November 26_ 2012 - blue - The University of Texas at Brownsville by jianglifang


november 26, 2012
   Vol. 65, Issue 13   COLLEGIAN                                                  UTBcollegIan.coM
                                                     Serving the univerSity of texaS at brownSville and texaS SouthmoSt college

From tenured to ‘terminated’
                                                                                                                                                                    committee made up of professors
                                                                                                                                                                    … at UTB/TSC that is going to
                                                                                                                                                                    review our grievance.”
                                                                                                                                                                       At least 89 faculty members
By Joe Molina                            Business professor appeals UTB’s ‘reduction in force’ action                                                               have      received     termination
Collegian editor                                                                                                                                                    notices that take effect next May,
                                                                                                                                                                    according to university officials.
  Professor      Marvin     Lovett,                                                                                                                                    In an article published Nov.
a recipient of the University                                                                                                                                       19, UT-Brownsville Provost
of Texas System Regents’                                                                                                                                            Alan Artibise said he expects to
Outstanding Teaching award                                                                                                                                          begin notifying staff as early as
in 2010, faces termination May                                                                                                                                      February whether they will be
2013 due to UTB/TSC’s reduction                                                                                                                                     retained.
in force.                                                                                                                                                              Lovett’s attorney is also
  Lovett was hired by Texas                                                                                                                                         assisting nearly a dozen other
Southmost College in 1983 as                                                                                                                                        UTB/TSC professors, some
an instructor and achieved full                                                                                                                                     tenured, to fight to keep their
professor status in Fall 2007.                                                                                                                                      jobs.
He currently teaches in the                                                                                                                                            Allegations        of        age
university’s School of Business.                                                                                                                                    discrimination are also included
  According to his résumé, Lovett                                                                                                                                   in several of the grievances,
earned a bachelor of science                                                                                                                      Courtesy Photo    including Lovett’s.
in psychology and sociology, a                                                                                                                                         “Especially because it appears
master of business administration        UTB/TSC faculty members Michael O. Quantz and Marvin G. Lovett (second from right) are flanked by UT-Brownsville           that they are now retaining
and a doctorate of higher                President Juliet V. García and Provost Alan Artibise in this 2010 photo after being recognized for excellence and          younger professors that are not
education in administration and          innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level by the University of Texas System.                                       even tenured … they are tenure-
supervision.                                                                                                                                                        track,” Ramirez said.
  When       he     received      his    Association     staff  attorney          has been “shifting and changing           continue,” Ramirez said. “And the          The university has informed the
termination notice last July,            appointed by the Texas Faculty           reasons” when providing the               other thing they are saying is that     TSTA attorney an investigation
Lovett said he felt disappointed         Association to advise Lovett in          cause for Lovett’s termination.           ... there was going to be a reduction   will be conducted in regard to the
and surprised, and was concerned         his termination appeal process,            “They have been saying that             in the student population and           age discrimination allegations.
for the future of the university.        Lovett said the reasons for his          there is going to be a program            that hasn’t happened.”                     “I do have options, of course,”
  In a telephone interview               termination were “rather vague           change, and, of course, I think               Asked about the status of           replied Lovett when asked if he
Nov. 16 with Lovett and Russell          and inconsistent.”                       that’s disputed because Dr.               Lovett’s grievance, Ramirez             had alternative employment
Ramirez, a Texas State Teachers            Ramirez said the university            Lovett’s program is going to              replied: “There is supposed to be a           See TENURED, Page 5

New beginnings                                                                     Looking past the horizon                                                               INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                  Deadlines near for study abroad                                                   EDUCATION WEEK
TSC adopts new logo, hires 5 employees
                                                                                   By Marlane Rodriguez                     international students, projects
                                                                                   ThE COLLEGIAN                            such as International Education
                                                                                                                            Week and the Study Abroad
                                                                                     The Study Abroad program               program.
                                                                                   gives students a chance to live in         Paroiatnikova     encourages
                                                                                   another country and experience           students to travel.
                                                                                   another culture while earning              “We need to think globally,
                                                                                   UTB/TSC credit hours.                    but it’s not enough anymore,”
                                                                                     Alla Paroiatnikova, executive          she said. “You also need to
                                                                                   director of the Office of Global
                                                                                   Engagement, supervises the
                                                                                   activities conducted by the
                                                                                                                            travel to really get a global
                                                                                                                              The more you read about the
                                                                                                                                                                                 PAGE 7
                                                                                   office, including dealing with                  See HORIZON, Page 8
                                                       Bryan romero/Collegian
Texas Southmost College President Lily Tercero shows the college’s new
logo to the board of trustees during the Nov. 15 meeting in Gorgas Hall. The
logo was approved by the trustees.

By Alex Rodriguez                        that are “modern and wearable”
ThE COLLEGIAN                            in the campaign. He wants to
                                         include images of students and
   The Texas Southmost College           Gorgas Hall on all of the ads to
board of trustees has approved           show the community “we are TSC,
a new logo for the college, a
marketing campaign and hired
five new staff members.
                                         we are here to stay, we are here to
                                         grow and help this community.”
                                           The     board      hired   three
                                                                                                                                                                                  PAGE 8
   Don Breeden, of the Breeden/          administrators and two staff
McCumber/Guerrero advertising            members:                                                                                                                      WOMEN’S SOCCER TO
agency, introduced the new TSC
logo along with the company’s
                                           --Mike Shannon will serve
                                         as the associate vice president
                                                                                                                                         Stacy G. Found/Collegian
plans to brand the college with          of Student Services. Shannon             UTB/TSC freshman communication major Leticia Montiel (left) and freshman
the words: “tradition, innovation,       previously served as the assistant       psychology major Alyx Paz receive information from junior sociology major
opportunity.”                            dean of Student Life at South            Omar Martinez after looking at the scrapbook on the wildlife of Costa Rica
   Breeden said he would use             Texas College --Marti Flores is the      during the Study Abroad Fair, held Nov. 14 in the Endowment Courtyard. The
newspaper ads, billboards and            new dean of Health Career and            university will sponsor a study abroad trip next May to Hacienda Barú, Costa
specialty items such as T-shirts                        See TSC, Page 5           Rica, where students will study reading and writing.

    @UTBCOLLEGIAN                   ON CAMPUS.....................2,3,4 INTERNATIONAL                               A&E........................................8
                                    POLICE REPORTS................2 EDUCATION WEEK..............7 ESPAÑOL...........................10
                                    OPINION .................................4 BORDERLINE.........................8 SPORTS..............................11
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         november 26, 2012
         The collegIan

THE                                                                                                               Name: Circle K International (CKI)
 COLLEGIAN                                                                                                        Established: 2009
                                                                                                                  Purpose: To be the leading global community service
  The Collegian is the multimedia                                                                                 organization on college and university campuses that enriches the
student newspaper serving the                                                                                     world one member, one child and one community at a time.
University of Texas at Brownsville                                                                                Governor of Texas-Oklahoma District: Sanjuana Zavala
and Texas Southmost College. The                                                                                  President: Hugo Cuellar
newspaper is widely distributed                                                                                   Vice President: Alexandra Huerta
on campus and is an award-                                                                                        Secretary: Brandon Muñiz
winning member of the Texas                                                                                       Treasurer: Adalberto Lara
 Intercollegiate Press Association.                                                                               Editor: Andre Muñoz

                                                                                                                  Adviser: Eloy álvarez, assistant director of Student Life.
       Collegian Editor

