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The Rambler
The students' voice since 1917
October 4, 2000
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 84, No. 6
News Briefs
Cowtown Brushup
Volunteers are needed for
the 10th annual Cowtown
Brushup, scheduled for Satur-
day, Oct.2L,
Cowtown Brushup is a
community project, bringing
together private businesses,
civic organizations from the
City of Fort Worth and indi-
vidual volunteers to spruce
up 150 homes of the elderly,
disabled and low-income citi-
For more information,
contact Anita Westmoreland,
assistant to the chaplain, at
ext. 4461.
Art Exhibition
The x2 exhibition will be
located in the East Room of
the Eunice and James L. West
Library. An artist's lecture
and reception will be held
from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 12. The
reception will be followed by
music, to be presented by
Wesleyan's Faculty Jazz
For more information,
call the department of art at
ext. 5823.
Aries submissions
Aries is accepting sub-
missions of poetry, fiction,
essays, one-act plays, black
and white artwork and previ-
ously unpublished Spanish
language poetry in transla-
For more information,
contact Dr. Thom D. Ches-
ney, adviser, at ext. 4923 or
e-mail him at
Mitchell-Reed Lecture
Dr. Linda Carroll will
present "Lessons Learned
During My Foray into Utopia
and Lessons Applied After
My Return to Happiness"
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon
in the East Room of Dora
Roberts Cafeteria.
Psychology Speakers
The department of psy-
chology will offer a series of
colloquia this year to provide
helpful information that is not
covered in class and to give
students insight into the fac-
ulty's areas of interest and
expertise that is not included
in the course curriculum.
Dr. Marcel S. Kerr will
present "How to Apply, Pre-
pare, and Get Accepted into
School" Monday, Oct. 9,
from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Uni-
versity Club. A spaghetti din-
ner will be provided.
The colloquia will be co-
sponsored by PsiChi. They
are open for students from
any major to attend.
Students who wish to
attend must R.S.V.P. by Oct.
6 at ext. 5821. You may also
contact Dr. Kerr at
Jeffcoat supports University production of Hair
Donna Haney
Although the production of the 60s musical Hair began
rnired in controversy, the theater arts department has been
given a note of confidence by the board of trustees and Wes-
leyan president, Dr. Harold G. Jeffcoat.
The initial problems began shortly after auditions when a
student who had not been selected complained to a neighbor
who happened to know one of the trustees at the University,
according to Robert Pevitts, dean of fine and performing arts.
The student complained that roles were denied if students
refused to appear in the nude. Pevitts said he was even con-
tacted by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram after it received an e-
mail making the same accusations.
"That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard," said
Pevitts. "About 90 percent of the students who were given
roles said they wouldn't take their clothes off. The auditions
were handled with complete professionalism."
After the board of trustees initially requested that Jeffcoat
intervene, director Jeanne Everton resigned from her produc-
tion duties. According to Pevitts, Jeffcoat remained supportive
of the faculty and staff, and, after some discussion with trustee
members, it was unanimously decided to allow the fine arts
department the academic freedom to present Hair in the man-
ner the director deemed appropriate.
Pevitts said, "Fortunately, University administration is
supportive of what we are doing. They are trusting we will
make the right judgement. It is the same academic freedom
Photo courtesy of communications
Cast members of Hair stand in front of the
administration building. The play runs Oct. 18-
22 at Scott William Edrington Theatre .
given to all instructors.
"We also realize that we have a responsibility. We have
been careful to advertise that this production is not suitable for
children. We are not taking anything for granted."
Hair will be a feature presentation of RadioShack Retro-
Fest 2000 and will be presented Oct. 18 through 22 at the Scott
"Because these characters will be played by a much
younger cast, Jeanne has gone to great lengths to help students
explore this time period," said Pevitts. "She pulled together a
panel of people from that era—a Vietnam veteran, former hip-
pies and some African-Americans who could talk about the
experiences of the 60s."
He said, "When you do something at this level, with its
highly inflective look at a period of time, you have to look at
the author's intent. It shows how bad it really was among dif-
ferent factions. This show is more than 32 years old, and what
it is talking about still goes on today."
Pevitts said the production team has attempted several
strategies to make this a multi-sensory experience for viewers.
"We invite people to bring picnic lunches and eat on the
lawn. There will be guitar players wandering around playing
music from the period. We are using improvisational tech-
niques to bring this experience to life. The band will be right
See Hair, page 2
Football comes to Wesleyan
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Members of Lambda Chi Alpha and Gentry Men fraternities play intramural football at Martin Field
Sept. 30.
