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The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

Friday, January 18, 2008 - - Volume 84, No. 14

University goes on wellness class diet

NEWS BY WESLEY BROWN classes, known commonly “Anytime a student has
SENIOR REPORTER as Freshman Seminar, they the opportunity to learn
Speaking in are still required in order to more information and skills
tongues GCSU’s phase-in of the graduate. it is valuable thing,”
The Modern Foreign Board of Regents policy The registrar is currently Anderson said. “Students
Language Department that limits Georgia univer- working on many ways to should be able to take
introduces Arabic and sities from counting well- inform students and faculty classes they are interested
ness and orientation classes of the change. The registrar in. They just need to be
toward earned hours for notified everyone through careful and plan according-
Page 2 degree requirements is the school e-mail of the ly.”
complete. changes and how they This semester the well-
As of December 2007, would be enforced. They ness program offers 18
GCSU is enforcing the are now working on putting classes, ranging from
Seniors represent longstanding policy that notes in the online registra- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and rac-
Seniors rank with states students can take tion databases. The regis- quetball, to fitness walking
nations best in “Who’s these classes, but when the trar will provide more info and weight training.
Page 3 school goes to calculate of the situation starting this Furthermore over 300 stu-
graduation earned hours summer. dents are enrolled in the
these hours are subtracted Although these classes classes. Wellness Program
FILE PHOTO from the total. no longer have a direct Coordinator, Amy Whatley,
F EATURES GCSU no longer credits wellness classes towards gradua- Students are still permit- impact on students’ educa- has not seen any drastic
tion. Despite the change, over 300 students are enrolled in ted to take wellness classes tion, Kay Anderson still
wellness classes including 15 students taking weight train- and are credited for the encourages students to Graduation Page 3
Oodles of Noodles ing in the wellness depot. hours. As for orientation enroll in the classes.

A&S decides
Art professor displays a
mountain of Ramen at
Emory University.
Page 7

streak may end
on new dean
After five years the Not- BY CLAIRE KERSEY
So-Greek Formal faces STAFF REPORTER
possible termination.
Page 7 After a nine month
search, the School of
Liberal Arts and Sciences
S PORTS has selected a new dean,
Kenneth Procter. Procter
will come to GCSU from
Lucky Sevens? the University of
After losing early in the Montevallo in Alabama,
flag football champi- where he was Dean of the Procter
onship GCSU’s College of Fine Arts. He identify what the faculty
Whiteout come within will take the place of was looking for in the
seven points from tak- Interim Dean Mike candidates and the oppor-
ing home the glory. Digby. tunities and challenges
Page 9 Procter has an MFA in that the school faced, and
Studio Art from a search consultant was
University of North hired.
Carolina, Chapel Hill. He GCSU used the com-
We must protect has written many papers, mittee’s information to
this house and has participated in compose a profile of the
The men’s basketball many art exhibitions. At potential dean, and a pro-
team beats Lander and the University of file of the school. Some of
Armstron Atlantic to Montevallo, he was previ- the desired qualifications
remain undefeated at ously chair of the art were a doctorate or the
home. department and director highest degree in a field,
Page 9 of the honors programs. at least five years of
The search for a dean administrative experi-
Construction has recently begun at West Campus and is expected to be finished at the start
began in March after the ence, scholarly expertise
of the fall semester. It is being built primarily as a dining hall that is closer to the residents of
departure of the previous and good communication
dean, Beth Rushing. A

Minor Renovations
The Village but will also have some multi-purpose rooms and a TV in the dining area.
committee was formed to Dean Page 3

GCSU reacts to
bomb threats

The beginnings of yet

another construction site
at GCSU is set to become
a gathering place for stu- BY JERRY CALBOS major event, from a bomb
threat all the way down to
dents by next fall.
a Severe Weather Alert.
For more than a year On Friday morning, The actions that need to
W EEKEND W EATHER blue prints for the new Nov. 30, 2007 at 9:30 be taken depend on the
multi-purpose building on a.m., there was a bomb situation.
Fri. Sat. Sun. West Campus have been threat at the Wal-Mart in When asked if students
improved and approved. Milledgeville. Wal-Mart feel safe on campus in the
After being designed by was evacuated, according case that an emergency
architects and reviewed by to a Milledgeville Police did occur,
a committee of University Department report. “I don’t know. I
staff the construction has There have also been haven’t really thought
58 49 44

