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A ban on texting while driving will be easy to threaten, but difficult to enforce. PAGE 2 "Who Does She Think She Is?"

Academy Awardwinning director visits UCO with her new documentary.


Homecoming week

A photo essay of events including the parade and game. PAGE 4 AND 5 News from Afar

Getting closer...India and the United States. PAGE 8 UCO football

Bearcats stun Bronchos on Homecoming PAGE 9

Photo by Allison Rathgeber

Karen Matthews (left) and Monica Essen hold up picket signs Friday at the intersection of 2nd Street and Garland Godfrey

Drive. Matthews and three other members of the Communication Workers of America protested Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T and UCO alum, and the corporation's practice of "cost-shifting" to put the burden of health care on the workers, Monica Essen said. "We helped him get where he's at today," Essen said. Stephenson was at UCO accepting a Distinguished Former Student award from the UCO Alumni Association as part of Homecoming.

UCO and Mercy partner State Question 754

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NewsCentral takes a look at State Question 754, coming in the Nov. 2, 2010 ballot. Voters will decide whether unfunded mandates should be permitted in Oklahoma. Watch NewsCentral tonight at 5 on Cox Digital Channel 125. PHOTOS ON UCO360.COM Homecoming Photo Essay

View photos by Vista photographers Byron Koontz and Allison Rathgeber from the 2009 Broncho Homecoming weekend on .

As of Oct. 19, the UCO Student Health Center will be under new management. Over the past 18 months UCO has been searching ways to help expand the campus health service. Mercy was selected through their process after a yearlong Request for Proposal. UCO and Mercy Health System have officially signed a contract in August in which Mercy will assume management responsibility of the health center. The health center will be renamed as the Mercy Health UCO. Mercy will manage operations and employees. According to Jo McGuffin from the Student Health Service said

that this new . partnership will expand the health service and gain access to X-ray and urgent care capabilities. Students will also have access to Mercy's broad network of primary care and specialty physicians. "We are excited that for the first time UCO will have X-ray services, along with an electronic health record that ties together students' medical information so it's available at any Mercy clinic across the metro." Currently students and faculty can visit a doctor at the UCO Student Health Center and receive a diagnostic and prescription. If the student or faculty member requires specialty service or an X-ray to confirm the diagnostic see MERCY, page 6

The evolution of education: Symposium brings higher ed together for discussions Tiffany Brown SsaffIf

The University of Central Oklahoma hosted an event that sought new ways to educate students of all levels in Oklahoma on Sept. 10, at the Nigh University Center in Constitution Hall. The New Renaissance: A Revolution of Creativity and Learning Symposium retreat brought together college presidents, teachers, experts, authors, deans, and other leaders from interdisciplinary fields to discuss the evolution of learning and teaching in today's society. The event began with Dr. Bulent Atalay who wrote several books which include "Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of

Leonardo da Vinci" and "Leonardo's Universe: the Renaissance World of Leonardo da Vinci." Atalay spoke about da Vinci and the passion he had for science, art and other subjects. Atalay suggested there was a correlation of the amount of books in a household and ACT scores. Many students who were surrounded by books growing up scored higher on ACT test, he said. During a break during the conference, Atalay held a book signing session during the symposium. Dr. Dennis Creek focused on creative learning and the ways in which education system is changing and needing to be changed during the "Thinking About Learning see SYMPOSIUM, page 4

The football family: Ross and Alex Weaver

August but one doctor said that could have been ii„„„ging Avitor the reason ... another said Got sports that could have nothing to Ross Weaver was a soc- do with it. Nobody really questions? cer player who had never knows or has a good explaTune in to the considered playing football nation." until an injury sidelined his West and Wescott Alex doesn't remember younger brother, Alex, from how he hurt his arm, "It Sports Talk Show the sport and somewhat wasn't even that big of a on UCO36o. crippled the Bronchos' spe- deal," he said, but it was com. Send your cial teams. enough to lose his spot on thoughts to: theweThe younger Weaver the team. standwescottshow@ had been one of the team's It didn't occur to Alex two placekickers until he that his older brother could was medically redshirted take his place as the kicker. his sophomore year after He knew his brother had he developed a blood clot a strong leg from playing in his shoulder and was told soccer but he didn't think that he could no longer play Ross had any desire to play contact sports. PM MO VISTA football. Then, some of the "It was kind of a freak football players started to FACEGOOMOIECOUT deal," Alex said. encourage Ross to try out. "I hurt my arm ... in

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A little more than a year later, instead of kicking soccer balls for the UCO soccer club, Ross is kicking field goals and kickoffs for the UCO football team. "It's just so much different. There is a lot more pressure ... when you're playing football," Ross said. "My brother has always told me that it's harder than you think to kick ... in a game and snap and hold in pads and all that. I'd say after a week ... you don't really Photo by Byron Koontz notice the pads anymore and once you get the tim- Ross Weaver (left), stands with his brother Alex ing down on snap and Weaver. Ross took his brother's place as kicker after see BROTHERS, page 6 a blood clot left Alex unable to participate in sports.





