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Faces of the 4,400: Lost in the Crowd by CHAD WOODARD Asst. News Editor

Editor’s note: The Faces of the 4,400 is an ongoing Traveler series profiling different freshmen students.

Tiffany Bounkhong lives two lives. In the first, she is a happy daughter and sister living out her parent’s dream. In the second, she is a minority student who sometimes feels isolated in an unfamiliar world at the UA. She is one of 608 students, or three percent of UA students, who identify themselves in the ethnic category of two or more races this semester, according to school enrollment records. “It is different for me when I walk around the campus, because it is very apparent that I am a minority,” said Bounkhong, freshman journalism major. Earlier in the fall semester, Tiffany briefly attempted to join a sorority. However, she opted to not join greek life because she felt out of place as a minority and because of her personality. “Not to say minorities can’t be a part of Greek Life,” she said, “but I would look out and it was like I was sticking out like a sore thumb,” she said. Tiffany’s strong family background and joyous personality contrast with the lone-

Tiffany Bounkhong is one of the 608 students who identify themselves as two or more races. liness she sometimes feels. Tiffany grew up within walking distance of the majority of her family. When she was young, there was a particular drainage ally behind her house, about 15 feet wide, that could transform from cement into molten lava or a terrifying jungle in which her and her cousins had to rescue one another. Reality only settled in when her aunt, uncle, parents or grandmother would yell for them to come home.

“We were supposed to stay within the vicinity between this tree and that bridge [about 20 feet], but my cousins and I would be like, ‘They’re not gonna know we left,’ so we would run off and we would get backpacks full of rocks and go on adventures and stuff and sneak off down the trails and mess around until we heard ‘Kids you better come back,’” she said. “So we would run and say ‘It wasn’t our fault,’ and blame it on someone else, but as we

got older we played in our grandma’s front yard,” she said. Tiffany’s grandmother lives behind Tiffany’s parents home, across from the drainage ally. “Since everyone lives so close, like, my grandma lives right here, my aunt lives a street over and then my other uncle lives on another street over, so we are all like a street apart from each other,” she said. Even though UA minor-

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ity enrollment has increased, it does not provide the closeknit feeling that Tiffany has at home. The total minority student enrollment from fall 2010 to fall 2011 increased from 3,314 to 3,820, which is an increase in total enrollment from 15 percent in fall 2010 to 16 percent in fall 2011. “If you look at the increase in minority enrollment, it is actually impressive,” said Charles Robinson, vice provost for diversity affairs. “The

growth in diversity is exceeding the rest of [the categories] at the UA.” Caucasian enrollment, 78 percent of total enrollment, increased from fall 2010 from 16,813 to 18,098 in fall 2011, which is an increase of 8 percent, according to enrollment records. Out of nine groups identified by race or ethnicity, Caucasians placed sixth in total enrollment growth at the UA, according to the records. Robinson’s leadership in diversity affairs is directly responsible for minority groups outpacing other ethnic groups, said Laura Jacobs, director of strategic communications. “We have always done outreach and recruiting, but under Robinson we initiated outreach last spring where we travel to different parts of Arkansas like West Memphis or the Delta,” Jacobs said. The recruiting is designed not just to attract minority students, but any students who lack a voice at the UA. “Many are minorities, but also underrepresented students [from areas like south or east Arkansas], so it is not just ethnic recruitment,” Robinson said. “We partner with schools and we have after-school events with the faculty and talk [to kids] about the UA and various degree programs, scholarships and ACT training,” Robinson said. The Delta Schools College

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by STUART ROBINSON Staff Writer

Students enjoy nightlife it’s one of the strongest associations with young twentysomethings on a college campus. Going out provides an opportunity to escape from studying and spend time off campus with friends, eating and drinking late into the night. The obvious choice for entertainment in Fayetteville is found on Dickson Street, although there are more party spots scattered throughout the city. Here’s a rundown of some bars to consider for your next evening out, and always remember to drink responsibly. For sports: Farrell’s opened in 2010 and is definitely the place to go to for food and drinks when there is an important game being televised (namely Razorback football). The bar has numerous video monitors mounted throughout its nearly 4,000 square feet of space, including a large projection screen. Farrell’s is considered a “gastropub,”— a public house that specializes in serving high-quality food. Draft beer and pan roasted chicken? Yes, please. Lunch and dinner: Seven days a week 479-301-2220 For music: George’s Majestic Lounge is

the oldest club and live music venue in Arkansas, operating since 1927. The bar serves pizza, pasta and salads, but only during select hours. Friday is happy hour between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and during that time patrons can park for free at the Underwood’s Parking Deck. George’s does not disappoint when it comes to attracting quality musicians: artists such as Robert Cray, Derek Trucks and Robert Randolph have played on the stages at George’s. Oh, and last but not least, George’s Majestic Lounge has been voted one of the Top 100 College Bars in the U.S. by Playboy Magazine. Monster Mug Night: Every Sunday 479-442-4226 For wine: The Wine Cellar is a quieter bar and a great place to take a date. The attraction of this bar is the Enomatic wine dispenser. This Italian import allows patrons to choose from a rotating assortment of handpicked wines, as well as desired quantity – just a taste, half a glass or a full glass. If you’re curious about wine, this is the place to learn. The Wine Cellar’s cheese plates and tapas-style menu are perfect for pairing and sharing, and wine professional Aleks Berry leads a wine class twice a month on Wednesday nights. Fellas, this will no doubt win you points with the girlfriend.

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Happy Hour: Every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursdays: $4 martinis 479-966-4383 For BBQ & $1 Beer: That’s right. Sassy’s Red House offers terrific BBQ and dollar beer, in addition to a variety of menu items such as ribs, chicken and burgers, priced with students’ budgets in mind. The recipes for Sassy’s sauces and spices have been passed down for generations, which make for an authentic Southern dining experience. Also, Sassy’s has a large patio overlooking College Avenue that is perfect for dining with friends when weather permits. Open: Every day 479-856-6366 For food, food, food: East Side Grill, formerly Primo, is located at the intersection of Mission and Crossover. It’s farther from campus but worth the drive. East Side Grill offers an extensive menu that includes every course of American food made right. They have a well-developed list of wines, bottled beer and drafts, and the bar and patio is open late. Feel free to call ahead for seating. Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 479-966-4823 STUART ROBINSON CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER A patron uses the Enomatic wine dispenser at the Wine Cellar, a wine bar just off Dickson Street.

Wedding Planning in College: A Combination of Joy and Stress

Renovation Brings Challenges Now, Rewards Later

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by EDDIE GREGG Staff Writer

LAUREN HUSBAND STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Emily Gellar, sophomore, looks at cakes and wedding decorations for a friend at Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville. Rick’s offers wedding planning services and a variety of expertly crafted cakes to enjoy.

by EMILY RHODES Staff Writer

Planning a wedding in college is a mixture of stress and excitement and is one of the craziest times of life. Getting ready for the big day is already a job in itself, but adding in midterms, finals and the everyday homework load can drive anyone to insanity. The dress, venue and wedding workout can be tiresome - add in the plans that no one remembers, like ring sizing, budgeting for a perfect honeymoon and getting paperwork completed in time, and the whole thing seems nearly impossible. When the ring is presented and the “yes” has been said, the first thing a newly engaged couple should purchase, even before the dress and cake topper, is a wedding planning book. While a human wedding planner to take care of the details might seem like a great idea, a college student on a budget doesn’t often have room

for many of those great expenses. both The Knot and Weddingbee, be found on their college forums A wedding planning book takes is completely free and fun to use. and are helpful for students lookinto account every aspect of prepUsing the Internet to your ad- ing to connect with others taking aration for the big day and is an vantage during this busy time is a the plunge. inexpensive tool for staying orga- great idea to get helpful tips from Getting organized from the nized and on top of dates, budgets other brides and grooms, and so- very start can prevent an overly and contacts. cial media is an easy way to con- stressful semester –knowing your Apart from a planning book, nect with others experiencing deadlines and calendar can stop searching the Internet for helpful the same trials and tribulations. you from planning a meet and websites can make the difference Wedding website The Knot hosts greet with your potential caterer at between planning a successful forums especially for college stu- the same time as your Greek midwedding and a stressful semes- dents looking for relief from their term. Students should make sure ter. Sites like thekthat school is their not.com and wed“It definitely creates a challenge, but number one priordingbee.com have ity, because although it doesn’t mean you can’t have the thousands of phoan afternoon of cake wedding of your dreams.” tos, ideas and tools testing might seem - Eileen Heulitt, UA Interior Design major to make planning better than sitting a breeze. The Knot in class lectures, gethas everything from popular wed- nagging in-laws or ideas from ting behind in class only causes a ding songs and decoration ideas other budget-conscious student headache later. Losing an item off to checklists, budgeters and per- couples. the appetizer menu might seem sonalized wedding websites. WedTips like “sending some fam- like the biggest problem right dingbee is a great site to use to find ily delegates to meet with your now, but heading back from the vendors, participate in forums vendors” to cut down stress and honeymoon to find an F on your and check out wedding classified “scheduling appointments with WEDDING advertisements. Membership to vendors only on weekends” to on page 3 most wedding websites, including stay on top of school work can

