North Carolina Newspapers

    THE LANCE
[VOL. 13. NO.
Official Publication of the Student Bou% of St. Andrews Presbyterian College
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N'C THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
ushoven Addresses Convocation
The 1974-75 academic year
I at St. Andrews officially
I opened Thursday, Sept. 5, as
I convocation was held in the
I Harris Courts. About 125 St.
I Andrews freshmen followed
I the traditional St. Andrews
I bagpiper into the gym along
Iwith the St. Andrews faculty-,
[which was dressed in full
I academic regalia. The ritual
J included the official welcome
I extended to new students by
ladministratie and student
[leaders, and was highlighted
[by the major address given by
[l^fessor Neal Bushoven.
I Bushoven, 32, is chairman of
[the Politics Department at St.
lAndrews. He was educated at
iDavidsOTi College and Duke
[university. He spoke about
I the concepts of “findo^”
and ‘’keepers” in a society
as advanced by social
scientists Lionel Tiger and
Robin Fox, his own per
ceptions of those terms, the
applicability of the terms to
m^em societies, and the
fallacies in the dogma of the
keeprs.
Bushoven defined the
keepers as those who “oper
ate frcwn a core intent (rf pre
servation.” The term
“keeper” is roughly anala-
gous to the mcffe widely used
label “conservative.”
Finders, mi the other hand,
are roughly analogus to
“liberals”. Bushoven ex
plained, “They search,
reorganize, discover. They
seek to see diSermently, to
break through, or out of.” Fin-
Dr. Bushoven’s facial expressiMis obviously inforced his
intended meanings, and provided an entertaming aspect to tiie
address. The wit of his speech was reflected in his expression
I but his speech carried serious meaaing of contempory soci**^
ders are defining influences in
a societj’, while keeprs are
sustaining influences. Finders
are future oriented, while
keeprs like to retain a status
,quo whidi has worked in the
past.
“Keepers Are Essential
To All Societies -
They Are Essentially
Wrong”
Bushoven’s basic thesis was
as follows: “While keeprs are
essential to all societies at this
time and in this society they
are essentially wrong.”
He listed six fallacies of the
keeprs as seen by the finders:
1. “ITiere’s noOiing new un-
slerthesun.”
2. “You can’t change human
nature.”
3. “Let nature take its cour
se.”
4. “The earth is flat.”
5. “Conflict is bad.”
6. “Growth is good.”
.^though he had time to ex
pand on only four of these
points, Bushoven made very
clear his thesis and his own
way of thinking. He also
provided ample food for
thought and argument amcHig
students and faculty alike, in
keeping with his intentiMis to
“irritate. . . .provoke and
disturb” with his speedi.
Bushoven Says
Society Is Changeable
Bushoven rejected the
“nothing new un^r the sun”
argument, saying, “Because
something has never been
doesn’t mean it can’t be.” He
thoroughly attacked the
keeper’s tendency to view
societal forms as final and
irreplacable. He argued that a
COTitemporary evaits must be
coudied in transitory terms
because new conditions
(technological and ideological
advances) “create the poten
tial for something new under
(See ‘Society’ Page 2)
ProfessOT Bushoven highligted this years convocation with a
carismatic speech on the nature of society. As is usually the
case vrith Dr. Bushoven, enthusiastic gestures were very mudi
a part of his delivery.
Six New Faculty Join
S. A. Community
Two assistant professors
and four instructors are
joining the St. Andrews
Presbyterian College faculty
for the 1974-75 academic year,
according to an an
nouncement by Dr. Victor Ar
nold, Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Dean of
the College.
Dr. Dolores J. Dantzler will
be an assistant professor of
HUD
f! Handicapped students will
gain benefits of over 23 mil
lion dollars contracted for the
aaaptiMi of four mobile home
units to meet the needs (rf
I^ysically handicapped per
sons this year.
Designed to allow in
dependent living, the Housing
and urban Development
project will be completed by
Sept. 30. TTie government
is seperate from other
ihabilitation services, and
function is to make the mo-
e home industry aware of
need to manufacture hous-
equipped to house the
idicapp^.
Under the direction of Roger
iE»ecker, the project’s
technical supervision is under
■the direction of Prof. William
iRolland, while Alan Smythe
U handle the psychological
■ounciling needed in the
program.
The purpose of this project
is the adaption of four stan
dard mobile homes to meet
the needs of physically hM-
dicapped perswis to allow in-
dependait Uving thus demon
strating the ease with which
standard dwelling units can be
adapted to the needs of the
Dhysically handicapped; and
the evaluation of the effects of
the resulting increase in in
dependence on the residences
self-confidence.
Four standard mol^e hone
units wUl be adapted each to
accommodate a severely
physically handicapped per
son and his student aid with
the goals of eventually adap-
ting the unit to the unique
needs of the handicapped
student so that the use of the
aid will be reduced or
eliminated. The teams will oc
cupy the umts for at least one
cdl^e term, during which
time the site and the unit will
be further adapted to the
living needs of the han
dicapped occupant and his aid
to the extent that the aid is
needed.
Special concern will be
givai to emergency needs of
the handicapped, utilizing
heat and smoke detectors, and
other kinds of waring and
alarm systans, and systems
providing for quick egress. A
book of the necessary
modifications for each oc
cupant showing specifications
and costs will be conpiled. A
fifth unit will be prepared at
the end of the project whidi
will incorporate all possible
modifications to make a
maximally accessible living
unit and it will be ac
companied by a correspon
ding book of specifications.
This unit will be available for
display and publicity pur
poses. Dr. Roland will oversee
this technical aspects of the
program.
Because of the implications
wiiich increased independence
of activity have fw the han
dicapped in terms of improved
self concepts, objective and
subjective data concerning
the participants will be
gathered through the use of
the Tennessee Self-Concept
Scale and the Activities of
DaUy Living Checklist, and
through structured taped in
terviews conducted by the
project psychologist. Controls
will consist of other students
(See HUD Page 2)
education. A graduate of
Waynesburg College, she
began her work during the
summer session. A specialist
in reading and children’s
literature, she holds a Master
of Science from Hunter
College and Ed. D. from West
Virginia University. Before
joining the St. Andrews
faculty, she taught at the
Fayette campus of Pen
nsylvania State University
and at West Virginia State
College.
New assistant professor of
Frendi is Dr. William J. Lof-
tus. He received his B. A.
degree at the University of
Scranton and M. A. and Ph. D.
at Pennsylvania State Univer
sity. his prior teaching ex
perience was in French and
the humanities at Pen
nsylvania State University-
Schuylkill and at Hollins
College.
Replacing W. D. narramore,
(Ml leave this year, is Jdin Car
son as instructOT in theatre . A
graduate of Qemson, he has
just completed his Master of
Fine Arts in theatre at the
University of Georgia. Hie
son of a military family, he
received his secondary
education in Eiiglish schools
and has traveled extensively
in Western Europe.
New part-time instructor in
(See Faculty Page 2)
    

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