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The Rattler

Back-to-School Special Edition 2009

St. Mary’s University Student Newspaper



First Steps

An easy-to-follow guide for college

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Summer Movie Reviews • Café Updates • Campus Map

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New semester, new dean New Dean of Students Tim Bessler answers some questions.

News By Jaime Perez Senior Staff Writer After weeks of interviewing and discussion, Tim Bessler was appointed the dean of students on June 30. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Bessler completed his undergraduate degree at Xavier University and did his graduate work at Bowling Green University. He worked in Miami at Bear’s University and later returned to Cincinnati to work at Mount Saint Joseph. Now, Bessler will be embarking on his first semester serving a central rold in student learning and development. What brought you to St. Mary’s University? “I was looking for the next additional professional challenge. I was looking to get back to a multicultural environment to bring my family back into a heavily Hispanic influenced community. I also wanted to continue working in higher education at a faith based private institution.”


New Dean of Students Tim Bessler officially became part of the 20092010 school year June 30. Photo by Analicia Perez

What challenges do you expect from the university? “There is an institutional size that is bigger than my last institution which means there is a greater range of student involvement opportunities through clubs and or-

08-18-09 ganizations. There is a larger resident student population [which] creates some different opportunities for student interactions. It is a larger, more complex campus. The student demographic is very different and that creates exciting learning opportunities for me, it takes time though. It takes a lot of individual and small group meetings to get the feel of the character of the campus and the ebb and flow of the academic year. Beyond those broad generalizations, the challenges are working with those students and the life experiences that they have while struggling to complete a degree.”

at community and family that for me was very different from what I knew growing up in the Midwest. It resonated very strongly with me. While I was in Miami I met my wife who was born and raised in Panama, so that is the other part of that connection with Hispanic culture: I married into it. It is a part of my daily life and I feel very blessed because of it. Coming to a city like San Antonio gives me and my family the opportunity to expose my boys [to Hispanic culture]. I want them to grow up recognizing their family history on my side as well as their Panamanian heritage.”

Do you think there are things at St. Mary’s that can be improved? “I am confident that there are things [that could be improved] because every organization has those things that they could do better. I haven’t been here long enough to make any strong convection along the routes of what do we need to do better or fix.”

What do you think it means to be a Dean of Students? “I’ve seen my role as an advocate, supporter and challenger to students. When I talk about advocating for students, I don’t mean that everything students want, students get. It may not be the best thing for us, may not be realistic or feasible at any given time, so the advocacy piece for me is about being authentic and authentically listening. The other reason why I love what I do is because I get to play a part in students realizing what students are really capable of. “

You have traveled to cities and universities with a large Hispanic population, what about the culture attracts you? “It’s not just the food or the music that we typically think of. From my perception, there is warmth, friendliness and a way of looking

New dorm not just for freshmen, some areas for all By Sarah Mills Editor-in-Chief For those jealous of students rooming in Founder’s Hall, the new 14.3 million dollar dormitory, there is good news. While only freshmen are able to reside in the hall, there are certain areas which are available to all students, regardless of their classification. These areas include the main lobby, television lounge, cyber café, courtyard and prayer reflection room. Each area offers an environment unique to any other dorm or space on campus. “With the prayer room, we don’t really neccesarily have that in other residence halls, so that would be a good place for people who need time to think, pray, process, and meditate to utilize.” The cyber café offers a mod-

ern study zone complete with wireless internet, plenty of outlets, generous counter space, vending machines and is wheelchair accessible. Bamboo floors lead the way to the television lounge, which will feature a flat screen plasma television and pool table. In order to access these areas, students must use the main door to the dorm which will remain open during visitation hours. After visitation hours, students will need a resident’s key to open the doors. For increased safety, 40 survellience cameras have been installed throughout Founder’s Hall that can be reviewed in the case of any incident “There are five security points that only the residents of the building can gain access to,” Villareal said. “There are a couple of doors, the elevator, entry doors to the hallway and the stairwell that

are all protected by key. Unless you’re a resident with that key, you can’t gain access to those private areas.” Some of the private areas include a balcony with a view of the cityscape and several study rooms. “Unfortuanetly, right now only residents of the building can utilize [the balconies],” Villareal said. “Now, if they invite a guest to a balcony, then residents of other halls can utilize [the balconies] that way.” Discussion about how student organizations will be able to reserve meeting rooms on the first floor and the courtyard for events is currently ongoing. “Because [Founder’s Hall] is new, everyone wants to see it and everyone wants to hold their events back there,” Villarreal said. “We’ve already gotten certain requests, which is understandable.”

