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Two student vice presidents of Phi Kappa Phi worked with the University registrar and invited nearly 100 students who had earned grade point averages in the top 7.5 to 10 percent of their classes. Of that number, seven students accepted the honor and were inducted Monday in Campbell University’s Alumni Room. From left, front row are, Dr. Mark L. Hammond, vice president of academic affairs and provost; Dr. Salvatore Mercogliano, history professor; Dennis Quinn, PKP student vice president; Kendrea Lisec, student vice president and inducetee Hanna Joyce. Back row, from left are inductees Joanna D’Ancona, Marisa Linton, Sean Neal, Sierra Smith, Kena Hawkins and PKP president Michael Ray Smith. Also inducted in absentia was Matthew T. Ellis. Another induction ceremony is schedule for April 2014. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Drs. Hammond and Mercogliano spoke to students, families and guests at the ceremony.
Here is the following transcript for the Nov. 21 SGA meeting:
Miles Wobbleton appointed and sworn in to serve on the junior class.
Andrew Ryan Hal appointed as vice president of the senior class.
Executive Council Reports:
President (Peter Newby): Read a letter from Valerie Procopio where she apologizes for her behavior at the Nov. 11 meeting. He also read a letter from David McGirt, to whom the Christmas Tree Lighting was dedicated.
Vice President (Hunter Outlaw): Sets the rule that those who do not follow Robert’s Rules of Order or members will be thrown out (after three times of noncompliance).
Commuting Students (Caleb Johnson): Reports for Student Affairs and apologizes for the delay of the Orange Wednesday initiative.
Congressional Committee Reports:
Advancement (Emily Tadlock): Says she would like to plan more bonfires. They are planning to enhance bulletin board around campus. SGA plans to purchase business cards and table banners.
Finance (Andrew Strobo): He acted as parliamentarian for the meeting. He laid out the rest of the fall budget. There is $7,581.48 left in the general fund. The rest of the money is set to be used for exam breaks and other “general allocations.” He also laid out the expenditures from the year. Orange Wednesday funds to proceed from this semester’s budget. However, no more money will be allocated to Orange Wednesdays next semester.
Swipes for Charity Committee: Aramark representative Larry Aldridge did not like the “swipes” idea (Resolution 030-13), but will allocate donated lunches instead. SGA will pack lunches on Monday in Marshbanks Dining Hall. Aramark felt there were finance and health issues involved with the swipes idea.
Dining Services Committee: Exam break dinner: rib and shrimp. No date confirmed. Aldridge would like to hear from students on what new dining options they desire.
Resolution 026-13: North Campus Lighting Recommendation: SGA will suggest to Physical Plant to put additional lighting near Hedgepath, Strickland, Pat Barker, and Jones residence halls on the north side of campus.: PASSED
Resolution 027-13: Recommendation for Lighting on Pine Cone Road: SGA will suggest to Physical Plant to put additional lighting on Pine Cone Road between Campus Safety and Faculty apartments.: PASSED.
Resolution 032-13: SGA Advancement Act: SGA will allocate $125 to purchase 1000 business cards and one table banner with the SGA logo and name.: PASSED.
Resolution 034-13: Annual Exam Break: SGA will sponsor an exam break to hold a Bojangles Exam Break on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. $2000 will be allocated to this fund. Students will be given tickets for their meal: PASSED.
Resolution 035-13: Reprimands for Office Hours Week Nine: Junior Class President Kristen Burt is reprimanded for missing her office hours.: PASSED
Resolution 038-13: The Campbell University Holding Fitness Center Equipment Upgrade Act: SGA will allocate $3100 to purchase the following equipment for the student Fitness Center:
-Power Cage: $2295
-J-Hook Bar Support: $125
-Rubber Floor Mats: $300
-Olympic Bar: $142
-Tax (estimated): $238
They will also add a bench and weight plates to the Fitness Center which will cost around $2000, which was amended and passed at the meeting: Put on the docket.
Resolution 000-13: Orange Wednesday Allocation: After an entire semester of deliberation, the Student Affairs committee will allocate the following funds for Orange Wednesdays:
-$114 for koozies
-$325 for color changing stadium cups with a $50 setup cost
-$1782 for 360 T-Shirts
-Junior Jonathan Bushhouse questions the maturity of SGA’s members. “There needs to be a sense in Congress that someone can voice an opinion that is different from the majority,” Bushhouse said. He said he felt the proceedings were personal and not professional.
-Claire Scott said she would like to see the Campbell discrimination policy, such as the Student Handbook, include sexual orientation. She is an advocate for LGBT rights on campus and would like the university to take better care in the protection of their needs. Scott would like to see SGA make a recommendation to the administration to change the policy.
