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in at the hotel and called her
up wondering what happened.
She answered the phone, cry-
ing, and said she couldn't get
out of her room. "You can't get
out of your room?" the captain
asked, "Why not?"

The stewardess replied:
"There are only three doors in
here," she sobbed, "one is the
bathroom, one is the closet,
and one has a sign on it that
says 'Do Not Disturb'!"

Great writer

There was once a young
man who, in his youth, pro-
fessed his desire to become a
great writer.
. When asked to define
"great' he said, "I wantto write
stuff that the whole world will
read, stuff that people will
react to on a truly emotional
level, stuff that will make them

scream, cry, howl in pain and

He now works for Micro-
soft, writing error messages.

New computer
viruses on the

Politically Correct virus:

Never calls itself a "virus",
but instead refers to itself as
an "electronic microorgan-


AT&T virus:

Every three minutes it tells
you what great service you are
MCI virus:

Every three minutes it re-
minds you that you're paying
too much for the AT&T virus.
Star Trek virus:

Invades your system in
places where no vinos has gone


Public Television virus:

Your programs stop every
few minutes to ask for money.
Nike virus:

Just does it.

Jokes from


Thursday, September 25, 2008




Worship to
change in


Southern's campus is cur-
rently undergoing a worship
revolution. Lynnwood Hall no
longer hosts Student Mission-
ary Church (SMC), The Third
has a new name, and breakfast
is now served at church for

Since Aug. 2, SMC and Col-
legedale Church have joined
forces, revamped church ser-
vices, and created Worship
Renewal. The latest worship
service maintains SMC's idea
of a student-led church ser-
vice on a grander scale at Col-
legedale ' Church. Connect,
formerly known as The Third,
has updated its name, but still
provides the alternate choice
for a contemporary worship

"We are not here to enter-
tain," said Eddie Cornejo, a
senior theology major and
Collegedale Church's student
worship coordinator. Corne-
jo reflected on one of Pastor
Nixon's recent sermons in an
attempt to explain Worship
Renewal. ,

"We are not here to please
the individual worship styles.

Florida Hospital
Hall construction

Jennifer Meyer

Staff Wpitfit

Progress on the new nurs-
ing building, Florida Hospital
Hall, has been delayed over
the past few months due to the

Photo By Hollie Macomber
Donella Smith and Reese Middleton participate in a water relay during the Joker Release Party.

Joker Party fuels competitive spirit

Emily Young
Mahaginc Editor

Saturday night more than
100 students gathered at the
Goliath Wall and Student
Park, which were decorated
like a desert island, for the
Joker Release Party.

"I loved the theme," said
Alise Ionashku, a senior busi-
ness long-term health care
major. "It felt really exotic, like

you were somewhere else."

The entertainment for the
party was a series of competi-
tions. Students signed up for
groups in advance to compete
in various games such as a wa-
ter relay, blindfolded puzzle
assembly and others. In each
game the losing team was im-
mediately eliminated from the

One of the other games was

called the gentle joust. The
tips of giant water noodles
were dipped in paint and two
opponents tried to get paint
on their opponent without get-
ting painted themselves.

"There was paint every-
where and emotions were
flaring," said Jason Maxie, a
senior nursing major. Maxie
enjoyed the event but was dis-
appointed that the paint was

lack of availability of contrac-
tors and bad weather.

Since the groundbreaking
in December 2007, some of
the necessary concrete bases
on which the foundation is laid
have been placed. However,
the same contractor is being
used for both Florida Hospital
Hall and the Hulsey Wellness

Center. The construction on
the wellness center is current-
ly a priority.

In addition, recent heavy
rains have created large
amounts of mud on the con-
struction site, forcing workers
to wait for the ground to dry
before work can resume.

"As soon as the concrete is

laid and the workers can work
on top of it, rain will no longer
be a problem," said Clair Kit-
son, Plant Services director.

The ongoing construction
could potentially cause a park-
ing problem. Kitson said that
many building materials will
need to be stored for an

Seniors visit

Emily Kay
Staff Wrcutjb_

ViewSouthern kicked off
Monday afternoon with the
arrival of 550 seniors from
13 different Southern Union
academies who wanted to see
Southern's campus.

