Inside Oct. 10, 2005 Oklahoma City Community College PIONEER This Week • Sooner fans not number 1, editorial, p. 2. • Ability Awareness Week planned, p. 9. • Illest football team wins, sports, p. 12. • Trash cleared by students, p. 14. Controversy A day in someone else’s life arises in illegal student issue By Richard Hall Staff Writer C urrently, more than 200 students enrolled at OKCCC aren’t legal American citizens, yet are paying in-state tuition and are eligible to receive state financial aid. Oklahoma law states undocumented residents are allowed to receive in-state tuition and financial aid as long as they have attended a state high school for three or more years, graduated from high school and have signed an affidavit prom- ising to legalize their status as soon as they’re eligible. Since 2001, eight other states have voted to allow in-state tuition and financial aid for undocumented immigrants who meet the criteria, including California, Texas, New Mexico See “Students,” page 11 Acting president focuses on plans This would include estab- By Christiana Kostura lishing programs to help Editor Oklahoma City’s growing His- panic population, Sechrist said. T echnology and commu nity out- reach are Dr. Paul “I think we really have to recognize that, at our doorstep, we Sechrist’s main have a growing ex- goals while in the panding Hispanic position of acting population that is president at going to be the next Photo by Christiana Kostura OKCCC. generation of stu- “You get overlooked quite a bit,” said Jennifer Cochnaver, sophomore occupational He said while he dents at Oklahoma therapy student (top left), referring to the way disabled students are sometimes treated doesn’t have any City Community at OKCCC. Cochnaver is part of Professor Reeca Young’s Occupational Therapy plans to change College.” Assistant class that took part in an exercise to help able-bodied students understand the direction of the Sechrist said what it’s like to navigate the halls of OKCCC in a wheelchair. Classmates Nyree college while in his OKCCC also will Chandler, sophomore (bottom left); Niki Morgan, freshman (bottom right) and Tiffany Paul Sechrist current position, help other areas of Barnes, sophomore (top right) agreed with Cochnaver. he would like to continue the community in need. moving forward with plans “We want to be responsive made under OKCCC Presi- to all our areas of community Test Center hours extended dent Bob Todd’s direction. that are growing.” “I think we want to acceler- The Test Center will extend its hours from Oct. 10 through 14 for midterm ate our plans to respond to test-takers. Extended hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. our changing dynamic of our See “Sechrist,” page 16 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students must be in the Test Center institute,” Sechrist said. one hour prior to closing to receive an exam. 2 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Editorial and Opinion Editorial Offender editorial offensive Boom or To the editor: When dealing with an to the logic imposed on a healthy mind. thought, thorough study, and better understanding Sooners? unthinkable crime, it’s of- We want rapists to pay beyond mere reaction. ten tempting to not think. and we want them to stop As an afterthought food A reactionary response so we punish pragmatically item for thought, could it be As if the University of Oklahoma football game feels good and, because it and stigmatize and vilify of- that our collective fear and Oct. 1 wasn’t enough excitement, a manic engi- tends to be based in hyper- fenders. We often wish to shame regarding sex and neering student had to go out with a bang. bole from the start, seems ruin or end their lives in the our bodies is partially to The event goes to show one thing: Sooner foot- like it only affects the bad process based on the laws blame for the extreme and ball is more important than personal safety. After people. of conscious decisions. But enigmatic nature of sex the explosion happened, stadium officials were vigi- The reality is we are com- ask yourself the following crime and victim hood? lant in their efforts to keep game-goers safe — ex- plex creatures in a complex question: “Could I rape —Albert John Stichka actly what I would expect by some form of authori- world who require complex someone if I so chose?” OKCCC Student tarian entity. answers. To say a violent sex of- The day after the game, I talked to a consider- If we want to pretend to fender must pay for his or ably large group of people who were at the game be rational creatures build- her actions is one thing, when Joel Hinrichs III’s bomb went off. The ma- ing a permanent social sys- but to then shut down the jority of them sat apart from each other, in differ- tem we need to examine ex- mind and introduce the hy- Vol. 34 No. 8 ent sections of the stadium, yet all of them said actly why we do things and pocrisy that the rapist has Christiana Kostura............Editor they heard and felt the explosion. Richard Hall.............Staff Writer what will come from those a sick and diseased mind They also all told me the same thing — officials Matthew Caban..........Staff Writer actions. unlike your own is a crime. didn’t announce the explosion to the fans, which John Savage...........Staff Writer The best reasons I have Only one reality can ex- is less than estimable. Holly Jones...........Photographer Telling 80,000-plus people a bomb went off less found for punishment are ist, if one is to assume pun- Caroline Ting........Ad Manager than a block from the stadium wouldn’t have made avoiding future offenses, ishment is based on willful Melissa Fuller.....Online Editor them any safer. It simply would have given people gaining what was lost, and and sane disobedience. Ronna Austin.........Lab Director an opportunity to make up their own minds if they deterring future offenders. What is a sex offender to Sue Hinton.......Faculty Adviser wanted to stay at the game or not. The opinion voiced by the learn in so diseased and editor, whether her action disoriented a mind as to The PIONEER is a publica- Of the same group of people I spoke to, several tion of Oklahoma City Com- said they didn’t know the cause of the boom they opinion or bait for reader require violations of privacy munity College through the heard and shake they felt until they arrived home responses, seems to at- and human rights if their Division of Arts and Humani- later that night. tempt to fit into the first thought processes are dis- ties. It is published weekly Some even said, while listening to post-game and last category. eased and disoriented? during the fall and spring se- chatter on the radio, no one mentioned it. Here is where the issue To sum up my argument, mesters and the eight-week And those who found out about the explosion gets tricky. I offer the following: either summer session. while still at the game praised their cell phones for We at the same time wish you are the rapist or the All opinions expressed are the information, since friends and family called or those of the author and do not to extend the ethical rapist is deaf to the punish- necessarily represent those of text messaged them with the news. boundaries of rightful and ment and you are a tyrant the publisher. As far as television goes, only a couple times dur- just punishment to accom- disposing of unworthy life. The PIONEER welcomes let- ing the game did local NewsChannel 4 break into modate the derangement of I’m not calling for amnesty. ters to the editor and encour- the game to report on the incident, but only briefly. an individual while holding I’m only asking for careful ages the use of this publica- Fox Sports Network, which broadcasted the game, tion as a community forum. was generous enough to lend a scrolling line of All letters must include the text at the bottom of the screen to let those sitting author’s name, address, at home know what had transpired. phone number and signature. Considering the care the Oklahoma City bomb- However, the PIONEER will ing still receives, it would have seemed the OU withhold the name if the re- bombing would have had the media’s undivided quest is made in writing. The PIONEER has the right to edit attention. Maybe I’m naïve to think so, and maybe all letters and submissions for I shouldn’t hold my breath. length, libel and obscenity. I just find it odd that the bombing was second- Letters to the editor can be ary and only touched upon after the excitement delivered to the PIONEER of- from OU’s win subsided. At the time the bomb went fice, mailed to: Pioneer Editor, off, officials weren’t sure if there were other