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— In campus news —
Mac the mascot wins at
national championship.
See page 2.
Seth Huber will conduct
‘Beowulf’ Monday in
Dover Theater. Page 2.
Make plans to attend the
showing of ‘Invisible
Children.’ See page 4.
Nanney Hall having sex
change. See page 4.
—Opinion/editorial —
Editor Rebecca Clark
gives hope to students
when their plans don’t
work out like they
expected. See page 3.
Jacob Conley gets
excited by the new
automatic door opener
at Dover Library. See
page 3.
Facebook keeps people
from socializing for
real. See page 3.
In sports-
Students survive the
Chesty Puller Bulldog
Challenge. See page 5.
Golfers do well in
University Cup. Page 4.
Diamond Dogs are hot
and getting hotter. See
page 5.
Softball team falls
victim to ace pitcher.
See page 5.
Today Thursday
April 16 April 17
70/41 79/48
Sunny Mostly sunny
You wanted it, you got it:
One-card is on the way
By Samba Fall
Special to The Pilot
After the Caf renovation and
that of the former snack bar, inno
vations continue at Gardner-Webb.
University authorities are working
on implementing a multi-functional
card - commonly called a “one-
card system” - for students by the
fall semester.
According to Assistant Vice
President for Business Jeff Ingle,
the idea came firom the student
body, which shared it with the ad
“The student body proposed the
idea of a one-card system,” said
Ingle. “And here we are today with
almost ever)^hing complete in the
initial implementation process.
“The card will differ in many
ways from the present student ID.
Even though University Police will
continue to produce the actual card,
there will be additional uses for the
“The one-card system will con
tinue to be used as the student ID,
allowing access to the Caf and the
residence halls,” said Ingle. “With
this new card, students will be able
to use it like a debit card in several
areas. In time, it will allow them to
make purchases at the campus shop,
vending machines, the Kennel, or
for extra meals at the cafeteria.”
With the one-card system, stu
dents or their parents will be able
to add money onto their cards at the
Business Office or by visiting the
Gardner-Webb Web site.
“While the card will fiinction
similar to a debit card, it will not be
linked to a bank account.”
The project will be on-going,
adding convenience for the Gard
ner-Webb community when pos
“In the future, we hope to inves
tigate the possibility of extending
the one-card option to neighbor
ing businesses,” said Ingle. “We
will try to encourage merchants in
town to accept the card. This may
include businesses such as Subway,
CVS, Ingles, Broad River Coffee
and other retailers around Boiling
Springs and Shelby.”
Among other conveniences, the
card has the ability to track atten
dance at athletic events, count votes
for campus elections, and verify
age range for access to some estab
“By fall we hope to be approxi
mately 75 percent complete with
this project,” said Ingle. “Informa
tion will be mailed to students and
parents over the summer providing
more detail on the card fiinctions.
This information will include what
will be available for fall 2008 as
well as details on card usage poli
So, after the cafeteria and the
Kennel, another big innovation will
hit the Gardner-Webb community
in August.
This writer finds excitement in
the thought of not having to carry
cash and keys around anymore.
But I am just sad that, graduating
this summer, the one-card genera
tion will bom with me thousands of
miles away in my native Senegal,
in Western Africa.
Student talents on display at CSH
Sports mg
By Rebecca Clark
Pilot editor
The annual undergraduate art
show hangs in the Communica
tion Studies Hall through April 25.
The exhibit features categories that
include ceramics, paintings and
“We think it’s an exceptionally
strong show,” said Doug Knotts,
associate professor and director of
visual arts at Gardner-Webb Uni
Because it is a juried show, fac
ulty and art students vote on win
ners in a number of categories. This
year’s winners are:
Steven Calabrese - Best in
Show; 1st and 2nd for painting; 1st
place for figure drawing.
Trudy Roth - 2nd in Show
Jennifer Hart - 3rd in Show
Jill Megens - 1st in Sculpture
Joanne Bolet - 1st in Drawing
Brad Lail - 1st in Ceramics
Lori Ann Delfosse - 1st in De
The show has generated some
controversy over the display of
two works depicting a nude female
Steven Calabrese, whose work
“Trumpet One” was named Best in
Show, is the creator of the paintings
in question.
