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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
SGA, MCA, MRA
Have High Hopes
For Next Year
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MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MAY 11, 1967
Susan Chapman, leannie Sams, and Lynn Dodge, presidents nf the MCA, SGA, and
MRA, respectively, pause at the Johnson Hall bulletin board, an important line
of their communication with Hie student body.
Officer Transitions Are Made
New Leaders Discuss Goals
By MARY WATSON NODE
With new leaders and new idt^s,
the Student Government Associa
tion, the Meredith Recreation As
sociation, and the Meredith Chris
tian Association plan to continue
the work of the 1967 associations
and to begin new projects. Work on
some needed changes has already
begun by the newly elected officers.
The Legislative Board, headed by
Teenie Sink, has continued and
added committees to those existing
last year. The committee studying
the possibility of changing the juris
diction of the college will resume.its
work next fall. Two new commit
tees have been formed to deal with
the re-evaluation of chapel five days
a week and to study the possibility
of eliminating Saturday classes.
Legislation to be presented to the
student body next semester deals
with the formation of a new penalty
for serious offenses in order to im
prove and to aid the work of the
judicial board. Students are now
punished for serious offenses by
probation, suspension, or expulsion.
The new penalty, probation with
social restrictions resulting in the
loss of class privileges, would allow
more fairness in fitting the punish
ment to the offense.
The independent committee
studying the drinking policy will be
continued next year. Although this
ccHnmittee has a wide base of sup
port and has done a great deal of
work, they have been cautioned to
remember that any change in the
drinking policy will take time.
The Judicial Board is also being
improved. As the result of a change
in policy, the guest oE a Meredith
student will have to sign a statement
taking full responsibility for her'ac-
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Tlie next isKue of the THE TWIG
will be published on May 25. All con
tributions and suggestions should be
given to the editor by May 17.
Sincc (he issue will be the last
edition of the year, THE TWIG would
like your evaluations of this acadcmic
yeur as a whole—K:hapcls, SGA, elec*
tions, Directions '67, and others.
Heilman Makes Changes
In Administrative Program
Josey, Coffer to Assume New Duties This Fall
Meredith College President E. Bruce Heilman has recently announced a new program of ad
ministrative organization. Miss Mary Bland Josey will assume the duties of Director of Admissions
and Registration wjth Miss Sue Ennis as Assistant Director of Admissions and Miss Kay Cockerham
as an assistant in the Office of Admis.sions. Mr. J. Henry Coffer will become Dean of Ciiapel
Miss Josey, the present Registrar of the college, will be in charge not only of admissions and
registration^ but also of student financial aid. Therefore, Dean L. A. Peacock will no longer have
a direct responsibility for admissions, but will be able to concentrate on matters of curriculum and
Dean of Chapel, Mr. Coffer will coordinate and direct all religious events at
Meredith including chapel, the
School of Christian Studies, and
Religious Emphasis Week. He will
work in conjunqtion with the college
minister who will soon be employed
at Meredith. Mr. Coffer will, how
ever, continue in his capacity as as
sistant professor of religion.
Miss Josey received her bache
lor of arts degree in mathematics at
Meredith College. In addition, she
studied for two years in England at
the University of Reading. She
joined the Meredith staff in 1953 as
assistant in the Department of Pub
lic Relations. She became Registrar
Mr, Coffer received the A.A, de
gree at .Armstrong College, B.A. de
gree at Mercer University, B.D.
degree at Yale University, and
Th.M. degree at Southeastern Bap
tist Theological Seminary at Wake
Forest. Mr. Coffer joined the Mere
dith faculty in 1963.
Miss Sue Ennis graduated from
Meredith College in 1964 with a
degree in English. She received the
Master of Arts degree in history
from Wake Forest. Miss Kay Cock
erham is presently a senior at Mere
dith, where she is the former chair
man of the Judicial Board and mem
ber of the Silver Shield. She will
graduate in June and assume her
new role at Meredith next fall.
