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Freshman Kyle Sharp stars in the Theatre Arts Department’s musical Cabaret, which begins its run Friday. SCENE | PAGE 4

Check out the interactive map that shows where campus crimes happen. ONLINE | THESHORTHORN.COM CRIME

Homeless College Park reflects seek shelter Arlington-UTA bond on campus CONSTRUCTION


Nonstudents are being escorted from UTA for sleeping in buildings.

$80 million

BY ALYSIA R. BROOKS The Shorthorn staff

Cost of College Park

It isn’t just students trying to get their beauty sleep on campus. Since Sept. 26, there have been three incidents of nonstudents found asleep in UTA buildings. Assistant police chief Ricardo Gomez said this constitutes criminal trespassing, punishable by a written warning for the first offense and an arrest for the second. According to police reports, the three offenders in the most recent incident entered the Architecture Building because of a faulty magnetic lock. The reporting officer advised that the mechanism be repaired. Alina Espinoza, MavExpress front desk assistant, confirmed that the lock had been repaired Wednesday.

$18 million Amount of money the city is investing

1.5 Number of acres the First Baptist Church has donated for the development

1,800 Parking spaces the parking garage will contain

The official report showed two of the offenders were given criminal trespass warnings and escorted off campus. The third had already received a warning for a previous infraction, and was placed under arrest. Of the two nonstudents involved in the Sept. 27 incident, one was given a warning and the other was arrested for outstanding warrants, according to the UTA Police criminal activity log. The police report stated that the nonstudent found on Sept. 26 was also given a warning. Many of these nonstudents were homeless at the time of the trespass. The number of homeless people hadn’t increased in the last month, said Mario Salazar, Arlington Life Shelter receptionist. When asked if the number of homeless persons had increased in the last month, HOMELESS continues on page 5


August 2012

Exhibit explores history of maps from the 1600s

Completion date

Local dignitaries broke ground again on the east of campus Monday. BY J.C. DERRICK The Shorthorn staff

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UTA’s transformation took another step forward Monday as the official College Park District groundbreaking took place on the east side of campus. Many representatives from UTA, the City of Arlington and First Baptist Church were on hand for the event, which signified what was called a “strategic partnership” between the three entities. “Some cities and universities don’t get along, but we’re setting a new model,” President James Spaniolo said. The $80 million development, subsidized by $18 million from the City of Arlington, is expected to be completed by the summer 2012. Construction on College Park District, including the

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, from left, and President James Spaniolo toss dirt with spades Monday during the College Park District groundbreaking in the parking lot next to College Park Center. The upcoming renovation will include a 1,800-car parking garage that will serve students and city residents.

6,500-seat College Park Center, is already under way, but Monday’s ceremony marked the start of the project’s mixed-use development. The newest construction zone lies directly north of College Park Center and will be home to a residence hall, apartments for 600 students, restaurants, shops and a welcome center. “The whole area of North Texas will be able to benefit from College Park,” Spaniolo said. The district also will include an 1,800-car parking garage, made possible by PARK continues on page 3

BY EDNA HORTON The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Brian Dsouza

President James Spaniolo and other representatives from UTA, the city and First Baptist Church break ground during College Park District groundbreaking Monday in the parking lot next to College Park Center. Monday’s ceremony marked the start of the project’s mixed-use development.


Carrizo, commission to discuss alleged violations The investigation stems from health complaints from a local resident. NATALIA CONTRERAS The Shorthorn staff

Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. plans to meet with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality regarding the alleged violations made last week before taking any actions on its

required enforcements. Carrizo was notified of nuisance violations by the TCEQ. A formal enforcement action was initiated after an Arlington resident made health complaints to the state agency. “We will defend ourselves against the complaints that were made,” said Carrizo Oil and Gas spokesman Michael Grimes. “We are waiting on TCEQ to verify what the specifics are first

One graduate student uses such maps to conduct research.

before we can move on. Resident Sandra DanBraber provided the TCEQ with medical records signed by her physician in June. She suffered migraines, headaches and respiratory problems which she attributes to the gas well’s emissions. Grimes said the process involves meetings with different sectors in the company and CARRIZO continues on page 4

The lectures are held biannually at the university, he said. The Central Library has one of the most prominent map collections in the country. “It has the support and focus on maps, with a faculty and staff that are unique to the university,” he said.

