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UCAN combines s’mores and service During the latter half of the day students played Frisbee, corn hole, and made s’mores by a campfire. Caroline Photo by Cole Arendt Twiggs, Students pitch their tent at Campus Lake before enjoying the director activities sponsored by UCAN. of service, said, “We Kyle Mathis had amazing weather, amazing News Editor food and amazing friends. Everybody should’ve come out.” Last weekend Wingate UniStudents enjoyed free food versity held the Carolina from McAlisters, as well as Campout. The campout began s’mores. They played cornhole, Friday afternoon where approxfrisbee and a bonfire. imately 40 students gathered Before settling in for the out at Campus Lake and set-up night, students were left laughtents. 15 students from Pfeiffer ing as they watched the comiUniversity ate, camped out and cal movie, Without a Paddle. served with Wingate’s UCAN Saturday morning, students students.

woke up to donuts before departing early for a day of service. From 9 a.m. to noon, students traveled around Union County, lending their hands in various service activities. These activities included cleaning bird cages and inputting new drainage systems at the Monroe Water Fowl Center. Students helped in beautifying the community garden at the Monroe Methodist Church. Also, they visited the Carolina Equine Rescue Assistance Farm, or CERA, an all-donation-run farm comprised of more than just horses. Chickens, pigs and other animals are also taken in at the farm. UCAN students helped complete chores to prepare the farm and the animals for the fall and winter seasons. “There were a lot of kids on campus who wanted to volunteer and we wanted to give them a fun event, so that ev-

eryone could get involved,” said Americorps VISTA representative Jacki Emmenecker. Overall, the Carolina Campout was deemed a complete success. Cole Arendt, one of the students who attended the weekend event said, it was “well done, as far as making it a comfortable campout.” The campout was an event Wingate has been looking for to get students involved around campus. Wingate is constantly on the look-out for more events so students may come together to have fun and enjoy each other’s fellowship. One of the next events Wingate will be holding is the Halloween Carnival which will be held Oct. 27. If any student is interested in attending or has any questions regarding the upcoming event, they should contact Jordan Crowe at jtcrowe@ wingate.edu.

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A few years ago, Mike Pope, assistant offensive line coach and director of high school relations at Wingate, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a disease that would require a five-way bypass heart surgery. After the surgery Pope went back to coaching, but in March 2005 more heart problems occurred and he was forced to have a pacemaker implanted inside of him. While recovering from the surgery, Pope developed a staph infection in his lower legs. The doctor told him that he either had two

weeks to live or he would have to lose his legs. The story of his journey is recounted in the book “Do They Play Football in Heaven?” a biography written by Wilt Browning. After hearing about Pope’s life, his friends contacted Browning, who wrote the book. “This book hits on my relationships with my players, my family and God,” said Pope. The title of the book stems from a big dream Pope holds. “I believe heaven will be different for everyone, and up in heaven I hope it will be one big 24-hour football game where no one wins and no one loses. I can eat five pre-game meals and everybody gets along.”

Growing up, music was a huge part of my life. It's what kept me sane during the crazy years of middle and high school. I've always been a one-genre kind of guy - rock. As my music tastes developed in high school, I became a huge fan of "orchestral rock." I've always liked the infusing of strings and wind with the typical rock style.

bulldogs’ offensive line. People may feel sorry for what has happened to him, but he feels differently. “I have a great life. I have a relationship with God, a wife, kids, players and camps. I am very lucky,” he said. Pope has learned many lessons throughout Photo by Samantha Bare his life and Mike Pope pauses before practice Monday. Pope’s biognone bigraphy, “Do They Play Football in Heaven?” details Pope’s struggles and his relationships with his athletes, family and ger than to never give up. God. semi-pro football for two years “Things are never as bad as they seem, faith with the Stanley Patriots. After his playing career was relationships with people Growing up, music was aand huge over, Pope got into the coachareme the most important things. part of my life. It's what kept ing aspect of the game. He makes mistakes, but sane during the crazy yearsEveryone of has coached 10 different high middle and high school. you can turn your life around and overcome those mistakes.,” schools in his illustrious career. I've always been a one-genre His most notable coaching job he said. kind of guy - rock. As my music “ItIis easy to have good char- was at Indian Land high school tastes developed in high school, where Pope took his football acter when things are going became a huge fan of "orchestral team to the Class A playoffs six good, but it is more important rock." I've always liked the infusout of his eight years. have that good character ing of strings and wind withtothe In 1988, while at Blackvillewhen things are going bad. typical rock styl Hilda high school, Pope won When Other than that particular styleyou die, it is important a Class A state championship to know of music, I don't give anything else that you were the best and won the South Carolina possible person you could be.” Football Coach of the Year Pope, a native of Monroe, Award. He has even coached attended Wingate College professional football players where he participated in socsuch as Troy Brown, who won cer and wrestling, although three Super Bowl rings with the football was his passion. After New England Patriots. graduating from Wingate, “Do They Play Football in Pope attended Gardner-Webb Heaven?” can be purchased in University where he played ofthe Wingate University bookfensive guard. He then played

Pope considers it a great honor to have a book written about his life. “The biggest thing that got me through this was my faith in God. I didn’t understand, but there is a plan and this is just another stumbling block,” said Pope after hearing about having to lose his legs. Pope described the week leading up to the surgery as “the longest week of my life.” With the love and support of his family and friends Pope had a successful surgery and was given prosthetic legs to walk on. Since then Pope has continued to head up the Hawg Tuff offensive line camp for kids and helps to coach the Wingate


