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The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

The Colonnade
Friday April 10, 2009 - www.GCSUnade.com - Volume 85, No. 23

News
Star gazing in
Herty
New planetarium
proivdes a look at the
night sky
Page 2
Graphic by Claire Kersey

Lake Sinclair region shaken by two tremors


GCSU professors
earn tenure
12 faculty members
approved by the Board by Corey Dickstein later and registered only a 2.2. Senior Spanish major Danielle Thomas
of Regents for tenure Senior Reporter The Richter scale classifies earthquakes spent the earlier part of the day at the lake.
into one of seven categories based on intensi- “It was weird to think that an earthquake
Page 3 A pair of earthquakes rattled the Lake Sin- ty. The first quake fell into the minor category, happened shortly after I left,” she said. “I
Features clair area Saturday afternoon according to re- and the subsequent quake registered in the mi- didn’t know that an earthquake could even
Self-esteem week ports from the United States Geological Sur- cro category. happen there until I saw it on the news the next
vey. Strong earthquakes occur when the mag- day.”
hits campus The initial quake struck at 4:45 p.m., and nitude falls between 6 and 6.9, major quakes In fact, according to USGS’s Web site
GCSU’s counseling registered a 3.1 magnitude on the Richter range from 7 to 7.9 and any reading above 8 is
center dedicates a week scale. The second quake occurred ten minutes considered a great quake. Earthquake Page 5

Faculty Man shot at


to self-esteem
Page 9

budget downtown
one step Budget Inn
away
by Claire Dykes
Senior Reporter

International Club A shooting was reported Monday April, 6,


at the Budget Inn, a building many students
embraces diversity by Matt Chambers frequently walk past, across from the Golden
RSO provides a Senior Reporter Pantry on East Hancock Street, at around 11:30
cultural experience for p.m., according to a Milledgeville police re-
all students A special funding initiative that would port.
Page 9 provide $1.237 million dollars to be used Jeremy Dixon, a 32-year-old Milledgeville
to retain 21 of the university’s faculty po- resident, was found “bleeding from an apparent
Sports sitions for GCSU has made it through the gunshot wound to his upper left arm and pos-
Georgia General Assembly and now awaits sible gunshot wound to his chin and lower lip,”
Letter to Braves the signature of Georgia’s governor, Sonny according to the police report.
Perdue. “A strong pungent odor of marijuana” came
fans President Dorothy Leland said the funds from the room where the incident was reported,
The Side Line asks are used to help promote the mission of according to the reporting officer.
Atlanta supporters to Georgia’s only public liberal arts univer- Several occupants of the inn heard three con-
show out this season sity. secutive gunshots fired in a room near where
Page 13 “Part of what our mission is about is Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer they were staying. When police arrived at the
having enough faculty so that most of our Ennis Hall is currently home to the GIVE Cen- scene, the bystanders pointed toward a wide
classes aren’t huge ones, and also so that ter, where students, faculty and staff become open door with blood on the ground leading to
our faculty can participate in what I like to involved in campus wide, local community, the room, according the police.
call learning beyond the classroom oppor- national and international volunteer efforts. Dixon said he opened the door and saw a fe-
tunities,” Leland said. “So this funding has male he recognized, but did not know her name.
supported or currently supports 21 faculty The move would unify the art offices He then noticed two males with her, one of
positions.” and classrooms and provide more appro- which proceeded to pull out a pistol and begin
The special funding initiative is actually priate facilities for the students. firing at Dixon, according to police.
part of the state’s own budget and has been Leland feels that the Assembly chose The report stated Dixon and the shooter began
since 2004. This year’s funding faced many the initiative over Ennis Hall’s renovation to struggle outside in the parking lot of
challenges in both chambers of the General based on the university’s more immediate the inn while others in the park-
Assembly due to low state revenue. needs. ing lot ran toward East
Lawmakers were forced to try and cut “I think that this very tight budget year, Hancock Street.
billions of dollars from the state’s budget— and a decision was made that what is most Dixon proceeded
a process that caused difficult choices to be important to Georgia College right now is to take the pistol
made. to not lose that strategic funding initiative from the shoot-
One victim of budget reduction was GC- money,” Leland said. er and put it in
Business as usual SU’s own Ennis Hall. Ennis Hall, currently
Baseball wins two Bill Fisher, chair of the art department, the bathroom
the home of the GIVE center, was on the said the art department fully supported pre- trashcan in the
series this week, budget to be renovated and the new home venting any job loss, even if it meant losing room where
holds first in PBC of the art department, but the General As- the Ennis Hall funding. the attack be-
Page 13 sembly chose not to fund the reno- “The art department let President Leland gan. Officers ar-
vation. know that we were in total support,” Fisher rived on the scene
The art department said. “The saving of jobs comes first.” soon after.
Weekend Weather Check out isin currently scattered
old houses on the
Despite setbacks, the plans to renovate Emergency
Ennis Hall are still in the works for next Medical Services
Fri. Sat. Sun. pg. 6 for our edge of campus. Ac- year. took Dixon to
cording to Leland,
egg-celent the current facili- Leland remains optimistic about Ennis
Hall’s future.
Oconee Regional
Medical Center’s
contest ties are “really in-
adequate to meet the
“I’m hoping to be able to get money to Emergency
continue the planning for Ennis hall and
76 78 73 instructional needs of Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer Room follow-
the department of art.” ing the inci-
59 49 53 Budget Page 5 dent.
40% 20% 10%
www.weather.com
Information technology field above economic worries

11.8
by Allison Bramlett It is believed that between 2004 and
Staff Reporter 2014, there will be an increase in em-
ployment of 453,000 jobs, totaling to
Information technology majors can 1.6 million jobs and a growth rate of 3.4
throw their economic worries aside– at percent.
1964 least compared to all other majors on
campus.
Out of the nine fastest-growing jobs
that require a bachelor’s degree, five of The percentage of women who
The last year in
Statistics from the U.S. Department of
Labor have predicted that careers in in-
them are in information technology. The
DOL identifies information technology received bachelor’s degrees in
which Milledgeville
formation technology and related fields
will be the fastest-growing occupations
jobs as computer experts – such as pro-
grammers, network analysts, database
computer science in 2008
felt an earthquake by 2010. managers and software engineers – but
According to the Employment & any technological occupation is sure to
Training Administration in the DOL, see growth. soUrce: coMpUtinG research
“employment of computer and informa- In addition, what the DOL considers association
tion systems managers is expected to the information technology industry is
usgs.gov
grow between 18 to 26 percent for all
occupations through the year 2014.” Graphic by Claire Kersey
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Not so long ago, in a planetarium not so


far, far away...
by Matt Kuhl dent technology fees. The plane- The planetarium consists of assistance it will provide in
Staff Reporter tarium may be accessed through a Digitarium projector and a classroom lectures.
the Natural History Museum in computer loaded with software “It’s an effective tool for as-
GCSU students will now be the back of Herty Hall. called Stellarium. According to tronomy labs and students. I
able to see the stars in the sky, Many other Kim, Stellarium think they can gain a better
even when the sky won’t co-
operate, thanks to the recently
schools can’t “You don’t need is free software grasp of the subject in the lab
afford to have to be in our Physics that anyone than without it, because the
opened planetarium. such equip- could have on planetarium provides a nice
The planetarium, a 20-foot ment on their program, or Chem- their personal simulation of the sky. We have
wide metal dome in a room
in Herty Hall, has been in the
campus. istry or science ma- computer. It something similar on a com-
works for around 10 years, said
“There are
places a lot big-
jors. It can be any has a number
of features and
puter, but having it on a screen
where you only see a piece of
Dr. Donovan Domingue, asso- ger than GCSU person who has an abilities that the sky at a time, it’s not at all
ciate professor of physics and that don’t have interest in astrono- make it useful, the same,” Domingue said. “It
astronomy. a planetarium,” my, who wants to re- including a fea- makes explaining the sky and
“They set the room aside for said Dr. Agnes ture that allows the motions of the Earth and
that purpose, and when I was Kim, assistant search the night sky users to create the planets, and it makes them
hired seven years ago, I was told professor of and talk about what guided tours. much easier to do it inside of a
that part of my responsibility
would be to help turn that into
physics and as- constellations are “Rather than dome.”
something,” Domingue said.
tronomy. “For
instance, I went up or one of your lect every ob-
having to se- Some of the other features that
Dr. Kim thinks will be helpful
Domingue added that the to the Univer- favorite objects.” ject that I want include the ability to see the po-
technology powering the plan- sity of Texas to show, I just sitions of stars during the day,
etarium had become cheaper in
seven years, allowing for the
at Austin, and
you’d think
-Dr. Agnes Kim press play and
I can talk while
the ability to speed up the pro-
gression of time and the ability
purchase of more sophisticated they’d have ev- the program is to see what the sky looks like at
technology than would have erything. They running,” said different places in the world.
originally been possible. don’t have a Kim.
Funds for the planetarium planetarium. So this is some- One of the advantages of the
came from the Chemistry and thing that we are very fortunate planetarium, according to both
Physics Department, the E.J. to have.” professors, is the visual Planetarium. Page 4
Grassmann Trust and the stu-
Graphic by Lee Sandow

