Preview of the Week:

This week continues the normal club schedules, and meeting times. Please join CAB for the Jam Session on Thursday night and continue to support our Camel’s this weekend! It may continue to be rainy but that does not stop the wonderful activities that Campbell has planned!


Thursday:

  • 8pm: Jam Session in Shouse

Friday:

  • Charleston Trip 9th-11th

Saturday:

  • 1pm: Men’s Soccer
  • 3pm: Women’s Soccer
  • 6pm: Football Game

Have a great week! Continue to get involved at Campbell and participate in the activities that have been planned for you!

Written By: Rachael Wheeler

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Q&A with Campbell Faces

sarahlhp-13Sarah Roberson, a junior Business Administration Major, from Buies Creek, NC showcases her artwork and her great leadership  skills by opening her own business. Roberson created The Redheaded Camel to express her creativity and utilize her business knowledge.

I focus on academics during the week and catch up on orders and building new collections on the weekends.  You can find me with paintbrushes and a stack of canvases on any break from school!

Q: How did you become interested in art, and at what age?

I have always enjoyed art, but after a serious injury that ended my career as a competitive dancer, I started painting.  Getting to be creative and expressive in a new way was what really helped me to overcome that obstacle. I was a sophomore in high school when I first picked up a paintbrush.  I’ve taken art classes in school, but I have no technical or formal training.

Q: What is your favorite art piece? Please attach a picture of that piece.

IMG_7384This is such a hard question!  Every single canvas I have had the opportunity to paint is infinitely special to me, because each one has allowed me to live my dream another day.  People order canvases as gifts for family and friends, and though I may not ever have the chance to meet the recipient, each canvas is special because it has allowed me to play a part in making that person’s life a little brighter, even if just for an instant.  So, in that regard, it would be impossible for me to pinpoint one favorite over all the rest.  I think Vincent Van Gogh said it best… “There is truly nothing more artistic than to love people.”   However, when I look back over all the pieces I’ve done over the years, the one that stands out the most is the very first canvas I ever painted.  It might seem odd, but it still hangs on my wall to this day.  Every day when I see it, it serves as a reminder of the evolution of my art and the way that a leap of faith has allowed me to make my dreams my reality every single day.  Currently, my favorite piece is a marled 11”x14” that will be featured at Goldston Days in October of this year.

Q: How many states has your artwork been ordered from?

The Redheaded Camel currently has canvases hanging in 37 of the 50 states.  In the past year and a half, over 350 canvases have been shipped and delivered from sea to shining sea.

Q: Are you coming up with any new pieces soon?

The Redheaded Camel’s Harvest Collection was released in early September.  I am constantly dreaming up new pieces, designs, and concepts to add to the collection that’s available year-round on Etsy.  I am launching a very special project at the beginning of October, and of course, the Holiday Collection will be coming soon!

Q: Has Campbell inspired your art in anyway during your time here?

Inspiration is everywhere, if you’re willing to take the time to look for it.  In my three years in the Creek, I have certainly found inspiration.  Right down to the name, The Redheaded Camel will forever bleed orange and black.

Q: Where does most of your inspiration come from?

Inspiration is everywhere.  For me, it comes from the deepest hues of twilight in the fall, the ombre shades of a summer sunset, and the ability I have, through art, to make people smile.

Q:When do you find time to do your artwork?

It’s a balancing act, for sure, but it is so worth it for me.  I focus on academics during the week and catch up on orders and building new collections on the weekends.  You can find me with paintbrushes and a stack of canvases on any break from school!

Q:What would you say to any incoming freshman about “making their mark” here at Campbell?

Chase your dreams.  Don’t be afraid to do something different.  Every awesome thing exists because someone was brave enough to take a leap of faith.  Make waves.  Don’t ever give up.  Whatever you do, do it with your whole heart, and don’t stop until you’re proud.

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Written By: Susana Martinez

Room Of The Week

This new portion of the blog will showcase one dorm room each week. This week the featured room of the week is Haley Pleasant.
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Haley Pleasant, a freshman at Campbell, is a resident in Pat Barker. Her dorm room is character of a true southern belle. It is full of Lily Pulitzer, from the bed spread and pillows to the rug, and nearly everything has a monogram on it. The colors of her room are very bright, cheery, and inviting. Your eyes are immediately drawn, though, to the many pictures strung on the wall. When I asked her about the pictures, Haley said that she “wanted to bring a little piece of home with her.” Above the sink, she has an inspirational quote that reminds her every morning “to follow your arrow wherever it points.”


