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Ondiek and Kirana crowned Mr. & Miss lel by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

Kenya's Stephen Ondiek and . Indoneisia's Liuciana Handoyo Kirana walked away with the titles, Mr. and Ms. UCO International at UCO's sixth annual International Pageant March 31 in Constitution Hall. Ms. UCO International, Ademola Adeyemi and Greis Lalazi opened the evening by singing the song, "We Are The World." Jasmine Saghafi and Marco Rodriguez emceed the event. After introducing the five judges, the emcees introduced the nine female and eight male contestants. Many contestants wore traditional outfits from their home countries. Wakana Maruta of Japan, the female runner-up, wore a Japanese Yukata with a cherry blossom print, and Kazuto Nihei, the male contestant from Japan, wore a men's Yukata. Kirana chose a silk outfit called a "Kebaya," an intricate white blouse with a long traditional batik sarong and scarf. Ondiek, who was UCO's Mr. International 2004, sported traditional Maasai Warrior attire of leopard skins, colorful blankets and war paint. Ayodeji Folami, the male runner-up from Nigeria wore a traditional outfit for Yoruba men, known as buba and sokoto. Hui-Chen Fang, the women's third-place winner from Taiwan wore a red silk dress in traditional Taiwanese style. The third-place men's winner, Syed Azeem, from India wore a royal

see PAGEANT, page 3

Danny Glover to speak at 'Big Event' by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

Danny Glover will speak 10 a.m. April 8 in Plunkett Park for the Big Event, the largest student-run community service event with more than 50 universities in the nation participating this year. The Big Event was started in 1982 by Texas A&M. UCO has been involved with the event since 2002. "The Big Event is just a way to give a big thank you to the community," said Meshawn Conley, assistant director of Campus Life. Glover has been involved in philanthropy, activism and community service for years. In 1998, he was appointed ambassador to the U.N. Development Programme, which helps fight poverty in developing countries. "We hope to get 300-400 students to sign up," said Elizabeth Kiser, UCO Volunteer Center coordinator. Volunteers will work at 30 sites with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, OKC

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by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Left: Stephen Ondiek, graphic design senior, left, hugs his sister, Leah Ondiek, after being named Mr. UCO International 2006 at the sixth annual International Pageant March 31 in Constitution Hall. Right: Liuciana Handoyo Kirana, interior design junior, displays her trophy after being named Ms. UCO International 2006.

UCO Native Amercian Student Assoc. hosts Spring Contest Powwow by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

Jenna Tselee received her crown as Miss Indian UCO 2006-2007 at the 36th Annual Spring Contest Powwow hosted by the UCO Native American Students Association April 1 at Hamilton Field House. "It means a lot to go out there to powwows and represent not only my fellow Native American students but my family, my tribe and where I come from," Tselee said. "It's a very big honor." Tselee's grandfather, Nathan Tselee, hosted a giveaway to honor his granddaughter's new title. Giveaways and specials are traditional ways a family or group celebrates a special occasion. "I am going to talk to God everyday for my granddaughter so that she will be a good representative of this school," Nathan Tselee said. "I am going to ask God to be with her so that she will fulfill her dream." Hundreds of dancers, drummers and singers representing Oklahoma's 39 tribes participated in the all-day event. Vendors sold traditional Native American arts and crafts, like handmade jewelry, blankets and instruments. "I am very excited. I haven't danced since I was 10 and I have been wanting to get back out there," Jenna. Tselee said, "and what a way to do it, representing the Native American students of UCO." The afternoon began with

FUBAR! The UCO Music Theater Department will open its student-written and directed show 'Fubar' April 7.

See Entertainment pg. 9

gourd dancing, a historical dance that has been incorporated into powwows. Traditionally held by the Ponca, Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne tribes, gourd dances are celebratory and involve either a real gourd shaker or a metal can decorated with leather, beads, strings, feathers and horse hair. The gourd dancers wore traditional garb, including gourd blankets over their shoulders and bandoleers across their chests. Alyssa Johnson, a 16 yearold member of the Cherokee tribe, has been attending powwows since she was a little girl. "Some of the singing is done in traditional tongue, but when the tribal languages came together, that's when `vocables' started," Johnson said. "The song still has meaning, but the words are not the same." After the gourd dancing, the competition dancers entered the arena in the grand entry. The dancers were in the full traditional regalia of their dance which included fancy shawl, jingle dress, buckskin and straight. The children and young adults competed during the afternoon, and the adult men and women's dance contests were after the second grand entry, in the evening. Supper was free, provided by the Native American Student's Association who served fried chicken, mashed potatoes, rolls, vegetables and

desserts. The Asian Students Association performed an "East Meets West" combination of traditional Asian dance and hiphop during supper. The president and vice presi-

dent of the Native American ing the Indian communities and Student's Association, Cecil showcasing their culture. Gray and Joseph Blanchard planned the event, and their goal was to celebrate their Native Heather Warlick can be reached at American heritage while bridg- hwarlick@thevistaonline.com .

