Thursday, March 7, 1985
Volume XI, Number 19
^rofessor resigns position as honors director
By Vicky Jiggetts
Student A£Tairs Editor
Dr. Anne Ponder is resigning
s director of the Elon College
lonors Program. After holding
position for seven years,
bonder has decided to return to
i-titne teaching here at Elon.
ier resignation will be effective
I the end of this semester.
As Ponder recalled her years as
ircctor of the honors program,
le said, “I certainly enjoyed the
logram. I conceived the pro-
mi, developed it, and im-
bnente'^ it. I was the founding
toor of the program.”
The program is widely
recogiuzed by other colleges, and
in a letter to Ponder, Dr. Chris
White, vice president for
academic affairs, said she
“created and sustained a program
that is the envy of many other in
Ponder has been on the ex
ecutive committee of the National
Collegiate Honors Council and is
a former president of the North
Carolina Honors Association.
Besides her desire to return to
ftill-time teaching. Ponder said
that there are other reasons
behind her resignation. ”At this
point, the best thing for this pro
gram, is to give this healthy pro
gram to someone else, to give it
some new energy and new vi
sion,” she said. ”I think that I’ve
done for the honors program all
that I can do.”
Ponder said that she has
discovered during the seven years
of the honors program that there
are other areas in which she
would like to work. ”The reason
for my resignation is that I want
a change,” Ponder said.
"Specifically on the horizon for
me in the fall are more oppor
tunities for leaching and scholar
She will be teaching American
Literature, Public Speaking, and
A taste of spring
Robert Morabito left, and Doug Sorrells right, bring their books outside to enjoy the unusual warm
Weather Saturday—perhaps to get a start on their spring tans.
REO Speedwagon Review
a General Studies Seminar call
ed, “Social Change in American
Films.” Ponder said that her
scholarly flelds are in American
detective fiction and film
criticism. She plans to continue
research in these areas.
Ponder compared her resigna
tion and need for a change to the
biological changes in humans.
She said, “I learned in biology
that our biological cells replace
themselves about every seven
years. So even in a biological
sense. I’m a completely different
person now than I was seven
years ago. Human beings grow,
and part of growing is change.”
Or. Anne Ponder
Photo By Jamie Cobb
Cable in all dorm rooms
rejected as too costly
By Loretta Bivins
Students expecting to tune in to cable television in their dorm rooms
by the end of this month will be disappointed.
According to Buck Bayliff, auxiliary services director for the col
lege, it was originally thought that Cablevision of Alamance and the
college had worked out a contract to wire the dormitories. When they
met for final negotiations, however, Elon could not accept the condi
tions of the contract, Bayliff said.
Cablevision wanted to wire every dorm room with cable, regardless
of whether the residents wanted the service Bayliff said.
The cost for this would have been $14.95 per room every month,
he said, and that would have forced the college to raise the cost of
room and board.
College officials felt that it would unfair to students to force cable
TV service upon them, because some students don’t have televisions
to utilize it, and other students might not want the service at all.
But the news is not all bad for students looking forward to cable.
The college will probably buy its own satellite system. Officials are
now taking proposals from different companies, according to Bayliff.
The system will probably include two dishes, says Bayliff. One will
be a fixed dish and the other can be moved to enable broadcast of
“By owning our own system, we can do a lot more educational
ly,” Bayliff said. Lectures can be pulled and video conferences will
be possible, he said.
Program offerings include a movie channel, a sports channel, ETV,
and “MTV will be high on the list,” Bayliff said.
By next fall, students should have the service available to them at
a cost of about $10 to $12 per month, he said.