What is your favorite way to give back to the community?
Lori Joseph sophomore food science and technology major
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“I like to go the Lincoln Center and interact with the children, because I feel like interaction with people that are older than you is really inspiring to younger children.”
Special to The Battalion The Doc at a Distance program started in 2000 when Texas A&M and Texas Tech joined together to offer educational opportunities to those who couldn’t return to a university to earn a doctoral degree because of a job, family or other commitments. James Lindner, head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, said the program began to specifically target mid-
career professionals in the broad career of agriculture who were seeking promotion. “Nothing is better than face-to-face, but when you can’t you have to come up with different ways of engaging students in academics and research,” Lindner said. “The aspect of a doctorate at a distance in a cohort program requires more planning than obtaining it on campus, yet our students are not disadvantaged. Our graduation rate is just as high as the students who receive their education on campus.” Lindner said what makes A&M’s dis-
tance education program unique is the high quality of courses. “We have the only agricultural doctorate degree offered through distance education in the U.S.,” Lindner said. “The biggest change from when we first started the program is we no longer need to focus on technology while teaching the students like we had to. We assume the students have the technological experience and so we’re better able to focus on the curriculum.” See Online on page 2
◗ Doctorate in Hispanic Studies ◗ Master of Science in Statistics ◗ Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering For a full list of degrees offered visit http://distance.tamu. edu/futureaggies/ distance-degrees.
Tia Mckinney sophomore English major
“I enjoy serving the community by random acts of kindness and stopping by the Lincoln Center every once in a while and working with the kids or going to the Bluebonnet House and hanging out with the elderly people.”
April Vela senior ﬁnance major
“My favorite way to serve the community is by giving away gently used items through Goodwill to beneﬁt other people.”
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Kevin Cravey, Sara Reams, Becky Glazar and Katie Hemper help a couple clean their garden of roots and replace soil.
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Spring cleaning Big Event participants come out in record numbers
“I like to serve the community by serving as a Breakaway volunteer in hopes that the college students around this campus would check it out.”
Ushang Desai public health graduate student
Melissa Appel The Battalion When they could have caught up on sleep or on studying, almost 13,000 students volunteered Saturday morning to give back to the Bryan-College Station community and residents through Big Event. The Big Event, which is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, set records in participation this year.
“Close to 13,000 students have signed up to say ‘Thank You’ to over 1,450 residents of Bryan and College Station,” said Emma Fisher, Big Event outreach executive Friday. “These are both record numbers.” The Big Event was started in 1982 through the work of Joe Nussbaum, then vice president of Student Government Association. The 2010 event marked the 28th year of the program at A&M.
Big Event staff work throughout the year to collect job requests from residents of BryanCollege Station and assign them to students who sign up to participate. The four-hour event included jobs such as painting, hauling brush, raking leaves and weeding garden beds. “We moved dirt. It was fun helping the community,” said Kyle Molitor, freshman civil engineering major. “It’s nice to see so See Big Event on page 2
Camp provides support system “Being a public health student, I would like to serve my community in a different way like serve in a nursing home or community health centers.”
Ben Meadows junior bioenvironmental science major
“Probably doing the things that nobody else wants to do — the things that are too hard, or a little gross, stuff like that.” Robert Carpenter and J.D. Swiger — THE BATTALION
■ Kesem attempts to give children of cancer victims a summer free of stress and raises money to fund their attendance tuition Donate to the cause Brandon Rhyder will perform at 11 p.m Tuesday at Schotzi’s on Northgate. Opening for Rhyder is Clayton Gardner, who will perform at 9:30. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Cavender’s, Traditions Bookstores or through any Camp Kesem member. Tickets will also be available for $15 at the door.
Melissa Appel The Battalion Texas country star Brandon Rhyder will perform Tuesday in a concert benefiting Camp Kesem, a summer camp devoted to showing support and love to children who have parents with cancer. Camp Kesem was founded in 2007 by Amber Masso, Class of 2008. The topic of cancer and its effects on families was close to Masso’s heart. “I grew up with cancer in my family, and I have lost many friends and relatives over the years,” Masso said. “A few years ago, I became a cancer survivor. I underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during 2005-2006, my sophomore year at A&M.” As a member of the Texas A&M Cancer Society, Masso stumbled across Camp Kesem during an Internet search for service opportunities for the society.
Camp Kesem started in California 10 years ago and spread to include more than 20 national counterparts in many states and college campuses, but at the time of Masso’s search, Texas did not have a camp. Masso said she was called to start a Camp Kesem organization at A&M; the camp is the only one of its kind in Texas. “The mission of Camp Kesem is twofold,” said Masso, a former co-chairwoman of Camp Kesem. “We aim to help families cope with cancer through relationships and support systems formed through our camp. We aim to mold college students into leaders by giving them the chance to shape every facet of the program.” The emphasis of the camp is to allow children whose family lives have been affected by cancer the chance to enjoy a week of a carefree childhood. “It’s a chance to teach them that life is going to be tough and that we may not always like the hands that we have been dealt, but you can always find a way to see the upside of life,” said Kody Selzer, student support co-coordinator for the camp. “There should always be time to
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March 29, 1973 Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end.
