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Senate bill would give more funds The university could receive an  additional $5 million, which would  offset the funding shortfall. By aDam russELL The Shorthorn staff

Article 11 in Senate Bill 1 would make the university the only institution to receive special items funding from the Senate, legislators said. The bill would give $5 million in

additional funding to the university in the form of institutional enhancement dollars, which the university could use at the administration’s discretion. The university’s general revenue funding shortfall was set at $3 million over the next two years when the Texas House passed House Bill 1 by an overwhelming margin Friday morning. Rusty Ward, UTA Business Affairs vice president and controller,

said Senate Bill 1 would increase the university’s funding over the next two years. Ward said that though it’s premature to speculate on the outcome, the additional funding would increase the university’s state funding by $2 million. “This is the first really good news that we have had in a long time,” he said. “I can’t tell you how much better off we will be if this goes through as is.”

Insiders close to the Senate finance committee said state senators Chris Harris, R-Arlington, and Kim Brimer, R-Fort Worth/Arlington, pushed hard for special items funding for the university in an attempt to decrease any future funding shortfalls. Brimer spokesman Trent Townsend said Brimer’s No. 1 priority this legislative session is the university’s stake in available funding. “Sen. Brimer and Harris have been

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working hard to ensure funding for UT-Arlington,” Townsend said. “Sen. Brimer has been around for a long time, and he knows that this thing is not over, but he is doing everything in his power to help UT-Arlington.” State Rep. Paula Pierson, D-Arlington, said House Bill 1 and the attempts to add exceptional item funding gives her confidence that the university’s Funding continues on page 6

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Students win big in ACES competition The Annual Celebration of  Excellence by Students paid  $50-$300 in cash prizes. By JoaN KhaLaf The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Mykah Wright

international Week brought many participants to celebrate their countries with banners and live music. The students marched from the University  Center mall Monday and continued around campus.

Crowd of Many Colors

Timothy Lewis, an aerospace engineering graduate student, began work for his research project in August and presented it to a panel of faculty judges Friday at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students. The multidepartmental event comprised oral and poster presentations in the University Center. Students had the opportunity to win $50-$300 in cash at the awards ceremony following the morning and afternoon presentations. Lewis won first place in

the oral graduate morning category for his research on sensory targets for airplanes. He was surprised by his victory. “There were a lot of other presentations, and they always look like they did more than I did,” he said. “I always kind of don’t give myself enough credit.” Lewis thinks he won because of his speaking and presentation style. “I took debate in high school,” he said. “It’s about standing up there, not being nervous and having a conversation. I had to make eye contact and see when they were interested and when puzzled. My judges were all anthropologists, so I had to change aCes continues on page 6

The International Week ceremony featured national banners By cassIE smIth The Shorthorn staff

An annual demonstration representing student diversity on campus included more than 130 students carrying banners with their native countries’ names displayed. The Parade of Banners replaced the traditional Parade of Flags at Monday’s ceremony that launched International Week. The banners portrayed the school colors — blue, white and orange — and had a dif-

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ferent country’s name on each, including Greece, Egypt and Thailand. The march of students began and ended in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom. The parade could be heard from a long distance as the students marched in a

percussion line leading the parade. Dressed in Arabic clothing, accounting senior Maan Avdelkader proudly bore the Palestine banner. “I carry this banner as a symbol of my heritage,” he said. “A symbol of where I come from, my roots, where I was born.” Gemma Lamb, a University of Leicester American studies junior, carried the Banners continues on page 6

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architecture graduate student Carrie schart explains her research project  to psychology assistant professor Mark C. Frame during the Annual   Celebration of Excellence by Students on Friday in the University Center.

“It was the fastest construction any of us had ever been a part of.” samuel odamah, architecture senior 

A Lighthouse to the Community UTA students aid Dallas community, transforming neighborhood house into community center By samaNtha NhEma The Shorthorn: Monica Lopez 

haNgINg out graphic design freshman diana Tran, left, and photography sophomore stacy Chrzanowski hang up pieces Monday for the Art Sale for Florence in the University Center  art gallery. The proceeds from the show, which takes place Thursday, will help fund  two summer classes in Florence, Italy.

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Students proposed new ideas for the extended revitalization project of a South Dallas neighborhood to university community members Monday. Architecture seniors Josie Fitzgibbons, vice president of the university’s American Institute of Architecture Stu-

dents chapter, and Samuel Odamah attended the meeting with members of the Frazier neighborhood to give a presentation on future projects to revive vacant lots in the community. The students were involved in a spring-break revitalization project that transformed an abandoned house into a community center.

