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X STUDENT REVELRY IV
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ANCIENT OF D
WHERE ARE THY MEN
GONE— GLIMMERING THROUG
Ahh. . .Pompeii! Casey and his dress (see page 14) would fit
right in with the other Greek actors (who were also forced to
play women) in this large classic theater from 1 AD.
4 To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence. . .
UST ATHENA! WHERE,
VlIGHT? THY GRAND IN SOUL?
FHE DREAM OF THINGS THAT WERE.
Iord Byron's lament may
or may not be justified;
after all, where is the
beauty of the ancient theater,
the flawless architecture of the
colisseum, the scintillating art-
work of the Renaissance, today?
It's right here at Oglethorpe Uni-
versity (duh!). Have you taken a
close look at Hermance lately?
(If not, flip back a couple of
pages.) When did you last at-
tend a Playmakers' or
an Alpha Psi Omega
show? Have you ever
set foot in the
Museum? Our school is a living,
breathing tribute to beautiful
antiquity at its finest. Ourliberal
arts educational sytem was not
only founded by the ancients,
but every other aspect of the
school emulates the ancients as
well,performing arts to student body,ath-
letics to architecture. Take a trip with us
from these ancient cultures to the contem-
porary mirror-images of our campus to-
day. After all, as Erasmus says,"lt is an un-
scrupulous intellect that does not pay to
antiquity its due reverence."
To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence. . . 5
Below: Billy Leonard's sales
pitch: "You can receive your very
own cerebral enhancer/maximizer
by calling 1-800-IM AFRISBEE.
Comes in a variety of colors. . .1
picked mine to match my hair."
osepri Addisonsays that our experiences here at Oglethorpe mold our souls,con-
cretizing our beliefs and opinions into a firmly knowledgable and undoubtedly
intelligent individual. How the masses of us go about that education, that soul-
shaping, if you will, is various and entertaining. Whether you prefer the traditional
method, complete and utter silence bordering on insanity, or take a more Bohemian
outlook,generally replete with fast food,athletic equipment,and Alex Bell's most sub-
lime invention, it's not the Greatest Procrastination Approach that matters (though
admittedly impressive!), it's the Grade Point Average.
6 To Antiquity. Its Due Reverence.
fLat . S
xupture id ta a tlack af marble,
educacLan id ta an fLuman dauL
Freshman Jesse DeMaria, over-
whelmed with the transition to
college life, finally finds solace
drooling on the floor after receiv-
ing the 3 essentials: Hi-C. pizza,
To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence. . . 7
Above: Let's see here, from left
to right. Papa Smurf, Children of
the Com Smurf, Soft Drink En-
dorsing Smurf, and Office Supply
Right: Patrick Ritter scolds Laura
Anderson, "I told you not to bring
your effigy doll to the bonfire!
You knew it would fall in!" Kevin
Redmon, Alicia Curtis, and Sai'ah
Hinkle smirk knowingly. . .they
left their effigy dolls at home.
8 To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
i)rink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Jiove the reeling midnight through,
J^or tomojTow we shall nerer die!
(^ut, alas, we neper do.)
Oglethorpian events from
XO's Halloween party to our
"Where the Wild Things Are"
Honneconning absolutely reeked of
ancient Pagan rituals, just another
festive habit we picked up from an-
cestors of yore. What. . .you're sur-
prised?! Did the ancient Celts and
Druids dance around bonfires. . .you
bet they did! The Greeks and Romans
were just as guilty of paganism. . . St.
Valentine may have been a real saint,
but did you really think those hearts
into which his holiday evolved had
anything to do with Catholicism?
Be it belief in funny little elves or
dressing up like the fantastical
high priest Papa Smurf, the re-
sidual effects of paganism are rife,
even in our largely Judeo-Chris-
tian community. You must even
question the intent of the Trick -
or-Treat in Traer do-gooders,
whose reading to the children in-
volves a book on chickens and all
the fun voodoo spells one can
cast with them-don't be fooled
by the innocent title.
To Antiquity. Its Due Reverence.
Unless man is committed to the belief that all
mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain
and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
-^dam Clayton ^owelljr
Even though he hasn't been
dead for multiple millenia,
Adam Clayton Powell's
ideas are still universal. His words
echo the idea of equality for all
mankind begun in the
democratic city-state of Athens;
of course,then,"all mankind"was
composed of white property-
holding males, but we've come a
long way, baby! Ofcourse,onthis
campus, some mankind are more
"brothers" than others. ..and sis-
ters, too! Oglethorpe boasts of
quite a large population of sib-
ling combos, and while a few are
depicted here, you can find more
in the student section. Whether
playing a sport, playing around,
or just mugging for the camera,
these family relations are surely
recognizable to the diligent cam-
pus eye. . .and what better way to
illustrate our link to past genera-
tions than through current stu-
dent familial relations?
1 To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
Above; Amber and Kelly Hamp-
ton, we finally found you! Aren't
you glad you're in the Yamacrawl
Left: "Take another little piece of
my heart now baby," croons
Stephanie, and her sister Alexia
Petrakos. in line with her less
folksy image, adds her own lyr-
ics, "and smash it on the ground,
To Antiquity. Its Due Reverence. . . \
at ane tim&
la idlm^ and
Bernard Potts, being familiar with
kilt couture, asks a very personal
question: "It says here in my
guidebook that true Scotsmen go
commando under their kilts. . .is
12 To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
ia^, ^rati/^ui^ Me de<iue t^t acair^ ta Mm,
CLiater and rediicin^^, narn^
isten Kirkland sheepishly grins, "It's my thinking cap. . .honest."
ndeed, the democratic youths
of Oglethorpe University
embark on a wide variety of activi-
ties, all generally falling under the
category of "idling and neglecting
everything." I mean, hey, the student
body does a lot here! Look at those
Homecoming Block Party dancers,
they must have been "practising
gymnastic" to gyrate like that; or what
of Bernard Potts, "listening to the
[lesser-known] flute, [the bag-pipe!]"
Of course, Kiley's hanging of the
stockings,in hopes of St. Nick's arrival
on yet-another Pagan holiday may
be on the verge of idleness, but
Kristen is clearly"occupied in philoso-
phy"-that's the notorious "thinking
cap" to which they always make ref-
erence (or fatigue ensemble from
KA's Apocalypse Now, I forget which).
To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
RAPHAEL PAINTS WISDOM; HANDEL SINGS IT,
PHIDIAS CARVES IT SHAKESPEARE WRITES IT,
WREN B UILDS IT COL UMB US SAILS IT,
LUTHER PREACHES IT WASHINGTON ARMS
IT W im^gQgH IZES IT
-RALPH WALDO EMERSON
bove: Casey Dryden begs
Shaniece Broadus, "You've sim-
ply got to make it 18 1/2 again!"
Right; "No, 1 swear, if I can just
pull off this prosthesis, I'll prove
that it was the one-legged man
who killed my wife!
The liberal arts education of Oglethorpe University has taught us of all of these men, who exude wisdomi
learned from our history and our heritage is that each of us imparts his own brand of wisdom throughi
those students you may find lounging on the Academic Quad on a beautiful Spring day. Our ancestors
student activities, that really aren't so different from those of your average Roman adolescent. We have the
antiquity its due reverence."
14 To Antiquity. Its Due Reverence.
Frustrated with the Hfe cycle of regular plants. Circle K mem-
bers Angle Baldwin and Mary Ann Erickson make an impor-
tant discovery revolutionizing botany forever: tissue paper
with words,tones, pen,and canvas, from the sea, the battlefield, the concert hall, and the pulpit. The lesson to be
their unique talent, be they Singers, 7oM/er contributors, DJs, Greeks, OAK"geeks','dancers, athletes, or just one of
laid the foundations of our school, in every aspect, from the look of it, to the sportmanship, to the arts, to the
responsibility to make the most of that instilled liberalism, for"it is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to
To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
-j^-^-A. e:i^f •rwi-H.riiJim*im
16 To Antiquity, Its Due Reverence.
Right: No, Museum Director
Lloyd Nick, you didn't see her
face on a milk carton— this is one
of Duane Hanson's incredibly
Above and Below: Two
examples of Duane
wax figures are eerily
Above: A Buddhist monk creates
art from butter! The Tibetan butter
sculptures served as colorful
incarnations of Tibetan art.
18 The Arts
Right: Amy Allen prattles on to
Jeremy Greenup about either
Herman Hesse's artwork or her
latest shopping excursion; he
listens patiently like any good
work-study buddy would do.
We have a museum ?
Indeed, it exists. Enter the library, take a right, enter the elevator, and press
3. You thought it was storage, didn't you? No, actually, it's home to an
anomaly; most schools the size of Oglethorpe could only dream of having a mu-
seum, period, but to have one of such prestige, rivaling larger university muse-
ums. . . it' s unheard of. Beginning in the Fall of 1996 , thousands of community
visitors flocked to see the Buddha Maitreya, gold figurines praising Tibetan art,
and real Tibetan monks delicately channeling colored sand into a round canvas,
the result being a sand mandala. The Dalai Lama actually visited Oglethorpe' s
most celebrated art exhibit- - how many of your state school friends can say thatl
This year alone, the OU Museum has been home to the incredibly life-like
sculptures of past OU professor Duane Hanson, the realism of Jack Beal, and the
watercolors of Herman Hesse. They're developing a pretty snazzy permanent
collection also. In addition, periodic lecture series give museum patrons
an opportunity to hear the works discussed, such as the recent series on
Herman Hesse , novelist and poet as well as artist. See what you' re miss-
ing! There's a gift shop full of beautiful things, handpicked by Museum
Manager Kathleen Guy; there are galas, lectures, and other public events
coordinated by OU alumnus and longtime Museum drone Chad Vaughn;
there' s art; there' s peaceful music; there' s Professor/ Director Lloyd Nick,
and that, in itself, is worth the trip.
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^rf at Oglethorpe:
I know, I know, it's probably a little too shocking to find out about
the existence of the Museum and art classes all in one day- - 1 mean ,
what do they think this is , a liberal arts university? Sorry guys, if you
want to avoid the culture , stay in Lupton , because it' s rampant. Since
it's true that many students at Oglethorpe have never taken an art
class, and some of the more clueless didn't even know that they had
the option, this page is dedicated to bringing you the very finest in
documentation that art classes do exist. We have chosen also to put
in pictures of art so you can see exactly what these art classes produce.