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405-974-5549 EDITORIAL@UCO360.COM

In response to the Oct. 1 article "Con troversy brews before Homecoming I would like to reply to the woman who complained "on behalf' of other women in regards to the "controversial homecoming painting" — really? I am an adult, non-traditional student and mother in her eto's, who

attends UCO and was offended and embarrassed by your complaints over the drawing of Pike Man helping the damsel in distress. I always teach my children to know when to pick their battles and this should never have been a battle...this is what I call "taking it to the extreme". So as a woman who is on the other side of the EDITORIALS Opinion columns, editorial cartoons, reviews and commentaries represent the fence — and in the spirit of "free speech", here is my own views oldie writer or artist and not necessarily the views of The Vista Editorial version of the other side's extreme: Board, the Department of Mass Communication, LICO or the Board of Regents 1.The theme of UCO's Homecoming was "the power of Oklahoma Colleges. The Vista is not an official medium of expression for the of UCO". Perhaps the power in the picture is the Regents or LICO. woman...she certainly seemed to be the one calling LETTERS shots in my opinion. If someone at a university does The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and not have the intelligence to take this drawing in the ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, with a maximum spirit it was intended and keep it in context (it's comic 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 book stuff after all) — perhaps they need to rethink their space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. the Vista reserves the education. right not to publish submitted letters. 2. Women should never be made to feel embarrassed because they are attractive or sexy. I consider myself an Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, 100 N. Universio , Dr., Edmond, OK 73034-3209, or deliver attractive, strong woman and was in no way offended by in person to the editor in the Communications Building, Room 131. Letters this "comic." Even strong, attractive, women need to ask can be e-mailed to istauco( . for help sometimes — do I really need to feel guilty about MANAGEMENT EDITORIAL needing assistance, or hide the fact that maybe I can't do everything by myself? Kaylea Brooks, Staff Writer 3.As far as the "positions" and costumes in the drawLaura Hoffert, Co Editor Tiffany Brown, Staff Writer ing Nelson Solomon, Co Editor if this is too suggestive for someone, don't go to a Steve Vidal, Staff Writer Kory Oswald, Managing Editor UCO football game with cheerleaders or attend any of )enefar De Leon, Staff Writer Caleb McWilliams, Copy Editor our theater or dance might get offended by Chris Wescott, Sports Editor strong men in tight fitting apparel picking up scantily 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 only on Wednesdays during the summer, at the University of Central Oklahoma. The issue price is tree for the first copy and $1 for each additional copy obtained.



clad women to hoist them into various strange positions (hmmm...why isn't it the other way around? Oh, yeah,

because usually men are physically stronger.) 4. Or perhaps it was the body type that was offensive? Why should women who have larger, curvier bodies be made to feel guilty at every turn? Some women are proud of their curves — what's wrong with using all of your assets — your whole package as your power? Mind, body, and soul! And if I want to kick my leg up at some superhero — then more power to me! Of course this is just me taking it to the extreme... So back to being sensible... I will agree that it would have been better to maybe place both the male and female in the drawing as "cosuperheroes"... but come on, give me a break — it was a drawing by Pike (a fraternity) intended to show Pike man's power. A woman usually knows when she is truly being sexually harassed; please give us a little credit. My point? In this era of political correctness, it's easy to go to the extreme. So, how about we start to teach our students how to really discern when something malicious was truly intended? How about the need for students to learn to take other's actions in the more positive light it was probably intended — rather than constantly instilling in them the need to look at what could possibly be wrong with a situation and how they should be offended? How 'bout that? Respectfully, A Powerful, Attractive, and Intelligent UCO Woman

Another point of view


In regard to the Pi Kappa Alpha I respectfully disagree with Kay Robinson's claim Byron Koontz • that the painting was not in violaAllison Rathgeber tion of the student code of conAmanda Siegfried duct. Specifically, it falls under section IV.E.i, which states that "conduct prohibited by this policy may include, but is not limited to, displays of sexually demeaning objects ADMINISTRATIVE and pictures." ASSISTANT Keep in mind that the female figure in the picture reportedly began Sunday with fewer garments and Tresa Berlemann considerably larger breasts, under-


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Fraternity painting,

going a breast reduction and a relative coverup as the day progressed and the number of complaints grew. (I can't help but wonder why the painter's being told to reduce the watermelons of his original artistic vision to mere cantaloupes has not been decried as an infringement on his artistic freedom, if people seriously believe that this is what is at issue). In fact, I agree with the defenders of the image that it was in no way rape-promoting or consciously hostile. It is, I believe, more like graf-

fiti a snickering fifth grader would scribble on the wall of the boy's room: a woman, (at least initially) fabulously endowed, spreadeagled at the feet of a man. It's a fifth-grader's wet dream rather than an instance of malice. But when the wall of the boy's room is over eight feet high and is put forward as representing UCO attitudes — then, I think, we have a problem. And a violation of the code. Eva Dadlez Professor, Humanities and Philosophy

COMMENTS FROM UCO360.COM: James Anderson says:

Wow, UCO's staff members are overreacting over a picture that is like that. If that picture is offending, then every UCO cheerleader is guilty for spreading out legs and cheering for "big tough" football players. Who ever views a comical picture like that must have a twisted mind. Tyler McNamara says: Is it really all about

creativity? So I can be as offensive and sexist as I want as long as it is creative. Don't squelch my creativity. And exactly how creative is something that is admittedly typical in a comic book. Is typical in a comic book now labeled as creative? I'm a feminist and a male. I think it is offensive. Heather says: The "controversy" over the homecoming painting is absolutely ridiculous. Has Ms. Brandeberry not ever read a comic before? The picture is simply portraying a woman calling out for her "superhero". It sounds to me like she just wanted a reason to complain against the fraternity. Unfortunately Ms. Brandeberry had to take a memorable Homecoming occasion and ruin it for the fraternity with her overdramatic misinterpretations.

PUS UOT1S What has been the most exciting thing that has happened to you this semester so far; what would it be and why? "I knocked a kid's tooth out at a Chariot concert."

"Moose" Junior Economics

"Being a part of Homecoming Activities Board this year has been fun and exciting."

"I spent 15 minutes negotiating my way out of a parking violation."

