Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C„ NOVEMBER 18, 1971
Be Performed by Faculty?
The Student Life Committee met
on Thursday, November 4. During
this meeting the members originated
the recommendation that the faculty
production of “Alice in Wonder
land” be presented this year.
The production of “Alice in Won
derland” is best explained by Dr.
Mary Lynch Johnson’s account in
A History of Meredith College. The
account is as follows:
“Once every four years the student
body has a dateless Saturday eve
ning with never a regret, because
*ihe faculty presentation of “Alice in
Wonderland” has always been a
strictly family affair since it was
first given on March 15, 1924. Miss
Royster conceived the idea and di
rected the first five performances.
Miss Poteat planned the costumes
SAB Sponsors Dance
The Student Activities Board is
sponsoring the first Christmas dance
at Meredith. The affair is scheduled
for Thursday, December 2 from
8:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. Closing
hours will be extended to 1:00 a.m.
A combo, “The Atlantic Sound
Show,” will play for the event. The
dance will be held in the cafeteria
and the Christmas tree and decora
tions will be up. Tickets for the
dance are priced at $1.00 for singles
and $ 1.50 for a couple.
Attire for the dance will be formal
or semi-formal. When the question
naire was tabulated, the majority of
the students voted to have a formal
or semi-formal dance. “The Men of
Distinction” will play for Springs.
Dress for this affair will be casual.
The dance was originally sche
duled for Friday, December 3.
It has been rescheduled for De
cember 2 because the band manager
made a mistake and had already
booked the band for December 3
without notifying them.
Lynda Bell, chairman of the Stu
dent Activities Board comments:
“Please support the Christmas
dance. If it is successful, it may be
the first of many to come. Tickets
will soon go on sell. Invite your guy
and come celebrate Christmas!!”
and made the fantastic masks. With
a list of characters but no names of
actors, the first program had as ex
Tn this country of contraries you
will see and hear many strange
things — a learned Ph.D. who
smashes the rules of grammar; a
charming contralto whose favorite
aria is “Beautiful Soup;” a mere chit
of an instructor who lays an auda
cious hand upon the academic coun
tenance of the dignified dean; the
chief of the classicists who snores
not in Greek or Latin, but in plain,
Here also, in delightful confusion,
are to be found stately personages of
the court and amusing animals-
sights not otherwise to be seen about
Come to Wonderland with Alice.
There is question as to whether
the faculty will produce “Alice in
Wonderland” this year. It has been
produced each college generation
Approved in Principle Only
Plans for a self-scheduling exami
nation system will now be formu
lated by the Instruction Committee;
the system was approved in princi
ple by the Academic Council and
Get Interested in Area Arts!!
Are you interested in Area Arts?
The following is a schedule of con
certs, lectures, meetings, and plays
to be presented in the Raleigh area.
November 19 — NCSU Sym
phony Orchestra. NCSU Union
Ballroom, 8:00 p.m.
November 21 — “The Blue
Angel” (a film). Raleigh Little
Theatre, k45 and 9:15 p.m.
November 22 — Traingle Re
corder Society. St. Mary’s Chapel,
November 25 —■ Thanksgiving
TV Service. WRAL-TV, 9:00 a.m.
November 30-December 4 —
Culture Week in North Carolina.
Annual meetings of the following
N. C. organizations: Literary and
Historical Association, Society for
the Preservation of Antiquities, State
Art Society, Federation of Music
Clubs, Poetry Society, Folklore So
ciety, Society of County and Local
Historians, Symphony Society, Arts
Council, Roanoke Island Historical
Association, Society of Mayflower
Descendants, and Historical Book
Club of North Carolina. The meet
ings will be held at the Sir Walter
November 30 — Impressions of
Russia (exhibit). NCSLl Union Gal
December 1 — 34th An
nual N. C. Artists Exhibition. N. C.
Museum of Art.
December 2 — N. C. Symphony.
Meredith College, Jones Auditorium
at 8:15 p.m.
December 3 — Annual Christmas
Concert: NCSU Symphonic Band,
Varsity Men’s Glee Club, and
Choir. Coliseum at 8:00 p.m.
December 5 — Juillard String
Quartet. NCSU Union Ballroom at
December 7 — Faculty Recital.
Meredith College, Jones Auditorium
at 8:00 p.m.
December 8 — “Black Comedy”
(play). Raleigh Little Theatre at
koO p.m. To continue thru Decem
December 9 —■ “A Christmas
Carol” (a reading), with Earl
Wynn. NCSU Union Ballroom at
The formal recommendation for
self-scheduling exams was presented
by the Special Committee on Exami
nations at the November 9 meeting
of the Academic Council. Exami
nations in the multi-section courses
and the introductory courses may
be scheduled at the request of the
department; all other exams would
be spaced by the student.
