North Carolina Newspapers

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
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
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-
Calls are being made from
the Brown Conference Room in
G/aoe Akers
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
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
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
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
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.

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