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Art sale features variety of prints, pottery Proceeds to bring in guest lecturers, provide scholarships for art department Kyle Turner Staff Writer This year’s holiday art sale at the Art and Architecture Building consists of undergraduate, graduate, faculty and alumni art for sale. “The sale is a great way for students and faculty to showcase their work and offer their artwork to the public,” Emily Greene, graduate teaching assistant in art, said. The sale is a joint event between the printmaking and pottery clubs at UT. Proceeds from the sale

will go to bringing guest lecturers as well as scholarships for student projects and travels within the art department. Shoppers are offered sculpture on the main floor of the building with hundreds of pieces for sale by a host of artists, both students and nonstudents alike. Sculpture items for sale range from traditional pottery pieces to metal paper towel holders. The variety and breadth of works for sale is immense. Upstairs shoppers can expect to find the prints for sale on many different mediums: prints on

paper, T-shirts and canvas bags. The items from both sales range in prices. Students can expect to pay anywhere from $1 for various prints to as much as $400 for certain lithograph prints. Pottery prices range from $6 to $50. Greene noted that there would be more printmaking students than pottery students selling their work. “A lot of professors encourage their students to showcase their art and put it for sale here,” Katie Ries, graduate teaching assistant in art with a concentration on print-

Charlie Hall and Fee concert introduces four-day conference

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the multiple is the concept that prints can be reproduced giving a larger supply of their work.” The event was open to anyone wishing to sell their work with the majority of the work coming from student artists. Greene said the event this year is appearing to be more successful and bigger than last year’s event. Most of the pieces are expected to sell out by the end of the event, so students are encouraged to come out and get art pieces while they can. Shoppers remarked that the sale is a great

making, said. “We have a greater selection of work due to the nature of the multiple. Democracy of

place to get art for themselves and gifts for friends and family. “It is a really neat way to see student artist variety, and it is interesting to see how different people define what is art,” Leigh Powell, master ’s student in communications and a shopper at the event, said. This was not Powell’s first time at the event. She has come before and left this year with a print piece she purchased for only $1. The print and pottery sale is taking place in the Art and Architecture Building until Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ellen Larson Staff Writer A concert by Charlie Hall and Fee was held Tuesday night in the Cox Auditorium to promote Passion Twenty Ten Conference, a four- day long Christian conference to take place in January. Tuesday night’s event recognized UT as one of the largest universities planning to attend the conference. Christian believers from various on- campus ministries and local churches came to the event. “I was really excited about seeing different parts of the body of Christ and ministries coming together to worship Christ,” Lauren Baylor, an intern for Campus Renewal Ministries and senior in English, said. “ That’s the one thing they have in common, and seeing everyone walking in the truth of why we have these ministries is to worship Christ.” The Passion 2010 University Tour is stopping at eight campuses in the Southeast in preparation for Passion Twenty Ten, which is hosting over 22,000 collegiate students from around the globe in Atlanta, said Brittany Thoms, co -president and founder of SeeSpark!Go, the company that promotes the Passion Twenty Ten conference. Thoms said UT was chosen because of the strong contingency of students from UT registered for Passion Twenty Ten and Knoxville’s close proximity to Atlanta. Passion is more than an event, Louie Giglio, founder and director of Passion Conferences, said. “It is another step in a journey that is all about finding true meaning as we take our places in a story that is so much bigger than ourselves,” Giglio said. Giglio hopes bringing Passion to the UT campus can foster unity between various campus ministry groups and churches and inspire students. “I was so delighted to realize that everyone at the concert were just UT students with a heart for the kingdom of God,” Rose Spurrier, senior in art, said. “ The Lord’s been moving our hearts toward unity in the body of Christ on campus.” Spurrier said she had never been to a worship

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Charlie Hall and Fee perform at Cox Auditorium on Tuesday night while promoting the upcoming Passion Twenty Ten Conference in January. event or Christian gathering that was not associated or put on by a particular group or ministry. Giglio described the music of Charlie Hall and Fee as amazing and powerful. Olivia Brown, junior in psychology, said she thought the concert as a whole was beautiful. “ The bands played very well,” Brown said. “ The music is great, and the lyrics are greater. I believe

God is really working through them.” Giglio hopes students see Passion as more than just a series of events for Christian students. “More than just an event or a conference, Passion is a movement,” Giglio said. “Its heartbeat is to see a global awakening among a generation of collegiate and university-aged young people for the glory of God.”

