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STUDENT LIFE

The band marches on

Despite the heat that's been topping over 100 degrees, the marching band still finds ways to practice. SCENE | PAGE 4

High: 101° Low: 79°

Midtown OK'd for move-in

Students with unfurnished apartments can begin moving in today, others on Wednesday.

BY DANIEL NICKELL

The Shorthorn staff

The Monday passing of Midtown Student Housing apartment inspections will allow for 200 students to

move in today. The students were delayed from moving in after the apartments failed previous inspections. The City of Arlington will grant the much-anticipated Temporary Certificate of Occupancy today after workers resolve final fire hazard issues, fix caulking and replace fire sprinkler heads. "Furniture will be moved into the

top two floors [this] morning, the bottom two floors Wednesday," said Midtown regional manager Joanna Rose-Self. "Students with unfurnished rooms can move in as early as [today]." Students with furnished apartments will have to wait until Wednesday, said Rose-Self. Midtown employees estimate

investors have spent between $100,000 to $200,000 in student compensation for apartment concessions and comfortable relocation packages. Nursing junior Evan Lott said he was satisfied with Midtown's compensation system. "I was not unpleasantly surMOVE continues on page 6

WHAT'S NEXT

Steps: · Furniture arrives this morning · Students with unfurnished apartments can begin moving this afternoon/ evening · Students with furnished apartments can move in Wednesday

Setting the mousetrap

Students build the sets for upcoming production

Behind every costume, landscape and flash of light on the theater stage lay the personal work of a student. Students are beginning production on the first performance of the year, The Mousetrap. Theater practicum requires students to create everything a play needs from the ground up. Natalie Gaupp, senior lecturer and academic advisor for the Theatre Arts department, said, "Practicum is what makes it possible to put on all the shows." As three days of auditions begin, the practicum class is already beginning the initial stages of set design and construction, costuming and lighting design. Theater senior Brittany King explained the practicum course as "a very bittersweet thing. It's a lot of hard work and dedication; a lot of my free time is spent in this space, but in the end I have a lot of pride for what I help create on stage, and it gives me valuable work experience." The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play that will open 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and will show through Oct. 23.

STUDENT GOVERNANCE

FALL PERFORMANCES

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie When: 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Where: Mainstage Theatre Auditions: Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1 The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan When: 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 Where: Mainstage Theatre Auditions: Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1

Theater junior Wesley Farnsworth saws lumber for the set of the upcoming play, The Mousetrap, during his theater practicum class Monday in the Fine Arts Building.

Student Congress looks to fill vacancies

Applications due Thursday for the 10 available senatorial positions.

BY KRISTA M. TORRALVA

The Shorthorn staff

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

· Architecture Senator · Education and Health Professions Senator · Urban and Public Affairs Senator · Liberal Arts Senator (3) · Nursing Senator (4)

Student Congress is accepting applications for 10 senatorial positions through Thursday. The vacancies opened after the previously elected members resigned due to scheduling conflicts, SC President Jennifer Fox said. There is one open Senator position for Architecture, one for Education and Health Professions, and one for the Urban and Public Affairs. There are three vacancies for Liberal Arts and four

to represent Nursing. Campus elections for fall applicants are held in the spring before, and involve an interview and a vote. Senators are voted on by the college's student body for which they are running. However, due to the sudden vacancies, the executive board will elect the

SENATORS continues on page 6

STORY AND PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MINASI

UT SYSTEM

Board approves $50M investment

Funds will create institute aimed at improving online education, reducing costs.

BY SHELLY WILLIAMS

The Shorthorn staff

The UT System Board of Regents authorized a $50 million investment Thursday to create a new Institute for Transformational Learning. The institute will help UTA and other UT institutions keep up with changes in technology, find new delivery methods for education and increase learning outcomes -- as well as reduce educaTheater practicum students, theater senior Stephen Apple (left) and theater sophomore Matthew Keller (right), construct a set piece for The Mousetrap on Monday in the Fine Arts Building.

tion costs, UT System spokesman Anthony DeBruyn said. "That can be primarily achieved through distance education and online learning," he said. "Technology is changing frequently, if not weekly, and this institute will be charged with following the trends of innovations and learning and helping the institutions deploy delivery models for education." UTA has been a leader in online education since the 1990s, spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said. Though system leaders have

LEARNING continues on page 6

STUDENT AFFAIRS

DANCING DUO

Senior business major Manhattan Nguyen (left) and interior design senior Hsin-yu Hsieh (right) practice a Korean-pop dance routine for an Asian Student Association event Monday at the Maverick Activities Center. Nguyen, the association president, and Hsieh have been practicing various forms of dance routines for the club's dance group.

