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Introduction to Public Speak- said Deidri White, adjunct
ing is required before being professor of the School of PE,
able to register for the class. Health & Wellness. The course

Another addition to the list will be taught on Tuesday and
of new courses being offered is Thursday from 9:30 to io: 4 5
a course in 3D computer aided a.m. and teaches vegan food
drafting in the physics depart- preparation
ment. The new program called
"Solid Works," which allows
for three-dimensional design,
will replace the old program,
"Auto CAD," which only de-
signs in two dimensions.

"This course is a type of
elective that gives 3D design
skills," said Ray Carson, as-
sociate professor in the tech-
nology department. "If stu-
dents wish to have these type
of skills this course would be
beneficial."

The class will be taught on
Mondays and Wednesdays
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Led-
ford Hall. The instructor is
Juan Rebello, an adjunct pro-
fessor.

The School of PE, Health &
Wellness is offering two new
courses one in food prepa-
ration and the other in gym
climbing.

"My aim is to help students
learn how to prepare nutri-



Khrisna Virgil

■iT.tt WarTTB .

Next semester, Southern is
implementing four new cours-
es to be offered in the School
of Journalism & Communica-
tion, the physics department,
and the School of PE, Health
& Wellness.

As of January a course in
group dynamics, 3D computer
aided drafting, gym climb-
ing and food preparation, will
be offered, helping Southern
keep up with other university
trends.

A course in group dynam-
ics that is being offered by the
School of Journalism & Com-
munications, aims to help stu-
dents develop skills in small
group communication. Lor-
raine Ball, instructor of the
class and associate professor
in the School of Journalism &
Communication, said that it
will be taught as an interactive
course with practical applica-
tion of certain skills.

"The class will explore dif-
ferent communication and
leadership styles, gender is-
sues, how to direct and moti-
vate others and manage con-
flict," Ball said.



White said the class will
explore preparation of dishes
from Chinese, Hispanic and
African American groups and
students are required to have
taken a course in nutrition be-
fore registering.

Gym Climbing, the other
new course being offered, is
the first indoor rock-climbing
course and will be taught by
Mike Boyd, assistant profes-
sor in the School of PE, Health
& Wellness. It aims to teach
basics in rock climbing, knots
and bullaying. The class will
be taught on Tuesdays from 3
p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Boyd said by
the end of the class he hopes
that students develop a love
for climbing.

Mounia Joseph a sopho-
more nursing major said, "I
think it is a good idea that
Southern is expanding the
courses being offered here, it
will help us to be better."



only a minority of them are
music majors. One thing he
is looking for in performers is
good sight-reading skills.

"We have six weeks between
concerts," he said. "We have to
pick up music quickly."



Symphony

Continued from Pg. 1

religion major, has at-
tended the Wind Symphony
Christmas concert every year
since she has been at South-
ern. She said her favorite piece
in this year's concert was "Jin-
gle Bells" played by the jazz
ensemble, with the voice of
Gennevieve Brown-Kibble.

Even though the public re-
ally appreciated the concert,
first flautist and senior music
major Bekah Reynolds has one
regret.

"I was disappointed that
Santa didn't come this year,"
she said. Visitors to the con-
cert expressed the same disap-
pointment.

The Wind Symphony is
composed of around 50 mem- photo b r Trishi » Moor

bers, some of which form the f^' Joh ? perf °T, °" ' he

. .u.ni uic hand drum dimng a Celtic musical
Jazz Ensemble. Parsons says number.



In spite of this relatively
short time for practice, Scott
Cronin, a junior theology ma-
jor, appreciated the talent of
the Wind Symphony.

"They were very well pre-
pared," he said. "I enjoyed it."




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008



New English professor hired



Melissa Couser
Siak Whites



Southern alumnus Tim Lale
has returned as an adjunct
professor in the English de-
partment.



English department chair
Dr. Haluska said even though
Lale does not have .a lot of '
teaching experience, the de-
partment is happy with the job
he has been doing.

"I would rather have some-
one with fine intellect, solid
education, and great potential



"Mr Lale clearly has * an an ex P e ™"»d tea*,

, . ' that may not be as capable'

a lot of experience
guiding writers."



-Ian Haluska



Lale graduated from South-
ern in 1986 with a degree
in English and he said even
though he wasn't planning to
copie back to Southern, he's
glad he did.

"It's turned out to be a re-
ally good thing," Lale said.

