The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 7, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Page: 1 of 8
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March 2, 2011
Vol. 94 • No. 7
he voice of exas Wesleyan University students since 1917
Author of Killed By Indians
visits campus for signing.
Arts & Entertainment, page 4
Give Chopper and other
homeless a permanent home.
Community, page 5
Elizabeth Armstrong Hall runs hot
sbbanks@mail. fxwes. edu
After approximately 2 1/2 weeks
without hot water, residents of Eliza-
beth Armstrong Hall can breathe a
sigh of relief.
"Losing the hot water really made
me appreciate a good shower," Brit-
tany White, junior exercise major,
said. "When I turned on the shower
and saw steam, I got too excited."
Ken Dunson, director of facili-
ties operations, said the issue was
Feams create new
srmoritz@mail. txwes. edu
In February, five teams made up of Wesleyan
students and faculty submitted concepts to the
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
to design an empty classroom in the Eunice and
James L. West Library for the classroom.NEXT
the project allowed faculty and students the
opportunity to understand how a learning envi-
ronment can affect the teaching process.
"I think its good to give students [and faculty]
a chance to see what its like," said Krista Rosso,
education EC-6 post-bach student.
As a part of concept development, each team
was required to conduct research on learning en-
One of five design team leaders, Dr. Elizabeth
Alexander, associate professor of history, said her
team did its research during winter break, based
on discussions in her methods of teaching his-
Alexander said her team wanted to create a
space that followed three basic principles: flex-
ibility, pleasing asthetics and the concept of de-
"We wanted a classroom that didn't have a front
so that the students would be creators of knowl-
edge," Alexander said. "The professor would be
someone who works with the students to create
Alexander said her team created an active and
social learning experience to focus on the net
generation of students under 30 years old.
Alexander also said some of the other teams
also incorporated (lexabi liLy, but each design was
"I'm very excited about it," Alexander said. "I
hope we win!"
Based on the Signature Student Experience
project, the classroom.NEXT project, sponsored
♦ NEXT, page 3
Relay for Life team
calls for participation
emmijangos@mail. txwes. edu
Part of the American Cancer Society's Relay for
Life for three years, the Texas Wesleyan commu-
nity is putting together a team for this year's event
April-15-16 at the Fort Worth Cats Stadium.
Michael Chaney, coordinator of student activi-
ties and volunteerism and greek adviser, is the
head of the Wesleyan chapter of Relay for Life,
currently consisting of six members.
"I am hoping some more students get involved
in this project," Chaney said. "We will start with
fundraisers on campus, selling popcorn to 'pop
Chaney said he also plans to barter with Texas
Roadhouse to create "Wesleyan Night," in which
10 percent of all proceeds go to the Relay for Life
Although the Wesleyan team has only partici-
pated for the past three years, Dr. Allen Hender-
son, provost and vice president, has been com-
peting for more than 12 years.
Henderson has been a volunteer for the Ameri-
can Cancer Society for more than 20 years, is a
member of the national board and a coordinator
for the local board.
"This is an amazing event that I really encour-
age students to participate in," Henderson said.
"It's about bringing communities together to
work for one cause."
Henderson said he was inspired to become
such a large part of this society after he lost a
♦ RELAY, page 3
solved completely on Friday, Feb.
25, when a new motor and fan as-
sembly arrived for the boiler that
supplies hot water to Elizabeth,
Dora Roberts Dining Hall and
O.C. Armstrong Hall.
The affected boiler was repaired
within the same day, and hot water now
runs again for Elizabeth's residents.
Dunson said the issue started with
sporadic main boiler motor prob-
lems. The boiler went out completely
on Feb. 7 and was replaced with a
backup, Dora's dish machine boiler,
on the same day. By Wednesday, Feb.
9, the backup boiler went out due to
a bad sensor.
After the sensor was replaced,
hot water was available, but still not
reaching students in Elizabeth.
Dunson later determined that the
use of Dora's industrial dish washing
machine was using all the hot water
being produced by the backup boiler.
"We are able to arrange the water
piping valves that allow the dish
machine boiler to supply Elizabeth
too," Dunson said. "But when the
dish machine runs excessively, the
water temp goes down and Eliza-
beth is left with no hot water."
Sharon Manson, director of resi-
dence life, said Will Timmerman,
food service director, agreed to use
paper plates and other disposable
products in Dora's to eliminate the
use of the dish washer completely
until the problem was resolved.
Dora's ended up only using these
types of products Feb. 24-Feb. 25,
since the new motor for the main
boiler came in sooner than the pro-
jected Feb. 26 date.
Heath Scott, president of the Stu-
dent Government Association, said
he is happy the situation was re-
"I thank maintenance for the work
they put into it," he said. "It was just
unfortunate that the students had to
endure those days where there was
not really hot water. I don't expect
this issue to come up again, because
I know once our maintenance de-
partment handles an issue, it's per-
Wesleyan students represent in Cowtown
Photos by Meisa Keivani Najafabadi Rambler Staff
Top: Timothy Reece, Senior Spanish and comparative religion major, runs in the 10K race at the 33rd Annual Cowtown Marathon
Feb, 26 in Fort Worth. Above left: 40-year-old Lori Stich from Colorado Springs, Colo, crosses the finish line at 19:08, winning the
5K race. Above right: 24-year-old Logan Sherman from Dallas, Texas crosses the finish like at 15:37, winning the 10K race Feb. 26.
mdbates@mail. txwes. edu
Students, staff and faculty rep-
resented Texas Wesleyan each
morning at the 33rd Annual
Cowtown Marathon Feb. 26-27
in Fort Worth's Cultural District.
The Cowtown Marathon is
a two-day event with 11 races
varying in distance. There are
races for adults, children and
teams. Adults and children can
participate in the 5K, which is
3.1 miles. Teams can run in the
5Kor the 10K.
Music education major Selena
Stewart ran in the 5K last year to
celebrate her 21st birthday.
"Last year was my first year
to do any kind of running
race," Stewart said. "So I did the
5k and I loved it and it actually
fell on the day of my birthday
so this year I decided to do it as
Stewart said she is a swimmer.
"I thought it'd be a good thing
to get me started and because
I'm a swimmer, I eventually
want to work up to doing triath-
lons, but that's my weakest link,"
This year Stewart ran the 1 OK,
coming in at 59:27.
Chuck Burton, assistant vice
president for marketing and
communications, ran in the 5K.
Burton said the marketing
department came up with the
idea to promote Wesleyan at the
Cowtown by giving Wesleyan
runners a free Texas Wesleyan
T-shirt, specifically designed for
the event. Marketing collabo-
rated with the Morton Fitness
center to distribute the shirts to
participants from the historic
campus, Burleson campus and
Burton said he hadn't run
in the Cowtown before but
he had run in the Run to Joe's
"I wanted to prove to myself
I can do it," Burton said. "I'm
not a serious runner. I just
thought it'd be nice to do this."
According to www.mychip-
time.com, Burton's time was
Mychiptime.com also re-
ported that 11,595 people ran
on Feb. 26 and 7,661 people
ran on Feb. 27, totaling 19,256
"I think it builds the fel-
lowship between students,
faculty and staff even from
the law school," said AAron
Whaley, director of the Mor-
ton Fitness Center. I think
it's good because it's going to
get people out and about, get
them doing things but also
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