The Council also approved the
recommendation that in the case
of multi-section or introductory
courses, if the department decides
that an examination is required, all
sections must follow the policy. Re
garding all courses, the Council ap
proved the recommendation that no
mandatory exam policy be imposed.
The system will not be imple
mented until the Instruction Com
mittee’s plans are approved by the
Academic Council and the Faculty.
Mr. Don Songer, member of the
Instruction Committee said that stu
dent suggestions about the self
scheduling exam system are wel
Dr. John Weems was on the
Meredith campus Tuesday, Novem
ber 9, for a meeting with sixteen of
the student leaders. The meeting was
held in the Board Room in Johnson
Hall at 2:30 p.m.
The meeting with Dr. Weems was
an informal session. Dr. Weems
emphasized the problem of com
munication throughout the session.
He proposed the following question
to the students: “Where do 1 need to
be on campus to be able to talk with
the most students?” The location of
the administrative offices was dis
cussed, and it was concluded by all
present that the location is not con
ducive to frequent student-adminis
tration communications. Dr. Weems
suggested that informal visits in his
home on Sunday nights might help
to solve the problem. No invitations
would be necessary. He concluded
his statements on communication by
stating that he “wants to become
part of the students.”
Another area of discussion was
the policy of self-limiting hours.
Middle Tennessee State, where Dr.
Weems is currently serving as presi
dent, is now operating under the
policy of self-limiting hours.
The present Honor System, the
question of guidance facilities on
campus, and the subject of cafeteria
food services were also discussed.
The following Meredith students
were present at the meeting with Dr.
Weems: Betty Ann Haskins, Marga
ret Person, Woody Dicus, Jean
Jackson, Cindy Georgis, Gail
Knapp, Jenny Seykora, Elizabeth
Tripplet, Carol Swarr, Elaine Daw
kins, Susan Van Wageningen, Anna
Vaughan, Carol Anne McLaney,
Jean Brown, Penny Gallins, and
Students will be notified as to the
time and location of Dr. Weem’s
next visit to the campus.
Administrative System-Part Two
Standing Committees Function as Arms of Administrative System
By Janice Sams
About 150 students and their
dates listened to the Crosby, Stills,
Nash, and Young type of music pre
sented by Trollingwood Rhoade
last Thursday night, November 11,
at a Blanket Concert sponsored by
NC-Pirg. The group performed
three 45-minute sessions of spec
tacular folk-rock music as students
gathered in the gym at $1.00 per
person for the PIRG fund-raising
Formed after playing individually
for Air Force variety shows in
Goldsboro, Trollingwood Rhoade
consists of five talented musicians
— four male voices and a Joni
Mitchell-Gracie Slick combination
in the one female vocalist. With four
guitars and a tamborine, the group
pounded out such favorities as
“Suite Judy Blue Eyes” and songs
by Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell,
ending with a powerful rendition of
“Woodstock” and “Find the Cost
(Continued on page 3)
In the preceding article on the
, administrative system, several com-
J mittees were mentioned briefly in
j A their relation to the Administrative-
■G'Academic councils. This article will
detail the functions of all the com-
All committees are composed
of faculty and students having
equal votes, unless the membership
requirements designate otherwise.
‘ ^ Committees are appointed by the
president and academic dean for
'^two-year terms on a rotating basis.
, The chairman is designated by the
CURRICULUM — (1/3 stu
dents studies total curriculum for
changes and modifications; reviews
departmental proposals for curricu
INSTRUCTION — (Us stu
dents) studies methods of improving
instruction; develops plans for facul
ty evaluations; studies class at
tendance policies; reviews master
class schedule; reviews exam sched
^'president and the dean. Student
j members are nominated each spring
by the student government; final
^ effective appointment is by the dean.
t, The following committees submit
'h.reports and recommendations to the
TEACHER EDUCATION —
(1/3 Student membership and
teachers of methods courses, rep
resentatives of education depart
ment) evaluates teacher education
program and makes recommenda
tions; establishes procedures for ap
plications to teacher education pro
gram and student teaching; acts on
The following committees re
port to the Administrative-Academ
OPERATION — (1/5 students)
studies advantages for Meredith in
cooperation with other colleges and
universities and ways of making
Meredith facilities available to other
LIBRARY — (1/5 students)
serves in a advisory capacity to Li
brarian and staff; review library
budget; studies more effective use of
ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT
AID — (1/3 students with no ac
cess to confidential information)
formulates policies for admissions
and financial aid programs; advises
Director of Admissions and Student
(Continued on page 3)
What do these girls have in common? They are (left to right) Delores Floyd Ruth
Edwards, and Madelyn Sloan. See page three for related story. ’