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Hogs’ Loss Hurts Dickson by JORDAN GRUMMER Staff Writer
“If we had won the game, we would have done maybe double the night’s business”
Photo Illustration The US Army Silver Wings Parachute Team delivers the game ball to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium prior to the Alabama-Arkansas Football game on Saturday. Student’s initial expressions of joy and celebration quickly turned to despair after a fourth quarter meltdown by the Arkansas offense.
There hasn’t been a more anticipated football game in Fayetteville than the ArkansasAlabama game last Saturday. There were plenty of reasons for all of the hype. It was the first time in three decades that two teams ranked in the top ten played in Fayetteville, the Razorbacks were coming off a huge road win against Georgia and it was a chance for Arkansas to redeem itself against the best team in the country after last year’s 35-7 loss. A record crowd, 76,808, witnessed Arkansas blow a 20-7 lead and walk away with little more than a moral victory, which everyone knows doesn’t really count for much. The crowd went from happy Hog fans to ticked-off tourists with Ryan Mallett’s third, and game-sealing, interception, and local businesses who were expecting a huge influx of business for the weekend had to make do with the depressed Hog fans. “The hurt for us was we had a lot of fans come out during the
game to the restaurant to watch the game, and a lot of them left in tears,” said Eric Lea, the executive chef at Hog Haus Brewing Company Restaurant and Bar. “The restaurant completely cleared out when we lost the game. We were full, and then basically there was no one in there until later on until about an hour after everyone left the stadium.” Lea said the restaurant eventually filled back up, but there’s no doubt a crowd of Hog fans drunk with happiness would have been much more willing to spend their money if the outcome had been different. “If we had won the game, we would have done maybe double the night’s business,” Lea said. “I don’t want to state that would have actually been the night’s numbers, but we could have done probably double the night’s business.” Marty Elkins, a manager at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill, was working on the floor Saturday night after the game. He said the overall mood of the fans was affected by the loss. “They all came in here pissed off,” Elkins said. He said one customer told him she was in a bad mood because of the game, and after deal-
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ASG Helps Students Congress Delays DREAM Act Vote Roll to Auburn Game by SABA NASEEM Staff Writer
by KRISTEN COPPOLA Staff Writer
Razorback Football and the support thereof are rich traditions at the UA, and the Associated Student Government is again offering Rollin’ with the Razorbacks in line with these traditions. Rollin’ with the Razorbacks is an annual program offered by ASG that takes 100 fans to one away game. This year 96 students and four staff members as chaperonws will be bussed to the Auburn game on Oct. 16. To participate, students must fill out an application
and return it to the Campus Life Center on the sixth floor of the Union. Applicants only need to be a student at the UA. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The ASG made applications available at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and students have been grabbing them up quickly. As of Friday morning on Sept. 24, there were only 30 spots left. However, students should not be discouraged because there is a waiting list. “We don’t know the game time yet, so Wednesday be-
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Thousands of immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children have waited years for a bill that would grant them a path to citizenship and will now have to wait longer to embrace this dream. Despite supporters’ efforts to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, it was voted down in the Senate last week. Both Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln voted no to the Defense Authorization Bill to which the DREAM Act was attached. This legislation was first introduced to the Senate in
2001 and has been in and out of the Senate and House of Representatives since then. The DREAM Act allows illegal immigrant children the opportunity to earn a pathway to become American citizens, as long as they meet certain conditions. They have a six-year conditional period in which they must graduate from high school, maintain good moral behavior, and attend a college or serve in the military. Many students in Arkansas said they were angry from the results and the actions of the two Arkansas senators. “I feel betrayed and angry and my feelings echo the sentiment of all the students,” said Juan Manuel, the founder of the Arkansans Natural
Dreamers. “She (Sen. Lincoln) promised she would vote yes when she got in.” Sen. Pryor had “said he would vote for the DREAM Act in 2007,” but backed out of that, Manuel said. “It’s always hard to talk to him. When we have a meeting, he always calls and cancels or doesn’t show up.” Another UA student was “very disappointed that our senators were two of the three Democrats that voted against the DREAM Act,” said Fernando Garcia, a senior mechanical engineering major. “Sen. Lincoln said she voted against the bill because she couldn’t add some amendments that she wanted and thought the process was incorrect,” he said. “Those
reasons aren’t good enough.” Lincoln, however, backed up her vote by reaffirming her support for the DREAM Act. “I am a proud co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, and my procedural vote on the Defense Authorization bill in no way alters my support for this legislation,” said Sen. Lincoln, in a press release. “I co-sponsored the DREAM Act so that all children living in Arkansas can go to college and reach their full potential.” “Unfortunately, the DREAM Act was taken hostage by election-year politics. I believe transparency should be the rule, not the exception, and we
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Bikes, Blues & BBQ Hits the Hill this Week by CANDACE CHANDLER Staff Writer
It’s that time of year again for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally. It is the largest motorcycle rally in the United States that gives back to local charities, according to the rally’s official website. Bikers from all over the 50 states ride in to support the community. It is estimated that each year more than 400,000 people come to join in the festivities of the music, barbecue and motorcycles. This year’s rally will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. The rally began more than 20 years ago, according to bikesbluesandbbq.org, and has grown to be the biggest event of the year for motorcyclists. Some of
the festivities include The Parade of Power Route, Battle of the Bikes, concerts and BBQ cook offs. This year’s rally is expected to be one of the largest. In the past, thousands of riders have traveled to Fayetteville to participate in the events. It was estimated more than a thousand motorcyclists rode along Dickson Street to show off their bikes, meet up with friends, and have some fun, according to the Bikes, Blues & BBQ board. All the festivals events will be sponsoring numerous local charities such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters of NWA, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and many others. Since the year 2000, Bikes, Blues,
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& BBQ has donated more than $550,000 to these local charities. Last year’s rally alone raised $48,500 to contribute. Among all the activities that will be going on throughout the week there will also be a huge selection of vendors selling a variety of things including: clothing, jewelry, motorcycle equipment and loads of food. Along with all the bike events there will also be a schedule of concerts for entertainment. These acts include the best of the national, regional and local bands for the public’s pleasure. The concerts that are produced
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File Photo Thousands of bikers will flock to Northwest Arkansas this week for Arkansas’ biggest motorcycle rally. Students typically have mixed feelings about the rally - some enjoy participating while others find it little more than a noisy disturbance.
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PROFILES ON THE HILL
A Conversation with Anthropologist Peter Ungar by JORDAN GRUMMER Staff Writer
Peter Ungar, the chair of the anthropology department, has studied the origins of the modern human for almost 30 years. He has traveled all over the world studying monkeys and apes, and his research centers on three aspects of research: dental anthropology, primate feeding ecology and paleoanthropology. Q: What got you interested in anthropology initially? A: That’s a really good question. I was nine years old, and my father took me to a matinee of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The first part of that movie is all about ape men in Africa, and that transformation from sort of an ape to human. It was really that movie that sort of led me ultimately to rain forests all over Asia to study apes and monkeys. Q: What’s your favorite monkey or ape? A: I’d have to say my favorite primate that I’ve actually spent time with in the wild is the orangutan. It’s sort of a solitary, pensive animal. But it’s so human in the way it thinks. Q: Can you explain the early paleontology of early hominins? A: It’s basically trying to understand the way our distant ancestors made use of their environment to earn a living. What they ate more specifically, how and where they ate it and how changes in the environment changed them over the course of millions of years basically to become us. Ecology is interaction between an organism and its environment and with human evolution. I mean, I sort of view our ancestors as in a dance with their environment-it changes and they have to keep step. They change and they actually ultimately change their environment. Q: What’s something that’s surprised you in your research?
