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A MARYVILLE 

COLLEGE 




Established 1819 



THE 



HIGHLAND ECHO 




he Highland Echo is a weekly student 
newspaper serving the Maryville College campus 
community. It strives to provide fain accurate and 
ethical journalism coverage of the campus. 

The Highland Echo was first published in 1915 under 
the editorship of J. Charles Walken class of 1916. 
The forerunner of The Echo, the Maryville Colleg e 
Monthly, was published from 1 898 until 1915 and is 
available in the Maryville College Archives. 



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1987 



1988 



FEATURE: 

Dorm life at 
MC examined 



SPORTS: 

Italy's 

MVP 

visits 



ENTERTAINMENT: 

Physicists 
set for fall 



High la n d Ech o 




Vol.73 No. 1 



Maryville College 



Friday, September, 18, 1987 



Graffiti clean-up absorbs funds 



by Lynn Smith 

"I might ' have 
expected it from a high school 
student, but not from a 
Maryville College student." 

That was President 
Richard Ferrin's reaction to 
the graffiti that was across 
campus last Thursday 
morning . 

According to the 
security report for Thursday, 
the vandalism occured a little 
after midnight and involved 
six to eight people. The 
security guard approached the 
group on the sidewalk by the 
CCM, and they dispersed in 
different directions. 

Business Manager 

Donna Davis said, "It is going 
to be an expensive clean up, 
and create a serious setback. 
This will take time away from 
things that need to be fixed 



around campus." 

According to Davis, 
to remove one small section of 
graffiti in front of 
Fayeweather cost $500. The 
maintenence people working 
on the paint had to 
experiment with different 
chemicals to see how the paint 
could be removed. A carpet 
care service's machinery 
seemed to provide the best 
method for removing the 
paint. Davis estimates that 
the graffiti will end up 
costing over $1000 for labor 
and materials. "This is money 
that the college will not have 
to spend on worth while 
projects," said Ferrin. "It's a 
waste." 

Davis said, "I could 
tell, just by the way it was 
done, that it was just 
someone out having fun and 
they did not know how much 



damage they were doing." 
The group that did the 
graffiti used a latex paint, 
which usually can be removed 
from permanent surfaces 
easily, but the concrete 
absorbed the paint so that it is 
difficult and costly to 
remove . 

"We are fortunate 
that we have not had this kind 
of vandalism in the past -- 

and I hope this incident will 
not set a precedent for other 
similar occurences on 

campus , " added Davis . 

Ferrin summed it up 
by saying, "Pride is an 
important thing for an 
institution and for oneself, 
and I think that the best thing 
that could happen would be 
for the group who did the act 
to willingly come foward and 
agree to clean it up." 



U . T . reconciles skybox/ 
alcohol controversy 



After a majOi 
controversy , the University 
of Tennessee has decided to 
apply its no-drinking-on- 
campus rule to non-students, 
too. 

On Sept. 1, the 
school's atheletic department 
reversed an earlier decision 
and banned alcohol from the 
expensive new stadium sky 
boxes it leases to corporations 
and alumni. 

Earlier this summer, 
as the luxury stadium boxes 
were under construction , 
Tennessee officials said 
patrons would be allowed to 
store and drink alcohol in the 
42 skyboxes because they are 
considered leased property . 

Except for the 
faculty club, they would be 
the only places on campus 
where people are allowed to 
drink liquor, since the Board 
of Trustees barred alcohol 
from the campus when the 
state raised its minimum legal 
drinking age to 21. 



"There was quite an 
uproar," Tennesse Student 
Government Association 

President Rusty Gray said. 

" A lot of people felt 
very unhappy about it. This 
is a dry campus. Alcohol is 
not allowed on campus. All 
of a sudden there's a 
designated area for alcohol, 
and students felt like that was 
unfair. This shows that they 
listened to what we had to 
say," Gray explained. "It was 
a good decision . " 

"The university felt 
like it was in its best interests 
to have a consistent policy on 
alcohol on campus," said 
Tenessee Associate Athletic 
Director Mitch Barnhart . 

"While the boxes 
were being leased," Tennessee 
Executive Vice President Joe 
Johnson said, "alcohol came 
up. Since the skyboxes 
provide a controlled 

environment and are separate 
from the rest of the stadium, 
we felt that whatever a person 



does, as long as it's legal and 
ethical, should be a decision 
made by the person who leases 
the box . " 

When students 

objected and pressured the 
trustees to review the issue, 
Tennessee's athletic 

department decided to ban 
liquor from the boxes . 

"The questions raised 
by the students were 
legitimate , " Johnson said . 
"Since the issues were being 
raised, we decided we'd go 
back to where we were . " 

Despite the ban on 
alcohol, all 42 of the 
skyboxes ~ which rent for 
$24,000 a year — have been 
leased, Barnhart said. "We 
haven't had any 

cancellations." 

Allowing drinking in 
stadium skyboxes has become 
an issue on other campuses as 
well, such as Universities of 
Arizona and Arkansas, but 
the issue tends to fade quickly 
in many places. 




A Servpro carpet cleaning employee removes grafitti 
outside Fairweather Hall on Monday , Sept. 14. 



In 1984, University 
of Florida students protested a 
decision to allow skybox 
renters to drink liquor despite 
a campus-wide prohibition. 
Now, however, "it's a moot 
point here," said Student 
Government leader Jeff 
Jonasen . 

The reason, Florida 
Atheletic Director Bill 
Arnsbarder explained, is that 
the skyboxes are owned or 
rented by the individual," a 
status that apparently exempts 
the fans from the local 
drinking regulations." 

Exempting people 



who can't afford sky boxes, 
Arnsbarger added, would be 
impractical because "a guy 
going up and down selling 
beer would have to ask 
everybody for an ID. It's 
obvious that would present a 
problem . " 

"It doesn't bother 
me," Jonasen said. "I don't 
think there should be alcohol 
in the stadium. The skyboxes 
are a controlled environment. 
It would be unsafe to have 
people drinking in the seats 
because they'd get rowdy and 
destructive . " 



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This issue of the Highland Echo is dedicated to the memory of 
Dr . Russell Parker . 



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2 -Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 



COMMENTARY 



Highland Echo 



Violence erupts 
where compassion 
is needed 



An impassioned mother screamed, "I wont let you kill my 
baby!" a middle school student sobbed, '"He's just like everybody 
else." These days, the TV cameras bring a very modern 
controversy home — the debate over whether children with AIDS 
should be permitted in public schools. 

Dewayne Mowery tried to attend Lake City Middle School 
in nearby Anderson County. Another incident involves three 
boys, Richard, Robert, and Randy Ray, in Arcadia, Florida. 
Parents of "normal" children fear the spread of AIDS, even though 
these boys only test positive for the HIV virus, which may later 
give them AIDS. All four are hemophiliacs who contracted the 
virus via transfusion of blood components. 

The Federal Center for Disease Control maintains that the 
slim-to-none chances of catching AIDS in cases like these do not 
warrant keeping students away from school. But superstition, 
fueled by a fear that is based only superficially in the available 
facts, is inciting people to deprive children of the important 
companionship and socialization that homebound instruction 
cannot provide. It is a loss that the Ray boys are all too well 
acquainted with; they were barred from attending classes last year, 
until a court overturned the school board's policy . 

Although medical experts and legal officials advocate sane 
consideration of these and similar children's needs, a "plague 
mentality" persists among many parents. Some have proceeded to 
the unthinkable: real or threatened violence against the boys and 
their families. The Ray home was burned under suspicious 
circumstances; arson is suspected. Someone drove by the Mowery 
home holding out a sign that read, "Kill him, kill him, kill him." 
Understandably, the Rays and the Mowerys have given in; the 
risks they face from angry neighbors are more real than the risks 
area school children face from the boys with the virus. 

The fear many parents have of AIDS is understandable, 
but I urge that these cases be treated with levelheadedness, and a 
consideration for the children involved. So far, their treatment has 
been appalling. 

Editor's notes: 

The Echo extends a welcome to all the many new faces in the MC 
community, whether they be among the faculty, staff, or 
students. And a special note to the freshmen: hang in there; you 
probably don't deserve all the ribbing you will get this year . 




Highland Echo 

Editor Jennifer C . Worth 

Typesetter. Al Hipkins 

Ad Representative Leah Mueller 

Advisor Joanne Lax-Farr 



Staff Writers 

Andi Bristol. Craig Canevit , Dan Fox, Joe Johnson, Lynn King, 
Lissa McLeod . Kayoko Nagakura , Liz Prior , Marianne Rucker . Lynn 
Smith Barbara Bolt 

To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C. Worth , Box 2595. 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 4 pm on Sundays preceding printing dates . Material 
may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on the 
second floor of Fayerweat her . The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Maryyille -Alcoa Daily Times . 




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Pease: Face the challenge 



by Ron Pease 



Tuesday , September 
8, marked the beginning of 
an adventure and a challenge! 
We, the students, faculty, 
and staff — the Maryville 
College community — face 
the adventure and the 
challenge together. What 
does this new academic year 
hold in store for each of us? 

The adventure is the 
opportunity to share and to 
participate in making this the 
best year in the history of 
Maryville College . The 

campus becomes a live, 
vibrant organism because we 



are here — together. We 
arrive on the scene with many 
goals, priorities, experiences, 
and abilities. As we work side- 
by-side we have the 
opportunity to share our 
strengths and aspirations with 
each other.-- a sharing that is 
the heart of Maryville and the 
seed of the adventure. 

But what of the 
challenge? Indeed, the 
challenge might be at the core 
of our collective presence in 
this particular place at this 
particular time. If each of us 
will conscientiously 

participate in the total 
enterprise of learning, then 
we will meet the challenge of 



the search for growth, 
development , and knowledge 
— the mark of not only a 
community of scholars, but a 
community of sensitive, 
caring human beings as well! 

Let us pledge to work 
together in the months ahead. 
Let us form an association 
that is based on the 
understanding that we can 
count on each other to regard 
all with respect, consideration 
and sensitivity. Let us work 
to learn as well as learn to 
work. Let it be said at year's 
end -- "We enjoyed the 
adventure and we met the 
challenge!" 



Student: Dances need variety 



Maryville College has 
managed to attract a wide 
variety of people to its 
enviable environment here at 
the big toe of the Smoky 
Mountains — a group as 
diverse as, oh, say Run DMC 
and Dingo Oingo. 

Having such a cross 
section of society gives us the 
perfect opportunity to share 
our different tastes, views, 
and perspectives on life. But 
without open minds we may 
as well be cartoon copies of 
each other . 

On Saturday night, 
Sept. 13, a dance was held in 
the basement of Lloyd Hall. 
Several people came to the 
dance ~ a good representation 
of all the facets of MC — and 



I seriously doubt that all those 
present at the dance shared 
the same taste in music . 

Strangely enough, 
there was a marked imbalance 
in the musical selections for 
the evening. Several songs 
were heard three, even four 
times each -- but since they 
were all of the same musical 
genre, the repetition hardly 
mattered. Saturday night was 
one long song with three brief 
interludes of variety. 

The majority of the 
people at the dance had a 
good time, purely because 
those whose pleas for 
something different were 
ignored were determined to 
have a good time anyway. 
Towards the end of the 



evening, though, there was a 
high level of arrogance in the 
crowd — displayed in blatant 
protests of The Song That 
Wouldn't Die. 

Friday night was no 
better. I wasn't there, but 
I've been told by several 
people that it was essentially 
the same as Saturday. The 
only difference was that 
Friday night's dance in Davis 
was dominated by "hippie 
music" and Saturday's, by 
rap. I have no qualms with 
either one in moderation; 
surely, there's a "happy 
medium" somewhere . There 
are many more than two 

see Music p . 



COMMENTARY 



Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 -3 



Challenge makes 
transition easier 



by Becca Mitchell 

The thought of 
college always terrified me. I 
used to imagine myself sitting 
in a large room with 500 
other nameless faces, 
furiously taking notes while 
listening to a monotone 
professor on some distant 
recorder. I thought about the 
fact that my name would 
become 419-82-5255. I would 
be forever lost in the 
thousands of human social 
security numbers walking 
around campus. 

I have nothing 
against mass education, but I 
do know that it is not for me. 
Maybe that is why I chose 
MC. 

College still seemed a 
little scary, so I decided to 
take tire Mountain Challenge. 
I figured that it would be 
interesting and "break me in" 
to college life. I was right. 

When some people 
hear the words "Mountain 
Challenge" they may imagine 
a group of freshly showered 
students hiking beside a 
bubbling creek, or a group 
roasting marshmellows by the 
fire. Frankly, it was anything 
but romantic. It was the most 
physically and mentally 
challenging experiences of my 
life. Okay, band camp might 
qualify also . 



In the woods, the 
group had to learn a new 
communication system. It 
seemed very silly at first, but 
it really taught us to trust 
each other. We succeeded in 
many group tests. Picture, if 
you will, a group of 16 
students standing on a very, 
very small box all at one time 
for almost 15 seconds. 

In order to do the 
dangerous stuff, we had to 
wear some contraptions that 
looked like rope diapers. It 
felt even more perverted than 
it sounds. Of course, when I 
was hanging 25 feet above the 
ground, I was not concerned 
about comfort or looks. We 
rappelled, scaled rocks, hiked 
endless trails, used a map and 
compass (orienteered). and 

basically learned to feel 
comfortable in the woods. 

Sixteen people left 
Maryville Tuesday morning as 
total strangers, and returned 
to campus Thursday as 
friends. We had shared 
something unique, and we 
knew it. It gave me a chance 
to learn about myself. I was 
able to make some great 
friendships . 

College really didn't 
seem too intimidating to me 
after the Mountain 

Challenge . My freshmen 
orientation was a great 
success . 



First days confuse 
and frustrate 



by Craig Farn 

I wondered if 
Maryville was the place for 
me when some guy with a 
mohawk and an earring 
looked at me and started 
singing, "Won't you be my 
neighbor?" 

Moving into my 
dorm was okay, but filling 
out the damage report took a 
couple of days . I then asked 
my RD if I could get a better 
key for my room, and that 
person chuckled and said, 
"You should be happy if is 
works sometimes]." This is 
the same key I have to pay 
$25 for if it's lost! yea! right! 

On the subject of 
fees, for all the fees the 
students were asked to pay, 
there could have been a 
computer provided for 
registration. Boy! Registration 
sure didn't take long this 
year. Next time, remember 
to bring a pillow if you're in 
the "A-F" line or if you need 
a rotating loan. 

Convocation must 



have been great for 
upperclassmen . Did any 
freshmen get those jokes? 

I am in the work- 
study program, and so I 
needed to find a job. The 
Business Office offered me 
one, and I said, "Let me get 
this straight, you want me to 
type my papers for classes and 
then type your work for you? 
No, I don't think so." So, I 
went over to maintenance to 
apply for a job and saw this 
guy with a chainsaw. He must 
have seen me come out of the 
business office. He started up 
the chainsaw and now I work 
for maintenance. 

Maryville is more 
than a college, it is a state of 
mind. Maryville is also 
mysterious and not waht it 
seems. Look around you, be 
an observer for awhile, and 
something that looked one 
way the first time may change 
and become different at a 
second glance. Kind of like 
the spam-loaf in the 
cafeteria, huh? 




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Inquiry fills culture gap 



by Dr . Elizabeth Perez-Reilly 

While looking for 
ideas for a special topics 
course in English last 
semester, I ran across an 
interesting quotation on a 
syllabus from Carroll College 
in Wisconsin. The syllabus 
had been used in a course on 
Third World Literature; and 
the quotation, which follows, 
was an excerpt from an article 
by Edwin Reishauer, a 
former U.S. ambassador to 
Japan: 



Instead of living in a 
relatively remote part of the 
Western world, we now find 
ourselves living in a greatly 
shrunken unitary world, in 
which non-Western peoples 
outnumber Occidentals by 
close to three to one. We 
educate our children only 
about ourselves and our own 
cultural heritage and then 
expect them to grow up and 
live successfully in a unitary 
world of many cultures. By 
dealing only with the Western 
traditions , we unconsciously 



indoctrinate our children with 
the idea that all other 
traditions are aberrant or not 
worth knowing . 

The quotation caught 
my attention because of the 
direct way in which the 
statement was made, and 
because of the truth of the 
ideas expressed. It served to 
reinforce my feeling that not 
enough attention is paid in 
American colleges to the 

see Inquiry p. 4 



It's a different world for 
MC foreign students 



by Kelly Franklin 

Imagine yourself in a 
foreign land, far from home, 
relatives, and friends. 
Everything is different; food, 
language , customs , people . 
Suddenly, you must eat 
totally new foods, not just 
once, or for a few days, but 
every day, every meal. You 
must hear different sounds all 
day long, make some sense of 
them, and somehow survive. 



Could you also attend college, 
read books and write essays in 
a language that you don't feel 
all that comfortable using 
even for simple, everyday 
activities? 

If you can indeed see 
yourself in such a position, 
congratulations: you are a 
brave and sensitive person! 
Now, imagine how wonderful 
it would be, while in a 
strange land, if people were 
friendly, conversing with you 



(without getting impatient 
with your foreign speech), 
and if they made attempts to 
make you feel "at home." 
Wouldn't you appreciate it, 
and in turn appreciate and 
like their country more? 

This is the situation 
international students on 
campus often find themselves 
in. Many have never used 

see Foreign p. 5 



MC: the right college decision 



by Lori Chambers 



I chose to come to 
Maryville College because 
Stan Anderson was at my high 
school for "College Day^ and 
when I went to the MC booth 
and asked a few questions, he 
had the answers for them. He 
represented MC very well; to 



me, first impressions are very 
important . 

The Admissions 

Office took great pride in 
keeping me up to date on 
what I needed. They would 
write just to tell me what was 
going on on the campus . 

The most exciting 
communication that I received 
from MC was when the 



basketball/softball coach 

contacted me. I was asked to 
come and play for Maryville. 
That and the high standards 
of academics were enough for 
me. 

After my first week 
at Maryville, I am really glad 
I chose to come here. It's a 
nice place. 



4 -Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Bradley slates Physicists for his MC debut 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

The Physicists, fall 
show for MC Playhouse and 
Frank Bradley's debut 
production as MC theatre 
director, has begun 

rehearsals . 

This play, written by 
Fricdrich Durrenmatt in 
1962, takes place in a 
European villa-turned- 

sanatorium, Les Cerisiers. 
Liz Prior will pla; the 



sanatorium's power-hungry 
founder, Fraulein Doktor 
Mathilde von Zahnd. Joseph 
G. Chamberlain takes on the 
role of the brilliant phycisist, 
Johann Wilhelm Mobius, 
who has been in Les Cerisiers 
for 15 years. Jonathan 
Yarboro will portray another 
inmate, Herbert Georg 
Beutler, who thinks he is Sir 
Isaac Newton. Leah Mueller 
will play Ernst Ileinrich, a 
third inmate who poses as 



Albert Einstein; this role is 
especially challenging, since 
it was written for a male 
actor . 

Donna Sue Hadden 
will portray Monika Stettler, 
the nurse who r alls in love 
with Mobius. Laura Starkey 
appears as Frau Lina Rose, 
Mobius' ex-wife; Frank 
Schubert will play her new 
husband, Oskar Rose. As the 
teen-aged children of Mobius 
and Frau Rose are Flovd 




Students took time out during auditions for the Physicists. 



JC Worth 



Clubs abound at MC 



by Marianne Rucker 

Bored? Feeling "out 
of it"? Good news! There's 
plenty going on at MC. It is 
easy to enhance your life and 
the lives of others by getting 
involved . 

Black Student 

Awareness has been around 
for many years. Besides 
acting as a support group for 
black students, BSA promotes 
black culture through 
programs and activities for 
the MC community . 

Activities include the MC 
Gospel Choir which sings for 
30or more functions 

throughout the year . 

Membership is not limited to 
black students . Anyone 
interested can join this multi- 
cultural organization. To do 
so, contact Cassandra 
Andrews (Box 2035) or Tracey 
Mosley (Box 2824). 

The Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes offers Jesus 
Christ as Lord and Savior to 
athletes and coaches and to all 
whom they influence. They 
present the gospel through 



weekly meetings, their lives, 
and activities. FCA meets 
every Tuesday at 7:30 pm in 
the CCM. In a relaxed and 
informal atmosphere , guest 
speakers share their 

testimonies. FCA has an 
active outreach program . 
They are involved with the 
Blount County Children's 
Home, provide food baskets 
for the needy at 

Thanksgiving, and speak at 
local schools and churches. 
Membership is open to 
athletes, coaches, and anyone 
who is interested . 

Membership is growing and 
activities are increasing . 

According to Steve 
Diggs, President of FCA, 
"This is going to be our 
explosion year." Contact him 
(Box 2061) or Jeff Fuchs (Box 
2681). 

Lascaux (Art Club) is 
for anyone interested in 
creative expression and art 
appreciation . The stated 
purposes of Lascaux include 
'To encourate each other in 

artistic growth; to stimulate 
interest in the visual arts on 



campus; to work as a group to 
bring in outside artists for 
talks , demonstrations , and 
exhibits, and to support these 
activities; to help with 
exhibits, demonstrations, and 
judging of local art shows"; 
and "to take trips to other 
cities to visit museums and 
galleries . " 

Lascaux provides 

artwork in various forms for 
other clubs and organizations. 
Last year's Choc Fest, a huge 
success, was sponsered by 
Lascaux . Two scholarships 
were awarded with the funds 
raised. The club travels to art 
shows, craft shows, and 
museums. A trip to Atlanta is 
being considered for this 
year. Date and time of 
meetings will be announced. 
To join, contact Jennifer 
Chastain (Box 2600), Selena 
Dockery (Box 2066), or 
Thelma Bianco in the FAC. 

This is just a small 
sampling of extra-curricular 
activities at MC. There is 
something for everyone 
among the clubs , 

organizations and programs . 



Dingman, Andi Bristol, and 
Staci Ames. 

The role of Police 
Inspector Voss will be filled 
by Christopher Lilly. Jennifer 
C. Worth will play Martha 
Boll, matron of Les 
Cerisiers. Bruce E. Blaisdell 
will protray Uwe Sievers, the 
chief male attendant. 

Some roles have yet 
to be cast. These are the 
Police Doctor, the Police 
Photographer/Stenographer, 
and two male attendants. 
McArthur and Murillo. Also 
TBA is the part of the dead 
nurse, whose body is a 
feature of Act I. 

Some crew members 
have also been chosen. 
Heather Farrar is the Stage 

Manager; Bristol is Assistant 
Stage Manager. Steve Herbert 
heads the set crew, and 
Yarboro will design the show's 
lights. 

The plot of The 
Physicists is sprinkled with 



humor and fraught with 
intrigue. A number of 
character roles flesh out the 
action . The Physicists also has 
something to say about the 
role of science in modern 
society and the uses and 
abuses of power . 

This play is quirky 
but little-known among most 
students; why did Bradley 
choose it for his MC debut 
lie said of The Physicists, "I 
have been interested in this 
play for a long time." He has 
even taught it several times. 
Bradley enjoys the play and 
said of its content, 'i think it 
remains timely." 

When asked his 
opinion of the turnout at 
auditions, Bradley responded 
positively. Although the 
numbers ~ especially of men 
— could have been larger, 
Bradley said, Tm pleased 
with the quality [of the 
readings]." He is still looking 
for actors to fill the uncast 
roles . 



Dorms from p . 6 

budgetary constraints, Pease 
feels this won't be a reality 
until the end of the year. 

Other changes having 
an effect on dorm life include 
the alcohol and discipline 
policies. The alcohol policy, 
as stated in this year's student 
handbook (pages 15-17), takes 
a much firmer stance on 
alcohol awareness and 
education. The policy also 
clearly states the laws 
governing the possession and 
consumption of alcoholic 
beverages for Tennessee , 
Blount County, and the city 
of Mary ville . 

