The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 14, 2002 Page: 1 of 8
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What do you most want for Valentine's Day?
See Campus Comments. Page 5
February 14, 2002
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 87. No. 3
The last day to petition for
May graduation is Friday. Feb.
15. Seniors who wish to take
part in the May ceremony
should fill out a yellow applica-
tion card as soon as possible.
Anyone who misses the
application deadline must con-
tact the registration office no
later than March 1 for consider-
Black History Month
The African American
Student Union is sponsoring a
month-long series of events to
celebrate Black History Month.
Thursday, Feb. 14, Bob Ray
Sanders, columnist for the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram, will speak
in the Quad during free period.
Channel 5 will be on-site.
On Friday, Feb. 15, there
will be a talent show in the Quad
from 7-10 p.m. done "Apollo
Style" with a cash prizes.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Cedric
Adams will deliver the service
during Chapel in the board room
from 10:50- 11:30 a.m.
For information on these or
other events, contact Apryl at
Give till it liurts...a little
The American Red Cross
will be on campus, sponsoring a
blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 26
from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
If you are interested in
donating blood, you can register
in the Sid Richardson building
on Monday, Feb. 25 from 11
a.m- noon or go by the Health
Race for the Cure
Sign up to be on the
Wesleyan team to raise funds to
battle breast cancer.
Applications are available on
the door of DW 304. add are due
by March 1.
Undergraduate enrollment lower than anticipated
Nurse anestesia, law school is at three-year high
Total full-time undergraduate
enrollment at Wesleyan is IS.5 per-
cent lower this spring than it was dur-
ing the spring 2001 semester.
Full-time enrollment for the vari-
ous graduate programs and law school
increased 17.2 percent compared to
Although enrollment figures
were slightly lower than anticipated,
president Harold G. Jeffcoat said. "1
think we have a good understanding
of the factors contributing to the
The comparative enrollment
summary, which is released on the
12th day of classes, showed an total
increase of new undergraduate stu-
dents at 207. This includes new fresh-
men, transfer students, readmitted
(undergraduates only), as well as stu-
dents in the Wesleyan Collegiate pro-
gram and intensive English students.
When compared to similar fig-
ures for spring 2001. new undergrad-
uate enrollment totaled 195 students,
while spring 2000 had 185 new stu-
Jeffcoat said, "Second semester is
normally lower than first due to
December graduation, especially
among graduate students. And [we
face] a persistent challenge in attrition
of students from freshman to sopho-
He said, "The remedy for under-
graduate enrollment involves a reform
of the general education curriculum
impacting upon incoming freshmen
and transfer students; a refinement in
the awarding of funded and unfunded
scholarship support; improved advis-
ing and mentoring programs; and
reshaping the delivery of classes
See Enrollment, page 2
new spending guidelines
In an effort to balance the
budget and to determine the
best use of discretionary funds,
budget managers for
Wesleyan's academic depart-
ments have been
asked to modify
lower than we have
budgeted for the
year, we need to
make sure that
spending is lower
than budget by an
equal amount," said
William Bleibdrey, vice presi-
dent of finance and budgets.
"While a 'freeze' may sug-
gest to some that there is
absolutely no spending on any-
thing, we have left this to the
discretion of all budget man-
agers. This will ensure that we
continue to fund mission criti-
cal items, but anything that can
be delayed or not done will be
considered." said Bleibdrey.
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"This is not an actual
[spending] freeze," said Rod
Erakovich, visiting assistant
professor of management. "It
requires added approval for
discretionary spending. 1 think
there are 2 issues involved:
First, the priority is to balance
the budget and keep it
Second, is to
find out where discre-
tionary spending is
being made, what are
the current [spend-
ing | approvals need-
ed and do these
processes need to be
said, "To change a
business process, you must
know the current procedures
being used. This is the way to
determine the actual proce-
dures, analyze them for busi-
ness purposes and make
changes as needed."
According to Erakovich,
"The immediate affect (of the
new policy] might be that I
See Spending, page 2
All for the Rams...
Stand up and holler!
Erich Hoff, Andrew Cornell and Justin
Flowers display their Wesleyan spirit diving the
Homefoitpiitgi Game Saturday, Feb. 9. The
Rani's defeated National Christian University
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