The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 93, No. 10, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Page: 1 of 8
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The students' voice since 1917
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 93, No. 10
Dean Lindsay, a
renown local author, will
be on campus to discuss
the four steps to priceless
business relationships and
specific tips on effective
networking from his new
book Cracking the
Networking CODE: 4
Steps to Priceless
He will speak at 12:15
p.m. on April 28 in the
Carter Conference Room.
Spellbinders, the Toast-
master's group on campus,
is hosting the event.
Women's Symposium, a
luncheon and discussion,
will take place at 12:15
p.m. on April 21 in the
Bobby Bragan Fellowship
Hall. The theme for this
year is "Women: Wanting
The keynote address is
from 11 a.m. to noon with
Lawrence in Martin Hall.
The luncheon will
include performances by
theater major Angela
Brown and poet J.G.
Butts as well as a discus-
sion panel made up of
women students at
Wesleyan who are trying
to "have it all."
price for the luncheon is
$15. The student price is
$10. RSVP to Lynette
Morones at (817) 531-
4401 or Imorones
Aries will host a sec-
ond poetry reading in cele-
bration of National Poetry
Month. This open mic
reading will be held at 7
p.m. on April 21 in the
Bobby Bragan Fellowship
Hall in the Polytechnic
United Methodist Church.
Students can get help
filling out their FAFSAs
(student aid form) at 6
p.m. on April 26 in
McFaddcn Room 102.
Priority registration is
based on last names.
*G-Z on April 13
*G-M on April 14
*A-F on April 15
*N-Z on April 16
*G-M on April 17
*A-F on April 18
*N-Z on April 19
*G-M on April 20
*A-F on April 21
*N-Z on April 22
Work in progress
City plans changes at intersection near Wesleyan cotrmlaints
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Photo by Jillian Jones
The Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one of the buildings being restored, courtesy of the
city of Fort Worth.
The city of Fort Worth recently
revealed renovation plans to spruce up a
section of its south end, a path many
may cross on their way to the Texas
A 15-acre area around the Rosedale
Avenue/Interstate 35 intersection and
Evans Avenue is being revitalized. The
city plans to refurbish buildings, estab-
lish public artwork and redesign Evans
Avenue to become more accessible to
Robert Stums, Fort Worth business
development coordinator, said that the
city wants to encourage economic
growth in the Evans and Rosedale area
while maintaining its sense of African-
"In the past, Evans and Rosedale
were a center for African-American cul-
ture," said Sturns. "We'd like for the
area to attract residential developers,
like restaurants, small supermarkets and
entertainment venues like jazz clubs."
According to Martha Peters, director
of public art, two artists have committed
themselves to the project.
"We have Letitia Huckaby and
Floyd E. Newsum Jr. working with us so
far," said Peters. "Huckaby is a photog-
rapher and art teacher at Paschal High
School and Newsum is a public art spe-
cialist. He's done a lot of large-scale
paintings and sculptures. Their propos-
als aren't finalized, though, because
funding for the artwork hasn't been
Peters added that she hopes her
department would be able to use some of
its public art funding for decorating
some of the plan's proposed buildings.
"We already have what some people
might call public art on Rosedale, like
brickwork and the historic timeline in
the public plaza," said Senior Planner
Patrina Newton. "This project calls for
new sidewalks, new bricks and a new
plaza. We'd like to create works to rec-
ognize the individuals who helped to
develop and maintain the south side area
and the city as a whole."
The project's other planned changes
include the construction of a new public
health center and the Shamblee Library,
as well as the renovation of the Tommy
Tucker school - the first Our Mother of
Mercy Catholic school in Fort Worth -
and having it designated as a national
historic building. According to the city
See Intersection,page 2
new SGA officers
Wesleyan, you voted and the results
are in. We'll have them for you after the
break - just kidding, this isn't American
Idol. The Student Government
Association officers have been elected
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Tyler Atkinson, a freshman political
science major, was elected as chief jus-
tice, and Joanne Oport, a sophomore
political science/pre-law major, was
chosen as secretary during the elections
held on April 6 and 7.
Senior Heather Nichols for presi-
dent, sophomore Anna Carrillo for vice
president and junior Servando Esparza
for treasurer all ran unopposed and won
their respective positions.
Current president of SGA, Jessica
Krizek, said that 166 students showed
up at the polls.
"We were real-
ly pleased with the
turnout of stu-
dents," she said. "It
was a great race."
happy with the
turnout as well.
"I would say
all the students at
Photo by Jillian Jones
SGA President Jessica Krizek, left, takes Remecy Peeples' vote
on April 7. This year 166 students turned out to vote.