Activities Fair to kick off fall semester

Students looking to build resumes and get involved should stampede to Activities Fair.

BY NICOLE LUNA

The Shorthorn staff

Students looking to get involved on campus this year can attend the Activities Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. More than 100 organizations will be present on the University Center mall to inform students about their activities and how to get involved. This event provides students a chance to interact with their peers and departments, said Bailey Simp-

son, Student Governance and Orga- nez said. "I think we'll be pretty busy with nization assistant director. "We know that getting involved the heat driving people to our snow cone machine," she said. on campus helps students Some organizations enjoy their college experience and be more successACTIVITIES want to help students get involved on campus and ful in their endeavors -- FAIR provide opportunities to and it's also lots of fun," When: 10 a.m. build resumes, said Charity she said. Wednesday Stutzman, Violence PrevenSimpson said between Where: Unition and Student Interven3,000 and 5,000 people versity Cention Program coordinator. are expected to attend the ter mall "In the beginning of the fair. year, students are looking to The fair is a great place be involved, and there are to celebrate the kickoff to organizations that can help the semester and support the Maverick Stampede, Multicul- them and show them how to have tural Affairs Director Leticia MartiFAIR continues on page 6

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UTA Volunteers Meeting: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Student Congress Chambers, University Center lower level. For more information call UTA Volunteers at 817-272-2963.

CHARLIE by Mason LaHue

CALENDAR

Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817272-3661 or log on to www.theshorthorn.com/calendar

contact the School of Social Work at 817-272-3181.

ADMISSIONS

TODAY

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Carter BloodCare Blood Drive: 9 a.m. Library and University Center malls. Donate blood at one of the donation trucks. For more information, contact UTA Volunteers at 817-272-2963. Information Superheroes: Cape, Tights, to the Library!: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Library. Chance to win a free lunch and access to the game room while learning about the library. The game room includes access to an Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. For more information call Kevin Schuck at 817-272-3313. Battallion Activation Ceremony: 2 p.m. Maverick Activities Center west lawn. The Military Science Department officially begins its 2011-2012 school year. For more information, call 817-272-3277.

We Are Astronomers: 6 - 7 p.m. Planetarium. Learn about the modern astronomer. For more information contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183.

Auditions for The Mousetrap: 6 p.m. Mainstage Theater, Fine Arts Building. Auditions for the play are scheduled to begin Oct. 14. For more information, contact the Theatre Arts Department at 817-272-2650.

Wednesday marks late registration deadline

Wednesday is the last day students can register for classes on their own. "Past the late registration date, students need departmental consent, the professor's permission and their adviser to enroll for classes," said Melinda Long, communications undergraduate academic adviser. The first step to register after Wednesday is to schedule an appointment with an adviser and discuss available class REGISTRATION options. Once a DATES schedule is decided, students Wednesday: Late can contact Registration the concerned department Sept. 12: Census and professors Date--last day to for permission drop classes withto get admitted out getting a W on to the class. your transcript. "Students need to take Oct 12: Registraconsent from tion begins for the departSpring 2012. ment and from the professor Nov. 4: Last day to because they drop classes might miss out on a lot of work one week into the semester," said Long. "If classes are full, some students put off their enrollment to the next semester because they don't want to take the classes they don't need." Long encourages students to register for classes related to their minor if their major classes are full. "Students might be allowed to make up for missed quizzes, but it all depends on the professors and the nature of the course work."

-- Vallari Gupte

Commuter Appreciation Breakfast: 7:309:30 a.m. In front of the Maverick Activities Center. The Off Campus Mavericks Center will offer free food including doughnuts, bananas, juice and coffee. For more information, call the Off Campus Mavericks Center at 817-272-3213. Social Work Survival Snacks: 8:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Social Work Complex Building A. Free snacks. For more information,

ONLINE

View more of the calendar and submit your own items at theshorthorn.com/calendar.

SCIENCE

BUSINESS

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College gives students a sweet Wednesday

New and returning students are invited to an ice cream social Wednesday in the Life Science Building lobby. Students can enjoy free ice cream sundaes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and have a chance to meet Science Dean Pamela Jansma and other faculty members. There will be a plethora of toppings to choose from, including syrups, fruits, nuts, granola, cherries, marshmallow cream, sprinkles and chocolate chips, said Lori Norris, coordinator of special programs for the College of Science. "We're really excited to be a part of Maverick Stampede by giving our students the opportunity to meet their dean and enjoy a bowl of ice cream," Norris said.