Hopefully one day to offer a major, OU's art program currently gives
students the option of learning a wide variety of skills, from print-
making to sculpture to painting. Drop by the Faith Hall studio some-
time, and you're sure to run into devoted artists putting the finishing
touches on their creative projects, even into the wee hours of the
morning. How do you think we got these photos?
20 The Arts
Left: A summer art student puts
paint to canvas, specifically of a
still life that can be seen in the
Dr. Wirth lectures on
Herman Hesse's The
Glass Bead Game in the
OU Museum; who says all
art is conveyed to canvas?
demonstrates the oh-so-
wonderful joys of
Left: Putting up her best facade
of intellectual and aesthetic
appreciation. Mona Jain stares
at an art student's work.
Above: Another summer student
sketching an outline of what will
surely become great art.
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Right: Meghann Hummel poses
with Brandon Denny in one of
Jeremy Greenup's more seduc-
portrait of a man playing
guitar outside of an ice
cream shop inunediately
captures the interest of
anyone who sees it
Extraordinaire, gets in
front of the camera for a
22 The Arts
Above: The viewer feels as if
they might be viewing a private
moment in Alisa Shver's life as
she models for Jeremy Greenup's
Right: Collins Yates' portrait of a
sleeping boy captures the
serenity and innocence of
childhood, lending beauty to a
simple human act.
Photography is not only the art of taking pictures that are aesthetically
pleasing, but pictures that have the ability to change the way people view
the world. . . not to mention one of the hardest classes in which to enroll
at Oglethorpe. Students who are fortunate enough to actually get into this
class go out on picture- taking frenzies all over campus trying to finish their
many and varied assignments, and also have the honor of reeking of pho-
tographic chemicals afterwards. Two of Oglethorpe' s best known photo-
graphic geniuses are Jeremy Greenup, a Senior, and Collins Yates , a Sopho-
more. Jeremy is best known for hyper- sensory images of people; the view-
ers may experience a sense of witnessing a scene from someone's life, or
feel involved in a more movie- esque dream sequence- -in either case, all
senses react to the strong and overwhelming incarnations. Collins' photos
capture candid moments in the lives of those around her and natural set-
tings; the beauty of her work earned an Excellence in Photography Award
at the Honors and Awards Convocation. Both she and Jeremy were fea-
tured in the art show that took place in Hearst, as well as the photography
exhibition in the Library.
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JSlew Talent ^vealed
The 1998 Fall Semester proved to be one full of theatrical perfor-
mances. Lupton Auditorium had its fill of life beginning with Al-
pha Psi Omega' s production of The Dining Room and then moving
on to the Shadowbox Players' Night of One Acts. New to
Oglethorpe's theatrical arena, Night of One Acts featured six stu-
dent- written and directed plays. The independent theater organi-
zation, consisting of both novices and more well- seasoned perform-
ers, no doubt made its debut a riveting success. Not to be left out of
the limelight, the Conant Performing Arts Center received its share
of attention in November with the Playmaker' s production oi Iphigenia
at Auh's. Two new Oglethorpe primadonnas Jesse Demaria and
Chalon Payne injected hot, fresh, young blood into the Playmaker' s
tragedy, setting the Conant Center ablaze.
24 The Arts
Left: Casey Dryden's regal, yet
menacing, gaze meets the
unfortunate faces of the
messengers Kevin Trotter and
Cleve HiU hobbles
across the stage in
"The Council," but he
doesn't fall down.
True to her Greek
nature. Chalon Payne
thinks to herself, "My
gods! I look divine in this
Above: Mandy McDow, Heidi
Blackwell, and Adrienne Lemer
make good use of their poker
faces in The Dining Room.
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Right: Kerry Kerr, Cleve
Hill. Kevin Woolf, Lance
Ozier. Heather Ringer, and
unpleasently surprise Rob-
ert (Jeremy Jeffra) on his
thirty-fifth birthday in Com-
pany, the most succesful
show in OU history.
Peter (Lance Ozier) looks
gleefully out into the future
while holding Robert
(Jeremy Jeffra) close and
dreaming of being closer, a
surprising role reversal!
"In the most riveting
primate portrayal since
Gorillas in the Mist'^ raves
Shanna Hobson, Emily
Gudat thoughtfully enjoys
a delectable banana in All
in the Timing.
Above Right: Angel Mallard
exclaims. "Is that a sausage in
your hand, or. . .?" as Dean
Tucker stands in awe. able only
to mutter "oooo" in the presence
of such a wondrous item.
Right: Stephanie Petrakos seems to be unaware that she's next to
naked; Sam Rasnake and Tom Beaulieu definitely notice!
26 The Arts
Independents 'Take the Stage
This Spring Oglethorpe witnessed a surprising crescendo of independent
theater productions starting off with the Shadowbox Players' production of
Steven Sondheim's musical Company. Company was the biggest produc-
tion by far this Spring, bringing in the largest crowds for a theater perfor-
mance in Oglethorpe history. Other independent productions included
All in the Timing, performed under Carla Hyman's direction, and Jeremy
Greenup' s self- written and directed play , He Dances Fright. These unique
producrtions made for an entertaining night of student- produced plays.
Not to go unnoticed, the Playmakers, under the direction of Lee
Knippenberg, kicked off the Spring theater season with its annual Children' s
Play ( including not only Playmakers but also Dean Tucker) . Although it
was obviously geared towards children, it was an enjoyment to both the
young, and the not- so- young- looking. Noises Off, a hilarious play that
shows what truly goes on backstage, was Playmakers' major performance
d the final one of this year. The love triangles, droplines, and barely-
there costumes gave the play an air of reality seldom found on the stage.
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^ands battle for
There are many niusicans at Oglethorpe. Some are talented, some try.
Many Oglethorpe students had the chance to hear and enjoy each of
these bands during the Battle of the Bands in the Upper Quad. The
bands that came out were Chronic Pentatonic, a definitely unique and
talented band with a sound that's hard to describe with just one word.
Dark Night of Soul and Hart- O-Maniahoth featured Hart Master D on
vocals. Deep Waters was the big winner this year however, earning the
privilege of opening for The Connells during Stomp the Lawn. With
Oglethorpians Chad Mozley on vocals and Jim Payne on drums, Deep
Waters is a Christian band with talent. Jim Payne, especially, seemed to
be Big Man on Campus this year playing in Deep Waters, Poor Man's
Field, anA Dark Night of Soul. Other bands from off- campus , such as
Seven Day Jesus, also had the opportunity to perform for Oglethorpe
courtesy of Salt and Light.
28 The Arts
Left; Chronic Pentatonic makes the crowd feel the funky
vibes as they rock into the ever-so-chilly night.
Left: Jim Payne, playing
for Poor Man 's Field. Deep
Waters, and Dark Night of
Soul (but not at the same
time), was a hot commodity
this year sought by many
At least as hardcore as ^B
AC/DC, his knees can't
even support him:
Patrick Ritter shows off
Iiis musical abilities at the
The hours of training
Andy Milford spent on
his middle finger finally
pay off during the Battle
of the Bands.
Left: Hart Deer breaks on
through to this side with his
band Dark Night of Soul.
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How tall do you have to be
to ride? Heather Cordeiro
demonstrates her ability to
charm the camera as she
waits backstage before a
Singers Tina Stults and
Katie Coakley can't keep
their bodies off this hunk of
big inflatable love during
the Singers' retreat to
Above right: A group of
Singers readily pose for a
picture while anxiously awaiting
their turn to take the stage at the
annual Boar's Head Concert.
Right: The Singers once again
share the stage when they
perform with Holcomb Bridge
Middle School's chorus during
the Boar's Head Concert.
Right: Chad Mozley, Jodie Sexton, Tina
Stults, Mandy McDow, and Andy Milford
pose in front of their choice for the new
fresh-dipped school mascot. The Ogledogs!
30 The Arts
The Singers have hit a high note this year, sounding the best they
have in years and finally moving out of Lupton and into the
Conant Center thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John
Conant. Celebrating this transition, the Singers performed
Henry Purcell's Come Ye Sons o/y4rf with a baroque orchestra and
three professional soloists in addition to their Fall Concert
material. The Singers perform a wide variety of music ranging
from serious works from composers such as Brahms to tongue- in-
cheek pieces like Cheek to Cheek, a nocturnal tango that even
moved Dr. Ray's cheeks. At the Boar's Head concert. Dr. Ray
and his wife competed for center stage as both of their choirs
performed separately as well as together; "F m not practicing
nepotism, they just happen to be a very talented youth choir, " Dr.
Ray swears. The Singers' activities this year included a
restful trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a workshop with the
Scholars of London choral group. The Singers concluded a
successful year with "Mozart's Mass in C Major, " performed in
conjunction with the Dekalb Choral Guild and the Atlanta
Chamber Orchestra. This year for the Singers was so successful
because they were able to perform with many different groups of
people; they were more than happy to share the spotlight, unlike
their self- absorbed concerts of the past.
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The ins and outs
In and Out of the Classroom, that is. . .
One of the many advantages of going to a school near a big city is the
plethora of opportunities for career development and advancement; fu-
ture plans are molded through not only academics but through experien-
tial education as well. Students who intern are able to get an edge on
the job market and to see what careers are available in their field of
interest. The Carter Center, Eggleston Children's Hospital, the Geor-
gia Shakespeare Festival, the Atlanta History Center, the High Mu-
seum, Atlanta Magazine, CNN, the Capitol, you name it, OU stu-
dents have done it, all thanks to the wonderful women of Goodman,
Kate Williams and Katherine Nobles. Kate Williams is making quite a
splash for a rookie here at Oglethorpe, as Intern Coordinator as well as
Urban Leadership Director. With these women' s help, there is no short-
age of opportunities and no limits to which Oglethorpe students will not
go to intern. Not all shining stars have internships; many students at
Oglethorpe stand out above the rest due to their involvement and scho-
lastic achievement. For whatever reason, every student honored here is
counted among the creme de la creme, the cream of the crop, the soup
du jour (no wait, don' t eat the soup! ) here at Oglethorpe and their hard
work and active involvement deserves recognition.
32 The Arts
Left: Giles Judd, Jr. received the
1 999 Charles Longstreet Weltner
award from the Stormy Petrel Bar
Association, the Sally Hull Weltner
award for superior scholastic
achievements, an award for
Outstanding Achievement in
Classical Languages given by Dr.
McFarland, not to mention an
award that he would have been
given for excellent tutoring in Latin
by his tutoring students (one of
whom happened to write this
caption) if such an award existed.
Being a Caux Scholar, Kevin
Wooif will study for 4 1/2
weeks in Caux, Switzerland in
a program that focuses on
moral and spiritual dimen-
sions of peacekeeping.
