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Loftin recommends fee increase mandatory fee increases and an additional student most appropriate way to finance those raises.” President forgoes designated fee, according to Jason Cook, vice president Trevino said he could not comment about the tuition increase option, requests success of marketing and communications for A&M. types of proposals being discussed to finance faculty new ‘student success fee’ Earlier this semester, Loftin announced that the merit raises.

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A&M President R. Bowen Loftin did not request an increase in designated tuition Friday at a meeting with the Texas A&M System Financial Committee, as was expected and recommended by the Tuition and Fee Advisory Committee. However, Loftin did request an increase in differential tuition for the College of Education and Human Development, four

Tuition and Fee Advisory Committee recommended a 3.95 percent designated tuition increase with no increases in student fees. This increase was meant to finance merit raises for University faculty, who have been without raises for more than two years. “I think everyone realizes that to be competitive, we do have to do raises,” said Fernando Trevino, senior political science major and student regent. “These are just discussions right now on what is the

“There just is not a general agreement as to how to do [merit raises] or the best way to provide that financing,” Trevino said. The four mandatory student fee increases requested by Loftin totaled $8.58 per semester credit hour, or $128.70 per semester for 15 credit hours. The differential tuition increase would add $300 per semester for full-time students in the College of Education. See Tuition on page 3

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Family members light candles in memory of their loved ones while softly answering “here” during the Campus Muster Roll Call for the Absent in Reed Arena Saturday evening.

Campus Muster Remembrance Ceremony honors fallen

MSC reopening attracts thousands

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xcellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service: Texas A&M’s six core values were the focus of the Campus Muster Ceremony. A capacity crowd of 13,000 packed Reed Arena on Saturday to observe the hallowed tradition and pay respect to fellow Aggies. “Tonight, one word is our bond. One word gives light to our darkest hour,” former Student Body President Jeff Pickering said during the ceremony. “Tonight, the Spirit that can ne’er be told is told with one word, ‘Here.’” Pickering invited those in attendance to consider the remarkable times this University is facing.

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Joe Routt section closes The Koldus Building and Rudder Tower plazas including Joe Routt Blvd. between South Houston Street and Throckmorton will be closed for renovation. Beginning last Saturday and continuing through September 7, access to Koldus, Rudder and the University Center Garage will be detoured. Barrett House, staff writer

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“This year will forever be defined by three historic moments — joining the Southeastern Conference, reinvigorating our institutional vision of 2020 … and the reopening and rededication of the Memorial Student Center,” Pickering said. “Yet even in these historic times, we come here tonight, knowing that each year there is no greater

Students and former students walk through the Loyalty Entrance of the MSC Saturday morning as the MSC opens its doors for the first time since August 2009.

moment for our University than April 21.” President R. Bowen Loftin as well as several Muster committee members spoke at the ceremony, as did Otway Denny Jr., Class of 1971 and chairman of the Association of Former Students. “April 21 is a date dear to the hearts of Aggies everywhere,” Denny said during his address. “It is a time for Aggies to come together, to celebrate our heritage, to rekindle the camaraderie that binds us and to honor those who are no longer with us.” This year’s Muster Speaker, John Hoyle, Class of 1957 and recipient

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The Battalion The Memorial Student Center came back to life as Aggies once again occupied its couches, walked its halls and paid respects to military heroes after the building was opened and rededicated on Aggie Muster day. Students readily welcomed the campus living room’s return. Saturday morning, Aggies gathered outside the Loyalty entrance as state and University leaders shared their experiences and thoughts about the three-year project. President R. Bowen Loftin said the MSC is a testament of the University’s future. “This student center is a part of this complex organic entity we call Texas A&M University,” Loftin said. “It is something that not only lives, but over time, changes and we’ve all seen those changes occur, changes for the better. [Now we have] an extraordinary student center in which to recreate, congregate, remember and think ahead about.” The keynote speaker, Gov. Rick Perry, emphasized the MSC’s important role on the A&M campus and in the lives

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Colleges compete for ESPN GameDay commercial Online voting

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The Texas A&M student body and fan network will compete against colleges across the nation for a chance to have ESPN’s iconic College GameDay crew shoot a commercial on campus. Jason Cook, vice president of marketing and communications for Texas A&M, said GameDay on campus would bring national recognition to the campus, complementing A&M’s move to the Southeastern Conference. “Texas A&M obviously wants to show ESPN and our new SEC family the power of the Twelfth Man,” Cook said. “Having a GameDay commercial shot on our campus would give Texas A&M tremendous exposure to a national audience, right in line with our move to the SEC this fall.” The ESPN “Bring GameDay to Your Campus” contest is an online voting contest beginning Monday.

