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Today On The Hill Check out events happening around campus today.
Outrunning a Climbing Obesity Rate
As U.S. obesity rates climb, many UA students have taken up running to relieve stress.
Community Garden Brings Produce to UA Campus A campus community garden will provide produce for the Full Circle Food Pantry.
My Head is an Animal is Dreamy, Fun Folk
Of Monsters and Men show off their talent in most recent album.
Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino loves his brother, but wants to stay at UA.
The DREAM Act: An Immigration Compromise Opinion
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A Traveler columnist discusses the DREAM act and offers potential solutions to immigration issues.
Interfraternity Council Plots Expansion by MANDY MCCLENDON Staff Writer
Interfraternity Council, like Panhellenic Council, is expecting changes in its upcoming fall recruitment process. IFC is currently comprised of 13 chapters and is expecting to gain two more this spring, officials said. “Our numbers continue to grow each year, and we believe it is time for us to expand to provide additional opportunities for students to be a part of our Greek community. We are excited about expansion,” said Mark Machen, IFC president. Because of record-breaking university enrollment, Greek Life has experienced unprecedented recruitment numbers for all of its councils. For example, Panhellenic Council is expecting pledge classes of 150 in the fall—a significantly higher number than the usual 70 to 80 members that chapters receive. Similarly, IFC has received an increased number of men seeking bids. Phi Delta Theta’s membership alone grew by 30 percent from 2011 to 2012. To accommodate the increasing numbers, IFC is currently reviewing criteria of four fraternities seeking to join the UA Greek system: Alpha Tau Omega, Pi Kappa Phi, Kappa Alpha Order and Beta Theta Pi. The chapters have each come to the UA and given a formal presentation on why they should be chosen to open a chapter on campus. Presentations were made in front of the Interfraternity Expansion Council, comprised of undergraduate and alumni representatives from fraternities. Selections are
”We the council are looking forward to hopefully making row of 2013 a successful week,” said IFC President Mark Machen. expected to be announced sometime this semester. Daniel Massanelli, an IFC vice president of recruitment, agrees that enrollment numbers are growing at an unprecedented rate. “At this stage, it’s difficult to estimate what recruitment numbers will look like in the fall. In recent years the numbers have increased, and with the rise in enrollment, we don’t anticipate the increasing numbers to
stop,” Massanelli said. Whenever the two new chapters are chosen, recruitment will begin for them immediately and continue into formal recruitment in the fall. The new chapters will also continue recruitment efforts after formal recruitment to help establish their membership bases, Massanelli said. Changes for IFC’s recruitment are not limited to the addition of new chapters—scheduling changes
Greek Life Ramps Up Hiring
by SARAH DEROUEN Staff Writer
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Sophmore Robert Joiner helps clean up at his chapter’s fraternity house. Over the past weekend select fraternities held their “Sadie Week,” providing food and entertainment to guests.
IFC community. J.R. Baxter, vice president of philanthropy for IFC, said the rate at which fraternities are growing is “phenomenal.” “This fall is going to be even greater due to the fact that IFC will be expanding to add two new chapters to campus,” he said. Anyone wishing to go through IFC recruitment must submit an online application. A 2.5 GPA is required.
ASG Names New Chief of Staff
by MANDY MCCLENDON
By the end of this semester, UA Greek Life will have two new Panhellenic chapters and two new Interfraternity chapters and a slew of new staff members to accommodate the larger Greek population, officials said. Ashley Bloxom, a senior at Missouri State University, was recently hired as Panhellenic’s 2012 graduate assistant. “I know I will be advising one of the Greek Organizations, such as GAMMA and New Greek Council. I will also be helping Phi Mu and Alpha Chi Omega when they come on. I was the Panhellenic VP of Recruitment at MSU last year and am therefore very knowledgeable about recruitment,” Bloxom said. Greek Life is currently hiring a new graduate assistant for Interfraternity Council as well. Greek Life now has three graduate assistants. “I believe they are hiring one other graduate assistant in addition to me,” Bloxom said.
will be made as well. “One major change that is being made for formal fall recruitment is that the schedule will be divided up between two weekends instead of recruitment being held during the school week. We did this mainly to help with overall scheduling and to help the potential new members with conflicts,” Massanelli said. Expansion and recruitment changes have been well-received within the
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Newly elected Associated Student Government president Tori Pohlner has begun the process of establishing her cabinet by selecting a new chief of staff for next year, an ASG official said. Pohler has chosen Tyler Priest, who worked as the ASG liaison to the Residents’ Interhall Congress for the 2012-2013 chief of staff. “Tyler blew me out of the water,” Pohler said. Priest said he applied to be Chief of Staff to make an impact on ASG. “I applied to be Chief of Staff because I want to make a positive impact both within ASG and the university as a whole. I also wanted to help play a part in the restructuring of cabinet proposed by the new ASG executive officers,” Priest said. The new system “will dramatically increase col-
laboration and communication within ASG and between cabinet members,” he said. After Pohlner’s proposed cabinet restructuring is completed, 51 people will be a part of the ASG cabinet. Priest’s duties as Chief of Staff includes making sure that these member are doing their jobs to get proposed initiatives done along with meeting with administrators, Pohlner said. “During my term as the ASG Chief of Staff, my primary goal will be to carry out the platform of the new ASG executive officers,” Priest said. Priest was chosen from three applicants. “It was a tough choice. It definitely was not easy,” Pohlner said. ASG officials are accepting applications for cabinet member positions. The applications are due April 18, and Pohlner said she hopes to announce the members of cabinet on April 26.
