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AUGUST 20, 2003

Right Foot Forward

Are you lost?

Kerri Dye and the women’s soccer team along with the other Tars teams prepare for the upcoming fall season.

There are a lot of changes on campus, so whether you are new to the college or are a Rollins Veteran, take a second and look at our oversized campus map.

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Welcome Week 2003 Kicking off the year on the wrong foot is not an option. Welcome Week is just around the corner so get ready for concerts, movies, and much more.

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Welcome Home!

Extreme Darkness

Northeast crippled by largest blackout in North American history. by Matt Moore

production manager

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A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME: An aerial shot of campus showcases the great asthetic beauty of Rollins College.

The Rollins Family welcomes the incoming class to their new home. by Matt Moore production manager

As August draws to a close, it is time once again to begin the new school year. A new crop of freshman are stepping onto the grounds and changing the landscape of the school. Four hundred ninety new students are entering into our midst on August 20. The new class is the largest, most talented, and most diverse class in the history of Rollins. The students come from varied locations throughout the United States and throughout the world. Of the incoming class, 40 percent are from Florida, while the other 60 percent represent 31 states and 10 coun-

tries. Sixteen percent of the freshman class are minority students. The class of 2007 is 60% female. The incoming class is the largest Rollins has ever had and they will represent approximately 30% of the total student body. Academically this class is very well endowed as well. The SAT average is the highest ever, up 35 points from 2000 and 80 points from 10 years ago. David Erdmann, Dean of Admission and Enrollment, is very pleased with this new class. “For the past 10 years we have been pushing the center of the entering class,” says Erdmann, “strengthening the academic profile and diversifying the student body. By all counts this year’s entering class sets new records.” Financial aid was awarded to over 55 percent of the incoming students, with the

average award over $14,500. The percentage of students awarded financial aid continues to rise, increasing by over 20 percent during the last 10 years. Nine percent of the new students were also accepted into the Accelerated Management Program, giving them the opportunity to earn a BA and a MBA in five rather than six academic years. Thirteen percent of incoming students were accepted into the College’s Honors Degree Program. As for this year’s freshman class, it is easy to say that they have continued the trend of strengthening the Rollins student body each year. This class has more ethnic diversity, economic diversity, and geographic diversity than any of the classes that came before them. This year along with a bright cast of new students, the school is experimenting

with the Nexus “Living Learning Community” where students live in the same building as their RCC classmates. The RCC program continues to be innovative and very diligent in preparing students for their school years ahead.

Wide scale power loss hit the Northeast at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 14. The Niagara Mohawk power company experienced a freak blackout that crippled much of the Northeast with loss of electrical power. The blackout is the largest in North American history with its effects reaching more than five states and even up into Canada. The power remained off in most cities throughout the night. When dawn came, lights started returning sporadically in most cities. The New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges returned to a normal trading day after the abrupt halt the previous day. New York, New Jersey, Ontario, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire were the

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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: 2003 Women’s golf team helped to propel Rollins athletics to men’s & women’s Mayor’s Cup trophies. Read more on page 11.


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GET INVOLVED!

With over 70 organizations on campus find one that appeals to you. Go to the Student Involvement Fair on Sunday, August 24th at the Alfond Sports Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

