FEBRUARY 3, 1984
Before Yea Vote
by Susan Stephenson
Absentee ballots, are voting ballots for people who cannot
vote at their designated precinct.
It iseasy to get an absentee ballot. If your precinct is in Wake
County, write or go to the Wake County Board of Eiections office
in Raieigh and teli them that you are attending school away from
home and will not be voting at your precinct. They wili provide
you with an absentee ballott, which they begin issuing March 9. If
your precinct is not in Wake County, you need to write your home
county’s Board of Elections office and ask them to send you a
baiiot. Aii Board of Elections offices begin issuing the bailots
March 9 and stop at 5:00 the Thursday before the eiection. They
must receive your bai lot by the day prior to the eiection.
This is the poiicy for most states.
STATE GOVERNMENT OFFERS
STATE GOVERNMENT LOOKING FOR STUDENTS TO SERVE IN
SPRING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
If you are a post-secondary student looking for a way to gain
experience in an area reiated to your academic and career in
terests, North Carolina state government is offering you the op
portunity to do just that. By participating in the state government
internship program, students can gain the exposure to public ser
vice professions and iearn about government. The program is
directed by the Youth Advocacy and Invoivement Office, an
agency within the N.C. Department of Administration.
To serve as an intern during the spring of 1984, an applicant
must be a student attending a North Carolina coilege, university,
community coilege or technical institute. There is no stipend
available for spring internships and students are enoourag^ to
seek academic credit. Applicants must be willing to work at ieast
10 hours per week for one semester.
Applicants should submit a State of North Carolina empioy-
ment application, a letter stating reasons for wishing to partici
pate, a tran.script of post-secondary grades and a resume listing
previous empioyment, activities and honors. Students should in
clude both the school address and permanent address on the
Applications are available at career placement offices, local
Employment Security Commission offices or the Office of State
Personnel at 116 West Jones St., Raleigh. All application
materials should be submitted to the Youth Advocacy and In-
olvement Office, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27602-1334.
State government offers a variety of fields such as business-
economics, human-health services, biological sciences, com
munications, engineering-computer science-mathematics, physi
cal science, art-design, social sciences and law.
For rrx)re information about the Spring Internship Program
contact Michelle Rose, Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office,
121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1334 or phone 919-733-9296.
THE FIRST OFFICIAL SURVEY
OF THE. STUDENT JOB
MARKET SHOWS THAT MANY
EMPLOYERS DO INTEND TO
RECRUITING THIS YEAR.
The College Placement
Council, in the first scientific
survey of the season, found a
majority of the 443 firms it
asked expected to hire more
col lege grads this year than fast
Last year was generally
conceded as the worst student
job market since World War II.
Firms expected to hire 19
percent more business grads,
21 percent more engineering
grads and 20 percent more
But it’s no boom, the
Council warned. Instead, “it
may mean a return to a normal
level of hiring.”
THERE ARE MORE INEF
TEST COACHING COURSES
THAN EFFECTIVE ONES. SAY
THREE U. OF MICHIGAN RE
SEARCHERS WHO ANALYZED
SCORES OF PEOPLE WHO
TOOK DIFFERENT COURSES.
They found “the effect of
taking a simple practice exam”
is “surprisingly strong,” and
that practice and a coaching
course could help push scores
up an average 11 points.
But most coaching claims
are inflated, especially for the
S.A.T., add Robert Bangert-
Drowns, James Kulik and Chen-
Lin Kulik, the researchers.
.LEGES' SCIENCE LAB
^..JIPMENT IS OLD, OUT
MODED, TOO EXPENSIVE TO
REPLACE AND JEOPARDIZING
SCIENCE TEACHING, THE
The teachers’ union says
most of the equipment was
bought with federal grants that
no longer exist.
It calls for additional feder
al funding for new lab equip
THE PENTAGON ARRESTS
RONALD AUSTIN ON
CHARGES HE BROKE INTO
MILITARY COMPUTERS AND
“VERY SENSITIVE” DEFENSE
Sophomores, juniors and
seniors currently enrolled in a
North Carolina college, or North
Carolina residents attending an
out-of-state college are eligible
for the Institute of Government
Summer Internship Program in
Twenty-three students will
be selected by an advisory com
mittee to participate in a living
learning internship in, North
Van Halen - Feb. 3,8 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum
The Police - Feb. 10 & 11, Greensboro Coliseum
The Pretenders - March 23, 8 p.m.. Memorial Aud., Raleigh,
tickets at Civic Center. Info. 755-6060.
The Dining Room - comedy, Jan. 26-28 & Feb. 2-4, 8 p.m.. Art
School, Carr Mill, Carrboro. Info. 929-2896.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” - Fri. & Sat. through Feb. 19, 8:15 p.m.
Triangle Dinner Theatre, Governor’s Inn. Info 549-8951.
The 1984 Thomas Wolfe Essay Contest will award a $75.00
prize for the best paper written by a St. Mary’s student on the
works of Thomas Wolfe. Copies of the winning paper will be dis
tributed to other major Wolfe collections, including Harvard,
UNC, and Pack Merrwrial in Asheville, to the St. Mary’s com
munity, and to laymen and scholars interested in Thomas Wolfe.
The contest is sponsored by the Sarah Graham Kenan Library
to encourage academic excellence at St. Mary’s and to stimulate
interest in Wolfe as an author.
The essay should be an appreciation paper of 10 to 15 type
written pages, including the bibliography. Your own thoughts and
analysis of Wolfe’s works will be the emphasis of the essay. Sup
port your ideas with material from books and articles about Wolfe
and his writing. Follow the MLA Handbook for footnotes and
Although the previous winrrers of the contest have all written
on Look Homeward Angel, we encourage study of Wolfe’s other
novels, novellas, and short stories. Your theme may either ex
plore one work or compare and contrast two or more.
Among Wofle’s novels are Look Homeward Angel, Of Time
and the River, The Web and the Rock, and You Can’t Go Home
Again. Some of his novellas are “The Portrait of Bascom Hawke,”
“The Web of Earth,” “The Party at Jack’s,” “Lost Boy,” and “No
Door.” His short stories include “Circus at Dawn,” “Child by
Tiger,” “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,” arxl “Chickamauga.”
The library has a large circulating collection on Wolfe’s life
and works. The Thomas Wolfe Collection, housed in a special
room. Is also available for your use. Either Mrs. Brown or Mrs.
Thomson will be glad to assist you in gathering information and
in formulating ideas. Your English teacher will also be of assis
Turn in your completed paper to Mrs. Brown at the library by
5:00 p.m., Monday, April 2. Judging will be done by an English
professor from a college other than St. Mary’s.
The winner will be anrounced at the Academic Honors Con
vocation, April 13, 1984.
Carolina statfe government
directed by the Institute of
Government. Institute interns
wiii work from May 31 through
August 10, 40 hours each week
in a responsibie position in a
state department and parti
cipate in evening educational
seminars. They will be paid ap
proximately $150 per week.
Students interested in the
program should secure a bro
chure announcing the program
and a State of North Carolina
appiication form from their col
lege or university placement
office or local Job Service
office. A brief description of
possible internships is avaiiabie
in college placement offices.
Students interested in the
Institute of Government pro
gram should mail an application
to Mrs. Carolyn White, Institute
of Government, Knapp Building
059A, The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, 275t4, by
February 10, 1984.
Applicants will accepted
without respect to race; sex,
color, national origin, religion,