Students utilize the prayer room in Founder’s Hall. Brother Cletus Behlmann donated artwork to compliment the room, including a stained glass window. Photo by Analicia Perez



Baby got Pack

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Hiding that thunderous grumble coming from your tummy during lecture is not fun. Keep a healthy snack with you to munch on between classes..

Back-to-school backpack essentials that will make the semester possible.

Watch out for the ravenous swarms of squirrels here on campus. A couple of almonds just might save your life!

By Stephen Guzman Features Editor Let’s face it, starting a new semester is not easy, especially if you’re a freshman or transfer student. Keeping up with competitive classmates, making sure you’re on top of your studies and taking part in any extracurricular activities can all be very stressful loads to manage. However, there are a few essential items which may just help you be on top of your game this semester.

It’s always important to stay hydrated, especially during the current three-month drought and 100 degree weather.

Be prepared to look ultra hip while unexpectedly waiting in long lines by carrying the current issue of The Rattler in your backpack.

The cutie in your philosophy class is coming towards you, does your breathe smell?

Organization is key to staying on top of your studies, so write EVERYTHING down in your planner, even if it is the schedule of your favorite TV show.

You’ll realize the importance of keeping a USB around, especially when you have four papers due and you no printer.

Graphic / Illustration by Analicia Perez

Café focuses on going green, healthier eating

By Stephen Guzman Features Editor

The Diamondback Café is starting fresh this semester by providing healthier alternatives and encouraging environmentally friendly habits. According to John Finerghty, director of campus dining services, there will be a number of changes this semester in the Diamondback Café. In line with the ongoing “green” movement on campus, “our biggest push is to get plastic cups and silverware out to students eating in house,” says Finerghty. Halfway through the spring 2009

semester, café management began providing reusable plates and silverware as an alternative to disposable dishware. Though this environmentally friendly idea was pushed by café staff and Student Government Association members, it did not do well overall. “We lost a lot of plates and silverware, which was expected,” said Finerghty. This semester, however, the café is hoping that with the beginning of a new semester, students will pick up environmentally conscious habits. Along with an increase in reusable cups and silverware, the Café will be going completely tray-less this semester as well. This means that there will be no option of using

trays while eating in house at the café. This may be a tough transition for faculty and staff “tray lovers,” says Finerghty. Additionally, a new energy efficient dishwashing machine in the kitchen will conserve a greater amount of water than previous years. Students will be glad to hear that there will be a number of healthy changes to the Diamondback Café this semester as well. Café administration is focusing on “healthy eating and providing healthier alternatives for students,” says Finerghty. A “healthy option of the day” at each food station will make it much easier for faculty and students to make choices beneficial to their health. In addition, menu items will

begin displaying nutritional facts below item names. As a side note, there are some things which will remain the same this semester for the Diamondback Cafe. “Prices and hours will remain the same for now,” says Finerghty. According to Finerghty, menu items are subject to change at any time, because “students dictate menus.” So what is in the future for the Diamondback Café? Currently in the works are meetings involving additional healthy food stations and possibly even a pizza delivery on campus.



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Faculty, staff and students participating in Continuing the Heritage gather for a group photo at Pecan Grove on Jan. 24. Photo by Analicia Perez

By Jaime Perez Senior Staff Writer With a new semester on the horizon, the Service Learning Center and Marianist Leadership Program have been focused on one thing: Continuing the Heritage. Continuing the Heritage is a service tradition held at the beginning of every semester in which students, staff and alumni volunteer with non-profit and charitable organizations. The event, to be held on Aug. 22, will organize participating members to volunteer at various organizations and agencies. Current volunteer sites include The Children’s Shelter, City of San Antonio Housing and Neighborhood Services and the Children’s Association for Maximum Potential. Associate Director Rebecca Rutledge says this year’s participation and service goals will make volunteers conscious about their role in the community. “We want to engage people. We want to get people to actively participate in the Marianists tradition of service and to get people to recognize that [St. Mary’s is] apart of the community,” said Rutledge. “Our goal is to have at least 350 volunteers and 1500 service hours.”

