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Marcia Mitchell Chosen Apple Blossom Princess Marcia Mitchell has been chosen to represent Longwood in the 42nd Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester May 1, 2, and 3. More than 150,000 people from everywhere flock to the "Apple Capital" each spring for this event when the vast orchards of the region are pink and white against the new green of the hills and the Shenandoah Valley is at its loveliest. Marcia, along with princesses from colleges and universities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, will participate in this annual festival, which this year features Ed McMahn of the Johnny Carson Show as Grand Marshall. The first event is the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah the 42nd. This will take place Thursday, May 1, at 2 Alpha Delia Pi and Alpha Phi Representatives Review Rush program with Mrs. Woodburn. Long-wood's p.m., and will be preceded by a musiPanhellenir sponsor and Mary Lou VYhitehead, head of LC's Panhel. cal program and the Pageant of SpringMARCIA MITCHELL time entitled "Happy Holidays." Later the Queen and her court will review special dinner given them by the parthe Fireman's Parade, and, after a ents of the maids of honor of the dinner for the court, they wiU attend court. In addition there will be concerts, the Queen's Ball. tours, exhibits, the Apple Blossom Friday afternoon the princesses Twirling event, the Antique Car Meet, will ride in the Grand Feature Parade which boasts 60 floats and 90 bands. and the Shenandoah County Music JubiFounder's Day tor the Longwood their hospitality and the friendly wel- two sororities which will move into the Another dance is scheduled for the lee. A committee of faculty, adminisbaptera of Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha come which they received. new dorm. princesses Friday night following a tration, and student representatives Phi sororities is not far off. At the other end of first floor selected three nominees for this honor. The tentative si hedule fur the spe- Stubbs are the representatives of AlThey were chosen on the basis of pha Phi sorority, Shelly Sutherland, a lal i i"itv rush is as follows: their academic standing, their contriWednesday, February 19,4:00-6:00, graduate student from the University butions to Longwood, and their attracof Oklahoma, and Margaret Berger, a 11 .iti n tea in l.ankford; tiveness. These names were submitted Friday, February 21, 7:00-9:00, transfer student from Roanoke College to the officials of the Apple Blossom Open H'uise in French YWCA room- for this semester. The Alpha Phi repFestival and the final selection was Alpha Delta Pi, Games room —Alpha resentatives will receive help during made by a committee on which there their parties in the old Games room in Phi; was student representation. Saturday, February 22,10:00-12:00, French from alumnae from all over Marcia, an elementary education Parties; Virginia, plus chapters from the Unimajor from Emporia, is presently Sunday, February 23, 2:00-3:00, versity of Maryland and Roanoke Colstudent teaching in Colonial Heights. lege. 3d5-4:19, Bnfertatial Parties; She is serving as president of Geist Shelly and Margaret said they were Monday, February 24, Noon, Prefthis year, vice-chairman of the Honors erential signing with Mrs Woodburn, thoroughly impressed by the friendliCouncil and is a member of the Aca5:00, Bids given out, and 7:00, Pledg- ness and sisterly atmosphere they had demic Affairs Committee. She was felt at Longwood. Shelly, who is a field ing. named to Who's Who in American The two representatives of Alpha secretary for Alpha Phi from Dallas, Colleges and Universities earlier this Delta Pi on campus are Emily Calla- commented, "It seems as though everyyear. Marcia also claims membership han and Nam y Roach, both sophomore one on campus feels a special sorority in Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Psi Omega, transfers from Queens College in North bond to each other with the Honor Code the Young Republicans, the Student Carolina for this semester. signing as an initiation.'' Education Association, and the LongApproximately fifty girls have preThey will be aided during their parwood Players. tH in the old YWCA room by chap- registered so far and the representater.' from Queens College, East Caro- tives are looking forwardtoa very good lina, West Liberty, and North Caro- rush. Although upper classmen are lina, when asked fni comment on their needed for this rush to become char11\ .it 1 niigwood, bith Nancy, an Eng- ter members, both sororities will rush lish major from North Carolina, and again in April along with the other Emily, a history major from South nine sororities for charter pledges. Carolina, agreed they wanted to take The two new sororities will be housed the opportunity to thank everyone for in Stubbs next year in place of the

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Laboratory School At Longwood Will Be Third In The State

Y.W.C.A. Sponsors A Speaker, Rabbi Berlin Talks On Judaism By MARY ALICE CARMODY "What Evtrjf Christian Should Know About Judasim," a lecture, will be given In Itabbi Donald Berlin Wednesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. in the ABC room nf l.ankford. On Thursday, February 20, the rabbi will be in the

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Rotunda for informal discussion from 10 until noon. In the afternoon he will visit various classes. His visit is being sponsored by the Longwood Y.W.C.A. Rabbi Donald R. Berlin was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Toronto. He attended the University of Toronto and while there, Wl member of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation and the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. In 1961 he received his B.A. Degree in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. Receiving his B.H.L. Degree in 1965, he was ordained at Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Berlin is spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel, Roanoke. He has served congregations in Columbus, Ohio, Ocala, Florida, and Staunton, Virginia. He also serves as the Jewish Chaplain at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Salem, Virginia. For two years the rabbi was principle of Temple Sinai Hebrew School. The rabbi is lecturing under the auspices of the Jewish Chautauqua Society which creates a better understanding of Jews and Judaism through education. The Jewish Chautauqua Society is sponsored b National Foundation of Temple Brotherhoods.

