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The Year in Pictures Hage 4-5
Vol. LXlV
Number 12
May 7,1982
serving the salem college community since 1920
Seniors Select Weddington As Speaker
Stephanie Vance
The class of 1982 has
selected Sarah Weddington as
its commencement speaker.
In 1977 Weddington became
the general counsel to the
U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the depart
ment’s highest ranking at
torney. Since that time she
has been a special assistant to
President Jimmy Carter. She
was later promoted to the
senior White House staff.
Today Weddington is a
contributing editor of
Glamour magazine. She also
teaches a course on leader
ship at Wheaton College.
Kathy Mattson, vice-
president of the senior class
stated, “the senior class is
looking forward to Sarah
Weddington as our com
mencement speaker, because
with her background and
qualifications we feel certain
she will enhance the com
mencement ceremony.”
The five girls on the
commencement committee
sent out a ballot to each
member of the class with
specifications, such as
whether the class would
prefer an academian, an
executive, a politician, or a
member of the media. The
majority of the class voted for
a politician, narrowing the
selection list considerably.
After another vote on specific
speakers. Senator Bob Doles’
wife was first choice. Since
she declined, the search
Other possibilities were
Andy Griffith and Beverly
Sills. The committee then
referred to a list of speakers
published by The American
Program Bureau. Four
women and one man were
extracted from this list for
final voting. The seniors
voted once again and Sarah
Weddington was chosen.
With a small budget and
many people to please, Kathy
Mattson had a difficult and
time consuming job. As a
class the seniors are pleased
and excited about their final
choice. Jennifer Ingram,
senior said “She will be an
interesting speaker because
she has done so many things
and gone so far. She will be a
good role model for us all.”
Commencement exercises
will be held in Salem Square
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.
(Rain location will be Hanes
Auditorium). All students are
invited to attend com
mencement exercises.
Baccaleaurate services will
be held at Home Moravian
Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday,
May 22. The Reverend J.
Hobbs will officiate.
Reverend Hobbs is a former
chaplain at Virginia
Epsicopal School inv Lyn
chburg, Va. He is presently
the pastor of St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, also in
Students and Faculty to Receive Honors
Honors Assembly will be
held Tuesday, May 11, on the
last day of clashes.
A few changes have been
*Hade in the Honors Assembly
ihis year. Attendance is
■■equired, and as in the
Opening convocation, seniors
"’ll! wear caps and gowns,
3nd faculty will dress in
Academic regalia.
The purpose of Honors
Assembly, said Academic
Dean Patricia Sullivan, is “to
Acknowledge academic
leadership ... and community
Contributions.” Several
Oiusic and art awards will be
presented, among them the
Dresser Scholarship for an
Outstanding music education
P^ajor, the Winnie Warlick-
Simpson Awards for ex
cellence in music theory and
composition, the K. Boyd
Demley Voice Award, the
Outstanding Music Educator
Award, and the Class of 1976
Art Award, Rondthaler
Awards for art. literature,
^Pd music will also be
Recognition will be given to
new members of the honor
organizations including; the
Honor Society; Alpha
Lambda Delta, freshman
honor society; Alpha Psi
Omega, dramatic fraternity;
Arete, senior honor society;
Phi Alpha Theta, history
society; Pi Gamma Mu; and
Who’s Who Among Students
in American Colleges and
President’s Prizes will be
awarded to students in a
number of academic areas,
including $100 to the fresh
man and junior with the
highest grade point average.
Service and leadership
awards include the Marion
and Alice McGlinn Award,
the Pfohl Awards, and the
Spirit Awards. The $50
McGlinn award is given to the
senior displaying outstanding
qualities of leadership on
The Pfohl awards are given
10 a student and faculty
member exemplifying strong
citizenship, Christian
character, loyalty, and
service to the college.
The Spirit Award is a new
award which will go to a
student from each class who
has been voted by her
classmates as having made
behind-the-scenes contrib
utions to the school. The
Pierrot award will go to an
outstanding member of
Members of the tennis team
and volleyball team will also
be recognized.
Students to Dig for Ruins
Exam Schedule
Thursday, May 13-
Tuesday, May 18:
9 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19:
9 a.m.
Exams may be picked
up 30 minutes prior to the
stated exam period and
must be returned 15
minutes after the period.
Nine Salem students will
be getting their hands
dirty around Old Salem
this summer during a
month long archaeological
dig. The students, as
members of a Sociology
independent study, will
begin excavating the ruins
of a 19th century home, the
ruins of which lie under an
existing house that will be
The research will be
supervised by Dr. Michael
Hammond from Chapel
Hill who is employed by
Old Salem, Inc. The group
hopes to discover the
foundations of the house,
and through some sur
veying techniques, they
would like to determine
where doors and windows
are located. The students
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