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Freshman industrial engineering major Phillip Southard rides a squarewheeled bicycle on Saturday at the 2010 Physics and Engineering Festival. This year’s festival was at the Mitchell Physics Building for the first time, and featured hands-on exhibitions, lectures by George Kattawar and Chris Impey, and performances by the Bubble Guy.
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many people come together, giving back and getting involved.” The slogan of Big Event, which is a part of the Student Government Association, said the event is designed to say one big “Thank You” to the community residents who support Texas A&M and Aggieland. With almost 13,000 students representing close to one quarter of the student population,
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The distance education programs at A&M make use of technological advances to make learning easier for students. “We use the Trans-Texas Video network and Centra, which is a system that allows for synchronization and class interaction,” Lindner said. A&M offers 21 graduate degrees with distance education under five colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Education and Human Development and Agriculture and Life Sciences. They also offer different graduate certificates in online courses. The College of Education and Human Development has offered distance education for obtaining master’s degrees for 15 years, but in 2008 they began the online doctoral program for teaching administration. “Distance education is not right for every person but it does reach a group that would otherwise not have the opportunity,” said Becky Carr, assistant dean for the College of Education and Human Development. “Our students are very happy.
the size of the event represents the commitment of Texas Aggies to service and providing for the needs of others, students said. “It was inspiring to drive down the road and see so many groups of Aggies working,” said Devin Smith, freshman biomedical sciences major. “We’re one of the largest universities, so it’s cool to see everyone coming together to give back instead of breaking off into our groups.” Residents expressed gratitude to the students
who came to help. Molitor said the family his group was helping provided nachos, while Smith said her group received brisket. “It was hard work, but they fed us,” said Daniel Dobbins, freshman chemical engineering major. Students were encouraged in morning tasks with the Big Event Kickoff, which featured the band NELO as well as speeches from Student Body President Kolin Loveless, Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin and Neil Bush, son of
Many of them work full time, unlike in other regions, and can’t leave those jobs behind and this program allows them to further their education and continue to move up professionally.” Jeanie Long took online courses in her first semester of graduate school under the George Bush School of Government and received the Agriculture eLearning Development Certificate. She works as an instructional design specialist for an online graduate program. “Distance education just worked well with my schedule of trying to take graduate classes and being a TA at the same time. It allowed me to work at my own pace,” Long said. “You could do it in your pajamas at 2 o’clock in the morning.” She said the program is most effective in preparing students and professionals across the many fields of agriculture to develop user-friendly and interactive eLearning courses. “Never would I have imagined I would start my career with instructional design. It’s really been a great learning experience and I’m able to apply it to my actual job,” Long said.
former president George H.W. Bush. Slovocek’s sausage provided free sausage for the students who attended, and Pepsi provided free drinks, including varities of their “Throwback” products featuring real sugar. Yell leaders led the students in a yell practice, and the Parsons Mounted Calvary fired a cannon to signify the start of the day. “It was the first time I had done a yell all semester,” Dobbins said. “The sausage was also good.”
Volunteer in 2011 The next Big Event will be in spring 2011, and students can take part by volunteering individually or with an organization. Students can apply for the Big Event Committee in the fall, or apply to be a staff assistant in November.
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Bryant Keith Alexander will give his autobiographical performance, “The Garbage Man’s Kid” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in room 140, The Fallout Theatre in Blocker Building.
“It’s Time” is a two-day LGBT conference which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the court ruling that ordered Texas A&M to recognize Gay Student Services as a student organization. It will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Visit http://itstime.tamu.edu/ for more information.