Outdoor Education facilities


offer activities for all students
by Katelen Hebert The East Campus facilities serve the GCSU fac-
Senior Reporter ulty, staff and students as well as members of the
surrounding community. Director of the Outdoor
As rock climbing and outdoor adventure activi- Education Center Jeff Turner feels that the Center
ties are quickly growing to be one of the most popu- provides many beneficial opportunities to the com-
lar sports, the weather has been fit to allow GCSU munity.
to begin using their Outdoor Education Center again “The Outdoor Education Center provides a range
this spring. of outdoor education experiences for Georgia Col-
The center is located on East Campus overlook- lege students as well as the bigger community,
ing Lake Laurel and offers a variety of outdoor ac- typically through organized groups,” Turner said. Katelyn Hebert / Staff Photographer
tivities including a low challenge course, a 25-ele- “There is not as much individual involvement, but East Campus, located off of Highway 22 toward Sparta, Ga., is
ment high challenge course and a Tango Tower with
home to Lake Laurel, ropes courses and other outdoor activities.
two climbing walls. Outdoor Ed. Page 5
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Continued from
Fastest Growing Careers in Georgia 12 professors earn tenure
Page 1... 1. Network Systems and Data
just the beginning. Communication Analysts
by Tim Graham
Staff Reporter What Tenure Means...
More than 90 percent 2. Computer Software Engineers, Two professors talk about what tenure means
of information technol- Twelve GCSU Profes- to them.
ogy workers are em- Applications
ployed outside of what sors have earned tenure
3. Home Health Aides Tenure to me repre-
is mainly considered in the 2009-2010 aca-
demic school year. sents recognition of
to be the information 4. Computer Software Engineers,
Tenure can be defined the contributions I’ve
technology industry. Systems Software
Information technol- as guaranteeing faculty made as a faculty
ogy experts are needed 5. Physician Assistants members teaching at a member to my stu-
in nearly every compa- university with a job. dents, my campus, and
ny because computing Bolded careers are in the I.T. industry. Tenure at GCSU is con- my profession. It also
and computer science sidered for any profes- is motivation for me to serve in even greater
are a part of almost every sor after five years. It is
aspect of life. capacities in the future.
“All businesses and all organiza- based on their teaching Jeff Turner,
tions have become dependent on sOUrce: skills, academic scholar- Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education
computer technology for all their GacOlleGe411.OrG ship and service to both
communication,” said Dr. Gerald the school and commu- Receiving tenure at
Graphic by Claire Kersey and Matt Chambers Georgia College en-
Adkins, information technology and nity.
marketing chair and professor. “It is Jason Stover, a Math- ables me join our dedi-
not really the size of the company that key Kong and Mario, was employed as ematics Professor who cated faculty in distinc-
dictates whether the business is totally an artist by Nintendo when it was just a was also promoted to As- tive and distinguished
dependent on computer technology.” toy company. He had no programming
sociate Professor, earned service to our students
From online shopping and banking experience when he was asked to cre- tenure, but doesn’t fore-
to communication systems within a ate one of Nintendo’s first coin-oper- and our state. I have
see himself changing
company, qualified workers are needed ated arcade games. Now Miyamoto is been touched to realize that so many col-
to run and maintain the necessary in- considered the father of modern video what he does in the near leagues, my dean, and our president carefully
frastructures. Unfortunately, even with games. future.
read the documents I submitted.
information technology being so lucra- Even with the growth that has already “The tenure system
occurred in the information technology Dr. Elaine Whitaker,
tive, there are still not enough qualified is a system designed to
people to fill the needed positions. field, one thing has stayed the same – protect teachers from be- Professor of English, English Department
“We’re hurting,” said Adkins. its low diversity. Computer science and ing fired for unpopular Chair
Adkins also said that with every- information technology, like math and decisions that they may
thing going electronic and the early engineering, are predominantly male
Graphic by Claire Kersey
have,” Stover said.
baby boomers nearing retirement, the majors. In 2008, women who received Since this is a liberal
demand for information technology a bachelor’s degree in computer science arts school, the focus is
dean of faculty. and qualified teachers
workers will increase further. remained around 11.8 percent. The dean of faculty around for a while.
In fact, according to an article from Kelly Rickman, a junior computer more on how each pro- then makes a recommen- Douglas O’Grady, a
The New York Times, computer science science major, said that the major may fessor teaches, rather dation to the president professor focusing on
and industry executives have warned in deter women because it appears com- than the research that of the university, in our Music Therapy, also be-
the past that a drop in science and engi- plicated. they have done as it is lieves that receiving ten-
case Dr. Dorothy Leland,
neering students would hurt the United “As with anything, though, once at other schools such as
you’ve been introduced to it and it be- who then sends a recom- ure provides some com-
States’ ability to compete in the global Georgia Tech. mendation to the Board fort for the professors.
economy. Therefore, they believe this comes more familiar to you, the mys-
tery disappears,” Rickman said. “There At each college and of Regents of the Univer- “To get tenure is very
growth in information technology and university, the exact pro-
computer science to be significant. is also a lot of math involved, which I sity System of Georgia, important, especially
cess to receive tenure which approves a profes- now with this economic
Experts believe that even with the think drives both men and women away, varies in different ways.
tough economy and outsourcing, in- but more so women.” sor for tenure. climate,” O’Grady said.
formation technology graduates will Dr. Gita Phelps, an associate profes- Once a professor applies There is no pay raise The tenure system can
continue to be in significant demand, sor in computer science and alumna of for tenure at GCSU, it is with tenure. It is meant to be abused as well; how-
according to an article in the Atlanta GCSU, was the first female at the Uni- run through a number of preserve academic free- ever, Stover mentioned,
Journal-Constitution. versity of Georgia to hold a doctorate in committees first, start- dom to be used as a mo- as teachers with tenure
“Outsourcing was a scare initially, computer science. ing with the professor’s tivational tool and a job need extenuating circum-
until we got experience with outsourc- Phelps is part of the Academic Ad- respective school or col-
visory Committee on Computing Dis- guarantee. It is expensive stances to be fired.
ing and have seen that the kind of jobs lege. It then goes to the to hire new professors at “There is a risk if
our computer science graduates go to ciplines, a committee under the Board
dean of that school or any school, so tenure is
and are prepared to do… are not out- of Regents. Phelps, along with Adkins, college, followed by the
sourced,” Adkins said. GCSU’s committee representative, is used to keep experienced Tenure Page 5
Already, computer science programs trying to help diversify computer sci-
in universities across the nation have ence.
seen an increase in enrollment for the “There is interest and concern to look
first time in the last six years. The pro- at the under-representation issue and to
gram saw growth during the Internet encourage women to enter [computer
boom, but has dropped about 50 per- science],” said Adkins.
cent since 2000. He also said that over the years, some
Adkins predicts about 14 of GCSU’s of his top students have been female.
incoming freshmen will declare com- With the future looking bright for the
puter science as their major. information technology industry, Rick-
In 2003, the ETA created a High man, Adkins and Phelps hope it will
Growth Job Training Initiative. It was bring more women to the field.
created to help workers take advantage “Hopefully, more women will enter
of the increasing opportunities in “high the field as the world becomes more
growth, high demand and economically and more dependent on technology,”
vital sectors of the American economy” Rickman said.
by giving workers the training and skills
necessary to succeed in careers that lack
qualified people, such as information
technology. The ETA has invested over
$8.5 million in the information technol- This eggs-
ogy industry.
Despite the stereotypes, the informa- traordinary
tion technology field is not just about
sitting at a desk and writing line after person is our
university his-
line of code.
“Some of the most productive and
successful people in the video gaming
industry have never written a line of torian.
code,” said Adkins. “They are the cre-
ative, artistic, imaginative storytellers,
and they are part of a team that devel-
ops computer games.”
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Don-
4 The Colonnade News April 10, 2009

25 annual Relay for Life Planetarium


Continued from Page 2...

“We have to convince stu-


dents that stars are still in the
sky while the sun is, that the
stars move in the course of a
night, and we can do that with
this (software).”
Domingue hopes that the
planetarium will be something
that any GCSU student might
want to use, regardless of ma-
jor.
“Students are welcome to
volunteer to run the shows,
they just have to see me if they
want to do that. If they like
astronomy, even if they don’t
want to be astronomers, it’s
still a great teaching opportu-
nity,” said Domingue.
“You don’t need to be in our
Physics program, or Chemistry
or science majors,” Kim said.
“It can be any person who has
an interest in astronomy, who
wants to research the night Sean Noah/ Staff Photographer
sky and talk about what con- David Patterson, a biology graduate student, takes
advantage of the GCSU planetarium, located in the
stellations are up or one of
bottom floor of Herty Hall.
your favorite objects.”

