The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 99, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Page: 1 of 6
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I V E R S I T Y
The students' voice since 1917
September 19, 2007
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 99, No. 3
Party with Ms. Stella
All students are invited
to the free Stella Russell
Hall balcony party from 9
p.m. to midnight Sept 20
for the musical stylings of
DJ T-Thurm, free food,
drinks and a chance to win a
PlayStation PSP hand-held
Wesleyan movie buffs
can get discount tickets to
AMC theaters through the
student life office. Tickets
are $6.50 each and are good
for any movie at any time.
You really need a facial...
A Coldwater Creek spa
package is being raffled off
Oct. 23 between games 2
and 3 of the volleyball
match. The package is val-
ued at more than $200 and
includes a two hour and 30
minute essential facial,
Swedish massage and
"tempt your toes" foot treat-
ment. Fliers are posted
around campus. Tickets are
$20, available from any vol-
leyball player or coach.
Student Life is looking
for students interested in an
all-day paintball extrava-
ganza Sept. 21. Sign-up lists
are posted around campus
and at least 15 people are
required. Contact the
Student Life office in the
SUB for more information.
The Wesleyan Gay
Straight Alliance meets
every Friday at 12:15 in
room B17 in the Eunice L.
West Library basement. All
students, faculty and staff
that support human rights
are encouraged and invited
See you at the chapel
Chapel is held at free
period every Tuesday in the
Chapel of Polytechnic
United Methodist Church,
followed by a free lunch.
The Sept. 25 speaker is
Jerry Chism, pastor of
Arlington Fleights UMC.
Baptist Student Ministry
TWU's BSM invites
you to come hang out and
share a meal with other
Wesleyan students. Baptist
Student Ministries partici-
pates in ministry activities
on campus, in the communi-
ty and around the world.
Meetings with free lunch are
Wednesdays at noon in the
Carter Conference Room,
on the second floor of the
Sid Richardson Building.
Make your mark now
The Rambler is now hir-
ing writers and photogra-
phers. Get paid and have fun
helping produce Wesleyan's
oldest news publication.
Regular meetings are at
12:15 p.m. every Thursday
in the lobby of Stella
The Lady Rams volleyball team shows its stuff at the first
annual Wesleyan-Hughes volleyball classic, which kicked
off the volleyball alumni reunion Sept. 14. Players like
Sandra Ayala (left) joined in to support the Becky
Hughes endowment. Hughes was an acclaimed Wesleyan
coach that served from 1979 to 1991.
Photos by Kevin Keathley
Wesleyan gets millions for bilingual education
Shawn R. Poling
Things keep looking up for the education department. Wesleyan was
selected to receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of
Education's National Professional Development program to benefit the
bilingual education program.
This grant award comes shortly after receiving a $2 million Title III
grant from the Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions pro-
gram over the summer.
""This is the eighth grant award that Wesleyan has received since the
early '90s to meet the needs of the non-English speaking children of the
Metroplex," said Carlos Martinez, dean of the school of education.
"The number of bilingual teachers produced by Wesleyan is so great
that is difficult for me to visit a school in the Metroplex and not run into a
The funds will be used by the Wesleyan-Tarrant Country project, whose
mam goal is to "provide quality training to prepare 175 (about 35 per year)
pre-service and paraprofessionals to increase the number of certified teach-
ers meeting the linguistic, cultural and academic needs of English
Language Learners (ELL students) in the 13 partner school districts, "
according to a press release issued by Wesleyan.
The participating partner school districts include Fort Worth, Arlington,
Grand Prairie, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Lake Worth, White Settlement, Eagle-
Mountain Sagmaw, Castleberry, Mansfield, Birdville, Everman, Burleson
The bulk of the award will be used as scholarship funds for Wesleyan
bilingual education majors, but some will be used to provide professional
development training sessions for teachers, principals and administrators
from the partner school districts.
Some university faculty will function as presenters of the professional
development training sessions, along with state and local experts.
"This grant award demonstrates the continued confidence that the U.S.
Department of Education and local school districts have with Wesleyan's
ability to produce quality bilingual educators to serve the growing number
of non-English speaking students in the Metroplex," said Martinez.
Summer sun, no island fun
Wesleyan student returns from scientific internship in the Bahamas
Zainah Usman & Shawn R. Poling
PHOTO EDITOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Although most people go to the Bahamas for fun in
the sun, senior liberal studies major Adam Harrison trav-
eled to the legendary islands for a very different reason.
"Many people think I was there to party and have
fun," said Harrison. "Even I did at first, but I worked my
Harrison was one of a few students who won an
internship in the Bahamas with the Perry Institute for
Marine Science, a non-profit organization committed to
protecting the world's oceans through research and educa-
tion, according to its Web site.
The goal of the internship was to provide real world
practical application of the knowledge and techniques he
learned in scuba courses at Wesleyan (His minor is recre-
ational dive management).
The internship gave Harrison a chance to fill scuba
tanks, gas boats, clean loading areas, check compressors,
repair docks, paint/operate boats and unload cargo flights,
just to name a few of his responsibilities. He ended up
making a total of 78 dives.
"Lots of extended energy and long, hard days," he
said. "It was enjoyable but tough."
During his three months on Lee Stocking Island, an
island in the Bahamas, Harrison was also expected to par-
ticipate in a variety of tasks and experiments, some not
directly related to scuba.
"I gained an enormous wealth of knowledge about a
wide variety of marine life," Harrison said. "I learned
many of the methods that scientists use to study marine
See Bahamas, page 2
Photo courtesy of Adam Harrison
Adam Harrison and others experimented with black lionfish during his internship on Lee
Stocking Island. The pictured lionfish is one that Harrison helped capture. During his stay,
a black lionfish attacked one of the scientists Harrison assisted.
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Poling, Shawn R. The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 99, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 19, 2007, newspaper, September 19, 2007; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201240/m1/1/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Wesleyan University.