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Puppies and the Healthy Sooners Health Hut will be on campus this week to help students manage stress as they prepare for finals. Stress can affect students’ mental and physical health, said Nicole Kendrick, University College student programs specialist. “We want students to be well-equipped to face their finals and all of the academic challenges they have during finals week,” Kendrick said. Puppies will be on the South Oval from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, said Tyler Campbell, a student assistant for Healthy Sooners, which coordinated the event. “We thought having puppies would be a fun and

Last year, just more than half of OU students submitted online course evaluations, which affect faculty promotions and teaching methods. Last fall, students completed about 55 percent of possible evaluations to OU’s online eValuate system with similar spring numbers, senior technology architect Aaron Biggs said in an email. Hunter Heyck, associate professor and department of the history of science chairman, said evaluation responses are an important factor in faculty promotion, although he’s found it difficult to achieve response rates over 60 percent in his classes. Heyck said he’s seen rates in the College of Arts and Sciences ranging between 25 to 75 percent. Facing dwindling response rates, some faculty are left to ask if only unhappy students responded — or whether the evaluations were an accurate representation of their class at all. “We want very much to take student input into consideration in faculty tenure decisions,” Heyck said, “But if rates are low, you can’t use [evaluations] to determine careers because it’s an unreliable data source.” The university switched from paper forms to online evaluations across all colleges in 2010. When College of Arts and Sciences switched to eValuate in 2009, response rates dropped 6 percent, according to a university memo. While the university offers guidelines for instructors

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GO AND DO Stress Management Events Puppies on the south oval When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday Where: South Oval “Overcoming Procrastination” workshop When: 4 to 5 p.m., Monday Where: Wagner Hall, Room 245

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As the semester comes to a close, projects and papers begin to pile up. Keeping up with it all along with preparing for finals can be a very stressful ordeal.

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OU will be offering more Judaic and Israel studies programs because of a recent grant from the Schusterman Family Foundation. The grant will promote the existing Schusterman P ro g ra m i n Ju d a i c a n d Israel Studies to a center housed in the history department. The center will include teaching and scholarship about Jewish history and culture, as well as modern Israel, according to a press release. The new center will expand undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The grant will also fund public programming and outreach to raise awareness of Jewish studies and Israel, according to a press release. OU President David B oren w ill re commend the OU Board of Regents to name the center the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies, a c c o rd i n g t o t h e p re s s release. The center will include three endowed positions, the Schusterman

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OU students and faculty were recognized this weekend by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Professional Chapter for their journalistic achievements. Winners received their awards at the chapter’s annual banquet Saturday evening at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. Winners included Karen Holp, KGOU Radio general manager and OU adju n c t t e a c h e r, O k l a h o ma Wat c h’s Warren Vieth, professional writing junior Blayklee Buchanan, journalism senior Megan Deaton, journalism junior Paighten Harkins, and more. Most of the student winners received awards for the work they had completed

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A grant for the Schusterman Program will create a center for the program inside OU’s history department. The program will include teaching and scholarship about Jewish history and culture, as well as modern Israel. Additionally, OU will establish two graduate fellowships and scholarships to study in Israel.

Chair for Israel Studies, the Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic Studies and the Schusterman. Josey Professorship of Jewish Intellectual History, according to a press release. In addition, OU will establish two graduate fellowships and scholarships to study in Israel, enhance the Hebrew Language Instructional Program and increase the amount of pertinent material materials in

Three students win Boren Award for International Study scholarship for upcoming study abroad trips Three OU students are the recipients of the Boren Award for International Study, which helps to fund study abroad trips. The award, sponsored by the National Security Education Program, was given to Jack Bergum, political science and international security studies sophomore, JoAnne Kosta, Arabic languages and literatures and Middle Eastern studies senior, and Daniel Glickstein, international security studies senior, according to a press release. The award, named for OU President David Boren, focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study critical to U.S. national security, according to the press release. The award gives up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad, according to the press release. The Boren Scholarships convocation and orientation will take place on June 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C., according to the Boren Awards website. Staff Reports

