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Wheelchair basketball team, Movin’ Mavs, beats rival sports | page 3 Illinois and goes 3-1 in tournament.

Horoscopes don’t determine who you are. You do, columnist says. opinion | page 5

Texas Legislature

Budget cuts spur plans, suggestions Open communication is essential during times like these, Spaniolo says.

online Follow the bills affecting UTA in our Legislation Tracker at

By J.C. Derrick

higher education from $22.7 billion to $21 billion, to aid meeting Within days of the Legislature’s a state budget shortfall between first budget draft going public, $15 billion and $27 billion. higher education leaders UT System Chancelspoke about deep cuts lor Francisco Cigarroa proposed for institutions also released a public around the state. statement saying the cuts UTA President James are “dramatic and deep Spaniolo released a stateand will have immediment Friday that includate and future devastated an announcement for ing consequences for our an informational meetstudents, patients, facing Feb. 11 at Nedderulty, staff and the comman Hall, Room 100. munities of Texas.” “Clear, open, and James Spaniolo, Funding cuts for regular communication university president higher education were is essential during times actually less, percentagelike these,” he said in his address. wise, than any other function of On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Pitts, the state, coming in at 7.6 percent R-Waxahachie and House Appro- while all others were slashed bepriations Committee chairman, tween 10 to 24 percent. presented the 82nd Legislature However, Cigarroa pointed out with the first budget draft for the in his letter that Texas universities 2012-2013 biennium. The bill addresses continues on page 7 proposed trimming funding for The Shorthorn senior staff

Student Life

Arlington Hall goes up in smoke for fire safety Safety officials give demo at 7 tonight about how to escape a burning building. By Melanie Gruben

RecycleMania Groups compete in the 10-week competition by weighing their saved paper, plastic and aluminum.

what is recyclemania? It’s an international competition among colleges and universities to promote recycling. The competition lasts 10 weeks. Each week, schools report their recycling and trash information and are ranked accordingly.

By Melanie Gruben The Shorthorn staff

Environmentally-minded teams will compete to see which can recycle the most in the next 10 weeks. The annual RecycleMania competition began yesterday. All residence halls and select apartments with recycling resources will also be joining in their own section of RecycleMania. “We want everyone on campus to recycle more, so we turn in our weight,” recycling coordinator Becky Valentich said. “We want to beef it up a little, so we made it a competition.” The recycling amounts are measured by weight. Every week, each green team, residence hall and participating apartment will weigh their saved paper, plastic and aluminum on 35-pound weights provided by the Office of Sustainability. They then report the weights to the Office of Sustainability weekly. “It could be 40,000 to 60,000 pounds [per month],” Valentich said. Maverick Office Green Teams compete through weight, but recycle continues on page 4



pounds recycled per person at United States Coast Guard Academy, the most of any school in RecycleMania 2010


number of schools participating in RecycleMania 2011


equivalent number of metric tons of carbon dioxide prevented from being released by recycling from RecycleMania 2010

pounds per person at UTA recycled during each of the first two weeks of RecyleMania 2010

in millions, number of pounds recycled in RecycleMania 2010 among all schools


pounds of paper recycled per person at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, the most of any school in RecycleMania 2010



pounds per person at UTA recycled during each of the last eight weeks of RecyleMania 2010

2,541,093 total pounds of recyclables collected by Rutgers University, the most of any school in RecycleMania 2010


pounds of waste recycled by UTA during the ten weeks of RecyleMania 2010 Source:

when and where When: 7 p.m. today Where: Arlington Hall Who: Open to all

The Shorthorn staff

Students shouldn’t be alarmed if they see smoke rising from Arlington Hall tonight. At 7 p.m. Apartment and Residence Life and the Environmental Health and Safety Office will collaborate to teach how to safely navigate a burning building. Residence Life director Mari Duncan said Environmental Health and Safety staff will give a presentation about fire safety

Reduce, Reuse,

in Arlington Hall’s Great Room. Afterward, students will have the chance to navigate a hallway filled with smoke from a smoke machine. “We wanted to make it real as possible to give them the experience so that if they do experience it, they have the skills to get out safely,” she said. “It’s different than escape continues on page 7

feeling the music


Researching ways to help enlistees Grant helps soldiers gain access to non-military social programs. By Edna Horton The Shorthorn staff

Helping the younger generation by promoting resilience before deployment is the goal for an innovative research study in the School of Social Work. Alexa Smith-Osborne, School of Social Work assistant professor and director of the Student Veteran Project, is hoping to expand her research

to members of the 807th medical command in Tarrant County, where troops get medical support prior to deployment. Osborne said the project would support enlistees before, during and after their deployment to determine if they need help before entering higher education. Osborne said they are applying for funding through a Social Work Innovative Community Academic Partnership program [iCAP], a program that aims to improve social services in Tarrant County. “The iCAP program is about in-

novation and this is an innovative approach,” she said. The academic partnership program will eventually fund other programs. Funding is provided by a $300,000 School of Social Work grant awarded by the Amon G. Carter foundation in fall 2010. Sarolyn Morgan, assistant chief social worker for the 807 medical command of the army, met Osborne through an academic partnership program meeting. Morgan had been working with a program that trains resilience continues on page 4

Student Life

Music performance senior Drew Talley practices the xylophone Sunday afternoon in the Fine Arts Building. Tally said he eventually wants to perform in front of people.

Veteran plans 8,000 mile horseback ride Jean Strickler hopes her cross-country journey with veterans will bring sense of self.

