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the new Wellness Center on f/iel
morning of its opening.

Students will need theiij
cards to use the facility, t
there is a dress code. CloJ
toe shoes are required oni
walking track and fitness llnl
as well as modest shorts if
shirts with sleeves.

Evenson said,
want it to be a com
able and non-intimidi

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This year Southern students
and faculty have raised almost
$6,000 toward their goal of
$15,000, to refurbish Mala-
mulo Adventist Hospital and
College of Health Sciences in
Malawi, Africa.

The 11 other Adventist col-
leges in the North American
Division have each pledged at
least $8,500 towards Mala-
mulo College. Doug Baasch,
SA president, believes South-
ern can set a higher standard
of $15,000 by Thanksgiving

"We want to set the bar,"
Baasch said. "I think we can
raise well over $8,500."

The Malamulo buildings
did not pass inspections and
the government threatened
to close the school, so other
Adventist colleges stepped in,
said Kari Shultz, director of
student life and services.

According to the Malamulo
mission Web site, as many
as 20 girls stay in one dorm

room, and there are only four
working computers for more
than 400 students.

" Eleven other



have each

pledged at

least $8,500




There are also new fundrais-
ers going on in the near future.
An offering will be taken up at
vespers on Nov. 14, where the
money raised will be matched
by other donors. On Monday
students will receive a muffin
when they make a donation
to the college. In addition,
the Committee of 100, which
donates money to Southern

building projects, will doi
one dollar for every i
signature they get on a bai
When the campaign is fini
they will send the bamil|
Malamulo, Baasch said.

Aimee Burchard, a s
more mass communis
major, thinks the Mala
project is easy to help I

"They've made it very j
pie for students to be invot
the box is right in the Sl»|
Center," she said.

Other students felt I
was not enough awai
about the project.

"They need to advertise!
let people know it's a nwl
there," said Ryan KloosW -
is, a senior architectural 1 ]
ing major.

A mission trip to M»»
is being planned for Wj
July of 2009 that wi 11 ^
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dents from Southern 1 I

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IVriting Center use doubles since opening


,,„>ithe Writing Center
i more than doubled since
(opening three years ago,
i they are in need of more

fThings have gotten so busy
It we've had to stop adver-
s jng around campus," said
Trliggens, Writing Center

his increase is largely due
Pih e fact that more and more
Hchers are encouraging their
students to take advantage of
WH service. As a result, the
BBors have seen students of

nearly Avery major on campus
coming to the center.

"It id much busier this year,"
said Janelle Sundin, a sopho-
more English education major
and a tutor at the center. "Our
appointment book is usually

There are always two tutors
working and they conduct a
total of 32 tutoring sessions
each day, but most days all the
slots are full, Sundin said.

When the center first
opened in fall 2005, they held
954 tutoring sessions the en-
tire semester, and the center
would only get busy during

the end of the semester, said
Becky Whetmore, Writing
Center supervisor. This year,
it has been steadily busy, and
the tutors have conducted
more than 700 sessions in the
first half of the semester.

The Writing Center, which
is located in the lower level
of McKee Library, is a service
that assists students with all
aspects of writing.

"We will help any SAU stu-
dent with any paper, class or
stage of the writing process,"
Whetmore said.

But some students have had
trouble getting appointments.

"I use the center a lot, but I the growth as a good thing,
have to come at least two days "It's definitely a positive

early to get an appointment," problem," Higgens said. "We

said Hyeran Lee, a sophomore are growing as the university

nursing major. is growing."

The staff at the center see

Tutors visit Chattanooga high schools

Svgf Wnnf B

Black Christian Union has
I' been ministering at Tyner
High School in East Chatta-

When former Southern
student Elhaffner Bertus was
( asked about whose idea it was
to put "Tyner Tutoring" to-
gether, his answer was simple.
"God did," Bertus said.

hile working at Tyner

1 School, Bertus realized

^fe was work to do at Tyner.

The teachers said it would be

I , good if some college kids could

j just talk to these high school

Wds," he said.

