VOL. XXXVV. NO. 1 ST. MARY’S COLLEGE. RALEIGH, N.C. SEPTEMBER 9, 1977 iVeti? Girls Welcomed To Grove of Stately Oaks Ourt Wins Oreakfast Burt was the winner in a cafeteria rattle of breakfast in bed for 2 mornings. Wednesday, ugust 31, she was served eggs, bacon, toast °^^”ge juice, on fine china and a linen covered tray and ^wers. She will be receiving aer next breakfast treat on some future morning. .. ’^^e cafeteria staff feels aat the idea was well r^f^'^ed and has announced mat new ideas and surprises 111 be presented each month. ® plans include a bir- hday night each month and picnics once a week, weather providing. Mr. Fitzpatrick, i of food services, nvites any suggestions. Wlusic Groups JHake Plans Chorale and Ensemble, the two vocal groups of St. Mary’s have selected their members and officers for this year. Chorale, a group of approximately 30 girls, gives concerts on campus throughout the year. The officers are: Sally Davis- President, Beth Nufer- Secretary, and Elizabeth Fuller-Librarian. Ensemble is a select vocal group with 12 members. This group performs for chapel services and special occasions on campus. In addition, the Ensemble participates in off campus church services and functions. Sally Davis is President of Ensemble. Both groups are under the direction of Miss Suzanne Ishee, a former St. Mary’s student. Miss Ishee wishes to emphasize the “hard work and dedication of the mem bers of these groups and urges all students to attend the performances.” by Martha Kornegay Again this year St. Mary’s has been blessed with a group of new, crazy, wild girls. As usual, we need not worry that anyone will study themselves to death, be too skinny, or never have any fun. The high school students are more enthusiastic than ever and certainly rambunctious enough to keep Smedes alive this year. The Freshmen are finding more studying and books than they have ever seen before. Because Smedes is so quiet, the high school students seem to be getting all their studying done. The Freshmen also seem to like being away from home. For the first time many of the girls are “on their own” with advantages such as being able to make their own decisions-like whether to go to the ^uare, Zack’s, or hit fraternity court. The general concensus of the Freshman class is that St. Mary’s will be as fun and exciting as they expected-especially if they didn’t have to attend daily classes. SPRiNG CLEANING IS DONE OVER SVMIUER fall Mnternthip Program Announced to ^ ® student in- erested in learning about the workings of State Government firsthand, a program spon- sored by the North Carolina Wternship Office (NCIO) may oe for you. Students at St. Mary’s ^ollege are eligible to apply six-week internships siat^ for this fall, according Caplanides, director of NCIO. “The program this fall Will run from October 10 tnr^gh November 16 and the student can work in most any srea of the state, including Sleigh,” Caplanides stated. Students do not receive a stipend for the internship, but are expected to arrange to aceive academic credit as a result of their internship experiences. “Most schools in the state ^courage learning ex- ^riences of this type,” said aplanides, “and the staff at he NCIO Office can aid in- arested students in setting up hese arrangements with departments of the school.” In rnost cases, interns will ^ required to spend 15 hours per week “on the job” with a rnaximum of 20 hours a week. Caplanides said that students may work with the NCIO staff in gaining an in ternship at a location near St. Mary’s so they can still live on or near campus and take regular courses, if they so desire. Brochures explaining fall internship program are available at the placement office on campus. Deadline date for submitting an ap plication is September 15 and all applicants will 1» notified of acceptance or rejection by September 30. For more information, students should obtain a brochure at the placement office or write the NCIO, 401 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. Each internship is designed to provide the op portunity for students to learn about government and public service professions by doing actual work in a field related to their academic or career interests. Each student is matched with an internship on ■1 case by case basis so that both the student and the Government Agency can obtain the maximum benefit irom the program During the summer major renovations took pace on the interiors and exteriors of several buildings on campus. The rooms and hall of “Hotel” West Rock were redone and airconditioning was installed. In lower Sm^es the alumni office was enlarged and the snack bar was relocated to make room for new public telephones. Security locks were placed on all doors in Smedes, West Rock and 1903. The Language Arts building received cosmetic renovation-sandblasting' and painting. A new athletic field was begun and the tennis courts were resurfaced. In addition to these major un dertakings miscellaneous painting and repair work was done all over the campus. The total cost of these projects will be presented by Mr. Conrad, business A Fun Tradition The girls at the right piling their plates with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, potatoes, slaw and other fixings at the Little Sister - Big Sister picnic held during the first week of school. This St. Mary’s tradition has always been a good opportunity for the old girls to introduce new girls to “the way of life” in Siis special community. New girls learned not to be shy about filling their plates to capacity, how to make themselves seen by yelling across the yard, and how to in the right place at the right time when pictures are being taken. (See page 2). manager, to the board of trustees as soon as he has devised an overall rounded figure to cover all the work done. Two separate campaigns for raising the necessary money were held. One was the tennis campaign for the new courts and the other was a parent’s fund. The renovations of this summer were the first major project of The new Sophomores are also getting into the swing of things around St. Mary’s. Although the new Sophomores are in a definite minority, the old girls are quickly teaching them the ways of life at St. Mary’s. They, like the Fresh men, find studying and classes more difficult than their hometown high schools were. Many of the new Sophomores find the rules not too bad; in fact in some cases they are “better than home!!” The weekend ex citement of the beach concert, fraternity parties, and great bands around the area have added to the new St. Mary’s girls good first impression of St. Mary’s and Raleigh. The juniors are all excited and learning to love college life. Many of them were a little scared and full of an ticipation about coming to college—especially after receiving their St. Mary’s handbook this summer. However, after going ttvough a confusing and rushed week of orientation, they are realizing that St. Mary’s isn’t all that bad. After these initial weeks at school, everyone is getting settled and into the St. Mary’s routine. The old and new girls seem excited about the coming year and most of all about meeting lots of great new friends. this nature for West Rock since it was built. The enor mity of the renovations campaign was also a first for St. Mary’s. Future renovations will be for financial reasons, but the next objects of attention will be Smedes and 1903. A Picnic - What a way to start a year.