Cory Evans Sophomore Business

Bethany Scott Junior Journalism

Texting ban, easier threatened than enforced

Figures released at a distracted driving conference last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration showed more than 5,800 distracted driving deaths and 515,000 injuries last year, as reported by the AF'. "To put it plainly, distracted driving is a menace to society and it seems to be getting worse every year," said Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood at the conference, adding that it was an "extraordinarily serious epidemic." The conference, held in Washington, D.C., explored research on cell phone use and text messaging while driving as other topics that can divert the attention of motorists. Auto manufacturers, the wireless industry, lawmakers and other groups support state and local efforts to ban texting while driving, but outlawing cell phone use behind the wheel has less support. Congress is also considering legislation to ban texting while driving. These statistics point to common sense, that this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed in this nation, but


BY NELSON SOLOMON how practical is it tr ban texting while driving? Since when has it been that when the government `bans" something,

that all the citizens just follow along without complaint? In the past week, most of the people on this campus have spent much of their time texting while driving, and the reasons point to how fast-paced our society is today. From the time I enter my car, after I leave the mass communication building, to the time I arrive at my apartment, which is in Edmond, a lot happens that many times

requires texting. Many times, people can only be reached at that time by text message, and not by phone call. That makes texting a necessity sometimes. Practically, enforcing such a ban on texting while driving can't be straight forward and easy. Who's to say that when a driver is looking down at their phone and a police officer starts their siren, that driver wasn't simply looking to see who had just called just to be aware. Should they be fined or punished for that? Where are the limits? I understand the seriousness of the situation, how distractedness can cause accidents and result in dire circumstances. And I agree that a ban should be placed. My only question is how this will be enforced. How will police officers know for sure that when a driver is looking down for a second, they are in fact texting? If they weren't texting, can the driver argue that or will the cop's argument

win? These questions should be answered before such a ban is passed.


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Academy Award winner achieves her dream, shares success with UCO Tiffany Brown .

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll held a screening at the University of Central Oklahoma in the Pegasus Theater on Sept. 23. UCO's students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to preview Boll's latest documentary "Who Does She Think She Is?" The documentary follows the lives of five women from diverse backgrounds who were torn between following their dreams of being an artist and their duties of being mothers and wives for their families. Boll documented the daily struggles of Camille Musser, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Maye Torres, Angela Williams and Mayumi Oda. The women in the film voiced their opinions about the stereotypes constructed by American culture. "When you think of some the greatest artists, they're men" one said. "Let's think about it what great female artists do we even know?" "The world would fall apart economically if women didn't accept the responsibility of parenting," another artist said. While some of the women were married, others had been divorced or were going through a divorce while the documentary was being made. Some of the families suffered as a result of the women taking measures to achieve their dreams. "When I sat out to make this movie, I had no real thought about the marriages," Boll said. "What I was more interested in, was did the women feel so guilty for not being with their kids that they stop doing their work." "That was my big question and the answer to that was no . . . they didn't," she said. Boll described her reactions to the marriages that fell apart while filming. "The marriages . . . that was like a big surprise to me," she said. "The fact of the matter is in our country, I think the statistics for divorce are still quite high. Around 5o percent of marriages end up in divorce." "This movie actually mirrors those statistics just about," Boll said "It's a little bit skewed but not too much." Men's reactions to having women who are successful became part of the conversation between Boll and the audience. "It's hard for men to have a woman preoccupied with something she cares about," Boll said. "Having said that, I think men have their own huge difficulties in their lives." Boll recalled what inspired her to make "Who Does She Think She Is." "The film came out of my own experience," she said. "I was a working artist, doing some exhibitions locally, mainly." "I also had three boys very close in age," Boll said. "I started working really hard at my art after they were born." "It was something about becoming a

mother that gave me more a sense of my own importance that I had not had before." She explained to the audience how it became harder for her to be an artist and be a good mother, and how time constraints placed her in a bind. The needs of her family were put before her dreams. As a result she felt divided because she wanted to be a parent and live out her dreams. "I basically went on this quest to find out how other women had done it because I felt like a failure," Boll said. Boll explained how she picked the artists for the documentary. She was inspired by Torres, who was also a mother of three boys like Boll herself. She recalled how she had a dream about Torres before she met her. "I realized that her struggles and mine told a story that was bigger than both of us," Boll said in her artist statement. "I set out to find other women whose lives and art would help me tell it," she said. Boll also described the ideas she strived to purvey through her documentary. "Art is everywhere, it's not just in big cities," Boll said. "I wanted to make sure that I had a variety of arts." Women in the movie were painters, drawers, theatrical performers and/ or sculptors who came from places such United States, Caribbean and Japan. All of them now reside in the United States. The next morning Boll sat down with UCO art students to discuss the problems women often face as an artist. "People need art," Boll said. "You cannot forget that you're doing really important work, not just for you but for others." "They don't know they need you, but they do," She said. "I do know that this work is vital—we need stories and paintings and songs—to remind us of who we are and where we are going. Good art wakes us up—it reminds us to be courageous— to go after a life of laughter, connection, love—even if it seems impossible," she wrote in her blog. Also Boll discussed the challenges she face while making the documentary in 2003. There were times when Boll became ill and had migraines, she said. Not only was she physically sick, but ,shei had to overcome .others putting the film down. "It was worth doing," Boll said. "But nobody was telling me that." "I showed this film early on to my family actually, " she said. Boll said her family told her the film was not good. "It killed me," Boll said. "But I kept at it." She also discussed the top New York editors who turned her down because they felt as if the documentary was not interesting. "I kept going because I didn't know what else to do," Boll said "I had this thing that I thought was really important and beautiful and powerful." "I just know that this film needed to be made," she said.

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll discusses her latest documentary "Who does she think she is?" on Sept. 23 in the Pegasus Theater.

"I have lived this experience. I have seen it . . . I have seen people crushed who had huge talent." Boll also spoke about how her quest to make the documentary affected her family life. Many people told her that she was selfish for not staying at home with her children. She spoke about the times she had to leave her family. "It was sometimes hard, because I felt like I had to go back and forth a lot" "I will say I love my sons," Boll said. "I was occasionally on the phone with them in tears because they were doing something I couldn't be there for." She explained how her sons would be on the phone telling her it was okay that she was absent. And when she got a letter from one of her sons she realized the impact she had on his life. Boll said after she read the letter she realized her son needed her to be the role model she was. "Our kids are people," Boll said "We need each other." "We need them just as much as they need us," she said. One the things that inspired her to keep going while making the documentary was Maya Angelou. "I needed something in my life that was inspiring," Boll said. "I saw Maya Angelou speak." "I saw this woman walk through that room very tall," she said. "She walked through that room like a queen."

