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Friday, February 2, 1990 No. 7
BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA
New Campus Minister
By Dawn Camp
The coming of 1990 brought several new
faces to Gardner-Webb College. Among
these is the new campus minister, Burdette
Originally from Sanford, N.C., Burdette
grew up in the atmosphere of the Baptist
church. Robinson graduated from UNC-
Chapel Hill with a degree in psychology and
attended Southeastern Seminary, where he
earned a degree in reUgious education. He
has served as the minister of education at
First Baptist in Sylva, and came to us from
First Baptist of Wilson, N.C.
"At Wilson, I worked closely with the
campus minister at Atlantic Christian,"
Robinson said. "I had never really con
sidered campus ministry a calling in which
I should serve."
"About a year and a half ago, I realized
that I enjoyed working with students even
more than the church work I was doing. So,
I began to pray about it, and I felt that the
Lord led me to the campus ministry."
Robinson admits that it is difficult to get
a position as a campus minister.
"Gardner-Webb was the first place I ap
plied to. Getting this job is a confirmation
that this is what the Lord wants me to do."
Even though the campus minister’s posi
tion has a lot of responsibilities, Burdette
stresses the importance of being in touch
with the students.
"Someone asked if I was the pastor of the
college. I thought about it and realized
that’s what I want to be. I want to be in touch
with the students’ lives and needs as well as
with the various religious groups on cam
"My greatest desire for students as they
are improving their minds in college is that
they not neglect their spiritual hfe. There
are lots of opportunities to grow at G-W.
Remember: ‘In pursuit of the sheepskin,
keep the shepherd in sight.’"
Communications Majors Mary Metcalf and Quinn
Howard admire tlie new equipment.
TV Studio a Reality
By Kathy Henson
After several weeks’ delay, Gardner-
Webb’s state-of-the-art TV studio finally
opened on January 23.
The delay was due to construction hold
ups and machine compatibility problems,
according to Dr. William B. Stowe, chair
man of the Communications Studies
The facility’s equipment, 3/4 inch broad
cast quality, consists of three "Mercedes"
VCRs for editing; one state-of-the-art
three chip camera (and access to a bor
rowed camera); a character generator;
mixer; control board; and 3 new monitors.
The studio has full editing capability and
some animation capability. "In terms of
each individual piece of equipment, there’s
no studio anywhere that has anything bet
ter," Stowe said.
The creation of the Communications
major five years ago also created the need
for such equipment in order to remain vi
"Of course it’s not as fully equipped... as
I like to see it. We can build on it. It’s a
Stowe also said that the number one pur
pose of the studio is teaching communica
tions majors. There is also a possibility of
broadcasting at a later date, and the studio
will be used for on-campus production such
as promotional films. However, Stowe
added, "One of our limits right now is staff
ing in production."
Stowe continued to say that the
administration’s support in buying the
studio helps prove that Communications
Studies is here to stay. "We’ve realized a
dream," he said. 'This is a place where G-W
can be proiid of itself."
By Kathy Henson
17 student leaders met' with Dean
Franklin January 11, 1990 to discuss cam
pus issues. The students voted on the top
five issues, which were then discussed in
The number one issue was Residence
Hall visitation. The students unanimously
wanted longer visitation hours, preferably
Thursday through Saturday 6-12,p.m.
Not surprisingly the number two issue
dealt with the cafeteria food. The vote to
improve this was also unanimous. The stu
dent leaders felt that the problem lay wi
poor equipment and lack of training for
some employees. They also complained
that workers were slow about keeping uten
sils and beverages in good supply. Finally,
the students expressed concern about the
high semester costs for food they do not eat.
Next on the agenda was Convocation
programming and requirements. The stu
dents seemed to be in agreement that con
vocation should be continued, but with bet
ter quality speakers. The poor acoustics of
the arena (site of most programs) were also
Parking was the fourth-ranked issue. The
students decided that there should be more
paved parking spaces. Dean Franklin added
that plans were being made to create more
parking in several places on campus.
Finally, the students dealt with the topic
of school spirit. The students concluded
that GWC’s poor school spirit is a result of
other problems, such as visitation and the
cafeteria. They also stressed that recruited
students need to be told that Gardner-
Webb is a Baptist-affiliated college with
certain rules (limited visitation, no alcohol,
etc.) and requirements (convocation) to
prevent students from being shocked when
they arrive and disobey rules.
Dean Franklin seemed hopeful that
many of these problems can be resolved or
improved. However, he told the student
leaders that not only does the college have
to think about what the students want, but
also the parents and trustees of the institu
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