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Nursing leads enrollment hike The spring census showed a spring 2010 enrollment of 28,826, 19.4% more than last spring. By ShelBy Weir The Shorthorn staff

For the first time in university history, spring 2010 enrollment numbers surpassed fall enrollment.

According to a university press release, Texas public higher education institutions reported that spring 2010 enrollment totaled 28,826 students — a 19.4 percent increase from last spring. The highest increase seen from all colleges at UTA is the College of Nursing, which is up 102 percent from spring 2009.

Officials submit 5% budget cut By John harden The Shorthorn senior staff

In a draft proposal to Gov. Rick Perry’s office, the university will commit to cutting more than 5 percent of its budget and using funds from tuition and the hiring freeze to offset the budget reduction. UTA will cut more than $8 million from its $166.6 million budget for the 2011 fiscal year. To offset the reductions, the

undergraduate program, she said. “We launched our online program in January with 37 students currently enrolled,” said Jean Ashwill, undergraduate student services assistant dean. “We plan to enroll a second class in June and one in September.” Ashwill said the College of Nursing plans to double its enrollment

by 2012. The college is able to continue these expansions because of a strong initiative in funding, Schira said. Although the undergraduate program is seeing the majority of the increase, the graduate program is seeing increase in enrollment as well, enrollment continues on page 3

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Hiring freeze and tuition are two outlets for the 5% budget cut proposed to the state.

“We want to meet the huge demand for registered nurses,” Nursing Associate Dean Mary Schira said. “Our overall goal is increased enrollment, and we’ve seen very nice growth.” Because of the influx of students, the college is diligently working on the continued expansion of the Smart Hospital and a new online

university will use revenue collected through the hiring freeze, energy efficiency savings, travel reductions and tuition. The university’s plan to offset the general revenue reductions with funds gathered by tuition may pose a serious risk to university operations, but nothing is certain, Development Vice President James Lewis said. “The numbers won’t be set in stone until we create the budget for the 2011 fiscal year, which doesn’t happen until May,” he said. “We fully commit in doing whatever we buDGet continues on page 3


UTA Police urge students to be cautious about leaving valuables in plain sight in cars.

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Three more portable navigation units were stolen from vehicles Tuesday, making a total of eight GPS thefts on campus in just over a week, according to UTA Police. Similar to some of the previous reported burglaries, all three vehicles from Tuesday’s reports were in the Arlington Hall parking lot at the time of the thefts. No other items were stolen. The culprit burglarizing vehicles is most likely an experienced criminal, Assistant Police Chief Rick Gomez said. An experienced criminal knows where police patrol cars are and can get in and out of a vehicle long before being noticed, he said. The pattern of thefts suggests that someone is out shopping for GPS units, he said.

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lot loCation Three GPS devices were reported stolen from cars in the Arlington Hall parking lot. Others were reported stolen from Lipscomb and Arlington hall lots last week.

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Senior guard Dwight Gentry II performs a layup Wednesday during the Mavericks’ 85-73 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Texas Hall. Gentry was 3-of-8 from the field with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists.

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• Today’s web cast, The Shorthorn After Dark, features interviews with softball players Cara Hulme and Teri Lyles, who were selected as Southland Conference Players of the Week. Get to know the players as they talk about what it’s like to be selected. • “Bodies ... The Exhibition,” the exhibit that allows visitors a rare and unique look at the human body, is in town through April. Peruse the online photo gallery linked to today’s Pulse story the online photo gallery linked to today’s Pulse to seetoif see it’s worth the gas. story if it’s worth the gas. • Men’s basketball topped .500 with a win over Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday night. Check out the Web site for photo highlights from the game.

By Joan KhalaF The Shorthorn senior staff

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magnetic resonance imaging technique allows viewers to see what transverse and sagittal body sections look like at “Bodies... TheExhibition” in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

Cameron Gray said he never expected to find his full name published next to multiple insults on the Internet. The business management junior and Sigma Chi fraternity member said he’s not going to let it affect him though, but thinks that the Web site it ended up on is sad.

