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The Rotunda Volume 79 Number 14

Senator Chichester to Address Longwood s Class of 2000 PRESSRELEASE Virginia Senator John H. Chichester will be the keynote speaker on May 13 as Longwood College graduates an expected 736 candidates. Following Longwood tradition, ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wheeler Mall with Lancer Gymnasium as backup location in case of rain. Longwood, in its 161 year, expects to confer 625 bachelor sand 111 master's degrees. Included are students who completed their degrees as of August 1999. December 1999 or May 2000. The Honorable John Chichester is president pro tern of the Senate of Virginia where he has served since 1978. He is the senior member of the Republican Party in the Senate and is Finance Committee Chairman. He serves on four additional standing committees: Agriculture; Conservation and Natural Resources, where he sup-

ports careful land use and preserving open spaces; Commerce and Labor; and Education and Health. Senator Chichester repre-

sents the twenty-eigth District which includes the counties of King George, Lancaster, Northumberland and Westmoreland, as well as a southern part of Prince William County, and the major part of Stafford County. He is a member of the Executive Committee and

the Governing Board of the Council of State Governments and serves on the Southern Regional Education Board. Committed to education issues, Senator Chichester chaired the Commission on the Future of Higher Education in Virginia (1994-96). He is co-chair of the Joint Subcommittee on Higher Education Funding Guidelines and has been instrumental in providing resources to improve technology in K12 and higher education, including distance learning. Senator Chichester is also a strong supporter of increased state aid to local libraries. In addition to public service interests, Senator Chichester sings barbershop chorus, follows baseball, and has given up motorcycling to concentrate on fishing. Senator Chichester's wife, Karen, a Longwood alumnae, is president of the Ixmgwood College Foundation. They reside in Stafford County.

Career Center Holds Mock Interviews AMYCHAFFINS Guest Writer Of» March 22-23. 2000. n> jck interview* -vere held in the Lankford ABC rooms of the Student Union. Over 110 students participated in the two day activity. The mock interview program was pan of the Business Communications class in the Department of Business and Economics. Dr. Nancy Haga and the Career Center arranged this valuable opportunity that allowed students to practice their interviewing skills. The interviewers included: Skip Begley. Casey Blankenship. Bill Fiege, Damien Duchamp, Susan Sullivan. Maureen Walls. Pam

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Catching Spring Fever Since 1920

Higgins. Amy Chaffins. Rachel Begley. Niki Fallis, and JJ Manley. Linda Haas Manley and

Niki Fallis from the Career Center helped to facilitate the prcgram.

"Spirit of Victory" Concert Free for All Students! PRESSRELEASE The Spirit of Victory tour returns, with new selections but the same rousing performances, as Longwood College presents the United States Continental Army Band in a free public concert on May 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Jarman Auditorium. Tickets are required and are available from the Department of Music, X2504. This concert offers light classics, Broadway hits and patriotic music. It begins with "Masquerade Overture" by Carl Nielsen, includes the premier performance of 'To a New Dawn" by Philip Sparke and ends with "Tune to Take Back the Knights!" by Stephen Mellilo. Selections in between in-

clude marches, from "The Mississippi River March" to a "Symphony of Themes of John Philip Sousa," plus Intermezzo from the opera "Vanessa," and Aaron Copland's "Quiet City." The sixty member United States Continental Army Band is based at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, and has performed at national and international events in eluding the Orange Bowl, Cotton bowl, and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parades, the 1981 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the World's Fair, the Virginia International Military Tattoo, and the Nova Scotia International Military Tattoo. This concert is sponsored by the Longwood College Department of Musk.

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EDITORIAL A re you people as ready to gel out of here as I am? Only a matter of time, my friends. Exams are soon. I hope you are ready. We have been quite busy in the office this week. Apparently, the last issue of the paper caused quite a stir. I want to update you, my favorite reader, on what is going on. In this issue, you will find a response and a great deal of housing information for your reading pleasure. Since the last issue, Mike Clements has been working hard to get information out to you. Also, Spring Weekend has come and gone. I am very happy to say that the rain didn't spoil our parade. I was quite happy to see everyone outside braving the rain to have a good time. The Rotunda had an Oozeball team as well. Although we were spanked by the opposing team, we still got muddy and that was all that was

important to us. It's all about the mud. Other than a great time and a lot of meetings, I (as well as everyone else) have plunged headfirst into a mass of papers, tests, speeches, and other last minute class stuff that I forgot to do earlier in the semester. Oh what fun it is to have a list taller than you of things to do. I have a planner, but in my madness, I have thrown it out of my window. Not that I am that bothered. I decided to not worry about papers, speeches, and tests..instead, I went to Richmond to see a band called Orbit that Hike very much. I would have much rather been there with those lovely hard rocking gentlemen. It was quite nice. I would encourage all to take these kinds of trips. They are quite therapeutic. That is my advice for now. Have a nice week. Melissa Gill

