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  • SpringHillianJanuary 28, 2010Volume 90, Number 1Mobiles 1st Collegiate Newspaper Ad Majorem Dei GloriamtHe

    DAN CRISCIONECo-Sports Editor

    ALYSE GRANIERContributing Writer

    AlphaSigmaNu(ASN),theInternationalJe-suitHonorSocietysSpringHillChapter,seekstoiden-tifyitselfwiththestudentsaswellasthemissionandidentityofthecollege. InductionintoASNisthehighesthonorSpringHillCollegeconfersuponanundergraduatestudent.OnDec.2,2009,ASNhelditsinductionandwelcomed23newmembersandaspecialfacultyhonoree,Dr.MargaretDavis,tothehonorsociety.Therearecurrently34ASNmembersand four officers dedicated toserviceprojectsandprogramsthroughoutthecampusandcommunity. The officers for the 2009-10academicyearin-

    Spring Hills administration considers changing housing

    Theadministrationwantstorearrangehousingnextyear.Whilenothingissetinstoneasofyet,theplans will be made official soon,unlessstudentsbringforthsuggestions. Astheplansstandnow,upperclassmenwillbeabletochoosefromtheFairwayapartments,Mobile,NewHall,Walsh(doubles),OLeary,andToolen(singles). Nextyearsfresh-menwillliveinViraghandSkipsPlaceinwhatarebeingcalledLearningCommunities,withthefreshmen overflow (if there are any) in one floor of

    NewHall. ForthosethatdontknowwhatismeantbyLearningCommunities,theyaresimplygroupsofstudentswholivetogether.Theadministrationplanstopickthecommunitiesbystudentinterests.HealthyLiving,forexample,couldbeacommunity.AgroupoffreshmeninterestedintheFineArtscouldbean-other.Theadministrationfeelsthesecommunitieswillbringmoresuccesstothestudents. AssociateDeanofStudents,MargaritaPerez,saysThedonorsforSkips/ViraghdonatedthemoneyfortheseLearning

    HousingoptionsoncampusmaybedifferentnextyearbecauseofproposedLearningCommunities

    Alpha Sigma Nu begins service work on campus

    Whensomeonethinksaboutafootballtown,Mobile,Ala.maynot be the first city that comestomind.Buteventhoughthiscitymaynotbeknownasafootballtown,tuckedawayonVirginiaStreetinMid-townMobileisthecitysveryownFieldofLeg-endsthathasseensomeof the finest football tal-entinhistory. Ladd-Peeblessta-dium,originalcalledLaddStadium,wasbuiltin1948withthehelpofalocalbankerwhowantedtocreateaper-manentmemorialforhismentorErnestF.Ladd.

    ALEX DEL RIOCo-Sports Editor

    The Mobile Experience: Senior Bowl

    LaddwastheformerpresidentofMerchantsBankinMobile.Itwasntuntil1997thatthesta-diumwasrenamedtoLadd-PeeblesstadiumafterlongtimecivicandcommunityleaderE.B.Peebles.PeeblesplayedakeyroleinbringingtheSeniorBowltoMobile,

    aswellasstartingtheMobileArtsandSportsAssociation. TheSeniorBowlisoneofthepremiereventsfeaturedatLadd-Peeblesstadium.TheSeniorBowlwasstartedin1950byaNashvillebusiness-mannamedJimmiePeare.Pearewanted

    toshowcasethenationsfinest collegiate football playersaswellasgivethoseplayersanoppor-tunitytobecoachedbyselectedNFLcoaches.TheinauguralSeniorBowlwasplayedintheGatorBowlinJackson-

    TheSeniorBowlseriesarticlebegins The SpringHilliantourofthecityofMobile,Ala.

    See SINGLE page 4

    See LADD-PEEBLES page 3 See ALPHA page 4

    PhotosbyDougBruce

    PhotobyDougBruce

    Dan Boice and Adam Leibold sit in their room in Skips Place, currently an upperclassmen hall.

