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The world is their stage

Projects halted by lack of investors

Students from 9 organizations strut their stuff.

Creating housing incentives along UTA Boulevard is a project put on hold.


nternational Week’s theme, Global Fusion, took form at Wednesday night’s International Week Fashion Show. Japanese kimonos and Indian saris were present, but nine international organizations had their own stabs at the western suit jacket. A golden Laos’ suit, a current Indian fusion of suit and traditional wear and a blazer with complimentary Nepali Dhaka Topi represented the world’s cultural fusion. The event, hosted by the International Student Organization, had a standingroom only Bluebonnet Ballroom showcasing the outfits of various cultures. English junior Anna Garcia coordinated the event. “The audience should see a lot of cultural creativity,” she said. The Taiwanese Student Association performed dances and short skits. Most of their models walked in boy and girl pairs and continued a thread of romance even through different time periods represented by clothing. Their show started with a tribal man hunting a lion for his sweetheart and ended with a bartender making bubble tea for her blue-collar man. Aerospace engineering

By John harden The Shorthorn senior staff

As Arlington continues its mission to help the university develop, many downtown development projects are being held due to lack of investors. Until the economy rebounds and investors return, the city is investing millions into the university to help reinvigorate downtown development. “We’re unable to put a timeline on any of the proposed projects because the economy has us at a standstill,” said Ken Devero, Downtown Arlington Management

Traffic congestion makes the roads unsafe for bikers, student says. By John harden Above: Aerospace engineering sophomore Yash Parekh escorts marketing senior Gayatri Desai down the catwalk of the International Week Fashion Show on Wednesday night in the Bluebonnet Ballroom.

more events Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Schools visit Cultural Exhibits Friday 6-7 p.m. — Cultural Exhibits, Bluebonnet Ballroom 7-9 p.m. — Global Extravaganza Talent Show, Bluebonnet Ballroom

Left: Alumnus Ji Wu films the International Week Fashion Show along with several other photographers.

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Students kick shoes to the curb By Johnathan silver The Shorthorn senior staff

Theatre arts sophomore Logan Whatley normally walks the campus without wearing shoes. But today, he might not get the stares and flak. He and other students will celebrate TOMS Shoes’ third annual One Day Without Shoes event by marching on campus to raise awareness for children who don’t own a pair of shoes. UTA Volunteers mem-

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Shoeless day raises awareness for those who can’t afford them.

Corp. president and CEO. Some of the projects on hold include making improvements along Division Street, creating incentives for housing along UTA Boulevard and redeveloping the May-Ray neighborhood. The May-Ray neighborhood is bordered by the site of the special events center on the west and Mary Street on the east “There has been a growing lack of private investors investing into the city,” he said. “Without investors coming to downtown, the area is going to struggle. It’s something every city is dealing with.”

when and where What: UTA Volunteers will have a booth for TOMS Shoes’ One Day Without Shoes event. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: University Center mall What: Participants will march. When: 1 p.m. Where: From the University Center mall to the Central Library mall and back.

ber Tiffany Kaminski said she helped bring the annual event to UTA for the first time because TOMS Shoes philanthropy is one of her passions.

The group will have a booth set up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University Center mall. Participants will march barefoot beginning at 1 p.m. from the Central Library mall and back to the University Center mall. Most people take their shoes for granted, Kaminski said. “It’s a good movement and inspires people to help those across seas,” she said. TOMS Shoes is a company that sells shoes, but also promotes good will by donating a shoe for every shoe it sells. The compaShoeS continues on page 6

