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"Recruiting Volkswagen" convocation



Ashley Cheney

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Chattanoogans anticipate
the development and opening
of the new Volkswagen plant
coming to the Tennessee Val-
ley, but wonder, "Why Chatta-
nooga?"

Trevor Hamilton, vice
president for Economic Devel-
opment for the Chattanooga
Chamber of Commerce, pro-
vided answers during the Sept.
5 convocation for the School of
Business & Management.

In an hour-long presenta-
tion, Hamilton shared the
timeline for the Volkswagen
project, starting with Chat-
tanooga's own economic re-
structuring. He also discussed
Chattanooga's campaigning
for the location of the new
Volkswagen production plant.
Other unnamed locations con-
sidered by Volkswagen were in
Alabama and Mississippi. For



Chattanooga, he said, the En-
terprise South business park
was a prime location.

The approximate 6,000
acres on Bonny Oaks was for-
merly a volunteer army am-
munitions plant, but has long
since been empty and over-
grown. When Volkswagen
representatives visited in May
to look at the site, they had
difficulty seeing the potential
through the trees. In an effort
to show their commitment to
the Volkswagen project, the
Chamber of Commerce began
dealing and leveling land on
May 16.

Volkswagen reps returned
in June to see the tremendous
progress made on the Enter-
prise South site. From June
to July there were additional
requests and communication
between Volkswagen reps and
Chattanooga officials. On July



15, Volkswagen announced
Chattanooga as the home of
Volkswagen America.

Hamilton also mentioned
that approximately 2,000 jobs
will be introduced into the
Chattanooga job market from
the plant itself, with the possi-
bility of 10,000 more through'
outside suppliers.

"The jobs there will range
from executive, accounting,
etc, office administration jobs,
engineering, and of course,
hi-tech assembly jobs. Also,
there could be opportunities
for internships, etc.," said Dr
Ben Wygal, assistant to the
President at Southern.

Although Volkswagen plans
to have the plant built in two
years with the first vehicle
rolling off production lines in
early 2011, watch the Web site
for opportunities to apply.



Green

Continued from Pg. 1



sioners to restart the recycling ,
program in the city, and take
other sustainability measures.



green," was written by Joy Mc-
Kee, Southern's corporate and
foundation relations and vol-
unteer liaison. The proposed
plan was passed by Southern's
cabinet and Ad council, and a
new sustainability committee
was formed, McKee said. She
added that the 12 step strate-
gic plan was taken from a plan
outlined by The Institute for
Sustainable Energy at Eastern
Connecticut State University.

Although all 12 steps are
being worked on, this year, the
committee's focus is on reduc-
ing the volume of solid waste
on campus, McKee said.

McKee is also working with
the Collegedale city commis-



M The main goal

[of the club] is

to have recycling

bins all over
campus by Earth

day.
-Megan Sutherland

In addition to the new com-
mittee, The Green Initiative
Club was also stalled this se-
mester. "The main goal [of the
club] is to have recycling bins
all over campus by Earth Day,"
said Megan Sutherland, club
vice president and sophomore
nonprofit administration and
development major.

Sutherland said that the



club, which currently has 70
members, plans to educate
about the environment and
raise awareness by getting t-
shirts made out of recycled
bottles, and by picking an en-
vironmental issue every month
to educate students about.

There are many students
and faculty on campus who
are concerned about recycling,
Baasch said. "My goal is to
build education. A lot of peo-
ple just don't know what to do
with recycling," he added.

Angel Kiele, a sophomore
graphic design major, espe-
cially appreciates the efforts
the school is taking to recycle.
She said, "Coming from Alaska
where most people don't recy-
cle, I think if s cool to come to
a place where I won'thave to
go out of my way to do that "




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NEWS



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Students racing for a cure



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Sunday Sept. 28 marks the
9th annual Susan G. Komen
Race for the Cure and many
Southern students and faculty
members are participating.

"1 love to run and I might as
well help someone while doing
it," said Emily Ford, a senior
fine arts major.

One team, organized by
PE professor Bob Benge, and
many other individual faculty
and staff will join the event
that includes a 5K competi-
tive race, 5K run and fitness
walk and a l-mile fun run and
walk starting at the University
of Tennessee at Chattanooga
McKenzie Arena.

"I don't do it because 1 en-
joy it, necessarily, but I think
if s a good cause," said Denise
Childs, professor in the School
of Journalism & Communica-
tion, whose aunt is battling the
disease. "When you're done,
you're hot, sweaty and sun-
burned, but you feel good"

The Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation lias been
raising money for breast can-
\ cer research since 1982, after
the founder, Nancy G. Blink-
er, lost her sister Susan to
I breast cancer. Since then, the
■ foundation has been working
I to fight this disease by host-
I ing fundraising events such as
I the Race for the Cure, allowing
I them to raise over $1.8 million



since 2000.