The hall discipline 
process this year rests more 
heavily on the resident 
director, givning him or her 
the option of deciding how to 
best handle discipline 
situations: by him- or herself, 
the hall judicial board, or 
Interhall Council . 

But aside from 
physical and policy changes, 
there are also people and 
program changes. New staff 
members (RDs, RAs, and 



SAs) and new residents bring 
change to the character of 
each hall . 

Several campus 

groups are busily planning 

programs to involve various 
halls. Pease is excited about 
the prospects for the new 
year, claiming that the 
biggest task will be 
coordinating all the events. 
Students can look foward this 
year to programs by Student 
Programming, the ILD Task 
Force, and the religious life 
groups, the Living and 
Learning series using faculty 
and community resources, 
and an expanded intermurals 
program . 

There are many 
changes happening in dorm 
life. They bring with them 
new opportunities to get 
involved, make new friends, 
and help make improvements 
happen. As the new year 
begins, in the midst of the 
newness are even more 
exciting opportunities for 
changes in dorm life and 
campus life at MC, waiting 
for students to take advantage 
of them . 



Music from p . 2 

styles of music in the world, 

and quite a few of them are 
danceable . Maybe Student 
Programming should invest in 
a variety of music, and we 
can share each other's taste in 
music rather than be 
smothered by it . 

It isn't my place or 
anyone else's to say what is a 
"good" or "bad" song, but I 



think that a dance at MC 
should have a variety in music 
proportionate to the variety of 
people we are priviliged to 
have here. We have Mary ville 
College in common — must 
we all dance to the same drum 
machine? 



Ellen Foreman 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Highland Echo . Friday. September. 18. 1987 -5 




Rick Carl , the new band director , prepares for his first half-time performance at MC . 



JC Worth 



The Big Easy spices up screen 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



In the world of 
movies, there are comedies, 
dramas, cops 'n robbers 
"shoot-'em-ups," and 

romances. Some movies even 
try to be a little of each and 
usually end up as hodge- 
podge and directionless. The 
Big Easy is an exception . 

This is a multifaceted 
movie that promises a good 
time for all. Taking its title 
from a nickname for New 
Orleans, The Big Easy attacks 
police corruption and extols 
modern love, without being 
preachy on the one hand or 
tasteless on the other . 

As half-Cajun, half- 
Irish Lieutenant Remy 
McSwain, Dennis Quaid is 
brave, breezy, sexy, and 



brash. Ellen Barkin plays 
Assistant D.A. Anne 

Osborne, who, at various 
times, displays schoolmarm 
strictness, girlish naivete, 
and grown-up sultriness. The 
equally delightful supporting 
cast is filled with eccentric 
and eyecatching characters, 
among them, Ned Beatty as 
the captain who is at the root 
of the department's duplicity. 
That duplicity is the source of 
the plot . 

Oh, yes, the plot. It 
seems that all that rule- 
bending that folks in the New 
Orleans Police Department 
have been doing since before 
Remy's daddy was captain has 
been snowballing, and the 
D.A.'s office has gotten wind 
of it. What's more, the D.A. 
has proof of a bloody but 
profitable drug racket among 



the homicide officers. 

In most films with a 
lovable scoundrel as 

protagonist, the hero justifies 
his rascally ways to audience 
and heroine alike by 
trouncing the bad guys and 
flashing his charm. But there 
is more to The Big Easy. 
Barkin's Anne is no 
impressionable doormat to 
forsake her principles for 
Remy's endearing grin, and 

it's Remy who changes. He 
must reevaluate his principles 
as a police officer. The net 
here is too tangled for a 
quick , cute solution . 

This movie is a much 
fun as foot-stomping bayou 
music, and as exciting as hot 
Cajun food. The Big Easy is 
easy to love . 



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Foreign from p. 3 

English outside of a classroom 
until arriving here, could 
your two or three years of 
foreign language training be 
enough to put you through 
college courses overseas? 
Would you be brave enough 
to try such a feat? And 
speaking of brave—what about 
food? Even native Americans 
surely sometimes wonder what 
some of the Pearson's fare is 
(or was), but at least we have 
a rough idea of what different 
foods are supposed to be! How 
would most of us do, if 
suddenly we had to eat dorm 
food which was totally 
foreign, unnameable, and 
unidentifiable? 



I hope everyone will 
consider just how they would 
feel if placed on a foreign 
campus and think about how 
much little kindnesses (an 

invitation, some 

conversation, an offer of 
help) could mean. Many of 
the international students will 
be, in later years, leaders in 
their home countries. Think 
of how we can be a large part 
of their image of this 
country, how we can help 
determine whether other 
countries' citizens love or hate 
the U.S. Small favors now 
may be repaid in any number 
of ways in the future . 

Please be gracious 
and friendly hosts to our 
foreign guests this year! 



New faces , ideas 
spark Band 



by Dan Fox 

This promises to be a 
good year for the Highlander 
band. 

The band has a new- 
sound and a new director, 
--Rick Carl. The new ideas 
include the bass and electric 
guitars as well as drum sets. 
"We may not be larger, but 
our quality has risen," said 
Carl of this year's band. 

Some special events 
are planned, such as "Hot 
Legs" and "Sexy Strut" 
competitions. These will cater 



to the more exhibitionist band 
members; almost anything is 
possible in a kilt. 

A dance will be 
sponsored by the Highlander 
band this fall. The band 
plans to get its dance tunes 
out and jam. "We aren't just 
for ballgames anymore," Carl 
said; "We're here to 'get 
down . '" 

It may be the old 
Highlander band, but with a 
new director and new faces, 
almost anything can happen, 
so keep your eyes on the band 
this year! 



Inquiry from p. 3 

study of values and ideas that 
differ from our own 
traditions. Thus was born my 
course in Third World 
Literature, which provided a 
model, for this semester's 
Freshman Inquiry . 

There is, indeed, 
little time and attention given 
to the issue of non-Western 
studies on the average 
American campus. An 
examination of the catalogues 
and course offerings from 
many colleges and universities 
will show that most students 
in this country graduate from 
tertiary institutions with 
practically no exposure to non- 
Western traditions. Maryville 
College is a step ahead of 
many schools in this respect 
by requiring a course in either 
Asian or African studies as 
part of our core curriculum; 
but aside from this one 
course, the average Maryville 
College graduate will take no 
other course dealing with non- 
Western cultures unless he or 
she majors in a field that is 
somehow related. 

While awareness of 
Western values begins in 
grammar school, as well as 
being an intergral part of our 
daily life, the majority of 
students have had no 
introduction to non-Western 
values prior to their arrival on 
the college campus . 

Freshman Inquiry 
should introduce students to 
new ideas; and non-Western 
culture is certainly a 
significant field that merits 
further study. That is why I 
decided upon the subject of 
Third World Literature for 
my Inquiry class. In addition 
to being a general 
introduction to literary 
facilities, the course is 
designed to encourage an 
understanding and 

appreciation of cultural 
differences through the work 
of writers from a variety of 
countries and literary 
traHitinns. 

Literature from 

Kenya, Nigeria, India, 



China, Brazil , and Mexico 
are included as well as two 
films, one South African and 
one Brazilian. Although 
Brazil and Mexico are in 
reality Western nations, they 
have much in common with 
the Third World; and their 
societies reflect values that are 
not always in line with those 
of the more developed 
countries of the West. 
Additional resource material 
will be contributed by faculty 
members and students who 

have lived and worked in 
developing countries. They 
will serve as guest speakers to 
the class, providing first-hand 
information gained from their 
own personal experiences. 
This will help the literature 
and the situations presented 
therein to come alive for the 
students . 

In keeping with the 
general theme of this year's 
Inquiry program, "Change 
and Its Effects", an emphasis 
of toe course will be the 
manner in which political, 
economic , and social change — 
through revolution , 

industrialization, contact 

with other countries, and 
general modernization 
affects a developing society. 

It is interesting to 

observe that progress, as we 

see it, often has a detrimental 

effect on the people whom 

we, as outsiders, assume that 

it will benefit. In the process 

of learning about other 

cultures, the students will be 

encouraged to examine their 

own values and look at their 

own society in a different 

light . 

Also, through 

examining his or her own 

personal values and 

traditions, as well as those of 

other people, the student 

becomes increasingly aware of 

the fact that one cannot 

understand the external world 

without understanding one's 

relationship and responsibility 

to it. 






6 -Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 



NEWS/FEATURE 




Dorm life: changes in store? 



Leigh Emery 

Dr. Joeseph J. Copeland speaks during the dedication of Gamble Hall, 
Tuesday, Sept. 8. 




by Lissa McLeod 

Dormitory. The 

word brings different images 

to each person's mind. For 
some people, it is a haven of 
rest or study; for others, it is 
home; for still others, it is a 
place too messy to actually 
live. 

No matter what 
image comes to mind, the 
quality of "dorm life" is 
usually an issue of importance 
for most college 

communities. As a new 
school year begins, it is time 
to examine some of the 
concerns of resident students 
from last year and look 
toward to the new year with 
the changes it brings. 

Last February , Ron 
Pease, vice president of 
Student Affairs, asked for 
student response to the 
statement, "I suggest that 
campus life at Maryville 
College can be improved by 
considering and implementing 
the following specific 

recommendations: 



Almost 50% of resident 
students responded with 
suggestions; the highest 
concerns included the phone 
situation, cable TV, and 
furniture and recreation 
equipment for the dorms. 

In response to these 
concerns, Student Affairs and 
Business Manager Donna 
Davis have been exploring 
options and solutions. Phones 
for rooms were offered as an 
option to all students during 
the summer. Davis reports 
that fewer than twenty people 
responded positively to the 
offer; therefore, the phone 
company will not install jacks 
in rooms. 

More pay phones for 
residence halls also don't 
appear to be profitable for the 
phone company at this time, 
said Davis. Lobby phones 
with Knoxville lines will not 
be installed again until a 
security mechanism can be 
installed due to the "Phone 
Scandal" of last year. 
Administrative Vice President 
and Treasurer Sid Downey is 



currently working with the 
phone company on this 
project . 

Cable TV appears to 
be a real possibility; however, 
there are a few hitches yet to 
be ironed out, according to 
Pease. Carolina Cable 

Company, the company who 
would supply the cable 
services, is not allowed to 
install pay channels in public 
areas — such as the dorm 
lobbies. Until residence halls 
can come up with an 
acceptable method for who 
watches what and when, the 
cable TV will not be 
installed. Residence directors 
have been asked to work on 
this problem. 

Davis is looking for 
furniture for lounges on the 
various floors of the dorms. 
Along these same lines, Pease 
said plans are in the making 
for adding a recreational area 
in Fayerweather. Due to 

see pg . 4 



Dr. Parker remembered 



Or. Russell D. Parker was a member of the MC faculty from 1964- 
1987. 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

"He cared about 
things like fairness and justice 
and truth, and he felt their 
absence intensely ... I think 
he understood the human 
heart, at least better than 
most of us, and he genuinely 
liked people." Library 
Director Joan Worley no 
doubt speaks for the campus 
community in general in thus 
remembering Dr. Russell D. 
Parker, who died 

unexpectedly on September 1 . 

Parker's many 

contributions to MC carry a 
legacy that will continue to 
last. He was the chairman of 
the department of history; he 
joined the faculty in 1964. He 
served as secretary of the 
faculty since 1972. A student- 
faculty committee chose him 
as the College's Outstanding 
Teacher for the 1983-84 year. 

A member of both 
the East Tennessee and the 
Southern Historical 

Associations, Parker authored 
various publications, 

including "The Black 

Community Company Town: 
Alcoa, Tenn., 1919-1939," 
in the Tennessee Historical 
Quarterly in 1976. In fact, 
his colleagues in the History 
Department admire the 
diligent work that Parker 
consistently performed. Dr. 
Wallace Lewis said. "He got 
so much research done;" Dr. 
Marjorie Kratz pointed out. 
"He was a tremendous 
worker." 



In honor of these 
contributions, the new fund 
for faculty development, 
which was one of the topics at 
the faculty retreat which 
Parker was atttending at the 
time of his death, has been 
named for him. MC now has 
the "Russell Parker Faculty 
Development Fund" to 
remember him by . 

Lewis added , 

"Russell's passing leaves holes 
that we didn't think about." 
Not the least of these are in 
the class schedule, and these 
practicalities must be attended 
to. Dr. Charlotte Beck is 
taking on both segments of 
Humanities 180, and Dr. 
Scott Brunger is doing the 
same for African Studies. 
Kratz is teaching History 111. 

The most poignant of 
these "holes" are, however, 
the personal ones. For in 
addition to his impressive 
professional record, Parker's 
personality touched many at 
MC and in the area. At the 
memorial service held 
September 6, private 

recollections vied with 
professional ones. Dr. Dean 
Bolden , academic dean , 
related statements by many 
faculty members, as well as 
his own; President Richard I. 
Ferrin added his views. 

Parker's sense of 
humor is the first thing that 
uccurs to many; indeed, this 
trait is, as Lewis said, "what 
we all appreciate about him." 
Students and professors value 
this trait; among them are 
Bolden, who told how 



Parker's dry wit eased tensions 
at many a faculty meeting, 
and Dan Fox, a history 
major, who broke into 
chuckles as he reflected on 
Parker's quips. Lewis went on 
to say, "He [Parker] looked on 
the light side, but he always 
took things seriously." 

Other personal details 
stand out. Barbara Bolt 
remembers "the way his eyes 
twinkled over those glasses." 
In Dr. Charlotte Beck's 
poem, "Russell Parker, 
September 1: An 

Accounting," she also recalls 
those twinkling eyes, along 
with Parker's way of laughing 
and his "shapless jackets." 
Worley remembers "a smile 
like the sun coming up," 
adding, "when he smiled, 
you felt that things were 
okay." Kratz mentioned 
Parker's unflappable style: "He 
had a way of doing things -- 
so calm , so easy . " 

And then there's that 
beard, the distinctive, tidy 
goatee that was such an 
integral feature of his face. 
Lewis confided, "I've always 
envied him his beard," 
ruefully recalling his own 
attempts to replicate it. 

Many aspects of 

Russell Parker were known 
only to a segment of the MC 
community. His certification 
as a high school teacher, for 
instance. In fact, he 
occasionally worked with the 
Education Department 

see Parker p. g 



SPORTS 



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Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 - 7 




This pile-up was one of the features at last Saturday's game against Wingate. 

MC hosts Piergiorgio Ricci, 



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Recently , the 

Athletic Department was 
fortunate to have a visitor 
from Italy — MVP Piergiorgio 
Ricci . 

Ricci is from Psaro, 
Italy, where he plays 
American football for the 
Psaro Angels. This year he 
was named the Most Valuable 
Player of the Italian- 
American football league, for 
which he received an all- 
expense paid trip to the U.S. 
from Promo Sports, a 
sporting goods franchise 
throughout Europe. 

Ricci also led the 
Italian National team, as 
quarterback, to a European 
Championship after defeating 
West Germany, 24-22. 
Following the European 
Championships, he arrived at 
Maryville College on August 
25 to observe pre-season 
football training . 

He has watched the 
MC football team practice 
every day, as well as going to 
a local high school game, and 
an East Tennessee State 
University game, as well as 
MC's first game. 

"Pier", as he is 
referred to by the football 
players, says the biggest 
difference between football 
here and football in Italy is 
the number of coaches; "In 
Italy we only have two 
coaches, one for offense and 



Optimistic first 
quarterends in loss 



by Joe Johnson 



The Maryville 

College Scots suffered a 
disappointing loss to Wingate 
College, of Charlotte, NC, 
Friday at Maryville High 
School Shields stadium. 

Maryville, however, 
had entered the game 
optimistically . MC head 

coach Larry Stephens noted. 
"We have a young, but very 
experienced team, much more 
than last year." 

MC scored fust when 
starting quarterback Russ 
Thomas ran an option play to 
his left, slipped out of the 
group of linebacker Petey 
Hunter at the line of 
scrimmage and ran 38 yards 
for a touchdown . 

It looked like 



Maryville might 



that 



increase 

lead when, on the ensuing 
kickoff, MC linebacker John 
Speight recovered a fumble by 
Wingate's Russell Bocker at 
the Wingate 27-yard line. 
The Scots moved the ball as 
close as the Wingate eight- 
yard line before, on a third- 
down play, Wingate defensive 
tackle John Coker picked a 
Thomas pass out of the air. 

"We played well in 
the first quarter. We really 
looked sharp," Stephens said. 
"But with a young team like 
we have, when you score 
early and easily, it's 
sometimes easy to lose your 
intensity and that's what we 
did." 

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THE BACK PAGE 



CPP Notes 



Seniors are urged to attend the senior orientation meetings 
scheduled in CPP during the week of Sept. 21. If you did not 
receive a schedule, contact CPP. Each person attending will 
receive a personal complimentary copy of the College Placement 
Council Career Planning Guide and Directory of Employers. These 
are valuable resources. Individual appointments and special events 
will be scheduled following these meetings. 

Graduate school admissions: Applications to take the 
GRE, GMAT, etc. are available in CPP. Deadlines for fall tests 
are near . 

National Security Agency: Registration for this 
qualifications test must be mailed by Oct. 9. Also applications are 
available for United States Department of State Foreign Service 
Exam and for summer internships. 

Job listings for part-time jobs are available both in CPP 
and in the Financial Aid Office. These listings will be posted on 
the bulletin board outside the book store and across from the 
Financial Aid Office. If you would like to be "on call" for brief job 
assignments on campus, please sign up in the Financial Aid 
Office. These temporary positions would include such jobs as 
helping to move furniture, setting up for special events, assisting 
with mailings, assembling booklets, etc. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Photos from the 19S7 Chilhowean will be sold for 25 cents each, 
Friday afternoon from 2-4 pm in the lobby of Fayerweather. 

Student Senate elections (for residence hall & Freshman senators 
and fr, so, jr. class officers) will be held Monday, September 21, 
in the Lobby of Fayerweather, from 10 am to noon 

ATTENTION anyone interested in becoming active in theatre: the 
Maryville College Playhouse wilt hold its first meeting of the 1987- 
88 year at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the dining hall 
> alcove, the group will select officers and discuss goals for the year. 

The Peace Education Task Force will meet on Thursday, 
Sept. 24, in the International House from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The 
topic of the meeting will be "Peace in Today's World.' 1 This will be 
an opportunity for all of us to get acquainted and make some plans 
for the coming year, as well as to view an important peace 
education video production. We will discuss plans to attend the 
Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Montreat,NC later this 
month. Refreshments will be served. Take a study break, drop 
by, and get acquainted, even if you can't stay for the entire 
meeting (we promise to have the most interesting part first!). 



MC is already gearing up for Inauguration Weekend, Oct. 
8-11. Plans for Saturday, Oct. 10 are in the works, including 
historical walking tours, horse and buggy tours, various 
performing arts, the Presidential Olympic Games (similar to May 
Madness games), and the Pre-Inaugural Dance. Clubs, 
organizations, and individuals are needed to run booths for the 
Carnival that day. Those interested should contact Donna Davis 
(Box 2836 or in Bartlett Hall) or DeAnn Hargis (Box 2087). 



YOUNG LIFE 

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Student Programs.- 
an active fall 



by Liz Prior 

Student 
Programming is setting up for 
a great 87-88 school year. 

For those of you who 
don't know much about the 
group, the Student 

Programming Committee is 
made up of students from the 
college who want to organize 
and help with college 
activities, such as dances, 
parties, and homecoming. 

Wendi Katzman and 
Liz Prior are co-chairmen of 
the organization. The staff 
advisor is Maelee Fiori, who 
is filling in for her husband 
Frank while he recovers from 
surgery in Washington . 
Anyone can be a member by 
coming to the meetings on 
Tuesday nights at 5:30 in the 
Pearson's alcove. 

Some events already 
on the calendar for this 
semester include weekly 
movies , musical 



performances, and of course, 
homecoming. This year's 
homecoming dance will be 
held at the Airport Hilton; it 
is expected to be one of the 
best homecomings yet . 

Another big event 
will be the pre-inaugural 
dance on October 10, a semi- 
formal dance in honor of 
Richard I. Ferrin's official 
inauguration as MC's 

president. Later on, a 
Wassail dance and caroling is 
slated for December. 
Musicians who are scheduled 
to perform at MC throughout 
the fall are Brian Huskey, 
Exit 69, Rare Air, and 
Relentless Blues Land. Stay 
posted for more events as 
plans become concrete. 

If you want to get 
involved and have some ideas 
of events you would like to 
see happen, you are invited to 
make Student Programming a 
part of your year . 



Student Programming 

Sept. 20 Movie: Prizzi's Honor 

Sept . 2 1 Brian Huskey 9 pm 
Sept . 22 Meeting 5:30 Pearsons 
Sept. 23 Movie: Real Genius 
Sept. 27 Movie: Lone Wolf McQuade 
Sept. 30 Movie: Ice Pirates 



Parker from p . 

helping to instruct students 
planning to teach high 
school, a job he pursued from 
1949-62. 

Lewis revealed that 
Parker favored wooden swivel 
chairs for his office, and 
invariably left his keys 
hanging in his office door. 
One of his chief fields of 
study and interest was 
American Indians; Lewis said 
Parker was the History 
Department's resident expert 
on the Cherokee . 



Parker hosted the 
history majors annual picnic 
for years, in a yard that 
showcased his passion for 
gardening. He was, in many 
ways, the consummate host, 
and, as Lewis said, "He really 
enjoyed having the crowd out 
there." 

This combination of 
professional success and 
personal detail makes Russell 
Parker a name that MC will 
not soon forget. Each of the 
many people he touched will 
remember him in a very 
special way . 



Hall I : Gamble Hall 



by Barbara Bolt 

On September 8 , 
1987, Hall I finally received a 
name — Gamble Hall, named 
for Joe C. Gamble. 

The dedication 

ceremony was attended by 
faculty, staff, and students 
following Convocation, 

September 8. Dr. Joseph J. 
Copeland, President Emeritus 
of Maryville College, presided 
over the ceremony. 

Gamble, who passed 
away on May 28, 1987, 
served Maryville College for 
many years. He served on the 
Board of Directors for 31 



years, 17 as chairman. He 
also acted as the College's 
attorney. 

Comments by faculty 
and staff who know Gamble 
referred to his dedication to 
and support for making 
Maryville College the best 
institution it could be. 
Gamble piloted the College 
through several wars and saw 
many changes take place. 

Even though it wili 
take returning students and 
alumni some time to become 
accustomed to the new label 
of Hall I, the residents of 
Gamble Hall are glad to 
finally have a name. 



Ricci from p. 7 

one for defense. Here, you 
have seven or eight coaches. 
It is better." American 
football has only been in 
existence for ten years in Italy 
and the Italian-American 
football league plays 

according to American 
Collegiate rules. 

Besides his 

involvement with MC 
football, Ricci has been to a 
disco with several of the 
coaches. He has also been to 
several restaurants and says 
that he likes American food, 
especially hamburgers, Taco 
Bell fare, and pancakes. 

Ricci was an 

honorary captain for MC's 

first football game of the 
season. "This is a big honor 
for me," he said of being a 
captain. 

Ricci, 
unfortunately, had to return 
to Italy following Saturday's 
game to prepare for the Psaro 
Angels up coming season . 



Join us 
for ice 
cream 
social 

by Kayo ko Nagakura 

The International 

Club invites everyone to an 
ice cream social this Friday, 
September 18. It starts at 3:30 
pm at the International 
House, next to Sutton Science 
Center . 

Ishun Pa wan Admed 
is the president of the club 
this year. There are 
approximately 50 members, 
mostly international students. 
They meet monthly and plan 
a variety of activities. 

Last year, the club 
participated in the 

homecoming parade. It also 
hosted a Halloween party, a 
pot luck Thanksgiving 
dinner, a Christmas party, 
and the International Dinner 
which featured ethnic food 
prepared by the club 
members. In addition, the 
club had a picnic in 
Gatlinburg and, at the end of 
the year, a farewell party. 