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Arlington City Hall held a public open house Wednesday which gave residents a second chance to suggest ways to improve the city’s bike lanes and walkways. In January, the city and consultant company Greenways Inc. gave residents a chance to contribute to the development of the city’s Hike-and-Bike master plan. Sidewalks in need of repair, the lack of bike lanes and the inaccessibility to UTA were some issues residents and students raised in the first open house. The city plans to de-

velop a hike-and-bike system that will add and connect more sidewalks and increase biking lanes in the city to create a safer environment, said Alicia Winkelblech, city transportation planning manager. The city analyzed pedestrian facilities and compiled a map showing areas that can be improved, she said. “I would bike a lot more if there were more lanes and if the city made it safe for bikers to ride,” economics junior David Stark said at Wednesday’s open house. “It seems that people view bikers as an inconvenience because we slow down traffic.” Stark, who bikes to UTA daily, said he would hiKe continues on page 6

online extras and exclusives • Greek organizations performed their signature strolls at the National Panhellenic Strut-Off on Wednesday featuring clean stomps, strong shouts and smooth steps. Go online to see more photos from the event. Also submit your own to and see them on our Web site. • Teddy bears and a relationship with a troubled young woman were among the topics recited during the Favorite Poem project at the Central Library Wednesday afternoon. Check out the story online and see if it ignites or reawakens a flair for poetry. • You don’t have to speak the language to enjoy fashion from different countries. Check out the online gallery featuring some of the best international attire from Wednesday night’s Global Fusion Fashion Show. The Shorthorn: Aisha Butt

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Kinesiology junior Roger Sancho leads Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members at the National Panhellenic Strut-Off on Wednesday afternoon on the Library mall.

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Today International Week 2010: All Day. for information, contact the international Student organization at The Big Event 2010 Volunteer Sign-ups: All Day. The Big event Web site. for information, contact Tiffany Kaminski at 817-2722963 or art Exhibition in The Gallery at uTa: “Mementos: Matthew Patterson”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free. The Gallery at UTA. for information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-2725658 or art Exhibition in The Gallery at uTa: “Michael noland/fred Stonehouse”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free. The Gallery at UTA. for information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-2725658 or one day Without Shoes: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. free. University Center mall. for information, contact the UTA volunteers at 817-2722963 or Study abroad drop-in advising and Info. Table: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. free. University Center booth near Starbucks. for information, contact Kelsi Cavazos at 817-272-1120 or Teachers Teaching Teachers: fostering Students engagement: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. free. 307 Preston Hall. for information, contact Lorie Jacobs at TechnoScholar- Let’s Get down to the Basics- Intro adobe Illustrator: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. free, but sign-up required. Digital Media Studio. for information, contact the Central Library at 817-272-3000. The Leadership academy: a Career Leadership discussion: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Student Congress Chambers. for information, contact Loretta Pequeno-Griffin at 817-272-9220 or department of Biology Colloquium Series: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. free. 124 Life Science Building. for information, contact Woo-Suk Chang at 817-272-2872 or african-american Issues Forum- Student activites on Campus: 6 p.m. free. Central Library sixth floor parlor. for information, contact Marvin Dulaney at 817-272-9068 or Kenya Safari acrobats: 7 p.m. $5 for students, $7 for faculty, $10 for the public, $3 for 12 and younger. Texas Hall. for information, contact eXCeL entertainment and Arts 817-272-2963 or Faculty Voice Recital: 7:30 p.m. free. irons Recital Hall. for information, contact the Music Department at 817-272-3471 or


Designing Rooms Today, Clothing Tomorrow

ne interior design professor said she wishes she and her students could develop and market a couture collection, but for now, she only has space in the School of Architecture Gallery to hone in on that dream. Students in Interior Design II are designing clothing to showcase in the Interior Design Art Exhibit on April 16 at the School of Architecture Gallery. Students are using fabrics and recycled materials like paper bags, hemp string and cork to construct their creations. This is the first time the program is designing clothing for an exhibit. Rebecca Boles, Interior Design program director, teaches a class to address the practical aspects of interior design. For the clothing design project, Veronica Casado Hernandez, a visiting professor and costume designer from Spain, is helping Boles work with students to design garments for display. The School of Architecture Dean’s Advisory Council will view the student’s designs at the exhibit and look for potential employees. Interior design junior Jenny Prieto said the project expands her learning experience. “It is very interesting to see our approach in fashion design as interior design students,” she said. Prieto designed a dress made from a blue-dyed woolen blanket wrapping the left arm and down to the feet. “The concept comes from a water drop which represents life,” she said. “The idea of the dress is to show water falling down throughout the center of the body. The rest of the dress is a rigid structure to hold the fabric that represents the water.” The interior design course is dedicated to three projects. The current project will end with the design of a retail space based on the ideas present in their clothing designs. Boles said students are accustomed to thinking about interior design strictly in architectural terms and so far, the class has produced some amazing results, both in quality and quantity of ideas. “I chose a project that would offer me and the students an opportunity to learn from Veronica about the allied discipline of fashion design,” she said. “The exhibition of clothing is not an end in itself. The conceptual ideas behind the clothing will be the basis of their final interior design project for the semester.” Boles said the course’s content