Online courses simplify scheduling process Robbie Hargett Staff Writer The School of Information Sciences will offer two new online courses for all undergraduates next semester as a way to give students more flexibility and options in fulfilling course requirements. The school began offering undergraduate online courses this semester with Information Sciences 102: Technologies for Information Retrieval and Information Sciences 310: Information Seeking: Resources and Strategies. In the spring semester, they will also offer

Information Sciences 460: Internet Applications and Technologies and Information Sciences 451: Information Management in Organizations. Vandana Singh, assistant professor for the coordinator of the undergraduate Information Studies and Technology minor, said the program will continue from there. “For fall 2010, the three classes that we are planning to offer online are IS102: Technologies for Information Retrieval, IS301: Introduction to Web Technologies, and IS-460: Internet Applications and Technologies (tentatively),” Singh said.

The courses are a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Synchronous classes are almost like traditional classes, in that students and faculty meet at the same time, though not the same location. In the asynchronous mode of delivery, professors upload lectures online, and students watch them at their convenience. “Most of the lectures are uploaded to the Blackboard site, and students are able to download and listen to the lectures at their own schedule,” Singh said. “The participation from the students in the course is via assignments and discussion boards.”

Kitty McClanahan, graduate teaching associate in the School of Information Sciences, has experience teaching these online courses. She said the undergraduate courses will largely be asynchronous. “The main advantage a person wants to get from an online class is scheduling flexibility,” McClanahan said. The issues of limited class sizes and, consequently, timely graduations are other factors that promote the usage of online courses. Singh and McClanahan both agreed that this method of learning can help students when they

enter the workplace as well. “These courses introduce the students to distance learning technologies and tools and teach them how to collaborate in online environments, how to use online tools to effectively communicate, and prepares them for the distributed workplace of current and future times,” Singh said. The results of the current online courses are extremely positive. McClanahan gave her students a survey that asked whether they would choose a traditional class over one online, after experiencing both.

“Sixty-five percent said they would register for the online version over the traditional one,” McClanahan said. One of McClanahan’s students told her that she believed she would not enjoy the online method and only took it because there was no alternative. “She said that after experiencing it, she had completely changed her point of view and now would like to take at least one online class per semester, because she really likes the flexibility of choosing when and where she attends a class session and simplifying course scheduling,” McClanahan said.


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• 9:40 a.m. — Thomas Trabold, laboratory group manager for General Motors Electrochemical Energy Research Laboratory, speaks on “Water Management in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells” as part of the STAIR graduate seminar series in room M311 of Walters Life Science Building.The event is free and open to the public.

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• 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. — This week’s science forum features Shawn R. Campagna, assistant professor of chemistry, speaking on “Look Who’s Talking: Social Engagement in Microbial World” in the Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D.

• 3:35 p.m. until 4:35 p.m. — Dietmar Bisch, professor from Vanderbilt University, speaks on “Subfactors, bimodules and planarity” during the mathematics colloquium in Haslam Business Building room 102.The event is free and open to the public. • 5 p.m. — Alternative spring break applications due. Applications are available online at http://teamvols.utk.edu. After submitting an application, students are required to stop by the TeamVOLS office to sign up for an interview time.

