North Carolina Newspapers

A Weekly Journal of News and Events At St. Andrews Presbyterian College
VOLUME 18 No. 1
Laurinburg, North Carolina
September 14,1978
CHOICE, Performing This Weekend
Trust Trustees Retreat Seen
As Fruitful^ Enlightening Experience
On August 18th and 19th, the
second biennial St. Andrews
Trustees Retreat at Pine
Needles Lodge and Country
Qub in Southern Pines was
held. Faculty, Ad
ministration, Staff, Trustees
and former Trustees, and
their spouses were invited to
attend. In addition, several
students who worked on the
college long range planning
committees were invited, but.
only two of them were able to
make it-Tom Byrum and
•Cheryl Shapiro.
The first item on the agenda
was a panel discussion,
speaking on various aspects
of the future of small, private,
church-related liberal arts
colleges. Bob Jansen, the
General secretary of the
Synod of North Carolina,
spoke on the relationship
between the church and St.
Andrews and the commitment
of each to one another. The
second panelist, Jim Oliver,
spoke about the future of
private colleges in North
Carolina, especially their role
and responsibilities regarding
quality higher education and
their problems considering
the enrollment slump of the
late seventies and early
eighties. Mr. Oliver is the
project director of the North
Carolina Association of In
dependent College and
Universities. The third
panelist was Bob Sailstad,
who is the director of
Educational Affairs and
(Continued on page 2
By Robert L. McWhorter,
Concert Committee Chairman
Craig K. Withrow,
C.U.B. President
In the past several years
there has been a growing
number of complaints about
the entertainment that has
been provided within the St.
Andrews College community.
The city of Laurinburg also
voiced its opinion this sum
mer in the local newspaper.
The Laurinburg Exchange,
with an article entitled,
‘Nothing to do in Laurinburg.’
The complaints have been
heard. Since last spring and
throughout the summer we
have been fortunate to have
received overwhelming
cooperation from the ad
ministration, particularly
from Student Life personnel, ,
the members of whom are *
Dean Robert Claytor, Cathy
Benzaquin, and Ron Diment.
They liave shown great in
terest in the entertainment
situation and have provided
advice and constructive
criticism that has been of
tivities for this year. We have
also had the support of the
Physical Education Depart
ment and a great deal of help
from the maintenance. The
city of Laurinburg has also
given us a tremendous
amount of support. Over
twenty businesses have
allowed advertisement for the
upcoming Choice concert and
are willing to cooperate with
St. Andrews in the future.
Without this cooperation some
new ideas could not be at
Why is this important? It’s
important because the ad
ministration and Laurinburg
are supporting entertainment
efforts for you, the student
body, and the local com
munity. Their motivation and
positive attitude has been the
key. We now need your input
and support. If we are not
able to obtain your support, a
great deal of work towards
your behalf will go down the
drain, not only now, but in the
future. There would also be
the possibility of the
development of apathy within
the administration.
Highland Players Plan Big Season
Dean Crossley
Comments On Orientation
Orientation ended this past
week with drizzling and damp
weather and a disappointing
turnout at the two final
events: Convocation and
Dinner at Bun’s. The dinner
was marked by the fact that
more upperclassmen and
faculty apparently showed up
than new students. The
President was philosophic
about the whole thing,
remarking that alot of folks
missed out on a lot of good pig
and an interesting evening.
Dean of the College Ronald
Crossley was reportedly far
more disturbed by the
meagre student attendance at
(Continued on Page 8)
The 1978-79 season of the
Highland Players is already
underway. Auditions were
held this past Monday and
Tuesday for the musical
“Man of La Mancha” which
will open on Oct. 20. Under
the direction of Brad Ford,
this show promises to be an
exciting opening production.
The Dale Wasserman script
centers on Cervantes’ im
prisonment in a dungeon in
Seville as he awaits his trial
by the Inquisition for an of
fense against the Church. He
is arraigned by a Kangaroo
Court composed of his fellow
prisoners who are intent upon
relieving him of his meager
possessions. Aside from his
trunk of clothing, he has only
an unfinished manuscript of a
novel called “Don Quixote.”
For his defense in this mock
trial, Cervantes proposes to
act out portions of his
manuscript. He transforms
himself into Don Quixote, his
manservant into Sancho
Panza, and he imaginatively
By John Courtney
transports the trollops,
throats and thieves to
planes of La Mancha.
In staging the play. Ford
plans on emphasizing Cer
vantes’ flights of fantasy by
using a realistic prison setting
as the basic set and then
employing bits and pieces of
that in the Quixote scenes.
This will serve to visually
strengthen some of the un
derlying concepts of the play
concerning the relationship of
imagination and reality.
The main thrust of the
Highland Players this season
is to make it new. New
ventures in techniques of
staging, new approaches to
old scripts and the use of new
plays are being planned. In
keeping with this objective
the second play of the season
will be a new adaptation of
Sophocles’ “Oedipus the
King” (Nov. 17-19). Arthur
McDonald, who is adapting
the show as well as directing
it, plans on staging this new
version of “Oedipus” not as
an ancient Greek play but as
a myth-a myth of the year
3000 A.D. Originally the play
was concerned with the
causes and remedies of a
plague which had beset the
city of Thebes in the form of
impotence and sterility.
McDonald hopes to remain
true to the intention of the
original but to reinterpret the
text in order to consider the
possible sterility of a future
The production will provide
a framework of freedom in
which the actors can explore
their roles and should provide
a good deal of exciting work
for the technical crews.
Because of the futuristic
setting, the play will use a lot
of mylar, metaUics, elec
tronic music and lasar
The third production of the
season (Mar. 16-18), also
directed by McDonald, is
Oscar Wilde’s “The Im
portance of Being Earnest. ”
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—Water CWB Meeting: Belk Center, Main Lounge, 6:30 P.M.
4-H Organizational Meeting: Meditation Room, 7 P.M.
—Poetry Forum: Patricia Ewing, Granville Lounge, 7 P.M.
-Soccer; Pembroke State Invitatinal
—Sphinks - Ali Fight
-Soccer: Pembroke State Invitational
—Concert Committee Presents: “Choice”, 9 P.M. - 1 A.M.,
Harris Courts, PE Bdg., Admission at the door: Student - $3.50,
Other - $4.00.
—CUB Movie: “Culpepper Cattle Company”, 7 P.M., Farrago
—SNCAE: Opening Year Picnic, 6 P.M.
—Soccer At Belmont-Abbey College
—Worship Service: Chapel Isle, 6:15 P.M.

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