North Carolina Newspapers

A Weekly Journal of News and Events At St, Andrews Presbyterian College
1961 - Fifteenth Anniversary Year - 1976 ff
literary Happenings Occurring
Faculty Redistribution
Wnter Term promises to be
an active time on campus for
literary4Tiinded individuals.
Poet-in-Residence for the en
tire month will be Joel Op-
penheimer, who paid a visit
here last year. He will give a
reading of his work on Jan. 6.
January 10-20 Susan Kai-
flicott, who publishes under
the name Susan Shelby, will
be here. Her works have been
published widely in smaller
literary magazines, including
the St. Andrews Review.
On January 13 she and SA
graduate Beth Rambo will
give their own reading. Botti
During Winter Term Planned To Balance
Academic Programs
Shelby and Oppenheimer will
be available to talk with
student wirters by ap
January 20 Charlotte’s Julie
Suke will read her poetry and
short stories along with Maria
Ingram. Novelist Reynolds
Price, whose latest novel
“Surface of the Earth” was
nominated for a Pulitzer will
read on Jan. 26. Price is
writer-in-residence at Duke
All the readings will be in
dormitory lounges, whidi are
yet to be chosen.
January 27 Ron Bayes’T. S.
The keg proved to be the real all-star when the intramural
all-stars took on the varsity soccer team on November 20. A
good-sized crowd turned out to see the varsity win 8-0. All-Star
coach Donald McKenzie felt his team consistantly outplayed
the varsity but lost because of Iheir poor conditioning. He says
his team will be ready to play if the varsity agrees to a
rematch in the spring. (Photo by LANCE photographer Lisa
A Review -
By Jackson Morton, Staff Writer
We live in this fast food country. Right.. Yeh, we got to stand
in line. We got to spend a lot of time just waiting around, just
standing in these god-awful lines. Right.. Yeh. Go to Mc
Donalds. You want a Big Mac. Look turkey, you got to stand in
line! You go to the drug store to buy a tube of toothpaste. Look!
You’re standing in line again.
What do you do while you’re standing there in that line? Do
you scratch your head? Do you clean your fingernails? Rub
your eyes, light a match smoke a cigarette?
I just saw a play about standing in line. People want to be fir
st. You want to be the first in line. It gets you where you’re
going faster. It just isn’t too easy to be the first in line. I mean,
you have got to keep your place there. You have got to work to
keep that first place spot. You might have a distraction. You
might move just a bit and someone might steal that first place
spot while you’re cleaning your fingernails. David Miller was
first. He’d been standing there, first in line, all night long. Bill
Allen stole his place by making him read his wallet. Then a
good football fan, a good sleazy whore and her simpy husband
come into the line. The line suddenly becomes an anomolie for
all the quick games we are forced to play in our fast food
society. You can stand in line or you can get a trick while
you’re standing in Une. Jane Schwab pulled out her bag of
tricks for all those eager men standing in that line and they all
got a goody from her, even her husband “Arnall.” They bicker
about the line, they trick each other for a better place in Une,
and Bill Allen sees Mozart, his magic mentor, there first in
line. They craze him with a “boom-boom” percussion from a
Mozart requien and steal his place in line.
The line becomes absurd. The players will do anything for
Eliot winter term class will
present Eliot’s best known
play. Murder In The
Cathedral at 8:00 p.m. in
Laurinburg’s St. David’s
Episcopal Church.
News Briefs
The College Christian Coun
cil is planning a skiing trip to
Boone, N.C. about the middle
of Winter Term. Those in
terested should remember to
bring their skiing equipment
with them to school whai they
return after Christmas
Allan Newcombe, a fresh
man from Raleigh, N.C. has
been named the new director
of Farrago. THE LANCE will
not be published during Win
ter Term. We’ll return in
February when the whole
student body will be back on
Absence Policy
At their meeting Tuesday
afternoon, the faculty amen
ded theattendance regulations
governing absences before
and after holidays by rescin
ding that part affecting stu
dents. This change in policy
will be retroactive to the be
ginning of fall term.
Dr. Stephens, the Registrar,
told THE LANCE that “th€
majority of the faculty felt
that it was difficult to enforce
this policy fairly.”