UTA’s Greek Life community. The Web site has a UT Arlington forum in which anyone may post comments. However, Mardie Sorensen, Student Affairs assistant vice president, said the items users have posted are “extremely juvenile and appalling.” Users have divulged students’ and faculty’s full names with accusatory and degrading informaSIte continues on page 3

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Today Shadow a Student Leader Week: All Day Résumé Critiques: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. free. University Center Palo Duro Lounge. for information, contact the Career Services office at 817-272-2932 or art Exhibition in The Gallery at uTa: Robert Grame and Robert Hower: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free. The Gallery at UTA. for information contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or official Maverick Ring Sales: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. University Center. for information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 817-272-2594 or

Panel prompts education emphasis The African American Experience Panel told students about their college experiences. By Joan Khalaf The Shorthorn senior staff

Creativity Test: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. free. UTA/ fort Worth Center Santa fe Station. for information, contact Megan Topham at 817272-5988 or Speed Networking Workshop: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. free. University Center Red River and Concho Rooms. for information, contact the Career Services office at 817-272-2932 or Behavior Intervention Team overview: noon1 p.m. free, but registration preferred. University Center Carlisle Suite. for information, contact BiT at Lecture on Role and Future of Power Electronics in Energy Storage Systems: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. free. 100 nedderman Hall. for information, contact Babak fahimi at 817-272-2667 or TechnoScholar - Introduction to adobe Photoshop: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. free, but registration required. Digital Media Studio, Central Library Room B29. for information, contact the Central Library at 817-272-3000 Getting Involved on Campus: What Does it Take to Be A Leader?: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Student Congress chambers, University Center lower level. for information, contact Loretta Pequeno-Griffin at 817-272-9220 or Global Grounds International Coffee Hour: 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. free. University Center Palo Duro Lounge. for information, contact Lauren Cutcher at Biology department Colloquium Series: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. free. 124 Life Science Building. for information, contact Ben Allen at 817272-2872 or

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Emphasis on the value of education will help bring up low graduation rates and GPAs, Carter Bedford said at a panel focused on today’s struggles for black students. The Student Governance and Organizations associate director was one of five other panelists that weighed in Wednesday in the University Center Concho Room. The African American Experience Panel was part of UTA’s Black History Month festivities. Panelists like Damon Bryant, psychology visiting assistant professor, emphasized having mentors that have been there, done that, but could also relate to students at their level. “Maybe you’ve been a freshman or a sophomore and you have partied, and then you look at your GPA and realize you aren’t on the right track,” he said. “But you have the opportunity to rebound.” Bryant said he had struggled in school since third grade, when he became aware of his identity and the racism in the South during the early 1980s. “I pursued a Ph.D. to fight the myths,” he said. Panelist and broadcast senior Jessica Williams encouraged students to go to class and make

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Finance junior Ricky Irving, Jr. talks about getting involved on campus at The African American experience Panel on Wednesday afternoon in the University Center Concho Room.




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studying a priority. “Surround yourself with people that care about their education,” she said. Williams said she wanted to be part of the panel because she loves giving advice and encouraging others. “I think everyone in this room identified with at least one person on this panel,” she said. Bedford said he went into college expecting things to fall into place as they had in his high school years when he barely studied and still aced classes.

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“When I got to college, it was a total nosedive — ‘C’s across the board,” he said. “I even got a ‘C’ in weight lifting.” Bedford said school must be a priority before everything else. “You can’t be an 18-hour student with a full-time job and expect to have a 3.5 GPA,” he said. “You have to learn to be students first.” Accounting sophomore Willie Dennis said he connected with Bedford because he himself didn’t do so well as a freshman.

“I come to things like this as a reminder and motivator to keep going,” he said. “I’m here for a reason.” April Kinkead, English gradu ate teaching assistant, said she enjoyed hearing the range of opinions and experiences because the panel was filled with different age groups and statures. “I think people come into a big university like this and think that they’re here alone,” she said. “Seeing that these people have had similar experiences lets them know that they’re not drowning anymore.” Joan Khalaf


Memorial service to honor geography professor ences chair John Wickham was a A memorial service for Profescolleague of Reaser’s at the universor Emeritus Donald Reaser will sity for 20 years. be held today at 4 p.m. in the “Don used his expePlanetarium. A receprience in North Texas tion will follow in 303 geology to enrich genChemistry and Physics erations of students,” Building until 6 p.m. Wickham said. Reaser died Dec. Reaser contrib29, from complicauted to scholarships tions caused by a recent for many students and stroke. will continue to do so He began his nearly through donations 50 year association with made to the Donald UTA in 1961 when he donald Reaser, F. Reaser Scholarship, became an instructor. Even after officially Professor emeritus said Lori Norris, science special programs coorretiring six years ago, dinator. Reaser continued to Memorial donations can be teach graduate students at the university. As an expert on the sent to the scholarship at the UniCretaceous stratigraphy of North versity of Texas at Arlington, PO Texas, he would take students on Box 19047, Arlington, TX 76019. field trips to sites in Ellis County where he had done research. Earth and Environmental Sci— Justin Sharp

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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.

