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The Rambler August 30, 2000 3 I
What are your hopes for the
upcoming year at Wesleyan?
"This year I hope to finally decide
which specific field of medicine will
make me the most fulfilled and
"In the upcoming year at Wesleyan I
plan to improve my grades as well as
make our campus a more enjoyable
place to go to school."
"I want to graduate in May and make
my parents and my professors proud."
"I hope to get a degree and be suc-
cessful and learn to speak English
fluently. 1 hope Wesleyan will bring
new possibilities for me."
"1 just hope the baseball team can go
to Mobile, Ala., for the College World
Series. 1 also hope to get drafted in
the 2001 Major League Baseball draft
"1 pray that the love of Jesus Christ
will take control on this campus and
that people will come to know Him as
their personal savior."
Phott>N hy Mclanic Manning
Founded in 1917 as The Handout
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THE REFORtA PAKTY
BUT PREFER THIS
SIX-FOOT TALL ,
The Rambler's editor extends a welcome
As the new Editor of The
Rambler, I would like to begin the
semester by welcoming Dr. Harold
Jeffcoat and all faculty, staff and
students who are just starting out at
Wesleyan. I am certain you will be
at home here.
would like to
For all the
few words of
wisdom: It is
that your col- ——————
lege days will begin with a great
deal of confusion and anxiety.
Don't worry-this is normal.
Just last year I was a freshman,
and I still remember the first sever-
al days when I worried that, by the
time the bookstore received the
lattbooks I needed, I would be
unable to catch up in n.y classes
and would end up 'unking out.
I later realized how silly this
was. Yes, it is normal for the book-
store to sell out of a textbook you
need, but it is not difficult to catch
up on the reading assignments, if
you set your mind to it.
Also, the parking lots at
Wesleyan fill up quickly. If you
don't want to walk a few miles to
your first class, I suggest arriving
My first class was at 11 during
my first semester here, and I would
usually arrive on campus around
9:30. This not only enabled me to
find a decent parking spot, it also
helped me start off the year with
For lack of anything else to do
when most of my friends were in
class, I spent the extra time in the
Now that I am in my second
SGA president addresses
Wesleyan student body
On behalf of the Student
Government Association and
myself, I would like to welcome
new and returning students to the
campus for the beginning of the
in higher edu-
The Student Government
Association is very excited about
the upcoming year. The executive
committee of the SGA took great
strides during the summer to better
serve students' needs.
Each officer has set personal
goals for his or her particular
office as well as for each standing
committee in student government.
In upcoming editions of The
Rambler we plan to lay out those
goals and keep students aware of
any issues or plans through week-
ly articles. This is imperative so
that we may follow the mission of
the SGA to represent students'
Students identified communi-
cation as one of the key issues on
campus. In the past, a lack of
communication caused problems
among students, administration.
faculty and staff. The Student
Government promises to provide
clearer and more effective com-
munication of all events, activities,
issues, concerns and achievements
to all students.
In an attempt to keep students
better informed, bulletin boards
put together and maintained by
school representatives will be
located in each building on cam-
pus. The boards will feature a
weekly copy of the SGA minutes
and any other information that
might be helpful for students.
We have also begun a com-
muter student committee, headed
by two representatives, Christy
Matlock and Karen Surita, so that
we may better serve the commuter
A comment box is located
outside our office. Drop by any-
time if you have any suggestions,
complaints, questions or concerns
that you would like addressed.
Feel free to come by our office
and visit or call us at 531-4267 or
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is an honor ad a privilege to
serve you as president of he
Student Government Association.
I am looking forward to a great
final year at the University and I
hope that all students will strive to
make their college experience as
full and enjoyable as it can be.
Amv Bretthauer is a senior
majoring in psychology and the
president of the Student Government
year at Wesleyan and know what to
expect, I am very excited. The 2000
to 2001 school year will no doubt
be an eventful one, with the induc-
tion of our new president and the
construction of the Nenetta Burton
I am aware that former
Wesleyan president Jake B. Schrum
will be greatly missed. However,
Wesleyan's future appears very
promising. Dr. Jeffcoat's presti-
gious credentials and ambitious
outlook will certainly carry the uni-
versity over a successful journey in
the coming years.
I am confident that, despite the
fact that numerous esteemed facui
ty and staff have left Wesleyan to
seize opportunities elsewhere, com-
petent and enthusiastic personnel
will be hired to fill the positions.
Like the university as a whole,
some of Wesleyan's organizations
will undergo transformations this
year. One such example is The
Rambler, which is now composed
of an entirely new staff who will
strive to increase the quality of our
university's student newspaper.
As the new editor-in-chief, I
am determined to inform faculty,
staff, students and alumni of the
measures which will affect the uni-"
versity. i will also work to uphold
the standards which make The ,,
Rambler the "students' voice."
Finally, I will reflect as truthfully as
possible on the university in each
I encourage everyone to direct'
questions, comments and concerns n
to The Rambler. 1 do not guarantee,,
they will all be addressed.
However. I assure you that 1
and the other staff members will
carefully review each one.
Welcome to Wesleyan, and
have a great year.
Shelly Wright is a sophomore ,
majoring in mass communication and
editor in chief of The Rambler.
Thumbs up to Glynn Mathis of the Academic Resource
Center for posting signs on each building with the two let-
ter building codes that match students' schedules.
Thumbs down to the extensive last minute room and
schedule changes. Students from four different classes
were scheduled for McFadden 101 on Aug. 24.
Thumbs up to the individuals and organizations that
coordinated this year's Presidential Picnic and organiza-
tional fair. The decorations were wonderful and the food
Thumbs up to Gamma Phi Beta for bringing Hot 100
radio station to the campus for our first Thursday free peri-
od. What a great way to welcome new students and to
greet returning ones.
Thumbs up to the department of Student Life for the
new patio and tables outside the Student Union Building.
Students can now congregate outside w ithout blocking the
Thumbs up to Clint Dupew and his staff of Ram Camp
volunteers. This year's freshman orientation events have
been more organized and centered around the needs of our
students. Better than that, they have been fun.
Thumbs down to sending freshman on a wild goose
chase. Next orientation, don't send students to collect sig-
natures from their instructors unless those instructors are
going to be on campus.
Our final Thumbs Up goes to the new students of
Texas Wesleyan. You bring with you new perspectives,
new ideas and new possibilities. We're glad you're here!
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