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ROTUNDA

LONGWOOD COLLEGE, f-ARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 14.1978

VOL. UII

NO 16

Ski Accident Leads To Internship With With Senator Kennedy

Photo Courtesy Kim laughter Kim Laughter had an exciting summer internship with Senator Kennedy's Washington office.

Two New Minors Offered By DEBBIE NORTHERN Approval was given Tuesday. February 7 by the Academic Policies Committee for both a journalism and communications minor, according to Dr. W I. Frank. Chairman of the English and Philosophy Department. The Communications minor will require English 110 (Journalism) or English 210 (Editorial Journalism), English

296 i A Critical Approach to tinMass Media), Speech 311 iRadio and TV), Art 257 (Film Studies), and two electives taken from other communications courses The journalism minor will include English 110 and 210, and English 296 or 243. and nine credit hours of electives. Anyone interested in one or both of these minors should contact Dr. Frank for further information.

Student Activities Reserve Mounts By DEBBIE NORTHERN At present, the student Activities fee reserve has $15,000 in its account. Mrs. Betty Kidder, the college treasurer, distributes the fees as students pay them. This account is invested in a savings certificate, and $5,000 is in a checking account. The reserve builds up if any money is left over from the fund. Mrs. Kidder explained that a $10,000 reserve is necessary in case the enrollment drops and not enough money is brought into the fund and to help any organizations who get into financial trouble I,ast spring the student activity fee allotment was $70,000. This money is distrubuted to college clubs and organizations. Mrs. Kidder added that a majority of the campus groups do

a good job with their allocations. She feels the Iengwood method of dispersal is "a good one" with less strings attached than at other colleges.

BY DEBBIE NORTHERN Kimberly laughter, a senior at Ix)ngwood College, began the start of her career just over a year ago by running into U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. On December 27. 1976. Kim and several friends were skiing in Waterville Valley. New Hampshire during Christmas break. Kim collided with the senator while skiing I^ter. while eating with her friends in the lodge the senator sat dovn with them to talk. Kim explained that "none of my friends believed me'* when she told them of her encounter with Kennedy. Kennedy asked Kim if she had a job for the upcoming summer Her only plan was to lifeguard, so he offered her a three-month internship in his Washington office. After months of waiting to hear from Senator Kennedy. Kim was beginning to believe he had forgotten his promise. In the Richmond News leader she said. "1 was a little worried that Senator Kennedy would forget my name and be unable to contact me. All he knew about me was that I was from Virginia, a junior at the College of" William

and the refugee situation," Kim told a Richmond News leader reporter. She especially was interested in the hearings on the use of laetril, where cancer victims were witnesses for its use. and doctors stated reasons against it. Kim said that often the discussions would become quite heated.

Photo Courtesy Kim laughter Senator Hubert Humphrey was just one of the many people Kim ' 8 R n<'r internship.

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weak skier." Internship Then in April, while at a baseball game. Kim finally got the call she had been waiting for Her roommate summoned her from the game to tell her that the senator was on the line. Senator Kennedy had reserved her a place as an intern and Kim jumped at the opportunity of working at his office from June until August. "During the eight-hour day I learned basically how our American government operates. I attended White House ceremonies. Senate floor debates. listened to governmental proposals, and observed Senator Kennedy in action during his committee hearings concerning major health issues, the energy crisis.

The internship's purpose is to provide first-hand experience about the national government to college students and young Americans. Kim feels that the program gave her "invaluable experience. She added, "I really admire Senator Kennedy as a person, a political leader, a father, a friend-and he is a fantastic skier." Activities Kim was invited July 4 week end to Kennedy Compound to go on a cruise. She said that Senator Kennedy had some big parties with a lot of "fun stuff" to do. Also, in August Kim. her sister Leslie, and a friend, Susan Almond, were Senator Kennedy s guests at the Robert F Kennedy Forest Hill Tennis Tournamem in New York. Kim's seat was next to Bruce Jenner's.

I^ast year excess money from this account was spent by legislative Board, $4,000 for the Universal gymnasium, and $1,700 for curtains for Jarman. Bike racks were also approved, but Mrs. Kidder does not know if they were ever ordered since she has not received a bill for them. President Henry I. Willett, Jr.. has recommended that Dr. T.C. Dalton, one of Legislative Board's advisors, should "consult with legislative Board in terms of spending $3,000 to $5,000 for items of a permanent nature." legislative Board will form a committee to make a study of priorities for spending this money.

Future Plans During her freshman and junior years of college. Kim attended Iengwood. and then transferred to William and Mary. Due to the loss of 16 hours, Kim. a psychology major, returned to Ixmgwood so she could graduate on time. She has applied for an internship with the Virginia slate

Photo by Howard Fox High school students competed in a invitational forensirs tournament here Saturday. Iengwood students and faculty members acted as judges.

and local government, but if she does not get the internship, a fulltime job opening is available to her in June with Senator Kenned) To remember her exciting experiences, Kim has several photographs, one of which is inscribed by Senator Kennedy. Ii reads: "To Kim Your smile makes up for my lack of one Best. Ted Kennedy."

