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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. Faculty Workshop 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 members are: 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 years. Whitaker Library 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 tables. 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 periodicals racks. 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 VOLUME 14 Number 1 * STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE oi&Nm Congressman Whitehurst Convocation speaker 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 several times. unidentified student, left, waits to meet Whitehurst and congrotulate him for his address to the student body. Concert features Gary Rand 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 areas. 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 months, 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, September 2. 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 Political Arena.” 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 news analyst. 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 Committee). 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 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 ones.”

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