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Moore to be Cate Center
Information Director
World affairs point to
need for reassessment
by Allyn Vogel
In light of the U.N.
proclamation of 1975 as the
“International Women’s Year”
Dr. Sandra Thomas challanged
the Meredith community to
question its position within the
world situation.
She specifically challenged
SGA, the dorms and other
organizations to seek ways to
“dedicate themselves to the
celebration of this year.”
In her SGA convocation
address on Friday, November
15, Dr. Thomas, Vice President
for Student Development,
observed that “in the human
venture we cannot, it seems to
me, live isolated lives.”
Of particular importance.
Dr. Thomas stressed is, for
Meredith women to put
themselves in touch and
communication with other
women of the world.”
There is, she said, a
possibility that some delegates
from Meredith could attend the
scheduled International Con
ference of Women in Bogota,
Columbia between June 23 and
July 6, 1974.
In addition, she challenged
the students to “become in
formed” about world, national
and local needs, to “move
Congress to action” on needed
reforms, and to most im
portantly become “people who
make choices.”
We can, she stressed,
“change some of the ills of the
world if we make the right
The decisions and actions of
women are, she emphasized, of
major importance to the future
of the world. “Women”, she
stated, “are everybody”. She
further explained that women
are members of all racial and
cultural population sub-groups;
women are black, white, poor
and privileged.
Women, she noted, are not
united. She told of an in
ternational conference she once
attended in South Africa after
which white women boarded
buses to return home and black
women exited in crowded
We must, she said,
“reexamine our livestyles”; we
must work together to meet the
world problems. We need, she
cited as an example, a world
food reserve. Some groups have
been decreasing their con-
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by Rebecca Askew
Meredith College’s newest
staff member, Jean Moore, will
be an answer expert of sorts.
Her title is Information
Director for the Cate Center
and her office is located on the
lower level of the Cate Center,
beside the Placement and
Career Planning Offices.
Ms. Moore, in her newly
created job in student
development, will have access
to all information about what is
going on at Meredith and in the
Raleigh area. “We feel like a lot
of students don’t participate
because they don’t know enough
about the activities” to take an
interest, she said.
Her office will be the
“central pickup for student
information, registration in
formation, student directories
and any other handouts”
concerning Meredith College.
Another possible service
Ms. Moore could perform would
be to arrange group rates at
local concerts and plays. In
addition, she will assist Fran
Vandiver in co-ordinating and
publicizing student activities.
Cate Center was chosen to
house her office because it is the
focus of student and campus
visitors contact.
Ms. Moore, a native of
Chatham County, is married
and has one son. She attended
Central Carolina Technical in
Sanford, completing the two-
year business program. She
recently taught business in
CCT’s nighttime adult ex
tension program.
Being at a small school will
be an adjustment for Ms.
Moore. She comes to Meredith
after working at UNC as the
Graduate Secretary for
Political Science.
Noting that “at Carolina,
they come at you in masses,”
Ms. Moore looks forward to the
“one-to-one relationships”
found at Meredith.
Ms. Moore is in the procps
of moving her family to Raleigh
and officially joins the Meredith
staff on Nov. 25.
MC hosts International
Student Conference
The scene--Meredith
College, November 27-30. The
action-approximately 120 in
ternational students getting to
know each other as individuals,
exchanging ideas, and learning
more of other religions. This
opportunity for interaction, an
annual conference co-sponsored
by the Campus Ministry
Department of the Baptist State
Convention and the Woman’s
Missionary Union, has always
proved to be a happy and
enriching experience for in
ternationals during the holiday.
The three-day event will
feature a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner, a talent
parade with foreign visitors
sharing their talents and
customs, tours of historic and
interesting spots in Raleigh and
the triangle area, and a concert
by “Rhymes With Reasons”, a
Christian folk music team.
Participants in the conference
will involve themselves in
seminars on the religious
dimensions of life, problems in
health care in North Carolina,
and government seeking to
meet human needs. Out
standing educators in the area
and other community leaders
will be guest speakers.
The Meredith Christian
Association, responsible for
organizing room ac
commodations for the con
ference, sincerely thanks Dr.
Marie Mason for her assistance
in room arrangements and each
student who donated her room
for the conference. Giving a
“temporary home” to these,
pteople who can’t be in their own
home for the holidays shows the
real spirit of Thanksgiving.
TWIG newsbriefs
Dance will be the main
medium through which
students, faculty and staff
worship at the Wednesday
morning worship service
December 4. The Performing
Dance Group will interpret the
nativity as it is narrated from
the book of Luke. This com
bination of music and dance will
be a joyous and meaningful
beginning of Merdith’s ac
tivities celebrating the birth of
The Performing Dance
Group was organized to give
Meredith dance students an
opportunity to perform both on
and off campus. Directed by
Mrs. Fran Stevens, it is com
posed of the following students:
Viki Atkinson, Martha Hcice,
Beth Leavel, Mary Carol Lewis,
Sally Lomax, Margaret
Phoenix, Anne Reece, Julie
Surratt and Dottie Zeigler.
Other dance students par
ticipating in the service will be ;
Barbara Bray, Patti Dodgen,
Claire McMillan and Mary Ann
Plan now to be a part of this
worship service December 4 at
10:00 a.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Student National Education
Association is having its
membership drive now!
All students interested in
education are encouraged to
join the club. Membership dues
are $6.00 (part of this is national
and part state dues). Members
receive two education
magazines: “North Carolina
Education” and “Today’s
Education”. If you are in
terested in membership contact
Jackie Cullifer in 320 Barefoot
or call 833-5482. Dues must be
paid to Jackie by November 27.
The ninth annual exhibit of
painting by Nadine Devejian
Vartanian, prominent Durham
artist, is being shown in the
North Gallery of the Morehead
Planetarium during November.
Her works have been
received with high praise in
New York, Durham, Raleigh
and Chapel Hill. Her works
reflect a fondness for light and
the evanescent quality of
Mrs. Vartanian paints “to
capture a little of the beauty
around me.” Her works
demonstrate a sensitive ex
pression of nature.
Nadine Vartanian’s art
works may be seen free of
charge daily f^om 2-5 and 7:30-
10:00; and at schedules hours
every weekend through
November 30.
In the future,
maybe picked up
Johnson Hall,
the Library
Cate Center.
There will be
no more dorm deliveries

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