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Wind Ensemble throws curve ball at unsuspecting student: me Mike Shaw Opinions Editor Growing up, music was a huge part of my life. It's what kept me sane during the crazy years of middle and high school. I've always been a one-genre kind of guy - rock. As my music tastes developed in high school, I became a huge fan of "orchestral rock." I've always liked the infusing of strings and wind with the typical rock style. Other than that particular style of music, I don't give anything else the time of day. I'm just stubborn like that. Both my best friend and girlfriend listen to country. It's been hard, but I'm trying to make the transition. That being said, I'm sure you could imagine the joy that I had on my face walking into "just another Lyceum" on Monday evening. I'm talking about the Wind Ensemble. I'm hoping that members of the ensemble don't take this the wrong way, but I wasn't too excited about the concert. I grabbed the program and slipped down into the back row among the other students. Looking over the program, my eyes shot to the end of the song list. It read, "Pastime - A Salute to Baseball." I couldn't believe what I was reading. Are they serious? Indeed they were. The program began and I have to admit that I was captivated by the sounds coming from the stage. The notes, so beautifully put together, actually made me think of being outdoors and enjoying the fall weather. This was the theme of their program - fall. I was actually enjoying my time at the concert, but I couldn't wait to

hear what the baseball composition was all about. The fourth out of five songs ended and it was time. There was an explanation of the song. It was written by Jack Stamp to commemorate baseball, more specifically, baseball in Candlestick Park. It was explained that there were several "tricks" throughout the composition to honor players throughout baseball's history. One measure, number 19 was dedicated to Yankee great Don Larsen who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. To pay tribute, no notes were played during that measure. There were all sorts of other neat "tricks" throughout the composition that any baseball fan would find captivating. Throughout all of this, I realized that I've been missing out. We, the students at Wingate, take for granted the incredible fine arts department on campus. A department that offers us so much in the areas of music and drama. We place so much of an emphasis on sending students out to the athletic events that we miss out on the entire Wingate community as a whole. Students, we are the community. We need to begin acting like it. We need to support more than just our athletes, more than just ourselves. I learned something about myself that evening. It seems like a school lesson, but I learned that trying new things on campus can and will enhance your experience here. I encourage you to go out of your comfort zone, much like I did, and go to an event on campus that you might not normally attend. I promise that you will learn more about yourself, your classmates, your community and the world.

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WU Nation: Panthers in for a long season Kevin Goode Columnist This is the place where talent goes to die. The Carolina Panthers don that toe tag as their body bag of a season starts to unzip for us. I don’t know when it happened, but I know how it happened. The fruits sewn in the Panthers’ “Garden of Eden” certainly haven't been so sweet as of late. This year, what this organization has yielded for its fan base, has been an abysmal harvest. This off-season, like past offseasons, the Panthers didn’t produce any real free agent activity to shore up definite holes the team needed to address. This same offseason also witnessed the Panthers jettison several veteran players. The Panthers want to build through the draft, stay conservative and find right kind of players to step right in and absorb any year-to-year losses. It’s a model of success that has produced six championships for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It has a proven record of accomplishment. Who wouldn’t want to build that way? Maybe it’s too soon to judge? Maybe there is a much plainer truth to it. We, as Americans, are always clamoring. We want a more transparent this or that blah blah blah… What if Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson came out

in a statement, in his most fatherly tone just so it didn’t hurt so much, and just told us: Dear fans, I get a sense that you, as fans, are a little concerned with the product I’m putting on the field. Well, you see, it’s this whole looming player lock-out thing. To be honest, I have a very important role to play in it. As an NFL team owner, I need to position myself, should the need arise, to be able to work from a position of strength with the players association. In saying that, I’m not going to say this season is a wash, but I am going to use words like “youth movement” when I discuss the team any further. Imagine swallowing that blue pill instead of the red one we have choked down watching the first four weeks of the season. Had Jerry Richardson come out and said something like that, or anything for that matter, I would be the first to want to erect a personal life-like statue of him in my front yard just so my neighbors and I could bask in its glory. As it stands, the Panthers sit primed to make a real run at the first pick in next year’s draft. We aren’t quite the Shangri La of where talent goes to die just yet. That title still rests comfortably at the feet of Raider nation. Carolina is certainly putting in their application and resume.

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On Cafe food quality: “The selection has decreased. Grilled cheese for dinner three nights in a week at the Cafe isn’t cutting it. However, the executive chef’s vibrant personality makes up for the lackluster selection.” On Safety: “I had two items stolen from my room already this year. I’m definitely taking safety more seriously than in previous years.” Sports Editor Steven Grandy

On Safety: “I always locked my apartment door even when I’m here. I lock my car and park under a streetlight as often as I can. Comparatively speaking, I think WU is a safe campus, but you have to be proactive. Don’t make a theif’s job any easier.”

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Mitchell On Safety: “Wingate has typically been a quiet campus. Last year we had that ring of car/apartment break-ins that shook the campus up. This year I think it’s just people being lazy, especially not locking their apartments. It’s the middle of the semester and people ar becoming more comfortable with being back on campus.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, Oct. 7 Chapel @ 11 a.m. Cardio Dance @ 5:30 p.m. Ab Lab @ 6:30 p.m. Yoga @ 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 Cardio Kickbox @ 3 p.m. Instructor's Choice @ 4:30 p.m. Lyceum: Academic Lecture- Power to End Stroke @ 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 9 - Tuesday Oct. 12 Fall Break Monday, Oct 18 Majors Open House @ 11 a.m. Lyceum: Personal & Professional Growth- No Body's Perfect: A Theological Perspective on Improving Body Image @ 4 p.m. Lyceum: Academic Lecture- How Not to Pursue a Career & Research Interests "Then" and "Now" @ 5 p.m. Lyceum: Personal & Professional Growth- International Film Series @ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 19 Internships Abroad Information Session- London & Chile @ 11 a.m. UNC-Charlotte Grad School Open House @ 4 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 20 Smelly Cat Coffeehouse @ 4 p.m.

Microwave Chicken Fajitas Preparation Time: 15 minutes Microwave Time: 6 to 8 minutes 2 chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons chile powder 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

1 green pepper, cut into thin strips 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil Corn or flower tortilla shells 1/2 cup shredded monterrey jack cheese Salsa Sour cream

Rinse the chicken breasts in water, and blot with paper towels. Cut into thin strips. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chicken strips, salt, pepper, chile powder, cumin, paprika, water and worcestire sauce. Cover the bowl loosely with microwavesafe plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 4 to 4 1/2 minutes, stirring half-way, until the chicken slices are completely done (test several strips by cutting down the middle and making sure no raw meat is left in the center). Drain any excess water off of the chicken, and set aside. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the sliced green pepper, diced onion, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Drain excess oil from vegetables. Lay out your desired number of tortilla shells (makes 4 to 6 fajitas, depending on portion sizes), and spread some sour cream and salsa on all of the shells. Next, sprinkle on some cheese, then top with vegetables and the chicken. Roll each tortilla up, serve and enjoy! Courtesy of: www.microwaverecipe.net


