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City tests Arlington roads Ongoing street inspections reach campus to document street conditions. BY JOHN HARDEN The Shorthorn senior staff

Arlington officials are entering the second cycle of an ongoing mapping and analysis survey

to study road deterioration and identify what streets need improvement. On Monday, the Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department invited Arlington citizens to observe the next stage in the mapping process, which includes studying conditions surrounding UTA.

In 2005, the city hired engineering company Applied Research Associates, Inc. to conduct a four-month citywide road analysis to measure roads and map conditions to better maintain city roads. Every two to three years, the agency returns to study street deterioration.

The College of Engineering turned 50 in fall 2009. This is one of several stories covering the yearlong celebration.

New lab added for research in fuels

For a road conditions map, visit

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SHEER TALENT

Engineers Week ends with lab dedication in commending biofuel breakthroughs. BY CHRIS HUNT The Shorthorn staff

The Center for Renewable Energy Science and Technology received a new lab in Science Hall on Friday for its continuously successful research in capturing clean, efficient energy from sources found in the U.S. With oversized scissors on standby, Ron Elsenbaumer, research and federal relations vice president, finished his speech to a room full of scientists, engineers, deans and professors, concluding Engineers Week. “Let’s cut this ribbon and Online at unlock the TheShorthorn.com innovations that Read a story about will take David Hanson, roplace right botics designer and here in this business owner, who laboratory,” spoke Monday about he said. artificial intelligence. Krishn a n Rajeshwar, Science associate dean and CREST co-director, said it’s all about working toward a common goal — environmentally friendly and renewable energy. “We’re generating hydrogen from this lignite coal through electrolysis,” he said. Combustion, which is the burning of a fuel to extract energy, emits carbon into the atmosphere. Hydrogen exhaust is pure water vapor and produces no harmful carbon emissions. Mechanical engineering junior Jon Daniels said it’s important to look into all fuels and not just one. “The way of the future is shown here in the variety of fuels we’re looking at,” he said. Wei Han, mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student, demonstrated how a micro-reactor captures carbon dioxide for alternative energy production. She will be working in the new lab. “It’s a good place,” she said. “It’s a good start.” The collaboration between the

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Above: Waco residents Mehran Younis, left, and Devang Shelat, right, dance after the show is over on Friday night in the Rosebud Theatre. Younis and Shelat were the emcees for the night and are currently on a comedy tour. Left: Undeclared sophomore Harry Singh plays the dhol drum at the Indian Student Association Talent Show on Friday night in the Rosebud Theatre. Singh won first place for single performers.

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Light gleamed off the glitter of striking sarees as Harry Singh took the stage with Bhangra music blaring for the Gateway to India Talent Show on Friday night in the Rosebud Theatre. The undeclared sophomore won the single performance award. The event was hosted by the Indian Student Association and featured 11 performers competing in dance. “My performance was completely improvised,” Singh said. “I guess the main reason for my win was that I was just having so much

fun out there. I made the crowd have fun and I was connecting with them because I was connecting to the music.” Angel Sharma, Indian Student Association vice president, said the group has planned the event since October. “It was amazing how it all came together,” she said. “We got to show people more about our culture through singing and dancing.”

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ELECTIONS

Early voting site sees few participants Less than 50 people showed for the first day of early voting at the university. BY JOHNATHAN SILVER The Shorthorn senior staff

Forty-two people voted Monday at the early voting site in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. At the location, voters can choose which candidates will represent the Democrats and Republicans running for local, state and national offices. There was more voter turnout in the first day of early voting in November 2009, when Proposition 4 was on the ballot. That proposal called for the relocation

WHEN AND WHERE When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today through Thursday Where: University Center Palo Duro Lounge

of state money to another fund, favoring UTA in its ambition to achieve national recognition for research. Lead clerk Brad Browne said the turnout was pitiful. “Last year we were No. 1 in the county, and that was just for two days,” he said. This election is important, Browne said. “People didn’t turn out,” he

said. “Hopefully they will for the rest of the week.” Student Congress and University Communications are sponsoring the week-long event. Polls are open in the UC today through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kachi Amajor, SC External Relations director, and her committee are in charge of rallying voters. SC members had voting information placed on beds in university apartments and dormitories before students moved in. They also personally encouraged individual constituents to vote. Turnout isn’t expected to be VOTING continues on page 3

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• The wintry weather is back, and so is the blog — stay up to date on the university’s response to the winter weather by checking out the blog. Send your photos and Tweet about it at hashtag #UTAsnow

• David Hanson, renowned robotics designer and business owner, said that Artificial Intelligence robots without compassion and empathy could theoretically take over humans in a violent way. See what else he said during his presentation Monday in an online exclusive, “Robotics Designer ... ” The Shorthorn: File Photo

• In the spirit of career coverage, visit The Shorthorn Job Board powered by College Monster for a list of job openings in the surrounding area. The job list is located near the bottom of The Shorthorn homepage.

