Inside September 1, 2003 Oklahoma City Community College
• Alternative school needed, editorial, p. 2.
• Scholarship recipients named, p. 4.
• Retention pond work under way, p. 5.
• Campus clubs recruit members, p. 6.
By Caroline Ting
O KCCC has a new welcome light
— the traffic signal at the inter-
section of Drexel/Regent’s Blvd. and
S.W. 74th Street.
Due to heavy traffic at this location,
the college has worked toward having
the traffic light installed for several
years, said Art Bode, vice president for
Business and Finance.
“As the city did various traffic counts
and accidents research,” Bode said, “[the
college] had risen to a level of traffic flow
that required a signal.”
According to the Traffic Commission,
certain factors had to exist in order to
justify the installation of the light. The
conditions were that the signal had to
Photo by Keah Roggow be for use at a location where the traffic
Enjoying the sun: Student Bryan Huffman relaxes and reads a book between classes outside of the is heavy on the main street based on a
library. Temperatures have continued to soar into the ’90s most days as the new semester begins. minimum of one hour on an average day.
Before a written request was submit-
Computer virus clogs system ted to the Traffic Engineering Division
on Jan. 31, the college met with repre-
sentatives from the city of Oklahoma
City and the Traffic Planning Commis-
MS Blast, Nachi, SoBig create headaches first week of school sion, as well as city council members
regarding the issue, Bode said.
slowed down the entire network. The request was approved by the Traf-
By Daniel Lapham The third virus attempting to cause havoc to fic Commission March 17. There was no
Editor the college was the “SoBig” virus. This virus is pri- cost involved for OKCCC, Bode said.
marily an e-mail virus that shows up as a link to Director of Safety and Security Ernest
patch a person’s computer, said Dave Anderson, Machado said the city was “helpful and
cooperative” in planning the light.
T hree computer viruses thrown in the mix
with the usual rush week headache — now,
that’s a formula for stress.
hardware and software specialist. Because it shows
up through e-mail, Anderson said, it was taken
care of at the server level.
Bode said the college will work with
the city in watching traffic flow — espe-
Students enrolling in classes may have noticed Davis said they have caught most of these vi- cially during the first two to three weeks
of the semester — to ensure the timers
the systems running slower than usual. ruses at the server level but “Nachi” is the one that
set on the traffic lights will allow traffic
According to Lisa Davis, director of technology hit them hard.
to move steadily on and off the campus.
support services, three major viruses have hit the “That’s the one that someone brought in on a
“[The college sees] the benefits as be-
college computer systems network within the past laptop,” Davis said.
ing, first and foremost, safety as it re-
two weeks. She said the first virus to attack the Anderson explained how this one got in.
lates to students, faculty and staff and
system was called the “MS Blast” virus. “We get hit by viruses all the time but the server visitors coming to campus in terms of
“‘MS Blast’ was the first virus but it didn’t do takes care of them. This time the virus came from [a reduction] for potential accidents,”
any damage to our systems,” Davis said. She also the inside from a laptop,” Anderson said. “So by Bode explained.
said it was taken care of fairly quickly. the time we knew about it, it was already on our Machado said the traffic light will be
The second virus called “Nachi” actually started network. very good for traffic control.
as a good virus designed to patch the hole in the “What this virus does is, it has all of these In addition to the ongoing construc-
network created by MS Blast. This worm virus ac- tion of the drainage pond project, Bode
tually did the most damage. said, the light will also help control the
They said the virus itself did not do any damage See “Virus,” page 8 traffic as the dump trucks remove the
to the servers, but the traffic it created significantly dirt off the campus.
2 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Editor • Daniel Lapham • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Editorial and Opinion
Editorial Another view on discrimination
Gays receive To the editor:
This letter is in response
to the letter to the editor in
you can safely conclude
that both whites and mi-
norities receive the same
based on race that doesn't
exist? We may try to slip in
special ed the July 21 issue regarding
discrimination "only" being
illegal for 39 years.
I beg to differ. Discrimi-
This being the case, then
I must be dumber by being
of a non-white race since
that minority communities
have poorer education.
