February 19, 1988
VOL. 26 Number 7
A St. Andrews Presbyterian College Student Publication
New President Named
Will Not Take Office Until Spring
Dr. Thomas L. Reuschling of
Richmond, Va. has been named President
of St. Andrews, by the college’s Board of
Trustees, but will not assume the position
until May 1, according to Board Chairman
James L. Morgan.
The interim acting president of
St. Andrews will be Vice President and
Dean of the College Dr. Thomas L. Benson.
Benson was appointed to his position in
“I believe that Tom Reuschling
will be one of the truly outstanding presi
dents in the history of St. Andrews Col
lege,” Morgan said. “Under his leader
ship, St Andrews can look forward to
continued growth and progress as one of
the finest liberal arts colleges in the re
Reuschling is currently dean of
the E. Claiborne Robins School of Busi
ness at the University of Richmond in
Richmond, Va. He has also served as
director of the school of business at the
University of Northern Iowa in Waterloo,
Iowa and as assistant professor of market
ing at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
He is a native of Ohio and a
graduate of Hiram College, where he re
ceived a BA in economics. He received an
Plans for Gathering
Challenge on the
MBA from Kent State University in 1966
and a DBA from the University of Colo
rado in 1970.
W.E. “Dub” Graham, chairman
of the search committee said that the
search has been undreway since A.P.
Perkinson Jr. announced his resignation in
April. The committee, made up of seven
members of the Board of Trustees, re
viewed some 125 candidates and inter
viewed over ten candidates for the posi
“Dr. Reuschling fils perfectly the
profile the trustees, faculty, staff and
students had envisioned for the next
president of St. Andrews,” Graham said.
“Tom Reuschling is exactly who we were
After leading by as many as 14
points in the first half, the St. Andrews
men’s Knights dropped their second
straight conference game, Wednesday
night at UNC-Greensboro.
Ron Sheppard had 21 points and
Marvin Dawson added 14, including the
go-ahead and game-winning baskets for
6*7" center John Davis paced
the Knights with 15 points. Eric Shelton
had 13, David Simons and Mark English
each had 10 points.
The Spartans outscored the
Knights 12-2 during the last four minutes
of the first half and the score at intermission
was 40-36, St. Andrews.
The Knights play their final regu
lar season home game against NC
Wesleyan College on Feb. 20.
BSU Sponsors Black
Dr. Gregory Davis, professor of
Afro-American history at UNC-C, began a
week long scries of events to celebrate
Black History Week on Sunday, Feb. 14.
Davis, who spoke at the college
Vespers service about the “Black Ameri
can Challenge,” oudined the major chal
lenges facing America’s Blacks today and
in the future. They are: remembering your
heritage: being willing to struggle; evaluat
ing and acting.
The Black Student Union will
sponsor other events to celebrate Black
History which arc scheduled throughout
On Tuesday, Black Nationalism
was the topic of a film and the movie “Black
& While: South Africa” was shown on
Thursday at 8 p.m. the film
“Mandella” will be presented and followed
by a forum of students speaking about
“What Black History Symbolizes To Me.”
Erik Payne, president of the BSU and Keith
Feaster, BSU vice president will lead the
On Friday, Feb. 19, the BSU
will offer transportation to Fayetteville to
sec the movie premiere “Cry of Freedom,”
a story of the struggles of South Africa’s
solidarity leader Stephen Biko. The BSU
will pay one-half of the movie ticket price
for the first 20 people that sign up for the
A campus-wide hot-shot contcsi
will be co-sponsercd by the BSU and the
business department at halfume of the
men’s basketball game at 2 p.m. Saturday.
At 9 p.m. Saturday, a “Hot-Shot, Ladic.s
Night”party begins in BelkCenter. Ladies
will pay SI admission, men will pay S2.
Black History Week activities
sponsercd by the BSU extend throughout
the month. Friday, Feb. 26 Professor Jesse
Johnakin will speak on the topic of black
Professor Neal Bushoven, re
cently returned from a visit to Africa, will
share his personal reactions of the counu-y
on Monday, Feb. 29.
No times have been sel for these
events at this dale.
Other events still in the planning
stages for the BSU include a walk to
Pembroke State University and a joint
walk with Pembroke’s Black Student Or
ganization to Lumberlon to protest racial
“The activities of this week and
throughout the rest of the month should
help people understand black achievement
and contribution in our lives and to defeat
traditional stereotypes,” said Erik Payne.
By using films about South Africa
Payne said he hopes people will rccognize
the international prejudice against
blacks, both constitutional and mental.
On Tuesday afternoon, electri
cians determined that a burned out cable
located near theP.E. Building was respon
sible for a five-day power failure of the
The lights went out on Thursday,
Feb. 11 after heavy rainfall. Physical Plant
Director, Juri Kirs was informed of the
problem by security the next on afternoon.
Kirs made arrangements for
conlractors to begin to work on the lights
on Monday, Feb. 15. They inspected parts
of the residential side of campus but were
unable to locate the burned cable until
The wiring was replaced and
causewalk lights were resumed that eve
ning. The electricians, from Riggins
Electric and H & L ElecUic said the prob
lem was most 1 ikel y caused by the age of the
During the light failure Chief of
Security Thciron Young arranged with
Kirs temporary security measures. Along
with the regular uniformed officcr, one
security work-study student and one main
tenance worker paU'olled the walkway
from sundown until midnight.
No crimes were reported in
connection with the power failure, accord
ing to Young.