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Berry College Board of Trustee Sheryle Boltonwas named the new CEO of Sally Ride Science onAug. 16.Sally Ride Science was founded in 2001 by
America’s rst woman in space, Sally Ride, whothen served as president and CEO until her death
in July 2012.
The company’s website states that Sally Ride
Science is “an innovative science education com-
pany,” which Ride founded “to educate, engageand inspire all students.”Sally Ride Science is a leader in science, tech
nology, engineering and math (STEM) educationand, according to a Berry press release from Aug.30, “has created innovative programs and partner
ships that have reached more than one million stu
dents and teachers nationwide.”Bolton, a former Berry student and a memberof the Board of Trustees since 2006, said holdingthe position of CEO is her rst position with thecompany.“I know who Sally Ride was, because I wasalive when she was the rst female U.S. astronautin 1983 and again in 1984,” Bolton said. “I was wellaware of her and the company, and the company
 being at the forefront of encouraging kids–and
everyone with interest in the area of STEM–to
have more literacy in those areas. I was recruited
to be the CEO.”Bolton was previously CEO of Scientic Learn
ing Corporation, which “applies proven researchon how the brain learns to accelerate learning”and “produce(s) patented solutions essential foracademic, career and lifelong success,” according
to its website.
Bolton’s experience also includes holding theposition of director of corporations both privateand public in technology and nancial services.She said her passion for science began when she
was around elementary or middle school age.
“That was when Sputnik and all that startedwith the exploration of space, and it was mesmer
izing,” Bolton said. “I was always interested in sci
ence. I had a deep interest even when I got to Berry,taking chemistry.”Bolton, who holds a masters degree from Har
vard Business School, said her previous experience
in business and knowledge of science education
qualied her for the position.“My interest in science, leadership skills and business experience and training are important in being CEO,” Bolton said.
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Fact of the Week:
There is a total of 842 miles of subwaytrack in New York City including non-revenue tracks.
Trustee named CEO
 Jonathan Huggins was ofcially appointed as collegechaplain Tuesday.Huggins came to Berry in 2010 as coordinator of stu
dent ministries and served as interim chaplain last year.Huggins said his role will not change much now that hehas been appointed chaplain.“I can have a long-term vision now and plan for morethan just the immediate year,” Huggins said.Dale McConkey, former college chaplain and now as
sociate professor of sociology, said he is enthusiastic aboutHuggins taking over as chaplain.“From his very rst days at Berry I have been nothing but impressed with his work and ministry,” McConkey
McConkey said the main duties of the chaplain includehelping to “set the religious tone on campus,” and provid
ing spiritual counsel to students.“The chaplain is responsible for maintaining the Chris
tian spirit of Berry’s founding history but always beingwelcome to all faiths,” McConkey said. “They are also re
sponsible for providing spiritual assistance to students of all faiths and students without any religious beliefs.”According to the Ofce of the Chaplain, other dutiesinclude “supporting all religion-in-life student groups”and “working with the Interfaith Center to promote un
derstanding of other religious tradition.”Huggins said he has previously done full-time minis
-try and taught college courses before and believes this has
helped prepare him for his role as chaplain.“In many ways this is a dream job for me,” Huggins
Senior Kylie Gress, ofce manager of the chaplain’s of 
ce, has been working with Huggins for over a year.
“Its nice working with Jon because he doesn’t micro-
manage,” Gress said.
Gress said her job includes arranging meetings between
different faith and religious groups, creating promotionalmaterial and planning and directing events.Huggins said he enjoys that his job is multi-faceted.According to the Ofce of the Chaplain, responsibilitiesof the chaplain include “setting the religious tone of thecampus,” leading Mount Berry Church, programmingfor all religious groups on campus and bringing in guestspeakers.Huggins said he is planning on starting a “pre-semi
nary society” in October for students interested in or con
-sidering going to seminary.
Pulitzer Prize winnerto speak at Berry
 Managing Editor
 Journalist and author Isabel
Wilkerson will be speaking Sept.20 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Cha
pel as part of the Conson-WilsonLecture Series and Southern
Women Writers Conference.
According to the press release,
Wilkerson’s Pulitzer Prize in 1994came from her work as ChicagoBureau Chief of The New York 
Times. She was the rst black woman to win a pulitzer prize inAmerican journalism and the rst
African American to win for indi-
vidual reporting. Wilkerson cur
rently works at Boston Universityas a professor of journalism anddirector of narrative nonction.Associate Professor of English,
Rhetoric and Writing Christina
Bucher heard Wilkerson speak atthe Atlanta History Museum for
the kick-off of her book tour.
