President Celebrates First Anniversary
U S POSTAGE
Volume 80, Number 1
August 20, 1998
Perfect Practice First Anniversary
N E W S Makes Perfect
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, 74701
Discusses plans for coming years
Marching band hard at work
First Day of Class
4:30 p.m. IFC P C R
6:30 p.m. S G A P C R
10:00 p.m.-l:00 a.m.
Street Dance on the Loop
President Glen D.
Johnson celebrated his one
year anniversary this July as
president of Southeastern
Oklahoma State University.
wife, Melinda is a graduate
of Southeastern. After
moving away from Durant,
the couple still frequented
"Melinda and I have a
deep appreciation for
Southeastern," Johnson said.
"We thoroughly enjoy it here.
The people are friendly."
came to Southeastern from a
5:30 p.m. President's Club,
3rd floor Russell Auditorium
9:00 p.m. International
Student Welcome Party-
4:30 p.m. IFC P C R 6:30
Panhellenic Rush Activity
for Sorority Rush
photo by Shay Jones
Panhellenic Rush Retreat
2:00 p.m. Savage Softball
vs Connors JC, home IFC
5:00p.m. Panhellenic P C R
Lunch on the Lawn Organization Fair Front Lawn
IFC Rush Activities
Marching B a n d D r u m
Major Jeff Anastasio looks
over his sheet music during
B e c a u s e of its
growing size, "The Spirit
of the Savages" marching
band must practice in
O v e r the past
couple of years the band
has grown from around 20
m e m b e r s to well over 100.
W e d n e s d a y
afternoon w a s the first day
the group w a s able to
practice in their newfacility.
Rush Kickoff Party
4:30 p.m. IFCPCR 5:30
p.m. SGACanidate's Meeting
6:30 p.m. S G A P C R
room can be found in the
building next to the Visual
The Marching Band
is under the direction of
David Christy, Director of
The Marching Band
is responsible for half time
entertainment at h o m e
The first h o m e
September 12, at 7:00
p.m. The Savages will go
up against Panhandle
C o m e out and root for the
Savages and the Marching
ITS H O T
W h a t ' s Inside
Clintons Life 2
Hike or Drive?
students," Johnson said,
"Their success shows our
for Southeastern are n o w
Johnson, Vision 2 0 0 2
began last year and includes
T h e first goal is
marketing. B y January
1999, Southeastern hopes
to develop and implement
a Marketing Plan for the
"I a m a stron g
advocate of the planning
career in state legislation, that process," Johnson said.
included Speaker of the
Johnson, Southeastern will
to market their strengths,
Johnson, being the Speaker which include smaller
of the H o u s e and the classes, in which students
President of Southeastern are don't get 'gobbled up',
very similiar in the fact that geography
they both must meet goals.
availability of professors.
"Being the president
of Southeastern is a busy job," second goal is that of
Johnson said, "There are a enrollment. Vision 2002
multitude of things to do."
sees enrollment at its
to maximumcapacity (4,500 Johnson, he enjoys a "job 5,500 headcount) by the
w h e r e y o u can m a k e a year 2002.
O n e of Johnson's expansion is one of our top
personal highlights from last goals," Johnson said.
B y January 1999,
Southeastern will develop
Johnson believes that, a plan to renovate the
an campus infrastructure.
opportunity to m o v e to the
B y the year 2000,
" W e understand its implement its fourth goal
our job to open doors for our of technology resources.
President Glen D. Johnson
According to Johnson,
the goal is to ,"get technology
into the classroom."
"The library is already
web-based," Johnson said.
According to Johnson,
the last goal is that of
disciplines and external
research development and
"This works only if
everyone believes in it and if
everyone believes they play a
part in it," Johnson said.
According to Johnson,
the collaboration goal will,
"ensure educational success
and save time and money."
Southeastern Oklahoma State
University will celebrate its
90th birthday. According to
Johnson, its time to start
thinking about that.