. f Junior theology major and

J BCUPresidentRichardMeans,

.. andjunior public relations ma-

f jorCristina Hernandez-Persia,

.' met with Rashaad Williams,

f Tyner High School freshman

gor and teacher. Together

launched BCU's outreach

1, Tyner Tutoring.
Per Tutors offer help in

mainly biology, algebra and
Spanish. The group goes to
Tyner High School to tutor
ninth graders every Mon. and
Thurs. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m in
Tyner's library. This ministry
will continue until April next

"Between 15 and 20 ninth
graders come to tutoring every
Monday and Thursday," Ber-
tus said. "These kids are strug-
gling in school. Their parents
are disappointed in their re-
port cards. These kids are dis-
couraged and need help."

Keolani Dingilius, a sopho-
more nursing major, tells of
a ninth-grader who had been
struggling with biology. "He
wanted to review the mate-
rial and retake the test. We
went over the last chapter and
his interest in biology grew.
It wasn't long before he was
teaching his peers and explain-
ing what he had just learned,"
Dingilius said. "Now confi-
dent, he wanted to go home
and study more and thanked

Southern students for tutoring

Demand for tutors is out-
numbering supply.

"On Monday there were too
many kids for the number of
Southern tutors," Hernandez-
Persia said. "We are looking
for more tutors, so if you feel
called to come out and give
back, please join us."

Bertus feels this tutoring is
a good way for people to reach
outside of the Collegedale

"Like the Bible says, if you
have talents, don't keep them
to yourself. Share them with
lads who are struggling," he

"Through us, these high
schoolers can see that there is
a future beyond high school.
With little hard work and sup-
port from those around you,
you can make it," Hernandez-
Persia said. "It's a great way
we can give back the help and
education we received when
we were younger."

SAU supports student wellness

Julie Weitzel
Sta» Bomb

Student Wellness Week
kicked-off Monday with a se-
ries of daily events to enhance
students' spiritual, mental,
physical and social lives.

"Ultimately people should
be aware, but we want them
to live up to it," said Lee Nev-
ils, student wellness director.
"The hard part is changing our

The purpose of wellness
week is to get students to start
practicing healthy habits they
have probably heard most of
their lives, Nevils said.

This week's activities start-
ed with "Hallelujah Monday"
which focused on spiritual
wellness. Students were able to
read from the book of Psalms
in front of the student center.

The Allied Health Club
passed out pedometers and
health-related literature for
Fitness Awareness Day on
Tuesday. A blood drive also
started on Tuesday and con-

tinued through Wednesday.
Financial fitness was the focus
of Wednesday as SIFE offered
free financial advice to stu-

Students said this week is a
great opportunity to learn new
habits and become healthier
in an exciting way.

"It's one thing to have
health information in lectures,
but it's a good idea to integrate
it into fun activities," said Na-
than Lewis, a sophomore gen-
eral studies major.

The week will wrap up with
an extreme dodgeball tourna-
ment Saturday night begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. in lies P.E.
Center. The prizes will be $50
per person for the first place
team, $25 for second place
and $10 for third place.

"I'm looking forward to the
dodgeball tournament," said
Brandon Todd, a junior long-
term care administration ma-
jor. "It's exciting to get a team
together, get out there, and
have some fun."


Benefit Flea Market

Proceeds will benefit the Eden Garden


: Joyitk- :-.ogedal

(6-8 grade choir) and families

Sunday November 9, 8am ■ 2pm
Collegedale SDA Church
Lower Parking Lot



Southern gets donated telescopes

Emily Kay

This summer, Southern's
physics department received
a donation of telescopes and
equipment worth $5,000.

The new telescopes will be
used during the department's
stargazing sessions hosted
once a month on Friday nights
throughout the fall semester
where students, faculty and
the community are invited to
look at Jupiter, the Moon and
other heavenly bodies.

"It was really fascinating

WHO: Everyone

WHAT: Stargazing

WHERE: South
end of Hickman
Science Center's
parking lot

WHEN: Nov. 7

'7:30 p.m. to 8:30

the galaxy


Graphic by Katie Dexter

to see what Jupiter looks like
up really close," said Rochelle
Barr, a sophomore general
studies major. "I've never per-
sonally seen it, only in books."
The equipment arrived on
campus June 30 and included
three telescopes, night vision

equipment and a few pairs of

The physics department
already owned two eight-inch
telescopes, but the addition
of the new telescopes will al-
low more people to star gaze
simultaneously, said Dr. Chris
Hansen, chair of the physics

Because of its size and com-
plexity, the 14-inch telescope
will not be set up for every
stargazing night. It was taken
out for the first time during
this year's Alumni Weekend.
This gave alumni and students
the opportunity not only to see
what was donated, but also
how it worked.