Sorry to burst your bubble,
but there are poor white
The Harvey Milk High School, in existence for al- nation against minorities less is expected of me to folks in those same com-
most two decades in New York City, has caused still exists in affirmative pass a test. This has noth- munities. So if you’re going
lots of talk and controversy. action. Is it OK to think of ing to do with equality, but to discriminate, do it on
It is the first school in the nation designed to meet blacks and other minorities with intelligence and the income, not on race.
the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and as less capable or less in- ability to learn. Thank you for letting me
questioning youth (LGBTQ), who are at the high- telligent than whites? Per- Next, we must define have a voice.
est risk for experiencing harassment and fears in a sonally the thought sickens race. How dark does my —David Lapham
mainstream school. me. This is in fact exactly skin have to be to be “black” Former OKCCC
Apparently, some conservatives as well as civil what affirmative action or African American or His- Student
libertarians are quite concerned about such a does. panic? In the United States
school being separate and distinct from other pub- If I am white, I am re- we are all a part of interra-
lic high schools. Comments like “discrimination”
and “segregation” both have been brought against
quired to make a higher
score on the GED, SAT,
cial relations for years dat-
ing back to slavery. There
Harvey Milk. But the truth is that the Harvey Milk ACT and many other edu- are very few pure blood Af-
Vol. 32 No. 2
School was not established to discriminate against cational tests to pass or in ricans that are not recent Daniel Lapham.................Editor
straight students. the case of the SAT and immigrants. As well, there Caroline Ting.........Staff Writer
In fact, the admission is open to all, regardless of ACT, I must score higher to are few pure blood Europe- Lacey Lett..............Staff Writer
race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physi- Keah Roggow.....Photographer
ensure admission to col- ans that are not recent im-
cal abilities. These criteria sound awfully familiar Brent Hodges.........Ad Manager
lege. Now, since public migrants. We are just one
because they are the same as any other public Melissa Guice.....Online Editor
schools have been desegre- big melting pot.
institution’s admission requirements. And it is cer- Ronna Austin.........Lab Director
gated for far longer than Isn't that part of what Sue Hinton.......Faculty Adviser
tainly not segregation wanting to place children in any high school senior makes America beautiful?
a safe place where they belong. They deserve a would be affected by, then How can we then judge The PIONEER is a publica-
chance to learn and identify themselves the way tion of Oklahoma City Com-
they want to. munity College through the
The New York State Conservative Party Chair- Division of Arts and Humani-
man Michael Long made a comment about Harvey ties. It is published weekly
Milk to CNN. He said: “If you want to protect them during the fall and spring se-
by creating a special school, yank out the bullies mesters and the eight-week
and create a special school for them.” summer session.
What a rash comment Long had made, without All opinions expressed are
those of the author and do not
thinking straight. Imagine if all the bullies were
necessarily represent those of
really ‘yanked out’ and put into a special school.
What would they all be doing? The bullies would The PIONEER welcomes let-
probably start fighting with one another for their ters to the editor and encour-
needs to be met. ages the use of this publica-
What Harvey Milk is trying to do is help as many tion as a community forum.
students as it can, students that don’t feel safe in All letters must include the
a traditional high school, to achieve their goals in author’s name, address,
a safe learning environment. This doesn’t mean that phone number and signature.
the students are separated from the real world. However, the PIONEER will
Harvey Milk has the same curriculum as any withhold the name if the re-
quest is made in writing. The
other high school, and they also offer a high school
PIONEER has the right to edit
diploma program, which enables students to re- all letters and submissions for
ceive a high school diploma upon completing the length, libel and obscenity.
New York City Department of Education require- Letters to the editor can be
ments for graduation, according to www.hmi.org. delivered in person to the PIO-
Not only does the school provide a safer place for NEER office, mailed to: Pio-
students to study and learn, but it also provides neer Editor, 7777 S. May,
counseling to help those who might be struggling Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
with any type of behavior and mental health prob- 73159 or faxed to 682-7568.
Letters may also be e-mailed
lems, gender identity and much more.
Even though Harvey Milk is only available to as-
sist a small portion of at-risk youths, it has made
Get your cartoon to email@example.com. A phone
number for verification must
many students’ lives much better than they would
have been without the school.
Some might still think that the existence of Harvey
in the Pioneer. The PIONEER can be ac-
cessed on the Internet at:
Milk is a waste of taxpayer money but in an imper-
fect world today, Harvey Milk actually creates a
happy family for many LGBTQ youths.
Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab Director • Ronna Austin • 682-1611, ext. 7307 September 1, 2003 • PIONEER • 3
Comments and Reviews
‘Le Divorce’ is le lamest
Kate Hudson, Naomi the very next scene. ture.