According to Rutledge, the university surpassed their goal by having 372 volunteers who completed 1554 service hours. With this semester’s Continuing the Heritage, Rutledge hopes to achieve a similar result. To participate in the event, students and faculty must register online or at an information table in the University Center on Aug. 15. “If we advertise enough and get enough support we should be able to make a big impact with the staff, students, and alumni,” said Rutledge. Sister Gretchen Trautman believes that Continuing the Heritage is a great way to practice the Marianist and St. Mary’s tradition of service. “St. Mary’s prides itself on being a school with a conscious and in that sense rendering action for the greater surrounding community,” said Trautman. “It’s much more than just raking. People have a connection and gain a great warmth from it. Other upcoming Service Learning Center opportunities: All Hall Service Day Project Sept. 9 All Y’all Service Day Oct. 7 Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Day

Br. Brian Halderman, Patricia Terrazas and Elizabeth Paz carry the St. Mary’s banner at the Jan.19 Martin Luther King March . Photo by Analicia Perez

Making the most of it

By Sarah Mills, Christine Le, Ari Rivera and Stephen Guzman Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, News Editor and Features Editor

The first few weeks of school can easily become a chaotic blur for freshmen and returning students alike. From trying to make friends to contemplating the fate of picking a major, being the average student is hard. Mix in internships, community service and dreams of studying abroad and it is enough to drive a student to the Student Health Center with a splitting headache. To make the first weeks a little bit easier for those new to this, The Rattler offers a simplified version of the pile of pamphlets you received at orientation:

The men’s baseball team recently welcomed eleven new signees to the team. Photo by Robin Johnson


Just like any other institution, there are a number of rules and regulations students must follow at St. Mary’s University. For instance, if rooming in the residence halls, friends and family are only allowed during visitation hours, which for Sunday through Thursday are 10 a.m. to midnight and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Planning to have a party? Keep in mind the consumption of alcohol is only allowed on the campus’ 21 and up residence hall, Chaminade Hall. University policy also emphasizes the importance of following all driving regulations on campus. “Whether you’re faculty, staff, student, evening student or law student…you need to get a permit,” Chief of Police Paul Glowacki said. Faculty, resident students and commuters each receive separate permits. In addition, it is important to park in the assigned parking area. With seven allotted parking areas for commuters and eight for residents, there is more than enough parking. One new addition to campus policy has been made. New state law requires that all freshman and transfer students living in residence halls receive their

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and be proactive in letting their RAs know about any problems or issues they are faced with, whether it is a roommate situation or a problem with plumbing. “Students should let us know about any trouble they’re having, even if it seems trivial,” said graduate student political science major and Outback RA San Juanita Moncada. “They should get to know their RAs and Hall Director, we’re here to help.”


The first couple of weeks in a foreign environment can be lonely for new students. An easy way to ease the homesick-blues is to find a family on campus through a Registered Student Organization (RSO). Wether it be in one of the 13 greek organizations or an academic one, joining a club is an instant way to meet other students with shared interests. Students can also create a new organization or attempt to collaborate with an existing club to make the recognition process easier. Feel free to visit the RSO office located on the second floor of the University Center for inquiries. Joining an organization can offer more than just friendship. There are many opportunities to grow, wether it is by expanding leadership experience or by helping one learn more about themselves. The Service Learning Center and University Ministry are staffed by professionals who are looking to engage students in community service work and Marianist Traditions. Some upcoming events include Continuing the Heritage (Aug. 22) and The New Student Retreat (Aug. 28). Almost all of the work done within these two departments involves getting involved with the surrounding community and is centered around the Marianist values of service and faith.


Members of the ROTC color guard participated in a ceremony at the Barrett Memorial Tower on Veteran’s Day. Photo by Robin Johnson Meningitis vaccine. Residents who do not receive their vaccine before Oct. 30 will not be allowed to live in the residence halls during the spring 2010 semester.


