Italy and Greece tours offer worldly sites

Dennis Gosnell

Assignment Editor

Italy and Greece tours offer worldly sites

: 30 people visited the U.K. and Paris in May 2012. Already the 2013 trip to Italy has 25 people signed up.

Every spring students get the chance to visit and tour another country. The Study Abroad Club has already started enrollment for the next two trips, to Italy in 2013 and Greece and Turkey in 2014.

It might be on some student’s minds that it would be too expensive to visit another country, with the nearly $3500 price tags. “Students can make payments, they don’t have to pay all at once,” Theresa Walther, professor of English said.

The all-inclusive packages are worth the price.

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Beautification project brings art to campus

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

Beautification project brings art to campus

Have you seen the new mural in the west staircase of the Social Sciences building?

Dr. Bret wood and Professor Suzanne Thomas are featured alongside RSC students in the stairway mural.

During the summer, art students participated in a contest that would let them help paint a mural in the stairways around campus.  Students had to submit a proposal to a committee and a winner was determined from the entries.

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D2L Makes Changes

By: Narges Taghavi

Feature Editor

D2L Makes Changes

Most Rose State College Students know what D2L is but if they are new to the school, here is a brief description of it; according to the Rose State web site “Desire2Learn, abbreviated D2L, is a learning management system which allows participants to engage in online classroom and community activities through a web browser.” Students can get in touch with their teachers and classmates through the site as well.

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Contentious groups in government

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Contentious groups in government

On Feb. 3, 1984 Charlie Reese, a former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, wrote an article called, “545 vs. 300,000,000”. In this article, Reese expressed his views concerning the dispersion of accountability in government.

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By 15th Street News Posted in News, Politics Tagged 1st Amendment, Congressmen and women, freedom of speech, Presidential elections, Senators, Support

Back to School!

The fall semester is now officially in full swing.

Raider Rush kicked the year off for the new students on campus. The orientation sessions included how to survive college and a visit from a Monster representative, with tips on how to make students more marketable after college and how to be successful in college.

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Dental Hygiene – Brief




The Rose State College Dental Hygiene Clinic is now accepting appointments for children 3 – 12 years old. This appointment may include prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), examination and fluoride treatment. Additional services, oral radiographs (x-rays) and sealant placement may be scheduled at a later time. There is a fee of $5.00 and appointments are limited. Contact us as soon as possible at 733-7337 for available dates and appointment scheduling for the fall semester.

By 15th Street News Posted in Briefs

Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns

08172012 12:46 p.m.

As this new school year starts, and new students wander throughout the campus, one person’s long career will come to an end.  The beginning of this semester marks the 40th year of Dr. Terry Britton’s educational career. It however, will also be his last.


When is the right time to retire?

“When a friend asked when I’d know it was time to retire I said, ‘One of these days, I will arrive at the campus, step out of the truck, and know the time has come for me to retire,’” Britton said during his bi-annual convocation address to the faculty.

In 2006, Britton became the president of Rose State College, and has held that position for the last six years.  Like any establishment the college has seen its ups and downs, its trials and tribulations, seen many students go on to graduate and obtain careers in their field of study.


Life is full of good and bad

For good or bad, Britton has led our school through difficult times and helped to enable the school to keep its head above water. “It’s a mixed bag, how well we’ve done these last six years,” he said.

During Dr. Britton’s address, he talked about issues the school is facing, and also points of concern the faculty had expressed in the first ever Leadership Assessment Survey. Some of these concerns were focused on faculty employment issues, enrollment issues, technical issues, and degree program issues.


Reaching out to the community through communication

He also spoke on ways in which to utilize the Communications Center. “Anyone who has been to the communications center on weekends in the spring knows that six months out of the year it is filled with dancers,” Britton said. The Communications Center is known throughout the community for its dance recitals. There is however, a lot more going on in the building than just dance.

Article will be updated as more information is gathered.

Get Involved


Phi Theta Kappa

Advisors:  Caryl Gibbs  (733-7508) Suzanne Thomas (733-7515)

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society based on GPA. The Rose State Chapter’s name is Alpha Eta Alpha. To qualify, students must have completed 12 hours of coursework and achieved a 3.5 GPA.  The qualifying student will receive an invitation to join. Benefits of joining include access to potential scholarships and graduation regalia.

 Student Senate Participation

One of the best ways to get involved on campus and with the inner workings of campus activities, Student Senate elections are open to students each semester. To apply for fall semester candidacy, contact the Student Activities office. The deadline to apply is August 31 and elections will be on D2L September 5 and 6. Student Senators receive a 12- hour tuition waiver and a one-hour college credit for participation. This year’s executive officers are Elizabeth Larios (Pres.), Zach Lewallen (V.P.), Carson Stramski (Treasurer) and Austin Davis (Secretary). A spring election will fill the four executive positions for the 2013-2014 school year.

Wellness Center

Hours:  Monday – Friday (6 am – 8 pm)     Saturday (8 am – 4 pm)

Closed Sundays and Campus Holidays

The Wellness Center provides students and staff with free facility access. When on campus, students can utilize a variety of areas, from free weights to treadmills, from recreational activities such as basketball to volleyball, from an aquatic center with its indoor heated pool (open swim hours posted at aquatics desk) to its whirlpool and sauna. Additionally, a wellness assessment lab offers screenings for body fat and overall physical health. The Center also offers personal training classes that address the common goals of weight loss and body toning. For info, call 733-7350.

