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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, November 06, 2009, Image 2

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Page 2 News Immersion class departs on 21-day trip The Clarion | Nov. 6, 2009 by John Climer Managing Editor Early Tuesday morning, nine students departed from Ross Hall to undertake the culmination of a semesters work. Their goal: to complete the 21 day backcountry portion of their immersion semester The students (Kati Adams, Jeff Franz, Jordan Martin, Kim WiUiams, Greg Woods, Mattie Carruth, Ian Grant, Dan Schreiman and Jay Wolfe), led by instructors Clyde Carter and Jenny Kafsky, have spent roughly the last six weeks developing a detailed trip-plan for their 21 day outing. Their trip begins with four days of white- water canoeing on the Chattooga River, followed by a rest and gear-change day. Then, students will hike the Chattooga River and Foothills trails through the 15th day of their expedition. The group will spend days 16 & 17 of their expedition multi-pitch and top-rope climbing at Cedar Rock, NC, followed by a rest day on the 18th day of their trip. The trip instructors will depart on the morning of the 19th day, leaving the students to complete the Arte Loeb trail to Cold Mountain, where they will be picked up on the 21st day and then shuttled back to Brevard College. The overall mileage for their trip is around 100 miles. Throughout the trip, each student will take turns leading the group for the day. Additionally, each student is expected to teach two lessons while on-expedition; one lesson will deal with hard skills (travel techniques, navigation, campsite selection, etc.) whereas the other lesson will relate to the Southern Appalachian Mountains (birds, geology, wild edible plants, etc.). The students have spent many days preparing for this expedition, completing day and overnight trips sea-kayaking on Capers Island, SC, a Leave-No-Trace trip in Pisgah, rock climbing on Looking Glass and Cedar Rock, and canoeing on the French Broad, Lower Green, and Tuckasegee Rivers. Junior Greg Woods summarized the groups feeling about the trip saying, “We have a dedicated group of students, all of whom will be awesome future leaders and this trip is another significant step toward developing that goal.” Interview witli a Senator: Marie Moseley by Dimitri McCloghry Staff Writer Dimitri McCloghry: When did you first realize you wanted to become involved with Student Government here at Brevard College? Mark Moseley: I became interested when I attended the SGA information session at the beginning of the year and spoke to Vice-President Brian Randall. I was really intrigued in getting to see first-hand on how all school clubs operate, and how the budget process operates within SGA. DM: What are your thoughts on how sessions this year have been running? MM: It’s running really well. There are productive Open Forum sessions, and members talk a lot about how to bridge the gaps between athletes and non-athletes. The Senators have come together this year to get the school more involved in campus life. Clubs have also been really active. DM: Were you previously involved with an SGA organization at a previous high school or elsewhere? MM: My high school was really small— around 25 students. It didn’t have a formal “SGA.” However, there were “student meetings” which was essentially the same thing. I went to a Quaker school, and there was no intricate political structure within. My role in these sessions was “Clerk” which basically was the head of the meetings. DM: SGA senators are ■ required to participate in at least one campus oriented project this year Any ideas so far in what you might be interested in? MM: Nothing specific so far I do know that I want it to involve making SGA more approachable to the student body. DM: Do you feel like the SGA body has an established feel, or do you view it as a work in progress? MM: Work in progress. That’s to be expected with the major changes that took effect this year in the overall structure. That’s not to say it isn’t solid. Naturally, as this new SGA flourishes and becomes more expansive, it will become its own stable juggernaut. DM: What do you believe is your primary goal as an SGA senator here at Brevard? MM: I want to be a mediator for the students—^making students concerns and needs heard by many, in an effort to be a part of many positive changes. DM: I say Pixie you say-? MM: Dust FBC Brevard Student Mhistryf qiinHav'=i ® BiWeSlUtJy bunaays ,, am^ WotsJiip Wetfnesday'5 6 27 'Ttie Conneaion ' - Poise & Wflrshjp Need a nde'? We'd picK you up at itie mai n entraooe on Sunday’s at 9 30 AM ft 10:40 AMI Look forlheFBC van I For more info, tall IJie diurth of See at 82S-aS3-S2Sl

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