The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 16, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Page: 1 of 8
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September 21, 2011
Vol. 94 • No. 16
The voice of Texas Wesleyan University students since 91 7
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Community, page 6
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Arts & Entertainment, page 4
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Illustration by Shauna Banks & Meisa Keivani Najafabadi Rambler Staff
The majority of ori-campus tickets appealed last semester were for parking violations. Students who appealed their tickets were
given the choice of going before a student hearing board, made up of Student Government Association members, or a faculty
hearing board. Any denied appeals result in the ticket being placed on the students RamLink university account for payment.
sbbanks@mail. fxwes. edu
There is not a single student
parking space as far as the eye
can see. A visitor spot and at
least 10 faculty spots are look-
ing lonely though, and it is not
long before the desperacy to
get to class on time takes over
and that visitor parking space
is no longer unoccupied.
After class, a bright orange
ticket decorates the wind-
shield, pinned down by a
Last spring, the executive
board of the Student Govern-
ment Association executed a
complete overhaul of the tick-
et appeals process. Instead of
the appeal being examined by
a few faculty members, now
when students submit an ap-
peal form, they also have the
option of going before a stu-
dent hearing board.
Chris Windsor, assistant
dean of students, oversees
hearings for ticket appeals.
Windsor said the majority of
ticket appeals have been for
parking violations, in which
students are parked in faculty
or visitor parking spaces, or
no parking zones.
Any student wanting to ap-
peal a ticket must do so within
10 days of receiving the ticket,
by picking up an appeals form
outside the SGA offices on the
second floor of O.C. Arm-
strong Hall and then submit-
ting it to Windsor.
Students can also submit
ticket appeals online through
the campus life link on the
home page of www.txwes.edu,
and then click on the campus
security and parking link.
Windsor said once he re-
ceives an appeal form, if the
student has opted for the stu-
dent hearing board, he sends
the appeal to the SGA offices.
From there, SGA represen-
tatives contact the student and
set up a hearing date.
"When the hearing date
comes, I present the violation
to the hearing board," Windsor
said. "You can imagine me as
the prosecutor—though I defi-
nitely don't get paid like one!"
Bradden Van Noy, president
of SGA, said during the hear-
ing, the student who submit-
ted the appeal and Windsor
each give an opening state-
ment, and then witnesses are
brought in if they exist for the
particular case being heard.
Each side gives closing
statements, and then the
hearing board deliberates.
The hearing board then gives
its decision on the appeals ap-
proval or denial, and depend-
ing on the violation being
appealed, deliberates again to
Van Noy said since the ma-
jority of appeals are parking
violations, a denial of an ap-
peal means that the student
must simply pay the ticket,
which is then immediately put
in as a charge on the student's
"In one case last year, we
required students to do com-
munity service because of
some of the things involved,"
Van Noy said.
Van Noy said there are two
levels of punishment for de-
He said no one has reached
level two yet, but reaching
that level would result in a
student being banned from
participating in any universi-
Most denied appeals are
considered level one, and the
offender is required to pay
the ticket, with some excep-
tions in non-parking related
"Just saying that you didn't
know is not an excuse Van
Noy said. "When you're driv-
ing down the road and going
10 miles over the speed limit,
just saying you didn't know is
not going to get you out of a
To avoid unnecessary park-
ing sticker tickets, Van Noy
said when students are driv-
ing a different car for a single
day or two, they should obtain
a visitors pass in the library.
During the first week of
classes this semester, campus
security officers gave students
♦ APPEAL, page 3
Hartman develops new movement theory for classroom
ekfradette@mail. txwes. edu
Dr. Michael Hartman, assistant professor
of kinesiology and education, theorizes that
staying active is not only good for a person's
health, but an even better stimulator for the
brains of students in a classroom setting.
At 12:15 p.m. Sept.27, Hartman will host a
spotlight lunch in the orientation room of the
Eunice and James L. West Library, to speak
about the cognitive benefits of teaching with
Hartman said one part of the brain controls
movement and another controls learning. If a
student is in class and hears something, he or
she may not learn it fully. If a student hears it
and reads it, the information is retained more
Hartman also said if a student hears
something, reads it, writes it and does it, the
theory is that a student will have retained
the information and understood it more
Also at the lunch, Hartman will describe
how this method can help in the classroom.
In a classroom setting, there may not be an
immediate need to get up and be active. Hart-
man said research shows, however, that if a
student goes and works out for 30-40 min-
utes before a class, the blood flow and oxy-
gen levels stimulate the brain, and the student
can pay attention and retain information at a
more efficient level.
Hartman said studies have shown that
those who are more in shape and work out,
are better students and perform better on
He said this idea is not to say students must
have running and intense movement in their
classrooms, but that keeping the brain stim-
ulated with body movements can help the
This teaching method came about when
Hartman and a colleague of his, Dr. Karen
Wallace, exercise and sports studies assistant
professor, put together an idea for the Class-
roomNEXT contest held last year.
Their idea for the classroom was called in-
terACTIVE. One idea Hartman had was to
have stability balls instead of chairs.
The stability balls would not allow stu-
dents to slump and require a small amount
Brittany White, senior exercise major, sup-
ports Hartman's ideas.
"Sometimes sitting in class just makes me
tired, and I lose focus on what is going on,"
White said. "I believe movement in the class-
room would help. If I am staying active, but
controlled, my level of focus will be main-
Exercise science major Courtney Turner
"I love when I move around in the class-
room. I feel like I concentrate better," Turner
said. "After a workout, I seem to study the
Before Hartman came to Wesleyan he was
a part of the U.S. Weightlifting Sports Science
He is an alumni at the University of Okla-
homa and considers himself a big Sooners fan.
"These active ideas can be implemented
into any classroom," Hartman said. "When
the heart rate is up and blood and oxygen
are flowing to the brain, the brain is more
Meisa Keivan Najafabadi Rambler Staff
Dr. Michael Hartman, assistant professor of kinesiol-
ogy and education, developed a learning through
movement theory, which he said could benefit a
classroom setting for today's students.
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