The International 

Club is a good chance to meet 
new people and make friends. 
Not only can international 
students come to meet new 
people, they can also come to 
share their ideas and feelings 
with one another . 

American students, 
as well, are welcome to join 
them. A few American 
students have already joined 
the club to learn about 
different cultures through 
their relationships with 
international students. 



SPORTS: 



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Homecoming 

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he night's main 
t Homecoming 
ts at 9:00 pm. 

year's dance is a 
masquerade ball. 
;ld at the Airport 
and feature the 
Students, as well 
ind alumni, are 
end at the cost of 

art club is selling 

bookstore, and a 

exhibit, 

.he masks , is 

^earsons . 

ecoming is a 

t and games — a 

nni to "return to 
haunts" and 

out their college 
time for students 

lemories for the 



sophomore 
hat she "didn't 
i because none of. 
good enough 

senior and 

emocrat declared 

ed a Democrat to 

ucutuse I like the 



see '88 election p. 5 



8 -Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 



THE BACK PAGE 



CPP Notes 



Seniors are urged to attend the senior orientation meetings 
scheduled in CPP during the week of Sept. 21. If you did not 
receive a schedule, contact CPP. Each person attending will 
receive a personal complimentary copy of the College Placement 
Council Career Planning Guide and Directory of Employers. These 
are valuable resources. Individual appointments and special events 
will be scheduled following these meetings. 

Graduate school admissions: Applications to take the 
GRE, GMAT, etc. are available in CPP. Deadlines for fall tests 
are near. 

National Security Agency: Registration for this 
qualifications test must be mailed by Oct. 9. Also applications are 
available for United States Department of State Foreign Service 
"Exam and for summer internships. 

Job listings for part-time jobs are available both in CPP 
and in the Financial Aid Office. These listings will be posted on 
the bulletin board outside the book store and across from the 
Financial Aid Office. If you would like to be "on call" for brief job 
assignments on campus, please sign up in the Financial Aid 
Office. These temporary positions would include such jobs as 
helping to move furniture, setting up for special events, assisting 
with mailings, assembling booklets, etc. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Photos from the 1987 Chilhowean will be sold for 25 cents each, 
Friday afternoon from 2-4 pm in the lobby of Fayerweather. 

Student Senate elections (for residence hall & Freshman senators 
and fr, so, jr. class officers) will be held Monday, September 21, 
in the Lobby of Fayerweather, from 10 am to noon 

ATTENTION anyone interested in becoming active in theatre: the 
Maryville College Playhouse will hold its first meeting of the 1987- 
88 year at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the dining hall 
* alcove, the group will select officers and discuss goals for the year. 

The Peace Education Task Force will meet on Thursday, 
Sept. 24, in the International House from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The 
topic of the meeting will be "Peace in Today's World." This will be 
an opportunity for all of us to get acquainted and make some plans 
for the coming year, as well as to view an important peace 
education video production. We will discuss plans to attend the 
Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Montreat,NC later this 
month. Refreshments will be served- Take a study break, drop 
by, and get acquainted, even if you can't stay for the entire 
meeting (we promise to have the most interesting part first!). 



MC is already gearing up for Inauguration Weekend, Oct. 
8-11. Plans for Saturday, Oct. 10 are in the works, including 
historical walking tours, horse and buggy tours, various 
performing arts, the Presidential Olympic Games (similar to May 
Madness games), and the Pre-Inaugural Dance. Clubs, 
organizations, and individuals are needed to run booths for the 
Carnival that day. Those interested should contact Donna Davis 
(Box 2836 or in Bartlett Hall) or DeAnn Hargis (Box 2087). 



YOUNG LIFE 

IS 

LOOKING FOR 

LEADERS 

If interested, call 983-4150 
between 5-9 p.m. 



Student Programs.- 
an active fall 



by Liz Prior 

Student 
Programming is setting up for 
a great 87-88 school year. 

For those of you who 
don't know much about the 
group, the Student 

Programming Committee is 
made up of students from the 
college who want to organize 
and help with college 
activities, such as dances, 
parties, and homecoming. 

Wendi Katzman and 
Liz Prior are co-chairmen of 
the organization. The staff 
advisor is Maelee Fiori, who 
is filling in for her husband 
Frank while he recovers from 
surgery in Washington . 
Anyone can be a member by 
coming to the meetings on 
Tuesday nights at 5:30 in the 
Pearson's alcove. 

Some events already 
on the calendar for this 
semester include weekly 
movies, musical 



performances, and of course, 
homecoming . This year's 
homecoming dance will be 
held at the Airport Hilton; it 
is expected to be one of the 
best homecomings yet . 

Another big event 
will be the pre-inaugural 
dance on October 10, a semi- 
formal dance in honor of 
Richard I. Ferrin's official 
inauguration as MC's 

president. Later on, a 
Wassail dance and caroling is 
slated for December. 
Musicians who are scheduled 
to perform at MC throughout 
the fall are Brian Huskey, 
Exit 69, Rare Air, and 
Relentless Blues Band. Stay 
posted for more events as 
plans become concrete . 

If you want to get 
involved and have some ideas 
of events you would like to 
see happen, you are invited to 
make Student Programming a 
part of your year . 



Student Programming 

Sept. 20 Movie: iV/zz/s Honor 

Sept. 21 Brian Huskey 9 pm 

Sept. 22 Meeting 5:30 Pearsons 

Sept. 23 Movie: Real Genius 

Sept. 27 Movie: Lone Wolf McQuade 

Sept. 30 Movie: Ice Pirates 



Parker from p . 

helping to instruct students 
planning to teach high 
school, a job he pursued from 
1949-62. 

Lewis revealed that 
Parker favored wooden swivel 
chairs for his office, and 
invariably left his keys 
hanging in his office door. 
One of his chief fields of 
study and interest was 
American Indians; Lewis said 
Parker was the History 
Department's resident expert 
on the Cherokee. 



Parker hosted the 
histoiy majors annual picnic 
for years, in a yard that 
showcased his passion for 
gardening. He was, in many 
ways, the consummate host, 
and, as Lewis said, "He really 
enjoyed having the crowd out 
there." 

This combination of 
professional success and 
personal detail makes Russell 
Parker a name that MC will 
not soon forget. Each of the 
many people he touched will 
remember him in a very 
special way . 



Hall I : Gamble Hall 



by Barbara Bolt 

On September 8 , 
1987, Hall I finally received a 
name -- Gamble Hall, named 
for Joe C . Gamble . 

The dedication 

ceremony was attended by 
faculty, staff, and students 
following Convocation, 

September 8. Dr. Joseph J. 
Copeland, President Emeritus 
of Maryville College, presided 
over the ceremony . 

Gamble, who passed 
away on May 28, 1987, 
served Maryville College for 
many years. He served on the 
Board of Directors for 31 



years, 17 as chairman. He 
also acted as the College's 
attorney. 

Comments by faculty 
and staff who know Gam'ie 
referred to his dedication to 
and support for making 
Maryville College the best 
institution it could be. 
Gamble piloted the College 
through several wars and saw 
many changes take place. 

Even though it wili 
take returning students and 
alumni some time to become 
accustomed to the new label 
of Hall I, the residents of 
Gamble Hall are glad to 
finally have a name. 



Riccifromp. 7 

one for defense. Here, you 
have seven or eight coaches. 
It is better. " American 
football has only been in 
existence for ten years in Italy 
and the Italian-American 
football league plays 

according to American 
Collegiate rules . 

Besides his 

involvement with MC 
football, Ricci has been to a 
disco with several of the 
coaches. He has also been to 
several restaurants and says 
that he likes American food, 
especially hamburgers, Taco 
Bell fare, and pancakes. 

Ricci was an 

honorary captain for MC's 

first football game of the 
season. "This is a big honor 
for me," he said of being a 
captain. 

Ricci , 
unfortunately, had to return 
to Italy following Saturday's 
game to prepare for the Psaro 
Angels up coming season . 



Join us 
for ice 
cream 
social 

by Kayoko Nagakura 

The International 

Club invites everyone to an 
ice cream social this Friday, 
September IS. It starts at 3:30 

pm at the International 
House, next to Sutton Science 
Center. 

Ishun Pa wan Admed 
is the president of the club 
this year. There are 
approximately 50 members, 
mostly international students. 
They meet monthly and plan 
a variety of activities. 

Last year, the club 
participated in the 

homecoming parade. It also 
hosted a Halloween party, a 
pot luck Thanksgiving 
dinner, a Christmas party, 
and the International Dinner, 
which featured ethnic food 
prepared by the club 
members. In addition, the 
club had a picnic in 
Gatlinburg and, at the end of 
the year, a farewell party. 

The International 

Club is a good chance to meet 
new people and make friends. 
Not only can international 
students come to meet new 
people, they can also come to 
share their ideas and feelings 
with one another . 

American students, 
as well, are welcome to join 
them. A few American 
students have already joined 
the club to learn about 
different cultures through 
their relationships with 
international students. 



SPORTS: 

Teams gear up for 
Homecoming 





Vol 



NEWS: 

Bushing heads 
English 
Department 

p.6 



ENTERTAINMENT: 

Play opens Nov. 5 

p5 



VOL. 73 



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8 -Highland Echo. Friday. September. 18. 1987 



THE BACK PAGE 



CPP Notes 



Seniors are urged to attend the senior orientation meetings 
scheduled in CPP during the week of Sept. 21. If you did not 
receive a schedule, contact CPP. Each person attending will 
receive a personal complimentary copy of the College .Placement 
Council Career Planning Guide and Directory of Employers. These 
are valuable resources. Individual appointments and special events 
will be scheduled following these meetings. 

Graduate school admissions: Applications to take the 
GRE, GMAT, etc. are available in CPP. Deadlines for fall tests 
are near. 

National Security Agency: Registration for this 
qualifications test must be mailed by Oct. 9. Also applications are 
available for United States Department of State Foreign Service 
Exam and for summer internships. 

Job listings for part-time jobs are available both in CPP 
and in the Financial Aid Office, these listings will be posted on 
the bulletin board outside the book store and across from the 
Financial Aid Office . If you would like to be "on cair for brief job 
assignments on campus, please sign up in the Financial Aid 
Office. These temporary positions would include such jobs as 
helping to move furniture, setting up for special events, assisting 
with mailings, assembling booklets, etc. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Photos from the 19S7 Chilhowcan will be sold for 25 cents each, 
Friday afternoon from 2-4 pm in the lobby of Fayerweather. 

Student Senate elections (for residence hall & Freshman senators 
and fr, so, jr. class officers) will be held Monday, September 21, 
in the Lobby of Fayerweather, from 10 am to noon 



ATTENTION anyone interested in becoming active in theatre: the 
Maryville College Playhouse will hold its first meeting of the 1987- 
88 year at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the dining hall 
>alcove. the group will select officers and discuss goals for the year. 

The Peace Education Task Force will meet on Thursday, 
Sept. 24, in the International House from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The 
topic of the meeting will be "Peace in Today's World." This will be 
an opportunity for all of us to get acquainted and make some plans 
for the coming year, as well as to view an important peace 
education video production. We will discuss plans to attend the 
Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Montreat,NC later this 
month. Refreshments will be served. Take a study break, drop 
by, and get acquainted, even if you can't stay for the entire 
meeting (we promise to have the most interesting part first!). 



MC is already gearing up for Inauguration Weekend, Oct. 
8-11. Plans for Saturday, Oct. 10 are in the works, including 
historical walking tours, horse and buggy tours, various 
performing arts, the Presidential Olympic Games (similar to May 
Madness games), and the Pre-Inaugural Dance. Clubs, 
organizations, and individuals are needed to run booths for the 
Carnival that day. Those interested should contact Donna Davis 
(Box 2836 or in Bartlett Hall) or DeAnn Hargis (Box 20S7). 



YOUNG LIFE 

IS 

LOOKING FOR 

LEADERS 

If interested, call 983-4150 
between 5-9 p.m. 



Student Programs.- 
an active fall 



by Liz Prior 

Student 
Programming is setting up for 
a great 87-88 school year. 

For those of you who 
don't know much about the 
group, the Student 

Programming Committee is 
made up of students from the 
college who want to organize 
and help with college 
activities, such as dances, 
parties, and homecoming . 

Wendi Katzman and 
Liz Prior are co-chairmen of 
the organization. The staff 
advisor is Maelee Fiori, who 
is filling in for her husband 
Frank while he recovers from 
surgery in Washington . 
Anyone can be a member by 
coming to the meetings on 
Tuesday nights at 5:30 in the 
Pearson's alcove . 

Some events already 
on the calendar for this 
semester include weekly 
movies , musical 



performances, and of course, 
homecoming. This year's 
homecoming dance will be 
held at the Airport Hilton; it 
is expected to be one of the 
best homecomings yet . 

Another big event 
will be the pre-inaugural 
dance on October 10, a semi- 
formal dance in honor of 
Richard I. Ferrin's official 
inauguration as MC's 

president. Later on, a 
Wassail dance and caroling is 
slated for December. 
Musicians who are scheduled 
to perform at MC throughout 
the fall are Brian Huskey, 
Exit 69, Rare Air, and 
Relentless Blues Band. Stay 
posted for more events as 
plans become concrete . 

If you want to get 
involved and have some ideas 
of events you would like to 
see happen, you are invited to 
make Student Programming a 
part of your year . 



Student Programming 

Sept. 20 Movie: Prizzi's Honor 

Sept. 21 Brian Huskey 9 pm 

Sept . 22 Meeting 5:30 Pearsons 

Sept. 23 Movie: Real Genius 

Sept. 27 Movie: Lone Wolf McQuade 

Sept. 30 Movie: Ice Pirates 



Parker from p . 

helping to instruct students 
planning to teach high 
school, a job he pursued from 
1949-62. 

Lewis revealed that 
Parker favored wooden swivel 
chairs for his office, and 
invariably left his keys 
hanging in his office door. 
One of his chief fields of 
study and interest was 
American Indians; Lewis said 
Parker was the History 
Department's resident expert 
on the Cherokee. 



Parker hosted the 
history majors annual picnic 
for years, in a yard that 
showcased his passion for 
gardening. He was, in many 
ways, the consummate host, 
and, as Lewis said, "He really 
enjoyed having the crowd out 
there." 

This combination of 
professional success and 
personal detail makes Russell 
Parker a name that MC will 
not soon forget. Each of the 
many people he touched will 
remember him in a very 
special way . 



Hall I : Gamble Hall 



by Barbara Bolt 

On September 8 , 
1987, Hall I finally received a 
name — Gamble Hall, named 
for Joe C . Gamble . 

The dedication 

ceremony was attended by 
faculty, staff, and students 
following Convocation , 

September 8. Dr. Joseph J. 
Copeland, President Emeritus 
of Maryville College, presided 
over the ceremony . 

Gamble, who passed 
away on May 28, 1987, 
served Maryville College for 
many years. He served on the 
Board of Directors for 31 



years, 17 as chairman. He 
also acted as the College's 
attorney . 

Comments by faculty 
and staff who know Gamble 
referred to his dedication to 
and support for making 
Maryville College the best 
institution it could be. 
Gamble piloted the College 
through several wars and saw 
many changes take place . 

Even though it wili 
take returning students and 
alumni some time to become 
accustomed to the new label 
of Hall I, the residents of 
Gamble Hall are glad to 
finally have a name. 



Ricci from p. 7 

one for defense. Here, you 
have seven or eight coaches. 
It is better." American 
football has only been in 
existence for ten years in Italy 
and the Italian-American 
football league plays 

according to American 
Collegiate rules. 

Besides his 

involvement with MC 
football, Ricci has been to a 
disco with several of the 
coaches. He has also been to 
several restaurants and says 
that he likes American food, 
especially hamburgers, Taco 
Bell fare, and pancakes. 

Ricci was an 

honorary captain for MC's 

first football game of the 
season. "This is a big honor 
for me," he said of being a 
captain. 

Ricci, 
unfortunately, had to return 
to Italy following Saturday's 
game to prepare for the Psaro 
Angels up coming season . 



Join us 
for ice 
cream 
social 

by Kayo ko Nagakura 

The International 

Club invites everyone to an 
ice cream social this Friday, 
September IS. It starts at 3:30 

pm at the International 
House, next to Sutton Science 
Center . 

Ishun Pawan Admed 
is the president of the club 
this year. There are 
approximately 50 members, 
mostly international students. 
They meet monthly and plan 
a variety of activities. 

Last year, the club 
participated in the 

homecoming parade. It also 
hosted a Halloween party, a 
pot luck Thanksgiving 
dinner, a Christmas party, 
and the International Dinner, 
which featured ethnic food 
prepared by the club 
members. In addition, the 
club had a picnic in 
Gatlinburg and, at the end of 
the year, a farewell party. 

The International 

Club is a good chance to meet 
new people and make friends. 
Not only can international 
students come to meet new 
people, they can also come to 
share their ideas and feelings 
with one another . 

American students, 
as well, are welcome to join 
them. A few American 
students have already joined 
the club to learn about 
different cultures through 
their relationships with 
international students. 



SPORTS: 



Teams gear up for 
Homecoming 




NEWS: 

Bushing heads 
English 
Department 

p.6 



ENTERTAINMENT: 

Play opens Nov. 5 

p5 






Vol. 73 No. 4 



Maryville College 



Friday, October 30, 1987 



159 CE 

students 
enroll 

by Jimmy Simerly 

The "traditional" 

student at Maryville College 
will encounter growing 
numbers of older students on 
campus in the years to come. 
Those in the 18-21 age group 
will soon be interacting with 
more and more adults in the 
approximately 22 to 55-year- 
old age group. 

Dr. Sarah McNiell, 
director of Continuing 
Education (CE), stated that 
the main reasons older adults 
have for going back to school 
are career-oriented . For 
example, certain jobs which 
require promotion are 

available only to those who 
hold a degree relating to their 
field of work. As McNiell 
said, people in this category 
want "to be promotable . " 

Some other factors 
which make adults enroll in 
CE range from simple 
intellectual curiosity to 
necessity because of a 
divorce, separation, etc., and 
the subsequent need for better 
job skills and higher pay . 

Registrar Martha 

Hess stated that 159 students 
are enrolled in the college's 
CE program this year, down 
from 175 last year. Of these, 
126 are women, 33 men. 

The reasons the 
students themselves give for 
being in CE correlate with 
those stated by McNiell. 
Carolyn White, who is 
enrolled in Alicia Berry's 
daytime accounting class, said 
she came to Maryville College 
for "personal satisfaction" and 
because ". . .111 always 
wanted to go back to school . " 

Junius Dover, also in 
Berry's class, said "Someday I 
intend to work after my 
children [ages 12 and 10] leave 
home." Dover feels that 
supplementing her previous 
business-school education 

with a degree from Maryville 




JC Worth 
Marianne Rucker, one of MC's 159 Continuing Education students, attends 
daytime classes and works at the switchboard . 

The '88 Campaign: 

What does MC say? 



see CE 



p- 



by Pam Gunter 

Recently, a survey 
was conducted among part of 
the campus to see how much 
people know about the 
presidential candidates one 
year before the election. The 
results were both ordinary and 
astounding. 

But before revealing 
the results, how much do you 
know about the 1988 election? 

1 . Do you know at least two 
candidates from* each party? 

2. Do you know what 
happened to Gary Hart? to 
Joseph Biden? 3. Can you 
name two famous religious 



personalities who are running? 
4. Do you know who the 
early frontrunners are? 5. Do 
you know the basic platforms 
of the parties? 

The survey, which 
included people from all four 
classes, ranging in age from 
18. to 36 (no CE. students or 
professors), showed that most 
people knew some of the 
candidates and to which party 
they belonged, and a few 
even knew how some of the 
candidates stood on certain 
issues. 

Almost 90 percent 
knew that Gary Hart was a 
"womanizer," and 42 percent 



Homecoming '87 

Return to haunts 



by Heidi Hoffecker 

Homecoming — the 
word conjures up images of 
crisp, clean fall air, parades, 
a football game, a dance, 
familiar faces, and fun. 

This year's 

Homecoming coincides with 
Halloween, and the theme is, 
appropriately, "Come back to 
your old haunts." 

Homecoming means a 
rush of planning and then 
working on the dorm floats by 
flashlight until the wee hours 
of the morning, so they will 
be ready for the traditional 
MC parade through 

Maryville. 

It means mixing 
paints to get just the right 
color and finding the artistic 
people in the dorm to help 
with the dorm decorations and 
window painting. 

After the floats and 
dorms are ready, there's a pep 
rally to go to and then the 
"Coffee House," a talent 
show. The show is a mix of 
students and alumni brave 

enough to get up on stage and 
"strut their stuff," from 
singing "It's Hog Calling Time 
in Nebraska" to playing a 
fiddle. 

This weekend's 

schedule includes a host of 
different events, including 
sports. On Friday at 6:00 
p.m. the women's volleyball 
team plays Tusculum College. 
On Saturday, the men's 
varsity basketball team 
scrimmages at 9:00 a.m. and 
the men's soccer team 
challenges Eastern Mennonite 



College at 11:00 am. 

At 1:30 p.m. the 
Scots challenge the Randolph- 
Macon Hornets for the annual 
homecoming football game . 
The half-time show will 
feature the winners of this 
year's Homecoming Queen 
and Court elections. 

A reception honoring 
retired faculty begins at 10:30 
a.m. in Willard House, the 
ribbon cutting and dedication 
of Crawford House starts at 
11:30 am, and the annual MC 
Harvest Crafts Fair in the PE 

Building goes from 10:00 
a.m. to 5:00 pm . 

The traditional 

Homecoming Barbecue will be 
served outdoors Saturday 
evening from 4:30 to 6:30 
between Thaw and the PE 
Building. The night's main 
event, the Homecoming 
Dance, begins at 9:00 pm. 

This year's dance is a 
semi-formal masquerade ball. 
It will be held at the Airport 
Hilton will and feature the 
band Sage. Students, as well 
as faculty and alumni, are 
invited to attend at the cost of 
$5 per person. 

The art club is selling 
masks in the bookstore, and a 
photography exhibit , 

featuring the masks, is 
displayed in Pearsons . 

Homecoming is a 
time for fun and games — a 
time for alumni to "return to 
their old haunts" and 
reminisce about their college 
days, and a time for students 
to make memories for the 
future. 



knew that Biden was a 
plagiarizer. However, less 
than 30 percent know that Pat 
Robertson and Jesse Jackson 
are serious about running, 
and only 34 percent knew 
who both were . 

The astounding part 
came when these people were 
asked if they cared who won 
and if they supported anyone 
yet. One 19-year-old 



unregistered sophomore 

responded that she "didn't 
care who won because none of. 
them were good enough 
anyway." 

A senior and 

registered Democrat declared 
that he wanted a Democrat to 
win "because I like the 

see c 88 election p. 5 



2 - Friday , October . 30, 1987 



COMMENTARY 



Racism persists; 

We need to make 
it extinct 

Homecoming is a time for people to come together and a 
time for amicable cooperation. In this spirit, we should turn our 
collective attention to the glaring problem of racism. 

No one can deny that tremendous progress has been made. 
but just as undeniably, much progress is needed. 

Most MC students probably can't remember a time when 
legal segregation of buses, restaurants, and even water fountains 
was the norm. But discrimination still exists — it's just not as 
obvious. 

The "separate but equal" credo, one of the most damaging 
tenets of racism, persists, if only subconsciously. You can hear it 
in " . . . but I wouldn't want to marry one." You can see it in the 
way racial groups tend to socially polarize. You can find it in the 
deroga'cry racial slang that still marks our language. This 
"separate but equal" concept is the most damaging to true racial 
equality, because it implies open-mindness while concealing 
prejudice . 

The problem is not a black-and-white issue — literally. 
From the Middle East to the Far East to Latin America, all races 
now have to co-exist in an increasingly global community. Racism 
becomes even more complex and difficult to overcome when it is 
compounded with cultural, religious, and political differences. 

