Vigil Upcoming - Southeastern Oklahoma State University



Vigil Upcoming - Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Speech & Debate
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Volume 80, Number 6
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October 1, 1998
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, 74701
"Grow Your Own Readers Vigil Upcoming
October 1....
Picnic in the Park
Candidate Orientation 2
p.m. A200.
October 1-3....
The Mandrake, 8 p.m.
Montgomery Aud.
October 2-3....
Volleyball Tourn.
Henderson State
October 2....
Homecoming Campaign
Kappa Sigma
October 3....
Footbal v Harding 7
p.m. Away.
Softball Tulsa Univer
sity Fest
Residual A C T Test
R223, 8
October 5....
Guest Recital Tony
Carillo 7:30 p.m.
Domestic Violence Vigil
& Take Back the
Night March 6 p.m.
Homecoming Sweep
stakes are Due
October 6....
Volleyball v Austin
College 7 p.m.
October 7....
Junior Assessment Test
ing (classes will
Drawing for parade
positions, Student
October 8....
Volleyball v Southern
Arkansas 6 p.m.
Bonfire and Pep Rally
7:30 p.m.
S O S U Chorale and
IFC President's Club
Room 4:30
SGA President's Club
Room 6:30
The Texhoma Bass Anglers Club is having a meeting on Tuesday October 6 at
p.m. The meeting will be
held in Russell 300.
There will be a fishing
demonstration on rod and
els. Another camping trip
is to be discussed.
Skat's Inside
Social Insecurity 2
tty Professor
Volleyball team
Speech & Debate
Program Encourages Children to Love Reading
and University Unite to Honor
Kara Stevens
Officer of the Year," in both the
sheriff and police departments.
Awards will also be presented to
In the Candlelighting Cere m o n y , everyone lights their
candles, and then a moment of silence will be held to honor the survivors and remember the victims of
domestic violence. Everyone can
then join in on a few songs.
In the Balloon Vigil, everyone
will have helium balloons to release. In the balloons will be strips
of paper with the Crisis Control
Center hotline number on them.
"Most people aren't aware of
our services and what w e do," W a d e
said. "The major thing is to raise
photo by Shay Jones
Volunteers for the "Grow Your O w n Reader" program are (back row L to R) Emily Conklin-PBL, N V - T H S ,
There will be children's activiJoe Conklin-PBL, Andrew Pagel-PBL, NV-THS, Boyd Newton-PBL President, N V - T H S President, Misty
ties, including coloring and face
Hewitt-PBL, Ginger Morris-PBL, Susan Turnbaugh-PBL, NV-THS, and Sharon Benedict-HERO. (front
row L to R) Phyllis Shackelford-Family Literacy - VISTA, Durant Literacy Council, Donna Halbrooks-PBL,
"Most people aren 't painting. Each activity is free of
NV-THS, and Dennis Magee, R N .
aware of our services
Purple ribbons will be given out
and what we do,"
Shav Jones
Domestic Violence
President Johnson was the Masand H E R O from Kiamichi Techmonth.
Wednesday, September 29, nology Center volunteered as ter of Ceremonies. Johnson was
" W e want to encourage people
was the official kick-off celebra- clowns and directed the children joined by his wife, Melinda.
— Misty Wade
their purple ribbons throughtion for "Grow Your O w n Read- to and from their buses.
Mayor Norris made the proclaout
month," W a d e said.
to Phyllis mation followed by M r . Paul
speakThe Crisis Control Center proDurant Mayor and Southeast- Shackelford, Family Literacy Cartledge, President of Durant Liters, including Dot Phelps, a mar- vides counseling, advocacy, court
e m Professor David Norris has V I S T A , the purpose of the pro- eracy Council Board of Directors.
proclaimed October as "Grow gram is to encourage children to
Senator Mickle, Representative riage and family therapist in support, shelter, food, and clothing
Your O w n Readers Month".
love reading.
Dunegan and Roy Davis, Director Durant, and Representative for their clients.
" W e serve over 700 w o m e n and
Children from area day cares
The "Grow Your O w n Read- ofthe Kiamichi Technology Center James Dunegan. There will also
and Head Start Centers were ers" event is the first step in all were present and gave remarks be a "Victim Speakout." M e m - children right here, in Durant,"
bers ofthe audience will be given Stockton said.
treated to a special book reading, reaching families in the area w h o on the n e w program.
The Crisis Control Center reon the lawn in front of Morrison. might need the services offered
Roy Boatner, Director of S O D A a chance to tell their stories.
Each person from the Crisis ported that:
State Senator, Billy Mickle; by The Durant Literacy Council. was also present.
* violence will occur at least
State Representative, James H.
"The day was wonderful and the Control Center w h o holds a title
According to Shackelford,
in two-thirds of all marriages,
Dunegan; and Southeastern once a week a volunteer will go kids enjoyed it," Shackelford said.
many battered w o m e n stay in
President, Glen D. Johnson were to the area centers and read a
"It was fun and educational.
h o m e because they feel
readers for the event.
book to the children. After the People really let d o w n their hair,"
Students representing N a - book has been read, the volun- Andrew Pagel, member of P B L and Misty W a d e , said. W a d e is a that there is no alternative.
senior, psychology major at
Their main office is located at
tional Vocational Technical teer will donate the book to the N V - T H S , said.
of 115 C and 12 street,
H o n o r Society ( N V - T H S ) , center, helping them "Grow Your
" W e really appreciate the cenThere will be an Awards behind Salitas. The Crisis Control
H O S A, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), O w n Library".
ters, staff, faculty and the students,"
A n award will be Center's 24-hour hotline is (580)
Shackelford said.
given to the "Law Enforcement 924-3030.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
The Crisis Control Center, Student Life, and the Southeastern
Counseling Center will hold their
annual Candlelight Vigil and
"Take Back the Night March,"
on Monday, Oct. 5, starting at 6
p.m. This year's theme is "Together W e Can Stop It."