The history of cartography and the companies that mapped the world are the focus of a series of lectures in the Central Library. CONTENTS Central Library is hostSpecial Collections is ing an exhibit of maps from located on the sixth floor charting companies of the of Central Library and 1600s and 1900s. specializes in historical The lectures cover the materials relating to Texas, history of cartography and the U.S.-Mexico war (1846topics included the map1848), the cartographic ping of North America history of Texas, the Gulf through the fur trade. of Mexico and Mexico from Ben Huseman, UTA’s 1810-1920. Central Library cartographic archivist, said the exhibit is on display until January. COLLECTIONS continues on page 5

Prior to the Texas Rangers taking on the Tampa Bay Rays tonight in Game 5 of the American League Division Series, make sure you brush up on all you need to know about the last stand.


Online only: Three Shorthorn sports writers discuss what it’ll take to win the series against the Rays. Hint: it involves Cliff Lee and waking up Michael Young’s and Josh Hamilton’s bats. Inside (Pg 4): After you’ve brushed up on some insider knowledge, see how the two teams are poised to match up in the Game 5 preview. Online only: The game is broadcast on TBS. But if you don’t have cable, or just want to watch the game with a few of your closest friends, The Shorthorn has a rundown on seven places — on or around campus — to catch the game.

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara

Rangers’ starting pitcher Cliff Lee Matchup: The Texas Rangers at the Tampa Bay Rays When: 7:07 p.m. on TBS

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Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817272-3661 or log on to

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TODAY Pink Ribbon Run: All Day. UTA campus. Free. Find pink treadmills on campus. For every mile ran 10 cents will be donated to breast cancer research. For information, contact Campus Recreation 817-272-3277.

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Private Collection, Part II: All Day. Fine Arts Building. For information, contact the College of Liberal Arts at 817-2723291.

Thursday Sunny • Hi 79°F • Lo 50°F

Jay Cantrell Exhibit: All day. Architecture Building Room 206. For information, contact Robert Rummel-Hudson at or 817-272-2314. Charting Chartered Companies: Concessions to Companies, Maps 1600–1900: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Collections. Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor. Free and open to all. For information, contact Erin O’ Malley at 817-272-2179. Flu Immunizations Available: 9:30–11:30 a.m. University Center Palo Duro Lounge. $15 for faculty, staff, students. For information, contact Health Services at 817-272-2771 or

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SUNDAY Warrant Service-Misdemeanor At a 11:41 p.m. traffic stop on 600 Abram Street, a student was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Warrant Service-Misdemeanor At 3:51 p.m. at 400 Oak St. a nonstudent was arrested for three warrants out of Fort Worth. Theft At 10:32 a.m. a student reported his bike stolen from the rack at 600 Pecan St. The case is still active. Disturbance At 6:12 a.m. a loud noise disturbance was reported from the Garden Club apartments at 312 UTA Blvd. A citation was issued to the residents responsible.


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FUNDRAISING FLYER Psychology senior Darline Bustos throws a flying disc with friends Monday on the University Center mall during the fundraising event Grill and Chill Cookout hosted by Delta Alpha Omega. The event plans to raise money to feed 30 Thanksgiving dinners to local families.


Relatable comic Jarrod Harris to perform tonight

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Floor Meeting: 8:45–9:45 p.m. Kalpana Chawla Hall Classroom. Free. For information, contact Sandra Silva at

Writing Literature Reviews: 4:30–6 p.m. Writer’s Studio. Central Library Room 411. Free. For information, contact Michael Saenz at or 817272-2315.