The meeting was held in the community center students refer to as the ‘Lighthouse.’ Fitzgibbons said that though the project seemed challenging initially, it proved beneficial. “It appeared to be a very small house, very enclosed and very dark,” she House continues on page 6


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CAMPUS NOTEBOOK Tuesday April 3, 2007

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Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline: For information, contact Mary Beth Fickel at 817272-2355 or studyabroad@uta.edu.

contact Courtney Bauman at 817-272-2355 or cbauman@ uta.edu. International Week Exhibits: 2-4 p.m., UC Bluebonnet Ballroom. Free. For information, contact Courtney Bauman at 817-272-2355 or cbauman@uta.edu. Continues through Friday.

Softball versus North Texas: 6 p.m., Denton. Admission TBA. For information, contact Bill Petitt at 817-272-2239 or wpetitt@ uta.edu.

For information, contact the Student Congress Executive Board at 817-272-0556.

WEDNESDAY APRIL

Movie Night — High Noon: 6-9 p.m., 11 University Hall. Phi Alpha Theta and the Transatlantic History Student Organization host a showing of the 1952 movie starring Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper. Free. Snacks provided. For information, contact Erica Johnson at 817-272-3958 or ejohnson@uta.edu.

Freeman Asia Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline — Fall Program: Swift Center. Free. For information, contact Mary Beth Fickel at 817-272-2355 or studyabroad@uta.edu.

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Art Exhibition — Gaspar Enriquez and Joseph Havel: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@ uta.edu.

UTA Volunteers Meeting: 2:154 p.m., UC Red River Room. Help plan and find out about upcoming events. Free. For information, contact Amber Bermudez at 817-272-2963 or abermudez@uta.edu.

International Week Food Fair: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center mall. For information,

Student Congress Committee Meeting: 6 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. Free.

Eating Disorder Support Group: 1-2 p.m., UC San Jacinto Room. Listen, share and learn that others struggle with similar thoughts and concerns. Free. For information, contact Jeremy Roden at 817-272-3277 or jroden@uta.edu.

International Week Fashion Show: 7-9 p.m., UC Bluebonnet Ballroom. Free. For information, contact Courtney Bauman at 817-272-2355 or cbauman@ uta.edu.

Joe Klein Lecture: 7:30-9:30 p.m., UC Rio Grande Ballroom. The Time Magazine columnist and author of Primary Colors, The Natural and Politics Lost discusses Islam and the War on Terror. Free. Reception and book signing will follow. For information, contact Danny Woodward at 817-272-2562 or woodward@uta.edu. Faculty Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 a.m., Fine Arts Building Irons Recital Hall. Free. For information, contact the Music Department at 817-272-3471 or music@uta.edu.

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CAMPUS BRIEFS International business freshman Kyle Withan, a Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member, walks off stage during the beachwear segment of the eighth annual Delta Zeta Man Show on Monday in University Center Rosebud Theatre. Withan won third place in the show that raised money for the Arlington Independent School District and Galludet University.

“It reinforces our school pride. This is a lot better than anything I imagined.” Huong Duong biology senior and Vietnamese Student Association member, on the banners that replaced national flags in the International Week parade. See Page 1

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POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

A staff member reported a pull station had been pulled Monday in Nedderman Hall. An officer found graffiti on a call box Sunday in Lot 49. A nonstudent was issued a criminal trespass warning Sunday in Lot 16. An officer responded to a report of a nonstudent having trouble breathing Sunday at 900 S. Center St. A person was found driving with an invalid driver’s license during a traffic stop Sunday at 700 S. Nedderman Drive. A person was found driving with an invalid driver’s license during a traffic stop Sunday at 400 Yates St.

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Sorority’s show raised money for Arlington schools, university for the deaf

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Student volunteers will mentor kids at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today. UTA Volunteers encourages students to help work with the children. Group members will meet in the UTA Volunteers office in the University Center basement at 3 p.m. and leave from there. Education sophomore Serena Cheng, a group member, estimates 30 to 40 kids will be at the club. “We also go play basketball and foosball with them. Just hanging out with the kids is great fun,” she said. “Having someone older to look up to, it really helps them.” Cheng said time conflicts keep many students from attending the weekly event. Having a constant face for the kids to see is advantageous though, she said. “Sometimes we just have people who like to go on their own,” she said. “That’s perfectly fine, too, and we highly encourage that. We have had some people who are really passionate about it and go every week to hang out with the kids.” For more information, contact the Blake Neeley, at 817-272-2963 or ban5105@exchange.uta.edu.