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• 7:35 p.m. — While responding to a call in the area of Melrose Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard, an officer was stopped by pedestrians on the sidewalk. They reported there was an injured man lying on the sidewalk in front of Tyson Alumni House. Upon arrival, the officer met a man lying near the front entrance with a head injury. He was alert and oriented enough to speak but could not relate how he had been injured. The officer spoke with the man’s friend, who said they had been assaulted by an unknown man at their tailgate party. The assailant, a bald white man in his 30s wearing a black South Carolina Tshirt, had asked for a beer. After receiving a beer, the man spat it out on members of the party. One of the victims confronted the suspect, and words were exchanged. The two moved up Melrose to Tyson Alumni House where they continued to exchange words. At this time, the suspect punched the first victim in the face. When his friend attempted to break up the altercation, the suspect hit him in the left

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eye. The man then walked down the hill towards Volunteer Boulevard. The victims were treated by emergency medical services. One had a large cut on his head from his fall and was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. The other needed no further attention and was released. Sunday, Nov. 1 • 11:50 a.m. — Officer was dispatched to the breezeway area between McClung Tower and the Humanities Building. A subject in the area was seen with what was believed to be a rifle. As the officer approached the area, he saw two men sitting in a white Chevrolet pickup. The officer made contact with the men and asked if there was a weapon present. The driver replied that his muzzle loader was in the extended cab, and he had taken it out to show the passenger. Both men were instructed to exit the vehicle and detained, while the weapon was taken from the vehicle and confiscated. The owner said he was going to get it sighted after work. The officer instructed him how to get his weapon back.


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Legislators receive expense increase The Associated Press

UT organizations prepare for Homecoming gameday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — While faced with a continuing state budget crunch that likely will mean laying off state employees, Tennessee legislators have received a $14-a-day increase in their compensation for expenses. Some of them told the Chattanooga Times-Free Press they are surprised and they had no idea the 8.1-percent increase took effect when the federal government’s new fiscal year started. The newspaper reports the expense payments automatically increased Oct. 1

Kickoff for the UT v. University of Memphis game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU, marking UT’s first-ever football appearance on the ESPN-owned network specializing in college sports. The Volunteer Village commercial exhibition area will open on the Humanities Plaza lawn from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Homecoming will be celebrated across campus, with many colleges and academic departments hosting gatherings for their alumni. Party in the Park, a large tailgate, will take place in Circle Park starting at 4 p.m. Members of the pep band and cheerleading squad will be on hand as fans can enjoy music, door prizes, face painting and games for kids. The tailgate is free and open to the public. Fans also can attend the College of Arts and Sciences’ Pregame Faculty Showcase. Held two hours before each home game kickoff in the UC Ballroom, the showcase is a free 30-minute presentation The Associated Press by a UT faculty member, followed by a 15-minute, question-andanswer session. This week, Larry McKay, head of the UTWASHINGTON — The Knoxville earth and planetary sciences department, will discuss “Germs and Geology: Emerging Issues in Waterborne Pathogen government's latest count of Research.” stimulus jobs significantly overstates the effects of the Federal policy expert speaks at justice center inauguration $787 billion program under a popular federal preschool Jeremy Rifkin, president and founder of the Foundation on program, raising fresh quesEconomic Trends, will speak at the inaugural event for the UT tions about the process the Center for the Study of Social Justice on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Obama administration is UC Ballroom. Rifkin has been named The National Journal as one of the 150 using to tout the success of people in the U.S. who have the most influence in shaping federal its economic recovery plan. An Associated Press government policy. He has written 17 books on scientific and techreview of the latest stimulus nological changes and their impact on the environment, the economy and society. His most recent best-selling book, “The European reports — which the White Dream,” won the Corine International Book Prize. House promised would Rifkin’s lecture, “Leading the Way to the Third Industrial undergo extensive reviews Revolution,” focuses on the argument that society needs to radical- to ensure accuracy — found ly overhaul the way in which energy is consumed.

from $171 to $185. Lawmakers get the payments for food and lodging costs while away from their home districts on official business. “The members of the General Assembly’s per diem is set according to what the federal reimbursement rate is for the Nashville area,” and those rates went up in October, Connie Ridley, director of the Legislative Office of Administration, said. House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of College Grove said he was “kind of surprised because it’s based on some federal cal-

culation. Gosh, to me, it seems like we’re living in kind of a deflationary time.” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville also said he was unaware of the change. “We probably ought to look at it at some point,” Turner said. “If per diem gets so high, maybe we ought to look more at increasing the salary and lowering per diem to balance it out.” Ben Cunningham of Tennessee Tax Revolt, a watchdog group, said legislators should be required to take votes on raising their expenses instead of having them go up automatically.

