Volume XVn, Number 12
Serving the Elon College Ck)mmunity
Bookstore lines remain long but are moving quicker
Bookstore lines improve, still
not up to students’ satisfaction
The Book Gallery opened last
week with new computerized
registers in hopes of satisfying
students but found it still has to
"I still feel the bookstore was
better the way it was before," said
junior Stacy Boswell. "It was
customer service oriented. It was
our responsibility to get our own
books, so if we made a mistake
we couldn't blame anybody else."
Elbert Pritchard said the new
registers have helped a lot and
from Tuesday when the Book
Gallery opened until Friday
afternoon it only took students
from 5 to 20 minutes to buy their
"I only had to wait 15 to 20
minutes and besides the prices the
Book Gallery has improved," said
freshman Joe Beckhan.
"It was hard for us to have the
exact number of student helpers
needed, because they had to go to
classes too," Pritchard said.
Willie Williams, manager of
the Book Gallery, said he thinks
the Gallery is doing belter.
"It isn't taking the students as
long to get their books, although
they are having to come back
more often because books aren't
here or they were given the wrong
one," Williams said.
Senior Kelly Adkins said she
noticed there were more workers
and it only took 30 minutes to get
her books, but then she had to
wait an additional 30 minutes to
to pay for them.
Williams said since they only
received the new registers two days
before students arrived they didn't
have time to get accustomed to
them which might have saved
them some time.
"Some of the waiting was
because of students exchanging
books, switching of classes and
adding 'X' more students to a class
that was supposed to be closed out
at 20 students," Pritchard said.
"We have got to gel used to the
new m£K:hines too."
"Once we can get things
belter organized, so the student
helpers that come in can fmd all
the books quickly, I think it will
be a quicker process," Williams
"We are not stuck with this
method," Williams said. "But we
are not the ones who make that
"The Campus shop is losing
money with this setup as well,"
Boswell said. "Students used to be
able to pick up notebooks and
cards while they were wailing in
line. Not any more."
Not all bad is coming out of
the long lines though. David
Haddad, owner of Discount
Records said the lines are doing
his business more good than bad.
"Students get to know the
store and it gives the store
exposure to students who might
not come to this side of campus,"
Dick Mills, owner of Brown
and Company, said so far the lines
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Study Abroad moves
on despite gulf crisis
Iloather Whiteho\i«e/Tho Pfendulum
Despite the War In The Gulf
and constant threats of terrorism in
the United Stales and abroad, the
Elon College study abroad
programs arc moving full speed
Fourteen of the 44 scheduled
to participate in the spring
semester abroad cancelled their
plans. Most were afraid of the
threat of terrorism and their safety.
Thirty students are spending
the Spring semester in London.
They arrived on January 29, only
13 days after war broke out. The
group plans to return on May 13.
April Craft, a sophomore and
teaching fellow, said she had a
hard decision to make. Other
teaching fellows, including Craft
arc required to spend a semester in
London - eitlier the spring of their
sophomore or junior year - as part
of their scholarships.
"It was a hard decision to
make. Even though they told me
that security would be tight, I
didn’t think it could be that tight
in London. Also, I knew my
parents would be really worried
about me," Craft said.
Ted Toomer, a junior, also
cancelled. "After thinking it over,
I didn't think it was too wise to go
over there. Especially when I saw
the burning of the flags in front of
the American Embassy on TV,"
Marilyn Doss, a sophomore,
said her mom was worried. "My
sister has been abroad when there
was terrorism in Germany. I know
what it's like. I didn't want to go
through that." Doss said.
"I heard we had to be real
inconspicuous over there. I didn't
want to do that," Carla Handrinos,
a sophomore, said.
Dr. Bill Rich, dean of
academic affairs and director of
international programs, said that
he is in constant contact with
other universities from Michigan
to Virginia about the study abroad
programs and the current world
situation. "So far. there have been
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Memorial scholarship set
up in memory of Miskelly
A $10,000 scholarship in
memory of the late Robert
Rodgers Miskelly has been
established by family and friends.
Income from the endowment will
be awarded annually to a deserving
Miskelly, a member of the
freshman class, was killed in a
motorcycle accident in Elon
College on Nov. 13, 1990.
"In the few months he was
here, he made many friends and
had begun a sucessful career. His
legacy will continue now as other
students arc assisted in their
college careers through the
generosity of the Robert Rodgers
Miskelly Memorial Scholarship
Fund," said Dr. Jo Walts
Williams, vice president of
development for Elon College.
Miskelly was a graduate of
Old Mill Senior High in
Millersville, Md. He was active in
intramural football at Elon, He
was also interested in pursuing
studies in business.