"She was powerful," Boll said. "I saw her and I needed to be that person." The people who see her film are the people who keep her going, she said. "People walk up to me every day," Boll said "They say I saw your film and I burst into tears or this is so important to me, where can I see your film." "Not for a moment do I regret the time, money and resources I have spent on this project— I am paid back by all the people who have come, seen, cried, clapped and perhaps...even gone home and made some changes in their life. People who write to tell us that the film "kept them going" as painters, writers, singers. People who say that the trailer made them cry. I am kept going by these and other responses," Boll wrote in her blog. Boll left UCO students with these parting words. "Every single one of you have something special and if you don't share it you're not doing your job," Boll said. "If you can't find it, you're not doing your job." "It's not that easy but it's worth it ... It's so worth it," she said. "It takes a lot of courage," Boll said "Don't give up on your selves." Who Does She Think She is? has been shown in more than woo locations in the U.S and overseas in places like Sweden. It has won numerous awards. The event was sponsored by UCO art students. Vista Writer Tiffany Brown can be reached at .

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Two men from Edmond were recently arrested for the alleged theft of items taken during a high school football game from University of Central Oklahoma's Hamilton Field house locker rooms at Wantland Stadium. After flying high from a victory over Edmond Memorial, Del City Eagle players may have had their spirits dampened when they found out their items were stolen. Officers are investigating the theft of personal items such as wallets and electronics taken from Del City High School football players while they were playing a game Sept. 18. A few days after reports of stolen items were made, Bagsby and Whitehorn were arrested. Several items that were reported stolen were found in the possession of Kiwi Chabolt Bagsby, 31, and Chris Whitehorn, 22, after Edmond officers responded to a domestic disturbance call close to Danforth Road. One UCO student, at least one referee and several Del City High School players had personal items stolen during a football game. According to reports, Edmond Memorial athletes did not have personal items stolen, since they did not bring personal items. According to an incident report made by UCO police, it is believed that the

thefts occurred after halftime of the game. However, there were no signs of forced entry. The items that were reported missing totaled $i,ioo. Those who had personal items were not indentified. Some of the personal items stolen have been recovered by officers. It is not clear, whether all the items have been recovered, or if those who were affected by the loss will be reimbursed. UCO does take measures to protect visitors from incidents such as thefts. Lockers for athletes are provided and keys to lock the locker room doors are provided for athletes and others who are holding events at the stadium. Also, UCO officers monitor the area when there are games from time to time. During the game on Sept. i8 officers had been at the stadium randomly, but did not see any suspicious activity. The university was contacted but did not respond to questions about the incident. As of this moment, it is unclear if one or both of the suspects are to blame for the theft. It has been reported that both suspects blamed each other for the crime when questioned by the police. Both men suspected of concealing stolen property, have not yet been convicted of the crime and are innocent until proven guilty. Vista Writer Tiffany Brown can be reached at thrown @uco3 60. com .

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Fans eagerly cheer their Bronchos on during the game against the Bearcats.

Brandon Noohi looks at the scoreboard as half-time starts.

The Bronchos charge the ball down the field in hopes of scoring a touchdown.

Cheerleaders performed throughout the game to raise morale for the team.

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Fans packed Wantland Stadium to cheer the Bronchos on during the 2 p.m. game.

Brett Middleton and Nancy Pham were crowned King and Queen at half-time. President Roger Webb. daughter Anna Grace and wife Jeanie wave to the crowd during the Homecoming Parade.



UCO Color Guard marches in the Homecoming Parade held Saturday morning.

Wide Receiver Ryan Gallimore scores a touchdown for the UCO Bronchos.


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then the staff needs to recommend a referral until Oct. 19, when UCO will have access to it soon. "The partnership allows an opportunity for future expansion of health promotion and wellness service," McGuffin said. "As we grow with Mercy, they will evaluate the needs of our students, faculty and staff, potentially adding new services and capabilities to meet those needs." The Mercy Health UCO will be open from 8-5 p.m. and student will also have access after-hour care. This means that students can go to any Mercy Urgent Care

Continued from page 1 Center in their local neighborhood that have extended hour's and are open in the evenings and weekends. The Mercy health centers will have access to your record due to Mercy's broad network availability. The insurance plans will remain the same. The center will also continue to provide care to students and their spouses and children. "Now, with expanded on-site services and access to Mercy's physician network, Central will have both the expert management and comprehensive services needed at a metropolitan university of UCO's size, over 16,000 students," McGuffin said.

SYMPOSIUM & Learning About Thinking: Implications for Creative Human Activity" session. "Recent research in a variety of areas of cognitive psychology, sociology of learning, lifespan development, 3-D immersive environments, social networking, neuroscience, and assessment of human performance suggests that a renaissance in learning will occur within our lifetime," Creek said in his biography. Creek presented information that explored, "New ways of thinking about learning, what it means to learn something, where learning can happen, and the meaning of these developments for both human creative activity and formal systems of education." The evolution of technology itself has changed the ways education is viewed. Jack Lew presented "The New Renaissance: Creativity, Inquiry & Innovation for All Learners"session to participates. Lew, program director for the University of Central Florida's Center for Emerging Media discussed how, "The internet and emerging new media including video games have created a wide gap between today's youth and educators," the UCO website said. "This digital divide will widen unless educators begin to embrace these innovative tools to transform how this generation of students create," Lew said. "While traditional concepts of art and aesthetics remain relevant, we need to reexamine and redefine what art education is for the 21st Century."'