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The top volunteer will be honored on April 30

Name Organization Hours volunteered


Belinda Dennis Best Buddies 871
Ashley Whiteside Young Life 547
Travis Davidson GIVE Center 464
Meghan Hewitt GIVE Center 453
Krista Megan White Phi Mu 447
Megan McGuire Gamma Sigma Sigma 423
Kaitlyn Prince Phi Mu 418
Katelyn Hebert/ Staff Photographer Jennifer Andrew Chemistry Club 407
Milledgevile’s Relay for Life was held at a new location this year, South Creek, 2949
Highway 441 South, instead of the Walter B. Williams park on Highway 22 where it has Adam Gilhouse BSOA 402
been held in years past. Amy Mitchell Delta Zeta 358
Look in next week’s Colonnade for the full story on the 2009 Relay for Life.
SoUrCe: gIVe Center
April 10, 2009 News The Colonnade 5
Mellow Mushroom takes root Outdoor Ed. prised of a leadership staff made up
of both graduate and undergraduate
students as well as GCSU faculty and
Continued from Page 2... staff that focus on making the experi-
by Claire Dykes com, click on the icon of ence positive for the entire group.
Senior Reporter Georgia, follow the links we do have other groups we work “All of the programs we do are
to the Lake Oconee loca- with like Venture Out.” custom programs; these can be any-
Mellow Mushroom will tion, and fill out the appli- The Center provides an outlet for thing from challenge courses, ropes
soon be sporting a new cation. outdoor education, training and group courses or weekend recreation, to
location, Milledgeville. Along with Kitchen, development. They offer a number of leadership weekends,” Turner said.
The new pizza joint David Hudson will co- technical workshops. Some upcom- “I encourage students to think about
is in the building pro- own the new location. ing workshops scheduled include a the needs in their organizations, and
cess, but will be open to Sarah Bachelor and Da- tree climbing workshop, a leave no we can get together and address those
the right of Chili’s at the vid Hudson will be the trace trainer course and a wilderness so that the group can reach its highest
bottom of the Wal-Mart managers. first responder course. Caroline Toy, potential.”
parking lot in five to six Management is still the program coordinator for the Out- Healthwise, these courses are also
months, according to co- in the process of decid- door Education Center, is in charge very beneficial to the body. Rock
owner Stephen Kitchen. ing whether they will be of scheduling all of the events. climbing alone helps develop and
Beer lovers will be accepting Bobcat cards, “We do contract programming tone muscles, improve flexibility,
happy to hear that the said Bachelor. at a pretty reasonable rate. We offer improve balance and coordination
new restaurant will have “We are excited about a variety of options such as a chal- and burn calories. The abounding
a selection of 24 types of becoming a part of the lenge course, both high and low; we health benefits and extensive facility
beer available on draft. GCSU community and can do paddling, canoeing and kaya- space at East Campus help to make
The Milledgeville fran- hope everyone comes king on Lake Sinclair and sometimes the Outdoor Center a prime place for
chise is currently starting out to support us,” said overnight trips,” Toy said. “We have groups to build leadership skills and
to hire. To apply for a job, Kitchen. Graphic by Claire Kersey capacity to do backpacking climbing team unity.
log onto MellowJobs. and caving trips as well.” The GCSU Outdoor Education
Center is especially focused on gear-
One of the main reasons rock ing activities toward the goals of a
climbing and outdoor adventure group. Anyone from a Greek life or-
Earthquake nior information systems major, heard rumors
of seismic activity but were unsure whether to courses have become so popular is
the flexibility of the sport. In the past,
ganization, a dorm, an RSA or any
other group can get in touch with the
believe them.
Continued from Page 1... “I was at work and I heard a lady come in rock climbing has been a sport for Center and they will cater specifi-
and say something about it, but I didn’t know those who lived around mountains or cally to the group’s needs. If anyone
earthquakes can occur anytime but are more if it was real,” Patel said. “I thought she was had the resources available. With the is interested in getting involved but
common along fault lines making them very kidding.” introduction of man-made walls and does not have a group to do so with,
rare in Central Georgia. This was not the first earthquake to hit the different types of adventure courses the Center also provides courses for
However, earthquakes like Saturday’s can area. such as the GCSU Outdoor Center, individual enrollment.
be felt at much greater distances than those According to USGS, Milledgeville was the sport is becoming increasingly “We have a wilderness first re-
that occur along fault lines, USGS said. A struck by an earthquake on June 17, 1872. recognized. sponse medicine course anyone can
magnitude 4 earthquake can often be felt as The quake reportedly was felt as a “sharp Another thing attracting a large sign up for, but we do have a special
far away as 60 miles away. shock” and jarred brick buildings and rattled crowd is the added physical benefits student rate. This course is really
The first quake’s epicenter was directly be- windows. these courses can provide. useful for anyone involved in sum-
low Lake Sinclair and felt in the Milledgeville Another earthquake occurred in Haddock, Junior psychology major Amanda mer camps or anyone who likes to
area, seven miles away. Ga., about 14 miles east of Milledgeville, on Smith enjoys reaping the physical recreate outdoors,” Toy said. “It’s
World of Wings employee Shon Basley felt March 12, 1964. USGS reported that the benefits of these types of out- really helpful for first aid and safety
a sudden rumble. quake could be felt in four surrounding door exercises. outdoors.”
“I didn’t know what it was,” Basley said. counties in a 400-square-mile area. “I don’t get to climb Sophomore psychology major
“Me and my mom thought it was a plane fly-
ing low.”
Katelyn Hebert contributed to writ-
ing this aricle.
You must often, but I love the
physical challenge
Evin Winkelman has heard a lot
about the Center and is looking for-
Other students, such as Vishel Patel, a se- have eggs-actly of it,” Smith said.
“When I reach
ward to her first experience there.
“I love adventure and mostly the
this average or the top, there’s a challenge of rock climbing, but my

Budget catalogs, online further reduced the strong sense of favorite part is repelling.” Winkel-
amount spent on printing. higher to make accomplishment
knowing that I
man said. “One of the groups I am
involved in is thinking of doing some
Travel and conference trips have
Continued from Page 1... also been cut to further save funds. the Dean’s List. pushed myself to
my limit.”
leadership training at the Outdoor
Center. I am excited about doing
The university has even eliminated some activities there because no mat-
do the completion of architectural draw- 11 administrative positions to reduce This sense of
success is one of ter what you are interested in, there is
ings so that when it gets funded next year budget strains. an option for everyone.”
that we’ll be ready as soon as the money the things that makes
“All of us who lost those positions these outdoor courses
comes in to begin construction,” Leland are adding the responsibilities that were so popular. The East
said. under them to our jobs,” Leland said. Campus courses are com-
Art students are already excited about “We’re working harder, longer and hope-
the future move of the department. fully smarter as a result.”
“It’ll be nice to have a new building Students feel that the positions kept
because the old building has some spots once the initiative passes would be ben-
that are a little worrisome,” freshman eficial to the university.
Sara Rincon said. “We already have a staff shortage with
The Ennis Hall renovation request and the increase of students and mandatory
special funding initiative come during a classes, so I believe the funding is appro-
time in which GCSU’s budget is being priate,” freshman Emily Thompson said.
cut. The latest estimate is a 12.3 percent “It’s a good thing to have more teach-
reduction in next year’s budget. ers stay so that students can get the teach-
The university has made adjustments ers and classes they need,” sophomore
to cope with the upcoming budget de- Sarah Mann said.
crease. Other students were more focused on
Printing costs have been a main focus the initiative’s effect on their own finan-
for saving money. Changing three-col- cial realities.
ored pamphlets and fliers to two-colored “(The initiative passing) is great I
or even black and white has helped reduce think, but I just hope I don’t have to pay
costs. Putting resources, like academic an extra $100,” junior Will Jones said.

