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^Student Association Report
Julie Norem
What can bcdone about security?
The Senate, under the direction of David
Pcrkinson, is working on that. Several
students have been assaulted, and some
thing needs to be done! David Perkinson is
looking into the security problem focusing
on student concerns and solutions. Some
concerns voiced are the need for more
lighting, more security officers, a manned
gate on the road leading to the residential
side of the campus from Dogwood Mile,
and an escort program for people who need
to cross the lake at night or might get
stranded there. It is asked that if you have
any concerns or suggestions, please contact
David Perkinson.
A commuter student assigned to
each dorm? This is the current proposal,
created by Jack Ferren, to incorporate the
commuter students into the residential life
of the campus. This proposal states that a
commuter student would have a choice of
which dorm he/she wishes to be assigned
to; those who do not make a preference
will be randomly assigned to a dorm.
Pcrkinson said that the goal was to have the
commuter students “exposed to more
people.” According to Ginger Egel, each
dorm council will work their own policy
in accordance with guidelines set up by the
The Senate is looking at a
proposed Substance Abuse Policy. The
policy looks at different charges and their
punnishmcnts. No decision has been
made on the new policy, but it will be
Do you have a name for the Gath
ering Place? Ifso, place it on the question-
aire that will be passed out about the
Gathering Place. The Gathering Place
Committee, chaired by Amy Heavner, is
trying to get an idea of what the students of
St. Andrews would like in their Gathering
Place. The Senate urges your help!
SAGA will be offering a Mid
night Breakfast and two movies on Friday,
November 13. This is direct work from the
SAGA committee. It is free, and the
movies start at 8:00 pm. BETHERE! Also
remember to use the taste tests; they arc
used to decide what the student body likes
and what they would like to see at SAGA.
see Association . page 12
Ragan Awards Tonight
Mark Powell
St. Andrews Presbyterian Col
lege will host the North Carolina Poetry
Society during the college’s Sam Ragan
Awards Night tonight in the Vardell Build
The evening, starling at 8 p.m.,
will feature six outstanding North Carolina
writers as they do a reader’s theatre. The
event will honor St. Andrews president
A.P. Perkinson Jr. and Robert Mason,
president of the Weymouth Center for the
Arts in Southern Pines.
The readers’ theatre will end a
series ofreadings around the Tar Heel state
to celebrate the publication of “North
Carolina’s 400 Years: Signs Along the
Way.” The book is a celebration of North
400th birthday and contains work by some
of the stale’s acclaimed writers.
Players in the readers’ theatre
will be: Perri Schmidt, a Wilmington
violinist; Shelby Stephenson, editor of
the Pembroke Magazine; Marsha White
Warren, Chapel Hill resident and execu
tive director of the North Carolina Writ
ers’ Network; Mary C. Snotherly, Raleigh
resident and Writer-In-Residence for the
Wake County Arts Council; Stephen E.
Smilh, Southern Pines writer and teacher
at Sandhills Community College; and
Margaret Boothe Baddour, teacher of crea
tive writing at Wayne Community College.
Recipients of the Sam Ragan
Awards are recognized for their long-term
contributions to the arts in North Carolina.
Perkinson, who is finishing his
12-year term as president of St. Andrews
on Dec. 31, is a graduate of Davidson
College. He is on the Board of Directors of
the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines
and is a director of the Indian Museum of
North Carolina.
He has been past president of the
Association of Presbyterian Colleges, vice
chairman of the executive committee of
the North Carolina Association of Inde
pendent Colleges and Universities, and a
member of the Southern Growth Policies
Mason, a native of Mebane,
N.C., who was editor of the Virginian-
Pilot in Norfolk, Va., for 17 years, is now
retired in Southern Pines. He is a graduate
of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.
Mason edited the Sanford Herald
and the Raleigh Times and is the author of
his memoirs “One of the Neighbor’s Chil
dren,” published by Algonquin Books in
He was elected to the North
Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame (spon
sored by UNC’s School of Journalism) in
The Ragan Awards are presented
yearly by St. Andrews in honor of North
Carolina’s poet laureate Sam Ragan. The
see Ragan , page 12
PPC Yard Sale
Solidarity is an Act of Charity
Their academic year will soon
be over. Whether they completed their
academic programs uninterrupted as usual
by the army is still unknown. And slowly
Christmas crawls around the comer.
