North Carolina Newspapers

October 24, 2007 Volume 11
Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition
-I In campus news—
Find out what’s going
on for Homecoming.
See page 3.
Weekly study groups
are a helpful new re
source offered by the
Noel Program. See
page 3.
Van Graham’s resume
includes a variety of
jobs outside of teaching.
See page 2.
Editor Rebecca Clark
says that blogging is a
multifaceted phenom-,
enon. See page 3.
Jacob Conley assures us
that miracles do happen.
See page 3.
In sports-
Men’s swim team
makes a splash as it
kicks off its existence.
See page 2.
Women’s swim team
continues its winning
streak. See page 2,
Football team victorious
against its first confer
ence opponent. See
page 2.
Women’s soccer
squeaks out win. See
page 2.
Photo by Kate Gazaway
Marlon Burnett explains his photographic technique to Harold Tucker.
Exhibit displays student talents
By Kory McNair
Pilot staff writer
The artistic abilities of some
Gardner-Webb University students
is on display up and down the main
corridor of Communication Studies
The paintings, drawings, photo
graphs and even a door as artwork
have been on display since Family
Weekend and will stay up through
Getting involved in show was
easy. There was a call for work, and
art majors and minors interested got
involved, as did photography and
“The main goal is just to
get good work up. ’’
Professor Doug Knotts
photojournalism students.
Professor Doug Knotts, the head
of Gardner-Webb’s art department,
said that the selection of paintings
to put up was handled by Paula
She served as the gallery direc
tor for the art exhibit.
There is no single theme for this
exhibit, Knotts said.
“The main goal is just to get
good work up.”
One student who participated
in this event is Jon Logan, who has
multiple paintings on display this
“I’ve always loved to do art
work since I was a kid”, said Lo
The amount of time it takes for
him to do a painting varies between
six and nine hours, he said.
His favorite painting on display
is “Study After Cezanne,” a paint-^
ing that took him nine hours to fin
The exhibit was funded by a
grant from the Student Government
Chance meeting benefits photo students
Oct. 24
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By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
and Nancy-Pat Dire
Pilot advisor
The last thing Gardner-Webb
University student Kate Gazaway
expected from her summer intern
ship was to meet a clothing design
er Ward Robinson, do a photo shoot
of his runway show and end up on
the red carpet.
Well, near the red carpet, most
of the time. In addition to taking
photos at the show, she also took
some of guests invited to a party for
Robinson and the other Elmer Ave
designers at the Hard Rock Cafe in
Gazaway, a junior, became in
volved in the Atlanta music scene
when she wasn’t working at her in
ternship with a nonprofit organiza
tion. In July she met Robinson at a
birthday party for a mutual friend,
and learned that he is a designer for
a line of clothing called Elmer Ave.
“He found out that I am a pho
tographer and asked if I wanted to
do a fashion shoot,” Gazaway said.
The fashion shoot was more like
a runway show in a small, intimate
venue on a Friday in August, she
The next day, Elmer Ave. was a
featured clothing line at a fashion
weekend in the Americas Mart At
The party at the Hard Rock Cafe
Sunday combined two of Robin
son’s loves: fashion and music. He
and another Elmer Ave. designer,
Collin Pulsipher, are part of a band
called Royal Heist, which played at
the event.
Gazaway invited GWU students
Marlon Burnett and Sarajane Bur
roughs to come along for the event,
which took place the weekend be
fore the semester started. Gazaway
said the Hard Rock event was like
is finally
upon us
By: Kory McNair
Pilot staff writer
It’s that time of year again: The
basketball season is rapidly ap
proaching, and that means ‘Mid
night Madness’ is finally here.
The event, which ceremonially
kicks off the first practice for the
men’s and women’s teams, started
here at Gardner-Webb around eight
years ago.
This year’s event begins at 11
p.m. tonight in the Paul Porter Are
na and goes on for two hours.
Attendance is expected to be
high as games, giveaways, contests
and prizes will take place.
There will be a 3-point shoot
ing contest and the always-popular
dunk contest.
As if that wasn’t enough, there
will also be a scrimmage game for
both the men’s and women’s bas
ketball squads thafr will last six to .
eight minutes each.
More than just having a good
time, however, it is also a time to
get acquainted with this year’s bas
ketball squads and have a sneak
peak at their performance.
“Hopefiilly, Midnight Madness
will pique the fans’ interest to come
back and see us during the regular
season”, said Rick Scruggs, who is
entering his 12th season as the head
coach of the men’s team.
The men’s team added five new
players to the roster this year, and
this event will help them get in
front of a university crowd for the
first time this year, Scruggs said.
Women’s Coach Rick Reeves is
excited as well.
“Gardner-Webb is a special
place where students and athletes
bond together. School spirit is re
ally good here.” said Reeves, who
is entering his fourth season as head
coach of the women’s team.
“This is another way students
can interact with the team,” he
The season starts on Nov. 6 for
the men, on the road against Ala
bama A&M, with the first home
game Nov. 13 against North Green
For the women’s team, the sea
son starts Nov. 10 at home against
Montreat College.
Photo by Kate Gazaway
Marlon Burnett photographs the fashion show next to Elmer Ave.
co-founder, Jonny Day.
Photo by Marlin Burnett
Kate holds the sign for Elmer
Ave. on the press wall outside
of the Hard Rocl Cafe.
something that you see happening
in Hollywood, with people posing
for them on the red carpet.
Some alcohol companies that
sponsored the party asked the GWU
students to take pictures of people
drinking their products.
This turned into a money-mak-
ing venture for Burnett, who sold
some of his pictures to Peroni
“I wasn’t expecting to sell any
of my photography,” Burnett said.
The three agreed the event was
beneficial to their careers because
they gained networking connec
tions and experience.
“The weekend was good,” Gaz
away said. “We weren’t doing it
just for favors for others, we were
learning to be professionals.”
“I haven’t seen any money,” she
But that’s OK, because she be
lieves the experience and connec
tions are just as valuable.
Want to
Students who intend to
graduate this semester must
turn in their application for
graduation to the registrar’s
office (Webb Hall 109) by
Dec. 3.
Students who intend to
graduate next semester
should turn in their applica
tion for graduation to the
registrar’s office (Webb Hall
109) after they are registered
for the spring semester. The
deadline for spring applica
tions to avoid the late fee is
Nov. 26.
Instructions for applying
for graduation are available
at the following link:
trar/g rad i nf 01 /index.

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