" W e hold an annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the survivors
of domestic violence and remember the victims," Director of Crisis Control Center, Norita Stockton, said.
The March will start at the
Fountain and end on the Courthouse Lawn.
S O S U Announces 1998 Distinguished Retired Faculty
"These Three Individuals Served the University With Great Distinction During Tenures," Johnson Said
Lauren Moffitt
always wanted to teach, and when
gust of 1994. Since her retire- Oklahoma, and was also presented luncheon.
Dr. Ernest Sturch was a the offer came for m e to go back to
The annual Alumni As- ment, she has become an award with the first ever "Lifetime
sociation H o m e c o m i n g Lun- winning quilter. "I use m y math Achievement Award" from the Red member of the University fac- Southeastern, I came."
Dr. Sturch was also a little
ulty from 1956-1989. Dr. Sturch
cheon will be held on Saturday, skills to design quilts," said Dr. River Arts Council.
Oct. 10, in the Visual and Per- Platter. "Quilting involves probDr. Risso earned her Bach- skipped the eighth grade, and league coach for 21 years, a little
forming Arts Center, 1614 North lem solving."
elor of Arts degree from Austin began college when he was 17. league basketball coach for nine
First Street. Recipients of the
Her husband, Dr. Allen College in Sherman, Tex., and her H e earned a Bachelor of Science years, and served as a cub scout
1998 Distinguished Retired Fac- A. Platter is a writer and illus- Master of Arts degree in English from Southeastern in 1951, with master for three years. "With three
sons, it was a natural thing to be
ulty Awards are Dr. Paula Platter, Dr. Ernest Sturch, and Dr.
involved in sports."
Dr. Sturch was the primary
Molly Risso (posthumorus).
University President,
author of " A Plan for the SevenGlen D. Johnson, will present
ties for Southeastern Oklahoma
the awards. "These three indiState University" and a similar
viduals served the University
"Plan for the Eighties."
Dr. Sturch served as pastor
with great distinction during
ofthe Church of Christ church, in
tenures and truly respect the
Bokchito, until January of this
best qualities of Southeastern
year, after his retirement in 1989.
faculty members," said Presi" M o s t of m y favorite
dent Johnson. "Their dedicamemories involve the old Science
tion to the teaching profession
Building with fellow faculty m e m is not the only admirable but
bers, Dr. Lewis Barker, Dr. D o n
also inspirational. Their loyal
Collier, and Mr. Arnold Walker,"
support of Southeastern and its
recollected Dr. Sturch. "It was 34
students will always be rememyears ago in that 'stair step' classbered."
room that I met m y wife, Cathy."
Dr. Paula Platter served
Dr. Paula Platter
Dr. Molly Risso ( p o s t h u m o r u s )
Dr. Ernest Sturch
Sturches have five children.
Southeastern for 25 years, and
Tickets for the homecoma triple major in chemistry, mathwas a professor of mathematics.
Dr. Platter is a native Texan, and in 1987, as the chair of Colorado, Boulder. Her Ph.D. was ematics, and physics in three and ing luncheon are $ 10 each, and a 10
percent discount will be given for
earned her bachelor's degree Southeastern's Art Department. earned from Texas Tech Univer- one-half years.
tickets purchased before Oct. 1.
from the University of Northern
Dr. Risso was diagnosed senior research chemist at O a k Tickets for all Homecoming events
Colorado, and a master's degree daughter.
Dr. Molly Risso served with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Ridge National Laboratories in are available in Durant, at the Welfrom East Texas State UniverSoutheastern from 1979 until her 1997, and cancer took her life.
Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1956. "It come Center, 425 University Blvd.;
Herdaughter, Riley Haynes was a good time to be a chemist," Landmark Bank, 900 W . Main; First
Platter served as acting death, M a y 1,1998, as Professor
chairofthe Department of Math- of Theatre. Dr. Risso was pre- Risso, and one of her sons, John Dr. Sturch said. "I was the only National Bank, 220 W . Main; and
ematics. She also was on numer- sented with the 1997 Governor's Riley Risso, will accept the award mercury chemist, so I had sev- First United Banks, Main and WashArt Award for her contributions in their mother's behalf. Her other eral job offers and was able to ington Streets; or call (580) 924ous faculty committees.
Dr. Platter retired in Au- to the cultural enrichment of son will not be able to attend the travel everywhere. However I 0121, Ext. 2362.
The Southeastern
Expand Recycling to Outside Areas
Boosts the Effectiveness of Its Campus-Wide
Reformless Social Insecurity
Staff Editorial
The Stanford Daily (Stanford U.)
{U-WIRE) Stanford, Calif.—Nestled in the heart of some of
the most ecologically valuable regions in the nation, Stanford University has a pressing responsibility
to its environment and to the people
w h o live in it. The University, in
cooperation with the Stanford Recycling Center, should boost the
effectiveness of its campus-wide
recycling program.
' The majority of student recycling done on campus originates
from collections within residences.
Dormitories provide collection bins
for materials such as mixed paper,
newspaper, glass and aluminum.