Second-year architecture students chatted at their workstations at the end of their four-hour studio class in the middle of the Field House, the old men’s gymnasium next to the University of Arkansas Union. Signs of architectural design surrounded them: future architects worked on models made of balsa wood and cardboard at different desks and tables around the hangar-size room. In one corner, a student presented building diagrams to her professor and a dozen or more peers. Across the room from her, dozens of other students sat at their workstations sketching, talking or looking at their computers. But a droning noise—from row after row of buzzing fluorescent lights, a massive whirring air conditioner and dozens of echoing voices—filled the room, which will serve as studio space for the Fay Jones School of Architecture for at least the next two years. Scotty Sappenfield, Erin Inouye, Forrest Branam and Emily Benton—the four students in the middle of the busy, noisy expanse— agreed the constant noise could be distracting at times and make giving presentations a challenge.

“The acoustics are terrible,” Branam said over the dull roar. The noise level in the Field House is only one of the obstacles the architecture school faces as a result of the renovations in progress at Vol Walker Hall, the longtime home of the school of architecture. Built in 1935, the iconic structure originally housed the university library, museum and president’s office. Since 1968, the school of architecture has occupied the building, which John C. Futrall, UA president at the time the building was completed, declared “the most beautiful building in Arkansas.” The renovation, which comes with an estimated $32.7 million price tag and is scheduled for completion in 2013, has created challenges for students, faculty and administration alike. The renovations will elevate the architecture school’s prominence as a top-tier undergraduate program, explained Marlon Blackwell, an architecture professor and the design lead for the project. The addition of the Steven L. Anderson Design Center to Vol Walker will include 37,000 square feet of new class space, studio

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UA alum Ben Rector will open for NeedToBreathe at the AMP on Friday.

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Big Names and Beloved Local Sound to Combine at AMP Concert by HAILEY RAY Staff Writer

NeedToBreathe will take the night off from touring with Taylor Swift to headline a concert with Ben Rector at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 7, at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The quartet - composed of Joe Stillwell, Seth Bolt, and brothers Bo and Bear Rinehart - felt pressure while writing their new album, “The Reckoning,” more than they had on previous albums. “We felt like people were going to have really high expectations of this record, because of the success we had with ‘The Outsiders,’” said Joe Stillwell, the band’s drummer. “We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make absolutely every song as good as it could be.” Their efforts paid off. “The Reckoning,” released Sept. 20, debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, number one on Billboard Rock and Billboard Christian Album charts, and number four for digital albums, according to Billboard.com. The band thanked fans through their Facebook page for helping them sell 50,000 copies of the album

and have a top 10 album for the first time. The album features their strong and unique sound, blending genres but still leaving a hint of their South Carolina roots. Each song grows and changes, truly delivering the emotion and meaning behind the lyrics written by the Rinehart brothers. Acoustic guitar enhances the calming and welcoming feel of “Slumber,” in which Bear Rine-

“It’s the first time we’ve done arenas, stadiums and stuff like that,” Sillwell said. “Our fans are similar in how passionate they are about each of us,” Stillwell said. “I think we take her [Swift’s] fans by surprise. I don’t know if they are expecting as much of a rock band as us at a Taylor Swift concert.” Other songs, like “Washed by the Water” from “The Heat” in 2007, reveal their Christian faith,

“We’re just trying to write really good honest music.” - Joe Stillwell, NeedToBreathe hart sings, “Sing like we used to, and dance like you want to. Come on now and open up your eyes.” The band’s use of country-style guitar in songs like “Girl Named Tennessee,” from their previous album, “The Outsiders,” adds enough of a southern vibe to bring the crowd to their feet, while still maintaining a rock feel. NeedToBreathe has been touring with Taylor Swift since the end of May, which has been an entirely different level for the group.

both lyrically and with a hint of gospel sound. “We’re definitely not trying to be a Christian band, and I don’t think we ever really have,” Stillwell said. “We’re just trying to write really good honest music.” September brought another first for the band: They had their first television appearance Sept. 14 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. “It’s kind of surreal,” Stillwell said. While watching the show’s tap-

ing on TVs in the dressing room, Stillwell caught himself waiting for the musical guest to come on. “I’m watching and waiting for the band to come on, and this time it’s us,” he said. University of Arkansas alumnus Ben Rector will open for NeedToBreathe at the upcoming concert. His fourth album, “Something Like This,” was released Sept. 13 and hit the number 41 slot on the Billboard 200, despite the fact that Rector had neither a label nor a publicist to back him, according to a Billboard.com article. The story attributed his success to a lack of gimmicks, and because, in Rector’s words, “it’s all about the song.” Rector plays pop songs, driven by piano and strong rhythms with genuine lyrics. In “She Is,” the most popular single from the new album on iTunes, the piano balances the hopeless love song in a way that leaves you smiling as he sings, “I want everything she is.” Tickets are $17 and can be purchased through the Walton Arts Center’s website. The Arkansas Music Pavilion is located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall.

Fruit Crumbles a Cold-Weather Treat

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Sometimes my husband and I skip dinner and go straight for dessert, especially when the weather turns cold and hot chocolate is always on the menu. When the scarves and sweaters come out of the storage closet, the thermostat is flicked to the heat setting and cold mornings on campus become a regular occurrence, this sweet treat is a must-have in my kitchen. With the temperature slowly dropping by the day, I decided to put together this classic dish that I grew up eating to surprise some friends with a sweet dinner treat. This recipe is a simple dish that is both easy to make and a total comfort food. You can substitute any fruit, and there are less than ten ingredients that are all inexpensive kitchen basics – what more could you ask for? So grab a baking dish, pick up your favorite fruit and put together this hearty dessert that is the perfect treat to spice up any cool evening. This recipe will serve four, so grab

some friends and indulge in this cold weather classic. Ingredients 4 granny smith apples, peeled chopped 4 peaches, peeled and chopped 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 ¾ sticks butter or margarine ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. allspice ¼ tsp. nutmeg Preheat the oven to 400°F and cut the apples and peaches into small chunks or thin slices, setting aside for later. Make sure to peel the fruit first, because after the dish has baked in the oven, the skin becomes tough and unpleasant to eat. To make the crumble in the traditional way, you are going to have to get your hands dirty, but it will be well worth it in the end. Mix the 1-¼ cups flour and 1-cup brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until incorporated, and then cube the butter into small squares. To make the crumble mixture consistent, add the cubed butter

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semester grade report is much worse in the long run. Even for students that aren’t getting married, helping plan a family member’s wedding or being in the bride or groom’s party can be just as stressful as being the bride or groom. For UA interior design major Eileen Heulitt, taking part in her brother’s wedding made her realize just how hectic the engagement can be. “Both my brother and his fiancée were in school, and it was difficult because they were in Little Rock, and the wedding planning was going on in Fayetteville,” Heuliett said. “They had to make a lot of sacrifices, like trust family members to make some of the decisions since they were so busy.” Luckily, Heulitt’s sister-in-law was able to bring in some extra help. “My sister-in-law hired a wedding planner to help everything run smoothly, but financially, many college students can’t afford them, and most don’t have spare time with classes to plan a wedding,” Heulitt said. “It definitely creates a challenge, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. Students should choose to have longer engagements to give themselves time to plan and save money for the big day.” Though the long engagement might seem like a drag, when the day gets closer, the engaged pair will appreciate the extra time they have had to work on school and the wedding at the same time. Spacing out the wedding tasks throughout the months ensures that both the bride and groom have enough time to complete all the preparations and keep track of both the fun and boring tasks.