explo- 7777 S. May, Oklahoma City, sives hidden on campus or at the stadium. Oklahoma 73159 or faxed to It wasn’t until Oct. 4 that the Federal Bureau of (405) 682-7818. Investigations concluded there is no more threat. Letters may also be e-mailed Some of the people I talked to said they would to email@example.com. A phone number for verification must have left the stadium had they known what hap- be included. pened; others said they would have stayed. All The PIONEER can be ac- that’s certain is there are quite a few lucky Soon- cessed on the Internet at: ers who didn’t bleed crimson that day. www.okccc.edu/pioneer. I understand OU football is Oklahoma’s personal Mecca, but next time something like this happens, I only pray people are sensible about it. —Richard Hall Staff Writer Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 3 Comments and Reviews Student bickering tiresome To the editor: efforts. Russ Friday is an family being hung from This is in response to the OKCCC student who re- trees, beaten to death, and letter in Oct. 3 issue of the sponded to Ware’s first let- burned to death, he would Pioneer, “Student revisits ter, saying racism is not the have a totally different out- racism issue.” problem]. look. I actually am responding This way of thinking is My advice to this person One of the great honors in my life recently oc- to the individual who re- exactly what enslaved Af- is: go back into the class curred when the Oklahoma City Community Col- sponded to Lawrence rican Americans for so [where] you were learning lege Board of Regents asked me to serve as acting Ware’s letter. many years and still holds about Malcolm X and open president. I want to thank them for this opportu- [Editor’s note: Ware is an people back to this day. your ears and your heart nity. OKCCC student who has Until you walk a mile in and you might actually As acting president, I follow a man who helped written two letters to the someone else’s shoes, then learn something. create this institution. Dr. Bob Todd’s commitment Pioneer about racism affect- who are you to judge? I —Name witheld to this college is tremendous and is admired by ing Hurricane Katrina relief guarantee if it were his by request many, including myself. I have been privileged to work with him for 10 years and wish him all the best as he continues to recover. I am humbled to Quartet releases rockin’ album serve this dynamic college during this period of tran- sition. I look forward to working with our outstand- ing faculty, staff, and our talented students. Scotland has exported I am always impressed at how much our students another treat in four lads do for the community, both individually and through known as Franz Ferdinand. student organizations. This alt rock quartet first Recently, I was invited to welcome panelists and made a major splash with guests to HOPE’s Hispanic Community Forum. This their self-titled debut in Hispanic Heritage Month event was well attended, February of last year. and the panelists were particularly knowledgeable The album featured “Take about the issues facing this growing community. Me Out” and “This Fire.” The discussion was presented and moderated by With the Oct. 4 release of OKCCC students. It is quite remarkable how stu- “You Could Have It So Much dents have such an impact. Better…” Franz Ferdinand Also, did you know that OKCCC raised over has returned with another $2,800 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts? This batch of great songs. could not have been accomplished without a stu- Some say that the best dent leader who said, “We need to do something to albums start off strong, but help, to make this situation better.” Fund-raising not over the top. events were quickly established throughout cam- If that is the case, “You pus. The Pioneer created an interoffice challenge to Could Have It So Much Bet- raise money. Student Life organizations had buck- ter…” is a textbook ex- ets at the Arts Festival site collecting donations for ample. the American Red Cross. The first track is a fun yet These student accomplishments all started with strange song called “The one person’s idea. I believe these student initiatives Fallen.” It begins with a The band continues to uses acoustic guitars and are what make this institution a true community fuzzy, almost punk sound. use its formula of rock, pop a piano predominantly. college. A trait of Franz Ferdinand and alternative throughout The departure from loud Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small is changing guitar and vo- the album. music is nice. It begins to group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change cal sounds during their Songs like “This Boy,” fit when the song gets go- the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” songs. “What You Meant” and ing at a fast pace. I encourage you to become involved, knowing that “The Fallen” is one of “You’re The Reason I’m Also, it has a sort of ’60s you in a small way or big way can change the world these songs. It goes from Leaving” mix this formula vibe to it, which can be and make it a better place. punk to alternative to indie with the band’s version of heard on another track, Students are the foundation on which this col- in a short span. punk rock. “Walk Away.” lege was built 33 years ago, and students remain Following “The Fallen” is One song that takes the This semi-1960s sound is our future. the album’s first single, “Do band to another extreme not as clear as today’s av- —Paul Sechrist You Want To.” altogether is “Evil and a erage recording. OKCCC Acting President These days some casual Heathen.” Plus, “Walk Away” con- music fans put more em- The song sounds like a tains a good Doors impres- phasis on singles than al- weird mix of big band beat, sion for a good part of its bums themselves. twangy guitar and vocal ef- duration. You’ve got questions. There is reason to like “Do fects played through a Overall, there is not You Want To” both as a megaphone. much to dislike with “You We’ve got answers. single and another song on Another song that is to- Could Have It So Much Bet- Call Christiana at the album. tally different is “Eleanor, ter.” (405) 682-1611, ext. 7409, It is a fun rock song in the Put Your Boots On.” Rating: 5/5 or e-mail vein of “Take Me Out,” but First, it is one of the few, —Matthew Caban with a better beat. if not only, times the band Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Comments and Reviews ‘History of Violence’ a gory good movie Director David Cronen- The film itself is peppered The film is based loosely berg cleaned house in the with memorable charac- on a graphic novel of the ’80s and early ’90s with a ters. same name, but it’s not handful of movies like For starters, you have Ed your run-of-the-mill “comic “Scanners,” “The Dead Harris (“The Truman Show” book” movie. Zone,” “The Fly” and the and “Apollo 13”) playing “A History of Violence” is great adaptation “Naked head mobster Carl Fogarty anything but run-of-the- Lunch.” — the man with one good mill. After hitting a slump and eye, since his other was al- It doesn’t throw pebbles taking a few breathers most taken out with barbed at anyone. With this film, from major films, wire. we’re talking boulders. Cronenberg has regained He’s quite the threat to There is graphic violence his bragging rights with his Stall since he seems to like I’ve rarely seen in wide- newest go-around, “A His- know a lot about him and released films. tory of Violence.” has his entourage of goons For a taste of how graphic Starring Viggo Mortensen always by his side. it is, there’s a glimpse of a from “Lord of the Rings” as Secondly, there’s Stall’s man’s face after he’s been Tom Stall, the film orbits wife, Edie, played by Maria hit with a hot pot of coffee, Stall’s life as an average Bello (“Payback” and “Se- and a short glance at what small-town guy who turns cret Window”). a face would look like after into a hero overnight after As kinky as she is coura- its nose is removed by a fist. taking out a couple of geous, Edie becomes one of There also are vivid sex would-be burglars at the her husband’s biggest crit- scenes that leave little to local diner. ics all the while remaining the imagination. Performing the good deed a good bedfellow. Let’s just say I always comes with a price — Stall And then you have the thought kanoodling on a gains the unwanted atten- great supporting cast like set of hardwood stairs tion from a group of Philly youngling Ashton Holmes would hurt. mobsters who creep into (“A Million Miles to Sun- And despite the film’s town and begin harassing shine”) who plays Stall’s gutsy demeanor, it’s actu- Stall and his