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The Science Building was renamedMcAllister Hall on Saturday in honor of former Berry physics professor LawrenceE. McAllister.In a dedication ceremony over Moun-tain Day weekend, College PresidentStephen R. Briggs welcomed students,faculty, alumni and friends to honor thememory and many accomplishments of McAllister—fondly known as “Dr. Mac”—who was a physics professor at Berry from1932-1971 and who died in 1986, “leaving behind a tremendous legacy of students,of people, of admirers,” Briggs said.McAllister is considered the father of Berry’s physics program, which he beganwhen he came to Berry. By the time of his retirement, 114 students had gradu-ated with a major in physics and over 80percent of those students had obtained orwere earning advanced degrees, accordingto an article written for the summer 2012issue of “Berry Magazine” by Advance-
ment Communications Ofcer Debbie
Rasure.Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees C.B.“Buster” Wright, III called the ceremonyan emotional event.“What’s important with Dr. Mac is thathe was a quiet man,” Wright said, “butwho he was spoke very loudly withouthim having to open his mouth.”Conn said the committee that beganthe effort for this dedication was madeup of Berry alumni who studied underMcAllister. Since November 2011, over 120alumni and friends donated a total of justunder $6 million for the cause.“Here are these people coming back 60years after they graduated, 40 years afterMcAllister retired, more than a quarter of a century after he died, and they’re stillwanting to come back and pay tribute tohim,” Conn said.Coordinator of this committee Jack  Jones claimed his professional success af-ter graduation was a result of McAllister’s
“He had a tremendous impact on me,” Jones said. “He kept me on the straightand narrow, made me feel like I wanted to be a better person. He had a way of bring-ing out the best in me.”Conn said McAllister’s two greatestcontributions at Berry were that he trulycared about his students and that he ex-
emplied Martha Berry’s head, heart and
hands teaching method. In addition, Connexplained that the Science Building was built in a way that emulated both of thesetraits.
“Every faculty ofce also has a studentofce alongside it, so students and faculty
are always working side by side as part-ners,” Conn said. “There is more labora-tory space in this building than there areother types of space, which means thatthis building is more focused on learning by doing.”Before the ribbon-cutting, the dedicationprayer was led by junior Katie Pettet, whois also McAllister’s great-granddaughter.“The naming of the Science Building
for Dr. Mac is a tting tribute to someone
who gave so much of himself to Berry, andI was so happy to have been able to play apart in honoring him,” Pettet said.Pettet has recently gotten to know sev-eral of McAllister’s former students, all of whom have expressed similar sentimentsto Jones’.
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Fact of the Week:
Tea is said to have been discovered in2737 BC by a Chi-nese emperor whensome tea leaves ac-cidentally blew into apot of boiling water.
Science Building dedicated
ophomore Lydia Nichols has beenchosen as one of four recipients of the At-lanta Steinway Society’s 2012 CollegiateScholarship for musicians.Nichols, a piano performance major,will receive $1,000 to apply toward her mu-sic education and will perform in a recitalon Sunday, Oct. 21 with this year’s threeother winners of the scholarship.Associate Professor of Music Kris Car-lisle, who has taught Nichols piano sinceshe began attending Berry in fall 2011, saidNichols was chosen by the music faculty to be the recipient of this scholarship whenshe performed well in her spring “jury,”
which is “like a nal for piano or for any
of the musicians,” for which the musicianperforms in front of the faculty.“I have a couple of students that I con-sidered, but one of the requirements also isthat they have to be a Georgia resident— but that does not at all take away fromwhat she’s done,” Carlisle said. “She’s per-formed well; she’s very deserving.”Carlisle said receiving this scholarship isa positive thing for Nichols.“Something like this is kind of like forstudents in science, I suppose, having ascholarly paper published; it’s kind of equivalent,” Carlisle said. “The SteinwaySociety is an important organization in At-lanta and it’s an impressive thing for a re-sume. And also the money from the schol-arship goes directly to her to use for booksor music.”Nichols, who has also played cello sinceshe was in eighth grade, began playing pi-ano when she was four years old. She saidshe enjoys playing both instruments for dif-ferent reasons.“Cello is fun because I get to play in
groups more; it’s denitely more of a col
-laborative feeling,” Nichols said. “I lovepiano because I write music on the piano,and it’s a very solo instrument, which can be very nice.”Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of Nichols’favorite composers.“I tend to gravitate to the Romantic Peri-od and forward, and Rachmaninoff, in mymind, seems to be the staple representativeof that,” Nichols said. “His piano repertoireis extensive and impressive. He wrote just a bunch of beautiful, very passionate music.”Nichols said she has learned discipline,time management and balance from at-tending Berry. She aspires to become a mu-sic technician.“(I want to) have my own studio, reallyget involved in sound engineering,” shesaid.