Is racism surmountable? Yes it is, but only if we make 
sincere ideological and cultural changes. Political changes, such as 
enforced intergration, are eliminating the outward manifestations 
of bigotry. Now we need to probe more deeply into our own 
attitudes, no matter what race we are. 

Society will never become free of racial bigotry until all 
races are sincerely color blind. I hoped that my generation would 
first fulfill this goal, but I see evidence, external and internal, 
that this is not the case. Or it's not the case yet. We, young and 
old, still have time to make "racism" a word for the history books 
instead of a fact of life . 



&/£t&tr '87 

CPS 




Fiore: 
MC's 

by Frank Fiore 



Programming needs 
input and involvement 



Editor's notes: 



To the parents who want to ban Halloween celebration because it is 
supposedly occult and demonic: Any holiday, be it Christmas or 
the Fourth of July, is what you make of it. Evil is sometimes in 
the eye of the beholder, and a narrow mind is far more damaging 
than a plastic skeleton mask . 




Highland Echo 

Editor Jennifer C . Worth 

Typesetter Al Hipkins 

Ad Representative Leah Mueller 

Advisor Joanne Lax-Far r 

Photographers • Terri Burch , M . Leigh Emery , Heather Ferrar . 

Tammy Long, Stephen Wei. 

Staff Writers: Clay Anderson, Barbara Bolt, Andi Bristol, Craig 
Farmer, Ellen Foreman, Pam Gunter . Heidi Hoffecker , Lissa 
McLeod , Becca Mitchell, Julie Mullaney, Nancy Oberhollzer , 
Marianne Rucker , Jimmy Simerly, Lynn Smith, Brett Stanley, Russ 
Thomas. 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 4 pm on Sundays preceding printing dates . Material 
may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room , on the second 
floor of Fayerweather . The Echo is printed on alternate Thursdays by 
the Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times . 

To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C . Worth . Box 2595 . 



I am a 1983 graduate 
of Maryville College. While 
at MC, I was active in sports, 
theatre, the choir, 

Playmakers, and Student 
Programming. As of August 
1 , I took the position of 
Student Programming 

Advisor. Since then, I have 
had several discussions with 
faculty, students, and 
administrators. 

Throughout these 

discussions, one fact became 
apparent. No matter whom I 
was talking to, campus 
apathy and lack of 
participation became the 
center of the conversation. I 
didn't really want to believe 
this, but I've found that these 
are serious problems on 
campus. Students are not 
supporting their sports teams, 
the choir, or the band. This 
is frustrating! 

I am constantly 
bombarded with complaints 



concerning the lack of 
activities on campus, or their 
quality. Yet, students do not 
attend Student Programming 
meetings. In fact, it is rare 
when the elected 

representative for the dorms 
or campus organizations even 
make an appearance at these 
meetings. 

Students have the 
right to a voice in their 
educational and social 
activities, but only if they are 
willing to make the effort to 
be heard. It reminds me of 
people I have met who say 
they don't like their 
congressmen or the president, 
but who didn't bother to 
vote . 

As programmer, it is 
frustrating to have students 
complain about nothing to do 
when the stands are empty at 
sporting events, the concert 
hall is empty during concerts 
and recitals, the choir closets 
are full of robes that are 
unassigned, club 



memberships are down, and 
student programming 

meetings have ten students in 
attendance. 

I know that there are 
more than ten students on 
campus that complain of 
nothing to do. I used to 
complain of nothing to do 
when I first arrived at MC, 
but I found out that the best 
way to have something to do 
is to do something about it. 

There are more 
things to do at MC than at 
most colleges and 

universities, but you have to 
make an effort. If everyone 
who complains about nothing 
to do would come to a 
Student Programming 

meeting, a club meeting, a 
choir or band rehearsal, or a 
sporting event, the 

attendance would quadruple. 

To find what you are 
looking for, you have only to 
get involved . 



GPA Pressure: 

Does it hurt education? 



by Andi Bristol 

Grades . With mid- 
term having come and gone, 
they're on everyone's minds. 
Students, having crammed 
for their exams, are now 
anxiously awaiting the 
results, while professors are 
frantically wading through 
the stacks of exams . 

Students, especially, 



feel the tremendous pressure 
concerning grades and grade- 
point averages. Because of 
this pressure, the sanctity of 
learning is compromised. 

Too often, students 
will cram for an exam, 
memorizing by rote, instead 
of exploring in depth the 
material being covered . 

MC is an institution 
of higher learning, not one 



where simply regurgitating 
the facts will suffice. Isn't the 
actual learning process more 
important than having to 
maintain a 3.25 GPA, as 

the Presidential Scholars 
must? _, 

There has to be a 

better method of grading 

instead of the 4.0 scale, one 

that truly represents the 

see Grades p. 3 



COMMENTARY 



Friday, October, 30, 1987 - 3 



MC parking: 

Professor responds 



In reply to the letter 
complaining about parking on 
the MC campus, I would like 
to point out that parking is 
always costly . 

There is no such 
thing as a free parking place. 
At home, your parents pay to 
build the driveway and at the 
shopping center you pay in 
the prices for the same 
privileges. 

At the college, the 
parking lots that were built 
two years ago cost $49,000, 
which comes to $4,900 in 
interest payments and 
$10,000 in depreciation per 
year. In addition, there is the 
cost of campus security 
surveillance of the parking 
lots. 

The issue of fairness 
arises over who pays for 
parking privileges, which are 
costly. Is it fair for students 
without cars to be paying in 
their tuition for those with 
cars? I think not . 

As for the faculty 



and staff, one of the costs of 
employing them is to provide 
parking. In a sense, it comes 
out of their salaries and 
wages . 

If the students with 
registered cars on campus 
were to pay the full costs of 
parking them here, they 
would pay $40, instead of the 
$20 that resident students 
now pay. Be glad you are 
getting a bargain here. 

I agree with you that 
there are safety issues 
involved in running stop signs 
and blocking the road in 
fromt of Bartlett Hall. Those 
rules need to be enforced . 

I do not agree that 
students have a right to the 
parking places in front of 
Anderson Hall, so they can 
drive directly to their classes. 
We have a beautiful campus 
to walk through. We should 
not destroy it with more 
pavement . 

Scott Bruneer 



Remedial toilet training: 

Student presents potty etiquette 



MC has an 

abundance of bathrooms. 
These have been conviently 
located for our use. There is 
an element of the 
community, however, which 
seems to be ignorant of their 
proper application . Please 
note the following normal 
public bathroom conventions: 

1 . The seat of the 
toilet is for sitting upon. 
Therefore, when standing, do 
not leave it down. 

2. Even with the seat 
raised, aim is important, 
especially in the dorms, 
where people walk around 
bare-footed. 

3. The shower stalls 
ue not toilets. 

4. Although the 
toilets have a large capacity, 
there is a limit. Do not 

exceed this limit by using 
nultiple rolls of toilet paper — 
clean wipe can be 
iccomplished with 

onsiderably less. (If you need 
•ractice, at least flush before 
ou exceed the toilet's 



capacity.) 

5. Flush the toilet 
after use. Or if you are 
following someone who is 
unaware of this convention, 
flush before use. 

6 . When bowing 
down before the "porcelain 
god," be sure your offerings 
are properly received — no 
god likes an incomplete 
sacrifice . 

If any of these conventions 
confuse or bewilder you, 
please ask any normal person 
— they will explain it to you. 

Many of you readers 
may find this letter to be a bit 



simple and unnecessary (you 
are obviously properly 
trained), but there are those 
among you who obviously 
need this training. 

If you know someone 
who is in need of this 
information, please show 
them the above suggestions 
for remedial toilet training. 
This may make your next trip 
to the throne as uneventful as 
it should be . 

Hopefully, this trend 
of improper toilet use will 
pass. 

Al Ilipkins 



Grades from p. 2 

students' abilities and reflects 
the effort exerted, and at the 
same time does not add any 
undue stress, allowing the 
students freedom to explore 
knowledge and learning for 
their own sakes. 

Perhaps, if MC were 
to change to a pass/ fail system 
with an additional mark for 



effort and individual 

progress, then this would be 
accomplished. Or, in the 
very least the grading system 
should include adjustments in 
the scale for pluses and 
minuses, as the Student Senate 
investigated last year. This 
system would give a more 
accurate representation of the 
students' abilities and could 
alleviate some stress. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



MC has a 
alumnus 

by Andi Bristol 

We have heard the 
name -- Tutt S. Bradford. 
But who exactly is he? 

He is an alumnus of a 
different sort. Last year 
during commencement, 

Bradford received an honorary 
doctorate for his years of 
service and generosity to MC. 
He is a longtime member of 
the board of directors and the 
donator of a journalism 
endowment, which among 
other things allows the 
Highland Echo to be printed . 

At 70, he is 
presently chairman of the 
board, and was formerly 
publisher of the Maryville 
Alcoa Daily Times . 

Bradford got started 
in the newspaper business as a 
carrier in his hometown of 
Spartanburg, South Carolina. 
After progressing to the 
advertising department there, 
he was asked to be publisher 
of the Cleveland Banner, and 
then became the assistant to 
the head of the chain which 
owned the two papers . 

He became tired of 
the travel that this job 
required, so he bought the 



friend in honorary 
Tutt Bradford 



Daily Times with financing 
from his previous employers 
and has been a dedicated 
member of the community 
ever since . 

Bradford joined the 
Board of Directors over 20 
years ago. Dr. Richard 
Ferrin has gotten to know 
Bradford well since his 
arrival. The two have even 
played golf a few times. 

Ferrin had this to say 
about Bradford: "He is very 
perceptive. I think he is a 
man who takes a lot of 
interest in being a good 
citizen." 

When asked how he 
would describe Bradford , 
Ferrin said, "He has a 
generosity of spirit!" 

Bradford's 
granddaughter, Catherine 

Cain, is a sophomore at MC. 
"We have a very good 
relationship, but I think he is 
a hard man to get to know," 

Bradford and his wife 
Elizabeth have two daughters, 
Debbie Moon and Nancy 
Cain, and five grandchildren, 
ranging in age from seven to 
twenty . 

The Daily Times is a 
family-owned paper . Jerome 



Moon, Bradford's son-in-law, 
is publisher, and his 
daughter, Nancy Cain, is 
managing editor. 

When asked if it was 
difficult to work with his 
daughter, Bradford replied, 
"I think I probably demanded 
more of her than of the other 
employees." 

see Bradford p 6 



U 



CE from p. 1 

College will give her a 
competitive edge when she 
does enter the job market. 

Hess stated that CE 
students may choose one of 
five majors: Business, 

Management, Social Science, 
Humanities, or Nursing. The 
majority of CE students are 
enrolled in the Business and 
Social Science majors . 

According to 

McNiell, CE evening classes 
and regular daytime classes 



are essentially similar. There 
are, however, minor 

discrepancies between the 
two. Evening classes may 
utilize a slightly altered 
syllabus and may not repeat 
material as much. Course 
objectives, though, are the 
same. 

Once all requirements 
are completed, CE students 
may receive a Bachelor of 
Arts, a Bachelor of Nursing 
Science, or a Certificate in 
Computer Applications for 
Business . 



President for Rent": 

Ebersole takes new job at 
Webb School in Knoxville 



by Marianne Rucker 

Dr . Mark Ebersole , 
interim president of Maryville 
College from August 1986 to 
March 1987, is happy with 
his new job as interim 
president at the private Webb 
School in Knoxville . 

"I enjoy Webb School 
and the people. The programs 
are strong. I enjoy working 
with parents who live in the 
area and are keenly interested 



in the programs," said 
Ebersole . 

Webb School's new 
president will take over 
January 1 . Ebersole will stay 
on at the school in another 
capacity, saying, "I plan to 
do some development . ■ 

Ebersole said that 
when he retired as president 
of Elizabethtown College in 
Pennsylvania, he "wanted to 
be a 'president for rent.'" 



Maryville College provided 
his first opportunity, and he 
fell in love with this area. 

According to 

Ebersole, his greatest 
accomplishment at MC was 
setting the stage for his 
successor, Dr. Richard 
Ferrin . "It was a very exciting 
period for me. I had a very 
pleasant time there. Tell 
everyone I love them all," he 
said. 



4 -Friday, October 30, 1987 



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The Archives and Special Collections room is a source of pride for the MC library . as well as for Dan Fox , who 
continues the upkeep and expansion of the collection . 

MC's past can be found in 
Archives, Special Collections 



by Julie Mullaney 

More alumni than 
usual have been on campus 
this semester. One reason 
they may have come is to visit 
the new Archives and Special 
Collections room in the 
library. 

When the library was 
remodeled in the summer of 
1986, a special room in the 
basement was set aside for this 
purpose. The actual 

implementation of the 
Archives and Special 

Collections was not begun 
until this past summer, when 
junior Dan Fox found out 
about the project and 
volunteered to tackle it. This 
was no easy job . 

"All the Special 
Collections and Archives stuff 
was stored downstairs during 
remodeling, and none of it 
was in order," Fox said. "I 
had to put the shelves in, 
clean them . . . then I had to 
put all the books in order — 
about two hundred boxes of 
them. That took most of the 
time," he added. 

Reference Librarian 
Rebecca Young thinks the 
Archives are important 
because " . . .it forms a 
record of the history of 
Maryville College and, to 
some extent, of the people 
who've been students 

here. "She added, "Quite a 
few alumni have come by 
especially to look at old copies 
of the Chilhowean — to see 
what their grandfather looked 
like in a 1910 football 
uniform, for instance." 



The archives consist 
of publications and 

memoribilia related to the 
history of Maryville College. 
An interesting example is the 
Maryville College Monthly, 
which was published from 
1898 - 1907. Also, there is 
the Highland Echo, from 
1915 to date, and of course, 
the Chilhowean, from 1906 to 
date. There are also many old 
student handbooks and 
catalogs. 

The Special 

Collections consist of around 
2,000 books and periodicals 
that have been taken out of 
the stacks due to age, 
ontent, or value. 

Young said that two 
areas of recent interest have 
been the church music 
collection, in which some 
material dates back to the 
ISOO's, and "a collection of 



travel writings and memoirs 
from around the world." 

The "Treasure 

Collection" consists of books 
that were at Maryville College 
when it was known as The 
Southern and Western 
Theological Seminary . Many 
of these were in Isaac 
Anderson's personal library 
and many of them bear his 
signature. 

The room housing 
the Archives/Special 

Collections is kept locked 
because, as Young said, 
"There are some things there 
that are irreplaceable from an 
historical point of view." 

She said that "anyone 
wishing to view the 
Archives/Special Collections 
should stop by the reference 
desk" to gain access to the 
room. It could be an 
interesting visit . 



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What's a welkin? 

and other questions 



by Becca Mitchell 

In 1819, MC began 
in a small log cabin in the 
woods . Reverend Isaac 
Anderson founded MC, then 
called Union Academy . 

Anderson was of 
direct Scotch-Irish descent. 
That is why we are called the 
"Scots," why our mascot is 
the Scottie, and why our 
band members wear kilts. 

You ask, "What in 
the hell is a 'welkin?'" The 
line in our Alma Mater, 
"Make the welkin ring" does 
not mean that you should give 
a small wart-ridden troll a bell 
and force him at gun point to 
ring it. The welkin is the 
vault of heaven. (The 
definition kind of kills the 
silliness of the line.) 

Some miscellaneous 
facts to ponder: MC was one 
of the first colleges to admit 
women students. Also, in 
1875, MC gave the first BA 
degree to a woman in 
Tennessee. Believe it or not, 



tuition for one term at MC in 
1901 was only six dollars. 
Could it be . . . inflation? 

Back in the late 
lSOCTs, men could join the 
Athenian or Alpha Sigma. 
Women could join the 
Bainonian and Theta Epsilon. 
Why and when did these 
societies die? 

In 1962, certain rules 
concerning dating were set. 
For example, Rule #7 -- 
Dating in Knoxville for 
women other than Juniors and 
Seniors may be arranged 
occasionally by permission 
from the Dean of Women; and 
only bus transportation is 
approved. Groovy, man . . . 
an evening under the stars in 
the backseat of a bus? No 
wonder the sexual revolution 
happened . 

MC certainly has 
changed its ways about many 
things. I can only wonder if 
someone, many years from 
now, will laugh at the way we 
did things. Probably. 



Reception to honor 
retired professors 



by Lynn Smith 

Two members of 
Maryville College's faculty, 
Dr. Carolyn Blair and Irma 
Young, will be honored 
Saturday morning at 10:30 in 
Willard House . 

Both have recently 
retired from the College's 
teaching staff. Blair was head 
of the English Department. 
Young was the assistant 
professor of the Sign 
Language Department . 

According to Ellie 
Gilmore, head of the Alumni 
Relations and Development 
Office, the ceremony is a 



"celebration of the history and 
heritage of the Interpretating 
and English departments in 
the College." 

All students, 

especially students who 
studied under either of these 
professors, are encouraged to 

attend the reception. Many 
noted guests, including 
members of the Crawford 
family, will be present at this 
and other celebrations during 
homecoming weekend . 

Immediately 
following this reception there 
will be a dedication of the 
newly restored Crawford 
House . 



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As Is : Lab's next venture 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

Auditions for As Is, 
the next Lab Theatre 
production, are set for 
November 19 at 5:30 in the 
theatre. 

The script is 

currently on three-day reserve 
in the library. The director, 
Joe Chamberlain, urges 
anyone who is considering 
trying out to read the script. 
The cast will inlcude six men 
and two women; the actors, 
except two of the men, will 
play multiple roles. 

The plot of As Is 
revolves around Rich, an 



problems he faces . 

Chamberlain described the 
play's focus by saying, "It 
looks at the various attitudes 
and misinformation about this 
situation in Rich's life." 

The subject is 
controversial, but not unique 
in modern drama . 

Chamberlain pointed out that 
there are at least four plays 
out about AIDS; one of them 
is a musical . 

Why did 

Chamberlain select As Is'l Me 
said, "One, for the 
awareness. I think we need to 
know about this." To 
heighten awareness, auditions 
coincide with the CIV 



program on AIDS . 

Chamberlain hopes 
that the campus and 
community will receive the 
production "thoughtfully . " 
He said, "If it provokes 
thought, it will have 
succeeded." He added that 
any response, positive or 
negative, will be appreciated. 

On the play's 
content , Chamberlain noted , 
"It's not as heavy as the 
subject comes across." There 
are light moments along with 
the dark, tense ones; 
Chamberlain said , "There's 
humor . . . real-life humor . " 



Tunnel: The Boss bares his soul 



by Barbara Bolt 

If a man's music 
reflects his life, then all is not 
well in the Springsteen home . 

Tunnel of Love , 
Springsteen's latest release, is 
an album that focuses totally 
on relationships and none of 
these relationships is doing 
well. 

The first cut on 
Tunnel of Love is "Ain't Got 
You," one of several songs on 
the album for which 
Springsteen alone provides the 
accompaniment on his guitar. 



The shortest song on the 

album, "Ain't Got You" 

shows the superficiality of 

being a big star . 

"Brilliant Diguise," 

the first single release, is one 

of two dance tunes on the 

album . _ „.. „ - 

Between "Aint Got 

You" and "Brilliant Diguise" 

are several songs that are no 

more than musical 

disappointments. With a few 

exceptions, the songs all 

sound the same, and it is 

difficult to delineate one tune 

from another . 



Worst of all, the E 
Street Band — the element of 
his music that makes 
Springsteen the Boss — is 
almost nonexistent . Even 
Clarence Clemons, the E 
Street Band's saxophonist, is 
not heard once and only gets a 
passing vocal credit . 

Maybe this is one of 
those works that the artist 
feels must be done: the need 
to publicly air his feelings. 
Unfortunately, the listening 
public will probably become 
very bored with the content 
of Tunnel of Love. 



Opening night 
for Physicists 



nears 
cast 



by Ellen Foreman 

The MC Playhouse 
production of Friedrich 
Durrenmatt's The Physicists 
opens November 5 at 8 pm . 

Homecoming marks 
the beginning of "production 
week" for the play, and 
everything seems to be falling 
into place. 

"Everything" includes 
more than learning lines — 
much more. Sets are being 
finished, characters 

perfected, and the cast is 
beginning to gel. 

Liz Prior, who plays 
the none-too-mentally-stable 
Doktor von Zahnd, believes 
that initial disagreements 
between actors are productive 
— that the "struggles are good 
for building character." 

Chris Lilley, who 
plays the role of the police 
inspector, says The Physicists 
"has a message we need to 
think about. Our technology 
is running away with us, and 
humanity in general is not 
grown up enough to handle 

technology " 



Director Frank 

Bradley chose The Physicists — 
a "tragi-comic look at a post- 
atomic world perched forever 
on the edge of disaster" ~ 
because he felt it would pose a 
challenge to any cast but 
would not be beyond the 
means of a sn ill department. 

He also hopes it will 
be "interesting, educational, 
and a growth experience" for 
both cast and audience . 

Bradley is working 

with a cast of approximately 

eighteen, with members from 

all facets of MC life. They 

represent a wide range of 

perspectives, backgrounds, 

and levels of experience in 

acting. 

Heather Farrar, stage 

manager for the production, 

says that it is appropriate for 

our time even though it was 

written in 1965 and hopes 

there will be a good turnout . 

The Physicists is set 

in an insane asylum, but it 

has quite a bit of sane wisdom 

to relay to the world and 

promises to be a good show as 

well. 



'88 election from p. 1 

positions the Democrats take 
on the issues . " 

One well-informed, 
20-year-old Republican 

decided that she didn't think 

any of the candidates were 
particularly well-qualifed, but 
she "sure didn't want to see 
George Bush win." 

As these comments 



suggest, very Tew people 
support a particular candidate 
this early, but several support 
a party . 

The basic problem is 
a lack of information, and 
aside from the local 
newspapers, most do not 
know where to look. The 
library is a starting place. 
There are several periodicals 
that cover the political issues 
thouroughly . 





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NEWS/FEATURE 




Arthur S . Bushing replaces Dr . Carolyn Blair as head of the English 
Department . 

World Concerns 
to solicit aid 



oy Scott Brunger 

During the 

Homecoming Weekend 

celebration, the World 
Concerns Committee will be 
soliciting contributions for a 
Free Hope Fund project in 
Africa. On Friday there will 
be a table set up outside the 
dining hall and on Saturday, 
outside the Crafts Fair . 

The World Concerns 
Committee would like to aid 
the work of tv/o Maryville 
graduates. Ed and Gloria 
Welch graduated two years 
ago, married, and 

volunteered for mission work 
in Lesotho in Southern 
Africa, teaching at a Masities 
high school. They plan to 
return next year and visit the 
college to report on their 
work. 

Last year the World 
Concerns Committee raised 
$140 to send to them. They 
gave a scholarship to a 
student in his final year, who 
was faced with dropping out 
to support his family rather 
than completing school. 

The scholarship 

recipient , Motsai Monareng , 
said in his thank-you letter, 
"If I still have a chance to go 
to school, I would like to 
enroll for the degree course in 
National University of 
Lesotho as a teacher. I also 
want to work hard in the 



future in order to give my 
brothers a chance to study 
like I will have done if I 
succeed . " 

Contributions to 

support this work can be 
made at the tables. Checks 
should be make to Maryville 
College, memo to Free Hope 
Fund. 



Bradford from p 3 

Bradford , who 

recently retired, is actively 
involved in several civic and 
charitable organiza ! ions , 

including the Knoxville 
Symphony. He and his wife 
also travel a great deal. They 
are presently in Brazil, but 
have also been to Nairobe, 
New Zealand, Russia, and 
China. 

Of himself Bradford 
said, "I am the hardest 
taskmaster on myself than 
anyone else, and I'm awfully 
hard to live with." 

When asked what 
advice he had for aspiring 
journalists at a liberal arts 
college, Bradford said, "I 
would advise them to take a 
[foreign] language and read a 
lot of newspapers . " 

Tutt Bradford is a 
generous man, not only with 
his money but also with his 
time and energy. Ferrin said, 
"He is a model citizen." 