With the dress picked and purchased, the photographer secured and the limo deposit paid, it might seem like the majority of planning is complete. Being a college student keeps us all on our toes, but it remains vital not to forget the important yet easily forgotten details. Though it’s always more fun to wander around David’s Bridal than work on the dull seating details, read through every section of your wedding planner to make sure that you haven’t forgotten any items. Seating at a wedding might not seem like a huge deal, but putting an ex-couple at the same table will only cause problems on your special day. Plan your reception music, enroll in dance lessons and work on DIY projects early to make sure they are completed before the three-week mark. By planning earlier and spreading out the work over the entire engagement time, you are less likely to forget those pesky details. Choosing an appropriate engagement time, getting organizing from the beginning and enlisting help from willing friends and family will create a wedding to remember, even when the stresses of school are on your shoulders. Staying realistic regarding how much you can take on can be the difference between a stress-free and exciting planning time and a disaster waiting to happen. When the ceremony is said and done, couples can look back on the crazy months prior to the big day and breath a sigh of relief. Though the process of wedding planning is overwhelming, the main thing to remember is to get lots of rest, relax and have fun. You only get one chance to plan your big day, so enjoy the fun and hectic time of making new family and friends, testing every cake flavor imaginable and making a day to truly remember.


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Traveler Quote of the Day “If you look at minority enrollment, it is actually impressive. The growth in diversity is exceeding the rest of [the categories] at the UA.” - Charles Robinson, vice provost for Diversity Affairs

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other flagship schools that are well on their way to achieving this goal. Ole Miss is hanging in at 16.3 percent of their student population being African American and rolling in at a close second is the University of Alabama with 12.1 percent. With other universities beating us in diversity and the fact that our enrollment has increased significantly, says a lot in terms of how far we still have yet to come in achieving a more diverse student and faculty population. Frankly, I’m not the one to settle for second place, and being apart of Arkansas’ number one university has taught me that. So, can we please get together and do better? Can we step up as students and fellow Hogs to help build a university moving forward in education, diversity and success? Yes, I think we can.

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about how students can get involved and jump on the “diversity bandwagon.” The College Access Initiative is a program that focuses on helping high school students improve their ACT scores. Students have the opportunity to come to the UA, take practice tests and get a feel for college life. In addition to this, there is the Razorback Bridge Program where UA students travel to areas across the state, helping high schools students prepare for college. Particularly those who are lacking the resources to do it themselves. High school students can also apply to visit our awesome campus through the CAI program or the various other programs the UA offers such as Upward Bound, Diversity Impact and Talent Search. These programs would not be able to operate if it weren’t for the hard working UA students putting the time and effort to help others achieve their goal of attending college. Wouldn’t you want the UA to be the “it” school for getting a well-rounded and diverse education? I would. And there are

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of only 224 people. I bet this is less than the graduating high school classes of many UA students. There should be about a 25 percent increase since last fall, according to an article in the Arkansas Newswire. Well, the numbers are in, and 25 percent will have to remain a goal. The reality is enrollment for African American undergraduate students stands at a mere 1,128 in the Fall 2010 semester, and 1,246 for the Fall 2011. This makes the increase 118 students, or less than 11 percent. To put this into perspective, 14,924 students who enrolled in undergraduate courses this fall are white. These numbers are talking, and they are saying a lot. With an African American president, Financial Aid, diversity scholarships and popular collegiate athletic sports such as basketball and football being comprised of many African Americans, what’s the deal? And what can be done to get these numbers higher? Well, our fabulous university has a place called the Office of Diversity Affairs that caters to this very issue. It is a haven for information

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space, offices, exhibition gallery and a 200-seat auditorium. “I think it will be a twenty-first century edition to a twentiethcentury building that was that was trying to look like it was from the nineteenth century,” Blackwell said, standing with a group of fifth-year architecture students on the new mezzanine that runs the northern length of the Field House. Problems like inadequate and outdated space, dripping pipes and mold in the basement and even gas leaks and asbestos prompted the renovations, according to students and faculty. “You would leave your rendering out on your table,” Branam said. “In the morning, there would be water drops on it.” Despite those problems, a top industry publication, Design Intelligence, named the Fay Jones School of Architecture one of the top 20 architecture schools in the nation in 2009. “We’ve been called a ‘hidden gem,’” Blackwell said, in reference to Design Intelligence also naming the architecture school one of five “hidden gems” in the country in 2010. “I think we’re going to go from gem to diamond,” he said.

The renovation of Vol Walker will bring the architecture, landscape architecture and interior design programs under one roof for the first time, creating a unified front for the school of architecture and providing opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, Blackwell said. But until the construction is finished, the Field House, which also houses the UA Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, will serve as studio space for all architecture students. Class space for the architecture school is in different locations around campus, including the poultry sciences building and in the Walton College of Business. Offices for the faculty and administration have been moved to the E.J. Ball Building on the square in Fayetteville. “We’re down here. They’re up there. That’s been the biggest challenge,” said Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, associate dean of the school of architecture, as she sat in her office on the seventh floor of the E.J. Ball Building. She has alleviated that problem to some degree by spending more time on campus before her classes. “I always tell students, I get to campus about eight o’clock. If I’m not in the Field House, check RZ’s

or check Arsaga’s. I’m in one or the other,” Goodstein-Murphree said. “Grab a latté and come sit with me.” For Kim Sexton, an associate architecture professor, not having her classes and office under the same roof at a central location on campus has taken some getting used to. The copier she uses to make handouts for class is at the depar tment’s temp orar y h e a d q u a rters in the EJ Ball Building; she teaches in the Walton College of Business; and a closet-sized carrel desk on the fourth floor of Mullins Library serves as an on-campus workspace. Staying in close contact with students and other faculty is not as easy as it used to be, she said, sitting at the desk built into one wall of the tiny room. “Architecture being a spatial discipline, being in the same building, gave us constant contact with

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RECIPE from page 3 to the flour-sugar mixture and rub in with your fingers until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. When the crumble is made, add the fruit to a separate mixing bowl and add the ¼ cup remaining brown sugar, extra 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour and the spices and mix until the fruit is covered in the spices and sugar. After greasing either a large bak-

ing dish or four individual baking dishes with the butter wrapper or baking spray, place the fruit in the bottom of the dish. Then, top with the crumble and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crumble has browned and the fruit is soft. It couldn’t be easier, and the dish is such a wonderful comfort food for the fall weather. Experiment with different fruit combinations like strawberry and rhubarb, apple and plum or any other ideas you can think of. The fruit

is sweet and perfectly cooked, and the flavors of the apple and peach work so well together. The sugar creates a rich glaze over the fruit and bubbles when cooked – paired with the crunchy crumble topping, this dish is a great way to make a cheap and tasty dessert. Serve with vanilla ice cream, a spiced apple cider or hot chocolate, and you couldn’t ask for a better fall season food to beat the cold weather blues.

the students,” she said. “You could have casual how’s-this-class-going-how’s-that-project-going conversation.” Now she and her students have to schedule meeting times and locations. But Sexton is trying to be posi-

tive about the situation while she waits for the completion of the renovations at Vol Walker. “I’m trying to look for good things that I might not have anticipated coming out of this situation,” she said. “One of those things is for me and my students to feel more like a part of the university as a whole. I know I see my colleagues from English and his-

tory a lot more than I used to.” Interaction with groups of students has been a challenge for Allison Turner, who teaches the second-year students in the Field House, because of the crowded, noisy nature of the studio space. “We don’t have all the flexibility we had before,” Turner said, surrounded by second-year students busy sketching at their workstations “Being able to grab a group of students and go into a classroom, to be able to have a more intimate discussion.” “Now when we want to grab the students and have a discussion we COURTESY PHOTO have it in this loud, echoing room where there are other discussions going on,” she said. “I think that’s been the biggest challenge of actually working in this space.” But even with the challenges, Turner still likes teaching in the Field House. “Aside from a few of the hiccups,” Turner said. “I think it’s a great space to work in. So far the students seem to be enjoying it.