eyelets. He said instead of using stuffing and cotton, he uses coastal grass as a reinterpretation of materials typically used in clothing. Ballard said it is good for the students to take architectural theory and apply it to clothing. “It broadens the understanding of architecture theory and construction,” he said. “This is another way to influence architecture.” shambhu sharan

Top: Interior design junior Stephen Norsworthy makes clothing Wednesday morning in the Architecture Building. norsworthy is using burlap and paper shopping bags to design the outfit. above: Interior design junior audrey Golden’s sample dress design includes an origami swan as a collar. Golden got the instructions for the swan online. Left: Golden folds paper for the dress she’s designing Wednesday morning in the Architecture Building. Golden plans to use a giant origami swan as the collar of the dress.


“Timpani- New Works” art Exhibition: 11 p.m.-3 p.m. free. Gallery 76102. for information, contact Megan Topham at 817-272-5988

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helps develop student’s skills as interior designers. Hernandez said she has experience working with people from other disciplines and that students are not familiar with designing the clothes. “The class gives a fresh approach to the creation of garments,” she said. “The result is amazing because students are not trained in this field. They work with different interior design concepts.” Interior design junior Magaly Torres said she is creating a garment symbolic of nature and aquatic animals. “I will design a space with the same conceptual idea with which I designed the garment,” Torres said. “The garment will reflect those details by tucking, overlapping, and wrapping. I am currently experimenting with a combination of dark fabric, veil, crinkled paper and scored tape.” Interior design junior Amanda Lee said she is designing a dress out of different papers and ribbon and will explore with materials. “I played around with different ideas and experimented with different techniques,” she said. “It is interesting to go from a fashion point of view to interior spaces and architecture.” Interior design junior Timothy Ballard is making a vest out of sheer plastic, coastal grass and aluminum

Interior Design students are creating clothes for a new exhibit.

Vehicle Tow An officer at 10:24 a.m. was dispatched to tow a vehicle for 47 outstanding parking citations on 700 fourth St. The case was cleared.

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Criminal Mischief or Vandalism officers at 11:15 a.m. investigated the report by a staff member of graffiti at the Central Library on 702 Planetarium Place. The case is active. Hit-and-Run accident officers at 12:29 p.m. investigated a hit-and-run accident involving students’ vehicles on 800 UTA Blvd. There were no injuries. The case is active. Sports Editor.................................. Clint Utley opinion Editor........................ ..... Ali Mustansir Photo Editor .................... Stephanie Goddard online Editor ............................... Scott Snider

Minor accident officers at 12:36 p.m. investigated a minor vehicle accident at Lot 49, which is located east of Centennial Court apartments, on 1101 Cooper St. Two students were involved and there were no injuries. one student was issued a campus citation. The case was cleared.

active. Theft An officer at 2:29 p.m. was dispatched to meet with a staff member in regards to an equipment theft at Timber Brook apartments at 400 Kerby St. The case is active.

