North Carolina Newspapers

    NOVEMBER 12, 1987
VOL. 26 Number 5
A^. Andrews Presbyterian College Student Publication
Edwards Stresses Motivation
Denise Peck
Oct. 28, N. Donald Edwards
spread his enthusiasm to over one hundred
students crowded into Pate Hall’s main
lounge. Edwards, the founder and
operator of N. Donald Edwards, Inc., a
specialty advertising company based in
Stanford, CT, spoke to the group about
motivation and career goals.
Personal enthusiasm and moti
vation are the most important stepping
stones to achieving lifetime career goals,
according to Edwards.
Edwards admits that there is no
way to motivate others, but the atmosphere
created by people who are enthusiastic is
the best way to nurture the quality in others.
The word PICA identifies the
four worst enemies of all people, young
and old according to Edwards. They are
procrastination, indecision, cynism and
apathy. By hard work, dedication and
committment an employee can reverse the
negative PICA into a positive one. Positive
Image, and Champions Attitude.
According to a survey, some of
the characteristics companies find most ap
pealing when hiring new faces include en
thusiasm, (rated no. 1), obvious ambition,
(rated no. 2), and well organized, (rated no.
Edwards suggests that we all
spend part of our day consciously fostering
enthusiasm. He accompanies this sugges
tion with a ten step program of things to
do to achieve this, including make a list of
things to do, believe that something good
will happen to you, always remember the
word great and don’t forget to smile.
Only two generations ago,
Edward’s family emmigrated from Italy to
the United States. It was his father’s dream
that N. Donald Edwards graduate from
high school, but he is an advocate of a “give
more than is expectcd of you” philosophy
and proceeded to receive his M.B.A. de
gree from New York University and
begin his own specialty advertising busi
“The key to success is learning
to do ordinary tilings in an extrordinary
St. Andrews Receives Grant
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
has received a grant from the North Caro
lina Humanities Council and the National
Endowment for the Humanitites for $ 1,500
to support a lecture series on the First
With the funding, beginning in
spring of 1988, St. Andrews will inaugurate
a lecture series as part of its new mass
communications program.
“The rise of ideologically based
argument and reflex concerning what is
taught in America’s public schools contin
ues on the upswing, and the question of who
is to disseminate values, and by what
means, to school children has in recent
years taken on the trappings of a battle. Our
project seeks above all to clarify the issues
and explore their ramifications in light of
the constitutional guarantee of free
speech,” according to David Rigsbee, di
rector of the mass communications pro
“The lectures will focus on how
questions such as the banning of books, the
legislating of anti-pomography laws, and
depictions of violence on television im
pinge on and determine the value and
extent of Constitutional rights,” Rigsbee
“As the press takes a more aggres
sive role in reporting and interpreting re
cent disclosures in American politics, the
public must also consider how far we allow
the First Amendment to protect an active
press and how governmental policy should
balance the question of legitimate national
security restriction versus the right of the
citizenry ‘to know.’”
St. Andrews plans to examine the
issues from the perspective of the humani
tites—value-based criticism of the me
dia—and to involve local citizens from the
Sandhills area. It is hoped that the initial
spring series will lead to the establishment
of a permanent discussion forum.
Paramount in the discussions will
be the role of ethics and public policy
pertaining to the access to information, the
right of the citizenry to be informed and the
question of the accountability of the citi-
zcnry to be informed and the question of the
accountability of the custodians of infor
Interwoven in the discussion will
be literature, history, philosophy, econom
ics, psychology, political science and the
response of the courts to issues involving
First Amendment rights, of the courts to
issues involving First Amendment rights.
Among those who will be in
volved in the discussions are: Andrei
Codrescu, commentator on PBS’ “All
Things Considered”; David Madden,
see Grant , page 12
N. Donald Edwards Speaks to B/E Majors
way, and especially with enthusiasm,” said
After his visit; at St. Andrews,
Edwards proceeded to Washington, D.C.
to receive an award for his work as
committee chair for the Education and
Training Group of the White House Con
ference on Small Businesses.
Debate Team Beats Penn, NYU
Buck Tredway
The newly formed Sl Andrews
Presbyterian College Parliamentary De
bate Team has come away from its
second tournament at Columbia University
in New York City with wins over Penn
and New York University.
The St. Andrews first team
consisting of Bill Cox and Bobby C.
Simpson were 3-2 while the second team
of Scott Robert and Troy Blackmon were
1-3-1. Other events included two rounds
of extemporaneous speaking.
“Our record has proven that we
can compete with the best schools in the
nation,” said Brian Atchison, St. Andrews
student activities director and advisor to the
“Our first team seemed intimi
dated by Princeton, whom we met in the
first round,” Atchison said. “But they
settled down when they realized they were
not intellectually outclassed.
“I was pleased with the quality
of experience the students received,”
Atchison said. “It was well worth the 11
hour trip for the two day event”
The St. Andrews Debate Team,
the only such team in North Carolina, was
formed at the beginning of the fall
semester and will compete largely with Ivy
League schools and colleges in the North
Greg Ealick, senior member of
the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County Debate Team held a 3-day work
shop with St. Andrews team members in
Ealick has won top speaker
honors in two of the three events he has
see Debate , page 12
"Gotcha" Contro
page 2
Mzala Speaks
page 3
Student Association
page 3
100% for SI. An
page 7
Coots Steal Tourney
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