THE CHOWANIAN Volume 6 — Number 4 Chowan Collage, Muzfreesboro, N. C. JaauazT 195> Archirects’ Drawing of Girls Dormitory; Early Construction Hoped For Sketch of Room in Girls’ Dorm B. S. U. News Christian Focus Week Here In March Now Being Planned Dr. William Hall Preston, as sociate leader on the ^uthwide B. S. U. staff, was on the cam pus Dec. 12 and 13 to aid in set ting up the Focus Week pro gram. Focus week will be held March 24-28. This week will be one of the most important events to take place at Chowan College this year. Prior to Dr. Preston’s visit to the campus. Focus Week com mittees chairmen were selected These committees chairmen are as follows: Bob Wainwright, Billie Harris, Miss Frances White and John Gill, advisors; program chairmen, Mike John son, Patsy Cody, Betty Jo Las siter, Leo Bishop, advisor; pub licity chairmen, Grover Ed wards, Chloe Ward, Harold Brown and Bill Sowell, advisors; seminar chairmen, David Snell, Audrey Adams, Milam Johnson, advisor; classroom visitation chairmen, Jerry Wrenn, Jean Henry, Loueen Bryant, Dean Brooks and Mrs. Mixon ad visors: music chairmen, Jean Long, Bob Davis, Jim Brisson, advisor; hospitality and arrange ments committee, Joanne White, Wanda James, Ed Norris, Ed Worley, Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Brooks, advisors; books and literature chairmen, Kay Powell, Bill Byrum, Mrs. Camp bell and Mrs. Cadle, advisors; spiritual preparation chairmen, Jesse Ray Mansfield, Gwen Eure, Mrs. Whitaker and Mr. Pruette, advisors; informal dis cussion chairmen, PhU Collins, Barbara Russell, John Mc- Cready, advisor; evaluation and continuation chairmen, Lorraine Robins, Jessica Vann, Sher wood Johnson, Dr. Udvamoki and Mrs. Keeler, advisors; Other students wiU be appointed to serve on the various commit tees with these chairmen. Dr. Preston met with the com mittee chairmen and faculty ad visors in the Red Apple restau rant. In an interesting and in formative speech he outlined the purposes of Focus Week. He out lined the plans of programing for Christian Focus Week. Focus Week as he defined it is an intensified religious cam paign. Speakers from the var ious walks of life will represent their fields on the campus. Some of the class periods will be turned over to these speak ers. They will lead chapel, hold seminars and participate in var ious other activities. Dr. Preston spoke on “Love, Courtship and Marriage” in Ves pers. Afterwards he -counseled several of the Focus Week com mitteemen. On Dec. 13 he delivered a wit ty and highly interesting speech in chapel. AjEterwards he again met with the Focus Week com mittee chairmen and detailed some of the activities of the var ious committees. He was then off in a frenzy of haste to catch a plane at Suffolk and then on to New York to see his newly arrived grandson. First Convocation When approximately 300 Cho wan College students convene for their second semester “Open ing Convocation”, Wednesday morning, January 29, at 11 o’clock, in the college auditori um, they will hear an address by Dr. Malloy A. Huggins of Raleigh. Dr. Huggins, affectionately known to Christians across the state as “Mr. Baptist”, has been general secretary of the Baptist State Convention of North Caro lina for more than 25 years. New Girls' Dorm To Be First Building; Sept. Occupancy(?) If a girl friend sees me write a memo on a slip of paper, she assumes she has contributed some thing so valuable to my professional career that I can well afford to buy her a convertible. BY OFFSET This issue of the Chowanian will be late. No excuses are offered be cause the students of the Roy Parker School of Printing are producing this issue by offset or lithography. While the pro cess is not new in the printing industry, this is the first effort of the school to print the Cho wanian by this method. By using offset everything is photographed or copied by photography. All pictures, as well as type, are reproduced by a copying camera. Here tofore afl. pictures were sent to Norfolk to have “cuts” made before they could be printed here. The students of the school of printing extend an invita tion to you to visit the plant to see them at work, and the various operations used in graphic arts. Board Elects '58 Officers Dr. W. Raleigh Parker of Woodland was re-elected chair man of the Chowan College Board of Trustees when the group assembled recently at the college for their quarterly meet ing. ri. D. White, outstanding Rocky Mount business leader, was chosen vice-chairman. The secretary for the coming year, the Rev. Oscar Creech of Ahoskie, served in the same ca pacity during the past year. Named assistant secretary was Miss Virginia Parker of Mur freesboro. W. A. Thomas of Cofield was elected treasurer of the Board of Trustees for 1958. The trustees’ executive com mittee for the coming year will include, in addition to the gener al officers, J. Craig