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Including stories on: the Lambda Sigma scholarship, a Berry billboard dispute settlement in Tennessee, Berry's production of "Genius," the SAA conference cross country championships and many more!
Including stories on: the Lambda Sigma scholarship, a Berry billboard dispute settlement in Tennessee, Berry's production of "Genius," the SAA conference cross country championships and many more!

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Visiting Fellow teaches about sustainable farming
Fall FashionCross country
staff reporter
Florence Reed, president and CEO of Sustainable Harvest International, visited campus this week to speak about her work as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture Series.Sustainable Harvest International
(SHI) is a nonprot organization
dedicated to working with rural Central American communities to implement sustainable land-use practices. The main goal of sustainable farming is to teach families new farming techniques to transition from chemical intensive farming to sustainable organic farming practices. These families can then use their crops as a source of food and income to improve their standard of living.
Reed has grown the organization from working with only a dozen
families to working with nearly 2,200 families in Honduras,
Panama, Belize and Nicaragua. SHI
has helped families plant 2.8 million trees, convert 14,000 acres of degraded land to sustainable farms and save an estimated 70,000 acres of tropical forest from slash and
burn destruction. The organization
provides hands-on assistance to these Central American families
through a ve-phase teaching
process.Reed said that it feels great to impact so many lives, but her motivation is the other lives that have not yet been changed.“Our goal is for each family to graduate from our programming being able to produce a healthy diet for themselves and able to produce enough income to meet their other basic needs in a way that preserves the natural ecosystems and improves the environment,” Reed said. Reed and her team have started going back and visiting some of the
rst families they helped to evaluate
if the families actually continued the program after Reed’s team left the country.“100 percent of the families in the program were still using the sustainable organic practices two to three years after they had graduated,” Reed said. “100 percent eating better, 100 percent better income and each family trained on average seven more families.”Reed said that helping others has always been a part of her life. “I think I have been on a path toward this work my whole life,” Reed said. “My parents took me traveling a lot and instilled in me a love for other cultures.”Tom Kennedy, dean of the Evans School, said that Reed is the type of person Berry students should strive to become.“She is someone who is perceptive about and sensitive to the suffering and sorrows of other persons and has invested herself in bravely and creatively addressing that suffering,” Kennedy said. “I hope students, faculty and staff will be inspired by Florence Reed and her life of service.”Molly Waters, co-manager of Berry Farms Season’s Harvest and Martha’s Herbs, said sustainable farming is new to Berry but rapidly growing. Berry has about four acres used for sustainable farming in production at different times of the year.“It takes a lot [of] time to perfect a sustainable system and right now in agriculture we are trying to reassess the past of conventional farming,” Waters said. “It’s slowly becoming a thing of the past, but sustainable farming is still really new.”
November 7, 2013
vol. 104, #9
“She is someone who is perceptive about and sensitive to the suffering and sorrows of other persons...”
-Tom Kennedy
NEALIE SMITH, staff photojournalist
Berry hosts Stop Hunger Now
Junior Emily Keyzer-Andre helped pack meals at the third annual Stop Hunger Now event hosted by the Wesley Foundation. Stop Hunger Now brings meals to schools in third world countries to encourage children to attend school. People, from members of the Wesley Foundation to families, gathered in Krannert Ballroom to  pack meals to be sent. The meals consisted of rice, a soy based product, vegetables and a nutrition packet. After every 100 meals, a gong rang out to signal the workers of their progress. Everyone would then cheer. “It’s really fun and competative,” said Chelsea Lemcke, member of the Wesley Foundation. This year, 91,620 meals were  packed. More than 230,000 meals have  been packed in the past three years.
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On Nov. 1 a student reported receiving harassing phone calls.
On Nov. 1 ofcers
responded to a medical assist call at the Cage Center. The patient was transported to Redmond Regional Medical Center.
On Nov. 2 a student reported the theft of their bicycle.
On Nov. 2 a staff member reported the theft of a  bicycle. The bicycle was
recovered by ofcers an
hour later.
On Nov. 4 ofcers located
a bicycle which had been reported stolen on Oct. 28.
On Nov. 4 a student reported the theft of an
amplier from the College
Student awarded national Lambda Sigma scholarship
Over the summer, junior Rachel Quillin received a scholarship from Lambda Sigma, an honor society for second-year students, which has 40 chapters in all.Quillin, former president of Berry’s Lambda Sigma chapter, said an individual from each of the chapters was nominated for scholarships. “One person from every chapter is nominated by that chapter and then they go into the running for [a limited number of] scholarships,” Quillin said. According to the Lambda Sigma website, there are four scholarships that are offered annually to members of individual chapters. Quillin said she had to take part in an application process involving outside recommendations.“I had to get three letters of recommendation as well as a letter of nomination from the chapter,” Quillin said.The letter of nomination from the chapter was written by Kenneth Martin, an associate professor of chemistry and the faculty sponsor for Lambda Sigma.Martin said he believed that Quillin was an excellent candidate for nomination because she demonstrated a high level of scholarship as well as leadership—two of the four pillars of Lambda Sigma. “She was an exemplar of both [leadership and scholarship],” Martin said. “She was an excellent  president for the chapter, and, under her leadership, the chapter did quite a few on-campus and off-campus activities.”“She was very deserving of the award if for no other reason [than] her GPA,” Martin said.Martin said Quillin demonstrated fellowship and service, the other two  pillars of Lambda Sigma.“Rachel did an excellent job organizing not only people in the chapter to fellowship with each other  but people across the campus and off the campus,” Martin said.Martin said Quillin got involved an organization in Rome and started a program to teach children how to read.