Watts, Glenn Close, The story is about a The picture hangs in the
Stockard Channing and woman named Isabel home with Roxeanne and
Bebe Neuwirth star in this (Hudson) who visits France her husband. It is worth a
French comedy-drama-ro- to see her sister Roxeanne bundle because it is
mance film based on a best- (Watts). When she gets thought to be a La Tour
selling book by Diane
Johnson, “Le Divorce.”
The only thing going for
there she finds out that a
pregnant Roxeanne has
been left by her adulterous
painting. Everyone on both
sides of the family desire
the painting, but in the end
Belief is necessary
this movie is the big names. husband. Throughout the only one family gets it. This country was founded on the premise that
These great actresses didn’t movie Roxeanne is trying to The scenery and the Art everyone should be free to believe what they want,
have the script nor the persuade her husband to Nouveau feel in the movie whether they be atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, Mus-
storyline to let them use come back to her before she are beautiful. You actually lim, Christian or whatever.
their talent to their advan- signs for a divorce. get to see the Eiffel Tower After watching the removal of the Ten Command-
ments from the Alabama state courthouse on the
tage. Hudson had little per- As time rapidly passes by, from the inside. Other than
news a couple of days ago, I started thinking (I know
sonality and Naomi Watts’ Isabel learns French and that, I highly recommend it’s scary, me thinking).
performance seemed rather immerses herself in the people to avoid this film. What has this country come to? Yes, I firmly be-
weak. French culture, including It is rated PG-13 for ma- lieve that every individual should have the right to
Time moved by too fast. being a mistress to her ture elements and sexual believe what they want as long as it does not harm
One minute Watts was one uncle-in-law. The only twist content. another individual. I also believe that there must
month pregnant and then in the movie has to do with —Lacey Lett be a separation between church and state. But at
seven months pregnant in the family heirloom, a pic- Staff Writer what point does the separation of any and every
belief structure from the fabric of our laws become
Second notch in Costner’s gun self-destructive? 180 degrees from extreme is still
I have concerns with this ever increasing plight
Kevin Costner has aged, Bening, the rest of the cast they take a stand. to completely dissect everything to do with a belief
but he seems quite com- are relatively unknown. They come to the small structure from anything to do with the operation of
fortable with it. His This also makes the film town and prepare for a gun our nation. At what point do the basic principles
wrinkles are not what one more interesting to watch. battle. The story might that allow us to operate as a society become so
pays attention to in the new Choosing the right actors sound as if it’d bore you to skewed, that the only thing to believe in are laws
film presented by Touch- for the right characters is tears, but the fight scenes and government?
It appears to me that a belief in nothing but gov-
stone, “Open Range.” definitely a challenge for are well directed and excit-
ernment is what our forefathers were trying to es-
What the viewer sees in the director as well. ing to watch. cape. The main reason our forefathers came to this
the film is how amazingly The story is fairly simple Boss and Charley usually country was to escape the oppression of their gov-
talented he is both as a di- and straightforward. Boss don’t agree on every deci- ernment. Yes, their government used the Church
rector as well as an actor. (Duvall) and Charley sion but their personalities of England to oppress them. However, do you really
The film starts at a rather (Costner) have been riding do match. Boss is more of think that a government needs a religion to oppress
slow pace but then the together for 10 years. Their a calm person, who doesn’t its citizens? The exact same thing can and will hap-
story gets you right into it group includes two other like to use unnecessary vio- pen if the entity in power is given the right to decide
without even realizing it. members, Mose (Abraham lence. While, Charley was where, how and what we choose to worship or not
Compared to Costner’s Benrubi) and Button (Diego born with a killer attitude, worship. It is the same thing for a government to
first-directed film, “Dances Luna). which he tries to hide un- force its citizens to refrain from any sort of religious
expression in public as it is for the government to
With Wolves,” which is also Costner meets and forms der the taming of Boss.
force its citizens to subscribe to only one religion.
