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A pleasant, humorous surprise placed in a
World Civ. reading of "King Leopold's Ghost"
as a means of describing a man with a mus-
tache. (Submitted by Sara Schaetzka)



March 19, 2009

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tide has been withheld to
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Early in the morning on
arch 8, a male nursing stu-
aat snuck in to Thatcher
luth, pulled the fire alarm
id eventually made it to
ie roof of Wright Hall to
teach that God was coming
lat night.

According to the Cam-
is Safety incident report,
Thatcher South resident
the student followed
in through the side door
Thatcher South. Campus
ifety officers and the Colleg-
lale Police officers looked for
student for almost an hour
ifore finding him stand-
on the peak of the roof
Wright Hall with his arms

"His plan was to turn on all
f alarms, and a huge group
and guys in front of
tight Hall would be there,
l<Hie would preach to them,"
ill Justin Wilson, a senior


SA talent show hosted in outer space

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Southern students dis-
played their musical abilities
through rapping, singing and
instrument playing, Saturday
night at Southern's space-
themed talent show.

"I enjoyed this [talent show]
better, [and] I felt like it ran
smoother between acts," said
Lincoln Llewellyn, a senior bi-
ology major who attended the
talent show last year.

BJ Taylor, Student Associa-
tion social vice president and
junior religious studies major,
thought the talent show had a
good turn out. Originally 200
chairs were set up, and by the
end people were standing in
the back, Taylor said.

Nine acts performed and
"Class," a collaborative rap
about Southern performed
by Jennelle Stephenson, Mia
Lindsey, Candice Shadel

Photo By Katie Freeland
Jennelle Stephenson, Mia Lindsey, Kim McKenzie, Candice Shadel Granger and Zaire A. Burgess-Robinson, the
freshman group called "Class," perform the original song, "Chillin'on the Prome," at the talent show Saturday.

Granger and Zaine A. Burgess- Asanette Mercado, a freshman

Robinson, took the first place mass communications major,
prize of $350. . Aimee Burchard, a junior

"The way ['Class'] did it, I mass communications major,

thought was very fresh," said and her brother Trevin Bur-

chard, a sophomore at Geor-
gia Cumberland Academy,
performed a song Aimee wrote
and took the second place prize

Pre-optometry club hosts glasses drive to help needy

Daisy Wood
Staff Writer

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For its fourth year in a
row, the pre-optometry club
is collecting used prescription
glasses for the needy. This
year they are planning to ship
the glasses to a medical clinic
in Nairobi, Kenya.

The pre-optometry club has

placed boxes in the Village
Market and at the Ooltewah
Wal-Mart for people to put
their used prescription glasses
in. Right now they have col-
lected more than 100 pairs of

"I was surprised how fast
they were flowing in," said
Dr. Ken Caviness, professor
of physics and sponsor of the
club. "My family contributed

a couple of pairs. There's no
point in having a bunch of ex-
tra glasses lying around when
someone could get some good
use out of them. This project
is a good thing."

An announcement was
made in the McDonald Road
Church and the Collegedale
Church bulletins. Some people
have been dropping off their
glasses at the front desk in the

mens' dorm to be given to Jor-
dan Netzel, president of the

"Some glasses look like they
are 50 years old," said Netzel,
a sophomore biology major.
"As long as they are not bro-
ken, we will take whatever
used glasses we can get."

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Funds raised for SMs

Yvonne Saint- Viixiers
Staff Wwrai

The Southern Connections
Call Center team has been
calling donors on behalf of the
102 current student mission-
aries around the world to raise
funds and create awareness for
them since the beginning of
February. The call center calls
alumni and former students to
raise funds for many different
areas of need throughout the
school year.

Unknown to many, the cost
of being a student missionary
is more than just going out of
your comfort zone and ventur-
ing to another country, it also
involves a sizeable amount of
money that the student mis-
sionaries need to come up
with. This includes a $300 pro-
cessing fee and $3000-$5000
- if they are serving overseas.
For the most part, they rely on
generous donations and help
from sponsors.

