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North Carolina Wesleyan College
Vol. 2, No. 3
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
October 25, 1961
Plans Set For Inauguration Of President
The first event in the 1961-62
Concert and Lecutre Series spon
sored by North Carolina Wesleyan
College will take place in the Col
lege Chapel on Friday evening,
October 27, at 8:15 p. m.
Thelma P. Sasser, local pianist
and wife of Dr. William Sasser of
the Music Department at the Col
lege will be featured as soloist.
The concert is free and the public
is cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Sasser, the former Thelma
Paiewonsky, is a native of the
Dominican Republic. All of her ad
vanced study has been done in this
country. She holds degrees from
the University of Jacksonville, Fla.
and from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Her teachers have included John
MacEnulty in Florida and Emil
Daneriberg at Oberlin.
She has been featured soloist in
programs of the Southeast Com
posers’ League and has appeared
as guest soloist with the Jackson
ville Philharmonic Orchestra. She
has concertized widely in this state,
both as soloist and in duo-piano re
citals with her husband.
The program will include Bach’s
French Overture, the Variations in
C Minor by Beethoven, and three
works by the French composer,
Gabriel Faure. The second portion
of iMrs. Sasser’s recital will feature
Paul Hindemith’s Second Sonata
for piano and the “Four Spanish
Pieces” of Manuel de Falla.
PRESIDENT THOMAS ASA COLLINS
The Community Council is the
conscience of the community to
encourage and stimulate the com-
MRS. THELMA SASSER
munity toward the enactment of
the Bill of Rights which is a posi
tive statement of the rights of
everyone. It puts the emphasis on
the belief that everyone is basi
cally honest and that the majority
will lead the minority of dishonest.
Another definition of the Com
munity Council is the idea of the
Community Council being used as
a cementing or uniting force be
tween the diffei'ent groups or areas
! of the community—faculty, staff,
The Community Council is the
body to which any member of the
community may appeal to have
a matter or issue investigated to
restore harmony between two dif
ferent areas of the community. An
example is a student may recom
mend the investigation of an inci
dent concerning a faculty or staff
member or vice versa.
The power of the Community
Council is to recommend to any
group about any subject or in any
area where there seems to be a
problem to which attention needs
to be called. The Community Coun-
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To Begin At 3 P. M.
Plans for the installation of
Thomas Asa Collins as the first
President of Wesleyan College on
October 25 have been completed,
according to Dr. Jack W. Moore,
chairman of the Inaugural Com
The public has been invited to
attend the inauguration ceremony
which will start with the forma
tion of the Academic Procession at
the Gravely Science building. The
inauguration will begin at 3:00
p. m. on the campus in front of
the Braswell Administration Build
Delegates from colleges, univer
sities, learned societies, boards,
educational and professional or
ganizations will register at 11 a. m.
at the Main Lounge of the Student
Union Building with a luncheon for
delegates and guests at noon in the
same building. An open house of
the buildings for the delegates and
guests of the College will start at
1:00 p. m.
After the inauguration ceremon
ies, the President’s Reception will
be held at the newly completed
President’s Home on campus.
The Academic Procession will
consist of the following:
The College Marshall, Dr. Willard
B. Gatewood; delegates from col
leges and universities; delegates
from learned societies, boards; Fa
culty of Wesleyan College; Trus
tees of Wesleyan; members of the
Rocky Mount Area Wesleyan Col
lege Foundation; and The Inaugural
Mr. Luther W. Hill of Tarboro,
Chairman of the Board of Trus
tees, will preside.
Dr. Robert E. Cushman, Dean,
Duke Divinity School of Duke Uni
versity, will give the Invocation.
Dr. Jack W. Moore, Academic
Dean of Wesleyan College, will pre
sent Dr. William C. Archie, Direct
or of the Board of Higher Edu
cation of the state of North Caro
lina. Dr. Archie will give the In
augural address. His topic will be
“The Idea of a Christian College.”
The antheim, “O Be Joyful” will
be sung by the Wesleyan Singers
under the direction of Dr. William
The charge to President Collins
will be given toy Paul N. Garber,
Resident Bishop, Richmond area,
The Methodist Church. After Presi
dent Collins is inaugurated. Bishop
Garber will offer the prayer of con
secration. President Collins will
then give his response.
Immediately following the Re
cessional, Bishop Garber will give