Arthur Bushing: 

40-year veteran of MC heads dept 



by Marianne Rucker 

Associate Professor 
Arthur S. Bushing has been 
appointed Chairman of the 
English Department at MC He 
succeeds Dr. Carolyn Blair, 
who recently retired . 

"There is no one who 
has contributed more, is more 
loyal, or more concerned 
about the students and the 
college," said Blair about 
Bushing. "We met in 
graduate school at UT, and 
he was my first contact with 
Maryville College," she 
added . 

Bushing received his 
BA from MC in 1943 and his 
MA from UTK in 1948. He 
has conducted extensive 
research and studied at 
Stanford, the Sorbonne, Iowa 
State University, Duke 
University, the University of 
Tennessee-Chattanooga, and 
UTK. 

He taught physics at 
MC in 1943. Then World 
War II found Bushing in the 
Army, where he spent 17 
months in England, France, 
Germany, and Austria. 

In 1946 he was an 
English instructor at UTK, 
but he came back to MC in 
1947 as assistant professor of 
English. From 1957 to 1965 
he was dean of men in 
addition to teaching . 

He initiated the CE 
program in 1973 and was its 
director for five years . 

Bushing is well 
known for his Manual of 
Outlining and Research. It 
was first published in 1 97 1 , 
with three subsequent 
editions. Also known as the 
MC Outline, it has been 
translated into Portuguese and 
is being used in Brazil . 

Over the years, 

Bushing has observed many 
changes in students. "Today, 
students in general read less. 
This is cultural and involves 
our whole society. Students 
are learning more from audio- 
visual aids than from the 
written page. Reading for 
pleasure is rare," he stated. 

Martha Hess , 

registrar , assists Bushing 
with the English majors' 
schedules. She says, "He tries 
to see all sides of every 
situation. He's extremely easy 
to work with and 
conscientious to a fault . " 

Andi Bristol , a 
sophomore English major 
said, "He really cares about 
the students, which is evident 
in the time and energy he's 
willing to invest in them." 

"Mr. Bushing is an 
extremely nice man and 
strikes me as someone whose 



extensive knowledge is not 
limited to his field," said 
Ellen Foreman, another 
English major. "I love his 
ties , " she added . 

His wife, Dorothy, 
who makes some of his ties, 
said, "He's such a hard 
worker." 

The Bushings met in 
the dining hall at Pearsons 
while thev were students at 
MC and married a year after 
graduation. The couple * has 
four children and six 
grandchildren . 

For relaxation , 

Bushing enjoys organic 
gardening, camping, and 
hiking. "Every summer since 
1954, we have camped in 
virtually every state in the 



country." He said, adding 

"Some of the finest campinj 

we've done has been ii 
Idaho." 

Bushing has beer 
associated with Maryvilk 
College for over 40 years 
"The chief reasons that I'v< 
stayed at MC are the school'; 
openness to change, th( 
dedication of the people, anc 
the emphasis on a strong 
academic program , " h( 
stated . 

When asked wha 
lasting impression he'd like t( 
make on his students, h< 
smiled and said, "Th< 
excitement of discovery — ol 
what you find out abou 
human nature througl 
literature." 




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SPORTS 



Friday. October, 30. 1987-7 



Volleyball: 

Lady Scots place at tourneys 



by Pain Gunter 

The overall record of 
the Volleyball Lady Scots is 
now 22-18, and their 
conference record stands at 6- 

i. 

Since the last edition 

of the Echo, the team has 
gone 12-9, including two 
second place finishes in 
tournaments at Asbury 
College and Milligan College. 
At Milligan, the Lady Scots 
were the only non-scholarship 
team . 

This season has been 
a rollercoaster ride for the 
Lady Scots and for second- 
year coach Kandis Schram. 



Sophomore Peggy 
Lane said, "Either we're good 
or we're bad. Usually there's 
no in-between." Senior Karla 
Beard agreed but said , "As far 
as team unity and skill are 
concerned, this year has been 
one of the best . " 

Despite their lack of 
consistency, which Schram 
attributed to their youth and 
inexperience collectively, 

they believe they carry the 
advantage into their 

Homecoming game against 
Tusculum. 

Coach Schram said , 
"It's going to be a tough, very 
emotional game, but if the 
girls play to their abilities, 



they will walk away winners." 
Transfer Andrea Myers 
added, "It's something really 
psychological. Everybody's up 
for [Tusculum! all the time, 
so I think we'll win." 

All of the Scots 
quickly pointed out that they 
had just beaten Tusculum last 
weekend, and they would be 
looking for revenge. But 
Coach Schram feels that 
crowd pressure (some of the 
Lady Scots will be playing in 

front of friends and family 
members for the first lime 
this year), endurance, and 
concentration are the major 
factors . 



Neddo confident about lineup 
against East Mennonite 



by Jimmy Simerly 

The outlook for the 
men's soccer team is getting 
better and better, as they 
currently have a 9-6 record 
for the season, marking their 
first winning season . 

Thanks to the efforts 
of Coach Phil Neddo and an 
excellent overall lineup, the 
team's chances of attaining 
even more victories this 
season seem very hopeful . 

What is especially 
encouraging about this year's 
record is that Neddo has set a 
tougher schedule for the team 
this season than has been set 

Hampden 
Sydney 

defeats 
Scots 

by Brett 'Prep' Stanley 

In the Scots 34-14 
loss to Hampderi-Sydney, 
Mike Human completed 21 
passes for 237 yards; 11 of 
them were completed to 
Ricky Miller for 135 yards, 
amd two were touchdowns . 

Leading the defensive 
team were Steve Diggs and 
Dwayne Sanders (nine 
tackles), Eddie Fuchs and 
Rodney Turner (eight tackles) 
and Hank Snyder and Rocky 
Casteel (seven tackles) . 

Even though the 
Scots lost to Hampden- 
Sydney, they have put that 
game behind them and are 
looking forward to playing 
the Homecoming game against 
Randolf-Macon , whose 

present record is 1-5-1 . 



in previous years. 

When asked about his 
outlook for the Homecoming 
game with East Mennonite, 
Neddo responded that he has 
no doubt about the team's 
chances of winning. He also 
said , however , "East 

Mennonite has the ability to 
play big games on big 
occasions . " Overall , though , 
the coach's level of confidence 
seems high . 

This level of 
confidence can be partially 
attributed to the starting 
lineup, which includes seniors 
Walter Walsh and Nick 
Busko. Walsh is both a good 



soccer player and a good 
student, as evidenced by his 
being MVP twice and by 
winning an award for his 
study of physics. Busko is, as 
Coach Neddo put it, "a 
tremendous leader" and is the 
"hardest worker on the team ." 

Other outstanding 
players, according to Neddo, 
include junior Mike Rethwilm 
and sophomores Jess Dunn 
and Matt Granstrand, all 
noted by Neddo for their 
exceptional control of the 
soccer ball . 

Also outstanding is 

see Soccer p. 8 




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(OCR) — Drug tests are unconstitutional, says a superior court 
judge, ruling in favor of two U. of Washington students who 
challenged the school's plan to test athletes for drugs. The judge 
also issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from taking action against 
UW. The NCAA, in turn, has petitioned that the case be heard in 
federal court . 



(OCR) -- One coach, no bats, in belfry. Emporia State U. 
(Kansas) football coach Larry Kramer plans to sit in a campus bell 
tower until 1,500 season tickets are sold. The bell tower, named 
"Silent Joe" because it's rung after every victory, has been a little 
noisier since Kramer took over as coach. He's led the Hornets to 
winning seasons the past two years; before Kramer came, the 
school hadn't had a winning team in 1 1 years . 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS CPP Notes 



Backdoor Booksale at the library; $1 per book, sealed bids for 
encyclopedias. Friday, Oct. 30, noon to 5 p.m. (campus only) 
and Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

ATTENTION student workers: timesheets must be turned in to the 
Business Office by NOON on November 2 . 



Student Volunteers in Action is sponsoring a community 
outreach program in which students from MC can volunteer for 
local agencies in Blount County. This work is guaranteed to 
increase the students' ability to interact with those around them. 
Please feel free to sign up for this opportunity Nov. 5, 11:30 - 1:00 
in front of Pearsons . 



Congratulations and thanks to the faculty and staff 
members who completed Red Cross CPR training earlier this 
month: 

Dr. Robert Bonham, Diane Brandsborg, Jeanne Bright, 
Laura Case, Dr. William Dent, Choi Park, Dr. Brenda Phillips, 
Rev. Earl Rash, Dr. Jerry Waters, Jean Webb, and Kathy 
Yearout. 

Special thanks to Phillips for her time and effort spent in 
organizing classes and materials, to Kandy Schramm, who co- 
instructed the class, and to Bill Webb, who assisted in the testing 
phase of the class. 

Other CPR classes will be offered this year on campus and 
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HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 5 



Maryville College 



Friday, November 13, 1987 



AIDS: What are MC 
attitudes, viewpoints? 



by Audi Bristol 

AIDS: As college 
students, how aware are we? 
On Nov. 19, there will be an 
opportunity to learn more 
about this vital issue as Dr. 
Richard Rose leads a CIV on 
AIDS. 

A survey of 20 
MC students on AIDS 
awareness revealed that all of 
them knew how AIDS is 
transmitted, and about half 
of them had changed their 
attitudes towards sex as a 
direct result of the AIDS 
problem . 

When asked 

how to prevent AIDS, Becky 
Shackleford said , 

"Abstinence!" 

Nancy Phillips 
said, "I am embracing the 
new celibacy of the Ws." 

Maelea Fiore 
said, "If I were a single 
woman these days, I'd be 
carrying condoms around in 
my purse." 

On changing 
sexual practices, a senior who 
wished to remain anonymous 
said, "I wouldn't sleep with 
anyone who was bisexual 
unless that person had an 



AIDS test that was negative." 

When asked if 
AIDS has had any direct 
influence on her life, Phillips 
said, "In Korea, some shops 
wouldn't let me try on 
clothes, because I was an 
American and I might have 
AIDS." 

Besides the 

CIV, there will also be 
informational pamphlets 

distributed to each student. 

On the 

importance of the issue, Ron 
Pease, vice-president of 
student affairs said, "We have 
a responsibility to educate 
students. So often students 
have a tendency to ignore the 
societal issues . " 

The issue also 
affected MC last year, when a 
nurse who lectures around the 
country on AIDS awareness 
was not permitted to 

distribute condoms, which 
she routinely does as part of 
her educational presentation . 

AIDS is an issue over 
which most people, especially 
college students, are changing 
their attitudes towards sex . 

AIDS may be 
the end of the sexual 
revolution . 



Ominous 1 3 arrives; 
Is MC superstitious? 



by Marianne Rucker 

Triskaidekophobia: 
Fear of the number 13 . 

Thirteen is the 
traditional number of a coven 
of witches; 13 sat at the Last 
Supper. 

Before Christianity, 
the Romans associated the 
number 13 with death and 
misfortune. It exceeds by one 
the number 12, which in 
numerology represents 

completeness . 

When the number 13 
coincides with Friday, which 
has its own reputation for bad 
luck, even those who claim to 
be unsuperstitious become a 
little uneasy . 

Christ was crucified 
on Friday; Adam and Eve 
were expelled from Paradise 
on a Friday . 



Until the end of the 
19th century, Friday was the 
day for the execution of 
capital punishment and was 
known as the hangman's day . 

There is at least one 
Friday the 13th in every year. 
1987 has three - the 
maximum number that can be 
served up -- in January, 
March, and now in 
November . 

This triple threat will 
not occur again until 1998. 

Friday the 13th has 
been considered unlucky for 
centuries, and this 

superstition lives on for most 

atMC. 

Sheila Akins, 

executive secretary to the 
president, said, "I don't walk 
under ladders or step on 




JC Worth 
Soccer fans were forced to sit on the ground as the MC team played its Homecoming game on the practice field 
Oct. 31. 

Soccer homecoming played on 
practice field not Honaker 



see 



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by Barbara Bolt 

"You play with the 
conditions you're given," said 
senior soccer player Nick 
Busko. And in defeating 

Eastern Mennonite 4-0 on 
Homecoming, MCs Soccer 
Scots did just that: playing on 
the practice field behind 
Lloyd Hall instead of 
Honaker Stadium . 

During a meeting 
Wednesday night, Oct. 28, 
Athletic Director Randy 
Lambert said he "promised 
the soccer team they could 
play on Honaker, unless 
something happened . " 

The game was moved 
from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
to allow the team to wash the 
soccer lines from the field, 
remove the goals, and put up 
the restraining rope around 
the field in time for the 
Randolf-Macon football team 
to use the field at noon for 
their warm-ups. "The soccer 
team was great with 

what they were willing to do 
to play on the field. The 
football coaches were also 
cooperative," Lambert added. 

According to Head 
Soccer Coach Phil Neddo. the 



team was willing to do 
whatever it took to play on 
Honaker. "I even told Ron 
Bridges [head of the grounds 
crew] that we would line the 
field if he would put out the 
bags of chalk and the marking 
machine on Saturday 

morning , " Neddo said . 

Friday afternoon , 
however, the "something" 
happened: the new paint 
machine that makes the 
football lines broke. The lines 
for the football game could 
not be finished Friday night . 

Neddo, however, 

found the equipment he 
requested to do the soccer 
lines waiting on him Saturday 
morning on Honaker field. "I 
already had one-half of the 
field lined when Randy 
[Lambert] told me that we 
would have to play on the 
practice field because the 
football lines weren't finished 
yet," Needo said. 

According to 

Lambert, the field crew 
needed "One and a half to two 
hours to finish the football 
lines" once the new machine 
arrived at 9:30 am. 

This time frame 
would not allow both games 



to be played before it became 
dark, so the soccer game was 
moved to the practice field, 
which was not lined at all . 

"I felt extremely 
rushed trying to get the 
practice field ready," Neddo 
said. "Two men on the 
grounds crew, even the 
officials, helped to set up the 
nets and the lines. But 
Eastern Mennonite played 
under protest la letter was 
sent to the game officials and 
to the National Soccer 
Organization officals 

protesting the conditions of 
the game). I don't think 
anything will come of it, 
though," Neddo added. 

According to Donna 
Davis, business manager, the 
grounds crew "realized when 
the calendar (for athletic field 
events] was set. there was no 
way both games could be 
played on one field . " 

Monday before 

Homecoming , the grounds 
crew began to water the 
practice field to loosen it up. 
The dirt was plugged, sand 
was added, and a turf quaker 
-«• with tines flown in from 



see Soccer p. 5 



2 -Friday, November 13. 1987 



COMMENTARY 



Don't be carried away 
on AIDS bandwagon 

AIDS is almost everywhere in the news; it's today's "issue." 
And this disease definitely deserves our attention and effort. We 
need to find a cure for AIDS, true. We also need to find a cure for 
Down's Syndrome, heart disease, and of course cancer. 

When anything is thrust into the spotlight as much as 
AIDS has been, the public needs to be careful not to get too 
carried away. AIDS is far more dramatic than other major diseases 
and issues; it also is extremely value-laden. Perhaps that is why it 
receives so much media and celebrity attention. 

And it definitely does rccive media and celebrity 
attention. Scarcely a day goes by without a news story on some 
aspect of the AIDS issue. Scarcely a month goes by without a gala 
event of stars and socialites to raise money for AIDS research. 
And, obviously, that money is needed. 

We must be careful, however, not to focus too closely on 
AIDS to the exclusion of other worthy — perhaps even worthier — 
causes. There are other causes — diseases, social conditions -- that 
need attention and funds. But we as a society tend to have one or 
two "pet" issues that wax and then wane in our collective concern. 
such as Ethiopia a few years ago. 

There's nothing inherently wrong with paying a lot of 
attention to a particularly topical issue. But it becomes wrong 
when, in doing so, we neglect the less sensational, "boring," 
C0i.;erns. Just because an issue has been around for a long time 
does not make it less noteworthy than a new issue. 

Let's be very careful of getting carried away with our 
concern for AIDS. We know how it can be prevented, and we 
know that exhaustive research is going on to find a cure or 
vaccine. That's good. But we are reaching a point when other 
valuable areas of attention and research are neglected . 

And in a few years, when the next big issue comes along, 
we should not abandon AIDS concern . 

Editor's notes: 

We are always glad to hear feedback and comments from 
the campus and community: letters, columns, whatever. However, 
we cannot accept anonymous material . 

If you feel that the issue is sensitive or upsetting, discuss 
with the editor or advisor the possibility of having your name 
withheld from the printed version. We encourage everyone to 
leave their name on the final copy, since any issue worth writing 
about ought to deserve having a name put on it. In special cases, 
we will withhold a name; these letters and columns will bear the 
notation, "name withheld with editor's permission." 

If you have a comment that you feel needs to be aired, 
please put it in writing and submit it to the Echo. And if you're 
concerned about signing it, please don't just send it anonymously. 




Highland Echo 

Editor Jennifer C . Worth 

Typesetter Al Hipkins 

Ad Representative Leah Mueller 

Advisor Joanne Lax-Farr 

Photographers • Terri Burch , M . Leigh Emery , Heather Ferrar , 

Tammy Long, Stephen Wei. 

Staff Writers: Clay Anderson, Barbara Bolt, Andi Bristol. Craig 
Farmer, Ellen Foreman, Pam Gunter , Heidi Hoffecker , Lissa 
McLeod, Becca Mitchell, Julie Mullaney, Nancy Oberholtzer, 
Marianne Rucker , Jimmy Simerly, Lynn Smith. Brett Stanley. Russ 
Thomas . 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
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Dance-a-thon: 
campus' apathy 



by Nancy Oberholtzer 

Suppose they gave a 
Dance-A-Thon and nobody 
came. Suppose some well- 
meaning individuals on 
campus tried to raise money 
for a deserving cause and have 
a little fun at the same time . 

Well, the students 
were too wrapped up in 
themselves to care about a 
worthy charity, and too busy 
complaining about the lack of 
campus activities to attend a 
dance . 

That's what happened 
last week. Student 

Programmer Frank Fiore 
advised me that the Dance-A- 
Thon was cancelled. It had 
been scheduled for November 
14, but there were no offers 
of help or assistance from 
students. Nobody even picked 
up pledge sheets from the SP 
office . 

The plans had been 
made to try to raise money 
for the Muscular Dystrophy 
Association by holding a 
dance. The participants 
would get pledges of money 
depending on how long they 
danced, or just a flat 
donation. It could have been 
a lot of fun. It certainly 
would have helped the MDA . 

I spoke with the 
district director of the MDA, 
and she said this is a 
nationwide program. Colleges 
all over the country hold 
these dances successfully 
throughout the year. Except 
for Mary ville College . 

I wanted to call Pam 
Young, the director, and ask 
her what she thought about 
MC not having enough 
campus support to hold this 



dance, but I was too 
embarrassed. I wanted to 
know if any other college had 
cancelled a dance before, but 
I couldn't face Young, not 
even on the phone . 

Right now I'm 
embarrassed and ashamed for 
the whole college. Are we so 
self-centered that we can't 
take a few hours to raise some 
money for a good cause? It 
appears so. 

Was I going to attend 
this dance? No, I wasn't, and 
that bothers me. I should 
have been willing to donate 
my time, but I used my two 
jobs and my daughter as an 
excuse. Had somebody asked 
me to sponsor him or her, I 
would have, but that's all I 
would have been willing to 
do. 

I'm sure we all could 
have come up with good 
excuses not to attend this 

see Danceathon p 3 



Be cautious: 

sex can 
be deadly 

by Craig Farmer 

In a society where sex 
is an expected occurence, 
certain dangers may result 
from this activity. One such 
danger is the disease AIDS . 

AIDS makes your 
body susceptible to many 
illnesses in the world. It 
breaks down your immune 
system, and as of right now, 
if you have AIDS, eventually 
you are going to die. Since 
the odds are that high for 
death, of course there is 
going to be a fear of having 
sex. 

This disease has 
reached epidemic proportion 
and has created a nationwide 
panic. People have become 
afraid to have sex for fear of 
catching AIDS. Certain 
questions now appear in the 
minds of people currently 
engaging in sex: Who has it? 
How can I prevent it? What is 
AIDS? The best thing to do is 
find as much information on 
the subject as possible. 

People who are 
actually having free-for-all 
sex are in the highest risk 
group. It's nice to have sex 
spontaneously, but nowadays 
it could mean life or death. 
Caution should be the first 
signal for people when 
choosing partners for sex . 

There are manv 
safety features on the market 
today, such as condoms. As 
an individual, one can pick 
more sex partners selectively 
and still use precautions to 
help prevent the spreading of 
the disease. 

When someone says , 
"Don't worry, I'm safe," you 
could be playing Russian 
Roulette with six bullets in 
the gun. Try to be cautious 
and not stupid. 



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campus, say 

by Julie Mullaney 

Fall is my favorite 
time of year — the weather is 
mild, the sky is clear. The 
best part is crunching through 
all those leaves! They're all 
sorts of beautiful colors and 
they're all over the ground — 
along with aluminum cans, 
potato chip bags, candy 
wrappers, and various other 
forms of garbage. I find it 
especially ironic when this 
garbage is on the ground only 
a few feet from one of the 



many conveniently located 
trash cans on campus . 

If asked, most 
students would reply that 
industrial pollution should be 
stopped before it does any 
more damage to the 
environment — yet some of 
these same people don't think 
twice when they drop their 
gum wrappers in the grass. 

If you are someone 
who doesn't care if the 
campus is covered with litter, 

see Litter p. 3 



COMMENTARY 



Friday. November 13, 1987 - 3 







Student urges MC 
to support Scots 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

'Homecoming '87" 
has come and gone, but the 
defeat of the football team 
still lingers. The team failed 
to score — what was wrong? 
Nothing! 

Many times on the 
fourth down, the team went 
for a first down or a 
touchdown instead of punting 
or a field goal . The fans were 
often upset with that move. 

If we had succeeded 
in pulling the game out, it 
would have been a stunning 
victory, but it became defeat. 
The football team members 
appeared — every time ~ to 
believe that they could 
achieve their goal; they did on 
numerous occasions. If the 
players feel that they can 



complete a certain play, why 
not let them? After all, it is 
their game. They are on the 
field getting hit, not the 
fans. 

I have supported and 
I will support the football 
team through whatever 
happens. The main thrust at 
Maryville College is 

academics, not sports. The 
players are also college 
students; they have a duel 
role: student/player. 

If these guys want to 
go for it or the coaches decide 
to, I say go for it. They know 
what they're doing, and they 
ALWAYS give it their best 
shot on and off the field . 
Dan Fox 



Danceathonfromp. 2 

dance. Some excuses are 
probably better than others. 
It doesn't matter . 

Look at what all the 
MDA works on: muscular 
dystrophies, myasthenia 

gravis , amyotrophic lateral 
sclerosis, Friedrich's ataxia, 
the list goes on and on. What 
I initially think about, of 
course, is children that are 
unable to run and play. 
Children like my daughter, 
who is as perfect as a five- 
year-old can be . 

That's when I feel 
ashamed of myself for not 
being willing to try to raise 
money to help. We have it 
made, and we're too selfish to 
share our good fortune. Don't 
say "not me," because Fiore 
said not one person picked up 
a pledge form or called for 
information about this dance. 
We're all guilty. 

I've learned my 
lesson. A check goes in the 
mail today to the MDA. The 



next time this campus tries to 
sponsor a charitable event, I'll 
be right up front, seeing what 
I can do to help. I hope you 
feel the same way . 



Litter from p. 2 

maybe you should stop and 
realize that you aren't the 
only one who lives with it; 
this campus is home to a lot 
of other people, too, and 
those people have a right to a 
clean lawn. (How would you 
feel if someone threw trash in 
your yard?) 

Remember, also, 

that many people outside the 
college enjoy using the 
campus as a place to walk or 
run . We should realize what a 
beautiful campus we have and 
work to keep it that way, so 
that even people who aren't a 
part of the college can enjoy 

it. 