a western, “Open Range” a romantic relationship In the making of this film, Think about this. The absence of all belief is still
probably wouldn’t get as with Sue (Bening) when Bening deserves lots of a belief within itself. The Constitution was originally
much appreciation from they take Mose to the doc- credit as well. Even though intended to protect the rights of the nation’s citi-
the general crowd. tor after he gets hurt badly she seems soft at first, she’s zens to freely express themselves. We must demand
But still, “Open Range” is in a town where he was tough. The fact that she the freedoms of all belief structures. To promote
worth viewing for its one- sent on an errand. acted the whole film with no the absence of belief is still promoting a belief. This
of-a-kind beauty. Obviously, cowboys like makeup on impresses me is a belief in nothing. I am not saying that one reli-
What strikes the audi- Boss and Charley ain’t as well. gion is better than another or that those who are
ence the most is how sim- gonna let nobody tell them This film was written by atheist are less than those who believe in a higher
ply each character’s own what to do or where to go. Craig Storper and based on power. All I am saying is that if you as a person
truly believe in something, why does it matter that
values are expressed This is why when the the novel by Lauran Paine.
someone else believes differently than you?
throughout the film. Marshall of a small town It’s rated R for violence. If you are truly worried about someone telling you
Except for Costner, Rob- tries using violence as a tool —Caroline Ting what you should believe, then think about the fact
ert Duvall and Annette to run them out of town, Staff Writer that they are. The citizens of this country are being
told to believe nothing, or at least don’t show that
you believe in anything. Just keep it to yourself.
Quote of the Week: I don’t know about you, but I believe that the di-
versity of cultures and religions in this country is
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the what makes it beautiful. I urge you to support ex-
pression, not oppression. If you don’t like what you
gift is nothing without work." see, don’t look.
-—Emile Zola (1840-1902) —Daniel Lapham
4 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Staff Writer • Caroline Ting • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Scholarship winners honored at reception
Justin Ast, Megan Barrett, Matt Caban, Jes- Straka, Jason Terry, Benjamin, VanNess,
By Lacey Lett sica Carnes, Staycey Chandy, Julie Coker, Der- Brecca Wells, Trent Williams, Justin Wright and
Staff Writer rick Cummings, Isaac Dominguez, Daniel Jessica Zettl.
Dumbleton, Brenton Ehlinger, Reuben Alumni Association Scholarships: Meagen
Fredricks, Thomas Ha, Brandy Herman, Mat- Attebery, Heather Condict, Phong Hoang,
The 2003 to 2004 scholarship reception was thew Johnston, Garret Aldridge, Brandon Tracey Medrano and Kim Pham.
held on Aug. 19 to honor current students and Bales, Melissa Barton, Jennifer Cantrell, Faculty Association Scholarships: Jeffery
incoming students who received scholarships. Janetta Carr and Kyle Choate. Amos, Laura Arbetello, Kristie Bradley, Gina
OKCCC President Bob Todd congratulates all Shaun Cosby, Joshua Curliss, Micah Downey Casey, Melissa Frazier, Jan Hoepfner, John
the scholarship winners. Jonathan Edwards, Jordan Evans, Christy Mansera, Dustin Perkins, William Rice III, Julie
“Congratulations to each of our scholarship Garrison, Jarod Hale, Becky Jackson, Amanda Shatswell and Mary Vick.
recipients. We are honored that they have cho- Judkins, Ahsan Ashfaq, Miranda Bandy, Mike Nursing Scholarships: Kathryn Clarkson
sen Oklahoma City Community College and Bergstrasser Jr., Christine Cao, Phillip Chan- and Kelly Hemphill.
wish them every success as they pursue their dler, Ashlee Church, Jason Crouch, Huong Jack Cain Memorial Scholarship: Dianne
educational and career goals.” Doan, Kendra Draper, Stephen Edwards, Jen- Wilkes.
The scholarship recipients are as follows: nifer Folmar, Jerry George, Krista Hamm, Madi- Susan Clowers Memorial Scholarship:
Academic Scholars: David Anderson, Lindi son Johnson, Leah Kahue, Rachel Kinyon and Lawrence Atteberry.
Criswell, Craig Hunter, April Brewer, Jacqueline Lindsey Laurent. Kay Edwards Memorial Scholarships: Jes-
Dake, Wade Mooring, Valerie Carlson and Jenny Liles, Danah Love, Jeremiah Mattox, sica Ball, Markisha Gates and Carlos Robinson.
Kristin Dunlap. Chris Miler, Nicole Novotny, Holly Palmer, Bobby D. Gaines Scholarship: John Brady.
Regents Scholarship: Amy Banu, Justin Cheryl Phillips, Jessica Russell, Kira Schmult, Larry D. Golden Memorial Scholarship: Lori
Feese, Megan Richardson, Charles Beavers, Jarrod Simmons, Tamra Starr, Lindsey Lowe.
