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Friday, April 29,1994
Older Adults Seek Knowledge Via MACALL
By Kerie Peterson
MACALL spring classes are
in full swing. Classes began April
13 and will continue through May
18. MACALL offers a wide vari
ety of classes for the enrolled older
Many students may often
wonder why there are numerous
older people commuting on cam
pus on Wednesday mornings.
MACALL is the reason.
MACALL is the M-AC Acad
emy for Lifelong Learning. Local
adults can become members of the
academy and register for classes
offered during the Fall, Winter,
and Spring semesters. The
academy’s aim is to continue the
process of lifelong learning, giving
any member the opportunity to learn
and grow and sometimes interact
with younger students.
Classes are offered every
Wednesday morning and afternoon
at various locations on the M-AC
Classes offered this spring in
clude: France for Travelers, Draw
ing, The Joy of Understanding Mu
sic, The Bible as Literature, a Ten
nis Clinic, and Why is a Newspa
A special class was added to
the spring schedule and met on April
19 and will meet again on May 16
for students to enjoy the Wild Flow
ers of Spring.
Specialized Program Made Available in Fall
By Chad Smith
A new and exciting program is beginning at M-AC this September: MAPPS,
Montreat-Andcrson Program for Professional Success.
This program is designed to provide students with a high-quality education
leading to professional advancement via a unique delivery system.
This system will consist of a group who will go through an accelerated course one
at a time. This will enable older students who are married, or who have not been able
to finish their degree, to get through school in less time than normal.
This program will also provide an education from the perspective of an informed
Christian worldview and promote lifelong learning that combines the practical and the
President William Hurt brought the program to M-AC after hearing about it two
years ago. After the college examined the program, and witnessed the success of how
other colleges benefited from it, they began to set the plan into action.
In September, students can register in both the Asheville and Charlotte area. This
program will branch out to cover a wider territory of the state.
This program will start out with only a major in business and then build from that.
The projected average age for students will be from 28 years of age to 32.
Neil Refuses Comment on Departure
Lions and Bears Attack Cavs
By Jeff Lang
As with other departments at
Montreat-Anderson College that
are growing and changing, next
year a new music department head
will be hired.
After a year of wrangling
concern over the departure of Neil,
a new department head is slated
for next semester and Neil will be
Neil, obviously flustered and
nervous, declined comment when
asked why he was leaving.
Tom Stierwalt, also in the
music department, deferred com
ment by ignoring the question and
closing his office door.
Apparently more is going on
in the department than just a mere
The incoming professor Dr.
Mark Johnson was a candidate for
the position in 1993, but declined
the job until he finished his doc
torate at Louisiana State Univer
sity. Having just completed his
degree program, he will begin
searching for local residence this
President William Hurt com
mented, "I've heard good things
about the new music professor and
I look forward to meeting him and
working with him on enhancing
As to the future direction of
the department. Hurt commented.
By Sean Anderson
The Cavalier baseball team was
defeated 12-7 by the Mars Hill Lions
last Tuesday in a home game.
The Lions, who have a record of
14 wins and 28 losses, led the first
inning 3-0. Mars Hill then scored two
more runs in the second inning. M-
AC, however, soon caught up to tie the
game at five.
Freshman Joe Snyder contrib
uted one run, while short stop Chad
Greene drove in two runs. Third base-
man Chris Hoyle brought the Cavs
into fighting range by tying the score.
Snyder further aided the Cavs by hit
ting a home run in the bottom of the
"I can't give you figures until I talk
with Dr. Johnson, but as an institu
tion we have big dreams as growth
goes. I have hope that the future of
the music department will blossom."
Former Celebration singer
Lovanda Fast declared, "They need
to enhance the music department,
so that people in the future will
have no problem getting a minor, or
maybe even someday, a major, in
music at this school."
Freshman Derek Sims ex
pressed, "I'm in a music class this
semester and have really enjoyed it.
I would like to see a lot of growth in
the department." • ninth inning, which gave the Cavs
Excuse me. Sir, Madame, Could You Spare Some Change...
Wirtjes Offers a Variety of Summer Job Information
vation Army Boys and Girls Clubs.
There are even a few opportunities for
local house sitting jobs.