As a result of these cam-
paigns, over $30,600 has been
given by 428 donors, the ma-
jority of whom are not alumni
or otherwise connected with
Southern, said Patrice Hieb,
annual funds coordinator in
the advancement department.
The call center has called to
raise funds on behalf of stu-

Online enrollment increases

dent missionaries since 2007
and it is always a favorite time
for the student callers. Some
of the student callers have ac-
tually served as student mis-
sionaries themselves so they
feel extra excitement when
getting to call for the student
missionaries. They get to swap
stories with former missionar-
ies and talk about loved ones
and friends who might be out
in the field as they speak. .

"I am always interested in
the stories that those who have
worked for the gospel commis-
sion overseas have to tell," said
Michael Bates, a freshman en-
gineering studies major.

Student missionaries are
sent all over the world to
teach, preach or provide medi-
cal care among other things.
Crystal Kablanow, student
missionary club president was
a student missionary in the
Middle East for year and she
provided the call center with a
letter to send out to prospec-
tive donors making the case
for student missionaries. For
some student missionaries, it
changes their outlook on life
that they might not have had
before going.

Kablanow said, "It was one
of the most trying yet one of
the most incredible years of
my life. God used it to change
my life."

Southern's online learning
is increasing as students con-
tinue searching for alterna-
tives to traditional classes.

Online enrollment doubled
in the winter 2008 semester
compared to winter 2007 and
quadrupled in the fall 2008
semester compared to fall
2007. Revenue from online
learning for the 2008-2009
school year tripled from the
previous year.

"Even though we have a
conservative approach to on-
line learning, it meets the
needs of the atypical learner
due to time or geographical
constraints," said Pegi Flynt,
director of online learning.
"For that reason, we continue
to grow."

As online enrollment keeps
growing, they will continue to

Thursday, March 19,2009




offer more online classes. De-,
spite that, they will not be re-
placing traditional classes any
time soon.

"I think they're easy for
some people's schedules. I
don't have time to go to classes:
all daylong," said Stefanie Ku-
lik, a sophomore psychology
major. "I really like the fact
that the lectures are online
and I can take them whenever
I want."

Some can be caught off
guard by how different online
classes are than those in a con-

ventional classroom.
. "It's a little different, bJ
cause I don't have to meetun I
for an actual lecture," said San j
Chitu, a sophomore nursing
major. "It's more of world™
the class around your schedule
instead working your schedule I
around the class."

The more students become
accustomed to the many fea-
tures of the Internet, the it
online learning will grow.

Flynt said, "It's critical'!
to meet the needs of the atypi-
cal learner."

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Two SA media positions filled for next year

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Just before spring break,
Southern Adventist Univer-
sity's Student Media Board
voted to fill two of its three
Student Association media
positions for the 2009-2010
school year.

Emily Young, a junior mass
communication major, has
been chosen to be next year's
Southern Accent editor, and
Rainey Park, a junior history
and non-profit administra-
tion and development major,
has been selected to complete
a second year as the Southern
Memories yearbook editor.

"We're excited about mov-
ing ahead with plans for next
year," said Stephen Ruf , a pro-
fessor in the School of Jour-
nalism & Communication and
chair of the media board.

The media board has yet to
fill the third position of Straw-
berry Festival producer.

"We would really like to be
able to find someone soon so
we can get them working with

this year's [Strawberry Festi-
val] producer," Ruf-said. "That
way they're not going into their
duties blindly next year."

Ruf said the Strawberry Fes-
tival producer is responsible
for pulling together a team to
plan and organize next year's
annual end-of-the-year slide
show. Ruf said individuals
interested in applying for this
position can find an applica-
tion at Student Services or the
School of Journalism & Com-
munication office.

Even though the media
board is still searching for a
Strawberry Festival producer,

the two newly ;
tors are ready to 1
work for next year.

"This year we made a lotofl
exciting changes to the yeai- J
book," Park said. "Now t' '
we're familiar with howthing|
work, we can continue I
good work next year."

