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Thursday, October 9, 2008




not certified

Emily Young


Although there are few reg-
ulations for lifeguard qualifica-
tions at events like triathlons,
some studentparticipants were
unnerved to find that only two
of the 18 people lifeguarding
at the Cohutta Springs Sunbelt
Triathlon on Sunday were cer-
tified lifeguards.

"I wasn't worried about my-
self, but I know they're a lot
of people who decided to do
it last-minute," said Brittany
Gimbel, a senior nursing ma-
jor. "Two guards can't look out
for 250 swimmers."

Robert Benge, professor
for the School of PE, Health &
Wellness, has been recruiting
lifeguards for the triathlon for
11 years, and each year pulls
some of them from his current
lifeguarding class. If the stu-
dents pass their physical test
at the end of the quarter they
will become certified guards.
According to the United States
Lifesaving Association there
are no guidelines requiring
certified lifeguards to be pres-
ent at such events.

"They're not yet certi-
fied but they're pretty close,"

Ancient coins come to Southern

Archeological Museum features 'Faces of Power' exhibit

Emu Kay

Staff WBrrre

Lynn H. Wood Archeo-
logical Museum opened its
doors to unveil the new "Faces
of Power: Ancient Coins of
the Biblical World" exhibit
Wednesday night.

This is the first temporary
exhibit the museum has host-
ed since its opening in 2004.
It displays 600 years of history
spread throughout 50 coins
from Greece, Rome, Turkey,
Syria, Lebanon and Israel,"
according to the archeology

"I thinkit's amazing, an out-
standing work," said Dr. Alan
Parker, an associate profes-
sor of the School of Religion.
"There are coins here that are
very valuable."

Most of the coins in the ex-
hibit were provided on loan to
the Museum. The six sets of
donors were thanked by Dr.
Michael Hasel, curator of the
Lynn H. Wood Archaeological
Museum, at a special program
in Lynn Wood Hall. Also fol-
lowing the museum opening
was a lecture entitled "Faces
of Power: Portraiture in the
Greco-Roman World," which

The Faces Of Power exhibit featured c

was given by Dr. Jasper Gaunt,
curator of Greek and Roman
art at the Michael C. Carlos
Museum at Emory University.
In order to make way for the
new exhibit, the museum had
to undergo some renovations.
A total of about $20,000 was
spent on furniture and mar-
keting, said Justo Morales,

i the ancient BibHcal world.

museum coordinator.

"They've done an outstand-
ing job of finding ways of dis-
playing coins to show the his-
torical context," said Dr. Bob
Young, senior vice president
of academic administration.
"Congratulations to Dr. Hasel
and Justo on a really scholarly
and accessible display of the

Photo By Ashley Cheney

While visitors seemed to
enjoy the exhibit, turnout was
less than expected. Of the
1,500 invitations sent out only
118 people toured the museum
between 5 p.m. and 7 p. m.

For those who missed the
opening, the exhibit will be on
display until May 3, 2009.

Depression booth

Khrisna Virgil

Sntr Wmrtj

Southern is offering help for

t National Depression Screen-

l Day by offering depression

screening today from 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m. in the Student Cen-

"Last year I stopped by the
booths that were set up in the
Student Center and took a
screening on my way to class,"
said Marisa Hutchinson, a
junior health science major.
"It was quick and easy. After-
ward, I could better manage
my stress levels."

The National Depression
Screeningbooths will be set up

in the Student Center where
counselors will be available to
answer questions and assist
with the screenings. Informa-
tional pamphlets will also be

The National Depression
Screening Project sponsors
National Depression Screen-
ing Day every October. South-
ern has been participating in

the program for more than
five years in an effort to help
its student body.

Everyone on campus can
benefit from depression
screening because at some
point everyone experiences
stress or stress related condi-
tions, according to the Nation-
al Center for Health Statistics.
The screening takes about 10

minutes and allows candidates
to see what stress levels they
are at by answering yes or no

"We encourage everyone to
come and find out how much
coEege is affecting your life,"
said Liane De Souza, transi-
tion services coordinator.













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Southern hosts DEEP Sabbath

Hannah Kuntz

f"" fra-ma

Southern prepares to host
more than 300 students from
Oakwood University during
DEEP Sabbath this weekend.

