Volume XXVI, Number 19
March 30, 1993
to Benefit College
By Kenneth Graham, Jr.
"Fair and mature treatment of
the students, responsibility and em
powerment of individuals and a
consistent, positive enhancement
of student life have been the un
derlying motive in each of the sug
gestions to follow." This quote
came directly from SGA's revi
sion package that was sent to
President Hurt on March 5, con
cerning the revisions of the stu
On March 1, the Student
Government Association held a
special Legislative meeting con
cerning the revision of the student
handbook. In the past, this pro
cess has been done by the Student
Affairs office, with the assistance
with SGA; however, this year
President Hurt has requested the
Student Government Association
and Student Affairs to make sug
gestions for revisions seperately.
Once the suggested revisions were
made, both packages were sent to
President Hurt for review.
The Executive committee
took each section of the handbook
andcarefully made suggestions for
additions and deletions. For ex
ample, suggestions were made to
have students "abide by a curfew
if they receive two or more unsat
isfactory grade reports," instead of
the present rule of requiring fresh
man to be in the dorm by 12 am
Monday through Thursday and
lam on Friday and Saturday. In
M-AC Students Venture Abroad
Ministries Offer Opportunities in Foreign Lands
By Kathryn Letterman
Several students and faculty
members of Montreat-Anderson Col
lege are planning on spend
ing their summer in foreign
countries, for missionary out
reach and evangelism.
Heather Bischoff is
headed to Mexico for two
months with Spearhead, a
Latin American Missions
Kurt Grohman is returning to
Russia for two months, with Teen
Mania, to continue his experience.
Grohman has previously spent a
summer in Russia, where he partici
pated in street dramas and evange
lism. Also with Teen Mania is Brian
Morrison, who is considering going to
Botswana, Africa for one month.
Mustafa Akaskal will be travel
ling to Russia for three weeks with
Mission Athletes International. He
will be playing soccer as a
way to set-up outreach. When
asked what he hopes will be
the result of the trip, Akaskal
answered, "I pray that the
ministry will influence as
many lives as possible."
Sheila Huntley, who is
going on her first trip
outside of the United States,
is venturing to Honduras.
Lisa Gibson is going to
Bolivia, South America with
the Montreat Presbyterian
Youth Group for one month.
Gibson is studying Spanish
here at Montreat to prepare
herself for the trip. Thirteen
people, aged thirteen and up, are in the
the revision process, individual
members of the Executive Com
mittee were assigned to consider,
to rewrite, and to present the changes
approximately ten weeks.
After all revisions were made
a package was brought before the
Legislative Committeeto be dis
cussed and approved. It was at this
time that a special meeting was
held for the student body to voice
their opinions and concerns.
Needs of the off-campus stu
dents were a great concern to the
Student Government Association
during this process. It was brought to
SGA's attention that some disciplin
ary actions could not be enforced on
the off-campus students. As a result.
other actions were suggested . The
disciplinary probation and room re
striction section of the handbook re
ceived much discussion. Recom-
mendations weremade bythe SGAlo
provide sanctions against a student
who should receive disciplinary pro
bation, instead of requiring a student
to be in their room from 7pm to 7am.
Alcohol Education classes, commu
nity service hours, and restitution
are just three of the many sanctions
that were recommended by the SGA.
SGA President Justin Ramb
says, "This year's SGA has proposed
changes to the student handbook that
will treat students as maturing young
adults who can be tmsted and allow
■ the rules and discipline to be consis
tent with the mission and growth of
youth group. Professors Mike Sonnen-
berg and Jim Southerland are also trav
elling with the Montreat Presbyterian
Rob Lewis is venturing to the
Bahamas with his home church.
Not all of the students here at
Montreat-Anderson College are spend
ing only their summers in a foreign
country, but two are making a bigger
commitmenL Paulette Mixon
is going to Egypt next semes
ter to study Arabic and Is
lamic. She will be with the
Christian College Coalitioa
Mixon expressed her
thoughts, "I think it will be a
good learning experience. At
first I was hesitant to leave
Montreat for an entire se
mester, but now I feel that leaving will
make me appreciate what I have here
Mark Jenkins is also making
quite a move. He is considering living
in Poland, with a Polish family for the
next three.years. Jenidns desires, Jq
teach English and to become involved
with their youth.
M-AC is not only sending mis
sionaries to foreign countries, but
to its own as well. The SGA Rela
tions Committee is trying to bring a
campus chapter of "Habitat for
Humanity" into organization.
"Habitat for Humanity" is a non-
denominational Christian group that
wishes to build low-income hous
ing for those who can not afford to
buy homes of their own. The Rela
tions Committee hopes this to be in
effect next semester.
M-AC Expanding Its Horizons...
New Courses offer Students
By Jamie King
Montreat-Anderson College is
offering new classes in the fall se
mester of 1993.
The Science Department, in
light of their new Environmental
Studies major, is presenting M-AC
students with three new courses:
Botany, Plant and Animal Physiol
The Mathematics Department
is offeringpre-calculus for four credit
hours. This course is designed to
prepare students for Calculus with
Analytic Geometry. The prerequi
site includes a grade of "C" or above
in high school Algebra II or MT023.
The Family Science division is
offering a new course called Person
ality. It will deal with the basic
principles of personality structure,
dynamics assessment and theory.
and it will give consideration to both
environmental and biological deter
minants of personality.
Advanced Painting, Advanced
Ceramics, Advanced Design, Ad
vanced Photography, Current Is
sues in Art and Independent Study
are all first time classes being of
fered from the Art department.
Each Advanced class is a sequel to
those currently being offered, and
are worth three credits. Current Is
sues in Art is a course which
requires the student to read a vari
ety of literature and research and to
be able to discuss issues in art. In
the Independent Study course, the
students will prepare a final art ex
hibition of their personal work and
write a major paper discussing the
processes and results of art course
Applied Stage Directing, a three
credit course, is the only new course
being offered by the English Depart
ment. In this class, students will be
expected to choose a script, cast the
parts, coordinate design, and supervise
the complete production of at least one
one-actplay. Students must be at Junior
level status andhavecompletedENlOl.
While students sign up f classes they
should consider these new courses..
M-AC Sponsors Never Stop Learning Program
Montreat-Anderson College is one of the four sponsors for the Never
Stop Learning Program. This program is aimed at all ages, from children to
the elderly, to promote the pursuit of higher and outward education.
Channel 13, our local ABC network, designed this yearlong campaign,
which started in February and will end this upcoming year.
The mindset of the NeverStopLeamingProgram is concentrated on our
country's awareness to the importance of education. They focus on relaying,
through television commercials, on which our college gets publicity, the
problems in education and the solutions.
It is a definite honor that Montreat has had an opportunity to participate
in a organization which promotes our country to "Never Stop Learning",