Before coming back to
Southern, Lale was the acqui-
sitions editor at Pacific Press
and was in charge of bring-
ing new book projects to the
company. He spent 14 years
there and also worked at Ad-
ventist Review and Herald for
six years.

This semester, Lale is
teaching two Composition 102
classes as well as a grammar
class for English education
majors.

Lale said his goal is to teach
students the writing skills they
will need in life.

"[Students] will use writing
in almost any major or situa-
tion in life," Lale said. "It's not
just [a class] [they] have to get
done."



Haluska said. "Mr. Lale clearly
has a lot of experience guiding
writers."

Some of Lale's students



"[Mr. Lale's] a great teach-
er," said Charity Stone, a ju-
nior English education major.
"I've really learned a lot from I
him about the English lan-




Lale says so far his expe-l
rience at Southern has besnj
positive.

"I'm really enjoying it, !
ways liked it here," Lale saiii
"I'm really enjoying getting t»|
know the students, they're a
good bunch."



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THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5



fcouthern has one of two Christian archeology programs



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an archeology program," King phasis major. "It's a very well

' ' equipped program to teach ar-

In 2004 the learning op- cheology

l In thefallof 2000 Southern portunities for students in fte ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^

l^ed an undergraduate pro- archeologv program great]y phages ^ ^ ^^

| m in the field ot archeol- in creased.with the opening of time periods of the Bible

L Today, thi S .soneofonly the Lynn H. Wood Archeologi- The Near Eastern Archeology
■o programs m the country cal Museum, which houses the



the country
gat teaches archeology from a largest teaching collection of



fflristian, biblical perspecth
■Southern felt it was neces-
ly to begin a program like
l s due to a decline in the
Bmber of American institu-
fc excavating, said Dr. Greg
|L, dean of the School of
Rigion. Dr. Michael Hasel,
fetor of the Institute of Ar-
Rology, who began working
mtouthern in 1998, worked
conjunction with Dr. Jack
leo, now an adjunct pro-
lor in the School of Reli-
gion, to make it happen.
Jit was] a perfect conver-
ge of circumstances that
it possible for us to start



artifacts in the U.S.



"We still believe

the Bible has

something to teach

us about history."

-Justo Morales



"We have all our teaching
utensils here," said Clay Perez,
a sophomore theology and
archeology near eastern em-



emphasis covers the Old Tes-
tament and the Classical Ar-
cheology emphasis covers the
New Testament. -

"We still believe the Bible
has something to teach us
about history," said Justo Mo-
rales, museum coordinator
and a Southern graduate of
history and archeology. "We
don't use archeology to prove
the Bible, but we use archeolo-
gy to illuminate the Bible, [to]
paint a better picture."

Requirements for comple-
tion of an archeology major
include taking several religion
classes, an archeological exca-
vation and going on the Mid-




Artifactsfri



die East Study Tour. The next
study tour will be in the sum-
mer of 2009, and the students
will visit the Seven Churches
of Revelation in Turkey.

"It's a really nice program
for people who like scholarly
work, but like to get dirty also,"



said Annalee Beagle, a senior
history and archeology near
eastern emphasis major. She
added, "[It] helps provide sub-
stance for Christian beliefs."




Chess Club revived on Southern's campus



AlMEE BRADSHAW
■Staff Wbitfb



Chess Club is back and more
popular than ever.

"Chess is commonly consid-
ered a complex and intricate
game. Some people associate
it with confusion and difficul-
ty," said Chess Club President
Kevin Liston, a junior business
administration major.

The goal of Chess Club this
year is to change the chess ste-
reotype as their constitution
states: "The mission of the
Southern Adventist University
Chess Club is to promote, in-
troduce and teach the game of
chess to the student body."

Liston's father taught him
how to play chess at a young
age. When Liston arrived at
Southern he was disappointed
to see that a chess club did not
exist and had not been active
for years. On quiet Saturday
nights, Liston would bring his
chess board to the boy's dorm
lobby for a few games with
friends and any others who
felt like playing.



"I realized there was a sig-
nificant interest in chess on
campus. The popularity has al-
ways been there," Liston said.
"We were just missing a club
to hold the games together."

Since his freshman year,
Liston has made attempts to
revive the Chess Club and was
finally successful in Septem-
ber Chess Club's unveiling at
the student club showcase in
September resulted in 41 peo-
ple signing up. More members
have joined since then.



