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LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1961

NO. 9

Interview:

With A Witch

By JOE JOHNSON "The word 'witch' has always had such a negative connotation that merely mentioning it outside of Halloween or movies tends to start a panic. Actually it is derived from the Anglo Saxon word Wicce Craft or wise craft." That's what Paul Perkins, a senior at I>ongwood College, has to say. And he should know, because Paul is a witch. But a white witch as he is most careful to point out, not a black witch or practicer of black magic and especially he is emphatically 'not a satan worshipper." Paul, a music education major, became involved with witch craft in his early high school days and has recently (about 14 years

ago) joined the church of Wicca, a bonified religion recognized by the Federal Government, whose cornerstone of faith is, you guessed it, witchcraft. "Magic is the base of our religion. The church of Wicca teaches that nature is the source of all power. There are 2 things necessary to utilize this power and these two things are what we call magic. First you must learn the natural laws of the universe and how to apply them in specific cases, second is learning to direct raised and dawn power. Raised power is that energy which comes from our being and the natural world, dawn power is really very interesting and is

more or less the crux for all the power utilized by us. It is the energy stored in our god or messiah concepts. "You see," he continued, "all psychic energy is like matter — it can be neither created nor destroyed, it remains stored in the images and the concepts of gods, messiahs, goddesses, etc., ready to be tapped. To direct raised power one uses the greatest tool that any witch has — his mind. The power is always there, ubiquitous and undifferentiated, ready to be controlled by the transferer which is your mind. In other words your mind applies it and channels it." "What about the potions and incantations that much literature has been dedicated to in the field of witchcraft?" "We use materials such as potions and incantations for ritualistic purposes largely. They are aides or crutches to help focus in, to but you in the right frame of mind to become in rhythm with the pulse of energy that you are working with. When people think of potions they tend to think of such infamous ingredients as eye of the newt, leg of the toad, etc. These materials are fine but so is anything that you could buy from a supermarket. When I was younger I thought you needed horrendous spells from ancient Egypt or the pits of Persia, but it's simply not true, in fact if using these chants make you feel ridiculous or foolish then they won't work. The main thing is to find something you are comfortable with, if it takes repeating 'baseball' 2000 times to get your mind in the right frame then that is what it takes, but saying words like abaca-

A witch entreats the spirits. dabra just won't cut it, to make magic work, it has to be emotional, you have to get involved in it, you can't have anything nagging at you. Be physically satisfied first — eat a large meal, use the bathroom, fool around and then start preparing yourself mentally. It's almost childishly simple to do, so don't have a really heavy attitude towards it, don't start with the idea that intense belief in it is necessary, it's better to have a 'Well, I don't know if this B.S. is going to work or not but I'm going to have a lot of fun trying it' attitude. You can't force your faith in it, the faith will grow after each successful mass or display of magic. The power you are dealing with is a great force, it can be used for good or evil but it is not intrinsically either. It is energy

Photo by Joe Johnson Paul Perkins holding a ritualistic service to prepare the way for magic.

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Pnoto by Joe Johnson plain and simple like electricity except on a different level. Our great principle pertaining to its use is 'and it hurt no one — do what thou wilt.' We are not a negative faith as so many people seem to think, we are not Satan worshippers and we do have something spiritual to offer, just as any other religion. It is a natural simple sincere answer to the question of man's life." Later, I asked Paul to read my mind. He told me I was thinking of something wicked or evil and an underlying voice kept repeating in his mind "hear me, hear me." I told him I was thinking of my girlfriend. He gave me an enigmatic look and said quietly "be careful."


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ByJODIKERSEY Godspell under the direction of Thomas A. Williams and music direction by Louard E. Egbert, was a dynamic success at I.ongwood for the three nights of performance on November 5, 6, and 7 in Jarman Auditorium. The musical, presented by Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha, featured a cast and musical accompaniment of extreme enthusiasm. The enthusiasm and total drain on the actors' and actresses* energies rendered a cast that formed a unity of action and emotional force on stage. It wasn't so much the acting as the display of exhausting emotions which captivated the audience and made them a part of the play. There was an evident bond between the cast members which served to make the play's subject matter refreshing and totally sincere to the viewer. Through the cast's own humorous originality and uniqueness in

