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he Department of Psychology confirmed selection of new leadership this week. Paul Wellman, interim head of psychology since June, said Douglas Woods of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee accepted the position of head of psychology. “Basically I stepped into this position because that allowed the depart-

ment to search for an external head,” Wellman said. “I actually served as department head from 1992 through 2003. I always knew that I would only be doing this job for a year.” As department head, Woods will be responsible for scholarship, graduate training and alterations to the undergraduate program. “The new department head will assume and develop further the strategic plan of the department,” Wellman said. “He will consult with the

different areas of the department and try to discern what is the best way for us to grow and to develop.” Woods will be the first department head hired from outside A&M in almost 30 years. Woods said accepting the offer as head of psychology at A&M is a big step up in national recognition. “To be able to be at a University with a very strong alumni base with very strong tradition: that’s very important to me as well,” he said.

Faculty elected a search committee and the dean appoints one or two members to the committee to select the department head. Woods said one of his first orders of business will be to expand the psychology clinic. “We’ll build a clinic that everyone in the state can access either by coming to A&M or by using tele-health services,” he said. Woods will assume the role of head of psychology Aug. 1.

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Senior electrical engineering major and Christian Scientist Ashton Jackson stands in front of the Christian Science building on Boyett Street.

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ass the bars of Northgate’s Boyett Street and the foam of the night’s first brew spills onto the floor. Laughter and music pour into the Saturday night air. Sunday morning on the same street, a few voices turn the words of a hymnal into song. Since 1956, the Christian Science Society of College Station has called Boyett Street “home.” Their services take place in the red brick building nestled behind the bars frequented by students on weekend nights. Christian Science focuses upon a

relationship with Jesus Christ, but places particular emphasis on the spiritual nature of human beings — medical issues are seen as issues that can be resolved through prayer alone. Savannah Jackson, a sophomore industrial engineering major and Christian Scientist, described the origin of “Christian” and “Science” in the name. “It’s Christian because it’s based on the Bible and Jesus’ teachings and it’s a science because it’s demonstrating the laws of God that Jesus proved,” Savannah said. The religion has historically experienced controversy because of their views on medical treatment. Christian Scientists have been prosecuted since the

Texas A&M women’s golf seniors Mary Michael Maggio and Sarah Beth Davis take up a co-leadership role heading into the mid-season opener. The Aggies visit Tallahassee, Fla., for the first semester tournament.

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advent of the religion for the death of children and adults with ordinarily treatable illnesses. Savannah said these deaths can be interpreted as the misapplication of the laws of God. “Christian Science is the law of God, and His laws must be applied,” Savannah said. “If applied incorrectly, you will not get the correct results. If you go in and try and solve a problem using the laws of physics, but you get Newton’s law messed up, then you can’t solve the problem. In Christian Science, you must have a clear understanding of the laws of God.” See Christian Science on page 4

A&M, Florida Duel The No. 14 ranked women’s basketball team faces off against the Gators on Thurdsay night at Reed arena. The Aggies look to extend their seven game win streak with a victory over Florida.

Lovett and Keen return to Aggieland

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Senior guard Elston Turner drives past Ole Miss defenders during the Aggies’ 69-67 victory on Wednesday. Turner finished the night with a Reed Arena record 37 points.

Turner’s record 37 lifts A&M over Ole Miss Drew Chambers

The Battalion lston Turner — only a month removed from dropping 40 points on Kentucky — scored a Reed Arena record 37 points against Ole Miss, leading Texas A&M to a 69-67 victory Wednesday evening. The senior guard finished the night 7-for-10 from beyond the arc and shooting 65 percent from the field, including a game clinching shot with 16 seconds remaining. Elston scored 12 of the first 14 points for the Aggies, making the assist for the other two. After the game, Elston said it was nothing like his career-best game against Kentucky, but that it felt good to make shots. “It didn’t really feel like Kentucky,” Elston said. “I have just been in a shooting slump. I started hitting shots and my teammates did a great job of find-

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ing me. It was a fun game to play.” After early struggles by the Rebels, it was evident that Reed Arena had turned into a hostile environment. During the past few games, both Missouri and Ole Miss uncharacteristically struggled from the floor. A&M held Ole Miss to 45 percent shooting and seven points lower than their season average of 75. A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said the problem is partially due to the team defense played on the SEC leading scorer Marshall Henderson. “We started [freshman guard] Alex Caruso on him,” Kennedy said. “Alex set the tone. Our team was really locked in and we had guys that wanted to guard him.” The Aggies held Henderson to just 10 points and, See Turner on page 5

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Texas country artist Robert Earl Keen, Class of 1978, sings one of his familiar songs of Aggieland.

