Volume VI Number 22
Elon CoUege, Elon CoUege, N.C. 27244
Thursday, March 20, 1980
New courses add
by Robin Adams
Some new and timely courses are being offered for fall 1980
The recently approved English-Journalism major prompted
the addition of several courses in the communications area.
Magazine Journalism classes will study the fundamentals of
magazine copy, photography, type faces, art and layout design.
These students will be working on the college yearbook.
Radio theater classes will examine the writing, acting, and
producing of radio drama.
Journalism Histc ry, Law and Ethics, Comm. 420, will be a
survey of the history of journalism in the United States with
laws governing libel.
People who are interested in computer science will have two
new courses to choose from. Computer Concepts and
Advanced Topics in BASIC are the new classes. William R.
Parks will be the new computer science professor b ecause the
college has added a computer science minor.
Seven new courses are added to the English department:
Introduction to Literature; World Literature 1, change over
from the one semester course in world literature; Fundamentals
of Grammar; Dramatic Literature I, Myth, Fantasy and
Modern Fiction; and The Political Novel.
Other new courses include History of Art: Pre-History
through Middle Ages (ART 221-A), Small Business Finance
(BA372-A), Great Britain: Today and Yesterday (HIS 271-A),
Research Methods (PS, PA, SOC 212-A), Modern Israel:
Land, Religion and People (REL 275), The Way of Zin (REL
371-A), and Sociology of Deviance (SOC 472-A).
Winter term and spring 1981 also have some tentative
offerings of new classes.
Winter 1981 offers Snow Skiing; Israel, Egypt and Jordan
Studies Abroad; Advanced Editing and Editorial Writing;
Types of Love in Literature; North Carolina Writers; Image of
the Teacher in English Literature; Introduction to Mental
Retardation: Managing People; Supervision; and Social and
Spring 1981 offers History of Art: Renaissance to the
Present, Small Business Management, World Literature II,
Science and Human Values in Literature, the Synoptic Gospels,
and Cultural Anthropology: Primitive People Today.
Preregistration runs from March 27 - April 2. These new
courses are being offered to make one’s curriculum more
exciting and to broaden the areas of study for many majors and
minors. Students are reminded that some of these courses are
not permanent, so if they are interesting to individuals, they
should register for them now.
First class award
Cathy Buchanan takes advantage of the spring feather to study under the oaks. With the erratic
spring weather, students are taldng advantage of each pretty day to be outside— studying or
Greeks announce weekend fete
by Jeff Batts
Greek Weekend competi
tions will begin at 5 p.m.
today, kicking off with a
Greek events will go on
through Sunday with Friday
Shea Teague, Sig'na Pi
and Gwen McConnell. ZTA,
chairpersons of the Greek
Weekend Committee, predict
this year’s competition will
be the best ever.
“The Greek Weekend com
mittee and the college have
worked closely together to
make this a great event for
the whole school. We hope
everyone, including the fa
culty, will get involved,” says
Today — 5 p.m. — Dance
contest; 8:30 p.m.—Blast at
National Guard Armory ($3
at door). Transportation pro
vided by Elon bus for 25 cents
Friday, Mdrch 21 — 10
a.m.— Chariot judging; 11
a.m.— Chariot racing; 1
p.m.—Golf & golf accuracy,
racquetball, find bowling; 1:30
—hot shot, free throw;
2:30— Bike race, 3 p.m.—
Tennis; 3:30— Archery; 7:30-
Ping Pong, pinball, foosball,
backgammon, pool, darts,
and arm wrestling.
Saturday, March 22 — 10
a.m.— 50 yard dash, 100
yard dash, 220 yard run, 440
yard relay, mile run; 2 p.m.—
Soccer kick, frisbee throw,
football throw, softball
throw; 8 p.m.— Swimming—
1(X) meter, 200 meter relay, 25
meter clothes, 50 meter inner-
Sunday, March 23 — 10
a.m.— Potato sack race,
three leg race, wheel barrow
race, egg throw, eating con
test, tug-of-war, obstacle
course; 2 p.m.— Softball
Pendulum receives honor rating
The Pendulum, weekly
newspaper of Elon College,
has been awarded the honor
rating of First Class for the
fall semester, 1979-80, by the
Associated Collegiate Press
national critical service at the
School of Journalism, Uni
versity of Minnesota.
News of the recognition
among national merit awards
came to the newspaper’s
adviser, Dr. Mary Ellen
Priestley, last Friday. The
Elon weekly is judg^ with
U.S. newspapers published
by four-year colleges and
universities with enrollments
ranging from 2,001 to 4,000
Editorial leadership and
opinion features were cited
for a special mark of distinc
tion. The range and variety of
topics rated “excellent,” and
editorial writing was said to
be “generally good” with an
overall score of “excellent.”
The judge summed up com
ments on The Pendulum with
“Strong, solid journalism
gives a good view of your
school and students.”
Commended also were the
scope of news sources, variety
and balance including com
munity and college, and
feedback through letters to
Craig Harris, editor, said,
“I am very pleased. I want to
thank the staff of last semes
ter for doing such a good job.
This semester we hope to go
Bill Sharpe, chairman of
the Communications Media
Board, the publisher, said,
“I’m very pleased for every
body. This is an indication of
great strides made by the
staff. We owe a debt of
gratitude to all those that
have worked with The Pen
dulum.” He added, “It’s
gratifying to me that today
gee Pendulum, p. 4
SGA-SUB is sponsoring a dance Saturday night, second
floor McEwen at 9 p.m. until. Admission is $1 per person.
Music by Mighty Moto Disco, bance contest with prize, light
show and special effects to highlight the evening. Beach, rock
and roll, and disco to be featured.
National Library Week will be observed April 13-19 on
campus. The Iris Holt McEwen Library will hold a
competition during the week; for the person who guesses the
number of books circulated between April 13-19, there is a
prize of ICX) free copies at the copy machine.
National Library Week helps to promote librknes,
educatiou, books and reading.
Filing deadline for SGA officers. Senate, and class officers
is April 3. Applications and information is available at the
SGA office on second floor. Long Student Center. Students
must have a 2.0 average to run for a position.
Venetia Toren “Tory” Everett, a senior, was elected by
members of her class to the Elon College Board of Trustees
for the 1980-82 term at the spring meeting of the board.