# To vote to bring the GameDay commercial to A&M, students should visit # Voting begins Monday at 11 a.m. and continues through May 2. Participants can vote as often as once per day.


Students celebrate during a football game against Oklahoma State last fall. ESPN plans to film an advertisement at the college with the highest number of votes in its College GameDay competition. Cook said Aggies have fared well in similar online contests in the past year. Fans can vote once per day during the 10-day period of voting and all voting will be held on the contest’s

website, The commercial will be filmed at the winning campus in late July or early August and will run throughout the 2012 college football season.

Matthew Fitzhenry, senior biomedical sciences major, said a commercial about A&M fans or traditions could also give A&M a boon in recruiting. “Any type of positive press on ESPN, the biggest sports network in the world, would do wonders for Texas A&M in exposure and would certainly help with recruiting,” Fitzhenry said. “Combined with the move to the SEC, it would pretty much put all the eyes in the country on A&M.” ESPN’s College GameDay, which See Gameday on page 4

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Participants in Aggie Relay for Life kick off the event by cheering on cancer survivors as they take a lap at Penberthy Field Friday night. yell, A&M’s yell leaders urged attendees to “Beat the hell outta Cancer.� The classic Aggie spin on a worldwide effort is a hallmark of the event, now in its seventh year. “Curing cancer is going to be one of the largest challenges for our generation,� said junior biomedical sciences major Jason Johns, who came with the Pre-Med Society. “It’s great to see Ags getting involved to ensure it gets done.� Participants on the track walked past luminaries and bright purple signs about cancer prevention and other helpful information about dealing with the disease. “The signs posted up around the track showcased facts that I think a lot of students didn’t know,� Altman said.

The luminaries were dedicated to individuals who fought cancer, and hundreds of candles in stark white bags lit the track. The pale glow of the candles illustrated just how large and personal a toll cancer has had on Aggieland. Donations rose through the night as booths selling food and drinks funneled their earnings to the Relay for Life accounting booth and pooled with the thousands raised prior to the event. Fundraising totals eclipsed $92,000 before the event concluded. “Our goal was to raise money and awareness of cancer, and I think we accomplished that,� said Aubrey Hildebrandt, junior biomedical sciences major and an event organizer. “The students really came through.�

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The Battalion An attempted shoplifting took a turn for the worse Friday afternoon at the College Station Wal-Mart, leaving one man dead. According to a report by Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department, detectives determined that 47-year-old Robertson County resident Michael Bradshaw attempted to leave

the store with a shopping cart full of stolen merchandise. Loss-prevention officers made contact with Bradshaw and escorted him to the loss -prevention office. In the office, Bradshaw struggled with employees and pulled a handgun from the pocket of his pants. During the struggle, the handgun discharged, the round hitting a nearby filing cabinet. According to the re-

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The Battalion An afternoon of rain did little to dampen the spirits of Aggieland Relay for Life participants Friday night. An estimated 2,100 people attended the all-night, American Cancer Society-affiliated event at Penberthy Fields to raise money for cancer research and victims. “Why do we come out to Relay? We do it in honor of our loved ones,� said Alex Perez, senior biomedical sciences major and Relay committee member. Aggie Relay, like hundreds of others around the world, began with a survivors’ lap in which cancer survivors and caregivers walked a lap to the reverent applause of other participants. Afterward, each team sent representatives to walk and represent the fight against cancer. Many of the teams had relays continuing the entire 12 hours, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. “I can name seven people who fought cancer just off the top of my head,� said Capt. Robert Altman, international affairs graduate student and member of the Bush School Relay team. “If they can survive something like that, spending a few hours walking laps in their honor is easy.� Musicians, singers and dancers performed at regular intervals to keep sleepy participants awake and involved. Games such as volleyball and a frozen T-shirt contest were also held throughout the night. During a special midnight