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Ernest Big Medicine, a member of the Southern Cheyenne tribe, was one of more than 150 Native Americans to compete in various dances and exhibitions at the 36th annual UCO Spring Contest Powwow April 1 at Hamilton Field House.

'Slither' a slick horror/comedy Vista Senior Staff writer Nathan Winfrey reviews 'Slither,' the newest installment from the budding 'horror/comedy' genre.

See Entertainment pg. 9

Bronchos' bats ignite The UCO softball team extended its winning streak to eight games with double-header wins over Cameron last weekend.

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OPINION

April 4, 2006

THEVISTA Editorial

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Brett Deering, Photo Editor Midori Sasaki Travis Marak

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Nathan Winfrey, Senior Staff Writer Heather Warlick, Staff Writer Alex Gambill, Staff Writer Desiree Treeby, Staff Writer Mark Hall, Staff Writer

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The Vista is published as a newspaper and public forum by UCO students, semi-weekly during the academic year except exam and holiday periods, and on Thursdays only during summer, at the University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034. Telephone: (405) 9745549. The issue price is free for the first copy and $1 for each additional copy obtained.

EDITORIALS Opinion columns, editorial cartoons, reviews and commentaries represent the views of the writer or artist and not necessarily the views of The Vista Editorial Board, the Department of Mass Communication, UCO or the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges. The Vista is not an official medium of expression for the Regents or UCO.

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LETTERS The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, with a maximum of 150 words, and must include the author's printed name, title, major, classification and phone number. Letters are subject to editing for libel, clarity and space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. The Vista reserves the right not to publish submitted letters and does not publish anonymous letters. Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034-5209, or deliver in person to the editor in the Communications Building, Room 107. Letters can be e-mailed to editorial@ thevistaonline.com .

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Travelling across the country or across the world: Don't let jetlag get you down

Whether you're just going home to the next town for summer vacation or visiting an entirely different continent, the change of pace from the school year can be overwhelming. As much as we look forward to these brief but blissful vacations, cultivating some sense of a personal life outside of college is often a challenge, particularly when hampered by jetlag. The wonders and mysteries of travel, yet to be discovered by most students, depend on how much you're able to see, do and experience, besides what you'll be able to remember. Vague sensations of travel weariness are collectively defined from a medical viewpoint as a sleep disorder that occurs

after an individual has consecutively crossed more than three time zones and therefore struggles to orient himself in the new environment. According to the National Institute of Health, prolonged interruption of the circadian rhythms associated with restful sleep periods commonly occurs in travelers regardless of their mode of transportation. Passengers in tour buses, for example, are equally susceptible to feelings of bewilderment upon suddenly awaking in a different country. No matter how much you've yearned to see the Guggenheim, malaise, indigestion and fatigue can confine a world-class expedition to the four walls of a mediocre hotel in short order. Your body's predetermined concept of night as a time for sleeping may be completely out of sync with regional time differences, and wanting to crawl under the covers just as your fellow travelers join locals for afternoon tea is the most common symptom of jetlag. Irritability due to restless sleep or insomnia will also make the trip less pleasant for everyone.

Jetlag is also the unlikely culprit associated with frequent bowel disturbances like diarrhea and constipation that plague travelers, sometimes more to blame than the varied cuisine. Dehydration often comes from not drinking enough liquids during the trip, as well as nausea and vomiting related to indigestion. Avoiding jetlag remains every globetrotter's goal, and a few easy tips can make your voyage more pleasant than in years past. Traveling north to south is generally considered more conducive to maintaining your routine, as the time zone is less likely to change. Three nights before you leave, change your bedtime. If you're traveling east, go to bed at least an hour earlier for each time zone you will cross. Conversely, when heading west, go to bed one hour later for each time zone you will cross. Although you may not be able to fall asleep right away, your body will start adjusting to your new schedule by being in a restful state at a given time. Rather than packing at the last minute, plan the contents of your suitcase in advance to avoid late night activity or lying awake at night wondering what you could have forgotten. Set more than one alarm, and concentrate only on getting a good rest the night before.

Drink plenty of bottled water during the trip, but limit alcohol and caffeine consumption. Walk around the plane cabin when possible and take advantage of touristic stops on land tours. Earplugs can help you sleep through a noisy flight or a hotel party, and wearing loose clothing will prevent feelings of confinement. Sample small amounts of food instead of feeling forced to finish entire portions, and politely refuse second helpings. Rather than downing a handful of sleeping pills, try a warm glass of milk or chamomile tea. Some people claim that an over-thecounter dose of melatonin is the guaranteed cure for jetlag in its various forms, and prescriptions that involve stronger remedies are available from your doctor. For more information about jetlag and other travel advice based on destination country, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at their website for international vacationers: www.cdc.gov/travel/ index.htm

Callie A. Collins can be reached at ccollins@thevistaonline.com.

