North Carolina Newspapers

    the lance
Volume 15, Number 1
ST. ABREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C.
Thursday, Sq)tember 4,1975
Perkinson To Address
Convocation
In his first major address to
the college community as a
whole, St. Andrews president
Alvin “Bun” Perkinson will be
the speaker at tonight’s Fall
Convocatiwi, to be held at 7
p.m. on DeTamble Terrace.
The convocation itself
marks the formal presen
tation of the Class of 1979 to
the college as they take part in
a procession of the faculty
across the causewalk to the
Terrace led by bearers of the
banners of the college and a
bagpiper. The freshmen wiU
assemble at the bridge across
the lake near Wilmington Hall
at 6:30 p.m.; the convocation
proceedings will begin at 7
p.m.
The theme of the president’s
address will deal with the con
cept of “potential”-the poten
tial of the college, its faculty
and students in rising to face
its problems as well as the
challenges it will face beyond
tiie foreseeable future. While
there will be references to
specific aspects of the
college’s operation and future
development, the address will
not, as has been widely
suggested, be a “state of the
college” speech in which con
crete proposals and plans are
laid out.
The convocation also marks
the end of the week-long orien
tation of 147 new and transfer
students. The weeks events in
cluded a picnic at the
president’s home on Main
Street, meeting with faculty
advisors, class selection and
registration, and settling into
new quarters. Terry Clark,
chairman of the orientation
committee, said the week
went very well, marred
only by rains that forced Mon
day’s picnic and bluegrass
music program indoors.
Classes began today and are
expected to be in full swing by
the beginning of the coming
week.
Damage Charge
Explained
A cause of considerable con
sternation among parents of
Saint Andrews students this
summer was a $50.00 charge
followed by the phrase
“DAMAGE D.” Taking the
“D” for “Done,” they>egian
asking their siblings just what
was going on.
Until this week no one really
knew. Responding to a query
by THE LANCE, though,
college President Bun Perkin
son said the fee was a damage
Bushardt Adds New
Approach T o Business
deposit to cover any damages
^done during their stay.
Perkinson likened the charge
to the deposits required by
most apartment managers,
and said that it would be
refunded, either in ful or less
the cost (rf damage done, when
each student leaves the
college.
The president said that
early this summer he had
okayed a draft of a notice con
cerning the fee which was to
be sent out and had assumed
that it had been until
questioned by THE LANCE.
He said a notice would be sent
out soon to explain the charge.
Noted French translator Wallace Fowlie will be on the
campus of St. Andrews Friday night to do a reading of works by
the poets Jean Cocteau and Ai^ur Rimbaud.
Fowlie, whose translations of the two poets are considered the
definitive works in their field, is Professor of French at Duke
University. He is the author of a number of articles and books,
the latest of which is “The Letters of Henry Miller and Wallace
Fowlie,” published this summer by Grove Press.
Fowlie’sappearance will be at 7:30 p.m., in the main lounge of
the Student Union on the St. Andrews campus. The public is
invited to attend.
Among the new staff mem
bers at St. Andrews this year
is Stephen C. Bushardt, who
joins the Business Ad
ministration Program as an
instructor.
A resident of Clio, South
Carolina, Bushardt received
Ws B.S. and M.B.A. degrees
from the University of South
Carolina and has taught at
Midlands Community College.
He has also worked with
Emerson Electric Company in
the field of production
management, an experience
Brr! Refriger
fetors OnWay
Student Association
Treasurer Rob Howard,
®*i^ong whose duties is the
leasing of refrigerators to
students, has announced he
^ have his stock on display
in front of the College Union
from 4 to 5 pm tomorrow and
Monday
Rental t a year costs $25;
for one te-a, $15. A $5 deposit
is required under both
arrangements. A number of
other units, Howard says, will
be for sale at varying prices.
that greatly influenced his
theory that there is a real need
for a more “realistic” ap
proach to teaching business.
“You’ve got to draw on the
real world.... go with the case
method and not with theory.
The average guy in the plant is
practicing good management
principles and techniques;
he just doesn’t know them as
such. The beauty of a
pragmatic business education
is that you can acquire
knowledge in four years that
took others thirty years to
acquire.”
Bushardt is also decidedly
in favor of opening the
business world to women.
“Some advances have been
made in areas such as
marketing, accounting and
banking .... but production
management is still ex
clusively male.”
In addition to the teaching
duties, Bushardt will P^-
ticipate in the college s in
ternship program, which
places students in local
businesses to give them ex
perience in “the real world.
Additionally, he win join the
Laurinburg Small Business
Institute, a pool of
businessmen and educators
who assist the Small Busmess
Administration in aiding local
business establishments.
Admissions Office
Undergoes Changes
Responding to President
Bun Perkinson’s placing of
higher enrollment as his first
priority, the college ad
missions office has made a
number of significant changes
in its personnel and
operations procedures.
Succeeding admissions
director Jean Rayburn, who
left St. Andrews for a post at
the University of Virgiraa, is
Dudley Crawford. A native of
Canton, Mississippi, Orawford
received his B.A. from
Millsaps College and his M.
Div. from Union Theological
Seminary in Richmond,
Virginia. He has served chur
ches in Aberdeen, North
Carolina and Meridian ,
Mississippi, is married and
has two diildren.
Hred as assistant Directors
of Admissions are Lyne S.
Gamble, Jr. and Jeannette
McKinnon. Gamble, a native
of Greenville, Mississippi,
was graduatedfrom Millsaps
CoUege with a major in
history. McKinnon hails from
Rowland, North CaroUna and
worked in Atlanta as an in
terior designer and art
teacher. She received her B.S.
from East Carolina Univer
sity.
Returning staff members
are Mrs. Elaine Liles, who
served as Acting Director this
summer, and Mac McMillan
who has succeeded Charles
Parrish as Financial Aid of
ficer in a combinatirai of the
two departments. McMillan
will continue as an ad
missions officer oti a part
time basis, while the others
will wwk “districts” mapped
out this summer by con
sultant JcAin Christmas,
Director of Admissions at
Millsaps College.
Christmas was retained by
President Perkinson this sum
mer to review the college’s
admissions program and
produce a report based upon
his findings and the recom
mendations of the Recruit
ment Advisory Comnndttee, a
group of faculty, trustees,
alumni, and students who met
twice (XI the college campus.
Among the members of the
committee were trustees
James Morgan and Ed
Pickard, Drs. George Melton,
Carl Grffert, Carl Bennett,
John Clausz and Donald Bar
nes, Deans Victor Arnold and
Malcdm Doubles, Develop
ment head Bruce Frye, writer
in Residence Ron Bayes
Librarian Betty Holmes, for
mer student body president
Phil Bradley, and LANCE
editor Lin Thompson.
The thirty-page Christmas
report, the “Bible” erf the new
admissions operation, found
the declining enrollment in
the college to be due to two
factors - attrition and new
student input. Attrition, it
noted, must be dealt with in
ternally and, ifnot soon
radically reduced wiU negate
any gains in the new student
input.
In studying the new student
aspect of St. Andrews’ dif
ficulties, Christmas found
that 60% of the college’s
students in recent years have
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