family. son Jack, and William Hurt ally quite funny, but not en- Throughout the film, (“The Village” and “Lost in tirely in a cheesy mediocre Stall experiences all the Space”) as made mobster way. guilt a human heart can Richie Cusack. “A History of Violence” is stock first-hand, as his The two lend a consider- a beautiful movie-going ex- his sleeve. involved with the film, and puzzling history is put to- able amount of talent to the perience. The film shows While people will have it sure pays off. gether piece by piece, cre- already bulbous line of Cronenberg isn’t pulling his their gripes about the film, Rating: A ating a horrific picture for worthy credentials “A His- jabs one bit, and still has a it’s still a gutsy move on —Richard Hall his family. tory of Violence” has. few hard-hitting tricks up everyone’s part who was Staff Writer Classic reading with ‘The Lovely Bones’ “The Lovely Bones” by CDs. audio books because it is a book is still on shelves in Alice Sebold is an excellent The woman story that grabs the listener most area book stores and first-person story of a teen- who voices the within the first five min- also is for sale at many age girl who was raped, story, Alyssa utes. websites. then murdered. Breshnahan, has You will find yourself lin- OKCCC students can Susie Salmon, the victim, an omniscient gering in the car and look- check the novel out for free tells the story from her voice that helps ing forward to traffic jams from the college’s library. heaven. She takes the bring the listener to be able to listen to just They have one copy of the reader through every emo- into the story. one more chapter of Susie’s book available in large tion she experiences — be- Actively listen- life-after -death experi- print. fore, during and after the ing to a story is ences. Rating: A+ torture she endures. much different The Lovely Bones is a —Christiana Kostura Susie narrates the book, from reading a can’t-hit-pause sort of Editor describing her feelings book. book. I highly recommend while watching her family There are pros this story to any adult who and friends grow and and there are has loved and lost some- Save time. Fax change in a way she’ll never cons. While read- one. your ad to be able to. ing a book, a person is al- the voices of people are al- “The Lovely Bones” was The format of the book I lowed to imagine voices and ready there for you. released on CD in August Caroline at chose to read was the un- sounds in their mind. How- “The Lovely Bones” is an 2002. If you haven’t read it (405) 682-7818. abridged version on audio ever, with an audio book, excellent introduction to yet, there still is time. The Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 5 Engineering Club spaces out Students make Rocketplane Limited Inc. ited Inc. By Keri DeKinder News Writing Student is building a rocket, the Rocketplane XP, out of the body of a Lear jet. The The trip to Rocketplane was just one of many ac- tivities the Engineering time to help Everyone who wanted to be an astronaut when they launch site of the aircraft is the Oklahoma Spaceport at Burns Flat, in western Club is planning for this semester. Other plans involve robot build houses grew up may have the Oklahoma. wars, more field trips, T- By John Savage chance to travel into space Rocketplane XP will be shirts, and a book sale. Staff Writer in the next few years, the able to take four people, The Engineering Club is Engineering Club learned including the pilot, into open to everyone and has Sept. 30. space. The rocket will travel a one-time $5 membership A little sweat, some elbow grease and personal The group toured Rocket- into space and then imme- fee. Meetings are every satisfaction will be the driving force Oct. 15 when plane Limited Inc., the diately return to Earth. other Thursday at 12:30 students and faculty join forces to help Central Okla- company working on mak- Megan Kirby, Philip Sin- p.m. and include free pizza. homa Habitat for Humanities build houses for local ing that dream a reality. nett, and Mike Kirby were Megan Kirby, the club’s families. Club members drove to all present on the field trip secretary, urges anyone “There will be two groups “There is Will Rogers International that lasted most of Friday who is interested to join. of 12 and 13 members,” Airport, where they were afternoon. “No one should be intimi- said Community Engage- something that able to tour the offices of They agreed that space dated, because we’re learn- ment Coordinator Jon everybody can do. Rocketplane Limited, meet- travel being available to ev- ing just like everyone else,” Horinek. “One group will We will be working ing the engineers who are eryone who can afford it is she said. go with Central Oklahoma with the working on developing a a positive step for the field Kirby said anyone who Habitat and stay here in volunteers from rocket that will eventually of engineering. has T-shirt design ideas for Oklahoma County.” Habitat for offer commercial space The tickets for the ride in the Engineering Club can The other group will flights. space will cost around submit them to Engineer- work on a house in Moore, Humanity and Club members also at- $200,000, but that in- ing Professor and Club he said. going over safety tended a presentation cludes training similar to Sponsor Greg Holland. This year’s build day has issues as well.” about the aircraft before astronaut training, the ac- For more information, on a full cast but Student Life —Jon Horinek driving to the airport in tual flight, and a reception, the Engineering Club, visit is still taking names on a Community Guthrie to see a 78 percent- said Tad Theno, a spokes- www.okccc.edu/gholland/ waiting list in case some Engagement scale model. man for Rocketplane Lim- engineeringclub. members cancel. “We have about 25 Coordinator Transfer planning crucial people that will be going,” Horinek said. “But we are still taking names so they can replace transfer but it ultimately fer guides. OKCCC’s are lo- the members that can’t be there.” By Patricia Roberts depends on if the transfer cated in the Student Devel- Helping with build day is a way that students can News Writing Student college is public or private. opment Office in the main help out and realize how much they can make a A lot of the courses building. difference, Horinek said. He said not only is it fun OKCCC offers are non- The Student Develop- but also it is rewarding. George Maxwell, Student transferable because the ment of fice also of fers Groups could be working alone or with other Development counselor, college’s courses and ma- scheduled visits from ad- groups Habitat for Humanity has provided to help, said transferring courses jors are designed for stu- visers of the following col- he said. from OKCCC to other col- dents to start their career leges: Southeastern Okla- This event starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. leges shouldn’t be difficult right out of college, Maxwell homa State University, OKCCC provides transportation to and from the job for students – if they plan said. University of Oklahoma, sites. Lunch will be provided for the students. ahead. “The biggest problem University of Central Okla- Students are asked to wear comfortable clothes “If you know your major with transferring to another homa, Langston University, ththey don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes. and transfer institution,” institution is planning,” University of Texas at Ar- No prior experience is required to help. Maxwell said, “there will Maxwell said. lington and Hillsdale Free “There is something that everybody can do,” never be a problem. Every college has trans- Will Baptist College. Horinek said. “We will be working with the volun- “You can work with a teers from Habitat for Humanity and going over counselor, faculty adviser safety issues as well.” or do it yourself and visit OKCCC was involved with the build day for Habi- the transfer institution’s tat for Humanity a couple years ago but plans fell website.” through last year. Academic Adviser Rodger “We haven’t done one in two years,” Horinek said. Robinson said most new “We tried to do it again last fall and we didn’t have students are undecided as the support so we had to cancel that one, but we’re to what to major in. excited about this one.” Robinson said when stu- In the past, students and faculty have helped with dents do finally decide, painting, framing and some landscaping. they’re surprised by the For more information, contact Horinek at (405) outcome. “The outcome is 682-1611, ext. 7697. usually credits lost.” Staff Writer John Savage can be reached at He said typically, all