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INSIDE • Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE 2 • Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE 3 • Q & A with Jeff Harp . . . . PAGE 4 • Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE 6 • Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGES 7 & 8

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TUESDAY• October 30, 2012

Bronchos trample Lincoln, prepare for homecoming Birmingham rushes for five touchdowns in a 56-25 route over the Blue Lions. The Bronchos face Southwest Baptist this weekend for homecoming.

• Another record for Josh Birmingham, Page 8


Windows painted for homecoming week outside the Nigh University Center on Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista

You know it’s homecoming when ____ ?

• MERVYN CHUA, Staff Writer •

Tis’ the season to be wearing bronze and blue again. Despite Oklahoma’s typical “shine one day and shun the other” weather, constant are the bright banners and dark eye-bags of Bron“You know homecoming chos in preparation of this annual event. is here when float build- UCO Bronchos’ Homecoming ing feels like an eight credit kicked-off Saturday, Oct. 27 and will be celebrated through Saturday, Nov. course” 3. The highlighted activities planned Caleb Phillips, safety industrial senior include the faculty and staff Bronze and Blueberry pancake breakfast, the “You know homecoming Zombie Walk around campus in conjunction with Halloween, cheer and beckons when Greek fra- dance competition, deck the campus ternities don’t show up to and the annual talent show. Homecoming spirit coordinator class,” Quila Webb says that homecoming iniThom Coudron, international student tially started as a focus to bring alumni back to UCO to celebrate their alma “You know it’s homecom- mater. Now, students see it as compefor their organization to win. ing when everyone has tition “It’s a week of activities for people to Broncho fever,” get involved, for alumni to come back Cody Johnson, journalism senior and get together and enjoy reminisc-

ing on campus. It’s also a week competition where organizations can earn points and win the homecoming trophy, the Broncho Cup.” Greek houses, sororities and fraternities and organizations like the President’s Leadership Council (PLC) and Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) usually compete for the Broncho Cup. However, this year, more organizations like Sigma Phi Lambda, the Diversity Round Table of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) are competing too. Wednesday, the participants will be competing to raise the most money for the philanthropy, Bethel Foundation. The Bethel Foundation helps single mothers get back on their feet by helping them find jobs and helping in any way they can. “Homecoming is a great way for students to exercise their school spirit and promote all the great things UCO has accomplished. It demonstrates just how much UCO has grown over

the past few decades. Students should participate so that they can contribute to the future development of student life here at Central,” Phillips, also a candidate for homecoming king, said. Tylar Claypool, an organizational communications junior, agreed. “Homecoming brings the people together. UCO student organizations, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and the Edmond community members work together to create what is UCO’s homecoming. The Homecoming festivities ‘centralize’ the UCO community and promote a joint effort.” Webb explains that this is a great opportunity to promote UCO. “It shows the community of Edmond the great things that UCO does. The city of Edmond needs more Broncho pride and I think that by showing them the great things we can do through homecoming it will strengthen their support for us.”

Former Oklahoma governor Henry to speak on campus today • BROOKS NICKELL, Staff Writer •

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Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry will be speaking at the University of Central Oklahoma tonight at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Pegasus Theater, located in the Liberal Arts building on the north

east side of UCO’s campus. Erick W. Harris, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at UCO is responsible for bringing in the guest speaker. Harris contacted Lester, Loving and Davies, a law firm the Governor is “of counsel” for. The firm put him in contact with his assistant and from there they worked together to schedule Henry. Governor Henry has over 18 years of public service as an elected official. He first served 10 years as a State Senator for Shawnee and then eight years as the Governor of Oklahoma Dr. Louis Furmanski, Chair for the Department of Political Science at UCO, allows that the Governor should provide students and faculty with a wealth of first hand identifications and familiarity with the inner workings of public service. “I think they will get a knowledge of the first hand experiences that some-

one in that position had to deal with in terms of the issues they confronted and the way in which they tried to bring people together from disparate interests to achieve a common objective.” Harris agreed that Henry’s experience will clarify some issues for attendees and also adds his belief that it will demonstrate the importance of voting. “Governor Henry will provide insight that a college student may not have access to. I think the media, sometimes, does a very good job of not reporting all of the facts when running a segment on a political candidate or their policies. As someone who was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2008, I believe Governor Henry’s experience will demonstrate the importance of voting. According to Harris, it’s expected

that Governor Henry will speak on his experience in public service and offer comments on the 2012 election. He also stresses the importance of what students can gain from the experience and why they should attend. “Students should be active citizens and that requires them to educate themselves on the importance of voting and selecting the right individual to lead the country or serve in another capacity,” Harris said. “This will give students the opportunity to meet and hear an individual who might encourage students to begin a career in public service.” Harris also expressed that students were not the only ones to benefit from Governor Henry’s speech. “Like students, faculty must stay current with the political climate in order to make informed decisions. Likewise it’s beneficial to understand Continued on page 5 the reasoning behind decisions of



