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Free Swim

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Early Voting: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., University Center Palo Duro Lounge. For information contact Travis Boren at 817-272-0556 or scpres@uta.edu.

HUB Super Bowl II: 9-11 a.m., UC Bluebonnet Ballroom. Free. For information, contact Jean Carlton at 817-272-2140 or carlton@uta.edu. Art Exhibition — “Steve Brudniak and Cameron Schoepp”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@uta.edu.

Carter Blood Drive: 10 a.m.3:30 p.m., Central Library and UC malls. No appointment necessary. Free. For information, contact Allison Bailey or PK Kelly at 817-2722963 or allison.bailey@mavs. uta.edu. Elections Exhibit: All day, Central Library first floor. Free. For information, contact Eric Frierson at 817-272-7517 or frierson@uta.edu. Selling Me to Employers Workshop: 9 a.m.-noon, 216 Davis Hall. Free. For information, contact Career Services at 817-272-2932 or careers@uta.edu. UTA Science Week — Dean’s

Forum: noon-1 p.m., 119 Life Science Building. Free food and refreshments. For information, contact Marjana Sarker at marjana.sarker@ mavs.uta.edu.

Black History Month Committee: noon- 1p.m., B150 UC Pecos Lounge. For information, contact 817272-2099 or multicultural_ affairs@uta.edu.

Maversity Workshop: 12:301:30 p.m., UC Concho Room. Free. For information, contact Multicultural Affairs at 817272-2099 or multicultural_ affairs@uta.edu.

Career Exploration Sessions: 12-12:30 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. Free. For information, call Counseling Services at 817272-3671.

GIS Workshop — Predict 2008 Voting Patterns Across Neighborhoods in Texas: 3-5 p.m., B20 Central Library. Free. For information, contact Joshua Been at 817-272-5816 or been@uta.edu. Deadline to Submit Photos to the Study Abroad Photo Contest: 5 p.m., Office of International Education. Free. For information, contact Courtney Bauman at 817-2721120 or studyabroad@uta.edu.

Walk-In Resume Critiques: noon-1 p.m., Science and Engineering Library. Free. For information, contact Career Services at 817-272-2932 or careers@uta.edu.

Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817-272-3661 or log on to www.theshorthorn.com/calendar

THE SHORTHORN

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“We got rid of karaoke. It ended up being ‘scare-e-oke.’ ”

Study Abroad hosts one of its last info sessions today A Study Abroad information session starts at noon today in the University Center Blanco Room. In the three sessions left this semester, students can learn about available programs and decide which one best suits personal and academic goals. Locations, procedures, financial aid and scheduling information will be provided. A table by Starbucks in the UC offers drop-in advising from 1:30-3 p.m. The deadline for summer, fall and academic year programs is March 10. For information, visit the office at the Swift Center on UTA Boulevard.

Brian Joyce, Student Activities assistant director, on Thursday’s Halloween Casino Night See Page 3

FIVE-DAY FORECAST

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— Alanna Quillen

Sunny • High 76°F • Low 54°F

Levitt Pavilion hosts last concert series this week

Thursday Sunny • High 78°F • Low 59°F

Friday Mostly sunny • High 79°F • Low 58°F

Saturday Mostly sunny • High 79°F • Low 60°F

Sunday Mostly sunny • High 77°F • Low 58°F — National Weather Service at www.weather.gov

POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

A staff member reported a university painting missing Monday at Texas Hall. A student reported her cell phone lost Thursday. A driver was found driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop Monday at 900 Pecan St. A student reported a broken windshield Monday in Trinity House Lot. A minor accident occurred Monday at 300 Davis St. A staff member reported a lost university key Thursday.

The Shorthorn: Michael Rettig

Sociology graduate student Thomas Deak stands by the Central Library around lunchtime and waves to people that pass by. Deak began his efforts to spread politeness a few weeks ago after noticing that most people around campus don’t speak or say hi to each other.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Graduate student takes time out of his day to share smiles BY MARK BAUER Contributor to The Shorthorn

Amidst the rhythmic patter of shoes striking the pavement on the Central Library mall, Thomas Deak’s voice pierces the otherwise solemn morning with a cheerful greeting. “Good morning, great to see ya!” he says to passers-by. “Hello, good to see you again,” he tells another. “Hello, Mr. Hello!” someone shouts back. Students walking by the Central Library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. have experienced Deak’s waves, smiles and salutations. Some students return a smile and a nod with a curious glance, while some ignore him altogether. Other students offer a hand or a hug before he manages to greet them. The sociology graduate student has been at his usual spot since early October. A few weeks ago, he decided the campus was missing politeness. “I was walking around, and it