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The Rotunda Box 2901 Longwood College Farmvillc, VA 23909 Editor-in-Chief Asst. Editor Chief Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor News Editor Opinion Editor Assc Opinion Editor Features Editor Asst. Features Editor Sports Editor Calendar Editor Photo Editor/Business Manager Asst. Photo Editor Cartoonist Faculty Advisor

Phone: 804-395-2120 Fax: 804-395-2237 rotujida01ongwood.rwc.edu Melissa Gill Kristen Ingram Michele Thompson Jamie Turner

Your Letters Students Should Stop Complaining Dear Editor I would just like to take the time to respond to the letter in the Activist column of the last issue of The Rotunda. First of all I would like to say that I love this school. I came here because it was a small school with a great business school. I have never had a problem with any of the school's policies. It seems that people just like to complain. The people who keep saying how horrible this school is would probably be complaining no matter what school they went

to. I seriously doubt the majority of the students here know exactly what goes into running a college. Sure, Longwood isn't perfect, but what in this world is? I think the administration is trying it's best to accomodate all the students and keep this place running and improving. The people who say that Longwood is just out to screw the student body probably have no idea what the administration is trying to do. Granted, I don't entirely like the idea of increasing

the number of students here, but I'm sure that President Cormier does have the students' best interests in mind. She has to know that without the students there would be no college. Now as far as the article from last time about the dining hall goes, I would just like to say we are doing the best job we can. The student employees and the Aramark employees have been doing a great job in transferring See Letters Cont. p.2

Phi Kappa Tau Brother Auction Dear Editor: The Brothers of the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau held a brother auction on March 29,2000. The auction was held in order to raise money for the fraternity's national philanthropy which is the Hole In The Wall Gang. The Hole In The Wall Gang is a camp founded by Phi Kappa Tau alumni Paul Newman. The summer camp is for children living with cancer. The camp allows these sick children the ability to

have a teal summer camp experience just like healthy kids. The camp is held in several locations including Florida, Connecticut, Ireland and France. An amazing crowd gathered in Lancer Cafe to support Phi Kappa Tau. We are proud to announce that Longwood's Phi Taus raised almost $650 for the Hole In The Wall Gang camps from that auction. This would have been impossible without the many generous people who came out to

the auction to support the cause, and to get some cleaning done by their favorite Phi Kappa Tau brother. The Phi Kappa Tau fraternity would like to thank everyone who bid on a brother that evening. Without amazing people like you. sick children in this country would never be given the chance to experience what so many take for granted. THANKS! Matt Rinker President

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#OTwi.DKQÂŽ<$> PROPS: + To JJ and Lancer Productions for putting on Pat McGee on short notice and making it free for ALL Longwood Students! + To Housing for their quick response to student rooming concerns.

DROPS: - To Damien Duchamp for being the first Greek Advisor to announce that he wants nothing to do with Greek Week. - To the people who broke into Rcsponder 1 (the First Response vehicle).

