Vol. I, No. 2 Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 Feb. 6.1986
Approval of dishwasher shines in Belk
by Casey Bass, Features Editor
Have you notice how much drier the
trays are in the cafeteria? Did you realize
that you are no longer spending a minute
or two in search of a clean salad or soup
bowl? These, along with cleaner glasses
and silverware in Belk Dining Hall are
Jerry Bynum, Director of Housing,
said the efTiciency rate has improved
about 50% for processing dirty dishes,
and that the cleanliness of dishes also has
improved around 95%.
Dining hall staff members say that they
Tammy Young, former ASPA president (far right) receives awards
are pleased with the new equipment. In an
inverview with the Herald, they agreed
that the old washer had worn out and was
no longer doing its job.
The old dishwasher had been installed
to clean enough dishes for 400 students,
due to a new dishwasher purchased over
Now that Meredith has an enrollment of
1,200, something bigger was needed.
Sherri Pegram, a freshman, said she is
happy about the change. **lt^ so nice to
pick up a salad bowl that is clean, and
then be able to pul it on a dry tray."
ASPA wins merit award
by Jeanne Coleman. Contrib. Reporter
Julie Harris, Contrib. Reporter
For the third year, Meredith's ASPA
chapter has won the ASPA Merit Award.
Tammy Youn, 1984-85 president, received
the award at the meeting Jan 14. in the
Chapel Commons Room.
By'having active members, holding
seminars, workshops and clinics as well as
having chapter meetings, programs,
ASPA national membership growth and
paiticipation in district, regional and
national activities, Meredith’s chapter
qualified for the award.
The Merit Award was designed to
develop more effective student chapters
and to encourage outstanding activities
and projects by student chapters.
Following the award presentation,
Jew^l Weatherly and Jeff Stocks spoke.
Weatherly, who works in personnel at
Northern Telecom, spoke about the fleld
of personnel and her involvement with it.
Weatherly shared some of her experien*
ces with the group and gave advice to
those interested in pursuing this career
Jeft Stocks, recruitment manager for
Manpower, provided information about
his company. He also reminded students
of his company’s involvement with the
Meredith Co-op Program, for those who
The next meeting is Wed., Feb. 5, at 7
p.m. in the Chapel Commons Room.
Meredith makes efforts to increase minority enrollment
by Betsy Short, News Reporter
Breaking the mold is not easy, but
Meredith College is trying to do it. With
the cooperation of faculty, students and
the administration Meredith is hoping to
increase the enrollment of minority stu
dents, especially black Americans.
Currently, out of 1550 students at
Meredith only 58 are minority students.
Vice President and Dean of the College
Allen Burris recognizes that the '"diffi-
culty in recruiting black students and
faculty members is very complex," but the
**reason for the lack of minorities at
Meredith is not a lack of effort."
While the admissions recruiters at
Meredith realize they cannot devote all
their time to this issue, they are putting a
great deal of emphasis on the recruitment
of minority students. Jeanne Puckett who
works in the admissions office explained
the usual process for recruiting black
Americans. First, the names of black .
Americans who agreed to release their
SAT scores to interested colleges are
requested from the College Testing Ser
vice. Puckett said, “This is where we get
our first big pool.” Once these names have
been obtained, admissions mails the stu
dents a letter introducing them to Mere
dith. Beyond this pooling of names,
Meredith recruiters now travel to pre
dominantly black regions in the east, such
as inner city Atlanta, Washington and
Bahimore. According to Puckett, many
of the schools in these areas are 100 per
The admissions office is planning to
host an abbreviated open day on Feb. 2
for black high school students who have
shown an interest in Meredith. The event
will be held during Black Emphasis Week
in cooperation with the Association for
Black Awareness (ABA). Never before
has such a day been set aside especially for
The president of ABA, Adrienne Gore,
plans to send a personal letter to those
students who have already applied at
Meredith, as well as other girts in 12 coun
ties surrounding Raleigh. Puckett thinks
the key to successful recruiting is getting
the students on campus to see for them-
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Balloon booth’s popularity inflates as rush begins
by Cynthia L. Church, Editor
The Meredith College Balloon Gallery
is having its annual Valentine^ Booth in
Cate Center from Wednesday, February
6 through Wednesday the 14th. The bal
loon booth is in its third year at Meredith
and because of the success in the past the
department of Student Activities is expect
ing another big year.
“Last year the balloon booth was very
successful. We sold about $2000 worth of
balloons and we expect to do better than
that this year because we have a greater
variety of balloons," said Dina Durham,
Cate Center Box Office Information
The booth will be open Monday
throughThursday from9a.m.to lOp.m.
On Friday, the booth will be open from 9
a.m. to S p.m.
The balloons are available not only to
students on campus but also off campus.
For those non-Meredith students, orders
taken will be delivered to on-campus stu
dents at no extra cost.
The price range of the balloons runs
from the Latex at SI to the ten foot bal
loon at over ten dollars.
“The Mylar balloons are S2 each and
we have the mail-a-balloon which is $3.50
plus postage.” said Meshelle Cox, Box
Office Student Worker.
Bouquets of balloons with boxes of
cookies with hearts on them can be
bought as well as those balloons bearing
the traditional i love you* and *Be My
Valentine' on them.
The Office of Student Activities is also
holding a raffle for the ten foot balloons.
Two of them will be ^ven away. Raffle
tickets can be purchased at the teoth for
lOe each. The winners will be drawn on