Conway To Head SOSU
Five year renovation plan in progress Immediate goal is to uphold solid reputation
T a m m y Jo Baker
S O S U Weather Update
The C a m p u s grounds of
landscape weathered quite well
during the drought of S u m m e r
'98. The Bermuda grass and St.
Augustine look a little brown
and dry due to the lack of rain,
according to Fred Hallman, Director of Maintenance at Southeastern. S o m e areas of brown
grass," indicate they are in a dormant stage." After w e receive a
good drenching rain the green
grass will return.
The drought has caused
watering in place of mowing for
the maintenance workers. Y o u
will notice the dilligence of these
workers in caring for the grounds
throughout the campus. The trees
have all survived well, the magnolias, pecan, and sycamore are
all drought tolerant species. The
shrubbery and pines have managed well under these extreme
conditions of heat.
According to Hallman,
a plan for January '99 will give a
five year plan for three areas of
the growing campus.
The first is renovation
of existing structural buildings.
The second area is in updating
(modern) technologies for the
entire campus. A n d the third is
additional buildings being added
to the existing campus.
One ofthe improvements being addressed today is the air
condtioning system for the entire
campus. Central air is provided
for the Visual Art, Morrison, and
the Science building. This provides the most convenient way in
removing humidity within the
In other areas, such as the
Fine Arts Building, there are
chilled air system that stands
alone, controlled by low and high
fans to cool or heat.
The chilled air system provides temperature control ranging from 45% to 8 5 % in a twentyfour hour time frame. Day and
evening classes to meet in the
H a l l m a n feels the c a m p u s will b e able to benefit
f r o m "today's high technolo g y " as planned improvem e n t s are addressed.
Dr. David M . C o n w a y is a
new face among Southeastern faculty. H e is a n e w teacher in the
Dr. Conway, 46, has a
wife, Cathy and a fifteen-year-old
son, Christopher. After serving
twenty years in the Air Force,
Conway retired and obtained an
Ed.d. at Oklahoma State University. H e then taught at O S U for
four and a half years.
Dr. Conway stated, " M y
immediate goal for the Aviation
program at Southeastern Oklahoma
State University is to continue to
uphold the solid reputation that it
already has, and maybe even make
it a little better. M y future goals
are to increase enrollment and to
modify the programs to meet current industry needs and provide
students with the tools they need to
get a job in aviation."
" M y teaching philosophy
is to provide students with every
experience possible, in a safe and
sane manner so that when they
leave here they're ready for any
situation," C o n w a y said.
Conway is pleased with Conway said.
"There is unlimited support
Southeastern as well as the town
administration and Presiof Durant.
"Southeastern is a place dent Johnson. The only limits w e
where the people are profes- have are our o w n individual levels
sional, hard working, and they of energy. That's very unique. l a m
really care about the students. very pleased with the school and the
It's a positive place to work," community."
photo by Sarah Weibling
Dr. D a v i d C o n w a y , is o n e of the m a n y n e w faces at
Southeastern this s e m e s t e r . C o n w a y is n e w to the
August 20, 1998
Clinton in the N e w s
Have we lost focus?
Letter from the Editor....
Guest column by Macy Nickles
Well summer's over and it is time for another fun-filled school semester. For those of
you w h o were lucky enough to escape summer school you will soon find out that The
Southeastern has undergone massive cosmetic surgery.
Over the course of the summer the staff and I made several changes to the paper ranging from
layout and design to the contents.
Each week you will find a calendar of events and an index on the front page. Skyboxes (the
little pictures at the top of the front page) will give you a peek at what the main stories are inside
A weekly opinion survey will ask a topical question and feature pictures of those few brave
souls who dare to answer. W e will also be surveying some of your personal choices, such as
where you eat locally (see tear out on page 4).
For those of you wishing to vent your hostilities, The Southeastern welcomes guest columns
and letters to the editor. However, all submissions must be signed.
