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strength, heart and spirit The UWA women’s team triumphed over UAH finishing 8-1, while the men lost in a close finish 5-4.

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TRUE: Most literary critics believe that John Polidori did indeed have Lord Byron in mind when he wrote his novel. Polidori wrote The Vampyre after spending the summer with Lord Byron, Mary W. Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Claire Clairmont at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. To pass the time, Lord Byron suggested that they all try their hand at writing a ghost story. Lord Byron tried to write a vampire story but gave up after composing only a few pages. John Polidori read Lord Byron’s fragment and decided to develop it further with his friend, Lord Byron, as the main character. @the university of west alabama

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sweet romantic dates

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n today’s unfortunate economy, everyone is looking for ways to shop smart and save on deals without getting hit with a major price tag. However, young lovers in this recession should not sacrifice romantic dates because of their obvious lack of funds. So here are cheap ways to have a romantic date without breaking the bank.

anetta patterson 1. Have a gourmet picnic. On a nice spring or fall day, make a plan to romance each other with a nice picnic in the park. Before your picnic, cruise the local supermarket for anything from crackers and cheese to turkey sandwiches. Make sure to grab some chocolate and strawberries as well for a sweet, romantic food that you can feed to each other. 4. Get an ice cream. Take a stroll down town. Get into the car and drive to the closest town that you know nothing about. Get a cheap ice cream cone and stroll the street to find out what is going on in this town. Just talking and being somewhere that is different will put a spark in your relationship.

2. Rent a rowboat for your own sunset cruise. Rent a cheap canoe or small rowboat just for the day and sail out into the middle of a lake right at sunset to watch the beautiful colors with each other. Pack a blanket, lie back, and after the sunset, watch and wait for the stars to appear.

5. Volunteer together. Sign up to volunteer together for something that both of you are very passionate about. For example, if both of you guys are animal lovers, signing up to volunteer at adoption day for rescued dogs or just volunteer to feed sheltered animals.

3. Exercise together. If you and your significant other exercise and get sweaty together, physical activity seems a lot less like a chore and more like a fun, proactive activity together. Try fun ways to workout with each other like couples yoga or a dance class. With working out, you can get your blood pumping and cheer each other along while you improve your bodies.

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daylight saving time begins march 13

alabama river festival this weekend The Alabama River Museum will be hosting the River Days Festival March 10, 11, and 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival creates an early 1800s environment with the assistance of costumes, activities, and food. There will be Indian Creek stick ball, stomp dancing, tomahawk throwing and many more fun activities. This year, there will also be opportunity to bring your own artifacts and ask an karyn archeologist to examine louritt and identify them. Admis-

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sion to the festival is only $5 per person. My family occasionally went to Sutter’s Fort in California when I was young. Similar to the River Days Festival, Sutter’s Fort gives children the opportunity to learn about frontier times in an incredibly engaging way. I learned about the difficulties of frontier life but also heard about enjoyable memories from “first-hand” pioneers. I still remember some of the stories I was told and always had a lot of fun on our Sutter’s Fort adventures. If you have kids, they will have a great (and educational!) time going to the Festival. If you don't have children, why not try to recreate some of your childhood memories? If you've never been to an event like this, grab a few friends, and go create a few memories.

It’s almost that time of year again: the days are getting a little bit longer, the weather is getting just a little bit warmer, and the plants are beginning to awaken from their wintery slumber. The sting of winter is nearing its final weeks, and with it comes the seemingly more present appearance of spring. And, like every year, Daylight Saving Time is approaching as well. This year, Daylight SavingsTime begins on Sunday, March 13, and will last until Sunday, November 6. On that Sunday night, time will “spring forward” an hour in an attempt to help preserve daylight. In the past, this time was used to prolong the workday in an attempt to reap more crops and in turn, make more caleb walters money. Nowadays, though, the long spring and summer afternoons are a welcome sight to those who enjoy the outdoors. This allows for more outdoor activities to occur that would otherwise be inhibited by darkness. No matter who you are, though, don’t forget to set your clocks on March 13, or you’ll be showing up to class an hour late!

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spring break necessities

Spring break is on its way! Just a few more weeks and the students of the University of West Alabama will have a week to play without worrying about assignments and homework. Do you have plans yet? Are to go to the beach or just go home to Mamma’s cooking? If you do not know hannah riley yet, here are a few ideas on how you can spend your week with enjoyment and create a week to remember. Take a road trip! Grab a group of friends, a reliable ride, a map, and you’re good to go. Best of all with

road trips, you can stop and stay with friends or relatives, take detours at the last minute, and pile all your friends into a hostel or a hotel room. Take back roads whenever possible to capture the scenic moments of your trip. Get back to nature! Camping is another great idea for those who like nature and the great outdoors. It’s a nice alternative for a rustic, downto-earth time with your friends, and a campfire! You can pitch a tent, or if you have a little cash, rent a log cabin. Don’t forget your fishing rods! Many camp sites have lakes that make great fishing spots. Visit a big city! City websites have lists of local activities and annual events in cities, such as: New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix,