CAMPUS QUOTES .. THE OKLAHOMA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL VOTE MONDAY ON A BILL TO LEGALIZE TATOOING IN OKLAHOMA Compiled and photographed by Travis Marak & Midori Sasaki.

Do you think tatooing should be legalized in Oklahoma? "Yes, I think you should have the right to do to your body what you want. I think most tatoos are art."

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"Yes, I think it would be good for the state and it would bring in more money."

"No, there is nothing cool enough that I want it permanently on my body."

"I think so. I don't really think it's a big deal. If you're old enough, you should be able to do what you want."

Lindsey Brawley

Adam Lockstone

Communications, junior

Funeral services, freshman

Keliah Leach Psychology, sophomore


NEWS April 4, 2006

Students participate in Medieval Fair by Mark Hall Staff Writer The UCO Medieval Society, with help from Dr. Stephen Law's barbarian Europe class, gave a presentation on barbarians at Norman's 30th Annual Medieval Fair. Students from the class and members of the UCO Medieval Society presented a historically accurate picture of barbarians to fair-goers March 31 through April 1. "Their demonstrations and exhibits add a valuable educational component to the fair," said Linda Linn, medieval fair coordinator. "It is important to have such a group with outstanding knowledge of the period of history." Law, a Medieval Society sponsor, said the students did a great job this year. "The students moved the presentation to an all-time high," Law said. "They exceeded my expectations."

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The presentation included six stands that displayed various weaponry, armor and clothing from different barbarian tribes. A storyboard included pictures and information on the different tribes, ranging from timelines to hand-drawn scenes. Outside the tent students demonstrated skills such as creating authentic shields, leather shoes and spinning silk with a drop spindle. "It's really impressive," said Jon Baker, a fair-goer. "The fair needs things like this to give context to the rest of it." Students made most of the equipment shown, from tunics to shields to a spear. Law also made many items on display, including a leather lamellar (armor), a helmet and an Anglo Saxon shield. "A lot of people didn't believe that it was all created by students," said Lauren Thomas, a barbarian Europe student who made a tribal spear. Christina Petty, president of the UCO Medieval Society,

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spent much of her time spinning thread and answering questions on weaving. Two pieces of her work were displayed, each hand woven from hand-spun thread. The smallest one was made of more than three miles of thread, and the large piece used more than nine miles of thread and took about 1,500 hours of work. The Viking stand was one of the most popular stands at the fair. It was covered in 32 pounds of chain mail with Law's custom-made sword at its side. Law said next year the presentation will probably focus on medieval-siege weapons, since a lot of interest in the trebuchet, a catapult, that was presented four years ago. He said the trebuchet is in need of repairs, but many students have already volunteered to help.

Beautiful, Regional Food Bank and many others in the Oklahoma City area. "This is the first year that the Big Event has been so student driven," Kiser said. Kaela Davis, undecided freshman, is one of eight people on the Big Event Committee that organized the event. "We received donations from Lowe's and Home Depot, like hammers and tools to use at the sites," Davis said. Free pizza and T-shirts will be given to everyone who participates. To sign up for the Big Event go to vvww.ucok.edu/volunteer or call Elizabeth Kiser at 9742621. Registration is from 99:30 a.m. April 8 at Plunkett Park.

Mark Hall can be reached at mhall@thevistaonline.com .

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tant from Venezuela, performed a salsa dance and Azeem performed an athletic dance number in the style of Indian Cinema. He danced a scene about two men fighting over a woman. The evening wear category featured the contestants in formal suits and gowns. Sony KC from Nepal wore a cream-colored silk dress with intricate detailing, and Fang chose a beaded gown designed by Valentino. After the formal wear competition, Dr. Ronald Paddack, director of the International Office, officiated the interview competition. Each contestant drew a question out of a hat. Maruta was asked which UCO services she appreciates most and what improvements she would like to see. She said she, appreciated the help . from

from page 1 Indian Sherwani made of silk. Ondiek danced a multicultural dance called "Raise Your Temperature" in the talent category of the pageant. Kirana played a traditional Indonesian "angklung," a percussion instrument made of bamboo. First she played an Indonesian song with bamboo bells, and then she played "How Great Thou Art," with some of the audience members singing along. Folami performed a monologue he wrote called "Africa: Let There Be Peace." The character he played was the oldest man from Africa, and the performance moved the audience to a standing ovation. Juliana Marin, the contes-