A: How hard it is (laughs). It’s really hard to do, especially writing. Writing is not easy. Another thing that sort of surprised me is at one point I started looking at the teeth of our ancestors and I wasn’t finding the pattern I was expecting to find. We have these ideas about what our ancestors ate, and here at the UA we developed these new techniques to allow us to tease a little bit more information out of the teeth and to figure out what did they eat, how can we reconstruct this and how can we confirm what people have said all along. It wasn’t matching. It was really frustrating. They should have been basically paleolithic Cuisinarts, and yet we saw this little wimpy wispy pattern of scratches on the teeth that tell us that’s not what they’re doing. And that was really surprising until I realized one in ten specimens show that pattern of this very heavy use. So maybe in reality it’s not a matter of the fact that we do what we’re designed to do; maybe we’re over built. Maybe just like you might have a pretty fast sports car that can do 90 on I-540, of course I wouldn’t recommend that. And sustain that all the way from Fort Smith to Fayetteville, but you’re not going too because there’s a cop there. But it’s nice to know that you can accelerate on that highway if you need to. You have the power to do it, and maybe that’s where the anatomy comes in with that potential for when you need it. Which isn’t most of the time. So when you see these dioramas in museums that tell you what our ancient ancestors did, based on the anatomy, most of the time they probably didn’t do that, and that was a real surprise to me. Just a way of looking at the way that evolution operates.
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CONTACT MAGGIE CARROLL STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Professor Peter Ungar, Anthropology Department Chair, stands along side the remains of our ancestors. Ungar studies the how our ancestors and contemporary cousins used their environments in order to survive. Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Indonesia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, all over Latin America, Asia and Africa. So I have trekked through the Jordan Valley in the Middle East searching for Neanderthal fossils, and in the Kalahari Desert searching for the origins of anatomically modern humans. I’ve chased monkeys and apes through the rain forests of Sumatra and Costa Rica. Q: What’s the worst part of being an anthropologist? A: Nobody has ever asked that question. Having to constantly chase down money to get this research done, and convince people that it’s important to do. If somebody could just leave me alone and let me do my job, and provide the money needed in order to get these results, that would be a good thing.
do is have cosmic rays coming down and zapping your gonads basically and changing the DNA in the eggs and sperm and that’s what actually leads to the new generation. You could mutate your cells, your autosomal cells until the cows come home, it could give you cancer, but it’s not going to change your species. You have to pass it along to the next generation, and the only way to do that is by doing it to the egg or the sperm. Q: If you had to pick a field of study other than anthropology, what would it be? A: Oh yeah, cosmology. I always loved origins of the universe. I always loved understanding the formation of other planets. If I wasn’t looking down into the earth I’d be looking up into outer space.
Q: What’s the best part of being an anthropologist?
Q: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?
Q: Do you have a favorite superhero?
A: I get to go to really cool places.
A: Definitely the egg. Think about it for a minute, in order to have a new species you have to have genetic change. You can’t change something that’s all ready alive and developed, but what you can
A: Does Indiana Jones count? I am not a huge fan of the idea of robbing graves and selling antiquities, but the idea of combining adventure and academic pursuits and integrating that into a teaching at a university, those are cool.
Q: What are some of the places you’ve been? A: Where haven’t I been? I’ve worked in Ethiopia, Kenya,
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EDITOR: Bailey Elise McBride MANAGING EDITOR: Mille Appleton
You Can’t Sit it Out
“What I want to do is just to go speak to young people directly and remind them of what I said during the campaign, which was change is always hard in this country. It doesn’t happen overnight. You take two steps forward, you take one step back. This is a big, complicated democracy. It’s contentious. It’s not always fun and games…And the point is, though, you can’t sit it out. You can’t suddenly just check in once every 10 years or so, on an exciting presidential election, and then not pay attention during big midterm elections.” —President Barack Obama, Sept. 27, 2010 On Monday, President Obama hosted a conference call with college journalists from around LETTER FROM THE EDITOR the country. Although the maby Bailey Elise McBride jority of the call consisted of firstname.lastname@example.org him pointing out the constructive things his administration has done to help college and university students combat not only the poor job market but also the rising cost of education, one of the most important points the President discussed came up in the Q&A near the end, when he discussed the important of getting civically engaged. People across our nation, and our campus, are deeply entrenched in a political gridlock, each thinking the other side is crazy and unrealistic. For many, this is a depressing state to find ourselves in. Our parents have raised us to want to go out and change things and make the world around us a better place—how are we supposed to do that with all the hatred and confusion we are constantly surrounded by? Itisanincreasinglydifficulttask.Wefindourselvesaskingwhatimpact we, young people living in Arkansas, actually make on any larger scale. Quite an impact, I would argue. Even if you look at the US Senate Democratic primary that took place this summer between Blanche Lincoln and Bill Halter, it seems abundantly clear that Arkansas and Arkansans can play a central role in national politics. Even international news sources like the BBC were covering that primary as an indicator of what would happen on a national scale in November. As we all know now, Sen. Lincoln won that battle and now faces Rep. John Boozman in November. That race, coupled with a series of other heated battles (District 3 for the US House of Representatives, state races for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, to name a few of interest to student voters) leave plenty to be decided in November. And that’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of people out there telling us what to think or how to vote in November. It’s tough to turn on the television to any sort of news program without being bombarded with pundits giving you their latest opinion on those liberal democrats or tea party crazies. What I would encourage you to do, and what I got out of President Obama’s call, however, is to go out and express your vote, whatever it may be. In Arkansas, the deadline to register to vote is this Sunday, Oct. 3. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.” So go vote— at least then you’ll have a justification when you complain.
FROM THE STAFF The Traveler staff has no love-hate relationship with any Fayetteville weekend stronger than that with Bikes, Blues & BBQ. For Fayetteville first-years, expect to witness more than 400,000 motorcyclists flooding Northwest Arkansas this weekend, much like fire ants on a hill. Don’t plan to accomplish much studying or sleeping this weekend, not because you’ll be so intrigued by Dickson festivities, but because you won’t be able to concentrate over the noise of downtown Fayetteville. And unless you plan to walk, making plans on Dickson will result in circling for at least half an hour for a parking spot. Restaurants are packed, and lost bikers are wandering in and out of every store. Still, we have to give Bikes, Blues & BBQ some credit. First and foremost, it brings in the most money to Fayetteville in a non-game weekend each year. Also, profits raised by the event are donated to local charities. Other perks of BBBBQ include free Dickson parking this week, which has lately become a rare privilege, and delicious fair food such as turkey legs and funnel cakes. Prime people-watching wins out as the highest point of the weekend for students. If you’re not sucked into the Bikes, Blues & BBQ hype, then this weekend might be the best weekend for you to explore other parts of Northwest Arkansas. If you’ve been trying to schedule a weekend to visit your parents, high school friends or long-distance boyfriend or girlfriend, or if you’re looking to embark on the staple spontaneous college road trip, this weekend might be your grand opportunity. This weekend might prove to be the weekend that you find your next favorite restaurant off the beaten path. Check out east or west Fayetteville, where you can find restaurants such as J.J.’s Grill & Chill and Wing Stop. Our favorite BBBBQ activity is to check out nearby campgrounds. Bikes, Blues & BBQ weekend typically marks the first cool-weather weekend in Fayetteville, creating perfect nights bundled up by campfires and cuddled in sleeping bags. Whatever you do this weekend, don’t let Bikes, Blues & BBQ put a damper on it. Make the most of the festivities, or use it as an excuse to get out of dodge. And whatever you do, stay safe and make it memorable!