After spending two yeaisoil
the Accent staff, Young is also J
looking forward to her p
tion as editor next year.

Young said, "I'm really »j
cited about making the Accent!
more interactive through o!»|
Web site."



Cruz comes for Encounters

Iared McNeil


Manny Cruz, the associate
irector of youth ministries
^^ the North American Divi-

. of Seventh-day Adven-
_s, was the guest speaker for
[counters Weekend March
jto 14-

''[There are] two things we
' to get across during En-
unters weekend," said Don-
> Keele, assistant chaplain.
jrst is the power and practi-
lity of prayer and second is
«God can use anybody. We
It Manny's message was per-
it for that."

According to the North
nerican Division Web site,
j;an his Street Artist
inistry after he became bap-
ed. This ministry has taken
n around the world and he

s it to help artists have a
ice to legally paint graffiti.
On Friday he described
w devoted and passionate
i about putting graffiti

everywhere he could. He said
even active gang members
would help him in his minis-
try to help paint and clean up
the city.

"I really liked how he was
down to earth in the way he
delivered his messages," said
Kristopher Haughton, a junior
graphic design major.

When Cruz spoke for Ves-
pers about the power of prayer
he challenged students by us-
ing his life story. One illustra-
tion was when he started dat-
ing his wife and how he would
talk to her on the phone. He
mentioned how much he en-
joyed that, and he challenged
students with the question,
"Why can't we talk to God like
that?" He emphasized keeping
an open line of constant com-
munication with God.

"I liked that it was a simple
message, like how to pray to
God as a friend," said Jessica
Weaver, a sophomore public
relations major. "I think he
portrayed that really well and
the humor kept it interesting."

outhern to host race

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[he third annual all-night

sk til Dawn" adventure

e held on Southern's cam-

and hosted by the Outdoor

lership Program and Stu-

' 'fairs, will start on Sat-


i race will include ac-

fics ranging from rock

jtoig the Goliath Wall and

jside of Wright Hall, cav-

^° Q zip lining to mental

s similar to those seen on

zing Race," said Steve

poe, an adjunct profes-

P«ie School of Education

Psychology. The race will

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W-time participants are

f" about bdng a part of

I am very much looking
r d 'o [the race], since
f about to g raduate> .. said

Jacque Liles, a senior public
relations major.

Sunny Tier, a senior outdoor
education and outdoor minis-
try major who has helped with
the race before, thinks the race
is a great experience.

"I think [the race] is an awe-
some idea," Tier said. "A lot of
people get to experience stuff
they've never done before."

"Everything is doable," Bon-
tekoe said. One year, a mother
and her eight children partici-
pated together, he added.

The cost of the race is $15
for students and $30 for com-
munity members. Teams must
consist of four people and in-
clude at least one girl.

Those who wish to par-
ticipate may sign-up online at
www.raceit.com. Once on the
Web site type "Dusk til Dawn"
in the search box to sign up
and pay. Sign-ups are limited
to 25 teams.


New scholarship approved

Stephanie Schleifer

Staff Writer

A scholarship program for
juniors and seniors thought of
by Student Association Sen.
Steven Arauz was finalized
Wednesday, March 11, when
Southern's University Schol-
arship Committee met for a
secondary approval of what
S.A. Senate passed Feb. 18.

"Whenever we get more
opportunities for students to
achieve their goals or their
dreams we are very support-
ive," said Christopher Carey,
Advancement vice president
and Scholarship Committee
chair. "That's what we do in

SA Vice President Luther
Whiting said the SA Senate
is still working with donors
to build the endowment fund
as soon as possible. The en-

dowment fund could reach
$25,000 in a few months,
at which point it would start

59 Because of
the nation's

economic crisis,
I think this
aid will be
even more

appreciated by

those that are

- Luther Whiting

benefiting juniors and seniors,
but it could take as long as

two years.

Robert Raney, development
director, said according to uni-
versity policy, the endowment
fund must reach $25,000 in
three years or it will roll over
for other uses.