ROTC to send cadets to summer program by Daniel .Gilbert Contributing Student Writer

UCO's 272nd division of Reserve Officer Training Corps Corps will be doing its part to raise awareness for the summer Leadership Training Course. Beginning March 28, the division's campaign will promote the course by presenting booths on the UCO campus in the Nigh University and Wellness centers, as well as at various colleges across the state. The course, which is now in its 41st year of operation, is a four-week summer course intended for those who would like to participate in the fouryear ROTC program, but only have two school years remain-

see LTC, page 4 UCO faculty with learning English. "One thing I want more of is scholarships for international students," she said to the cheers of the international audience. "Which world leader do you admire most, and why?" Paddack asked Erlangga Nugrahabharata a contestant from Indonesia. "Nelson Mandella, for sure," Nugrahabharata said. "He speaks for all of humanity, not just for black people, but everyone." Elizabeth Yemidale from Nigeria got a negative response from the audience with her answer to the question of where she would go if she had only one 10-day vacation. "I would like to go to big universities, like universities in Texas where It is more

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

■ Campus Life will sponsor "Read and Lead," a leadership book reading, from 12-1 p.m. April 19. The featured book, "The story of my life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky," and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. For more information call Emily Overocker at 9743589. ■ Applications for the 2006 Winter Glow Committee are now available in the Campus Life Office and must be turned in by 5 p.m. April 5. For more information contact Campus Life at 974-2363. ■ Dr. Merry Buchanan from the Association for Women in Communication will speak at 7 p.m. April 13 in Room 203 of the Communication Building. For more information call Rashida Hobbs at 8630293. and I can see people from many different cultures, because I think in those places they are more open minded," she said. When asked what activities she took part in during UCO's Diversity Week, Joyce Ngarui, from Kenya said she was not aware of Diversity Week and did not participate at all. The interview competition was followed by a performance by Rendezvous, a break dancing group of UCO students. while the judges deliberated. When the judges returned. the runners-up were announced and the new Mr. and Ms. UCO International were crowned by the incumbents. The first-place winners will receive 5750 in scholarship funds for next semester. Heather Warlick can be reached at --hwarlick@thevistaonline.com .

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Concert raises money for UCO student with ovarian cancer by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

The Starbucks on Second Street and Baumann Avenue hosted a benefit concert March 31 to raise money for a UCO student with stage-four ovarian Cancer and to promote awareness of the disease. "It went great," said Jerrod Smith, a 2-D studio art junior who spearheaded the event. "A bunch of people showed up, the

parking lot was packed." Concert-goers consumed the parking lot, and it was standing room only inside the Starbucks. Southern Nazarene University rock band Dreams from Jettison kicked off the night, followed by local musician Joshua Smith, who played original material as well as Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins covers. Daniel Walcher took the stage third, followed by comedy band Grandpa Griffith.

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"I had heard all of them perform before; I thought it was a good mix," Smith said. "At any given point in the night there were probably 200 people there," Smith said. "I bet we saw 300-400 faces." Smith said he thought the event was successful about raising ovarian cancer awareness, a form of cancer that is not tested for in pap smears and seldom found before it's too late. About 15 members of the

Oklahoma City University chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority passed out information about ovarian cancer to the crowd. "I thought it informed people quite well. It got the word out about ovarian cancer, and it brought people together," said Ray Rice, a UCO graduate who helped with the event. "And it was fun, too." Smith said people dealing with similar situations were at

the concert and came up to talk to him. He said one of them was a cancer survivor from UCO who had a cyst on one of her ovaries. "I really wanted to help," Rice said. "My mother struggled with ovarian cancer, so I kind of had a heart for it already." Smith said the donations were great, and that there are donation buckets set up at the Edmond Starbucks locations for people who wish to give but

didn't get the chance to at the concert. He said to make checks payable to "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Benefit." Smith said the next event to promote the cause will probably be a student art show. "We're not sure if it's going to happen, but we are definitely looking," he said. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at nwinfrey@thevistaonline.com.

