2 The Pilot / October 14,1994
Campus Box 5384 Phone exL 4145
Jason Farr Dr. June Hobbs
James R. Sexton
Tonya Cochran, Michael Darnell, Scott
Elliott, Brandy Faught, Michelle Hill, Reggie
Hunt, Michael Owens, Telesa Wilson
Printed by King's Mountain Herald
Let's celebrate change
As we enter into the Homecoming week
end, let us all celd)rate one thing: Change!
There has been a lot of change to celebrate. Sure,
Gardner-Webb has changed. But that's not the only
thing we have to celebrate.
The one thing that many people tend to over
look is oneself. That's right. I said oneself. Have
you not changed? Think about how your life was
five or ten years ago. Look at the changes. Exam
ine them. Find out if they were good changes or
Change is defined by WebstCT as “to altCT or
make different, to become different, that which
makes for variety.” Two key words stick out in
that definition; different and variety.
To become different does not set one ^art
from society. It gives them a place in society. Add
ing variety to your life does not restrict you, if
anything, it gives you fireedom.
When celebrating change, let's not forget the
place from which we came. By remembering our
pasts, we can reach forth into the future and make
this an even better place to be.
We truly are fortunate to have such a won
derful institution. We shouldn't slandCT this place.
We should examine its strengths and strive to im
prove its weaknesses.
Gardner-Webb University truly is full of
“People Who Care.” We should remembCT that as
we celebrate the changes in our lives. For some,
G-W may have been responsible for those changes.
This is a great place to be. When you finally
graduate, you may realize that; if you don't already.
Then, will it really matter how bad the cafeteria
This week's Barking Bulldog deals with the
effectiveness and the quality of matoial in the Do
ver Library. The question asked to many students
Do you think our campus Ubrary is
sufficiently equipped with the materials you
need? Do you believe the Ubrary is up-to-
date and current?
Ho-e are some student opinions concerning
“I have found our library is very sufBcient
in meeting my needs. The Proquest computer pro
gram helped me find the information I needed.
The library also provides a great pljK« to study.”
“I do not think our library is up-to-date, and
I feel that they definitely need to add on. It re
minds me of a high school library.”
by Michelle Hill
“It's a little behind the times,” said sopho
more Gary Eller.
With the school's status change from college
to university, both students and faculty have voiced
concOTis about the adequacy oftheDovar Library.
For many students, the library is the main
source for research and study needs, but there are
many who feel that every need is not being suc
“Proquest is good,” comments Brock
Callison. “But if don't have the journals, what good
is the system?”
The Proquest system indexes 1600 periodi
cals. The library currently has 900 of those pCTi-
odicals. The periodicals to which Dover Library
does not have subscriptions can be obtained
through interlibrary loan.
According to the library director, Valerie
Parry, the library does not have sufficient funds to
meet every want or need at this time.
“We try to attain student acquisitions as long
“I think diere should be more comfNiters and
more help for those students who are unfamiliar
with the library.”
“I think the library has sufficient informa
tion, but it needs to be more current We need to
add on and bring in more mod^ technology.”
“I think most of our library is up-to-date.
Evoything I have experienced has been sufiBcient
“I am a music major, and I don't think tho'e
is sufBcient material for my major. I think they
should add to the amount of audio equipment”
as they are within our budget” Parry says.
“I think the library is adequate in some ar
eas,” comments one student “The religion and sci
ence areas are good, but casual reading lacks in
“We're happy to have people come in and
read for recreational purposes, but that is not our
first priority,” said Parry. “My periodicals budget
is considerably higher than my undergraduate and
graduate book budget.”
Each school year. Parry is allotted a library
budget designated by the administration. The al
lotted budget is divided into different areas such
as copier maintenance, supplies, and twenty-five
educational accounts. The remaining money is
used to meet student requests.
“We are a private institution and that limits
our funds. Academics must come first in our bud
get,” states Parry.
CurrenOy, thelibrary has 110-112,000 books
on haixl. 1000 of these books are recreational.
“Sure, there's lots of room for change,” said
Parry. “I really do feel it is adequate. It needs to be
more than adequate; it needs to be outstanding!”
Dover library a little behind the times
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