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Philadelphia, and San Diego. Heavily populated areas offer endless opportunities with both modern and historic activities to see. In the city, there are plenty of things to do, see, eat, and shop. Volunteer! This is probably the cheapest, but perhaps not the most relaxing, alternative for spring break. Nevertheless, you won’t find a more fullfilling opportunity than helping those in need. You may help rebuild communities or work with individuals. Regardless, it’s a one of a kind, fulfilling experience. No matter what you do or where you go, whether it is at the beach, home, a big city, or volunteering, have fun on your spring break, and make sure it is a week that you will never forget.

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higher education day procrastinantion week

On April 7, 2011, students and professors from UWA will be joining colleges and universities across Alabama for Higher Education Day in Montgomery. The bus will leave UWA at 7:00 a.m. and return to Livingston at 5:00 p.m. Students who participate in the Rally for Higher Education will be excused from class. Participants will also receive a free breakfast, free HED T-shirt, and a free BBQ lunch. This will be your chance to let elected officials hear your voice concerning issues facing higher education in 2011. The SGA will award $100 to the group with the highest percentage of attendance. To be eligible, organizations must sign up no later than April 1. To reserve your seat on the bus, email STARS Coordinator Brittany Keith at keithb@uwa.edu.

seven habits of highly effective people workshop Dr. Ken Tucker, Dean of the UWA College of Business, will present the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” workshop at Hightower Center, York. The dates and times of the workshop are as follows: Dates – April 5, 6, and 7. Time – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 5 and 6 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on April 7 Participants will learn how to create a better balance in their lives, how to create a personal mission statement, how to increase productivity, how to practice win-win communication, and how to plan around their priorities. The cost of the workshop is $90.00. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The workshop is co-sponsored by the

University of West Alabama College of Business, the Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce, and the City of York. Enrollment for UWA Campus School’s summer program and fall registration being accepted. The UWA Campus School is now accepting enrollment for the Summer Program and Fall Registration. Parents interested in enrolling their children can pick up an enrollment packet, or they can contact the Director, Joan Moriarty, and she will send the packet through campus mail. Parents who have any questions should call (205) 652-3832.

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I almost forgot: it's procrastination week It is Sunday night, past time to send this to the muse office to meet the deadline, but . . . well, you know how it is, don’t you? Or are you one of those perfect students who does everything before the deadline? I know you exist! I know you are out there, somewhere! Well, I am not like you! I can give you a million reasons why I connie james am late! But I have learned that nobody wants to hear my excuses. I try to get things done on time, but I just don’t. March 7-11 is Procrastination Week. If I had intended to let you know in time for you to celebrate this important week in the life of a college student, I am late for that deadline also. I procrastinated about telling you that this week is Procrastination Week. Sorry. My goal as a student is to STOP procrastinating and as Larry the Cable Guy tells us: “Get ‘er done!” I hope you will accept that goal too. If not, enjoy the second half of the week by playing computer games and not doing your homework. And you can blame it all on me. This year, I’m the Queen of Procrastination. Next year, you can be the Queen or King.

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rock-a-thon march 2011

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fter last year’s much successful event, the ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau are proud to announce their plans for the 21st Annual ROCK-A-THON! Last year’s Rock-A-Thon was complete with great talent, good BBQ and, of course, a night full of rocking. This year, the fun and laughter will take place on Thursday, March 24th, at UWA’s Moon House (located across the street from the Caf parking lot). The ladies are now accepting interest forms from all performers who would like to show off. Singing, dancing, and stepping are just a few categories already lined up. The event is free to attend; however, the ladies would love donations. The money raised throughout the night will go towards Habitat for Humanity, Pine Mountain Settlement School, ashlynn the American Heart Association, and many local agenfrith cies. Last year the ladies raised more than $1300. They hope to surpass that amount this year! For more information, please contact Hannah Shirley at shirleyh@uwa.edu or Devan Schryer at schryerd@uwa.edu.

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Contrary to what outsiders may think, it’s really, really easy to get bored! In the “big town” of Livingston luckily, a new social networking site may have a quick fix for that problem. Shizzlr.com is a creative new website that allows for its users to submit “Plans” that automatically send out mass texts to friends that you have tagged. Through these chats with friends, you are able to find out what your friends are doing, and invite more people to attend, if you wish. Going to a party later? Post it on Shizzlr and let your friends know what’s going on. Wanting to go to Meridian, but you don’t want to go alone? Post it as a Plan, and someone is sure to tag along with you. Because Shizzlr is new on the scene, it hasn’t gained quite the amount of buzz as a site like Facebook. So the next time you’re bored, try posting on Shizzler.com, and you might just be surprised what come up!

