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March 6, 2007

'State Fair' glows with theatrical aura by Steven Reckinger Copy Editor

Rodgers' and Hammerstein's "State Fair," the only musical they initially wrote for the silver screen, was UCO School of Music's second production this season. Compared to last semester's "Saturday Night," this centennial 'project' outshined in both acting and stage direction. Then again, with Rodgers and Hammerstein II being the godfathers of the American musical, it's difficult to expect anything less in terms of quality. Set in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1946, a farming family explores what life is like outside routine work by attending the annual state fair. The son and daughter unexpectedly find love, while the parents enter their produce and livestock in contests. The audience gets a glimpse of the innocence that surrounds family values. Love triangles develop and many hearts are broken, but by the time the final curtain is drawn, the sentimentality of its conclusion provides the audience with a sense of liberation. Like most Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, the drama usually turns out splendidly in the end, offering a breath of fresh air for the audience. Those relationships that were destined to be doomed from the first thrive and the ones the audience expects to work go in another direction.

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Cast members finish a musical numbei during the 'State Fair' production in Mitchell Hall Theater March 3.

The characters are the typical classic theatrical fare, the standard variety that tends to undergo dramatic situations helping them grow and devel-

Scholarship established in memory of student by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer

Grandparents of Kecia DeAnn Stevens, 2005 UCO graduate, have established a scholarship in her memory at the UCO Foundation to help assist a student currently in UCO's Nursing Program. Stevens, 24, of Olive, Oklahoma, was killed Jan. 31 in a car wreck that occurred on Highway 33 in Payne County due to icy conditions. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Judith Hill, who died three days after the accident from her injuries, Nobles said. Stevens' grandparents, Bill and Dena Harris, established the Kecia DeAnn Stevens Memorial Scholarship endowment with a personal contribution and are working with the College of Mathematics and Science to raise additional funds, said Adrienne Nobles, director of Public Relations and Marketing for the UCO Foundation. To be eligible for the Kecia DeAnn Stevens Memorial Scholarship, students must be admitted to the UCO Nursing Program and will be awarded based on financial needs and demonstrative leadership skills, said Beverly Endicott, director of Development for the College of Mathematics and Science. Endicott said, the student is then selected by a committee within the Nursing Program consisting of nursing faculty. The scholarship

will be awarded this spring and will take effect fall 2007. "Many of her friends and family have already donated to the endowment and a direct mail is going out to her classmates that will go towards the scholarship," Endicott said. "As the funds grow, because an endowment continues to grow, we hope it will serve more students, but this year we only have enough for one student." According to Nobles, Stevens' grandparents described their granddaughter as a witty, bubbly and intelligent young woman who was fulfilling her dream of working in obstetrics through her nursing position at Cushing Medical Center. In the Feb. 28 press release, Nobles quoted her grandparents in regard to their granddaughter. "She absolutely loved UCO," said Bill Harris. "We feel like she was quite successful there. She made good grades and was the treasurer of her nursing class. This scholarship is a good way to remember her." Nursing is a passion that runs in the Stevens family. Stevens' younger sister, Kyndal, is applying for admission into UCO's Nursing Program. "The Harris' said they saw through their granddaughter's experience how rigorous the nursing program is at UCO," Nobles said. "Students must devote all their time and attention to class, practicum and studying, and many must take

op. The love interests of the siblings, played by Ryan Steer and Savannah White, aren't particularly majestic as far as staged innovation is concerned, but

the actors' charisma, especially through song, helps set them apart from one-dimensional fluff. With an Oscar-winning song, the score to "State Fair"

is a memorable one. Although the musical numbers aren't on the same level as classic productions like "Oklahoma!" and "The Sound of Music,"

they certainly possess enough charm to stick in one's head until the next musical is scheduled. Haley Jane Pierce, who portrayed Margy, has a beautiful voice that helped the awardwinning song, "It Might as Well Be Spring," a grand spectacle. Other notable pieces are "You Never Had It So Good," sung by Savannah White, and the play's anthem "Our State Fair," performed by the company. Greg White, the director and producer of the play, mastered the ability of creating a vivid and dynamic world on stage, occupied with passersby performing a variety of activities like kissing or carrying a human-sized teddy bear. There became times when the stage was fully dominated by large crowds of actors, singing and dancing in a remarkable display. Truly a sight to behold for any musical enthusiast who anticipates the fantastic quality of stage direction. Set designer Christopher Domanski provides yet another impressive and effective arrangement. Occupied with the front frame of a farmhouse, carnival games, a judging booth, and a dance setup, many of them were utilized with a rotating stage to present a more inventive system. Several were simplistic in nature, but proved to be secondary within the amount of detail of everything else.

