North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 14 NO. 22
THE LANCE
Offieial Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian College
ST■ ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. Q.
THURSDAY, MAY 15,1975
Sun Shines on
Bacchanalia Festival
Perkinson Announces
/Ji Aid Cutbacks
It would be hard t» find a
better way to spend the^ last
weekend before exams than
her on campus for Bac
chanalia, festival of fun from
Friday ni^t to Sunday noon.
The goings-ffli began on the
front deck of the College
Union as the Brice Street
Band relieved WSAP, whidi
had beai broadcasting live
from the Union all aftanoon.
There was literally dandng
in the streets as the traffic
circle filled with students who
danced, listened and drank
beer from the back of an an-
dait truck brought back from
oblivion by the college main
tenance staff.
For nearly five hours the
band, which was hired for
only $350, played songs run
ning toe gamut of current pop
and rock music with an unex
pected expertise that left
everycMie full of compliments.
“)^ere were these people
when they hired Grin-
derswitdi?” Was a common
remark.
After five or six goodnights
and an equal number of “very
last songs we’re going to play
tonight,” the band iM-ought its
performance to a dose as ap-
idause, cheers and shourts of
“more, more! ” filled the air.
Saturday morning over a hun
dred people were gathered at
the Union again for a great
Bacchanalia Relay. As teams
milled about and reviewed
their game plans and waited
for those who’d indulged a lit
tle too freely the ni^t before
to show up, tension filled the
air.
For photo coverage of the
relay race see pages three
and four.
FoUowing the relay was
lunch was held outdoors on
the lake side of the College
Union. As several hundred
students lunged about rai the
lawn or swung their feet in
the muddy waters of Lake
Moore, a group of Bac
chanalia cdelH'ants picked a
friaid, dragged him kicking
and yelling to the water’s
edge, and tossed him in.
That was just the beginning.
B^inning dowly and picking
iq) speed more and more
people .met a watery, algae
covered fate at the hands of
(Continued oi Page 7)
St. Andrews President Alvin
Perkinson said Tuesday that
the finandal aid picture had
changed radically in tiie past
few weeks.
In an interview with The
Lance, PerWnsai said that
financial aid packages had
been refigured for all 255
students receiving to and that
Irvin, Woo To Speak at
Commencement
Commencement ceremonie-
s to be held May 23 for the 148
members of the class of 1975
will feature consumer ad
vocate Lillian Woo and senior
Ben Irvin as featured
speakers. The ceremonies
will be hdd on 10 a.m., next
Friday, at the Detamble
Library Courtyard, according
to Dr. George Mdton, faculty
marshall.
Mrs. Woo, now head of the
independent Consumer In
formation Bureau in Rald^,
is a former member of the
North Carolina Milk Com
mission and the Consumer
Protection Mvision of the
North Carolina Attorney
General’s Office.
Ben Irvin, a senior biology
and diemistry major from
Elizabeth CQty, NC. was
chosen to be the senior
speaker by the members of
his dass. He was recently
awarded third prize at the
North Carolina Collegiate
Academy of Sdence Neeting
for his research paper on
“Using Cerenkov Spectrosopy
To Determine Isotrophic
Strontium Ratios in Mix
tures.”
Over a period of several
days prior to the com
mencement, at whidi 138
BachelOT of Arts and 10
Bachelor of Music degrees
will be conferred, each
divisicm of the college wil hold
a reception in honor of its
graduates.
Cannon to Highlight Fall Readings
Fall term will see a full
schedule of creative writers
reading thdr own works for
the St. Andrews Conmiunity-
with a difference. Two of the
writers, poets Marion Cannon
and Jon^idien Fink, will
spend a week in residence at
the coUege, making them
selves available for con
ferences with SA writers for
man uscript critiques.
The tentative schedule
follows:
the charming Marian Cannon of Charlotte, Norft
will be writer-in-residence from October 6 to Oc o er >
Shown here at her 1974 appearance on campus ^
with (left to right) Kathleen Simmons, CAIRN editor J
McClelland, and Bob Haley.
Dr. Wallace Fowlie, and
“An Evenir^ with Jean Coc
teau”, Friday, September 5,7
pm., SU. Dr. Fowlie is the
primary translator of Coc
teau. A professor at Duke
University, Fowlie presented
an evening of his Rimbaud
translations last fall.
Jon^tephen Fink, Hollins
Collie, will be in residence
fr(Hn Monday, September 9
through Friday, September
12. He will give a public
■ reading in the SU at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 9.
Queens College poet Efr.
Paul Baker Newman will
read in the SU at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23.
Ron Bayes, writer-in-
residence at St. Andrews will
present some of his works in a
reading Tuesday, September
30.
Marion Cannon, who ter
minated her popular reading
last year by leading the
audience outdoors for a howl
in’’ will be in residence on the
campus from Monday, Oc
tober 6, through nooi Friday,
Odober 10 (the day fall recess
starts). Her reading will be at
the Student Union on Tuesday
"^fr^^DREWS REVIEW
editor Malcolm Doubles will
MC the annual SA Review
Awards on Thursday, Odol»r
16 at 7:30 in the Liberal Arts
Auditorium. It is antidpated
that the speakers for the event
will be the Japanese Am
bassador and Dr. Sam Ragan
fonner Secretary of Culture
for North Carolina.
“There will be some other
events of intffest and dates to
be announced,” according to
Roti Bayes, director of SA’s
writing program. “We hope
that James Tate, another Yale
Younger Poets winner, and
possibly Maxine Kumin (one
of America’s finest women
(Continued oi Page 7)
individual information could
be obtained from Financial
Aid Director Charles Parrish.
“We are keeping the
collie’s standards in deter
mining finandal aid the way
they were last year-to try and
come within $100 of a students’
need,” Perkinswi said. “Of
course, if a student’s parents
have a bonanza year and
make an extra large amount
of money this year we’ll have
to adjust the student’s aid
downward. Otherwise,
thou^, aid should remain at
about the same level it was
last year.
Perkinson said that a num
ber of National Student Defen-
seLoans had run out of federal
funding and had been tran
sferred to the administratiai
of the Collie Foundation in
Ralei^. St. Andrew, he said,
will contribute aiough to the
Foundations endowment to en
sure continued pajiment of
these aid package-probably 50
or 60 thousand dollars.
The President also said that
aid notices would be withheld
from twenty-seven students
rendir^ receipt of final grades
to see if they meet the
required 2.0 average. “We
plan to give these students the
benefit of the doubt as much
as we can this year, because
the 2.0 rule has not been very
wdl enforced. Next year we
will be aiforcing it, though
even though it may mean let
ting some students go.”
Some $100,000 in aid has beai
offered t'' incoming freshmen,
Perkinson noted, of whidi
$76,000 has been accepted.
Whatever amount remains un
committed will be offered to
other incoming freshmen.
Inside The Lance
A quick sfroll into the past - The Lance’s very first issue. Page 3.
The Great Bacchanalia Relay in pictures. Pages 4 and 5.
PIRG ends year with a whirlwind of activity. Page 6.
A “low voltage, electric evening” with John Barth, Page 7.
Sports Roundup, Page 8.
Ty Miller talks about his latest book. Page 2.
    

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