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Practice for the
see page 3
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
Possible residence hall switch in the works
by Kevin Walter
For the last three years we have had over
crowding in the male residence halls.
This has been a growing concern for the
school. Residence Life is now trying to come
up with some proposals to fix this problem.
One of the considerations is to switch
Royster with one of the women's halls, possi
bly Decker. This would exclude Nanney since
their sizes are very similar.
If this was done it would give the school
more room for male students. There should
not be a reversed problem since there has
always been empty rooms in Decker.
Decker has approximately 40 more rooms
than Royster. Last semester, private rooms
were canceled in male residence halls and
male RA's had to give up private rooms until
space was found for the overflow.
Since the Brazilian students arrived on
campus this semester, currently there is not as
much empty space in Decker though. It is not
known at this date if the Phil Young school
will continue to be held at Gardner-Webb in
The school is “... very interested that the
students have a voice, that's why RHA is
involved with making proposals,” stated
Wayne Johnson, director of ResidenceLife.
RHA Should be turning in their propos
als with in 30 days from the day Mr. Johnson
was interviewed. His interview took place on
Nothing is definite right now,'everything
will be reviewed later. The final decision “...
might be to not change anything,” said Mr.
The school just wants to do what is in the
student's interest* that is why the RHA was
requested to help in the proposals.
As of this writing, the RHA has not met
to discuss any proposal, according to Ginger
Pate, the national communications coordina
tor for the RHA.
To all those interested, the RHA meetings
are open and anyone may attend them.
On a historical note. Decker served as a
male residence hall for many years in the 50's
by Jason Farr
Many of you may have noticed that there
was not an RA to be found on the G-W campus
One tends to ponder what really went on
while the Resident Assistants, Area Directors,
and Graduate Resident Directors attended an
R.A. Revival on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne
The schools attending the revival were
Gardner-Webb, Davidson, Lees-McRae, and
The purpose of the revival was for the
Residence Life staff to gain information from
other schools concerning their policies and
procedures, to give the resident assistants an
opportunity to associate with RA's from other
campuses and gain an insight on how they live
The main focus of the revival was for the
Resident Assistants to realize that individual
ity is the key to being successful .. Exerpts
from Robert Fulghums A//1 Really Needed to
Know I Learned in Kindergarten were used to
give insight on how this can be done.
“I wanted my RA's to get a better under
standing of what residence life is all about,”
said Arvle Dunn, Area Director for Lutz-
Members of the Residence Life staff, doubling as the
RHA council, ham it up for the camera.
Yelton and Mauney dormitories.
Some positive aspects of the workshop
was the interaction with other resident assis
tants and area directors.
“In some aspects, the revival was pro
ductive," said RA John Edwards. "I feel that it
would have been better if we had our own
revival for our RA's.”
This was the consensus from many of the
RA's that attended. The problem was that G-
W took approximately 25 RA's and this group
made up well over h^f of the total group. So
when the RA's would go to the workshops,
they found themselves interacting with each
other, instead of those from other schools.
“We have always had more attendees
than any other school," said Wayne Johnson,
Director of Residence Life. "TTiat is some
thing that I am very proud of”
A Look Back
Faculty Q & A
by Telesa Wilson
A Senate meeting was held Tuesday, Janu
ary 25 at 6:30 in the DCC Board Room during
which two new Senators were appointed posi
tions in the Student Government Association.
Senators Mick Ayala and Casondra Elton
transferred last semester, leaving unfilled
spaces for junior and freshman class senators
respectively. Also, Thomas Garrett, a senator
for the senior class, resigned.
Representatives from the senior class
nominated Stuart HerbertandToddWimberly
for the position of senior class senator.
The senate voted on the nominations,
electing Todd Wimberly for the position of
senior class senator.
The senate voted on the nominations,
electing Todd Wimberly for the position in a 7-
5 outcome. Three senators abstained from
Jason Whitehead was elected freshman
class senator with three votes. None of the
senators voted against the nomination. Twelve
New business dealt with by the senate
was introduced by Heather Barnes.
“There have been problems in communi
cating when school will be closed due to
see SENATE page 3
Career guidance offered at Gardner-Webb
For students interested in part-time, or
even full-time jobs after graduation, you should
consider visiting the Career Planning and Place
The coordinator is Hope Toney, a gradu
ate of the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte, and her office is located in the DCC,
If you are interested in finding a job, you
should contact Toney and get a placement file
Possible employers will contact Toney
and she will have your file on hand so inter
views and be arranged, most of which will take
place on campus.
Her office also sponsors job fairs and a
job bulletin board in the DCC. Also she has
resources to help you find an internship.
Contact her office for more information.
Watch The Pilot Campus Calendar for job fairs.