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By Vidwan Raghavan The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Aisha Butt

Jean Strickler is going on a horseback expedition across the country to come to terms with her experiences in Iraq. The anthropology sophomore and Iraq veteran is planning an 8,000 mile journey across the United States. She hopes to talk to others with experiences like hers and come to terms with her postwar self, in a program

she calls Questing Veterans. Strickler will take a break from school to begin her three to four year journey on May 17. “I’m just trying to figure out who I am now,” she said. “I’m not the person I was before being in the military and I’m not the same as when I was in Iraq.” Following a discharge from the military due to medical conditions,

she hasn’t been able to deal with her experiences in a proper manner, she said. Strickler decided to travel across the country on horseback along with other veterans, soldiers, or anyone with high intensity jobs as a means to reflect and talk about their mutual experiences. “I’ll be starting in California,” she said. “I’ll be following the Pacific Crest Trail, the American Discovery Trail and the Appalachian Trail.” Strickler said she chose to travel horseback because she wanted to be veterans continues on page 4

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Monday, January 24, 2011


Making bedside better


Today Mostly Sunny • Hi 53°F • Lo 33°F

Nursing student to present senior thesis on breast cancer patient care

Tuesday Partly Sunny • Hi 49°F • Lo 28°F

BY VALLARI GUPTE The Shorthorn staff

Wednesday Sunny • Hi 54°F • Lo 29°F — National Weather Service at

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

FRIDAY DWI At 1:34 a.m., a student was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being pulled over for a traffic stop. The student was charged with DWI and taken to jail. The case was cleared by arrest. THURSDAY DWI At 2:35 a.m., an officer patrolling the Centennial Court Apartments at Mitchell and Cooper streets observed a vehicle traveling at a high speed. The officer determined the driver was intoxicated, arrested him and took him to the Arlington Police Department. The case was cleared by arrest. Criminal Trespass At 8:57 a.m., an officer issued someone at the Central Library a criminal trespass warning and escorted the subject off campus. The case was cleared. Minor Accident At 4:08 p.m., an officer responded to a minor accident involving two student vehicles at 600 W. Mitchell near Lot 49. One student received a citation, and there were no injuries. The case was cleared. Injured Person Medical Assist At 5:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the University Center regarding a student who required medical attention. The student was feeling faint and was transported to the hospital. The case was cleared. WEDNESDAY Injured Person Medical Assist At 8:49 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the University Center because someone was having a seizure. An ambulance took him to a hospital for treatment and the case was cleared.

Nursing senior Ingrid Kelley, a grandmother of three, will present her research on improving breast cancer patient care at the Southern Nursing Research Society conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Barbara Raudonis, College of Nursing associate professor, coauthored Kelley’s pilot study that will be presented Feb. 16-19. As an undergraduate student assistant, Kelley worked with Raudonis at the Genomics Translational Research Lab at UTA. Fatigue symptoms of breast cancer patients and regulatory proteins called cytokines, were studied in order to identify the relation between the two. “Nothing is definitive as yet, but we hope to use the results in order to improve patient care at the bedside�, Kelley said. “If we know the predisposition of the patients, we might be able to make patient recovery easier�. The results of the pilot study “Trajectories of Cytokines and Chemotherapy-related Fatigue in Breast Cancer� will be presented Feb. 20. at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 11th national conference in Los Angeles, Calif. In summer 2010, Kelley worked as an intern recruiting patients for clinical breast cancer trials at the National Institutes of Health clinical research center at Bethesda, Md. “I had the opportunity to interact with different principal investigators on all the current existing studies,� Kelley said. Raudonis encouraged Kelley to apply for the summer internship program and wrote her letters of reference. Kristen Priddy, College of

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Nursing senior Ingrid Kelley is working on her senior thesis, which is about breast cancer. Kelley returned to UTA as an undergraduate student after taking a 20year break from school.

Nursing clinical instructor, taught Kelley Professional Nursing, a pre-nursing course. Priddy said she could pick Kelley out from a 100-student classroom. “Getting to go to NIH [National Institutes of Health] on a scholarship, especially at the undergraduate level, is quite prestigious,� Priddy said. Kelley is a member of the Environmental Society at UTA and Honors College advocate. She said she wants to develop her clinical experience as a registered nurse. Kelley said after she graduates in May she wants to pursue a doctorate through the bachelor’s in nursing to doctorate bridge pro-

gram, BSN to PhD, offered at UTA. “Research is my dream,� she said. Kelley’s daughter, Sunshine Kelley-Kucholtz, is proud of her mother. “It is not a surprise that she is constantly accepting new challenges as she works toward her BSN [Bachelor of Science in Nursing] because she has always been a person willing to take on many tasks and excel in them,� Sunshine said. “I am very blessed to have her as a role model, not only for myself, but for my children as well.�

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Group offers more than weekly bible study Christians on Campus is opening its Bible and time to students by providing flexible worship services. Founded in 1977, the student organization offers a core Bible study Wednesdays at noon on the second floor of the University Center. In order to meet other schedules, small group studies are also available during the week. “We hook up students who have free time,� alumna and volunteer Joanna Wang said. “We have what works with your schedule.� At 6:30 p.m. Saturdays in Pickard Hall, alumni cook dinner for the STUDY TIMES group and Weekly Bible Study: invite a Noon-12:50 p.m. speaker to Wednesday Universiexpand on ty Center 2nd Floor a specific book of the Small Group Bible Bible. Studies: Flexible Actimes and locations cording that fit your schedto Wang, ule Christians on Campus Dinner and Bible encourages Study: 6:30-9:00 all Chrisp.m. Saturday Picktians who ard Hall Room 308 are open to explore the Bible with a group of their peers. “Even if you are not a Christian you are welcome to come,� she said. The group is not assigned to a particular denomination according to Wang. “We don’t really categorize ourselves,� she said. “We hold a common faith. We are just a bunch of Christians who love God.� — Bianca Montes