Mechanical engineering junior Richard Margolin, left, and Hanson Robotics’ senior mechanical engineer Kevin Carpenter, adjust the eye mechanics on the Zeno robot in fall 2008 in Richardson.


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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

Cultures connect at annual pow wow

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.

Tuition Raffle Countdown: All Day. Tickets are $5 for 1, or $25 for 6. University Center Booth 6 by the UTA Computer Store. for information, contact Cody early at 817-272-2594 or saa@uta.edu

SATURDAy Warrant Service – Misdemeanor An officer at 2:29 a.m. observed two non-students arguing inside of a vehicle on 900 Cooper St. The male subject had two outstanding warrants and was arrested. The case was cleared by an arrest.

Center for Greater Southwestern Studies: The Mexican Revolution and Beyond: All Day. free. Central Library sixth floor parlor. for information, contact Ann Jennings at 817-272-3997 or jennings@uta.edu

Criminal Trespass officers investigated at 11:37 a.m. a suspicious person giving false names to people on 300 first St. The nonstudent was issued a criminal trespass warning for the entire campus. The case was cleared.

Academic Integrity Series: 11 a.m. free. for information, contact Andrea Barefield at 817272-2354 or barefield@uta.edu Creativity Test: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. free. UTA/fort Worth Center Santa fe Station. for information, contact Megan Topham at 817-272-5988

Drugs/Narcotics officers were dispatched at 12:32 p.m. and discovered marijuana inside a residence that was seized at Garden Club apartments on 312 UTA Blvd. The case was cleared.

Fresh Start from Tobacco “Understanding Addiction”: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. University Center Pecos Room. for information, contact nekima Booker at 817-272-2716 or nekimab@uta. edu Fresh Start from Tobacco “Steps to Quitting”: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. University Center Pecos Room. for information, contact nekima Booker at 817-272-2716 or nekimab@uta.edu Save Time! Avoid Plagiarism: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. free, but please register. 136 Business Building. for information, contact the UTA Library. Writing Literature Reviews: 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. english Writing Center, 411 Central Library. for information, contact Lisa Berry at lberry@uta.edu “Violent Universe”: 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. $5 adults, $4 children. Planetarium. for information, contact the Planetarium at 817272-1183 or planetarium@uta. edu

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Midlothian resident Rick Cannon Jr. kicks off the Pow Wow by doing a gourd dance in the Bluebonnet Ballroom Saturday afternoon. The Pow Wow is an annual event put on by the native American Student Association that raises two $1,100 scholarships.

event featured food, a speech and dancing along with a ceremony. By alysia r. Brooks The Shorthorn staff

Native American traditions were alive as a celebration with bright colors, banging drums, stomping feet and powerful voices defined the 15th Annual Honors Scholarship Benefit Pow Wow on Saturday. Sponsored by the Native American Student Association and the Honors College, the day-long event in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom featured traditional food, dances, musicians and crafts. Vendors served Native American-style tacos and fry bread, while craftsmen displayed traditional woodcarvings, necklaces, paintings and natural health and beauty products. English senior Serena Ramse said the Pow Wow highlights how everything interconnects. “I love the atmosphere, the culture, the dancing, the family vibe it all has,” she said. Across the lobby in the University Center Rosebud Theater, Roy Hawthorne, a World War II veteran and one of less than 100 Navajo Code Talkers still living, gave an hour-long speech about the code and his experiences. Hawthorne spoke on the history of the code, its development and use, and how it affected the outcome of the war, his own life and those of News Editor ........................... Dustin L. Dangli news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Assistant News Editor ............. Alanna Quillen assistant-news.shorthorn@uta.edu Design Editor .............................. Marissa Hall design-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Copy Desk Chief ...................... Bryan Bastible copydesk-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Scene Editor ................................ Jason Boyd

the other men who created it. The Navajo Code was created to thwart Japanese military codebreakers during World War II. The code, based on the Navajo language, was not broken for the duration of its use. It enabled its users to communicate quickly and effectively. He said he has often been called a hero, but feels that the real heroes are those who have given their lives in defense of their country. “One thing I always remember is our veterans who didn’t come home,” he said. The Fallen Soldier ceremony, an addition to the Pow Wow this year, honored those killed in the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. A dance is held to honor fallen soldiers every year, but this marks the first time a full ceremony has been performed. At the head of the dancing arena, a memorial of combat boots, dog tags and a helmet balanced on top of a gun stood to honor fallen soldiers. Many wore military uniforms in reflection of their own time in the services and to honor fellow veterans. A prayer held before the dinner break included a plea for the safety of the soldiers in combat overseas. The Grand Entry, a huge dance marking the end of the dinner break, included a memorial and veterans’ song to honor people in the military, dead and living. The past was part of the present at the Pow Wow, evifeatures-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Sports Editor.................................. Clint Utley sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Opinion Editor........................ ..... Ali Mustansir opinion-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Photo Editor .................... Stephanie Goddard photo-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Online Editor ............................... Scott Snider online-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Investigation officers were dispatched at 12:48 p.m. to investigate a report of a student with a medical condition at Centennial Court apartments on 705 Mitchell Circle. The student was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment. The case was cleared. Theft An officer at 3:19 p.m. investigated a report of a bicycle theft at Arlington Hall on 600 Pecan St. The case is active. Theft An officer at 8:04 p.m. investigated a report of a bicycle theft at Arlington Hall on 600 Pecan St. The case is active. SUNDAy