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from page 1 Greek Life also has a Director of Greek Life, Assistant Greek Life Director and an Administrative Assistant on their full time staff. Whether more full-time positions will be added remains to be seen. Mallory Jordan, house manager for her sorority, can see that staffing changes need to be made within individual houses as well as Greek Life as a whole. “With the increased number of pledge classes we have had to make significant changes. Our chef and assistant chef have to make twice as much food in a little amount of time. More maintenance and repairs are re-
quired on the house due to increased foot traffic throughout the house daily,” Jordan said. More members means more of everything, she said. “The larger numbers puts more stress on our house director as well because she must accommodate for the large numbers when it comes to formal dinner, philanthropy events and chapter events. We also had to hire more houseboys than we have had in the past. With more people, it take more hands to get things done,” she said. As numbers continue to grow, each house will continue to hire new staff. Final Greek hirings will be made after the new chapters are colonized on campus.
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HEALTH & SAFETY
Outrunning a Climbing Obesity Rate by BAILEY KESTNER Staff Writer
As U.S. obesity rates reach record highs, many UA students say running is a fun way to stay healthy and stress-free. Approximately 20 percent of college students nationwide are overweight, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. About 46 percent consider themselves overweight and 46 percent are currently attempting weight-loss. “I run around three to four times a week,” said Lucas Cummin, sophomore biochemistry major and former competitive runner. “It just makes you feel good. “I go to Skull Creek to run normally,” Cummin said. “It is not all mainly concrete there, compared to running on the UA campus.” Sophomore physics major John Fleming has been running since sixth grade. “I started competing and just got better and better to where I really enjoyed it,” Fleming said. “Running is a great way to stay healthy and have fun pushing yourself at the same time.” There has been a dramatic increase in the U.S.
obesity rate throughout the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20 percent. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The state of Arkansas has a 30 percent obesity rate, nationally ranking ninth in obese adults and seventh in the obese children, accord-
ing to the Trust for America’s Health website. Running has been shown to help not only with weight loss but with sleep productivity and bone health. Studies show that people who exercise regularly and intensely spend more time in stage 3 and 4 slow-wave sleep, according to the Running Research News Website. Fit runners averaging 45 miles per week spend 87
minutes in slow-wave sleep, which is 13 minutes longer than unconditioned people. “Jogging will strengthen the muscles and bone density of your legs, hips and back,” according to the Motley Health, Fitness Strength and Weight Loss website. The constant impact caused during running can also increase bone density, as long as a healthy diet is maintained.
Research carried out by Professor Mike Gleeson from Loughborough University found that gentle aerobics such as jogging help to ward off colds and flu by up to 33 percent. Exercise has also been shown to help college students’ grades. A 2010 study at Saginaw State University in Michigan found that students who exercised vigorous-
ly daily had higher gradepoint averages compared to those who did not by an average of .4. “Running really helps to just clear my head,” said Tom McMahon, freshman history major. “It helps me put my day in perspective and sort out my to-do lists. Also, I always feel productive after a run, which makes me want to have a productive day in class.”
There are six sessions of summer classes offered at UA, according to ISIS. The first session starts as early as May 23, while the last session begins July 11. Session five is the shortest, lasting 24 days. Session three is the longest, lasting 58 days. Summer courses also save students money. Estimated tuition and fees for summer 2012 (assessed per credit hour of enrollment) at the UA is $544.02 per non-resi-
dent undergraduate student, according to the Financial Affairs UA website. The estimated tuition per credit hour of enrollment for the non-resident undergraduate student estimated for fall 2012 is $567.41. UA students save an average of $23 per credit hour when taking classes over the summer. UA non-resident graduate students save an average of $39 per credit hour. Summer jobs help cover
the cost of the extra courses. “I’m doing an internship as a camp counselor,” said Zac Lane, sophomore biology major. “I had a paper and a few applications due for it at the end of winter break.” Websites such as summerjobs.com and summercampstaff.com focus on employment in the summer months. “I am working full-time this summer at the same job I had last summer,” said Kate-
lyn Rengstorf, freshman biology major. Rengstorf said she’ll be using the money for tuition expenses and rent. Vacationing students must budget months ahead. “I am going to Destin, Fla., for student mobilization through Kaleo,” said Ranger Guillory, freshman biochemistry major. “The trip is costing $2,300, so I’ve been busy writing support letters in hopes of raising money.” Chicago, Ill., was found
the most popular summer vacation destination in terms of number of hotels rooms rented, according to 24/7 Wall St. and STR Global, a hotel industry research firm. “I haven’t put much thought into what I’m doing this summer,” said Trevor Bloomfield, sophomore biochemistry and philosophy major. “I’ll probably end up working at the same job I have now.”