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Streak snapped! Women’s soccer tops Catawba for first time since 2001 the match with sophomore midfielder Izabella Miranda’s Sports Editor second goal of the season. A wide open Miranda took a Kelly The last time the Wingate Adams pass and buried the women’s soccer team defeated ball in the left side of the net Catawba, George W. Bush was past Catawba keeper Lindsay in his first term as President Webster to give the Bulldogs an of the United States, YouTube early 1-0 lead. wasn’t even created and the Wingate added what would Wingate University graduating prove to be the game winning class of 2011 were in the goal in the 20-minute with seventh grade. freshman defender Chelsey In 2001, Wingate broke a Horan’s second goal of the nine year, 11-match, win-less season. streak “Kelly (Adams) against crossed the ball Catawba and (Miranda) with a hard headed the ball fought 2-1 in,” explained victory Horan. “I trapped Monday the ball with my night. With thigh and shot it the victory, in to the bottom Wingate left corner.” is currently Kinney felt that 4-1-3 on the early goals the season were a big key to and 2-0-1 the outcome of in the South the match. “We Atlantic Photo by Steven Grandy Conference. Wingate’s Liz Kinney dribbles the ball usually have to come from behind, With the in Wingate’s 2-1 win over Catawba. but it’s a lot easier win, the to play with a lead. There’s less Bulldogs move into second place in the SAC. The Bulldogs pressure on us.” Catawba would get on the will play at home again Tuesday board in the 73-minute with night against Lees-McRae at 7 Athena Bless’ fourth goal of the p.m. season. Bless’ goal occurred “I’ve never been so excited nine seconds after Wingate’s after a win in my life,” said Holly Holdsclaw and Catawba’s junior forward Liz Kinney. Kristen Girardi were ejected “Every single game that I’ve from the match. played against them we’ve Wingate had a 12-6 shot been unlucky in some way. advantage over the Indians, We would hit the post, but with five out of Catawba’s six still have an empty net, or shots coming in the second else something strange would happen and we’d lose. Tonight half. Wingate keeper Miriam Boucher earned her second win things went right.” of the season, making one save. The Bulldogs got on the

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Athlete Spotlight Andrew Smith

Year: Sophomore Sport: Cross Country Hometown: Oakboro, N.C. Career Highlights: Running his best high school 5K race of 16:55 at Wendy’s Invitational, running a 26:58 8K at Greater Louisville Classic this past weekend, and advanced to the final eight of NCHSAA 2-A individual tennis championship Best Advice Heard: “ Find a way, and make it happen”-Dr. Dennis Johnson Who I Would Have Dinner with: Bernard Lagat Daniel Smith Staff Writer Most athletes tell how they have loved their sport since a very young age. For the men’s cross country athlete Andrew Smith, running was something that grew on him as he entered high school. After experiencing running solely as a means of conditioning or punishment while playing soccer, basketball and baseball in youth leagues growing up, Smith first tried running as a sport when a friend asked him to go to cross country practice with him prior to their freshman year of high school. Seeing cross country as a good way to get in shape for basketball, his sport of choice at the time, Andrew tagged along and made many new friends while learning the sport of cross country. It wouldn’t be until later, however, that running would become a priority. Things went well on the hardwood during his first two years of high school; Smith was even called up to the varsity basketball team midway

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Despite his success in basketball, Andrew chose to give up the sport prior to his junior season after his passion grew for cross country and tennis. He was able to devote the winter months training and conditioning for those sports. By focusing on running and playing tennis, Smith was able to lead his tennis team at West Stanly High to its first ever state-playoff dual team victory as a junior and then helped his cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 2A state championship meet during his senior season. After being the lone freshman on a senior-laden team in 2009, Smith is now a seasoned veteran compared to the youth on the 2010 men’s cross country team. At the Greater Louisville Classic this past weekend, Smith set a personal record 8K time of 26:58. “My goal is to run a sub-26:30 8K race before this year is over; I would also like to make first team all-conference.” When asked about the top goal he has for his remaining

Smith quickly replied, “I want our team to qualify for nationals for the first time in Wingate men’s cross country history.” To do so, Wingate must find a way to crack the top three of an extremely competitive Southeast Region. The Bulldogs have floated around the top 10 in regional rankings over the years. Wingate also must continue to close the gap on the stronghold that Mars Hill currently has in the South Atlantic Conference as the Lions have captured 13 straigh conference titles. Regardless o the youth on this year’s team, Smith sees a bright future ahead for Wingate’s cross country team. “I’m excited about our team because I think it’s going to be a great year, possibly the greatest year in Wingate men’s cross country history,” said Smith. “The good news is that it’s only going to get better in the next two to three years, and even after that, as we are putting in the foundation that will put Wingate cross country on the


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Bulldogs fall to Catawba in conference opener Steven Grandy

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“I felt like that and the Hail Mary were the plays of the game,” said Reich. It was a gutsy play call by (Hester). We had all the momentum at that point, but they took it back.” Catawba took a 7-0 lead on its first play from scrimmage when Dennis found Bunn streaking down the right sidelines for a 74-yard score. Wingate responded with a Cody Haffly touchdown pass to Delric Ellington to tie the game at 7. Bunn scored his second

Catawba wide-reciever Brandon Bunn broke a 42 year-old record for touchtown receptions in a game Saturday. Unfortunately for Wingate, Bunn’s record came against them during a 35-28 loss. With a 21-7 lead and only a few seconds to go in the first half, Catawba Head Coach Chip Hester put in backup quarterback Daniel Griffith to attempt a Hail Mary pass. Griffith’s pass was nearly picked off by two Wingate defenders, but Catawba receiver Brandon Photo by Samantha Bare Bunn made Wingate wide receiver Perry Floyd runs after a catch in . the catch Catawba’s 35-28 win on Saturday in Irwin Belk Stadium. inside the five yard line, touchdown of the afternoon snuck the ball inside the pylon three plays later to give Catawba a 14-7 lead. e and shocked the Bulldogs to give the Indians a 28-7 lead Following a trade of heading into halftime. It was touchdowns at the start of Bunn’s third touchdown of the the second half to make the first half. score 35-14 in favor of the Indians, Wingate began a ht “It was a good play by them,” said Wingate Head Coach Joe furious comeback aided by of Reich after the game. “(Bunn) strong special teams play. Josh snuck out from behind. We Clawson blocked a punt and got a bit greedy going for the Timmy Rogers scooped up the interception and the ball fell in football for an 18 yard return.. “(Rogers) is a tremendous k between our guys.” Bunn would factor in talent,” said Reich. “He can another deciding play of the step in and make big plays on game late in the fourth quarter. special teams and on defense. Facing a key 3rd and 1 with We needed someone to do that 2:10 remaining in the game, and he did both today.” Catawba quarterback Patrick Wingate added Haffly’s Dennis found Bunn for a 46 second passing touchdown, this time to Chris Bowden, n yard gain down to the Wingate 23. The Indians would then with 5:28 to play to pull within run out the clock to end the seven, but wouldn’t get any