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October 30, 2012 Editorial

THE SPIRIT OF ‘89 • JOSH HUT TON, Editor-in-Chief •

“Now, in the autumn of life, look-

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ing back over the now sparkling gem from the rough diamond, Oklahoma, with its many precious jewels of halfmile squares, brilliant in memory, clear as crystal, pure as dewdrops, are the old homes, greatest gift of God’s love. “Therefore, we, the Old Settlers, to our sons and our daughters in memory, perpetuate the scene that our lives and deeds may not, as those who sleep amid the wild flowers, be forgotten,” wrote Frank C. Orner in “Tribute to the Old Settlers of Oklahoma” from the May 1929 edition of Chronicles of Oklahoma. Orner was an Okie original. He and his family uprooted and headed west to take part in the land run of 1889. They lived off forest fodder. They looked to silver-lined clouds from covered wagon. They made footpaths for the children of this nation to follow. And with callused hands, the knotted pine of Oklahoma turned to homes, to wheat-cloaked hamlets, to vast, hustling metropolises. In the Autocorrect Era, it’s difficult to make mistakes or even take risks. Our data plan brains have made us not just overtly skeptical, but an atrocious

breed of cynical as well. Instead of attempting, people sideline themselves by the dim light of the laptop screen. Instead of encouraging, people dismiss the dreamers and the could-be innovators as passing tourists. What about the pioneer spirit of 1889? Not just the grit, not just the steadfastness, but also the fulfillment they must have felt in their lives? The use of time, living in person, and forward motion are valuable lessons from the mentality of ‘89ers.


In 1889, days were measured by the calendar. Hours measured by the sun’s light. Presently, the web has made the tick of a clock louder and perpetual. We’ve somehow been tricked into believing that we are supposed to be available at all times – with a tweet, a picture, a response. We don’t always need to be on – it’s bad for us. It makes us anxious. Taking breaks or even unplugging can open up remarkable spaces of time for worthwhile adventures.


As Oklahoma developed, social capital was weighed by handshake, by

bartering, by tangible human kindness. Now, it’s the number of “likes” on a post or a lethargic “happy birthday” on a Facebook user’s wall. The web should be an interface, not a final destination. Take the world in through your eyes, not your cell phone.


“The pioneer men and women, whether agriculturist or professional, have in your coming caused to be, from territorial days, perfected one of the grandest states in the Union, both in agriculture and industry, with resources to draw on sufficient to maintain the home you founded, and on to your posterity,” Orner concluded in his article. Cities have been built atop the bones of those first settlers. They’re lives laid the foundation for the framework of ours. As future generations build their homes and businesses atop our fossils will they dismiss our meager contributions? Or will they be grateful for our cunning, our boldness, and our unwavering passion for actualizing a better state for our sons and daughters?

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“I am going to be a military major.”



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October 30, 2012

UCO students fall into fashion Opinion



Trevor Hu lt ne r

YOLO, Redefined

Model on the runway set up for “Fall into Fashion” by UCO’s Fashion Marketing students at Spring Creek Plaza on Oct. 25, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista

• ALEX CIFUENTES, Contributing Writer • The University of Central Oklahoma’s fashion marketing students teamed up with the Spring Creek Plaza shopping center on Thursday, to show off this fall’s latest fashions and to raise money for a local family in need. The fashion show was held in the parking lot of the Spring Creek Plaza shopping center under a large white tent, and showed off all of the latest trends for spring. The trends were categorized into groups of prints, bold colors, workplace, and clothes for going out at night. Each trend provided clothing for all types, including maternity wear, men, children, young adults, and women. Each article of clothing was donated by different vendors in the metro area, as were all the fixtures, sound equipment, and refreshments. The show was completely run by the students, and was the fifth year for the UCO fashion marketing students to be involved. Students are split into committees of merchandising, models, commentary, photography, music, promotion, and staging. Each committee is responsible for researching vendors, and other needs that each portion of the show requires. Once the committees are formed and research is done, the groups must find and approach vendors for donations, which are then used alongside a budget the Spring Creek Plaza shop-

ping center provides the students with in order to execute the fashion show. The money left over from each show is partially setback for the next year’s students, another portion is given to a scholarship fund, and some is also given to the family which the show is benefitting. “It is an exceptional service learning project. The students go away from here with a great learning experience in doing this. By the time they have done the second show they are good at it.” said UCO fashion marketing professor Susan Miller. Alongside the show were raffles for gift baskets, which could be won by purchasing raffle tickets for $5 each. The baskets, which were donated by Spring Creek Plaza shopping center, ranged in value up to $600. All the proceeds from the raffle benefitted the Chill family, whose 22-month-old sons suffer from Alpers’ Syndrome, a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system that occurs mostly in infants and children and is typically fatal. During the show, members of the Chill family spoke about the two boys, Griffin and Logan, and their story. To find out more information about the Chill family, or to donate, visit