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movie reviews

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the great debaters (pg-13) happy gilmore (pg-13) The renowned Denzel Washington has done it again. Inspired by the true story at Wiley College, The Great Debaters shows the journey of an underdog AfricanAmerican debate team as they aspire for greatness. Denzel Washington plays a double role as both actor and director of this brittney amazing film. ivy Set during the period of time when African-Americans were lynched by angry white mobs who did not do well with change, the movie portrays a group of brilliant African-American students taking on society as they strive for greatness. Naturally, the group is under the guidance of a fearless leader. Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington) uses extreme teaching methods to train his elite students. However, he also has a secret that causes trouble for him throughout the movie. He has very radical political views. Washington does a superb job of acting out his character's beliefs. Moreover, he demonstrates the

power of words to his apprentices. His students, Henry Lowe (Nate Parker), James Farmer Jr. (Denzel Whitaker), Samantha Booke (Jurnee Smollett), and Hamilton Burgess (Jermaine Williams), strive to be the best debaters as they fight against an unjust society. After the intense reality of a first-handed viewing of a lynching and having the lynch mob turn against them, the group strives to maintain themselves and press forward in life. Once the team finally makes it to Harvard, they only have one challenge left to face. Will they be able to beat the best team in the United States? This brilliant film does a magnificent job of depicting life around the Civil Rights movement. The movie's blunt realism takes the viewer back to a time where life was forced to adapt to changes. The Great Debaters encourages everyone to strive for excellence and stand up for what is right, even when taking an unpopular stand goes against societal norms.

This gut-busting film starring Adam Sandler portrays a washed up hockey player who continues to believe that he belongs in the pros. Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) has no future in hockey, and everyone around him tries to convince him of this fact. He is steadfast and has no intent on giving up on patience this dream. When moseley his grandmother (Frances Bay) is unable to pay her taxes, Gilmore begins to look elsewhere for fast money. While moving his grandmother’s furniture out of her deeply treasured house, the movers find golf clubs and begin to bet on who can shoot further. None of them can beat Gilmore’s slapshot. Through this little game, an idea arises: Gilmore should play in the Pro Golf Tour! Gilmore, however, thinks that this idea is stupid and that golf is for people wearing plaid pants and ugly hats. His attitude toward the idea changes very quickly when a huge

sum of money is mentioned. If he wins, he will gain more than enough to get his grandmother’s house back. He enters the tour through a series of competitions and goes on to earn some money, with his grandmother as his main motivation. Along the way, he meets his antagonistic competitor, Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald). This sneering hotshot moves on with Gilmore to the end of the tour, causing distress for Gilmore the entire way. Will Gilmore freeze and lose both the tour and his grandmother’s house? Will he pull through for her when he is most needed?

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Colby Cork President

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s current vice president of SGA, I ran for SGA president to be able to do more with the student body and UWA’s campus. I have been a part of SGA since my freshman year at UWA and have acknowledged the leadership of each presidential position held by Mahalia Gray, Hannah Meherg, J.D. Bonner, and the current SGA president Travis Moore. I hope to take what I have learned from them and improve on their achievements. I look forward to working with the newly elected SGA executive council to raise our university’s involvement in Higher Educa-

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tion Day, getting political leaders on campus to speak to the faculty and student body, maintain UWA’s winning title against UNA with our annual canned food drive competition, and to do my best towards meeting the concerns of campus needs. I have already received several legacy project ideas, such as the televisions that were placed in the cafeteria by this years SGA, for this next school year and am more than willing to accept more ideas that will be beneficial for our campus. I thank those who chose me as SGA president and would like to invite anyone to come to the colby cork meetings!

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Wednesday, Mar 9 Calloway School 2:30 Workshop 4:00 Reading 6:00 Dinner

Contact professors in composition, literature, or foreign language for more information.

The 2011-2012 sga executive board

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athlete to watch : jessica powell

The Tiger softball team has started off their season well with a record of 14-2. The team has 9 seniors, and they are looking to have many more wins. One of the 9 seniors that has opened the season with excellent records is Jessica Powell. The senior from Orangvale, California has already had 20 hits, 17 RBIs, and 3 home runs. She currently has a batting average of .476. Jessica came to UWA her sophomore year. The centerfielder came from Sierra College in Rocklin, California. Coach Will Atkinson said, “JP has anchored our outfield in centerfield for the last three seasons and first 16 games. She has been a huge spark for our offense. She has a very contagious enthusiasm that spreads throughout the allison lockhart team. She, along with the entire Tiger softball team should be exciting to watch this season In their quest for a berth into the GSC tourney.” On February 22nd Powell was named GSC East Division player of the week. She has had multi hit performances in 5 games. She had the game winning run in the 2-0 win over Columbus State. She hit a home run to win the game. She was also UWA’s female athlete of the week recently. Being a freshman of the UWA softball team, it is easy to agree with Coach Atkinson. JP is a very key part to the team, and she has an impact on me every day we step on the field. She is definitely an athlete to watch this spring. The Tigers are back to action on Wednesday February 9th. They play Tuskegee College in Tuskegee, Alabama. Thursday, the Tigers play Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama and the time is TBA.