"I love the fact that
chess is all about
strategy and skill."

-Leilani Santana



"Kevin is a long-time chess
player and he is a great chess
teacher and leader," said Lei-
lani Santana, a freshman so-
cial work major and Chess
Club Secretary and Treasurer.
"Chess Club has been going



great and we are planning
chess workshops for students
to get involved and learn how
to play."

Santana said the club is
currently meeting every other
Sunday evening from 8 p.m. to
10 p.m. in the boy's dorm lob-
by and we encourage anyone
who is interested or looking
for a challenge to come play
with us."

The Chess Club's big tour-
nament will be held next se-
mester. The Chess Club will
also be taking their chess
boards to Chattanooga Com-
munity Kitchen to play games
and spend some time with the
people there for their outreach
activity.

"I love the fact that chess is
all about strategy and skill,"
Santana said.

"We want to increase aware-
ness about the game of chess
and show students and new
chess players that it's not that
difficult to learn and play," Li-
ston said. "Once you get chess,
it's challenging and a lot of
fun."



"



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6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT
I



rBligion



He is the name above all names



KristinaDunn

rnMTHIRIFTOH



On the island of Pohnpei,
it's apparently really bad to
9ay anything about someone's
father or mother. For example,
if you call someone by one
of their parents' first names,
you're asking for trouble.

In freshmen Bible one day,
one of my front row students,
Nathaniel, asked a typically
mumbled question which I
had to ask him to repeat. So,
this time, as usual after his
questions, I asked, "What was
that Nathaniel? Your mom
helped you with that poster on
the wall?"

The entire class gasped,
wide-eyed.

"Miss! What did you say?"

"Uhh, wait, what?"

Everyone eagerly informed

me of the cultural no-no. I

apologized profusely for the

ignorant comment.

Just last week, I was prepar-
ing for the next lesson during
my free period in the class-
room. I heard some rustling in
the hall; then a fellow student
missionary teacher's voice yell-
ing loudly.

"Girls, stop that. I'm seri-
ous, girls, let go!"

By the time I reached the
hall, I saw two of my stu-
dents—two young ladies— with
their fists clenched around
each other's hair, screaming
in their native tongue, bodies
tumbling, tackling each other
to the ground. It was the sec-
ond fight that has happened
on campus this year so far.
Both solely involved females.
Apparently, one of them de-
graded the other's dad's name.
It made me think. I wonder
how I treat my heavenly Dad's
name? The Name above all
other names. The Name that
doesn't think about knowledge,
it is knowledge. The Name that
doesn't contemplate eternity,



it is eternity. The Name that I
loosely tack on to my identity...
"Oh yeah, I'm a Christian." The
Name that desires to be my
name, to take my identity and
make it His own.

This past week, one of my
Bible students ran up to my
desk before first period biolo-
gy, eyes intensely dilated with
concern. Just before the bell,
she whispered quickly, "Miss,
do you believe in ghosts?"

The question caught me off
guard for sure. Lord, speak.
"Umm, well, Jasmine, I um, I
believe that there is a definite
great controversy going on be-
tween good and evil that some-
times we can't always see. Why
do you ask?"

"My cousin was possessed
by her dead boyfriend's ghost
last night."

"Whoa, what happened?"

"Well, I prayed for her, and
it went away. And then it came
back, but I prayed again, and it
went away for good."

"Well, praise God, Jas-
mine." I was proud of her for
calling on Jesus' name, itching
to hear more and... without
words.

The bell rang.

I didn't really know what to
say or do, so I quickly showed
her Romans 8:37-38— noth-
ing can separate us from God's
love— and started biology lec-
ture, which was frustratingly
irrelevant at the moment. But
a beautiful thing about teach-
ing is, you see your students
day in and day out— and in Bi-
ble, she mentioned this same
incident again. God gave me
the opportunity to write a let-
ter back to her about His pow-
erful love, His authority over
evil and the Bible truth about
what happens after death. But
it was short-just chipping the
surface. (I need to talk to her
again outside of class. Please
pray for her and her family.)

You see? My "Americaness"



typically sloughs these types
of stories off— whether inten-
tionally or subconsciously,
I'm not sure. Mostly oblivious,
I reckon. But it's crazy how
these types of things appear
quite prevalent on this third
world island than in the U.S. I
guess the devil doesn't have to
work as blatantly in a country
where people are so consumed
with themselves. Leodiceans
already have their gods.