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The group encountered a rocky road on the way to recording the The Battalion six-song album, struggling to balance When junior mechanical engineering major Collin Kleypas being full-time students, maintainand junior construction science major Adam Sonntag experiing jobs and attending regular band mented as an acoustic duo in high school, they never dreamed practices, while making whirlwind they would record a full-length Texas Country album a few years weekend trips to Wonderland Stulater at Texas A&M. dios in Austin. It was not by coincidence Kleypas met drummer Oz “We are all about having a good Cantu at Fish Camp in 2007, where they decided to Band members of time. Built with a mentality of being pursue a band. Two years later, the three musicians unconventional in our musical style, we seem “Slightly Legal” began practicing in the spare bedroom of a friend’s to please a wide variety of listeners. Being a promote their apartment and deemed themselves “Slightly Legal.” fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Rogers Band upcoming Texas By August 2009, the threesome had added to and Johnny Cash, I work to bring a mix of country album, the mix lead guitarists Matt Panariello, a senior those into the band,” bassist and keyboardist chemical engineering major, and Ryan Bretschenthusiastic about Sonntag said. “As a member of Slightly Legal, neider, a junior mechanical engineering major, their futures in the I’m stoked about the real lyrics and authentic deciding they were ready to pursue music full-time. music industry. tunes we bring to the table.” Slightly Legal characterizes music as a conglomeraThey said there is something for everyone on tion of country, funk and Southern rock, with some punk their record — tales of love and romance such as “Lost mixed in, but they said they are not a run-of-the-mill Texas in Love” and upbeat tunes about the joy of life such as “Texas country band. Highway” and “Man I Wanna Be.” Slightly Legal offers tunes Singer and guitarist Kleypas said Casey Donahew Band, Cross about cheap drinks and hanging out with friends in “Damn Good Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly and No Justice influence the Story to Tell” and “Keystone Keys.” members musically. Kleypas said after a Randy Rogers concert three years ago, he “We are on the fast track to becoming the next big Texas made a U-turn at an intersection, simultaneously “cutting off” country band out of Aggieland; following the footsteps of Robert other drivers. Sonntag asked his friend, “Was that legal?” Kleypas Earl Keen, Roger Creager and Rich O’Toole. We have gotten said, “Slightly,” and their name was born. a lot of compliments on our music so far, the major one being a In 2010, the frontman said they find themselves promoting the call from Rich O’Toole to open for his show Jan. 20 at Hurrialbum to fellow students in hopes of becoming the next Texas cane Harry’s,” Kleypas said. “Without even having a house party country sensation from Aggieland. under our belts, we jumped into the deep end right off the bat “The CDs are at production and should be done in about three playing the biggest music venue in College Station.”
The five band members of Slightly Legal came together at Texas A&M to record their first CD, “Slightly Legal,” with little experience under their belt. weeks and on iTunes in about five. Our songs can be purchased off our Web site now for people that want them,” Kleypas said. Slightly Legal will The country ensemble is optimistic have a CD release party about their future in country music. April 23 at Shotzi’s. “I think the most fun and rewardTheir music can be ing thing about this whole ride is the accessed at http:// songwriting,” said Cantu, a junior myspace.com/slightcommunication major. “It’s so crazy lylegal. seeing a song grow from just scribbled words on a napkin to a professional radio worthy piece of art on a CD.”
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A&M sweeps visiting Jayhawks Dumezich picks up both wins, strikes out 13 in two-game series Courtney Nelson The Battalion The No. 17 Aggies began conference play this weekend by sweeping the Kansas Jayhawks in a two game series at the Aggie Softball Complex. Arbino, who was coming back from a start against Georgia Tech in which she allowed four earned runs in one and one-third innings, began the first game in the circle for the Aggies. She started off by retiring the side in the first two innings before giving up a run in the third inning. The bottom of the third was eventful, as the Aggies scored three runs to take the lead. Freshman Mel Dumezich ripped the ball up the middle, hitting Kansas pitcher Allie Clark in the head. Clark was taken out of the game, and was Kliesing replaced by Sarah Vertelka. The fourth and fifth innings brought some trouble for the Aggies, with Kansas putting up three more runs off of two home runs. Amanda Jobe, who came into the game with a .165 batting average, hit a two-run shot, followed by a solo homer by Marissa Ingle in the fifth to tie the game, 4-4. Meagan May started off the sixth inning for A&M with an intentional walk, which would prove to be the start of an eight-run inning for the Aggies. The lineup stepped up to the plate,
scoring four runs on two RBI singles and two RBI walks, to load the bases for May, who was up for her second time of the inning. Kansas had nowhere to put May this time, and the freshman catcher waited on her pitch and launched the ball over the right field wall for a grand slam. The home run put them ahead 12-4, leading to a run rule victory over the Jayhawks. Dumezich picked up the win in relief for Arbino. In the second contest of the weekend, the Aggies again won by run rule over the Jayhawks, this time by a score of 10-1. Dumezich, yesterday’s winning pitcher, threw a two-hitter, allowing the only Jayhawk run in the sixth. The freshman had a careerhigh 11 strikeouts, and she helped her own cause with three RBIs at the plate. “We’ve got this kid Dumezich who nobody knows about,” Evans said, “I thought I really liked the kid, and I knew she had the potential to come in and do good things. Right now she is just really throwing well and doing good.” Kansas’s starter threw to one batter before being taken out for Vertelka, who had relieved the day before. Vertelka had five illegal pitches in the game, including four in the first inning when she walked four Aggies. A&M hitters had 10 hits, seven walks and no strikeouts in the second game. “No strikeouts is shocking, I have to be honest,” Evans said, “We have struck out a lot this season, and we have really worked on
two-pitch hitting off of Amanda Scarborough. I’m excited about the fact that we got better in practice this week and the kids went to school and reaped the benefits of it today.” On Saturday, May came through with the game-ending grand slam, and Sunday it was Kliesing’s turn. In the same fashion as Saturday, May was intentionally walked in the sixth, loading the bases for Kliesing. Kliesing took the ball yard to deep center for the second Aggie grand slam in two games, ending the contest. “That’s been the tale of the season, Rhi Kliesing is getting the pitches to hit behind Megan and she’s making the most of it,” Evans said. “She’s having a career year at the plate. She’s just steady, we call her Rhi-Money because she gets up there and she’s money.” A&M advanced to 29-7 (2-0 in Big 12) with the weekend wins. On Wednesday, the Aggies are set to face the No. 23 Baylor Bears. Offensively, the Bears are led by utility player Jordan Vannatta. The junior leads Baylor in on-base percentage with a .484 clip, RBIs with 27, and is second in home runs with five. Baylor’s pitching trifecta is fronted by freshman Courtney Repka. Repka has 12 wins on the year, good for the team lead. Her ERA of 2.23 and strikeout total of 73 are both good for second on the pitching staff. The leader in those categories is sophomore Whitney Canion, who has a 1.58 ERA and 79 strikeouts. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. in Waco.
