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Friday,March 30, 2007
The Pilot
Board of trustees approve Town and g^n Set to come ‘Alive’ again
additional faculty slots Bj^e ride hefras list® activities for GWU/Boiling Springs festival
By Rachel Lloyd
Pilot Photo Editor
When the Board of
Trustees met last week, it
approved the creation of two
additional faculty positions,
one in the communication
studies department and one
in the School of Education.
These two positions
supplement two positions
the trustees approved last
semester for the math and
English departments.
According to Associate
Provost Dr. James Dire, the
positions will add to exist
ing staff levels, and have
nothing to do with the un
filled faculty positions. Dire
said that it was important to
create new positions for a
growing student body, even
if they are not filled right
In the math department.
Professor Teralea Moore,
who began teaching as an
adjunct in the fall 2006 se
mester, has filled the new
three-quarter-time position.
She ■ teaches four classes
in the fall and two in the
spring. Moore teaches Math
100 and 105.
The math department
now has six full-time posi
“We have a lot of over
loads,” said Chairman Rob
ert Bass, regarding the new
position. “(Moore’s) posi
tion has alleviated the stress
of the overload.”
The English depart
ment’s new position was
created in fall 2006, but it
has not been filled. Dr. Janet
Land said that professors
in the department are cop
ing by teaching overloads,
using several adjuncts and
stretching enrollment for
core classes.
In the Department of
Communication Studies,
Chair Dr. Bob Carey said
a new public relations po
sition will help fill voids
across the board and reduce
the number of part-time po
sitions, which now totals
The department has
hired Lisa Leudeman, who
now teaches journalism and
public relations at Univer
sity of South Carolina Up
She will begin teaching
at GWU this fall.
The new position in the
School of Education deals
primarily with graduate-
level classes, according to
Dr. Donna Simmons.
She said that the new
position means using few
er adjuncts and will bring
more continuity to the de
‘Change in relationship’ for
GWU, Baptist Convention
Proposal allows 5 BSC-affiliated schools
to elect trustees without convention ok
By Ashley Chatham
kchatham@gardner-webb. edu
Boiling Springs and
Gardner-Webb University
will hold the second annual
Springs Alive Festival on
April 21.
Activities will be held
throughout the day, most
of them taking place on
GWU’s Quad.
“We expect a big crowd
and it will be fiin for the
community,” said Dawn
Anthony, assistant director
of alumni and parent rela
Offerings include the
Tour de Springs Bike Ride,
the YMCA Healthy Kids
Fun Run, a free tenni^lin-
ic, a car show, infl^^les,
train rides, swimming, the
Broyhill Adventure Course,
a climbing wall, carnival
games and live music from
local bands Ocean Boule
vard and Flint Hill Band.
Arts and crafts will be
available for purchase and
special entertainment will
be provided by The Acad
emy of Performing Arts,
Boiling Springs Singing
Stars, Fallston Elementary
Forte Singers, Elizabeth
Elementary School Encore
Singers, Joyful Hands Min
istry Team and the GWU
Jazz Band.
The bike ride is the first
event to occur, starting at
8:30 a.m. Last year, 85 cy
clists participated. That
number is expected to dou
ble this year.
A number of GWU pro
fessors rode in the Tour de
Springs last year and are
encouraging more students
to become involved in the
“Any student that has a
bike can ride and there are
enough people that you can
ride with someone, but you
have to wear a helmet,” said
Dr. Matt Theado, a GWU
English professor.
“You can use a bike from
your garage. Just pump up
the tires and make sure your
brakes work.”
The GWU swim team
will \ olunteer to help again
ihis^fcr with the ride’s reg-
istraron, traffic flow, direct
ing riders, serving drinks
and snacks at the three aid
“We couldn’t do it with
out the help from Mike
Simpson and his swim
team,” said Anthony.
“The event was very
well organized and the swim
team was great about do
ing the aid stops and keep
ing the cyclists on course,”
Theado said of last year’s
ride. “The bike ride is not a
race, but a community event
that is a good experience for
anyone with an average ath
letic ability.”
The bike ride is orga
nized to promote safe riding
and the ride will begin and
end on the GWU campus.
Riders can decide whether
they would like to enter the
60-mile metric century or
the half metric, which is 30
The ride fee is $15 and
the deadline for pre-regis
tration is today. The fee gets
you a T-shirt, snack and
Dr. Kent Blevins and his
son Timothy are planning
on riding together in the
“To prepare for such a
ride you should ride at least
two to three times a week,”
said Blevins, a professor of
religious studies at GWU.
Blevins wishes there
were more roads like the
one going towards the Broad
River because that road has
a bike lane.
“The more riders, the
better because motorists are
more aware and respectful
of cyclists and will slow
down and be more cau
tious,” said Blevins.
Dr. Chris Davis also rode
in the event last year, but is
unsure if he will participate
in the ride this year.
“1 have only been riding
for two years and was first
influenced by Dr. Theado to
start cycling,” said Davis,
a GWU English professor,
“but 1 also needed some
thing to help me keep in
All of the professors that
participated last year rode
the half metric race and all
who are competing this year
are still planning to do the
“Every time I wear that
T-shirt from last year, some
one always comments that
they didn’t get a chance to
ride in the event, but are
planning to try this year,”
said Theado, adding that he
definitely thinks the partici
pation will double from last
“A good benefit about
the event as a whole is that
it brings the community on
our campus and they can see
the facilities like the football
stadium since that is where
the ride begins.”