Without a cure for breast
cancer one in eight women
will be diagnosed yearly in the
U.S., and around the world,
10 million could die over the
next 25 years, according to the
foundation.

Many participants in this
event are involved because
they want to honor the life of
a loved one or a friend '

^6 I'm running in
the race because
it's exciting to be
part of an event
that can really
change people's
lives.

-I$izabeth Underwood



"I'm running in the race be-
cause it's exciting to be part of
an event that can really change
people's lives," said Elizabeth
Underwood, a junior nursing
major whose grandmother
had breast cancer.

Being involved in the Race
for the Cure does not just
mean running the 5K. The Su-
san G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation also needs volun-
teers for the day of the race.
For more information about
volunteering, entry fees, and
how to register for this event,
go to www.ChattanoogaRace-
ForTheCure.com.



Library

Continued from Pg. 1



added that most of the rooms
can seat six to eight people,
and one of the study rooms
can seat ten.

Students can make reserva-
tions for a study room online
by going to library.southern. ,
edu, and clicking on the study
room reservations link in the
lower left hand comer, said
Frank Di Memmo, media
librarian.

Danika Ouzounian, a fresh-
men math and physics for
secondary education major,
appreciates the changes. "The
studyrooms are useful because
you can work in groups on
projects and don't have to be
quiet in the library," she said.




Photo By Emily Kay

Allana Westermeyer (left), Krystle Haugen (center back),
Kristi Horn (right) study in the newly remodeled library.



"It makes studying great."

There are also plans to
start a "knowledge com-
mons" on the first floor,
Mocnik said. Exhibits such as
art displays, bell choirs and



lecturers are planned to be
featured in this area. Moc-
nik added, "Creative noise
is welcome."



New class

Continued from Pg. 1



goodexperience,"hesaid. "I've
made a lot of new friends."

Professors use the same
basic material in teaching
study skills, but curriculum
focusing on a specific major
is unique to each department.
Students also participate in ac-
tivities related to their majors,
such as visiting museums .hos-
pitals or ever building a robot.

Students who haven't de-
clared a major are grouped
in a class that allows them to
explore their talents and op-
tions. If a student decides to



change majors, they do not
change classes. The skills they
are learning are transferable
to any major, said Klischies.

While some first time stu-
dents think the class is valu-
able, others feel differently.
Kaleb Leeper, a freshman
general studies major, was un-
sure about the class. "1 guess
it's good if you're really timid
coming into college, but I think
it should be optional."

Administrators hope the
class will boost retention rates .
About 30% of freshman do
not return to Southern in the
fall for their sophomore year,
said Volker Henning, associ-



ate vice president of academic
administration.

Southern has been work-
ing toward creating this class
for at least five years, Henning
said. Administrators will con-
tinue to assess and analyze the
program, and will evolve it to
fit the needs of students .

For students who feel their
Southern Connections class
is npt .beneficial, Henning
advises, "Go to the class and
see what you can learn. See
what gems you can pick up.
There will be things of interest
and use for every student in
the class."



Artist comes to Southern



Ejdly Young



"• Lori-Gene, an artist whose
;workhas been featured across
■the United States, in Europe,
•Scandinavia and Central Asia,

will be presenting her per-
ubrmance art Sept. 25 at 7:30

p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium.

She will illustrate the music of

Peter Cooper and other mu-

^Jticians with graphite as they
perform. Convocation credit
will be given.

She emphasized that her
show will be unique from what
Southern normally offers for
convocations.

B "I don't think anything I
can say can come close to the
impact of watching this art-
work being created," she said.
The idea of the performance



is not about producing a great
work of art. If 5 a response to
the music."

Giselle Hasel, an assistant
professor of the School of Vi-
sual Art and Design arranged
for her to perform at Southern
after seeing her artwork on
display. She was captured by
the way that Lori-Gene con^-
nected music and art.

"Lori-Gene has focused on
giving sound and music a vi-
sual form," Hasel said. "Every
art piece carries with it a mes-
sage, and Lori-Gene' s message
is that one can truly engage in
classical music."

Her artwork can also be
seen on display at the Brock
Hall Gallery on the second
floor of Brpck Hall from Sept.
18 to Oct. 31.



Vote

Continued from Pg. 1



during the last presidential
election. Statistics from the
U.S. Census Bureau revealed
that less than half of citizens
age 18 to 24 voted in the 2004
presidential election.

To make sure that students
get involved and vote, the His-
tory Club has been conducting
a voter registration drive on
campus. "We want to promote
civic mindedness and com-
munity involvement. If s part
of our departmental mission,"
said Ben McArthur, history
department chair.

