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ROTUNDA

SIXTY-SIXTH YEAR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1987

NUMBER FIVE

LOW TURNOUT Personals Conundrum Prompts Shift In Rotunda Policy HAMPERS AXP CHARITYl EFFOR T By MATT PETERMAN AND CATHY GAUGHRAN Despite good weather and great music, the AXPs experienced an unbelievably low turnout for their charity event this weekend. Expected attendance for the bash was to be in the thousands. It was hoped that extensive publicity on other college campuses and metropolitan area radio stations would spur roadtrips to Longwood for the weekend. Apparently this exposure was not enough, as the AXP's incurred a sizable loss. Despite the low attendance, Farmville AID was a success in every other way. All the bands came and played on schedule. The music was great," com-

mented John Haas, a student spotted at the bash. "If they do it again, this is where you will find me," said Cathy Brown. Many involved in the project blamed competing events like FiJi Island at Hampden-Sydney and other scheduled happenings for the low turnout. The possibility of a second Farmville AID is in the works, though nothing is certain at this time. "I want to get in touch with someone who is in charge of Oktoberfest for a repeat event, perhaps in the lower dining hall," said Tom Harrison, the AXP philanthropy officer. Commentary - It is nice to know that the lack of interest on the part of their fellow students has not dampened the spirits of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

Catch The Avery Collection At Bedford - Quick! Selected works by the 20th-century American artist Milton Avery are on exhibit in Longwood Colleges Bedford Gallery through October 2. The exhibit, sponsored by the Longwood Fine Arts Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, includes 24 of Avery's oils, watercolors, and prints. "The privilege to exhibit such a large number of Avery's works is a real plus for Longwood," said Dr. S.C. McCarter, head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. "This artist's works are not normally exhibited at a college," McCarter said. "We are most grateful to Sally Avery (the artist's widow) and to Fay Gold, of the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta, for their help in making this exhibit possible."

By MATT PETERMAN Several controversies stem- wood campus. The personal, ming from the use of The Ro- addressed to ASA: "Rush week tunda's personals section gave used to represent Greek unity, way to drastic policy changes not vandalism and back stabat an emergency meeting late bing," was inadvertantly Wednesday night. The Person- printed with a bulk of personals als, a feature of the weekly pa- received at the last moment. per found itself intangled in a When the papers were cycle of unanswerable enig- circulated early Tuesday mas, which intiated accusations morning, the reading of the and actions in the Longwood personals left the ASA sorority College community. in a quandary which intiated a The main controversy cen- response. Whether acting on tered around an incident occur- authority of the sorority ing Saturday night on the leadership or not, an ASA Kappa Delta Hall. The TKE member captured most of The letters were spray-painted on Rotundas and hid them in one the recently painted Kappa of the members closet. Delta crest located on the hall The absence of the recently wall. The perception was given circulated papers left the Edithat an alumni of Alpha Sigma tors scrambling for an explanaAlpha sorority and friends tion as many inquiries were reperpetrated the activity, though ceived. After many hours, the the perception could not be paper was discovered by staff independently confirmed. A members and all went back to member of the ASA sorority, normal on the surface. Accusawho wished to remain tions about the author and why anonymous, said: "I'm it was printed went on down confident nobody in m y below. sorority would vandalize The fact that an editing error another sorority. It'3 just had been committed seemed stupid!" too convenient for those inThe action-which brought volved but a Rotunda statement sharp criticism from all in the issued by the Editors, cited the greek community-prompted error as "unfortunate and "Your Fellow Sorority Greeks," though inadverdent it is who obviously believed the controversy and difference of perception, to submit a personal opinion that really commands that sparked a fire of contro- public attention." The statement versy in all circles of the Long- further read that "The Rotunda

does strive to exercise its responsibility to be fair and accurate . . . (and) Americans are indeed fortunate to live under a political system that not only allows but encourages controversy." The Rotunda extended its apologies "in a cautious manner as The Rotunda is a student newspaper and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Longwood College administration, staff, or student body as a whole.' The personal that started this controversy was one student's view, though maybe not the "whole," nonetheless, that person has the right to hold that view. This incident and other stemming from the use of the personals as a way to embarrass or injure will not happen and if it does at least responsibility will be noted. The new Rotunda policy requires all personals to be written with name, box number, and The Rotunda reserves the right to edit or not print any personal submitted for any reason. The basis of the new policy will hopefully curb these people who are planning a nonresponsible personal away from writing them. The box number and names will not be printed but merely used as a reference.

SAM Discusses Future Plans

By MATT PETERMAN The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) held its third meeting last Thursday and discussed the future goals and plans of the organization. After the.first order of business, which consisted of handing in of National and Local The Milton Avery exhibit is open to the public during the fol- dues, the discussion moved to lowing Bedford Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon SAM's involvement in the Okand 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Evening visits to toberfest parade. After many minutes of debate, it was dethe gallery may be arranged by appointment; cal 392-9359.

cided that marching in the parade would spread its resources to thin and it would be better to concentrate on its Oktoberfest booth. It was decided among the members that Coke would be sold at the booth, but the selling of hot dogs was not ruled out. Members then volunteered their time as to when they could work during Oktoberfest. Then the conversation shifted to the making of T-shirts

for each of the members. Many suggestions were raised to set the plan in motion and the final decision is pending. SAM, a relatively new organization on campus, is in its second year and continues to grow in many ways. Though the final membership count is not conclusive, it is surmised to have grown from last year, the question is, by how much. SAM has scheduled its next meeting for October 8 at 6 p.m.


