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$1 Million NASA Grant Fuels UA Research by SARAH DEROUEN Staff Writer

A $1 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will fuel alternative energy research at three Arkansas universities, a UA professor said. The UA will receive about 80 percent of the grant, roughly $800,000,

and the rest will go to Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas Little Rock. NASA awarded the grant to help the schools investigate photovoltaic devices based on nano materials, said Omar Manasreh, director of optoelectronics. The research engineers aim to grow materials that will be used in

power instruments to collect solar energy in space, Manasreh said. The schools will collaborate but work from separate labs. The schools will officially receive the grant and begin working Nov. 1, and the research will run for three years, until Oct. 31, 2014. The schools donated $1 for every $2 donated by NASA Experimental

Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. “EPSCoR establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a state’s or research infrastructure, research and development capacity and hence, its national research and development

competitiveness,” according to the NASA website. The UA policy on receiving grants depends on the donating agency, said Dennis Brewer, director of the office of research and sponsored programs.

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UAPD Ups Bike Safety by MARK CAMERON Staff Writer

The number of bicycles on campus this year has increased with the record number of students, and that’s become a safety concern, a UAPD officer said. The concern stems from reports of bicycles traveling at high speeds on the sidewalk and frightening pedestrians, said Lt. Gary Crain, public information officer. “For instance, coming up behind somebody really fast and near misses make people afraid they are going to be hit,” Crain said. The danger isn’t limited to the sidewalk, he said. “On the street, the bicycles sometimes will pass on the right if traffic is backed up. They also will ride their bicycles through a crosswalk, and this is not correct. If they are going to cross the street, they should be pushing their bicycle,” Crain said. The sudden presence of a biker is startling, said Emily Bishop, sophomore.

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Students walk into the recently restored Peabody Hall for class on October 4th. Peabody Hall opened to students this fall after an 18 month renovation.

FIJI Renovations Behind Schedule by JANNEE SULLIVAN Staff Writer

Renovations to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house are behind schedule, a UA public relations said. Officials anticipate the construction, which began in spring 2010, will be completed sometime in October, said Scott Flanagin, director of communications and student affairs. The original projected completion date was Oct. 10. The projected move-in date was August 2011. Some members moved into the house Sept. 18, but others, seven weeks into the semester, are still waiting, According to the Phi Gamma Delta, or FIJI, housing website. “They’re still working on the front, but we love it,” said junior J.J. Molinaro, an inhouse FIJI member. The first floor, chapter room and dining area should be completed by Oct. 10, Fla-

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nagin said. Students started moving into the bottom floor this week said Beck Harris, senior, another in-house FIJI member.

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Students Keep Valuables Close

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National Panhellenic Council Visits UA by CAITLIN MAHONEY

Construction, utility, and landscaping crews continue to add finishing touches to the FIJI fraternity house. Chapter residents were able to move in last month, even though construction and renovation crews continue to work.

Many FIJI members, including Harris, chose to temporarily live in Candlewood Suites while the house was undergoing initial construction.

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“Housing was very helpful in accommodating students

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ties. The NPC delegates met with UA administrators to define ways in which growth can be balanced with cost of new houses, Johnson said. “I would not want to be a part of a sorority that did not have a house because it limits the growth of sisterhood. It would make it more difficult for the chapter to be able to meet and discuss issues, but also it would set itself apart from any other chapter at UA in a bad way,” said Ivie Belle Bartlett, sophomore. “More women are going through the system and staying involved, which is a good problem to have. Now we have to find ways to continue to encourage girls to still be involved,” Johnson said.

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Opinion

Taking Back America From the One Percent What the “occupy” protest— which will be in Fayetteville in two weeks— mean for the U.S. political system.

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Four members of the National Panhellenic Council visited the UA on Thursday to discuss how to manage the growth of the campus with the needs of the sorority system. The women were invited by the UA Panhellenic council said Julie Johnson, NPC delegate. The purpose of their visit was not to decide which chapters to add, but rather how to expedite the process of obtaining new houses. “There is a large process Panhellenic goes through to add new chapters,” Johnson said. “We are not here to choose which houses fit best with the campus.” One of the main issues the campus has faced is where to house new sorori-

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Conference Comes Students Act as Ambassadors to Campus Bringing Passion to UA A university program brings current and prospective students together.

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The UA holds the record for the largest quota in the U.S. so far this year, with 131 girls per pledge class. Ole Miss comes in second, with 127 girls, Johnson said. “Even though we have the largest quota in the country as of now, other campuses across the country have far more chapters than we do. This clearly shows that we need to expand,” Bartlett said. The cost for a new sorority house is roughly $6 million dollars, Johnson said. “We all agree that the campus needs to expand. Now we have to find how to balance growth with the cost of adding new houses,” Johnson said. Courtney Stark, UA junior, has seen immense growth throughout her college experience, and thinks girls will be discouraged from rushing if new houses are not added. “There were roughly 80 girls in my pledge class when I rushed in 2009, and that was still overwhelming to me. I could not imagine having a pledge class of over 130 girls,” Stark said. “Large numbers can have a huge impact on the meaning of sisterhood because you cannot get to know everyone as well.” “There has been incredible growth in the last ten years, a system wide problem throughout the SEC,” Johnson said. “We now have to find how to balance this growth with what we need.” Johnson was highly impressed with how friendly and welcoming all of the administrators, chapters and Panhellenic council were during the visit, which left her with nothing but positive things to say, as well as encouragement for UA campus in the future. “I cannot speak enough about how inviting everyone on the campus was during this visit. I left pleased and encouraged about the future after meeting with the administrators, Parice Bowser, and everyone else involved,” Johnson said.