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not all coming out stories have to be horrible, and that some are ridiculous and funny. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know the reacBY SARAH LUTZ tion your parents are going to have,” The Shorthorn senior staff he said. “Some people are terrified Talking to parents about sex can to tell their southern very Protestant be terrifying. Adding that it’s with fathers, but then they might just say, the same sex needs another level of ‘Well, we knew all along. We were support, according to members of just waiting for you to come out.’” Murphy said he told his mother the Gay Straight Alliance at UTA. Monday was National Coming after having an intimate conversaOut Day, and the Gay Straight Alli- tion about her past. He said he got ance at UTA celebrated the event by nervous and felt like he should give sharing their stories about coming her something back. He stepped out out. GSA President Joshua Little of the room, to go to work then turned back around to said the day isn’t a share his secret. holiday to come out “I just blurt out on, but a day to give UPCOMING EVENTS that, ‘I’m gay, mom, light to being out and Noon Wednesday and I’ve had sex with bring awareness to the University Hall Room 115 a lot of men,’” Murphy gay and lesbian comJoel Burns, an openly said. “Well, I meant to munity. gay Fort Worth city say, ‘I know I’ve been “It’s definitely councilman, will be guest gay a while, and I’ve something to say speaker been acting on it for thank you in appreciaa while,’ not that I’ve tion to all the people Oct. 20 slept with everyone in who have come out, University Center the neighborhood.” and give support to Guadalupe Room Little said comthe people who are Cece Cox, Resource ing out to his mother still going through Center Dallas executive was a nerve-racking that process,” he said. director, will be guest experience. He said The day remains speaker she had a normal respecial to Little besponse, which was cause when he came several questions out to his parents in high school it was two days before about what she had done, but that he simply had to comfort her. He National Coming Out Day. He said GSA has grown expo- said in the end his parents accepted nentially within the last year, going it, and told him they would love him from an off-and-on 10 to 15 member no matter what. “It was just like a big weight lifted group for the last 30 years, increasing to a solid 50 plus. He said the off my shoulders,” he said. “Now that meeting last week, when members I’ve told my family, those are the shared their stories about coming only people that really, really matter out, was one of the more intimate in my life, as long as they know then meetings. He said it had a good am- it really doesn’t matter what anyone biance, even though it was emotion- else thinks.” Group adviser Stacy McKendry ally charged. He said he even started said most of the students in the crying a couple of times. Broadcasting senior Francesca organization just want acceptance Washington said listening to her from their family members. That’s friends tell their stories about com- where she and the rest of the organization come in. ing out was inspiring. If they aren’t getting support at “It’s just a whole ‘nother side to them and it’s even better because home already, they’re definitely getthese are your friends. These are the ting it with GSA, she said. people you care about,” she said. “It’s emotional because they’re so vulnerable when they’re telling their story.” SARAH LUTZ Vice President Zak Murphy said

For the national holiday, members recalled when they told their biggest secret.

SATURDAY Assault At 9:30 p.m. in Faculty Lot 8 at 801 Greek Row Drive, two students were approached by three unknown male subjects. The students were taunted and then struck in the face. EMS arrived but the students refused treatment. The case is still active.

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers: 2–4 p.m. Wetsel Building Room 200. Free. Registration required. For information, contact Human Resources/ Employment Services at 817272-3461 or

Gay, straight student group recognizes “coming out” day

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.

View an interactive map at

Music Honors Recital: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall. Fine Arts Building Room 115. Free. For information, contact the Department of Music at 817-272-3471.



Suspicious Circumstances At 5:22 a.m. a student reported suspicious circumstances that occurred at the Centennial Court apartments at 705 Mitchell St.

Maverick Orientation Leader Interest Session: 9:30–10:30 a.m. University Center Concho Room. Free. For information, contact Brian Joyce at or 817-272-3213.

traditions director. “It was good for the Apparently the surname Harris is college crowd – a good mixture and synonymous with funny. Atlanta-based stand-up comic Jarrod balance.” Booking for Harris’ act Harris will follow up Ralph also fit into EXCEL’s budget Harris’ Sept. 13 comic WHEN AND for the comedy tour, she said. offerings, headlining the After the first leg of second leg of the One Mic WHERE the tour packed Rosebud Stand comedy series. Theatre, she expects similar The event, hosted by When: 7:30 p.m. numbers for this event, citing EXCEL Campus Activities, tonight extensive marketing. will take place 7:30 p.m. “We expect it to be a good tonight in the University Where: University number of people, because Center Rosebud Theatre. Center Rosebud the committee did a lot of Jarrod Harris, whose Theatre advertising,” Agwu said. act was described by enHarris, who made Camtertainment website “Crepus Activities Magazine’s “Top Comics ative Loafing” as “an oddly comfortable to Watch for 2010,” bagged a “Best of mix of trailer-park filth, comic angst and Fest” award at the 2010 Detroit Comedy hipster irony,” was chosen for his ability Festival and was also featured on seato connect with a college crowd. son four of Comedy Central’s “Live at “After watching a lot of comedians, Gotham.” he was one of the ones who stuck in our minds,” said Judy Agwu, EXCEL campus

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, attend a round table for U.S. and Russian investors and computer experts in the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management in Moscow’s suburb of Skolkovo on Monday. Schwarzenegger praised Russia on Monday as a “gold mine” for foreign investors, during a trade mission intended to help expansion of Silicon Valley companies.