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Freshman pitcher Melissa Dumezich winds up in Sunday’s game with Kansas. Dumezich did not give up an earned run in seven innings of work.
Aggies take series from Missouri Tigers score 13 runs on 17 hits, overcome Olsen Field in series final conference series 2-1. A&M fell to 17-6 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12. The Aggies’ 4-2 start is their best start in conference play since the 1998 squad did the same. “It was another disappointing Sunday in that we weren’t able to finish a sweep,” A&M Head Coach Rob Childress said. “Give their hitters credit, they got the big hits when they counted.” The Tigers scored six runs in the third inning, getting five hits off Aggie senior starter Clayton Ehlert. Ehlert, who has a 7.77 ERA, has struggled in most of his starts, with the best being seven shutout innings against Penn State on March 10. In his worst starts, the opposing team was able to capitalize on a big inning to put A&M out of reach, and Missouri did the same. After walking the leadoff batter in the third, Ehlert gave up three consecutive hits including a two-RBI double to right center by Tigers catcher Brett Nicholas. “I’m disappointed not in Clayton, but for Clayton,” Childress said. “I feel like his stuff’s been very, very good the last couple of times out, but he just doesn’t have a Florian Achberger — SPECIAL TO THE BATTALION whole lot to show for it.” The Aggie offense failed to Senior infielder Brodie Greene hit a home run and a triple in answer Missouri’s big inning, Texas A&M’s 13-4 loss to Missouri on Sunday at Olsen Field. having its best inning with The Aggies won the series 2-1.
The Battalion For the second consecutive week the No. 25-ranked Texas A&M baseball team failed to sweep a Big 12 opponent. The Aggies struggled to get timely hits Sunday, falling to Missouri 13-4 but winning the
a two-out, two-run home run to right field by junior catcher Gregg Alcazar in the second. The Tigers extended their lead to 12-4 with a threerun spot in the sixth. A&M had its best chance to chip into the Tigers’ lead in the bottom half of the sixth, loading the bases with one out. But a pair of back-to-back fielder’s choice groundouts ended the inning with three left on and the Aggies trailing 12-4. The A&M offense was stagnant in the final three frames, earning four base runners, two of which were with two outs in the ninth inning. “We just weren’t able to finish some innings,” Childress said. “It wasn’t like we didn’t have our opportunities; they were right there in front of us. We didn’t get them, and Missouri did.” The loss ended what was otherwise a dramatic series in which the Aggies had won the first two games by a combined total of three runs. Junior pitcher Barrett Loux was his usual self in the Friday game, striking out 11, one short of his career high, in seven innings of work. The Tigers had won eight of their previous nine going into the weekend series. Patterson’s two-RBI single in the first inning put the Aggies on top early and Missouri was unable to damage Loux’s ERA, earning a single run in the fourth inning of a 3-1 loss. “It’s definitely nice and comforting to pitch with the lead and try to get your guys back in the dugout and let them keep swinging it,” Loux said. Loux is averaging a little more than nine strikeouts a game. A&M narrowly earned the series win with a 5-4 victory Saturday. The Aggies were trailing 4-3 going into the bottom half of the ninth inning. Two consecutive singles led off the inning before sophomore infielder Adam Smith doubled into right field, scoring both runners and winning
the game for the Aggies. A&M is on the road for the next four games, playing a midweek game at Texas State and a three-game weekend conference series at Kansas. The Jayhawks are 2-1 in conference play after taking a pair of games from Baylor on the road this weekend.