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STRESS FREE: Study tips given to increase focus Continued from page 1 exciting way to get people to play and forget about the stress of dead week and finals week ahead,� said Campbell, economics and international business senior. Students can also get information about how to live a healthy lifestyle from the Healthy Sooners Health Hut at the event, Campbell said. There will also be an “Overcoming Procrastination� workshop with Lisa Portwood, assistant dean of the University College, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Monday in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 254. “The point of the workshop is to stop students from procrastinating and help them with priority management,� Portwood said. This workshop will help students renew their commitment to getting a degree, Portwood said. It will also include strategies for dealing with success when students procrastinate. Kendrick said a beneficial technique to combating stress and doing well during finals is to spread out study sessions instead of cramming. “When you set specific goals, you’re

more likely to accomplish them. Avoiding distractions and handling one task at a time is more effective than multitasking,� Kendrick said. Another good technique is studying in a place where you feel comfortable so you can get the most accomplished during your time and focus on subjects you’re struggling with, Kendrick said. “Being proactive and positive about studying and getting things accomplished will help,� Kendrick said. Matt Woods, matt.woods@ou.edu

REVIEW: Professors value student input on classes Continued from page 1 to encourage student participation in course evaluations, instructors must find their own methods to boost numbers and field useful feedback. Heyck said he sets aside 10 minutes of class time to increase participation, since many students forget to finish evaluations. In addition to carving out class time, associate professor Deborah Trytten said she encourages students to evaluate her Introduction to Computer Programming course by communicating the meaningfulness of evaluations. Trytten said she’s gained valuable insight from past evaluations and applied changes accordingly. Last semester, Trytten held reading quizzes at the beginning of class, but student feedback revealed students “really hated that.� Trytten has since discontinued the reading quizzes. Both Heyck and Trytten agreed the evaluation’s open comments are the most useful for refining their

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Professor is given $20,000 Sullivant award for outstanding eye for detail English professor Alan Velie is $20,000 richer after receiving the Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity at OU, which honors forward thinking professors with adept perception. The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the selection commitAllan Velie PROFESSOR OF tee, composed of faculty ENGLISH and staff members, students and alumni, select the recipient, according to the press release. Edith Kinney Gaylord, supporter of many OU programs and longtime journalist, established The Otis Sullivant Award to honor her friend Otis Sullivant, who had acute attention to detail, according to the press release. Velie began teaching in 1967 and now serves as the director of Undergraduate Programs for the English Department. He currently teaches a course on Shakespeare, a capstone course on poetry and a course on the Bible as literature, according to the press release. Staff Reports

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teaching. Heyck administers additional evaluations of his own, which ask anonymous groups in the class to list the best and worst lectures and readings. Heyck said he usually ends up revising at least a couple of lectures in response to feedback. Trytten said there are clear benefits in switching to eValuate, including

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about alcohol in college, which is why we’re publishing several alcohol-related stories this week.

Drinking is inextricably linked with the college experience. There are countless pop culture references to college partying — just watch any movie or TV series centered around college students if you don’t believe us. And there are parties every weekend in the real-life version of college, too. Even if you choose not to drink a drop of alcohol while in college, it still affects your life. Many people see college as a wild stage of experimentation and view it as a four-year opportunity to drink without judgment. From frat parties to quiet get-togethers with a few friends, alcohol does have a presence on campus. We believe it’s important to talk about alcohol, which is why you’ll see several alcohol-related articles in the Daily this week. We considered running an alcohol-themed edition, much like our weed edition that ran earlier this semester. However, rather than wait to create alcohol-related content for every

information in the several alcohol information on alcohol in college bestories we are publishing this week fore the semester ends. to help you work out its nuancThis week you’ll be able to learn es. We also want all Sooners to be about coping with alcoholism, how safe, especially if they do choose to your brain operates under the infludrink. For that reason, we’ve writence of alcohol, Big 12 alcohol policies ten articles about healthy habits and the number of alcohol violations in and safe drinking practices to let Greek houses and dorms. Although our you gauge your relationship with campus is technically dry, rules on what alcohol. is and isn’t allowed on We know it can be easy to get The Our View campus aren’t always sucked into a culture of over-conis the majority black and white. For sumption, and we want all OU opinion of example, last year a students to have the confidence to The Daily’s student was found to make their own decisions about eight-member be living, and drinking, alcohol. Even if all of your friends editorial board in the Students for a are going out for the night, you Democratic Society’s don’t have to. College is a office in the Oklahoma Memorial time to express yourself, Union. so whether you’re Even though OU’s alcohol policy for- the life of the party bids drinking in the dorms and Greek every weekend houses, the rules aren’t so clear about or prefer sober university buildings. In fact, because nights in, we want the student was over 21, he technically Sooners to be true hadn’t broken any university rules by to themselves. drinking in the student organization’s Comment on this office. The vague wording of the alcohol at OUDaily.com policy is confusing, so we’re including