This event, which takes al-
most the entire year to plan
and costs $45,000, included
some new activities. Among
those added were a third Ca-
reer Connexion and "Play @
Southern." According to Van-
essa Kepper, event coordina-
tor, these gave the seniors
an opportunity to see areas
of campus that they may not
know exist.

Career Connexions lets se-
niors pick which departments
they want to know more about
and attend a class in. The de-
cision to add a third Career
Connexion was in response to
surveys, which are given out
at the end of each ViewSouth-

"We do a survey and try
to respond to what the kids
want," said Jackie James, as-
sistant director for enroll-

Also new this year was "Play
@ Southern," which gave se-
niors the opportunity to see
more of the campus and get
their hands dirty caving, rock
climbing, swimming and brav-
ing the high ropes course in
the student park.

Tuesday night allowed for
one more chance to have some
fun in the gym at "Fall for
Southern," where seniors sang
karaoke, rode a mechanical









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Art you can hear

Tiffany Sands

Srtw: WttlTFB

Thursday, Sept. 18 marked
the grand opening of artist
Lori-Gene's unique art exhibit,
Color. A Spectrum of Sound, a
gallery that depicts the move-
ment of the musicians through
vivid colors and intense lines.

"My work combines the
phenomena of motion, sound
and sight to create an image of
the passion that is heard and
felt through music," Lori-Gene

Lori-Gene has abackground
in sculpting, but has become
fond of classical music, which
she said she sees art in. Giselle
Hasel, the gallery coordina-
tor, invited Lori-Gene to come
to Southern after witnessing
her artwork at a showcase at
Emory University. Hasel felt it
would be appropriate for Lori-
Gene to come to Southern be-
cause of their classical music
radio station, WSMC, and its
strong music program.

Lori-Gene not only depicts
the movement of musicians,
but also captures their facial
expressions as they create

their masterful sounds.

The same classical music
pieces that inspired Lori-
Gene's collection played sofdy
as the audience made their
way around the room.

"I really like how she used
lines to express emotions,"
said Heather Dappolonia, a
sophomore fine arts major.

Lori-Gene also gave the au-
dience a personal tour of her

"Music can be such magic,"
Lori-Gene said, as she worked
her way around the room dis-
cussing the stories and mean-
ings behind some of her favor-
ite pieces. "My aim is to create
ment and vision. The aesthetic
experience of each viewer
is, thus, unique," she said.

"The result is something en-
tirely new- a drawing or paint-
ing that the viewer can hear as
well as see."

Tonight, at 730 in Acker-
man Auditorium, Lori-Gene
will be drawing as a music en-
semble performs. Lori-Gene's
showcase will be on display on
the second floor of Brock Hall
until Oct 31.


Continued from Pg. 1

undetermined amount of time
in the Angelica parking lot, lo-
cated behind the construction
site on Industrial Drive.
Florida Hospital Hall will

be used as the new nursing
facility, and when completed,
is projected to allow South-
ern to accept 40 percent more
students into the nursing pro-
gram over the next few years.
The building itself will be twice
the size of Herin Hall, the cur-
rent nursing building.


Portrait studio opening tonight

Katie Hammond

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The Student Voice Since 1926

Vol 64, Issue 3


day. September 25, 2008

Monika Bliss














Laure Chamberlain

Garrett Nudd, a 2000
Southern graduate and profes-
sional wedding photographer,
is opening a new portrait stu-
dio today with a come-and-go
open house from 6 p.m. to 9

The open house will pro-
vide a time where people can
come, talk and look around.
Nudd said that several down-
town area merchants are also
donating prizes, including a
yoga studio, dress shop and
gift shop.

coBBlestone rue, located
on East Main Street in down-
town Chattanooga, will offer
baby, children; family and se-
nior portrait sessions, as well
as offering a place where other
photographers can display
their work, Nudd said.

"Our goal for the studio gal-
lery was to create a place where
people can come and appreci-
ate art," Nudd said in an inter-
view for Columns magazine.


