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SeptemBer 17, 1990
Controlling AIDS In the '90s
[Dr. Richard Keeling Says it Depends on Self Esteem and Awareness
I Karen Lewis
The Salemite
Dr. Richard P. Keeling, the current
Director of Student Health at the Uni
What was most important was
:hat he stressed the values of
self-esteem and awareness. It
^as a refreshing change from
Ihe homophobic doomsayers we
|ee at work in our nation's capi
versity of Virginia and a consultant to
Health Advocates, addressed an audi
ence of students, faculty, and staff from
area colleges Wednesday afternoon in
Hanes Auditorium. His subject was
"H. I. V. and You: The Second Dec
ade." He was joined by colleague Eric
Engstrom, also involved in Health
Aids, Dr. Keeling explained, can no
longer be thought of as a gay's disease.
More and more heterosexuals through
out the world are being diagnosed as
carriers of the AIDS virus, and in
cluded in that risk are college stu
The thrust of Dr. Keeling's lecture
dealt not with the scientific character
istics of disease, nor did it deal with
treatments or legislation. He sp>oke
about assertiveness and communica
tion, about knowingyourself and your
values and how that can help protect
you from the high-risk behavior asso
ciated with AIDS. What was impor
tant was that he stressed the values of
self-esteem and awareness. It was a
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lean Allen Brings Salem Community Together
°atriciaEarnhardt & Karen Elsey
The Salemite
t - A new era in Salem's history began
ith the arrival of Dean Annette Allen.
^ Dean Allen is like a breath of fresh air
on the Salem College campus. Her
enthusiasm and love of learning is
evident in every word she speaks,
j Dean Allen was appointed as Dean
of Salem at the end of the '89-'90 school
year and arrived in August. During
her first month Dean Allen has become
a true 'Salemite.' She loves having a
key to Gramley library where she goes
at night to read the Salem archives.
Dean Allen has great interest in
Emphasizing personal creativity. She
ants to "foster creativity in both the
students and the faculty." "Through
stories," she stated, "we tell ourselves
about ourselves."
According to Dean Allen, Salem gives
ople the opportunity to find them-
Ives; something one could not do in
a large university. "It takes people
who call you out of yourself and allow
ou to come forth," she said. She also
emphasized the importance of a
"commonality" of interests within a
photo by Patricia Earnhardt
Dr. Jim Booth talks with Denise Decker and Anna Moomaw during mid-week break.
Last week the first mid- week break
was held on the back porch of Main
Hall. Students, administration, faculty
and staff held informal discussions over
cookies and tea.
During a recent interview. Dean
I Allen mentioned establishing a mid-
J week break for the Salem community
I during which students, faculty, admini-
I stration, and staff could gather infor
mally. "Salem can be a community
I where we engage freely on all levels."
Dean Allen has brought one of many
new ideas to reality.
A conference for women writers is
already planned for the spring. She
also hopes to develop a poetry contest
for high school students sponsored by
Salem. Dean Allen feels that it is im
portant to "bring the quality of this
paradise to the outside world."
Dean. Allenisalso excited about "the
new scholarship in all the sciences on
how people have looked on a wo^n s
condition in society and how it has
progressed." 'at makes the past rnore
livable and palatable for all of us.''
Her experience while teaching in a
A Marriage Made
In Heaven
adapted from The Winston
Journal by Kathryn White
Protestant parish in East Harlem
deeply affected her life. There she
"became acquainted with the shad
owy side of life." After receiving her
undergraduate degree, she spent
several years at the American African
Institute in Ghana, West Africa.
Dean Allen received her masteP s
degree from Southern Methodist Uni
versity. There she was the director of
continuing education and an assis
tant professor of English. She was
awarded her Ph.D. from the Univer
sity of Texas.
She has been the associate dean of
instruction at Rutgers University in
New Jersey.
Dean Allen is also an award-win
ning poet and is planning to teach
while at Salem.
The wedding of Dr. Natalia Ruth
Moehle and Dennis Ray Rushing, both
of Winston-Salem, was at 2 p.m. August
4 in the Rondthaler-Gramley House at
Salem College. The Rev. Ron Davis
The bride is the daughter of Capt.
Albert and Valia Moehle of Austin,
Texas. She is a graduate of the Univer
sity of Texas at Austin, where she also
earned a master's degree and a doctor
ate. She is an assistant professor at
Salem College.
The bridegroom is the son of the late
Brady F. and Lillian P. Rushing. He
attended Parkland High School and is
self-employed with Speedy Movers. His
children are Jody Rushing, Dana Rush
ing, and Stacy Rushing, all of Winston-
The ushers were Susie Murphy of
Wilmington, Anu Sharma of Smithville,
Sarah lYAlonzo of Raleigh and Sara
Dorgan of Winston-Salem.
'The couple will live in Winston-Sa
Dr. Moehle, Dr. Rushing, joined the
Religion department in 1984. Since then.
Dr. Rushing has proven herself to be a
caring and compasionate teacher and
friend. Her students, fellow faculty
members and friends wish her the best
as she begins her married life. Con
gratulations to Dr. Rushing, her hus
band and her new family!
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