S t it de n t A rres t <> d For Graffitti By DEBBIE NORTHERN On January 29, Ireshman James Wright was arrested by campus policeman, Frank Smith for defacing state properly Wright had been caught in the act while writing Decriminalise Marijuana Class of 81 on the South Cunningham Wall According to Wright, he was just about to write the 1 in "81" when he was arreskd, and taken to the Farmville jail He said that he had asked permission to clean it off himself, but his request was denied. February 3 he was tried by the (ieneral District Court under the charge of willingly and wantingly defacing public property. He was fined $15.00 and $10.00 for court costs. Wright also must pay $55.00 for the removal of his graffitti. An administrative investigation will be held by the college, All arrests made by the campus police must go through this process.


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THE ROTUNDA

Tuesday. February 14,1978

Bookstore Complaints Investigated

Not Really A 'Rip Off Harper estimates that he has about $2,500 tied up in credit at In regard to the Iongwood these publishing companies. There are several reasons for College Bookstore, manj students have complained aboui books being late or unavailable the book prices, the lateness or One reason is that the professors unavailability of books, the need must fill out request cards with for an I.I) when cashing checks the information and number of and Mr Wayne Harper's refusal books they will need. Only about 10 lake back books with students 60 per cent of the professors turn names in them. A Bookstore these requests in on time, and Committee was sel up lo this delays the orders. Another investigate these complaints, and factor in the unavailability ol certain books is that Mr Harper this is what they discovered. The prices placed on books in must account for the number of ihe Ding wood Bookstore are the used books on campus when prices slated on the invoices Ihai placing his orders. The Swap Mr. Harper receives from the Shop greatly hinders his ability lo publishers. Anyone who has order the correct number of questions about the price of a books because he has no way ol book is welcome In look at the knowing how many used books invoices Mr Harper receives 2(1 are for sale, and exactly how percent of the book price, out ot many he must order to fill ihe which he must pay for postage on demand. If he overorders books all incoming books and on the he must pay all return postage, unsold books that he returns and as previously stated, he Furthermore, he does not get his receives credit rather than cash money back for Ihe unsold books for them thai he returns. Instead of The Bookstore's main volume reluming the money to Mr. of business is transacted in the Harper. the publishing first few days of each semester, companies credit him for the and the rest of the time is spent price of the returned books. Mr mainly cashing checks. This is a

Harper had a suggestion for solving the bad check problem. He contacted the University of Virginia for information aboui their successful Bad Check Committee. The University of Virginia has set up a system where all students put $5.00 into a fund at the beginning of the year All bad checks up to $25.00 are paid for out of this fund, and the student who passed the bad check is notified by the Committee that he has a week to repay the money. If he fails to do so at the end of the week, his name is turned in to the Dean, who notifies him that he has another week to pay his debt. If he still fails to pay. his name is dropped

B) JANET ALLEN

from the role of the college. The merchants know that they will be paid up to the $25.00 limit for a bad check, and this system seems to work successfully. This system might be the solution for longwood students' check cashing problems. Mr. Harper said that on Fridays he has an overload of students wishing to cash checks, and sometimes the Bookstore funds run short and students complain. Just remember, the Bookstore is being courteous by cashing checks; it is not required thai they do so. The reason the Bookstore will not take back books with the I Continued on Page 7)

courtesy of the Bookstore since many places in Farmville won't take student checks due to the volume of bad checks passed. The reason you must have an I.D. to cash a check is because Dr Henry I. Willett Jr. sent a notice to the Farmville merchants requesting them to ask for identification because of ihe volume of bad checks. Mr

The Origins Of Valentine's Day By PAULAJOHNSON Today, Februarj 14. people all over ihe world will be celebrating Valentine's l)a> Here ai longwood. ihe sophomore class has been selling carnations and in most stores. cards commemorating Valentine's Daj have been on display since Ihe beginning of the year. Bui did you know thai Valentine's Daj is more than 1700 years old' Valentine's Day was originally a Christian Festival commemorating ihe martyrdom of Si Valentine on February 14. 270 A.I) Valentine was imprisoned for giving aid and comfort io ihe underground Christians during (he rule ot l.mperor Claudius II. However. ihis was not the only reason why he was imprisoned li seems ihai Claudius believed ihai married Bomans made poor soldiers and issued a decree forbidding

Bomans io marry. Valentine ignored old Claudius' decree and encouraged secret marriages with the blessings of the underground Christian church. Unfortunately. Claudius found out about it and Valentine found himself in jail. As the story goes Valentine befriended ihe jailer's daughter and restored her sighi On the night before his execution. Valentine wrote a letter expressing his feelings for the girl, signing ii â&#x20AC;˘From Your v aleniine." The Roman festival of l.upercalia was ihe "lovers' festival'.' Karly Roman men often wore the names of ihe girls who were io be their partners during the Lupercalia pinned lo iheir sleeves, i From this we have the saying "he wears his heart upon his sleeve" when a young man shows an interesi in a young lad\ i In 4% the festival was

changed from February 15 io February 14 in hopes to give n a Christian meaning. By the 14ih century, however, the religious significance, if there ever was any. was overshadowed by the nonreligious customs of ihe festival. There are many things lhat are interesting lo nole abom Valentine's Day. In 1415 ihe Duke of Orleans, while imprisoned in ihe Tower of London, wrote love poems lo his wife in France for Valentine's Day. In the 17th century single girls ate a hard boiled egg and pinned five bay leaves lo their pillows before going to sleep on Valentine's Eve. They believed thai they would dream of their future husband. With the development of the postal service, ihe practice of mailing homemade messages became popular. Some of ihese messages were tender in nature, some comical, and oihers should noi have been written. In the United Slates, mass production of ihe Valentine's Day cards began in ihe early 19th ceniury. thanks io ihe efforts of Esther Howland Valentine's Day is now a traditional day io show someone ihat you care. If you haven'i. n's still not loo late io show them iha you do. Sources Encyclopedia Americana, 'Si. Valentine's \jo\e Note Started It All." The Smithsonian, Feb. 1976. The Book of Knowledge.