Courtney Herod, a mass
communication major with
a photography emphasis, in-
terned with Nudd this sum-
mer, and is excited about the
studio opening. "I think its
awesome [the studio open-
ing], and I love the location,"
he said.

Nudd is also involved with
students at Southern, and is

currently doing a two week in-
tensive with the digital photog-
raphy class, said Stephen Ruf,
associate professor of journal-
ism and communication.

In addition to his own work,
and other photographers in
the areas, Nudd said that he
also plans on displaying pho-
tography work of some South-
em students.


Continued from Pg. 1

bull and enjoyed cotton candy
and popcorn.

"I could actually see myself
at Southern now," said Jenny
Littell, a 17-year-old from
Highland Lake Academy.

While the visiting seniors
may have enjoyed their time
at Southern, current students

did not share their same en-
thusiasm. "I felt like I had to
cater, not just to the person
staying in my room, but just to
the kids here in general," said
Jessica Eberly, a sophomore
math major, "They were ev-

Of the number of students
who attend ViewSouthem, on
average 35 to 45 percent will
enroll in Southern the follow-
ing school year. Last year 41

percent of the students en-
rolled. Marc Grundy, associate
vice president of Marketing
and Enrollment Services, is
expecting that the percent-
age will be higher this year
because of how many of the
attendees live close by. Kep-
per said, "[ViewSouthem] is
a great way to kick off our re-
cruiting year with the South-
ern Union."

Southern Aelsext'St University,

Thank you for your Incjedlile Support. Your
generous <S<ft of if8,&843 fuels the movement and

helps Acjc*o*ip/,sh the mission. You are maflna a
Jlfferenae In thousands of Ih/eS. Thank you forjol
ow efforts to ensure. apeaCeful future

for UaanJa.

The X. C. Team


Student Services received
this card from the Invis-
ible Children organization
in August. The note was
handwritten, thanking the
student body for their con-
tributions second semes-
ter. This includes the race
downtown, t-shirt sales,
and other miscellaneous
donations. I commend you,
Southern, for realizing the
need in Uganda and doing
something about it.

Monika Bliss




VM makes student friendly updates

Carrie Francisco

The Village Market has
rearranged products, added
more international foods and
Internet in an effort to give the
store a more contemporary

The store has heen imple-
menting a plan to increase
their space for over a year. Fu-
ture renovations will include
new paint and flooring.

"We want to open the look
and feel of the store, make
it a more exciting place to
shop," said Gary Shockley, the
store manager of the Village

The Village Market's in-
ternational foods section is
becoming more diversified.
South America, Israel, the
Mediterranean, France, Ger-
many, Asia and India are dif-
ferent areas of the world where
their international foods
come from.

Bulk foods have been moved
to aisle three, and there is a
health and beauty section at


Photo By Mariin Thorman
Trisha Moor uses her computer to check her email utilizing the new
wireless internet in the Village Market.

the front of the store. Gourmet students don't have to leave
foods, are also being intra- campus to get what they need,
duced, and special requests by Another way the Village
customers are available. Market is helping cater to

. "The Village Market feels students is through wireless
so much more open, every- Internet access. Southern

thing is not in my face," said
Austin Cole, a sophomore
theology major.

The target consumers for
the Village Market are stu-
dents. The store wants to make

has now extended the wire-
less range of the campus to
include the Village Market,
Shockley said.

"Wireless Internet opens up
the variety of places for

sure they meet students' needs eat," said Devin Bates, a soph-
by selling deli meals to go and omore religious education ma-
providing everyday items, so jor, "Its cool."


Continued from Pg. l

not washable and ruined his
. favorite John Deere t-shirt.

The final four teams faced
I off in an obstacle course,
' which involved crawling,
• balancing and finally, slid-
ing down a soapy tarp. Each
- member of the winning team,
■the Little Giants, won a $50
gift certificate to the Hamilton
5Place mall.

The process of signing up
was confusing for some stu-
dents, who either did not know
they needed to sign up or de-
cided to show up last minute.
"It would've been nice to be
able to sign up there because
I really wanted to play," Ion-
ashku said.

