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Record-breaking freshman class: fitting in at Berry
MATTHEW MURPHY Deputy News Editor For the past three years, the freshman class has broken previous enrollment records, but housing these students is beginning to become a problem. In the past six years, Berry has seen record-breaking numbers of freshman enrollment. Bryce Durbin, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research, released statistics about the freshman class from 2008 to 2012. From 2008 to 2013, the size of the Berry freshman class has increased by approximately 34 percent. In 2013, not only has the number of freshman students increased, but also the number of male students. With a projected freshman class of 680 and a projected 2180 total students, housing became an issue. Lindsey Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life, explained that the residence halls are filled to the brim with students. Measures had to be taken by residence life to ensure a living space for all students this year, including some gender re-designations of floors in Dana. “We had to change some floor designations from female to male,” Taylor said. Though this created some tension between certain students and residence life, Taylor said residence life tried to figure out which floor could change designations while impacting the least amount of female students. Six study rooms, three in Dana and three in the Ford buildings, were converted into living spaces for students. In addition, seven male students not participating in the WinShape Scholarship Program were housed on Berry’s mountain campus, an area usually exclusive to WinShape students. Also, the Thomas Berry apartment, formerly used by a staff member, was converted to hold six male students, and the cultural house is also being used for student housing. When addressed about the idea of future new housing construction, Taylor said new housing would eventually become essential. “We’ve tapped out almost every additional space on this campus, so until we can stabilize our numbers for the fall, we’re going to have to do something different,” Taylor said. Taylor discussed a trend in housing that shows that though the dorms may be filled to the brim in the fall semester, in the spring semester open beds become available. This can be costly to students in the long run.
“Empty beds are very expensive to pay for. Filled beds is the best way to be,” Taylor said. According to Taylor, there is a need for stability in student numbers between the fall and spring semester. “Until we can stabilize our numbers from fall to spring semester we’re really kind of…in between a rock and a hard place,” Taylor said. The fear is that by over-constructing, the financial burden will be left on the backs of the students. Taylor explained that nontraditional housing options were also being explored, which would still provide the
extra living spaces needed without having to construct an entirely new dorm. “We’re looking at some different concepts of how to build so maybe we’re not building a mass building like a Morgan/Deerfield,” Taylor said. In addition to the sheer size of this year ’s freshman class, this class also breaks the record for the most male students in the past five years, with an approximate 45 percent of males in the class, adding over 100 more males when compared to the previous year ’s freshman enrollment statistics.
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Vikings football begins official practices
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor The Vikings football team has begun fully-padded practices in preparation for the inaugural 2013 season. Vikings football head coach Tony Kunczewski said the first two days of practice included little padding and more limited contact due to an NCAA acclimation rule. “We have a fun group of guys to work with,” Kunczewski said. “One of the hardest parts of the team and of practice so far is the fact that, because this program is brand new, there are no veteran Viking upperclassmen on the field,” Kunczewski said. “I believe only three players on the team right now have had any college football experience. But the players are doing a great job adapting and learning from each other already.” Kunczewski said there are 108 players on the Vikings roster right now, 95 of which are freshmen. “We are not going to cut anybody,” Kunczewski said. “Football is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to conduct a practice that is efficient, I think you need roughly coach at Aurora University. At Aurora, he led the team to a 9-2 record and a NCAA Division III national playoff appearance in 2008. The Vikings will have their first official intra-squad scrimmage at Barron Stadium on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. They will then have a pre-season scrimmage against Columbus State on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. “The scrimmage against Columbus State is where we will really start putting things together,” Masters said. “When they hit the field in a real scrimmage, we can evaluate better than in practice.” The Vikings will take the field for Berry College’s first ever intercollegiate football competition on Saturday, Sept. 7 against the Maryville College Scots at Barron Stadium. Kickoff begins at 6 p.m. “We look forward to playing our best, but it’s not all about the wins, it’s about the process,” Kunczewski said. “If it was all about winning, then what happens when you lose? Our goal is to go from wherever we are on a scale of one to ten and reach our potential as a ten. We want other teams to know that we work hard on and off the field and that’s what football is about.”
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90 to 100 or more players. They’re all progressing, and that’s good to see.” Defensive backs coach Nate Masters shared Kunczewski’s enthusiasm toward the players’ progress so far. “I think the most important thing we got from [full-padded
practice] is that the guys were flying around out there,” Masters said. “The boys were flying at each other with energy, hitting and just playing football. I love the intensity.” Offensive coordinator Rich Duncan said that while the offensive line is going to take work, he is impressed by the improvement
already. “The offense takes a lot of time,” Duncan said. “They are doing a good job working hard. They have a ways to go, but they have made a lot of progress so far.” Duncan has coached college football for 24 years, and six of those years were spent as the head
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Nursing program prepares for incoming class
MEGAN REED News Editor Berry’s nursing program has been preparing for its first class of students, which will begin in the spring of 2014, and has opened new facilities in Evans and hired three new professors. Pamela Bowen Dunagan, Sara Clarkson Majors and Tanya Dooley Naguszewski are joining Dean Vanice W. Roberts as members of the nursing faculty. The nursing program will be located in Evans, which was renovated this summer to create space for classrooms, labs and offices. The labs will include Human Patient Simulators for students to use to practice what they have learned. The simulators will be able to blink their eyes, speak and react to medicines just like a real patient, Dunagan said. “If the nurse gives the wrong dose [of medicine], the simulator will then react physiologically to the wrong dose…nurses will apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom in the simulation lab,” Dunagan said. Dunagan said that the simulators will help nursing students understand how to give medicine to patients and learn the possible side effects of various medicines. The simulators will also give students practice communicating with patients and the confidence they will need in their future careers. Students must first be admitted to Berry before applying to the nursing program. A minimum Berry grade point average of 2.8 is required. The first class of admitted students, which is projected to have about 18 to 24 students, will begin in the spring of 2014 with a projected graduation date of May 2015. The second class will begin in the fall of 2014 and follow the traditional semester sequence. Gary Breton, dean of the school of mathematical and natural sciences, said that Berry previously had a pre-nursing program which involved students taking science courses at Berry and then finishing their degree at Emory University in Atlanta. Students in the new nursing program will be able to graduate from Berry with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Berry’s liberal arts approach to education will help prepare students for their careers as nurses, Dunagan said. “Beginning with a liberal arts foundation will help them understand the community a little better, who they’re taking care of and the groups they might encounter when they’re in Rome or in Atlanta or wherever they decide to practice,” Dunagan said. Breton described Rome as a “mecca of health.” CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor Leading healthcare providers Floyd Medical Center, Redmond The nursing lab is modeled after a hospital and includes patient simulators. Regional Medical Center and the Floyd health department,” Rob- that come in with differences,” Harbin Clinic are all located in erts said. Roberts said. Rome. Nursing students will be Nursing students will also The cultural immersion expeable to take advantage of oppor- venture outside of Rome to gain rience in Costa Rica will also tunities to collaborate with these experience. They will travel to help nursing students learn basic healthcare providers. Costa Rica as part of a cultural Spanish conversation skills. Even “We’ll be working with Red- immersion program. if a translator is available in a mond Medical Center, Floyd “Opportunities to work with hospital, it is often comforting for Medical Center, the Harbin Clin- different languages and different patients to be able to communiics, some community agencies, cultures makes [students] better cate with their nurse in their first school health nursing and the prepared when they have clients language, Roberts said.
Communication students win national award for work done abroad
MICAH BHACHECH Copy Editor “The Jews of Florence,” a multimedia journalism project created by Berry communication majors, won third place in the national Newspaper Project Award competition. The competition was administered by the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. According to an Aug. 16 press release on Berry’s website, Northwestern University was awarded first place, followed by Iowa State and James Madison in second. Berry tied with the University of Texas at Austin for third. Seniors Chardonnay Copeland, Kirstie Broadwell, Rachel Shin and Mary Claire Stewart along with 2013 graduates Bethany McDaniel, Kelly Dickerson and Kayla Sanner worked together in Florence, Italy for three weeks during summer 2012 to document over a dozen stories of Florentine Jews. The project utilized various mediums, including photo narratives, videos, written articles, and interactive graphs to tell its stories. The students were trained in these mediums at Berry as the first part of the two-course project worth six hours of class credit. “We went and reported on the Jewish community in Florence, the Jewish experience and how the Jews there live their lives,” Broadwell said. She alluded to the persecution that Jews faced during World War II. Broadwell went on to describe the work that the team did to depict the difficulty of the Jews in Florence to balance both their Italian and Jewish ethnic identities.