M a n y cooperatives also take the
initiative to implement extensive
waste-reduction efforts, which include composting and purchasing
eco-friendly goods. The Stanford
Recycling Center also has a dropoff program for the larger Stanford
community and collects waste like
used tires at designated times.
Few services are available,
however, outside the setting of University housing or for recyclers without transportation.
Facilities' approach relies
on individual student's initiative to
recycle, and this prevents recycling
from being convenient and commonplace.
Dormitories, for example,
do not provide individual bins for
October I 1998
Social Security Will Not See Reform Any Time Soon
recycling in each room. At other
universities such as Northwestern, designated blue recycling
bins are ubiquitous. They are
found in dormitories, libraries
and classrooms. At Northwestern, recycling bins are next to
almost every trash bin, so that
students have a choice to recycle
anywhere on campus.
F o l l o w i n g
Northwestern's lead by providing a visible means for students
to recycle conveniently in their
rooms would do more than give
students free door stops. A relatively small investment in receptacles would demonstrate the
University's awareness of a major issue facing not just the state
of California, butthe entire world.
Furthermore, placing a recycling
container next to every trash bin
in and out of residences would
prevent the opportunistic tossing
of waste.
Facilities should also
commit to making recycling
available at all University-sponsored functions. Recent Orientation gatherings for graduate students served large quantities of
bottled and canned beverages but
failed to provide anything other
than large trash containers. It is
irresponsible for a major university to fail to provide a simple
service to its community while
the sanitation departments of tiny
cities are able to offer door-todoor collection.
Stanford would also benefit from implementing a program
like that of Yale University. Yale
employs a full-time Recycling
Coordinator to manage its campus-wide recycling program.
Collection materials include everything from paper to
scrap metal. Yale Coordinator CJ
M a y explained that he is currently
negotiating with architects to include recycling-friendly alcoves
in their renovation projects and
new building designs on campus.
Granted, Yale University
only seized management of the
recycling program in 1990 when
Connecticut implemented a recycling effort, however, had been
coordinated since the 1970s by
student organization.
Stanford Facilities should
not wait for passage of a new
stringent California solid waste
law to take action. Further, student organizations such as Students for Environmental Action
at Stanford should not continue
overlooking an issue that strikes
so close to home.
W e should seek more inclusive and convenient recycling
services outside dorm rooms on
behalf of the environment outside of campus.
Staff Editorial
The Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia U.)
which, as w e can n o w see, was almost completely
useless. The idea of raising taxes in the hopes that
{U-Wire) Morgantown, W.V.—Better start
growing that nest egg now. Recent studies show Americans can stand the capitulation of current funds
that by the time the average college student reaches to finance a not-so-secure future has failed too many
retirement age, there will be no money left in times, mainly because it hurt the economy at that time
more than it helped the fund it was paid into. Since
Social Security for him or her to collect.
This is an absolute travesty considering the then, the percentage of the average worker's yearly
time and effort that is annually dumped into the wages collected all the way up to the 12 percent mark
as of last year, ten percent more than was originally
Since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's N e w collected in 1945.
The funds, meanwhile, have been misused for
Deal, Americans have been paying a portion of
their salaries into the fund. Every year, the amount years. Everybody takes a little here and a little there,
available to retirees decreases, despite increases in and then there's not even a little left for the people that
both retirement age and in the taxes collected to originally put the money into the program. If things
stay the way they are, the system will be bankrupt
resuscitate Social Security.
Recently, President Clinton vetoed an across- mere decades into the 21st century.
Unfortunately, Social Security will not see rethe-board tax cut, citing the damage that it would
do to the Social Security program. That decision, form any time soon. N o politician will touch anyin retrospect, was not so much an act of kindness, thing that deals with it during an election year so as to
avoid controversy. That's too bad, because there's
but a lack of historical knowledge.
For years, the accepted strategy for dealing going to be a lot more controversy when the money
with Social Security problems was to raise taxes, runs out.
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W h a t D o You Think Is Worse, Drinking and Driving
interview and photos by Shay Jones
Animal cruelty, because they can't defend
•Sarah Wingfield
* ^
Animal cruelty, but
both are bad. Y o u
should be taught, growing up right from
Animal cruelty, because the person is sober,
but crazy, when they do
Both of them are
pretty bad.
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Off Beat
October 1, 1998
The Southeastern %5
W i n Beer Distributor Harvard Students Invent N e w Nutty Professor
Help Lukemia Society of America
Brandi C Moreton
The Daily Athenaeum
(West Virginia U.)
Andrew K. Mandel
Harvard Crimson (Harvard U.)
is located in Pittsburgh and is surrounded by five colleges and universities, including the University
of Pittsburgh. It is a licensed 24hour, six-days-a-week distributor
with a 16-by-28 walk-in cooler, an
updated computer system and
3,000 square feet of office and
floor space to hold up to 5,000
cases of beer. Estimated value of
the distributor is $350,000.
The perks of owning your o w n
beer distributor goes way beyond
all the free beer you could ever
possibly consume. First, it would
be easier to pick people up at bars
w h e n your c o m e on line is,
W.V.—It's 9 p.m. on Saturday
night and your crew of friends are
debating which bar to hit first.
After much discussion and many
compromises, the plan of attack is
to start at the top of High Street
and work d o w n the road to hopefully end up somewhere around
the Cedo's/Sports Page vicinity
by 2:30 a.m. Searching for the
remainder of the $50 withdrawn
from the M A C machine Friday, a
mere $3.75 is retrieved in the pockets of Friday night's outfit.