LonRuood's Contestant in the National GLAMOUR Best-Dress Competition is sponsored by the freshman class.

Freshman Donna Gleason Named Glamour's Best Dressed At L.C. The title of Longwood's Miss Glamour 1969 was won by Miss Donna Blake Gleason, il by the Freshman class. The 19 year old member of the freshman class is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Gleason of Jackson Farm Rotd loHoptwell, Vnginia. While .itten I veil High School, she was Homecoming Queen and a Junior Miss contestant. Donna la an Art major and plans t fatten altar graduation. Her side inter«' ti Include any form of artwork, riding hoi I a special interest in guitar ami folk mi In the contest each girl modeled

two outfits. As a campus outfit, Donna modeled a camel sweater-shirt with a brown tan and brown plaid culottes. As an evening outfit Donna modeled a navy crepe dress with white polka and circular sleeves from the elbow. She Obtained tbt red white and blue effect with navy and red shoes and red and white beads. Donna was completely surprised on winning this title after having only been on campus since September. This title enal to send two 8x10 pictures witti a 500 word essay on campus and community get) for the judging of America's ollege girl .

In September 1970, Longwood College will become the third college in the state of Virginia to institute a Laboratory School in order to improve the calibre of its future teachers. The future laboratory school was formally authorized by the last General Assembly. The plans were then submitted to a vote in the state bond referendum of last fall and were consequently passed. The new building, expected to cost around $630,000, is to be built near the top of South Main and Race Streets. The building is going to be equipped with many of the newest ideas in education. The ideas In the planning include a closed circuit television system and a one-way viewer which will enable Longwood students to observe teaching methods without disturbing classroom activities. The school is being designed to hold about 200 students, ranging in grades from kindergarten through the seventh grade. Mr. E. Lee Land, a member of the Department of Education, Psychology, and Philosophy lias been named director of Longwood's future laboratory school. Mr. Land is very enthusiastic and optomistic about the future addition to LoafWOOd, He says, ' It is anticipated that the Laboratory School will become an integral part of the college, and make vital contributions to many areas of its academic program. Mr. Land also stated "that in order for the Laboratory School and the college to benefit from each other, much planning and evaluation on the part of the faculty will bene> sary."


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Longwood College, Farmville, Va ,

February 19, 1969

Midterm Estimates To Be Discontinued By Faculty Action

Better Relations? One week ago tonight, a large number of Longwood students boarded the college bus, bound to a mixer at our neighboring, male establishment for higher learning We were invited to enjoy the "freerer" spirits, and were informed that the boys were "really psyched up" over a mid-week gathering with girls Let's face it There are approximately three Longwood girls to every Hampden-Sydney boy Consequently, at a mixer, the law of averages predicts a similar turn-out For those who were disappointed over the small male turn-out, remember — those gentlemen knew there would not be free set-ups Too bad so many girls were "mysteriously" misinformed' Althouqh a college atmosphere permits both academic and social qrowth, it has been suggested that another such mixer with Hampden-Sydney should be more organized — with an estimated, equal number participants from each school. — E C. B.

Mid-semester estimates are now a thing of the past -that is, if you are an upperclassman in good standing. On recommendation of a studentfaculty committee, the faculty has voted a change in the system of midsemester estimates that will be effective this semester. In the past, estimates were given to all students; in the future they will be given to freshmen and students on academic probation. The committee also added that an upperclassman making a D or an F at mid-.-emester will be notified. The committee said that the main reason for changing the present system was to relieve the "exam week;; that has preceded the distribution of mid-semester grades. They believed that this added to the work schedule of both students and faculty. The recommendation to continue giving estimates to freshmen was made, because it was felt that they needed to be tested and informed periodically as to their progress. The change from high school to college study schedules is a major step, and the committee and the faculty agreed that freshmen need to be given semester estimates. The new system, which was presented by a student committee of Jeanette Bickings and Barbara Roukema and headed by Mr. Rubley, will be effective this semester