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Berry students traveled to Florence, Italy to document the stories of Florentine Jews. They recently won third place in the national Newspaper Project Award competition for the multimedia project they created. Broadwell mentioned the Jews, “finding their Jewish identities and how that influences their Italian side too…What part of their Jewish heritage do they give up to be Italian and what part of their Italian side do they give up to be Jewish?” Stories within the project also covered Jewish tourism in Florence and a picture tour of the only Florentine synagogue. “We were all working on our own individual stories,” Broadwell said. “It was very synergistic in how what we did individually came up to build Project Florence.” McDaniel spoke of the enormity of the project and the challenges and rewards associated with it. “We were kind of on our own for the most part because this is a really big subject,” McDaniel said. She described how large the Jewish population in Florence is, noting that the Florentine synagogue is the biggest in that area. She also pointed out the obscurity of the Jewish population in Florence. “We were just seven students taking on something none has ever really talked about before… that’s also what made it really awesome,” McDaniel said. Kevin Kleine, a senior lecturer in the communication department, Dr. Curt Hersey, instructor in the communication department and Dr. Brian Carroll, associate professor of communication were the faculty advisors for the project. On placing in the national Newspaper Project Award competition, McDaniel said, “That was awesome because all the other schools were these big name schools, and there was Berry making a name for itself.” Both McDaniel and Broadwell highly encouraged students to take advantage of opportunities similar to the course they were involved in when they created “The Jews of Florence.”
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Record setting enrollment continues onward, but it may Enrollment- have negative effects on housing.
Heida said the new Vikings football team had its part in bolstering the number of male applicants, not just because of the players themselves, but also because of the excitement and energy that the team brings to campus. When asked about the effect of this large male presence on housing, Heida did not place all of the blame on the large number of males, but instead said that the problem was also related to the sheer size of the freshman class. Heida said the housing issues arose because of an issue with gender prediction numbers. “It’s hard to predict where you’re gender balance is going to come out particularly when
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you’re the midst of a change” Heida said. These prediction issues are what caused the housing issues. Heida said there were some factors such as returning students that were under-estimated, leading to housing complications. There were several complaints issued to residence life this year about students being moved between different residence halls. Heida made it clear that their decision was not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings, but every one had to be housed. “We wish we could do something other than that, but you have to make a decision that houses everybody”, Heida said.
Heida said that the actual numbers of students enrolled or coming back is not in their control. Even though the number of males may have affected housing for the current semester, Heida said the increase in the male population should not be so drastic in the future, though a gradual increase is hoped for. Heida attributed this year’s housing issues as strains of a growing college, but maintained a positive attitude about the year. “Growing pains are never easy, whether that’s for individuals or a college,” Heida said. “We’ve got some growing pains this year, but it’s going to be a good year.”
Late Night Edition: BINGO Come play everyone’s favorite game, BINGO on Friday, Aug. 23. It all starts at 9:30 p.m. Don’t be late! Movie - Wreck It Ralph Come out and see everyone’s favorite video game villain that wants to be a hero. This Disney hit begins on Friday, Aug. 23 at 9:30 p.m. in the Krannert Underground. New Faces Talent Show This historic event is a chance for all new students at Berry to showcase amazing talents. This is simply one you can’t miss. The fun begins on Saturday, Aug. 24. There are three showtimes: 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. at the Ford Auditorium. Slip-n-Slide! Come slide down the soapy waterslide that Berry students have zoomed down for years. The soaking wet party starts at the Friendship Hill Lawn on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 4:00 p.m. Opening Convocation This classic introductory ceremony shouldn’t be passed by. It begins on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the College Chapel.
Berry completes summer renovations
MEGAN REED News Editor The Berry physical plant stayed busy this summer completing construction and renovations in several major areas of campus. The traffic circle and flagpole at the main entrance to campus were redesigned to improve both safety and aesthetics. New shrubbery has been added, and the area has been repaved. The crosswalks at the traffic circle are now red brick rather than striped pavement, and there are not as many places to cross, Mark Hopkins, director of the physical plant, said. This change was made for the safety of pedestrians. “It used to look like a clock, and it had about eight crosswalks. Now there are only two, one on each side, so hopefully that will make it safer because you don’t have to watch for people anywhere and everywhere. There’s only one path across the circle now,” Hopkins said. Yellow caution lights have been ordered and will soon be installed at the traffic circle. They are another safety precaution and will blink to warn drivers of pedestrians on the crosswalks. Debbie Heida, dean of students, believes that the lighting will help drivers avoid injuring pedestrians. “I think we have much less chance of a vehicle-student collision,” Heida said. The cottages on campus also received some renovations. Catherine and Emily Cottages, which were previously guest cottages, were converted into residence halls to accommodate for a growing student population. These cottages received new furniture and paint. The physical plant also renovated Jewel and Frances Cottages, which are both guest cottages. The bathroom in Jewel was redone and new lighting was installed. New roofs were added on the College Chapel and the post office in Krannert. The roof at Ford Auditorium is almost complete, but the rainy weather this summer has slowed construction, Hopkins said. Opportunity Drive and several other roadways on main campus were repaved, and a sidewalk was added between the cottages and Viking Trail. Sophomore Royce Dingley, a student worker, helped pave this sidewalk. He said that work often began at about 6:30 in the morning and would last for about eight and a half to nine hours. The road to Rollins Dairy was also paved for the first time, covering gravel and potholes. “We finally built the road out to Rollins that we’ve always needed,” Hopkins said. Evans received an interior renovation to make room for the nursing program, which will be welcoming its first class in the spring of 2014. The program will have labs and classrooms on the second floor. This extensive renovation involved “moving and rearranging walls and the floor layout,” Hopkins said. Richards Gym was renovated to create offices, locker rooms and training facilities for the new football team. The swimming pool was filled in and converted to a weightlifting room, and the gym floor was refinished and partially replaced. One of the intramural fields was converted to a practice field for the football and lacrosse teams. Vikings and Lady Vikings tennis and lacrosse will also have locker rooms and offices in Richards. On-campus construction will continue into the academic year. The lobbies in Morton Lemley are scheduled to get new furniture and carpet, according to Heida. There are also plans to build a new gatehouse within the next year. “We would like to have it completed by graduation,” Hopkins said.
Water Inflatables Come out and enjoy everyone’s favorite childhood water toys with intramurals. The fun begins on Monday, Sept. 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the intramural fields. Poster Sale Get all of the cool posters you would ever need to decorate your dorm. Sale begins on Monday, Sept. 9 and goes from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The sale continues on through the next days. Don’t miss it!
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The goodness of being undecided
Adults love being invasive by asking you questions about your future. They also love giving a look of concern when you say you’re unsure about it. Maybe there’s a later age when you forget that being unsure of what to do with your life is okay. If this is true, is there a Peter Pan mode somewhere? The problem must be that they are overwhelmed with jealousy that they are past the age where they have every option in the world. So stick it to the man by staying undecided if you want with no regrets, just love. Young adults have every option in the world and it should be taken advantage of. The problem is this: Most of our generation is all about the now as much as a loyal iPhone user is all about the newest software update. Can we take a moment and not be restrained by these socially constructed standards? Unfortunately, this problem only worsens as you make your way through college. Somehow adults seem to think that since you’re in college, you should have your entire life planned out and know exactly what you are doing with it. It’s okay to not have the answer to that question. Having your whole life planned out when you’re an 18 year-old right out of high school seems a bit ridiculous. You were just able to start seeing R-rated movies a year ago. How in the world are you supposed to know what you want to be doing when you’re 45? College presents itself as a whole new world and gives the choice to explore with curiosity. You have four years in undergraduate school, so adults, please give young adults longer than four months to decide everything they want to do. Being undecided in a major isn’t hurting anyone. It’s like people who think you should have your whole life planned are expecting you to say, “Oh, I’m sorry for taking the time to figure out what I want to do so I can enjoy my life. I’m sorry that’s inconvenient to your social standards”. Don’t apologize for taking advantage of your free electives or taking random general education courses. The world is yours. You are a young adult and it’s not too late (or too early) to figure out what you want to do, or who you want to be. Take a course catalog and see what looks interesting. Experiment with classes to see what you like. In “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald writes, “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted…by the inexhaustible variety of life.” Fitzgerald hit the jackpot. These are the best years of your life, and there is so much variety; why not take the time to explore and find something to make it more enjoyable?