Letter to the editor The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, with a maximum of 150 words, and must include the author’s printed name, title, major, classification and phone number. Exceptions on size may be granted as space allows. Letters are subject to editing for libel, clarity and space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. The Vista reserves the right not to publish submitted letters. Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034-5209, or deliver in person to the editor in the Communications Building, Room 131. Letters can also be e-mailed to

October 30, 2012 To all UCO Students and Staff: First, let me applaud the Vista for addressing the recent issues of sexual assault on campus. It is imperative that we not only talk about these events, but learn from them as well. However, we cannot learn from these tragedies if we don’t address the facts. These sexual assaults had nothing to do with faulty campus security and therefore there is no need to “exonerate UCO security procedure from any blame.” What we need to address here is not fault—that is for the courts to determine—but knowledge. What behaviors could leave me vulnerable? What behaviors could result in my being charged with rape? Both of the recent incidents involved individuals the alleged victims were acquainted with. Do we need to be vigilant on campus? Of course we do! Do we need to watch out for strangers in campus housing? Of course we do! But the realities are this: Stranger rape of college students is less common than acquaintance rape. Ninety percent of college women who are victims of rape or attempted rape know their assailant. The attacker is usually a classmate, friend, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, or other acquaintance (in that order). Most acquaintance rapes do not occur on dates; rather they occur when two people are otherwise in the same place (e.g., at a party, studying together in a dorm room). Thus, “date rape” (rape that occurs during or at the end of a date) is not the appropriate term to describe the majority of acquaintance rapes of college women, as date rapes account for only 13 percent of college rapes (although they make up 35 percent of attempted rapes).(Department of Justice Center for Problem Oriented Policing 2011)

We need to be very clear about the difference between consensual and non-consensual sex. What is consensual sex? Consensual sex is a sober, intellectually capable, unforced “YES”. Consensual sex is not silence, intoxicated, pressured, drugged, violent, or intimidated in any way. The lack of the word “NO” does not imply consent. Sexual consent can never be implied. Whether or not you believe it’s fair, you can still be charged with rape even if both of you are under the influence. This is the law. The problem is, when we are drinking or using drugs our good judgment usually heads for the exit. Here’s where your friends come in. You would expect a friend to put a hand on your shoulder to keep you from stepping out in front of a car, right? You would expect that if you went to the mall with a group of friends that they wouldn’t just leave you there and drive off without you, right? So, why would we watch a friend take an incapacitated individual into a bedroom without putting a hand on their shoulder? Why would we go to a party with 6 and leave with 5? I believe that our university is doing everything possible to keep our students safe. We can inform, teach, secure, and take all possible safety measures, but we cannot be what we want to be without your help. Know the law, know your rights, ask first and respect the answer, be the hand on someone’s shoulder.

- Wendy Joseph Coordinator of the UCO Violence Prevention Project

One of the most annoying acronyms I have ever heard found its way into the collective vocabulary this year, and it seems destined to annoy me for years into the future as hipsters and clueless, yet well-meaning sheeple (the first and last time I will ever use that word) repeat it ad nauseam with varying degrees of irony incorporated into their inflections. YOLO, or “You Only Live Once,” finds its origins in Canadian rapper Drake’s song, “The Motto.” The idea behind YOLO is that you should live like there’s no tomorrow, or (probably more accurately) like there’s no afterlife, no reincarnations – no take-backsies. To wit: live dangerously. Interestingly, this hasn’t ruffled the feathers of religious fundamentalists or people who really like mulligans yet; considering the immense power the former group has in politics and culture, I was really expecting a denouncement, at the very least. This, not to mention the considerable mental damage YOLO has caused to the younger elements of society, leads me to believe that Drake is in fact a Canadian intelligence agent trained in the art of brainwash and deception. His weapon: a sick beat, yo. His goal: to get everyone to try poutine – because YOLO! Ba-dum-tiss. All joking aside, I can’t stand modern YOLO or its mistaken practitioners. Culturally, I am 100 percent sure no one is going to go back and watch the 1774 play “Clavigo” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, where YOLO is first said to have appeared (as the phrase, “One lives but once in the world”). Certainly no one is going to see “Man Lebt Nur Einmal!” by Strauss. For these folks, YOLO is just a catchphrase, just an excuse to do stupid, reckless things. The best revenge is living well... A lot of people seem to think “living like there’s no tomorrow” is a call to be a jerk, a reckless jerk, or a jerk with a death wish. Truth is, from the perspective of a certain percentage of the population, the idea that we only live once is less of a saying and more of

