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Gardner-Webb College—Home of tke Bulldogs
Registration and orientation proves to be quite an experience for ail
Dr. Craig Ratliff
To Lead Revival
Welcome To Class Of 76
“One Way” has been selected as
the theme for the fall revival to
be held SepteruJjer 11-15. Rev. L.
Craig Ratliff of Amarillo, Texas
will be leading the revival serv
Dr. Ratliff is a graduate of
Baylor University aad received his
Bachelor of Divinity and Doctor
of Theology from Southern Sem
inary. He has written regularly
for The Student magazine and has
served on the faculty at Ridge
crest and Glorieta Assemblies. Also
he has written a layman’s intro
duction to' theology entitled Be
cause We Believe, which was pub
lished in 1970.
Mr. Ronald Wells, Minister of
Music at the First Baptist Church
in Spartanburg will be coordinat
ing the music for the week. Work
ing with him will be Mr. Bob
Decker who is organizing a revival
combo and a student choir, and
Teresa Chandler, who will be
the accompanist.
The fall revival is being fi
nanced by Staley Distinguished
Christian Scholars Lecture Pro
gram which has sponsored pre
vious revivals and religious em
phasis’ weeks on campus.
The spring religious emphasis
week will be in the form of a
Religious Festival of Art. Religi
ous art, drama, and music will all
be a part of the festival.
Dr. Philip Landgrave, a com
poser and professor at Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary will
be on campus to lead the music
throughout the festival.
The musical “Celebrate Life”
will be presented by the Student
Volunteer Choir and the choral
work “The Church” will be pre
sented by the Ensemble. Also a
new musical written especially by
Dr. Landgrave may be performed
by the College Chorus.
Paintings and sculpture will be
exhibited on campus and there
will be a touring exhibit by Corita
Kent in the library.
The fall revival and the spring
religious emphasis week are an
nual events on campus.
The 1972-73 editor of the AN
CHOR is John Fowler, a senior
from CoVpens, South Carolina.
His assistant editor is Bud
Thomas, a rising sophomore.
Fowler and Thomas attended a
yearbook worshop at Furman Uni
versity July 25-29. This workshop
included seminars on type-setting,
photography, and general layout of
the yearbook. Sponsored by Keys
Printing Company who publishes
the ANCHOR, the workshop was
attended by high schools and col
leges located in Georgia, Tennes-
Enrollment mounted to over
1500 as students registered during
the week of August 21-25. The
class of ’76 is one of the largest
freshmen classes in college history
with approximately five hundred
As the freshmen enrollment in^
“I know what I want. I have a
goal, an opinion. 1 have a Re
ligion and love. Let me be myself
and 1 am satisfied. I have inward
strength and plenty of courage. If
God lets me live, I shall not re
main insignificient. I shall work
in the World and for mankind.”
With this challenge taken from
The Diary of Anne Frank, SGA
President Steve Riddle began the
third annual Student Leadership
Conference held August 18-19 in
the Charles 1. Dover Campus
Center. There were approximately
150 students participating in the
The weekend conference was
planned to better inform students
concerning external and internal .
campus activities. Joining the stu
dents were twenty administrative
and faculty personnel who will be
see. North Carolina, and South
Fowler stated that he hoped the
ANCHOR would reflect student
ideas and interests. A new feature
is being added to the yearbook.
Miss Anchor. She must be a sen
ior woman who will be selected
on the criteria of poise, school
spirit, scholastic achievement, and
The yearbook will be a larger
publication than in past years. The
yearbook is financed through the
office of publication and outside
contributors. There are twenty-
two students on this year’s staff.
creased so did the registration of
female students. The addition of
over 200 female students decreas
ed the previous ratio of men to
women from 3 to 1 to 1.85 to 1.
In an interview wtih Mr. Ray
mond Davis, Gardner-Webb Col
lege recruiter, he commented on
working with the SGA and stu
dents throughout the year.
Presiding over the conference
was Steve Riddle. He introduced
this year’s ultimate goals for the
SGA - the 3 C’s - "Contact, Co
operate, Communicate.
The agenda for the Friday night
dinner meeting included a presen
tation on orientation and registra
tion, by Mr. Bill Briggs. Also Dr.
Eugene Poston presented a few
opening remarks at the dinner.
During the Saturday session,
discussions were under the head
ings of Trustees and Administra
tion, SGA and You, Academics at
Gardner-Webb, and The Campus
Environment. Some topics which
were considered include residence
hall life, guidance and counseling,
publications, religious activities,
alumni, business life, campus se
curity, and graduation.
the increase of female students.
“More women are recognizing
that Gardner-Webb College is
able to meet their educational,
social and spiritual needs. I feel
the present trend of more female
applicants will continue. They see
that our campus atmosphere is
more conducive to the life style
they are seeking. While the col
lege exposes its students to the
realities of life it is offering a
more pleasant social, cultural and
educational environment than is
foun dat some other colleges.”
A positive attitude towards Ae
year’s activities prevailed through
out orientation for freshmen as
they were exposed to the various
areas of campus life. A worship
service for freshmen and their
parents began the week’s activi
ties. The service, led by Dr. Eu
gene Poston emphasized the spir
itual aspect of the college pro
gram. Parent orientation, a SGA
reception, academic orientation,
SGA orientation, intramurals, stu
dent activities and religious life
on campus were introduced to
the freshmen during the week.
Festive evenings included a talent
show, a luau accompanied by
Hawaiian dancers, a “Wit and
Humor Hour” by professors, “Be
ing a Bulldog, the movie, “A
Walk in the Spring Rain” and
two week-end concerts.
Seventy-nine Gardner-Webb students graduated August 12 in Hamrick
Weekend Conference
Launches New Year

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