No one else can be you
PAUL WATSON Editor-in-Chief A great man named Edward Estlin “E.E.” Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” This is one of the beauties of college: growing up in this way really is not scary when you’re here. Think back to high school. Whether is was a few months or many years ago, many of us had a pretty similar over-arching theme: get by, fit in, be with the crowd (whether that means being a cool kid a few years ago or fitting in with the hipsters as of late). But, my dear freshmen, hear (or read?) this: be who you are. You like the comics? Read them. You like guns? Discuss them. You like Frisbee? Play it. Because here’s a secret: whatever you like, you will be able to find someone with the same interests, or at least with similar interests. “So what?” you ask, still huddled away from everyone else as you read the latest “Star Trek” fanfiction. What this means is, you can break out of the high school mold. For every one who might judge you for it, there are a whole slew of others who have your back. My problem when I came into this freedom of personality was, I didn’t know who I was. I spent my entire high school career as a band nerd (band president, I’ll Haley Athens Opinions Editor Ryder McEntyre Graphics Editor Madi McEver Entertainment Editor Matthew Murphy Deputy News Editor April Hearn Asst. Features Editor Justin Davis Asst. Photo Editor Chelsea Hoag Asst. Graphics Editor Jade Izzaguirre Asst. Entertainment have you know), but that was simply because it’s all I knew. I kind of wanted to stick with the whole “music thing” in college, but I realized it just wasn’t my forte (see what I did there?). I was only one of two students from my high school who came to Berry, and, as we went our separate ways with different majors, I was left to myself, to figure out who I am. I know for a fact that I am not the only one who experienced, or will experience, this kind of loneliness. Solitude isn’t always a negative thing, however, no matter what others say. It is during these times of isolation that we realize who we really are when we shrug off the shackles of friends. I use “shackles” because it is often these friends (no matter what age) that can determine how we live our lives and what we choose to enjoy. When we break free and explore our world, it becomes much simpler to find the fervor in your life. One of the first times I started realizing what a nerd I am is when I first picked up a graphic novel, Alan Moore’s classic “Watchmen.” They simply were not very popular in my little podunk high school, nor in my home. From the time I first saw The Comedian’s shattered apartment window, I realized what I had been missing out on my whole life. I kind of hid my new love for a little while, since I had no idea if my college friends would view comics the same way my high school friends viewed them. My fears were alleviated, however, Editor Michael Turner Cartoonist Kevin Kleine Adviser when I found my niche of friends who would have long, in-depth discussions about these graphic novels with me, as well as discuss the newest theory on the world of “The Lord of the Rings.” From all that, what I’m trying to say is, I found my inner nerd, and it was great; there were many others around me who held the same passions I did and were able to easily relate with me. Also, one more thing to keep in mind: this message may not apply to all of you. Maybe you found what you really love while you’re in high school. One of my friends who is coming to Berry found her love for Dr. Who and other nerdoms before she ever set foot on this campus. I don’t think she would ever change from that, nor would I or any of her other friends want her to. She knows who she is, and that’s fantastic. But to those who know who they are and those who are about to figure it out: never stop growing. If you love working out, keep at it. If you hate keeping your nose out of a book, keep on reading. Just make sure you don’t let it interfere with your studies; an education is one of the most valuable tools in growth. Especially at a liberal arts college, learning all you can will further any passion you have exponentially. In the words of Dr. Leonard McCoy, “In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more...only one of each of us.” So be you, whoever that may turn out to be.
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day. It dumbfounds you that days pass by and we don’t think anything has changed. But when we overlook a year, it’s all so distinctive, it’s almost surreal. Meaning, that time passes so fast at times, that we are unable to see what has happened and changed. Even though we don’t realize what’s exactly happening, nothing is staying the same. Even for something to stay the same, it must change. We are dynamic human beings who go through a gradual process of growing up. But even when we age, we gather more intellect as the years go on. People restrain the definition of growing up to simply reaching a higher level of maturity. However, “growing up” isn’t that simple. It is about doing something when you are 20 that you would have never thought of doing when you were 18. It is all about learning that you also need to see through the eyes of others instead of solely your own, which can get rid of ignorance. It’s about knowing that there are things that you still don’t know. Plato said the wisest man knew that there were still things that he did not know. I was humbled in high school when I realized that there is so much of the world that I’ve never seen and there are so many things that are left to learn. The learning process has and will never stop. Since this learning process never reaches a demise, neither does change or a person’s growth. And every year, our experiences, encounters and the media shape our beliefs. Ignoring this learning process will never be bliss, and ignoring will never make change reach a halt. Coming to terms with change and how we will never stop learning, gives us acumen. Whatever year you are here at Berry or even if you aren’t a student, step outside of your box so you can continue to learn and grow more as a perElizabeth White son. Understand that it is okay Freshman to not follow what is considered normal. If you do, you will never obtain the wonderful experiences and encounters that cause you to “grow up”. Never stop learning. Never stop taking on different opportunities. Never stop adventuring into the unknown. Read books and keep learning because the process of growing doesn’t ever stop and that’s the most beautiful thing there is; take advantage of it.
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Education never really ends
HALEY ATHENS Opinions Editor
At 16, we think the world is our oyster simply because it is legal to operate heavy machinery. At 17, we feel as if a high level of maturity has been attained since we are allowed to see R-rated movies. At around 18, we arrive to college, a whole new world, reaching the epiphany that we will soon enter adulthood. The point is, time passes and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. During all of this, we continue learning more and more. We grow and change for the betterment of ourselves. Jesse Lacey, lead singer of Brand New, said, “I’m just astonished at how much you learn as you grow older and how it never stops…But it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. When does that process of growing stop?” Evolving doesn’t stop and it shouldn’t. The person you are at 18 will understand more than the person you were at 16. You clearly become more informed as you learn. This continues year by year, day by
“What are you most excited for about attending college?”
Finally being able to learn what I want to learn.”
“The choir experience.
Nathan Robinson Freshman
Being on Berry’s golf team.”
Ironic “cool-ness” generates apathy
MICAH BRACHECH Copy Editor We’re back to school again. Once again, we will get coffee and read books and practice talents and go to parties and all sorts of good things. Frankly, I’m really excited about this semester. I know that that sort of sentiment can seem really lame, both to upperclassmen looking anxiously to their escape from the Bubble and freshmen that must be exhausted of being greeted with relentless optimism. But the fact that excitement seems cheesy is sort of my point. Sometimes I sense this conception of “cool” that paints irony and distance as the chief of the social virtues. It isn’t “cool” to like things, to really genuinely think something is entirely incredible. That doesn’t just apply to traditionally nerdy things either. You shouldn’t just look suspiciously on people who like comic books or math classes; people who like a certain band or book or anything really, provided they like it too much, have fallen from the golden pillar of the “cool.” It’s perfectly fine to like working out, or “The Lord of the Rings”, or oolong tea, but to like any of those things too much disqualifies one from our conception of the chain smoking, apathetic, un-showered rockstar archetype that embodies cool. Anyone who talks about their interest, that thing that makes them wildly, sincerely happy, with too much conviction and articulacy is knocked into the realm of the geeky. Geekiness by definition is no more than an uncompromising, maybe over-bearing conviction about something. There’s no room for that sort of thing in the current context that defines “cool.” And when we do like things a lot, we too often hide them behind shields like, “I know it’s sort of lame, but…” or “some of their songs suck, but they aren’t terrible.” Even the use of proper nouns denotes a socially inappropriate devotion to that thing, so we defend ourselves by cloaking its name with “or whatever.” Even when we are passionate about something, we soak our passion in such irony that it comes out unrecognizable. The problem with this kind of “cool” is that it generates apathetic people. We are training ourselves to consider that the things we should be most timid about are the things that we care about the most. The only things we can speak of with excitement are things that we only care about sarcastically. “How lame would it be if I actually liked this so much?” How, then, can we expect ourselves to be genuinely stirred by sincere empathy that ought to move us to compassion and service? Further, this kind of ironic, self-aware distance from the things that we care about prohibits us from sharing them. So much of the goodness in most things is in sharing them, but if we are afraid to be branded as one of the too-convicted, we miss out on that. Instead of actually encountering one another genuinely, we only ever show a carefully crafted façade built of irony and distance. No one can ever know what experiences, what preferences, shape us because we refuse to acknowledge the things that are the most meaningful to us. Instead we ascribe importance and focus to the ironic enjoyment that spares us from the unapologetically devoted joy that condemns us to nerdiness. So, if only out of the selfish motivation that I would love to be among sincere people eager to tell me about the things that they love, I implore you to find things that make you happy, and submerse yourself in them with as much sincerity and conviction as you can summon.