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CAUTION Parking Woes: Can They Be Fixed? formed a survey of the cars on campus early on Thursday mornPATRICK O'NEAL ing (4/6/00). We found mat the Guest Writers overflow lot was completely full, and the other lots had few spaces The following email was open (see chart at center). We also recently sent out to sophomores counted the number of available with vehicles on campus: spots in each lot and the number "Subject: Sophomores with of sophomore cars we observed Vehicles on Campus in other areas. Campus Police will begin We learned that there are to ticket sophomore vehicles 324 sophomore vehicles on camfound parked at Wynne If you pus, while there are only 303 will check your Parking Regulaspaces available. Both of these tions Question and Answer secnumbers are approximate as we tion, it states that you can park at could only count cars that were Wynne when your lots are locked on campus that morning, and the or full. You are to call Campus gravel lots at Main SL and Hooper Police to tell us you are at Wynne St do not have and you have a set capacity. until 10:00 Accorda.m. the foling to these figlowing day to ures at least S3 move the car too many parkback into the ing permits Sophomore were sold to lots. If your sophomores. car is in the This problem new section was partially marked alleviated by "Sophomore the recent conOverflow", struction of the you are in an overflow lot, okay spot. reducing the Photo of the Wynne ovtrftow lot at 7:30 «.«. lake* by Patrick O Weal you need to move. Many of you have kept spaces for the Sophs. The over- displaced sophomore vehicles to your cars at Wynne for days and flow was to move the Sophs out 21, where it seems to currently longer. Few of you have called in. of spaces for other decal groups stand. Quite possibly, more than A check of the Sophomore lots to- and to make them remember that 53 permits were oversold, as we day resulted in finding 22 open Wynne is not a Soph lot. Over- could not have possibly counted spaces in Vernon St. #1 lot, 1 flow was for those locked out of every vehicle with a permit. One space in Hooper St. lot, and the the lots at night or if, by chance, of two things has occurred, either too many parking permits were Main Street lot has about 1/3 of the lot was full. We always have more sold on accident or someone was the lot available. By not parking in your Sophs in Fall than Spring because banking on writing a lot of parkzone, you cause a great conges- decals are sold according to the ing tickets this semester. Bottom line, even if every tion problem for the others, this number of credit hours the student includes the Commuters and the has completed. Only then would student parks in the correct lot, Jr/Sr students. Campus Police will we have to make a change to the there are not enough spaces for not send you any more "Wake-Up written policy. This decision is de- the Sophomores with or without Calls" on this matter. The rule? are cided by the VPS A Jong with the the overflow lot. Perhaps the Campus Police should take this as in the booklet you received when Police Dept" you purchased your decals. Please We found it hard to believe a "Wake-Up Call" on this matter. For responses email that there are actually enough e-mail any concerns to: spaces for all of the sophomore jilevy91ongwood.lwc.edu. or bice9longwood.lwc.edu vehicles on campus, so we per- jpooeal9longwood.lwc.edu. Laura Rice JONATHAN LEVY

Parking Director Longwood Police Dept" Shortly after this email was sent, cars at Wynne began to be ticketed by the campus police. This caused students to move their vehicles into the designated sophomore parking areas, which soon filled to capacity. We, both being sophomores, were curious as to whether or not the campus police had oversold the sophomore parking permits so we emailed Laura Rice to find out. This is an excerpt of her reply: "If every student parked in the correct lot, there is enough

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Your Letters Cont'd from the old dining hall to the new one. It has been a great privelege for me to work with these people. If it weren't for their hard work none of you would be eating. The operation we have here is slot better than alot of the other colleges I have visited. Did you know that at ODU they have to clean off and separate everything on your tray? As to the complaint of having to wait for food on the main line, I would like to say that the times the main food line is open has not changed since we switched from Blackwell. When we were there lunch opened at 11 45 and dinner opened at 5:00 The food is out there early so that the employees can eat before their shift And the reason the employees are "gabbing away" is that they are on break from 4:15 til 4:45. It is one of the few breaks they get all day and they deserve it Also the food is not getting cold, there are steam warmers underneath the food to keep it warm. So nothing has really changed, the same food is still available at the same times as last semester. The person who wrote the

last article, I think, must not have been shopping around much for catering services because from what I can tell, Aramark is pretty cheap (catering prices have not been raised in 4 years). For example, meatballs here will cost you $2.85/doz while at UVA it will cost you S1 5/doz. And if you bring in the social security numbers of students with a meal plan you can get SI. 10 credit Alot of work goes into catering events. You have to pay for food and the service, and after working a catering event 1 can tell you it is worth the money you pay for it I guess what I basically want to say is that people need to realize that alot of work goes into running the dining hall and we are doing the best we can to ensure thateverbody is fed. We are working hard to improve things; a second dish room is in the works. It is just the fact that money is needed to do all these things that people want. This school does not have an unlimited amount of funds. I just want everyone to know that we have it good here, and I am happy that I go here. BenKoontz Head Student Supervisor

