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Sept./Oct. 1991

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LANCER OF¡THE MONTH Shel/i Schmidt Staff Writer Name: Age: Birth Date: Concentrate: Marital Status: Favorite TV show: Color:' Music: Soap: Food:

Sarah Dickman

22 June 11, 1969 English (but likes science) Single Northern Exposure all of them oldies but goodies Aloe and Lanolin (Oh, you mean soap opera?l) ice.cream

We give the honor of Lancer of the Month not to a sports stud or even to a class president, but to Sarah Dickman, a senior, who has some special thoughts to share with us before she enters the teaching world in December. When Sarah was asked why she was so excited about being a teacher in a few short months, she gave me this answer: "I want to have a great influence on little children. I want them to be their own person and know that I want to hear whatever it is they have to say. I want the children to be excited and have fun learning about the different subjects, and most importantly, about their loving Savior. I want the children to know they all have different abilities that God has given them and to strive to develop their individual gifts."

Sarah wanted to be a teacher even as a little girl. Coming from a family of tlve brothers .and two sisters, Sarah has. had some experience. She was born in Fond du Lac, WI. Now she lives in Campbellsport, WI on a dairy farm where she has the chores of feeding the chickens and milking the goats. But this summer Sarah left the goats and chickens behind to spend the summer in New Ulm with Professor Hermanson and his family. She made a killing working the salad bar at Bonanza and babysitting a thirteen year-old boy (I'm sure that was rough!). "This summer was an eyeopener. I associated with people of no religious background who had morals that extremely clashed with mine. Pretty sad to say, but that is the real world." Well, if Sarah's not in the cafeteria lunch line taking your number, she's probably reading a mystery by Mary Higgins Clark or writing a poem. She could even be playing intramurals such as badminton, volleyball, or basketball. (Maybe she is a sport stud after ali!) But the one thing Sarah enjoys the most is talking to people. "If you want to get to know people, the only way to do it is to.talk to them. Everyone has something to contribute and you might just learn a thing or two." Glancing into the future, Sarah said she will teach, hopefully get married some day, write childrens' books, and write one book which will move and inspire al~.

To the editor: Recently it has come to my attention that there is quite an apathetic attitude on our campus when it comes to news and current events. It exasperates me to realize that many students here at DMLC feel that keeping up on current ever.ts is unimportant. It is vital that we as future educators be knowledgeable about the events taking place in our world. We need to be familiar with current events if we. are to consider ourselves well-rounded adults. What better way to show your ignorance than to look bewildered and confused when someone brings up an important news event in conversation. It is not justifiable to say that you are too busy to read a newspaper or to watch the news. It is not justifiable to say, ¡Who cares, anyway?". We cannot be so caught up in our own little worlds that we forget about everything else! Keeping up on current events is important! You can make the time to do it. Read a newspaperI Watch the news! Respectfully submitted, Angie Fischer

I looked back to yesterday And found today passed me by. Then I searched into the future And tomorrow came to my door. So I sat and tried to find the days I had lost, And realized I wasn't looking in the right place, The present. - Sarah Dickman, August 1991

1991-1992 DMLC Messengers Vol. 82  
1991-1992 DMLC Messengers Vol. 82