39 21 23
20% 70% 10% a few other bomb threats about it,” Robin Keene, a
“The site is currently and a tornado watches in senior history major, said.
being leveled and excavat- and around Milledgeville. This attitude does not
ed for the drainage sys- This has led some to ask surprise Groseclose.
tem,” said Mark Bowen, questions about how pre- “At Parents Day (Nov.
project manager for the $2 pared GCSU is in the case 3), I had four sessions and
million structure. “The of an emergency. only four parents showed
project for the new multi- “I believe we’re well up. Parents must not care
purpose building has been prepared,” stated Dr. about their kids’ safety.”
in the works for over a SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE David Groseclose, assis- Groseclose continued.
42 year.”
Construction for the
Above is the floor plan for the 9,000 square foot building that
will include two large classrooms, a dining hall, a vast out-
tant vice president for
Human Services &
“(There is) a system in
place and we are begging
Business and interim people to sign up (to
Number of GCSU building is taking place door deck and a boardwalk connecting the new multi-pur-
director of Public Safety. ConnectEd). ConnectEd
between the clubhouse pose building to the existing clubhouse.
Groseclose referred to is a new system brought
seniors nominated and the 600 building. rooms, a dining hall, a vast “Sandella’s is a national an Emergency together by Mr.
to the Who’s Who Completion of the project outdoor deck and will brand like Chic-fil-A and Management book which Groseclose and Mr. Bryan
among Students in is set to be fall of 2008. include a unique board- Blimpie but will be man- is found “on every desk in Jackson, director of
American The 9,000 square foot walk connecting the new aged by Sodexo,” said the university. It has pro- U n i v e r s i t y
building will include sev- multi-purpose building to Larry Christenson, execu- tocol for every event.” Communications.”
Universities and eral features strikingly the existing clubhouse. A tive director of University In regards to protocol, Students who wish to
Colleges similar to the amenities café style eatery called Housing. “It was chosen there is also a flip chart sign up to ConnectEd
currently available on cen- Sandella’s will also be and approved by the manual found in every simply need to log into
Source: The Calendar tral campus. There will be located in the building and department which has
space for two large class- is available to the public. Construction Page 2 protocol for almost every Emergency Page 3
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Construction construction site to be cor-
rectly fenced off. The
access road will cut into the
tions at West Campus. I
think the new fitness com-
plex will really benefit us
Middle Eastern languages
come to Georgia College
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parking lot in front of the swimmers in the future, but
600 Building doing away right now we don’t even
Student Food Advisory with up to eight parking have a place to practice
Board.” spaces for a temporary the because the on-campus
The café will feature shuttle stop. pool is being filled in for
paninis, quesadillas, wraps Noise is another issue more classroom space,” BY CHRISTIN IVEY in keeping the new lan- ferent (from English), it
and flatbread pizza. that can not be as easily said Charlotte Petonic, a STAFF REPORTER guage on the school’s cur- sometimes confuses stu-
While next year’s remedied. junior and member of the riculum. dents with their produc-
incoming freshmen get to “The immense field Swim Cats club. “Our pool GCSU is upping its lan- GCSU tests out the tion of sounds,” Khalifa
enjoy the new amenities, between the buildings here was always too short guage lingo with new popularity of LCTLS, or said.
many current GCSU stu- additions to the modern less commonly taught lan- Regardless of its diffi-
behind the construction site to have competitions but at foreign language depart- guages, by hiring part- culty, 14 GCSU students
dents are not so sure about acts like an amphitheater least we had a place to
what it will take to get ment. As students look time professors through are currently enrolled in
amplifying the sound practice. Now we have to towards other options to the Fulbright Foreign both Arabic 1002 and
there. throughout the area and commute and have lost
“I’m worried about the fulfill the four-semester Language Teaching Arabic 2002.
surrounding apartment members because of it.” language requirement of Assistant Program Sophomore Chris
noise factor waking me up buildings,” said GCSU’s state-of-the-art
so early and interrupting most majors in the School (FLTA), which allows Hercules is in his second
Christenson. living facilities come with a of Liberal Arts and native speakers to teach at semester of Arabic, and
my studying,” said Sarah Cindy McClanahan, the very high price tag. The Sciences, GCSU hopes to GCSU for only one aca- says it is worth all the hard
Kirk, a sophomore at marketing coordinator for dorms, The Village and the diversify the choices, with demic school year. work.
GCSU. “I’m going to hate University Housing at West newly renovated Bell Hall courses in Arabic, Italian New languages are “It seems like now more
walking on the road right Campus has some sugges- are all less than five years and future plans for given on a two-year cycle, than ever, (Arabic) is a
next to all that construction tions. old. These investments Chinese. with level one beginning very important language
every morning to the shut- “Students can expect have produced a $100 mil- Currently, GCSU offers only in the fall semester, to to learn considering cur-
tle.” construction between 8 lion debt for the University. eight foreign language gauge continued student rent events at the moment.
A daily walk by a con- a.m. and dusk. I suggest More than 30 years of options for students: participation. I think it’s something
struction site poses many students plan their time by tuition will be needed to Arabic, Italian, Japanese, However, for new lan- everyone should learn,”
safety issues for students. utilizing the library or other equalize the debt. Still, the Russian, English as a sec- guages such as Arabic and Hercules said.
Although a path of locations as a place to school is nowhere near ond language and the Italian to remain a perma- Noah DeWalt, a junior
packed sand and gravel was study. Construction is slowing down spending more commonly taught nent language option for Liberal Studies major, has
made as an alternative inconvenient, but the end money. languages: French, students, approval from already taken Italian and is
route for students to avoid result will be well worth The old coffee shop on German and Spanish. the Curriculum and now in his second semes-
the construction zone, it it.” the bottom floor of Sanford However, due to a nation- Instruction Committee ter of Arabic, but wishes
has not been effective. al trend of increased will be needed. GCSU would offer more
GCSU is finally imple- is soon to become a WOW demand for Middle Yet, GCSU cannot hire language choices.
“An easy and efficient menting its long awaited (World of Wings). Yes, it
route has been made from Eastern and Asian speak- a full-time professor for a “I think we really need
dream of growth, improve- will sell wings in a pub ers, GCSU is looking to new language unless stu- Mandarin Chinese and I
the apartments to the club- ment and expansion environment, minus the
house and shuttle stop, but give students more lan- dent demand for that lan- can’t believe we don’t
throughout many campus beer of course. The guage options. guage warrants it, Noel have it already because I
students are choosing not to buildings. However, there advancements on West
use it,” said Christenson. Dr. Roger Noel, chair of explains. would take that in a sec-
have been many sacrifices Campus are not stopping the modern foreign lan- “One thing I would love ond,” DeWalt said. “But
This is understandable along the way. anytime soon either. guage department, to offer at a liberal arts I’d also love to see Hindu
considering that recent rain GCSU’s cross country “We have plans for a explains why GCSU school like GCSU is Latin, and Hebrew offered.”
has caused the path to team could no longer race much larger student well- added Arabic to the cur- but MFL (Master of As for any other new
become a muddy marsh- at home when The Village ness center and recreation riculum. Foreign Language) can’t languages GCSU might
land that resembles more of was built on their training center on West Campus. “I think there has been afford a full-time position offer, Noel reveals some
an obstacle course than an grounds. They are now Rock climbing walls, a an interest in Arabic unless the professor can good news for GCSU stu-
ordinary concrete sidewalk. forced to compete on unfa- swimming pool and more,” because of the importance teach (another subject) dents interested in the Far
“We have been in com- miliar terrain at different said Christenson. “We want of Arab countries in the besides Latin,” Noel said. East.
munication with the city of college campuses. this to be a place to gather world, and at some point GCSU’s current Arabic “Chinese will be
Milledgeville and have Although an athletic swim- producing the liberal arts (GCSU) may offer a cer- professor, Imene Khalifa, offered this fall,” said
gained permission for a ming pool on West Campus concept of a living and tificate in Middle Eastern will only be at GCSU for Noel.
temporary access road that will be available in the learning community.” Studies. However I think one academic year, as is However, for these new
will allow students to avoid future, the GCSU Swim For more information we need to wait a couple the policy of the FLTA languages to stick around
the construction site,” said Cats currently must travel and updates on the con- of years to see if Arabic Program. However, long enough to allow stu-
Christenson. to Central State to practice struction, join the remains popular,” Noel Khalifa advises, teaching dents to meet the four-
The $15,000 temporary said. and learning Arabic is no semester language
and race. Facebook group “Village As with most new lan- easy cakewalk. requirement, student
access road will offer a new “The dean came and Construction.” Or call
shuttle stop for Village res- guages added to the for- “The hardest thing (in demand must be heard
talked to us about what we Cindy McClanahan at 478- eign language department, Arabic) is the alphabet and loud and clear, in Arabic
idents and will allow the wanted from the new addi- 804-4796. student demand is crucial sounds. Since it’s so dif- or Chinese, of course.
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Seniors receive national honors Emergency
Continued from Page 1 ...
at GCSU, including a
revision of the manual for
faculty and staff and the
Environmental Health &
BY AMANDA BODDY forty-second year of publi- Natalee Mayo, a mass Vocal Performance Occupational Safety
STAFF REPORTER cation, is “one of the most communications major major Jeremy Skidmore PAWS and confirm Directorate will be filled
prestigious awards the aca- double-concentrating in was also a nominee. their cell phone number. as soon as possible.
“It should always be demic community can advertising and public rela- “I feel I was nominated The process only takes a Also in response to the
remembered that college bestow.” The process of tions, was one of the nomi- because I believe a certain few minutes. Virginia Tech shootings
students are the reservoir nomination involves being nees and with good reason. professor saw a student In the event of an emer- last year, a new position
from which our nation first chosen by the college As Director of Campus who has potential and has gency, the Public Safety has been approved, and
draws its leadership and then sending in a per- Activities Board, Historian worked very hard to earn department will text stu- will be added next year—
strength” is the principle of sonal application which is for the Student Ambassador some kind of recognition,” dents’ cell phones and let Emergency Preparedness
the honors program “Who’s then deliberated over by Team, and Public Relations Skidmore said. them know the school Manager, whose office
Who among Students in members of the school’s Chair for the Sassy Cats Skidmore is the presi- will be closing. will be in the Public
American Universities and faculty. dance team, not to mention dent of GCSU’s choral Every student should Safety Building. The
Colleges.” After being chosen for being involved in and often ensembles and feels the have received an e-mail EHOS Director will
This same program an annual edition, the nom- holding a position in at honor boosts his creden- within the first week report directly to the
selected 42 GCSU seniors inees send in a profile to be least eight other campus tials. about signing up for Manager.
for their 2008 edition. published in a book listing. organizations, Mayo clear- “I believe it might help ConnectEd. In addition, “We have a good rela-
These students, whose Nomination for the pro- ly exemplifies the criteria on resumes, especially Groseclose had been tionship with the
names were released in a gram is based on five crite- necessary for ”Who’s since I was one of only 42 passing out flyers to stu- Milledgeville Police
GCSU press release, are ria: GPA, leadership in Who.” Mayo describes her students out of the entire dents for three days. Department and Sheriff’s
diverse in gender, area of school organizations, com- experience of being nomi- university who was nomi- However, out of 5,000 Department,” Groseclose
study and hometown. munity involvement, future nated as being “a high nated. That is a great flyers that were passed said. “In the event of a
According to the “Who’s leadership potential and honor” and that “it is great honor,” Skidmore said. out, only 600 students bomb threat, there are
Who” website, selection to any college-specific to be picked by a profes- signed up for ConnectEd. bomb sniffing dogs in the
the program, which is in its requirements. sor.” Kelly Payne, a senior prison system.”

Who’s Who recognized seniors (4 of 42)...