“She’s a really compellingspeaker,” Bucher said. “The stu
-dents won’t have to grit their
teeth through the talk.”Bucher said at the talk, she
found out that Wilkerson’s moth-
er is from Rome, Ga. and she was
excited to learn of her connectionto the area.
 Jim Watkins, associate profes
sor of english, rhetoric and writ
ing, said Wilkerson’s book, “TheWarmth of Other Suns,” is a story
of migration of African-Amer-icans out of the south. Watkins
said she conducted over 1,200 in
-terviews for the novel. Wilkersonconducted those interviews overthe course of 15 years and hernovel tells the story of The Great
Migration of about 6 million Af 
-rican Americans out of the south
for the hope of a better life in the
north and west.
“[The book] looks at this phe
nomenon but you nd out aboutit through individuals’ stories,”
Watkins said.
According to the press re
lease, Wilkerson’s book has won
numerous awards including the
Independent Literary Award forNonction and the 2010 Nation
-al Book Critics Circle Award for
Nonction.The Conson-Wilson LectureSeries brings in a speaker at least
once every semester. The lectureseries often serves as the kick off to the biennial Southern WomenWriters Conference.
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of Sally Ride Science
Jonathan Huggins named college chaplain
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 Managing Editor
“In many ways this is adream job for me.” 
- Huggins
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On Aug.29 a student reported thatthe windshield wiperswere bent on her vehiclewhile it was parked in thewest Dana parking lot.
-Drug Activity
OnSept. 1 a Resident Assis-tant turned over a smallamount of suspected mar-ijuana and a glass pipe to
an ofcer after discover
-ing it in a residence hall.
Alcohol Violation
A former student was is-sued a Criminal Trespasswarning and escorted off-campus on Sept. 3 after being found in violationof Berry’s alcohol policy.
An ofcer
investigated a reportedsimple battery on Sept. 11involving a student and aformer student. Allegedvictim does not want topursue futher legal action.
On Sept.11 a student reported his bicycle was thrown intoa tree and that an un-kown substance had beenpoured on his vehiclewhile it was parked in thesouth Dana parking lot.Substance was cleanedfrom vehicle.
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Bolton also said her ability tospeak in layman terms is helpfulin her new position.“I’m able to translate conceptsinto plain English, into businessterms. I can modify the con-
cept to gure out the potentialfor using the scientic research,
 because there’s a lot of researchthat not a lot of people can access because they don’t know what todo with it.”Bolton said her vision forSally Ride Science is to continuethe mission of Sally Ride.“I look forward to really building on Sally Ride’s legacy inscience and technology,” Boltonsaid. “She had an incredible curi-osity about the world that she lev-
eraged into being the rst female
U.S. astronaut, but also doing alot of good in encouraging peo-ple of all ages to learn more aboutscience and technology.”Vice President of StudentAffairs Debbie Heida said Boltonwill perform well in her newposition.“This is exciting because Iknow Sheryle Bolton. She is oneof the most creative, innovative,entrepreneurial thinkers of hergeneration,” Heida said.Bolton also said she is an entre-preneur, and that this will likely be evidenced in her involvementon the Board of Trustees.“I’ve been a proponent for along time of increased entrepre-neurship, because I am an entre-preneur,” Bolton said. “You’llprobably hear me advocating formore entrepreneurial opportuni-ties for students at Berry, espe-cially for the careers and busi-nesses that involve science andtechnology.”Bolton said Berry’s missionaligns with her personal mission.“One of the things that Berryis very good at instilling in itsstudents, and for me is veryimportant in the work that I do,is that I need to feel there is greatpotential, an intellectual compo-nent, and I need to feel passion-ate about the mission,” Boltonsaid. “And all of those apply inthis case, which is why it’s excit-ing for me to take on this newposition. It’s very consistent withthe way I feel about Berry’s mis-sion as well.”Heida said the pairing of Sheryle Bolton with Sally RideScience is a great one.“This is fabulous for SallyRide and Sheryle Bolton both,”Heida said. “[Sheryle]’s an amaz-ing woman at creating momen-tum behind something. It’s agreat match.”
