North Carolina Newspapers

    Published b\ Elizabeth Cit\ Stute College for Students and Alumni
It is Better to Light
One Candle
These were the opening
words of Avon Chapman, vice
president, Student Council, at
the Annual Freshman Candle-
lighting Service held in Moore
Hall Auditorium, Sunday, Sep
tember 18, at 7:00 P. M.
The service began with an
organ prelude by Leonard R.
Ballou, College Organist. The
Rev. Dr. R. Irving Boone, Col
lege Minister read an inspiring
scripture and gave a meditative
A member of the freshmen
class, “Willie Purvis, sang a
solo entitled "Light of Con
science, Clear and Still” by
"Let Us Have Light’’ was
the topic of President W. N.
Ridley’s message to the fresh
man class. He urged the Fresh
man class to strive for the
best and to take advantage of
all the opportunities that are
available to them. He also told
them that competition was
great and that the only way they
can succeed is to face their
responsibilities and not to
shirk from their duties. "Put
your best foot forward and stay
ahead**. After the President*s
message, "O Grant Us Light”
was sung by N^iss Melrese
Battle, a freshman.
Avon Chapman, a member of
the class of ’68 led several
freshmen students in a discus
sion of beauty, truth, hope,
knowledge, courage and wis
dom. The freshmen participants
were: Velmar Rountree, Golden
Webb, Pamela Smith, Eric
Keyes, Carson Burwell and
Mattie Harrison.
The recessional, "Pomp and
Circumstance” by Elgarwas led
by Mr. Jethro Williams, Presi
dent of the Student Council, and
Miss Doris Duggins, class of
’67- Each freshman proceeded
to the flag-pole with a lighted
candle. The Alma Mater was
sung there and the benediction
was given by Rev. Boone.
The students returned to
their respective dormitories
with lighted candles in their
College Players Plan Exciting
Dramatic Action
According to Mr. Bernard
L. Peterson, Jr., sponsor of
the College Players, the forth
coming dramatic season prom
ises to be a highly eventful
and exciting one.
The fact that the players
will soon be moving into a new
little theatre, which has al-
feady been completed, will
make it possible for the group
to present a much more varied
program than it has attempted
in the past.
"Thu^.far, we have limited
ourselves to popular Broadway
successes, and plays that will
appeal to the majority of the
students,” says Mr. Peterson.
"But the more intimate audience,
which our new 130-seat audi
torium will house, will permit
us to attempt plays that will
appeal to a more limited group
of theatre-goers.
This year the players will
do a farce by William Shake
speare as well as two one-act
dramas from the "Theatre of
the Absurd”" one by Edward
Albee and the other by Eugene
Only one popular Broadway
success will be among the
1966—67 offerings. The first
production of the College Play
ers will be "The Little Foxes”,
by Lillian Heilman, which will
be presented on Friday and
Saturday nights, November 18
and 19. Because the new thea
tre may not be ready for occu
pancy, this play has been
scheduled in Moore Hall Aud
On Friday, December 2, the
Players will serve as host to
the Nqrtheastern District High
School Drama Clinic. Registra
tion will begin at 9:00 A. M. A
third performance of "The
Floyd lohnson
Little Foxes” will be presented
to teachers and, students atten
ding the clinic.
I’lCgiiining in February, tlie
players will schedule a series
of experimental one-act plays
to be presented on alternate
week-ends during the school
The Fine Arts Festival pro
duction of the Players will be
an abbreviated version of Will
iam Shakespeare’s "The Tam
ing of the Shrew”, to be pre
sented on the following dates:
Thursday, April 27, at 2:00
P. M. (matinee) and 8:00 P. M.
and Saturday, April 29. at 2:00
P. M.
Persons interested in join
ing the College Players may
see Mr. Peterson for details.
Lyceum Series
November 2, 1966
Dorian Quintet, Woodwind
Ensemble in Concert.
'January 1 19^7
William Ryan, Lecturer
" Are We Headed Toward
World War 1)1?"'
February 21, 1967
National Opera Company
" Die Fledermus ”
March 8, 1967
McHenry Boatwright
Baritone-in Concert
March 12-16, 1967
Dr. J. H. Jackson, Pres.
National Baptist Convention
U. S. A. Inc.
Religious Emphasis Week
Guest Minister
April 28, 1967
Children*s Concert
N.C.FullSymphony Orchestra
Williams Hall
April 30, 1967
College Choir in Concert
with N. C. Full Symphony
Orchestra-Williams Hall
All concerts are at 8:00 P. M.
in Moore Hall except April 28,
concert which is at 1:15 P. M.
and April 30. concert at 6:30
P. M. in Williams Hall.
The College Family is cord
ially invited to enjoy and share
the magnificent cultural exper
iences presented in this I966—
67 season.
Payment of the Activities
Fee in the Business Office en
titles any holder of such ticket
to be present at any and all
The public is cordially in
vited to attend all concerts
free of charge except the Choir
Concert. The Children’s Con
cert will carry a special school
rate for school children in the
public schools.