General Business major Groseclose did agree
agreed that ConnectEd that students, faculty and
was a good idea. staff need to know what to
“Yeah, I’m all about do in the event of an
that (safety on campus) emergency. It’s not just up
so, I signed up for it,” to Public Safety to call the
Payne said. shots.
Groseclose also stated “The plan is only as
that there would be some good as it’s known,”
minor changes regarding Groseclose said.
Emergency Preparedness

McCall Monell Mayo Hodge

Graduation cornerstones of GCSU
and students should not
Dean opening nationwide, over
125 applicants applied for
were particularly important
because it was the first
a COPLAC (Council on
Public Liberal Arts Continued from Page 1 ... be penalized for taking
them,” Whatley said.
Continued from Page 1 ... the position. From these, chance for applicants to Colleges) school,” Gormly Students also believe
the field was narrowed interact with students and said. shifts since the policy wellness classes are still
skills. down to nine candidates faculty in their environ- Procter will begin his was enacted. worth taking. Senior psy-
The profile also chosen for preliminary ment. position at GCSU on July “I have had more stu- chology major Thomas
described the wide variety interviews. These people The three applicants 1. He will be seeking opin- dents enroll in my fitness Crawford took racquet-
of programs available at were interviewed in were from various academ- ions by interacting with walking and jogging ball last semester and
GCSU and the benefits of a Atlanta, and from this pool, ic backgrounds, such as both students and faculty. classes than last year,” enjoyed the experience.
small liberal arts university, three were chosen for on- English, political science His job will be important in Whatley said. “Currently
campus interviews. and art, they came from future growth and develop- “The class was a
as well as the appeal of both of my fitness walk- chance to get out and do
Milledgeville. Procter was notified colleges in Florida, Texas ment in the liberal arts pro- ing classes are maxed out
about the position by the and Alabama, but in the grams, such as the selection something that you would
“When you search as opposed to last semes- not normally do,”
you’re not just looking to search consultant and was end, the committee chose of department chairs for the ter when only 15 to 18
intrigued. Procter, partly because of art and theater departments. Crawford said. “When I
select someone, but you’re students were enrolled.” took racquetball, it was
also selling the school,” “(GCSU) is a sister his experience at a public “I am looking forward to Whatley also feels
school to where I am, and I liberal arts institution. meeting all the people,” something new to me that
said Dr. Anne Gormly, vice wellness is a valuable I was interested in learn-
president and dean of facul- thought it was interesting,” “It was a hard choice. He Procter said. “My first job
Procter said. related well to people, and is to learn about the asset to the university. ing to expand my hori-
ties. “Wellness is one of the
After advertising the On-campus interviews he was previously a dean at school.” zons.”

January 23rd, 2008

in MSU Dinning Hall

Stargaze on the Red Carpet

Best Look-a-Like Celebrity

wins an IPod Nano
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Friday, January 18, 2008
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor in Chief, Lee Sandow



Big plans for a new year

Ladies and gentlemen, students, faculty and staff, the
Colonnade is back in 2008 and ready to put out the best
13 issues we have ever produced.
Much like many of you, we at the Colonnade have
made new year's resolutions, while still staying true to
our roots and cause.
Our resolutions, though, are to keep you as informed as
ever by improving the paper’s content in all possible
ways. And not only the paper – expect our Web site to
flourish and grow too.
We’ve got big plans for all of our sections. News is
going to continue to bring you the finest coverage avail-

New Yorkers duke it out in 2008

able of the important comings-and-goings of GCSU and
the Milledgeville Community.
The Sports Section is going to continue to keep you up
to date on all the GCSU teams and intramural activities.
The Features Section will continue to highlight the arts
and recreation that GCSU has to offer. Sept. 11, 2001 I was a pret- voters, particularly evan- Iran condemning, freedom
ty big fan of Rudy gelicals feel like a candi- infringing initiative that
Last but not least, the Opinion Section will continue to Giuliani. I looked forward date’s personal life is a has come before her. The
give you the finest editorials offered by your peers and to 2008 because that very important indicator of only two voting exceptions
instructors, as well as a word or two from a certain news- would be the inevitable how that person will be as were both this year when
paper staff. year that he runs for President. Rudy Giuliani is she voted against addition-
As always, we’ll strive to bring you comprehensive President and would beat currently on his third mar- al funding for the troops in
stories from an unbiased, professional standard. We don’t Hillary Clinton. In early riage, the last one ended Iraq and voted for a time-
take sides – it’s up to you to make up your own mind. 2007, Giuliani’s campaign when he decided to tell his table to pull troops out.
This is where you can help us out. We know you have started up and I realized he wife he was filing for Even today she proudly
opinions, so share them with us! Our Vent is constantly wouldn’t be much better divorce in a press confer- states that invading Iraq
online for quick thoughts, and for longer points, feel free than Hillary Clinton at all. ence. Both of his previous was the right thing to do,
to send a letter to the editor. You can also leave com- First of all, let’s look at marriages have ended but was poorly executed
ments on each article on our Web site. the areas that these candi- because of infidelity on his by President Bush. At the
We mentioned the Web site earlier. You know,
BY ANDREW ADAMS dates are very similar. part. In fact, his current New Hampshire debate, which we shamelessly plug in every
COLUMNIST They both are staunch sup- wife served as his second this past weekend Rudy
issue? Well, there have been a lot of new things to see porters or abortion, embry- marriage’s mistress. I Giuliani also stated that
Hillary Clinton and onic stem-cell research, guess a supporter of the Iraq War was the right
this semester, and we’re proud to announce even more Rudy Giuliani are both
new projects for this new semester. and gay marriage. Rudy Giuliani could claim that thing to do but was poorly
from New York. They are Giuliani is an even larger this shows he supports the executed by President
We’ve been adding photo slideshows to stories that both running for President
were visually interesting to help immerse you in the advocate of gay marriage institution of marriage Bush’s advisors, namely
of the United States. And by actually supporting it since he’s done it so many Rumsfeld. In Iraq war
event. Our Public Safety Report is back with a they are both leading their
vengeance, with Podcasts that will be available for down- and having marched in a times. Giuliani does have rhetoric there is very mini-
parties in nation-wide New York gay pride children. Unfortunately mal difference between
load each week. polls. However, their simi- parade. Hillary Clinton on they’re not helping his Hillary Clinton and Rudy
But to make this work, we’re going to need your help. larities don’t stop there. the other hand thinks it’s a campaign like Mitt Giuliani. Of course,
We’ve already mentioned that we want your opinion, but Several months ago a state issue, but personally Romney's sons or Hillary Giuliani doesn’t have a
we NEED your feedback in order to make this paper the hard-core Republican supports civil unions. Clinton’s daughter. Rudy voting record on these
best it can be for the students, faculty and staff of GCSU. friend of mine went to an There is nothing inherently Giuliani’s daughter is sup- national affairs so it is dif-
If you see one of our reporters roving, walk up and say event that Hillary Clinton wrong in either candidate's porting Barack Obama for ficult to know if his votes
hello. We’re always on the lookout for people to share spoke at. I envisioned my positions on these issues, President. would match his words.
with us the news and events we may have overlooked, or friend causing a ruckus. but, for someone running We all know about Bill Hillary Clinton and
are not aware of, so do let us know if there is anything Possibly asking a question as a “conservative” Clinton’s multiple infideli- Rudy Giuliani are very
you think is newsworthy going on. in a Q & A about any num- Republican, Giuliani is ties. And there has been similar. They have two dif-
We want to know what’s going on with you – that’s ber of Clinton scandals: definitely out of the loop. more than a little criticism ferences. One is a man,
what we’re here for. Rose Law Firm, Vince On the issue of the of Hillary for sticking by and the other is a woman.
Foster, White Water land Second Amendment, him. But isn’t forgiving, However, both wear
Once again, feel free to submit any questions, concerns scandal, selling nuclear
or comments to us at so that Hillary Clinton believes and trying to make the women’s clothes in public
secrets to China in ‘90s for assault rifles, and automat- marriage work the (check YouTube for the
we can know exactly what it is that our readers want. campaign cash. And that’s ic firearms should be ille- Christian thing for Hillary video). The other differ-
just the short-list. To my gal. Rudy Giuliani thinks to do? Many people ence is that Giuliani is a
astonishment the response the right to bear arms believe it was a calculated Republican, and Clinton is
It’s your right to know. I got from my friend was,
It’s our duty to inform. doesn’t exist, and his political decision. Maybe a Democrat. But if their
“she’s not all that bad.” record of strict gun control it was, and maybe it was- views are the same, what
The conversation practi- in New York is proof. I’m n’t. Regardless, it showed difference does it make
The Colonnade, 2008 cally died there when my not surprised that a Americans across the what party they choose to
jaw hit the floor and I was Democrat would support nation that it is possible to associate with. A recent
left speechless. this small gun control ban forgive in even the worst Rasmussen Poll showed
Following that, I took a since most Democrats are of times. To the contrary, that over 70 percent of
little time to re-evaluate in favor of gun control. the example that Giuliani Americans don’t like the
Send responses to Hillary Clinton. I still But I am surprised that a set is to remain faithful direction that this country despise her with about 52 Republican like Giuliani only until a pretty girl in a is going. Unfortunately,
percent of Americans, but would support an extreme skirt walks by. Rudy Giuliani and Hillary
her voting record, and in amount of gun control. When it comes to for- Clinton are nothing more
most cases her rhetoric Now that we have cov- eign policy Hillary Clinton than symbols of the status
aren't as liberal as ered important social has voted with the quo.
Republicans like to claim. issues, let’s take a look at Republicans in support of Send responses to
E DITORIAL B O A R D For years following family issues. Republican every Iraq War supporting,

