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Chip tha Ripper, Big Boi join Kid Cudi for UA Concert Sound of by SUSIE DAGASTINO Contributing Writer
Kid Cudi is scheduled to perform a free concert for UA students along with Chip tha Ripper and Big Boi April 29 at Barnhill Arena. Tickets for the Kid Cudi concert will be made available April 7 at 10 a.m. at http:// osa.uark.edu until April 13
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at noon. Distributions for student tickets will be in the Union Connections Lounge on April 16 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public. The Kid Cudi event will cost around $165,000 out of the $262,000 budget, said Mary Coonley, committee advisor. At the end of every semester, the Programs Allo-
cations Board will re-appropriate the unused funds to student programs. The concert is sponsored by the Headliners Concert Committee, which is allotted student fee money to provide entertainment for students at the UA. The committee is bringing bigger artists as opening acts than what is typical for past
concerts, Coonley said. Both Chip da Rippa and Big Boy have accepted offers to perform at the Kid Cudi concert. In the past, HCC officials book a concert for each semester. After a scheduling conflict with Girl Talk last semester, the committee was forced to cancel the fall 2011 concert. HCC was not able to get
any concerts off the ground last semester because of booking issues, said committee member Austin Reid. “We got lucky because people thought that the Eli Young Concert that UP [University Programs] had was the fall semester’s concert,” Reid said.
‘The Sound of Music’
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by MATILDE BONIFAZ Staff Writer
Dance Around the World will be April 13 at 6 p.m. at Holcombe Hall. This is their fourth year to organize Dance Around the World, this year providing food from Taste of Thai and Pitas. “I feel the event is growing in terms of number of both audience and performers. I believe the first year was more for Holcombe resident and we gradually started to open to anybody who is interested in learning different cultures through dance performances,” said Namiko Bagirimvano, program assistant. “April is such a busy month with a lot of activities going on, yet, we would strongly recommend for everyone to come over and enjoy the performances in a
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Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano, performs a collection of opera songs on love, accompanied by pianist Donald Sulzen in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall Tuesday.
Africa by MATILDE BONIFAZ Staff Writer
The African Student Organization will be hosting its annual Sound of Africa Banquet Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m., at the Fayetteville Town Center. The African Student Organization is an International cultural student organization at the UA. The organization represents 54 nations of Africa. ASO strives to create awareness within the University community, as well as the Northwest Arkansas region about the rich and diverse cultures of Africa and its people. Every year the African Students Organization hosts its annual Sound of Africa Banquet, which provides music, dancing, a fashion show, poetry and a silent auction. Students are to expect a variety of African music and culture of African students in the Northwest Arkansas Community. “There will be a lot of visual art performances done by African students such as
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Senior Citizens Enjoy Free Tuition Opportunities at UA
Don’t put the“Ewww” in Shoes
by LAUREN LEATHERBY Features Editor
by ROSALYN TAYLOR Staff Writer
Well ladies, spring time is in full bloom and it’s time to make sure your wardrobe is, too. Bring out your sun dresses, rompers and short-shorts, it’s time to show off those sun-deprived stems. No spring outfit is complete without the proper accessories. Most importantly, shoes. Flip-flops, wedges and sling-back flats are all spring-time styles that can make every girl feel free and sexy. But with fun shoes comes maintenance. Taking advantage of pedicures, lotions, oils and scrubs is imperative when wearing toe-showing shoes. A
brand new pair of Steve Madden’s just isn’t so sexy when being worn by ashy feet with chipping nail polish. Every girl loves going to get a spa pedicure at her favorite nail shop with the girls, but sometimes the budget just doesn’t allow for it. The next best solution? Grab your best nail file and clippers, some baby oil, towels and your your favorite moisturizing body lotion and give yourself a fabulous homemade pedicure! It’s cheap and fun and can look just as good if you take your time! Exfoliation and moisturizing are both very important when taking care of your feet. A good way to keep your feet soft and sandal-ready is to wear socks around the house after applying lotion! It helps to insulate your feet while, at the same time, removing oils. This is perfect for when you’re getting ready for a night out with friends and you’re fearful of your feet slipping and sliding around. Twenty minutes wearing the socks and you’re good to go. Feet still moving around too much due to sweat or lose sandal straps? Try a little Firm Grip, mentioned in last week’s article, and some Dr. Scholl’s foot petals. They’ll give you that extra grip you need when walking around. Pretty feet, check! Hot shoes? No need to worry! Cosmopolitan.com has some great pics for sandals priced under $40. Forever 21, Express and American Eagle all offer colorful sandals that could complement any spring attire. Looking for a more color and height? Check out LOLOmag.com for their pics on floral footwear and their picks for sandals for under $50. Dillard’s and Urban Outfitters both made the cut. Urban Outfitters has great online inventory and Dillard’s is right in our backyard, so don’t miss out! Put away the UGGs and closed toe pumps, it’s time to soak those toes and slip then in a sexy pair of summer friendly sandals!
