IVIONTRgATCOl.LEOE FEBRUARY a publication of the journalism and editing workshops Johnson to be Capped for DMA in May by Queen Musenawa by Queen Musengwa Mark Jolinson, assistant Professor 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. Johnson ex 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 through." Sperry added, "I’m sad that it fell through. I woidd like to have had a year book." 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 ceived it." 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 mail,Jlhink.” Maura Buus enthusiastically voiced, “We could have used that $390.00 for an other project.” 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) to happen." 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 next year." 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 dents. 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.

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