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UPB shares office space after mistake Confusion in registration requires Board to seek new office space JEFFREY NYONI Campus Reporter
The Union Programming Board has shacked up with another student organization this semester after losing its office space last semester. UPB is sharing space with the Hispanic-American Student Organization, which resides in the Archie W. Dunham Conoco Phillips Student Leadership Center, U P B p r e s i d e n t Pa t r i c k
McSweeney said. The center is located in The Oklahoma Memorial Union. The organization reached out to UPB and is sharing some of its office space in the leadership center, McSweeney said. The two organizations have worked together in the past, he said, and they also have a few members involved in both organizations that helped make it happen.
McSweeney said he really appreciates what HASA has done and that this will help them move forward this year and encourage them to continue work with other student organizations. UPB activities will be better in the future if they work with other organizations on campus and support each other, he said. Last spring, UPB, one of the largest student organizations, lost it’s office space for the first time, The Daily reported on April 16. U P B’s o f f i c e r s f a i l e d to meet the application
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deadline for an office space in the Archie W. Dunham Conoco Phillips Student Leadership Center, according to Daily archives.
The application is required by UOSA’s Code Annotated for organizations seeking office space. The organization appealed to the Graduate Student Senate to be allowed to file a late application, but the request was denied, according to Daily archives. UPB is a student organization whose mission is to provide diverse activities to students on campus, according to its website. The failure to file an application came out of confusion toward the end of the semester as the
organization was transitioning, McSweeney said. There was a lack of communications between UPB leadership, he said. The organization’s leaders were disappointed by the GSS decision to deny their late application McSweeney said, but they realized the mistake was on their part, and they understand the procedures moving forward.
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‘Living Library’ exhibit opens Bizzell Memorial Library hosts dynamic display EMMA HAMBLEN Campus Reporter
The OU women’s basketball team poses for a picture in front of downtown Sydney, Australia. The team spent 10 days in Australia and played four exhibition games. The Sooners won all four games they played, winning by an average of 20 points per game.
Team plays four games in Australia Women’s basketball team gets early start to their season KEDRIC KITCHENS Sports Editor
The 2012-13 OU women’s basketball team got its first chance to play together when it played a series of exhibition games in Australia earlier this month. The Sooners spent 10 days there, leaving Aug. 7 and returning Aug. 18. They played four games in Australia against the Townsville Flames, Dandenong Rangers, Maitland All-Stars and Sydney University Flames. The Sooners swept the exhibitions, winning by
an average margin of 20 points. There were a lot of words used to describe the experience. So many in fact, that coach Sherri Coale said she had run out of adjectives. But the one description of the trip that remained constant was that it was a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. It was a rare opportunity for the team to play games so early in the season, something senior guard Whitney Hand said will pay off dividends down the line. “I think we have a huge advantage going into the season,” Hand said. “We already have a week of practice under our belt. We’ve already played games, that’s a big deal.” This exhibition season allowed
“I think we have a huge advantage going into the season. We already have a week of practice under our belt. We’ve already played games, that’s a big deal” SENIOR GUARD WHITNEY HAND
the team to, in Coale’s words, “lay a strong foundation.” And she said that it made sure all her players, new and old, “understand what work looks like.” The biggest news of the
exhibition games was the debut of OU ’s three newest players: freshman guards Maddie Manning and Nicole Kornet and junior college transfer forward Portia Durrett. “It was good for us freshmen to get a preview of what’s coming before it does,” Manning said. The new players made an impact immediately, Coale said. And both Hand and junior guard Morgan Hook said it felt like the players had been with the team a long time. “It didn’t feel like it was their first couple of games with us,” Hook said. “It felt like we had been playing with them.”
CAC seeks out bands for festival L&A: Applications are available for bands to play as part of the Oklahoma Creativity Festival’s Boomerfest. (Page 5)
Runners earn highest preseason rank in team history Sports: The OU men’s cross country team debut at No. 4 on preseason poll. (Page 6)
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New interim University College dean takes over reins at the end of last school year. Former University College dean Douglas Gaffin left his position as head of the college to go back to teaching JEFFREY NYONI full time, The Daily reported Campus Reporter on June 6. University College has a Nicole Judice-Campbell — new, interim dean after the an associate professor in psyprevious dean stepped down chology — has been named
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The OU Histor y of Science Collections is featuring a new exhibit entitled “A Living Library” to celebrate and focus on the Collections’ growth since 1976. “The items displayed in this Living Library exhibit reveal how the History of Science Collections is a living library, growing constantly to serve a dynamic community of scholars, ” according to the OU History of Science Collections website. The exhibit officially opened August 1 and will be available until the campus closes for Winter Break, said Kerry Magruder curator of the History of Science Collections.