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FEATURES Longwood Bids Farewell to the Hurleys GEORGE IANVU Asst. Features Editor After IS years, Richard Hurley, Longwood's Vice President of Administration and Finance, announced that he would be resigning, effective June 1. Hurley announced that he would be accepting the position of Executive Vice President and chief financial officer, a similar position, at Mary Washington College. Hurley described the opportunity as being broader. He described the position as "a professional growth opportunity for me." During his 15-year tenure. Hurley has seen the transformation of Longwood College from what it was, to what it is today. The new Library. ARC, Hull education building, and the new Dining Hall were constructed during this time, along with major renoIn the IS years he has been here, the face of this campus has truly changed. Enrollment then

was about 2800, now it is up by a 1000 at nearly 3800 students. Rick Hurley stated that the reasons for his move were very complex. He said that he felt that this was the next step in his career and that it was the right time in his life. Being an avid boater, he said that he looks forward to being closer to the bay and exploring its natural beauty. President Cormier released a statement saying, "Over the years. Rick's vision for Longwood College has guided us on a true course that saw great improvements in the appearance and operation of our campus, as well as in the fiscal health of our college." When asked about his most significant contribution to the Longwood community. Hurley sited his open door policy. "I feel I'm a good listener and have been Hurley is proud to mention that he has borrowed ideas from Mary Washington College in de-

signing his vision of Longwood. Hired in 1985 as Vice President for Business Affairs and Legislative Relations, Hurley was appointed in 1996 to his current position. When ask about leaving Farmville, Hurley said, "This doesn't mean I'm leaving, it means that you have to get your guest rooms ready." Rose Hurley, manager of User Support Services including the Helpdesk, RTA program and Switchboard will be leaving as well. Rose said that she felt she had learned a great deal about technology and management since being hired 10 years ago. "Longwood College and Farmville will remain special," says Rose. "I have met some of the finest people in my life and will treasure those friendships forever." The Rotunda, as well as the nity, wishes the Hurley's continued success in any venture they choose.

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Congratulations Student Employees! NADINEGARKETT Guest Writer In celebration of National Student Employment Week April 2-8, Longwood staff and faculty recognized the nearly 700 student employees in the Work Experience Program, and their supervisors, with an appreciation dinner and certificates of commendation to 1S students for outstanding job performance. Prizes for the dinner and daily drawings were donated by the Alumni Relations Office, Wellness Center and Barnes ft Noble Bookstore. Christina Layden, who is employed by the School of Business, was selected Student Employee of the Year. Runners-up were Steven Shimp, student assistant at the Help Desk, and Eddie Webster from the Department of Speech ft Theatre. The fifteen students nominated by their supervisors for the Student Employee of the Year must have demonstrated outstanding job performance. Each scored high on an

evaluation of more than 20 points, including skills, attitude, independence, job interest, and professionalism. They also wrote essays on bow the work experience has influenced career goals, etc. The supervisors submitted letters of recommendations, along with the students' evaluations and written applications, to a review

strated by their supervisors. A committee of five members (including one student), from various areas on campus selected the winner from nine nominations. The Longwood College Supervisor of the Year for 1999-00 is Joyce Trent from the Department of Py schology. The Student Employment Office assisted almost 800 students with on-campus and off-campus jobs during the 1999-00 aca demicyear. We are proud to honor our Work Experience Students and recognize them for their hard work and contribution to the campus and local community. We would also like to express our appreciation to our supervisors for their cooperation and efforts associated with the Work Experience Program and to everyone who helped to make National Student Employment Week a memorable observance.

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Education Through Irish Exchange Program: Siobhan Cremin KENTBOOTY Guest Writer

Longwood College's relationship with an Irish college known for teacher preparation has yielded the first student from that school to study at Longwood. Siobh£n (pronounced Shuh-vawn) Cremin, who wants to be a special education teacher, has been a full-time student in Longwood's education program during this academic year. Siobhan is from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, where her father, Dr. Peadar Cremin, had been head of education until becoming its president last year. Last year Dr. Claire Lyons, a member of Mary Immaculate's education faculty, taught at Longwood, and Dr. Luther Kirk of Longwood taught there. Some Longwood education students have taught and done their practicum course (observing and teaching in schools for three weeks) in and around Limerick. Another Mary Immaculate student is due at Longwood in the fall. Also. Dr. Cremin and Dr. Frank Howe, bead of Longwood's Department of Education, Special Education, Social Work, and