Along with full-time staff members, Writing for Mass Communication students will be
required to write for the paper. M y advice to you, if you cannot get a hold of a regular staff
member, find one of these students if your club or organization is having a newsworthy event.
If you or anyone you know has a story or story ideas please call or come by. The Southeastern
newsroom can be found in the Fine Arts Building, Room 203. The staff can be reached at ext.
2696 or ext 2587 or by E-mail at southeastern®sosu.edu.
Bill Clinton, President of the United Stales, has been a prominent figurehead in the news
for the past few months. The scandal caused by his affair with Monica Lewinsky has been on
television, in newspapers,and checkout isle tabloids.
What we seem to have lost track of is why we should care about what the president, what
anyone, does in their private life.
• Has this scandal made him less of a president?
• Has it undone the good he has done for this country?
These questions are not meant to defend what he did. What he did, by definition, was wrong.
However, there are much more important things we could divert our attentions.
Recent embassy bombings, world poverty, and nationwide droughts.
Much of the time, money, and effort spent in investigating his actions,investigating his
history, and investigating the investigation could have been better directed toward other more
important matters. This matter is between the president and his family. His indiscretions should
remain personal. That he has recently admitted his wrongdoings in a nationwide address shows
that he has the integrity to admit his mistakes.
The Southeastern welcomes guest columns, opinion pieces and
Letters to the Editor.. All submissions must be signed and submitted
Editor-in-Chief, The Southeastern
by M o n d a y of each week. The Editor has the right to edit all
"Do you think that President Clinton's personal life should be personal
Does the American public have the right to know?"
interview and photos by Shay Jones
Personal,...it's using up
the taxpayer's money.
Personal. It is nobody's
* * -
Private. It's wrong,
but w e don't need
to know about it.
Durant, O K
Student Press Law Center
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August 20, 1998
N e w Date Rape Drug Not O n
University of Arizona Campus
Education Bills Seek to
R e v a m p Loan Policies
The Daily Cougar (U.Houston)
(U-WIRE) HOUSTON, Texas — In the bid to
Arizona Daily Wildcat (U.Arizona)
(U-WIRE) TUCSON, Ariz. —
University Police and other officials say the newest date-rape drug
hitting campuses nationwide has
not made it to the U A , but poison
control officials would not back
Jude McNally, assistant director ofthe Arizona Poison and Drug
Information Center, said about 12
cases of G H B , the clear, liquid
date-rape drug, are reported in the
Tucson area each year.
"Most calls were from young
adults, in an age group consistent
with college students," he said,
adding that the center does not ask
for that kind of information.
But U A Police Lieutenant Brian
Seastone and Assistant Dean of
Students Veda Hunn say the n e w
drug has not cropped up on the
University of Arizona campus.
"There have been no reported
cases of G H B or any drugs similar
on [the U A ] campus," Seastone
Hunn also said no incidents involving G H B , technically known
as G a m m a Hydroxybutyrate, have
occurred on campus, but that
doesn't mean the drug is not here.
"There have been a few reports
of sexual assault on campus, and
none involving G H B . Just because there are no reports of it,
doesn't mean it hasn't happened,"
"Many victims are scared or embarrassed, and don't report the
The University of Colorado's
newspaper, Campus Press, recently
reported high levels of G H B in an
alleged rape victim's lab results.
McNally said G H B has serious
side effects apart from its potential
use as a date-rape drug.
"It can cause dangerous cardiac
effects, and it can drop a person's
blood pressure," he said. "It can
certainly lessen resistance."
Part of the danger of the drug is
the difficulty to detect the substance in drinks. A slip of the
wrist, and the slightly salty substance can cause comas and seizures.
G H B was originally sold overthe-counter for a number of uses
until abuse ofthe drug surfaced in
the early 1990's. The Federal
Drug Administration yanked
G H B from pharmacy shelves after numerous reports of overdoses
"At first, G H B was showing up
in gyms - athletes were using it for
body enhancing purposes,"
McNally said. "Then it started
showing up in the night club scene
because of its euphoric effects."