denced not only by the wearing of traditional costumes, but by the items used to make the outfits and accessories. Anne Buse, a Cherokee bead worker, sold handmade bracelets, combs and other crafts. She said she uses beads, dating as far back as the 1850s, to repair or create items worn for Pow Wows and other gatherings. “I’ve been beading for 41 years,” she said. “I teach parents and grandparents how to bead so they can work on their children’s and grandchildren’s outfits.” Arial Allysse Garcia, a Red River Intertribal Club dancer, said the Pow Wow is all about bringing people together in spite of cultural differences. “It’s for everyone to be united, to be together, to sing and dance with everybody,” she said. “We’re all one big family in the circle.” alysia r. Brooks news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Suspicious Circumstances An officer at 1:36 p.m. spoke to a student reporting an incident in her apartment involving her boyfriend on 701 nedderman Drive. The case is cleared. Injured Person Medical Assist An officer responded at 10:21 p.m. in regards to a student who dislocated his kneecap while dancing at the University Center on 300 first St. eMS responded and the student was taken to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. The case was cleared.

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Top: Begay Indian Jewelry make and sell handmade native American Arts and Crafts including jewelry, pottery and dreamcatchers. Above: The Pow Wow included native American food, music, dancing and various arts and crafts vendors.

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Injured Person Medical Assist An officer was dispatched at 11:46 p.m. to a student who reported having severe back pain while walking on Cooper Street at Davis Hall on 701 nedderman Drive. eMS officials responded and transported the student to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. The case was cleared.

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at the same level as when presidential candidates are on the ballot, Amajor said. But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t participate, she added. “It’s your civic duty to make sure that your voice is heard when our governmental officials are being elected because ultimately, it’s their decisions that effect our lives,� she said. Turnout depends on what’s on the ballot and what issues are important to voters, she added. Studio art senior Tearyne Glover said she would wait until March 2 so that she can get all the latest information on candidates up to that point. Things come up everyday, she said. “I want to make sure that I’m voting for someone that represents the people of Texas instead of someone who has an ‘R’, a ‘D’ or any letter behind their name,� she said. Political science junior Darius Valentine said he would wait until the November general election instead of voting in the primaries. “I haven’t taken enough time to weigh out the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate,� he said. “I’ll just wait to see who’s still standing after the primaries.� Miriam Tovar, an international business and Spanish junior, said she would do more research before casting a ballot. But a Democratic friend is trying to sway her, she said. “You have people close to you giving you their points of view, so it’s hard to be objective,� Tovar said.

characteristics, such as cracks and potholes. The research van also uses four cameras that take photos every 20 feet, documenting the conditions of sidewalks, curbs, trees and street signs. East Arlington resident James Hill has lived in Arlington for more than 50 years and disapproves of road conditions around his home that are showing signs of distress. “I’m concerned about my roads because they’re as old as me,� he said. “The city people need to check their priorities. What should come first: the Cowboys or our roads?� Craig Messinger, Applied Research Associates technical specialist, said the van uses a specialized mapping system that organizes information into a database for road analysis. “When we collect the data we give it to the city, and from there they can de-

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The ShorThorn termine which areas need the most work,� he said. Road conditions are rated on a scale from one to 100, with one being the worst. The city targets roads with a rating of 60 and below for redevelopment, and Arlington’s overall rating sits at 70. According to the 2005 survey, most of the streets around UTA are 70 and below. The city’s overall rating can be misleading because the average doesn’t reflect most road conditions, said Keith Melton, Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department assistant director. “It’s better to look at the median numbers to get an accurate idea of road conditions. If we look at that number, we sit at about 80,� he said. By building a database, the city can locate which streets need reconstruction and maintenance before conditions worsen, Melton said. Currently, the city is behind $460 million in street maintenance, which would

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Craig Messinger, Applied Research Associates technical specialist, right, explains the company’s street mapping process to East Arlington resident James Hill on Monday morning in front of Arlington City Hall.

be the total cost for construction on all the roads in the city, he said. “It’s a lot of money, but every city is behind,� he said. “No city has the ability to devote all their funds entirely to road maintenance.�

The research agency maps a third of the city at a time, taking three weeks for each third. This spring, Arlington voters can decide whether or not to reauthorize the Street Maintenance Sales

Tax, which generates more than $13 million a year used exclusively for street maintenance.