McGuffin said the transition will be seamless. The center will be staff with medical providers similar to other urgent care centers who are specialized in family practice, internal medicine and sports medicine. "Our campus community merits high quality health care. We take great pride in providing excellent patient care, but we must also take responsibility to be good stewards of our resources. This partnership with Mercy allows us to do that and provide comprehensive health care," McGuffin said.

Continued from page 1 Examples of how schools in the U.S. has utilized creativity to transform the educational system were presented. This included, the Blue School and Oklahoma A+ Schools. The Blue School is located in Manhattan. According its website its, "mission is to cultivate creative, joyful and compassionate inquirers who use courageous and innovative thinking to build a harmonious and sustainable world." "Blue School offers a unique educational approach that celebrates intellectual risk-taking, creativity, collaboration, authenticity and empathy, and places these qualities on par with other educational goals and measures for academic achievement," it said. Matt Goldman, founder of the original Blue Man Group; Brad Choyt Blue School Headmaster and Lindsey Russo Curriculum specialist spoke to participants through video messaging. Oklahoma A+ Schools presented examples of how the education in the state of Oklahoma is being used to educate students. The Oklahoma A+ schools program is located at UCO. According to the website,"A+ provides schools with ongoing professional development, an intricate network of support, and an active research component conducted by university professors." The program represents more than 60 schools and it actively provides support to early childhood education through high school.


"This system develops schools that encourage..creativity, innovation, and critical thinking," the website said. College presidents including Dr. Don Betz from Northeastern State University, Dr. John Feaver from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Tom McKeon from Tulsa Community College, Dr. Mike O'Neal from Oklahoma Christian University and Dr. Roger Webb from the University of Central Oklahoma discussed how creativity can also be used to post-secondary students. "We are delivering education in a mode and in a model that is antiquated," Webb said. "The new learner is modeled differently." Many students aren't learning due to that gap and the use of an educational system that is less effective in modem society. "We run them off. We run them out of our doors by boredom and with our traditional methods," Webb said. Participants received the opportunity to interact with session leaders and discuss the sessions with Apple iPod touch's during portions of the event and were ask to reflect on the thoughts and ideas presented during the event. The symposium was presented by Creative Oklahoma, Inc. It was sponsored by UCO and the da Vinci institute in conjunction with Apple.

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worry about any of that. It's not too bad." now has to wait three months to see if the clot comes back, Alex started the first game of the 2008 football season if it does he has to continue taking blood thinners and sitbefore doctors discovered his blood clot and recom- ting out of all contact sports. mended he not play anymore. Since then, he has been on "I'm just kind of like a piece of glass almost," Alex Coumadin, an anticoagulant that prevents the blood from said. clotting. "I can't play soccer or football. I played a little basket"I was supposed to get off blood-thinners last March," ball but I probably wasn't supposed to. They basically say Alex said. you can't play sports because something could happen." "The blood clot hadn't gone away and they ended up Alex and Ross both said they have always been close going in there and scraping it out." and rarely fought while they were growing up. TwentyGetting the blood clot "scraped out" was a procedure three and 20-years-old respectively, they have only gone that required doctors to insert a plastic pin at the base approximately three to six months without living in the of his right bicep muscle, above the elbow, and running same home. a metal wire through the pin under his armpit to the top "There was never a punch thrown ... it might have of his shoulder where they scraped and pulled at the clot, ended in a headlock or something," Alex said. gradually increasing the wire size. "We get along pretty good," Ross said, though he "I think I was completely out, but I kind of remember admits that his brother gets annoyed with him every now waking up towards the end of it," Alesx said. and then. "I couldn't really feel pain I just ... remember waking up "Especially since I'm around him all the time." ... and feeling an awkwardness under my armpit." Alex helps his brother at practices and goes to the Despite the way it sounds, Alex said the procedure was home games, and he thinks his brother has improved not painful and just left minor bruising. since starting the sport roughly six weeks ago. "It must have been so small where it didn't ... hurt that "I get a hundred times more nervous watching him kick bad," Alex said. than I ever did playing," Alex said. Last Friday, Oct. 2, six months after the procedure, Alex "I kind of feel like he got thrown to the lions a little bit. was able to stop taking blood-thinning medication. He I think he's done well just because he has never kicked

before." Although he can still golf and fish, Alex admits that he is a little sad about not playing football anymore, though there are definitely things he does not miss. "When I see a game I miss it. I don't really miss ... practice," Alex said. "I actually enjoy going to football when I have a choice of when I show up and when I leave, but when I know I have to be there the whole dime ... you don't miss that." Although Ross seems to echo this sentiment, the older Weaver, who is a senior and accounting major, has enjoyed playing football enough that he is considering cutting back on his class hours in the spring instead of graduating. "I'm not sure what I want to do yet because I'm not ... a huge accounting fan," Ross said. "I have considered ... maybe not going full time next semester and doing something to where maybe I could play football next year ... but I don't know." Ross and Alex live with Lee Von Tunglin, another UCO football player, all three are from El Reno. Alex is a junior and an industrial safety major. He said he decided to come to UCO to play football. He was encouraged to go to UCO by, A.J. Haglin, another El Reno native and football player who set school records kicking as a Broncho.


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Willie Nelson, left, and Dave Matthews perform together during the Farm Aid Concert event Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in St. Louis.

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Robert J. Halderman, center, appears in State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, for an arraignment on an attempted grand larceny charge. Halderman, a CBS producer, pleaded not guilty to trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million in a plot that spurred the TV host to acknowledge sexual relationships with women who worked on his show.

