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Phi Beta Sigma hosts candle vigil at Broncho Lake by Aaron Wright Staff Writer
by Vista photographer Travis Marak
Tabitha Terrell, accounting freshman, and Elaysha Swinnie, fashion marketing sophomore, and others remember the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings during a candlelight vigil at Broncho Lake on April 22.
Webb goes to Washington D.C. by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer
UCO President Roger Webb, head of the university since 1997, testified before the U.S. Senate this week abou, the security in the nation's largest learning institutions. "As a result of the tragic event
As students entered the bluetented area by Broncho Lake at 8 p.m. on April 23, they were handed a white candle to be used later in the vigil. The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity planned and hosted the candlelight vigil to remember those affected by the Virginia Tech shootings. When the seating began to fill and students took their place to the side or in front of the seating area, Edward Hudson Jr., secretary of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., welcomed the crowd. Gary Roberts, president of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., thanked the Office of Greek Life for their support. He also introduced the first two guest speakers for the evening which
were Jeff McMillom and Micah Hobbs from Memorial Road Church of Christ. McMillom spoke first. He referenced several passages from the Bible. He said many people may be wondering where God was in the tragedy. As an answer, he paraphrased a Scripture. "I am a big God. I am bigger than everything else. I am in control," he said. "When bad things happen in this world, you can count on me." The last speaker was Ketric Newell, a former UCO student from Life Church.tv. "Set before us today is the choice to choose life or death," he said. Newell said he tries to do everything with purpose. He
see Vigil page 17
Students honored by city of Edmond
at Virginia Tech on Monday, senior-level administrators on college campuses throughout the nation are scurrying to assess campus security," Webb said. Because Webb served in the law enforcement community before joining UCO 10 years
see Webb page 7
Dr. Woody Gaddis retires after 38 years by Teddy Burch Editor-in-Chief by Vista photographer Alex Gambill
By Dr. Woody Gaddis
"Art Lover" shows the kind of interesting juxtapositions that Dr. Woody Gaddis tries to find when making images for publication. The results are sometimes humorous andsometimes tragic but they are always an attempt to show the viewer something they would likely miss even if they were at the event themselves. "We often only use our
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Maybe you have seen him in the halls of the Mass Communication building. Maybe you have had him as a photography professor and have been intimidated by his straight forward, non sugarcoated way of teaching. Or, perhaps you know the person, Dr Woody Gaddis, photography professor since June, 1969. This is his last semester at UCO. "To do this job, that is to be a photojournalist, you have to be of the mindset that this work is a calling," Gaddis said. "You have to believe that you are doing your fellow man a service." There is a long list of working photographers who have learned from Gaddis. They range from sports photographers, commercial photographers and news photographers. "There are a lot of talented people that make me look good, justified or not," Gaddis said. It was by pure accident that Gaddis became a photographer. From the small town of Wagoner, Oklahoma, going through high school as a musician, Gaddis attended the University of Tulsa with the expectations of gaining a degree in music. He was a jazz saxophonist who played his own senior prom, but soon learned that music degrees are not easy to come by. "I learned really quickly that in order to get a degree in music,
Three UCO students were recently recognized for their service efforts to give back to the Edmond and Oklahoma City communities with Distinguished Service Scholarships. Pictured from left to right are Kathleen McConnell, Brett Middleton, UCO President W. Roger Webb and Michelle Lawrence. by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer
Dr. Woody Gaddis you have to be proficient in all areas," Gaddis said. "I didn't have a strong enough background for the music program." So, after promising his piano instructor that he would never sit down in front of a piano again in exchange for a C, Gaddis went off to journalism school. Having every intention to become a writer, Gaddis wai offered a job as a copy boy for the Tulsa World in 1955 fir $35' per week. Soon after accepting the job, Gaddis began gaining photo experience as a wire photo operator, developer in the darkroom and shooting photocopies of mug shots for obituaries. "I almost missed it. It was purely by accident that I mentioned it to the editor that I was interested in photography, and
see Gaddis, page 3
ThreeUCO students have been recognized with Distinguished Service Scholarships for their service efforts to give back to the Edmond and Oklahoma City communities. Created by President W. Roger Webb this spring semester, the scholarships reward selected students' creative project proposals. A committee, comprised of representatives from the Division of Student Affairs, the UCO Foundation and the UCO Volunteer Service Learning Center selected the three recipients. Each student will receive scholarships of $1,000 for the 2007-2008 school year. $500 will be distributed to the recipients' UCO bursar accounts in the Fall and Spring semesters. "We are proud to have them as part of the UCO community and delighted to honor their service with these scholarships," Webb said in a press release. "Michelle, Kathleen and Brett have demonstrated true leadership through service here at the
university and throughout the community." Family and consumer sciences education junior Michelle Lawrence of Midwest City, will aid relationships between local high schools and community agencies to make students more aware of the risks of sexual activity. A "safe zone" of interactive, anonymous sessions in which students can ask professionals questions regarding sex, will be established. Broadcasting freshman Kathleen McConnell of Owasso will work with local animal shelters and UCO and Edmond community volunteers to create comfort items for the animals they house. This will be done in an effort to improve the lives of and chances of adoption for sheltered animals. Interpersonal communications freshman Brett Middleton ofEdmond will gather volunteers and materials for the Edmond Boys Town Ranch, allowing male UCO students the chance to serve as positive role models. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at Igillum@thevistaonline.com .
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"I've been in school for awhile, quite a while," said Gary Roberts, psychology senior, explaining why he is planning to take a semester off after graduating this May. He says he's been here the better . part of a decade preparing to counsel children and adolescents. Roberts eventually plans to return to school to attend a graduate program in psychology. His top two choices of graduate schools are the University of Oklahoma and UCO. "My laps after graduation, first and foremost, are to get a .job," said Bradley Keim, broadcasting senior. Keim wants to stay in the Edmond area because it's become home to him since he's lived here the past four years. Keim said he doesn't have a dream job and is open to various possibilities. Because it hasn't set in that he's graduating yet, Keim is taking his time in the jobapplicationprocess. "I'm just not ready to be a big kid yet," he said. Wanting to one day move to Los Angeles to work in the fashion industry, Diana Wu, marketing senior, is hoping to land a job in Dallas, Texas, after graduation in May. She wants to gain experience
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by being closer to her family. She said finding a market job in Oklahoma is difficult and the pay isn't very good. She thinks 3:00 p.m. College of Education and Professional Studies (Bachelor's candidates only) Dallas will provide her with better opportunities. Marketing isn't the 7:00 p.m. College of Education and Professional Studies (Master's candidates only) degree she started out pursuing,. but with her interest in fashion, she and College of Mathematics and Science changed her mind during her college years. "I don't care if I make little money. This is what I want to pursue," she said. Accounting senior Analisa Bloxham is open to exploring the various areas accounting careers. "There's so much to do in accounting," she said. "I haven t narrowed it down yet." She is currently seekin g a.m. College of Business Administration j obs in the accounting fiel d. After graduation in May 2007, the world 2:00 p.m. College of Arts Media, and Design and College of Liberal Arts will welcome thousands of students who are open to various job possibilities into the workforce. Others will continue their education at graduate schools. Others still will take some seemingly well-deserved time off Special thanks from all of The Vista staff for the 2006-2007 year! to take a break and ponder a plan for their lives.
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"What do you plan to do this summer?" "I'm going back to Pakistan. l haven't seen my family in two years."
"I was going to kick back but now I'm going to work and try to get my GPA up."
"I'm working at an orphanage in China for seven weeks."
"I'm going back to Beggs Oklahoma and we're getting a pool."
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Gaddis from page 1 soon after we were sometimes doing nine photo assignments per day," he said. Gaddis worked at the Tulsa World from 1955-1963. He left to gain experience in color photography and went to work for Hopkins Photography Company, the largest commercial photographer in the state of Oklahoma at the time. In 1966, a photography position became available at the Tulsa World and Gaddis took the opening and stayed there until coming to UCO in 1969. However, as anyone who has lived for 71 years would say, there are highs and lows. Sooner or later everyone has to find a source of strength to lean on. "My spiritual strength saved my life," Gaddis said. "I was a functioning alcoholic for 42 years. Drinking and smoking is a deadly, deadly package and they are so much deadlier when taken together than individually. Had it not been for getting reacquainted with the church, I most certainly wouldn't be here today."
His spiritual strength, professional background and believing that journalism is the fourth estate behind medicine, law, and clergy, Gaddis will give anyone engaging the idea of entering photojournalism as a career a strong piece of advice. "If you're going to be a photojournalist, you have to be willing to do this no matter the pay or circumstances," Gaddis said. "If you're in it for the money, there is no justification for this line of work." Many photojournalists have reserved praise for Dr. Woody Gaddis and his hand in teaching photography, even if he is not willing to sit down and teach you a chord on the piano.