Tennessee sustained historic revenue losses in the recession, and Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday that the state’s budget woes will likely make layoffs of state employees unavoidable. Members of the General Assembly are paid $19,009 a year. They also receive a $1,000-a-month home office allowance. Lawmakers typically spend five to six months in their annual legislative sessions, deal with constituents, hold meetings with constituents at home and attend occasional committee hearings in Nashville outside of the session.

Research finds stimulus effects overstated that more than two-thirds of 14,506 jobs credited to the recovery act under spending by just one federal office were overstated because they counted pay increases for existing workers as jobs saved. The inflated job count is at least partly the product of the administration instructing local community agencies that received money to count the raises as jobs saved. "That's more than ridiculous," said Antonia Ferrier, a spokeswoman for Republican House Minority

Leader John Boehner. Most of the inflated figures were like those cited in the 935 saved jobs reported by the Southwest Georgia Community Action in Moultrie, Ga. The agency,

like hundreds of others collecting Head Start money, claimed all its existing employees' jobs were saved because they received a pay raise with the stimulus cash.


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Liberalism reflected in university newspaper, speakers For some reason the University of Tennessee has decided to promote only liberalism and in fact shun, discriminate against and hate conservatism. I am sure that many conservative students have felt this way. For evidence, one must only look at the events allowed on campus, stories printed in The Daily Beacon itself or lessons heard from professors. On Oct. 27, the Issues Committee decided to bring Christopher Hitchens, who spent an hour ranting about why he hates religious people. The committee also brought Howard Dean, who was entertaining but still a leftist. Furthermore, that committee and the other committees that make up the Central Program Council refuse to bring a speaker that a conservative would want to hear. The Howard Baker Center also seems to kowtow to the left and only allow leftists to come speak. When have they had a speaker that advocated the expansion of our nuclear arsenal? Then there is The Daily Beacon. They have several editorials a week, yet there is only one by a conservative. It seems, though, that they chose said conservative because she is more of a caricature of the right than a thoughtful Republican. Yet, they give a soapbox to people who love abortion on demand, socialized medicine, legalization of drugs, etc. Where is their thoughtful, intellectual conservative to combat the leftists? The Beacon seems to refuse to have one. Professors do this as well. They have students read liberal books and then chastise any dissent from the Democrats’ opinion. I say this because I am tired, as a conservative, of being discriminated against. It is wrong that the university and those that work for it seem to hate conservatives. This is a moral issue when the university and their liberal allies are bigots toward any Republican they meet. Treston Wheat Junior in political science and history

Creationism debate spreads abroad Wel c ome to Bohemia by

Cody Swallows

Abortion-rights cause lacks justification beyond convenience If what Amien Essif says in his Nov. 2 column is true, then there is no such thing as good and evil, and all morality goes out the window. Essif, in explaining his position on legislation against abortion, says that all morality is decided “by the effect on society” and that “this moral is based on the same rationale as other morals, namely sentiments of obscure origin.” By this standard of morality, you lose the ability to condemn something as evil and instead favor utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is no standard for morality. It does not give us a moral code or objective principles for why the basics — murder, theft, cruelty — are wrong. It basically says that the ends justify the means. So, if I want to kill my unborn child under the guise of “benefiting” society, then no one would have a problem with it. Too bad no one is thinking of society when they murder their baby. Most women get abortions because they’re scared; they think a baby will ruin their lives or that the baby won’t have a good life. None of these have anything to do with overpopulation or eugenics or any other reprehensible reason a person would use to justify infanticide. We’re dealing with women (and men) who lack courage, lack a sense of love for their children over their careers/plans and who lack a vision beyond their current circumstances. Those issues cannot be solved by murdering a child in the womb. Until abortion-rights folks define when life begins or until they can justify the murder of an adult or a child outside the womb because of “inconvenience,” there is no way you can justify abortion. Human rights don’t go out the window because the “freedom of the parents” is at stake. Andrea Weller Junior in journalism and electronic media