Summer Plans: Hit the Beach or Hit the Books? by BAILEY KESTNER Staff Writer
Summer isn’t all sleeping in and beach vacations — many students said they spend the sunny months working and studying for oncampus and online courses. “I am taking summer classes at a community college,” said freshman Austin Larey. Larey said he is taking them as refreshers for a class he is taking next semester.
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Students Take Advantage Of New Email Provider, Gmail The best phrase to describe email for students on campus has often been “a pain.” Between UAMail and Xpress Mail, our system has long been struggling to provide a sturdy means of communication to a record number of students. Now, we can make the switch from the old university mail system to Gmail. Students may now “opt in” to a new email interface provided by Gmail and the UA, and we look forward to the changes and opportunities that this will bring for students across campus. While the full service isn’t provided, students do have access to Google Docs, which is key for today’s average student. With many of our professors and courses requiring access to file sharing on Google Docs, having this service without being required to set up an additional email is a great change for students. Instead of emailing a document to ourselves, it’s now easy to upload and access a document anywhere, whether in the classroom, our dorm room or anywhere on campus. With the old email system requiring students to constantly delete old messages to adhere to space requirements, Gmail is a truly beneficial advance for students who use email for the majority of school-related communication. ASG President Michael Dodd and his administration worked hard to bring the service campus, and deserve praise for bringing Gmail to The Hill. Students across campus can now communicate and have access to a better email provider, from sending and receiving messages to accessing documents across campus. We look forward to the advances that will come from students utilizing the Gmail provider, as well as the opportunity for faculty to opt in later this summer. As we prepare for the upcoming year, we can all look foward to a better year of productivity and efficiency.
Distinguished Lectures Brings Former President The Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Program brought former President Bill Clinton to campus Sunday. One of the advantages to the size of the UA is the number of different committees we’re able to facilitate on campus. And while some committees interest only an acute group of students, we can all benefit from the distinguished speakers brought to campus. Clinton asked students to take advantage of what we have in Arkansas, and one opportunity we can take advantage of is being a part of the great Distinguished Lecture programs that are offered to students. Having the opportunity to hear lectures from notable speakers such as Clinton, Elie Wiesel and Aron Ralston should be something we take interest in, as many other schools don’t offer these opportunities. With upcoming Headliner concerts and other events, we look forward to everything that UA plans to bring to students in future semesters.
Traveler Quote of the Day “Approximately 20 percent of college students nationwide are overweight, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. About 46 percent consider themselves overweight and 46 percent are currently attempting weight-loss.” - Association of American Colleges and Universities,“Outrunning a Climbing Obesity Rate,” page 3.
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The DREAM Act: An Immigration Compromise
by MIKE NORTON
Immigration is a problem, a huge problem, a 12 million people and counting problem. Many people, including our own chancellor, Dr. David Gearhart, have been major proponents of tackling part of the issue via a piece of legislation known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the DREAM Act. Essentially, the DREAM Act grants citizenship to illegal aliens, who came to the U.S. as children and have grown up in our school systems, by requiring either two years or more of higher education or military service as a path to citizenship. First off, I want to say that I recognize the immigration problem truly must be tackled. Something must be done. But, the DREAM Act has sat in Congress for nearly a decade. First introduced as H.R. 1918 and S. 1291 in 2001, the bill still hasn’t made it to the President’s desk, despite
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to these kids? We need a more substantive solution. Part of the problem lies with people coming to the U.S. to work, illegally, which leaves employers open to exploit undocumented workers with low wages without the legal protection of the U.S. government. Through the use of heavy fines, the government must require all businesses to use the Citizenship and Immigration Services’ E-Verify system, an online, free tool that enables businesses to determine the eligibility of potential and current employees. Once this system is legitimately in place, the incentive to work outside the knowledge of the U.S. government will be lost. Yet, we still must provide an opportunity for a legal livelihood in this nation. One option would be offering a temporary period (three to five years) for illegal immigrants to become registered with the U.S. to work and gain an education, legally, all the while providing a track to citizenship. This would affect all undocumented immigrants, not just the children. Moreover, more citizens can do a lot of good for the country. Illegal immigrants are a huge human capital resource as well as a taxpayer base. If we don’t improve the ability for them to work legally, it’s a raw deal. All the human capital development
they attain through higher education and K-12 education, which costs the U.S. government an estimated $56 billion annually, is worthless if they can’t get a job. And this is a local problem. Next Monday night we will have the opportunity to hear from undocumented Razorbacks, fellow students coming out of the shadows for a panel discussion hosted by Chancellor Gearhart. It will provide a more humane aspect of the immigration problem, something that is often forgotten in policy. Either way, someone must offer an immigration reform compromise, something that can actually pass in Congress and finally address immigration in a lasting way. Whoever does that could yield the support of the projected 10.5 million Latino voters in the U.S. today. That’s enough votes to win the White House in a tough race. Even better, a passable compromise could do a lot of good for the millions of illegal immigrants who just like every legal American are working day after day for that elusive progress for the next generation. Mike Norton is an agricultural economics and poultry science major, and a Traveler columnist.
