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Adventist practices regarding

the Sabbath. He still attends
church on Sunday.

These similarities and dif-
ferences between faiths are
what the Hasel Lectureship
were founded on. The lecture-
ship is named after Gerhard
Hasel, a former professor
at Southern. He established
some good friendships with
other evangelical, scholars of
various faiths. After he died
in 1994, the School of Religion
started the lectureship in his
honor, said Greg King, dean of
the School of Religion.

"This lectureship is a time
when we invite a scholar from
a different faith tradition than |
our own to come to campus
for mutual fellowship and
dialogue," King said. "We can
broaden and enrich each oth-
er's understandings."

Southern to host Campus Research Day

Audrey Cooper

Staff Writer

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Southern will host a cam-
pus-wide research day on
Tuesday, April 21 to give stu-
dents of various disciplines
who have completed a re-
search project an opportunity
to present their findings.

"This is a good way for stu-
dents doing research to get
feedback from their peers and
faculty," said Dr. Linda Crum-
ley, a professor in the School of
Journalism & Communication
and a member of the Research
Day Planning Committee.

Crumley is requiring the
students of her communica-

tion research class to present
their projects at research day
and said many other depart-
ments will be represented in-
cluding social work, psychol-
ogy, nursing and history.

"This is a chance for the uni-
versity as a whole to highlight,
celebrate and become aware of
ways research is being done on
campus," said Dr. Lisa Clark
Diller, a professor in the histo-
ry department and also a plan-
ning committee member.

Raz Catarama, a senior pub-
lic relations major, presented
his research last year while
taking Crumley's class.

"I was a bit disappointed in
the lack of participation [last
year]," Catarama said. "I hope

that more students become in-
volved this year."

Crumley said approximately
80 students participated last
year by either giving an oral I
presentation or submitting a
poster of their findings.

Grace Lee, a senior social
work major, will be presenting |
research from her human I
havior in social environments
class this year.

"I'm excited to get to share I
my research," Lee said. "This I
is something we've been work- j
ing hard on."

Research day presentations I
will be taking place at various I
locations on campus and con- [
vocation credit will be given to |
all students who attend.


Continued from Pg. 1

show, there was spiritual
growth throughout the year,
said Bermudez.

"We have had worship af-
ter every practice and I have
watched them grow spiritually
through that," said Bermudez.
"It has been really encourag-

Fans felt the spiritual vibe
and connected with the theme


said Ashley Westcott, a sopho-
more nursing major.

"It was better than any of
the other years as far as spiri-
tuality goes," Westcott said.
"It was easier to follow and it
was a step-by-step, real-life

Routines were also difficult
and displayed athleticism and
individual talent, said Bola-

"The most challenging rou-
tine for us was the 'War rou-
tine," said Patrick Black, a

second year team member a
a junior pre-physical therapy I
major. "It was the last routine J
we had learned and we didntj
get to practice it very much.

With the season over, man
are looking forward tothenextj
year and the new Gym*s ,er I
team. f

Bermudez said, "I've f°|
this team grow and if WJ
come back next year, Iff
them having great P ote °T
Coach has focus and he vf» |
us to be the best we can be.

[lURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009



Pentecost 2 meetings inspire commitments

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IF Writer


there were four baptisms
J 44 decisions for baptism
3 end of Pentecost 2 , a re-
I series preached by Da-
I Asscherick on Southern's
lipus from March 20 to
tch 28.

Lsscherick fit a total of
(sermons into the week
I preaching during lunch
Southern's cafeteria in ad-
to the evening tent
[etings and weekend church


Andry Cornejo, a senior bio-
chemistry major, said, "Each
meeting I went to made me
feel like I was taking another
step in my spiritual walk."

This is not the first time
Asscherick has made a spiritu-
al contribution to Southern's

During Generation of Youth
for Christ, 2004 in Sacra-
mento, CA, Jeff Tatarchuk, a
senior theology major, heard
Asscherick read a quote from
Ellen White's "Fundamentals
of Christian Education," say-
ing that God would bring Sev-
enth-day Adventist colleges
back to their upright position
of distinction from the world.