Lee Sandow

Don’t stretch yourself too thin

Editor in Chief
colonnade@ Preston Sellers Asst. Sports Editor
Wes Brown Katie Huston
News Editor Online Editor / up inks taped on them, you when she suffered an anxi- rather than passing. Don’t
colonnadenews@ Webmaster can field strip a stapler and ety attack on her way from lace up for college like reload it blind folded, and the library to the residence you’re being dropped into
Erin Gish you solve quadratic equa- halls. the Cambodian jungle.
Ana Maria Lugo Photo Editor tions in your sleep. You’ve “I didn’t realize the Create a personal dialogue
Features Editor got the perfect twelve hour stress was that bad,” with your professors so
colonnadefeatures@ Christa Murphy a week job so that you can Greene said, “my chest that they understand your Ad Manager save up that little money was hurting and it was misgivings about certain
colonnadeads@ for the nights Downtown hard to breath. I called my assignments and curb your
Corey Dickstein where you’ll be hobnob- HMO and they told me anger as the work piles up.
Sports Editor hang up and dial 911 so I Retreat if things get too
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Wesley Crafton is a good man
Dear Editor, together, and was also time offender plea, so he Has it been difficult for you to choose a
arrested that night along won’t be serving any more
I want to tell you that the with another one of my jail time. Thank God. candidate for this year’s election?
article you wrote (“There’s marine friends, and I just Anyhow, just thought
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Sept. 14, 2007) was right GCSU police force/GCSU article. I still need to do my research. I’m planning
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on waiting until closer to the election
to light. I've been Wes’ the wrong impression about though, because you never know what’s
friend since fifth grade, we Wes. Wes is doing just fine going to happen between now and then.”
even went to boot camp though, he got off on a first Ryan McGovern
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Reported by Courtney Murrah

NOOOO GCSU INTERWEBZ! They were so fast at first, and now look at

What’s up with Facebook being down ... now I have to pay attention in class
... this better be fixed FAST.

So let me tell you a story about a call that changed my destiny...

I love how it’s snowing and we still have class .. . aren’t we the state that’s
GRAPHIC BY LEE SANDOW supposed to freak out by ONE snowflake? Thanks GCSU, I am going to freeze
so I can go to a theater class.
Will you be returning to GCSU for the I’ll never give you up, let you down, tell a lie or hurt you. I’ll never make you
Spring 2008 semester? cry, never say goodbye, and never run around and desert you.

I want to go back to Mexico. It’s warm there!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m glad to be back in Milledgeville.

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Friday, January 18, 2008
The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment Section Editor, Ana Maria Lugo

Noodle art a
feast for the eyes
Ali Duckworth staying in the United
Staff Reporter States, Lee was soon
offered a part-time posi-
Sang-Wook Lee, assis- tion.
tant professor of art at “I really like it a lot
GCSU and artist of because the teaching job
“19620,” “Noodle has given me a lot of
Noodle” and “Ramen extra time to work on my
Noodle: 2008,” is not own work, and this is
only famous in a small what I want. So give me
town, he is making an opportunity. I can do
national news. both, and I can survive,”
Born and raised in Lee said.
South Korea, Lee earned Lee’s latest piece of
his BFA and MFA from art, “Ramen Noodle:
Dong-A University. He 2008,” is a representation
majored in Textile Design of mystery, culture and
before coming to the memory.
United States and attend- Made from nearly
ing the University of 7,000 packages of Ramen
Georgia where he noodles, Lee describes
received a second his work as “mysterious
Master’s degree in same architecture.”
course of study. Not fully appreciating
Lee was recently fea- Ramen noodles until his
tured on CNN News in a move to the United
segment titled, “Amazing States, he now realizes
Noodle Art!” The seg- how important culture is.
ment features Lee and “When you’re there
various students dis- (Korea), you don’t really

Pregnancy Center offers assistance

cussing his piece, think about your back-
“Noodle Noodle,” on ground, but when I
exhibition now at Emory moved here, I started to
University. realize about how impor-
Unlike many artists, tant it is - about my cul-
ANA MARIA LUGO and improved services.” post-abortion recovery and we are not condemning Lee did not always know ture,” Lee said.
SENIOR REPORTER Butler and Alford, and assistance. While abortion them. It is their body, their what he wanted to be. “Ramen Noodle for me
the network of counselors may seem like the easiest baby, and their decision “In Korea’s system, is - I guess it’s kind of
Many single women and and health professionals, way to deal with unplanned ultimately.We just want to you have to decide your memories from when I
couples will experience the hope to offer an alternative pregnancies, it can cause help then choose an option major before you get into was young,” Lee said.
surprise - pleasant or not- to unwanted pregnancies physical, emotional and that they can live with.” the school. I hadn’t had “Something the Koreans
of pregnancy this year. And and offer counseling and spiritual damage to many Through ministry they any experience before believe noodles celebra-
that scare could be magni- help them explore other women even years after the hope to reach more stu- getting in college, so pret- tion or long life.”
fied if the pregnancy is options other than abortion. procedure. dents on campus more than ty much people told me Also influenced by
unplanned. Crossroads Pregnancy “We are not here to ever that will include dis- that the fiber is good, and American architecture,
Birth controls may fail, Center is true to their judge you,” Alford said. cussion groups, Bible stud- that it’s going to be a Lee noticed the striking
condoms will break and Christian roots and believes “But in my experience, I’ve ies, and workshops to cam- good major that I can differences between
accidents will happen. that life begins at concep- talked to women who still pus. study,” Lee said. Korean apartment com-
Crossroads Pregnancy tion. The center’s funding suffer from the emotional Anna Bryson, a sopho- While Lee was a grad- plexes and American
Center offers counseling comes mostly from gener- hardship years after the more mass communication uate student at Dong-A brick house. Lee’s
and help. Formerly known ous donations of like-mind- procedure, and we’re here major, is a volunteer and a University, Glen research of the Native
as the Oconee Pregnancy ed individuals and churches to help you get through that member of the center’s col- Kaufman, professor of art American ruins of Chaco
Center, it was founded over around Milledgeville. with the help of people who lege outreach program. and Fabric Design chair Canyon in New Mexico
fifteen years ago and They offer a range of have been through the same “We hope to have work- at the University of helped to influence his
recently got a make-over classes, counseling and exact thing in a confidential shops and bring in medical Georgia, guest lectured at piece as well.
with a new location, a other outreach programs to and secure environment.” professionals such as a the university. “Everything here: con-
brand-new building and a help women and couples A variety of counselors gynecologist to speak to the “He liked my work, temporary art, geometry
new name. The Christian who are pregnant or think are on-hand to assist with students sometime,” and we had a good con- shapes, I was trying to
not-for-profit organization they maybe pregnant. recovery and to give Bryson said. “Education is nection,” Lee said. combine those two things
offers guidance and consul- Services offered include advice. They vary from col- an important part of the Kaufman and Lee kept together: Native
tation for women and cou- pregnancy tests and an lege students themselves to program and hopefully that in contact, and after American mysterious and
ples that are at a “cross- ultra-sound all free of 80-year old counselors to will help bring about another visit, Kaufman Ramen Noodle Asian
road” in their life. charge. Maternity and baby better accommodate the awareness to the pregnancy suggested Lee come to Culture,” Lee said.
“We like to think of supplies are also available needs of the clients. center and the options and the United States. Along with approxi-
Crossroads Pregnancy to assist financially needy “We have to have a alternatives they offer “At that time I had no mately nine other art stu-
Center as a place of hope,” clients and single mothers range of age for coun- there.” idea about American cul- dents, sophomore art
Pam Alford, client services through the “Earn While selors,” Butler said. “Some These programs include ture. I had not any plan or major, Casey Sullivan
manager said. “Many You Learn” incentive pro- women are comfortable the “Abstinence in Action” anything. That’s when I will be traveling to
young women come in here gram. This program offers talking to a peer if they are program which is already came here,” Lee said.
scared and confused and a variety of classes for younger, and some are established in the center. Though he had no
we are here basically to expectant mothers and par- more comfortable to see And while the pro-life intent on teaching or even Noodle Art Page 8
show them that we’re here ents from parenting classes, someone who looks like stance and the christian
for them and that they are childbirth education class- thier grandma. Either way ministry promoted might
not alone and share with es, and classes to help we feel like the Lord intimidate many who seek
them the ministry of Jesus.” explain the changes under- matches these people for us help, the center maintains
Judy Butler, director of going the body physically and he guides the clients non-judgmental atmosphere.
Crossroads Pregnancy and emotionally during the and the counselors into “The Christian way is to
Center, has been with the pregnancy. Each class is helping each other.” be non-judgmental,”
organization since it was tailored to the clients needs Indeed, the center offers Dunnam said. “Here in the
established. She was asked and clients get “Mommy a very cozy and homey center, we believe that
to be the center’s director Dollars” as they go through environment. Jesus forgives and that his
and has been through the the program. They can then Joy Dunnam, a junior love is unconditional
four moves and changes it redeem these “dollars” in nursing major at GCSU, regardless of where they’ve
has endured since its the center’s Stork’s Nest has been working at the been.”
founding. Store. center since age 18. She For more information
“We are so excited to get “We have a lot of goods also serves as a counselor about services and a way to
a place specifically built for to help new and expectant and a client assistant. volunteer visit Crossroads
our purposes where we can mothers,” Butler said. “There are a lot of girls Pregnancy Center located
comfortably accommodate “These were donated and out there that are confused at 451 S. Wayne Street or
our clients,” Butler said. are free to anyone who join and scared,” Dunnam said. call (478) 452-7376. All
“We’re really hoping to the ‘Earn While You Learn’ “We are here to share what consultations and services PHOTO COURTESY OF EUN-I.COM
reach out to more people program.” their options are. We are offered are free and confi- GCSU Art professor Sang-Wook Lee builds his masterpiece,
now with our new location The center also offers not here to intimidate them dential. which is displayed in Emory College’s Visual Arts Gallery.