Miss Mary Bland Josey
Mr. J. Henry Coffer
Retirements, Resignations From Faculty
Create Eleven Vacancies for '67-'68
School of Christian Studies
Will Be Held Here in June
This summer Meredith College Major leaders in religious thought
will hold the fifteenth annual School will present' lectures and lead dis-
of Christian Studies for ministers; cussions, on pertinent topics. The
and laymen from June 19 to 21. Reverend John Stone of Southern
I Pines will set forth the program he
has introduced to his community,
which deals with an effort to in
troduce a dynamism in the life of the
church members. The question,
“How can the central Christian affir-
The retirement of two professors
at the end of the current semester
heads the list of faculty changes for
the 1967-68 school year. Dr. Ethel
Tilley and Mrs. Helen Collins will
be leaving their duties here with a
combined record of thirty-nine years
teaching service to the college.
Dr. Tilley joined the Meredith
faculty in 1951 as an associate pro
fessor and was later given full pro
fessorship in the department of psy
Coronation, Horse Show, Concert Are Higblighis
College l-loids May Day
A bevy of beautiful girls and the theme, “Dance through the Ages,” joined to produce the annual
May Day festivities on Saturday, May 6. Senior Beverly Ann Scarborough from Mount Olive, who was
recently crowned “Miss Raleigh,” was in another coronation as she reigned as Queen of the May Court.
Other senior class attendants in the court were Carolyn Bennett of Winston-Salem, Maid of Honor;
Bess Ward of Bladenboro; and Carol Ann Griffin of Red Oak.
Junior class attendants were Mary Helen Harris of Henderson and Mary Harper Freeman of Kin
ston. Sophomores were Sheryl Deal of Burlington and Evelyn Carter of Winston-Salem. Freshman atten
dants were Evelyn Hodgin of Charlotte and Lisa Oates of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
The festivities began with a horse show at the recently-dedicated barn and stable complex. Mrs.
Mary McKay Edwards was in charge. Show events included beginner and saddle seat class, hunter class,
jump class, and hack park-hack class, A special attraction was a debut presentation of six new colts born
to college-owned horses this year.
The crowning of the queen was during ceremonies beginning at 4:00 p.m, in the campus amphi
theater. The art and modern dance departments collaborated on decorations and entertainment. The pro
gram featured dances emerging from a “time-tunnel” from pre-historic to modern times.
May Day weekend was also Hospitality Weekend at Meredith when members of the next year’s
Freshman Class were invited to the campus. For their benefit, the annual spring concert by the college
chorus was presented at 8:00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Members o( the Varsity Men’s Glee Club from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the direction of Robert Porco, joined the Meredith
Chorus, directed by Mrs. Jane Sullivan, in the concert.
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chology and philosophy. She is a
graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Uni
versity and earned her M.A. and
Ph.D, degrees at Boston University.
Mrs. Collins, assistant profes
sor of chemistry, joined the faculty
in 1941, She received her B.S. de
gree from Colorado State Agricul
tural College and her M.S. from
Iowa State College.
Other faculty members who have
resigned include Mrs. Callie Hard-
wickc, professor of home economics;
Mrs, Dorothy Greenwood, instruc
tor in English; Dr. Allison R. Man-
son, part-time associate professor of
mathematics; and Mrs. Joy Stevens
Reekie, part-time instructor in the
department of chemistry.
Mrs. Lynn MacDonald, instruc
tor in the health and physical edu
cation department, will be moving to
Richmond, Virginia to join her hus
band, who is employed there. Mr.
J. Oliver Williams of the history
and political science departments
will leave his part-time duties at
Meredith to work toward his Ph.D.
at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
Dr, Rosalie Gates, also of the his
tory department, has been granted
a leave of absence to do post-doc
toral work at the University of North
Carolina and Duke.
Also leaving will be Dr. R. Eu-
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To Sponsor Conduct
Annual Awards Day
The Astrotekton and Philaretian
societies will conduct Awards Day
on May 19, 1967. The respective
presidents, Betty Duckworth and
Ann Crockelt, will be in charge.
Perhaps the most important an
nouncement of the day will be made
by Dean Peacock in naming the
girls selected for “Who’s Who of
American Colleges and Univer
sities.” Mrs. Cleo Grover Perry will
present the Ida Poteat Scholarship
tor outstanding scholarship and
Christian character. Other academic
awards will include Sigma Alpha
lota awards, National Piano Play
ing Award, Ida Poteat Award, and
Alice B. Keith Award.
Creativity- will be recognized by
the presentation of the Astrotekton
Literary Award, Independent Read
ing Award, Ruth Ann Hubbell
Award, and the Elizabeth' Avery
Athletics will also assume a place
in the program. Deserving girls will
be honored as “Best All Around
Athlete” and with the Horseman