Football Gameday

Wingate University Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) at Carson-Newman College Eagles (3-2, 1-0) Oct 8, 2010; 3 p.m. Burke-Tarr Stadium, Jefferson City Tenn. Steven Grandy Sports Editor Last Season Carson-Newman running back Buck Wakefield set a single game school record in yards with 303 and scored two touchdowns as the Eagles demolished Wingate 45-7. Last Week Wingate lost its South Atlantic Conference opener to Catawba 35-28. Carson-Newman defeated Brevard 35-17. Who has the edge? When Wingate has the ball Despite the loss last Saturday to Catawba, Wingate still managed to rack up almost 400 yards of offense. Cody Haffly threw for 316 yards in a career high 50 attempts. Wingate running back Nelson Woods had 82 yards and one touchdown. Haffly is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but if he keeps averaging more than 35 passing attempts per game, opposing teams will work to shut this down. Woods has tied the school record in rushing touchdowns with 30. Carson-Newman’s defense has had equal opportunity on both the pass on run, surrendering an average of 337.4 yards per game. Advantage: Wingate When Carson-Newman has the ball With both Alex Good and Buck Wakefield graduating, the Eagles Veer offense has a lot of new parts. Doug Belk takes over as the quarterback while

running back. Inman has averaged 78 yards per game, while backup running back Brandon Baker has averaged 71. Belk is also a running threat. The Bulldog defense needs to play assignment football and keep their eyes on Belk, Inman and Baker. Quarterback Doug Belk is a converted wide reciever and his stats show it: 26 completions in 53 attempts with one touchdown and three interceptions. The Bulldog defense has been good at shutting down the opposing ground attack in the first four games, allowing less than an average of 100 yards. This offense is not built to come back from a large deficit, so turnovers, containment of the running game and a little early help from the offense will be important in this one. Advantage: Even

ate, with the Bulldogs only win coming at home in 1995. Burke-Tarr Stadium is one of the toughest places to play in all of college football, the Eagles are 77-4 there since 1993. This year’s Carson-Newman team isn’t as dominant in past years, as they lost to a UNCP Pembroke team that Wingate beat the previous week. Two years ago Wingate was up 27-14 at halftime in Jefferson City only to see the Eagles come back and steal the game 35-33. I don’t think anyone who remains from that year has forgotten about that game The Bulldogs are coming off of a loss to Catawba, with the knowledge that another defeat would all but end their conference title and playoff hopes. Motivation should not be an issue. Advantage: Even

Special Teams Wingate blocked two punts in last week’s game against Catawba, giving them three on the season. Return man Perry Floyd will be countered by Carson-Newman punter Chris Jones, who has five punts for 50 yards or more. Wingate catches a break as CarsonNewman starting kicker and 2009 second team All-SAC placekicker Carlos Lopez is out for the season with a knee injury. Floyd has yet to have a touchdown on a kickoff or punt return this season. Saturday would be a good time for the first. Advantage: Even

Prediction This is the game that many Wingate fans have been lookin toward to since the schedule was released in the spring. Carson-Newman was one of th top four teams in Division II last year but has a long way to go in order to reach the dominance of last season. Wingate has the talent to beat the Eagle this season. They will need to win this and the remaining games to make the playoffs. The biggest opponent Wingate will face may not be the one on the field, but the one inside their heads. They will beat bot Saturday. Wingate 35, Carson-Newman 31

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Volleyball sweeps Rams for lucky 13th win of season capped the first set with a kill. Wingate used an 8-0 run to The Wingate University take a 16-7 lead in the second Bulldogs claimed a 3-0 win set. Senior middle blocker over the Rams of WinstonStormi Gale got it started Salem State University in with a kill and added three NCAA Division II volleyball consecutive aces in the spurt. action Tuesday night in Cuddy Bloemer and Willis capped the Arena. Wingate won by scores run with a block. A 5-0 run of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-8 to put the Bulldogs on top 21-9. improve to 13-1 overall. The McGowan got it started with a Bulldogs kill, while have now sophomore won 13 outside consecutive hitter Katie matches; Handy they are capped 113-7 it with a overall block. A since the kill from start of Handy the 2007 made it season, 24-11, good for a while Billo Division finished the II-best .941 frame with winning a kill. Photo courtesy of Darcy Duncan percentage. The Members of the women’s volleyball Freshman Bulldogs jumped huddle up during a recent outside hitter team out to a 12-3 lead match against Flagler Cory McGowan in the third frame. led the Wingate attack with McGowan had three kills and 13 kills, while adding five digs an ace in the early stretch, and hitting .417 on the night. while Hilton added two kills Redshirt freshman outside and three blocks. Back-to-back hitter Anna Hilton made the McGowan kills gave Wingate a most of her 10 swings on the 16-5 advantage. The Bulldogs night, with nine kills and went on top 24-8 on a pair of zero errors for a .900 hitting Hilton kills. Willis finished the percentage. match with a kill. The ‘Dogs hit A kill from Allen, followed .520 in the final frame, with 15 by an ace from Harris gave the kills and only two errors in 25 Rams a 9-5 lead in the first attempts. set. Wingate responded with Wingate returns to action a 7-3 run to tie the set at 12. Friday night, hosting Newberry The ‘Dogs took a 21-16 lead, College at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs thanks to a kill from freshman will host Anderson University middle blocker Kayla Osterhus Saturday at 12 noon and and a Bloemer ace. A Hilton Montevallo Saturday at 4 p.m. kill made it 24-18, while Billo

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1. Tropical Storm Nicole floods parts of

