Volume XII, Issue 7
Raleigh, North Carolina
Family Day ends in success
By Allison Carter
Family Day is anticipated by many
Meredith students. It is a day for all
families and guests to enjoy spending
time with their daughters, sisters or
girlfriends. Open House is held at the
same time so both men and women
can visit the student in her dorm room.
Sunday the Office of Alumnae Af
fairs hosted the annual event. They
provided a picnic lunch, games and
musical entertainment for all to en
There was a variety of musical
entertainment provided by both on
and off campus groups. The Bathtub
Ring sang a number of songs with a
sense of country twang, while Caro
lina Karaoke allowed the students and
family members to sing their choice
of music. Seleaions ranged from coun
try to musical classics from Grease.
Carolina Karaoke also provided
Sumo wrestling near Johnson Hall.
The adventurous dared to put on the
heavily padded suits and tackle their
opponent. The trick was to get back
up after you had fallen down.
The volleyball net was set up for
anyone who wished to start a game.
Some students commented that
younger brothers and sisters could
not play volleyball with the adults for
fear of getting trampled. They also
could not wrestle, because the suits
would not fit their small bodies.
“I think they should have, more
activities geared towards the younger
children,” said Angela O’Neil. “My
brother is seven years old and was
Before the picnic lunch began at
noon, all families were welcome to
attend the service in Jones Chapel at
11:00 AM then move on to the picnic.
Overall, Family Day ’95 was a
huge success. There were families
that traveled from as near as Greens
boro and Charlotte, yet from as far as
Ohio and Pennsylvania just to visit.
Family members of Meredith students look on and laugn as one
student tackles another during a Sumo wrestling match. Photo by
Faculty Interview: Dr. William Price
By Betsy Stewart
The newest member of
Meredith’s department of history and
politics. Dr. William Price, is an award
winning historian, published author
and scholar whose love of teaching
and high regard for Meredith led him
to our campus.
Price retired from his posi
tion as director of the North Carolina
Division of Archives and History in
June and began a one-year Kenan Pro
fessorship at Meredith in August. He is
currently teaching a course in Ameri
can history to 1876 and in the spring
will teach Introduction to Public His
tory, anew offering. This course. Price
explained, will be a survey of the dis
ciplines of archives, museums, historic
preservation and documentary edit
ing and is open to juniors and seniors.
Price has experience in all of these
areas, and in teaching the course he
will be drawing on his own knowl
edge as well as the resources of the
agency he once headed.
Price taught at NCSU during
the 70’s and 80’s and said he was glad
to now be at Meredith. “Through my
tenure at archives and history I came
to have an appreciation for the capa
bilities of Meredith students because
of the number of students who are on
staff,” Price said. “I was always im
pressed by their intelligence and ef
fectiveness on the job,” he added.
In recognition of his outstand
ing service to the preservation of North
Carolina history, the North Carolina
iLiteraiy and Historical Association
recently presented Price with its
Crittenden Memorial Award. Also,
Price was just notified that he is the
recipient of the Ruth Cannon Award
from the Historical Preservation
Foundation of North Carolina. This
award will be presented at a cer
emony in November.
Price said that retiring was
the “best thing I ever did.” Since
North Carolina has the largest state
historical agency inthe country with
450 full-time employees, he found
his job as director taking him further
and further away from being an hi.s-
torian and increasingly closer to
becoming a corporate manager.
See Price page 5
Price: noted historian newest
faculty member to Meredith.
Photo by Carolyn Chandley