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Legislative Relations taking applications Legislative Relations, an arm of the Student Government Association Executive Council, is currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year. LR serves as the lobbying and advocacy arm of SGA. The commission deals with evaluating legislation from the Texas Congress, lobbying governmental officials and expressing desires of the University and its students to political leaders. LR works closely with the branches of SGA to achieve its goals. “The Legislative Relations Commission exists to effectively communicate the needs of Texas A&M University students to elected officials and policymakers on every governmental level,” said Legislative Relations Director Logan Nichols. “Through an emphasis on personal, professional and team development, LR is committed to serving students with integrity and excellence.” Applicants should possess excellent communication skills and knowledge of the political environment, practices and policies at the state and federal level. Applications are available online at lr.tamu.edu and are due by 5 p.m. today in Koldus.

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A&M commemorates 133 years Travis Lawson The Battalion exas A&M University will celebrate its 133rd anniversary by giving out cake to students on campus Friday. The Traditions Council will be celebrating the event and will begin passing out the birthday cake at Academic Plaza at 11 a.m. “It also gives us a chance to

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opened on Oct. 4, 1876. The school was originally intended to provide white males with skills in farming and the military, but in the 1960s, the school desegregated, became coeducational, dropped the requirement of being in the Corps of Cadets and became Texas A&M University. Cotter says it is important that students recognize the history of A&M and how things have

changed over its existence. “We as students need to recognize A&M’s birthday because it traces us back to the origins of the University where only 40 students were enrolled on the first day of classes, in comparison to the 48,000 that are here now,” Cotter said. “I am truly honored to be part of something so much bigger than myself.”

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Despite the cones and construction fences, some Aggies have found a way to meet in the MSC Flagroom to chat, study and even play the piano thanks to Texas A&M’s new virtual campus on the interactive three-dimensional environment Second Life. Instructional Technology Services started the virtual extension of the Texas A&M campus this semester, to have a place for students, instructors and visitors to discover, connect and learn. “This is a really unique opportunity to provide our students, former students, staff and instructors an educational environment and an informal place you can meet,” said Jim Snell, director of Texas A&M Instructional Technology Services. Users can gather in other replicated Aggie landmarks including the Academic building, Academic Plaza, Fish Pond, Cushing Library, the Bonfire memorial, Military Walk and Albritton bell tower. The Second Life campus also includes recreated historical landmarks such as the train depot and the classic water tower. “The goal is if I was a student or former student or instructor, and I go to the Texas A&M Second Life campus I am going to recognize where I am,” Snell said. “On the other hand, if I had never been to the campus but had been to it in the Second Life and I come to College Station I would recognize things on campus.” Tracy Rutherford, Agricultural Leadership Education professor and Second Life user, said it a great tool for new students.

“The Texas A&M site is great place to start because some of it’s familiar, it’s the things you see on campus all the time,” Rutherford said. The virtual campus includes a special feature to help new users. An interactive orientation educates users on aspects such as how to navigate, check your inventory and communicate within the world.

This is a really unique opportunity to provide our students, former students, staff and instructors an educational environment and an informal place you can meet.” — Jim Snell director of Texas A&M instructional technology services

Keeping with the spirit of Aggieland, avatars even get a free A&M T-shirt after completing orientation. Rutherford said some of her students are taking a while to warm up to this different way of learning. Questionable of the technology herself at first, she said, after getting her feet wet that she recognized the tremendous benefits. “When I first heard about it coming into it I think I had the same reactions as the students,” Rutherford said. “But as I continued to explore in it and work with other groups that are very active in Second Life, I got see this is how it

