February 22,1995 p 6 Campus Extras speaker discusses honor at Founder's Day Convocation A small audience of students turned out for the Founder’s Day Convoca tion held on Mon., Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. in Jones Auditorium. The address to stu dents and faculty concerned the con cept of honor and its importance. Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson, profes sor emeritus at Wake Forest Univer sity, delivered his lecture entitled “ Great Riches and Precious Ointment. ” Wilson is currently the vice president of special programs at Wake Forest. Prior to holding this position, he was the chair of the English department. “I was sorry about the poor student attendance because I thought it was a very good talk,” said Dr. Eloise Grathwohl, chair of the convocation committee. She and other faculty members were surprised that more seniors did not attend since they were able to wear their academic regalia. Wilson said he was asked to speak on a more general topic affecting Meredith students not just about Meredith itself. But what Wilson said rang true not only for the students but also for the college as a whole. He opened by quoting poetry con cerning honor from Shakespeare, Yeats, andothers. One reading of lago’s lines from Shakespeare’s play Othello sent a message about the emphasis and importance of one’s name and reputa tion, an emphasis in which Meredith takes pride. Wilson also mentioned some of the Meredith founders that he knew and respected. People such as Carlyle Campbell, Norma Rose, Mary Lynch Johnson and Dr. Mary Yarborough. After the presentation, there was a luncheon for graduates ofWake Forest and friends of Wilson. Many faculty members were in attendance, as well as Dean Page, President Weems, Dr. Jean Jackson, and Rev. Sam Carothers. li Ck Mb' f^jMiiSJ ix.ee felis 4ll. ^ AnencA'i CollegeP-in^ f±‘S yctur Uli YourFJure. li's yovr tr -fey 4 _ Me r>c /:tk SuFP (/ Sfore. •.V. photo by Jetson Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson stops for a chat after his speech at the Founder’s Day convocation. Wilson stressed the importance of preserving one's honor and name. Meredith College student body presents our resolution for change To President John Weems: We, the students of Meredith Col lege, organized as the Student Gov ernment Association, desiring to im prove the college for present and future students and to enrich our education as women by assuming responsibility for ourselves and the Meredith community, have drafted the following resolution: In support of the purpose and function of Meredith’s student gov ernment system and of the general welfare of the student body, we seek the positive development of Meredith’s future; therefore, it is our firmbeliefthat student voices should be heard, considered, and included at all times when discussing the affairs of Meredith College. We believe that in order for change to be a unifying process rather than a divisive one, aU facets of the Meredith community must be fairly represented. While we believe that change is neces sary, we also believe that change with out forethought and discussion is detri mental to the unity of the College. Therefore we resolve that unity can be maintained only if students, staff, faculty, alumnae, administrators and trustees work together to implement the changes required for the longevity of Meredith College. SGA will be meeting with President Weems today at noon. The college vice presidents and deans will also be in attendance. On FrL, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., four SGA representatives and faculty representatives will meet with the Ek>ard of Trustees. If any students have suggestions they can place them in the SGA office in Cate Center. ^ ^

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