a given – and given that, we think we should treat ourselves and others well. I’m an atheist. I was raised in a nonreligious home, didn’t even know what function a church served until I was in the seventh grade, and legitimately thought Oklahoma was a totalitarian theocracy in the weeks leading up to my move here when I was 13. For me, the idea that death is final has never been anything other than a reminder not to waste time on things that might kill me and spend more time on things that I find important. And so, that’s what I do. I probably seem like a boring jerk (which, to be fair, is the worst kind of jerk) because I don’t drink or party. But I’ve managed to have fun – to live well – in my own ways, and I’m alright with that. ...But that doesn’t mean we have to keep up with the Joneses. Perhaps one of the most upsetting viewpoints I’ve seen related to YOLO is the idea that there’s any such thing as the “perfect” lifestyle. Perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect car, perfect home – these “ideals” seem to jump across cultural boundaries and take root in people’s heads, often more to their detriment than any sort of benefit. People use the idea of perfection as a bludgeon with which they beat any onlookers upon the head – often accompanied by words lessening said onlookers’ selfworth. “Perfection” hollows people out. It turns them into shells of people, facsimiles of the real thing – Barbie and Ken dolls in flesh and blood. If YOLO should stand for anything, it should stand against this conception of perfection for perfection’s sake. It should celebrate our imperfections. We shouldn’t be saying, “I’m gonna drink a lot of booze and then crash my car at speeds of 100+ miles-per-hour because YOLO!” or “I must get everything absolutely perfect because YOLO!” We should be saying instead, “I’m going to treat myself and other people with dignity and respect. Because YOLO.”

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Q & A T H W I



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The Vista sat down with UCO Chief of Police Jeff Harp to talk about the incidents and safety on campus.

UCO has been in the news recently concerning an increase in reported sexual assaults on campus.

• BRYAN TRUDE, Senior Staff Writer • VISTA: According to the Annual Security and Fire Safety report, UCO averages about two sexual assaults a year, and here we have had two in a semester, within about 30 days of each other. Just as soon as an arrest is made on the first one, we have this second one reported. Is that unusually high for this campus?

HARP: First, I want to say this; every time a sexual assault occurs, it’s terrible circumstances. Nobody wants these things to happen, but at the same time we understand that they do happen and that we want them reported to us. We also know that nationally, and particularly at college campuses, that sexual assault is underreported drastically, particularly where there is a male victim. In one of these two cases we are talking about, there was a male victim that was reported. I was thrilled because it sends a signal to other males that it’s ok to report when these things happen, because bad things do happen to people whether it’s at UCO or OU or OSU or any other campus. That said, the tragedy of these incidents is that we are dealing with numbers that are so small, an increase of one is a 50 or a 30 percent increase. In 2011, we had three reported sexual assaults according to our statistics that we’ve published. Two of those were here on the main campus, one was actually an incident that occurred at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Bricktown as part of the after-hours lease of a bar in that building that the OKC police investigated and found that it didn’t happen. Because it had been reported, per the Cleary Act rules, we had to include it, so instead of having a two in that category, we put three. We wanted to be transparent about what’s going on.

“Anything that is going to distract you in a social setting, whether it’s alcohol or drugs, is going to put you in an environment where you are at a higher risk of something, whether it is someone taking your purse or wallet, or someone sexually assaulting you in some way.” Say you have a theft from an automobile, someone breaks in and steals a car stereo. You can have one every now and then, but then one day you have two people come on campus and do 12. All of a sudden, you have a spike in your statistics. When you’re dealing with numbers in the hundreds, a jump of 30 or 40 is not that big of a deal. When you see two reported on average over the last couple years, all of a sudden two happen in the space of a month, certainly

it is a spike, but it’s not like, and we’re not trying to diminish our victims here because that is our primary focus, but it’s not like we have some systemic problem. What we’ve had is two incidents that have occurred in the space of a month, allegedly involving two people who are suspected of committing sex crimes. Both of those happen to have occurred in a residential facility, and in both of those circumstances, the victim was acquainted with the suspect to the extent that they were alone with the suspect when these incidents happened. This is not a case of someone hiding in the bushes outside a residence hall.