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Women’s Basketball

Ladyjacks block out Mavs, win 67-63 UTA can’t win by giving up 25 offensive rebounds, says head coach Samantha Morrow. By Travis Detherage The Shorthorn staff

Foul trouble and a shortage of defensive rebounds prevented the Mavericks from beating Stephen F. Austin Saturday afternoon at Texas Hall. The Mavericks gave up 25 offensive rebounds to the Ladyjacks in a 67-63 loss, and head coach Samantha Morrow said giving up that many is ridiculous. “You can’t give up that many rebounds and expect to win,” Morrow said. Things didn’t help when senior forward Shalyn Martin picked up her third foul with 4:42 left in the first half. Martin was able to play a majority of the second half until she recorded her fourth foul with 7:25 left and was sent to the bench. She was able to return to action with 3:49 left. Martin said playing in foul trouble changed the way she played the rest of the game. “I can’t be aggressive, which is how I play,” Martin said. “I can’t go in and rebound and jump in there all over the place like I want to, so being in foul trouble set me back.” Martin finished the game with 18 points, shooting 7-of-13 from the field. She and senior guard Tamara Simmons, who had 16 points in the game, combined to shoot 13-of-28 for the game. The two were huge contributors in the The Shorthorn: Aisha Butt Mavericks’ 51.7 percent shooting second half, but the team still wasn’t able to Freshman guard Malaika Green goes for a layup but gets blocked during the Mavericks 67-63 loss to Stephen F. Austin Saturday afternoon break through against the Ladyjacks. After taking a 47-45 lead with in Texas Hall. The two teams tied seven times during the game and the women’s continues on page 8

Mavericks took the lead in the second half but lost it to the Lumberjacks with 5:16 remaining and never recovered.


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Three-point FGs: 20.8% (5-24) Team Rebounds: 55 (25-30) Blocks: 1 (Drennan) Turnovers: 14 (Ford 4, Davis 4, Berry 2, Four players had 1) Steals: 6 (Six players had 1) UTA Mavericks Player MIN FG-FGA ft-fta O-T Walker 26 3-5 0-2 3-7 Martin 29 7-13 4-5 1-5 Smith 14 3-4 3-3 0-2 Green 23 0-6 0-0 1-1 Simmons 37 6-15 2-2 1-7 3 0-3 0-0 0-0 Taylor DeNure 18 0-3 0-1 0-2 Parker 15 2-4 3-4 2-8 Rodriguez 9 0-4 0-0 0-1 Rhymes 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 Nwanguma 24 3-5 0-1 1-2 Totals 200 24-62 12-18 12-30

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Men’s Basketball

Movin’ Mavs

Mavs ax ‘Jacks, exact revenge in 62-52 win

UTA moves to No. 2 with 3-1 weekend

Team redeems 2010 SLC Tournament exit with road upset of SFA. By Josh Bowe The Shorthorn senior staff

A little more than 10 months ago, Stephen F. Austin ended UTA’s season at the Southland Conference tournament. The loss ended an era for the Mavericks. It was Marquez Haynes, Brandon Long and Tommy Moffitt’s last game in a UTA uniform


— the last key players from the 2008 NCAA tournament team. After the game, head coach Scott Cross said the Mavs had to get tougher — and would get tougher. Consider the Mavericks tougher. UTA got revenge by defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 62-52 in Nacogdoches Saturday night. “I’ve been waiting to play them again since we lost,” junior forward LaMarcus Reed said. “Tonight, it was

personal for me. I can’t speak for everyone else, but it was personal for me.” Reed led all scorers with 16 points and busted out of a small shooting slump. Reed connected on 3-of-4 3-pointers. So far, Reed has only been shooting 33 percent on threes in Southland Conference play, compared to the 37.8 percent he was hitting in the non-conference portion of the schedule. The Mavericks relied on men’s continues on page 8

By Charlie Vann The Shorthorn staff

The Movin’ Mavs went 3-1 in this weekend’s conference tournament in Champaign, Ill., bouncing back from an early loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater to upset the host Illinois Fighting Illini Sunday. The Movin’ Mavs went 2-1 on Saturday, falling to the undefeated Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks in the much

WoMen’s basketball East SLC Overall 5-0 13-5 McNeese State Lamar 3-1 14-4 3-2 11-7 Central Arkansas Northwestern State 2-3 7-11 Southeastern Louisiana 1-3 9-7 1-4 6-12 Nicholls West SLC Overall 11-8 Sam Houston State 5-0 UTSA 4-1 8-10 2-2 5-12 Stephen F. Austin 2-3 5-12 UTA 0-4 5-12 Texas State Texas A&M-CC 0-5 2-16

SLC Results Saturday Stephen F. Austin 67, UTA 63 Lamar 60, Central Arkansas 56 Sam Houston St. 83, TAMU-CC 67 Nicholls 62, SE Louisiana 50 UTSA 69, Texas State 63 McNeese State 68, NW State 49

Men’s basketball

Three-point FGs: 23.1% (3-13) Team Rebounds: 42 (12-30) Blocks: 5 (Martin 2, Nwanguma 2, Simmons) Turnovers: 12 (Green 2, Simmons 2, Parker 2, Six players had 1) Steals: 6 (Martin 4, Rodriguez, DeNure)

Team bounces back from early defeat to take ‘fight’ out of Fighting Illini.