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"Reflections on Swan Lake" is one of Gaddis' favorite images. Made for the Tulsa Daily World during the 1950s, it shows the principles in a Tulsa Ballet Co. production.
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"Bulldogger" shows Jim Shoulders, World Champion All Around Cowboy several times during the 1950s as it appeared in Time magazine.
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The facts about Helping Darfur parking at UCO by Aaron Wright Staff Writer
by Jonathon Hatcher
Student Writer According to the Michael Sokoffdirector ofTransportation and Parking Services, the number of parking spaces available for each type of parking permit from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. is as follows: 1,010 parking spaces for housing permits only; 2,951 for cornmuter only; 1,042 for faculty and staff only; and 1,214 for any valid UCO parking permit. There are currently no plans to build an enclosed parking structure, the Sokoff said, "A 100 space parking garage would cost several million dollars and there just aren't the funds for something like that now." UCO is planning to pave a commuter lot behind the fire station on 2nd street. Thirty percent of the price of permits goes to maintenance of the lots and the other 70 percent goes to maintaining and paying off bonds. Transportation and Parking Services is a self-funded department. They are not state funded and have to pay rent and salaries from the tickets they issue. Sokoff estimates about 200 citations are issued daily. People that park in the wrong space or park without a valid permit are issued the majority of the tickets.
Michael Sokoff estimates 85 percent of students commute to school. Josh Overocker, director of Housing, said there are about 1,400 students currently living on campus. UCO gives a generous five citations and two tow warnings before actually towing a vehicle. At the University of Oklahoma, it cost $195 a year to have a parking permit, and the tickets there range from $25 to $250. OU only gives a maximum of three warnings before towing vehicles and it is possible to get a $250 ticket and have the vehicle towed in the same day. UCO's highest ticket is $100. At Oklahoma Christian University, it may not be required to pay for a parking permit. Parking tickets range from $25 to $80, but lots are divided by class. Commuter lots are only on one side of the campus and are behind all of the other parking lots. For those who live off campus, they have to check their car in and out with campus security. Their cars have to be on campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. UCO is always trying to improve the parking problems. Sokoff said, "We are just trying to find simple solutions to everyday problems. We are always open to suggestions. In fact, we love them."
More than 400,000 people have been killed. Over 2.5 milfilin have been displaced. One UCO student wants to help stop the genocide occurring in Darfur. Jonathan Ortwein, theatre performance sophomore, has been working with a proposed student organization, STAND, to organize ways to educate the UCO community about Darfur. On April 24, a "die-in" is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Ortweiri is asking volunteers to lie down to symbolize Darfur victims. He will also have a table April 19 in the Nigh University Center outside the food court, with information about Darfur and STAND. According to its website, STAND is "an umbrella organization of over 600 high school and college chapters dedicated to putting an end to genocide, specifically the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan." Ortwein has created a facebook group for those interested in seeing STAND.at UCO. He is informing members of upcoming events through the group. The Darfur region is a Texassized region in the Sudan. It is home to racially mixed groups of peasants, most of which are of Muslim . faith. Frustrated by poverty and oppression, two rebel groups formed in February 2003. fhey created an upris-
ing against the government. Since then, the Sudanese government, the governmentsponsored Janjaweed militia and the rebel troops have been in conflict. Their conflict has taken toll on the lives of innocent Darfur residents. Darfurians are subjected to rape, organized starvation, mass murder, disease and displacement on a regular basis, according to the website for Genocide Intervention. The Darfur Peace Agreement was created in May 2006 between the government of Sudan and some of the Darfur rebels. Since then, violence has increased in the region. In August 2006, the United Nations authorized strong peacekeeping force by Darfur, according to the 'Save Darfur' website. "After the Holocau st, the Bosnian War, an d Rwanda, it's time for the global community to stop watching and stand up and stop genocide," said Ortwein. "I simply try to imagine what it would be like for me, or people I care about to be in those situations, and I can't. I can't imagine how horrible it is for the victims."
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What Nathan Thinks
UCO jazz ensembles hit it off at the Wichita Jazz Festival
by Nathan Winfrey When I started this column at the beginning of the semester, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to write about or if anyone would even read it. But judging by the five metric tons of mail I've received (and most of those were e-mails, which weigh less than regular mail) I think it's safe to say someone was reading. Here are a few of my favorites letters from the past few months. Some are touching, others a bit angry, but all are appreciated. Please, contain your tears of sentiment as you read through the emotional roller coaster that was my mailbox. Received 2/2/07: "It's not like I read the Vista anyway, but I will certainly never read it again after your article on me in your Jan. 30 issue. It was so full of lies or whatever that I can't imagine you actually did any research. I mean, come on, you said I like to curl up by the fire with a nice book. I live at the bottom of a lake! How would I get fire orbooks? Y o u are s tu- p i d and if you come near my home I will eat you." --Bronchy the Broncho Lake Monster (My note): He and I are cool now. I went by there later that day and gave him some fresh trout. Received 1/30/07: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your thorough and respectful piece on my people has done wonders for our society. Meeow. Since your article, I've been able to rummage through the Murdaugh dumpster in broad daylight for the first time since I was a kitten without students crapping their pants in horror. It's not my fault we're forced to live where we do, and smell the way we do. That's capitalism for you. Meaowwrgggh. Anyone who says a caste system doesn't exist in America is smoking crack." - -X a v ier Snickerfriz, sewer cat Received 2/27/07: "In your Feb. 22 issue, you referred to me as a 'wonky, metallic Stretch Armstrong.' How would you like to stand in that silly pose for all eternity? I mean, sure I get to watch all the girls' intramural slow-motion trampoline tournaments, but it's hard to get phone numbers when you're nine feet tall and made of metal. Thanks for being insensitive." - -"Breathe" s t at -
ue by Plunkett Park (My note): I apologized. We made up. We still hang out. Received 3/14/07: "I don't know what I need to do to get you return my e-mails or at least acknowledge me, but it really insults me that you spend so much time chasing monsters around campus while there's a perfectly good one living in your own closet. Don't expect me to organize your sweaters anymore, and expect the scares to increase considerably. You suck." --Monster Assigned to Closet #4234234 (My note): Sorry Gary, there just weren't enough newspapers to fit everyone in. I know this probably won't make up for everything, but I'll sleep with t h e
story on Brumthelt the Laundry Thief, and he's not even that scary. Come on! I'm made of asbestos! I give you CANCER!! That's pretty freakin' scary! !" --Murdaugh Hall Asbestos Monster (My note): Honestly, I didn't think he was real and by the time I got this letter, the semester was almost over. There were about seven other monsters who wrote in complaining that I ignored them. Sony. Received 4/18/07: "The Vista reminds me of a newspaper that is not good. Your !always spell Bronco wrong. Is? the 'H' button on ur typewriter or something? Puuhhlleeaase! ! ! 1 ! And those pictures on the front page? I think your discriminating against ppl who are offended by pictures. I know I would B offended. --Gerber Jurgen, cyborg technologies senior Received 3/1/07: "MUU UUUUH HHHHH HHH
nightlight offtonight s o you can come out and stretch your legs. Maybe grab a beer with the monster that lives under my bed. I know you two have had a thing for a while now and I'm cool with it, as long as it doesn't interfere with your closet monster duties. Received 2/23/07: "I don't know why I'm here, either. I guess it was a shipping error. The California State Cougars probably have a broncho statue in front oftheir Business Building." --Cougar Statue by the Business Building Received 3/21/07: "When you first did your article on me and others like me, I knew I had to call my mom and explain things before she read it in the paper. I don't know how you gathered that information, but now I have to thank Au, At first I was horrified that you'd exposed my sick little addiction, but now that I've fold 'help with a support group, I've, realized that those guys weren't my friends after all and that there is a better life to be had. Now that I've been clean for two months, my ex-wife and I have started talking again, and I think our daughter may get to have a father after all. This is one ogre whose life you've changed." --Brumthelt Brookholter, (former) Murdaugh Basement Laundry Thief-Thing Received 3/2/07: "What?? No story on me? You did a
HH HHH HGH" zombie --Peter Geiger, Received 4/25/07: "Dear Nathan...I appreciate the write up you gave me in the Vista a few issues back. Before I got featured in the campus paper, finding a nice 'bat to sniff was embarrassingly 'rare!!! I'M Writing this letter to the Vista not only to say thanks...but to also raise awareness for my new political action campaign: THE NORTH AMERICAN MAN/DOG LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMDLA). For ages, the link between man and "man's best friend" was painfully limited to fetch, hunting and trips to PetSmart... don't get me wrong!!! PetSmart's okay...but did dog owners ever stop to think that we might wanna go to Christy's Toy Box or at least a nice dinner every now and then too! 1 I want the battery-operated chew toys! ! ! ! I ask you America... is that so wrong! 1 --Woofers McGee, concerned Weimeraner To all who've picked up a Vista this year, glanced at it, flipped through it, looked at the pretty pictures or used it as an umbrella on a particularly rainy day, let me say "thank you."