Richard Murie, 88, served his country in World War II, earned a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry in the 1950s, and has taught chemistry courses at universities throughout the United States and Mexico. Now he sits among a handful of 20-somethings as a UA masters student studying Spanish. Murie is representative of a growing trend of senior citizens in Arkansas enrolling in classes free of charge. The number of students over the age of 60 enrolled in classes has tripled in the last three years, according to the UA Office of Admissions. In the fall of 2011, there were 68 students over the age of 60 enrolled in classes, and that number does not include all of the seniors that are auditing classes, said Julie Crawford, the UA senior citizen outreach coordinator. Though Arkansas residents over the age of 60 have been able to enroll for free in UA classes since an Arkansas act was passed in 1975, the number of senior students taking classes has ballooned recently because of the University’s increased focus on reaching out to the older student population. “I’ve been working for the past 5 or so years now, but before that there was no one dedicated to getting the word out,” Crawford said. “Publicizing that this program exists has contributed to seniors becoming more aware that it’s here.” Crawford also attributes the growing number of senior students to current economic conditions. “Some of them are coming back to finish degrees that they started long ago,” Crawford said. “Some are still working and want to increase their skills and marketability.” Many other seniors are merely looking to learn more about an area that interests them for free. Murie, who taught chemistry classes in Mexico for many years, is getting his masters degree in Spanish simply because he is interested in
learning more about the language, but his interests don’t stop there. “If I have the time, I’d like to take some more English courses and creative writing courses. The courses in chemistry have changed fantastically since I retired, so I wouldn’t mind taking some of those,” Murie said. “I’d like to take courses in geology because I think it’s fantastic to drive through the area and see where the roads cut through the hills. I see all the different layers of rock, and I’d like to learn a little bit more about them.” Other seniors have become university students because they never had the chance to do so in the past. “I’ve come back to school because I’ve wanted to do so since I was 17. I graduated high school when I was 17, and it was not the best time for me to go to college,” said M.J. Brashear, a student in the tuition waver program majoring in history with a minor in African-American studies. “This is something that I’ve always wanted to do. When I heard about the program, I knew I had to do it.” Brashear would like to start a new career upon graduation. “I would love the chance to work at a museum or at the History Channel. Another dream job for me would be to work at Mount Vernon,” Brashear said. “I’m fascinated by learning about our presidents, learning about how they made it. Many of them began as just ordinary men. I have no idea where the future is going to take me, but I hope it’s a career in history.” Many seniors face challenges that younger students wouldn’t think twice about. “Sometimes they’re a bit confused about how to go through ISIS and register for classes, so during senior citizen priority registration, we get a lot of them coming in, and we’ll help register them on ISIS,” Crawford said. Murie said nearly all of his classes have used Blackboard. He has
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Pesto Café: Italian Meets Hippie by KIMBERLY McGUIRE Staff Writer
Nothing puts me into do-nothing mode better than rain, but I’ve recently found that when combined with carbs, the result is a state of inebriation that no fraternity liver could match. Exhibit A: Pesto Café. My favorite thing to do when waiting out the flood—drift into a carbohydrate coma. It’s raining, and the restaurant we were planning on visiting had closed for the day. Had we done a little Internet browsing, we would have known that. After debating where our next choice would be, an executive decision was made and we departed for Pesto Café. By this time, the rain had only grown to an irritating trickle, but once we arrived to the dilapidated motel that houses the eatery, the clouds decided to open up and release their fury. Luckily we had skillfully dodged the droplets for fear of melting and were well on our way to ordering our meals. Once we were seated, Willow, our eccentric waitress, asked us if we were in the mood for “tasty or untasty beverages.” We immediately liked her although we were unsure if water constitutes as tasty or untasty. She assured us that their water is especially tasty because “we actually filter ours here.” She returned with our tasty water and asked if any of us were interested in “leh-mone” or “beverage accessories” (lemon or straws). Again, Willow gained a lot of points with us. She gave us plenty of
time to peruse the menu and assured us of our wise decisions. One of us placed an order of the Pesto Pasta, “groovy,” said Willow. Across from me, an order of Mara’s Magnificent Make pizza, which is “way worth puttin’ in your pie hole,” according to Willow. I just went with the lasagna, which generated a cackle from Willow. “There’s nothing ‘just’ about the lasagna,” she said. As we munched on our salads, I took a look around the restaurant. Having been here a few times before,
I was surprised to just now be noticing the psychedelic memorabilia that covered the walls. Was Jerry Garcia an Italian icon and I’m just now realizing it? When were multi-colored mushrooms considered a staple decoration for a restaurant that isn’t called “Mellow Mushroom”? There was stark juxtaposition between the décor, the overall atmosphere and the menu. I was snapped out of my quizzical daydream when I heard a voice drifting through a speaker; I turn around to see a bearded man
with streaks of black hair that hadn’t caught on to the grey-reaction like the rest of his head. Unaware that Pesto Café had live music, it was quite a treat. He played many of his own songs, but he would sneak a few in that the crowd knew, too. This man looked like he was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains and came down to croon a few folk songs just for us. Our food made its way to the table and my mouth dropped in awe at what was placed in front of
me. Nothing “just” about it is right, Willow. It was obscene how much food was in front of me. It could have fed a small island of people. Small as in the size of our table. Not only did I get lasagna, but it also came with a side of pasta. Makes complete sense, right…Pasta with a side of pasta? Did I mention that the entire dish was served in a skillet? I knew there was something
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Open since 1997, Pesto Cafe, located on College Avenue, offers authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.Customers can enjoy live music every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday night.