Whiting said the SA Sen-
ate is looking forward to the
time when the program will
provide assistance to juniors
and seniors.

"Because of the nation's cur-
rent economic crisis, I think
this aid will be even more ap-
preciated by those that are
eligible," he said.

Arauz, who has been elect-
ed SA executive vice president
for 2009-2010 said, "As I now
enter the journey of SA execu-
tive vice president, I plan to
continue pursing the advance-
ment of this scholarship and
its successful completion."

Students to present at conference

Brittany Russell
Staff Writer

On April 8, several history
students will present research
papers from the past school
year to students and profes-
sors from Lee University,
Covenant College, University
of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
and Southern at the Southeast
Tennessee History Conference
at Lee University.

This gives students the
chance to use their work for
more than just a grade.

"When I write a research
paper for a class, that's only
half the exercise," said Jaime
Myers, a senior history major.
"While it helps me to learn
how to pull ideas together in
order to say something mean-
ingful, my discoveries won't
do much good if they only stay
between me and the professor
of the class."

Students are given 15 min-
utes to present theif papers
and answer questions. Each
school usually has around

five or six presenters and the
conference is set up with two
sessions, each with about
four or five panels depending
on the number of students

It's an

opportunity for

us to do some


and maybe

make some

friends over

a shared love

of history.

-Jaime Myers

Lisa Diller, a history pro-
fessor, said panels are a mix
of students from each school.
They are able to hear each oth-
er's work and have faculty and
students ask questions.

"Students get the opportu-
nity to talk about their work
and have intelligent, thought-
ful people ask questions,"
Diller said. "They learn a lot
from answering questions pro-
fessionally about their work."

This is the fifth year that
Southern has participated in
the conference. Because the
conference rotates to a differ-
ent school each year, next year
it is set to be at Southern.

Aside from learning about
new topics, students benefit
from the conference in more
ways than just academically.

"It's an opportunity for us
to do some networking and
maybe make some friends
over a shared love of history,"
Myers said. "Above all, it is
an exercise in understanding
what it means to be a histo-
rian. Students often write pa-
pers simply for the grade, but
historians write papers in or-
der to share their findings with
others because we believe that (
loving and learning from the *-^
past is an important exercise
for everyone."




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Scholars to present at conference

Staff Report

For the first time, four
Southern Scholars have been
accepted to present their re-
search at an honors council
in St. Petersburg, Fla., this

It [the
research] is
definitely a lot of
hard work and it
will be nice to be
able to demon-
strate it. H

-Brienna Thompson

Matt Hermann, Michael
Hermann, and Brienna
Thompson will present their

senior theses at the 37th An-
nual Conference of the South-
ern Regional Honors Council
March 26-28. Dequina Nicho-
las' thesis was also accepted,
but she is not able to attend.

Southern's honors program
joined the National Collegiate
Honors Council last year, al-
lowing them to apply to par-
ticipate in the honors council.
The membership is part of a
plan to upgrade the Southern
Scholars program, said Mark
Peach, history professor and
director of the program.

"We're getting off the reser-
vation," Peach said. "We'll be
able to see what other honors
programs, honors students
and honors directors are doing
and enrich our own program."

Matt Hermann, a senior
history major, will present
his thesis entitled, "Mom,
Why Did You Have to Choose
Him?: Women's Experiences

with an Intergenerational
Cycle of Intimate Partner Vio-
lence in a Conservative Chris-
tian Denomination." Michael
Hermann, a senior social work
major, will present "Unprec-
edented but Accomplished:
The Professionalization of Fe-
male Nursing During the Civil
War." And Brienna Thompson,
a senior psychology major,
will present "Race-based In-
telligence Assessment among
Southern Advenrist University

"It [the research] is defi-
nitely a lot of hard work and it
will be nice to be able to dem-
onstrate it," said Thompson,
who is looking to eventually
complete a Ph.D. in clinical
psychology. "It's exciting to
be able to talk to other people
who actually have an idea of
what you had to go through to
actually do it [the research]."