    The 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl kicks off Saturday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

  • Page 2The Springhillian January 28, 2010 newS Kendrick Dunklin News Editor ktdunklin@stumail.shc.edu

    JASMINE WILLIAMSStaff Reporter

    Science Olympiad to be held at Spring Hill Sixhighschoolsand14middleschoolswillsendteamstotheRegionalSci-enceOlympiadatSpringHillCollegeonSaturday,Feb.6.Formoreinforma-tionontheScienceOlym-piadatSpringHillCollege,contactDr.CharlesChesterat(251)380-3071ore-mailcchester@shc.edu.

    Production change for Alice in Wonderland TheSpringHillCol-legeDepartmentofFineandPerformingArtshasannouncedachangeforthespringtheatreproduc-tion.AliceinWonderlandbyAndreGregoryandtheManhattanProjectwillbeheldMarch18-21,2010at8p.m.attheArleneMitch-ellTheater.Admission:$10.00Students:$5.00.Forinformation:call251-380-3861

    The SpringHillian has new look on the Web The SpringHillian collegenewspaperstaffisdebutinganewlookontheWeb.Earlierthismonth,www.shc.edu/hillianwaslaunched,givingthestaffamoreupdatedlook.Be-ginningthisyear,imagesoftheprevious10issuesofthenewspapercanbefoundathttp://issuu.com/thespringhillian.Besuretocheckitout!

    Spring Hill featured in book through pictures SpringHillCollegeisfeaturedinMobileBay:Yesterday,Today&Tomor-row,anewfull-colorbookthatchroniclestheMobileBayareaspast,presentandfuturesincethedawnofthecameraage.Thebookisavailablewhereverbooksaresoldfor$49.95.

    Campus Briefs

    SpringHillCollegeactivelyengagesinthehealthcarereformdebatebyeducatingstudentstobecomecriticalthinkersontheissue. Inasmallandvo-calcircleofabout12,thestudentsinthehealthreformclassmeetwithateamofSpringHillprofes-sorstodiscussatopicthatseemsmoreimportantnowthaneverbefore.Theclassistaughtbyateamofprofessors:Dr.Ferryinphilosophyandtheology,Dr.BrandoninphilosophyandtheologyandDr.Landiinpoliticalscience.Theprofessorsobjectiveforthestudentsistobuildawork-ingknowledgeaboutthehealthcaresystemsandthethreehealthcarepoliciesinquestionandtobecomecriticalthinkerswithamoralimagination.

    Theultimategoal:Howcanwemakethingsbetter? Althoughhalfoftheclassconsistsofpre-healthmajors,theotherhalfisverydiverseconsistingofpoliticalscience,interna-tionalbusiness,secondaryeducationandavarietyofothermajors.Withthehealthcarereformdebatedominatingthenews,itisimportantforstudentsofeverydisciplinetohaveageneralknowledgeaboutthehealthcaresystem.Withadiverseteamofprofessors,thehealthcarereformclassisabletooffersomethingforeverydisci-pline. Theclassdiscussesthemoralissuesofeutha-nasia,empathyandthecommongood;thebusinessaspectsofmarkettheme,economics,andvaluebasecompetitions;combinedwithageneralknowledgeofthemythsandobstacles

    involvedwhenplanningahealthcaresystem. Currentstudentandpre-medmajorSenyoAm-edothinksthattheclassisvitallyimportantforsome-oneaspiringtoworkinthemedical field, but also for anyonewishingtoeffective-lycontributeinthedebate.Amedostates,Aftertak-ingthishealthcarereformclass,myhopeisthatI

    willhavebettereducatedmyselfonthesubjectthatsbeenplaguingournationsgovernmentforthepastcoupleofyearsandalsobeabletocontributeandhaveintelligentandwell-informedconversations. Dr.Brandonhopesthatbyeducatingstudentsineveryfacetofthehealthcaresystemitwillhelp

    Spring Hill prepares leaders in health care

    The Spring Hill community raises money for Haiti relief efforts

    SpringHillCollegehasraisedover$4,000toassistintherecoveryofthedisasterinHaiti,accordingtoMaureenBergan,DirectorofCampusMinistry. CampusMinistrysentoutane-mailtotheSpringHillCollegecommunityandsoliciteddonationsfromstudents,facultyandstafftoassistintheirfundraisingefforts.

