Vol. 26, Number 8
A St. Andrews Presbyterian College Student Publication
Students Remembered in
Campus Memorial Service
SGA Wants Activity
More than 75 members of the St.
Andrews community gathered in Belk Cen
ter Sunday to remember two students who
died in a Jan. 30 auto accident.
College Dean Thomas Benson pre
sided over the memorial service for sopho
more Jonathan Coleman Barger,20,ofRock-
well. N.C. and freshman Christina Steiger,
19, of Alta Vista, Va.
One of the purposes of the service,
according to Benson, was to enable the St.
Andrews community to remember and cele
brate the lives of Jonathan and Christina,
along with the families of the two students.
"On this winter afternoon we gather
for worship," Benson said. "Seeking the
company of each other as the chill of our loss
is honored and the warmth of our memory is
St. Andrews students reacted with
shock and sadness when first news of the
accident reached the campus.
A letter immediatly went out from
the office of William Loftus, dean of students
with all of the available information. Faculty
and staff members tried to help make sense of
The college flag flew at half-mast
the following week.
According to police reports, Barger
and Steiger were killed when the 1985 Chev
rolet in which they were travelling ran off the
See MEMORIAL page 12
The student activity fee, used to fund
campus organizations including The
Lance , would benefit from future rises in
tuition and fee charges if Student Associa
tion officers have their way.
The Lance has obtained a copy of a draft
letter to incoming President Thomas
Reuschling which calls for a one percent
surcharge on tuition and fees to be used to
fund student activities.
Student Association President Charles
Brown, Senate President David Perkinson,
Treasurer Nathan West and Senate Budget
Committee Chair John Newman signed
the letter to be delivered to President
Reuschling upon his arrival.
"The Student Government has gone
beyond the phase of thrifty and creative in
their financial planning," the letter said.
"Because of insufficient financing, worth
while organizations have been limited in
their activity and productivity. This year,
$64,384 was requested by 24 clubs and
organizations. However, the SGA budget
only allowed an allocation of $39,500.
"The current SGA budget is derived
fi-om a $65 apportion for each full-time
equivalent student (FTE). This $65 restric
tion has been in effect since 1974. Consid
erable changes have occurred in the U.S.
economy since the establishment of this
apportion. The most signifigant change is
the reduced strength of the U.S. dollar. The
same bill that was worth one dollar in 1967
is now worth less than 35 cents.
"We propose that the fixed activity fee
of $65 per FTE be increased and stabilized
at one percent of the total cost of room,
board and tuition for each full-time
equivalent student. We believe that this
change will increase the SGA budget suf
ficiently for next year's Student Govern
ment to run the clubs and organizations at
their optimal level.
"This modification will also allow for
economic changes in the future. Reasona
bly, if the school has to raise tuition in order
to survive in the changing economy, the'
SGA budget should increase proportion
The letter goes on to mention areas of
great concern, particularly the plight of
campus radio station WSAP and the St.
Andrews Riding Council.
If adopted, the proposal would greatly
affect the funding of campus publications,
such as The Lance and The Lamp and
Shield. Currendy, The Lance recieves $3
per FTE while The Lamp and Shield re
cieves $12. Under the new propesal, those
appropriations would rise to $6 and $20
The letter concludes, "It is dishearten
ing when one is continuously confironted
with one's own limitations. Let us expand
these barriers and provide for those whom
this institution was built, the students."
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for Nobel Peace
Coach of the Year
College Will Remove Heaters
Workers began on Monday to
transfer the space heaters out of Farrago to
another storage warehouse off campus.
They had been stored there since last fall as
part of an agreement St Andrews has with
a consortium of colleges.
Student group NCSL had just
circulated a petition to request their re
moval from Farrago. They planned to
present it to Harvie Jordan on Mon^y.
Already, Concord Hall has
planned a party in Farrago for this Satur
St. Andrews belongs to the
Company College Gift-in-Kind Program.
For $1,000 a year the school has access to
products donated to the consortium.
When a member school is given a donation,
it can barter them with other member
schools, exchange them for “points”, or sell
The $1,500 in space heaters came
to St. Andrews through an acquisition by
Jordan. One of the members of Jordan’s
church who works with Marley Electric
Company in Bennettsville told him of
these space heaters his company was plan
ning to throw away. Jordan asked to have
them and “then we got trapped with them.”
“I had no idea how many there
were,” Jordan said.
According to Jordan, they were
stored in Farrago because it was too
expensive to store them in a private ware
house. Last Friday, Chair of the Board of
Trustees Jim Morgan called Jordan about
an affordable place to store the heaters.
“While it has been unfortunate
with the storage, it’s been very beneficial
for us,” Jordan said, “It’s one of the first
gifts we’ve been able to obtain to give
back to the program to get points.”
Jordan has cashed in some
points to receive some cookware, discon
tinued products donated to the program by
Comingware. He expects to receive them
“sometime in March.”