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Thursday, March 1st, 1990 No. 9
THE ill PILOT
GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE
BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA
Dean Bonner
Visits Dotoh
By Kathy Henson
Co-Editor
Dean of Academic Affairs Frank Bonner
recently visited Dotoh University in
Momebetsu, Japan where he worked out
further arrangements for an exchange
program between the university and
Gardner-Webb College.
GW is one of five schools from all over
the United States that Dotoh selected for
its exchange program. Japanese parents
are very selective about where they send
their children. "I think they saw Gardner-
Webb as being a rural environ
ment...church related...based on values that
were very people oriented and very
caring...the kind of enviroiunent parents
would want," said Bormer. "Fm also told
that we were spoken highly of by the presi
dents of the other institutions."
While there, Bonner spoke with officials,
parents, and students about what GWC has
to offer. "The language was somewhat dif
ficult...Part of the time one of the faculty
members came in and translated for us," he
said.
Japanese exchange students will study
two years of core curriculum at Dotoh, in
cluding intensive English. Then in the sum
mer of 1991, up to 20 students will come to
Gardner-Webb for an intensive three
month study of English. They will attend
regular classes in the fall. Right now, ten
students }i2vc indicstcd OW'C ss thc^'r fi^st
choice, making it the second most popular
of the five schools.
Hopefully in two to three years GWC stu
dents will be going to Dotoh. The visits will
probably be short at first with classes in
Enghsh and some instruction in Japanese.
Bonner said, "Dotoh is very gracious...and
they have said...‘we’d love for your students
to come! The problem is language and ex
pense...a freshman at Dotoh pays $10,000 a
year, just tuition. If we can figure out the
GWC: NCAA Bound?
By Dawn E. Camp
Co-Editor
Gardner-Webb College is considering a
move to the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA). GWC is a member
of the smaller, less-known National As
sociation of Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA).
The NAIA’s Council of Athletic Direc
tors for the South Atlantic Conference has
proposed that all Division II schools move
from the dwindling association.
"Only 50 football playing schools remain
in the NAIA, "said GWC Athletic Director
Woody Fish. 'There are a few more basket
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ball schools left, but the association has lost
a number of schools. The NCAA now has
about 1,000 schools."
Joining the NCAA will decrease the
amount of dues the school must pay as a
member of the association. NCAA dues
are $900/year while NAIA dues are
$3000/year. The NCAA also covers post
season expenses. NAIA schools pay their
own.
Fish said, "The NCAA will stress greater
enforcement of rules, but it brings an extra
stamp of approval. The NCAA offers na
tional approval, and it will expose us to a na
tional audience.
Current NCAA schools include Division
lA- UNC, Wake Forest, Duke; Division
lAA- Appalachian State, Western
Carolina; Division II- Wofford; Division
III-Guilford.
"(This move) is a tremendous step for our
institution. It shows we’re maturing and
growing. It will help us nationally. The
more people that hear of GWC, the more
chance we’ll have of recruiting not only stu
dent athletes but students."
As new NCAA schools, the teams will
not be allowed to compete for champion-
SEE "NCAA" p. 7
language barrier and the financial barrier
then we would definitely like to be able to
give Gardner-Webb students the oppor
tunity to study in Japan."
Dotoh’s chancellor Jun Sakurai said that
there were many other American institu
tions in Japan trying to recruit students
without any affiliation with Japanese
schools. Bonner said, "For us...it’s a
tremendous benefit to have that...affiliation
because as we look to international rela
tions and...foreign study, we have a friend
in Japan."
Hopefully the arrangement with Dotoh
will build enough interest in students and
faculty for Gardner-Webb to expand its
foreign exchange program to universities in
other countries.
College Bowl
Planned
By Dawn E. Camp
Co-Editor
The Honors Program plans to sponsor a
college bowl competition from March 19 to
March 26. Dr. Rudee Boan, director of the
program, said, 'The competition will be
something like the old TV College Bowl
format on the 1960’s similar to the High-Q
format found in high school competitions
now." Questions will range from the harder
academic subjects to rock music, movies,
and entertainment to sports.
Matches are scheduled from 7 to 9 each
evening. There will be four games per night
with each game lasting approximately 30
minutes. Each game will be divided into 12
minute halves. The winners moves on to
the next round; losers are eUminated.
Teams consist of six people. Four from
each team will play at a time. Boan said,
"We’re looking for student teams. All stu
dents are eligible. I would encourage com
muter teams to form. The idea is to make
this a campus-wide institution for residents,
commuters, and GOAL students.
SEE "BOWL" p. 7
    

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