Shannon Fralish, Robert Simpson, Dewayne Stratton, Sean Tolbert, Thomas Vasquez, Jana Mary Ann Merz Memorial Scholarships:
Bell and Lauren Hakim. Westberry, Geoff Willis, Monica Wright, Bran- Michelle Blackwood and Jessica Larson.
President’s Scholarship: Brenda Arens, Jon don Laib, Kim Le, Holly Lloyd, Lindsey Love, Sharon Robinson Memorial Scholarship:
Blice, Heather Condict, John Giles, Chi Huynh, Fraconda McGregor, Chris Morrow, Ashley Patrick Billen.
Natalie Pham, Trent Tarp, Daniel Wortham, Obermeyer, Fonzie Paredes and Dylan Post. Matt Skvarla Journalism Memorial
Barbara Biggers, Jared Brown, Nicole Dodson, Randy Sanders, Cara Seikel, David Smith, Scholarship: Daniel Lapham.
Thanh Hoang, Beth Johnson, Phu Pham and Sean Stebler, Amber Strong, Jonathan Valen- Linda Thornton Memorial Scholarship: An-
Jason Waugh. tine, Bethany Warn, Nick Williams, Justin Wil- gel Owen.
Melissa Yarbrough, Toby Blair, Christopher son, Joe Zais, Lindsay Lauderdale, Kara Lee, Peter Wright Memorial Scholarship: Chris-
Clay, Nicole Estes, Jennifer Horton, Summer Norma Lopez, Michael Mathew, Jacob Merrill topher Pitts
Moore, Stephanie Russell and Amanda Will- Jennifer Nguyen, Ajith Oommen, Jeremy Women of the South Scholarships: Jackie
iams. Pearson, Amanda Powders, Scott Sanders, Alaniz, Casey Close, Marla Copeland, Sojourna
Freshman Scholarship: Ashley Aldridge, Selena Seraj, Ashlee Standridge, Chelsie Henry, Lisa McLain and Teresa Staggs.
Enrollment problems made students unhappy, again
paying her expenses. problems college workers were ex- being processed at the same time,
By Lacey Lett “They said they didn’t get my periencing. we manually placed those students
Staff Writer payment.” Owen also said the “It has to do with the system. on hold. When you do it manually,
Bursar’s of fice told her they We’ve had an increasing demand there is unfortunately always room
couldn’t do anything because she upon our computer system. for human error.”
Disorganization was what stu- had already been dropped. She had All the traffic has slowed down Students who have problems
dents were complaining about last been waiting for two and a half things. There are provisions and with enrollment should talk to the
week. hours. She said she never had software that should make things office of Admission and Records to
Students all over the main build- problems enrolling before. considerably better for spring.” correct the errors, Barton said.
ing were heated about how long it Raelyn Wilkerson, 19, also said When asked about the situations
took them to enroll online. Jeremy she got dropped after paying her that Owen and Wilkerson were
Thomas, 21, said he sat at the en- entire payment for the fall semes- having, Barton said: “We’ve had
rollment computers for one hour ter. “This is a hassle. isolated cases. We had a huge
and 45 minutes and was still hav- This is like the seventh time I’ve number of payments along with fee
ing problems. had to come up here.” extensions that students at- UPWARD BOUND
Amanda Owen, 21, said she was Gloria Barton, dean of admis- tempted to process. Tutors in History and Science. Apply
dropped from classes even after sions and records, talked about the “Because of the number of those in Human resources. Deadline is
Septmeber 5, 2003
Mental wellness fair visits OKCCC Sept. 5, 6 EOE
Several exhibits will be set up [Helpline],” she said, “they’re there
By Caroline Ting in the conference rooms and the to listen to you and direct you to Classified Ads F R E E to
Staff Writer general dining area from 9 a.m. to the people that can really assist students, faculty,
5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you with your problems.” & staff. Go by the
Saturday. Participants may park in lots D Pioneer office (2M6) and fill
The Festival of Hope Mental Resources on mental health will and E and enter from entry 6.
Wellness Fair will come back to the be available at the fair, said Mae The fair is free and open to the
out a classified form by
OKCCC campus for the second Williams, chair of mental wellness public. 5 p.m. Tuesday
year on Friday and Saturday, Sept. fair 2003. For more information call CON- for the next issue.
5 and 6. “When you call the CONTACT TACT at (405) 840-9396.