However, with these house sit-
seven runs. Theireffoits, however, were
not enough to overcome the Lions.
Last Wednesday, the Cavaliers
journeyed to Hickory, North Caro
lina, to challenge Lutheran affiliated
Lenoir-Rhyne College. The Bears
edged out the Cavs 8-5 in a night game
which began at 7pm.
This afternoon at 1pm the Cavs
will contend against Alice Lloyd in a
double header. Tomorrow they will
continue the challenge against Lenoir-
Rhyne at 3pm.
On Tuesday the Cavs will com
pete in a double header against confer
ence rival Tusculum College, which
will be followed by a match-up on
By Chad Smith
The amount of students who re
main in the Montreat-Black Mountain
area during the summer has increased
over the years.
What students may not be aware
of is that the Career Development Of
fice in the Belk Campus Center has a
listing of summer jobs available in vari
ous fields and occupations to help stu
dents earn money while living in the
beautiful scenic mountains.
Beth Wirtjes, Head of Career De
velopment, conveyed that she has a
book listing several jobs located in the
area. She shared that there are several
opportunities for employment at the
local summer camps and conference
There are applications in the Ca
reer Development Office for both
Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center
and The Cove (BiUy Graham Training
Wirtjes also shared that she has
listings of internships available for
students interested in working with
church youth groups. Information
about internships in the social services
area is also available.
Other job opportunities include
working at the Montreal Retreat Asso
ciation (MRA), Lodges, and the Sal
ting jobs, students are not directly paid,
but have free lodging for taking care of
the property of the house owner.
Wirtjes enthusiastically advised,
"If students are looking for summer
jobs, please come by and see me, be
cause there are several jobs out there.
Or even if you are looking for a job in
your hometown, we have some na
tional jobs that need some people, so
please come by."
Drama Troupe Desperate for Facilities
Last Edition Sparks Editorial Outpour
By Kathryn Letterman
This will be the last issue of the Aletheia for this semester. Although part of
me rejoices in this, another part of me is filled with sadness.
In just a few weeks. I'll be withdrawing from M-AC and moving to a small town
just outside of Winston-Salem. It is a scary thought and I know I am not as prepared
as I'd like to be.
My advisor for the paper, Brian Fuller (even though he is a pain in the ass), has
taught me so much this semester about myself and about life. He has been my mentor
and my friend.
Next year, Chad Smith will be taking over my position. I have complete
confidence in Chad and I know that the paper will be in good hands.
My staff and I worked closely this semester to publish a paper every week. They
all did an excellent job, and the quality of writing improved greatly throughout the
Jennifer Moore, my lay-out and cut & paste expert, diligently worked on the
paper. She and I spent hours together in that little office up on third floor, bickering
and making up, at least eighty times each week.
I'll miss the job very much, and I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to see
what a difference I could make.
Readers, the paper can not be a good paper without your support and your input.
Write editorials, voice your true opinions, complain to the editor about things you don't
like (sorry, Chad). Get involved! Sign up for Journalism!
Aren't you excited?
I'll miss M-AC, I'll miss the controversies, but above all. I'll miss fighting with
Fuller and him pushing me to always be the best.
By Kerie Peterson
The M-AC Drama Department is
readily expanding. As productions be
come more complicated, and cast mem
bers become laiger, the need for a theater
becomes even more evident.
Technical Director Janie King for
the past GreybeardPlayers'production A
Lion in Winter explained that as the
Players build more sets, they will need
more room for storage.
The drama troupe just recently ac
quired the old print shop building in
January for use in the constmction of
sets, and have been rehearsing in the
Fellowship Hall of Gaither Chapel.
However, according to King, "It is
an inconvenience for those who use
Gaither and for the Greybeard Players.
[The FeUowship Hall] isnotalways avail
able and the piano has to be moved each
time there is a rehearsal."
The ideal solution to this problem,
according to the thespians, would be to
have tlieir own theater. This semester,
they were supposed to have been given
the basement of either the gym or the
recreation room in Davis Hall, but nei
ther of those places were available.
It was then that the old print shop was
a place for rehearsals and the Davis HaU
Recreation Room would be ideal."
Sean Anderson, Joyce Downs,
Daniell Haitness, Jeff Lang,
Kerie Peterson, Chad Smith.
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