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July 2000 • Volume 159 • Number 14
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to the busy
By Aaron Lemons
Tarleton students accessing
the Internet from their dorm
rooms will not have to suffer
anymore from frustrating busy
signals, lost connections, or
missed phone calls.
The University is now
equipped with lightning-fast
Ethernet connections in every
room of its dorm buildings.
Most of the spring 2000
semester was spent installing
and testing T-l Internet connec-
tion lines to assure proper func-
tionality and lightning fast
One way the T-l connection
differs from a typical Internet
connection is that it eliminates
the need for dial-up access.
A person can get online by
simply plugging in which
results in an "always-on" con-
The service is totally separate
from the phone service, so this
frees up the phone line and puts
to an end the fight between
roommates over who needs to
check their e-mail versus who
needs to call their significant
As an added feature, two con-
nection ports were installed so
two' computers per room can
The T-l line is also significant-
ly faster in loading of web
pages, downloading of files,
and other Internet features.
Large files that would nor-
mally take half an hour to
download through a 56K
modem now takes a mere two
or three minutes. Many stu-
Ethernet See Page 9
University & SGA presidents
send words of welcome.
"X" MARKS THE SPOT
Campus map guides your stay
Program offered to freshman
to help ease college transi-
2000 Schedule starts
WHAT TO DO?
Stephenville hosts fun,
food and activities.
Get a jump start on
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Top: Thirty electricians
install a few hundred
Ethernet cable lines
to accommodate two
to three labs each
seating up to
Right: One of 36
rooms with ADA
Each lab/classroom is
equipped with emer-
gency eye wash sta-
tions anct connections
for hot/cold water
Story By Natosha Hayes • Photography By Vanessa Fox
located next to
will seat 70
classes will be
added to the
and the general
public wil| also
be invited to
and learn more
to open January '01
ou have probably noticed the construction site across the
street from the Cored dorms and the Student Activities
Center. This is Tarleton's latest project- the new science
building. Yes, technical advancement is steadily
approaching the University's campus in the form of a
state-of-the-art science building complete with
* ",^itJp\ot'20O>i^^^rs a day'have been steadily construct-
ing the building that stands on the corner of Lillian, and
Vanderbilt. While it may appear to be near completion,
there are still many aspects to take care of before students
can use the building in January 2001.
"Right now construction isn't fully completed," said Dr.
Rueben Walter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
"By the end of summer, the internal objects will be added
such as flooring, monitors, computers, seats, and other
furniture that we are bidding on and ordering right now."
The new science building will have all of the advan-
tages a university science building of the millennium
should be equipped with. . i ■
There will be a large auditorium, more office space for
faculty, larger lecture halls, more. teaching labs, more
advanced research laboratories, and an interactive televi-
sion room. The new building will also be ADA compliant
Science Building See Pace 9
By Vanessa Fox
Editor in chief
Take advantage of cheap health, plans
Insurance can make or break you
On August 22 the 6th Annual
Duck Camp will take freshman
to Van, Texas where they will
have the opportunity to get a
head start in learning Tarleton's
tradition and history.
Duck Camp is offered to
incoming freshman each sum-
mer. This year campers will go
to the Sky Ranch Retreat Center.
The cost is $80.
Duck Camp got it's name
from a pet duck that John
Tarleton had named Oscar P. It
is said that this duck followed
him everywhere. It is also
believed that Oscar P. is buried
with John Tarleton.
, Duck Camp started under
TASL or the Tarleton
Association of Student Leaders
and is now under the Office of
Student Leadership Programs.
This year Scott Richards is the
director of duck camp. Under
his direction Melissa Bradley,
group leader coordinator and
group activity coordinator and
62 other group leaders will lead
the freshman in spirit and build-
ing a strong foundation.
"The adventure of attending
Duck Camp is that you get a
head start on the Tarleton expe-
rience. It's reassuring to start
school that first day and go to
class seeing faces you already
know," said Richards.
Sky Ranch is about 3 hours
from Stephenville. Duck Camp
has a wide variety of activities
The facilities are equipped
with air conditioning, which is a
first for the camp to have. There
is a traditional soda shop,, and
the dining services offer great
Of course the campers will
enjoy the water activities that
are a necessity during the hot
days. They will also enjoy
swinging ropes, athletic activi-
Duck Camp See Page 9
By Jennifer Jackson
Insurance, we are all familiar1
with that word. But do we real-
ly understand how important
having health insurance really
is? There are several different
forms of insurance that Tarleton
offers its students. The reason
Tarleton offers insurance to its
students is because not every
student has and can afford their
own health care plan. Even if
students are covered by an
HMO, if they happen to be out
of their service area, their HMO
may not cover them. We hear
the word insurance daily on TV
and from other sources.
For example, 20-year-old
junior psychology major Juan
Arrendorido from Commanche
found out first hand last spring
how important having health
insurance really is. After being
involved in a car accident, he
had to be careflighted to Fort
Insurance See Page 9
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Partners Kurt Kiehrie and
Levi Garcia team rope
a calf to win first ■
at the College
National Finals Rodeo in
See Page 7
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