The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 29, 2000 Page: 1 of 6
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NOV 2 9 2000
Texas W e s l e y a n U n i v e r s / r y
The students' voice since 1917
November 29, 2000
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 84, No. 13
Night of Jazz
Wesleyan's jazz band will
join the jazz band from Tar-
rant County College in pre-
senting a night of jazz Tues-
day, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in
the Texas Star Lounge of the
Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Finals Survival Kits
The Student Ambassadors
will have a Finals Survival
Kit sale Tuesday, Dec. 5 dur-
ing free period and Wednes-
day, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m., in the SUB.
Faculty Art Exhibition
The faculty of the art
department is presenting a
group exhibition through Jan.
24 in the East Room of the
Eunice and James L. West
The artists will host a
reception Jan. 11, from 4-6
p.m. Faculty and student
docents are available to
escort group tours through
the exhibition. For more
information, call the depart-
ment of art at ext. 5823.
Festival of Lessons and Car-
The Wesleyan Singers
will join the choirs of Poly-
technic United Methodist
Church and Arlington
Heights United Methodist
Church in the ninth annual
Festival of Lessons and Car-
ols at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 1 at Polytechnic United
Methodist Church and at 6
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at
Arlington Heights United
Methodist Church, located at
4200 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Both services are free and
open to the public. Following
the Sunday night perfor-
mance, Arlington Heights
United Methodist Church
will hold a Dickens Fest,
where refreshments will be
served. Arlington Heights
will also provide a free nurs-
Host family needed
Ji Hun Kim, an intensive
English student from Korea,
would like to spend the next
few weeks in an American
home so that he can learn as
much English as possible
before he must return home
Dec. 15. He currently lives in
one of the dorms.
If you are interested in
hosting Kim, call Phyllis
Koehler, secretary of the
intensive English department,
at ext. 4468.
The Elie Wiesel Founda-
tion for Humanity is sponsor-
ing the Prize in Ethics Essay
| Contest for full-time juniors
; and seniors. Information is
available in each dean's
office. For more information,
I call ext. 4915.
A student was incorrectly
!; identified as Tammy Avery in
1 last issue's Wesleyan Singers
■ review. The correct name is
m Latonya Stevenson.
f|Arniy Recruiters Visit
General Cooper, second in
ommand of Army recruiters
est of the Mississippi, held
n open meeting at Wesleyan
ov. 27. The Army chose
'esleyan to develop a profile
n students who attend a pri-
v.ggvate university to improve
heir recruitment techniques.
Committee recommends two
candidates for MBA director
EDITOR IN CHIEF
One of two final candidates for
director of Wesleyan's MBA pro-
gram should be selected by the
beginning of the spring semester,
according to Louis McLain, dean of
the school of business.
McLain said two candidates
were recommended to the President
Nov. 15. He declined to name the
The search began after Dr. J.
Lee Whittington resigned from his
position May 31. After the faculty
council meeting on Nov. 14, an
announcement was made that there
were 53 candidates, and the search
had been narrowed to 11 candi-
Eight candidates visited Wes-
leyan during the month of October.
Search committee member
Tom Klassen, professor of econom-
ics and Finance, said, "First of all,
we've just done kind of an initial
Klassen said there were six or
seven candidates from the Univer-
sity, and three were interviewed.
Out of those three, one candidate
was the top choice.
According to the job descrip-
tion, the director of graduate busi-
ness programs is responsible for
"developing and implementing a
strategy for the MBA program; cur-
riculum revision, field studies and
faculty/student relationships; build-
ing effective relationships with
external organizations, community-
at-large and the business communi-
ty; and working with administra-
tion, faculty and students to pro-
mote the visibility and reputation of
Other responsibilities include
"advising and counseling MBA stu-
dents; planning and developing
marketing material for the pro-
gram; recognizing specialized mas-
ter's programs; preparing and man-
aging the MBA program budget;"
and "service on committees."
McLain said, "What I'll do is
make an offer to the person who's
"1 think it's gone extremely
well. 1 think the committee came up
with two excellent candidates."
Klaasen said, "We did have
some good candidates, and I'm
optimistic that the person we
thought was the strongest candidate
will take the job and do a good
Raising Spirits to New Heights
Photo by Martha Blinker
Wesleyan cheerleaders entertain the crowd at the pep rally Nov. 16 in the gym.