Weekend Big 12 baseball results Oklahoma State at Kansas State
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Oklahoma at Nebraska
Missouri at Texas A&M
Texas at Texas Tech
Kansas at Baylor
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3/1 HOUSE, WOLF PEN AREA, W/D conn., FENCED yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED, 1CAR GARAGE, CLOSE to TAMU SHUTTLE. $815/mo. NOW or PRELEASE for MAY-AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 3/2 duplex, 1920 Holleman Dr.W. Available August. Great location, tile, new carpet and wood floors, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus, pets okay, $1150/month. 979-255-5628. 3/2 duplex. 5-minutes from campus, fenced yard, bus route, fairly new. Call 214-505-6534, 469-233-4653. 3/2 duplexes. Prelease August. Very nice. 5mins to campus. W/D. Lawn care, security system. $900/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020. 3/2 fourplexes, close to campus, on bus route, W/D, newly renovated, very nice, must see. southwoodplace.com 979-822-3520. 3/2 HOUSE, W/D Conn, F/P, SHADED fenced yard w/ DECK and PATIO, 2 CAR GARAGE. AVAILABLE NOW, 3005 JENNIFER,CS. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 3/2 Townhouses &Apartments, 1250sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing for 2010, excellent specials. 979-694-0320, firstname.lastname@example.org 3/2, 5/4 C.S. duplexes. Garage, on shuttle, very nice, tile, fireplace, W/D, fenced, lawn service, pets OK. Available August. 979-255-0424/ 979-255-1585. 3bd/3ba. Duplexes. Close to campus, Great backyards. Fairly New! 979-693-4900. 3bdrm/3bth house. Great floorplans, fenced yards, W/D, tile floors, icemakers, alarm systems. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 3BR w/ STUDY HOUSE, WOLF PEN AREA, CLOSE to TAMU SHUTTLE, W/D conn., FENCED yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED. $895/mo. NOW or PRELEASE for MAY and AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 4/2 HOUSE in great location, W/D conn., F/P, 1 car GARAGE, FENCED yard. 1509 Lemontree, CS. AVAILABLE 5/25, 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 4/2/2 available August. 1508-Austin. $1550/mo. W/D, updated, great floorplan, no pets. 979-731-8257, www.BrazosValleyRentals.com 4/2/2 close to campus. Available August. 1205-Berkeley. Great floorplan, deck, W/D, no pets. $1595/mo. 979-731-8257. www.BrazoValleyRentals.com 4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace, CS, built 2006. Granite couners, W/D included. $1490/mo. No pets or smoking. Available August 2010. 979-450-0053. 4bd/4ba houses. Brand New, great size, great location, AAF 979-693-4900.
4bd/4ba. +study, New Home, Available August, 2 blocks from TAMU, 1206 Milner, asking $2400/mo. includes W/D and lawn service. Call 979-450-5666. www.bcsrental.com 4bdrm/2ba house. Close to campus, great floor plan, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bdrm/2bth houses. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bdrm/2bth house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bed/4bath Waterwood Townhomes, 1001 Krenek Tap Road across from C/S’s Central Park. Gated, security system, bus route, appliances+washer/dryer included. Available summer or fall 2010. Contact 281-793-0102 or Jimbo77@AggieNetwork.com. 704 Gilchrist near College Hills Elementary. Share secluded 2+ acre lot with huge living/dining, looks out down woods to creek. All appliances, including W/D, CA/CH, dishwasher, and microwave. 2/1 upstairs with outside entry, master +bath downstairs +study &bath off kitchen. Leave message with owner at 512-477-8925. Available August. ADORABLE 2/1 HOUSE, EAST SIDE HISTORICAL DISTRICT, WOOD FLOORS, W/D conn., BIG fenced yard, EXT Strg, CARPORT. MOVE IN 5/11, $725/mo. 106 POLK. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com Aggie Station, 4bd/4ba Summer lease, 1bdrm. available, Please Contact 713-385-9683. August, 2/1.5 duplex, large fenced yard. W/D connections, $675/mo. 979-693-0551. AWESOME 3/3 HOUSE, EVERYTHING NEW, MUST SEE! WILL FALL IN LOVE! AVAILABLE NOW! 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com Bike to campus, available May and August, 2/1 College Station duplex, fenced backyard, W/D connections, pets allowed, lawn care provided, E-walk shuttle route. $575-625. 979-218-2995. Brand new luxury condos, granite countertops, tile flooring, great location. 979-693-4900. C.S. 3, 4 bedroom houses. Updated, pets ok, fenced. Presently preleasing for August. aggielandrentals.com 979-776-8984. C.S. 4/2/2. Totally remodeled, at 1223 Berkeley. Available August. $1595/mo. 979-776-8984.
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FOR RENT C.S. 4/3/2. Updated, fenced, lawn service included. 3311 Bahia. $1625/mo. 979-776-8984. CHARMING 2/1 DUPLEX, WOOD FLOORS, stackable W/D INSTALLED, fenced yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED. PRELEASE for MAY. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com College Station Duplex. Nice 2bd/1.5bth. Central air/heat, fenced, appliances, lawn care. May 16. $600/mo. 979-764-7993.
