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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Vol. XLIV
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., SEPTEMBER 25, 1969
No. 1
New Curriculum
Wcrk goes on in Johnson Hall, as this view from the third floor reveals. Gone is
the second Roor of the rotunda, where the old library was located. Note thickness of
the floor, shown by darker band around wall.
Johnson Hall: Beautiful, Practical
The renovation of Johnson Hall
begun this past summer wilt be done
in stages, according to Mr. Joe
Baker, Business Manager.
The focal point of the construc
tion will be the rotunda. Open to the
dome will be the floor of the old
library. A staircase will be installed
to give access to the second floor.
Mr. Baker anticipates this construc
tion at completion to be “one of the
most beautiful spots in Raleigh.”
Walls are being removed on the
second floor to give more space
' for administrating offices. Among
the relocation of offices on this floor
will be that of the President. Across
from the President’s office will be a
secretary and reception area. A priv
ate office used in connection with a
conference room will be adjacent to
the reception area.
Also on the hall will be Mr. John
Kanipe, Office of Development;
Mrs. Carolyn Robinson, News Bu
reau, who works in conjunction with
him. They will be stationed in the
northwest section of the second floor
around Thanksgiving, it is hoped.
All of the rooms on the second
floor will be tied into the central air
conditioning and heating system.
With the development offices va
cated on the first floor, Dean Allen
' Burris will expand his quarters to
the President’s old offices and those
across from them. Next summer
provisions will be made for the ad
missions office to move upstairs.
Plans are also being considered for
the offices of the college minister to
occupy a section of the third floor of
Johnson Hall.
Former Pres, of NEA
To Speak in Chapel
Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz,
former president of the National
Education Association and now di
rector of the Woman’s Bureau of the
Department of Labor, will speak on
“The Generation Gap” in chapel
Wednesday October 1.
Mrs. Koontz is billed as one of
the most outstanding Negro women
in the United States.
S!-e is a native of Salisbury, N. C.
SAB CHAIRIVIAN
Senior Nancy Tyrcn has been ap>
pointed chairman of the Student
Activities Board, announces SGA
President Cindy Griffith. Nancy’s
appointment was made by the
executive committee of the SGA
to fulfill a vacancy created during
the summer.
New Faces Seen
Around Campus
New faces are nothing new on any
college campus, and they are no
ticeable among both faculty and stu
dents in the fall.
The Meredith faculty this year
boasts nine new faces and at least
one face in a new setting.
New to the music department this
year is its chairman, Dr. David
Lynch. Dr. Lynch is a graduate of
Oberlin University and Eastman
School of Music. Prior to accepting
his position at Meredith, he taught
at Centenary College for Women in
New Jersey.
The English department wel
comes three new faces, Mrs. Joan P.
Battle, Mrs. Mildred Everette and
Mrs. Helen H. Jones. Mrs. Battle, a
graduate of Wake Forest and Duke
University, has previously taught at
N. C. Weslyan at Rocky Mount.
Mrs. Everette received her B.A.
from Atlantic Christian College and
her M.A. from NCSU. Mrs. Jones
received both degrees at UNC-
(Continued on page 4)
Changes Provide More Choice
College Committees
Give Students Voice
Student membership on standing
college committees is one of the
matters recommended in the self-
study to be reviewed by the Board
of Trustees in their meeting Septem
ber 26.
Up to one-half student member
ship on several standing committees
is called for in the self-sludy com
piled by the Long Range Planning
Committee. Most of the committees
will have one-third student member
ship.
Previously, students have been
represented on only one or two of
the “faculty” committees. The
change has been adopted by the
faculty and administration and
awaits final approval from the Trus
tees.
In the plan, only the committees
on faculty affairs and instructional
budget will be without student rep
resentation. Ten other committees,
including curriculum, instruction
and admissions and student aid, will
have student members.
Students serving in these positions
will be chosen from names sub
mitted by student government offi
cers.
New curriculum programs de
signed to give the student “more
choice” in the courses she will take
while at Meredith have been
partially implemented this fall on
the campus. Further changes are
scheduled to take effect in the next
academic year, according to Dr.
Gloria Blanton, head of Long Range
Planning at Meredith.
Changes adopted into this year’s
catalogue include the addition of a
second religion course to the tradi
tional Bible courses offered fresh
men. The new course, numbered
121 in the catalogue, plus another
advanced course in the department
may now be used to fulfill college
religion requirements.
Also implemented this year is the
change of physical education re
quirements from six semesters to
four semesters.
Still to come in the next year,
notes Dr. Blanton, are further
changes in requirements for litera
ture. Beginning in 1970-71, students
will be able to fulfill required hours
(previously limited to English litera
ture) with a survey course of major
English writers and any other litera
ture course offered in the English or
foreign language departments.
Another change expected to be
instituted NEXT year will be the
teaching of research paper tech
niques in the individual departments
rather than in English courses as has
been tradition at Meredith.