Russell Maddrey Freshman
“Being away from my parents .
Rachel Rebne Freshman
Finding what I know and what I don’t know.”
Anthony Lewis Freshman
“Meeting new people.
William Johnston Freshman
The Bonner program and intramural volleyball.”
Caroline Schuler Freshman
Blayne Ambler Freshman
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Spiritual wellness important to consider
JON HUGGINS Chaplain “spirit.” Spirituality is not only about one’s inner life, but it does often begin there. I tend to think of humans as thinking, feeling, doing creatures. The health of our thinking, feeling, and doing is largely connected to our spiritual wellness. These three aspects of an individual correspond to Berry’s mission to provide education for the “head, heart, and hands.” In other words, one of Berry College’s core values is to promote spiritual wellness. How does one go about seeking a healthy spirituality? Or, to put it another way, How does one aim to think well, feel well (appropriately), and do well? It is my conviction that these three categories can mutually reinforce one another as a person seeks maturity and health in any one of them. There are historic practices that have been utilized by various faith traditions throughout human history which have proven helpful in cultivating spiritual wellness. These include: prayer, solitude, meditation, reflective writing (journaling about one’s experiences, thoughts, and feelings), mutuality (caring for others in a community), devotional study of sacred texts (like the Bible), service to others, religious worship, and rituals (which can provide meaning and stability to life). Sometimes people also find particular types of music to be a helpful aide in pursuing these other activities. One could summarize the goals and purposes of a healthy spirituality as formation, reformation, and transformation. By “formation” I mean seeking to have good things formed within us that might not otherwise be there. By “reformation” I mean seeking to have whatever is immature, misdirected, or misinformed within us reformed to accord with wisdom, truth, and maturity. By “transformation” I mean seeking to have whatever is wrong, bad, or hurtful within us transformed into something good, true, and beautiful. As these things are realized in us as individuals, we will not only become spiritually “well” people, but will also seek for these things to be realized in the world around us. Many great, historical figures would encourage us to see this kind of “care of the soul,” or, “spiritual wellness” as the vital driving force and condition behind their greatness. Of course, the goal is not personal greatness, but rather, being fully alive, fully human, fully “well.” This sense of overall personal wellness has many positive effects. It creates an internal climate for one to think deeply and clearly, to feel compassion, joy, hope, and peace, and to do what is just and good – not simply for one’s own sake, but for the common good. Imagine such a world for just a moment – where everyone sought such spiritual health, where all were internally full and free to give to others. The Hebrew word for this kind of wholeness is “shalom” (often translated as “peace’). Shalom is a state of perfect overflowing goodness, peace, righteousness, and justice. Perhaps the goal of spirituality should be both personal wellness and, more importantly, universal shalom. So, to use a phrase we sometimes discuss in Theology classes, we should aim to be “shalom spreaders” in the world. In order for this to happen, we need wellness of all sorts. We need physical and mental well-being. But without a strong sense of healthy spirituality, we may use our health only for personal gain. We may be good thinkers and feelers. But healthy spirituality brings together good thinking, good feeling, and good doing. Spiritual wellness is found and expressed at the intersection of these three. It takes us beyond ourselves into concern and service to others. So while at Berry, take advantage of the opportunities for learning, worship, spiritual formation, and service. Allow the landscape of this beautiful campus, and your years here, to become the space in which you seek and find spiritual life.
AUGUST 22, 2013
Ready or not
SUE TARPLEY Director of Career Center Dear Students: Ready or not, Fall 2013 is here! Whether you are just beginning your journey at Berry or are preparing to graduate in a few months, this is the time to think about how you will enter the post-collegiate world with the academic knowledge, work experience, and interpersonal “soft skills” needed to build a successful life and career. You will also need a strong resume that reflect s the knowledge, experiences, and skills you have acquired. Fortunately, the Career Center is here to help you stay on track and aware of the many opportunities that are available to you as a Berry student. The Career Center has dozens of career fairs, workshops, and events planned for the 2013-2014 school year. We’re going to bring you opportunities to network with employers and graduate schools, perform internships in your fields of interest, and even go to a carnival. If you begin developing yourself as a young professional now, we know that when you collect your diploma, you will no longer have to ask yourself, “Am I ready or not?” What can the Career Center do for you? • Advise you every step of the way • Help you discover the skills and strengths that make you unique • Help you articulate those skills and strengths confidently and clearly in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal statements • Assist you in exploring potential career paths and create plans that will help you achieve your goals • Educate you about the resources we maintain to assist you in each step of your journey as a young professional • Mostly, we want to get to know you and help you become the person you have decided to be.
Greetings! I am grateful for this opportunity to welcome everyone back to Berry for another great school year. I want to give a special welcome to all of our First-Year students. Welcome to the brilliant, beautiful, and beloved Berry College! I love this place, and I know you will too. I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again. You have come to a wonderful community with great people and countless opportunities to learn and grow in every area of your life, including your spiritual life. I hope you will take advantage of this important time in your life. As Chaplain, I want you to know that our office is here to serve you. The Chaplain’s Office aims to offer many opportunities to explore and express your faith through on-campus worship, Christian concerts, guest preachers and lecturers, Bible studies and several student fellowship groups. In a given week, Berry offers about 10-15 religion-in-life events on campus. One great opportunity for worship, nurture, and service is Mount Berry Church (www.mountberrychurch.com ). This is our college-wide, inter-denominational, Christian worship service which is held each Sunday evening at 7PM in our College Chapel. A Word about Spiritual Wellness In our efforts to inform and inspire an emerging generation, it’s important not to neglect what one might call “spirituality”-as an important aspect of holistic wellness. Spirituality has to do with one’s inner life -- sometimes referred to as one’s “soul” or
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ANITA ERRICKSON Director of Health and Welness Center Welcome freshmen!! We at the Health and Wellness Center are very glad that you are here! It is one of our goals to help keep you healthy and informed about your health care choices as you experience all that is available to you as a Berry College student. To that end, here are a few facts that may be of interest: *Registered Nurses are on duty in the Ladd Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. no appointment necessary. We sincerely hope that you do not need our services, but if you do, we can handle a wide range of health care needs here on campus, including some prescriptions. Referrals can be made to the campus doctor or to local physicians if needed. The campus physician or family nurse practitioner is on site 6 hours each week and you may see them by appointment. We invite you to come and meet our professional staff: Anita Errickson, RN, Director, Brenda Robinson, RN and Jane Adams, RN, staff nurses. *There is a well stocked “over the counter” self treatment and first aid area in the Ladd Center, you are invited to make use of this service simply by signing the log when you select your medicines. *Medical equipment is available for loan. *GYN services are provided on campus by Emma Cordle, FNP. Please call for an appointment. *A monthly e-newsletter, “Because We Care” is distributed each month, packed with useful and timely tips on preventing illness or injury and staying healthy. *Your privacy and confidentiality are very important to us, so please feel free to come by and speak to us about your questions or concerns or just to check us out and see what is here. You may call us at 706-236-2267 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you. * The Health and Wellness Center offers regular educational opportunities by sponsoring or co-sponsoring special health related events on campus. Our first event is the Wellness EXPO to be held on September 19, from 10-2 in the Krannert Ballroom. Come find out about your healthy choices on campus and win free prizes. The Grand Prize is worth $300.00 this year, so put it on your agenda! * and don’t forget to like us on Facebook for more chances to win some good stuff all year long. CHRIS DILLER Writing Center Director Welcome to Berry! As one of many free support services offered to students, the Berry College Writing Center is available to help you with the writing you do for any course. Last year, the Center offered nearly 1,200 sessions for students across the disciplines, from freshmen to seniors and composition to chemistry. The Center is staffed by friendly, experienced peer consultants who have taken a course in tutoring and have been successful writers in their own classes. They can help you with any part of the invention or drafting process: from understanding an assignment, audience, or genre (e.g. a lab report) to brainstorming and organizing ideas, to revising for complexity and quality of thought, to editing your paper for format and grammar. In essence, they will help you to think through your ideas, identify patterns and needs, and see your paper from the perspective of a real reader. Typically, a student will meet with a consultant for 20-50 minutes (be sure to bring a copy of your assignment!). By the end of the session, you will likely leave with a new sense of your agenda and several concrete ideas for revision. One thing that the consultants do not do, however, is simply proofread papers; rather, they will help you learn proofreading strategies as our central goal is to help you acquire the revision skills necessary to do well on both current and future assignments. The WC is located on the second floor of the Memorial Library; for current hours or to
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make an appointment, go to the College’s homepage and click on “Writing Center” under the Quick Links menu. And as the drafting and revision process for college assignments is usually much longer and revision-based than in high school, it is best to make appointments early for big picture work and, perhaps, return later for final editing and formatting concerns. Academic writing is difficult for everyone—even professors!— precisely because it is thinking materialized on the page, made ripe for re-vision, and therefore never quite finished or perfected. If you persevere, however, through writing you will learn many new habits of mind and hand that will be useful long after you’ve graduated from Berry. If I can be of assistance, email or drop my office. Best wishes for the semester!