interim dean for the next year until a permanent dean is named. “When Dean Gaffin announced his plans to step down from the dean position, I was invited to move into that role as Interim Dean,” JudiceCampbell said. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve the
university in this capacity. “ She said Graffin will be missed. “He has such a heart for students and for OU,” she said. “University College is what it is today because of his leadership and advocacy.” Gaffin decided to leave because he wanted to return to
teaching, he said in an email. “It has been 10 years, and I feel that we accomplished many of our goals and that University College is in great shape,” Gaffin said. “I also feel that I gave it my all and am ready to turn over the reigns SEE DEAN PAGE 2
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TODAY AROUND CAMPUS Free lemon chills will be given out from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Oklahoma Memorial Union. A Student Success Series seminar about student employment will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. A presentation about succeeding in economics courses will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Archie W. Dunham-Conoco Student Leadership Center in Oklahoma Memorial Union. The first general meeting for the Union Programming Board will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium in Oklahoma Memorial Union.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30 A lightsaber-making workshop themed around Star Wars will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Oklahoma Memorial Union. A lecture about nineteenth-century French drawings will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium in Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. An informational session about studying abroad at OU will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Old Science Hall.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31 A meet-and-greet reception will be held by the economics department from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Ellison Hall Courtyard.
and return to my first love of teaching and research.” Gaffin currently is on sabbatical in New Mexico through the fall semester, and after that, he will head to England for the spring semester, he said. “I am getting back to my research roots,” Gaffin said. Gaffin described his time as University College dean as one of the most rewarding times of his life “I have learned so much about the university and how it works, and I am proud of the things we have accomplished,” he said. “I also love the spirit and commitment of my colleagues in University College, and I will miss them greatly.” Gaffin said he is confident that Judice-Campbell will serve as a great interim dean. “She is the perfect person for the position,” he said.
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Dr. Nicole J. Campbell, interim dean of University College, works at her desk in her new office Tuesday in Wagner Hall. Campbell was recently promoted to the position after former dean Doug Gaffin stepped down earlier this year.
“She has a great reputation, not only with other faculty members, but also with students, the staff, student affairs personnel and the higher administration.” As interim dean, JudiceCampbell said she will focus on ways to accommodate the increasing size of freshman classes.
“We are talking about ways to update the Summer Enrollment Program so that we can keep the personal attention emphasized in the current set up but also continue to meet the needs of an increasing freshmen class,” she said. She also said she wants to make more action tutoring
sessions available to students, as well as continue to develop a program to help students decide on majors. Judice-Campbell would not say if she hopes to stay in the position of dean permanently. Jeffrey Nyoni, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARY: 100 books added to collection since 1967 Continued from page 1 The History of Science Collections is globally renowned, but is often mistakenly referred to as the DeGolyer Collection, its original name, Magruder said. In the late 1960s, however, the more inclusive “History of Science Collections” was adopted to reflect collections other than the DeGolyer
volumes have been added to the History of Science Collections. The exhibit consists of 100 books acquired since 1976 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday that were not published in through Thursday the catalog that contained the 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday rest of the Collections’ 40,000 items at that time, Magruder Noon-4 p.m. Saturday said. Source: OU History of Science These 100 books reflect the Collections website Collections’ growth and status as a living library, Magruder said. The displayed works are collection. S i n c e 1 9 7 6 , 5 5 , 0 0 0 new to the Collections and
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Patience is needed for new SafeRide changes Our View: SafeRide changes might require students to adjust, but they are necessary.