North Carolina

Prayers go out to those who were affected by Tropical Storm Nicole last week. Eight people lost their lives in the storm, including five in a car accident in the eastern part of the state after they ran off the road and into a canal. While the rain was beneficial for Union County, other part of North Carolina received large amounts of rain and are still underwater. 2. Tennessee loses to LSU after having

too many men on field

For 120 Division I football teams, only 11 players can be on the field at once. Apparently Rogers, a freshman out of Sumter, S.C., earns the University of Tennessee is exempt, or so they thought. The Vols lost 16-14 to LSU after the award after returning a blocked punt 18 having 13 men on the field on the final play of yards for a touchdown and blocking another the game. Tennessee stopped LSU initially, punt. It is Rogers’ first time winning the award. but when the play was redone with both 2. Men’s and women’s soccer wins matches teams having 11 players, LSU scored the game against Catawba winning touchdown. The women’s team broke a nine year, 11 match 3. New York Giant running back Ahmad losing streak to the Indians with a 2-1 victory on Bradshaw fumbles on one-yard line after Monday night. Sophomore Izabella Miranda watching himself on scoreboard was named South Atlantic Conference Player This makes a lot of sense. Bradshaw was of the Week. The men’s team beat Catawba 2-0 on his way to the endzone, with no one to beat, on the road. Both teams will play at home next when he glanced up at the scoreboard at the week. new Meadowlands Stadium to watch himself 3. Baseball playoffs start this week. run. Bradshaw’s hot dogging allowed Chicago After 162 games, the baseball season is Bears cornerback Zach Bowman to catch down to its final eight teams, which begin the him from behind and strip the ball, costing Divisional round Wednesday and Thursday. In the Giants a touchdown. I wonder if Bradshaw the American League, the New York Yankees, watched the replay on the scoreboard or if he Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and Texas looked away. Rangers remain. In the National League, its the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati 4. Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleader gets fired after protecting boyfriend from ex Reds and Philadelphia Phillies. lover. 4. Pittsburgh Pirates fire manager John Mackenzie Putnel’s boyfriend: Jags Russell wideout Kassim Osgood. Putnel’s ex showed After losing 299 games in three season, up in a mask at her house and told Putnel and Pirates manager John Russell was fired Osgood to remain quiet. Putnel grabbed a Monday. While Russell was a good teacher of the firearm and had a shootout with her ex while game, never argued any calls and left his pitcher Osgood escaped. No one was hurt, but Putnel in to bat despite being down by five runs. I don’t lost her job since its against the rules to date mind seeing Russell go, but getting rid of an players. owner who invests profits in his struggling ski 5. Man arrested after stealing 338 Red Box resort instead of his ballclub would be better. DVD’s 5. Fall Break has arrived! A Creedmoor, N.C. man was arrested over Wingate students and professors will get the weekend after breaking into several Red a well deserved four day break starting on Box machines and stealing the DVD’s, which Saturday. The Triangle staff will also take a break, with the next issue coming out on October were worth an estimated $3,500. I guess he had to have all of the copies of Letters to Juliet 21. for himself.

named SAC Special Teams Player of the Week


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EBasketball teams to

make 2010 debut at Midnight Madness

recieve a free commemorative rSteven Grandy t-shirt. eSports Editor Music and other ts entertainment will commence Midnight Madness. Those prior to, and in between two words together spell the end of the offseason for college basketball fans. After a number of years without a Midnight Madness event at Wingate, midnight will be a time to celebrate from Oct. 14-15. Dr. Christi DeWaele, assistant professor of sports sciences, is having one of her classes, the 1 p.m. Sport Facilities class, host this year’s event. Doors to Cuddy Arena will be open at 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 14, with a three-onthree basketball tournament beginning at 11 p.m. Photo courtesy of Wingate University Sports Information The tournament, which will cost $1 2009-2010 SAC Freshman of the Year Odell Turner grabs a rebound in a game against Armstrong per person, $3 per Atlantic State last season. team, to play, will run until 11:45. The games. Prizes will be raffled winning teams will get free off throughout the event, pizza. which will end around 1 a.m. At midnight on Oct. 15, The Wingate women will the men’s and women’s open this season at home on basketball teams will make their 2010 debuts. The men’s Nov. 13 against regional rival Belmont Abbey. The men’s team will have a dunking and team will begin the season three-point shooting contest, two days later at Armstrong while the women’s team Atlantic State. will participate in a to-beannounced activity.

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Men’s soccer earns physical win over Catawba Steven Grandy Sports Editor The Wingate men’s soccer team had two games scheduled for last week, but Tropical Storm Nicole postponed their match against Catawba until Monday, and cancelled their match against Barton. When the Bulldogs and Indians finally played their South Atlantic Conference match Monday night, they did so in an intense and spirited affair, with the Bulldogs earning a 2-0 victory. The two teams combined for 35 fouls and seven yellow cards. Wingate junior midfielder Paul Gallagher and Catawba’s starting goalkeeper Luke McCarthy, collided in the 40 minute and left the match. After a scoreless first half in which the Bulldogs outshot the Indians 13-2, Wingate’s senior

midfielder, Jamie McKenna, broke the tie with his sixth goal of the season in the 51 minute. McKenna beat goalkeeper Evan Harvey on a rebound from a Luke Mulholland cross. “We weren’t concerned about being tied at halftime,” said Mulholland. “We had been battering them with shots and it was only a matter of time before we found the back of the net. As soon as we scored, we knew that the game would get a lot easier.” McKenna added an insurance goal in the 73 minute off of sophomore defender Cory McCollum’s free kick. Wingate goalkeeper Joey Calandra recorded his 13 collegiate shutout. Calandra recorded one save. “The keys to our win (Monday) was playing our own

game, working hard througho the match, doing our jobs and taking care of the little things, said Mulholland. Mulholland feels that the momentum from the win will carry into upcoming matches. The Bulldogs played at Newberry on Wednesday and will play at Brevard on Saturday. “This win has set us up for a potential good week in the sense of getting into some goo form and winning games on the bounce. As long as we take things a game at a time, do the simple things and work hard for every game then everythin else should take care of itself.” Wingate will return to Pride Park on Wednesday night against Belmont Abbey at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs next conference match will be Oct. 16 against Carson-Newman.