A n Internet search turns up numerous sites to purchase kits for
the drug, atabout$100each. S o m e
W e b pages offer instructions on
how to make the drug, and others
contain easy on-line order forms
to have the ingredients sent to
whomever wants to make the drug.
University of Houston Students Face Dearth
of Core English Courses
strengthen federal support for
higher education in the nation,
the Senate in July approved a
bill to re-authorize the Higher
Education Act of 1965.
With this development, student loans would fall to their
lowest levels in nearly two decades, and more students would
benefit from federal education
"The Higher Education Act
is the primary piece of legislature that supports higher education in the United States," said
Robert Sheridan, director of
scholarships and financial aid
at the University of Houston.
H e said there are two versions ofthe new bill, one in the
House and one in the Senate,
between which there are more
than 100 differences. Congress
has established a conference
committee to work out these
differences and attempt to come
to a compromise.
"Some additional amendments will probably be sponsored before the final version is
passed on to the president later
in the year," Sheridan said.
The new legislation would
reduce interest rates on student
loans to 6.8 percent from the
present 7.6 percent while borrowers
are in college, and to 7.4 percent
from 8.2 percent after graduation.
The cost benefit for students would
be great, but might lead to some
problems in the future, said Denise
Rossito of the media relations department at SallieMae, a major student loan establishment.
She said the student loan system
would be kept intact, but that "the
lending community will realize a 25percent cut in profitability. This will
lead to a reduction in the number of
lenders in the long run."
Another complication that might
arise is the provision of subsidies to
banks, which the Clinton administration views with skepticism, describing the susidies as potentially
"arbitrary and excessive."
The Congressional Budget Office
estimates the cost of these subsidies
at between $ 1 billion and $3.6 billion
over a five-year period.
"You should realize that the president m a y still veto the bill," Sheridan
"In fact, he made clear his intentions
to do so some time ago, although
he's beginning to reconsider that
If the bill is approved by the Clinton
administration, "the Department of
Education will then be responsible
for setting regulations," he said.
Under the bill:
A n amendment would allow welfare recipients to spend two full years
in college or technical school with-
out having to work simultaneously.
The m a x i m u m Pell Grant would
increase to $5,000 for the 19992000 academic year from the
$3,000 m a x i m u m set for 1998-99.
This amount would be increased
by $200 each ofthe following four
Wider eligibility standards for
Pell Grants would be implemented
to include more students w h o are
independent of their parents and
more dependent students would
lose their grants if they remained
in school for more than six years.
A n extension in the amount of
time, from 10 years to 25 years,
that lenders must give students
w h o are more than $30,000 in debt
to repay their loans would be
Student loan debt would be forgiven up to $8,000 for college
graduates w h o teach for three years
in schools in poor areas.
A mandate would be implemented, with an attendant fine of
up to $25,000 for each failure to
comply, that colleges and universities disclose to the public more
detailed financial information so
students and their parents can make
more informed choices.
Colleges that need to improve
their facilities to better meet the
needs of disabled students and
maintain campus-based child care
for needy students will be authorized $10 million in grants to help
achieve those goals.
What the Heck is a Search Engine?
By Michelle Norton
The Daily Cougar (U. Houston)
Texas — D u e to a significant reduction in funds allocated for
Lower Division courses, numerous sections of sophomore English
classes and developmental writing courses have been cut from the
Fall 1998 course schedule, leaving
many students potentially unable
to take the courses they need.
According to estimates by James
Kastely, director of Lower Division Studies, only 1,775 places are
available for the 3,125 students
w h o need sophomore Enlgish
classes to fulfill semester requirements.
In a m e m o addressed to the University of Houston Community,
Kastely recognized the serious
nature of the problem. "I a m sure
that this situation is frustrating to
you; it is frustrating to m e and it is
frustrating to the staff of the Lower
Division, w h o would like to be
able to help You" he wrote. "There
is very little that they can do."