could work for me; this is how it can expand what I am doing in a very positive way.” Rutherford and colleagues have developed crisis simulations in Second Life, such as tornadoes, to be used in a risk and crisis communication course. Students go through the steps of communication planning, evaluate their experience, and then do it again trying something different. “In Second Life I can create situations for them and they can ‘live’ through it and then evaluate their experience so the next time they can do it better, as opposed to just reading a case study and then responding to it,” Rutherford said. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, senior chemistry lecturer, has integrated the tools offered through Second Life into her classroom experience. “I’m always trying to think of ways to engage my students in learning,” Keeney said. “My hope is that I can help students who are more technology minded, give them a way of interacting with me other than in the classroom, another way of teaching chemistry.” Keeney’s Second Life classroom offers students interactive practice quizzes, bulletin board announcements, virtual “office hours” chatting and three-dimensional molecule models to study. “I see all kinds of uses for this,” Keeney said. “A lot of times people think of Second Life like a game, but it is much more than that.” The Texas A&M virtual campus also offers a Texas A&M Student Group, that organizes events such as virtual beach parties, barbeques and even the Aggie traditions of Bonfire and Muster.

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Senior Kristen Schevikhoven has found a home in College Station Michael Teague The Battalion At the end of a volleyball match, the players who score the most kills are recognized as the game’s “impact� players. Behind every good kill however, is a great set. Texas A&M senior setter Kristen Schevikhoven has been the artist behind the kills of Aggie superstars Mary Batis and Sarah Ammerman for the past three seasons. “Schevi,� for short, has compiled an average of 11.14 assists per set since transferring to A&M in 2007. Head Coach Laurie Corbelli has pushed Schevikhoven to expand her game as a senior. “We have been really trying to encourage her to spread out the offense a little bit more and really try to get our middles more, because we really need them, and we haven’t been using them like we would like too,� Corbelli said. “I think it is starting to come around.� Schevikhoven, a Colorado native, spent her freshman year in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado. It wouldn’t take long for Schevikhoven’s aspirations to grow, and she soon began looking for a bigger stage to display her talent. “I saw myself succeeding there but not to the point that I thought I could,� Schevikhoven said. “When I got the opportunity to come here, I could see myself reaching my full potential. I

wanted to help take a team to that top-level and be a part of something great.� Texas A&M and Corbelli fit the description of Schevikhoven’s ideal location. Soon she had packed her bags and transferred to Aggieland. It wouldn’t take long for Schevikhoven to start contributing to the Aggies’ success or adjusting to life in College Station, she said. “Colorado isn’t as laid-back,� Schevikhoven said. “Here the people are so much nicer. I know people say it all the time, but it really is true. Here, it doesn’t matter if people know who you are. They still will say ‘Howdy’ and are so genuine. It’s hard to find that in a lot of places.� Fellow Coloradoan, Ammerman, played with Schevikhoven in high school. The long friendship has created a familiarity and closeness between the two athletes that allows them both to push each other to their full potential. “Some people take criticism differently but because we’re such good friends, it’s not even a factor,� Schevikhoven said. “It’s helping and it’s not rude and nobody takes it personal.� With this unique advantage, Texas A&M has been able to rally around each other and become stronger as a unit. The strong bond between the teammates has given the Aggies a new confidence to bring into Big 12 play. See Schevikhoven on page 6

The Battalion In its own state with many of its own fans in attendance, Texas A&M’s first road game of the 2009 season may feel less neutral and more maroon. On Sept. 10 it was reported that A&M had sold out of its allotment of $125 tickets, $85 tickets and $50 tickets to the Aggies’ renewed rivalry match with Arkansas to be played Saturday at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The stadium, the largest domed stadium in the world and one of the most expensive venues ever built, seats 80,000 with the ability to hold a total of 111,000 with standing room only tickets. “It’s really just an impressive facility,� said A&M Head Coach Mike Sherman. “You know when [Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry] Jones puts his fingerprint on something it’s going to be state-of-the-art, and certainly that stadium is. It should be loud and I do expect it to be a home game for us.� Though most of the $1.5 billion price tag of Cowboys Stadium was paid for by the City of Arlington, Jones, an Arkansas alumnus who

bought the Cowboys in 1989, covered the remainder of the cost. Nicknamed “Jerry World� because of its excessive extravagance dreamed up by Jones, the stadium was awarded several future events like the NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Cotton Bowl long before it was finished. “This is one of those opportunities that you’ll remember for a long time,� said sophomore defensive back Trent Hunter. “It’s a brand new stadium, we’re the second college game to play in it, a lot of people will be there watching it.� Arkansas sophomore quarterback Ryan Mallet said the Razorbacks, who will be the designated home team in the game, are going to avoid the distractions of the expansive stadium. “I’ve heard it’s a great venue, and we’re all ready to go check it out,� Mallet said. “But this is a business trip for us.� A big factor in scheduling a high-profile game at a neutral site is the visibility of the program to recruits in the area. See Arkansas on page 6