Feds deny aid for Hermine recovery AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he may appeal a decision by the federal government for emergency aid to help Texas recover from damage caused by Tropical Storm Hermine. President Barack Obama’s administration rejected Perry’s Sept. 20 request for a major disaster declaration and about $6.8 million in aid for 13 counties. Last month’s storm killed eight people, including seven in Texas, and destroyed nearly 200 homes statewide, according to the governor’s request letter. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, wrote in a letter to the governor Friday that the storm’s “severity and magnitude” did not exceed the capabilities of state and local government. Perry said Monday his office is looking into its options — either appealing the denial or pursuing U.S. Small Business Administration assistance. Perry said he hopes “we’re not in a period of time where you’ve got a federal government that’s making decisions based on politics rather than fact.”


101-year-old woman to take citizenship oath BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Exactly 101 years after crossing the Rio Grande on a ferry, a 101-year-old Texas woman will become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Eulalia Garcia-Maturey is scheduled to take the oath of allegiance Tuesday in Brownsville during a special naturalization ceremony administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency announced Monday that a U.S. magistrate judge will administer the oath in federal district court. The government agency said Garcia-Maturey was born in Mexico on Feb. 12, 1909 and arrived in the U.S. with her parents on Oct. 12, 1909 at the Brownsville Port-of-Entry. She has lived in Brownsville ever since, raising two children.


Gates Foundation seeks new technology SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up to $20 million in grants to attract new technology aimed at helping students get a college degree.Grants of $250,000 to $750,000 are available to organizations and entrepreneurs who come up with new ways to get kids ready for college and then succeed while they’re on campus. The foundation says applications for the grants are due Nov. 17 and winners will be announced next spring. The Next Generation Learning Challenges project will be run by a nonprofit organization called EDUCAUSE.

Middle east

US rescuers may have killed aid worker KABUL — At first, NATO blamed a Taliban bomb for the death of a captive British aid worker during an American rescue attempt in eastern Afghanistan. Two days later, the coalition changed its account, saying Monday that U.S. forces may have detonated a grenade that killed Linda Norgrove during the operation to free her.

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Jazz studies senior Jason Bennett plays the guitar with the UTA Jazz Orchestra on Monday during the College Park District groundbreaking in the parking lot next to College Park Center. The band played a variety of jazz songs before and after the commencement ceremony.


“Basically [students want] things that are convenient and easy for them,” Resendez said. “A lot of students are excited.” Another component of College Park District is The Green, a multi-purpose area of green space currently under construction south of College Park Center. The recreational space is targeted for completion by the end of this year. Leaders are predicting the new additions will help the area become a hub of activity in Arlington. “For a long time we have wanted to blur the lines between the City of Arlington and UTA,” Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck said. “I believe UTA is the most important asset to the City of Arlington.”

garage on Sundays and for other events. Spaniolo said many people will benefit from the additional parking. “For anybody who has ever looked for a place to park in Arlington, come to College Park,” Spaniolo said. After NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson opened the ceremony, Student Congress President Aaron Resendez spoke on behalf of UTA’s student body. He said the new projects provide UTA with a new synergy. “It’s an exciting time,” he said. “We are well on our way to creating a true college town out of Arlington.” Resendez said student surveys are utilized to help fill the retail space in College Park District. The top request has been for a grocery store, followed by convenience stores, a full-service restaurant and fast food.

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First Baptist Church and its donation of 1.5 acres of land to the project. “If Arlington is going to survive and thrive, particularly in the midst of a challenging economy, we’ve got to develop some strategic partnerships and common interests,” said FBC Senior Pastor Dennis Wiles. “To me, that’s been the strength of this project. You’ve got faith communities, you’ve got businesses, you’ve got the city government, you’ve got the major university, and we’ve all come together around a common interest.” Because of the church’s involvement, its members will gain use of the parking

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GradFest 2010 helps demystify elusive process of getting into grad school

B.o.B tickets expected to sell out by end of the week, University Events official says

Students considering graduate studies will have the opportunity to have their questions answered Wednesday. GradFest 2010 will provide students with resources to prepare for graduate school through discussions about admissions, test preparation and how to make graduate school affordable. The sessions on funding, admissions and time management will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Palo Pinto, San Saba and Red River rooms. Students can take a practice Graduate Record Examination from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in University Hall Room 4, and attend a mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Davis Hall University Club. Graduate recruiting director Alisa Johnson said all students should prepare questions about graduate school and funding ahead of time. A university financial adviser will offer information to students on what kind of federal aid programs to apply for, as well as merit-based opportunities the university has to offer, she said. Johnson said the GRE practice test is one that most universities use for admission to graduate school. After the test representatives from Kaplan University, the GRE practice test sponsors, will hold a session to give students tips on what to do to prepare for the test. Representatives from 41 schools around Texas like Southern Methodist University and Texas Tech University, will be on hand to answer questions about the graduate programs they offer.