Drumline may come with football
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Rowling’s new book
Staff Reporter
Asst. Photo Editor
Alumni QuiltingSoccer supports cancer
The Ofce of Student Affairs and the
music department have collaborated topotentially form a music ensemble to ac-company the football program.In the next few weeks, the administra-tion will decide on the proposal of imple-menting a drumline into the music pro-gram, called “The Viking Drumline.”During the time Berry brought in a con-sultant to study the possibility of having afootball program, the conversation of hav-ing a music ensemble came into the mix.Vice President of Student Affairs Deb- bie Heida said they wanted a report of the beginning estimate to start a marching band.“We did that because when you addfootball, it’s really not just about thegame,” Heida said. “It’s about creating anexperience, and we knew what we neededwas to create something that was attrac-tive for people to come and be a part of theexperience. It’s true for any athletic event, but it’s even truer for football.”Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Pro-fessor of Music Jonathan Adam Hayeswas chosen to head the initiative by Chairof Fine Arts Stan Pethel.As the consultant for the proposal,Hayes said the committee has looked atvarious possibilities.“The music department has exploredthree options for integrating our currentmusic program into support for athletics,”Hayes said.According to Hayes and Pethel, amarching band, pep band and a drumlineare the three options for the program.“Presently, it looks as though a drum-line is preferred,” Pethel said. “We are pro-posing a 12- to 15-member drumline [to bepresented to the Provost],” Pethel said.Due to budget costs and facilitationthat comes along with starting a marching band from scratch, a drumline appears to be the top contender.“We all just assumed that it was not inour best interest at this time because of money and numbers,” Hayes said. “Theequipment, the uniforms, scholarships,two or three full-time staff members andfacilities we don’t even have… It rivalsstarting a football program.”After researching other schools andtheir athletic band programs, Hayes com-
posed a proposal that he found would t
well with Berry.“I originally proposed [the drumline]this summer,” Hayes said. “The startupcost was around $77,000. Right now we aretrying to tighten that number up to some-thing more feasible. If it happens, we willstart with a battery percussion—snare,tenor and bass.”
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Berry studentreceives musicscholarship
“When you add football , it’sreally not just about the game.It’s about creating anexperience.” 
- Heida
Student opportunities go global
 Managing Editor
The International Opportunities FairWednesday provided information for stu-dents on study abroad programs, missiontrips and international community serviceprograms.The fair ran from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outsideKrannert and included in-depth informationsessions for several programs, including a
nancial aid session that informed students
about study abroad scholarships and otherfunding opportunities.Several independent international univer-sities were represented at the fair by studentscurrently studying abroad and students thathad studied abroad in the past. These stu-dents provided personal experience insight toother students interested in studying abroad.The Monkey Bay Belize Study Abroad pro-gram focuses on the sciences and primarilyfacilitates faculty-led study programs, intern-ships and community service. ManagingDirector Matthew Miller said Berry professorshave expressed interest in using the program.“We’ve gotten some interest in starting aSpanish-centered program…and a marine sci-ence program since we’re located right on thecoast,” Miller said.Miller said the program is based on a 1,070-
acre wildlife sanctuary, and ve acres house
the campus for its study abroad programs.Because of this, Miller said the programlargely caters to biology, ecology, conservationmanagement, archaeology and marine scienceprograms.Monkey Bay Belize Study Abroad alsooffers a service opportunity that focuses onlocal villages in Belize. He said Berry Bonnerstudents have previously utilized the pro-gram for service hours.“It’s like a mini Peace Corps experience,”Miller said.Volunteers for China is one mission-basedprogram that was at the fair. RepresentativeDavid Wilson said the program’s primaryfocus is teaching English in China. The pro-gram also runs a camp in Beijing where Eng-lish-speaking counselors lead campers ages12-17 in devotions from a Chinese-EnglishBible.
