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Gardner-Webb University
THE PILOT
Faculty
Spotlight
see page 3
No. 6 November 18,1994
The Official Campus Newsps^r
Boiling Springs, NC
Cochran resigns; Curry appointed new chief
by Reggie Hunt
staff writer
“ My time at Gardner-Webb University
has been a very positive and rewarding expe
rience, and I’ll remain closely associated
through friends, athletics and other activities,”
said Charles Cochran, who has recently an
nounced his resignation as Chief of Security.
Chief Cochran has accepted a job at
Cleveland Memorial Hospital. This job will
allow him the opportunity to build up a police
force from nothing. While the salary is a little
better, Chief Cochran assures us that money
has little to do with his departure.
“It is a rare opportunity to build a force,
hire officers, and make policies. I welcome
the occasion to administer a police department
from its inception,” said Cochran.
Chief Cochran thanks the faculty and stu
dents at GWU for being supportive in his de
cision. He comments it will be sad to leave.
“It was a tough decision to make, but I’m ex
cited about the new challenge. It's kind of like
when a youngster leaves home. They are ex
cited , but still sad about leaving home.”
Cochran observes that, “Opportunities arise
unexpectedly at times and one must be pre
pared to accept new challenges.”
Officer Tracy Curry will be Cochran's
successor as Chief of Security. Curry, 27,
comes well recommended.
“Officer Curry demonstrates a lot of ini
tiative. He has received good recommenda
tions from Chief Cochran, as well as the Boil
ing Springs Police Department,” said Dean
Scott.
Scott predicts that, “In Chief Curry
Gardner -Webb has the opportunity to see
please see Curry page 3
Officer Tracy Curry will assume his new
position as Chief of Security on November 18.
At age 27, Chief Curry becomes the youngest
person to serve as Chief in Gardner-yfebb's 90
year history.
Worldwide computer system installed on campus
by Michael Owens
staff writer
Where can you discuss theology, plot
strategies for paving the earth, locate cheap
flights to Bolivia, or find out about new CD’s
before they hit the market? Where can you
collect digital graphics or search the holdings
of a library on the other side of the world?
The answer is Internet, and it’s coming to
Gardner-Webb.
Internet is a connection of computers
at research universities, colleges, and govern
ment centers around the world. In the U.S. it
is operated by the National Science Founda
tion through the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications. Internet allows
people read Shakespeare “on-line” and index
such things as the Library of Congress and the
Oxford University Library because it is linked
to 45 states, 16 countries, spanning five conti
nents.
How then, will Internet help Gardner-
Webb University? Dr. Kevin B infield that it
will allow students and faculty to obtain the
most current and up-to-date information from
around the world. It will also help faculty
members stay current in their field. Currently,
interlibniry loan can often be tedious and time
consuming. With Internet, one can simply or-:
der the book directly from a computer. Users
can also send or receive electronic mail (E-
mail) to anyone around the world who is an
Internet user.
Gardner-Webb is in the early stages of
creating an Internet system. The University
received a $25,000 federal grant which pro
vided several things: bringing the Internet
lines from Charlotte to GWU, annual equip
ment maintenance, circuit access, Internet
membership, Internet access, two years of ac
cess, limited technical support, and installa
tion of a 56K circuit. Simply put, the grant
“brings” the Internet service to Gardner-Webb.
please see Internet page 3
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