THE TWIG NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENTS OF MEREDITH COLLEGE VOLUME LXII NUMBER 11 MEREDITH COLLEGE JANUARY 30, 1984 ^Alive!* this yearns REW theme Betty Adcock, writer-in-residence at Meredith, has received a fdlowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Adcock receives award Betty Adcock, writer- in-residence at Meredith, has been awarded a feliowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Feilowships for creative writers are awarded to published writers of exceptional talent to enable them to set aside time for writing, research, or travel. Adcocl is a native of Texas but has lived in North Carolina for 23 years, hler first book of poems, Walking Out, was pub lish^ in 1975 and won the Phonathon offers prizes ByJullaSmith The phonathon has begun. On Wednesday, January 18, President John Weems bf- cially opened Meredith’s phona thon by placing the first call. Student, alumnae, and parent volunteers will be making calls to other parents and alumnae, asking for contributions to Meredith College. Though Meredith has tieen doing this for several years, this is the largest effort, with phones lines being brought into a central location. This event, sponsored by the Alumnae Association, the Parents' Association, ar^t the Office of Institutional Advancement, will conclude sometime in mid- Febnjary. Calls are being made from the Brown Conference Room in SGA OFFICE HOURS G/aoe Akers M-W12-1 Zan Bunn Mr W 1-2 by Anne White Religious Emphasis Week, a long-standing tradition at Meredith sponsored by the Meredith Christian Association, will be held January 30 - February 2. The purpose of REW is to promote spiritual awareness and address the spiritual needs of students through a variety of events. This year’s theme, “Alive!”, will focus on the role of women in their religious faith, in- luding the role of women in the Church! This theme was chosen to promote a resurgence of spiritual "aliveness" In the dead of winter. To symbolize this a- (iveness, greenery will be given out at the Unwinding on Janu ary 30. Below is the calendar of events for this year's REW: Sunday, January 29: Kick- off, 9:00 P.M., Chapel Common Room. Bobbi Arm- trong, Director of Religious Education at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh, will lead the kickoff with a religious dramatization. Monday, January 30: Worship, 10:00 A.M., Jones Chapel. Reverend Charlene Kammerer, acting minister to Duke University, will speak on women alive in their faith. A reception will follow. Unwinding. 9:00 P.M., Chapel Common Room. This will beatimeforfellowshipand relaxation. Becky Evans, MCA Vice President, will lead the de votion. Lisa Loftls, a N/leredlth senior, will play guitar acconv panifT^nt to a singalong of religious songs. Tuesday, January 31: Prayer Breakfast, 7:15 A.M., President’s Dining Room. Alice Goode, a professor in Meredith’s Music Department, will speak. Wednesday, February 1: Worship, 10:00 A.M., Jones Chapel. Reverend, Charlene Kammerer will speak on the role of women in the Church. Luncheon Discussion, 11:30-12:30 P.M., President’s Dining Room. Reverend Kammerer will lead the discus sion and encourages questions and feedback. Candlelight Communion, 11:00 P.M., Jones Chapel. Dr. Allan Page, a professor in Meredith’s Religion Depart ment, will lead the devotion. Thursday, February 2: David Meece Concert, 8:00 P.M., Jones Auditorium. David I'^eece, a contemporary Christian singer, will ac- ompany himself on the piano in a concert of Christian music. The concert is free for Meredith students, $5 for the public. Meredith students must present tickets for admission. »^ich are available at the Cate Center through January 27. REW Chairman Anna Pearson and her committee have been working hard since last April to plan this year’s REW, and they encourage everyone to participate in all events. Great Lakes Colleges Associa tion’s New Writing Award for that year. A second volume of poetry, NeWes, was published in December 1983. Adcock studied under Guy Owens at North Carolina State University. She was an asso ciate editor oiSouthem Poetry Review for a number of years. Most recently her poems have appeared In Kenyon Review ar\dOeorgla Review. ' She is at Meredith under the auspices of the Kenan Foundation. Meredith Performs presents opera the Shearon Han'Is Building from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday riights, for the next few weeks. The goal is 5000 calls. The student caller who receives the most money in pledges wins a beach weekend. The dorm whose student volunteers receive the most pledges will be awarded $100, and the hail receiving the most pledges will be giv^ SSO. TTiere will also be nightly and we^ly prizes. The basic principle behind the phonathon Is if everyone will contribute a little money, it will all add up, and costs for Meredith students will be minimized. For more Information on the Meredith phonathon, call Anne Purcell at Extension 392. By Anne White "The Old Maid and the Thief," a one-act opera by Gian Carlo MenottI, will be the next presentation in this season’s Meredith Perfomw series. Each season, the Mel'edith Perfonns series presents four different styles of theatre plus a spring dance concert, thereby offering a variety package of events. Bob Wharton, Director of Meredith Performs, creates a balanced season with a musical comedy in the fall semester and an opera In the spring semester. ’The Old Maid and the Thief’ will be the third opwa perfonned at Meredith and was chosen because most of the characters are female, allowing for a cast of primarily Meredith students. What’s It all atout? It’s a fast-paced comedy com plete with small-town gossip, crime, and amorous misunder standings - resulting in the hilarious uprooting of a spin ster's Victorian house. Sound wacky? You bet it is! The opera Is double-cast. TTie role of the old maid, Miss Todd, will be performed by Donna Rector, a senior voice major, and by Rhonda Hall, also a senior voice major. Per forming the role of Laetitia will be Johnsie Joyce, a senior voice major, and Sally Cutchin, a Meredith graduate and voice major who teaches preparatory students in Meredith’s Voice Department. In the role of Miss Pinkerton are Anna Spears, a junior music education major, and Jeane Sumpter, a junior organ major. Tom Hawkins, who teaches English and drama at Athens Drive Senior High School, will perform the role of Bob. Anita Burt, an assistant professor In Meredith’s Music D^rtment, is the musical director of the opera Roy Dicks, a reference librarian with the Wake County Library System, is the stage director. Patricia Halbeck, an instructor in Meredith's Music Depart ment, is the piano accom panist. Paul Gabriel, technical director for Meredith Performs, is the set designer. There are six performances scheduled: February 3, 4, 9.10, and 11 at 8:00 P.M., and February 12 at 2:00 P.M. All perforrr>ances will be in the Studio TTieatre beneath Jones Auditorium. Tickets are $2.50 for students and senior citizens, $4.00 for others; they can be obtained at the door or by calling or dropping by Meredith's Music Office bet ween 8:00A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Frkjay. From all accounts, "TTie Old Maid and the Thief" promises to be a lively hour of special music, surprises, and laughter. The cast members are enjoying rehearsals and locA forward to performing for a live audience. Come on out and join in the fun! State govH internships available If you are a post-secondary student looking for a way to gain experience in an area related to your academic and career interests. North Carolina state government is offering you the opportunity to do just that. By participating In the state government internship program, students can gain the exposure to public service pro fessions and learn about government. The program is :dij?Qted .by,the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office, an agency within the N.C. Depart ment of Administration. Applicants should submit a State of North Carolina employ ment application, a letter stating reasons for wishing to participate, a transcript of post secondary grades and a resume listing previous employmerrt, activities and honore. Students should include both the school address and permanent address on the resume. .;Appiioation6.are available at - career placement offices, local Employment Security Commission offices or the Office of State Personnel at 116 West Jones St., Raleigh. All application materials should be submitted to the Youth Ad vocacy wid Involvement Office, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC. For more infonnatlon about the Spring Internship R-ogramcQ^t Michelle Rose, Youth Adwcacy and Involve ment Wfice, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1334 or phone 919-733-9296.