North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. LXV
Number 4
November 5,1982
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
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
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
New Courses Approved
The following new courses
have been approved by the
Curriculum Committee and
the Faculty; ^
Math 140. Introduction to
Numerical Analysis. One
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
Offered annually, fall and
Religion 101. Early and
Medieval Religion in Western
Culture. (Thompson) One
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
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
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
Religion 136. Religion and
the Modern World.
Parents Weekend Schedule *
Friday, November 5
Registration in Main Hall
Dinner in Refectory ($3.15 per person)
Salem Showcase (Student Entertainment)
Sundae Party in Refectory
Saturday, November 6
Coffee and Sugarcake at the President’s Home
10:45-11:30 Welcome, Meet Dr. Litzenburg, and General Parent’s
Talk will be given on special campus programs such as
January Term, Career Planning and Placement, Clubs at
Salem, and Computers
Lunch in Refectory ($2.45 per person)
Open House in Student Life and Fitness Center
Pig Pickin’ in Refectory (Price to be Determined)
Salem’s History - A slide show will be given in Hanes
Auditorium concerning the restoration of Old Salem and
Salem College
Sunday, November 7
Coffee and Doughnuts in the FAC
10:00-10:30 Interdenominational Worship Service to be held in Shirley
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-
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
Nancy had taken pictures
for the book and had hoped to
have it ready for the printer
late this year or early next
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
Nancy’s many con
tributions and services to the
campus and community will
be greatly missed.

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