It most have been one hell of a
night. Too bad you can't remem-tt
ber any of it.
This sort of dilemma wouldn't Hey baby, you want to see m y
be a problem if you had your o w n beer
beer distribution. Worrying about
trying to scrounge money up just
to drink some beer would be as Next, you would be the hero every
m u c h of a faded m e m o r y as your night when the bars closed d o w n
and everyone was still raging. Just
nights downtown.
invite everyone back to your place
All your worries m a y soon go and drink one of the thousands of
away. The chance to have your cases.
o w n beer distribution has n o w arA n d last, a secure job will be
rived. University Beverage Cen- waiting for you after graduation.
ter, a local beerdistributor, is hold- Forget about prepping up and being a contest to give away their ing nervous before interviews.
beer distributor to the winner of Y o u soon could be the one doing
their contest. Don't worry, the the interviewing.
winner isn't determined by w h o
All essays must be in by Oct.
can do the longest keg stand be- 1 and an entry fee of $200 is refore blacking out or w h o dry heaves quired per essay. A percentage the
the hardest the day after a night of proceeds will benefit the Leukeliquor. It's much simpler, and mia Society of America. For an
safer, than that.
entry form, rules or any further
All one has to do is submit a information, call (412) 687-7332
100-word essay or less bearing the or
theme, " W h y I want m y o w n beer
or Beverage Center
14 Arrested After Attack
Amanda Cuda
The State News
(Michigan State U.)
{U-WIRE) Cambridge, M a s s . — A smattering of physics stu- had conned the College.
dents defied scientific law last winter. They created a professor out of
William Kaminsky '98, w h o took Physics 125 last fall, told
thin air—in a prank that C U E Guide Editor-in-Chief O n a M . Hans '99 Hahs that Doyle was the initiator of the C U E gag, and had duped The
says "hoodwinked the entire University administration."
Crimson into printing Fireloin's opinions on campus issues in the past.
While sifting through course evaluations this summer, Hahs
According to Kaminsky, Doyle told his students about his
and her staff were tickled by the name of one ofthe professors evaluated Crimson Jokes as they were filling out their C U E guide evaluations, and
in Physics 125, "Widely Applied Physics."
some decided to help the tradition live on.
Professor Ulf Fireloins was listed as "professor B " on about 10
According to Hahs, Eva Milofsky, and administrator in the
evaluation forms received by the Committee on Undergraduate Educa- office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education, had already sent off
tion ( C U E ) office, Hahs says. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural the processed evaluations of Physics 125 to the physics department and
Sciences, John M . Doyle, was "professor A."
the Derek B o k Center for Teaching and Learning when she learned
about the gag.
The C U E Guide staff assumed Fireloins was real.
The outlandish name did not faze anyone; it just elicited a few
Fireloins had not received enough comments to warrant extenchuckles in the publications office.
sive mention in the C U E Guide, but his name was listed as one of the
" W e thought he was Norwegian," Hahs says.
course heads and had to be removed before publication, Lowell says.
The seeming legitimacy of the C U E guide forms, which
Though a bit stung after being tricked, the C U E Guide staff
included an alphanumeric code assigned to Fireloins by the dean of says the Fireloins search was the most amusing part of a summer filled
undergraduate education's office, ended any suspicions about the with computations.
professor's existence, Hahs says.
Hahs thanks Doyle and Fireloins in this year's C U E Guide
"The sheet that w e got from Professor Doyle's physics class acknowledgment section.
looked completely official, and Professor Fireloins was evaluated by
several students in a very convincing way," says Ali Ruth Davis '01,
associate editor of the C U E Guide. " S o m e students evaluated his A n y break from tallying is nice, but looking for Ulf was especially
fun because it became a manhunt
clothing style—perfectly plausible for a C U E Guide evaluation."
It was mid-July—after the statistical analysis of Physics 125,
Davis said ^ ^
as well as about 500 other tallies C U E computes annually, were
complete—when the plot thickened.
Following tradition, Christopher Lowell '99, C U E guide asso- "Granted it was embarrassing that we had been fooled, but it
ciate editor, wanted to create a staff tee-shirt featuring a fake C U E was the worst to find out that there wasn't someone w h o had spent his
life with the n a m e Ulf Fireloins."
evaluation on the back, using Fireloins as the course's professor.
The staff also made sure there were no other errors.
Hahs instructed Lowell to locate Fireloins and ask permission
" W e were so bothered by the fact that w e almost missed Ulf
for the use of his name.
Lowell called the physics department. N o one had ever heard Fireloins that O n a had us double and triple check every name in the
C U E Guide, including TF's and CA's," Davis said. "If there's a fake
of an Ulf Fireloins.
person in there, he or she has fooled the entire University too."
Lowell phoned the Registrar's Office. Again, N o Ulf.
Meanwhile, Doyle insists Fireloins—or Fuerloins, as Doyle
Lowell contacted the University payroll office, which keeps
elusive professor's name—exists
records of every professor w h o receives a salary at Harvard.
told Hahs that Fuerloins was an adjunct professor joint
Unless he had been teaching on a voluntary basis, Ulf Fireloins
appointed in the department of physics at Phantasm University.
was not a Harvard instructor.
Fuerloins was a physics graduate student at Harvard, w h o m a y
Directory assistance had no listing for a Fireloins.
have written his thesis on high energy physics, "but it could have been
higher energy metaphysics," Doyle says.
"I do not recall not seeing Prof. Fuerloins on many occasions.