The difference between the
smaller telescopes and the
new one is that the mirror in-
side allows three times more
light to reflect back toward
the eye, making it possible to
see stars that may be invisible
with smaller telescopes, said
Dr. Ray Hefferlin, a research
professor in the physics de-

Dr. Henry Kuhlman, a
physics professor, believes
that these new telescopes will
be very beneficial to the phys-
ics majors and astronomy

The next stargazing night
will be held on Friday, Nov. 7
in the south end of Hickman
Science Center's parking lot
from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
They will be looking at Jupiter,
the Moon, Polaris, Andromeda
and the Ring Nebula.

Film department obtains professional camera

Angela McPherson

Southern's film department
has recently purchased a Red
One digital cinema camera,
the same type of camera used
by famous filmmakers such
as Steven Spielberg and Peter

David George, a film profes-
sor at Southern, has taught at
Southern since 2000. He pro-
duced "The Secret of the Cave"
and teaches the department's
cinematography class, which
utilizes the Red One. Film
students will get invaluable
hands-on experience with cut-
ting edge technology, yet with-
out the overhead of big-budget
costs, George said.

Students have previously
shot on the department's 16
mm camera, which did not
give the cinema quality of 35
mm film. The arrival of the
Red One is changing that.

The Red One is compatible
with the department's current
lenses, but shoots high-reso-
lution images to a flash drive,
giving high quality shots and
an editing process that mir-
rors Hollywood standards.

Students are excited.

"We can do a huge range of
things with this camera, be-
cause it's versatile," said Ryan
Moore, a junior film produc-
tion major.

The film industry has been
transitioning toward digital
film, but digital quality was

not as good as film until nod
George said.

"[Tb,e Red One] has all 4,1
tools that a narrative Hy
maker needs," George said.*J
allows us to shoot in waysft
are relevant to the indusiJ
Digital is where it's headed.']

Hollywood continues t
lize the capabilities of d.„.
film. Upcoming productioj
starring Nicholas Cage, I
say Lohan and Matt Dai.
have been filmed using (
Red One, according to theR
Organization website.

Southern's film depaj
ment will continue to utfl
the capabilities of digital L
The Red One will be used!
upcoming senior projects!
student film productions,

Wellness Center to sell healthy snacl

Carrie Francisco

<JT»rr Wnrrm

The Hulsey Wellness Center
will be offering a new healthy
food alternative on campus
that is already included in the
students' food plans.

The Kayak, the wellness
center's snack bar, will be of-
fering nutritional options such
as smoothies, energy bars,
fresh fruit, salads and sand-

"We made it more on the
healthy side, like no potato
chips, more healthy snacks,"
said Sherri Schoonard, food
service director.

Many students are excited
about the prospect of having

a more healthful eating option
on campus.

"I am looking forward to it
being open," said Audrey Coo-
per, a junior intercultural com-
munications major. "It will
help promote a more healthier

^The Kayak, the

Wellness Center's

snack bar, will

offer nutritional


lifestyle and it is a convenient
place for us to exercise and eat
healthy because it is right here
on campus."

Money spent at The 1
will be included on srudaj
food plans.

The Kayak will also helps
ploy between six and ninei
dents. The hours for the K
have not been determined])
but will probably be behi
p.m. to 7 p.m. for two oil]
hour blocks of time.

Eating at the wellness 4
ter will give students the J
portunity to eat and exes
without leaving the f

Jon Tillay, a senior tl
ogy major said, "[The 1
sounds good, especially!
healthy and fresh foodl
volved. It is good to ha«|

National Stress Out week to be held next wee

Khrisna Virgil

Staff Wbitt»

National Stress Out Week
recognizes that millions of
young Americans suffer from
some kind of stress disorder,
and Southern is offering help
from Nov. 10-13 at various lo-
cations around campus.

