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The pilot. volume (None) 1942-current, January 19, 1976, Image 1

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Jant6 THE PILOT Gardner-Webb College MONDAY, JANUARY 19,1976 BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA SGA Discusses GWC Receives Reaffirmation New Legislation The Senate held its first meeting of ‘the spring se mester on Tuesday, Jan. 13. After roll was taken. Dr. Tony Eastman and Dr. Betty Cox spoke to the Senate members concerning a series of Cleveland County Town meetings to be held this semester in recognition of the Bicentennial. The Se nate is asking for student support for these meetings. Anyone wanting further in formation about the meet ings, should contact either Dr. Eastman or Dr. Cox. Also, in recognition of the Bicentennial year, the AWS along with the Senate is planning a Bicentennial Day either in March or April. All students will be dismissed from classes on that day in order to join in the festivi ties. Rick Trexler reported that the Student-Administration meetings held each month were going very well and that many good ideas have come from these meetings. President Trexler also re ported that a Trustees meet ing will be held on Friday, Feb. 27. Sixteen students will attend this meeting with the Trustees in order to express the students’ ideas, and needs. The Student Government Association is working on the attainment of a budget for the AWS for next year since this organization has been operating without one this year. The SGA is also working to have the Satur day library hours changed. Many students prefer that the Ubrary be open in the afternoon on Saturdays. A fall break for next fall is also being worked on. The Coffeehouse is in the final planning stages for reopen ing. Trexler reported that the Drinking Code bill passed by the Senate last semester has passed and will be in cluded in the handbook for next year. However, the bill is immediately effective. Copies of this bill will be placed around campus for students’ reading. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed Gardner-Webb as a fully-accredited senior col lege. The action of reaffirma tion came last month in Atlanta at the Southern As sociation annual meeting. This college became an ac credited four-year college in 1971, the year Gardner- Webb graduated its first senior class. “I am very happy that Gardner-Webb has been re affirmed by the Southern Association,” §aid Dr. Poston. “It confirms that we are continuing to grow in educational quality. This step paves the way for us to institute a Masters degree program by 1980 at the lat est.” The College Delegate As sembly of the Southern As sociation of Colleges and Schools is responsible for ac crediting institutions of higher learning in the sou thern region of the United States. Its principal concern in accreditation is the im provement of educational quality. The reaffirmation fol lowed an evaluation by the association of Gardner- Webb’s institutional self- study, a program of self- examination and critique re quired of member institu tions and those seeking ac creditation. A comprehen sive self-study is to be made once every 10 years, except in the case of new institu tions of junior colleges ad vancing to senior-college status. Those schools must complete a status report by the year of the first graduat ing class, then complete a self-study four years later. “The evaluation shows that we have made improve ment in every area since our initial self-study; and the fact that the association did not call for any corrections in our program is a tribute to everyone connected with the institution,” Dr. Poston stated. Mr. McGraw, who at tended the meeting in At lanta, termed the reaffirma tion “a reward for all the dedicated efforts by the fa culty and staff.” Ensemble Begins Tour The Gardner-Webb Col lege Choral Ensemble begins its Spring 1976 tour on Feb. 17, with a chapel program here. From this point, the official touring choir of the college will continue to tra vel extensively throughout the Carolinas and Virginia during the rest of the semes ter. The Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jerry Hill, was organized in 1963, while Gardner-Webb was still a junior college. At that time, the music depart ment had two choral groups, the A choir and the B choir. The only difference between the two was that the A choir traveled on weekend trips and the B choir didn’t. During this year, it was decided that the two groups would have more original names than A and B and would be called the Concert Choir and the Choral En semble. Thus, the Ensemble began and gave its first per formances in the fall of 1964. During this time, the only means of transportation the college had for the music de partment was an old, bat tered, 1952 Chevrolet school bus in wWch Dr. Hill drove the band and the choral groups. The bus had with stood so many hard years, that students nicknamed it “Noah’s Ark” explaining that it could withstand even a flood. In 1967, the Ensemble was invited to sing at the (Continued on Page 3) “Their ideas and innova tions are constantly upgrad ing the quality of our pro grams. Our primary objec tive is that each student is exposed to every educa tional opportunity we have to offer.” This school offers the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and associate of arts degree in over 24 areas of study and has two-year pro grams in business, secre tarial science, and nursing. “Gardner-Webb will con tinue to strengthen her pro grams, and her greatest days lie ahead,” said Dr. (Cont’donpage2) Three Students Injured Last month, three Gard ner-Webb students were ser iously injured in a one-car wreck. The accident occurred on Dec. 19 in the Ft. Pierce, Fla. area about 1:30 a.m. The students involved were Fernando Lopez, Eddie Ochoa, and Charles Villoch. Lopez, a freshman foot ball player, sustained the most serious injuries. Six hours of “delicate” surgery repaired a lacerated aorta (the main blood vessel lead ing to the heart). Fernando also suffered a fractured left leg and a dislocated femur. Ochoa, a sophomore, had the least serious injuries. He sustained a dislocated shoulder and lacerations. Villoch, also a freshman football player, suffered a dislocated hip, a fractured femur, head lacerations, and a fractured hand. None of the three injured will return this semester. Lopez and Villoch are still hospitalized and the date of their release has not yet been annoimced. The three students will re main at their homes until able to return to Gardner- Webb. If anyone wishes to write them, their addresses are: Fernando Lopez, 1129 SW 7th Street, Miami, Fla., 33130; Eddie Ochoa, 1030 NW 19 Court, Miami, Fla., and Charles Villoch, 5501 Orduna Drive, Coral Gables, Fla., 33146.

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