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year, said Dr. Gordon Bietz,
president of Southern Adven-
tist University.

"It's challenging times, it's
painful for a lot of people,"
said Doug Frood, associate
vice president of financial ad-
ministration. "There were a lot
of us trying to figure out how
to go below 3.5 without dam-
aging what we do."

64 You should
start thinking
long-term... am I
going to be able
to afford tuition?'

- Patrelle Major

Whether or not the econ-
omy and the tuition increase
will have a negative impact
on enrollment for next year
cannot be projected for a few
more months, but Vinita Sau-
der, vice president of Market-
ing and Enrollment Services,
is hopeful that it will not.

She said, "I sure hope the
economy doesn't prevent stu-
dents from taking advantage
of the unique education and
environment that Southern

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Collegedale recycling program delaye

Katie Hammond

Due to the current state of
the economy, the recycling
program that the city of Col-
legedale was supposed to im-
plement in January has been
delayed indefinitely.

Joy McKee, sponsor of the
Green Initiative Club and
works in Southern's advance-
ment department, said with
the economy the way it is right
now, the recycling market has
taken a plunge.

The city still wants to start a
recycling plan, but is unsure of
when that will happen.

"Nothing has been can-
celled, it's to be determined,"
said Esther Nooner, Green
Initiative Club president and
pre-speech pathology major.

The company that was go-
ing to offer recycling services

to Collegedale put a hold on
taking Collegedale as a client
because of the economy, Mc-
Kee said.

According to the Ooltewah
Collegedale Harrison Weekly,
"It is no longer financially vi-
able for the company the city
had contracted to do the work.
Other options are being looked

Some students are disap-
pointed that the recycling plan
has been delayed.

"It just makes me sick that
I don't even have a convenient
opportunity to recycle, and
that it's not even an option
for me," Jacque Liles, a senior
public relations major said. "I
hope to see recycling opportu-
nities in our community in the
very near future." .

Ludine Pierre, a senior psy-
chology major, was also upset

that the recycle plan Waj j
layed. .

"I am appalled that p
are accepting the
as a reason to not take »
against the deterioratioj
the earth," she said.

The delay on the i
plan has affected the (
Initiative Club, and dial
having to assess their plaJ

"[We] are having to „
uate our goals since thel
cling, is being di
next semester," Noonersi

The Green Initiative
now shifting their focusl
the recycling plan to edusl
on conservation and toel
things such as Styrofoi>|
campus, Mckee said.

The Club also has plaJ
participate in Communitjl
vice Day by picking 1
on the Greenway.

Service day to provide 5,000 hours of outreal

Hannah Kuntz


This year Southern students
will have the opportunity to
reach out to the community,
Monday, Jan. 19 during com-
munity service day.

This year's community ser-
vice day will focus mainly on
sites around downtown Chat-
tanooga, providing the com-
munity with a combined total
of more than 5,000 hours of
service. Melissa Tortal, a se-
nior non-profit administration
major is directing this year's

Tortal is hoping for at least
1,000 ^students to sign up,
which is only about a third of
the student body. This year
students can sign up online
through specific clubs. Each
club is responsible for re-
cruiting people to volunteer
and Tortal said she felt this
would be more effective than
the mass advertising students
normally see.

"I'm definitely hoping that
we'll have more participa-
tion," Tortal said. "For the last
two years we've been stuck at
around 700 participants."

Students as well as clubs
are given an added incentive
to participate this year. Cash
prizes for the three biggest re-
cruiters, as well as to the three
clubs with the most recruits
based on club size, will be giv-
en away.

a I hope stu-
dents' eyes are
opened to all
of the need in
the community,
and that they
realize how
much they
can change. ?5

-Melissa Tortal
tven with the incentives,
some clubs are having a dif-
ficult time recruiting. Na-
tali Juarbe, a junior business
management major and Latin
American Club president, said
they've sent out e-mails to club
members but are still short on


TJ Limerick, a sophq
social work major, is col
the top student real
statistic that can be i
on the Web site),
said this is his first yafl
unteering and that becaC
won't be in classes he If
he might as well do sou

Not only can thee
be productive, somes
find it gratifying.