VISTA: What are some of the things that the students can do to lessen the chances of an assault happening to them? HARP: Ironically, one of the things we are doing is that we are working with our housing group, because we’ve had these incidents reported in housing facilities, is trying to remind students about what they are supposed to do. Most everybody has a sense of common sense but common sense, particularly when you have been drinking, can go out the window. Your ability to make effective judgments is diminished greatly. That’s why you can’t drive; you can’t do anything that requires multiple attentions. When you’re intoxicated, your ability to handle those multiple functions of driving a car is diminished, that’s why people swerve and wind up crashing into things. Anything that is going to distract you in a social setting, whether it’s alcohol or drugs, is going to put you in an environment where you are at a higher risk of something, whether it is someone taking your purse or wallet, or someone sexually assaulting you in some way. The first tip would be to never put yourself in a social situation where you are drinking with people you do not know exceptionally well. If you are in that environment, be smart. I’m not saying you’re not supposed to drink, that’s up to you, and you make that decision about if you’re going to drink or do something else. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you are left alone with somebody; look after yourself and look after your friends. If you see your friend go off with someone nobody knows, you better go and stop them, find out where they’re going. Does she know what’s getting ready to happen? Does she have any clue? What’s this guy have on his mind? You have no idea. Is he intoxicated? Is he so drunk that he can’t understand what she’s saying to him? She can say “Stop,” she can say “No,” and he’s so drunk that he can’t understand that. I’ve had tragic situations where the suspects tell me “this is what happened,” and I say “well, you just described an act of rape.” “No! That’s not what happened,” but now she is a victim and you are going to jail, because you were both pretty intoxicated and you made the mistake of not paying attention

“You’ve got 16 officers who work here, including myself. To a person, man and woman, they care enough about this community that they’d give their life for it.” and you cannot recognize what is going on. Suspects, male or female, go into a circumstance where they can’t read the clues. They did not wake up that morning and go “I’m gonna rape somebody tonight,” they are in a social setting where they’re with someone they’re attracted to, they’re intoxicated, and they are not listening or they are not seeing what is taking place, which is “I like you, but I don’t want to do that with you.” On a non-acquaintance level, lock your doors. I can go through one of these neighborhoods, or through our housing facilities, and most of the doors are closed and locked. You’ll find some doors unlocked, and you might find other doors completely standing open. Why would anybody be confortable in 2012 sitting in that house or in that residence hall room knowing that the front door is unlocked and it’s 10 p.m.? Take care of yourself, take care of everyone around you, and report things that are suspicious, even if they are small. We don’t mind being called, and a lot of people are hesitant about calling the police.

VISTA: Is there anything else you would like to add?

HARP: You’ve got 16 officers who work here, including myself. To a person, man and woman, they care enough about this community that they’d give their life for it. They come out here every day, they put their uniform on and they come out on this campus. They know they may be on a traffic stop at Washington and Ayers, they don’t know what’s going to happen to them and they can be killed, but they do that every day for pay that is far below market value. They do it because they care, and they love this place. When these things happen, like these two reports, they care about that. They aren’t out wasting your tax dollars, they are out making sure this place stays as safe as it can, and they do care. If you look at our market that we compete with, the people who have been here awhile could have gone somewhere else, but they haven’t, because they love working here. They love what we do, and they care enough that they would give their lives for this place.



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Next step in campus sustainability

University prepares to build new boathouse • JOSH WALLACE, Staff Writer •

UCO’s BroncH20 water trailer awaits its next event, Oct. 26. The eco-friendly trailer has prevented 5,000 plastic bottles from occupying landfills since the beginning of the semester. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista

• LINDSEY RICKARDS, Contributing Writer • The University of Central Oklahoma introduced BroncH2O, a traveling water station on campus during Stampede Week 2012. Since it’s debut, the BroncH2O water trailer has been spotted at eight outdoor events campus wide, and saved 5,000 plastic bottles from going to landfills or places like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is the size of Texas. “If you make it available, students will use it,” said UCO’s Sustainability Coordinator Tim Tillman. The UCO Plumbing Shop, an “impressive bunch of guys,” according to Tillman, designed and created the one of a kind trailer. “Only one like it in the world,” said Tillman. The trailer has a triple filtration system that provides clean drink-

ing water to four Elkay touchless bottle fillers, each with individual Green Tickers that count the number of bottles saved. “Actually more filtered than bottled water,” stated Tillman about BroncH2O. According to bottled water companies are not required to provide information regarding the source of the product, or disclose any quality control reports. Chesapeake Energy Corporation donated a truck from its corporate fleet to pull the BroncH2O trailer to help with UCO’s sustainability efforts. The truck runs on compressed natural gas, which reduces tailpipe emissions, reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and costs less than half the price of gasoline according to Kim Montgomery, coordinator of Regulatory and

Policy Affairs for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. UCO installed 26 Elkay waterrefilling stations across campus in 2010, which can also be used to prevent waste from plastic water bottles. The running total on bottles saved provided by the Green Tickers at each fountain has counted over one million. “The people who use them did a great job,” said Tillman. According to Tillman economic, ecological, and human behavior are the three main components to sustainability. Tillman said that UCO is very sound in their practices concerning economic and ecological sustainability. “Create a culture where sustainability will be the norm,” stated Tillman about improving behavior practices at UCO.

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Brad Henry

the reasoning behind decisions of elected officials and hear their motivations for seeking elective office.” Governor Henry’s speech is free for the general public. Harris encourages students and faculty to attend.