This is not the first time that the
issue of cutting course section has
been raised. At a Faculty Senate
meeting in June, senators argued
they were experiencing the results
of what they thought to be a 25-
encouraged to generate as many
percent budget cut.
Maria Gonzalez, an associate course sections as they can within
professor of English, claimed she their budget," he explained.
had to reduce the number of teach- "Funding one course over another
ing aides she could hire this year. because it is core would be un"The instructional budget is not fair."
While there seems to be very
where it is supposed to be, leaving
m y department in the midst of an little that can be done to help the
situation, students attempting to
institutional crisis," she said.
At the time, however, officials graduate and those w h o require a
believed the funding was not out of sophomore course will be given
line. Edward Sheridan, provost priority. But according to Kastely,
and senior vice chancellor/senior there may not be enough spaces to
vice president of r academic af- help even those groups of stufairs, maintained that each college dents.
T o help alleviate part of the
received the same amount of funds
as last year.
problem, students enrolled in
"Departments believe that their courses that have been cut were
funds have been cut because they notified of the situation. Others
do not have the same purchasing w h o needed the courses will be
power that they did last year," put on a waiting list.
Sheridan said in June. The Cougar
T o ensure that procedures are
could not reach him for comment fair, Kastely said that Lower Dion the present situation.
vision Studies will adhere strictly
Foreshadowing the effects of to the policy that students can
underfunding, Gonzalez also pro- only be enrolled through their ofjected that several sections already fice and not through the profesadvertised in the course schedule sor.
would be cut. She argued the uni" W e will try to ensure that evversity should base-fund core cur- ery section has the m a x i m u m numriculum.
ber of students that can be enBut Sheridan said classes con- rolled; however, w e will not oversidered to be core curriculum could enroll any section because that
not be given priority over other injures the quality of instruction,"
classes. "Department chairs are he wrote.
How Does it Run ?
The Vanguard (U. South Alabama)
Ala. — Information, informa-
engines have full-blown menus, with
categories and subcategories a surfer
can navigate through, this is not always as fast as going right to the
source — keyword searches.
But, h o w are they use? There are
several tips and tricks to pick up.
Here are some good ones that should
really help out a search:
O n e of the easiest ways to weed
out info on the net is a combined
keyword search. Attach a '+' (plus
sign) between words that must appear in result documents.
tion, information. It covers the
electronic fibers making up the
World W i d e W e b .
T o retrieve a certain piece of
it, however, one has got to know
where in the maze of networks
covering the world the information is kept. Search engines are
Surfing the w e b can be an
entertaining way to waste hours, For example, using Yahoo,
even days, of leisure time, but one of the most popular engines,
this unstructured hopping from 'University' gets "Search Result
page to page is not an effective Found 281 categories and 30,442
way to gather information. Most sites." Use 'University + Alabama'
college students know there is and get "Search Result Found 18
little time to waste before a re- categories and 284 sites." This desearch paper is due.
creases the amount of information to
at wade through to get to what is imporwww.whatis.com reports: "As tant.
the term is generally used, a
The exact opposite of '+' is of
search engine has two parts:
course, '-' (minus sign). This one is
* A "robot" or "crawler" that good for exclusion of unwanted magoes to every page or represen- terial. Try "University -Alabama" to
tative pages on the W e b and get info on universities not in Alacreates a huge index.
* A program that receives your
Use double quotes around words
search request, compares it to that are part of a phrase. This is great
the entries in the index, and for looking up names, specific events
or specific phrases.
While many of today's search
Type, for example, "great barrier
reef (keep the quotes this time) to
get "Search Result Found 1 category and 118 sites". Without the
quotes, Yahoo and other search
engines come back with information on other barrier reefs, reefs,
barriers and anything that is proclaimed great.