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UCO students featured in the production include Matt Bergman, Hayley Jane Co-Editor Pierce, Michael Stewart, Erin Clemons, Angela Lansdown and Justin Larman. Starting this Friday, six UCO music White said there are 12 UCO students theater students will share the stage with involved in the productions, including six professional actors and perform the Tony students serving as understudies. Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual The students get to work with performPutnam County Spelling Bee" for the first ers from the Actors' Equity association — a time in the metro area. group for professional actors who have UCO's Division of Music Theatre and worked on Broadway or other stages, as Opera has partnered with the Oklahoma well as with a different director than the City Repertory Theatre to co-produce the usual directors from UCO's department, musical for three consecutive weekends White said. beginning Oct. 9 at CitySpace Theatre "They also get equity eligibility points; in the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 part of the way you get your equity card N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. is you can get a certain amount of points Evening performances are at 8 p.m., by working in certain theatres and then Friday, Oct., 9, 16 & 23, and Saturday, Oct. you can actually cash those points in for 10, 17 & 24. Matinee performances are at your cards, so they're building towards a 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 17 & 24 and at professional career," White said. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 18 and 25. White said "Spelling Bee" is following Greg White, director of music theater at a trend from New York City in which the UCO, said "Spelling Bee" is a "hot property entire show is performed without inter... to perform ... funny, very quirky, a little mission. bit irreverent at times; rated PG-13 for "It's about 90 minutes long, so you sure with the potential for being rated R come in, you're out by 9:30, and you can because of suggestive language." still go out," he said. "It's almost more Saturday Night Live He added that the show running for than what people think of a traditional three separate weekends instead of just musical theatre," he said. "It's less Rogers one, benefits the student's experience. & Hammerstein and Oklahoma, and more "This is nice because, much like the SNL." professional world, they get to have a "One of the exciting things about performance and keep it consistent, and `Spelling Bee' is that it's not available for it gets to grow throughout three weeks," amateur or educational groups right now," he said. "I think it'll be fascinating to see he said. "It's limited only to professional the show opening night and then to see groups." it closing night, and then see how it's run White said the University of Oklahoma and changed." will perform the production in the spring, Also appearing in the CityRep/UCO but there must be a professional debut of co-production are Terren Wooten Clarke, the piece first and UCO and CityRep are Renee Anderson, Erin Stockwell Bowman, doing the "metro area local premiere of Desmond Dansby, Michael Jones, Lance `Spelling Bee." J. Overdorff and Brandt Sterling. Featuring a cast of misfits, nerds and Clarke is a theater grad from UCO neurotics, "Spelling Bee" centers on a ficwho has been working in New York and tional spelling bee in Putnam County, New will earn his equity card with this perforYork. Angst, exhilaration and heartache mance, White said. are revealed as the six contestants attempt "He came back, he's playing one of the to out-spell one another. adults in the show," White said. White said the students involved in the "Spelling Bee" premiered on Broadway production would experience a different in 2004 and won the Tony for Best Musical atmosphere from what they do at UCO. in 2005. "What we do here is pretty much the "At the show in New York, they would same, but they actually get to go out into bring in special guests and celebrities to the world and play professional theatre, so appear. Julie Andrews was in the show," it's nice for them," he said. White said.

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What: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Who: UCO music theatre division/ CityRep When: Starting Oct. 9 weekend, for three consecutive weekends Where: CitySpace Theatre in Civic Center Music Hall (201 N. Walker, OKC) Tickets: $8 (student rush tickets), $15 (groups of 10 or more), $25 (matinees) and $30 (evening performances) For more information, call the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 405-297-2264.

White said she was unsuccessful in spell ing"`supercalifragilisticex-pialidocious." On the Tony Award presentation of the show, Rev. Al Sharpton appeared as a guest. Each Oklahoma City performance will include volunteer and "celebrity" spell-

ers that are recruited to add to the fun, including UCO President W. Roger Webb. Other "celebrity" spellers include former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall, Edmond Mayor Patrice Douglas and Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Suzanne Tate. White said the production crew is talking to Lauren Nelson, UCO music theater major and former Miss America, to appear. The relationship between City-Rep and UCO's music theatre department will continue to grow, and they will likely co-produce a show once a year, White said. White said his department and CityRep put their first co-production together last spring for the production of "Zombie Prom". "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Vista Co-Editor Nelson Solomon can be reached at nsolomon@uco360.corn.


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Bearcats stun Bronchos on Homecoming Southwest Baptist stifles UCO comeback efforts in a 31-23 Bronchos loss Chris Wescott Sports Edit o r ay7

The University of Central Oklahoma football team was hoping to get their division title hopes back on track with a homecoming win last Saturday. Those hopes, however, were shattered by a Southwest Baptist Bearcat team that was hungry for their second win on the season. UCO dropped a 31-23 decision to SBU. With that loss, the Bronchos drop to 1-5 on the season. It is a disappointing loss for a team who was ranked 16 in the nation to begin the year, and then upset a top 15 team in their second week. UCO has suffered losses in their past four games and is now 0-2 in the Lone Star Conference North division. "It's a tough loss," said UCO head coach Tracy Holland. "We had a lot of chances to get over the hump and take the lead, but just couldn't get it done." The Bronchos shut down the Bearcat's first attempt at taking the lead with a Giorgio Durham interception at his own one yard line. UCO then took an early 7-0 lead on a Brandon Noohi pass to Ryan Gallimore for 6o yards and the go-ahead score. SBU then scored two unanswered touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead early in

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Anthony Anderson dives on a loose ball on a muffed punt to give UCO the ball back and give them a chance to pitch a comeback. However, the Bearcats proved to be too much for the Bronchos and UCO would lose Homecoming by a score of 31-23. UCO plays Southeastern Oklahoma State this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Durant, Okla. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM.

the second quarter. UCO answered back however with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Noohi to Kendall Hendricks and tie the game at 14 each. Once again the Bearcats scored two unanswered touchdowns and took the lead. This time it made the game 28-14 going into halftime. Despite an offense rid-

died first half, it was the defenses that stood out in the second with both teams stopping the other's offensive attack. UCO scored the only points of the third quarter on a 27-yard Chris Robbs field goal. That put the score at 28-17 with the Bronchos battling back. UCO put themselves in a good position to pitch a comeback when Noohi

scrambled 21-yards to the endzone with 11:23 to play in the game. That put the game within five points at 28-23.