Photos by Alan Nuss Artwork by Maurice Frank

Faculty Colloquium Lecture

handling scenes surrounding evaporated by the joy of living Biblical context, the cast created and a faith in oneself. He had the a play with an atmosphere so audience believing in his death as The second lecture in this that damage to hippocampal totally self-expressive that the surely as a lance was thrust into year's Faculty Colloquium at connections in rats is audience had no choice but to be Christ's side and just as surely Ix)ngwood College will be given accompanied by a wide variety of receptive and equally had them throwing confetti and by Phyllis G. Wacker on changes in behavior. clapping when he rose, dancing Wednesday evening, November enthusiastic. She states that many of the on stage, from the dead. Not wishing to diminish the exhibited by 11, at 7:30 in the Molnar Recital behaviors Myra, a veteran actress on Hall of Wygal Building. aura of unity displayed by the hippocampally damaged rats are group, two names should be Longwood's stage, was up to the Ms. Wacker, who is associate also characteristic of humans commended for adding a special usual par excellence in her professor of psychology at under certain conditions, significance to the play. They are rendition of Sonia, the prostitute. Longwood, will discuss including hyperactivity in Scott Noonan as Stephen and The tears that traced her cheeks "Hippocampus, Habituation and children. were real — she was crying at the Hyperactivity." The lecture is Myra Pierson as Sonia. Scott with his diamond eyes last supper and you could feel her open to the public at no charge. Ms. Wacker holds B.A. and and sublime voice, projected the emotion, like a tangible fog, A candidate for the Ph.D. M.A. degrees from the University desired atmosphere of sadness embrace the audience till they degree in physiological of Richmond and has been a too welled with sympathy for the psychology from the University member of Longwood's faculty Former Student legendary dilemma. of Virginia, Ms. Wacker is since 1965. She received a The costumes and lighting of engaged in ongoing research on National Science Foundation Godspell reflected once again the the functioning of the Fellowship in I960 to attend the Honored diverse originality and creativity hippocampus, a structure in the Institute of Contemporary of the Music Department's cortex of the brain. Psychology in Beloit, Wisconsin, By GAIL W. SHANNON production. An exceptional The hippocampus is implicated and she presented a paper on her On Oct. 27 in the Lankford example of this was in the in many behaviors, including research at the 1976 meeting of reading rooms, Jackie Knighton, memory in humans. In her the Society of Neuroscience in (Continued on Page 8) a Longwood graduate with a B.S. research, Ms. Wacker has found Toronto, Canada. in Sociology was honored by the Anthropology-Sociology Department of Ixmgwood. Miss Knighton, who is completing her 1304 S. MAIN STREET PMONl 392 8M7 SA\IN(.S masters in Sociology at William FARMVILLE A IOAN and Mary, was presented with a in all', acknowledging her fine career as an undergraduate and her excellent beginning in graduate school, along with 2 No-Service charge checking at First Federal Savings bound* volumes of classicLoan research in Sociology by Dr. .lames Jordan. Now- Free checking accounts at Farmville Branch Only Miss Knighton spoke to a group Of four faculty members and We are offering everyone 5'/4% interest compounded twenty students on how well continuously checking accounts with NO minimum prepared she had been by balance and NO service charges. I.ongwood for entering graduate school. She tried to impress upon Welcome Longwood College Students (he students that there was nothing wrong with going to a small undergraduate school if they wanted to enter graduate school She also said that the main asset they could take with them was a feeling of confidence. . Knighton gave her impressions of graduate school and related to I A nchburg, is planning her thesis the group that her preparations on the "Study of the Process of had been for entering it. Miss Urbanization in Lynchburg." Miss Knighton entered Knighton was one of ten students Located In Merle Norman Studio admitted to William and Mary to longwood in 1976 and graduated MONDAY THRU THURSDAY NIGHTS 6:00-8 00 PM study sociology and after one and in 1980. She was one of the Call or stop in for more information a half years of study, she is one of founders of the Anthropology223 N MAIN STREET FARMVILLE VA three survivors of the original Sociology Club and a chapter of PHONE 392 6343 Alpha Kappa Delta, an honorary ten. Knighton, whose home is in Sociology Society.

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pecially at the end. The hardest part is composition. I had painted part of it, especially on the left hand side and then I painted over it to do some position changing. Also, there were so many stories to pick from. I spent two months just reading." In conclusion, Lisa stated her purpose for the mural "I hope the mural will inspire the children and encourage them to understand what they need, not in TV or movies, but in books. I hope it will inspire them in art, also.

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Dance Company Opens Tonight By BILL BRENT Tonight is the opening night for the dance company's fall concert in lancer Hall's dance studio. Twenty-eight men and women working with Dr. Bowman and Nelson Neal have been enduring grueling rehearsals to provide a sparkling show for LC students that will run through Saturday. All the shows are free but tickets must be picked up in advance at the dance studio. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. For nearly ten weeks, choreographers and dancers have been meticulously scrutinizing various movements and musical compositions to create their dances and express their ideas to the audience. Grace Ann Rogers, a four-year member of the

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Mural Dedication at Campus School and Dr. Janet Greenwood. Dr. The dedication of the mural Greenwood added to the "Mother Goose and Friends" by dedication by saying, "the artist Lisa Cumbey took place painting symbolizes what I hope Thursday, November 5, 1981 at for our college, faculty and the J.P. Wynne Campus School. students joining together". Lisa, a 1982 graduate from Lisa explained that Mrs. Cecil Southampton, Virginia, finished Kidd, campus school librarian, this elaborate project after one was her greatest inspirator and a half years. The 20 by 8 foot because "Mrs. Kidd loves mural is now on display in the stories; she wanted something that would deal with stories and Campus School library. Those that were present and rhymes the children had read." congratulated Lisa during the There are twenty-five nursery rhymes and a few fairy tales dedication were: Mrs. Jackie Wall, Director of Art for Campus represented in the mural. Lisa School, Miss Barbara Bishop, discussed the process that led to chairman of I,ongwood's Art the conclusion of the mural: "I Department, Dr. Crayton Buck, started with Little Boy Blue and Director of the Campus School really enjoyed the work, es-

