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It. Andrews Preib^terinfi Colleij
MAR 7 1991
LANCE
VOLUME 29
March 5,1991
Issue 8
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
National Drug
Awareness Week
March 4-10
By John Cohen
Staff Writer
In support of the continuing battle
against drugs, St. Andrews is join
ing other colleges across the coun
try in celebrating National Drug
Awareness Week, which last from
March 4 through March 10.
During this time, St. Andrews
will also be conducting “a week-
long Wellness Week,” in which
many different health-related activi
ties will be occurring. Patty Wilson,
the new Drug and Alcohol coordi
nator at St. Andrews, played a lead
ing role in coordinating the events.
One of the events will be a Health
Fair on Monday March 4, at which
there will be given free vision screen
ing, free cholesterol screening and
appearances by “all different types
of health-related people from the
community.” This will take place in
Belk Main Lx)unge at 4:00pm.
On Tuesday March 5, there will
be a yoga workshop in the Pate
Main Lounge at 4:00pm, and adance
workshop with Pam Riemer at 6:00
pm in Belk Main Lounge.
Many of the events will be tak
ing place that week. Further infor
mation will be presented as the week
nears.
Wilson looks forward to National
Drug Awareness Week. She says
that the “Wellness Week” events
will, “present healthy alternatives
to drug use.”
New Computer System
Proposed for Campus
By Abe VanWingerden
Staff Writer
Many of us have spent long nights
in the LA building typing, or attempt
ing to type, papers on a computer
system that offers more challenges
than opportunities. Professors have
spent long nights attempting to read
the high quality dot matrix printing
that can disorient the mind. Some
students use the more up-to-date
computers in the library, but how many
of us finish our papers by 10:30 pm
when we are rushed out? Well, we
may now have the opportunity to alle
viate these problems through a pro
posed new computer system which
would put terminals in each dorm
room that will link up with a system
offering a wide array of options in
cluding text, color graphics, images,
sound application software such as
Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, and Dbase
III+, and an assortment of reference
software such as an encyclopedia and
The Congressional Record. All of this
available in the comfort of your room
and at your convenience. Does it sound
too good to be true?
Without confusing myself and oth
ers with the technological jargon that
is mind-boggling at times, it is a fact
aiat St. Andrews could be entering an
exciting era of change. Computers are
ushering in the Information Age and
transforming the way people do their
work. The expectations of employers
are being changed and, in turn, new
requirements are being placed on
education. Whatever field of study,
today’s college-educated person needs
to be computer literate, and soon, St.
Andrews might be offering the type of
system needed for this education to
students as well as faculty and other
constituents of the college.
This proposed new system will
enable the students to have computers
in their rooms that provide extensive
amount of options. The computer
would be connected to acampus-wide
network that includes the above-men
tioned options as well as access to
laserprinters,colorprinters, and other
sophisticated machinery on both sides
of the lake. Voice, music, video, and
data capabilities will enable the net
work to function as a campus-wide
extention of the classroom. The pro
gram contains an assortment of self
training software so that even the
beginner can easily adapt to the sys
tem within a matter of weeks without
having the hassle of finding a tutor.
The system will also feature an Elec
tronic Mail System which would al
low students, as well as faculty, to
send messages to different dorms or
offices. So if you wake up late for that
8:00 class, the professor will be able
to contact you from his or her office
without much trouble. I guess there
are disadvantages to every system.
Additionally, the program is en
tirely optional. If you desire to have a
computer in your room, then you will
have the option of signing up at the
beginning of the semester for a certain
fee, which will be discussed later in
this article. Each room will be
equipped with a jack that will allow
easy access to this multi-media net
work. If you already own a computer,
adapter jacks will be available for
most systems so you can also benefit
from this program. For those who do
not wish to have a computer in their
rooms, the existing LA computer lab
and the William Somerville Micro
computer lab in the library will be
equipped with the exact same termi
nals and will be available most of the
day.
COST. This new system would
operate under a rent-to-own program.
The proposed cost would be around
$300 a term, which includes a moni
tor, keyboard, floppy disk drive, and
access to printers and other hardware
and software at various stations across
campus. This would reduce the amounl
of space that the computer would
occupy in the dorm room. The buyout
option in the rent-to-own program is
structured so that at the end of four
years, the student would pay an addi
tional semester’s rent and he or she
will recieve a brand new computer
with the latest technology. For those
who would not participate in the pro
gram the entire four years, the buyout
fee would be pro-rated for fairness.