“Governor Henry was elected twice by the citizens of Oklahoma to lead our state. If you ever wanted to know what an elected official is like in person then this is the event for you. If you are considering public service, this event is for you. If

you don’t know much about all of the hype going on in the presidential election, this event is for you. Anyone who wants to know what is going on in the community and the nation should certainly come and hear the Governor.”

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On October 5, the Oklahoman reporter Steve Lackmeyer held a Q&A session with readers around the metro, and among the questions posed, one pertained to upcoming improvements to the Oklahoma River District. Lackmeyer’s response alluded to UCO’s proposed addition to the district, “I hear that the University of Central Oklahoma should be ready to soon make an announcement on when work will begin on the next boathouse.” After inquiring about any such announcement, it appears Lackmeyer’s prediction is a bit premature. Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Adrienne Nobles, added, “There has not been a big announcement recently regarding the boathouse, but when we are ready to announce something, we will certainly let you all know.” Proposed in 2010 with the partnership of Chesapeake Energy, the CHK | Central Boathouse is an ongoing project of the UCO Development Office, and is set to be built along the Oklahoma River, as part of Boathouse Row, and will join the already built OCU/Devon Boathouse as well as OU’s planned boathouse. Development of the Oklahoma River has been an ongoing part of Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 program, and the river itself has been recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as an Olympic and Paralympic Training Site. In April, the Oklahoma River played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Flatwater Sprint. Oklahoma City is also home to members of the 2012 Men’s Olympic Rowing team, who chose Oklahoma after the construction of the Boathouse District and designation of the river by the USOC. The CHK | Central Boathouse is still in its fundraising stages, raising over $4 million of the $6 million needed to construct the facility ac-

cording to Anne Holzberlein, Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the UCO Foundation. Holzberlein added, “Every dollar counts and we have had many individuals who have stepped forward to make this project possible for the university, especially, the partnership that solidified our future presence on the river. Chesapeake Energy Corporation joined us early in our development efforts with a $3 million gift to launch our fundraising efforts. Our boathouse name reflects this partnership, the CHK | Central Boathouse. All funds have come from the generosity of private support.” Although construction of the facility hasn’t started, the site has been chosen and the plans are fully developed, and aside from hosting UCO’s Rowing Team, which currently rents space from the Chesapeake Boathouse for their equipment, the facility will serve other roles. An art gallery is planned within the building to showcase work from UCO students as well as local artists, alongside UCO’s second live performance hall. Once completed, the boathouse will not only house UCO’s Rowing team, but also serve as an extension for the university’s already well recognized Olympic and Paralympic training program. Holzberlein added, “From our rowing team to the event performance space modeled after our own award-winning Jazz Lab, the CHK | Central Boathouse is just one more way we can share our Central experience with the greater OKC metro area and surrounding communities.” Once the funding goal has been reached, the expected time frame for construction of the boathouse should be around 24 months.

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Bronchos sweep final weekend of season

UCO junior Jordan Hutchison dribbles the ball in a game against Midwestern State University on Sept. 7, 2012. Photo by Trevor Hultner, The Vista

Whitt Carter

Staff Writer The winning ways continued for UCO Women’s soccer this weekend, as the Bronchos wrapped up their

2012 regular season with two more wins away from home. Central Oklahoma defeated Washburn 2-1 on Friday and Emporia State 1-0 on Sunday, as they ran their record to 14-1-3 and an

unbeaten 9-0-3 in conference play. On Friday, UCO used another dominant defensive performance and a goal each by senior midfielders Summer Grantham and Stephanie Fleig.

Grantham put UCO in front early, scoring in the 19th minute from the right side by way of a pass from senior forward Brittni Walker. The goal was Grantham’s fifth of the season. Fleig followed Grantham’s goal up with another in the 66th minute- her sixth of the year- from 15 yards out on a pass from sophomore forward Kate Foran. Washburn would get on the board in the game’s final seconds, breaking the shutout of UCO and senior goalkeeper Meagan Burke. “It was a good win,” said UCO head coach Mike Cook. “Our defense was really strong.” Sunday, the Bronchos stopped in Emporia, KS on their way back for their final game of the regular season slate. After being in control for the majority of the contest, Walker finally got thru, scoring in the 81st minute on a pass from freshman fullback Kylee Warne. Walker’s goal would turn out to be the only goal of the game. Walker, a senior from Midwest City, moved into a tie for fourth place on the all-time scoring list with her goal on Sunday, the 35th of her four-year Broncho career. The win was the Bronchos’ 6th on the road this year, leaving them with an unbeaten 6-0-2 record.