The people who participat-
ed enjoyed it, said BJ Taylor,
Student Association social
vice president. He attributes
the success to the focus being

taken away from the Joker.

"I've noticed in past parties
too much importance was giv-
en to the Joker," Taylor said.
"I figure people should come
to the party to have fun and
they get their Joker as well."

Taylor said students should
expect more great things from
SA parties in the future. "The
Welcome Party and the Joker
Release Party were the prac-
tice parties, you don't want to
miss the next one."

Bed bugs cause evacuation


Continued from Pg. 1

Let's start getting rid of labels.
We are here to bring praise
and worship to God."

Duane Schoonard, whom
' Cornejo refers to as the
"brains" of the movement, is
Collegedale Church's spiritual
development counselor pas-
tor. She said that the steadily
diminishing number of youth
in the church has troubled
the pastoral staff. Worship
Renewal encourages students
to be united through worship
involvement and feel com-
fortable calling Collegedale

Church their church.

"The biggest struggle has
been the issue of changing the
way we've done things here
forever," said Pastor Schoon-

With change always comes
a little opposition. Though
the entire pastoral staff was
behind Renewal, they were
unsure how members would
accept the revival.

"Never be afraid to take
risks. A risk can be your great-
est blessing," said Nigel T.
Francois, a junior pastoral
care major, who facilitates Re-
newal SMC Sabbath School in
the Gospel Chapel.

However, this is not as
much a Southern take-over as
it is a joint effort. During Re-
newal service, both members
and students are on the plat-
form giving God their praise.

Church members have also
graciously volunteered to pro-
vide a all-you-can-eat break-
fast buffet exclusively for SAU
students in the fellowship
room at 9:75 Sabbath School.

"We can see the power of
unity when we come together
as the body of Christ— Black,
White, Asian, Spanish— all
sorts of nations come together
making the worship more ful-
filling," said Francois.

Due to the recent discov-
ery of a bed bug infestation
in the new wing of Talge Hall,
residents of nine rooms were
forced to evacuate, so chemi-
cals could be sprayed to kill
the bugs.

On the afternoon of Sept.
10, Jordan Wagner, a mass
communication major, said he
received a call informing him
that he and his roommate had
until the next morning to re-
locate from their room in the
new wing to a room in the old
wing, and launder all of their
clothing and linens. It took
them until about 2:30 a.m. to
finish the move, Wagner said.

Besides the lack of sleep
there were other problems.

"I was trying to work on
three assignments that were
due the next day and that
didn't get done," Wagner said.

However, some of the
problems were more difficult
to relieve. For the effected
students, getting back into
a comfortable workflow was
difficult, especially since they
knew they would be moving
back soon.

The deans in Talge were
very diligent in dealing with
the bed bug problem. In fact,
Cook's Pest Control was hired
to treat most of the rooms
three times.

"We were bend-over-back-
wards kind of careful," said
Dwight Magers, the men's
dean. "We've got to do what
we've got to do to be fair to the

A bed bug.

This special care was due
to what happened in a similar
incident last year with

a bed bug incident. The rooms
were treated once, but the bed
bugs were not taken care of.

The cause of the infestation
is unknown. Bed bugs can
come from anyone and any-
where. According to the Har-
vard School of Public Health,
problems are more likely with
people that travel frequently,
as the bugs can crawl into
small crevices in suitcases.

Each of the students that
had to relocate will be given
one month of free rent. The
evacuated students have also
received compensation for the
extra laundry expenses and
dry cleaning they had to do.

Magers said those in-
volved have remained positive
through the ordeal.

"So far, everything has
worked out pretty well," he

The last of the students will
move back to the new wing
rooms after ViewSouthem,
when the final treatment will
be applied.

Pholo By Trisha Moor
Carlyle Verne andjashua Walker grab some breakfast at Collegedale
Church before the service starts.

