The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 21, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 5, 1997 Page: 1 of 6
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The students' voice since 1917
Fort Worth, Texas
Vol. 80, No. 21
An etch in time saves crime r
Fort Worth Police officer P.D. Laughery talks to student Chirs Garrett about having
his car etched. The Fort Worth Police Department offered the etching service for free,
in the Wesley an parking lot to assist in identifying a car if it is stolen.'
A an assessment of current and pro-
jected facility needs has been made for
the Fine Arts department to ensure that
the university's goals are met for die
Projected facility needs for the
School of Fine Arts include renovations
of existing facilities and new construc-
Dr. Robert R. Pevitts, dean of the
School of Fine Arts said, "You need facil-
ities — as a laboratory for instruction.
The educational needs include facilities
that support the programs."
The university goals for the arts are
to enhance, support, and encourage a
community of students, artists, and schol-
ars interacting and creating together in
facilities which foster the study and pro-
duction of the arts. To train educators and
professionals in the- arts and instill a life
long appreciation of the arts in all of its
students and in the community it serves.
According to Pevitts a "wish list" of
facility needs was created after consulting
the faculty and administration.
The Ann Waggoner Fine Arts
Building is slated for renovations to
improve the Auditorium-Music Concert
Hall and an office wing devoted to teach-
ing studios and offices for full and part
The Boyd house, located the corner
located at the
slated for ren-
for use as an
art gallery. Art North
Photo by Jon McKenzie
The tine arts auditorium, which has been condemned for a
year, is scheduled for repair.
and Senior Art
Studios are slated for demolition.
Pevitts said, "The Law Sone Fine
Aits Center is slated to become a large
lecture hall/classroom equipped with
state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment
capable of teleconferencing, etc."
The Fire Station Theatre located at
the corner of Rosedale and Vaughn will
remain a small theater for the production
Of student directed works.
Slated for new construction is an
Arts Building. "People forget that the
buildings are the lab for the arts,"
The Arts building would occupy the
property bounded by Rosedale, Binkley
and Avenue E west of the Scene Shop
(Gallery) and the Boyd House
(Polytechnic Height Museum).
This would create an Arts corridor
from the present Fine Arts Building to
Binkley, placing a new facility as one
enters the campus from Rosedale (on
Binkley) leading to Avenue D and the
Baker-Martin Welcome Center.
Stella by Starlight
Resident director of Elizabeth Hall Sally Cook noticed
last semester that students would start studying at the last
minute and be panicked late at night because they needed help.
Cook did some more thinking about this in the summer
and in August came up with an idea on how to help these stu-
She created the campus tutoring program. Study at Stella,
that will be held on the second floor study lounge in Stella
Sunday through Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tutoring will be available in intermediate and college
algebra, U.S. and world perspective, general psychology and
English composition and rhetoric.
Cook said math will be tutored 12 hours a week, every
night. English will be six hours a week and the other classes
will be held three hours a week.
"1 did some research and found that out of last year's
freshman class. 47 percent got deficiency notices and this year
we were up to 55 percent in the freshman class. I would like
to see students have help so that number can lower," Cook
"t would like to see students helping each other A lot of
times you can hear it from a professor over and over, but you
just don't get it, but when you hear it from a student for some
reason, it will just click The student tutors learn it even bet-
ter because they are having to teach someone else and the
other student, learns it better also'."''Cook said
Cook said she would like to see the residence hall take on
more of an academic learning environment rather than focus-
ing only on the social development of students. She said she
believes this program will help focus on their academic
Cook said "(the program I is not just for residence hall
Students It is lor all students at Texas Wesleyan. so I encour-
age off-campus students to come as well.
"I would like to see this program grow and not just offer
help m these classes It it does well, we'll extend it and make
it bigger next semester"
For more information or if you are interested in tutoring,
call Sally Cook at Elizabeth Hall at 531-4459 or call housing
Tutoring pays $6 an hour and the students must have
passed and excelled in the class the> want to tutor Those who
are interested in receiving assistance can sign up for an indi-
vidual or group study session. lime is in blocks
Chili's, Barnes and Noble voted favorites in survey
In a 10-item poll administered by The
Rambler during the first two weeks of October,
the majority of Wesleyan students voted, Chili's
Bar and Grill as their favorite casual restaurant,
Barnes and Noble Booksellers as the best book-
store; and Starbucks Coffee as the preferred cof-
The poll was administered' by four
practicum students to 121 students in music
appreciation class, management class, Stella
Russell Hall, Student Government Association,
AEGIS and more.
Here are the results:
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant beat out
Italian Inn by 9 votes in the best restaurant to
bring a date category.
The students' favorite casual restaurant is
Chili's followed by Bennigan's with 7 fewer
Students picked their rooms or their homes
as their favorite place to study, with the library
2 votes behind.
Starbucks is the students' favorite coffee
house, receiving the most votes by far.
Barnes and Noble was the bookstore win-
ner by a landslide, capturing 52 more votes
than Borders' Books and Music.
AMC movie theaters were preferred by
the students surveyed, with the AMC Palace
in first place and AMC Grand and Sundance
The favorite night club category was one
of the least answered. However, Billy Bob's
Texas beat the Longhorn Saloon by 1 vote.
Although this category drew the least
number of votes, those who work out prefer
Bally Total Fitness.
Kiss 106.1 was the favorite radio station.
Trailing with 4 fewer votes was 94.5 the
This category drew the most diverse
Seinfeld was the students' favorite
television show, and in second place,
with 7 fewer votes was ER.
One of the reasons for taking the
poll was to help those new to the area
find places to go.
A 25 year-old theater major wrote,
"1 have been married for two years and
don't really go out much."
A 21 year-old
pointed out that most col-
lege students don't have
lime to do these things.
A similar opinion was
expressed by a 35 year-old
law major. This person felt
that the survey was not
geared toward older stu-
dent with spouses or
Another student, a 53
year-old mass communica-
tion major said that the sur-
vey was "relatively age-
A 27 year-old English
major said that this survey was geared toward
the socially active. "Looks like beautiful, skin-
ny and sexy people go places, unlike me," said
a 19 year-old freshman.
An 18-year-old elementary education major
said, "I think it is good they [The Rambler] is
having one fa survey]."
photos by Jon MiKen/ie
Wesleyan students Kelli Quinn. Amy Bretthauer, l.amar Kirk,
and Anthony Vlrcelli visit the AMC Palace downtown.
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Wood, Allison E. The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 21, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 5, 1997, newspaper, November 5, 1997; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth287695/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Wesleyan University.