WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004
Union brick art gets
BY KELLI BORBET
The center of campus was
blessed Tuesday afternoon with a
traditional American Indian cere
More than 100 people watched
the dedication of “The Gift,” a tra
ditional American Indian design
in the bricks between the Old and
New Student Union buildings.
Senora Lynch, of the Haliwa-
Saponi tribe, created the intricate
“I tried to let the design fall into
place and represent the students
here at UNC,” Lynch said. “Each
design represents the gifts of life.”
Lynch created a design with
multiple traditional American
Indian symbols such as com,
water and eagle feathers that
have a significant meaning in life.
The design’s focus is of two large
“TUrtles perfectly represents the
mission and the fixture of this
University,” Lynch said. “Thirties
represent children and the future
generations and the future coming
Lynch also said that eagle feath
ers are the highest honor to receive
for accomplishments, and in some
way every student that graduates
from UNC will receive an eagle
feather because it is in the center
of the design.
The dedication ceremony
opened with a traditional blessing
given by Derek Oxendine, the
president of Carolina Indian
Oxendine is a member of the
Lumbee tribe and said that he was
honored to give the blessing,
which is usually given by elders of
Oxendine performed a purifica
tion ritual by burning sage, which
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Two dancers perform traditional dances Tuesday at the dedication of
'The Gift," an American Indian design in the bricks at the Student Union.
his tribe believes is one of four
The ritual was followed by a cer
emonial prayer in which Oxendine
blessed Lynch for touching his
heart with her beautiful artwork
and expressed hope that it will
touch others as well.
Three dancers, in traditional
American Indian regalia, then per
formed spiritual dances to cultural
Greg Richardson, the executive
director of the N.C. Commission of
Indian Affairs, said he was very
pleased the artwork was done at
“The walkway is 240 feet of ded
ication to this state and a dedica
tion to American Indians,” he said.
Lynch said that she was truly
honored for providing a historical
American Indian monument on
Lynch said the University
required that her artwork repre
sented all nationalities.
“My people always said that
every color of man is in the clay,
and every color is represented on
this walkway,” Lynch said.
Oxendine also said that he was
very honored to be a part of the ded
ication ceremony and that he hopes
the artwork can help raise aware
ness of American Indian issues.
“The artwork and dedication
ceremony fulfills one of the goals of
the Carolina Indian Circle,”
Oxendine said. “To educate others
about my culture.”
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Y takes up summer reading
New program opens with AIDS hook
BY NORA WARREN
The Campus Y, led by its Health
Focus Committee, is starting anew
summer reading initiative this year
to spark discussion and debate
among its leaders.
“We do service, but we want
people to be aware of why they’re
doing service,” said Erika Stallings,
co-chairwoman of the Health
Each year one of the Campus Y’s
16 committees will select a sum
mer reading book that pertains to
that committee’s specific interest.
Campus Y cabinet members will
read the book during the summer
and be prepared to discuss its
implications the following fall.
This year, the committee will lead
discussions about the book “My
Own Country: A Doctor’s Story” by
Abraham Verghese. The book is an
autobiographical account of
Verghese’s experiences working
with AIDS patients in a rural hospi
tal in Johnson City, Tenn.
Stallings said she thinks discus
Event to offer legal downloading
BY KATE LORD
Digital Music Day, a free chance
for students to download music, is
being hosted by UNC from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. today in the Great Hall of
the Student Union.
The event will allow students to
test legal music downloading serv
ices such as fllines, Napster,
Rhapsody, Musicmatch Jukebox
and Emusic on various IBM and
Apple laptops at no cost.
“There are so many (services)
out there, it can be really confus
ing,” said Adam King, the event’s
organizer. “It’s hard to try them all
at one time.”
That’s where Digital Music Day
comes in, giving students a pain
free opportunity to try a plethora
of services all at once.
King, a UNC senior and resi
dential computing consultant,
coordinated the function as a
semester project for the
Residential Networking program,
a division of Academic Technology
and Network’s Response Services.
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sion of AIDS is especially relevant
to college students because of spike
in HTV cases among black male
college students in North Carolina,
reported in December. “I think it
really creates a powerful message
for people,” she said.
She said the group is working to
bring the author to UNC to speak
about his experiences. So far, no
official date has been set.
Campus Y Co-president Derwin
Dubose said the program is meant
to encourage an environment of
diverse discussion, particularly in
light of the recent concern over
intellectual freedom on campus.
“The goal of the Campus Y this
year is to have discussion across
campus, across many different top
ics,” he said.
Officials said the program will
also foster a sense of community
and cohesiveness among the com
mittees. “I hope it will give the stu
dents a common experience that
will help us be a stronger organi
zation in the fall,” said Virginia
Carson, director of the Campus Y.
The program supplies on-campus
students with ethernet connec
tions, as well as technical support
in their residence halls.
Res Net is sponsoring Digital
Music Day, with Apple, the RAM
Shop, the Information Technology
Resource Center, Information
Technology Security and the
Carolina Computing Initiative.
“The security office has given us
$250 (to fund the day),” King said,
“and some services offer free trials,
such as iTunes and Napster.”
Students also will be able to test
electronic devices, including iPods
and iPod Minis, as well as acces
sories, speakers and headphones.
While students are reveling in
the glory of free music, the spon
sors will hold a drawing to give
away an MP3 player, speakers and
20 iHmes gift certificates.
Recordable CDs will be avail
able to bum the newly downloaded
tunes and students will be able to
question Lauren Kucirka, also a
consultant with Res Net, about the
legalities of file-sharing and copy
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Elizabeth Sonntag, Campus Y
co-president, said in the past the
group has had trouble working as
a unit rather than as a confedera
tion of committees. She said the
dialogue initiated by the reading
might help unify the group.
Campus Y officials said their
summer reading program is in no
way meant to replace or conflict
with the University’s Summer
“We’re not trying to compete
with campus summer reading,”
Sonntag said. “We’re just offering it
as something else our members
Judy Deshotels, director of the
Office of New Student Programs
and coordinator of the Summer
Reading Program, said she sup
ports the new reading program
and does not anticipate it clashing
with the University program.
“I think it’s terrific if other organ
izations want to start summer read
ing programs,” she said. “It affirms
the success of the Carolina Summer
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“I get questions from people all
the time concerning illegal down
loading. People are scared they’re
going to get caught,” King said.
In addition to those in the know,
documents dealing with copyright
law and listing the legal alterna
tives will be readily available.
Napster hopes that the event
goes well, as they will have repre
sentatives at the event. “Napster
wants to sell their service to the
university, (to provide) a Napster
account for everybody,” King said.
“They just proposed it to the
University, so it’s still very initial.”
The ultimate goal of Digital
Music Day is to inform students of
the alternatives to illegal down
“There are a lot of legal ways of
getting music,” King said. “(Digital
Music Day) will help people feel
them all at one time and see which
one they like best.”
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