CREST

research university in my district,� he said. Engineering Dean Bill Carroll said Barton was instrumental in making the new lab possible. Carroll said Rick Billo, College of Engineering associate dean for research and CREST co-director, showed Barton some of UTA’s biofuel program achievements several years ago. In the past two years, Barton has helped secure more than $2.4 million in appropriations for CREST research. “Congressman Barton challenged Dr. Billo to come up with a fuel made of lignite coal, which is plentiful in Texas,� Carroll

said. “I’m happy to say that we’ve met that challenge.� Still, Barton said there are a number of universities researching similar technology. “UTA’s approach appears to be the most cost effective,� he said. “This makes it one of the most likely candidates for commercialization.� He said commercialization would make the university a formidable competitor for grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

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Mechanical engineering graduate student Rachaneewan Charoenwat shows how the biodiesel micro-reactor works to the Center For Innovation director Sergio Bento on Friday afternoon in the new lab in Science Hall. The Center For Innovation provides assistance to researchers in the field of mechanical engineering.

College of Science and The College of Engineering accelerated CREST’s success, said Paul Bakke, Department of Energy representative. “Believe it or not, two brains are better than one,� he said. U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony to congratulate CREST, along with the two colleges on their collective efforts and results. “I can’t tell you what a privilege it is to have a

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THE SHORTHORN

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

With the S pring 201 0 Job Fair gives stud ents a hea ds-up on hon Wednesday, The Sh ow to prep are for the orthorn big day.

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Tips for writing a better and effective résumé

Employers seek students at job fair

• Have good eye contact, good posture and a nice, firm handshake. Leave your cell phone in the car. Drive the route to your interview the day before, so you’ll know exactly where you’re going.

Résumé writing is an artform that could determine whether a job candidate will score an interview.

• “The biggest thing is just being confident and going in prepared. It’s also about remembering it’s not just the employer offering something — you’re offering them something as well. So, be prepared with questions for them.” — biology senior David Ruff

2. Minute Details – Those who are doing the hiring don’t need to know every single detail of everything you’ve ever done. Pick out the most important details for the job you’re applying for so the employer can see you’re a great candidate by just scanning over your résumé.

WHEN AND WHERE What: 2010 Job Fair When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday Where: Maverick Activities Center Cost: Free

Almost 100 companies are For more information on the job fair scheduled to attend the job fair and a complete list of attending em10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in ployers visit TheShorthorn.com the Maverick Activities Center for students and alumni who wish to connect with possible ing at the job fair. These are the employers. agencies that are hiring right Open to all current and for- now, and they’re looking for stumer students, the fair is one of dents of all degree fields, Vilthe largest university job fairs lagomez said. in North Texas, said Debbie Vil“With all of these companies lagomez, Career Services em- here to meet UT Arlington stuployer relations coordinator. dents and alumni, we recomMost are veterans to the job mend you speaking with as many fair, but some companies like employers as possible,” she said. Exxon Mobil Corp. will attend “You don’t have many chances for the first time this week. to meet with this many recruitCompanies will be looking for ers face-to-face. Take advantage students of all classifications of it.” and majors. Engineering juMany of the companior Darin Keal said nies in the area seek UTA “Everyone he received an instudents above students ternship with Cisco should have a from other colleges, VilSystems through a lagomez said. good answer job fair, and he hopes “Employers have, that he sees similar when asked time and time again, results at UTA’s job boasted on how UT Ar- ‘So why do fair. lington has many more you want to “I’ve been wantqualified students than ing a job and I could work for my other area universities,” use the experience,” she said. “Several com- company?’” he said. “I like going panies that attend other around and looking job fairs have mentioned Debbie Villagomez, at the different comthat they get a substan- Career Services panies, seeing what employer relations tial amount of résumés they do.” coordinator. in comparison to other Villagomez said schools.” the best thing for Social work junior Anton- prospective employees to do is ese Taylor said she has been to dress professionally, bring lots of other job fairs held at Wilkerson résumés, and research the comGreines Activity Center in Fort panies before approaching them. Worth but only heard back from Students that stand out and one employer. Her interests are have knowledge of the compamostly in the UTA departments, nies they are speaking to will she said. have an advantage over those “I’ve been trying to get a job who don’t, she said. here for years,” she said. “I wish “Everyone should have a good there were more employers look- answer when asked ‘So why do ing for part-time [employees] you want to work for my comand could work around college pany?’” she said. students’ availability.” This year, six departments CHASE WEBSTER from UTA and a number of govnews-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu ernment agencies will be recruit-

Font size: Students should use a font that is sans serif, or text without tail-ends, like Arial. The size should be no smaller than 11-point font, said Cheri Butler, Career Services Office assistant director. Things to leave out of your résumé: 1. Your Picture – It is irrelevant to your employer. It also puts employers in a bad spot if they choose not to hire you, because you could then raise a discrimination lawsuit against them. If you send your picture with your résumé, employers will most likely throw it out.