Cameras to replaced pending fund allocation

The College of Business Office of Informational and Instructional Research will partner with UTA Police to replace obsolete cameras in the Business Building. The office plans to replace cameras within classrooms, labs and common areas if funds are allocated for the proposed upgrades. Thirty-six analog cameras will be replaced with digital cameras that will stream video directly to on-campus police. Direct streaming will allow police to view video from an online server instead of going to the Business Building. Outdated technology is the reason for the update, said David Leong, assistant to the dean for college informational technology.

­ Joel Cooley

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POLICE REPORT

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

­ Amy Caswell

SUNDAY Criminal Trespass 10:37 a.m. 300 First St. Officers arrested a nonstudent for criminal trespass. SATURDAY Hit and Run At 11 p.m., officers responded to a call at Meadow Run apartments regarding a hitand-run accident. There were no injuries. Welfare Check/Concern At 5:22 p.m., an ill student was evaluated at University Village apartments and transported to Arlington Memorial Hospital. Disturbance Officers were dispatched at 10:19 a.m. to Meadow Run apartments because of a disturbance. A student stated that a parent had been causing a disturbance, but later left the area. Disturbance A loud noise disturbance was reported at 12:36 a.m. at Arbor Oaks apartments. Two students were issued campus citations. FRIDAY Theft At 4 p.m., officers were called to Trinity House to investigate a report that a student's bicycle was stolen in front of the Central Library. The case is still active.

The Shorthorn: Richard Hoang

CORRECTIONS

In Monday's story "Craigslist founder to launch speaker series," Craig Newmark will be the series's first speaker.

STRONGHOLD

Russian freshman Jake Graham balances himself on two hand railings Monday outside the Fine Arts Building. Graham plans on creating a parkour club to bring awareness to the sport and draw more people to the activity as a whole.

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NATION

WORLD

Hurricane irene devastates inland

Associated Press

Gadhafi's wife, 3 children flee to Algeria

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country. Gadhafi's whereabouts were still unknown and rebels are worried that if he remains in Libya, it will stoke more violence. In Washington, the Obama administration said it has no indication Gadhafi has left the country.

MoNTPelier, Vt. -- The full measure of Hurricane irene's fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38. New england towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity. From North Carolina to Maine, communities cleaned up and took stock of the uneven and hard-to-predict costs of a storm that spared the nation's biggest city a nightmare scenario, only to deliver a historic wallop to towns well inland. in New York City, where people had braced for a disaster movie scene of water swirling around skyscrapers, the subways and buses were up and running again in time for the Monday morning commute. And to the surprise of many New Yorkers, things went pretty smoothly. But in New england, landlocked Vermont contended with what its governor called the worst flooding in a century. Streams also raged out of control in upstate New York. in many cases, the moment of maximum danger arrived well after the storm had passed, as rainwater made its way into rivers and streams and turned them into torrents. irene dumped up to 11 inches of rain on Vermont and more than 13 in parts of New York. "We were expecting heavy rains," said Bobbi-Jean Jeun of Clarksville, a hamlet near Albany, N.Y. "We were expecting flooding. We weren't expecting devastation. it looks like somebody set a bomb off." Meanwhile, the 11-state death toll, which had stood at 21 as of Sunday night, rose sharply as bodies were pulled from floodwaters and people were electrocuted by downed power lines. The tally of irene's destruction mounted, too. An apparently vacant home exploded in an evacuated, flooded area in Pompton lakes, N.J., early Monday, and firefighters had to battle the flames from a boat. in the Albany, N.Y., suburb of Guilderland, police rescued two people Monday after their car was swept away. rescuers found them three hours later, clinging to trees along the swollen creek. "it's going to take time to recover from a storm of this magnitude," President Barack obama warned as he promised the government would do everything in its power to help people get back on their feet. For many people, the aftermath could prove more painful than the storm itself. in North Carolina, where irene blew ashore along the outer Banks on Saturday before heading for New York and New england, 1,000 people were still in emergency shelters, awaiting word on their homes. At the same time, nearly five million homes and businesses in a dozen states were still without electricity, and utilities warned it might be a week or more before some people got their power back. "once the refrigerator gets warm, my insulin goes bad. i could go into diabetic shock. it's kind of scary because we don't know how long it's going to be out for,"

Ecuador buying back alcohol; 48 dead

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean authorities are trying to buy back half a million bottles of contaminated alcohol and end an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has killed 48 people and sickened hundreds. The country's health minister says the liquor is tainted with methanol, or wood alcohol, which is used for industrial purposes. The buyback offer involves 14 brands of wine and other alcohol that stores have been barred from selling since July. More than 500 people have been injured by the contaminated alcohol, with some left permanently blinded. The alcohol came from small provincial providers that didn't have the required health permits. Ecuador's government has set aside some $400,000 to buy back the alcohol at 80 cents a bottle.