The Bearcats had to settle for a 19-yard field goal with 1:42 to play in the game. Their lead went to eight and the Bronchos needed a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game.

After a Noohi scramble put UCO at the SBU 26 yard-line and gave them the first down, the Bronchos offense could not get anything going. An interception in the endzone on fourth down with under a minute left on the clock gave the Bearcats their second straight win, and UCO their fourth straight loss. Brandon Noohi was 23

of 5o for 296 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Gallimore had another great game, with six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. The Bronchos racked up 444 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers, and yet it was not enough to win the football game. Southwest Baptist quarterback Steven Gachette threw for three interceptions, but tossed two touchdowns on 27 of 25 passes and 291 yards. He was a double threat that the Bronchos could not find an answer for as he also rushed for 78 yards with a 7.8 yard per attempt average. The Bearcats also got solid run performances from Thaddeu Everson who rushed 19 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. Justin Duhaney rushed 20 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. UCO was successful in stopping SBU's top wicje receiver Johnnie King for most of the game, however they faced another threat in John Austin Jr. Austin had 11 receptions for 118 yards. The Bronchos will try to right the ship against Southeastern Oklahoma State this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Durant, Okla., and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Radic 1340 AM.

Volleyball girls win in Arkansas, return home next week against Abilene Christian Steve Vidal sport., IF

done in a five set match, winning the deciding set 17-15. The team trailed 8-6 in the first set before scoring seven straight points. Two straight kills by Wilson followed by three straight Wedberg kills did most of the damage in the run. The second set stayed close for a while before UCO took control in the latter portions of the set. ATU dominated the next two sets, setting up the winner take-all fifth set. The fifth set had 13 ties and six lead changes. UCO led 14-13 on a combined block from Wedberg and Richardson. ATU rallied to even the set at 15 before back-to-back kills by Taylor Summers and Wedberg sealed it for the Bronchos. UCO won for the first time in a match going five sets. They lost their previous four, five set matches this sea-


The UCO volleyball team headed back out on the road last weekend to Russellville, Ark. to play in the Arkansas Tech Invitational. The team had a good weekend, dropping their first match Friday to Henderson State in three straight sets. The team came back to win both matches Saturday, beating Arkansas-Monticello in three straight sets and then topping host Arkansas Tech in five sets. The Bronchos dropped the Henderson State match 25-21, 25-21 and 25-17. The match snapped a brief UCO two-game whining streak. UCO kept the first two sets close before dropping them. The third set, a must win for UCO, was not as close. Kristen Wilson continued her consistent play with ro kills and 6 digs in the match. Alex Richardson contributed with eight kills and Zuela Adorn had five kills and four blocks. Saturday was a much better day for the Bronchos. In the first match against Arkansas-Monticello, UCO dominated, winning 25-13, 25-2o and 25-14. UCO got out to a 10-3 lead in the first set after backto-back kills by Meaghan Wedberg en route to an easy win. UCO led 18-16 in the second set before getting three straight points taking control of the set. The third set remained close for a while before the Bronchos pulled away. The Bronchos hit 2.58 as a team in the match. Adorn had 10 kills and seven blocks. Wedberg had eight kills and no errors in 11 attacks. The second match of the day against host Arkansas


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Meaghan Wedberg sets the ball in the Sept. 11 match against Missouri Southern State University. Wedberg helped UCO get out to a 10-3 lead with back-to-back kills in last weekend's tournament.

Tech was much closer. UCO took the first two sets 25-19 and 25-2o. ATU then fought back taking the third and fourth sets 25-11 and 25-18 before UCO finally got the job

Wedberg continued her recent strong play with 15 kills and only three errors in 24 attacks. She also had 37 assists. Wedberg's play earned her all-tournament honors. Richardson, Wilson and Adorn had 10 kills each. Summers added eight kills. UCO now has a record of 10-10 on the season. After going out of conference for this tournament they get back into Lone Star Conference play this Thursday, heading out on the road to take on Eastern New Mexico University. They then will be at West Texas A&M on Saturday. Fans will get to see the team at home for the first time in nearly three weeks when they take on Abilene Christian University in a conference match on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. Vista Writer Steve Vidal can be reached at .

Broncho men and women golf continue to improve Steve Vidal .Sports

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The UCO men's and women's golf teams showed noticeable improvement from the first to second tournaments of the fall season. Both teams fought extremely windy and cool conditions at times. The women played at the Lady Buff Stampede in Canyon, Texas Sept. 21 to 22 and the men played at the Division II Preview in Noblesville, Ind. on the same days. The women's team finished in second place in a very strong field at the La Paloma Golf Club in Canyon. UCO fired a team total of 640 for the tournament, hosted by conference rival West Texas A&M. That score was only five shots behind another Lone Star team Tarleton State who won the 16-team tournament with a 635. UCO posted an 18-shot improvement from Monday's first round where they finished, tied for fifth. Raelynn Farthing led the Bronchos with a second round of 75, knocking 12 shots off of her opening round score. Two other Bronchos, Erica Bensch and Maria Jimenez shot in the 7os for the round, helping UCO to a final round 311

and second place in the tournament. "Monday night I challenged the team; if we play like we know we can, we can make up a lot of ground," UCO head coach Michael Bond said. The team did just that, lowering their score and improving all the way to second in the standings. Individually Bensch and Jimenez led UCO with each of them finishing tied for third, shooting 158 for the tournament, on the par 71 course. UCO comes off a tournament in Florida the week before, where they finished fourth, but struggled in the second round. Bond is encouraged by the team's improvement against a larger field with better competition in Canyon. He said that practice and limiting mistakes are the big reasons for the improvement. Bond credits Cassy Knight and Maria Jimenez, both seniors, with showing a lot of leadership this season. He is also impressed with the play of Erica Bensch. The team will be home Monday and Tuesday Oct. 5 and 6 to host the UCO Broncho Classic in Oklahoma City. It will be their third tournament of the fall season. Their original first tournament in


