North Carolina Newspapers

    The Salemite
Vol.LXXNo.8
The Uncensored Voice OfThe Salem Commmunity
Febraary 23,1990
We Came, We Spoke,They Listened
hy Strut Newitt
First things first. Yes, the overnight male visitation proposal was
presented. And NO, the Board of Trustees did not vote on it. But before you
blame anyone else we, Paige Go2a, Mindy Worrell, and myself, would like
to accept complete responsibility for that decision.
When we volunteered, or more truthfully were appointed, to form a
combined committee for the male visitation proposal, we did this on behalf
of the entire student body of Salem College. We felt that it would be not
Only unfair but extremely inappropriate if we submitted an inadequate
proposal to be voted on. This action does not mean that the visitation
proposal will not be able to be voted on and possibly passed for next year.
We have, however, made a few changes in the proposal in order to satisfy
both sides involved. Here is an outline of the concerns that have touched on:
1. Responsibility for male guests
-noise violations
-guest in the halls
-theft
-security
-sexual activity
2. Male use of showers
3. Roommate conflicts
4. Parental consent
5. Room Draw
6. Disciplinary action
7. Date contract
We are also researching, with the school attorney the extent of the
institution’s liability concerning overnight male guests.
There is so much explanation that goes along with each of the stipulations
of the proposal that we have posted a copy in each dorm with the SGA
minutes from February. Both the Student Affairs Committee and the Board
of Trustees had a number of questions that we felt we answered competently
and completely. We would also like to welcome any questions, comments.
Ordeals that you students might have, because, after all this proposal is for
you.
Phon-a-thon Reaches Out
by Lauren Strain
Salem Academy and College
held its 13th annual Phon-a-thon
February 5-22. This year's goal
was $100,000 compared to the
1989 goal of $98,000. The
$100,000 goal breaks down to
$78,000 for the college portion of
the fund and $22,000 for the
Academy.
The Phon-a-thon has been used
successfully for the past twelve
years to encourage both Salem
alumnae and parents to contribute
to the Salem fund. The
Phon-a-thon lasts for three
weeks, and a dedicated group of
parents, students, and faculty
volunteers use a bardc of thirteen
phones to call people all over the
continental United States to
solicit pledges of support. This
year, the Phon-a-thon reached
approximately 9000 members.
This number is inclusive of the
parents and alumnae of both
Salem College and Academy who
have not yet contributed to the
Salem fund.
Prior to the Phon-a-thon, the
volunteer callers are well trained
in the skills of telephone
solicitation by a • vidoetape
demonstration and an example
package. Each night, during the
Phon-a-thon, all sorts of
incentive gifts are awarded to
the volunteers. This helps to
insure participation as well as
competition among participants.
This year's Phon-a-thon was
headed-up by Chi Chi Messick,
Helen Beets, Mary Martha
Whitener, and Strat Newitt.
Each worked hard and played a
significant role in the
Phon-a-thon’s success.
The money that is raised
through the annual Phon-a-thon
goes into the Salem College and
Academy Fund. The Salem Fund
provides the financial resources
to meet the annual monetary
needs of the College and
Academy. Tuition only covers
about 76% of the what is costs to
educate each student and thus,
the Salem fund is used to make up
the difference. In addition to
being an excellent method of fund
raising, the Phon-a-thon has
proven to be a lot of fun everyone
involved. It unites parents,
students, and teachers who are
all looking to continue making
Salem College and Academy the
best institution that it can
possibly be.
All Phon-a-thon pledges are
due before June 30, 1990. The
donors will be listed in the
Annual Report in September.
A Need for Departamental Expansion
by Patricia Earnhardt
Many students remember the
hassles of rushing to preliminary
registration in order to sign up for
those quick-to-fill classes, and
the desperate feelings that hit
When Registrar Nancy Bryan
Would add another course number
to the closed class list.
Conununications and Sociology
are the two most populated
majors, often making it difficult
for sophomores and (some) juniors
to get the classes they want.
As members of the class of '93
begin to declare their majors, the
need for faculty in both
departments is apparent.
To date, the Communications
program has 55 majors, one
full-time faculty and one
1/3-time. The Sociology
Department has 53 majors and
two full-time faculty. In an effort
to compete with the rising
number of (registering) majors.
Dr. Jim Booth, Associate
Professor of Writing and
Communications, and Dr. Cindy
Farris, Associate Professor of
Sociology, both submitted
proposals to the Academic
Planning committee requesting
additional faculty in order to
offer more courses in each
semester.
Dr. Booth feels that the
communications program is
holding it's own with an
over-load for both professors.
With an increase of faculty the
program will be resequenced,
include more options, and will
have fewer departmentally
shared courses. In the Sociology
department, added faculty would
spread course loads for professors
and open more courses for majors.
The Academic Planning
Conunittee, created by Dean Cobb
and Dr. Litzenburg, aides in
allocating open faculty positions
It deliberates on such issues as:
where the positions should be
allocated and where the largest
need is for additional faculty.
Until the committee was formed
last fall, there had not been input
by the faculty concerning the
needs in each department.
The first job of the new
committee was to deliberate over
an opening in the Science
department. It was decided that
the position would no longer be
filled. This has made it possible
to add adjunct faculty in another
area.
At this time, the committee is
conducting five national searches
for positions open in Arts
Management, Art History, Studio
Art, Religion and Philosophy,
and Interior Design (according to
the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools any course
that is offered as a major must
have at least one full time
faculty).
    

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