From Jerry Portwood's
direction of Eleemosynary to
his "most rewarding" experi-
ence as Vice-President of
Programming Board, he
closed out his Oglethorpe
career by winning the Petrel
Cup, given to two students
who most personify the ideals
Left: International Studies Major
Megan Podolsky poses with
former governor Zell Miller after
her stint with the Governor's
Intern Program in the Department
of Industry. Trade, and Tourism.
Above: He doesn't just play ball, folks!
Fulton County was very impressed with
Billy Lopresti's stay at Hanes Bridge, and
he is described as a cutting edge teacher.
Dr. Hall says Billy "has the potential to
become a master level teacher."
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Right: Jim Payne lights his fire
during the Alpha Chi induction
Amy Katz pauses from
her light-hanging duties
to flash her sexy smile at
Casey Dryden during
OAK'S annual Christmas
Rob Wesley carefully directs
Pat DiCicco's anxious hand
as he signs the Order of
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Above: The Alpha Chi honor
society inducts only the best
and brightest, the top 10% of the
Junior and Senior class.
Right: They can feel it coming in
the air tonight: The Order of
Omega inductees have been
waiting for this moment for all
their lives (oh Lord).
That's Latin for Honor Societies in case
those of you who aren't in one couldn't
figure it out.
There are many honor societies at Oglethorpe University, so many in fact
that there was no possible way to mention every one on this humble page.
There is room, however, to mention a few. Order of Omega is one of
these prestigious honor societies. This society honors those students who
exhibit outstanding leadership in Greek organizations. The new induct-
were Pat DiCicco and Kristen Kirkland (present in the picture) , and
Kip Chambers, Mandy McDow, and Heather Cordeiro (in absentia).
Alpha Chi prides itself on having members with the most outstanding
academic records at Oglethorpe; only those with OP As in the top 10% of
the Junior and Senior class are privy to this honor. Last, but certainly
not least, is OAK, its exclusive circle being limited to fifteen students.
To be inducted into OAK, one must master involvement in several of five
areas: scholarship, honors and organizations, athletics, student govern-
ment and supporting committees, and the media, publications, and per-
forming arts. Then, once in OAK, one must master the Force.
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Breaking Out of the
I know it's terrifying, but after all, we sent the Seniors off with quite a
reception, a raucous round of applause, and the one thing for which
they came here: their diploma! Now get out there and make a Uving,
you punks! In all seriousness, it was a beautiful ceremony and a equally
lovely day; the sunshine in the sky only caused a few fainting casualties,
mainly the parents of those students more acclimated towards Northern
climates. President Emeritus Donald Stanton took us through the past,
present, and future of Oglethorpe University, reminding us that "The
Stormy Petrel Still Flies, " President Larry Large spoke words of inspira-
tion to the departing Class of 1999, and Senior Class President Jeremy
Greenup spoke candidly to those with whom he's spent the past four
years of his life. The Singers sang beautifully, the graduates sat still,
somber and at the same time joyous, until that all- satisfying moment at
which they each walked across the stage, to cries of delight from friends
and family. When it was all over, the merrymaking began (it took
little imagination to "Party Like It's 1999") . It's truly a time of new
beginnings for all graduates of 1999, and we wish them the best. Come
back and visit the bubble anytime!
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Left: "Yes, Oglethorpe, you're
here to remind us, Nescit
Cedere," the Singers croon along
with Dr. Ray and musical
Senior Cat Dunham
ponders her impending
doom. . .er, graduation.
"I got my hat. . .on, I got my
robe. . .dusty; I got my
diploma. . .in my hand, it's a
liberal arts degree. . .1
demand. . .1 wanna be a
graduate. . ." Patrick Ritter
just loves obscure music
Left: Peggy Nix even made it into Dr. Stanton's
speech; among many career and life accomplish-
ments, she's also earned the reputation as
Oglethorpe's oldest graduate. Just how old is
she? You NEVER ask a woman's age!
Above: The future's so bright.
Dr. Stanton's gotta wear shades;
Trustee Warren Jobe and Dr.
Large know it's just a song, they
tough it out without shades.
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38 The Arts
MA. H/^LLOWS EVE:
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Below: Tommy Davis delares, "O
out. damn blam. . .1 mean, damn spo
Halloween: a time for ghosties,
ghoulies, three legged beasties, and
things that go bump in the night. . .
even Shakespeare sticks his head in
from time to time. Unfortunately, he
was unable to attend the annual XO
Halloween party. Thankfully, his
quotes were able to appear as cap-
tions. The Bard would probably roll
over in his grave if he knew how we
were using his immortal words. But
hey, this is Oglethorpe. We abuse
everything we touch, and our wit is
of a higher caliber than that of the
average state school literate. What
can we say? Knowledge is power.
Power corrupts, and absolute power
corrupts absolutely. Therefore,
knowledge corrupts absolutely. Did
I mention that we're corrupt?
Right: "He that loves to be flattered is
worthy of the flatterer." Or at least,
that's what Rebekah Ager is trying to
convince Chris Antone and Lindsay
40 Student Revelry
Left; Jessica Hendrickson won-
ders. "Romeo. Romeo, wherefore
art thou Romeo?
Below; "Get thee to a nunnery,"
Student Revelry 41
Right: "Welcome to Borckhead!" OAK Presi-
dent Catherine Borck was involved in every as-
pect of the production: singer, speaker, recorder
player.. .the list goes on.
Below: OAK initiate Kevin Woolf flashes a
"woolfish'" grin as he contemplates the mischief
he could inflict with the ladder.
Above: The Oglethorpe University
Singers gleefully perform "Mary's
Little Boy Chile" with the Holcomb
Bridge Middle School Honors Choir.
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"The Boar's Head is a big ole' head, they lopped
it off a pig; it's big and it's stinky and it smells
really bad. . ." If Saturday Night Live did a rendi-
tion of the Boar's Head carol, it would go some-
thing like this. The true lyrics buried amidst re-
corder-playing and the initiates' gagging at the
smell of their supposed fare, this version is at least
an approriate summation. Besides, Olde English
is so passe. Marking the traditional opening to
the Christmas Season here at Oglethorpe, Omi-
cron Delta Kappa presents the Boar's Head festi-
val as a supplement to its annual initiation. Fes-
tivities this year included a reading from Para-
dise Lost by Dr. McFarland. a performance by the
Oglethorpe University Singers, and the reading of
the Boar's Head tale. As legend has it, a vicious
boar, ferocious nostrils flaring, charged the stu-
dent Copcot as he walked peacefully in the forest
of Shotover. The Queen's College student really
fixed that pig's wagon with a dose of Aristotle
down its throat; his battle cry was "Wisdom con-
quers even the treacherous beast." Reports vary
as to whether he added "you apple-sucking swine."
At any rate, in celebration of the youth's bravery,
we now revere a pig's head, its aromatic fragrance
wafting over the new initiates in the front row. Did
I mention they get to kiss it?
Above left: Faculty OAK initiate Dr. Alan
Loehle follows a long and distinguished
tradition by puckering up and planting a
smacker on our porky friend.
Left: They swear it's not blood with
which they're signing. Susie Polyak wit-
nesses as Molly Lewis makes her mark
in the membership book. Vincent Pisani,
Mandy McDow, Nicole Garbarini and
Katherine Fox check her penmanship
while waiting their turn.
Student Revelry 43
APPRO/^CHirSG THE MILLENNIUM
As the day awakens clear and chilly, the sound
of bagpipes cuts the silence: another Oglethorpe
Day has dawned. Once again, classes are
moved and schedules reorganized in order for
students, faculty, and alumni to give thanks for
the past, present, and future of Oglethorpe
University. Deeming James Edward
Oglethorpe's birthday as the day for revelry,
students gather to watch the thrilling "Petrels of
Fire" race, in which mere mortals race to beat
the furious clanging of Lupton's bells. Follow-
ing the mad dash around the quad, bystanders
march to the Conant Center for the traditional
performances and speeches. Paul Hudson
opened the ceremony with a brief description
and explanation of this year's theme: "In Pur-
suit of the Millennium: Thornwell Jacobs and
Cosmic History at Oglethorpe." Immediately
following was the original one-act play, "Cos-
mic Thing" (Not the B-52 album) written by
Jeremy Jeffra, which provided a glimpse into
the much-feared Cosmic History course once
required of every graduating Senior. Appar-
ently, this study of the history of earth from the
very beginning of time put even Human Nature
to shame. The ceremony closed with insignia-
clad Singers performing the
Alma Mater. Lunch was served
in the Milky Way Galaxy, the
Black Hole, and Mars; of
course, shuttles every fifteen
minutes from the student center
Below: "See, Katie? My head really
flat!" Bubba Brownly exclaims to a felk
student during Dr. Jacob's Cosmic H
Right: Alright, Joe Smith, Jill Orlando, and
Sean Hannay: run for your family, your
school, your pride! Whatever you're run-
ning for, beat those bells!
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Left: "And can you tell me the speed of light?"
Jeremy Jeffra, aka Thomwell Jacobs asks.
Below: "So do you think they" 11 make it this
Jeanette Randall (c/o '91), of Admissions
notoriety, asks her colleague. But, alas, this year
it was not written in the stars.
. -^^c. .»■ ■■ ■-
Above: "Faster, you fools! Your scholarship
depends on this. ..wait. AAA schools can't
give athletic scholarships!" Coach Unger de-
cides to change tactics.
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Right: Lord and Lady Oglethorpe '99, Mandy McDow
and Jeremy Greenup.
Below: This is shameless self promotion for Katie
Coakley-after all, she planned the event so she deserves
to be on the spread. Also, we just couldn't resist putting
these three lovely ladies in the yearbook--after all, the
other two edit it, they deserve to be on the spread.
Above: Chris Rylands, David Jenkins
Megan Wallace, Kevin Woolf, and Kevin
Martin decide that there is always time
for a pillow fight.
46 Student Revelry
It's a time for school spirit, big parties,
and a touch of pyrotechnics. Home-
coming '99 was no exception. Junior
class President Katie Coakley decided
to show Oglethorpe "Where the Wild
Things Are" and planned accordingly.
The schedule ran a little differently this
year with the bonfire on Thursday
night, the basketball game on Friday
night followed by the block party, and
the dance on Saturday night. The
Petrel's victory over Southwestern
roused the fans and put a decidedly fes-
tive mood in the air. That festive mood
carried over to the club/concert hall,
The Tabernacle, providing the neces-
sary ambience so different from the
normal, stuffy Holiday Inn ballroom.