UCO outshot the Hornets 12-3, but have some things to improve on as they head into the conference tournament. “We didn’t play too well, but we got the win,” said Cook. “We need to play with more focus and composure if we’re going to win the conference tournament.” Now the Bronchos begin postseason play, beginning with the MIAA Women’s Soccer Championships this week. UCO received the #2 seed, behind unbeaten Central Missouri, and will host their first round game against #7 seed Missouri Southern today at 3 p.m. at Tom Thompson Field. If victorious, the Broncos would face the winner of #6 seed Fort Hays State and #3 seed Truman on Friday, which would also be held at Tom Thompson Field. Central Oklahoma defeated Missouri Southern earlier this year, winning 1-0 on September 14th at home. The Lions are 5-9-3 this year, but are coming off of a thrilling 1-0 win over Northwest Missouri State in 2OT. The winner of the MIAA Women’s Soccer Championships will get an automatic bid into the 48-team NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Volleyball splits weekend road matches KEARNEY, Neb. (Oct. 26) – No. 4-ranked Nebraska-Kearney was too much for Central Oklahoma here Friday night, handing the Bronchos a three-set loss in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association action. The Lopers won 25-11, 25-18, 25-16 in improving to 25-2 on the year and 11-1 in the league. UCO fell to 11-13 and 6-7 heading into Saturday night's match at Fort Hays State. The match featured 21 ties and 11 lead changes as UCO, thanks to 10.5 team blocks, hung around in each set. UNK used a 15-2 run in the first set to break a six all tie in taking that win, but the Bronchos rebounded in the second set and had a 16-14 lead on a kill by Morgan Roy. The Lopers rallied, however, scoring 11 of the next 13 points to take the win. UNK used an 11-6 run in the third set to break another six-all tie en route to ending the match. Roy led UCO with seven kills and five assisted blocks, while Juliette Smith had seven blocks and four kills. The Bronchos also got 22 digs from Tate Hardaker. UCO libero Tate Hardaker digs a ball earlier this season. Photo Provided

HAYS, Kan. (Oct. 27) – Talia Stan-

ley, Barbara Jackson and Faith Harmon teamed up for clutch blocks in crunch time to lift Central Oklahoma to a thrilling five-set Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory over Fort Hays State here Saturday night. The Bronchos overcame a 7-3 deficit in the fifth set to pull out a 15-13 win, breaking a 13-all tie on a block by Stanley and Jackson and then ending the match when Stanley and Harmon teamed up to reject a FHSU shot. That capped a 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory and avenged a four-set home loss to the Tigers on Sept. 14 as the Bronchos continued a late-season surge. It was the seventh win in nine outings for UCO, which improved to 12-13 on the year and 7-7 in the league in its final road match of the regular season. FHSU fell to 22-10 and 6-7. “That was a huge win for us and I couldn't be more proud of the girls for coming back like they did,” said head coach Edgar Miraku, whose team opens a five-match homestand Tuesday night against Southern Nazarene. “We made some big plays in key situations and won a big road match.” Jackson led UCO with a season-high

18 kills while adding 13 digs and five assisted blocks, while Morgan Roy had 14 kills and 25 digs. Stanley ended up with 11 kills and eight assisted blocks, with Juliette Smith contributing nine blocks (six assisted, three solo) and eight kills. The Bronchos also got a huge defensive game from libero Tate Hardaker, who finished with a career-high 43 digs, the third-best single-match performance in school history. FHSU took the first set and it was tied 23-all in the second when UCO earned the last two points to even the match, getting a kill from Roy to take the lead before ending it on a combined block by Jackson and Smith. A Jackson kill snapped a 15-15 deadlock in the fourth set and propelled the Bronchos to the win that forced the fifth and deciding set, but the Tigers jumped on top 7-3 early. UCO came back to tie it at 11 on a Jackson kill and went ahead 13-12 on a Stanley kill before FHSU scored to make it 13-all and set up the winning sequence by the Bronchos.


Whitt-ness This: In Sam we trust

Whitt Carter

Staff Writer We knew this was going to happen, eventually. Sure, it was fun. It got the Thunder to places that this state couldn’t have imagined in such a little time. People grew genuinely attached to their favorite blue and orange star. But keeping this version of the “big three” together was going to end someday. And you shouldn’t be surprised that it ended so fast. The NBA’s second best player, it’s biggest rising star and one of its favorite personalities, who happens to be pretty good himself. At some point, one of these three would not be willing to make a sacrifice that had to be made. It wasn’t going to be KD and Russell made somewhat of a sacrifice last year, as neither of them left any doubt where they wanted to play.