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of students. “[The MSC holds] untold stories of friendships, of first dates that led to marriages,” Perry said. “On occasion a young student having that breakthrough and truly beginning to understand what being a Texas Aggie is all about occurred in this building.” Perry said for many, the MSC is where a love for A&M started. “You can make a good case the Memorial Student Center is where the heart first started beating for any number of young Aggies,” Perry said. “Because of those renovations, the current students haven’t been able to really grasp what the student center meant to previous generations. Starting today, it will quickly become a part of their Aggie experience, as well.” Students were quick to utilize the MSC once more, filling the MSC’s rooms on Sunday as if it had never closed. Former and current students, like Kyle Lewallen, Class of 1992, and Colby Lewallen, sophomore mechanical engineering major, took the opportunity to tour the new MSC the day after Muster. “There’s a lot of connections back to the old building like the Flag Room,” Kyle said. “Even the courtyard, as many changes as there are in the courtyard, I still have a reminiscence like I was here before.” Colby said he had visited the MSC when he was younger, but only remembered the long hallway entrance — now the Loyalty Entrance — and the Flag Room.

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Loftin also recommended creating a “student success fee.” It was not immediately clear what the explicit application of the fee would be, but Loftin’s proposal indicated it would be used to improve student success, reduce bottlenecks limiting degree progress and retain the best employees — indicating a possibility for merit raises. If approved by the board, the University would reduce or remove fees that students currently pay and pool those finances to afford the new Student Success Fee.

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Keynote speaker, Gov. Rick Perry, addresses the crowd at the MSC Rededication Ceremony outside of the Loyalty Entrance of the MSC on Saturday morning. “It’s definitely a lot more open and newer and nicer,” Colby said. “The Flag Room seems about the same.” Kyle said he and his son enjoyed seeing all the natural light that now illuminates the building’s interior and the students who have moved back in. “There’s a lot of light, a lot of energy,” Kyle said. “We’ve been impressed by how many students are hanging out in here and studying. It always sort of acted like a central hub for the campus.” One of the MSC’s most iconic attributes is the piano that sits in the Flag Room. Matthew McBride, senior urban and regional sciences major, played several numbers for an audience of studying, napping and visiting students. “One of my favorite

changes is the Hall of Honor,” McBride said. “I was really impressed with how they went from having a little wooden plaque with the Medal of Honor and piece of paper with a paragraph about their story to this beautiful permanent display.” Like many upperclassmen, McBride said he’s upset he won’t be able to enjoy the MSC for long, only because of how much he used to visit it before it was closed. “I’m kind of upset I’m only going to have it for one more semester just because when I was a freshman and sophomore I enjoyed coming here all the time. I walked through every day,” McBride said. “I loved the atmosphere here, and as far as I can tell, that has come back.”

“Dr. Loftin is looking to analyze all the current mandatory fees and reduce certain fees to go to a student success fee,’’ Cook said. Cook said the amount of the Student Success Fee is undetermined at this point, but added that the net impact would result in no additional cost to students. He included that University administrators would decide in the coming weeks which fees to reduce to offset the student success fee increase. Loftin’s presentation qualified that authority over the Student Success Fee would be granted to the board of regents. Former Student Body President Jeff Pickering, who

was a member of the Tuition and Fee Advisory Board, said fees are restricted monies and that tuition has been the only way to finance faculty salaries. “I thought [Loftin’s proposal] was interesting. It’s not what we were preparing for,” Pickering said. “I understand that he is constantly at work with the board. Sometimes they do things that you don’t necessarily see coming.” Board Chairman Richard Box reacted to the recommendation through a prepared statement. “I am pleased to see that our Presidents … are balancing their priorities and remain focused on excellence and efficiency in education,” Box said.

