St. Andrews * S t N e w s p a per ante ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE LAURINBURG, N.C. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1994 Reuschling Named President of Florida Southern College Dr. Thomas Reuschling has been named President of Florida Southern College. Dr. Reuschling, who has served as president of St Andrews since April 1988, an nounced his resignation in October, effective at the aid of February. He will take office at Florida Southern University-a private, lib eral arts college in Lakeland, Fla.- Aug. 1. Lakeland is located between Tampa and Orlando. The 1,400-stu dent college, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, offers 31 academic majors and has the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Reuschling is a native of Ohio and a graduate of Hiram College in Ohio, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received his master’s of business administra tion from Kent Slate University in CSiio and holds a doctorate from the UnivCTsity of Colorado. Before assuming the presi dency of St. Andrews, he was dean of the E. Clairbome Robins School of Business at the University of Rich mond in Richmond, Va. He has served as director of the school of business at the University of North ern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and as assistant professor of marketing at Kent Stale University. Board Begins Work In New Office March 1 Dr. Warren L. Board of Elon College will lake office as the newly eleaed President of St. Andrews Presbyterian College on Tuesday. He will replace Dr. Thomas L. Reuschling, who has served as presi- dentofSt. Andrews since April 1988. The college’s Board of Trustees, former Gov. James E. HolshousCT, board chairman, announced Board's presidency Thursday, Feb. 24. “ Warren Board fits perfectly the profile the trustees, faculty, staff and students of St. Andrews had en visioned for the college’s next presi dent,” Holshouser said. “He pos sesses strong planning and organiza tional skills, a commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college and tranendous personal warmth.” Recently Provost and Se nior Vice President of Elon College, Dr. Board has also served as Provost of Kalamazoo College in Michigan and as Executive Assistant to the President of Elmira College in New York. He holds a doctorate in policy studies and higher education from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in communication arts from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Idaho. History of The Lance EXiring the 1961-62 school year, contests were held to name the col lege yearbook and student newspa per. The winner of the newspaper naming contest was Patricia Finch with the name The Lance. Thi s name was chosen by the Publication Board because it was "keeping with the SL Andrews teams, the Knights, and with the yearbook, "The Lamp and Shield.’ The name also denoted a Dr. Board has been with Elon College since 1986. He has been centrally involved in planning and implementing improvements that have resulted in a 35 percent increase in enrollment and an increase of more than 140 points in studoits’ average Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. Over the past decade Elon has doubled its campus acreage and the square foot age of buildings. The number of full-time faculty has almost doubled and the academic program has ex panded from 29 to 37 majors. En dowment has nearly quadrupled. The new president will be accompanied by his wife. Dr. Jeri Fitzgerald Board, who will serve as Coordinator of Special Projects at Sl Andrews. She is a former Direc tor of F*rograms and Institutional De velopment at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching of the University of North Carolina. Search committee chairman James L. Morgan said the search has been underway since Dr. Reuschling announced his resignation in Octo ber. The 14-member committee — comprised of trustees, faculty, staff and students—reviewed 125 candi dates for the position. President Board's words to St. Andrews students: "Jeri and I are delighted to join the St. Andrews College community. We've been especially impressed by the intellectual liveliruss and passion for the St. Andrews experience demonstrated by students we've met thus far. The college has a fine tradition of innova tion and excellence in the academic program. Successful, happy and con tributing students are the best reflection of that tradition and the brightest hope for itsfuture. Aspirationsfor St. Andrews so openly shared by students, faculty, trustees and administrators are congru ent with my own. /' m anxious to become an instrument of the college's progress and, along with many others, will look to students for their ideas, energy and sup port. We can surely anticipate lots more hard work, some great times together and the eventual celebration of our joint accomplishments. “ Rejuvenating The Lance BY SHAD LUEDKE With this issue, the defunct St. Andrews newspaper. The Lance, comes to life again. The Lance, which has not been published but once this year because of a seeming lack of student interest will now be co-ed- ited by Molly Scoles, senior and John Hess, junior. Trudy Smith, assistant director of communications, is advisor to the paper. The eight-page, tabloid-sized newspaper is scheduled to be printed bi-monthly, and the two editors hope to have five editions out by the end of the semester. Rejuvaiation of the paper be gan in Professor Grace Gibson's jour nalism class. Wanting to apply some of the theory they were learning in class, the journalism students ex pressed a desire to tackle the projea of writing, editing and publishing the paper. "The Fastest Sport on Two Feet" Lacrosse is “the fastest sport on two feet,” at least according to the bumper stidcers on vehicles driven by devotees of the game. Perhaps more of those bumper stickers will pop up in these parts after Sl Andrews College adds lacrosse to its athletic program next year. St. Andrews will be only the seventh college in North Carolina to field a varsity lacrosse team. College officials feel lacrosse will be valu able both in terms of student recruit ment and distinction in athletics, ac cording to athletic director Lorenzo Canalis. An additional incentive for St. Andrews to develop a lacrosse program at this time is the presence of Carl Ullrich, who is advising the college on its creation. Ullrich and his wife, Becky, moved to Scotia Village in July, choosing that retire ment community in part because of its location next to a quality college. They quickly became involved with Sl. Andrews through SAILL (Sl Andrews Institute for Lifelong Learn ing) and he serves as president of the Knights Club. Ullrich brings special skills to the task of setting up a lacrosse program, including a network of con nections that will help in selection of the right coach and recruitment of players. Before his retirement, he served as athletic director and coach at a number of institutions including West Point, as a member of the Na tional Collegiate Athletic Associa tion (NCAA) Lacrosse Committee and as commissioner of the NCAA I Patriot Conference. His love of la crosse goes all the way back to when he played on his high school’s team. “I’m just thrilled that SL Andrews has decided to offer See LACROSSE, page 4 weapon of defense of truth." Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Jules Renard

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