Tatarchuk said, "When I
came to Southern the Holy
Spirit brought the quote back
to my mind and I realized that

J At the end of each meeting,
■dents gathered around Ass-
Irick, waiting for their turn
Balk with him. Asscherick
mhe was with Southern stu-
ffs constantly.

1 not just one of those
Hple that can leave after I ™ my mina and 1 realized that live your life unreservedly
Bach," Asscherick said. "I ls a pnson of poten " for the One that gave His life

tial that needs to be released." for you."

he thinks highly of the school,
but believes that God is calling
the school higher.

Inspiration from the Ellen
G. White quote ultimately led
to the success of student-led
ministries such as the Bible
Work Club, OPEN DOOR,
Patten Towers Project, Upper
Room and South East Youth
Conference, Tatarchuk said.

Scott Cronin, a junior theol-
ogy major, said the spiritual-
ity on Southern's campus has
greatly increased since these
programs were started.

Now that Asscherick has
preached a revival series
on Southern's campus, Ta-
tarchuk said things have come
full circle.

Asscherick -said if he could
leave only one message with
Southern it would be, "to
live your life unreservedly

p to stick around and meet

Tatarchuk emphasized that

Photo byAuslin McAllister
Pastor David Asscherick speaking about being prepared and furthering
your relationship with God, on Saturday.

*ego challenge inspires elementary students

1 March 15, student and
y volunteers, along with
I schools from around the
pern Union, gathered in
P.E. Center for the Adven-
Bobotics League's annual

pddle-school students

to the tournament,

the Southern Chal-

f, to showcase their Lego

1 compete in 10 to

pssions. The robots were

|omous, not controlled

note controls, and were

mmed entirely by the


Jwthern Challenge is a
Between a tournament,
■ta* fair anr \ a sporting
¥•" said Tyson Hall, asso-
■ Professor in the School
•omputing. "it turns sci-
jinto something as cool
prts. with the crowd and

| e theme for this year's
em Challenge was "Cli-

mate Connections."

Dr. Hall said that all mis-
sions revolved around differ-
ent technical challenges within
the environment. Teams had
to program their Lego robots
to move, lift and maneuver
around different objects.

« The tournament

also had

a deeper

purpose than

building and



The tournament also had a
deeper purpose than building
and programming robots.

"The real purpose of the
Adventist Robotics League
and Southern Challenge is
to encourage middle-school-
aged students to study math
and science and to make them

fun and interesting," Hall
said. "We hope it inspires an
increase in math and science

Hall said many students
have not taken math and sci-
ence prerequisite courses at
the high school level, so by the
time they arrive at Southern
they don't have the option of
jumping straight into a math,
science or computer degree.

Hopefully participating in this
tournament will motivate stu-
dents to take these prerequi-
site courses.

Paul Irwin, senior embed-
ded systems major and vol-
unteer referee for this year's
Southern Challenge, thinks
that students will be inspired
by what they have learned from
working with their robots.

"Science causes logical

thought and helps problem
solving skills. Working with
the robots helps kids identify
problems, come up with so-
lutions, and test and evalu-
ate and repeat the process if
it didn't work," Irwin said.
"These are big challenges, but
the kids are up to it because
they keep coming back."

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Two students receive symphony awards

Katie Hammond
News Editor

The wind s>Tnphony per-
formed their final concert at
Southern last Sunday, featur-
ing an "Islands and Moun-
tains" theme, and two students
receiving awards.

Bekah Remolds, a flautist
and senior music performance
major, received the John Phil-
ip Sousa Award, and Andrew
Cook, a bass trombone player
and senior computer science
major, received the Patrick
Gilmore Award.

Ken Parsons, wind sym-
phony conductor and associ-
ate professor in the School of
Music, said that the criteria
to be considered for receiving
the awards are musical skill,
leadership qualities and par-
ticipation in the symphony
for at least four years. The
wind symphony members vote
on the students they believe
should receive the awards.
Parson's said while both
awards recognize musical tal-

ent and leadership ability, the
John Philip Sousa Award is
more significant.

