MEDEaTH HEDALD 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 ings. 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 U.S. 1. 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 sneakier. Dr. Rose and her big sister were pok ing about a summerhouse on campus one night with some other students when Dr. Continued on page 3 Campaign. 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 Meredith’s campus. 3. The Crook may not be hidden under lock and k^. 4. The Crook must be hidden in its orignal form. 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 the Crook, 8. The Crook must be displayed in the cafeteria for one week before the search ing begins. 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 propriate officer.) 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 4:30 p.m. INSIDE SGA news on parking fees and uniform grading An unusual feature: about a funeral director News about ‘Spring Fling’ Page 2 Page 3 Paged 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 paign. “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, and alumnae. 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 attached. 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 colors. 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.