Volume 95, Issue 60

Friday, January 18, 2002
 
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NEWS

Drug test rocks Mustangs

Candidates resume called into question

Lunn new Orientation Officer

Soph sues Shinerama

Prof: animal organs could be alternative

Speaker motivates poor

News Briefs

Lunn new Orientation Officer

By Erin Conway-Smith
Gazette Staff


As newly-appointed Orientation officer for the 2002 O-week program, Chris Lunn – in typical soph fashion – is already sleep-deprived and kind of hyper.

Lunn, a fourth-year engineering and political science student, was notified by a telephone call at 4 a.m. Wednesday that he had been selected from seven potential candidates.

"Anticipation kept me up before and adrenaline kept me up afterwards," he said.

Lunn was an O-staff member this past year, a head soph for Essex Hall in his third-year and an engineering soph in second-year.

After an unsuccessful run for the O-officer position last year, Lunn said he knew he was not ready for the job. "I realized how unqualified I was for the job at the time," he said.

He said he is excited to select his O-staff team and wants people who are not in it for the glory or publicity, but for their passion and love of the Orientation program.

Wes Brown, VP-student affairs for the University Students' Council, said he selected Lunn for his "incredible list of experience and his excellent work on O-staff this year."

Brown said Lunn's first order of duty will be to choose his O-staff and assign their respective portfolios.

Outgoing O-officer Stephanie Zonneville will be charged with "transitioning" Lunn for the remainder of the semester, Brown said.

Lunn was selected because of his leadership abilities and involvement in O-week activities over the last three years, Zonneville said. "He may not be well-known, but that is not relevant to the job."

Zonneville said she does not think Lunn will have to worry too much about battling with administration in order to secure O-week.

"I'm happy for Chris and I know he will do a great job.

–with files from Jessica Leeder and Kristina Lundblad


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