expanding budget would show serious negligence on the part of the university. Of course, with a program this important, fiWhen OU announced changes to the SafeRide nancial concerns can’t trump student safety. No program in July, the primary justification was stu- one is suggesting OU should make a decision that dent demand for changes that would decrease would harm the program just to save wait times. But The Daily reported money. SafeRide likely saves lives on Tuesday that the majority of students a regular basis. BY THE NUMBERS were satisfied with the program’s perThe voucher program will not Annual Budgets formance, according to student surchange that. OU has a culture built Fiscal veys conducted yearly since 2009. around this program that discourYear Other documents obtained by The ages drunken driving. Most students 2009, compared to Daily show that the majority of wait $70,305 spent will be able to make this small adtimes were within the promised time justment to adapt to the system. Fiscal frame of 25 to 35 minutes. Yes, it’s possible some students Year 2010, compared to At the same time, SafeRide’s spendwill be unwilling to plan ahead in $78,672 spent ing has outpaced its budget consisorder to use the program. But any tently for the last four years, even Fiscal student who could benefit from this Year though its budget has increased each program is an adult, capable of mak2011, compared to year. ing responsible decisions. $121,456 spent Brynn Daves, student programs It’s not like this is the first time director, told The Daily that budget such a system has been in place. concerns never factored into the According to Daily archives, OU Fiscal Year 2012, compared to $172,000 decision to change the program. used a voucher system for SafeRide spent But given the tepid level of student before the former “make a call” syscomplaints and the tem students are familiar with. The amount of overmost recent change is merely a step The Our View Fiscal Year 2013 spending, it’s hard to back to the former policy that might is the majority Source: Documents obtained by believe that money opinion of curb wildly rising costs. The Daily The Daily’s played no role in this As a plus, even if this wasn’t the eight-member decision. real motivation, the new system does editorial board Yes, OU allocated seem to be reducing the wait times. more money this year than ever Daves told The Daily that no students waited more before for the SafeRide program, but given the his- than 15 minutes for service last weekend. tory of over spending, it’s clear that administrators So students, be patient with this change. It may are working to stay within the budget this year. require a shift in your perspective and a little more The voucher program will likely help accomplish effort, but isn’t it worth it to protect yourself and that. others from potential legal or physical harm? But, students, is that really such a bad thing? Just make picking up your SafeRide vouchGiven how grossly the program has gone overers one more part of planning for your weekend, budget in the past few years — as much as $42,000 along with choosing an outfit or buying beer. in 2011 — it’s obvious the program has not been financially feasible for a while. Ignoring this ever- Comment on this on OUDaily.com
Currently, the GOP only requires states with early primaries to use this system. If all states used this system, no state would gain undue influence, and candidates with less initial star power would still have a chance of sticking through the primary process. This would protect smaller interests and give them a chance to truly challenge the party’s favored sons. Tuesday morning on the floor of the Republican More competition can only benefit the party by National Convention, the GOP passed new rules reensuring that the best, strongest candidate possible quiring state delegates to nominate for the winner (or eventually wins the nomination. Not to mention that winners) of their state’s primary. Under previous rules, letting all the voices in the party feel heard can only some states had unpledged delegates who were free to solidify the base and strengthen support for the evennominate anyone they chose. tual candidate. These rules allowed grassroots movements to gain a foothold by influencing state conventions to choose delegates who supported their candidates. For example, at this year’s convention, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gained nomination votes from unpledged delegates, despite not winning the primary in those delegates’ The Daily reported Tuesday that the OU Federal states. Credit Union doesn’t serve international students Grassroots activists and independent-leaning facdue to the heavier paperwork requirements involved. tions within the Republican Party were understandThis forces international students to do their bankably upset about the new rules, claiming the change ing through private banks in the area, which charge signaled mainstream party power steamrolling over higher initial deposit fees and are less conveniently grassroots conservatives. located. But if you take the hopes of Paul supporters out of Christy Robertson, branch manager of credit the equation, the rule change makes sense. Primaries are where the voice of the people is heard. union’s Lindsey branch, said the institution does not have the personnel or resources to track the additionVoters should have the final say in who is nominated al paperwork required when serving noncitizens. by their party — all voters, in an open election format, We understand that the credit union is a small ornot just those involved in state conventions. ganization with a small customer base. But we urge It is at state conventions that delegates are chosen. its leadership to find a way to serve these students. Under the old rules, in states with unpledged deleWithout the option to open an account with the gates, those attending these conventions had more say credit union, students must go to private banks in the than the rest of voters who already chose their candiarea. The initial deposits for these banks can be up to date during the primary. $95 more expensive than the OU credit union. And it Without the new rules, the primaries in these states forces these students, who are the least likely to have essentially are meaningless. transportation, to go off campus for their banking But, if the Republican Party is really interested in needs. protecting the voice of all voters, it should follow the The credit union in Stillwater that services the uniDemocratic Party’s lead and require that all states versity found a way to serve the community’s internaaward delegates on a proportional system. Under such a system, delegates are awarded to mul- tional students. OU’s credit union should find a way to do the same so it can serve all parts of the Sooner tiple candidates based on the proportion of the vote community. they received.