This year's DEEP Sab-
bath, the bi-annual event that
brings Oakwood and Southern
together for a time of unity
and worship, marks the eighth
year it has been held at South-
ern. Doug Baasch, student as-
sociation president, said DEEP
Sabbath symbolizes a cross
pollination between Oakwood
and Southern. It also helps to
foster good relations between
the two universities

"I hope Southern students
will really welcome [Oakwood]
to our campus and show them
how generous we can be here,"
Baasch said

On Sabbath, Oakwood
will take part in the Renewal
church service, as well as con-
tribute to the lawn concert.
The theme on Sabbath will be
the last day events of Matthew
24: rumors of war and believ-
ers betraying each other as
their love for God grows cold.
"The whole idea is to be the
[opposite] of that situation and
be a community that is united
in getting ready for those last
day events," said Eduardo
Comejo, a senior theology
major who is helping to orga-
nize the event.

John Nixon, senior pastor
at Collegedale Church, who
also previously pastored at
Oakwood, is looking forward
to speaking for Deep Sabbath.

'I find that the students
on both campuses, in terms
of spiritual enthusiasm and
needs, are very similar," Nixon
said. "I don't feel like I need to
differentiate between them.
I'm very comfortable speaking
to both communities."

In light of Deep Sabbath,

Do not
accept the
racial divisions
that the church
has created in
North America.

-John Nixon

Nixon also encourages stu-
dents to nurture their church
relationships, regardless of
cultural lines that are drawn
inside the church.

"Do not accept the institu-
tional racial divisions that the
church has created in North
America," Nixon advised stu-

The church service will in-
clude various skits, as well as
musical performances from
Southern, and Oakwood' s
choir, the Aeolians.

"I hope it really inspires
[students] to see Southern and
Oakwood leading out in the
worship service," Baasch said.
Cornejo asked that South-
em students try to sit in the
overflow rooms to ensure
that Oakwood students are
able to participate inside
the sanctuary.


Club promotes recycling at triathalon

Staff Wmtm

The Green Initiative Club
collected plastic bottles at the
Sunbelt Triathlon in Cohutta
Springs, Ga. last Sunday.

The club's goal is to edu-
cate and inform everyone on
campus about the proper way
to recycle, said Club President
Esther Nooner, a junior speech
pathology major.

"Don't be bad, be green,"
said Denny Nooner, Esther
Nooner's father. Nooner sup-
plied the plastic recycling bins
for the race.

Megan Sutherland, club vice
president and a sophomore
non-profit administration and
development major, said the
Triathlon was educational for
people at the race as well as for
the club.

"Recycling is a lot easier
said than done, but after this

experience we know what to
recycle now," Sutherland said.
The club had expected plastic
bottles to be the main item
to be recycled at the race, but

ii Don't be *
bad, be green! 7 '

-Denny Nooner

they found that paper cups
were used more.

However, the club's efforts
were not in vain. They set up
a "Green Initiative" booth to
introduce and promote their
recycling plan to the commu-
nity. The club also sold green
reusable water bottles to dis-
courage disposable water bot-
tle use.

The Green Initiative Club
is also active on a govern-
ment level. Nooner and Advi-
sor Crystal Stitzer attended

their first city council meet-
ing on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
The plan to create a recycling
program for Collegedale was
introduced to the city com-
missioner and meeting at-
tendees. They were willing to
participate and gave positive
feedback, Nooner said.

"The reason why there is no
recycling on campus right now
is because there is no where to
take it," Sutherland said

Due to lack of demand,
Collegedale has neglected to
have a city-wide recycling
plan. Without a city plan, it is
cheaper and easier to throw
everything away. The club's
goal is to reverse this and raise

"Without Southern Adven-
tist University's participation,
the city of Collegedale cannot
sustain the program," Suther-
land said. "Itis up to Southern
to start the movement."

Cohutta triathlon celebrates 25th year



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Laure Chamberlain

Alison Quiring
Staff Writer

This year marks the 25th
anniversary for the Sunbelt
Cohutta Springs Triathlon that
took place on Sunday, Oct. 5 at
the Cohutta Springs Conven-
tion Center in Crandall, Ga .