A few tips for thriving during your college career
MARTHA VAN CISE Director of Academic Support Center and in need of study skills, time management, or other academic skills training, make an appointment by calling 233-4080 or emailing mvancise@berry. edu. One-on-one tutorial help by student tutors for specific courses is also available through the ASC. Simply drop by the office, call, or email your request to email@example.com. The ASC also provides support services to individuals with disabilities so that they have access to programs, facilities, services and activities of the college. Unlike high school, college students must self-identify as having a disability and provide documentation of their needs from a qualified professional and request services each semester. Granting accommodations does not mean giving students easier work or changing the rules to make it easier for them than other students in the class. College students receiving accommodations must continually meet relevant academic and conduct standards to receive the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Resolution 504. The intent of these laws for post-secondary students is not to give them an unfair advantage over other students but to “level the playing field” so they can demonstrate their knowledge. There is no charge for any of our services. Remember, we are here to serve all students, so if you need some help with anything academic, drop by the office between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., or call for an appointment at 233-4080.
Student media covers campus and beyond
KEVIN KLEINE Student Publications Adviser So, you don’t know what to do now. You’re wondering how you will spend your free time outside of class or work. You’re not alone. What is there to do on campus or in Rome? Where are the best places to take a date around this area? What is Mountain Day like? I have the solution. Read or view our student media to find the answers. Or better yet, become a staff member of one of our student media. We have four award-winning media outlets awaiting your arrival as a reader, viewer or staff member. And most student media are FREE! All of our student media are designed and created for students. If you don’t like what you see or read, let us know. We’ll likely try to put you to work since we appreciate and seek diverse viewpoints. All of our student media are student managed and produced. If you are interested in working for the literary magazine, newspaper, multimedia website or yearbook, please come to the first staff meeting of any. We expect no prior experience and will be happy to train you. Students of all majors are desired. Once you join our team as a reader, viewer or staff member, you will find a family of caring and creative fellow students. We welcome you with open arms. Look for us at the Student Involvement and Community Service Fair on Friday, Sept. 6.
I’m sure you are excited, but also a little apprehensive, about beginning your first semester at Berry College. The unknown is always at least a little intimidating for everyone. Therefore, I would like to give you a little advice on what to expect at Berry College. College will be different from high school. College will place more demands on you academically than you have ever experienced before. At Berry you will need critical thinking and writing skills. There will be more emphasis on tests and less on “busy work.” You must develop personal responsibility if you want to succeed at this level. And all that “free time” will be you’re biggest challenge, for you will have to spend less time in class each day than in high school, yet you will be required to spend more time in independent study—researching and writing papers, reading for class, reviewing your class notes. With a college education, good time management is a necessity. But have no fear; The Academic Support Center located on the first floor of Memorial Library offers support for all Berry students in their quest for academic excellence. If you find yourself overwhelmed
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Student Government always there for you
Greetings, I would like to welcome you back to campus! Last time we met, you guys BEN RIGGS were learning about campus SGA President life and what it means to be a Berry Viking. Now, you’re getting to move in to campus, start your college experience and learn how to live away from home. As you’re adjusting to your new life here at Berry College, I would like to encourage you to start thinking about the privileges and responsibilities that you have taken on by becoming a Berry student. One way to do so is to start looking for your voice to be heard on campus. The best way for that to happen is to get involved with SGA! We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the Krannert Ballroom. During these meetings, we have myriad of administrators and committees who report on the workings
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Be engaged in your classes
KATHY RICHARDSON Provost Though it has been several decades, I still remember vividly my first semester as a college student. I was enrolled in 17 hours of general-education courses, chosen for me by my academic advisor. The courses ranged from ancient and medieval history and literature to Spanish. I found them all challenging and engaging in different ways—and two of the courses led to what would eventually become my majors: a course in World Religions leading to a major in religion and philosophy, and a course in Public Speaking prompting a communication major. I certainly didn’t expect to identify a major as the semester began. I just wanted to be a successful student and maintain my academic scholarship. I heeded the advice of my literature professor who told the entering freshmen that we should spend at least twice as much time outside of class preparing for each class as we spent in class every day. I confess that wasn’t always the case, but as I did spend time reading assignments, practicing vocabulary, researching speeches and papers, and prepping for exams, I found myself able to engage in discussions, to ask appropriate questions, and to apply what we heard in class to assignments outside of class. Preparation, attention and review: it became a workable formula for making the most of each course—and it helped me identify the best pathways for me as an undergraduate student. In that spirit, I challenge you to engage deeply in whatever courses you are enrolled this fall term. Some may be within the major you are interested in pursuing. Others may be from disciplines you don’t yet know much about, but which are components of Berry’s generaleducation core. Take each course seriously,
of the college. They are there to let you know about many important topics that will shape your college experience. Their reports may consist of academic changes, new policies, or simply the state of college affairs. They also are there to take questions and hear any concerns you may have. In addition to the committees and meetings, SGA also provides services such as the “Baked Goods Program,” “Food for Finals,” and on campus blood drives. These are just a few ways in which SGA gives back to the campus. Finally, I would like to encourage you to start looking at how you can impact and change the campus for the better. A great way to look at doing this is through running for a position as a class officer. Each class has a set of officers that includes a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each of these positions has a different role in helping create a “class identity” through education and leadership. If you’re interested in running, be on the lookout for more information in the near future. Please feel free to stop by our office in Krannert 302. We have snacks, drinks, and are happy to help you in any way we can. I
STEVE BRIGGS Berry College President Berry is a special place: It is a residential liberal arts college. As such, it offers the best kind of college experience. There are endless special opportunities available: academic, artistic, athletic, recreational, social, leadership, work, and so on. You also have tremendous opportunities to make friends with people from different places, different backgrounds and different interests. All of this means that your time at Berry can be as rich in experience as you want it to be. Berry is extraordinary even among other residential liberal arts colleges. It is a place of remarkable beauty, both natural and constructed. It unites challenging academics with practical work experience, in a context that values service that is rooted in one’s faith and sense of purpose. We invest in Berry as a residential campus because we know that it affords students greater opportunities and deeper friendships. Our preference is that every student live on campus. For first and second year students, it significantly increases your satisfaction and your likelihood of success. For third and fourth year students, it greatly increases the likelihood that you will give back to the next generation of student something of what you received in you first two years. It becomes a means of learning firsthand the satisfaction of service. This year, we are completely full residentially as we begin the semester. That creates some tension as we work to assign students to beds as they become available. Some students and their families are still in transition as we approach summer’s end, which is difficult for everyone since we know additional beds will probably become available, even though we don’t know exactly where or when. Being filled to capacity is a good thing both in terms of the energy it brings to campus and because it helps us keep costs down. So, while we know housing issues can be frustrating – for all of us – please understand that being a highly residential campus is part of what makes Berry a special place. My two final words of advice: One, make the most of Berry and your time in college. It can be as rich an experience as you will allow it to be. And two, the Berry you love and want to enjoy depends on your being that kind of person. Do your best at work and play. Be Berry!
