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L0NGW0OD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1975

NO. 16

Board Of Visitors Meet, Feb. 6-7

Homework 1975, Anyone? (CPS( — What class guarantees a good time, tastes good and offers three credits as well? It's "The Art and Science of Wine Tasting" offered at Stanford University in California. The course taught by graduate student Richard Peers, required an extra $25 from each student at the beginning of the quarter to pay for instruction materials — about 85 bottles of different types and qualities of wine. For a "pass" grade, Peers' students must choose and read a textbook on wine, write a short paper on a wine-related topic, go wine-tasting on their own at least once, pass a wine-tasting final and take notes on lectures and tasting sessions to be turned in for inspection. For the final, students must taste four red and four white wines and identify the grape variety and the country of origin of each sample. lecture topics have included grape growing, the process of winemaking and the history of winemaking. Wine-tasting "labs" meet Thursday night, and not many cut class. But there are drawbacks. "Thursday nights are always shot — not good for homework," said one student. When asked why she enrolled in the course, one student replied, "Why not? We all need a little culture." Children Permitted In Grad Dorms (CPS( - A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the State University of New York at Stony Brook cannot prevent married graduate students from keeping their children in dormitories with them. SUNY-Stony Brook had forbidden children in the graduate dorms on the grounds that there were no "supportive community facilities" for family living, such as full fath and kitchen facilities. In addition, the ban on children was necessary to preserve an "academic atmosphere" in the graduate dormitories, said the school. But Judge Orrin Judd ruled otherwise. He called the school's attitude "perfectionist" and agreed with the students who filed suit who said that the rule interfered with marital privacy and forced graduate students to put toddlers in "psychologically damaging" boarding homes while their parents were in school. During the hearing of the case, students living in the dormitory testified that they had ex(Continued on Page 5)

By ELLEN CASSADA Longwood's Board of Visitors met February 6 and 7 in their quarterly get together. Most students were not aware either of the existence of this meeting, or of who the members are, or of the qualifications that enabled these individuals to become members in the first place. There are 11 Board members: five women and six men. Out of the 11, three are housewives and three are prominent in construction companies. One is an obstetrician, one is a hospital trustee, and another is an elementary school principal. The remaining two are in banking and insurance. Mr. William Emmett Daniel, Jr. is the Board's rector. Residing in Richmond, he is the agency director for State Farm Insurance Companies. He received a CLU from the American College of Life Underwriters in 1970. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Canterbury Civic Association, and was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 1967. Mrs. Raymond M. Brown, vicerector, was appointed in 1970. She is a Longwood graduate and makes her home in Hampton. A garden club member, she works with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and is a member of the National Board of Directors of Girls Clubs of America. She is also a member of the Cerebral Palsy Board of Directors. Secretary of the Board is Mrs. A. 0. Mitchell, an elementary school principal in Newport News. Appointed in 1971, she received a BS from Longwood in 1959, and a M.Ed, from William and Mary in 1969. She is a member of the National

Association of Elementary School Principals and Delta Kappa Gamma. Mr. E. Angus Powell is currently president of the Chesterfield Land and Timber Company. He recently retired as Chairman of the Board of Lea Industries. He serves on the governing board of First and Merchants Bank, and has been a member of the Board of Visitors since its formation in 1964. A 1952 graduate of I-ongwood, Mrs. William H. Hodges is the most recent appointee to the Board. Residing in Chesapeake, she has devoted most of her tune to her family, and has been quoted as describing herself as average in the topics of housework and cooking, and doesn't often get involved in politics. Mr. Eric Lloyd Robinson, a Farmville resident, is VicePresident and Manager of Virginia National Bank. He received a BS in secondary education from I-ongwood in 1954, and a certificate from the School of Bank Management from UVA in 1962. Appointed in 1972, he is chairman of the Cumberland County School Board. Dr. Duvahl Ridgway-Hull is an obstetrician-gynecologist from Roanoke. She was elected to the Board in 1964, and served as rector last year. She received a BS in Education from Ixmgwood and an MD degree from MCV, and is a member of the American Medical Association. Appointed in 1972, Mr. W. Roland Walker makes his home in Kenbridge. His chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenbridge Construction Company, and is a former chairman of the

Lunenburg County Public Welfare Board. Mrs. E. A. West is a housewife and substitute teacher from Rocky Mount. She received a BS from Ixmgwood, has been a Board member since 1972. She is a Board member of the Rocky Mount Association of Churches and Franklin County Community Action. She was also chairman in Franklin County to re-elect President Nixon. Mr. Roland E. Thompson is a builder-developer from Mcl-ean, and was appointed to the Board in 1972. He received a BA from Washington and Iiee University, and is a Director of First Virginia Bank. A Richmond resident, Mr. M. Ralph Page has been on the Board since 1972. He is a Trustee of the Richmond Community Hospital, and is President of the Richmond Chapter of the Old Dominion Bar Association. How are the Board members chosen? According to T. C. Dalton, Administrative Assistant, they are "appointed by the Governor and approved by the General Assembly for a fouryear period. The Alumnae Association can submit some names to the Governor, but it is primarily his decision. In choosing the members, he considers geographic locations to allow representation from all areas of Virginia." The Board is the policy making group at Longwood. In a 1967 Alumnae News bulletin, they are described as "a group fo distinguished citizens dedicated to helping Ixmgwood achieve its goals of academic excellence and service to the state." From 1928 until 1964, the

College was under the management of the State Board of Education, which also supervised the state's public school system. The College had long felt that it needed a separate board of control to supervise its operations and was gratified at the action of the 1964 General Asssembly that authroized a board that could devote its attention to the institution's needs, interests, and future developments all of which require much study and deliberation. In addition to making policies, Mr. Dalton explained that "They are responsible for hiring Dr. Willett," but there is no stated yearly contract. •The Board of Visitors does all the hiring. They have delegated the authority to select new faculty members to the academic deans and the department chairmen, and the President interviews the candidates. However, the Board makes the final decision." New policies proposed by the student government must be presented to Dr. Willett, who in turn sends the important issues to the Board. Mr. Dalton continued by stating, "It is not practical for everything passed to go to the Board, but earth-shaking decisions go to them. Dr. Willett makes recommendations." All major policies have to be passed by the Board, and "In my knowledge, all state-supported schools are ruled in this way. They implement change as a body, and one individual cannot make decisions." Since the Board's last meeting, several aspects of open house have been changed. "Dr. Willet asked through the mail for the Board's comments. On a con(Continued on Page 5)