The Best Plans Of College Students Often Go Astray By Linda Shepherd For those of you who are counting, there are exactly 27 days until Spring Break. That's not including weekends, of course, but who's counting them these days anyway? Thought about where you're going yet? Now if you're a freshman, there's no need to explain. You're going home, of course. Sophomores? After three days at home last Spring Break, remember how you swore that you'd head anywhere but home next year? You know, the Bahamas, Dillwyn anywhere! Juniors. . .ah yes, last year's bout with the hotel manager, the police, and your blind date "from Harvard," renewed your dying love for home sweet home. What could a senior returning from student teaching possibly do for excitement? Move enough essentials back to Longwood for eight more weeks, naturally. Besides, after they've moved in, they'll have the run of the dorms to work off that post student teaching - prefreedom tension. By some chance, you may not have even thought about what to do during Spring Break, or as they say atM.l.T., "intercession." If you think it's too early to start planning for the warm sands, you're in danger of losing your blanket space. It seems that Fort Lauderdale's city manager would like to take this opportunity to remind you that he's already making plans for you, even if you're not. Ft. Lauderdale officials have devised the perfect formula for a pleasant Florida spring vacation. Unfortunately for some hopefuls, these suggestions don't exactly jive with the "Beach Party" movie vision of sleeping on the beach with a bottle in each hand. Actually these rules are not unusually harsh, but they are very specific. Those of you who plan to go to Ft. Lauderdale for some innocent fun, here is a checklist: 1) Make sure you have a housing reservation. There will be no sleeping on the beaches and camping is restricted to trailer parks. 2) All laws concerning those under 21 still apply. Drinking in the open is prohibited and anyone found intoxicated, using narcotics, using false identification, making unnecessary noise, or guilty of disorderly conduct will be arrested and prosecuted. 3) Parents and school officials of all students arrested will be officially notified. Now, about the rest of you, those who are looking for fun, (not necessarily innocent), the city manager re-

minds you that conviction on any charge will establish a permanent police record of your actions. If you are concerned by the limitations of these guidelines, remember, sun bathers will not be prosecuted. You'd better make sure that your suntan oil has a low alcohol content, though, or else avoid using it in the open. Also, in keeping with the city father's desire that everyone, including the policemen, have a pleasant vacation, swimming will be permitted, and all public beaches will be kept open. Could it be that those carrying student identification cards will not be allowed in restaurants or grocery stores? I wouldn't worry. After all, even college students have to eat. If you're too broke for the Bahamas and too leery of Ft. Lauderdale, remember, Virginia Beach is only 150 miles away. The climate's not as nice in early April as points farther South, but it is the world's largest resort and let's face it, it just may be your last one!

H-SCStages'Fringe; Presenting Satires On Society, Politics Wednesday and Thursday nights the Hampden-Sydney Jongleurs succes fully staged "Beyond the Fringe" in Jarman Auditorium. Undoubtedly, the Jongleurs should be commended for undertaking such ademandingproject. This production was not like the normal two or three act plays we usually expect to see. It consisted of short skits, each with its own critical and satirical comments on society, politics or religion. John Adams, Warren Fulton, Randy Hallman, and Jim Rhodes were at their best. Each exhibited a versatility in changing character from one skit to another. Jim, the pianist of the group, intermittently entertained, thus providing a pleasant transition. The informal relationship between the actors and the audience greatly added to the atmosphere enveloping the performance. The set, like the actors, proved quite adaptable to the necessary quick changes. The actors' confidence and enthusiasm plus the directing of Frank Faust combined to provide a most entertaining evening.

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Hathaway And Rouillard Exhibition Reflects Feelings Of Time And Place Now, through the end of February in the Library Exhibit Room is an interesting exhibit of paintings done by Walter Hathaway and Paul Rouillard, both members of the art department. Mr. Hathaway's work is mainly done in oils with some in oil crayon or ink. One of the most interesting paintings in Hathaway's exhibit is an oil entitled "March III", done in various shades of green, orange, and blue. The technique used makes the viewer look twice to confirm the fact that he has done the painting in oils, not oil crayon Another picture, this one really done in oil crayon, is "February HI", appropriate for this month. It has the pleasing effect of soft tones of pink, violet, orange, blue, silver, and gold. Mr. Hathaway says of his work: "The drawings and paintings which I have chosen to exhibit reflect my feelings regarding the times andplaces around me. Most of the compositions do not refer specifically; but generally to months or seasons of the year, the countryside between Scottsvilleand Charlottesville, and local phenomena. None of the compositions depict recognizable images; some viewers will see forms that suggest rocks and boulders and some will see textures that remind them of ice, bark, leaves and sand. "I have used colors, textures, lines, and masses which give aesthetic form to October, March, February and other months. I have not tried to be obscure, rather I have tried to be honest and sensitive in my work " Contrasting with Mr. Hathaway's depiction of months and places is Mr. Rouillard's commercial paintings. One example is his "Descent from the Cross" with "New York Times Extra Edition" written on it and the headlines, "Jesus Murdered." Nothing needed is lacking; even the 10? cost of the "Times" is included. Another of his paintings on the same theme is an oil and acrylic painted in silver, yellow, and blue with a woman weeping over a dead man done in pencil and the sign above, "Bath House Closes 7 PM." It is "Pieta 1968." Aside from the religious theme is hisbrightly painted "Air Mail" in reds, yellows, and blues. The postmark is Manchester, N. H., where Mr Rouillard was born. This acrylic painting even includes a po; tage due of 10?. Mr. Rouillard states: "At this time, I am interested in an uncritical reflection of our environment. I consider it as a breath of fresh air to be able to compose a classic theme like, for instance, 'A Pieta' I new humanism with boldcommeri ul colors giant scale and a detach-