All Campus Events (ACE) Phi Beta Lambda Advertising Club Phi Delta Theta Alpha Tau Omega Phi Eta Sigma Asian American Student Association Philosophy Club BACCHUS Pinehurst Best Buddies Psi Chi Biology Interest Group (BIG) Psychology Club Black Student Union Quills (Poetry Club) Brushing Raw-Lenz Improv Troupe Caribbean Student Association Religious Pluralist Party Chi Omega Residential Hall Association Chi Psi R-TV Circle K Rollins German Culture Club College Republicans Rollins Investment Club Cultural Action Committee Rollins Dancers DEVO (Diverse Eaters, Vegetarians & Others) Rollins Mentors Entrepreneurs Club Rollins Outdoor Club (ROC) GIFT (Gaining Insight and Fostering Togetherness) Rollins Players GLBTA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Ally and Alliance) Rollins Table Tennis League Interfraternity Council Rotoract Club International Student Association Sandspur Intervarsity Christian Fellowship SCAM (Society for Creative and Analytical Minds) Jewish Student League Sigma Tau Delta Kappa Delta Silence is Acceptance, Habitat Project Kappa Kappa Gamma Star Trek Rollins College Latin American Student Association Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Socie MAC Users Club Student Alumni Association Math and Computer Science Club Student Government Association Muslim Student Association Students Obliterating Ableist Reality Native American Culture Alliance Tau Kappa Epsilon Newman Club Teach to Reach Non Compis Mentis Tomokan Off-Campus Students Association Voices for Women Om (Indian Student Assocation) Wall Street Players Omicron Delta Epsilon Women’s Football Omicron Delta Kappa WPRK Radio Panhellenic Council


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A Letter From Rollins President Dr. Rita Bornstein

As we celebrate the beginning of a new school year, we are happy to welcome back our returning students and faculty ? we missed you and hope you had a refreshing summer. We are also delighted to welcome Rollins’ 118th class ? the Class of 2007, along with our other new students and new faculty and staff members. We hope you enjoy a smooth transition into the Rollins community. This will be a year of transition for me, as well, as I enter my 14th and final year as your president. (You

will be hearing more about the search for Rollins’ next president as the year progresses.) I will take extra pleasure this year in the traditional rituals of the College ? the Matriculation Convocation, Founders’ Day, Commencement, and, of course, Fox Day. These rituals both celebrate Rollins’ history and make us part of that history. Rituals can comfort us with their familiarity, but I also challenge each of you to try something new this year: attend a soccer match or a volleyball game, enjoy a

play or a concert, volunteer for a new type of community service. This fall we will host some extraordinary visitors, including Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Edward Albee, the Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with them while they are on campus. Work hard, play well, and make the most of the year ahead.

administration – they’re strong allies. 5. Support our Tar athletes. 6. Attend as many campuswide events as you can – they’re for everyone! 7. Take a class just for fun or because you want to learn something new. 8. Spend some time at the pool every once in a while, and take advantage of our great weather! 9. Discover and explore the amazing community that surrounds Rollins. 10. Keep a journal and take lots of pictures – later on, you’ll be thankful that you did. 11. Read the Sandspur every week! 12. Remember to thank Rollins employees every once in a while for everything they do for us. 13. Take advantage of the amazing resources we have on campus – there are so many awesome people and programs here! 14. Buy a goldfish – be responsible for something

besides yourself. 15. Keep in mind that we’re here to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. 16. Go to bed every night knowing that you’re taking full advantage of everything Rollins has to offer, and remember that you’re making the school a better place to be.

You will have many ups and downs this year, as will everyone else. Just keep in mind that your experience here is what you make of it – so be sure to make it the best!

A Letter From Your SGA President

Hello Students!

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On behalf of the Student Government Association, I would like to welcome or welcome you back to Rollins for what I’m certain will be a fabulous year! So many people have been working diligently throughout the summer to make improvements around campus (including your hard-working SGA!), and it’s all to make Rollins the best it can be for you! This July, I went to an SGA conference, and I was able to meet many people from different colleges and universities throughout the country. While I was there, I really began to realize how great things are at Rollins and how lucky we are to be part of this institution! Sure, there are some areas in which the campus needs work, and we all feel the need to complain every once in a while, but trust me – we are pretty well off here. With that said, I hope you’ll agree that it’s good to

be a Tar these days… but nevertheless, staying content does not lead to any changes nor improvements on campus – SGA wouldn’t be necessary, and I would be out of a job. So in order to make things better for everyone, I took it upon myself to create a list of Things To Do at Rollins this year – things for you to do that will put you at an advantage, opportunities for you to contribute to the community, and ways for you to enjoy your time at this wonderful school. Pick a few of these suggestions (whatever is within your abilities), and add them to your list of goals for the year:

1. Wake up as many days as possible with a smile :) and keep it on throughout the day. 2. Join or continue involvement in a club/organization – or start one yourself! 3. Play an intramural sport for both exercise and fun. 4. Create relationships with faculty, staff, and

Take care, Sarah Ledbetter SGA President

FALL TERM 2003 ARTS & SCIENCES ACADEMIC CALENDAR

New Students Report.....................................................................................................................Wednesday, August 20 Returning Students Report................................................................................................................Saturday, August 23 First Day of Class.................................................................................................................................Monday, August 25 Schedule Changes (Drop/Add).........................................................Monday, August 25, through Friday, August 29 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)...................................................................................................Monday, September 1 Credit/No Credit Deadline.................................................................................................................Friday, September 5 Drop without Notation Deadline......................................................................................................Friday, September 5 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Fall Break (No Classes)................................................................Saturday, October 18, through Tuesday, October 21 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Drop without Penalty Deadline...........................................................................................................Friday, October 31 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)................................Wednesday, November 26, through Sunday, November 30 Classes End.........................................................................................................................................Tuesday, December 9 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Reading Day................................................................................................................................Wednesday, December 10 Final Exams......................................................................................Thursday, December 11, and Friday, December 12 Reading Days..................................................................................Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14 Final Exams.....................................................................................Monday, December 15, and Tuesday, December 16 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


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I mportant C ampuswIde p hone n umbers and h ours of o peratIon

Campus Bookstore (407) 646-2133, Box 2739 Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bursar’s Office (407) 646-2252, Box 2716 Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Campus Safety (407) 646-2999, Box 2734

Career Services (407) 646-2195, Box 2587

Center for Public Service (407) 646-2115, Box 2738

Chapel/Campus Ministry (407) 646-2115, Box 2756

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (407) 646-2526, Box 2765 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dining Services (407) 646-2671, Box 2741

Financial Aid Office (407) 646-2395, Box 2721 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Health/Medical Services (407) 646-2235

International Programs (407) 646-2466, Box 2759

Multicultural Affairs (407) 646-1240, Box 2793

Olin Library (407) 646-2507, Box 2744 Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to Midnight Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday Noon to Midnight Please check for interim and holiday hours

Personal Counseling Services (407) 646-6340, Box 2637 Post Office (407) 646-2535 Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Receiving mail only)

Residential Life Office (407) 646-2649, Box 2737 Recreational Facilities (407) 646-2366

Daryl’s Fitness Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Alfond Swimming Pool Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Tiedtke Tennis Courts Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. When classes or practice are not in session

The Martin Tennis Complex can be used by permission only Alfond Boat House Canoeing, Sailing and

Windsurfing Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. weather permitting

Student Involvement and Leadership (407) 646-2624, Box 2746

Telephone Service (407) 646-2497, Box 2714

Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center (407) 646-2354, Box 2613 Professional staff hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointment hours for peer tutoring and writing consulting: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to Noon Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


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places most affected by this large-scale disaster. Water shortages, heat strokes and looting were among the side effects of the power outages. This also left the cities’ emergency crews scrambling to keep order and rescue people who were trapped in elevators. The cause of the power loss was still not determined by press time and has been falsely attributed to things such as a large lightning strike or fire. The location of the original power outage has also not been confirmed to be in the Niagara area, it is also reported that the Lake Erie region in Ohio is also suspect. A large scale power failure similar to this was also the cause of a blackout in the 1960’s. The blackout affected as many as 50 million people in the wide area that it inflicted. Citizens generally remained calm and civil during the emergency, with the only reports of looting coming Ottawa, Ontario. Throughout the day Friday power was expected to slowly return to the inflicted areas, but was expected to remain out in areas until the end of the weekend.

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SPORTS

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2003 R OLLINS C OLLEGE F ALL S PORTS S CHEDULES

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

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