Bo Renner contributed information to this article.
Art on Campus Takes Center Stage
Democratic majorities in both chambers of the 110th and 111th Congresses. Democrats, or any progressive-minded group, can’t possibly point fingers at the Republicans or vice versa for the legislation not passing. There has been bipartisan opposition—this must not be the right solution to immigration. One of the major problems is that it is rewarding illegal behavior. Yes, I recognize that children who came to the United States unknowingly as children cannot be blamed. However, by granting them citizenship we as a nation are legitimizing illegal immigration on their parent’s behalf. One simple critique of my previous statement is that the DREAM Act will not affect all illegal immigrants, only those who came as children, specifically arriving in the U.S. before age 16 and being between the ages of 12 and 35 upon passage of the law. Once those children of illegal immigrants become citizens, they can then petition for citizenship for their parents, further signifying that illegal immigration is fine. Furthermore, the DREAM Act does nothing for the true problem, illegal immigration. What should we do in a decade when there are still illegal immigrants crossing the border, young children in tow? Continue granting citizenship
Its that time of year where the UA drama department prepares to release another major play. Like many students, I have been squashed with schoolwork, but I did throughout the year find the time to catch the drama department productions on campus. Yes, I went to see Anonymous three times, Vinegar Tom and Delta Secret, but hold your judgment for another day because I want to talk about the underrepresentation of art on campus. The University of Arkansas Drama Department
production, Cabaret, a production based on the book by Christopher Isherwood, is playing this month and I look forward to what the theater will come out with in the next few weeks. The story, which takes place in 1930s Berlin, tells the tale of the shady Kit Kat Klub, where 19-year old cabaret performer Sally Bowles forms a relationship with Cliff Bradshaw in the midst of the Nazi rise to power. Campus is covered with events that happen every week, but I’ve talked to students who have never gone to see a university production. How can we pay attention to the latest celebrity gossip on television, but not know about all the amazing shows that happen right here on campus? Student interest should be privy to the explosive nature of campus productions. Though the productions may not mean much to students, what they represent is bigger than all the construction projects on campus put together. Students
should want to foster art in all its forms, whether it’s through the fine arts department or another area. This is exactly what the fine students are doing in the Drama department. These are the students who choose to pursue careers in art everyday. They are the people of a thousand faces, who transform themselves into different styles of art at every showing. University productions like The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie, Vinegar Tom, and Anonymous reminds us of life and show us that people our age are conduits of the world we all live in. It is important that we encourage the production of art on our campus because it is a reflection of mood, feelings, and wants of the University and student body. To watch a university production is to support the spread of creativity throughout campus and community. We are all artists on the inside - we will become masters of all mediums, whether it is a photographer
taking snapshots of a raving Moses in front of Old Main, an engineering student creating a new way to make our campus more sustainable or a sculptor making a wax mannequin of an important figure. Similarly, drama should be viewed as an important art outlet, and should gain a little more attention on campus. University plays are just as important as any other event on campus. These students take their art, bottle it, and pour themselves into the craft. We should appreciate those who decide to become masters of art, and take part in the lives of students who take the stage with their talent. We should be just as inclined to go to productions just as we should go to football games because we are supporting our fellow students and taking part in our campus activities. Juan Holmes is an English/ creative writing major, and a Traveler columnist.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
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My Head Is An Animal Brings Dreamy, Fun Folk by NICK BROTHERS Staff Writer
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While you’re busy dreaming about living off of your own land while in class (allusion intended), the spirited and charming indie folk rock of My Head Is An Animal will be a perfect soundtrack your daydream. Coming onto the scene in 2011 with their EP Into The Woods, Of Monsters and Men are gaining popularity rapidly, already winning awards and radio play with their single “Little Talks.” The Icelandic indiefolk band consists of Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (vocals, guitar), Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson (vocals, guitar), Brynjar Leifsson (lead guitar), Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drums), Árni Guðjónsson (piano, accordion), and Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bass). The vocals by Ragnar in some ways sound like Marcus Mumford on a trace dosage of helium. It’s higher pitched, yet it still keeps the broken, raspy tone Mumford is known for. Nanna’s voice is also like a higher pitched fusion of Zooey Deschanel with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Jade Castrinos, with a jazzy and warm, yet light tone. The music of My Head Is An Animal is full of life and entertainment. The wide range of instruments from the six-piece band adds to the variety and keeps the songs interesting. After a few listens, you begin to notice that most of the music follows an effective but predictable pattern. Songs start simple and quiet and escalate to grand choruses and musical moments. Not dissimilar to what Mumford & Sons does, and this isn’t always a bad thing. For one, it’s fun. The band sounds like a melting pot of current folk music, sounding like Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe, and/or The Decemberists. Their music is unique enough, but it begs to be compared to other music of the genre. There are several times while listening to the songs when you’ll think to yourself, “Hey, you know this sounds like Mumford’s ‘Winter Winds’ or Edward Sharpe’s ‘Home’.” The music only sounds similar though. Of Monsters and Men manage to keep their music unique and fresh enough, while still balancing the structure of their album. My Head Is An Animal seems to have a little bit of everything for fans of the indie folk/rock scene. It’s exciting, calming and catchy, all wrapped together. Keep an eye out for these Icelandic folksters, they’re on the rise.
