North Carolina Newspapers

Gardner-Webb College
APRIL 29, 1971
SGA Elections Yield
Big Voter Turn-Out
student Government officers
for 1971-72 are: Jeff Cranford;
president; Karen Hardin, vice-
president; Dick Sherrill, Chief
Justice; Shirley Young, Secre
tary; and Steve Wilson, Trea-
Sigma Tau Delta
Members Selected
Twelve Gardner-Webb stu
dents have been selected for
charter membership in the re
cently affiliated chapter of Sig
ma Tau Delta, national honor
ary English fraternity.
These students and their
hometowns are: Mrs. Faye B.
Denning, Rutherfordton; Vick
ie Lynn Gordon, Shelby; Charl-
sie Anne Griffin, Winston-Sal
em; Gerald L. Hamilton, Kann
apolis; Karen Hardin, Shelby;
Mrs. Jackie McSwain, Shelby;
Jerry Ruppe, Rutherfordton;
Thomas W. Taylor, Gaffney;
Janet Whisnant, Asheboro; Mrs
Judy M. Worthy, Shelby; James
Ronald Wright, Shelby; and Mrs
Carolyn Santanella, Asheboro.
NY Rock To
Tempo With
The New York Rock Ensem
ble will present its repetoire
of classical rock for the 1971
May Day Concert.
Acclaimed by one reviewer
as “heavy, alive, dynamic,*’
the Ensemble is certainly no
ordinary rock band. Three
members of the quartet have
studied at Julliard School of
Music and compose many of
their numbers. The lead sin
ger, Mike Kamen, also plays
the electric piano and the oboe.
Other group members are
Marty Fulterman at the drums
Dorian Rudnytsky on the brass
and cello, and Clift Nivisin on
the guitar.
The versalitity of the NYRE
GW Graduates Finding
Jobs Using Placement
student Government Officers for 1971-72 are: (front left to
right) Karen Hardin, vice president; Shirley Young, secretary
(middle) Dicky Sherrill, chief justice: (back left to right) Jeff
Cranford, president; and Steve Wilson, treasurer.
Cruces Of Beowulf
By Cox, Published
Despite the wide-spread op
inion that today’s college grad
uates are having a difficult time
getting jobs, Gardner-Webb Co
llege’s graduates are finding
jobs available, but not necess
arily in the location in which
they want to work.
Jesse Taylor, Director of
Placement for Gardner-Webb,
said from all indications the sc
hool’s graduates may have to go
outside of the immediate area
of the college to find employ-
"From our experience this
Spring, jobs are available for
our May graduates,” said Tay
lor. “However, it might be
necessary for them to accept
employment in an area away
from the school and maybe re
turn to the local area at a later
date, if they should still wantto
work here.”
surer. They will assume the
full duties of office at the
beginning of the fall semester
of 1971.
A short recap of the SGA
elections for general informa-
There are 154 member coll
eges and universities in Sigma
Tau Delta. Twenty-two other
colleges, including three in
North Carolina had inquired
about forming chapters, only
Gardner-Webb applied in such
a way as to be considered se
parately on the fraternity’s ag
enda at a recent meeting in
Atlanta and to win, as a result,
immediate approval.
The affiliation permitted ad
mission of the first honor group
during this semester. The for
mal charter will follow upon
Gardner-Webb’s accreditation
as a senior college by the Sou
thern Association of Schools
and Colleges.
Set May Day
Rock Concert
is shown as the group moves
from a Bach ensemble piece
to an electronic rendition of
Jimi Hendrix’s “ Wait Until
Tomorrow.” “A Whiter Shade
of Pale” and Elton John’s
“Country Comforts” are two
other numbers the ensemble
often performs.
Aaron and Freddie, the ven
triloquist who performed ear
lier in the semester at GWC
with the Friends of Distinct
ion will return for the May
Day Concert. Aaron and Fre
ddie made their national de
but with Harry Belafonte on the
Tonight Show and have co-star
red with Sammy Davis, Jr. and
Ray Charles.
Taylor did say that not all of
the school’s graduates were
taking advantage of the facilities
of his office in seeking employ
ment. “Actually only a little
more than half of our candidates
for graduation are making use
of our office,” said Taylor.
“ This does not necessarily
mean that students not using
our office will be without jobs,
as many of them may have al
ready found jobs on their own.
“Though I will say that stu
dents are being interviewed dai
ly by industry and business right
on the campus by visiting repre
sentatives and they are getting
results.” Taylor said industry,
business and educational system
representatives from North
Carolina, South Carolina and
Virginia had made recent visits
to the campus here.
tion is as follows: On March
30th Fagg Nowlan, incumbent
president of the SGA, called
for general elections.