Sally Ride
Winterguard returns to Berry
Berry’s winterguard team is back thissemester after two years of inactivity.Winterguard is an indoor colorguardactivity that performs using dance, some
acrobatics and equipment including ags,sabres and ries. Berry’s winterguard team
will be performing competitively, and fallsemester will be spent training for the eventsthat will take place in the spring. Winter-guard treasurer and co-captain Emily Boytexpressed her excitement to students whoattended the interest meeting on Wednesday,Sept. 12.“I’m really excited and ready to getstarted,” Boyt said. “One reason I choseBerry College was because of winterguard.”The winterguard team started at Berry in2007, but because its student leaders gradu-ated in 2010, it dissolved. This year it has re-formed and its staff is eager for new talent
to join the team. Ofce manager of Campus
Safety Amanda Cromer is also the advisorand instructor for Berry’s winterguard teamthis year.“We don’t really have any expectations,”Cromer said. “We just want everyone tocome out to auditions and have fun whiledoing it. If we end up winning some compe-titions, that will be great.”Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct.7 at Ford Gym. Registration begins at noonand the auditions will be open until 8 p.m.Students wishing to try out will need to pay a$20 fee with cash or check at the time of theirregistration. Flags will be provided, but stu-
dents who want to audition for rie or sabre
should bring their own. Winterguard presi-dent and co-captain Kristin Clinton assuredstudents at the interest meeting that while
everyone must complete the ag and move
-ment portions of the tryout, it is not neces-sary to come with a prepared routine.“We will teach you everything you needto know,” Clinton said.In addition to a $20 audition fee, therewill be a guard fee for those who make theteam. The amount is not yet known becausethe team is waiting to see how much fund-ing it receives from SGA. The number of spots available on the team is also to bedetermined.“We’re hoping for about 15 people,”Cromer said. “But we’d like to see as manypeople as possible come to the audition.”
Deputy Editor
Interested students will audition Oct. 7 
Mass email survey:the results are in
The results of a survey sent toall Berry faculty and staff mem- bers regarding mass emails have been calculated and analyzed byBerry’s Institutional Researchdepartment.Some faculty and staff mem- bers felt as if the number of massemails received by students wasnot a large problem.Thirty-seven percent believethat students receive 1,000 massemails or less in an academicschool year. In reality, it has beencalculated that students receiveover 2,000 mass emails in an aca-demic year.
Chief Information Ofcer of the Ofce of Information Tech
-nology Penny Evans-Plants sus-pected that this was the problem.“Since faculty and staff don’treceive the emails sent to all stu-dents, most have no idea howmany emails students are receiv-ing,” Evans-Plants said.On the other hand, some fac-ulty and staff members do realizethat students are bombarded withemails, but have limited optionson how else to communicate withstudents.Of the 22 percent of facultyand staff who responded to thesurvey, 61 percent believed thatstudents did not read their email.Evans-Plants said that facultyand staff members are open tousing alternate forms of commu-nication, such as an online calen-dar or newsletter. The school isalready in the process of imple-menting a new online calendar.Almost half (49.2 percent) of the faculty and staff memberswho responded to the surveywould use a more robust onlinecalendar and 44.9 percent saidthat they would prefer a weeklynewsletter to communicate withstudents.A little over 36 percent indi-cated that they would like a lostand found tab on VikingWebwhile 23.7 percent would like afor sale section on VikingWeb. Inan other category, some facultyand staff members suggestedcreating special distribution lists,such as a list by major or a list foronly graduate students.While most of these optionsalready exist, Evans-Plants saidthat these options need to either be “emphasize[d] more or need to[be] revamp[ed].”In response to these results,there will be a meeting with theFaculty Assembly on Thursday,Sept. 20 and a meeting with theStaff Advisory Committee onTuesday, Oct. 2.
Online Editor
Scavenger Hunt and Laser Tag
Come to Ford Gym on FridaySept. 14 at 5 p.m. for a scavengerhunt all over campus and lasertag inside.
Argentine Film Festival
Assistant Professor of SpanishDavid Slade will be presenting
the second lm of the Argentine
Film Festival, “Un Novio para MiMujer” in the Evans Auditoriumon Friday Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. (CE)
Berry Student Enterprises Farm-er’s Market
The Berry Student Enterpriseswill be sponsoring the fall Farm-er’s Market Saturday Sept. 15from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Studentswill be selling fall vegetables, beef, cheese, adirondack chairs,hand woven items, and gift items.
Berry Breakfast Club Meeting
If you attended high school atBerry, come join the Berry Break-fast Club at Landmark Resatu-rant Saturday Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.to learn about the exciting initia-tives this group is working on.