“We don’t ofcially call ourselves mission
-aries,” Wilson said. “We’re not there to evan-
gelize. Our mission is to reect the master
teacher (Jesus) through our own teaching.”The American Institute for Foreign Study(AIFS) is a traditional study abroad program.Representative Michelle Walters said AIFS hasat least one program in 22 different countries.“I always like to tell students we offer aprogram on every continent except Antarc-tica,” Walters said.Walters said that she has noticed anincreased interest in international internshipsand service learning, not just regular studyabroad programs.“Many students might choose an intern-ship because they’re looking to build theirresumes still,” Walters said. “It’s a great,unique work experience opportunity.”Spanish Studies Abroad is a study abroadprogram that focuses on Spanish programsand sends students to the cities of Seville,Alicante and Barcelona in Spain and Cor-doba, Argentina. Most students that use thisprogram are Spanish majors or minors. Allprograms start with an intensive Spanish lan-guage and culture session.The program also gives students theopportunity to serve as teaching assistants forstudents ages 5-15 who are learning English.Walters said there are a variety of optionsto pay for an international experience, such asoutside scholarships and private loans.Walters said an international experience ismore about the experience itself, not necessar-ily the location.“Pretty much wherever you go, you’regoing to love,” Walters said.
Damageto lightpost in the FordAuditorium discovered onOct. 6.
Damage toa bicycle at the Dana bikeracks reported on Oct. 7.
Animal Control
Ani-mal Control was called onOct. 8 and safely releasedan owl caught in a net at
the baseball eld.
A bicycle wasreported stolen from theDana bike rack on Oct. 8.
An iPad 2 wasreported missing from theMemorial Library on Oct. 8.
A report of 
grafti in Krannert rest
-rooms was made on Oct. 10.
“He was incredibly gener-ous with his time and took an interest in students thatextended well beyond merelyclassroom instruction,” Pettetsaid. “He cared about them aspeople, and wanted to educatethe whole person rather than just teaching about physics.”Conn said that while thisdedication was mostly a trib-ute to McAllister, it was also atribute to Berry and the valuesdemonstrated by its faculty.“This is what the essenceof Berry College is,” Connsaid. “It’s about faculty mem- bers engaging individuallyand personally with students, becoming mentors and friendsand not just dispensers of information.”
Graphics Editor
International Soda Tasting
Come by the Krannert Lobbytoday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.for free tasting of sodas fromseveral countries around theworld.
Conson Wilson Lecture: “TheDressmaker of Khair Khara”
All rst-year students enter
-ing this semester received acopy of “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” recently namedone of Marketplace’s BusinessBooks of the Year. Author GayleTzemach Lemmon will be pre-senting conversation about the book and the issues it raisesThursday Oct. 11 from 7 p.m. -9 p.m. in the Cage PerformanceGym. (CE)
Baked Goods Fundraiser
Come to the Krannert LobbyWednesday Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. for a fundraiser spon-sored by BSA for HIV/AIDSAwareness Week. Proceeds willgo the AIDS Resource Councilof Rome.
Magic Johnson Film
Come to the Evans AuditoriumThursday Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. fora viewing of “The Announce-ment” and a discussion spon-sored by BSA for HIV/AIDSAwareness Week.
Auburn University College ofVeterinary Medicine Informa-tion Session
Students of all majors inter-ested in veterinary school arewelcome to come to Westcottroom 12 from 11 a.m. - noon onThursday Oct. 18 to hear aboutAuburn’s veterinary program,see their photos and hear their
“Revel in Red”: HIV/AIDSAwareness Dance
Come to the Jewel Box FridayOct. 19 at 9 p.m. for the “RedAffair” Dance sponsored byBSA for HIV/AIDS Aware-ness Week. Donations will beaccepted for the AIDS ResourceCouncil of Rome.
KCAB’s Hidden Viking
Find the KCAB items hiddenaround main campus all dayFriday Oct. 19 and turn them inat the illusionist’s performancefor a prize.
“Walking Red” AIDS Walk
Walk to raise awareness at FordGym Saturday Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.for the last of BSA’s HIV/AIDSAwareness Week events. There
will be rafes for gift certicates.
Don’t forget!First seven week classes end FridayOct. 12andsecond sevenweek classes beginWednesday Oct. 17.
If a drumline is chosen, it will be similar tothe Atlanta Falcon Drumline model.“It would have an immediate, energeticimpact on the football community, and[potentially] can be expanded to a pep bandor marching band if the opportunity arises,”Hayes said.The interactive drumline will play rhyth-mic beats that will coincide with the kickoff,touchdowns and chants that go along withthe cheerleaders.As head of staff recruitment and budget-ing for the proposal, Pethel said that insteadof the band being separate, “it will be anotherensemble in the music department.”Hayes said the department wants it to beconducive with the curriculum and to ensurea learning experience for students. There-fore, it will be taught as a formal class justlike the other ensembles and will be treatedthe same way.“We are interested in protecting our stu-dents,” Hayes said. “We want to make surethat the students we recruit are getting a for-mal training. If they are enticed to do athletic bands through scholarships or just becausethey want to, it’s absolutely OK. We want tomake sure it is done in the right way, so thatit’s complementary to what we are doing inthe department.”The committee hopes to choose the mostappropriate addition to the program, inorder to fully enhance the department.“We want to make sure that we choose thetype of ensemble that will best suit our exist-ing program, maintain musical quality andcontribute to our strategic goals as a musicprogram,” Hayes said.
