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year with banquet
Chowan College opened its 138th year
with 24 faculty and staff members who
have served from 20 to 34 years.
Freshmen and transfer students ar
rived Sunday, Aug. 25. They were
welcomed by President Bruce E.
Whitaker in McDowell Columns Turner
Auditorium in the evening. Meetings
with faculty advisers followed.
Returning students met with their ad
visers on Monday as freshmen con
tinued their orientation. «
Registration for classes was held
Tuesday in Marks Hall with classes
beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Chowan's faculty and staff prepared
for the fall semester opening with a
three-day workshop Aug. 22-24. John
Henley, president of the North Carolina
Association of Independent Colleges
and Universities, was the featured
speaker for the President’s Annual
Banquet in Thomas Cafeteria.
Convocation was held on Monday,
Sept. 2 in the Helms Center. Other fall
semester special events include
Founders Day, Oct. 9; Homecoming,
Oct. 19; Parent’s Day, Nov. 2; and
Campus Evangelism Week, Nov. 4-8.
The Fall Festival of Marching Bands
will again be held during Homecoming,
while the mid-term break is Oct. 23-28.
Thanksgiving holidays will be Nov. 26
to Dec. 2.
Final exams will be given Dec. 13-19
followed by Christmas holidays. The
spring semester will open Jan. 15.
Long Terms of Service
Dr. Whitaker has focused attention on
all faculty and staff members with the
20 on more years of service to the col
lege. He said their loyalty to the college
and service to young people over the
years is a major reason Chowan enjoys
an excellent academic reputation.
The veteran faculty and staff
Mrs. Daisy Lou Mixon, religion, 34
years; BiU Sowell, graphic communica
tions, 30; Dr. Whitaker, president, Mrs.
Esther Whitaker, religion, Thomas
Ruffin, business, 28; Jim Garrison and
Jerfy Hawkins, physical education, L.
M. Wallace, business, 27; Warren Sex
ton, social science. Dr. James
Chamblee, fine arts, 26; Ben Sutton,
business manager, 25; Mrs. Patricia
Edwards, business, Mrs. Betty Bat
chelor, English, 25.
Dr. Hargus Taylor, chaplain, Bob
Brown, music, Herman Gatewood,
graphic communications, Charles
Paul, history, Carl Simmons, math, 22;
J. P. Harris, biology, Mrs. Janet Col
lins, physical education. Dr. B.
Franklin Lowe,Jr., dean of the college,
21; Mrs. Hattie Jones, business, Robert
Mulder, English, Mrs. Dorothy
Wallace, business, 20.
Whitaker said these men and women
have served Chowan a total of 586
offers many services
By SARAH DAVIS
Need directions to find Accounting
141-1, a doctor in Murfreesboro, or an
airplane in Norfolk? Need to know the
ideal weight for a 5’6” 18 year old
female, the subphylum of the jellyfish,
the location of the grave of the first
American novelist, the birth date of
Euclid, the name of the magazine that
reported the “premature” death of
Cordell Hull, the importance of
Qumran, what’s for lunch in Thomas
Cafeteria, or what’s showing at the
movie theatre in Roanoke Rapids?
Need to know the time in Mur
freesboro or Nairobi? Need to know
the date of Thanksgiving in the United
States or Canada? Need a pen for tak
ing notes for an hour in the library or
a pin for holding your pants all day
wherever you are? All these needs—
and many more—can be and are daily
met by the staff of Whitaker Library.
Located between Thomas Cafeteria
and McSweeney Computer, YOUR
Library is open seventy-two hours per
week to help YOU. From more than
80,000 regular, reference, and reserve
books, 450 different periodicals, six
teen newspaper subscriptions, 11,000
reels of microfilm, 2,000 microfiche,
and 61,000 government documents, you
will find the materials you need for
class work and recreational reading.
TThe first floor has the divided card
catalog to help you locate the books
you need. Books whose call numbers
begin with the letters F (fiction), SC
(story collection), or R (reference)
are found on first floor. F and SC
books may be checked out (usual
period is 2-3 weeks); reference books
are used only in the library. An ever
changing display of new books, any of
which may be checked out, is also
found on first floor or the mezzanine.
All these books may be checked out.
Both floors have study carrels and
Also located on first floor are
microfilm and microfiche readers,
listening area for records and tapes,
and an informal reading area next to
the daily newspapers and current
Other special features of Whitaker
Library that will help you in your
work at Chowan are a typewriter for
your use, paper cutter, copier. Master
Lens, scratch paper, and borrowable
pens and pencils.
You will find those items at the
main desk where you will also always
find one of six professionally trained
staff members eager to HELP YOU.
See LIBRARY, Page 3
September 6, 1985
* STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
BANQUET SPEAKER—Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker, right, chats with Dr. John
Henley prior to the President's Annual Banquet which marked the opening
of the 1985-86 academic year. Dr. Henley, president of the North Carolina
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, was the featured
speaker at the banquet.