It's time to stop 

ignoring the plea on the 

garbage cans and start to 

"help keep our campus 

I clean." 



Students in study hall 
don't need babysitters 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

Study hall is required 
three nights a week for two 
hours each night. Study hall 
is held on Monday, 
Wednesday , and Thursday 
from 7:00 till 9:00. Study hall 
is a requirement for all 
freshman athletes and any 
athlete with a grade point 
average lower than 2.0. 

General rules are set 
down which all athletes must 
obey. The rules are: no 
eating, drinking, chewing, 
talking, sleeping, moving 
chairs, or wearing 

headphones . 

These are the rules 
that the athletes can 
understand. The only rule 
that there is a problem with is 
the rule about not going to 
the library during study hall. 
One athlete stated, "We don't 
have any other time to go to 
the library," adding, "If we 
have to be in study hall then 
we should be able to use the 
library." That is the general 

Hotline 
gives AIDS 
advice 



New York ~ Back-to-school 
time this year is dramatically 
affected by a health problem 
of epidemic proportions that 
demands accurate 

information, not hearsay or 
confusion. The problem is 
AIDS. 

One of the most 
authoritative sources available 
is a toll-free national hotline ~ 
1-800-433-AIDS - manned 
by volunteers at St. Clare's 
Hospital and Health Center in 
New York City. 

St. Clare's has been 
pioneering care and 

counseling of AIDS patients 
since 1985, when it opened 
New York State's first and 
only officially designated 
AIDS center, the Spellman 
Center for HIV-Related 
Diseases . 

The hotline , which 
operates weekdays from 9 
a.m. to 8 p.m., and 
Saturdays, to 4 p.m.. offers 
expert advice on everything 
from drugs and AIDS to 
testing and from emotional 
support and symptoms to 
sexual practices -- all on an 
anonymous basis. 

Ignorance about 

AIDS can be fatal . 



feeling of most athletes who 
are required to go to study 
hall. 

Going to the library 
on the athlete's time would be 
fine, except that the athlete 
has class during the day, 
practice until at least 6:00, 
then has to take a shower, 
eat, and be at study hall by 
7:00. That give the athlete 
only about an hour in the 
library after study hall, which 
isn't time to get anything 
accomplished. 

Tardiness and 

skipping study hall are 
reported to the athlete's coach 
and appropriate action is 
taken. Some coaches will 
make that individual athlete 
run or make the whole team 
run, and other coaches will 
make a player who was going 
to start sit the bench instead . 

A few athletes were 
questioned on how they feel 
about study hall. One athlete 
said, "Study hall is a waste of 
time because not everyone can 



study in that type of 
environment." Another said, 

"Study hall is a good idea for 
the ones that can't manage 
their time." 

Study hall is basically 
a good idea, but it could use 
some improvements. The 
tutors the monitors provide 
are students themselves, 
which means that they don't 
know the material that well. 

One solution may be 
to have the monitors show up 
twice a week and the 
professors once a week. The 
athletes might not reject 
study hall so much if the 
monitors gave the athletes a 
chance. The athletes haven't 
done anything to jeopardize 
the trust between the athletes 
and the monitors. 

The best solution 
may be to have the monitors 
treat the athletes like adults 
and not like children. 
Lori Chambers 
Bobby Cochran 



13th from p. 1 

cracks. If a black cat runs in 
front of my car, I draw three 
X's in the air." 

"I don't do anything 
risky on Friday the 13th," 
said Russ Thomas. 

Emily Yarborough , 
director of Communications, 
said, "I'm not really 
superstitious, but I throw salt 
over my shoulder and avoid 
black cats." 

"I wouldn't want to 
be quoted on anything about 

Friday the 13th," said 
Switchboard Manager Ann 
Morgan, adding, "I don't 
know that I'd want to travel 
on that day." 

Lynn Hachenburg , 
secretary in Development , 
said, "I can't be superstitious 
about Friday the 13th because 
my youngest child was born 
on that day . " 

Suzanne Rowland , 
program manager for the 
Center of Professional 
Management, said, "One of 
my children was scheduled to 
be born by C-section on 
Friday the 13th, but I 
switched it to the day 
before." 

"Friday the 13th! 
Don't go to work and lock up 
your black cat!" said Jean 
Clemens, secretary in 
Admissions. 

Print Shop Manager 
Cookie Gose said, "If I go in 
one door, I go out the same 
door." 

"Anything bad that 
can happen, will happen on 
Friday the 13th," said Mary 



Gaines. 

Debbie Clinton said, 
"I am superstitious about 
Friday the 13th. I try not to 
go out of the house if at all 
possible." 

Library Director Joan 
Worley said, "I'm a little 
superstitious. I had a wreck on 
Friday the 13th." 

Dr. Charlotte Beck 
said that she's not 
superstitious, but that "there's 
good luck so there must be 
bad luck." 

"Somebody said it's 
an unlucky day, but it doesn't 
change my way of doing 
things," said Jane 

Huddleston, secretary to the 
academic vice- president . 

When asked if he was 
superstitious about Friday the 
13th, President Richard 
Ferrin said , "Nope . " 

Mary Lynn Koch 
said, "I think of it as another 
normal Friday. It is Ron 
Pease's last day, though." 

"I'm not 

superstitious," said Jeri 
Bodmer, assistant in the 
Communications Office, "but 
I wouldn't want to gei 

married on that day . " 

Sharon Carey , 

assistant to the registrar, 
said, "The 13th is lucky for 
me, as that is my wedding 
anniversary." 

Of Friday the 13th, 
Pat Heldman said, "I think of 
the movies and 'Jason'." 

David Marcum said, 
"Superstition is for college 
students. As an MC 
graduate, I'm above that sort 
of thing." 



4 -Friday. November 13, 1987 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Investigating AIDS 



byPam Gunter 

AIDS is a killer that 
is reaching epidemic 

proportions, yet Tew people 
know enough about il to 
make rational decisions, 
especially concerning its 
victims and its preventions. 

AIDS (Acquired 

Immune Deficiency 

Syndrome) is the final stage of 
the disease caused by the 
human immunodeficicny 

virus (HIV). The syndrome is 
characterized by a network of 
symptoms — severe 

opportunistic infections, 

development of neoplasms 
(particularly Kapasi's 

sarcoma), and suppression of 
the immune system — that 
combine to kill its victims. 
AIDS was first identified as 
such in the United States in 
19S1, but new evidence 
suggests its presence here 15 
years earlier. 

The highest 

concentrations of the virus in 
the human body are in the 
blood and in semen. Thus, 
the two main vehicles for 
spreading the virus are 
intimate sexual contact and 
the transference of blood. 
That is why intravenous-drug 
abusers, prostitutes, and 
persons with sexual partners 
in either of these groups are 
in high-risk groups. 

Therefore, 
abstinence and not sharing 
needles are the two best 
methods of prevention. 
Researchers have determined 
that the use of a particular 
spermicide in addition to the 
use of a condom reduces the 
risk as much as 90 percent. 

Infected mothers may 
pass the virus to their 
children. By the end of 19S6, 
394 children had been 
reported as having AIDS. 
Some had contracted the virus 
from blood transfusions (most 
commonly hemophiliacs), but 
most had been born to 
mothers in high-risk groups. 

An estimated 75 
percent of those born to 

infected mothers will lose the 
maternal antibody by 12 
months, but this does not 
exclude infection. Little is 
known about prenatal 
transmission; therefore, it is 
difficult to determine whether 
the virus is transmitted before 
birth, through the placenta, 
after birth from breast- 
feeding , or otherwise . 

Three viral strains 
have been isolated since the 
identification in 1981. HIV- 1 
is the dominant strain found 
in victims in the Western 
Hemisphere; the U.S. 
Canada, Brazil, and Haiti 
represent 80 percent of the 
SI, 000 reported cases in 112 



countries (36,000 in the U.S. 
alone). A second strain, IIIV- 
2, has been found in West 
African patients. HIV-2 is 
related to but distinct from 
HIV- 1 . A third strain has 
been identified and is less 
infectious, but it may remain 
dormant for up to 30 years. 

Presently, AIDS has 
no cure. Patients are treated 
for their symptoms, known as 
AIDS-related complexes 

(ARCK Two drugs, ribavann 
and ampligen, have been 
tested on AIDS patients and 
are awaiting FDA approval. 

Ribavarin has 

prevented the recurrence of 
pnumnocystic pneumonia, an 
ARC and frequent cause of 
death in AIDS patients, in 
7.5 percent of the tested 
patients. 

Ampligen has 

changed HIV counts and 
immune response capability in 
all of the patients it was tested 
on. However, it has not been 
administered to a large 
population, and it is still too 
early to judge its true 
effectiveness. 

Another possible cure 
is a growth hormone that 
stimulates cells in bone 
marrow. This can increase the 
number of white blood cells, 
increasing ability to fight 
infection . 

GM-CSF, 
granulocyte-macrophage 
colony-stimulating factor, is 
another possibility. When 

combined with drugs that 
slow viral replication, it has a 
profound impact, but it, too, 
lacks widespread testing. 

Other research has 
been aimed at prevention: 
creating a vaccine. 

Researchers at the National 
Cancer Institute have 

determined the nucleotide 
sequence of an AIDS-like 
virus. They may now be able 
to determine why certain 
strains do not cause the 
disease which, in turn, will 
help advance vaccine 

development . 

An untested vaccine 
has been developed and is 
awaiting approval . 

MicroGeneSys is scheduled to 
be tested within the next two 
or three months on 63 
volunteers. 

The volunteers must 
be healthy and must test 
negative for the HIV virus. 
Again, only time will tell. 

Money, as well as 
time, is a factor that will 
determine AIDS research and 
education limits. Almost one 
billion dollars in U.S. federal 
funds has been spent on 
research, patient care, 
education , and prevention . 
These costs are predicted to 
exceed $37 billion by mid- 
199 1 




Ron Pease has served as vice-president of Student Affairs from February 
1986 until resigning on Nov . 13 



Campus 
parking 



by Jimmy Simerly 

Those faculty, staff, 
and students habitually cited 
for traffic and parking 
violations will soon find 
themselves facing stiffer fines 
and penalties. 

Routine penalties for 
parking violations include a 
warning for the first offense, 
a citation for the second, and 
a citation, as well as removal 
and impoundment of the 
vehicle, on the third and 
subsequent offenses . In 
addition to payment of the 
citation, offenders are 
responsible for paying the 
towing and impoundment 
fees. 

Parking violations 
include such things as parking 
in tow-away zones, parking 
on the grass, and improper 
registration or non- 

registration of vehicles . 

Routine penalties for 
traffic violations such as 
exceeding the speed limit, 
running stop signs, and so 
forth include a warning on 
the first offense and a citation 
on the second and subsequent 
offenses . 



Students who have 
not registered their vehicles or 
who have failed to pick up 
their parking stickers will be 
subject to a cumulative $5.00 
per month fine. In othc 
words, on the seventh of 
every month that a vehicle is 
unregistered, $5.00 will be 
added to the fine. 

If any faculty 
member, staff person, or 
student feels he or she has 
been unfairly cited, he or she 
may appeal in writing to the 
Student Affairs Office or to 
Kristy Miller, chairperson of 
the Traffic Committee, at 
Box 2141, within three 
working days. 

The tennis court lot 
is for commuters, faculty, 
and tennis players only. 
Also, resident students are 
discouraged from driving to 
classes or other campus 
functions . 

If students do not pay 
fines and citations, grades 
and or transcripts will be 
withheld. Faculty and staff 
members not paying will have 
the money deducted from 
their paychecks . 



Pease 

leaves 

MC 



by Audi Bristol 

Ron Pease, vice- 
president for Student Affairs, 
has resigned from his 
position. He has accepted a 
job with the Department of 
Administration of the State of 
Florida as chief of personnel . 

Pease assumed his 
duties at MC in Feburary 
19S6. Under his direction, 
the Office of Student Affairs 
has been instrumental in 
relocating the health service 
for all students to Blount 
Memorial Hospital, sponsored 
the growth of the Portfolio 
Project, instituting a pre- 
orientation camp for entering 
freshmen, the construction of 
student offices on the second 
floor of Fayerweather, 
improving the Commuter 
Lounge, and the renovation 
of Crawford House, just to 
name a few projects. 

"Perhaps the greatest 
of these programs in progress 
is the Wellness Program. We 
have brought in people from 
the community and made 
information concerning 

nutrition, dieting, and 
exercise available to 

students," Pease said. 

Of his new position, 
Pease said, "I want to 
emphasize that I am leaving 
for the best of reasons — with 
no hard feelings. I will miss 
MC and miss being able to see 
the great things that are going 
to happen under the direction 
of Dr. Ferrin." 

Pease's last day at 
MC will be Friday, Nov. 13, 
and he will assume his new 
position in Florida on Nov. 
16. 



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ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday. November 13, 1987 - 5 




HOMECOMING! 



Terri Burch 



Dan Reynolds and Heather Farrar model their costumes at the Homecoming 
Dance on Oct. 31 . 

REM hitsTop 20 



by Russ Thomas 

With their new 
album Document, REM has 
finally hit the Top 20 list for 
pop music. Being their fifth 
album, Document is by far 
the most accessible. 

This accessibility has 
given their music a more 
widespread appeal . Before 
this album, REM had built a 
huge cult following over their 
eight years of music, but now 
the commercial audience has 
had their eyes opened to the 
catchy but subtle group. 

REM insists that they 
don't know how to be 
mainstream 5 nevertheless , 

their music is becoming such, 
primarily because of their last 
two albums, Life's Rich 
Pageant and Document. On 
these last two albums, 
Michael Stipe, the lead 
singer, has indeed sung more 
clearly the lyrics of the songs. 

The music is upbeat 
and very thought-provoking. 
Many melodies can be heard 
in their music. Each member 
plays an influential part of 
the band's music. The guitars 
produce many sounds other 
than the traditional ones. 
This makes for an explosive 
sound . 



The first three 
albums, Murmur, Reckoning 
and Fables of the 
Reconstruction , contain lyrics 
which at first sound jumbled 
and muttered. The lyrics are 
the most amazing part of the 
band. They produce in the 
mind pictures and images 
which the group stands. They 
have a meaning in their 
music. They sway listeners to 
believe the way they do on 
issues of politics, sociology, 
and life in general. It is 
distinctive sound and image 
that they produce. This sound 
appealed to their cult 
followers but never got into 
the veins of commercial 
listeners. 

Although I have been 
an REM fan since Murmur 
(their first album), I don't 

detect as much of a change as 
would those who infrequently 
listen to the band. I enjoy the 
first album as much as the last 
and the second as much as the 
fourth . 

The band, which 
originated at the University of 
Georgia in Athens, is made 
up of Michael Stipe, lead 
singer; Mike Mills, bass; Peter 
Buck, lead; and Bill Perry, 



Koehl displays diversity 
Senior FAC display shows 



by Lissa McLeod 

Senior Nancy Koehl's 
artwork is on display at the 
Fine Arts Center gallery 
during November. Her 
display demonstrates several 
different techniques, varied 
subjects, and a wide rang; of 
artistic mediums. 

The different 

techniques displayed include 
watercolor, lithograph, 

intaglio, collagraph, pencil 
drawing, photographs, and 
acrylic painting. Thelma 
Bianco, Koehl's studio 
instructor, said that much of 
Nancy's interest has been in 
printing processes and pencil 
sketches. 

Both the intaglio and 
collagraph techniques are 
printmaking processes, one 
with sketches scratched into a 
plastic plate, and the other 
with shapes glued onto a flat 
surface . 



Her watercolor 

pictures include both a dry- 
brush technique with a series 
of four ink and watercolor 
sketches and a wet technique 
used in a watercolor of MC 
Scots baseball paraphernalia . 

Several of her items 
display an interest in people — 
some frozen in a moment of 
action and others examined 
with a "face and hands" motif 
in a variety of media. Some 
other subjects include animals 
and still life. 

With the diversity of 
her exhibit, Koehl has clearly 
experimented with many 
different techniques, 

although Bianco claimed ". . 
. lots of her experimental 
work is not displayed." 

Koehl is an Art 
Education major, gaining 
certification to teach at the 
elementary and secondary 
levels. She also has a second 
teaching concentration in 



Messiah to open season 



by Ellen Foreman 

"It's long, It's high. 
It's hard. But we can handle 
it." 

So said a soprano in 
the MC Concert Choir about 
Handel's oratorio, The 
Messiah, which will be 
performed on Sunday , 
November 22, at 3:30 p.m. 
by three community groups — 
the MC Choir, the Foothills 
Chorale, and the Foothills 
Symphony Orchestra . 

The Messiah is a mile- 
marker at the beginning of 
the Christmas season, like the 
decorations in department 
stores that seem to go up a 
little closer to Halloween each 
year. Choral groups all over 



the world prepare 

performances of the first two 
parts of the parts of the piece 
(the third part is usually 
performed at Easter) to 
celebrate the holiday season. 

There are several 
soloists for the performance, 
and the list includes three MC 
Choir members: Tammy 
Guffey, soprano; Melissa 
Blough, soprano; and Bobby 
Montgomery, tenor. Alto 
Cindy Claborn, an MC 
alumna, is also a soloist for 
The Messiah . 

Members of the 
Foothills Chorale with solos 
are Dorothy Bushing , 
soprano; Frances Gorman , 
alto; Harry House, tenor; and 
Dr. George Hall, bass. 



BCCP keeps 
active in theatre 



see 



REM 



by Nancy Oberholtzer 

The cast of characters 
includes a lawyer best known 
for his television role as a 
drunk driver who gets killed 
in a car wreck, an advertising 
executive who wears a 
Hawaiian print shirt and a 
baseball cap to work, a real 
estate developer who only 
comes to life every hundred 
years or so and speaks in a 
strange combination of 
Scottish, Olde English and 
East Tennessee, and a variety 
of others . 

What is this group of 
slightly off-the-wall 

individuals? It's the Blount 



County Community 

Playhouse (BCCP). These 
regulars and anyone else they 
can recruit get together 
several times throughout the 
year and put on plays at local 
facilities . 

The BCCP was 
formed in 1980, and has 
continuously grown in size 
and quality of production. It 
began as a shoestring 
operation, but has grown to a 
sizeable company of about 25 
members with a budget to put 
on the extravagant Sugar 
Babies this summer . 

BCCP treasurer Gini 

see BCCP p . 6 



physical education. She is 
currently student teaching at 
both elementary and 

intermediate schools, having 
already done some student 
teaching at William Blount 

High School . 

Also to her credit, 
Koehl has won the rising 
sophomore, junior, and 
senior art awards with her 
drawings since beginning her 
study at Maryville College. 

Koehl's November 
exhibit clearly indicates that 
she has devoted much time 
and energy to her artwork. 
She has also brought to her 
art a willingness to 
experiment in various 
mediums. 

Given her willingness 
to experiment, it will be 
interesting to see several years 
from now how Koehl has 
continued to develop as an 
artist . 

SoCCer from p. 1 

California ~ was used to 
make the field conducive to a 
game situation. Fianlly, on 
Friday afternoon a steam 
roller was pulled off its job at 
Harrison's Construction to roll 
the field . 

According to 

Bridges, the grounds crew 
"pulled 36-hour shifts and the 
college spent over $2,700 to 
get the practice field ready for 

thatdav." 

Neddo said , "I 
agreed, when we set the 
calendar, to use the practice 
field for Homecoming if [the 
Grounds Crew] worked on it 
to get it ready. But they only 

worked on it the first week of 
school . " 

He added that he was 
not aware of the work that 
was being done to the field 
during the week before 
Homecoming . 

Neddo said , "My 
biggest disappointment was 
that my two seniors [Nick 
Busko and Walt Walsh] could 
not play their last 
Homecoming game at the 
stadium . " 

The players echoed 
their coach. "[On the playing 
field] the quality of play is 
affected, but you just play 
the game . " Walsh said . 

Busko added, 'There 
were splotches of concrete 
from off the steam roller on 
the field, and it was hard to 
tell exactly where the ball 
would bounce." 

Lambert summed up 
the situation by saying, "It 
was an unfortunate set of 
circumstances . The soccer 
team needs a good game field, 
and I will do my best to 
provide a good playing field. 
But it takes time." 



6 -Friday, November 13, 1987 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Isshin-ryu class offers karate 



m 



by Clay Anderson 

Maryville College offers many 
interesting programs to 
students and community 
members. One of these is the 
Isshin-ryu karate school, of 
which Bruce Guillaume, 

Marcia 
Keith heads 
dept. 

by Jimmy Simerly 

Dr. Marcia Keith, 
new head of the Education 
Department, sits in her 
office, speaking matter-of- 
factly about herself and her 
career. While she is modest 
when talking about her 
achievements, it is obvious 
that she is proud of what she 
does. 

When asked her 
reasons for getting into 
education, Keith 

responded, "[I] could envision 
myself teaching," adding that 
she does not remember 
wanting to be anything else. 
Keith takes her job seriously, 
as she feels that being a 
teacher is at once both a 
privilege and a responsibility. 

Keith first came to 
East Tennessee in the summer 
of 19SI. Before, she lived in 
Maine - and was a 

principal in Freeport. Keith 
received her B.A. from the 
University of Massachusetts 
and then taught for three 
years. Subsequently, she 
went to Harvard and there 
received her Master of 
Education. She then taught 
again for seven years and 
became a principal in 
Freeport . 

In 1983, Keith 
enrolled at UTK, and worked 
as project director for teacher 
education simulations. Keith 
recently graduated and 
received her Ph.D. in 
education. 

What does Keith like 
best about working at 
Maryville College? She said, 
"The way it feels when I walk 
around campus kicking the 
leaves." She enjoys the 
personal feeling which can be 
expressed at Maryville because 
of its small size . 

Keith came to the 
immediate area for several 
reasons. One is the fact that 
East Tennessee "doesn't have 
27 months of winter." 

What is most 
apparent in talking with 
Keith is her love of the 
environment and the personal 
feelings she is able to express 
in a college community this 
size. With her dedication, 
MCs education program 
should be well-founded in the 
future. 



director of the Institute for 
Lifestyle Development, is 
chief instructor. 

The Isshin-ryu school 
has been in existence in 
Blount County for 21 years, 
making it the oldest karate 
school in the area . It came to 
Maryville College 10 years 
ago because Guillaume was 
here, and also because MC 
offered its facilities to the 
Isshin-ryu school for its use . 

The Isshin-ryu school 
at MC is affiliated with the 
International Isshin-ryu 

Karate Association. Each 
year, the association sponsors 
a tournament, and this yeai 
was held on October 17, hei^ 
at MC. There were about 500 
competitors in the 

tournament and many 
spectators, including people 
from Florida, New York, 
New Jersey, California, and 
even Canada. 

According to 

Guillaume, a fifth-degree 
black belt, those who take 
karate do it "for real personal 
reasons, so everyone probably 
has a different goal." lie 
added, "Some do it for a 
workout, others find it a 

Grads earn 
more, 

Bureau 

Washington, D.C. (CPS) - 
It pays to graduate from 
college . 

College students who 
graduate earn an average of 
$672 more a month than 
students who drop out of 
college before graduating, the 
U.S. Census Bureau 

estimated in a reported 
released Oct . 1 . 

They gross an 
average of $1,841 a month, 
while people who hold two- 
year degrees average $1,346 a 
month . 

"The piece of paper," 
concluded the Census 
Bureau's Robert Kominski in 
a statement accompanying the 
report , "means something . 
[Diplomas! mean something to 
employers and to the success 
of individuals." 

Law, dental, and 
medical school graduates, the 
study found, earned about 
five times as much per month 
as high school dropouts . 

People who earned 
doctorates made a little more 
than four times more than 
high school dropouts, who 
average $693 a month, while 
students with four-year 
undergraduate degrees made 
more than twice as much . 

The Census Bureau 
found that about 21 percent 
of the population holds a 
college degree . 



practical way to defend 
themselves." 