Cornejo adds, "What really we are together, and we just
matters is that we come to God want to worship.'"
in humility and say 'God, here



Constituents represented:
Talge 0014-0038

Goals: To acknowledge the concerns
of others and to become active in
more extracurricular
Vactivities across campus. ,

Constituents represented:

Talge 0107 - 0133, 1261 - 1268, 1352


Goals: I want Southern to be a more

spiritual campus and would like to

see more people involved in school

vactivities. .,


Kevin White

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:
Talge 2402 - 2454

Goals: Get cameras set up on the
back new wing door [Talge] and
implement an application deadline
V for the registration process. J

"\ Michael Norvill "^

Major: Liberal
Arts Education

E-mail: mnor-
[email protected]

Constituents represented: Talge 2459
-2476. 2502 - 2507, 2517 - 2536
Goals: To attach card swipes to the
washing machines in the dorms so
we can stop hoarding quarters and
to find a way to make cafeteria food
V cheaper. _^


[email protected]'

Constituents represented: Talge 3659
3676, 3702 - 3707, 3717 - 3736

Goals: Provide nutritional informa-
tion for on-campus food.

A Theodore ^\



[email protected]
Constituents represented: Talge 3708
- 37i6, 3744 - 3758. 3762 - 3794

Goals: To represent my constituents
and their ideas and to inform them
on things taking place in Senate.

Andrea de "\



[email protected]


Constituents represented: Thatcher
2102 - 2227

Goals: A standard "Adviser Training"
for all faculty and a shuttle service for
students to local stores and attrac-
y tions.



[email protected]


Constituents represented: Thatcher
2403 - 2532

Goals: To be the best possible voice
for the students [I am representing]
and to be in good contact with the
Vstudents about our decisions.

Constituents represented:
Talge 1202 - 1254

Goals: To improve dorm access, the
recognition of culture clubs and cam
pus renovations.


Justin Camara

Constituents represented: Talge 2508
- 2516, 2544 - 2558, 2562 - 2594

Goals: To see the soccer field is
completed for soccer season and to
encourage more constituent involve-
V ment. , •




Constituents represented: Thatcher
1102 -1225

Goals: Improve dorm living condi-
tions, such as better showers, more
food availability in the dorm, and
V wireless accessibility.

A Kristina Kyle ~\ (

ih Alexis Boddy

Constituents represented: Thatcher
3102 - 3302

Goals: Providing more scholar-
ships for students and investigating
a choice of depositing tithe directly
out of job deposits from SAU to local

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:
Talge 1317 - 1336. 1362 - 1394

Goals: To develop a closer link among
constituents on my hall through
social and spiritual activities.

V ^

Constituents represented: Talge 3602

Goals: Make the outside roofs of the
cafe a place to eat and create more
bandwidth for downloading in the
V ^dorm. y

Hyein Yoo


Constituents represented: Thatcher
1403 - 1532

Goals: Fix the girl's dorm sauna and
encourage the pride a SAU student
has in this college through outreach
V and activities. J

Constituents represented: Thatcher
3304 - 3532

Goals: Renovating the kitchens of
Thatcher South and actively trying to
make this campus what the students
y need it to be. _— ^



contini \p,ci


E-mail: shebym
©southern, edu

Constituents represented
Thatcher South 1608 - 1813

Goals: To bring my precinct together
and to make Senate a more active
thing on campus that people know •
^more about.

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:
Southern Village Men

Goals: Get bike racks in Southern
Village and promote ministries that
Senate has already been supporting.

V ,

c ~\

Thomas Beihl



Business Admin-


Constituents repre
nity students w/la.

[email protected]

sented: Commu-
t names C-D

Goals: To expand service opportuni-
ties and to promote Christianity as a
V24/7 lifestyle.

v^N Suzanne Ocsai ^\

Constituents represented: Commu-
nity students w/last names O-R
Goals: To expand the Cookie Bri-
gade to community students and
to increase the involvement of SAU
employees in the lives of community

Kristrna \

Major: Graphic

Marilee Chase
Major: Financial
E-mail: mari-

Constituents represented
Thatcher South 2605 - 2817

Goals: Working towards starting a
recycling program on campus and
being here for whatever the constitu
V ents want to see changed )

\ Hillary Wagner "^

Major Music-
Theory and




Constituents represented: Southern

Village Women

Goals: To help with the recycling pro-
gram, particularly in getting recycled
goods picked up in Southern Village.

Thatcher South 3606 - 3817

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