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Oklahoma needs less strict laws regarding alcohol
his summer, I OPINION COLUMNIST celebrated my 21st birthday as many young adults do: in a bar, enjoying the company of my friends with an ice cold beer in my hand. While this could have been a long-awaited Nolan Kraszkiewicz first for me, I was studying Email@address abroad in Brussels at the time, so this was actually the fifth time I had partaken in as many days. Up until I turned 21, I could purchase and consume alcohol in nearly every other country in the world, save for the one in which I reside and pay taxes — America. I have been back for a few weeks now, and I already am fed up with the bureaucratic nonsense of Oklahoma’s alcohol policies. In order to get my choice of malted hop goodness (Moosehead Lager) — or any other alcoholic beverage — I have to stand by and watch my liberties be infringed upon. I am fed up with the numerous nuisances my fellow Oklahomans and I frankly are tired of enduring:
1. Enough with fake grocery store beer. Not only is the idea of low-point (less than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight) beer inconvenient, it is potentially hazardous. For inexperienced drinkers, confusing and mixing up low-point versus strong beer can lead to quicker than anticipated intoxication and potential alcohol poisoning. For responsible and experienced imbibers such as myself, this dilemma of low-point beer often results in increased trips to the restroom and not much enjoyment. Here in Norman, the water is probably a stronger intoxicant than the low-point beer at the grocery store.
2. God forbid I buy alcohol on a Sunday. I understand that certain liquor store owners may want to have that day for church or to spend with their families, but this should be purely voluntary. Last I checked, we lived under a capitalist economy. So following the free market model, if a person chooses to offer a legal product that is in demand, a restriction on the days when they can sell it is un-American. It’s quite ironic to see that we lead the nation in trying to prevent alcohol consumption, yet lead the nation in methamphetamine and opiate consumption. On a Sunday, if I wanted to, I could gamble, purchase a firearm and frequent a gentleman’s club — yet still be unable to patronize a liquor store. The calls for morality and ethics dictating this Sabbath prohibition are hypocritical and inconsistent. Simply put, if you do not want to partake, just stay home.
3. The arbitrary number 21 needs to go. When I turned 18, I could vote, buy a gun and engage in numerous other age-restrictive activities, unless they somehow involved alcohol. The fact that Americans are required to wait until the age of 21 to purchase and legally consume alcohol leads to unhealthy practices. I am not surprised that binge drinking is on the rise in both high school and college-aged students. It is not until rather late in our development that we get introduced to alcohol, and American’s delayed exposure to alcohol leads to dysfunctional interactions. In college towns, if the age were to be reduced to 18, in conjunction with an alcohol awareness program like we have here at OU, the environment for drinking would be more open. Consequently, an underage college student’s need to keep alcohol consumption underground and secretive would be virtually eliminated, effectively providing a safer drinking environment. I find it absurd that two summers ago, while in Istanbul, Turkey, it was both legal and easier for me to get alcohol than it is here and now in Oklahoma. When I took American history in elementary school, I thought I had learned that the 18th Amendment to the constitution, prohibition, had been repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933. Apparently, Oklahoma failed to get the memo. Nolan Kraszkiewicz is a political science and religious studies senior.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 Conditions in general look to be rather hopeful for you in the year ahead. Thus, if and when you should get into a fraught situation, know that Lady Luck is likely to be there, bringing help just in the nick of time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It behooves you to follow your instincts when it comes to your business dealings. If nothing more, use these perceptions as support for your logical assessments. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Make it a point to take some of the slack out of a fading friendship that you havenâ€™t had much time for lately. There are few things more valuable than good chums. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- The race is likely to be won by the smartest, not necessarily the swiftest, when it comes to a career matter. Be sure to use that thinking cap of yours, so you donâ€™t trip over your own feet.