Industrial engineering graduate student Divya Praturi spends talks to Michelin recruiting manager Warren Blackmon during the Fall 2009 Job Fair in the Maverick Activities Center.

3. Interests and Hobbies – You should generally save these for your cover letter or the actual interview. If they don’t directly pertain to the job you’re applying for, then don’t include them. 4. References – This is not nearly as effective as it used to be. Have your references ready, but hold off mentioning them until the employer asks for them.

Length: Many will say no more than one page, however there are some students who have extensive experience that is related to the position and it is important to include. It definitely should be no more than two pages, Butler said. Also, don’t try to squeeze two pages onto one page by reducing the font size. • Source: Information from careerbuilder. com, which was supplied by Cheri Butler, Career Services Office assistant director

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ONLINE POSTINGS CAN BOTH HELP AND HURT Most people will tell you to clean up your Facebook and MySpace profiles before stepping into an interview. But professionalism goes beyond that first meeting, Patty Revis said. The Jobing.com senior community relations manager and employment expert advises job seekers on how to find offers and how to do well in interviews. Popular career Web sites and social networking Web sites are

playing a pertinent role in transition from applicant to employee, and thereafter, she said.“LinkedIn is like a water cooler for businesses. It shows a person’s professional life,” she said. “Facebook and Twitter are like coffee shops. People are more casual.” Prior to meeting with a hiring manager, it is ideal to change social network account settings and delete compromising photographs. But nothing online really goes away, she said. “Nowadays you don’t have to give references because people can go online to find out who you are,” she said. “As a job seeker, you should be doing the same thing.”

Many employers are looking you up before, during and after the vetting process. And job seekers should do the same to groups that interest them, Revis said. She encourages job seekers to research companies by doing online searches, talking to current employees and overall finding out if the group you want to work for is a match for you. Even after getting the job, that doesn’t mean someone is off the hook. Some companies are known for releasing employees after exchanges and libel on the Web. A bad day on the job doesn’t warrant negativity online, Revis said. Online gossip and hate messages are slaps in the face, be-

cause publishing something online is public, she added. “Don’t in a flash of anger post something online about your job,” she said. “It might come back to get you. You have to manage your online reputation like you would your reputation in person.” Revis said a good reputation includes keeping promises, doing one’s job well and not burning bridges. “At the end of the day when we talk about Web sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, it’s all about branding yourself,” Revis said.

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• Never ask about salary in the first interview. It will make you seem like that’s all you’re interested in. Ask for a business card so you can follow up with a ‘thank you’ e-mail.” — Debbie Villagomez, Career Services employer relations coordinator

• “I just walk in and don’t hope for anything. Be relaxed. That’s the key. Don’t be stiff and worried.” — alumnus Varun Gandhi • “Interviewers are usually going to remember the first and last person they see, so if you can, try to get the first or last interview spot.” — psychology sophomore Dimas Benitez — Compiled by Joan Khalaf

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Employer Relations Coordinator Debbie Villagomez said she hears feedback from employers all the time. Now, she and other students pass along advice on interviewing. The Career Services Office also offers workshops and individual appointments throughout the semester on interview etiquette and other tips.

• Dress professionally and bring in a nice résumé that’s been critiqued. Do simple things like not overdoing it with accessories and cologne or perfume.

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TIPS ON ACHIEVING INTERVIEW SUCCESS

• “I think the biggest piece of advice is for applicants to research the company that they’ll be interviewing with or want to work for. Many employers will ask the question ‘Why you want to work for them?’ Having a good answer to that is key. Also, Google the company name and see what they’ve been in the news for lately — rather than just spending a few minutes on the company’s Web site.

The Shorthorn spoke with the Career Services Office about tips to draft a better résumé for use at Wednesday’s Career Fair.

Many companies will be recruiting at the job fair on Wednesday in the MAC.

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YOUR VIEW How do you feel about cleaning up your social network profiles before looking for a job? It’s stupid. Whatever someone does in their own life is their business. As long as you can do your job well, then that’s all that should matter. Melissa Gloekler, psychology junior

“You have to do that because it shows that you’re serious about your job. You’re going to give the employer

“It’s important because it shows who you are. You’re representing that company.