SLC Standings


Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks Player MIN FG-FGA ft-fta O-T A PF Ford 33 7-18 7-8 9-12 0 1 14 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 0 Sawyer Conwright 34 4-11 2-2 4-7 1 2 27 3-19 6-8 0-3 4 3 Marion 25 0-2 0-0 1-6 5 3 Hardy Foy 9 2-3 2-2 2-4 0 1 15 2-5 0-0 2-5 2 3 Alexander Davis 15 0-4 5-7 1-4 1 2 10 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 Berry 11 2-2 0-1 1-1 0 2 Drennan Turner 7 0-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 200 20-69 22-28 25-55 13 17 Totals

Chalk Talk

anticipated matchup. The first half ended tied 31-31, but the Warhawks pulled away in the second half for a 73-58 victory. Senior captain David Wilkes scored 15 points and went 7-of12 on the floor, but it wasn’t enough to beat the No. 1 team in the NWBA Intercollegiate rankings. “Whitewater out-pushed us,” head coach Doug Garner said. Garner said he felt the loss was a learning experience for them. It turned out to be a tiny speed bump that didn’t removin’ continues on page 8

SLC Standings East SLC Overall 3-1 9-9 Lamar McNeese State 3-2 11-7 Northwestern State 3-2 11-9 Nicholls 3-2 9-7 Southeastern Louisiana 2-2


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West SLC Overall UTSA 3-2 9-8 UTA 3-2 9-9 2-2 11-5 Stephen F. Austin Texas State 2-2 7-11 9-9 Sam Houston State 2-3 Texas A&M-CC 2-3 7-12

SLC Results Saturday UTA 62, Stephen F. Austin 52 NW State 87, McNeese St. 77 (OT) Nicholls 66, SE Louisiana 52 TAMU-CC 70, Sam Houston St. 68 UTSA 88, Texas State 84 Lamar 107, Central Arkansas 72


Track teams dash to victory in Sooner Open The men’s track team might have found its 1-2 punch in sprints. Senior All-American Cordero Gray won the 60-meter dash on Saturday, with freshman Clayton Vaughn right behind him in the Sooner Open I in Norman, Okla. This was Vaughn’s first meet of the year. His time of 6.80 seconds was a tick behind Gray, who won the event with a time of 6.74. The women’s track team didn’t disappoint either. Freshman Pamela Vinson impressed by winning the 200meter dash with a time of 25.02. Fellow freshman Breonna Baldwin finished third in the event with a time of 25.26. — Josh Bowe


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Protesting the vote A man throws stones against a UN vehicle during a protest against the Nov. 28 election results in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday. The U.S. State Department said Friday it revoked the visas of about a dozen Haitian officials, increasing pressure on the government to drop its favored candidate from the presidential runoff in favor of a popular contender who is warning of renewed protests if he is not on the ballot.


Series of bombs kills 10 in Iraqi capital BAGHDAD — A series of bombs in and around the Iraqi capital killed 10 people on Sunday, and an intelligence official warned of a campaign to undermine security before a much anticipated meeting of Arab heads of state in March. The senior Iraqi official also said insurgents appeared to be taking advantage of the government’s delay in appointing a new interior minister, who runs the nation’s security forces.

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close to nature. She said a car could not take her into the wilderness like a horse could. Diana Merrill Claussen, alumna and Strickler’s friend, said she was concerned when she heard about the expedition. “But upon remembering where she has been, what she has gone through and what she’s done for the country, I immediately realized she could hold her own,” Claussen said. Claussen said she is very inspired by Strickler’s plan and felt everyone should support it. “We should support her, not only because of the meaning behind what she’s doing, but because she’s a local girl,” she said. When Strickler began looking for a horse that could go the distance, she found a Californian breeder of Australian Stock horses named John Thomson. She went to California and was going to buy a horse but couldn’t because of financial problems. Thomson decided to donate a horse for Strickler’s journey. “For me, it was more of a calling and donating a horse

Israeli inquiry: Flotilla raid, blockade legal JERUSALEM — An Israeli panel on Sunday cleared the military and government of any wrongdoing during last year’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound international flotilla, but the finding appeared unlikely to repair damage to Israel’s standing. Nine pro-Palestinian activists, eight Turkish citizens and a Turkish American, were killed as Israeli commandos boarded one of the ships in the flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, last May 31. The report said the armed defense of Israel’s maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled coastal strip was justified under international law. A wave of international condemnation of the raid forced Israel to ease the blockade. The incident damaged relations with Turkey and led the U.N. chief to order an international investigation. Turkey swiftly condemned Sunday’s report, saying it was “surprised, appalled and dismayed.”


Woman who raised stolen baby surrenders HARTFORD, Conn. — A North Carolina woman who raised a child kidnapped 23 years ago from a New York hospital surrendered to authorities on a probation violation charge Sunday, days after a widely publicized reunion between the biological mother and the daughter taken from her as a baby. Ann Pettway surrendered Sunday morning to the FBI and Bridgeport police on a warrant from North Carolina, where she’s on probation because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement, FBI supervisory special agent William Reiner said.