occurred to me nobody was saying ‘Hi’ to each other,” he said. “We’re all so hurried, we don’t allow time to be polite to one another.” That’s when Deak decided to take matters into his own hands, literally, by waving and practicing what he calls “disobedient politeness,” being polite when it isn’t required. Rumors concerning Deak’s purpose have spread among interested students. Biology sophomore Stephanie Joseph stopped to ask if he was part of a Christian organization. Deak told her he is independent and unaffiliated with any organization. Not all responses have been positive. Deak said a female student asked what he was doing there and called his exploits “creepy.” Computer science freshman Sean Pierce doesn’t think Deak contributes to overall campus happiness. “I don’t think he’s succeeding. I

think he might get tired soon,” Pierce said. “I’ve offered him chicken sandwiches, apples and all types of sustenance.” Deak, who has been offered coffee, pound cake, brownies and bagels, said that while he is grateful for the gestures, the overall positive response makes him happy alone. Ultimately, he would like others to join him, passing the politeness along. “I invite people, however they want, to participate,” he said. “Even if I’m not here, they could come here and wave — that’d be great.” As Deak’s afternoon session ends, film and video sophomore Eric Marsh walks up, puts down his bag and stands beside Deak. “Hello,” they say to a random student walking by, echoing one another, and then together they wave. MARK BAUER news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

This week concludes the Levitt Pavillion’s 2008 concert calendar with a Latin-influenced band and a Halloween bash. CANTA Rhythm & Brass performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. They describe themselves as a blend of regional Latin, rock, blues, pop, big band and jazz. “I think it’s a band the students would enjoy because it’s a modern Latino sound,” said Cathy O’Neal, Levitt Pavilion communications coordinator. “The band is a dynamic group with an interesting blend of music.” The band’s newest CD, Don’t Stop Believin’ debuts Thursday night. O’Neal said the audience will be the first to hear the songs and will be able to buy the album. Emerald City plays Halloween night at 7. The cover band has been voted Dallas’ Best Band by The Dallas Morning News readers, played at the White House twice, and played with acts like Michael McDonald and Willie Nelson. Before the concert, there will be a costume contest for funniest, scariest and most creative costumes. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. There will be candy for kids throughout the night. All Levitt Pavilion performances are free. — Jason Boyd

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EXCEL hosts a casino night, offers Nintendo Wii prize By Dustin Dangli Contributor to The Shorthorn

One gambler will walk away with more than cash at Halloween Casino Night. The event â&#x20AC;&#x201D; comprising gambling, music and a costume contest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom, and one student will go home with a Nintendo Wii. As soon as students walk into the room, they will receive a bag of 20 free game chips for the night. Students can expect games like Texas Holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Em, blackjack, roulette and bingo. Volunteers and staff will run the games, EXCEL president Anne Brough said. The gambling ends around 11 p.m., when players can trade in their chips for tickets, she said. Students then place their tickets into raffles for prizes. Other prizes this year include an iPod shuffle and a choice among 20 prize packs. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prizes are better than those in 2007, said Aaron Resendez, EXCEL special events director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone has their own strategy for the prizes,â&#x20AC;? said Brian Joyce, Student Activities assistant director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen some people put all their tickets into one prize, and some people put a ticket into each one.â&#x20AC;? While gambling is a major feature of the night, Joyce said the event has something for everyone.

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Information systems senior John Taylor, center, rolls the dice during a game of craps at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halloween Casino Night. Halloween Casino Night is at 8 p.m. Thursday at the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have The night will when anD a DJ.â&#x20AC;? include a cosKeeping with the tume contest and where Halloween theme, the winner will When: 8 p.m. candy will be served, receive an undeThursday but the committee cided prize. planned other refreshTo attract Where: University ments like pretzels, more students, Center Bluebonnet water and lemonade. the event has unBallroom â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of it is adverdergone changes tising a healthy lifefor this year. style,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got rid of karaoke. It ended up being we think about all the candy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;scare-e-oke,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Joyce said. and junk weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve served â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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dren. BFRs can affect hormonal functions critical for normal development, and PVC can harm the immune and reproductive systems, according to the project. Wiese said the group offered three solutions for those with analog TV. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep it. Obviously thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1, if you can get the converter box.â&#x20AC;? He said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then the second choice would be to donate it either to Goodwill or one of your friends.â&#x20AC;? Wiese said the last choice should be to recycle it. The project says Sony, Dell, LG Electronics and Samsung all offer recycling and so do the recycling companies Intechra and HOBI International. Wiese said the Web site Earth911. com will tell users where they can recycle their television. Architecture graduate student Andrew Moon said he wanted the project to focus on educating the public about their options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think in a broader sense this makes you aware of everything you use down to like a toaster,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all need to be careful about where things end up and not just blindly throw it away and think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going somewhere else because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eventually going to affect us.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;˘ The switch will open parts of the broadcast spectrum to public safety communications like police, fire departments, and rescue squads. The government will auction the remaining broadcast spectrum to companies, that will then be able to offer consumers wireless services. â&#x20AC;˘ Anyone with cable or satellite subscriptions on their analog TV will not be affected by the cut-off date. DVD players, VHS players and game systems will still work on analog TVs. â&#x20AC;˘ The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is conducting a program to provide American homes with a converter box, which will convert digital signals to analog called the Digital-toAnalog Converter Box Coupon Program. â&#x20AC;˘ The program began accepting applications for coupons in January 2008 and allows for two $40 coupons per household to be issued. The coupons will expire 90 days from mailing and can be applied for at www.dtv2009. gov or 1-888-388-2009 or 1-877-530-2638. Source: www.dtv2009.gov â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Lutz