"Having the week of ac-
tivities to help us with stress
is a good initiative because

many students on campus get
stressed," said Racquel Brown,
a senior broadcast journalism
major. "I think it's important
that students know how to

In Southern's second year
of participation, they will focus
on stress relief for a week, un-
like last year where they only
set aside one day. Booths will
be set up in the Student Cen-

ter from Monday to Thursday
for students to get information
about stress anxiety disorders,
as well as become acquainted
with the counselors at Test-
ing and Counseling Services.
Events scheduled for the week
include joint worships, free
shoulder massages, humor
videos, a bubble blowing op-
protunity and free giveaways.
"We can make a greater

impact with having a week of
activities instead of one day,"
said Jim Wampler, director
of Student Success Services.
"The purpose of hosting this
series of events is to educate
students, help them relax."

The Anxiety Disorders As-
sociation of America sponsors
this initiative each November,
and according to the associa-
tion, at some point everyone

experiences stress, wMj
is everyday stress or a
anxiety disorder.

Brooke Holland, a^
English major and i
worker for counselil
testing said, "National*
Out Week will pw""'!
dents with refuge, a P' a »]
stress-free. StudenB *»I

have an °PP ortun ' ty „ll
how to reduce their sn»>|


TH i lESn AV, NOVEMBER 6, 2008




Contjniigri from Pg. i

■Collegedale residents voted
this year, according to Tim
Kochis, who has been man-
King the polling booths for 25
■ears. According to the Ham-
Bton County record only 1,970
Kollegedale residents voted in
2004 election.
■ "We broke all sorts of re-
B>rds on Tuesday," Kochis
Hid. "It was a highly contested

BlCari Shultz, director of
Rudent life and services, and
Bonnie Keele, assistant chap-
Sin, shuttled 85 first-time
(liters back and forth between
fright Hall and Collegedale
City Hall.
H "I wanted everyone to have
: tte opportunity to utilize
rflleir civic duty," Shultz said.
Eg didn't want transportation
to be the reason some didn't

*■! Grace Nunez, a senior psy-
chology major and first-time
voter, also watched the elec-
tron unfold in the Student

I "I'm super excited," Nunez
said. "I'm really glad I'm a part
bfhistory and I feel the change
Obama is promising to bring is

Photo By Katie Freetand
Jashira Nieves, a freshman nursing major, votes at the polls at the Col-
legedale City Hall on Tuesday during the presidential election.

just what we need."

Others are just glad election
season is over.

"The election was a long
fought battle," said Nelson
Fernanez, a senior theology
major. "Now that elections are
over, you have to give credit to
both sides despite our differ-
ences. As Christians we must
pray for our leaders."

Kimberly Graves, a senior
mass communication major,
has been voting in presidential
elections since 1980.

"It's been fun to see people
interested," Graves said. "This
is the most participation I've

seen in an election. People
didn't just talk about it, they
did something about it too."

During his victory speech at
Grant Park in Chicago, Obama
said while there is a lot to
overcome with two wars and a
financial crisis, he is hopeful.

"We may not get there in
one year or even in one term,"
Obama told 125,000 people.
"But, America... I promise you,
we as a people will get there."

Obama and Vice President-
elect Joe Biden will assume of-
fice Jan. 20, 2009.


Continued from Pg. 1

The goal is to raise $1.5 million
in 100 days, Litchfield said.

Southern's chapter of In-
visible Children began in the
fall of 2007, when several
students decided to become
involved. Through events,
sales and donations, Southern
raised more than $15,000 last
year for Invisible Children, Li-
tchfield said.

Invisible Children is a non-
profit organization that seeks
to better the lives of children
in Uganda amidst a 23-year
war, primarily through educa-

All college and academy
students are invited, as well as
members of the community.
Convocation credit will be of-
fered. The Invisible Children
road crew will be selling mer-
chandise to benefit the cause.


Continued from Pg. 1

he is innocent or guilty and the
judge will assign a penalty, if
any, Penrod said.

Zhuang approached the vic-
tim outside Thatcher South,
stating that he had been wait-
ing for her for hours, according
to the police report. Then he
took out a knife and held it to
her throat. Zhuang then tried
to take the victim's laptop from
her. A struggle ensued, and a
friend of the victim took the
laptop away from both of them
and told the victim to run to
the victim's car. Zhuang took
the laptop from the victim's
friend. Campus Safety and the
Collegedale Police were called
and Zhuang turned himself in
to police in the lobby of Talge
Hall that night.