It was getting ludicrous
I do not recall him not teaching any lectures," Doyle writes in an e-mail
message to The Crimson. "If he did, he was quite bad. I think that had
Lowell said
something to do with his low C U E guide scores."
Doyle, incidentally, received a 4.9 out of 5.0 in the C U E .
Then several C U E Guide staffers dashed off e-mail messages
"One half of those polled are impressed by Professor John M .
to friends w h o were physics concentrators.
Doyle's expertise, and a slightly smaller number appreciate his sense of
Hahs received a reply first, and learned the truth: Doyle's class humor," the C U E Guide reads.
Fireloins could not be reached for comment for this story.
Johnson said, the event m a y
be related to an incident earlier in
the week when big " M " in the
center of the U-M's Diag was defaced with green and white paint.
"Apparently, it was supposed
to be retaliation for somebody
going d o w n to U - M and doing
some graffiti, but that's no excuse," she said.
Aside from the attack on
Sparty, Johnson said, the weekend was relatively quiet.
"It didn't sound like any unusual disturbances or actions," she
said. "It looked like quite a few
people left for the weekend."
There was also a little excitement in A n n Arbor, said U - M po- Alison Raima.
Daily Collegian
lice Lt. Douglas Swix.
fPpnn Sst*t» n )
"There was quite a bit of partying going on," he said. "Other
{U-WIRE) State College,
than that, it was reasonably quiet." Penn.—Swarms of people buzzed
around the Agricultural Science
and Industries Building Saturday
during the department of the
entomology's sixth annual Great
Insect Fair.
"The insect fair started out
Online," Sussman said. "But I'm 1984 movie Footloose. W h e n his
to introduce the public to
very serious about this."
idea was met with skeptical snickSussman hopes that the leader- ers, he responded, "Hey, it could the wonderful world of arthropods
and to increase society's awareship board, to be elected at the next happen."
C O T E meeting, will help him orgaThe meeting concluded with a ness of science," said, Steve
nize events focusing on '80s culture short reminiscing session where ev- Jacobs, Penn State extension enappreciation. Suggestions for such eryone shared his or her favorite tomologist and a fair coordinator.
events included movie theme nights, '80s pop-culture memory.
About 1,500 people atsuch as the "Brat Pack" or Molly
tended the first fair, Jacobs said,
Ringwald, Karaoke night, and '80s "Definitely Rainbow Brite and
and he estimated this year's turndance party and pop culture trivia She-ra, princess of power," College out to be more than 5,000, with at
freshman, Caroline O'Reilly, said. least half of the fairgoers under
A loyal Kevin Bacon fan, "I had all the toys and whatnot that age 12.
Sussman posed the idea of holding cam with them."
"Kids are curious, and
a "Bacon-fest" featuring many of
Tina Turner's "What's Love we're showing them that insects
the actor's earlier films. A "Six Got to do With It?" was Engineerare out there doing all kinds of
Degrees of Kevin Bacon" tourna- ing and Wharton freshman Eileen
great stuff," said, Lyn Garling, of
ment is in the works as well, based McCarthy's favorite memory.
Integrated Pest Management at
on the game that tries to link all
"Joan Collins and Linda Evans Penn State.
actors back to Bacon through his duking it out," said Dental School
The children bring the
many movies.
freshman Elli Saba in reference to
them, and as a result,
The most elaborate undertak- the prime-time soap opera Dynasty.
an education
ing Sussman suggested at the meet- "Classic television."
about the natural world, Garling
ing involves a trip to N e w York to
Sussman was very excited about
see the Broadway adaption of the the success ofthe meeting.,
Dan Capp's Magnificent
{U-Wire) East Lansing, ceived a call about the incident at
Mich.—Casey Shuck woke Fri- about 5 a.m. 14 people were arday morning to the sound of water rested in the incident. She said,
balloons and paint balls hurling at warrants are being sought for the
the Sparty statue. But despite the students through the Ingham
County Prosecutor's Office.
attack, damage was minimal.
Shuck said, although he and
The physical science junior
was staked out by Sparty with other band members managed to
fellow Spartan Marching Band clean most of the paint off the
members, poised to protect the statue, many sleeping bags and
statue from vandalism by Univer- other personal belongings were
sity of Michigan students, when damaged in the attack. Johnson
about 30 people attacked the area. said there was also paint on the
Shuck, an alto saxophone pavement near the statue.
"I was offended," Shuck said.
player, said that at about 4:30 a.m.,
some people drove by and fired "It's our mascot. It's our tradition.
paint guns and balloons at the We're going to defend it at all
statue. Shortly after, more people costs."
H e said, in the three years he
came out ofthe bushes toting galhas
in the band, the incident
lon buckets of yellow paint.
M S U police Lt., M a r y was the most extreme act of vanJohnson, said the department re- dalism he has seen.
Pen Students Start Club to Remember 1980s
Amara Levine
Daily Pennsylvanian
(U. Penn)
Penn,—The recent celebration of
1980s pop culture in America—
from last year's hit A d a m Sandler
movie The Wedding Singer to the
emergence of '80s theme nights at
local dance clubs—has spread to
Penn's campus with the founding of
the Children of the Eighties club.
The club held its first meeting
Wednesday night at the Xando coffeehouse and bar near 36th and
Sansom streets. College freshman,
A d a m Sussman .officiated the gathering of about a dozen students.
Sussman introduced himself to
the attendants of the meeting as
"founder of the C O T E club and a
proud child of 1980." His claim to
fame, he said, is that he and singer
Debbie Gibson had the same orthodontist.