NATION

Federal judge blocks illegal immigration law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional. The brief order by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn means the law -- which opponents and supporters alike have called the toughest in the nation -- won't take effect as scheduled on Thursday. The ruling was cheered both by Republican leaders who were pleased the judge didn't gut the law and by opponents who compare it to old Jim Crow-era statutes against racial integration.

Obama taps economist for White House job

WASHINGTON -- Facing a public deeply dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, President Barack Obama on Monday tapped a prominent labor economist to join his cadre of advisers and help steer a fall jobs agenda that will be critical to the president's re-election bid. In nominating Alan Krueger as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Obama gains an economist with expertise in the labor market and unemployment, a key drag on the U.S. economy and Obama's presidency. Krueger, a former Treasury Department official and Princeton University economist, has advocated for hiring tax credits for businesses and increased government spending on infrastructure, two programs Obama aides are considering proposing this fall.

AP Photo/Hans Pennink

Holly March (left), Abby March (center), and Will Uffelmann (right), all of Keene Valley help family and friends clean up the mud damage to McDonough's Valley Hardware Co. caused by Hurricane Irene, which became Tropical Storm Irene, Monday in Keene Valley, N.Y.

TEXAS

Texas to publish draft of fracking rule

AUSTIN -- The Texas Railroad Commission has approved publication of a draft rule that would implement the nation's first law forcing natural gas drillers to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Gas drillers have kept under wraps the mix of water, sand and chemicals they use to extract once out-of-reach minerals from shale formations. The hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling techniques were developed in Texas. Texas was the first state to pass such a law when Perry signed the bill in June. The commission approved publication in the Texas Register Monday. Public comment will run until Oct. 11. A public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress in Austin.

AP Photo/Hans Pennink

The roof of the Town of Keene Fire Department rests on the side of the remaining structure Monday after being damaged by Hurricane Irene, which became Tropical Storm Irene.

Texas juror tried to `friend' defendant

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A North Texas juror has been cited for contempt after trying to "friend" the defendant on Facebook during the trial. Court records show 22-year-old Jonathan Hudson on July 19 was removed from the jury in a Tarrant County civil case. The trial, over a 2008 car wreck, proceeded with 11 jurors. Hudson last week pleaded guilty to four counts of contempt and has been ordered to serve two days of community service. Texas recently added specific language to jury instructions that bans jurors from discussing the case on social networking sites. Hudson had received those instructions.

said Patricia dillon, a partially paralyzed resident of a home for the disabled in Milford, Conn., where the electricity was out and a generator failed. Her voice cracking, she added: "i'm very tired, stressed out, aggravated, scared." russ Furlong of Barrington, r.i., rue-

fully remembered the two weeks he went without power after Hurricane Bob 20 years ago. "Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long this time," he said. "last night we had candles. it was romantic. it was fun. But that feeling doesn't last too long."

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Ashley Bradley, editor [email protected] Scene is published Tuesday. Page 4

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Check out next week's Scene for a story about the UTA Gallery celebrating their 25th year anniversary. Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CAMPUS

What's your favorite '70s band? "Pink Floyd, because they have pink in their name? I don't know."

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Do you play an instrument? Raymond Barlow, Which one do business you, or which management one would you junior if you could? "Not really. But I like to think I can play the harmonica because I've always wanted to play." What's your favorite '70s band? "I would have to say the Jimi Hendrix Experience because the music is original and nothing like today's music."

The Shorthorn: Anthanaya Lindsey

the UtA Marching Band practices its formation at Maverick Stadium Aug. 23. During band camp, the marching band prepares for upcoming events in the fall semester.

Ariana McZeal

history junior

Do you play an instrument? Which one do you, or which one would you if you could? "In high school, I played the bassoon and baritone." What is your favorite '70s band? "The Eagles!" Do you play an instrument? Which one do you, or which one would you if you could?