Essay Contest Sponsored By CERESA HANEY "Free Enterprise and How It Makes Our System Work," is the (opic for the essay contest being sponsored by Phi Beta lambda to emphasize Free Enterprise Week, February 20-24. A $10 first prize, and a $5 second prize will be awarded. The paper should be one to three lyped pages or the equivalent

handwritten. Judging will be based on originality, content, and basic English skills. The essays are due Friday, February 17 and the winners will be announced February 22. All entries should be turned in to the Business Department Office. Room 216, West Kuffner. The essay contest is open to All longwood students.

STUDENT RIGHTS Find out what your rights are. Our brand new Folio reveals Parent and Student rights in school, in all categories including sex discrimination. Write Haley Associates, Box --'0962. St. Petersburg, Florida .{7742 .

Photo by Lorl Felland Judges eye warily the strange characters dancing at the Gong Show.

Unusual Acts Displayed In Gong Show By DEBBIE MOUI. longwood hosted it's own (long Show" on Tuesday. Feb. 7. Though vaguely similar to the authentic (long Show viewed by millions on national television, ii was nevertheless entertaining and often so ridiculous, you were compelled to laugh. The panel of judges, ranging from I. B. Dent to Dean Heintz rated each act from one to ten; len being the highest. Paulette Daniels. Iongwood's own Chuck Barris. hosted the gala affair. The firsi two acts, "Raggedy Ann and Baggedy Andy" tap dancing and a humorous look at a "Day in ihe Life of a College Student." were gonged by Mr. Dent, the J. P. Morgan of this show. Our next act not only received wolf whistles and howls but a large round of applause as well. Three "longwood Indies," clad in revealing, sleek and suggestive meed I say more?) outfits sauntered up lo the mike and performed they're rendition of 'Hot Stuff," the theme of the song undoubtedly obvious. After having "chalked one up for

experience." one girl felt safe in saying i losi my kidney ai Hampden-Sydney." one line of their song. The song ended with another girl stating that the longwood boys are still the besi. The audience seemed io agree with this as applause and laughter was tremendous. Keeny Manly sang a Belle Midler song, with John Hudson as accompanist. The next two acts were gonged. Carolyn Craft then sang "The Way We Were," a job well done. Bizarre and extraordinary can only describe ihe following act. What can you say about six college men who dance around on the stage with paper bags on their heads, plastic i rash bags covering their bodies, waving wierd constructed implements about and grunting like wild animals"' I believe I've said it already. Keeney Manly walked away ihe winner of the I/ongwood Gong Show. For all those that participated or watched the show, it was worthwhiledefinitely beats reading Anthropology!


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There Is Hope For

THE ROTUNDA

Tuesday. February 14,1978

"Writing Syndrome" By BECKY BENNICK •Will I have to write a paper9" is the most commonly asked question the first day of class. The answer will many times determine whether or not the student will drop the class. Fortunately. Longwood has a program to help those students who are afraid to write. It is called Writing I,ab. "The purpose of the writing labs is to dispel fears of writing," says Dr. Donald Stuart, III director of freshman English. It is a program in which students can get the personal attention ihey need. But it is not only for freshmen. Anyone who feels he needs help with his writing is encouraged to

join a lab. some mysterious process — not Dr. Stuart points out. "This se- something natural." mester we have twenty labs To help his students, Dan scheduled throughout the week. encourages them to write as they Most of the students in them are speak: in simple sentences. This freshmen, but some of our technique allows the student to foreign students come for extra •get his ideas down on paper" help in reading Fnglish. The before trying to construct long, program is centered around the involved paragraphs. student's needs." And lots of the students show To provide individualized in- progress. By the end of the struction, the labs are generally semester they no longer are limited in size. In this way, the intimidated by writing lab instructors - Fnglish assignments or essay questions. graduate students — can work on The major problem with the a student-to-student basis. writing labs, however, is the Dan Corrie, a graduate student students* attitudes. "A lot of in English, teaches eight lab students feel up-tight about being sections. "The biggest problem in writing labs." says Dan. "They the students have," says Dan. "is feel embarrassed to be in them. that they are scared to pick up a This is the wrong way to look at pen. They feel that writing is them. The people who are in labs are bright, intelligent people: they jut haven't been turned on io writing." Hopefully, with more people joining the writing labs, fewer longwood students will suffer from "Writing Syndrome."

Music News

Photo by Debbie Northern TRADITION - The Papas of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF explain their role in rehearsal FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will be performed in .larman. February 23-25.

Sunday. February 12. the members of Sigma Alpha Iota. I-ongwood College Concert Choir, and the Camerata Singers performed the music of 20th century American composers. Upcoming events in the Longwood Department of Musicinclude Maurice Hinson as guest clinician. A recital will be held February 16 at 8:00. Registration for the master class will be February 17 at 9:00 a. m. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for the master class. Janet Truitt. a soprano, will perform in a Junior Recital Sunday. February 19 at 4:00 p. m All these events will be held in ihe Molnar Kecital Hall in the Wygal Building.