understanding that some will build on knowledge and skills you’ve already gained to challenge you to deepen and extend your abilities, and others may require you to start something entirely new. Some will broaden your understanding of the connections across fields of study, and some will push you to new areas for application and practice. Such growth is not always comfortable or easy, but it will be worthwhile. And who knows? Maybe one or more of the courses you take this fall will propel you on a lifelong journey of learning and application. Maybe one or more will confirm the interests you’ve had for a long time. Maybe one or more will challenge you to work harder than you thought you could—to offer your very best as a student. That would be a great way to mark a new year, wouldn’t it? On behalf of the faculty and staff in Academic Affairs, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the Berry community. look forward to working with you as you learn, lead and serve over the next
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Utilizing the student work program
RUFUS MASSEY Dean of Student Enterprises compliment your academic studies and/or provide you with experiences that are of interest to you, our goals for you also include that your student work opportunities provide you with the opportunity to manage, supervise or direct a program and to work on a high performance team. The Teams Initiative Project will focus on identifying skills and best practices of high performance teams and applying those lessons learned to student work teams across the entire program. We believe this effort will provide you with more development opportunities and help make our teams more productive. Leigh Diggs is the student director leading this latest initiative within the work program. Student-Operated Enterprises will continue to be a focus area for students wishing to gain practical experience in operating a business on campus. With 13 enterprises operating currently and more incubating, this promises to be a great year for entrepreneurship and business management under the leadership of BEST Director Mary Chambers and BEST Corporate team members Josh Fancher, Kseniya Shakhova and Emily Nix. To start a new enterprise, contact Mary Chambers. Mary will also coordinate our second Student Enterprises Development Conference in February. Coordinator Robin Holt will be providing operations support and training for enterprise students and all student workers and supervisors with a focus on customer experience management, supervising your peers and leadership. The Career Center will coordinate our second graduate school fair this fall and the annual health careers fair, along with the popular Etiquette Dinner and Atlanta career fair opportunities. Career planning and internship resources are readily available as you navigate your Plan4Ward path. Director Sue Tarpley and her team stand ready to assist you. Mark Kozera is a new member of the team as Director of Employer Development. Mark coordinates the rapidly expanding Community & Industry Work Experience Program which currently includes 45 external partners providing great student work opportunities. Mark is expanding the pipeline for full time career positions and internships in Atlanta and regionally by creating new employer relationships. The Gate of Opportunity Scholars program has reached the halfway point in our goal with 60 Gate Scholars on campus! Your fellow students work year round in a variety of departments and embrace the four pillars of the program – academics, student work, stewardship and personal development. Gate Scholars strive to exemplify the 6 learning outcomes of the student work program by taking initiative, solving problems, working as part of a team, focus on customer service, being accountable and being dependable. Wendy Dahlgren is the Coordinator of this exciting program and Haley Hasting is the student coordinator and heads the Gate Scholars leadership team.
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Take advantage of study abroad
SARAH EGERER International Programs Director Welcome, New Berry Students! Do you see yourself studying with local students in South Africa? Serving rural communities in Costa Rica? Interning at a marketing firm in London? When you map out your Plan4ward, don’t forget to include an education abroad experience. Believe it or not, four years goes quickly, so you want to plan early! Some of you may have already traveled extensively, and others may have never left the Southeast. Regardless of your experience, International Programs offers support that allows you to reach your goals. Living abroad allows you to gain new skills and attitudes. Some Berry students have said they acquired • increased curiosity and interest in world issues • open-mindedness toward other cultures • new-found confidence in the professional field • improvement in foreign language skills • ability to work in multicultural groups International Programs offers a variety of programs in English and other languages so that all eligible students can take advantage of Berry’s international opportunities, regardless of major. Check out our website, www.berry.edu/ academics/study, for all program and scholarship information. Plan to attend the International Opportunities Fair, 3-6 PM on Wednesday, October 9, on Krannert lawn, where you can talk to returned students about international study, internship and service programs. Other campus events this fall include “Lunchtime Odyssey,” where students and faculty talk about recent travel experiences, and a student international photo exhibit during November in Memorial Library lobby. Stop by International Programs in Krannert 331 anytime for a catalog or other information. Have a wonderful semester!
As you arrive on campus this fall you will see a number of changes with enhancements to our already beautiful campus and with new, exciting programs such as football. Your premier student work program, whether you are a returning student or a new student also continues to change and improve to provide experiences for you to prepare you for life after Berry, either graduate school or your professional work experiences. As Stephen Covey says, ‘begin with the end in mind’ and thoughtfully plan your student work experiences to compliment your academic studies and/or provide you with experiences that are of interest to you. In addition to providing student work experiences which
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DEBBIE HEIDA Vice President of Student Affairs intramural team, go to athletic events. Take the time to get to know the other adults who are here – they teach and work here because they love Berry and they love learning and they love to help students learn. In addition to our outstanding faculty who teach in the classroom, some of our best teachers will be your work supervisors. The faculty and staff at Berry are folks who care about your learning and who also have much to teach you about life. Develop relationships with your fellow students; this will be the foundation for life-long friends. Regularly read a book for pleasure. Use the hammocks. Take a walk up to the House of Dreams – the walk will do you good and the view is phenomenal. Use the fitness center at the Cage. Use your talents here. You have been given skills and talents for a reason – put them to work. Find interesting things to do, add music and art and laughter to our campus. Learn how to make your own fun here; it’s a skill that will serve you well for a lifetime. Find at
Welcome to Berry and to the new academic year. I join others in welcoming the new members of our community and welcoming back those of you for whom this is already home. I encourage you to view your college experience much as the humorist Erma Bombeck viewed life, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” Please use everything we’re giving you – go to class every day, read assignments, get involved in a student organization, go to lectures and concerts and plays, play on an
least one way to serve – stop by Berry College Volunteer Services to learn about the needs in our Rome community and where your talents will make a difference. There are always more things happening on this campus than you could possible do. My least favorite comment from students is that there’s nothing to do here. There’s too much for one person to do here. Please don’t let too many choices become a reason to do nothing. If higher education is one of the things that we purchase and then take advantage of much less than we paid for, be the exception. Four years here goes quickly. (Ask any senior just how fast their first three years have gone.) If you plan well now, you won’t look back with regret about the things you have left undone. If you get involved from the beginning, you’ll quickly find your place at Berry and find much to contribute here and much to love. When you walk across the stage at graduation, be ready to say “I used everything you gave me.” Start now.
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AUGUST 22, 2013
What we wis
MADI MCEVER, Entertainment Editor JUSTIN DAVIS, Asst. Photojournalism Editor
Congratulations! You have now survived move in day, meeting your roommate and you have almost completed Viking Venture. That is no small task. However, you have a lot ahead of you and there are probably some things you are uncertain about. We would now like to give you a few tips about how to survive some of the common problems that can occur while at college. No
Surviving Worst-Case Scenarios:
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What to do if it starts pouring rain on your way to class.
A. Immediately begin to do a raindance. B. Go on a victory charge through the rain and show up to class soaking wet.
What to do if you've watched your entire movie collection.
A. Sit and stare at the white walls of your dorm room.
C. Catch the class bus. The bus drivers are very friendly, and will take you where you need to go. If you can't find the bus, empty trash bags can be fashioned into extremely stylish rain ponchos
B. If you're totally out of movies to watch and need one, the library actually has a great selection. And it's free!
C. Spend your entire paycheck on new movies to watch.
Cool places on and around Berry
Fouche GapIf you enjoy the great outdoors and want to enjoy a free weekend with friends, get a group to go hike around Fouche Gap. There are beautiful views and good hiking trails.
Reservoir- Another great place to hike or bike to, the reservoir
provides pretty scenery. Although you are not allowed to swim in it, you are more than welcome to string up a hammock near the water’s edge and read a book or take a nap.
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Let’s be honest, coffee can be a college student’s best friend. As a refreshing, locally owned alternative to Starbucks, Swift and Finch provides wonderful coffee and tea options, and a great place to relax with friends or study for upcoming exams.
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Do not let the crazy, brightly-colored palm trees scare you off; Las Palmas is one of the best places to go for Mexican food in Rome. It can be a little bit more expensive depending on what you order, but it is worth every penny. For avocado lovers, this is the perfect place to get fresh guacamole tableside. Stop by on Mondays for $1 tacos!
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The Old Mill is a great place you can visit without even leaving campus. Loyal to its name, it is 83 years old and while it is only used once a year on Mountain Day, it is a great place to take pictures with friends or visit alone for quiet meditation. You can reach the old mill by driving, but it is also a nice location to walk or bike to as well.
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your sweet tooth. Honeymoon Bakery makes delicious cupcakes and cookies, and they have gelato for those who prefer cold desserts. Grab a friend and split one of their massive, irresistible cupcakes. Check out your Viking Discount Card for a promotional offer.
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sh we knew as freshmen
matter what your background is, we can guarantee that experiencing college for the first time will present you with “real world” problems that you may have never dealt with before coming to school. Because you have chosen to attend Berry College, you have many resources, and people willing and ready to help you make a smooth transition into college life. This page will give you some insight into handling worst case college scenarios, tell you a few of the Carrier staff's favorite places in and around Berry, and give you some interesting facts about Berry’s history. The Carrier staff would like to welcome you to Berry and share some of the things we wish we had known coming to our school as freshmen. OLIVIA BROWN, Features Editor APRIL HEARN, Asst. Features Editor PAUL WATSON, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN SUMTER, Online Editor APRIL HEARN, Asst. Features Editor
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What to do if your car won't start.