Foreign language requirements
are also changing during 1970-71,
when students may fulfill prescribed
hours by demonstrating a pro
ficiency comparable to that attained
by the end of the second college
year.
In all these changes, Dr. Blanton
says, the “emphasis will be on com-
Meredith Story
In Magazine
Meredith College will step into
the spotlight in a new way in Oc
tober.
Next month’s issue of the Holiday
Inn Magazine will include a three to
four page article complete with color
photographs of the Meredith cam
pus.
In addition to a description of the
college as it is today, the article will
discuss Meredith’s early years and
her plans for future expansion and
development. The general attitudes
and programs will also be presented.
The idea for the article originated
in 1968 when Mr. Wallace Johnson,
President of the Holiday Inns of
America, spoke at the baccalaureate
service at Meredith. Mr. Johnson
had never seen the campus and was
impressed by its beauty and tran
quillity, according to college of
ficials. Interest increased when Mrs.
Wallace Johnson was named a mem
ber of the Meredith Board of As
sociates.
In addition, the Johnson’s niece,
Alma McCool, is a freshman at
Meredith this year.
Publication of the article was also
encouraged by the owner of the two
Raleigh Holiday Inns who is the
father of two Meredith graduates.
As the Holiday Inn Magazine has
a worldwide circulation of 650,000,
people in many different states and
countries will become aware of
Meredith’s position as one of the
leading 4-year women’s colleges in
the Southeast, officials hope.
petency.”
The curriculum changes adopted
this summer will mean that fresh
men have a choice of three courses
their first semester at school.
A college brochure describing the
academic changes is being sent to
interested high school seniors.
Plus the changes noted above, the
publication points out the develop
ment of interdisciplinary majors, the
freshman colloquium course and
changing of area distribution re
quirements, whereby students have
a wide number of courses to choose
from in completing majors in a par
ticular area.
The brochure reads in part, “The
flexibility of the curriculum allows
Trustees, Associates
To Meet Sept. 26-27
The Board of Trustees and Board
of Associates of Meredith College
will hold their annual business meet
ing in the projection room of the
Carlyle Campbell Library on Sep
tember 26 and 27.
The business meetings will be on
Friday afternoon and Saturday
morning. The guests will also tour
new facilities of the college.
Patricia Elaine Johnson, Miss
North Carolina and a junior
at Meredith, will be a guest at the
Trustees dinner Friday night for the
board members and their wives.
A luncheon will be held Saturday
for the members of the Boards and
their ministers.
(Freshmen) and advisors to design
a program to meet your needs and
interests. There are opportunities for
individual study, such as directed
reading and research; for indepen
dent study undertaken without close
supervision; and for off-campus
study projects in classroom and
work situations.”
Also noted are study programs in
connection with Cooperating Ra
leigh Colleges, Drew University and
studies abroad.
Dr. Blanton adds, “These changes
will call for more effective advising.
And students are going to have to
take a lot more responsibility in
turn.”
She cites the work of all involved
with Long Range Planning in effec
ting the curriculum changes.
Dr. Roger H. Crook, religion de
partment head, is chairman of the
Steering Committee, and Dr. Leslie
Syron, chairman of the sociology
department, headed the Academic
Program Committee which under
took the task of recommending cur
riculum changes.
Dr. Syron comments, “The main
advantage will be learning by choos
ing — by choosing from the very
beginning of the freshman year and
then living with the consequences.
After all, all your life you’re going
to have to make choices.”
Seniors Susan Soloway and Ann
Carroll were two of the student
members of the academic pro
gram. Other student members have
graduated.
Angels Have “Heavenly” Home
In New Dorm—Heilman Hilton
Have you been wondering what
to call the new dorm? Well, several
seniors have chosen a name — the
“Heilman Hilton.”
It’s quite an apt name at that,
when one considers the luxurious
advantages it offers. Gone are those
mornings when cold feet and bath
room traffic jams were an excuse
for staying in bed.
Gone, too, are those hours of
phone duty and waiting to make a
call. No longer do dresses get that
“extra” rinse because they were
hanging in the shower; the Heilman
Hilton is equipped with dripping
areas.
The seniors will be throwing more
weight around than ever this year, as
a result of the kitchenettes on each
and every floor and various snack
machines on first floor.
Several seniors have even dis
covered advantages of their new sur
roundings beyond those which are
obvious.
Evelyn Godwin: “I like the com
partment beside the bed so I can
look at secret stuff at night.”
Marilyn Ford: “I like the little
tray for my makeup, except I think
it’s for pencils.”
Bobby Vale: “I love the backrest
on my bed; it’s great to snuggle up
to.”
Susan Maclary: “I like the new
dorm because it’s quiet. Now I can
sleep Monday, Wednesday, Friday!”
Welcome to the Heilman Hilton!
And eat your hearts out!!
Seniors Ruth Talton and Judy Hasckylo relax in the luxury of their New Dwm
room. The girls especially appreciate the lavatory provided in each room, shown In
the background.
    

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