That’s main thing to me—that the students find the space to be stimulating and productive.” Ryan Campbell, a fifth-year architecture student, said he also likes working in the Field House and doesn’t mind spending his last year in the architecture school working in the converted gym. “It doesn’t matter,” he said.“The program is still the same.” Though the school is facing difficulties, Goodstein-Murphree said the faculty has been able to stay connected with students. “It’s not about a building,” she said. “It’s about how you do business around the table.” Branam and the other secondyear architecture majors with him in the Field House agreed that although they may be dealing with some inconveniences, they are not at any serious disadvantage in terms of their education. “I think the students and the faculty make the school,” Branam said. “Architecture is about changing and adapting,” Sappenfield said. “And I think if we can’t adapt to this we’re going to be pretty sucky architects.” “Sucky is the technical term for bad,” Branam added, making the whole group break into laughter.


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NEWS EDITOR: BOBBIE FOSTER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011

ASST. NEWS EDITOR: CHAD WOODARD

ASG Upgrades to Electronic Voting by BOBBIE FOSTER News Editor

Associated Student Government members will no longer have to count hands to determine votes. ASG purchased a new electronic voting system to use in the senate, members said. “It cost around $1,800,”

said Grant Hodges, senate chair. “That was money left over from the budget last year.” The system, produced by Turning Technologies, employs small keypads with numbered buttons. ASG also bought a receiver and software to use the program, Hodges said.

“Counting hands was never accurate, different people always got different numbers,” he said. Each keypad has its own I.D. number that is assigned to a senator, so it will keep more accurate voting records. ASG has 60 keypads, in case one is lost or stolen, Hodges said.

“A senator can’t vote twice, but they can still switch their vote before the time runs out,” he said. The new voting system was used in the senate meeting last week. “It’s expedited the process,” said Senator Emily Evans of the College of Engineering. “What used to

take us 10 minutes now only takes 10 seconds.” “It worked perfectly; in that meeting alone, we saved an hour,” Hodges said. The new system also encourages accountability. “It is more efficient. Before, [voting] was by voice or hand and people did not always keep their hand

raised. This really adds more accountability for the students,” said Rudy Trejo, assistant director of ASG. Turning Technologies is used in more than half of all U.S. colleges and universities, according to the company’s website.

Women’s Giving Circle Award From North to South: Grants to Strengthen Legacy Robert Swan to Speak at UA by LANDON REEVES

by MATILDE BONIFAZ Staff Writer

Robert Swan, the first man to ever walk to both the North and South poles will talk about the effort to preserve the Antarctic as the earth’s last wilderness at the UA. The speech will take place at the First Security Auditorium in Willard J. Walker Hall this Sunday Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Swan is an explorer and environmentalist whose focus is to motivate people to conserve and protect the Antarctic continent through education as well as business and governmental cooperation. In 1995, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire, according to the UA website His main focus is to encourage recycled renew-

able energy and sustainability to battle the effects of climate change, according to the UA website. He is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a visiting professor of the School of Environment at Leeds University and a special envoy to the director general of UNESCO, the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations whose purpose it to contribute peace and security by promoting and collaborating education, science and culture. “Robert Swan was invited by the Walmart team and he volunteered to talk to the University about his experiences. It is good luck and a happy coincidence that the UA will be able to listen to his motivational speech,” said Michele Hal-

sell, director of Outreach. Ever since 2003, Swan has taken more than 400 business leaders, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, chief executive officers and sustainability experts to Antarctica as part of his company’s International Antarctic Expeditions. “Swan estimates that no one else will be able to walk both poles due to global warming, so his mission is to save Antarctica and spread the word to every large corporation out there, and this time he is also giving students the chance to help him out,” Halsell said. The talk is sponsored by the Applied Sustainability Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in association with Walmart Stores Inc. The event will be free and open to all public.

UA NEWSWIRE COURTESY PHOTO

Staff Writer

The Women’s Giving Circle gave $40,000 in grants to three projects at the 9th annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Chancellor David Gearhart announced at the ceremony that he intends to match $50,000 for next year’s awards. “We put $50,000 in from private gift support that is unrestricted,” Gearhart said. “We said we will give this to you as a match. If you can match it, that will give you $100,000 to distribute to worthy causes.” The circle is funded by dues its members pay annually, said Jamie Banks, director of development for the Women’s Giving Circle. The women’s giving circle membership is approximately 75, but because UA affiliated members pay half-fees, they will need more membership to match Gearhart’s challenge, Banks said. “We combine all of those membership dues and make them available annually to projects across campus,” Banks said. “In order to complete the full $50,000 match, we will need more along the lines of 90 to 100 members.” More than 40 proposals for the grants were submitted by applicants. A panel narrowed it down to 18 that the members of the circle then ranked for approval. Then the top six gave presentations two weeks before the ceremony, said

Becky Brink, president of the Women’s Giving Circle. “They did it (their presentation) in front of any of the members who wanted to come and attend the event,” Brink said. “That’s what we do every year; they come and present, and after they leave, we discuss pros and cons then we vote on them.” The goal of the circle with this year’s awards was to help start a legacy with each of the award recipients, Brink said. “These are all legacy gifts,” Brink said. “They are all something that will last longer than just one year.” The Women’s Giving Circle legal fellows program received $15,000 to help fund a program that aims to create a holistic approach to treating domestic violence, said Susan Schell, director of Career Services at the UA School of Law. “Obviously, the victims of violence have problems with homelessness, scurrying benefits, debt and credit and so forth,” Schell said. “Every semester over the next six semesters, we will fund one fellow to develop everything from know-your-rights pamphlets to outreach presentations to trying to develop test cases where the courts might help these women.” The next large grant check was given to Dr. David Zaharoff, director of the Laboratory of Vaccine and Immunotherapy Delivery. Zaharoff received $10,000 for his

research on a treatment for breast cancer. “It’s called immunotherapy; that means using your immune system to treat breast cancer,” Zaharoff said. “The idea here is to directly inject the tumor with an immune stimulating protein. By injecting this into the tumor, it stimulates the immune system to recognize that tumor. Very much like a flu vaccine teaches your immune system to recognize a flu antigen if you encounter it again in your everyday life.” The final grant winner was Lepaine Sharp McHenry, registered nurse and assistant director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. McHenry was given $15,000 to help establish the Women’s Giving Circle Endowed Scholarship Nursing. “It [the grant] is being matched by the school of nursing so it will actually be worth $30,000,” McHenry said. “It will be an endowed scholarship which means it will yield about a $1,200 scholarship each year, this is going to be offered every single year it will be perpetual.” “The Women’s Giving Circle is a philanthropic circle of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends,” Banks said. “We have two primary missions, to create and perpetuate collaborative philanthropy at the University of Arkansas while educating women about the philanthropic process.”