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While you were Gone… February 6-8

To start off this past weekend was the statue unveiling on Friday at 3 p.m. This last event of Founder’s Week had shirts and cupcakes free to students which made many people come out.  By 2:30 there was a long line of students who wanted to make sure they received a t-shirt of their size.

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Once each student had been given a ticket for a t-shirt and a cupcake or two, the ceremony began.  Descendants of founder J.A. Campbell were there to see the statue of him unveiled.  It was really an exciting thing to have the family of J.A. Campbell with us for the ceremony on February 6th.

That Friday night, students gathered in Carter Gym for Sleepless Nights, a charity dance.  Students were to bring school supplies of an entrance fee of $2 to support local students.  The students danced the night away in their pajamas.

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On Saturday, campus was filled with many students from local middle and high schools for Science Olympiad.  Many Campbell students volunteered by supervising and grading the events.

Greek recruitment also ended this past weekend and our campus now has many new Greek members to different sororities and fraternities.

 

Coming up this week:

Wednesday February 11: Salsa Night at 7 p.m. in the Rumley Center

Thursday February 12: Love Stinks at 7 p.m. in Shouse

Friday February 13: Men and Women’s tennis matches at 2 p.m.  Baseball game at 3 p.m. Dracula Untold will be shown at 9 p.m. in Turner Auditorium.

Saturday February 14: Valentine’s Day!  At 1 p.m. is the women’s basketball game.  At 3 p.m. is a baseball game at at 4 p.m. is the man’s basketball game.

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding

 

Throwback Thursday

The Miss Campbell Pageant is this weekend and there are 9 lovely ladies that will be wearing beautiful dresses and competing.  After taking a peak at the 1994 Pine Burr Yearbook, I discovered some other lovely ladies in pretty dresses.

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These dresses really show their era.  Come to the pageant this weekend to make sure contestants are not wearing gowns with puffy sleeves!  This is the first time in many years that the Miss Campbell Pageant has been held.   They will be bringing it back on Saturday at 8:00 in Turner Auditorium and you don’t want to miss out!

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding 

Hunger and Homelessness Week: A Place to Call Home

This past week was Hunger and Homelessness Week at Campbell University.  There were many different events designed to raise awareness for the homeless.  On Tuesday at 1:30, a documentary was shown in Turner Auditorium.  It was called A Place to Call Home and was made by Rebecca Kenyon, who is from the United Kingdom.  Ms. Kenyon has family in Wilmington and that is where the documentary was filmed.  A Place to Call Home  followed the lives of several homeless people and also people who work to help the homeless.  One man was named Vince and at the beginning of the film he lived under some stairs in a parking garage.  He, along with another character, Jerome, would volunteer at places like churches, or helping clean up the city in order to hopefully receive a job out of it.  Jerome lived under a bridge at the beginning but was forced to move to the woods so people would not see him.  He also attended Cape Fear Community College, but had to drop out due to failing grades.  This leaves a question worth thinking about: Are there people in your class here at Campbell who may be going through something similar?  Or how would you cope with the stress of school without having a place to call your own.

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While you were Gone… September 19-21

This past weekend CAB took a bus load of students to Atlanta, Georgia to go to Stone Mountain, the Coke Factory, and to see a Braves baseball game.  Maybe instead of considering the group gone for the weekend, we can say that they took the CU spirit with them to Atlanta.  As they explored the sights and sounds of Atlanta, I’m sure they couldn’t help but wish they could be at the soccer game getting a pair of free sunglasses.

Saturday evening, students and fans filled the hill at the soccer field to watch the men’s soccer team take on UNCC.  Such a large crowd of people came out that Campbell Athletics were out of  the free sunglasses by 6:10!  Make sure that if you want to receive the free stuff they give out, you get there early.  Even though we lost 6-1, it was still a beautiful night to cheer on the camels.

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The evening prior, students filled Turner Auditorium to watch The Edge of Tomorrow.  It was a movie where Tom Cruise repeatedly battles aliens who are causing a world war.

This Week:

Monday: CAB General Meeting at 5pm in Turner Auditorium

Tuesday: Bacon Day at 7pm in the Rumley Center

Wednesday: Women’s Soccer at 7pm against Appalachian State

Friday-Sunday: Family Weekend

Friday: Volleyball at 7pm against High Point

Beach in the Creek in Academic Circle from 8pm-10pm

Saturday:  CAB: Autumn Festival 1pm-4pm in Academic Circle

Women’s Soccer at 1pm against Liberty

Men’s Soccer at 3:30 against Davidson

Football at 6pm against Valparaiso

Written By: Hannah Gooding