-Roughly $1131.38 is now left in the General Fund.
-Senior appointee Andrew Ryan Hall is working to create a “Toilet Paper” newsletter to put in bathroom stalls to inform students about upcoming events.
-Closing remarks from Executive Vice President Hunter Outlaw with discussion of parliamentary procedure and general meeting order.
-Closing remarks from Executive President Peter Newby encourages SGA members to reevaluate their purpose of SGA over Christmas break.
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By Courtney Schultz
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Myth Number 1: Only girls teach.
Actually, no. It is only brave men and women, brave heroes and heroines, that take on such a dedicated war.
Number 2: Teaching is easy.
Sure, teaching is easy. Making sure children learn to use every part of their brain is not. Being there as students’ role model is not. Being more than just a monotone voice speaking at the front of the classroom is not. Being someone students can trust is not. “Teaching” does not cover it all. Teachers are also actors/actresses, nurses, counselors (for students and parents), lunch and recess monitors, social workers, secretaries, copy machine mechanics, and especially, learners. In short, teaching is easy. Being a teacher is not.
Number 3: What teachers teach is boring!
You see, in reality, not thinking is boring. Not participating is boring. Not doing anything is boring. Not being the true you is boring. It is all this which makes teachers’ teaching seem boring. Yet, what teachers do, is teach students how to make everything un-boring by teaching children to think for themselves.
Number 4: My teacher said that what I learned in his/her class,
I would eventually use when I graduated. I have graduated.
I still have not used it.
Teachers help expand different parts of their students’ brains. So, every time a student uses a part of the brain a teacher has helped expand, the student is using that material…just in a different manner.
Number 5: Teachers finish the job at 3pm.
Actually, every teacher should end “the job.” After all, teaching is not a job, it is a lifestyle.
Number 6: Teachers have summers off.
Well, in part, teachers technically do have the summers off – off as in, out of the school building. However, there is still much to be done during those three months, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the other holidays! Yet, it all is worth it considering the great teacher pay.
Number 7: Teacher pay stinks!
In actuality, it smells really good. No, seriously, it does. Teachers’ pay is success and victory; that is, success and victory their students obtain upon leaving their classroom, which not only smells great, but also feels great.
Number 8: Teachers just couldn’t find a better job.
Truthfully, this one is almost all the way true. Teachers really could not have found any better lifestyle than this one.
This is dedicated to all those brave, big kids who finished school, chose to go back to school, and learned about how to live the rest of their lives at school. To all those heroes and heroines that with every A+, “Well done!” sticker, smile, encouraging words, dedication, and especially teaching children how to learn by being the best exemplary learners themselves, have been an essential part in shaping up today’s champions: every doctor, lawyer, policeman/woman, firefighter, writer, scientist, mathematician, teacher, musician, President, and the list goes on. But, most importantly you: the learner. Thank you, teachers, for your undivided, fully-devoted service. We love you.
On Nov. 7, SGA held another congressional meeting including amendments, student forum, and a speaker from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The following are updates and ordinances from the meeting:
-Brandon Hudson nominated Andrew Ryan Hall to serve as Senior Class VP.
Challenged as unconstitutional by Parliamentarian Valerie Procopio based on violations of Article 6 Sect. 4 as well as Article 4 Sect. 2. e. because the senior class was not contacted and the individuals who are in the process of becoming a senior were not properly contacted. Conflicts over new amendments to the SGA Constitution caused the body to go into Congressional Forum. Ultimately, the process was pushed until the Rules Committee may meet and discuss the process.
-Representative from CU Veteran’s Club [Tier-5 Club]: Requested the IOC proceeding be changed because of a “Good’ol boy system.” He believes the tier-system is insufficient to properly represent clubs on campus properly. The representative also asked for greater funding for IOC Oversight Committee. He also pushed for SGA to adhere to a more global prospective for future SGAs.
-Student Jonathan Bushhouse: Questions the ability of Congress to question the constitutionality of a proceeding, but believes questions of constitutionality to only be left to Rules Committee. He agrees with Parliamentarian Valerie Procopio’s suggestion to notify the entire student body of all vacancies.
-Student Hunter Marie Tadlock: She speaks about the improper texting during the Student Forum.
-Student Nate Pencook: Speaks regarding the Congress not allowing the Rules Committee to “do their job.”
-Student Frankie Crawford: President of Criminal Justice Club said he wants to get more activities done with Criminal Justice Club. He would like to have funding for a Washington D.C. trip for the club. He said an anonymous donor will match the money donated by SGA. Also, he questioned his status as a tier-5 club and believes the standing is improper and believes the IOC committee has not properly let them know of their club’s status. He said he calls for a reform of the IOC committee proceedings.