Photographer • Keah Roggow • 682-1611, ext. 7676
September 1, 2003 • PIONEER • 5
Retention Pond construction started
By Daniel Lapham shows what the
Editor retention pond,
The montage of dump trucks and heavy dig-
ging equipment on the northeast corner of the the northeast
OKCCC campus has students wondering what’s corner of the
going on. campus, will look
There is a good reason for all the commo- like after it’s
tion. Wittwer Construction, under contract with completed. The
the city of Oklahoma City, is digging out more area will be home
than 225,000 cubic yards of dirt for the pur- to the pond, a
pose of constructing a pond on campus. center island,
Sean Rosales, psychology major and student jogging and
employee for student development, said he walking trails and
wasn’t sure what the construction was for at a fountain.
first but had heard bits and pieces about it.
“I knew it was for a specific reason,” Rosales
said. “I just wasn’t sure what reason.”
The pond is designed to hold water runoff
from the campus and its surrounding neigh- Dirt is loaded into a truck to
borhoods during heavy rains, said OKCCC Vice be hauled off to another
President for Business and Finance Art Bode. location as construction takes
Bode said he thinks the pond will be a beau- place on campus for a
tiful addition to the campus after its comple- retention pond. The pond is
tion, projected for February. designed to hold water runoff
“Aesthetically, the pond will have a signifi-
from the campus and its
cant effect on the college,” Bode said. “The area
will have a permanent pond that will retain
water at all times and then it will have an area during heavy rains, said
beyond that which detains the water and slows OKCCC Vice President for
the flow off campus [during] severe rains.” The Business and Finance Art
pond will add beauty as well as utility. Bode.
“There will be the pond, with an island and
a fountain. There will be jogging and walking
trails around the pond as well as around that
entire quadrant,” Bode said.
Students are excited about the idea of a new
place to relax and exercise. Photo by Keah Roggow
“I will definitely use the trails to jog,” Rosales
said. “It’s definitely closer than having to go to
“I would envision that, after completion of
Smoking law effective Sept. 1
the pond, not only students, faculty and staff sure how the college will re- major, said the new law doesn’t
at the college will utilize this area but also mem- By Daniel Lapham spond to the legislation. bother her at all even though
bers of the community will be able to walk and Editor “I have not yet had the op- she is a smoker.
jog without having to contend with the traf- portunity to review these new “It doesn’t bother me be-
fic... in their neighborhoods.” statutes,” said Ernest Macha- cause even though I choose to
Sonography sophomore Gaylynn Dixon also Ignoring the signs around do, director of Safety and Se- smoke, I don’t feel I have the
agrees the pond will be a very positive addition
campus that state “Oklahoma curity. “I will be waiting for right to infringe upon another’s
to the community.
“I think it’s a good idea for the community law requires no smoking be- some guidance from my supe- choice not to smoke.”
because people from the neighborhoods can use yond this point” could hit stu- riors. Karen Boatmun, diversified
it too,” she said. dents in the pocket book as of “We will do the best we can studies major, has a different
The only thing Rosales is worried about is Sept. 1. to uphold the law and the best take on the smoking issue.
the safety of the ducks and geese that may de- Revisions to the Smoking in interest of the students,” he “It’s another control issue,”
cide to reside at the pond. Public Places and Indoor Work- said. “It’s going to be interest- Boatmun said. “You hear [the
“Hopefully [the college] will do something to places Act were signed by Gov. ing to see how this will work government] saying it’s be-
protect the ducks from traffic,” he said. “I have Brad Henry on June 6 and go out.” cause smokers are costing
seen some get hit and it’s not pretty.” into effect as law Sept. 1. OKCCC students have them too much money in
Although the pond will be excellent for the The law states in Oklahoma mixed feelings. health care.”
community, Bode said, he does not foresee it Statute, Title 21. Section 1247, Business major B. Agha dis- She countered by explaining
serving the purpose of fishing or swimming. subsection M: “Any person agrees with the law and sees that somebody will have to pay
“I do not know of there being any plans to who knowingly violates this act it as an infringement upon his for the special task force in
stock the pond with fish but… swimming would
is guilty of a misdemeanor, and rights as a smoker. charge of enforcing these laws.
definitely not be a proper use of the area,” Bode
said with a chuckle. upon conviction thereof, shall “I would run away from the For more information on the
He said the college executive council would be punished by a fine of not cop if he tried to give me a new Smoking in Public Places
meet later in the year to establish the exact less than $10 nor more than ticket for smoking outside,” and Indoor Workplaces Act, log
procedures of use once the construction nears $100.” Agha said. on to www.breatheeasyok
completion. OKCCC officials are not Merissa Jackson, undecided .com.