Reynolds, who has played
in the symphony for five years,
said she was surprised to re-
ceive the award.

"I knew two people were
going to receive the award, but
I didn't know [I was chosen]
until then (the performance),"
Reynolds said.

Parsons was pleased with
the students they symphony
members chose to receive the

"They (Bekah and Andrew)

Bekah Reynolds

are both conscientious and
both good examples to the rest
of the group," Parsons said.

Michael Pichette, a sopho-
more music education major,
who is also part of the sym-
phony, said musicianship and
dedication to the ensemble
were factors he considered
when voting for who would re-
ceive the awards.

He said, "I think they both
deserve them (the awards), be-
cause they both put their time
into the organization and they
both worked really hard."

ESL students
Continued from Pg. 1

opportunity to have this cul-
tural exchange with nursing
students enrolled in a Sev-
enth-day Advenrjst college in
another part of the world,"
James said. "What we learn
from each other will be mutu-
ally beneficial."

Joan dos Santos, a English
professor, will teach the Japa-
nese students how to read,
write and carry on everyday
English conversations during

the ESL class this summer.

"I am very excited," dos
Santos said. "I have wanted to
have something for the sum-
mer like this. This is a big step
for Southern."

Dos Santos will also be in
charge of testing each stu-
dent with the test of English
as a foreign language exam.
These exams will be given to
each nursing student at the
beginning and end of their
three-week stay to measure

Brittany Ryder, a graduate
student majoring in family

nurse practition, was asked by
James to teach one of the nurs-
ing assessment classes for the
summer session at Southern
as her final graduate project.

"I volunteered because I
like to teach, and I thought it
would be a great experience to
get out of my comfort zone and
teach people who don't speak
my language," Ryder said.
"[The Japanese students] will
learn more about nursing, and
the health care system in the
United States, while learning a
little bit of English as well."


Continued from Pg. 1

league to move on to nation-
als. In Southern's league, Ken-
nesaw State University was
the other school chosen.

Harlin said Southern's SIFE
students presented on seven
of eleven projects they com-
pleted during the school year.
These projects met SIFE's cri-
teria in different areas, such as
meeting the entrepreneurship
criteria by raising funds and

traveling to Africa on a mis-
sion trip.

Melissa Totral, Eunice Kim,
Steve Doucomes and Christo-
pher Vazquez took turns giv-
ing an oral presentation, while
a video played behind them
made by Alex Mihai.

Harlin was pleased with
how the students presented.

"[They were] very profes-
sional and passionate," she

Kim, a junior nursing ma-
jor, enjoyed obtaining recog-

nition for Southern.

"We're kind of like Gym-
Masters, except without mus-
cles and spandex," she said.
"We do community service
like projects. We're out there
competing for our school and
representing southern."

Southern's SIFE student's
will give the presentation they
gave at regionals and will give
at nationals for convocation
credit on April 15, at 7 p.m. in
Lynnwood Hall.


Pistachios contain salmonella

— It could take weeks before
health officials know exactly
which pistachio products may
be tainted with ■ salmonella,
but they've already issued a
sweeping warning to avoid
eating the nuts or foods con-
taining them.

The move appears to in-
dicate a shift in how the gov-
ernment handles food safety
issues — from waiting until
contaminated foods surface
one-by-one and risking that
more people fall ill to jump-
ing on the problem right away,
even if the message is vague.

Officials wouldn't say if the
approach was in response to
any perceived mishandling
of the massive peanut recall
that started last year, only that
they're trying to keep peo-
ple from getting sick as new

details surface about the Cali-
fornia plant at the center of
the pistachio scare.

"What's different here is
that we are being very pro-
active and are putting out a
broad message with the goal
of trying to minimize the like-
lihood of consumer exposure,"
said Dr. David Acheson, FDA's
assistant commissioner for
food safety. "The only logical
advice to consumers is to say
'OK consumers, put pistachios
on hold while we work this out.
We don't want you exposed,
we don't want you getting sal-

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the
president's new acting com-
missioner who started Mon-
day, made it clear staff needed
to move quickly, Acheson

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Better Pizza.