Longwood Adopts Policy Concerning Students Records Under the provisions of Public Law 93-380 and Sections 2.1-341 of the Code of Virginia as amended by Senate Bill No. 896 official college records which are related to a student's educational progress are available to students and parents. Those records include the academic transcript, application for admission, letter of acceptance, high school transcript, and the high school standardized test record. However, excluded from availability are medical and psychiatric records (medical records may be reviewed by a physician of the student's choice even though the student does not have direct access), and parental financial statements when de-

nial of access to the student is requested by parent. All letters of student recommendation which were submitted to the College prior to January 1, 1975, on a pledge of confidentiality are also excluded from availability, as are the private records and personal notes of faculty members and administrators. The College has a voluntary waiver policy relating the Placement records with the following options: (a) A student wishing placement service is given the option to waive the right of access to letters of recommendation. (The waiver agreement is conveyed on the recommendation form to enhance the validity of credentials with prospective em-

ployers.); (b) A student may all roster information includes retain the right to inspect letters name of student, campus or field of recommendation by address, telephone number, withholding signature on the name of parent, home address, waiver agreement and and date of field experiences requesting that the Placement away from campus. * Office issue and receive The College may also retain recommendation forms and this right when release of other letters without inclusion of a public information is necessary for the normal functions of the waiver statement. The College retains the right by institution. Public information degree major, law, to release relevant in- includes formation in situations of recognized activities, weight and emergency in which the height as related to athletics, knowledge of confidential student degrees earned, awards received records is necessary to protect and name of most recent college the health or safety of a student attended. This policy was adopted by the or other persons, or when such information is contained in the Longwood College Board of official College Roster or Visitors at its quarterly meeting Directory except when written on February 6,1975, and is now in requests are granted that any or effect as stated.


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Organizations For Students Must Be Supported By Students Amid many complaints about Judicial Board, a service was established to aid the students. This service is the Student Active Counseling Service, which .was formed for the purpose of assisting and advising students, upon their request, who have been accused of Honor Code or Social Code Violations. The policy in the past has been one where a student on trial who wished to have a counsel, requested one of her friends. This friend usually had little or no knowledge of procedures which pertain to these trials. Another handicap which accompanied the position where a student has a friend as a counsel is that the friend would find it virtually impossible to remain impartial and in the end would only add to the student's feelings of fear and tension. This friend may also, if she too is unable to keep her composure, find it difficult to advise the student on trial to such aspects as replying to a witness's testimony, if such was the case. The Student Active Counseling Service allows students the opportunity to request the aid of a member of this service. One element of this service is that the members are knowledgable of procedures of these trials. Another aspect is that these students will offer an impartial counsel, and if the student counselor feels she can not be impartial in regards to the student she is assisting in a trial, it is one of the stipients of this service that the counselor removes herself from the responsibilities of assisting a student on trial. If such an incident occurs, the accused student, if she wishes, may request the services of another member of the service. The important element is that this impartial insight into the procedures will be given by one of the accused student's peers. This service has had the cooperation of both Judicial and Residence Board in many areas, such as the opportunity to gain knowledge of the procedures. The whole success of this counseling service lies in the students. This service originated and was approved because the opinion of the students on this campus requested such a service. This service will be composed of eight student counselors, of which the student who is accused of a violation may request the assistance of one of the students if she wishes. The names of these student counselors will be posted, and with the cooperation of the Boards, an accused student has the right to call one of these people when first accused of a violation. The fact that this group is formalized allows a factor of checks to be present. Elements of confidentiality is one which is both required and demanded from the student counselor. A student who is accused of a violation has the simple option; whether she has a friend assist her, or a member of a formal organization. To express it bluntly, the students have the service at their request, and it is up to them alone if this service is going to be able to perform as it was intended. This phrase, to a certain degree, states the meaning behind the service: "We are responsible to and for one another, and this responsibility is the ultimate claim imposed on all men alike." Thomas A. Habbis

February Is Heart Month Dear Editor: Well, this is it — the big month for the Heart Association. February is the time of year when the Heart Association makes its big drive for funds to help with research and assistance in the field of cardiac aid. All over the country, different organizations are snaking cans on the streets, planning banquets and bazaars with all of the proceeds to go to the Heart Association. The slogan, "from your heart, for your heart" is appearing everywhere! Even in "good ole Farmville" the Heart Association is busy this month. People are shaking cans and there are canisters in many of the stores. On Longwood's campus, things are "cooking," too. The Alpha Phi Sorority on campus is planning their annual spaghetti dinner on February 13, 1975, with all of the money going

tocardiacaid, their philanthropy. Alpha Phi girls will also be shaking cans on the streets of Farmville for the Heart Association's February drive. So, let's all get out and do our part to help the Heart Association. Donate a quarter when someone asks and buy a ticket to the spaghetti dinner from any of the Alpha Phi sisters. Both your heart and your stomach will be glad you did! Judy Cash

a bill. At least he knows that somebody is thinking about him. This is what I would like for you to put in your paper if possible: "To Whom It May Concern" I am a prisoner of an Ohio Prison and in need of someone to correspond with. I am white and 22 years old. Will Answer all letters. My address is: Richard Compton 139-909, Box 787, Lucasville, Ohio 45648.

"To Whom It May Concern"

Dear Editor, Roanoke may be a nice place to visit and even a nice place to live but I wouldn't want to student teach there. Why? Because it is a six hour drive from my home in Virginia Beach I. believe about one-fourth of our campus is made up of girls from the Tidewater area. What is the hold-up for sending student teachers to that area? We have plenty of girls to send. I have heard of many girls not (Continued on Page 4)

Dear Sirs: I am in prison in Ohio (Southern Ohio Correctional Facility) and I was wondering if you could put an ad in the campus newspaper. You see since I came here I have yet to receive any mail. It seems that what friends I had in the outside world have all turned against me. It really helps a guy when he gets a letter, even

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Reporter Gets "Run-Around'* In Attempt To Interview The Board Of Visitors By ELLEN CASSADA One of my major gripes about Longwood is the run-around students are subjected to in obtaining answers to anything. Trying to do background work on the Board of Visitors and getting interviews with them was an almost hopeless task. And why? I have not been able to come up with an answer. I smply wanted to get some straight facts about a group of individuals who has almost absolute power over this campus. It seemed as if the Board was secretly brought in and out of the conference room, and hopefully could avoid all students in hallways. When did they arrive on campus? Where did they spend the night? No one bothered to announce their arrival, even though they affect

every student on campus. Rather than being able to simply walk up to a Board member and talk, reporters had to almost beg for a single interview. Why does it seem that the administration is afraid to let the student body know when important visitors arrive? Why do they never answer a simple question with a simple answer? Why do they avoid students who care enough to work for change? Many students give four years of their lives to Longwood College, and therefore like to try to make it a better place then they leave. But, how can students work for the good of the College if they do not come together? And how can any suggestions for improvement be made without first being informed of what has already been

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considered? What did the Board of Visitors discuss? Did they vote on anything? No one planned to storm the meeting and demand to be heard. I fail to see the harm, though, in gathering petitions and polls to present to the Board giving students' feelings. After all, we are the ones who must live by the rules. We are supposedly adults who have some abilities to express ourselves in an orderly manner. Why can't we work with the administration for improvements rather than being forced to talk among ourselves because no one will give a straight answer? Longwood has so many good things going for it, why can't a joint effort be made to correct some of the bad?