Vehicle Burglary officers at 2:04 p.m. were dispatched to investigate a burglary of a student’s vehicle at Lot 47, which is located east of Pickard Hall, on 800 oak St. The case is

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Dean addresses students’ concerns Forum focuses on lab equipment and students’ space in new facilities. By Justin sharp The Shorthorn staff

Science Dean Pamela Jansma spoke on the current state of affairs and future plans for the college at an open forum Wednesday. Jansma responded to questions and written comments posted on an opinion board during the weeks leading up to the forum, and answered questions from students in attendance. Many day-to-day issues were covered, ranging from worn-out microscopes and other lab equipment to the need for a working printer in the Science Education and Career Center. “Obviously, that’s something that needs to be addressed,� Jansma said. She assured the students she would work to get a printer for the center. “Microscopes are always an issue,� she said and promised to look into it. Other issues were raised concerning the future of science labs and other space once construction on the new Engineering Research Building is completed in January 2011. “We’re in the process of deciding who is moving to the new building,� Jansma said. “We will retain the space that is cleared up, as we will be hiring new faculty.� She referred to growth in the college and acknowledged that students have had trouble getting into the sections they need when they need them. Addressing remarks that the Life Science Building and

Science Hall are dated, lacking adequate power supplies for laptops and other features, she said the buildings aren’t designed for a modern science lifestyle. But there are no plans in the near future to build new facilities. “The need is clearly recognized, but the UT System has indicated they don’t intend to build any new buildings,� Jansma said. The dean was also asked about cuts in state funding, including the recent request by Gov. Rick Perry that state agencies return five percent of budget funding. “The basic mission of education is not going to be affected,� Jansma said. Natalia Vargas, Science Constituency Council president, said she was pleased with the results of the forum. “It was actually really successful,� she said. “I had hoped for a little better turnout, but considering that it was rescheduled, the number of people who came was good.� She said the opinion boards worked well and that they were a great way to raise issues to the dean. The opinion boards were placed around campus, and students wrote down comments with their concerns. “She’s going to be able to fix those issues that are within her control,� Vargas said. Biology junior and SCC secretary Liz Chen said these forums aid in efforts to unite the college. “Going to these events helps students to understand things that are going on around them in the college,� she said.

Sustainability display informs about healthy, but affordable eating habits. By charlotte lee The Shorthorn staff

Plastics, book binders, fireworks, corn syrup, adhesives, polish and shoes are made out of corn. This was one fact at the Freshmen Leaders on Campus’ Food Sustainability Display. The exhibit runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until April 16 at University Center Palo Duro Lounge, features facts about food and tips on healthy dieting, reading nutritional labels and saving money on groceries. Education freshman Candace Turner said she learned several facts from the displays. One example was of a girl who became paralyzed after eating hamburger meat composed from four different states. She said she learned that the regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration are not strict enough. The exhibit features about 26 displays showcasing various facts. One display, Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, lists 64 different tips on healthy eating habits, like eating only food that rots, not to eat breakfast cereals that change the milk’s color and treating meat as a flavoring or special occasion food. Different cardboard displays show how many calories different foods contain. “My family has diabetes, my aunt died from diabetes, so I

take my health seriously and quit drinking soda,� said Jorge Negrete, French international business junior. The student-smart grocery list display shows a series of common and healthy food items that can help students create a list within their budgets. “I went to different grocery stores and wrote down the food prices, organic or not, just to prove you can eat healthy, affordably,� said political science freshman Eliz Flyer, a member of the organization who did

when and where What: Food Sustainability Display When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. until April 16 Where: University Center Palo Duro Lounge

research on food prices for the program. The exhibit also shows what other countries are doing to help the environment. In India, people are educated on efficient water management and adopt

more effective irrigation methods. In South America, improved crops reduce the need to clear more forest for agriculture. Nursing freshman Liseth Duque gave tips to students on how to stay healthy. “Students should pack their lunch and think before they buy junk food. They should get fruit instead of chips, take small steps, and exercise to balance their life,� she said. charlotte lee

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Science Dean Pamela Jansma answers students’ questions about the state of affairs in the department Wednesday afternoon in the Life Science building.


English education junior Emily Boren tours the Freshmen Leaders on Campus’ food sustainability display on Wednesday afternoon in the Palo Duro Lounge. The display contained information on how to produce and consume healthier food in a more water efficient way.