-Student Andrew Ryan Hall: He said he calls for greater respect of appointees.
-Student Miles Wobbleton: He said he believes the class presidents have performed their proper duties in regards to appointing proceedings and taken the proper efforts. He said a personal vendetta has gotten in the way of appointment proceedings.
-Parliamentarian Valerie Procopio said there is no personal vendetta involved in the appointment proceedings. She said she would like to see a Rules Committee meeting.
Call for Removal:
-Question of whether to remove Parliamentarian Valerie Procopio: NOT removed. No majority.
President: Christmas Tree Lighting is moving along smoothly. Tree to be donated by a professor to be placed in the middle of Academic Circle.
Resolution 008-12: Recommendation for a Time Clock- SGA to place a time clock in Kitchen Hall so employees of the university may clock-in at Kitchen Hall.: PASSED.
Resolution 012-13: Executive Consideration Ink Authorization- The SGA office is low on ink and would like to allocate $50 to pay for ink in the office.: PASSED.
Resolution 015-13: MegaSeg Software Purchase Act- The Senior Class would like to allocate $235 to purchase MegaSeg software which will allow multiple clubs and organizations to reach students through a cable television program.: PASSED.
Resolution 020-13: Reprimands for Office Hours Week Six and Seven- VP Hunter Outlaw reprimands Representative Stewart and Representative Littlejohn for their lack of completion of SGA office hours.: PASSED.
Resolution 021-13: DVD Oasis Funding Act- SGA will allocate $1000 to the library for the specific purpose of funding the Oasis Collection.: PASSED.
Resolution 022-13: Reprimand for Office Hours Week Eight: VP Hunter Outlaw reprimands Executive Secretary Forrest, Parliamentarian Procopio, Secretary/Treasurer Owen, and VP Powell for lack of completion of SGA office hours.: PASSED.
Resolution 000-13: 7th Annual Christmas Tree Event: SGA will allocate $5500 for the annual Christmas at Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Cost breakdown: T-Shirts (400 Shirts), food donated from Aramark, hiring a live band, and donated tree.: PASSED.
Resolution 029-13: Senior Class Networking Event Act: During the Feb. 12 basketball game, the SGA will co-sponsor an event with the Alumni Relations Office for networking services. SGA will allocate $300.: PASSED.
Resolution 023-13: Double Sided Banner Act: SGA would like to spend $70 of the Advancement Committee budget to purchase a double-sided banner.: PASSED.
Resolution 024-13: Christmas Dorm Lobby Decoration Act: Freshman Class to host a Christmas decorating contest amongst dorms. Prizes to be given to top three dorms.: PASSED.
Resolution 025-13: Funding for the Inter Organizational Council: SGA would like to allocated $1750 to the Inter Organizational Council (IOC) oversight committee fund. This will help fund clubs on campus.: PASSED.
Resolution 028-13: Senior Class Christmas Ornament Act: The Senior Class will spend $400 to purchase of Christmas ornaments from 4 Imprint for the class to decorate the tree. The ornaments can also be used as a keepsakes.: PASSED.
Resolution 030-13: Recommendation to Form an Ad-Hoc Committee for Swipes for Charity: SGA would like to form an ad hoc committee to orchestrate the logistics behind a community-centered event for the Thanksgiving holiday that allows students to donate unused meal plan swipes to the hungry in Harnett County. Each meal swipe would equate to one prepared box of food that would be donated to a local shelter.: PASSED.
Resolution 033-13: CU SGA Meet Your Representative Act: SGA will plan a Meet Your Representative event in Saylor Park at 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 14. There will be Subway served. The funds to orchestrate the event come from the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes.: PASSED.
Resolution 032-13: Sixth Annual Lecture Funding Act: SGA will allocate $1500 to sponsor Matt Devost, the founder and CEO of the Terrorist Research Center and an expert in cyber security. The event will take place on March 26, 2014.: PASSED.
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For their initiation on Nov. 8., preparation began for Campbell University’s new sorority, Sigma Alpha Omega: the group of girls went on their first trip last weekend.
“Our retreat was the first time all 20 of our girls have spent more than a couple hours together,” President of Sigma Alpha Omega Kendall Tart said.
They went to Topsail Island for a Candidate Retreat and stayed at a house on the beach.
According to Sigma Alpha Omega’s Vice President, McKeller Norman, the retreat was a requirement for the group.
“We [the sorority] have to go on a retreat in order to charter. We will do this every time we rush, or have new candidates come in,” Norman said.
Until the sorority is actually chartered, the retreats will be mandatory for all girls wanting to participate.