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"The Marsh" will be Thomas Sterling's topic for the national company, explains that "a dance audubon lecture to be held is made up of phrases and Tuesday, November7 at 8 p.m. in phrases are like complete Wygal auditorium. "The Marsh" — a quiet sentences and like a sentence it mystery — is his attempt to has something to say". Choreographers are responsible increase public awareness of the for costuming, patterns of value of wetlands. He points out movements and suggest lighting that destruction, or alteration of to enhance their performances. these wetlands would only result Richard Gamble from the Drama in lower water tables, loss of Department has provided wildlife, increased flooding, and assistance with technical diminished wildlife populations. rehearsals. No experience is required to ^ THE S dance at LC. The company has tryouts at the beginning of each JAZZ semester. Dr. Bowman SINGER mentioned that more dancers are trying out who are "technically 8 P.M. $1.00 accomplished". More men are ABC rooms members this semester than in % NOV.11,12,13 & (Continued on Page 8)

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Art Scholarships Given By TAMMY PORTER Carol Edmonson and Patricia Pascale are the recipients of the Virginia Estes Bedford Memorial art Scholarship. The scholarship which was established last year at Longwood College, through the bequest of Catherine B. Burk includes two $450 awards. Requirements for the applicants included a completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of work, an achieved overall grade point average of 2.50, a portfolio of 12 pieces of exceptional quality work in a variety of media, a resume, and a statement of goals. Carol Edmonson is a senior at Ixmgwood College majoring in art education. She has won various other awards for her art including the "Virginia Craftsman Award" at the Virginia Museum, the co-winner at Longwood for "Artist of the Month", the "Art Department Purchase Award" ai the Junior

Art Show for her oil painting entitled "Coral Reef," and an Art Department Scholarship for $150 in 1979. Besides these awards, Carol has participated in other Art shows such as the Lynchburg Fine Arts Show, the Paperworks at Baldridge Gallery, and the Twelfth Annual Virginia Student Exhibition: Prints at Virginia Tech. Although Carol will be teaching, she plans to continue her work in ceramics as well as in many other art media. As a teacher she feels it will be extremely important to keep producing art and entering exhibitions. Eventually, she hopes to begin a pottery. Patricia Pascale, a junior at Longwood College, is also majoring in Art Education. Besides having art in elementary and junior high school she had art for three years in high school. Patricia attended two Prince Continued on Page 8)


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—Editors Speak Out—

News Briefs By BILL BRENT

Technicians changed the oil in the space shuttle Columbia's power units. If everything goes well the projected launch time could be as Computer Literacy — the way of the future, the early as 7:30 tomorrow morning. Unemployment has hit eight per cent, its the highest mark in six frontier to be crossed, ... the data to be programmed. Yes, computer research saves time, saves man the years. The severe recession is a contributing factor in the rate which has left 8.5 per cent of the U.S. unemployed. trivial work of wading word by word through the paper Only 77 per cent of the 18 year olds in America have signed up for to be corrected, and the Tennyson poem or Milton's draft registration this year. The Selective Service hopes to reduce the Paradise Lost. With a push of a button we can have at 23 per cent to at least 90 per cent registered by January. our fingertips their syntax, their meter, and yes even Six major U.S. coal companies will support developing of a 25 million tons-per-year coal terminal in Virginia. This revives Governor their themes, organized, assimilated, resynthesized and Dalton's proposal to strengthen coal exporting at Hampton Roads. regurgitated into 4 short sentences. "Ahh" you say to World yourself "die-hards, old fashioned English majors acMoscow's "peace policy" was blatantly berated by Swedes and customed to the ancient ways, you must learn to give Danes as a Soviet sub believed to have nuclear warheads aboard, was way to progress to allow for the future, to breath the escorted away by a Soviet floating flotilla. Russia has been accused of fresh air of productivity of efficiency and unlock "hostile espionage," as their credibility in the Baltic has plummeted. The Camp David Peace Accords may be coming to an end as yourself from your dark monasteric practices. Listen — Prime Minister Menachem Begin is voicing opposition to the U.S. and No longer will you have to correct your own grammar, Europe about the Saudi peace plan, while Saudi Crown Prince Fahd now a computer can do it for you. Look — the children of wants the U.S. to support the PLO. Yasser Arafat (PLO leader) thinks the present, so accustomed to that unique invention Saudi Arabia should open diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Solidarity Labor leader Lech Walesa has contacted local unions to known as television, can more easily adapt to a call off strikes until a national committee meets. Walesa will meet keyboard and screen then a pen in hand. Learn — to put with Archbishop Glemp and Communist Party chief Jaruzlski.