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NY Times reporter issues warning by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer

If students, faculty or staff walked into New York Times reporter Tom Zeller's keynote address March 2 in the Nigh University Ballroom expecting to hear about the wildly popular social website MySpace, they probably left half disappointed. While he did talk about "a place for friends" and its rival Facebook, Zeller's address, "Is this really MySpace if the Kecia DeAnn Stevens world is watching," was more out loans to pay for their educa- of a warning. According to by Vista photographer Alex Gambill tion because there is very little Zeller, too many people use Tom Zeller, NY Times reporter, speaks about the danger of posting time to have an outside job." videos and other items on the Internet. see NY Times, page 3 For that particular reason, Stevens' grandparents specifically wanted this scholarship to go to a nursing student who demonstrates a strong financial need. According to the press release, "I think Kecia would have wanted this," Dena varying activities and offices discussed at a student life by Aaron Wright Harris said. "She develwill receive a ranking based retreat, and that it was a comStaff Writer oped strong friendships with on a pre- determined scale. mon program in other univerher fellow students and nursing Factors con- sity's student life programs. instructors. It impacted her in A new program is being sidered in The transcripts can be a big way, and she went on to launched this week from the the rank- attached, as an official UCO impact a lot of people too." Depai tinent of Student Life. ing include document, to scholarship appli"The Nursing Program The Student Development respon- cations, honorary associations meant a lot to Kecia and this Transcript @ UCO is a docuor employment applications. is why they wanted to establish ment that will verify the activi"We do know that employers the scholarship," Endicott said. ties students are involved are looking for certain types of Contributions are being with, said Cole Stanley, assisskills," said Stanley. He said the accepted to increase the amount tant vice president for the office received feedback from of the scholarship. To make a Office of Student Affairs. employers that recruit at UCO. donation to this endowed schol"We'll be looking at camStudents can complete and arship, contact Beverly Endicott pus involvement, campus add information to their forms in the College of Mathematics community and community in the Student Organization and Science Development involvement," said Stanley. Office in Rm. 150 of the Office at 974-3563. When students enter their sibility of o f f i c e information onto the form, staff and time commitment. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at see Campus, page 3 members will verify it. The Stanley said the idea was Igillum@thevistaonline.com .

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor:

ent. Next time, write a letter.

I am saddened when I read, about censorship in history books. I am appalled, however, when I read about it today's newspapers. When 4,000 copies of The Vista go missing in one day, what else can a reader think but that censorship is alive and well? The First Amendment and our state constitution guarantee freedom of the press. This means not only allowing people to produce a paper but also to distribute it. When copies are thrown away, hidden or destroyed, the content of that newspaper is lost. Those people are effectively censored. If students are upset with articles they see in a newspaper, the answer is more speech, more discussion, more debate. It is never censorship. It is unbelievable that censorship exists in America in 2007. It is even more disheartening that it's happening in an academic environment, where an understanding for these basic First Amendment principles should be pres-

Jenny Redden OSU journalism junior

Dear Editors, I was disheartened to hear about the on-campus censorship of your Feb. 15 issue. As assistant managing editor for The Daily O'Collegian at OSU, I understand the decisions made while selecting news stories. Editors must decide what news best suits the audience. I applaud your choice to run the article about the Acacia Fraternity arrest because it is a journalist's responsibility to inform readers. By running this article, The Vista practices its First Amendment right of freedom of the press. Since arrest records are a public record, privacy is forfeited when the law is broken. It is unfortunate that students were unable to read this article because it not only informs students about issues within their city but also serves as a warning to other students and adults who serve alcohol to underage students.