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A refugee's story: How to deal with the world's injustice

Justin Jones

Religious Studies major
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As I sat on the couch in the
living room across the table
from Simeon, my eyes wan-
dered around the room. In
the comer by the window was
a small table, on which sat
an ancient-looking television
with tin-foiled rabbit ears.
Beside me sat a lamp that pro-
vided much of the light for the
sparsely furnished room. The
floor was made of white tile
with black specks scattered
through it. The walls were

As I scanned my surround-
ings, I breathed in the thickly-
seasoned air. It smelled of rice,
beans and cooked fish. Turn-
ing back around I watched
Simeon separating the meat
from the bones of the fish he
was eating, with his teeth. As
he ate he told me, in his dis-
tinct Burundian accent, of his
life in Africa. Simeon is Bu-
rundian by descent, but as he
told me, "Me, I am Burundi,
but 1 don't know Burundi."

Before he was born, his par-
ents had to flee Burundi as a
result of civil war. They made
their way to the Congo, where
they lived out a meager exis-
tence in a refugee camp. It was

in this camp that Simeon and
his brothers and sisters were
born. Just last year, Simeon
and his family were able to
gain asylum in the U.S., and
were resettled in Chattanooga
as refugees.

When he was finished eat-
ing, Simeon reached across
the table and picked up the
telephone. Beside him sat a
small but colorful calling card.
On it were elephants and ga-
zelles, and the word "Afrique"
written in a cursive font. As he
dialed, he told me that when
he got paid, the first thing he
would do was to go buy a $5
calling card to call his remain-
ing family in Africa. He held
the phone to his ear as it rang.
Every once in a while, Pri-
cil, his mother, a petite elderly
lady dressed in a T-shirt and
a colorful African skirt, would
shout something in Swa-
hili from the other room.
Simeon would shout
back between pauses in
his conversation on the
phone. A few minutes lat-
er, Simeon called for Pricil
to come and talk on the phone.
As she talked, he explained
to me that he was talking
to his aunt, his mother's sis-
ter, who was still in a refugee
camp in Tanzania. She had

been telling him about the
conditions in the camp.

"She is hungry," he said.
"She didn't eat for two days."
He talked of how the United
Nations had discontinued aid
to the camp where his aunt
lived. As a result, people were

*" Simeon and

his family were

able to gain

asylum... and

were resettled

in Chattanooga

as refugees. ' 3

"What can she do? She can-
not come here, she cannot go
to Burundi, what is there for
her?" he asked me. "This is
very bad," he said matter-of-
factly, shaking his head.

I left there asking myself,
"What could I do?" I am only
a college student, with little
money or influence. The sys-
tems of injustice and oppres-
sion in our world seem over-
whelmingly powerful.

The truth is that they are.
However, we serve a God who
is above all powers, a God
who has the power to speak
the world into existence. It is
this very God that calls us to
challenge the injustice in the
world, and to do something
about it. "Is this not the fast
that I have chosen: To loose
the bonds of wickedness, to let
the oppressed go free, and that
you break every yoke? Is it not
to share your bread with the
hungry? And that you bring
to your house the poor who
are cast out; when you see the
naked, that you cover him, and
not hide yourself from your
own flesh?" (Is. 58:6,7). Then
God follows this up with a
promise, "Then your light shall
break forth like the morning,
your healing shall spring forth
speedily, and your righteous-

ness shall go before you; the
glory of the Lord shall be your
rear guard. Then you shall
call, and the Lord will answer 1
you shall cry, and He will say,
'Here I am.'" (Is. 58:9, 10).

The systems of injustice and
oppression are beyond our
reach as humans, but they are
not beyond God's. And God
calls us to action, promising
to go with us. As Christians,
we are not to merely lament
the state of the world, and
wait expectantly for His com-
ing. No, we are to speak up, to
make our voices heard and to
challenge the injustice around j
us. We must not remain idle.
We must move, and act, with
God in front and God behind.
It is God who fights for us; we |
must simply offer ourselves in
His service.

