The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, March 04, 1977, Image 1
THE CLARION THE VOICE OF BREVARD COLLEGE Volume 44 FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1977 Number 5 You’ve Come A Long Way Baby! The Rev. Tom Price, Jr. keynote speaker. Christian Encounter Week About To Begin Christian Encounter Week will Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Rap be observed at Brevard College Session: “The Disappointment of March 9-11. This period of special Realized Expectations” study and personal rededication Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Rap is sponsored each year by the Session: “The Need for Dr^ms Brevard College Christian Friday, 7:00 a^. Prayer Council. This student group ® Recovery o works throughout the school year AuJ^enticity” ■tu 11 rru 1 • /-. j The convocation wiU be held in with College Chaplam C. Edward „ v, „ a D t j- t XU X- •*; f Dunham Auditorium, the Rap Roy to coordinate the activities of m the Sims Student the several religious organizations on campus. ^ rru D J a, T Throughout Ws Stay at Brevard The Reverend Tom be Pastor of the First Umt^ counseling and r loriaa, nas oeen seieciea as me indeed fortunate to have such keynote speaker ^d r^ource ^ to director for the week. A native of ^ ^^^ring Christian G^esviUe, Florida Mr. Price is g^^ounter Week, a graduate of the Univer^y of has been norida where he majored m the past ^tory Follov^g hjs several years to have the Si Tv f 1 „ ^ assistance of the Thomas F. ^ndler School of Theology, at ^ Foundation in bringing to IZIr o^XiS y iSr^ Master of Divinity D^ree. services during rw, • r T^- . Christian Encounter Week. Since One major focus of Mr. Price s Distinguished preaching has b^n the Old Scholar Lecturers at Testament, which he feels g^evard College have included contams a richness and vitoancy personages as Methodist many Christians have not ap-gishop Ole E. Borgen, Episcopal preciat^. “You can^t m-g^^e 43,000 United derstand Jesus Christ Himself, jyigthodists in Northern Europe; without understanding the roots ^ Huffman Jr., pastor from which these sprang,” he First Presbyterian says. During this week he will be in Pittsburgh, Penn- seeking to make selected por- g a„d many others. “The tions of the Old Testamait come F Staley Foundation is alive and to show how they persuaded that the contribute to our understanding ^ggsage of the Christian Gospel of who we are, and, thus, whose proclaimed in its historic we are. Mr. Price’s theme for the jg contemporary, week will be “Foreshadowings of and meaningful to any Faith”. According to Mark « |Xd1tion site to briS to tte ^pl^ore ai^ Co^r^ident of university campuses the Christian Counal, the week s America distinguished activities WiU be broken down as Relieve and ^ who can clearly communicate to Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. Con- .. vocation: “A Faith with Wings” ' Women residents at Brevard College have come a long way in the past few years in relation to the rules regulating their movement on and off campus. As late as 1974, a woman had to sign out if she left campus any time after 7:30, even if she was just walking across the street to the store. This was changed in the following semester to signing out only if she was to be out of the town of Brevard after 7:30 p.m. In 1975 the rules were changed once again. Now sign out was mandatory for overnight leaves only. It was still a great deal of trouble because a woman had to place on the card her destination, its address or telephone number, what time she was leaving, what time she expected to be back and her signature. Upon returning to the dorm, she had to sign in with her signature and time of arrival. During the spring semester, sign out included simply putting the destination in a seded envelope with the girl’s name and the date on the outside. This was placed in a certain box and could only be opened in case of emereencv. It was retrieved when she returned. Then in 1976 sign out became voluntary (which meant that hardly anyone would sign out) for everyone. Until 1976, there were certain people who could have special late hours. These were, for the most part, sophomores with a certain grade point average. In 1976, the rules were rdaxed so that everyone had the same hours after their first semester at Brevard College. In the fall semester, closing hours for freshmen were 11:15 Monday through Thursday, 2:00 am Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 on ^days. The hours for sophomores were the same with the exception of their week night hours being 12:00. These hours became the main bone of con tention between students and administration, not only because of the times, but also because of legislation passed in the fall of ’76 which prohibited any discrimination between men and women by schools receiving government funds. Since the men did not have curfew hours, the women