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StudyAbroad: An Amazing Discomfort BEYOND BOUNDARIES byAndrew Walchuk Guest Writer
This August, as I stepped onto campus for the first day of my senior year, I found myself feeling the very odd sensation that I was a stranger. I looked around, mildly confused by a sea of completely unfamiliar faces. What was in reality my final year here felt surprisingly like my first. Thankfully, I had no problem handling the situation thanks to the lessons that I had learned while studying abroad. It is true that my choice to spend all of my junior year (and the following summer) abroad was the cause of this disorientation in the first place. Both of the classes that had been above me during my sophomore year
were suddenly gone, and two new classes had taken their place. Just a week before my arrival in Fayetteville, I was walking the bustling streets of Morocco, dodging crazed taxi drivers and bartering with street vendors. The relatively calm pace on campus proved to be something of a shock. Even with the jarring shift back to normal life, I count my time abroad among the best decisions that I have ever made. You may think it strange that I am advocating study abroad by describing the discomfort of return. I don’t want to overlook all of the very fun parts of the experience. I’ve been to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, skied in the Swiss Alps, taken a cruise across Loch Ness, and climbed through the ruins of a Roman city in the Moroccan desert. I advanced academically as well, learning three new languages and doing research with access to resources that I could never have imagined having at home. However, I stress the discomfort of return because it was the lesson of being a stranger that taught me the most.
Why do employers, scholarship committees, and graduate schools across the nation look so favorably upon study abroad? The answer is not in the professional or academic skills you may have acquired. In fact, it is because studying abroad forces you to adapt to life in an environment that you don’t understand. The simple daily tasks that we take for granted at home can become harrowing ordeals abroad. Even study in Britain, a country that shares our language and much of our culture, requires you to change some of your habits (Helpful hint: don’t forget that cars drive on the left). Study abroad also teaches you how to deal with an environment that doesn’t understand you. I was particularly struck by what one Moroccan friend told me. “You always think of your own culture as normal and as neutral,” she said after I committed a rather embarrassing cultural gaffe. “You must remember that, to us, it is as foreign as everything here is to you.” I realized then how much I had yet to learn. Yet despite vast differ-
ences in language, culture, and belief, I had come to an understanding about the common bonds of humanity and the need to empathize with someone that saw the world in a completely different way. These are the lessons that stay with you and that benefit you regardless of your career or field of study. Study abroad is within the reach of every student at this university. Whether you are looking to travel for just a summer, a semester, or a full year, the staff of the study abroad office will help you to find a program that fits. Even a month abroad can affect you more than you could imagine, and we are lucky to be students at a university that understands and values those benefits. While it is true that study abroad is typically more expensive than comparable time in Fayetteville, the university and federal government provide considerable amounts of money each year to offset the cost. The opportunity is there. The scholarships are there. All you have to do is make that first step. Visit the Study Abroad Office on Maple Street and start exploring!
Keeping it Professional Will Benefit You CAMPUS TIES by Abby Stuart
The relationship you form with your professors is one of the most important relationships you will make while in college, if not the most important. Getting to know your professors will not only benefit you while you are a student, but can work in your favor in the long run. There are so many amazing adults working with and for students at the University of Arkansas that you will want to get to know them. I had a teacher first semester freshman year who I absolutely loved. Truth be told, his class was the most difficult I have taken so far in my college career, but his teaching style and the way he conducted class made me excited to learn. As cheesy
as that sounds, it’s true. I wanted to go to class, and his passion for the subject inspired me to find what I was passionate about. Like I said, his class was very difficult so I took advantage of his office hours. Throughout my first semester, I would go and ask questions during his office hours about the material we were covering in class. I would run to him to clarify any small detail I didn’t understand. During this process I accomplished two things: I grasped a better understanding of the material and I formed a professional student-teacher relationship. My professor knew I was working hard in his class and genuinely cared about my grade. Before final grades went out at the end of the semester and after all my hard work, do you think he bumped me a few points to get an “A,” or the kid whom he didn’t know? I promise you, I was not disappointed with my grade. Not only is important to work with your teachers to show you at least care a little about what they are teaching you, but in the future, having a good relationship with a few faculty members
could be extremely beneficial. If you want to continue your education onto grad school, law school, or whatever your calling is, you’re going to need recommendation letters. Many admission counselors and professors have reminded me that the recommendations which stand out are the ones that are the most personal. Anyone can write a letter based off of your resume, but a professor wih whom you have a closer relationship will be able to write a recommendation not only based off your resume, but also based off of your personal attributes. I know students who graduated from the University of Arkansas who were offered jobs right out of college simply because they knew a professor who recommended them to someone else. In today’s job market, that’s a pretty sweet deal. The key to getting to know your professors, teaching assistants, or any other faculty member on campus is to keep it professional! It’s true, there are a ton of young adults teaching or helping with classes these days, but the worst thing you can do is overstep any
type of boundary with them. I have a friend who goes to school in Texas who took his relationship with a teaching assistant too far. He was a freshman in college and would go to his teaching assistant for help in a chemistry lab. The assistant was 27 and, from what I hear, a very likable person. The two began secretly dating during the semester. While out one night, another faculty member recognized the two and the teaching assistant lost her job and my friend’s parents would no longer pay for his college. On top of all of that, they quit dating. Both lost more than they gained in the process. Do not put yourself in a position that will result in an unhealthy relationship between any faculty members and yoursel. Keep it professional. This semester, whether you are a freshman or a senior, make it a priority to get to know your professors. It’s never too late to form a relationship with them. Go to their office hours, ask questions, and be interested. I promise that if you keep it professional, your relationship with them will only benefit you.
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SEC from page 3 cooperation by supporting the participants, officials and event management staff in a positive manner.” Inappropriate behavior such as language that is racist, sexist, abusive or intimidating being directed at anyone is also prohibited, the Razorback of Code of Contact goes on to describe. Additionally, acts such as fighting, smoking, public drunkenness and the throwing of objects are strictly prohibited, as is entering the playing area without proper credentials. If a person is found to be in violation of these rules, they “are subject to removal from the site of competition, or arrest and/or loss of ticket privileges.” “The University of Arkansas reserves the right to remove
the ticket holder from the premises if, in the sole opinion of the security personnel, the ticket holder’s conduct endangers or disrupts the environment,” the code states. The SEC policy regarding fan behavior is similar to the Razorback Code of Conduct; however it also penalizes the institution that is holding the event. If a person without the proper credentials crosses into the playing area, that party will be subject to reprimand however the institution can “at the discretion of the commissioner” face fines ranging from $5,000 on a first offense, to $25,000 on a second offense and $50,000 on a third or subsequent offense. Unsportsmanlike language, signing or chants can also bring about discipline on the institution first by a reprimand and then by subsequent $5,000 fines. This too is at the
discretion of the commissioner. The SEC holds each institution responsible for making the public aware of the policy. Additionally, they require that the head couch of every team make it a point to “publicly discourage spectators from entering the playing area at any time,”according to the policy regarding fan behavior. “Personally I think it’s a good thing,” said Garrett Stacy, a broadcast journalism major. “You have to regulate rules so people don’t get out of hand. I think it’s a really good rule.” This feeling is shared by Razorbacks who are both current students and graduates. “I think it creates a better atmosphere and it makes it more enjoyable for the fans,” said UA alumnus David Fields from the class of 2004.