Aggie graduate is principal designer of new Cowboys Stadium Kyle Cunningham Special to The Battalion When the Aggies take the field Saturday against Arkansas, they will be doing so at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The stadium is owned by Jerry Jones, a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Gaining rave reviews since its inception, the stadium cost over $1.2 billion to build and can hold upwards of 110,000 people. “The new Cowboy Stadium is a magnificent achievement in architectural design by our Outstanding Alumnus Bryan Trubey, a member of the Aggie Class of 1983,� said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M College of Architecture. “There is perhaps no greater measure of a school’s success than for its graduates to command the respect of their profession and the greater community.� The person many don’t know; however, is the principal designer of the stadium. That man, Bryan Trubey, has designed recent stadiums such as Miller Park for the MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers and Lucas Oil Stadium for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. He’s also a graduate of Texas A&M. Trubey, Class of 1983, grew up in Texas, where he attended Skyline High School in Dallas. He started his career in architecture at the age of 16 when he worked for an archi-

tect in the area and following graduation, he passed on the opportunity to go to the University of Pennsylvania, deciding instead to work in Chicago. Trubey then began work in a Kansas City architecture firm, where at the age of 30, his design for the National Stadium in Hong Kong won a national award from the American Institute of Architects. In 1993, he began work for HKS Architects. His first major task was helping White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf in redesigning U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox. As the years passed, Trubey was involved in multiple projects in the state of Texas, such as Dell Diamond for the Round Rock Express, Pizza Hut Park for FC Dallas and American Airlines Center for the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. However, many say that his previous works pale in comparison to Cowboys Stadium. “The design is incredible and it appears to be the future of sports stadiums,� said sophomore general studies major Susanna Whelan. “It’s a ‘Cowboys Heaven.’� In 2014, another Trubey project will be in use when stadiums in Brazil host the World Cup. Trubey has also designed Liverpool FC’s new stadium, which has a modernist feel like See Cowboys on page 6

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Junior quarterback Jerrod Johnson, third in the country in total offense, leads the Aggies into Arlington to face Arkansas.

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Sherman said with the Dallas area being home to many people, including Aggies and future football players, it gives A&M a leg up in the recruiting relationship because recruits’ parents and grandparents will be able to see A&M play in such a high-profile stadium. Of the 120 members on the Aggies’ roster, 28 are from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, including DeSoto-natives sophomore running back Cyrus Gray and junior “jack” linebacker Von Miller. Gray and Miller, usually No. 32 and No. 40 respectively, will change their uniform numbers to No. 24 on Saturday to honor current DeSoto High School football player Corey Borner, who was paralyzed during spring football drills on May 6. “We were just thinking ‘what can we do to show him that we have his back.’” Miller said. “At DeSoto, it’s not like the Aggie network, but we are pretty tightknit too. We keep in touch, and we love everybody like a family.” The renewed rivalry will be A&M’s biggest test of the season so far. The Aggies cruised past their first three opponents, which are a combined 2-9 this season. Meanwhile Arkansas was starting Southeastern Conference play against ranked opponents. Though the Razorbacks are 1-2, the losses are to No. 23 Georgia and No. 3 Alabama. Arkansas’s first three opponents have a combined 9-3 record overall. “I don’t think it’s a measuring stick, I think it’s just another step in the season,” said sophomore backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “Every week we are going out trying to win each game. Coach Sherman says, ‘What’s the most important game of the year?’, and every week it’s the game we’re playing.”