ment from moral values or accepted channels And yet it implies a determined optimism, an optimism against odds, an optimism with our fabulous twentieth century.'' Mr. Hathaway, born in Norfolk, received the B. F. A. in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and the M.S. in Art Education from Florida State University, Tallahassee. He has taught at Azalea Junior High School, Norfolk, and Lake City Junior College, Lake City, Florida, before coming to Longwood as Assistant Professor of Art He has had one-man exhibitions at Virginia Commonwealth University, Barksdale Theater, Thomasville Arts Guild, Thomasville, Ga., and Lake City Junior College. Mr. Rouillard has studied at the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, Manchester, N. H., and Boston College. He received his B.A. degree from St. Anselm's College, Manchester, and his M.F.A. from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. While working for his M.F.A. degree, Mr. Rouillard accepted a career conditional appointment at the Smith-

New Dept. Heads: Dr. Scott, Science; Mr. Nunn, Language Two changes in department chairmen were announced last week by Dean Blackwell. Dr. Brumfield, who has served as head of the Department of Natural Sciences for many years, has asked to be relieved of his duties. Dr. Brumfield wishes to devote more time to his research and to teaching. Concerning the change in department heads, Dean Blackwell stated, "In a survey last year, our graduating seniors voted that the science department was the best department on campus. This is a great tribute to Dr. Brumfield's ability. Under his leadership the Natural Sciences has become one of the strongest in the college." Dean Blackwell also announced that Dr. Marvin Scott has been appointed acting chairman of the Department of Natural Sciences. Another change in department chairmen has been made in the language department. Because of sickness, Mrs. Garnjost has asked for a leave of absence for this semester and Mr. Nunn has assumed the administrative duties in her absence.

sonian Institution as an exhibits specialist and later designer. In 1962 he was an illustrator for the Agency for International Development, State Department. Prior to coming to Longwood, he was art instructor at Marygrove College, Detroit, and served as chairman of the art department of Southern Seminary Junior College. Mr. Rouillard has exhibited his work in New England, Michigan, and Washington, D. C.

French Films Here Provide Support For Summer Study A series of French films are being brought here for the enjoyment of all. "Les Francophiles" of Longwood College are sponsoring these to provide scholarships for the summer study program in France which will be led by Mr. Wayne K. Nunn of our Foreign Language department. Most of these French films will have English subtitles. All are being shown at 7:30 p.m. in Jeffers Auditorium at a nominal admission fee. Their excellence has been praised by "Time" and "The New Yorker." To date, only two have been shown: "The Red Balloon," a colorful children's fantasy, and more recently "Le Rouge et le Noir" (The Red and the Black) by the famous Stenhal. This is the story of an opportunist's career and also the story of class society in nineteenth century France which offers the individual little opportunity to rise above his background. The first of the coming attractions, "Compartiment-Tuer" (The SleepingCar Murder), a "whodunit" murder mystery, will appear March 12,13,and 14. On March 19 and 20, two films wiU be shown. "Bulles de Savon" (Soap Bubbles) satirizes Hitler and the "ersatz" economic illusions fostered by the Nazi regime. The second is "Desastres de la Guerre" (Disasters of War), a collection of Goyd's etchings. April 23 and 24 will bring "French Film History." An informal discussion has been planned to accompany L' Annee Derniere a Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) on May 12, 13, and 14. Finally, on May 20, 21, and 22, the last of the exciting series will be a "potpourri" of documentary and art films. Patronize these excellent films and support the summer study program abroad. By: Ann Becht

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Longwood Fencers Attend Tournament, Schedule Meets

Gymnastics Team Resumes Practice; Attends Clinic The gymnastics club has resumed it's practice this semester with new interests. The girls are working harder, and hurting more, since practice is now three nights a week starting at 7 p.m. Practices generally consist of 15 students, and anyone interested in practicing, exercising, and learning is welcome to come. At present, the girls are working diligently on routines on the various apparatus in preparation for their first meet. The meet will be held here at Longwood on March 8 with Start ford College of Danville. Thl is the first year Longwood has had a gymnastic team and the coach, Miss Fath, is overwhelmingly pleased with the response and the team's progress. "The girls we have are working hard. Ability is not as important as interest and willingness to try," she states. The girls have also been investigating the judging techniques of gymnastics. They have been attending vari-

ous meets to observe, and some have even participated in judging. Jo Mottley and Debbie Ellenbrand attended an AAU gymnastic meet in Richmond where they both judged various events. Eight others: Maxine Stone, Jo Mottley, Nedra Distel, Susie Marsh, Debbie Morris, Pam Harrison, Debbie Ellenbrand and Nancy Fowlkes, are preparing themselves to judge events at the State Regional Meet in Arlington on March 15. There was a judging clinic the week end of February 15 in Newport News that the girls attended to obtain further techniques and practice in judging gymnastic events. The girls have shown great interest, enthusiasm and progress and Longwood is proud to have these girls rep resent her as a gymnastic club. So please don't forget to put March 8 on your calendar and come see your first gymnastic team in competition. The girls with all their bumps and bruises would greatly appreciate your support.