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Student Union "Wheels" Sponsors Outing To Massanutten Ski Lodge And Resort By JO LEILI February 14, Valentine's day, will provide the date for the Student Union sponsored Wheel's trip, which will consist of a ski expedition. The outing, to be undertaken by twenty-five lx)ngwood students is to take place at the Massanutten Ski Resort, located in Harrisburg, Virginia, in the approximate vicinity of Madison College and Virginia Military Institute. The Massanutten Ski Lodge, located in the great Kettle, is centered among the resort's nine featured ski slopes. Four of the nine slopes are constructed for night skiing with complete lighting facilities. The remaining five slopes consist of an 1,875 foot elevation beginner slope, a 2,000 foot novice slope, a 2,050 foot intermediate slope, and 2,400 foot elevation advanced and expert slopes. The trail lengths range from 1,000 feet to 2,800 feet, and the vertical drop for the chair lifts attain a height of 795 feet,

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with the longest running length skiing" and will have this time, consisting of 5,600 feet. then, to enjoy their rooms in the Marachino cherries The resort also features, in Belle Meade Red Carpet Inn, addition to the four double-chair where they will be staying, as the lifts, a J-bar, and a snowmaking Massanutten Ski Lodge, which 1 Can limeade machine with 100 per cent doesn't contain a great number of manufacturing capability, plus rooms, was constructed mainly 1 Tsp. sugar continuous grooming services. for the use of people who own Ski lessons are also available for property, such as condominiums the serious minded skier, with or chalets in Massanutten. Crushed ice American certified instructors Saturday, then, will be the day teaching everything from: for skiing, which can be ex5-7 Jiggers Bacardi beginner to expert, racing to free- perienced from 9:00 a.m., until style. The lodge itself contains a 4:30 p.m. The Ski Trip, an effort on the gourmet restaurant, a deluxe Mix in blender. part of Student Union secretary, sandwich bar and a cafeteria. Prices for the Wheel's Ski trip Bettie Bass, was decided on, as range from $37.00 for occupancy Bettie said, "Last year, when of one person per room, to a Tom Dougan and I sat down to savings when four people go in on plan out the trips for this year. a room, paying a fee of $25.00 Members from my church had each. This price includes bus ride attended a conference in to and from the resort, lift Massanetta, and mentioned this tickets, lodging arrangements, resort to me, so I wrote to them and ski rental, which consists of for information." Concerning the By PATTY TAYLOR skis, boots, and poles. The ex- prices for the ski trip, Bettie And MAUREEN HANLEY pedition commences around 5:30 stated that "actual group rates As we were sitting conp.m., on Friday afternoon and are only for weekdays and nights, templating over Longwood's will end around 5:30 p.m. on so the prices we're paying are the gourmet meal, we started Saturday. The Longwood Skiers resort's regular prices. But, I still discussing the various activities "won't make it for Friday night think they're really good!" of another fun-filled weekend at good ole L.C. Our conversation was rather short, but we all agreed that our spirits needed a little lift. So as we finished the meal (?) and trucked across town to our dorm, we knew we could enter the spirit world unafraid after safely riding the elevator. In the search for the spirit directors and the choreographers for the show. world, the Ouija board was for the show. Therees Tkach, Donna Brooks is a sophomore dragged out, as two brave souls, student musical director for The English and Drama major from sitting face to face, placed their Lady or the Tiger, is from Newport News, Virginia, and is delicate fingertips on the beige Fairfax, Virginia. She attended assistant directing The Diary of wedge. The only sound that could Woodson High School where she Adam and Eve. Donna has been be heard was the ticking of the had quite a bit of choral ex- interested in drama all her life, clock, as the wedge slowly perience. She attended All- but this is her first chance at started to move, signifying that Regional and All-State choirs and directing. When asked if there the spirit was ready to comparticipated in various were any major problems in municate. Murmurs were heard Washington area choral groups. directing the longest of the three around the room as disbelief She has had four years of voice acts, Donna said there were none. filled the air. After the initial step and several years in dance. For "In fact, it's easier!" There isn't of asking if it was a good or bad in the past two summers, she was as much music in this act as spirit, the questions began to roll. in a musical touring show which compared to the second and third traveled over the state. acts and she feels she is more Carole Scott is a freshman capable of helping the actors with music major at longwood. She is their speaking. Donna says she is the student musical director for prejudiced toward her own acthe third act, Passionella. Carole tors. "I love working with them. is also from Fairfax, Virginia, It's going to be one of the best By DEBORAH PUGH where she went to Robinson things Ixmgwood has presented." We are sisters! Sisterly Secondary School. Her musical Charlene Wilton, Assistant feelings are pervasive at background includes mostly director for the second act, is a Ix)ngwood College. However, the musical theatre. However, she junior majoring in English and bonds of sisterhood were weak has worked in many choirs, in Journalism. Along with her many and crumbling during Black high school and at Longwood. other activities on campus, she is Culture Week. The negligible Ixist summer, she worked at currently president of the white attendance at the Burn Brae Dinner Theatre, a Longwood Players and a member programs seems to indicate that professional dinner theatre in of Alpha Psi Omega. Her interest sisterhood is defined in black and Maryland. She has had four years in drama began only last year white. of acting, one year of voice, and when she worked on lights for 1 could scream about the ten years of ballet. Oktoberfest and from that point white's proclivity to bigotry and Both girls feel everything is on, she found herself in Jarman prejudice. But I will not because I going very well. Working with a almost every spare minute. do not think these attitudes were full chorus, in not only the music, Charlene feels things in her act entirely responsible for the lack but the choreography as well, is are going very well. The music of interest. It was due to a far not an easy job. However, with and cnoreography are coming greater mental block, racism. the enthusiasm created within together and she feels that the act What is a racist? A racist is the cast, Carole and Therees are "could not be anything but a simply anyone who lives in a sure all the kinks will be worked success. It's going to be a racist culture, and does not out. The music in the show smash!" recognize the manifestations of depends a great deal on how well Dayna Smith was unavailable racism in that culture. It is the actors can put it across to the for comment. learned; our lives are audience. This has to be done not operationally defined by racism. only in the voice, but in the inPerhaps it is hard to accept that terpretation and appearance of most whites and some blacks are the actors, also. Both Carole, the promoters of structural Therees, and Martha are conracism. A person can refrain fident that the show will be a from stereotyping, belong to the success because these qualities NAACP, or give money to the are evident in everyone in the Black Panther Defense Fund, cast. and still be 100 per cent racist. Those attending the dinner How can this be? theatre will be able to experience What is racism? Racism is an the musical talents of all three of assumption, custom built into a these girls. They will be perculture and hammered into our forming modern and pop tunes consciousness ever since our induring dinner and will be acfancy. That assumption is "white companied by Dr. McCray. Dr. American is normal." WHITE-NORMAL. McCray is the musical director NORMAL-WHITE. Think about Cancer Society and conductor of the orchestra it.