Sing for You

Biology major
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I want to sing, but know my voice

Is not equal to the task you've set

And yet 111 lift it anyway

Praising with my soul until my

Spirit dances free

To be one note of your joyous laughter

Echoing eternally throughout

The very arch of heaven, where the stars

Rejoice as well

Sometimes I cannot tell if they are shining

Or smiling or simply trying to show

An ugly world that

Though we feel alone, abandoned

Light will reign again

I breathe "Amen" and throw my head back

Spread my arms to hold the day inside

But I cannot hide the way the sun

Reflects off of my soul

The joy that you made whole and new

And so

I'll sing for you



Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

[email protected]


Graduation nostalgia: Letting go, hanging on


Hannah Kuntz

Copy Editor
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The heat rolled off the
thick, parched pavement in
slivers of black and silver. My
father, who doesn't enjoy tem-
peratures above or below 62
degrees, was facing his worst
nightmare: A broiling South-
ern afternoon in mid-August.
We were crammed into my
'93 Chevy Cavalier, my mother
in the backseat and my father
and I in the front. This was it;
this was my grand entrance
to college, and I was making
it drenched in sweat. My dad
was full of surprises,' includ-
ing a bold and desperate deci-
sion to use the AC, and just 21
hours later we were here.

■fe Days are



another heat

wave, a



I'm letting go,

hanging on. 5

First thought: Huge, the
campus that is. The heat was
unbearable. Thatcher room

And it all began in a heat

wave, a heartbeat. I had no
idea those were the first days
of a love affair. Oh, I com-
plained about worships, Cam-
pus Safety, Sabbath morning
check. I whined about the cafe
food, which is still exactly the
same as it was four years ago,
only the mashed potatoes are a
little creamier. I stumbled out
of bed at 2 a.m. because some-
one had decided to straighten
their hair, burn lamp shades,
incinerate popcorn and scald
five course meals. I knew all
the soccer teams: Fluffy, Fu-
ria, -Hot Boys. . . soccer fights,
broken legs, red cards. I'd
fallen in and out of like with
Besst Wraps and eaten in
the old KR's. I'd watched the
leaves change, rain dance and

flowers open. I'd changed ma-
jors. I'd learned the distinct
smell of buildings and dorm
hallways. I'd inhaled the scent
of sugary blueberry muffins
on crisp, winter mornings.
I'd spent hours on homework
and semesters on memories.
Little by little I was falling in
love, but all too soon it was
time to say goodbye. He left,
I cried. I found friends that
were strong, a God who was
stronger and a love that was
longer. I lifted my voice to the
heavens with fellow students
at vespers, the best part of my
week. I played Softball, hockey,
soccer. Two years, three years,
it was my last year. Gradua-
tion? I saw new faces in famil-
iar places. Time was drawing

closer. Leaving was the plan,
with more than I came with.
Here I am, so close to the end;
a beginning just around the
bend. Honduras for mission
work, yet I'm leaving so much
behind. I'm clinging to these
weeks, hours, minutes, mo-
ments. Southern has become
my second home. Pull out my
hair, papers to write, classes
to hate, boys not to date. I've
learned a trade, friends I've
made and I've found me. For
now I'll be leaving, leaving be-
hind college, a life I've learned
to love. Days are growing
wanner, another heat wave, a
million heartbeats. I'm letting
go, hanging on.
I'll be back.

How I chose: A social work major's experience

Prace Lee

l Work Major

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"Social work? qh..."

"I think that the govern-
ment shouldn't give people

"You don't look like the
pby-snatching type."
I These are actual responses
jFpeople after a student shares

it they are majoring in social
|ork. Misinformed and ludi-
jous as these statements may

' many hold similar views
f what social work is. The
foad definition of social work

"the professional activity of
jelping individuals, groups,
| r communities to enhance,
jstore their capacity for so-
li 11 , functioning and creating
f eial conditions favorable

this goal" (NASW, 1973).

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