Cross Country posts solid results in Louisville Triangle News Services The Wingate University cross country teams traveled to the Bluegrass State this weekend to compete in the 2010 Greater Lousiville Classic. The race was held at E.P “Tom” Sawyer State Park, the site of the 2010 NCAA Division II national cross country championship meet. The Bulldogs competed against many Division I teams in what was considered “the largest college meet in the south.” Three different heats ran during the day, with both Wingate teams competing in the second “blue” heat. The men ran first, finishing

points, right behind SAC rival Anderson. Sophomore Andrew Smith was the top runner for Wingate at 26:58, finishing 144th overall and beating his previous personal-record 8K time by 58 seconds. Freshmen runners Steve Hammond and Binyam Ateka Belachew finished second and third for the ‘Dogs, respectively, in 27:23 and 28:02. Graduate student R.J. Voetsch ran fourth on the team, crossing at the 28:39 mark; he was followed closely by freshmen James Lawson and Kyle Osburn. In the women’s race, Wingate placed 31st out of 34

Bulldog women finished two spots in front of conference fo Mars Hill (812 points), while Anderson finished 22nd overa with 497 points. Freshman Keeley Wood continued her recent success by once again placing first for Wingate, running the 5K cour in 19:58. Senior Alicia Harbold finished second on the team in 20:52, followed by the freshmen duo of Brianna Stevens and Taylor Varnadoe. Sophomore Melanie Wollenberg rounded out the top-five for the Bulldog wome by finishing in 21:24. Wingate will compete in the Royal Cross Country Challeng


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A day in the life of... A Wingate Firefighter

Photos courtesy of Travis Stegall

gate volunteer firefighters battle a house fire in May.

antha Bare or-in-Chief

t 3:30 a.m., the fire alarm annon Residence Hall s off. Residents grudgingly ge out of the building and plain as they wait for the fighters to clear the buildResidents don’t see any ke and figure an abaned plugged-in straightener e culprit. Wingate volunteer firefighthowever, don’t see it that . “We come off the truck h time like it’s the real deal,” Chief Travis Stegall said. consider everything a true rgency until we can detere that it’s not.” ne of those real deal ations occurred recently at ms Residence Hall. “The er heater malfunctioned, sing a fire that was confined he heater itself. Smoke was wing from the second floor n we arrived,” said Stegall. nd while that fire was kly extinguished, firefightplanned for the worst on way there. They always plan he worst. Their mentals such that the conditions t worsen once they arrive cene. Stegall said, “We e that when we pull up and out of our trucks that that’s worst it’s going to be. We

want it to improve while we’re there.” So while Cannon residents may know it’s just a straightener or burnt popcorn dragging them out of bed, Wingate firefighters are always prepared for the ‘just-in-case.’ They even have equipment on their trucks specific to high-rise buildings, such as in Jefferson. False Alarms Of the total calls the department receives each year, about 40% of those are fire-related calls, as opposed to medical emergencies. Out of that 40%, between 20-30% are false alarms, like the hair straighteners. “We don’t mind going on false alarms,” said Stegall. “I’d rather it be that that be something that we didn’t get called out for.” What firefighters do mind are the people who draw resources away from those in actual emergencies. “It costs a lot for stupid people, like the ones that set off fire extinguishers, and it takes money away from people who need it,” Stegall said. It costed an average of $315 per run last year for fuel, manpower and supplies. When firefighters respond to cases

where fire extinguishers are set off for fun, that costs time and resources. “People don’t think about how much it costs when people act stupid,” said Stegall. Homegrown Heroes The only thing more familiar around Wingate’s campus and community than John Mangum is the smile lighting up his face. While Mangum retired last year from Wingate University, that smile is constantly visible in the community. A firefighter since 1968, Mangum can’t stay away from the department. He first joined following in the footsteps of his mentor, the fire chief at the time. “He was a great teacher for the things that I’ve encountered in life. He had a great love for his fellow man,” Mangum said. Mangum still goes out to fight fires, but has also taken on other duties as well, including working with the accounting system and managing the department scrapbooks. “This is something I haven’t been able to get out of my system,” said Mangum. “Nor do I want to.” That’s something in which Mangum’s fellow firefighters can easily relate. For many of them, they grew up around firefighting. Firefighter Dan Hooker is a third generation

firefighter. Stegall’s brother, Blair, is a captain at the volunteer department also. That’s typical for firefighters. “Typically once you get into it, it stays in your blood,” Chief Stegall said. While firefighting courses throughout these men’s blood, they’re all quick to mention it’s not something meant for everybody. “We’re just ordinary men put into extraordinary situations,” said firefighter Ryan Moore. “It’s something we’re made for.” Moore said one of their most important duties is remembering citizens’ emotional needs. “On medical calls, we help calm patients and remember to help them with the small stuff, like locking the front door for them or taking care of their pets for a while if we need to.” Mangum also takes this role seriously. “Sometimes it’s not what we do medically, but emotionally … I don’t get joy out of seeing people hurt, but I enjoy helping them. That’s what we’re here for, to help each other.” What Do They Do All Day? One of Stegall’s favorite parts about the Wingate volunteer fire department is the diversity of people who

work there. He also works at a career fire department in Monroe, but the majority of volunteers have other day jobs. “There’s everyone from people M who work at hospitals to bankers, construction workers and sound technicians,” he said. Last year the station responded to 814 calls. When a call comes in, it is transmitted Fa to the firefighters’ pagers and those who are able to respond, f do. “We did not have a call that was not responded to,” said Mangum. Firefighters train an average of 100 hours a year doing W various exercises. They also participate in “tabletop” train- D ings, which Stegall described as “going through scenario-based Je training.” It allows firefighters to take a step back from the action and assess fire situations from the classroom. Firefighters are required to “ have North Carolina Firefighter 1 training, which constitutes u about 16 different classes, Stet gall said. Since all firefighters must be trained for fire, rescue to and medical, they also attend t “con-ed” training, or medical based training, once a month.

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a e two-part series. I will get to spend un an entire day as a firefighter and share that experience with you! a Be on the lookout for part two, coming soon.


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Student Spotlight:

Lizzy Underwood Samantha Bare Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Emily Parrish

Class: Senior Most people don’t know: I love to go fishing.

avorite place: My

family’s lake house.

Hometown: Albemarle, NC

Who I Would Have DInner With: Either

eff Dunham or Isaac Mizrahi.

Favorite Quote:

“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world o do. But to hold it together when everyone else would nderstand if you fell apart, that is true strength.”

