North Carolina Newspapers

March 30, 2007
Volume 10 No. 12,
Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition
— In campus news —
The relationship between
GWU and the Baptist State
Convention is changing,
but will not be severed. See
what’s happening on Page 2.
GWU Assistant Provost
Carolyn Jackson rang the
bell at the New York Stock
Exchange on March 14.
She was a part of a group of
GWU students in New York
during spring break. See
more about the trip to New
York on Page 4.
What new faculty members
were hired recently? Page 2
— In community news—
What is the Tour de Springs
and how does it affect Boil
ing Springs? See the story
about the Springs Alive festi
val on Page 2.
Boiling Springs’ new tanning
business is physically grow
ing due to great business. See
more on Page 2.
— Opinion/editorial —
Matt lists his favorite 10
albums of all time in his
editor’s column on Page 3.
Jacob lists 10 songs that
should be avoided in certain
situations in his Wisdom on
Wheels column on Page 3.
— In sports —
Rob Tate and Dustin Porter
competed in the National
Championships of wrestling,.
See what Coach Wince had to
see about their performances
on Page 5.
Terra Wilson was named an
All-American.The senior’s
career doesn’t end there,
however.See more on Page 5.
No. 5 Clemson was on the
ropes Tues. against GWU,
but Coach Stoupe’s Bulldogs
couldn’t hold it. See Page 5
for more.
Saturday Sunday
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GWU makes joyful noise at NYSE
Ringing opening beii gives schooi great exposure to woridwide audience
By Matt Tessnear
matthewtl 984@earthlink. net
Dr. Carolyn Jackson and nine
Gardner-Webb University students
and faculty members participated
in the opening bell ceremony at
the New York Stock Exchange on
March 14. As a result, the phone
has been ringing a lot for Dr. An
thony Negbenebor, dean of the
Gardner-Webb University School
of Business.
A group of GWU students
and faculty were participating in
“Campus New York,” an annual
GWU trip that students can take
for course credit. A routine visit
to the stock exchange turned into
an opportunity to participate in
the opening trading ceremonies,
thanks to a relationship between
Dr. Barry Hambright, a GWU pro
fessor, and Murray Teitelbaum,
the stock exchange’s educational
Teitelbaum has visited GWU
before, according to Hambright
and Negbenebor.
Ten individuals from GWU
were chosen to stand on the stock
exchange podium, while the rest
of the 48-member group watched
from the floor below.
Jackson rang the bell at 9:25
“We were given instructions,
we clapped for 30 seconds and
Dr. Jackson rang the bell for 10
seconds,” said Hambright, who
was on the podium during the cer
emony. “It’s sort of a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity.”
The GWU logo appeared on
the screen behind the group dur
ing the bell ringing, which gave a
Ji NYSE Group
Courtsey of: GWU Business School
Dr, Carolyn Jackson rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange March 14 as part
of Gar^[”-Webb UiH'^irsity’s “Campus New York” course. Dr. Barry Hambright, at the far right,
arrangCTRhis excepronal opportunity for the group of GWU students.
lot of publicity to the university,
according to Jackson.
“What matters is that they
flashed GWU,” said Negbenebor,
“because if GYTJ wins, we all
Negbenebor said the opportu
nity was especially important to
the GWU School of Business be
cause of the relationship between
the stocjjpexchange what is
taught i.k »^.siness claM,}.
“For business folks, this was
the ultimate in business, to par
ticipate in the ringing of the bell,”
said Negbenebor. “Since the bell
ringing on the 14th, I’ve gotten
calls from my colleagues across
the country, asking ‘How did you
do it?’ These folks made the busi
ness school proud. (Hambright)
deserves all the credit because he
made it happen.”
The business school is cur
rently doing fundraising projects
for technology and scholarships.
Frank R. Nanney Hall under way
Ceremony marks beginning of construction of new Noei Program home
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By Rachel Lloyd
Pilot photo editor
Sunshine broke through
cloudy skies Thursday morning,
matching the upbeat mood of the
people at the groundbreaking cer
emony for Frank R. Nanney Hall
on the Gardner-Webb University
The crowd included the staff
and student clients of the Noel Pro
gram, which the new building will
house. The Noel Program serves
students with a range of physical,
social and learning disabilities.
Faculty and staff from across the
campus and members of the board
of trustees joined Frank Nanney
and his family for the event.
The groundbreaking took place
in the valley between the academ
ic buildings and residence halls, in
view of the new scar in the ground
where the smokestack behind
Withrow Hall used to be. The old
boiler plant was tom down during
spring break to make room for the
new 12,000-square foot building.
Vice President for Develop
ment Steve Varley served as mas
ter of ceremonies, first inviting
Cheryl Potter, Noel Program di
rector, to offer remarks.
“We believe we have a tremen
dous program of support services
for students with disabilities here
at GWU and now there will be a
building that reflects the quality
of this program, and that’s a great
feeling,” said Potter. She said the
Noel Program began 30 years ago
with a deaf student and now serves
about 100 students.
Potter recognized her staff,
whose teamwork she credited with
making the program a success.
GWU President Frank Bonner
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Photo by: Rachel Lloyd
These shovels were used for the ceremonial turning over of
earth at the ground breaking ceremony for the new building
that will house the Noel Program for students with diabilites.
voiced the Noel Program’s impor- After a brief speech by Ranee
tance to the university. Henderson, vice president of the
“It is critically important to
this u’:^rsity, ik fully consis
tent w, 'our VC K, that all stu
dents - regardless of disability
- have full access and opportunity
in the Gardner-Webb experience,”
he said.
board of trustees, Nanney stepped
behind the podium to give a heart
felt and humorous speech.
He recounted the purchase of
100 acres of cleared land in the
see page 4
so the stock exchange experience
came at the perfect time, said Neg
Potential students and faculty
members could also have interest
in the business school because of
the stock exchange experience, he
“This has added value to our
program,” said Negbenebor. “God
is really looking down on the busi
ness school.”
See related story on page 4
Plans afoot to
revamp DCC
meal exchange
By Grace Whiteside
Special to The Pilot
Rumors have been circulating
around campus that the meal ex
change located in the Dover Cam
pus Center is going to be replaced.
Nothing, however, has been final
ized or formally discussed, ac
cording to Gardner-Webb Univer
sity officials.
With the exception of the meal
exchange, the entire downstairs
of the DCC will be renovated,
said Suzanne Glasscock, direc
tor of dining services. At present,
the only changes in the meal ex
change will be the expansion of
the menu.
“I know that something is go
ing to happen, because SGA want
ed something new down there,”
said Glasscock, director of dining
services at Gardner-Webb.
Matt Walters, president of the
Student Government Associa
tion, has been corresponding with
Wayne Johnson, associate vice
president for operations. They
agree that the downstairs area of
the DCC should offer students
more options.
“Administration is really try
ing hard to make this a better place
for the students,” said Walters.
Glasscock and Johnson have
been communicating, and would
like to see the downstairs “fire
side lounge” become more student
friendly, especially since it will be
a while until a new student center
will be built, said Glasscock.
“I’m hesitant to speak about
see page 4

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