“Lakehouse” is the apex of the album. It builds to a wonderful display of all the talent this album contains and will get you singing “la la la” along with the whole band. “Little Talks” is the album’s single, and rightfully so. With its call-and-answer vocals and peppy horn leads, it will ingrain itself into the “songs on repeat” lobe of your brain. “Six Weeks” is a welcome change of pace of sound with resounding strums of power chords of electric guitar and pounding of toms and kick drum. It takes the prize for the most indie rock sounding song on the album.
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Community Garden Brings Fresh Produce to UA Campus by LAUREN LEATHERBY Features Editor
Emmy Crossfield walked through the garden, excitedly pointing out the fruits – literally – of her labor. “These are the strawberries, the onions, the broccoli. Over there are the peppers. The basil is on the other side,” Crossfield said, gesturing to the opposite corner. “Look at how big they’re getting! They’re like little trees.” But the garden isn’t on a farm or in the yard of a home, it’s sandwiched between two residence hall buildings on the UA campus. The University of Arkansas is now among a few state universities nationwide that are home to a campus community garden. Produce from the garden will go to the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry, the student-run program recently honored at the White House. Crossfield got the idea when she spent a summer studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. “In Berlin, they had a garden called the Climatic Garden Maxim,” Crossfield said, watering the garden’s vegetables. “It’s like a community garden where kids could go and help things grow as an afterschool thing, and the people that were running it would then make
food out of it. I thought that was a cool idea.” After Crossfield was appointed the Director of Sustainability for the UA Associated Student Government, she realized that a community garden would be a valuable asset she could bring to campus. But building the garden did not come without its hurdles. Setting the garden up only took a few weeks, but the process of getting permission was “much more, well, extensive,” Crossfield said. Several years ago, there was a garden at the UA Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Farm, but it was so far away from campus that it became neglected, Crossfield explained. Administrators shut the garden down a few years ago. “We had resistance opening this,” she said. “People were skeptical because the last one failed. We emphasized that this would be on campus, so it wouldn’t be neglected.” Even after Crossfield faced opposition, she pressed on to get the garden approved because encouragement from the GroGreen club. “They were so excited about it. Even though I was handling the more business-political end of it, their enthusiasm kept me going. There’s really a big social, or community, aspect to it.”
Horns, accordion, folksy guitars, harmonizing vocals, chiming keyboard leads and dynamic song structure all add up to make a fun and likeable collection of music that’s present throughout the album. There is some catchy melody phrasing in their choruses as well. It’s all solid stuff, but there are few moments that will blow you away.
Of Monsters and Men is unlike most bands and music out there, but they sound pretty similar to and influenced by other bands in the genre. They do, however, have an organic sound to them and seem to effortlessly write catchy, potentially popular songs.
Considering they’re not native English speakers, they write well -- especially when they occasionally pepper in some gems like “You love when I can’t love you.” Perhaps it’s a standard for folk, but often many of the song’s lyrics resort to simple “la la la’s” and “hey hey’s.” Overall, the lyrics are fun to sing along with, and they’re full of vitality.
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Located in the Maple Hill courtyard, the campus community garden allows UA students to come together and learn about sustainability and horticulture.
While GroGreen had been a Registered Student Organization several years ago, interest declined after the previous UA garden failed, and eventually GroGreen was no longer an active RSO. Sammi Jones, a recent UA graduate in environmental, soil and water sciences, approached Dr. Curt Rom, the GroGreen advisor, to start GroGreen again. Jones then acted as GroGreen president until she graduated in December 2011.
garden’s only hazard. “There is a little bunny that lives in those bushes, but we’re going to put up a little fence that should help with that,” Crossfield said. The fence should also keep out creatures that aren’t as cute and cuddly. “It should also help discourage anyone who might think, ‘Hey, let me take something.’ We’re donating to the food pantry, so we’re trying to prevent that,” she said.
“There’s really a big social, or community, aspect to it.”