Rumor Spreads About Increase, Present Tuition Rate Explained Have you heard the rumor that fees for next year are being raised to a fabulous sum? If you have, don't worry because it is just a rumor. A report from the business office shows that in a comparative breakdown, the cost of living for Longwood students is rising $55 for the '69-'70 school session. When comparing the costs for the '68-

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'69 session to those for next year the figures for in-state students are as follows: '68-'68 *69-'70 Tuition $340 $340 Post Office Fee 1 1 Dining Fee 360 370 Dormitory Fee 311 356 Laundry Fee 40 40 Infirmary Fee 33 33 Construction Fee 30 30 Activities Fee 30 30 TOTAL $1145 $1200 It is apparent by the chart that the rumor is true in the fact that the cost of living in the dormitory will be higher next year. The increase is due to the construction of the high-rise dorm that will open next fall, and it has become a fact of life that we must pay more for better living conditions. Any student who wishes to know how this increase will affect the cost of summer school may obtain information from the business office.

Summer Sessions Offered Abroad: Graduates Of '69 A number of British universities have combined since 1948 to arrange annually a special program of summer schools providing primarily for the needs of graduate students from the universities of America, Europe and the British Commonwealth. For 1969 summer schools are offered under a joint program at Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and at the two capital cities of London and Edinburgh. Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama will be studied in Stratford-upon-Avon: the history, literature, and the arts of seventeenth-century England will be the subject of the Oxford school; at Edinburgh, four Scottish universities will jointly present a study of the history, literature and philosophy of eighteenth - century Britain; and the theme of the London school will be English literature from the end of the first world war to the present. The coursesaredesignedforgraduate students, including teachers in universities and schools and for undergraduate students who will have completed their degrees by June, 1969. For more information, check the Day Students' bulletin board.

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Longwood Stomps R-M Down MWC, Sweet Briar During the lapse of time since the last issue of "The Rotunda," the Longwood Varsity Basketball team has been hard at work racking up honors for L.C. In the three past games, (Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg), Longwood downed all opponents soundly with a high leading score. Lynn Coleman, a sophomore physical education major, was high scorer in all three games. Longwood met with its third win of the season Saturday, February 8, as the varsity basketball teams I and II downed Sweet Briar College. Playing at 10:00 in the morning didn't seem to bother the "Big Blue and White" as the first team took its victory. The game was slow-moving at times, But Longwood's fast breaks and Sweet Briar's fouls put the points on the score board. At half time, Longwood's first team led 21-16. The final score was 49-36. Lynn Coleman scored 22, Freda Lunsford, 9. The second team rolled to an impressive, but easy, 48-22 victory. Judy Turner led the team with fast breaking and expert lay-ups. Her driving and shooting gave her 11 points.

Mary Tolley scored high with 18 points. On the home court Tuesday night, Longwood's basketball team defeated Randolph Macon's Woman's College 50-31. Lynn Coleman led all scorers with 16 points. Teammates Betty King.Judy Turner, and Freda Lunsford had 11, 9, and 7 points respectively. High scorer for Randolph-Macon was Faith Davidson with 9 points. Due to the defensive play of Linda "Moose" Atkinson and Carolyn Thompson, Randolph-Macon was held to only 13 points the first half. In the second game, Longwood defeated Randolph-Macon 39-31. Barbara Snellings had 10 points and Anne Poust led Randolph-Macon with a total of 12 points. Humiliating Mary Washington College 66-30, the Longwood basketball team won its fifth straight game Saturday. Lynn Coleman was, again, high scorer for the "Blue and Whites." Freda Lunsford had 16 points for Longwood, while Kay Thiel had 15 for the visitors. In the second game, the Longwood team lost. After a hard-fought game by the score 34-32. Barbara Snellings had 14 points for Longwood, and Sue Cross had 15 points for Mary Washington.