Rhiannon Mako News-editorial journalism junior Oklahoma State University

Dear Editor,

I recently heard that 4,000 copies of your paper were thrown away after you reported on the enforceDear Editor, ment of the new Social Host Ordinance. I hope this blaI couldn't help but laugh tant attempt to censor your when I saw that 4,000 of publication only increases your papers had been sto- your desire to continue to len. The thieves no doubt cover this topic. thought that it would be a good way to keep people It's amazing that educated from reading news they people still believe in cenwould prefer no one else sorship rather than the open knew about it. Instead, they exchange of ideas. The have only managed to make media have a responsibilthe story even more news- ity to report on important worthy. events within the community, including crime and law Now, the story that would enforcement. I hope you have most likely been lim- can use this opportunity to ited to just UCO or Edmond teach people how important will reach a much wider a free press is to society audience. Censors have and that censors only draw been facing this problem attention to the speech they forever. Where they want- want silenced. ed to keep something from being seen they only suc- Thank you for reporting ceed in giving the story a the truth and informing the wider audience. They would community. Good luck have been much better off as you continue to exerjust suffering through the cise your First Amendment bad press instead of trying rights to censor the paper. Jason Roy Brent Parkey OSU Journalism Junior Broadcast Production Senior Oklahoma State

Dear Editor:

of one another.

As an Oklahoma State University, journalism senior, I was outraged to hear that hundreds of your university's papers were mysteriously thrown away. This form of blatant censorship shows the little knowledge of the perpetrator.

Emily Jack OSU Journalism and Broadcasting Senior

The First Amendment gives us the freedom of press, meaning we may print AND distribute materials we deem important or newsworthy.

When discussing a student from uco you should not bash a student that has done so much for school and community. Nathan Woolard is a role model for all students at UCO as former president of the student body and the 2006 homecoming king along with keeping an almost perfect grade point average. IF you want to do a story why dont you do a story of all the dropout drugies that are making our campus look bad. your story showed just how low an editor can get. you are a discrace to the University...

In addition, the First Amendment protects the publication of truthful information about matters of public concern. Clearly, this was a matter of public concern - bringing city laws to UCO's campus. There is no reason to stop the distribution of a paper, even if it contains information that goes against the grain of society. Instead of censoring the paper's mission to inform, let's have more speech to debate the topic at hand. The more speech used means the more we are educated on multiple viewpoints. That can only help bring people together with better understanding

Editor:

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NY TIMES from page 3 the Internet without realizing that doing so leaves a traceable record, accessible to anybody who finds it lying around. To illustrate, Zeller recounted how he and his colleagues had tracked down an elderly woman from Georgia using a record of her Internet searches, which were posted online for public access. When the reporters contacted the woman, whose name was Thelma Arnold, she was understandably concerned and surprised. "She said, 'my goodness, it's my whole personal life. I had no idea there was someone looking over my shoulder,"' Zeller said. They are watching and saving everything, Zeller said, and any time a person searches the Internet, writes a blog, or enters a profile on Facebook, they're carving such data into stone. "Whether for posterity or profit, there are real reasons to keep this informa-

tion around," Zeller said. According to Zeller, students and others who use social sites like MySpace and Facebook are publishing, whether they realize it or not, information that will probably exist long after the writer is dead and gone. In fact, Zeller noted young people today havemore ofchance of their pasts jumping up and biting them when they interview for jobs or take highly-visible positions following graduation. Zellersaid high-profile figures like President Bush, Bill Clinton and Senator Barak Obama, all admitted "bad boys" in their younger days, were able to succeed despite all of their past discretions for one simple reason. "We didn't see a partying George, a smoking Bill or a snorting Barak," Zeller said. So, what about a college student who videotapes himself lip syncing Britney Spears while he's naked and slurring like a

wino and then posts the clip on YouTube, but then removes the clip the next morning when he's sober? He'd be okay then, right? "The odds are very good that it's been copied somewhere, by someone," Zeller said. "There really is no such thing as 'my space, 'anywhere on the Internet." As Zeller voiced his concerns about young people and others not reading user agreements when they put information online, he said he was more worried about where we'll be in the next 10 to 20 years, a view one might expect from a reporter who covered "the dark side of the Internet" for several years before becoming a news blogger. "I don't want to discourage anyone from using the Internet," Zeller said, "but I doubt anybody could at this point." Zeller's speech was the culmination of UCO's fourth annual American Democracy Day, which wrapped up the morning before the reporter's 1 p.m. address.