UCO hopes to raise $1 5K for American Heart Assoc. by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

UCO plans to raise $15,000 for the April 22 American Heart Walk in Oklahoma City. Faculty and staff started donating money with the "I Heart Jeans" days March 30. Faculty and staff donate five dollars to wear jeans on Thursdays until April 20. "We've raised $800 so

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from page 3 ing. It is conducted at two camps each summer, one at Fort Lewis, Wash. and one at Fort Knox, Ky. "Sometimes the four-year program is just not feasible for all. The LTC serves as a mechanism to bring those up to speed who have missed out," said Capt. Justin Covey, ROTC recruitment officer. The course is not basic training. It is a leadership concentrated training course with the main focus of developing leadership skills through interactive, personal and group experiences. Students will experience some

far (as of March 28)," said Patricia Casey, American Heart Walk team leader and administrative assistant for the UCO International Office. "We're putting notices out for people to sign up to become team captains," said Brandi Smith, team leader and administrative assistant to UCO Office of Legal Counsel. "As team leader, I'm responsible for getting people to sign up for the walk," said

Jill Sallee, history education sophomore and speaker of the UCO Student Association. Sallee said she raised $300 last year and plans to raise more money this year. Casey said there are 32 team leaders with 10 walkers underneath them. The American Heart Walk of Oklahoma City will be held 8:30 a.m. on March 22 at the SBC Bricktown Ballpark on Mickey Mantle Drive.

"soldierization," such as physical training and an Army physical fitness test, and they will also participate in leadership reaction courses and be put in leadership positions in activities such as river rafting, confidence courses, marksmanship, weapons courses and marches. The course prepares students for third-level entry into the ROTC program and can prepare them for a possible commission as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Army if they meet all requirements. College credit is offered for the summer course as well as ROTC, and in the summer course students can even earn $500 a month. Upon completion of the course, students are guaranteed scholarships for the

remainder of the ROTC program if all requirements are met. Junior cadets make $450 a month while senior cadets make $500 a month for the months they are in school, and the work load only stacks up to about nine hours a week. "We want people who are qualified and wanting to proceed with a career in the ROTC and the Army. About 1,000 students nationwide attend LTC. UCO sends about three to five," Covey said. After completion of ROTC, active duty is not required; students can serve in the Army Reserves or the Coast Guard. Besides being eligible for second lieutenant they will be able to choose their job with the Army and are guaranteed to be

Sara Helmer, UCO Greek Life coordinator, said fraternities and sororities will participate in raising money and the walk. To sign up go to www. americanheart.org or call Campus Life at 974-2363.

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one of the top-three picks. "I'm pumped. I'm kind of an adrenaline junky, but I'm really looking forward to what I'll learn," said Jack Roach, an ROTC member who is planning to participate in the training course this summer. Roach said he is excited because the course will prepare him for excellent career opportunities. "Post career opportunities are more lucrative," Roach said. "People see 'Army officer' on your resume and it's automatic points." The campaign booths will be at the Nigh University Center March 28, April 11 and 25 and at the Wellness Center March 29, April 12 and 24.

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April 4, 2006

UCO's 36th annual Spring Powwow Over 150 dancers display traditional regalia

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Jon "Comanche" Keel of Hugo and member of the Comanche, Pawnee and Otoe tribes, displays his regalia in the grand entry and exhibition portion of the UCO Spring Powwow April 1 at Hamilton Field House.

Eddie Two-Clouds, member of the Lapan Moscalero Apache, competes in the men's traditional category.

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Terrence Atkins, 9, member of the Otoe, performs in the Gourd Dance.

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Skyler Reyes, 10, member of the Cheyenne, performs in the Gourd Dance.


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Lawmakers call for changes in free tuition proposal program OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Some lawmakers in the Oklahoma House are calling for significant changes in a proposal to expand a program that pays college tuition for thousands of students. The Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program allows students with good grades and behavior to get free, in-state tuition if their parents' gross annual income is $50,000 or less. A proposal that has passed the Oklahoma Senate would boost the income limit to $75,000. Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, said a task force should address changes to the program before the Legislature takes any action. Some changes he would like

to consider include an income sliding scale depending on how many children a family has in college and extending grade and behavior requirements into college. Some lawmakers also would like the program to require recipients to remain in Oklahoma a certain number of years before they leave. "Right now, the state is picking up the tab, and the student is then picking up and hitting the road. That is not prudent," said Rep. John Wright, R-Broken Arrow. "There comes a time we need to quit playing the taxpayer for a fool." About 55 percent of high school students now financially qualify for the program. About

75 percent of students would be eligible for the program if the income limit was expanded to $75,000 a year. Terrill said the program needs to be properly funded before an expansion is considered. He said $4.6 million in supplemental funding was needed for the program this fiscal year. He has offered, a bill that would dip into excess oil and natural gas tax revenue to supplement what the state appropriates. The bill also would expand the program to home school students who meet certain criteria. About 12,000 students are enrolled in the free tuition program this year, up from about 9,100 last school year.