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Commentary:

L.C. Has Exciting Weekends

People Behind The Scenes Play An

Important Role In 'The Apple Tree' By MELISSA JOHNSTON When p. ople attend a play, as they will in The Apple Tree, they see the finishea product of many weeks of hard work. They only see the actors and more times than none, these actors are given a great deal of the credit for success of the show. However, who the audience doesn't see are the " behind the scenes" people, who are essentially the ones to whom the credit should be given. These "behind the scenes" people include the crew chiefs and crews, the stage manager, and the directors. The directors are those who are present at all times, "directing" the actors as to where they should be on the stage and how to interpret the lines. They, basically, make the show what it is. At Longwood, there is a student assistant director for every play. Because The Apple Tree is a musical, in three separate acts, it is once again unique in that there are six student assistant and musical directors working with Dr. Lockwood and Dr. McCray. These students are Donna Brooks, Charlene Wilton, Dayna Smith, Martha Witmer, Therees Tkack and Carole Scott. Martha Witmer, a sophomore music major who acts as the musical director for The Diary of Adam and Eve is from Alexandria. She attended Groveton High School. During her high school years her experience included working with and being in the variety shows, directing Once Upon a Mattress and having leads in some flik musicals at her church. Being a member of numerous choruses and choirs makes up her musical experience. As a senior she was president of a touring choir that sang in various churches and high schools in the Carolinas. She feels that the show has aided in a total experience. Martha has gotten involved professionally and emotionally with those she works with. "It's been a test of patience and talents, but well worth the exposure." Carole Scott and Therees Tkach are the remaining student

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Tension and excitement arose as each girl received her longawaited answers to the questions of her future. As we were deliberating over what to ask the spirit next, we noticed our fingers were moving across the board as though the spirit was trying to tell us something. Astonished, we asked the spirit to spell out what she was trying to tell us and the outcome was Anne Overton. After questioning the spirit further we discovered this was the spirit's name and she has inhabited her place of residence for the past three years. At that time we looked at the clock and realized that we had been probing the unknown for five hours and no studying was done for the night, we returned to the exciting world at Ixmgwood. I^ater that night as one of us was taking our shower and was scalded with hot water, we wondered if the spirit was trying to communicate again or it was just good ole Frazer plumbing.

Commentary: Attendance During Black Culture Week

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Bigotry is not synonomous to racism. People can be racists and not realize it. I Though this is not an excuse for never attempting to understand.) For example, experiences and material objects are geared to white. When you look at mannequins in a store window, did it ever occur to you that they are white? Mannequins look like people, right'.' People are white. Black people are black. White is normal. Therefore, white people never think of mannequins as white. But you can bet that black people see white mannequins, not normal ones. Did it ever occur to you that Santa Claus is white? Of course not. For white people, Santa just is. The black child sees a Santa with white skin. Think about flesh colored crayons and band-aids. What color are they?*White. It is normal to whites to have flesh color as white. Because after all, white is normal. A racist may be aware or unaware of his racism. However, if you put a little brain power to work, you could discover the racism that defines your life. Now, why didn't you pay attention to Black Culture Week? Did it fall outside your frame of reference? Is your frame of reference only white? The meaning behind Black Culture Week was important to you, even though your skin is white.


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LSU Prof. Waldo Braden Visits Longwood Feb. 24 Iiouisiana State University has bestowed its most distinguished academic rank, the Boyd Professorship, upon Dr. Waldo W. Braden, a nationally known author, educator and scholar in the field of speech and communications. Dr. Braden, professor and chairman of the Ixjuisiana State University, department of speech, who has been associated with the University since 1946, is the 22nd Ii>U faculty member to become a Boyd Professor. The high academic position is conferred upon faculty members who attain regional, national and international distinction for their outstanding teaching, research and scholarly achievements. The position of Boyd Professor, established by the ISU Board of Supervisors in 1952, was named in honor of two of the University's early presidents, David French Boyd and Thomas I). Boyd. Dr. Braden, whose professional activities have generated a major influence in the field of American speech criticism, was cited for creative, dynamicqualities as both an educator and administrator; his prolific output of significant writing in his field; and outstanding leadership in professional organizations. A widely respected scholar whose national reputation has grown steadily over the past three decades, Dr. Braden has served as executive secretary and president of the Speech Communication Association | formerly the Speech Association of America) and as president of the Southern Speech Association. He is the author or editor of 10 books, has contributed chapters to five other books, and has written some 60 articles for professional and scholarly journals and numerous book reviews. One of his books, "Speech Criticism" won the $1,000 Speech Communication Association's Anniversary Book Award in 1970. Among his other books are "Public Speaking, Principles and Practices," "Oral DecisionMaking," •'Speech Practices, A Resource Book for the Student of Public Speaking," "Speech Methods and Resources,"

'Public Speaking. The Essentials," "Iiectures Read to the Seniors in Harvard College," "Broadcasting and the Public Interest," "Oratory in the Old South" and "Representative American Speeches." Dr. Braden also edited the Speech Communication Association's National Journal "The Speech Teacher" from 196769, and was previously assistant editor of the "Quarterly Journal of Speech." He was also a member of the editorial board for ixuidmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address." Dr. Braden has served as a consultant to speech departments and seminars at a number of other universities and colleges, and has frequently been invited to present papers, lecture or chair sessions for professional, public and civic organizations. He has also played a major role in the development of IiJU's annual conference on speech education into a national forum for scholars in this field. A native of Iowa, Dr. Braden holds the B.A. degree from Penn College and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of Iowa. He was formerly professor and head of the speech department at Iowa Wesley an College. He has served as a visiting professor at other universities on several occasions during his career.

Dr. James McCray Recently Accepts Two Commissions Dr. James McCray, chairman of the Longwood College Department of Music, has been commissioned by two separate public schools in Florida to write choral works for their concert choirs. His music will be featured on two three-day festivals in March and in May, 1975 by these two schools. In addition to the commissions, he will be in residence for those three days within the schools to rehearse the groups for the premiere of the performance and teach a series of classes involving choral techniques and rehearsal procedures.

Piano Workshop Features WellKnown Pianist Miss Portney has the distinction of being the first American female pianist ever to have won the First Prize in an international piano competition, the Prix Beracasa International Competition held in Paris. She was a prize winner also in the Artists Advisory Council Competition in Chicago and in the Oakland Symphony Competition in California. She is a graduate of Curtis Institute, Juilliard and Yale University. She has also been named a Yale Fellow and has been awarded a Fulbright. Miss Portney began her musical studies at the age of five and at the age of nine she won her first competition by being chosen soloist from sixtyseven contestants to play the "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Mozart with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music. At age nine she was accepted as a scholarship student at The Curtis Institute and worked with Eleanor Sokoloff; at age fifteen she graduated - one of the youngest ever to have achieved this distinction. Miss Portney has participated in master classes with Artur Rubinstein and Clifford Curzon, studying, too, with Sascha Gorodnitzki, the late Robert and Jean Cassadesus, Mile. Nadia Boulanger and Illona Kabos. On her tours of the U.S., Europe, and South America, in both recitals and concerts, Miss Portney has received outstanding press notices. Her future musical activities include performances with the Baltimore Symphony, a recital at Tulley Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, and several other concerts in the United States.