                                                                                                                  Community service: Volunteers at Keep Brownsville Beautiful
            Joe Molina                                                                                            events, Texas Adopt-a-Beach Cleanups and at the Gladys Porter
                                                                                                                  Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo.”
         Online Editor                                                                                            Meetings: 5 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month in the
            Monica Cano                                                                                           Student Union’s Salón Gardenia.
                                                                                                Courtesy Photo    Membership requirements: Must be a UTB student with
        Webcast Editor                                                                                            a grade point-average of 2.0 or higher and must have at least
         Michelangelo Sosa            Members of Circle K International include (front row, from left) Joey       completed at least 70 percent of attempted courses.
                                      Archer, Yaribel Caraveo, Dyna Elizondo, Vice President Alexandra            Dues: $40 per year
        Spanish Editor                Huerta, Texas-Oklahoma District Gov. Sanjuana Zavala and Adalberto          For more information: call Cuellar at 517-9045, e-mail cki.utb.
          Viridiana Zúñiga            Lara. Back row: President Hugo Cuellar, Jose Torres, Secretary Brandon or visit
                                      Muñiz and Christian Muñoz.                                                  --Compiled by Eréndira Santillana
        Advertising Sales
             Cori Aiken                Police Reports                       The following are among the incidents reported to Campus Police between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4.
          Vanessa Garduño             Monday, Oct. 29                       students told her that they had       with anyone who does not have        after a warrant for his arrest was
         Roberto Hernandez            1:21 p.m.: A faculty member           seen two private pictures of her      a permit to park in Lot Y and to     issued on charges of evading
                                      reported his iPhone 4S as missing.    on the phone of another student       contact Campus Police so that        arrest and criminal trespassing.
          Copy Editor                 The faculty member said he called     from the same high school. The        they could handle the situation.     A resident assistant reported a
           Héctor Aguilar             his phone several times and that      student said one of the photos was    There have been four similar         man matching the description
                                      he had just received a response       of her in her bra and underwear       reports filed involving the same     entering an apartment in Casa
          Staff Writers               minutes before. The man who           and the other was of her nude.        faculty member. A copy of the        Bella. A Campus Police officer
           Kaila Contreras            answered said he had purchased        The student was advised to file       report was forwarded to the Dean     knocked on the apartment
           Alex Rodriguez             the phone from two other people       a report with the Brownsville         of Students Office and the faculty   door, spoke with the student
         Marlane Rodriguez            for $150 thinking it was an iPod.     Independent School District           member’s supervisor.                 and recognized him as a man
           Magaly Rosales             The faculty member told Campus        Police Department since the high      9:37 p.m.: Two students              who had been issued a criminal
           Samantha Ruiz              Police he would contact the man       school is in their jurisdiction.      reported being stalked by a          trespass warning on Oct. 18 for
         Eréndira Santillana          to meet with him in order to          A B.I.S.D. police officer told a      man while skateboarding along        violating curfew and for being in
                                      retrieve his phone. The Campus        Campus Police officer that the        Gorgas Drive. The students said      possession of drug paraphernalia
        Photographers                 Police officer advised him to         juvenile from Lopez showed those      they were approached by a man        inside the student housing
          Michelle Espinoza           inform him when they would            photos to others while he was in      they had met before but did not      complex. He was asked what he
           Stacy G. Found             meet so he could be present for       the McDonald’s next to Tandy          know well who yelled out one of      was doing inside the apartment
          Miguel A. Roberts           investigation purposes.               Hall and has the photos of the        their names. Because they didn’t     and was advised to turn around
                                      Wednesday, Oct. 31                    UTB student stored in his phone.      know him, they were scared,          with his hands behind his back.
           Cartoonist                  2:08 p.m.: A faculty member          Thursday, Nov. 1                      began speeding away on their         He then fled from the officers to
           Bryan Romero               reported that a student had fallen    4:34 p.m.: A campus visitor           skateboards and yelled at the man    the bottom of the stairs and to the
                                      asleep in his class and was not       reported being approached by a        to leave them alone. The man         parking lot where police lost sight
        Student Media                 waking up after the class ended.      faculty member almost every day       then began chasing the students,     of him. Inside the apartment,
           Director                   The student showed signs of           as she dropped off and picked         but did not go beyond Gorgas         police found the student’s bag
          Azenett Cornejo             drowsiness and slurred speech.        up her children from the music        Hall. The students continued to      and eventually obtained the
                                      The student stated that the           academy in Eidman Hall. The           skateboard toward Casa Bella         student’s phone number. Police
        Student Media                 medication he was taking made         woman said that a few times at the    until they eventually lost sight     tried calling the number to speak
         Coordinator                  him drowsy and he sometimes           beginning, the faculty member         of the man. They said they had       to the student or someone he was
             Susie Cantu              falls asleep. Emergency medical       would knock on her vehicle’s          seen the man on campus before        with but the person on the other
                                      services were called and reported     window, yell at her and tell her      but he never carries anything. A     end of the phone kept hanging
          Secretary II                the student’s vitals as normal. The   that she could not park in Lot        description of the man was given     up. The next day, a Campus Police
            Ana Sanchez               student declined transportation       Y because it is a faculty parking     to Campus Police. The students       officer spoke with someone from
                                      but was advised to rest and not       lot. The faculty member then          were advised to call Campus          an attorney’s office and advised
       The Collegian                  drive until he was fully recovered.   started walking around her car        Police if they see the man again     them that the student needed to
    Student Union 1.28                He was advised by Campus Police       and would act like he was on the      and that they could contact the      turn himself in to Campus Police
       80 Fort Brown                  to visit Student Health Services if   phone with someone. The woman         department if they feel unsafe or    on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. On Nov. 6,
   Brownsville,TX 78520               he needed a place to rest.            reported that he is scaring her       need an escort at night.             the student turned himself in and
   Phone: (956) 882-5143              4 p.m.: A student reported            and her children. Campus Police       Sunday, Nov. 4                       was transported to the Carrizales-
    Fax: (956) 882-5176               that at 12:20 p.m. that day two       contacted the faculty member          10:30 p.m.: A student turned         Rucker Detention Center.
 e-mail:            Brownsville Lopez High School         and told him not to make contact      himself in to Campus Police          --Compiled by Samantha Ruiz

Food For FineS                        For more information, call 882-       registration and package pickup       Texas Higher Education               For more information, call
Campus Police is sponsoring           5937.                                 will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and    Coordinating Board Student           nursing Secretary Lourdes
a Food for Fines Drive. Non-          comedy SHow                           the race will begin at 8 a.m. After   Representative until Dec. 7.         Requena at 882-5070.
perishable food items may be          The Communication Council             the race, there will be “Reindeer     Nominations can be dropped off       utB radio JoB
donated in lieu of paying for         presents a “Comedy Show” at           Games” inside the REK Center.         at the Dean of Students Office in    The Office of Student Media
parking citations issued before       7 p.m. Friday in the International    For more information, call 882-       the Student Services Building. For   is seeking applicants for UTB
Dec.31 Donations will be accepted     Technology, Education         and     5972.                                 more information, call Student       Radio advertising manager
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday          Commerce Center. Tickets are          HeraldinG tHe HolidayS                Affairs Administrative Secretary     for Spring 2013. Applications are
through Friday until Jan. 13,         $5 at the door and there will also    UTB music majors will                 Melissa de la Rosa at 882-5141.      available in Student Union 1.28.
2013, at the Campus Security          be a concession stand. For more       perform at 6:45 p.m. Dec.1 at         rn-BSn online proGram                Submit your unofficial transcript,
Center. Suggested food items          information, call 882-7025.           the Arts Center for their second      The deadline for applications        résumé and the application by
include baby formula, boxed           JinGle Bell Jaunt                     annual scholarship fundraiser.        for the UTB/TSC College of           3 p.m. Dec. 5 to the Student
macaroni and cheese, canned           The REK Center will host              Admission is $12 for children         Nursing’s RN-BSN Online              Media office, located in Student
fruit and vegetables, packaged        its fifth annual “Jingle Bell         under 12 and students with a valid    Program has been extended            Union 1.28. Applicants must have
dry noodles, rice, soups, Vienna      Jaunt” 5K race around campus          ID, $10 for orchestra and $15 for     to Dec. 7. Applicants must           a cumulative 2.5 grade-point
sausages and Spam. For more           from 6:30 a.m. to noon Dec.1.         balcony seats. Purchase tickets at    also submit a copy of their          average or higher. UTB/TSC does
information, call 882-7201 or         Festive attire is encouraged for or call 882-      UTB transcript, their current        not discriminate based on gender,
e-mail                the event. Register at the REK        7025.                                 RN license, CPR card and             race, color, national origin,
Halo 4 tournament                     Center or online at www.utb.          Student rep nominationS               immunization      record    form.    religion, disability, age, veteran
The Student Union will host a         edu/campusrec. The entry fee          Nominations           are    being    Students accepted into a nursing     status or sexual orientation. For
“Halo 4 Tournament” at noon           is $10, $8 for students and $12       accepted for the UT System            program are required to clear a      more information, call 882-5143.
                                      for late registration. Race day       Student          Regent        and    security background screening.       --Compiled by Kaila Contreras
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                                                                                                                                                                                    november 26, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                    The collegIan