Vista staff honored by AP Three Vista staff members and one former staff member were honored April 1 at the Associated Press Awards Banquet at Tulsa's Crowne Plaza Hotel. The students competed against journalists from across the state. Nathan Winfrey, general journalirn junior, won first place for his movie review of "Aeon Flux." Matt Cauthron, general journalism senior, won second place for "The Comeback Kids," a spot sports article about the 0911 team. , 741f6,--z Naomi Takebuchi, former Vista hotographer, won first place in the categories of general news photography and feature photography. Brett Deering, photojournalism senior, won third place for general news photography. The banquet is held once aear to honor Oklahoma journalists. The new spapers are divided into three different categories according to their circulation size. The Vista has a circulation of 7,000 or fewer. Trisha Evans, general journalism senior, was awarded a $500 AP scholarship at the banquet.

2006

Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees Jerry Bohnen

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OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!! Herbert S. Dordick Award for an Outstanding Mentor Please take a minute and nominate a faculty or staff member here at UCO who helped you as an undergraduate. This person should be one who made a difference to you and helped you make important educational decisions. Fill this out, attach your separate letter, and turn into the UCO Foundation (Evans Hall 102) by MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2006.

Nine chosen for Journalism Hall from Staff Reports

, Nine outstanding Oklahoma journalists will be honored April 7 during the 36th annual induction ceremonies of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame at the University of Central Oklahoma, plus eight other posthumous inductions. Inductees this year are KTOK News Director Jerry Bohnen, Friday executive editor Vicki Clark Gourley, Oklahoma Press Association Publisher editor Jennifer Duffy Gilliland, former Tulsa Tribune publisher Jenk Jones Jr., Tulsa People Magazine publisher Jim Langdon, Tulsa World columnist Danna Sue Walker, retired Oklahoman photographer George R. Wilson, Oklahoma State University Daily 0 'Collegian manager Fritz W. Wirt and Tulsa World assistant news editor John V. Young. tment of Mass Sponsored by the UCO Depai Communication, the luncheon program will be begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Nigh University Center ballroom. Mark Thomas, executive director of the OPA, will emcee the event. More than 150 journalists, friends and families are expected for the induction. UCO President Dr. W. Roger Webb will welcome the crowd. "The annual ceremony has become an informal homecoming for distinguished previous honorees. The Hall is a virtual ' 'Nfho's Who of Oklahoma Journalism, and the crowd will be filled with the giants of the profession," said Dr. Terry M. Clark, UCO Mass Communication Department chairman. Honorees are selected by a committee composed of members of the working press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Hall of Fame. The committee sifts through all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years before selecting the nine honorees. Nomination forms are available at any time from the Mass Communication Department. Framed citations are on display in a special Hall of Fame in the UCO Communications Building. The UCO Mass Communications Department is the host and administrator of the Hall, and the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation helped finance the display area. The Ethics and Excellence in o .alism Foundation helps underwrite expeles 6 ceremony. All members of the Hall of Fame are listed at the Mass Communication Department's Web site at www.libarts.ucok.edu/masscomm.

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9 Written and directed by students, "FUBAR" to premiere in April by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

UCO's theatre program will perform the student written and directed musical "FUBAR" at 7:30 p.m. April 7-8 in Pegasus Theatre. "The musical focuses on life at its worst, with series of crises that all students can relate to," said Sara Craig, theater arts senior and one of four directors of the musical. Craig wrote eight scenes for FUBAR. Daisy Bristow, assistant theater professor, said her beginning and intermediate students produced the play. In fall 2005, her students, and students and faculty from several other departments produced "Alcohol Awareness," a project that had real life student experiences in the content. "Every student has a crisis," Bristow said.

Dr. Robert McGill, chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Arts, came up with "crisis" as the theme for the musical. Daniel Gilbert, theater arts senior, developed the title FUBAR, which stands for ffbleep]ed up beyond all recognition, and wrote scenes in the play. Bristow said FUBAR will make the audience appreciate all the crises they don't have. She said people should come to the show because it is free, uncensored, and a live rock band will perform. Rhys Henley, theater arts junior and cast member wrote two scenes titled "The Ritual of the Floor Furnace" and "The Typewriter." He said both scenes are based on his life. "The Ritual of the Floor Furnace" is based off of his experience crawling under his

mother's house with his brother to relight a pilot light, Henley said. "One year my brother went down to relight it and the match went out before he was able to get it down to the jets. So, gas started filling up in the crawl space under the house where I was, my brother started throwing matches down there to try and catch it, so gas wouldn't end up gassing up the neighborhood or burning the house," Henley said. "My brother threw down another match and it burned off all the gas at once, and boom! It burned off some of my eyebrow." "There is a lot of diversity in the musical, because several writers wrote the script," said Mariah Pryor, technical theatre sophomore and stage manager. Pryor said each scene will encompass a variety of music and plots. David Schroeder, theater performance freshman, composed most of the music on piano with the help of Carry Folesome, 2005 graduate, on guitar. "I expect the audience to laugh a lot. Many of these pieces are very funny, and some of them are not," Henley said. "I'm hoping to get as strong of a reaction from the not funny scenes as from the funny scenes." Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help fund future productions.

