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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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