Chowiaii begins 138th
GREETING CONVOCATION SPEAKER—Congressman
Whitehurst, right, is greeted by Mrs. Sarah Dovis
following his address as Dr. John Davis looks on. An
CONVOCATION SPEAKER—The Honorable G. William Whitehurst delivered
the Fall Convocation address in Helms Center. The Virginia Congressman is
a popular speaker for college students and has appeared on campus
unidentified student, left, waits to meet Whitehurst
and congrotulate him for his address to the student
Gary Rand, director of the Vineyard
Arts Fellowship at Chicago,- a group
working to explore and demonstrate a
biblical perspective on arts-were
featured in concert in Turner
Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sponsored by the college’s Baptist
Student Union-Campus Christian
Fellowship, the concert was open to
the public-with a special invitation ex
tended to church youth groups in the
Rand made his first radio ap
pearance when he was three weeks
old. Veteran entertainers, his parents.
Ells and Milly Rand, made Gary the
center of a unique, family, musical
entertainment program. Several radio
and television series, four Canadian
tours, and performances throughout
the United States gave Rand a rich
performing background. I^eaving the
family act soon after high school,
Rand toured with a 25-member
musical troup. The Spurrlows, doing
750 concerts in high schools and chur
ches throught the short span of nine
A gradute of Wheaton College,
Wheaton, 111., with a degree in music
composition, Rand has also done
gradute study in composition and
church music at Northwestern Univer
sity. While at Wheaton, he toured the
United States and Europe as soloist
with the Wheaton College Men’s Glee
Club. Taking time off from college in
the early ’70s, he performed and com-
See CONCERT, Page 3
The Honorable G.' William
Whitehurst, who has represented
Virginia’s Second Congressional
District (Norfolk-Virginia Beach) in
the United States House of Represen
tatives since 1968, delivered the Fall
Convocation address Monday,
The convocation-held in Helms
Center-marked the beginning of the
weekly convocation-assembly series
for 1985-86. The Congressman adressed
the topic, "The College Community and
A native of Norfolk, Whitehurst at
tended its public schools and graduated
from Maury High School in 1942. In
World War 11, he served in the United
States Navy as an Aviation Radioman
and saw combat duty over Japan.
Congressman Whitehurst holds
academic degrees from Washington
and Lee University (B.A.,1950); the
University of Virginia (M.A. in History,
1951); and West Virginia University
(Ph.D. in American Diplomatic
History, 1962). He joined the Depart
ment of History at Old Dominion in
1950. Appointed Dean of Students at Old
Dominion in 1963, he held that position
until he was elected to the 91st Congress
in 1968. From 1962 to 1968 he made a
regular series of broadcasts at WTAR-
TV in Norfolk as a featured and popular
As the second ranking Republican on
the Armed Services Committee in the
House of Representatives, Con
gressman Whitehurst serves on the
Sub-Committee on Readiness as the
Ranking Minority Member, the Sub-
Conunittee on Military Installations
and Facilities, and the Morale, Welfare
and Recreation Panel. From 1979-1984,
he served on the Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence, and was
Ranking Minority Member on its Sub
committee on Legislation. In 1985, he
was appointed to the Committee on
Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics
In 1981, Congressman Whitehurst was
a founder of the Congressional Military
Reform Caucus, an informal group of
Senators and Representaives who
share common views on defense. The
military reform group does not concen
trate on either budget cuts or increases.
Instead, it seeks ways to see that
defense funds are spent more effective
ly, and encourages defense strategy
that embraces mobility and flexibility.
Congressman Whitehurst has also
been a member of numerous special
syb-committees during his years in
Congress, is a U.S. delegate to the
North Atlantic Assembly, has served on
the Board of Visitors of the United
States Naval Academy, and is current
ly chairman of the Education Task
Force of the U.S. House of Represen
tatives’ Page Board.
Married since 1946 to the former Jen-
nette (Janie) Franks of Plymouth,
Mass., the Whitehurst’s are the parents
of two children, a daughter Frances,
who is a graduate of Boston University
and Suffolk University I.aw School; and
a son, Cal, who is also a graduate of
Washington and l>ee University.
A member of numerous civic and
philanthropic organizations. Con
gressman Whitehurst is also a member
and former Board Chairman of Ghent
United Methodist Church in Norfolk.
“We were delighted that Con
gressman Whitehurst consented to
deliver the Fall Convocation address at
Chowan this year,” noted Dr. R.
Hargus TaylOr, Chaplain to the College.
“His rapport with young people -
developed throughout his tenure as
teacher and Dean of Students at Old
Dominion University - has made his
previous visits to the campus instruc
tive, inspirational and memorable