TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1986
L. LX, NUMBErT
Serving the Mars Hill College Community Since 1926
SCHMELTEKOPF FORMALLY INSTALLED
iFormal installation of the col-
s new vice president and
ademic dean, Dr. Donald D.
hmeltekopf, who assumed office
year ago, has been scheduled for
Jesday, Sept. 9, during the first
gualar campus-wide gathering of
culty, staff and students in the
w academic year.
‘The ceremony will be held in the
jlege auditorium at 10 a.m. and
II be open to the public. It will be
priced by the procession of the
yulty in their colorful academic
galia; the introduction of a newly
^-ated college mace; an address by
* internationally recognized
ithority on liberal education and
^ humanities; and greetings
ought by representatives of the
prth Carolina Baptist State Con-
ution, the board of trustees, the
jard of advisors, the student
‘dy, the faculty and the alumni
^Special music for the event will
by the college band,
choir and organ professor
onna Robertson, Dr. Fred
'O ey, \yho will soon observe the
anniversary of his own in-
ution as president, will preside
investiture of his new
jFormerly an official of the Na-
pnal Endowment for the
manities in Washington, Dr.
' nteltekopf succeeded Dr.
Richard Hoffman, who relinquish
ed the Mars Hill vice presiden
cy/academic dean post after 16
years to resume full-time teaching
and to become assistant to the
Dr. Schmeltekopf did his under
graduate studies in history at
Southwest Texas State and Baylor
universities. He did graduate work
in theology at Austin Presbyterian
and Southeastern Baptist
seminaries, earning a Master of
Divinity degree from the latter in
stitution in 1966. He received the
Ph.D. in 1975 from Drew Univer
sity in New Jersey, where he spent
most of his professional career
prior to taking the appointment
with the National Endowment for
Dr. Schmeltekopf and his wife
are parents of three sons and a
Guest speaker for the installa
tion convocation will be Dr.
Gaines Post, Jr. former Rhodes
Scholar who is dean of the faculty
and senior vice president of Clare
mont McKenna College and also a
member of the Claremont
Graduate School faculty in Clare
mont, CA. He and Dr.
Schmeltekopf have been friends
for several years. In addition to
their mutual professional interest
in humanities education, they have
close personal ties with Texas. Dr.
Schmeltekopf is a native of the
small German community of Kyle,
near Austin. Dr. Post taught at the
University of Texas in Austin from
1969 until 1983.
Dr. Post did his undergraduate
work at Cornell University, earn
ing a BA degree in 1959. As a
Rhodes Scholar he completed
another baccalaureate degree at
Oxford in 1963; then, he earned
the Master of Arts and the Doctor
of Philosophy degrees from Stan
ford University in 1964 and 1969.
In addition to his teaching at the
University of Texas, he also taught
at Stanford and Princeton and has
served as executive director of the
Commission on the Humanities.
An expert in German history, he
authored a book on pre-World
War II German foreign policy, has
written numerous articles for
scholarly journals, and has served
on a dozen major education com
mittees and task forces. He was a
member of a blue ribbon panel on
teacher education in New Jersey, a
task force on the-humanities in the
public schools of Texas, and the
planning committee on admissions
and liberal education of the
Association of American Colleges.
He has lectured, presented
scholarly papers, served on panels,
and presented major speeches
before numerous learned groups,
throughout the United States and
Dr. Schmeltekopf who suceeded
Dr. Richard Hoffman assumed
office one year ago.
Dr. Schmeltekopf’s formal in
stallation has been, planned by a
faculty committee headed by Dr.
Earl Leininger, chairman of the
Division of Humanities who will
introduce the guest speaker.
RESIDENTIAL LIVING AND GATEWAY
y Sallie Isreal, Staff Writer and By Elaine Ensley, Staff Writer
I Two of the main areas at Mars Hill College are Residential Living
l^^p^teway. Their main focus is to bring about community spirit
■thin the college students. Residential Living and Gateway offer
nany opportunities for students to become involved with the facul-
y and enhancing the programs at Mars Hill College.
Residential Living has made many changes for the upcoming year
^ph as contests renovations, and developing more community
Pirit. Residential Living is sponsoring a contest during the first
ouple of weeks of school. During the contest someone from the
lousing office will call different dorms and ask for the phrase that
lays. If you answer correctly you win a prize.
There are many renovations taking place on men’s hill for this
|a 1. Brown and Melrose dorms are having renovations done on
lathrooms, hallways, and the doors. These renovations totaled over
1 ty thousand dollars. Other renovations include study’ halls
,1 roup, Huffman, and Myers dorms.
Gateway is the name of the Mars Hill College freshman and
transfer orientation program. The purpose of this program is to
help ease the transition for new and transfer students from high
school to college and to a new environment. A division of the stu
dent development, this program consists of thirty Mars Hill College
students along with two student directors who volunteer their time
and talents for a week of exercise, ice breaking, and general infor
mation about the college. It consists of social events, testing, and
placing for the new students. It is designed to help new students
learn more about themselves and about Mars Hill College. During
the orientation week these students spend time with their Mentor
Group or Academic Advisor which help prepare them for their fall
All of these opportunities that Residential Living and Gateway
provide is for one purpose to promote community spirit on campus.
These opportunities offer the students a chance to enjoy life and
feel more at home while they are at Mars Hill College.