They’re Here!

The 2014 Pine Burr Yearbook has officially arrived on campus.  The book features thousands of photos and pictures of life at Campbell during the past year.  They’re free to main campus undergrads!


The staff will be distributing books during the following times and locations: Monday, April 21 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm,  Fellowship Commons Tuesday, April 22 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fellowship Commons Wednesday, April 23 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fellowship Commons Friday, April 24 – May 2, Student Life Center   Pick up your book today!


Rising From Ashes


Exactly a week ago was the Lecture Symposium at Campbell University.  Lynch Auditorium was completely filled and there was even an overflow room of students who came to watch the documentary Rising From Ashes.  What was really great was that the director, T.C Johnstone, was also there to answer questions and provide background for the movie.  

The night started out with refreshments of pita chips and dip before Dr. Truffin stood up and introduced director T.C. Johnstone.  Johnstone explained the background history of Rwanda, where the documentary takes place.  Rwanda had a time period of 100 days that was traumatic for the country.  During this 100 days in 1994, one million people were killed in a feud between two tribes.  However, the history for Rwandan bikers goes back farther than that.  The documentary explained how their bodies are the perfect shape for bikers.  

The movie began with American biker, Tom Richey, finding out how there was great potential in the people of Rwanda to be bikers and he invited his fellow biker, Jock Boyer to help pick out and train people to be part of the Rwanda bike team.  As the team was formed, the bikers grew very close to each other even though they were from different tribes.  The country bonded together over watching this team compete in international competitions.  The bike team helped heal the country of its wounds from the genocide.

When the documentary was finished, a short Q&A with Johnstone took place.  Questions that were asked included how long did the film take and how much did it cost.  He said it was about $800,000 and took five years to complete the movie.  As students gushed over the long period of time and the amount of money, Johnstone explained how you can’t let something stop you including money and time because if you believe and pursue your dreams, it will work.  He then encouraged the students to look past college and to look beyond at the big picture of what you want to accomplish in life.  The night did not just portray the change in a country, but a change in how students at Campbell view their lives.


Written by Hannah Gooding

Q&A With Campbell Faces

Nathan Norris is a sophomore from Whiteville, NC. He is a Kinesiology major.

What is an interesting fact about you?

I love to hunt. Sometimes I even rush home to be able to go hunting. I will even study for school in my deer stand.

What has been your favorite moment at Campbell?
When our exercise club went to Defy Gravity in Durham, NC

What do you want to do after you graduate?

I plan on going to physical therapy school.

What is your favorite food?

Grilled deer meat wrapped in bacon (who wouldn’t love it?!)

Who is your inspiration and why?

Jesus because of my strong Christian faith.

What has been your hardest class thus far?

Two part anatomy It was a lot of information to retain.

Do you have a hobby or favorite way to spend down time?

I enjoy exercising, hunting, archery, and playing guitar.

Interview by Ashley Howerton

Q & A With Campbell Faces

 Blake Betts, from Duncan, NC, is a senior as a double major in Christian Ministry and Communication Studies.

blake betts

What is an interesting fact about you? I love to play softball! I have been playing since I was 16 and I play for Baptist Grove Baptist Church and the Peak City Believers.

What has been your favorite moment at Campbell? Beating the Divinity school in the Annual Taylor Cup Softball game my Junior Year

What do you want to do after you graduate? I would love to be a part time youth pastor while working in marketing

What is your favorite food? I don’t really have a favorite food but my favorite type of food is Italian

Who is your inspiration and why? I know this is cliché at a Baptist school ,but Christ is my inspiration. He is the source of my joy and He is the one who has granted me salvation even though I can never earn it.

What has been your hardest class thus far? Academically? Probably Philosophy. As far as challenging? I’d have to say Ministry Practicum because it was my first opportunity to work with a youth group full time.

Do you have a hobby or favorite way to spend down time? I love to play guitar and cook. Yes, I am a man who can cook. Everyone should know how to cook. Interview by Ashley Howerton

An Ethical Case

Ethics Bowl Fall 2013

Five students from Campbell University participated in a regional ethics debate competition this past weekend hosted by the Clemson University, SC. The Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is an annual event, coordinated by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

Campbell’s Ethics Bowl Team was represented by Joanna D’Ancona, a senior Communication Studies Pre-Law major, James Demmel, a senior Religion major, Clayton Harrington, a senior History / Religion major, Diamond Leggett, a senior Biology Pre-Professional major, and Marisa Linton, a senior Communication Studies major . Dr. Adam English and Dr. Ken Vandergriff, both from the Department of Religion and Philosophy, served as team coaches.

At the beginning of the semester, teams received and prepared 15 cases dealing with thorny moral dilemmas that range from medical controversies to social policy and interpersonal relationships. Earlier this year, Campbell hosted Montreat College for a full Saturday of mock-debates as part of their preparation for the Mid-Atlantic competition.

“At the Mid-Atlantic this past weekend, we debated against University of Maryland, Clemson, and Duke,” Dr. English reported. “The judges were very impressed with the quality of our arguments and gave us high marks.” Students had to articulate moral theory, answer questions from judges and opposing teams clearly, and think through tough issues quickly.

The Campbell team has one more competition left on their schedule for February 2014. The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, or NCICU, will sponsor an Ethics Bowl competition for the 36 non-profit, private schools in the state of North Carolina. This year, as last year, the Campbell University School of Law will host the event.

“Students interested in participating on the team next year should talk to myself or Dr. Vandergriff,” Dr. English said. “We are always looking for new talent and fresh ideas.”

Throwback Thursday

At football and basketball games, we all expect to see enthusiastic fans, cheerleaders, and Gaylord. We also can count on the band being there to pump the crowd up. They always do a phenomenal job. The photo below is from 1912.  What a neat group captured in time!

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By: Ashley Howerton and Marisa Linton

Q and A with Campbell Faces

Stacie Wuske is a senior in Elementary Education. She is from Hampstead, NC.

 q &A stacie
What is an interesting fact about you?
 I was an extra in One Tree Hill
What is your  favorite moment at Campbell?
The spring break trip to Disney World my sophomore year.
What is your favorite way to spend your “free” time?
 Watching movies or sleeping!
What do you want to do after graduating?
I want to find a teaching job around this area and have a successful career and life.
What is your favorite food?
Who is your inspiration and why?
My inspiration would be my mother. She has been through a lot in her life. She had a heart attack my freshman year and it scared me to death. Since that terrifying day, my mom has been motivated to live a healthier life and made a promise to enjoy the small things in life. She always perseveres and gives her all. That is why she is my inspiration.
What is has your hardest class been thus far?
Practicum! Practicum is when senior education majors spend half their day at a school and then come back to Campbell for classes. It is very, very, very time consuming. Trying to balance that, school work, and a social life is tiring. Time management has been a struggle for me.
Interview by Ashley Howerton