- Emmy Crossfield, ASG Director of Sustainability “GroGreen helped from the beginning of the planning process of the garden. Now they are establishing the rules of the garden and maintaining the garden,” Jones said. “A lot of GroGreen members are horticulture students, so they are very helpful when it comes to plant knowledge.” Jones also became interested in community gardens while studying abroad. “One of the first days I was in Edinburgh, Scotland, I was wandering around the city with my roommate, and we came across a big plot of land in the middle of the city,” Jones said. “I thought it was super cool but didn’t know what it was. Later I found out that it was an allotment garden, which is the United Kingdom’s version of community gardens.” Jones then wrote her honors thesis documenting best practices among 86 community gardens nationwide, even visiting six of them. With her feasibility study, Jones had the opportunity to speak with many staff and faculty members to try to address concerns up front. The students involved with the garden, including many members of the GroGreen club, have established a buddy system. Each afternoon, a different pair of students tends the garden. The garden, tightly nestled between two buildings of the Maple Hill residence hall complex, is shadowy and tucked away from main campus thoroughfares. The shadows give the garden a secluded feel, but they also cause problems of their own. Plants don’t grow as well when they don’t have the sunlight they need. “We took that into consideration, so when we bought our plants, we bought intelligently,” Crossfield said. “We bought herbs that don’t need a lot of sun, so our basil is growing fantastically. We bought cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables that, I mean, need sun, but not as much as, say, tomatoes.” Shadows, though, are not the
Most of the materials that the students needed were donated. A company called ABC Block donated about 600 concrete blocks to form the outline of the garden. UA Facilities Management donated the soil as well as the compost, which comes from campus cafeterias. The Horticulture Club donated a lot of plants, and Residents’ Interhall Congress provided funds to purchase other plants. Crossfield was not always interested in sustainability, though. “It began with me wanting to grow my own food,” she said. “I like cooking, and I mainly started off with herbs. First of all, herbs at the store were expensive, and I really like fresh food. I started off with herbs, but then I expanded to peppers and other food.” A couple of years ago, Crossfield was deciding what cabinet positions to apply for with the Associated Student Government when then-president Billy Fleming suggested that she get involved with sustainability. One thing led to another, and now she is Director of Sustainability for ASG, leading her also to declare a sustainability minor. “It just kind of snowballed. I still am learning things every day,” Crossfield said. And she will continue to learn new things as each day brings new challenges for the garden from critters, weather and shadows. One thing the garden will not see, though, is neglect from the community of students supporting it. Jones has high hopes for the garden a few years down the road. “I want to see a growing number of students, faculty and staff participating in the garden. I want to see a successful partnership between those involved in the garden and the Full Circle Food Pantry,” Jones said. “I would love to hear about research projects and service learning revolving around the garden. Hopefully down the road, there will be enough support and involvement for the garden to expand.”
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SPORTS EDITOR: JIMMY CARTER ASST. SPORTS EDITOR: ZACH TURNER
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
One Spot Left
Anderson still recruiting to fill roster by JIMMY CARTER Sports Editor
LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino returned to the Razorbacks coaching staff in December after a two-year stint at Illinois. If the staff is retained by athletic director Jeff Long, Petrino will coach in his third season overall at Arkansas but the first without brother Bobby Petrino as the head coach.
Last week, Arkansas signed a high school point guard, added a combo forward who will transfer from Houston following the spring semester and leading scorer BJ Young announce he would return for his sophomore season. The Razorbacks still have one scholarship spot remaining, a spot coach Mike Anderson said he has earmarked for someone who can play in the paint. “We’ve got to get some size and toughness,” Anderson said. Senior forward Marshawn Powell and sophomore forwards Hunter Mickelson and Devonta Abron are the Hogs only returning post players, while none of the four signees in the 2012 class are post players. Arkansas is actively recruiting Jacksonville, Fla., high
school center Bradley Hayes (6-foot-11, 253 pounds) and John A. Logan Junior College center Alex Brown (6-11, 200), according to Scout.com. “We’re recruiting each and every day,” Anderson said. “So we’ll see. We’re working very diligently to find the right people to fit with our basketball team.” The Razorbacks could also be aided inside by the Houston transfer, 6-6, 230-pounder Alandise Harris, a Little Rock native who said will petition the NCAA for immediate eligibility. He averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Cougars last season. “I think I have a 50-50 chance of being eligible next year,” Harris said. “I don’t know how they’ll take it. It’s all up in their hands. “Ever since my mom died last year, I was thinking about transferring. I had to get back
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Brotherly Love by ZACH TURNER
Asst. Sports Editor
Paul Petrino still loves his older brother. That won’t change, regardless of Bobby Petrino being fired for his affair with 25-yearold football employee Jessica Dorrell, who he played a larger part in hiring over 158 other applicants. “Bobby’s my brother, I love him,” Paul Petrino said. “I will always love him.” The younger Petrino dealt
with his brother getting injured in an April 1 motorcycle accident, seeing him placed on administrative leave after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with Dorrell, then learning he was fired— all in the span of 10 days. “He’s struggling with it, but I can’t say enough about him,” senior quarterback Tyler Wilson said. “He’s come to work every day and provided a lot of insight for me.” Bobby Petrino was in contact with Dorrell at least as far
back as Sept. 12, according to his phone records. Paul Petrino was then the offensive coordinator at Illinois and was shocked when he found out about the affair. “I had no idea,” Paul said. “I did not know anything about it. He made a mistake. He’s paying deeply for it and I’m putting all my focus right now into doing the very best I can in coaching Tyler Wilson, coaching this whole football team and helping my family get through it too.”