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I’ve long been keeping an eye on those who seek to water down science education in America, particularly those who like to inject pseudoscientific theories that serve more political and ideological than educational purposes. While most of my past observations have focused on the quality of science education at home, my attention was recently drawn to creationist movements within science abroad. Part of me is actually surprised anything comparable to the creationist movement within science in America has cropped up abroad; during my travels, our country always seems to be the token example of (oftentimes) valuing baseless ideology over good science education. I guess this example shouldn’t surprise me, though. At a recent conference in Amherst, Mass., scholars debated the significance and specifics of rising creationist movements in the Muslim world. While the trend varies between locations, it is clear that creationism, a belief that God is responsible for the creation of human life, is on the rise in Islam around the globe. However, unlike young-earth creationists, they accept scientific findings of astronomy and cosmology but not biology. Their specific quarrel is with evolution. “Your lineage is what determines your worth,” said Pervez A. Hoodbhoy, an atomic physicist at a university in Pakistan in an attempt to explain why some Muslims reject man’s descending from lower apes. How do students in science in Pakistan, Turkey and even Indonesia learn about evolution, then? As it turns out, textbooks here mostly gloss over the application of evolution to humans. However, there are some discrepancies that indicate the quality of science education in these places are at risk: In Indonesia, relatively few students viewed evolution as accepted scientific fact, while 85 percent of them agreed that fossils show life has existed for billions

of years and has changed over time. In another survey of Pakistani high school science students, only 60 percent of students agreed that evolution is a well-accepted scientific fact. Compare this to high school students in the Toronto area: Only half of them agree fossils show life has existed for billions of years and has changed over time. It seems Muslims in most westernized areas may actually be more attracted to Islamic creationism. While some interpretations of Islam may be following a similar path as Christianity in terms of explaining (or explaining away) human origins and evolution, I cannot foresee them dealing with science education in similar ways. When this issue popped up in America, local governments initially dealt with the matter in several ways, but the 2005 Dover v. Kitzmiller decision set standards for science education that excluded implicitly religious material while promoting a more-thorough biology education in American high schools. An objective judge analyzed the arguments of intelligent design proponents and evolutionists, and intelligent design was ruled pseudoscientific. Compare this to the government setup of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. While Turkey is officially a secular government, it is currently ruled by an Islamic party which could heavily influence any changes to the biology curriculum of its schools. The Saudi government, however, isn’t even willing to release the textbooks they use to teach biology to high school-age students, making it difficult to judge the trajectory of the Islamic tilt toward creationism. With this in mind, I won’t make any predictions as to the outcome of this just yet, but if we have learned anything from the scientific community’s reaction to the intelligent design movement in America, I wouldn’t underestimate the will of Muslim scientists to halt this creationistic urge in Muslim science students. Granted, our government setup is tuned for this sort of thing, but the comforting yet disturbing nature of this being a global phenomenon begs a deeper understanding of the issue. — Cody Swallows is a senior in the College Scholars Program. He can be reached at codyswallows@gmail.com.