TuESday Suspicious Person UTA Police responded at 12:39 a.m. in regards to a student urinating in public at faculty Lot 12 on 400 UTA Blvd. The student was warned about the violation. The case was cleared. Burglary, Vehicle officers investigated at 10:14 a.m. the report of three vehicles that had been burglarized in the Arlington Hall parking lot. The case is active.

Suspicious Circumstances An officer was dispatched at 5:05 p.m. to investigate the use of marijuana by a student in the men’s restroom at the University Center on 300 first St. The student was given a disciplinary referral. The case was cleared. Warrant Service - Misdemeanor officers arrested a student at 9:55 p.m. at 700 Border Place for outstanding warrants out of Grand Prairie after being stopped for a traffic violation. The student was transported to Arlington Jail. The case was cleared by an arrest. WEdNESday

Harassment UTA Police responded at 3:54 p.m. to 700 Davis Drive in regards to a student and her boyfriend reporting they were being harassed by her ex-boyfriend — a student — through e-mail, Web site postings and a letter. A disciplinary referral was issued to the student. The case was cleared.

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Building Check A student was issued a disciplinary referral at 2:15 a.m. at 700 Greek Row Drive for returning to the fine Arts Building when asked to leave earlier that night. The student did not have access to the building after hours. The case was cleared.

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Architecture sophomore Samantha Doughty draws a model she built for class Wednesday night in the architecture building. Doughty had to make scaled models of building as well as draw them to the correct proportions.

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can to prevent any difficulties in university operations.” The university sent a cautionary note to the governor’s office stating that pulling an estimated $5.8 million from tuition could decrease the number of student support services and hurt faculty recruitment and retention. The increased student enrollment makes it difficult to perform budget cuts, Lewis said. With an increase of more than 60,000 semester credit hours during the fall and spring, the university will be in a tight spot, he said. “If we have to cut 5 percent, we’ll cut 5 percent,” Lewis said. “It’ll be difficult, but we’re still fully commit-


ted to providing students and faculty a top level education and facilities.” The $5.8 million that will be used to offset the 5 percent reduction is an estimate, he said. The UT System submitted an estimated $175 million budget cut to the state in accordance to the state’s call to reduce the system’s budget by 5 percent. Universities throughout the UT system will continue their commitment to maintain the high quality of education to students, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said in a press release. Other universities include UT-Austin, which will cut $26.6 million, UT-Dallas will cut $7.2 million, and UT-El Paso will cut $6.9 million from its budget. John harden

The 81st Texas Legislature also passed a strict law, H.B. 2003, that makes it a Class-A misdemeanor to continued from page 1 send communication that references identifying intion about sexuality, appearance and other gossip. formation belonging to a “It’s discrediting all person. “They say it’s anonygood things that the Greek community has worked mous,” she said. “But it’s on,” Sorensen said. “It’s not as anonymous as peodiscrediting the intelli- ple think.” College ACB’s release gence of the students. It’s worse than what they say also states that threatening, libelous or illegal in junior high.” Student Congress Presi- posts would be brought to the Webmasdent Kent Long ter’s attention. said what was A form on the said about him Web site and an on the site e-mail address wouldn’t afis provided for fect his qualthose who reity of work, but quest to delete thought the site a post. was getting out Juicy Camof control. pus representa“Here stutives said they dents comaren’t liable for plain that UTA items posted to doesn’t have a “Here students their Web site strong sense of complain that because they c o m m u n i t y,” didn’t edit conhe said. “Yet UTA doesn’t have tent, accordthey’re willing a strong sense ing to a 2008 to annihilate of community, case. Ware said each other over because Cola board online.” yet they’re willlege ACB edits The site re- ing to annihilate posts, and placed a simieach other over a therefore delar site, Juicy termines validCampus, early board online.” ity of content, it last year after Kent long claims responJuicy Campus sibility. said its site Student Congress President “Juicy Camcouldn’t fund pus had to deall the traffic coming in, according to fend lawsuits, and In a Col- tisers stopped using the legeACB press release, the site because they probably site is not meant to “pro- didn’t want their name voke salacious posts or associated with the site,” Ware said. “They blamed it personal attacks.” “The College ACB seeks on the recession.” College ACB didn’t reto give students a place to vent, rant, and talk to turn phone calls or e-mails college peers in an envi- for a comment at press ronment free from social time. A few posts from when constraints and about subthe site first started show jects that might otherwise be taboo,” the press release that some users asked for advice on academics. said. Gray discovered a comKeisha Ware, attorney for the students, said if stu- ment about himself on the dents post content on the site after his brother told Web site from school com- him about it. He said the puters, it can be tracked site could be used for good, through an IP Address. but it is instead being