Chinelo Okoli, nursing freshman

more value.” Michael Pudjiadi , business freshman

A little elbow grease for business wear in the world, but if your image doesn’t match up with what companies are looking for, you are out of luck,” Ohonba said. As well as making a good imBY JUSTIN SHARP pression, she said she believes that The Shorthorn staff correct and fashionable business Cash-strapped students can ob- clothing can help give an applitain clothing appropriate for job cant the confidence to succeed in interviews with the help of Project an interview and in a professional setting. Success. “The focus is on proper presenIn conjunction with Mission Arlington, the student organization tation,” Ohonba said. Dennis Veit, has created a program Master of Science in through which students Human Resources preparing for interviews CLOTHING Management adcan volunteer 10 hours DETAILS viser, is one of the in exchange for business To donate clothing, faculty sponsors for clothing. contact Dennis Veit Project Success. He Students can select at 817-272-3865 or ealso runs the UTA suits and formal women’s mail dveit@uta.edu. chapter of the Sowear from items donated To volunteer, contact ciety for Human by UTA faculty and staff Tillie Burgin at 817Resource Manageas well as professionals 277-6620 or visit Misment. from the Arlington comsion Arlington. “This is a perfect munity. project for SHRM,” Cheri Butler, Career Veit said. Services Office associate He has taken on director, said she conceived the idea about six years ago. the role of collector for the initia“I realized many students were tive, personally picking up donated concerned because they were get- clothing and taking it to Mission ting ready to interview and didn’t Arlington. He is also looking for have appropriate clothes to wear financial support for the program. “Everything brought in we have to an interview,” she said. “Many students don’t have two dimes to cleaned, so we are taking monrub together — I know because I etary donations to have that done,” Veit said. was one of those.” He added that all of the clothButler said she finally met the right people to make her vision a ing is of very high quality. The organization has recently reality. Project Success President Chris- received tax-exempt status, which tian Ohonba, who has a bachelor’s allows receipts to be given and doin political science, is a senior nors to declare the contributions working on a second bachelor’s on their taxes. “There are plenty of opportunidegree in interdisciplinary studies. She came back to further her goal ties to volunteer, from handing out of working in the human resources food to organizing donated clothing,” Mission Arlington executive field. As a first generation college director Tillie Burgin said. graduate, she recognized the difficulty faced by most students when JUSTIN SHARP entering the professional world. news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu “You can have all the skills

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yoUrSCene Each week, Scene gives Mavericks a platform to voice their thoughts, feelings and opinions.

Temi Laja exercise science junior What is the movie you can’t wait to see? “Iron Man 2. It will have new characters in it. And the first one was good.” What is your favorite cereal? “Cocoa Puffs. The mixed one — the one with vanilla and chocolate. It’s the only cereal that tastes good to me.” What is your biggest frustration at UTA? “Increase in tuition fees almost every year.”

Diana Sanchez undeclared sophomore What is the movie you can’t wait to see? “The seventh Harry Potter movie. I am a Harry Potter freak.” What is your favorite cereal? “Cocoa Pebbles. I like the texture of it and the chocolate flavor.” What is your biggest frustration at UTA? “Parking. I hate all the walking, especially in cold weather like this.”

— Sara Pintilie

SCene IT Every week Scene picks a different student whom exemplifies a dedication to fashion or unique wardrobe choices.

Patrick Jackson public relations junior Sweater: He chose his gray sweater because it was cold, and he thought it went well with his black slacks. Tie: He picked a gold tie because he thought it went great with the sweater. Fashion philosophy: On Mondays, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity dresses in business attire to display the fraternity’s business side.

— Sara Pintilie Top 10 1. “TiK ToK” – Ke$ha 2. “We Are The World 25: For Haiti” — Artists for Haiti 3. “Imma Be” — The Black Eyed Peas 4. “BedRock” — Young Money featuring Lloyd 5. “Bad Romance” — Lady Gaga 6. “Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum 7. “Hey, Soul Sister” — Train 8. “How Low” — Ludacris 9. “In My Head” — Jason Derulo 10. “Sexy Chick” — David Guetta featuring Akon

— Billboard.com Concert The UTA Wind Symphony Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Irons Recital Hall will feature music from the 17th through 19th centuries re-imagined by contemporary composers. Tickets cost $3 for students.

Above: Alumni Sergio Hernandez (left) and Jon Clegg (right) air news updates for a mixed martial arts station called Tap Or Snap from The Fishbowl on Wednesday night. Tap Or Snap broadcasts online and through the radio every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Top right: Fishbowl radio network offers people looking to break into the radio industry the opportunity to host their own radio show.

Fishbowl Radio Network allows hosts to get more experience in an ever-changing industry.

