March 11, 2010 Volume CXXVII Issue 6

Georgetown College Academic Team tops tournament

By TORI BACHMAN-JOHNSON
Opinion Editor

The Georgetown Divison I Academic Team is coached by Dr. Burch before their match.

On Saturday, March 6, while most of campus slept, the Georgetown College Academic Team was hard at work. Together the Division I (Varsity) and Division II (Junior Varsity) teams hosted and participated in a Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League (KCQRL) tournament. This tournament was one of about six or seven that the team attends each season.

Fourteen teams attended Saturday’s tournament, including teams from the University of Louisville, GC’s main opponent, as well as teams from Eastern Kentucky University, Ohio Southern, Pikeville, Cumberland, Murray State and Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Members of the team rotate, so not every member attends each tournament, and not every member plays each round. Saturday’s Division I team consisted of senior Tyler Frailie, senior Becca Sicking, sophomore Ryan Thompson, junior Ava Jordan and junior Joel Federspiel.

Frailie, Short and Thompson all played together before attending GC and were members of a state championship team at Russell High School in Russell, Ky.

The Div. I team is coached by English professor Barbara Burch. The Division II team, coached by Biology professor Timothy Griffith, included freshmen Meredith Rigby, Charlie Crowe and Rachael Castillo and sophomores Meredith Mueller, Courtney Mueller and Kyle Huskin. The Division I team finished undefeated in the tournament, as did the rival Div. I from University of Louisville.

The two teams never met directly, as there were seven teams but only six rounds, with most teams playing five matches and taking a bye for one round. With a total score of 468 points, GC topped Louisville, who scored a total of 411 points over the five matches. Murray State Uni-versity followed in third place. Meanwhile, the Div. II team went undefeated until the last round, when they faced a brutal Louisville team, who topped them 92-36. This was Louisville’s closest match of the day.

The GC academic teams will compete again on April 17 at Ohio University Southern and April 24 at Eastern Kentucky University.


Georgetown art professors put on show in Elizabethtown

By CORTNEY THORN
Contributing Writer

“Palimpsest” is a term that refers to a manuscript that has the original text scraped off and replaced with something new. It is also the name of an art exhibition hosted at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the Georgetown College art faculty. Included in the show is the work of Daniel Graham, Darrell Kincer and Boris Zakic. Dr. Juilee Decker, who came up with the name for the show, wrote an essay to accompany the work. The show opened on Feb. 24 with a large turnout of Elizabethtown art students, faculty and members of the community present.

Each of the faculty briefly spoke about their own works allowing time for questions at the end. Graham, who teaches sculpture and printmaking at Georgetown, showed three unique tables he had crafted, the largest of which had motion activated receptionist bells that played whenever someone was around, as if a personal concert of out-of-tune bells. The smaller two tables are symbolic of Graham’s wife and baby daughter and were crafted from walnut, cherry and maple trees that he harvested himself, covered with an acrylic glaze. These two tables nestle and one fits perfectly inside of the other. He also has on display woodcuts with two contrasting images competing for the viewer’s attention.

Kincer, Georgetown’s photography and digital media professor showed two collections of work each consisting of six pieces. The first was a collection of mordançaged photograms made from placing dollar bills into the enlarger. Visitors to the exhibition were amazed at the wonderful pieces made through this unique darkroom and chemical process. Kincer’s other collection of works was a set of advanced filters applied to the same picture of Kincer dressed as a cowboy in his youth.

Zakic, the most senior member of Georgetown’s art faculty, teaches drawing and painting. The work he chose to present was somewhat different than the show readers of The Georgetonian may recall seeing exhibited in the LRC last November. His work in the exhibition “Palimpsest” consisted of two portraits comprised of small vinyl pieces placed on the Gallery walls and finished with pencil. Also on view were two framed pencil drawings, showing the skill of this professor.

Decker, chair of the Art department and professor of art history, had the role of taking all of these works and finding a way to blend them together into a show. Her essay on “Palimpsest” is available for viewers to read. She also spoke at the opening reception. The show is on view until March 31 in the Morrison Gallery of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and I would encourage anyone who is headed through Elizabethtown in the next few weeks to stop by and see the amazing works produced by our art faculty when they are not busy teaching and dedicating their time to students in the art building.


SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: REBECCA SMITH

By VICTORIA ENGELHARDT
News Editor

Rebecca Smith hopes to be an infant occupational therapist.

Not too many seniors can say that their curly blond hair has had a pink stripe in it for over two years, but Rebecca Smith can. In the summer of 2008, she dyed her hair pink for a Hawk Nelson concert and was shocked to find that the Kool-Aid would not come out. She wasn’t too worried about it though because a lot of her clothing is pink and that is also the color of her sorority, Phi Mu.

“I am happy I joined Phi Mu because it allowed me to develop very close relationships with women that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. They have been a constant support system the past four years and have always accepted me for who I am. I have learned social skills, networking skills, and leadership while being a part of this organization, which is why it is so special to me. I will always have Phi Mu to tie me back to this campus after I graduate, which is something I value very much.”

This senior from Winchester, Ky. says she is most passionate about music, as is evidenced by her participation in the newly formed Tiger Tunistas and also in the Chorale, where she used to be the President. When not singing, you can find Smith playing the piano or possibly even dancing ballet. She has been playing the piano for 14 years, dancing for 16 and also plays a candy apple red Flying V bass guitar. Her love of music has led her to be a tutor for Music Theory and also a student accompanist for a time while completing her Music minor.

Smith is a Health Science major and when she grows up she hopes to be an infant occupational therapist. To achieve that goal, she plans to attend graduate school next fall for either Occupational Therapy or Communication Disorders at either Eastern Kentucky University or the University of Kentucky, respectively. Her best friend, Blair Owens, said of Smith, “She is fun to be around and very talented.” Talented she is—not only in her ability to play the piano and dance, but Smith also excels academically, currently holding a 4.0 GPA. She was the Scholarship winner and the 2nd Runner Up in the 2009 Belle of the Blue scholarship pageant and is also the recipient of the Kenneth Wells Scholarship Award.

Looking back, Smith thinks fondly of the times when she got to travel with various groups of friends. Freshman year she traveled with the Chorale to western Ky., where they performed at different schools and churches in the area. Junior year she went to Hilton Head with the Christian Leadership Scholars, and then to Florida with two of her closest friends over Spring Break. Her most memorable trip was this past year when she spent Fall Break at a beach house in Myrtle Beach with the other 23 seniors in her sorority. Although she has had many memorable moments during classes and hanging out on campus, the experiences she will remember most vividly are the times spent traveling with the friends she has met at Georgetown.

Her advice to underclassmen is this, “Don’t ever wish time away because here at Georgetown it goes by too fast. Travel with your friends as much as possible. Be generous with your time, but always take time for yourself, and never be ashamed to act like an idiot to have fun.”


Half-price book sale supports International Book Project

The International Book Project will hold its Annual Spring Half-Price sale Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its warehouse at 1440 Delaware Avenue in Lexington, Ky. In addition, the International Book Project is also holding a $2 Per Bag Clearance Sale to make space in its warehouse. Together over 10,000 books will be on sale for under $2! Book buyers can choose from a wide variety of genres including popular fiction, literature, religion, history, cooking, gardening, poetry and many more. Hundreds of children’s books and home school resources will also be on sale. All books in the bookstore will be half-price. Boxed books outside and in the side warehouse will be sold for $2 per plastic grocery bag. Plastic grocery bags will be provided. The sale will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from the book sale support IBP’s book sending mission.

The International Book Project is a 501(c)(3) notfor- profit organization which provides quality books to people living in developing countries to promote education and foster global friendships. Founded in 1966 by Lexington native Harriet Van Meter, IBP sends 150,000 books to schools, libraries, churches and nonprofit organizations in over 40 developing countries each year. To learn more about the International Book Project, visit http://www.internationalbookproject.org. If you would like more information on this topic or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Lewis at 859-254-6771 or director@intlbookproject.org.

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