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arch is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the women of West Alabama. What better place to look for great women than the connie Alabama Womjames en’s Hall of Fame founded to honor the women important to the history of the state? The AWHF began in 1970 and is housed in A. Howard Bean Hall on the campus of Judson College. Many important women who may have otherwise been forgotten are remembered there. Maria Fearing Born in 1838 near Gainesville, Maria (Ma-rye-ah) Fearing worked as a house slave. She learned the Presbyterian Catechism, Bible stories, and stories about missionaries to Africa, along with the children of the main house. She learned to read and write when she was 33. Fearing worked her way through Freedman’s Bureau School in Talladega to be a teacher. After teaching many years, she applied to be a missionary with the Presbyterian Church in the Congo. At the age of 56, she sold her house and paid her own way to Africa because the mission board refused to send her. Fearing learned the language of the people and helped to translate the Bible into the Baluba-Lulua

dialect of the nation. She also created Pantops Home for Girls, where orphans and other homeless girls could learn the skills needed to become women. They also learned about the Christian faith. The girls called her “mama wa Mputu” (mother from far away.) She spent over 20 years as a missionary in the Congo. Fearing returned to Alabama in 1916 and taught at a Selma church school. She was honored by the Southern Presbyterian Church for her missionary work when she was 81. Later, she returned to Sumter County and died there in 1937, when she was 99. Maria Fearing was born into slavery, lived as a teacher and missionary, and died as an honored educator. She was an inductee into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000. Martha Strudwick Young Martha Strudwick Young began life in a community near Greensboro in 1862. She learned the Southern Black Legends and folk tales as a child, later writing short stories and books in the Negro dialect. Her work appeared in many famous magazines, and her books were extremely popular. She toured the county reading her books and talking to audiences about them. Young went to school at Greensboro Female Academy, Green Springs School, which was founded by her grandfather, Henry Tutwiler; Tuscaloosa Female Academy; and Livingston Female Academy, later known as UWA. Young returned to spend her last years

in Greensboro and died in 1941. She was one of the 1986 inductees into the Alabama Woman’s Hall of Fame. Margaret Booth Margaret Booth was born in Montgomery in 1880. She was educated in the local public schools and at Agnes Scott Institute. She was the first Alabamian to go to Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Booth became the first principal of the newly opened Demopolis High School and founded the Demopolis Public Library. She was 20-years-old when she came to Demopolis. At 34, she founded a college preparatory school for girls. The success of the Margaret Booth School was measured by the number of girls who could attend the well-known Eastern colleges without taking the College Boards. She died on one of her yearly teaching trips abroad in 1953. Margaret Booth prepared her girls for life, not just for college. She worked with her students for nearly 40 years. For this legacy she was inducted into the Alabama Woman’s Hall of Fame in 1999. These three Women made a difference in the lives of the people of West Alabama. Everyone has people in his or her life who have also made a difference. If your role models are still with you, write a note to tell them how they affected your life. If they are no longer alive, tell their relatives or your friends how you were changed by knowing them. Histories of other great Alabama women can be found at http://www.awhf.org.


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Downward Dog, Spinal Fold, Jack Knife, Warrior, and Child’s Pose. What are these you ask? Yoga poses, and I bet you will never guess who has recently started training with these Yoga poses. That’s right, your very own UWA football players. Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” bringing the body and mind together in one kea sawaska experience. The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. These physical and mental exercises

Mental Benefits for Athletes:

• Helps perform at peak “in the zone” • Sharpens mental edge • Ability to stay relaxed in competition • Increases focus and concentration • Increases spatial awareness • Brings awareness to the breath • Reduces anxiety & stress • Reduces performance anxiety • Calms the mind • Connects breath and body • Improves sleep

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began because people desired personal freedom, health, a long life, and heightened self-understanding. The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. Yoga is designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, which increases its efficiency and total health. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produces a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body. The UWA football men are regularly advised by their coaches to go to the Yoga classes held at the UWA Fitness Center. The physical and mental benefits for these athletes include the following:

Physical Benefits for Athletes:

• Prevents injuries • Speeds up recovery • Increases core body strength • Increases flexibility • Improves balance • Improves body control • Promotes muscular symmetry • Lengthens muscles • Alleviates back pain • Relaxes the body • Raises energy level • Improves oxygen intake