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During the thick of the 2012 baseball season, the No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team has hit a rough patch, losing its fifth consecutive game Sunday and dropping its first conference series of the season in a 0-3 sweep to No. 6 Baylor. “It really was a good game between two good teams,” A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “Baylor is playing really good right now and they got big hits when it mattered ... We’ve got to play better. It doesn’t matter who’s in that other dugout, we’ve still got to play better, eliminate mistakes and take advantage of our opportunities better.” The Aggies fell to the Bears 7–5 Sunday in Waco for the series sweep, extending Baylor’s school-best winning streak to 24 consecutive victories. The Aggies, meanwhile, would fall to a 28-12 overall record, and a 9-6 mark in Big 12 play. With Game 1 of the series at Blue Bell Park Friday night, not even the lore of “Olsen Magic” could tilt the

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final score. The red-hot Bears escaped Aggieland with a 5–3 victory, knocking junior AllAmerican right-hander Michael Wacha out of the game in the fifth inning. “Tonight was two great pitchers going at it and in a game like that the person who cracks first is usually going to be the one that loses,” Childress said. “They strung it together in the fifth inning and were able to get a sac fly out of it. We had our shot there in the sixth but couldn’t get that big hit. It’s obviously a disappointing loss.” The series wrapped up after a short trek north on Highway 6 Saturday and Sunday at Baylor Ballpark in Waco, but the Aggies’ woes continued, dropping their fourth- and fifth-consecutive games. Sophomore Rafael Piñeda got the start for the Aggies Sunday in the series finale. The Bears worked him from the get-go, forcing the righty to throw 41 pitches in the first inning. After fouling off 10 consecutive pitches, Baylor catcher Josh Ludy sent one of the 41 pitches out of the park. Piñeda was able to bounce back, though, giving the Ag-

against the Oklahoma Sooners. Featuring notable anchors Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreet and Lee Corso, GameDay is synonymous with the ever-expanding sport of college football and averaged more than 2 million viewers through the 2011 season. “GameDay is a tremendous national platform. It is a college football institution. That program provides incredible visibility to Texas A&M and our campus,” Cook said. “One of the key things about our move to the SEC was to increase national exposure for Texas A&M. This is just another avenue in which we will have an opportunity to showcase Texas A&M coast to coast.” A College GameDay commercial at A&M, if aired, would average millions of viewers. ESPN, along with CBS, is a major television partner with the SEC, particularly in the realm of college football. According to the 2011 Nielsen ratings, the SEC averaged al-

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gies six solid innings of work before being relieved by fellow sophomore Parker Ray. In one stretch, Piñeda retired 11 batters in a row. Junior Tyler Naquin gave the Aggies hope with his fourth hit of the game, tying the game at 4–4 with a single through the right side, which set up the Aggies’ 5–4 lead change shortly thereafter on a Baylor wild pitch. But the Aggies were not able to rally as Baylor quickly answered. The Bears took the lead after two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to clinch the series sweep with a 7-5 win. The Aggies return to action Tuesday when they travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU — which has won its last nine games.

most 4.5 million viewers in each telecast — roughly 1.2 million viewers more than second-place Big 10. “ESPN has an incredible partnership with the SEC. If you look at games that are broadcast on the SEC, it’s called the ‘SEC on ESPN’ and ESPN provides that national platform,” Cook said. “Several Saturday evenings last football season, the SEC would have three football games airing at one time on ESPN’s networks. That shows you the tremendous power of both the ESPN and the SEC brands.” Tim Cuccia, sophomore business major, said he agrees that increased exposure through ESPN would help football recruiting and be an exciting prospect for all Aggies. “I do think it’s a great idea. I think it would help our recruiting classes as we make our transition to the SEC,” Cuccia said. “A&M on ESPN College GameDay would be an awesome experience.”