The band didn't hurt either; scantily
clad in grass skirts, mesh shirts, and
halter tops. Members Only seduced the
crowd with '80s hits known and loved
by all. (At least half the women in the
audience were in love with hula boy.)
By night's end, everyone was a little
wilder, and better for it.
Above left: Tiffani Hulsey. Jackie
McSparron, Katrina Wiggins, Robin
Elms, and Rebekah Ager groove to the
music at tlie block party.
Left: After stripping out of coats, ox-
fords, and hats, the OU dancers taunt the
crowd with their sexy moves and seduc-
tive smiles. At least this year they didn't
Student Revelry 47
/^FTER 80° WINTER. MOTHER IN/^TURE
'Twas a typical school night in
Oglethorpe town; the students were
studying or fooling around.
When all of a sudden a phone call was
placed, that circled the dorms at a most
"Look outside, look outside, you've got
to see this! It's snowing, I swear it, save
your work to a disk!
We're going to play in the snow-I'm not
lying— screw studying, stop whining, I
know that you're tired."
From Upper Quad and New Dorm and
Traer they came, laughing and shouting
and calling out names.
For students to join in the white revelry,
that had fallen from heaven at quarter to
So all through the night the laughter was
heard as frisbee games and snow fights
But alas, the next morning,
classes began, and the snow
starting melting right out of
But no one can forget that
one glorious night when the
snow covered everything
and blinded our sight.
Below: And we thought polar bears
were suppossed to be more agile in the
snow. Wait, this isn't a polar bear-
this "Bear" belongs to the baseballjl
Right: An anomaly fit for Oglethorpe:
Barbie's bulbs coverd with snow.
48 Student Revelry
Left: The reincarnation of Frosty: Chad
Mozley and Jodi Sexton grin proudly at their
Below: "The library lights through air in the
evening...'" Dr. Taylor's second stanza of
the Alma Mater didn't account for snow.
Above: Hiding behind the snowflakes.
Hillary Barrowman and Kristen Wentzel
take a break from one of many snowball
tights to flash their toothy smiles.
Student Revelry 49
Right: "To the left, to the left, to the right, to
the right, now dip, baby, dip" Patrick Ritter
coaxes Nicki Gilpin during dance lessons at
Below: "I love cotton candy! It's so sticky
and sweet," screams Lance Ozier. Be like
Lance, make cotton candy.
Above: Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper,
Tina Stults and Shaniece Broadus prepare to "put
on the Ritz" at Swing Night (Super Duper!).
50 Student Revelry
They don't just spend your money. . .they spend it well.
Quad Quamival. Casino Night. Stomp the Lawn.
While these are expected annual events, they by no
means encompass all that the Programming Board ac-
complishes in a school yeai". After a major overhaul.
Programming Board emerged bright and shiny new
with Jerry Portwood heading up the group. Under
his expert guidance, Programming Board sponsored
and co-sponsored over twenty events. The year
started off with the re- spelled Quad Quamival featur-
ing inflatable games (a must at any good shindig), for-
tune tellers, and henna tatoos. James Randi debunked
the mystical and magical in the Fall, and students
pressed their luck in the cafeteria at Casino Night.
Swing Night was held in the gym with Mike Fulford
acting as DJ and instructor and Virgin Bourbon trans-
formed the Traer courtyard into a Oglethorpian New
Orleans (sans Red Light District, of course). How-
ever, Programming Board not only plans their own
events, they co-sponsor other groups as well. With-
out Programming Board, the music of Seven Day
Jesus would not have pulsed from Lupton auditorium
and the talented Oglethorpe acting eUte would not have
been able to entertain the masses in "Company." So,
call them "joiners" if you must. But by all means, re-
spect them. They don'tjust spend your money. They
spend your money well.
Above: As a result of Programming Board,
students discovered their hidden pottery
skills and made beautiful pieces of artwork;
we're talking museum quality here, people!
Below: Tina Stults, Heather Cordeiro, and
Kelly Falany whirl up some non-alcholic bev-
erages for the party-goers at the Virgin Bour-
Student Revelry 5 1
This ain't your daddy's frisbee.
The past academic year was very promis-
ing for the Oglethorpe Ultimate Disc
Association. An excited group of Fresh-
man bolstered the numbers to nearly two
dozen at times. Another big development
came from adding Ultimate as an intra-
mural sport. With a somewhat higher
profile on campus, they are looking to-
ward seeing some new, as well as more
familiar, faces next year. Additionally, a
number of Oglethorpe students have
begun to play Ultimate outside of the
bubble (what? We can go outside of the
bubble?). This serves to increase their
reknown and improve their talent. With
no Seniors to lose, they hope to soon
become officially recognized as a campus
organization, begin practicing on the
weekends, and travel to some out-
of-state tournaments. Right now,
Oglethorpe Ultimate is all potential.
Below: Again, the frisbee proves too
slippery for A.J. Tiarsmith and Tom
Right: A typical scence from an Ulti-
mate frisbee game. Players running
from every direction. Players looking
the wrong way. Players who refuse to
get out of your face. Mayhem. Abso-
52 Student Revelry
Left: "Ok. which people are on my team?"
Kevin Woolf momentarily forgets to whom
he should throw the frisbee during a game.
Below: "Hey, back off! The frisbee is
mine!" Ryan Goudelocke shouts before
tackling his opponent Jimmy Ewing.
Above: Dan Heacox meditates: "I am the best
Ultimate frisbee player. I am the frisbee. lam
the plastic that composes this frisbee."
Student Revelry 53
Right: The impulse to pinch Kevin Redmon's
now even sweeter cheeks is just too much for
Jeremy Greenup to resist. Ah well, it's a face
only a big brother could love.
Below: Paybacks are hell. Cafeteria guru Rob
Shutsky gets no mercy from disgruntled OU
students during his term in the dunking booth.
Above: After being creamed himself, Professoi
Doyle seeks revenge. "Let this be a lesson to all
who choose to nap through my stimulating lec-
tures," he says menacingly to David Jenkins.
54 Student Revelry
Stomp the Lawn
This year marked a first in Stomp the
Lawn history. Instead of Springfesters
joining in the festivities, the visitation
weekend was broken into two "Make the
Connection" weekends. Needless to say,
the absence of high school seniors did
not dampen the spirits of Oglethorpe
students nor did the rain that threatened
that morning. Instead, the sun shone
brightly as students waded in the sound
of Deep Waters, laughed at the antics of
Dad's Garage, and chilled with The
Connells. In addition, booths were scat-
tered around the Academic Quad as
fortune tellers mystified their wary cus-
tomers and faculty got their just desserts.
The dunking booth was popular this year,
but EZZ's pie-throwing fund-raiser auc-
tion was by far the most attended. For
what seemed a small fee, Oglethorpians
were given the chance to take out a little
frustration on various members of faculty
and staff such as Sarah
Hinkle, Bernard Potts and
Professor Doyle. Who said
that revenge isn't sweet?
Above left: "You've got to be kidding!"
Stephanie Petrakos exclaims, when asked
if this is a profession. Katie and Erin just
nod and smile.
Left: Nope, this isn't the newest dance
craze. Instead, the guys from Dad's Ga-
rage do their best Mr. Roboto imperson-
ation with a little help from OU student
Student Revelry 55
Every year at International Night,
its namesake club sparks everyone's
With a showcase of art, song, and dance
that opens our eyes
to the many wonders and benefits of
How does one eat spaghetti the way that
Do you hold your fork in the left hand
But, then, what does one do with one's
Does the proper Japanese bow have an
So many questions to answer in just one
But the price of ignorance is bound to
If you widen your horizons beyond
So, if international travel is in your
sight, Give that wandering
mind a respite.
Open wide that mind, from
those tests shut tight.
At another year's International
Below: Former president of the Inter-
national Club, Mauricio Amaya, gives
the audience a demonstration of just
what his band, "Vientos Del Pueblo,"
Right: A characature scene portraying
American and German stereotypes:
Luke Molitor, portraying a Texan, and
Wolfgang Niehues, portraying a Ger-
man—wait, he is a German!
56 Student Revelry
Left: Hey OU dancers, check out
this German dancing machine
(Chris Spaniol)! Do you need any
Below: Dr. Pringle performs a
customary Japanese dance in full
Above: Philip Meyers and
Wolfgang Niehues share the spirit
of "true" football with a few spir-
ited German chants.
Student Revelry 57
Right: "Let's see. . .should I get Grease
Combo 1 or Grease Combo 2? Hmmmm. .
.1 wish we could go back and get some of
that tasty cafeteria food."
Above: "How long do we have to keep
"' asks Heather Ringer. "I don't know, but
this whole revolving restaurant thing makes
me want to hurl," replies Lance Ozier.
58 Student Revelry
"Hi, and welcome to Oglethorpe University! I'm
(insert Ambassador name here) and I'll be leading
your tour today. . ." Can you picture those bright
smiles and happy faces that just emanate love for
OU? Anyone can tell you, that's how you can
identify an Ambassador. They don't get much
attention, for their job is less flashy than some others
around campus. But, if you pay close attention, you
may see a small group of people that you don't
recognize walking around like ducks. Chances are,
an Ambassador is playing Mama Duck. This year
presented new challenges for the Ambassadors and
Admissions staff. Instead of one Springfest week-
end, two "Make the Connection" weekends were
held. During this Sunday-Monday overnight visit,
prospective students were bussed around Atlanta,
visiting various landmarks such as the revolving
restaurant at the Weston-Peachtree, Centennial
Park, and the Varsity. Following scavenger hunt-
type clues, the prospectives found a new contact at
each destination; each new activity allowed them the
chance to bond with each other and Ambassadors.
While the 'festers were missed at Stomp the Lawn,
there is no doubt that the endless bus ride and
assorted antics captured and held their deUght for
hours. Additionally, their absence from any merri-
ment designed for older students
surely fostered a much more positive
image of Oglethorpe in their young,
impressionable minds-the only thing
that made these kids' stomachs lurch
was good, wholesome Varsity food!
Above Left: The Oglethorpe Ambassa-
dors are a wonderful group of people who
lead wide-eyed prospectives around
campus through wind, rain, and shine.
Left: "The Petrel has landed? What
the hell is a Petrel?" several prospec-
tive students query.
Student Revelry 59
From their snazzy captions such as "Large
in Charge" to the Rob Shutsky-turned-fas-
cist April Fool's edition to their cutting
edge editorials on Upper Quad garbage.