Resilience continued from page 1

two individuals per military unit to help soldiers cope with thoughts of suicide and suicide prevention. Morgan and Osborne began talking about the Student Veteran Project and brainstorming ways they could help new enlistees. The research would pair new enlistees with a case manager who would follow them throughout their military career. The soldiers would have access to outside social services that are not military related. “We have programs already in place for them, but they are through the military,” Morgan said. “The ca-

Study finds limited learning in college A new study provides disturbing answers to questions about how much students actually learn in college — for many, not much — and has inflamed a debate about the value of an American higher education. The research of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.


UT scientists seek means to burn coal cleanly AUSTIN, Texas — In a four-story test plant just behind a warehouse-like research building in north Austin, University of Texas researchers are hoping for a revolutionary breakthrough to the question of how to continue to burn coal without contributing to global warming. The mini power plant, only big enough to theoretically power a few homes, pipes carbon dioxide in and captures it with the aid of some fancy stack filters and a variety of solvents.

Recycle continued from page 1

the apartment and residence halls section is also judged based on their promotion of the event and a final project they put together, Valentich said. “Each community put together a scrapbook that compiled what they did for RecycleMania’s 10-week period,” said Residence Life director Mari Duncan, describing previous years’ procedure.

was the right thing to do,” he said. He said the expedition would have plenty of therapeutic value for Stickler and other participating veterans. Thomson plans to ride along for the parts of the trail within California. “I’m a school teacher as well and have time off in the summer,” he said. “I’ll be going with her to see if everything is fine.” He said veterans have a shared experience that civilians do not understand and talking to each other about it would help them cope. In order to get accustomed to horses, Strickler began working at a ranch where she helps care for them. “My experience with horses was sporadic at best,” she said. “It’s good to have experience with all different kinds of animals.” She also began training for the expedition by taking physical education courses this semester. Claussen said the journey is a good way for Strickler to grow and learn. “I think she’s a woman of great strength and courage and am honored to know her and support her ventures.”

The Shorthorn: Aisha Butt

Anthropology sophomore Jean Strickler was deployed and spent 15 months in Iraq. Since then she has worked at Stone Canyon Ranch and plans to begin a journey across the United States as a Questing Veteran on May 17 starting in Bakersfield, California. Questing Veterans is a horse ride voyage across the country where veterans can share experiences to readapt to civilian life.

Vidwan Raghavan

“We have programs already in place for them, but they are through the military. The cadets will not use them because it will go on record and they fear the backlash it may cause.” Sarolyn Morgan, assistant chief social worker for the 807 medical command of the army as 18-24. She said this is the age where most of the soldiers have emotional issues. “These are people who are your next-door neighbors, that go to class with you everyday,” she said. Morgan said having a university help provide research would be nothing but positive because outside support would encourage participants to seek the help they need. “People in the military love hearing that the military is not paying for it,” she said. “It would be a dream come true for giving support

to soldiers.” Stefan Ateek, director of the academic partnership program and adjunct social work professor, said the program will eventually fund three other programs in the Tarrant County area. He said whatever decision is made, Osborne and Morgan’s research would still find funding. “The whole idea of almost everything we do is an innovative and collaborative effort,” he said.

“This year they have the op- at the machine, and when tion with their scrapbook to they put recyclables into it, their residence hall will be turn in a video.” Duncan added that, along awarded points. Last year, Lipscomb Hall with recycling weight, scrapwon the UTA book and video, residence hall residence teams RecycleMania competition. can be judged Lipscomb’s based on how residence hall participants much their resiwinners received an endents use the graved reward Pepsi Dream • 2010 Lipscomb Hall • 2009 Brazos House plaque and Machines on • 2008 Trinity House $350 for their campus, one of hall, which they which is located spent on a Wii in the University Center by the information for resident use and dorm desk. Students can register programs.

“Residents use it a lot,” Lipscomb office assistant Glory Ehiogu said. “A lot of residents get to appreciate [how] the hard work paid off.” Ehiogu said she is confident that Lipscomb Hall will win again. “I think we have a lot of residents that are interested and motivated,” Ehiogu said. Lipscomb Hall has recycling bins throughout and outside its building.

dets will not use them because it will go on record and they fear the backlash it may cause.” Morgan said many soldiers will not accept social help from the military because they believe it will hurt their career or they may be stigmatized. She said through the program they will have a neutral source to talk to, it won’t show up on their records, and they will be able to talk about any personal struggles or problems they might have. Morgan said the research would help soldiers as young

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Define Yourself

Use it so we don’t lose it The Reflection Room is now open and shouldn’t be left unused

We, not our astrological signs, create our personalities


JOSE ENRIQUEZ Enriquez is a journalism junior and copy editor for The Shorthorn. Join the discussion by commenting at There is no doubt that anyone can remain unchanged by such an adjustment. For years, we have entrusted that these signs have defined who we are better than we can. We allow mystics or astrologers to define how we should behave and interact with various people and situations. Post after post, people were claiming that they will never be Leo because they have always been Virgo, using signs as a definition of their life.