Swap Shop Survey To all students interested in THEIR used book store: please fill out this survey and return to Box 748 or Box 1091 by February 21. Swap Shop is a second-hand bookstore which is operated solely on student volunteer service and on a non-profit basis. Swap Shop was established in the spring of 1971 and opened in the fall of 1972. The purpose of Swap Shop is to provide a service to the student body and at the same time aid students who are in need of financial assistance to continue their education. Swap Shop gives two scholarships at the end of each academic year; one for services and the other for academics (for both scholarships need is the primary concern). The money for these scholarships comes from the dime for each book sold by Swap Shop and from books and money not picked up by the designated time. 1. Would you continue to bring your books to Swap Shop if: A. You had to pay a nickel for each book brought in plus a dime if your book is sold l total 15c for each book sold I? yes no B. You had to pay a nickel for each book brought in plus a nickel IF your book sold (total of 5c per unsold book and 10c for each book sold) ? yes no 2. Do you feel that Swap Shop was open enough hours for bringing in. buying, and picking up books? yes no

Come to the Lower Dining Hall after the basketball game this Saturday and enjoy the music of LARIAT SAM. cabaret seating. refreshments sold, 9-12 p.m.. Longwood students 50c. guests $1.00. S-UN CALENDAR ABC Rooms Wed.. FEb. 15 - "Oldies Film Festival" - 50c 7:00 — in a Lonely Place" 9:00 — "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" Thurs.. Feb. 16 — "Oldies Film Festival" — 50c 7:00 — "Cover Girl" 9:00 — "It Happened One Night" Frid.. Feb. 17 - "Oldies Film Festival" - 50c 7:00 — "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" 9:00 — "It Happened One Night" Sat.. Feb. 18 - Mini-Concert - LARYAT SAM 9:00 - Lower Dining Hall; L.C. 50c. Guests $1.00 Mon.. Feb. 20 — "The Ascent of Man" No. I — "Lower than the Angles" — AB Rooms. Free.

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THE ROTUNDA

Tuesday, February 14,1978

FROM THE EDITOR

Commentary

Proposed General Education Requirement Increase

The Rotunda wishes to clarify the fact that two ILimpden-Sydney gentlemen, Ken Woodley and William Redd, apologized for remarks made in the February 3 issue of The Tiger. The Tiger DID NOT ap iloi ize or have anything to do with the apology. It was solely an individual effort on the part of both yo ing men to express their displeasure with the iiuiit ion. D le to the above mentioned remarks, The Rotunda has c< me to the resolution that, since The Tiger seems to nol luely respect The Rotunda or Longwood College, our newspaper will no longer be sent to the HampdenSydney campus by way of The Tiger. Also The Rotunda will no longer be responsible for distributing any Tigers to the Longwood students. If any members of the Hampden-Sydney community nrc desirous ot receiving The Rotunda, arrangements will be made for its distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience we might have caused any gentlemen at Hampden-Sydney. The Rotunda will not pass judgment on the journalistic abilities of The Tiger, but wishes to express its displeasure over the February 3 issue of The Tiger. The Rotunda hopes that projects between the two colleges will not be further hampered by this misunderstanding.

By DAVE PHILLIPS General Education requirements are pretty much a fact of life. They are one of those things that, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get around. Seeing as they're a relatively permanent fixture here, it is onlyappropriate that we as students give the proposed revisions of the (leneral Education requirements ;i good, thorough examination. There is currently a movement throughout the academic sphere to increase the number of (leneral Education requirements—the feeling runs that the free reign that had been given to students of some institutions has not yielded entirely positive results. In reading through the final report on the subject by the Ad Hoc Committee, it becomes apparent that they share this opinion in the report there are certain

LETTERS

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S-UIN Events

A newspaper editor has the responsibility to present factual, informative material to his or her reading public, but also should not pring opinionated or offensive articles which will insult the public.

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the student body of I/Migwood College. I have been Chairman of S-UN for a month and since that time every event S-UN has sponsored has been a success. The mixers were well attended, as usual, and Monty Python and Peter Pan drew good crowds. The Mardi (Iras week end. as far as SUN is concerned, was a success Thank you all. I guess what I am getting at is ihat it takes student participation to have a successful event. We can improve the entertainment we provide only if people support ihe events. So far this semester participation has been good and has made our events successful I urge you all to keep up this participation in the future. We have great plans for the remainder of this semester and for next year too. Only with your attendance can these plans be fulfilled. Sec you at the next S-UN event. Ann I-eaviti Chairman of Student Union

Articles which are not completely edited and presented can cause insults. Editors should have the authority to use their own judgments as to what is printed in their papers; but they must keep in mind i hit the function is to serve their audience. I he printed word is a very strong social tool, and used carelessly, can cause grave misunderstandings and distrust. It can also undermine relations between countries or institutions, relations which may be just beginning to hold promise of peace. A newspaper, in presenting the news and differing lews, cannot even hope to please everyone: always someone s toes will he stepped on. Hut a newspaper, specially a small community paper, must strive to eflocl it-> readership. If it grossly insults a majority of ti is population, it u ill lose its credibility and will not be M ul What good is it to print a newspaper no one u ishes to read? The Rotunda hopes to always present the news in an intoimative and interesting light, thereby serving the I ongwood community