Isshin-ryu differs 

from other forms of martial 
arts in that it uses different 
techniques, body movements, 
and natural stances. There are 
10 black belts in the class 
now, and most of the people 
in the class are from the 
community. Many find that 
taking karate is a good way to 
stay active and avoid 
becoming out of shape. 

The classes are open 
to students, and the cost is 
$45 per quarter. The classes 

meet every Tuesday ana 
Thursday night in the Alumni 
Gym. 

BCCPfromp. 5 : 

Clifford said, "We used to 
have to put on a show with a 
costume budget of $30. Now 
we are going to Omaha to get 
the entire set for Sugar 
Babies. Two years ago that 
would not have been 
possible . " 

The BCCP usually 
has two dinner theatres and 
one musical per year. The 
dinner theaters tend to have 
small casts and are performed 
at the Armed Forces Club at 
the McGhee Tyson Airbase. 
The musicals are grand affairs 
with large casts and often full 
orchestras. The musicals are 
generally in the summer at 
the Maryville College 
Theatre . 

Auditions are always 
open to the public, and no 
previous experience is 
necessary. Auditions are 
usually announced in the 
Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times a 
week or so before they are 
held. Plans are being made to 
advertise on campus for 
future productions, because 
the BCCP would like to see 
more involvement from MC 
students, faculty, and staff. 

MC has been actively 
involved with the BCCP in 
the past. Jennifer Worth had 
a starring role in Greater Tuna 
in May, 1986. Dan Reynolds 
portrayed Dr. Einstein in 
Arsenic and Old Lace, 
presented at the MC theatre 
in February 1986. 

Jonathon Yarboro 
was lighting designer, Sandy 
Brennan was stage manager, 
and John Carter handled the 
rail for Music Man in July, 
1986, also at the MC theatre. 
Nancy Oberholtzer had a role 
in The Oldest Living Graduate 
in November 1986, and was 
sound engineer for Don't Drink 
the Water last May . 

This past summer, 
Brigadoon, presented at the 
MC theatre, involved several 
MC people. Joe Chamberlain 
had a major role, with a 
supporting cast including 
Maelea Fiore, Tammy 




Terri Burch 

Bruce Guillaume , the chief instructor of the Isshin-ryu Karate School , 
watches at a tournament held at MC on Oct . 17 . 



Guffey, and Nancy 

Oberholtzer. Make-up was 
done by Elizabeth Perez- 
Reilly, and Harry Harter was 
musical director. 

An idea that is 
currently under consideration 
by the BCCP is a joint 
production between the BCCP 
and MC. Mike Clifford, 
BCCP president, said, "Such 
a 'town and gown' or 
community and college 
production could benefit both 
parties. The staff, cast, and 
crew of both could work 
together and share their 
accumulated knowledge and 
expertise." 

The BCCP wants to 
show the community what 
kind of talent MC has, and 
also to see what kind of ideas 
drama instructor Frank 
Bradley has, according to 
Clifford. 

The BCCP is not 
looking for actors only. 
Artists, costume designers, 

and stage hands are always in 
demand, and no experience in 
theatre is needed. 

The next production, 
Crimes of the Heart, is to be 
presented at the Armed 
Forces Club on November 19, 
20, and 21. The cast is 
already in rehearsal, but the 
BCCP could use individuals 
for set or technical work . 



REM from p. 5 

drummer. 

Since they met, these 
guys have done things 
differently. They released 
their first single in 1980 
("Radio Free Europe") by 
themselves and toured the 
country without an album 
release or record label 
support . 

This paid off when 
the record label of IRS signed 
the band to a contract. From 
there, REM has gone 
nowhere but up. They are 
finally getting the credit I 
think they deserve. 

If you haven't been 
an REM listener before, you 
should try Document. Chances 
are you might buy a previous 
album after the music has 
gotten into your system. 

They are a neat band 
and worry only about their 
music and nothing else . If the 
album goes to Number One, I 
don't think you'll see them 
move to L.A. and start 
wearing spandex pants and 
perms. That's for the heavy 
metal and pop groups to take 
care of. REM will just stay in 
Athens and make good 
sound. 

For further 

information, call 984-0416, 
977-0900, 856-2175, or talk 
to Nancy Oberholtzer . 



SPORTS 



Friday. November 13, 1987 - 7 



Athletes 
willing to 
risk injury 



by Barbara Bolt 

Remember last fall 
when it seemed as if everyone 
that played a sport spent at 
least a few days on crutches? 
Things appear to be somewhat 
better this year as the three 
fall varsity teams -- football, 
soccer, and volleyball 
complete their playing 
seasons . 

In conducting 

interviews with various 
members of each team, the 
feeling of a competitive spirit 
comes from the athletes. 
When questioned about the 
effects of being injured, the 
players all felt that being 
injured was worth the risk as 
long as they were able to play 
their sport. 

Nick Busko, a senior 
on the soccer team, said, 
"We do not have many people 
to play as substitutes. So if 
we get injured, we just keep 
on playing." 

Busko went on to say 
that the increased level of 
conditioning during pre- 
season this year seems to have 
cut back on some of the 
injuries. 

Even though 

volleyball is classified as a non- 
contact sport, the team 
sustains its share of injuries. 
Lori Yancey, a freshman on 
the team, said that ankles and 
backs are big problem areas. 
"We often run right into each 
other in going for the ball," 
she added . 

The football team , 
playing a full contact sport, 
incurs the most injuries. Two 
players, who requested to 
have their names withheld, 
said that they were here to 
play their sport, no matter 
the risks of playing college 
ball. 

When asked about 
having to sit out a game 
because of an injury, the 
answers rarely varied. Yancey 
said, "It was frustrating to sit 
on the sidelines and just 
watch." 

Busko echoed her 
sentiments, "If one of us is 
injured, we get taped and go 

back out on the field. But if 
we get taken out, it is hard to 
just watch." The two football 
players agreed. One added, "I 
get as mad as hell when I have 
to sit out." 

The student trainers 
receive good comments from 
the athletes. In addition, the 
trainers enjoy their job. 
Sherri Jones, a senior pre- 
physical therapy major, said 
that the job is good 




't* 



The football team had plenty of pep as it rode in the Homecoming Parade on Oct . 30 



Terri Burch 



A different ballgame in Europe 



by Russ Thomas 

Maryville College 

coaches Paul Anagnostis and 
Tony Mitchell spent five-and- 
one-half months of their 
spring and summer in 
Europe, particularly 

Switzerland, as player- 
coaches for a European 
football team. Recently, 
Coach Anagnostis spoke about 
his experiences in Europe. 

Unlike America , 

where young children play 
football and continue the 
interest until it's all one can 
do to stay wake in an easy 
chair and watch it on TV, the 
European countries have only 
club teams. 

In a country where 
soccer is a way of life, 
enthusiasm for American 
football is growing rapidly. 
Although the club teams 
might have a sponsor, the 
team members usually buy 
their own equipment and pay 
membership dues to cover any 
expenses they might incur. 

These players play 
for the fun of it and they 
enjoy the privilege of learning 
the game. The rules and 
regulations are the same but 
due to the newness of the 
program, the caliber of play 
is much simplified. The 
players are oftentimes great 
athletes but because the game 
is new to them, they haven't 

experience. "I love working 
with people. It makes me feel 
good knowing that I have 
helped someone out," Jones 
added . 

All of the athletes 
interviewed certainly had one 
thing in common: they all 
enjoy playing their sport so 
much that they "are willing to 
pay the price of an injury . 



developed their "football 
senses" yet. Many of the 
players play as a hobby, some 
of them have families to 
support, and they all have job 
to attend to. The competition 
is great, nonetheless, and the 
players compete 

wholeheartedly , using any 
new knowledge of the game 
they may acquire. 

Anagnostis and 

Mitchell were player-coaches 
for the Lugano Seagulls, who 
made it all the way to the 
National Championship only 
to lose to the Zurick Renjados 
8-0. 

"The players ranged 
from the age of 15 to 42," 

said Anagnostis. "They take 
the game seriously and are 
anxious to learn," he added. 

Anagnostis said that 
communication wasn't a 
problem. "Most players knew 
four languages or so and 
could speak them," said 
Anagnostis, "So it's easy to be 
understood. 

Anagnostis said he 
enjoyed the trip. The 
members of the team were 



constantly making sure he and 
Mitchell were comfortable 
and taken care of. "The guys 
were great; they treated me 
like it was a big deal for me to 
be there," said Anagnostis. 

Amid the Walter 
Pay ton posters and the N.Y. 
Giants caps, the dream for 
most of these players is to 
come to America and see how 
football is played here. When 
an American with football 
experience comes to their 
homeland, they realize the 
potential they have to learn 
more about playing the game, 
and it is a treasured one . 

Any type of shirt, 
cap, or other article which 
contains the logo of a 
professional or college team is 
snatched up as soon as it's 
seen by the European football 
players. They know the great 
football players' names and 
are fans of the game . 

Anagnostis said he 
really enjoyed playing with as 
well as teaching the European 
players and would definitely 
go do it again. 



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Scots lose 
to Samford 



by Brett 'Prep' Stanley 

Samford had a happy 
Homecoming after dropping 
the bomb on the Scots 72-10. 
Samford had 392 yards 
rushing ?nd 306 yards passing 
compared to the Scots' 55 
yards rushing and 235 yards 
passing . 

The Scots 

accomplished their points by a 
33-yard field goal by Henry 
Marambio and a touchdown 
pass from Joe Anagnostis to 
Rene Couto. 

Couto pulled in four 
receptions for 77 yards while 
Ricky Miller grabbed four for 
82 yards. 

The coach said the 
reason the Scots were beaten 
so badly was because the team 
was "thoroughly 

outmatched." He further said 
that "they had a Division I All- 
American quarterback, and 
every time they got the ball 
they scored." 

Soccer team 

finishes 
'87 season 

by Barbara Bolt 

The Maryville 

College Soccer Scots captured 
two victories to close their 
winning season, finishing 11- 
6 for the year . 

On Homecoming , the 
Scots defeated Eastern 
Mennonite . Mike Rethwilm 
scored the only goal during 
the first half after several 
attempts had been made by 
the Scots . 

The second half 
brought goals by Randy Evans 
and Matt Granstrand and 
several injuries for both 
teams. Trond Skogseth made 
the final goal for the Scots- 
late in the game, bringing the 
score to 4-0 . 

The Scots' last game 
for the season was against 
Tennessee Tech, 

After scoring on a 
penalty kick by senior Nick 
Busko, the Scots dominated 
the playing field with 
Rethwilm on an assist by 
Granstrand netting goal 
number two. 

Grandstrand, Evans, 
Be Mona, and Mark Smelser 
all made goals for the Scots. 
Senior Walter Walsh also had 
a penalty kick against Tech. 
Rethwilm had two additional 
goals late in the game, 
bringing the final score to 
Maryville College 9, 

Tennessee Tech . 



8 -Friday, November 13, 1987 



THE BACK PAGE 



CPP Notes 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



Career Planning and Placement and the Maryville College 
Alumni Association are beginning a series of career seminars which 
will enable MC students to meet with alumni in an informal 
setting, to get to know them better, and to gain some personal 
insight into their career fields. 

Careers in marketing and careers with the airlines: David 
Conklin, MC '66, district marketing manager, Delta Airlines, will 
meet with all interested students to discuss career opportunities in 
these fields. He will also discuss the marketing strategies used by 
Delta. Monday, Nov. 16, 2:00 to 3:15, Thaw Hall 216. 

Careers in counseling and psychology: Diane Humphries- 
Barlow, MC '70, MSW '73, is in private practice in Knoxville and 
has worked at Helen Ross McNabb and Peninsula Hospital. 
Monday, Nov. 23, 7:00 pm, Crawford House . 

TV A has a work/learn position in their Student Training 
and Employment Program (STEP) for an MC student to do legal 
research. You must be a full-time student and not be a relative of 
a TVA employee. You would be able to work a maximum of 20 
hours per week during school and full time when school is not in 
session. Pay would range between S5.65 and $6.75 per hour. To 
apply, you must submit a TVA application (available in CPP) and 
a transcript. 

SENIORS: If you are planning to apply to graduate school 
for next fall, don't forget to sign up to take the appropriate 
graduate admissions exam. 



Upcoming Task Force events: 

* Rappcl Week, Nov. 16-19 

* Retreat of Silence, Nov. 22 

* Great American Smokeout, Nov 



19 



QC group 
discusses 3 

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring a needy 
family for Thanksgiving. They give a donation of canned goods, 
money, or any other item for a needy family, it would be greatly ^ j r* 

appreciated. There wil be a collection box in the CCM for these £^ OV • A, 
items. 



ATTENTION: The Art Dept. needs vases, dried flowers, plastic 
flowers or fruit, and other interesting items for still life setups for 
use in drawing and pointing classes. The shelves need restocking, 
and any donation would be greatly appreciated. Items may be left 
in the FAC Office . 



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(OCR) — Fast food, big sales. The sixth McDonald's franchise on a 
college campus has opened in the Arizona State U. Memorial 
Union. The outlet seats 200 and is expected to reach between SI 
and SI. 5 million in annual sales. ASU will receive 8.5 percent of 
annual sales. 

(OCR) - Sororitus Ilomophobus. Yale's chapter of the Kappa 
Alpha Theta sorority found itself in an unenlightened position, 
and unhappy about it: A clause in the campus charter's standards, 
somebody discovered, states that homosexual activity is illegal and 
that sorority members suspected of it should be asked to quit. It 
turns out that all 100 chapters nationwide have the same standard. 
Yale chapter members say they were shocked, and are writing to 
the national organization in protest. It also turns out there is no 
law against consensual homosexuality in Connecticut . 

(OCR) — Terrorist tactics earn jail terms. Twelve U. of Texas- 
Austin activists have received three-to six-month jail terms for 
taking over the UT president's office as part of an anti : apartheid 
protest a year ago. County Judge Leslie Taylor also ordered the 
protesters to pay fines (up to $200) and court costs. 

(OCR) ~ Alcohol is the drug of choice on the U. of Kentucky 
campus, according to a survey conducted last spring. Roughly 87 
percent of UK students have tried alcohol. The survey, which has 
three percent margin of error, reported 15 percent of the drinkers 
averaged one drink per day; five percent averaged eight drinks or 
more per day. More than 40 percent of UK students said they'd 
tried marijuana. Most disturbing news: of the students who said 
they used alcohol , two-thirds reported that — at least half the time 
— they combined alcohol with marijuana . 

(OCR) ~ Army ROTC recruiting is not allowed during registration 
at the U . of Oklahoma . The school previously granted permission 
to set up a table to promote its freshman military science course, 
but later revoked permission, saying that because of space 
limitations, tables weren't allowed in the registration hall. 

(OCR) — College Bowl — the series that aired on network TV in 
the 1960s and on radio and TV specials in the 70s and early '80s ~ 
returns on the Disney Channel this fall. The National 
Championship Tournament, hosted by Dick Cavett, will run on 
Sundays, Sept. 13 - Dec. 20. Students from 16 colleges won the 
right to compete by beating out 500 other schools in the last 
academic year. 



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by Marianne Rucker 

The Quality Circle * 
(QC), discussed day care, the 
lounge in Anderson, and 
shrubbery on November 2. 

What is Quality 
Circle? It's a small group of 
people from the same work 
area who meet on a regular 
basis to identify, analyze, 
and solve quality and other 
problems in their area. 

The QC concept was 
originated in the I960's by 
business and industry. Bruce 
Guillaume started MC's first 
group in 1984. 

QC has spent almost 
a • year researching the 
possibility of a day care center 
at MC. In February, the 
group met with Sara Byrd, 
head of the governor's Day 
Care Task Force . 

Laura Case , office 
manager of Student Affairs, 
said, "It would be extremely 
expensive, and the college 
doesn't have the money to 
start one up at this time." 

According to Linda 
Moore, office manager for 
Admissions, "There really 
aren't that many people who 
would benefit. There aren't 
that many with small 
children." She added that a 
facility and insurance would 
be too costly . 

The lounge in 
Anderson is not being used 
because it's unpleasant and 
dirty. Moore said, "We 
would like to have a cheery 
place to go for breaks." 

A letter will be sent 
to faculty and staff requesting 
donations to the lounge fund. 
Plans are to paint the walls, 
remove the old couch, and 
add a table and chairs . 

There has been a 
problem with overgrowth of 
shrubbery near the main 
entrance to the college. Ann 
Morgan said, "Donna Davis 
has called the city, and her 
hands are tied." At Morgan's 
suggestion, a call will be 
made to the Daily Time's" 
Action Line". 

Last Monday's 

meeting was opened by 
Marlene Hodge, chairperson. 
Five members were present . 

The QC meets weekly 
in Fayerweather . 



SPORTS: 

Scots Club supports 
athletic dept . p . 7 




ENTERTAINMENT: 

Dec. FAC exhibit 

p. 5 



HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 6 



Maryville College 



Friday, December 4, 1987 




Dr . Richard Rose frankly discussed AIDS and other sexually transmitted 
diseases during CIV . November 19 

'Most important CIV 
deals with AIDS issue 



by Audi Bristol 

"You don't get 
AIDS by sitting next to 
someone — you get AIDS by 
having sex," said Dr. Richard 
Rose during the CIV on AIDS 
and other sexually transmitted 
diseases (STD), November 19. 

As Dr. David 
Cartlidge introduced Rose, he 
said, "In terms of your 
personal life, this could be 
the most important CIV you 
come to . " 

Rose, in his address, 
described and showed slides of 
the symptoms and 

consequences of herpes, 
syphillis, chlamydia, and 
gonorrhea, but his main focus 
was on the issue of AIDS. 

AIDS usually 

manifests itself in one or more 
of the following ways: 



infection of the brain which 
leads to dementia, wasting 
disease resulting in severe 
weight loss, cancer, or 
respiratory infections. 

These patients are 
usually given about six 
months to live, but with the 
new drug, AZT, Rose said, 
their life can be prolonged 12 
to IS months. 

"Safe sex is safer — 
not safe," Rose said. 
"Spermicidal jelly and 
condoms both prevent AIDS, 
but if you can get pregnant, 
as five percent do, you can 
also get AIDS." 

When asked how one 
could change people's 
attitudes towards the disease, 
Rose said, "You could try 
dying on a cross, but it 
wouldn't work. I don't mean 
that facetiously; it's difficult 



'Tis the season: MC 
welcomes Christmas 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

It's beginning to 
look a lot like Christmas, as 
Meredith Willson wrote over 
30 years ago. With the 
campus tree lit and, ready or 
not, finals approaching, MC 
has entered the Christmas 
season . 

This time of year 
means different things to 
different people but 

something good to almost 
everyone. 

Family is an 

important part of any 
holiday, especially 

Christmas. Kathy Fox said 
her favorite thing about 
Christmastime is "getting to 
see all my family together at 
one time." Family also heads 
Andi Bristol's list, as it does 
that of Lisa Harvey 
Lingenfelter, who described 
her favorite part of Christmas 
as "family and togetherness." 

Christmas also 

provides aesthetic pleasures: 
sights, sounds, flavors, and 
even smells that earmark this 
season. Anne Marcum 

named "Christmas music" as 
one of her favorite parts of 
Christmas. Music is also an 
important facet of the season 
for Dr. David Cartlidge, 
chairman of the department 
of religion and philosophy; he 
said, "The music of the 
Christmas season is so rich." 

The first signs of the 
season are the decorations, 
from glass and 
freshly picked 
Denise Franklin 
Christmas trees 
favorite. 

Nancy Phillips also 
enjoys the Christmas tree, 
especially after the pre- 
Christmas bustle has calmed; 
she said, "My mom and I like 
to sit and relax on Christmas 
night, and we look at the 
tree." Marcum also said that 

to know how to change 
people's minds on a larger 
scale due to prejudices you 
have to deal with." 

With the projected 
300,000 cases of AIDS by 
1991, America will have to 
learn how to deal with AIDS. 



plastic to 

evergreens . 

said that 

are her 



she enjoys "decorating the 
house . " 

Following on the 
heels of the department-store 
garland and decorations are 
the ever-present fruitcakes. 
Many delectable foods — from 
turkey to eggnog — fill the 
Christmas season. After all, 

it was " visions of sugar- 
plums" that danced through 
the heads of sleeping children 
in Clement Clarke Moore's "A 
Visit from St. Nicholas." 

Food is an important 
Yuletide pleasure to Bristol. 
Barbara Bolt said her favorite 
part of the Christmas season 
is "all that wonderful food 
that is made around 
Christmastime, like turkey, 
ham, Christmas cookies. . . 
." When asked his favorite 
thing about Christmastime, 
Cartlidge exclaimed, 

"Cookies!" 



Hand 
Christmas 
Christmas 
cookies, 
and crisp 
Hutchison 



in hand with 
flavors go 

aromas: warm 

fresh evergreens, 
bayberry. Sabine 
said, "I love the 
smells (of Christmas.]" 

To MC students — 
and students nationwide — 
Christmas also means 
relaxation and a time to 
retreat from the demands of 
schoolwork. That retreat 
may be spent in a frenetic 
whirl of social events 
(Christmas parties, carolling, 
open houses, and other 
activities abound in 

December*, or it may consist 
of a clicheH jut cozy snuggle 
in front of a fireplace with a 
good book . 

However it is spent, 



see 



Christmas 



p. 



Independent interims: 
Planning, hard work 



by Barbara Bolt 

Interim 
registration has come and 
gone, and nothing offered 
caught your eye. Or maybe 
there is something you do 
well or would like to try. 
Either way, you need an 
interim credit. If any one of 
these categories fits your 
situation, then an 

independent interim could be 
the solution . 

Contrary to a popular 
belief on campus, 

independent interims are not 
an easy way out for interim 
credits, especially if one is 
seeking off-campus 

experiential credit. Most 
projects require a tremendous 
amount of planning and 
cooperation between the 
student, the off-campus 
advisor, and the on-campus 
advisor. 

The 
Committee 
criteria that 
interim must 



Interim 

has specific 

each type of 

meet. For 



example, 
experiential 



an off-campus 
interim requires, 



among other things, a change 
of living environment for a 
week or more. The criteria 
are set out in a step-by-step 
process that involves tentative 
proposals and budgets, signed 
statements, and final 

evaluation sheets. 

Getting an 

independent interim off the 
ground is the hardest step. 
This involves a synopsis of the 
interim, including dates, 
times, and places; securing 
both advisors; and choosing 
reading and research 

material. Deciding on the 
method of evaluation also 
occurs at this time. These 
steps must be completed 
during the spring term of the 
year preceeding the project. 

The second step is 
the final proposal, the 
budget, and the proper 
signatures that are turned in 
during the fall semester. 
Both the on-campus and off- 
campus advisors have to agree 
upon the evaluation methods 

see Interim p. 3 



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1- Friday. December 4. 1967 



COMMENTARY 



Echo's purpose 
discussed 

The Echo serves the MC Community. Our goal is to print 
information that is interesting to members of the campus and news 
that is important for them to know. 

We always welcome suggestions, story ideas, and written 
material from students, faculty, and staff members. This input is 
valuable, for it not only makes our job easier, but it also lets us 
appeal to a wider section of the campus than our relatively small 
writing staff will permit . 

However, the Echo cannot always print everything we 
receive. If we feel a piece is not timely, newsworthy, nor 
conforming to the standards of journalism, we can't print it, just 
as we can't print anonymous material . 

The Echo staff serves the campus community as a whole, 
and therefore cannot be subject to individual faulty members', 
administrators', or students' wishes. Information which seems vital 
to you may not be of interest or significance to the campus in 
general . 

One of the beauties of freedom of the press is that, if you 
disagree with this or any other Echo policy, you can write a 
column or a letter to the editor expressing that view and explaining 
your position. Sometimes objectivity, which is the basis of most 
journalism, is best achieved, not by an exclusion of all opinion, 
but by a balance of varied opinions. 