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tion of the show. Nevertheless, it didn't stale the performance of the cast and that's what really matters in the world of art. UCO School of Music had a genuine hit with "State Fair," in honorofOklahoma'sCentennial. Although "Oklahoma!" would

CAMPUS from page 1 Nigh University Center. A new student coordinator starts today. Stanley said he would like to eventually have the information on the website. Information sessions about the new program. will be held on March /Na. Ch 8, March 14, March 15, and March 29 at 1

p.m. and 4 p.m. in NUC Rm. 137. "We want to be able to paint the best picture of you guys to help them," said Stanley. Aaron Wright can be reached at awright@thevistaonline.com .

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Ever since. Facebook started adding new features . months back, we've heard gripes from "elitists" who don't like the idea of the online social network being open to their loser high school brother, or the News Feed telling all their friends what time they go to the bathroom. Reckinger can be reached at Steve However, creator Mark sreckinger@thevistaonline.com . Zuckerberg seems to have overlooked one major drawback to Facebook becoming available to everyone that is sure to reignite talks of mutiny, and that's the army of pets that have recently signed on and set up profiles of their own, flooding the network with ridiculously cute profile pictures and bad grammar. Disgruntled Facebook user Caleb Beavers, whose dog Tucker "Woofers" McGee set up a Facebook profile months ago, is concerned about the number of pets his dog is -Cole Stanley interacting with on the Web. "All these dogs and cats keep asking to be his friend, and I don't know where the hell they're all coming from," he said. Woofers, whose interests include "peenut" butter and getting stuck behind the futon, has 37 Facebook friends. Eleven of which are non-human, including two German Shepherds, a ferret, a gerbil and a bunny rabbit. He said he is interested in men and is looking for "whatever I can get." "They're just looking for love," said Kellen Hodgeson,

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animal behavior expert and proud owner of several pets including a spider monkey named Mr. Jingletimes and a 7-year-old goldfish that remains namelegs-." "You can't always tell everything by sniffing a butt. By reading her profile, dogs can tell if he's going to be able to stand the female dog long enough to mate, because they're not really looking for life partners. He's only going to need to be there for about two minutes. Maybe less." When asked if he was interested in meeting new animals on Facebook, Hodgeson replied, "Yes I would. I would give them a walk, or, you know, a bath. Maybe scratch behind the ears, but that's where I draw the line." People, please monitor your pet's Internet usage. Without close supervision, it's impossible to know what sites they're viewing and who they're talking to. It's recently become common knowledge that crafty predators, like dogcatchers and cheetahs, trawl online message boards in disguise to meet new prey. Scientists say Facebook use is a gateway to much more serious Internet addiction, which is at an all-time high among pets. I think one of the major reasons for this problem is that pets just aren't spending enough time outdoors these days. We give them these high-trans-fat biscuits, and then they sit inside

all day `blogging and buying things like choke collars (if they're into that sort of thing) on eBay. And people wonder why these 2701b. terriers keep showing up on "Maury." This is a national health crisis. I've chosen to raise my beagle, Rascal, the old-fashioned way. He plays outside most of the day, inventing games with sticks and dirty socks, and chasing squirrels. He doesn't scratch at the computer and whine to get online because I never let him use my cornputer in the first place, and he doesn't know what he's missing. Most scientists agree this is the healthiest way to rear some pups, but complete Internet abstinence is not necessarily the right path for all animals. There are good things online for your pet as well, such as rabies support groups for your dog, and Web sites where your gender-confused cat can explore its pansexuality (check Wikipedia for more information). You should discuSs the dangers of the Internet with your pets if you choose to give them that privilege. And you should never use Internet access as a reward for sitting up, rolling over and such. For such occasions, a good old milk bone or dime bag of catnip is still as good as it ever was. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at nwinfrey@thevistaonline.com.

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"Helping smokers become . nonsmokers is a new passion in my life," said Mark Brennaman, adjunct instructor in UCO Mass Communications Department. After 35 years of lighting cigarettes, Brennaman decided to give up the habit in 2002. "I immediately began learning all about the process of breaking a nicotine habit," said Brennaman. He began studying courses on the subject and also operated an online support group. Eventually Brennaman compiled a small workbook. Later, he expanded the information into a short book titled "Transition: From Smoker to Nonsmoker." The 48-page guide contains suggestions for breaking the habit. "On purpose I made it very small," said Brenneman. He said his job was to put the information into an easily-readable format. In his book, Brennaman suggests people "mess with their habit." For instance, if they normally smoke in their cars on the way to work, they should remove their ashtrays so they can't smoke. "A lot of behaviors become coupled together. When you mess with your habit, you're changing things just enough," Brennman said.