In order to ll in band positions, the pro
-gram will have a combination of existing stu-dents and new recruits.Having a band to perform at games will
 bring energy and a spirit-lled dynamic.
Hayes has personal experience with per-forming in front of sports crowds, as hehas performed and instructed in collegiatemarching and drum corps activities.“(A band) is an energetic experience,upon [which] we can build lasting tradi-tions,” Hayes said.Not only will a music ensemble bringmore energy to the games, but it will poten-tially give more reason for students to cometo Berry and hang around campus during theweekends.“Football brings energy to fall week-ends,” Heida said. “This is one more layer of things that really get our campus excited andinvolved as we start the semester.”Not only will the music ensemble beimplemented for football games, it will also be a source of entertainment at other sport-ing events.“We want it to be available for othersports, as well,” Heida said. “We wantthe experience to transcend to all athleticevents. I have responsibility for athletics atBerry. The music department will be the keyresource, but will be a partnership with us because as you are planning your event, youhave to work together.”If students want a better insight on thefootball program itself or to learn moreabout the initial process, the football discus-sion website on VikingWeb is still live and itshows the consultant report and conversa-tions about the program.
New sports info director appointed
Staff Reporter
Staff Reporter
Bob Lowe has replaced MickeySeward as Berry’s new director of sports information and promo-tions after serving for the Lib-erty League, for a division threeconference in New York and formore than 11 years at Greensboro(N.C.) College.Lowe was interested in theposition from the time it becameavailable, and his time spentlearning more about Berry gener-ated more interest.“After Mickey had left, the job opening became available,and Berry was a place that reallyintrigued me. After arriving to
campus and nding more about
the institution, athletic depart-ment, its resources, etc., it was a job I really wanted,” Lowe said.Lowe is responsible for publicrelations of the athletic depart-ment and promotions for athleticevents.“Promotions are a part of myposition, so anything that goes up
on the website and stafng the
games,” Lowe said.The student work programat Berry provides Lowe withstudent help when planning
athletic events, stafng games
and completing tasks. Lowe hasresponded positively to the typeof assistance he has been givenfrom the students.“I have a great group of stu-dents that work with me, Lowesaid. “The [student] programencourages good work. I get tohelp them do their jobs better andthey have been a good help tome. People here have been reallygood to work with… If we needsomething that will help promoteBerry athletics, they have beenable to work in order to get that.”Lowe also commented onBerry students’ enthusiasm andsupport for their sports teams both at games and via socialmedia.“I have been very impressed by the involvement [of students].Not only at the games, butwith the Facebook and Twitteraccounts too,” Lowe said. “There
is denitely a level of interest here
at Berry that is probably morethan where I was previously.”The new director has been busy settling down into the areaand working on multiple projectsin the department. These projectsinclude work for Berry’s newfootball team and on the facilitiesthat it will utilize.“I have not had much time toenjoy the area because I have beenworking to get things in place.There have been a lot of games, alot of work… We just had a con-versation with the [football] coachabout the stadium and the press box. It is nice building a program
from the ground oor and hope
-fully we can have a great facilityto have football, which will be agreat campus event,” Lowe said.In his new position of directorof sports information and promo-tions, Lowe expressed his goalsand that of his staff.“My staff and I hope peoplecome out to the games and toenjoy the things we are doing topromote Berry athletics,” he said.
Carlisle spoke about Nich-ols’ involvement in the orches-tra and choir and on campus inKCAB, and said Nichols is “justreally lovely to have around.”“And you can’t always saythat about talented people,” headded. “Sometimes the talenttakes away from the person-ality, but it doesn’t do that forher.”For Nichols, music is a formof self-expression.“This is going to soundreally cheesy, but (music) ismy life; I wouldn’t be myself if there wasn’t music,” Nicholssaid. “I think it’s spiritual and beyond our comprehensionsometimes.”The Oct. 21 recital honoringthe scholarship recipients will be held at 3 p.m. in PeachtreePresbyterian Church’s KellettChapel in Atlanta. The otherthree scholarship recipients andperformers are Kennesaw StateUniversity’s Joshua Martin,Reinhardt University’s KellieRichardson and Shorter Uni-versity’s Diane Turner.

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