Tenure professor not fulfilling


their duties after receiv-
continue to take pride in
their profession.
ing tenure is a risk that “I always try to make
Continued from Page 3...
accompanies it. How- things better,” O’Grady
ever, the job security and said. “Now they’ve got
someone decides to stop
responsibility that comes me as a committed pro-
teaching or doing re-
with it continues to make fessor. It’s a commitment
search; it’s hard to get rid
professors such as Stover both ways.”
of them,” Stover said.
and O’Grady strive to
The possibility of a
receive tenure as well as
Opinion
Friday, April 10, 2009 www.GCSUnade.com
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor in Chief, Corey Dickstein

From the Mind of Drake


by Drake Simons

Divvying funds:
SABC’s role
It’s that time of year again. Time to start think-
ing about next year. For campus RSOs that means
applying for money to operate in the 2009-2010
school year.
Each year, the Student Activities Budget Com-
mittee has the task of divvying up available funds
to each of the RSOs that apply for funding.
The money is allocated to SABC by the Board
of Regents after SABC makes a recommendation
to the Board.
Last year SABC allocated $321,048 among 25
organizations.
The ability for RSOs to be funded by SABC

More government, the answer?


gives them the opportunity to have access to mon-
ey that is often put to excellent use throughout the
campus and Milledgeville community.
Some of the stipulations for these entities to re-
ceive funding from SABC is to identify what the ed. You come to the Mid- ny over to avert failure. Cuba who both success-
goals and purposes of the organization are as well dle Ages and for the first In the end capitalism is fully implemented a strong
as what it does to benefit the campus community. time the government takes so unfair. It makes some centralized economy. With
After all, the main purpose of campus activities a central role in a non- people rich who don’t de- these countries you never
is to provide students with an opportunity to grow military, non-punishment serve to be rich, like Paris saw millionaires lose half
as people. What better way than by serving the arena. For the first time the Hilton, and it makes others of their investment due to
community? government sets rules for poor. I’m sure if I looked a fall in the market. And
GCSU students are constantly helping this com- resolving civil disputes be- really, really hard, I might in countries with a central-
munity through activites such as Relay for Life, tween individuals. Around be able to find a poor per- ized economy you never
The Big Read, volunteer programs through the the 1800s business regula- son that doesn’t deserve to saw the kind of raw greed
GIVE Center and several other things. tions were created regulat- be poor. you do in America. In fact,
As we continue to see the economy struggle in ing the way that business Yes, I’m talking about people in these nations tend
these tought times, it is essential that groups of by Andrew Adams can be done. Now as we creating a centralized to live more humbly and
GCSU students continue to volunteer and help out Columnist are in the first decade of economy, but it’s the natu- are more grateful for what
within the community. SABC funding is an inte- the 21st century there is ral trend, right? Besides, they have. I saw a news
gral part of that. When you look at our Social Security, Medicare we’re already most of the report just a few years ago
It cannot be easy to decide who gets what fund- nation’s faltering econ- and Medicaid, welfare and way there, why not just where they showed some
ing, especially in hard times. Appreciate the people omy you see a lot of bad unemployment benefits, allow the government the Cubans getting their first
who work hard to determine the allocations. things. There’s high unem- and we’re on the verge of last bit of power it needs microwave, the first ones
ployment, massive stock universal health care. to completely control the to ever be available to Cu-
losses, still relatively high Throughout all of hu- economy? ban citizens. They were so
foreclosure rates, as well man existence we have I know that all of these ecstatic.
as businesses and even been slowly moving to- big government, central- If we adopt a central-
Please send responses to ward bigger government. ized economy plans are un- ized government like the
banks failing. When we
ColonnadeLetters@gcsu.edu Every mobility and com- constitutional, but serious- Obama administration
look at the situation we
can’t help but wonder how munication advance is a ly, we haven’t followed the wants we could be just as
can we get out of this? I new opportunity to expand Constitution in years. Why ecstatic as those Cubans.
have come to the conclu- government control in peo- start now? If Tim Geithner, We tried this whole ex-
sion that the government is ple’s lives. It seems like our highly esteemed Sec- periment in freedom and
our only hope. the natural progression of retary of the Treasury says liberty for over 200 years.
government size. that we need a government And it completely failed
Editorial Board
If you look at the entire
span of human history, After all, the govern- that will seize private busi- us. At times like these we
government was virtually ment sees the bigger pic- nesses for our nation to en- as a nation need to turn to
non-existent in the days of ture and can be impartial. joy economic prosperity, our trusted bureaucrats in
Corey Dickstein Sam Hunt the cavemen. Hammurabi Therefore, wouldn’t it be then who am I to disagree? D.C. because they know
Editor in Chief Asst. Sports Editor best if the government can After all, the government what we need better than
Colonnade@ came later with his legal
gcsu.edu Claire Kersey system, but so long as you step in and tell us what we should be protecting us, we do. If the government
Layout & Design Editor didn’t break a law outlined need to do. Maybe if the even if it means protecting needs to force every CEO
Claire Dykes there was no government government could decide us from our own entrepre- in America to resign so
News Editor Chelsea Thomas control. Caesar and his how much of which prod- neurial desires. that government officials
ColonnadeNews@ Spotlight Editor ucts should be produced. Under the failed capi- can handpick their cronies
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Bobby Gentry many different far away The government could set talist model, the economy for the position, then that’s
Amanda Boddy Multimedia Manager lands under the Roman the prices so everything is goes up and down and what it takes. After all, the
Features Editor Empire, but all Rome did priced fairly. If a company sometimes unpredictably. economy, and the nation at
ColonnadeFeatures@ Kim Brumfield with those lands was col- looks like it might face With centralized econo- large, is far too important
gcsu.edu Copy Editor tough times in the future, mies the market is always to trust to mere citizens.
lect their taxes and provide
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L etters to the E ditor


Administrator responds
Dear Editor: campus for the Bobcat Vision system
were “a waste” and should not have been Do you think teachers should have attendance policies?
First, my thanks to The Colonnade purchased in light of the current budget
for helping to keep the campus informed constraints. It should be noted that this
about the State budget reductions faced was solely a project of the Student Gov- “No, because I had an experience with a
by the university (“Budget Cuts Increase ernment Association and did not involve teacher becuase she wouldn’t let me go
Further,” Colonnade April 3, 2009). any university funds. home for family issues.”
President Leland has worked hard to en- Unlike the university’s operating bud-
sure that these reductions have minimal get, SGA funds are not subject to state
impact on our students and our academic spending reductions and cannot be real-
Amanda Smith, junior, psychology
mission. As part of these efforts, I am located to offset cuts to the university’s
pleased to inform you that the President operating budget. SGA funds are sup-
– together with the assistance of Sena- ported by student fees, and the elected
tor Johnny Grant, Representative Bobby representatives of the student body deter- “Yes, in my class if you don’t come you
Parham and many alumni, friends and mine how these funds should be used. end up getting answers off of others
GCSU parents -- successfully convinced Please be assured that the administra- and it’s not fair to those who do show
the state legislature to restore $1.237 mil- tion of Georgia College is continuing its up for class.”
lion for the university’s Special Funding commitment to provide its students with
Initiative which supports 21 faculty posi- the finest education possible for the low-
tions. est possible cost.
Amanda Vitello, sophomore, chemistry
However, I do wish to correct one mis-
leading item in the Colonnade’s story. A Bruce Harshbarger
student was quoted as saying that the tele- Vice President for Student Affairs
vision monitors recently added around “Yes, because if I show up for class I
should have a better grade than
someone who doesn’t.
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Did you fill out a ‘March Madness’ Dear rain, back off.
bracket this year? WHY DOES THE INTERNET IN NAPIER HALL F***ING SUCK?

Yes I don’t know how I passed my driver’s test, since I very obviously
cannot parallel park! Here’s to hoping I don’t get a ticket for being
45% halfway.

I gave Jeff Francouer a Pop-Tart!!!

Don’t you love the smell of your own fart?

Why do people put their ENTIRE to do list in their facebook sta-


tuses?? Guess what. I don’t CARE what you have to do today. Sorry.
Nobody else does, either. Get freakin’ twitter if you’re going to up-
date from your cell phone every time you do something!!!
No
55% Doing things. Many things. Important things.

Next time you see someone sitting alone, consider that they might
actually want to sit alone before imposing yourself on them.

