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“Indian night is an event that shows Indian tradition. Everyone gets dressed up in Indian attire,” Rekulapally said. ”There will be delicious food, marvelous performances and DJ.”
On Thursday, associate professor of English Dr. Elizabeth Rambo’s Chaucer class has planned to take a journey.
Starting from the Fellowship courtyard behind D. Rich and ending outside Butler Chapel, students will march around campus.
Each student will take the role of one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims and retell his or her tale through the journey.
The group takes their inspiration from an event taking place this week in England, where participants are actually hiking from London to Canterbury Cathedral. For more information on their inspiration, please look here: http://www.henryeliot.co.uk/projects/canterbury-tales-2013/
If you would like to embark on voyage through campus, join these English-student crusaders.
Many clubs participated, and in accordance with the theme this year, dressed as superheroes and created booths that reflected the clubs’ respective chosen heroes.
Clubs incorporated a wide variety of heroes into this year’s theme, letting their imagination run wild. Some hero themes present included Power Rangers, Dare Devil, Spiderman, Captain Underpants, and Underdog. Only a daring few actually dressed up as their club’s chosen hero.
Jordan Armstead, a sophomore communication studies major, was there with the African American Studies club. Their hero of choice was Black Dynamite.
“Black Dynamite was a hero, and he went about justice the same way Malcom X would have,” Armstead explained. Their club also had a booth with information about the club, and giveaways for different students who visited the table.
Sophomore Ashlyn Rich, a history pre-law major, was there as well with the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Club. Their booth expressed the theme of Dare Devil, and included brownies and other sweets for sale to help raise money for Relay.
“We wanted Dare Devil because he is the blind lawyer superhero that combats crime,” Rich said. “And it would make sense that since we are the Pre-Law club, we would pick him.”
CAB, the group responsible for organizing the Relay, chose this year’s theme as well. Karie Parks, Assistant Director of the Campus Activity Board, said, “We pick a different theme every year, and the Chair and a group of students get together and brainstorm about things that the students may like . . . Superheroes have been pretty popular lately.”
Many, including Parks, determine Relay to have been a success.
“As of right now the Relay raised about 16,000 dollars, raising a little under 6,000 the night of the Relay,” Parks said.
Whether you dressed up, walked around, or went to go hang out with your friends, the Relay for Life this year was a fun and relaxing way to help support the efforts to raise money in the fight against cancer.
By Collins Lopez
In the “In the Creek” section of the 10th issue of The Campbell Times, there is a correction to the “Director to arrive at CU” update.
The event is the annual Lecture Symposium, which is sponsored by the Cultural Activities Committee, not the English Department.
Please contact Dr. Sherry Truffin for any questions.
The Oct. 30 vote allowed for the implementation of four fraternities and four sororities to begin in the fall semester of 2013.
“There is a lot of excitement all across our campus as we move forward and establish Greek life for our undergraduate students,” Bazemore said.
The vice president said he is looking for student input in the progress.
“It will depend on the need here, as students come forward and want to be a part of it and participate,” Bazemore said.
The fall 2013 fraternities are first installment of any non-academic affiliated Greek organization in CU history.
Many students have high hopes for the new social groups.
Some of those students include freshman psychology major Emily Lebonte and sophomore social work major Caroline Belmore.
“Honestly, I’m super excited for next year. I think being a part of something here at the University will be not only fun and eventful but it will also allow each of us to grow and work with each other, “ said Lebonte.
“I love the idea that Campbell is gaining Greek Life here on campus. Sometimes it is hard to meet people when you only have a select amount of kids in your major. I think bringing Greek Life to Campbell University will have both boys and girls, go out and be a part of something different,” said Belmore.
Many questions from students revolve around housing concerns.
“Campbell has looked at a lot of universities in recent months, we have seen how they have managed and supported Greek life on their campuses. Many schools do not offer housing to their students involved with Greek life — per say like a Greek village,” Bazemore said.