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Now that I’m convinced that summer is here, and the weather won’t drop a single degree until the beginning of next semester, I only found it right to take my new mixing bowls (thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law) out and pick up a few fresh lemons from the grocery store. After cleaning my kitchen and adding a Hawaiian scented bar to my Scentsy candle warmer, I was feeling in the mood to make a sweet summer dessert perfect for an evening in the summer sun, which is where this simple, delicious lemon pound cake came from. Add a few fresh strawberries and some whipped cream, and you’re truly in for a treat. My husband loves anything with lemons in it, down to cutting them up and eating wedges for a snack. I, on the other hand, don’t care too much for them. Yet, I think that we can both agree on this zesty yet sweet lemon dessert. And though when making it I thought that adding so much lemon would equate to a taste bud catastrophe, the sweet and sour balance is simply perfect. Ingredients ½ cup melted butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten Juice from 1 lemon Zest from 2 lemons ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ cup milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter and sugar until incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Then, roll your lemons on a chopping board with the palm of your hand (this releases the juices and makes the lemon much easier to squeeze). Before cutting into the fruit, take a grater or zester (if you have one)
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special about theirlasagna, but I didn’t know that it came with a diving board. So much sauce and noodles and sheer euphoria, I’m surprised a life jacket didn’t accompany it. I was the a huge portion, and some of the best pasta I’ve had in Fayetteville. The Mara’s Magnificent Make was also amazing, as was the Pesto Pasta, but I really only had eyes for my skillet of splendor. Their garlic bread isn’t half bad, either. Once Willow returned with our ticket, which was completely Willow-ed out with a fanciful tree stamp and a few crafty owl stickers,
and remove the bright yellow rind, making sure not to grate down too much (you don’t want to end up with the white rind below). Place the zest into the mixture. At this time, you can place the other lemon in the fridge. Cut your lemon in half, and squeeze the fruit into the palm of your hand, to catch any seeds that fall out. You can squeeze the lemon juice into the cake batter directly, or into a smaller bowl. Once the juice is added, mix the zest and juice into the batter. Add the salt, flour and baking powder, and mix well. When you have a thick batter, slowly add the milk and whisk until you have a rich, thin mix. Pour the batter into a loaf pan, and bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool.
we applauded for the mystery music man’s finale of “Happy Trails” and paid for our gluttonous doings. Trying to balance our substantial to-go boxes in the other hand whilst signing our receipts and hoarding after-dinner mints in our purses proved to be challenging, but we managed. Each one of our meals ended up costing a good $20, a little pricey for the average collegiate meal, but well worth it. The leftovers alone will make an entirely filling meal for tomorrow and, yes, you have enough time to drive home and put the leftovers in the fridge before the food coma strikes. It’d be interesting to see that Breathalyzer result.
Rich, sweet and with a hint of zesty and fresh lemon flavor, this pound cake is simply divine. Serve with fresh, sliced strawberries and just a little whipped cream. Thanks to a warm summer day, a grocery store run and just a little inspiration, this pound cake was a great way to end the day and enjoy the beautiful weather in Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville Farmers’ Market To Open This Weekend We have been waiting for months, and the weekend is now here where the sun is set to shine and the Farmers’ Market will finally set up in the Fayetteville Square. Bringing fresh produce, flowers, live music and locals together on Saturday morning, the Farmers’ Market will open at 7 a.m., and is a great opportunity for students to get up early for once to enjoy a Saturday morning. The Farmers’ Market is an event we look forward to all winter, and we can finally enjoy everything that our local economy has to offer. With the end of the year quickly approaching, and schedules growing more hectic with each week the passes, the market is a great place to take a break and enjoy our town away from campus. So, this weekend be sure to set aside the homework and head down to the Square for a great Saturday morning.