Courses in political
science, real estate to
be offered in Spring
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Two new courses will be
offered in the Spring 2001 semes-
ter. Dr. Michael Zarkin, assistant
professor of political science, will
teach Public Administration, and
Dr. John Shampton, professor of
business administration, will teach
Real Estate Finance.
at 9:25 a.m.
law, public affairs and manage-
ment studies. Topics will include
r a t i c
ity of administrators.
It provides an overview of the
principles and practices of public
administration and a distinction
between the public and private
sectors. Case studies, independent
research and class discussions will
lead students to consider the prob-
lems associated with managing a
Zarkin said, "This course is
ideal for students interested in pur-
suing careers in law, government
services and management."
Shampton will teach Real
Estate Finance from 1:30 to 2:45
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The course is recommended
for anyone who ever intends to
buy a house, and there is no pre-
Subjects covered will include
basic principles of Texas law
involving mortgage and foreclo-
sure, mortgage forms and standard
provisions, different kinds of
mortgage transactions, how mort-
gage payments are calculated,
applying for and qualifying for
residential loans and differences
between residential and commer-
cial financing transactions.
The course is intended to
teach students about real estate
financing techniques, the process
of obtaining a residential mortgage
and the obligations a borrower
takes on when entering a mortgage
loan. Students will also discuss
Texas home equity loans.
Shampton said, "I'd like to
get enough people enrolled to get
word around about it, because I
think it's a fun course."
Activity facilities to be
constructed near campus
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Construction continues on
Rosedale Street across from the
Armstrong Mabee Business Build-
ing and at Sycamore Park on
Rosedale Street, west of Beach
The Mama's Pizza property
across from the school of business
is the future location of a new
Boys' and Girls' Club facility,
according to Marcia Hawkins, vice
president of administration.
Hawkins said, "Fundraising
for the facility is underway, spear-
headed by Nick Martin, who pro-
vided funding for |Wesleyan's)
"The Wesleyan Center will be
demolished, but the stores will
remain," Hawkins said.
Dave Voskuil, vice president
of enrollment and student life, said
the Boys' and Girls' Club is having
a capital campaign. He said offices
in the Wesleyan Center are not cur-
rently in use, and this area may be
leased by the Boys' and Girls'
Club for additional space.
The club will probably begin
construction of these facilities in
the spring, if the organization
completes its fundraising by then,
according to Voskuil.
Further down Rosedale Street,
land is being cleared at Sycamore
Hawkins said, "The City of
Fort Worth is developing
Sycamore Park for better utiliza-
tion by sports groups. The Univer-
sity is not involved in that project,
but will benefit from the result."
Voskuil said, "This will really
enhance the area where Wesleyan
plays baseball. We have a very
good working relationship with
the city, so it should open up some
Wesleyan students celebrate International Education Week
More than 100 people attended the Inter-
national Club's Open House Nov. 16 in the
The event took place as part of Interna-
tional Education Week Nov. 13-17. Repre-
sentatives from each featured country had
tables of brochures, demonstrations of dance
and samples of food and drink from their
On Nov. 13, a president's reception was
held at the Dillow House and the Dondoko
Taiko Japanese Dnimmers and the Riverside
Folklorico Ballet performed at the Law Sone
Fine Arts building.
"The entertainment was fantastic. I've
never seen anything like it," said David
Slater, piesident of the International Club.
"The only disappointment I had was the
turnout. Those who weren't there really
missed out on a great display."
A study abroad fair, featuring brochures,
videos and club members answering ques-
tions was held Nov. 14 in the quad.
The international film festival was held
later that evening at the science lecture the-
ater. Twenty guests watched the Australian
comedy Tlw Castle, British box office hit
Trains/Hitting and the Mexican Ariel Award
winning movie Like Water for Chocolate.
The club's indoor soccer world cup
in the gym Nov. 15 attracted 15 people
who watched five teams of 25 players
A party for International Club mem-
bers to celebrate International Week
closed the events.
Slater said the week was much more
successful than last year because of pro-
Ogidi said, "I think we were very
organized. It was very well put together,
considering the time constraints of full
time students who also have jobs."
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Photo bv Martha Blinker
Faculty, staiT and students sample the
ethnic food at the International Open
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