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ready to help
The Writing Lab is again ready
to work with students on written
The Writing Lab staff does:
• Provide encouragement and
advice to build students’ confi
dence in writing.
• Work individually with stu
dents to improve their writing pro
• Help students understand
principles of grammar and punc
The Writing Lab staff does not
• Tell students what to write.
• Write or rewrite students’
papers for them.
• Proofread or edit students’
papers for them.
• Condemn or ridicule stu
• Condemn or ridicule faculty.
• Suggest what grades papers
The Writing Lab, located in
186 Pearsall, will be open MWF
from 9.10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
and TTh from 8:50 a.m. until 5
p.m. Students can make appoint
ments by calling 5325, or they
can just drop by for help. If they
drop by, the staff will try to ac
commodate them but cannot en
sure someone will be available.
Students may also be inter
ested in the Online Writing Lab
(OWL). The OWL offers email
and “real time,” online tutorials
for those who have questions
about their writing and cannot
visit the Lab in person. It also
contains useful handouts on writ
ing that range from basic matters
such as identifying subjects and
verbs to more advanced skills
such as paraphrasing. The OWL
can be accessed at http://
Dr. Doug Enders, assistant
professor of English, is director
of the Writing Lab.
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The SGA has announced its
spring meeting schedule.
Meetings are open to every
one, and everyone is encouraged
Meetings this spring will be
held on March 4, March 25, April
15, and April 29.
All meetings start at noon in
On display in the Trustees RM
(BA 132) are 18 photographs that
represent the final exhibiton prints
from the January Term class ART
192 J2, Introduction to Photogra-
The nine students that finished
the class did a marvelous job mak
ing the initial compositions and
exposures, developing their film,
printing the photographs, and
mounting them for exhibition.
The Modele Fashion Troop has
announced the winners of the 1st
Annual Valentine Raffle.
First place went to Baldo
Cordero. Second place went to
Lauren Causer, and third place
was won by Monique Townes.
Modele also wishes to extend
a sincere thanks to all who con
tributed to make this event a tre
mendous success. There will be
more exciting prograrmning to
come from your Modele Fashion
The John Gyles Education
Awards are available each year
to students in both Canada and
the United States.
They are the result of a pri
vate, benevolent endeavor estab
lished in 1990 with the help of a
Full Canadian or American citi
zenship is a requirement.
Awards are available to both
male and female students for all
areas of post secondary study. A
minimum GPA of 2.7 is required.
Criteria other than strictly aca
demic ability and financial need
are considered in the selection
process. Selected students will
receive up to $3,000.
Filing dates for mailing appli
cations in 2002 are April 1, June
1, and Nov. 15.
Students can receive an appli
cation by sending only a stamped
(U.S. postage, 34 cents), self-ad
dressed, standard letter size (No.
10) envelope to the following ad
dress: John Gyles Education
Awards, Attention; The Secretary,
P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside
Drive, Fredericton, New
Brunswick, Canada E3B 5G4.
The Scott Berkeley Chapter of
the Air Force Association will
soon be awarding $1,000 schol
arships to deserving students
bound for or already enrolled in
The applicant must be:
(a) A citizen of the United
States of America.
(b) Accepted for enrollment at
an academic institution in a bac
calaureate or higher degree pro
(c) Desirous of and willing to
commit to service in the military
or to obtaining a degree in a dis
cipline directly supporting aero
nautics or astronautics.
(d) Of good moral character.
(e) Physically and mentally
(f) In good scholastic standing
at his or her current academic in
stitution and capable of being
evaluated against peers based
upon academic achievements.
(g) Not a recipient of another
Air Force Association scholarship
in the same year.
Applications are available at
the Front Desk in the Financial
FOURTH MONDAY COLLOQUIUM
Monday, Feb. 25
Room 210, Gravely Science
Presentation by Dr. Dan Gall
Assistant Professor of Physical Science
‘‘The Fall of Teotihuacan, Tikal, Mesa Verde,
and the United States”
What happened at Teotihuacan, Tikal, and Mesa Verde? Can it
happen to us? Are there archaeological indicators that an extinct but
once-great civilization is in trouble and about to collapse? Do we
“look” like a great civilization about to collapse? It has been said that if
we don’t learn from history that we are doomed to repeat the mistakes
of the past... are we repeating the mistakes of the past?
Dr. Gall’s presentation, “The Fall of Teotihuacan, Tikal, Mesa Verde,
and the United States,” is an archaeologist’s “State of the Union Ad
dress” Doom-and-gloom or guarded optimism? You be the judge!