Volume 11 No
Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition I Theater receives regional recognition
'In campus news-
Progress is being made
on the future home of
the Noel Program. See
Dr. Webb settled in at
Want to study in
Wales? See p^ge 2.
'In community news-
“The Ride” provides
supplies for loc£ll
homeless shelters. See
Editor Rebecca Clark
says midterms are a
good thing. See page 3.
Jacob Conley found
good things on a bad
day at App State. See
Men’s soccer team fi
nally posts a win. See
Golf team a hit at Pop
lar Hill tournament.
See page 3.
Appies happy after
football game. See
By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
Three members of the theater
section of Gardner-Webb Uni
versity’s Communication Studies
Department won four awards in
the Metrolina Theater Association
awards in its college and univer
Assistant professor Scot La-
haie won for best director for
“Waiting for Godot,” which was
staged in fall 2006.
Assistant professor Christo
pher Keene won two awards for
“Waiting For Godot”: best set de
sign and, in a tie with a professor
from UNC Charlotte, for outstand
ing lighting design
Senior student Caleb Moore
won best lighting design for “Lear:
ReLOADED,” which was staged
in the spring
The awards events was Sept.
16 in Charlotte.
“We were confident going in,”
Keene first got involved with
the Metrolina Theatre Associa
tion’s awards program four years
ago as a judge of plays done by
colleges and universities in the
Charlotte-Metrolina area. After
his first year with the MTA, he got
the Gardner-Webb Theatre De
“After seeing some of the pro
ductions, I asked Ron Higdon [the
college and university coordina
tor] about getting GWU involved.
He was really excited to add us as
one of the schools,” Keene said.
Since then, the theater section has
received 31 nominations for produc
tions such as “Medea” and “Baby.”
Although Lahaie and Keene
received awards, they them as
honoring the students’ hard work.
“Preparing all of the technical
elements for a show requires a tre
mendous amount of work,” Keene
“I’m especially proud of all
the hard work that was done by
my stage craft classes and my As
sistant Technical Director Matt
The theater section is opening a
new play - “Martyr!”-on Nov. 14.
Photo by Sarajane Burroughs
Caleb Moore, Scot Lahaie and Chris Keane pose with the
awards they recieved from the IVIetrolina Theater Association
in the college and university category. Moore won outstand
ing lighting design for “Lear ReLOADED.” Lahaie received the
award for best director for “Waiting for Godot.” Keane won
both outstanding sound design as well as outstanding set
design for “Waiting for Godot.”
Football field named for Coach Norman Harris
ner stands with
the family of
whom the foot
ball field was
Sept. 29 during
end. The Harris
a plaque during
half time of the
Harris was one
of the founders
Collins strums way to first place
By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
For Dr. Joseph Collins, perse
verance has paid off. He won the
first-place title in the mountain
dulcimer contest at the prestigious
Walnut Valley Festival in Septem
ber, after placing third for the past
, The contest, held in Winfield,
Kansas, is one of five to six festi
vals he attends each year.
“I was pleased I was able to
win. You never know what’s going
to happen because it’s always in
the hands of the judges,” said Col
lins humby. He teaches in Gard
ner-Webb University’s Department
of Religion and Philosophy.
Collins has played the dulci
mer, a small acoustic instrument
with three strings, for 30 years.
He also teaches others how to
play, and hosts workshops across
“I’ve taught it to 6-year-olds
and 70-year-olds,” said Collins.
“People can pick up on it quick.
You don’t have to have a lot of
musical knowledge to play it.
“The dulcimer community is
growing exponentially. It’s still
Photo by Kate Qazaway
Dr. Joe Collins piays his Dul
cimer for the Gardner-Webb
Faculty Variety Show.
cool because it’s not mainstream.
You can still get the best in the
world to come play wherever you
Collins also makes a few dul
cimers each year.
Collins will not be able to
paticipate in the competition for
the next five years, per contest
For more information about
Collins and his avocation, go to:
Students hang out in Kennel
by Rebecca Clark
Bulldogs don’t mind being sent
to The Kennel - after all burgers,
french fries and Starbucks coffee
await them there.
The newly named grill was
christened at the end of Septem
ber and now has a red neon sign
displaying the winning students’
According to SGA president.
Matt Walters, around 20 students
submitted entries for the naming
contest, with some students sub
mitting more than one. A com
mittee that included President A.
Frank Bonner selected the new
Four winners were chosen,
since four people suggested The
Kennel. The prize was having
money added to the students’ meal
points. These points would then
be used at the grill.
Corey Ruda, a sophomore
from Mooresboro, said he didn’t
really like the new name.
“It just doesn’t seem like a
fitting name for a restaurant,” he
Others however, are pleased
with the name. Randi Gill-Sadler,
a sophomore from Charlotte, is
one of those.
“I think it’s kind of clever con
sidering we’re the Bulldogs,” she
Walters said he has not heard
any official feedback on the
“Some people like it, some
people don’t like it, and some peo
ple have no preference,” he said.
He said the response was to
be expected as a natural part of