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During the 2007-08 basketball season they used the statistical
program, DakStats, to broadcast statistical information. In March,
they launched the program AudioCast, to broadcast baseball and
softball games over the Internet. Baseball coach Darren Munns
helped Vittone get the program running.
“Thanks to the perseverance of our Coach Munns, we have been
able to provide a way for the families of our student-athletes to
listen to the games when they can’t be at the event.”
Josh Ganson, head women’s soccer coach, helps run the play-by-
play. So far, it’s been a major success and they plan to offer it at
more sporting events in the future. “Early feedback of our AudioCast
has been very positive, and we hope the family and friends listening
continue to tune-in.”
William Woods Selects
Inaugural Courtwarming Court
A new tradition was begun Feb. 2, when the Inaugural
Courtwarming King and Queen were announced between the
men‘s and women’s basketball games. Members of the court (left to
right) were Breanna Gustke, Da'kari Shelby, Kathryn Best, Jeff
Smith, Lydia Gaboury (queen), Adam Reed (king), T.J. Quick,
Cody Morrow, Sarah Anderson and Clint Presley. Throughout
the week, WWU's Student Alumni Council sponsored events to
encourage school spirit.
The GodPod: Biblical Wisdom On The Go
Nowadays it seems like people can’t go any place without
their iPods. William Woods University Chaplain, Travis Tamerius,
is hoping the same holds true for GodPod. Tamerius started an
innovative program, GodPod, on the WWU campus. Tamerius
wants to show students just how relevant ancient scripture and
wisdom from the Bible are today.
News The Woods
Fraternities “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes“
By Bradley Dempsey ’08
On April 5, Phi Gamma
Delta and Pi Kappa
Alpha collaborated
to raise money for the
Coalition Against Rape
and Domestic Violence
(CARDV) by strutting their
stuff in high heels for the
innaugural, “Walk a Mile
in Her Shoes“ fundraiser
at William Woods
University.
Six members of Phi Gamma Delta, 10 members of Pi Kappa Alpha
and several university employees took part in the walk.
Participants wore a variety of high heels, including red pumps, pink
sandals, brown sling backs, heels with straps and knee-high boots.
The one-mile course wove all around campus. As the walk started, a
few tough guys decided they would
sprint
to the fnish line; however,
about 100 feet into the race, their pace slowed to a painful shuffe.
About halfway through the walk, I felt I had mastered the technique–
keeping my weight on my toes. As we approached Senior Lake
Bridge to the Finish Line at Dulany Auditorium, I challenged the
walkers to, “Finish strong!” and sprinted up the hill in my too-big
heels. I can honestly say, it was the most painful “fnish“ I had
experienced in all my years of running.
I managed to kick my legs, cutting them, and had rub burns from the
straps and bruises on my feet. Untimately, it was a good experience.
If it takes a bunch of fraternity men wearing high heels to raise
awareness about the travesty of sexual assault and domestic
violence, then that’s a small price to pay to support our community.
Woods Sports Broadcasting Goes High Tech
The William Woods University athletic department recently started
broadcasting events online. Viewers can keep track of live stats
throughout a game, while receiving constant updates as if they
were there in person. Discussion began about a year ago when
Jason Vittone was hired as sports information director. “While we
are not able to cover every athletic contest, we hope this feature will
broaden the appeal of our athletics programs,” said Vittone.