gen- StaffWriter1@okccc.edu. eral education courses will 6 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 History prof has a heart for stray animals versity in Jackson, Tenn. By Matthew Caban Ehrhardt joined the “We like to take in stray animals. Staff Writer full-time faculty in Au- We have been taking them in since gust. Ehrhardt is origi- nally from Alton, Ill., we were married. Adopting stray animals is which is near St. Louis, Right now we have three cats and a normal in the life of one Miss.. three-legged Siberian husky.” professor on campus. He is married and has —John Ehrhardt History Professor John a 6-year old son. History Professor Ehrhardt and his family He teaches United have a habit of taking in States History to the Civil unwanted animals. War, Early Western Civi- likes to challenge students However, Ehrhardt did “We like to take in stray lization and the History in different ways. admit to one fear about life animals,” Ehrhardt said. of the Middle East at “I like to get students to in Oklahoma. “We have been taking OKCCC. challenge their deep-rooted “I am terrified of torna- them in since we were mar- Prior to his time at convictions in order to see does, so I tell people how ried. Lambuth, Ehrhardt was how the present relates to excited I am to have a home John Ehrhardt “Right now we have three a teaching assistant and the past,” he said. with a tornado shelter.” cats and a three-legged Si- lecturer at Southern Illi- in History in 1992 and a “Some students enjoy Ehrhardt said some of his berian husky,” he said. nois University. master’s later in History in this and other students fear comes from experienc- Ehrhardt came to He studied at SIU and re- 1995. don’t, but it can get inter- ing a tornado in Lambuth OKCCC from Lambuth Uni- ceived a bachelor’s degree Ehrhardt is working on esting.” in 2003. his doctoral dissertation He said he likes the cam- Staff Writer Matthew from SIU. pus because of the positive Caban can be reached at In class, Ehrhardt said he work environment. StaffWriter2@okccc.edu. Instructor believes in OKCCC tals, nursing homes, home By Holly Jones health, school systems and Staff Writer more. “I picked up a brochure and had never heard of the Reeca Young has a long OTA program. But I knew I history with OKCCC even wanted to help people and though this is her first year the OTA program encom- as a full-time professor of passed so much of that.” Occupational Therapy As- Young entered the pro- sistant. gram while wor-king at a Young has been with the local bank and raising a school for nearly 20 years. family. Sixteen of those years she “Right now I have three spent as an adjunct profes- cla-sses: Intro to OTA, Psy- Reeca Young sor in the same field. chosocial Conditions and connections can’t be made She graduated from the Treatments and Program between students and their OTA program from OKCCC Support. professors. in 1983. She received her “I am also the fieldwork “OKCCC has a whole dif- John Harris Richard Goldston Cliff Randall bachelor’s in Gerontology coordinator.” ferent atmosphere, which 9300 S. Penn, Suite A 28 S.W. 104th St. 11912 S. May Okla. City 73159 Okla. City 73139 Okla. City 73170 and Family Studies at Young grew up in the enables students to be suc- 691-6097 895-7384 691-6027 Southern Nazarene Univer- Oklahoma City school sys- cessful and reach their sity. tem and has enjoyed her goals,” Young said. Young said she also has stay at OKCCC. Staff Writer Holly Jones worked in a variety of “I have attended larger can be reached at Pioneer places as an OTA: hospi- universities and feel that Photog@okccc.edu. Pioneer You could advertise here locally for $16 Have a story idea? Have a Pioneer a week, nationally complaint? Want to share your for $20 a week. Call (405) 682-1611, Pioneer ext. 7674, for more information about our P IONEER opinion? e-mail the editor: email@example.com Pioneer low advertising rates! Save a life Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 7 Familiar face to say goodbye to college lic schools,” Bode lege have no- trative Assistant Susan schools. By John Savage said. ticed the job McCullers. “The Harrah public Staff Writer As the head of Bode has per- “I will miss the time we school district does not the Business and formed. spend talking about sports have an education founda- Finance depart- “I think dur- and politics in the morn- tion so I am helping them,” Experience is a valued ment, Bode has ing his five ings.” Bode said. commodity and one that dealt with finan- years here we Bode said his life won’t As for his spare time, Vice President for Business cial matters on a have roofed al- end with his retirement. Bode plans to hit the golf and Finance Art Bode has grand scale. He’s most the entire Bode said his wife will re- course and travel. plenty of. also dealt with campus which tire at the end of this month One thing Bode will miss Bode will retire from Physical Plant needed to be from Integris Southwest about OKCCC is the chal- OKCCC Jan. 9, after serv- and security is- Art Bode done,” said Act- Medical Center. lenge. “I’ll miss knowing ing as vice president of the sues at OKCCC. ing President Paul Sechrist. He said his wife plans to that the work we’re doing Business and Finance de- Bode said he’s played big Some qualities Bode has, work only part-time after here is truly impacting a partment since 2000. roles in construction pro- but may not show, have that so he plans to keep significant number of lives Bode is being remem- jects and funding. been seen by people close busy himself. in the Oklahoma City area,” bered for his service on and “I have served as an ad- to him. Bode said he wants to he said. off the campus. He said he viser on how much funding “Bode has a great sense lend a helping hand in his Staff Writer John Savage feels he brought all he would be needed for vari- of humor and a great love community by raising can be reached at Staff could to the college. ous specific projects like of animals,” said Adminis- funds for Harrah public Writer1@okccc.edu. “I brought experience pri- the Science Engineering marily from my times in the and Mathematics Center,” Air Force, from my time Bode said. with Oklahoma City public Other faculty and staff schools and Choctaw pub- members around the col- Accident injures one in two-car collision By Richard Hall Staff Writer A two-car accident injured one person on J. Lee Keels Drive on campus about 9 a.m. Oct. 5. Lindsey Stacy, nursing major, was turning left onto Keels Drive from Faculty Circle, headed toward May Avenue, when Sara Griffey hit the right side of Stacy’s car. Griffey, wife of OKCCC Computer Lab Assistant Mike Griffey, was headed east on Keels Drive to- ward May Avenue. She said she saw Stacy pause in the middle of the two lanes of traffic, then pull out in front of her. “I had just dropped my husband off at work and was leaving,” Griffey said. OKCCC Safety and Security Director Ike Sloas said Griffey hit the car so hard it made it do a complete 180-degree spin. He said the car was hit coming from the north side of Faculty Circle and ended up on the south side after the accident. Griffey said she hit her head on the steering wheel when she made impact with the Honda Accord. Griffey said she was going to the doctor later that day to have her injury examined. Stacy was uninjured in the accident yet said she was left a little shaken. “I didn’t see her. It scared the hell out of me,” she said. Griffey’s Toyota Carolla was hauled off by a wrecker service. Stacy’s vehicle only sustained some scrapes, a dent and a flat tire. Griffey said seeing her car being towed away was a little unnerving. “It’s our only car,” she said. Staff Writer Richard Hall can be reached at SeniorWriter@okccc.edu. 8 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 OKCCC students explore native sites By Karissa Nall News Writing Student From the great moun- tains of Wichita to Fort Sill, some international stu- dents from OKCCC saw a new world of running buf- falo and historic military settings Oklahoma style. On Sept. 28, Abra Fig- ueroa, English as a Second Language professor, and Patricia Brooks, Modern Languages/ESL professor, took their international students on a field trip to see some historic parts of Oklahoma. Many of the students are from different areas of the world such as Europe, the Philippines and Iran. Most of the students have only been in the United States for a couple years Photo by Karissa Nall and haven’t seen different Abra Figueroa, English as a Second Language professor, and Patricia Brooks, Modern Language/ESL professor, took a parts of their new home group of about 20 international students on a tour of