February 3, X989
with Lisa Chassy
Tri Beta has been quite active over both Christmas
Break and Winter Term. Some people may have
noticed that there is now a fish tank in the Nucleus in
the Morgan Jonesscience building. The tank was a
donation from Dr. Dennis McCracken, one of the
biology professors and chairperson of the Mathemat
ics, Natural & Health Science department. The fish it
holds are mainly African tropical fish. One of the
more interesting types is our "Jack Demsey" fish. All
the fish seem healthy and have adjusted well to life in
the Science building. There has been one problem
with the fish, which was detailed in a letter to the
editor. We hope this type of thing never happens
One of the great things about Winter Term for the
Science folks here at St. Andrews is that it provides an
opportunity for students to do internships and GIS
courses. Quite a number of our members are else
where this term, persuing their various chosen fields.
Kathy Haines is in Front Royal, Virginia. This is the
location of a special conservation and research center
for the National Zoo. Haines is working at the center's
Rivinus Bam, caring for three species of endangered
deer from Asia. Most of the work there is cleaning
and caretaking, however the center conducts quite a
few experiments to learn about these animals' behavior
patterns. Quite a few individuals are doing internships
with doctors or in the medical field. Michelle Rogers,
Mike Frease, and Suzi Bennet are just a few. Bennet
is doing her internship at the Laurinburg Surgical
Clinic, which offers a variety of medical
services.Elizabeth Sherman is working with a veteri
narian in Raliegh. Wendy Phillips has an internships
at Bowman Gray. There are several other internships
consult current articles that concern the research in
question. A literature search such as Norem's allows
for this type of consultation. Warren Williams and
Gary Benfield are working together on a projects that
concerns the environment here on campus. They are
trapping small rodents in an area near campus to
measure certain factors. They are hoping to gain some
information regarding the habitat, population size, and
distribution of several species of small rodents. The
animals are caught in a box trap using peanutbutter
and oatmeal, sardines, fruit, or begetables for bait.
Each animal is measured, weighed, and tagged in a
harmless manner before being released. They also
record the smpecies that has been found, along with its
sex. Another Tri Beta member, Brian "Rock" Herbert
is doing a GIS in one of his other fields, chemistry.
He has been working in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
One of the advisors for Tri Beta is leading a trip in
Venezuala. Professor Michael Torres has taken
several groups of students to a village in that country
in the past few years. There are some Tri Beta mem
bers with Torres on this trip. The students are study
ing Marine Biology and usually spend several hours
each day in the water.
The final major Tri Beta news is that we now
have an office. It is located in the basement of the
Morgan Jones Building. The room was previously the
Psychology department's, so we give thanks to them
for letting us use it. We have painted several animals
and even some plant life on the walls. This office will
give us a place to store records and equiptment.
Did you know?...
Only one trivia this time...
What is the largest organ of the human body?
Note: I will be in Scotland for the Spring Semester, at
Stirling University. Don't worry, this column will not
Another interesting opportunity for Biologists is to
design a GIS. A GIS allows the student to investigate
something of particular interest. Julie Norem is using
this term to do a literature survey for a project that she Other Tri Betaers will see to keeping the
has been working on for the past few semesters. One informed of our progress and of biological
of the most difficult thing about conducting research general. Thanks for reading!!—Lisa
in an undergraduate situation is finding the time to
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people of the world is the use of terminology that is
demeaning or degrading. Such words serve no other
purpose than to build barriers between Us and Them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that the only sin is
limitation. When we take from someone the possibility
of equality, we limit them to inferior postitions in
society. No person, regardless of the color of their
skin, their gender, or their religious preference, should
have to face dehumanization. We should not tolerate
such crimes in ourselves or in our friends.
Most of us can remember when we were children
and had our own anxiety closet. I do not wish to
belittle anyone's fears but, we will all be better people
if we open that closet door and let the light shine in;
perhaps then we will see that people of different colors
or different political ideologies or different sexual
preferences are nothing to be afraid of. It was all right
w'hen we were children but, we are men and women
now and we must put away childish things.
So, in this new year let us strive to think justly and
act rightly. Make an effon to achieve The Dream.
St. Andrews Hosts
Letha Dawson Scanzoni will preach at
the campus vespers service at 6:30 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 12, and then will lecture
on "Sexualities and the Church-Related
College" at 7:45 p.m. On Monday, Febni-
ary 13, at 10 a.m., she will lecture on "Cha
nging Images of Gender and Sexuality:
Implications for the Ministry" for a group
of area pastors.
Scanzoni, who lives in Norfolk, VA.,
works as an independent scholar and pro
fessional writer and speaker. She special
izes in the sociology of marriage and fam
ily, feminism, human sexuality, and the
interaction between religion and social
Scanzoni has guest lectured for the Kin
sey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender,
and Reproduction; the School of Pastoral
Care of the N.C. Baptist Hospital; and the
Grailville Conference on Feminist Thpnrv
"Several questions are sure to addressed
in this forum," said Dr. Mel Bringle, Ass
istant Professor of Religion at St. Andres.
"Some of those will include feminism,
gender-specific ways of knowing, homo
sexuality and alternate lifestyles. And all of
this will be related to the concerns and
teachings of the Christian church."
She has authored or coauthored eight
books, the most recent of which are "Sex
uality" (1984), "Sex is a Parent Affair"
(1982), and "Is the Homosexual My Neigh
bor? Another Christian View" (1978) with
Virginia Ramey Molenkott.
Bringle said there had been some reU'en
chment on sexual issues such as reproduc
tive choice and women's rights in recent
years. Though any time would be appro
priate for a forum of this nature, she added
that this may be an especially appropriate
The coauthor of "Is the Homosexual My
Neighbor?" will be the guest speaker at a
forum on "Human Sexualities in Christian
Perspective" on February 12 and 13 in the
Belk Center Main Lounge.
Scanzoni will also discuss issues surround
ing the ordaining of homosexual clergy and
the status of women in the church.
Bringle and St. Andrews Campus
Chaplain Shirley Arnold organized the
two-day forum. Ministers and church ed
ucators from the region are being invited to
the event. The public is welcome.