The Clarion Friday. October 7. 1994 Pagg 12
SGA - an important part of campus life at BC
by Alicia Ledford
_Clarion Staff Writer
The Student Government
Association is one of the most
important groups on the Brevard
College campus. It takes a strong
student government to bring leadership
to a campus. Brevard College, in fact,
has this type of government in which
the student body can depend on.
Brevard College’s SGA officers are:
Chris Ford, Dustin Calhoun, and Joe
NVbodruff. Each are in charge of different
Ford oversees the Social and
Judicial Boards. He is also responsible
for showing strong leadership,
influencing the faculty curriculum,
housing, and student affairs. Each of
these are SGA’s concerns.
Calhoun is over the Social Board.
This board plans activities for different
occasions on campus. For example.
Homecoming and Parents Weekend will
be planned by the Social Board. A
number of exciting activities for these
days are being planned. For
Homecoming, SGA plans to organize
an intramural soccer game for the day.
Everyone is invited to join in.
Another important board is the
Judicial Board. It is led by Joe Woodruff.
The Judicial Board meets with students
who have at some point broken
violations against a school rule. After
investigating, the Judicial Board will
hold a hearing to determine the guilt or
innocence of the accused.
To be part of this organization is
quite an honor The requirements are
simple. One must have a 2.0 GPA, they
must have been elected in as an officer
or representative, and this person must
be able to voice an opinion and show
The main goal of SGA is to take an
active role with the students’ lives. This
is a very large responsibility for a leaden
If a representative or officer of SGA
finds that there is something wrong on
campus, they have to be willing to
speak up and defend the student body. In
fact, everyone is invited to attend the
weekly SGA meetings and voice their
opinions on any subject.
Elections are held at the beginning
of the first semester for representatives.
The number of representatives vary.
Elections for the Executive Boards are at
the end of the spring semester. SGA is
simply looking for those who will take
their jobs as leaders seriously and work
When asked why he chose to run
for the presidency of the SGA, Chris
Ford replied, “Because Brevard College
was in such a transitional period at that
time and I felt that a strong student body
could get things under control.” Chris
went about his own agenda while
campaigning and won against two othe
candidates. The main point Ford is
encouraging this year is the rewriting of
the Constitution. The new Constitution
will give the SGA responsibilities in
faculty meetings, voting powers, and
several other benefits for SGA.
The members of the SGA play a
major role as leaders on Brevard
College’s campus. Through these
students, everyone can be a part of this
role. All can take part in their own way
to improve life at Brevard College.
One student thought that adding
more ■games or showing movies
throughout the year in the Student
Union would be pleasing to students.
Several students thought there should be
more organizations and student-based
activities so that people could meet
other students and get more involved on
Students discover many ways to enjoy themselves in Brevard
by Jennifer Barbee
Clarion Asst. Kditor
Outside the classroom, students find
many ways to enjoy themselves at
Brevard College. Even though the
campus and the city are small, students
seem to adjust and become active.
Many students find taking
advantage of the many outdoor activities
the mountains offer is enjoyable. “We
like to go exploring and sight-seeing on
the parkway,” says freshman Brooke
Hiking, camping and rafting also
seem to be popular ways to have fun
vith friends. Daniel Bowman,
sop>omore, said, “Sliding Rock is a lot
of fun to go to with your friends.”
Jennifer Matthews, sophomore,
mentioned the rope swing as a place
many people go to have fun.
A very popular pastime for students
at Brevard is karaoke. The Wedge and
Keg Restaurant has karaoke on
Wednesday and Friday nights and there is
usually a large crowd of Brevard College
students. Freshman Julie Morrison said
she enjoyed karaoke because, “We can
act as crazy as we want to and have a
With such a small campus and
student body, there are many
opportunities for students to spend time
developing'close friendships with one
another. Tamela Slade, freshman, said, “I
like to just hang out and talk with
friends.” Stevie Blankenship, freshman,
said, “Sometimes we like to sit in the
room and watch television or movies.”
Students at Brevard College find
ways to have a good time. However, the
campus and the city are small and many
students go into Asheville or other
cities to find things to do. Students
mentioned several things they would
like to see added to Brevard.
Several students mentioned having
more dances on campus or adding a
go to with a group of friends. Another
popular idea was the addition of more
dance club in town that students could shopping centers or a mall in town.
Activities planned for Parent’s Weekend
by Andrew Douglas
Clarion Staff Writer
For those students out there who
are planning on having their parents as
guests over Parent’s Weekend and have
nothing planned, get ready to mark your
calenders. This year’s Parent’s Weekend
will take place on October 28-30 and
will include a myriad of activities and
events that all the students and their
parents can plunge into.
The big weekend starts off at 8
p.m., Friday night, when “The
Fantasticks” will be performed for the
second of three appearances at the Bam
On Saturday, Baseball Family Day
begins at 1:30 p.m. In addition to
baseball, there is also intramural
badminton and men’s soccer at 3 p.m.
Later in the evening, the Talent Show
will take place at a time which is to be
announced. And, of course, “The
Fantasticks,” will perform again at 8
p.m. at the Bam Theater.
All in all, it should be a great
potpourri with students, faculty, parents,
and good old fashioned fun.
Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble to deliver performance
Special to the Clarion
from the BC News Bureau
The Brevard College Concert Band
and the Brevard College Jazz Ensemble
will present a concert on Saturday, Oct.
8, at 8:15 p.m. in Brevard College’s
Dunham Auditorium. The program,
which is part of the Brevard College
1994 Homecoming festivities, is free of
charge and open to the public.
The Brevard College Concert Band
will perform a variety of works
including “Celebration for Band,” a
recent work by Brevard composer Robert
Palmer; William Schuman’s “Chester
Overture;” “Morning, Noon and Night
in Vienna,” an overture by Austrian
composer Franz von Suppe; and
Nimrod from Elgar’s “Enigma
Variations.” Several Brevard College
Concert Band Alumni have also been
invited to join the group to perform a
well-known march, “The National
Emblem” by Bagley.
The Brevard College Jazz Ensemble
will feature a variety of styles and
soloists, with works ranging from big
band standards and ballads to Latin
works and fusion. Performances will
include the famous “In The Mood” and
“I Remember Clifford,” featuring
trumpet soloist Scott Ferris. The
ensemble will also perform a swing
version of “Misty,” a rock tune tilled
“Afterburner” and several other pieces.
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These rules are common sense and
inarguable, according to Marlin. Most
people are aware that there is alcohol on
this campus and they know to act m an
adult manner when dealing with it. T e
ones that do not are the ones who get