Revelle, chairman, Murfreesboro; J. E. Ferebee, Camden; the Rev. Fe lix Arnold, Enfield; Charles Revelle, Sr., Murfreesboro; J. Henry Jones, Red Oak; and E. R. Evans, Ahoskie. ^so announced was the ap pointment of a special commit tee which will function for the express purpose of increasing the college endowment funds. Gilbert T. Stephenson of Pen dleton, national authority and author in the field of trusts and investments was named chair man of this committee. Other members are H. D. White of Rocky Mount, R. Hunter Pope of Enfield, Wait Brewer of Wake Forest, Dr. Burton Ray of Franklin, Va., J. Craig Revelle (See BOARD, Page^f) Construction of a girls’ dormitor> is expected to begin in time for its completion by September oc cupancy, according to reports from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The committee, at its regular session on January 6, approved the architects for the building. They are J. A. Malcolm and W. D. Boone, Jr., of Charlotte. Final plans for the dormitory will be ap proved at an early date, and con struction win begin soon there after. Development program literature used in siliciting pledges for the girls’ dormitory called it "A Won derful Home Away From Home For Chowan Girls ...” The cost of the building has been estimated at $285,000. Quoting from the campaign lit erature: “From its inception 109 years ago Chowan College has had a rich heritage of furthering the education and training of women to take important places in the homelife, professional and business life here in Eastern Carolina and Virginia. Today’s curriculum offers prep aration in the fields attractive to our young women. The Trustees of Chowan are most desirous of enroll ing more members of the fair sex. “A most attractive building has been planned for the immediate futve. This wiU be a two-story brick structure with generous use Df glass, space and landscaping to make this new “home away from home” an incentive for the young women of Eastern Carolina and Virginia to attend Chowan. Com fortable double living-bedrooms, modem bathrooms, formal parlors, reception rooms, storage facilities and utility rooms wiU all be included in the new Girls’ Dorm itory. Provisions have been made for two suites of rooms for counsellors The final plans of the architects have not as yet been completed and approved, but it is the purpose of the administration and Board of Trustees to truly have a ‘‘home away from home” for Chowan’s women students by registration time next September. Campbell Dean To Speak Here Dean of Instruction A. R. Burkot of Campbell College will be a guest at Chowan on Satur day! February 1. While here Dean Burkot wiU meet with the Faculty Student Affairs Committee, and proba bly others, to explain the merit system form of student govern ment and how it works at Campbell College. LET'S PAY UP The students, faculty and administration all are proud of the record number of pledges from students towards the building program. Dr. Whita ker expressed to a member of the Chowanian staff his per sonal appreciation for the stu dents’ support. Now let’s keep up with our pledges, students. Don’t get behind, for it is hard to catch up. If you pledged to pay month ly and have not kept up your payment, go now to the de velopment program office and see Mrs. Fitzgerald. If you have lost track of how you pledged to make payment, find out from the office and let’s keep the slate clean. Unless there is some financial involvement, the troubles of another person don’t keep me awake for long. Will Continue Fund Raising Chowan College’s development program campaign will continue until the $1,350,000 needed for construction of six buUdings and an extension to the present Graphic Arts building has been raised. The Rev. Oscar Creech, associ ate to the president, said the trustees had voted in December to continue through January the campaign as set up and started by a professional fund raising organization. After that Mr. Creech will direct the continua tion of the campaign. The immediate goal of the fund raising campaign had been $750,- 000. The college administration feels encouraged by the $447,000 raised so far toward the $750,000 immediate needs. With a good year in 1958 they feel that the amount will be reached within a reasonable time. In addition to the subscription the college figures on about $300,000 from the State Baptist Convention over three years and then figures to borrow $250,000 from the government to com plete the long-range $1,350,000 building program. The $447,000 raised since the drive began in September is more than any other Baptist college in the state has raised except Wake Forest, according to Dr. Claude F. Gaddy, execu tive secretary of Council on Christian Education, Raleigh. Bill McClellan and Don Pin ion, fund raising organization representatives, who were di recting the initial campaign for $750,000 left in December.