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n April 22, I had collaboration, the ability OPINION COLUMNIST the pleasure of to communicate more dilistening to OU rectly and to obtain quick President David Boren disresponses, often outweighs cuss a wide range of topics, the convenience of online from former Egyptian presmeetings. ident Anwar Sadat’s reconThis is not to say that onciliation efforts with Israel to line institutions are without the OU campus’ increasing their advantages. A number Corbin Brown environmental friendliness. of circumstances may prebrown.corbin.h@ou.edu One subject that stayed with vent prospective students me was the tension between from engaging in the tradibrick-and-mortar universities and online tional university experience, to name a few: institutes. familial obligations, health concerns and Boren paraphrased a supporter of the lat- financial or geographical barriers. For inditer, who said that online universities were viduals who face any of these obstacles but more efficient in terms of time and money. still wish to further their education, online While this statement may be true in a num- courses are, if not a blessing, a tremendous ber of cases, it glosses over many of the ben- opportunity. efits of what can be referred to as the “tradiFor these reasons and more, online entional university experience.” rollment in degree-granting postsecondary Among these are stronger bonds with, institutions has risen since 2002, according and greater knowledge of, individuals of to a 2013 survey conducted by the Babson varying cultural and social backgrounds. Survey Research Group, Pearson and the While online courses with videoconferenc- Sloan Consortium. In addition, online coling and student discussion aspects can help leges have become increasingly reputable, promote a great degree of interaction, the according to a 2011 survey from the same extent of this communication is relatively group in conjunction with the College limited. Board. Promoting the highest possible level of In the past decade or so, the proportion educational productivity requires more of academic professionals who consider than just video and text. The correlation be- online education courses as “the same or tween effectiveness and proximity extends superior to” offline classes has grown from not just to workers in office environments 57 to 67 percent, according to the 2011 but to students as well. Babson survey. However, the reputation of From my own experience, the qualionline education has experienced a recent ty of group projects conducted primardecline. In 2013, 74 percent of academic ily through online communication is professionals held positive views of online far less than that achieved via physical education, a drop of 3 points from the premeetings. The immediacy of face-to-face vious year, according to the 2013 Babson

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survey. To deem one type of institution, online or offline, superior, one must disregard the numerous factors that may prevent individuals from enrolling in one or the other. The mode of education that proves most effective for one student may include significant burdens for another. For all its advantages, online education will never be the sole, or even the predominant, mode of education. Countless

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Taylor Johnson, lead singer of the Wurly Birds, performs outside of Norman’s Blackwatch Studios on Friday night at the 2014 Norman Music Festival. The rock band is based in Oklahoma City.

Festival Highlights Ryan Singer: The Los Angeles comedian headlined this year’s comedy showcase Thursday and told jokes about everything from metaphysics to wieners. ADDverse Effects: The local hip-hop group played new and old songs alike to a teeming crowd. Diarrhea Planet: The Nashville group were literally hanging from the rafters of the main stage after their hardhitting performance Saturday.

He gave a high-energy performance and delivered eloquent, fast-paced jokes on topics ranging from metaphysics, nature, “The Smurfs,� evolution and penises. He even incorporated the frequent and overly audible passing of trains into his act.

