The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 8, 2001 Page: 1 of 6
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T E X A S
NOV 9 2001
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The students' voice since 1917
November 8, 2001
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 86, No. 10
SAT practice test
Phi Alpha Delta, the law
honor society will sponsor a
practice LSAT test on Satur-
day, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. in the science lec-
ture theater. The cost is $5 to
students, but is free to all
For more information,
contact Debbie Smith at (817)
Laura Ruby Art Exhibit
Hawaiian artist Laura
Ruby will have her work
exnibited at Wesleyan in the
East room of the EJW library.
The exhibition will run
through Nov. 30. She will
exhibit a series of prints based
on Nancy Drew.
Ruby will be on campus
Thursday, Nov. 15, for a
series of events which include
the opening reception from 5-
In addition, fourth and
fifth grade students from Ver-
sia L. Williams Elementary
School and Riverside Applied
Learning Center. The
children will participate in
workshops titled "The Artist
as Detective." These work-
shops will be led by Wesleyan
art and education students.
Wilson Lecture Series
Dr. Tony Campolo, pro-
fessor of sociology at Eastern
College in Pennsylvania, will
be the guest lecturer for the
next Wilson Lecture Series,
scheduled for Thursday, Nov.
15 at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctu-
ary of Polytechnic United
President Jeffcoat to preach
President Harold G. Jeff-
coat will preach at Arlington
Heights United Methodist
Church on Nov. 11 as the
church honors United
Methodist higher education.
The Wesleyan student
quartet will sing and the
church will recognize the
work of campus ministry.
New online courses
There will be three new
fully-online business courses
available to students.
(BUA/ECO 4346). This
course will also be offered at
the graduate MBA level. This
course was formerly Interna-
tional business 11)
(BUA/ECO 4345). This
course will also be offered in
Fall 2002 and will be offered
as BUA 5345 (MBA). This
course was formerly known
as International business.
For more information, contact
Dr. Michael Ellis at ext. 4844.
Wesleyan receives $1 million grant
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Texas Wesleyan received a $1
million grant toward construction of
an annex for the Ella C. McFadden
The grant was requested by U.S.
Rep. Martin Frost, and passed by
Congress last week in the FY. 2002
Energy and Water Appropriations bill.
"This funding is good news for
Texas Wesleyan," said Frost in a
release issued Nov. 5. "This will help
build a truly superior science educa-
tion facility that will serve both the
university's students and young peo-
ple in the surrounding community."
The funds will go toward the con-
struction of a 25,000 square foot, two-
story annex to house state-of-the-art
chemistry and biology laboratories
and classrooms. The estimated cost
of the structure is $4.8 million.
Wesleyan also sought funds to
renovate the McFadden building. The
34-year-old building, which houses
math and science facilities, requires
additional space to adequately support
the increased enrollment in those
"These monies will provide Texas
Wesleyan University and the people
of southeast Fort Worth with a much
needed investment in the education of
future scientists, math teachers and a
number of other highly technical
jobs," said Frost. "The fruits of these
investments in education will be
reaped for generations to come.
The appropriation will be
announced during a reception Mon-
day, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at the McFad-
den Science Building.
Representative Martin Frost
Star Telegram columnist
tells students how to select
topics for better writing
Bob Ray Sanders, Fort Worth
Star-Telegram columnist, said
Wednesday that both education and
experience are necessary for poten-
Sanders told approximately 50
mass communication and English
students, their instructors and other
faculty members at the Carter Con-
ference Room, "Both college cours-
es and experience are important for
"Education gets you in the
door. Then you build your experi-
ence and continue to learn all the
time," he said.
Sanders stated writers must
have a wide variety of interests in
addition to education and experi-
"You have to both live and
observe in order to write a column,"
"I learn something new every
Sanders was on campus to dis-
cuss the methods he uses to find and
develop topics for his columns.
