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Computer Lab “Needs Fine Tuning”
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by Jeff Sheets
Frustrations with the computer lab
have rubbed some students the wrong
way, but solutions are on the way.
Students such as Florida native
Steve Saveli are among those feeling the
frustrations, “When it’s running, it’s
great, but I’ve had problems with E-mail.”
McGregor resident Michele Mims
remarked, “It’s pathetic that Montreal
has all this good equipment and we can’t
get the most of it-all it needs is a little
fine tuning.”
Two areas of “fine tuning” that
seem to irritate students most are the
glitches in Windows 95 and the lack of
quality printing.
Windows 95 was introduced this
past fall and kinks in the system soon
Campus Wide Technology Director
Tom McMurtry, whose duties include
“We’re sorry for the problems -bear with
us...Windows 95 sometimes causes prob
lems when students delete files. It’s not
Windows 95, it’s what happened to the com
The other issue has been the print
ing -both in quality and production.
Dot matrix is the current setup, but
the quality is average at best. Instructors
like Bill Forstchen will not accept papers
from this type of printer. “It hurts my eyes,”
quipped the Assistant Professor of His
tory/Social Studies.
Ink jets were previously used, but had
to be pulled because of thievery of ink car
tridges and paper waste.
“In the first month and a half of the
fall semester, we went through four or five
ink cartridges...some were getting stolen,”
said McMurtry. “I’ve also seen lots of
waste. I would sometimes go in the lab
and see pages and pages printed off the
overseeing the computer lab, confessed, Internet lying in the floor.”
McMurtry’s goal is “for students to
have papers printed off on ink jets” by next
fall, but still retain the dot matrix for Internet
and rough draft printing when quality isn’t
the issue.
“Currently, if students want one copy
off a laser jet, such as a thesis or final draft,
they can come to me and we’ll work some
thing out,” informed McMurtry.
At the present time, a Vendor Card
system, such as the one used at NC State,
is being studied. This system requires a
user to possess a debit card to allow for
one to print, giving credit up to a certain
amount of copies before the person would
be charged.
When surveying the current com
puter technology on campus. Director of
Public Information Mindy Clinard com
mented, “We’re going through growing
pains. However, we’re up there with some
of the big schools like the Auburns and
Chapel Hills.”
Willcox Resigns Bookstore
Dillinsham to Assume Position
well as the Bookstore. who is an assistant to Diltinffham. Sovprf
by Amy Buckner
After four years of dedicated service
to the college, Sherrie Willcox has resigned
her position as the Campus Bookstore
Bookstore workstudy Joshua
Schatzle related, “Sherrie was really cool
and we are all going to miss her a lot. She
always seemed to take time to interact with
the students.”
Willcox has already moved into a
position at Sourwood Realty located in
Black Mountain.
According to Document Center Di
rector Fred Dillingham, he will take on a
dual role, managing both the Document
Center as ’
Dillingham has a background in retail
so the present arrangements are neither un
comfortable nor unfamiliar.
“I discussed the idea of taking on both
positions with the Business Office and they
talked it over with the President who agreed
to test the idea out,” Dillingham voiced.
The idea of combining the two posi
tions is on a six month trial basis. After
those six months, progress and production
will be evaluated and the administration will
make a decision on whether to separate the
two positions again.
The Bookstore is currently utilizing
the help of former student Jennifer Stinnett,
who is an assistant to Dillingham. Several
Work Study students are also employed at
the Bookstore.
Howerton resident Matt Train piped,
“Does this mean the Bookstore will actually
be open on a regular basis? It seems to me
that managing both the Bookstore and the
Document Center would be an incredible
amount of work and responsibility.”
Presently, Dillingham is spending the
majority of his time working in the Document
Center where he feels he is needed most.
“I am not sure that the arrangement is
going to work. 1 guess we will just have to
wait and see,” Dillingham added.
Couples Announce Engagements and Weddings
by Linda Shirlen
English Professor and Faculty Marsliall
Bonnie Lundblad recently announced her en
gagement to Dr./Rev. Jed Bierhaus.
'file couple will exchange vows at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, May 25, a week after gradua
tion. Lundblad invites the campus, saying, “Y’all
come!” to the ceremony at the Cathedral of All
Souls in Asheville, where Bierhaus is adjunct
Bierhaus, a playwright, heads Warren
Wilson’s Graduate Council for the Master of
Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing.
The bride and groom will honeymoon
aboard a Norwegian coastal cmise ship. Tlie
bride-to-be describes her mood as “pretty dam
May 25 will also see the marriage ofjun-
ior education majorKerstein Peterson to Mickey
Spain of Asheville. '
Peterson said, “I don’t expect this to inter
fere with my educational goals at all.” Excited and
overwhelmed with wedding day details, Peterson
expects to return as a senior in tlie fall and gradu
ate May of 1997.
Leslie Dalton, a senior human services ma
jor, has botli graduate school and marriage in her
Dalton, an aerobics teacher at Gold’s Gym
in Asheville, sports an impressive ring given to
her by her fiance, Paul Hall, ofWeaverville. Hall, a
graduate student at East Tennessee State Univer
sity, plans to wed Dalton on May 24.
• Anderson Hall resident sophomore Julie
Parsley, of Statesville, is engaged to junior Malt
Kolotlzik, of Deltona, Florida. The two students
have not set a date for tlieir exchange of vows.
According to Parsley, they plan on waiting until
after lliey graduate to get married.
Dale Hmnphreys, sophomore music perfor
mance major and Bmce Dayton, sophomore bible/
religion major have a busy summer break planned.
On August 3, ofthis year, they will become man
and wife. They plan to live off campus.
Junior Amber Gardner and senior Jason
Baker will be exchanging vows on May 16, jiKt a
few days before graduation.
Jiuiior basketball player and business major
Erin Broome is engaged to Mooresville resident
Josh Lincomfelt. They plan on waiting another
year to be married. Their wedding date is sched
uled for August 23, 1997.
Sarali Dekock, sophomore and Anderson
I lall resident, is engaged to Cliris Baltizger.
Off Campus resident, junior Stephanie
Cone will hear wedding bells on August 3 of tliis
year as she walks down tlie aisle to marry Lance
“It’s spring time and mating season,”
smirked Sam Simpkins.

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