Final Not-So-Greek goes with a bang

BY CHELSEA THOMAS house has been used for all other residents of the house some traveling from other
STAFF WRITER five formals. spend a lot of time cleaning schools. One of the main
“The party gives folks out the entire bottom floor reasons for the formal is to
The Not-So-Greek an excuse to dress up, go for the party. Once it is all welcome everyone.
Formal began five years out to eat if they want, and cleared there were sheets “It was a neat experience
ago when a couple of guys to come dance with their hung from the ceiling, spe- getting together with so
living on West friends. People can just cial lighting set up and many people from the
Montgomery Street decid- come out without the whole sound systems were rented. school at a non-school
ed they wanted to throw a craziness of other parties,” A lot of preparation and related event. It was really
nonexclusive get together says Benji Lavender, a sen- time is spent every year organized and had a great
for everyone - whether ior at GCSU that has been getting ready for the big atmosphere,” Alix Erola-
affiliated with Greek organ- part of planning the event night. Rebellato, a freshman in
izations on campus or not. for years. “It is definitely a group the Honors program at
Back then in 2003, about At the house party there effort,” Lavender said. GCSU, said.
150 people showed up for were finger foods outside Many GCSU students One of the reasons the
the event. This past week- under a tent, lights adorn- have made a point of Not-So-Greek Formal dif-
end, on Jan. 12, for the ing the front porch, and attending the Not-So-Greek ferentiates from other
CHELSEA THOMAS / STAFF WRITER Fifth Annual Not-So-Greek plenty of dancing room Formal every year. Along
The house was packed as students both Greeks and Non-
Formal over 450 people inside. Along with with these there have been
Greeks danced the night away to the fifth and final formal.
came out. The same white Lavender, many of the many new faces as well, Not-So-Greek Page 8
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Options short from strikes
BY ANDY KELLY Johnson said. of the other networks that
STAFF WRITER Clark knows the impor- relied on sitcoms and hour- Name of show Episodes Expected air
tance of that rule. long dramas. Remtz, who left date
Andrea Johnson, junior, “People would get also likes the show “24,” is Bones 3 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Rebekah Clark, junior, and yelled at for talking,” said not that concerned with the Boston Legal 3 1/22, 1/29
Caroline Remtz, sopho- Clark. “If a cell phone rang, strike. Cold Case 1 1/23
more, now have more free it had to be answered out- “I mainly just watch the
ER 1 1/31
time Thursday nights at side the room.” news,” said Remtz. “I don’t
nine. People around the The writers’ strike really see the strike affect- House 3 2/3
country would normally involves members of the ing me.” Law and Order: SVU 1 1/22
turn on their televisions to Writers’ Guild fighting for The “Grey’s Anatomy” Lost 8 1/31 (premiere)
watch “Grey’s Anatomy” at some key issues in their group will still try and meet Numb3rs 1 1/18
this time. However, with contracts. One facet of the on Thursday nights, but One Tree Hill 12 Season already on
the writers strike entering writers’ strike is about new some of the luster is now Scrubs 5 1/24
its tenth week, many shows media. All online down- gone. Johnson believes the Smallville 6 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 3/27
are slowly ending or going loads, internet streaming writers have a good point in
on hiatus. and other on-demand pro- the strike.
Johnson describes the gramming is what new “I agree with what they
group’s “Grey’s Anatomy” media essentially is all are doing, but it is a big
nights. about. Clark thinks that inconvenience to all of us,”
“We had a group of about eventually one of the two said Johnson. “I don’t like According to Brent Evans
eight to nine regular view- sides will have to break. reality shows, so I hope the
ers with a few others that “People are not going to issue is resolved quickly.” Television image courtesy
would tag along,” said want to watch reality TV In the meantime, some
Johnson. “We would go to and reruns all the time,” independent corporations,
the Bell Hall common Clark said. Worldwide Pants, United
room at 8:30 and bake Reality television is tak- Artists and The Weinstein
some cookies.” ing over the market. Company, are signing
When the show started, a Networks like the CW, with agreements with the
hush would come over the shows such as “America’s Writers Guild to allow Hayley Ferrell, junior, is regular TV,” Ferrell said. without their writers.
room. Next Top Model” and guild writers to continue annoyed with the amount “In the meantime, I am “I can’t tell a difference
“Usually newcomers “Beauty and the Geek,” and working with those compa- of reality TV caused by the going to watch “Late Night in the programs,” said
asked questions, so we Fox, with hit show nies. Many are hopeful that strike. “with Conan O’Brien.” Ferrell. “Conan makes a lot
made the only rule no talk- “American Idol,” are suf- this action could help end “I want to be able to Several late night shows of jokes about the writers
ing until commercials,” fering a little less than some the strike. choose between reality and have returned to airwaves needing to return.”