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Friday, April 10, 2009
The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment
www.GCSUnade.com Section Editor, Amanda Boddy

Bringing the world together


International Club provides a worldwide perspective
by Beth Benton group may have different cultures, be- by the International Club is Interna- ing athletic auction.
Staff Reporter liefs and political views, one common tional Day, an event during fall semes- While the club offers numerous op-
thread unites them: they are all expe- ter where the students set up tables on portunities to GCSU’s international
GCSU currently hosts 109 interna- riencing both the sadness and joys of Front Campus to represent different students, it also has benefits for U.S.
tional students who have left family leaving home. countries. Each table has activities, citizens.
and friends thousands of miles away “When I first came here, I realized I maps, ornaments and other memo- “It’s a really wonderful opportunity
to attend school here in this small was going to miss my home, said Jose rabilia brought by students from that for all students to learn about other
Middle Georgia town. Guerra, International Club president country. cultures, meet people and learn what’s
Though the rewards of higher edu- from Belize. “I also immediately re- “We have more diversity on our happening around the world,” said
cation will undoubtedly pay off, it is alized I wasn’t alone. I relate to these campus that day than we do any other Libby Davis, International Student
difficult for them to leave their loved students, and that’s what brought me day of the year,” said Dr. Dwight Call, Adviser.
ones behind and embark on such a life- to the club. We are a family.” assistant vice president of the Interna- Three of five club officers are U.S.
changing adventure. Fortunately for The students involved in the Inter- tional Education Center. citizens, and Davis said that the club
these students, the GCSU Internation- national Club bond by participating in Events like these offer international welcomes students from all over the
al Club offers a safe haven for them to picnics, sports, coffee nights, bowling students a chance to bond with each globe. It is a great way for those who
share their experiences and bond with and skating nights, weekly meetings other, but they also allow them to share may not be able to study abroad to still
others feeling the same emotions. and weekend trips. Several members their own culture with American citi- learn about other cultures and elimi-
“Joining the International Club was, traveled to Washington D.C., over zens. Some students continue to share nate misconceptions.
and still is, the best way to meet new spring break and others are planning to their talents even outside of the club “Having so many students from so
people who do not instantly judge you visit the Georgia Aquarium and even events. Jingran Zhao, a student from many places together in one environ-
because you are not American. There go sky diving later in the semester. Zhengzhou, China, offers Taiji class- ment makes for a community like no
are people around you who are in your The club’s biggest event is the In- es, while Andrea Valera from Venezu- other,” said Eric Raymond, Interna-
shoes, and that makes things easier,” ternational Dinner, which brought a ela teaches belly dancing. Guerra is tional Club vice president from Wat-
said Chichi Ifionu from Nigeria. “It is crowd of over 300 guests and 100 stu- also president of GCSU’s Salsa Club, kinsville, Ga.
a place you can go where you do not dents this semester. International stu- and many of the international students Flags of different countries represented by
need to fake an American accent to fit dents represented their home countries are involved in GCSU athletics. The the GCSU International Club.
in, and you can be yourself without with clothing, singing and dancing as Brazilian members of the GCSU ten- Top: Belize, India, Sweden, Russia, Nigeria
getting weird looks from others.” they enjoyed dinner and an hour long nis team are even giving away an au- Bottom: China, Brazil, Germany, Venezuela,
Though the members of this diverse talent show. Another big event hosted thentic Brazilian dinner at the upcom- France
All Graphics Courtesy of the Web

Counseling center sponsors self-esteem week


Kyle Collins
According to Strole, males and females
by
Senior Reporter generally differ in how they derive self-
In a culture full of superficiality and esteem. Male’s esteem hinges on efficacy
false notions of real value, self-esteem re- issues dealing with the capability to per-
mains a confusing topic. A fine line exists form and being competitive in some way.
between liking yourself and being con- With females, self-esteem is more about
ceited. being liked in a relational sense.
“I think a huge piece of that is media,
and people don’t realize just how poor our Breast Casting
media role models are for self-esteem.
What our culture tells us is valuable is The most popular event administered
different from what is actually valuable. by the WRC was an artistic expression of
People have a sense that you have to look the female figure known as breast casting.
a certain way, have a lot of attention and Stephens said about 31 people partici-
have the right labels to be valuable,” said pated.
Jennifer Strole, counselor and coordinator “We had to turn people away Wednes-
of outreach services. day afternoon,” Stephens said. “Gener-
Challenges exist because our gen- ally, people did it to celebrate themselves
eration faces much more expectations of and the things they’ve accomplished.”
what is beautiful and successful in soci- Packing tape was used for the breast
ety. College is a place to search for your cast figure. Participants got to decorate
own identity, but external social or media the mold last Friday.
based pressures can skew what’s really Junior Spanish major Jennifer McCuen
important. said she saw the event as a good chance
for women to get together and be excited Taylor Ehramjian / Staff Photographer
“A normal part of growing up is look- Laura Hyman, April McMillan, Taylor Walker and Jennifer McCue all paint their casts and get to
ing around for role models and sources of about their bodies. Taylor Walker, a ju-
nior nursing major, agreed. know each other.
identity. College is a time that can become
very unhealthy if people you’re looking “It’s good to express ourselves as next year. Strole is an advocate of art
up to have totally unrealistic and unattain- women,” Walker said. “It’s something to therapy as a technique to symbolize in-
able standards,” Strole said. “You have to be proud of and shows we are proud of ner strength against unfair social expecta-
s? on to

recognize what your personal best is and being who we are.” tions.
Special events assistant for the WRC
pu e go

make that your point of comparison.” “I think women internalize a tremen-


Kim O’ Toole, said she did the casting for dous amount of shame about body image
m cis u

Last week’s self-esteem celebration of-


ca -er yo

fered events for both men and women par- more than herself. Toole enjoyed seeing in this culture. There is this idea that if
gs an

ticipants to learn about campus resources new faces show up to the center. you don’t look perfect it’s your fault be-
eg re c

and self-esteem boosting methods. GCSU “I just wanted to be part of (breast cast- cause you’re too lazy or cheap to fix it,”
support services, the Women’s Resource ing) because it’s really cool how diverse Strole said. “Breast casting is a symbolic
he

Center, Counseling Services and Peers everybody is. I appreciated seeing all the way of saying, ‘I’m not perfect, but I like
W

Advocating Wellness Successfully spon- different shapes, colors and designs,” not being perfect’.”
sored the events. Toole said. “It was more about bonding
Kicking off the week, a male focused then to have it actually made for myself.
showing of the film “Tough Guise: Vio- It’s awesome to have something this cre-
lence, Media and the Crisis in Masculin- ative and relaxed for people to come in
and see we are here for them and each Tips to monitor self-esteem:
ity” was based on critiquing issues from a
male perspective other.”
Stephens got the idea from a regional • Know how the media affects you
Male Showing women’s center conference two years • Seek out positive media in the form of TV, books, etc.
ago. One of the director’s had a plaster • Avoid thinking you are too great or too lousy
Jennifer Graham-Stephens, leader of bust hanging on her wall, which inspired • Try to hang out with good role models
the Women’s Resource Center, said the Stephens to bring a version to GCSU. • Forgive yourself for mistakes
guys who showed up were excited that the “One of the art professors suggested • Celebrate your strengths and achievements
WRC programmed something for them. that I look into using packing tape for a • Be sure you are not judging yourself against unreasonable standards
“We specifically addressed issues for tape casting. I practiced on my arm and
then had a friend do a bust of myself to • Positive self talk instead of self-defeating negativity
men with the 'Tough Guise' program, be-
cause I think people hear self-esteem and see if it would work,” Stephens said.
automatically assume it’s a women’s is- Positive feedback has come from par-
sue,” Strole said. ticipants who hope to see the event again
April 3, 2009

Spotlight
Features The Colonnade 11

by Chelsea Thomas
Through The Artists Eyes:
Katey Follett
Katey Follett, a fourth-year-senior studio art major, brings together a final exhi-
bition of her photography entitled “Back Yonder.” The exhibiton will open in
Blackbridge Gallery to GCSU students and faculty beginning April 20.

“Until my granddaddy passed away when I was fifteen, my summers


and countless holidays were spent joyfully visiting his home in McRae.
I’d sleep in the same bed as my mother, soaking in the memory of her
youth, hoping for more and more of her past to reveal itself to me. I did
not want to change a thing about it. Everything felt so right, down to the
worn shag carpet of her bedroom, the way the air felt so thick in July and
August and how the light appeared to have been drenched with a tinge
of gold. As we would drive over the railroad tracks past the aging Coca-
Cola factory it seemed then, as it does now, like stepping back into the
1950s.
Going back to see the swamp where my mother took swimming
lessons with the alligators, or stepping into the school auditorium where
-Katey Follett, she sat as a student—these are the places that I have chosen to highlight in
Photo by my current work. By researching artists like William Christenberry and
Chelsea Thomas Stephen Shore, I have seen the ability that photographs of old towns have
to engage viewers and to convey a humble integrity. I feel that McRae
can be a nostalgic place to many people, whether they are familiar with the town or not.
As I share a collection of the same memories that were passed on to me, I hope a deeper rela-
tionship can be formed with each image. Being able to solidify these abstract ideas of the past has
allowed me to let go of my fear that they would eventually be forgotten. Even as memories fade, and
McRae’s presence in my life dwindles, the impression that it has left with me will not change. The
next chapter of my life will always be influenced by the sweet nature that this town allowed me to
experience, and that is something I know I will never forget.”
-Katey Follett, Senior Studio Art Major, Minor in Photography
Art work by Katey Follett, “Back Drive”

Featured artwork: “Back Drive”