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UTA Volunteers to assist at Arlington Boys and Girls Club

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A shower just inside the stage-side dressing room reveals shorts, dirty underwear and a pair of pants dangling from the showerhead. The lines of clothes ranging from formal suits to bathing suits end at the mirrors where Brandon Baca sheds his attire quickly. The advertising senior was preparing for his next act in the eighth annual Delta Zeta Man Show on Monday night in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. Similar to a pageant, men from different fraternities competed in categories including talent, beachwear and question-and-answer sessions. Delta Zeta sorority members were assigned one contestant each and coached them through the preparation process before the show date. Business sophomore Michelle Robbins, Baca’s coach, said they spent hours

at the mall picking outfits. Baca spent $140. “We were in and out of every store,” she said. “I didn’t want everyday wear. T-shirts just didn’t do it for me.” Each sorority chapter president and Julie Murphy, Greek Life assistant director, judged the performances. Proceeds and donations benefited the Arlington Independent School District and Gallaudet University. While the audience whooped and hollered at an array of talents on stage, backstage dressing room doors swung open with wafts of hairspray and sounds of guitar and chattering. Aerospace engineering sophomore Jared Compton stood with an oversized white jacket and one earbud, listening to the song he was going to perform. “I got this suit from prom,” he said. “I couldn’t wear the pants because I burned a hole in them.” Architecture sophomore Mikhail

Professor will discuss Texas Congressional redistricting

Sookoor, who danced as Sugarhill Gang sang “jump on it,” enlisted the help of his brothers from Pi Kappa Alpha. “I’m forcing myself not to do anything stupid,” he said. “Right at this moment, I totally forgot what to do. We’re just going to rely on brotherly trust here.” Members of Delta Zeta dressed in black dresses and high heels rushed back and forth with schedules in hand. The dressing rooms began to fill as the contestants stripped, baby-oiled and gathered courage for the beachwear category. Wearing white plastic bags taped up like a diaper, music freshman Matt Sklut swished back and forth, generating static from the bags rubbing together. “They’re designer — genuine plastic,” he said. “I’m going to sell these, too. They’re going for about $90.” JOAN KHALAF news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Political science professor Jose Gutiérrez will discuss Texas Congressional redistricting during a geographic information system seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Library room B20. He will discuss the implications of the redrawing of the Texas Congressional boundaries in 2003 and the 2006 federal court decision that parts of the redrawing were unconstitutional. Afterward, librarian Joshua Been will lead participants through a hands-on exercise exploring implications of those district changes. The event is open to the university community. For more information, contact Joshua Been at been@uta.edu or 817-272-5826. — Zabrina Ransom

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PLAYLIST Each week, Scene asks Mavericks what they’re listening to, watching, reading or eating, in this case.

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HERE’S A TIP With multiple eateries under construction around the city, many, including the recently opened Studio Movie Grill, are hiring servers and food runners.

Jared Connaughton

anthropology senior and UTA sprinter

1. Good Will Hunting 2. Amnesiac, Radiohead 3. Veggie pizza from Papa John’s 4. “MythBusters,” 8 p.m. Wednesdays on the Discovery Channel 5. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan To see more of Connaughton’s playlist, visit http://www.theshorthorn.com.

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Gratuitous Education Students fund their living expenses and lifestyles on tips from waiting tables

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t just past 10 on a Saturday morning, the lobby in Arlington’s Studio Movie Grill is practically empty. Although the day has yet to begin, a smile on the faces of two servers dressed entirely in black signifies that the place is open for business. In one theater, theater senior Mykla Rhodes wields her PDA to take orders from families of eager children while education sophomore Dara Young greets them with a handshake before a special screening of Meet the Robinsons. The day’s work will lead to hundreds of dollars in tips, which is common for the servers. But they represent a number of students on campus who pay for school, living expenses or activities by what customers leave on the table after they have been served. Rhodes and Young have worked at the venue since its January opening, and with their work schedules, they have no time to hold other jobs. Though they work at the same business, they spend their earnings differently. While Young focuses on paying her tuition and moving into her own place, Rhodes takes care of her apartment and splurges. “It pays my rent, bills and extra things I want to do,” she said. “I can make rent on the weekend.” Young worked at Rockfish Seafood Grill restaurant before Studio Movie Grill and said she made less cash there from six tables than the 50-table section she serves now. “I love it here,” Young said. “The managers are friendly.” Rhodes agrees. “Everyone here is close,” she said.