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Dear Editor, As a member of the volleyball Input Data: Computer literacy — team, I believe that I should speak out about the coverage we have received in the Rotunda item 1 — corrects paper (and elsewhere). No sport or occurrence is so important that it item 2 — gives syntax, theme and meter of Tenny- needs to be exclusively covered. Likewise, no activity is so son's Poetry and Miltons Paradise Lost unimportant that it can be ignored. The lack of coverage was item 3 — second person speaks typified in the absence of team photographs appearing in the Rotunda. The paper has been item 4 —English majors give up old ways flooded with articles and photographs of a club team and other teams whose seasons have item 5 — computer corrects papers yet to begin. I realize that

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everyone can not be covered in every issue, but the reporting undoubtedly seems biased in favor of particular teams. Selective reporting (to this extent) has no place in the Rotunda. The news of all the sports programs should be accurately reported, with the students selecting which articles they would like to read. Volleyball is a valuable part of the sports program and needs to be treated as such by student publications. Sincerely, Julie Petefish

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Favorite Snap Defended To the Editor of the Rotunda: I, along with many others, would like to state a response to an article in the November 3rd issue. The article in question is "Ignorance killed Diana Taylor?" Ms. Agnew stated that watching soal operas is "...a total waste of time." She also attempted to say that by watching General Hospital there could be a possibility of not passing a history test. Obviously Ms. Agnew does not realize that soap operas only run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and in this time frame, General Hospital only lasts from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This does not inhibit or take the place of studying after all, there are still 6 to 7 hours left. The soap operas simply give many students a common interest and a chance to get together before or after classes. In answer to her ridiculous survey questions, I probably know more about the selling of arms to Saudi Arabia than she does! The United States' purpose

in doing this is clear to anyone who knows anything about foreign affairs. The U.S. has not only sold arms to Saudi Arabia but also to Israel. It is not a case of the U.S. being on the side of Saudi Arabia but rather acting as a neutral in this entire fued. The other question she put to us was the killing of Diana Taylor. I personally believe that it is very possible that Heather's mother (Mrs. Grant) killed Diana, but only by accident. If you keep up withG.H. as I do, you would have seen the gun Heather found in her mother's drawer. I believe that it is possible that Mrs. Grant was intending to kill Heather when she saw that Diana's life was endangered, but missed. Tell me, Ms. Agnew, does that sufficiently answer your two questions? In the future please do not attempt to belittle avid General Hospital fans. Yours truly: General Hospital Fans including Myself, Laura Nelson


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(Computer Research Saves Time By GAIL SHANNON If you're looking for information of any kind, if you can't find it, if you're short of time, or you just don't feel like looking, then Lancaster Library has the answer in the form of DIALOG. DIALOG is a computerized information retrieval system installed in the library so that the library's services may be extended for the college and community. The existence of DIALOG- makes available much more information in the library by giving access to different types of information. No longer must someone rely solely on the different research guides for information or take the hours of time research usually necessitates. Ms. Deborah Pearson, the librarian in charge of the DIALOG system, is very enthusiastic about the potential of DIALOG and a little disappointed that it hasn't seen more use since it became fully operational in August. In October she only conducted about 20 searches for graduate and honor students, one undergraduate, and faculty members. She hopes that it will see more use once people learn of its existence. Not only can DIALOG find specific information for the topic a person

is researching, but according to Ms. Pearson, "If you search a topic by DIALOG and don't receive any information on it, at least you know there's nothing to be found." This can save a lot of valuable time spent in otherwise useless research. To use DIALOG, a person must fill out a form stating precisely what he needs information on. Then he must come up with synonyms for the topic. The area of research must also be narrowed as close as possible for the researcher to receive information that will be useful for his specific needs. DIALOG is connected with 125 different databases so the information available is almost limitless. Since DIALOG is a timesharing system, the time the computer is on line must be paid for by the user. When asked about the length of time for searches and the cost, Ms. Pearson said," "The average length of time for a search is about 10 minutes. The cost can range from 40 cents a minute to $5 a minute, depending on the database used. Our most expensive search so far cost $60 and our least expensive was $1.13. On the average, though, they cost between $12 and $15. The nicest thing about DIALOG is the fact that it's so up to-date. The news Search system can give

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you information on any article that appeared in a newspaper as recent as yesterday. More systems are being added every day. One of the newest is Career Placement. This gives information on graduates of 1400 colleges and is great for employers looking for someone with specific qualifications. If he wants an accounting major with New Wave: Cold, a B+ average who is living in Hard and Electric Virginia, then DIALOG can locate that person. Graduates have to ask their placement Gather 'round folks and let me offices to give their resumes to tell you a tale of fortune. A tale of the system if they're interested. four lads from England who were mad. Mad at society, at Each month DIALOG offers government, at people and, yea, free time on specific topics. even mad at themselves. An According to Ms. Pearson, insane bassist, an annoying lead "Many times these topics are not singer heading a band of rockones most people would be dadcists who have a selfinterested in, however, once in a destructive impulse. while they offer a good one. The The infamous band is the Sex time offered is usually 30 Pistols and they ushered in a type minutes. We announce it in the of rock that is (as Elliott Murphy Campus Bulletin so that everyone so aptly put it) "cold, hard and may know of it. Then it's on a electric." New Wave and Punk first come first served basis as to Rock suffered a violent, who gets to use it. It's a great way convulsive, Marinettian birth. for someone to be introduced to Now purists will say "Oh no DIALOG and its usefulness." The hours to use DIALOG are you don't, punk and new wave are 8-12 Monday, 8-11 Tuesday, 2-5 two different things," and that is Thursday, and 2-4:45 Friday. true, but only semanticaly. Punk Other hours are available by is just the wildest fringe, the special arrangement with Ms. ultimate reaction. Throughout history, in all art movements, Pearson. there have been two groups: those that seek a clean, basic line and those that seek to drive the very art they love to the edge, to the extreme, to exhaustion.

