nivivjuiui LiDrary Raleigh, North Carolina , 1. rampt>e\' W'X'® S Co«ese Letters to TUH TIA/in Report on the Editor 1 n ■ 1 VV1 Lt SSL See Page Three III 1 W W 1 See Page Two Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College Vol. XLIII MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MARCH 6,1969 No. 9 Trustees Act To Implement College Plans After attending Meredith’s Found ers’ Day, committee meetings and a banquet, the Board of Trustees had an official meeting Feb. 28 to act on various committees recommenda tions. The afternoon meeting com menced with the adc^tion of a $2,321,130 operating budget, the largest in the history of the college. The buildings and grounds com mittee, chaired by Raymond A. Bryan of Goldsboro, disclosed plans for renovation of Johnson Hall. Remodeling will include a complete redesign of space formerly occupied by the college library for expansion Doctor Allen Burris Selected As New Dean of Instruction Robed seniors attend the Founders’ Day ceremony of administrative offices. The re modeling is expected to begin im mediately and should be completed by the 1969-70 school year. Heilman to Attend Seminars In Four European Countries It Excited and looking forward to is how President E. Bruce Heil man describes himself before his trip to Scotland, England, Russia, Austria and Germany. Traveling from Mar. 9-30, Dr. Heilman will be with other educa tors who are also attending seminars on “Changes in Upper Secondary and Higher Education in Europe.” The program is sponsored by the Comparative Education Society and the Commission on International Relations in Education. Western and Eastern Europe, according to the Society, have rapid expansion and new experimental arrangements in higher education that are bene ficial to study. “I am anticipating an experience in university life in a comparative sense,” commented Dr, Heilman. After an orientation program in the Kennedy International Ai^ort, Dr. Heilman and the group will fly to Prestwick, Scotland and then travel to Leeds, England. At Trinity and All Saints College there will be such seminars as “Teacher Educa tion in England.” Study at the Uni- Music Majors Journey South Eight members of the Beta Zeta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity attended the Tau Province weekend at Troy State University, Troy, Ala., Feb. 21-22. Sbc colleges in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina were represented. A piano recital was presented Friday night and followed by a re ception. Saturday the girls attended a business meeting, discussion groups, and a luncheon. The Beta Zeta girls also led the group at a Fraternity Sing. Those attending from Meredith were Anita Burt, Linda Graham, Sue Wood, Judy Park, Lavinia Vann, Deborah Ingram, Ann Craw ford and Mary Ann Bess. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sullivan also went and helped to provide transporta tion. Meredith senior, Anita Burt won a scholarship in the competition in the fields of voice and piano. Anita plans to use the scholarship for her graduate work at Ohio State Uni versity in the fall. versity of Leeds will concentrate on administration, finance, admittance, policies, courses, degrees, and gov ernment. March 14-22 will be spent in Russia. Combining seminars with subway tours, visits to the Kremlin, operas and ballets, art museums and shopping, the group will break into smaller sections for ease in travel ing while in Moscow. For the first time in the 12 year history of the seminar, the Aca demic City of Novosibirsk, Siberia will be opened for meetings and the large seminar will divide in half to visit there. Leaving Moscow Mar. 22, the entire group will go to Vienna, Austria. There will be studies at the University of Vienna and visits (Continued on page 5) The buildings and grounds com mittee also reported on the first phase of centrally air conditioning the campus, having begun with the new Carlyle Campbell Library, the Carroll Infirmary, and soon will in clude the dining hall. Cooling will also be provided for the Weather- spoon Physical Education-Recrea- tion Building and a new dormitory, both under construction, as well as another dormitory to be built next year. With the completion of new State Highway 54, the present Ridge Road entrance to the campus will be closed and a new one made to connect with Faircloth Street. A subsequent rerouting of campus roads was also approved. A newly created committee of the board, dealing with student affairs (Continued on page 5) Students to Present Satire on Learning Xingu is the latest “in” thing ac cording to the play currently being prepared by eight Meredith girls. It is also the name of the play. The one-act play satirizing pre tentious learning is to be given at 10:30 Mar. 22 for the Annual Alumnae Seminar. It will be given again for convocation Mar. 24. The show began rehearsals Mar. 3. The eight cast members are Bon nie Sue Barber, Patsy Brake, Becky Brown, Claris Jenrette, Brooks Mc- Girt, Vesta Manning, Beth Tilgh- man and Geni Tull. Volunteers are still needed to help with the set, props, costuming, make-up and lighting. All persons interested in participating please contact the drama director, Mrs. Ruth Ann Phillips. Pictured at left is Dr. Anne Firor Scott wlio will speak at the Kappa Nu Sigma spring ieclure. Effective with the 1969-70 college year, Dr. C. Allen Burris will as sume the position of academic dean at Meredith. His appointment was authorized at the February meeting of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Burris is a native of Union County, N. C. and graduated with an A.A. from Wingate College, a B.S. from Wake Forest College, a B.