From her professors perspective: “When I look at this photograph, I feel like it embodies ev-
“Katey Follett’s color photographs lovingly document her mother’s hometown of McRae, Ga. erything McRae has meant to me. When we would ride in the
The images allow the viewer to experience the beautiful light, colors and landscapes of McRae, a car with my granddaddy to get ice cream, or leave for a swim
town that appears to have been unaltered since the 1950s. Through her photographs, Katey presents at my Aunt Leta’s, this is the path we would take. Worn down
a place to which many of us may desire to retreat—a place that is authentic, full of character, and from many years of tires rolling over the stubborn grass has made
devoid of strip malls and cookie cutter houses. Her work begs the question, ‘what have we lost for a permanent mark that rests beside the oversized bushes behind
the sake of progress and convenience?’ Her photographs seek to hold on to something genuine and the house. Reconnecting with this image brings me back to many
real that is missing from contemporary American towns.” memories I have as a child, moments I will always hold dear to
-Emily J. Gómez, Assistant Professor of Art and Senior Exhibition Advisor my heart.” -Katey Follett

Comedy? Action?
Drama?...You Decide.
Grade: C+
by Chris Moskaly of kicks from "Shaun
Reviewer of the Dead" and
"Hot Fuzz," but be-
"Observe & Re- cause those parodies
port" is the first were meant to shock
film of 2009 that is viewers with a goof-
guaranteed to draw ball sense of vio-
a sharp line between lence, it was easier to
critics and viewers. just scratch your head
Seth Rogen has a with a grin. "Observe
lot of potential that & Report" takes a lot
goes way beyond of risks by including
the Apatow frater- drug content, male
nity, and he proves nudity and some pret-
it so in this film, but ty rough fights. This
director Jody Hill is one time I actu-
is so dependent on ally dread not sharing
borrowing Scors- the screening with
ese techniques from more people because
"Taxi Driver" and had there been oth-
"King of Comedy," ers watching, I think
that it seems as if Courtesy of the Web I might've waited
he can't be original even to hear if anyone else
when he tries. tramples into Ronnie's
mall, and local police try started laughing before I
And since Kevin James
has already starred in a to handle the situation. let my two sense flow.
Up against an entire force Dark comedies always
much better comedy about have a unique sort of ap-
mall security this year (including Ray Liotta),
and with nobody support- peal to me, and more of-
(Paul Blart), "Observe
& Report" almost feels ing his motives, Ronnie ten than not, I can find a
like one of those missing sets out to bring down the decent amount of posi-
puzzle pieces that gets lost crook on his own so that tivity in one to name it a
along the way, but because maybe he can finally get “keeper.” "Ice Harvest"
it fits in the broad one-di- his flashlight traded for a was a keeper simply be-
gun. cause John Cusack is a
mensional background, we
really don't need it in order If there is anything in- master of the dark come-
to get the full picture. triguing about "Observe dic form, and Billy Bob
Rogen plays Ronnie, & Report," it would have Thornton just can't recy-
a sharp-as-nails security to be the vast similarities cle his "Bad Santa" roots
guard who likes to play it in the attitudes of Ronnie enough. There's certainly
tough in the most unlikely and Travis Bickle (Rob- nothing wrong with show-
scenarios while he's on ert De Niro's character in ing respect for all of your
duty. It's one thing to tell "Taxi Driver"). Both men inspirations as Jody Hill
vandalizing skateboarders know they have worthless has done here, but unless
to leave, and another to jobs, but are so hell bent viewers come in hoping
bust shoplifters, but Ron- on making the absolute to see Seth Rogen sport
nie handles both scenarios most of them that we can't a new type of role, and
(along with many others) help supporting them as a notable loss of weight
the film progresses. (in preparation for "The
as if they were an oppor-
tunity to show everyone Amidst the driven po- Green Hornet"), "Observe
he means business, espe- tential in its lead star, there & Report" is really not
cially a beautiful make-up is quite a bit of controversy much of a “keeper;” it's
clerk (Anna Faris) who to the way Jody Hill struc- just a familiar idea that al-
hardly notices him. tures this dark indie film ready had a better execu-
Things get serious by blending content from tion three months ago.
when a perverted flasher several unlikely genres.
We've all gotten our share
12 The Colonnade Features April 10, 2009
‘Breath of Bamboo’
photograph exhibit now
on display in museum
bamboo) in so many different contexts,
by Abby Bryant so there is variety among the photos and
Staff Reporter yet unification,” Brinich-Langlois said.
Spring, a time for new beginnings, is Sophomore Studio Art major Eliza-
expressed through the “Breath of Bam- beth Phelps enjoyed the exhibit as well.
boo” art exhibit currently showing in the “I think the angles and perspectives
GCSU Library Museum. The exhibit she used are inspiring, and if you stare
features 13 photographs of bamboo by at them long enough you feel like you’re
photographer Brook Reynolds from At- in the picture,” Phelps said.
lanta, Ga. When looking at “Karma,” a pho-
Reynolds is a 2007 Master of Fine tograph of five stems of bamboo, four
Arts in Photography graduate of the stems straight and one stem crooked,
University of Georgia. She chose to Phelps commented, “‘Karma’ shows
create a collection of photographs of that nature is not perfect. It could be
bamboo for several reasons. her (Reynolds) representing herself.”
There are many varieties of bamboo Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer
“I had been doing black and white Dr. Jennifer Flory conducts the combined ensembles of the University Chorus
work in the studio, and I needed a in each of Reynolds’ photographs. Each
photograph is unique and has a different and the GCSU concert band percussion. They performed a concert featuring
change. I noticed the bamboo on my Carmina Burana last Saturday in the Milledgeville First Baptist Church.
drive home because it was green during meaning.
“Bamboo exemplifies the awesome

Carmina Burana et cetera


the winter, so I decided to start working
outdoors and shooting in color," Reyn- powers of destruction and regeneration
olds said. "I was also drawn to bamboo in nature and is ultimately used in these
as my subject because of my interest photographs as a metaphor for our ef-
in Asian culture, especially Zen Bud- forts to maintain balance within the nat-
dhism. Bamboo is often the subject of ural cycles of life,” Reynolds said.
art and poetry in Asian art, so it was a Instructor of Art at GCSU, Ernesto
way for me to explore my interest in art Gomez, had nothing but good things to
and spirituality in nature, using bamboo say about Reynolds’ exhibit.
as my guide. I later learned about the “It’s rare for me to see color and work
characteristics of bamboo that make it that is calming and makes me stop and
a great renewable resource, which only think. Brook’s work has always been
added to my interest in the work." suttle and beautiful out of all her work I
The first photographs that Reynolds have seen- and I’ve seen a lot,” Gomez
shot of bamboo were located in Ath- said.
ens, Ga., however her work expanded Reynolds’ photographs have been
into several different areas. She said featured in the GCSU Museum since
that her photographs were “taken along March 21, and will be there until May
roads or in parking areas and vacant lots 10. For more information about this ex-
in Georgia, South Carolina and North hibit please call (478) 445-4371 or visit
Carolina.” www.gcsu/library/museum.edu.
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by many. Roughly 30 people came to
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“I think the work is intelligent be- Jason Skidmore sings one of the many operatic solos as a part of the Carmina
cause it’s showing the same content (the Burana performance. Two other soloists also assited the Chorus.
Sports
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation
www.GCSUnade.com Section Editor, Preston Sellers

Bobcats take two more series fourth inning and another in the fifth, making the score 8-0. Side
The