In reality, we should all take a step back and realize that these signs may have some relation to our behaviors, but we are defined by our own interests. We develop our personalities by what we surround ourselves with. A large portion of one’s personality comes from upbringing and is further developed with age and experience. Despite this, people in different cultures allow their lives to be ruled by what a horoscope claims is right. These signs are so minute in comparison to our everyday lives and how we choose to live. They do not define who you are, only supplement. You decide who you are. In the future, we need to learn to separate ourselves from ideas that attempt to rule our every move and thought. Get up, get out and explore to find and define yourself instead of allowing someone who has never met you to do so. Do it for you.

Age is nothing but a number After years away, a student returns and offers a different perspective on campus life


alk about impromptu road trips. One morning in April I am having breakfast in Austin with my significant other and by noon I find myself in the car heading toward Arlington. None of this would be out of the ordinary except I am 52 years old, and this trip would change my life. It seemed like only minutes later that I walked into the office of Melinda Long, who would become my adviser in the Communication Department, to inquire about returning to get a degree and her thoughts on the process. An hour in Long’s office and a visit to Davis Hall to apply for admission and I was a student again. This time my children were all grown, I had money and I was as free as any twenty-something. As a part of the college experience, I’d always wanted to live in a residence hall and decided to do just that. I am not exactly intimidated by twenty-somethings — I have children from 18 to 31 years old who are all in college at various Texas universities. This time I would make the best grades ever, and the race was on to see which of us would be first to get our degree. At my age, there is not much room for another ‘do-over’, so this one counts – and I like being first. Most students go to college first, get married, have children and then launch their careers. I’m working my life with a new angle: to finish what I started and show these twenty-somethings about the work ethic of older students, so when they graduate and eventually get

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or years, astrologers have defined people based on stars. They have guided and advised people in regards to what and why they like certain things. As we discover our signs, there is a tendency to live by the stars and their meanings. The first read of a horoscope defines a reader’s character. We think to ourselves, “Yup, that’s me.” Minneapolis professor Parke Kunkle shocked the world when he claimed that a 13th horoscope existed. Until recently, people have grown accustomed to 12 signs that defined who they were and why. Social media websites blew up with people claiming devotion to a sign that defined their personalities since birth. To be completely convinced that connections don’t exist would be impractical. It’s amazing, however, how a small change in astrology could incite such passion in people in relation to character.


to hire others, they will see my kind in a different light and be less apt to automatically hire from their own age group. After I was admitted, I applied for and was assigned a residence hall — the Soviet-style monument called Trinity House. I wondered if I would be accepted there by the younger generation. Would they think I would ruin their party and become their nagging surrogate parent? Somewhere near the end of my first week in the House, I felt I was an unexpected ‘guest.’ When I was bringing in some things from my car, a student asked me if I was still moving my child in. When I replied that I was the child I was moving in, his face went pale and he announced a quiet “awkward.” We both had a good laugh and formally introduced ourselves. My dorm-mates’ faces began to light up when I shared a home-cooked meal of spaghetti or chicken soup with matzo balls. Free food is currency around here. The way I saw it, one never knows when one might need a favor. Students who initially censored themselves in my presence began to open up and speak comfortably. As classes began, my naivete on technology became obvious. UTA didn’t use technology the last time I was here and now I was getting a rude awakening. For example, in my news editing class, I was expected to have emerged from my mother’s womb with a laptop attached to my umbilical cord knowing exactly


SANDY KURTZMAN Kurtzman is an organizational communication senior and photographer for The Shorthorn. Join the discussion by commenting at how to use a layout and design software whose name I couldn’t spell. Having gone through nearly every technology department on campus, I found the Digital Media Studio and enrolled in an Adobe InDesign class. Students who found themselves initially ‘stuck’ in a group with me appreciated that I pulled my weight and they did not need to hold my hand to get the projects completed. I amazed other students by announcing new websites, software and techie gadgets that they didn’t know about. Dorm-mates admired my tenacity to choose studying over going to see a free campus movie or going out to dinner — especially when they saw my grades. A few students changed their routines, began studying with me and saw their grades improve as well. I refused to give up and threw more effort into classes, eventually earning a 3.8 GPA. This semester builds more on what I started in the fall, and I feel I have my bearings finally. I am enjoying every minute. School is less trouble and fewer students gawk at me as I pass. Even my adviser beams like a proud parent at my success.

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A room dedicated to meditation and reflection opened on campus this semester. Student Congress resolutions calling for what is now the Reflection Room in Hammond Hall, Room 132M, took three years to pass. Considering the time it took to get this room, UTA community members should start reaping its benefits. In 2007, a Student Congress senator wrote a resolution calling for a prayer room for UTA’s Muslim community. The Student Congress Community Affairs Committee correctly shot it down because had it passed, it would have been UTA, a state institution, supporting a religion. The second time around, in 2008, another senator took up the cause with a resolution calling for a silence/reflection room where occupants could pray if they choose. No one on the committee supported this resolution. They also correctly determined that one room wouldn’t fit all religions and that it’s still an issue of UTA supporting a religion. The third time was the charm. In 2009, a new author got it right. In the third resolution the author called for a room with no racial nor religious affiliations. It passed. We’ve got some motivated students, to say the least. In the past three years, Student Congress gave its members a glimpse of what goes on when larger governing bodies consider controversial measures, and it accomplished a feat by getting students to respond to its actions and fostering a conversation. Now, we should reflect. Use the room or risk losing it. UTA is tight on space for the many deserving and eager organizations and departments on campus. UTA chose to dedicate this space for relaxation and quiet. We should appreciate having a reflection room. If the room is inspected for efficient use of space and doesn’t meet standards, it could be reassigned. More importantly, this could be an opportunity to learn. Visiting the room will put you in the midst of cultures seen all over the world. You could learn about their traditions and how they unwind. That’s what the room’s for — unwinding. There’s no other place on campus for many to collectively take a deep breath, reflect and just relax. We’re a fast-paced society. Slow down. Bring friends. You might even connect with peers on another level. Expand on that, and you might see a less tense UTA. — The Shorthorn editorial board