by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer UCO's three jazz ensembles performed with about 20 other college bands at the Wichita Jazz Festival in Wichita, Kansas, April 20. "Everything went really well," said Dustin Loehrs, trumpet performance senior and trumpeter for the #1 Ensemble. "We got the highest markings you can get." The Ensembles performed at the Jazz Lab April 16 as a run-through of the material they played at the festival. "It's fun," Loehrs said. "It's what we work towards all year." Piercing brass, fluttering woodwind and toe-tapping percussion filled venue from one cool, blue wall to the other and rose to its high ceiling, with music lovers standing on the wraparound balcony and seated around tables near the stage. It was standing room only long before the concert began, and bustling Hideaway servers balancing pizzas on their upturned palms delivered dinner to older men sipping from wine glasses and middle-aged women tipping back bottles of suds. The age range of the audience varied from children barely out of grade school and well dressed, white-haired Edmondites. Jazz Ensemble #3 kicked off the night with "Words Cannot Express," a slow, sultry ballad by UCO graduate Vince Gorman. Then followed up with a Latin piece by Gordon Goodwin featuring an insanely talented percussion
section and wailing trumpets that elicited cravings for salty chips and spicy queso sauce. Next was "I've Go Fusion" by Steve Wiest, a melodic, instrumental medley of George Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm" with muted trumpets, thumping bass guitar and a cool sound expertly played with sure direction from Jeff Kidwell. "They've come a long way," Kidwell said. Though he's only directed the ensemble for a year, Kidwell's father, Dr. Kent Kidwell, started the jazz program at UCO in 1974, and two years later they won the Wichita Jazz Festival. "So we brought them a long way in a short amount of time." Before coming to UCO, Kidwell taught music at high schools and middle schools in Edmond andN orman for15 years. The UCO ensembles also include high school students. "If we see a need in a certain area, we'll contact local.directors who have a strong program and ask if they have any kids who are top notch. They audition just like the college guys do," he said. Jazz Ensemble #2 took the stage soon after and played slow, swinging "Cheerful Me," boasting dazzling trumpetwork and snare with a fiery guitar solo from Greg Whitaker; highenergy "On the Edge," and Billy Common's "Crossword," which director Bryan Gorrell promised to be a "barn burner." It didn't disappoint, with a quartet of blazing trombones, a row of shrill trumpets and the toe-tapping beat of the bass guitar. 9tho,Itoiable solos from the' " tgented
Tanner Williams on tenor sax and iridescent Kalter Weatherholtz on trombone. "The Jazz Lab is one of the nicest places for a student to play live jazz and come hear live jazz," said Stephen Myers, music education freshman and percussionist for the #2 ensemble. He said playing in the ensemble has improved his musical ability drastically. The #1 Ensemble finished the night right, with great tenor sax solo work by Andrews Gonzales', It started with a flurry of brass and tiptoeing cymbali, which cooled off for secon song "My One and Only Love,T a ballad popping with the tinny noise of muted trumpets, lead ing into an expert trombone solc and a swell of brass from th five trumpets in the back ro Former student Vinci Norman's "A Change in th$ Weather," characterized b a funky, thumping bass gui tar, and Gonzales' nimbi sizzling tenor sax sojo an cool, bluesy bass guitait The final song ended th evening with forceful brass and an explosion of structure() cacophony from musician$ who dominated their instrut ments with frenzied finger, work and a surgeon's precision. "I thought tonight went really well. Everybody stayed really excited, especially whei we were playing that stuff that was really fast and difficult That's the key," Loehrs said.
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UCO to host 'Music Festival' As part of the Spring 2007 New Music Festival, the music of Susan Botti will be featured in a recital at 2 p.m. April 26 in Room 135 of the Music Building. The Symphonic Band will also perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Mitchell Hall Theater.
Tronchostock' to feature local bands UCO will host "Bronchostock" at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Plunkett Park. The event will feature live performances from the musical groups the Umbrellas, Minutes Too Far, El Paso Hot Button, Neopolitans and the Sherree Chamberlain Band.
Free food and refreshments will be available to attendees. For more information, contact Cassie Neahring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Education to host grad reception A graduation reception for the College of Education and Professional Studies will be held May 4 in the Education Building foyer. The undergraduate reception will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the graduate reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. After the reception, students will line up for the traditional walk from Old North to Hamilton Field House.
Food drive to benefit local food bank Canned goods and nonperishable items will be collected in marked boxes through May 3 in the Education Building and the Max Chambers Library. The food will go to the Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank.
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Chorale and UCO Concert Chorale. Admission will be $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for UCO students. For tickets, call the Mitchell Hall Theater Box Office at 974-3375.
Student curated art `Bronchos With Wings' School of Music exhibit in Chambers raising money to present evening of Library Mozart Scholarship applica The UCO HeartWalk team "Evolution of 20th Century "Bronchos With Wings" will tions due UCO's School of Music will
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Multicultural Services to host graduation banquet Multicultural Student Services and Diversity Round Table will present the Multicultural Graduation Banquet at 7 p.m. May 3 in Ballroom C of the Nigh University Center.
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Attendance to the banquet is free for all graduating students. Guest tickets are available for faculty, staff, family and friends at $11 before April 30 and $15 starting May 1. Tickets can be purchased at the office of Multicultural Student Services or the office of Student Activities and Events. For more information, contact the office of Multicultural Student Services at 974-3588.
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ago, he was uniquely qualified to lend the U.S. government a helping hand in this time of post-tragedy uncertainty. "As a university president, I am one of several people asked to testify to help answer some of the questions that college students, their parents and the community have about the security preparations on college campuses and procedures for responding to troubled students," Webb said. The April 23 hearing, titled "Security on America's College Campuses," was chaired by Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman and included several experts in the field of law enforcement, campus administration and disaster readiness. Webb's trip was in response to the April 16 Virginia Tech shooting rampage carried out by Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old VT student with a penchant for writing violent poetry and movie scripts. Seung-Hui killed 33 people, including himself, and wounded dozens more in what is now being called the worst single shooting in U.S. history. Besides holding the title of Oklahoma's longest-serving university president, Webb also sits on the board of directors at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, which was created by the federal government after the OKC bombing in 1995. Andrew Knittle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UCO's most famous resident geese cross a sidewalk on campus.
Billy Leonard preforms at the UCO Pow-Wow.
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An Army CH-47 helicopter takes off and UCO ROTC cadets cover themselves from dust March 8 at the soccer field.
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Hyo Jeong Choi, fashion marketing freshmen, left, and Hyun Mi Yoo, business freshmen, pray for victims of the Virginia Tech shootings during a candle light vigil at Broncho Lake April 23.
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April 26, 2007
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Ranger alleges cover-up in Tillman case WASHINGTON (AP) An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's brother. "I was ordered not to tell him," U.S. Army Spc. Bryan O'Neal told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2007. There are 249 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: Four hundred years ago, on April 26, 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. (They later settled at Jamestown.) On this date:
Riot breaks out at Indiana prison NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) Inmates staged a two-hour riot at a medium-security men's prison Tuesday, injuring two staff members and setting fires in a courtyard. Indiana Department of Correction spokeswoman Java Ahmed said more than one cell house was involved in the disturbance at the New Castle Correctional Facility, about 43 miles east of Indianapolis.
Cheney, Reid spar over Iraq policy WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Dick Cheney accused Democratic leader Harry Reid on Tuesday of personally pursuing a defeatist strategy in Iraq to win votes at home a charge Reid dismissed as President Bush's "attack dog" lashing out. The particularly harsh exchange came just hours after Bush said he would veto the latest war spending bill taking shape in Congress, which includes a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq.
In 1785, American naturalist and artist John James Audubon was born in Haiti. In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Bowling Green, Va., and killed. In 1937, planes from Nazi Germany raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. In 1945, Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France's Vichy government during World War II, was arrested. In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit the first of a record 61 home runs in a single season. In 1964, the African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
Powers consider Iran nuclear proposal ANKARA, Turkey (AP) The United States and other world powers are willing to consider an Iranian proposal that would allow the country to keep some of its uranium enrichment program intact instead of dismantling it completely, foreign government officials said Tuesday. On the eve of talks between top Iranian envoy Ali Larijani and Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief, the officials, some of them diplomats, others based in their capitals, said the discussions were key because for the first time they could try to sidestep the deadlock over enrichment by trying to agree on a new definition of the term.
Al-Qaida linked group claims U.S. deaths BAGHDAD (AP) An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility Tuesday for double suicide truck bombings that killed nine U.S. paratroopers in the worst attack on American ground forces in Iraq in more than a year, saying it sent two knights" for the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of Sunni militants that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, said it was behind Monday's double attack on a U.S. patrol base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, an area that has seen violence spike since American troops surged into the capital to halt violence there.