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again. This was obviously racially motivated to me. I mean, it’s a white guy in a nice car...and then me,” said Fussell. Though nothing ever came of it, it only adds to Fussell’s other experiences. Would you say this is racism? Would you be offended if any of these things happened to you? What you must keep in mind is that it’s easy to say that race doesn’t matter when you have never had to experience the prejudice that tells you that it does. It’s easy to say racism doesn’t exist when you’re of the majority. And it’s easy to be color blind when you are not a person of color. Acknowledging race is not racism, and pretending that one’s race doesn’t exist is a flawed idea that only upholds ignorance. It’s all about embracing, understanding and avoiding stereotypes, and treating all people as they way you’d like to be treated — like a human being.
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piece of attire worn by many different people, regardless of race, sex, or socioeconomic background. In an article by ABC News on Rivera apologizing for his original statement, Rivera said his intention was to warn “urban parents to realize that clothing their children wear... could appear menacing to people who don’t know them and could put them unnecessarily in danger.” “Urban” is the key word here. Though the accident took place in the suburbs, and though non-urban kids wear hoodies all of the time. In my opinion, Trayvon wouldn’t have looked so suspicious if he was white. UA graduate student, Sidney Fussell, says that he has experienced racial profiling first hand. He recalled an incident where he was riding in a car with a friend who was white, and they were pulled over for a rolling stop sign. “The cop who pulled us over asked for the driver’s ID, then my ID, runs them both, then gave them both back. A few moments later, another cop comes up and asks for my ID again, not the drivers, and ran my ID
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think that to be “racist” or to exhibit racism, one must go around yelling racial slurs, or walk around yelling, “white power.” Though people still do this, there are so many underlying feelings that many people have about different races that constitute racism or racial prejudice. Those feelings can be translated in everyday life, through everyday activities and conversations. Most recently, we’ve seen it play a role in the tragic shooting of 17-yearold Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. There is great debate as to whether race played a role in the killing or not. The suspect, George Zimmerman, is hispanic, and claimed that Martin looked “suspicious.” Martin was wearing a hoodie while walking down the street toward his father’s home. The only items he was armed with was a can of sweet tea and Skittles. Geraldo Rivera, on Fox and Friends, stated that he felt Trayvon’s wearing of a hoodie contributed to his being shot. This created an uproar from people everywhere. But what about a hoodie makes one so suspicious? A hoodie is a
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from page 2 adapted to Blackboard, he said, but not nearly as quickly as his younger classmates. “When I first heard my professor mention Blackboard, I pictured an actual blackboard,” Brashear said. Using modern-day computers are a noticeable difference for Brashear as well. “I’m used to typing on a typewriter,” Brashear said, “So these small keyboards are definitely an adjustment.” Adjustments aside, Brashear has learned to love constantly using computers. “I love Google and Wikipedia,” she said. “You can’t use Wikipedia as a source, but it’s the best way to get background knowledge on a topic. It’s a lifesaver sometimes.” Other issues seniors face sometimes have more to do with physical concerns. “My biggest difficulty is hearing. I’m practically totally deaf without my hearing aids,” Murie said. “When the air conditioning comes on in a classroom, it sounds like I’m in a subway station with a train going by.” Murie also sometimes has difficulties with the campus parking situation. “There are a couple of handicap spots near the building. I’m quite severely handicapped in walking and lifting my arms, so I park over there and walk here,” he said. “Handicapped parking is an issue, I feel, that needs to be addressed, because I see many young students in handicapped spots jumping out of their car, throwing their backpack on and running across the street. I can’t see any handicap there.”
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Elderly students above 60 years old can take courses for free through the university. Donna Vanneman is one student who has used this to her advantage and is enrolled in a three hour Printmaking course. Vanneman said, “I try to get my friends to take classes with me but they just won’t!” Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of having seniors in the classroom is the life experience that older students bring to the table. During a history lesson on civil rights, an older student was able to tell the class about her firsthand experience during the 1960s in Alabama, Crawford said. “You just can’t get a lesson better than that,” Crawford said. Many of Murie’s Spanish classes focus on Spanish literature and center around discussion of literary interpretation. “In his comments in class on characters from Don Quijote such
as Marcela, a young woman who defends her own right to turn away her suitors, and Ruy Pérez de Viemda, a military captain who spent years in captivity, Richard [Murie] shows a real depth of compassion and insight that can only come from someone who has lived a full life through his family, his studies and his service,” said Dr. Mark Aquilano, a visiting assistant professor that teaches Murie’s Don Quijote class. The opportunity to learn from one another goes both ways. “I’m amazed by what I learn from the younger students. They have ideas about things that I never would
have thought of,” Brashear said. “I’m learning from the professor, but I’m also learning from the students. I try to keep an open mind.” The 1975 act states that Arkansas residents over the age of 60 can enroll for free in UA classes on a “space available” basis, meaning that they can enroll in open seats in classes only after paying students have chosen their classes. “Because it is enrollment a spaceavailable basis, we tell them to come up here [to register] with not just one class in mind because that class could be full,” Crawford said. “We’ll really work to get them into a class.”