Openness comes with risks, rewards An A l ternate R o u te by

Leigh Dickey

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I don’t like doing things I’m not good at, like conjugating Spanish verbs, eating spaghetti, speaking in public or anything athletic. Supposedly everyone starts out being bad at something and improves with practice, but I don’t think that is true: I am possibly the most un-athletic person alive, and practice has never improved me. My friends know this and love me anyway (or so they tell me). So when a friend, whom we’ll call M, asked me to sub for his rec softball team last summer, I didn’t feel bad telling him I couldn’t make it. But then he called again basically begging me to play so they wouldn’t forfeit the game. All I would have to do, M said, would be show up, sit in the dugout and drink beer: I wouldn’t even have to play; the boys would. I just needed to be there. This sounded painless, so I agreed. M, however, had lied to me: It turns out co-ed rec sports leagues require a certain amount of girls to play. I learned this when one of M’s friends said, “We’re up, here’s a glove!” and shoved me out of the dugout. Somehow, and I’m not sure how this happened, I wound up as the catcher. My hand-eye coordination is about what you would expect, given my lack of athleticism, so most of my time as catcher was spent watching the softball fly towards me, moving out of its way and then picking it up from wherever it landed. The first inning I threw the ball back to our pitcher underhanded, but apparently I wasn’t supposed to do this because M took me aside after that inning, whispering, “Now, Leigh, come here. We’re going to practice throwing the ball normally so you don’t have to throw it underhanded to the pitcher anymore.” I think he was alternating between being embarrassed to know me and being thoroughly amused by me (which are the two reactions I get most often). As for the batting situation: The last time I had held a baseball bat and swung at something was probably middle school — a good six or seven years earlier. I hadn’t been a good hitter then, and my

skills, unlike a fine wine, had not improved with age. I pretty much just swung randomly and got back to the dugout as quickly as I could. Thankfully I somehow slowly gave up being stressed by the situation and fully embraced my awkwardness. The whole time I either grinned like an idiot or laughed out of nervousness, which amused the other team. They were winning by a lot, and I think they had taken a liking to me (like you take pity on a small, defenseless animal), so the last time I came up to bat, the pitcher threw the ball toward me softly, and I barely hit it. This was so unusual that I just stood there and looked at the ball as it rolled. At some point M and his friends started yelling “Run!” so I made it to first base, near where the ball had landed and stopped. The baseman looked at me, looked at the ball and looked at me again, at which point I realized that this was like when you let a 5-yearold win at “Candyland” even though you could beat her and that I was the 5-year-old. I figured I’d go along with it, and so I kept running until I got a home run. This was very exciting, even if the other team thought I was possibly handicapped. I don’t like putting myself in uncomfortable situations, situations in which my success is not guaranteed. They remind me that I’m not as cool or as in control as I pretend to be and that I am vulnerable. I don’t like being reminded of that, because it means I could be hurt. If other people think I have it all together, it is that much easier to lie to myself that I do. No one is going to think I have it all together if I mess up at things all the time, so why not stick to things I’m good at? I think I avoid being vulnerable so I can avoid acknowledging, to both myself and my friends, my inadequacies and weaknesses. This is silly because I’m not fooling anyone, but it’s how I act a lot of the time: I avoid situations, whether athletic, academic or relational, in which I could be hurt. I’m getting better at opening myself up and trying new things, but it’s a slow process. Sometimes it sucks, and I do get hurt (I was quite sore after that softball game), but sometimes I end up having fun (or getting home runs). You win some, and you lose some, but I’m learning that maybe the risk of losing doesn’t mean I shouldn’t play. — Leigh Dickey is a junior in global studies. She can be reached at ldickey2@utk.edu.


ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Latin American Week to feature dancing, Day of the Dead parade

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Nov. 5 - Nov. 6, 2009

Thursday — Satisfaction

@ Southbound Bar & Grill 9 p.m. $5 The Jaystorm Project @ Tin Roof 10 p.m.