Lizzy Underwood specializes in choices. Not content with pursuing only one course of study, Underwood chose mathematics as a major and biology and accounting for minors. She comes from a family of mathematicians, including a sister who teaches math at West Stanly High School; however, she initially leaned toward becoming a dosimetrist. “I had an internship at Stanly Regional Medical Center in the Cancer Treatment Center last semester because I was considering becoming a dosimetrist (the person who calculates radiation dosages for cancer patients),” she said. Now however, she hopes to find a spring internship at an accounting firm. At this point, she thinks she wants to be an accounting professor, and is planning on obtaining her Master’s of Accounting from Wingate. From there, she plans on attending a different school to earn her Ph.D. in accounting. No matter where her career path leads her, Underwood’s ultimate goal in life is, “to be successful and happy.” Underwood has several choices when it comes to being happy, as well. She admitted that she cannot complete a paper or tough homework assignment without Sundrop. If that doesn’t do the trick, Underwood finds solace in Target and Starbucks, two major selling points that brought her

to Wingate. The nearest ones to her hometown of Albemarle, N.C. are over 45 minutes away. The size of Wingate also lured Underwood in. “It was between Wingate and Chapel Hill but I didn’t really like Chapel Hill’s cobblestone sidewalks (and how likely I was to fall because of them) and how spaced out the campus was, so Wingate seemed like a much better fit for me,” she said. Underwood has gotten as much out of her Wingate experience as she can, and not just academically. She took the opportunity to embark on a W’International trip, and visited Germany and the Netherlands this past May. “On my trip, [fellow classmate Ed Trussell] and I got dropped off by the transport bus at the immigration office instead of the baggage claim,” she said. “After many small elevators and trying to read signs that were in every language but English, we FINALLY found the group…30 minutes later.” While at Wingate, Underwood has made a lasting impact on her peers. Chemistry students look to her wide-eyed and frazzled and come out of tutoring sessions soothed by her positive attitude and gentle guidance. She spends an average of 12 hours per week tutoring various subjects, especially chemistry. Underwood’s positivity stems from a certain mantra she follows, “Just focus on staying one up on what used to get you down.”

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PHOTOS of the Week The Bulldogs may not have won their game last week against Catawba, with a score of 35-28, but the half-time show was pretty exciting! Below are some highlights of the half-time program.

Batonists perform with the Wingate Pep Band at last week’s halftime show. The girls brought on the heat with fire-lit batons.

For more on what Victor is up to in this photo, check out page 15!

The Wingate Volleyball team was recognized during the half-time program for their All-Americans, several consecutive SAC wins and a Sweet 16 spot at Regionals.


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Faculty Focus: Michelle Harkins

Photo by Mike Shaw

oseph Pittman

taff Writer

When talking with wellness oordinator Michelle Harkins, ou quickly learn that wellness nd healthy living is truly a estyle. Harkins, the faculty welless coordinator and adjunct rofessor of PE 101, is a native Michigan and is a Michigan ate University graduate. She oved to North Carolina after btaining her position at Winge two years ago. Her hobbies clude many fitness-related ctivities. However, she conders running to be first and remost. When asked what motivated er to pursue a healthy lifestyle, he cited two specific instances. he first being that at the age 20, she was diagnosed with thma, but after diligent work he now has a better lung caacity than most. The second was coaching n older adult who had been agnosed with diabetes. Harns helped that individual lose 0 pounds which caused the abetes to regress. This was omething she found to be very warding. Harkins wants to stress e message to students that,

you think.” She added, “It’s common sense practices and consumption of things in moderation.” She also warns people not to become influenced by the models they see on television or in magazines. “They have a team of doctors and nutritionists working behind the scene to keep them that thin, something that is not realistic,” said Harkins. “Wellness doesn’t have to be expensive,” Harkins said. She suggested doing exercises that don’t require gym memberships, such as body weight exercises, push-ups, sit-ups, dips or squats in 10-minute increments. Parking farther away from your intended destination is also beneficial to your health. “These things are just as beneficial to your health and wellness as spending hours in the gym.” A motivated Harkins would like to own a fitness centersome day, which would help her reach her ultimate goal of “helping other people.” When asked what her legacy might be, Harkins reiterated her point that healthy living is a lifestyle. She makes the case that the majority of healthy living is mental. “You have to be mentally prepared to even attempt to exercise, or eat healthy.” Harkins leaves students with the fact that “we should be conscious of what we eat and make every attempt to exercise. But if circumstances cause us to fall short, we should be mentally aware enough to know that it’s not the end of the world. The purpose of healthy living is that you will have another day to work toward your goals.”

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From left to right: Stephanie Canales, Cynthia Hampton, Sandhya Nair, Johnston Bay, Alex Tai Laing, Ryan Allen and Carina Hernandez are members of the P.E.A.C.E. organization on campus. This past week they hosted an event to celebrate Latin American Heritage Month. They tested the geographic knowledge of student particpants by having them identify various Latin American countries on a map.

Student Org. Schmorgesborg! Celebrating student organizations on campus:

P.E.A.C.E. Carina Hernandez Staff Writer

Wingate University has many organizations that help students become involved on campus. Yet, there is a new organization on campus. Students have probably seen the name P.E.A.C.E club around campus along with events hosted by the club. P.E.A.C.E., or Peers Enthusiastic About Cultural Education, is a cultural awareness club that helps make the students aware of people of different backgrounds and cultures. Leslie Baxter, the president of the new club is very excited about this year since the club has many events to help promote cultural awareness. “Our number one goal is to educate and enlighten,” said Senior Leslie Baxter. This past week the club hosted an event to celebrate Latin

tested the geographic knowledge of the students by having them identify different Latin American countries on a map. Along with this we gave out fact sheets about Latin America,” Baxter explained. Baxter also said they will have another event to end Latin American month Oct. 14. Also, the club is planning on bringing in the Charlotte Salsa dance group that will entertain Wingate with traditional dances from numerous Latin American countries. “It will be very fun and entertaining as well as enlightening,” said Baxter. Freshman Stephanie Canales said that enjoys the club as well. “I love the fact that it’s aimed to raise awareness of international issues rather than just local ones. I joined because some of my friends were involved and I thought that it would be a great way to meet

other cultures.” The club has many freshmen enthusiastic about spreading P.E.A.C.E on campus as well as learning about different cultures. The club hopes that every Wingate student will come to realize that the Wingate campus is comprised of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds that make the campus unique. The main goal for P.E.A.C.E. is to be the organization on campus that everyone enjoys being apart of. The club welcomes and encourages diversity and learning and hope to make a difference in the community. In October, the P.E.A.C.E club will be celebrating German Heritage Month and encourages everyone to take part in its celebration. P.E.A.C.E meets every Thursday at 6 pm in Helms Form for any student interested in the club..