"It!s a time I can 1
to the community !
people out who don'thiijj
to get things done," saw
Mann, a sophomore coif
systems administration!
who is participating wi
ond year of communM
day. "It's a go>
you helped someoneo"!

Tortal hopes thator"
the same way.

Tortal said, "I »
dents' eyes are opend
the need in the com"]
Tortal said, "andthat" 1
Only when we're «<™j
other can we fiJnU'f
given purpose.

■^JA NUARY 15, 2009


Illness Center snack bar opens


ik, a healthy eat-
j],e Wellness Center,
I Monday and offers,
ythiest food you can
jampus]," said Natalie
| one of the managers
[ayak and a graduate

■Garver, dean of the

|of P.E., Health and

said the Kayak

"healthy foods and

a an area students will
Big out."

fcvent the smell of food
into the work
Jer, the Kayak doesn't

hing that will create
•ver said. For this

e food served at there
r precooked.

thy George, a senior
I major and an em-
it the Kayak, said other
I options are all-fruit
les and types of Naked
pot offered anywhere

Darnel Gossett buys a drink from The Kayak in the Wellness Center as
Jolene Shaferruns the cash register.

Some students who have
tried food at the Kayak en-
joyed it.

"Their sandwiches are
fresh and the smoothies taste
healthier than KR's," said Sar-
ah" Crowe, a sophomore psy-
chobiology major.

Another addition" of the
Wellness Center will be open
Feb.i and contains a hot tub,
therapeutic pool and an area

for students to eat and study,
said Marty Hamilton, associ-
ate vice president of financial

Hamilton said the final in-
spection of the unfinished area
will take place next week, and
the final details are being com-

The Kayak hours are Mon-
day through Thursday n a.m.
to 9 p.m.


pued from Pg. 1

jdied after it spread to

i. She attended school

ffirn from 1980 to 1987

pned in the fall of

Eller, hostess at
E's cafeteria, noticed
|d not eaten in the
In several weeks and
■check on her. Eller
g she was in the hos-
|if« and went to visit her.

As her medical condition
became more serious over the
past few months, Green was
determined to continue class-
es at Southern.

"She had a lot of courage
and perseverance," said Kevin
Kibble, Southern's assistant
chaplain, who helped Green
and her family through her ill-
ness. "She was really planning
on being in class this week."

Green was involved in a
prayer group that met regular-
ly at the Collegedale Seventh-
day Advenrist Church.

"She was deeply motivated
towards exhibiting a life of
faith," Kibble said.

A memorial service was held
Jan. 8 at the Gospel Chapel at
the Collegedale Seventh-day
Advenrist Church.

BJ Taylor, SA social vice
president and senior religious
studies major said, "It's sad
that someone could go unno-
ticed without a friend on this
Advenrist campus when we're
supposed to be loving, caring

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Southern acquires another harpsichord

Angela McPherson


A harpsichord was recently
donated to Southern's School
of Music, giving them a total
of two.

The harpsichord belonged
to James Hinrichs, an ama-
teur musician who commis-
sioned it to be built by Sabathil
& Son in 1980. When Hinrichs
passed away in 2006, his fam-
ily decided to give his harpsi-
chord to Southern.

The idea for the donation
originated with Hinrichs' son,
Thomas, who is a student at

"I want it used and en-
joyed," said Thomas Hinrichs,
a sophomore international
business major. "It was just
sitting in a back band room at
Forest Lake Academy."

The harpsichord will be
used in upcoming public per-
formances and a showcase is
possible, according to music

Professor Judy Glass is
teaching private harpsichord
lessons, and one student in
particular is enjoying the do-


"Ever since I started liking
music, my number one wish
was to play the harpsichord,"
said Kevin DeBenedictis, a
sophomore voice performance
major. DeBene-dictis is cur-
rently the only student to take
lessons on the harpsichord.