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Thursday, March 3, the University of West Alabama Tigers tennis teams clashed with the Chargers of the University of AlabamaHuntsville in a Gulf South Conference match. The lady Tigers had a colossal victory over the lady Chargers, winning 8-1 and improving their record to 6-4 on the year. Unfortunately, UWA’s men’s team lost a compelling match 5-4, dropping their overall record to 5-5 on the year. josh taylor Wade Covington, the number one seed for the men’s team, possesses an abundance of talent on the court and enters each match with the determination and spirit that one needs to win. When asked about the expectation of Wade this year, Coach Glen Fanelli said, “My expectations of Wade Covington are to continue to see his improvement in mental toughness and for him to continue learning how to control his negative emotions.” Wade truly is a gifted athlete who aspires to always achieve the goal of winning; however, he allows struggles throughout the match to influence his play. Coach Fanelli believes that if Wade “channels those emotions into positive emotions . . . he will become a much stronger player and could see him playing number one more often for the team.” The men’s team was without their strongest player, Santiago Lopez, on Thursday and had to rely on their “number one strength . . . their heart . . . and not lose [their] spirit,” said Coach Fanelli. The women’s team had a very dominant performance on Thursday, and by Coach Fanelli’s account, their “main strength—attitude” allowed them to prevail over the UAH Chargers. Coach Fanelli firmly believes the lady Tigers are fighters and appear to be “coming together . . . obtaining their goals,[and] at this point they are overachievers.” He hopes this trend will continue so that the team will be awarded with more success this season. The tennis team’s next home match will be held Thursday March 10 at 1:00 p.m. against Cameron at Howard R. Vaughn Tennis Complex.

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pring break is approaching everyone planning vacation and hotel reservations are the biggest task on people’s minds. The weather will be warm and everyone is going to be looking there best and so should you. Fun and free flowing in the sun is a new theme for spring break fashion. So when you are done planning the not so fun things bust out your suitcases’ and fill them with these items. Stylists’ comments: Light fabrics and clothing are a key when packing your suitcases. Striking colors, tones and designs are a great way to get noticed this year. Your satisfaction will be granteed with items like these. Girls: A popular trend is bohemian chic for the beach scene this year. Putting bold tribal prints with a tank is one way you can accentuate your waistline and be comfortable at the same time. Bathing suits with ruffles can make a flat chest seem fuller and give the illusion of a flatter stomach. Egyptian style flats are also very easy and corridinates with almost anything. To finish off any look being a out on the town outfit or a bathing thow on some ray-ban shades and a pair of antique earrings. Guys: We too can be stylish and have fun in the sun do not let the ladies have all the fun. Colorful bathing suits are a nice touch on all skin tones and aslo bleached tones are very popular this year. All these styles are pefect for everyday wear. V-necks with color and stripes that go long like the lines of the beach horizons are definate for the ever popular “T-Shirt time”. Classic Polos should always be worn for the beach you wouldn’t forget your sun tan lotion would you. For your night out on the town you should have your dark blue jeans with a light colored shirt it will give you that fresh beach feeling.

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how to maintain academic integrity and not be guilty of academic misconduct dr. william b. green-burns

An age old policy is “ignorance of the law is no defense!” In terms of academic misconduct, the same policy applies. I have discovered that there are those who willfully commit academic fraud and those who do not really know what academic fraud and dishonesty is; therefore, they unknowingly break the rules of proper academic conduct. The consequences of a student committing academic misconduct may be very severe, ranging from dismissal from the University to the potential

for not being hired for a desired position. The following is an attempt to clarify and simplify exactly what is academic misconduct. According to The Tiger Paw, the University of West Alabama student handbook found at www.uwa.edu, the following infractions constitute academic dishonesty and misconduct: “Any ill gained advantage in any academic pursuit that would not have been available if left up to the student’s own abilities and performance.”

The following are examples of academic misconduct:

1.Cheating 2.Assisting in cheating 3.Theft or possession of examinations or other unauthorized class materials 4.Submitting the same assignment in more than one course without the instructors’ consent. This infraction occurs frequently in regard to papers, reports, and article critiques. Notice that “instructors’” is a plural possessive, implying all instructors involved. 5.Knowingly furnishing false information (transcripts) to the University 6.Altering or attempting to alter a grade or information on any University record, which includes the instructor’s written remarks on returned documents and his/her grade books. 7.Misrepresenting oneself to submit work for another student 8.Enlisting someone else to submit work falsely for oneself 9.Plagiarism (the most difficult to understand and avoid) and multiple submissions of one’s own work 10.Simply put, plagiarism is the theft or use of another person’s words or ideas as your own without giving the originator credit. Multiple submission of one’s own work is the use of your own words or ideas without a proper citation. A student may incorrectly extract portions of another work that he or she has done, insert it in a new work, and turn that in as an original. Turnitin.com usually catches this academic infraction. If you refer to something that you have previously written, you must cite it.

In short, a student must do his or her own work. Additional remedies to prevent academic misconduct:

Read your syllabi thoroughly! Make sure you are following directions for each assignment. If you do not understand the syllabus, ask the instructor for clarification. Submit assignments in the proper format—hard copies, email, Turnitin— as requested. If possible, submit assignments before the due date. Use reputable resources. Do not rely on hearsay concerning assignments. A thought: they can kick in your door any time and take all that you own. They cannot steal your integrity and honesty or the knowledge that you have in your head.

