Vol. LXV Number 4 November 5,1982 Wht alemite serving the salem college community since 1920 Hunger Fast Set for November 18 by Sandra Freuler This year more than half a million Americans will participate in Oxfam America’s Annual Fast for a World Harvest on Thursday, November 18. Here at Salem students, faculty, staff and ad ministration will have the opportunity to participate in the fast, which is jointly being sponsored by a variety of Salem groups. The fast is being organized and directed by a large ad-hoc committee of students, faculty and ad ministrative volunteers ^hich Dr. Clark Thompson is beading. By giving up meals for a day and donating food money to people who are struggling to overcome hunger and poverty, fast participants will be joining in a common expression of humanity. All students on the boarding plan will be able to give up their meals or fast on Thursday, Nov. 18. The money from skipped meals will be contributed by the college to the Fast for Hunger. Individual con tributions of money will also be accepted. The committee would like to encourage everyone to fast in some way on the 18th. The fast wiU be brought to a close with a special gathering and folk sing in Salem Square early in the eveining, on November 18. Posters and information about the fast will be distributed on campus the week before*’the event and an information table about Oxfam America’s annual Fast for a World Harvest will be in the refectory beginning Thursday, November 11. . Oxfam America is a non profit, international service agency which funds disaster relief and self-help development programs in 26 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The name “Oxfam” comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in England in 1942. Over the past years, Oxfam has gained a reputation for innovative yet realistic aid to some of the poorest people in the world. Oxfam America, based in Boston, was established in 1970 as an independent U.S. associate of the British agency. In its most- recent fiscal year Oxfam America attracted more than 4.5 million dollars in con tributions for its work. The dollars raised through Oxfam’s nationwide fast go to aid people on farms and villages overseas who have organized to meet their own needs. They are educating themselves and their children, growing more and better food and learning new economic skills. The Fast is not tied to a particular religion, group or philosophy. It has become a tradition in thousands of communities and it continues to grow and thrive each year as Americans show their concern with a personal act of commitment. New Courses Approved The following new courses have been approved by the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty; ^ Math 140. Introduction to Numerical Analysis. One Course. Solutions of equations in' one variable, interpolation 3nd polynomial ap proximation, numerical differentiation and in tegration, solutions of linear systems, and intial-value problems for ordinary dif ferential equations. Exam ples will be taken from the Physical and biological sciences. Prerequisite; Math 101 and Computer Science or Permission of the instructor. Religion 100. Biblical Studies, Introduction to the fiible. (Kelly) One Course. A historical and literary study of the Old and New 'Testaments. The course provides an opportunity for students to read significant and representative portions of the Bible and to relate this material to other areas of study in their liberal arts education. Offered annually, fall and spring. Religion 101. Early and Medieval Religion in Western Culture. (Thompson) One Course. The development of religious expression in Western civilization from the close of the New Testament to the fifteenth century. Emphasis on Christian and Jewish institutions. The impact of religion on culture and intellectual thought. Offered annually, fall. Religion 102. Western Religious Traditions from the Reformation to the Twentieth Century. (Thompson) One Course. Religious thought and in stitutions from the sixteenth century Reformation to the present. Emphasis on Protestant, Catholic and Jewish movements in the modern world and their in teraction with Western civilization. Offered annually, spring. With the addition of new religious courses, the following courses will be deleted from the curriculum; Religion 103. Introduction to the Old Testament. Religion 104. Introduction to the New Testament. Religion 125. Religion and the Hellenistic-Roman World Religion 126. The Medieval Image and Christianity. Religion 135. Religion from the Reformation to the Enlightenment. Religion 136. Religion and the Modern World. Parents Weekend Schedule * Friday, November 5 4:00-5:30 Registration in Main Hall 5:30-6:30 Dinner in Refectory ($3.15 per person) 8:00-9:30 Salem Showcase (Student Entertainment) 9:30- Sundae Party in Refectory Saturday, November 6 8:30-10:30 Coffee and Sugarcake at the President’s Home 10:45-11:30 Welcome, Meet Dr. Litzenburg, and General Parent’s Meeting 11:30-12:55 Talk will be given on special campus programs such as January Term, Career Planning and Placement, Clubs at Salem, and Computers 12:00-1:15 Lunch in Refectory ($2.45 per person) 2:00- Open House in Student Life and Fitness Center 5:00-7:00 Pig Pickin’ in Refectory (Price to be Determined) 7:30- Salem’s History - A slide show will be given in Hanes Auditorium concerning the restoration of Old Salem and Salem College Sunday, November 7 9:30-10:00 Coffee and Doughnuts in the FAC 10:00-10:30 Interdenominational Worship Service to be held in Shirley Auditorium 11:00-1:00 Brunch in Refectory (Price to be Determined) Salemite Advisor Dies Alicia Nancy Stephens by Stephanie Vance Alicia Nancy Stephens, director of public information for Salem College and Academy, died October 15, as the result of an aneurysm. Nancy was born in Philadelphia and received a bachelor’s degree in jour nalism from Indiana University. She received a master’s degree in English from Ohio State University and a business degree from Grove City College. Nancy had pursued further study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1969 Nancy came to Winston-Salem as director of youth activities for the YWCA. She took the position of director of Salem’s public relations and information in 1975. Nancy served on Publications Board, she was also an advisor to The Salemite, and she guest- lectured in journalism and writing courses in Salem’s Communications Program. Nancy was a skilled journalist and photographer. She once told a seminar here that she enjoyed writing “because it gives windows to my soul and creativity.” As a freelance writer Nancy had articles published in the Christian Science Monitor, Flower and Garden Magazine, North Carolina Education Magazine, State Magazine, North Carolina People, The National YWCA Magazine, The Bicentennial Gazette, Southern Living and The Sentinel in Winston- Salem. Nancy’s most current project had been a children’s book entitled, “Hug.” The book told the story of an abandoned opossum, which was found near the site of the Fiddler’s Convention in Iredell County. The opossum was then raised by a . young girl. Nancy had taken pictures for the book and had hoped to have it ready for the printer late this year or early next year. A public memorial service for Nancy was held at Home Moravian Church on Oct. 22. On October 27, Dr. Clark Thompson conducted a memorial service for Salem administration, faculty, and students in the Fine Arts Center. Nancy’s many con tributions and services to the campus and community will be greatly missed.