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n the radio industry the term “fishbowl” is just slang for a studio. But when radio personalities come to play songs and talk to the masses, at Fishbowl Radio Network the term gains a new meaning. While sitting in a glass-encased booth overlooking the skyline of Arlington, Fishbowl Radio Network’s disc jockeys broadcast worldwide on the online radio network. It gives veterans and newcomers to the radio industry a chance to broadcast their thoughts, ideas and messages beyond the realms of FM and AM radiowaves. UTA alumni Jon Clegg and Sergio Hernandez are spreading a message of a more brutal nature. The two co-host a Mixed Martial Arts talk show called “Tap or Snap,” in which they discuss the latest in the MMA world. Clegg said he interned for 105.3 FM before it became “The Fan” and learned a few lessons about the radio industry. He said FBRN is great for those wanting to get into radio. “When you’re in radio, you don’t start hosting your own show,” Clegg said. But he said he isn’t trying to make Tap or Snap his career. “The career I have now works well for me,” he said. “I do this for fun.” FBRN co-owner Sammi St. JohnMartinez, also known by her radio persona “Sammi G,” is a radio veteran and former teacher at the American Broadcasting School in Arlington. St. John-Martinez said the idea for the network started as a vehicle for fellow radio veterans and students to find

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work in an industry in transition. “A lot of my friends were losing their jobs to the Internet,” she said. “I thought ‘What could I do for veterans and students?’ ” Soon she saw that the medium once harming business could help bolster it. “The Internet was changing things,” she said. “It’s the way everyone is starting to listen now.” She brought this idea to her current partner and station engineer Johnny Burgos and the two crafted the network, which launched in September and now holds three studios with 60 shows covering a multitude of topics. The show topics include music, comedy, real estate, spirituality, gaming, family issues and sports. All are broadcast worldwide on the network’s Web site. Lance Liguez, radio production lecturer and UTA Radio adviser, said while a degree in broadcasting gives one a well-rounded focus in the field, hands-on experience is a requisite when it comes to radio, regardless if it’s with UTA Radio or an online network like FBRN. He said Internet radio could be a help to UTA students. “They could go and say ‘Hey, I’ve done this before,’ ” Liguez said. “It’s a great way for people who love this to

Alumnus Jon Clegg speaks with mixed martial artist Jason David Frank at The Fishbowl on Wednesday night about an upcoming fight. The Fishbowl is one of the first online radio shows.

find a new gig.” Liguez said online radio can help bypass the smaller market radio one usually starts in by developing a following and having experience. There are no contracts at FBRN because each is done show-by-show so any radio host can choose to do a time slot once, twice or even five times a week. Also the host owns the rights to the show and can turn their broadcasts into podcasts. A FBRN iPhone application is also available to help promote shows.

The training the FBRN hosts go through takes only 30 minutes or so to learn, St. John-Martinez said. If someone can point and click they could run the studio board, she said. To have a show, someone must present an idea to fill a two-hour time slot to St. JohnMartinez and it must be in compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations. Kevin Foresman is the host of Raw Soul Radio, a spirituality show on FBRN, now on its 18th show. He said he’s worked in media for a while, having graduated with a degree in radio, television and film from UT-Austin. But he said he feels at home with the network. “I think I’m working for them,” he said. “But their attitude is they’re working for me.” Like Clegg, Hernandez and Foresman, many veterans and amateurs in the radio field host FBRN shows for their own specific gain. St. John-Martinez said some people run their shows to further a career in radio or use it promote their business. For others, it’s a chance to fulfill long-held dreams of conversing with the masses. Regardless, the network is getting broadcasters studio time to work and learn at the station, she said. “Radio is like a sport,” she said. “The more you practice the better you get. Our industry doesn’t require you to have any degree, but you do have to be trained to do it.”

Andrew Plock features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

STORy By ANDReW PLOCK | PHOTOS By AISHA BUTT rumor control

Mavericks basketball player says she’s not dating rapper Drake A rumor emerged online last week that senior guard LaTosha Duffey was dating the rapper Drake, which Duffey refutes. Duffey said the two aren’t dating and are just friends. The rumor seems to have started when the

rapper attended a women’s basketball game Duffey was playing in Feb. 13. Pictures posted by various Web sites show Drake cheering the team on and posing with the team. The photo also shows Drake with his arms around Duffey and one of her

teammates. Duffey posted a Twitter update denying the relationship. “I am not Drake’s girlfriend ... the end,” it read in all caps. Aubrey Drake Graham started getting attention for his role as Jimmy

Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” As a rapper, he simply goes by “Drake.” Two of his recent songs appeared on the Billboard Top 100 — “Best I ever Had” and “every Girl.”

— Jason Boyd

Aubrey Drake Graham, rapper of songs such as “Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl.”