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“It pays my rent, bills and extra things I want to do.”

Laziness is not a crime, administrators. We and the general population of coffee drinkers and noncoffee drinkers alike should be able to access the University Center Starbucks without having to actually enter the UC. We are already here enough. Don’t make us go anywhere that resembles education if all we want is a cup of joe, a Frappuccino or any other drink ending in “o.” So open up the patio and make a walkway, UTA. We would all be very thankful.

Mykla Rhodes, theater senior

With marshmallows on top, Split Ends

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Theater senior Mykla Rhodes takes an order from Max Sanchez, 4, of Grand Prairie as his family listens. She said that working for tips has not been too hard as a server for Arlington’s Studio Movie Grill.

“They work with your schedule.” Sociology senior Tereasa Jackson worked at Cracker Barrel restaurant before waiting tables at Razoo’s restaurant. She also makes more now, bringing in $400-$600 in tips per week. Jackson uses the money she makes to pay for typical expenses, rent and school but is also saving for a summer conference trip to Ghana. “I can make money instantly,” she said about her job. “I don’t have to sit down all day.” Rhodes rakes in $450 in tips, and Young has never made less than $200. They typically work in teams of three

or four people, sometimes more, where they may divide tips. “It’s like a team effort,” Rhodes said. “If you help that person, it’s your tip, too.” Studio Movie Grill holds special screenings, and the servers get $10 an hour for those events. The server’s job is to take orders at tables, give refills and give the checks 50 minutes before the movie ends. Young said they have had problems with patrons walking out on their tickets in the past. Now, computers show all the tables to see how many are left in the theater and to make sure the

Education sophomore Dara Young shows how the new electronic ordering system works. It’s covered with a protective covering because it is dropped a lot.

customers don’t leave. And the tips aren’t always nice, either. Rhodes said one woman left her $6 in change. Young was once given 23 cents. As for Jackson, the worse tip she ever received was getting none at all, which happened three times on her shift Sunday. “A lot of people do that. It can be frustrating, but you get over it,” she said. “After a while, other people tip and can make up for it.” ZABRINA RANSOM features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

STORY BY ZABRINA RANSOM

“RENO 911!”

No Emergency No need to rush to catch new season of Reno 911! BY RUEBEN GONZALES

Sight gags, fart jokes, cursing and censored nudity. Who needs a constant barrage of sharp wit when you have cops in pink hot pants? In the fifth season of “Reno 911!,” funny ha-ha quickly becomes funny uh-oh. And uh-oh is exactly what you should be

thinking, as the season doesn’t start off as strong as you may have anticipated. The premiere doesn’t introduce anything new or exciting except for the introduction of Hottie’s Hot Wings sponsoring — and therefore taking over — the Reno Sheriff’s Department, making their cars pink and their

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uniforms pink-and-white and skimpy. “It’s a wing-wing situation,” says Officer S. Jones (Cedric Yarbrough), commenting on the

The End Nears While some fans are anxiously awaiting the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, true Potterites are waiting with baited breath for the seventh and final book in the wizard’s series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows releases July 21, a week after Phoenix hits the big screen. Now, making the end appear that much more real, Scholastic, the book’s U.S. publisher, has released the novel’s cover. It marks the first time in the series for a wraparound cover. — Anthony Williams

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amount of free hot wings the cops are given throughout the episode. The sponsorship quickly goes sour, as do the officers’ stom-

achs, making the last 15 Starring:Thomas minutes more Lennon, Niecy like an episode Nash, Kerri Ken- of “Terrance ney, Ben Garant and Phillip” on Airs: 9:30 p.m. “South Park.” Sundays on If it weren’t Comedy Central for the funny Ranking: one-liners ★★★★★ from deputies Trudy Wiegel and Raineesha Williams (Kerri Kenney and Niecy Nash respectively), “Reno” wouldn’t be nearly as funny. “I feel like I have been gastrointestinally raped,” Wiegel says. The end is the strongest point of this sitcom, but at that point you may have already changed to another channel. If you do stick it out, there’s a 50-50 chance you’d enjoy the sight of three Hoot-

ers-esque hot wing girls dumping Deputy Travis Junior’s (Ben Garant) head into a bucket of hot sauce as he screams, “It burns! It burns!” Sadly, the sauce really was the only thing in this season premiere that was even close to being hot. As for the second episode, which premieres Sunday, if it weren’t for a cameo by Paul Rudd, the show would be a recycled mesh of a bunch of other comedies focusing on homosexual situations. I ask you this, Reno: Where’s the shock value you seem to strive for? Everything I saw has been done. Some of it even by the Disney Channel. RUEBEN GONZALES features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu


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Mavs continue record slump Three-straight losses gives team the longest-running losing streak in UTA history. by Sean mCnamara Contributor to The Shorthorn

The Mavericks traveled to Huntsville this weekend to battle Sam Houston State in a three-game Southland Conference series but were unable to pull out a victory, extending their losing streak to a schoolrecord 12 games. The three losses drop the Mavs’ record to 9-22 overall and 0-9 in SLC action. “We never gave up this weekend,” head coach Jeff Curtis said. “The problem is, the result

was pretty much the same as it has been.” UTA had its best chance of the weekend Friday when pitcher Nathan Long held the Bearkats to one unearned run from two hits in the first five innings. Second baseman Daniel Rieder, who returned from injuries this weekend, singled to the center to reach base in the first inning. He would score on a Bearkats fielding error. The game remained tied at one until the bottom of the sixth when Sam Houston State brought in two runs off four hits. First baseman Ben Burum would send a solo home run over the right center wall in the

ninth, but the Mavs fell short of their rally, losing 3-2. Long was charged with the loss after allowing three runs from six hits and no strikeouts in six innings of pitching. Sam Houston State’s Jesse Marshall took the win after giving up one run off nine hits and striking out seven in six innings. “It’s difficult, to say the least,” associate head coach Darin Thomas said. “It seems like you are never going to win a game.” Saturday’s 7-5 loss to the Bearkats tied a 1979 record for longest losing streak in UTA history. The Mavs defense bled slowly, allowing single runs in

the third, fourth and fifth innings before the Bearkats put the game out of reach, pushing four players across the plate in the sixth. UTA scored four more runs but could not overcome the sizeable SHSU lead. pitcher Dillon Gee took the loss, giving up seven runs from 12 hits and striking out two in six innings of work. pitcher Jacob Howard earned the win for Sam Houston State after allowing two runs off two hits while striking out six in seven innings. “We have to stay positive,” Curtis said. “We keep a neversay-die attitude.” Sunday’s game was another

step in the wrong direction as the Mavs suffered their worst loss of the weekend. The 103 defeat officially marked the longest losing streak for UTA baseball. “We are getting sloppy,” Thomas said. “We are not doing what it takes to win.” Sam Houston State jumped ahead early, scoring five runs in the second inning. UTA failed to get its offense going, producing only three runs on seven hits. “We are struggling, and not for a lack of effort,” Thomas said. “We just have to keep on keeping on.” Sean mCnamara sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Team excels at home meet by Caleb Gremmer The Shorthorn sports editor

The men and women’s track and field teams hosted its only home meet of the outdoor season Saturday at Maverick Stadium. The field at the Bobby Lane/ Arlington Invitational included competitors from colleges around the nation, several unaffiliated entrants and two Olympians. Though still early in the season, the meet let the athletes continue to improve and allowed the team to further evaluate its strengths and weaknesses as

compared to other programs, such as Texas Christian, which was nationally ranked last year. Many Mavs participants made the best of the opportunity to compete before a home crowd, excelling in several of the day’s events. “For the most part, people are more comfortable running at home,” senior sprinter Jared Connaughton said. “It is familiar and you have a home crowd. There are a lot of good things about it.” Connaughton helped the men’s 4x100 meter relay team take a narrow victory over TCU early in the day and then returned in the evening, placing fourth in the 200 meters.

Senior middle-distance runner Ivorita Taylor recorded a personal-best time of 2-8.99 in the women’s 800 meter run. The time earned her third place in the event and also qualified her for the NCAA Regional Track Meet. Sophomore high jumper Stacey Bennett also earned her invitation to the NCAA meet with a personal-best jump of 5-8.75 to win the women’s event. Senior Jon McDowell fared well Saturday, placing second in the men’s 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14:13. The team continues to work on the transition from indoor to outdoor season, hoping to perfect its form for the Southland

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Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner starts the 200-meter race Saturday at the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational at Maverick Stadium.