The Stormy Petrel keeps students daily
(or at least bi-weekly) informed as to the
goings-on around the Oglethorpe campus.
The Stormy Petrel % unmatched skill was
well documented at the Honors and
Awards Convocation, as writers Ann Hsu,
Catherine Borck, and Nicole Garbarini
swept all ten of the coveted Excellence in
Journalism awards. While the Vamacraivs
single award paled in comparison, the staff
takes comfort in the fact that twenty years
from now, this lovely navy volume will
more likely be found on alumni's book-
shelves (I say bah! to the tawdry print of
the newspaper) . Just kidding. . .you people
are so touchy. Even the Yamacraw stasis
forced to admit that when Oglethorpe stu-
dents want to know, it's in The Petrel. But
when you want to know the name of that
guy who sat next to you in Narratives of
the Self who always slept and
woke up in a puddle of drool
on his desk, that's in the
Yamacraw (assuming he got
his picture taken, which he
probably didn't). Ok, fine.
The Petrel is actually pretty
informative and useful. . .at
the very least, when news
breaks, they fix it.
Below: Kevin Woolf exhibits all the symp
toms of being addicted to his camera: th
glazed eyes, the meticulous unzipping of th
camera bag, and the permanent attachment c
the camera to his hand.
Right: Editor-in-chief Nicole
Garbarini and Chris Jackson share a
Lance-a-cola and a smile.
60 Student Revelry
Left: Julie Greenwell sure knows her pictures.
Below: Ann Hsu is always ready to offer sage
advice, especially when it concerns handicap
spaces, tow trucks, and OU security.
Above: They've all been on staff at one time or
another: Heidi Blackwell. Nicole Garbarini. Chris
Geronimos, Casey Dryden, Jerry Portwood. Amy
Katz, Jeanee Ledoux. and Dan Heacox.
Student Revelry 61
Right: "We are the best editors ever,"
sings Megan Podolsky. "Yes," Molly
agrees, "and I'm so happy to be done.
I shall lift my fellow editor!"
Above: Katie Coakley, Student Revelry co-
editor, in a moment of reflection. All of you
can thank her for the creative copy and cap-
tions in her section. . .actually, if it's cre-
ative, chances are, she had a hand in it.
62 Student Revehy
Above: Yippee-kayay, Allison Osborne! She dissected the Anatomy of Oglethoq
v: "Welcome to my hiding place.
Id y'all like a tour?" Hillary
iwman. Student Revelry co-editor,
The phone shatters the stillness of the tiny of-
fice, and staff member Shanna Hobson
nonchalantly picks it up: " 'Ya mama' craw,
can I help you?" If it weren't for the joking,
the random caption ideas, keeping a stiff up-
per lip, and the wonderful people at computer
support (and Megan's and Molly's respective
therapists), we wouldn't have made it. But
you're reading it, so we must have! (By the
way, if you don't like it, take it to the new edi-
tors, we don't want to hear it.) It's been an
uphill journey, but we put ever}' ounce of en-
ergy we had into making the 1998-1999
Oglethorpe University Yamacraw\}n^& very best
it could be, sacrificing nothing, from the copy
to the captions to the photos, to make this pub-
lication as accurate, representative, and aes-
thetically pleasing as possible. This page is a
shrine to all the hard workers who made it
possible, so if you like your yearbook, thank
them, and we mean wholeheartedly . We'd like
to thank a few others as \vell: Megan Breece,
for her outstanding work on the opening pages'
collage, Erin Sanderson for ZAE pictures,
Angle Baldwin for Circle K copy, Dan Heacox
for Ultimate copy, Chris Jackson
for printer help. . .heck, just any
of the Stormy Petrel AoiVs, who
hung out with us while we tried
to meet simultaneous deadlines.
We've enjoyed it. And two out
of two editors agree: how did
we get roped into this?
Left: Sports editor Rebekah Ager and
Layouts editor Windy Hunter both
agree that Yearbook can be an intense
source of fun. Upon interviewing both,
they agreed that every meeting was
filled with excitement (of course, most
of the staff wouldn't know, having not
Student Revelry 63
SRir N' LIGHT
This aint your daddy's ^ible study.
No, they don't sit around singing
"Kumbayah." These are new, fresher
versions of Salt N' Lighters of the past.
First announcing their presence on
move-in day, the faithful members of
this Christian group will soon sing and
clap their way into your heart. However,
they do more than serenade you with
"Jesus Loves You"--these kids know what
they want, and they were frequently seen
gettin' down to business on Oglethorpe's
campus. With their bank balance to
back them up. Salt N' Light sponsored
several different events around campus,
including the performance of Christian
rock bands Seven Day Jesus, Captive
Free, and Poor Man 's Field. With the
promise of a campus minister, much
more is sure to come. Perhaps the big-
gest indication of the resurrection of this
group came at the Honors and Awards
Convocation when Kelly Falany, chair-
person, mounted the stage to receive the
Dean's Award for Outstanding Achieve-
ment. While some, including
her then incredulous
suitemate, Katie Coakley,
expected her to raise the
plaque and yell, "This is for
you. Big Guy," Ms. Falany
demonstrated poise and
restraint. At least she waited
until she got outside.
Right: Salt N" Light members Katie
Coaldey, Jessica Hitchcock, Kelly Falany,
and friend Jenny Cannon love sharing
body heat on a cold March Day.
Below: Billy Leonard wears the we!
known Salt N' Light t-shirt while lend
ing a helping hand to a stressed paret
on move-in day.
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Left: Kelly Falany, chairperson of Salt N' Light,
proudly accepts the Dean's Award for Outstand-
ing Achievement, due to the organization's
Above: Salt N" Light members en-
joy fun and fellowship while listen-
ing to one of the many bands that
Salt N' Light sponsored.
Student Revelry 65
Right: With a big grin and an even
larger pumpkin. Circle K member Karen
Anthony shares the Halloween spirit
with nursing home residents.
Above: Mika Mueller tests her artis-
tic ability on an unusual canvas at
AOQ's annual Trick-or-Treat in Traer.
66 Student Revelry
A Helping Hand:
OgletJorpians give a little Lack
"Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other
people." This misquote by Alicia Silverstone's
character in "Clueless" does a pretty good job of
summing up community service. Not only do you
help your fellow man (or woman), but you get a
warm, fuzzy feeling to go along with it. Several
organizations on campus, such as AOQ, Amnesty
International, and the newly reinstated Circle K,
are devoted solely to helping humanity and par-
ticipate in activities ranging from the AIDSwalk
Atlanta to collecting supphes for hurricane victims.
Can anyone forget the sight of all those little kids
running around Traer for AOQ's Trick-or-Treat in
Traer? However, other groups on campus get in
on the fun as well. The Greek community is dedi-
cated to helping the less fortunate and volunteers
many hours to various organizations such as Scot-
tish Rite, the Boys and Girls Club, and various
nursing homes around Atlanta. While we live the
lives of hard- working college students, it is clear
that we cannot live by Aristotle and Analytical
Geometry alone. So, when you're feeling stressed
out and cranky, get out there and lend a hand. It's
amazing what you get back.
Above left: "Deck the halls with boughs
of holly..." Members of OU Panhellenic
use their ever-lovely voices to calm the
savage shoppers of Stone Mountain Vil-
lage during the Christmas season.
Left: A hand to hold: Megan Breece
reaches out and bridges the generation
Student Revelry 67
Service, Leadership, and FUN! After a
ten year hiatus, Circle K International
has returned to Oglethorpe thanks to
president Angie Baldwin. Circle K is the
premiere service and leadership devel-
opment organization for college stu-
dents. With over five hundred chapters
in ten countries, more than 1 1,000 stu-
dents serve their campuses and commu-
nities every day. Here at Oglethorpe,
twenty CKI'ers dedicated over 800 hours
to service in the past year. Through
Hunger Walk, a Halloween Party at
Eden Gardens Assisted Living, and
projects for the Scottish Rite Children's
Home, Oglethorpe's CKI'ers helped en-
rich the Atlanta community. May they
continue to thrive!
Right: The members of CirkleK: Back
Row : Daniel Wilder, Karen Anthony,
Angie Baldwin, Katherine Nobles,
Megan Wallace. Front Row : Megan
Breece, Matthew Ericksen, Mary Ann
Ericksen, Karen Murray, Rebekah Ager,
and Tien Ly.
Below: President Angie Baldwin pr
sents a treat to an eager onlooker at tl
children's creativity booth at the 195
Dogwood Festival .
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Left: Karen Anthony exhibits her extraor-
dinary pine straw spreading abilities at a
Habitat for Humanity home in Macon, GA.
Below: Playing the role of Santa Claus, Hart
Deer stuffs his bag full of presents for
Above: Busted! Cirkle K caught shamelessly
engaging in fun and creative service projects.
Student Revelry 69
Above: AFW members take a break
from helping others to help themselves
to a fun-filled camping trip on Blackrock
Right: Nicki Chhabra, Heather
Staniszewski, Jackie McSparron, Chris
Scott, Laura Moon, and Mehssa Conrad
are proud of their contributions to the
local community through their member-
ship in AFW.
70 Student Revelry
With rush held both in the Fall and Spring, Alpha Phi Omega grows stronger every
year. As a service fraternity, AOQ's members venture into the local community to
offer their love, support, and labor to needy families, children, AIDS patients. . .the
list goes on. By visiting orphanages and children's hospitals, they brighten a child's
day. Through Project Open Hand, they cook food for AIDS patients. AOQ even
sponsors the annual Trick- or-Treat in Traer, which gives the children from the Boys
and Girls Club an opportunity to visit Oglethorpe and receive candy from Traer
residents. This year, fraternity members took a break to camp out on Blackrock
Mountain. Though snow prevented them from clearing trails, it did not prevent
them from having a good time. Through fun-filled ser\'ice and a loyal brotherhood,
members are able to give back to the community and feel a close bond themselves.
They are proud of their fraternity, and not a day goes by when those gold letters are
not spotted on someone's chest. Thanks, AOQ, for showing all of us that college
students can make a difference!
Right: Preparing food for ADDS patients
with Project Open Hand is a difficult
job. but Misty Hood, Jeff Poole. Robin
Elms, and Blake Stabler seem to be
quite adept at it. Hey guys, do you
want a job in the Oglethorpe cafeteria?