THE ROTUNDA ESTABLISHED 1920 EDITOR Debbie Northern Hi SINKS.s M VNAGERS Carol Spenser and Sara Smith \I)VERTISINC. MANAGER DaveGates 1 ,.\ Y< ft IT Mary Dunnavant. Teresa Ware. Janet Rggleston, Wanda Petersen, Betty Michel I>ewis. Kathv Rodgers. IAurie Huffman, Nancy Collela, Margaret Hammerslev WT 1,0,-i Felland, Marv Diller. Patti K. Chapman CIRCULATION Vicki Eareckson. JoAnne Harrell. AnnRoutolo si'OKI s EDITOR Margaret Hammerslev SPORTS WRITERS Celeste Rodriguez, .land Heath I 'IK rTOGRAPHY Ix>ri Felland. Nancy Cosier. Howard Fox. Neil Sullivan. Janet Heath. Jackie Steer STAFF WRITERS Tom DeWitt. Karen Shelton, Paula Johnson. Beck) Bennick, Janet Allen, Linda Carrillo, Mary Dunnavant. Debbie Moul. Donna Sizemore Published weekly during the college year with the exception of holidays and examination periods by the students of Longwood College. Farmville. Virginia. Printed by the Farmville Herald. Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and its columnists, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration. I -etters to the editor are welcome. They must be typed, signed and submitted to the editor bv the Frida) preceding publication date. All letters are subject to editing.

references to institutions such as Stanford and Harvard. The report exudes a general feeling of comparison: what is good for Stanford is appropriate for longwood taking a brief pause for thought, one sees that this is for several reasons a rather illogical analogy. First, it should be apparent to all that Longwood does not cater to the same type of student that Stanford does Therefore, it is obviously illogical to assume that the programs adopted by these schools are the proper programs for longwood. Second, while it is true that these schools are increasing the hours in their general Education programs it only pays to look where they're increasing them from—on the average these schools have about twenty-five hours of General Education requirements. Ixingwood already has forty-eight and the proposed revisions would boost this to fiftyfour. When one compares the proposed revisions lo the departments represented on the Ad Hoc Committee, one notices that those departments represented seem to have more of their courses listed as requirements. The reverse is also true. This is particularly noticeable in the

area of the social sciences—a faction virtually unrepresented on the committee. If the proposed revisions are adopted, it will then be possible for a student to earn his degree here without ever taking a course in the "true" social sciences i Anthropology. Psycology, and Sociology). How is this possible1? Well, under the social sciences, several changes have been made. Six hours of Western Civilization will be required of all students and the remaining nine hours of study are to be divided between two subjects which the committee deems to be social sciences, two of these subjects happen to be History and Social Work. History, it would seem, is more of a humanity than it is a social science and social work is not a social science at all—it is a compromise. Of all the schools in Virginia, only one, Averelt, considers social work to be a social science. Faculty members are to vote on the proposed revisions March 3. Between then and now. students should make their opinions heard. Although the revisions will not affect us, people judge us by the image of the institution we attend, and the image cast off by these revisions is not one of great competence.

Proposed Revisions in the General Studies Program Recommended By the Ad Hoc Committee To Study General Education Requirements I. COMMUNICATIONS AND HUMANITIES a. b. c. d.

English 100,101 Literature < may be foreign language literature) Philosophy Art. Dramatic Arts. Music. Speech 101. Foreign language i in two areas) Note: Students wishing to take the B.A. degree must take a minimum of 9 hours at the 200 level in a foreign language.

II SOCIAL SCIENCES a. History 111,112 b. American History I . Anthropology, Economics. Geography,Government, History. Psychology. Social Work i Human Services >, Sociology in at least two areas • 3 hours required for students in teacher education program! III NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS ,i Natural Science One four-hour laboratory course in a biological science and one four-hour laboratory course in B physical science A student may elect two four-hour laborator) courses In the same science, biological or physical, if at least one of these courses is above the 100 level b. Mathematics and-or Computer Science IV HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION a Health Education 100 li Physical Education Activity courses

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THE ROTUNDA

Tuesday. February 14,1978

Blaek Music By MARY LOUISE PARRIS "My parents would be astonished to know that, this day. I am at Ixmgwood College. . .1 think they would be even more happy than astonished though.'* Thus began Mrs. Undine Moore in her lecture on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Wygal Auditoruium. She was asked to speak about different phases of Black Music in America as a part of Black Culture Week. She started by saying. "The music of Black people in America is truly a house of many mansions." She mentioned Ragtime. Blues, Prison songs, Soul-Rock, Spirituals, Gospels, and Jazz were all parts of Black Music. "I think Jazz is the classical music of Black people," commented Mrs. Moore. She said that Billie Taylor, a former student of hers and a famous Jazz musician, reminded her that you can be a Blues Man without being a Jazz Man but you can't be a Jazz Man without being somewhat of a Blues Man. Mrs. Moore said she wanted to talk for the remainder of her time about Spiritual music, which is the oldest and largest part of religious folk songs. She said she wasn't going to conduct a • European" lecture with all eyes on the speaker, but rather an Afro-American" lecture with participation from the audience. And participation there was, as she taught the audience a children's play song, "Old John the Rabbit." She said it was a simple song but she added, "It is the business of thoughtful people lo find significance." After singing the song with the response of "Oh, yes" from the audience Mrs. Moore explained. All that song says I made a garden and the rabbits ate it.' It illustrates the making of something out of an ordinary

