North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith Herald
Volume X, Issue 1
August 25,1993
Raleigh, North Carolina
Angels arrive for *93-*94
pfaoto by Laura Daveaport
Incoming freeman Christy Short, Charlotte, N.C., begins her Meredith experi»ce by movii^ into Vann
Residence Hafl. Family members Juai^ta Garten, Tony Short and Stephanie Lusk carry boxes to her room.
Freshmen get carried away by Orientation
Weems promotes the
Meredith experience
Dear Members of the Meredith Community:
This is a note of welcome to both the new
members and the returning members of our
Meredith community. I have always thought our
strongest characteristic is that we stand together as
a family, supportive of each other, as we cooperate
to meet the challenges and opportunities placed
before us in our academic community.
To those new to Meredith, we hope each of you
finds our beautiful campus an inspiring and stimu
lating place to learn and teach. To the new students,
we challenge you to learn skills and knowledge
that will take you confidently into the next century.
We at Meredith recognize the special gifts of a
women’s college, and hope that you will appreci
ate and take advantage of them, Our unique envi
ronment at Meredith encourages women to de
velop into their own person, to grow from their
experiences, and to make friendships that will last
a lifetime.
To those returning, we’re glad you’re back to
help guide those new to our campus, to pursue your
own areas of interest, and to build on the meroories
of your previous experiences at Meredith.
Most importantly, we see each member of the
Meredith community as a unique individual who
helps create what is special about Meredith. We’re
pleased you’re with us. and we're looking forward
to an exciting year.
John Weems, President
by EUen Williamson
When most Meredith students hear the word
orientation, they usually think about Freshman
Funanza or the dreaded handbook test. The 1993-
94 Orientation Crew adopted the theme “Get Car
ried Away” tt) introduce the class of 1997 to the
'new' Meredith experience.
Madalyn Gaito, Director of Student Activities
and Leadership Development, said, “We tried to
place emphasis on residence halls so we could
establish that community.”
Tlie students arrived on Thursday. After set
tling in their rooms, the freshmen ate dinner with
their hallmates. That night the students experi
enced their flrst hall meeting which included a fire
drill and handbook training. There will not be a
handbook test for this class and that, said Gaito,
will “place more responsibility on them to learn
aboutit.” TTie Serendipity and Kaleidoscope work
shops were on Friday aiKi Saturday.
Roger Day entertained at the Funanza Buffet
Friday afternoon.
Sarah White, afreshmanfrom Statesville, NC,
said. “The first part of orientation was interesting,
but you just wanted to gel on with your freshman
year later in the week.”
Sunday afternoon there was an Activities Fair
which replaced the formal dinner. About 30 orga
nizations recruited new members. Gaito said, “I
hope it was helpful for freshmen as well as the
organizations." Many of the organizations were
pleased with the results and the number of people
who want to get involved. Camille Hatch, Student
Government Association (SGA) president said,
‘This is a most exciting group of freshmen. They
all want to get involved and I’m excited for them.”
The freshmenregistered Tuesday, Most waited
several hours to get their books.
Dana Roberson, Meredith Recreation Asso
ciation (MRA) president, said, “Orientation went
better than it has in past years because there was
more free time and fewer meetings.”
This year brought in af^ximately 382 fresh
men. 92 transfers and S international students to
Meredith — all experiencing orientation and all
“Getting Carried Away.”

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