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Tuesday, February 8, 2000
The Official Campus Newspaper
Volume 2 No. 5
It is time to Ceiebrate
King, Jr. honored
A look at race relations on campus
photo by Brittany Jarvis
Jessica Newell, right, was one student who accepted Christ following one of the nightly Celebration meetings that start
ed Jan. 24. The annual Celebration Week began Monday evening at 7:07 p.m. and continued through Thursday night.
Dimensions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings also focused on Celebration week. The theme this year was ‘‘Get real.
There is more to this life." Organizers, Jordana Hart and Kelly Bland, emphasized that it was a time “for the masks to
come off and for students to get real with God." Student led and organized. Celebration Week was a time for students to
worship God in an informal setting.
Wellness Center finally open for students and staff
On January 17, America
observed Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day, in honor of one of the
most influential civil rights
leaders in America.
While the federal govern
ment took a day of rest,
King’s contributions on
January 18 with a special
Dimensions. The gospel choir
shared a energetic song before
Dr. K. Ray Hill spoke. Basing
his speech on Proverbs 3:5,
Hill also brought many of
King’s writings to encourage
and challenge the students. Hill
was supported by sporadic
clapping and shouts of
“Amen!” as he challenged stu
dents to personally find God
and to raise the standard of
what is acceptable. Finally,
Hill reminded everyone that
the rights we enjoy cost some
In past years, students have
expressed various opinions
about racial relations on cam
pus. Minorities represent
18.3% of the day-school stu
dent body at Gardner-Webb.
Divisions in the cafeteria
prompted an anonymous stu
dent last year to post a sign
denouncing the segregation
“Our cultures and back
grounds are completely differ
ent when we come here,” Joy
Edwards said. “We are equal,
but we are different.”
Other students agreed with
Jonathon Bell said, “You
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In a way, the University Physical
Development Complex, also known as
the BOST Suttle Wellness Center, may
be the new crown jewel on the Gardner-
Webb campus for students.
With the new complex, the BOST
gym, the renovated swimming pool, and
the Physical Education and Wellness
Faculty offices finally are all under one
roof. With the recent opening, Audrey
Sloan, the GWU Director of Student
Activities, can comfortably stretch back
in her new office and watch students
relax after class and hitting the books.
Sloan modestly shakes off the
responsibility for overseeing one of the
nicest complexes in the state.
“The 45 student-employees are the
lifeline of this team-effort achieve
ment,” she proclaimed.
“John White, our Complex
Coordinator, is the man behind the won-
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During trustee meetings in the past,
Sloan has pushed hard for a place for
students on campus.
“A place,” she explained, “where
[the students] can work out their bodies
after working out their minds.”
Sure enough, when the donation
from the Suttle family arrived, no time
was wasted in beginning rennovations
and new construction on the facility.
While finishing touches are being
applied, GWU students can already
enjoy the renewed gym, the swimming
pool, a free-weights room, a state-of-
the-art exercise machine room, a TV
lounge, and a game room consisfing of
pool, ping pong and air-hockey tables.
The only admission requirement is a
student, faculty or staff ID.
GWU President Christopher White,
has encouraged students, faculty and
staff to utilize the new facility as a way
to improve their physical wellness.
He added that it is another example
of Gardner-Webb grmving as an mstitu-
photo by Brttlany Jarvts
Terrence Oglesby, assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, tries out the exercise equipment
in the newly renovated University Physical Development Center. The center opened for use Jan. 25.
tion and offering students added bene- weights, shoot hoops, swim a couple of
fits to their college experience. laps, and then cool down with a game of
Go take advantage of the new com- ping-pong or air hockey,
plex; spend time on the treadmill, hit the ^ j s