"I'm excited because there
is some double keyboard stuff
that I really want to do," De-
benedictis said. "And with this
new harpsichord, we can."

The two harpsichords al-
low the department to play a
broader range of baroque mu-

This is music written for
double keyboards— or duets,
played with two harpsichords.
"We do a lot of Bach and
Vivaldi," said Scott Ball, chair
of the music department. "The
harpsichord is the glue of
much baroque music."

DeBenedictis said that
though the piano was an im-
provement on the harpsichord,
there is nothing like the origi-
nal. He said, "I actually enjoy
it more than the piano."

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journalism students and staff
working together to represent
the best of convergent journal-
ism and new media."

Having the Accent online
makes it accessible to readers
who might not be able to pick
up a hard copy.

"I think it's going to be
more of an asset to our com-
munity members, alumni and
parents because they want to
keep up with what's going on
[around] campus, but don't
have a convenient way to do
so," Chamberlain said.

Stephen Ruf, associate pro-
fessor in the School of Journal-
ism & Communication agreed.

"We have to engage in a
conversation with our read-
ers," Ruf said "By having an
online presence the Accent

can do that."

Monika Bliss, a senior mass
communication major and Ac-
cent editor said it's important
for the Accent to have an up-
dated web site because people
are going more news online.
She hopes the Web site will
not only provide readers with
an easy resource for the lat-
est Southern news, but also
become the place for people
to express their opinions and

"One feature allows read-
ers to subscribe to the Accent
via weekly e-mails," Bliss said.
"The easy access will hope-
fully help both students and
the community stay up to date
and informed," Bliss said.

It will also allow readers to
get Southern news faster.

Ruf said, "The Accent can
post information promptly
and make it the 'go to' site for
information about Southern."



Continued from Pg. 1

Santata, a senior business
administration major. "You
could kind of set the rules."

Each person who played at
the high roller table had to use
tickets to buy into the game
and the winner walked away
with the total amount.

Students played two rounds
of Cranium on the stage like a
game show. Brian Nyamwang,
a sophomore bio-chem major,
was part of the second round.

'The party was amazing. I
definitely enjoy playing board
games," Nyamwang said.

"The event was very classy,"
said Doug Baasch, SA presi-
dent. "It seemed like everyone
had a good time."

Taylor said he was really
pleased with the party. He said,
"It wasn't the biggest turn out,
but I feel that the people who
showed up had fun. It was so
chill and relaxed that even the
AV crew were able to hang out
and play games."



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Missing pilot in
custody in Florida

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - Au-
thorities in northern Florida
say they have found an In-
diana businessman believed
to have tried to fake his own
death in a plane crash.

Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office Lt. Jim Corder says
38-year-old Marcus Schrenker
is alive and in custody in Gad-
sden County Tuesday night.

Authorities believe Schren-
ker let his plane crash in the
Florida panhandle and appar-
ently parachuted to safety.

Before the crash, Schren-
ker's life was spiraling down-
ward: His wife filed fordivorce,
and his financial management
companies were under inves-

Calif, dad sold
14-year-old into

California man has been ar-
rested for arranging for his
14-year-old daughter to marry
a neighbor in exchange for
$16,000, 100 cases of beer
and several cases of meat, po-
lice said.

Authorities in Greenfield, a
farming community on Cali-
fornia's central coast, said
they learned of the deal after
Marcelino de Jesus Martinez,
36, asked them for help get-
ting back his daughter after
payment wasn't made.

Martinez was arrested
Sunday. He's scheduled to
be arraigned Wednesday in
Monterey County Superior

Court on felony charges of
procuring a child under age 16
for lewd and lascivious acts,
statutory rape and cruelty to
a child by endangering health,
according to the prosecutor.

Tenn. presses
TVA for details of
ash spill cleanup

— The state of Tennessee de-
manded answers and coopera-
tion Tuesday from the nation's
largest public utility in the af-
termath of a massive coal ash
flood that is costing the utility
$1 million a day to mop up.