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Mark Brenneman Brennaman also explains the "Five Stages of Change," which help readers realize where they are at in the process ofr changing their habit. "You go through those stages of change whether you're going to quit smoking, drinking, or lose weight," said Brennaman. The book ends with testimonials of people who have stopped smoking or who are in the process of quitting. The biopsychological model to quit smoking is the model Brennaman uses as a base for his book. This method involves the physical, behavioral and psychological aspects of smoking. "This is the latest sub-

stance abuse model to break an addiction," said Brennaman. Brennaman's book is currently a print-on-demand book, which means it is not made until somebody buys one. Those interested can purchase it online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other bookstores. A limited number is also available in the UCO Bookstore. "The comments I've received mostly is that it's fun to read and easy to understand," said Brennaman. Aaron Wright can be reached

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"STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TRANSCRIPT @UCO" The Department of Student Life is offering a way for you to get official recognition of the skills you have gained during your college career with the new STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TRANSCRIPT. If you have participated in a student organization while enrolled at UCO, or served on a campus or community committee, you can receive a document verifying the Interpersonal ... Leadership ... Communication ... and other skills obtained through your experience. Why obtain a STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TRANSCRIPT? • Employers seek well-rounded individuals ... show you've got the skills that employers are seeking • Use to enhance your application for Graduate School • Gain an edge when applying for internships • Keep a record to apply for honorary organizations • Showcase your involvement as you apply for scholarships

For information on how to get started contact: The Student Organization Office Nigh University Center, Room 150

(405) 974-2625 Open to all UCO students. Freshmen through Graduate Students. Free of charge. Information sessions on the STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TRANSCRIPT @ UCO will be held in NUC Room 137: Sessions at 1:00-2:00p or 4:00-5:00p Wed., March 7 & Thurs., March 8 Sessions at 1:00-2:00p or 4:00-5:00p Wed., March 14 & Thurs. March 15 Sessions at 1:00-2:00p or 4:00-5:00p Wed., March 28 & Thurs., March 29 V

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Free income tax return help available for UCO students by Jessica Snell Student Writer Benjamin Franklin once said "But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Taxes may be certain, but UCO students need to not face them alone. Students and the general public can come to UCO's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site in Thatcher Hall Rm. 347 to have their income tax returns prepared for free. The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays until April 10. Students should bring their passport and visa if they are international students, their social security card if available, a W-2 from each 2006 employer, 1099 forms, receipts from charitable contributions, any tax forms received in the mail and copies of last year's U.S. and Oklahoma tax returns. This is the 10th year UCO has been one of thousands of VITA sites across the country. According to Dr. Mary Sheets, professor of accounting and in charge ofUCO's VITA site, most sites are run by senior citizens for senior citizens. UCO's tax

preparation assistance is unique. "Our objective is different than a lot of sites. Our objective is learning," Sheets said. Volunteering at VITA is a class requirement for Tax Accounting I Students. Ten years ago, tax accounting student Bruce Moniz suggested opening a VITA site at UCO. Sheets said he had previously worked preparing taxes at Tinker Air Force Base and saw the need for tax preparation on campus. "He wanted to do it; he has shown that students do make a difference," Sheets said. For the first few years, Moniz headed the project and was the principal tax preparer, Sheets said. When Moniz graduated, Dr. Sheets and other professors within the College of Business and Administration decided to make tax preparation through VITA, a permanent part of the accounting curriculum. Volunteers must take an online test provided by the IRS before preparing other people's taxes. The tax forms filed will be checked over by the sponsoring professors, Sheets said. "We're not going to get returns done fast," Sheets said. It is especially important for

