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No. 1 August, 1993 The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
Residence Life collects new ‘communications’ fee
Upon returning to school, resident stu
dents found that they will be required to pay a
new communications fee of $40 each semester
per roommate and $80 for singles.
This new communications system will
let G-WU resident students take advantage of
bulk buying power. Each room is outfitted
with phone and cable jacks which are opera
tional as soon as the occupant plugs in a phone
or hooks the cable to a TV.
Each resident student will be billed for
this service, and if the student does not pay the
fee, transcripts and grades will be held, regis
tration for classes will be prevented, and a
room change may be required.
Each resident student will be given a 4-
digit number to serve as a phone number.
Residents will also be given a card with a
code on it so that they can make long distance
calls. The purpose of this code is to keep a
student from receiving unwanted long dis
tance charges made by a roommate or a friend.
Each student will be billed individually
for their long distance calls. If the card which
has the code on it is lost, a code replacement
fee will be assessed to the student.
There is also a credit limit set for the
amount of long distance calls a student can
make in a certain time period. Residence Life
claims this will prevent abuse and unexpected
Residence Life also claims that this plan
Welcome Back Week
The Spencers are billed as "America’s
favorite illusion team."
The husband and wife team of Kevin and
Cindy Spencer will be performing magic and
illusions on Thursday, 8 p.m., at the Dover
"Well, we're going to be different than
any other magic show you've ever seen," Kevin
Spencer says, describing his show.
"We try very hard to give (an audience)
Carl Rosen, keyboardist/vocalist, will per
form on Wednesday, 8 p.m., at the Dover
Theatre. His style is compared to that of Billy
Joel and Elton John.
Comedian Robbie Prinz, who has ap
peared on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour
show, will also perform during orientation
week on Friday, 8 p.m., at the Dover Theatre.
Saturday night. The Jump Club will
present a laser, video dance from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 a.m. in the LYCC, Dancers will be
G-WU Local Local
Comm. Phone Cable
Statistics provided by Residence Life.
will save callers up to $7.50 a month in sur
charges which are charged for using a calling
Students will not have to pay an addi
tional fee if they decide to change rooms.
A disadvantage of the phone system is
that students may hear a call back tone when
all campus lines are in use. Students will not
be able to accept collect calls either.
Also special calling plans currently en
joyed by students will not be available with
this system. If a student wishes to use an
alternate calling plan, they must purchase a
private line from Southern Bell, as well as pay
the communications fee.
The reasoning for a mandatory fee is that
Residence Life cannot offer the plan without
cooperation from every student on campus.
Appeared on MTV's
"Half Hour Comedy
Hour," and show
cased at the 1993
Welcome Back Week
Wednesday Carl Rosen Dover Theatre
Thursday The Spencers Dover Theatre
Friday Robbie Prinz Dover Theatre
Saturday Dance LYCC
Sunday Sunday Service Dover Chapel
Variety Show Dover Theatre
All times are at 8p.m. excluding the dance at 9:30 p.
.m. and the Student-led Sunday Service at 11:00 a.m.
dazzled by lasers while videos will be dis
played on monitors.
A student-led Sunday service will be in
the Dover Chapel at 11 a.m. with special guest
speaker, a former president of the Southern
Baptist Association. The week concludes with
a freshman variety show Sunday, 8 p.m., in the
Residence Life claims that this new plan
willsavestudents with a roommate up to $140
for two semesters. This figure is derived from
the difference between the cost of local phone
and local cable services with the cost of G-WU
communications (see chart).
Cable is not optional this year as it was
last year. The cable cost is included in the
communications fee. Each room will have to
pay an exU'a amount for premium channels
such as HBO or Showtime.
Private phone lines from Southern Bell
are still available in the rooms, but residents
must still pay the communications fee in addi
tion to the cost of a private line.
Other projects by
■ New security systems have been in
stalled in each residence hall allowing ac
cess to halls soley by the use of a student
■ Nanney Hall has received new furni
ture and new carpel.
■ Myers and Spangler Halls were ihe
recepients of a new roof. The cost of the
roof was $30,000.
■ Myers Hall received a new air condi
continue in fall
The parking (or lack oO saga has a sequel
this year. The parking lot in front of Bost Gym
fromerly used by Spangler/Myers residents is
now off limits to that group.
The parking lot is now reserved for com
muting students. Residents of Myers and
Spangler will be ticketed if they park their cars
in this area.
Parking Ticket Tip
■ Parking tickets are often voided in the first
few weeks of school if taken to Safety and Security
propmtly. CheifHelton is looking for compliance,
not your book money.
Residents of Myers/Spangler will now
have to park behind the residence hall or the
end of the hall facing away from campus, in
areas which are unpaved, and behind the Lutz-
Yelton Convocation center which is used for
parking during events held in the LYCC.
With this change, the residents of Myers/
Spangler has no paved parking to be used soley
for the parking of residents.
9 Month Cost Comparison
. ^ $188.75
$160.00 [2 persons]
[2 persons - 1
phone & cable]