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He is currently a professor of his tory at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg. Dr. Burris has traveled in Italy, Greece, North Africa, Turkey, En gland, France and Germany. His dissertation research was done in England. His awards include the faculty “Best All-Round Student” award at Wingate and the History Department scholarship at Duke. Offices and activities in college in clude the presidency of the student legislature at Wake Forest. Of the new dean. President Bruce Heilman states, “Dr. Burris per ceives what we are about and he has the qualities, the character, the professional qualifications, the aca demic experience, the personal com mitment, the appropriate Christian educational philosophy and the in terest and desire to fulfill the respon sibilities of the dean of Meredith College.” Allen Burris Fund Raising Program Moves on To Third Stage of Campaign Branching out to businessmen and interested alumnae throughout the state, the Meredith Advance ment Program has reached the third stage in its $5 million fund raising program. The first stage was com pleted with attainment of the $500,- 000 committment by the trustees. Raising $1,400,000 from the Ra leigh community, $53,000 from the campus campaign and another $36,- 000 from Raleigh alumnae, the sec ond stage was completed. According to Mr. John Kanipe, director of the Meredith Advance ment Program (MAP), the focus of the third stage is aimed toward busi nessmen and alumnae of the 32 primary and secondary cities in North Carolina. Since Jan. 30, eight cities have been kick-off points for this phase of MAP. These cities and their chairmen are North Wilkes- boro, W. K. Sturdiant, chairman; Henderson and Oxford, Straughan Watkins, chairman; Apex, W. S. Goodwin, chairman; Gastonia, Her bert Price, chairman; Shelby, C. L. Vaughn and Lloyd C. Bost, co- chairmen; Durham-Chapel HiU, James Farthing, chairman; Wilming- tion. Jack Sneeden and J. O. Perritt, co-chairmen; and Clinton, William Johnson, chairman. The recent Durham kick-off, a dinner meeting, was held at the Croasdalle Country Club. Basil HUl, president of Somerset Hill in Rox- boro, presided. Featured speaker for the event was President E. Bruce Heilman and musical entertainment was provided by the Meredith Col lege Ensemble. Representatives present from the college included John P. Kanipe, Jr., Director of Development; Charles W. Patterson, III, Associate Direc tor of Development and Dallas L. Mackey, director of the Advance ment Program. Three million of the five million dollar program have been raised. The remaining two million will come, according to Mr. Kanipe, from investments from foundations, businessmen, industry, and other in terested individuals in both North Carolina and the eastern U. S. Kappa Nu Sigma to Present Anne Scott at Annual Lecture The Kappa Nu Sigma honor so ciety will feature Anne Firor Scott, of Duke University, as its guest speaker for the annual spring lec ture, March 12. Dr. Scott, associate professor of history, will speak at 8:00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium on the subject, “College and the Rest of your Life.” Dr. Scott received her A.B. in history from the University of Georgia, her M.A. from North western University, and her Ph.D. degree from Radcliffe College. She has served as lecturer in history at Haverford College and UNC-CH and has served as the editor of the National Voter. Having served as chairman of the North Carolina Governor’s Commission on the Stat us of Women in 1964, she is pres ently a member of the President’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The lecture, held to honor newly tapped junior associates of Kappa Nu Sigma, will be preceded by a banquet at Longworth’s Restaurant in Cameron Village. All alumnae and faculty members belonging to Kappa Nu Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, or Sigma Psi have been invited to the banquet. All students and in terested persons are invited to the lecture and Seniors and faculty members are invited to the reception afterwards. Basil Hill, Mrs. William Friday, Dr. Bruce Heilman, James Farthing and Mrs. Charles Faucettc admire the goal of the five million dollar advancement program for which they are working.