As the program continues to grow, more seniors will get the opportunity to learn more about an interesting topic, keep their minds active, and make themselves more marketable. “It’s a wonderful program. It’s a great program for senior citizens, and I think it’s a great program for the intermingling of young people and older generations to get to know each other and to get to see the difference,” Murie said. “The state of Arkansas has done a great job at making that program available.”
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casual, intimate and welcoming environment within the residence hall.” This year the event will have Rwanda, Ghana, Tunisia, Palestine, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama and USA. “Before the performances we are planning to serve food. We are in the process of securing funding from the Residents Interhall Congress who has been a great sponsor for different Holcombe programs in the past,” Bagirimvano said. One of the unique dances presented this year are the countries Dominican Republic and Haiti, who will be performing two islands fusion dances. “I think it is really important that every country
from page 1 dancing, poetry and music. We are expecting around 400 people, also ever since the event has been created, it has had a great success and we are hoping it stays that way,” said Denis Rugira, president of African Student Organization. The African Organization has not had the Sound of Africa for students to embrace their culture for more than six years. “At this banquet you should expect exciting performances, delicious food catered by an African chef from California and also plenty of opportunities to learn about the African culture. Our performances will include African traditional and contemporary dances, music and plays that will provide good insight on the culture of Africa,” said Emmanuel Shoyinka, Vice
shares their culture to each other, especially in dancing, since everyone has a different rhythm and sound,” said Juan Mario Roig, kinesiology major. “We hope to see the Holcombe Living Room space full of people. Our international community is growing and I am personally very happy to see all the students being very active like this. Also some dancers will represent the U.S. culture as well, which will be a great opportunity to show the U.S. pride to their international friends,” Bagirimvano said. “Every year and semester Holcombe prepares great events, especially for international students at the University of Arkansas. I am looking forward to attending one where you can dance along to music from different countries,” said Matthew Barret, sociology major.
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president of African Student Organization. “Thanks to the joint effort of all the members of the African Student Organization and also the help of other organizations, I expect the banquet to go smoothly and with great success,” Shoyinka said. “The event provides such a wonderful experience. It’s amazing how much one can say about someone’s culture with their music and visual art,” said Jessica Jordan, English major. The program is open for anyone who wishes to learn more about African culture. Tickets will be distributed in front of the Union Food Court Tuesday April 3rd at 12 p.m. Student tickets are free with a student ID, non student tickets are $15. Non-students can also get their tickets at the same period of time. COURTESY PHOTO
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Thursday, April 5 Chamber Music Recital Chamber music performance by students and faculty from the Department of Music. Admission is free. 7:30 p.m. Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall Fine Arts Center
There have been many different opinions about this change in events for the fall concerts. Some students, such as Ashton Williams, sophomore, think this is a better use of the student fee money. “Having a concert once a year makes the event more monumental because if the student’s funds are reserved for an artist that reaches to a larger population of the student body, it is a better investment of the funds they are allotted,” Williams said. Others, however, think this is a disservice to the students. Having a concert every
semester expands the type of musicians that come to campus, said Karmen Childers, junior. Having a different genre every semester, Childers said, is more likely to appeal to a wider range of students. HCC members hope bringing an up-and-coming musician, such as Kid Cudi, will alleviate some of the concerns, Reid said. Students were polled at the beginning of the spring semester to see which musician they would prefer to come to the UA and Kid Cudi got more votes than J. Cole and Nelly.
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Beginning Ballroom and Salsa Dance This 10 week course will teach the basic dance steps and styles for several ballroom dances. The class will start off at the Jones Center. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Jones Center
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Avenger Movie Series: Iron Man Showing of Iron Man from 7 until 9 p.m. in the University Programs Video Theater. There will be free popcorn and soda. 7 - 9 pm. UP Video Theater Arkansas Union
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National Alcohol Screening Day The University of Arkansas Psychological Clinic will host National Alcohol Screening Day this Thursday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. UA Psychological Clinic
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SPORTS THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER WEEKENDER
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
SPORTS EDITOR: JIMMY CARTER GYMNASTICS
ASST. SPORTS EDITOR: ZACH TURNER FOOTBALL
Players: Petrino’s Toughness Reflects Team by ZACH TURNER
Asst. Sports Editor
LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas senior gymnast Jamie Pisani, the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Year, leads the No. 10 Razorbacks in the NCAA Regionals in Fayetteville on Saturday. The team is looking for its fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships and are hoping to bounce back after a sixth place finish in the SEC Championships two weeks ago.