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sROTUJNDA Box 1133 Longwood College Farmville Va. 23901 Editor In Chief Cathy Gaughran Business Manager Jeffrey D Martin Features Editor Melissa Gibbs News idltor Matt Petermon Sports Editor Dave Larson Photography Editor Rob Smith Advertising Manager Somer Sloan Advertising Staff Kim Bunn Tim Guthrie Chapman Kester Laura Knoche Rob Liessem Jeff Robinson Faculty Adviser Bill Woods Student Adviser Kim Setzer StoM

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Editorial

I would like to address the subject of uninvolvement in campus life, a discrediting phenomena which seems to be hitting us like the plague lately. The AXP's spent a lot of time putting together Farmville Aid; a benefit event that could have been lots of fun for everyone who contributed to the cause. I haven't seen the official statistics yet, but from what I saw Saturday, there was not much in the way of participation on the part of the students of Longwood. Granted the beer garden was full, but nobody in there gave a "darn" about the bands that were playing. The AXP's might as well have hooked up a stereo out there on the stage and played some radio station all day long. Nobody would have known the difference. Perhaps participation this weekend was low because the proceeds from the event were not for the benefit of the students themselves, but for a bunch of people they don't know a thing about. Maybe we'll find out in a couple of weekends if this is true or not — Oktoberfest is for us. How many of us will be here for it? Chi is an organization whose essential purpose is to promote and maintain a spirit of cooperation among students in every phase of college life. Its aim is to foster respect for Longwood and loyalty to its academic program and extracurricular activities. In fulfilling this aim, Chi hopes to be an organization that supports the entire student body and commits itself to recognizing the efforts of students, faculty, and organizations. The tangible evidence of Chi's presence on campus includes the signs on sidewalks; walks at night by members robed in the College colors of blue and white; and letters to the student body encouraging support of College and civic functions, as well as academic excellence. The banner of Chi is white with the Gothic letters CHI in blue. Beneath the letters is a figure of the Rotunda whose four columns represent the four phases of student life social, recreational, intellectual, and spiritual. It appears on special occasions to encourage student support of a campus function. The real evidence of Chi can be seen in the hearts and minds of those who seek its real purpose of constructive support and cooperation.

Letters to the Editor

Editor, This is in response to the letter to the editor in last week's Rotunda from Gene Brooks of Cumberland, Va. First of all, I don't know how this man expects to teach his children anything (especially responsible behavior) by taking them to watch professional wrestling matches. If he was offended by anything said by members of the audience, he should have moved to another part of the gym. I would also like to know just how he knew that the people yelling were Longwood students: they might have been some red-necks from Cumberland: LC students were a minority at the event. And, even if they were from Longwood, I don't think that he should hold the actions of "about 10 college students" against the entire school, as there are over 2,700 of us here. Mr. Brooks also stated that we need the community just as much as they need us. Wake up Gene, we need this community like we need a pair of gloves: they're good to have around, but we don't need them. This community needs the school. Longwood employs over 300 non-students and our money keeps several local businesses from going out of business. I suggest that Mr. Brooks think carefully about what he writes to the editor in the future. For now Gene, just stay in Cumberland and milk your damn cows. Michael Phillips A proud Longwood student.

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Letter to the Editor, In the September 22 issue of the Rotunda, a Mr. Gene Brooks of Cumberland, VA, wrote you a letter. He commented that he couldn't believe some of the actions of the students attending the wrestling matches. He stated, "How can a parent teach their kids responsible behavior, if the college students act like this?" Well, Mr. Brooks. In the first place, what kind of parent takes their kids to a professional wrestling match to learn behavior? I know when I have kids, I'm definitely not going to give them lessons at an event like that. I would also like to correct a point you made. Longwood College doesn't necessarily need this town. Have you ever seen, or could you imagine, what Farmville would be like without the college? Well, I've seen it, and I think the economy here couldn't survive without the students. In closing, I feel the students here act fine. I feel it's you who should look at the way you act, and how you teach your kids. I also don't think the college will suffer without your support Mr. Brooks!! Signed, "A Fine Acting Longwood Student"

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By CINDY GOOD On Monday evening from 8:00 to 10:00 Longwood listeners are in for a "new" treat on WLCX. Jim Longs "New Music" show offers the best in what many people call progressive tunes of the '80's. I asked Jim to explain a little more about the music he plays and how he got involved with our college radio station. He said that it all started when his older sister, who attended William and Mary a few years ago, brought home music taped off the air from WCWM, the W and M Station. The music, he later explained, was "the cutting edge of top 40," and it caught Jim*s attention. Jim's appreciation for this "new music" grew, and when he came to Longwood he wanted to share some of his favorite music with others through our radio station. Unfortunately, Longwood's station, then known as WUTA, had been shut down for several semesters due to management problems. So, in the spring of 1985, Jim and a handful of other radio enthusiasts helped get the station back on the air. Jim told me that one thing he will always remember about his radio experience here is that during the first semester in which WUTA was re-organizing there were no formal training procedures. He was briefly "trained", auditioned, and put on the air all at the same time! "We did it that way back then" he commented, "I remember I was extremely nervous." Some of the bands you will probably hear Jim play on his show are The Cure, Japan, The Human League, Echo and the Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, and Cabinet Voltaire.