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UAPD Warns Students to Keep Valuables on Them by JOVAN DAVIS Contributing Writer

Many students from small towns might be accustomed to leaving doors unlocked and valuables inside their cars, but UAPD is encouraging students to take their belongings with them, a UAPD officer said. On Sept. 12, a dozen vehicles were broken into and valuables such as iPods, money and textbooks were stolen, said Lt. Gary Crain. Damages to each vehicle were estimated at $200. “This type of break-in is very rare and we are hoping to catch the suspect so we can ask him why,” Crain said. New students are warned during orientation not to leave valuables in their cars. Students are encouraged to read the annual Clery report, which gives information about campus crime. “Every year we publicize that information in newspapers about safety measures for property and for people,” Crain said. Students are encouraged

not to leave their belongings unattended and remove valuables from their cars. Also, students should check on their vehicles every other day and report any suspicious activity in the parking lots. “Parking lots are tough because they are spread out all over campus. If you see something out of the ordinary, call it in so it can get checked out,” Crain said. Jack Weatherbee’s iPod was stolen from his truck last semester. “Being from a small town stealing wasn’t a big thing so I came up here thinking that would never happen to me,” Weatherbee said. Weatherbee is from Beebe, Ark., and is not used to locking up his valuables but now removes his iPod from his truck when he parks on campus. After $400 of repairs and replacing the stolen iPod, Weatherbee now takes all his valuables with him. “Sometimes you learn the hard way. I doubt any student will be proactive about this. I tell all my friends to take everything out of their cars just

to be safe,” Weatherbee said. Some students say the campus should have surveillance cameras in all the parking lots to help monitor activity. “Cameras need to be put up because of the campus being so open and that would probably reduce the amount of thefts on campus,” said Anna Snodgrass, student. However, the cost of installing cameras and being able to record activity is very expensive, Crain said. “The project of installing cameras in a parking lot would cost thousands and thousands of dollars and that’s only for a few lots,” Crain said. Because UA campus access is not controlled, students should be more cautious of their valuables. Always keep valuables, Crain said, in safe possession or in sight. Students should not leave their cars in the parking lots for long periods without checking on them. Be sure to report any suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary. These measures can reduce the amount of thefts on campus, Crain said.

Students Act as Ambassadors to Campus by KAREN STIGAR Staff Writer

The university student ambassador program is a volunteer program and is available to any student interested in sharing their experience at the UA with prospective students and also builds experience while spending their time involved with the university. “Student ambassadors will get to learn about the UA and get to share their experiences with prospective students as well as build their leadership skills,” said Kristen Parnell, tour coordinator. To become a student ambassador students must have a class classification of at least a sophomore and a minimum

cumulative GPA of a 2.5 as well as complete and submit an application with an unofficial transcript. “I got involves with the student ambassador program during the spring semester of my freshman year. When I was a prospective student, I really connected with my ambassador. After my tour of the campus and talking with a current student, I felt so comfortable and eager to become a part of the UA family. I was eager to have the same opportunity to share my own experience with future students once I enrolled,” said Arthur Leal, graduate assistant for student ambassadors. The student ambassador program is focused on helping prospective students finalize their college choice by providing tours of campus and promoting UA, said Tiffany Chiu, recruitment coordinator. “Ambassadors are able to share their experiences with prospective students and ease the transition into student life at the UA for new students,” Leal said. “Being a student ambassador is about so much more than just giving tours. We spend the most amount of time with students and their families. I feel that we really do have the biggest impact on them,” Chiu said. Recruitment for new student ambassadors runs each semester. “A smaller recruitment process usually starts in October and an online application and deadlines can be found

online at ambassadors.uark. edu. Our primary recruitment kicks off February or March time frame and the online application and deadlines can be found at the same website.” Leal said. The application process to become a student ambassador, after all the requirements have been met is that all applicants go through a group interview and then individual interviews. From there is a selection process and applicants who are selected will become an ambassador for the upcoming fall. Another recruiting event is the Ready Razorback, where a lot of students come to campus to learn more about the university and student ambassadors give campus tours, answers prospective students questions and talk to the families. Student ambassadors are a registered student organization and also participate in campus events such as Homecoming, Intramurals, Pen Pals, and other social events, Parnell said. “Some of the benefits of being an ambassador would be getting to know people more, a super cool polo and name tag, learning more about the universities history and fun facts, talking with potential students, making a difference, getting to know admissions counselors, leaving your mark on the campus, and developing some awesomely cheesy jokes and so on. Plus, those who can learn to walk backwards can end up with great leg muscles,” Chiu said.

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from page 1 during the construction process,” Harris said. The renovations come on the heels of a July 2010 arson, which caused a great deal of fire damage, Flanagin said. UAPD has yet to find the suspect. “Somebody broke in and lit the inside on fire,” Molinaro said. Though the frame of the house wasn’t damaged by the fire, Molinaro said the incident provided the perfect opportunity to expand housing for the fraternity. “We’re growing, plus it was an old house and falling apart,” he said. The construction complicated the fraternity’s recruitment activities, FIJI members said. “It was difficult. I wouldn’t say it was a setback, it was interesting,” Harris said. “There was the curiosity factor, we were the guys getting a new house.” The construction didn’t affect recruitment negatively, Molinaro said. “It didn’t affect that much, people were pretty excited about the new house,” he said. “Although, freshmen couldn’t walk over to the house and get to know the members because of the construction.” The delay will be worth the wait, Harris said. “They’re working out the kinks. As soon as it’s complete, it will be great,” he said.

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“I mean I don’t have any problem with people biking, it’s how they ride their bikes that annoys me. Like when they fly by when you’re walking and in traffic,” Bishop said. I do not mind bicycles — it’s the reckless riders, said Emily Dixon, freshman. “As a pedestrian, I get scared when they come up behind me and cut through tight spaces. But I do think it’s really great that people use bikes,” Dixon said. In Arkansas, bicycles may legally travel on the street or on the sidewalk, but they must obey all traffic laws just as motor vehicles do, Crain said. “So there are no rules specific to the campus. It just depends where it is as far as what the rules are,” he said. “We will enforce any traffic law, as well as if we see someone riding recklessly on the sidewalk. Then we will address that.” UAPD will be keeping a closer eye out for these violations, Crain said.