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The Battalion ountry singer-songwriters and former Texas A&M students Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett are returning to Aggieland to perform an acoustic concert Thursday night in Rudder Auditorium. The performers, known for their Texas country hits, will play their most popular songs and share the stories behind them in the upcoming show, giving students a glimpse back into what started it all for the artists. “It’s always great fun coming back to College Station. It feels like coming home,” Lyle Lovett said. Stephanie Shargal, senior interdisciplinary studies major and MSC Town Hall Committee Chair, said Keen and Lovett make a dream concert for the organization and A&M. “We are so excited to bring these

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Aggies back to their hometown. It should be a very nostalgic and personal concert for Lyle and Robert as well as everyone in attendance.” Shargal said the concert will have a more informal feel, allowing students an interactive and laid-back experience. “There will be a relaxed atmosphere with a show that will make it feel like you’re just hanging out with some friends,” Shargal said. “We don’t really plan the shows ahead of time,” Lovett said. “Each show has been different than the last on this short tour, so we’ll see what happens that night.” Keen and Lovett were neighbors in College Station and played together on Keen’s front porch on Church Street while undergraduates at Texas See Concert on page 2

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he Entrepreneurship Society seeks to enable students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and innovation skills that may lead to a new business, new partnerships or more entrepreneurs in corporations. “We are a club [designed] to build a cross campus collaboration between the schools, with an overall goal to promote and grow entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Blade Roybal, sophomore electrical engineering major and co-marketing officer of the Entrepreneurship Society. E-Society, as it is often called, provides a safe learning environment and incubator for students interested in entrepreneurship. Students can come together and begin developing an idea into a potential business venture. “It’s a place to form new friendships, come up with amazing ideas, and if you meet the right people, start building your own business,” Roybal said. Michael Elizondo, junior technology management major, plans to start his own IT business in the future. “I feel that getting knowledge from entrepreneurs and learning from their experience is very useful for to-be businessmen,” Elizondo said. “Students should talk to successful people and plan out their own business. This is where E-Society would be of great help.” The members of E-society get a chance to participate in Startup Aggieland, A&M’s business accellerator program, and meet experts in the fields of finance, marketing, leadership and business. Many of these experts offer members a chance to learn more about the fields they might be interested in.

Any bright ideas? E-Society meetings are at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Startup Aggieland headquarters at 1700 Research Pkwy, Suite 150.

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“Startup Aggieland provides tools that will help the Aggies understand how to market or how to finance their business ideas,” said Julian Tagle, senior industrial engineering major and president and cofounder of E-Society. “We are here to get the students ready and provide the momentum to materialize their innovative ideas.” Tagle said the organization collaborates and teaches students by bringing in speakers and conducting workshops. Students are often unaware of resources they can use. “Some of the top-ranked schools have business accelerators,” Tagle said. “So with students setting up new ventures, Texas A&M would reach new heights and climb up the ranks even further.” Tagle said the shift in the University image should be “brightest students working with brightest companies” to “brightest students creating bright companies.” He envisions Aggies starting and managing Fortune 500 companies in the future. To inspire its members to create these future Fortune 500 companies, E-Society invited the founder and CEO of Jason’s Deli, Class of 1970 Joe Tortorice. “If you want to start your own enterprise you need to have a mission and a vision,” Tortorice said at the meeting. “Business starters wear all kinds of different hats and do all kinds of work so they get to learn a whole bunch of things.”

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

“I’m going to write a paper, take a nap and hang out with my friends and family. It’s going to be really good.” Michael Dembicki, senior biochemistry major

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write the song “Front Porch Song,” or “This Old Porch,” which both artists have recorded in their careers. “One of the things you miss once you leave school is seeing your friends all the time, so it’s been great fun to spend time [with Robert] and hang out like we used to,” Lovett said. Lyndsey Hicks, senior education major, said she loves how Keen and Lovett incorporate Aggie traditions and references in their songs. “They honed their art during their years here,” Hicks said. “They’ve even written songs about their days in College Station; I always think of ‘Front Porch Song’ when I am on Church Street.” The last time Keen and Lovett jointly performed at Texas A&M was in 2000 for a Bonfire benefit concert in Reed Arena. The pair of singers thought that this tour would be a good opportunity to play on campus again. “We talked about [coming back] with each other and was something we both wanted to do so we asked if we could,” Lovett said. “Coming back [on this tour] felt like the natural thing to do. Keen, Class of 1978, studied English at Texas A&M. He has released 17 albums and 17 singles. “I really like Robert Earl Keen’s songs, especially ‘Corpus Christi Bay’ and ‘Front Porch Song,’” said senior agriculture leadership major Miles Vann. “I can relate to what he sings about being in college at A&M.” Since graduating in ’79, Lovett has released 13 albums and 21 singles, performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” in two Major League Baseball games and appeared in nu-

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tudent volunteers brush ashes on the foreheads of fellow students in observance of Ash Wednesday in Rudder Theater. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 6-week season of penitence leading up to Easter Sunday.

campus A&M associate dean stuck on stranded cruise chip Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engineroom fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico. Kim Dooley, associate dean for academic operations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is currently stuck on the ship. A representative from the college has not been in direct contact with her, but it is anticipated that she returns to A&M on Monday.

