North Carolina Newspapers

    THE LANCE
^ Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian College
VOL. 14 NO. 2
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N.C THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974
Student Government
To Be More Responsive
A more responsive attitude
towards students needs will be
the dominant theme of the
student government this year
at St. Andrews, according to
Student Association president,
Phil Bradley. In an interview
this week, Bradley stressed
the need for a closer working
relationship between students
and the student government.
One of the ways of ac
complishing this would be by
keeping the students more in
formed about the activties of
the student government, so
that there would be a more
diverse imput of student
opinions.
Bradley stated that one of
his immediate objectives was
a centralizing of student gov
ernment money. He felt that
in the past money was not as
wisely spent as it might have
been if it were appropriate in
a more controlled fashion.
Bradley thinks that a cen
tralization of student govern
ment money will allow for
Orientation Based on SAS
This year’s freshman orien
tation revolved mainly around
the St. Andrews Studies
program. The emphasis was
on academic goals and in
teraction between students
and faculty. Previous orien
tations have dealt largely with
social survial on campus; this
year’s freshmen were con
fronted with such questions
as, “What is a liberal arts
education and why have you
chosen to pursue one?”
All was not academia,
however. TTie new students
spent one entire morning get
ting together groups of people
with widely divergent ideas
^ch were to be the basis of
S. A. S. tutorial groups. They
also had opportunities to meet
their professors (or
facilitators) in settings rang
ing from the classroom to the
professors’ homes.
The general feeling among
both new students and group
leaders was that the orien
tation program had been well
organized and was quite ef
fective. Ttie original plan for
choosing tutorial groups
seems to have failed as far as
the final make-i^) of the
groups, but the exercise was
found to be very helpful in
acquainting the students with
each other and helped people
to realize that it is acceptable,
even desirable to be different.
The main idea of the orien
tation program was not to
provide definitive answers to
any questions, but rather to
start the new students
thinking, looking for their own
answers. Students were
brought together with their
fellow students and with their
professors in an effort to
establish understandings and
relationships that could
provide a framework of the
rest of the year.
more creative and worthwhile
activities by the various
student organizations.
The days of the huge beer
blasts that are free to students
are over at St. Andrews,
Bradley says. He feels that if
students are willing to pay a
nominal fee for parties and
concerts then not only would
the student government save
money but the recreational ac
tivities would be greatly im
proved. Indicitive of this is the
rock group Grinder’s Switch,
who have toured with the
Allman Brothers Band, Qiat
will be giving a concert in the
gym later this fall. Tickets
will be somewhere around two
or three doUars - but Bradley
feels this will allow for the
College Uniai Board to save
its money and be able to have
more p^ies and concerts
with high-quality groups.
In conclusion, Bradley
praised the new Dean of
Students, Malcobn Doubles,
as being open and candid with
students. He stated that the
high table dinners in the
dorms were a good way of
getting to know students and
hear their opinirais m the
collie.
A BREATH OF SCOTTISH AIR blew into Laurinburg on
Monday.night. Fiona Walkingtai, a junior at St. Andrews in
Fife, Scotland, arrived to visit friends from this summer. Fiona
met Deedee Montogmery, Nancy Wall and Bill Bass at Camp
Grier in he mountains of North Carolina, where all three were
working as camp counselors. Fiona has been attending several
classes, with particular interest in the religion department
since her major is Theology; however, she has been to French
and English classes. Fiona also shared her talents with toe
Folk Dancing class teaching them several traditional Scottish
dances. Fiona will take back to Scotland fond memories of her
sister school. We are pleased Fiona could visit our community
and hope she will return with many of her friends.
Festival Plans Innovations
On Saturday, October 19, St.
Andrews will host a Mother
Earth Festival. The plans for
this all day event prove to
make it one of the many in
novative events scheduled
this fall.
The main purpose of the
Mother Earth Festival is to
get as many campus func-
TecichiTis~A.vt is a Didlogus
/
ms.
A NEWLY ACQUIRED LETTER press is Bob Tauber’s mo^
recent interest. He plans to use his press, curren y
Art room facilities, to print chapbooks
ficticn. Bob is also offering a course this wm er
ting, and is currently giving a GIS of the sa
Bob Tauber is the new
professor of Art at St. An
drews this semester. Coimng
here from Ohio State Univer
sity, he professes some
unique ideas concerning art
and teaching.
His philosophy of art grows
out of the teaching situation,
for art is a dialogue, like
teaching. An artist tries to
“inflesh” a spiritual and
imaginative center beyond
himself and to becorne
something that he isn t,
something larger than him
self As he embodies it, he
creates it. A teacher tries to
help students move beyond
themselves in the same way.
In this respect, art, and
teaching are similar. Rather
than merely teach art, he
would prefer to involve his
students in an active par-
ticipantion in the art dialogue,
which he feels is intimate
with life and with the teachmg
experience.
Although a lot of artists do
not make good teachers
(usually because of their
goals as artists, which keep
ftem too self-absorbed) Mr.
Tauber feels contident that
he belongs in teaching and
that he could not survive as
merely an artist.
Most important to one’s
education, he believes, is the
learning of foreign languages,
which offers vast experience
and insights (books, people,
places, cultures) that one
would not have otherwise.
In speaking about the
character of an artist, Mr.
Tauber expressed that it is
necessary to not only have a
strong intellect and
imagination, but the ability to
feel deeply as well.
He encourages his students
to delve into new things
without being intimidated by
unknown frontiers and to try
to express their innermost
selves freely, remembering
that “only dumb people don’t
have doubts.”
At St. Andrews he is ex
pecting many creative years
and hopes his influence will
be productive. Finding a high
intellectual capability here,
he admires both the students
and the faculty.
tions and activities involved
as possible. Every aspect of
the St. Andrews community
will be expected to contribute
in one way or another. Whit
ney Jones, one of the people
involved in the F estival states
that, “The Mother Earth Fair
is intended to stimulate a
response from people in and
around the St. Andrews com
munity. We’re alredy getting
many positive responses
before the event has taken
place.”
As part of the celebration of
the back to the land
philosophy represented by the
Mother Earth Festival, it will
feature many activities
dealing with this cultural ex
perience. Three major com
mittees have been set up to
plan the events. Beth Lyon
will head the committee that
will organize a crafts fair that
will feature craftsman from
through out the South. Tom
Hay and Brooks Godwin will
be in charge of the other two
committees. The Play Ground
Committee will be involved
with the ecological aspects of
the campus. And there will be
demonstrations of wind and
solar energy. A green house
project will be one of the
major events of the fair. The
project is to build a green
house to operate solely on
solar energy. Brooks believes
that the slim possibility of this
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