The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 23, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 19, 1997 Page: 2 of 6
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McMurray still suffering
from gas explosion
Campus news at a glance.
Tom McMurray, mail techni-
cian, who lost his hous,e in a natural
gas explosion Oct. 11, while he was
sleeping, said he will not be able to
work for at least two weeks.
McMurray was hoping to be
back to work a week after the inci-
dent occurred. However, his doctor
has diagnosed him as having soft
tissue damage which occurs when
most of a person's muscles and liga-
ments are strained.
McMurray has undergone two
weeks of physical therapy and may
be prescribed more if his condition
does not improve.
Lone Star Gas was supposed to
pay for everything after his house
was destroyed by a cracked gas line
that belonged to Lone Star,
McMurray said Lone Star will
pay for the house and the contents of
the house, but will not pay for the
medical bills day to day that are
adding up for his treatment. "It
looks like I'm going to have to do
the lawyer thing," Said McMurray.
McMurray said his insurance
will even pay more than Lone Star.
McMurray said the problem is that
Lone Star will not pay for his med-
ical bills, as he needs money.
Howard Matson, media
spokesperson for Lone Star Gas,
said McMurray's house was the sec-
ond house explosion this year. The
other explosion was. in Grand
Matson said, "Lone. Star Gas
will pay for the medical bills, but it
depends qn the circumstances"
McMurray said Lone Star Gas
told him it will only pay for the
medical bills up front or after he is
finished with the treatment.
McMurray is paying the deductibles
now for his Harris HMO insurance,
but he said he feels like Lone Star
should be paying for it.
As of last week McMurray was
on short term disability and is only
receiving 60 percent of his usual pay
from the university.
Dr. J. Lee Whittington, assistant
professor of management al Texas
Wesleyan University, told a scholar-
ly audience of -18 professors,
doctors and other faculty members
that the Cartesian curse on organiza-
tions and the perspectivism it causes
can be cured at the Mitchell Lecture
held last Wednesday at Dora
Whittington said perspectivism
is a manifestation of the Cartesian
curse. He defined perspectivism as
looking at different aspects of orga-
nizations through one point of view,
forsaking all other vantage points.
Organizations tend to focus on
one individual aspect such as goal-
setting, task design,
transformational leadership or abili-
ty to enhance performance instead
of putting each together as a whole,
according to Whittington.
Since each aspect is looked
upon by itself, lines have been
drawn by managers who believe
their philosophy is the only way
organizations can enhance perfor-
mance. These lines are firmly
imbedded in the minds of organiza-
tion's top leaders and without
massive encouragement, will not be
"Critical Multiplism" is one
way to cure the Cartesian curse.
' Whittington said it is "the opposite
of perspectivism, understanding that
there is no one way to look at any-
Organizational leaders must be
aware of their, biases and have civil
conversations about other perspec-
tives that could be incorporated with
their own to enhance performance,
Although most people think of
organizations as businesses, the
Cartesian curse and its cure can be
applied to Texas Wesleyan
University. At Wesleyan the attempt
by all the disciplines to incorporate
or at least have an open mind con-
cerning other disciplines is a step in
the right direction, he said.
''For example, the business
department crossing disciplinary
lines and asking the education
department for better ways to con-
vey information to business students
is an attempt to achieve critical mul-
tiplism. Also, the humanities
program shows a wide breach in dis-
ciplinary lines because so many of
the University's individual schools
and techniques are represented,"
Whittington said it is ironic that
schools such as Wesleyan work in
the direction of perspectivism. He
said students are exposed to many
types of disciplines in their first
Pre-Law: As you prepare to register for the LSAT, you will
encounter references to the LSDAS and wonder if it is necessary to
incur the additional $85 fee. Yes, unless the only school to which
you intend to apply is the University of Texas. With their average
GPA and LSAT score for successful applicants being the highest in
Texas, that would probably not be a good strategy. All other schools
in Texas require the LSDAS. The Law School Data Assembly
Service enables an applicant to supply transcripts and background
information only once no matter the number of schools to which
he/she plans to apply They in turn supply*a report to each school
for which you order a report. The fee need not be paid at the time
you register for the LSAT but should beaccomplished long before
your first law school application deadline. Your file will be
maintained for a year; it may be renewed at that time. Booklets to
register for the LSAT are available in the Pre-Professional Office.
Pre-Meds As medical schools examine your undergraduate
transcript from Weslcsan. they w ill pay particular attention to the
grade in achieve in y our undergraduate biochemistry and organic
chemistry classes Studies have shown that a poor performance in
those undergraduate courses (C or tower) was a predictor of similar
poor performance m the medical school course. Indeed, in organic
chemistry , even those students who achieved a B in undergraduate
organic chcmistry were also more likely to perform poorly in their
medical school biochemistry (In medical school 75% score was
considered marginal. "0% unacceptable, and 60% (ailing.) But
don't let this deter you from taking biochemistry; failure to do so
was also a predictor of poor medical school performance in
A nd col
Pre-Professional Sh, R
years of school, but as they get clos-
er to graduation, their classes narrow
^toward their selected fields. "The
narrowing down to one particular
field personifies perspectivism," he
"A student once came to me and
said, 'I am going to college to get a
job' and 1 told the student, 'You
should come to school to prepare
yourself for a lifetime of learning,
not to get a job,' " explained
Registration will be on going
through Friday on the third floor of
the Administration Building.
The Fall '97 issue of Wesleyan
Magazine is now available. Copies
are available in the mail room.