                                                                                                     Second in state
                                                                                                     Chess team competes in Houston
                                                                                                     By Michelangelo Sosa                                      The top scorers at the competition
                       Stacy G. Found/Collegian                                    Courtesy Photo    ThE COLLEGIAN                                           were Nemcova and Morales, with
                                                                                                                                                             3.5 points each. The UTB/TSC teams
Sandwiches, wraps and cookies are laid out        Mike’s Taste of Chicago’s special pizza              The UTB/TSC Chess Team took a                         competed against 33 people.
for members of the food board to taste during     contains sausage, onions, green peppers and        moment’s reprieve from schoolwork to                      “Our main goal is to play as well as
Delicious Desserts’ presentation Oct. 19.         mushrooms.                                         compete in the prestigious Texas State                  we can at the Pan Am competition in
                                                                                                     Collegiate Competition Championship                     Princeton, New Jersey,” Bachmann

Food board mulls proposals                                                                           in Houston, earning second place.
                                                                                                       Sponsored by the Texas Chess
                                                                                                     Association, the competition was held
                                                                                                                                                             said. “We know that we’re going to
                                                                                                                                                             have to train as hard as we can if we’re
                                                                                                                                                             going to make it this year. This year is
Mike’s Taste of Chicago and Delicious Desserts                                                       at the Hilton Hobby Airport Hotel Nov.                  going to be very exciting, and this past
                                                                                                     9-11.                                                   competition was really great practice.”
vie to sell food at campus locations                                                                   The chess team lost the championship                     Grand Master Mauricio Flores, who
                                                                                                     to the University of Texas at Dallas.                   did not compete in Houston, won an
By Samantha Ruiz                                     McCreary said students didn’t like the          Texas Tech University placed third.                     online collegiate tournament Nov. 4.
ThE COLLEGIAN                                     past food vendors because they didn’t listen         “The three big ones are UT-Dallas, UT-                Bachmann placed third.
                                                  to what students wanted, which is what his         Brownsville and Texas Tech [University]                   “The [UTB/TSC] chess [team]
   Two restaurants are awaiting a decision        restaurant cares about the most.                   and we managed to hold off Texas Tech                   competed against other contenders
on who will serve food in three locations on         The university’s food board is in the           and get second place,” said Douglas                     from other schools around the state of
campus: the Student Union’s El Comedor,           process of deciding which restaurant will          Stoves, director of Residential Life and                Texas to get practice,” Flores said. “The
the café at the University Boulevard Library      be selected, said Douglas Stoves, director of      Collegiate Chess. “The players are doing                team has been doing really well, but in
and the kiosk in Tandy Hall.                      Residential Life and Collegiate Chess.             really well, and I’m always astonished                  the end it’s all going to come down to
   There has also been a recommendation              The board has already received the              at what the team can do when they’re                    how we perform in the Pan American
to have some type of “grab-and-go option”         proposals, seen the presentations and made         asked to perform in competition.”                       Intercollegiate Chess Championship. I
for food in Casa Bella, UTB/TSC Purchasing        site visits. The next step is for them to decide     Seven of the nine members from                        know we are going to perform well.”
Director William Dodd said.                       on a recommendation to send to university          the “A” and “B” teams competed                            In the online competition, the whole
   Maximum ThroughPut, a company doing            officials, Dodd said.                              in Houston: Grand Master Axel                           team played but only Flores and
business as Mike’s Taste of Chicago, and             “All three of those have been done. Now         Bachmann,       International    Master                 Bachmann placed.
Delicious Desserts were the only restaurants      it’s up to the committee to formally turn all      Max     Cornejo,      Women’s     Grand                   The Pan American Intercollegiate
that responded to the request for proposal        that in,” he said. “Then based on the choice       Master Katerina Nemcova, Women’s                        Chess Championship is the most
(RFP), Dodd said.                                 of the committee, a recommendation will            International Master Luciana Morales,                   important chess competition in the
   Delicious Desserts serves sandwiches,          be made to university officials. … Then            Women’s International Master Daniela                    Western Hemisphere. The competition
salads, breakfast and lunch plates, soft drinks   we’ll open negotiations with whoever is            de la Parra, Jeffrey Serna and Armando                  will take place Dec. 27-30 at Princeton
and snacks in the café by the University          recommended.”                                      Cortez.                                                 University.
Boulevard Library and operates out of its            Though the kitchen in the Student Union’s
kitchen in the International Technology,
Education and Commerce Center (ITECC).
                                                  El Comedor is in bad condition, Dodd and
                                                  Stoves said that both potential vendors said
                                                                                                      Classified                                Help wanted
                                                                                                     Shenanigans needs female wait staff. Looking for: Attractive, bar experience, ambitious, reliable, punctual,
   If not selected, the restaurant will no        they could make some use of the kitchen and        professional, entertaining, driven. More $ we make, the more $ you make! Ages 18 +, TABC-Certified
longer serve in the café but will continue        supply out of their other locations.               preferred.Apply at: Shenanigans Bar and Grill 2451 Pablo Kisel Blvd. Brownsville, Texas. 956-986-2337
service in the ITECC because its service             “Each of [the vendors] have said that
there is under a different contract, Dodd         they can offer, just like they said in their
said in an interview with The Collegian last      presentations, daily specials probably with
Wednesday.                                        some sort of steamer tables so when the
   Mike’s Taste of Chicago is a restaurant at     customer comes in they don’t have to wait
2100 E. Price Rd. that serves hot dogs, pizza,    for an order to be prepared,” Dodd said.
sausages, hamburgers and snacks.                     Stoves said: “More like a cafeteria line
   Sofia Martinez, owner of Delicious             than a buffet. Both had grab-and-go options
Desserts, said her restaurant should serve        … because they understood time constraint
on campus because they already have the           of students running from one class to the
experience.                                       other.”
   “We’re already working with the students          Dodd said the board is hoping to have a
and we know what the students like and            contract executed by the end of November
want, and I think we can do a good job,”          and the new vendor would be ready to serve
Martinez said.                                    food in Spring 2013.
   Michael McCreary, one of the officers of          Chick-fil-A will continue to serve food
Maximum ThroughPut and owner of Mike’s            until the Christmas holidays.
Taste of Chicago, said his restaurant serves a       The food board consists of six staff
variety of food ranging from American and         members and seven students, with Stoves as
Italian to Greek and Polish.                      the chair.
   “I’ve had a number of students talk to me         Junior sociology major Carlos Gutiérrez,
about it and they eat in my place and they        who is one of the students on the board, said
said that they wished that we would be there      students are looking for a healthy, affordable
[on campus],” McCreary said. “They would          and student-friendly restaurant.
like to be able to get pizza by the slice.”                              See FOOD, Page 5
  4                                                                   OPINION
         november 26, 2012
         The collegIan

      ~Letter to the Editor~
    Get with the program,
      Cornyn and Cruz
    Texas is not Wyoming or Idaho.
    It is a very diverse state, perhaps the
 most in the United States.
    What a sad scene to have as United
 States Senators John Cornyn and Ted
    Both have pledged to do all they can to
 thwart any of President Obama’s attempts
 to move the nation in a progressive and
 compassionate direction.
    Yet, Texas will soon be blue, and that
 should mean no Sen. Cornyn after 2116,
 and no Sen. Cruz after 2018.
    How much harm can they do in their
    I fear a lot, but perhaps congressmen-
 -from both parties--who wish to see
 the nation become embracing of its
 diversity--will override the Lone Star
 State’s reactionary duo.
 Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky

 Letters to the editor must include the
 name, classification and phone number
 of the author or the letter cannot be pub-
 lished. Opinions expressed in The Colle-
 gian are those of writers and do not nec-
 essarily reflect the views of The Collegian
 or UTB/TSC administrators. The editor
 reserves the right to edit the letters. Send
      your letters to

The other                                                                                                                  iThin
life I lived                                                               Naughty                                                           k
                                                                you been

By Viridiana Zúñiga

   Being away from home is anything but
easy. I often find myself hankering to see
                                                                           or   Nifice? Abeen, Nice,

my parents, my friends, the orange tree
in my yard, and my old faithful dog. Oh,
boy! It has been hard being away from
my cherished Matlapa, a town in San Luis
Potosí, México, my little piece of heaven.
                                                                              “I think I’ve
                                                                               been nice           what
                                                                               this year,
   As I recall, the best phrase I heard
as child was “Wake up! We are in                                               and, well,

                                                                                                 you like
Matamoros!” I used to pinch my arm just                                        if I had a
to see if it was real, that I was there. Then,                                 choice to get