6 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Staff Writer • Lacey Lett • 682-1611, ext. 7676
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will be meeting in CU7
this year instead of in the theater lobby. Meetings will
continue to be on Wednesdays from noon to1 p.m. Special
speakers Greg Tiffany, the state coordinator of the club,
the OU campus pastor and Jenean Jones will speak at
noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Snacks will be served and
new students are welcome. This fellowship is not a
fraternity or sorority. For more information call LaWanda
LaVarnway at (405) 682-1611 ext. 7329.
OKCCC theater auditions
OKCCC Drama Department will hold auditions from 4
to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Sept. 3
in the college theater for the first play of the season. “The
Miss Firecracker Contest” is a comedy with four women
and two men. All students are encouraged to audition.
Scripts are necessary and are available in the Arts and
Humanities office. No experience needed and crew
positions are also available. The play will be performed
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9 to Oct.11. Contact Ruth
Charnay at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7246 if you have any Photo by Keah Roggow
Newcomers welcome: Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries Mike Barnett talks
Phi Theta Kappa meeting with Reinaldo (Rico) Rivera (second right) and Jahmila Jackson about the club at the Organiza-
Phi Theta Kappa will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. tions Fair held Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in the college union.
Free candy for everyone
3 and at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in room CU8.
OKCCC Community Chorus for the fall semester is set Awareness Organization
to perform “Vivaldi’s Gloria” on Tuesday, Nov. 11. By Lacey Lett attended the fair to try and
Rehearsal starts Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m in room Staff Writer get enough new members “People are receptive
1C5 by entry 5. No audition is required and people can to be active this year. to free stuff...”
take the class for credit or noncredit for $20. The last day Jessica Martinez-Brooks, —Tim Moser
to join is Tuesday, Sept. 23. For more information, contact The start of the new sponsor of the Hispanic Vice President of
Jonathon Stewart at Jstewart@okccc.edu or (405) 682- school year began with Organization to Promote
booths set up all over the
Chi Alpha Christian
1611 ext. 7249. Education, also known as
college union. The Organi- Fellowship
H.O.P.E., set up a dance
Customer service seminar zations Fair was held last floor in the union and held
The Training Center at OKCCC has scheduled two week to sign people up for a short salsa lesson for
seminars of paramount importance to the success of the clubs and organizations those interested. dent of Christian Fellow-
businesses both large and small. The Training Center will that will be active through- Even with all the excite- ship, said they already had
offer “The FISH! Philosophy: A Guide to World Famous out the 2003 to 2004 school ment in the room, there five pages of sign-ups by
Customer Service” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and “WOW Your year. was some seriousness. noon on Wednesday. He
Listeners and WIN the Business” on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Sponsors, current mem- Third semester student, said,“ People are receptive
Both classes are held in The Training Center. For bers and hopeful members Kim Kettle, wanted to get to free stuff...,” Moser said.
enrollment information, call (405) 682-7562. of clubs crowded the union involved with the Baptist They gave out books, cds,
to share information on or- Collegiate Ministries, also and candies.
Civic-minded website ganizations and clubs. The known as BCM, to be more If any student missed the
Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement is sponsoring fair let newcomers know involved with God. “God Organizations Fair, have no
a new website to help students gain information about that OKCCC is full of di- wants people involved and fear. Students can sign up
civic activities on their college campuses. The site will verse clubs and organiza- I want to obey him,” She online all year round. Go to
allow colleges and universities to post activities on an tions. said. She also helps with www.okccc.edu and click
online calendar and participate in online forums. Visit the Some clubs that partici- Chi Alpha Christian fellow- on Student Life. Go to clubs
site at www.okvoice.org. pated were Abilities Galore, ship when her time allows. and e-mail any of the spon-
Photography Club, Gay Al- Tim Moser, Vice Presi- sors for more information.
Wheelchairs available liance and Friends, Schol-
Miracle on Wheels makes power wheelchairs available ars League, and Christian
Fellowship. One brand new
to nonambulatory senior citizens. The wheelchairs are
provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel club this year is called Lit-
Got club news?
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information and qualifications call 1-800-749-8778. promote different literary
works from such authors Call Lacey at 682-1611, ext.
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Psst... If you have highlights thony Burgess.
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Native American Cultural
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