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University and national fraternity officials are still investigating a potential hazing incident involving some members and pledges of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity’s UTA chapter, also known as Fiji. The March 2 incident report came from one third-party observer’s account of what appeared to be a physical altercation among some of the fraternity’s members and pledges, said Bill Martin, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity national executive director. “One person’s horseplay is another person’s assault,� he said. On March 31, Martin said

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that the Student Conduct Office is investigating. Fraternity members also wouldn’t comment. The university takes all hazing investigations seriously and individuals, as well as the organization itself, may be found responsible, said Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University Events director. “Hazing can result in everything from suspension from campus permanently all the way down to probation,� he said. “Hazing is hazing, but it depends sometimes on the context like the individuals and how much the organization is involved.� In a previous story in The Shorthorn, Ressl said the inci-



dent was severe enough to be concerned about the safety and security of the students. Organization initiations or activities cannot include any feature that is dangerous, harmful or degrading, according to the Student Conduct and Discipline section of the UT System Board of Regents Rules and Regulations. The Student Conduct Office generally tries to resolve cases within 45 days, but because the incident involves an organization, Student Conduct director Heather Snow said she wasn’t sure when the investigation would be complete. Joan Khalaf



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Aerospace graduate student HaoChiang Cheng poses for the International Week Fashion Show Wednesday night in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. Cheng showed off his outfit as a part of the Taiwanese Student Association’s time on the catwalk.

Likert scale survey applied to dorms New housing questionnaire reduces roommate preference ambiguity. By Lorraine Frajkor The Shorthorn staff

The Housing Department has upgraded the survey that students take to determine their roommate preferences for next semester. The questionnaire formerly asked nine yes or no questions about students’ personal attributes. The survey is now expanded to ask 21 questions on a Likert scale, a method that asks respondents to specify their level of agreement with a statement or question. The upgraded survey is

part of the housing application, and every student has to fill out the form — whether applying to live on campus for the first time or reapplying. “We’re really excited about the opportunities this provides for students,” Residence Life director Mari Duncan said. Based on the student responses to these questions, the computer will match students with similar interests, she said. Management senior Steven Brown has lived on campus for four years and said the new survey is an improvement. “It creates more accuracy by giving more choices instead of just yes or no ques-

tions,” he said. “So if you really don’t have a yes or no answer, you can just pick one in between.” “Are you outgoing?” was one of the questions on last year’s survey, nursing freshman Austi Roberts said. This question, she said, was too broad compared to the new survey. “It gives you more of a range to showcase your personality,” she said. On the upgraded survey, students can rate their interest in hobbies such as reading, video games, religious activities and arts. For example, instead of asking the question, “Are you quiet?”, the survey has been changed to ask, “How quiet are you?”

Another question allows students to choose approximately when they wake up between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Economics sophomore Zlati Matushev said the old surveys were effective in some ways, but not others. He said for example there are different levels of cleanliness. “It’s based on a personal preference,” he said. “I think I’m clean, but other people might not think so.” In this way, the Likert scale survey allows students to rate their personal preferences more accurately, he said.

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graduate student Hao-Chiang Cheng walked in a suit jacket and scarf. When he posed, he whipped out a cigarette, took a draw and flicked it into the audience while waiting for his disco-era partner. “The stage play presents what’s going on with the period,” he said. The Fine Arts Society of India divided their showcase into time period. They began with colorful, ornate outfits, but when they entered the period of Ghandi outfits were much simpler. Chandrika Byrappa, computer science graduate student, walked with a white khadi, her’s a sleeveless top going to the hip complemented with brown, tight leggings and a yellow scarf. “This is what they all used to wear,” she said. “It’s all hand woven.”

She said they wore simple clothing to match the teachings of Ghandi, who wanted peace. Biology sophomore Toria Ates said she prefers the ornate outfits. “I liked to see all the Indian outfits,” she said. “Those are the ones that really stood out to me because they’re shiny and pretty.” Most organizations performed in chronological order but the Japanese Union for Maximizing Potential displayed parts of Japanese culture. From historic samurai and ninja to the current nerdy and voyeur-like Otaku and even the maid fetish culture. At the end of the night, civil engineering sophomore Sarah Chawang said she liked the performances but couldn’t decide on her favorite outfit. “I don’t know,” she said. “I really don’t know.