Communication Disorders, cotaught a summer course at Longwood; Dr. Cremin gave a Simkins Lecture; and in 1996, the year the exchange was signed, a seven-member faculty team from Mary Immaculate came to Longwood to do an evaluation of the teacher preparation program, and a few months later five Longwood faculty members went there to do the same. Longwood President Patricia Cormier spoke at the Irish college for its centennial celebration last year. "Mary Immaculate is the premier elementary teacher preparation college in Ireland," said Dr. Howe, who initiated the exchange. Siobhan. 21. has attended Mary Immaculate for two years, and will return for one more year before getting a B.A. degree. She originally had planned to teach

secondary school but now wants to teach special education, which is newer in Ireland, in a primary

(elementary) school. One reason she came to Longwood was to take special education courses, and she is considering returning for a master's degree in special education. Education is the biggest major at Mary Immaculate, which was founded by the Sisters of

Mercy and has 2,800 students, mostly female. The Sisters of Mercy's role is less and less; Siobhan's father, who replaced a nun from that order, is the first lay president "It's a lot like Longwood. except that it's a little smaller and doesn't offer business," said Dr. Howe, who is taking Longwood practicum students there next month. The primary and secondary schools Siobh£n attended also are run by the Sisters of Mercy. Classes in her secondary school are taught in the Irish language, called Gaelic by many Americans. Although Ireland is officially bilingual, most Irish aren't fluent in that language. Siobhan's parents often speak Irish at home, and she has been giving lessons to Dr. Howe, who has a longtime interest in the language. Her mother

is the principal of a secondary school in Limerick, many of whose students come from disad vantaged backgrounds. Classes at her school average 40 students. '•Competition for admission to Irish colleges and universities is stiff in general, and particularly so in teacher education. Teaching is still a revered profession in Ireland; teachers are accorded a great deal of respect," said Dr. Howe, who has visited Ireland several times. "Tuition is free in Irish higher education, the school year begins and ends a little later in the year than here, and most students live off campus; only 115 Mary Immaculate students live on campus," Siobhan said. Asked the differences between Irish and U.S. colleges, she said classes here are smaller, and "you're asked to think more here. In Ireland it's mostly lecture; there's little time for discussion or questions. Plus, there are a lot more opportunities here to do well; extra credit, for example." She has been surprised that so much thought is given to salary when choosing a career; many Irish students pick careers without knowing what kind of salary to expect.

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SPORTS WOMEN'S TENNIS- CVAC CHAMPIONS! SOFTBALL- CVAC RUNNER'S UP! LACROSSE- #4 IN THE NATION! W. Tennis: 23-2.9-1 CVAC Softball: 34-23.14-R CVAC Tnrrnxse: 10-5-1 SPOUTS INFORMATION BECKY TAYLOR SportsWriUr

WOMEN'S TEEflflS Longwood, the #2 seed, upsec #1 seed and regionally-ranked #5 Lees-McRae 5-4 Monday to WIN THE 2000 CVAC WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP in North Carolina at Barton College. It is the first-ever CVAC Tournament Championship won by a Lancer program since beginning competition in the conference in 1995. Additionally, the LC women established a aew school-record for season wins by improving to 23-2 overall this year. Longwood got the match-deciding win in singles from senior Jen Morton at #5, a hard-fought 3-6,6-4,6-1 three-set triumph by Morton who was named the Championship tournament's 'Most Valuable Player". Morton also teamed with junior Tricia Ramsey at #3 doubles to gain an important 9-8 win during the closely-played contest. Also earning wins against the Bobcats were senior Carrie Armstrong at #6 singles (6-2,6-4) and sophomore

Michelle Williams-Tober at #3 singles (6-3, 6-4), while senior Bonnie Maholchic and sophomore Laura Veazey teamed to win at #2 doubles (8-2). The championship victory past Lees-McRae avenged a 7-2 loss to the Bobcats in North Carolina during the regular-season. Longwood will now wait until April 26 to find out if they will be invited to participate in the NCAA East Regional May 5-7.