H-SC Students Return From D.C. Briefing HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA. Two Hampden-Sydney students were guests of the White House for a briefing on the "White House, Organization and Operation," Tuesday, February 4. The students David Paxton and Bill Klein, both of Roanoke, were members of a group of approximately 60 student leaders from several colleges and universities in the area. The group toured the Presidential mansion and met White House staff members to discuss the organizational structure of the White House. They met and discussed these matters with the Honorable John O. Marsh, Councellor to the President and several other members of the President's Administration from the National Security Council and the White House Personnel Office. "There was a much more open attitude on the part of the staff members we met than we expected. Everybody was very eager to let us know what was going on," according to Paxton, who was previously invited to a briefing on the President's State of the Union address. The meeting was part of an ongoing schedule of "Tuesday at the White House" gatherings for various groups throughout the country aimed at, according to Mr. Paxton, "improving communication at all levels."

Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Lectures Here Feb. 8 RICHMOND, VA. - Kenneth H. Cooper, Director of the Cooper Clinic and President of the Institute for Aerobics Research, will speak at L.C. on February 8, and under the auspices of the University Center in Virginia, Inc. His lecture topics will be: "Testing and Developing Cardiovascular Fitness," "Life Insurance at No Cost (Aerobics)," "Preservation of Executive Manpower" and "The Development of a Personal Physical Fitness Program (Aerobics)." Dr. Cooper was formerly director of the Aerospace Medical Laboratory. He has received fellowships from the American College of Sports, American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American Geriatrics Society. Among his awards are the National Jaycee

Award for Leadership in Physical Fitness, U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, and the Presidential Citation from the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Dr. Cooper is author of The New Aerobics and co-author of Aerobics for Women. Mr. Cooper received his BS degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1952, and his MD from University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1956. In 1962, he earned his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Cooper is a member of several medical organizations, and in 1932, he received the presidential citation from the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

(Continued from page 2) from the Tidewater area who would like to teach there. It can't be competition with Old Dominion, can it? It seems to me most of their teachers are on the high school level. I feel if a suitable answer cannot be given then why not let us have the opportunity to teach there? If something is holding us back, what can we do to change it? If worse comes to worse and we won't be able to student teach in that area, don't send us halfway across the state to teach! Patty Taylor

this give Mr. Harper the right to behave in an unbusiness-like fashion toward students? On January 16, 1975, I went to the bookstore around 4 p.m. to check for any supplies. A sign caught my eye: Children's Books were being sold at a discount price. I found one that I thought cute, but when I got to the register, neither woman was able to find the price. I was told to wait in Mr. Harper's line. When at his register, he couldn't find the price either. He then told me he would not sell this book to me because the price wasn't in the book and he was not going to stop what he was doing to look the price up. I was outraged — what if it had been a required text? Because of his mistake, I couldn't make a purchase! Out of curiosity, I checked the book on February 6. The book — ANIMALS ON THE CEILING by Richard Amour is back on the shelf — without a price! Is this any way to increase a profit? Cindy Trayer

Bookstore Operation Again Questioned Dear Editor, A recent article, "Campus Bookstore Under Attack by Students" (by Anita Rivard, January 29) has prompted this letter. I'm sure most of us realize running the bookstore, like any business, is not easy. But does


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LANKFORD BUILDING LONGWOOD COLLEGE Sponsored by Department of Art and Student Union

WorKs by Carrie Lee €vans Senior Art Major FEBRUARY 4-25,1975

Board Of Visitors (Continued from Page 1) tinuous basis, he mails the members information on policies to keep them abreast of the things happening on campus." Does the Board have much contact with students? "In varying degrees," stated Mr. Daniel, rector of the Board. "We had a luncheon with some students (Friday), but we don't have as much contact as we would like." Vice-rector Mrs. Brown added that she had visited the campus several times and had "eaten at regular meals with some of the girls." "We have an opportunity to see girls from our area through the Alumnae Association," commented Mrs.

Carrie Lee Evans Now Featured In Showcase Gallery "Showcase Gallery," jointly sponsored by the Department of Art and Student Union, is now featuring the works of Carrie Lee Evans. Carrie, a senior art major, has various twodimensional art forms on display, as well as two macrame wall hangings. Carrie's works range from a linoleum print titled "The Warm Hand" to "The Two," an embossing print. Also included in the senior's show are several acrylic paintings, portraying subjects such as "Birth," Eggs," and "Fall of Rome." Carrie is now off campus, fulfilling her student teaching requirements, but her works will remain in the Lankford Reading Rooms through February 25.

Mitchell, secretary. "Most that we talk to are freshmen, but this year we have been able to meet older girls. We don't know many on a personal one-to-one basis." How often do the members visit the campus? Mr. Daniel explained, "We are here four times a year, at the basis of regular board meetings." Mrs. Mitchell continued that, "Most are present during Founder's Day and Convocation, but we can't just drop everything today to come tomorrow." Mrs. Brown has attended "almost every retreat (held each year prior to the school's opening). I always enjoy it. Students have the opportunity to really talk and say what they feel." On the topic of major changes in the future, Mrs. Brown stated that, "We have to be realistic in the possibility of coeducation. Personally, I am against it, but if it is for the good of the college, it must be considered." Mr. Daniel added that "It certainly is a possibility." '"Enrollment-wise, I don't see an increase in the next five years," Mrs. Brown added. "We have leveled off according to projected plans." All schools are constantly looking to improve their offerings academically. Mrs. Mitchell stated, "Our recreational therapy department has come a long way. There is no other such degree offered in the state." Most students feel they should be allowed to write to the Board and express their opinions on various issues. Mr. Dalton suggested that "Students should want to work through their

elected representatives. It would not be practical for every student to comment to the Board members." Mrs. Brown stated that 'Students are the pulse of the campus." Would the Board see any use for a poll of opinions? "It depends on the topic," stated Mrs. Brown. "We are guided by recommendations coming from appropriate sources. The Rotunda is our best tie to the college as far as students are concerned." Mrs. Mitchell added, "We are always open to student input and information about the campus, whether the views are positive or negative." "Our responsibility to the college," concluded Mr. Daniel, "is to continue to look for ways to strengthen it — academically as well as socially. We must provide areas of study to properly prepare girls for the changing world. Implementing plans requires constant vigilance, and it also requires that we stay on top of things to be able to realize what would best assist girls when they leave. The Board must strive to make life as fruitful as possible." The Board members do not receive any salary for their work. They devote long hours to IiOngwood's services, and those members interviewed seemed to exhibit a sincere interest in doing a thorough job for the good of the school. In this period when apathy seems to be overshadowed only by an avoidance to make direct statements, the Board apparently is willing to listen, communicate, and take a stand. It has the potential, when presented with all the facts, to implement some of the changes that are so badly needed.

