a publication of the journalism and editing workshops
Johnson to be Capped for DMA in May
by Queen Musenawa
by Queen Musengwa
of music and director
of choral groups,
completed his Doctor
in Musical Arts de
gree on Jannary 29.
The graduation cer
emony will be held at
Louisiana State Uni
versity in May.
plained his attitude
about receiving his
degree; “Unless the
Lord build the house,
they labor in vain who
built it.” Johnson
said that earning his
degree docs not cause him to lose sight
of his purpose and mission: to glorify
the Lord in everything that we do.
The college will offer a Music ma
jor next year. Music minor Scott Bow-
Dr. Mark Johnson
photo by LSU grapliics
ers proclaimed, “I feel that Dr. Johnson’s but it’s not his doctorate that helps him.
new degree will add needed I think it is his experience because he
creditability and excitement was involved in Opera before. There
to the new music major.” fore, that helps him teach more than a
Johnson stated that paper ‘book’ could.”
this summer he will be re- Choir member Jean Abernethy
cruiting students from stated that Johnson was the reason she
youth in Music Worship decided to minor in music. Abernethy
Conferences, as well as entused, “I had Private Voice with him
through present efforts. and now I am involved in the.choir. I
Johnson started his have been in choir since 1 was in 3rd
work in August 1994 and grade , but taking voice lesson with Dr.
kept the tradition of choir Johnson improved my singing tech-
and Celebration alive. Sev- nique. And now I have been told that I
era! students are fond of sing much better.”
Johnson and impressed by
the work that he does. “Dr.
Johnson worked very hard
balancing his time between
his obligations at Montreat
classes, Celebration, Choir and working
on his dissertation,” observed Celebra
tion member, Mindy Coyle.
Former student of Johnson Melissa
Brown stated, “Dr. Johnson knows a lot,
Davis Hall will be serv
ing 13 dozen Krispy
Kreme Donuts during
Open Dorm next
Wednesday night at
10:00. Everyone is in-
1996 Yearbook Cancelled
peeled to be u.sed to buy a computer system stead of a yearbook."
just for publications (newspaper, yearbook, Senior Andy Merl commented, "I tliink
logos,etc.). The rest will be absorbed back
into normal college operations.
Freshman Joan Sarrcll replial, "1 think
that it is sad because alot of memories are
brought back by looking at the yearbook."
Senior Chris Schumacher expesses his
feelings about not having a yearbook, "I think
that it would be neater just to have a class
picture and give that out to the students in-
$390 Uniforms "Lost in the Mail"
Cheerleader's Debut and Final Appearance
by Shazotie Davis
There will not be a yearbook for the
class of 1996. Student Activities Director
Dave Sporty explains, "We had people re
sponsible for putting the whole thing to
gether, blit when they lefl-the yearbook fell
Sperry added, "I’m sad that it fell
through. I woidd like to have had a year
The budget for the yearbook is ex-
by Linda Shirlen
Cheerleaders Sandy Roberts, Amy
Neal, Jiinida Belt, and Amy Wappes made
their debut and final perfromance on Janu
ary 30 at the men’s basketball game against
Milligan. Jimida Belt stated, "Sandy works
and we can never get together. We more
than likely will not cheer again."
The squad was organized by former
Montreat student. Summer Baxter. Baxter
held tryouts in October.
The cheerleaders are not part of the
athletic department, but are under the sup
port of the SGA.
According to Maura Buus, liaison be
tween the cheerleaders and the SGA,
"When it came to finances and budget, the
cheerleaders were allocated $390.00.1 was
suppose to receive a list of cheerleaders. I
continually asked for this list and never re
Buns added, "I also continually of
fered my help. They never asked for any
assistance. This was ‘Summer’s project’. I
don’t know what’s happening."
The uniforms are another big question.
The $390.00 was used to order uniforms, but
no one seems to be able to locate them.
According to Belt, “The shirts and
briefs are here. We have those. Sandy has
her ski but the rest are floating around cam
pus. They came in, but nobody knows where
they put them.”
Amy Wappes restated Belt’s high de
gree of bewilderment, “I am not sure what’s
going on. All the uniforms got lost in the
Maura Buus enthusiastically voiced,
“We could have used that $390.00 for an
Senior baseball player J. J. Altizer com
mented, “We do need cheerleaders, but only
if they arc organized and coached by some
one who will coordinate the events with the
athletic department. They could have given
the money to the baseball team.”
“Maybe we should call Sherlock
Holmes to Montreat to solve the case of the
missing cheerleading skirts”, laughed Fresh
man Nat Ruland.
it should be a requirement for it (yearbook)
Freshman Jean Abernethy concludes,
"When the yearbook meeting was given
only three people showed up. You cannot
put a yearbook together with just three
people. We’re hoping to get one together
Sperry explained tliat "it was late in
the year when we discovered that we didn’t
have enough people to put the yearbook
together and that we would not meet the
deadline to get everything to the printer."
Sperry would like to start training now for
next year's yearbook with interested stu
Short Story Contest
Glimmer Train Publishing is spon
soring a short-story contest for New
Writers. It is open to any writer
whose fiction hasn’t appeared in a
nationally distributed publication with
a circulation over 5,000.
Story length is 1,200 - 7,500 words.
There are no theme restrictions, bul
no poetry, children's stories, or non
fiction will be accepted.
The First-place winner receives
$1,200 and will be published in
Glimmer Train Stories.
There is an $11 fee to cover reading
for up to 2 stories.
Entries should be postmarked in
February or March.
Interested students should see Dr.
Gray for more details.