RHA sends relief
Thursday, October 7,1999
The Official Campus Newspaper
Volume 3 No. 2
Gardner-Webb prepared for Y2K problems
The countdown has begun and Y2K
is coming. Some may think Y2K is a big
hoax, but it will affect everyone in
Mike Schoul, who
works for data pro
cessing at Gardner
Webb University, the
software used on
GWU’s campus is
Schoul assures stu
dents "not to worry
about Y2K and use
personal preference on how to prepare
But, Tim Wilson, publisher of Y2K
News Magazine, said, "Y2K is like
Hurricane Floyd." Individuals really
have no idea what Y2K is going to
affect. Wilson also said "The least pre
pared for Y2K are universities. Most
universities are not Y2K compatible. So
pay attention starting now."
Many individuals seem to think that
January 1, 2000 is Doom’s Day.
Actually, only 8
percent of the fail
ures will occur
during the first two
weeks of 2000,
ures have already
refers to Y2K as
"death by a million
paper cuts," as it is
a very slow occurring chain reaction.
Individuals are not informed about
Y2K. The biggest problem spawning
from Y2K is the uncertainty about the
severeness of the situation. Y2K is like
the boogieman with a mission to destroy
Are you Y2K Ready?
Some important tips for students
Jennifer Strong, a GWU student who worked with Tim
Wilson for a summer, compares preparations for Y2K to the
preparations taken for inclement weather. She suggests
several steps students can take to insure a smooth transi
tion into the year 2000;
□ Have flashlights and batteries or candles and matches
lJ Buy some bottled water.
J Fill your car with a tank of gas since you can’t pump
J Gather a couple of extra blankets.
U Stock up on non-perishable food items.
J Keep copies of all important transactions, accounts and
J Have a little extra cash handy.
every system in the world, from Webb. But, Y2K may not affect any-
Medicare to transcripts at Gardner- thing at all.
photo by Noel Manning
John Turner, right, talks with Dr Jones after the annual Senior Pinning ceremony in the LYCC Sept. 24.
largest Gift ever for school
GWU receives gift
Courtesy GWU public relations
announced the largest gift in
the institution’s history. The
donors are Winifred and David
Lindsay, former residents of
Rutherford County, whose
loyal support of GWU over the
years has had a major impact
on the campus and its students.
The gift totals $5.4 million.
The gift is comprised of two
distinct parts: (1) a significant
sum designated for the
University’s endowment for
student scholarship support;
and (2) an additional sum for
Prior to their deaths, Mr.
and Mrs. Lindsay established
several scholarship funds at
Gardner-Webb during their
lifetimes, including numerous
athletic endowments. The
Lindsays also are known for
their contributions to physical
improvements on campus.
Lindsay Hall is a classroom
building that also features
computer laboratories and
many faculty offices. Lindsay
Court, located in the Lutz
Yelton Convocation Center, is
the largest banquet facility in
The importance of Mrs.
Lindsay’s gesture cannot be
understated, according to Drew
Van Horn, GWU vice president
for university relations.
"A gift of this magnitude
has the ability to transform
schools the size of Gardner-
Webb. Not only does it provide
crucial endowment dollars for
scholarships, but it brings us in
line with many of our peer
institutions. We now join the
ranks of many prestigious col
leges whose largest gifts are
SEE GIFT Page 2