10 die as storms hit Texas-Mexico border EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) Rescue efforts resumed at daybreak Wednesday outside this border city where a tornado killed at least seven people, destroyed two schools and damaged more than 20 homes. Three other people died a few miles away in Mexico. Five of the victims apparently were in one mobile home, Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster sai
Dow Jones industrials cross 13,000 NEW YORK (AP) The Dow Jones industrial average shot past 13,000 for the first time Wednesday, powered by growing evidence of a strong corporate America: rising earnings and better-than-expected economic data. The stock market's best-known indicator surged past its latest milestone shortly after the opening of trading, and continued rising to 13,036.99 before retracing some of its steps.
In 1968, the United States exploded beneath the Nevada desert a 1.3 megaton nuclear device called "Boxcar." In 1970, the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company" opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York. In 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident happened at the Chernobyl plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire killed at least 31 people and sent radioactivity into the atmosphere. In 2000, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions. Ten years ago: In his Saturday radio address, President Clinton prepared for the opening of a community service summit by asking Congress to pay for a drive to ensure that every third-grader can read. Five years ago: Robert Steinhaeuser, an expelled student, went on a shooting rampage at a school in Erfurt, Germany, killing 17 people, including himself. David Gunn, who had run transit systems in New York City and Washington, was named president of Amtrak, the troubled national rail passenger service.
One year ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld paid a surprise visit to Iraq, where they embraced the country's fledgling leaders as independent and focused on the future. Today's Birthdays: Actresscomedian Carol Burnett is 74. Rhythm-and-blues sing-. er Maurice Williams is 69. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 69. Singer Bobby Rydell is 65. Rock musician Gary Wright is 64. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 49. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 47. Actress Joan Chen is 46. Rock musician Chris Mars is 46. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 45. Actor Jet Li (lee) is 44. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 43. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 42. Actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste is 40. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 39. Rapper T-Boz (TLC) is 37. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flats) is 36. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 35. Rock musician Jose Pasillas (Incubus) is 31. Actor Tom Welling is 30. Actress Jordana Brewster is 27. Actress Marnette Patterson is 27. Actor Aaron Weeks is 21. Thought for Today: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." - Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author.
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Counseling Center offers reassurance "I honestly feel that students can benefit from talking to profes7. sionals about their problems, for it helps them see they are not alone in this world" -Katie Jenkins by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer
UCO Concert Chorale will perform at the Choral Masterworks concert on April 28 in Mitchell Hall Theater.
Embrace the symphonic arts to relieve the stress of finals by Abha Eli Phoboo be sung in Latin and English. show will include U.S. premiere "Mozart's 'Requiem' is of "Night on Bald Mountain" by Staff Writer one of the most recognized Modest Mussorgsky and Igor There is much music to be lis- and debated choral pieces of Huddle, and works by Franz tened to during breaks between Western music and will be per- Josef Haydn, Frederic Chopin studies weekend before finals. formed by both the dynamic and Sergei Rachmaninov. UCO's School of music will forces of a chorus and orchestra. Kuleshov has studied with present Choral Masterworks For some, it will be an opportu- acclaimed musicians and concert at 7:30 p.m., April 28 nity to hear powerful live music performed concerts across at the Mitchell Hall Theater people will recognize, but never the world, including Italy's to wrap the semester. Valery knew where it was from, and Milan Conservatory, Moscow Kuleshov, UCO artist-in-resi- for others, it will be a famil- Conservatory's Great Halls dence, will perform a solo con- iar piece which will stir the and New York's Carnegie Hall. cert on piano 3 p.m. on April emotions that only music can Tickets for Choral 29 at the Mitchell Hall Theater. bring," said Dr. Karl Nelson, Masterworks are $10 for adults, The event will feature works UCO director of choral studies. $6 for senior citizens and $4 by Mozart, the highlights of John Clinton, dean of UCO for UCO students. Tickets for which will be one of his most College of Arts, Media and Kuleshov's solo concert are well-known pieces "Requiem Design, will act as guest conduc- $25 for adults, $20 for senior in D Minor, KV 626," per- for for Horn Concerto No. 4 in citizens and $4 for students. formed by the Edmond E Flat Major, KV 495. Clinton Community Chorale and UCO is conductor of the Oklahoma Concert Chorale. The piece is Youth Orchestra. Ted Honea, also popular as soundtrack to assistant professor, will play Abha Eli Phoboo can be reached "Amadeus," a film by Peter the natural horn for the piece. at email@example.com . Schafer, released in 1984. It will On Sunday,ValeryKuleshov's
U.P.S willingly provides for all your travel needs "No one should have to drink and drive, and should always weigh out the consequences" -Savannah Owen by Aaron Wright Staff Writer
Six students put a service learning project called U.P.S. (Ur Personal Safety) into action when they provided 25 students that had transportation issues with rides. "When our group first introduced each other, and everyone told their idea, I just remember sitting there, saying my idea is big, and it's going to take a lot of commitment," said Savannah Owen, secondary education freshman. Owen told her group members, which are Josh Greer, Maria Carajal, Chase Moore, Jake Tremblay and Rachel Parks, about the SafeRide program at the University of Kansas. This program gives rides to students who have been drinking, don't have a car or don't feel corn-
fortable with their ride. 'She had attended there last semester and was familiar with how it worked. Next came the research for the group. They called two universities with a similar program already in place to see how their logistics worked. Those on the team also looked into legal issues to make sure their idea was feasible at UCO. The group then decided to do a test run to show that the project could work. They pooled their money together to get a prepaid cell phone for two weekends. They promoted the idea via Facebook and with fliers. During the weekend of April 13 through April 14, the team used their own gas and vehicles to pick up 19 people. They also wielded about 30 phone calls with questions about the program. During the weekend of April 20 and 21, the group gave six people a ride.
"For us, one call would have been a success," said Rachel Parks, team member and freshman dance. "In our minds, picking up one person could have saved not only their life but the lives of others in the community." Owen said she and her teammates would like to see this become a student organization. She said the program would need financial support and volunteers from the university and the city of Edmond. She suggested student jobs could be created to staff the program. "No one should have to drink and drive, and should always weigh out the consequences," said Owen. "With U.P.S., students at our university will never have to worry about that again." Aaron Wright can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org ,
The Virginia Tech tragedy set in motion a process of recovery and healing that has become painfully familiar in the aftermath of events such as the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine and September 11. How can a community and a nation come together in the moments following such a horrific event? Is it possible that these events can be prevented? "I feel that many individuals will feel greatly impacted by the events at Virginia Tech," senior advertising major Lauren Jones said. "Some will know how to deal with these emotions and others will need to seek help. That is why I feel the Student Counseling Center is of significance to UCO students." The UCO Counseling Center helps the university achieve its mission of enabling students to achieve their intellectual, professional, personal and creative potential. "By providing outreach programming, consultation and time-limited direct counseling services, the Student Counseling Center strives to assist the University of Central Oklahoma community in helping UCO students successfully navigate the psycho-social development tasks concomitant with UCO experience," mission statement for the Counseling Center. The questions asked above all can be dealt with through counseling services, such as the Counseling Center here at UCO. Students can learn to deal with personal concerns
or situations, such as initiating friendships, divorce or a break-up, anxiety, depression, academic difficulties, and adjustments to college life. "Having the counseling center on campus is comforting to me because we all have times in our lives that we just need to let out some steam," senior photography major Katie Jenkins said. "I honestly feel that students can benefit from talking to professionals about their problems, for it helps them see they are not alone in this world." It is not unusual for a person to feel depressed, confused or upset at various times throughout life. When feelings like these arise, usually it's an indication the person may be experiencing problems that are more distressing than typical frustrations. What is the best advice for school authorities, friends and family dealing with these individuals? According to the Counseling Center's website, if you choose to help a distressed student, or if a student approaches you to talk about personal problems, you may find the following tips help you make that interaction more beneficial to both of you. Arrange to talk to students at a time when both of you can focus on the problem in a private setting. "It's likely that even a few minutes of attentive listening will provide encouragement; you may also be able to provide some direction for the student that will enable him or her to resolve the problem or to seek appropriate professional help." An individual must also listen to the particular student and
try to ascertain both thoughts and feelings. Reflect or repeat the essence of the student's message, trying to include both content and feeling. "By expressing your concern in a non judgmental way, you allow the student to speak to you more easily," read the website. It is also helpful for the trou bled student to become aware of possible alternative solutions to the problem. Have the student discuss the pros and cons of each option, enabling them to make informed decisions. It is important to remember that a student's belief and value systems are probably going to differ from yours, and what works for you will not necessarily, work for him or her. Making yourself available to that particular student is just enough help.' "I know that I have had people come to me with problems and I am not in the position to give the right advice at times," Jones said. "So I let them know other outlets they can turn to, such as the Counseling Center here on campus.". The Counseling Center offices are located on the fourth floor of the Nigh University Center, in Rm. 402. During the academic year, office hours are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays. Services such as counseling, workshops and consultations, are available to quali- , fying, currently enrolled students at UCO free of charge. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at Igillum@thevistaonline.com .
