Welcome Elon Alumni
Thursday, October 3, 1985
Volume XII, No. 5
arade kicks off
plon College’s Homecoming Weekend promises to be one of the
fegest ever, with a number of activities, both traditional and new.
Dne of the new features this year will be a homecoming parade
fiday at 3 p.m.
Student Government Association President Shane Jones says he ex-
)cts that 20 to 25 floats will be in the parade, representing groups
id organizations from the college and community,
frhe parade will begin in the parking lot at the lacrosse field, turn
fht on O’Kelley Avenue, take another right onto Highway 100 and
iss in front of the college, continuing on and circling the area of
e campus which lies inside the wall.
A float competition is also being held, with awards for first, se-
md and third place.
The organization whose float wins first place will receive $500,
^00 of which will be donated to the United Way in that organiza-
The second place winner will get $200, with $100 going to the
nited Way; and third place is worth $100, $50 of which will be
mated to the United Way.
The winner of the float competition will be announced after the
irade at a pep rally in front of the fountain. The rally will feature
e Showband of the Carolinas, under the direction of Dr. Jack
'hite.Jones says he is very excited about all the things going on at
omecoming this year.
“This is the first time since I’ve been at Elon that I’ve seen this
uch support and energy generated,” he says.
In another change this year, the SGA is not sponsoring a dance,
«instead is sponsoring a concert by Sugar Creek in the Alumni Gym-
asium Friday at 8 p.m.
Jones says the SGA has made an effort this year to bring more
(omecoming activities to the campus to accommodate those students
iho do not have transportation and hopefully to increase participa-
on in the activities.
A number of events have also been scheduled for returning alum-
i, including the 12th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday
nd, on Saturday, a President’s Coffee, a picnic lunch, and the Alumni
lomecoming Dance later that evening.
■■The pregame show begins at 1:30 p.m. at Burlington Memorial
tadium with the introduction of the 1985 Homecoming Court and
erformances by the Showband of the Carolinas.
At 2 p.m. Elon takes on the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne College in the
lomecoming football game.
The taming begins
Photo by Joe Coco
A packed house in Whitley Auditorium last Wednesday watched as Petruchio, played by Steve An-
dresen (far left), began “taming” the “shrew,” Kate, played by Katy Grant (far right), whom he
has married. For the second year in a row, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival performed one
of the Bard’s plays here.
Elections draw large turnout
By Frank Isley
Elon College’s student elec
tions last week drew the biggest
response ever with 1,051 people
turning out to vote. That was
almost double the number of peo
ple voting in previous elections,
said Shane Jones, Student
Government Association (SGA)
Jones attributed the success of
this year’s elections to the in
troduction of precinct voting at
various locations around campus
and, for the first time, the use of
Jones said that working the
machines was much easier than
voting methods used in the past
and that everything went very
smoothly, “thanks to those who
helped of>erate the polls.”
Elected to offices in the
freshmen class were President,
Hydt Philbeck; Vice President,
Kent Pond; and Secretary/Trea
surer, Gretchen Maass.
Beth Godsey was elected to the
vacant office of Secretary/Trea
surer for the sophomore class.
Senators elected from the First
Precinct were Corey Cooper and
Charles Kashner. Those elected
from the Third Precinct were
Stephen Aushesman, David
Murao and William Powell.
The question of extending,
visitation was included on the:
ballot for survey purposes, accor
ding to Jones, but the president
did not release the results.