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“If you have a GPS, don’t leave it in plain sight,” Gomez said in a previous story, “Put it in your trunk or take it with you.” The break-ins haven’t been limited to on-campus vehicles, Gomez said. Motor vehicle burglaries have been reported throughout other areas in Arlington as well. The common thread linking the burglaries is GPS units left in plain sight, he said. Criminals seeking specific items are constantly on the lookout for easy targets, police said. Cars with valuables out in the open are prime targets for thieves in the market for a quick payday. TomTom and Magellan GPS units sell for anywhere from $50 to $150 on Web sites

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abused. “I think it shows the character I have – the fact that I didn’t comment back,” he said of the post about him. “I took the high road. I let things roll off my shoulder, and it shows how much of a coward they really are.” Sociology assistant professor Jason Shelton said students probably use the Web site because anonymity isn’t part of the society they grew up in. “There are now these outlets to post things on the computer for everyone and their grandmother to read,” he said. “It’s up to your generation to figure out what the boundaries are, but there aren’t any.” Sorensen said she wishes the site could be blocked on the UTA server, but that it wouldn’t do much good because many students have their own computers at home. Sorensen said Greek Life staff is monitoring the Web site and is discussing ways to do damage control. She said the staff wants to be prepared and has an obligation to ensure students being talked about on the board get the proper resources. Gray said his fraternity would never stand for what’s being posted. “It probably hurts those people’s feelings that see that,” Gray said. “It shows you have no morals and it’s really not anything positive. The list of people that it disrespects is endless.” Joan Khalaf

like eBay. Navigation systems are highly sought after items, and when left on a car’s dashboard or windshield, they act as a beacon to criminals, Gomez said. According to university police, a criminal can break into a car and steal a dashboard navigation system in just seconds. Most of the burglarized vehicles on campus had shattered windows. Police patrol the entire campus, but the only sure way to prevent these types of breakins is for students and staff to take precautions themselves, Gomez said. Police ask for people parked on campus to hide their portable navigation devices every time they leave their vehicles. Police will be sending a crime alert bulletin through the university e-mail system. ChaSe WebSter

she said. “There is an increase in the knowledge and skills for nursing,” she said. “We are having already-registered nurses coming back to get their graduate degree.” Another college seeing an increase in enrollment is the College of Education and Health Professions. Since spring 2009, their enrollment is up more than 33 percent. “Over the past year, we’ve had more and more students coming to our programs,” said Jeanne Gerlach, Education and Health Professions dean. “We’re a nationally accredited college.” According to the press release, the college’s Ph.D. program, K-16 educational policy and leadership studies, is the only doctoral program of its kind in the nation. “We offer many different sections, and if we know they’re getting too full then we have ways to accommodate,” Gerlach said. “We always like to grow our numbers in the student population.” The College of Science also has seen an increase in enrollment of over 15 percent since spring 2009. “Preparation in the sciences and mathematics is critical within our technologically based society,” Science Dean Pamela Jansma said. “Students are recognizing that they can have productive and rewarding careers pursuing those fields.” Jansma said a number of extra sections were opened in general courses to accommodate the increase in students and to also plan ahead for increased demand during the summer. “The immediate response was to open additional sections in areas that saw the greatest surge of enrollments, such as biology,” she said. “Given trends for UTA and the nation during the past year, we anticipate the enrollment will continue to grow.” Some long-term goals in-

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Pickard Hall houses many nursing classes. The College of Nursing saw a 102% increase in enrollment from spring 2009.