felt that they should not have any either. President Jacob Martinson and Dean Mary Margret Houk came to full dorm meetings in both of the women’s dorms where a vote was held to see how the girls felt about the curfew hours. The final vote was 125 to 65 in favor of abolishing them altogether. Dean Houk then got together with r^resentatives from the women’s dorms and worked out a proposal whidi would allow the women their freedom while at the same time maintaining security. The proposal was submitted to President Martinson and was approved. The result of this was the in troduction of the Card Key Security System into Jones and East Bean Dorms. It consists of an electric lock with a magnetized coding system which can be opened only by a specially designed and coded card. Any girl wishing to do so may buy a card from the dorm director for $5.00 ($3.00 is refunded at the end of the semester). This allows her to return to the dorm at any time she pleases and at the same time maintains security for those in the building. The doors to the dorms are locked at midnight every night, but if a girl wants to come in later and needs a card for THAT NIGHT ONLY she may check one out from the dorm director to use and then she must return it later. A $25 fee is charged for any card lost or damaged beyond use. This will help pay for the cost of having the code cartridge in the lock and the cards changed to a different code. The $2.00 kept from the deposit fee will go toward changing the code it the end of each semester as well as the initial cost. Many problems were en countered in the installation of the system. These ranged from having to order it from California to delays in transportation to problems in getting the people to come out and install it. Finally, it was ready to install, but, in Jones, the wire connecting the unit to its power source was cut and had to be replaced. It was installed, though, and on February 12, Brevard College women gained the right to establish their own hours. The majority of the students at BC seem to appreciate the efforts of President MartinK)n, Dean Houk, and the student r^resentatives, but some don’t. The wire that was cut did not cut itself. Someone had to have cut it. If something like this happens again, those girls who are out after the doors are locked are out of luck. The privileges that we have worked so hard to get should not be abused or we might end up where we were before. Some care should be taken with the cards since they are magnetically treated. Magnets should be kept away from them because there is the chance that the code would be altered and the card be useless. Any holes that are drilled in the cards (so that they might be placed on key rings) should be drilled at the office of the Director of Security or, if you want to do it yourself, it should be placed at the opposite end of the card from the one marked insert. The card keys designed for Jones Dorm will not work on the lock in East Beam and visa versa. Neither can the cards be duplicated except by the manufacturer. You’ve come a long way, Baby, so let’s keep it that way! TREND COMMUNITY CENTER The Trend Community Sffvice Building here in Brevard is fast becoming a Mecca for Brevard College students. Brevard students have become aware of the many services which the Trend Center offers. On the first floor of the Center one will find the department of Social Services, the Mental Health Department, and the Public Health Department. The Department of Social Services will help persons wishing information on Medicaid and Food Stamps. The Mental Health Department can and has been of great help to Brevard’s students. This department provides services to people who abuse drugs or alcohol or who have more serious emotional problems. The Mental Health Department has trained counselors willing to help in psychotherapy, group coun seling, and mental retardation. There is a “Hot Line” service available twenty-four hours a day at 884-2027 day and 883-3311 night. The cost of the Mental Health Department’s services can be geared to the individual’s own £indnc6S» The Public Health Departinent provides health care for aU Transylvania county residents (including Brevard College Students). This health care in cludes innoculations against various diseases, birth control and family planning, a venereal disease clinic, a child health program, an orthopedic clinic, an eye clinic, screening for diabetes and hypertension, and chest x- rays with a follow-up on positive TB skin tests and chronic lung disease. All of these services may be reached by calling 884-2114. The second floor of the Com munity Services Building houses the North Carolina Security Security Commission, the Child Development Program, Agricultural Service, the H.S.D.A. office, the F.H.A. office, the A.S.C.S. offices, the North Carolina Forestry Services, and H. S. Army and Navy recruiting Offices.