SOFTBALL Longwood finished second at the 2000 Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, April 16, dropping a 4-0 decision to #3 seeded Mount Olive (33-15) in the championship, after advancing to the final by upsetting #1 seeded Pfeiffer (2811)6-5 in 10 innings in the semifinals. Longwood defeated #5 Queens (18-21) 5-4 in the quarterfinal game April 14. LC closed-out its season 34-23 overall, 14-8 in the CVAC. Against #3 seeded Mount Olive in the championship, the #4 seeded Lancers were led by sophomores Jody Case (2-3) and Colleen Cooney (1-2), along with

WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM 2000

freshman Katie Agnew (1-3). Against #1 seeded Pfeiffer in the semifinal game, freshman Tiffany Wheeler hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to bring in classmate Ashley Atkins to win the game 6-5. Longwood was led by Agnew (2-4) with a run, a double, and a RBI, followed by freshman Shelby Ray (1-3) with a RBI, and sophomore Jodi WolffCoussoulos (1-3) with two runs and a stolen base. Freshman Jennifer Potts earned the pitching win. Against #5 seeded Queens, Potts led the Lancers, going 2-4 with two runs and one double, followed by Ray (2-2) with an RBI and a double, and Agnew (1-2) with a run and a RBI. Sophomore Denise Wack earned the pitching win. LACROSSE Longwood defeated Pfeiffer, 16-1 April 15 at Lancer Field. LC has won five-straight matches, eight of nine overall, and is ranked #4 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II Poll. Against Pfeiffer, junior

All Tournament Teams Women's Tennis; Jen Morton Bonnie Macholchic Carrie Armstrong Whiteny Shaw Michelle Williams-Tober Natalie Smith and freshman Kristen Beany each fired two goals past Pfeiffer's goalkeeper, while sophomore Kris Denson and freshman Jen Hilbert each put one goal on the board to put LC ahead 6-1. at the intemission. Denson land senior Heather Branson each scored two goals in the second half, followed by Smith, Hilbert, seniors Heather Wentzel, and Tina Whitaker, sophomore Ann Harmon, and freshman Kristin Wydra each

SofibalL Jodi Wolff-Coussoulos JodyCase Shelby Ray

with one goal. Junior goalkeeper Rachel Bunn had eight saves for LC. LC is led by Smith with 30 goals and a team-high 22 assists for a team-high 52 points, Denson with a team-high 34 goals and seven assists for 41 points, followed by Hilbert (20g, 11a, 31 pts.), and sophomore Beth Hsdrys (20g, 5a, 25 pts.). Bunn has acquired 228 saves, allowing 124 goals against for a 8.27 average, and a .648 save% for 900 minutes.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FEMALE STUDENT ATHLETES!

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SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION Longwood shot a 54-hole score of 317-318-308-943 April 9-11 while finishing 7th among 11 teams at the annual CVAC Men's Golf Championship in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Pfeiffer won the team championship at the 6,729yard, par 71, Regent Park Golf Club with its 299-288-285-872. The disappointing finish leaves the Lancers waiting until April 21 to find out if they will be invited to participate in the NCAA South Regional May 1-3, though it's now unlikely. At Fort Mill, LC was led by local senior Toby Towler with a 75-79-78-232 to tie for loth-place individually among the 55 golfers. Towler was followed by classmate Jason Cope'and (7880-76-234, 19th), sophomores Blair Shadday (82-83-76-241, T29th) and local player David Hite (82-79-83-244,T-35th). along with junior Niklas Jansson (8680-78-244, T-35th). The Lancers

had entered the tournament averaging 304.67 as a team this spring before completing the championship with a three-round average of 314.33. "We had gotten ourselves into a position over the past month in which we had a fairly good chance to challenge for a conference title and earn a regional berth," lamented head coach Kevin Fillman. "Unfortunately, we didn't handle things the way we're capable of and never gave ourselves the opportunity to be a threat" Through 23 rounds of golf, Shadday led Longwood with his 76.22 average, including two rounds under 70 with a low round of 68. Shadday was followed by Jansson (76.96, 70), Copeland (77.35. 70), Towler (79.06, 73), freshman Chris Pugh (79.91.75), sophomore Jimmy Martin (80.00, 78), Hite (80.13,76), and sophomore Myles Jones (80.46,75). The Lancers established a new school-record with their team average of 306.61 this year.

