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fen's tennis gets national ranking
Alumna opens Fort Worth restaurant
Circle Theatre presents professor's play
December 6, 1995
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
Dallas native assumes
control of Wesleyan
liv Stephen English/News Editor
I In- Rambler
A few unpacked boxes sit on
the Hour of new associate provost
loi finance and administration
Kan n Bethel's office. The walls are
mbsily bare and the bookshelves
stand empty. But Bethel's travels
have brought.her back-to Texas, and
she said site's happy about that.
Bethel relieved director of
financial services Art Husband on <
Nov. 15 of what provost Tom
Armstrong termed "double duty."
Bethel now oversees such non-aca-
demic activities as accounting, bud-
geting, investment management and
financial analysis as well as over-
seeing some purchasing and activi-
lies of the mail room.
Bethel comes to Wesleyan after
serving as president of a vocational
school in Washington IXC. Before
that, she had experience as a busi-
ness officer for Meadows School of
the Arts, a division of Southern
Bethel earned her master's of
business administration degree from
SMU. When asked when, she
laughed. "I'm not telling you! A
long time ago," she said-
Bethel lived in Dallas for 20
years before her time in Washington
D.C., but she said she loves to trav-
"When my daughters were on
spring break, we would try to camp
in a different region of Texas every
year," she said. "But they graduated
before we could get to them all."
Bethel said that in her traveling
experiences, her favorite place was
Lucca, a town in-northern Italy just
"It's nice to be back in Texas,
but I'd rather be in Fort Worth than
Dallas," Bethel said. Bethel said
she is excited about working at
Wesleyan because of the good lead-
ership, people and because of the
Bethel said she plans to intro-
duce a new structure for her depart-
ment this week. She said the
finance and administration depart-
ment will operate under a mission
statement that emphasizes coopera-
tion with the diverse Wesleyan.com-
leadership and pro-
. "Our goal is to
provide better ser-
she said. She said
she has several spe-
cific goals for her
credit with investors
and the Board of
process that pro-
duced this year's
support functions so
that the "real busi-
ness" of the university, education,
can happen in an
Most important for her depart-
ment, Bethel said, is that it evolves
as the university evolves.
"We're going to remain flexible
Karen Bethel, Wesleyan's new associate provost
for finance and administration, joined the admin-
istrative staff Nov. 15.
Photo by Khampha. Bouaphanh
enough to meet the changing needs
of the campus," she said.
Husband said he was excited to
have Bethel heading the finance
"It's an opportunity for a new
'eye to look at what we're doing and
a new ear to listen," he said.
Area businesses gather food for hungry, homeless
By Kutlty Walker
As you hurry toward one of the most celebrated days of the
year; as you anticipate spending time with family and friends and
enjoying hot meals, warm drinks...remember those who will have
a cheerless Christmas unless someone cares enough to give.
For most people Christmas is a time of
sharing, loving, giving, gathering fond
memories. However, there are
many metroplex families
who will have bleak
because they lack
simple life basics
such as food.
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stop to reflect
on tht^r reft * ■
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(, / Orta ter Tarrant County, located mi 2600 Cutlet* St.,
ttly„re<viv «*c canned items for its Nth annual holiday
I food drive which began Nov. 10, and will continue
1 end of the vear
- According to
resources, the Food Bank has received about half of its goal of
one million pounds of goods. Though they collect food through-'
out the year from companies such as Nestles, Keebler and
General Mills, LeMond said individual giving is important during
the holidays as they seldom receive items such as canned meats
or vegetables. •
A few local businesses donate vehicles to pick up large
food donations from schools but many organi-
zations bring their canned goods to
the Food Bank, she said.
It really is a communi-
ty effort," said LeMond.
Recently a local
Girl Scout troop
brought in 312
One can is
ly one pound
employees and use
the money to buy food
in bulk quantities,
AU food donated is distrib-
uted among 217 local churches regis-
tered with the Food Bank, she said>
This is the 14th year of the can drive, said LeMond, "and
seems to get bigger. We desperately hope the need for
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Survey deems time
card system success
By Fransisca M. Ouintar
Time cards are torn. Schedules have been made. Classes have been
filled. Early registration for spring 1996 is over and so is the old registra-
Out of 60 students surveyed last week, 56 said that the new registration
process is better than the old one and 53 said that the old registration
process needed a change.