The children in question are the
litde friends of St. Andrews. They do not
know us, and we do not exactly know their
names. But we do know the situation they
face in their daily lives. We are^dso
involved in trying to make them survive
their sorrows. They are the children
victimized by Apartheid.
The Prophetic/Political Commit
tee, a member committee of the College
Christian Union, calls upon the St.
Andrews’ student body to support the
project meant to help these children.
There will be a Yard Sale this Saturday
morning atthe Harris Teeter’s parking lot.
If you have anything you want to donate
today for that sale, please contact the
Resident Director of Concord, Marsha, at
Ext. 480.
This project has been going on
at this college for several years. St.
Andrews’ participation in the burning
issues of social concern is one of its hall
marks. In case you did not know about it,
make sure you are not left behind. We hope
you will take a little time to meet with
Marsha. For more information call Char
lene Carpenter at Ext. 483.
November 12,1987
Education Update
Brian Rodgers
With American Education Week
coming up from November 1 ^21, the time
is now to look at some positive aspects of
the profession. Over the last five years,
there have been extensive reports on
Education (“A Nation At Risk” - 1983,
Carnegie Report on Education -1985) that
have brought a lot attention to the profes
sion. This attention helped outline some
weaknesses that needed to be changed. As
a result, there have been improvements in
certification requirements, teacher sala
ries, and more impact in Congress about
issues that directly relate to the profession.
Like any other profession, teaching has its
share of problems, but is now making an
effort to overcome the bad points and
emphasize the good ones. A MeU'opoliian
Li fe survey taken in the last year shows that
85% of teachers surveyed are satisfied
with their jobs. Rochester, New York,is
the highest paid urban area in the U.S.;
within two years the starting salary for
teachers will be $29,000. The median
salary will be $46,000, and top teachers
will be able to earn as much as $70,000 a
year! 'I can say that I have honestly
enjoyed student teaching and look forward
to becoming a full-time teacher.
More Than 200 Attend Casino Night
More than 200 students, faculty,
parents, and staff took part in the Casino
Night at Belk Main Lounge on Friday, Nov.
6. The Business Club sponsored the event
for the benefit of D.K. Beyer who won 37
million Las Vegas dollars. In the true tradi
tion of a sportsman, the largest winner in
the house donated the bulk of his assets
to a future cuisine casting event. Lance
Eller, with certain unspecified backing, bid
fora microwave oven which he promptly
donated to the Campus Gathering Place.
Things went downhill from there. Paul
Ford bid $400,000 for a cue sheet indicat
ing which suits were red and which were
black. Prizes valued in excess of $600 U.S.
dollars were auctioned for $80,000,000 of
special casino money minted for the occa
sion by Michelle Rene Bird. Exotic prizes
included a beautiful polka dot dress pur
chased by an anonymous bidder for Amy
Heavner, a case of oil from Haney’s, a large
bar stool from Mr. Willis of Firestone,
dinners donated by Laurinburg’s finest
restaurants and a map of Fayetteville pur
chased by N. Donald Edwards for David
A-V Relocation! Causes Concern
Julie Norem
Anyone trying to find the Audio-
Visual Department this year might be sur
prised to find it not located in LA. That’s
because A V was moved down to part of the
Psychology Maze this past summer. It was
moved as part of a plan to move all the
offices dealing with student services in one
AV’s new location is 30 percent
smallerthan the space recommended for it
and one-third smaller than its previous
location in LA, according to Moms
Mitchell, AY manager. Mitchell, who is in
his second year as AV manager, said that
AV will probably have to move back to
a centrally-located place within ihe year.
St. Andrews will be undergoing
the re-accreditation process in the 1988-
1989 academic year. One of the
requirements for a school’s re-accrcdiu-
tion is for its audiovisual center to be cen
trally located. Dr. Michael Torres, who
was on the re-accreditation committee ten
years ago, said that the new location of A
would probably not cause St. Andrews to
lost its accreditation, but that it would not
see Relocation , page 12

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