Enrolling in college, produces many new responsibilities – ones that will have to be handled without the help of a guiding parent. Independence begins right when you set your alarm, so that you can make it to class on time. Also, keep track of your café balance so that at the end of the year you won’t have to bum off a more responsible friend. Keeping tabs on a student account balance is an even bigger responsibility. While checking it on Gateway and keeping track of e-mails may help, the occasional trip to the basement of St. Louis Hall to visit the school’s business office may be helpful. Payment plans, payments, bookstore accounts and account balance inquires can be managed there. Oftentimes if the issues cannot be settled there, you will be directed across Camino Santa Maria Street to the financial aid office. Large responsibilities do not end there. Students living on campus are encouraged to be responsible

From traveling overseas to visiting the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) on the third floor of the Louis J. Blume Library, there is a plethora of opportunities to enhance a student’s education and career. Supplements to lectures and labs include participating in internships, study abroad programs, and tutoring sessions. For Shelly Underwood, Assistant Director at the Career Services and Service Learning Center, an internship can be a substantial asset for students. “Internships provide the opportunity to get exposure and hands-on experience from their field of interest,” said Underwood. “They help you understand what it is you’d want to do or even what you wouldn’t want to do. Either way, students gain critical skills relevant to an industry or to a particular job function.” At the LAC, qualified tutors are available to those who want to better understand their courses. A comprehensive writing center, preparation materials for graduate school exams, peer-led workshops, tutoring and resources are readily accessible at no charge. Exciting international education opportunities are also available. By attending semester-long or summer programs around the world, students are able to gain new perspectives, attain valuable skills and gain an appreciation for and an understanding of other cultures. Wether it be an internship, a tutoring session or an education program overseas, students can be confident that their experiences will expand their network, knowledge base and résumé.

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Message from the President

Welcome Students Welcome to St. Mary’s University! Whether you are just beginning your college career or returning to continue your academic pursuits, these promise to be among the most exciting years of your life. Earning a degree requires a significant investment of personal effort from you. Our commitment is to help you succeed while you are here so that when you graduate from St. Mary’s, you are superbly prepared to pursue graduate or professional school, or a career that you are passionate about and that matches and maximizes your talents. I encourage you to take advantage of all that University life offers: test yourself by taking the difficult classes, engage faculty and your peers in challenging discussions, participate in student organizations and programs, and meet the diverse students who make up our campus community – many of them will become life-long friends. More than 40 years later, my closest friends today I met when I was a student at St. Mary’s. Students who become fully involved in campus life are undoubtedly well equipped to succeed and flourish while in school and after graduation. We hear time and again that employers are seeking candidates who are well-rounded, and with the ability to adapt to new situations. We all are partners in your success. Our faculty and staff care about your welfare and will work with you to ensure you reach your goal of earning a St. Mary’s degree on time. We will also strive to give you the skills you need to be successful, encourage you to reach your fullest potential, and inspire your passion to make a positive difference in the world. I look forward to seeing you around campus and on Facebook ( Cordially,

Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D. President

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Dramatists undergo dramatic planning efforts By Stephanie Sanders and Jaime Perez

Entertainment Editor and Senior Staff Writer Home to the Reinbolt Hall basement, the Drama Department has been cooking up some fresh and thrilling ideas behind the curtain for the students, faculty and staff this school year. With more than just play productions under its sleeve, the department has designed a year of stimulating workshops, exhilarating productions and an all-theater trip to London. With early planning already in the works, the Drama Department foresees an eight-day excursion at the end of the spring semester that will involve visits to theater museums, meet-and-greets with actors and English workshops, just to name a few. Moving to the beat of their own drum, the department actively encourages the campus community to participate. Opportunities to get involved are always available to anyone and there is no commitment to act in a play or change a major. “We found more interest in the drama department, so we opened our program to provide more opportunity,” said professor Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, Director

of Theater. To better prepare for a week-long London extravaganza, the fall semester is being utilized for preparation and practice. Displaying different genres and providing a variety for audiences are the main focuses of this semester. “We are doing a performance arts piece that is senseoriented. It will express our relationship with our neighbors. There will be three shows utilizing multimedia,” said Brady. The faculty seeks out talented guests to instruct classes targeting students’ acting capabilities as well as personalities. Brady said, “We will have Wednesday workshops that explore acting techniques and let people have fun.” Auditions for the first play of the semester, Isle of Dogs, will be held Sept. 1 and 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Reinbolt Theater, followed by the first workshop on Sept. 16. A general drama meeting will take place on Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Reinbolt for those interested in acting, doing stage work or simply have a love for the arts. Further details on the London trip will be provided on this date.