Paul Petrino didn’t miss a practice after his brother was hurt, when he was placed on administrative leave or after he was fired, continuing to work in his offensive coordinator role. “He’s always been the boss of the offense, but the other guy called the plays,” Wilson said. “Paul has been exceptional, obviously it touches him because it’s a family issue, but it’s tough any time that happens.
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RYAN MILLER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has four recruits already signed as part of the 2012 recruiting class, but has one scholarship left and is targeting a big man to add to the Hogs’ front court depth.
Bounce Back Chance Long’s Decision, Pt. 2 Hogs can rebound in midweek doubleheader
by JIMMY CARTER Sports Editor
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn talked to his players for longer than usual in left field after the second game of the Saturday doubleheader against No. 3 Kentucky. The Razorbacks lost the first game 5-4, then dropped the second 2-1, losing the series after a Friday win. “The coaches aren’t happy,” junior third baseman Matt Reynolds said. “We let two games slip away that we should have won. (Van Horn) pretty much just told us what we need to get better on. He challenged us pretty much to see if we can go to Ole Miss this weekend and see if we can get a series win.” Before the Hogs (25-10, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) get a chance against the Rebels, they will have an opportunity to redeem themselves from the Saturday sweep in a Tuesday home doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin. “Just to get the sour taste out of our mouths, we’re ready to get back on the field and get better and get after them on Tuesday,” Reynolds said. Junior left-hander Randall Fant will likely start one of the games, Van Horn said, while sophomore right-hander Nolan Sanburn, freshman right-hander Chris Oliver and freshman left-hander Mark Reyes will also likely pitch. “There’s guys on the team that were on the roster this weekend that didn’t get in the game that are ready to go, too,”
LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas’ baseball team lost three of its four games last week and moved down from No. 11 to No. 17 in this weeks Baseball America poll.
Van Horn said. “We’ll throw a lot of pitchers those two games.” Back-to-back solid starts for Baxendale Junior All-American DJ Baxendale has showed signs of getting over a rough stretch midway through the season. Baxendale got the loss in the rubber game Saturday against
Kentucky, but allowed just two runs in eight innings, his second consecutive strong start after allowing 12 earned runs his previous two starts. “He threw real well,” Van Horn said. “I hope he can keep that up. It’s tough when you give up three or four or five hits, whatever he gave up. We just
didn’t back him up offensively at all. He pitched a great game.” Baxendale allowed just six hits and struck out seven against the Wildcats, but gave up a two-run home run. The quality start Saturday
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All the goodwill and credit Jeff Long got for making the right but tough decision to fire Bobby Petrino means nothing. Not if he fails to find a replacement that can pick up where Petrino left off — on the field, of course. That won’t be an easy task. Petrino — for all the off-field things he was juggling — won football games. Think about it. Going 21-5 in a two-year period during the era of SEC dominance is an amazing accomplishment. A lot of people around the nation didn’t like Petrino before he was fired, but everyone respected his ability to coach football and produce teams that scored points and won games. As more and more information comes out about his personal life, it’s increasingly clear Long made a good decision Tuesday, April 10. Now he has to make another good decision or the first one will turn into a bad choice in the eyes of many Razorbacks fans. What options does he have, though? When Jim Tressel resigned in May last year, Ohio State couldn’t find a full-time replacement it liked and went the
interim route, promoting defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. Long might be forced to make a similar decision. While Long made it clear he thinks the program can command a top-notch coach and while everyone and their uncle is throwing out John Gruden, Steve Mariucci and Josh McDaniels, those have to be classified as a stretch. Names like Skip Holtz, Butch Davis and Gary Patterson are also being thrown out. Hiring a coach from the outside could potentially cost the Hogs success this season, a year most around the program thought had great potential to beat Alabama and LSU and make a run at a national championship. A new coach wouldn’t be able to lead a practice until fall camp starts in August. That’s just one month before the season starts. Arkansas plays the Crimson Tide on Sept. 15. Not a lot of time to learn a new system and compete with Nick Saban. So by hiring from the outside you run the risk of ruining what had the potential to be one of the best seasons in program history. You also run the risk of not being able to get the best possible candidate because its so close to the season and most coaches are locked in and going through spring drills. If you go the interim route, you maintain continuity and likely have the best chance to contend for an SEC Championship this season. Whether its Paul Petrino, Tim Horton, Paul
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SPORTS from FOOTBALL on page 7 He’s continued to be a leader, continued to work and teach me, and coach me and I appreciate that.” Paul Petrino moved his family back to Fayetteville from Illinois in December after spending the last two seasons coaching under Ron Zook. He was the Hogs’ offensive coordinator during Bobby Petrino’s first two seasons as head coach, but left to take the job with the Illini so he could call his own plays.