MAGNIFICENT 4/2 HOUSE, ASF 2300, HUGE master bedroom, W/D conn., CARPORT, EXT Strg, shaded FENCED yard w/ BRICK PATIO. AVAILABLE for MAY, $1800/mo. 1106 DOMINIK. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com MAY & AUG PRE-LEASE! Free Locator- United Realty- 979-260-1200. 1,2,3,4&5 bedroom in apartments, fourplexes, duplexes, condos, and houses. Call our free locators! Browse our wide selections at www.united-rico.com
COZY 2/1 Duplex, faux wood floors, W/D conn., some FENCED, lawn care PROVIDED @ all. Prices starting @ $525/mo. PRELEASE for MAY. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com
One bedroom for rent in 3bedroom house. M/F, 1mi to campus. On bus route. $200/mo +1/3bills. Furnished if needed. Hot tub and game room. (979)739-7717.
Cripple Creek Condo for Rent! 2bd/2ba., W/D, available June 15, pool, tennis courts, information 903-819-2907.
Pre-leasing 6bd./3ba. luxurious cottage style home, behind HEB, two blocks from campus! $480/mo. per person. no more than 4 unrelated persons. Call 979-314-1333.
CUTE 3/1.5 HOUSE, W/D conn., privacy fenced yard. $775/month. AVAIL NOW or PRELEASE for MAY-AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com
Pre-leasing for August. 3b/1.5b, carport, on shuttle, pets ok, fenced, $750/month. aggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984.
Dainty 1/1, FAUX WOOD FLOORS, W/D conn., PRELEASE for MAY. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com
Pre-leasing for May and August, 3/2 duplex, Cypress, Treehouse Trails, Pecan Ridge, fenced yard, local owner, www.c4properties.net Cathy 979.268.1074.
Doux Chene Apartments. Preleasing six different floor plans. Call for special. 979-693-1906. Eastside Landing, 500 East 31st, 2/1 or 2/2 AVAILABLE ASAP, QUIET & HIDDEN location close to historic downtown, extended cable, high speed internet, and W/S all PAID! Reserved COVERED parking. PRELEASE for MAY. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com ENORMOUS 4/2 HOUSE w/ STUDY, 2500 sqft, W/D conn., 2 sided F/P, GIANT privacy fenced yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED. AVAILABLE NOW. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com FANTASTIC 2/1 FOURPLEX, W/D conn., BIKING/WALKING distance to TAMU, NORTHGATE AREA, PRELEASE for MAY or AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com
Prelease for May or August, 2/1 fourplex. W/D connections, water paid. 609 Turner. $450/m. 979-693-1448. Prelease for May or August. Large 2/2 with fenced yard, W/D connections, large closets, great location. University Oaks. $750/m. 979-693-1448. Quick to find sublease, contract ends in August, March’s rent is already paid, 1bd/1bath, swimming pool, fitness center, etc, rent is $715 at Presidio Apartments, call 979.817.6645 or email email@example.com Ridgewood Village efficiency with loft. Uniquely designed floor plan. No pets, $385/mo, $250 deposit. 1211-1213 Holik. 979-696-2998. Some short term leases available. $455/mo.
Ridgewood Village, large very quiet tree-shaded 1bdrm/1bth studio, no pets. $435/mo, $250 deposit, 1201-1209 Holik. 979-696-2998. Some short term leases available $495/mo. Sub-lease 05/28-07/28, 1br/bth, Signature Park Apartments, 650sq.ft. $745/mo. Call 713-702-6886. Summer sublease. 1/1 Briarwood Apartments. $564/mo. +util. Free HBO &cable. Very spacious, 670 square feet. 512-635-3929. Two rooms available in 3/2 on 3-acres, just four miles from campus. Horse property. $475/mo. Cable/Internet provided. 858-442-4918.
FOR SALE 3/3 duplex on 2818 and Villa Maria. W/D included; cable, internet; fenced. $197,500. 512-251-3901. firstname.lastname@example.org ADPi jewelry, 2 rings, 2 drop pendants, 1 pin with ring converter, black futon in very good condition, 979-571-7078. Kindergarten teaching supplies, 18 boxes/materials are new, to many items to list, $250 total, 979.361.0659. We buy keg shells. $25 cash. 979-739-7717.