"I'm for anything that will
get people physically active,"
said Robert Benge, co-director
for the event and a professor
of Physical Education, Health
& Wellness at Southern. The
race began promptly at 12:30
p.m. with four different age
groups ranging from 11-65,
doing a half mile swim, an 18
mile bike and a four mile run.
There were more than 300
participants registered for the
triathlon. However, the race
did not require that one per-
son complete all three events
themselves. There were some
teams that competed to finish
the event together.

Many people participate in
the triathlon for different rea-
sons. Some because they want
to win, others for a challenge
and still others just want to get

"I definitely enjoy exercis-
ing, but more importantly
is having a goal and being
able to use it for motiva-
tion," said Sarah Hayhoe, a

t the Cohutta Springs £

senior English and interna-
tional studies major. "Also
being there with friends and
the community."

This year and last year's
races have had the largest
amount of participants and
spectators in the history of
this triathlon. The Sunbelt
Triathlon started in 1983 and
the original race set-up was
very different, Benge said. He
described how the half mile
swim would go from the cur-
rent lake to another one across
from it. Participants would
have to get on their bikes and
ride from Cohutta Springs to
Southern, which is about 40

miles, then a four mile run
around the campus. In 1989.
Benge selected the current lay-
out, which takes place down at
the Convention Center. Benge
has been in charge of the lay-
out and logistics since 1999.
when he started working with
the triathlon.

At the close of the event, a
small awards ceremony took
place where the top scoring
participants from numerous
categories received trophies-
The triathlon is an event that
promotes physical activity and ,
"people should do it because j
they can," Hayhoe said






New composition coordinator
in the English department

Melissa Couser

SM" Wmtfr

Southern alumna, Keely
Taiy, has returned to be the
English department's new col-
lege composition program co-

Tary grew up in the Col-
legedale area, and her father,
Henry Ruhlman, is a physics
professor at Southern. She
graduated from Southern in
1997 with a, double major in
English and German, and said
coming back to Southern is
just like coming home.

"Teachers who are still here
today taught me so much,"
Tary said. "I'm excited to pass
on everything I learned from
them to my students."

In the past two years, there
have been several openings in
the English department, and
the staff prayed to find the
right person. Tary was chosen

and moved back to Southern
this summer from Florida
Hospital College to take the

"[We] were looking for
someone to teach writing ex-
clusively," said Dr. Jan Halus-
ka, English department chair,
"and [Tary] was an answer to.
prayer led to us by the Lord"

Tary will oversee and
schedule all Composition 101
and 102 classes, which are re-
quired for all students enrolled
at Southern.

Tary said her goal is to build
better bridges to help students
learn how to write. "We want
to prepare students to write
well in any field, no matter
what their major," Tary said.

Some students taking com-
position are excited about the

. "I really love [her class],"
said Lisa Calloway, a freshman

Keely Tory

biology major. "She's really
good at communicating with

Tary said that so far her ex-
perience at Southern has been
positive and she enjoys her
classes and students.

"I just love it [here]," Tary
said. "The students are won-
derful and seem to have a real-
ly great focus on spirituality."

New biology trails user-friendly

Rose-Merlyn Louis

Staff Wbitfb

With the Hulsey Wellness
Center still under construc-
tion, Students can take their
workouts outside and enjoy
the new trails offered on the
Biology Trail. This past week
Keith: Snyder, chair of the bi-
ology; department, introduced
the new maps for the biology

The new trails are more us-
er-friendly and color-coordi-
nated, Snyder said. The trails
feature four general areas that
are marked by different sym-
bols as well as different colors
from the old trails.

"We wanted to make it
easier, for people to navigate
through the trails and not get
lost," Snyder said.

Snyder said the trail is 10
miles: long and is the largest
undeveloped piece of land in
Hamilton County.

"With the addition of trail
markers throughout trail, I'll
probably use the trail more of-
ten," said Arelie Ruiz, a junior
history major.

Snyder said the trails took
over six months to construct
with the help of hired workers

A section of the biology trail.

and volunteers.