Weathering the heat

Triple-digit temps can't stop UTA Marching Band with its '70s-themed show

by allen baldwin

The Shorthorn staff

Alex Whitaker,

mechanical "I play piano engineering and percus- junior sion, so drums and stuff."

to-do

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According to the Weather channel, temperature highs in Arlington exceeded 100 degrees for almost every day in August. And throughout the week leading up to school, the 125 members of the UTA Marching Band played through it. "Yesterday it got down to 98 degrees, and it felt cold," jazz performance sophomore christian Levens said jokingly on Tuesday. The band held its annual camp Aug. 20 through Aug. 28. The band used the week to practice new music and

marches. The band's associate directior Matthew Luttrell said the band took several measures to keep cool including only rehearsing outside in the mornings and evenings. "We are starting later in the evenings," he said. "We used to start at 5:30 p.m. but we've pushed it back to 6 p.m. The difference in 30 minutes is the shade created by the press box. So by the time we get into the stadium, the press box has shaded enough of the field where we don't worry about the heat as much." Luttrell said when the

band rehearses outside, it plays in short bursts followed by water breaks. "We're out there the entire time in the sun, but every 20 minutes we'll stop, get some water, sit down a second, then we're right back to it," music education sophomore Matt De Vries said. Band members had to be well conditioned to march for long periods of time in the sun. "It was rough when we first started," music education senior Darriel Montgomery said. "There was a lot of marching, a lot of running, a lot of cardio. Good

stuff to get our legs and heart rates up." Luttrell said the band used a combination of yoga, Pilates and Power 90 extreme, an exercise program, to warm up. "We use those programs to get everyone in shape coming back from the summer," he said. "We do a lot of work on the field to get their bodies prepared for the

upcoming uTa marching band performances

Sept. 17: A.I.S.D. Tailgate Arlington Fundraiser Howell Family Farm, 4016 W. Division St. Oct. 1: Bands of America Regional Exhibition, Maverick Stadium Oct. 4: Dean Corey Spectacular, Maverick Stadium Oct. 8: M.I.S.D. Field Competition, Mansfield I.S.D. Stadium Oct. 19: Region 3 Field Competition, Mesquite I.S.D. Stadium Nov. 5: Bands of America Super Regional, San Antonio Alamodome Nov. 12: USSBA Marching Championship, Maverick Stadium

Commuter Appreciation Breakfast When: 7:30 a.m. Today Where: In front of the Maverick Activities Center Cost: Free Contact: 817-272-3213 What: Off Campus Mavericks Center hosts the breakfast event, which will serve donuts, bananas, juice, coffee and more. Carter BloodCare Blood Drive When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Today, Wednesday and Thursday Where: University Center and Library malls Cost: Free Contact: 817-272-2963 What: Donating blood saves lives. The donation process takes 5 to 10 minutes to do, and all interested donators must have a valid picture ID and weigh at least 110 pounds. Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activities Day Fair When: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: University Center mall Cost: Free to attend, lunch is $2 Contact: 817-272-3277 What: More than 150 student organizations will have tables at the event to talk to people about their groups. A pep rally at 12:15 p.m. will include spirit groups, the marching band and the volleyball team. College of Science Welcome Back ice Cream Social When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Where: Life Science Building lobby Cost: Free Contact: 817-272-3491 What: The College of Science staff and administrators are serving free ice cream and toppings. UtA Night at DSW Shoes When: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday Where: DSW Shoes at The Parks at Arlington Cost: varies Contact: 817-557-1077 What: The store is hosting a UTA night where students, faculty and staff members can receive 20 percent off of regularly-priced items and 10 percent off sale items. ID must be present.

upcoming season. It's no different from any other sport. We prepare these students physically to get ready for the rigors of what they're doing." Levens said it's hard to stay conditioned with so much downtime between marching seasons. Luttrell said this season, the band members have been prepared for the workout. "They've had to prepare themselves for it because -- if not -- physically, it's going to be devastating on them," Luttrell said. Luttrell said the marching band's set includes covers of songs by Queen, Styx and Yes. "We're talking about bands that, in a lot of ways, defined the '70s, against what most people describe as '70s music," he said. Luttrell said this year's band music is more in line with glam music from the 1970s. "We just decided to do '70s old-school hair band kind of stuff," Luttrell said. "That's a little bit of a different style than what the band has played in the past. The band has played shows that were a little bit more contemporary and this is a little more old school in a fun way. We're trying to ramp up the performance aspect of it."

allen baldwin

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The Shorthorn: Anthanaya Lindsey

the drumline discusses its formation Aug. 23 at Maverick Stadium.