Big Meet Brewing
Arkansas football players suffered the loss of a teammate in November when tight end Garrett Uekman died because of a previously unknown heart condition. Monday morning they found out coach Bobby Petrino was in the hospital after an ugly motorcycle wreck. Petrino suffered multiple injuries from the wreck, including a cracked or broken C2 vertebrae, four broken ribs in his upper chest, a sprained neck and numerous bruises and cuts. Still, his players were quickly able to find out the injuries weren’t life threatening. “It was a huge relief,” junior quarterback Brandon Mitchell said. “With us losing a teammate last year, that is nothing anyone wants to go through again, losing a coach, especially your leader at the top.” Mitchell heard about the wreck Monday morning in his 8:30 class. “Somebody asked me and I was like ‘Nah, I don’t know about that,’” Mitchell said. “Then five minutes later I googled it and there it was on ESPN.” Players like junior running back Knile Davis found out the news via social networking.
“I found out through Twitter,” Davis said. “I saw a lot of trending topics and he was a trending topic. I text him and was like ‘I am praying for you. How are you doing, are you okay?’ Then he texted me back and was like ‘I am doing fine.’ I didn’t know he owned a motorcycle, so I was kind of shocked. It kind of came out the blue.” Petrino watched practice from the Reynolds Razorback Stadium press box Tuesday, less than 48 hours after the wreck. “I already knew he was going to be at practice,” sophomore receiver Marquel Wade said. “He’s too strong of a man not to be at practice.” Petrino’s willingness to still make it to practice less than five hours after he was released from the hospital and while wearing a neck brace meant something to his players. “Man, he is a tough guy,” Small said. “He got scratched up a little bit, he told us what happened and he was at practice today. That showed that I can’t, I really don’t want to take plays off if he is there like that.” Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, Petrino’s younger brother, led practice on the field Tuesday, though
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Gymnastics trying to qualify for nationals
by HARRISON STANFILL Staff Writer
Arkansas’ gymnastics team looks to advance to its fifth consecutive NCAA Championship this weekend as it hosts one of six NCAA Regionals on Saturday in Barnhill Arena. This is the ninth straight year that the Razorbacks have earned a spot in an NCAA Regional and the third time they will host. The Razorbacks will welcome No. 3 UCLA, No. 15 Boise State, No. 19 Missouri, New Hampshire and Maryland to Fayetteville for the
NCAA South Central Regional. “I think, for us, the crowd is definitely a huge advantage,” co-coach Rene Cook said. “I know the girls always look forward to that energy. The familiarity with the gym, the confidence that this is our gym and just that energy, I know we are all extremely excited to be in here.” Hosting the regional in Fayetteville is one advantage that Arkansas can count on. Another is the extra week to get an injured roster healthy in time for the regional, especially All-American soph-
omore Katherine Grable and junior Kelci Lewis, who both have struggled to overcome ankle injuries. “Kat is progressing pretty well and we are looking forward to her being in at least two events and possibly three,” co-coach Mark Cook said. “Kelci is looking favorable to get back in the floor lineup and on vault.” Having both Grable and Lewis back for the regional could have a major impact for the Razorbacks in more ways than just on the scoreboard. “I think it will definitely calm the team down because
you have that confidence in those individuals,” Mark Cook said. “So if they are in the lineup and they are performing it kind of takes a little bit of the pressure off, it gives us a little more breathing room.” Arkansas has to finish within the top two in the meet to advance to the NCAA Championship, but Mark Cook said focusing on this weekend and not looking ahead will be important. “You have to compete and relax, you cannot let the ex-
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GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was at practice less than two days after being injured in a motorcycle accident. Petrino took in practice from the press box instead of his usual spot on the field.
Petrino in Press Box Nobles Leaving Hogs by JIMMY CARTER Sports Editor
Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino watched practice from the Reynolds Razorback Stadium press box for a second consecutive day Wednesday. Petrino was unable to coach on the field again, just three days after his Sunday motorcycle wreck. “He’s communicating
with us on his thoughts,” defensive coordinator Paul Haynes said. “Like I said, we’ve ran practice a bunch of times. He’s up in the press box watching and he communicates with us after practice.” Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino led practice for the second consecutive day in his older brother’s absence from the field. “You can feel he’s missing
or whatever, but everybody just has to step up,” junior defensive end Chris Smith said. “Coach Paul Petrino is doing a good job leading.” Haynes: Spring is for moving players around Smith and junior defensive end Austin Flynn have worked standing up this week, playing the role of de-
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GARETH PATTERSON STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Bobby Petrino watched practice from the press box for a second consecutive day Wednesday as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in a Sunday motorcycle accident.