The club had a booth set up
at the organizational showcase
at the beginning of the school
year, as well as in the cafeteria



line Thursday after convoca-
tion, where students could
register to vote. Students that
are not from Tennessee can
also register to vote in Hamil-
ton County.

Sophomore mass communi-
cation major Angela McPher-
son from Indiana registered
with the history club. She said
that the process was incred-
ibly easy. It took her five min-
utes to fill out the half-page
form. "The worst part was re-
membering my address at the
dorm," she added.

Instead of going to town
to get registered, junior mass
communication major and
Tennessee resident Emily
Young also chose to register
with the History Club. "It was
very convenient to have it all
right there," she said



Ryan Thurber, History Club
officer and junior history ma-
jor, said that nearly 100 stu-
dents have already registered
through the club.

Students who have not yet
registered for voting still have
a chance to do so. The History
Club will have the registra-
tion booth set up every day
next week by the cafeteria line
during lunch. People unable
to stop by the booth at those
times can also pick up a reg-
istration form in the history
department.

Finally, watch for post-
ers around campus as several
clubs such as the Democratic
Club and the History Club are
planning parties on election
night.



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008



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Mass Communication: Advertising,

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Mass Communication: Writing
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Chris Clouzet
Religion Editor
[email protected]



religioD —

Discovering rest without getting more sleep

_„,._, „._ ™m h« Father. In Desire of to take the risk of adding c



Chris Clouzet
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,.„>>, His Father In Desire of to take the risk of adding one

sleep-inducing lunch, many dples out on tttetr own evan- with H, Father In Desu* more item t0 toeir busy ^

are ready to relax. Others, gehstic campaign (Mark 6). ^^f^' He sou ^ t da . They deade that spending

however, are obliged to hit He gives them authority over ^ ret ^"St He mtgh more time in another activity

The students of Southern's the books lest they lose any evil spirits and urstructs them *^*££^ 1 not solve anything. That

campus ar-eured^ Waktng up g^ m their studies. Even to preach repena.ce , among ^^^TJ^ approach is one of their down-



has become the bane of their
existence. They just want a lit-
tle more sleep, but the sound
of the alarm signals the be-
ginning of the day's flurry of
activity. Their waking hours
are consumed by classes, labs,
studying, working, serving
and when time (or conscience)
allows: sports, eating, socializ-
ing, reading, media and exer-
cising. On Monday, eyes roll



Sunday becomes another glo
rifled homework session, last-
ing late into the night. Indeed,
Southern students are craving
more sleep. But is that their



the people. And they do. They
work hard and achieve much
success. Later, upon return-
ing to Jesus, they are eager
to share with Him what they



trial In communion with approach is one of their down-
God He could unburden the falls. While communion with
sorrows that were crushing God may not miraculously
Him Here He found comfort provide more time to sleep, it
andjoy ." is the key to finding true rest.
There are many students at Jesus' invitation remains the
Southern who seem to have same today: come and rest



forgotten this truth. They are
like ants caught in a perpetual
summer, continuously busy,



awhile.

"When every other voice is
hushed, and in quietness we



solution? Many appear to be- had experienced and taught

lieve so, but there is, in fact, a Jesus, in His infinite wisdom

betterone. calmlysays,"Comewithmeby

The key can be found on yourselves to a quiet place and

their very campus. Books on get some rest," (verse 31). This „.,,,.

Christian^ and spirituality invitation was born of years of preparing for a winter that will wart be ore Hun, the silence

cising. On Monday, eyes roll ^ in abundant supply. Ellen experience. At marry points never come. They need a re- the soul makes more distinct

with a long sigh as the school white's writings practically during His ministry, it was spite from their constant achv- the voice of God. He bids us,

week begins. By Friday, one spi n off the library's shelves, necessary for Jesus to pray ity. Even those who are busy Be still and know that I am

mav overhear hearty prayers Most importantly, the Word throughout the night or get doing God's work need rest, God. Ps. 40.10. Here alone

of thanks for the coming Sab- of God is very present in little up early in the morning to go for they are just that: busy, can true rest be round. It

bath. They relish sleeping in black books that say "Holy Bi- and walk with God. For a man Jesus could have spent more Southern learns to accept His

the next morning, so much ble" on the front The solution whose days were filled with time in much needed sleep, invitation, they will discover

so that it seems many acci- is right in front of them and it teaching, preaching, healing, but He realized that "through true rest,

dentiy miss Sabbath school goes something like tliis. traveling and caring for His continual communion He re- Who needs CI «■

and barely make it to church. At one point during His lost sheep, it was vital to spend ceived life from God

.That; eveniSg,,, after, a laige, ... ministry, Jesus sends His dis- time in solemn communion ever, too many



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■ At vespers last Friday $1687
was donated toward saving
Malamulo College. Southemis
the first of the 12 North Ameri-
can Division Adventist colleges
to contribute toward the cor-
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would like to continue to give,
please drop your donations in
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desk. If we unite as a campus
and as an Adventist intercolle-
giate community, we can save
this historic institution.

