VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 6 Meredith College, Raleigh, ^■.C. 27607
SEPTEMBER 30, 1965
Admissions Prepared to Open Doors to High School Seniors
by Vanessa Qoodman
The Officeof Admissions at Meredith
College is preparing four programs h
the19eS-66 year for high school seniors
and their parents to give them tl>e
opportunity to view a college day in
The high school open days are held
fourtimesayear-three times In the fall
and once In the spring. The basic pur
pose of them Is to allow prospective
students to gain a “feeling" for campus
The Office of Admissions has de
signed two schedules • one for the stu
dent and one for the parents - which run
Student hostesses, selected by fa
culty members, guide prospective stu*
dents to visit classrooms In the morn
ing and take them on a tour their
parents in the afternoon.
The parents attend an Information
session In the morning where they are
addressed by Dean Burris and by menv
bers of the Admissions Staff. Each
speaker touches on a facet of student
In the aftemoon the seniors hear a
student panel and are able to ask ques*
tions to various students from each of
the classes on campus.
Before departure the students and
their parents are given a final opportu*
nity to ask questions on a one-to-one
In the Rotunda of Johnson Hall re
presentatives from the Admissions
Staff, Dean of Students Office, Career
Sen/lces, and the IHOnors program are
avail^le to answer any questions.
This Is the eleventh year for Open
Days and Julie Browning, Associate Di
rector of Admissions, thinks that they
are "very successful” and "rarely a
The Admissions Staff averages about
230 students a year in open day and a
high percentage of that number go on
In 1983-84 242 students came.
Eighty-seven percent of that number
applied and 48 percent enrolled.
Ms. Browning says that these pro
grams are "big recnjiting efforts and
the only time that prospects are
allowed to view classes and to get close
to Meredith In a formalized way."
The first open day of the year will
take place on October 2, 1965.
Wendy Carol Langston
Langston Elected Freshman Class President
by Cynthia L. Church
The speeches were made. The bal lots
vrere checked. The votes were tallied.
The results were posted. On Septem
ber 19 Wendy Carol Langston became
the president of Meredith College's lar
gest freshn^n class.
“I. cried when I found out I won,"
Langston said. "I came back from
shopping and... came down the hail
wrtiere some girls were outside my
doors. They looked sad and told me the
results didn't look good."
■ ,‘.‘T*^.MayY.Ann(Lj8aiba) iumped.up
and said, 'You’re Pres.!’”
Langston is from Princeton, North
Carolina where she lives with her pa
rents Willard and Ann Langston. She is
the youngest of three daughters.
A graduate of Wayne -Colinty Day
School In Goldsboro, North Carolina,
Langston was active In school activities
such as politics. She served as trea
surer of her junior class and was in
volved in clubs. She was also active In
her church. She was president of her
youth group at Princeton United
These positions helped Langston de
velop many leadership skills. Through
her work as an assistant manager at her
famrt/s business, LangstorrWotei and
Cottages at White Lake, she learned
how to worit with people, carry respon-
slbiilty, and be dedicated.
Her dedication to the freshman class
Is one reason Wendy Langston ran for
"I thought It would be neat to repre
sent the freshman class. We've got a
bunch of great girls in this class. I'll do
my best for them," Langston said.
Langston plans on working to help
resolve the problem with the freshman-
sophomore parking. She is open for
suggestions on the best way to handle
this and hopes to work closely with her
As a political science major, i^ng-
ston hopes to gain insight on how to be
a successful politician. She hopes her
office will give her the experience to
pursue her career.
Financial Office Awards Scholarships
by Kathy Brown
Meredith College awarded or coordi
nated $1,265,067 in assistance for 430
students in the 1984-1965 school year.
Seventy-eight percent of the awards
were over $2,000 and 95 percent of the
awands were over $1,000.
Toquaiify for finandal assistance the
Office of Scholarships and Financial
Assistance requires that a student is
eligible if analysis of her application
shows that her family is not able to pay
the amount that meets the yearly stu
dent expense budget for Meredith.
The 1984-1985 "expense budget” for
on-campus students was $6,350 and
$6,600 for commuting students.
There are two types of assistance
avaliableforstudents at Meredith; "gift
assistance" (scholarships and grants)
and self-help (loans and employment).
Many factors detennine if a student
is eligible for either type of assistance.
Such factors are gross family Income,
assets and I iabli ities and the number of
children In college.
if the qualiflcattons for financial
assistance are broken down, a student
may or may not have to repay the
amount. Federal and State Grants
along with Meredith College Scholar
ships do not have to be repaid. The
money received through National Direct
Student Loans and Guaranteed Student
Loans do have to be repaid.
Dr. Hiott, Director of Financial
Assistance, said, "Most financial
assistance Is based on established
need." Hiott prefers the term financial
"assistance” because it Implies that the
student has made every effort to' fi
nance her own tuition b^ore seeking a
supplement; [Continued on page S]
Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members
by Mary Beth Weaver
The Phi Omicron Chapter of Phi
Alpha Theta inducted (at right) Eliza
beth Brock, Trasi Campbell, Sophie
Grady, and Carolyn Sheridan Tuesday,
September 10. Phi Alpha Theta is an in
ternational honor society for the history
student. The second best known honor
society In the United States, Phi Alpha
Theta only inducts students who have
an overall grade point average of 3.0
and a history grade point average of
The Phi Omiaon chapter was esta
blished at Meredith in 1975, and in 1976
this chapter won the nation’s Out
standing Chapter Award. Led by its
president, Liza Dozier, and its advisor,
Dr. Carolyn Gaibbs, Phi Omicron tries
to uphold the ideals of scholarship in
Meredith Makes Music
by Mallnda- BrittWi
The Raleigh Symphony'dt«fi^?;a;wHi
perform on October 5 in
torium at 8 o'clock’ p.m.' fi^
Other visiting artists will include
piano, voice recitals, violin and organ
The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
Young Artists will perform throughout
the month of November and the Na
tional Opera Company will provide a
special concert in conjunction with the
Eastem Carolina University Orchestra.
All concerts are free with the excep
tion of the National Opera Company
and the Meredith ct>oral groups at
which ^ents tickets will t>e available at
Student recitals In organ, voice and
piano will be present throughout the
semester. These concerts will feature
the Meredith College music majors in
performances open to the public.
The Choral Society will be heard in
their fall and Christmas concerts. More
about the Meredith College music
events will be presented in a subse
The music departnwit promises to
be entertaining for those who have
great interest and little money.
FOUR INDUCTED INTO PHI ALPHA THETA