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The Physical Education Building houses health professions classes. The College of Education and Health Professions enrollment is up 33% from last spring.

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The Chemistry and Physics Building is used for science education. The College of Science saw a 15 increase in enrollment compared to last spring.

clude increasing the number of faculty within the college and innovating methods to incorporate online instruction as demands on classrooms increase, she said. “The college is extremely pleased to bring excitement of the sciences and mathematics to more students and prepare even greater numbers of future leaders,” Jansma said. “We love what we study and think it’s wonderful that more students do as well.” Shelby Weir

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remember Check out on Friday for a video interview with men’s basketball senior guard Marquez Haynes. Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Mavericks cage Lions, 85-73

pitcher, hitter sweep weekly conference awards

The Mavericks limit the Southland Conference’s top 3-point shooting percentage team to 21 percent.

Tuesday’s sweep marks the third time in school history that two softball players have swept the awards.

By Clint Utley The Shorthorn sports editor

After the men’s basketball win over southeastern Louisiana, head coach scott Cross said he still wasn’t able to relax. “My blood pressure was still really high throughout the game,” he said. “the majority of the game, we had a 10-point lead. that does give you a little bit of wiggle room. It was one of our best allaround games of the season.” the Mavericks (14-10, 6-5 southland Conference) defeated the Lions (14-10, 6-5 sLC) 85-73 on Wednesday night in texas Hall. Four Mavericks reached double digits in scoring. senior guard Brandon Long had 12, senior guard Dwight Gentry II had 11, senior forward tommy Moffitt had 10 and senior guard Marquez Haynes registered 22 points. Moffitt was one rebound shy of a double-double. Haynes, who had been held to less than 20 points in each of the last two games, said the offensive distribution was an early focus for him. “If I get off the ball early and make them worry about the other players, then maybe it would be easier for me to score later,” he said. “teams are playing great defense on me.” Haynes said he wanted to make sure his teammates were threats to score early in the game and that it helped the team establish its offense. the Mavericks took a 39-25 lead into halftime over the Lions by shooting 45 percent from the floor and holding them to 38 percent shooting. Ut Arlington went 10-11, 91 percent, from the freethrow line in the first half. Gentry said the reason for the early offense in the first half was due to the effort from the other end of the floor. “our defense started that,” he said. “since everybody was playing defense real good, everybody was getting layups. Everybody got going early, attacking the basket.” Gentry said the team came out with an intensity that was lacking in the loss to Ut-san Antonio on saturday. “Coach just kept talking to us, he said ‘keep it on ’em, step on their necks, they’re gonna lay down in a minute,’” he said. “We just wanted to keep the pressure on them and never let them get comfortable.” the Mavericks improved their fieldgoal percentage in the second half by shooting 55 percent from the floor. the Lions, who are first in the sLC in 3-point field-goal percentage at 38 percent, was held to 21 percent from three-point range. Lions senior center patrick sullivan led the Lions with 21 points and eight rebounds. Cross praised sullivan’s ability on the floor. “sullivan’s the best post player in the league,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anybody that’s even close. He’s a guy that can probably play in the Big XII very easily.” the Lions’ attempt at a comeback late in the game was squashed by a break in their defense. they pressed the in-bounds play and Moffitt was able to pass out of it. Haynes was unguarded in the corner and finished with a two-handed dunk. “Easiest two I might’ve scored all year,” he said. Clint Utley

By Will Doan The Shorthorn staff

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Uta 85, slU 73 SLU Player FG-FGA REB Marks 2-3 2 Sullivan 8-13 8 Hutchin 3-7 0 Jones 4-13 6 Fortenberry 2-6 1 Johnson 0-0 1 Tibbs 0-2 3 Patterson 4-8 4 Ndoumba 0-0 1 Wong 1-4 0 Totals 24-56 33

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Top: Senior guard Marquez Haynes slams the ball off a fast break during the Mavericks’ win over the Lions on Wednesday at Texas Hall. Haynes contributed 22 points, four rebounds and six assists to the win. Above: Senior forward J.D. Davis fights with Lions center Patrick Sullivan for a loose ball Wednesday during the Mavericks’ victory.