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The Sex Pistols represent the first group. By 1976 Art Rock had peaked the most outstanding example being a massive undertaking by the English band Emerson Lake and Palmer which resulted in the album Works I. A piano concerto, a set of songs with full orchestra, a side of fusion and a side of hard rock and another song with full orchestra. A wonderful exhibition by three of the finest musicians ever to

plug in to an amplifier — but where do you go from here? Catharsis for the common man is not a piano concerto. The Sex Pistols saw this excess and it made them angry. They threw away the orchestras, the "wall of sound", the inner meanings, the concept albums and tradition and Pink Floyd were repulsed, at least for the moment. But this "Invasion" was the least effective of the three, Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson have both established cult followings, but little more. These two are by far the class of new wave solo artists. Their songs are directed but, like most new Wave, detached. As unromantic as possible, though true as possible. No phase-shifters, massive synthesizers, just lean, hard, cold and electric. Maybe they aren't as popular as Manilow, but now the third wave, the new wave was about to take an exciting turn. In America, Costello and Co. had been received as less than saviors, for Mighty Bruce Springsteen was in power, whose ideals were actually closer to new wave than many (heresay! — shame on me). But others started to listen in America and they heard the shock of the new, and liked it. They listened in Australia. And now, long-suffering reader, music was ready for Tom Petty, the Cars, the Ramones and possibly the best of them all. Next week: part II of Cold, Hard and Electric.

The group left the fireside chat spreading phenomenon. The final agreeing that a definition for opinion projected from the computer literacy meant knowledgeable group concerning introducing students to the computer literacy and the future computer in very basic steps. - promotion of their use and And this big break through would possessio'>-vas stated in the question: Can we afford not to computer process is to help only have limitations because of promote and invest alleviate the simple fear of people not adjusting to the computers? actually using a computer. The main outcome of the $1.00 fireside chat was the increased awareness of the need for comOFF puter literacy for all students. Reg. $2.95 Each The need for exposure to computers was agreed upon as with AD only $1.95 the first step in reaching the goal of computer literacy for our Pi college. Through a basic education in computer which F-7 would start with basic typing skills, students can be introduced to the terminals. Thus, the definition arises that students will achieve a basic knowledge, SM tfcaso mad* «t tbo —I Christmas Show •' understanding the power and MM Armory Sat. ond SM. M.» 14 A II. limitations involved in using a computer. Obviously, computer Call or mail your ordtr now or tond ■ iorf oddrtiitd it am pod OflVOMDO literacy should not be a forced for ■ copy of tbo Chriifmoi dait§m activity, as expressed by an Alto avaHaato at Crvta's. administrator from St. Paul's College. Also, all interested in 392-4293 computers should keep in mind that a computer is a tool and can SJG ENTERPRISES never replace our own reasoning I4 P.O. Box 189 Farmville, Va. power.

Computer Literacy Defined ByJODIKERSEY Computer literacy was the subject for the Fireside Chat last Tuesday night, November 3, at the Longwood House. Under the leadership of Mr. Jerry Hill, faculty, administration, businessmen and students joined together to discuss the need for computer education at colleges and in particular, Longwood. Mr. Hill initiated the conversation among approximately twentyfive guests by saying that "students need to be prepared to work in a computer oriented world because statistics show that fifty per cent of technical jobs are going to be computer supported. Representatives from Reynolds Metal and Phillip Morris were present to give advice concerning the business market and the type of degree holders they look for when hiring in the computer area. They both stressed the idea that people solely educated in the technical aspects of computer literacy

were not in unusually great demand. Rather, they preferred to hire degree holders in Mathematics, Psychology, orr Business with a concentration in computer science. A generalized well-rounded background will hopefully give an employee a good understanding of other people. A computer nut, many present stated, would not relate well to people and would not understand how others have to adapt to the use of computers. Speaking for Reynolds Metal, one representative believes that within ten years, almost all employees working for that company will be using some type of computer assistance. Many times employees are hesitant to use computers, but they are an everyday occurrence in all businesses and in private homes. Dr. Madeline Simpson, who has just designed a handbook entitled "Flying Fingers" — Computer Previews for Non-Math People, added that the first important step to teaching anyone about the

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Rugby wins again 14By MIKE LYNCH The longwood College Rugby Football Club rose up in the second half of their contest with the I.ynchburg City Rugby Football Club to win 14-7. The victory evens Longwood's record at 3-3, all three wins occurring on their home field. At the start of the game, the players and fans were rather passive, the emotions seeming to

have been expired in last week's contest against HampdenSydney. It might have been this mode of thinking that got Ixmgwood off to a slow start which resulted in just a 4-3 halftime lead. Lynchburg was outpushing in the scrums and could have scored more than they did in the first half since they were on the offensive most of the time. But they never got a try in