“She identied the Open Door
Children’s Home and got membership of the chapter involved with it,” Martin said. “What she discovered is that these children are functionally illiterate because they don’t have  parenting at home, so she started a literacy program for the Open Door Children’s Home, and that really caught a lot of people’s attention.”Quillin said she was very surprised when she learned she had received the scholarship.“I wasn’t necessarily anticipating anything, and I hadn’t heard anything in a while, so I thought that somebody else had probably been named, but
I was denitely very attered and
honored to have received it,” Quillin said. Martin was also very excited when he found out that Quillin had received the scholarship.“I was elated,” Martin said. “It’s
the rst time it’s happened to a Berry
student, and, as soon as I found out about it, I wanted to make sure there was some PR on it.”Quillin said the scholarship was worth $500 and she was allowed to use the money in any way she wanted.“I personally have used a lot of it [the scholarship money] to go towards the Open Door Home and my  program there,” Quillin said.Martin said students who are interested in scholarships such as the one Quillin received need to identify and pursue their passions.“Just like Rachel, they need to stand out from the crowd,” Martin said. “Identify what your passion is,
nd out how you can plug in to that
 passion, and, when you are doing something that you enjoy doing and helping others along the way, you can’t help but get noticed.”
deputy news editor
staff reporter
JUNIOR RACHEL QUILLIN HAS BEEN AWARDED a scholarship for her involvement with the honor society Lambda Sigma.
Random Fact:
Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.
Berry College Theatre Company will be presenting “Genius” Nov. 7-17. Shows will be on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with an additional show at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Student cost is $5. CE
Guest Recital Piano Trio
Three members of the music faculty at Middle Tennessee State University will be performing on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium. CE
Berry reaches settlement over Tenn. billboard dispute
Berry has settled its legal dispute with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and will continue to have billboards in Tennessee.THEC had asked Berry to pay a fee to advertise in Tennessee and claimed that Berry’s billboards in the Nashville area counted as educational activity in the state. THEC does not ask Tennessee  private colleges to pay this fee. Berry sued THEC in May and alleged discriminatory treatment and a violation of its commercial free speech rights.The billboard involved in the dispute depicted two Berry students near the Ford Buildings with the words “26,000 Acres of Opportunity.” Berry does not have a campus in Tennessee nor offer classes in the state, although over 200 of Berry’s 2,100 students are from Tennessee. The college has advertised with billboards in Chattanooga since 2009 and in  Nashville since 2010. “We felt that we have students who come from Tennessee, and we can offer a great educational experience for students in Tennessee, and it was just not a fair determination,” Chris Reinolds Kozelle, Berry’s director of news and editorial services, said. U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy of the Northern District of Georgia dismissed Berry’s lawsuit in June and said that the suit should be handled in a federal court in Tennessee. Berry and THEC then reached a settlement out of court. The settlement provides a waiver of THEC rules for advertising and solicitation. Berry College President Stephen R. Briggs said he was
satisfed with the settlement.
“We are very pleased that the settlement agreement provides exactly the resolution we were looking for,” Briggs said in an Oct. 28 news release. “It is important that high school students and their families have open access to the information they need to make informed college decisions, and that colleges compete on a level
 playing feld in the market.”
news editor
BERRY WILL CONTINUE to have billboards in Tennessee after reaching a settlement with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The THEC had asked Berry to pay a fee to advertise in Tennessee.
Hoop Madness
The Vikettes, Berry cheerleaders and Platinum Streetballers will be  performing in the Cage Arena on  Nov. 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. to mark the  beginning of the basketball season.
 Latin Ballroom 
The Berry College Dance Troupe, the Swing and Ballroom Club, Sigma Delta Pi and Orgullo are hosting Gala, this evening of Latin dance and music. The event will be in the Ford Dining Hall on Nov. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. CE
Check out archived issues of the Carrier at vikingfusion.com.
November 7, 2013
Berry Busters
KCAB will be hosting Berry’s version of Dave and Buster’s with arcade games on Nov. 9 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Krannert Ballroom.
International Tea Tasting
Multicultural International Student Programs will be hosting a tea tasting in Krannert 250 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beauty Panel 
On Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium, Empower will  be presenting a student-led panel to discuss how our culture perceives  beauty. CE
 Poetry Reading
Andrew Hudgins, a professor at Ohio State University, will be reading and discussing his poetry on Nov. 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in McAllister Auditorium. CE
“El Estudiante”
Sigma Delta Pi will be showing the
flm “El Estudiante” with subtitles in
English in Krannert Underground on  Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Diane Glancy
Cherokee poet, author and playwright Diane Glancy will be reading from her  book “Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears” on Nov. 14 from 5 to 7  p.m. in McAllister Auditorium. CE
KCAB is hosting a semi-formal dance on Nov. 16 from 9 p.m. to midnight in Krannert Ballroom.
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