North Carolina Wesleyan College Vol. 2, No. 3 ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. October 25, 1961 Plans Set For Inauguration Of President Mrs. Sasser Will Appear In Concert The first event in the 1961-62 Concert and Lecutre Series spon sored by North Carolina Wesleyan College will take place in the Col lege Chapel on Friday evening, October 27, at 8:15 p. m. Thelma P. Sasser, local pianist and wife of Dr. William Sasser of the Music Department at the Col lege will be featured as soloist. The concert is free and the public is cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Sasser, the former Thelma Paiewonsky, is a native of the Dominican Republic. All of her ad vanced study has been done in this country. She holds degrees from the University of Jacksonville, Fla. and from Oberlin College in Ohio. Her teachers have included John MacEnulty in Florida and Emil Daneriberg at Oberlin. She has been featured soloist in programs of the Southeast Com posers’ League and has appeared as guest soloist with the Jackson ville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has concertized widely in this state, both as soloist and in duo-piano re citals with her husband. The program will include Bach’s French Overture, the Variations in C Minor by Beethoven, and three works by the French composer, Gabriel Faure. The second portion of iMrs. Sasser’s recital will feature Paul Hindemith’s Second Sonata for piano and the “Four Spanish Pieces” of Manuel de Falla. PRESIDENT THOMAS ASA COLLINS Community's Conscience The Community Council is the conscience of the community to encourage and stimulate the com- MRS. THELMA SASSER munity toward the enactment of the Bill of Rights which is a posi tive statement of the rights of everyone. It puts the emphasis on the belief that everyone is basi cally honest and that the majority will lead the minority of dishonest. Another definition of the Com munity Council is the idea of the Community Council being used as a cementing or uniting force be tween the diffei'ent groups or areas ! of the community—faculty, staff, and students. The Community Council is the body to which any member of the community may appeal to have a matter or issue investigated to restore harmony between two dif ferent areas of the community. An example is a student may recom mend the investigation of an inci dent concerning a faculty or staff member or vice versa. The power of the Community Council is to recommend to any group about any subject or in any area where there seems to be a problem to which attention needs to be called. The Community Coun- (Continued on page 4) Program Scheduled To Begin At 3 P. M. Plans for the installation of Thomas Asa Collins as the first President of Wesleyan College on October 25 have been completed, according to Dr. Jack W. Moore, chairman of the Inaugural Com mittee. The public has been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony which will start with the forma tion of the Academic Procession at the Gravely Science building. The inauguration will begin at 3:00 p. m. on the campus in front of the Braswell Administration Build ing. Delegates from colleges, univer sities, learned societies, boards, educational and professional or ganizations will register at 11 a. m. at the Main Lounge of the Student Union Building with a luncheon for delegates and guests at noon in the same building. An open house of the buildings for the delegates and guests of the College will start at 1:00 p. m. After the inauguration ceremon ies, the President’s Reception will be held at the newly completed President’s Home on campus. The Academic Procession will consist of the following: The College Marshall, Dr. Willard B. Gatewood; delegates from col leges and universities; delegates from learned societies, boards; Fa culty of Wesleyan College; Trus tees of Wesleyan; members of the Rocky Mount Area Wesleyan Col lege Foundation; and The Inaugural Party. Mr. Luther W. Hill of Tarboro, Chairman of the Board of Trus tees, will preside. Dr. Robert E. Cushman, Dean, Duke Divinity School of Duke Uni versity, will give the Invocation. Dr. Jack W. Moore, Academic Dean of Wesleyan College, will pre sent Dr. William C. Archie, Direct or of the Board of Higher Edu cation of the state of North Caro lina. Dr. Archie will give the In augural address. His topic will be “The Idea of a Christian College.” The antheim, “O Be Joyful” will be sung by the Wesleyan Singers under the direction of Dr. William Sasser, Director. The charge to President Collins will be given toy Paul N. Garber, Resident Bishop, Richmond area, The Methodist Church. After Presi dent Collins is inaugurated. Bishop Garber will offer the prayer of con secration. President Collins will then give his response. Immediately following the Re cessional, Bishop Garber will give the benediction.