Dr. Elisabeth L. Flynn Talks On Subject Of African Art More than 40 Longwood that time, the tribal craftsman students and faculty members, would be called upon to create and some Farmville residents, another object in which the force attended a gallery talk by Dr. could manifest itself Thus, Elizabeth L Flynn on February African art can be called func7. Dr. Flynn, Associate Professor tional because it actually of Art History, spoke on the "operates" within the tribal subject of African Art. Her talk community. Another point that Dr. Flynn was the highlight of the first week of exhibition for the African made was that when one studio. collection, which is on loan to African art it begins to reflect ;. longwood from Hampton positive attitude toward life, and not the horror and fear usually Institute. Dr. Flynn's informal gallery associated with tribal life. The "magnificient dexterity talk proved to be interesting and informative for all those present. and skill" of the African artist, as She stressed the importance of well as the 'dynamic and African art as an art form and not spiritual qualities" of this form of as merely an example of ethnic art were discussed by Dr. Flynn. artifacts. Dr. Flynn talked about She also brought up the question calling African art the functional element of African of art and used many of the works •primitive." Examples of the on display for examples. Many "Controlled Structure" of many observers in the gallery were of the objects was offered as an fascinated to learn that each argument to this statement. Dr. tribe had a designated craftsman Flynn added that, while African who created sculpture into which art is not "developmental," it is not "static." It has contributed a a "vital force" could enter. certain amount of intuitivenes.s to Members of the tribe voted on the form that the sculptor should European art. The African Collection will fashion for this force to occupy. This particular sculptor would be remain in Bedford Gallery until worshipped until it was felt that March 12. Included are examples the "Vital Force" had left it. At of woodcarving and bronze casting which speak for the craftsmanship of African Art. The exhibit includes various Colleges In items ranging from musical The News instruments to sculpture. (Continued from Page 1) perienced more noise and less of Ms. Conway Thompson an "academic environment" in all-student dorms in their un- Participates In dergraduate years than they did Sculpture Competition in a graduate dormitory with children. Ms. Conway B. Thompson, SUNY has not yet acted to Assistant Professor of Art at appeal the decision. Ixmgwood College, recently participated in the Executive Towers Indoor Sculpture Competition at Hampton, Virginia. Ms. Thompson, a professional sculptor, was one of approximately sixty state sculptors invited to submit their work to this competition held January 624, 1975. Coordinated by the Virginia Commission of Arts and Humanities, the Executive Towers Sculpture Competition was sponsored by Executive Towers and Harrison and I^ear, Inc., Realtors, and judged by Carl A. Roseberg, Professor of Fine Arts • :•:« and Heritage Fellow at the College of William and Mary.

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L.C. Basketball Team Gains 1 Victory -2 Defeats The I.ongwood Varsity Women's Team returned February 1 from an Invitational Basketball Tournament at Flon College in North Carolina with one victory and two defeats. First round pairings found Ixmgwood pitted for action at 8:30 p.m. Friday night against Elon College who was the 1974 Region II, AIAW Consolation Champions. In the first half of play against Elon, I-ongwood shot 27 per cent from the floor while Elon conmi ted for 42 per cent to produce a 25-.T2 halftime score for Elon. In the second half against Eton's man-to-man defense, I-ongwood was able to hit 40 per cent from the floor, but Elon shot 50 per cent. After the first few minutes of play, Elon obtained and maintained their lead, but I.ongwood was constantly threatening them. With a good game leading in scoring, rebounding and pass interceptions was Sue Rama with 24, 9 and 10 respectively. An excellent game was played by Terry Donohue with 10 points and (i interceptions. Diane Jones connected for 10 points. Saturday morning at 9 a.m., Ixmgwood met High Point College who had lost in the first round to Western Carolina University. After Longwood's Friday night loss to Elon a very determined team took the court Saturday morning to never allow High Point College breathing room. Shooting 44 per cent from the floor for the entire game, 36 rebounds and 11 pass interceptions caused Ixjngwood to have a 43 to 25 halftime lead and a final score of 91 to 57. Ixjngwood showed in this semi-final round of play the quality of basketball they can play. Scoring 12 points for Ixmgwood was Gay Harrington and Diane Jones. Donna Johnson connected for 11 points. Ten points apiece were contributed by Linda

Baumler and Sue Rama. Everyplayer on the Ixmgwood Varsity team made their presence known in the scoring column. After the High Point win, Longwood advanced to the Consolation finals to meet the number one seeded team, East Carolina University, who had been upset in the first round of play by St. Augustine's College. Coming from a very good shooting game at 9:00 a.m., Ixingwood had difficulty finding the basket in the 3 p.m. game. While ECU shot 52 per cent from the floor in the first half, Ixmgwood hit 31 per cent, but I x>ng wood's defense was able to contain ECU to a five point lead at halftime, 36-31. In the second half of play, Ixmgwood was able to connect for 37 per cent, but ECU getting warmer shot 56 per cent. ECU was moving faster and the two games in one day were taking toll on Longwood. The number one tournament seeded team, ECU, defeated Longwood with a final score of 81 to 59. Sue Rama scored 12 points and pulled in 9 rebounds for Ixmgwood. Twelve points were also scored by Anita Stowe and she had 6 rebounds. Linda Baumler connected for 10 points. Elon College won the tournament in the winner's finals against the University of South Carolina as East Carolina University won the Consolation finals. "It was an enjoyable trip with numerous learning opportunities for a young, inexperienced team. We needed the experience of tournament play against quality teams. For the players, this trip provided an opportunity to see, be a part of and compete against some very good basketball teams. It also caused some of the players to realize the quality of basketball they can play, and that is good quality ball," said Coach Jean Smith.

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L.C. Swimming Team Loses First Meet To W.C. B] CLARE BAXTER On January 28,1975, ixmgwood College held their first swim meet of the season at home against Westhanipton College. The final score was Westhampton ito Ixmgwood 40. Sally Holt/, placed third in the 200 yard Freestyle with a tune of 2:39.1. In the 100 yard IM Cathy Holt and Ix-x McFay placed second and third respectively with times of 1:14.3 and 1:17.3. Sally Hoffmaster placed second in the 50 yard Backstroke With a tune of 35.1, Beryl Nixon came m third with a time of 36.s. Debbie Miller placed third in the 50 > Bid Breast Stroke with a tune of 40.0, as Cheryl Hanunond came in third in the 50 yard Freestyle with a tune of 30.8.

