North Carolina Newspapers

    THE TWIG
NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENTS OF MEREDITH COLLEGE
VOLUME LX, NO. 21
MEREDITH COLLEGE,
RALEIQH, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL 26. 1982
May Convocation: Dr. W. H.Wellford
by Lisa Sorrels
With the Argentinean
seizure of the Fall^land Islands
and assorted Central
American turmoil, peeoe and
politics are two topics on
everyone’s mind. Throw in
food for good measure, and
you’ve got the subj^ for
Meredith's May Convocation.
Dr. William Han’Ison Wdliford
will speak on “Food, Politics,
and Peace” on May 3, at 10
a.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Dr. Wettford, who is a
consultant to Edwin Meese,
Counsellor to the President, is
also a senior partner in the
firm of Weiifwd, Wegman,
Krulwich, Gold, and Hoff. He
received his B.A. from
Davidson College and was
valedictorian. Weliford also
\NBS a Marshall Scholar at
Cambridge University and a
Danforth Fellow at Han/ard. In
addition, he holds a Ph.D. in
government from Hansard and
a Doctor of Jurisprudence
degree form Georgetown
University.
Legislative experience and
federal executive service also
complement Wellford’s
career. He has sen/ed under
Presidents Carter and Reagan
in the Office of Management
and Budget^as well as working
on the transition team (pre-
Stockman). He has studied
national security policy under
Henry Kissinger and was the
founding Executive Director of
the Center for Study of
Responsive Law, one of
America's first public Interest
law firms. As environmental
consultant to the Center, he
wrote many articles on
government regulation and
public policy for technical and
academic journals, as well
as for publication such as
Atlantic Monthly and Readers
Digest.
Dr. Wellord has a unique
perspective on national
Ann Beattie Visits Meredith
by Emily Craig
Ann Beattie, author and
lecturer, visited the Meredith
College campus as writer in
residence April 18-24. The
visit was sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Foundation.
Ms. Beattie aalved on
campus Sunday, April 16, and
was welcomed with a dinner
given by the English
department. On Monday, April
19, she read from her works
during convocation in Kresge ~
Auditorium. The public was
invited to attend the
convocation free of cha’ge.
The filmy Head Over Heels,”
taken from Ms. ^ Beattie’s
novel, “Chiily Scenes of
Winter”, was shown Tuesday,
April 20, in the Carlyle
Campbdl Library projection
room. The film showing was
also open to the public free of
charge. The movie has been
rewritten and is currently
being shown commercially in
theaters as “Chilly Scenes of
Winter.” Another of her
stories was dramatized on
Tuesday, April 13, on WUNC-
TV during the "American
Playhouse.”
On Wednesday, April 21, a
dutch luncheon was held In
Ms. Beattie’s honor in the
President's Dining room.
Other activities planned for
Ms. Beattie Included a visit
with Dr. Gilbert’s class on
Women Authors and a
seminar with students on
short stoiy writing. She was
also available to work with
campus writers a^d to attend
Ann Beattie was the visiting Woodrow Wilsoa Fellow the week of
April 19.
a meeting of the Colton
English Club.
Ms. Beattie has written
several books including:
“Distortions” (Doubleday,
1976), “Chilly Scenes of
Winter” (Doubleday, 1976),
“Secrets and Surprises”
(Random House, 1976), and
“Falling In Place” (Random
House, 1980). Her latest short
story publications include;
"Girl Talk," The New Yorker,
November, 1981; “Like
Glass,” The New Yorker,
Febmary, 1962; “Mr. B. and
the Miraculous Christmas
Tree," House & Garden,
Decemt>er, 1981; “Sunlight
and Shadow,” Atlantic,
January, 1962; and “The
Burning House” (collective
stories), Random House,
1982.
. Ms. Beattie grew up In
Washington, D.C. where her
father was employed by the
Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare. She
earned her B.A. from'
American University and M.A.
from the University of
Connecticut.
She received the award In
literature given by the
American Academy and
Institute of Arts dnd Letters In
1960, the Distinguished
Aiumnae Award from
American University in 1960,
and the Guggenheim
Fellowship in 1977.
Ms. Beattie received
experience as a teacher and
lecturer when she was
employed as a Visiting
Assistant Professor and part-
time lecturer at the Uni'^rsity
of Virginia in 1976-77. She was
also the Brlggs-Copeiand
Lecturer on English at Howard
University in 1977-78 and
Visiting Writer again at the
University of Virginia in the
fall of 1960. Ms. Beattie now
resides in New York City.
Students Breeze Through Play Day
by Molly McGee
Dorothy and Toto did not
make it to Ray Day; however,
NAeredith could have easily
been swept to the Land of Oz
because of the strong winds
that ruled the afternoon. Even
the annual Play Day ptente had
to be moved inside because of
the chilly, gusting winds.
Breeze or no breeze, though,
Play Day went on.
This year's affair, held
Tuesday, April 6th in the
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security and the questions
raised by the title of his
convocation address. And his
concern for American and
international public interest
should provide a provocative
final convocation for this
academic year.
Dr. William Harrison Weliford will speak at the May 3
Convocation.
Roller skating was one of the many activities offered at Play Day.
[Hubbard photo]
Third Slate
Election Results
SENIOR CLASS
PRESIDENT
RESIDENCE HALL V.P.’S
Beth Parker
Lynn Vaughan
VICE PRESIDENT
Alice Barnette
Karen Smith
Alicia Neese
SECRETARY
Susan Eason
Virginia Gentry
Anita Creech
Cinda Bodford
TREASURER
JUDiaAL BOARD REP.
Lee Mabry
Molly McGee
HISTORIAN
Robyn Compton
Lynne Tesh
Carol Dombrowski
CORNHUSKIN’ CHAIRMEN
ELECTIONS BOARD REP.
Sarah Craft
Cheryl Steele
Cindy Shelton
Susan Britt
JUNIOR CIJ^SS
PRESIDENT
CORNHUSKIN’ CHAIRMEN
Teaie Holland
Susanna Lee
VICE PRESIDENT
Kathy Wagoner
Sheri Wayne
JUDICIAL BOARD REP.
SECRETARY
Ann McKee
Jan Drach
TREASURER
ELECTIONS BOARD REP.
Tracie Taylor
Caroline Cooper
STUNT CHAIRMEN
RESIDENCE HALL V.P.’S
Sheri Howell
Claire Clybum
Carolyn McLeod
Julie Lloyd
MARSHALS
Laura Walch
Linda Otten
Fran Allen
Robin Biddix
Karen Bsurefoot
SOPHOMORE CLASS
PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
Martha Ruth Cochrane
Joan Bunting
MARSHAL
VICE PRESIDENT
RelDecca Whitaker
Zan Bunn
JUDICIAL BOARD REP.
TREASURER
Lea Ferebee
Sherri Gradford
' Maria Blackmon
    

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