Anthony would like to
thank all of the members
on the planning teams, SGA
for helping set up the night
before, the Student Alumni
Council and the swim team.
“Most activities are free
and students should become
involved,” said Anthony.
“Bring lawn chairs and blan
kets and come out and enjoy
the day because it’s a great
experience for everyone.”
If bad weather should
occur, the event will be held
in the Lutz-Yelton Con
vocation Center. For more
information, call (704) 406-
By Matt Tessnear
matthewt1984@earthlink. net
Gardner-Webb Univer
sity will be able to elect its
own trustees, if the Baptist
State Convention’s board
of directors and conven
tion members approve the
change this year and in
The convention’s execu
tive committee unanimous
ly passed on March 6 a pro
posal that would allow all
five North Carolina colleges
and universities currently
affiliated with the Baptist
State Convention to inde
pendently elect all trustees,
without convention approv
al. The proposal was made
by the convention’s Council
on Christian Higher Educa
tion, according to a March
6 story in the Biblical Re
corder, a publication based
in Raleigh that has covered
Baptist life for more than 50
The presidents of Camp
bell University, Mars Hill
College, Wingate Universi
ty, Chowan University and
GWU have signed off on
the proposal, according to
the Recorder.
“This is basically a
change in relationship,” said
Noel Manning, GWU direc
tor of university and media
Currently, each trustee is
approved by the convention.
The proposal must be ap
proved by two consecutive
conventions, which meet
once a year. If approved,
GWU would begin select
ing trustees in 2009, with
out convention approval.
By 2012, GWU would
have a board of trustees en
tirely approved by the uni
versity, not the convention.
tion approval of the propos
al would phase out the con
vention funding by 2013,
which makes up 2 percent
of GWU’s annual budget,
and up to 4 percent of the
budgets of the other schools,
according to the Biblical Re
corder. Scholarship funding
will be awarded annually by
the convention.
GWU and the university
are not completely severing
ties, said Manning.
The Raleigh News &
Observer ran a story on
March 23, saying that the
convention-associated insti
tutions were “on the path to
divorcing the Baptist State
That is not the case, said
Manning, adding that the re
lationship and scholarships
for GWU students are im
portant to GWU President
Dr. A. Frank Bonner.
The Pilot first reported
on Nov. 3,2006, the conver
sations between the conven
tion and its funded schools.
Those meetings will contin
ue to occur, said Manning.
Faculty and staff reveal
Student-Elated ^t peeves
Tanning salon biz hot
By Jared Graf
jgrqf@gardner-webb. edu
It’s probably not a good
idea to make noise by gath
ering your things in an ea
ger effort to leave Dr. David
Parker’s English classes.
But before you settled
back into your seat and get
too comfortable, there are
plenty more pet peeves that
Gardner-Webb U^^rsity
Faculty and staff ^Kbers
shared with The Pilot.
Parker, an English pro
fessor, doesn’t like when
students use computers for
anything but taking notes
in class. He doesn’t like
students text messaging or
taking phone calls in class,
and packing up early is a pet
peeve because it creates a
domino effect of noisy stu
dents across the classroom,
he said.
Dr. Franki Burch is
baffled by how much trash
litters the ground on Gard
ner-Webb University’s main
Burch said she couldn’t
believe that students at a
school for higher learning
would just throw their trash
on the ground without giv
ing it a second thought.
GWU Head Wrestling
Coach Richard Wince said
he is annoyed by the unnec
essary student use of park
ing spaces. Students are
capable of walking to class
from the campus apart-
m^A he said.
" Paul Etter, GWU’s
choir director, would like to
see GWU implement a stan
dard campus time system, in
an effort to keep students on
the same schedule. Etter’s
peeve is that students come
to class late more than just a
few times.
For some professors, the
peeves delve into the class
material. Dr. David Yelton,
a professor of history, gets
irritated when students do
not read before class, he
Professor Sam Harrelson
has a simpler peeve. He said
doesn’t like students falling
asleep in class.
By Ashley Chatham
kchatham@gardner-webh. edu
Starting this week. Uni
versity Tanning on Main
Street will extend its daily
hours to be open until 10
p.m. through the spring and
“The business has taken
off so fast that I am having to
turn my office into another
tanning room,” said owner
Brian Green, adding that he
will also hire an extra em
“I really appreciate the
students’ response and their
support for the salon.”
Green has already pur
chased another 15-minute
tanning bed and the fourth
tanning room should be
completed within the next
By next week, each room
will have an individual air
conditioner that is manually
controlled, said Green. Also,
each room is provided with
moisturizers, towels, goggles
and a radio. Cold drinks are
available for purchase.
New customers get a free
first visit, and students and
educators get a discount on
all packages and lotions.
Since the salon opened.
Green said he has gotten
more business than his sis
ter’s salon, in Mocksville,
N.C., which has been open
much longer.
Green said he wants an
upscale tanning venue and is
willing to take any sugges
tions for improvements into
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