The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Page: 1 of 8
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,/V I V E R S I T Y
The students' voice since 1917
October 5, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 94, No. 5
Moot Court Tryouts
Moot Court tryouts
will be held from noon to
1 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Room
105-A of the Armstrong-
Mabee Business Building
and from 5 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. on Oct. 19 in Poly
UMC. Tryouts are open to
all interested students,
regardless of major.
Successful candidates will
represent Wesleyan in the
Moot Court Association
competition at the Texas
Tech School of Law in
Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 28
and 29. For more informa-
tion, contact Michelle
Payne at (817) 531-6507
Open-Mic Poetry Night
Take your place at the
microphone to share your
original work or your
favorite published text.
Open-Mic Poetry Night
will be held at 7 p.m. on
Oct. 13 in the Bragan
Fellowship Hall (located
in Poly UMC). The event,
open to the public, is spon-
sored by Aries, a national
literary magazine pub-
lished by the department
of languages and litera-
ture. They welcome poet-
ry, flash fiction, photo-
graphs, drawings, paint-
ings, rap, vocals, instru-
ments, etc. For additional
information, contact Dr.
Stacia Neeley at
Washmon Art Exhibit
The Fort Worth
Community Arts Center
presents the artistic talents
of Gary Washmon. profes-
sor of art at Texas
Woman's University, Oct.
5-29. There will be an
opening reception from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct.
14. All exhibitions are free
and open to the public.
Hurricane Relief Efforts
The need for volun-
teers to assist with
Hurricane Katrina relief
efforts still continues
locally. Shelter needs
include child care, food
service, computer assis-
tance, sorting of donated
goods, welcoming guests
and assisting in moving
guests from shelters to
Volunteers are sched-
uled for four- or six-hour
shifts and are needed 24
hours a day. Those want-
ing to help should not go
directly to the shelter sites
but should call the local
Hurricane Katrina Phone
Bank at (817) 392-7400.
Phone lines are open 8
a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
Hesta Stuart building dedicated
Photo by Renee Greer
From left, Pat Evans with Sproles Woodard LLP, Boh Lansford with the Hesta Stuart Christian Charitable Trust, John Ryan
with the Ryan Foundation, Vickie Stevens with National Farm and Ranch Healthcare, John Robinson with the Amon G. Carter
Foundation, Jack and JoYVilla Morton and university President Hal Jeffcoat celebrate the dedication of the Hesta Stuart
Christian Education Building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 28.
Benefactors of the uni-
versity, administration, staff
and faculty gathered for the
dedication of the Hesta Stuart
Christian Education Building
- the renovated second and
third floors of Polytechnic
United Methodist Church.
The university honored
the donors during a luncheon
preceding a ribbon-cutting
"We are very serious
about how your money is
spent, and we want to get the
maximum bang for the buck,"
said John Maddux, chairman
of the board of trustees,
addressing the donors in
attendance. As a result, "the
building has been completed
on time and under budget."
The renovations, budget-
ed at more than SI.2 million,
were completed in spring
2005. The project included
renovating the fellowship hall
on the first floor, renovating
See Dedication, page 2
President s Forum focuses on construction
Whitney Fow ler
President Hal Jeffcoat discussed several hot
topics with about 20 students at the President's
Forum sponsored by Student Government
Association on Sept. 27. Topics included the status
of the Rosedale restoration project, future plans for
a new student union building and the ongoing
process to revise the general education curriculum.
Jeffcoat presented an update on the project to
restore the boarded up storefronts along Rosedale
Street. By virtue of Texas Wesleyan's investment in
property along the Rosedale corridor, the university
qualified for an Economic Development Initiative
grant to help fund the project.
Jeffcoat said that once the buildings arc
restored, possibly within the next 18 months, the
university will be able to rent out the property to
specific businesses. The contract negotiations
should be concluded and signed in about a month,
according to Jeffcoat, and the next steps include
deciding what the buildings will look like and
deciding what types of businesses the university
wants to occupy the property.
"What are the types of facilities we consider
essential?" Jeffcoat asked. "What are the kinds of
things students would like to see?"
Some of Jeffcoat's ideas include moving the
bookstore, which could connect to a coffee or sand-
wich shop, from its current campus location to
Rosedale Street. Other options include restaurants
and some type of regular nightspot for students.
"There is so much we can leverage off this proj-
ect." he said.
According to Jeffcoat, the Rosedale develop-
ment plan will have a far-reaching effect, impacting
the attitude developers have toward the campus as
well as possibly affecting the priorities of the uni-
versity's board of trustees.
Jeffcoat also commented on the university's
plans to begin constructing a new math and science
building, which will be partially funded by a
$969,000 grant from the Department of Energy.
"Construction should start no later than June
2006," he said. "We're within the time frame."
Although the number of students who will be
using the facility is low relative to total enrollment.
Jeffcoat said that many students w ill indirectly ben-
"The percentage of the student population that
will benefit is relatively low," he said, "but it frees
up space in the old building for general education
Jeffcoat said, "The next big capital project [after
the construction of the science building] is a new
student services center."
He said he would like to provide students with
a place for one-stop shopping - a facility that would
include dining, financial aid office, student life
offices and other student sen ices.
The question becomes, "Do we take O.C. Hall
See Forum, page 2
Campus at bottom of list
for receiving flu vaccine
As flu season approaches, those
awaiting a flu vaccine will have to
wait some more to receive a shot on
"It is still unknown as to whether
we will be receiving flu shots," said
Paige Cook, the campus nurse practi-
tioner. "We have been on waiting lists
since June, but manufacturers are not
making any promises as to whether
we will get any. Since Texas
Wesleyan as a whole is not considered
a high-risk population, we will be on
the bottom of the priority list to
The high-risk population includes
older people, young children and peo-
ple with certain health conditions who
are at a greater risk of serious flu com-
plications. Vaccinations arc the pri-
mary prevention method against flu;
however, Texas Wesleyan University
did not get any to distribute last year.
"AntiFlu packets w ill be available
again in the Health Center this year if
we do not receive any vaccine," said
Cook. "They will include necessities
to help prevent the flu and help with
Health officials recommend flu
vaccines for people who live in close
quarters with others, such as in a dor-
"The best way to prevent this ill-
ness is by getting a flu vaccination
each fall," reads the Center for
Disease Control and Protection Web
Vaccinations are recommended
for the months of October and
November, but even in December get-
ting a shot is still beneficial. Flu sea-
son can begin as early as October and
last through the following May.
Because of the shortage of vac-
cine in recent history, the CDC is rec-
ommending this year that those not in
the high-risk population wait until
Oct. 24 to acquire a shot. High-risk
people include those age 65 and older,
with and without chronic health con-
ditions, residents of long-term carc
facilities, people aged 2-64 with
chronic health conditions, children
aged 6-23 months, pregnant women,
health carc personnel who provide
See Flu, page 2
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Photo bv Rcnee Greet
Students get connected
Titiana Sanders-Brooks, junior mass communication major, works on one
of the 27 new computers installed in the second floor computer lab in the
Armstrong-Mabee Business Building. The information and communica-
tion technology department replaced a total of 77 computers on campus,
including 46 in the library's B25 and B26 labs. The Dell Optiplex GX 520
computers with Pentium 4 processors run about six times faster and have
four times the space as the university's older p>odels.
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