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FOR RENT 3/2 home in CS, nice area close to campus shuttle, privacy fenced backyard with patio, responsible females only, no pets, no smoking, $1050/mo with year lease, $1050 deposit, available June1st, call 979-571-9299. 3/3,3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250-1400sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. 3/3 condos/townhomes, larger, ganite, shuttle, $1450 to $1590, cable, internet, Owner/Broker, 979-777-5477. 3/3 Duplex off Graham, includes all appliances, tile floors and backyard. Available August 3 for $1050. Call 979-571-3036. 3/3 newer duplex includes all appliances, tile floors, backyard, pets allowed. $1200/mo. Available August. Call Tia 979-739-1160. 3/3.5 luxury condo in Gateway Villas, granite throughout, W/D, close to campus/restaurants/bus route, kitchen island, small backyard, 817-437-9606. 3bd/1ba Cottage style home available. $1150/mo. +lawn-care, garage, appliances, W/D hook-up. 304 Holik. 1 block off Geroge Bush Drive. 979-218-1772 or email 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly, 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly, 3bd/2ba off Graham Road, standard lease $1300/mo., pets on a case-to-case basis. 713-444-9376. 3bd/3ba. Duplexes. Close to campus, Great backyards. Fairly New! 979-693-4900. 3x2 duplex @ 907 Camellia. $950/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032.

2bd/2ba. Student Community, <1-mile from campus.

3x3 duplex @ 1814 Woodsman. Spacious floorplan, W/D included, large fenced backyard, pets welcome, on shuttle route, call Brandon Meek 214-334-0032.

3/2 duplex on Holleman, all appliances, yard care, pest control, avoid the crowds in apartment living, call 979-774-4575.

3x3 duplex @ 2306 Axis. $1,200/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032.

3/2 Duplex on shuttle, updated, fenced, fireplace, W/D connections, pet friendly, 802 San Benito, $850/mo. 979-776-8984. 3/2 duplex, 1813 Woodsman Dr. Available August. Biking distance to campus, A&M bus route. Recently updated, wood/tile and carpet floorings, ceiling fans, W/D, lawncare, fenced backyard. Pets OK. $1095/mo. 979-255-9432 3/2 duplex, 1920 Holleman Dr. West. Available August. Great location, new wood floors, tile, new carpet, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus. Pets ok. $1095/mo. 979-731-8257. 3/2 Duplexes, prelease August, very nice, 5mins to campus, W/D, lawn care, security system, $900-950/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020.


Volunteers ages 12-40 years old, with moderate 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: • Acne Evaluations by a Dermatologist • Study Medication • Compensation up to $200.00 for time and effort Volunteers will need to make 4 office visits over the 12 week period. For more information please contact:


Volunteers ages 18 and older are needed to participate in a 6-week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of athletes foot. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study related medication • Medical Examinations related to study • Compensation up to $150.00 for time and effort Participants will be required to make 3 office visits over the 6 week period. For more information please contact:

4+bedroom Duplex for rent. 113 Kleine in College Station. $1600/mo. 4-yrs old w/large back-yard. 4bd/4ba +office, and storage room. Tile floors in living-room, bathrooms and kitchen. W/D and refrigerator included. Pet friendly. Call 979-696-6839/text 979-229-2171. 4/2/2 College Station, close to campus. Updated, fenced, w/d, granite. Prelease for August. $1799/mo. 1312 Timm. 979-776-8984. 4/2/2 house, 1302 Mary Oaks. Available August. Close to campus, A&M bus route, recently updated, carpet/tile flooring, spacious closets and ample storage. Large fenced backyard. Pets OK. $1595/mo. 979-255-9432 4/2/2 off Dominik. Large updated house, tile, carpet, with W/D, pets allowed. $1800/mo. Tia 979-739-1160. Available May. 4/2/2, 1508 Austin, available August, great floorplan, updated, huge backyard, close to shopping, W/D, no pets, $1495/mo, 979-731-8257

FOR RENT 4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1450/mo, available August, 979-450-0053. 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320.

FOR RENT College Station: 3/2, 1240sqft. Newly remodeled! All Stainless Steel Appliances! Close to shuttle, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 905 Balcones (off Welch), $1000. KAZ Realty 979-324-9666. Cottage. Holik C.S. 2bd/1ba, 1000sqft., W/D, Balcony, wooded. Private drive. Clean. Quiet. No pets. $600/mo. 979-777-2472. Duplex, rent 2bd/1ba. Beautiful, quiet! Remodeled, all new, many extras, drapes, in College Station. Convenient to everything! Fenced backyard. One week free. 979-422-3427. Call for specials. FREE $200 SIGNING BONUS! 3/2 on bus route. Remodeled 2010. $975 upstairs unit $1075 downstairs unit with yard. 979-314-7145. W/D, lawncare, some bills included. Pet friendly.

HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. Charli, 505 University Drive East. Sales Position now open. Great experience for motivated person interested in marketing and fashion. Apply in person. 979-268-9626. Child Care- FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan. City of College Station, LIFEGUARDS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS NEEDED, $8.50/hr, Apply online @ or call 979-764-3540 EOE Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment.

4/4 University Place condo, W/D, private bath, pool, on shuttle, student community. $300/ room; $250 for June and July. Call 979-690-8213 or 979-422-9849.

Free ethernet and cable, paid water, Campus shuttle. Preleasing, Great Prices., 979-693-1906.

D&D Moving and Storage, Inc. is accepting applications for part-time summer help. Apply in person at 3700 Texas Ave South College Station, TX.

4/4.5+1bd, like new. High ceilings, huge closets, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, many extras. $1750/mo. Preleasing for August. 979-229-6326. See photos and info at

Gateway Villas. Affordable luxury. 4bd/4ba available August. $1600/mo. 512-413-8748.

J. Cody’s hiring cashiers, apply within, 3610 S. College. Must be able to work Tuesday/Thursday nights. No experience necessary, just common sense!

4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, granite countertops, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079. 4bd/2ba Large house, <1-mile from campus, close to everything, W/D, pet friendly. 4bd/4ba houses. Brand New, great size, great location, AAF 979-693-4900. 4bd/4ba private bathroom. Summer $240 other season$295/$325 per room. Wood/tile floors, large living room, new refrigerator, central a/c, walk-in closets, on shuttle. Student community, large pool, basketball court, sand beach volleyball. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847. 5/2 + study, 1112 Berkeley, available August, COMPLETELY REMODELED, W/D, new paint, all appliances, large backyard, no pets, $1695/mo, 979-731-8257 For all your rental needs. Open 7 days/week. 979-776-8984.

HOUSE FOR RENT! (BRYAN- near Traditions Golf). LR, 3BR, 2.5 Baths, Loft, Recroom, 2099 SFT. 2 Car Garage+ Driveway Parking, IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY$1495.00/MONTH. CALL (979) 412-0979. Newer 3/3 townhomes, close to campus, cable/internet, $1380-$1550. Broker/owner 979-777-5477. Northgate. New apartments 3/3, 2/2, 3/2, and 1/1. House for rent. 979-255-5648. Now Leasing and pre-leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Spacious floorplans. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079, One Month Free! Spacious 3/2 duplex available in May. W/D. $895/mo. 979-693-0551. Pre-leasing for 2012-2013. Students only. 2bd/2ba apartment. W/D, 900+ sq-ft. $600/mo. Call 210-387-5030.

Attention sorority sisters. 4br/3ba House available August 1st. $375/bdrm. 210-289-1609.

Pre-leasing for August 2,3,4,&5 bedroom houses and town-homes. Updated, fenced, pets ok, on shuttle route. 979-776-8984.

August Leasing. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079.

Prelease available now! Large 2bd/2ba duplex. Walk-in closets, W/D connections, large fenced backyard, on shuttle. University Oaks. $775/mo. 979-693-1448.

Balcones Apartments, 3/2, available now, fully remodeled, internet and water included, $895/mo, 979-703-8282. Brand new building now! Sierra condos walk to NG/campus. Granite, SS, W/D incl. Pet friendly. 1,2,3 bed+ guest baths. Bus route bills incl. 979-314-7145 Brand new luxury condos, granite countertops, tile flooring, great location. 979-693-4900. C.S. 4bdrm Houses, updated, fenced pets, ok. Starting at $1295/mo. 979-776-8984. Charming House in Historic District. 4bd/2ba. Completely remodeled! Everything brand new! Across street from park. $2400/mo. 512-966-0117. CLOSE to campus! Ride your bike! Great 3bd/1.5ba house in good neighborhood w/large fenced backyard. Pets ok. $1100/mo. Signing bonus! Available now. 979-820-1198. College Station: 2/2, 1000sqft, $675. Shuttle, all appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 906 Spring Loop (off University). KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666.

