February 3, 1989
Granville Fire Aftermath:
Saturday afternoon, December 10, the
last day of Fall Term, Granville Residence
Hall experienced what could have been a
A fire broke out in Suite 3 shortly after 2
p.m. No one was injured, although suites 1
through 5 were damaged by smoke and
water. Property loss is still being ac
According to a memo by Dean Cynthia
Greer, the final report on what caused the
fire will not be known until February 1.
Preliminary reports state the fire was
caused electrically from an extension cord
or electrical strip. Dean Greer's Memo also
put an end to speculation and rumor by
raentioning that the fire "was not caused
Oliver La Grone,
Poet and Sculptor To Read
by anything wrong with the wiring in the
When classes began in January, only
Women s Suites 6 and 7 were reopened to
Granville residents. Suite members 1
through 5 were relocated to other resi
dence halls or moved to Pate Hall now
referred to as "Granville North".
The administration has decided to take
extra measures in fire- safety precautions.
Monthly room inspections will be held in
the residence halls. Juri Kirs, Laurinburg
Fire Chief, Residence Director and a hall
council member will be in charge of the
inspections. These inspections will serve
as a means to spot potential fire hazards
and how they can be avoided.
Artist Oliver La Grone will present his
sculpture and poetry the week of Feb.
6-10. La Grone's sculpture will be exhib
ited in the art gallery, Vardell Building
beginning Monday, Feb. 6. On Thursday,
Feb.9, he will give a poetry reading
and talk about his other art works as part
of the college's Writer's Forum.
La Grone is an established twentieth
century poet, but "as well as being a poet,
Oliver La Grone is a distinguished sculp
tor, according to Langston Hughes in
"New Negro Poets." FuncUonal form is
the aspect of sculpture for which La
Grone is best known. He wants art to work
into a social unit.
Among La Grone's publishing suc
cesses are two volumes of Poetry; "Foot
falls" (1949) and "They Speak of Dawns"
(1963). Many of his writings have also
been included in anthologies such as "Be
Neil and Tamara Caulkins will perfom a
classical guitar duo on Monday, February
13 as part of the college's Monday Night
in the Arts series.
Since their meeting at Whitworth
College in 1979, the Caulkins have been
perfoming guitar concerts together. They
liave performed extensively in the United
Slates and in Spain. Both received a B.A.
from Whitworth College and a M.A. from
ihe University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. P resently, they are on the
faculty at LTMC-G.
TTie Caulkins' concert will include:
Souvenir de Russie" by Femado Sor,
Cordoba" by Issac Albeniz, "Suite in F
jor by Adam Falkenhagen, "Why the
Teirapin's Shell is Scarred" by Sarah
Pierce, "Water Leaves" by Bruce
eiprich, Duet No. 2" by Isidro de
^Porta, and "Am Grabe der Geliebten"
® Tarantelle" by Johann Kaspar Mertz.
y performance will be at 8 p.m. io4he
^ ell Building. It is free and open to the
yond the Blues" (1962), "Negro Poets,
USA" (1964), "Poesies Negro Ameri
caine" (1964), "For Malcolm" (1967),
"Ten" (1966), "The Study of Literature"
(1970), "The American Equation" (1972),
and "Negro Poetry" (1964-70). La Grone
has also written articles, poems, and
reviews which have appeared in "Negro
Digest," "The New York Times Sunday
Book Review," "Ammunition," "Michigan
Chronicle," "Peninsula Poets," and "The
He received his B.A. from the Univer
sity of New Mexico and his M.A. for
Wayne State University. Since then, he
has been Writer-In-Residence at Penn
State, the Hershey Foundation, and the
Boas Center for Learning. In 1986, La
Grone relocated from Harrisburg, Penn, to
The gallery and the reading will be free
and open to the public.
Rabbi Mahrer To Teach
Rabbi Lawrence Mahrer, a local activist
in the field of interfaith relationships, will
teach "Basic Judaism," a semester-long
course at St. Andrews Presbyterian
College this spring. The class is one of
167 across the United States and Canada
ibeing underwritten by the Jewish
Chautauqua Society this year. Rabbi
Mahrer has taught at Newberry College in
jSouth Carolina, Illinois Wesleyan Univer
sity and Newman High School in Wiscon
Rabbi Mahrer is active in the ACLU,
NAACP, the Urban League and the
National Conference of Christians and
Jews. He is a board member of the United
Way of Florence County and secretary of
the Pastoral Care Committee of the South
Carolina Commission on Alcohol and
Drug Abuse. He is a member of the
Advisory Council of the Pee Dee Coali
tion Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.
Rabbi Mahrer, spiritual leader of Beth
Israel Congregation in Florence, South
rolina, was ordained at Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion in
Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds the following
degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Univer- /
sity; Bachelor of Hebrew Letters, Master
of Hebrew Letters and Doctor of Divinity,
HUC-JIR; and a Masters in Education,
University of Missouri.
To date, more than two million students
have attended JCS sponsored seminars and
lectures. JCS ajso produces educational
video programs and sponsors interfaith
institutes. The organization has donated
more than 100,(X)0 volumes of Judaica to
college and secondary school libraries.
Founded in 1898, JCS is the educational
arm of the National Federation of Temple
Brotherhoods, an affiliate of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations.
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Rabbi Lawrence Mahrer