North Carolina Newspapers

    Friday, May 13,19J3
U.Ga.-S.A. Start New Program
St. Andrews Presbyterian
College has released details of
a special academic program
agreement that it has signed
with the University of Georgia
at Athens.
Under the agreement, an
undergraduate may attend St.
Andrews for approximately
three years and the J.M. Tull
School of Accounting at the
University of Georgia for two
years, then be awarded both
the bachelor’s degree from St.
Andrews and the master’s of
accountancy from Georgia.
“There are many univer
sities and colleges considering
these three-two program, but
we are obviously two pioneers
in actually developing such a
program,” said Robert Ander
son, associate dean for
academic development at St.
Andrews. Anderson also said
that the program was unique
because it represented an
The Great St. Andrews Raft Race.
Doctors Create
Artificial Skin
A housefire downtown
sent three people to the
hospital with second and
third degree burns. One pa
tient had third degree burns
over 80 percent of his body.
Ten years ago this patient
would have almost no chance
of surviving because there
wouldn’t be enough skin to
graft to other parts of the
body. Infection would be dif
ficult to control; the person
would have to spend weeks in
bandages. Dehydration is the
second serious problem;
there is no skin to prevent
evaporation of vital body
water Sometimes the
primitive operation of graf
ting cadaver skin onto the
person is used. With all these :
techniques the person would
stand a small chance of sur
viving. But now two Boston
researchers, loannis Yannas
and John Burke have design
ed a suprirsingly effective
burn treatment.
An artificial skin is (sewn)
into the wound of a burned
patch of skin. In a few days
cells from the underlying
wound tissues invade the ar
tificial membrane and a new
dermis (skin layer) is grown.
After twenty days the upper
artificial half of the skin is
just peeled off. Then a small
section of epdermis (upper
most layer of skin) is
transplanted to that spot.
This is much simpler than the
old mutilayer skin grafts.
The area from which the
agreement made between a
public university and a
private college.
For St. Andrews, a four-
year liberal arts college in
rural North Carolina, it is the
second academic program
agreement to be signed. The
school also has established a
three-two tract in engineering
at Georgia Tech. Both are be-
ing called major
achievements in the academic
development of the college.
“The J.H. Tull School of Ac
counting at the University of
Georgia was rated 11th in the
nation by a poll of accounting
department chairmen at near
ly 400 colleges,” Anderson
said. “We are pleased to offer
to students enrolling at St. An
drews such an excellent op-
portiuiity to attend two fine in
' The first students will be ad
mitted to the program in the
cont. from p. 4
Warner Records spokesman jq people who
Bob Merlis, “you can see
them, so how could they be
secret attempts to brainwash
Merlis calls satanic
backward masking “a bogus
science,” adding the
crusades haven’t affected
record sales.
But after the Kantner-Ates
debate at Illinois State, local
record stores sold an addi
tional 2000 concert tickets.
And after Anthony’s anti
rock visit to Washington,
local record store owner Bill
Larsen says he even sold a:
few Led Zeppelin and Queen
wanted 1o hear the alleged
backward masking for
“Most of the groupds that
do bizarro-type things like
that are only doing it for pro
motion and attention
anyway,” adds Dr. Davis
Joyce, a rock ’n roll historian
at the University of Tulsa.
He believes the crusaders
are “right-wing crazies put
ting down anything that
doesn’t fit their tight little
value systems.” He calls
most of their charges “off-
i the-wall paranoid beliefs.”
epidermal skin is taken
resumes its normal ap
pearance very quickly. Then
more harvests of the epider
mal skin can be taken from
that spot again fairly quick
The artificial skin is a com
bination of an upper film of
silicon rubber and a bottom
layer of porous collagen,
(skin’s natural structural
portein); crosslinked with a
starch-like molecule taken
from animal tissue. So far
this new skin has a great
track record. Until now there
have been 35 terminally ill
patients when admitted to a
hospital and all have surviv
ed with the use of this techni
que. This process has been
patented, and MIT has licens
ed Marion Laboratories of
Kansas City, Missouri, to
study the safety of this new
method. The inventors claim
that it is also useful to regrow
diseased skin. Right now the
two doctors are well on their
way to inventing an artificial
skin that also grows an
There are many other
medical projects underway
that will change the face of
medicine forever. These are
just two examples of what is
going on in the world of
inedicine today. So the next
time you see your medical in
surance rate rise you’ll know
that it is for the new genera
tion of medical technology
now being implemented in
your local hospital.
Danny Dunn enjoys the food at Extravaganza.
Cont. from p. 6
Bob Dascombe and Wirt
Williams. The Grand Prize, a
trip to the beach, will be
awarded to Kathy Francour
for raising the most money.
Music was provided by Tony
Diaz and Joe Newell.
The amount raised from
Superdance ’83 was $1,341!!
The CCU would like to
thank everyone who par
ticipated and helped with this
very special event. Also, the
CCU expresses appreciation
to the following businessess
for their contributions:
Music Master, Brenda’s
Florist, The In-Place, The
Highland Shop, Hertiage
House Florist, The Cove,
Wendy’s, Pizza Inn,
Showtime Pizza,
McDonalds, Laurinburg
Lanes, S & H Sports, H. & S.
Sportsworld, Warren Fur
niture & Music Co., Rizks,
SAGA, CUB, College Rela
tions, WEWO Radio Sta
tion, Albemarle Hall, and
Ramada Inn/Wilmington.
Winners of the McGaw
Prizes in Science and the Arts
at St. Andrews Presbyterian
College were recently an
nounced by Thomas
Blackburn, McGaw Professor
of Chemistry at the college.
The prizes are awarded an
nually to the St. Andrews
students who excel in the art
and imaginative writing that
unites science and the arts.
First prize in the poetry
competition went to Gerald
Fields, a jimior from Den
mark, S.C., for his poem “The
Things I Saw.” Sophie Mott, a
senior from Bowling Green,
Ohio, won second place for
In visual arts, top honors
went to Laurinburg
sophomore Mark English for a
set of three pieces-in oil, in
marbleized paper and mixed
media on canvas. CleVe
Zahner, a sophomore from
Newton, took second prize in
the visual arts with “En
vironmental Piece.”
“Again this year, both
categories attracted a good
number of very fine works,
making it difficult to single out
the best among the many
beautiful entries,” Blackburn
said. “I want to thank all of
the students who worked hard
and took seriously the fun
damental unity of art and
science as ways of looking at
our world.”
Cont. from p. 3
summarizes. “This year (the
grad will get) gwo or three or
four” job offers. Last year
there might have been nine or
The high-tech grads are
consequently settling for a
little less. “Students are ac
cepting jobs earlier, even if
it’s not exactly what they
Employers, according to
the survey, also found
students more willing to
relocate than in past years.
The blip in the high-tech
hiring market isn’t enough to
convince more engineers to
go into teaching, and thus
ease the terrible teacher shor
tage and classroom over
crowding problems plaguing
virtually all engineering
“Going into teaching
means you have to put in
three-to-four years” after
getting a b.s., observes W.
Edward Lear of the
American Society for
Engineering Education.
He doesn’t believe one
year of softness in the job
market is going to convince
many grads to invest the time
in teaching. He says “nine-
to-ten percent” of the 18,W
college engineering teaching
positions in America remain

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