Student Revelry 71
As the Saturday of move-in arrives, the
freshman students may notice bright
eyed girls rushing to lend a hand, er. . .or
back, as the case may be. These girls are
adorned with strange symbols across
their chests; while some wear the triple
sigma, others boast the "X and Horse-
shoe." These are the girls of the Chi
Omega Fraternity. It soon becomes
clear that these girls are a force to be
reckoned with. Attend a Playmakers
event-you'll see a Chi O. Support your
athletic teams and you'll notice girls on
the field and in the stands who proudly
flaunt their letters. Their activities are
varied throughout the honor societies
and athletic teams as well as service and
literary groups. Within the fraternity,
XQ participates in many different ser-
vice projects such as the Scottish Rite
Art of the Season, in addition to the
usual social functions. As with every-
thing on the Oglethorpe
campus, things are not as
they may sometimes ap-
pear: these girls are not
your typical bowheads!
Below: The Buff and the Beautiful. ChiC
Heidi league, Dani Stellin, Allison Osbom
Rebecca Bowers, and Marie Heflin flex the
muscles during Greek Week.
Right: Kristen Wentzel, Molly Lewis,
Megan Podolsky, and Hillary
Barrowman flash peppy smiles at an
OU basketball game-we told you
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Left: Brooke Roberts. Kara White, and Ashley
Zimmerman demonstrate that they really will
bend over backwards for their sisters.
Below; She"s not seventeen, but Jesse DeMaria
certainly wins the title of Dancing Queen with
partner Ryan Bondi-Lynch at the Xill/X<t> 80's
Above: No Greek Week skit is ever complete with-
out as many pop culture references as possible:
•■^'■m Lauren Montagno leads fellow Chi Os in a rendition
of Brittany Spears" "Hit Me Baby, One More Time."
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Right: Johnny Schaeffer tries a tiara on for
size, knowing that he has precious few sec-
onds before it is confiscated by the real prom
queen, Molly Lewis.
Above; "Look at this skin! You only wish
you had skin Uke this," Jeremy Greenup ex-
claims of XO brother and model Jason
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To the naked eye, it may look as if all fraternities are
basically the same. However, once orientation is over
and the students get into the groove of things, it be-
comes obvious that nothing is exactly as it seems. After
the first CF party of the year, students come to ex-
pect outlandish flyers, hamburgers on the top deck,
and brothers that double as sisters. Despite this some-
what bizarre description, the brothers of CF know
how to throw a party and have some good, clean,
old-fashioned fun. As hosts of some of the most memo-
rable parties of the year such as Pimp N' Ho, Drag
Party and CF Halloween, the boys get the chance to
let go of their everyday stress (and dress, on occa-
sion). Fortunately, they extend this opportunity to the
rest of the campus as well. However, there is more
to this fraternity than techno music and tiaras. After
their unfortunate expulsion from Greek Week, the
brothers resorted to what they felt was their only
choice in the situation. On that fateful Sunday night,
five brothers took the stage to the strains of "You
Can Leave Your Hat On" and preceded to wow the
audience with their incredible dance moves and cloth-
ing removal techniques. The audience went crazy as
assorted sorority girls drooled and whistled at the
exhibition. "Playgirl" extended offers to graduating
Seniors Jeremy Greenup and Pat
DiCicco; the other boys have de-
cided to obtain their degrees first.
Top Left: Ooga Booga. Kipp Cham-
bers screams in frustration as "Milton,"
one of three monkeys stuck in a room
writing Hamlet during the OU spring
production of All in the Timing.
Left: With just a wink and a smile,
Brandon Denny. Pat DiCicco. Nick
Shapiro. Ryan Bondi-Lynch and Jer-
emy Greenup taunt the screaming fans
at Greek Week Sing.
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Once again, the brothers of ALO have really
outdone themselves. Famous for their "Get
Lei'd, Can't Say No" party and "Safe Sex in
the Snow," Delta Sig has the reputation of
an oasis for thirsty freshman girls. How-
ever, after the unfortunate Hunch Punch
incident, the brothers were unable to use
their Egyptian aphrodisiac to seduce the
women of campus anymore. Affirmative
action was taken by Ms. Amy Lantz, Greek
Affairs coordinator extraordinaire, and AZO
was put on social probation. The rest of the
year saw a much quieter, gentler side of the
brotherhood. Even Greek Week seemed to
have lost much of its spunk when this very
musically talented group couldn't get
enough brothers together to participate in the
Sing. However, all was well when the Skits
came around. Their "Fraternity Feud" both
enlightened and unified the members of the
Greek community at OU when they revealed
the number one answer to the question of
what most Oglethoipe University students
want to toss~the Greek Affairs Coordinator!
Right: The brothers of AZ(S> give new
meaning to the term "athletic supporter"
at the 1999 Homecoming game. Front
row: Austin Gillis, Michael Keene, Bran-
don King, Shah Nateghi. Second row:
Adam Ballew, Ashley Bourne, Chris
Brown, Johnathan Lind, Travis Jones.
Back row: Chris Shukar, Aaron Martin,
Bubba Brownley, Matt Breston. Bran-
don Parker, Beau Jones, Adam Vossler.
Below: Beau Jones uses his excellen
marketing skills to sell the newest lini
of cereals: Crack in A Box, good witl
or without milk.
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Left: Ooh, baby. Gregg Dodd cops a
feel on Adam Vossler's bulging biceps
as Chris Brown waits his turn.
Below: The crest of Delta Sigma Phi.
Just a question, but why does a Greek
organization have so many Egyptian
Above: '■Pssst...hey. Adam, is KA
ahead of us? Wait. I didn't tell you to
stop spinning! Dammit, keep spin-
ning!" Micheal Keene yells.
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Right: "What are we bidding for
this fine piece of meat?" Zach
Davis tries to figure the worth of
Below: The glorious crest of
Kappa Alpha, established 1864.
So tell us, KA, just where are God
and the ladies?
Above: "I thought I was Moe!"
Chad Donaghue exclaims to An
thony Freeman and Robert Pace
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lelow: All that's missing to make this
/hite Trash picture complete is the
road whore," according to Matt
icDonald, Brad Nye, and Dant
Gentlemen for all seasons
Since 1972, the Beta Nu
chapter of the Kappa Alpha
Order has been making their
mark on the Oglethorpe cam-
pus. Following a produc-
tive Rush Week, Kappa Alpha
threw their annual tribute
to napalm and army fatigues
with Apocahqjse Now, a party
complete with bamboo and
menacing men. The "south-
ern gentlemen" of KA are
always ready to lend a help-
ing hand, even if it costs
an arm and a leg, as they
demonstrated with the pledge
auction. Luckily, most of
the pledges were affordable
with all members intact,
just like KA's little-known
motto: "Affordable, with
all members intact!"
Left: The brothers of the Kappa Alpha
Order: Back Row : Peter George, BJ
Best. Dant Banner. Josh Podolsky,
Bubba Van Hook, Brad Nye, Wes Wade,
Anthony Freeman. Middle Row : Rob-
ert Pace, Christian Blonshine, Mike
Evans, Matthew McDonald, Matt Mills,
Tony Nguyen, Jeff Waie, Bryant David.
Front Row : Eric Salis, Dave
Hernandez, Colin Pajot, Chad
Donaghue, Michael Newkirk, Zachary
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Boxer Rebellion. Paddy Murphy.
Cajun Party. A barrage of faces, the
sound of booty music and the feel of a
cool breeze off the back deck assault
the memory. The place where some-
thing is always happening, be it an
impromptu game of pool or maybe just
some of the guys watching football—
you know, manly things. With a fresh
new batch of soccer players. . .er,
brothers, the SAEs have kept a rather
low profile with no recorded acts of
sabotage and a few less panty drawers
raided. That' s not to say that these
boys are tame— not at all. They still
know how to play a mean game of
Below: Those sparkling eyes, that
confident smile... the matching
socks. ..Brian Findley truly represents
the ideal S AE brother.
Right: It's time for the annual trip to the
Red Dot liquor store. . .in Paddy's
honor, of course. Back Row: Joris van
Daalen, John Slack, Chris Fort, David
Jenkins, Ryan Goudelocke, Mark
Lauman, Doug Daniels, Jason Amos,
Lauren Montagno, David Crabbe, An-
drew Shahan, Matt Merker, Brian
Moriarty, Rob Wesley, Steven Hummel,
Brian Findley. Front Row: Erin
Sanderson, Cody Partin, Anthony
Dowell, Tim Watt, Becca Sipper, Joanna
Duggan-Pitocco, Rebecca Bowers, Liz
Campbell, Jamie Fisher, Josh Saliba,
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Left: Shoes, shoes, birkenstocks, shoes,
shoes. ..some of these pallbearers have a Httle
more respect for the dead than others.
Below: John Slack, Mark Olas, Jay Williams, and
Josh Saliba would be a serious match for Ben
Hur in this Greek Week event. . .mainly because
they're the only ones who really have a chariot.
Above: Fa La La La La La, ZAE brothers
Tim Watt, Rob Wesley, and David Crabbe
chant; these boys sure know how to smurf
a good skit.
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Right: Marlies Hohener, Brandi Camron, and
Kristen Kirkland, posing as KAs, help their beer-
deprived "brother" (Marissa Rojas) into a keg
Below: Paparozzi are a problem even for fic-
tional characters! "Can you not leave me in
peace to smoke one damn cigarette?" quips
Kiley Ryba, aka Pippi Longstocking.
Above: "That's a fine-lookin' pair of Sigmas
you got there." Jill Orlando and Emily Gudat
giggle. . . "we know."
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Sigma Sigma Sigma
"Sisters Wanted," their Bid Day T-shirts pro-
claimed. But sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma
seem to be doing just fine as they are. Each year
brings a new wave of purple to the campus and a
new fleet of sailboats float across the doors of
the dorms. They sing of "Pearls and Girls and
Memories," and have the sureshots to prove it.
The annual Purple Passion crush party has the
Oglethorpe men crossing their fingers in antici-
pation of that secretive invite in their mailboxes.
The HallowZZZnie roast is also a holiday favor-
ite. Where else can you meet Pippi
Longstocking, mingle with friends, and bob for
apples at the same time? When it comes to
campus activities, you are always sure to spot
that splash of purple in the stands and hear the
loudest and most spirited yells issuing from
these sisters. From Ambassadors to OSA to
soccer, the Sigmas represent their chapter with
pride. However, membership in Sigma Sigma
Sigma is not simply parties and pearls. Instead,
it is a committment, a way of life. They're
Sigma bom, and they're Sigma bred, and when
they die, they'll be Sigma dead. . .at any rate,
sisterhood is for life! No matter how hard they
try, they can't help but display that Sigma pride!
Top left: "Can I entice you with some
brownies, gooey Rice Krispy Treats,
or homemade chocolate chip cookies'?