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Cathy Holt came in first in the 50 yard Butterfly with a time of 34.0, Debbie Miller followed with a close third in 36.0. Robin Wallmeyer took first in the diving while Sally Hoffmaster came in third for the 100 yard Butterfly, Cathy Holt came in second with a time of 1:20.5. Sally Hoffmaster came in second, with Beryl Dixon third in the 100 yard Backstyle with times of 1.21.3 and 1:22.8 respectively. Cheryl Hanunond came in third with a time of 1:08.3 in the 100 freestyle. lex McFay came in third in the 400 yard free style with a time of 5:51.0. In the 100 yard Breaststroke Ixmgwood dominated with Pam Walder coming in first with a tune of 1.27.3 and Susan Turner coining in second with a time of 1:29.9. The following are members of the 1975 Ixmgwood College Swim Team: Cindy Moore, Debbie Miller. Sally Boltz, Beryl Dixon, beryl Hanunond, Sally Yhoffrter Cathy Holt, Lex McFay, S rner, Eileen English, Stepi Steinbeck, Robin Wallnieyn Lee, Pam Walder — ass..*.. . oach and Mrs. Carolyn 1 . Coassistant.

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L.C. Swim Team Loses Match To UVA By Score Of 66-51 By CLARE BAXTER On January 31, 1975 I xmgwoods' swim team traveled to U.Va. and lost a tough match 66-51. In the 222 frees style Sally Boltz placed second with a time of 2:34.6 Cathy Holt and lex McFay placed second and third respectively in the 100 IM with times of 1:16.0 and 1.18.8. In the Backstroke Sally Hoffmaster placed second with a time of 34.6 and Beryl Dixon

placed third with a time of 35.3. Pam Walker placed second and Susan Turner third in the 50 Breaststroke with times of 38.4 and 39.1. In the 50 freestyle Cheryl Hammond placed second with a time of 29.5 and Sally Boltz was third with a 30.7. Debbie Miller was third in the 50 fly with a time of 34.1. Robin Wallmeyer placed third in the 1 meter required diving and first in the 1 meter optional diving. Cheryl Hammond placed third in the 100 free with a time of

1:08.0. In the 100 Backstroke Sally Hoffmaster and Beryl Dixon placed second and third respectively with times of 1:19.2 and 1:23.5. Lex McFay was first in he 400 free with a time of 5:49.5. Pam Walker was first in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:26.2 and Sue Turner was second with a 1:27.8. The team of Debbie Miller, Cathy Holt, Sally Boltz and Cheryl Hammond placed first in the 200 relay with a time of 2:01.5.


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Collects Two More Victories February 8, in French Gymnasium on the Longwood Campus the Longwood Women's Basketball teams collected more victories. This time it was the College of William and Mary to feel the overpowering presence of the Longwood teams. William and Mary dominated the first half of play in the Varsity game to have a 24 to 21 lead. Ixingwood's cold shooting and numerous turnovers kept giving William and Mary opportunities to score. However, the second half of play was definitely dominated by a determined Ix)ngwood team who outscored William and Mary, 43 to 21. Longwood had a second half shooting percentage of 50 per cent while holding William and Mary to 26 per cent. The I/Migwood Varsity defeated the College of William and Mary's Varsity by a final score of 64 to 45. Very good games were played by Mary Anne Gresham with 14 points and Diane Jones with 12 points. Leading scorer was Sue Rama with 18 points while the leading rebounder was Linda

Baumler with 13 for Longwood. William and Mary's leading scorer was Cathy Wilson with 16 points. Carolyn McCoy also connected for 11 of William and Mary's points. The Longwood Junior Varsity had easy sailing to accumulate their 75 to 31 victory over the William and Mary Junior Varsity. With a first half score of 36 to 22 and all of Longwood's players playing, it was easy to outscore William and Mary in the second half by a 39 to 9 point spread. Five longwood players were in the double figure scoring column. Roxann Fox led with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Post player, Lynn Wilkes scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds. Ten points apiece were collected by Toni Harris and Kim Steacy. Point player, D. D. Hulvey, played an excellent game with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 pass interceptions. William and Mary's leading scorer was Beverly Ford with 15 points. Ten points were also scored by Cindy Baily for William and Mary.

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Complaints Published In Gyres During 1940's timents?! "I write home that I'm losing weight. But do you send me "eats?" - "That's fine," you say, and, "Keep it up! - Cut down on all those sweets." or' "N'I really don't get homesick, Folks; + I'm happy anywhere; - But I could surely use the trip - If y'all would send the fare!" Then, as now, students supposedly attended college for an education. The author of "Dear Diary," however, believes otherwise: "Classes, classes, classes - the two a day are killing me. How can I possibly get my sunbath for four hours straight when classes keep interfering? Twelve credits'are really too many in the spring with a young girl's fancy turning to love and men. That reminds me - I actually did see a man today." Speaking of men, COLONNADE material abounds in this area. "About Men categorizes everything from the "Smoothie" to the "Drip" to "Man's Man" and analyzes each. "Are You Boy Bait?" (March, 1943) is a question-answer session, (please check the appropriate box). Inquiries run the gammut from the common "Can you remember name?" to the more difficult, "Do your knees show under your skirt?" If the reply to the latter is "yes," then "I understand that we are out of the crinoline age, but modesty Left." hasn't gone completely yet." Imaginary letters home were i Wonder what they thought of the not uncommon in these wartime COLONNADES. "Utters from a mini-skirt!) And, as "Dear Freshman," (November, 1943), a Diary" drifts off to sleep, she series of six notes home, begins thinks, "lovely thoughts . . . with the writer's hatred of clothes, men, clothes, men, Men, Fannville, and ending with a MEN, MEN." One activity, possibly happy, acceptance-of-life atsomething in the spirit of the titude Some excerpts from the paint battle, was "Rat Week," first letters are printed below: "September 21 Farmville is described by an editor of the absolutely the worst place My COLONNADE: "Every year during that period known as "Rat IIKiiinnate . . . rushed in a few minutes after I got here and Week," S.T.C. Freshmen are declared that she loved S.T.C. duly initiated into college life. already. Personally, I can't see Directed by the Sophomores, anything to rave about . . . They they turn their efforts to many have a very silly rule about useful accomplishments. Among them is the writing ot the themes putting lights out at 9:30 They act as if we haven't grown on various deep and intellectual topics..." These topics included up 9 "September 28... We have had "Why is a duck ", "Why Ships three parties and Orientation are Called She?", and "Why classes every minute of the day Cracked Ice Isn't What It's and night. I'm sick of telling Cracked Up to Be." The most people who I am and where I'm humorous to this writer was Why the Rotunda is Round": from . . . 'The main reason for having the (K tuber 5 . . . Sometunes I feel Rotunda round is to prevent like Farmville is in another: necking in the corners. . . " world. We can't even go downIn the previously mentioned town except three afternoons a "Utters from a Freshman," the week. And the dating rules are terrible. Tommy came up last distraught writer says of Rat Sunday and all we could do was Week that the Sophomores 'dictate" to the Freshmen, that go walking and to church. I know the poor Frosh have to "dress up he won't want to come again... " in silly clothes," and perform Another "letter Home" is a other "asinine" deeds like poem by that title. Which of us running through the halls singing has not felt these same sencolor songs, mimicking dancers and "scrambling like an egg." THE BOOK Then there were the cartoons. EVERY GIRL "Four Years ... For This?" 1942), pictures girls SHOULD READ of(March, various majors pursuing their BEFORE careers: The Biology major SHE BECOMES chases butterflies with a net; a Home Ec. major, looking PREGHAHT. disgusted, holds a crying baby, | the Physical Education major swishes around the fur costume that she wears in her night club act. & i\ H rliiriKi Hi-" "Campus Hints," (November, 1941) picture young women in various college endeavors. In ... one, a group of co-eds are lying It's frvv. Send for it: Nun n I'IM-MO. t ..1.11.1.1,1 MOW. around looking rather bored, By KAREN FOSTER THE COI/)NN ADE of the early 1940's often satirized life at State Teachers College. Letters, commentaries, cartoons, even humorous poetry expressed the students' feelings, some of them not much different than those of today. The literary magazine published, as THE ROTUNDA does now, complaints (some in the form of letters-to-the-editor) on the infirmary and the dining hall. One letter stated, "It is my firm opinion that many of us feel as I do about the present situation there. It is impossible to receive the proper individual attention when there is only one person in charge of ;i whole infirmary . . . As it is, if we no to the infirmary, we are no better off than if we stayed in our rooms." A humorous article entitled, "Dear Diary," published in May, 1943, begins,". . . I've just come from the dining hall. We laughed when we sat down to eat, but that was before the food was brought in. "Pink horse" as the meat course and jelly pie definitely left much to be desired. Dinner was a little rough in other ways, too. Just ;is I was inbibing a long glass of milk- WHAM! and a plate hit me on the head." One wonders if those S.T.C. ever played our food game of "One, Two, Three to the