How can you, as a student, avoid breaking the above rules of academic conduct?

1.Do not cheat! Do not copy a paper, or look at another student’s answers. Do not tempt yourself by bringing electronic devices that can be used for cheating to class. 2.By all means, do not help someone else cheat. Helping someone is being an accomplice, so you are guilty also. 3.Do not steal or use copies of exams or other unauthorized materials. 4.If you wish to use an assignment for more than one class, secure the permission of all instructors involved. 5.Do not furnish false information to anyone! This holds true for resumes also! 6.Do not change any grades or assist anyone in doing this! 7.Do not masquerade as another student to perform or hand-in work. 8.Do not ask someone else to do your work! 9.Avoid plagiarism. 10.To avoid plagiarizing someone else’s work, or your own work from another document, learn how to cite the work from other sources. 11.Learn how to read other works and put them in your own words. Avoid using the computer to cut and paste. Such an act usually inadvertently leads to plagiarism. If you are not accustomed to reading a passage and putting it into you own words, think in terms of taking notes as you read; then create an old-fashioned outline. Ask for advice from your teachers or seek assistance from the writing lab.

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It’s the first date and it went better than you could have asked for. So now you’re wanting to know if you are going to get that kiss that would make the night end perfectly. Well so is Thompson Square. Their hit song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is all about those anticipating moments. Everyone can relate to some part of this song with its timeless lyrics and relating predicaments.

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“You know I like my chicken fried, cold beer on a Friday night, pair of jeans that fit just right, and the radio up”, sounds like a pretty good time right? Well Zac Brown Band definitely thinks so. This country music band is all about a good time, love, and laughs and is continuously proving to be a major success. Zac Brown formed the Zac Brown Band I think someone is a little upset and bitter. That someone being Cee Lo Green. He in 2002, based out of expresses some pretty harsh feelings in his new single “Forget You”. This song is so Atlanta, Georgia. They catchy and does not lie about the feelings of a break up. It’s almost funny with the use have recorded four studio of the original vulgar title (“F*** You”), adding humor to a heart breaking situation. Yes albums and charted five the original title has quite a shock value, but I don’t think “forget you” is coming out of number one singles on the anyone’s mouth during a break up. Billboard country charts: “Chicken Fried”, “Toes”, “Highway 20 Ride”, “Free”, and “As She’s Walking Away”, in addition to the single “Whatever It Is,” which peaked at number 2 on the same chart. In 2009 the band won top new vocal duo or group at the Academy of Country Music Awards and won breakthrough video of the year for “Chicken Fried” at the CMT Music Awards.

cee lo green: forget you

train: marry me

This acoustic ballad has become a popular hit with its tender lyrics. “Marry Me” gives many girls’ dream question words and explains that love at first sight feeling. Pat Monahan’s vocals really shine and show his raw talent with his high-pitched range. This song will definitely be another fan favorite and let non-Train fans know that this train is not leaving the station.

In 2010 they won best new artist at the Grammy Awards and won new artist of the year at the Country Music Association. So far in 2011 Zac Brown Band has won best country collaboration with vocals at the Grammy Awards for “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson. They were also nominated for eighteen other awards. The Foundation is Zac Brown Band’s top selling album. It was released on November 17, 2008 by Home Grown Music, Inc (Zac Brown’s personal record label). This twelve track sensation includes five of their popular radio hits. The band’s instrumental skills and writing talents are clearly proven without

losing their down to earth feel. This album gives you a variety of country flavors from bluegrass (“Mary”) to breezy Caribbean (“Where the Boat Leaves From”) and even a little bit goofy with “It’s Not OK” and “Sic ‘Em On a Chicken”. You can relax to the soothing violin sounds of “Free” or go sit your ass in the sand with “Toes”. Boys: can’t put your feelings into words? Neither can Zac Brown, but he figures out what to say with “Whatever It Is”. Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation is packed with plenty of personality. This album captures their hard-working efforts with something to prove and the talent to back it up.


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1. Unstoppable (PG-13) Denzel Washington 2. Red (PG-13) Bruce Willis 3. Life As We Know It (PG-13) Katherine Heigl 4. Secretariat (PG) Diane Lane 5. You Again (PG) Kristen Bell 6. Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Brian Boland 7. Let Me In (R) Kodi-Smit McPhee 8. My Soul to Take (R) Max Thieriot 9. The Social Network (PG-13) Jesse Eisenberg 10. Conviction (R) Hilary Swank 1. Unstoppable (PG-13) (Fox) 2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (G) (Disney) 3. Paranormal Activity 2 (R) (Paramount) 4. Life As We Know It (PG-13) (Warner Bros.) 5. For Colored Girls (R) (Lionsgate) 6. Red (PG-13) (Summit) 7. Secretariat (PG) (Disney) 8. You Again (PG) (Disney) 9. Toy Story 3 (G) (Disney) 10. Inception (PG-13) (Warner Bros.)