(Âť\ mnasl* Reason Outlook By LISA SPENCER W eks of hard practice will culrunate this month as the Longwood gymnastics team opens its 1981-82 season at home November 21. The squad will be hosting the U. S. Naval Academy, a team they defeated early last season. A major goal for Coach Ruth Budd and this year's team will be to continue Longwood's winning tradition in gymnastics. In the four years that Budd has been at the helm, she has established a 26-13 record. The going will be tough for the young I.ady lancers, despite the abundance of talent and dedication they possess. The team will be facing such formidable opponents as Duke, Towson, Pennsylvania, James Madison, Radford, and William & Mary, but Budd predicts that matching last season's 9-2 mark is not an impossible task. "Once again, our level of competition has increased substantially," stated Budd. "However, our own level of skill has also increased considerably." Longwood will be counting on returnees Kathy Idelson (ANNAPOUS, MD), Kim Pickel (FLANDERS, NJ), Monica Chandler (STERLING), and Sherri Meeks (VIRGINIA BEACH i to provide much-needed experience. Idelson, and AllAmerican in 1979, was a national finalist in beam last season. Chandler, also a qualifier for nationals, was chosen to the Virginia State All-Championship team. Budd expects freshmen Kelly Crepps and Dayna Hankinson to make a substantial contribution in all-around competition.

Crepps, from Hampton, and Springfield native Hankinson a:e both USGF Class I gymnasts with exceptional talent. Other additions to the team include freshmen Elsa Kretz (MECHANICSVILLE), Kim Owens (VIRGINIA BEACH), Angie Smith (LEXINGTON), Gray Stabley (CHESTER), and Gina Tabone (FAIRFAX). Overall, Coach Budd predicts that the gymnasts will make a good showing this season, both as a team and individually. "They are working on skills with a high level of difficulty and risk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; skills that only a few years ago I would never have expected to see in college competition," said the coach. Although the team is a young one, Budd is confident that their enthusiasm and talent will be a big plus. "Again we have a young team," said Budd, "but they appear enthusiastic and they have an enormous amount of ability."

the half, mainly because Longwood's defense would tighten up whenever they got close, showing Longwood's ability to repel Lynchburg at will, although they did not have a whole lot of will in the first half. On Longwood's lone drive of the half, they got the first score of the game. After several attempts by various players to get in the Lynchburg goal, Mark Furnari took the ball in for a try, giving Longwood a 4-0 lead. The conversion was no good, leaving the score unchanged. After this, Lynchburg resumed their constant attack on Longwood's goal and finally got a field goal, having missed one earlier. But for all the aggression and offense that Lynchburg would display in the first half, that field goal was all that they

Player of Week would accomplish before halftime. In the second half, the situation was definitely different. Longwood's players were in a much more aggressive state of mind and showed this fact by being the aggressor for most of the half. They easily controlled the scrums, forced Lynchburg's backs to make many mistakes and simply pushed them all over the field. Unfortunately, Lynchburg got the first try of the half, having gotten down the field quickly and outnumbering their opponents. After this, Longwood got mad. Real mad! The aforementioned score by Lynchburg would be their last. Longwood took advantage after the kickoff and started an assault on the Lynchburg goal that Continued on Page 8)

Golfers 2nd in region FROM SPORTS INFO Longwood's women's golf team closed out its fall season Thursday with a second place finish behind William & Mary in the AIAW Division II, Region 2 championship at King Mills Golf Course near Williamsburg. The Lady Lancers had rounds of 330-355 for a 685 while the host Indians fired a 319-333-652 to take top honors. Emily Fletcher, Robin Andrews and Sue Morgan tied for fourth place in the individual race with 170. Fletcher had a 76-94, Andrews 89-81 and Morgan 80-90.

Other Longwood scores included: Pam Othen 85-90-175 and Sharon Gilmore 94-94-188. Longwood won the Mary Baldwin and James Madison Invitational tournaments during the past season. The Lady Lancers will be pointing toward earning a berth in the AIAW Div. II Nationals, which will be held in May, when the spring season gets underway in March.

FROM SPORTS INFO. Senior co-captain Julie Petefish who turned in two solid performances last week for Longwood's women's volleyball team, has been named Longwood College Player of the Week for the period October 30-November 6. The honor is chosen each week by the Sports Information Office. A fourth year member of the lady spikers, Petefish had an exceptional week in which she compiled the following statistics: 57-61 bumps (93.4 per cent), 9-9 dinks (100 per cent), 7-8 blocks (87.5 per cent), 13-14 spikes (92.8 per cent), 2-2 sets (100 per cent) and 11-12 serves (91.6 per cent). The hitter has played well all year while helping Ix>ngwood compile an 8-10 record. "Julie is a great hitter, has a consistent serve and is really a hustler," said first-year coach Joyce Phillips. 'She has been a good co-captain and a real asset to our team. She always gives of herself to everyone." A graduate of Page County High School in Shenandoah, VA, Petefish is a Physical Education major who hopes to coach after graduation. She participated in volleyball, Softball and basketball at Page County and was MVP in volleyball two years. Julie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Petefish of Stanley.