Friday — Foghorn Duo @ The Square Room 12 p.m. Lord T and Eloise @ The Valarium 9 p.m. $10 Karl Blau with Lake @ The Pilot Light 10 p.m. $5

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Katharine Heriges Entertainment Editor The International House is closing out its Turkey-themed week and coming into the home stretch. There are only two culture weeks left on the schedule, starting with next week’s presentation of Latin American Week. The Latin American Week has a particular focus on dancing, a popular part of Latin American culture, and it starts on Tuesday with the Coffee House, which takes place in the I-House Great Room at 6:30 p.m. “This is my favorite part — we get to have a tango class,” Qi Fu, I-House graduate assistant and director of the Coffee House series, said. “The two teachers are from Knoxville Argentine Tango Society,” Fu said. “So they are pretty professional.” The Knoxville Argentine Tango Society dancers take their craft seriously, Fu explained. “They said that the Argentine tango is the only ‘real tango,’” she said. Fu said that guests would not only be treated to free dance lessons but that there would also be prizes. “We have some tango music CDs to give away as door prizes,” she said. The Culture Night on Wednesday night will feature dancing, too, thanks to the Latin American Student Organization’s plans for the evening. “It’s LASO,” Richard Toomer, director of the Culture Nights, explained.

“They’re always dancing!” The dance demonstration will present the dances of different regions of Mexico. In addition to the dancing, the theme of the night will specifically focus on Mexico. “They’ll be doing a Day of the Dead parade,” Toomer said. “They’ll do the parade, and they’ll also do a presentation about (it).” There will also be a general presentation about Mexican culture and traditions, as well as a fashion show. And as always, LASO is preparing a meal for all guests to enjoy. The Culture Night will take place on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s movie will be the 2007 Mexican film “Under the Same Moon” (”La Misma Luna”). It will show at the I-House Great Room at 6:30 p.m., instead of its normal home at Hodges Library. As many frequent I-House attendees might have noticed, the I-House’s I-EVENTS email listing has recently been shut down. However, Fu said the I-House would now post updates of its upcoming events and all updates on its official Facebook page. Also the I-House has a frequently updated Web site: http://web.utk.edu/~ihouse. One can find more information about upcoming events there or at the I-House itself, located on Melrose Avenue across from Hess Hall. After next week’s Latin American Week, the final one will take place Nov. 16-20, and the theme will be the Middle East.

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Students dress up, decorate cars and hand out candy to local kids at “Trunk or Treat,” hosted by the United Residence Halls Council in Circle Park last Wednesday.

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Senior standout’s consistency paces Lady Vols cross country Kevin Huebschman Staff Writer When sports fans look at the University of Tennessee, cross country may not be the first sport to cross their minds. But if one player defines consistency for UT, it would be Jackie Areson of the women’s cross country team. Areson, a senior, has scored for the Lady Vols in every race this season, including her third-place finish at the SEC Championships this past weekend in Oxford, Miss. Areson said her consistent performance came from accepting that she was expected to run every race, no matter what. “I guess it’s just knowing that I have to go out there every week, no matter what happens, no matter how good you feel,” she said. Her 21:12.13 time at the SEC Championships on Halloween was good enough for All-SEC Honors and helped the Lady Vols finish second in the conference. “Jackie Areson dug in and really ran tough against a highly ranked team,” head coach J.J. Clark said. “She really stuck it and gave her whole heart today. It was a great effort by her to take third.” The highly ranked team Clark mentioned was the University of Florida, whose five best runners finished in the top ten at SECs. Although Areson ran well enough to earn the approval of her coach and keep pace with the Gators, she didn’t feel she gave her best effort. “I don’t think it was a very good race for me,” she said. “I just didn’t feel great. … I ran really tough, though, and probably one of the toughest races I’ve ever run.” Even though Areson wasn’t pleased with her performance

Saturday, she still felt she had a chance to win. “I know if I felt good and if I felt like I have been in a few of the other races this season, I could’ve been up there to win,” Areson said. “But I guess it’s just whatever happens on that day.” Areson said Florida’s Rebecca Lowe, who took first in the race, began to pull away from Areson with about a mile left. Areson said it was “really frustrating” being close enough to watch Lowe, but not to pass her. Lowe went on to finish with a 20:57.35 time, only 15 seconds faster than Areson. Even though she expected a win Saturday, Areson’s finish was her best performance at the SEC Championships, surpassing her 15th-place finish in 2006. Areson missed 2007 because of a leg injury, but she has been able to avoid any major setbacks since then, something she attributes to the team as well as to herself. “They’ve helped me a lot, because on the days I just don’t feel like doing anything, they’re all excited,” she said. “I’m just like well, I guess I have to go out and do it anyways.” Areson will lead the Lady Vols into the NCAA South Regional in Tuscalooa, Ala., on Nov. 14, where they will need to record a top-two finish to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23. Areson earned an individual spot to NCAAs in 2008, but she says

