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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBER 9, 1971
If you are planning to talk with
recruiters coming to the campus in
the spring, please be sure that you
have completed your file in the
placement office (a personal data
sheet, at least three references and
an authorization for the release of a
transcript of your academic record).
New confidential rating forms are
now available and may be picked up
at any time. A list of recruiters will
'be available early in January.
Some things which you may find
of interest now in the Placement
Summer Employment Directory
f the U. S.
The Directory of Overseas Sum
Directory of Teaching Positions
in Foreign Countries.
Directory of a summer service
project with the United Presbyterian
Information on a home area con
tact program for 1972 college
graduates at UNC-Asheville on Dec.
Information on a career day in
Lynchburg, Va. on Dec. 28.
Five Meredith College students
who are completing requirements
for graduation in December will be
the first recipients of certificates pre
sented by the College in recognition
of their completion of the social
work program approved by the
council on Social Work Education.
Acting President Allen Burris will
present certificates to Marjorie
Moore Council of Wananish, Ann
Victoria Googe of Winston-Salem,
Renee Elks James of Washing
ton, Sara Joyce Munden of Wins-
ogn-Salem, and Marjorie JoAnne
Weaver of Gastonia.
According to the Council’s 1971
Directory of undergraduate pro
grams, Meredith is the only college
in North Carolina which offers the
complete program outside those in
universities. It has the only program
in a Southern Baptist institution ex
cept for Baylor University, Texas.
The social work program which
Meredith has offered for forty years,
was initially approved in 1970-1971
and was approved for 1971-1972 as
having met CSWE’s newly-adopted
Certificate holders may qualify
for recognition in the form of status,
salary or fringe benefits in some
states and private agencies. A num
ber of graduate schools of social
j Remember the Class of ’71?
fWhat Are They Doing Now?
• ‘ Last year’s Meredith graduates
f are now out an about in the world.
Listed below are the graduates who
^volunteered their information.
Alice Hill, who will be married on
June 17 to Robert Wesley New-
some, III, is teaching English and
^Spanish at Daniels Junior High.
’ Jane Cromley Curtis is Associate
Director of Learning Foundations of
Raleigh. She’s quite proud of her
husband, Richard, who is editor of
the NCSU Technician this year.
Martha Lyday Dobbins is making
^use of here Meredith training “rid
ing herd” on a class of third graders
at Cary Elementary School.
Bonnie Scott is working long and
hard as the manager of the lingerie
department at Hudson-Belk in Ra
leigh. She, Boyd, and Sharyn moved
I from a Meredith suite to a Meredith
Village apartment. Must have liked
the same address. Bonnie majored in
I home economics.
} Sharyn Hemrick, who is an ex
cited bride-to-be (April 1) of Har
old L. West, Jr., has her hands full
with a fifth grade class at Fred Olds
Elementary School. Sharyn majored
in religion and philosophy.
Boyd King, who has a teaching
assistantship at NCSU, is working
on a Master’s in applied math and,
on the side, trying out her new
found skills on her roommates. Boyd
majored in math.
Martha Dandridge Sofield is em
ployed by Raleigh Public Schools as
an elementary music consultant.
Cassandra McRorie, who resides
in Raleigh, is exercising her mind by
teaching mathematics at Lillington
High School in Lillington.
Mary Ann Hardee is working to
ward her Master’s in guidance and
personnel services at NCSU, and she
and James are expecting their sec
ond child in January. Mary Ann ma
jored in home economics.
Gail Gaddy Rouse married Ray a
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Mrs. Sheldon Knowles of New
York City was guest speaker in Dr.
Frank Grubbs’ American Survey
Class Monday, November 29.
Mrs. Knowles is an interna
tionally known expert on the worlds
oil reserves. She is the author of The
Greatest Gamblers, a book on oil
published by McGraw-Hill. She has
contributed to U. S. News and
World Report, Time, and Fortune.
Mrs. Knowles reported on her
impression of the world situation in
North Africa and Asia. She was op
timistic that the situation was better
than reported by the press. She
spoke of the ways in which America
has influenced the world through the
“energy revolution” and the “green
Will Sponsor Tea
The Library Committee is spon
soring an author tea on January 17
at 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Julia
Harris Room of Carlyle Campbell
Library. The guest author will be
Dr. Elton Trueblood who will de
liver two lectures that same day as a
speaker in the “Lectures in Re
Students and faculty are invited
to come and speak informally with
Dr. Trueblood at the tea. Our li
brary will feature a number of his
books in a special exhibit and stu
dents and faculty are invited to read
as much of this material as possible
before his visit.