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already absorbed 41 percent of the state’s 5 percent reduction in early 2010, despite only accounting for 12 percent of the total than somebody losing their job,� he said. “Sure, people are going budget. “We cannot continue to absorb to yell about any of these things, cuts without directly and nega- but again, my big goal would be to not lose a job.� tively impacting all Student Congress whom we serve,� he President Aaron Resaid in the statement. “If we just sit sendez said he is Allan Saxe, politi- back and watch meeting with univercal science associate sity administration professor, said this is it happen, one of the more dif- they’re obviously officials today to finalize plans to meet with ficult financial situa- going to keep students to discuss tions UTA has seen budget concerns. since he became a cutting higher “Our first event professor in 1965. education,� is coming up pretty “This could be, soon,� he said. “With perhaps, the worst, Aaron Resendez everybody not knowbut there’s been other Student Congress president ing what the legislatough times,� he said. tive session will hold, Saxe expressed it’s good for our comconfidence in UTA’s administration to make good munity to know how our leaders choices and said he hopes the are working toward addressing the economic shortfall.� focus is kept on saving jobs. Resendez will travel with a six“I would hope the university would look at every way to save person delegation from UTA to money without eliminating jobs,� Austin in late February to meet he said. “If it means larger classes, with lawmakers. He said students so be it. If it means less health who want to make a difference should contact their representabenefits, so be it. Eliminating jobs should be the tives immediately. “If we just sit back and watch very, very last resort,� he said. “It will lower morale terribly on cam- it happen, they’re obviously going to keep cutting higher education,� pus and that’s not good.� Saxe said he would suspend he said. faculty travel and cut salaries across the board by 1 or 2 percent if necessary. J.C. DERRICK “It’s a last resort, but it’s better


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just going through a presentation. You get to experience it in a safe way, a controlled way.� After the simulation, free drinks and pizza will be offered. Any student may attend and can bring nonstudent guests as well. “I attended one last year,� Arlington Hall resident assistant Victoria Ehiogu said. “It went well. The simulation, where you had to escape, was really cool. You have to crawl, get down on the floor. Most of the smoke is in the air, so you need to be down on the base. You need to be familiar with the area and feel the walls.� Ehiogu said about half of the Arlington Hall residents are interested in the event and the other half think they’ve already learned fire safety or don’t need to know it. Aerospace engineering freshman Karry Shea said he wasn’t interested in sitting through another fire safety demonstration. “I’ve been through enough elementary school fire safety demonstrations to know how to escape a burning building,� Shea said. “I guess you would call it common sense. I know how to not start a fire.� Chemistry freshman Fawwaz Raji said he’s interested in attending the event. “It sounds fun and it’s a good way to know how to escape a fire if ever the chance arises,� he said.

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UTA 70, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 63 UTA Mavericks Player FG-FGA Ingram 4-8 Reed 4-7 Edwards 2-3 Gay 3-5 White-Miller 1-1 Richardson 2-8 Williams 2-3 Smith 0-0 Catlett 1-5 Reves 1-1 Totals 20-41

REB 4 8 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 3 28

PTS 14 16 6 7 2 6 5 0 4 2 62

MIN 31 34 16 27 16 20 13 6 24 13 200

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Player FG-FGA REB PTS Williams 3-11 5 8 Prewster 3-9 11 10 Glynn 3-9 5 6 Gardner 0-1 0 0 Bostic 4-12 0 9 Olatayo 3-5 0 7 Cutler 0-1 0 0 Downing 1-3 0 3 Gomillia 2-2 1 4 Scott 2-3 1 5 Totals 21-56 31 52

MIN 38 37 32 16 34 9 1 10 14 9 200

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Reed down the stretch after the Mavericks tried to expand on their 30-25 first half lead. Reed wasn’t alone as junior forward Bo Ingram strung together another strong game with 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting. “Our losses this year brought us together as a team,” Ingram said of his recent play. “I know we took a lot of punishment after those hard losses. Now, in conference we’re getting it done in every aspect of the game.” The duo also combined for 12 rebounds that were important because Cross went with a smaller lineup, where Ingram played a lot of center, and freshman guard Darius Richardson played power forward. Stephen F. Austin still won the rebounding battle 31-28. “We went with the small lineup for the majority of the game,” Cross said. “It shows their toughness when they have

HOW THE MAVERICKS WON GAME BALLER LaMarcus Reed, UTA: The Mavs leading scorer had been in a mini-slump but broke out for 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting and 3-of-4 from three. GAME FLOW 1st Half: UTA 30-25 If it weren’t for turnovers and offensive rebounds, UTA might have had a double-digit lead going into half. The Mavericks shot 60 percent and held Stephen F. Austin to 44 percent. The Lumberjacks had five more shots and nine offensive rebounds in the first half. 2nd Half: UTA 62-52 The Mavericks continued their steady offense, running the ball through Cameron Catlett and getting Bo Ingram and LaMarcus Reed good looks as they carried the Mavs. The defense continued to stifle Stephen F. Austin and UTA clinched the game at the free throw line. IT WAS OVER WHEN... Bo Ingram made two free throws with 58 seconds left to give the Mavs an insurmountable 56-46 lead. QUOTABLE Head coach Scott Cross: “That’s the one thing when we went out and wanted to do — recruit tough guys. I think we found some really, really tough guys.”

