The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 2001 Page: 1 of 6
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September 27. 2001
Fort Worth. Texas
Vbl 86, No. 4
Inauguration Heck Events
Friday, Sept. 28
Inauguration of Texas
Wesieyan's 1 Kth president
10 a.m.. lawn in front of
Bids (weather permittingt or
Sid Richardson Center.
Reception immediately fol-
Table tennis team exhibition
11:30 a.m. Sid Richardson
** AH Classes are canceled
for the day so that students
and tacoltv can participate in
the inaugural celebration.
(.amma Sig Bake Sale
Gamma Sigma Sigma
will hold a bake sale Thurs-
day. Sept 27 from J1 am-3
pm in the SI B All proceeds
w ill go to the American Red
SOS Teddy Bear Drive
Sons of Sakkara members
will continue to accept new
and gently used teddy bears
to be giver to the Salvation
Army tor victims in New
York and Washington D.C.
through Fnda\. Sepl 28
Teddv bear- mav be taken to
the Student Lite office.
Siudenc wishing to
donate money to the Amen
can Red Cross to aid \ ictims
can take cash or checks to the
studen' life office
There will be a blood
drive benefitting the Ameri-
can Red Cross on Saturday.
Sept 2° from I la.m-3p.m. al
The Shield of Faith Church a!
282b F Rosedale For infor-
mation. contact Thomas
Johnson at (81~ > 446-4473.
Annual Fund Phonathon
During Phonathon. stu-
dents call Wesleyar alumni
and encourage them tc make
donations l! will run from
Oct 1- \o\ 15. Motj Thurs.
evenings from 6:30-9p.m.
Salary is $5.75 per hour Stu-
dents interested ir. participat-
ing in the annual fundraising
effort can contact Julie
Mac Mil Ian at ext. 4472.
On Tuesday. Oct 2. the
World Literature class will
sponsor a day - long reading of
Homers "The Odyssey."
Approximately 75 people
(students, faculty and staff)
will read from the text Presi-
dent Jeflcoat will read at
approximately 9:40 a.m.. fol-
lowed by Bruce McDonald.
Both will read the text in
Greek Reading will begin a!
8 a.m and continue to
approximately 6 p.m.
Undergraduate enrollment declines nearly 15 percent
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Fall enrollment figures released by the media relations
department show undergraduate enrollment has dropped
almost 15 percent—falling from 2.015 students in fall 2000 to
1.714 currently enrolled.
According to Peter Phaiah.
dean of students and Caren Hart
dieman vice president for univer-
sity advancement the decrease was
anticipated and can be attributed
largely to the move from NCAA
Division II athletics to NCAA
Division III, which is an non-
scholarship level of play
"We knew the numbers would
be down slightly due u< the change
ir athletic conference." said Man
dieman "There were several stu
denl athletes who chose to leave in
order to play in the more competi-
tive Division II conference. Bui for
a school our size, the move was the nghl one."
Phaiah said. "The move jin Division] has forced coaches
and administrators to sell this university to potential students
based on its academic programs. Students' ability to participate
in various alhicuc programs is a bonus. Thai means we have all
had to learn as much as possible about the offerings of the var
ious schools and departments. For students considering Wes
is the #1 priority."
In an effort to
iah described a
President Ha! Jef-
icoat "FirsL we
of Debbie Smith
I ndergrad G
Table tennis team
makes its debut
xews am oh
Wesley an" s newesl alhlelic
team, the table u-nnis team, will
hold aii exhibition on Friday. Sept.
2S at 11:30 am in the Sid Richard
siwi g>~m as a pan of ihe inaugural
week aciiv mr
Because ihe team is a member
of National Collegiate Table Tennis
Association (NCTTA rathe; than
the National Collegiale Athletic
Association (NCAA i. governing
rules regarding eligibility are differ-
ent than thev are for other athletK
Head coach. Christian Lii
lieroos said. "We can have a plav
rosier with a minimum of six plav
ers Havers can be half-time stu-
dents and competition is open to
graduate students as well as under
graduates. Because there is m> sepa-
ration between amateur and ptofes-
siona) players, there air mi limita-
tions on financial income Almost
all tahk tennsv players make money
from endorsements as well as tour
nameni pnze money "
According to Lilheusv the
leairi does have a scholarship fund
in draw upon, though it has not beer
used ai this tunc "Right now our
team members receive either acade-
mic scholarships or financial aid "
He said. am wry aware of
the sensitive situation *caused bv
the loss of athletic scholarships to
teams under NCAA regulations ! I
de> understand that there is some
criticism. although al! comment-,
thai have been directed to me have
been positive I hope students real
in1 that the table lenm> team is
adding a very unique thing to Wes-
levan due to the international possi
Within the NCTTA there are
nine divisions in the US. with 75
school piaying in open divisions
The Texas Conference current!) has
5 schools University* of Houston.
I'niversity of Texas a! Austin. Bay -
k r University. Houston Community
College and Rice University Spend-
"We will be competing against
big schools 1 believe we can build
the best prcfrarn in the country i
hope to show with results thai will
give recognition to this school." Lii-
Currently there are three varsi-
ty team member
Jasna Reed, a leaching certifi-
cation studen:. is Ihe first Wes levari
student to w m an Olympic medal
She won the bronze medal in the
*8# Olympics for women's doubles.
She has competed in three
Olympics and was a member of the
U.S team in Sydney. Australia. In
addition, she was the two-time
European champion when she eewn-
peted for Yugoslavia
Rarvan Cretij. a freshman busi-
ness mai< r. competed on the U.S.