experience which equals creativity." The next song she taught the audience was a prison song entitled "Great God Almighty" to which the audience provided a "chopping" sound and joined in on the response. Mrs. Moore next sang an early Blues tune Another Man Done Gone," which she thought was a profound song in that it showed sympathy and concern for another human being. Mrs. Moore went on to explain the difference between a Spiritual and a Gospel song. She said the spirituals are true folk songs — they weren't composed, but came down throught the decades via oral transmission. She said Spirituals reflect the impact of Christianity on the African slaves. Gospel songs, on the other hand, are much more recent — they were written in the Depression years of this century. Gospel songs, unlike Spirituals, are accompanied, usually on the piano. Gospel songs were written because Blacks felt out of place in city churches and the songs were designed to encourage and carry then from one week to the next. Mrs. Moore pointed out that Spirituals center on the great desire of the slaves for freedom, but this freedom is desired by everyone. She said that you may be free physically, but no one is completely free psychologically, hence the Spirituals have a universal appeal, today, as in the past. Some of the Spirituals she mentioned, or rather, sang parts of. included "Free at I^ast," and "Oh, Freedom." Mrs. Moore explained that the slaves identified with Bible characters such as Moses and Daniel for they were also trying to find freedom. Songs like "Go Down Moses," "liet My People

Clay Taliaferro, along with Carol Warner who performed in FUNNY GIRL and Lynda Davis, presented a lecturedemonstration Friday, February 10. As a boy, Taliaferro explained that he was uncoordinated. In high school, he was too embarrassed to attend dances, but he went to the Boston Conservatory to study. He explained that "Dance stimulates you to find who you are." Taliaferro dances with Theatre Dance Trio, an ensemble of individual virtuosos who perform not only their own works, but those of other contemporary choreographers such as Eugene Loring, Donald McKayle, Nancy W. Smith and Anna Sokolow. Theatre Dance Trio has had great success teaching movement philosophers and disciplines of Jose Union. Gloria Newman, Bella Lewitzky and Donald McKayle. Recently they spent a month as resident pedagogues at Melissa Hayden's Skidmore College Dance Program. pnot0 by Debbie Northern

Go." and "Daniel-Servant of the I-ord" illustrated her point. Mrs. Moore continued by pointing out the many subjects Black Spirituals deal with, such as the birth and death of Christ, baptism, death, the human condition and human rights. The Camerata Singers helped to introduce Mrs. Moore by singing one of the Spirituals she arranged. "Daniel — Servant of the Lord." Mrs. Moore complimented the Cameratas and Dr. McCray by saying, "He makes it sound better than it really is." Thursday night, Mrs. Moore held an interpretative workshop. She worked with the Camerata Singers for the first portion on two songs, "DanielServant of the Lord" and "Striving After God." She then worked with other students, including members of the Ixmgwood College Choir, on three of her compositions "Oh, The Bleeding I,amb," "Mother to Son" (based on a poem by I^angston Hughes), and ix*t Us Make Man in Our Own Image," from John Milton's Paradise Ix)st. In each of the songs Mrs. Moore conducted, she emphasized the feeling the song was intended to evoke, as she had written it. Mrs. Undine Smith Moore is a native of Petersburg, Virginia. She graduated from Fisk University with honors in piano, music history and music theory. She completed her master's degree at Columbia University

Photo by Lori Felland Undine Moore leads audience in Spiritual Songs. Teachers College in 1931. Mrs. Moore has always been a teacher first, a composer second. She joined the faculty of Virginia State University in 1927. She established a Black Music Center there in 1970 and upon her retirement from Virginia State in 1972 she was honored with a concert by her former students at Town Hall in New York City and also awarded an honorary doctorate of Music from Virginia State. In addition she received an honorary doctorate of Music from Indiana University in 1976, where she is also Senior Advisor to the Afro-American Arts

Institute there. On September 29. 1977 she was named laureate of Music by the Virginia Cultural laureate Society and awarded a medal by Ex-Governor Godwin. Mrs. Moore remains very active. She travels around the country and state promoting Black Music and Art. She frequently teaches special classes in music at various colleges and universities. Mrs. Undine Moore is a talented and energetic lady and those who heard her on Thursday know that Ixmgwood was indeed fortunate to have her as a guest speaker and conductor.