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FROM SPORTS INFO The longwood College athletic staff has initiated a scholarathlete award in honor of former Longwood President Dr. Henry I. Willett, Jr. The Henry I. Willett, Jr. Scholar-Athlete Award will be presented to two senior studentathletes (one male and one female) who have outstanding athletic records and who have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average after seven Photos by Joe Johnson semesters of college work. The

awards will be made only to qualifying individuals. Standards for the award will not be lowered just to present an award each year. Individual scholar-athlete awards will be presented at the college's annual athletic banquet each spring, according to interim Athletic Director Carolyn Hodges. A permanent award bearing the names of the winners will be displayed in the trophy case in the Lancer Hall foyer.

kW. \ 1981-82 Gymnastics Team: (1 to r) Student assistant Margi Janger, Coach Ruth Budd, Gina Tabone, Kelly Crepps. Dayna Hankinson, Angie Smith, Elsa Kretz, Kathy Idelson, Monica Chandler, Gray Stabley, Sherri Meeks, Kim Owens and Kim Pickel.

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SPORTS \ ollryball Season Ends at tt—10 By RONNIE BROWN The I^ady Lancers ended the 1981 season by dropping their last two matches to Mary Washington 5-15, 0-15, 16-14, 0-15 Tuesday and Lynchburg 8-15, 14-16, 14-16 Thursday. Ixmgwood's volleyball record stands at 8-10 overall and 1-3 in Eastern Division play. First year coach, Joyce Phillips felt her team had a successful season considering the amount of participation she received. "For only 12 people trying out, I felt we played real good volleyball," said Phillips. "There were some games I felt we should have won, but that is to be expected." Highlights of the season included wins over Division II Liberty Baptist and Eastern Division foe Eastern Mennonite and gallant efforts against

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Division I opponents Va. Tech "Gus has the technique and FROM SPORTS INFO and Virginia. In three short years talent to play in the pros," said The I^ady lancers will not be Longwood's soccer record has the coach, "but he needs to work looking into the future and done a complete turnabout from on his attitude a bit more and Phillips is optimistic that 0-14 in 1978 to the current mark of work harder than he has, in the I^ngwood can have a successful 10-4-3. The rise of the Lancer future. volleyball program. "Right now he's one of the top hooters corresponds not only to "IiOngwood has the potential to the arrival of Coach Rich scorers in the state. Gus is our go big with their volleyball Posipanko in 1979 but also to the ace in the hole. He comes up with program," said Phillips. The arrival of one Gustavo A. Leal, a game-winners in crucial potential (in the players) is there. native of Medellin, Colombia, situations." For the last three years, there South America, who lists his Leal, a junior, has another year have been three different coaches current home address as to compile even more and it takes time for each coach Rockville, Maryland. outstanding statistics and to develop his or her own Longwood's soccer record has impress the pros. The 5-8, 150program." gone up each year right along pounder with the magic feet feels I>ady Lancer volleyball will be with Leal's season total of goals. he can play in the big leagues. alive and well next season despite His freshman season (1979) he Time will tell. the loss of three seniors that had two goals and the Lancers Gus, who also held down the include first year player Vicki finished 4-10-1. Last year Leal number one spot on Longwood's Nesbitt (MANASQUAN, NJ), had 16 goals and the team went 9- first men's tennis team last starter Frannie Osmer 7. So far this season Leal has 20 spring, comes from a family of (SOUTHOLD, NY) and co- goals and the Lancers are 10-4-3 soccer and tennis specialists. captain and Player of the Week, and ranked in the Mid-Atlantic With five brothers, all of whom (Continued on Page 8) Region in Division II. are skilled athletes, and a father The first Lancer hooter ever to who has been a teaching tennis be considered a legitimate All- pro since he was 17, it would be America candidate, Leal now unusual if Gus were not an boasts 38 career goals. This outstanding athlete. The Leal family moved to season he also has seven assists. Coach Posipanko, who built the Maryland from Colombia in 1972 Longwood program up from as Gus's father Israel took a job square one, feels Leal may have as a tennis pro in Rockville. The a future in professional soccer. Leal family lived in the United

States until last summer when Mr. and Mrs. I,eal moved back to Medellin, Colombia. Gus is still a citizen of Colombia, and three of his brothers remain in the U. S. A 1976 graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Rockville, Leal took a few years off to travel and work before his thoughts turned to college. Actually, it was Posipanko who contacted him about coming to Longwood. "Some of my cousins met Rich (Posipanko) at a World Cup Soccer Camp and they told him about me," said Gus. "He called me up and I decided to give it a chance." Gus is one of three players who played on Posipanko's first Longwood team in '79. Juniors Joe Parker and Mike McGeehan are the other two three-year veterans. Gus's brother Mario played for the I^ancers in '79 but has since left school to work. With Posipanko bringing in new, talented players each season the longwood team has undergone much change over the past three years. Leal has (Continued on Page 8)