Noodle Art the Museum

Art Not-So-Greek event, this year might have
been the last infamous Not-
great turnout of new faces.
Every year has gotten bet-
enthusiasm of the guests is
what keeps the party so
Continued from page 7... (MOCA) Atlanta, Continued from page 7... So-Greek Formal. ter and better,” said Jen alive. Hopefully, the future
“Noodle Noodle” is cur- Lavender explains that all Keeton, a Rhetoric Major at tradition of the Not-So-
Jacksonville to help with rently on show at Emory house parties is that there is
the installation of Lee’s the residents are moving GCSU that has attended the Greek Formal will contin-
University until Jan. 26. no alcohol involved. The out after they graduate in formal in the past. ue. If not, then the Fifth
“Ramen Noodle: 2008.” The exhibition will fea- residents of the house
“I am really excited May, and unless new resi- Overall, the event has Annual Not-So-Greek
ture an artist talk by Lee responsible for managing dents continue the tradition become a staple in the win- Formal will be remembered
about it,” Sullivan said. “I on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at
love that he’s all about the event had the intent for that may be the last formal. ter events calendar for as the last infamous tradi-
7 p.m. “Ramen Noodle: it to be all about having
getting the students 2008” will be on exhibi- Since so many have GCSU students. There is no tion for the white house on
involved. I’m glad that he fun. enjoyed it every year, many doubt the Not-So-Greek West Montgomery Street.
tion at the Museum of “The party is all about
gets to share his experi- Contemporary Art are hopeful the tradition Formal is great fun for all
ence with us and allow for (MOCA) Jacksonville in
fellowship. It’s an excuse will live on. in attendance. Check out an exclusive
us to have a really incred- Jacksonville, Fla. Jan. 25 for people to get together “The Not-So-Greek As Lavender explained, slide show from the Not-
ible experience as under- through April 6. For more and some have fun,” says Formal was a great experi- part of what makes the
graduate students learning So-Greek Formal online
information concerning Lavender. ence this year. Just like party so great is the charac-
about sculpture which is However, even with the at
the CNN piece visit: every year, there was a ter of the attendees. The
something that we really increasing popularity of the
need at Georgia College
and State (University).” art/3275550316.
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Friday, January 18, 2008
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation Section Editor, Corey Dickstein

GCSU takes second place at nationals SeasoN The


A group of students hailing

Recreational Sports Association
flag football championship, held
Jan. 3 through 5 in Dallas, Texas.
Whiteout, GCSU’s current
in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 2 to
represent their school, their pride
and the state of Georgia.
For Ryan Erwin, a GCSU sen-
As the week progressed, word
quickly spread throughout the
tournament that an unknown
school was piling up the wins, and
from a small liberal arts college intramural flag football champion, ior history major, this week would the points, with a high-flying style
known as GCSU, with an under- received an invitation to compete become one of his fondest college that many GCSU flag football
graduate enrollment slightly over in the national tournament after memories. teams are already aware of.
5,000 was undaunted by schools defeating the University of “The most fun I’ve had in col- Whiteout made it all the way to
boasting numbers of 15,000, Georgia for the 2007 state champi- lege has been playing with the national championship game,
20,000, or even 30,000 students, onship, held in November. Whiteout,” Erwin said. “Being on narrowly losing on a last second
beating them into submission dur- The members of Whiteout, all this team, which are my closest
ing the National Intramural and GCSU juniors and seniors, arrived friends, has been awesome.”
Whiteout Page 10

Soccer ’Cats remain perfect at home


Not so free
coach BY SCOTT THOMPSON throws

moves on
There are very few cir-
Many coaches over the years cumstances in team sports
have told their teams one thing: where a player has an
defense wins championships. opportunity to score with-
Despite the fact that the NCAA out any form of defense
Tournament is still months away, against that attempt.
In basketball, however,
the GCSU men’s basketball players are given this
team used a suffocating defense opportunity quite often in
to secure their tenth win of the the form of free throws.
season Wednesday night against A free throw, simply
Armstrong Atlantic State put, is an uncontested shot
University. awarded to a player after
The Bobcat defense allowed he is fouled while shooting
just 52 points, their lowest total or when the opposing team
of the season, and tied their sea- is over the foul limit. It is a
son high for steals with ten in a 15-foot shot and typically
PARR 76-52 win. Graham Martin, a a good player will hit
sophomore guard, who shot 80 around 80 percent.
Basketball fans know
BY COREY DICKSTEIN percent from behind the three- how important free throw
SENIOR REPORTER point arc, paced the Bobcats shooting can be to a team,
with 16 points. especially in a close game.
The GCSU Athletic “Coming into the game, we It is not uncommon that
Department has opened a national wanted to push the ball and run,” games are essentially
search for a new women’s soccer Martin said. “We wanted to decided at the foul line.
coach to replace former head focus on defense and stop pene- That being said, as I
coach Robert Parr following his tration and kickouts.” have spent a pretty signifi-
resignation. The Bobcats grabbed an early cant amount of time
Parr announced his intention to lead before Armstrong fought watching Division II bas-
leave the team on Nov. 29, after back and eventually gained a ketball over the past three
leading the Lady Bobcats to its years, I can not only help
lead of their own in the first half. but wonder why nearly
most successful season in the But the Bobcats showed why every team I watch strug-
team’s four-year history. they have not lost at home this gles mightily from the line.
The team finished the season season. Let’s use this seasons
with a 13-5 mark and advanced to A block by freshman Reece GCSU men’s team as an
the semi-final round of the Peach Wiedeman eventually set up one example.
Belt Conference Tournament Senior forward Jay Warden fights for a rebound in a 77-75 win over North
From the floor the
where the Bobcats fell 1-0 to the Bobcats are shooting 47
Georgia College & State University last Wednesday night. Warden scored
Cougars of Columbus State percent, a fairly
seven points and junior guard Sean Keaton added 19 to lead the way. Bobcats Page 10 respectable number.
University, who would go on to
win the tournament and eventual- However, the team has
struggled mightily from

Huffin sets record; Ladies in third

ly advance to the quarter-finals of the line shooting only 64
the NCAA National Tournament percent, as of Wednesday
and finish the season ranked No. night.
5. The top two teams in the
Parr was suspended for the BY PRESTON SELLERS conference, The University
teams final game for undisclosed STAFF REPORTER of South Carolina at Aiken
reasons, however the athletic and Augusta State
department denied that he was The GCSU women’s basket- University, shoot 68 per-
asked to leave. ball team went into the holiday cent and 71 percent respec-
break with a 6-2 record, 1-1 in tively from the line, both
“People keep looking for a considerable amounts
story,” Assistant Athletic Director the Peach Belt Conference, and
looked well-prepared for the higher. However all three
Jimmy Wilson said. “(Parr) left teams are very comparable
the school on his own to pursue remainder of the season. in field goal percentage
other opportunities.” After four games since return- where Aiken shoots 46
Parr built the Bobcat soccer ing to the court, it is not yet clear percent and ASU shoots 48
program from scratch. where this Lady Bobcats team percent.
When he arrived in stacks up in the conference. There is only one way to
Milledgeville in the Spring of They went 2-2 in those games, become a good free-throw
including a tough loss to a high- shooter: shoot free throws,
2003 he set the blueprints for a
ly-ranked Valdosta State lots and lots of free throws.
successful program. University team and two hard- The problem is pretty
In his four year tenure Parr fought wins that took all forty simple, practicing from the
chalked up a 32-28-8 record. minutes to obtain. foul line is not sexy in the
Parr could not be reached for In the Valdosta game on Jan. 5, modern game. Players
comment, but said the following the team’s first after a three-week would rather spend their
in a press release: “I have enjoyed layoff, the Lady Bobcats came time jacking up threes.
having the opportunity to build out ready to play against a strong ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER The two skills are not
this program from its first days, Junior guard Tiauna Brantley blows past an Armstrong Atlantic University interchangeable, just
opponent on the road. The team because a player can hit
and am especially proud of the defender Wednesday night as the Lady Bobcats claim a 71-67 victory.
showed its balance, as five play- threes does not mean
many things we achieved on and ers scored in double digits. she/he can shoot free
off the field this year. I will miss the girls keeping themselves emphasis on academics over ath-
Freshman guard Dominique focused and in shape.” letics, but realize that the student throws.
GCSU and the fine players on this Huffin paced the Lady Bobcats The Bobcats are 10-2 as
“As a player, I’d rather just body would not turn out to games
team, and wish them continued with 19, and senior forward play through it, not have the scheduled over a long break. of Wednesday night, they
success in the future.” Ashley Williams snagged eight break,” William said. have the makings of a very
The Lady Bobcats’ next game
Athletic Director Dr. Stan rebounds. Smaller conferences, like the good basketball team, and
against North Georgia College a little work from the
Aldrige hopes to have a new “It is hard as a either a player PBC, schedule the games around
coach in place by the spring exhi- or coach to re-gear yourself after charity stripe could push
academic breaks because the them from a strong team to
bition season. that type of break,” Coach John schools not only place more
Carrick said. “But I was proud of Ladies Page 10 a conference contender.