The idea for the club "started
out as a joke this summer on America
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Great Insect Fair Educates All
Insect Collection, an assortment
he began accumulating more than
4 0 years ago, was crawling with
spectators. Capps, a Wisconsin
resident, has never taken an entomology class, yet he constantly is
bugged to put his extensive collection on display.
"This is a rare opportunity for people to see things that
they wouldn't normally see anywhere else," Capps said.
Capps gave onlookers an
extraordinary surprise when he
broke his Guinness World Record
for cricket spitting by propelling a
cricket 38 feet, 1.5 inches.
W h e n people ask Capps
h o w he does it, he says he simply
launches the cricket headfirst in a
tight spiral. But with a chuckle,
Capps confesses that he does not
practice this talent.
"I don't have a refrigerator full of crickets at home!" he
People fluttered to the Insect Deli, sampling crunchy chocolate-covered crickets and pizza
topped with meal worms. There
were mixed reactions about the
cuisine being served.
Laura Barr, a 14-year-old
Julian resident, tasted one cricket
and scuttled away. Her 10-yearold sister Katie, however, could
not wait to eat more.
"They taste just like Rice
Krispies," Katie said.
Walter Yeatman, a 9-yearold State College resident, also
discovered his palate for insect
"I love bugs, especially
when I get to eat them," Yeatman
More than 185 student
volunteers helped with everything
from face painting to the caterpillar crawl.
Debbie Neff (senior-education) volunteered at the cricket
hop, one event in the Insect Olympics.
things, the kids are understanding
a little more about insect lives,"
Neff said.
Jamie Wunderlich, w h o
studied environmental issues while
in college in California, came with
friends to volunteer at the fair
"Something like this gives
kids a better appreciation for bugs,"
she said. "They aren't just little
things you squish."
The Southeastern
October 1, 1998
The 1998 Southeastern Oklahoma State Women's Volleyball Team
Misti Ramey #14 is junior majoring in Marketing and Business Management. Her hobbies
are playing volleyball, softball,
anything outside. "1 think so far
the program is going really well.
I feel it will only improve as
time goes by."
LaMonicaBell# 11 nicknamed
"LB" is a Senior majoring in
Criminal Justice. Her hobbies
are watching sports, playing volleyball, and listening to music.
"Every one has a good attitude
which helps a lot."
Celeste Cerda #8 is a junior m a joring in social work. Her hobbies are playing volleyball and
art. "I feel as a first time program it has worked out well.
"The coaching staff is really
great. A s the team goes w e have
really bonded together, w e are
going to come out on top."
S u m m e r Frame #9 nicknamed
"Sums" is a freshman majoring
in Biology. "Whenl'mnotplaying volleyball or studying I like
to spend time with m y brother
and little sister. Sleep is also a
major hobby.
Assistant coaches
Melissa Leach #6 is freshman w h o is
majoring in Biology. "...I feel that
with time and dedication it(the volleyball program) will develop into a
dominating force in the Lone Star
Lisa Ptacek #3 is a senior majoring in Elementary Education.
Her hobbies are
drawing, reading , going to the
lake, and volleyball.. "I think
it's great that Southeastern has
another women's sport."
nicknamed'T" is a junior majoring in Recreation. Her hobbies
are sleeping watching T V , and
playing sand volleyball.
Andrea Ramsay #4 nicknamed
"Andy" is a sophomore majoring in
Computer Science. Her hobbies are
playing volleyball, gymnastics, and
traveling. "I feel like since w e are the
underdogs the only way to go is up
and all w e can do is succeed"
Kathryn Harris #7 is a Freshman.
She undecided on her major. Her
hobbies are playing all sports. "
I a m proud to be on the first
volleyball team at S O S U . "
A m y Bilderback #13 is a freshmen
undecided on her major. " M y main
hobby is playing volleyball, but in m y
spare time I like to play softball too."
Holly Littrell #5 is a junior majoring in Physical education. She
likes to play sand volleyball. "I
feel very privelaged to be a part
of SOSU's first volleyball program."
Tifney Kelly nicknamed "Tif' is a
senior majoring in Health & Physical
Education and Recreation. Her hobbies are sleeping, shopping, watching
cartoons, playing volleyball and basketball."
Kathryn Remus #10 nicknamed
" K T " is a freshmen undecided
on her major. Her hobbies are
playing sand volleyball, and
church activities. " W e have no
expectations preset for us, however our goals and standards for
ourselves are enough to inspire
us to be the absolute best w e can
Stephanie Lewellen
is a
Health&Physical Education and
Recreation Major. She is from
Tyler. Texas. In her spare time,
she enjoys Outside activities including Basketball. Baseball. She
played two years volleyball at
North Central Texas College in
Health&Physical Education and
Recreation Major with a minor in
Computer Science.
Cherrie Wilmoth is the first
year head coach of the volleyball team. She has a bachalors
degree and masters degree from
The Southeastern
October 1, 1998
W o m e n ' s Volleyball team gets Fired up against Harding
Erin Love
The Savage Volleyball team hosted Harding on Saturday, September 26. Coming into the game, the Savages were 2-7 and Harding was
In the first game, Southeastern came out hot. The Savages started
3-0. Lamonica Bell broke a tie serving four points to make the score
9-5, and giving the Savages the most decisive lead of the game. The
Savages continued to capitalize on Harding's mistakes and w o n the first
game 15-10.