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1. Gnomeo & Juliet (G) animated 2. Hall Pass (R) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis 3. Unknown (PG-13) Liam Neeson, January Jones 4. Just Go With It (PG-13) Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston 5. I Am Number Four (PG-13) Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant 6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: The Director’s Fan Cut (G) Justin Bieber, Usher 7. The King’s Speech (R) Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter 8. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson 9. Drive Angry 3D (R) Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard 10. The Roommate (PG-13) Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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Tennis Doubles Men’s and Women’s Tuesday, March 8, 2011 UWA Tennis Complex 3:00pm Turkey Hunting Competition March – April 2011 Women’s Intramural Basketball Champions Compete in Magnolia Madness Saturday, March 5th Blu Phinale competed in the ACIS Regional Basketball Tournament, Magnolia Madness, held at Mississippi State University. The girls competed against other intramural teams from Mississippi State University, University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas State University. Blu Phinale made it to the semi-finals. Wennica Foster, Omesha Frost, Valerie Harris, Cassandra Smith, Toniqua Moden and Ciera Speight represented UWA with great sportsmanship, skill and pride. Wennica Foster, who was the leading scorer for the tournament with 85 total points, was named to the AllTournament Team.

One rainy afternoon, John Jones had just left the law office where he worked and was driving home. He was so anxious to get home and have dinner with his wife and two children that he slid off the road and ran into a large oak. Using the jaws of life, the paramedics were able to extricate John from the wreck of his BMW and transport him to Anderson’s Hospital. John was rushed to the emergency room, where a team of doctors examined him. Following the examination, John was wheeled into the waiting room. An hour later, one of the examining doctors walked up to John and said, “Sir, I have good news and bad

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news for you. Which would you like first?” Sighing deeply, John said, “Give me the bad news first.” The doctor said, “We are going to have to amputate both of your feet.” “Oh, my God!” John exclaimed. “How could there be any good news?” “Well,” the doctor said, “do you see that seedy looking man sit-

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ALL MY CHILDREN Greenlee reminded Madison that Ryan had a lot on his mind and didn’t need anymore stress. Ricky quickly ran out the back door before Kendall caught him inside her home. Amanda drowned her sorrows during Tad and Cara’s wedding ceremony. Ryan overheard Madison talking to the doctor about her due date and realized that he was her baby’s father. Tad and Cara returned home from their honeymoon while Jake tried not to appear jealous. Wait to See: Scott kisses Madison. Madison accuses Greenlee of taking credit for an idea at work.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Taylor was furious that Brooke was planning another overseas business trip with Thomas. Marcus surprised his parents by

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coming to Amber’s defense. Steffy confronted Bill about what she witnessed between him and Amber. Thomas came to Brooke for dating advice. Oliver tried to make Hope realize how happy they could be together. Thomas told Steffy about his and Brooke’s kiss. Wait to See: Stephanie slaps Brooke. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Brady offered Taylor a job at Titan. Stefano’s mind-erasing drug appeared to have worked on Rafe. Daniel refused to give Nathan his blessing to propose to Melanie. Abigail was turned off when she found out that Chad was a DiMera. Maggie blurted out to Victor that she loved him. Nicole insisted that Taylor move into the mansion despite EJ’s objections. Adrienne and Justin announced their engagement. Nicole found imposter Rafe very appealing. Wait to See: EJ admits to Taylor that he has feelings for her. Sami overhears Rafe’s imposter giving Johnny some questionable advice. GENERAL HOSPITAL Elizabeth submitted a new DNA test on her son after hearing about Lucky and Siobhan’s engagement. Jason was unamused to learn that he was a character in Spinelli’s new novel. Sonny rescued Brenda just after she was injected with a deadly poison. Ethan was indifferent about Kristina’s

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growing attraction toward him. Patrick and Robin were caught trespassing while trying to spy on Lisa and Johnny. Jax threatened Carly with a custody suit after he caught her helping another mobster. Wait to See: Theo and Suzanne search for their grandchild.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE Todd hired John to investigate Tomas. Dorian warned Charlie that he had better sever all ties with Echo. Blair and Tomas ignored everyone’s advice and agreed to date. An unseen gunman took a shot at Todd. Langston felt betrayed when Ford decided not to institutionalize Tess. Charlie found himself kissing Echo instead of giving her the boot. Bo got a clue to David’s whereabouts. Wait to See: Dorian strikes up a flirtation with Cutter. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Victor backed Sharon up by telling the law that she tried to save Skye’s life, not kill her. Sharon was furious to learn that Nick blackmailed Adam into leaving town. It was later revealed that Adam was in Thailand, where he met up with Koa. Kyle did his best to make Phyllis miserable while she was dating his father. The judge awarded Victoria and her siblings a multimillion-dollar settlement from Victor. Wait to See: Nikki learns Deacon’s secret.