                                                                                                                            to bring you?
when the holidays were over and we had to                                     something
go back to Matlapa, I would cry for one or                                   for Christmas
two days, missing my beloved Matamoros.           it                       would probably
   But time changes everything. Today, I                                    be money.
live in Matamoros, but one or two days of               John Sánchez        Lots of money,            “I’ve been nice and for
crying are not enough to demonstrate how             Biology freshman so I could                         Christmas I would
much I miss Matlapa.                                                        buy whatever                  like a brand-new
   Daring to look back reveals my                 I want--money to give away to my                    laptop [computer],
vulnerability, a touch of nostalgia. I see        girlfriend and family, and money for                        preferably an
my childhood, my street, my siblings              school because I am broke and everyone                     Apple, simply
singing an old song, my mother combing            needs money right now.”                                because I need it
my hair in the morning, my father reading                                                              for school. It’s not
a book to us at bedtime, the first time I                                                                   something I just
rode a bike, the first friend I ever made--I                                   “Well, I would              want, because I’m
see my story.                                                                    like for him to            going to need it for
   Going back to the place that used to                                            bring me a                school assignments.”
be my only home is strange, exciting and                                           car because I
melancholic. It brings me back to a life                                            really do need                       Amy Rodriguez
that’s part of me, but that is not my life                                          a car to go to             Communication sophomore
anymore. It is part of another life I lived,                                        work and go
and that I loved. A life that shaped my                                            to school. I                             “If I was nice, I would
personality, my dreams and my beliefs, a                                          don’t like asking                            like Santa to bring
life that was always kind to me.                                                people to give me                                me a bunch of new
   It is nice to go back where everyone                                       rides to places and                                 games for PS3
is happy to see me and I’m happy to see                                    stuff like that.”                                       [entertainment
them.                                                                                                                               system], mostly so
   The best phrase that I read now is                  Daniela de la Cruz                                                           I could be playing
“Bienvenidos a Matlapa.” Everything                    Engineering physics-                                                        video games this
has changed, but remains familiar. I’m                 bioengineering freshman                                                     vacation with my
finally there, the place of my thoughts,                                                                                          brothers.”
my refuge, my home. I run to my house,
I whistle at my dog, I say “good evening”                                                                                    Carmen Valdez
to my neighbors and I see Mom and Dad.                          -- Compiled by Alex Rodriguez                              Nursing freshman
Everything’s all right. It’s like I never left.                 -- Photos by Bryan Romero
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                                                                                                      Making plans for the future
                                                    partnership.” contract.
Continued from Page 1                                 Because Lovett worked for TSC before its
                                                    partnership with the University of Texas at
options. “I have a business that I have             Brownsville, he believes he has an option for     SGA backs Rock ’n’ Beats; to do honor code surveys
been operating for a number of years in             employment at TSC after the partnership is
marketing and I can always turn to that,            completely dissolved in 2015.                     By Magaly Rosales                                          Senior
but I am more concerned for other faculty             He said he is concerned for his colleagues      ThE COLLEGIAN                                     management
who may not have a ‘Plan B.’ ... Fortunately,       who have been “negatively impacted” by the                                                           major Carlos
I do have that. I don’t wish to exercise it, of     UTB/TSC’s faculty “right-sizing.”                    The UTB/TSC Student Government               Solitaire III asks
course; I didn’t expect to exercise it.”              “We have many very admirable                    Association will support a music festival            the Student
   According to the UT-Brownsville web              individuals who have been treated unfairly        on campus with a $300 donation.                     Government
page on transition matters, “Present UTB            and it’s very tragic,” Lovett said. “I am so         During its meeting last Tuesday, the           Association to
employees who once worked for TSC, prior            sorry for all the stress and anxiety that         senate approved Resolution No. 15, titled      help support the
to the 1991 Partnership, will be offered            they’ve gone through and continue to go           “Rock and Beats Festival,” which allocates       Rock ’n’ Beats
employment by TSC, as per the original              through today.”                                   no more than $300 for the event.                 Festival during
                                                                                                         “The Rock ’n’ Beats Festival is a             last Tuesday’s
                                                                                                      free music festival that we have done          senate meeting.
                                                    comprehensive planning manager, said the          during the last three years,” said senior
TSC                                                 city will accomplish this by using the current    management major Carlos Solitaire III.
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                                                    sidewalk on International Boulevard in            “We had all different kinds of [music]         will then develop the code and present it.
Technical Education. Flores is the current          front of the university, then renovate the        genres.”                                         “We have some ideas, but we want to
Allied Health Department chair and director         corner of International Boulevard and                SGA Vice President of Administration        see if our ideas are what students want
of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography                University Drive to help cyclists and hikers      Karla      Lozoya    said:    “From      my    so we can, kind of, take what students
program at UTB/TSC.                                 cross the street to the sidewalk that will be     understanding, this event has a good           say and what we say … and see how we
  --Arnold Gonzalez was named chief                 extended by 14 feet. The trail will end at the    turnout of students.”                          can mix everything together,” College of
information officer. Gonzalez previously            Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course.                     Solitaire said the festival draws high      Liberal Arts Senator Marisol Cervantes
worked as the manager for specialized                  Brownsville City Manager Charlie Cabler        school kids, their parents and the parents     said.
services at Hitachi Consulting.                     told The Collegian the city is seeking a grant    of the band members.                             During committee reports, SGA Vice
  -- Julieta Ontiveros and Luz Hernandez            of $675,000.                                         “Everybody comes out and supports           President of Historical Archives Elizabeth
were named senior administrative                       After the meeting The Collegian asked          one another,” he said. “A lot of this talent   Ayala thanked the members of the senate
assistants. Ontiveros previously served             TSC President Lily Tercero about UT-              is based in [UTB/TSC], plus Valleywide.        who helped out during the Winter Bash
as the academic program coordinator for             Brownsville transferring the function of          It’s a fun event.”                             Dance held Nov. 17.
the Regional Academic Health Center.                providing dual enrollment courses to TSC,            The event will take place next April,         About 40 students attended the dance,
Hernandez was a customer service                    as was announced by UTB on Nov. 15.               Solitaire said.                                according to Ayala. The event collected
representative at the Brownsville Public               “Dual enrollment normally has been                Also approved was Resolution No.            toys and blankets for the needy for
Utilities Board.                                    affiliated with community colleges and as         16, which allows the involvement of the        Christmas.
  Nine other positions are available and            TSC goes to become a fully comprehensive          senate in UT-Brownsville’s Honor Code            “I think you all did a good job, those of
posted on the TSC website (,            community college, it’s a very natural            Committee by gathering student input           you who put effort into it,” Judicial Affairs
including director of human resources,              transition that TSC take over that area,”         using Survey Monkey and collecting             Coordinator and SGA Adviser David
associate vice president of instruction and         Tercero said.                                     students’ suggestions at various locations     Marquez said. “In addition to collecting
director of educational technologies and               The Collegian also asked Tercero if TSC        on campus.                                     gifts and toys for children, it was an
curricular innovation.                              would keep the same Dual Enrollment staff.           The committee is in charge of developing    opportunity for you to work together and
  Trustees also voted to support a grant                “What normally we have been doing is          an honor code for the university and           build that chemistry of teamwork.”
application by the City of Brownsville to           that we have basically stated that all our        will survey students on what they think          The SGA will not meet again until the
the Texas Department of Transportation              positions are going to be open positions and      should be included in the code. The panel      Spring 2013 semester.
Enhancements Program for the Brownsville            that everybody will have the opportunity to
Historic Battlefield Trail Fort Brown               apply and be considered if they are qualified
Connection.                                         candidates for the positions,” she replied.
  The plan would extend the existing                “So it may be that you find some individuals
hike and bike trail through Fort Brown to           that were formally part of the dual credit
connect the three historic battlegrounds of         that join TSC when we get those positions
the Mexican-American War.                           open and set up and the programs set up by
  Ramiro         Gonzalez,     the     city’s       the fall of 2013.”