from BASEBALL on page 7 and the eight-inning shutout win the week before against Georgia were closer to his sophomore form, when he went 10-2 with a 1.58 ERA. “It feels good moving forward,” Baxendale said. “It’s good for your confidence, but at the end of the day, the main thing you want is a team W. So we’re going to get back out and get to work on it.” Bats struggling Arkansas hit just .231 against Kentucky and struggled when it did get runners on base, stranding 16 in the three-game series, including eight in the 2-1 series finale loss. The Razorbacks pitching staff had a combined 2.70 ERA, but the bats couldn’t
from COMMENTARY on page 7 Haynes or Taver Johnson, familiarity could translate to the best results for the 2012 season. That’s what the players want. Keep everything the same. Losing Petrino is a blow even if Long keeps continuity and promotes from within. You don’t just replace a nationallyrecognized offensive genius, though Paul Petrino has the system down and has been at his brother’s side for years. If Long goes the interim route and waits until after the
Paul Petrino’s children handled the scandal surrounding their uncle well, he said. “They went to school every day and they never missed a day of school,” Paul Petrino said. “They had their heads up high. They carried their chest high and I’m proud of them. They’ve been really good.” Though his brother was fired, Paul Petrino said he doesn’t have any plans to leave. “I hope to be here,” Paul said. “I came here. My goal was for my kids to go to high school here for four years and my goal come through. “We do a good job getting people on, drawing walks,” Reynolds said. “It’s whenever that runner gets to second base, it seems like we have a tough time getting that big hit. We just need to work on that.” Coupled with a 4-0 midweek loss at Oklahoma, the Hogs are hitting just .198 their last four games. “We know that they’re mentally and physically prepared to get that job done,” Baxendale said. “Right now it’s just not happening. Baseball’s a game of mountaintops and valleys. You’ve got to go up and down, up and down. That’s why .300 is a great average. “So the hits will come. We know it. The hitters know it. Everyone on our team knows it.” season to hire someone, whoever the new coach is — promoted interim or outside coach — could have an awful 2013 recruiting class. What recruit would sign with a school that doesn’t have a coach? Ohio State got Urban Meyer after going the interim route. Could Long attract a high-level coach by waiting, too? Somewhere in between the hire now and the interim route is Garrick McGee. He was at Arkansas all four years with Petrino, including the last two as offensive coordinator, before taking the
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 , 2012 is to help this team go win a championship. Those are still my goals.” Though he is the offensive coordinator now, Paul said he is open to any changes athletic director Jeff Long wants to make, even if that included being tabbed as interim head coach. “I’m interested in helping this team win in any way the administration wants us to win,” Paul Petrino said. “Anything they want us to do, I’m behind it 100 percent. I’m behind all these assistant coaches. I think the best plan for us to be suc-
cessful is all of us to stay together, so the kids know what we’re doing and how we do things. “I just can’t wait to keep coaching them and go win a bunch of games.” Despite the distractions, he has tried to keep it from affecting his coaching. “I’m focused on being the best coach I can be and the best husband and dad I can be,” Paul said. “That’s all I can do right now. I’ve come in here and I’ve been coaching with great energy and great passion and doing everything in my power.”
home to my family.” Anderson can’t comment on unsigned recruits or transfers who are not enrolled at the UA. Whoever fills the final spot will join Harris and Alexandria, La., point guard DeQuavious “Dee” Wagner as spring additions to the roster. Wagner signed a letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. He was named Mr. Basketball in Louisiana following his senior season and averaged more than 19 points per game his junior and senior seasons. “I am excited to have DeQuavious become a part of our program,” Anderson said in a statement. “He brings a winning mentality and a warrior’s workmanship. He has quick-
ness, toughness, vision and a high basketball IQ, all qualities that will add to our team.” Wagner joined three Razorbacks signees who inked their letters of intent in the early signing period in November. The group—Wagner, Memphis guard Anthlon Bell (6-3, 180), Adamsville, Ala., small forward Jacorey Williams (6-8, 190) and Shreveport, La., small forward Michael Qualls (6-5, 200)—will be part of a roster makeover for the Hogs next season. Arkansas could have at least seven new players eligible next season, including the four signees, Harris, Oklahoma State transfer guard and Fayetteville native Fred Gulley and Louisville, Ky., dual-sport athlete MeKale McKay, who signed a football letter of intent and will also play basketball.
Alabama-Birmingham headcoaching job in December. He is familiar with the players on both sides of the ball and taught the offensive scheme to Ryan Mallett and Tyler Wilson. Is he what you want long term, though? Because if he isn’t, Long can’t hire him just to have a fulltime head coach and try to win in 2012. To be clear, there is no winwin situation for Arkansas. That scenario went out of play when Petrino wrecked his motorcycle April 1. Every scenario now has
risks involved. It’s up to Long to weigh those risks and make the best decision for now and the future. If Long makes the right decision, Hog fans will respect the decision to fire Petrino as a sad but necessary one. If he doesn’t, they will look at the firing as throwing away Arkansas’ best chance to be an elite program in decades. No pressure. Jimmy Carter is the sports editor for The Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter @jicartersports.
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LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER After Bobby Petrino’s firing, younger brother and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino will call the plays for the remainder of the Hog’s spring practices.
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