• Don't miss this amazing con-
vocation credit at 7:30 p.m.
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Ivor Myers will be speak-
ing for the South East Youth
Conference (SEYC) Thursday



and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in
lies PE Center (vespers credit
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Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

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iPods and the lottery: Is voting for losers?



Sarah Hayhoe

Qpimion FnrroH —



"Elections are often a choice
between a punch in the face or
a kick in the pants," said Mat-
thew Turk, a senior marketing
major. "But, I don't think any-
one has the right to complain
about the outcomes if they re-
fuse to participate."

Four years ago, as a fresh-
man sitting in speech class, I
discovered my right to vote.
When. Professor Stephen Ruf
assigned persuasive speeches,
I crafted an argument for Ap-
ple computers on my iBook
G4, while more than one of
my classmates decided to tell
us why we should vote. I don't
remember their arguments,
but I did register and mail
in my absentee ballot. Apart
from the satisfaction of doing
my civic duty and feeling like
a mature 18-year-old, it was a
bland experience, perhaps es-
pecially in retrospect. Maybe
if I had to fight for my right to
vote it would have been sweet-
er, but the days of Mrs . Antho-
ny and Mrs. Stanton are gone.
And our generation hasn't had



to fight for much of anything
except cafeteria menus and
fashion statements. Still, we
have this constitutional right
charged with a call-to-action,
and along with it comes the
questions of "what is" and
"what ought to be."

Economists offer an an-
swer to the first question. Ac-
cording to Stephen D. Levitt,
professor of economics at the
University of Chicago, voting
does not rationally make sense
for the individual. In the 2005
New York Times article "Why
Vote?" Levitt compares voting
to the lottery. The chances of
your vote or my vote affecting
the outcome of the November
election are extremely slim.
After all, in the last century
only one Congressional elec-
tion was decided by a single
vote. It was a race in Buffalo
in 1910. Yet Americans vote
in the millions. And, on aver-
age, even more turn out for
the presidential elections. So
what's the point? Why do we
vote? Levitt offers three pos-
sibilities:

1. "Perhaps we are just
not very bright and therefore
wrongly believe that bur votes



will affect the outcome."

2. "Perhaps we vote in the
same spirit in which we buy
lottery tickets. After all, your
chances of winning a lottery
and of affecting an election are
pretty similar. From a finan-
cial perspective, playing the
lottery is a bad investment.
But ifs fun and relatively




cheap: for the price of a ticket,
you buy the right to fantasize
how you' d spend the winnings
- much as you get to fantasize
that your vote will have some
impact on policy."

3. "Perhaps we have been
socialized into the voting-as-
civic-duty idea, believing that
it's a good thing for society
if people vote, even if if s not
particularly good for the indi-



vidual. And thus we feel guilty
for not voting."

A key word here is "indi-
vidual." What is futile for the
lone citizen is significant for
society. Electoral college or
not, we live under a democrat-
ic republic where someone has
to vote. So, now we get to die
"what ought to be" question,
or how do we make our votes
count?

Approximately two-thirds
of New York University stu-
dents surveyed last year, said
they would exchange their vote
in the upcoming presidential
election for a free ride at NYU
where tuition runs twice as
high as at SAU. Although we
can now acknowledge the eco-
nomic savvy of that choice, it
lacks the ethical hoods pa we' re
looking for. Worse yet, 50 per-
cent said they would make the
trade for an iPod Touch.

Our votes matter most on
the local scale (as opposed to
the presidential). Yet we likely
know less about local issues
and forms of government than
what national candidates pay
millions to broadcast on CNN.
This is a problem. We need to
identify our sphere of influ-



ence. As Southern students,
this comes closer than city
hall.

Last week, 736 of us cast
ballots for SA senators. Forty-
one candidates ran for 31 po-
sitions. These senators have a
significant spending budget at
their disposal.

Like Turk said, we forfeit
the right to complain when we
refuse to participate in change.
This attitude is a social real-
ity and is understandable not
only in presidential elections,
but more so in situations with-
in our spheres of influence. If
we carry this logic to its natu-
ral end, it means only 736 of
us have the right to complain
about university policy and
SA expenditures for the 2008-
2009 school year. To redeem
your right, be aware of how
to make a difference through
your senators who meet bi-
weekly iriithe White Oak'^Som
of Thatcher South. Executive
Vice President Lirther Whiting
informs me that all students



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