FOOD                                                restaurants on a scale of one to five on topics
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                                                    that range from the variety of food offered
   “I think [because] we’re surrounded by           to the knowledge of the university culture
unhealthy foods, the most important thing           during the presentations Oct. 19.
is that we have a healthy variety from which           The board also conducted site visits in
we can choose,” he said. “Not only that, but        which they surveyed the atmosphere and
also that it will be affordable for all students;   cleanliness of the restaurant.
other than being healthy, that it has good             “You more or less get a feel of how they
quality standards and that the person in            are,” Gutiérrez said.
charge of the food must be interested in               Any questions or comments on food
working with the students.”                         vendors can be directed to Stoves at 882-
   Members of the board rated the                   7191 or Dodd at 882-6553.
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    Maria Teresa Christl

         (left) and Peter

     Pick, international
  management majors
and Austrian exchange
     students, perform
   the donauwalzer, an                                                                                                                                                countries
   Austrian dance, Nov.
      12 at the Student
   Union. A total of 478                                                                                                                                                     miGuel anGel roBertS/Collegian
 international students
      from 43 different        here                                                                                                                      Graduate computer science major Liudmila

                               we go!
                                                                                                                                                         Szetlova of Moscow, Russia, describes what
 countries attend UTB/                                                                                                                                   the country is like during a presentation Nov.
                     TSC.                                                                                                                                14 in Cardenas Hall North 231.
                                                                             Stacy G. Found/Collegian
                                                                                                                                                         Students describe life
 Polish higher                                                        Professor Waldemar
                                                                      Kowalski, of Jan Kochanowski
                                                                                                                                Bryan romero/Collegian   in Belarus and Russia
 education                                                            University in Kielce, Poland,
                                                                      talks about the higher
                                                                                                         Graduate physics major Darkhan Tuyenbayev
                                                                                                         presents information about his country,
                                                                                                                                                         By Michelle Espinoza
                                                                                                                                                         ThE COLLEGIAN
 in spotlight                                                         education system in that
                                                                      country during a presentation
                                                                                                         Kazakhstan, Nov. 13 in Cardenas Hall North.
                                                                                                                                                            Students from Russia and Belarus talked about
                                                                      Nov. 13 in the Education
                                                                      and Business Complex’s
                                                                                                         Establishing                                    their native countries as part of International
                                                                                                                                                         Education Week at UTB/TSC.
                                                                      Salón Cassia. Kowalski
                                                                      also discussed the possible
                                                                                                         its identity                                       Artemiy Bogdanovskiy, a senior physics major,
                                                                                                                                                         spoke about Belarus, which is bordered by Russia,
                                                                      student and faculty exchange       By Héctor Aguilar                               Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
                                                                      between UT-Brownsville and         ThE COLLEGIAN                                      “Forty percent of the territory is covered in
                                                                      Jan Kochanowski University.                                                        forest,” Bogdanovskiy told about 40 people
                                        micHelle eSpinoza/Collegian                                        Apples, eagles, camels, horses and yurts      gathered in Cardenas Hall North 231 for the
                                                                                                         are all characteristic of the Kazakh culture,   presentation on Nov. 14.

 grammar rules
   Literature lecturer Anna Szczepanek-Guz,
                                                                                                         according to Darkhan Tuyenbayev, a
                                                                                                         graduate physics major at UTB/TSC.
                                                                                                                                                            He also talked about the country’s cuisine.
                                                                                                                                                            “We eat a lot of potatoes,” Bogdanovskiy said.
                                                                                                           The Republic of Kazakhstan is a               “They are called ‘second bread’ sometimes. We
        of the Jan Kochanowski University in                                                             Eurasian country of 16 million people.          prefer natural food; we don’t use a lot of spices.”
   Poland, gives a presentation on grammar                                                                 “American fact book says the country’s           He showed photographs and videos to help
  classes during English Associate Professor                                                             main issue is creating their national           UTB/TSC students understand how different
       John Newman’s class on Nov. 14. The                                                               identity,” Tuyenbayev told about 35 people      Belarus is from the Rio Grande Valley.
  lecture was part of UTB/TSC’s observance                                                               who attended the Nov. 13 presentation              Graduate computer science major Liudmila
            of International Education Week.                                                             in Cardenas Hall North 231. “That’s why         Szetlova informed students about Russia. She is
                                                                             Stacy G. Found/Collegian    we’re always trying to say something            from Moscow, its capital.
                                                                                                         about our country, so people will know             Szetlova spoke about Russia’s climate, religion,
                                                                                                                                                         cuisine, holidays and education.
                                                                                                                  See KAZAKHSTAN, Page 11
 Clearing up

                                                       lesson              micHelle eSpinoza/Collegian

                                                      UTB/TSC students learn about the French
                                                      lifestyle from junior business major Sontot
                                                      Gauthier and senior engineering physics-
                                                      mechanical major Anne-Sophie Baudry during
                                                      the presentation titled “France: Cuisine and
                                                      Fashion,” held Nov. 12 in Cardenas Hall North.

                                                      Students describe
                                                      country’s customs
                            Bryan romero/Collegian    By Kaila Contreras
                                                      ThE COLLEGIAN
Sophomore engineering physics-computer major
Muhammad Tahir presents information about his           France dominated Room 233 in
country, Pakistan, Nov. 15 in Cardenas Hall North.    Cardenas Hall North on Nov.12.
                                                        The Office of Global Engagement
Student provides                                      hosted “France: Cuisine and Fashion”
                                                      as part of International Education Week
information on                                        activities to show UTB/TSC students how

Pakistan’s culture                                    international students, including those
                                                      from France, live and what their customs
and regions                                           and traditions are.
                                                        Violaine de Quillacq, a senior accounting
By Samantha Ruiz                                      major; Sontot Gauthier, a junior business
ThE COLLEGIAN                                         major; Estelle Delpech and Anne-Sophie
                                                      Baudry, both senior engineering physics-
   Many people may have preconceived                  mechanical majors, gave a presentation on
notions of what the country of Pakistan               the clichés regarding France, such as the
is like. One might relate the country to              Eiffel Tower being used as a radio antenna
deserts and heat but more commonly,                   and women not shaving.
anti-American sentiments.                               “This is cliché; don’t imagine that the
   During his lecture on Pakistan Nov.15              French are like that,” Quillacq said after
in Cardenas Hall North 233, sophomore                 the presentation.
engineering physics-computer major                      The French students also described
Muhammad Tahir cleared some                           what a Christmas Eve dinner is like
                See PAKISTAN, Page 11                                  See FRANCE, Page 11
          november 26, 2012
                                           LOCAL / ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

          The collegIan

                                           Border line
                                           Spotlighting the valley’S moSt intereSting   placeS and eventS

                                                                                                                                                               In December, Lopez Tamales employs up to
                                                                                                                                                               10 people at a time for the various stages
                                                                                                                                                               needed to prepare all kinds of tamales their
                                                                                                                                                               customers have been enjoying for 30 years.
                                                                                                                                                               The embarradoras, or spreaders, spread
                                                                                                                                                               masa, or corn dough, on thousands of moist
Owner Eugenia Lopez packs the                                                                                                                                  corn husks before filling them with beef, pork,
tamales for the customer to pick up.                                                                                                                           chicken, beans, cheese, raisins, peppers, fruit
Depending on the filling, a dozen                                                                                                                              or any combination the customer desires.
tamales costs between $7.50                                                                                                      Joe molina/Collegian Photos
and $8. Orders can be placed via
telephone at 544-4256, two hours                                                                                To meet the holiday demand, Lopez
in advance.                                                                                                     Tamales, a family owned business at 137
                                                                                                                E. Madison St. in Brownsville, prepares the
                                                                                                                first of four 400-pound batches of tamales
      Irma Hernandez, a llenadora,                                                                              for December--its busiest month of the
      or filler, lines the inside of the                                                                        year.
    prepared corn husks with beef
  and pork that have been cooked
 with spices for almost 12 hours. It                                                                                    A small order of bean tamales has
  takes another two hours on high                                                                                      finished cooking and is ready to be
              heat to cook the tamal.                                                                                                           packaged.

