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Newspfiper of St. Andrews Presbuterifln Colleae
vol. 37. No. ii St. Andrews Presbyterinn College Lflurlnbura NC 28352 5598 •
Jflnuflry 31,1997
News Briefs
Spring term, LA A-19 will
feature a writing center de
voted to helping students de
velop their writing skills. Six tu
tors will be employed to help stu
dents learn to write. Professor
John Lawson is sponsoring it.
Congratulations to 25 St. An
drews students selected for the
1997 edition of Who's Who
Among Students at American
Universities and Colleges.
They are: Kristine Ballard, Connie
Branam, Andrea Cinanni, Sara Eaton,
Kaye Edge, Daniel Geitner, David
Getman, Jason Hamilton, Noreen
Hayden, Ian Hendricks, Denis Hilton,
Shane Karlon, Brad MacArthur, Adam
MacKenzie, Ricky McCollum,
Samantha McGee, Adrian Martin,
Christi Pietsch, Heather Pittard, Emily
Rogers, Jayne Thomisee, Sandra Turpin,
Jennifer Williams, Elizabeth Woodard,
and Sarah Woodward.
Changes proposed in calendar
by Suzyn Smith
The administration is plan
ning to rework the academic cal
endar and this may result in the
decision to get rid of winter
term. Such changes would not
take place until the 1998-1999
academic year at the earliest, but
the issue still weighs heavily on
the minds of students and fac
One possible model for
the new academic calendar has
been proposed by Vice President
for Academic Affairs Larry
Schulz and Registrar Jim
Stephens. Their idea is to switch
over to the Early Semester Cal
endar, in effect extending the
two regular terms into semesters
and ending winter term.
Stephens emphasized that
nothing had been decided. “There
is no proposal to change the win
ter calender. We’re just studying
our options,” Stephens said.
Stephens states that to
even call it a proposal would be
a “misnomer.” The memo he and
Schulz wrote states, “We con
cluded our deliberations by
coming to the position that the
College should now give serious
consideration to the ESEM cal
Schulz and Stephens both
emphasized that they would not
want the students to lose the
many advantages of winter term.
Through such modifications as a
three-week break in late Decem
ber and early January, Schulz and
Stephens hope to allow students
the chance for international travel.
“We’re looking at all our
options,” Schulz said. “We’re
not going to throw the baby out
with the bath water.”
But many students and fac
ulty haven’t been persuaded
that a semester system could
ever offer the advantages of
winter term.
“I’m willing to be con
vinced,” Professor Carl Walters
said, “but I’m not convinced yet.”
Even though students
weren’t invited to the first meet
ing (Schulz plans to schedule a
meeting for students the first
week in February) many of them
had already heard about plans
to end winter term.
When asked his opinion on
winter term, Freshman Larry
Leder said, “I enjoy winter term.
I think they ought to keep it.”
Would the St. Andrews ex
perience be the same without
See ESEM on Page 6
Happily ever aftering...
Four students cast in ”Camelot"
Jmior Melissa Moore won t be the only one cheering on the
SAPC Knights in costume anymore. The Damsels of the
Dungeon will be performing at halftime for the rest of the
FKshman Mary Fleetwood was the force behind the founding
of the Damsels. "I love to dance, I've always been into
supporting my school, and this was a way I could do both,"
Fleetwood said.
The Damsels, currently Fleetwood, Melissa Collins, Jessie
Kilsby, and Marilyn Oliver, perform at halftime during both
Men's and Women s basketball games.
The Damsels are always looking for new members for next
year. 7’m not sure when we will have signups and tryouts,
but we will have them." Fleetwood said.
Photo by Rooney Coffman
by Suzyn Smith
Rehersals for the ENCORE
theater’s production of “Camelot”
are in full swing. Four St. Andrews
students have been cast. Freshman
Marilyn Oliver will be playing
Guenevere, Freshman Chris
Novello will be playing Lancelot,
Matt Sauerwald as Sir Sagramore,
and Mandy Strader as a lady of
Camelot. SAPC riding instructor
Cricket Stone
will portray
Lady Sybil.
Other cast
members come
from Scotland
High School and
the surrounding
community, as
well as ENCORE regulars.
“Everybody in the cast is re
ally friendly and talented,”
Sauerwald said. ’’Rehersals are a ton
of fun, and 1 think the show is going
to be something everybody should
come and check out”
The cast is looking for help
with set construction. If anyone is
interested, they should contact Phil
“Camelot” will be performed
Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.
and Feb. 16 and 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $8.00 and will be on
sale outside the Belk Center.

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