Residence Hail Tutorial
The Residence Hall Tutorial
Program schedule is as follows:
Sunday: HIST 2302 & MATH 1301
Monday: ENGL 1301 & MATH
1301 & 1302
Tuesday: ENGL 1301 & MATH
Wednesday: PSYC 1301 & MATH
1301 &. 1302
If a student needs tutoring, he or she
may stop by the tutoring center, sec-
ond floor Stella Hall, anytime
between 8 and 11 p.m.
Poetry Night -
An Open Mike poetry night
will be held in the quad at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 20. Writers are
invited to bring works and share
with the group. Those who would-
like to just listen to short stories and
poetry are also encouraged to
Thanksgiving at Dora's
On Thanksgiving Day,
Thursday, Nov. 27, Dora's will
serve a traditional Thanksgiving
turkey dinner during the lunch
hours, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Great American Smokeout
The National Great American
Smokeout, Nov. 20, encourages all
smokers to quit for one day. For
more information, contact nurse
Heidi Hunter at 531-4948.
Art Student Competition
The Fall Student Art
Competition will be on exhibit in
the C.E. Hyde Gallery fo the Law
Sone Fine Arts Center Nov. 25
through Dec. 17, An awards pre-
sentation and reception will be
12:30*1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Freire Memorial Series
The fourth lecture in the Freire
Memorial Series will be Dec. 5, in
Dan Waggoner Hall, room 310, at
1:30 p.m. Deborah Diffily will be
speaking about critical pedagogy
and the work of Ira Shor. Faculty,
students and staff are welcome.
A pep rally will be held on Nov.
20, during free period. Campus
organizations are invited to make a
spirit banner to be judged during the
rally. The winner will be displayed
at the Rains' games on Nov. 25.
Cedric C. Adams would like to hear
any ideas pertaining to the rally or
school spirit and can be contacted at
Festival of Lessons & Carols
If you would like to be a reader
for the Festival of Lessons &
Carols, Dec. 5 and 7, at 7 p.m. in the
Polytechnic United Methodist
Church, please contact Jeff Miller at
Canned Food Drive
The Tarrant Area Food Bank is
inviting student organizations to
participate in the 1997 holiday
Canned Food Drive, continuing
through Nov. 28. Contact Yale Yee
World AIDS Day Worship
The World AIDS Day . service
has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 1, 1997 at Broadway Baptist
Church Chapel, 301 W. Broadway
St., Fort Worth. For more informa-
tion contact Angela Ferguson at
817-870-4800 extension 27.
New Courses to be Offered
in the Spring Semester
In the spring semester'98, the
course, Intro to Anthropology
"Human Evolution-mid Ecology"
SOSC 2399-01 will be offered to
fulfill the general education require-
ment for economic, social,
philosophical or psychological
Another new course, Finance
4326, Practicum in Investments,
will also be offered this spring. This
course is open to juniors and
seniors, but limited to 15.
An Educational Employees
Credit Union ATM machine is now
located in the lobby of the Brown-
Lupton Center. The machine will
accept Pulse, Exchange, Cirrus,
MPact, Visa and Mastercard, but
with a 50 cent, charge for non-EECU
members. Applications for the
Educational Employees Credit
Union may be picked up in Human
Resources or in the Office of
The Dallas Woman's Club
Foundation is offering a scholarship
for the '98-99 school year. This will
be awarded to a U.S. citizen on
basis of high school attainment,
good character, and financial need.
Application deadline is Feb. 6,
1998. Applications are available in
the office of Financial Aid.
West End Shopping
The next Polytechnic United
Methodist College and Young
Adults activity will shop at West
End, at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. Contact
April Owen at 457-3670.
The Volunteer Wesleyan
(Chaplain's) office is accepting
unwrapped toys, $5 and less, for a
toy drive. • i
Student project to focus on needs of
Three students in Dr. Frank
Norwood's Problems and Trends in
business class are filming a group
video on handicap accessability on
Senior business majors Rick
Carone, Jimmy Regan and Tara
Woolbright videotaped the campus
including all of the buildings and
their entrances. Some of the things
that were also noticed were steep
inclines at entrances and doors that
do not open the right way.
"We noticed [that] a lot of
handicapped people were having a
hard time getting in and out of
buildings," said Carone. "We saw
places on campus where there were
signs for handicap accessibility, but
no actual entrances.
"Many of the entrances to
these buildings are not conducive to
the paraplegic or quadriplegic stu-
dent," said Carone.
The video will also
include interviews • with two
physically challenged stu-
dents on campus.
Business Problems and
Trends, according to the uni-
versity's catalog, is a senior
level business class that
"attempts to correlate and
coordinate the study of sever-
al business functions in
relationship to current prob-
lems and trends."
"We take ethical and
unethical situations and dis-
cuss them and try to relate
them to everyday life," said
Carone. "We really challenge
each other [in the class]
Norwood also challenges us a great
Regan said that they hope to
open the eyes of the administration
on the issue of handicap accessibil-
ity on this campus. "[The
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Photo by Jon McKcnzie
Jimmy Regan, Tara Woolbright and Rick Carone work on their handicap
accessability awareness project for Texas Wesleyan.
physically challenged| don't want
any extra help. They just want to
feel like everybody else."
Woolbright said that she hopes
the video project will not only help
the handicapped students who are.
currently here, but future students
Carone pointed out that there
are a few buildings on campus that
are handicap accessible, "We do
realize the University is trying to
get the job done. It just doesn't
seem like it is getting done at a pace
that it needs to [be]," said Carone.
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