Sorority Letters Stolen
AMANDA SPRINGER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The Alpha Omicron Pi sorority letters were stolen two weeks ago during the Little Rock game. Members were able to find the ‘O’ in the dumpster behind their house but the ‘A’ and ‘Pi’ still remain missing.
College of Engineering Gains National Prestige by MIKE ROACH Staff Writer
The undergraduate program in the College of Engineering has continued its steady rise in national rankings and for the first time has been deemed one of the top 100 programs in the country, according to the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The undergraduate program is now ranked 98 overall (a four-point jump from its 2010 position), and 61 among public institutions (a threepoint advancement). Additionally the Industrial Engineering graduate program ranked 25. “It’s nice to be in the category of being ranked and certainly even nicer that we’re in the top tier,” said Dean Ashok Saxena, head of the college. “This is something that we have sort of aspired for over the last several years.” Saxena has noticed steady improvement in the program’s ranking since taking office seven years ago. “In the overall ranking we are probably coming from somewhere around 125,” he said. “I remember the very first year we got together and we said that we need to have a strategic plan,” Saxena said. “The trend of continuous improvement is key here.” “I think realistically we are probably going to get to the top 75 (in rankings) or so from 98 over the next five years,” Saxena said. “I think you do get to a point where you have improved and you sort of hit a plateau, and that plateau is determined
by the size of the college.” “Obviously there are some rewards,” Saxena said about the rankings. “For example the quality of students is going to go up; our college has 25 percent of the honors students, and we have only 13 percent of the total student population.” He applied that logic to his faculty as well: “It helps to attract better faculty. Faculty want to come to a nice place like Fayetteville,” he said, “ but at the same time they want to come to a place where their careers will take off.” A college has to maintain a solid faculty to improve in the ratings so it can continue to attract highly qualified professors and staff to its program, he said. The best way to do this is “to know what the cutting edge areas of research are (because) engineering is one of those professions in which one force sort of builds on the other,” Saxena said. “One of the guarantees that we give to our students is that they will have the ability to do research one-on-one with faculty,” Saxena said. “We wouldn’t be able to do (that) if we didn’t have good research facilities and faculty that were working in cutting edge areas.” One of these research facilities is the partially complete nanotech building across Dickson Street from Bell Engineering. Saxena was adamant that his department would be sharing the building with colleagues in physics, chemistry and biology, as he considers them all to be “interdependent.” However the completion date for the build-
ing is still up in the air. “It depends on something that we don’t control,” Saxena said. “We have a proposal out to the National Institute for Standards and Technology for $50 million. If we get that then it is going to be at least another year and a half.” This puts the best estimation of completion as the spring of 2012. Without money from the National Institute for Standards and Technology it is unclear how the nanotech building will be paid for.
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LUCIE PATTON PHOTOGRAPHER UA Director of Greek Life Parice Bowser is in charge of the student section at football games. Her job there is to enforce SEC sportsmanship policy. GAME from page 1 ing with her complaints three times, eventually comped her meal. The difference between Friday and Saturday night could also be seen in what the customers were ordering, Elkins said. “The night before, everybody ate steaks, and, I mean, we couldn’t cut enough steaks, ! ” Elkins said. “But Saturday night, hardly anybody ate steaks. It definitely affected the way they ate.” Elkins estimated that sales were negatively affected between $2,000 and $3,000. Junior Dawn Ford, an accounting major, said she planned on going out to Dickson Street after the game, especially when the Hog’s appeared to have the game locked up, but after the game she said she was in no mood to deal with the crowd. “When Mallett threw that last interception, it was like popping a balloon,” Ford said. “I went from being the most excited I’ve been in a long time to almost depressed. It was just so sad and disappointing, but definitely more sad.”
should have had an open amendment process. In fact, I had eight amendments to improve the quality of life for our troops that could not be considered,” she said. Hundreds of undocumented students in Arkansas rely on the DREAM Act for a future. State rules require these students to pay out of state tuition for college and they are not eligible for financial aid. “It’s not about being documented or undocumented,” Garcia said. “It’s about everyone having equal rights to an education.” Opponents to the DREAM Act say that rewarding undocumented students would increase the number of illegal immigrants flowing in the United States. “A lot of people say we should go back and apply for citizenship,” said Amber Mendez, a senior at Springdale High School. “They don’t know how hard that is - to go back for 10 years to a country that you’ve barely lived in and not know whether we will ever be able
to come back. It’s dangerous back home with the drug wars that are going on and we’re scared. We made a sacrifice and we’ll have to face it.” Students on campus said they were torn between their opinions on the DREAM Act. “It’s a double-edged sword. I’m torn in that I feel that people that are citizens should probably get priority over illegal immigrants, but at the same time, these people need to be well educated,” said David Yeager, a freshman pre-nursing major. “Ignorance and poverty will only lead to mass disruption.” “I think the Mexican government should be helping people instead of their having to flee here for a better life,” he said. Although, the legislation was shot down with the failure of the Defense Authorization Bill, it did not die, Manuel said. Supporters, who call themselves Dreamers, are re-strategizing and reforming to get the DREAM Act out again. They are hoping to make it a stand-alone proposal and have the Senate vote on it before the end of the year.
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BBQ from page 1 will be free to all the public to join. Some of this year’s music line-up includes T.J. Scarlett, Little Hoojin, Oreo Blue, Earl’s Garage, Cathead Biscuit, The Uncrowned Kings, The Nace Brothers and the Bikes, Blues & BBQ master of ceremonies, Joe Giles and his Home Wrecker Band. The schedule can be found on the website. The barbecue portion of the rally is for some the most important. Barbecue teams come from all across the United States to enter into the Barbecue Cook-off Contest and the Arkansas State Barbecue Championship. The event is open to the public and fun for all of the family to enjoy tasting and voting for their favorite barbecue. The entire weekend is possible because of all the sponsors and volunteers who help out and volunteer their time. With Bikes, Blues, & BBQ being a non-profit rally, numerous sponsors contribute $1000-$50,000 and the volunteers work countless hours to make the festival happen.
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Amanda Springer STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Andy Gilbride, the Educational and Instruction Specialist for Parking and Transit showed off the University’s newest rental cars. Students can rent these cars starting at $8 an hour.
by JORDAN BURNS Staff Writer
The University started a rental car program this semester to help students without vehicles run short errands or take weekend trips. The program, run by Hertz rental company, charges students an hourly rate that includes GPS, roadside assistance, insurance and free gas (up to 180 miles per day). Education and Instruction Specialist, Andy Gilbride, who coordinates special events and programs at UA, said his department got the idea to host a rental program from staff at Ohio State. “They had very good things to say about it,
so we thought we’d try it out. We only have three vehicles right now, but if students start using them more, we will definitely buy more.” The three cars are parked at the Lot 50 bus stop, near Brough Cafeteria. Students can choose between a Toyota Prius, a Ford Escape and a Mazda 6. The Toyota Prius has a hybrid engine and according to the Hertz website its CO2 emissions are less than 100 g/km. The site also claims that each of their vehicles, which are EPA SmartWay certified, eliminate up to 14 vehicles from the road, thereby reducing harmful emissions and energy consumption.