That student would also recieve a
brand new computer, not the one they
used forfour years in their dorm room.
COST TO THE COLLEGE.
Through the rent-to-own system, the
cost of this project is totally self-
financed. No money would be taken
from existing or future projects of the
college, and with the potential in
creased enrollment that could be pos
sible through this system, the coUege
budget could increase. This same
system was pioneered at Bryan Col
lege in Tennessee and they have no
ticed an increase in retention and an
increase in inquiries about the col
lege.
For those with computer exper
tise, the system will be a PC compat
ible, Intel 80386SX 16mhz CPU with
1MB RAM. I recieved no comment
Continued on Page 8
Football: A Possibility for
St. Andrews
gy Joy Berry Andrews, such as Methodist not consistent with the college as well.
^tnff Writer College in Fayetteville, found that the There must be another way to combat
retention rate among the athletes was the enrollment problem while staying
The causewalk. The bell tower, not very high. In the first year of within the goals of the college,” said
SAGA. Golfcarts. The Knight. When Methodist’s program, fifty-two stu- Lenni Jones,
we think of St. Andrews, these images dent-athletes were enrolled, yet at the “Coming from the South, I think
are likely to come to mind along with year’s end, only thirty-seven re- that it would boost enrollment, but 1
thoughts of Extravaganza, a rugby mained. The second year, seventy alsofeelthatit would take away from
game, or a SAGE paper. Things that football players were signed on, and the individuality and personal free-
we do not relate to SA might include at year’s end only forty-eight re- doms that St. Andrews promotes. With
keg parties (?), high-rise dorms, fra- mained. According to a report com- the addition ofafootball team, cliques
ternities and sororities, thought police piled by Athletic Director Mark Si- would form and that is what many
and football teams. mons, the football players at Method- people come here to get away from.
Or do we? Recently, a committee ist, “were not as gifted as the normal why not fix what we already have?,”
was formed to explore the options of Methodist student and they had ‘few said Robin Murzynski.
increasing the falling enrollment here more’ football related problems on Senior Sean Coffman expressed
at St. Andrews, and starting a football campus.” The ambiguity of this state- some concern about what a football
team was one’ of the possibilities it ment is telling. team may do to the level of academics
uncovered Football at St.Andrews? Aside from the “football related at St. Andrews. “I think that bringing
It seems a highly unlikely thing when problems,” however, there are more a football team to St. Andrews would
you put it into perspective with all the financial problems with the forma- seriously detract from our academics,
things that mie St Andrews a spe- tion of a football team. First, there is We are having enough problems and
cial Place How would a football team the matter of a field, lights, uniforms, I do not think we need to add to them,
affect us? buses, as well as a coach. While the I think that money could be better
^ .neakine a football college’s financial status is not des- spent improving academic quality and
y . nvoQcpv perate, the cost of Starting a football the physical appearance of the school.
team would bnng in as many as *v P Tha. wonld increase enrollment."
enty new students tn one yetu s time^
. at alone would ring sj^ions’report. Many students, when cautions against stereotyping football
near y $900,000. T e money jj^gyj^gai-^ofthe proposal, questioned players as academically inferior and
rom ticket sales and concessi rationale behind it. “If we are thereby deciding they are not “St.
would add to that. On the other hand, yearly, o
other schools that once found them- ^ ^ ^^at is Continued on Page 8
selves in the same enrollment straits y
Senate Results
All scores based on a 1 to 5 Likert Scale:
1-Very Poor 2-Poor 3-Neutral
4-Good 5-Very Good
Resident Director:
Average
Addressing problems within hall.
4.0257
Addressing personal problems.
3.8067
Abitility to meet your needs.
4.0979
Resident Assistant:
Addressing problems within hall.
3.9049
Addressing personal problems.
3.6548
Ability to meet your needs.
3.9189
Director of Student Activities:
Ability to work with student organi
zations in coordinating and plan
3.717
ning social activities.
Ability to plan social activities at
3.548
which alcohol is not allowed.
Ability to provide activities sensi
3.684
tive to the needs of disabled, minor
ity, and international students.
Dean of Students:
Ability to oversee the running and
3.012
maintenance of the Student Life
Office.
Willingness to follow guidelines set
3.253
forth in Saltire.
Willingness to be involved in stu
2.750
dent activities.
Ability to address the problems and
2.347
concerns of students.
Willingness to listen to personal
2.448
concerns.
Ability to effectively communicate
2.234
to students.
    

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