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If you’re a fan of TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras,” you a l re a d y k n o w o f A l a n a Thompson — a 6-year-old girl with some serious ’tude. Because of her sassy, tell-all personality, Alana and her family have landed their own reality TV show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” To say that the Thompson family is close is an understatement. In the first episode, Alana introduces her family by their nicknames. Her sisters are called “Pumpkin,” “Chubbs” and “Chickadee” (who also is pregnant). Let’s not forget Honey Boo Boo’s father and the only male of the house, known as “Sugar Bear.” Yes, his children even call him by that name. Alana’s mother, June, is clearly the head of the family. She seems to be involved mostly in Alana’s pageant life, and the family sometimes will settle for less in order to fund Alana’s pageant hobby. In order to save money for pageants, Alana’s mother is an extreme couponer. I don’t think anyone loves to coupon more than June. In one episode, June said, “couponing is even better than sex.” If anything, June is doing a good thing for her family.
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Amanda Carter (left) with her dance student Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo). Thompson landed her own television show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” after her stint on the TLC show “Toddlers and Tiaras.”
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Thanks to extreme couponing, the Thompson family will have more that enough toilet paper to outlast the zombie apocalypse. In the beginning, I was alarmed and frightened at the fact that the producers of the show would expose such embarrassing and revealing content on national TV. I’ve heard a lot of negative backlash concerning the show — mostly complaints that she
show was created to make fun of the Thompson family. The Thompson family’s behavior strays beyond the walls of what is socially acceptable, but they don’t care. If you follow the show, you’ll see that the family actually makes fun of themselves on several occasions. I’ve heard that most viewers either find this show shamefully entertaining or just plain unethical. In regards to the critics who claim this show is exploiting the Thompson family and only out to embarrass them, I would like to say that although the show is uncomfortable to watch, it exposes the realities of a certain population that truly exists in
America. June is aware of the embarrassment and negative attention she is exposing her “crazy redneck” family to. I might disagree with her parenting style or what she allows her children to do, but I do like that she says they are proud of their family, even if they do live a little, unglamorous life. The Thompsons don’t have much, and they take Alana’s pageant career too seriously. But they seem to be a happy family who appreciates what they have and one another.
The Campus Activities Council is hosting the Oklahoma Creativity Festival Sept. 27-29 and will have a music showcase for students. The inaugural festival will have a concert called Boomerfest, and students will get to vote for the bands they want to play. Of the bands that apply, the five or six bands with the most votes will get to perform at the festival. Many applications have been sent out to local student bands, but any student band can apply, Boomerfest producer Josiah Irwin said in an email. Students will get the chance to witness their classmates’ talents at the three-day festival, Irwin said. “The purpose of Oklahoma Creativity Festival is to inspire all forms of creativity and inspire a creative movement through interactive opportunities that unify the campus and community in Oklahoma,” Irwin said. People who attend the festival can interact with film, visual, performance and culinary art, engineering, education, entrepreneurship, fashion, architecture, literature and many other avenues of creativity, Irwin said. Once applications have been submitted, students will be able to vote for their favorite bands. Boomerfest will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. Marleine Calderon, firstname.lastname@example.org
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TEAM: Players compete together for first time Down Under Continued from page 1 With the addition of the three new players, Coale said the team will be filled with talent. “Depth could be, and should be a strength of ours,” Coale said. Coale said there is a very little drop off between the first and second units and that that will push all of the players. “When we put in the backups, we don’t become dysfunctional,” Coale said. “There is a chance for 12 players to contribute.” The freshmen both said they played w e l l b u t a cknowledged they were a little nervous. “I think for SHERRI the most part COALE it went good, but there was a few freshmen moments from all of us,” Manning said. “It’s just so overwhelming at first,” Kornet said. “We literally did so much, so fast in preparing.” Having the young players creeping up on the established Sooners is good for the team, Coale said. “You never really know anything until you have to teach it to someone else,” Coale said. The new players know they have an opportunity to play but aren’t under any illusions they will just be given time. “I think it’s up to me and how much I want to work and how much everybody else wants to work,” Manning said. “We have a chance to be a great team, and it would be a privilege to play [significant minutes].”
Freshman guard Nicole Kornet poses with a boomerang purchased at Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Australia. The OU women’s basketball team was in Australia from Aug. 7-18. They played four exhibitions against Australian clubs, going 4-0, winning by an average margin of 20 points per game.
One thing they all have in common is their competitive nature. Coale said the new players are “insanely competitive,” which feeds the more experienced players and pushes them to play harder to keep their spots. According to Coale, there is a big difference between playing hard and competing. She said that everyone is expected to work hard but they have to want to compete, and her players are natural competitors. Kedric Kitchens, 760-902-5083 firstname.lastname@example.org
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