Longwood swept a collegiate baseball doubleheader at CVAC opponent Belmont Abbey, Sunday, winning 2-0 in the first game and 6-0 in the second game. Junior Derrick Ellison (5-3) pitched a complete-game shutout on the

mound in the opener, while sophomore Adrian Watkins delivered a key hit for the Lancers. In the nightcap, freshman Jeremy Knicely hit a two-run home run - his team-best and freshman school-record 10th homer this season, while classmates Brian Thompson and Jason Hunsecker (4-3) combined for the shutout on

RECAP FOR SPRING SPORTS OF 2000 BASEBALL; 26-13,12-11 CVAC 20 straight, 20 win season 10 straight, 25 win season GAMES LEFT= 4/21, St. Andrews, 1 & 3 4/25, 9 HSC, 3 4/27-30, CVAC tourney MEN'S GOLF: GAMES LEFT= 5/1-3, 54 holes NCAA South Regional 5/16-19, 72 holes NCAA Championships MEN'S TENNIS; 12-12,4-6 CVAC CVAC Qnarterfinalists

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SQFTBALL; 34-23,14-8 CVAC CVAC Tournament RUNNER UPS! 23-2,9-1 CVAC CVAC CHAMPIONS!!! NEW SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS! Second 20 win season in school history LACROSSE; 10-5-1 #4IWLCA, NATION'S DIVISION H POLL WOMEN'S GOLF: GAMES LEFT= 5/16-19. NCAA Championships 72 holes

the mound. Hunsecker got the win pitching win in relief with the final two innings. Longwood is now 26-13, the lOth-straight 25-win season for the Lancers. Longwood (24-13) stopped a three-game losing streak with a 26-5 collegiate baseball triumph at non-conference opponent Randolph-Macon (8-19) Wednesday in Ashland. Junior David Robinson (3-4) led the offensive explosion with three hits, including two home runs and five RBI, while sophomore Adrian Watkins (3-6) and freshman Jeremy Knicely (3-7) each added three hits and five RBI as well. Knicely also hit a home run his team-leading 9th this spring, as did junior Ryan Costa (1-3). Senior Doug Kenney (3-5) added three hits, four RBI, and five runs. Freshman Tripp Metzger (5-3) earned the pitching win with the first S innings on the mound. Game«l R H E Longwood 2 3 0 25-13,11-11 CVAC OBelmontAb. 0 5 1 LC Top Hitter(s) •So. Adrian Watkins -LC Pitcher (s) of Record •Jr. Derrick Ellison 5-3 Game#2 R H E Longwood 6 9 1 26-13,12-11 CVAC @ Belmont Ab. 0 2 1 LCTopHitterCO •FT. Jeremy Knicely HR- 10th of season •So. Adrian Watkins -LC Pitcher(s) of Record •FT. Jason Hunsecker 4-3 R H 26 30 Longwood 24-13 # Randolph-Mac 5 10 3 8-19 LC Top Hitter(s) •Jr. David Robinson i-A, 2 HR. 5 RBI •So. Adrian Watkins 3-6.5 RBI •Fr. Jeremy Knicely 3-7, HR. 5 RBI •Sr. Doug Kenney 3-5,4 RBI •Jr. Ryan Costa 1-3.HR -LC Pitchers) of Record •Fr. Tripp Metzger 5-3


Housing Update Dear Longwood Students, Resulting from some realities and some opinions expressed in the April 6* issue of the Rotunda, Melissa Gill and I worked together to provide this response. The major concern expressed was expanding (or tripling) rooms in Cox, specifically every odd-numbered room that was not designated to house an RA The fact that students in Cox were not notified of this plan prior to days before the room selection process is inexcusable. The reason, though not a rationalization, resulted from a false assumption by the director of housing. Since Cox has. for many yean, been expanded during fall semesters, the false assumption was that students would be aware of this continuing activity. "Hindsight is 20/ 20," however, and everyone reading this should know that in the future every effort will be made to communicate clearly and regularly with students in residence regarding policies, procedures, and residential student issues and concerns. This will happen as issues occur. Communication will be timely and thorough. In this Rotunda issue, you will find a list of important dates and forums for next year during which student-housing issues will be the focus. The editor of the Rotunda will assign a news correspondent who will meet regularly with the director of bousing to research and report on issues of interest to students related to bousing on and off campus. Additional responses to student concerns in Cox included a Cox hall meeting with the director of bousing. First and foremost, it should be stated that the residents of Cox were a delightful group to sit with and talk to about their concerns Rationale and procedures for expanding the occupancy of rooms in Cox were explained in detail, as was the projected timeline and means by which involuntarily tripled residents would be relocated. The date on which students would recave room charge refunds and the circumstances by which these refunds would be offered were outlined. E-mail will be sent to those students assigned to Cox during "between building moves" addressing the same points. Please look forward to it, if you arc one of these students. Less dominating issues