Student To Teach The Art Of Self Defense A part of studying Karate is He feels that there is sufficient By DONNA SIZEMORE learning when and how lo use it interest to warrant the How many people were aware He feels that people have the establishment of this class of the fad thai Ixmgwood College has a Karate expert in its sludeni tendency to get the wrong idea Stuart Tennani will serve as body'.' Well, we do, and his name about Karate. It can be very sponsor for this event Tony instructs anyone who is is Tony Vicari. Tony is quite beneficial skill to acquire. Tony will be teaching a course interested in participating in this distinguished in the ancieni art ot self-defense here ai class lo sign up on the sheet self-defense. He possesses ;i on Ixmgwood. The course will be placed in the New Smoker or to black belt in Karate. Ton) i aught ai nine o'clock on Contact him Tony stresses the received his instruction from a Wednesday nights Tony staled fact that all I hat is required lo seven time grand national i hat people came lo him. and succeed in Karate is interest You champion in ihe field of Karate. asked him lo Instruct the class do not have to be coordinated Tony stated thai his friends were really the sole motivators for his development of interest in Karate. This interest developed in junior high school, and has remained strong since its origin He discussed the stages one must go through 10 obtain a Mact belt in Karate There arc uclualh four color levels in Karate. The beginning level carries a while bell as its symbol of completion The next level carries a green belt, which has three degrees. The next level is the level which is signified by the brown bell which also has three degrees. The final level carries the black bell as its symbol of completion, and this level signifies supreme skill in the art of Karate. Tony stressed the fact thai Karate can be very beneficial lo everyone. He stated that it has many attributes. Tony added thai Karate gets you in shape. He also believes it teaches coordination and self-control. Tony cited awareness as one of the finest benefits derived from participating in Karate. He "The Ascent of Man," a 13-part series on mankind's scientific and stated that participation in this art actually gives you the ability cultural history by Dr. Jacob Bronowski, will be shown in the ABC lo perceive things around you. Rooms of I-ankford Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30.


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Lady Lancers Place Second In Invitational Tourney

By DEBBIE NORTHERN Alternating introductions of team members started the match-up between Virginia Tech and Longwood on the lancers' home court. The lady lancers basketball team took the game 68-59 The lancers dominated early with stealing, rebounding, and a tough defense that caused turnovers. Tech cut down the lancer's 11point lead to come within four points with 2:23 remaining. This came about in a scoring drive resulting from LC. turnovers. The half time score stood with the lancers on top 27-23. LC. only allowed Tech to score one basket in the first three minutes of the second half, taking Photo by Debbie Northern a 39-25 lead. The lancers took their greatest lead of the game. Sue Rama evades Tech defenders to go to the basket. 20 points, with 12:00 minutes

First I'lace In Four Events

Gymnasts Defeat Radford B\ CELESTE RODRIGUEZ Those limber legged girls did it .mam' Our gymnastics team traveled over the mountains last Wednesday to beat Radford College in their third win of the season. They won by a 14.6 point margin the score being LC 112.4 — Radford 97.8. The individual scores were higher than average, which was surprising considering thai the majority of the girls were not feeling too well. The judging. (Continued on Page 7)

Competitor Dede Kirkpatrick DebiKinzel Margie Quarles Dede Kirkpa trick Debi Kinzel Claire C.illess Debi Kinzel Debbie Harrison Lisa Havnes Margie Quarles Lisa Havnes Debbie Harrison DebiKinzel

Score 8.0 7.85 7.55 7.0 6.2 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.0 7.6 7.0 26.75 2fi.fl

Event Vaulting Vaulting Vaulting Bars Bars Beam Beam Beam Beam Floor Floor All Around All Around

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

Longwood Men Fall To Ferrum And N.C. Wesley an Bv DEBBIE NORTHERN & MARGARET HAMMERSLEY Earl Witcher led the Lancers with 18 points last Monday. February 6. against the Panthers of Ferrum College. In an excellent game of team ball, Longwood remained within baskets reach of Ferrum until the game's final five minutes when the Panthers unsettled the lancers and took an eleven point lead, defeating Ixmgwood 78-67. Longwood's offensive teamwork was the key to the Lancers out-maneuvering Ferrums iron defense. Had the lancers been more successful with the offensive rebounds, they could have held the Panthers. With 7:43 on the clock in the first half, the Panthers were on top by only three points. Suddenly Ferrum began a scoring drive, stunning the lancer defense and moved out to a nine point lead, 3928. Holding the ball for two minutes, Witcher went up under the basket for two, and again at .17, Witcher sunk one for two, closing the Ferrum lead to 7, 3932. The Lancers were down, but not lost; they came back fired up. Outscoring Ferrum in the first four minutes of action, they stayed within three points of their opponents until 12:22. With five minutes remaining, the Panthers had a 10 point lead. Even though LC. came back to within six points of the Panthers, they finished the game with an eleven point deficit.

The Lancers basketball team hosted North Carolina Wesleyan February 10, dropping the game 67-76. Wesleyan took an early 10 point lead over Ixmgwood but with consistently good plays and a tight defense tied the score at 24 all with 6:34 remaining in the first half. Jimmy Yarborough missed a foul shot which would have put Ixmgwood ahead by one in a three point play. The lancers mainly played man-to-man defense while Wesleyan played chiefly in a 2-1-2 zone. Ixmgwood's troubles resulted in not getting the defense rebounds, turnovers, and

unsettled shooting and passing. These problems led the lancer's to trail by six at the half, 32-38. In the second half Longwood still had troubles rebounding, giving Wesleyan second and third attempts. Despite good Longwood hussle and fast breaks, L.C. fell behind by 10 with 7:00 remaining. The closest they came to Wesleyan in the second half was within four with 5:31 left. In the last minutes Wesleyan went ahead by 12, one of their largest leads. Thus the game was over before the buzzer, even though Longwood did not give up and tried to cause turnovers by a full court press.