What is it about this Name
of the God who is above all, the
Name that makes kings bow
and demons shudder? This
Thanksgiving season, I am so
grateful for this Name who
knows me by my name and
longs to call me by His Name-
living in me and fighting for
me. I pray that His name will
become more powerful, more
personal, more practical and
more precious in each of our
lives.

1 am the LORD; that is my
name! 'Fear not, for I have
redeemed you; I have sum-
moned you by name; you are
mine. For I am the Lord, your
God. Do not be afraid, for I
am with you; everyone who
is called by my name, whom I
created for my glory, whom I
formed and made."

-Isaiah 42:8; 43:1, 3, 5, 7



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11,21

Chris eloign

Religion Editorl

[email protected] 1



■«■■■■

Al<


1116


Venessa Cutz


Out of control.


fnniTOimn-OH — _ —


I left my hands of the




damage


The sun sets


And merely watch in hot


And the light of day


And shock


Fades away,


And the crumbling of th


My hope with it.


walls.


I go to bed,


How did this happen?


Thoughts and questions


I thought the foundation


Thrashing through my


Was strong?


head.


I cannot bear it anymore


I feel so alone:


And put my head in my


I call out to my God


hands


But there is no movement:


And sob.


Heaven stirs not.


But my God does not


The tears pour down my


comfort me;


cheeks


Heaven stirs not.


And wet my pillow.


I squeeze my teddy bear


I pull the covers over my


Close to my aching heart


bead


I call one last time to my


And hug my knees tight;


God.


I am alone


He does not answer.


And empty.


But,


Where is my God who


I know my God,


promised


He is there; He must be


Not to forsake me?


there.


Why does He allow me to


He hears my call,


endure


I know He does.


Such pain and turmoil?


The tears slow down


The walls I built so carefully


And soon stop.


Around my life


I cannot feel my God


Are crumbling down,


But I know He hears me


With no mercy.


And I know He will answer



This world I tried so hard to

control

Is quickly spinning



I just have to hang on.




CrapW^r*""



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008



opinion



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7

Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

[email protected]



Quirks of Ghana: "Thank you, poo poo?"



Nick Livanos

(jiaiBliiulQll

The scent. Sometimes it's
more like a smell.

Did you know that in West
Africa oranges are actually
green? Or that people carry
things almost exclusively on
their heads? Or that when
people clap, they do it in uni-
son?

There are two kinds of ma-
laria medication: the cheap
stuff and the expensive stuff.
Both are pretty equal at pre-
venting malaria. The differ-
ence between the two is that
the cheap stuff will cause hal-
lucinations. However, it is my
opinion (as a person currently
taking the expensive kind) that
preventing malaria apparently
requires messing with your
brain a bit. I cannot recall an-
other time in life when I have
had such vivid dreams. Every.
Single. Night. Last night I was
part of an epic bank robbery.
Sometimes I was a robber,
and then in that way that only
makes sense in dreams, some-
times I was a hostage. For a
(little while there was a flame-
Ithrower involved. And for a
[long while, there was a too tan,
', curly-haired blond
jdude trying to date my mom.
put my mom wasn't even my
™om. And in dreams, it can be
ilike that and still make sense.
I So anyway, I don't have
Maria... yet. But there's still
pme.

As a greeting in Ghana, peo-

e say, "You are welcome."
^"d when people respond to

How are you?" with, "Fine,"
f actual 'y means they're do-
pe really well. "Fine" is like
ping, "Amazing." The native
Jiguage over here is called
r e [>-way"]. To say thank
[° u „ ln Ewe .yousay alcpe ["ack-

' ]■ If you want to say thank
1 Ve ry much, just throw in



"ka" a>couple times after your
akpe. Akpe ka ka. When I first
heard this, I thought, "Thank
you, poo poo?" But I was as-
sured it is perfectly accept-
able.

In Africa, they sell ice cream
in a plastic bag. It's called Fan
Ice and it is good. They make
something starchy from cas-
sava called fufu. It is bad. They
have soda in big glass bottles
that you can't open with your
hands. I can get down with
that.

A man asked me to take his
picture, but he want-
ed money for it. He
walked away mum-
bling profanity as I
explained that I didn't
really want his pic-
ture in the first place.
Then I told the kids to
stop saying those bad
words.

Another man cut
open coconuts he had
just chopped down
from a tree so I could
drink the milk.