^ura McCain, Dale Cunningham, Cassandra Crump and dates relax for a minute in front of the Christmas tree during the SAB
Christmas dance Dec. 2. See page 2.
Placement Office Five Students to Get Certificates
Sponsors Recruiters In Social Work Program
work are granting up to a year of
advanced placement to graduates of
CSWE-approved programs. Thus in
a year a student may earn the mas
ter’s degree which usually requires
two years beyond the bachelor’s.
A student who majors in any
academic subject at Meredith may
complete a specified social welfare
sequence pursued primarily in the
Department of Sociology. Dr. Leslie
W. Syron, chairman of the Depart
ment, is director of the program.
Mrs. Phyllis Tyler teaches social
work courses and directs field place
ments in which students work un
der the supervision of experienced
social workers in agencies in the
By Linda Weaver
Excitement about Christmas is
steadily increasing on the Meredith
campus. Decorations are displayed
almost everywhere now, while fa
miliar Christmas songs seem to fill
the air. Even the weather contri
buted to the Christmas atmosphere
with a generous snowfall. Several
campus activities have also contri
buted to the pre-Christmas mood.
On Thursday night, December 2,
a Christmas Dance was sponsored
by the Student Activities Board
which was a success, netting the
board a profit.
The annual Faculty Tea took
place December 3. The faculty en
joyed various Christmas treats and
punch which were prepared and
served by members of the Foods
The Christma sConcert was con
ducted in the rotunda of Johnson
Hall on Sunday, December 5. The
String Quartet, Chorus, and Remais-
sance Singers presented the first half
of the program at 3:00. The public
was then invited to attend a recep
tion which was held in the Blue
Parlor of Johnson Hall. At 4:00, the
Meredith Chorale and the Meredith
Ensemble concluded the program.
Dr. Edward Pruden and the
Meredith College Chorus led the
worship service on Wednesday mor
ning December 8. The program was
a combination of a devotion by Dr.
Pruden and Christmas music by the
Also on December 8 was the
Christmas Dinner for all Meredith
students. The meal began at 6:00
and was followed by an evening of
earoling. Buses transported Mere
dith students to various faeulty
members’ houses where the girls
sang favorite Christmas songs and
were served refreshments.
The speeial Christmas activites
on campus will be concluded on
Monday night, December 13 with
the Moravian Love Feast. It will be
held at 9:00 p.m. in the rotunda of
Johnson Hall. The Reverend E. C.
Mickey, pastor of the Raleigh
Moravian Church, will conduct the
Variety of Activities Fill
Weatherspoon This Season
Oil Expert Speaks
In Dr. Grubb's Class
Weatherspoon gymnasium was
the hub of activity during the past
The class of synchronized swim
ming, under the direction of Mrs.
Vandiver, gave its first performance
ever held at Meredith. Over two
hundred people, including Mr. and
Mrs. Hubert Weatherspoon, were
on hand to enjoy the performance
of “Once Over Lightly.” The swim
mers that participated were: Beth
Barr, Pat Ducaney, Fay Glass, Sher
ri McGee, Genie Rogers, Lynn
Smith, Patti Spangler, Lane Stuckey,
Leonora Soiton, Becky Thomas,
Celeste Till, Cathy White, and Gail
Synchronized swimming was of
fered as a class this semester. The
class was, however, unaware that
they would be performers before
the semester was finished. None of
the girls had had previous experi
ence. There will again be a class of
synchronized swimming offered sec
ond semester. A club is now in the
process of being formed for any girl
who is interested. No experience is
necessary-just know how to swim
and enjoy it.
Meredith’s volleyball team went
into action and emerged victorious
against N. C. Wesleyan. This was
the first time the team had competed
this year. There was much ap
prehension present as Wesleyan had
already competed this year. Mere
dith, however, came out on top in
the first match with game scores of
15-9, 10-15,and 15-10.
The girls that participated in the
match were Martha Jane Leggett,
Becky Benton, Melissa Reeves,
Nancy Dorton, Alice Perry, Claudia
Denny, and Sue Wood. Key factors
in this match were the serving of
Sue Wood and Nancy Dorton and
good pressure playing by Melissa
Reeves. In the second match, Mere
dith again proved to be the victor as
the game scores were 15-12, 3-15,
The team won after being behind
8-13 in the third game. The team
was composed of Dixie Nesbit,
Tricia Brewer, Kathy Fleetwood,
Dora Shell, Cindy Godwin, and Al
lison House. It was the serving and
all-around play by Dixie Nesbit that
proved to be the key reason for
victory. The volleyball team plans to
play in the spring after the con
clusion of basketball season. They
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Three of the many performers in .Sunday afternoon’s Christmas concert pose in front
of the tree during the reception held in the dining hall.