Individual statistics vs. Ferrum: Witcher Pleasants Yarbrough Bracey Hamilton Clay Benjamin Husky Portner

FG 9 0 5 3 7 1 1 6 0

Individual statistics vs. N.C. Wesleyan. FG Ixmgwood 2 I aurence Pleasants 1 16 Jimmy Yarbrough 7 Earl Witcher 5 10 6 Eric Benjamin 5 3 H.L Clay 1 7 Jimmy Huskey 2 Dale Portner 0 1 10 Byron Bracey 4 Mike Hamilton 4 11

FT 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2

Saunders Wiggins Foley Iandon Smith

Rama Fettrow Baumler

Hughes Hughes Nickleson

FG 1- 1 5-10 0-0 1- 4 8-12 8-12 2-7 3-10 0-0 0-0 0- 0

remaining.

Tech then pressed to come within a 10 point differential with 6'J minutes on the clock. Ixmgwood was flustered by this defense for a while and threw the ball away quite a few times, later they settled down, getting good inside shots and finding the open man. Linda Baumler set the lancers out further ahead in the final 24 seconds by sinking two free throws. Tech managed to score in the final seconds, but this was no threat to L.C. who had the game secured. The Lancers left last Wednesday to compete in the Winthrop Invitational Tournament in Winthrop, S.C. They placed second in tournament play out of 12 schools competing. On Thursday. February 9, Ixmgwood took on East Carolina University, defeating them 74-71. Scoring for the lady lancers was lead by Sue Kama with 29 points. Also in double figures were Mary Jane Smith with 18. Melissa Wiggins and Linda Baumler each with 10. Ixmgwood had 12 steals during this game, seven blocked shots, and 29 errors. I/ongwoodshot 34 per cent from i he floor in the first half and 40 per cent in the second half. The next day L.C. went against Winthrop College and Florida State University, coming away with two wins. The lancers, lead in scoring by Sue Kama with 15 points and Linda Baumler with 14, captured a 64-62 victory over Winthrop. later that day, Ixmgwood took a commanding 69-59 win over Florida State. Four players were in double figures, Linda Baumler with 10 points, Brenda Fettrow with 13. Mary Jane Smith with 12 and Sue Rama with 23.

FT 0-0 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 1- 2 10-13 0- 0 3- 5 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

R 0 1 0 1 1 7 2 2 0 0 0

PF 0 5 0 2 3 4 4 4 0 0 0

TP 2 10 2 •) 17 26 4 •I

0 II 0

This win enabled them to advance to the championships where they met the College of Charleston on Saturday. They were defeated 84-72. Charlestown won the 1975 tournament, captured the title again. The first half was well played by the lancers, who hit 50 per cent of their shots compared to Charleston's % per cent. The second half, though, the lancers fell from their 14 point lead at the half by shooting only 22 per cent from the floor. Sue Kama again had an outstanding game by sinking 26 points Mary Jane Smith with 17 (Continued on Page 7)

IAA Activities By ALDA BROWN Men's basketball intramurals are now over and South Cunningham's team are the new champions. The finals of women's basketball intramurals. both beginner and intermediate divisions, will be played this week. Swimming intramurals will be completed tonight and the winners announced in the bulletin by tomorrow. Ping pong and pool intramurals get off to a start this week so if you're involved in these, make sure you play your matches on time and report your results to Tommy. Badminton doubles will begin shortly so if you want to play, watch the IAA board in the New Smoker for more information. Yet 10 come this spring in intramurals is men's Softball. irack and field (men and women), our spades tournament in April, and tennis, just to name a few, so pick your sport and sign up.

TP 18 0 10 / 14 4 2 12 0

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of Charleston:

5 5 1 2

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0 3 9 7 5 2 0 7 6

2 0 4 1 2 3 2 1 2

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Photo by Nancy Cosier Jimmy Huskey shoots over Wesleyan defender.


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Page 7 THE.ROTUNDA Tuesday. February 14,1978 unsold supplies. The Bookstore is not out to "rip the tournament was expanded to you off . It is there to serve Margie Quarles received a score 12 teams and three days. your needs, and there are, as of 7.6 on floor, giving her a first In the 1978 tournament the 12 stated, place. schools represented AIAW regions two and three and were Gyi from six different states. The competitors were: Anderson i Continued from Page 6) i Continued from Page 61 State according to team captain. Kim and Melissa Wiggins with 10 were College. Appalachian University. College of Fur bee. was done by the best, also in double figures. Charleston. Fast Carolina most qualified judges they have Starter Mary Jane Smith University. Fast Tennessee State had so far this year. suffered a jammed thumb the Florida State The I-ady Lancers swept first second half, causing her to leave University. University. University of places in all four events and in all the game. The full court press Georgia, I.ongwood College, around competition. Dede Kirk- and outside shooting of patrick placed first in Vaulting Charleston lead to their victory. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of South and Bars, receiving scores of 8.0 The Winthrop Invitational Carolina. Western Carolina, and and 7.0 respectively. First place Tournament began in 1970 with beam award went to Claire eight teams participating. In 1975 Winthrop College. Gilless. with a score of 7.5.

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IS I Hint

UFE AFTER COLLEGE? You're aiming for a college degree. And with that in hand you'll be looking for a job offer. You may find it won't be automatic. For that reason it's important for you, as a sophomore, to make the most of your last two years in college. Whatever your career choice, you'll want to become competitive and marketable. It won't be easy but you'll find yourself better prepared if you look ahead. Now.

Army ROTC has prepared a packet to help you do just that. Get the facts on management training. Learn what increases your leadership potential in the job market. Sophomore, you can do something about your life after college.

Stop by our department on Wednesday or Thursday or stop by for this informative packet at the Placement Office.

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