"I am committed to mak-
ing sure this spill is cleaned up
and doing everything we can
to prevent any similar situa-

tion in the future," Gov. Phil
Bredesen said in a statement.
"I'm also committed to make
sure Tennessee taxpayers
don't foot the bill."

Bredesen promised greater
state oversight when he vis-
ited the Tennessee Valley Au-
thority's Kingston Fossil Plant
shortly after the Dec. 22 spill
sent 1.1 billion gallons of ash
and sludge into a rural neigh-
borhood surrounding the
plant, about 40 miles west of

Shocking cold
wave drops temps
to 40 below zero

Temperatures crashed to Arc-
tic levels Tuesday as a severe

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upper Midwest on thehia,
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people think twice beforj
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only into the teens by m

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How wonderful is it that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve
the world.

—Anne Frank

You can't live a perfect day without doing
something for someone who will never
be able to repay you.

-John Wooden


For I was hungry and you
ave me something to eat,
. was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you
invited me in, I needed
clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked
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Thought-provoking questions on being Christia

Tara Becker

Question: Do you dress
right, eat right, play right" and .
talk right? Do you do your de-
votionals every night and day,
once a week, once a year? Do
you give enough, do enough,
serve enough? When you pray
out loud, do you sound smart?
Do you sound eloquent? Do
you sound... fake?

Do you eat out on Sabbath,
swim on Sabbath, watch mov-
ies or listen to secular music
on Sabbath? When you go to
church, do you dress up? How
dressy? A tie? A dress? (Hope-
fully not both.) Do you pray
before you eat, do you pray
before a trip, do you pray? Are
you a vegan, vegetarian, meat
eater or a vegetarian... that

eats fish? Do you believe Ellen
White was a prophet? Or is she
just another author inspired
by God? '

Do you support gay mar-
riage? Do you support abor-
tion? How much do you talk
about God without sounding
preachy? Whose religion is it?
Your grandparent's, parent's,
teacher's or yours? If it's yours,
how do you make it your own?
How sheltered is too shel-
tered? In the world, but not of
the world? How? Where's the

People are hungry, really
hungry. So we should give,
right? To whom, to where, to
what? Are you defined by your
faith? Does your faith drive
you; drive you to be greater,
better, bigger? What's your
purpose? If you're a Christian,

no, an Adventist, how are you
supposed to act? If you think
you hold the truth, how do you
come off as confident, but not

When someone asks you
about God, where do you start?
In the beginning? With your
testimony? Are you going to
deliver it well? Will you have a
whole Bible study worked out
just for the occasion? Are you
saved? Do you make Chris-
tianity too complicated? Do
you make it too simple? Who
makes the rules? Or do you
make your own? Why are
there so many questions? How
do you get the answers? Where
do you look when everything
contradicts, and yet claims to
be right? Can I get the syllabus
and lesson plan, please?

Acclimating to the passive Christian culture

Lemmy Recinos


My alarm clock jolted me
from my sleep precisely at 7:30
a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.
My first reaction was one of
habit; I smashed my open
palm against the top of my
alarm clock and rolled over,
tightly clutching my blanket
against my chilled body. Wait.
My chilled body? The simple
thought of that was too much
for me, and I groggily arose and
trudged to the shower, towel in
tow. 1 turned the knob to hot,
and waited against all hopes for
a trickle of warmth, but alas, I
was relegated to another cold
shower. Which is not that bad,
considering the "cold" water
is at worst cool, and a typical
morning temperature is mid-
705 to low 80s.

