a puhlication of ihe journalism and Computer Lab “Needs Fine Tuning” ■ tiw T. y . . .1 « . .. 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 arose. 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 puters.” 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 manager. 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 cleigy. 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 excited.” 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 fiiture. 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 McGill. “It’s spring time and mating season,” smirked Sam Simpkins.