Pastorela set                                                                                                        Cast members of the Catholic Campus
                                                                                                                                                                          replied: “I think it’s a good
                                                                                                                                                                          way to start your Christmas

for Saturday                                                                                                         Ministry’s pastorela rehearse Nov. 15 in the         season       in    remembering
                                                                                                                     Newman Center. They are (from left) Eduardo          what the season is about and
                                                                                                                     Padillo, sophomore psychology major; Marcia          understanding that we, like
Peregrinación and posada                                                                                             Chapa, biology freshman; Vianney Chavira,            the shepherds, have that same
                                                                                                                     biology freshman; Jéssica Sáenz, biology             struggle. I think you can expect
also part of presentation                                                                                            sophomore; David Garcia, engineering                 that sense of community
                                                                                                                     technology freshman; and Juan Diaz,                  because it’s open to students,
By Eréndira Santillana                                                                                               psychology sophomore.                                students’ families and the
ThE COLLEGIAN                                                                       eréndira Santillana/Collegian                                                         community.”
                                              Campus minister.                                                 U T B /           de Belén,” among others.                   A posada, or reception, will
  The      Catholic     Campus                  The     evening’s     activities        TSC students who are members               Catholic Campus Ministry               take place after the play in
Ministry     will   present    a              begin at 6:30 p.m. with the               of the Catholic Campus Ministry          President Lucas Gomez said the           the SET-B courtyard. UTB/
pastorela, or shepherd’s play,                peregrinación, or pilgrimage,             and community volunteers,                pastorela will be a humorous             TSC’s Office of Student Life
at 7 p.m. Saturday in the SET-B               in which Joseph and Mary’s                will present the pastorela in            way of learning the biblical             will provide refreshments and
Lecture Hall.                                 search for lodging is re-enacted.         English and Spanish.                     story of the birth of Jesus.             entertainment.
  “The pastorela traditionally                The pilgrimage will start at the             As part of the event, the               “You can expect to laugh;                Admission to these events is
is the story of the shepherds                 SET-B Lecture Hall, proceed to            actors will perform a repertoire         [there] will be both Spanish             free.
and their journey to the Christ               the Endowment Courtyard and               of Spanish Christmas carols, or          and English jokes,” Gomez                  For more information, call
child, and their struggle with                then return to the lecture hall           villancicos. The songs include           said.                                    Lysaght at 541-9667 or send an
good and evil along their path,”              before the start of the play.             “El burrito de Belén,” “Los                Asked what the audience can            e-mail to
said Lisa Lysaght, Catholic                     Fifteen performers, including           peces en el río” and “Campanas           expect at this event, Lysaght

 UTB Radio a finalist                                                                                                                                                     Television Network at Rowan
                                                                                                                                                                          University for “Fifth Annual

 for national award
                                                                                                                                                                          Telethon Supporting Make-A-
                                                                                                                                                                          Wish Foundation,” and Loyola
                                                                                                                                                                                   See RADIO, Page 11
   College Broadcasters Inc. has               Station      Manager      Moises
 honored UTB Radio as a finalist               Grimaldo accepted the award at                                                                                             UTB Radio staff are (from left)
 in the 2012 National Student                  CBI’s National Student Electronic                                                                                          Music Manager Robert Ruiz,
 Production Awards for its “College            Media Convention, held Oct. 23-                                                                                            Student Media Coordinator Susie
 Radio Day” event held in October              26 in Atlanta, Ga.                                                                                                         Cantu, News and Information
 2011.                                           UTB Radio was a finalist in the                                                                                          Manager Cleiri Quezada and
   Student Media Coordinator                   Best Community Service category.                                                                                           Station Manager Moises Grimaldo.
 Susie Cantu and UTB Radio                     Other finalists were the Rowan                                                                  SamantHa ruiz/Collegian

                                              competitive advantage when                under study abroad, Guijosa              studying abroad is a wonderful           major Amy Rodriguez is among
HORIZON                                       looking for a job.”                       said.                                    way to expose students to new            the students who wish to travel
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                                                Guijosa said studying abroad              The trips must be paid for             cultures.                                abroad. Rodriguez is planning
country you’re visiting, the more             can brighten a student’s                  a month before departure.                   “We are becoming such                 to attend the photojournalism
excited you get, Paroiatnikova                perspective and help them                 Financial aid covers only the            a global village,” Rehman                course in Spain next May.
said. The better prepared you                 mature.                                   tuition, and extra money left            said. “We are connected and                 “It will be a new experience for
are, the more you enjoy your                    The study abroad trips                  over from financial aid can be           interconnected      with     other       me, not only to go somewhere
trip.                                         available next May are reading            used for travel and lodging.             places, cultures and people, so          else and travel and learn, but it
   Larissa Guijosa, the Study                 and writing in Costa Rica,                  Scholarships               and         it is our advantage to go abroad         will be a great experience just to
Abroad coordinator for the                    photojournalism      in   Spain           sponsorships can cover the               and travel.”                             travel, to experience the outlook
Office of Global Engagement,                  and business in Denmark and               lodging and travel costs. The               He said students who wish             of other places,” Rodriguez said.
takes care of incoming exchange               Sweden.                                   Office of Global Engagement              to study abroad should have an              This would be Rodriguez’s
students and outgoing students                  Spanish in Spain, criminal              has scholarships available for           open mind and be prepared to             first time abroad. She has visited
who wish to study abroad.                     justice in France and London              students.                                see things that are being done           the Office of Global Engagement
   Guijosa said students should               and environmental change in                 Students must have a 3.5               differently.                             for assistance.
study abroad for several reasons.             New Zealand are available for             grade-point average, but if they            “Our ways are not necessarily            “They answered questions I
   “It’s a great experience for a             Summer I and French in Paris              are active and their grades are          better or more appropriate,”             had concerning study abroad,”
student, not only academically,               for Summer II.                            strong, that will be taken into          Rehman said. “Our way of doing           she said.
but you’re exposed to a new                     The deadline for the May and            consideration, Guijosa said.             things is one way of doing things,          Students may call the Office
culture, a new language. You                  summer programs is Dec. 9 and               Communication        Professor         other people may do the same             of Global Engagement at 882-
learn your survival skills,” she              April 13 for Fall 2013. The cost          Sharaf Rehman will teach his             things but slightly differently,         7092 or visit between 8 a.m. and
said. “It adds greatly to your                of the trips varies and can be            third study abroad course next           and both are equally valid.”             5 p.m. Monday through Friday
résumé; it’s always a really good             found on UTB/TSC’s website                May in Spain. Rehman said                   Sophomore communication               in Lightner Center 104.
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        26 de noviembre de 2012
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Más allá de las fronteras                                                                                                                                    Estudiante
Se acerca la fecha límite para estudiar en el extranjero
Por Marlane Rodríguez
                                         Guijosa dijo que estudiar en
                                                                               dinero que sobra, puede usarse
                                                                               para el viaje y alojamiento.
                                       el extranjero puede ampliar                Becas y patrocinadores pueden
  El programa de Estudios              la perspectiva del alumno y lo          pagar el alojamiento y viaje. La
en el Extranjero ofrece a los          ayuda a madurar.                        oficina de Global Engagement
estudiantes la oportunidad de            Los viajes para estudiar en el        tiene becas disponibles para
vivir en otro país y conocer otra      extranjero que tendrán lugar en         estudiantes.
cultura mientras ganan créditos        mayo son: lectura y escritura en           Se requiere que los alumnos
académicos de UTB/TSC.                 Costa Rica, periodismo gráfico          tengan un promedio de 3.5, pero
  Alla             Paroiatnikova,      en España y administración de           si son activos escolarmente y                                                      miGuel anGel roBertS/Collegian
                                                                               sus calificaciones son buenas,
                                                                               pueden ser considerados.                Nombre: Marah Martínez álvarez
                                                                                  El profesor de comunicación          Edad: 19 años
                                                                               Sharaf Rehman impartirá clases          Especialidad: Educación Bilingüe
                                                                               por tercera vez en el extranjero        Clasificación: Estudiante de segundo año
                                                                               durante mayo en España.                 Fecha de graduación: Primavera 2015
                                                                               Rehman dijo que estudiar fuera          Promedio: 4.0
                                                                               es una forma maravillosa de             Ciudad natal: San Benito
                                                                               exponerse a nuevas culturas.            Pasatiempos: “La repostería, la cocina, manualidades y aprender
                                                                                  “Nos estamos convirtiendo            [técnicas de] maquillaje profesional”.
                                                                               en una población global”, dijo          ¿Cuáles son tus metas? “Pues tengo muchas metas a corto,
                                                                               él. “Estamos conectados e               mediano y largo plazo. Las metas más concretas que te podría
                                                                               interconectados a otros lugares,        decir son: mantener mi promedio, graduarme con honores de la
                                                                               culturas y gente, así que viajar al     universidad y de esta manera poder convertirme en una maestra
                                                                               extranjero es nuestra ventaja”.         bilingüe que pueda transmitir sus conocimientos y habilidades a las
                                                                                  El profesor dijo que los             futuras generaciones”.
                                                    Stacy G. Found/Collegian   alumnos que deseen tomar                ¿Por qué escogiste la especialidad que actualmente
                                                                               clases fuera del país deben ser de      estudias? “Escogí ser maestra porque durante mis años de
Estudiantes se reunen para recibir información sobre los viajes disponibles    mente abierta y estar preparados        preparatoria realicé ‘servicio social’. En dicho servicio, les enseñaba
para estudiar en el extranjero, durante el evento de Study Abroad, el 14 de    para entender que las cosas se          a niños pequeños de escasos recursos a leer en inglés y en español.
noviembre en el Endowment Courtyard.                                           hacen en forma diferente.               Fue al estar frente a un salón de clases, al estar enseñándole a esos
                                                                                  “La manera en que hacemos            pequeñitos [descubrí que mi vocación] era convertirme en maestra,
directora de la oficina de             negocios en Dinamarca y Suecia.         las cosas no son necesariamente         que eso iba a ser lo que más iba a disfrutar en mi vida”.
Global Engagement, supervisa             Español en España, derecho            mejores o más apropiadas”, dijo         ¿Quién es tu inspiración o modelo a seguir? “Mis padres,
actividades como atender a los         penal en Francia y Londres              Rehman. “Nuestra forma es sólo          porque ellos siempre me han educado con valores y principios
estudiantes       internacionales      y cambio climático en Nueva             una forma de hacer las cosas,           que son primordiales. [Dichos valores] me han abierto puertas en
y trabajar en proyectos como           Zelanda son los viajes disponibles      alguien más puede hacer lo              la vida. Mis padres me han enseñado a no darme por vencida, a
la Semana de Educación                 para Verano I; francés en París         mismo, pero un poco diferente,          luchar por lo que quiero y que una actitud positiva, la dedicación
Internacional y el programa de         tendrá lugar durante Verano II.         pero ambas son igual de válidas”.       y la constancia son las claves para un buen futuro y por eso quiero
Estudios en el Extranjero.               La fecha límite para los                 Amy Rodríguez, estudiante            honrarlos siempre con mis logros”.
   Paroiatnikova invita a los          programas de mayo y los de              de comunicación de segundo              ¿Cuál sería tu trabajo ideal? “Ser directora en uno de los
estudiantes a viajar.                  verano es el 9 de diciembre y           año, está entre los alumnos             mejores distritos del estado, como San Antonio o Houston o trabajar
   “Necesitamos            pensar      para Otoño 2013, el 13 de abril.        interesados en viajar. Rodríguez        de catedrática en la universidad”.
globalmente, pero eso ya no es                                                                                         ¿Qué técnicas usas para estudiar? “Siempre tomo notas y
suficiente”, ella dijo. “También                                                                                       procuro estudiarlas una semana antes de cada examen. Como soy
es necesario viajar para tener                                                                                         una persona muy visual, me gusta usar varios colores al tomar notas
realmente      una     experiencia                                                                                     y me sirve mucho [también] hacer diagramas y mapas conceptuales.
global”.                                                                                                               De [esta] manera puedo resumir la información y se me facilita el
   Según la directora, entre                                                                                           estudio”.
más lea el estudiante sobre                                                                                            ¿Cuál es tu consejo para los alumnos de nuevo ingreso?
el país que va a visitar, estará                                                                                       “Que aprovechen todas las oportunidades que se les brindan como
más emocionado; pues, si el                                                                                            alumnos de nuevo ingreso, que acudan a todos los eventos. Les
estudiante se prepara, disfrutará                                                                                      recomiendo también que utilicen los recursos de la escuela, como
más del viaje.                                                                                                         talleres y laboratorios y se involucren en grupos estudiantiles”.
   Larissa       Guijosa,       la                                                                                     Anécdota: “Una vez cuando iba llegando a mi clase de álgebra,
coordinadora de Estudios en el                                                                                         me acuerdo que era un martes por la mañana, me encontré a uno
Extranjero de la oficina de Global                                                                                     de los muchos gatos que había aquí en la universidad. [Como]
Engagement, es la encargada de                                                                                         yo detesto los gatos, [cuando] un gato empezó a aproximarse y
los estudiantes extranjeros de                                                                      Foto de Cortesía   empezó a maullar muy fuerte, me asusté y lo que hice fue hacer
intercambio y de los que desean                                                                                        mucho ruido para intentar ahuyentarlo [pero] sucedió todo lo
estudiar fuera.                        Victoria Bouchot, una estudiante de tercer año de pedagogía (de izquierda),     contrario. Por eso traté de acelerar el paso y cuando volteé el gato
   Guijosa dijo que hay varias         Jonathan Cruz y Katerina Nemcova, estudiantes de segundo año en                 venía persiguiéndome; entonces corrí [porque] me asusté mucho.
razones por las que los alumnos        comunicación aparecen en Praga, la capital de la República Checa, donde         Cuando llegué a [Cárdenas Hall] ‘North’, a la fuente, estaban [ahí]
deberían estudiar en otro país.        llevaron un curso de fotoperiodismo en mayo del año pasado como parte           muchos de mis amigos vieron que venía corriendo y quien me venía
   “Es una gran experiencia para       del programa de estudios en el extranjero de UTB/TSC.                           persiguiendo era un gato. Desde entonces, siempre se acuerdan de
un estudiante, no sólo en el                                                                                           esa anécdota y se ríen mucho”.
ámbito académico, sino también         El precio de los viajes varía, pero     planea asistir a las clases de          --Recopilado por Eréndira Santillana
porque      están      conociendo      están disponibles en la página de       periodismo gráfico en España en
una nueva cultura, un nuevo            UTB/TSC, en la sección de Study         mayo del próximo año.
idioma. Adquieres habilidades          Abroad, dijo Guijosa.                      “Será una nueva experiencia
de sobrevivencia”, dijo ella. “Le         Los gastos del viaje deberán         para mí, no sólo ir a otro lugar y
da más valor a tu currículum;          ser cubiertos un mes antes de           viajar y aprender, sino que sería
siempre      es    una     ventaja     la fecha de salida. Financial aid       una gran experiencia sólo viajar
competitiva muy buena al buscar        sólo cubre la colegiatura, pero el      y entender