Currently Zhuang is attend-
ing classes and cooperating
with university officials, said
David Houtchens, Campus
Safety fire systems manager.

"He has complied with ev-
erything requested," he said.
"He may not contact the vic-
tim or be in the women's resi-
dence halls."

According to Southern's of-
ficial statement, the incident
was handled in accordance
with the "university's disci-
pline processes as outlined in
the student handbook." And,
"the vice president for stu-
dent services and an expanded
discipline review committee,
including faculty and staff,
conducted a thorough review
of the situation. The university
has imposed restrictions and
implemented follow up mea-
sures, including counseling
and administrative supervi-
sion, before allowing the stu-
dent back on campus. These
allegations are now in the
hands of the court system."

Penrod said this incident is
an example of a larger prob-
lem on campus. If things con-
tinue at the same rate as they
are now, he predicts there will
be about 275 or 300 more vio-
lations this year than last year.
However, he said the reason is
not necessarily due to an in-
crease in violent acts.

He said, "Our numbers are
going to be artificially inflated
because for the first year in
many years students and fac-
ulty feel more comfortable re-
porting things."


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Religion Editoj

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God holds the election results in His hands

Alyssa Foll

rnwrnmimil —

During the last seven days,
I obsessed over voting in the
presidential election. In spite
of my research, reflection and
prayer, I remained conflicted
over which candidate to se-
lect. Some days I would be
sure that Obama was the clear
choice; other days, I would
be impressed with McCain. I
thought about telling my fam-
ily members who I voted for
over Thanksgiving dinner and
I could imagine their forks
stopping mid-way to their
mouths, "You voted for who?"
I thought about voting for a
candidate who was cast as
having no chance to win and
wondered how I would feel if
he did win, and I hadn't sup-
ported him. I tried to consider
what would happen if Obama
was assassinated by the KKK
and what kind of president
Biden might make. I semi-se-
riously considered the possi-
bility of McCain having a heart
attack and Palin being sworn
in. I wondered if I would make

a mistake in my voting— what
if I voted for a candidate who
turned out to be harmful for
America? Or what if I opposed
someone who would end up
bringing lasting and effective
change to our nation? I came
to realize that no matter who
I voted for, I would have no
cause to wildly celebrate like
I do after my team wins at the
Super Bowl.

One morning after making
an extensive pros and cons list
and still feeling indecisive, I
realized I was wrong to obsess
the way I had been. I vote, but
God is sovereign. Our God is
the one who "sets up kings and
deposes them," (Daniel 2:20);
there is no clandestine plan
that could surprise God be-

I vote, but God
is sovereign.

cause "everything is uncovered
and laid bare before the eyes
of him to whom we must give
an account," (Hebrews 4:13).

I had been taking a Swing
Vote approach to my decision
making— I was voting as if my
human wisdom alone would
elect our future president.
Now please understand: I am
not devaluing the right and re-
sponsibility for Christians to
vote. Every vote is important,
and I believe the only vote that
is wasted is one that is not cast.
Ijust know that Ihad obsessed
over my decision and had ne-
glected to remember that God
is on the throne. I believe as
Americans we are privileged to
participate in the election pro-
cess, but we may come to the
false sense that our votes sole-
ly decide who our future leader
will be. Barack Obama was not
elected President of the United
States without God forseeing
and permitting it (although
I'm not going to say that was
God's perfect will; God alone
knows that).

Tuesday morning as I stood
in line at Collegedale City Hall
to cast my single vote, I also
cast myself on the mercy and
wisdom of God. I prayed that
I would make a good choice


is uncovered and laid bare

before the eyes of

to whom

we must give an account!

and for God's will to be done. I
comforted myself with the fact
that after the results are in and
we are left with reality, what-
ever that will be, that God will
still be carrying His purposes
out. So I stepped proudly and
confidently inside city hall,

received my ballot, mail
my choice for president d
watched as it was sucked ij
the vote tabulator macHj
With a sense of relief, I k
it was out of my hands. I

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