Photo courtesy of UT Sports Information it would be great to help the entire team earn a bit this year. “We’re going to have to run really hard,” she said. “We could sneak in there.”

Hockey club propelled by explosive offense Anthony Elias Staff Writer The Tennessee Ice Vols Hockey Club (5-2-1) travels to Kennesaw, Ga., this weekend to take on both the Kennesaw State Owls and Central Florida Golden Knights. “This weekend we’re really going to have to play solid defense; Kennesaw is a very good team,” goaltender Joe Gauvin said. “They play a lot of really good teams. In my freshman year, they won the national championship, so we just need to work on our defense. We’ve had a lot of goals scored on our defense.” The senior from Marshfield, Mass., leads all UT goaltenders with 169 saves and has a save percentage of .880. The Ice Vols (No. 5 in the ACHA South

Region Coaches Rankings) are coming off a successful weekend offensively against the South Carolina Gamecocks, defeating USC on Friday and Saturday, 8-1 and 11-7. Still, Gauvin says the offense isn’t always going to save the Vols. “Can’t always rely on us to score seven goals a game, it’s just not always going to happen, so we just have to work on better team defense,” Gauvin said. “(We’re) playing Kennesaw and Central Florida this weekend; it’s gotta start now.” Still, many players view the Vols’ offense as an obvious strength. “We’re a young team,” senior Kevin Jones said. “We’ve shown from our offense; that’s something to be excited about.” Jones is from Houston, Texas, and previously played hockey with the

CSHL’s Cincinnati Cobras. On Halloween night against South Carolina, Jones recorded two goals and two assists and is currently 4th on Tennessee’s all-time scoring list. Jones is close to catching Jon Benner (213) and Preston Dixon (215) to move up the list. “We’re just one practice short this year than usual, so it’s a little bit slow for us to pull things together,” Jones said. “And as you can see from our past weekend, we’re starting to pull things together, so it’s starting to make us into a very exciting hockey team. We’re starting to recapture the years’ past winning tradition.” According to the Ice Vols players, such as leading goal-scorer Robert Banks, the club doesn’t get the preferred amount of exposure on campus. Banks said he “runs into it all the time,” and many students are surprised to know

UT even has a hockey club. “I know there’s a lot of people that love hockey, at least the NHL,” Banks said. “(You) can’t go to NHL games around here; you have to drive to Atlanta or Nashville, so I think the exposure (helps). Once people (know) that we have a hockey team, then we’ll get a lot more fans because I know there’s a lot of people that like hockey down here.” Banks is a freshman out of Erie, Pa., and a former player for Division I Mercyhurst College. So far this season, Banks has shot out of the gate scoring 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) through eight games. This past Saturday night against South Carolina, Banks tallied two goals and five assists. Jones said having an offensive catalyst like Banks has been a major factor in the club’s successful offense.

“Being on the power play, me and Banks really move the puck well,” Jones said. “He came from a good hockey program; I played good hockey. That kinda helps when you come here if you’ve played good hockey before, so you kinda play at a higher level than what this is, so you’re able to excel when you come from that kind of background.” With UT’s next home game on the docket for Jan. 22, Banks said it isn’t too late for fans to venture to Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and show support for the Ice Vols. “We have a Power T on our chest most nights, so Knoxville and the whole state of Tennessee usually really gets a high off of anything that’s sports-related as far as Tennessee,” Banks said. “We represent Tennessee just like the football team does, so come on out and show your support.”

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