For this particular project, the grant was rewarded because the participants won a national competition, Brewer said. Two graduate students will be responsible for growing materials, characterizing materials, fabricating devices and testing the devices by measuring the solar energy conversion efficiency, Manasreh said. “This is the beginning and we hope we could expand on this type of research, because the harvesting of solar energy has become very important as alternative clean energy,” Manasreh said. Through this research, Manasreh said he hopes to start a local company to boost the economy in Northwest Arkansas and hire a few people. “The company would be growing and publicating devices and selling these devices and materials and then we could apply for grants for the company,” Manasreh said.


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FROM THE BOARD ASG Upgrades Senate Meetings During the 2010-2011 school year Associated Student Government meetings were held in the Union, and then moved to an auditorium in the Graduate Education Building. There were complaints about both locations. The Union was a central location, but some complained about the lack of space and awkward layout. The Graduate Education Building, while it had plenty of space, was out by Peabody Hall and the Internet was off-and-on— hence why we often blogged the meetings via an iPhone. However, this year’s ASG Senate meetings have been moved to an auditorium in the Reynolds Center. The room has about as much space as the Graduate Education Building auditorium, and the Internet works, so mark those down as checks. Perhaps the biggest, and most important, difference though is that ASG has to pay $25 an hour to use the auditorium, with about $1,200 allotted to using the room for Senate meetings. (Mathematically that means ASG Senate members can have 48 hours worth of Senate meetings without having to put more money toward using the Reynold’s Center.) We have qualms with ASG members paying to use an auditorium. First of all, there are plenty of areas on campus where ASG Senate could meet for free—including both of the places ASG Senate meetings were held last year. (We sympathize though with Senate Chair Grant Hodges who said that multiple venues, including the auditorium in the Law School, the Union and Giffles in Old Main were all out of use.) However, surely there is somewhere that could hold 60 ASG Senators—and that would only be 60 if ASG Senate is ever at capacity, the ASG executive members that come, and the handful of students that show up to speak at the meeting during the year. Senate members are also using electronic clickers to vote. Our biggest concern was again the price and if we—and interested students— would be able to tell which way senators voted on legislation. However, ASG executives bought the clickers with unspent money rolled over from last year’s ASG budget. (That isn’t to say that the money couldn’t be put toward better things, but clickers for voting during Senate aren’t at the top of our list of concerns. They could technically help expedite the voting process, the fleeces bought for ASG cabinet members are a different story.) Also, the clickers are assigned to a senator, so a record of who voted for what will still be kept—we can only hope unlike last year part of these records won’t be lost.

Traveler Quote of the Day “It [the construction] didn’t affect that much, people were pretty excited about the new house,” Molinaro said. “Although, freshmen couldn’t walk over to the house and get to know the members because of the construction.”

Taking Back America From The One Percent Across the Aisle

by Samantha Williams Traveler Enterprise Editor

Across the nation Americans are rallying in the thousands for the “occupy” protests, which aim to spotlight the broken economic system that has led to increasing education, health care and housing costs. But will these protests be enough to make any lasting change? A mere one percent of the U.S. population owns roughly 40 percent of the nation’s wealth, according to a study released in 2011 by Dan Ariely at Duke University. Income inequality is certainly not a new phenomenon in America but high unemployment — 9.1 percent— has triggered a volatile reaction from the public. In New York City where the “Occupy Wall Street” protests began in early September, the message from demonstrators has been vague. While the general theme is to highlight the needs of the re-

Expanding Horizons

by DeShuan Artis Traveler Columnist

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both Republicans and Democrats, whose irresponsible agenda included over-spending while continuing to cut taxes for everyone, corporations included. The George W. Bush administration initially enacted the “Bush tax cuts” that dramatically lowered taxes, while spending trillions on two wars and a Medicare expansion that was the largest expansion of the program since it was created in 1965. Last year when President Barack Obama and the Democrats had a chance to end these tax cuts, which the Congressional Budget Office projected would add $3.312 trillion to the deficit over ten years (and that’s the modest estimate), they folded at the hands of far-right conservatives. Additionally, the Congressional Research Service found that if Congress allowed “the tax cuts targeted to high income taxpayers to expire as scheduled,” it “could help reduce budget deficits in the short-term without stifling the economic recovery.” Corporate tax rates in the U.S. are the second highest corporate rate in the world (only second to Japan), according to the Tax Foundation. However, the corporate tax code is rife with loopholes that allow for big busi-

ness to pay only a small portion of earnings toward taxes. For example, despite a 35 percent corporate tax rate, business like Carnival Corporation only paid 1.1 percent of its cumulative $11.3 billion in profits in 2011, according to the New York Times. General Electric paid no taxes on its $5.1 billion in 2010, Forbes reported. The New York Times also found that of the 500 big companies in Standard & Poor’s stock index, 115 paid a total corporate tax rate of less than 20 percent during the last five years. All the while, education, housing, health care and day-to-day expenses continue to increase and although the country has seen a growth in job creation during the past few months, it is not enough. There is power in numbers and these protests will hopefully awaken the rest of America to get active. But one also must remember that without meaningful change from within, whether through comprehensive campaign finance reform or a restructuring of the tax code, it will be politics as usual for years to come. Samantha Williams is the 2011-2012 enterprise editor. Her column runs bimonthly.