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Microsoft launched *indows Vista and Office 2007, 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Nigh University Center. According to Deejay Folami, student partner for Microsoft, the event was designed to crede awareness and provide information to UCO students about the new software. Randy Guthrie, Academic Developer gvangelist from Seattle, Washington, spoke at the event on "100 reasons to Upgrade." "There are four different versions of Vista and you have to figure out what's right for ypu," said Guthrie. "There are also four things we are trying to do better: improve securit)%, entertainment quality, clarity, and be more productive." - Guthrie demonstrated features of the new software, such as Windows Meeting Space, designed for team projects and Groove, which is similar to WebCT and Blackboard learn-
ing system but equipped with a chat section and microphone ling use. Others included the Antiwe phising filter to flash alerts when harmful sites are trying to enter and Windows Flip, which allows a 3D preview of all windows in use. Vista also has volume mixer, tabbed browsing and sidebar gadgets. Queena Ezeala, marketing representative, announced that students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science could have Windows Vista and Groove for free. Those interested must see the department chair for approval. "I want people to experience Wow and see what it really is. Microsoft is holding the Participants at the event future and we are giving stu- were given free prizes, includdents the key to it," Ezeala said. ing DVDs of Windows Vista "There is a lot of difference package and opportunities to between Windows XP and take Microsoft Certified Exams. the new Vista or Office 2003 and 2007. Vista is more userfriendly and we are giving students here the opportunity , to_ Abha piphoboocan,,be reached , learn tips .and tricks ,and, win at firstname.lastname@example.org . free software," Folami said.
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Fortunately, someone like Shawna Cleary is lurking in the shadows, devoting her time to look inside the unsightly world of life. All which is done to fully grasp its concept and eventually change the negative to be seen more pleasant in the eyes of society. Her research on serial killers, sexual predators and the like has helped make headway not only in catching and treating the offenders, but also in helping victims. Even though all these seem like melancholic subjects, they are essential in today's violent world. Burying one's head in the sand won't fix or make the horror fade away. "I grew up wanting to be an FBI agent and that kind of morphed into wanting to teach," said Cleary. "I had a particular interest in violent offenders that was probably sparked by taking courses here at UCO." She hasn't always focused her attention and efforts to criminal justice and crime theory. As an undergraduate, she owned an aerobic dance studio. Her undergraduate practicum was actually going into women's prisons in the Oklahoma City area and teaching aerobic dance. "It was different but fun," she said. As a student at UCO, "I started out with an interest in serial killers and I discovered that to understand serial murders you have to understand rape and so that kind of morphed into an interest in rape." Then it spread out from there." Cleary received her Doctorate from OU and published a book of her research on violent offenders and gender. Titled "Sex Offenders and Self-Control: Explaining Sexual Violence," Cleary studied nonsex offenders, in-treatment sex offenders and never-treated sex offenders to see whether their behavior reflected the General Theory of Crime. Her research explored the roles of childhood development, criminal history and self-control in the behavior of sex offenders. Cleary is adamant about helping women become stronger and no longer victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. "One in six women will experience rape or attempted rape," she said about the shocking statistics of sexual assault. "Most rape occurs by people you know." She went on to say, that many women would not report their attack due to vengeance by their attacker or the way they will be treated and looked down upon in the eyes of officials. "This is the only crime where the victim is treated like a criminal," she said. "We need to concentrate on the perpetrators rather than the victims." With subjects this morbid, Cleary seems to stay motivated and encouraging. "Crime is constantly changing and evolving. I have to work to keep up with it and the whole area fascinates me." "I'm very much a sociologist in that I like to apply what's going on in the real
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world to theory, and I'm constantly looking for things that have just happened to use as sociological explanations. That's what keeps me going." Along with the constantly evolving pace of Cleary's work, advocacy work keeps her motivated to continue her path to victory. "The work I do in the community keeps me going by trying to change things, to make things in the community safer from sex offenders and domestic violence," she said. Through her association with the Young Women's Christian Association of Oklahoma City, Cleary is actively involved in the cause to help women who have been abused. She helps develop curriculum and lectures for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, which works with law enforcement personnel, medical workers and others who are actively involved with collecting, preserving and documenting forensic evidence in the sexual assault arena. Cleary was appointed by the Attorney General to the Advisory Council for the State of Oklahoma on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and is on the Sex Offender Management Team for Oklahoma. It's obvious that Cleary is zealous about her work, in and out of the classroom. As she would put it, "my best quality is probably perseverance because the things I have to deal with are very frustrating. Like the women issues that I deal with, it sometimes feels like you're hitting your head against a wall. On the other hand, there are days when something happens and there's a huge euphony, so I feel like I'm trying to change attitudes and minds. That's been my passion." "I feel like that's why I do this, that's why I've been put in the position to do this and I think that is my purpose in life," she said. Her parents, both retired college professors, are the reason she believes she is this highenergy, dedicated person who is dedicated about her work. "I definitely look at them as role models, especially my father, because he's done a lot of advocacy work in different areas.. I find myself following his path. I grew up with my father teaching Monday nights, every Monday night, and now I am teaching Monday nights." Next, fall,, Cleary will have been teaching full-time at UCO two years. She started full-time when she was working on her doctorate. Native to Oklahoma, Cleary, ,truly loves this state. "You tend to want to make an impact in the area you care about, I care about Oklahoma and so I wanted to make an impact here. I love UCO, it's a wonderful university." "One of the things that I do in every class I teach is I discuss sexual violence and one of my issues in particular is getting men to understand what is going on because they have the biggest impact for they are the ones who do it, for the most part," Cleary said. "So somebody needs to start changing the minds of men and at this college age is a good place to go
to make them look at this differently and not accept the norm." Cleary's most rewarding aspect of teaching is changing the lives of her students. "I've had students here who have learned about domestic violence in my courses and it has pushed them out of bad relationships. That is the highest praise you can ever get. She's had to get out of a bad situation because she's had a wake up call from a lecture that I've done, that's huge." Cleary teaches such macabre courses as sexual assault and sex offenders, domestic violence, serial murder, crime theory, and gender and crime. Dealing with the latter, gender and crime, Cleary wishes to see a revolutionary change. "I would like men to be more involved in advocacy work. Women are primarily the victims but men are also the victims," she said. "In the long run, men are victimized for all those who do these crimes because it paints all men with that broad brush." When it comes with how we as a society deal with rape and domestic violence, Cleary desperately hopes for attitudes and opinions to change. "We've been living with this false consciousness where this is the way men treat women and this is what women should expect and that nothing is going to ever get better," she said. "There is a chance for this to get better and you've got to look to humanity to get that to change." It's obvious that accomplishing to change the attitudes and minds of humanity seems farfetched, but to Cleary, it's within reach. She admits that it's a long and difficult process but she chooses not to, give up. "Instead of getting frustrated and leave, I get frustrated and try to make changes." The downside of teaching to Cleary is grading papers and attending committee meetings. But that doesn't keep her down. She loves lecturing and talking to her students. "I love good discussion, I'm not one to shy away from confrontation." Ten years down the road, Cleary sees herself continuing teaching at UCO and hopes to stay actively involved in advocacy work. When asked her lifelong dream, she laughed and repeatedly kept saying it is so corny, it sounds so silly. "I would love to win Publisher's Clearing House and be able to have an endowed chair for our department and be able to donate money to UCO." With Cleary's help and persistence, the fight to change and eliminate sexism, sexual violence and domestic violence is little by little improving. She chooses not to turn her back on these terribly morbid subjects, but chooses to face them head on with diligence and fortitude. Empowering women and creating awareness to men, Cleary is definitely on her way to ultimately changing the dark side of life and bringing it to the forefront of humanity.
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April 26, 2007
Sen. Williamson fights Gov. Henry's veto on anti-abortion "It's hard to believe this is happening in our society, but it is, and we clearly need to stop taxpayers from supporting this practice" by AP Writer Sen. James A. Williamson wasn't making any predictions Tuesday as he announced plans for an attempted override of Gov. Brad Henry's veto of a contentious anti-abortion bill. Williamson said he would lodge an override motion during Wednesday's Senate session. "We'll see if any senators want to flip flop on this life-anddeath issue," Williamson said at a news conferences where his bill drew support from parents of children with Down syndrome. The bill was opposed by medical groups who expressed concern that language preventing doctors from "encouraging" abortions could keep physicians from giving medical advice to women with troubled pregnancies. Williamson, R-Tulsa, said the main focus of the bill is to prevent the use of state facilities and taxpayer dollars for abortions unless a mother's life is at stake. The bill was criticized because it does not contain exceptions for rape and incest. Most abortions are now performed at clinics and the bill would not stop those procedures. Doris Erhart, co-founder of the Down SyndromeAssociation of Central Oklahoma, said the bill is needed because mothers are currently given information "delivered in such a way as to pressure the woman to terminate her pregnancy." Juanita Killingsworth said she changed physicians because he was getting negative information on her pregnancy, including the option of having an abortion.