National team in *97. Before thai,
he competed on the junior National
team lor Romania and piayed as a
professional in Greece .
Idan Levi. also a freshman
business major, competed on the
Israeli National team. In addition to
his studies a! Wesley an. he is the
president of a jewelry company in
Dallas which employs 20 people
When he was asked to explain
the difference between tabic tennis
and ping-pong. LsJIieroos said. "It is
the same as the difference between
wiffleball and baseball." Not only
are the paddies and balls different,
the scoring also vanes
"Table tennis balls travel ai 6lf
100 miles per hour with a spin of
9.0011 rpm No other ball sport
comes close to thai I hope students
will come out to the exhibition and
see the difference for themselves."'
Karen Krause (director of office of financial aid). Stephanie
Boatner (director of freshman admissions) and Tern Evans
(assistant director of transfer admissions]. Every school an
campus has a committee member responsible for learning
everything there is U> know about programs that are available.
In tum. we educate each other and everyone who is involved in
the recruitment process."
According to Phaiah. the second part of the admissions
plan is to involve the provost and school deans in a much marc
proactive role "We have an administrative recruiting calendar
tor the entire year which schedules, events al TCC ]Tarrant
County College] and area high schools. We are sending out a
recruiting team rather than just a counselor." be said
Finally. Phaiah said. "We are making efforts to really
strengthen the ARC ( Academic Resource Center] All freshman
go through there for advising, before they are referred to other
departments. This will help strengthen retention "
Overall, enrollment dropped slightly more than 6 percent,
from 3.133 students last fall to 2.939 this semester. Enrollment
in Wesieyan's graduate programs saw a significant increase.
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia program increased
by 19 percent and Master of Business Administration enroll-
ment increased 13 percent. In addition, enrollment in the
school of law increased by 11 percent.
Three members of the
Fort Worth fire depart-
ment check for smoldering
embers alter a house fire
near the Wesleyan campus
Monday night. The Maze
at 3210 Ave. A started at
approximately 11:40 pjn„
but was quickly brought
The fire was thought to
have been caused by a cig-
arette left unattended in an
"There was neavy fire
in the front bedroom," said
Jim Burnett of the FWFD.
^Fortunately, the two occu-
pants got out Oil.**
Damage to the struc-
ture is estimated at
$15,000. and content dam-
age could add $5,000 to the
Wesleyan dorm resi-
dents flocked en masse to
see the source of the thick
black smoke that wafted
through the nigh : air as the
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Forum organized to help students,
faculty and staff cope with tragedy
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Varsity table tennis team member. Jasna Reed is greeted
by l _S. President Bill Clinton alter competing in the 2000
Olympics in Sydney. Australia.
In response to concerns
expressed by several Wesleyan stu-
dents the office of student life is
sponsoring a program Anaci. cm
America: Forum and Discutsion—to
be held in the Quad during free peri-
od on Thursday. Sept. 27.
The panel will consist of Dr
Halil Ibrahim Salih. professor of
political science. Dr Bruce McDon-
ald. visitinc assistant pn tessor ol
philosophy and religion, and Dr
Sara HorstalL assistant professor of
In addition. Reverend Jeff
Millet. Chaplain Di Michael Elli
son. asMstanl professor of psycholo-
gy and Montserrat Estes. interna
tiona? student advisor will be in the
audience to answer questions
\ccorthng to Peter Phaiah.
dean ot students, he was approached
bv l>i Margaret Paioski. professor
of history and chair of social sci-
ences aftei several students
expressed ctmcems over the events
of Sept 11
"She asked if we could organize
a discussion panel thai could inform
students ltd faculty abou! both the
political situation and offer comfon
and support to th sc who were hav -
ins: difficulty coping with the emo-
tional aftermath." said Phaiah
Although he opted oo; to he
part of the speaking panel. Ellison is
very concerned about the "nanonai
maiaise" and depression thai cili
zens have experienced since the
attacks on New York and Washing-
ing a sense of
sion is more
than it was
even with the
tor several reasons because of ihe
grander scaic in Oklahoma we had
162 killed, whereav in New York,
the death loll is 6.500." he said.
"As a nation, because we know
it was done by people of "foreign
origin" we feel more vulnerable We
arc being warned bv government
officials that the attacks may not be
over." Ellison sa«l
He also admits another huge
difference between this and Okla
homa City bombing is thai Timothy
McVeigh was captured the same
"We also witnessed this mass
destruction on live television. We
were inundated with those ureses
over and over. Now people have
their routines upset. This contributes
to the loss of monvamn. sleep dis-
turbances. lack of energy and ability
to concentrate and the pervasive
feelings of sadness." Ellison said.
The feelings expressed by stu-
dents and faculty members across
campus are perfectly normal given
the size of (he tragedy, according to
"Give it a month or so. and if
lliose feelings persist, people should
talk to a professional counselor
Talking to our friends can help, hul
thai could lake much longer. The
value of talking to a professional
counselor is they have a broad expe-
rience in human relations to draw
upon, so they are better able to help
someone in a shorter period of
time." he said
Ellison advises thai people
should be aware of symptoms of
depression thai don't go away or
that begin to interfere with normal
If you need to speak to some
one. you can contact Mehnda Cantu.
Wesieyan's counselor at ext. 4859
to schedule a no cost appointment
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Manning, Melanie. The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 2001, newspaper, September 27, 2001; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253257/m1/1/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Wesleyan University.