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maining 99 percent who feel they have been forgotten, the issues have ranged from high gas prices to homelessness and a unified solution has yet to be offered. But even with a lack of focus amongst protestors, the collective idea that middle class America has had enough could not be clearer. The movement has spread to Chicago, Boston, Seattle and many other cities including Fayetteville, which will join the nationwide protests in two weeks. Unfortunately, while protests have been effective in sparking social change, it will take far more than a few rallies to completely transform the way the U.S. does business — at the expense of the little guy. Corporate interests have overrun Congress and made it impossible for even the most well-intentioned politician to truly represent his or her constituents. The system is broken and must be repaired from within. When you live in a country where the Supreme Court considers corporations to be “people” and rules that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections should be unlimited, something isn’t right. The nation’s economic downturn can be blamed on

We live in one of the best educated cities with a population more than 10,000 in the state of Arkansas, with the top three being Maumelle, Fayetteville and Conway, based off the number of adults who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Given that these areas are booming with business and four-year universities this makes sense. Almost 19 percent of residents 25 years of age and older in Arkansas hold a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to almost 28 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. I know many people like to criticize Arkansas for a lack of education but these numbers show that compared to the rest of the U.S. we are less than 10 percent below the national average. When it comes to the economy, even though nationwide

there has been a downturn, Fayetteville has a lower unemployment rate – six percent opposed to more than nine nationwide, and three percent recent job growth in Fayetteville as opposed to -.12 percent nationwide. These numbers do not make the state and this area seem so bad. So why are there such negative connotations surrounding our state’s education? Well, looking at it compared to the other 50 states, we are at the bottom of the list as far as those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, only ahead of West Virginia. Circumstances that may influence this include that people move out of Arkansas after graduation or may stay in Arkansas and do not go for higher education. To help retain students postgraduation, Arkansas has joined the Complete College America Alliance of States, an organization in which states vow to develop specific plans to improve their college-completion rates. The UA has the highest graduation rate of four-year public universities in the state at 59 percent, according to the organization’s website. Other state governments are implementing incentives for graduates to stay in state after graduation. An article on American Medical News told of how Utah educators are hiring resi-

dents with ties to the state and Pennsylvania’s governor sent a letter asking residents to stay after graduation. I believe one fear that many have is that they will not be able to find work in Arkansas upon graduating. Improving the job market in Arkansas would most likely influence students to consider staying in the state. I know this is a lot easier said than done, but creating more jobs in state is what it is going to take. I know that there is not one specific solution, but my concern is that I know our state has the potential to rank higher. Not that ranks and titles are everything, but I have witnessed during my time at the UA that we house a wide array of highly intelligent students. As the largest university in the state, the UA is a place that produces a large number of Arkansas graduates. With our school reaching record enrollment and there being talks of an enrollment cap and changing admission requirements, The UA could pioneer our state’s education status to the next level. With a more selective admissions process, our school could attract a wider array of applicants that could help with our state’s education. Although numbers do not lie, simply looking at the statistical data is an objective way of

looking at how educated Arkansas is. Success is one of the effects of education and success is measured in a much more subjective manner than numbers can show. A college degree is not required to be successful. But we just all know that it can increase the paycheck and chances that we will actually end up in a career of choice. Of course we are already in the right place to help out Arkansas’s ranking of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher – it just depends on whether we decide to stay in the state after graduation or to move away. Personally, I would like to go beyond the state’s boundaries to find out what else is out there for me, but a decision like that may be beyond my control. I love Arkansas – it is where I was born and raised, but I believe that college is the place that equips us with the skills to go further than anywhere we have ever been. Despite all the statistics and labels regarding our state, I am confident that Arkansas is producing highly intelligent and successful assets to the global community. This is the place where one can truly ‘expand horizons.’ DeShaun Artis is a Traveler columnist. His columns runs bimonthly.


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HPER a Valuable Resource for Conference Comes Fun-Seeking Students Bringing Passion to UA Students by LAUREN LEATHERBY Features Editor

Tens of thousands of people, mostly students, gathered in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta last January. They weren’t gathered for a top bowl game or an NCAA basketball championship. They gathered as a part of a giant worship service and conference, called Passion, that has been changing lives across the country and across the world since it began in 1997. “It’s just unreal to worship with that many college students excited about the same thing,” said Steve Kieklak, a UA student who attended the conference when it came to Fort Worth, Texas last April. Wednesday night the Passion 2012 University Tour will stop

LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Junior Clint Ray checks his tire for safety and performance in the HPER’s Outdoor Connection Center. The Outdoor Connection Center, an outlet for outdoor enthusiasts, offers a bicycle repair center and rental program for cyclists of any level in experience.

by STEPHANIE EHRLER Staff Writer

With students’ busy schedules during the semester, it is difficult for them to find the longing to go workout at the gym, but the HPER is more than just a conventional fitness building, it is the recreational entertainment center on the UA campus and it has a lot more to offer than most students realize. University recreation serves the UA community as a part of the college of education and health through eight program areas, according to its website: intramural sports, club sports, fitness/wellness, special events, instructional, facility management, outdoor recreation, and accessible recreation, most of which take place at the HPER. “University Recreation plays an important role in providing students with opportunities for involvement on campus by providing a facility where they can meet and interact with each other, as well as with members of the larger campus community,” said Katie Helms, assistant director of University Recreation. “We know that the more that students are involved on campus, the happier and more successful they are in college”. The most popular HPER amenities are the fitness classes. Classes like group cycle, Body Sculpt, and Get Fit are available six days a week and help students burn calories with cardio and fun music. “I go to ‘Get Fit’ every week, and I love that I can de-stress while getting a good workout at the same time,” said Michelle

Volpe, sophomore nursing major. Pilates, yoga, Zumba and Turbo Kick are also offered. Each group cycle is $3, but all the group exercise classes are free to students and HPER members. Any UA student is allowed to participate in fitness classes, but they must check in with their ID and sign a waiver at the beginning of every semester, according to the UA recreation website. “Programs such as Fitness/ Wellness provide opportunities for students to explore various forms of exercise to find out which ones are the most enjoyable for them,” Helms said.

activity skills that can be used throughout the lifetime, such as dance, martial arts or Red Cross certifications,” Helms said. The HPER offers lifeguard certification for $200 and CPR certification for $65. Students can register in the UREC membership office in HPER 225. If students go the gymnasium, located on the second floor of the HPER, they will find a large rock wall to climb with 13 belay stations available. Any UA student can climb for free, but they must attend an orientation, offered during normal operational hours, according to the recreational web-