KCAB Comedy Night
Come see Miechael Palascak inhis hilarious comedy routine inthe Spruill Ballroom SaturdaySept. 15 at 9 p.m.
Constitution Day Lecture
Dr. Steven Taylor, chair of thedepartment of Political Science atTroy University will be discuss-ing the U.S. Constitution from acomparative perspective on Mon-day Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the EvansAuditorium in honor of Constitu-tion Day.
Worship Opportunity Fair
Come out and meet local churchesand worship centers from theRome community on the Kran-nert lawn Tuesday Sept. 18 from11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SGA Meeting
All students are welcome toattend on Tuesday Sept. 18 at 7p.m. in Spruill Ballroom E andlisten to the various things hap-pening on campus.
Argentine Film Festival
Associate Professor of Span-ish David Slade will be present-
ing the third lm in the Argen
-tine Film Festival, “La CámeraOscura,” Wednesday Sept. 19 at7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.(CE)
Matthew Smith and IndelibleGrace Concert
Come see these two bands per-form in the Barnwell Chapel onWednesday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Movie on the Meadow
Oak Hill is partnering with theSouthern Women Writers Con-ference to bring you the movie“Country Strong” at the MarthaBerry Museum on WednesdaySept. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Parking will be on the meadowand concessions will be sold dur-ing the movie.
Berry connects withTeach for America
This year will be Berry’s rst as
a Teach for America focus school.Teach For America (TFA) is anorganization that strives to closethe gap in test scores betweenschools of high and low incomes.Its strategy for achieving this goalis to recruit and deploy qualityleaders to service low-incomeregions of America. Recruitmentand deployment for the programoccurs all over the country.Teach for America seeks tohire and train exceptional teach-ers, and only 10 percent of appli-cants to the program are accepted.However, Berry has caught theattention of Teach For Americaand is seen as a high potentialgenerator of leaders and teachers.Berry’s 2012 graduating classgenerated four alumni who nowteach for the program. Earlychildhood education majorAlyssa Nobles, sociology andanthropology major ChaunceyBrown, marketing major AlishaDosani and government majorBeth Anne Dunagan, all of whomgraduated from Berry last spring,were accepted into, trained withand given assignments by Teachfor America.After their acceptance intothe program, Dunagan and her
peers had to undergo ve weeks
of rigorous training for their newclassroom environment. The sum-
mer of training was difcult, but
Dunagan said it prepared her for“establishing the culture of theclassroom and making sure kidsare invested and engaged.”She was sent to Montgomery,Ala. In that rural atmosphere,Dunagan has to deal with teach-ing with limited technology.However, she spoke with positiv-ity of her experience with Teachfor America and with the childrenthat she works with. She saidtheir desire for success inspiresher to work harder.According to Peter Lawler, aDana professor of governmentand international studies at Berry,Teach for America is looking forapplicants with a full resumeand a strong work ethic. The dif-
culties of teaching in the low-
income environments in whichTFA teachers are expected to excelrequire dedication and training.Lawler suggests that the ordinarycollege graduate is too soft butthat Berry’s holistic, liberal artseducation prepares its graduatesfor exactly this type of work.While rigorous, the program
offers benets beyond the satisfac
-tion of working toward improvededucation in low-income schools.If a teacher makes it through theirtwo-year commitment with Teachfor America, whether that teacherearned an education degreeor otherwise, future potentialemployers will see evidence of anexceptional aptitude for teaching.Teach for America provides bothchallenge and opportunity forprospective teachers, and Lawlersays the program is “tailor madefor our guys.”Teach for America Recruit-ment Director Jen Ranger com-mented on the future relationship between TFA and Berry.“We’ve seen great leadershipcoming out of Berry and we hopethat by ramping up our recruit-ment efforts we can strengthenour partnership and bring morestrong classroom teachers in frontof our students,” Ranger said.This new focus means that stu-dents can expect an on-campuspresence from Teach for Americain the form of recruiters readyto seek out potential teachersand provide information on theprogram.More on Teach for Americacan be found on their website atteachforamerica.org.
Staff Reporter
Students engage inannual involvement fair
Cabin Log
Students came to the Cage lawn from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 to check out the Student Involvement Fair. Tablescircled the lawn, each one adorned withinformation, pictures, registration formsand brochures about clubs and organiza-tions all over campus. Students exploredtheir interest group options and wereserved free hot dogs and lemonade.

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