Page 2 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 NEWS -The Pend^i,^ I The Turkey Trot started with a bang as runners took off and jockeyed for position. Laura Brentrup was the first female to complete the race and Dave Gammon, assistant professor of biology, and Claudine Moreau, physics lecturer, were the first male and female faculty to cross the finish line. KEEPING WARM Students, faculty and staff brave the cold for 5K glory, success Photos by Lindsay Fendt, Asst. Photo Editor NEW “CIVILIZATION” COURSE! Spring 2009 American Studies 210 Concepts in American Studies Satisfies FOUR CREDIT HOURS Americu Stndies is 0 The frontier where Gone with the Wind meets Blade Runner 0 Where hip hop trtvels to Japan and samarais become DJs 0 When Gangs of New York becomes a 19th century version of Figbt Club 0 The place where The Matni rewrites Brown v. Botrd of Education 0 Where Firefly re-imagines the myth of the American west Using film, art, fiction, as well as historical documents, this course examines the changing nature of American culture from the colonial era to the present. This course satisfies four credit hours of the “CIVILIZATION” requirement. NO PREREQUISITE!* •While listed in the catalog with a prerequisite. Dr. Michael Frontani (American Studies program coordinator) will override the requirement and wiite you mto the course. (mfrontani(2'elofi.edu; 278-5664) For more information on AMS 210: Dr. Crystal S. Anderson: candersonl4^elon.edu; 278-6481. See also: http://www.eion.edii/e-web/academics/american_stndies/ More than 200 students took part in the annual 3.1 mile Turkey Trot held Nov. 21 on the South Campus Fields. Students, faculty and staff braved the cold for the 5K run, wearing hats, gloves and sweatshirts. Some students chose to wear left-over halloween costumes instead. In order to participate in the run, community members had to donate two non- perishable food items. Campus Recreation, who hosted the event, collected 536 canned goods from the event. They will donate the goods to Loaves and Fishes Christian Food Ministry. Turkey Trot winner Jackson Coppock crosses the finish line. Alex Trevisan, dressed as PacMan, runs from Jeremy Williams and David Wilson, dressed as fellow video game icons Inky and Blinky. Many of the runners dressed up in interesting outfits despite the cold weather

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