“University Recreation plays an important role in providing students with opportunities for involvement” - Katie Helms, Assistant Director of University Recreation If students prefer one-on-one fitness the HPER has personal training for $36 for the first session and $18 for every session after. Instructional dance classes like ballroom, swing and Latin are available to students for the cost of $35 per class. Students can participate in adult/youth swim lessons and Capoeira, which combines dance, martial arts and cardio. Students can relax from a stressful week by getting massage therapy, which is $40 an hour. Appointments can be made in room 225 in the HPER. “Instructional programs aim to teach recreation and leisure

site. The bouldering wall in room 102 is free to climb if students do not mind going up harnessfree and possibly falling backwards onto cushions and mulch. As found on the outdoor connection center website, Outdoor Recreation provides leadership building opportunities by organizing adventurous activities and events for students. The center offers trips that include kayaking, biking, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing and ice climbing. It also has water, camping, biking, climbing, picnic/tailgating and sporting equipment for rentals. Rental fees

range from $.50 to $30 per day. “Students are able to form lasting friendships and learn concepts such as teamwork and responsibility by participating in programs such as Intramural and Club Sports, or Outdoor Connection Center programs,” Helms said. More than 3,000 students play intramural sports every year, according to the intramural website. Flag football, soccer, golf and sand volleyball are just a few of the intramural sports offered at the UA, so even if students are not at a college level skill of athleticism they can still participate in physical recreation. “My favorite thing about intramural flag football is hanging out with my teammates and the thrill I get from competition,” said Jordon Hoelzeman freshman chemical engineering major. Students can work and workout at the same time by applying for jobs such as intramural officials, fitness class instructors and office assistants at jobs.uark.edu, or there are volunteer opportunities available by contacting Katie Helms at khelms@uark.edu. “UREC encourages all students to take advantage of the opportunities that are provided to them as part of their tuition,” Helms said. “They enhance the University of Arkansas experience in so many ways: providing social interaction, leadership opportunities, places and activities in which to be involved, and most importantly, providing places and programs to exercise, relieve stress and be as healthy as possible during their time in college.”

name to be proclaimed,” said Susannah Burns, a UA student who also attended the conference in Fort Worth last April. “That was the biggest change for me, just a change of mindset toward this campus and how my life should be a consistent display of Christ to all of those I come into contact with.” Passion Conference not only inspires change in students’ hearts, but the impact of the conference is also evident in their actions. The biggest change that Kieklak made after attending the Fort Worth conference was to tighten his budget so that he could use more of his money to help others, he said. He learned firsthand about what kinds of change that monetary giving could make after the students at the Fort Worth conference

“It’s just unreal to worship with that many college students excited about the same thing.”

- Steve Kieklak, UA Student

by Fayetteville. The night will feature worship leaders Charlie Hall and Kristian Stanfill and a video message from Passion’s founder, Louie Giglio. The Passion Conference stands out in the realm of Christian youth conferences. “I think it’s unique because it’s a very college-driven movement leading the way in spiritually shaping the minds and hearts of this age group,” said Charlie Hall, the worship leader headlining the conference’s tour. “Secondly, there is real depth and authenticity to the music and teaching. Passion is always pulling people to be active in giving away their lives, time and money to change the world for God to be spotlighted.” The effects of the Passion Conference are evident in the way that it changes the hearts of those who attend. “The biggest thing I took away from the event was a large amount of encouragement. It was amazing to see that there are people all over that are fighting for Christ’s

raised more than $200,000 to fund a project to translate the Bible for a people group called the Koso, Kieklak said. “It was unreal and just so cool to see that even though college students always talk about being poor, God can use our money to do incredible things,” Kieklak said. The effect of Passion can be felt even outside of the immediate college crowd that it reaches. “I’ve been with Passion since 1997. It really feels like the things they’re putting into the stream of the church has changed the church and how people walk with God and view God,” Hall said. “I see it all around the world. We did a live link last Monday night where students could tune in over the Internet. More than 20,000 people from 50 countries tuned in. I walked away thinking these ideas and Passion’s vision are incredibly powerful and beautiful things.” The night begins at 7:30 p.m. at the University Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

COURTESY PHOTO Charlie Hall leads worship at another Passion Conference.

Multi-Cultural Religious Holidays Fall Together by ZACH WILSON Staff Writer

The most commonly known religious holidays in the United States have become almost staples of culture, such as Christmas and Hanukkah. They fall on the same day or in the same time frame every year, and are all fairly close and therefore can be grouped together. However, there is another cluster of religious holidays in a time frame not familiar to most. While many are thinking of fall and Halloween costumes, three major world religions are celebrating religious holy days. Dussehra is a day of multiple celebrations and meanings for the Hindu people. It is celebrated on the tenth day of a Hindu autumn lunar month, which falls in September or October of the Western calendar. It is the culmination of

the 10-day annual Navaratri, or “nine nights”, festival, the largest festival in Nepal that is celebrated by nearly all Hindu and non-Hindu Nepalis. “In India, the harvest season begins at this time and so people invoke the Mother Goddess to start the new harvest season and make the soil fertile again. There are religious rituals thought to invoke cosmic forces that give the soil new life,” said freshman Caroline Chen. In Bangladesh, this is a five -day long festival that is celebrated in a congregation. The largest festival is held at Dhakeshwari temple and the largest missionary in Dhaka. On the day of Dussehra, clay statues of the Hindu goddess Durga are submerged in rivers in order to help the water yield better crops. In addition, Dussehra has also taken on a more nation-

alistic form as the National Labor Day for India. It also has another religious meaning that may be familiar to students right here on campus. “Dussehra is also the celebration of Rama, a Hindu hero, defeating the demon king Ravana, as depicted in the Hindu scripture Ramayana, which is actually read in some classes here at the university,” Chen said. The celebration of Dussehra falls on October 6th this year, just one day before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for people of the Jewish faith. Jews traditionally associate this holiday with atonement and repentance for sins, and observe it with fasting and intensive prayer, usually for a full 24 hours. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days, or "the Days

of Awe". “According to Jewish tradition, God writes down the fate of every person for the next year into the Book of Life and waits until Yom Kippur to sort of make it official. During the Days of Awe, a Jew tries to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs they have committed against both God and the people around them,” said sophomore Madeleine Young. Yom Kippur has five prayer services in contrast to the usual three attended by devout Jews. The prayer services can also include a unique prayer dedicated to the special Yom Kippur service, as well as a public confession of sins. “The day is usually spent with public and private petitioning, as well as confessing guilt. At the end of Yom Kippur, one usually considers

themselves absolved by God,” Young said. Because of its great cultural significance, Yom Kippur is observed by many secular Jews who may not observe other holidays. For instance, many secular Jews may attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, the High Holy Days being the only time in which they attend synagogue regularly, causing synagogue attendance to soar. Similarly, the Islamic holiday Day of Arafa, or Hajj Day, is one of the most widely celebrated days in the Muslim world. Celebrated 70 days after the end of Ramadan, usually in October or November, it is seen as a day of repentance through fasting and forgiveness of sins, just as Yom Kippur is for Jews. “This is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by Sunni Muslims of the entire year.

