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^tttn NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE U. s. POSTAGE PAID PwwitNa 217 Rocky Mount, N. C HoivProfit Organixalion Vol. X No. 2 Rocky Mount, N. C. Friday, September 20. 1968 Mizelle Announces Format Of London Minimester Tour Collins Opens Convocations Mr. Vance Mizelle has announced a tentative for mat for the minimester seminar in London„ The seminar will be centered around contemporary British drama. At pre sent things are still in the planning stage, but Mr„ Mizelle hopes to be able to offer the participants a course that will be something like this: For the first 8 or 10 days the participants will be on campus for daily lectures and reading a group of plays by Harold Pinter, John Osborne,Ar~ GRINDSTAFF TO TEACH THEATRE Mr. Michael K. Grind- staff is the newest mem ber of the theatre depart ment at WesleyaUo A man of many talents and in terests. he is well quali fied to teach Theatre Lab, Theatre 35^ and Speech IL After graduation from Lycoming College in Wil liamsport, Pennsylvania, with a B.A, in Art and Theatre, he went on to do graduate work at Penn State where he received an M.FoA, in Senic and Lighting design,, Mr. Grindstaff did some teaching at Lycoming, but this is his first perma nent position as an in structor. In the short six years he has been interested in the theatre, Mr. Grind staff has been active in almost every aspect of theatre sets and acting. His major concern is Set design, a concern in which he has much past exper ience. Working for The Arena in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, he designed sets for numerous pro- luctions. Working in theatre, Mr. Grindstaff has had num erous experiences which are quite amusing. One in particular involves “Lit tle Mary Sunshine” which Wesleyan Players will do this year. Playing the part of Yellow Feather, Mr» Grindstaff had one line in the entire play. When the moment came forhis line, Mr. Grindstaff drew that complete mental blank which all actors fear and face. For this reason,one can be assured that Wes- leyan’s performance Yel low Feather will have one sympathizer in the audi ence. ^way from the theatre, Grindstaff enjoys such relaxations as driv ing his spnarts car, swim- nold Wesker, Shelagh De laney, John Arden, for example — perhaps even Frank Mareus, Peter Us tinov, and Tom Stoppard. The group will then fly to New York, and from there will fly to London for a two-week tour which will include: about 8 plays, hope fully some that the stu dents have read or some new plays by authors the students have studied; visits and sight seeing: places of interest in connection with the par ticipant’s study, as well as those of general in terest; several visits (if we can arrange and afford them) with people well known in the English thea tre today. The price of the tour is expected to cover jet flights^ hotel accomoda tion and breakfast and will be attractive and in keep - ing with many similar tours arranged under the group fare plan. Mr. Mizelle is hesitant to make further arrange ments, especially with persons in London, until he is fairly sure he can find the 20 people neces sary to make the tour possible. He will be hap py to talk more about the course, the tour, and the price, if those inter ested will go by his of fice this week. President Collins for mally opened the new con vocations series Septem ber 12 with a speech on the relevance of indivi duals and institutions to each other and to the world. Defining the purpose of any college as that of ad vancing and enhancing the civilization and culture of PRESIDENT THOMAS COLLINS Straw Ballot Favors Nixon If the September vote taken in Professor Rush ing’s political science classes and Professor King’s American history classes were a true in dication of the possible results of the balloting in November, Nixon sup porters would have cause for great jubilation. The results of the elec tions were as follows: Rushing’s first class: Collier’s: New Research Tool The N. C. Wesleyan College Library has re cently added CLolliex’sEiir cyclopedia to its basic re ference collection. It is a scholarly edition that is systematically and con tinuously revised to meet present day needs. Au thorities from all over the world are contributors to the work and are list ed in volume one of the 20-volume encyclopedia. The scope includes com prehensive, in-depth ma terial for the specialist as well as more sim plified material for the nonspecialist. One special feature is the career guid ance offered. Arrangement of arti cles in the encyclopedia is letter-by-letter, and broad coverage is fa vored, although there are many short topics. An ef fective key to the set is its exceptionally fine in dex that promotes quick fact finding. The bibli ographies, grouped to gether in volume 20, are a means of self-educa tion into the further com plexities of the subject as well as the tradition al means of documentation of information. The illustrations and maps in Collier’s are di rectly related to the print ed matter instead of be ing grouped together in one place or volume. The encyclopedia is not (Continued on Page 3) ming, and skin diving, do ing water colors, and reading novels. He swam competitively from the time he was 8 years old until he was a junior in college and also managed swimming pools and gave swimming instruction to earn money for college. As for his reading, his wife once figured that he reads about thirty novels a year. She informed him of this for budgetary rea sons, so if any one has any old Mary Renault nov els not being used, he may contact Mr. Grindstaff in his office, 231~B. Humphrey - 3, Wallace - 11, and Nixon - 22; and his other class; Hum phrey - 11, Wallace - 2, and Nixon - 16. Of the 88 ballots collected in Professor King’s four classes, Nixon received 41 votes, Wallace, 12 votes, Humphrey 7 votes, while 28 students remain ed undecided. Professor Rushing stated that the vote was taken to emphasize the fact that 1968 is an elec tion year and to encour age all political science students to take a con tinuing interest in the election. He added that he had also encouraged the students to read newspa pers, watch television, listen to the radiOj, par ticipate in arguments,and influence their parents concerning current politi cal matters. In his analysis of the vote, Mr. Rushing point ed out that most of the students voting were from eastern North Carolina and Virginia, He noted that the vote reflected a shift from the National Demo cratic Party. However,he thinks that the Democrats should be pleased by the Wallace supporters, who voted for Goldwater in 1964, because they are not voting for Nixon. He mentioned that the in creased Nixon support is brought about by those who supported Johnson in 1964, but are now defect ing to Nixon, (Continued on Page 4) which it is a part, Col lins said that it was to the profit of the indivi dual to be relevant to the institution of which he is a member. Collins further defined a church-affiliated col lege as inevitably resi dential, (“the better to see you with”), and as having as its over-all goal “aid ing (the student) in judge mental and synoptic vi sion.” The church- af filiated college, he con tinued, should leave each discipline free to inquire and seek out the truth, be lieving that “Truth is of God,...and will make you free.” Collins said that the student who chooses to attend a church-affil iated college should un derstand its structure and orientation and should seek to be relevant in his actions and attitudes to that structure and orien tation. The Christian attitude and beliefs fostered by the church-affiliated college, Collin continued, call un mistakably to humanitar ian service and concern. Such concern and involve ment, he maintained, are the duty and destiny of all men of conscience. Instructor Gearhart Studies Abroad ROCKY MOUNT — Sara Gearhart, instructor of German at N. C. Wesley an College, received a grant from the Republic of Germany to attend the Summer Seminar of the Goethe Institut in Munich. Forty grants, issued jointly by the Federal Re public of Germany and the U. S. Office of Education, were awarded throughout the United States based on recommendations by the American Association of Teachers of German. Twenty of the grants were sponsored by the Ful- bright programs and twen ty by the Federal Repub lic of Germany. Read ^^COMMENTARY’’ By Catherine Simpson Page 2

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