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Volume XIX, Number 16
Serving the Elon College Community
March 4, 1993
■ The Gospel Choir will
perform at Elon's worship service
on Sunday at* 11 a.m. in Whitley
Auditorium'. A love offering will
also be collected for the family of
student Alice Pulley, whose
family home was recently
destroyed by fire.
■ Any senior who has taken a
Stafford or supplemental loan is
required by federal law to attend a
loan counseling session on
Tues., March 9 at 2:30 p.m. in
Yeager Recital Hall. For more
information, call the Financial
Planning Office at x2478.
■ If you can't cut it at Elon,
apply to clown college. Ringling
Bros, and Barnum & Bailey
Circus will be holding auditions
for the 1993 session of its own |
clown college (we're not making 1
this up) at 5 p.m. on Thursday at |
the Charlotte Coliseum. Classes
are held for eight weeks each fail
•n Venice, Fla.
four Years Ago: A west-1
bound train passing through Elon
believed it hit a pedestrian on the
tracks behind Long Student!
Center. No body was found, but
four beer cans were. Police were
tipped off that the incident was a [
*'oax, complete with dummy.
Seventeen Years Ago: In
^onor of Elon’s Founder's Day on
^arch 4, 1989, adviser to |
Resident Ford and former cabinet
''Member Rogers Morton addressed
campus on the need for|
Economic literacy and political
^•ghteen Years Ago:
olitical Science major and
^nior Barry Bradberry returned to
%n after an internship with the
0th district of the Virginia
Cach House of Delegates.
Tadberry is now associate dean
admissions and financial
•’•anning at Elon.
^ Actor Darryl Van Leer|
pTformed two of Malcolm X's
^ous speeches on Monday. See
® interview on page 5.
New Campus Center
Above is an artist's rendering of EbrVs new 74.314-square-foot campus center, which is scheduled to be completed in twenty months
Groundbreaking for the center will take place on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Gym parking lot. Students faulty and staff ^re in^^ted
participate in a "creative shovel" contest, with $150 for the winner. Judging will be at 3:30 p.m
after 7 seasons
After seven years as the Head
Coach of Elon’s men’s basketball
team. Bob Burton has resigned
Burton submitted his
resignation to Director of
Athletics Alan White prior to the
start of the 1993 basketball
season, but requested that the
announcement be withheld until
the end of the season.
Burton, who has spent the
past 24 years of his life coaching,
plans to open his own business
in the Elon area.
“For some time I have had
an interest in changing careers
and, with all things considered,
now is the best time to make that
move,” Burton said in a
statement released on February
Burton said that he will miss
athletics and plans to keep close
relationship with college.
Entire campus to be involved in
student assessment and evaluation
“1 will especially miss the
players with whom I have
worked, their families, and the
many friendships I have known
thrpughout the coaching
profession. I look forward to
cheering for the Fightin’
Christians in my new role as a
fan and supporter,” Burton said.
Burton finished his coaching
record at Elon 112-83 overall and
60-44 in conference play. With
his 112 wins. Burton ranks
fourth overall among Elon
basketball coaches. Burton’s 60
conference wins earns him a third
place ranking behind coaches Bill
Miller and Graham Mathis.
While Burton’s 1993 team
finished fourth in the South
Atlantic Conference, he ended
with an even 13-13 overall record
and 7-7 in the conference.
Elon College is taking a
different approach as to how it
assesses student performance this
Students will review the year
and plan for the next step in their
college career on Assessment and
Evaluation Day March II.
“The purpose of Assessment
and Evaluation Day is for the
student to evaluate and take stock
of where they are during the year
and encourage them to make the
best use of their time,” said Dr.
Bill Rich, associate dean of
In the past, sophomores and
seniors were required to take
assessment tests. This year the
Elon faculty and staff chose to
make this a campus-wide event to
get all students involved.
“We decided to change the
schedule of classes so that we can
get the freshman and juniors
involved,” Rich said.
Rich said that the day will be
a way to help improve the
“We hope to get feedback
from the students which can help
us improve anything from
curriculum to student activities,”
Due to the schedule of
events, class times will be
adjusted and college coffee will
be cancelled. However, lunch will
be served Under the Oaks,
Various events are scheduled
between 1 and 5 p.m. based on
the student’s class standing.
Freshmen are to meet with
their academic advi.;or or Elon
101 group at 1 p.m. and 2:30
p.m. The purpose of their
meeting is to evaluate the year
and discuss what they consider to
be the strengths and weaknesses
of Elon. Preregistration, declaring
a major, and transitions to majors
will also be discussed.
“What we hope to do is
match reality with the advertised
product,” Rich said.
See Assessment, Page 4