With the Fall Concert less than a week away, ticket availability is dwindling fast with less than 400 tickets left for sale. The concert, hosted by EXCEL Campus Activities and University Events, will feature the chart-topping hip-hop artist B.o.B and California hip-hop group Cali Swag District. The floor level seating for the concert has already sold out with the 400 remaining tickets for balcony seating. While the rate of ticket sales has decreased after more than 875 tickets were sold during the first four hours, sales are still going steadily, said Mike Taddesse, Greek Life and University Events assistant director. “Tickets were actually selling pretty fast in the first week and a half and while they’re not selling as fast now, they are still being purchased at a very consistent and steady rate,” B.o.B, hip-hop artist Taddessee said. Because of local radio advertising, Taddesse expects piqued public interest in the concert to cause the tickets to be sold out within the week. However, despite the concert being open to the public, more than 85 percent of the tickets have been purchased by UTA students, he said. Student tickets are $12, faculty and staff are $15 and general public tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke matter-of-factly, assessing Tampa Bay’s chances of completing an improbable comeback against the Texas Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs. Down 2-0 after losing the first two games of the series at home, the AL East champions rebounded to win the next two on the road and force a deciding Game 5 on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. Postseason ace-for-hire Cliff Lee will start for Texas, hoping to finish what he started with a dominating performance in Game 1. The Rangers built on the 5-1 victory and were five outs from their first postseason series win before the sputtering Rays — in Maddon’s words — got their “mojo” back. “Getting ahead is really a big component in this series,” said Maddon, who will send 19-game winner David Price to the mound in a rematch of the starting pitchers from the opener. “The first three games we just did not show up. All of a sudden we showed up for what, one and a half games now?” he said. “Definitely there’s a difference in the dugout and within the clubhouse. It’s back to where it had been, and that’s where we need to be. We play off our internal emotions pretty well, and we didn’t have any.” The Rays, who had the AL’s best record this season, are trying to become the sixth team in major league history to win

a postseason series after losing the first two games at home. The 2001 New York Yankees were the last to do it (and the only ones to rally in a bestof-five playoff), bouncing back against Oakland. Maddon likes Price’s chances of completing the task, even though the 25-year-old was outpitched by Lee in Game 1. “He was not satisfied in what he did that first game. I know him, he took a lot of that on himself,” Maddon said. “But I do believe any kind of mistakes he thought he made, he’s not going to make them in Game 5. He’s got the ability, both mentally and physically, to make the corrections, so that’s what I see from David. I see a very, very good performance.” The Rangers are the only current major league franchise that has never won a playoff series. They outscored the Rays 11-1 in the first two games and led in the eighth inning of Game 3 before Tampa Bay fought back. Since batting .123 (10 for 81) with one homer through the fifth inning of Game 3, the Rays have hit .362 (21 for 58) with four homers. Texas manager Ron Washington is confident Lee can cool the bats again. “They proved they can beat us on our field, we proved we can beat them on their field. This is what it’s about now,” Washington said when asked if he has a message for his team. “They have the right person they feel that’s going to be throwing tomorrow, and we certainly feel the same way. So it’s a matter of going out there, getting Cliff some runs. And if we get him some runs, he’ll take it to the finish line. That’s

what it’s all about.” Lee, obtained from Seattle in early July with this type of situation in mind, is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in six career postseason starts. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner was 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in the postseason for Philadelphia last October, including a pair of wins over the Yankees in the World Series. Still, the Rays are confident. After all, they did beat him three times this season. “Obviously, he’s had good postseason success. But at the same time, we’re in a good spot,” third baseman Evan Longoria said. “We’ve been able to bring the series back home, and we have our horse on the mound, too.” Lee said he doesn’t feel extra pressure because of the Rangers’ history of postseason futility. “I have heard about that, but that really doesn’t matter to me that much, to be honest with you. This is a different team,” he said. “It’s a whole different set of circumstances. “What has happened in the past, they could have had 60 World Series rings and that’s not going to change the way I am approaching this season and this postseason. We want to get a ring, period. Regardless of whether they’ve done it every season up until now or never done it before.” Lee allowed one run and five hits, walked none and matched his postseason best of 10 strikeouts in Game 1. He doesn’t plan to change much for Game 5. “I am really a guy that goes out there and makes pitches and sees how the hitter swings at them and makes adjustments on the fly,” Lee said.