A. Call the Berry Police. They will come jump your car for free. The Berry Police are your friends.
B. Attach a lightning rod to you hood and wait for the next (soon to come) thunderstorm. C. Punch your vehicle incessantly until it starts.
What to do if you get locked out of your room and can't find an RA.
A. Run up and down the hallway screaming, until someone comes to your aid. B. Break down the door.
How to avoid getting lost on your first day.
A. Make sure you know how to navigate the academic buildings ahead of time. Talk to your first year mentor, academic advisor, or an older student ahead of time.
B. Get satellite photos of Berry from the CIA. C. Don't fight it. Embrace the fact that you'll be late to every single class
C. See if there is someone from Housekeeping around. They have a master key for all the rooms in the building and are really helpful.
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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF BERRY'S HISTORY
January 13, 1902: Boys' Industrial School founded; original tuition was $25.00 a term. October 8, 1910: Theodore Roosevelt visits campus.
1930: Berry (Senior) College established. 1932: First senior college class received degrees.
1971: Berry College becomes coeducational.
Fall 2013: Berry College accepts the largest freshman class to date.
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AUGUST 22, 2013
OFFICE FOR INFORMATION ON TECHNOLOGY
The sta of the O ce of Information Technology would like to welcome new and returning students to the 2013-2014 academic school year. Our goal continues to be providing an excellent computing environment which complements learning and enhances the Berry experience. We are pleased to announce current projects aimed to improve the student technology experience. Wireless Network – The project to upgrade wireless across campus has been completed. BerryGuest now utilizes a captive web portal that will redirect users to a website that will assist all Faculty, Sta and Students in connecting to the “Berry” secure wireless network, reset passwords using ReAct and provide general OIT related information. Microsoft O ce - Microsoft O ce is now provided for free through O ce365 Web Apps in Skydrive. Students who wish to purchase the full suite should consider Microsoft O ce University which is available for a signiﬁcantly discounted rate.
Available on campus by appointment for assistance with software issues on personal computers at a rate of $25 per hour. Please email or call for an appointment. Bits_crew@berry.edu, 706-238-5871, Evans 106 (enter from Evans parking lot).
For any other questions please contact the Technical Support Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-238-5838.
IMPORTANT LINKS ■ Student Email – mail.o ce365.com & Skydrive /O ce365 - live.skydrive.com. (Password di erent from AD) ■ Password Reset – react.berry.edu (Active Directory and email passwords) ■ Campus Help Desk – tips.berry.edu (Available on wired or Berry wireless campus network) ■ Schedule, Add/Drop, Course Materials, Calendar, BerryALERT – Vikingweb.berry.edu ■ Policies and Procedures, Computer Labs Schedule, BITS Program, OIT Contacts – Berry.edu/oit Know your network account. “Active Directory” account used for: ■ Log on to lab computers ■ Library and computer lab printing ■ Access to secured wireless (Berry) ■ Student workers using campus computers Please note your network and email passwords by default are separate, but can be changed to be the same if desired. Network ID – FirstName.LastName Email – FirstName.LastName@vikings.b erry.edu
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AUGUST 22, 2013
Berry senior ‘scores’ prestigious internship
MADI MCEVER Entertainment Editor Of course, it is difficult to spend several months in Los Angeles without meeting a few well-known people among the music community. “The world is a much smaller place than I thought,” Ausband said. She saw Steve Perry, lead vocalist of the rock band Journey, and some of the band members from Aerosmith, among others. Ausband was also given the opportunity to collaborate with Austin Wintory, the first composer to win a Grammy nomination for a video game score. According to Ausband, working with Wintory and Finklea was a great experience. “They are incredibly talented in their fields, but also really encouraged me and invested in me,” Ausband said. She said that her experience at Paramount Pictures will help prepare her for a future career in score composition. Ausband had some great advice on how to land a great internship and keep a mindset of success. “Just know that people are valuable and everyone knows something better than you do,” Ausband said. “Value people not for what they can do for you, but what you can learn from them.”
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Spotify legalizes the luxury of free streaming and listening
COMMENTARY BY CHELSEA HOAG Assistant Graphics Editor We all remember our first concert, the goosebumps and electric energy. Hopefully, the glow of phones and cameras didn’t block the view. Instead, I hope you remember what is truly important, the music. How we listen to music has evolved over the decades and with a click of a mouse, the search for the perfect song continues. We live in a new millennium containing endless access to almost every song on the planet and consequently downgrading the value of hard copies. Programs like Napster took the music community by storm in the early 2000s using peer-to-peer file sharing and put record companies in constant struggle to make money. Now, hardly any college student is willing to pay $15 for a CD when it can be found for free with a little bit of digging. The challenge is convincing people to pay for music again, and an application as prolific as Netflix is making doing so easier and better than piracy. Within the past five years, new methods of listening developed: Rhapsody, Pandora, Songza, iHeartRadio and SoundCloud. However, Spotify takes the best components of all applications and morphs them into one userfriendly database. Developed out of Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, Spotify makes more than 20 million songs available in a matter of seconds. Advertisements annoy free users on a regular basis; but premium users who never see ads can access Spotify on their smartphone and even listen offline. Premium users pay a monthly $10 to listen to higher quality music and have exclusive content like pre-release albums. A sleek look makes navigation fairly selfexplanatory; simply enter the name of an artist, album, or song in the search engine located in the top left. Many unique features separate Spotify from its competitors. Everyday, it recommends new music based upon what you have recently listened to with a feature called “Discover.” The “App Finder” explores applications found on smart phones like “Listen Language,” which provides 25 different languages from hundreds of free audio classes and incorporates them directly into the left sidebar. “TuneWiki” makes learning lyrics to one of your new favorite song instant by scrolling through the words kara-
For many aspiring young musicians, having the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest film score composers in the industry is a lofty dream. For senior music major Hannah Ausband, it is a reality. Over the summer, Ausband was give the opportunity to intern at Paramount Pictures and learn about what it takes to score films. Of course, major internships like this do not typically happen by accident. When Ausband expressed interest in the art of scoring films, Harry Musselwhite, Senior Lecturer in the Music Department, connected Ausband with John Finklea, one of the top music editors in Hollywood. Finklea was able to help Ausband obtain an internship in the music department at Paramount Pictures. “My internship was a lot of researching music for movies,” Ausband said. This involved reading scripts, making potential playlists and sending them to directors and filmmakers. “It really gave me a much better understanding of the film industry and how music is a part of that,” Ausband said.
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Senior music major Hannah Ausband worked as an intern with Paramount Pictures this summer alongside some of the top music editors in Hollywood.
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oke style in sync with whatever song you are playing. Spotify is mostly known for the ability to drag songs into a “queue” and make personal playlists linkable to social networks and Facebook friends. Think of instant messaging, but with music. You can show off your good taste by sharing playlists catered to a theme or mood. Such a consumer friendly application is revolutionizing the way we listen to music and gives artists global exposure. It is putting money back into the music industry as well. However, there is some criticism. Because bands get paid per play, smaller and independent artists are not getting compensated enough compared to iTunes. Spotify recognizes this and is working on the distribution of royalties to better accommodate them. Whether you are making a playlist to get pumped for a music festival or staying in for the night and petting your cat, Spotify is a necessity, especially in college.
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AUGUST 22, 2013
Design on a dime: dorm edition
Have you been waiting to find the perfect accessory to set your dorm room apart from the rest? Well, you can stop searching because your solution is here! There are so many creative, affordable ideas that can take your generic dorm room from drab to fab. Try one of these MADI MCEVER Entertainment Editor projects next time your space needs a facelift. All of the supplies can be found at your local arts and crafts or hardware store. Every project shown can be made for less than five dollars, and requires little to no crafting experience. The best part is that, unlike purchasing room decor at the store, each of these projects can be personalized to reflect your personal taste.
“Home is where the heart is” string art
Mason jar lamp
Supplies: Smooth-sided jar Decorative craft tape/ “Washi” tape Battery-operated tea light Ribbon/ optional embellishments
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(This piece of art was created by junior Alex Brizzi. It adorns the wall of her townhouse, and shows that her home is here in Mount Berry, GA.) Supplies: 12x12” sheet of wood Paint Hammer and nails Twine/String Instructions: 1. Paint sheet of wood desired color. 2. Trace state of shape onto wood and hammer nails 1-2 cm. apart, all around the shape. 3. Hammer nails in the shape of a heart in the area of your home city. 4. With twine, weave back and forth from the border of the state to the heart inside the state. Tie off the ends when finished.