HELP WANTED Ags! Looking for summer work? Earn $9000.00 this summer, build your resume, great experience, call Taylor, 214-707-9145. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. email@example.com Career Apparel now hiring retail sales position P/T. Apply in person 4001 E. 29th #103. 979-260-2727. Chiropractors office, part-time, Apply 3733 E. 29th St., Bryan. Fax resume 979-691-0610. Classiﬁeds continued on page 6
House for lease. 3bd/2ba brick, large fenced backyard, off Rock Prairie. $1500/mo. Available 6/1/10. 281-342-6969, firstname.lastname@example.org House for rent 3/1.5/1, 0.75 acres, horse ok, $875/mo., $875 deposit. 979-696-1670. June and July sublease, 3bd/3ba townhome at Woodlands Apartments, $600/mo. with everything included. Numerous amenities. Miranda 281-217-5081. LEASE THIS HIDDEN JEWEL Sonoma Terrace Apts, 611 S. Ennis, 2BR or 3BR, LARGE floorplans w/ HUGE living areas, TONS of storage, COVERED parking, extended cable, high speed internet, and W/S all PAID! 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com Luxury 3/2 duplex, $895/mo. Preleasing for May and August. 979-693-0551. Luxury townhome. Gateway Villas. 4bd/4bth, 1800/mo. Pre-lease summer/ fall 2010. 979-229-6935. NEW/NEWER 1/1, 1/1.5, 2/2, 3/3, Granite, Ceramic, Shuttles www.jesinvestments.com owner/broker 979-777-5477.
STUDIES IN PROGRESS ACNE STUDY Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 45, with facial acne are needed to participate in a 12-week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication. All eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study related acne evaluations by a dermatologist • Study related medication • Reimbursement up to $250.00 for time and effort For more information please contact:
RED DRY SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN ATOPIC DERMATITIS STUDY (ECZEMA) www.AggieNetwork.com
Volunteers ages 18 - 64 needed to participate in up to 12 week long clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for atopic dermatitis (RED, DRY, SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN). Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study related medication • Physical Examination • Dermatological Assessments • Compensation up to $675.00 for time and travel For more information please contact:
ATHLETE’S FOOT STUDY Volunteers ages 17 and older are needed to participate in a 6 week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of Athlete’s foot. Eligible volunteers will need to make 3 ofﬁce visits and receive at no cost: • Study related medication • Medical examinations relating to their athlete’s foot • Compensation up to $120 for time and effort For more information please contact:
J&S Studies, Inc. 979-774-5933 1710 Crescent Pointe Parkway, College Station, TX 77845 www.js-studies.com
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HELP WANTED Chedder’s Casual Cafe and Fish Daddy’s on University Drive are now accepting applications for server and hostess. Come be a part of our friendly team! Apply in person. EOE.
A+Teacup puppies: Maltese, Shorkies, Maltipoos, Yorkies &Poodles. $500 &up. 979-324-2866, email@example.com
Experienced part-time lawn maintenance workers needed. $7.50/hr. Call Kirk, 979-324-2719. FT temporary position needed for busy property Management Company. Person needs to be energetic, personable, and a team player. Duties include filing, answering phone, processing applications, and assisting in assorted duties. Customer Service and/or sales experience required. Apply in person @1507 S. College Ave, Bryan. 979-775-2291.
ROOMMATES 2 Bedroom, Furnished apartment, Cable and Internet connection, W/D, on bus route, $535/mo., $267/roommate, +utilities about $125/roommate, Christian Male roommates, 979-224-4098.
Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $330/mo. 30-hours/mo. 979-846-3376. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed in College Station. 100% free to join. Click on surveys. Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $7.25/hour. Apply on-line @ www.99Tutors.com, 979-255-3655.
SELL YOUR USED FURNITURE! Are you leaving this semester? Quality Used Furniture will buy your furniture. Free estimates and moving. Call Quality Used Furniture, 979-693-8669 or visit www.qualityusedfurniturebcs.com Mon-Sat. 9:00-5:30.
Adopt Pets: Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens, Many purebreds. Brazos Animal Shelter, 979-775-5755, www.brazosanimalshelter.org
We Buy Houses. Cash or take over payments. 979-220-3700.
Office Assistant needed full-time. Must have good computer skills. Contact 979-574-3910 to apply.
Party Block Mobile DJ- Peter Block, professional 22yrs experience. Specializing in Weddings, TAMU functions, lights/smoke. Mobile to anywhere. Book early!! 979-693-6294. http://www.partyblockdj.com
Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment.
Web Designers/Programmers MEMdata, a College Station-based medical technology firm, is seeking multiple part time or full time Web Designers and Programmers that are well-versed in PHP programming and web design. Work with an existing team of IT professionals to improve our internal and external web design and functionality. MYSQL knowledge and experience a plus. Flash and other skillsets a plus. Flexible hours available. Send resume with PHP or Flash portfolio examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.memdata.com
3 roomates needed. Spacious 2 story townhouse in Canyon Creek. Fully furnished. 4/2.5 $400/mo. +1/4 utilities. 713-823-9340. Roommate(s) wanted to share large 4bd/2ba house, Available Mid May, for Summer Sub-lease or Full year, 1-mi. from campus, W/D, fenced yard, 3,200 sq.ft., $315/mo. 281-435-3431. Female roommate needed June 1 for 2bd/2ba townhome. River Oaks Townhomes, 1 mile from campus. W/D incl. $575/mo. plus utilities. 210-414-3575. Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $325/mo., washer/dryer. University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090.