On the retreat, the girls held daily devotions, a Bible study and shared personal testimonies to each other.
“This past weekend I was humbled to have spent time bonding and growing with my fellow Sigma Alpha Omega candidates,” Morgan Barnes, a junior, said. “The bountiful Christianity love expressed by each girl was truly a testament of God’s purpose to found a chapter at Campbell University. I hope through His guidance, our Sigma Alpha Omega chapter will continue to grow in both friendship and in Christian faith so that we may reflect God’s love.”
According to the president and vice president, the spiritual activities not only helped the girls grow closer to God, but also allowed the girls to connect more on a personal level.
The president and vice president also planned a scavenger hunt around Topsail Island. They had to accomplish several tasks: spreading Christmas cheer by singing Christmas carols in local public places, arts and crafts, and decorated Christmas ornaments. Their decorated ornaments will go to the nursing home residents of a local Sanford nursing home
Tart said she believed the candidate retreat was a success.
“Typically, when you plan such events, you have to be prepared for things to go wrong. However, things went better than expected,” said Tart. “I believe that can be attributed to the girls’ positive attitudes and their excitement for the weekend. Whether we were doing quiet time on the dock or running around Topsail Island doing a scavenger hunt, we were having the time of our lives.”
By Caroline Belmore
With 19 teams representing PGA Golf Management Universities nationwide, the 12th PGA Jones Cup presented by High Definition Golf will be contested Nov. 5-6, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 36-hole National Championship for PGA Golf Management Universities will feature 95 players (five from each school), with both Defending Champion Campbell University and rival Mississippi State University vying for a record fourth title. The competition serves as a potential stepping stone for these future PGA members to play in PGA of America Championships, such as the PGA Professional National Championship.
Across the country, there are nearly 2,520 aspiring PGA Professionals enrolled in the PGA Golf Management University Program. At New Mexico State University, Redge Camacho, a student from Guam, will compete in his first PGA Jones Cup presented by High Definition Golf. He follows in the footsteps of fellow countryman Ryan Christensen, who competed last year for New Mexico State. Both students attended the school’s Summer Experience Program and were fascinated by the opportunity to study to become PGA Professionals. Among the local golfers in the field are Florida State University’s Andrew Story and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Austin Davenport, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.
“These future PGA members represent some of the finest playing PGA Golf Management University students, as they compete at PGA Golf Club for the honor of becoming PGA Jones Cup Champions,” said PGA President Ted Bishop. “We join our partner High Definition Golf in welcoming each school, as they strive for the glory of victory, while demonstrating the ideals of teamwork and sportsmanship.”
All participating universities in the PGA Jones Cup presented by High Definition Golf are schools accredited by The PGA of America to offer the four-and-one half to five-year PGA Golf Management University Program for aspiring PGA Professionals. The college curriculum provides extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development, and provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to succeed in the golf industry as a PGA Professional.
Campbell University returns to the Tom Fazio-designed Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in pursuit of a second-consecutive title. Last year, the school featured a senior-laden team that dominated the field by 17 strokes over runner-up New Mexico State, while finishing 7-under par as a team. This year’s squad features three seniors, none of whom have played previously in the PGA Jones Cup presented by High Definition Golf.
“It’s just wonderful to come back and celebrate it,” said Campbell University Golf Management University Director Ken Jones. “It’s big for our students to brag about it and to use it in recruiting. It shows for future PGA Golf Professionals you are teaching and learning at a high level. It could be between Mississippi State and us for the first one to get to four Championships, and we’re really excited about that opportunity.”
The PGA Jones Cup presented by High Definition Golf is named for the first PGA Golf Management University Program Director at Mississippi State, Dr. S. Roland Jones, who held the position from 1985 until his passing in 1997. The event provides a platform where participants can display professionalism, integrity, character and camaraderie; all characteristics Dr. Jones instilled in PGA Golf Management students. Students in the PGA Golf Management University Program study a combination of golf and business-related subjects; serve a minimum of 16 months in on-course internships within the golf industry; and are eligible for direct election to PGA membership upon graduation and eligible employment.
“The PGA Jones Cup is a special event, especially with it being held in honor of our initial director, Dr. Jones,” said Jeff Adkerson, director, PGA Golf Management University Program, at Mississippi State University, in Starkville. “We were the first school to win the Championship; the first to two; the first to three; and to be the first to four would be really nice. Our students have an expectation to compete and win. Once they make the team, that’s not enough for them. They continue to expect to improve and work harder to compete and win the PGA Jones Cup.”
Note: This is special release from Michael Abramowitz, Senior Editor of The PGA of America.