Currently, a large map of the
trails is located outsided the
outdoor education building.
However, in the future Sny-
der said he hopes in to have
maps available to the students
and faculty, for better hiking


Carlene Miranda, a sopho-
more general studies major,
said she is pleased to hear that
the trails are color-coordinat-
ed and easier to use. She looks
forward to hiking on them

Interest in ACA increases

Jennifer Meyer

Staff Wbitfb

This year a record num-
ber of Southern students are
studying abroad through the
Adventist Colleges Abroad
program. This year 34 stu-
dents are participating, up
from 21 students last year.

Dr. Carlos Parra, dean of the
School of Modem Languages,
believes the increase is due to
more promotion on campus
about the ACA programs and
the fact that students are see-
ing the benefits of studying

"Students are going because
they want to be involved in an
abroad experience," he said.

Parra said other benefits
include students being able to
travel while having the oppor-
tunity to learn a language and,
in many cases, earn general
education credits. In addition
their experience can be helpful
in any career since many em-
ployers now look for bilingual
candidates when considering
job applications, Parra said

"I got my Spanish credits,
almost enough to complete my
major," said Adam Wamack,

a senior history and Spanish
major who studied in Argenti-
na. "Being bilingual will allow
more options forme."

While the interest in study-
ing abroad is rising at South-
ern, it is not a noticeable trend
in Adventist schools all over
the country.

According to Odette Ferrei-
ra, director of theACA pro-
gram, the last few years have
shown an increase in some
areas, but not overall. While
some schools, such as South-
ern, have shown increases in
numbers, most have not.

In general, the amount of
students studying in Euro-
pean schools has decreased,
while the amount going to
South America has increased.
Ferreira attributes this to the
strength of the euro making ■
European travel more expen-

Enrollment in the ACA pro-
grams could continue to rise
at Southern because several
other departments, such as
history and business, are now
encouraging students to spend
a year abroad to help prepare
for their careers.


Continued from Pg. 1

Benge said

Fourteen of the lifeguards
at the race were students
from Benge's class, but not
all of those taking the class
felt capable to guard without

"I didn't feel comfortable
lifeguarding when I wasn't a
certifiedguard," said Jonathan
Goff, a junior allied health ma-
jor who is currently in Benge's
lifeguarding class. Goff decid-
ed not to guard at the triathlon
for this reason. "We've done
the written part of the exam,
but we haven't done the skills
part yet. I think that 1 s the most
important part."

However, Benge feels con-
fident that the guards on duty
Sunday would have been able
to perform a rescue if needed

"I am a lifeguard instructor,
so if I say they're ok, they're
ok," Benge said "Everybody in
this county comes to me to get

certified, so what I say goes."

Gimbel was confused as to
why Benge does not choose
certified lifeguards from those
at Southern. "I know a lot of
people at Southern who 1 are
certified," she said. \

Benge said he trusts! his
students more than certified
lifeguards that he hasn't seen

; I am a
so if I say
they're ok,
they're ok. j

-Robert Benge

in the water. "Just because
someone has a piece of paper
doesn't mean they can save a
life." ■;




Student representatives
for council not yet chosen

Many students have never
heard of the undergraduate
council, which decides what
general classes undergradu-
ate students need to take and
graduation requirements. This
council affects the everyday
life of every student, no mat-
ter class standing, gender or

Southern's Academic Ad-
ministration Handbook says
the responsibility of the un-
dergraduate council is, "To
recommend the addition of
new study programs and the
termination of unneeded pro-

There has been much con-
fusion among faculty as to
whether students are formally
part of the council. -According
to the Academic Affairs Hand-
book, membership includes
the vice president of academic
administration, deans of all
departments and schools and
two students appointed by the
university senate.

Neither Greg Rumsey, dean
of the School of Journalism
& Communication, or Jan
Haluska, dean of the English
department, thought that stu-
dents were on the council.

"I can see potential value
in having input as we discuss
curriculum material," Rumsey

The student senate is in the
process of selecting two stu-
dents to be on the council, said
Luther Whiting.

The undergraduate council
meets twice a month. Mem-
bers recommend class chang-
es , and the council reviews the
information and votes on po-
tential changes.

Students need

to provide their


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