The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, March 14, 1968, Image 1
The Clarion A Weekly Publication of Brevard College Volume XXXV BREVARD COLLEGE, BREVARD, N. C., MARCH 14, 1968 Number 21 Faculty Members Attend Language Conference Two members of the Brevard College faculty attended the Fourth iSouthern Conference on Language Teaching conduct ed February 22-24 in New Or leans at the Jang Hotel. Mr. Mario Perez, business and Spanish instnictor, and Mrs. Viola Perez, Sipanish instruc tor, attended their third con secutive conference. The theme of the conference was “M:otivation and Language” and dealt with the learning process fromi theory to actual classroom practice. Professors from throughout the nation laonduiclted several lectureis aimed at the principal theme. Also, there were several ex hibits on display involving equipment and materials termed beneficial to the teaching pro cess. At the exhibitions, the classroom teachers and produ cers of materials for use in their classrooms had a great idpportuniitjy for the exchanjge of views and ideas so vital to the wise development of con stantly improving instructional materials and equipment. Separate discussion meetings were held in accordance with the language. The American As sociation of Teachers of French, of German, and of Spanish and Portuguese, along with the American -Classical League, each conducted the meeting. Both Mr. and Mrs. Perez agree that the conference was very beneficial and highly rel evant to their courses. “There is a tremendous need for language professors in the United States,” Mrs. Perez pointed out. “This was quite evident at the conference and several lectures were aimed at this particular aspect of edu cation.” Mr. Perez joined his wife in the fact that knowledge of not only a language, but also of the people and their way of life, is a great stride in personal cultural development. Discus sions on the student abroad program helped present this fact to the conference attend ants. ATTENTION Students interested in sum mer employment near Bre(- vard may be glad to know that there will be job open ings at the Rainbow Lake Lodge. Job openings include a male lifeguard and four Sirts, 18 or older, wanted to serve family - style meals and supervise children. The season runs from June 16 to August 24. The salary includ es room, board, and laundry, "lease write particulars if you are Interested, sending a snapshot which will be re turned. Write: Mrs. Wm. H, Schmidt Rainbow Lake Lodge Brevard, N. C. or caU: 862-4443 MR. GERHARD TAUSCHER, German instruc tor and soccer coach, reflects on his past during a quiet moment in the classroom. “Mr. T” is current ly seeking his citizenship in the United States. Mr. Tauscher Prepares For His Citizenship A product of two societies, Mr. Tausciher is now preparing to join a third as a citizen of the United States. Mr. Tauseh- er was born in the mission compound of Orissa State, In dia, of German parents active ly engaged in Lutheran Mission ary work. One of twin boys, the last of a family of seven, Mr. Tausch er remembers that he and all the German aliens were placed in internment camps during the Second World War. The mother died before the twins were three years old, and the Rev. Rudolf Tauscher married an American nurse from a near by mission station. For forty-two years the Tauschers have remained in In dia, organizing churches, build ing schools, and running a sem inary for Indian pastors; but the children have settled in Germany and the United States. Four brothers in Germany, Heine, Erviwn, Hermann, and SGA Sponsors A Patch Of Blue \\ n ARABESQUE was the featur ed movie Saturday shown in Dunham Auditorium. The top comedy thriller starred Greg ory Peck and Sophia Loren and was produced and directed by the same man who produced CHAKADE. The chase saga created by Stanley Donen was intensified by the music of Henry Mancini, which proved to be very enjoyable. The next movie to be shown will be A PATCH OF BLUE on April 4. It is the emotional story of a young blind white cdrl who unknowingly falls in fove with a Negro boy who has befriended her. A Student Court At Brevard College? In the best interest of Brevard College, a more democratic method for determining a student’s guilt on minor campus offenses is vitally necessary. Presently, a student who is given maximum de merits is called before the House Council. He is questioned about his offense and is asked to leave the room where his case is then voted upon by House Council members (hall proctors). Indeed, in many instances, the student is judged guilty by the Hou.'^e Council when he is actually innocent. The establishment of a Student Court with the following 5 points are suggested: A. Abolition of the House Council’s power to judge students on campus offenses. B. Establishment of a student jury system with 6 different jurors selected by lottery each week. C. Establishment of the appointive positions of prosecuting attorney and defense attorney. (These two positions would be held by pre law students). D. Permitting the accused student to have wit nesses in his behalf. E. Establishment of the elective 'position of Stud ent Judge who would preside at the court as well as render punishment upon the ac cused student if the student jury decides that he is guilty. This proposed Student Court would function as a democratic institution and would be similar to any other court in today’s society. The cases of men and women students would be tried together and not be separated as they are now Moreover, the entire hall proctor system would be revamped. To insure justice for all, the proc tors would use a uniform code which would protect the accused student from the proctor’s personal judgment. If Proctor X gives Tom Smith 25 demer its for expectorating in the cafeteria, should Bill a boarding school in Kodicanal^ only 10 demerits for the same offense? Wilfred, are respectively a pas tor, a director of a juvenile home, an assistant professor working toward a doctorate in psychology, and a hospital tech nician; a brother in West Vir ginia is a chemist, and a wid owed sister has recently mar ried an American minister and lives in Iowa. Mr. Tauscher arrived in the United States (after attending and schools in Germany) on August 13, 1957. He finished one year of high school in St. Louis, Missiouri, where he lived with his “second mother’s” fam ily. He then attended Berea College and then came to Bre vard in 1962. His favorite pastime is play ing soccer or watching it be ing played. He is a strong be liever in recreational anci ath letic programs for young peo ple. Certainly not. It is suggested, therefore, that proc tors follow the court’s Uniform Demerit Code, a writ ten list-of offenses by which demerits would be allo cated on a non-discriminatory basis. This court and code system has s!.iccesf’*'”ily functioned at numerous colleges and universities throughout the nation, and it would und /ubted’v work at Brevard College. Our student body is a community of 600 responsible individuals, and we are worthy of governing ourselves. It is hoped that this proposal will receive the support of the student body and the approval of the administration. RWB “We Shall Overcome... Brevard College — Last Thursday night at seven o’clock, the stud ents of Brevard College staged a general dem onstration on the col lege campus. Approximately two hundred students par ticipated in the peace ful assemblage and march. Signs, torches, chants, automobiles, flashing lights, and school spirit made for a “happening” which the college will not soon forget. The demonstration, which received open support from many fac ulty members, was di rected against the lack of freedom and rigid regulations at this Methodist school. Signs carried such slogans as “Let’s Put Brevard In The Twen tieth Century”, “Col- lesre Students Can Think Too”, and “We Want Freedom.” What was the gener al reaction to the march? As one student put it, “The demonstra tion tonight was a suc cess, mainly because w& had the support of the faculty. Maybe some thing like this will open up a few eyes, and get us back in the twentieth century.” Many students felt that the demonstration was long overdue. “The administration and trustees should wake up and realize that perhaps the pres ent school r !e.' are out moded, and are in dire need of revision. If this revi^’on took place, it would make for a bet ter schoo’, and would boost morale one hun dred percr-'t” com mented a st’..dent dem onstrator.