Many Muslims in the Middle East may even get vacation time for it,” said Ethan Morton-Jerome, professor of anthropology. Hajj Day marks the end of the symbolic trek to Mecca that occurs every year, where many Muslims travel on a pilgrimage. On this day, these Muslims travel to the site nearby where Muhammad gave his farewell speech to his people. This day also has other associations, just as Yom Kippur does. “Muslims celebrate this day as symbolic of when Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice Isaac but instead was able to sacrifice a goat because of his faithfulness,” Morton-Jerome said. “Many Muslims sacrifice meat on this day and give meat to the poorer people who don’t usually have access to it.”


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CROSS COUNTRY

Adams will play against Tigers Freshman Trio

Continues To Excel

by MONICA CHAPMAN Staff Writer

Arkansas senior wide receiver Joe Adams will play Saturday against Auburn after leaving the Texas A&M game in the second quarter with a rib injury. He left after being hit in the end zone, while dropping a touchdown pass. “He’ll be fresh, he’ll be fine,� Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said. “He had a really good attitude, he’s confident and he wants to do what he has to do to help us win this weekend.� Adams has had a huge impact for the Razorbacks this season. He has returned two punts for touchdowns and ranks second on the team with 235 receiving yards on 21 receptions. He has also rushed for 44 yards on six attempts. His teammates feel better knowing that Adams will be able to play, junior receiver Cobi Hamilton said. “It felt good to have Joe,� Hamliton said. “It’s always fun to see the all in Joe’s hands. You see all throughout practice the ball in Joe’s hands. He has a lot of confidence going into the game. Joe Adams is feeling good and running good. “He’s looking full speed. He can make a lot of plays this week like he always does.� Auburn defense gets job done Arkansas’ 65-43 loss at

by RUMIL BAUTISTA Staff Writer

Arkansas freshmen Jessica Jackson, Dominique Scott and Kaitlin Flattmann helped the Razorbacks to win second place at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. last Friday. Jackson’s second-place performance earned her a third SEC Freshman of the Week selection this season. “It seems like Jessica Jackson has a stranglehold on the Freshman of the Week honors,� Arkansas coach Lance Harter said. “She leads three

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GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior receiver Joe Adams saw his 38 game streak with at least one reception come to an end after he failed to catch a pass against Texas A&M in Arkansas’ 42-38 victory over the Aggies. Auburn last season put the Razorbacks behind the eightball, 4-2 midway through the season. The Hogs and Tigers combined for an SEC-record 108 points, but Arkansas couldn’t keep pace in the fourth quarter. Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns in relief of then-starter Ryan Mallett. “It was a hard fought game, very competitive

game,� senior wide receiver Jarius Wright said. “Even then I felt like we had a chance to win, there were just a couple of mistakes. There were a couple games I felt changed the game. That’s why you have to play each game and play hard.� Auburn’s defense is ranked No. 106 in the nation in total defense, but only allowed 289 yards Saturday in a 16-13 win at then-No. 10 South Carolina.

MEN’S GOLF

Arkansas Men’s Golf Ranked No. 1

“They’re getting better,� McGee said. “I think the best part about it is that they’re simple. They don’t do much on defense and a lot of times teams that don’t do much, they understand all the details of what they’re doing and they’re able to really study your offense and match your routes.�

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GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Freshman Dominique Scott finished 31st overall at the Notre Dame Invitational while helping Arkansas to a second place finish.

Razorback Q&A Jarius Wright

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Arkansas men’s golf is ranked No. 1 in the Golfstat poll after claiming back-toback victories to open the fall season. The Razorbacks were awarded the No. 1 spot in the Golfstat ranking after overcoming their second four-stroke deficit this season at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa. It is the first time Arkansas men’s golf has been ranked No. 1 in any poll since 1997. “I think it gives them a lot of confidence,� Arkansas coach Brad McMakin said. “It’s always nice to see your name in the top of the polls when they come out, so the guys were real excited.� “In practices you can see a little pep in their step and

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very, very good freshmen that have become absolute mainstays in our program.� Scott and Flattmann finished the race at No. 31 and No. 33, respectively. “[Jackson] fends off the other two race-by-race, but it’s by no means easy,� Harter said. “Flattmann and Scott are having spectacular freshman seasons as well.� The three freshmen round off Arkansas’ top five runners. Senior captain Kristen Gillespie and sophomore Stephanie Brown finished the race

t8BSSFO "SL Arkansas senior receiver Jarius Wright caught a school-record-tying 13 catches for a school-record 281 yards for two touchdowns against Texas A&M, earning co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors with teammate and quarterback Tyler Wilson. Do you think the passing game can be as successful against Auburn as it was against Texas A&M? We’ve seen a couple of things that we’re gonna try to exploit. Hopefully our game plan works better than theirs. They don’t leave the middle of the field open, but we’ve seen a couple of other spots they leave open. How important is the Auburn game for this team to maintain the momentum from the Texas A&M? Our record shows that regardless of how close the game was or how tough the game was with Texas A&M, we’re still 4-1. We just have to come out and play a tough Auburn team.

UA MEDIA RELATIONS Sophomore Sebastian Cappelan is one of Arkansas’ leaders on the No. 1 ranked Razorback men’s golf team according to Golfstat.