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a Hero’S diSguiSe Finance sophomore Alberto Perez participates in a video skit called “The Adventures of AMAS Man” for the Association of Mexican American Students on Monday outside of Preston Hall. AMAS meets every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. and incorporates videos to break the ice and make the meetings more fun.


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While student enrollment at the university is getting larger, faculty and staff are challenging themselves to become smaller. Through the Maverick 2010 Challenge, UT System faculty and staff members are competing against each other to become more health conscious, motivated individuals. Participants are required to walk an extra 2010 steps a day and cut 100 calories from their daily caloric intake. “We decided that we wanted to do something systematically and compete against each other,” said Rolando Roman, UT System wellness coordinator. “The reward is based on percentage of completion rate which is five out of six weeks.” The challenge is sponsored by America on the Move, a non-profit organization that encourages Americans to live a healthier lifestyle and is based online. The website serves as a connec-

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TCEQ. “Before we can take any other steps we have been meeting with several folks involved in this, legal division, enforcement division and lawyers,” Grimes said. University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said the university will have little to say on Carrizo regarding the issue. “During the past three years, Carrizo has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the responsible development of the university’s natural gas resources,” Sullivan said. Carrizo made a $1 million donation to the university in fall 2009 to help establish a graduate fellowship program to attract scholars and researchers to UTA. And recently the Houston-based company made a $5 million donation toward the completion

messages, pictures and videos,” Roman said, “They can connect with others and encourage others.” On the website, participants are also able to log their progress, receive daily health tips and get advice on how to maintain an active lifestyle. Robert James, Human Resources associate director, said there is a variety of activities competitors can log. “Walking, riding your bike, vacuuming your floor — any type of activity that burns calories,” he said. “The challenge is to get people moving.” Kick off for the challenge was Friday at the Maverick Activities Center where James led faculty and staff through steps in logging their progress, adding friends from the event and creating teams. James said individuals can join by themselves or with a team. “Teams are a good way for encouragement and to work together to challenge each

of the College Park Center. “The company has an excellent track record with regard to adherence to all applicable federal, state and local regulations.” TCEQ spokeswoman Andrea Morrow provided the investigation records and clarified what Carrizo’s next steps were. “The [investigation and violation] documents are public records once the responsible parties, in this case Carrizo, has been notified. UTA requested a copy of the investigation report and has received it,” Morrow said. She said Carrizo has not asked for any follow-up meetings since they were notified of the violations. “They have not asked for anything yet. The matter has been referred to our enforcement division and it is under review,” Morrow said.

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other,” he said. For some faculty, the challenge serves as a form of motivation. “One of the things I’m working toward is running the Cowtown 10k in Fort Worth,” undergraduate recruitment director Dara Newton said. Newton, Gayonne Quick, undergraduate recruitment assistant director, and application support specialist Joy Frazier are formed a team in their department. “We’re just trying to get back into the habit of exercising regularly,” Quick said. 2010 marks the third year for the challenge. Previous winners are UTHealth Science Center at San Antonio in 2008 and UTTyler in 2009, Roman said. The Maverick 2010 Challenge will continue through Nov. 17. Roman said the institution with the highest percentage of participants will win the Traveling Cup, a trophy that is awarded to UT contest winners. Brianna Fitzgerald

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Lipscomb to experience electrical outage Lipscomb Hall is scheduled to have an electrical outage sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Jeff Johnson, maintenance operations and special projects director, said the power will be shut off to tie in the lighting at Lipscomb Hall to The Green at College Park, by having the two areas share an electrical transformer, which distributes power. The Green at College Park, a $2.1 million green space, is located south of the College Park Center and is scheduled to open later this fall. Johnson said the contractor is requesting a four-hour time slot, but the project should take less than an hour if there are no problems. The Housing Office contacted Lipscomb residents via e-mail last Friday to inform them about the electrical outage. Johnson said students still will be able to occupy the building during the electrical outage. – Amanda Gonzalez