The two women pm-mothers of children with Down syndrome, whom they brought to the news conference. Their children were born at private facilities. Williamson said prenatal tests for birth defects can result in false positives, with women being advised to abort healthy babies.' Rep. Lisa Billy, R-Purcell, said a doctor at a state facility recommended that she have an abortion because her fetus could have Down syndrome, but her baby, a boy, was born without the genetic disorder. "It's hard to believe this is happening in our society, but it is, and we clearly need to stop taxpayers from supporting this practice," Williamson said. In vetoing the bill, Henry said it "does more harm than good" and would require poor women who are victims of rape or incest "no option but to carry a fetus to term, no matter how horrific and violent the circumstances." "There are a number of fatal birth defects in which there is no chance of survival and yet Senate Bill 714 would add to a family's suffering and medical costs by forcing a woman to carry that fetus to term," Henry said. Critics said the bill could endanger the future health of some women who had cancer and other serious illnesses when they were pregnant. The bill passed the Senate on a 32-16 vote, meaning one senator who voted for the measure will have to vote against the override motion in order for the governor's veto to be sustained. It takes a twothirds vote in the 48-member Senate to override a veto.
Oklahoma state Sen. James A. Williamson, R-Tulsa, speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 24, 2007. At rear is Doris Erhart, co-founder of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Williamson announced plans for an attempted override Henry's veto of a contentious anti-abortion bill.
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April 26, 2007
World powers may be ready to allow Iran produce uranium by AP Writer The United States and other world powers may be ready to allow Iran to keep some of its uranium enrichment program intact instead of demanding its complete dismantling, foreign government officials said Tuesday. Officials said some willingness to compromise might advance talks Wednesday in the Turkish capital between top Iranian envoy Ali Larijani and. Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief. Recognizing that Iran would never accept a complete freeze, the powers are • considering "a new definition of enrichment," one diplomat said. Under the proposal, Iran would could keep some of its program intact without actually producing enriched uranium. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack denied that the United States was "considering any proposals that would allow the Iranians to retain any enrichment-related activities." But another U.S. official who spoke on condition ofanonymity suggested there was potentially more flexibility in Washington's position than previously. "We purposely left open the possibility that direct talks could happen by being a little less committed to the requirements to have a meeting," said the official. He alluded to previous demands of an allencompassing freeze on all enrichment related activities. Iran is running more than 1,300 centrifuge machines at its underground facility at Natanz. Its ultimate goal is to
run 50,000 centrifuges a year, enough to churn out material for a network of nuclear power generators _ or a fullscale nuclear weapons program. The United States might accept a version of "cold standby" _ allowing a set number of centrifuges to remain standing and assembled in series but not running, a diplomat said. Iran, he said, would likely push for keeping the machines operating, if not producing enriched uranium. The six powers _ United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germane` also want to reduce assembled and hookedup centrifuges to less than 1,000. A European official said hopes were that both sides could agree on at least "a different definition of suspension that we can work with." Like other officials _ some of them diplomats, others based in their capitals _ the two spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were discussing confidential information. With agreement to strive for a new definition of enrichment, Larijani and Solana may be able to sidestep a deadlock that for months has thwarted the resumption of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, said the officials, who were familiar with the discussions with Iran or specialized in non-proliferation issues. Iran's defiance of a U.N. Security Council demand to suspend all activities linked to enrichment _ a possible pathway to nuclear arms _ has led to two sets of sanctions against the country, the latest last month. Iran argues the sanctions are illegal, noting it has the right
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Negotiations between Iran and the three European nations broke down last year when the Iranian government refused to suspend enrichement in exchange. for a package of economic andpolitical inducements, including help in developing a peaceful nuclear program. One of the diplomats said recognition by the United States and its allies that Iran would never accept their earlier demand of a full freeze
dictated a decision to contemplate "a new definition of enrichment" that would allow Tehran to keep some of its program intact without actually turning out enriched material. An agreement was unlikely be emerge from Wednesday's talks. Solana would have to report back to the six capitals he is representing, while Larijani would need to have any deal cleared with the Iranian government.
Chemical threatens Oklahoma wildlife by AP Writer
Glass vials containing a mysterious chemical have been unearthed at a remote northern Oklahoma wildlife refuge, forcing officials to close part of the refuge and dispatch a military response team to identify and remove the material. Armed guards sealed off the entrance to the crystal digging area at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge after a Boy Scout who was digging in a crystal formation accidentally broke one of the buried vials on Saturday, exposing him to lyellowish liquid inside, John Brock, manager of the refuge, said Tuesday. The material caused the boy's eyes to burn, his nose to run and he began coughing, Brock said. "It was pungent enough to make him run away from it," Brock said. The boy has not experienced any lingering ill effects, he said. Brock said he and other officials later returned to the site and uncovered as many as 10 more of the glass vials, which he said are 6 or 7 inches long and sealed on both ends. "We didn't know what we were dealing with so we backed out," Brock said. "My worse concern is that there may be something else buried out there." Members of the Army's 22nd Chemical Battalion (technical escort) are being sent from the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to identify and neutralize the material, said Karen Drewin, spokeswoman for the Department of Defense. The refuge is located near Cherokee in Alfalfa County, about 20 miles south of the Kansas border. "We have assessment equipment to handle these kinds of items," Drewin said. The response team is sched-
uled to arrive on Friday and will be at the refuge during its birding festival this weekend, an annual event that attracts hundreds of birdwatchers from across the country. The 40-acre crystal digging area will be off limits during the festival. "We've closed that entire area of the salt flats," Brock said. The closest visitors will be able to get to the area is about one mile. "I imagine that a lot of folks are going to be unhappy," he said. The area was established in 1930 as a federal wildlife refuge and breeding ground for birds. A member of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, the refuge is home to thousands of ducks, geese and birds. The area also is known for selenite, a crystallized form of gypsum that takes on a variety of shapes as it forms just below the salt-encrusted surface of the refuge. The crystals are seldom found more than 2 feet below the surface. Between 1942 and 1946, the area was used as a practice bombing range by U.S. aviators, Brock said. Last summer, a military contractor performed an investigation of unexploded ordinance and contaminants at the refuge. Remnants of old practice bombs and shell casings have been located on the site, authorities said. But there is no evidence the refuge was ever used as a chemical weapons testing or storage site, said Ross Adkins, chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Tulsa. Adkins said authorities believe the glass vials were produced by the military. But he said it is unclear what the material is, who put it there and how long it has been there. "There are a number of things that it could be," Adkins said.