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Music theater majors Rhys Henley, Jayme Petete, Kelly Claunch and Erin Heatly rehearse for the April 7 opening of "FUBAR," April 1 in Pegasus Theater.

by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer AP

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In the 7-3 win, the Bronchos combined for a total of 12 hits. The game was tied at three going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Lindsay Tripp, senior from Edmond, singled to right field to begin the four-run inning. Cody Morrell, junior from Mustang, then singled to left field. Joanna Cutter, sophomore from Crescent, pinch ran for Morrell and scored on Christen Dobbs' single. The final runs were scored on Angela Stratton's double into center field. The two losses give the Aggies on overall record of 1925 and an LSC record of 5-11. The Bronchos are still in first place of the LSC North Division with a two-game lead on Southeastern. The Bronchos will face Southeastern in a doubleheader April 4 at Broncho Field. The two will play another doubleheader April 8 in Durant.

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From where coaches sit, few things are more bittersweet than watching a kid blossom into a star during the NCAA tournament. The better he plays, the farther the team goes—and the more likely it becomes he won't be back next season.

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in their 11-7 win. Cameron Kamer, Chad Ashley and Brady Smith combined to pitch the game for the Bronchos. Kamer, junior from Perkins, pitched three innings and gave up two hits and five runs. His overall season record fell to 1-1. In the fifth trailing 6-3, the Bronchos committed two costly errors that allowed a five-run inning and a deficit too large to overcome. "The errors were key," Belford said. "A couple of miscues in the outfield and this is where their runs started. If we could have controlled our mistakes then there would have been a whole different game." Brandon Blackburn had a big game recording one run, two hits and four RBIs. Blackburn, junior from Seminole, hit a home run in the fifth inning to score three RBIs. In the third game of the series, the Storm got off to a fast start with a home

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both mentally and physically, and to have that experience of having gone through the ups and downs." Howland is one coach who doesn't mind shifting on the fly. He had veteran teams at Pitt, but he'll take the best players whenever they're available, and worry about tomorrow when it comes. Donovan, though, has been burned often enough to change how he goes about recruiting. A conga line of McDonald's All-Americans signed letters of intent to play for the Gators and never showed up (Kwame Brown), stayed only a year (Donnell Harvey) or two (Mike Miller) and caused Donovan enough rebuilding headaches to force the shift in emphasis. "My feeling in changing the recruiting was much, much more in terms of getting guys that were going to be in our program for several years," he said. "It's been so long since we've had three or four guys in a junior or a senior class." That's why the coaches involved approach Final Four weekend with mixed emotions. They want to win, they want their kids to get an invitation to the NBA draft in June, but they also know every one who does leaves a gaping hole behind. In UCLA's case, it could be as many as three—sophomores Anon Afflalo and Jordan Farmar and even freshman Luc Richard Mbah a Moute are all considered pro prospects. Some scouts think a trio of Florida sophomores—Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer and Al Horford—even more NBAready. To say that kids today are better than their counterparts from the past should be a given, but even those tempted to argue the point wouldn't argue that they're ready earlier. Florida's Taurean Green, the son of former NBA veteran Sidney Green, played on an AAU national championship team when he was 10 and a state championship team when he was a high school sophomore. UCLA's Farmar played against pros in the summer leagues around Los Angeles. Kids that good get noticed earlier and recruited longer and harder because the stakes have become so high. "My dad and I were talking about how different it was back in the day," said Florida's Horford, whose father, Tito, also played in the NBA. "He didn't get half as much attention. "But because of all the rules in place now," he said, "I didn't even get a T-shirt."

