February 20, 2008
Volume 11 No. 10
Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
— In campus news—
Students ‘Rock the Vote’ tonight at BRCC
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Gospel Choir gets busy
around campus. See
The Workforce Devel
opment program works
with Career Services to
hire Noel students. See
Business honors society
inducts new members.
See page 2.
Wrestling team has
success against Carson-
Newman. See page 4.
Children bring cheers
to home GWU sports
events. See page 5.
Men’s tennis wins 3 out
of 4 competitions. See
Softball team a hit at
See page 5.
Basketball teams on
winning streaks. See
Feb. 20 Feb. 21
Mostly sunny PM showers
By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
The Gardner-Webb College
Democrats are sponsoring a non
partisan “Rock the Vote” event
tonight at the Broad River Coffee
Company, with entertainment fea
turing Bill Mallonee.
“Rock the Vote” is a non-profit
organization designed to get young
er voters involved in political par-
ticipMion. Students and others who
are eligible can register tonight to
The College Democrats want
tonight to be fian, but - most impor
tantly ~ informative.
“We are mainly trying to raise
political awareness about all of the
candidates,” College Democrat
President Christopher Baber said.
“We wanted to do a non-partisan
event because we wanted to give
students both sides of the issues.”
The College Democrats agreed
that the student body must take an
interest in politics these next few
months. The group will offer pam
phlets showing both parties’ views
on Iraq, immigration, the environ
ment, the economy and health care.
“Education is the most impor
tant thing. If they see the facts, then
I’m sure many people would agree
[with us],” junior Tim Lanning
Mallonee is a former member
of the ’90s rock band Vigilantes of
Editor Rebecca Clark
discusses a new kind of
journalism. See page 3.
Jacob Conley takes on
the mix of sports and
politics. See page 3.
Read on how superdel
egates affect elections.
See page 3.
Photo by Tyler Kucifer
J^oshua House, who portrays Victor Morales in the GWU theater department production of ‘Gloria
Dei, prays during a scene when he talks with the priest accused of killing his wife.
Theater department premieres ‘Gloria Dei’ tonight
By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
The Gardner-Webb Theater De
partment’s newest original work,
“Gloria Dei,” opens tonight. GWU
Director of Theater Scot Lahaie
wrote the script after following
the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case,
which climaxed with her death in
Schiavo suffered irreparable
brain damage from oxygen depriva
tion after collapsing from heart fail
ure in 1990. In 1998, her husband
and parents began a protracted legal
battle about removing her from life
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court
decided that her husband, Michael,
had the right to withdraw it.
“They said she didn’t feel a
thing, but she moaned and groaned
the entire time.” Lahaie said. “She
just needed food and water. She
wasn’t on a life monitor or any
The fictional play follows the
story of Father William Seamus,
who is accused of killing a brain-
dead woman in Florida. A court in
Florida had decided that she could
removed from life support, which
meant she would die painfially fi-om
The production is set up as a
courtroom drama, with a few flash
back scenes to let the audience in
on what happened.
Professor Chrisopher Keene,
who designed the set, said the pro
duction is being done in Dover The
ater because he and Lahaie wanted
more lighting control and a personal
“A lot of my inspiration has
come from Japanese theater stag
ing. In a lot of Kabuki, No and even
Sumo wrestling, the stage is set on
a raised platform with an audience
on all sides,” Keene said. “This has
three sides because of scenic ele
He said the staging has been a
challenge for the actors because
they will have to maneuver them
selves in a way to stay open to all
sides of the audience.
The production runs through
Feb. 27 and starts at 7:30, except
for the show Sunday, which starts
at 2:30 p.m. There will be limited
Disability Awareness Week
Photo by Jessica Jones
Every February Gardner-Webb University celebrates Disability Awareness Week. A series of
events is planned by the NOEL program office, which provides services for students with dis
abilities. Events are open to any student who wants to participate and Include: an ice cream
social and game night; a silent dinner, a silent movie; and a Bible study. Deaf Performance
night included performances by; Joyful Hands, Lynn Day, Robert Moore, Emily Robertson, and
several ASL students.
Joyful hands performed two songs on Friday night. Freshmen Jessica Sink signs along with
the rest of Joyful Hands, the much loved song God Is God by Steven Curtis Chapman.
Love, and was named number 65
in Paste Magazine’s “100 Greatest
Living Songwriters” poll.
“If you like Bob Dylan, then
you’ll love Bill Mallonee. It’s
Americana music at its best.” Baber
The event, which is sponsored
by the GWU Student Government
Association, starts at 7 p.m. Admis
sion is free and open to the public,
but there will be a donation box at
By Rebecca Clark
This summer, if you stick around
campus, you might hear of the ro
mance between Romeo and Juliet,
or the tale of the Merchant of Ven
ice. You might even find yourself
on a tour of the White House.
For many students, summer is a
time to head back home and work.
However, students who want to
catch up or get ahead have the op
tion of continuing their education
by attending summer classes.
New classes are being offered
this year, including a social science
course complete with a trip to Wash
ington, D.C., an on-line American
Literature class and a Shakespeare
“In the past, it just sort of hap
pened,” Dr. Carolyn Jackson, as
sistant provost of distance learn
ing and continuing education, said
about summer school. “This year,
we want to make it more exciting.”
English 413, which is the Shake
speare course, will be taught by Dr.
English 232, American Litera
ture, is a 10 week on-line course
only available to day students. It is
taught by Dr. Chris Davis.
The third course, taught by Dr.
Michael Kuchinsky, is a social sci
ence course that will be condensed
into a three-week period. Class will
be held five days a week with the
final week consisting of a trip to the
Students will stay on the campus
of Catholic University and will be
involved in tours to various nation
al sites such as the White House, an
embassy, the State Department and
Students will also attend a play
at Millennium Stage and are in
vited to a barbecue at the home of
Kuchinsky, who lives in the area.
The cost of the trip is approxi
mately $600-$625 and includes
travel costs, boarding and breakfast
for seven days.
Jackson said they are encourag
ing deans and chairs to offer differ
ent options to interest students in
“It can be enjoyable but you can
still get ahead,” she said.
Summer school consists of ei
ther one 10 week session or two,
shorter sessions from May 22-June
24 and June 26-July 29.
For more information on the so
cial science course, contact Kuchin
sky at 704-406-3806.
Summer school courses are
all listed online. Registration be
gins March 18 for day student and
March 1 for GOAL students. The
procedure is just like any other se
mester; The student needs to obtain
a PIN fi-om his or her advisor before