   Una mariposa
                                                                                Las vidas
   descansa en una
   rama de árbol del
   caucho cerca
   de la Biblioteca de
   la Universidad                                                              del campus                                                                            Bryan romero/Collegian
   el pasado
   6 de noviembre.
                                                                                                                       Rubén Garza, un técnico de Coca-Cola repara el relevador del compresor
                                                Héctor aGuilar/Collegian                                               de una máquina de refrescos en Student Union el pasado 5 de noviembre.
                                                                                 SPORTS                                                                                                    11
                                                                                                                                                                       november 26, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                       The collegIan

Sweet 16!
Women’s soccer advances to 2nd round
of NAIA national tournament
By Marlane Rodriguez                 Red River Athletic Conference
                                     championship Nov. 10, shutting                                                                                            Athlete
                                                                                                                                                                       of the
                                     out Texas Wesleyan University
  The      UTB/TSC       Women’s     6-0 in Cedar Hill.
Soccer Team has advanced to            “I think they closed out the                                                                                           Name: Monica Mendes
the second round of the NAIA         season great, they had a 6-0 win                                                                                         Classification: Sophomore
                                                                                                                                            Courtesy Photo    Major: Kinesiology
Women’s Soccer National Soccer       in the conference championship                                                                                           Position: Defender
Championship Tournament, and         game, which is huge,” UTB/TSC            The UTB/TSC Women’s Soccer Team celebrates after defeating William Carey        Hometown:                 Almeida,
will compete against Oklahoma        Athletics Director Todd Lowery           University 2-1 on Nov. 17 at Hattiesburg, Miss. The team has advanced to the    Portugal
City University at 6:30 p.m. today   said. “I think they’re going to          Sweet 16 round of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Soccer Championship          Favorite soccer player:
in Orange Beach, Ala., the site of   have their chance to win.”               Tournament and will play Oklahoma City University today in Orange Beach, Ala.   “Cristiano Ronaldo because one
                                                                                                                                                              thing that I really love about
this year’s national tournament.       The volleyball team, which is                                                                                          [him] is that he never gives up
  UTB/TSC advanced to the            the 2011 NAIA defending national        MVP of the tournament.                   championship            tournament,     and he always works hard to
Sweet 16 by beating William          champion, stacked up eight 2012            On the Second Team All-               trained last week and headed            reach his goals and his team’s
Carey University 2-1 on Nov. 17      All-Conference awards after             Conference squad were senior             for the national championship           goals and I think, for me, I’m
in Hattiesburg, Miss. Freshman       defeating the University of St.         outside hitter Erica Chimak and          tournament in Sioux City, Iowa,         that kind of person that likes to
                                                                                                                                                              work hard and give everything
midfielder Nicole Heer and           Thomas-Houston Nov. 10 in the           freshman setter Katarina Bursac.         last Friday. Its opponent had not       for the team.”
senior forward Leah Russell          Red River Athletic Conference              Joksic also earned the Front          yet been determined as of press         Who is your role model?
scored the goals.                    tournament finals Nov. 10.              Row Player of the Year award;            time.                                   “My family, my parents. I have
  Head Soccer Coach Nik                Junior outside hitter Danica          Barros, Libero of the Year; and             If both teams win their              a very good relationship with
Barjaktarevic said he feels          Markovic, junior right-side hitter      Bursac, Freshman of the Year.            respective national tournaments,        my parents and they always help
                                                                                                                                                              me. They are next to me when
fantastic about the win.             Michelle Marques, sophomore                Outside hitter and defense            it will be the first time two teams     I need [them]. Even if I don’t
  “It’s the first time we actually   middle blocker Vanja Joksic,            specialist    Lauren    Berletch         win nationals in UTB/TSC                need them, they are there. They
qualify for the Sweet 16,”           junior middle blocker Ana Guerra        and Markovic also earned the             history.                                are my big support, they are
Barjaktarevic told The Collegian     and senior right-side hitter Paula      Champions of Character Award,               “If we were to win two in one        everything for me. It’s more than
Nov. 19. “It’s an amazing feeling    Barros all made a spot on the First     according to a news release from         year, that would be absolutely          I can explain, it’s something so
for the team.”                       Team All-Conference. Markovic           the Athletics Department.                amazing,” Lowery said. “I               What are your goals for the
  The women’s soccer team,           was also named the RRAC player             The team, which earned a first-       definitely think anything is            season? “My long-term goal is
with a 15-3-1 record, won the        of the year and Marques, the            round bye in the NAIA national           possible.”                              to go to the nationals and be a
                                                                                                                                                              champion. My personal goals