to go down and battle with bigger and stronger guys that are more experienced.” The Mavericks held the Lumberjacks to only 37.5 percent shooting, while UTA shot 48.8 percent. UTA overwhelmed Stephen F. Austin in the first half by shooting over 60 percent. Even with a poor shooting second half, the Mavericks never let the Lumberjacks get into any sort of rhythm. “That’s where the defense comes in. Every time there’s a timeout, we’re telling our guys that every possession counts,” Cross said. “Every possession can win or lose you the ball game. We were locked in, for the most part.” UTA was especially locked in on Eddie Williams. The senior guard has haunted the Mavericks’ dreams the last few years, including the tournament game last year. Williams scored 22 points and went 5-of7 from three in that game last March. On Saturday night, Reed

guarded Williams and made sure he wouldn’t have a repeat performance. Williams finished the night with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting from the floor. “That’s all we hear. It’s always ‘Eddie Williams this’ and ‘Eddie Williams that,’” Reed said. “We wanted to go out there and make a statement, first of all for our coach. We wanted everyone to know that people should be talking about us and not talking about him.” A problem in the last few games, UTA closed out the game by making its free throws. UTA went 14-of-16 at the charity stripe compared to Stephen F. Austin’s 3-of-7 mark. The Mavericks’ last made field goal came with 5:35 remaining — a layup from junior guard Bradley Gay. UTA finished the game making its last 10 free throws, shutting down any possible Stephen F. Austin comeback.

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ally slow them down, as they racked up back-to-back wins on Saturday over Southwest Minnesota State 59-43 and Edinboro 68-43 before upsetting the Fighting Illini 70-51. The Mavs went in looking to break the season tie with Illinois and that’s just what they did. Wilkes scored 31 points, sophomore John McPhail scored 18 points, and sophomore Jorge Sanchez scored 15 during the game. “It’s a big win, we beat them by 19 points,” McPhail said. “They were missing a few of their players, but we weren’t focusing on that, we were focused on our own game. We came out strong, took the lead early and just never looked back.” The Mavs needed to win on Sunday after losing the first game to Wisconsin-

Whitewater. Now, momentum has been restored after taking down the defending champions in their own backyard. “I think we all played as a team this weekend,” Sanchez said. “We were having some problems in practice playing as a team, but I thought we definitely got together and fought it off together.” After their 3-1 weekend, the Movin’ Mavs moved into the No. 2 spot in the Intercollegiate Division rankings. McPhail turned over a new leaf in the turnover game, averaging two turnovers a game this weekend, compared to the four or five a game he averaged beforehand. McPhail attributes the successful weekend to his improvement in being a leader. “Controlling the tempo, getting people into the game and trying to run the offense has played a part in improving my ability on the court,” he said.

HOW THE MAVERICKS LOST GAME BALLER Ladyjacks senior Jordan Ford had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. GAME FLOW 1st Half: Stephen F. Austin 30-23 Scoring was hard for the Mavericks and Ladyjacks as both teams finished the first half with a combined 18-of-69 shooting from the field. Making a 3-pointer was difficult, too. Both teams combined to shoot 2-of-21. With seven ties and two lead changes, the score was close throughout, but the Ladyjacks went on a 10-3 run with 3:07 left to go up at the half 30-23. 2nd Half: Stephen F. Austin 67-63 The Mavericks made 51.7 percent of their shots while the Lumberjacks shot 33.3 percent. But the Mavericks only held the lead once at 47-45 with 8:58 remaining. After that, the Lumberjacks went on a 16-2 run to go up by 12 with 5:16 left. The Mavericks would cut it to three with 13 seconds left but Ford sealed the game with a free throw. IT WAS OVER WHEN... Ford made a free throw on the front end of a one-andone to go up by four with nine seconds. QUOTABLE Senior guard Tamara Simmons: “We just all need to get on the same page and if we do that, we will be fine.”

With a win over their rivals, the Mavs have a new bit of confidence moving forward into the weeks ahead leading toward the championship tournament. They set out to beat Illinois and achieved that goal. The bench also played a big role in the tournament, especially against Southwest Minnesota State. “It’s the first time that I’ve been here that the bench has come out and played a really good game,” Garner said. Senior Anthony Pone went 10-of-14 on the floor against Southwest Minnesota State by scoring 21 points. Sanchez went 6-of-8 for 14 points and junior Juan Soto scored six in helping secure the win. The Mavs were able to play their offensive game with patience and were able to shoot the ball well most of the tournament. CHARLIE VANN

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8:58 remaining in the second half, the Mavericks let the Ladyjacks go on a 16-2 run that put them up by 12 with 5:16 remaining. Martin said every time the Mavericks got close, the Ladyjacks would pull away. “We could never get a good run on them, and if we went on a run they would have a run of their own, so it just felt like we could never get over that hump against them,” she said. The Mavericks went on a 15-5 run to get the score to 66-63 with 13 seconds left, but Ladyjacks senior forward Jordan Ford made one of two free throws to go up by four with nine seconds left. Simmons said the team needs to play with a sense of urgency if they want to start winning games. “We just all need to get on the same page and if we do that, we will be fine,” Simmons said.




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