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ported with taxpayer funds, they must meet their responsibility to lend, and support the American people and the U.S. economy,” ryan told the annual meeting of the Securities industry and Financial Markets Association. “it is in a strengthened institution’s best financial interest to increase lending once it has received government funding.” Said Perino: “The way that banks make money is by lending money. And so, they have every incentive to move

said. Though there are limits on how much Washington can pressure banks, she noted that banks are regulated by the federal government. “They will be watching very closely, and they’re working with the banks,” she said. Anthony ryan, Treasury’s acting undersecretary for domestic finance, made the same point in a speech in New York before financial executives. “As these banks and institutions are reinforced and sup-

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forward and start using this money.” There has been some evidence of easier lending, Perino said. But it’s not enough to calm stock markets or help small businesses that depend on a free flow of credit, not just to expand but to maintain operations through making payroll or financing inventories. The government is making efforts on several fronts to thaw the frozen credit markets and combat the worst financial crisis to hit the country since

the 1930s. But so far, the efforts have shown little in the way of results. libor, the london interbank offered rate, a key goalpost for international lending, edged down only marginally on Monday and still remains at elevated levels. The Federal reserve began a program Monday to purchase the short-term debt of businesses, known as commercial paper. This market has been frozen since the collapse of lehman Brothers spooked credit markets last month.

Under the authority of the $700 billion financial bailout plan approved by Congress and signed by President Bush earlier this month, the administration also plans to dole out $250 billion to banks in return for partial ownership. The Treasury department, which is overseeing the massive capital injection program along with the rest of the bailout, will pour $125 billion into nine of the country’s largest banks this week. Another $125 billion will go to other banks.

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HerSHeY, Pa. — republican presidential candidate John McCain said Tuesday that republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska has “broken his trust with the people” and should resign now that he has been convicted in a federal corruption case. McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said Stevens should “step aside” but did not call for him to drop out of Tuesday’s race for re-election. Her comments to CNBC left unclear whether she thinks Stevens should remain in the Senate while he appeals the case against him. A jury on Monday found Stevens, 84, guilty on seven counts of trying to hide more than $250,000 in free home renovations and other gifts that he received from a wealthy oil contractor. He has asked his Senate colleagues as well as Alaska’s voters to stand by him as he appeals the convictions. Palin, who had supported Stevens during his long career in Alaska politics, told CNBC that Stevens should do “the right thing.” “Ted Stevens, you know, a sad day for Alaska yesterday when he was found guilty of seven felonies,” Palin said. “But — and now he needs to do the right thing, and the right thing is — as he’s proclaiming his innocence and proclaiming, too, that he will go through the appellate process, oK, then he needs to step aside and allow our state to elect someone who will be supportive of those ideals of America: the free enterprise, the missions that we’re on, to win the war, those things that have got to take place in order to progress this country. Ted Stevens has got to play a very statesmanlike role in this now.”

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Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska arrives at Federal Court in Washington, Monday. Stevens was convicted of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor.

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loNdoN — With iceland, Pakistan, Hungary and Ukraine already clamoring for mountains of cash aid, the $250 billion set aside by the international Monetary Fund to help struggling nations through the economic crisis is beginning to look puny. China and oil-rich Persian Gulf states should fund the bulk of a major boost in the iMF’s bailout pot, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister who has burnished his reputation by taking the lead on the financial meltdown, said Tuesday.

Those countries have the largest currency reserves and therefore should do the most, Brown said, without specifying how much more money should be added to the fund for helping nations whose banking systems and currencies are being battered. “We must act now. We must set up the fund as quickly as possible,” Brown told reporters before heading to Paris for further talks on the crisis with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. “i believe it is possible in a very short period of time to create an international fund

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that is strong enough to withstand these difficulties,” Brown said. “it is in every nation’s interest and in the interests of hard working families in our country and every country that financial contagion does not spread.” Chinese institutions held relatively little of the toxic subprime mortgage debt hobbling Western institutions and were thus largely unscathed by the collapse of the U.S. housing market. But as a major exporter it is exposed to slumping demand for its products abroad if the debt crisis causes a deep global recession.


