Annual awards convocation celebrates excellence
Voice of Berry Awards:
Student Voice of Berry: Stephanie CarsonFaculty Voice of Berry: David McKenzieStaff Voice of Berry: Laura Phillips & Rick Woodall
Freshman Advocate Awards:
Student Freshman Advocate: Abby AkridgeFaculty Freshman Advocate: Eric SandsStaff Freshman Advocate: Laura Phillips
Writing Across the Curriculum Awards:
Faculty: Jim WatkinsStudent: Rebecca Phillips
Faculty of the Year Award:
Staff Member of the Year Award:
Teaching Excellence Award:
Eleana M. Garrett Award for Meritorious Advising & Caring:
Martha Berry Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement:
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Clarke said the issue is relevant toBerry students.“We felt that it was very topical, beingthat we go to Berry College, and wewanted to get different views from theadministration and teachers and facultyalike on how they think that Berry is dif-ferent than, let’s say, Kennesaw State orUniversity of Georgia or [other] publicschools,” he said.The differing amounts of freedom,Carroll said, are due to property rights.“We have much less First Amend-ment protection on private property,” hesaid. “It’s not so much that it’s a privatecollege, it’s that it’s a college situated onprivate property owned by the trustees.In America, property rights are all-im-portant, and property right owners get todetermine what kinds of expression takeplace on that property … So when youpass through the Gate of Opportunity,ironically, you relinquish a great deal of your constitutional rights … I’m not say-ing we’re a lesser place … it’s just differ-ent, and students should know that.”Two students from the class will each be representing the viewpoints of the TeaParty and its younger rival, the CoffeeParty. They will have literature and will be able to explain what the parties standfor. The Tea Party has agreed to send arepresentative from Atlanta for the event.Senior Lindsay Hannel, who will berepresenting the Coffee Party, said theclass wanted to invite the parties so thatthey could speak for themselves.“I think what we’re learning in Free-dom of Expression class is that morespeech is always better,” she said. “I think we’ve all started to agree on that … so tosuppress someone’s speech doesn’t nec-essarily help your cause any. If you’reso committed to what you believe, otherpeople’s expression of what they believeshould only solidify what you believeeven more – or challenge it, and maybeyou can rethink your position.”Campus political groups, the YoungDemocrats and the College Republicans,were also invited to the event; Carrollsaid he had received responses only fromthe College Republicans, who will beparticipating.Tea, coffee and light snacks will be pro-vided at the event, and local musician andBerry student, senior Josh Huggins willperform a short set of historically contro-versial music. Cultural events credit will be offered.
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Ag Week, an event organized to showcase Berry’s agricultural roots, began Monday and will end Friday.Assistant Professor of Animal Science and faculty advisor of Block and Bridle Jay Daniel said the event has been held since at least theearly 1980s.The committee in charge of planning the event is made up entirelyof students: seniors Meghan Gafnea, president of Alpha Zeta, AshleyChapman and juniors Kate DiTulio, Stephenie Blythe and ElizabethPickens. Gafnea and Chapman served as co-chairs this year.In addition to the student run committee, three clubs help organizethe event: the Pre-Vet Club, Alpha Zeta, and Block and Bridle.The planning for the event happened during this semester Gafneasaid. There were some challenges involved in preparing for this week-long event DiTulio said.“One of our main clubs, Block and Bridle, was engaged in puttingon the rodeo this year. They are a big contributor to Ag Week so we hadto divide and conquer,” DiTulio said. “Half of our leadership person-nel were doing rodeo and the half was doing Ag Week.”The farming equipment arrived Friday and was placed around thefront entrance to the college. Gafnea said the display is about two timeslarger than normal.Daniel said student involvement with the event has been better thisyear.“This committee has done a better job publicizing it,” Daniel said.“The e-mails went out earlier this year than in years past.”
-tivities Daniel said. The dairy has also been offering the opportunity towatch the milking of Berry’s cows each day. Daniel said the differences
-ting zoo. One of the popular events is Rent-a-Puppy.The Rent-a-Puppy was an event that allowed people to interact
the cost of $1. The purpose of this event is to help socialize the animals,which in turn makes them more attractive to prospective owners thatvisit the animal shelter, Chapman said. Two people who attended thisevent agreed to adopt puppies from the local animal shelter, she said.Ag Week will conclude Friday with roping activities and outdoorgames.