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Some Students Skip Class for Games Equality Ball Set by LOGAN WILSON Contributing Writer

When Sophomore Michael Anderson hit the road to watch the Razorbacks play the Texas A&M Aggies last weekend, he may not have left behind any valuables, but he did leave behind his 1:30 class. “I skipped my 1:30 class hoping to get to Dallas a couple of hours early,” Anderson said. “I wanted to beat the traffic, but also if I’m going out there, I want to be able to spend as much time as possible in Dallas; so I skipped class for a once-a-year thing, since I go to class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday all year.” Even though Junior Matt Alderson did not personally skip class to head to Dallas because his classes ended at 11:30, he said he knew several people who were willing to skip to get on the road. “A lot of people don’t want to be driving really late, and

considering it's a six hour drive or so, you have to leave relatively early. Also if your ride is leaving at a certain time, you either skip class, or don’t go,” Alderson said. The trend seems to be that on Fridays before other games as well—even those here in Fayetteville, students don’t

games, said James Gamble, an English professor, attendance has not been affected much. Even though band members and players missed class, overall attendance remained consistently high, even on Fridays before the Little Rock game against New Mexico and the two most recent games in Tuscaloosa,

“A lot of people don’t want to be driving really late, and considering it’s a six hour drive or so, you have to leave relatively early. Also if your ride is leaving at a certain time, you either skip class, or don’t go,” - Matt Alderson, junior mind skipping class. “Before a few of the really big home games last year and the Dallas game, I noticed a lot of people missing from class. I had a class in the science engineering auditorium that about half the students were gone in on Fridays before games,” Alderson said. While the students may admit to skipping class for

Ala., and Dallas, Gamble said. In order to prevent students from blowing off a class, Christopher Shields, sociology professor, makes attendance count and that students only get three unexcused absences for his class, he said. “I give my students a window of three unexcused absences, so if they have saved those up and decide they want

to use it for a football game on a particular Friday, then I can’t do anything about that,” Shields said. “But if they have gone over [their three unexcused absences], then they lose half of a letter grade with their next absence.” Much like Gamble, Shields said he has not noticed much of a drop-off in attendance because of any football games in his five years of teaching at the UA. While the long road trip game in Dallas drew more students away from class, Anderson said he estimates 15 to 20 percent of students skip regularly on Fridays for football. “Even though I don’t see any reason in skipping for a game unless it’s beneficial or an once-in-a-lifetime game like Alabama last year with so many people camping out, I’d say about 15 to 20 percent of people skip on Fridays before football games in general,” Anderson said.

PROFILE from page 1

Completion Consortium is another tool Robinson and his staff use to recruit underrepresented students. “[The consortium] is an agreement with schools and says they will provide facilities and we come in with a liaison who helps students complete college applications,” Jacobs said. Another service helps students adjust to college life, she said. “The UA has a summer bridge program that acclimates students to college life and lets them know they should get a bachelor’s degree,” Jacobs said. “We want to increase the amount of bachelor’s degrees in Arkansas.” That’s not the UA’s only enrollment goal, Jacobs said. “We want the [UA’s population] to be more reflective of the state,” he said. That is something both UA officials and Tiffany want to see. “The UA should [represent the state in population] because it is such a big university and it is the University of Arkansas,” she said. “They should uphold that and bring in not just majority students but also the minority.” While the Asian ethnic group at the UA exceeds the state population, AfricanAmerican and Hispanic or Latino enrollment do not mirror the state population. In the state of Arkansas, African-Americans comprise 16 percent of the population, Hispanic or Latinos 5 percent and Asians 1 percent, according to estimates by the Census Bureau from 2005 to 2009. At the UA, African-Americans and Hispanic or Latino enrollment are both 5 percent and Asian enrollment is at 2 percent, according to enrollment records. So, while UA minority enrollment is lower than the state average, enrollment from fall 2001 to fall 2011 has increased from 906 to 1,246 African American students, 225 to 1,068 Hispanic or Latino students and 402 to 562 Asian students, according to UA enrollment records. However, it can still be difficult for underrepresented students to have a strong influence at the UA even though minority enrollment has increased during the last decade. “It is really hard, you feel isolated when you are the only Latino in the whole class,” said Rocio Bedolla, president of League of United Latin American Citizens. “It puts a lot of pressure on you, because you want to show people that you can do this.” LULAC membership has increased since Bedolla joined the organization, she said. “This year has the most people, around 40,” she said.

GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Bounkhong is a part of the large freshmen class. UA minority enrollment is lower than the state average. “It has grown every year; when I joined the club we only had like five people.” While minority numbers and organizations have increased in numbers, Bounkhong does not think that the minority influence is strong enough. “There are programs and scholarship opportunities, but they don’t really show the opportunities that students have to grow at the UA,” Bounkhong said. Minority organizations don’t have enough influence at the UA, Bounkhong said. “I don’t think minority organizations feel like they can be involved because the number [of minority groups] is so

small,” Bounkhong said. Minority groups like LULAC and diversity affairs continue to try and recruit underrepresented students. “Get involved and meet people, because that is a good way to help yourself not feel isolated,” Bedolla said. “The more isolated you feel, the more scared you feel.” Regardless of the isolation Bounkhong feels, she said she understands the importance of a college education. “I see how hard it is [for my family], and I understand going to college and getting that degree makes it easier,” she said. “It helps having that degree and knowing that I’m going to get a better job that’s not

in a factory.” Neither of Tiffany’s parents, Pat or Angie, graduated from college, but they have always wanted to give their children the chance that they never had. “We have low education, so I want all my kids to [have] good high education, so when they grow up they go work, and they don’t work hard like us,” said Angie Bounkhong. When Tiffany’s older brother Thanh graduated from college, he set a high bar for his siblings. “My son finished Tulsa and [Tiffany] is going to finish UA, so if the first one be example then the second will follow,” Pat said. “That is my goal.”

for October 15

by MANDY MCCLENDON Staff Writer

The fifth annual ball takes place on October 15th from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and will include several events; many that are different from years past. The night will comprise of complementary food and beverages, music, a silent auction and entertainment, according to the Equality Center website. Northwest Arkansas’s Equality Ball is a benefit hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality, which works to support the gay, lesbian and bisexual community in the area. The Ball is an event hosted by the Center annually, and proceeds help benefit programming for the coming year. The ball will also feature special guest, Sarah Warbelow. Warbelow is the state legislative director at the Human Rights Campaign, which supports the gay, lesbian and bisexual community nationally. She is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law and an affiliated professor at George Washington University, according to the Center for Equality’s official website. Also new this year is the option to make a $25 donation that will help a Gay-

Straight Alliance student (or a Gay-Straight Alliance hopeful) to attend the ball. The Gay-Straight Alliance is an organization that encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations around the state to communicate with one another, according to the Center for Equality website. The ball benefits the Northwest Arkansas area in a variety of ways, said Anna Shirley, a junior psychology major. “I think it’s a great opportunity to raise both money and awareness for the gay community. It also brings people from outside of our area in, thus bringing culture and supporting the local economy,” Shirley said. The theme for this year’s ball is masquerade. Everyone attending is to wear his or her best mask, masquerade costume or other fancy attire. The ball is supported not only by the gay community in Northwest Arkansas, but also by several local businesses. The event is sponsored by several regional organizations and businesses, such as Celebrate Magazine and Ironside Photography. The ball will take place at the Center for Non Profits in Rogers. Tickets are $50 per individual.


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LAUGH IT UP

Comics, Games, & Much Much More!

SUDOKU

Q: What do you call the Association of Blood

Donors? A: The “IV League”

Q: What has fifty legs but still can’t walk? A: Half a centipede. Murphy’s wife told him he should put a pair of clean socks on every day. By Friday he couldn’t get his boots on.

