Volume XXVm, Number 5
By Jonathan Bennett
Heather Bischoff, a senior, is
passing up her final college semes
ter in the States and plans to study in
Latin America through the Chris
tian College Coalition.
On January 9, Bischoff will be
leaving for Costa Rica's capital, San
Jose. There, she will live with a
Christian family who may or may
not be able to speak any English.
The first five weeks of her trip
Bischoff will study Spanish at a
language school and take a seminar
in Latin American political history.
The next two weeks will find
Bischoff completing a service
project among children in a rural
community just outside San Jose.
Then, she will return to the
city and combine more linguistic
study with a course in the religious
practices of the region.
The final nine days of her trip
will be spent in another country,
possibly Nicaragua, where she will
Shakespeare Festival Has Nothing to Offer
North Carolina Equity Troupe Makes Fourth Trip to Anderson Auditorium
By Jeffrey Reardon
William Shakespeare will
breathe again as the North Carolina
Shakespeare Festival graces the
lower stage of Anderson Audito
rium at 8 p.m. this evening with
their presentation of Much Ado
NCSF made their debut three
years ago in Montreat with the play
4.S You Like It. Since that time, they
have continued to thrill audiences
with their brash interpretations of
In 1992 the troupe presented
Two Gentleman of Verona. Instead
of placing the characters in a six
teenth century Italy, NCSF hurled
the players through the time to a
much different Verona circa 1920.
This year, NCSF has cleverly
set Much Ado About Nothing in
America at the turn of the twentieth
century, just after the Spanish
American War. Vice-President of
Academic Affairs, Dr. Don King,
was privileged to see NCSF's Much
Ado About Nothing when they last
produced it in 1988. He revealed,
"Don Pedro (the play's patriarchal
figure) is portrayed as a Teddy
Roosevelt type character."
After lengthy debates. Student
Activities purchased tickets for the
first twenty-five students interested.
However, students can buy tickets
through Student Activities for $4.
This price is half of the already
discounted price that NCSF offered
to Montreat students. The price for
adult tickets is $12.50.
Student interaction is always a
pivotal part of bringing the NCSF
back to Montreat annually. Alpha
Psi Vice-President Kat Ballou served
as a representative on the NCSF com
mittee which was composed of a spec-
tmm of faculty and staff and was
chaired by resident artists Brian Fuller
and Jim Southerland.
Ballou's chief responsibility
was publicity. Ballou commented,
"Along with other Greybeard Schol
arship recipients... I've been hang
ing up posters all over Black Moun
tain and the Asheville areas.".
As always, expectations for
tonight's performance arc high. Ex
plaining that Shakespeare is not the
pasty-mouthed highbrow drivel that
many assume it to be, Brian Fuller
stated, "I think that this will appeal to
the Lethal Weapon crowed, to the
bawdy Animal House crowed... to
the lighter 'Saturday Night Live'
get another glimpse and feel of His
She will return to the U.S.
on May 1 and plans to walk with her
The Human Services and
Cultural Studies major remarked,
"Eventually I want to work in youth
ministry or on the mission field with
cross-cultural kids whether it be in
the U.S. or another country. Part of
this trip is to figure out whether I
want to stay out of the country or
"I want to learn more about
a Latin American country and get a
better point of view of what it's like
to serve others in another country."
Bischoff will not be travel
ling alone, but will be joined by
fourteen other college-age students
from around the country who will
be undertaking the same curricu
Trustees Work to Approve
Budget Over Fall Break
By J.R. Cunningham
Over fall break, the people that
work behind the scenes to keep M-
AC running properly stayed busy
while the student body vacationed.
M-AC has nine members on a
Board of Directors and thirty mem
bers on a Board of Trustees who
help finance the college and make
decisions on what will ultimately
benefit the institution.
According to President Hurt,
over the break the two boards ac
complished quite a bit. "We accom
plished some wonderful things,"
The Board of Directors chose
to give $83,000 to the college for
various areas such as installing new
windows in Davis Dorm and even
pledging up to $20,000 for a new
van for group transportation.
The group discussed many ar
eas of the college such as admis
sions, financial aid, and more stu
"It was one of the best meet
ings we've had since I've been here,"
During this first Board meet
ing of the year. Hurt described the
operation of making the college a
better institution as an "on-going
process" and that things are looking
up for M-AC.
The Board of Trustees, which
is composed of constitutions from
all over the nation, holds members
that have been a part of the organi
zation for 9-12 years or longer.
Over the break this group ap
proved a budget for the year ahead
and accomplished the task of set
ting up an ample curriculum. The
board reviewed financial audits as
well. In addition they approved
new faculty, December graduates,
and the academic progress of both
on- and off-campus students.
The group stayed busy for
about a day and a half doing nothing
but looking at new ideas and con
cepts that can better M-AC and its
Both Boards consists of people
who have been involved with Mon
treat-Anderson College in some
way. Some are alumni and some are
friends of the alumni who have vis
ited Montreat and want to help out
The changes that these people
create benefit everyone. Sopho
more Eddy Carty stated, "They do a
greatjobinwhattheydo. Buying a
new van and installing new win
dows in the dormitories are excel
lent examples of what they do to
make the student body more com
The progress made by both
boards over fall break was amazing.
"The meetings were very up-beat,"
President Hurt proclaimed. "There
was a sense of enthusiasm I got
from the board of what is happening
and what they see developing here
on campus in all aspects."
By Aron Gabriel
Pre-registration for spring
semester classes begin on No
vember 7 and finish up on No
On November 7, seniors and
juniors can register; on Novem
ber 8, sophomores can register
for classes; and on November 9-
18 all others can register.
M-AC will be offering a few
new classes this semester that
could be of interest to the student
body. Registrar Lynn Price gave
assistance in finding the new
classes for next semester.
In the history department,
Mr. Forstchen will be teaching
two new classes next semester.
History 306 is a Russian history
class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His
tory 351 is a Civil War class of
fered from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
on Monday's, Wednesday's, and
As of next fall, there will be
some more additions in the class
s&t NEW COURSES, p.2