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    THE LANCE I
A Weekly Journal of News and Events At St. Andrews Presbyterian College
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1977 NUMBER 13
Sexuality Seminars Novelist Paul Metcalf Here
Provoke Thought, Ideas
By Graham Disque, Staff Writer
“If you can’t hunt you’ve
got to do something with your
piergy.”
“If the world bought real
^tate the way we obtain
women imagine the chaos.”
I
These are a few of the com-
ents at the Panel discussion
^on PhilosojAy and Theology
of Sex sponsored by the
College Christian Council
Monday night as part of their
Human Sexuality Week. The
panelists were Philosophy
professor Dr. William Alexan
der, pastor of the Laurinburg
Presbyterian Church Dr.
ug Hix, and Anthropology
fessor Ms. Martha Marks.
Martha Marks started the
cussion and dealt with
hat is characterized by sex,
preoccupation with sex, and
having a sexjial character
(Iwtency). She pointed out the
close relationship between
sex and all parts of society
J|fom culture to culture. She
Mko discussed the fact that
'P’hen animals are put in an
over-crowded environment it
changes their sexual
behavior. (Author’s note:
Could there be a similar ef
fect on man in cities?)
[Alexander discussed how
sexuality has entered
Biilosophy in the last few
years. Tlw Freudian concept
of the world being a steady
state of sexual energy and the
thought if we expend energy
in sexual energy it’s not
available for other things lead
to some interesting
discussions. He pointed out
that technology i.e. abortion,
world population, and religion
all deal with sexual attitudes.
He sees that today in this
•untry we are in a state
TOere we are our minds
®isting in a body. If we are
all minds then the biological
discrimination against
women is eliminated. He
showed the relationsip of this
theory with the ERA and the
writings of Plato.
Dr. Hix shared some
theological thought on the
subject dealing with two
themes - what is the relation
of man and woman and what
importance does sex play. He
sees that two views can be
taken on the man-woman
relationship: an adrogenous
view in which we all are part
This
Week
College Christian Council
Conference On Human Sexuality
Thurs., Feb. 17 “A Therapists View: Sex and Guilt” - Dr. Dan
Zelufl, Lake Junaluska, 7-9 p.m.
Fri.,Feb. 18 “Maleness/Femaleness” - Dr. J. Edward
Harrill - Professor Appalachian State Univer-
versity, 7-9 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 19 Wo-kshop on Sex Roles - Ed Harrill, 9-12 a.m.
man and part woman, or the
Hebrew-Christian view where
there is male dominance and
female subordination. He
stated and was later
questioned on the matter by
Dean Crossley that in the
Bible Jesus Christ exem
plified a view of equality bet
ween men and w»nen but the
rest of the Bible takes to male
dominance-female subordina
tion attitude.
The relation to other
biblical themes, such as
women being man’s mate and
interpretation of replenish the
earth brought discussion from
the audience. Dr. Dix in
dealing with the importance
of sex aUowed how sex is cer
tainly important but to the
neoplutonic view that we are
part soul and part body with
the soul being more im
portant.
Martha Marks told THE
LANCE she knows of no
society where there is
equality between men and
wranen concerning aU aspects
of the society. Dr. Alexander
says we are moving away
from a biological difference
into an equality of mind for
the good of the state.
(Author’s note: Will we be the
first society to reach
equality?, and what effects
will it have?)
Garrett Paul introduced an
interesting comment
suggesting the possibility of
taking a new look at God, Sex
and Sin. Rather than relating
today to what was written for
people along time ago maybe
we should look at where we
are now and set a base from
there.
On Tuesday Ms. Mary Lou
Brown, director of Lighthouse
held an informal discussion
on rape. Everyone that at
tended participated in the
discussion. A fev' of the
questions dealt with were:
what emotional responses we
have to rape, the question of
sex or violence being the
major factor in rape, and what
effect legal changes could
play.
Efr. W. D. White, English
professor and “Christian
Humanist” spoke last night
on “Exploring One’s
Sexuality with a Con
sideration of Homosexuality”.
He described the topic of
homosexualitv as being one of
the most explosive topics that
can be discussed. Throughout
history homosexuality has
moved from being thought of
as sin, to a pathological
sickness, to being declared 3
years ago by the American
Psychological Society as not
being a pathological sickness.