                                                                                                                                                              are to improve my skills over
                                                                                                Pumas team member Bibiana Martinez (left) tries
                                                                                                                                                              here in soccer, give everything
                                                                                                to intercept the ball from Hustlaz team member                for my team, work super hard

Hustlaz                                                                                         Tiffany Hernandez during a Co-ed Indoor Soccer
                                                                                                Tournament game held Nov. 9 in the REK Center. The
                                                                                                                                                              to help them reach our goals
                                                                                                                                                              and everything that I can do for

                                                                                                Hustlaz defeated the Pumas 14-9 and advanced to               my team is always more than
                                                                                                                                                              important. Everyone has an
                                                                                                the championship game, in which they defeated the
                                                                                                                                                              important role on the team.”

                                                                                                Halcones 11-6. In the men’s division championship,            How long have you been
                                                                                                Colegio San Francis defeated Barcelonitas 8-6. In the         playing soccer? “I started
                                                                                                women’s division, the Pumas edged the Hustlaz 8-7.            playing soccer when I was 4
                                                                     Bryan romero/Collegian                                                                   years old. I started to play with
                                                                                                                                                              boys until I was 12 [years old].
PAKISTAN                             FRANCE                                  KAZAKHSTAN                               RADIO                                   In Portugal you have to play
Continued from Page 7                Continued from Page 7                   Continued from Page 7                    Continued from Page 8                   with your team when you’re 13
                                                                                                                                                              years old. So, I moved from a
misconceptions and said he           for them. They usually start            and people will recognize our            University’s WLOY, for its “Both        boys’ team to a girls’ team and I
hopes students can see another       with champagne, foie gras, or           country.”                                Feet In: Conversations with People      started to play soccer.”
side of Pakistan.                    goose liver, and oysters. The             He described Kazakhstan as             Experiencing Homelessness.”             What sparked your interest
                                                                                                                                                              in soccer? “My father was a
   Tahir, who has been in the        main course is either capon, or         a modern country that tries to              Texas State University station       keeper; he was a goalkeeper
United States for two years, is      chicken, or a seafood platter.          diversify its economy so it does         KTSW won first place in the             for almost 20 years. Since I
from Islamabad, the capital of       For dessert, they enjoy a yule log      not have to depend on oil.               category for its “Fifth Annual My       was born, actually, we always
Pakistan.                            from a bakery or homemade, or             Kazakhstan        gained      its      Radio Fest.”                            played soccer, played sports. It’s
   The national language in          gourmet coffee and chocolates.          independence from the Soviet                The 2012 National Student            something that was born with
Pakistan is Urdu and its official       “Many people ask us to               Union in 1991. Its largest city,         Production Awards had more than         What was one of your best
language for government is           prepare French food, but French         Almaty, which comes from the             700 submissions from universities       moments? “I played for my
English.                             is not just the main meal; we           Kazakh word for apple, is the            in 12 categories.                       national team under [age]
   Many people think Pakistan        have the appetizer, we have the         home of the bountiful fruit in the          College     Broadcasters     Inc.    19 and we qualified for the
is all desert and heat; however,     main dish, we have the dessert,         southeastern part of the country.        represents students involved in         European championship this
                                                                                                                                                              summer in [Antalya], Turkey.
Tahir said the weather differs       we have the cheese … so, yeah,            The Kazakh people have been            radio, television, webcasting and       It was something like whoa. We
among Pakistan’s provinces.          it’s a lot, but we don’t eat in so      a nomadic culture, transporting          other related media ventures.           lost the semifinal against Spain
   There is every kind of            much quantity,” Quillacq said.          their portable houses, known as          It ensures a commitment to              1-0 in the last minutes. It was the
weather in Pakistan, he said.           Jesus Lopez, a freshman              yurts, on camels’ backs to any           education and the student pursuit       first time that any Portuguese
   Unlike in the United States,      international       business     and    place they need to go.                   of excellence through active            national team could play in the
                                                                                                                                                              European or big tournament. In
in Pakistan people wear red for      finance major who attended the            Hunting with eagles is another         involvement in electronic media.        UTB my best moment of the year
their wedding because it is the      presentation, said he learned           Kazakh tradition because these              UTB Radio, a part of the Student     was when we won this game last
color of love. White is used for     some new details about French           birds of prey are more effective         Media Department at UTB/TSC,            year and then we qualified for
funerals.                            culture.                                than humans at capturing prey.           joined more than 250 college radio      the first round in the nationals.”
   The     majority      of    the      “I didn’t know that they have          The presentation also depicted         stations across the country Oct. 11,    What is your favorite
                                                                                                                                                              food? “Bacalhau à brás; it’s
population in Pakistan follows       so many stages when they eat,”          herds of horses galloping on the         2011, to mark College Radio Day.        a Portuguese food, it’s codfish
the Muslim religion.                 Lopez said. “They always have           Kazakh steppes.                             The aim of College Radio Day         with potatoes and eggs and
   Pakistan’s culture is a mixture   lunch between noon and 1 or               Tuyenbayev’s lecture was part          is “to harness the combined             vegetables. Everything with fish,
of religion and tradition with       dinner always between 7 and 9.”         of UTB/TSC’s observance of the           listenership of hundreds of             fresh fish, everything healthy.
some modernization, Tahir               Gauthier        explained      the   International Education Week.            thousands of college radio listeners    That’s why I miss my food over
said after the lecture.              importance of knowing the                 “The purpose is to bring               throughout       North     America      What would you like to
   Asked what he wants               difference among cultures.              awareness to the different               and to celebrate the important          share about your country?
students to get from his                “I think it’s good to learn about    cultures we have at the university       contribution of college radio,”         “My country is a small country,
lecture, Tahir replied: “I want      other cultures for you personally       and allow students to get to             according to www.collegeradioday.       it’s not too big. We have almost
to show them a good side             and professionally,” he said.           know other countries and other           com.                                    10 million people and that’s it.
                                                                                                                                                              It’s a really nice country and it’s
because mostly in news and              This semester, UTB/TSC is            ways of thinking and to think               Cantu attributes the award to        safe. If you go there people are
in media there are bad things        home to five French students.           more broadly; in a few words,            the hard work and dedication of         really nice with you. The view
[shown]. It’s not like what they        International             Student    to globalize ourselves,” said            the UTB Radio staff, the volunteer      is awesome and we have a lot of
think it’s like.”                    Adviser Aragelia Salazar said           Aragelia Salazar, an international       DJs and members of the Booking,         beaches. … Portugal is a special
   Tahir’s lecture was part          International Education Week            student adviser who works for            Promoting and Marketing student         country because it’s small but
                                                                                                                                                              has a lot of wonderful things to
of UTB/TSC’s observance of           is celebrated throughout the            Office of Global Engagement,             organization, formerly the Student      see and to visit.”
International Education Week.        United States and began in 2000.        which sponsored the event.               Radio Club (SRC).                       --Compiled by Héctor Aguilar
     november 26, 2012
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