The '*' (asterisk) is another
useful operator. It is called a
wildcard. It reports back with
partial matches. Use 'universit*'
to get back results of both the
plural and singular forms of the
N o w the question is which engine to use. They all have their
advantages and disadvantages, far
beyond the scope of this article.
Since a page must be submitted
to the owner of the engine to be
listed in their database. It's always a good choice to stick with
the popular engines:
Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com
HotBot - http://www.hotbot.com
Clnet's Search.com - http://
There are hundreds of search
engines out there. Use one of
these to search for "search engines" for a more complete listing.
World Events matter just as much as Monica
The Post (Ohio U.)
( U - W I R E ) A T H E N S , Ohio — Q u i c k quiz: W h o is Monica Lewinsky?
Almost all Americans would respond with the correct answer:
Lewinsky is the former White House intern w h o allegedly had sexual
relations with president Clinton.
Or, if people somehow didn't know her by name, they would
recognize her by the infamous beret-clad shot of her embracing Clinton
that has been splashed on television news stations since the allegations
arose earlier this year.
Another quick quiz: W h o is Slobodan Milosevic?
Don't know? Well, h o w about Laurent Kabila? Richard Gephardt?
Madeline Albright? Trent Lott?
If you don't know w h o these people are, you should. They are
prominent world and American leaders, whose names are in the news on
a consistent basis.
O K , what about places involved in recent news events? H o w about
the fight over Kashmir? N A T O threats of airstrikes in Kosovo? Ring
a bell with anyone?
Here's a brief description: Milosevic is the president of Yugosla- semen-stained dress has held the majority of Americans in a trance of sex
via, where civil war between the Kosovo Liberation A r m y and the and scandal, while also pushing out serious national and worldwide events
Servian Government simmers. The government is being accused of as the lead story.
ethnic cleansing, an act in which one faction attempts to expel a rival
faction from their homes to gain control over the territory.
We realize the threat of impeachment is on of the most newsworthy
Kabila is the new president of the Congo, and African nation events that could occur in the United States, but the vast coverage of the
where civil war looms. The Congo's small Tutsi minority is Lewinsky fiasco during the months leading to this point drained the
rebelling - after formerly backing Kabila.
American public. In recent polls, the majority of U.S. citizens still
The American leaders mentioned were Gephardt, House minority approve of Clinton, regardless of what he might or might not have done.
leader; Albright, secretary of state; and Lott, Senate majority leader.
In most stereotypes, there is usually one Lilliputian grain of truth.
The places mentioned above include Kashmir, a region being Americans are regarded worldwide as being ignorant not only of internafought over by Pakistan and India, countries that both recently tional events, but also domestic events.
gained nuclear technology and detonated nuclear bombs underThere is more to know besides with w h o m our nation's leader allegedly
had an affair. G o beyond what the media deems important and be aware
The threats of N A T O airstrikes in the Yugoslovian province of of other events going on within the world. Foreign events might not seem
Kosovo are a response to Milosevic's ethnic cleansing.
important to the average American, but you never k n o w what might hit
Like O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco, Lewinsky's alleged home.
Enrollment U p T h a n k s to N e w Classes
Southeastern's Fall Schedule Is Flexible
To Hike or Drive?
Best suggestion is carpooling
Tammy Jo Baker
During the '98 s u m m e r se-
"This enrollment increase re-
mester, Southeastern O k l a h o m a
flects the fact that Southeastern
State University's enrollment was
offers quality academic programs
up three percent.
at a reasonable cost," said
enrolled compared to last year's
The first day of school and not a parking place in sight. So are r
w e suppose to walk a mile lugging 30 lbs of books or what?
According to campus police the convenience of parking
close is a matter of luck. A s fall semester begins, a conflict arises for
According to President Glen D.
H e also said that this indicates
progress in the area of new enroll-
Johnson, the greatest increase was
ment management, which is cur-
Is there any solution to this dilemma? For one, the Baptist
in the number of juniors and gradu-
rently under the direction of Rudy
Student Union offers parking in its parking lot and along the street.