some of Oklahoma’s landmarks Sept. 28. The OKCCC students enjoyed state. visiting the Wichita Mountains and Ft. Sill. “I really enjoyed seeing the military post at Ft. Sill,” said student Farah Maleki. The The field trip started with OKCCC freshman is from Iran and has lived in Oklahoma for two and a half years. “I liked seeing all the old military beds, Indian a drive to the top of Mount clothing and hearing about the Comanche code talkers.” Scott near Lawton. There, the students saw buffalo, telephone in Oklahoma was longhorns and some prai- rie dogs. established at Fort Sill. They also learned about China trip discussed over lunch OKCCC student Mahla Comanche code talkers U.S. dollars. to be offered anything.” Mohsenzadeh is from Iran. used in wars. By Megan Myers The prices in China are Ludlum showed students She said she has lived in Code talkers used their News Writing Student lower than in America and souvenirs he had from Oklahoma for almost a year secret language to defeat many tourists take advan- China such as a box of ce- and has attended OKCCC the enemies during war. tage of the difference in real, and cans of Pepsi and for one semester. Farah Maleki from Iran During a Brown Bag prices. Coke. Ludlum also offered “I really liked being at the has lived in Oklahoma for Lunch Series lecture about For example, a DVD souvenirs such as Chinese top of the Wichita Moun- two and a half years. This China Oct. 4, Marty Lud- movie can be purchased in charms and candy to the tains we’re you could see is Maleki’s first semester at lum, OKCCC business pro- China for $1.25, while the crowd of about 20. everything around and feel OKCCC. fessor, discussed China’s average cost in the United OKCCC student Cath- a nice cool breeze,” Mohsen “I really enjoyed seeing economy compared to the States is $20, Ludlum said. erine Tran said she enjoyed zadeh said. “Seeing buffalo the military post at Fort United States. Popular products in the the lecture. for the first time was pretty Sill,” she said. “I liked see- China’s exchange rate is United States, such as “The speaker was good cool too.” ing all the old military beds, causing more U.S. compa- Coke and Pepsi, are heavily and entertaining,” she said. After a stop for lunch, the Indian clothing, and hear- nies to relocate and pro- marketed in China, al- She also was happy to take students continued to Ft. ing about the Comanche duce goods there, Ludlum though they aren’t as popu- home a few souvenirs. Sill. code talkers.” said. Almost every Fortune lar there, he said. The Business Depart- While at the U.S. Army The 20 attendees all 500 Company can now be China also has its own ment will be hosting a stu- base in Lawton, students agreed that a day out of the found operating in China. version of Wal-Mart, known dent trip to China in 2006. saw historic military estab- classroom was nice and the Ludlum compared the re- as Home World, Ludlum The travel dates have not lishments. trip was a great experience cent commercialization of said. The store sells every- yet been determined, but Students learned the first for everyone. China to the 1849 Gold thing, even automobiles. the trip will occur either in Rush in California. Ludlum, who has visited late May or early August, Cheaper wages are a fac- China four times, said he Ludlum said. The trip will tor for relocating, Ludlum is treated like Prince last 10 to 14 days. said. Charles when he is there, For more information, A Motorola cellular phone as if he were royalty. contact Ludlum at (405) factory worker in China, for “As a tourist you are 682-1611, ext. 7412, or example, makes the equiv treated very differently,” he visit his website at www. alent of $98 a month in said. “You are the first one okccc.edu/mludlum. Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 9 Awareness week Life flight to showcase life with disabilities By Krista Burrell News Writing Student Students can find out what it’s like to have a disability during Abilities Awareness Week Oct. 17 to 21. “It’s a week where we show students what people with disabilities can do,” said Jon Hor- inek, Community Engagement coordinator. He said able-bodied students don’t always consider the daily “It’s a week challenges students where we show with disabilities face. students what “It’s not that people people with don’t care,” said disabilities Jenna Howard, Stu- can do.” Photo by Holly Jones dents with Disabilities adviser. “It’s that —Jon Horinek Tami Griffin, nursing major, jumps in the seat of the University of Oklahoma Medical Center helicopter Community as her class peeks inside. The pharmacology class was able to coordinate with the OU Medical they’re just not aware. Center to provide a medical helicopter for a hands-on experience. “Once you make Engagement someone aware, Coordinator they’re usually genu- inely caring.” The week starts with a sign language Brown Bag lecture at 12:30 Tuesday, Oct. 18, in CU2. Ability Awareness week EVENTS Things swing into high gear on Wednesday, Oct. 19. That day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stu- dents can experience how cumbersome getting Sign Language around in a wheelchair can be during the wheelchair challenge course in the college Brown Bag Lecture union. Able-bodied students will go through an 12:30 p.m., Oct. 18 obstacle course in a wheelchair, Horinek said. During the Challenge Course, an adaptive College Union Room 2 technology display and a rolling Power Point presentation on all of the disabilities will be set up for students to look at. In addition, OKCCC student James Arnold Wheelchair Challenge Course will present a Braille-writing demonstration as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 19 well as a blindness exercise where students will be required to find items in a book bag while College Union blindfolded. The week winds up on Thursday, Oct. 20, During the challenge... with a wheelchair basketball team demonstra- watch an adaptive technology display tion at 12:30 p.m. in the college union. and Power Point presentation about different types of disabilities... An abilities awareness display also will be set ALSO... Braille writing demonstration and blindness activity by up in the union all week, Horinek said. OKCCC student James Arnold... And, he said, keep in mind the month of Oc- tober is “Take the Stairs” Month. Tammy Griffin, Abilities Galore club presi- dent, believes able students should take the Wheelchair Basketball team stairs and leave the elevators open for students demonstration with disabilities. “It would just be courteous to those who can’t 12:30 p.m., Oct. 20 take the stairs,” said Griffin, “and it’s good ex- ercise.” College Union Horinek said taking the stairs burns 10 times more calories than taking the elevator. For more information about Abilities Aware- ness Week, contact Horinek at (405) 682-7523. October is “Take the Stairs” month! 10 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Professor likes OKCCC’s focus on students By John Savage Staff Writer Child Develop- ment Professor Ce- cilia Pittman taught for more than 20 years in public schools including teaching first grade at a Mustang Public School. She brings that experience to Cecelia OKCCC. Pittman “I like working with children and I loved working with the first graders, but this is really what I wanted to do.” Pittman said she likes the way OKCCC operates. “The focus here is 100 percent on the students.” Pittman worked at OKCCC for five years as an adjunct professor before being hired full time. She said teaching at different lev- els presents different options and re- wards. “At this level, I enjoy getting to know the students because most of them have young kids,” Pittman said. “I want them to understand that learn- ing begins at birth.” The staff is pleased to work with Pittman. “She is wonderful,” said Child De- velopment Professor Susan Tabor. “She is already very well liked by her students and her colleagues.” Former student Phil Corbett said he enjoyed being taught by Pittman. “She has the passion to teach chil- dren, and it really shows,” he said. Pittman said some professors have less traditional yet effective styles for teaching. “My teaching style is less lec- ture, less book knowledge, more stu- dent input, student involvement.” When Pittman isn’t teaching, she spends time with loved ones. “I am a single mom,” she said. “I have three daughters; 21-year-old Lisa is a stu- dent here. I have a 17-year-old senior named Laura and 16-year-old Anna is a junior in high school.” Along with reading books, Pittman and her daughters like typical female activities. “We like to go shopping and get our nails done…” she said. Pittman received her bachelor’s de- gree in elementary education from East Texas A&M University, and re- ceived her master’s degree in early childhood from the University of Cen- tral Oklahoma. Pittman is currently working on her doctorate at the Uni- versity of Oklahoma. Staff Writer John Savage can be reached at StaffWriter1@okccc.edu. Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 11 Students land jobs and have fun doing it goodies, and talk with employment listing on the “We are looking to hire “We offer a tuition re- By Jason T. Kirby people about career oppor- job board.” about 200 folks by the end imbursement program for News Writing Student tunities and part-time Fay and Webb used news of the year,” said Steve our employees who are still work, she said. advertisements, the local Gavette of Sprint Nextel. in school,” said Angie Fay and Employment Chamber of Commerce and Stephanie Nelson of Sin- Tambi of RehabCare, a re- An estimated 1,500 Services Assistant Porsha the Pioneer newspaper to clair Broadcasting Group habilitation clinic with people attended OKCCC’s Webb both put in many promote the event. said her company was at- more than 15 locations job fair Sept. 28, said Em- hours preparing for the job At the event companies tempting to hire camera statewide. ployment Services Coordi- fair. “We sent out e-mail such as Sprint Nextel, Fox people, on-air talent and “This is a big attraction nator Linda Fay. registrations about three 25/WB 34, and RehabCare interns. for prospective employees.” More than 40 employers weeks ahead of time,” Webb had displays for potential At least one company of- The next job fair will take were on hand to give out said. “We also posted an employees. fered a lucrative package. place March 8. Some believe undocumented students getting too much help OKCCC Financial Aid United States] almost all Freshman Kevin Gills students don’t receive fi- “Students,” Dean Harold Case said un- their lives,” she said. “It’d didn’t know either. nancial aid because of sev- Cont. from page 1 documented students are be a shame to stop them in “I knew some in high eral reasons. allowed to receive state fi- their tracks for a better school,” Gills said, “but I “Exchange students are nancial aid such as the education after high didn’t know they could go here to study, get their de- and Utah. Oklahoma Tuition Aid school.” to college, let alone have the gree and go home,” Case Oklahoma Immigration Grant Program and Okla- She said Oklahoma’s de- state help them out.” said. “They’re supposed to Attorney Douglas Stump homa Higher Learning Ac- cision to offer in-state tu- That’s where the federal be able to support them- said, when it comes to un- cess Program. ition to undocumented stu- government comes in — selves and shouldn’t have documented students, “If undocumented stu- dents opens up doors of many critics of the states’ to work.” most of them are brought dents want financial aid,” opportunity. decision to help out illegal Case said many exchange here as young children by Case said, “they must meet “If someone is seeking to aliens are pushing for students are supported by their parents who don’t all the criteria set for legal better their education, change. family members from their have legal visas to live in students.” states shouldn’t punish In July 2004, 24 out-of- homeland and don’t require the United States. Case said it’s up to un- them for it,” Martinez- state college students en- extra income to survive in “Most of the time families documented students to Brooks said. “It’s not their rolled at the University of the United States. come over here to seek a take the initiative if they fault they’re here.” Kansas knocked on the Inter national student better life,” Stump said. want financial aid. But what about life for door of the U.S. District Karim El Ouchami from “Then you have these inno- Prelaw major Guillermo those students after col- Court for the District of Morocco is studying engi- cent children who become Gonzalez is an undocu- lege? How are students like Kansas. neering at OKCCC. students, excelling to get a mented student from Gonzalez expecting to get a The students’ argument He isn’t happy that ille- better opportunity.” Mexico, yet doesn’t receive job if they don’t have legal was, if illegal aliens can re- gal residents are allowed Stump said Oklahoma is in-state tuition or financial residency? ceive in-state tuition, they aid and resdent tuition just looking for the bright- aid because he moved to a Gonzalez said he’s cov- should be able to as well, while he isn’t, and he’s here est of the bright when it different state a year before ered. since they’re legal citizens. legally. “I feel bad that no comes to students, and graduating high school. “My mom is a permanent The judge presiding over one helps me with school,” that’s why the state allows Although he pays out-of- resident, and she’s becom- the case declined it and the Ouchami said. undocumented students to state costs, Gonzalez said, ing a legal citizen in three students have since filed an He said any other inter- attend colleges for the same he’s grateful for the chance years,” Gonzales said. appeal. national student likely cost its residents are pay- to earn an education in the “When she does, I’ll become Organizations like the would feel the same way ing. States. a citizen automatically. Federation for American since they all face the same “The idea of providing in- “I’ve been here since I was “Until then, I’ll focus on Immigration Reform are struggles. state tuition for undocu- 12,” Gonzalez said. “I school, becoming an immi- backing the students and Ouchami said he feels mented students gives the moved here with my mom gration attorney and help- hope to use the Equal Pro- even worse knowing he state potential access to a to better my education.” ing out my community.” tection Clause of the 14th can’t do anything to fix the better -educated work- Gonzalez said he feels To some students, the amendment of the U.S. problem. force,” Stump said. Oklahoma is giving un- idea of giving illegal resi- Constitution, which states “No one will listen to me He said many people ar- documented students the dents in-state tuition and the laws of a state must because I’m not from gue that the federal govern- chance to prove them- financial aid is a hard one treat people with equal ap- America. I’m not a citizen,” ment should stop the influx selves. to swallow. plication of the law. he said. of illegal workers here in “Contrary to belief, we’re Sophomore Calvin Tipper If the ruling is in the fa- No matter the criticisms the country. His argument not all thugs,” he said. “We said he can’t believe it. vor of the students, it will and arguments against the is to find a way to make want to be thought of as “I can’t even get financial most likely overturn state state’s decision to offer ben- those already here legal. someone who contributes.” aid because my parents laws since authority to efits to illegal residents, Stump said the in-state Gonzalez said his mother make too much money,” regulate immigration be- Stump said, he has an ar- tuition law fully complies decided relocating to the Tipper said. “And I’m here longs exclusively to the fed- gument of his own. with federal law. United States was a good legally.” eral government, according “Many undocumented “Federal law can’t stop move for her child. Sophomore Lisa Colt feels to www.finaid.org. students are paying into states from providing in- “My mom couldn’t afford the same way. Another major criticism the state and federal gov- state tuition for undocu- to pay for high school in “That’s wrong,” Colt said. states face is from interna- ernment systems,” Stump mented students,” he said. Mexico, so we moved here.” “If you’re here illegally, you tional students who can’t said. “Many in the federal gov- Jessica Martinez-Brooks, shouldn’t get a single ben- receive financial aid even “Why not allow them the ernment have tried to dic- Hispanic Organization to efit.” though they’re attending chance to better their edu- tate what a state can and Promote Education spon- Colt said she didn’t know college legally under stu- cation?” cannot do but, in the end, sor, agrees with Gonzalez. undocumented residents dent visas issued by the Staff Writer Richard Hall it’s a state’s rights educa- “Most undocumented were allowed to go to col- federal government. can be reached at Senior tion issue.” students have been [in the lege. Case said international Writer@okccc.edu. 12 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Sports Illest Crew gets healthy win over the Raiders said. By Matthew Caban Later in the first half, Winfred