international students to take the time to have their taxes done, Sheets said, because other countries have different tax systems and international students may not be familiar with the U.S. tax system. "Many international students get close to graduation and then remember to fill out taxes," Sheets said. The students should have been reporting income the entire time they have worked in the United States. While the students can return to their home countries without ever reporting their income, they may have trouble getting a visa to return to the United States. "Background checks on visas will check to see if these forms are filled out," Sheets said. Photo Provided Even if an international student does not work in the "Main Dish," a sample of Sandy Lane, professor and drawing coorUnited States, they should still dinator at the Metropolitan State College in Denver. come to the VITA site to fill out a required information form that reports they are still aliens of the United States, with the same visa information and not working for an American business. For more information about the VITA program, contact Dr. Sheets at 9742834. Visit www.irs.gov Broadwell, art professor at UCO. by Lyndsay Gillum for more tax information. She said Lane draws, paints, Staff Writer and does digital work. At the lecture, Lane will show slides of Mixed media artist Sandy her work and talk about kinds of Lane is presenting a public content, as well as show slides lecture and slideshow, fea- of the different ranges of her gives students the opportunity tured by UCO's Depat tment of work. to interact with Latin American Art, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 "She's done a really wonderculture while having fun. p.m. March 8 in Rm. 115 ful array of different things and ALAS will be hosting the of the Education Building. she's quite conceptual in much Sandy Lane, from of her work," Broadwell said. event in collaboration with the Hispanic Students Association. Colorado, is a professor of "I really love her work, she has art at the Metropolitan State very precise drawings, and her College of Denver, as well work is beautiful and well-renas a drawing coordinator. dered." "A mixed media artist is According to Broadwell, someone who uses a multiple Lane is currently working on Abha Eli Phoboo can be reached of different kinds of mediums taking digital photographs of at aphoboo@thevistaonline.com . in one piece," said Barbara some of her work and overlaying

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'Latin Night' scheduled for March 9 by Abha Eli Phoboo Staff Writer The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at UCO has scheduled the Latin Night this semester on March 9 at Room 202, Nigh University Center from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The overwhelming response to learning Salsa prompted the Latin American students on campus to orga-

nize the first Latin Night. "The idea of having Latin Night was created because many American students wanted to learn how to dance salsa. So we put together ideas and Latin Night was born," said Marco Rodriguez, president of ALAS. "We've been doing Latin Night for three years." Latin Night has grown in popularity in the UCO community as Rodriguez says, it

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"A mixed media artist is someone who uses a multiple of different kinds of mediums in one piece." -Babara Broadwell

that on top of some of her drawings. She colors those using a mixture of coloring, and adds a three-dimensional element. A series she did interested Broadwell when she worked in Colorado. Lane started studying moths and the legend of the "Mothman," some of the ideas behind why a moth is considered ugly and why a butterfly is considered beautiful. "She started doing this and gathered all these moths that died and she painted their wings so that they had the design of a butterfly on them," Broadwell said. "She mounted them on some of her work and they were all about the legend of the "Mothman" and what the "Mothman" was all about." The research she did for this was about the idea behind the difference between the beauty for the "Mothman" and for the butterfly, Broadway said. "She does a lot of research concerning her work and then she folds that all together with all kinds of things." The lecture and slideshow is open to all students as well as to the public. Lane will provide a workshop for UCO Art Faculty on her techniques and introduce software specific to drawing. "I think it would be a great experience," Broadwell said. "She's really fun." For more information, contact Barbara Broadwell at 974-0304. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at Igillum@thevistaonline.com .

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Bronchos prepare for home stand by Jeff Massie Sports Writer The Broncho baseball team has responded well after a slow start to compile a respectable 9-5-1 record. UCO is undefeated at home with a 5-0-1 record and host a four-game series against unranked Texas A&MKingsville this weekend. The series includes a pair of doubleheaders. One set on Friday and the other the following day. Before returning to the favorable conditions of campus, the Bronchos must first battle the University of Arkansas-Monticello. The game is to be played on a neutral site in Willburton, Okla. UCO is 4-5 on the road. The Boll Weevils ofArkansasMonticello have not had much