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Traveler and map collector Virginia Garret gave an endowment of her map collection in 1996 to Special Collections and funding for a History in Cartography chairmanship. Dennis Reinhartz, retired chairman in the History of Cartography, said he was one of two of those endowed chairs when the program began. He said the programs he helped to develop are taught at the university today. In his time as professor, he had five students earn their doctorates through the program. “The map collection here is really impressive it gives the university international recognition,� he said. “There are people here giving lectures from all around the world so we have world wide recognition.� Mylynka Kilgore Cardona, transatlantic history graduate student, uses the map collection in the Central Library for her graduate research. She said there are two required courses for cartography, and at first she was dreading them but found them interesting once she started. “The history of cartography has many components and spans many cultures, countries and centuries,� she said. “It is a wonderful combination of exploration and discovery, math, science, art and history.� Cardona’s research is focused on the cartography of early modern France, the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and the 19th century exploration of the search for the source of the Nile River. Her research centers specifically on

he said it had not. Salazar said the shelter had cut the number of beds they put out to better serve the people they are already caring for. Frank Buchanan, Tarrant County College police district chief, said there has not been an increase of these kinds of trespasses on any of the TCC campuses in the last month. Whatever the reason for the incidents at UTA, the campus police continue to patrol and run building checks at night to find and remove trespassers, Gomez said. If students see anyone suspicious, they should call the nonemergency police number, 817272-3381.


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History graduate student Mylynka Kilgore Cardona with Martin Waldseemuller’s 1507 World Map, the first map that named America, in the Central Library Special Collections. Cardona used Special Collections to supplement an important aspect of her research. “We had a map that I didn’t know was possible, and it was here,� Cardona said.

Alexine Tinne, who was a descendant of a rich Dutch family and part of the search for the source of the Nile. She said a paper she did on the explorer for her cartography class sparked her interest. Imre Demhardt is the current endowed chair for the History of Cartography. Demhardt said UTA is only one of two schools where students can learn the history of cartography at a university level. The other is in Maine. “We are the only possibility west of

the Hudson,� he said. He said he is waiting on Cardona’s proposal for her dissertation, and she may get her wish and do it over Alexine Tinne. “She did a presentation at a seminar,� he said. “She might be able to evolve that into a Ph.D. project.� Cardona said at the time there was controversy over whether Tinne was an explorer, or just a lady traveler, because she traveled with her mother and her aunt.

“People at the time said, ‘How could she possibly be an explorer, when there is no man with her?’� she said. Cardona feels Tinne could have been an explorer, she gave logs of information to the geographical societies, but she thinks Tinne’s mother was more of an explorer that she was. “Her mother planned the trips,� she said.




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Scene is on the lookout for the music that dictates your life. Each week we hit the pavement to find what’s playing in your ears.

a sharp performance Theatre arts freshman Kyle Sharp looks and acts the part in ‘cabaret,’ director says

trey songz – “We can’t be Friends” “I like this song because I am a really big fan of his and it’s in my playlist right now. I even pre-ordered Jessica lee, his new biology freshman album before it came out.”

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hen Kyle Sharp was a high school senior last year, he gave up on his dreams of acting professionally. “I thought ‘theatre’s not stable, I’m not good enough; I’ll just get a real job,’” he said. But then, out of curiosity, he auditioned for talent scouts offering scholarships to colleges and universities. And, much to his surprise, he got callbacks from several of them. “That made me think, ‘maybe I am good enough to do this for a living,’” he said. now Sharp, a theatre arts freshman, has a starring role in the Theatre Arts Department’s first production of the semester, cabaret. He sings, dances and acts as cliff Bradshaw, an American writer who develops a relationship with nightclub performer Sally Bowles in 1929 Berlin.

Jah cure – “unconditional Love” “I like the song because it is kind of slow and is reggae. Most reggae songs tell a story without a lot Michael Mcintosh, of cursing architecture junior and are mellow like this one.”

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theatre arts freshman Kyle sharp rehearses as young American writer Cliff Bradshaw in the upcoming production Cabaret Thursday evening in Mainstage Theatre.

what, when and where What: The musical Cabaret tells the story of a 1929 Berlin nightclub and the relationship of its star performer, Sally Bowles, with American writer Cliff Bradshaw. How: The production is put on by the Theatre Arts Department.

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aBOVe: From left, theatre arts senior stephen tyler Howell, theatre arts freshman Kyle sharp and theatre arts senior Britney Hudgins propose a mock toast during Thursday’s rehearsal of Cabaret in the Mainstage Theater. Cabaret will be the UTA Theatre Arts Department’s first production of the fall semester.

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leFt: From left, performing arts seniors Mallory nuñez, Jackie pickard, and ellanie patman practice for the upcoming UTA production of Cabaret. In the show Nuñez and Patman play dancers for the Kit Kat Klub and Pickard offers an inside look to certain elements within the production to audience members enjoying the show.