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Savannah also said a battle exists between good and bad, and that these instances of “bad” are part of the war that is being fought. “Error or the devil will try to attack you, will try and come and fight you and will give you the suggestion that there’s a problem, your child is sick, you have cancer, something like that,” Savannah said. “You have to decide where to put your weight — on God’s side, or on this error’s side.” Though Christian Science upholds similar values and basic tenets of mainstream Christianity, the church website explains there is a greater emphasis placed on the spiritual rather than the materialistic or literal than in other denominations. Savannah said, for example, a more egalitarian or democratic, rather than patriarchal structure, exists within the church. More importance is placed on a spiritual relationship rather than a ritualistic expression of obedience. Nathan Glaser, a sophomore physics major, said this freedom was an important quality of his spirituality. “It’s less ritualistic,” Glaser said. “There’s more freedom with how we chose to believe things.”

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found the utilitarian nature of the religion to be extremely practical in every facet of her life. “It’s a practical and Bible-based solution to any problem I’ve ever encountered,” Ashton said. “It’s not just a religion — it’s the most practical spirituality I’ve ever heard of. It can heal physical problems, heal relationships, economic problems, bad grades. It’s practical.” Savannah grew up in Christian Science, but she said she truly embraced it in middle school with a healing of her injured knees. “I really just prayed to understand my relationship as God’s child, and knowing that God is the origin and that I am his expression,” Savannah

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The Battalion or a majority of athletic teams around the country, singular leadership is more than common — it’s precedent. For Texas A&M women’s golf, however, two seniors have secured a shared role as the team’s uncontested leaders, a responsibility where both have flourished since earning the title last semester. Sarah Beth Davis and Mary Michael Maggio — starters who accounted for all three of the Aggies’ Top 10 individual finishes last semester — guide A&M into the second half of its season with hopes of the program reaching a national championship for the first time. From head coach Trelle McCombs’ perspective, the two seniors’ personalities harmonize well to create a more confident leadership position for the team. “I think they complement each other and that they look to each other for advice,” McCombs said. “In the last year, I would say that Sarah has really blossomed as a leader on the team. She’s not a vocal leader; she’s just one of those leaders that’s levelheaded. [Mary Michael] knows her role in terms of leader-

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ship. She does a really good job of balancing the needs of her team plus her own personal needs for them [both] to play their best.” Maggio, a transfer from LSU following her sophomore season, immediately found herself contributing for the Aggies on the golf course. The Arkansas native nailed down a spot on the All-Big 12 squad due to her team second-best 74.85 stroke average, securing four top 10 individual finishes including a first place decision at conference championships. Taking over the open leadership position came naturally for Maggio as “younger players automatically look up to you.” For Maggio though, her contributions on the golf course are nowhere near as important as the tradition she leaves behind for future players to build on. “I know that as a senior class, we just want to set a good example,” Maggio said. “We want to [be known] as kids that work hard on the golf course [and] in the classroom. We want to make sure we’re leading them in the right direction. We want to leave a legacy. For me, that’s the biggest thing: what legacy do I want to leave?”

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following a frustrating few minutes, forced him to ride the bench after fouling out. Elston, however, was perfect from the floor in the first half, making all four of his three point shots and adding three baskets inside the arch, missing only one of five free throws. Throughout the game, it was a close matchup as the squads exchanged leads nine times in addition to being tied eight times. Junior guard Fabyon Harris was the only other Aggie to score double digits, adding 13 points while senior forward Ray Turner accumulated 13 rebounds and eight points.

For Davis — a third generation Aggie — there has never been a question of where she wanted to play golf. “She’s a born and bred Aggie,” McCombs said. “I don’t think there was ever really another school that she looked at.” Beginning her golf career in Victoria, Texas at the age of five, the senior has performed and prospered since her arrival in College Station. Davis contributed early and often, helping A&M to a Big 12 Championship during her freshman season and starting all four of her years on campus. With her collegiate career winding down, however, the senior has set the bar high for her team as it heads into her final semester. “Our ultimate goal is to win a national championship,” Davis said. “The first step we took in that [direction] is believing that we’re a team that can do that. That’s what we’ve been working on this past fall semester and into this semester, having that belief.” The Texas A&M women’s golf team visits Tallahassee, Fla., this weekend for the Florida State Match-Up tournament, kicking off its

Harris said when Elston goes on his shooting rampage, there’s no one capable of getting in his way. “We were in the huddle and I told the team, ‘Elston’s hot,’” Harris said. “‘Lets keep finding ways to get him the ball.’” The 5,377 fans in attendance saw the record-breaking performance by Elston at Reed Arena. Kennedy said he’s waiting for other guys to step up similar to the way Elston has. “I don’t know if Elston can get 37 or 40 every game,” Kennedy said. “We need some other guys to step up.” The Aggies play three of their next four games on the road, facing off against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday.

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