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Prelease for May or August ! Large 2bd/2ba duplex. Walk-in closets, W/D connections, large fenced backyard, on shuttle. University Oaks. $775/mo. 979-693-1448. C.S. 3/1.5/2carport, Updated, Fenced, biking distance to campus, on shuttle, pets ok. $750/mo 979-776-8984. Storage- Rent for 4 months. Pay for 3 get 1 free. All sizes, close to campus. 979-693-0551. Sub-lease Female, one bedroom, all bills paid, June, July $515/mo. 512-422-7421. Subleasing 1bd/1bath in a 2bd/2bath at Campus Village apartments. Furnished, lazy river, $615/month. Available now as well as 8/12-7/13. 713-992-5057 Summer sublease available. 1/1 unfurnished apartment on bus route, 10 minutes from campus. $495/month plus utilities and water. Email for more information. Townhomes 2/1.5+Half, on shuttle, W/D connections, fenced patio, $775-895/mo, ask about student discounts, 979-703-8282.

The Association is excited to celebrate the

MSC REDEDICATION on its 61st anniversary! April 21st

Join the crew at Kolache Rolf’s Bakery &enjoy a great working environment, great hours &great pay! Apply at the Rock Prairie location 35.25 Longmire in the Kroger shopping center. Kingwood Country Club in Houston is hiring life guards. No previous experience required. Call us at (800)210-0049 to apply. Little Guys Movers now hiring FT/PT employees. Must be at least 21 w/valid D.L. Apply in person at 3209 Earl Rudder Freeway. 979-693-6683. Looking for a student worker. Painting, minor plumbing and maintenance skills required. $12/hr. 979-324-9666. Med Tech for full-time, medical allergy office. Excellent benefits. Great experience for student applying to medical or nursing school. Degree in Biomedical Science and one year commitment required. Please fax resume to 979-485-0575, apply in person at 3306 Longmire Drive CS, TX, or email resume to MEMdata, a local medical equipment bidding company is seeking dependable and organized part-time employees to be part of a growing team! Must be able to work a minimum of 24hrs/wk, M-F 8-5. Good communication and negotiation skills required. Must be responsible, self-motivatated, and organized with the ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with deadlines. Computer skills required, knowledge of MS Excel a plus! Hourly pay DOQ plus bonus. Email resumes to or fax to 979-695-1954. Office Help/Leasing, part-time summer help, must be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30am - 5:30pm, 979-422-4296 or fax resume to 979-703-8282. P/T service station attendant and lube tech. Basic Automotive knowledge. Villa Maria Chevron, Villa Maria & E.29th. 979-776-1261. Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $360/mo. 5-10hrs/wk. 979-846-3376. Part-time summer help, apply in person, Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage, 600 South Bryan Ave., Bryan. PT Service Technician for a safety company. Clean Driving Record necessary. Email resume and class schedule to Rural mixed practice clinic needs part-time help for late summer/fall. Cattle experience required. Email resume to or call 979-589-2777. Servers needed, Longhorn Steakhouse in Downtown Bryan, 201 East 24th Street, must be willing to work weekends, no phone calls, apply within.

If You Have Something To Sell, Remember Classifieds Can Do It! Call 845-0569

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Female volunteers who think they might be experiencing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) are needed to participate in a 2 day clinical research study of an investigational study medication for the pain that is associated with a UTI. Symptoms of a UTI include: Pain, Burning and Frequency when urinating. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • UTI Assessments by a Study Doctor • Antibiotics for their UTI • Study Medication • Compensation up to $100.00 for time and effort Eligible volunteers will be required to make 2 office visits. There is no cost to you for participating in this research study. For more information please contact:

J&S Studies, Inc.