The implementation of the time card registration was carried out by
registrar Pati Alexander along with senior business students Joe Fraer,
Landon Lance, Rhea Larsen and Paul Lussier. They approached Alexander
with a solution which would alleviate reoccurring problems and serve as a
minor project in their Business Problems and Trends course.
"They worked very hard," said Alexander. "They did all the advertis-
ing and they redesigned the schedule cards. They helped bring time card
registration to reality this semester. Without their help I don't think I could
have implemented time card registration this semester."
Overall, the new registration process went smoothly, said Alexander.
"It went a lot better than I expected it to go for the first time. We had
a lot of positive comments from faculty and students," she said.
Shaun Freeh, junior business psychology major, said the time card reg-
istration was a great idea.
"I think that it was more fair. No one was getting upset over who was
first," said Freeh.
Registering with a time card was not new to Freeh, having attended
Tarrant County,Community College (TCJC) where time card registration is
used. Freeh said that registering at Wesleyan was better because TCJC
didn't have early registration.
"I'm sorry I didn't get to see it," said Shirin Tinati, a graduating theater
major. "I think it's a much easier process."
Although students seem to be pleased, 26 out of 60 students think the
registration process needs to be changed further and Alexander is reevalu-
ating the process.
"1 want to make some changes, like having four faculty advisers on the
day of freshman registration and working more with freshmen in the gener-
al studies classes," said Alexander. "I'm also thinking about registering 30
more students on the first day because there was some time left over that we
could have used."
Alexander said that time card registration is here to stay.
Students are divided
about spring schedule
By Allison E. Wood
An informal survey of 35 stu-
dents was conducted last week to
determine students' feelings about
the classes offered in Spring 1996.
The results were close: 18 students
said they were pleased with the
selection of classes while 14 stu-
dents said they were unhappy.
Three students said they had both
positive and negative feelings about
Limited enrollment in classes
was a problem that concerned many
students, according to the survey.
One student, a junior elemen-
tary education major, expressed dis-
satisfaction with the classes. "Too,
many classes ciosed early. I will be
a senior after this semester and by
this time, I should be able to get into
the courses I need for graduation but
I can't because of limited classes."
Sarah Hogue, Christian educa-
tion major, said, "1 have an 8 a.m.
that is only offered at that time and
only one semester until 1 graduate.
Then all the 11 a.m. humanities are
closed, so there is no time for me to
take it because I'm not a 'night stu-
dent.' They need to make the class-
es larger or have more offered."
Some students, on the other
hand, said they have not had a prob-
lem getting into a class.
Michael Moore, junior psychol-
ogy major, said, "I have never had a
problem with arranging my sched-
John Marrs, senior English
major, said he had no problem with
the courses being offered. "I work
at night. All the classes I need are
offered during the day or on the
A reoccurring complaint among
some students was about the educa-
A student wishing to remain
anonymous said, "Many education
classes are offered only in the late
afternoon to evening; for example,
Children's Literature. This is good
for night students but I have to take
earlier classes to accommodate my
Another elementary education
major said she was dissatisfied with
the education classes offered late in
the afternoon. "I work in the after-
noon," she commented.
Holly Calzada, junior elemen-
tary education major, said that the
education classes offered in the
afternoon or oh weekends are to
benefit non-traditional students who
are already teaching.
Another complaint from stu-
dents was the fact that the times of
classes coincide with each other.
Rodney Butler, exercize and
sports studies major, commented
that "there are not enough classes on
Tuesdays or Thursdays."
Brandi Martinez, junior English
major said, "There are two after-
noon or night classes for every
morning class. Most of the a.m.
classes are at 8 a.m. I think the
adminstration is forgetting about the
full-time day student and concen-
trating on the night student."
Hogue said that she has had to
sacrifice classes in order to keep her
Jason Peterson, a junior English
education major, said that the class-
es were beneficial to his time sched-
ule. "They are early so I can get
them over with."
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