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VOL. 24. N0.1.
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
October issue
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New Horizons For St. Andrews
Photo By Nhi Phan
By Deirdre Norris
On September 7, 1985 St. An
drews Presbyterian College began
another acadenaic school year.
Returning students immediately
adapted to the recurrent process,
while freshmen and transfer
students attended various func
tions of initiation.
Coming together with SAGE
classes, settling into dormitories,
squaring away of financies and
bombardments of flyers were just
a part of the orientation weekend
that was formally concluded with
the traditional convocation. Yet
informally their were farewells.
The departure of parents opened a
threshold to a new beginning.
These fresh students, according
to the Admissions Department,
as a whole formerly held a “B”
average in high school. On the
Student Aptitude Test they ap
proximated on average of score of
990. They are now challenged to
strive for goals and adjust to
steeper lifestyles than they are ac
customed to.
Living on campus is one of the
various new realities one en
counters. Dormitory life can bear
little if any effect to some, while
others can find it either terribly
burdensome or terribly free. It is
those who practice their freedom
often that cause the obstruction
for others often on Wednesday
nights, people overlook quiet
hours and the fact that suite
mates have early classes. It is
here that rules enter. In discuss
ing lifestyles here on campus,
Dean WilUam Loftus offered this
reflection: “The rules present are
not to make life miserable but
rather to help maintain the quali
ty of life”. In addition to this
comment. College Pastor Robert
Martin stated in speaking with
“The Lance”, “We are each ac
countable for personal communal
integrity, to be of and for the com
munity.”
Students are not just challeng
ed to adapt to a new lifestyle but
a new academic curriculum as
well. St. Andrews General Educa
tion better known as SAGE is a
conspicuously new scope,
especially to transfer students.
The goal of this SAGE course is
to broaden a students perspective
and simultaneously help extend
interests and master skills that
will enable one to use their
knowledge more effectively. Each
freshman student is given the op-'
portunity to choose sa particular
SAGE course that suits his or her
interest. In speaking with various
students the majority reflect
positive feelings of their par
ticular class. Whether it be
“Supermen-n-Propaganda” (the
study of semantics) or “Within
You, Without You; Self Identity
Through Committment to Com
munity.”
Many students take this
academic challenge a step further,
even a country further. During
the winter term St. Andrews con
ducts studies abroad at Brunen-
burg Castle along with a variety
of internships and exchange pro
grams. These programs offer an
extended education of Western
cultures and offers students to ex
perience areas of future interests.
In late September each student
received a letter in their mailbox
concerning this program from
Bob Martin, director of overseas
studies.
And so the students of St. An
drews, old and new, continue to
pursue their goals, attack
challenges and adjust accordingly
to all dilemmas and situations.
Although intiations and orienta
tions have ceased for the class of
'89 as weU as preceeding classes,
rest assured the process will con
tinue again next year for the class
of ’90.
Left The Plow In The Field
By Eric English
As usual, St. Andrews has
hired another excellent professor.
Not only is Clyde Edgeton a na
tionally proclaimed “Southern”
writer (See Newsweek, September
30, 1985), but he is a source of
vitality and character that will
enhance the academic and
cultural environment of the col
lege and community. If you would
like to meet a very interesting
person just make an appointment
with Clyde and your time will be
well spent. I learned a lot about
Clyde and life during my hour:
Cly- . main interests are
®due&. , .1 and fiction. He is also
pn aQconiplich'^d banjo player >and
has been playing it “informally”
for ten years. Two weeks ago I
found Clyde Edgerton and his
wife, Susan, Dr. Norman Roggs,
and Darin Lawrence playing some
good ol* traditional foot stompin
music in the LA courtyard at
three in the afternoon. They broke
up after a good hour of music
(that will be long remembered by
all who listened) for a faculty
meeting. Why mention a faculty
meeting" Frankly, Clydes im
pressed with the sense of faculty
involvement in the governing of
St. Andrews. Mr. Edgerton is
with us today because of the lack
of faculty involvement with the
government at the college where
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