Thursday, December 12, 1985
Volume XII, No. 14
foundation’s SI million gift is college’s largest
ly Jane Kidwell
*■ The Martha and Spencer Love
' oundation has donated $1
* lillion to the Elon College
iisiness department. This is the
™ irgest single gift in the 97-year
* istory of the college.
^ The name of the business
:partinent will be changed to the
' lartJia ariJ Spencer Love School
i Biisiness in honor of the dono',
jho foiirided Burlington In-
jstrles, and liis wife.
Charles £. Love, chairman of
J t foundajica board of trustees
id son of Martha and Spencer
ove, made the announcement
Friday aftimoon at a press con
ference in Alamance Building.
Other members of the Love fami
ly and bo^d members were also
present. Elon Trustee Emily
Preyer accepted the gift on behalf
of the college.
Love said $225,000 of the
donation is payable immediately.
The balance is to be paid at a rate
of $100,000 annually within 10
President Fred Young said the
gift signifies a new chapter in
Elon College history. “It’s a
significant gift in its magnitude,”
said Young. “This amount of
financial support will have an im-
mediate and a long-term impact
on the quality of education that
the young men and women who
attend this institution receive.”
Young added that such an en
dowment “will help develop bet
ter programs to serve the young
men and women who attend and
to give further momentum to that
“Constantly increasing quality
is one of the primary causes of the
40 percent increase in applica
tions in the last two years,” said
Young, “and a rather substantial
increase in the qualr*" of the
students who are entering the in
The business administration
major is the largest academic pro
gram at Elon and involves 14
faculty members. The money will
be used for faculty salary
enhancement; student scholar
ships, grants and loans; stipends
for research assistants; and the
purchase of library resources,
supplies and equipment. The
master’s degree program in
business administration, which
was established last year, will
also benefit from the Lxsve Foun
“The Martha and Spencer
Love Foundation has made an in
vestment in this community, just
as the benefactors did so many
times when they invested in new
textile operations in this county,”
Young said. “I am convinced that
Mr. and Mrs. Love would share
See Grant, page 4
ky William Poston
‘Ipecial to The Pendulum
Tas Christmas approaches, the students, faculty and staff of Elon
vollege are looking forward to spending the holidays with their
'Imilies. Before everyone returns home, they can spend the last few
%ys of the semester getting a littie holiday spirit right here.
A traditional highlight of the Christmas season at Elon is the per-
^rmance of the Messiah, which will be at 8 tonight in Whitley
^ditorium. The Elon College Community Orchestra, directed by
Dr. David Bragg, and the Elon College Chorus, directed by Dr.
“itephen Ten Eyck, will give the concert, which is free and open to
^ The caroling that took place in front of Alamance last Christmas
^ fill be happening again this year. The Elon choir, along with choirs
® rom community churches, will sing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday.
*' Elon fraternities and sororities have been getting involved in the
“ Christmas spirit.
'' The brothers of Pi Kappa Phi assisted the town’s Appearance Com-
^ nission decorate street lights along Williamson Avenue last Friday.
® Uso, Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers have been caroling in the community
hif week. And the brothers of Sigma Pi collected canned foods for
the Burlington Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen last Sunday.
LThe sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha went Christmas caroling at Twin
ikes Retirement Coimnunity and have collected toys, clothes and
•^ood for the needy. Zeta Tau Alpha sisters have also collected can-
•fied food and clothes for a needy family in the community.
;■ . About 75 to 100 people attended last Friday night’s Christmas dance
The Lodge, according to David Atkins, director of student activities.
Student Union Board also took a van full of students Christmas
lopping at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon.
oto by Paul Marrts
^it's getting close
Elon students Gayle Grasich (left) and Lydia Shull (right) return home to their apartment
at Sheridan Place with their arms ftiU of packages. They spent the afternoon Christmas
shopping at Holly Hill Mall to get a jump on last-minute shoppers.
beyond month in England p. 5
Elon men take
four In a row p. 7