Vol. 1, No, 10 Meredith College, Raleigh, NC 27611 April 21,1986
‘Vision’ campaign keeps Meredith going
Christina and Seby Jones Chapel constructed with help of Visions Campaign.
by Stephana West, News Reporter
It takes an enormous amount of money
keep Meredith College going. The nor
mal operations of the college requiring
funding include faculty and staff salaries.
Spring dances to be held
student financial aid, and the utilities and
maintenance of the campus and its build
Meredith’s financial needs are constant
ly increasing. Where does the college get
its funds? The answer is the Visions
by Kim Allen, News Reporter
Meredith will hold its two Spring dan
ces on April 19. The Freshman/Sopho
more semi-formal will be held at the
Raleigh Inn and the Junior/Senior Prom
wil be held at the Holiday Inn North on
Betty Shipp, sophompre class presi
dent, reported that the tickets will go on
sale in the dining hall on Monday, April
14 and will be on sale until Friday, April
18. The tickets will cost $ 10 per couple.
The band “Mirrors" will provide the
music for the dance.
According to Stephana Gaye, a senior,
tickets for the Junior/ Senior are available
to the juniors in the Box Office April 9-18.
The seniors are admitted into the dance
free of charge. Music for the dance will be
provided by the band “Kruze.”
The seniors are selling champagne glas
ses with the dance theme, “A Toast to
Time” on them. The glasses are $5 each.
Crook hunt continues despite
ups and downs
by Paige Leist, Reporter
The story of the crook begain in 1906.
There were nine members in the class of
1906 and only eight parts in class day. So
a Miss Phelps, who had transferred form
Adrian College in Michigan to Meredith,
suggested that the ninth member present
a shepherd’s crook to the rising senior
class. The rising seniors were commanded
to hide the crook from the rising juniors.
The juniors found the crook before the
deadline, much to the seniors’ dismay.
That year they tied a black bow along
with the class colors of 1906 to the crook
on class day.
The hiding places for the crook became
more-difficult — and dangerous. How
ever, the juniors were not to be outdone.
They enlisted the support of their little
sisters, and the two classes searched dili
gently — all year.
A freshman found the crook in the year
of 1932-33. That freshman was Dr.
Norma Rose of the English department.
Dr. R^roe said that they used to go out and
look for the crook “whenever we got
bored with life.” But they never started
looking until it was dark. That made it
Dr. Rose and her big sister were pok
ing about a summerhouse on campus one
night with some other students when Dr.
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The Visions Campaign is an eight-year,
$20 million fundraising project according
to Dr. Jerry McGee, vice president for
institutional advancement. This project
began in the summer of 1980, and McGee
said, “It’s by far the most aggressive fund
raiser the college has ever had.”
Where does $20 million go? McGee
said that the goals of the Visions Cam
paign are to raise $13'/2 million for new
construction, and $1 million to supple
ment the annual operation of the college.
To date, this project has helped fund
the construction of the Christina and
Seba Jones Chapel, the Shearon Harris
Business Building, the Mary Yarborough
Research Center, and will contribute to
the proposed Art building.
The Visions Campaign is doing “quite
well” in meeting the needs of the college,
according to McGee. Meredith’s needs
are continually growing and changing,
however, and there are “never enough”
funds to take care of them all.
McGee said that the corporate com
munity has become more generous to
1. Some portion of the Crook must be
visible at all times. There is, however, no
stipulation as to what position one must
be in to see the Crook.
2. The Crook must be hidden oh
3. The Crook may not be hidden
under lock and k^.
4. The Crook must be hidden in its
5. The Crook must not be hidden after
the first hiding.
6. The Crook must not be hidden on
roofs or in trees.
7. Only Meredith juniors may hunt
8. The Crook must be displayed in the
cafeteria for one week before the search
9. If found, the Crook must be taken
to the Junior Class President and pres
ented to the Senior Class Preident for her
official verification before the deadline.
(If presidents cannot be found, then the
Crook should be taken to the next ap
10. The juniors have one week in
which to find the Crook.
11. The search begins the day the first
clue is displayed in the cafeteria.
12 The search ends one week later at
the deadline stated Thursday, April 12
SGA news on parking fees and uniform grading
An unusual feature: about a funeral director
News about ‘Spring Fling’
Meredith over the past years. He cites two
reasons for this change; the business
community viewing the college as a supp
Her of employees and Meredith becoming
more aggressive in its fundraising cam
“Almost all the major corporations in
the area have employed Meredith alum
nae,” McGee said.
The Office of Institutional Advance
ment functions as an “external wing of the
college,” McGee added, “promoting and
encouraging financial and personal sup
port of Meredith.”
Where does $20 million come from?
McGee said that first of all the Visions
Campaign went to the faculty and staff
who responded “very, very well” giving
around $160,000. Next, the Office of
Institutional Advancement sought help
from trustees, corporations, foundations,
The Visions Campaign will end in
June; two years earlier than planned.
McGee said plans for the next campaign
will start within one year for the fundraiser
which will probably begin in 1991.
13. A clue must be presented for each
day, and must not be coded.
14. if the juniors find the Crook, it
must be carried in Class Day by the
Senior Class Prseident with a black bow
15. If theCrook is not found, it will be
carried in Class Day by the Senior Class
President with a bow attached of the class
16. These rules may be changed throuj^
time as the tradition fives on and the need
is seen for change.
First crook clue
To the class of 1987:
You may think the crook hunt is
silly, but you might just find it in a
place that is hilly.