Sophomore international relations major, then freshman, David Pfiefer plays the role of Henry alongside colleague Daniella Garcia playing the role of Jill in last years production of The Fox. Photo by Analicia Perez

Hit summer movies: send them packing or see it? Harry Potter lost magic for book enthusiasts

Realistic indie gem surpasses potential

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Away We Go

Funny People




By Stephen Guzman

By Robin Johnson

By Sarah Mills

Features Editor

Staff Photographer


Mainstream critics claim that the new addition to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is the best one yet. Unfortunately for fans of the series, this new film adaptation has lost its magic. With an extended postponement for the movie premiere, book enthusiasts were disappointed to see that the film excluded many key elements from the story. In order to cater to mainstream audiences, one of the darkest books of the series was transformed into nothing more than a witty romantic comedy. Unnecessary and often confusing plot changes left Potter fans wanting more. Unfortunately, many fans who have not read the books will be disappointed with the plot development as well, which seems to act as a transition between the previous film and the next. However, there are still many positive aspects about the film. The acting is superb, particularly by protagonist Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe, along with his many young cast members properly display just how much they have grown as actors throughout the series. The outstanding visual effects will keep you attentive and on the edge of your seat through the entire film as well. In short, Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince was an enjoyable movie aesthetically, but lacked in true substance.

This summer’s Away We Go brings together two noted and successful sitcom actors John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph. Although Rudolph’s slap-stick routines on Saturday Night Live differ from the more family-based comedy found with Kransinski on The Office, writers Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida and director Sam Mendes create a plot and atmosphere that allows the chemistry between Krasinski and Rudolph to take hold of the film. Away We Go follows the simple life of an expectant couple trekking to find a new home across the states, harboring many comedic situations that features cameos such as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeff Daniels. However, it is the more serious and intimate scenes that show its strength to bypass the romantic comedy feel and reach its potential as an independent film. The notoriety of Kranskinski and Rudolph does not overtake or shadow the writing or direction of Away We Go. The film showcases their flexibility from television to film actors in creating a couple that is both believable and relatable. Away We Go has the loveable and laughable aspects of a romantic comedy but its all around production proves that the film gives the audience more than the typical ingredients of such and provides a different impression of relationships, family, and love.

For anyone who has ever thought the person they were dating was “the one,” 500 Days of Summer is a must see. The film promises that “This is not a love story” and does well sticking to its word. Rather, 500 Days is a story about love and how it transforms through stages of a relationship. The film begins with Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) desperately trying to hook Summer (Zooey Deschanel), the girl of his dreams. The plot then jumps back in forth through their relationship allowing the audience to compare side-byside love’s ability to make and break a person. Different perspectives of love are seen right from the beginning when Tom falls hard for Summer and spends the entire relationship thinking she’s “the one.” Summer, who initially didn’t believe in love, also falls hard, but swings back and forth on wether she wants to be with Tom or not. While the depressing parts of the relationship are enough to make anyone who has been in love reminisce at the very least, the whimsical days that Summer and Tom spent in love provide witty humor. Perhaps the most captivating part of the film is how the relationship is viewed unexpectedly from Tom’s perspective. Tom’s emotions are toyed with throughout the entire relationship, however at the end of the relationship he emerges more confident and stable, making love worth it.

Dir. by David Yates Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Helena Bonham Carter

Dir. by Sam Mendes Starring John Krasinski, , Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Daniels and Allison Janney

Summer offers new perspectives of true love, relationships Dir. by Marc Webb Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel and Geoffrey Arend.

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Fight or Fail?

How to overcome the dreaded freshmen fifteen.

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Intramural Sports available at St. Mary’s For more information on how to sign up visit . Fall Sports: •Men’s Basketball •Women’s Basketball •Co–Rec Basketball •Table Tennis •Tennis •Sand Volleyball •Women’s Volleyball •Co–Rec Soccer •Co–Rec Volleyball •Men's Soccer

Rattler Athletics Schedule Men’s Soccer: Aug. 28 @ Fort Lewis (Durango, Colo.) 4:40 p.m. Aug. 30 @ Mesa State (Grand Junction, Colo.) 1 p.m.,