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on tuesday, the southland Conference announced senior Cara Hulme and freshman teri Lyles as players of the week for softball. this is the third time UtA has swept the awards. Hulme was selected as Hitter of the Week and Lyles was named pitcher of the Week. “sweeping both is difficult,” head coach Debbie Hedrick said. “they both deserve it, but the honors are shared by the whole team.” this is the first time Hulme was selected as Hitter of the Week. she was previously selected three times as pitcher of the Week. “pretty excited,” Hulme said. “I didn’t get to hit that much last year.” Cara Hulme, senior A native of Van, texas; Hulme led the Mavs with six rBIs and two home runs this past weekend at the texas state tournament in san Marcos. In the game against New Mexico on Friday, Hulme hit a threerun home run in the top of the sixth inning to help the Mavs secure a comeback against the Lobos, 3-2. on saturday morning against Northern Illinois, Hulme hit a homerun in the first inning to help the Mavs defeat the Huskies, 5-4. Hulme’s batting averTeri Lyles, freshman age is second on the team at .313. she also pitched this weekend, going 2-1, with victories over Northern Illinois and texas state while losing to oklahoma state. Keller, texas native Lyles in her first collegiate weekend went 2-0. she pitched two complete games with a 1.50 ErA and held batters to a .204 batting average. she struck out seven players and recorded victories over New Mexico and Northern Illinois. “When coach told me I was like ‘really?’” she said. “I was surprised. I didn’t know they did that. But now I hope to get more now.” By the nUMBers In her first start, Lyles Hulme beat the Lobos Avg. AB H 2B 3B HR RBI in a 3-2 win. .313 15 5 1 0 2 6 she gave up two earned Lyles runs on seven Wins IP H R ERA BB SO 2 14 10 3 1.50 6 7 hits, walked two and struck out three. through the first six innings, she gave up only two runs. However, in the bottom of the seventh, she ran into trouble. Lyles put two on with only one out but struck out the last two batters to win the game. In her second start, Lyles beat the Huskies 5-4. she gave up one earned run on three hits, walking and striking out four. the last time two Ut Arlington players were selected as sLC players of the week for softball was April 28, 2008, when Katie Jones and then sophomore Hulme were selected. Will Doan

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Mavericks escape Lion’s den with 74-64 win senior guard Meghan Nelson had 28 points, and the Mavericks extended their three-game winning streak to four with a 74-64 win over southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday night in Hammond, La. the Mavericks have now won 11 out of their last 12 games against sLU and have a 16-4 all-time record versus the Lions. the Lions kept it close in the first half, but the Mavericks went into halftime with a 43-32 lead. the Mavs led by as many as 14 points with 15:13 left in the game. the Lions were able to cut the lead to six with 5:35 left, but the Mavericks were able to cruise to a onesided victory. Free-throw shooting was a big difference in the game as the Mavs went 18-19 from the free-throw line as

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opposed to the Lions, who shot 15-23 from the charity stripe. Nelson, who is the leading scorer in the southland Conference, has scored in double-figures in all of the Mavericks’ 24 games this year. she went a perfect 7-7 from the foul line and was just six points away from setting a new career high. A Maverick who was able to set a career high in points last night was freshman forward Veronica Mergerson, who came off the bench and had 13 points. the Mavs had their way against the No. 3 team in the sLC in scoring defense. the Mavericks shot 46.3

percent from the field and held the Lions to 37.1 percent. Junior guard tamara simmons had 10 points, and junior forward shalyn Martin had 13 points. saturday will be a big game for the Mavericks when the sLC East division-leader Central Arkansas will bring their 18-6 overall record to texas Hall. Head coach samantha Morrow said in order for her team to keep winning, they need to play with the same passion they’ve had on their four-game winning streak. “they have to play that aggressive and that inspired every game because we can’t just walk out there and beat people,” she said. “they’re fun to watch when they’re playing like that.”