Ipod adapters and air conditioning come standard in all the vehicles. Usually rental companies require customers to be 21 or older to rent a car, but the minimum age requirement for the Hertz campus program is 18. To use the service, students must apply at Hertz’s website and receive their membership card in the mail. Cars can be reserved “in minutes, for as little as an hour and as much as a couple days.” Members can find their reserved car at the Lot 50 bus stop, where they swipe their membership card to unlock the car, and then return it to the parking space when they
are finished. Hertz offers three different payment plans with advantages that depend on how frequently a driver needs to rent a car. Each plan comes with a monthly or annual fee, an application fee and an hourly rate of around $8. Gilbride said he tried to promote the program as much as possible during orientation, and Hertz is now running a promotion for University of Arkansas students. Renters must pay a $25 application fee and they will receive $35 in drive time. (Sign up online with the promo code: ‘razorbacks’.) For more information or to rent a vehicle, go to ConnectbyHertz.com.
2 AM Grill Feeds Pre-Game Dickson Street by ANDREW VAN GENDEREN Staff Writer
Every Friday night before a home football game, the 2 AM Grill fires up outside The Rockhouse at the corner of Arkansas and Dickson, giving out free hamburgers and hot dogs to late-night people passing by. Students from Christ on Campus run the curbside operation from approximately 11:00 p.m. into the wee hours of the morning on game nights, often handing out between 150 and 200 burgers in a single evening. It is no surprise that many who frequent Dickson Street have made it a priority to seek out the stand both for free food and good conversation. Cory Garren, one of the current organizers of the
Grill, says the purpose is built around a sense of comfortableness and belonging. “It is more of a chill, laidback time for people after they are done with school, or work or after an evening at the bars,” he said. “It is a chance to be who you really are rather than who you are forced to be during the day.” Senior Rebecca Molina has been a part of the Grill for four years. “I think the Grill is just a comfortable way to get to know people, and that can happen in two ways. Either you can meet complete strangers, or get to know people you already know on a deeper level,” she said. “It is comfortable. It is not threatening, because it is neither formal nor stiff. It becomes what people make it that night, and it is always
different.” Christ on Campus has been in Fayetteville since current pastor Mike Armstrong started the church in 1982, and it has made its presence felt in the local area through numerous public service projects and through building personal relationships. As well as being deeply involved on campus, the ministry contributes great amounts of time and financial support to The Children’s House and Seven Hills homeless shelter. Armstrong said the purpose of the Grill “is to serve the university community and to show God’s love in a practical way. We feel called to bless those around us, because God has blessed us.” However, Friday nights are all about the relational as-
pect of the church’s mission. Indeed, emblazoned just inside the doors of the church is its unofficial motto: “Love God, love people.” “We invite people to stop by on the Friday nights we are out and get to know us,” said Armstrong. “No pressure, just food.” Armstrong said the event started seven years ago as a result of the efforts of former student Travis Crone. Crone received a doctorate from the U of A last year and is now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston. “When we first started the grill there wasn’t any food on Dickson; there were just the bars and some run-down
Something’s got to cover up that receding hair line and/ or sun burned head, why not a fashionable piece of cloth, best if striped with flames.
Let’s not forget the studs and fringe as finishing touches.
see 2AM Grill on page 8
Let’s hope they wear something under them this year.
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Jeeps Rocks and Road Tour (Baum Stadium Parking Lot) 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Demo Rides 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Can-Am Spyder, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha Arkansas State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off (Wash. County Fairgrounds) 12:00 p.m. – Contestant Check-In Main Stage 4:30 – 6:00 – Red Ambition 6:30 – 8:00 – T.J. Scarlett 8:30 – 10:00 – LaFuSo 10:30 – 12:00 – Boom Kinetic
Poker Run 1 – North Route (From Baum Stadium Lot) 8 a.m. – First Bike Out 10 a.m. – Last Bike Out 4 p.m. – Poker Run End Jeeps Rocks and Road Tour 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Demo Rides 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Can-Am Spyder, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha Arkansas State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off 12:00 p.m. – Contestant Check-In 6:30 p.m. – People’s Choice Awards – (Taste Kits: $5)
Poker Run 2 – South Route 8 a.m. – First Bike Out 10 a.m. – Last Bike Out 4 p.m. – Poker Run End Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes (Walton Arts Center Lot) 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Bike Registration 10 a.m. – Judging Begins 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Battle of the Bikes 2 p.m. – Final Battle at the Main Stage Jeeps Rocks and Road Tour 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Main Stage (Walton Arts Center Parking Lot) 5:30 – 7:00 – Gary and John 7:30 – 9:00 – Another Fine Mess 9:30 – 11:00 – Strange Heroes Southern Stage (Baum Stadium Parking Lot) 5:00-6:30 - Ransom 7:00-8:30 – One Bad Monkey The AMP 8:00 p.m. – Citizen Cope Demo Rides (Baum Stadium Parking Lot) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Can-Am Spyder, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha
see Event Schedule on page 8
They serve as an excellent ice breaker for biker blind dates.
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Local Magazine Harnesses Fayetteville Creativity
by ERIN ROBERTSON
Assistant Features Editor
It was a moment of fate when Sam Slaton, co-founder of the Fayetteville literary magazine Wolf Review opened a dictionary to peruse the meaning of the word “wolf.” A lesser-known definition struck Slaton as perfectly off- beat. Usually connoting an animal, the definition of wolf means the actual pelt of a wolf, or meanness of living. “It is also defined as an instance of dissonance, as when an instrument is broken or tuned incorrectly, you would say there is a ‘wolf ’ in the music,” Slaton said. “While it was, in a way, an excuse for us not thinking of an over-arching theme for the publication, it was a way to make it as open as possible to whatever we deem good that comes our way. It allowed us to take it in whatever direction; it allowed us to define the aesthetic, but not restrict the theme.” Slaton is currently pursuing his MFA in Poetry at Brooklyn College in New York City. In a phone interview, he spoke highly of his time at the University of Arkansas, even though at first he was dead-set against following in his older brother’s academic footsteps. However, as in many cases, scholarship money speaks louder than autonomy. “I started in small business management, but that quickly threatened to destroy my soul,” Slaton said. “I always liked writing, so I became an English-Creative Writing major in Fall 2006, and ended up adding a philosophy major.” Rewind to June 2009, before the birth of Wolf Review, and imagine Slaton and his “partner-in-crime-cum-cofounder and co-editor” Nick Claro deep in thought, sipping whiskey and reading poetry. The friends had been mulling
COURTESY PHOTO over the strange contrast between the inspiration ripe for the taking in Fayetteville and the amount of creativity actually producing results in the area. “We had been discussing for a little while the weirdness of the fact that Fayetteville was like this think tank where people buddied up and got inspired, and then left the area and went to places like New York City, Portland or Providence to do what they were dreaming of,” Slaton said. “We thought there was no reason for people not to be doing those things while in Fayetteville.” And so they did the things they dreamed of and began taking steps towards Wolf Review. The duo created a Facebook page (“Which is indispensable these days when you want to make a mass market,” Slaton said.) and started up a blog for the fledgling publication. “Surprising enough, people started submitting things,” Slaton said, “but we also had to solicit.” The first team behind Wolf consisted only of Slaton, Claro, and graphic design/ artist friend Mike Anderson, the man responsible for the layout and technological details. “For the first issue, Nick and I talked it up as much as possible, read through submissions, chose submissions… for the second one we tried to build off of whatever momentum we had,” Slaton said. “We got a grant from Art Amiss for a couple hundred dollars, and we started printing and selling shirts and totes with the Wolf logo to supplement some of the costs.” Personal funding plus a great deal of generosity from talented friends and family helped to launch the first issue, and since the first two publications, the Wolf Review team has grown and changed
considerably. Kirstin Cauldwell, a UA graphic design student, designed the second issue. Jason Wilkins, Joel Eikenberry and Brett Shook of Workspace designed the Wolf logo, and Wilkins of Workspace will design the third issue, to be released in the upcoming fall/ winter. Slaton described the first issue as “all Arkansans.” To compile the second issue, Slaton sent emails to department heads of Universities around the country, asking them to forward the call for submissions to their undergraduate and graduate students, from which five non-Arkansan artists were featured and eight locals were published. The Wolf Team plans to feature at least three visual artists in every issue, and want to keep that category strictly within Arkansas. “We’ve asked ourselves: what are we trying to do? We want to provide a vehicle for Arkansan voices and artists to be heard and seen,” Slaton said. When asked about his dreams for the future of Wolf Review, Slaton was humble and optimistic. “I think as long as I can feasibly do this and people are interested, we’ll keep doing it. My hope would be that it would bring attention to otherwise relatively unknown writers. Or even if it doesn’t, that it might show people that there’s no reason not to do the things you think are cool and think you can’t do yet – you can do what you want to do.” “If Wolf can inspire other people to do more things that they get excited about,” Slaton said, “then it would be totally worth it.” Submissions for the fall/ winter issue will be accepted until midnight Sunday, Oct. 10 and the loose theme of the upcoming issue is set as “translation.”