However, the Bobcats’ chance at a shutout was negated


when Francis Marion scored a single run in the sixth. Both
teams traded runs for the last few innings, until GCSU fi-
nally closed the book on an 11-5 win.
Line
“We did a good job of putting runs across,” junior out-
fielder Kyle Allen said. “We put the ball in play and made
them make mistakes.”
Junior shortstop Chandler Snell had four hits, two runs
and four RBIs.
When the Bobcats and the Patriots continued their se-
ries in the second game, both teams scored quickly. The
Bobcats scored twice in the first inning, while the Patriots
managed to score a single run, which made the score 2-1 in
favor of the Bobcats.
From there, there were no runs scored until the fifth in-
ning, where the Bobcats scored a single run, making the
score 3-1. In the eighth inning, the Bobcats scored a single by Preston Sellers
run again and the game finished 4-1. This put the Bobcats Sports Editor
over Francis Marion 2-0 in the series. My fellow Bobcats,
Junior center fielder Sean Harrell had three hits and join me in supporting our
scored a run. “hometown” team this
When the third game of the series began, the Patriots season. The Atlanta Braves
stepped up their efforts. The early run barrage continued, deserve our attention and
as Francis Marion scored three runs in the first inning, ticket income now more
while the Bobcats scored one, making the score 3-1. In the than ever. Here are five
second inning, the Patriots scored four runs for a 7-1 lead. reasons why:
GCSU scored a single run in the fifth inning, making the Money spent on starting
score 7-2. pitching, namely Derek
Then in the eighth inning, Francis Marion scored two Lowe. What was the main
runs and the Bobcats scored one run, and the 9-3 score complaint from fans the
would hold. Even though Francis Marion won the third last few years? The start-
game, GCSU claimed the victory over the entire series ing rotation has clearly
2-1. dropped talent-wise from
Senior right fielder Derek Johns had one hit, one run and the glory days of the 90s,
one RBI. perhaps the main reason
On April 7, GCSU faced Albany State University and the Braves are in a division
shut out the Golden Rams 11-0. title drought after winning
For the first two innings, the Bobcats nor Albany State 14 straight.
were able to score a single run. Then in the third inning, the Francoeur and McCann.
Bobcats scored five runs, added three in the fourth inning You know them, you love
Drake Simons / Senior Photographer and two in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning the Bob-
them, you watched McCa-
Junior Kyle Cravey threw six innings in relief against Francis Marion on Saturday. cats added their final run, giving GCSU the 11-0 victory. nn flourish and “Frenchy”
Harrell had one hit, two runs and two RBIs. falter last season. Well,
“We had some clutch hitting and took advantage of their McCann is only getting
by Sam Hunt errors,” Harrell said. “We got the job done and did what we better, and is arguably the
Staff Reporter needed to do.” best young catcher in the
Both junior designated hitter Buddy Elmore and junior third base- game. Francoeur has com-
The GCSU baseball team faced Francis Marion University in a man Steve Muoio had one hit, one run and 3 RBIs. pletely changed his batting
three-game series on April 3 and April 4, and took two of three. The Bobcats are on the road to face Columbus State University in a stance, opening up more
When the Bobcats and the Patriots began play in game one, GCSU three game series against the Cougars on April 10 and April 11. and bringing the bat down
jumped ahead early. The Bobcats scored five runs in the first and a run “We need to work everyday on every area,” Head Coach Tom Carty on his shoulder more,
in the third for a 6-0 advantage. said. “We’re heading into Columbus this weekend, so we definitely for a quicker swing and
The Bobcats continued to dominate the Patriots, adding a run in the want to try and build off of this.” the ability to wait a split-
second longer to diagnose

Softball wins three,


pitches.
Tennis falls to Hawaii Jordan Schafer. As of
this column, he has two

Pacific, men still lead PBC


homers in his first three

prepares for NGCSU


major league games, in-
cluding a solo blast in his
first ever at-bat. A lefty
version of Francoeur when
byElise Colcord sea Wilson blamed the lack of fin- he started out, providing
Staff Reporter ishing for the game one loss. spark and power, and what
“In the first game we came out appears to be a better de-
The GCSU softball team cleaned hitting well, we just didn’t have the cision process at the plate
up on Saturday, April 4, with two turnover on runs, and they were do- than Francoeur had. Not
convincing wins against St. An- ing what we weren’t and that won bad, kid. Keep it up.
drews Presbyterian College. The them the game,” Wilson said. Bobby Cox. Simply put,
Bobcats spanked the Knights in The Bobcats took the slim loss there has never been a bet-
both games, with final scores of to heart and turned up the heat in ter manager in baseball
10-0 and 11-2. GCSU committed the late afternoon game. who has meant more to his
no errors in the doubleheader. Wilson commented on the senti- team. Bobby is a legend
Coming off of two strong wins, ments of the team after round one not just in Atlanta but in all
the Bobcats turned to face the Co- with the Cougars. of baseball. He holds the
lumbus State University Cougars “By the second game we were record for most ejections
on Tuesday in a doubleheader. just frustrated so we took and made in history, and his compet-
Tuesday’s game started with opportunities to get the runs in. We itive fire often sparks a win
GCSU senior outfielder Sherquita all kind of just knew what we had after his departure from a
Bostick’s solo homer, the Bobcats’ to do without it being said out loud. game.
only run of the game. We are second in the conference The race for the NL
Frustration set in when CSU and by losing the first game we put East. How’s this for a divi-
made a comeback in the third in- ourselves in a more difficult posi- sion: The Mets, who added
ning on two Bobcat errors and tion,” Wilson said. arguably the best closer in
a stolen base. With the score in The Bobcats put the Cougars baseball to an already load-
CSU’s favor 2-1 in the third inning, on their heels after their game one ed team, the always-talent-
both teams revved up the intensity win. Bostick homered to center- ed/unpredictable Marlins,
with several hits to the outfield but field, scoring junior outfielder Al- the up-and-coming Na-
not many that brought the cleats lison Schwimer. Wilson made the tionals and oh-by-the-way
hitting home plate. lone score in the second inning on the World Series champi-
The Cougars scored the last run a Schwimer single. on Phillies, all competing
in the fifth inning as second base- As the third inning rolled around, with the Braves for at most
man Christie Thompson doubled things heated up for the Bobcats two playoff spots.
and brought home left fielder April with several hits and three runs to This will be a fun year.
Drake Simons / Senior Photographer
Jowers, leaving the final score at up the ante. The Cougars could Senior Erick Siqueira volleys a shot against Hawaii Pacific on Friday. Come along for the ride.
3-1 for game one. Read the full story on page 14.
Senior designated player Chel- Softball Page 14

THE Upcoming Sports Quote of the Week Stat of the Week

“When you play North Carolina, 23


SHORT
Softball: there’s nothing you can do. (Ty) Lawson
April 11 4 p.m., 6 p.m. North Georgia says it all. He does stir the drink.” North Carolina’s lead
- Michigan State basketball coach at halftime in the national
Tom Izzo, after his Spartans were beaten championship, the largest
ever. Also Michael Jordan’s

STOP
Tennis (M): 89-72 by the Tar Heels in the national
championship Monday night. (AP) jersey number at UNC. Jor-
April 13 2:30 p.m. Lander (Senior Day) dan was elected to the Hall
of Fame this week.
14 The Colonnade Sports April 10, 2009

‘Cats ten-match win streak Favero has Bobcats on


ends vs. Sea Warriors track for stellar ‘09
by Sam Hunt lege of Art and Design, the women played byPreston Sellers
Staff Reporter in a very close match but were defeated Senior Reporter
5-4.
The GCSU men’s and women’s tennis First, second and third ranked singles After the best season in GCSU
team played against Hawaii Pacific Uni- all won their matches. Senior Marjorie soccer history, head coach Juan
versity and Savannah College of Art and Ceppo, won her match 6-4, 6-3 at first Favero and his players aren’t in-
Design in home matches this week. singles. Second singles player, junior Di- terested in resting on their laurels
At singles, senior Erick Siqueira was ane Danna, was victorious in her match and focusing on past accomplish-
victorious 6-4, 6-4. Siqueira is now 9-4 with a score of 7-6, 6-3. Lastly, No. 3 ments.
for the entire season. ranked singles player sophomore Bertille Soccer is a sport which relies
GCSU’s second singles player, senior Lion defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-1. heavily on its players being at a
Justin Pickham, fought valiantly in his The Bobcats fourth victory came from high fitness level, and the offsea-
match but was defeated 7-6 in both sets. second doubles team of Lion and Danna son is where hard work and dedi-
In third singles, senior Francis Yoshim- winning their match 8-3. cation produce tangible results.
oto, who had won all 10 singles matches The women’s tennis team faced Brenau “We’re focusing on player de-
prior, was defeated 6-4, 6-1. University on April 6 and were defeated velopment and fitness,” Favero
In men’s doubles, the first team of by the Golden Tigers 8-1. said. “The girls are seeing results,
Pickham and Siqueria won their match The Bobcats’ victory came from Lion, getting quicker and stronger.”
8-4, making their doubles record for the who played third singles and won 6-3, Morgan Cobb, an All-Peach
season 12-1. 6-3. Belt defender who will be a senior
The second doubles team, made up of “The girls are working very hard,” leader this fall, described a typi-
Yoshimoto and junior Joao Casagrande Barsby said. “Even though the results cal week for Bobcat soccer in the
were defeated in their match 8-4. are not what we hoped, they are playing spring.
For the third doubles team, junior Max higher in the lineup than they are used to “Along with our team practices,
Beliankou and freshman Leo Bernardes and are representing the school well.” we’ve got the ‘rule of six’ which
were unable to hold their own, as they The team faces Clark Atlanta Univer- has to do with the amount of time
were defeated 8-2. sity in a home game on April 9. Then they Coach is allowed to spend with the File Photo
“I wasn’t sure what to expect. We are on the road to face North Georgia Col- team,” Cobb said. “So basically we Head coach Juan Favero instructs his players dur-
weren’t as sharp as we could have been,” lege and State University on April 10. work in small groups divided by ing halftime of a game last season.
Head Coach Steve Barsby said. “There “We have not had a lot of matches due position.”
were so many rainouts that it caused us to to the rain lately,” Barsby said. “But we Cobb described her role as a ris-
be a little rusty.” will keep up with playing and drills so we ing senior in the offseason. incoming freshmen to the talented ros-
The men recovered from their loss can get in a good rhythm.” “If I work as hard as I can and come ter. The class of ’13 will have their work
against Hawaii Pacific very quickly and back in the fall and show that I am fit cut out for them as they push for play-
defeated Savannah College of Art and and ready,” Cobb said, “then how great ing time.
Design 7-2. is that to be that example for the younger “The freshmen only have two weeks
Siqueria won his match 6-2, 6-4, push- players to realize how important it is?” to show what they’ve got,” Favero
ing his record to 10-4. Another key element of training is said. “Unless they come to our sum-
In second singles, Pickham was able to
win his match 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Yoshimoto
Students the ropes routine which has become mer camps, we really won’t know what
popular among GCSU coaches. we’ve got. They have to show up ready
was defeated in his singles match.
In men’s doubles, Siqueria and Pick-
wake at “Ropes is Tuesday and Thursday, and and prove themselves, because we hope
it’s killer,” Cobb said. “But we work to have them contribute.”
ham were victorious in their match 9-8,
giving them a record of 13-1. 5 a.m. on hard and kill it every time.” Cobb trusts her coaches to make the
To keep the players in game mode, right personnel decisions.
certain days
Yoshimoto and Casagrande also won the Bobcats play several spring games “We don’t decide if they play or
their match 9-8. spread throughout March and April. not,” Cobb said. “The coaches clearly
“Basically the offseason is divided saw things and wanted them here bad
The doubles team of Beliankou and
Bernardes won their match 8-5. each semester into two phases; the fitness element, enough so they have faith in them.”
with speed, agility, explosiveness and As a former incoming freshman,
GCSU is next on the road to face North
Georgia College and State University on and scramble individual technical work, and the Cobb shared her views of the transi-
spring games,” Favero said. “The games tion.
April 10.
“We are not at our peak right now,” to do this. are where we work on new formations
and see what works.”
“Coming from high school to college
is a whole new world,” Cobb said. “But
said Barsby. “ But we are playing solid
and battling injuries and are trying hard Cobb noted the team’s approach to when you want (to play) bad enough as
to get there.” these exhibition matches. a freshman, you do it all to prove your
The women were shutout 9-0 in their “We actually are taking the games talent.”
Hawaii Pacific match. seriously,” Cobb said. “Since losing the The Bobcats host two summer camps,
In their match against Savannah Col- seniors and with players getting hurt, one each in June and July. The 2009
we are playing smarter.” season, likely to be yet again the best in
Along with the outstanding returning school history, begins about two weeks
group of players, Favero has added six from the start of classes.