He had done several different
angles of a nude female. Most of
the works were kept up, but two
with a frontal view were taken out
of the general show area. They are
now displayed in a separate room
with signs directing viewers to their
There were several complaints
about the location of the pieces in
the hallway, so Dr. James Dire, as
sociate provost for arts and scienc
es, suggested the two paintings be
moved to another room with a sign
indicating the location.
He said this gave people the op
tion to view the works without tak
ing them out of the show.
Some students are upset that
they have been removed from the
main show.
Dr. Bob Carey supported the
move to a more private area.
“My reasoning,” he explained,
“was that students coming to class
were confronted with images they
may not have feh comfortable
He said there were several stu
dents who expressed this senti
ment. Carey did not want the two
nudes removed from the show, but
was concerned with where they
were located in a public classroom
building. He pointed out that the
exhibit in is a public hallway, not a
true gallery.
“When you go to an art gallery,
you choose to go,” he said. “But
students have no choice when they
come to class.”
According to Doug Knotts, a
10-member panel had been put
together to review the exhibit be
fore opening night to determine if
all the works should be displayed.
The panelists represented several
different departments and offices
on campus. Half the members were
Fine Arts Department faculty.
The charge to the panel, which
was written by Knotts, was to pro
tect artistic communication as well
as ensure that the work represents
GWU and its mission.
Two members of the panel vot
ed against keeping the display as it
was for different reasons, but the
remaining members had no prob
lem with it.
Panel member Dr. Jackson
Springs Alive
festival offers free
fun close to home
By Amy Elliott
Special to the Pilot
The campus of Gardner-Webb
University will once again buzz
with excitement during the 3rd An
nual Springs Alive festival on Sat
A new addition to the activities
at Springs Alive this year will be
the “pickin’ tent” set up by WGWG,
the Gardner-Webb radio station. A
tent set up by the springs will have
acoustic guitars available for any
one to stop by and play.
“I’ve talked to some local mu
sicians and they should be there,”
said Jeff Powell, a radio personality
at WGWG. “This is new this year. If
all goes well, we will keep it going
in the future.”
The festival begins at 8:30 a.m.
with the Tour de Springs bike ride
sponsored by the YMCA, and ends
at 5 p.m., with lots of exciting ac
tivities in-between.
The YMCA also sponsors a
Healthy Kids Fun Run/Walk that
begins at 9 a.m.
A free tennis clinic for all ages
begins at 10 a.m. and continues un
til 11:30 a.m.
Those interested in antique cars
can take in the sights at a car show
that starts at 10 a.m.
There’s a parade on Main Street
that begins at approximately noon.
Sports fans can make their way
over to the baseball field shortly af
ter 1 p.m. to watch the Bulldogs play
a double-header baseball game.
If there is anyone not interested
in tennis, cycling, baseball or play
ing the guitar, fear not! There will
be a big bash happening on the quad
all day.
Expect to see inflatables, trolley
rides, adventure courses, a climbing
wall, carnival games and plenty of
booths offering arts and crafts, food
and beverages.
“I love playing the inflatable
games! They are so much fim and
they are free,” said junior Kara Dav
“I think college students should
definitely come out and participate.
It is always a great day!”
Photo by Haley Black
Patrons view the Undergraduate Art Show on opening night April
9 in the Communication Studies Haii.
Rainer voted to keep the exhibit as
it stood.
“I see the nude art in the same
light as I view 22 tone rows in mu
sic...perhaps not to everyone’s taste,
but necessary to understand and to
know how to construct.”
Despite the majority vote of the
art panel, the two paintings were set
apart in another area.
“We were expecting the art re
view panel to make the decision,”
Knotts said. “We were disappointed
the panel decision was not allowed
to stand.”
Dire said that the panel and
charge are not a part of university
policy, and had not even been ap
proved by the provost yet.
This is the first academic year
the art show is in Communication
Studies Hall. Previously it was in
O. Max Gardner Hall.
Dire said that Knotts requested
the change in location so that the
display could be exhibited for a lon
ger time. This request was granted
by Carey.
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