North Carolina Newspapers

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Gardner-Webb University
New Nutty
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No. 5 October 31,1994
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
SGA searches for solution to parking woes
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by Brandy Faught
staff writer
The Student Government Association has
formed a parking committee to focus on the
problem of parking on campus and to seek a
plausible solution.
The problem of parking is not one of ac
commodation but one of convenience. “If you
consider the campus as a whole,” says Chief
Charles Cochran, “there are plenty of spaces
to accommodate the students.”
Parking becomes a convenience problem
when residential students drive to different
areas on campus and can’t park where they
would like to. Faculty members as well as
commuter students are then often forced to
search for parking, especially around the DCC.
Removing freshmen parking privileges
was mentioned as a solution to the problem at
a recent SGA meeting; however, according to
parking committee chairman Todd Wimberly,
this suggestion was not considered effective.
“We discussed it and decided it wasn’t a
good suggestion,” said Wimberly. “We re
member what it was like to be a freshman and
we know there’s not a lot to do in Boiling
“There are a lot of smdents without cars,”
points out Cochran. “The issue is that stu
dents with cars should leave them at their resi
dence halls. There are not enough spaces for
students to park at other facilities such as the
cafeteria or their classes.”
The parking committee has conferred
with Chief Cochran and Dean Scott about
possible solutions. The Director of Engineers
of the North Carolina Department of Trans
portation visited the campus and performed a
survey revealing places where additional park
ing could be added.
The suggestions made were to add more
parking around the curb at the Dover Chapel
and to remove the bars in the fire lane at Stroup
and add additional parking there.
The parking committee has made other
suggestions that could possibly be solutions
to this problem.
Both students and administration con
tinue to seek a solution to the parking prob
Professor retires after
by Michael Owens
staff writer
Dr. Vann Murrell, professor of religion,
is undoubtedly one of the most interesting in
dividuals on the GWU campus. This Decem
ber, after more than 27 years as a professor,
Dr. Murrell will be retiring.
When asked why he came to Gardner-
Webb, Dr. Murrell cited many reasons. While
teaching at what was then Campbell College,
he was invited by former President Poston to
assist Gardner-Webb by serving as a profes
sor of religion and to work on the transforma
tion of G-W from a junior college to a four-
year school. Viewing this as a challenge and
feeling that Boiling Springs was an ideal place
to raise a family. Dr. Murrell came to Gardner-
Dr. Murrell's single greatest memory
27 years of service
of Gardner-Webb is being selected Teacher of
the Year by the Ministerial Alliance. Although
he considers the award meaningful, he feels
that even greater has been the opportunity to
instruct more than 9,000 students.
Dr. MurreU also reminisced about his
educational experience. After high school, he
went to Wake'Forest College. At first, he
majored in business, but by the age of 20, felt
God calling him into the ministry. Because of
this, he majored in religion and graduated Phi
Beta Kappa. From Wake Forest Dr. Murrell
went to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ken
tucky, until he transferred to Southeaster Semi
nary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. There
he finished second in his graduating class. Af
ter serving for a time in the pastorate. Dr.
Murrell was given the privilege and opporm-
nity to study at the University of Edinburgh,
please see Murrell page 3
inside Stuff
Memories. ■■■■■■■■■■■ ipage 2
Suitcase College* ■■■■■■■ "page 3
New Nutty Stuff ■■■■■■■■■ page 3
Athletes of the Month. ■ ■ ■ apage 4
Walking in the halls, and asking myself why. Why did
you leave us and never say good-bye. It all makes
sense in a way. Because you knew you were leaving
that day. You picked out a pretty suit to go on your
trip. But you never told us about this long adventur
ous trip. You were so excited all last week. You
couldn't wait to see the old lady you had to meet. You
packed all your fine shoes and skirts. Some you paid
more than $50 a skirt. You have been going on these
long trips for years, But we didn't know that it would
mng us tears. Tears for laughter, tears because we're
sad. Sad you're gone, but no we're not mad. We will
indeed miss you for lots of things. Being our mom for
so many years and calling our names. You knew
every one of us who lived with you. And you always
:ared what we do. You were there every year between
8 and 4. For us to check in our rooms and open our
doors. You ate lunch with us students and talked the
whole time. Sometimes you took us and didn't charge
us a dime. You took care of us when we were cold.
You asked each of us “Are you cold. ” You worked
very day for 8 and 10 hours. We never knew that you
were tired No, tired, not until now. Now you have
gone on home anyhow. We will miss your laugh and
>mile. And all the times you went that extra mile. God
had planned this long before. Before we knew he had
opened the door. So we say have a nice time, and not
good-bye. Because Ms. Street is in a safer place and
there is no question “why"

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