There is a seam-
stress lady who says
I should marry her
daughter. It's a funny
joke. Her daughter
lives in another town
and we have never
met. But we talked on
the phone today for a while
when her mother called her
up. I'm not so sure it's a joke
anymore.

Everywhere we go, kids act
like we're celebrities. They
scream and come running.
They try desperately to touch
us. If you high-five one, they
all want to high-five. Today I
did several quick drawings like
autographs for the masses. A
giraffe for this kid, an ostrich
for that one, an elephant for
another. I have played little
boy's heads like drums to the
amusement of the masses. We




wrote in the dirt to learn each
other's names. Everything I
say and do is funny. They hold
my hands when we walk.

If a white person is de-
pressed, all they need to do is
go to Africa and hang out with
the children. Instant remedy,



Every night before I go to
bed I read a little note from
one of my friends. They got
together and snuck them into
my bag before I left, and there
are a lot of them. It makes a
difference. Akpe ka ka.

When we drive, you can
smell the diesel exhaust from



Sometimes

the story

is more like a

smell. It's in the

little things that

make you close

your eyes and

remember!



the scent of burning plastic
lingers like when I practiced
pyromania as a kid. When we
first landed, the aroma of the



airport reminded me of the

way hostels smell. Our soap

smells like Sticky Bumps surf

wax, so everytime I wash my

hands, I think of surfing with

Shannon I&ler.

These are all silly little
details. None of them are
of much consequence. But
sometimes the story is in the
little details.

Sometimes the story is
more like a smell.

It's in the little things that
make you close your eyes
and remember. All the tiny
details that don't amount re
/a plot, but to a feeling; so
that if you ever catch a hint
of it a couple years down the
road, you take,a deep breath
and sigh, "Africa."



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT



lifestyles



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008

Rachel Hopkins

Lifestyles Editor

rachelhopki [email protected] .edu



Putting the holidays into practice



Don R) ma

Contibutor



Three-hundred and seven-
ty-seven years ago, in 1621, a
group of Pilgrims threw a feast
that lasted for about three
days. Joining them were King
Massasoit of the Wampanoag
Indians and about 90 of his
braves.

This feast was one of sin-
cere thanksgiving for having
endured the winter and sum-
mer in their new land. Had it
not been for the Wampanoags
helping the new settlers, histo-
rians may be hunting for their
history like they are some of
the early settlers in North Car-
olina at Fort Raleigh. Whether
you presume the Pilgrim feast
was the first Thanksgiving or
any one of several in the new
colonies, the tradition of giving



thanks endures, as it should.

Unlike our meals today,
their meal was simpler. The
historical record shows that
their meal had a lot of water
•fowl, deer and was heavy on
the meat side of the food pyra-
mid. Chances are there were
few vegetables and most cer-
tainly no turkey, pies, or veg-
gies like those that most likely
adorned your tables yesterday.
Yet, in their simple way, they
gave thanks and were happy.

Thanksgiving has evolved.
Like the changes and additions
of the modern menu, so are the
things that we have reasons to
give thanks for. Yet, how many
take our freedoms and things
we are so benevolently given
and blessed with for granted?
It's never too late to say thanks
for what we receive. You don't
have to wait until a set day in



Get your Green On



Vexation: Too many
gifts that people want to
regift to their local landfill.
Solution: Give environ-
mentally responsible gifts!
Implementation:
There are tons of options.
Organizations like World
Vision, Compassion Inter-
national, Heifer Interna-
tional and ADRA all pro-
vide gift catalogs or simply
animal donations for those
in need. Other organiza-
tions have a more green
focus, like The Nature Con-
servancy, and allow you
to give the gift of planting
trees in other countries.
Co-op . rica's Web site



(coopamerica.org) provides
links to Web sites where
you can purchase fair trade
goods.

Clarification: Shop-
ping for gifts online is better
for the environment than
driving all around town.
However, if you like to see
something in person before
buying it, take a drive down
town to the World Next
Door. They provide fair
trade items from all over
the world. Their open house
this weekend (see section at
left) is a great time to check
out their goods and learn
more about what fair trade
is all about and how it's
better for the environment,
and people in general.



associated with Christianity.
In fact, like the Easter egg and
bunny, the events originally
celebrated on Dec. 25 come
right out of old pagan mythol-
ogy-

Yet, when we look around
us now at all the hype, glam-
our and glitter, and compare



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