For James, he just didn’t see it that way. Yes, he took more money in Houston than he would’ve gotten in OKC ($1.25 million more per year). But it’s clear that he wanted to be the guy. He didn’t want to come off the bench anymore. He didn’t want to be the third option late in games. Those are things he doesn’t have to worry about anymore. Those are things that he was going to continue to get, had he chosen to stay with the Thunder. It’s just how it works. He clearly saw two of his best friends in a more successful spot than him, a spot he wanted for himself and that he was only going to get by moving away from Durant and Westbrook. Oklahoma City’s three best players simply outgrew what the organization had to offer. How did this “too big for our britches, too fast” situation come about? See: Sam Presti, God of management, leadership and talent evaluation. Seriously. The Thunder became too good, too fast. They became too good for three guys that needed a lot of shots, two of them that must have the ball in-hand to be most effective. Is it Presti’s fault? Absolutely not. He built this team and he offered Harden more than enough cash to stay put. He made a move that will draw ques-

tions, no doubt. But, this isn’t the first move by Presti that has garnered some weary thinking. Presti drafted Russell Westbrook ahead of UCLA teammate Kevin Love, Indiana guard Eric Gordon and Italian Danilo Gallinari, all players who could score, which was what the Thunder needed at the time. How’d that decision work out? Presti dealt fan favorite Jeff Green, Nenad Kristic and a draft pick for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. That move seemed to pay off quite well last year. And Presti drafted Harden in 2009 ahead of Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry and Ricky Rubio, a decision that left some Thunder fans wondering “why”? And I’d say that, even though the Bearded One is gone, that pick worked out in the Thunder’s favor as well. Now, James is removed and he isn’t coming back. Sure, we will miss him creating things on the offensive end and giving Oklahoma City that third option that was very difficult to deal with. However, now we have Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, both guys who can shoot the basketball and score in a variety of ways. Not to mention, three draft picks, one that will be very high. Couple those options with the fact that we still have Presti and he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon? That’s downright scary.





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Another record for Josh Birmingham Final road trip for Bronchos gains Bobeck first road victory

UCO defensive end Sam Moses (95) sacks the Lincoln quarterback on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo provided

Chris Brannick

Sports Editor Nick Bobeck captured his first win on the road as the Broncho’s head coach on Saturday, defeating the Lincoln Blue Lions 56-25. The opening kickoff was 2 p.m. in Jefferson City, Mo. and the defenses for both teams came out ready to play. It took 14 minutes before either team would reach the endzone after UCO turned the ball over on downs, then threw an interception and were forced to punt. Lincoln punted in all five of their first quarter possessions. But with three minutes left in the opening stanza, Christian Bobo put his head down, the ball in the endzone and the Bronchos on the scoreboard.


Five plays, 47 yards and a 7-0 lead for Central. After forcing one of those five Lincoln punts junior runningback Josh Birmingham took a handoff on the second play of the drive and took it 57 yards for a touchdown, his seventh touchdown run of 50+ yards in his career, a UCO record. Birmingham was just getting started. Into the second quarter with 12 minutes to play and the score 14-0, Birmingham took another handoff and darted 65 yards for his second score of the day. Four minutes later, Birmingham from 10 yards out for his third score of the day. The first half was filled with excitement from the Central side of the field. Lincoln finally worked their way into the endzone with 1:24 to play when Keenan Smith fielded a five-yard

pass from Jacob Morris. The Bronchos Herbert Byrd blocked the kick and the score was 28-6. The excitement hadn’t reached its peak however, Birmingham fielded the ensuing kickoff at the UCO 17 yard line and made his way through the Lincoln defense for his first special teams touchdown of the season and his fourth score of the afternoon. Morris Henderson took the Bronchos kick at his own seven yard line down by six scores. Henderson did his best to emulate Birmingham and successfully ran 93 yards for the score. Another missed opportunity on the point after and the halftime score was 35-12. Henderson, a junior runningback himself, came out of the locker room running and found the endzone again just one minute into the


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third quarter on a 42 yard run. Henderson finished the day with 338 all-purpose yards. Central would not fear the threat of a comeback and score three more times in the third to go ahead 5618. Lincoln added a touchdown in the fourth on a four-yard run by Donald Malone as the clock made its way to zero. “Our offensive line did a tremendous job and we were able to run the ball like we want to and defensively we did some good things, especially in the first half,” Bobeck said. Birmingham finished the day early in the fourth quarter with the best stats of his career. 20 carries for 274 yards and four touchdowns, three receptions for 40 yards and one kickoff return for 83 yards and an-

other touchdown. Birmingham was only 40 yards away from the singlegame rushing record set by Joe Aska in 1994. Aska also set the all-purpose yards record for a single game that day but Birmingham shattered it on Saturday with 395 total yards. Adrian Nelson was 16-28 passing on the day with 220 yards and a touchdown. It was Nelson’s second game this season without throwing an interception, the Bronchos have won both of those games. Nelson connected with Tucker Holland in the third quarter for a touchdown. UCO is back at home and will be for the remainder of the season. Homecoming is this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. against Southwest Baptist.

All-Purpose Yards, Single Game 1. Josh Birmingham, 395 - 2012 2. Joe Aska, 312 - 1994

Most Rushing Yards, Single Game 1. Joe Aska, 312 - 1994 2. Josh Birmingham, 270 - 2012

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