A committee of faculty, staff, and undergraduate students has been implemented to answer any of students’ questions.
Since the beginning of February and into the month of March, the committee has drafted policies concerning all areas of Greek Life.
“We will continue to fine tune these drafts so it will be a very good statement of policies for Greek life here at Campbell University.” Dr. Bazemore said. “In late March, the committee will visit a number of campuses around the country in order to better decide what fraternities and sororities best fit Campbell.”
Dr. Bazemore hopes to have representatives from the selected charters visit Campbell to determine which of the charters most appeals to the undergraduate student body.
“We want to talk to the national offices and talk to people locally about various sororities to see which ones would work best for Campbell,” he said.
The national offices include the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and the Inter Fraternity Council (IFC).
These offices are to assure new Greek charters are a good fit for perspective schools.
Bazemore and the Greek Life Committee are still working out the details for student participation and the selection of advisors.
By Kelly McGovern & Aaron Evans
The Campbell Times editors took on New York City at a College Media Association conference in March. From left are Chair of Communication Studies J. Dean Farmer and editors Courtney Schultz, Emily McIntosh, Sean Neal and Hannah Hoffner on Times Square. More than 300 workshops were held in three days including three involving Campbell University. Campbell University and Biola University are the leaders of the faith track, programming for students and advisers at Christian universities. Among the speakers were Russell Pulliam of the Pulliam Fellowship who urged students to practice interviewing by going to career fairs and Clayton Sizemore of CNN who told students that the more internships that they snag, the better.
On March 9, members of the Campbell Veterans Club, Tristan Scott, Frankie Crawford and Conner Capshaw spent their spring break helping the local community.
Harnett Central High school hosted the Annual JROTC Raider Competition. An anticipated event, high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp Cadets compete against other schools for the title of Raider Champions.
The competition was to promote esprit de corps, teamwork and self-confidence amongst JROTC cadets.
The competition included events related to a physical fitness test: two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups and a one mile run; events consisted of the litter carry, one rope bridge, five kilometer road march, fireman carry relay and tug of war.
Crawford and Scott served as PT Graders as well as rope bridge evaluators and safeties.
Capshaw was all-around site monitor and assistant for the competition.
The fitness test started in the morning with school and teams rotating through different events throughout the day.
One of the more “parent attended” events was the one rope bridge. Team members must rig up a single line bridge between two poles and cross without touching the ground, lose and equipment or make improper rigging or safety errors. The fastest bridge team of the day had a time of one minute and ten seconds.
The day ended with all events completed about 4 p.m.
Campbell’s English Honor Society contributes an update of the society’s activities.
On Feb. 14, the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society went out into the community to share their love of literature in a special Valentine’s Day event.
Hosted at the home of Dick and Marta Bowser, members Erin Overton, Emily Sides, Caitlin Brown, and faculty advisor Ms. Shirley Jefferds met with a long-running book club for an afternoon of tea, treats, and love- themed poetry reading.
Among the readings were selections from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, “From the Woolworth Tower” by Sarah Teasdale, an E. E. Cummings’ love poem.
Overton also read two of her original poems, which were published in The Lyricist: 2011-12 edition.
Members of the honor society shared their views on the readings and enjoyed discussing them with the ladies of the book club for the rest of the afternoon.
The honor society said the event was the perfect opportunity to take a break from exams and also to reach out and volunteer beyond Campbell University.
Erin Overton said, “Sigma Tau Delta is wonderful opportunity to be in an organization where I can share my passion of poetry with the community. I was most impressed by the stillness of the afternoon: that somewhere nearby this hectic world of paper due dates I was living in, there was a group of ladies discussing poetry over coffee and cake.”
The event concluded with promises to return and share that love of English next year for Sigma Tau Delta.
The society will continue to meet every other Wednesday to plan events which will promote more involvement with the language for its members, Campbell campus, and for the larger community. Their meetings are generally held in the Oasis.
By Caitlin Brown
Sigma Tau Delta Member