Come on. support Panhellenic!" Julie
Greenwell pleads to the camerawoman
Left: With their flannel pajama pants
and cute animal slippers, the Tri-Sig-
mas belt out their rendition of "Sandra
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Sure, they're clandestine in that they don't flaunt
their letters literally, but they're far from hidden
on this campus; in fact, they're donoiright promi-
nent. Many may not be aware, but the 7th fra-
ternity on this campus goes by the name AI, or as
we lovingly like to call it, those "Damn Indepen-
dents." From reorganizing student clubs to lead-
ing some of OU's sports teams to victory, all of
these students have made a tremendous impact
on Oglethorpe. For instance, she's served as
Stormy Petrel Editor, Singers President, and
OAK President (just to hit the biggies). . .you
guessed it, Catherine Borck! Her leadership on
campus earned her the James Edward Oglethorpe
Cup at graduation. Or what about Kelly Falany?
In the two years she's been here, she's gotten her-
self involved in just about everything; most no-
tably, she's worked long hours to reorganize Salt
'N Light. This club for Oglethorpe's Christian
community has grown larger and more promi-
nent under Kelly's leadership. As OSA secretary,
Tina Stults rejuvenated the missing Interclub
Council. With its revival, the Oglethorpe com-
munity functions a lot more smoothly. And we
need not mention Mike Deckert's athletic prow-
ess on both the Men's Basketball and Golf teams
(but he'd probably like it if we did). Let's not
forget Patrick Ritter's jump start to the long-dead
W]TL-the station's on-line and the DJs are ac-
tive, participating as volunteers at
this year's Music Midtown to raise
money for this organization that
does not promise to disappear
soon. They're everywhere, they're
strong leaders, and Oglethorpe is
that much more extraordinary be-
cause of those "Damn Indepen-
Below: Graduate Catherine Borck ends
fours years of academic and extracur-
ricular success singing her heart out at 1
this year's Commencement.
Right: Kelly Falany with one of the many
members of Salt 'N Light Josh Gramling.
84 Student Revelry
Left: Who's this handsome fellow? Why,
it's Mike Deckert, Golf and Basketball
Below: TinaStults has made her mark on
Oglethorpe as OSA Secretary, Ambassa-
dors President, and a member of Univer-
sity Singers and Chorale.
Above: Patrick Ritter is a recognizable face
on this campus due to his RA position in the
New Residence Hall and his weU-known mu-
Student Revelry 85
Right: Matthew MacDonald, Robert Pace, and
Jamie Swindell perform yet another moving ren-
dition of "Hit Me Baby, One More Time."
Below: "You think you can beat me," Joris van
Daalen yells at his opponents. "Ha! Never! I
can beat all of you with my trusty steed
Above: Host of "Fraternity Feud," Austin Gillis
shakes hands with one of the more popular fami-
lies at Oglethorpe, the Schmidts. Steve and
Jeanne don't really look like this!
86 Student Revelry
Kickball. Cosmic Pong. Fooseball. Flag Foot-
ball. Trivial Pursuit. The competition is fierce,
some win and some lose, but a fun time is had by
all. Field day. Skit, and Sing are three of the most
popular events, allowing the fraternities and so-
rorities to showcase their athleticism, witticism, and
narcissism, in that order. While Sing showcases
musical talent (and cute, thematic costumes). Skit's
reputation remains a blatant mockery of all that is
reverent about Oglethorpe. With references to
the Smurfs, Alice in Wonderland, Brittany Spears'
"Hit Me Baby One More Time," and T.V.
gameshows, this year's Greek Week skits will hold
a special place in the annals of Greek Week. How-
ever, a deep absence pervaded the Dining Hall
this year, in that Springfesters did not attend.
Prospectives attended one of two "Make the Con-
nection" weekends that occurred before and after
Greek Week. Coincidence? We think not. Be-
cause prospectives were not present, the Greeks
bared all, and we mean all. Stripping became
popular this year, and everyone saw their share of
skin. Delighted by this turn of events, Greeks
voted to never allow prospectives to attend Greek
Week again: "If it's down to seeing the Smurfs
naked or having prospectives, I vote smurfs, ev-
ery time," Amy Lantz insists.
Above left: "Come on girls! Dig in and
pull !" grunts Team Chi Omega captain Liz
Right: Jo Duggan-Pitocco, as Alice, has
just landed herself in the crazy, chaotic
land of the Greeks. Watch out for the
ZAE lion, Alice— he's always on the prowl.
And don't follow that rabbit too closely
or he might lead you astray!
Student Revelry 87
Left: Serious about scoring, Jason Amos stretches his strong soccer legs.
Right: As Jessica Hendrickson runs, she issues a "stop" to the ball: "Let me catch up!'
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He's at the 20... the 10... the 5...
TOUCHDOWN! The kicker punts a
field goal for the extra point.
Oglethorpe's in the lead, 7-0. Oh Wait,
we don't have that kind of football! At
least we can dream that we're a big
school. Instead, there is SOCCER, the
real football! Soccer, the most popular
sport in the world, is also a popular one
at Oglethorpe. It attracts the hottest guys
and girls on campus with their fresh sum-
mer tans. The players demonstrate great
dedication to their sport by arriving at
school two weeks before other
Oglethorpians emerge. Like mailmen,
they get the job done in all conditions,
be it rain or shine. Their perseverance
pays off when the stands are full and the
crowd is spirited. Even the dogs come
out to watch.
Above: Coach Lochstampfor presents Missy Roedersheimer and Susie Polyak with flowers to congratulate
them on their perseverance with soccer throughout their OU career.
Bottom Left: Mike Pompilio passes, fierce pressure all around.
Bottom Center: Positioning for the perfect kick. Amy Myers sets her target.
Bottom Right: Reminiscent of Fred Astaire. David Crabbe uses some quick foot action to foil his opponent.
"Don't miss the ball! Don't miss the ball!"
Erin Sanderson repeats to herself. Luckily
she didn't, and it was an "AHH ACE! 123
Assistant Coach Ann Mason re-
assures Shawna Fields that her
hair is fine before she enters the
ing an intense match against LaGrange College, Alanna Gluhm
s the time to see if her teammate has anything on her butt. Now
's team unity!
Ace it to me baby,
lih hunh, lih hunh!
The pressure is on, the ball all over the country, even to the
is served, bumped back, and to the Rocky Mountains of
the other team sets it up for Colorado. Coach Meredyth
a spike. Will she get there Grenier has a close bond with
in time to save it from the her gkls, which stimulates their
ground and back over? The enthusiasm for the game. With
intensity of the sport takes the friendships made this sea-
your breath away (like the son, the Lady Petrels show that
nonstop action of "Top they know how to have a good
Gun"!). They had an excel- time on and off the court,
lent season, rocking their way
Erin Sanderson says, "TAKE
THAT" to the blockers of
LaGrange. Through the years,
Erin has become one of the hard-
est hitters on the team.
Cross Country Running,
Left; "Oh really?! I'll show you how to throw a javehn!" Katie Sobush is very defensive
when it comes to her javelin throwing.
Above: Sean Hannay hears the blast of the gun and is off for the relay race.
rrack and Field
"No guts, No glory." This runs through the minds of
many athletes, especially those who do the running.
The Cross Country and Track teams put endurance
to the test. They are both very competitive sports,
with one's self. The breaking of a P.R., or personal
record, is a big deal to these athletes. Except in relay
races, the only constant competitor one has is his or
herself. Although running against other teams, the real
thing that runners compete against is the clock. On
the other side of the track are those that participate in
the field events. These events take a lot of strength
and ability. Once again it is a personal field. There
are many athletes who compete in both cross country
and track. This gives them a year-long work out,
keeping them at peak condition. Both are coached
by Bob Unger.
/^bove: The Men's Cross Country Team (1 to r): Matt Pazdemik. Harry Schroeder, Sean Hannay, Dan Keeley, Seth Slocumb, and
Below Left: Cross Country and Track Diva, Jill Orlando, takes a breather after competing in the Beat the Bells race on Oglethorpe
Below Center: Mark Lauman, Josh Saliba, Mark Olas, and Mike Pullen stretch, talk, scuff the ground, and examine the dirt under
finger nails as they wait for Coach Unger to come see them.
Below Right: Erica Millette gives it all she's got as she launches the discus into the air
Kristi Wright poses for a triumphant photo
after recieving recognition for her outstand-
ing performance as an Division III Women's
Heather Baber, Kristi Wright, Amy
Myers, and Beth Barnes display their
lovely 18th hole tattoos.
It's not lust a game lor Old, rich men
Is golf really a sport? Yes!
Although golf is thought to be
a sport for old. rich guys, the
name and age of golf is
changing. The OU golf team
has done a great job of re-
shaping the stereotype of the
golfer. It is no longer a rich
man's sport, nor is it an old
man's game. For that mat-
ter, it is no longer just a
man's sport. Five lovely la-
dies on the team this year,
Heather Baber, Beth Barnes,
Amy Myers, Kristi Wright,
and Katie Bale, broke
through the male boundaries
to show the men and OU
ach Jim Owen oversees Assistant Coach Williams" putting skills,
ping him up to par.
that they had talent. While
freshmen brought in a lot of
new players, they also brought
in a lot of good looks. Each
team member has the appro-
priate "golfer's tans," white
sock lines, white short lines,
and the ever noticeable golfer
shirt line on the arms. Coach
Jim Owen, along with the help
of assistant coach ToUiver Wd-
Uams, and the women's coach.
Angle Milford, brought up
these two great looking teams.
The teams travelled around the
State and the Southeast, as
well as visiting Texas for their
The men's team (left to right):
Drew Farris, Brent Bell,
Jonathan Milford. Mike
Deckert, Jonathan Spurgeon,
Evan Ruggiero, Stan Ripp,
Robert Fink, Jeff Ashmore. and
Men's Basketball: i
Left: "This is my ball, baby!" Chris Wall uses his offensive skills to get the ball down the court.
Right; He shoots and oh, does he score! With an awesome shot like that, Dan Brown leaves his last Homecoming game smihng.
It's All Net
Guided by Coach Jim Owen, the Men's Basketball
Stormy Petrels flew to another successful season.
This was Coach Owen's first year as head of the
Men's Basketball team. The supportive cheerlead-
ers and OU Dancers helped to pump up not only
the crowd, but also the boys. During the Home-
coming game, these great guys played like champs,
keeping the score close and the crowd anticipating.