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mummified mother found in newly deceased daughter’s possessions When cleaning out old closets and sorting through dusty belongings, many people often uncover interesting things which they have either forgotten or lost. Many people run across touching photographs, valuable possessions, and sometimes mummified family members. Just last month, 75 year-old Gladys Jean Bergmeier was found dead while peacefully lying in anetta her bed. This elderly woman was patterson known by her neighbors and family members to be a pack rat who filled her home with bags of paper, obsolete possessions, and outdated newspapers. After this woman’s peaceful death, Bergmeier’s relatives began to clean out her crowded house in order to get her estate in order. However, these relatives found a ghastly surprise when one of them discovered a mummified woman wrapped in plastic and a multicolored curtain. According to reports, this mummified person was dressed in a pajama top and socks, and authorities believe it to be Bergmeier’s mother, Gladys Stansbury, who had not been seen in over a two decades. Additionally, investigators found an orange juice bottle that contained Stansbury’s intestinal remains. This bottle has an expiration date of 2003. Many investigators speculate that Bergmeier could not bear the thought of parting with her mother, so this hoarder kept her close by along with all of her other possessions. Apparently, Stansbury moved in with her daughter after a disastrous flood which destroyed her house. After she made a huge move, many of the local relatives in her area lost direct contact due to distance. After Stansbury’s disappearance, many neighbors began to inquire about the woman’s whereabouts, yet Bergmeier always had an excuse for her absence. After a while, people stopped asking. According to several neighbors, many do not even recall seeing Stansburg within the last 20 years. The body that is believed to be Stansbury is at the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office. Investigators will look for more information that might aid them in discovering the identity and time of death.

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was England’s most famous poet the model for the first literary vampire alan brown

George Gordon Byron, also known as Lord Byron (1788-1824) was, in a sense, the early 19thcentury equivalent of a rock star. A poet whose works includes “Childe Harold”, he was just as celebrated in his lifetime for his excesses. A strikingly handsome man, Lord Byron was said to have had hundreds of lovers, the most famous of whom was Lady Caroline Lamb. He also amassed huge debts as the result of his love for the “good life.” Because of his tremendous appetites, Lord Byron had an on-going war with his weight. Toward the end

of his life, he fought in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Lord Byron died of a fever he contracted in Greece on February 15, 1824. When Lord Byron’s personal physician, John Polidori, published the first vampire novel—The “Vampyre”—on April 1, 1819, readers felt certain that he had modeled his protagonist after his friend. In the novel, Lord Ruthven is a sexual predator, as well as a vampire, who preys on the wives and sisters of his social contacts. Ruthven’s resemblance to Lord Byron was so

strong that many readers believed that Byron himself had written the tale. Because Lord Byron was so popular, many readers resented John Polidori’s alleged portrayal of the poet. The public back-

lash against Polidori was so great that it probably contributed to his suicide in 1821.

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The ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau are proud to announce their plans for the 21st Annual ROCK-A-THON! Last year’s Rock-A-Thon was complete with great talent, good BBQ and, of course, a night full of rocking. This year, the fun and laughter will take place on Thursday, March 24th, at UWA’s Moon House (located across the street from the Caf parking lot). Last year, the ladies raised more than $1300. They hope to surpass that amount this year!For more information, please contact Hannah Shirley at shirleyh@uwa.edu or Devan Schryer at schryerd@uwa.edu.

birthdays and events to remember Wednesday 9 Birthdays: Bow Wow, 1987, rapper Emmanuel Lewis, 1971, actor Amerigo Vespucci, 1454, Italian explorer Events: In 1959, “Barbie” doll makes a debut on the market.

Thursday 10 Birthdays: Carrie Underwood, 1982, singer Osama Bin Laden, 1957, Terrorist Chuck Norris, 1940, action star Events: In 1997, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” makes it’s T.V debut.

Friday 11 Birthdays: LeToya Tuckket, 1981, singer Events: In 1861, the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

Saturday 12 Birthdays: Darryl Strawberry, 1962, baseball star James Taylor, 1948, singer Liza Minnelli, 1946, singer Events: In 1994, the Church of England ordains its first female priest.

Sunday 13 Birthdays: William H. Macy, 1950, actor Events: The planet Uranus is discovered by Sir William Herschel.

Monday 14 Birthdays: Billy Crystal, 1962, actor Michael Caine, 1933, actor Albert Einstein, 1879, genius Events: In 1964, Jack Ruby is found guilty for murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

Tuesday 15 Birthdays: Eva Longoria, 1975, actress Will I. AM, 1975, singer Dee Snider, 1955, singer Events: In 1493, Christopher Colombus returns to Spain.

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