The Savages continued on their hot streak starting the second g a m e
6-0. This game wasn't as victorious as the first. Harding countered with
eight unanswered points capturing the lead. They only allowed the
Savages one more point during the entire second g a m e and w o n it 157.
The third game was primarily dominated by the Savages. They beat
Harding 15-8 to take a two games to one lead.
The Fourth game was composed mainly of sideouts back and fourth
between the two teams. Both teams had their highest amount of team
attacks in the fourth game than all ofthe games including the fifth. The
fourth game was also the closest with Harding coming out on top 1513.
In the fifth game, the pace moved much more quickly with the
Savages back on their heels. Harding took lead and ran with it. Harding
was very efficient. They had eight kills and only two errors. T h e
Savages were out of sync with only five kills and seven errors. Harding
w o n the fifth game 15-8. The Savages lost 3-2.
" Overall, w e are still playing well w e just don't have the killer
to go out and win yet. Harding is a good solid team ranked third
photo by Ann Forster
photo by Ann Forster
in the conference. W e are really playing well with teams that have
already been established. T o take them to 4-5 games is an accomplish- #11 Lamonica Bell got some air time on this spike past two Harding
Preparing for the serve. The womens volleyball team played Harding,
blockers. Bell is a Senior majoring in
ment," Coach Cherrie Wilmoth said.
the third ranked team in the conference. It is the Savages' first season.
Criminal Justice. She gave no justice to these blockers.
"Tiffany Kelly had a great game, w e got some things worked out.
She really hit the ball well," Wilmoth said.
Check out their next h o m e game against Southern Arkansas at 6 p.m.
in the Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium.
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Fanatic Fan Attends S O S U Football G a m e
Women's Tennis Gets the Job Done Against Opponents
Craig Burrough's quest to see all Colleges play football brought him to Southeastern.
Erin Love
Erin Love
H o w far would you go to see a
small college football game just
because you had not seen the two
teams play before?
Burroughs made the trip from
Chicago, Illinois. H e left his house
at 6:00 a.m. and arrived in Durant
just in time for the kickoffof Southeastern and Texas A & M - c o m merce at 7:00 p.m.
Burroughs watches football
games all over the continent. His
goal is to see all of the colleges in
North America play. His goal
came out of a miracle.
H e was involved in a serious
accident in 1987. His legs were
ran over by a bus. The closest
hospital to where the accident occurred was Northwestern M e m o rial Hospital . in Chicago. The
miracle of this accident according
to Burroughs was that the hospital, a teaching establishment, decided to experiment rather than
amputate his legs. This decision
saved his legs. H e is able to walk
and have feeling in both feet, because the nerves to his toes were
not severed.
This injury gave Burroughs two
years of being immobile to think
and deliberate over what was not
in his life, that he really liked to do.
H e thought back to the days of
living in a small town in I owa,
going to games on Friday night, at
Iowa State.
O f course one of his favorite
years of Iowa State football was in
1959, when John Cooper and the
"Dirty Thirty" faced Oklahoma in
the Conference final, one of only
three conference finals in Iowa
State's history.
"I grew up in a state where
there wasn't m u c h to do on Friday
night, except go to a football game.
I fell in love with college football," Burroughs said.
This time of reflection in the
hospital helped him to realize that
he was fortunate and to not let this
luck be wasted.
" The first thing I did when I
got out ofthe hospital, was I went
to a Northwestern-Iowa game I
really enjoyed it," Burroughs said.
" I went to eight games in 1989,
and I saw 37 games in 1990, including the Rose Bowl. That really hooked me," Burroughs said.
"I just asked m y wife, would
you mind terribly if I saw small
college football games on the
weekends. She supports me, and
sometimes c o m e s with m e , "
Burroughs said.
The day that he believes he will
see his final game will be N o v e m ber 14, 2004, give or take a few.
With about 720 schools to keep
him busy, he should not run out of
colleges in the United States.
Burroughs writes for two football
magazines: College Football
Chronicle, and D o n Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette.
H e had seen 470 teams play including S O S U . H e plans on attending 80 games this year.
"This is the best game I have
seen all year," Burroughs said
about the SOSU-Texas A & M commerce.
The Lady Savages tennis team opened up their season on September
15, by winning the match against East Central University 5-2. Their match
against Austin College, on September 29, was just as victorious giving
them a 2-0 record on the season.
Lisa Pollack started the savages on the warpath by defeating Jennifer
Favor in straight sets 6-0 and 6-0. Jennifer Johnson had another strong
performance winnning against Alison Gibson. Christina Justice, a junior
transfer student from Weatherford College, lost her match against Teena
R a m o s 6-2,6-4. Lindsay Bloodworth held Jena Equierdo pointless 6-0.60. The n e w player Autumn Gregg started off strong against Rebecca Silva
winning 6-0, 6-0. D u e to injuries, the Savages had to default one singles
match and one doubles match giving Austin College two free points.
In the doubles, the savages dominated with Justice & Bloodworth
defeating Faver and Gibson 8-4. Johnson and Pollack held R a m o s and
Esquierdo pointless beating them decisively 8-0.
" W e were unfortunate in that w e had to start our match d o w n two points
because of injuries, but the team rose to the occasion and had no trouble
in most of the matches," Savages coach, Pat Mauldin, said.
"Austin College's W o m e n s ' T e a m consists mostly of freshman and
sophmores and I'm sure they will get stronger as the year progresses. Lisa
Pollack served extremely well in both of her matches. Jennifer Johnson
stepped up and played great in her singles match." Mauldin said.