Longwood Assistant Professor Quoted In Chemical Journal In the January issue of Journal of Chemical Education "Nuclear Isomers produced by Cobalt-60 Irradiation," an article written by Joseph Law, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was published. This article, based on Law's research supported jointly by the National Science Foundation and U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, tells how the nuclear excited states are formed by photon scattering. In the article a new gamma-ray scintillation spectrum is shown and the applications of the radioactivity of the metastable isomers are discussed. Another publication entitled "The Silver Nitrate Dosimeter," of the chemistry professor, is now in press and will appear in Health Physics, the official journal of the Health Physics Society. This paper, based on his research done in Oak Ridge National Laboratory last summer, will describe how silver and its compounds may be

used as a novel device, by means of nuclear photoeffect, to measure the high intensity radiation fields, which can not be determined successfully by other chemical methods. During his stay in Oak Ridge last summer Law also participated in the Neutron Activation Analysis course at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His participation was supported by the Longwood College Faculty Grant. Active in other professional affairs, he is a visiting scientist of the Virginia Academy of Science and spoke on "Radioisotope Applications" and "Neutron Activation Analysis" to the students of Crewe High School In December. He attended the International Meeting of the American Nuclear Society held recently in Washington,D.C. He has been an external abstra for the Chemical Ab,tracts service of the AmericanCliemicalSocietysince

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I'he Longwood Fencing Club and their advi-.r, Miss Sally Bush, will attend the 1969 Fencing Tournament at Mary Washington College on March 7 and 8. Two of America's distinguished fencers from New Jei M Evelyn "Terry" Terhune and Miss Madeline Mijamoto, will work with the fencers in a clinic on March 7. On March 8, the traditional tournament will take place, and later in the day, a special individual First Team "round robin" will be held. The fencing team started practice sessions last week and they plan to practice three nights a week. In March and April, they will have meets with Randolph - Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, William and Mary, and other schools. Anyone interested in either the fencing club or team should see Miss Bush. "Many girls have shown enthusiasm in the team," Miss Bush comments, "and we hope that any other interested girls will come by to see me."

Coleman, Guidice Reign Victorious In Ping-Pong, Billiards Longwood ping-pong and billiards intramurals were completed after Christmas with a good showing from the student body. They all turned out in rare and sometimes unique form to do their very best. Of these girls, the emerging victors included: Lynn Coleman was winner over 25 other girls in ping pong intramural competition, while Judie Gudice won pool over 35 opponents. The double elimination tournaments took place at the same time and students were able to compete in both if they wished.

Coe College Begins New Program Of Independent Studies CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. (I.P.) - "I wouldn't think of cutting this class. . ." "I like the way the class relates to the present. . ." These are comments Coe College students are making about the new program in Freshman Studies. Amid the proliferation of independent study programs being launched in American colleges, Coe's new Freshman Studies course is distinctive in that it is required of all entering freshmen and that It replaces the former required courses in Freshman Literature and Composition. Built around the central theme of "The Individual and Society," the twoterm course is intended to introduce each student to the important responsibility for self-education at the very beginning of his college career, according to the published course syllabus In its present form, the course is really a kind of guided independent study, with instructors from six dif>t academic areas and two administrators. Cla all, varying from 1G to 18 students, with the instructors acting as moderator - not Id tun I or "experts" - for the regular informal di cu Ions 01 I :. • tin- ,il, and phi] ophi< ll t|tii n D i arising from both the : rig which all students are doing and the partlculai i ■ .«')IIJL whli I ' :• ' ill hi

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University Center Speaker-Artist Due Prof. At Carnegie Balcomb Greene, artist, will lecture on "The Effect of Publicity on Art" at 1:00 Friday, February 21, in \HC Room of Lankford. Balcomb Greene, a former professor at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) and Dartmouth College, is lecturing under Hi. pnnsorship of the University Center in Virginia. Mr Greene has had one-man shows at the Arts and Crafts Center, Pittsburgh, theBerthaSchaefer Gallery, American University, the American Embassy in Paris, the Whitney Museum, Sidenburg Gallery, Feingarten Gallery, and others. He has paintings in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum.Hi li ,i member >l the American Federation of Arts.

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Display Circulates Via Services Dept. The Art Department of Longwood College is presently featuring an exhibit inn, in Grainger, by the Virginia Mu sum of "Art by Virginia Teachei ." The Museum hopes that its circulating exhibitions will enable the citizens <>f Virginia to have a greater appreciation for and knowledge of art. This circulating program was initiated two years ago and includes selected works produced by faculty members of colleges and universities within the state. Thirteen artists from seven colleges are represented in this particular exhibition, including Miss Barbara Bishop and Mrs. Janice Lemen of Longwood College. "Art by Virginia Teachers" is one of 90 such exhibitions circulated by the state's Services Department of the Virginia Mu;euin. In addition to original paintings, prints, and sculptures, film strips on various aspects of art are available in the Museum's effort to provide art for Virginians.

February 19, 1969

Legislative, Judicial, House Association, A.A Minor Offices, FireWarden Elected The Alpha Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha recently held an installation service to install the new officers for 1969. Zeta Tau Alpha congratulates its new officers, who are, Ann Sprint, President; Libby Nicar, Vice-President; Ginny King, Recording Secretary; Bev Cook, Corresponding Secretary; Susan DuPriest, Treasurer, and Janie Spitzer, Historian. The Kappa Deltas are pleased to congratulate Patsy Peach, the newly elected STUDENT HANDBOOK editor and Brenda Morene, YWCA secretary. The following girls were welcomed as pledges in Kappa Delta Sorority the first of December: Jana Brubaker, Candy Cassey, Mary King Coleman, Cary Cooley, Jane Eddy, Sandy Gannaway, Donna Gleason, Sharon Jefferson, Shelley Moorer, Roxan Pollard, LaDonna Rasnick, Laura Trimble, Medie Wood, Mini Woolsey, and Cy Young.

