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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, February 01, 1977, Image 1

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THE CLARION Volume 44 THE VOICE OF BREVARD COLLEGE Tuesday, February 1, 1977 Number 4 Sara Beard and Sally King discuss plans for con vention . Delta Pi Hosts Regional Convention In April of 1958, Brevard’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Delta Pi, got its first taste of national recognition. It came in the form of a PTK national convention in which representatives of all 48 states converged on the tiny Brevard College campus. At that time Delta Pi was a fairly new and relatively inactive chapter. But, this national convention proved to be the beginning of a rich heritage of which Delta Pi is justifiably proud. In recent years, Delta Pi has become one of the most active PTK chapters of both Carolinas. Phi Theta Kappa, like its “big brother” Phi Beta Kappa, stands for the promotion of academic excellence on the junior college level. One of its main objectives is to acquire scholarships for the campus’s brightest students. Among Delta Pi’s scholarship winners is former Brevard College student Sue Caldwell. Sue competed with Phi Theta Kappa applicants across the nation for a two-year, full-tuition scholarship to Florida Atlantic University. The climactic moment came for Sue and Brevard College at the national convention in Philadelphia on March 25, 1975. PTK’s national office both shocked and thrilled Sue, the Delta Pi delegation, and the local sponsor, Mrs. Sara Beard, by awarding Miss Caldwell the scholarship. Last year’s national con vention proved to be an even bigger success for Delta Pi. Biloxi, Mississippi, was the site, and the trip included a visit to New Orleans. Representing Brevard at the convention were Angela Penley, Sally King (Delta Pi’s current president), Wes Sharpe, Cindy Caldwell, Pat Terry (current Vice-President), and Pete Lance. The Phi Theta Kappa members were ac companied by their sponsor, Mrs. Sara Beard, who deserves a lion’s share of the credit for Delta Pi’s long list of honors. Delta Pi was thrice honored, giving Brevard College a huge amount of national publicity. The local chapter was named one of the top ten chapters in the nation. Mrs. Beard, who doubles as North-South Carolina Regional Advisor, was named one of the top ten sponsors in the country. To cap off the steadily growing list of Brevard College honors, Debbie King was named the winner of the William Faulkner Award for her essay on Faulkner. This year’s PTK activities included a “coffee” for the presidents of the North Carolina Association of Junior Colleges and a Halloween visit to the patients of Transylvania County Hospital in Brevard. But one of Delta Pi’s biggest honors came at Wayne Com munity College in Goldsboro, N. C., at last year’s regional con vention. The Brevard Delta Pi found itself nominated for president of the North-South Carolina Region. Mildred Webber (last year’s president), Pete Lance, Danny Armstrong, and Kim Wehunt were sent to the convention to campaign for Brevard College. They found themselves up against neighboring Lees-McRae College who brought with them a very well-planned campaign. Using what Mrs. Beard describes as a “low-key” campaign, Delta Pi upset Lees McRae and was elected president of the North- South Carolina Region. Another honor accompanied this one, that of hosting the 1977 regiona. convention. So Delta Pi now finds itself with a big responsibility on its hands. On February 4, PTK representatives will be rolling into Brevard College from all over both Carolinas. The chapter has been planning the convention since its election last year. President Sally King, Mrs. Beard, and the rest of Delta Pi’s members have put together a full schedule of meetings and entertainment to keep their guests busy. The schedule in cludes a concert and square dance, which are open to all Brevard College students, as well as numerous business meetings and a banquet with our own Dr. Martinson as speaker. The convention will also draw a couple of PTK celebraties to our campus. Marty Grant, who represents the entire South on the national level, will be here with Lees-McRae’s delegates. In addition to Marty, last year’s national president. Kip Johnson, will be visiting our campus. Kip is now an honor student at Duke University. He is described by Mrs. Beard as, “a charming young man who can deliver an impromptu speech as well as most college presidents can deliver a prepared one.” Delta Pi and Brevard College are very privileged to be hosting these representatives and special guests, and PTK members ask the students to cooperate in making them feel welcome. So if you see a strange face on campus the weekend of February 4,5, and 6, give him a smile. Remember, he is your guest too. Kip Johnson PLAH/T0C/¥S hy SMtyLe/ ¥ 'mm,THERE, wiv \PE/(SON...JUSr TELL ME ALL yOURPROBLEMS. Snow blankets Brevard College campus, again. THE ICE AGE COMETH? By Luke Osteen The polar icecaps grow fall, the old timers of Brevard enormous in the span of a few confidently predicted that the years. Crops in traditionally winter of 76-77 would be mild as warm regions wither and die the previous years. There must under waves of cold air. Northern an abundance of starving cities are bulldozed into the squirrels and freezing eater- ground by marching glaciers, pillars running around. Civilization crumbles as Man again faces a savage Ice Age. Well, there is very little that THE CLARION can advise to Is that the finale of a make the winter months more meteorologist’s nightmare? A bearable. Drive slowly. Drink scene from a grade B science plenty of fluids. Wear your fiction movie? “Certainly, cheap woolies. Keep warm. Pilgrim; fiction,” say many of the world’s see ya after the Thaw, top scientists. Still, you know that sometimes, late at night, they must feel the Worm of Fear gnawing at the backs of their minds. According to research undertaken by the M^sachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Academy of Science, the earth does in fact seem to be Painters Featured At Reception A reception for sophomore passing through a cooling trend, painting students was given one that will extend for at least January 11 by the freshmen art the next three years, possibly the students in Coltrane Art next three hundred. Building. The reception featured a showing of the sophomore Where does this leave Brevard students’ paintings. There were College? — trudging through the several different kinds of pain- worst winter in sixteen years, tings, including; a landscape of This year’s record low of eight the college, a transparency, line degrees below zero is surpassed without form, line with form, and only by seventeen below in 1960. an open and closed composition. And the worst is yet to come! The artists featured at the “This is already the worst winter reception were: Linda Love, we’ve had since I’ve been here”, Nancy Presley, Cecilia Hedenlo, remarks Mr. H. L. Souther, the Jan Davis, Kathy Brown, college’s bursar “Even down-Melanie Mather, Olin Caulk, town you have people pushing Owen McWhirter, and Tommy stalled cars.” We ^ould have Dial, been ready for it, but we were given faulty information. ^ Observing the fact that squirrels 4 , , t ^ ^ i i • 4. j I tons of peels from processing ] were not storuig away nuts and 4 ” ( that wooly caterpillars were oes. ^ somewhat less than wooly this California produces 130,000]

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