Student Newspnper of St. Andrews PresbyteriRn College
VoL 38. No. 3 St. Andrews Presbyterion Coflege Lourinburg NC 28352-5598 Februflry 8.1997^-
DeTamble Libraiy gets $250,000 grant
DeTamble Library has re
ceived a $250,000 grant from the
Richard J. Reynolds 111 and
Marie Mallouk Reynolds Foun
dation of Winston-Salem. The
gift is the largest awarded to
date by the relatively new foun
One of the goals of the
grant is to design an area on
the second floor of the library
to be designated as the R.J.
Reynolds 111 Reading Room.
“Mr. Reynolds was a strong
supporter of higher education
and an avid reader and collec
tor of books,” said Norwood
Robinson, a Foundation
trustee. “Books and reading
material were central to his life.
Mr. Reynolds would be pleased
that this gift will be used to ben
efit DeTamble Library and St.
“This gift represents a
significant boost for the library
in terms of meeting some of its
major goals,” said College Li
brarian Betty Holmes. Those
goals include an online link
with NC-Live (North Carolina
Electronic Library). The link will
serve as a gateway to the total
library and information re
sources available in the state
and to a large array of elec
The Reynolds Founda
tion gift also will purchase titles
in general areas not covered by
departmental budgets, as well
as global topics, social issues,
American history and major
new reference sets. Addition
ally, the library’s automated
catalog will be upgraded to
“We are very excited to
be the tfeneficiaries of this gift
from the Reynolds Foundation,”
Holmes added. “DeTamble Li
brary and the college will do
their part to appropriately rec
ognize and honor Josh
Reynolds (Richard J. Reynolds
111), his wide range of interests
and overall love for books on a
broad spectrum of subjects.”
Throughout his life,
Reynolds amassed an exten
sive personal library at his
Southern Pines estate. That
collection was donated to
DeTamble Library after his
death in 1995.
New T1 line
Installation this January of a
dedicated TI line, and new high-speed
digital modems, for St. Andrews’
Internet link means faster connections
and quicker downloads.
The new Tl gives the college26
times more bandwidth for Internet traffic
than the old 56 kilobyte line. The new
Tl line is exclusively for St. Andrews.
“It will greatly improve service in
those instances where the slower line
speed from St. Andrews, coupled with
heavy on-campus use, caused delays,”
said Computer Services Director Bill
“In instances where the remote
site or the Internet itself is extremely
busy, the Tl won’t have much effect.”
Dialup users also should notice
improved speeds, he said, because the
faster link will keep the telephone line’s
bandwidth fully occupied.
Again, there may be little im
provement in speed if a user is access
ing a slow or heavily used web site, he
Sticker campaign gives students
chance to show St. Andrews' impact
As part of this year’s Laurinburg Area Campaign for St. Andrews, the college wants to demon
strate what effect it has on the local economy. With that in mind, administrators asked the following
How can we say, “This dollar originates at St. Andrews,” as do so many others?
The answer: mark the money so that it’s obvious it comes from the St. Andrews community.
And that’s exactly what the college
community will do with the “Paired for
During a three-week period in late February and early
March, everyone on campus — students, faculty and staff—
will be asked to place these stickers on the money they spend
locally. The one-inch removeable stickers will give everyone
in Laurinburg and Scotland County a sample of how much
money originates at the college.
Even though the stickers will be used only during the
three week period, they will circulate and recirculate for weeks
through the community as money changes hands. And, you
will see firsthand how effective the sticker campaign is when
you receive a bill in change with one of the “Paired for Progress”
labels on it.
So, everyone on campus — students, faculty and staff
— will be asked to place stickers on their money as they spend
it in Laurinburg juid Scotland County during this campaign.
Exact dates for their use will be announced in the near fiiture.
Stickers will be distributed to all students through cam
pus mail, and resupply stations will be set up on both sides of
the lake. In all, it promises to be a fun and effective way of
demonstrating how important St. Andrews’ students, faculty
and staff are to the local economy.
The Electronic Commerce Resource Center is preparing
to move its training facilities into renovated space in Pate
Hall. The remodeled suite of offices and conference rooms
will house ten state-of-the-art computers, as well as the
Legacy Data Management Lab. St. Andrews students are
already interning with the ECRC at the downtown office.
The on-campus center will give students additional
opportunities to learn electronic commerce, computer
graphics and Internet design.