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JUSTIN DAVIS, Asst. Photojournalism Editor
Instructions: 1. Wrap jar in craft tape. Make it interesting by alternating colors and patterns. 2. Place tea light in the bottom of the jar. 3. Embellish as desired with ribbon or other supplies.
Picture frame dry-erase board
Supplies: Picture frame with glass front Notebook paper Ribbon or other embellishments Instructions: 1. Remove any mat or insert from frame. 2. Trim notebook paper to size and place in frame. 3. Embellish as desired. 4. Use dry-erase marker to write messages or lists on front glass.
JUSTIN DAVIS, Asst. Photojournalism Editor
JUSTIN DAVIS, Asst. Photojournalism Editor
Supplies: Cardboard Letter Mod Podge ® Fabric, ribbon, burlap, scrapbook paper, etc. Instructions: 1. Apply Mod Podge® to cardboard letter. 2. Decorate as desired. 3. Let dry completely before hanging. on wall.
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Richards Gym renovations complete, brings new facilities
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor Renovations of Richards Gym have been completed and is available for use by the students, faculty and staff. Football head coach Tony Kunczewski said the primary purposes for the renovation was to provide an additional training facility to the Cage Center, to add offices for athletics around campus, to compliment and provide for the incoming football program and to upgrade the 77 year-old gym. “It would have been a shame to demolish Richards,” Kunczewski said. “There is so much meaning and history behind the building. It was constructed by students with local bricks. The bricks were laid by the students. Richards was the Cage Center before the Cage Center even existed, essentially.” Richards Gym was constructed by students in 1936 primarily off of a $50,000 donation. Following the news of Berry adding an intercollegiate football program, it was speculated that the gym was going to be demolished to make way for new facilities. “There were many relieved people, particularly alumni, when they heard news that Richards was not going to be demolished,” Kunczewski said. Construction and renovation began in late February and was an ongoing process throughout the summer. All the major facilities, locker rooms and offices were completed by the end of June. Athletics was able to move into the gym by the beginning of July. The idea of renovating Richards Gym rather than demolishing it became attractive due to its 33,000 square feet of space. Four thousand two hundred square feet have been transformed into a strength and conditioning weight room. The players also
AUGUST 22, 2013
Richards Gym has been renovated to provide an array of new and upgraded facilities for the Berry community. Not only will the students and staff have access, but the renovated gym will facilitate workouts and training for athletics on campus as well. showed enthusiasm with the renovations. “Richards is awesome,” sophomore wide receiver Jay Anderson said. “It is going to benefit many of the sports teams by attracting more recruits and allowing for current athletes to train harder and safer. Additionally, it provides Richards with a new purpose.” Other major renovations to the gym include office suites for athletics including football, lacrosse, and tennis, as well as offices for the Berry Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD) workers. Locker rooms for the teams occupying the gym have also been built. In addition to weights, offices and the locker room, an indoor multi-purpose space that the teams can use for practice and can double for intramural activities was included. The intramural fields behind the gym were also converted into practice fields. “This is good for Berry athletics and the Berry community as a whole,” Kunczewski said. “With Richards renovated, the community has access to a whole new and separate strength and conditioning center, a refurbished basketball gym and a upgraded and renovated dance studio, among the additions. The renovations and re-opening should also alleviate some of the congestion in the Cage Center during the year, since it is open to any student.”
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AUGUST 22, 2013
Berry hires new athletic director, assistant athletic director
PAUL WATSON Editor-in-Chief Tom Hart has joined the Berry community as the new athletic director. Hart recently moved from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. where he was a part of the athletics department for 21 years, 19 of which he served as the athletic director. Under his administration, the athletic department grew from eight sports to 16 sports, and the number of student athletes nearly doubled, growing from 72 students to 120. His student athletes did not just excel on the field, however. The athletes who participated while Hart was athletic director had a 10 percent higher graduation rate than non-athlete students. After doing so much at Webster, Hart said it was time to move on. “You take programs as far as you can, then you look for new horizons,” Hart said. The institution itself was one of the main reasons Hart said he chose Berry. “The ‘head, heart and hands’ mission, basketball head coach to assistant athletic director. Taylor said the new position has been challenging but exciting. “It’s been a bit of a learning curve for me,” Taylor said. “A lot of things I’m doing for the facilities is different now. I’ve been here since the Cage opened, so I’ve seen how the buildings run for a while, but now I’m more a part of it.” Vice President of Student Affairs Debbie Heida said she was excited to see Hart come to campus. “I am pleased to welcome Tom to Berry as he comes with significant Division III experience and is regarded as a leader within the NCAA,” Heida said, according to berryvikings.com. “Dr. Hart has been a tireless advocate for student-athlete academic achievement and the integration of athletes into the entire college experience. Tom’s commitment to educating the whole student matches Berry’s mission of educating the head, the heart, and the hands. I am excited about the energy and passion for athletics that he brings to Berry.”
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CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor
CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor
Tom Hart (left) was named the new athletic director at Berry. Hart came from Webster University, where he worked as the athletic director for 19 years. Derek Taylor (right) took over as Vikings basketball head coach last season before being promoted to assistant athletic director this year. along with the legacy of Christian values, really fit in with my beliefs,” Hart said. Joining Hart in athletic administration, Derek Taylor has moved from Vikings
Lady Vikings volleyball practices, aims for championship
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor The Lady Vikings Volleyball team has returned to the court in preparation for the 2013 season with the hopes for a chance to play for a national championship. Prior to this season’s official practices, the Lady Vikings went through spring and summer practices and training to stay sharp both in play and overall fitness. “We really just hit the ground for this season’s practices,” senior middle blocker Clarissa Brekke said. “Based off spring and summer practices, I am impressed. If we follow the game plan and do what the coaches ask, we will be successful during the season. I am very excited for the season.” During the 2012 season, the Lady Vikings amassed an overall record of 27 wins to five losses and a conference record of 13 wins and only one loss. The Lady Vikings carried their regular season success over into the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Championship in November where they became SAA conference champions after a 3-1 win over the Millsaps College Majors in the championship match. The Lady Vikings won the first set of the game with a close score of 25-22 before winning the second set 25-16. Although the Majors rallied back in the third set, and took an 18-9 lead on their way to winning the set 25-22, the Lady Vikings capped off the match by taking the fourth and final set 25-12. “Last year was a result of the hard work put in by the team as well as the teams that came before them,” volleyball head coach Mika Robinson said. “Our theme this season is ‘Leave a Legacy,’ so we are focused on not only building on last season, but also continuing to raise standards for Berry volleyball.” The Lady Vikings are in the process of building new chemistry as a team, and the veteran players are impressed with the progress they have seen. “So far, practice is going very well,” senior outside hitter Sarah Steffan said. “I am pleasantly surprised at how well it has gone and how we have bonded already. Hopefully we stay disciplined and focused and it will keep going so well.” This season will mark the Lady Vikings’ first season of eligibility to compete for the NCAA Division-III National Championship. “We are finally eligible for the NCAA national tournament this year, and we could not be more excited about it.” Robinson said. “We set a goal to win a national championship when we first made the move to D-III, and we have certainly been working towards that goal over the last few years. There is no doubt that this is a special group, and I fully expect them to be in the hunt for that championship in November.” The Lady Vikings will take the court on Saturday at 4 p.m. where they will face the Alumni. Their first official regular season match will take place on Friday, Aug. 30 where they will face the State University of New York at New Paltz Hawks in the first round of the annual Christopher Newport University tournament in Newport News, Virginia.
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Lady Vikings head coach Mika Robinson serves the ball to her players in a player-coach practice. This year marks the Lady Viking’s first season of eligibility for the NCAA Division-III national championships.
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Vikings have first fully-padded football practice
AUGUST 22, 2013
The Vikings run a play at their first full-padded practice of the season. For the first few days of practice, the players only wore portions of their padding in order to get acclimated to practice and tackling again. The first game of the season will be against Maryville College at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Barron Stadium.
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AUGUST 22, 2013
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The youngest members of the Berry family made their way into their new homes on August 21st. The Berry Bellhops assisted families all morning to help make the transition as smooth as possible from one home to another. Berry’s largest freshman class will participate in Viking Venture until classes begin.
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CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor
CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor
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