Snack Bar Time; Later On Saturdays Low Sales In AM The Snack Bar in the Lankford Building will have a new opening time that started Saturday, February 15. Instead of opening at 9 o'clock on Saturday mornings, it now opens at 10. The change is due to the fact that sales during the extra morning hour have averaged only $3.00. So, if you are going to sleep through breakfast, and eat at the Snack Bar on Saturdays, remember to sleep until 10 o'clock!

Freshman Numbers, Increase, Largely Composed Of Women

Dr. Garland G. Parker, the nationally-recognized authority on collegiate statistics, recently released returns from 1100 four-year accredited colleges and universities. The survey showed an enrollment of 5,201,889 and an increase of 6.2 per cent. Freshmen lengthened their statistical gains this year as 962,036 entered 984 comparably reporting "The Days of Wine and Roses" Is institutions. This is an increase of 4.9 the theme ol this year's Junior Ring per cent. Dance, to be held March 1 in the Gold "Since there was a population gain Room of Lankford from 8:00 until mid- of about 8000 18-year-olds in the counnight. The tickets tot the dance are $1 try this year," Dr. Parker said, "the per couple. Music will be provided by percentage rise in freshmen is signifithe Centaurs. Pictures will be taken cant." it the dance. Cost la $3.75 for the Later he commented, "Consistent, color pictures (two 5" x 7" and four with the trend of recent years, women wallet i/.o). again showed higher freshman perSaturday, the Tarns concert will be centage than men, 5.8 to 4.2 per cent, held in urinan Auditorium from 1:30 and now total 44 per cent of all fresh0 fi< k«1 are $2.30 pei pel m. men."

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Minor elections for vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer of the Legislative Board, Judicial Board, House Association, Athletic Association, YWCA, and a Fire Warden were held earlier this semester. Judicial Board Susan Davenport, an art major from Chesapeake, was elected vice-chairman of the Judicial Board. Susan is cartoonist for THE ROTUNDA and the junior representative to Judicial Board. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Delta Epsilon, and Philakalia. The position of secretary of Judicial Board was won by Bonnie Bowers, an elementary education major from Roanoke. Bonnie is sophomore representative to the Judicial Board. She is a Colleague and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She also served as freshman representative to Judicial Board. Legislative Board The newly elected vice-chairman of Legislative Board is Andrea Myers, an elementary education major from Pennington Gap. Andrea was president of her freshman and sophomore classes, and was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta. She is a member of SEA, Kappa Delta Pi, Geist, and Zeta Tau Alpha. She is also co-chairman of the ring dance. Sue Rinaldi, an elementary education major from Norfolk, is the new secretary of Legislative Board. She la a member of Sigma Kappa and holds the position of corresponding secretary. She is a Colleague and is the

sophomore representative to May Court. The newly elected treasurer of Legislative Board is Casey Wilkes.aphysical education major from Drakes Branch. She was Legislative Board representative in her freshman year. Casey is a Colleague and has played in intramural hockey, volleyball, tennis, and basketball. She is VASG coordinator for the Student Government and a "Pea Picker." She is the pledge class president of Alpha Gamma Delta. YWCA Leslie Nuttall, now vice-president of the YWCA, is a math major from Richmond. Leslie is the vice-president of the Wesley Foundation. She is a member of SFA, Kappa Delta Pi, and Lychnos. The new secretary of the YWCA is Brenda Morene, an English major from Hopewell. Brenda is a member of the Baptist Student Union, and Sing Out students. She is a member of Kappa Delta. Brenda was a member of the Freshman Commission. Sharon Moore, a medical technology major from Charlottesville, was elected treasurer of the YWCA. Sharon is a member of the Newman Club. AA Betty King, newly elected vi> ipresident of the Athletic Associati D, is a health and physical education ui.iioi from Clifton Forge. Betty is a member and historian of Alpha Sigma Tau. She is a member of Delta Psi Kappa, and a Red and White spirit leader. In her freshman year, she was a member of