April 26, 2007
'Shinobi: Heart Under Blade' provides a dull experience
by Justin Langston Staff GFriter Banking on the recent trend of ninja media, Funimation has brought 2005 adaptation of Futaro Yamada's novel "the Kouga Ninja Scrolls," "Shinobi: Heart Under Blade," to DVD for American audiences. This is probably one movie that should have stayed on the other
side of the Pacific, however. Set in the early 1600's, the movie follows the tale of two famous ninja clans, the Kouga and the Iga clans. The heirs of each clan, Gennosuke (Kouga) and Oboro (Iga) have fallen in love with each other. Unfortunately, the two clans have hated each other and have been sworn enemies for 400 years, making the lov-
ers relationship very difficult. Things are exacerbated further when the Shogun of Japan decides the ninja clans have grown too powerful and threaten the peace of Japan. Under the guise of choosing an heir to the Shogunate, the Shogun hires the two clans to form a team of five to do battle with each other. Supposedly, each clan will represent one of the Shogun's
potential heirs and the winner of the proxy war will decide the heir. In truth, the Shogun hopes the ninjas will wipe each other out, leaving their respective villages undefended and allowing his armies to kill all the stragglers. Oboro and Gennosuke are each chosen to lead their respective clans to war, and a tragic ending is the only one in store for the star-crossed lovers. Essentially, the movie is a ninja version of Romeo and Juliet, minus any of the potential chemistry between the lovers. In this work, the love between Gennosuke and Oboro is largely unexplored. It's unclear how long they have been together or how deep their relationship is. Oboro makes a few comments about their chance to be married can only exist in their dreams, but that's about it. Which is disappointing. There's a lot of angst on Gennosuke's part trying to avoid the fighting all together because of his love for Oboro. Oboro seems to have none of the same qualms as her lover, however. As soon as Gennosuke tips her off to his plan to inquire about the real reason for the fighting, Oboro immediately leads her ninjas to kill off the Kouga team, knowing full well that Gennosuke is leading them. Some girl-
friend, huh? Gennosuke more uses of the ninja powsure knows how to pick 'em. ers, this movie would have The actual war isn't too par- gotten a lot more interesting. The last problem was ticularly interesting either. None of the ninjas do anything ninja Gennosuke's ridiculous haircut. like. There's no stealth assassi- It was some kind of weird cross nation, sneak attacks or devious between a mullet and a fauxinfiltration, just a bunch of fights hawk. He looked like some kind in broad daylight (barring one of half-emo half-anime reject. The subject here is good and fight) in front of everyone. The Kouga's do have a shapeshifer fairly interesting. Unfortunately, who infiltrates the Iga clan, but poor writing and bad action that didn't turn out too well. scenes bog it down. At the Ninja superpowers are par very least, the CGI isn't too for the course. In fact, it would bad and the wire-fu doesn't be somewhat disappointing if look too unnatural (except for theses guys didn't run across the one scene at the beginning). Anybody in the market to water or throw a million shurikens in a second. However, see some cool ninja fighting on since the movie is not very ninja the same subject would be betlike, the war is more like a war ter off checking out the anime between super heroes than a "Basilisk." It's another adaptawar between super ninjas. That tion of the Kouga Ninja Scrolls, wouldn't be too bad, if the ninja's only it actually gives some powers were fully explored (or development to Gennosuke even explained), but they aren't. and Oboro's relationship, as One Iga girl has the ability to well as development to the summon butterflies. Obviously, cool superpowers of the ninjas. Steer clear of this one she's powerful if she's on this team (best five in the clan and unless you want to laugh at all that), but we never see her do Gennosuke's mullet-hawk. anything effective with them. The movie has a lot of ninjas and all of them have names, but unfortunately, they all pretty much die before we find out anything interesting about them or before they can really use their powers at all. Given Justin Langston can be reached at an extra 15 minutes and some email@example.com .
Delerium's latest album combines world influence and trance by Steven Reckinger Copy Editor Blending styles of new age, ambient and neo-classical with the progressive nature of trance, Vancouver-based Delerium released their latest offering, "Nuages du Monde" (French for 'Clouds of the World') in October of last year. Industrial pioneers Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber created Delerium in 1987 as one of the many side projects to their band Frontline Assembly. With their early recordings of dark ambient and industrial landscapes, the band eventually evolved into an ethereal electronic pop duo that achieved some cornmercial success with "Silence," featuring Sarah McLachlan. Since the mid-1990s, the band has been known for collaborating with a diversity of female vocalists, ranging from renowned sopranos like Isabel Bayrakdarian to new
age groups like the Mediaeval Baebes to British dance artists like Kirsty Hawkshaw. Many of the female guests write their own lyrics, while Leeb and Fulber compose the music. The 11-track "Nuages du Monde" has the band return to original form after a few run of the mill electronic pop releases. Delerium's approach to the new material is reminiscent to their 1997 release, "Karma." With a synthesis of international music and electronic structure, the band proves to surpass more mainstream groups like Enigma and Deep Forest in terms of complexity and artistic development. The opening track "Angelicus" is the first single of the album, combining operatic vocals with melodic synthesized music. It gives a good indication of what to expect from the rest of the CD. After the blissful introduction to the album, it goes into
a more traditional piece that uses a Middle English poem entitled "Love for a Beautiful Lady." Katharine Blake, vocalist for Miranda Sex Garden and one of the original founders of the Mediaeval Baebes, sings the song. "The Way You Want It to Be," performed by Zoe Johnston, is probably the most relatable on the album, due to its poppy quality and radio-friendly vocals. The succeeding track, "Indoctrination" is an East Indian composition by Kiran Ahluwalia. The poetic nature of the lyrics translates to, 'Come with me, my friend. Let's find the one who will guide the well being of my mind.' Kristy Thirsk, a frequent contributor to Delerium albums since "Semantic Spaces" in '94, provides the vocals for "SelfSaboteur," one of the other pop songs that possess smooth and harmonious singing, but showing off a style of her own.
The number of instrumental tracks is small compared to previous albums. However, they prove to demonstrate the duo's talents when it comes to assimilating the delicate beauty of world music into modern arrangement. The second song by the Mediaeval Baebes, "Sister Sojourn Ghost," incorporates Katharine Blake's own secret language into lyrical form. Blake says in the insert that the song isn't about the meaning of the words, but the sound they convey. Although it is probably unlikely Delerium will achieve the same success they had with "Karma," the point lies in the incredible ability these two musicians offer to a world of unoriginal and shallow music, repeatedly played on the radio.
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Crime fighting beauty by AP Writer Miss America Lauren Nelson can add crime fighter to her resume. The Lawton beauty recently went undercover and participated in a sting operation targeting would-be sexual predators with police in Suffolk County, N.Y. Officers with the county's computer crimes unit created an online profile of a 14-yearold girl that included photographs of Nelson as a teenager. "I got to chat online with the predators and made phone calls, too," Nelson said in a telephone interview from Atlantic City, N.J. "The Suffolk County Police Department was there the whole time." The entire operation was filmed for Fox television's "America's Most Wanted," which will air the segment on Saturday. Tim Motz, a spokes-
man for the Suffolk County Police Department, said the operation was ongoing and declined to comment Tuesday evening. Nelson, 20, posed online as a young teen and went into chat rooms, where she said men would begin sending her instant messages asking her how old she was and where she lived. "I would say I'm a 14year-old female from Long Island. Sometimes they would say, 'You're too young, sorry,' which is exactly what needs to happen, but some would continue chatting. "It would only take a matter of time before it got pretty explicit." Nelson then arranged to meet the men at a home in Long Island, where police and camera crews were waiting. "The story was that they knew I was 14, and I told them I was cutting school to meet with them," Nelson
said. "I stood outside on the porch, and I would say, 'Hi' to them and wave them inside." Once she entered the home with the suspect, Nelson said she left the room and police and "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh confronted the suspect. "That part was very scary, but the police were all over the place," Nelson said. "I was nervous, of course, but it was a very controlled environment, very safe." Nelson, whose platform issue is Internet safety for children, said she was eager participate in the sting and draw attention to the dangers of the Internet. "As many as we caught on that day, there are a lot more out there," she said. "It's nice to know that they were chatting with police officers and me rather than a 14- or 15-year-old girl."
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UCO branch of Citizen's Bank celebrates 10th anniversary
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The UCO branch of Citizen's Bank of Edmond celebrates 10 years on the UCO campus.
by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer
If the bank on the second floor of the Nigh University Center looks a little more festive than usual this week, it's because the UCO branch of the Citizen's Bank of Edmond is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Glitter, streamers and a big stuffed broncho in a party hat
are just a few of the decorations employees have placed in honor of the occasion, not to mention free food and week-long giveaways. Prizes for the drawings include a 19-inch LCD flatscreen TV and a PlayStation Portable, the winners of which will be selected April 27. Drawings for "movie baskets" will be held each day this week. The baskets contain a
used the example that, even when he goes into Starbucks, he tries to be the best customer of the day in order to make an impact on the person who takes his coffee order. "We have the ability to change people," Newell said. Ile ended by challenging fraternities and sororities to help each other in their brother,hood and sisterhood. As he finished I4is time, a flame was passed ilroughout the audience, movg from one candle to another. Jonathan Still, from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., led a moment of silence. He ended the moment by encouraging all students to smile more at people and go out of their way to communi-
cate with those around them. "Never underestimate the power of a smile," he said. "When you're walking to class or going to work, just smile. Cause they're contagious." Still led the audience in a prayer and dismissed everyone. As those in attendance sat a moment after the dismissal, somebody in the center of the crowd began singing "Amazing Grace." Slowly the audience chimed in and finished several verses of the song before going their separate ways. Aaron Wright can be reached at email@example.com .
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"We don't treat our customers as a number—we treat them as friends," Hayes said. "Whenever they have problems, they can be solved here. We don't refer them to anyone else. We take care of them right here." The majority of UCO's international students bank at Citizen's. "We know how to take care of them and be involved in the activities of the corn-
munity," Waithaka said. Citizen's awards two scholarships each year to continuing students, sponsors campus events and is the only bank that offers a UCO debit card, The bank also offers loans, free online banking, free checking and interest-bearing accounts and requires no minimum balance. They also provide a special City Spirit checking account for UCO faculty and
staff, with free money orders and preferred rates on CDs. "We are proud to be a part of the university and we feel like we are a part of the community," Waithaka said. "We take the time to learn the names of our customers."