THE Upcoming Sports

Men’s Basketball:
GCSU Athlete of the Week
Dominique Huffin
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Francis Marion

SHORT Monday
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
@Clayton St.
Georgia SW
The freshmen guard scored a
Centennial Center record 41 points,
including eight three-pointers, last
Women’s Basketball: Saturday as the Lady Bobcats fell to
Lander University 107-97. Huffine added
STOP Saturday
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Francis Marion
@Clayton St.
Georgia SW
seven points and three steals last
Wednesday, as the Lady Bobcats topped
No. 20 North Georgia 75-73.
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Bobcats Ladies 12 at halftime. The Lady

Pirates were resilient, how-
team that previously had a
better conference mark
Continued from Page 9 ... Continued from Page 9 ... ever, and made a strong run than the Lady Bobcats.
in the second half, even After this game, GCSU
taking the lead four times sits third in the PBC behind
before GCSU took control strong Lander and Francis
of Graham Martin’s 3- and State University, the again in the final five min- Marion teams. The Lady
pointers, a baseline beauty first at home for the team in utes. Bobcats must keep the
that regained the lead for 2008, ended in dramatic “To be honest, I never intensity high, because they
the Bobcats, a lead they fashion. A last-second expected to hold that lead actually share third place
would not relinquish. against a good team like with Columbus State
jumper by freshman point
Three GCSU players (AASU), they’re just too University at 3-2, and five
reached double digits in guard Jessica Baker
clinched a 75-73 victory good,” said Carrick. “My teams are only a half game
scoring, continuing the hope was that we could back at 3-3 in the PBC.
trend of a balanced and a much-needed confer-
ence win for GCSU. come back and play strong The Lady Bobcats can
offense that has served the after they made their run.” continue to roll with good
team well thus far. The Williams led the team in
scoring with 16 points, and The coach got his wish, teamwork. A close PBC
team is 7-0 when at least
three players have double missed a double-double by and the team came away race should make for a
digit scoring totals, as a single rebound. Redshirt with a solid win over a good tournament.
opposed to 1-2 when they junior Emily Bixler also
do not. needed one rebound for a
Head coach Terry double-double, and fin-
Sellers thinks that there ished with 14 points.
are a couple of reasons The Jan. 12 game at
why the team is playing at home against Lander
such a high level. University was a case of
“(During the) last two good news, bad news for
games, good defense has the Lady Bobcats. The
stepped up,” Sellers said. team lost on the score-
“We’ve also got great board, falling 107-97 to the
team chemistry. I never Lady Bearcats, but may
realized, until two or three
years ago, how important have found a star for the
it was. These guys work next three years.
hard and have a great atti- Huffin went off for 41
tude.” points on 15 of 22 shoot-
Bobcat players and fans ing, including eight of 12
survived a scare in the first DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER three-pointers. The point
half when senior center Junior guard Ken Kemp lays the ball up Wednesday night total was a new Centennial
as the Bobcats dominate the Pirates of Armstrong Atlantic Center record, for both
Aaron Clark suffered a State University 76-52 at the Centennial Center.
hard foul by the Pirates’ men’s and women’s basket-
Andrew Webber while try- are remembering last year looking to stay undefeated ball, and overshadowed an
ing to pull down a when the team got off to a at home Saturday as they outstanding game from
rebound, resulting in a cut hot start (10-1) before welcome the Francis Williams, who posted her
around Clark’s eye. Clark dropping their first three Marion University fifth double-double of the
left the game, but returned conference games. Patriots. Then the team season with ten points and
later in the half. He fin- However, the team’s lead- will go on the road 12 rebounds.
ished with ten points and ership, players and coach- Monday to face Clayton Armstrong Atlantic State
six rebounds. es, are trying to keep the State University before University came to the
“Right now we’re locker room at an even returning home to play Centennial Center on Jan.
shooting the ball well,” keel. Georgia Southwestern 16 for the third straight
Clark said. “We’re play- “We’ve got younger State University on PBC matchup for the Lady
ing good defense, a good guys who haven’t been Wednesday. Bobcats. The remainder of
cohesive team defense. here before, but we’ve got “We’re a quarter of the
We can win a lot of games the season consists of con-
seniors and guys from way through a long sea- ference games, leading up
holding them to 50 or 52 community college who son,” Sellers said. “In
points.” to the PBC tournament in
help keep everyone mel- order to continue winning, March. DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
With a 10-2 record in low,” Clark said. we’ve got to continue to
hand, many Bobcat fans The Lady Bobcats domi- Freshmen guard Dominique Huffin shoots a three Wednesday
The Bobcats will be improve.” nated early, and it looked night at the Centennial Center. Huffin set a home scoring
record by recording 41 points against Lander University
like they would run away Saturday night. The Lady Bobcats host Francis Marion
with the game, leading by University Saturday night at 5:30.