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Mavs prepare for Southland Conference run with weekend win

Mavs lose their liberty to Patriots

The men’s basketball team evened its road record in the Southland Conference this weekend by defeating Central Arkansas 71-47. The Mavericks (15-10, 7-5 SLC) held the Bears (8-18, 2-10 SLC) to 23 percent shooting from the floor. In contrast, the Mavs nearly doubled that percentage by shooting 51 percent from their end of the floor. Senior guard Marquez Haynes led the team in scoring with 19 points. Senior forward Tommy Moffitt registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Haynes said road wins were important to prepare for the Southland Conference tournament. “They’re big,” he said. “We have two home games left and then everybody’s on the road after that. We’re getting more comfortable with it.” With a 7-5 record in conference, the Mavs would be the third seed

in the conference tournament if it were to start today. Two other teams, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, have a 7-5 record in the SLC but the Mavs own the tiebreaker by having beaten both teams. “When we were 1-4, I don’t think any of us looked at the standings, and we went on a nice little run,” Haynes said. “No reason to start looking at it now. If we just win out, we don’t have to worry about it.” Wednesday night the men’s team will host Lamar in the Homecoming game. In last year’s Homecoming game, Haynes hit the gamewinning shot but said he hoped he wouldn’t need that kind of magic this time around. “Hopefully we’ll come out and take care of business early like we’ve been doing,” he said.

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Pitchers: Dallas Baptist - Brandon Williamson; Jared Stafford(7) and Chris Haney. UT Arlington - Mitchell, Jason; Picca, Mark(5) and Comer, Chad. Win-Brandon Williamson(1-0) Save-Jared Stafford(1) Loss-Mitchell, Jason(0-1) T-2:27 A-425 HR DBU - Ryan Enos (1); Travis Meiners (1); Duncan McAlpine (1); Austin Elkins (1).

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Pitchers: UT Arlington - Bawcom, Logan; Walker, Brody(4); Christenson, Josh(7) and Guest, Steffan. Dallas Baptist - Stuart Pudenz; Ryan Millard(5); Duncan McAlpine(7) and Logan Moro. Win-Ryan Millard(1-0) Loss-Bawcom, Logan(0-1) T-2:55 A-348 HR UTA - Choice, Michael (1). HR DBU - Duncan McAlpine (2).

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Disappointment pervades Maverick opening weekend

take it to the rack

Sam morton The Shorthorn staff

Junior Guard Tamara Simmons dribbles down the court at the game against Central Arkansas at Texas Hall on Saturday evening. The team lost 67-59 due to early foul trouble.

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While Michael Choice kicked off his 2010 campaign with a couple of home runs, the UTA baseball team dropped all three games to a powerful Dallas Baptist team this weekend. The Patriots (3-0) came into the weekend as the 40th ranked team in the nation, and their big bats proved they deserved it, outscoring the Mavericks 33-12 and never falling behind for longer than a full inning. Choice led the team offensively, going 5-for-10 with a pair of homers and four walks in the disappointing weekend. He said the Patriots’ offensive show gave the team a taste of what to expect as the season progresses.

The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Junior pitcher Mark Picca throws a pitch Friday during the Mavericks’ 13-2 loss in their home opener to Dallas Baptist University at Clay Gould Ballpark. This was the first opening day loss for the Mavericks since 2007 and marked the largest run gap in an opening day loss since being defeated by Texas in 1985.

“That’s a big wake up call stop Travis Meiners took a that our schedule’s not going to Jason Mitchell fastball deep be easy,” the junior outfielder to eliminate the Maverick lead. said. “Those guys can swing They never looked back, piling the bat and they can play, and on 11 more runs to win 13-2. Choice belted a two-run I think that’s what we’re going to see all year, so now the ap- shot to start game two, but starter Logan Bawproach has to be a lot com struggled to get different.” “that’s a out of the first inning, Head coach Darin allowing the patient Thomas said the big wake Mavericks (0-3) sim- up call that Patriots to send 10 batters to the plate. ply didn’t play well our schedCatcher Steffan enough to win. Guest, who ripped a “Every time we ule’s not pair of two-run sinscored, we let them gles during Saturday’s score right after us,” going to be doubleheader, expects he said. “We didn’t easy,” the team to rebound pitch well and we didn’t hit with guys michael choice from the sluggish start. in scoring position. It junior outfielder “We’re all new and was a bad weekend all it’s going to take a little around. We just got while to gel,” he said. “But it’s beat by a better team.” The Mavericks jumped out going to come around. We’ll to a 2-0 lead in the first two build on it and we’ll be fine.” While the team has 19 newgames, but were unable to comers and 10 true freshmen, hold either one of them. In the opener, Patriot short- Coach Thomas doesn’t put any

stock into the freshman “first game” excuse. “Their freshmen performed. When you’re out here you’ve got a uniform on, let’s get it done.” Dallas Baptist freshman Duncan McAlpine certainly performed. McAlpine went 6-for-9 with three home runs and 10 RBI in his first collegiate series. On the mound, he only allowed three base runners in his 2 2/3 innings of work to close game two. With Missouri State, Brigham Young, Oklahoma and Texas Christian looming, Thomas can only hope his team learned something from the disappointing start. “If we’re not embarrassed by what happened this weekend and ready to learn and get better, then we’re going to have a very long season.” Sam morton sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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