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Volume 76, Issue 29 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
May 6, 2011
Preparations finalized for commencement, fall semester
Graduating seniors are finalizing their
preparations for commencement next weekend,
while returning students are finalizing their
preparations for the fall semester.
Seniors who plan to receive their diploma at
the commencement ceremony next week must
have their student account paid in full by May 13
at 2 p.m., according to an e-mail sent Monday by
the College’s registrar, Alyse Hollingsworth.
Returning students will be able to check
their financial status beginning Aug. 2 via
WebTwister according to another e-mail sent
Thursday. Specific questions about billing are
to be directed to the finance office.
All full-time students will be charged $534
for enrollment in the student health insurance
program provided by UnitedHealthcare. As
with last year, there will be an eligibility period
to waive coverage. Students who wish to
waive coverage will need to provide “proof of
creditable health insurance coverage as deemed
by the College’s requirements,” said Thursday’s
e-mail. Applications may be found online. The
deadline for this has not been set.
Final grades for spring 2011 will be available
on WebTwister beginning Friday, May 13.
Printed grade reports will not be mailed out
unless requested specifically by the student.
Students who wish to receive a printed grade
report will need to complete a “Mailed Grade
Report Requesf ’ and submit it to the registrar.
This form and others are available on the BC
web site by visiting www.brevard.edu/registrar
and choosing the “forms” link.
Residential students not participating in
commencement exercises must check out of
their dorms by Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
•Finish all semester coursework
• Contact Judy Jones to give her name
of the person who will be hooding you
at the baccalaureate service on Friday
• Contact the bookstore about purchasing
your cap, gown, and hood.
• To receive your diploma at commencement,
your student account must be paid in full
and all fines must be paid.
• Visit www.brevard.edu/commencement
for these instructions as well as other
information about commencement.
In this issue...
Applications for student ambassadors
now being accepted 2
Expert on successful college experience
to speak 2
New wave energy testing facility 3
Cartoon by Karam Boeshaar 3
Editors bid farewell 4
Cartoonist returns home at own risk... 4
Student apathy out of the classroom.. 5
Serious answers to random questions 5
student athletes of the month 6
Cycling heads to road nationals 6
Arts & Life:
The best games I have ever played
Odds and Ends:
Chef Boy-ar-Dave 8
BC professor crossword 8
Cowie and Shaeffer take top honors
at the BC Athletic Award Ceremony
The Brevard College
Athletic Department celebrated
its annual Athletic Awards
Ceremony Monday evening
as the student-athletes of the
18 BC varsity sports as well
as friends, family, members
of the Tornado Club and
Community and the BC faculty
and staff met to acknowledge
the accomplishments of
the Brevard College teams
and students for the 2010-
Headlining the list of award
winners was the 2011 Male and
Female Athletes of the Year
in Tristan Cowie and Lindsay
Shaeffer and the 2011 Senior
GPA award winner, also Lindsay Shaeffer Other
awards given out at the ceremony included
the Student-Athlete Honor Roll and the team
This was the first time Cowie has won the BC
Male Athlete of the Year. Cowie was the 2010
USA Cycling Fall Mountain Bike Omnium
National Champion in guiding the Tornados to
their second consecutive Fall Mountain Bike
Cowie won his first national championship
back in 2008, taking the title in the men’s cross
country event and followed up with the short
track title in the same year The senior followed
up this season with his individual omnium title,
finishing as the silver medalist in the cross
country and bronze in the short track to give
the Tornados their second consecutive omnium
see 'Awards' page 3