What do you remember from the 65-43 loss at Auburn last year?

It was a hard-fought game. Very competitive game. Even then I felt like we had a chance to win the game, if it wasn’t for a couple of mistakes. The ball on the 1-yard line. I don’t really I know if Broderick was a fumble or not, but they called it a fumble. There was a couple of plays I felt that changed the game. That’s all it was. You never know which play it is. That’s why you have to play each and every play hard. Auburn is ranked No. 106 in the nation in total defense. Do you think the offense will have a big game? We just as an offense we go out there to score a lot of points each and every Saturday. Regardless of who we’re playing, our mindset is to go out there and score as many points as you can. Go out there and score every time you touch the ball. Regardless if it’s Auburn or the next SEC team, our goal is to score a lot points. How much does it for you to be named SEC Offensive Player of the Week? I mean, it means a lot deep down inside. At the same time, you’ve got Auburn this week. You have to come out and prepare for Auburn.

Hogs’ Identity Slowly Being Found COMMENTARY

Old Fashioned 3-Point Play

ZACH TURNER

zwturner@uark.edu If losing six straight quarters wasn’t enough for Arkansas, Saturday’s secondhalf comeback might have

done more for the team than give them their fourth win in 2011. The team had three offensive records set by two if its starters, came back from an 18-point deficit and manag ed a huge neutral site victory without a consistent rushing attack. The win just may have given Arkansas an identity. One of resilience, one of a group of fighters, a bunch that actually doesn’t quit (although it looked like that against Alabama in the second half ). It all starts with quarter-

back Tyler Wilson. The team should be lucky to have Wilson as its starter rather than Ryan Mallett had he returned for his senior season because the Greenwood, Ark., native fits the personality of the 2011 Razorbacks better. After the team’s best player, running back Knile Davis, went down with a season-ending injury, Wilson has seemed to put the team on his shoulder and has performed great under pressure. Something that Mallett’s personality just wouldn’t have seem to fit. Wilson has taken beating

after beating, knockdown after knockdown, yet has still got up from it all and never made excuses for a team that at halftime of Saturday’s game looked like it was going to boast a 3-2 record having lost to both ranked opponents it faced, with its best win coming against a Troy team at home that nearly made its own second half comeback. With a nonexistent running game at times with the exception of New Mexico and the fourth quarter against Texas A&M, Wilson has relied on himself and

fellow captain Jarius Wright to lead by example and play through the first five games this season. This do-whatever-it-takes to win mentality very well might be Arkansas’ identity in 2011. On Monday, coach Bobby Petrino joked with the media about the team’s identity. “That’s hard to say, the identity thing,� Petrino said. “I probably should’ve never ever said that to you all. That’s all I get asked anymore. We’re getting closer to knowing what we’re all about and each time we go to bat-

tle together we learn more about each other.� Well the identity that Arkansas established during its six-game win streak to end the season in 2010 before losing to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl is definitely no longer existent. That identity was one of getting the passing game going and then letting Davis do the rest to go on to victory. With Davis sidelined and the backfield failing to be consistent the do-whatever-it-takes

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SPORTS from FOOTBALL on page 7 The Tigers held their last two opponents to an average of 13.5 points after giving up an average of 36.7 points per game the first three games. “They’re a pretty good defense, they run to the ball,” Wright said. “We’ve seen a couple things that we’re going to try and exploit. Hopefully our game plan is better than theirs.” The Hogs have to win or start 0-2 in SEC play. “It’s another business game,” Adams said. “It’s per-

sonal because it’s an SEC game, and they beat us last year. So we have to come out and play our best and we know that they’re going to play their best, so we have to come out and win.” Wright got open over the middle against Texas A&M. “They don’t leave the middle of the field open, but we’ve seen a couple of other spots that we can move the ball to,” Wright said. Players continue to step up Arkansas has had a different impact player almost every week this season. Junior quarterback Tyler Wilson and senior receiver

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Jarius Wright were named co-SEC Offensive Players of the Week. Wilson threw for a school-record 510 yards and three touchdowns, while Wright caught a school-record-tying 13 passes for a school-record 281 yards and two touchdowns. “I think everybody is doing a great job of stepping up,” Wright said. “Childs is just now coming back and Knile being out, us losing a couple of defensive players. I just feel like everybody has done a great job of coming in and stepping up for the past few weeks now.”

from CROSS COUNTRY on page 7 fifth and 21st overall, respectively. The duo provide veteran leadership for the Razorbacks. Arkansas’ top seven runners placed within the top 35 of the race. “We have great depth,” Harter said. “We’re running, from our first to our seventh runner, 30 seconds apart. That’s miraculously close, and hopefully they won’t change their skill level when they move onto Chile Pepper.” “Usually that’s a sign of maturity, but with three freshmen, we have three unique individuals. They’ve done a great job following the leadership of their upperclassmen.” The team has a lot of positive momentum going into the Chile Pepper Festival, which the Razorbacks will host on Saturday, Oct. 15. “It’s a very formidable group,” Harter said about the teams. “If somebody has an

from COMMENTARY on page 7 mentality mentioned earlier has seemed to prevail. As long as Wilson stays healthy, like many of the other Razorback starters have failed to do this season, Arkansas will continue to progress and rally around its

from MEN’S GOLF on page 7

GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior Jarius Wright, along with quarterback Tyler Wilson, was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after posting a career-high receptions (13) and receiving yards (281) against No. 12 Texas A&M.

a lot of confidence in them,” McMakin added. Junior Josh Eure and freshman Kolton Crawford finished in the top ten individually at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. “Josh Eure played great, finished runner-up, and Kolton Crawford finished tied for sixth, too,” McMakin said. “Our four and five guy played excellent. When a four and five guy can go out and beat the top two players in the tournament, we have three great players that are top three.”