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Who: Department chairman Kim LaFontaine directs the show. It stars theatre arts senior Britney Hudgins as Bowles and theatre arts freshman Kyle Sharp as Bradshaw. About 80 people help with the production, including cast, crew and orchestra members When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 21, 22, 23, and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 Where: Mainstage Theatre price: $8 for students with ID, faculty, staff and senior citizens, $11 for general public For tickets: Call the box office at 817-2722669

To earn the part, Sharp beat out people who were older and had more experience, said Kim LaFontaine, cabaret director and department chair. LaFontaine said when he casts a show, he looks for whoever fits the role the best, not who has the most experience or is a theatre arts major. Sharp had stage presence, singing ability and looked the part, LaFontaine said. “He had a combination of things that best fit the role,” LaFontaine said. Sharp himself was surprised when he got the part. He was expecting to be part of the chorus. “I was just hoping to get cast,” he said. “I was very ecstatic when I looked at the cast list.” Assistant director Robert Rodriguez, a theatre arts and biology senior, said Sharp may be young but is perfect for the role. Rodriguez said Sharp impressed him with how well he knows his character and his movement around stage. “He’s found that his strength is moving around the stage with confidence,” Rodriguez said. Theatre arts senior Britney Hudgins, who plays opposite Sharp in the musical, said Kyle Sharp, it’s been a joy to watch theatre arts freshman each other grow into the roles. Though Hudgins has acted since age three, she said she didn’t need to offer Sharp any advice. “To me, we’re all on the same playing field,” she said.

“I don’t feel like a freshman. I feel like I’ve been here for years. It’s a really welcoming atmosphere.”

the balancing act Since he got the part during the first week of school, Sharp’s first semester of college has been different from the typical freshman’s. Rehearsals take up at least three hours every evening, Monday through Friday. Top that off with studying and homework for the 14 hours of classes he’s enrolled in and his part-time job working at Tenison Park Golf club on the weekends. “It’s not easy,” Sharp said. “It’s a lot of late nights, early mornings, squeezing study time in between classes and rehearsals.” Though it isn’t easy, Sharp said being involved in the production has helped him find more than just friends on campus. now he has a family away from home. “I don’t feel like a freshman,” he said. “I feel like I’ve been here for years. It’s a really welcoming atmosphere.”

High school drama Sharp may feel like he’s been here for years, but he graduated from high school at First Baptist Academy in Dallas last May. In high school, Sharp also flirted with his other passion of going into the golf industry and possibly teaching professionally. He said a job in the golf industry would offer him something acting doesn’t – stability. Sharp developed a passion for acting in high school. He had acted in a few skits before, but fell in love with the craft after taking a class. His older sister Heather Sharp saw all of his productions in high school. She said she was surprised when her brother decided to pursue acting professionally. “I thought it was just going to be a hobby,” she said. As he began acting in more and more productions, his dedication to the craft became clear, she said.

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aLL work, aLL pLay Months of planning, writing, hiring and building, followed by a week to audition and cast, punctuated with endless hours of dancing, singing and practicing. All of the preparation for the musical Cabaret will come down to a series of two-hour performances. And it takes much preparation, said Kim LaFontaine, director and Theatre Arts Department chairman. “Musicals are a lot of work,” he said. “I wasn’t going to pick something I didn’t care about.” Last spring, LaFontaine announced he would direct the musical this fall. Since then, it’s been

nonstop work. He modified and prepared the script, designed the set and found a choreographer, among other countless things. He cast the show the first week of school and has held rehearsals for three hours every Monday through Friday since. About 80 cast, orchestra and crew members work on the production. Assistant director Robert Rodriguez, theatre arts and biology senior, said although the cast and crew are not paid for their contributions to the show, he has earned something else. “We get paid in life experience,” he said with a smile. “I’ve learned a lot about leadership and how to manage and talk to people.”

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the show and beyond now she’s excited to see him perform in college, she said, although the content of the musical made her and the rest of the family a little worried. “We were all a little interested to see how the director would handle that subject matter,” Heather Sharp said. Heather Sharp, their two other siblings and parents will all be in the audience this weekend to see the show. Kyle Sharp said he hopes it will be the first of many musicals he performs in at the college level and beyond. “I don’t have specific goals,” he said. “I just want to be on stage for a living and doing it, wherever, for as long as I can.” marissa haLL


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