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Larry Ash PHOTO EDITOR Megan Zachary of Fort Smith and Nick Stewart of Arkansas Tech University joined hundreds of other fans to cheer on the Hogs at Razorback Stadium Saturday.
Larry Ash PHOTO EDITOR Outside Razorback Stadium, hundreds of fans without tickets gathered to watch the Arkansas-Alabama game on the Jumbotron and cheer on the Hogs.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
GIRLS NOT TO DATE by WYNDHAM WYETH Staff Writer
â€œThe Drama Queenâ€?
â€œThe Stage-5 Clingerâ€?
There is nothing wrong with being in a sorority, but the sorostitute takes all of the negative stereotypes about Greek life and amplifies them tenfold. Â She can be heard all the way across campus as she yammers away into her iPhone or Blackberry with the latest gossip about rival sororities â€“ that is when sheâ€™s not texting at breakneck speed with calloused thumbs. Â The sorostitute never leaves the sorority house without her Greek letters on, and when she goes out to a party, sheâ€™s always the first to ask, â€œWhereâ€™s the punch?â€?Â The sorostitute also has a propensity for fulfilling the reputation of her namesake. Donâ€™t expect to get with her unless youâ€™re Greek as well, but if you do, you may wake up with more than you hoped for.
Donâ€™t fall for the activist unless you are very knowledgeable about political science, ethical conundrums and/ or environmental concerns. Â The activist is incapable of having a conversation. Â She can only have debates. Â For the activist, everything is an issue or a cause that must be discussed ad nauseam. Â She can come in all shapes and sizes â€“ from the fundamentalist Christian pro-lifer to the hippie chick who constantly rants about marijuana legalization. Â Unless going to a rally for PETA is your idea of a hot date, avoid the activist at all cost.
She doesnâ€™t have to be a drama major to be a drama queen, but like the drama major, she probably lives by the Shakespearean motto, â€œAll the worldâ€™s a stage.â€? Â The drama queen is larger than life at all times. Â Everything is a big deal to her even if it is insignificant to everyone else. Whether it stems from insecurity or some other deep-seeded need to be the center of attention, the drama queen will go out of her way to make sure all eyes are on her. Â Unless you have extra-absorbent shoulders and donâ€™t mind being cried upon 24 hours a day, then stay out of her performance space. Â The show isnâ€™t worth the price.
We all know this girl from the incredibly lifelike portrayal of her in â€œWedding Crashers.â€? Â The stage-5 clinger can be described in one word â€“ crazy . . . bonkers, insane, off her rocker! Â Ok, thatâ€™s more than one word, but the bottom line is this girl is too much. The worst part is that sometimes a stage-5 clinger can be hard to spot until it is far too late. Â She may seem sweet and innocent at first, but danger lurks behind those eyes. This girl gets way too close way too fast. Â If she tells you on your first date that sheâ€™s in love with you or she never wants to leave your side, you may want to start thinking of an exit strategy. Â However, you better let her down easy because if you donâ€™t, sheâ€™ll find you.
The succubus is not human. Â Sheâ€™s a demon from hell, and she wants your soul. Â She will stop at nothing until all the fun in your life has been sucked away. She will use whatever method of disguise necessary to make you hers. Â However, once under her spell, it is almost impossible to see her for what she really is. Your friends are your allies. Â They will be the first to see the signs, and they will do their best to warn you. Â Listen to them. Â When she is around your friends, they will probably complain of a chill running up their spine as soon as she enters the room. Â After that, it wonâ€™t be long before she asks you not to spend time with them anymore. Â She knows they are the only ones who can stop her. If youâ€™re lucky, and you have friends who are strong enough to combat the forces of evil incarnate, you might just be able to make it out of her grasp in one piece. Â If not, then may there be mercy on your soul.
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and meet needs.â€? The Grill attracts its share of regulars. Many who come by are known on a by-name basis, and some show up after not having been for several years to discover that someone remembers their name. In particular, the local fraternities make it a point to stop by. As Garren said, â€œThe Pikes and Kappa Sigs definitely know whatâ€™s go-
ing on.â€? The diversity of the crowd lends itself to unpredictable, thought-provoking and entertaining conversations ranging from sports to astrophysics to politics to religion. On some nights, the Grill can certainly be as much academic as it is social. â€œIt is always interesting to talk to people,â€? said Garren. â€œThe Grill is just a great way
to interact with people in a different setting than they are used to.â€? The purpose of the Grill, however, is to provide much more than just food and time to talk. â€œThe philosophy behind it is this: we love you,â€? said Crone. â€œWe donâ€™t know who you are, we donâ€™t know what you need, but we love you.â€?
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To Pay or Not to Pay? Extra Points
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If you follow sports at you’re familiar with A.J. Green situation. Green, Georgia’s All-American receiver, was suspended for the first four games of the season for selling a game-worn jersey for $1,000 to a person the NCAA deemed an agent. Green and Georgia appealed the suspension, but the NCAA upheld its decision. Student-athletes receiving extra income is a touchy subject and has been for some time now. Some feel student-athletes deserve to be reimbursed for the revenue they bring to their universities in jersey sales and overall income. The argument is universities make money off studentathletes, but the players see none of the income from jersey sales. If each player were paid a portion of the income from the sales of his or her jersey, there would be a wide disparity. In the Title IXconscious culture, that wouldn’t fly. The star volleyball player likeall, the
No. 1 Alabama scored 17 unanswered points in the final 16 minutes of a 24-20 win over then-No. 10 Arkansas
by JIMMY CARTER Sports Editor
The Goodyear Blimp flew away from an emptying and subdued Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday, taking Arkansas’ upset hopes with it. The Razorbacks controlled the first three quarters of their matchup with No. 1 Alabama, but the Crimson Tide scored 17 unanswered points to pull out a 24-20 win. The contest was the first top 10 matchup in Fayetteville in nearly 31 years and the Hogs almost pulled off their first Fayetteville win over a top-ranked team since beating Texas 42-11 in 1981. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett threw two crucial fourth-quarter interceptions and the school-record crowd of 76,808 witnessed the Crimson Tide win their 28th consecutive regular-season game in dramatic fashion. “We just need to respond and get over it,” Petrino said. “It’s going to be hard, there’s no doubt about it. We put a lot into it, a lot of preparation and practice.