by ZACH TURNER
Asst. Sports Editor
Julysses Nobles is leaving the Arkansas basketball team after three seasons according to a UA release Wednesday. The 6-foot-1 point guard started 54 of the 91 games he played in, including 28 during the 2011-2012 season. Nobles led the team in assists with 99 while also scoring 8.7 points per game for the 18-14 Razorbacks. “I appreciate everything that Julysses did for the Razorback program during his three years,” coach Mike Anderson said. “He is a good young man who will continue to grow and mature. I wish him the best as he pursues another opportunity to play basketball and earn his degree.” The Jackson, Miss., native scored a career-high 24 points with seven assists in the Hogs upset of No. 15 ranked Mississippi State this season. “I have enjoyed my time as a Razorback,” Nobles said. “After speaking with Coach Anderson, I feel it is time for me to move on.” It is uncertain whether MILLER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Nobles will transfer to an- Arkansas guard Julysses Nobles is leaving the programRYAN after three season as a Razorback. It other school for his final sea- is uncertain whether Nobles will transfer to another school for his final season of eligibility. son of eligibility.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
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Could you play both ways at physically demanding spots? I don’t think it will be a full-time thing over there. It will probably be a spot thing, but I look at linebacker and fullback the same way. You’ve got to be willing to hit somebody. <RXORRNPRUH¿WWKLV\HDU" It’s just to go longer. So if we put together a long drive I don’t have to come out. I did a pretty good job last year of staying in there, but I just wanted to make sure I could go as long as we really needed to. That last drive in the scrimmage we went a long time, put to- gether a good drive. What do you weigh now? I’m at 250 right now. I was 255. Nothing big, just a couple of pounds. I’ve been running a little more, extra cardio. What do you think about coach Bobby Petrino getting back so soon after the acci- dent? I said, man, that guy is tough. He’s a tough guy. He got scratched up a little bit. He told us what happened and he was at practice. That showed me I can’t, I really don’t want to take plays off if he’s here like that. Were you amazed that he was able to re- cover so quickly? Coach Petrino’s a tough guy. That’s one of the things he preaches here is toughness and how leads by example and is showing how tough you really can be. Does that inspire you to practice harder? You feel, if he can be here watching prac- tice after what he’s been through, then I can sure give it everything I’ve got. Got in a little late, must be question about getting some touches in scrimmage? He called my number a few times, and I’m just happy I caught the ball and ran the ball pretty good. You caught a few passes and had a few nice carries the other day. What was that like? It’s always fun to get the ball in your hands a little bit. I actually was a running back in high school, so it was a good to catch the ball and run the ball a little bit more. It doesn’t look like you forgot what to do with the ball? No sir. No sir. Kind of like riding a bike.
RYAN MILLER Staff Photographer from FOOTBALL on page 8 the older Petrino used a walkie-talkie to communicate with staff on the field. “His brother is real intense and they have the same personality,” Mitchell said. “You miss his leadership and things like that out there, but coach Paul did a great job keeping things organized out there.”
Even though Petrino wasn’t in his usual coaching position as the Razorbacks began week three of spring practice, offensive line coach Chris Klenakis said it didn’t feel like he was gone. “Coach is always there,” Klenakis said. “It doesn’t matter, coach is always there. He is just there. This is his program and his team and his stamp is on it. The values he has put on this team and
the traditions, we’re expected to carry on.” It is uncertain when Petrino will be able to rejoin his team on the practice field, though senior quarterback Tyler Wilson said his coach probably won’t want to be gone too long. “I think he is anxious to get better and in time he will,” Wilson said. “He is just happy to be in the shape he is.”
Hogs Back Home Razorbacks trying to stop skid
LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas junior pitcher DJ Baxendale (24) will start Sunday’s game against Georgia instead of his normal Friday game spot due to recent struggles in his mechanics. Baxendale has allowed 17 hits and 12 runs over his last 5.1 innings pitched. by MARTHA SWEARINGEN Staff Writer
FILE PHOTO Coach Bobby Petrino has had to watch practice in the Reynolds Razorback Stadium press box since his Sunday motorcycle accident.
After being swept at LSU last weekend, No. 13 Arkansas will return home to Baum Stadium on Friday for a weekend series against Georgia. The Bulldogs (18-11, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) were ranked No. 25 prior to this week’s Baseball America’s poll, but fell out of the rankings after dropping a series at home against No. 8 Kentucky last weekend. Georgia won the series opener 7-6 after battling with the Wildcats, but lost 9-8 Saturday and 11-2 Sunday.
