APRIL IS, 1996
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Additional Career Counselor Sought
Faculty Salaries to A verage, ^Technology Training in Future
by Jeff Sheets
As part of the objectives for the
college’s enhancement, a new staff person
will be added to Career Development along
with the likelihood of another in Campus
At the beginning of the Fall 95 se
mester, President William Hurt addressed
student leaders about these possibilities of
new staff along with other issues that con
cerned future growth, goals for the year, and
“immediate strategic” implementations. So
far, several of these objectives are becom
ing fact instead of theory.
The plan for future growth called for
a support person in Career Development
by Linda Shirlen
The Arts Alive Council and Montreat
Conference Center keep the aspiration and
love of the erudition of the arts abounding
in the community. The performances on
Anderson Auditorium offer a sampling of
the rich mountain heritage and a chance to
savor the talents of visiting artists.
This year’s public performances be
gin on May 4 with a Night at the Theater.
Mark and Molly Johnson, of Black Moun
tain, will be performing.
Kilt ‘N’ Fiddle Festival will be on Sat
urday, May 25. This is a combination of
Scottish and Appalachian music and dance.
There will be several different performers
showing their various talents.
Musician Mac Frampton will be the guest
artist on July 27. Mis technique is classical,
but also is influenced by jazz and rock.
Next semester on October 26 students
will have the opportunity to experience a
new genre of the arts through Autumn In
terlude, a unique evening of chamber music
with the Romaso Trio.
file final event will be a timely one.
On December 12 and 13, there will be a
Candlelight Christmas at the Inn. This event
includes a dinner in the Assembly Inn’s Galax
Season tickets are only $57.50 for
adults and $27.50 for children 12 and under.
All proceeds go directly to the program.
Tickets may be purchased through the Con
ference Center or charge by telephone, call
(704) 669-2911, extension 340. Tickets for
individual events may also be purchased.
and another in Campus Technology.
Director of Career Development Tom
Oxenreider informed, “A part-time person
will be added in career counseling this fall.
This staff will fill the gap in the morning
when I’m not there, expanding our service
by making a career counselor available
throughout the day. This person will fur
ther aide in working the area for possible
Oxenreider also noted other future
changes, “Career Development is moving
into first floor McGregor next fall as well,
working in cooperation with academic sup
In the area of campus technology, a
Director of Learning Technology is on the
Don King, college vice president,
stated, “This person will spend next year
training faculty on all new technology.
Training faculty will be first priority, and then
[we'll] eventually bring him into an academic
setting to teach.”
The main objective outlined for the
Director of Learning Technology is to work
with faculty in one on one settings as well
as seminar atmospheres, giving instruction
in bringing modern advancements into the
However, King underscored, “This
position hasn’t been approved, but we know
what we want. Only one small problem:
Under the goals for the 95-96 academic
year, one aim reached has been to “enhance
ment of the work of the Chaplain:”
Hurt explains, “We submitted funds
to Ed [Bonnerj’s budget to allow him to take
some trips for his own professional devel
Bonner said, “I was able to go to two
conferences: the Christian College Coalition
Conference in San Diego and a local semi
nar. The money also allowed me to get a
computer and a new work study position.”
Among “immediate strategic” plan
ning, one objective was to raise faculty sala
ries and benefits which were below the me
dian for the college level.
“A new salary agreement goes in af
fect this fall,” remarked Hurt. “This brings
salaries up to the average and slightly ahead
of the southeastern coalition.”
Greybeard Offers Chris Bean
by Amy Buckner
The first 125 students to arrive at the
Friday performance of The Late Christopher
Bean will be admitted free of charge, thanks
toan SGA Executive Committee decision made
Players will present
their spring mainstage
through Saturday, April
18-20 at Anderson Au
ditorium beginning at
signer Andrea Curry
stated, “Although I am
very tired, I am really
excited about this play
and I encourage stu
dents to come out and
support the event.”
The main plot of the play involves a
penniless artist who settles his account with
a New England doctor in his only currency-
paintings. The doctor and his family appre
ciate the gesture more than the art; they ca
sually deface and discard the canvases in the
years following the painter’s death.
The curtain opens on a household filled
with critics, dealers, and panicked family mem
bers, each scheming to acquire the now-valu-
able paintings of The Late Christopher Bean.
Technical director and Greybeard
Scholar Jamie King related, “The theme is one
Mark Wright Dr. Haggett
Melissa Brown . Mrs.Haggett
Heather Cheezem Ada
Margaret Harrison Abby
Martha Maude Susan
Hunt Briggs Warren
Visitors from New York
that everyone can relate to. The actors have
worked hard to make this an extremely fiinny
show and the technical crew has worked re
ally hard to accent the actor’s efforts through
sound, lighting, and set.
The play is writ
ten by Sidney Howard
who is perhaps best re
membered for his Gone
With the Wind screen
play. Howard’s version
is based on a French
Prenez Garde a la
Peintiire) but manages
a rousing satire of Yan
kee shrewdness and
While the actors
labor in rehearsal under
director Brian Fuller, a team of designers and
fabricators work to build sets, assemble
props, acquire costumes, plot lighting, cre
ate soutid effects, and publicize the produc
tion. Technical crew chiefs are Melissa
Colombo, Andrea Curry, Patrick Halstead,
Heath Peek, and Keri Peterson all under the
direction of Jamie King.
“All the hours that were put into the
show will really make it a worthwhile event.
The efforts of the cast and crew is what
makes the show come together,” King added.
Tickets for the play will be available at
the door (adults $7.00; students $5.00).