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Softball shuts down Cameron's squad up five hits and two runs as she won her ninth game of the season. Blake, sophomore from Oklahoma City, surrendered The UCO softball team two hits and two runs in the improved to 19-6 overall and top of the seventh inning, but 12-0 in Lone Star . Conference the Bronchos had a 4-0 lead play as they won both games going into the inning and were of a doubleheader against able to hold on for the win. Cameron April 1, 4-2 and 7-3 "We had some players step at BroilCho Field. up with some big hits," head In the first game, Allie Blake coach Genny Honea said. "We pitched a full game and gave were swinging the bats pretty well and our defense Softball Box Scores, continues to be really solid." April 1 (Game 2) As a team, the Bronchos R H E finished the game with four 101 010 0 3 8 0 CU runs, nine hits and four UCO 010 114 x 7 12 0 RBIs. Rachel Smith's one run, CU (19-25) AB R H RBI BB SO LOB 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 Bour, SS two hits and two RBI's led 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 Young, 2B the Bronchos. Smith, sophS. Davis, C 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 omore from Marlow, hit a 1 Farrow, LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 single to left field in the Stefinsky, P 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 third inning and scored two Morse, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 RBIs. Melvin, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Alley Roberts, freshman Hart, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 from Pawnee, doubled in B. Davis, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 the third inning and helped Cooper, RF 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 the Bronchos open up a 4-0 Totals 28 3 8 3 3 5 7 lead. Shelby Davis, junior CU IP H R ER BB SO AB from Chandler, Ariz., startStefinsky 6.0 12 7 7 1 3 28 ed the seventh inning rally for the Aggies with a single UCO (19-6) AB R H RBI BB SO LOB into right field. Melinda Dobbs, RF/LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 Farrow, senior from Binger, Campbell, P/RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 followed with a home run. Stratton, 3B 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 Solid pitching allowed the Bounds, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 Bronchos to finish out the Smith, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 inning. Tripp, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 In the second game, Blackwell, CF 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 Morrell, DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 Megan Campbell and Cutter, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Jordan Akin combined to Walden, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 pitch an eight-hit, three-run Mitchell, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 game. Akin, senior from Akin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yukon, was given the win Totals 28 7 12 7 1 3 6 bringing her overall record to 4-1.

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Twisting and shouting with spirit, the UCO cheer and dance teams demonstrated their routines for nationals March 31 at Hamilton Field House, hosting Division I cheer team Oklahoma State University. "This was a good showing for us," UCO cheer coach David Owens said. "Hitting our routines here is only going to help us at nationals. We landed about 85 percent of what we did." UCO's Division II cheer team performed a variety of acrobatic flips and towering formations that it hopes will help it earn a top place in the Chick-fil-A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship, which will be held April 6-7 in Daytona Beach, Fla. "Coming into today's showing, coach drilled us with what he called the HYS plan—hit your stuff," said sophomore Austin Robles. Landing stunts and balancing formations are vital aspects at nationals, as the teams are graded on motion placement, timing perfection and overall performance. "The key today was getting in front of the crowd and overcoming our fears," said sophomore flyer Lyndsey Stout. "In today's showing I just wanted the team to perform and overcome anything they needed to," said UCO's first-year head dance coach Melissa Linduff. "This is our first time to perform our national routine in front of a crowd." The team has had several injuries this year, one of which took place at the showing. Christen Carlson, junior, pulled a muscle in warm-ups but was still able to participate in the routine. "Everyone has had serious injuries this year, from fractured ankles to torn cartilage in the back—even a broken wrist and torn ACLs," Robles said. A study published in January in the journal "Pediatrics" showed that injuries in cheerleading have more than doubled from 1990 to 2002, while participation has grown by 18 percent in that same time frame. In that same 13-year period, the study estimated 208,800 people ages 5-18 were treated at U.S. hospitals for injuries related to cheerleading. Nearly 40 percent of the injuries were of the leg, ankle and foot. "One of our stunts was actually illegal due to safety reasons," said OSU head coach Leroy McCullough. "There was no literature on it, but we couldn't do it, so we had to add a new routine and the team stepped up and didn't miss a beat today." Last year, OSU landed in at third in the IA Cheer division, earning a final score of 8.96. In 2005, UCO small coed cheer team drilled a third-place finish at nationals with a final score of 8.43, tying Elmira College of New York. The UCO

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Centerfielder Derec Norman, junior, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Southeastern April 2. The Bronchos lost the game 9-4.

Bronchos fall to SOSU in two home games hit, four-RBI performance led the Bronchos. The Savage Storm had a two-run The UCO baseball team fell to lead going into the bottom of the sec20-13 overall and 3-2 in . Lone Star ond inning. Belford erased that with a Conference play as they lost two out three-run home run over left field. The Bronchos continued to hit the of three to Southeastern April 1-2 at ball consistently. Broncho Field. ... "We hit the ball good overall," In the first of the three games, -the-- Bronchos won 13-4 in a big offensive Belford said. "I saw that ball and performance scoring 13 runs, 17 hits was just able to get a really good hit and 11 RBIs. The Bronchos left eight on it." With a 6-3 lead going into the fifth runners on base and still won the inning, the Bronchos exploded with game by nine runs. a seven-run, seven-hit inning, led "We didn't do some things so well in this game and we were still able by Matt Yost's home run over right to get the win, so we are happy with field. Southeastern managed only one that," head coach Wendell Simmons more run for the rest of the game. said. In the second game of the weekNathan Nance, junior from end, it was Southeastern's turn for a Kellyville, pitched seven innings and big offensive game. The Storm proallowed seven hits and only four runs. The win brings his overall record to duced 11 runs, seven hits and 11 RBIs 4-2. Bryon Belford's three-run, threeSee BASEBALL, page 11 by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

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