“They’ve struggled and lost games, but they’ve swung the bat,” Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn said. Four Bulldogs are batting better than .300. “They have a couple of pow-
erful arms,” Van Horn said. “I think the biggest issue is going to be slowing them down to stop.” Bulldogs junior third base-
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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
LOGAN WEBSTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Arkansas sophomore gymnast Katherine Grable is expected to return for the Razorbacks in the NCAA Regional Saturday in Fayetteville after missing the team’s last three meets due to an ankle injury. from GYMNASTICS on page 8 pectations and pressure effect your performance,” Mark Cook said. “The major thing for us is we are telling the girls we are not even focusing on nationals.” With the focus on the regional, the coaches have tailored the practice schedule accordingly. The Razorbacks participated in an intersquad scrimmage Saturday to get ready for the speed and challenges of a
from BASEBALL on page 9 man Curt Powell is hitting .356 with one home run and 11 RBI on the season while reaching base in 15 consecutive games. Freshman left fielder Hunter Cole is on a career-best 12game hitting streak. He has hit six home runs and 16 RBIs while hitting .330. Junior catcher Brett DeLoach is hitting .307 with one home run and 13 RBI while sophomore outfielder Connor Welton has 14 RBI so far in the season and is hitting .302. As a team, Georgia is batting .287. On the mound, sophomore left-hander Alex Wood will open the series for the Bulldogs. Wood carries an ERA of 2.55 and is 3-1. Right-handed senior Michael Palazzone (0-3, 5.03)
meet involving six teams instead of the usual two. “We were a little bit rough in one area and we redid it and we were better, so we are getting back in the flow of things it was a really good inter squad from that standpoint.” Mark Cook said “I think our work out yesterday was really good so I think we are right on track.” The regional will be the final opportunity for seniors Mariah Howdeshell and recently-crowned Southeastern Conference Gymnast of
the Year Jamie Pisani to go out on top in Barnhill Arena. “Both are a joy to watch,” Mark Cook said. “Mariah has really stepped up on a couple of events as far as being in the vault lineup, and doing some beam this season as well, and her bars are just phenomenal. “Jamie Pisani is the top kid in the country. So if you want to see the No. 1 allaround athlete in the country, come watch the meet.”
will start game two and freshman right-hander Pete Nagel (0-0, 3.41) will start Sunday. The Razorbacks (22-6, 5-4 SEC) lead the SEC in overall ERA at 2.79, but the will be changing up their rotation for this weekend’s series. Sophomore RHP Ryne Stanek (6-0,1.26 ERA) will start on Friday instead of Saturday. Stanek has allowed two runs or less in each of his last five starts this season and is holding opponents to a .209 hitting percentage. “He (Stanek) is very confident,” Van Horn said. “When you throw in the mid-90s, the hitter obviously has to make his mind up a lot quicker, on whether he should swing or not.” Junior right-hander DJ Baxendale (5-1, 5.23 ERA) will pitch first on Sunday instead of
Friday after struggling in two blowout losses the last two Fridays. Right-handed sophomore Barrett Astin will be the new Saturday starter. He has been the Hogs’ closer this season and has an 0.99 ERA with six saves. Arkansas leads the all-time series with Georgia 24-19, including a 15-6 edge in Fayetteville. Last year, the Razorbacks were No. 14 when they dropped a series against the Bulldogs at Foley Field in Athens, Ga. The Friday opener will begin a six-game streak of conference play at home for the Razorbacks, including a weekend series with No. 10 Kentucky on April 13-15. The Georgia series opener begins at 6:35 p.m. Friday. Game two will start Saturday at 2:05 p.m., while the series will conclude at 12:05 p.m. Sunday.
from SPRING FOOTBALL on page 8 fensive end in a 3-4 defense. The duo is playing roles similar to what defensive ends did on occasion when Haynes was at Ohio State, he said. “A lot of times that guy can drop or he can rush,” Haynes said. “That’s kind of what gives offenses a little bit of a problem of not knowing if he’s going to rush or if he’s going to drop from that twopoint stance.” Senior defensive end Tenarius Wright was moved to middle linebacker after the first week of spring practice. Wright, Smith and senior fullback Kiero Small have worked linebacker drills after practice the last few workouts. “It’s going good,” Smith said. “I can adjust. I played a little bit of linebacker last year when we were in our 3-4 package. So whatever helps the team, if my hand is in the grass or I’m standing up, I’m just trying to help the team win.” Players on defense have been regularly moved up and down the depth chart during spring practice. “That’s really what the spring is for, to move guys around,” Haynes said. “There’s no ones and there’s no twos. Coming out of the spring, hopefully we can find out what they do best. Then we can put them in their spots.” Young corners progressing, impressing With just two returning cornerbacks, Arkansas redshirt freshmen Kelvin Fisher and Davyon McKinney have gotten a lot of reps at the position in spring practice. The duo gave up some plays in the first spring
Wright scrimmage Friday, but got to work against the Razorbacks’ top receivers most of the scrimmage. “Out there, you’ve got to be very good at technique,” Haynes said. “So coach (Bobby) Allen is working on those guys with fundamentals and technique … We’ve got to be sure that they continue to understand that they continue to understand what their role is at the corner position. Not give up big plays and things like that.” McKinney worked with the first-team defense at times Tuesday after having the same role in the Friday scrimmage when starter Tevin Mitchel tweaked his hamstring. “It gave me the experience of being ready at all times,” McKinney said. “If somebody else goes down, you’ve got to step up and be a man about it. No matter what situation.” Fisher unofficially led the team with three passes broken up in the scrimmage. “I thought I did pretty well for a first scrimmage,” Fisher said. “I learned some stuff. Made a couple of plays. So I’m happy about that. One thing I did learn is I still have to work on my press technique a little bit more and definitely have to get in the playbook as well.”