off-day, there’s somebody else to fill that hole. That’s what every coach dreams of having, so I’ve been really sleeping well the past couple of weeks.” Men’s CC Has Work To Do Arkansas coach Chris Bucknam wasn’t satisfied with the fifth-place finish his men’s cross country team at the Cowboy Jamboree last Saturday, he said. The Razorbacks placed behind No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 7 Indiana, No. 13 Northern Arizona and unranked Adams State in the meet. “We don’t have everybody on the same page yet. We hope by the SEC meet that we do,” Bucknam said. “I think it takes some time to get there. But overall, the team seems highly motivated and willing to go to that spot we’re looking for.” The finish helped Arkansas move one place higher in national rankings to No. 15. Junior Eric Fernandez was Arkansas’ top finisher at

energetic young gun slinger. Look for Arkansas to defeat Auburn this Saturday to improve to 1-1 in conference and don’t be shocked if Arkansas manages to rally off seven consecutive wins until the Nov. 25 showdown in Baton Rouge, La., against LSU, all because of the dowhatever-it-takes to win

Sophomore Sebastian Cappelen finished 11th individually while junior Austin Cook tied for 18th place and senior Ethan Tracy tied for 44th. Two Arkansas players are ranked in the top 50 nationally by the World Amateur Golf Ranking, as of Sept. 25, 2011, Cappelen is ranked No. 14, Tracy is No. 41. The Hogs travel to Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, this weekend to play in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, hosted by Ohio State. This is the Invitational’s first year to be held at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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eighth overall. “We had some pretty good performances, so it’s a starting point,” Bucknam said. “It’s not where we want to end up, but I think we might’ve jumped one place in the polls this week, so I think we’re moving in the right direction, and it was a good race to get under our belt. “I think we responded pretty good [to the competition]. The team has good chemistry; they’re highly motivated.” The meet was the team’s first race in a month, after the Missouri Southern Stampede was cancelled Sept. 17 because of bad weather conditions. “It was our first 8K of the season,” Bucknam said. “I really would’ve liked to have that meet at Joplin under our belt before we went there, but overall I thought our kids handled it pretty well.” The Hogs will take off a week of competition before they host the Chile Pepper Festival.

mentality of the 2011 Razorbacks that seems to be catching steam. Zach Turner is the assistant sports editor for The Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Wednesday. Follow him on Twitter @zwturner.

The field includes many of the top teams in the nation such as No. 16 Oklahoma State, No. 30 LSU and No. 31 Texas. Oklahoma State won the Jack Nicklaus tournament last year, but Arkansas already beat the Cowboys at the Golfweek Conference Challenge this season. “It’ll be a good challenge for us coming off last week,” McMakin said. “We’re going to take the same line up. Those guys did a really good job last week, so it should set up good for us. The golf course is hard and that plays in our favor, so we’re looking forward to it.”

ARKANSAS-AUBURN STATISTICS ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS (4 -1, 0-1 SEC)

RUSHING R. Wingo Jr. D. Johnson K. Walker D. Curtis B. Green

Yds 284 71 68 60 25

TD 2 0 5 0 2

AVG 4.7 4.7 3.4 4.3 2.8

YPG 56.8 23.7 22.7 12.0 25

PASSING C-A Yds T. Wilson 111-172 1517 B. Mitchell 20-29 242

Int 3 1

TD 10 2

CMP 64.5 69.0

RECEIVING J. Wright J. Adams C. Hamilton R. Wingo Jr. C. Gragg M. Wade C. Childs

TD 5 1 2 2 1 0 0

AVG 17.1 11.2 18.7 11.4 10.6 7.8 13.0

YPG 119.5 47.0 63.6 31.8 29.6 12.4 16.2

TACKLES Solo J. Franklin 16 A. Highsmith 14 E. Bennett 12 T. Mitchel 16 R. Rasner 15 E. Ford 8 B. Jones 4 T. Thomas 13

No. 60 15 20 14 9

No. 28 21 17 14 14 8 5

Yds 478 235 318 159 148 62 65

Ast. Total 20 36 15 29 16 28 7 23 8 23 12 20 16 20 5 18

TFL Sacks 3.5 0.5 5.5 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0 0.5 0 1.0 0

INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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RESULT

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Missouri State New Mexico Troy at Alabama Texas A&M Auburn at Ole Miss at Vanderbilt South Carolina Tennessee Mississippi State at LSU

W, 51-7 W, 52-3 W, 38-28 L, 38-14 W, 42-38

AUBURN (4-1, 2-0 SEC)

RUSHING M. Dyer O. McCalebb K. Frazier T. Mason B Trotter

No. 103 43 13 9 28

Yds 567 221 81 34 32

TD 7 0 0 0 0

AVG 5.5 5.1 6.2 3.8 1.1

YPG 113.4 44.2 16.2 6.8 6.4

C-A 73-122

Yds 895

Int 5

TD 9

CMP 59.8

RECEIVING No. E. Blake 19 O. McCalebb 15 T. Reed 13 T. Stallworth 10 P. Lutzenkirchen 6

Yds 333 173 91 160 49

TD 4 1 0 1 3

AVG 17.5 11.5 7.0 16.0 8.2

YPG 66.6 34.6 22.8 32.0 12.2

PASSING B. Trotter

AUBURN DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

9-3 9-10 9-17 9-24 10-1 10-8 10-15 10-22 10-29 11-12 11-19 11-26

Utah State W, 42-38 Mississippi State W, 41-34 at Clemson L, 24-38 Florida Atlantic W, 30-16 at South Carolina W, 16-13 at Arkansas Florida at LSU Ole Miss at Georgia Samford Alabama

TACKLES Solo N. Thorpe 22 D. Bates 23 D. McNeal 21 J. Holland 19 T. Bell 23 N. Eguae 13 C. Davis 12 C. Lemonier 12 J. Evans 8 R. White 12 K. Carter 7 J. Mincy 8

Ast. Total 19 41 15 38 15 36 13 32 3 26 6 19 5 17 4 16 8 16 4 16 6 13 3 11

TFL Sacks 0.5 0 2.5 1.0 1.0 0 3.5 0 1.0 0 4.0 0 0 0 5.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0


Oct. 5, 2011