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Blockbuster gift card, a DVD, movie candy and popcorn. All drawings can be entered each day this week. "Of course everyone is free to participate," said Joseph Waithaka, assistant vice president and branch manager. "It's open to the entire community." Thousands of students, faculty and staff bank at the UCO branch, founded in 1997. Locally owned and operated, Citizen's Bank of Edmond has riot changed its name since it was founded more than 100 years ago. Cookies and drinks will be handed out every day, and a free sandwich lunch from Mr. Goodcents will be provided April 27 for anyone who wants to stop in. "It's been a busy day, with all the festivities," Waithaka said. More than 100 people showed up for the free Panera Bread breakfast April 24, and they expect even more for the Mr. Goodcents lunch. "When we called to make the order, the guy from Mr. Goodcents was like 'do you realize this is a ridiculously large order?' and we said, `yep; we expect a lot of people,' said Robin Hayes, senior personal banker. She said it was the largest order Mr. Goodcents had ever received. "We pride ourselves on our superior customer service in that we take care of our customers," Waithaka said. He said most employees at the branch are current or former UCO students. "We know how to identify with their needs."
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by Andrew Knittle
The antiquated Broncho Apartments, home to married and graduate students, will be closed for good June 30, UCO Housing Director Josh Overocker said. "Forty years ofuse has caused the apartments to become outdated, and the improvements needed to bring the building into compliance with current requirements are cost prohibitive," Overocker said. Overocker said the students living in the complex were notified of the situation by mail and were given some alternative housing options along with the eviction notice. "We appreciate residents' patience and understanding as we continue to strive to provide UCO with updated, well-run housing options that meet the needs of our community," Overocker said. According to Overocker, his department worked with a team of experts, including an engineer, an architect and Oklahoma State Fire Marshall's office, to see whether or not the apartments could be salvaged or simply updated to meet current standards.
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UCO Broncho Apartments are being closed for good at the end of the spring semester due to the poor condition.
After reviewing the findings of the panel of experts and taking in the necessary recommendations, Overocker and his department decided the conditions were not safe enough to continue occupation. "We appreciate residents' patience and understanding as we continue to strive to pro-
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The final curtain stuck in most rigorous season of them all, finals season (insert suspenseful music here). The best way to cope with the despair, beside prayer, is procrastinating. It is not intelligent to drag a project out all week, stressing every night when you could only fret for one long, miserable night. Look at the numbers, it makes sense. That's simple math, and you can't argue with that. Plagiarism is never encouraged, but just because you have a book report you've put off all semester, it's not too late. It's not absolutely necessary to read every word, or chapter, to get the gist of the subject. Just skim, B.S. the rest and you are good to go. Not that I would ever do that in any of my classes, definitely not in my Early Modem Germany class. Well, it's all winding down and I hope my writing has provided a little bit of light for at least a few people. The baseball team is man-handling its competition and will soon be in the postseason. Softball is on a tear and looking for its trip to the tournament, and golf is still swinging. The warmer season gives you a chance to engage in your own athletics. Softball, soccer, volleyball and others, the choices are endless. So enjoy the change of pace, and I'll see you all again next year with my column every Thursday.
by Jeff Massie Sports Writer
There are three things I'm happy about. First off, I'm glad Lindsey Lohan quit whatever it was she was hooked on and has returned to her natural, hot form. Typically, I don't encourage ladies to gain weight, but in her case, I'd say it was necessary. I'm also ecstatic that "Spider Man 3" comes out exactly one week from today, at midnight. I've already got my tickets and I'm actively pursuing a girl that will make out with me while I hang upside ,down, AKA, spider style. Finally, summer is almost here, and it can't arrive soon enough. Despite all these wonderful things to look forward to, I can't enjoy any of these because of the constant threat looming with fmals. The exams are here, and they can't be avoided. What does this have to do ' with sports, you might ask? Well, finals affect us all, students and athletes alike. Athletes may not fall victim to exams at some schools, but that's not the case with UCO being the beacon of scholastic achievement that it is. Plus, studying has forced me to miss countless "Sportscenters" and the NBA playoffs, unforgiv,able. That's even more upsetting than UCO parking cops, the parasites of the university. Rest assured though, salvation is on the horizon. The summer is two weeks away. Until that day comes, we are
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by Justin Langston Sports Writer As the UCO Softball season draws to a close, the team is looking forward to the upcoming post-season tournaments and hopefully a chance at the NCAA Division II World Series. "We've done so well," head coach Genny Stidham
said. "I'm looking forward to the rest of the year." Currently standing at a record of 25-10, the Bronchos have had a strong season, with nine of the 25 victories being shutouts and only a single loss at home. For the conference, UCO has a 15-5 record and is currently ranked ninth in the conference. Offensively, the team has a
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The softball team celebrates after a victory over Southeastern Oklahoma on April 21 at Broncho Field.
.326 batting average with outfielder Megan Campbell leading the team with a .450 average and 28 runs, 50 hits and 9 RBIs. Right behind her is first/ third baseman Jodi Craig, with a .404 batting average. She currently leads the team in RBIs with 26 and is tied with outfielder Alley Roberts for most homeruns on the team, with each hitting seven. Craig has hit 44 times during the season and turned 24 of those into runs. Hillary Brandt has the top pitching record on the team, going 11-2 and only allowing 66 hits while she has been on the mound. Although she has allowed 24 runs, she has also earned a total of 86 strikeouts for the season. Right behind her is Alli Blake, who has a 12-4 pitching record and allowing 79 hits during the season. Blake has earned 68 strikeouts and allowed only 40 runs. As of right now, the team is looking at their final game of the regular season when they travel to Tahlequah to take on Northeastern State University. The Bronchos were supposed to host Northeastern State on Tuesday, but the game was postponed to Thursday due to the torrential rain. After play-
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UCO's head softball coach Genny Stidham has a team meeting at the mound during a game against Southeastern Oklahoma on April 21 at Broncho Field.
ing the series of doubleheaders against Northeastern, the Bronchos will begin to prepare for Irving, Texas, to compete in the Lone Star Conference Tournament beginning on May 3. The LSC tournament is the team's first step to the NCAA Division II World Series in Arkon, Ohio, on May 17. At
the tournament, they will have to run the gauntlet against some of the best teams in the conference. Doing well there will likely allow the team to compete in the regional tournament, which UCO won last year. Doing well here will advance the team to the national stage and allow them to compete in the
Division II World Series, where the team hopes to pick up a victory and the university's first Softball World Series victory.
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Club competition by Jeff Massie Sports Writer At UCO, all it takes to be an athlete is a banner ID number. That eight-digit number after an asterisk can get you on the same field the football team uses, playing under the lights while dozens cheer you on. Don't just tell that girl from the Commons about your high school fame. Prove it to her by juking a fat kid from Murdaugh Hall or by hitting a homerun in softball. You will soon be reaching second base in more ways than one. Intramurals run all school year long and range from kickball to badminton. The soccer season just wrapped up and sand volleyball is still going strong. You can register for these events through the wellness center link on the school's website. Unlike Uconnect, it actually works. Different leagues are set up for different levels of
competition. Sports are also divided by men, women and coed. Also, an IFC league exists where UCO's fraternities compete against each other. Another level of competition exists through athletic clubs. Examples of club sports at UCO are hockey, rugby, soccer, fencing and track and field. Clubs compete against other schools, but are not a part of the athletic department. These athletes do not earn scholarships and receive funding through UCOSA, like other student organizations. Club competition is taken serious. These teams are largely run by students, but they hold practice and travel to compete in competitions. The Track and Field Club typically practices Monday though Friday, competes on Saturday and follows that with a "light" 10-mile run around Lake Hefner on the Sabbath. Some practices include running to Arcadia
Lake and then back to campus. Field (USATF) where the team Doug Whitbeck, Chris Ward, gets to shine. USATF is the govMatt Blubaugh, Matt Richardson erning body of track and field and Clayton Earlywine will in the country and its events compete in a national relay corn- are used as Olympic qualifiers. petition in Denver on May 20. This is also the organization that "We're really confi- is sponsoring the national comdent of being successful. I petition in Denver. This will be think we'll all get personal followed by a meet at Oldatioma records," Track and Field Club Baptist University on May 5. President Matt Blubaugh said. The team competes in everyThe team has reason to thing from shot put to pole-vault. Intramurals and club compefeel this way according to Blubaugh. They have experi- tition give students an avenue to enced success all season long. engage in athletic competition. The team has competed in Clubs can be created through many meets and road races and UCO SA ifthe university does not they claim to have finished in recognize your game of choice. the top 10 in nearly everything. The club also goes to college sponsored meets, but due to its status, is forced to enter unattached. When an individual places at one of these event, his times stand, but they do not receive medals. The awards then go to the next best, despite being beat by a UCO student-athlete. Jeff Massie can be reached at It's in the USA Track and email@example.com
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