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Rocky Mount, Nor,\h wesic^nn Bccnc VOL. 3, NO. 1 ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.. SEPTEMBER 19, 312 Student 11 Additions BI-WEEKLY—$2.00 YEARLY TORCH LIGHTERS entertain at the Luau which was held last Thursday evening at Pearsall’s Pond. The Luau, highUght of Orientation Week, was planned under the direction of Mrs. Thomas Collins. Rev. Jack Page Speaks Sunday At Convocation Sunday afternoon at four o’clock the opening convocation for the year 1962-63 at Wesleyan was held. The guest speaker was the Rev. JackW. Page, Rocky Mount District Superintendent of the Methodist Church. His message was delivered to a crowd of parents, faculty, and students. Though the attendance was somewhat diminished by the Inclement weather, the message he delivered was most stimulat ing. It was well indeed for all concerned with education to con sider the impetus and hard work required for a verve for know ledge. Lawrence Gupton presented a solo, “Spirit of God,” by Neid- linger, and a pastoral prayer was presented by Dr. Jack Moore, Dean, the invocation having been presented by Dr. Thomas A. Collins, president of the College. Wesleyan On Poetry Circuit The “Poetry Circuit” has an nounced the election of Wesley an as a new member for 1962-63 according to Dr. C. Edwin Har wood, coordinator for the pro ject. The “Poetry Circuit” con sists of eight major colleges and universities in North Caro lina and Virginia. It is spon sored by the University Press in conjunction with Qie Poetry Cen ter of New York City. Two young poets will be brought each year to the member col leges. Each poet will make the circuit, reading his works and meeting students, faculty, and guests. This is the second of its kind in the nation and the first in the South. The participating schools last year were the University of North Carolina, N. C. State Col lege, Woman’s College, David son College, Wake Forest, Duke, East Carolina and Hollins. The first poet will come during the fall semester. Senate Meets A special meeting: of the Senate was called on Sept. 14 by Dr. James R. Hailey, Di rector of Student Life. Alice Kovarco, Student Government Secretary, president in the ab sence of the SGA President, Gary Garlow. The meeting resulted in the appointment of a committee to report at the next Senate meet ing on the type of Dorm Coun cils now existing in both the Men and Women’s Dormitories, and to make recommendations of any necessary changes. Other business included the appointment of an elections committee which was request ed to outline the year’s elec tion procedure, including the “run-off tie” of candidates for vice-president of the sophomore class. The Senate also approved the yearly budget of the Wesleyan Decree. nroll For New Term; Faculty Announced Dr. Collins Is Elected College president, Dr. Thomias A. Collins was recently elected chapter president of the North Carolina Conference Alumni Chapter of Emory University, at their annual dinner meeting at Westminister Methodist Church in Kinston. Dr. G. Ross Freeman of At lanta, Georgia, was the featured speaker at the event. Freemian is director of student pastors for Candler School of Theology, Emory University. In two years, Wesleyan enroll ment has jumped from the first class of 95 students to an esti mated 312 students enrolled this week for the 1962-63 year. The greatest number of stu dents are residents of North Carolina, but students also come from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in large numbers. Of the 312 students that have registered, 125 are freshmen, 37 are transfers and 136 are re turning students. There are 67 freshman men and 58 women on campus. The increased enrollment has put into use all available classroom space. The two dormitories are completely filled. To meet the demands of the growing college two new dormi tories are now under construc tion. Building progress is slow, but plans include construction of an infirmary and gymnasium in the near future, with a library to be added at a later date. The two dormitories should be completed by next year in time to accommodate the growing stu dent body. New Faculty Members The Board of Trustees has an nounced the appointment of 11 new members to the faculty for the 1962-63 academic year. Additions to the English de partment are Dr. Jack Teagar den, Associate Professor of Eng lish, and Mrs. Wallace Johnson, Instructor of English. Dr. Teagarden obtained Ms Neese, Jerome Named Trustees Reverend W. J. Neese and Rev. Robert Jerome were elect ed to serve as new college Trus tees by the Methodist Annual Conference, which was held dur ing the summer. Rev. Robert Jerome, District Superintendent of the Elizabeth City District of the ■ Methodist Church, succccds Rev. J.D.A. Autry of Hamlet. Rev. W. J. Neese, pastor of First Methodist Church, Roanoke Rapids, was elected to fill the unexpired term of Dr. C. D. Barclif of FayettevUle. Fund Crusade Wins Approval On Sept, 12, six hours were spent by 1,000 prominent dele gates of North Carolina in Ra leigh attending a special session of the Annual Conference, decid ing whether or not to give Me thodist Colleges in Eastern North Carolina $3 million for their cri tical physical needs. The issue was passed by a narrow margin voting in favor. Among the