The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 89, No. 20, Ed. 1, Friday, November 3, 2000 Page: 2 of 10

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Amanda Baker
Student Reporter
The University Writing
'.Center has seen a great '
increase In the number of stu-
dents seeking assistance since
it relocated to the Learning
Enhancement Center this
year.
Cole Dennett director of
the Writing Center has made
changes to invite this increase
during his first year as direc-
tor. Last year the Writing
Center provided services only
to first-year students enrolled
in freshman composition
classes.
Currently however the
center provides help at no
charge to any ACU student
who needs assistance with
writing assignments.
This includes both under-
graduate and graduate stu-
dents in any course.
Jennifer Kozar-Carcw
School offers little
Alicia Phillips
Student Reporter
Students often enjoy campus
resources such as the post
office the information desk and
the bowling lanes in the
Campus Center but the univer-
sity provides other services that
students may overlook.
Such resources include
Campus Security. Aside from
patrolling the campus Campus
Security officers will jump dead
car batteries and retrieve keys
from locked cars for students.
Officer Jady Pipes said stu-
dents sometimes may use this
service even if they are not on
campus.
"We'll do that for our stu-
dents within a reasonable dis-
tance from campus" Pipes said.
Pipes said an officer also will
escort a student on campus if
the student feels unsafe walking
alone.
To request a security escort a
student' needs to call the securi
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graduate student from San
Antonio. works as a tutor at
the Writing Center.
She says the greater avail-
ability resulted In the Increase
In students who seek help.
"1 usually see an average of
5 to 6 students a week"
Kozar-Carew said.
"That is a lot compared to
last year especially since I
only work 8 hours a week."
As the end of the semester
nears the amount of students
looking for help grows.
Bennett said more teachers
require written assignments
during this time of the year.
Tutors in the Writing
Center receive training to
help with any stage of the
writing process.
Some students look for
assistance in deciding what to
write about others in the
organization of their paper
and still others in grammar
and sentence structure.
Graduate students who
ty office at Ext. 2305.
A second little-known
resource is the audio and visual
section of Brown Library. In this
section students may borrow
videos CDs tapes and even
filmstrips and LPs. According to
the most recent inventory the
library's collec-
tion contains '
about 1400 "We have everything
videos while from Beethoven to
some of these . .
videos such as Tchaikovsky to Haydn."
the TLC Great Dora Weathers
Boohs series con-
tain educational ""
themes others
are feature films such as To Kill a
Mockingbird and The Fifth
Element.
Dora Weathers library audio
visual supervisor said students
may use videos as sources for
research papers and projects.
The library also contains for-
eign films complete with subti-
tles. Weathers said students
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completed a training session
at the beginning of the semes-
ter to prepare for assisting in
these areas and they continue
to learn new techniques.
Programs like the Writing
Center at ACU seem to be
growing In popularity at col;
leges and universities all over
the country.
According to Bennett this
is because people are gaining
a new understanding 'of the
writing process'.
"Writing used to be seen as
an isolated act" he said. "Now
people understand that It's a
social act.
"As colleges understand
the nature of the writing
process the need for writing
centers becomes apparent."
He said tutors at the
Writing Center use this new
understanding to assist stu-
dents With assignments as
they help those who seek to
become better writers.
- known resources
might find these videos helpful.
Students may borrow videos
for two days; late fees cost 75
cents a day.
CDs are available for seven-
day periods and also have late
fees of 75 cents a day. Some CDs
and videos must stay in the
library on
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Weathers said
this is the case
for most CDs.
"Most CDs
are on reserve
because they
are bought by
the Music
Department for their students to
use" Weathers said.
Students of all majors can
record reserved materials onto
blank audio tapes using record-
ing machinery in the library.
Weathers said the library
owns an extensive collection of
classical music.
"We have everything from
BeethQYen to Tchaikovsky to
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A third campus resource stu-
dents may not be aware of is
exercise free-time facilities
Racquetball pickle-ball bas-
ketball and badminton areas arc
open Monday Tuesday
Thursday and Friday from 5-10
p.m. and Saturday from 1-5
p.m. in Gibson Health and PE.
Center. Equipment is checked .
out in Gibson Room 231.
Badminton night takes place on
Fridays from 5-8 p.m. in the
Double Gym. Racquetball court
reservations may be made by
calling Ext. 2338 on the day of
play except for Saturday reser-
vations which must be made
on Friday.
The pool in Gibson is open
for swimming Monday and
Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for
men and 8-10 p.m. for women.
On Tuesday women may swim
from 6-8 p.m. and men may
swim from 8-10 p.m Saturday
mens swim time is from 1-3
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scheduled for Nov. 18
Students may participate in
the next Service Saturday on
Nov. 18 Those interested may
call the Volunteer and Service-
Learning Center at Ext 2932
for more information
ISA will present
Culture Show Friday
Cultural Awareness Week
will culminate in the Culture
Show Friday at 7 p.m. in
Cullen Auditorium.
The International Students
Association sponsors the
show. Call the Office of
Multicultural Enrichment at
Ext 6562 for more informa-
tion Flu vaccine offered in
Campus Center
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$10 cash check and student
charge will be accepted. No
appointment Is necessary Call
Health Services at Ext. 2625
for more information
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showing of X-Men
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Cullen Auditorium Nov 10
Admission is free soft
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