Staff Writer Dupree quarterbacked the team to two more scores. He also played quarterback for the team in the There was nothing sick about the second half. He threw three touch- Illest Crew’s 28-8 defeat of the downs and three interceptions in Raiders in flag football on Oct. 3. the game. The team lived up to their name Dupree threw one touchdown by stopping the Raiders’ offense for each to Jones, Anthony Easterling most of the game and showcasing and Tyrone Jones. their fireworks instead. Dupree’s interceptions did allow Illest Crew player Brian Jones the Raiders a few late scoring op- said the team focused on the game portunities. and played to win. However, they could not capital- “That’s what happens when ev- ize on the Raiders’ errors and were eryone on the team shows up,” he only able to score once in the sec- said. ond half. The Illest Crew focused their at- Art Chansombat threw a high tention on a strong passing game pass to the right corner of the end early on. zone, which Matt Sedghi bobbled Early in the game Larry Thomp- before he held onto the ball for the son threw a 45-yard touchdown to score. Chansombat then threw a Jones. The ball was thrown to the short pass to Matt Mead for a two- middle of the field where Jones point conversion. caught it. However, this was too little, too “I jumped over three people and late, as the Illest Crew held its then I was off to the races,” Jones ground on defense. “Our defense just stepped up in the second half,” Brian Jones said. UPCOMING The Raiders did move the ball to the Illest Crew’s five-yard line late in the game, but was stifled once OKCCC again. INTRAMURALS “They got close and ran four Photo by Lee Boyd SCHEDULE plays, but we held them on de- After receiving a handoff, Raiders player Matt Mead tries to escape from a fense,” Brian Jones said. defensive player of the Illest Crew. Mead also played quarterback for the Raiders •Oct. 10: OKCCC gets its own Raiders player Carl Jefferson during the game. The Illest Crew defeated the Raiders by a score of 28-8. It version of Monday Night Football said his team hurt themselves by when the Raiders play the War was the meeting between the two teams this year. dropping two passes in the end Eagles at 6 p.m. The game will zone. Sedghi said his team, the Raid- The Illest Crew will play the be played on the athletic field “They played rougher than other ers, were disappointed to lose, but Chiefs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, north of parking lot C. For more information, contact Community teams, but regardless, we couldn’t will be back in their next game. on the field near parking lot C. Education and Health Specialist get it done,” Jefferson said. The Raiders will face the War Staff Writer Matthew Caban can Eric Watson at (405) 682-1611, Brian Jones said his team Eagles at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, be reached at StaffWriter2@ ext. 7786. worked together for the win. on the field near parking lot C. okccc.edu. •Oct. 15: The OKCCC soccer team will face Rose State Oklahoma Club Soccer League Standings College at 4:30 p.m. The game is hosted by East Central WIN TIE LOSS GA GF POINTS University in Ada. For more Oklahoma State 5 0 0 4 25 47 information, contact League Coordinator Jalal Daneshfar at Oklahoma 4 0 1 6 32 38 (405) 974-2377. OU-COLSA 3 1 0 2 21 32 OSU-Japan 2 0 2 8 11 22 •Oct. 16: A schedule change has Central Oklahoma 2 0 2 9 12 20 moved two intramural flag football games. The first game OKCCC 0 1 2 12 4 7 will pit the Raiders against the Rose State 0 0 4 23 2 2 Bulldogs at 3 p.m. A match East Central 0 0 3 19 1 1 between the Chiefs and the Illest Redlands 0 0 2 25 0 0 Crew will follow at 4 p.m. Both games will be played on the GF= Goals For Win= 6 points Tie= 3 points One point per goal athletic field near parking lot C. GA= Goals Against Shut Out= 1 point Loss= 0 points Up to three points for goals per game Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 13 14 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Highlights Fall Concert for OKCCC choirs OKCCC Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Sym- phonic Choir will perform a fall concert at 7 p.m. Tues- day, Oct. 11, at Graceway Baptist Church located at 1100 S.W. 104th Street. For more information, contact Music Professor Ron Staton at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7249. Health Professions Club to host speakers The Health Professions Club will host two guest speakers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Heath Burgess will speak to pre- pharmacy students from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Oct. 11. Jim Albertson will speak to premed students from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Oct. 13. Both speakers will be in room 1C4 across from the science lab. All interested parties are invited. For more information, contact Physics Professor Steve Kamm at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7268. Get a job, win a Wal-Mart gift certificate Through the end of October, OKCCC students have a chance to win a $50 Wal-Mart gift certificate. To be eli- gible for the contest, students need to upload their résumés to the Student Life Employment Services job Photo by Jon Horinek board at www.collegecentral.com/okccc. For more infor- OKCCC students Megan Wright and Miranda Noakes pick up litter along OKCCC’s mation, contact Employment Services Coordinator Linda adopted street, South May Avenue. The event was held Oct. 1 as part of Student Life’s Fay at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7683. Service Saturday program. For more information, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Jon Horinek at (405) 682-7523. Psychology/Sociology Club meeting The Psychology/Sociology Club will be having a meet- ing about upcoming fund-raisers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, in the Student Life conference room. Psi Beta members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For Don’t trash Oklahoma; adopt it more information, contact Club Sponsor Kayce Ratliff at more member of Chi Alpha, 4, he said. (405) 514-5142. By Rocky Chavez said upon arrival the volun- Volunteers should re- News Writing Student teers broke into four member to wear clothes Absolute publication accepting submissions groups. The groups were they do not mind getting Absolute literary and art journal is accepting fiction, non- tested on about how much dirty, Horinek said. fiction, poetry, artwork and photography. The deadline The cleaner roadsides they knew on biodegrad- Those who are interested for submissions is Dec. 1. Submission forms are avail- along May Avenue between able, decomposable and in signing up for the next able in the Arts and Humanities office. For more informa- Interstate 240 and South- other trash. event or any of Student tion, contact English Professor Clay Randolph at (405) west 92nd Street can be Noakes said she learned Life’s activities should go by 682-1611, ext. 7238, or Student Editor Anna Rodriguez credited to a group of every piece of trash is litter the Student Life office by at (405) 640-5152. OKCCC students. from cigarette butts to or- entry 11 and ask for Hor- No more view-obstructing ange peels. inek. He can be reached at Poetry and Open Mic Contest signs that say, “Work @ When asked if she would (405) 682-1611, ext. 7697, The Writing Club will host a Poetry and Open Mic Con- Home for $2,000/month,” volunteer again, Noakes or e-mail jhorinek@okccc. test. Submissions may be turned in to the Arts and Hu- or “Repair Computers 4 said, “I would definitely do edu. manities office beginning Oct. 11. Submissions must in- clude contact information. Dates for the contest will be $99/hr.” Eighteen partici- it again. I was not aware pants did their part to re- how much people are in- announced. Cash prizes will be awarded for both con- pel street spam on Oct. 1. sensitive to the land.” Hey, you! tests. The Writing Club meets at 10 a.m. every Wednes- day near the stairwell in the Arts and Humanities build- As part of Student Life’s This is the first time the What’s your ing. For more information about the contest or club, con- Service Saturdays, volun- college has done the Adopt- plan? tact Club Sponsor Andre Love at (405) 863-5951. teers met at 12:30 p.m. to A-Street event. walk over to May Avenue. “Last Saturday went ex- Go to the Center HOPE meeting The group split up. Part tremely well,” said Jon for Student The Hispanic Organization to Promote Education will of the volunteers headed Horinek, Community En- Development Oct. have a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in 2N7. north to I-240, gathering