Nominations were to be sub
mitted to the student affairs
office during the week from
March 29 through April 6. One
hundred student signatures were
required, to be submitted before
noon on the 6th. Only one pe
tition was received for each
office except that of Chief Jus
tice, which met the necessary
qualifications and time limit.
Campaign speeches bythe six
nominees were delivered at a
scheduled assembly on Aprils.
Approximately 150 students at
Elections were held on April
14-15 in the CID. building. Ap
proximately 50% of the resi
dent student body, 653, cast
votes. This was the largest
number in recent Gardner-
Webb history.
Requiem Set
For May 4th
By GW Chorus
German Requiem, composed by
Johannes Brahms, will be per
formed by the Gardner-Webb
College Chorus, at the Boiling
Springs Baptist Church, Tues
day night. May 4th at 8 o’clock.
Dr. Phil D. Perrin will be
the conductor and Larry Miller,
minister of music. First United
Methodist Church, Forest City,
will be the guest organist. Ro
bert Decker, of the Gardner-
Webb College department of
music will be the baritone and
Susan Wilson will be the so
The program will be presen
ted under the sponsorship of
the Department of Fine Arts of
Gardner - Webb , Dr. George
R. Cribb, chairman.
270 Will Pick
Up First Four
Year Diploma
Gardner-Webb College has
270 candidates for graduation
exercises set for Sunday, May
16th. This will be the first
graduating class for the school
since it became a four year sen-
The commencement speaker
will be Dr. William C. Archie,
Executive Director, Mary
Reynolds Babcock Foundation,
Winston-Salem. Dr. Archie
is a graduate of Davidson Co
llege, Wake Forest and recei
ved his doctorate degree from
Princeton University.
The baccalaureate speaker
will be Dr. Nathan Brooks, Jr.
Director of the Church Pro
grams Division, Baptist State
Convention of North Carolina.
Dr. Brooks is a graduate of
Wake Forest and received his
seminary training at Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Ky.
A Gardner-Webb College
professor, Dr. Betty S. Cox,
Is the author of a book which
will soon be off the presses and
available for distribution.
Dr. Cox is chairman of the
English Department at the co
llege. The book is entitled
Cruces of Beowulf and is being
published by Mouton Publishers
of the Hague and Paris. It
is Volume 60 in the series
Studies in English Literature.
The book discusses the ma
jor controversial passages of
the poem, which was written
about 730 A.D. by an anony
mous author. Dr. Cox explai
ned that until recent decades
the poem’s references were
assumed to be entirely mytho
logical but that the twentieth
century has come largely to
regard it as “ a Christian
poem by a Christian poet ad
dressed to a Christian au
dience.” This new approach
has resulted in much investi-
Six Gardner-Webb College at
hletes have been chosen to ap
pear in the 1971 edition of OUT
Selected are: Lee Thompson
Mableton, Ga.; Tommy Way,
Augusta, Ga.; Jack McGill,
Florence, Ky.; Ray Hannon,
Greer, S.C.; Ken Reid, Char
lotte; and Joe Brown Salisbury.
Announcement of their sel
ection was made by the Board
of Advisors of OUTSTANDING
AMERICA, an annual awards
volume published to honor Am
erica’s finest college athletes.
Coaches a nd athletic dir
ectors from individual colleges
and universities across the na
tion nominated the winning ath
letes on the basis of their dis-
gation into Christian writings
to illuminate controversial por
tions of the poem.
Interest in the poem has nev
er flagged since the discovery
of the manuscript, said Dr. Cox,
and more has been wriicen on
it than on any other single li
terary work. Part of this
appeal is due to wide geogra
phical and cultural interest .
The episodes, language, and
history of Beowulf relate to
three cultures, the Teutonic,
Scandinavian, and English, and
therefore the poem has been a
favorite object of study for both
Europe and America. France
has been particularly active
in scholarship.
A ship dug up off the coast
of Sutton Hoo in England in
1939, considered one of the ma
jor archaeological discoveries
of this century, revealed trea
sures strikingly similar to
items described in the opening
lines of Beowulf, Dr. Cox
played abilities, not only in
athletics but also in commu
nity service and campus acti
Other criteria for those se
lected for OUTSTANDING
AMERICA included strength of
character, leadership both on
and off the playing field, and
According to the late Coach
Vince Lombardi, those chosen
as Outstanding College Athletes
distinguish themselves because
necessary traits for leadership
have been learned on the play
ing field.
These traits, Lombardi said,
are “sacrifice, self-denial,
love, fearlessness, humility,
and the perfectly disciplined
Six GW Students Named
Outstanding Athletes

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