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dreaming of . . . men? The quip beside it reads, "Say, remember now and then - While listening with raptuous sigh, - Others of us have young men - There's just one line to V.P.I." "Magnifying Obsessions" (February, 1945) stereotypes S.T.C. students, for example, "Sky-Grazer Sue," "Athlete Alma." The "S.T.C. Special" is (Mined as "Baggy sweater ... a favorite skirt . . . anklets ..." We've come a long way! (Next Week: THE COLONNADE: 1946-1950)

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Students Offered Various Fields Of Study In Experimental College By ANITA RIVARD "Experimental College is the answer to the students' demand to participate in areas outside of their majors," according to Beth Williamson, chairman of Experimental College 1975. Sponsored by Student Union, Experimental College consists of a variety of non-credit coursed designed to accommodate the students' interests in many categories. The coursed offered include many not within the academic curriculum of the college and some which a student would not be exposed to if it were not for those people who have volunteered their time and talents to make this program a success. Many fields of interest have been included in the program for Experimental College this year. The majority of these were scheduled due to an obvious interest among the student body, or as a result of students' suggestions throughout the year. Eleven courses have been scheduled, and many choices are available to interested students. The only requirement, states Beth is "just to attend and enjoy." Experimental College, in its entirety, will run from February 17 through April 10. Each course has its own individual schedule and there is a minimum of timing conflicts so that students may attend as many of the classes offered as their own schedule permits. Most of the courses offer two or three classes, while others may be scheduled according to the wished of the instructor. All of the classed, with one exception, will meet on a week night and at a time when most students would be able to attend. How To Stop Smoking" "How to Stop Smoking" is sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventists and is designed to help all those interested "crush the smoking habit." Five consecutive sessions should be attended for success in this course. These will be held in the Honors Council Room in Lankford, February 23 through 27 at 7:30 each evening. From student reaction so far, this may prove to be one of the most well â&#x20AC;&#x201D; attended courses this year. Auto Mechanics will be taught by the Chairman of Experimental College, Beth Williamson. Beth plans to teach the basics of auto mechanics and automobile maintenance in classes on February 18 and 25 and

on March 4. The classes will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Maintenance Building. Cooking And Interior Decorating Creative Cookery, or "A Gourmet Menage a Trois" will be instructed by Home Ec majors. During the course of these classes, participating students will have a hand in preparing a gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Interested persons should meet in the Coyner Foods I^ab at 7:00 on the evenings of February 20 and 27 and March 6. "Furnish it with Color," also under the supervision of Home Ec majors, will acquaint you with the basic of color and design. The goal of this course is to teach the basic of interior decorating. The classes will be held in Coyner T, February 19 and 26 and March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Indoor Gardening Indoor Gardening will be taught by Betty Ann Scott. The basic of potting and caring indoor plants will be discussed. Tentatively scheduled for February 20 and 27 and March 6 at 7:00 p.m., the location of the class will be announced at a later time. Exercise and Weight Control will be taught by a member of the Health and Physical Education Department, Dr. Gerald Grahm. The class will consist of an exercise program to aid in taking off pounds. Students who wish to participate may meet in French classroom on March 10 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. Guitar The basics of guitar will be taught by Junior Cov Pack. This is designed to be a beginner course and will be taught in Wheeler Rec on March 3, 10, and 17 at 7:00 p.m. The course "Bride-to-Be" is concerned with the planning of your wedding. It will stress the importance of a personal touch in

planning the kind of wedding you really want, simple or extravagant. The classes will meet in the lankford Reading Rooms on February 19 at 7:30 and on March 3 at 8:00 p.m. Photography Photograph will be instructed by Ms. Barbara Stonikinis of the Public Relations Department. According to Ms. Stonikinis, the course will concern the basics of using a camera and she will also discuss developing and printmaking. These classes will meet in the lankford Reading Rooms on February 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. A favorite of students last year, "Mixology" will be taught by Mr. Joe Mitchell and Mr. Jimmy Paul. This course will cover the basics of "bartending" and will meet on February 26 and on March 5 and 12 at 7:30 in the Lankford "A" room. Transcendental Analysis "Introduction to transactional Analysis is sponsored by the BSU and will be led by Jim Garrison. TA is described as "a rational approach to understanding behavior and is based on the assumption that any individual can learn to trust himself, think for himself, make his own decisions, and express his feelings." If the book I'm OK You're OK interested you, come and learn more about TA. The eight week course will begin on February 20 and will meet at the BSU at 7:00 p.m. "Experimental College" has been successful in the past as a way for students to make use of spare time and develop personal interests. However, it can only continue to be successful if interested students are willing to participate. If any of the eleven courses listed is appealing to you, it would benefit you to attend one or more of the sessions offered, for any additional information, contact Beth Williamson or a SUN member.

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