North Carolina Newspapers

    GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
September 24, 2009
Volume 13 No. 2i!^
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Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition
— In campus news —
New band director
conies aboard. See p.2
SGA in full swing
See p.2
Soccer game cancelled
See p.2
■Opinion/editorial ■
Andrew Veeder talks
intramurals. See p.2
' In sports ■
Wolfpack dominates
Bulldogs. See p.3 ■
Men’s tennis makes a
racket. See p.3
Cross country off to a
good season. See p.3
Volleyball off to a good
start. See p.3
Dawgs.impress against
App State. See p.3
Weather
Thursday
Friday
Sept. 24
Sept. 25
High 85
High 82
Low 63 '
Low 63
isolated
scattered
storms
stor
Source: The Weather Channel
Index
News
page 2
Sports
page 3
Op/Ed
page 2
Theater members honored
by Blake DuDonis
Pilot Editor
During a night that includ
ed limos, red carpets and fancy
dresses, members of the Gard-
ner-Web theatre program found
themselves in downtown Char
lotte for the Metrolina Theatre
awards.
The award ceremony, held
at Sprit Square Theater in Char
lotte, hosted theatre programs
from schools all across North
Carolina including Appala
chian State, UNC-Charlotte
and of course, Gardner-Webb.
GWU was nominated for
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12 awards, an impressive feat,
in itself considering the size of
the program; one that pales in
comparison to its competitors.
Before finding out if'they
had won anything, GWU stu
dents aj^^taff ai'^kl at the
theatre limo^M found
themselves walking up the red
carpet, complete with photog
raphers and reporters. Once in
side, the ceremony began and
by night’s end, GWU was all
smiles.
Out of the 12 nominations,
six of them got the nod for the
award, five of them for work
done during the production.
One of those winners was
GWU professor, Chris Keene
who was thrilled to have had so
much success.
"1 was very excited and
proud of our work," said
Keene, who won Outstanding
Set Design for his work on The
Crucible. "We took a standard
and went a different direction
and it paid off,"
The other award winners in
cluded Outstanding Choreogra
phy by Kenzie Conner for Lil"
Abner the Musical, Outstand
ing Light Design by Nicholas
Laughridge' for The Crucible,
Outstanding Lead Actor-Male
to Ron House for The Cruci
ble, Outstanding Lead Actor-
Female to Amy Elliot for The
Crucible, and finally Outstand
ing Production for The Cru
cible.
Although Professor Keene
and director Scott LaHaie were
big factors in the theatre’s suc
cess, Keene was quick to point
out the student’s importance in
it all.
‘‘If it wasn’t for our stu
dents... they are the ones that
make up for the fact that we
have a smaller program than
other big schools and they do a
great job.”
GWU’s Production of Li’l Abner won an MTA for Outstanding Choreography.
Photo by Jill Phillips
“The Art 0^ Tjneater” on display
by Blake DuDonis
Pilot Editor
What education buildings do you find
yourself in during the week? Do you spend
time in Lindsey and Craig, or are you one •
who all but sleeps in Withrow? Regardless
of where you are the most, a trip to the Com
munication Studies Building is a must.
Currently, the Gardner-Webb theater
program has an art display through the main
hallway of the building, including props
and set pieces from plays dating all the way
back to 2004.
Chris Keene, professor in the theatre de
partment, headed up the display and laid out
a wide variety of things from gory looking
makeup to ancient artifacts.
"It was a funny thing actually,” said
Keene. “For Martyr (a play formally put on
by GWU), we had an ancient temple and
when we went to pull it out of storage, the
comers of sides of it chipped. So it actu
ally looked like ancient artifacts. It was like
uncovering .modern prop copies of ancient
artifacts.”
The display was scheduled in the sum
mer when Doug Knotts approached Keene
about doing a display, which Keene happily
obliged.
Although no specific date is set for the
display to end, students and faculty alike
should find their way across the street,
next to the cemetery, to the communication
building and check out the great work done
by Keene and the theater program.
FCA sponsors Fields of Faith Check out marching band feature on page 2.
by Steven Miller
Pilot Staff Writer
On Oct. 7, the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes (FCA) will
be sponsoring the third annual
Fields of Faith worship service
and they look to make this year
the best one yet.
Fields of Faith was started
as a way to invite people who
might not normally hear the
gospel to a setting that encour
ages spiritual growth with an
underlying sports theme.
Each year a retired athlete
is invited to come and share
his testimony and to- present
the gospel. This year former
NBA player and University of
Maryland player Adrian Branch
will share his experiences as a
Christian professional athlete.
Branch, who played for both
the Chicago Bulls and Los An
geles Lakers, has played pro
fessional basketball all over
the world in countries such as
Spain, France, and Australia.
This year’s Fields of Faith
will also feature music from
current GWU student Kyle
Wilkinson and his band Unwor
thy Beloved. The event will be
held at 7:00 P.M. at Spangler
Stadium.
FCA members are hoping
to match last year’s crowd of al
most six hundred people, com
prised of both Gardner-Webb
students and youth groups from
local churches. This number
was an increase from 140 at
tendees during the first Fields
of Faith held in 2007.
Evan Rhodes, a senior wres
tler on the FCA leadership com
mittee,' desires to see another
increase in attendance this year
“Fields of Faith is a
good opportunity to
have people experi
ence a great speaker,
and, at thq same time,
develop a closer rela
tionship with God. ”
Evan Rhodes
and encourages all students and
everyone in the community to
take part in the special service.
“Fields of Faith is a good
opportunity to have people ex
perience a great speaker, and, at
the same time, develop a closer
relationship with God,” Rhodes
said.
The is fretted open
to the ^Prlic. St^Bts and
members of the community are
encouraged to invite friends and
family to this special event.
Photo by Cat McDonald
A color guard member steals, a glance at the camera dur
ing rehearsal Wednesday afternoon. The marching band
rehearsed In the LYCC Wednesday due to the rain.
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