Volume i, number i4
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$50 Dinner, McKechnie Concert to Benefit Arts
by Amy Buckner — . ...
On Thursday April 11, Bill and Mary
Eleanor Hurt will host the first annual
President’s dinner in Gaither Hall to ben
efit the Performing and Visual Arts Depart
ment of the College.
All proceeds from the dinner and the
special concert by Linda McKechnie will
provide money for the Performing and Vi
sual Arts Department to purchase practice
pianos, an electric kiln, and a video edit
“Linda McKechnie is giving us the
concert and Aramark is funding the din
ner, so most of the proceeds will go directly
to the college,” related Mary Eleanor Hurt.
The dinner will be a gala event fea
turing valet parking and a four-course
menu. The dress is optional black tie.
Invitation to the dinner will be by
table hosts. For a minimum gift of $300,
hosts may reserve a round table for six
guests. Alternatively, they may invite their
guests to give a $50 donation to the col
Dinner guests will enjoy reserved
seating fora concert by Linda McKechnie
by Christian Malone
Last weekend, the Cavalier base
ball squad (11-12, 5-0 in the TVAC)
pounded Bluefield I 1-0 and 2-0 in a
doubleheader, providing an up-note to a
week in which bad weather caused sev
eral games to be postponed.
In the first game, Shane Hatcher
(4-3) 4-hit the opposition, and the Cava
lier bats, cold over Spring Break, woke
up to send 11 runs across the plate, ex
ploding for 6 runs in the 6th. 2B J.J.
Altizer went 3x4 with a run and an RBI,
CF Joe Snyder was 2x2 with the game
winning RBI, and SS Chris Hoyle was
2x3 with 2 runs scored.
In the second game, Jamie Jessee
(3-0) scattered only four hits and fanned
seven in extending his school-record
winning streak to nine. 3B Mitch Glenn
scored the winning run on an error in the
first after doubling and going to third on
a passed ball. Pinch-runner Paul
Murdoch scored an insurance run on a
bases-loaded walk to Snyder in the fifth.
Hatcher came on to pick up the save.
Glenn and 2B Daryl Bryant were both
Outfielder Eddy Carty said, “Our
pitching was outstanding. That’s why
we’re 5-0 in the conference,” alluding
to the Cavalier pitching staffs 0.50 era
in conference play.
to follow the meal. For more than 30 weeks,
McKechnie has been the number one Chris
tian instrumental recording artist in the coun
McKechnie has performed twice before
at Montreat, each performance growing dra
matically in attendance as word of the qual
ity of her work spreads.
A native of Houston, Texas,
McKechnie inteiweaves classical piano with
hymns and inspirational music, arranging all
of her performance pieces.
Alpha Chi to Travel to Regional Conference
Boyer, Griffin, McMahan to Give Presentations
by Christ! Waddell
The Region III Alpha Chi Convention
will be held at the Government House Hotel
Tickets for the concert are limited and
will cost $ 10. McKechnie’s recordings will
be sold following the concert.
Lighting designer for the drama team
Andrea Curry remarked, “The money is re
ally needed. This is a great thing.”
“WeJust feel like it’s a wonderful time
for the college because nothing like this has
ever been done. It is a great opportunity to
benefit the three disciplines of music, art,
and drama at the College,” exclaimed Hurt.
in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 11-13.
Attendees may present scholarly work
at regional and national conventions. This year
three students will present in Charlotte. Se
nior Karis Boyer will present a photographic
exhibit called The Essence of Man, ]\.\n\ov Zola
Griffin will be presenting a paper titled, “The
Evolution of a Christian ‘Ethnic Group’ Within
Evangelical Circles,” and senior Carol
McMahan, will present a paper which she pre
pared last summer at the Pew Younger Schol
ars experience at the University of Notre Dame
Other Alpha Chi members attending will
bejunior.Jeff Sheets and seniors Aron Gabriel
and Jonatlian Bennett. Sponsor Charles Risher,
Associate professor of history/political science,
will accompany the group.
Sheets is very excited about the conven-
stimulation and a chance to spend the night
President of the Montreat chapter
Gabriel mouthed, “Alpha Chi is not for the
faint of heart it takes guts to be a brain.”
“I agree with my fellow intellectual god
and I would like to add that pure brilliance is
only found in a select few on this campus,”
Alpha Chi is a coeducational society
whose purpose is to promote academic ex
cellence and exemplary character among col
lege and university students and to honor those
who achieve such distinction.
As a general honor society. Alpha Chi
admits to membership students from all aca
A member institution, which must be a
regionally accredited, baccalaureate degree
granting college or university, may invite to
membership no more than the top 10 percent
of the Junior and senior classes.
tion, “F m looking forward to the intellectual
Flowers, Broome Lead Victory Over
by Christian Malone
The softball team followed losses to
Lenoir-Rhyne and North Greenville with
a doubleheader SM'eep at Tennessee
In the first game against Tennessee
Wesleyan, flamethrower Kelly Flowers
threw well at the plate going 2-5, scoring
two runs, as the Lady Cavs crushed the
Lady Bulldogs 14-4. Flowers was aided
by the muscle of CF Erin Broome, who
homered twice, including a grand slam,
driving in 7 runs. Angie Beck, Becca
Wineka, Shellie Bowser, Lisa Brooks, and
Elisha Perkins also helped with the lum
ber. In Game Two, Mary Custer had an
other strong outing, winning 5-2.
Flowers exclaimed, “We played like
we should. We kicked butt.”
Against Lenoir-Rhyne, the Lady
Cavs fell 5-2 and 7-2. Broome, Perkins,
and Brooks hit well, but it wasn’t enough.
Next, they were shellacked 10-2 and
10-0 by North Greenville. “An off-day,”
claimed Coach Heather Everhart.
Two weeks ago, Flowers was named
TVAC Player of the Week, batting .714,
scoring 5 runs and driving in four, and
picking up a v/in and a save. She is hit
ting .400 and is among the leaders in wins,
saves, average, runs, and on-base percent
Broome is currently hitting .316
with 3 homers. Brooks is batting .278, and
Custer is 2-3 with a 1.46 era.
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