By John Patton, Editor
The Faculty Executive
Committee recently approved
a faculty redistribution
schedule for the college’s
academic programs. The
redistributions were recom
mended to aid those
p-(^rams that are presently
understaffed. An outgrowth oi
the long term study, the plan
will be revised every year by
The committee sought in its
work a faculty-student ratio
of 1/15. The projections were
made based on the projected
enrollment for that school
year. The academic
programs were reviewed, not
concerning their quality out
rather their {x-oductivity and
economics, the number of
majors and the enrollment in
each academic program. This
helped determine student
demand and need.
It was recommended that
the music faculty be reduced
from its present number of
five professors to three by the
fall of 1978. Also reduced
would be the history depart
ment, from four to three
faculty members by fall 1978.
Departments that would
receive additional faculty
members, conditional upon
scheduled enrollment in
creases, are art, theater,
biology, chemistry or math,
sociology, business ad
ministration and/or
economics, teacher
education, psychology, and
two additional areas as
needed in 1981, Departments
losing professors will be
asked to propose program
changes based on their new
capabilities. Dean Crossley
has been meeting with
History and Music majors to
discuss how the changes will
affect them.
Movie Series Cranks Up
For Spring Term
Two St. Andrews students
today announced the for
mation of a subscription
motion pcture series that
[ians to bring 35 films to St.
Andrews during Spring Term.
Stuart Swain, a senior, and
Lin Thompson, a junior, are
the organizers and directors
that first place spot. Mirrored in this line is the day-to-day
existence that our society embraces. We must push and shove
and compete to keep our place in the line.
The play was very well executed, allowing for a great deal of
movement and a freedom for each player to define his role
characteristically. The audience got a chance to become in
volved in the play because of the freedom with which it was
executed. Everyone knows what it is like to stand in line. The
value of the play lies in its ability to give the audience a chance
to view themselves as a part of the line.
It was a very funny day. David/Miller was especially good at
keeping the audience in stitches.' Bill Allen was the character
with what was definitely the most difficult role. He had to make
the other players understand the absundity of the line, all the
while trying to maintain his place in it. His acting was ex
cellent, especially when he ate the line off of the ground and
later vomited it back up. Each of the other players then grab
bed for bits of the line and created their own first place
specially designed for themselves. The play ends with each ac
tor convincing himself that he is definitely first in line, that he
has earned the place and won’t give it up. Bill Allen rushes out
in a fury confronting the other players with the absurdity of
their line. They ignore his confrontation and the play ends with
the cast glued to their own first place in Une.
John Dodds did an excellent job in directing this play. I felt
that the play was overwhelmingly inclusive; that the audience
in fact felt a part of the action. Each player knew the character
which he portrayed backwards and forwards, the play was a
lucid view into the “line” which our society has created for us.
Having seen it, we may all be a bit more “touchy” the next
time we wait for our Big Mac.
of what they call “The 6%
Cent Film Series.” The name,
they told THE LANCE, is
derived from the fact that a
Season membership for the 35
film series will cost only $2.00,
or 6% cents per movie.
The reason the series is so
inexpensive, they said, is
because the films are being
ordered through the State
Film Library, whidi charges
only the cost of return postage
as a rental fee.
“They have a lot of good
films,” Swain said, “and we
decided to try and bring them
to St. Andrews.”
Swain, who chaired the
College Union Board film
committee last year, does
most d the choosing of fUms,
the two said; Thompsai, who
was untU recently associated
with THE LANCE, is a movie
buff, too, and makes some
suggestions, but mainly con
centrates on advertising and
finances for the Series.
Memberships will be sold
beginning tomorrow during
meals outside the cafeteria
and wUl continue for several
days. The two directors ex
pressed high hopes for a good
response. “The more money
we take in,” they daid, “the
more films we can order that
have rental fees in addition to
those already planned.”
While admission to the films
wiU be free to members, non
members will be allowed in
for tai cents a film, or $3.50
for the series. “You save
money by buying in now,”
they stressed.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9-10:00 p.m. WSAP’s Album Of
The Week: Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13: 9:30 p.m. Attic Cheap Film in
SviUe lounge - “Loitl of the FUes,” from the novel by
WilUam Golding.
Fall Term Final Examinations. Cafeteria schedule during
exams: Breakfast - 7:45 - 9:15, Lunch - 12:00 - 1:00, Dinner -
5:00-6:15. Library hours: Friday-8:30-11:30, Saturday-1:00
- 5:00, Sunday - 3:00 - 11:30, Monday - 8:30 - 11:30, Tuesday -
8:30-11:30, Wednesday-8:30 - 5:00.

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