“This year we’ve been talking a lot about our team unity,” Schevikhoven said. “It’s a lot different because there’s so much friendship on our team so it brings us closer. Yes, on every team you are friends, but it’s almost like you have to be. On this team, everyone is friends with each other because they want to be. We’re all on the same page because of that.” The Aggies are 9-3 this season and are fresh off an upset of No. 8 Nebraska that ended a 19-game losing streak to the Cornhuskers. Schevikhoven labeled last week’s victory as her favorite moment in her A&M career thus far. “It was the one moment that even though we might not have been playing our absolute best, we all worked together for everything,” Schevikhoven said. “It was the one point when everybody was on the same page. Nobody had any fear. Nobody held anything back. It just flowed perfectly.” Despite the setter’s tremendous success, Schevikhoven’s athletic career didn’t begin on the volleyball court. As a child, Schevikhoven participated in gymnastics for nine years. It was not until a friend convinced her to try out for the volleyball team that she even considered playing the sport. “I never had a huge ambition towards volleyball because I had never seen it before,” Schevikhoven said. “My parents didn’t play it and nobody that I knew played it. As soon as I started playing though, I fell in love immediately.” After two years of backup duty in eighth grade and her freshman year of high school, Schevikhoven was finally given the opportunity to start as a sophomore. It was at that point that Schevikhoven realized how much potential she had. “My sophomore year I set full time and started getting recruited by colleges,” Schevikhoven said. “That’s when I started kicking it off and going after it more than I did before.” As a sophomore, Schevikhoven totaled a career-high 12.09 assists per set. Schevikhoven’s versatility also allowed her to receive time as a hitter where she scored a career-high 88 kills in 2007. After the season, the Aggies had their highest hitting percentage since 1984 and Schevikhoven was named the team’s co-MVP. In 2008, Schevikhoven suffered through an ankle injury that limited her to starting in only 24 matches. The junior came back however, helping the Aggies win their final six matches of the season. After graduation, Schevikhoven has dreams of becoming a coach. She enjoys teaching the game at camps and loves kids. With only 16 games remaining in her final season, Schevikhoven has rededicated herself and helped A&M get into position to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. Behind the sets of Schevikhoven, the Aggies will look to use their offensive power to pave the path to the post-season.

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the Cowboys’ new home. However, the project has been put on hold with the downturn in the world economy. A&M students appreciate his involvement with the programs at the college. Trubey annually sponsors the School of Architecture Sports and Entertainment Studio at Texas A&M. “[Trubey] is a good reflection of Texas A&M and its architecture program not only because of his design for the Cowboys Stadium, which I think is incredible, but also for everything he does for the studio,” Whelan said. Trubey, however, doesn’t want this to be the pinnacle of his career, especially considering he has yet to hit the age of 50. “Defining moment?” Trubey said in the Dallas Morning News. “That scares me. I so shy away from that. Defining moments have a way of being someone’s glory days 20 years from now.”

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All Aggie Hullabaloo & Midnight Yell The All Aggie Hullabaloo, including a live concert by Class of 1989 Max Stalling and Class of 1993 Roger Creager, will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Midnight yell practice will follow on the North Lawn.

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Pitbull tour stops in Aggieland Nancy Barrera Special to The Battalion Miami rapper Pitbull will be performing live in concert at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Daisy Dukes as the artist decided to hold off the Austin stop of his tour by a day. By contacting bar proprietors in Austin, the owner of Daisy Dukes was able to contact Pitbull and schedule a concert for the community of College Station. “I was actually surprised that Pitbull chose to come to College Station where Latinos are the minority. Nonetheless, I am very excited for the concert, and I am looking forward to it,” said Crystal Espino, a senior political science and history major. Even though Daisy Dukes is known for its young, wild and country music, Hammond said that Pitbull will feel right at home as he performs his reggae tone music to his fans. One thousand admission tickets will be sold. Tickets have been on the market since Sept. 20 but are still available. “People should purchase their tickets as soon as possible since it’s going to be a sold-out show,” said Jimmie Hammond, the manager of Daisy Dukes. Tickets will be sold at Daisy Dukes today and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday – Wednesday from 5 – 9 p.m. Presale tickets are $40. The entertainment will start at 9 p.m. with DJ Get Low from Candy 95 Radio Station. Seating is first come, first served. Pitbull’s concert is estimated to last for an hour and 15 minutes. Pitbull will sign autographs and pictures after the concert. “I am sure people will be camping outside of Daisy Dukes just as when we have our usual A&M football games. Attaining front row seating to see Pitbull in concert will surely be worth the hassle,” said Amisha Atchison, a senior psychology major. Security will be heightened for the concert. Armed officers and Daisy Dukes’ security guards will be enforcing the area. No cameras will be allowed.