Conference Tournament. “By the time conference rolls around, I think UTA will be in the driver’s seat for the team title,” Connaughton said. Both the men and the women return to action Thursday when

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said. “We knew it would be difficult, because none of us had ever done anything like this.” Volunteers fashioned the walls out of Polygal, a translucent material that allows for both privacy and maximum light. “Our metaphor for the house was ‘lighthouse,’ to provide light during the day and serve as a lantern at night,” Odamah said. “It was not just, ‘Let’s go build something’ but more ‘How about something thoughtful that brings people together with a sense of, “This is my space.” ’ ” Willie Mae Coleman, a community representative who attended the meeting, said this lighthouse brought hope to her community. “They all still call me and ask when they’re going to put the walls back in,” she said. “I’m glad they came and were excited to do it because a lot of times people do things they don’t really want to do.” The Rev. Donald Parish of True Lee Missionary Baptist Church worked closely with the volunteers and said that once open, the center would be a place for all community members to

find a voice. “It is going to be a rallying point, a gathering place where people can come and be heard,” he said. “We’re very supportive of the project and what they’re going to be doing.” Architecture lecturer Brent Brown involved his class in revamping the abandoned house after he heard about the Frazier redevelopment initiative, a project supported by the Dallas Housing Authority and the Foundation for Community Empowerment. The students had four days to come up with a design for the house and went to work during spring break. “It was the fastest construction any of us had ever been a part of,” Odamah said. The project has grown even larger and will aid in the revitalization of the adjacent Bertrand neighborhood. “This was a small part of the bigger project the foundation we worked with is sponsoring,” Odamah said. “Our job right now is to listen to the community and then put together plans and ideas, which should be proposed to the city of Dallas by the end of the semester.” sAmAnthA nhemA news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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funding will be complete. “We are all doing our part to make the university’s funding whole again,” she said. “It’s come a long way since the beginning of the session, but we still have work to do.” Other additional funding may be available through research and development. The university’s percentage of $20 million for research and development has not been made available. Ward said those numbers may help the university’s funding problems. He also said he appreciates how far the Legislature has brought the university from a $16 million funding deficit at the beginning of the session. “If it all comes to fruition, it will mean that we are up instead of down,” he said. “It would be great for the university if that happens.”

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what I was talking about to their interests.” The projects were assigned by professors, who tutored the students. Architecture graduate student Carrie Schart presented a project on a greenhouse for an elemen-

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United Kingdom banner. Having only been in Texas since August through the exchange program, Lamb was asked to represent her nation. “I thought, ‘I’m here, I might as well get involved with something. Especially something I think is so prestigious,’ ” she said. After marching across the bridge over Cooper Street and back, the parade stopped at the Central Library mall, where

“Obviously, the research paid off and I enjoyed it. I’m going to take the money and have a big party now.”

tary school and won second place in the graduate poster category. She said she ran into challenges while doing the semester-long project. “Designing a building is one thing, but learning about new materials is another,” she said. “Sustainability is already becoming a more prominent thing.” William Eberle, a computer science graduate student,

won second place and $200 in the oral afternoon graduate category. Eberle said he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with the money because he graduates this semester. “Obviously, the research

paid off, and I enjoyed it,” he said. “I’m going to take the money and have a big party now.”

President James Spaniolo addressed the crowd. “Today we celebrate the people of this campus,” he said. “Diversity in all of its forms is important on this campus. It shows you who your neighbors are.” Many students walked behind and alongside the parade in cultural attire, supporting their countries. Biology senior Huong Duong walked with a group of her friends supporting the Vietnam banner. Duong, a Vietnamese Student Association member, wore a long, red dress from her country. “I was worried at first with what the banners would look

like,” she said. “But this is nice. It reinforces our school pride. This is a lot better than anything I imagined.” At the end, various forms of entertainment were offered, including performances by the UTA Dance Ensemble and a percussion group performing West African rhythms. Four sheet cakes decorated in school colors were served, a raffle was held and prizes were distributed. “Truly, UT-Arlington is a microcosm of the global village,” Spaniolo said. In 2006, local VietnameseAmerican community members protested the administration’s

refusal to allow the flag of former democratic South Vietnam in the International Week Parade of Flags, saying that the flag of communist Vietnam did not adequately represent them. President James Spaniolo, under pressure from Texas lawmakers, removed all flags from the Nedderman Hall Hall of Flags display and barred the flags’ inclusion in the International Week parade. The Parade of Banners replaced the Parade of Flags for the first time this year.

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