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raised in the Rotunda included decisions associated with the 'junior option" and with student teacher housing for fall semesters. The practice of balancing the needs of individual students against the needs of students as a group is ongoing. Therefore, responses arc constantly being reevaluated. In the initial response to junior applications to move off campus, 50 students were offered the option. Others were sent letters and invited to have their names added to a waiting list On April 12 and prior to room selection, the situation was reevaluated and it was determined that juniors on the waiting list would be permitted to seek off campus accommodations. Presently, all seniors who have applied to move off campus have been approved. Juniors, who applied on oi before the March 10 deadline and who requested to be on the waiting list have been offered the option to live off campus for next academic year. Regarding the decision to house student teachers at the Days Inn for next fall semester during modules resulted from ongoing discussions that continue As recently as last evening, a very pleasant conversation occurred between the director of housing and a group of fall semester student teachers The move to house these students off-site was explained completely and there was no argument regarding the value of this decision. Concerns were raised about several amenities offered to residential students that arc not standard fare at the Days Inn. Work on these areas is currently underway and progress will be communicated to fall student teachers before the close of spring semester. It should also be pointed out that raised were several positive points about the arranged accommodations. These included double beds for every student, less competition for nearby parking, daily housekeeping in rooms and bathrooms, free continental breakfast, and an outdoor pool. Not bad benefits...don't you think? Wc hope this letter serves to bring clarification to the happenings and activities of and around the programs, policies and procedures of the Office of Residence Education and Housing. Yours respectfully. Michael Clements

Angus 2000 25 -Halls open at 9 a.m. to all new students 27 - Halls open at 9 am. to all returning students September 2000 11 to 15 -RESIDENTIAL STUDENT FORUMS (time, date and location TB A in Rotunda) 18 - First day to request room change (approval based on availability) October 2000 02 - First day to request meal plan change for Spring Semester 02 - First day to sign-up to stay on-campus for Fall Break 11 - Last day to sign-up to stay on-campus for Fall Break 13 -Last day to request meal plan change for Spring Semester 13 - Halls close at 6 p.m. for Fall Break 17 - Halls open at 2 p.m. after Fall Break November 2000 13 - First day to sign-up to stay on-campus for Thanksgiving Break 17 -Last dayto sign-up to stay on-campus for Thanksgiving Break 22 - Halls close at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break 26 - Halls open at 2 p.m. after Thanksgiving Break 27 to 12/1 - RESIDENTIAL STUDENT FORUMS (time, date and location TBA in Rotunda) December 2000 11 -Winter Break departure required 24 hours after last exam completed 17 -Halls close at noon for Winter Break Jamwvy2Ml 14 - Halls open at 9 am to all new students and 2 p.m. to all returning students 22 to 24 - RESIDENTIAL STUDENT FORUMS (time, date and location TBA in Rotunda) 29 - First day to apply to live in ARC, a single room, or off-campus

tmrnmrgtm 16 -Last day to apply to live in ARC. a single room, or off-campus 26 - Approval letters for ARC, single rooms, and off-campus 26 - First day to sign-up to stay on-campus for Spring Break March2O01 05 - Last day to accept approval to liv* in ARC, single rooms or off campus 07 - Last day to sign-up to stay on campus for Spring Break 09 - Halls close at 6 p.m. for Spring Break IS -Halls open at 2 pm. after Sprin*; Break April 2001 06 - First day of squatting room selection 09 - Special Interest, Sorority and Fraternity room assignments due 10 - Last day of squatting room selection 11 -First day of within building room selection 13 -Last day of within building room selection 17 - Between building room selection 20 - Late room selection begins 23 to 27 - RESIDENTIAL STUDENT FORUMS (t and Wcatioa TBA in Rotunda) Ma,2001 12 - Halls close at 4 p.m. following Graduation


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