luck on the diamond this sea- next shot at a ranked opponent son, compiling a record of 2-15. March 13 when they travel to "We don't know much Kansas to play Emporia State about the game against University. The two teams Arkansas-Monticello," assis- met once before on Feb. 20, tant coach Dusty Jones said. a meeting that resulted in a "They have been [struggling]." 6-1 victory at Broncho Field. The match-up, against the Tim Sullivan leads the Javelinas of Texas A&M- Bronchos with a .432 batting Kingsville is set to be a average and has also garnished more difficult series. They a team high 10 walks. Michael are 12-5 on the season. Pollock has been red hot as of "Kingsville is going to late. He's leading the team with be tough, they've won eight 15 runners batted in and has in a row," Coach Jones said. compiled a .354 batting average. The streak includes The team has done a lot to two four-game sweeps of improve since a slow start at Southwestern Oklahoma State the beginning of the season. University and Cameron. "A lot of mental preparaUCO has not been able to tion and working on basic funcrack a top 30 ranking since damentals," Coach Jones said a three-game skid against about the team's improvement. Photo Services Angelo State University at the beginning of the season. Jeff Massie can be reached at Michael Pollock slides into first and avoids the tag from West Texas A&M on Feb. 23 at Broncho The Bronchos will have their jmassie@thevistaonline.com . Field.

Softball team starts strong by Justin Langston Sports Writer

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Karmen Kauk catches a fly ball against Midwestern State on Feb. 28 at Broncho Field.

UCO Softball team played a total of eight games in the past week, winning all but one. The Bronchos began with a pair of victories against Midwestern State on Wednesday, and beat both Oklahoma Baptist and Washburn on Friday. On Saturday, UCO defeated Oklahoma Baptist again. The next day, the team had its first loss since the Abilene Christian Round Robin on Feb 23 to Washburn. UCO came back and shut them out completely in the next meet. "This team has come out swinging a bat," head coach, Genny Stidham said. "They work really hard to win the game. This is probably the best team I've fielded in terms of starting out." In the first game, UCO defeated Midwestern on its

home turf 7-4. No. 25 Alli Blake won the pitching game. In the second game, UCO won 4-3, with No. 9 Hillary Brandt winning the pitching game. On Ericla_y,the team traveled to MustfiffeWhere they competed in the Central Oklahoma

Softball Classic. They played Oklahoma , Baptist twice and Washburn three times. UCO opened up the COSC with a win, defeating Oklahoma Baptist 12-5, with No. 16 Brittany Zimmerman winning the pitching game. UCO continued its streak, this time against

Washburn, winning 5-4. Brandt earned the win, striking out the only batter she went up against. Blake played for six of the innings, striking out four batters. On Saturday, UCO only had one game, defeating Oklahoma Baptist 20-2. Molly Shivers earned the pitching win, striking out six batters. On Sunday, UCO had its first loss, losing to Washburn 6-4. In the next game, UCO came back and shut Washburn out, winning 10-0. Blake had the pitching win, striking out six and only allowing three hits for the entire game. On March 6, UCO is traveling to Wichita Falls, Texas, to play Midwestern State.

Justin Langston can be reached at jiangston@thevistaonline.com .

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Sayonara season; men's basketball concludes by Justin Langston Sports Writer

UCO Men's Basketball team was stopped in the second round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament, losing to Midwestern State 7874. Despite expectations to the contrary, UCO was also shut out of the NCAA Division II playoffs, effectively ending the tearn's season. "It was similar to our season," said head coach Terry Evans. "I thought we came out kind of slow but we picked up, it still wasn't enough." UCO had a rocky start, falling to a 12-4 disadvantage early in the game, which would extend to 11 points with nine minutes left on the clock. UCO wouldn't come back until forward Anthony Brown set off a scoring streak with a free throw and a converted lay-up. UCO was able to enter half-

time trailing by five points. When the second half opened up, Midwestern scored again, bringing the score to 38-31. UCO managed to come back after Midwestern brought its total up to 42, scoring 11 points and tying the game for the first time. In the next five minutes the game tied up three more times until Midwestern scored three consecutive three pointers. UCO fought back until the final seconds, when they only trailed 74-72. With 11 seconds left, it looked like UCO was about to steal a victory from under Midwestern. The Bronchos missed a three-pointer attempt, giving Midwestern a wider advantage on the next play. Demarco Latham was able to score once more to bring the deficit to two points, but a foul gave Midwestern two free throws in the last two seconds, securing the game andtwo points. Brown and Jason Arbet tied

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for the most points scored, with 14 points each. Brown scored 6-10 from the field and 2-4 from the free throw line while Arbet earned 713 from the field, but missed his only free throw attempt. Despite being runner-up in the conference and having an overall 20-8 record, UCO's hopes of making it into the NCAA Division II playoffs were stopped on Sunday night when UCO did not appear as one of the 64 teams in the tournament. "Obviously, we're disappointed," Evans said. "We felt we had a merited enough to warrant a bid, but sometimes funny things happen." Evans noted that last year, UCO had 13 losses and still made the playoffs. This year, UCO had an overall better season.