The B S U is located across from the baseball field, behind the Choctaw
students to find a place to park and then stay.
H e believes that this small but
A s for this fall's semes-
significant increase was partially
ter, an estimated 2,930 students
Parking is available in the gravel in the gravel lot area behind
because Southeastern has made an
have pre-enrolled. The recently
the Technology building which is located on ChuckwaSt. north of 7th.
effort to offer additional classes on a available phone enrollment has
more flexible schedule for the con- been used 1,726 times.
Then there is always the Gymnasium parking for a last resort, if you
are up to a good hike on 3 0 % incline.
According to Sue Dill in the
venience of its students. This caters
The best approach to this situation is carpooling after making
to students w h o lead busy lives, of- Student Affairs Office, many friends in m y class.
ten trying to balance home, job and classes are already full, with 457
According to the campus-police, it is best to walk when living
classes making it this fall.
in an apartment nearby, but be careful of parking near apartments.
There is a hefty fine to pay when not having a decal sticker on the car
for residency at these apartments. The other fines given are parking
Student worker (above)
makes I.D's for incoming
freshman. Hours to get an
I.D m a d e are from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. the first four weeks of
shcool. With an I.D., students
can receive discounts at
various local restaurants.
in fire zones and handicap areas.
Students will be hard pressed to find parking at the campus
police when applying for student I.D. pictures and parking permit.
The hours available for parking permit and student I.D.s are
8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. for any special need
by appointment. Once the enrollment for fall semester settles down,
Enrollment this way. This
sign (right) let's n e w students
know the location of Fall
the hours will be 1:00-5:00 p.m. daily. A n enrollment receipt for your
parking permit is necessary.
Once the classes are rearranged, the parking dilemma seems
to wither away as do all the worries of a new semester.
photos by Sarah Weibling
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Beating the Heat by Wearing Less OSU Student and
How SOSU Students Dress for High Temps
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S a r a h Weibling
As we are all probably well
aware, s u m m e r temperatures in
our area have been at a record h igh
throughout the whole season. This
heat, which could be described as
almost intolerable , has affected
all of our lives in one w a y or
It has caused individuals to be
less active all s u m m e r , preferring
to stay indoors in the air conditioning. Heat can be a very distracting factor, which most summ e r Southeastern students would
probably vouch for! But most of
all, these soaring temperatures are
causing students at Southeastern
O k l a h o m a State University to alter their style of clothing a bit.
N e w freshmen students
A m a n d a Bruce and A n n a Pesina,
both graduates of Rock Creek High
School, shared s o m e of their ideas
on heat relief.
Bruce said, " W e wear sleeveless shirts and short shorts."
Both girls said they like to wear
hats to keep their hair out of their
faces and sunglasses to shade their
There is no k n o w n dress code at
Southeastern according to numerous students and faculty. This
makes dressing for the heat easy
Bruce and Pesina c o m m e n t e d
on R o c k Creek High's dress code.
Their shirts had to be two fingertips wide at the sleeve area and
shorts had to c o m e at least to their
fingertips w h e n their arms were
hanging at their sides.
T h e two freshmen students like
the n e w freedom of clothing and
hope to see the dress code at Southeastern stay just as it is.
From Staff Reports
Daily O'Collegian (Oklahoma State U.)
(U-WIRE) STILLWATER, Okla. - Funeral services have been set for an
O k l a h o m a State University student and her two children killed Sunday in a
traffic accident on 1-35 near Guthrie.
Sheri Gordon, 41, of Perkins, was a political science senior. She was president of the Perkins-Tryon school board and executive director of Perkins
Main Street Inc. Her two children were Robert Gordon, 15, and Olivia
"Dani" Gordon, 11.
Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Lost Creek United Methodist Church in Perkins.