This very trying sport, not only to the minds and
souls, but also to the knees and other body parts of
the players, requires a lot of dedication and prac-
tice. Our Seniors know this well, Dan Brown, Mike
Deckert, Billy LoPresti, Casey Nunn, and Chris
Wall. These men will be greatly missed as they
hang up their uniforms and trade them for gradua-
tion robes, thus departing the play of OU and head-
ing out for the work of the real world.
Above: "Oh yeah!" Casey Nunn, Josh Podolsky, and Jamie Swindell watch their team dribble and shoot to win.
Bottom Left: "Ooh, ooh, aah, aah," Mike Deckert tries the monkey approach against Southwestern.
Bottom Center: "What's that. Coach?" The players absorb sound advice from Jim Owen.
Bottom Right: Billy LoPresti tries his best to anticipate his opponent's next move.
1 '^ ^tL
Although a sweet and caring RA off court,
when the game is on. Kendra Rimbert dem-
onstrates her ability to stare down the com-
Liz Campbell looks for a receiver
as the opponent tries the nose-
picking strategy to make this bas-
ketball diva slow down.
sheer concentration on Leah Patrick's face makes one quickly
the desire to get in this girl's way on the court.
Off and Dunking with
Girl Power, Style, and
Starting off this season, the
Women's Basketball Team
wanted improvement, and
they got it. Rising from a 9-
15 record last year to a 12-
13 smashing record this sea-
son, the Lady Petrels soared.
This success can be attrib-
uted to the girls' skill and to
their coaching. With the de-
parture of Beth Elbon, Angle
Milford stepped in. Volley-
ball coach Meredyth Grenier
helped as assistant coach.
Their success was aided by
team captains Lisa Boley,
Cheryl Ayers, and Amy
Myers. Since there are no
Seniors on the team, they
must only be destined for suc-
cess in the next year, especially
with players like Kendra
Rimbert. This name automati-
cally conjures images of "win-
ner." During the SCAC con-
ference (8-9), Kendra was
named All-conference, 2nd
team. By her teammates, she
was named Best Offensive. In
addition. Heather Crawford
was honored as Best Defen-
sive, and Heather Baber as
Lady Petrel. These awards
indicate the vitality of this
team and point to renewed suc-
cess for the future. May these
ladies pick up where they left
off: with a victory in the
Let's fly away. The Lady Petrels
are ready to take off on this play.
And take off they did!
Above: Captain Kristen Wentzel raises her hand; she's SURE her squad looks good while performing a routine during Homecoming halftime
Above left: OU Cheerleaders Kristen Wentzel, Allison Osborne, and Cat Dunham make Basketball support signs for Homecoming; Lorie Terry?
Beth Barnes discuss whether or not they're doing a good job; Liz Campbell is skeptical. . . "Hmm. . .let me help."
Jiggy With It!
PE-TRELS, LET'S GO, L-E-T-S-G-0! The enthusiasm
echoing through the Schmidt Center is somewhat conta-
gious. . .but not as contagious as the girls would like for it
to be. However, Captain Kristen Wentzel and five other
peppy OU women have worked very hard to raise the
prestige of the advisorless Cheerleading Squad in the last
year, and have persevered through a barrage of setbacks.
Cheerleading star Kara White's torn ACL definitely put a
damper on their first appearance at Emory, but it didn't
squelch her spirit, and thankfully, she'll be returning to the
squad just in time for next season. And the meek strains of
"Getting Jiggy With It" during the Women's Homecoming
Game, barely audible to the Cheerleaders, much less the
crowd, didn't throw these talented girls offbeat. The mu-
sic returned full force for the Men's game, and these chip-
per girls sprung into action, and sprung Kristen Wentzel
into an elevator. Their stunting capabilities, virtually dead
for the last several years, have exceeded expectations this
season, thanks to what the girls jokingly call the "OU
Cheerleading Powerhouse," Allison Osborne and Molly
Lewis. Oh, the wonders of upper body strength. Hope-
fully, these women will continue to keep up that Petrel spirit
next season; although noncompetitive, this fun varsity sport
is much-appreciated encouragement to the Basketball teams.
'Thanks for all your support," Senior Basketball player Mike
Deckert continually tells these ladies.
Clockwise from left, OU Cheerleaders Allison Osborne, Cat Dunham, Kristen Wentzel, Heather Cordeiro, Molly Lewis, and Mamie Gloon
Get excited-get up and cheer. .
"1 -2-down-up" Cat calls, as Molly and Allison lift Knsten
into proper "Getting Jiggy" posidon; Mamie and Heather
prefer to get jiggy on the ground.
. .get excited-or get out of here !
Dave Hernandez grits his teeth and
winds up. The batter should be scared,
at least from this brutal face.
Swing batta batta, swing! Senior
player. Josh Gazaway, prepares to
hit one out of the ball park.
And then there was light"
Sumner CuUum fields beautifully in the fading afternoon light.
A waste of money? No. The brand
new lights in Hermance stadium are ac-
tually a reflection of the devotion that
Oglethorpe has for its baseball team.
Although the team did not have any
night games this year, the Baseball Pe-
trels look forward to showing off their
new toy to opponents next year. By
that time, they will be able to function
under the spotlight. Okay, time for the
seventh inning copy stretch. Yaawwnn!
Ok, back to the copy. This year, the
baseball team faired out with a good
medium of players, many of whom
shall return next year. Coached by the
beloved Bill Popp, the team is batting
a thousand, with great potential for next
year. In addition, the Budweiser ferret
will begin attending all games to sing
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
"This is what we are going to
do, no ifs, ands, or buts about
it," the OU Petrels plot their
strategy under the direction of
Team Captain James Morelli.
Above Left: 'Tm too sexy for my hat. . .too sexy for my hat. . .what you think about that?"
Coach Groslimond proclaims of his studly OU Tennis cap.
Above: Scott -'Scooter" Stephens pulls off the Jeff "East Coast" Bates victory cheer.
Not riy Swatters, Fly Killers
Many think that hitting a puny yellow-green rub-
ber ball over a 2 foot net takes as much talent as
hitting a fly with a fly swatter. They are ignorant.
The Oglethorpe Tennis players put a lot of effort
and energy into their sport. They enjoy the game
and excel at it, and are rewarded handsomely. The
gratuitous encouragement from the coach is a nice
incentive for busting up the body— and bodily harm
does happen. Heather Zardus, notorious for her
incredible dives, could tell you all about it! When
a puny yellow-green ball and a giant fly-swatter
powered by pure muscle combine, a deadly 100
m.p.h. projectile rockets across the court. When
that projectile hits unsuspecting people, including
the teammates, the screams can be heard through-
out the campus, especially when they hit below
the belt— an unfortunate experience for the brave
ve: Andrew Shahan, Joris van Daalen, Coach Gery Groslimond, and Andras Unger watch fellow players through the safety of the links.
Below Left: Mike Eis shows follow-through on a powerful forehand hit. Watch out for fast, low balls, Mike!
Below Center: Rosa Serulle and Lorie Terry thank Wesleyan for a good game.
Below Right: Senior Tanja Van Der Krabben's power serve knocks the opponent off her feet.
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Dr. Malcolm Amerson
Dr. Keith Aufderheide
yir. Keith Baker
Dr. Charles Baube
Dr. Robert Blumenthal
Dr. William Brightman
Dr. Barbara Clark
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Public Speaking & Comedic Team
Dr. Roberta Deppe
Dr. Markus Fischer
Dr. Bruce & Scott Hetiierington
It was a tough riiyme for Dave. A regular man of the sea, he had been trying to wave the sails all morning. Worse, he had not been able
to get through to his broker about those stares of shock in the aquarium company, and yesterday his son had told him a light why
about growing the mass. To top it all off, Dave's blows started to need whenever he tossed his Lemper. But Dave had no clue that his
bubbles were a trout. Poor Dave. He had inherited his grandfather William's candy hearse. Every sword he weighed came out
scrambled. Yep, old Dave Spooner was truly a blip off the old chock.-Benjamin Leggett, Geek Week's Dark and Stormy Petrel entry
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Dr. Joe Knippenberg
Mrs. Lee Knippenberg
Dr. Nicholas Maher
Dr. Alex Martin
Dr. Douglas McFarland
"She's a looker alright," mused Hank DeLuca as he sidled onto the packed subway, his left hand fondling thoughtfully the uneven iurr
of flesh where his right eyeball should have been, his tight, rigid manhood pressing insistently against the tall blondes smooth, lear
side "and she's wearing one honey of a crucifix."-Amy Katz, Geek Week's Dark and Stormy Petrel entry
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Mr. Lloyd Nick
Mr. Wolfgang Niehues
Dr. Caroline Noyes
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While neither the darl<est of nights the world has even seen, nor the stormiest, it was a dreary enough night of November to be
sufficient for the birthing of monsters.--Dan Heacox, Geek Week's Dark and Stormy Petrel entry
Dr. Patricia Pringle
Mr. Tad Ransopher
Dr. Irwin Ray
Dr. Anne Rosenthal
Dr. Dan Schadler
Dr. William Shropshire
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Dr. Brad Stone
Dr. Linda Taylor
Dr. Deborah Webb
3 wandered endlessly through the gray streets until one day he stumbled upon the dark cavern, drawn in by the sultry jazz music that rolled
ito the street carried on clouds of cigarette smoke with each opening of the thick door.the door which he entered only to find his destiny
1 stage, dressed in red lace and a feather boa, wrapped around a pole, gyrating before him.
-Amanda Regnier,Geek Week's Dark and Stormy Petrel entry
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Financial Aid Team
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Dr. Nancy Kerr
Princess of the Greek Kingdori
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Dean Donald Moore
King of Community Life
Prince of Organizations
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Duke of the Gate House
Food and Beverages
Goddess of Student Life
IVliki Williams and Paul Hudson
Dr. and Mrs. Stanton
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luseum Program Coordinator
Urban Leadership Director
Bookstore Business Manager
he Actress was not enjoying being tied to the concrete slab with less clothing on that could be made from a full size handkerchief. The
roducer said that it was so they could save money on costumes, but she doubted that this was really the case. To make matters worse It was
old, wet,rainy,and overall dreary this day on location. While the crew members and the actors portraying the evil cult members probably
/ere not enjoying the weather either, they were obviously enjoying the effects that it was having on her. Aside from the obvious physical
ignals, several of them would mess up their lines on purpose so they would have to do several retakes.
--Robert Baldwin, Geek Week's Dark and Stormy Petrel entry
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Director of Athletics
Assistant Volleyball Coach
Basketball and Golf Coach
Track & Cross Country Coach
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