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Wake Up on the Right Side of the Book OneBook holds seminar sessions to assist students dealing with loss By Jason Boyd The Shorthorn staff

Grieving a loss doesn’t always mean there has been a death, a OneBook event facilitator said. A new OneBook seminar called “Living with Loss” attempts to help students with any loss they’re working through. Counseling specialist IV Lori Leach will facilitate the sessions. Students will grieve and discuss share problems during four sessions spread throughout four weeks, the first at noon today in the University Center San Jacinto Room. The program selects One-

Book for freshman English classes and an accompanying conversation theme presented in a series. Dawn Remmers, Conversations and OneBook co-chair, said this year’s book deals with the loss of a father, husband, boyfriend, woman, son and a friend. “Some students may be reading the book and become touched by the losses,” Leach said. Remmers, who is also University Advising, Student Success and Testing Services director, said real life events can affect student success. “In working with first year

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that sort of education altogether, then you’re losing some precious part of human curiosity and ambitious drive.” Whittlesey said that since her appointment as ambassador, she has to be in contact with NASA and develop certain programs for educational events at the university. She hopes to become one of two selected students in the program to represent the United States and NASA at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy in Paris next year. The award’s criteria included coming up with different ideas to spread astronomy awareness to the public and demonstrate involvement.

students, I have seen how the loss of family and friends in their first year can be devastating to their academic success,” she said. Christopher Conway, OneBook program faculty co-chair, said the event complements the program. “The event ‘Living with Loss’ is very appropriate for the OneBook program because all of the protagonists in this year’s OneBook, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, are coping with loss and grief,” he said. He said the program would help students get over their mourning stage. “When you lose a person

close to you, you mourn be- said she hopes this broadens cause of the deep connection student perspectives. Leach said loss could come you feel to that person,” he said. “Getting help by talking to a from relationships, school and even work. counselor is one She said the first of the best ways to session would estabexplore that conwhen and lish where the students nection and cope where are in their grieving better.” process. From there, Adria Villarreal, When: noon today she will present posiCounseling Servictive coping skills and es assistant direcWhere: University Center San Jacinto answer questions that tor, said the center Room arise in the mourning has been looking process, like “When is for a way to offer a it OK to let go of that service like this. The main point of the semi- person?” The program is open to all nar is that, while loss is often associated with death, loss can students, not just freshmen. mean many things. Villarreal Conway said this year’s One-

Book selection was tailor-made to highlight issues of emotional wellness. “In the future, I hope to pursue further collaborations of this sort,” he said. “That’s what we want OneBook to be — a partner to any constituency on campus that wants to engage with our yearly book selection or conversation theme.” Leach said that if students would prefer to speak one-onone with a counselor instead of with a group, they could call 817-272-3671 or come by room 216 Davis Hall. Jason Boyd news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Physics chair James Horwitz said Whittlesey is a bright, enthusiastic and charismatic physics student and has been active in many extracurricular activities in the physics department. “With all the great progress we are making in astrophysics and space physics research as well as the improvements in the Planetarium, Phyllis’s achievement reinforces UTA’s position of excellence,” he said in an e-mail. Physics professor Ramon Lopez said he was thrilled when he found out about Whittlesey’s achievement and hopes she is selected to go to France. “It’s very prestigious, and she’s a great student that definitely deserves this award,” he said. “She’ll have to write us all postcards.” Bryan BastiBle news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

“If people just stop that sort of education altogether, then you’re losing some precious part of human curiosity and ambitious drive.” Phyllis whittlesey, physics senior

The Shorthorn: Michael Rettig

Physics senior Phyllis Whittlesey was selected for the NASA International Year of Astronomy Student Ambassadors Program. Whittlesey, is one of 52 students nationwide to receive the honor, plans to use the $2,000 award to educate students about astronomy.

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From left, Student Congress vice president Bess Alvarez, president Travis Boren and parliamentarian William Knisley resume policy discussions after a costume contest during their meeting Tuesday.

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probably wouldn’t even have to leave the area unless they wanted to.” Because the program has only recently been created, many details won’t be known until further research is done, nursing dean Elizabeth Poster said. “I will say we’re delighted to

be one of five schools of nursing in Texas to be offering the DNP,” she said. Mary Schira, graduate programs associate dean, will oversee the new program.

“If we’re going to add a new degree, it has to draw on strengths the university already has, and it has to serve an immediate need.” Donald Bobbitt,

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