Campus coaches set alcohol policies
and punishments for athletic teams
Shelly Wright
While the student handbook forbids
alcohol on campus or at events sponsored
by the University, each athletic coach sets
additional policies for his or her team.
An anonymous source said two mem-
bers of the volleyball team were recently
suspended for one game after admitting that
they had broken the team's policy of no
alcohol consumption within 48 hours before
a game.
Three other players admitted to break-
ing rules that did not involve alcohol, and
they and the women who had been suspend-
ed for drinking were required to run a mile
in less than six and a half minutes.
The source said after the women admit-
ted breaking the rules, it was up to their
teammates to decide on a punishment, and
the coach approved of the team's decision.
Head volleyball coach Rick Johansen
said his rule is that players cannot drink any
alcohol 24 hours before a practice or 48
hours before a game. He said it is the team's
policy that teammates decide the punish-
ment for the players who break the rules.
An anonymous volleyball player said,
"I think |the alcohol policy] works well for
"I'm really proud of the team for being
honest and taking their punishment."
Johansen said, "All college kids will
make bad choices every now and then, but
they learn from their mistakes."
While the volleyball team has addition-
al policies, the baseball, basketball, tennis
and golf teams all abide by the handbook.
Willie Gawlik, head baseball coach and
instructor of exercise and sports studies,
said it is up to the coach to decide on a pun-
ishment if a baseball player breaks one of
the rules.
"All college kids will make bad
choices every now and then, but
they learn from their mistakes."
-Rick Johansen
Gawlik said, "We've never had any
problems, so that's a tribute to our guys."
Men's head basketball coach Terry
Waldrop said he tells his team to follow
school rules and to follow the law.
Women's basketball coach Robin Pot-
ter said, "We do not encourage our players
to be involved in alcohol use."
Jason Hayes, head tennis coach, said he
has had a few minor problems with one or
two players being caught on campus with
alcohol. He said players who do this could
be suspended from one or more matches.
Hayes said, "Any player over 21 years
old is allowed to drink, as long as he is
responsible and has a designated driver."
Head golf coach Kevin Millikan said
there is a no-tolerance policy for alcohol
consumption during any practice, tourna-
ment or trip, and punishments are deter-
mined on a case-to-case basis, depending on
the situation and circumstances.
Millikan said, "I've removed players
from the team [for drinking on campus or at
school-sponsored events]."
Some Wesleyan coaches' policies over-
ride those of the student handbook, forbid-
ding athletes from alcohol consumption
under any circumstance.
Softball coach Rodney McNeill said
the athletes on his team are prohibited from
consuming drugs, tobacco or alcohol.
McNeill said the first violation will
result in one week's suspension from all
practice and competition, the second viola-
tion will lead to a three week's suspension
and an appointment for counseling and a
third violation will result in a scholarship
withdrawal and withdrawal from the team.
Women's soccer coach Gilbert
Richardson said his athletes are not allowed
to drink on or off campus. The first violation
will result in a warning and the second vio-
lation can lead to a loss of scholarship
money or withdrawal from the team.
Appeals to
be held for
Donna Haney
Students who do not want to be covered by
the school provided insurance policy but missed
the Sept. 8 deadline have been given a final
opportunity to present their case before an
appeals committee.
In order to have an individual case
reviewed, students must provide a written appeal
to Randy Beese, director of Health Services.
That appeal must include a valid explana-
tion of why the Sept. 8 deadline was not met. It
must also include a copy of a current comparable
insurance card and a completed waiver card.
Deadline for filing a written appeal with the
department of health services is 4 p.m., Wednes-
day, Oct. 11.
According to Peter Phaiah, director of Stu-
dent Life, the decision came after initial analysis
of the number of students who signed up for the
mandatory insurance or who were automatically
enrolled due to failure to submit a waiver card.
Preliminary records indicated that approximate-
ly 33 percent of Wesleyan students fell into one
of these two categories.
"Because the national average of individu-
als without insurance is 24 percent and our aver-
age was significantly higher, we began to look at
possible reasons for the difference." said Phaiah.
"Did we have more students sign up
because they were not covered by their parents'
See Insurance, page 2
MBA Student
Shelly Wright
Two students working to revamp the MBA
Student Association said its first meeting will be
held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the orientation
room of the Eunice and James L. West Library.
Neal Odom, president, and Jutea Ballard,
vice-president, are working with adviser Dr.
Tom Tolleson, assistant dean of the school of
business, to restart the organization.
Ballard said, "Every year it seems to fade
out and then come back in the fall."
Odom said last year the organization
worked on community projects such as the Chil-
dren 2000 Foundation and held book drives. He
said the club had ideas for a social, but there was
not enough student interest.
The MBA Student Association is currently
See MBA, page 2

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