Volume XXVII, Number 20
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By Jeff Lang
The college's drama troupe. The
Greybeard Players, will be perform
ing T/jcL/o^ in Winterforthe second
time tonight on the Upper Stage in
Anderson Auditorium at 8:15pm.
Opening night was last night,
April 14, and there will be another
performance tomorrow night and a
fi nal performance Sunday at 2:15pm.
Tickets prices are $5 for adults
and $3 for students. Tickets can be
purchased at the door.
The play focuses on the inter
family struggles of Henry II and his
wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over the
future of their three sons in relation
to the British throne.
The cast and crew advised that
parents may not wish to expose young
children to some of the play's more
mature themes and "occasionally
The actors involved in the pro
duction expressed confidence thatau-
diences will be quite pleased with the
put an aw
ful lot of
work in it.
It's got a lot
to say about
happen if a
family in this play is so dysfunctional,
Actor Larry Furry exclaimed.
If s going to be better than Screwtape.'
Furry also commented on the fact that
practices have been going on "since a
Fre s h-
V i r o n -
perfoimances I've seen at M-AC have
been excellent and from what I've
heard about this one if s going be the
Cast & Crew of
The Lion in Winter
Brian Fuller, M.F.A.
Henry II, King of England ....
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry's Wife Emilia Cabrera
Alais, a French Princess
Richard Coeur deLion, the eldest son Rod Steward
Geoffrey, the middle son
John, the youngest son
Philip, King of France
Stage & Pi op Manager
Publicity & House Manager.
Kat Ballou, Karen Campbell
Light & Sound Crew Chief..
..Naj Alicea, Jennifer Wilson
best one so far.’
By all accounts of those involved
in the production, it should be a play
unparalleled in M-AG theatre history.
Over five hundred hours have gone
into the creation of the set. Light and
Sound Crew Chief Miriam Chapen
praised, "Denise Oblandar totally
committed herself to this play and
we're all thankful for the work she has
Producing Director Brian Fuller
[of past productions]. The key has
been delegation. Janie King has cre
ated the set, while I've worked on
creating the meaning of the play."
Technical Director Janie King
described, "[The set] has more detail.
If s a whole new stage for the Grey
beard Players. I hope people realize
the tremendous amount of hard work
everyone has put in."
Hinman, Idstrom, Jenkinson, Schafler Attempt to Unite Resident Assistants
Leadership Training Improves with Small Group Sessions
Resident Assistants '94-'95
learning about the longings that people
The group meets once a week
for 45 minutes to focus on getting to
know one another,
and to get prepared
for next year.
Jenkinson was im
pressed by the way
M-AC "wants the
R. A.s to play more of
a leadership role on
By Kerie Peterson
The new resident assistants
(R.A.s) for next year will face a
challenging semester when they re
turn in the fall. Changes have been
training and the
R.A.s in the past.
will go through a
designed to better
equip them for the
problems thatthey may face in
the upcoming year. Beth Wirtjes,
overseer of all the R.A.’s activities,
set up small groups for their training
Wirtjes commented that "the
groups will better prepare the R.A.s
and will hopefully bring them to
gether as a team."
Small group leader Scott
Jenkinson mentioned that by using
books by Larry Crabb, the R.A.s are
Enchanted Evening Awaits Eager Dancers
By Joyce Downs
campus as many contemplate the Chairperson of the Student Activity
arrival of the annual Spring Formal Committee Rena Sawyer explained
agreed with Jenkinson, and expressed
that the attempt to better prepare the
R.A.s will help them to deal with
situations better as they arise. Ander
son further added, "Things start to
happen that test relationships and
friendships, and leadership positions.
By learning to work as a team, it will
help to be able to count on one an
Of the R.A.s interviewed, they
all agreed that these small group ses
sions can be used to unite them as a
Returning Davis R.A. Greg
with hope, "Next year
looks to be very promis
ing because of the tmst-
worthy, compassionate, competent
people that have been added to the
need counselors, not police officers to
enforce rules and guidelines set by the
Transfer student Chris
Schumacher has been working with
Small Group Leaders
Scott Jenkinson Karl Schafler
Roger Idstrom Jennie Hinman
students for three years. Although
this training is nothing new to him, he
remarked, "The spiritual aspect of the
training will help
me the most."
Out of 21 po
sitions, only six
R. A.s win be returning next semester.
Not only will there be numerous new
RA.S, but there will new Resident Di
rectors for both Davis and M-A Hall.
Wirtjes supplied that applica
tions are arriving daily and the posi
tion is hoped to be filled sometime
after the April 15 application dead
UPS Service Available in Document Center
By Kerie Peterson
M-AC recently supplied students with new sliipping choices via UPS. The service is
available through Kevin Hoid, head of Document Center.
Before theservice began lastThursday,students had to travelintoBlackMountain to send
out their packages. This created an inconvenience for those students who had to find
transportation to the pharmacy for UPS pick-up.
The service is offered to students, faculty, staff, local residents, and will also be available
to conference attenders.
Hord commented, "With the other services being added to M-AC, UPS is just another
way to modernize the college and put it in a more progressive direction."
Boxes can be shipped at the regular cost, plus a $3.50 smice fee for anything shi^xid up
to $ 10. The service charge then increases according to how much the shifting cost is. This
service charge is used to cover UPS' billing fee and other costs that are attributed to shipping.
Hord mentioned that if students have any questions regarding shipping or packing
instructions to give him a call at extension 233.
be held to-
rant at the Biltmore Estate.
This so long awaited event has
been carefully planned and arranged
by the student activities committee.
1994 Spring Formal Nominees
Queens Maids of Honor
Karen Campbell Cheryl Baiera Daniell Hartness
Frances Domingues Heather Bischoff Lisa McMurry
Joyce Downs Traci Meyer
that each year
picks a certain
song to be the
of the committee Heath Peek sug
gested the song entitled So in Love.
"It's a -romantic theme," ex
The festivities will get moving
at 9pm tonight, and will last until 2am.
Associate for Student Activities Cary
Willcox announced that the event will
include M-AC alumnus Dan Wilson
"There will be a variety of music
ranging from rap to country," added
Willcox, and emphasized that Wilson
is really good about taking requests.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served by
the Deerpark Restaurant The high
light of the evening, however, will be
the recognition and crowning of tlie
Spring Formal Queen.
Tickets are still being sold at the
Bookstore for $12 a couple, and $8
for a single person. However, pricess
at the door will be higher: $15 for a
couple, and $11 for a single person.
Junior Anna Shimaya and M-A
Hall resident Katherine Mcllwain are
definitely going. Shimaya enthusias
tically expounded, "I can’t wait"