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The pickup hit Gordon's extended-cab pickup truck, and both vehicles came
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K a r a Stevens
This is the first year that
Southeastern State University
will have a women's volleyball
team. The Lady Savage Volleyball T e a m has been working
hard to get ready for their season.
B e c a u s e this is
Southeastern's first year at volleyball, they are ranked last.
According to the team, they
plan to prove themselves.
" W e can only go up," Coach
Cherrie Wilmoth said. "We're
Lady S a v a g e W o m e n ' s Volleyball T e a m is practicing hard to prove themselves in their first year.
T h e ladies have overcome m a n y
obstacles to get this team started.
T h e y have been practicing in the
Activity Center. T h e heat has been
a tough factor in practice.
"There's not any breeze in here,"
sophomore, outside hitter, Andrea
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have a women's volleyball team. T o
m a k e a team possible, maintenance
has worked hard to provide the necessary facilities. The team should be
able to start practicing in the air conditioned g y m later this week.
"They're excited about the facili-
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Computer Lab Contacts for Fall '98
Recreation Center and Pool Hours for Fall '98
Computer Science Building: Dr. David Hoelzeman, EXT
Science Building: Chris Moretti, EXT. 2776
Russel Building (two labs): Dr. Debbie Barnes, EXT. 2948
Morrison Building (three labs): Chuck Easttom, EXT.
Contact Dr. Donald Parham, EXT. 2656
Library Hours for Fall '98
The Library also has 16 computers that are Internet accessible and two computers with Word.
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lady Savage Volleyball Schedule, Fall 98
Dallas Baptist University
Lawton, O K
Angelo State University
Lawton, O K
Sept. 8 Tues. Austin College
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, A R 4:00
Sept. 11 Fri.
Magnolia, A R 6:00
Durant, O K
Sept. 15 Tues. Midwestern State University
Durant, O K
Sept. 22 Tues. Texas A&M-Commerce
Durant, O K
Sept. 24 Thurs.
Sept. 26 Sat.
Sept. 29 Tues. University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, O K
Oct. 2-3 Fri./Sat. Tournament-Henderson State Arkadelphia, A R T B A
Sherman, T X
Southern Arkansas University
Wichita Falls, T X 7:00
Midwestern State University
Durant, O K
Texas Woman's University
Oct. 13 Tues.
Ouachita Baptist University
Oct. 16 Fri.
Searcy, A R
Oct. 17 Sat.
Dallas Baptist University
Oct. 20 Tues.
Oct. 23-24 FriVSat. Tournament-Southern Arkansas Magnolia, A R
Texas Woman's University
Denton, T X
Oct. 28 Wed.
Commerce, T X 7:00
University of Central Oklahoma Durant, O K
Durant, O K
Nov. 13-14 Fri./Sat Lone Star Conference Tour
Information & Layout
by Kara Stevens
Oklahoma Panhandle State
Eastern New Mexico
East Central Oklahoma
Monday through Friday:
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Men's and Women's Basketball Schedule, Fall '98
Nov. 24 .
S O S U Softball Schedule, Fall '98
Tues. Connors Jr. College
Tues. Collin County
Texas Woman's Tournament
Tues. Seminole Jr. College
Tues. North Texas JUCO
Wed. Paris Jr. College
Sat. Tulsa University Festival
Sunday through Thursday: 2 p.m. to
Friday through Saturday: 2 p.m. to
Student Union Hours for Fall '98
S O S U Football Schedule, Fall '98
Sept 12 7:00
Sept 17 7:00
Sept 26 2:00
Visitation Hours for the
Choctaw and Chickasaw
Dorms for Fall '98
Durant, O K 2:00
Durant, O K 2:00
Denton, T X TBA
Durant, O K 3:00
Durant, O K 2:00
Seminole, O K 9:00
Durant, O K 4:00
Tulsa, O K
Southwest Missouri Baptist
Savage Classic (Jarvis Christian,
Southern M only T B A
Arkansas, East Central, Southeastern
Eastern New Mexico
West Texas Tournament
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