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he gates to the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival open at 11 a.m. sharp today. Are you going to be there? Here is your guide to the event, so pay close attention (especially you first-timers). The basics The festival is at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Duh. Eight stages of different sizes are around the park’s 350 acres. The seating for each of the stages is simply the surrounding open lawn, minus one stage, which is in a tent with folding chairs. Music Mus is Faces played. Minds are blown. Fac are melted.

1 What to bring First and a foremost: foremo a water bottle. ACL is hot. Always. Alway Luckily, stations statio are set up around arou the park dispensdispen ing free water. Use them often. often Also, you’ll want wan to bring sunscreen. sunscre Again, ACL is hot. You’ll need some serious sun su protection. protection And sunEvan Andrews — THE BATTALION

screen is sold inside the festival in case you forget. You’ll also want to think about taking some of these things: a backpack, camping chairs (which you can set up a certain distance from a stage), blankets to sit on, sunglasses, possibly an umbrella or poncho and a hat. If this all seems terribly obvious to you, then you’re a step ahead of the game. It might more apply to the freshman music fanatic who plans to attend every minute of the festival with nothing but a map of the park, who may be thinking, “Oh, water, that is a good idea!” What to expect A truly staggering amount of people. By the end of the day there will be about 70,000 people. And with 70,000 people wandering around a 350 acre park in the dark, you can get separated from your group really easily. And you probably won’t be able to use your phone because of the overload of signals bouncing around. The best thing to do is to get with your friends and designate meeting places and times so if you do get mixed up, you’ll know where to go. Yes, it sounds like a junior high choir trip, but really, you’ll be thankful you did.

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Where to park No automobile parking is available at Zilker Park. However other options are: 1) Take the free shuttle from downtown – I’ve done this and it works just fine. 2) Get one of your T-sip friends or a taxi to drop you off at the entrance. 3) Take your car — you’ll probably be able to find a pay lot or residential area to park in nearby (the earlier, the better). 4) Ride a bike or scooter.

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Managing your musical experience The stages are set up logically. The BMI stage will have bands you’ve probably never heard of. If you’re worn out, come by this stage, listen to some good new tunes and rest in the shade of some of the few trees in the park. You may even squeeze in a nap. The Austin Ventures Stage is designed to project into the food court, which is, by the way, totally legit. Enjoy some music while you eat your lunch. The Wildflower Center Stage is the tent stage. It usually has plenty of gospel and jazz or funk groups. It’s especially great on Sundays. The

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Dell stage and the XBOX 360 stage take a step up in size. You might call these the stoner stages. They typically feature psychedelic, hip-hop, party or entrancing kinds of music. They’re fun. Finally, the AMD and LIVESTRONG stages feature the big dogs of the festival in the evening and night. But, check them out in the afternoon, too. They always have good acts, and you can get up really close if you get there early.

How to act If you’re looking to get drunk and rowdy, ACL isn’t your place. Think of the festival as a much more civilized Woodstock. It truly is about the music, but unlike Woodstock, it’s thoughtfully planned out and designed in every way to give you the best experience possible. Don’t hesitate to let your inner hippie loose, but always take care to be respectful to the park, the ACL workers and fellow attendees and you’ll enjoy a remarkable weekend of music and fun.

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