SERVICES A&M Alterations, professional clothes alteration same-day service, 30-years experience, guaranteed lowest prices, 3601 East 29th, #12, in Bryan, 979-260-2400.
TUTORS Need a Tutor? Friendly, helpful one-on-one private tutors for all subjects at TAMU/Blinn and Sam Houston State. Check us out at www.99tutors.com, 979-255-3655.
WANTED I buy broken iPhones. Water damage, cracked screens, etc. For cash offer, email email@example.com Want quick, fast cash? Sell your jewelry. Call 832-858-3295.
THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEDIA BOARD INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
Aggieland 2011 Qualiﬁcations for editor-in-chief of the Aggieland yearbook are: REQUIRED • Be a Texas A&M student in good standing with the University and enrolled in at least six credit hours (4 if a graduate student) during the term of ofﬁce (unless fewer credits are required to graduate); • Have at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point ratio (3.25 if a graduate student) and at least a 2.25 grade point ratio (3.25 if a graduate student) in the semester immediately prior to the appointment, the semester of appointment and semester during the term of ofﬁce. In order for this provision to be met, at least six hours (4 if a graduate student) must have been taken for that semester; PREFERRED • Have completed JOUR 301 or COMM 307 (Mass Communication, Law, and Society) and ARTS 203 (Graphic Design I), or equivalent; • Have demonstrated ability in writing through university coursework or equivalent experience; • Have at least one year experience in a responsible position on the Aggieland or comparable college yearbook.
Application forms should be picked up and returned to Bob Wegener, Student Media Board secretary, in room 013 of Bldg. #8901 in The Grove. Deadline for submitting application: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010. An equal opportunity, afﬁrmative action employer committed to diversity
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What you should know: x Participation is voluntary. x Only 2500 random participants were invited. x No one at Texas A&M or UCLA will ever associate you with your responses. x Selectees received an initial email on Monday, March 8th and reminder emails in their NEO email account. Be sure to check your NEO email! x The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the undergraduate college experience at Texas A&M.
WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! Time is running out. So please take the time respond to this survey. The survey will be open until midnight on April 10th.
DIVERSE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SURVEY Response rate as of March 25 The DLE is a pilot project sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, a national organization that has conducted research on the college student experience for over 40 years.
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enjoy being a kid, even if it is only for a week.” Kesem is a weeklong summer camp open to children ages 6 to 13. These children have one or more parents who have or has had cancer. Activities include arts and crafts, drama, outdoor adventure and sports. “The most important thing to know is that we are not a therapy camp,” said Courtney Howes, administration and programming coordinator. “Our goal is to give the kids time away from the everyday things that come with having a sick family member. While we are there for them to talk to if needed, we also want the kids to have a good time while they are at camp.” In its third year of operation, Camp Kesem is expecting 40 to 45 campers this year, which has led to a fundraising goal of $40,000 for the year. “Camp Kesem is 100 percent free for these families and campers since we understand that cancer has a tremendous emotional, psychological and financial impact for these families,” said Aaron Rodriguez, cochairman and junior psychology major. “We raise funds all year long to pay for this camp.” Fundraising projects for the camp include profit shares at businesses, previous concerts with StrawberryJAM and letter-writing parties in which members and officers write to families, friends and businesses asking for donations. Those involved feel the fundraising and organizational efforts throughout the year are worth it when they get to spend one week interacting and supporting the children.
“Camp Kesem is an amazing organization that provides a fun-filled camp experience for children of cancer patients, a demographic that is often overlooked,” Rodriguez said. “I have seen Camp Kesem help the families and children who are overcoming great adversity in their lives.” Even as they spend time helping the children and families, campers and officers of Camp Kesem stress they personally learn and take away just as much from the week. “These kids have more strength and courage than most adults I know,” Selzer said. “And still, they have this glorious spirit that will always bring a smile to your face. The life-altering experience we have all had working with these kids is something I wish everyone could be a part of.” “Camp Kesem isn’t an ordinary camp or organization,” said Monica Gonzales, co-chairwoman and junior psychology major. “The children that we come in contact with have their lives changed. We provide a support system for both the parents and children. These families become part of our Kesem family as well as our Aggie family.” The idea of family and a support system is something that is stressed throughout the week of the camp, and a theme Camp Kesem hopes will draw continued support from Aggie students. “I’ve seen what cancer is capable of, but I’ve also seen what Aggies can do to help families fight its effects,” Masso said. “We hope that our Aggie family will support our efforts to help these children — who are experiencing something truly painful and terrifying — remember what it is like to just be kids.”
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In many cities, fire departments have to deal with up to 150 emergencies per day. Each one presents many hazards, with smoke, flames and collapsing buildings making up the firefighters’ working environment as they struggle to save lives and property. Bayer MaterialScience has developed a high-tech plastic with extremely high break resistance and impact strength. These qualities make it ideal for use in helmet visors. Bringing a little more safety to one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. www.BayerUS.com
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