Continued from Pg. 1

theology major and a friend
of the student's who was at
the scene.

Collegedale Police Sgt.
Darrell Hannah and Campus
Safety Officer Joshua Fraker
climbed to the roof and tried
to convince the student to
back away from the edge. He
did not show any sign of mov-
ing away so Hannah slowly
came up behind him, grabbed
his shirt collar and pulled him
back from the edge of the roof,
according to the report.

Hannah pulled one of the
student's hands behind his
back and handcuffed it, but
the student began resisting
and screaming for God to
help him.

"He had a lot of adrenalin
and was very strong," Han-
nah said in the police report.
"We were trying to maintain
our balance and to keep [the
student] from harming us
or himself."

After telling him to put his
hands behind his back multi-
ple times, Hannah used a stun
gun on the student's shoulder
several times.

The student's muscles
tensed and he said, "But
no pain shall befall you,"
according to the Campus Safe-
ty report.

When the student still
would not comply, Hannah
struck him in his brachial neck
muscles, according to the re-
port. This maneuver normally
knocks a person to the ground,
but the student did not re-
spond to it. Then Hannah put
pressure on his carotid arter-
ies, which usually causes brief
unconsciousness. This made
the student relax his arm mus-
cles so Hannah could put him
in handcuffs.

Hannah and Fraker helped
him lie down on the roof. Han-
nah was checking the student's
vital signs when the student
shook his head, opened his
eyes and asked where he was.
After several minutes he be-
gan to explain that he believed
God would return that night,
and he had to tell Southern to
be prepared.

Around 8:30 a.m. a ladder
truck from the Tri-Communi-
ty Volunteer fire department
arrived to take the student off
the roof.

"In the ladder truck on the
way down he was just preach-

ing away," Penrod said.

The student was taken to
Parkridge East Hospital for
medical evaluation, and then
he was taken to Parkridge
Valley Hospital for psychi-
atric evaluation. He was not
arrested, but taken into cus-
tody for his own protection,
Penrod said.

The student withdrew from
classes on March 13 and will
be allowed to enroll again at
Southern if he meets admis-
sion criteria, according to
Southern officials.

Southern administration
also issued an official state-

"While Southern encourag-
es its students to involve them-
selves in ministry and actively
spreading the Gospel story,
the university also places a
high priority on caring for the
safety and well-being of each
student," the statement said.
"Southern's faculty and staff
have actively worked to keep
all involved students safe. We
are grateful to the emergency
personnel who assisted [the
student] back into a safe situ-
ation. The university respects
the privacy of [the student]
and his family as they move
forward from this situation."


Continued from Pg.i

is to find an optometrist with
a machine to read the glasses
prescriptions. The club, which
has five members, will be able
to talk to the optometrist,
shadow him while he does
his work and help him label
the glasses.

"I really hope we find an
optometrist willing to help
us label glasses with correct
prescriptions," said Stephen

McLane, junior health sci en(t
major and vice president ofth»
club. "It will be a great expe^
ence to shadow and optome.
trist while learning how to run
the machine that determines
the prescription of our donat-
ed glasses. This is to make it
easy for the doctors in Africa
to quickly dispense glasses to I
the locals who need them."

The club started collecting
the glasses at the beginning of
February and will stop collect- '
ing them at the end of March.


Continued from Pg. 1

of $200. The third place prize
of $100 went to Daphne Bas-
tien, a freshman psychol-
ogy major and Lucas Simo-
nds, a sophomore MAJOR,
who also performed a song
they wrote.

One mishap with the tal-
ent show was that Southern's
orchestra was gone on tour
the same weekend. A spe-
cial performance group and

a duet had to drop out of the
talent show and some people I
were called to perform with
short notice.

"We were kind of called last
minute because someone else \
dropped out or something,
and we all kind of sang togeth-
er just for fun," said Frescania I
Tatiague, a junior film major.

Overall, Taylor said the re- 1

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