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Justin Langston can be reached at Sam Belt drives around his SWOSU defender on Jan. 24 in jlangston@thevistaonline.com. Hamilton Field House.

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Amber Robertson attempts a steal against Texas A&M-Commerce on Feb. 7 at Hamilton Field House.

UCO Women's Basketball team lost in the second round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament, losing to WestTex as A&M 66-56. The Bronchos ended their season 15-13, coming back from a losing streak. "The girls played hard and courageous," head coach Guy Hardaker said. "We didn't qualify for the national tournament, but that doesn't take away from what we've accomplished." UCO started the game with a quick lead they would hold for the entire half. West Texas made a few attempts to cut into its lead, but was unsuccessful. UCO went into inter-

mission with a 36-30 lead. Coming out of halftime, UCO kept its lead for about six minutes. Then, West Texas took off, scoring 18 points

'We didn't qualify for the national tournament, but that doesn't take away from what we've accomplished." --Guy Hardaker to UCO's four in about 10 minutes, deflating UCO's lead to a seven-point disadvantage. Near the end of the game, UCO pulled within two points, with West Texas responding

by scoring 11 times. UCO did not score for the last four minutes of the game. Forward Cassidy Pillow led the team in total points, scoring 13. She scored 4-7 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. "It's always good when you've got a group of girls who like each other and play for each other," Hardaker said. "That's the secret of our success." This game was the team's first Lone Star Conference Tournament semifinal appearance since 1993. UCO has not reached the finals since its single tournament victory in 1992. Justin Langston can be reached at jlangston@thevistaonline.com .

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a run rule, we'll take that." The game resulted in a season record in regards to runs and hits. Twenty-one Bronchos put the ball in play and reached base safely. Center fielder Tyler Carroll led the offensive explosion with a monstrous seven RBIs. Carroll got three hits in five appearances at the plate. His hits included a homerun that scored two, an RBI double and was capped off by a grand slam. It was Carroll's first two homeruns of the season. Bryce Columbus, the designated hitter, also had a homerun. It was his first of the season, and he scored three. Seven other players got hits, including shortstop Michael Pollock. He went 4 for 4 and batted in a trio of Bronchos. Pitcher Luke Yost threw 2.1 innings and registered the win. He struck out one and walked three, but only surrendered a single unearned run. Following the shellacking of USAO, the team embarked on a four-game series with the Tarleton State Texans. Ben Gamblin took the mound for over half the game and stumped his opponents, leading the team to a 7-3 victory. Gamblin came in for relief of starting pitcher Nate Nance and gave up only one hit. He struck out six and allowed one Texan to reach base on balls. "Pitching has been our strong point, all our startNEED MONEY FOR SPRING BREAK?

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ers and bullpen have done a good job," coach Jones said. Three Bronchos accounted for the team's five RBIs. Derec Norman and Bryan Covington both had two and Bryan Belford finished with one. Two more unearned runs were also scored. The second game of the series resulted in a narrow 13 loss that ended the win streak. UCO managed seven hits, but was only able to convert one of the hits into a run. Norman, the leadoffbatter, got a hit on his first appearance and was batted in by Pollock two batters later. Second baseman Tim Sullivan's lone hit was a triple, but he was unable to score. No batters reached base via walks. After the narrow defeat, UCO dropped its second consecutive game to the Texans, losing 4-5. The Bronchos had eight hits, compared to Tarleton's five, and was only able to convert four of them into runs. UCO led the game until the sixth inning when the team gave up three runs and fell behind 35. The Bronchos tried to rally in the seventh and final inning, but were only able to manage a single run and ultimately lost the game. Catcher Breck Draper went 3 for 4 and batted in one. Norman also had a couple of hits in four appearances. The final game that concluded the weekend was a commanding 11-1 victory for the Bronchos. Pollock led the game with 3 RBIs, but only got one hit in five appearances. Seven other batters got hits, five of which earned a pair of base knocks. UCO went 3-2 during the first five contests of a six game road trip, and increased its road record to 4-5. Jeff Massie can be reached at jmassie@thevistaonline.com .


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The Vista March 06, 2007  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.

The Vista March 06, 2007  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.