Whiteout Rosenberg hopes that the success of

Whiteout, the first GCSU flag football
team to ever participate at the national
Continued from Page 9 ... level, will bring increased awareness to
GCSU’s intramural program, both on cam-
pus and across the state.
“I hope this encourages intramural par-
play to the University of North Carolina at ticipants to compete hard and carry on the
Charlotte 18-13. tradition that Whiteout has laid down,”
“It’s great that they’re representing our Rosenberg said.
name (GCSU) around the country,” GCSU made a significant contribution
Matthew Hopkins, a GCSU graduate stu- to the Whiteout team, covering the airfare
dent, said. “Not many people outside of for each individual player. The opportuni-
Georgia have ever heard of GCSU.”
Now accepting applications for UNC Charlotte repeated as the national
ty was created through the efforts of
GCSU’s Student Government Association
champion. Whiteout, to its disadvantage, and Dr. Bruce Harshbarger.
the following positions: was forced to play eight games, the tour- “Runner-up is extremely hard to get at
nament’s high, due to an early loss to your first year playing in nationals,”
Arizona State University and the seeding Rosenberg said. “They did a great job and
of the playoff brackets. Already missing represented the campus well.”
two players due to injury, Whiteout faced
Restaurant Manager an experienced team that had only played
The national runner-up trophy is cur-
rently being displayed on the third floor of
five games prior to the championship and the Student Activities Center. In the mean-
Assistant Restaurant Manager boasted a roster of 14 players. time, Whiteout will graduate the majority
“We were probably the least experi- of its players this May, leaving room for
Server enced team, and to do as well as we did another GCSU intramural dynasty to
says something,” Bert Rosenberg, GCSU’s begin.
Service Assistant intramural director said.
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Escapee in handcuffs
On Jan. 5 at approximately 11:22 p.m.
Milledgeville Police Department
requested assistance in reference to a
person running from them on
Montgomery Street. Officer Smith
responded to the scene and observed
Friday, January 18 - Tuesday, the suspect running. A foot chase
January 29, 2008 ensued and the suspect removed a
handgun from his overalls. He point it
towards Officer Smith. Officer Smith
Friday, January 18 drew his weapon and ordered the man
to drop the weapon and get on the
ground. Instead, the man ran. As he
8 p.m.-12 p.m. Workshop: “Integrating Study Abroad Into The was running, Officer Smith observed
Curriculum” Parks Hall- Presidents Conf. Rm. him throw down the weapon. When
1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. The Village T-Shirt Tours- The Village at West Overdose on sleeping pills Officer Smith was able to apprehend
Campus him, handcuff him and place him in a
On Dec. 11, 2007 at approximately Milledgeville Police Department patrol
5:13 p.m. Officer Gaines was dis- car, the suspect was still able to escape
Saturday, January 19 patched to Adams Hall in reference to a the patrol vehicle with Officer Smith’s
student taking an overdose of sleeping handcuffs still on him. The weapon
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. “A Biopsychosocial Model of Cancer Care”- Macon pills. Contact was made with a female was located and a check through GCIC
Center student, who was conscious. Officer found the weapon was stolen. The case
5:30 p.m. Lady Bobcats Basketball vs. Francis Marion- Gaines found an empty sleeping pill has been turned over to Milledgeville
Centennial Center container. EMS responded and trans- Police Department.
7:30 p.m. Bobcat Basketball vs. Francis Marion- Centennial ported her to Oconee regional Medical
Center Center for treatment. Counseling Cop smelled possession
Services and her parents were notified.
Sunday, January 20 At 7:45 p.m. Officer Gaines returned to On Jan. 7 at approximately 8:38 p.m.
the hospital to find her doing better. Officer Reonas observed a vehicle run
a stop sign at Columbia and McIntosh
An off-duty cocaine bust streets. A traffic stop was initiated and
Monday, January 21 contact was made with the driver.
On Dec. 16, 2007 at approximately While speaking with the driver, Officer
Academic Holiday! 3:24 a.m. Officer Smith, who was off- Reonas could detect the odor of burnt
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. “The MLK Street Party” - Baldwin County’s 2008 duty, was approached by a man at the marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration-Huley Park Waffle House. The man opened up a When asked if there was marijuana in
small plastic bag containing cocaine the vehicle, the driver replied there was
and ecstasy pills. He then asked Officer some in the center console. A check of
Tuesday, January 22 Smith if he would like some cocaine. the console found a “blunt” marijuana
He offered some cocaine for Officer cigar. The driver was arrested and
Smith to try but Officer Smith replied transported to Milledgeville Police
Wednesday, January 23 that he did not do cocaine, but might Department and charged with misde-
like to buy some ecstasy if he would meanor Possession of Marijuana. The
give him a minute. Officer Smith then vehicle was removed from the scene by
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. “What Can I Do With a Major in Mass had Officer Pissott, who was also off- the suspect’s sister.
Communication?” - University Banquet Room A duty, contact the station and have a
12:30 p.m. SIFE Meeting - 107 Atkinson Hall Milledgeville Police Department unit Library theft
5:30 p.m. Lady Bobcat Basketballs vs. Georgia Southwestern- dispatched to the scene. When the city
Centennial Center unit arrived on scene, the man attempt- On Jan. 9 at approximately 11:31 a.m.
7:30 p.m. Bobcat Basketball vs. Georgia Southwestern- ed to put the baggie of drugs in his a female student reported that between
Centennial Center mouth and run towards the restroom 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. that day, unknown
area. Officer Smith and Officer Pissott person(s) stole her wallet out of her
Thursday, January 24 then identified themselves as police purse while she was at the Library. The
officers and detained the man and case has been turned over to Detective
retrieved the drugs. The man was Butler for investigation.
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. YMCA Camp Greenville, N.C. Summer Camp and turned over to Milledgeville Police
Internship Info. Table - Library Atrium Department’s Officer Tapley and Disguising the truth
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Intellectual Property Forum- Museum Education Room charged with Possession of Drugs With
Intent to Distribute. On Jan. 10 at approximately 10:23 p.m.
Please send calendar submissions to Officer Reonas observed a male walk-
Waiting to be towed ing on Wilkinson Street with a cup. It
appeared he was trying to hide the cup
On Dec. 28, 2007 at approximately from the officer. When Officer Reonas
5:07 p.m. Officer Baker observed a turned around, the male threw down
vehicle that had no tag and had been the cup. When contact was made with
sitting in the parking lot of The Village the man, he first stated he had soda in
the entire fall semester. Attempts to the cup, but then he did admit that there
identify the owner of the vehicle were was rum in the cup also. A check of his
unsuccessful. The vehicle had a tow driver’s license found him to be 18
either of these events Faculty art exhibit notice on it from the parking depart- years of age. He was then arrested and
Career Center contact Kendall Stiles, ment since October. Old Capitol transported to Milledgeville PD and
holds mass commu- Director of The G.I.V.E. From Jan. 14 through Wrecker was called to tow the vehicle charged with Underage Possession of
nication meeting Center, at 478-445- Feb. 7 the art faculty to their impound lot. Alcohol.
5936. presents an exhibit,
Calling all Mass “Transformation Lights out for one drunk driver Mixing alcohol with anger
Communication majors! MLK Street Party Collection,” in
The Career Center is Blackridge Hall Art On Jan. 1 at approximately 12:40 a.m. On Jan. 11 at approximately 3:22 a.m.
holding an informational The Office of Gallery. The exhibit fea- Officer Reonas observed a vehicle sit- Officer Hicks was dispatched to a fight
meeting about possible Institutional Equity & tures faculty paintings, ting at the red light at Hancock and at Foundation Hall. Contact was made
career paths in the field. Diversity, Hands on prints, photographs, Wilkinson streets. The vehicle sat with one of the males, who had the
Dr. Mary Jean Land, Milledgeville and the ceramics, digital, video, through a complete light cycle without odor of an alcoholic beverage and was
professor and chair of Baldwin County installation and fiber moving. A traffic stop was initiated and in the altercation with a student. He
the Mass Community are hosting works of art. contact made with the driver. While admitted to drinking earlier in the
Communication the 2008 Dr. Martin The focus of the speaking with him, Officer Reonas evening. He was then arrested and
Program will be speak- Luther King Jr. exhibit is the growth could detect the odor of an alcoholic transported to Baldwin County
ing. Celebration. Everyone and development of beverage coming from his person. He Sheriff’s Office and charged with
Students can check will have the opportuni- artists throughout their also observed that his speech was Underage Possession of Alcohol. He
out numerous careers ty to mix and mingle careers. Each artist will slurred and eyes were glassy. When was also trespassed from all GCSU
such as being a foreign with the community, exhibit current work tested on the Intoxilyzer 5000, he reg- property for two years.
correspondent, a fashion give back by volunteer- along with earlier pieces istered .206. He was arrested and trans-
photographer, a manag- ing, and continue the so viewers can see the ported to Milledgeville Police Information compiled
ing editor or a news dream and works artist’s skill and concep- Department and charged with DUI and by Chelsea Thomas
director- this meeting is towards social justice. tual transformation from Impeding Normal Traffic Flow. The Please go online to
for all students interest- The MLK Street past to present. An artist vehicle was removed from the scene by to download the
ed in a career in Mass Party will be at Huley reception will be held at a licensed sober driver. Extended Public Safety Report podcast.
Communication. The Park from 11:00 a.m. 5 p.m. Jan. 17 with an
meeting will be Wed., through 5:00 p.m. on artist talk at 6 p.m.The
Jan. 23 from 12:00 to Monday, Jan. 21. The exhibition is free and
1:00 p.m. in the Keynote Speaker is open to the public.
University Banquet Jeremy Ponds, a
Room. Come learn about Political Science major Village at West
the skills needed to and graduating senior at Campus Tour
develop a specific career Morehouse College. He
path and much more. has committed his life to Considering living in
Students can sign up at following in the foot- the Village next year?
the Career Center at 232 steps of Dr. King and On Friday, Jan. 18 from
Lanier Hall or by calling other civil rights lead- 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(478) 445-5384. ers. Jeremy Ponds will students are invited to
be speaking at 3:00 p.m. come take a tour. The
Time to register After he speaks, the vol- first 200 Non-Village
unteering will begin. So residents that arrive to
The time to register come out and celebrate take the tour will
for both the Hands Of Martin Luther King receive a free t-shirt.
Hope cancer survivor Day. The tour will start at the
dinner and Relay for Village Clubhouse.
Life event has arrived. Housing priority
The Hands Of Hope sign-up Senator Visits
dinner will be on
Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00 Priority Sign Up for U.S. Sen. Johnny
p.m. at The First 2008-2009 has started! Isakson will visit GCSU
Methodist Church. Apply today at campus from 2 p.m. to 3
Relay for Life will be on p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
April 11 to 12 at the Specific room selection There will be a meet-
Walter B. Williams will be from Jan. 22 to and-greet session open
Recreational Park start- Jan. 25. Returning stu- to the public in the
ing Friday at 6:00p.m. dents can choose from University Banquet
with the Cancer any residence hall or an Room. This is a great
Survivors’ Lap. This apartment at The Village opportunity to share
year’s goal is to have at West Campus. your thoughts.
over 500 cancer sur- Deposits will roll over
vivors walk the first lap. so there’s no money
If you are interested in needed upfront.
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