It’s going to take us a little while to get over it. I think we’re lucky we have a bye. The Razorbacks get their bye week before playing Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas on Oct. 9. Arkansas took off Sunday and Monday, resumed practice Tuesday, but will get Friday and Saturday off before beginning game-week prep for the Aggies on Sunday. “We’ll give them Friday and Saturday off and then come back again Sunday night,” Petrino said. “We’ve got some time to take a deep breath, regroup and get back feeling good. We need to get back and work hard.” Mallett in particular will benefit from the bye week, Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said. The junior’s second interception Saturday gave Alabama the ball at the Razorbacks’ 12-yard line, setting up Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram’s go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown run. Mallett threw an interception on Arkansas’ ensuing possession after the Hogs advanced to the Alabama 48 with less than two min-
utes remaining. The Crimson Tide picked up a fourthand-1 and ran out the clock for their 18th straight victory overall. Mallett completed just 4-of-10 passes for 51 yards and the two interceptions in the fourth quarter. “I feel bad for (Mallett) right now, because he’s really down, but he turned the ball over and it got us in trouble,”
Ryan Miller STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER McGee said. “I think it’s good we have an off week this week, because he’s hard on himself.” Arkansas can’t take solace in the near win it let slip away, Mallett said. “We lost,” Mallett said. “What’s a moral victory? People talk about that,
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Quarterback Ryan Mallett completed 4-of-10 passes and threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter
ly won’t get near as much money back as the football player with the fifth-highest selling jersey on the team. The vast majority of players aren’t going to get any money back from selling their jersey. Some argue paying collegiate athletes would result in a greater desire for top prospects to stay in school, specifically college basketball players who would be provided extra incentive to stay in school instead of jumping to the NBA after the required one year of college. Universities get portrayed as greedy, cash-hoarding entities, which use student-athletes like slaves for their own gain. The only flaw in that argument is that collegiate athletes do get paid. They get paid a lot. Out-of-state tuition for the University of Arkansas is $24,000 per academic year. If an out-ofstate scholarship athlete plays four years, he or she gets nearly $100 grand worth of education paid for by the university. Many players redshirt and get a fifth year of school for free, too. Most collegiate athletes aren’t going to make it to their professional level and many wouldn’t even be getting a college education if it weren’t for their athletic abilities. Getting your education paid for seems like a pretty good deal to me. I don’t know that I’d push my luck. Jimmy Carter is the sports editor of The Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Wednesday.
Road Trip Growth by PATRICK GRINNAN Staff Writer
The Arkansas volleyball team showed improvement in the first half of a four-game road-trip and will have an opportunity to continue to grow this weekend against South Carolina and No. 2 Florida. The road matches against the Gamecocks (3-10, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) and Gators (10-1, 3-0) come on the heels of Arkansas’ first road matches. The Razorbacks split their first two matches, losing at Mississippi State on Friday, before a four-set victory at Alabama Sunday. “It was a weekend of growth for us,” Arkansas coach Robert Pulliza said. “We were able to do some good things (against Mississippi State) but were un-
able to close the match out. Then we went out to Alabama and were able to do some really good things, so we’re very proud of the way we regrouped after Saturday and were able to come to play Sunday.” Arkansas’ improvement from Friday to Sunday was a good sign, Pulliza said, as the Razorbacks were able to communicate on the court more effectively and maintained focus throughout the match. Sophomore Jasmine Norton put in two double-double performances on the weekend, with 15 kills and 14 digs against Alabama and a 15-kill, 15-dig performance against Mississippi State. Norton has five double-
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Cappelen Destined for Razorback Greatness by ZACH TURNER Staff Writer
“He has the chance to be the best player Arkansas has ever had.” – Arkansas men’s golf coach Brad McMakin about freshman Sebastian Cappelen. That’s a pretty heady statement after seeing Cappelen play in just one collegiate tournament. The Odense, Denmark, native made a pretty big statement with his second-place finish in the season-opening Gopher Invitational, though. Cappelen finished with a final round even-par 72 and was one of just four players to finish the tournament under par. He recorded an impressive nine birdies and shot a 5-underpar 67 in the second round to put him in contention. “I was extremely impressed,” McMakin said about Cappelen’s performance. “He made nine birdies that second round and I didn’t see three birdies out there; he even still missed a couple of putts that could
have made 10 or 11 (birdies).” Cappelen was rated the top junior golfer in Europe last season and was the prized possession of McMakin’s 2010 recruiting class.
Sebastian Cappelen Cappelen, 20, is older than most freshmen, but his extra maturity helps him keep his poise on the course. “On the first two rounds of the tournament the two freshmen I was playing with were 18 both of them, and I felt way more mature than them,” Cappelen said. “I have probably played a lot more tournaments than they had, so just
getting into the feeling that I knew what I was doing.” Cappelen impressed himself with his place at his first collegiate tournament, but expected to do better on the course as a whole. “It is good to have a good start and it had effects on everyone here,” Cappelen said. “I felt good before the tournament and I was calm and didn’t feel nervous or anything and just took it like any other tournament.” Cappelen was named as Razorbacks’ No. 1 golfer by McMakin after the tournament. Cappelen’s ability to putt the ball more effectively than his peers is what McMakin said makes him optimistic about his choice. “He is the best putter I have ever seen that I have coached,” McMakin said. “From 10 feet and in he is 90 percent while most the guys are 20 percent to 30 percent.” With the spotlight now on Cappelen, McMakin is hoping for some good competition among the other Ra-
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Arkansas freshman Sebastian Cappelen finished second in his first collegiate golf tournament.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 PAGE 11 from OLYMPIC on page 10 doubles on the season. The sophomore hit 46.7 percent in the win against Alabama. The Razorbacks rolled against the Crimson Tide. Arkansas totaled 10.5 blocks, marking the Razorbacksâ€™ sixth double-digit effort in blocks of the season â€“ Arkansas had just eight last year. Sophomore middle blocker Janeliss Torres-Lopez has been a big factor in that stat. Her 1.26 blocks per set and 6.8 per match lead the team. â€œThis is three weeks in a row that she has out and has shown great effort, performance and focus,â€? Pulliza said. â€œShe had another spectacular blocking weekend. This is the first time weâ€™ve had an athlete in the top ten in blocks in the conference since Iâ€™ve been here, and weâ€™re really excited about what she can do for us.â€? The Razorbacksâ€™ road trip this weekend will pit them against tough SEC competition. South Carolinaâ€™s record does not show the talent they possess. Arkansas had a tough nonconference schedule, which could contribute to their unimpressive record, Pulliza said. The Gamecockâ€™s libero, Hannah Lawing, leads the conference in digs with 3.32 per set. The Gatorsâ€™ No. 2 ranking is well-deserved. Florida has
an asterisk next to it on the schedule,â€? Arkansas coach Lance Harter said. â€œWe are going right into the heat and will be tested by fire. Twelve of the top-ranked teams in the nation will all be assembling.â€? The race will take place on the Notre Dame golf course, a course that Harter said will pose a unique challenge. â€œItâ€™s a relatively flat course, but has a hair-pinned turn at about 400 meters,â€? Harter said. â€œYou get 300 people trying to get position, so those that donâ€™t get there soon enough literally come to a walk through the turn. With a young team we will probably go in a little more conservative than most, and let them free-reign after that.â€? The Razorbacks are ranked third in the South Central Regional poll, and has received votes for a national ranking, but has not cracked the top 25. Arkansasâ€™ last race at the University of CaliforniaRiverside gave the Razorbacks a first-place team finish. The teamâ€™s seven runners all placed in the top 25, with Miranda Walker and Kristen Gillespie finishing second and third, respectively.
