North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. LXVIII No. 3
March 1,1988
Salem Salutes
Sarah Fulcher
by Amy Washburn
Sarah Fulcher, one of Salem's
most famous graduates, came
through Winston-Salem as part of
her record-breaking run across the
United States on February 23.
During the day, Sarah ran across
the city to be honored at Salem by
the College and Winston-Salem
Mayor Wayne Corpening.
February 23 was proclaimed
Physical Fitness Day in
Winston-Salem in honor of Sarah.
Sarah was honored by current
Salem students at a dinner in her
honor. She contributed $1000.00 to
the College as the first installment
of what is to be the Sarah Fulcher
Leadership Award. Sarah
commented, "This is a really
special time to make everyone
aware of what Salem has done for
Sarah started this run on July
21 to raise money to build the
United States Fitness Academy.
Since then, she has run about 32
miles a day. Sarah says she has
been surprised by the American
hospitality: she received police
escorts throughout New Jersey and
New York and has received hotel
rooms at many points on her run.
However, she does have some
complaints about the traffic and
the cold—especially in the New
England area. She has already run
farther than any woman has run
continuously-about five thousand
miles-and when she surpasses
11,000 miles at the end of her U.S.
run, she will have run farther
continuously than any person of
either sex.
Sarah hopes to raise about a
million dollars with this run. She
leaves these words of inspiration
with Salem: "As women, you need
to realize who you are and what
you can do."
Administration Approves SGA Goals
by Paige Parker
Change occurs slowly at
Salem, but members of the
Executive Board have worked
hard to push for answers to the
five proposals made by the SGA
first semester. The most obvious
change has been sit-down dinner,
and the majority of students seem
happy with the change. Four
other areas were addressed by the
Executive Board along with the
Advisory Committee.
Executive Board started with
student body requests for change in
certain areas and continued by
asking the students which areas
were most important to them.
Meal style and meal time along
with textbook store problems were
the two most important issues the
student body wanted addressed.
Three other issues: using the
Refectory for dances, having a
class or scholarship for
leadership, and improving
problem with the blessing before
dinner. "It's hard with everyone
going in and taking a seat to get the
blessing said the way it should be,
but we're working on that also."
A Textbook Advisory Board
will be set up with Dean Thompson
working with representatives from
the different classes and faculty
members who comprise it. Turpin
remarked, "The Textbook Advisory
Board should become a forum for
communication between the
bookstore, faculty, student body,
and administration. Together all
members should be able to work
together to some understanding and
make students a little happier
about the textbook sales situation
while still leaving the bookstore
Another positive outcome is
the use of the Refectory for one
dance per academic year. This
year IRS will be held in the
Refectory and it should cut down on
costs tremendously. Laura Arndt,
Chairman of Honor Council,
stated, "We haven't had an event
in the Refectory since the year
before the seniors arrived. I think
we're a new group who can handle
ourselves well enough to keep the
Refectory looking great along with
having great times in it!"
A class for leaders is also &-
possibility for the future although
much work is still needed in this
area. Exactly what type of class
and who it will be open to is still
conditions of the dorms, were also
mentioned. Each member of
Executive Board worked in one
area along with certain members of
the Administrative Council. After
meeting individually, there was a
final meeting at which the
Administrative Council told the
Executive Board of their final
decisions on the five proposals.
Sit-down dinner has changed,
and most students seem to feel the
change is for the better. SGA
President Millie Eubanks stated,
"Dr. Litzenburg did not realize we
were having to stand outside in
cold weather and he assured me
that no student will have to stand
in the cold or eat cold food any
longer." Sit-down dinner has
altered times to Tuesday and
Thursday nights. Lynn Turpin,
SGA Vice-President, realizes that
although things have changed in
the Refectory there is now a
at question. Dean Thompson is
laying the groundwork and there
may be a seminar class offered for
those with leadership potential.
Age is a problem with some of
the dorms, but Eubanks quickly
emphasized that the problem has
been addressed and improvements
are going to occur. The main reason
for the slow improvements is
money. The changes can occur only
as the money comes in, but
electrical problems and roof
repairs are being done. Arndt said,
"There is no problem with students
living in the conditions now, but we
want to start improvements so that
dangerous situations will not
From all the work Executive
Board did they stress one thing
more than any other: all students
need to be heard. Eubanks
commented, "These were old
problems but we took them on. We
didn't take no for an answer, and
the Administrative Council
worked with us."

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