979-774-5933 1710 Crescent Pointe Parkway, College Station, TX 77845

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Now Hiring Student Workers and Summer Interns Liere Insurance, an Aggie 100 company, is hiring of!ce assistants for sales and customer service departments. Great experience for a resume. 15-20 hours/week $10/hour. Please call 776-2300 to apply

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HELP WANTED SERVPRO of Brazos Valley a local fire and water restoration company is accepting applications for production helpers and supervisors. Applicants must be able to work summer, some weekends and on call schedules. On the job training available. Motivated, drug-free, persons with good driving records are welcome to apply by contacting Eric at All applicants must pass a crimal background check with no felonies. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys. Summer childcare needed for 2 kids starting in June, $200 weekly, email resume with references to AGGIEKIDS@HOTMAIL.COM Wanted: Energetic people for Kids Klub After-School Program. -Fall semester employment begins 8/20/12. Application deadline -April 30., 979-764-3831.

MUSIC Peter Block Mobile DJ, professional 22+yrs. experience. Specializing in weddings, TAMU functions. Mobile to anywhere. 979-596-2522.

PETS Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies! 4-8lbs, rare liver, chocolate/white, black/white, $400 and up 979-324-2866.

REAL ESTATE B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Michael McGrann TAMU ‘93 Civil Engineering 979-739-2035, Nadia McGrann 979-693-1851, Town & Country Realty.

ROOMMATES Female roommate needed. Large updated townhouse off Southwest Pkwy. Bus-route, W/D, covered parking, 1/3-utilities. $350/mo. 979-204-9788. Looking for 2-roommates to share 4bd/2.5ba house. $400/mo/person. Furnished. Utilities not included, except for cable. 214-734-0178. Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $350/mo, washer/dryer, phone & internet, University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090. Two female roommates needed for Fall 2012. $400/mo. with year lease +utilities/cable. Call 512-917-7726.

SERVICES iPhone repair w/one year warranty, 979-694-2800. Student discounts available.

Talya Lazerus — THE BATTALION

The Century Singers, Singing Cadets and the Women’s Chorus perform before the Muster Roll Call.

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of three A&M degrees, shared stories of his time at Texas A&M as well as words of comfort to grieving families. “Dr. Hoyle impacted the families with the words he said,” said Kelli Kimmey, Muster committee chairwoman. “The memories he made the Class of 1962 relive and the comfort he gave the families made us proud.” The Class of 1962 was also welcomed home as it celebrated its 50-year class reunion. Hoyle began his speech by expressing his honor of being this year’s Muster speaker and celebrating the Aggies’ lost lives. Although Muster is viewed as a somber tradition, whoops and laughter erupted as Hoyle shared memories of time spent at Texas A&M. “My first time on this campus was not a pretty sight … I looked out across the field and all I saw was cows. I saw cows munching on the grass in front of the administration building. And I looked up and saw this water tower with the skinny, little legs and it said, ‘Welcome to Aggieland,’” Hoyle said. “I was standing there with another buddy as scared as I was … He turned toward me and said, ‘John, it looks like Sing Sing [a maximum security prison] on the Brazos.’” Hoyle used his speech to evoke a sense of Aggie pride in those in attendance. “We’re all Aggies. We

like one another. We keep up with one another,” Hoyle said. “And that’s exactly why we are gathered here tonight.” Then came the iconic Muster tradition, Roll Call for the Absent. Sophomore construction science major Joel Shillingburg lit a candle for his grandfather, Ernest Shillingburg, Class of 1943. “My grandfather passed away back in December. At first, it was hard for me since we were so close. But Saturday night was a celebration,” Shillingburg said. “It was a celebration of his life.” The names of more than 100 Aggies were called at Campus Muster, including 16 current students and those who died while on active military duty. As each name was called, a relative, spouse or friend lit a candle and voices in the crowd voiced, “Here,” on behalf of the loved one. As more names were called, the candlelight illuminated the Arena, symbolizing the undying flame of the Aggie Spirit. Muster offered students and former students the opportunity to carry on the legacy of these fallen Aggies. “Our core values are embraced by the thousands of Aggies who believe that they will make a positive difference in a sometimes-troubled world,” Hoyle said. “So tonight God has given us more time to live and love our family, friends, school and nation. We have been given more time to tell the Aggie story to all who would listen.”








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