Singer stayed for more than 30 minutes after the show to chat with fans and sign autographs. At midnight, the sidewalks were still packed with music festival goers ready for the weekend. The concluding day of the 2014 Norman Music Festival showcased national and international acts, such as Los Angeles psychedelic rockers Dead Meadow, Nashville shredders Diarrhea Planet and French electro dance punkers La Femme, alongside local acts, such as Norman’s own hip hop collective ADDverse Effects and Tulsa-bred post-hardcore band Lizard Police. La Femme took the main stage around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to great enthusiasm from the early-afternoon crowd. Despite windy conditions and a mid-set snafu with one of the member’s keyboard setup, the Paris-based performers played through and ultimately came out with an energetic and entertaining debut performance in Oklahoma. The home crowd showed

up in force for hip-hop specialists ADD verse Effects. Music festival MC and Norman’s 7th Ward councilman Stephen Tyler Holman referenced the group’s scheduled move to Portland, Ore., later this year in his introduction to ADDverse Effects’ set. “Enjoy these guys while they’re in Norman because they won’t be here much longer,� Holman said to the gather ing crowd. After ADDverse Effects left, Diarrhea Planet stormed the stage with their signature four guitar assault. Diarrhea Planet p l ay e d s e v e ra l s o n g s from its latest album, “I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams,� including “Separations,� “Kids,� “Field of Dreams,� and “Babyhead.� The group also played songs from its first album, “Loose Jewels,� including “Cigarettes� and “Warm Ridin’.� More online at OUDaily.com

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Senior infielder Javen Hendson hits the ball to left field during the game against University of Alabama at Birmingham on April 26 at Marita Hines Field. The Sooners swept the three game series, winning 11-3, 8-4 and 6-4.

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he return of Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain sparked the Sooners (39-10) as they completed a three-game sweep of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (29-22) on Sunday. Chamberlain, who went 2-5 at bat with six walks in the series, said her back felt great despite the double header Saturday. The slugger also talked about how she felt returning to her teammates after the layoff. “I think it gave me a new appreciation for my teammates and the little things that are going on around me,” Chamberlain said. Chamberlain wasted no time welcoming herself back to the lineup as she smoked a two-RBI double in her first at bat. Oklahoma added seven more runs in the second inning, which was plenty of support for Kelsey Stevens and Shelby Pendley in the circle. Stevens notched her 27th win in the first game after throwing the game’s first three innings, permitting just four

hits and one earned run. Pendley then shut the door in the last two innings to give the Sooners an 11-3 win. The second game belonged to Pendley, as the Sooners got contributions from her all over the field. At the plate, Pendley drove in five runs thanks to a pair of triples with runners in scoring position. She also shut the door on the Blazers in the seventh inning, ensuring an 8-4 victory and a series win for the Sooners. Stevens threw the first five innings of the second game as well, earning her 28th win on the season. However, it was sophomore Taylor Dewbery, who got the nod in the finale, making the first start of her career. Dewbery got the win after allowing four runs on seven hits in four innings of work. Pendley then finished the game for the third time this series, handing the Sooners an 8-6 victory. It was a well-deserved day off for Stevens, who has at least made an appearance for the Sooners in every game in recent memory. The day off also came on the heels of

comments made by coach Patty Gasso on Saturday, as she thought the pitching staff looked fatigued in the warm weather. “I think our pitching staff was a little bit labored at times,” Gasso said. “But it’s almost expected this time of year.” Gasso didn’t seem worried about her pitching staff, but this team will be in trouble in the postseason if Kelsey Stevens isn’t at full strength. The Sooners just got their best player back from injury in Chamberlain, but Stevens is undoubtedly Oklahoma’s most important player. Oklahoma will be back in action again on Wednesday as they travel to Arkansas to make up a game that was postponed earlier this season. First pitch will be at 3 p.m. Spenser Davis davis.spenser@yahoo.com

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Nickolas M. Aguilera Emily N. Ahadizadeh Austin Alford Sydney M. Allen Mary K. Allison Lauren Eve Aragon Hallie E. Arias Sydney P. Bader Tracey Dawn Bark Kelly V. Barksdale Travis W. Bates Bailey K. Bedford Sarah E. Beebe Timothy Rhyker Benavidez Alyssa R. Bickford Laura M. Boucher Alyssa M. Boutelle Morgan L. Brokob Katie M. Brown Victor Q. Bui Aili J. Butler Robert Caleb Cail Brittany N. Carter Lauren M. Casonhua Jacqueline H. Chafin Justin A. Cline Sarah A. Cocks Rayce M. Coyne Richard H. Dao Lauren A. Davis Natalie D. Dickson Thong Hoang Doan Emily E. Eby Isaac A. Eicher Zachary David Eldredge Carly R. Ellsworth Tyrus E. Ernst Dalton D. Fazekas Sheryl Ann Fender Evan Scott Fields John C. Fischer Lindsay Marie Fischer Jeannine N. Foster Elizabeth D. Franklin Alison S. Frech Janny Joy Gandhi Kanika Garg Lucille Marie Gauthier Frank George Natalie J. Gilbert Rebecca A. Glover Cullen M. Grable Dominic R. Granello Kyndra L. Gross Carolin Haeusler Julie A. Hall April C. Hamilton Brooke E. Hamilton Cassidy Erin Hamilton Zohal Heidari Autumn Christine Heigle

