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in cheerleaders Our goal.
By MICHAEL GARCIA
After last year’s flirtation with
having a cheerleading squad, N.C.
Wesleyan students now seem
ready to make a go of it.
Headed by co-captains Laurie
Henderson (So.) and Katie Baines
(So.), the Cheerleading Club has
managed to raise enough interest
to recruit ten students (nine
women and one man) to partici
pate in this year’s Cheerleading
Intending to bring much
needed energy to the fans, the club
intends to perform at men and
women’s basketball games, dur-
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Wesleyan does,” Kosal pointed
out. Requirements for the degree
include courses in biology, chem
istry, mathematics, physical sci
ence, and economics.
Kosal said that one of Wes-
leyan’s courses, “Introduction to
Environmental Science,” which
she teaches, is offered every
spring as an option for meeting
the ethics component of the
College’s general education re
“The course is available to all
Wesleyan students, so we have
both environmental science ma
jors and non-majors in the
course,” Kosal said. Course con
tent includes a survey of the dy
namics of water, air, geology, and
the biosphere, and an examina
tion of human activities that af
fect those resources.
Wesleyan students and others
at the College also have taken
part in a project to clean up a
little-used wooded area of the
campus to make it suitable and
attractive for use by the Wesleyan
N.C. Wesleyan is involved in
a variety of ongoing projects that
help elementary school students
in the community as well as
Wesleyan students appreciate and
better understand their environ
ment. Kosal and several of her
students meet with third and
fourth graders in a project called
“EcoTeam,” which has presented
lessons on environmental issues
in Nash County and Rocky Mount
In addition, a bird banding and
identification program on the
Wesleyan campus will resume in
the spring, led by Dr. Marshall
Brooks, professor of education.
ing time outs and half time. While
most of their cheering will be
done at home games, the club
does intend to perform at away
games close by.
This is the first time in five
years that N.C. Wesleyan has had
a consistent cheerleading squad.
A number of people have ex
pressed enthusiasm over the club.
“I’ve waited five years to see
descent cheerleaders at this
school,” said custodian Steve
However, some individuals are
not completely satisfied with the
current state of affairs regarding
the Cheerleading Club.
Rachel Dix, former head of the
N.C. Wesleyan Cheerleaders for
ten years, said that it is “disheart
ening to see it now compared to
how it was.”
Dix cites how cheerleading
here at N.C. Wesleyan used to be
a varsity sport. Dix feels that
“cheerleading is not a club activ
ity.” Despite her misgivings re
garding the current organizational
status of the Cheerleading Club,
Dix is quite pleased with the de
termination of the Club’s mem
“I admire the girls that are do
ing it now,” said Dix.
The club’s members, most of
whom having previous cheer
leading experience, are comprised
of only freshmen and sopho
mores, but come from a wide
spectrum of individuals from the
Wesleyan community. Although
young, the squad does have high
hopes for this year and for the
“We hope to get recognized
by the student body this year and,
eventually, be recognized by the
NCAA,” says Henderson.
Faculty use SSC
for office hours
The Student Support Center is
offering faculty advising hours in
the center on a weekly basis.
During the spring semester,
four faculty members — Dr.Kaye
Campbell, Dr. Jay Stubblefield,
Ms. Kathy Wilson, and Ms.
Jeananne Kenney — will be hold
ing three of their office hours per
week in the SSC.
Students are encouraged to use
this resource whenever possible
to explore possibilities concern
ing career path, class sequencing,
graduation requirements, or
Contact Brad Wingo, Student
Support Services, x 5106, for
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