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The ShorThorn

student life


Annual Pow Wow to be held Saturday

Candidate stops by local restaurant

The event will consist of costumes, food, crafts and a guest speaker.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison visited restaurant to encourage early voting.

by AlysiA R. bRooks The Shorthorn staff

Students and guests will celebrate tradition through food and dance at an all-day event on Saturday as the Native American Student Association celebrates the 15th Annual Pow Wow. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom, and proceeds will go to the NASA Scholarship fund. The Pow Wow is a gathering that celebrates various Native American customs, foods, crafts, and interactions between Native American and non-Native American cultures. The opening event will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Known as the gourd dance, it will include the Fallen Soldier ceremony, a performance by Dick Green and the Native American Warrior Society of Texas, and the Tiny Tots contest, when small children will dance in full costume. NASA president Jenny Blankenship said the Fallen Soldier dance performs every year has grown into a fullfledged ceremony to honor many Native American servicemen who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Event host Dennis Wahkinney said the Fallen Soldier ceremony is rooted in pre-19th century Native American villages. “The Fallen Soldier ceremony, within the ceremonial gourd dance, honors those who have been killed in battle,” he said. “The focus will be on those lost most recently, those

by MonicA s. nAgy And JohnAthAn silveR The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: File Photo

Choctaw members of the Yellow Hill Gourd Clan sing and pray at the spring 2009 pow wow in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom.

soldiers who were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” At least one living veteran will also be honored at the Pow Wow along with the fallen. “Pow Wows are about the connection of the past with the future and present,” Blankenship said. Guest speaker Roy Hawthorne, a Navajo Code talker during World War II, will speak of his experiences at 2 p.m. Saturday in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. Hawthorne was one of about 400 Native American Marines who used the code ,and less than 100 are still alive today. He was featured on KERA and the History Channel last year in the documentary “The Code Talker Project: Keeping the Code Alive.” A former educator and education administrator, Haw-

thorne is now a Baptist pastor in Arizona. “This is the one big event on campus for the DFW Indian community,” said Kenneth Roemer, English professor and NASA faculty advisor. A dinner break will follow the gourd dance event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the Grand Entry, led by the Native American Warrior Society of Texas Color Guard, will begin at 6 p.m. No hats or shorts are allowed in the dancing arena, but all drums are welcome. Food vendors will serve authentic Native American fare such as fry bread. Craft vendors include wood carvers, jewelers, authors and caricature artists. AlysiA R. bRooks

when And wheRe When: 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Where: University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom Admission: Free For more information, visit nasa_aises

Pow wow schedule 2 p.m.-5 p.m. - Opening event featuring the Fallen Soldier ceremony, Dick Green and the Native American Warrior Society of Texas and the Tiny Tots contest 5 p.m.-6 p.m. - Dinner break 6 p.m. - Grand entry led by the Native American Warrior Society of Texas Color Guard

“Pow Wows are about the connection of the past with the future and present.” Jenny blankenship

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On Campus Early Voting Site When: 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25 Where: University Center Palo Duro Lounge

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, held a meet-and-greet at J. in choosing who’s on the Gilligan’s Bar and Grill ballot in November if on Wednesday to pro- they don’t participate in the primaries, she said. mote early voting. The university will Hutchison, a gubernatorial candidate, said the provide an early voting visit is part of a North site beginning Monday, Texas tour she referred Feb. 22, in the University to as “café stops.” She de- Center, from 7 a.m. until cided to meet at low-key 7 p.m. The primary eleclocations to be closer to tions are March 2. Broadcast senior voters in casual environYvette Luevano ments. Attendees heard about and supporters Hu t c h i s o n’s received buttons, appearance at stickers and lawn the last minute signs bearing the and was able to senator’s name. get away from The visit drew work. Luevano a crowd of about remains un50 people. decided about “It has been so whom she will much fun to walk through and talk U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey support. “I wasn’t to people,” she Hutchison, R-Texas prepared,” she said. “It’s imporsaid. “I would tant for people to realize how important have brought my video camera.” the primaries are.” J. Gilligan’s owner State Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, and Randy Ford said city other colleagues en- council members have couraged the Hutchison hosted victory parties at camp to stage the meet- the bar and grill, but has and-greet at J. Gilligan’s never experienced such based on its proximity to a high-profile guest. The downtown Arlington and gathering was a last minthe university. She said ute deal, which Ford said she hopes the visit will wasn’t a problem. “I was tickled to encourage early voting, which began statewide death,” he said. “We haven’t had anybody that Tuesday. Patrick also stressed big time yet. I’m honthe importance of voting ored.” in the primaries because it’s an election that needs MonicA s. nAgy And to be taken seriously. JohnAthAn silveR People won’t have a hand




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