Student Clubs

A comprehensive list of clubs is available through student activities. Clubs are a great way to make connections with people of similar interests on campus. If you do not see a club for you, start your own! All it takes is three prospective members and an advisor. If you can’t find an advisor, Student Activities can help with that too. Once all that is done, the club needs to submit the documents for chartering to Student Activities. The documents must include a list of prospective members, advisor and membership requirements. For more information, contact Student Activities in Student Center Room 114 or 733-7376.

  • American Indian Association Advisor, Mechelle Aitson-Roessler @ 733-7308.
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry Contact John Wilkerson @ 473-4478.
  • Black Students Association Advisor, Monique Bruner @ 733-7316.
  • Cheerleading Club Contact Student Activities @ 733-7376
  • Chess Club Advisor, Steven Fowler @ 733-7595.
  • CLT Club (Clinical Laboratory Technology) Advisor, Evelyn Paxton @ 733-7577.
  • Club Trio Advisor, Amber Mitchell @ 733-7379
  • Cyber Security Club Advisor, Ken Dewey 733-7977.
  • Drama Club Advisor, Rick Nelson @ 736- 0364
  • Future Criminal Justice Professionals Club Advisor, Arnold Waggoner @ 736-0238.
  • Go Green Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 733-7922.
  • Hispanic Students Association Advisor, Erica Alvarez @ 736-0271
  • Imagination in Motion. Advisor, Terrance Byers @ 733-7573.
  • Latter Day Saint Student Association Advisor, Brent Fisher @ 736-0265
  • Library Club Advisor, Brad Robison @ 733-7402.
  • Mass Communications Club Advisor, Skip Leckness @ 736-0272.
  • Mu Rho Alpha Club Advisor, Linda Whaley @ 733-7548.
  • Music Club Advisor, Emily Robinson @ 733-7427
  • NSBE (Nat’l Society of Black Engineers) Advisor, Dr. Wayne Jones @ 733-7316.
  • NTSO (Non-Traditional Students Organization) Advisor, Pam Reynolds @ 733-7418.
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship Advisor, Genia Wilson @ 736-0335.
  • Paralegal Association Advisor, Judy Shaw @ 733-7460.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Suzanne Thomas @ 733-7515 or Caryl Gibbs @ 733-7508.
  • Recreational Sports Assoc. Chris Leland @ 736-0304.
  • Republicans Club Advisor, Dean Fisher @ 736-0223
  • Sew Savvy Club Advisor, Pam Reynolds @ 733-7418
  • Sigma Alpha Mu (Science & Math) Advisor, Dr. Adjoa Richardson Ahedor @ 733-7551.
  • Spectrum Alliance Advisor, Elizabeth Boger @ 733-7521.
  • Student Nurses Association Advisor, Velmarie Swing @ 733-7352.
  • Student Senate Advisors Kirby Harzman or Emily Fisher @ 733-7376.
  • Study Abroad Club Advisor, Reginald Snoddy @ 733-7927.
  • TEACH Club (Tomorrow’s Educators Advancing Careers Here) Advisor, Linda Tucker @ 736-0219
  • VOICE/OIL Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 733-7413.
  • Veterans Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 733-7922.
  • Wellness Club Advisor, Liz Brown @733-7353
  • Wesley Student Fellowship Advisor Dianne Goodloe @ 733-7332.
  • Student Activities Kirby Harzman, 733-7376
  • Wellness Center Chris Leland 733-7350
  • Student Center Melissa Aguigui 733-7334
  • LRC Chris Meyer, 733-7913

Rose State Student Theatre Productions

The Rose State Theatre Department has released the 2012-2013 season. Auditions for all plays are open to all RSC students.

Agnes of God  (September 13 – 16) @ H.B. Atkinson Theatre

The Wizard of Oz  (November 2 – 4) @ Performing Arts Theatre

Barefoot in the Park (February 14 – 17) @ H.B. Atkinson Theatre

Short and Sweet: A Ten Minute Play Festival (April 18 – 21)

@ Performing Arts Theatre

All plays are open to the general public for a $5 admission. Admission is free for senior citizens, RSC students and staff.

Student Checklist

Student Checklist 

[] Get your student ID- Student Services Room 100

[] Get your parking pass- Administration Building; Cashiers window

[] Find a major or career path- Visit Career Services in the Professional Training Center and utilize their Discover program to help find your path.

[] Find your department advisor

  •    Business: Steve Johnson; BS 107; 736-0348;
  •    Engineering/Science: Nick Bastani; SM 104-A; 736-0280;
  •    Health Sciences: Linda Reichelt; HSC 101; 733-7545;
  •    Humanities: Rick Woodard; HU 107; 733-7999;
  •    Social Services: Nick Clayton; SS 127; 733-7409;

[] Get Wellness Center access- Front Desk Physical Education and Recreation Building

[] Join a club- Student Activities has a list! Or start your own!

[] Sign up for tutoring- Student Success can help you or visit the tutoring office, first floor of the Learning Resources Center.

[] Volunteer your time: run for Senate or tutor someone!

By 15th Street News Posted in News