All dates are tentative.

local

Radio personality organizes charity drive

Adam Bomb from 93.3 FM works to help the children of recently killed UTA employee.

by lindsey Juarez

The Shorthorn staff

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Anyone can donate to the Paul and Anna Do Trust by visiting a Chase Bank. The entire bank account number will not be released to the public for security reasons, but for those making a donation, the last four digits of the account are 5971.

A radio station, a movie theater and a roller rink. These things would normally not be grouped together, but their employees worked to help a family in need when a tragedy tugged at the heart strings of a community. Radio personality Adam Bomb, host of the Adam Bomb Show on KLIF-FM, heard about the July shooting at Forum Roller World in Grand Prairie that left a daughter and son without their parents. Tran Do, husband of UTA employee Trini Do, opened fire during his son's 11th birthday party at the roller rink, killing himself and five other family members. The children are now staying with family in Texas. Bomb knew he had to help. "I heard about the children and what happened about a couple of weeks ago, and then I went directly to the program director, John Foxx, and the promotions director, Vanessa Thill," Bomb said. "We wanted to do something somewhere."

So, the radio station worked with Studio Movie Grill in Arlington to raise money for the children. The theater presented early-morning movies on Aug. 13 and donated all the proceeds to the fundraiser. Bomb said that approximately 500 people showed up and more than $1,000 was raised for the family -- but it didn't end there. Walt Hedrick, the owner of Forum Roller World, heard what Bomb and the theater were doing for the children and wanted to do his part to support the cause. "I just feel like being left without two parents, they are going to have a hard life, and we're just trying to create something that they can use for a college education," Hedrick said. A week after the charity event at Studio Movie Grill, KLIF-FM part-

nered with the roller rink to raise more money for the children. He said the family was amazed to have any fundraiser held for them. "They were shocked that anybody took any notice to them," Bomb said. "The first thing they said was, `Wow, we didn't know anybody cared or paid attention.' People paid attention." Marketing junior Ryan Stielher works for KLIF-FM and was at Forum Roller World for the fundraiser. He said the shooting in July shocked him, but he was happy to be helping the family. "I'm honored to be a part of the event," Stiehler said. "I love the fact that the radio station is in support of the cause." Though the radio station hasn't planned anymore events as of publication, donations can still be made to the family. Tarrant county commissioner Andy nguyen stepped in soon after the tragedy to encourage the community to help the children. "commissioner nguyen recognized a need for these children, so he began making some calls and working with attorneys to set up a trust fund for the children," assistant precinct administrator Kelly Rodriguez

said. "They deserve a chance at a good life." Donors can contribute to the fund, called the Paul and Anna Do Trust, by visiting any chase Bank location and asking to make a donation. Rodriguez said the exact amount donated to the trust fund is unknown because donors contribute at any given time, but she knows that one donation was an estimated $30,000. engineering junior Si nguyen was a friend of Michelle Ta, UTA employee and Trini Do's sister, who was also killed in the shooting. He said the charity events were a great idea. "I was really happy when I found out that they were holding it for the children," ngyuen said of the event at Studio Movie Grill. nguyen said that the family and himself are still in the process of healing, but things are getting better. "At first, it was pretty sad, but now I know that she's in a better place so she won't have to worry about anything," nguyen said. "It was pretty devastating at first, but now everything seems to be OK."

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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ReseARCh