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On-campus residents to do their part in the Census Students will be timed on how long it takes them to complete the form. By Monica s. nagy The Shorthorn staff

At last, UTA residents can party to prevent fines. Lipscomb Hall will hold a census party for its residents today. Arlington Hall, Kalpana Chawla Hall, Brazos House and Trinity House will throw Census parties Monday. The parties will supply residents with free food and beverages while they fill out the census form. In the TV lounge of Lipscomb Hall hangs a sign that reads “Get Found or Get Fined,” alluding to section 221 of the U.S. Code that says anyone above the age of 18 can receive a fine of $100 to $500 for refusing, neglecting to partici-

pate or putting false information in the census. The party at Lipscomb Hall is scheduled to take place tonight at 9:30 p.m. in the lounge area. Pizza, wings and soda will be served while students fill out the form. Prizes will be given out at the party, including household items like laundry detergent, said Glory Ehiogu, Lipscomb Hall office assistant. “It’s a good way to meet new people and fill out and turn in the census,” said the nursing junior. Evelyn Cornejo, Lipscomb Hall office assistant, said it’s important to get a snapshot of the students at UTA because those students may be able to get more financial aid from the government in the future. KC Hall will have its census party at 7 p.m. Monday in the Great Room.

Megan Cristwell, KC Hall office assistant, said it only takes ten minutes to fill out the census and that they’re going to try and prove it by timing residents filling out the census. Arlington Hall will have its census party on Monday in the Great Room, the party time is yet to be determined. The party will be “catered in some way, shape or form,” said Jerome Kirby, Arlington Hall resident assistant. Kirby said they are currently considering party dishes from Chili’s. “Since we have a very creative group of resident assistants, we’re going to try to make it a fun event,” the biology senior said. Arlington Hall resident Nicole Anonuevo said she is a big proponent of the census because it shows who lives where and allows the

wHen anD wHere Today Lipscomb Hall — 9:30 p.m. Monday Kalpana Chawla Hall — 7 p.m. Arlington Hall — TBD Brazos House — 8 p.m. Trinity House — approximately 7 p.m.

city and schools to cater to its residents’ specific needs. “The census can cater more to who lives where and what they want,” said the criminal justice freshman. The party at Trinity House will take place around 7 p.m. Monday and the party at Brazos House will take place the same day at 8 p.m. Monica s. nagy

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Senior guard Marquez Haynes to play in invitational tournament For senior guard Marquez Haynes, the road to the NBA starts here. Haynes will take part in the portsmouth Invitational Tournament beginning Wednesday night. The tournament is a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of NBA representatives. The tournament features the top 64 seniors from across the nation, divided into eight-man teams, who will compete against each other to prove to NBA general managers, coaches and scouts that they belong in the NBA. Haynes said he wants to come out aggressive and show NBA personnel he has the ability to play at the highest level. Haynes noted his shooting and athleticism as his strengths and said the only concern NBA officials may have is that he hasn’t faced top-flight competition since he transferred from Boston College to UTA. Aside from downplaying the level of competition he has faced while at UTA, Haynes said his ability to run the pick-and-roll and make the right decisions off the pick will be vital to showing he can be a point guard in the NBA. Haynes said playing with these top players is nothing new, noting that all the players are just as athletic as him and it will actually help his game. “I can put the ball anywhere and my teammates can go up and get it, whether it’s on the fast break or off the pick-and-roll,� he said.