Dallas was cancelled due to rain back on Sept. 14 and 15. "We must putt better," Bond said. Bond says he stresses to the team that "it takes five playing well" meaning all five girls playing in the tournaments must play well for the team to have success. The team hopes the improvement will continue for the rest of the fall tournaments and into the spring tournaments next year. The men's side also showed plenty of improvement from the first to second tournaments. UCO shot a second round 305 en route to a 625 for the tournament and a fourth place finish at the Division II Preview. The Bronchos improved by 15 shots from the first to second rounds on the par 72 course. The team dealt with heavy winds in the first round at the 18-team event hosted by Indianapolis University in Noblesville. The Bronchos are playing the season without their best player from a season ago Colby Shrum. Shrum and Baer Aneshansley are red shirting this season. A third starter from last season Austin Bowman is sitting out the fall tournament season.

UCO had the overall lead after the front nine in the second round, shooting two under par. They then struggled on the back nine shooting 19 over to fall out of contention. Central Missouri won the tournament shooting a final round 301 and 610 for the tournament. Individually Colin Morgan finished tied for 13 and led the Bronchos with a two-clay total of 156, firing a 76 in the final round. Dillon Rust shot a respectable 8o in the second round for a two-day total of 158, finishing tied for 25. Zach Cleland also tied for 25 with a 77 improving by four strokes on his first round 81. The team is coming off of a seventh place showing at the Territory Classic in Duncan, Okla. the previous week. In that 17-team field, the Bronchos also made improvements from day one to clay two. They improved nine shots for a 599 total on the par-72 course. The team returns to action Oct. 5 and 6 for the Southeastern Oklahoma Invitational in Kingston, Okla. It is the team's last tournament of the fall and their last chance for improvement and a victory before the start of the spring schedule.


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Bronchos clip the Eagles' wings UCO moves to 4-2 on the season with sweep of 22-ranked Robert Morris Chris Wescott Sports Editor

In a big-time matchup between two nationally ranked teams, the University of Central Oklahoma came out on the winning end this weekend. The 12-ranked Bronchos took on the 22-ranked Robert Morris College Eagles in a two-game series this past Friday and Saturday night. The Bronchos won 6-3 on Friday and 7-2 on Saturday. In the first game, it seemed to be everything a ranked match-up should be with physical play and back and forward scoring for the first two and a half periods. The game remained close through two periods. Team captain AJ Alfrey got the scoring started for the Bronchos, with a gametying goal in the first period to put the score at 1-1. Alfrey would then score again in the second, and the score would remain tight with the Eagles on top 3-2. However, Brent Block scored the gametying goal towards the end of the second and the Bronchos did not look back from there. UCO came out in the third, firing on all cylinders and scored three more unanswered goals, two from Jacob Roadhouse and one from Shawn Steggles, to close out the game at 6-3. The Saturday night game was less of a nail biter, with UCO taking an early lead and running with it. With 16:24 left in the first period, less than four minutes into the game, Brent Block would get his second goal of the series. The Eagles answered with a goal of their own less than a minute later. The game stayed tied until Jonathan Cannizzo scored the go-ahead goal with 3:59 left in the period. That is when UCO opened the flood gates and scored three unanswered goals. Jacob Roadhouse scored with 19:40 left in the second period, Mike Haszto scored with 11:09 left and Mike Glowa

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The Bronchos celebrate a goal in their sweep of Saint Louis University a week ago. With their sweep of Robert Morris this weekend, UCO moves to 4-2 on the season and are headed to Youngstown, Ohio to participate in the 2009 ACHA Showcase. The next rankings come out on October, 9, 2009 and the Bronchos are looking to break into the top ten.

scored with 8:11 left in the period. With the score standing at 5-2 to begin the third period of play, following a Robert Morris score late in the second, the Bronchos continued their hot streak. Derek Szecsodi scored with 6:48 left in the

final period and Erik Jansen rounded out the scoring with 5:31 left in the game. The Bronchos went on to sweep the series by a combined score of 13-5. When asked who the player of the series was for the Bronchos, UCO head coach


Craig McAlister said although the two games were more team wins than anything else, Jacob Roadhouse was definitely a factor. "You probably got to pick Roadhouse as being the number one guy this weekend, because he put the puck in the net." McAlister said after Saturday night's win. "He did a wonderful job and I hope he can continue that because he is on a heck of a streak." This marks the second sweep in two weeks for the Bronchos and it comes against a very good Robert Morris team. McAlister said after the game that it was a huge couple of victories for the Bronchos. "I think this was a must win," said McAlister. "We had to get some momentum. Especially since the last two games we played in [Division one] were against Lindenwood, and Lindenwood is a really tough opponent." "So we have gotten on a winning streak and I told [the team] this is when our season truly begins. Because here we are on our regular schedule and we faced these guys this weekend and we had to have them so we can have momentum when we go up to Youngstown." The Bronchos are headed to Youngstown, Ohio this weekend to participate in the ACHA Showcase. "This was important. We needed to get on a roll right now, and it was vital for us to get these two under our belt and do well. I thought we dominated at times, so that really helps us. I think that solidifies part of our rankings, and rankings come out again this week." The national ranldngs will be released on October 9, as the Bronchos look to break into the top ten for the second time in their four year existence. UCO travels to Youngstown, Ohio to participate in the 2009 ACHA Showcase. UCO will face three tough teams in Youngstown State, Duquesne and Rhode Island.


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