    Nearly$1,500indonationswasraisedthroughtheSt.JosephChapelsPoorbox.TheDonnellyScholars, a program for first-generationcollegestudents,tookupcollectionsoutsidethecafeteriaforseveraldaysandraisednearly$600.

    AtSpringHillsMartinLutherKingMemorialcandlelightLiturgyandCelebration,thecampuscommunitycollectedalmost$200fortheHaitianProjectanditsschool,LouvertureCleary,accordingtoBergan.

    AimeMaier,a1990alumnaewhoworkedattheschool

    andisontheirboardoftrustees,contactedusaboutsupportingtheschool.LouvertureClearyservesverypoorstudents,buttheyareacademicallyhighachievingstudents,saidBergan.Becausetheschoolwasnotdamagedintheearthquake,ithasservedasafeedingcenterinHaiti. OnJan.12,Haitiwasstruckbyamagnitude-7.0earthquake,thecountrysmostsevereearthquakeinover200years,accordingtoCNNreports.TheepicenterofthequakewasjustoutsidetheHaitiancapitalPort-au-Prince.Ithasbeenestimatedthatthedeathtollcouldreach200,000. Donationsarestillbeingtakenthroughvariouscharitableorganizations,includingtheAmericanRedCross,UNICEF,theYeleHaitiFoundationandtheHopeforHaitiNowFund,whichhasraisedmorethan$58millionwiththehelpofcelebrity-ledtelethononJan.22,accordingtoCNNreports.CelebritiesthatassistedinthetelethonincludedGeorgeClooney,

    AliciaKeys,JustinTimberlake,andBeyonc,accordingtoCNN. SpringHillfreshmanJasmineHilldonatedmoneythroughthetextmessagingserviceoftheYeleHaitiFoundation.ItwasprettysimpletousetextmessagingtocontributetotheHaitidisasterrelief,andIwasmorethangladtoofferthehelp,saidHill.

    Although,Iwasmorethanwillingtohelp,Idontthinkitwilleverbeenough.Yeah,moneycanhelpwithsomeoftheirproblems,buttheyneedmorethanmoneytohelpthememotionally.Itsjustatragicsituation,andIthinkthateveryoneshouldcontributetothereliefefforts,evenifitsjustsendingupaprayer.Ithinkweshouldalldowhatwecan. ProceedsfromfundraisingeffortsofSpringHillCollegewillgototheJesuitRefugeeServiceUSA,whichisaninternationalCatholicorganizationthataidsrefugees,forciblydisplacedpeoples,andasylumseekers,accordingtotheJesuitRefugeeServiceUSAWebsite.

    KENDRICK DUNKLINNews Editor

    See STUDENTS page 4

  • Page 3The Springhillian

    January 28, 2010 newSComing up this week on campus...

    Day & Date Event Time Location Contact Person

    Mardi Gras tickets will be sold outside of the cafeteria until tickets are sold out.The Office of Admissions will be hosting Senior Open House on Friday, Jan. 29.

    SHC is going to take over the University of Mobile on Saturday, Jan. 30 starting at 5 p.m. Make sure you wear your purple.

    New Orleans residents who would like to cast an absentee ballot for the New Orleans mayoral race may do so by Feb. 2. You can get absentee

    info at: http://www.vote411.org/home.php or http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/169/Default.aspx.

    Get your 21st Annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off tickets in advance for only $10 ($15 at the gate) from Dr. Sharee Broussard. The

    event is Feb. 27 in Bienville Square/LoDa

    Taste of the HillPraise and Worship

    Comm