insight by Fr. John Bradley It is often said today that we live in times that are marked by successive crises. There is. I believe, much truth in this, and tVmy mind the deepest crisis of our times is a crisis of meaning. So many people today s^m to lack conviction about their identity as human beings, their ultimate purpose in life. This, of course, engenders a meaninglessness that erodes motivation and causes people to settle for drifting from day to day instead of living their Hvi with zest enthusiasm, and the fulfillment that God meant us to have In like manner, institutions will drift from day to day unless the nJole involved in them constantly keep before them the identity the^goL rotd“TTrusLefh ‘^ese thoughts in’mind the Trustees has approved the following statement on the identity, goals and purposes of Belmont Abbey College: What is Belmont Abbey College? The conventional answer to this question is that it if ‘r coeducational Hberal arts college offering the H'S far aa purpoat'5? mmcf- this fundamentally important A^bev rX that Belmont ^x^isSice to^^two'^^® *^®i and continued traditions- thoR complementary and illustrious traditioU ^ Benedictine tradition and the Catholic Founded in 1876 by the Order of St Benedict S is proud of having its roots in ‘raditiop Jat is "ul, ? historvtohumanoi‘'°"*"‘’‘'*T" throughout its long SiSSii—SSi! » jl-Uy alta more fundamental understanding of obtain a identity of Belmont Abbey ^oileaf bv u" essential eharaeteristics H derivfs as an S*"'1 higher education from Its Catholic tradition A consensus among Catholic coIIpcto • educators throughout the woHd htwrfharif''anJ t“y'Tete“"S‘t" •» ““ CaSfolii'iden" chala“er7stiS“ four essential Of'the c“2ge7o‘ZL7trarsu°eh'r tafth up7n U,"e‘'ert>w1nr,“°" “ “’d “®''‘ ‘dd Catholic ■t Srovnng treasury of human knowledee- thr^ou^gh^h^S^rth^SS”" - and o^tlTe humZfemTf„”re- T transcendent goal that gfves meaning®to'liff “ ter1sfe7hro»friiht"oi."th°/ tj""' essentiaicharac- goals, an/p77os^ o'f aTatol!c"“c^oCr'^^^^^^^^^^ philosophy of education does indeed revere u e°eW';^?’ ■’^•aSr; T =-»« a';"nT;il‘e'’ctu“a?S development of the’ person aZthetfontri'bur''^ ?KK'"d dntire human f2 ly“''Belnto7 Abbey College is committed to this phiiosophrof education and is especially concerned urjfit examining, and where appropriate chafleJ!rnf, values that are predominant in modern societv Thi?^ simply another way of saving philosophy at Belmont Abbey College placefgrert importance in raising the ultimate human quLtSn What IS the meaning of our lives-? Muesiion answer to this ultimate questfon Jf the College as a Catholic college seeks an ev^r^HL understanding of how faith and reason e?v?^h'"^ monious witness to the unity of all truth ^ ^ It goes without saying that evervnne j ■ educational process at Belmont Abbey Colfe^e mLst have a clear and sure grasp of these institutional goals and purposes, for the very integrity of a colleir's please see p. 5 *® their Instructors at last summer s Belmont Abbey Basketball Camp. Abbey Basketball Camp Slated For June-July Belmont Abbey basketball coach Bobby Hussey has announced the dates for the 1975 sessions of the Belmont Abbey summer basketball camp. There will be two ffssions for boys, June 15-20 and June 22-27, and one session for girls, July 6-11. The camp is open to persons from eight years of age to rising seniors in high school. Instructing in the school along with Hussey will be members of the Belmont Abbey basketball team, and several Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball players, as well as top flight area coaches. Registration for the sessions begins on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with the first session starting on Sunday night. Three sessions are scheduled daily, Monday through Friday. The morning session will be instructional, followed by an afternoon class with lectures and demonstrations along with free throw shooting. The evening classes will consist of organized league play. There will be three breaks each day, during which campers can participate in supervised swimming as well as other organized activities. The rate for boarding students is $95 per session. This includes dormitory room, three meals per day, a trip to the movies, an ice cream supper, and a magic show. The day student rate is $55 per session, which includes lunch only. Group rates and family rates are also available upon request. Each camper is covered by insurance and will receive a Belmont Abbey Basketball camp tee-shirt, a certificate of attendance and some type of award, depending upon how the individual’s team comes out in league play. There will also be competition in free throw shooting and outstanding camper awards. Each week’s session culminates in a Camp All-Star game on Friday afternoon. Only 150 campers will be accepted per session with the deadline for applications being June 1. Information can be obtained by contacting Bobby Hussey at (7041 825-3711. 1*75. CROSSROADS - Page 3 ...Newsreel from page 2 Phi Beta Kappa Taps Dr. Min Dr. Anselm Min, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College, has been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. Although he was eligible for the honor while he was an un dergraduate at St. Louis University, Dr. Min was unable to join the society since the institution did not have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. A native of Seoul, Korea, Dr. Min is the author of the book Korean Catholicism in the 1970’s. He is married and has two children. North American Van Lines Gives Scholarship Mr. Frank E. Watson, Jr., President of the Charlotte branch of North American Van Lines, has given a scholarship for a Charlotte area student who enters the program of Distribution Management at Belmont Abbey College for the year of 1975-76. Students who are accepted by the college and meet the approval of the major professor in Distribution Management will be eligible for the scholarship. CROSSROADS Acting Editor: Theresa Poteet Contributors: Rev. James Solari, Joe Coffeyi Jr., Tommy Braswell. Mrs. Mary Cook. Published bi-monthly by Belmont Abbey College. Belmont, North Carolina. Second class postage 28012 ** N.C. June 22-27 Is Date For Annual Soccer Camp Belmont Abbey College will hold its fifth annual soccer camp on the college campus in Belmont, N.C. from June 22-27. Abbey soccer coach Stanley Dudko, an NAIA Coach of the Year for the last eight consecutive years, will be the head instructor for the camp. Others on the staff will be Jack Murphy, head coach at Carmel Academy in Charlotte and several of Belmont Abbey College’s best soccer players. The camp will be open to boys ages 7 through 18. Fees will be $100 for boarding campers and $70 for the day campers. This inclusive fee in cludes tuition, housing, meals, accident in surance and awards.

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