Professor strains for antibacterial agent

C. difficile, known as Nap 27, caused outbreaks in the US, Quebec and Europe in 2003, and is associated with a higher death rate, Sebazco said. By Amy CAswell "When we were worrying The Shorthorn staff about the Y2K bug, that was More than 500,000 pa- when the real bug appeared," tients a year are diagnosed Hurdle said. "And that real with a Clostridium difficile bug was C. difficile." When a patient is diaginfection, according to biology assistant professor Julian nosed, Sebazco said Arlington Hurdle. Of those diagnosed, Memorial follows the Centers for Disease Conhe said, 15,000 to trol and Prevention 20,000 patients die guidelines. Patients every year. are put in private The National Inrooms and hospistitutes of Health tal staff must wear awarded Hurdle a gowns and gloves $1.9 million grant when visiting the this month to study room. The bacteria nature-inspired produce spores that treatments for perare hard to kill, so sistent Clostridium Julian Hurdle, the use of Environdifficile infections. mental Protection C. difficile is a biology assistant Agency-approved s p o r e - p r o d u c i n g professor germicidal detergent bacteria that live in and, in some cases, the digestive tract, said Xiao Qian Wu, a post- bleach, are recommended for doctoral fellow working in cleaning. Currently, Sebazco said, the Hurdle's lab. When patients receive heavy antibiotic treat- C. difficile infection is treated ments, much of the bacteria, orally with metronidazole, a or flora, in the digestive tract type of antibiotic. Many cases of C. difficile infection are are killed, Wu explained. "We are looking for drugs a direct result of antibiotic that are active against C. dif- therapy, said Sebazco. When ficile but have a low effect on a patient is diagnosed, the pharmacy monitors the use the flora," Wu said. Hurdle said the patients of antibiotics to ensure medimost susceptible to C. diffi- cines are used only when it's cile infections are the elderly, appropriate, she said. Hurdle said the lab is set persons with weak immune systems and those on che- to study three main areas motherapy. But healthy peo- -- mechanisms for combatple can contract it, too, said ing antibiotic resistance, Susan Sebazco, Texas Health the discovery of new antiArlington Memorial Hospi- bicrobial agents and how tal infection and prevention antibiotics work against the cell. According to the grant director. Infection rates began to abstract, or research explaincrease nationally in 2000, nation, Hurdle is working Hurdle said. A hypervirulent to develop a probiotic comstrain, or epidemic strain, of pound, reutericyclin, from

Julian Hurdle was given $1.9M to research infection that kills more than 15,000.

natural bacteria as an antiC. difficile agent. A probiotic compound is a medicine derived from the body's natural use of good bacteria. According to the National Institutes of Health grant program report, the study will be funded until 2016. In that time, Hurdle said he hopes to develop reutericyclin for C. difficile and have a better understanding of how these agents work against the infection and how it targets the membrane. C. difficile is resistant to antibiotics because of the timing of its toxin production during its growth stages, Hurdle said. When the bacteria are growing, they don't produce a significant amount of toxins, he said. The bacteria produce their toxin when they reach the stationary phase, or stops growing. This makes them more resistant to antibiotics, because antibiotics are more effective against growing cells, Hurdle said. The membrane of the organism is essential to the cell whether it's growing or not growing, Hurdle said. Hurdle said this research could be applied to other diseases such as biofilms and infections caused by medical devices, because these bacteria clump in layers and many of the cells are not growing or grow slowly. He said targeting the membrane seems to have a better effect against biofilms than antibiotics. "By targeting the cell structure, we can attack non-growing and growing cells," Hurdle said. "We want to get something against CDI."

Amy CAswell

[email protected]

The Shorthorn: Casey Holder

the mAsteR hAs spoke-n

Troy Santana, criminal justice sophomore and Maverick Bike Shop volunteer, pulls the back wheel off a student's bicycle for repairs Monday afternoon at the shop on the corner of UTA Boulevard and Cooper Street. Santana began volunteering at the shop so he could learn basic bicycle maintenance to take care of his own bike.

Announcements

Campus OrganizatiOns Business etiquette Dinner presented by Delta Sigma Pi 10/28/11. 6pm. UC Rio Grande. See flyers all around campus. Contact Freddie 214-5375287

employment

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employment

gEnEral TarranT COunTy Kids has part-time position available to work in after-school care with children ages 5-12. Work hours 3-6:30pm every school day. $8/ hr. To apply, go to 2820 Matlock Road in Arlington stuDentpayouts. com Paid Survey Takers needed in Arlington. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys. earn $1000-$3200 a month to drive our brand new cars with ads. www. FreeCarJobs.com hOspitality/sErviCE Front Desk csr Evenings/Weekends Must apply in person Harrison Aviation 5070 S. Collins Street Arlington, TX 76018 (817) 557-0350 OffiCE/ClEriCal

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Housing

apartmEnts The Fair hOusing aCT prOhibiTs discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability. The Shorthorn does not accept discriminatory housing ads. COnDO $600 1/1 conDo Oak Creek gated community, all appliances including covered patio, carport North of Hurricane Harbor. Call/ txt 469-759-0356 [email protected] 2/1 conDo For sale Gated community with fireplace, 2 pools, hot tubs large covered patio. 3 miles away from campus. $66,900. Covered parking, frigde, stove, washer and dryer included. Call realtor Chris (817)299-1083 or [email protected] hOmEs house For rent 3 Bed 1.5 bath just mins from UTA, large fenced backyard, hardwood floors, $800 call 214-478-6559 For lease $1250/ month fully furnished 3 bedroom, 1 & 1/2 bath house, close to UTA. Two car garage, W/D, walk-in closets, privacy locks on doors, security system and water included in rent. NO pets & NO smoking inside. Call Mrs. Brown 972-2912871 Walking Distance to uta at 1107 S. Center, 4 bedroom, $650/month (817) 265-3789