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SAAC competition benefits the MakeA-Wish Foundation

Photo by Samantha Ba

The Friends of the Library expand campus influence; team up with Board of Visitors Rhonda Naylor Staff Writer The Friends of the Library have joined together with the Wingate University Board of Visitors, as part of the Wingate Reading Experience, or WiRE. Barbee said, “We are very excited to share this opportunity with the Wingate University Board of Visitors.” This year’s featured text was “Where Am I Wearing?” by Kelsey Timmerman. FOL hosted a luncheon and exclusive book signing with Timmerman during his visit to campus last month. The Friends of the Library (FOL) are here to ensure the needs of students are met through community action, in addition to preserving the history of Wingate University. The organization was first

funding. In 2001, FOL treasurer/ex-officio, Amee Odom, revitalized the program and it has been going strong ever since. For an annual fee, members are allowed to check out books from the circulating library and utilize the Ethel K. Smith Library. They are also informed of upcoming events. Secretary Luanne Barbee said, “Our members are those who share a literary appreciation and want to preserve and protect the EKS Library.” Once a year, FOL selects a gift to give the EKS Library to improve it for the students themselves. These gifts have included a display case for the Vick Vinegar Bible given by the Vick family, a mural painting and furniture to improve the group study room, the upgrade of the reference department and a monetary donation to the Office of Student Success to aid

students in need of purchasing text books. A 1952 literary map of the United States, given by Wingate alumni and displayed near the reference desk, was also preserved. Another program offered through the FOL is for high school students in the area. Membership is offered to any high school student. The EKS perpetual book sale also benefits the FOL. These books are on the other side of the Vicks Bible and can be purchased at reasonable prices. Due to the generosity of FOL member Mary Louise Little, the FOL assisted in hosting an Annual Spring Authors Luncheon. This is to highlight authors of interest and bring them to the Wingate community. Barbee said, “These luncheons offer a unique one-onone opportunity to meet and talk to successful authors.”

Victor E. Bulldog hoists a megaphone at Saturday’s football game against Catawba to garner support for SAAC’s Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising efforts. SAAC is competing against other South Atlantic Conference SAACs to raise the most money for the foundation.

Samantha Bare Editor-in-Chief While making a wish come true is a reward in itself, for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), it’s also a challenge. SAACs in the South Atlantic Conference are competing against each other to raise the most money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. So far this year, Wingate has raised $400, according to SAAC Co-President Becca Bloemer. “We are really trying to increase our amount and what we do this year,” Bloemer said. SAAC sponsored a cornhole toss at this weekend’s football game and will sponsor one at the next home game, Oct. 16 against Tusculum. The cheerleaders also pass buckets through the crowd at home games and buckets are set out at the concession stands. Those wanting to contribute

games have several options. Donations can be given to any SAAC representative or be placed in a bucket outside o Rachelle Rostas’s office in the athletic offices reception area Cannon Complex. SAAC also hosts several fundraising events, mainly in the spring. “Most of our big fundraising events are in the spring because we don’t have the football games which raise the most money,” said Bloeme Past fundraising events hav included cookouts, sand volleyball tournaments and a dat auction. The winner of the intra-con ference competition will receiv a trophy and bragging rights a the end of the academic year. The Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Com mittee began fundraising for Make-A-Wish in 2003 and ha since raised over $765,000 for the foundation, according to ncaa.org.


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relations, McLaren had The students enjoyed their into a class and you will always the opportunity to assist internships as well as their be identified with that class journalists and reporters based on the habits you acquire overall experiences in London. with exposing their materi“I love traveling, and now as a child. Even if you manage als and circulating their that I have spent so much to climb the social ladder, peers comments or inquiries. She time in the UK I am definitely will still be able to tell that you interacted with clients like ready to go to other places,” were not born into their class ABC Australia, CBS News, based on your attitude and said Stone, who traveled to BBC World Service and Fox Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, mannerisms that you simply News. Southern-on-Sea, Stonehenge, cannot cover up.” Stone, a chemistry Barfield is eager for other Windsor, Bath, Ireland and major, interned with Nexus students to experience an Wales. Healthcare, a company that She also learned that to internship abroad. “I strongly helps businesses follow understand London’s curencourage others to take opsafety practices to prevent portunities such as we did,” he rent culture, it is important to employee sickness and abunderstand its history and the said. “It was an excellent expesences. Stone’s job entailed origin of its customs and its rience and I would do it again Photo courtesy of Kayla Walker data input, document filing social class. in a heartbeat.” and visiting the Cambridge “I learned that by studying If any students are interingate students David Barfield, Breanna McLaren, Ivy Ziccarrelli and Aimee Research Institute with one one pose in front of the Tower Bridge. and understanding the British ested in internships or studying of the nurses. culture - how people talk, dress, abroad, contact Sharon Rob“This was a great experieat, what they drive, what inson at s.robinson@wingate. es and mixed use developments ayla Walker ence for me and something I edu. your garden looks like you across Central London. aff Writer will remember for a lifetime,” can understand the part of the Barfield, an accounting said Stone. social hierarchy to which they major, had the opportunity to London is home to some of Smart Cells International is belong,” she said. “You are born witness the current financial e world’s finest museums, where Ivy Ziccarelli comand economic conditions in the lleries, theaters and major pleted her internship. It UK while working on balance usic corporations. This past is the oldest established sheet reconciliations, profit mmer, it was also home to umbilical cord stem cell and loss statements, updating ur Wingate University stustorage company in the UK. client’s accounts and writing nts who worked as interns in Smart Cells collects umchecks to vendors. “I learned e health care, entertainment, bilical cord blood and cord that London is the #1 city for o-tech and real estate industissue when a baby is born business,” said Barfield. es. and stores the stem cells McLaren worked with Global David Barfield, Breanna that are found. The cells Radio News (GRN) where cLaren, Aimee Stone and Ivy are used in transplants for ccarelli had an opportunity to she handled marketing tasks, treating children with lifeork in their chosen field of in- edited news reports and wrote threatening illnesses. articles. GRN is the world’s rest and immerse themselves Ziccarelli processed the first ad-hoc professional freeBritish culture. cord blood, registered the Barfield’s accounting intern- lance news agency, delivering client’s blood and handled live coverage to websites and ip for a property developthe receipting before it went radio/TV broadcasters around ent firm, Londonewcastle, into the lab. The internship the world. It helps journalists Photo courtesy of Kayla Walker posed him to London’s enabled Ziccarelli, a biology manage their sales and marketBreanna McLaren, Ivy Ziccarrelli, David Barfield and Aimee Stone pose in front of namic residential real estate major, to work with cutting- the London Eye. The four spent time in London over the summer in various interning through an agency. arket. edge technology and learn the ships. As a communications major, ndonewcastle builds neightremendous benefits of storrhood apartments, penthous- with an emphasis in public ing a baby’s stem cells.


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