He indicated he doesn't watch
news programs in order to find a
"I don't watch CNN all day," he
One method Sanders said he
uses is reading the work of other
"1 read their columns but I
don't copy them," he said.
Sanders said he has the freedom
to select his subjects.
Topics Sanders said he has
written about include Michael
Irvin's drug arrest and the trials of
slain Irving police officer Aubrey
Sanders said Hawkins' widow
criticized his column for taking a
stand against the prosecution.
He wrote that he believed the
prosecution was overzealous in its
pursuit of justice.
"Anyone who knows me knows
I'm against the death penalty."
"I am the voice of the voice-
less," he said.
"People throw rocks and then
hide their hands. 1 don't throw
rocks and hide my hands," Sanders
In addition to receiving criti-
cism for his columns, Sanders said
his work also influences the Star-
Telegram's subscription level.
"People call in every day and
cancel their subscription because of
me," he said.
Sanders worked at KEiRA-TV,
Channel 13 as a reporter eventually
rising to the rank of vice president.
He is currently an associate edi-
tor and columnist for The Fort
Photo courtesy of'Laith Sando
Members of Lambda Chi Alpha, an international social fraternity, load canned
goods for delivery to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Shown from left are: Justin Brum-
baugh, Darryl Jackson, Laith Sando, Ralph Bradley and Blaze Loeffelholz.
Men of Lambda Chi collect canned goods
The men of Wesleyan's Lamb-
da Chi Alpha, an international
social fraternity, have collected
more than five tons of food to be
donated to the Tarrant Area Food
According to Lambda Chi
vice-president Laith Sando, the
organization joins other chapters
throughout the country and Canada
in the North American Canned
Food Drive, one of the largest
annual food drives.
Last year, the combined
efforts of all the chapters of Lamb-
da Chi Alpha netted nearly 2.5 mil-
lion pounds of food.
"Our collections actually
begin each spring with our 'teeter-
totter-athon,"' said Sando. "Last
year's vice-president. Ralph
Bradley did a great job organiizing
the spring fund raiser."
Sando said Lambda Chi
attempts to coordinate the "teeter-
totter-athon" to coincide with the
Wesleyan alumni reunion each
"This past year, we raised
enough for almost 8,000 pounds of
food," he said.
In addition to the "teeter-toi-
ter-athon." Lambda Chi canvassed
several neighborhoods, leaving
approximately 2.000 plastic bags
requesting donations on doors.
Nov. 3, members returned to
the neighborhoods, collecting the
"About one out of six bags left
were returned filled." said Sando.
"We collected almost 11,000
pounds of food."
In addition lo the food that
Lambda Chi Alpha members have
already collected and delivered to
the Tarrant Area Food Banks.
Sando said the men are participat-
ing in a plasma drive.
"The money earned from the
plasma donations will be used to
buy additional canned and non-
perishable food," said Sando.
Students interested in donat-
ing to the North American Canned
Food Drive can contact Sando at
the Student Government Office,
located in the Brown Lupton Cen-
ter or call ext. 4267 for more infor-
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Photo by Jose Valde/
Bob Ray Sanders, columnist for The Fort Worth Star
Telegram answers questions from approximately 50 Eng-
lish and mass communications students during his pre-
sentation on Nov. 7.
The focus of his program was Finding and developing
topics for writing.
Several recent thefts have prompted faculty and
staff members of the department of education to post
'Warning' signs throughout Dan Waggoner Hall advis
ing students not to leave purses and other valuables
Sandy Meyers, assistant to Carlos Martinez, interi
um dean of education, had her purse stolen from her
office desk, while she was in the dean's office.
Although the purse was later located in the men's
restroom down the hall, approximately $350 was miss
"It was after 5 p.m. and we had just come back
from a meeting. Carlos [Martinez] called me in to say
something and the conversation probably lasted 10-15
minutes," said Meyers.
"I was sitting in a chair that faced my office. I
wasn't more than 10 feet away from my desk. They
must have been able to hear our voices." she said.
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