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Jim, who is now a junior, took over the position of VVLCX's Chief Engineer in the spring of 1987. Keeping up the maintenance of station equipment and doing production are Jim's two main jobs as Chief Engineer. Production involves taping public service announcements (PSA's) and station promos to be played back later over the air. During the summer of '86 Jim worked as a news reporter and morning news anchorman for a Lynchburg station where he gained valuable radio experience. He said that eventually managing his own radio station is a very real career goal for him. As a sports communications major, who has, as one listener put it, "a good radio voice," Jim hopes to go "as far as (he) can in the radio business."

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The Student Excursion Club will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. in Lankford-Student Union (Red/White/Green Rooms). Open to all students. We will be discussing upcoming on-campus activities, as well as future weekend field trips. Please attend and find out what we're about! Rick Breidenstein President Student Excursion Club of Longwood P.O. Box 1149

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PERSONALS IVrsonals, neatly printed or typewritten, must be turned in by noon on the Friday prior to publication. In order to be considered for publication, contributions must include the contributor's name and box number. (The contributor should specify whether or not he wants this information published). Personals should b e mailed to Box 1133 o r placed in the 'Personals" door. Classified ads accepted, too. The Rotunda reserves the right to edit or refuse to print any personals. Heather (919 Curry)Don't be such a stranger!! Come visit me, I'd love to see you. I'm glad we've come in contact again. Signed, "You know who" To my big sis in Deta Zeta Thank you for the flowers, the candy and the notes of encouragement. You're great and I can't wait to find out who you are. DZ love and mine, Tonya Congratulations!!! Jenny, Liz, Teresa, Robyn, Lisa, Anne, Rene, Molly, Cathy, Julie, Debbie, Vicky, and Pam on A Great Decision. We love you - your new Alpha Gam Sisters To our J a m m i n new pledges Christy, Karen, Shirley, Lisa, Sarah, Meg, Donna, and Kathy - We love you all! Love your Sigma Kappa Sisters P.S. Don't ever stop dancing!!

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Senior Jeff Robinson and freshman Ray Jones had a goal Known for her aggressive and an assist each, teaming up style of play, Bingler has drawn to lead Longwood to an impraise from coach Sue Pinnie pressive 3-0 soccer victory over for her hustle and ability. highly regarded Lynchburg "Diane has provided us with Saturday afternoon. excellent leadership," said the The Lancers, now 6-1-1 and coach. "She plays all out from ranked 12th in last week's start to finish." ISAA-Gatorade Division II poll, Bingler is a graduate of visit Virginia Military for a 4:00 Western Albemarle High meeting Tuesday, host HampSchool. den-Sydney at 4:00 Thursday and visit Mount St. Mary's for a 3:00 contest Saturday in games this week.

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Senior co-captain Diane Bingler broke the Longwood field hockey record for interceptions/tackles in a game with 33 against Eastern Kentucky Saturday, and for her performance, Bingler has been named Longwood College Player of the Week for the period September 20-27. Player of the Week is chosen by the Longwood sports information office. Bingler broke the record in a 1-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky, surpassing the interceptions/tackles mark of 32 set by Claye/Conkwright last year. She also scored a goal in Sunday's 6-1 win over Appalachian State and was named defensive player of the game against Eastern Kentucky and in a 6-0 win over Randolph-Macon Wednesday. A physical education major, Bingler has been a four-year starter with the Longwood hockey team. Last year she received the Olive T. Iler award which is presented to the top rising senior majoring in physical education.

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Women's Tennis Longwood's women's tennis team fell to Mary Baldwin 7-2 Wednesday at home and to Hollins 8-1 on the road Thursday in action last week. This week coach Bill Moore's squad hosts Virginia Wesleyan Monday and Washington & Lee Wednesday. Longwood, 0-4, did not play well against Mary Baldwin, according to Moore. "Our fall schedule is always tough, but I felt we should have given Mary Baldwin a better match Wednesday. The one bright spot for the Lady Lancers was sophomore Laura Crigger who won both her singles matches to up her season record to 3-1.

LANCER BASEBALL TEAM SPLITS WITH VCU Longwood's baseball team split a twinbill of fall scrimmages with Virginia Commonwealth Sunday afternoon at The Diamond, losing the opener 8-2, but claiming the nightcap 9-4 behind a nine-inning performance by sopho more pitcher Franklin Watson.

JoCttCy Longwood's field hockey team shook off the effects of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky Saturday and bounced back to whip Appalachian State 6-1 Sunday in Boone, North Carolina, ending the week with a 2-1 record and an overall mark of 5-2.

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