VOL. 10, NO. 2
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRroAY, SEPTEMBER 23,1994
EVER UPWARD AND ONWARD — Work is continuing steadily and quickly on the new Perform
ing Arts Center as the cleared land has given way to scaffolding and the first signs of the coming
facility. (This photo is by somebody.)
Elections held on campus
for class presidents, officers
By GREG PURCELL
The Student Government As
sociation lield elections Sept. 13
for the positions of Freshman
Class President, Junior Class
President, Adult Degree Program
representative, and Senator at
Shannon Johnson was elected
to the position of Senator at Large
and Michael Ward took the posi
tion of Freshman Class President.
The Adult Degree Program rep
resentative and Junior Class Presi
dent remain open.
Johnson said that she “was ex
cited about being elected to the
She said she ran for the posi
tion because she was “concerned
with the spending that goes on
Chris Brandt, President of
SGA, said that election turnout
was lower than last year.
“In the fall, elections are harder
to run,” Brandt said.
SGA holds its meetings every
other Monday at 10:30 a.m. in
the SAC. The next meeting is Oct.
Those with any questions or
concerns are encouraged to come
and let them be known to the
SGA Budget —
Col. Republicans 0
By ALAN P. FELTON
A 13-member committee
along with the Academic Search
Consultation Service has begun
the effort to name a permanent
replacement for former North
Carolina Wesleyan College presi
dent Dr. Leslie H. Gamer.
The presidential search com
mittee consists of members from
the faculty, staff, student body,
and Board of Trustees of North
Carolina Wesleyan College. The
Academic Search Consultation
Service (ASCS) is a non-profit
service based in Washington,
Dr. Richard Watson, profes
sor of history at Wesleyan and a
member of the search committee,
said that the main goal of the
search is “to hire a successful
The committee would like to
find a candidate that is “well
rounded, possesses flexible, di
verse skills, is committed to the
liberal arts ideal, and can balance
local community concerns with a
global vision of educational pur
pose,” Watson said.
“Les Gamer has made the stan
dard. After Dr. Garner, we know
what is possible to have. This
clarifies our standard in finding a
replacement,” Watson added.
The Academic Search Consul
tation Service, which recently
completed a presearch study of
Wesleyan’s needs, is a national
service that has completed over
350 searches since starting in
1976. ASCS employs nine con
sultants, including Stanley F.
Paulson who conducted the
Bmce T. Alton and Samuel R.
Spencer, Jr., also consultants with
ASCS, are expected to conduct
the main search, which will be
completed in about six months.
According to the ASCS search
proposal, the cost of the search
will range from $51,900 to
$46,900, including $31,000 in
Stanley Paulson said that
ASCS has “a history of success.”
He also said his firm could facili
tate the search process by “find
ing candidates on a national ba
sis, placing Wesleyan in contact
with three to five candidates that
could not be found by any other
source. We also do extensive
background checks on each po
SGA approves fall budget
By PATRICK BRANNAN
The North Carolina Wesleyan
College Student Government As
sociation unanimously passed the
budget for the first semester at
their first meeting Sept. 19.
Campus Activities Board,
CAB, received the largest amount
of funding at $26,977.13 or 47.80
percent of the total semester bud
get. CAB provides all funding for
the activities and entertainers that
come to campus.
The Dissenter, the college
yearbook, received the second
largest amount of $7,795.37 or
13.81 percent of the semester bud
get. The total cost for the year
book is about $14,000 a year.
SGA treasurer Phil Gray said
the budget process went well. The
finance committee, who makes all
the decisions on the individual’
organization’s request, worked
hard to hammer out a fair budget.
The SGA contingency fund
was budgeted at $2,965 for the
semester. This amount includes
funding for the Senior and Sopho
more classes. The Senior class
was budgeted $900 and the
Sophomore class $50. That leaves
about $1,900 in contingency for
The contingency fund is used
for funding organizations that pe
tition during the semester and for
funding any new organizations or
any unforeseen costs.
Gray said, “There is already a
waiting list of four groups that
are petitioning for money, a lim
ited amount, and each semester
there are organizations that form
and ask for money.
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