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Mavs face Louisiana-Lafayette Cajuns, both undefeated in conference The women’s tennis team will look to improve its 9-4 season record as it battles Louisiana-Lafayette at 2 p.m. today at the Tennis Center. The women, who defeated Southland Conference opponents Sam Houston State 5-1 and Stephen F. Austin 5-2 last week, are looking for a good tune up as they approach their final weekend of conference play. Since 2005, the Mavs have won two matches against the Cajuns. The last scheduled match was cancelled in 2007. Heading into the last weekend of conference play, the Mavs will have a chance to go undefeated in the Southland Conference. The Mavs will play their last two conference matches against Northwestern State on Saturday and Central Arkansas on Sunday at 11 a.m. Assistant coach Marco Matteucci said he doesn’t expect the team to win easily. “If we compete well, we can come out on top,� he said. Matteucci also said the match against Northwest-

Uta’s wins against conference teaMs Southeastern Louisiana 6-1 Nicholls State 5-2 UT-San Antonio 6-1 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4-1 Texas State 5-2 McNeese State 5-2 Lamar 5-2 Sam Houston State 5-1 Stephen F. Austin 5-2

ern State will be a battle for first place. “Girls just got to want it,� he said. “They will be coming at us strong.� When asked about the talent level of Northwestern State, Matteuci said they all play well. “Northwestern has only lost one non-conference match,� he said. “But we have a much stronger schedule than they do.� As well as the team going undefeated, sophomore Maria MartinezRomero will look to go undefeated in back-to-back seasons. Martinez-Romero is currently sitting at 9-0 in conference.

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Senior guard Marquez Haynes leaps through defenders Morris Smith IV, left, and Devin Gibson during the second-half of the Mavericks’ 72-66 win over UT-San Antonio on Jan. 16 at Texas Hall.

Mavs put competition in sand trap, finish 2nd at Kansas tournament


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The golf team finished second at the Diet pepsi Shocker Classic in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday, tying one of its best finishes of the season. After two weeks off from competition, the Mavericks shot a 302 in the final round to finish 12 strokes behind the host school and tournament champion, Wichita State. “We needed this time off from competition to work on some things and get ready to make the final drive to the conference tournament at the end of the month,� head coach

The softball team hosts SLC foe Stephen F. Austin this weekend, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.

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Jay Rees said. “We didn’t have a good outing in our last tournament, but we have gotten better in practice.� The last time the Maverick golf team finished second was at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational in Fort Worth in September. Junior Wes Worster tied for third as he shot a 6-overpar score of 219 to lead the Mavericks. Junior Zack Fischer finished in a tie for fifth place. The 2009 Southland Conference second team All-Amer-

ican shot a 7-over-par score of 220. After finishing tied for second on the first day of competition, junior Donald Dowie finished the final round with a score of 226 to finish tied for 21st. Senior Bryce Easton finished the second day with the best score among the Mavericks as he shot 72 and finished in a tie for 26th at 228. Senior Bobby Massa finished Tuesday, tying at 39th at 231 as he shot a score of 79. Senior Trey Herring fin-

ished in a tie for 42nd and shot a 2-over-par at 73. The Mavericks finished the first day in third place after a two-round score of 587 and were five shots behind Wichita State. The Mavericks will have their final tune up before the Southland Conference Championships on April 26-28 as they will compete in the Jim West Intercollegiate in Victoria, Texas on April 12-13.

— Travis Detherage

The men’s tennis team look to bounce back from its Tuesday night Southland Conference loss against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a match against Utah at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tennis Center. The Mavs, who lost 4-1 on Tuesday, will play Utah for the first time. Utah is 6-11 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference. Assistant coach Marco Matteucci said it’s nice to play a new team. The Mavs, sitting at 6-9 overall and 1-1 in conference, are looking to get back on track after their loss to the Islanders. Head coach Diego Benitez said he’s hoping to

get a win before the team goes on the road at the beginning of next week. “We have conference matches this upcoming week,� he said. The Mavs will travel to San Antonio on Monday, April 12 to take on UT-San Antonio at noon and Edinburg, Texas on Tuesday, April 13 to take on UT-pan American at 4 p.m. The Mavs will look to freshman Yauheni Yakauleu to lead the team, as the rookie has a four-game winning streak and leads the team with nine single’s competition wins.