Difficulty:

TODAY’S SOLUTION Q: What kind of socks do you find in your back-

yard? A: Garden Hose

WELCOME TO FALLING ROCK

Josh Shalek

THAT MONKEY TUNE

Michael A. Kandalaft

BREWSTER ROCKIT

Tim Rickard

BLISS

Harry Bliss

CALAMITIES OF NATURE

CROSSWORD ACROSS

DOWN

1 Myers or Nesmith 5 Elegant behavior 10 Shoots the breeze 14 Really dry 15 Arthur Marx’s stage name 16 Part of the eye 17 Stammering 19 Gangster’s gal 20 Peruvian heights 21 Voila! 22 Pepper grinder 23 Clod-breakers 25 Time for wages 27 Unpaid athlete’s status 31 Hairdresser’s implement 32 Holiday destination 33 Came to pass 37 Dorothy’s pet 38 Cool or groovy 39 Verdi heroine 40 Decorator’s samples 43 Hollywood Bros. 45 Little-hand indication 46 Approval 47 Changes gears 50 Is unable to 51 Singer Turner 52 Norse god 54 Off-the-wall 59 Opposing side 60 Performed like Milli Vanilli 62 Frankenstein’s flunky 63 Mistake 64 Bank deal 65 Damp at dawn 66 College officials 67 Halo

1 First name in spies 2 Press out wrinkles in 3 Warmhearted 4 Brim 5 Fidel’s friend 6 Second of two mentioned 7 Opera songs 8 Went fast 9 Soft drink 10 Ursine-shaped candies 11 Steer clear of 12 Chagall’s “__ in Green” 13 Astronaut Ride 18 Wedding party attendant 24 Umpire’s call 26 Bandstand box 27 Dance, film, etc. 28 Feline cry 29 Cinema pooch 30 Five-year-old’s money source 31 Ballplayer’s hat 33 That guy’s 34 __ Inch Nails 35 Adam’s place 36 Tapered tuck 38 That girl’s 41 Portable bed 42 Got busy 43 Took the gold 44 Playwright Chekhov 46 Leno’s predecessor 47 Serious 48 Door hardware 49 Like a tug’s cargo 50 Coconut meat 53 Employ 55 Pasadena campus 56 Quaker pronoun 57 Car-mirror’s view 58 Writer Ferber 61 Cen. units

Crossword provided by MCT Campus

SOLUTION

Tony Piro


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011

SPORTS EDITOR: JIMMY CARTER

ASST. SPORTS EDITOR: ZACH TURNER

No. 15 Auburn at No. 10 Arkansas 4-1, 2-0 SEC

6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville

4-1, 0-1 SEC

Pressing On Hogs playing without injured key players by ZACH TURNER

Asst. Sports Editor

The injury bug has hit No. 10 Arkansas hard this season. The Razorbacks lost their best player, All-Southeastern Conference running back Knile Davis before the season started and have had several other key players go down with injuries. Starting defensive ends Jake Bequette and Tenarius Wright have missed games this season, as well as leading receiver Jarius Wright. The Hogs were without five defensive starters in the second half Saturday against Texas A&M. “Unfortunately injuries are a part of the game of football,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. “We’re certainly not going to worry about them. We’ve got to keep moving full steam ahead and find a way to overcome them.” Bequette has missed the

Razorbacks past three games with a hamstring injury, while Tennarius Wright is out four to six weeks with a broken forearm he suffered during Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference-opening loss to Alabama. With both starting defensive ends out, Arkansas has turned to sophomore Chris Smith and true freshman Trey Flowers to fill the void. Smith has started all three games Bequette has missed while Flowers received his first start of his career against Texas A&M. The two have combined for 29 tackles with 3.5 of them coming for a loss. “We didn’t do very well in the first half, obviously,” Petrino said about the young defensive ends play against Texas A&M. “We just didn’t execute well. We didn’t tackle well. They took advantage of some things as far as their run game. We came out in the second half and I thought our

Peacock’s Got a Job on the Line

players did much better job of fitting runs.” Sophomore defensive tackle Robert Thomas is another player along the defensive line that suffered injury, however the extent is unknown at this time. Wright just missed the Troy game, but was the first receiver to suffer an injury before fellow senior receiver Joe Adams missed the second half against the Aggies with a rib injury. Senior All-SEC receiver Greg Childs is coming off a season-ending injury last season and hasn’t produced at the same level this year. “I think everybody is doing a great job in stepping up,” Wright said. “[Greg] Childs just now coming back. Knile being out, us losing a couple of defensive players, I just feel like everybody has done a

see PRESSING ON on page 10

GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas junior running back Knile Davis (7) suffered a season-ending broken ankle injury Aug, 11, the first of a slew of injuries to key Razorbacks this season. Ten players with starting experience have missed time.

Slowing Dyer Top Priority by ZACH TURNER

Asst. Sports Editor

Junior offensive tackle Jason Peacock has earned a starting spot. by LIZ BEADLE Staff Writer

One of the biggest question marks entering the season for Arkansas how the Razorbacks would replace three starters on the offensive line. The unit has had an up-anddown start to the season, ranking in the bottom half of the Southeastern Conference in sacks and ranking No. 92 in the nation in rushing. The line did play well in the second half of the 42-38 win against Texas A&M, junior weak-side tackle Jason Peacock’s first start. Junior quarterback Tyler Wilson had more time to throw, while the run game carved out 55 yards in the fourth quarter. Peacock earned the start after playing behind true freshman Mitch Smothers the first four games

of the season. “It was great just to get out there and feel comfortable starting again,” Peacock said. “It was something I worked hard for.” It was Peacock’s first start since earning all-conference honors at Citrus College in Azuza, Calif. “He had his ups and downs,” offensive line coach Chris Klenakis said. “He’s still got a lot to learn at the position and he’s still got to adjust the speed of the game. The thing I was happy about is that he competed for four quarters. In the second half you could look in his eyes on the bench and you could see fire and excitement and a guy who wanted to go out to compete to win the game.” Peacock earned the starting job

see PEACOCK on page 12

RYAN MILLER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas senior safety Elton Ford had 10 tackles against Texas A&M, but will be tasked with slowing Auburn All-SEC running back Michael Dyer.

Auburn sophomore running back Michael Dyer keeps proving he wasn’t ranked the highest-rated running back in the 2010 recruiting class by ESPN for nothing. The Little Rock native set the Auburn freshman rushing record last season with 1,093 yards and is now starting in his second season. “Dyer, the running back, really good player,” Arkansas defensive coordinator Willy Robinson said. “We have to stop the running back.” Dyer had a career-high 41 carries for 141 yards and one touchdown in Auburn’s 16-13 upset victory over then-No. 10 South Carolina in Columbia. The 5-foot-9 speedster helped propel the unranked Tigers to No. 15 in the AP poll this week. “He carried the ball for 41

times last week and as their coach said he is more than willing to let him carry it for 50,” Robinson said. “With the pace that they practice at there is no way that youngster is going to be tired.” Arkansas struggled to stop the run in Saturday’s win against Texas A&M, particularly in the first half. Aggies starting running back Christine Michael ran for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, leading the way in a 389-yard effort by Texas A&M. The Razorbacks are now tasked with stopping Dyer and Auburn, a running attack averaging 186.6 yards per game. Dyer and junior running back Ontario McCalebb form a formidable one-two punch. “The keys are to stop [Dyer], eliminate No. 23 [McCalebb] on the jet sweep, and

see DYER on page 10

Unexpected Comeback

Senior running back Broderick Green is back ahead of schedule. by JIMMY CARTER Sports Editor

Broderick Green wanted to cry in the end zone. Arkansas’ senior running back had just scored a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown that would prove to be the game-winner in the Razorbacks’ 42-38 comeback win over then-No. 14 Texas A&M. “I was just overwhelmed from excitement,” Green said. Green wasn’t supposed to score the touchdown. He wasn’t even supposed to play this season after tearing his ACL and MCL in spring practice. The university released a statement announcing Green was ex-

pected to miss the season. He made a remarkably quick recovery, though, coming back in less than six months after suffering an injury that sidelines most athletes for much longer, if not for good. “I didn’t expect to play,” Green said. “I didn’t think I would have a chance. To help my team win the first game I played is a great feeling.” Green practiced with the team for three weeks prior to the matchup against the Aggies, going full speed in the week leading up to the game. “We were thinking that he might have a chance to get back for late November, early December at best,” running backs coach Tim Horton said. “Through the month of Au-

gust, he really made great strides and you’ve got to give a lot of credit to (athletic trainer) Matt Summers and his staff because I think his recovery was as quick as anyone’s ever done it.” Green didn’t just play in the Texas A&M game, he ran for 25 yards and two touchdowns, reassuming his role as the Hogs’ goal-line back. “He’s amazing, how quickly he’s came back from it,” coach Bobby Petrino said. Green has 16 rushing touchdowns at Arkansas and joins juniors Ronnie Wingo and Dennis Johnson in the running back rotation that has

see BRODERICK on page 12

GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas junior running back Broderick Green ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner pictured above, in his season-debut against Texas A&M, less than six months after tearing his ACL and MCL in spring practice.


