North Carolina Newspapers

    October 1,1987
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On Campus a.s.k. Helps
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^Student Association Report
by Julie Norem
The Senate of St Andrews
met both September 20, 1987 and
September 27,1987 at 9:30 in the Belk
The Senate is working hard on
several very important projects. First
and foremost, the Gathering Place.
The SA Bookstore will be moving to
the SGA meeting room within the next
few weeks. This will leave space for
the Gathering Place to be constructed.
The Senate is hoping that it will be
finished by the end of Fall Term. The
Gathering Place committee is chaired
by Amy Heavner with Michael Cham
pion and Michelle Venable as commit
tee members.
Within the week, the budjets
of the clubs and organizations will be
reviewed by the Budget and Special
Projects Committee. Those committee
members are John Newman, chair,
Ralph Paradiso, Mike Murray, Ginger
Egel, and Jeff Callahan.
The Residential Life commit
tee has started work on the concerns of
the residential life on campus. Chaired
by Carolyn Moore, with members being
Julie Lundquist, Glenn Garrison, John
Lenham, and Steve Hong. There are
many new and exciting projects in store
for this year.
The faculty advisor to the
Senate is Jack Ferren. Amy Heavner
was elected at President pro-tem of the
The Senate is participating in
the 100% for St. Andrews Campaign. It
encourages all of the members of the
student body to participate and support
their school.
The SAGA, Maintenance,
Commuter Student, and Burris Cabinet
committees are still in the processes of
being formed. Hopefully within the
next two weeks, they will be put in place
and will be working hard.
The Senate is here for you, the
students of St. Andrews. If you have
any ideas of things that could be done,
or if you have any complaints, please
contact your senators or stop by the
SGA offices, downstairs in the Belk
center. Only YOU can help get things
accomplished around campus.
New Press Director Plans Expansion
by Jennifer Woodward
Among the many new faces at
St. Andrews, is a man with many excit
ing credentials. He is David Rigsbee
and is the new director of the 20 year-old
St. Andrews Press. Not only is he the
director of the Press, but he is also the
new Assistant Dean of the college and
Associate Professor of Humanities.
He has brought to St. Andrews
much experience. In the past Rigsbee
has taught at Louisiana State Univer
sity, UNC-G, Hamilton College, and
Johns Hopkins University. Rigsbee is a
Morehead Scholar and a member of Phi
Beta Kappa. In 1971, while attending
UNC-CH he received a B.A. with high
est honors in English and Russian.
Later, he received his M.A. in Creative
Writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Rigsbee enjoys poetry very
much. He has already published three
books of poems, two others are in the
process for publication, and he is ciu’-
rently awaiting the publication of his
book of criticism, An
Answering Music: On the Poetry
of Carolyn Kizer. During 1982, he
served as a featured poet at the installa
tion of Sam Ragan as North Carolina’s
poet laureate. In 1984, Rigsbee was a re
cipient of a National Endowment for the
Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.
Rigsbee first learned of St.
Andrews while he was a student at
UNC-CH. He had met Ron Bayes, St.
Andrews writer-in-residence, and
would occasionally come to Lau-
rinburg to do readings at the Writers’
Forum. Bayes offered Rigsbee a three-
in-one position last spring and Rigsbee
eagerly accepted.
Rigsbee’s main goal is the St.
Andrews Press. “The goal is to increase
the press’s publications beyond the
region and lo seek a national audience.”
He hopes to accomplish this
goal by enhancing the production proc
ess and expanding the selection of
books already offered. In the near
future Rigsbee plans on including
fiction, general non-fiction, and schol
arly books.
To provide the national atten
tion that Rigsbee seeks, a group
“Friends of the St. Andrews Press”
will be created to assist in advertising.
His plans also include advertising press
selections in the New York Review of
Books, the American Poetry Review,
and the Paris Review. With this added
boost of advertising, St. Andrews Press
books could be found in good book
stores nationwide.
Rigsbee states;”The bottom
line is going to be quality in every phase
of the book’s existence and the press
from production to sales. It won’t hap
pen overnight, but it will happen incre
mentally. We want to get the message
out that the press has entered a new era
and that we will be joining the ranks of
the good university presses.”
Many current students at Sl
Andrews may wonder, “What happens
to people when they graduate from this
place?” Thanks to an innovative pro
gram begun by the alumni office, stu
dents can see how many successful and
innovative alumni of St. Andrews are
out in the working world in addition to
the vast variety of job opportunities that
are available to college graduates.
The concept of A.S.K.
(Alumni Sharing Knowledge) was for
mulated by Rob Martin, director of
alumni affairs. Keeping in mind the
stiff competition and bewildering
number of choices and decisions that
face college graduates, Martin de
signed a program that would pool
alumni recources and act as a clearing
house of vital career information.
Martin stresses that the A.S.K.
program is not an internship program.
“A.S.K. is a group of alumni who have
volunteered to serve as vocation role
models for students seeking advics,”
Martin said.
The response to A.S.K. has
been very good. Over 350 St. Andrews
alumni have responded to the pro
gram. “At one time, we were getting 10-
20 responses a day,” said Molly
Hartsell, alumni office assistant.
The range of occupations
that the responses cover runs from
kindregarten teacher to managing
editor with Gannett Publications, pub
lisher of USA Today and 89 other
papers nationwide. Responses have also
been recieved from doctors, lawyers,
corporate executives, accountants,
ministers, drug and alcohol rehabilita
tion counselors and artists, just to name
a few.
Jeffery Davis, a 1982 St. An
drews graduate, was one of the first to
respond to the program. Davis, who
now lives in Atlanta, Ga., founded
Chadsworth, Inc., a national mail
order house for the construction indus
try in 1984. “My strengths in helping
students would be advice on how to start
their own and the marketing of their
product,” Davis said.
Students who are interested in
the A.S.K. program are welcome to stop
by the alumni offics and flip through a
notebook full of responses. The office
is open from 8:30-12:00and 1:00-5:00.
Rob Martin can be reached at ext. 374.
C.U.B. Report
by Astri Holland
The 3rd annual Blue White Games begin Friday, October 2. The
games will begin at 12:00 noon. The campus has been divided into the
following teams:
Blue: Concord, Winston-Salem, Orange/Pate, Albermarle, One-
half of Burris Center/Freedom Village.
White: Wilmington, Mecklenburg, Granville, Commuter
Students, One-half of Burris Center/Freedom Village.
The following is a partial schedule of events:
Fridav. Oct. 2
5:00-7:00 PM Jazz —Board of Trustees Chair Jimmy Morgan and
friends will play during the steak and shrimp dinner
prepared by SAGA.
7:30-8:30 PM Roommate Game
9:00-10:30 PM Possible Student Band
Saturdav. Oct. 3
12:00-3:00 PM Darren Lawrence’s East Coast Blue Grass Band
12:30 PM Spoon/Thread Race
1:00 PM Marshmellow Race
1:30 PM Bat Race
2:00 PM To Be Announced
3:00 PM Soccer - SA vs Greensboro College — Soccer Field
3:30 PM To Be Announced
4:00-6:00 PM Jazz — The Sax Group will play during a picnic
served by SAGA.
8:00 PM Airband Contest: The winner recieves $75.00. Second
Place: $25.00.
10:OOPM-1:00 AM Rock n’ Roll with Jo Jo & Mariner.
$3.00 Admission covers ALL events.
The C.U.B. holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM in the
old Student Association Offices.

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