Softball against North Georgia on April 11.


“This is going to be a tough game for
Continued from Page 13... us. We are the first in two seeds in the
conference. This would be the best year
only manage one run on a solo homer.
for us to sweep North Georgia because of
Throughout the game, the Bobcats
our position,” Wilson said. “I think if we
made swift outs with graceful catches
play with consistency and stay solid, and
diving on the ground or running for the
Mandy throws her game, then I think we
pop fly. Only one technique seemed to
can win it.”
stump the nimble players when they were
up to bat Tuesday: bunting.
Wilson and Swanson reflected back on
the several bunting attempts with humor.
“Really the only thing that coach said
was that we had better learn to bunt, that
was frustrating because no one could get
it in the field to count,” Wilson and Swan-
son laughed.
Eggs are
The Bobcats held on for a 7-3 victory
and a series split.
served for
Swanson made it clear that when they
want a win or are on a mission to succeed
breakfast at
on the field it will happen. the dining hall.
“We did what we had to in order to cre-
ate the advantages and opportunities we What company
needed,” Swanson said.
As the Bobcats approach the end of provides the
their season, they still have work to do.
Their next doubleheader is Thursday, food?
April 9, against Clark Atlanta at 4 p.m.,
and 6 p.m.
They currently sit at number two in the
conference with their final doubleheader

Elise Colcord / Staff Reporter


Senior second baseman Lindsey Swanson slides under the tag of the Columbus State third
baseman on Tuesday.
April 10, 2009 Community News The Colonnade 15

DUI
On April 4, at approximately 2 a.m., Offi-
cer J. Miller observed a vehicle on Wilkinson
Friday, March 6 - Street traveling at a high rate of speed. The
vehicle stopped at a red light with the en-
Thursday, March 11 tire vehicle crossing the crosswalk. A traffic
stop was initiated and contact made with the
driver. While speaking to the driver, Officer
Friday, April 10 Miller could detect the odor of an alcoholic
beverage coming from his person. When
12:30 p.m. Earth’s Body: Women Poets and tested on the Intoxilyzer 5000, the driver
Ecopoetry Presented by Ann Fisher-Wirth registered .182. The subject was arrested and
Arts & Sciences Auditorium transported to Milledgeville PD and charged
with DUI. The vehicle was secured and left
Saturday, April 11 at the scene of the stop.
The Resistance
On April 2, at approximately 2 p.m., Public Drunk
Sunday, April 12 Milledgeville PD requested assistance in On April 5, at approximately 2 a.m., Offi-
reference to an offender fighting and kick- cer Williams issued a citation to a subject for
ing the officers at Milledgeville PD. Officer public drunk at the intersection of Hancock
Monday, April 13 Smith and Sgt. English removed the subject and Wilkinson Streets.
from the patrol vehicle and took him into the
10:a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Resume Review Days detention area. While placing the subject in Improper Starting of Car
232 Lanier Hall the holding cell, he struck a MPD officer in On April 5, at approximately 6 p.m., Offi-
7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital: Wendy Mullen, the face. The subject was placed on the floor cer Williams issued a warning to a subject for
soprano, and Marcelina Turcanu, piano of the holding cell. No charges were taken improper starting of a parked vehicle at the
Max Noah Recital Hall by GCSU officers. intersection of Greene and Clarke streets.
Tuesday, April 14 Hydroplane
On April 2 at approximately 1:30
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. College-to-Career Fair
p.m.,while returning from Macon from
Cobb Galleria - Atlanta, Georgia training, the vehicle that officers were riding
in hydroplaned, spun around 360 degrees,
Wednesday, April 15 crossed the roadway and came to a rest in
12:30 p.m. Times Talk a ditch at the side of the road. There were
Beeson Hall, Lower Level no injuries. Old Capitol Wrecker towed the
12:30 p.m. The Road to the Office Series vehicle back to Milledgeville.
125 Kilpatrick Hall
12:30- 1:45 p.m. GCSU Green Initiative Committee Mistaken Identity
Meeting, 2-16 Arts & Sciences On April 3, at approximately 2 a.m., a
2 p.m. Bobcats Baseball v. West Georgia student flagged down Officer Williams in
West Campus reference to a male tampering with bikes in
8 p.m. With the Bathwater by Christopher Durang the bike rack in front of Wells Hall. Contact
Russell Auditorium was made with the male on Tattnall Street.
The officers reviewed video footage and in- Information compiled
Thursday, April 16 vestigations found that the subject had given by Stephanie Sorensen
a false name. A warrant has been issued for Please go online to
3:00 p.m. Career Talk on WGUR 88.9FM giving a false name and date of birth and a GCSUnade.com to download the
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Book Sale CNBC and the “Going Day of Silence


Galt” movement, which
Friday, April 10 & was inspired by Ayn The Day of Silence,
Saturday, April 11, the Rand’s character John a project of the Gay,
American Association Galt in Atlas Shrugged, Lesbian and Straight
of University Women will explore the ben- Education Network, is
(AAUW) will spon- efits and failures of the a student-led day of ac-
sor a used book sale at American fiscal party. tion when concerned
the Milledgeville Mall, Speakers Dr. Ben Scafi- students, from middle
from opening to clos- di, and Dr. Jerry Herbel school to college, take This week the students’ elected repre- sity budget every year. As representatives of
ing of the mall (10am to will hold lecture fol- some form of a vow of sentatives were at work again funding an the students, your SGA executive staff is on
9 p.m.). Look for them lowed by an open forum silence to bring attention upstart event called “Earth Day”. The pro- hand to provide input and to lobby for more
near the center of the and discussion.We are to the name-calling, bul- gram is designed to expose the campus and dollars to be spent directly on the students.
mall. Please stop by to encouraging participa- lying and harassment in the community to the work of the environ- The process is a long and drawn out one that
peruse and purchase tion regardless of your effect, the silencing ex- mental science club and many other “green” includes a number of multi-hour long meet-
books. All proceeds party affiliation! Bring perienced by LGBT (les- groups around campus. ings in which groups make funding requests
will support the AAUW a friend! bian, gay, bisexual and While there was much debate within sen- and SABC reviews them.
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we use to provide Scheduled Power and their allies. would get, in the end SGA has decided to year for a senatorial debate and election that
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