Students vs Alumni
Basketball Homecoming
November 4, 1966
Carter Becomes Assistant Dean
while most of the College
family was vacationing this
summer, members of the Board
of Trustees were approving a
new position to be included in
the ranks of Administrative
Staff. The new job is that of
Assistant Dean which Mr.
Thomas E. Carter is filling.
Mr. Carter came to ECSC
just last year as Assistant Pro
fessor of Mathematics Previ
ously he had served as Mathe
matics Instructor and Assistant
in Personnel at Virginia State
College in Petersburg.
In his new position Mr. Car
ter will be responsible for per
sonnel accounting, directing
the keeping of records concern
ing student cl^ss attendance,
academic counseling, and other
duties as designated by the
Dean or necessitated in the
Dr. Whitehurst to be
Assembly Speaker
AssIstant Dean
Dean’s absence.
As yet there is no evidence
that there will always be an
Assistant Dean on the ECSC
Staff, nevertheless, the College
congratulates , Mr. Carter for
his promotion
Dr. G. William Whitehurst,
Dean of Students at Old Dominion
College, Norfolk, Va., and a
member of the Public Affairs &
News Department of WTAR-TV
and host of the program, "Dr.
Whitehurst Reports”, has gra
ciously accepted an invitation
from the Student Activities Com
mittee of the Lighthouse College
Center to speak at the 10 a. m.
assembly program Thursday,Nov.
17, on the topic "Viet Nam”,
Miss Joan Smith, President of
the Lighthouse Student Activ
ities Committee, announced.
The assembly program is be
ing sponsored by the Lighthouse
College Center celebrating the
third annual International Week
Program Nov. 14 to 18, and the
6th Anniversary of the College
Union program on the ECSC Cam
Dr. Whitehurst is a native of
Norfolk, Va. He is a graduate of
Washington & Lee University,
and the University of Virginia,
with the Bachelor of Arts and
Master of Arts degrees respect
tively. He earned the Doctor of
Philosophy degree in American
Diplomatic History from West
Virginia Univer.’ ity in 1962.
Dr. Whitehurst served with the
naval air forces in the Far East
during World War 11 and received
the Air Medal for combat mis
sions over Japan.
In 1950 he was a member of
the History Department of Old
Dominion College. He was ap
pointed Dean of Students in 1963-
Dr. G. William Whitehurst
Well traveled, he has visited
Europe on numerous occasions
and interviewed various govern
ment heads during these visits,
including former Chancellor Kon
rad Adenauer of Germany.
The past summer he visited
Scandinavia, the Soviet Union,
Warsaw, Berlin, London, and
He is a member of Delta Up-
silon Fraternity, The Norfolk
Round Table, Lions Club, and
Executives Club. He is on the
Board of Directors of the Norfolk
Council on Alcoholism, the
Norfolk Forum, and Wesley
Foundation of Old Dominion
He is chairman of the Official
Board of Ghent Methodist Church,
and is President of the Norfolk
Chapter of the United Nations
for the year 1966-
The public is cordially invited.
ECSC Offers More Courses
Perusal of a list of courses
to appear in our new catalogue
(the list released by Dean An
derson) reveals a number of new
All these courses seek to
enrich learning opportunities
at ECSC.
Some were initially offered
last year (no catalogue was
issued then, so they will be
"new” to that publication).
Some are on this year’s sched
ule for first offering, and still
others will be scheduled later on
or in alternate years.
"Adaptive Physical Educa
tion” strengthened the majors
in PE.
"Swimming” got its first
splash through cooperation of
the College and the local U. S.
Coast Guard Station. (Our PE
facility, in the offing, will
bring more water closer home.)
"Music of the Americas”
garnered a small but enthusias
tic enrollment.
Two non-credit musical
groups (Collegians, Sunday Sch
ool Choir) went into better
organized operation.
■*Piano Class’* provided
group instruction for beginners.
Economics, formerly admin
istered by the Social Sciences
Dept., came under the Business
"Problems** course for
Biology (499) has already pro
duced research papers.
The "Dramatics Workshop**
made its debut.
i'World Civilization** be-
V -M
came the name of the former
course in Western Civilization,
reflecting the changing con
cepts needed in today*s world.
All Elementary Education
majors began choosing Concen
trations in either English, Biol
ogy, Physical Science, Mathe
matics or Social Science.
The year course, "The El
ementary School,” ■ combined
several earlier courses taken
by Elem. Ed. majors. Total
credit is now 8 semester hours
instead of six.
On-the-spot observation was
added to the content of all
"Methods” courses not previ
ously having this provision.
Several other appropriate.cour
ses in teacher-education curric
ula now inco|porate this feature.
PE ( the course required of
usall)was compressed into one
year, yielding 2 semester hours,
instead of four semesters yield
ing the same credit.
Library Service has been or
ganized into a 19-hour Program.
This Program uses the four ex
isting Library Service courses,
2 courses in English, and Audi
ovisual Aids.
The Program leads to North
Carolina certification as a
teachertlibrarian in schools.
Inquire about it. Try it!
All changes reflect ECSC
"On-the-move” towards provi
ding better and better learning
opportunities for its students.
See the next edition of THE
COMPASS for additional changes
in courses at ECSC.

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