Volume XXVI, Number 20
Looking for ‘Trouble’?
By Marsha Evans
On April 17 at 8pm Montreat-Ander
son College will host Jacob’s Trouble in
Gaitlier Chapel. Jacob’s Trouble is a five
member band whose music is often pegged as
alternative. They come from the heart of
Georgia and as one would imagine, have not
escaped the shadow of other popular Georgia
bands, such as R.E.M., tlie pride and joy of
Athens. Their melodic guitar sounds are not
the only similarity between these two bands.
Each of the five members of Jacob’s Trouble
(original members Steve Atwell, Mark
members of the band Ron Cochran and Keith
Johnston) are anxious to show the world their
Quoting from tlie 1992 August issue
of The Lighthouse, lead singer Jerry Davison
says, “We may be naive in thinking so, but we
believe the tilings you say in music stay willi you
aixi penetrate deeper than a normal conversation
does. We decided tliat we wanted to express our
faith in Christ and to tty and persuade othas to
lode into Christ. Others spread tlie Gospel as a
careCT but they use music because it Ls such an
ideal communication tool.
Guitar player Keith Johnston agrees,
“Jacob’s Trouble is an honest iw ixrnsense baixl
that wai Its to be vay artistic about how tl icy biii ig
the message of O irist aax)s.s. Wc want to break
down tliciTrc-concc|Mionspcc^lc tiavcof huids."
Jacob’s 1'rouble’s first two albums were
selected by Billboard Magazine columnist Bob
defeated such major ailisls as tlie Black Crow’s,
London Beat and LuUicrVandross(amongmany
others), in the Coca-Cola Battle of the New
It has been said tliat Jxolfs Trouble is
known as'Tlieliardcstwcrkingband in Christian
musk’’ and expects to pcifoim nearly 180 con-
cats in 1993.
whose mask is a combinaticHi of the R&B of
Kool and the Gang with his ov/n I..atin roots. He
addies,scs tlie ()rol>kms of teens in facing peer
picssure, drugs and ptemarital sex and his mes
sage deals with fiicndship and the importance of.
tlie right relationship.
Tickets for the! concert will be free to the
first lOOpecple whocomeby the Student Activi-
tiesoflice.Allotlias will be$3.50forsludents and
$6.00 for gaicral tidmission.
Hilgers, Wirtjes, Willcox Assume New Duties
in the Student Affairs Administration due to job
transfers, new faculty and promotions.
To the dismay of many students, Tom
Hilgers, current Ditecltr of Stixlcnt Activities.
will be leaving Mon treat to c ondnue his educa
tion atAppalachianStateUniversity. Beginning
this Augast,Tom will pursue a masters degree in
student development, with an emphasis in coun
Tom came to Mon treat three years ago as
Resident DirectOTof Davis Hall. Hisdutieswere
expanded after extiibiting outstanding leader
ship in that position for a semester. He has
By Eric Bush
Last month, die M-AC Business Office
welcomed a new manager, Dr. Diik Wilmoth of
Richficld,NC. The 38 ycarokl Dr. Wilmoth was
bom in Virginia and raised in Winsttxi-Salem. He
aUended UNC-Oiapcl Hill, where he received a
Bacliclor’s degree in journalism and a Master’s
degree in public administration. Fromtlierehe
went on to tlie University of Rochester, NY,
where he earned a second master’s degree in
higher educational finance in 1987.
Dr. Wilmoth explained hk interest in
Montieat, ‘What really attracted me was the
visim that [President] William Hmt has for the
college, and also tlie sense tliat I was spiritually
called tocomc here.” Healsocitcdthcfacttliatliis
in 1979, is a M-AC alumnas.
The Wilmoths liave four children—an 11
ycaroldboy, tlireegirls:agcs93,and 1. CunenUy
as Directorof Student Activities and manager of
Belk Campus Center.
Tom expie-ssed his ajptxialion to the
college by saying, “Jay and I have loved being
here in Montreal; we would love to come Ixick
someday, but I am looking toward to a new job,
a new baby, wcU — a new life.”
Cary Willcox, who is currently the
manager of the Cavalier Grill, will be replacing
Tomas AssocialeforSludent Activities. He will
also be in charge of intramurals, BCC and even
Also, Belli Wirtjes, who was once m-
mored to be leaving, will be staying. With ihe
reorganization of Uie campus and Uie shifting of
du tics she wiU no longer be Resident Directer of
Montreat-Anderson Hall; instead she will serve
as Associate of Career Development
Discovery Participants Explore the Great Outdoors
By Kenneth Graham Jr.
Crossing over brooks, bush-whacking, and searching for (hose last campsites will
be Ihe way approximately 20 students will spend the month of May during M-AC’s
discovery program. Spending days in simplicity and learning about God’s creation can
lx; expected during the trip. The outdoor classroom will provide Uiem with beautiful
scenery and some of nature’s actions such as May snow and freaky lightening storms.
Climbing mountains by foot or by bike supplies panoramic views that are
remarkable and can only be explained if one was there.
Biking and rafting across Western Carolina provides some thrills of a lifetime.
Although tlicre will be struggles climbing the mountains and trying to find that campsite,
Laura Shultz, a Discovery veteran says, “The climbs may seem impossible but after
reaching tlie top the reward is incredible.”
Leslie Reeves, a sophomore comments, “A better appreciation of the beauty and
simplicity of God’s creations is what I am looking for during my experience.”
Mrs. Wilmoth and the childien are remaining in
Richfield, hoping to sell tlie WilmolJi farm as
s(X)n as possible. Tlicy }:Jan on Iwrying a new one
in tlie arai. A!.so, llicy arc mcmlicrs of liic New
London United Mctliodisl Church in New Lon
Dr. Wilmoth’s lidibies include tlrc bari
tone sax, which he played in a groip fer several
years at Pfeiffer College. He is also a “die hard”
UNC txiskclball fan, and an avid reader, Refer
ring ixm-fiction. Two of his favxjritc waks in
clude Chailcs Dickais’ Great Expectations and
C.S. Lewis’ Mere Chiistianity.
In his firet montli, Wilmolli set out to
accornplisi i several imjxxlant tasks, including llic
design of a new, updated accounting system
witliin the business computers that is “more
responsive to llic needs of tlie colkgc.” Tliis he
liqxs will increase cfficiciKy in business opera
One major improvanent Wilmotli hqies
to make Ls to imiiiove intercampus communica
tion. He envisions a single phone netwoikfOTall
M-AC pliones, enabling even damitory phones
to be reached by a four-digit extension. This
would make M-AC a reseller of long distance
This savings could tlien be passed onto on-
campus students, who would obtain fiee local
phone service, wliich would save each phone-
usingroom apineximatcly $300per year in plxxie
Wilmolliscdks other imfxovements, such
as updating office aiuipmait, and hcpcs to foster
afriendly.sludenUxicntaled approach. “I wantto
be afpxxichable to students.”