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SPORTS

from PRESSING ON on page 9

Traveler Staff Predictions NCAA/NFL

Jimmy Carter Sports Editor

Zach Turner Asst. Sports Editor

Rumil Bautista Staff Writer

Liz Beadle Staff Writer

Monica Chapman Staff Writer

Martha Swearingen Staff Writer

Consensus

Against the Spread

No. 15 Auburn at. No.10 Arkansas (-8.5)

Arkansas 38-27

Arkansas 38-24

Arkansas 38-28

Arkansas 42-41

Arkansas 28-21

Arkansas 28-17

Arkansas

Arkansas

No. 3 Oklahoma (-9) vs. No. 11 Texas

Oklahoma 34-17

Oklahoma 42-10

Oklahoma 27-13

Oklahoma 31-17

Oklahoma 35-27

Oklahoma 35-24

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU (-12.5)

LSU 27-6

LSU 28-10

LSU 30-14

LSU 31-7

LSU 44-21

LSU 34-17

LSU

LSU

No. 22 Arizona State (-3) at Utah

Utah 27-21

ASU 42-31

ASU 24-20

ASU 34-31

ASU 24-17

ASU 28-25

ASU

ASU

Georgia (-1) at Tennessee

Georgia 31-26

Tennessee 21-17

Georgia 28-24

Georgia 35-17

Tennessee 27-24

Georgia 28-24

Georgia

Georgia

Ohio State at No. 14 Nebraska (-9.5)

Nebraska 21-10

Nebraska 45-20

Nebraska 35-24

Nebraska 24-14

Nebraska 31-21

Nebraska 24-13

Nebraska

Nebraska

Phillidephia (-2.5) at Buffalo

Philly 24-20

Philly 38-20

Philly 28-24

Buffalo 24-17

Buffalo 27-24

Philly 24-21

Philly

Philly

New York Jets at New England (-9.5)

N.E. 34-24

N.E. 49-17

N.E. 30-21

N.E. 31-21

N.E. 35-21

N.E. 28-17

N.E.

N.E.

Green Bay (-6) at Atlanta

Atlanta 34-31

Green Bay 35-28

Green Bay 27-21

Green Bay 28-21

Green Bay 28-17

Green Bay 28-20

Green Bay

Green Bay

Chicago at Detroit (-6)

Chicago 27-21

Detroit 31-24

Detroit 24-14

Detroit 21-17

Detroit 31-24

Dettroit 21-14

Detroit

Detroit

Last Week

7-3 35-15

6-4 31-19

8-2 36-14

7-3 30-20

7-3 36-14

8-2 36-14

Year to Date

Season Outlook

from DYER on page 9

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

DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

9-3 9-10 9-17 9-24 10-1 10-8 10-22 10-29 11-5 11-12 11-19 11-26

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

great job of coming in and stepping up for the person that’s been out, regardless of who it is. Guys just coming in making plays for us.” Adams is expected to play Saturday against No. 15 Auburn. The Razorbacks have lost key members of the secondary, too. Senior cornerback Isaac Madison missed a majority of the Alabama game and the entire Texas A&M game with an arm injury, while junior cornerback Darius Winston left last Saturday’s come from behind win against the Aggies early in the first quarter with injury. “I’ve felt like our team understands that’s somebody else’s opportunity to step up,” Petrino said. “That’s one of the keys to football is finding a way to overcome injuries.” Senior cornerback Gatson and true freshman cornerback Tevin Mitchel played in relief for the injured starters against the Aggies. Gatson made his second career interception in the Texas A&M game while Mitchel ranks fourth on the team with 23 tackles, including a team-best 13 against the Aggies. “I think it shows the character of the team and the

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

run to the ball watching out for the trick plays,” senior safety Elton Ford said. “Dyer is the one getting most of the touches and for the most part they are a running team.” Ford had extensive playing time in the Texas A&M game, finishing third on the team with 10 tackles. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn runs a fast-paced offense that features many trick plays that Robinson said the team is going to have to be aware of. The Tigers ran 40 more plays – 9252 – than the Gamecocks last week. “Gus does a great job of sitting down there,” Robinson said, “They make positive yardage and are more than willing to sit down there and repeat a play. He’s going to do it until you stop it. They do a great job with their pace.” Auburn starting quarterback Barrett Trotter replaced 2010 Heisman Trophy winner

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guys we have around,” junior quarterback Tyler Wilson said about playing amidst all the injuries. “We just keep on swinging. You don’t’ get down. You don’t get frustrated and give in. You just keep going and eventually somebody that’s been injured finds a way to get back on the field or some new guy steps in and does a great job. “I think that’s what is special about our team.” Arkansas bounced back from the Alabama loss to beat Texas A&M 38-14 despite playing without multiple key players. “You get guys that get dinged up, a new guy comes in, you get guys healthy,” Petrino said. “It’s kind of the way it works.” Auburn is coming in on Saturday with a few key injuries on its squad. Receiver Emory Blake, injured his ankle in the Tigers win over South Carolina and is likely out against Arkansas. The Razorbacks will be without Tenarius Wright against Auburn, while Thomas and Winston’s status is uncertain. “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,” Jarius Wright said. “We just have to come out and play a tough Auburn team.”

Cam Newton after Newton declared for the NFL Draft. Trotter is averaging 179 yards passing and has thrown nine touchdown passes this season. “I think one of the things about the kid is he does have the ability to escape,” Robinson said. “It’s not like they’re one-dimensional with him. He does have the ability to escape. He’s probably a lot like the kid we faced at troy, even though they didn’t want him to sit down and run the ball, shoot he pulled it out and ran for quite a few yards. This kid’s very capable of doing that.” One of Arkansas’ weaknesses on defense this season has been tackling, evidenced by the 628 yards of total offense the Aggies were able to put up a week ago. “I feel like our tackling will be way better this week,” junior linebacker Alonzo Highsmith said. “We have been wrapping up in our team drills, practicing on keeping the ball wrapped up as well as everybody swarming to the ball.”


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SPORTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011

True freshman cornerback Tevin Mitchel talks to the media about his role in the Texas A&M game, playing in front of his family and adjusting to college football. Mitchel ranks fourth on the team with 23 tackles, including a team-high 13 against the Aggies. How did you react to being put into the Texas A&M game so early after Darius Winston got hurt? It was kind of shocking that I was thrown out there so early in the game. I went out there with confidence and told myself that I have to step up and do my job. How have you picked up the defense so quickly? Having Greg Gatson and Isaac Madison and the other corners around, to teach me and help me with the game has been real comfortable. I’ve learned a lot from them. How did it feel to lead the team in tackles against Texas A&M? It was a great feeling to have 13 tackles in one game. I was told to always play physical and fast, and that’s what I did. I stepped up and did what I had to do. It’s a blessing to have that many tackles in one game. What was it like playing in front of your family in Cowboys Stadium? My home’s about 10 minutes away. It was a great feeling. Some of my family lives in Mansfield, and they were able to watch the game. It was good to come back home and play in Cowboys Stadium. Your fumble recovery in the third quarter helped stop a potential scoring drive. What happened? I guess I was in the right place at the right time. I didn’t see it coming, but it was a great feeling to have that fumble recovery ... When the ball was in my hands, I was looking to score, but it didn’t work out that way. What was it like playing a college game in Cowboys Stadium? I’ve been in there a few times for high school games and I’ve been to one Cowboys games against the Redskins last year, That was my first NFL game. It was a great feeling my first time playing in Cowboys Stadium. What did your family tell you after the game? They said I had a really good game and I looked fast out there. I just played with confidence.

Tevin Mitchel

Cornerback 6-foot-0 185 pounds Freshman Mansfield, Texas

If Darius Winston can’t play against Auburn, will you be ready to start? I’m just going to look at it as I have to step up, I have a new job, and I have to continue to work hard. How far have you come as a player since start of preseason practice? As a freshman I think I’ve come pretty far. I have a lot to learn, and I’m willing to learn and step up and continue to work hard.