Shelby M. Heise Cathleen B. Hewett Heather L. Hewitt Benjamin T. Hill Mason E. Hinsdale Alexander Mark Hoelscher Kristina K. Hopkins Nina K. Horne Carleigh C. Houghtling Jamie K. Huber Rachel Erin Hurt Sarah E. Jaeb Trent Noriyoshi Jarvis Morgan Elizabeth Johnson Caitlin E. Jones Branden Katona Gurpreet Kaur Abigail F. Kinsinger Robin A. Kurzyna Devon R. Kysor Matthew P. Lambert Jacob Thomas Landers Jennie E. Lee Vyacheslav Arkadyevich Lenkov Elizabeth Frances Livesey William D. Lonn Joseph L. Loveless Adrian Beck Lucy Alexander O. Mann Hannah G. Maple Mary Margeret Mason Andrew S. Matt Dehra Anne McGuire Margaret Macon McKee-Huey Taylor J. McKenzie Lara McLellan Katherine Anne McPherson Anna T. McQuary Patrick Rewa McSweeney Hillary E. Medina Daniel Spencer Meschter Katherine R. Metz John C. Miller Thomas Richard Morgan Brittany Rachelle Munda Sarah R. Nagy Christina Nguyen Dang Hai Nguyen Linh N. Nguyen Hayden S. Nunley Kelsey K. O’Grady Jaclyn E. O’Neil Mary R. O’Neill Baylie Nicole Ostler Thomas D. Parker Simpkins Akash B. Patel Aaron W. Paul James W. Paul Taylor M. Paziuk Laurel Rose Persa Andy T. Phan

Gavin A. Pharaoh Daniel L. Phillips Brian T. Pickens Richard T. Pody Drew M. Powell Maximilien Luc Proctor Anna Irena Przebinda Adam Z. Ragsdale Kelley Lynne Raines Brandon P. Ranallo Teresa Marie Ratashak Kathleen E. Reap Alex B. Reddy Zachary A. Reed Kevin J. Reimnitz Michael Franklin Reynolds Lauren A. Rippetoe Rebecca L. Ross Megan E. Rutland Sarah Sandel Nicholas J. Schlekewey Genevieve Ala Schmitt Parker Brett Selby Austin Robert Sell Alanna P. Sellinger Ajinur U. Setiwaldi Maryum Shahzad Laura E. Shapiro Robert Michael Shoup Aneesh N. Shukla Gabrielle D. Skillings Allison M. Smith Bradley L. Snider Natalie M. Stanislav Rebecca A. Stevenson Danielle L. Strawn Shelby Suzanne Stribling Anne M. Sutherland Molly E. Swann Blythe E. Taylor Kathleen Jean Taylor Whitney Margaret Thompson Robin T. Tipps Michaela E. Tomalin Jimmy Tran Boaz Vandever Alison M. Vaughan Kristen L. Veal Pooja Vijayvargiya Tamara Michelle Walker Wesley W. Wehde Ashley Kathryn Wensel Andrew J. White Liana K. Willis Connor Patrick Wilson William R. Womble Kaitlyn M. Wyatt Rosemarie G. Zanabria Christiana M. Zipay Caitlin E. Zuber

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, and the University of Oklahoma’s chapter, Alpha of Oklahoma, was chartered in 1920. For over two hundred years, election to Phi Beta Kappa has been a recognition of intellectual capacities well employed, especially in the acquiring of an education in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa — recognizing OU’s excellence. For more information, please contact Kermyt Anderson at kganders@ou.edu or Craig Hayes at rchayes@ou.edu.


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