Graphic / Illustration by Jaime Perez

By Denice Hernandez Copy Editor Bad news for all those in denial — the “freshman fifteen” is not just a college myth. Several studies have found that fifteen is the average number of pounds students gain during their first year of college – but sometimes it is even more. Dr. Sandra Vasquez, director of the Student Health Center, said the freshman fifteen is in fact a common phenomenon and their are many reasons behind the bulging waistlines. “Students with limited time tend to make hasty choices when visiting the cafeteria,” Vasquez said. “Also, students gather socially around food and the longer they hang out at eateries, the more they eat.” Vasquez also said alcohol consumption is a contributing factor in weight gain. Incoming freshman will soon learn that college can and will be stressful at times, however, there is no need to rely on food to keep nerves at bay. “There are other ways to manage stress that don’t require putting food in our mouths,”

Vasquez said, “these would include exercising, deep breathing or meditating to name a few.” Even with a busy schedule, students need to make time for healthy snacks to maintain energy and keep their metabolism going. Going too long without eating increases the chances of overeating once one finally sits down for a meal. Additionally, it is advised that breakfast is always eaten. Research has found that skipping breakfast is associated with difficult weight control. Eating breakfast can help one stay on track the rest of the day, which can be helpful — especially during a four-hour biology lab or a late night run. Just remember to keep it light and simple, greasy bacon or biscuits soaked in gravy can create an upset stomach and add a large amount of calories from fat. There is no need to be deprived of delicious, not-so-healthy foods though, as long as portion control is maintained to avoid over-indulgence. “Remember though, that eating too much of a good thing can also cause you to gain weight, so don’t eat the entire pack of granola bars,” Vasquez said.

When making meal selections choose grilled over fried, or choose fruits and yogurts for snacks instead of chips or candies. Nothing else open in the café except Grill Works? Make a suitable meal by ordering a grilled chicken sandwich sans cheese, pair it with some baked chips, and a yogurt for a filling desert. In order to keep track of any changes in weight, students should weigh themselves throughout the year so action can be taken early, said Vasquez. “Waiting until the end of freshman year to see that you’ve gained fifteen pounds is too late, so keep an eye out for this.” Interested in signing up for a fitness class? The following will be offered for the fall semester: Mon. and Wed. Cardio-Sculpt: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Zumba (Latin core): Noon – 1 p.m. Yogalates: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tue. and Thur. Cardio: 10-11 a.m. Contact campus recreation at (210) 431-2097 for more information.

Women’s Soccer: Aug. 30 @Midwestern State (Wichita Falls, Texas) 7 p.m. Aug. 30 @Abilene Christian (Abilene, Texas) 1 p.m. Volleyball: Aug. 2 @ Bill Greehey Arena vs. Central Oklahoma 7 p.m. Aug. 28 @ Bill Greehey Arena vs. Millersville 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 @ Bill Greehey Arena vs. Florida Southern 7 p.m. Aug. 29 @ Bill Greehey Arena vs. Metro Station (Colo.) 2:30 p.m.

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Campus Map Legend

By Sarah Mills Editor-in-Chief

1. St... Louis Hall 2. Reinbolt Hall Assumption Chapel 3. Chaminade Tower 4. Subway and Java City 5. Center for Life Directions 6. Charles Francis Hall 7. Chaminade Hall 8. Garni Science Hall 9. Pecan Grove 10. University Center 11. Treadaway Hall, Guadalupe Chapel, Recital Hall

Finding your way around on campus may seem like an easy feat, but once your tall latte wears off so may your sense of direction. Never fear frenzied newcomers, we thought it would be nice to make a small map of campus in case you find yourself hopelessly circling Pecan Grove (which is located in front of Treadaway).

Largest amount of sweaty people found here. There is also an indoor swimming pool and gym equipment to burn off those not-so-lovely love handles.



Check out art professor Brian St. John’s exhibit “Fresh From Vermont” on the first floor through Aug. 28.




Rumor has it that this place is haunted. Find a friend rooming in Treadaway and break out the Wigi board.





Wander to the second floor of the UC and find dedicated students working in organizations they love and a great sun room.

12. Moody Life Sciences Center 13. Richter Math- Engineering Center 14. Louis J. Blume Library 15. Ernest A. Raba Law Building 16. Sarita Kenedy East Law Library 17. Albert B. Alkek Business Building 18. Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena 19. Student Health Center 20. Financial Assistance



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The Quad


Barrett Memorial Bell Tower




Don’t forget: Every Friday the greek organizations gather here.

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8 Marianist Cemetery

1 Camino Santa Maria


Graphic / Illustration by Erica Leal

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