gagement coordinator. “The 3 to 21 to confirm All members are required to attend. For more informa- litter from streets, gutters, weather was great, just a your degree plan, tion, contact officer Rocky Chavez at (405) 923-1082. sidewalks and the retention little windy.” pond along the way. Oth- Oct. 1 was one of the four request or confirm PASS with CLASS needs sponsors ers cleaned their way south times this year the college your faculty Parenting as Single Students with Critical Learning to 92nd Street before head- has committed to cleaning advisor, request a Activities for Student Success is in need of one part-time ing west to Interstate 44. that stretch of road, Hor- degree check and and one full-time faculty or staff sponsor. For more infor- The crew collected every- inek said. enter a drawing to mation, contact Student Clubs and Organizations Assis- thing from litter to illegal The next opportunity for win a $50 Wal- tant Karlen Grayson at (405) 682-7523. signs. students to participate in Miranda Noakes, sopho- Adopt-A-Street is on Nov. Mart gift Oct. 10, 2005 • PIONEER • 15 Classifieds Pioneer Classified Advertising can Big Head Pit Bull puppies. month plus 1/3 bills. Call 615- is free to all currently enrolled Born 09-22-05. Have several pure 2396, leave message, or e-mail OKCCC students and employ- white. All are adorable with excel- firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures ees for any personal classified lent markings. $300 each. If inter- available. ad. Ads must be submitted in ested, call 409-8871. RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE writing with IDs supplied or FOR SALE: Young male Bas- WANTED: I have a room to rent in work area and college exten- set/Beagle mix dog recently res- Norman. Must rent soon. Very sion included. Deadline for ad- cued needs good home. Has had nice. Very reasonable. High speed vertising is 5 p.m. Tuesday shots and vet exam. Playful and DSL. Satellite w/ all channels. prior to the publication date. good with other dogs, cats and Security alarm. Pool. Basketball. For more information, call (405) kids. $50. Call 823-1675. Close to the interstate. Call Cara 682-1611, ext. 7674. at 701-5958. $265/mo. plus 1/2 bills. FOR SALE: Nikon Cool Pix FOR SALE: ’04 Saturn, 4 dr, 8700 digital camera, 8.9 - 71.2 V4, automatic, Air, radio/CD, sil- mm. 128 MB card, case and USB FOR SALE: Full-size bedroom ver, under 26k, perfect condition. card reader included. Perfect con- suite: bookcase headboard, 4- $11,500. Call 348-1556. dition. All for only $700. Call 682- drawer chest, pillow-top mattress FOR SALE: ’03 Toyota Rav4. 7523 or e-mail ehedges@ and box springs, $300 OBO. 51K miles, asking $14,500. Call okccc.edu. Round retro pink and chrome 808-1165. 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Canon laser printer, $30. ror hutch. Gorgeous, 46” X 79.” helmets. $3,250. Call Jason at Canon ink jet printer, $20. Call $700 OBO. Call 627-1435. 249-4111. 605-7728. FOR SALE: ’00 Cavalier, 4 door, auto, cold air, 84k miles. $2,800 OBO. Call Scott at 314- HELP WANTED: Female stu- 4935. dent as a house maid, kids care. UPS PART-TIME JOBS FOR SALE: ’99 Pontiac Mon- Earn money & stay in shape Responsible, wide availability, while going to school own transportation. 314-9017. tana Minivan, 90k miles, V6, new Part-time loaders/unloaders needed. transmission, new brakes, PW, $8.50 - $9.50 to start. Continuous raises, FOR SALE: Frigidaire washer PL, 2nd sliding door, tilt, cruise, 3 shifts to choose from, weekends off, & dryer set. $450. Less than 1 free benefits. To inquire, visit year old. Warranty with Best Buy AM/FM cassette, rear air, two- www.upsjobs.com. tone paint. Retails for $7,380. Ask- EOE until October 2007. Call Rachel at ing $3,800. Call Scott 314-4935. 408-5327. 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Asking $400 firm BOOKS FOR SALE: English FOR SALE: ’89 F150 XL Ford dryer, dishwasher. N.W. 40th and for everything. Call 760-6723. Ask Comp II Reading Literature and Truck, 5 speed, 4 WD. $2,500. Western, near Will Rogers The- for MJ or leave message. Writing Argument 2nd Edition IT PAYS TO 376-3550. ater. 14 miles from OKCCC. No FOR SALE: Almost new Baby complete package: Writer’s Guide ADVERTISE IN FOR SALE: ’88 Fleetwood pets. $270 plus 1/2 utilities. Mostly Trend Double Jogger Stroller, $50, and Dictionary, $83 in bookstore. THE PIONEER Cadillac. As is, $500. 605-7728. furnished. Call 201-7867. Step 2 Kangaroo Climber/Toddler I am selling it for $65. 923-3809. CALL CAROLINE FOR SALE: ’88 GMC 4 X 4. FEMALE ROOMMATES NEE- Climbing system (only used in- BOOK FOR SALE: HIST 2103, AT (405) 682-1611, Runs great, $2,250. 922-1284. DED: To share large home. 3 doors), $35, purple toddler bicycle $15. Call 793-2774. ext. 7674 miles from OKCCC, 20 minutes (excellent condition), $25, Step 2 BOOK FOR SALE: Conversa- tional Spanish book, Motivos de FOR RATES AND from OU. Nice neighborhood, 3 rocking horse, $5. Call 745-4156 car garage, 2 1/2 bath. Fully fur- or 361-9877 and ask for Gretchen. Conversacion, 6th edition. $65. DEADLINES FOR SALE: Pure bred Ameri- nished except bedrooms. $340/ FOR SALE: Wedding dress Call 823-2287. 16 • PIONEER • Oct. 10, 2005 Child care teacher YOU and a GUEST are invited to attend a special screening sees own car stolen Tuesday, By Richard Hall October 11 Staff Writer 7:30 p.m. Lisa Young, Child Development Center and Lab School Harkins teacher, watched her 1993 Oldsmobile drive out of park- ing lot H Sept. 22. Bricktown Only problem was, she didn’t know the driver behind the wheel. “I felt totally violated,” Young said. “I thought, 16 ‘Holy cow, that’s my car!’” Young said she rushed inside the lab school building to call campus security. “It was traumatic to see my car drive away,” she said. Stop by the Young said security officers arrived quickly. “They were very helpful,” she said. “They did all they could do.” Pioneer office After an Oklahoma City Police officer arrived at the in 2M6 MB scene, Young said, she found out some interesting news. “The police officer told me Oldsmobiles are easy to to pick up a steal,” she said. “He said the oldest ones are easiest be- cause they don’t have a computer or alarm system.” complimentary Young said her door lock was broken, which was why the car was a prime opportunity for a thief. She also didn’t pass for two* know her tag numbers, Young said. “If I could have known my tag number, the police de- partment could have found my car much quicker than they did.” Young said her car was found Sept. 28, abandoned and with damage to the steering column and dashboard. Young said she isn’t planning to fork over the dough to get her car fixed. “It’s not even worth it,” she said. “It’s Opens what I call the ‘Big, Blue Box’.” Young said, next time, she’ll do things differently. nationwide “I’ll know my next car’s tag number by heart,” she said. “And I won’t leave all my paperwork in my car.” October 14 Staff Writer Richard Hall can be reached at SeniorWriter@okccc.edu. —RATED R— Technology on front *while supplies last *one pass per person burner for college Sechrist said in addition “Sechrist,” to his hobbies, he enjoys Cont. from page 1 spending time with his fam- ily. “Family is important to me,” he said. He said one area the col- He often has dinners and lege plans to improve is picnics with his parents, technology. sister and brother. Sechrist “We are going to continue said he also has two more to push technology,” siblings, a sister and a Sechrist said. “We have an brother, who live out of obligation to prepare this state. community to live, to work Oklahoma was not Se- and to thrive in this tech- christ’s first home, he said. nological society.” “I grew up in upstate New When not planning for York on a dairy farm,” he the future of OKCCC, said. Sechrist said, he does have Sechrist moved to Okla- some hobbies outside the homa to attend Southern college. Nazarene University. “I would consider myself There, he ear ned his an avid recreational bicy- bachelor’s degree in speech clist,” he said. “I ride maybe communication with mi- 10 to 15 miles every Satur- nors in education and psy- day. chology. Sechrist said he later sonal communication and lege while serving OKCCC “I also am sort of an ama- He also earned a master’s earned a doctorate in com- minored once again in psy- as acting president. teur pianist. I spend a little from SNU in speech com- munication from the Uni- chology. Editor Christiana Kostura bit of every day at the pi- munication with a minor in versity of Oklahoma. Sechrist said he looks can be reached at editor@ ano.” psychology. He focused on interper- forward to leading the col- okccc.edu.