As the "cool" water drizzled
down my back, washing away

soap, scum, and hopefully the
rest of the sleepiness that was
desperately clinging to the re-
cesses of my mind, a profound-
ly different sensation finally
shook me to my senses. My
body quivered as it responded
to a sensation that by now had
become so foreign that I lost
all control. I simply stood in
the shower, in complete awe of
what was happening. My body
was quivering and shaking un-
controllably, an eerie dance
set to the rhythm of my rapidly
chattering teeth. I was COLD! I
was cold AND shivering! Shiv-
ering! Me? How could that be?
Here I am, stuck in the middle
of God's paradise where the
coldest it gets is in the freezer,
and more often than not I find
myself sticking my face in said
appliance wishing for at least
one moment of peace and re-
spite from the heat! I was cold,
I was shivering, and I was con-

fused. I grabbed my towel,
wrapped myself tightly and
rushed to clothe my quivering
body, mulling over what had

I had become

used to the

heat, and

thus become

immune to it.

It didn't hit me until I sat
down to relax after a trying
second day of class. How could
I, immersed in a place that ra-
diates heat like an overworked
oven, be cold? How could I,
surrounded by roommates
that sleep with fans because of
the heat, be cold? How could

I, who pride myself in wearing
short sleeves as long as possi-
ble back home, be cold? Then
it hit me. I had acclimatized. I
had become used to the heat,
and thus become immune to
it. That quickly led to a suc-
cession of thoughts that left
me with more shivers than
my early morning shower.
My spiritual life, in many as-
pects had gone through the
same transformation as my
body. Working at a Chris-
tian school, surrounded by
Christian teachers whose
sole purpose here is to serve
God, sitting through morn-
ing worships, giving class
worships daily, leading ves-
pers and assisting in Sabbath
School, preaching the virtues
of Christian life to my stu-
dents; all of this had acclima-
tized me to the point that I no
longer felt the warmth of God
in me. Worships had become

a routine, and my dail;
tions had succumbed ti
extra minutes of sleep. I
was a way to open <
worst of all, I hadn't erf|
ticed the change. Mj
24:12, which says "the
many shall wax cold's
took on a totally newi
forme! In my efforts to]
duty," I had let myself ST
a spiritual stupor, and«J
for God had slowly Wf
faded to ashes.

However, even in ^
one digs hard enougl
can be found. I ^M
■ myself around, and «V
promise of Psalm »*■
in my heart, I have Wj
process of reignrting
It's going to be a loH
but I have faith inane
ful God who saves tot
most. I'm back on »
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Opinion Editor

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Are you dooming your conversations?

Matthew Hermann


"Did you get into OB this
semester? Do you wish you
had Adult III first? I got in
Adult III and I heard it was re-
ally hard."

I became anxious. I knew
where this conversation was
going. Instantly, I heard an-
other comment:

"So where are you doing
your clinicals this semester?
Parkridge, oh... ok, do you like

I gulped and became a little
friendlier with my mashed
potatoes. An age-old equa-
tion was expressing itself right
before my eyes— two nursing
students killing a conversation
by talking about their current
and prospective coursework. I
was merely one man and pow-

erless against the laws of the
universe. I retreated and let
this disaster play out.

This grievance is a typical
sequence of events non-nurs-
ing majors at Southern experi-
ence: conversation, nursing in-
terjection and then silence. To
put it lightly, nursing discus-
sion is the conversational kiss
of death. For non-nursing ma-
jors, this is merely esoterica,
analogous to having lunch

with an academy groupie who
reminisces about high school
events that you were never a
part of. Indeed, it is quicksand
to lunchtime social dynamics.
Though one's critique of his or
her practicum experience may
be insightful to some, its time
and place should not be in a

greater audience of peers.

Many may not know the
damage they are doing. That is
why I am writing this article.

Rarely do people who initi-
ate conversational black holes
have malicious intent. Howev-
er, before you speak of ASAP or
how hard the Procalc was, ask
yourself, "In what context am I
giving this information?" Just
as Spanish-speakers know the
rudeness of speaking Spanish
around their English-speaking
friends, nursing jargon should
be restricted to those who can
speak it. Because of its harm-
ful effects, nursing discussion
should not even be a conver-
sation of last resort. Silence is

I must make a disclaimer. I
believe this is applicable to all
majors. I just find that the fre-
quency of nursing discussion
is more prevalent than film or
social work (maybe because
there are more nursing stu-

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