Outside Patio Planned Air Conditioned Dorm The Senior class is delighted to Several new policies have recently been announced by Dr. Willett concern- announce that their first choice for ing the new dormitory. The state de- a speaker at commencement, Dr.G. W. partment has given the final okay, and Whitehurst, has accepted. Dr. Whiteour new dorm, due to be completed hurst, a congressman from the second in September, will be fully air-condi- district's current legislature, was the former Dean of Students at Old Dotioned. For those of us who are still un- minion College. Dr. Whitehurst, a resicertain about Spring Vacation, Dr. dent of Tidewater, Virginia, was a Willett reports that we will be dis- judge in last year's Miss Longwood missed at noon on Friday, March 28, pageant, and is scheduled to judge and classes aren't scheduled to re- again this spring. If you've been wondering about what sume until Tuesday, April 8. construction is taking place behind Lankford Activities Building, wait until two warm days, and you'll wltMM UN laying of cement for our own patio! Mr. Bristol, in charge of the physical plant, has submitted a selection of patio furniture to be approved by Legislative Board. The patio will be an exYoung Republicans rallied at the tension of the rec and will be reState Young Republican's Convention ferred to as an outside snack bar, to held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday be used during spring and summer at the John Marshall Hotel in Rich- sessions. Dr. Blackwell has selected a stumond. Representing Longwood were 15 dent committee to offer suggestions delegates and four alternates, includ- for improving our current registration ing senior Cathy Jester, chairman procedures. Legislative Board will of Longwood's Young Republicans. The choose the members of the committee delegates were elected from a slate who will be responsible for proposing presented by the club. A substantial a variety of suggestions. Since more and more students are increase in club membership accounts for the increase in Longwood's alloted entering the acceleration program, Dr. delegate spaces from 11 last year to Willett suggests that the girls begin working, that second semester, on 15 this year. Platform debates and discussions their graduate degrees. Rather tlian occupied much of the time, however, waiting an additional year, if the girls delegates also debated issues in the begin the program that semester, they Credentials, Awards and Rules, and can take a normal load of 12 hours Resolution committees. Election of in the spring and 12 hours in the state and district officials also was summer, and they'd only have either held, followed by a banquet Saturday six hours or a thesis left to complete night. Guest speaker at the banquet graduate study in any program we offer was Linwood Holton, probable Republi- at Longwood. The possibilities of completing a graduate degree on our camcan candidate for the governorship. The platform and decisions reached pus are encouraging, and some areas at the convention will be turned over in Virginia offer as much as an eightto the Republican Party for examina- hundred dollar annual pay increase with tion and study. tars' Degrees.

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the VIRGINIAN staff. Susie Marsh, a physical education major from Lynchburg, was elected secretary of AA. Susie is Managing Editor of the ROTUNDA and is a member of Pi Delta Epsilon. She has played varsity lacrosse and gymna I She has also served on the social committee of the AA. Now serving aa treasurer of AA is Janet Harpold, a biology major from Virginia Beach. Janet is on the VIRGINIAN staff and the sophomore spirit committee, tu has played varsity hockey and lacrosse and has participated in class and color sports. Houi i \ ..iti li Julie Wright, newly elected vicepresident of H I \ ociatl n, Is .in elementary major from Virginia Beach. She Is ;i member, chaplain and music director of Alpha Sigma Tau. She is a member of SEA and ha . the 'ii.inittee. She I Colleague and is presently the fire warden. Ellen Lyon, an elementary educatioii ii. (Jot tl IT Viol :., ; Hi' li. « retary of House Ass elation. She is also a member of the Baptist Student Union. The new treasurer of H o \ sociation is Cindy Reed. Shi Is an elementary education major from liartinsville. Cindy is .i n mbei .uid activity chairman of Alpha Gamma Delta. Fire Warden Maxiiu' Stone, a physical educati ii major from Virginia Beach, i the new fire warden. She Is a n ember and chairman of Alpha Sigma Tau. served as hall president in her freshman year and is presently dormpr dent of Cox. She has played in intramural sports. Maxine played vat IT, and Is on the gyms team She is a Colleague and ii.pb preseotatffe t< the sportsmanship committee of HM A.A.

Graduate Degree? Pag Increases; Thesis Remains So, you're graduating early, are you? Well, what does the next sixteen weeks hold for you.' A parttime job until September as a sales clerk, secretary, etc., or are you just loafing'.' It may be a weU-deserved rest, after all, you want to get out of school as early as possible. No more teachers, "no more books" and all that stuff. Wliat possible difference could a few more hours make, anyway? Those few hours .pent in college your last semester could mean a lot in terms of money for the future. If yon spend than In courses that could apply to your major, you could earn enough or almost enough hours to receive your Master's degree. So what difference does a Master's degree make? It la shown best in facts and figures which may amaze you. In some counties and cities in Virginia, the initial pay increase may range from $500 to $945. Just in case you are interested, the generous school system that offers the $945.00 increase is Alexandria. However,other school systems offer increments almost as large, such as; Arlington $930 Covington . . $900 Clarke |800 Frederi k burf . . $800 tt

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Wil $300 These beginning jumps in salary are not only beneficial in training. The school systems of Charlottesville, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Green, Hampton, and Harrisonburg, offer pay Increases that add on to an already increased scale and make tin lary increment up to $950, after the required number of years in the teaching system. Colleges also employ teachers with Master's degrees and most tea< find it more enjoyable to teach to stuwho are earnestly interested in Object matter. Sizing up all the benefits, lucrative and otherwise, the extra hours required for a Master's degree are well worth giving up sixteen weeks of loafing.

Rotunda vol 48, no 12 feb 19, 1969  
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