held opponents to an average hitting percentage of 17. The Gators beat Arkansas in straight sets twice last year. Womenâ€™s Cross Country Headed to Indiana The Arkansas womenâ€™s cross country team will be heading to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational 5k. The race will follow a bye-week
Miranda Walker in which Arkansas was able to rest and focus on the race. The nationâ€™s three topranked teams, Villanova, Florida State and Washington, will be participating along with fifth-ranked Oregon. â€œThis is a race that has
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from CAPPELEN on page 10 zorback golf team members for qualifying spots. McMakin believes the level of play Cappelen established is going to improve the chances of Arkansas reaching its full potential for this season. â€œWhen you have someone that is always leading the group and you have guys that want to get there it will help the number two guy catch him,â€? McMakin said. â€œThe number three guy catch the number two guy and so on although we havenâ€™t really figured out our lineup yet.â€? Despite being named the top golfer, Cappelen said he canâ€™t be content. â€œThings can change the next week, â€œCappelen said. â€œWe have Jamie, he is a senior and played well for four years, I have only played for one tournament. At the moment though, I am playing really well.â€?
from FOOTBALL on page 10 but whatâ€™s a moral victory? We lost. Alabamaâ€™s a good team, but we should have beat them. We didnâ€™t execute and they finished it off.â€? The Hogs were on the verge of pulling off their first win against a top 10 opponent un-
Cappelenâ€™s experience with the European style of golf has aided his transition to the American style. McMakin said the European style is harder because of the conditions they have to play in. â€œThey learn so much and he can hit so many different shots,â€? McMakin said. â€œOur guys are so used to doing the same things over and over with American golf. Over there, though, playing in the wind and the different kinds of golf courses playing in the wind he is able to hit low or high. â€œHe works the ball left to right, right to left really well. His game is just so much more mature than I have seen in a long time.â€? Cappelen believes the field of good golfers in America is better than what he was used to back home. â€œThe best players are quite similar, but if you play bad here you will end up all the way down and you can
get away with (a bad score) in Europe,â€? Cappelen said. Cappelen comes from a line athletes. His father, Ulrik, was a member of the Denmark national soccer team and his grandfather introduced him to golf as a child. â€œI had a grandpa who played golf for over 25 years, he introduced me to golf, and I liked it,â€? Cappelen said. Cappelen decided to choose golf over soccer because he wanted to focus more on an individual sport and was tired of playing well and his soccer team losing. The decision paid off. He holds the course record for a round at his home course in Denmark, shooting a 10-under-par 62 at Odense Eventyr in July of 2009. â€œI shot it last year in a small tournament and it was special; made me realize I was the best on the course,â€? Cappelen said with a smile. Now heâ€™s the best on the course for the Razorbacks.
der Petrino following a week of build-up. Instead Arkansas blew a 13-point lead in the last 16 minutes of the contest. â€œWe should have finished that game out and had a win right now,â€? Mallett said. â€œI think the (bye week) comes at the right time. We need it right now, especially after a loss like that. You just have to watch
the film, learn from it and go to Dallas and play hard.â€? How the Razorbacks respond to the loss will reveal their makeup. â€œAny time you have adversity like that, it doesnâ€™t necessarily build character, but it does reveal it,â€? Petrino said. â€œNow we get to find out what weâ€™re made of as a football team and as individuals.â€?
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Ryan Miller STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Arkansas defensive end Jake Bequette canâ€™t reach Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. The Hogs failed to generate any quarterback hurries and the Crimson Tide conveted 8-of-14 third downs.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Senior, Tight End Little Rock, Ark. 2010: 19 receptions, 236 yards
Arkansas Traveler staff writer, Zach Turner caught up with Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams, discussing his increased role in the Razorback offense and his bye-week plans. You are on pace to have a better statistical season this year as opposed to last, and the team is off to a better start as well. Do you see any correlation between the two? It is just the whole team coming together. I don’t think my stats being better is helping the team more, it is just a part of our offense. Joe (Adams) is having a great year. Knile (Davis) has been running the ball hard, I think he averaged seven yards a carry last game. Broderick (Green) is running the ball hard. We have a great quarterback and our offensive line has done a great job. First loss just give a
of the season against Alabama, few quick thoughts about that.
It is tough and something you got to put behind you and not dwell on. You can learn from it because it was a great environment and great opportunity that we had. Where do you see yourself stacking up with the other premiere tight ends in the country? It is always something you can take pride in just being the best at your position, and it is a year where I feel I can be the best at my position. I don’t sit back and watch the other games and see if I do better than them because my first concern is our team and our productivity. I will let all the individual stuff take care of itself. With the bye week coming up do you have any special plans for the weekend or things you would like to get done? I will probably go home to Little Rock. My head coach, Tim Perry who used to coach at Central Arkansas Christian, now coaches the Nashville Scrappers and he is going to be in Little Rock playing Pulaski Academy so I will probably put on a little Scrapper gear. Not taking anything away from CAC, but I love coach Perry. In your opinion, who is the best basketball player on the Razorback football team? That would be between Joe Adams and Brandon Mitchell. Joe and Brandon are unbelievable athletes. Guess we got to get a one-on-one match set up and call in Erin Andrews to get the GameDay crew and everybody.
Hogs Anticipate Conference by ZACH TURNER Staff Writer
The Razorback soccer team will host No. 25 Auburn on Friday in their Southeastern Conference home opener. Arkansas (3-5-2) will face the Tigers on Friday and then play host to Alabama (7-2) – currently on a four-game winning streak – on Sunday. “Obviously we are really excited to be in conference play,” Arkansas coach Erin Aubry said. “I think you work hard all season and it is hard to keep it out of your head getting into the SEC.” Arkansas finished its first weekend of SEC play with a 2-1 loss at Tennessee and a double overtime 0-0 tie against No. 17 Georgia. The tie was just the second tie of a ranked opponent in program history. Aubry said she found this tie to be different because of the magnitude of the game and opponent and because the conditions of the
game made for unfavorable playing surface with rain. “On Sunday I think it was a little bit different because of the environment we were in,” Aubry said. “I don’t encourage ties, we don’t play for ties, and we don’t play for low-scoring games.” The Razorbacks are 0-24 all-time against ranked opponents, but will have a chance to pick up their first win against Auburn. “Obviously it would generate a huge amount of confidence,” Aubry said. “For us to put it all together and to come out with a win to kind of put that final stamp on it would generate a huge amount of confidence for us. We want to make those landmark improvements to show the growth of the program.” The Razorbacks will play their next four conference games at home. “We are definitely going to have a lot of enthusiasm to play; there is no doubt about that,” Aubry said. “We have
only had two home games so we have seen our fans out there. A Friday night SEC game is, in our stadium, not comparable to any other.” Arkansas continues to be strong on the defensive side of the ball lead by senior goalkeeper Britni Williams and junior defender Kailey Anders. The Razorbacks have only allowed three goals in their past four games and lead the SEC in saves per game. Kailey Anders has played every minute of the last 12 games, a streak Aubry said she has been impressed with. “This takes an incredible amount of interest, because sometimes players get bored,” Aubry said. The Razorbacks will look to put points in the books and goals on the scoreboard this weekend, as they are last in the conference in points. Auburn and Alabama have both faired well against Arkansas in the past – both schools are 10-52 against the Razorbacks.
Gareth Patterson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Junior Kailey Anders and the Arkansas soccer team will try to pick up the program’s first win over a top 25 opponent when they host Auburn at Razorback field on Friday.