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cent of residents wanted sidewalks and bike lanes that connected to UTA and downtown Arlington. continued from page 1 “It just makes sense that we provide residents with like to see the university a downtown they can walk connected to more parts of to,” said councilwoman Arlington. Lana Wolff, who represents “It’s kind of dangerous the fifth district, which riding around the city,” he includes UTA. “With the said. “Traffic congestion construction of the special makes it harder for everyevents center and the Colone to get around.” lege Park taking place, we Greenways Inc. received need these connections.” more than 300 responses The College Park, which overall from residents on is a $36 milareas they lion resifelt were dis- “It’s kind of dangerous dence hall connected, wrapped in a riding around the city. he said. parking ga“It was Traffic congestion makes rage, will beabout a come a main it harder for everyone month-long attraction, to get around.” process to she said. include evThe new David Stark eryone’s sugtrail system economics junior g e s t i o n s ,” will help said Matt downtown Hayes, Grecreate a enways Inc. senior project friendlier environment and manager. “We want to give lure in more people, she people another chance to said. make more suggestions and The city and Greenways possibly tell us what we Inc. will hold their final missed or what we can add.” public open house in July. The most common comThe planning process is plaints were that sidewalks scheduled for completion were in poor condition in November and will then and that traffic congestion go before city hall for apmade it difficult to bike, proval, Winkelblech said. he said. Greenways Inc. allowed residents to suggest changes in the first open house and through online surJOHN HARDEN veys. More than 30 per-



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The May-Ray neighborhood is one area of downtown that stakeholders hope will benefit from the completion of the special events center in 2011, Devero said. Devero said the area is targeted for redevelopment, which involves developing restaurants, offices and new housing. But the recession has made it too risky for investors to make major investments until downtown begins to strengthen.

With developments such as Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, the special events center and the College Park parking garage and residence hall, downtown will begin to strengthen soon, said Barbara Becker, Urban and Public Affairs dean. “I expect land value to rocket once the special events center and garage is complete,” she said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there were investors hanging on to the land and waiting for its value to increase.” Becker said the potential increase in land value would generate more tax revenue for the city, giving the city

the Buildings funds it needs to move forward. “Investors realize that all this area needs is time,” she said. “Once the special events center is completed, the city will begin to see signs of development.” Becker, a city-planning expert, said Arlington has everything it needs in place to grow, but until the economy strengthens, it will take time to lure back investors. Major city development depends on investors as well as city funds, and private investors aren’t willing to take any risk until the economy turns back around, she said. The corporation’s com-

mittee chair Moody Alexander said with construction of the special events center underway, investors will begin taking notice and return. “Things are happening,” he said. “Downtown is getting a new face, and it’s all beginning with the special events center.” The city has made the right decision to invest millions into the university’s College Park, a parking garage wrapped around a residence hall, he said. The $36 million garage includes more than 24,000 square feet of retail and office space located on the


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ny launched its campaign shortly after its founder, Blake Mycoskie, befriended poor children in Argentine villages. Kaminski said she hopes many people participate. “We hope people just walking by are inspired and stop by,” she said. Whatley said he elects going barefoot because it’s more comfortable, but added that his counterparts, who can’t make such a decision, deserve at least a day of recognition. “It’s good that people go barefoot for at least one day a year to get an idea of what s o m e people “We have it do year r o u n d ,” easy. We’re he said. walking on “We have pavement.” it easy. We’r e Logan Whatley walking theatre arts sophoon pavemore ment.” Stud e n t Congress President Kent Long, who will participate, recalled listening to Mycoskie deliver a keynote speech during one of the Conference of Student Government Association’s annual meeting. “I’m going to go shoeless while in the office, which feels kind of great, since I feel like I live here anyway,” he said. “It’s an easy way to bring awareness to an issue that people are actively trying to change.” Long said just walking around without shoes isn’t going to help monetarily, but it will morally. “It won’t add anything monetarily to the cause, but it’s still worth it,” he said. “Awareness in it of itself is something worthy to work toward.”


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