representatives of Wesleyan, Louisburg and Me thodist College, were Dr. Thomas A. Collins and Vann Massey, who spoke in front of the group in behalf of Wesleyan. Those who opposed the plan of giving $3 million seemed to be headed for a clear victory in the beginning of the meeting, but after lunch the college adminis trators took hold of the situation by putting through amendments and amendments to amendments. The main amendment was made by Rev. E. C. Crawford who said, “Get this matter back to our people.” An amendment to Crawford’s amendment made it possible for the District Superintendents to suggest quotas for the local churches. The crusade wUl begin imme diately by personal gifts given by the members of some 800 Methodist churches in North Carolina. The money, of which Wesleyan will receive 38.8 per cent, is expected to take three years to raise. B. A. from Rollins College and his M. A. and Ph. D. from the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida, respect ively. Mrs. Johnson obtained her B. A. degree from Duke University and her M. A. from the University of Pennsylvania. New members of the Music Department are Dr. Peter Ger- schefski, Assistant Professor of Music, and Laurence Gupton, part-time Instructor of Voice. Dr. Gerschefski is a graduate of Yale University where he re ceived his A. B. degree. He re ceived his M. A. from the Uni versity of Southern California and his doctorate from Florida State University. Gupton was graduated from Campbell CoUege with an A. A. degree. He attended Westminister Choir College where he received a Batchelor of Music degree and hiis M. M. degree. Frank Kalmbath, Associate Professor of Economics, re ceived his B. S. degree from Temple University and his M. A. from the University of Texas. He had one year and a half of Ph. D. study at the University of Texas also. The Psychology Department is established this year under Dr. Ed Seidel, Associate Professor of Phychology. Dr. Seidel ob tained his undergraduate educa tion at the United States Naval Avademy. He received an M. Ed. from the University of Maryland and his Ph. D. from Maryland, also. The Physical Education De partment has added Donald Scalf and Mrs. Robert Edge to its staff. Scalf, Instructor of Physical Education and basketbaU coach, received his B. S. degree from Wake Forest and his M. E. from (Continued on page 4) Dr. Moore Attends Meeting In England Dean Jack W. Moore was one of 35 American delegates to the Second Oxford Institute on Methodist Theological Studies which was held at Lincoln College, Oxford, England, July 17-27 Chosen from more than 200 nominees. Dean Moore represented the college in the seminar. One hundred theologically competent professors on the seminary or coUege level and distinguished pastors from the world over participated. According to Dean Moore, the purpose of flie Institute was to build a better understanding between the varied groups of World Methodists, and to bring unity by this understanding.” As the Statendam Ship sailed out of New York Harbor on July 6, on its way to London, England, Dr. and Mrs. Moore were fiUed with excitement about the coming voyage, for it offered luxury and fellowship not to be matched. Students Named On Dean's List Winni Stine, Gayle Felton and Lucy Hinson were recently named on the Dean’s List for the summer school session. One hundred eighteen students registered for the first summer session. Of this number, 51 re gistered for college credit and 67 for the College Preparatory Reading-Writing Laboratories. Two ‘A’ Students Seventeen students appeared on the list for the Spring Se mester of 1962. Two students maintained a straight “A” aver age, Betty Anderson of Rich mond, Va., and Gayle Carlton Feldon of Tarboro, N. C. Others included on the list are Bobby Hayes, Edward Hopkins, Etta Brokne Spivey, John Flem ing, Vicki Taylor, Alice Kovarco and Mona Cozart. Larry Denton, Christine Bras well, Bill Hoyle, Helen Jackson, Louise Kepley, Joan Lamberth, Gwen Joyner, and Robert Step hens complete the students hon ored. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must carry a full academic load and maintain a minimum average of 3.2 quality points. On July 13 they at last land ed in South Hampden, England, and took a boat-train to Lon don, where they spent four days sight-seeing. While in London they visited Buckingham Palace, where they saw Queen Elizabeth entertaining at a garden party, her guests in full dress. They also saw a musical on the Lon don stage, “The Blitz.” They then took a Night Scotsman’s train to Edinboro. While in Edinboro they saw castles, the church where John Knox began the Protestant Re formation in Scotland, Holyrude Palace, the summer palace of the Queen, and they enjoyed the parks which were m full blooir Then came a steamer trip Loch Lomond. Monday brought a train tr down the east coast of Englan and a new venture they aff tionately call “cathedral h ping.” Among the cathed’ they visited were Newca Durham, York, Lincoln, Cambridge. July 17 arrived all too It was time to join the g Oxford for the Conferen Conference featured sessions with time for local colleges of Oxford which is independent versity. The Conferen at Lincoln College, Wesley studied. (To be continued in Welcome New Student

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