Daily O'Collegian, 2001-04-09
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: , i oklahoma state uniyeksity vol. pkice 25 cents mom 'university news celebration powwow concludes heritage festivities by jonathan wance staff writer the native american student association closed week with their annual . spring contest. about 200 people attended powwow, which was in colvin center annex. had contests various categories, starting tiny tots and ending adults' dance competition. gourd dancing started at 2 p.m. followed a buffet of foods 5 the grand entry, led by american legion little standing buffalo post 38, was at 7 p.m. it featured a war song, victory song and memorial for those who had died. new addition to this year's powwow an appearance lake vermillion drums, ' northern drum group. group came from minnesota , songs in higher pitch different beat than southern groups. andrea sites, apparel design sophomore, never been powwow, but said she because thought would be interesting. tthhhhhhlhflhekv' miflhrhbhhhflhhfl valerie mosleyo'collegian mike pihsetopah, sapulpa resident, performs in the intertribal dance during saturday's powwow. powwow, sponsored by nasa, came at end of native american heritage week. sites, who is a quarter cherokee, said she learned lot about her heritage. "i think it's really, really cool i've got native american in my heritage and so it's kind of nice," sites said. "there is just something like being home when you're with the rest people that are you." please see dance, page 2 university news internet enhances classroom learning byjes51cajq1ckejrsol staff writer many oklahoma state university students can check their grades, ask professors questions and review lecture notes without ever leaving home. several faculty members have incorporated web sites into teaching, providing with easier access to class resources, such as homework assignments, announcements, helpful links answer keys past tests. it is difficult tell how osu maintain course sites, said james lackey, senior analyst of client services for the classroom and students to communicate with each other. his ksu web site had class message boards chat rooms, although he is still in process of getting these features up running at osu. plus, if out town, or a test project coming up, can have "virtual office hours," where ask him questions room. while graduate school, bilder co-authored "statistics course sites: beyond syllabus.html" student christopher j. malone. two explored possible uses for statistics courses. computing and information services, they assessed bilder's statis- because each college btfk jft l'cs s'te or tne some departments manage flflftr bbba 1999 semester. the site their technology differ- vav 3shk received about 15 hits a ently. jkml hezjl day. message board for example, thch flkflhkihk 122 mes- of jhil flpphtskhi w sages, with 64 from education uses vhhihib, bjskk )shh 58 ahhyi i9ebe9ihu 0t students. jhhhbhysfht j 621 server pfhhhlfihbm semes- space, while v?vhhhull!sjsk ter. ulhuhs2t)f chat room engineering wjhhbihjjks 61 vhflhvjjflhh'''' 'n8 visits web its own server, jsspbbp nb assignment at completely sepa- b& beginning semes-rate cis. " mtsf ten chris bilder, photo iilustration by mika matzen evaluating stu assistant professor of statistics, maintains course web sites for each his classes. he said first became interested in "web-enhanced" or "web-centric" teaching while graduate school at kansas state university. "i was looking an efficient way to transport information students," bilder said. through site, statistics students can access data sets analysis. because the are readily available and easy use, explore more complex material. christina oancea, student, is multivariate methods class. she accesses site three four times a week review lecture notes, download check on homework assignments projects. "if you miss class, find notes web, they clear," "some professors do not even hand some speak fast. who international have fast handwriting, it difficult follow." addition providing with information, allows him communicate outside i dent-submitted webmacs, or web site motivational analysis checklists, bilder and malone concluded that students found the "highly motivating," as well organized, meaningful satisfying. most visited pages contained constantly changing information, whereas sites stay same, such a syllabus page, were not much, according to paper. currently, faculty members are required have course at osu. john dobson, dean of college arts sciences, said can be helpful, but they more effective for some courses than others. "we teach so many kinds courses," dobson said. "some much likely function electronically i think that's why shouldn't standard blanket policy. "the upshot is provide immediate inexpensive enrichment courses. all these things human interaction, only go far." also do like please see online, page 2 1 state news fewer child abuse ca reported in last 3 years by rachel richardson. police reporter confirmed reports of child abuse have slightly decreased in oklahoma the past three years. first half 2001 fiscal year, 6,572 children were as victims or neglect, said kathy sims, department human services child protective service programs administrator. in 2000, 14,238 cases were reported, and 16,217 reported 1999. sims said efforts by dhs have contributed to the decrease. "we've had a general attitude of really working address some abuse issues through prevention efforts," she said. "also, december is real low volume month so we don't normally get many referrals." kim thomason, parenting specialist at stillwater in 2000. stanberry said she expects the numbers to rise. "already we've got 18 (in 2001), which tells me that by end of 200 1 it's going be above 57, was our high 2000," said. thinks drugs are cause problem. "i think we're having a lot more families "we've had a general attitude of really working to address some the child abuse issues through prevention efforts." kathy sims programs administrator for department human servias domestic violence, said 306 cases of fchild abuse and neglect were reported in 2000 payne county. despite declining rates statewide, child have been on the rise stillwater, judy stanberry, stillwater police department crime analyst. 1998, 32 stillwater. that number rose to 57 are into drugs and they re not taking care of their kids," she said. "you've got neglected children whose parents like more than food, so you have houses where the aren't being fed properly taken of." decline in child abuse has become a national trend. according to u.s. department health human services, confirmed cases declined nationally for past six years. the rates reached a peak ot 19.2 percent 1,1018,692 cases - in 1993. 1999, an estimated 826,000 of abuse were confirmed. because current decline oklahoma is not significant, sims said she does think numbers will continue to oklahoma. "i'm expecting it be about, same," said, . , hands off bb' pp jp , jjtmt ink hhhyehyi mika matzervo'colleglan oklahoma state's mike williams (98) fights the block of a teammate during saturday's orange-white football scrimmage at lewis field.
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 2001-04-09|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Sillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University, 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
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