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prised by the delays," Lott said as Midtown mentioned possible setbacks during contract signing. "I couldn't be more pleased." His mom, Cynthia Lott was elated that Midtown owner Mac Jones contacted her and other parents and students personally, informing them of the situation and processes throughout. "We are extremely impressed with the owners and everyone involved," she said. The employees are excited to move the leasing office to its new location on site, said Midtown property manager Chris Boyd. The City of Arlington asked Midtown employees to defer landscaping for 30 days, as the temperatures may be unsafe for workers, said Rose-Self. These concerns, however, will not keep the city from issuing the needed Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Midtown Student Housing apartments vary in price, with one quote for a three-bedroom at about $600 per month. Concessions such as first month rent half off will still be honored by Midtown.

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The Shorthorn: Erika Dupree

burgers for business

Business management senior Freddie Lopez grills up hot dogs and burgers to raise money for the co-ed business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi.

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no plans for immediate action with the new institute, they are already doing things that are parallel to what the proposed institute will be reaching for -- such as UTA's nursing and education online programs, she said. "There are many people who would like to advance their education," Sullivan said. "Perhaps it's a nurse who got his or her RN at a community college and would like to get their four-year degree; so we offer that in an online format so they can continue working at a hospital and continue working their work schedule, but then do their course work when they're off -- whatever hours of the day they need to do that." The impact of the $50 million

on UTA is unclear at the moment, as the details of the institution are still unfolding, Senior Vice Provost Michael Moore said. "My best guess is, not only for UTA but for all UT components, it would be an opportunity to have some very valuable seed money to continue to develop and expand our online offerings," he said. "Online education is expensive to get started." While there is no immediate impact from the authorized funding, the UT System is searching for a national expert in the field of online learning. "It's going to take several weeks to maybe even a month or so to recruit a national expert in the field of online learning to actually lead the institute," DeBruyn said. "We'll be moving very quickly."

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fun on campus. But there are also students who are trying to build up their resumes," she said. Stutzman said participating in the program can help students build their resumes and get involved. The Rape Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program provides information about seeking help if sexually assaulted, educational programs to get involved in and opportunities to volunteer. Omar Rosales, Beta Theta Pi member and mechanical engineering senior, said the fraternity's goal

is to meet new people and make sure they know what Beta Theta Pi is before Rush week. He said freshmen can't rush until spring, and the fair is a great opportunity to meet returning and transfer students looking to join the organization. EXCEL Campus Activities will explain to people what EXCEL does, as well as about events and programming, EXCEL vice president Indra Pinckney said. Pinckney said the fair is important because it's "a great way to find that personal connection with the student."

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"I think we'll be pretty busy with the heat driving people to our snow cone machine."

Multicultural Affairs Director

senators, Fox said. "Since we don't have elections until November, we don't want that many open seats in congress for that semester, so we'll do the application and interview process to fill those," she said. Fox said it is rare to have so many vacancies open once a semester has started, but it gives students another chance to run for office. "It's a good opportunity for students who might not have known about campus elections to go ahead and run now. It gives freshmen the opportunity to apply because incoming freshmen wouldn't have been here to run in campus elections, so it gives them the opportunity to apply and get in their first semester," Fox said. Fox said the executive board will be deliberating this Friday. The executive board is composed of the SC vice president, secretary, parliamentarian, external relations officer and Fox. "[The executive board] is looking for someone who is really interested in what is going on in their college or school and someone who really wants to make a difference," Jeff Hazelrigs, SC vice president, said. "I think it's really important that students get involved in what's going on. Ultimately, we are the people that make the university what it is." Makayla Hix, a senator for the School of Social Work, applied to be on congress after she was strongly encouraged by friends who were already members. She was elected in the spring and is serving her first semester this fall. She attended meetings in the summer and said being involved is a good way to stay informed about campus developments. "There are a lot of things you hear from word of mouth, people make up crazy things. It's good to know what really goes on," Hix said. Members are required to attend meetings 6 p.m. every Tuesday and have six participation hours each semester. Participation hours are obtained by working or attending SC events. SC will hold their general body training meeting Tuesday.

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