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SPORTS from PEACOCK on page 9 games, but was replaced by Peacock in the second half of the 38-14 loss at Alabama, then started the game on the sideline Saturday.” “He knows what he needs to do is come out and compete now,” Klenakis said about Smothers. “That’s what competitors do. You don’t lose confidence. You have to come out with more confidence and more swagger and show that you can compete and do the job.” Senior strong-side tackle Grant Freeman and senior weak-side guard Grant Cook played backup roles in previous season, making Peacock and Smothers the youngest contributors on the line. “There is a big difference between us and so many guys who have been out here and in the system,” Peacock said. “It’s really just getting out and competing and working hard. It doesn’t matter which one of us is out there. We’re out to win a championship. It’s a team effort.”

from BRODERICK on page 9 emerged in the absence of injured All-Southeastern Conference running back Knile Davis. “It’s always good to have Broderick back because he’s experienced and he’s a big man,” offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said. “He’s 250 pounds, he’s a really good athlete and he’s really confident running the ball close to the goal line. When you’ve got a guy like that, he brings confidence to your whole team.” Green’s longest run of the game clinched the win for Arkansas. His 10-yard burst on third-and-8 allowed the Razorbacks to run out the clock in their third consecutive Southwest Classic win against the Aggies. “I knew we needed to get a first down,” Green said. “It was a close game. I said to myself, I’ve got to do whatever it takes to get the first down. Once I got the first down, I knew that was it.” The rehab wasn’t always easy, though. He couldn’t get out of bed immediately after the surgery and

Starting in a high-pressure game in Cowboys Stadium, on the same field that hosted the most recent Super Bowl, was a huge adjustment for Peacock after two years of junior college football, he said. “It was loud, I’ll tell you that,” Peacock said. “It was crazy to actually get out there and play on the same field the pros play on.” The volume of Cowboy Stadium could have contributed to multiple false start penalties called against Arkansas on Saturday. “They aren’t acceptable,” Klenakis said. “We’re disappointed and we’re not going to allow those. We started to take care of that situation today in practice.” The offensive line helped turn an 18-point deficit into a win by paving the way for running backs Broderick Green and Dennis Johnson to have a big fourth quarters. Johnson ran for 43 yards on five carries in the quarter, while Green scored the winning 3-yard touchdown. “I think it was more of an attitude,” Klenakis said about the

fourth-quarter turnaround. “We saw the light and the end of the tunnel. We saw that we could take this drive in and win the game and we got hungry. It was all an attitude. Dennis and Broderick ran the ball hard and that inspires the guys up front to continue to block even harder. “You get a rhythm and momentum and you start taking pride in it and things happen. That boosts your energy.” Auburn is ranked No. 106 in the nation in total defense, but held South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore – the leading rusher in the SEC – to just 66 yards on 17 carries in the Tigers’ 16-13 win over the Gamecocks. “Their defense is nothing we can’t handle once we get in the film room,” Peacock. “You’ve still got competitors on the other side of the ball trying to do the same thing you’re trying to do. It’s all about getting ready in practice.” “We’ve got to start off fast and finish the way we did in the second half last week. That’s what practice is all about this week.”

needed help, then was confined to crutches for a period of time. “I was so stressed out about it, confused,” Green said. “I had no idea what I was going to do. I always wanted to run at my top speed. I tried to push things at certain times and it just felt weird not to be able to do all the stuff I used to do. It was so hard to get my range of motion back and get my leg strengthening back and definition in my legs, but I kept pushing and my brother motivated me. “I just said to myself, ‘No matter how hard it is, I’m going to keep grinding every day and I’m going to push myself.” Green’s brother, Greg Wesley, played safety at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons for the Chiefs and helped guide his younger brother through the recovery process. “He’s dealt with injuries,” Green said. “He knows how the game goes. I had a long talk with him about it and I had a lot of time to myself. I just thought of pros and cons for each

one. My main thing was to come back and help my team my last year.” Green began to think about coming back this season around the season opener against Missouri State. He’s already a fifth-year senior and on track to graduate in December, but could’ve petitioned the NCAA for a medical hardship and a sixth year of eligibility. He wanted to play, though. “I worked super hard,” Green said. “I felt good. I didn’t have any more pain. I didn’t have any more swelling. I know we were struggling in the backfield. I felt I could help my team by coming back this year. It’s my senior year. I put in so much time and I wanted to come back and contribute.” Last season, Green’s fourth-quarter fumble against Auburn, the Hogs’ next opponent, was returned for a crucial touchdown in Arkansas’ 6543 loss. Green will get his shot at the Tigers a year earlier than most expected Saturday. “I’m over that,” Green said about the fumble. “If anything, I want revenge.”

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ARKANSAS - AUBURN BREAKDOWN Arkansas run offense vs. Auburn run defense Arkansas has struggled in the run game the majority of the season, but might have turned a corner against Texas A&M, rushing for 55 yards in the fourth quarter. The return of senior Broderick Green and junior Dennis Johnson could bolster the attack. The Razorbacks’ previous two opponents, Alabama and Texas A&M, allow just 40 and 63 rush yards per game, respectively. Auburn is ranked No. 109 in rush defense, surrendering 207 yards per game on the ground, but held South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, the SEC’s leading rusher, to 66 yards last week. FILE PHOTO If the offensive line can hold off Auburn’s pass rush, Arkansas’ prolific passing attack should open up the run for the Razorbacks. Advantage: Even

Auburn run offense vs. Arkansas run defense

Auburn passing offense vs. Arkansas pass defense Junior quarterback Barrett Trotter is averaging 184 passing yards per game for the Tigers. Auburn’s young offensive line has allowed 12 sacks so far this season, so Arkansas’ injury-depleted line could register its first sack in three weeks. Receiver Emory Blake has been Trotter’s favorite target so far this season, averaging 66.6 receiving yards per game. Arkansas true freshman cornerback Tevin Mitchell had a big game for the FILE PHOTO Razorbacks last week, accounting for 13 tackles. Senior cornerback Greg Gaston also had an impact by making an interception for the Hogs. Advantage: Arkansas

Arkansas passing offense vs. Auburn pass defense

Auburn sophomore running back and Arkansas-native Michael Dyer is averaging 113.4 yards on the ground per game, but he’s been the Tigers main threat. If the Razorbacks’ defense can find a way to effectively shut down Dyer, FILE PHOTO they can shut down Auburn’s run game. However, last week the Hogs less-than-perfect tackling allowed Texas A&M to rush for 381FILE yards and PHOTO five rushing touchdowns.

Arkansas junior quarterback Tyler Wilson and senior wide receiver Jarius Wright had career days last Saturday, setting school records for passing and receiving, respectively, against Texas A&M. Auburn allows 232 passing yards per game, but none of Auburn’s previous opponents rank above No. 89 in the nation passing offense. Clemson threw for 386 passing FILE PHOTO yards against the Tigers.

Advantage: Auburn

Advantage: Arkansas

Arkansas special teams vs. Auburn special teams

Auburn coching staff vs. Arkansas coaching staff

Arkansas Special Teams vs. Auburn Special Teams Auburn sophomore kicker Cody Parkey has taken graduated Wes Byrum’s place. He and Arkansas sophomore kicker Zack Hocker have both missed a field goal and an extra point on the season. Arkansas has better punt and kickoff return averages than Auburn, but the Tigers holdsthe edge in punt and kick coverage. Arkansas junior punter Dylan Breeding averaged over 48 yards per FILE PHOTO punt against Texas A&M, a number that has improved with every game this season.

Bobby Petrino is in his fourth season as head coach at Arkansas. Petrino has gone 26-16 at Arkansas, including a 10-3 record and a Sugar Bowl berth last season. Gene Chizik is in his third year at Auburn where his record is 266. He was named SEC Coach of the Year during Auburn’s 14-0 BCS Championship season in 2010. Both teams are 4-1 this season. Petrino and Chizik have met twice before and the home team has won each of the last two years.

Advantage: Even

Advantage: Even

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