Lady Lancers Host Hampton FROM SPORTS INFO. - night. The Lady Spiders are also First-year coach Jane Miller will expecting big things after a 9-11 unveil her Lady Lancer season. The addition of 6-2 basketball team Thursday night freshman Karen Eisner, a high when Longwood hosts VAIAW school Ail-American, has the Division II conference foe Spiders on the upswing. She Hampton Institute in the season averaged 19.6 points and 13 opener for both teams at 7:30 in rebounds at Holy Cross High School in Rockville, MD. Five Lancer Hall. Longwood, 12-16 a year ago, starters also return. longwood has won all four previous leads the series 7-2. meetings between the two teams, Miller and her players feel including last year's battle 77-69. they'll be much improved in the Hampton ended up 10-18 a year upcoming season, but VAIAW ago, but like longwood, expects Div. II coaches picked longwood to be much improved in the seventh in a pre-season poll while George Mason and Radford were coming campaign. The I^ady Pirates have six ..rated as the top two teams. freshmen on their roster Thursday night the I^ady lancers including two that measure 6-2 will have a chance to start and 6-1. Seniors Gwen Jordan convincing the skeptics. Miller, who expects tough (1,173 career points) and Toni Goodman averaged over 15 games from both Hampton points per game a year ago. Institute and Richmond, points to Hampton's new coach James defense as the key for her team, Sweat is optimistic that this longwood will emphasize playeryear's team can turn in a winning to-player defense and attempt to run a controlled break on offense record. Following Thursday night's tilt when the opportunity arises. Longwood takes to the road for a Newcomer Florence Holmes 7:30 clash at Richmond Saturday and veterans Cindy Eckel, Patty

Lia and Karen Savarese drew praise from Miller for their play in a Friday night scrimmage. Miller was impressed with her team's shooting in the scrimmage. Eckel and senior Robin Hungate, Longwood's cocaptains, were two of the team's top performers a year ago. Other returning veterans are Lia, Savarese, Theresa Ferrante and Paige Moody. Holmes heads up a group of seven newcomers. The others are: Mariana Johnson, Judy Painter, I,ana Hobbs and Valerie Turner, all freshmen, junior Barbara DeGraff, and sophomore Robin Powell. Powell, a high school AilAmerican, has been slowed by an ankle injury, but should be ready by Thursday night, according to Miller. l-ongwood's new coach won't even hazard a guess as to who will be in the starting lineup for the Hampton Institute contest. "We've got a lot of players in contention," says Miller.

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Rugby Wins (Continued from Page 6) seemed sure to result in points, and eventually did as Vaughn Jipner took it in from a few yards out, putting Longwood up for

Volleyball i Continued from Page 7) Julie Petefish (STANLEY). Coach Phillips will rely heavily on the return of co-captain Kathy Gunning (SEVERNA PARK, MD), freshman sensation Becky Norris (MIDD1.EBROOK), starter Elaine Olay (PATCHOGUE, NY) and parttime starter Bonnie Lipscomb i BROOKNEAL) to build for next year's team. Other eligible players for next season are sophomore Lynne Gilbert (RICHMOND), April Poleski (PALMYRA) and Jeannie Breckenridge (BONN, W. GERMANY). Phillips has been on the recruiting trail and has indicated that one high school studentathlete will probably be attending Longwood next fall to play volleyball. Ixmgwood volleyball is on the move and with the combination of a hard working coach and student participation, the Spikers can be another bright spot in Longwood athletics.

good 8-7. Chris Conners successfully kicked the conversion, increasing the margin to 10-7. But Longwood was not through scoring just yet. After Marty Mann had one called back, Geoff White scored a try by letting Longwood's scrum formation push Lynchburg in past the goal line and then taking the ball from under Ron Gallihugh's foot, where Gallihugh had purposely placed it, and diving in against no real opposition. The conversion was no good but longwood was well ahead anyway 14-7. The rest of the half was marred by excessive violence. A fight almost erupted near the end of the match and some players had to leave the game with injuries, including Longwood's Dean l^key with ligament damage. The end of the game came with men down instead of play occurring and although battered, Longwood was victorious 14-7.

(Continued from Page 6) benefitted from the infusion of new talent. "Having to adjust to new players each year makes things difficult," Leal admitted, "but the new players are good. This year is the best. Everyone talks it up during the games and we play more as a team now. If one player messes up someone else takes up the slack." Longwood, which has an outside shot at its first berth in the NCAA Division II Playoffs, winds up its season Monday night at home against rival HampdenSydney. A year ago Gus scored two goals to enable Longwood to beat the Tigers 2-1. The Lancers will have Leal and nine other starters back next season. Longwood's charge to the top of the soccer world is sure to continue with Gus leading the way.

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Scholarships i Continued from Page 3) William County workshops for the gifted and received watercolor lessons under Elaine Hahn, a watercolor artist from Occoquan, Virginia. Also she has participated in two workshops at Longwood, one in basketry and the other on hand-made paper. Patricia entered Longwood as a Ix>ngwood Scholar and last year she was awarded the Dabney Ixincaster Scholarship and the Helen Paige Warriner-Burke Humanities Prize. Some of Patricia's extra-curricular activities include being a staff member of the Gyre and being Advertising Manager for The Rotunda last year. Upon graduation, Patricia hopes to teach and work towards a Master's Degree. She will continue to create art and hopes some day to have a studio of her own, perhaps for ceramics.

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