The Lady Savages next match is home against North Central Texas on
October 6 at 2:00 p.m.
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October L 1998
McCraw's N e w Speech and Debate Team Does Well
"This Is the First Year That Southeastern Has Had Competitors in Individual Events Since '91," McCraw
Kisha Q u e e n Snider
Southeastern's Speech and
Debate squad recently competed
with universities from across the
nation and scored well.
"This is the first year that
Southeastern has had competitors in
individual events since '91. Traditionally, the team has been debate
oriented. Shannon M c C r a w , Instructor and Director of Forensics, said.
"What I have found is, by
opening the program up to those
w h o are interested in individual
events, increases the scope of programming and the amount of participants you have," M c C r a w said.
" W h e n I got here there were
two people on the squad and today
there are ten."
T h e squad consisted of
freshmen Whitney Kerr and Kelli
Crews, sophomores Milli Crews
and Shawn Wiebers and M c C r a w ,
as their coach.
S h a w n Wiebers gave a
Persuasion Speech. ItwasWeibers
first time to compete.
"Shawn has a natural Informative Speech on "Global
ability to persuade folks in a con- Capitalism". According to Kerr,
versational style," M c C r a w said. she was nervous.
"I got better as I went on,"
H e placed 12th in his di-
Southeastern Speech and Debate T e a m recently competed with universities from across the nation.
The team's overall outcome was good. T e a m members from left: Kerr, Wiebers, Crews, Coach Shannon
McCraw, and Crews.
photo by Kara Stevens
According to Wiebers, he vision. "That is pretty good for
had the jitters at first, but once he the first outing", M c C r a w said.
started talking he got comfortable.
Whitney Kerr gave an
she said. " I did speeches in high
school, but it was nothing compared to the level it was there."
L a u r e n Moffitt
The 1998 Career Fair, held at
the ballroom last Wednesday, had
about 350 students attend. Businesses from Texomaland and beyond participated. Booths were set
up, and students walked around
freely, looking at displays.
"That's really good attendance," Director of Placement Services, Dr. Barbara Rackley, said.
M a n y ofthe booths handed out
candy, pens, and cups.
The Career Fair hosted 50 employers. The businesses that attended range from banks to mental
health hospitals. M a n y professional
schools also attended. Brochures
were handed out. M a n y of the
companies had positions open, and
had applications out on the table.
M a n y students took the opportunity to find out what kind of job
opportunities there are.
I like the free food, but it also
shows m e oppotunities that are
available and informative about
what kind of education is needed,"
A i m e e Woulfe, and Stacey
Gibson. They are responsible for
all of the choreography for the
shows and stage directing for the
T h e entire cast of T h e
Chorvettes are: Tiffany B e a c h —
sophomore, Melissa Falk—junior, Sherry Morriss Gray—freshman, Jennifer Harris—freshman,
Lee A n n Johnson—freshman,
Angela Kemp—junior, Laura
Martinkus — sophomore,
RebeccaMunn—freshman, April
Woulfe—senior, Joe Alvarez—
freshman, Dillon Bell—freshman, Jamie Burkhart—freshman,
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The sound technician for the
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senior, Kevin Johnson, said.
"Students need to keep looking at our web site for more job
opportunities and information,"
Dr. Rackley said. Placement
Career Fair student door prize
winners are Nick Robinson, portfolio; Tracy Walker and Dana
Sutton, resumail; and Melini
Smith, S O S U chocolates. Bring
ID to the Placement Office, located in the Student Union, to
pick up prizes.
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"Picnic In The Park" on Thursday, want their audience to just forget
October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual about their worries for the night
and enjoy the performance. They
& Performing Arts Center.
Right before the performance are upbeat and sing modern tunes.
between 5:30-5:45 p.m., there will The Chorvettes want to lift up
people's spirits.
be a barbecue dinner
"It will be a fun night," Dr.
"This show is our first public
Durant show and it is free to every" W e will end our show with a
one," Dr. Mary A n n Craige, Direcpatriotic song," Bell said.
tor of Chorvettes, said.
Dr. Craige stated, "Our show
The Chorvettes will perform
to showcase n e w m e m pop tunes from past to present. There
will be dancing and big lifts. For bers as well as the new group."
The Chorvettes performed in
their opening numbers, they will sing
Oklahomain the Simmons
and dance to "I'm So Excited" and
go directly into "Get O n Your Feet". Center for their first show.
"I want to c o m m e n d T h e
" W e want to get the audience
for their hard-work and
involved in our show," Stacey
It wouldn't be possible
Gibson, senior, said.
"Another number w e are per- without Dr. Craige and the entire
forming is "Loveshack". It appeals Chorvettes," Gibson said.
The three choreographers for
to the college students in the audience," Dillon Bell, freshman, stated. The Chorvettes are: Derek King,
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p.m. Notices are located in
various positions around the
campus. If a student has not
received a letter in the mail,
contact the Office of Academic
Affairs at ext. 2252 and ask for
Bridgette Hamill. Test locations are as follows:
Career Fair a Success for SOSU
The Chorvettes to Perform
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Kelli Crews presented a
Communication Analysis of
Steven Speilberg's "Saving Private Ryan".
M c C r a w said, "Kelli
placed within the top third of the
nation, which is quite an accomplishment for the first time out
this season."
Millie Crews also presented a Communication Analysis. "I had never done this before,
so it was all new to me," Crews
Crews took sixth place,
which is also within the top third.
against the flagship universities
of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
It's open to all universities across
the nation.
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