Texas Wesleyan University who came
out to vote last week," she said. "I was
happy to see all the students go out and
vote especially since this is a clear sign
that the student body is becoming more
Atkinson said he is honored to be
serving Wesleyan next year as chief jus-
tice of SGA.
"I am relieved that the elections are
over, and am ready to step into my
responsibilities," he said.
Oport agreed the campaign was hard
work, but she had help.
"1 could not have done it without my
friends who were out there campaigning
for me," she said. "I have to say that 1
am honored to be the incoming student
government secretary especially since
it's an elected office. It's a privilege to
be able to be given an opportunity to
serve in that capacity. This office
requires a lot of teamwork by the entire
The Rambler wins seven at TIPA
The Rambler was the recipient of
seven awards at the Texas
Intercollegiate Press Association con-
vention held in Dallas April 8-9. The
Rambler competed against similarly
sized weekly newspapers throughout the
state of Texas.
"We've been working hard to make
sure The Rambler doesn't remain status
quo, but continues to improve each
semester," said Whitney Fowler, editor-
in-chief. "It's encouraging to sec posi-
tive results and exciting to look toward
preparing for next year's convention."
At this year's convention awarding
works published in 2004. Fowler earned
second place honors in in-depth report-
ing for a story on the demise of the
intensive English program. She also
earned third place in sports action pho-
tography for a volleyball photo.
Sports gained more attention
through a third place sports news story
by staff writer Marc Nettles, and a
spring 2004 story on Dr. Bruce
McDonald earned an honorable mention
certificate for former staff writer Nancy
The entertainment page was popular
with an honorable mention for fonner
entertainment editor Alex Vorse's single
subject layout on a student art show and
two honorable mentions for critical
reviews by current entertainment editor
Jad B. Saxton published in the fall.
Staff writer Alcjandra Morado's
opinion was also heard, earning third
place in the general column category for
her fall 2004 opinion piece on a mass
communication class without a class-
"Such contests are valuable for stu-
dents to gage their work and be reward-
ed for a job well done," said Kelli
Lamers, faculty adviser for The
Rambler. "And the workshops at the
convention were interesting and inform-
ative for the students and myself. We're
constantly looking for ways to learn and
The four senior staff members who
attended participated in workshops on
page design, recruiting staff, communi-
cating with administration and writing.
"We all came back with ideas from
the various workshops that will help us
prepare for next semester," said Fowler.
The next TIPA convention will be
held in San Antonio in April 2006.
"I look forward to attending with
the staff," said Lamers. "The students
are working so hard and improving so
much, it makes me excited about next
- Staff report
Former President George
H.W. Bush said in 1990, "I
do not like broccoli. And I
haven't liked it since I was a
little kid, and my mother
made me eat it. And I 'm pres-
ident of the United States,
and I'm not going to eat any
If only he could eat on
the Wesleyan campus. Many
Wesleyan students feel the
same about campus food as
Bush does about broccoli.
With the easy access to
resources through which to
channel complaints, students
and faculty alike have com-
mented on much needed
improvements on the quality
This issue continues to
be a problem because the
employees in Dora Roberts
Hall and the student union
building (SUB) have direct
contact with students multi-
ple times a day, and each of
these employees are bound to
mess up sometime.
To illustrate the impor-
tance placed on students'
opinions regarding food, one
can look at how much
emphasis the Student
(SGA) places on food serv-
ice. One of the multiple
responsibilities of the SGA
chief justice is to field stu-
dent complaints and ensure
the quality and service of
food continuously improves
Tiffany Garcia, a junior,
currently holds that position.
She has received several
complaints about the SUB
employees. However, with-
out knowing the name of the
employee at fault, Garcia
cannot address the issues.
"We need to have the
employees wear nametags in
order to identify them on
food complaints," Garcia
Kitchen Manager Allen
Turner said that he has no
control over this issue, but
would check on whether this
could be arranged.
"We recently had a meet-
ing to address customer serv-
ice," Turner said. "Some-
times when no one is watch-
ing, some employees might
make mistakes. Customer
service is the key. I have
worked in this industry for
20 years, and I have got in
trouble for things I suggest-
ed. but it comes down to cus-
Garcia said, "A hall
manager said that she recent-
ly ate at Dora's and the salad
was browning, and the olives
and mushrooms were old.
They could just put a little
portion of salad out at a time
and then refill it to solve this
Joanne Oport, a junior
political science major, said,
"The food has improved
some since last semester.
See Dora Hall, page 2
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