(Continued on Page 4)
Monday And Tuesday
Novelist Paul Metcalf arrives at St. Andrews next Monday for
a two-day lecturereading stint. Metcalf will read from his works
on Monday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. in Granville Lounge. On
Tuesday evening at 6:30 the novelist will deliver a lecture on the
fiction of Herman Melville in the President’s Dining Room of the
Student Union. Sponsored by the English Program and the
Special Events Committee, both events are free and the public is
invited to attend.
Author of five published novels, Metcalf has achieved
recognition for the experimental quality of his work which blen
ds fragments from actual historical documents, from
geographical and geological texts, from the works of Melville,
from anthropological reports, from American Indian
mytiiology, and from many other sources. HBs first published
work was WILL WEST, written while Metcalf was living in Nor
th Carolina not far from Blade Mountain College where his long
friendship with poets Charles Olson and Jonathan Williams
began. Metcalfs second book, GENOA, blends Uiree themes:
the life and voyages of Columbus, the life and works of Herman
MelviUe, and the lives of two contenq>orary, fictional brothers.
Upon its publication in 1966, W. H. Gass wrote, in the NEW
YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “Literature has for some time
been moving gently in “Genoa’s’ direction.” Metcalf’s latest
work, APALACHE has been haUed by the VILLAGE VOICE and
LIBRARY JOURNAL, among others, as the most interesting
small-ress fiction of the past year.
The great-grandson of Herman Melville, Paul Metcalf was
growing up vrtien Melville was rediscovered by literary critics.
As his mother was Melville’s literary executrix, the Metcalf
household was at the center of the activity which accompanied
the renewed interest in Melville. Metcalf attended Harvard,
dropping out after a year to pursue an acting career at the
Hedgerow theater, under Jasper Deeter. His interest turned to
writing, however, and after a summer studying with Conrad
Aiken, Metcalf devoted his enargeis to writing poetry and fic
tion. He lived for many years in Ninth Carolina before moving to
his present home in Chester, Massachussetts.
IBM Gift Aids Handicapped Disco^ Free
Beer
Saturday
A gift of $32,000 from the IBM Corporatim will enable St.
Andrews to add a career counselor for handicapped students to
its staff, says J. Bruce Frye, Vice President for E>evelopment, in
announcing thi^gift.
“This is the first gift in a campaign we will soon launch to
permanently fund St Andrews’ unique program for the
education of the handicapped,” added Fiye.
With some additiHial gifts, St. Andrews plans to accumulate
$175,000 for a project in career counseling services to the
handicapped whidi will result in a model for use by college
pl?^f»PTnpnt officers and personnel officers in business and a
industry.
The counselor will work with handicapped students on the
campus, and with prospective enq>loyers to insure the best
possible match-iq> of student interest and abilities with career
possibilities.
Frye added that the larger fund raising program, still in
planning stages, will seek $2,000,000 so that our handicapped
program will be pennanently funded without reliance on outside
governmental grants in Qie future. This drive has been
authorized by the college’s Board of Trustees.
The $2,000,000 goal would include $250,000 for improvements in
the total program for the handicapped, and $250,000 for
renovations of existing facilities to improve accessibility. The
remainder of $1,500,000 would be endowment to assure the
continued full operation of the program.
“All colleges soon will be required to offer equal opportunities
for handicapped students,” says Frye, “and with adequate
funding St. Andrews will continue in its leadership role among
the nations colleges and universities.”
By Steve Kunkle, Staff Writer
TTiere will be a disco record
show this Saturday night in
the Student Union, with free
beer provided by the Schlitz
brewing company.
Schlitz will host a beer
tasting seminar beginning at
8:00, covering the different
kinds of beer and how they
are made. This seminar
should last about 20 minutes.
Tlie disco show wUl begin at
9:00 and will last until 1:00
with the two dj’s playing rock
and roll, soul, country, other
varieties of music, and
requests. Only students and
their guests will be allowed to
attend the show.
■nie College Union Board,
sponsor of the event, stresses
this important point-Schlitz
will take a head count at 8:00
and the more people there at
that time, the more free beer
there will be.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17: Women’s BasketbaU - Atlanta
Christian College, away ^ „
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Kathie DeVane & Susan Russell
Recital, Vardell Building, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18: The first 6 12 cent Film - The Big
House,” a ganster classic. Don’t miss it for the world, or a
reasonable facsimile.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Novelist Paul Metcalf reads from
his works, Granville Lounge, Bp. m.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Paul Metcalf discusses the fiction
of Herman Melville, President’s Dining Room, 5:30 p. m.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Womai’s Basketball - Pembroke
State University, at home, 7 p. m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26:
DIAC Basketball Tournament at Norfolk, Va.
    

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