Remember that the Echo is here for you, and for the 
dozens of others in the campus community who aren't even 
bothering to read these words. If you want something done 
differently, let us know. If you have a problem with or applause 
for any other department, organization, or event, we can 
communicate it. 

Just remember, the Echo must not, in the interest of 
fairness , become anyone's personal forum . 

Editor's notes: 

"Happy, indeed, are they through whose souls course the 
genial currents of ancient tradition, who with natural and non- 
rational joy can stoop to drink of the springs of wonder, under the 
tree and beside the Manger; for they are precisely those who enter 
abundantly into the kingdom of Christmas and come to know and 
love the human beauties and holy mysteries thereof." 

What William Muir Auld, in this portion of his 
introduction to Christmas Traditions, is wordily saying is that this 
holiday can be enjoyed on various levels, by Christians and by non- 
Christians. 

Christmas is at heart a celebration of giving. It doesn't 
matter whether you believe that the basic gift was that of God's son 
to humanity, that of the ever-burning Hanukkah oil, or that of 
one loving person to another . 

Instead of criticizing in one way or the other, people 
should allow themselves to get caught up in the spirit of the 
season, and enjoy it according their own faiths and convictions. 



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'Do your own thing' a forgotten 
principle of MC's young people? 



by Nancy Oberholtzer 

Maryville 
College students are starting 
to worry me. This is my 
fourth year on campus, and I 
have noticed an increasing 
trend towards neo-fascism. I 
admit, as a CE student, I 
might be a little more tolerant 
than all of you 18-and 19- 
year olds who know 



out. There was a difference, 
though. At that time, it was 
fashionable to be relaxed and 
tolerant. Does the phrase "do 
your own thing" sound 
familiar to anybody? 

Anyway, if 

there is one thing MC 
students are not, it is 
tolerant. I also think they (for 
the most part) would rather 
send people to the salt mines 



everything and are ready to before letting them do their 



take control of the world 
NOW. 

I admit, when I 
was fresh out of high school, 
I certainly had it all figured 



own thing. The way some 
students seem to be thinking, 
they are the only ones capable 
of determining what is an 
acceptable "own thing" for 



Reporters need 
campus cooperation 



by Andi Bristol 

Being a reporter for 
the Highland Echo isn't 
always easy. Believe it or not, 
there are some faculty, staff, 
and administrators who do not 
cooperate fully with our 
student publication . 

The Echo not only 
provides the campus with 
news and information but is 
also a forum for students to 
express grievances or 
opinions . 

Members of the 
campus community who give 
reporters information that is 
"strictly off the record," want 
editing rights over articles, or 
try to penalize students for 
expressing their opinions only 
make the reporter's job 
difficult . 



The administration 
seems to want only upbeat 
articles to appear in the Echo, 
but I have news for them -- 
the news, even on this lovely 
campus, is not always good or 
"upbeat." A campus 

newspaper should address not 
only those things which are 
good, but also try to change 
those things which are bad . 

In order for the 
Echo to perform its function 
in the campus community, 
the reporters must be allowed 
the same rights as all other 
reporters -- to search out the 
news and report it in an 
unbiased, honest fashion. 

To do this, they 
must have the cooperation of 
the faculty, staff, and 
administration of the college. 



one to be doing. 

This observation 
is not unfounded. For 
example, this past semester, I 
heard a student in class argue 
that everybody who's on 
welfare is lazy and looking for 
a free ride. He didn't say the 
system had flaws and needed 
work; he thought it should be 
abolished ~ completely. He 
was quite serious, too. He 
just couldn't imagine a person 
that just was not able to 
support him. This student 
felt that since everyone in 
America had the same access 
to free public education, 
everyone should be able to 
command some sort of skill . 

He elaborated by 
pointing out that he grew up 
in a public school, and he was 
able to go to college to further 
himself. He felt that he was 
not privileged in any way by 
being admitted to MC. If 
there was someone who 
wanted to attend college but 
wasn't well educated enough, 
that person should go to the 
neighborhood library and 

learn everything he needed to 
know to get into college. If a 
person refused to take this 
opportunity, and ended up on 
welfare, it's that person's own 
fault, and we'd be better off 
just letting this person die of 
exposure and starvation, 
because he has nothing of 
value to contribute to our 
society, anyway. 

Correct me if 
I'm wrong, but I interpret 
that to mean that this student 

see Students p. 3 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday. December 4. 1987-3 



Christmas from p. 1 



the weeks of Christmas break 
are deeply appreciated by 
students and professors alike. 
Donna Sue Hadden and Lynn 
King agreed that the vacation 
was a large part of their 
enjoyment of Christmas . 

Frank Bradley, 

theatre director and instructor 
of English, gets a break of a 
different kind. Being Baha'i, 
Bradley and his wife do not 
officially celebrate Christmas. 
One way they enjoy the 
season is the time they get to 
spend with each other while 
their toddler daughter, 
Rachel, visits her 

grandparents . 

At the heart of 
Christmas for most people in 
the Western world is the 
religious meaning beneath the 
customs and celebrations . 
Cartlidge pointed out this 
facet of the holiday, as did 

Julie Mullaney, who said that 
the spirit of the season exists 
"year-round , since the 
holiday has religious 

significance." 

Darrell Franklin also 
emphasized the non-secular 
side of Christmas, saying that 
he enjoys "the non- 
commercial worship of a 
religious holiday . " 

The "non- 

commercial" aspect is the 
trickiest to achieve, since 
Christmastime is the biggest 
sales season for retailers, who 
capitalize on the opportunity. 
One way they do so is moving 
the opening of the Christmas 



season further up in the 
calendar each year; this fall, 
some stores had Yuletide 
wares on the shelves before 
Halloween. Bolt said of this 
tendency, "I think that's 
ridiculous." 

In fact, most people 
feel that the Christmas season 
begins at Thanksgiving; some, 
such as Becky Lindsey, Bolt, 
and Marcum, place the 
beginning of the season in 
December . 

The basis for stores' 
big Christmastime business is 
the spirit of giving, which has 
given rise in this country to 
our jolly, gift-giving Santa 
and to the custom of 
exchanging presents. This 
aspect of Christmas is for 
many a highlight of the 
season . Mullaney's favorite 
part of Christmas is, she said, 
"picking out gifts for people." 

Once selected and 
wrapped, the gifts are a visual 
reminder of Christmas' 
generous side; Lindsey said 
she loves to see "the presents 
under the Christmas tree." 

Shopping for those 
gifts can be frenetic, as the 
crowds^ in area malls and 
stores *can attest . Although 
many at MC haven't begun or 
have just begun their 
shopping, a few have already 
made large dents in their 
Christmas lists. Fox, for 
instance, estimated that she 
has "already bought three- 
fourths of my Christmas 
presents . " 



Students from p. 2 



advocates the death penalty 
for stupidity . 

Another 
example of this growing cult 
of neo-fascism is the answer a 
majority of students in a 
human resources class gave on 
an exam. The case was about 
some officers in the Army 
who were having a hard time 
motivating the troops in 
exercises. The solution they 
arrived at was to use live 
ammunition during these 
exercises. They figured, 
roughly, about 25 or so out 
of every 5,000 soldiers would 
be killed, but that it would 
motivate the hell out of 
them. 

Real war is bad 
enough, but these officers 
decided to kill soldiers in 
exercises just to motivate 
them! According to the 
students in this class, that 
was a perfectly acceptable 
solution. The 25 or so that 
got killed were probably not 
doing their jobs anyway, and 
it was no loss to get rid of 
them. 

What is it with 
you guys? We're talking about 
human lives here, and you're 
willing to kill off those you 
judge inferior. Not mass 
murderers, not criminals who 
set little children on fire, just 
some poor guy who isn't up to 
your standards. More support 
for the death penalty for 
stupidity, it seems to me. 

I don't even 
want to think about what 



happened in an ethics class, 
but I believe it's necessary to 
prove my point. A visiting 
attorney suggested that we 
open up Acme Body Parts 
Store. (That's human body 
parts, not automobile.) The 

attorney tried to point out 
that those who were very poor 
(and stupid) would sell their 
parts they might need, just 
because the money looked 
good to them. This would 
create a black market, 
undoubtedly, and therefore 
back alley surgery would kill 
many people that were too 
stupid to see the risk. 

Of course, the 
rich could always afford any 
parts they needed no matter 
what the cost. That would 
mean that poor people would 
die, because the rich would 
have first claim on all the 
parts. Can you guess what 
this class said? It sounded fine 
to them. If poor people were 
stupid enough to sell their 
parts for whatever reason, too 
bad for them. The rich 
deserved to have the parts, 
anyway. After all, they were 
smart enough to be rich. Here 
we go again, the death 
penalty for stupidity . 

Lighten up! Not 
everyone is as intelligent or 
privileged as you are. Just by 
virtue of your position in our 
society, you will be called 
upon to help those less 
fortunate than yourselves. I 
hope by the time you are out 
in the "real world" you will 



have decided to be more 
tolerant . 

I hope you will 
accept your responsibility 
gracefully, and reach out a 
hand to those who ask, 
instead of sentencing them to 
death . 

Interim from p. 1 

by this point also. 

Once the interim is 
complete, the student must 
give a synopsis of the project 
to the on-campus advisor 
and/or a presentation to 
interested members of the 
college community . 

The Interim 

Committee is very helpful in 
trying to arrange the 
interims, but the majority of 
the planning is the student's 
responsibility . 

Because some 

opportunities present 

themselves at short notice, 
the committee realizes that 
the year-in-advance timetable 
cannot always be adhered to. 

The independent 

interim program is one of the 
best ways Maryville College 
has to offer to teach the 
liberal arts philosophy of 
flexibility and adaptation . 

The best advice that 
could be given to those 
considering an independent 
interim is: plan the project to 
the last detail, but be flexible 
enough so that if changes 
must be made, the whole 
project is not lost . 




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Band to give concert 

by Dan Fox 

The Maryville College Highlander Hand will give a 
Christmas concert on Friday, December 4. at 8:15 p.m. in the 

FAC Mumc Hall. 

Directed by Rick Cail,the band will play some music thai 
they hone will interest the college and community, such as "Stille 
Nacht (Silent KighO/'CesI Noel," and "Do Go Gentle into that 
( kxxJ Night ." 

Also on the agenda are some old favoril 
■■( ireensleevcs." Mesu. Jo\ of Man's Desiring," "Sleigh Ride," and 
Deck the I kills. " 

This will be Carl's first official concert as directoi ol the 
Highlander Band, and the band feels confident that it will be a 
good one. Carl has been working lone practice houi .villi 
hand, expecting nothing but the Ix -i . 

After the performance, there will be a i. ion in 
Pearsons. 

King's // is here, 
and it's a must-read 



by Julie Mullaney 

If you've been dying 
for a good horror novel, // 
could be what you've been 
waiting for. Yes, Stephen 
King, who gave us plenty of 
reasons to shiver with his 
numerous other novels -- The 
Shining, The Dead Zone, and 
Cujoa, to name a few — has 
given us another one (to be 
read only with the lights on). 

// is a long story — 
1090 pages. After the first 
one, you won't be able to put 
it down. It begins with the 
murder of a young boy near a 
sewer grate, and, at first 
glance, it appears to be just 
another monster-in-thc-scwer- 
under-the-city deal, complete 
with voices coming out of the 
kitchen sink. The cover 
illustration aids in this 
deception it shows a 

greenish, reptilian hand 
reaching out of a grate in the 
pavement . 

Don't let this fool 
you. Derrv, Maine, is not 
just another city with a sewer 
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unspeakable evil . 

//. for that matter, is 
not just another sewer 
monster. It doesn't always 
stay underground. It kills 
people — mostly children — 
and It can change shape. 
Perhaps, It's most sinister 
guise is Pennywise the 
Clown. 

Pennywise makes 

appearances throughout the 
novel, tormenting the people 
who have vowed to kill It. In 
his wake, he leaves festively 
colored balloons with cheery 
messages, such as, "1 killed 
Barbara StarrettT and 

"Asthma medicine causes lung 
cancer." Obviously, this 
Pennywise fellow is no 
Clara bell. 

// is not an ordinary 
horror book. It is the story of 
a strong bond of friendship 
and love among a group of 
childhood friends. The 
characters are ordinary people 
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As Is: Too hot to handle ? 



by Marianne Rucker 

Auditions for As Is, 
the next Lab Theater 
production, were held on 
November 19. One person 
showed up. 

Joe Chamberlain , the 
play's director, said, "For 
reasons unknown to us, the 
auditions were not attended 
sufficiently to cast the show 
in the minimum number of 
eight people." 

He said that three 
others were scheduled to 
audition but had to work . 

'The play's topic is 
important," said 

Chamberlain, "because it's a 
fight against homophobia . 
It's exposure to other 
lifestyles." 

As Is is the story of 
Rich, a homosexual who has 
contracted AIDS; his lover, 
Saul; and the effect of the 
disease on their relationship 



and that of their friends and 
families. 

The dialogue is 
explicit, as is some of the 
behavior. 

"The play is 

becoming quickly dated. 
AIDS is no longer just the 
•gay plague.' This is the time 
to do the play," said 
Chamberlain. 

"If the response I to 
the audition] has anything to 
do with the subject matter, 
i.e., AIDS and 

homosexuality, that's all the 
more reason to do this play," 
he said. 

He added, "What this 
play talks about is people." 

He planned to 
"actively seek people who are 
interested" and to reschedule 
auditions. 

Five days later, 
Chamberlain said that he 
decided to "scrap the project." 

He said that he's 



(OCR) Homer's Odyssey, and More's Utopia serve to propel U. of 
Texas students into creating imaginary worlds of their own. 
They're taking a course called "parageography ," which, according 
to the professor who teaches the course, is the geography of places 
that aren't real. After reading classic works like Tolkien's Lord of 
the Rings, students create their own worlds. Many make maps, 
documents, and drawings. Some write elaborate histories and 
religious traditions. 



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already invested 50 dollars of 
his own money on scripts and 
that he is "tired of the 
lethargy on campus." 

"I stumbled across As 
Is in my production course. I 
thought it would be a good 
vehicle to raise AIDS 
awareness," he said. 

"I think the basic 
problem here is that the 
campus is fragmented. 
There's not a sense of 
community," he said. 

He does not think 
that it is as much a matter of 
apathy, but "what we're 
seeing here is a result of the 
passive nature of television." 

Frank Bradley, theater 
director, was also 

disappointed by the audition 
turnout. "Here was a perfect 
example for the students to 
become involved with an 
activity that is both 
challenging and productive," 
he said. 

"All over the country 
this play has been performed 
again and again and again. I 
don't think it's that 
controversial," he said. 

He said that the 
turnout for auditions for As Is 
"indicates a lack of interest" 
and "the passivity and 
inactivity of the students." 

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Friday. December 4, 1987 - 5 



Lilley exhibits his 
Concerns in gallery 



by Jimmy Simerly 

The art of senioi 
Chris Lilley will be featured 
in tie FAC gallery this 
month. The title for the 
exhibit is Concerns. 

When asked about 

subjeel matter of his 

lay. Lilley responded that 

will contain works 

relating with some of the 

experiences he has had at 

school. These experiences, 

according to Lilley, have 

nude him more aware of the 

environmental issues that 

affect us all. 

For example, Lilley's 
exhibit will contain works 
about world concerns like 
famine and nuclear war. 

By addressing these 
and other concerns in his 



exhibit, Lilley hopes to make 
his viewers give more though! 
to the use of our planet and 
its resources. Me also would 
like his audience to be more 
aware of the abuses ami 
manipulations of people in 
other parts of the world. 

In dosplaying such 
thought-provoking works ol 
art . Lilley hopes his audience 
will learn something . He -aid 
he wanted his art to "spark 
some type of interest -- be it 
positive or negative ." 

Included in I. il ley's 
exhibit will be a variety of 
media. There will be 
drawings. paintings, 

sculptures, and examples of 
printmaking. Also included 
will be works done in mixed- 
media fashion. 



Playmakers team 
in creative efforts 



by Pain Gunter 

Maybe you have 
heard of the Playmakers, but 
do ycu know who and what 
they are? Many people think 
all of the people involved in 
the fall and spring 
productions are Playmakers. 
Wrong. 

Playmakers, now in 
its eleventh year, was 
founded by Sharon Crane 
because of artistic differences 
in the theatre department. It 
is a theatrical organization 
that offers alternative acting 
experiences, other than main 
stage. These alternatives 
include "sidewalk" skits, 
workshops, and self- 

direction, in which one of the 
members directs a 

production . 

"Playmakers is more 

of an open type of learning 

experience where we are able 

to work together more," said 

1 senior Laura Starky . 

Working together 

seems to be the important 
aspect separating Playmakers 
from the main stage, as Jon 
Allison explained: "It's not a 



question of who's got the lead 
~ every part is equal. When 
you don't have a lead, people 
work together more." 

Each May , open 
auditions are held to fill 
positions vacated by 

graduating or non-returning 
members. Starky emphasized 
that the decisions made at 
auditions are not based solely 
on talent "but it is a balance 
of several factors." Talent is 
combined with the ability to 
work well with others and the 
ability to make the 
commitment. 

The company, which 
usually maintains 8-12 
members, has 11 members 
this season. Those 11 are 
Leah Mueller, Donna Sue 
Haddcn, Liz Prior, Jeff 
Wallace, Laura Starky, Ellen 
Foreman, Heather Farrar, 
Jonathan Allison, Steve 
Herbert, Dan Reynolds, and 
Jonathan Yarboro. 

Playmakers usually 
performs three or four 
different works at various 
times during the vear, and 
free shows are presented once 
each semester for students. 





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Senior Chris Lilley , shown here with some examples of his work , is exhibiting in the FAC gallery for December 



Line up for the good food at 
Palace's lunchtime buffet 



by Marianne Rucker 

There's a great 
lunchtime buffet at the 
Golden Palace Restaurant in 
Alcoa. 

The atmosphere is 
relaxed, hospitality abounds, 
and you can't beat the prices — 
$3 . 25 for all you can eat . 

With some 

exceptions, the offerings 
change from day to day, 
depending on the chefs 
mood. Regulars include beef 
with broccoli, hot and sour 
soup, fried rice, and egg 
rolls. 

On the day that we 
decided to indulge, besides 
the above, we had eight- 
treasure chicken, sweet and 
sour chicken, hot-plate 



chicken, and beef with green 
pepper. 

Everything was 

delicious. The ingredients 
were fresh, and the food was 
hot. 

The soups were thick 
and hearty, and crispy 
Chinese noodles added to the 
enjoyment. 

The beef was tender, 
lean and bountiful. The beef 
with broccoli contained a 
proportioned amount of fresh 
broccoli, carrots, and onions. 

The chicken in the 
sweet and sour chicken was 
lightly batter-fried and real -- 
not compressed. 

There are a few 
criticisms: the sauces of the 
eight-treasure chicken and the 
beef with the green pepner 



tasted exactly the same; the 
only ingredient inside the egg 
rolls was cabbage; the chicken 
wings in the hot plate chicken 
were fatty and heavily 
breaded, though nice and 
spicy . 

Even though it was' 
serve yourself," the waitress 
was attentive, and the hostess 
stopped by the table to see if 
everything was okay. 

If buffet is not your 
style, there is a regular 
luncheon menu with prices 
ranging from $2.95 to $4.70. 
Most entrees include egg roll, 
soup, and rice. 

Golden Palace is 

located on Telford Street 

across from Midland Shopping 

Center. Lunch is served from 

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 



Attraction: tense with message 



(OCR) — Now is the time for vending-machine condom sales on 
Georgia campuses. The idea was much discussed at the U. of 
Ppeorgia, among others, after a young U. of North Carolina grad 
CTroposed installing "very generic, very clinical-looking" 50-cent 
gtnachincs in dormitories at State schools. But officials turned him 
Bown in the end. 'Tn this particular location, there would be a lot 
pf resistance to that idea on the part of parents or legislators or 
| Whoever . . . ," said a VG health service official. Contraceptives 
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by Ellen Foreman 

"Are you?" 

"Am I what?" 
"Discreet." 

"Yes. Pm discreet." 

"So am I." 

Thus begins the 
horror story of what Dan 
Gallagher (played by Michael 
Douglas) sees as a harmless 
one-night grope. 

From the dialogue 
above and the rather intense 
eye and libido contact that go 
with it, one might assume 
that the only thing potentially 
"fatal" in Fatal Attraction 
would be an over-zealous sex 
scene. Not so. 

Glenn Close, whom 
the American public is 
accustomed to seeing in 
wholesome . conservative 

roles, docs a bang-up job in 
her role as Alex. Dan*s lover. 



Alex is hardly the 
Pollyanna type — she seduces 
Dan, and when he leaves her 
to return to his normal life, 
she becomes at first obsessive 
and then progressively 
psychotic . 

This character may 
not fit Close's image, but she 
proves herself quite a capable 
actress by pulling it off. 
Alex doesn't even need to 
speak to evoke a response ~ 
the warped, mad look in her 
eyes is enough to cause 
shivers of horror. 

Dan is a good balance 
for the movie: he is a typical , 
yuppie-ish married man with 
a good wife, an adorable 
child, and a dog. His 
flippance toward his extra- 
marital affair makes it all the 
more significant that he can't 
get rid of his attachment 



(Alex). 

Douglas' complete 
portrayal of Dan leads the 
viewer through a spectrum of 
emotions -- contempt, pity, 
paranoia, fear, and, finally, 
relief. 

The film itself can be 
described with one word: 
tense. 

From the "morning 
after" to the final credits, the 
audience is caught up in 
relentless suspense that 
culminates in a horrifying 
slaughter scene. 

The intensity of the 
film, the quality of the 
acting, and the excellent 
photography all combine to 
make Fatal Attraction a very 
entertaining and thought- 
provoking movie . 



6 -Friday. December 4. 1987 



NEWS/FEATURE 



MC day care project put 
on hold , says quality circle 



by Nancy Oberholtzer 

It looks as though 
Maryville College won't be 
opening a day care center in 
the near future. According 
to Laura Case, office manager 
of Student Affairs, the 
funding just is not available . 

Case is co- 

chairperson of the Essential 
Support Personnel Quality 
Circle. This is a group of 
secretaries who meet every 
week to discuss ideas, 
problems, and events that 
affect their position on 
campus. 

According to Case, 
during a "brainstorm session" 
at a meeting in February 
1987, the subject of a campus 
day care center was brought 
up. After some discussion, 
the group decided to get 
approval to pursue the idea. 
Case said they received 
permission from Dr. Richard 
Ferrin, and went to work on 
the project on March 9. 

The first thought was 
that there were several unused 
structures on campus that 
could be utilized as a day 
care. It seemed as though it 
would be fairly simple and 
inexpensive to renovate one of 
these buildings, such as 
Carnegie or Crawford House. 

After some research, 
however, it became apparent 
that renovating an existing 



structure to meet state 
requirements would cost more 
than building a new facility. 

According to Case, 
the quality circle also 
conducted surveys on campus 
and discovered an interest in 
child development . There 
were many students interested 
in work-study jobs involving 
the prospective day care. 

Although the quality 
circle originally felt an MC 
day care would be only for 
faculty, staff, and students, 
they soon realized that it 
would need to be open to the 
general public. 

The day care had 
always been intended to be a 
money-making operation, 

and there did not seem to be 
enough on-campus business to 
generate the needed income. 
That would mean that outside 
competition would be a major 
factor . 

Faculty member 

Alicia Berry looked at the 
situation from a business 
standpoint. Berry said, "The 
idea of a day care on campus 
is extremely attractive , 
especially to those of us with 
young children. However, if 
one considers it realistically, it 
is clearly economically 

infeasible for the college to 
subsidize a program of such 
limited usefulness to the 
community as a whole. If I 




The CCM underwent some external refurbishing this week , just in time for 
holiday sprucing up Heather Ferrar 



!ook at it objectively, there 
are many college-sponsored 
projects that should take 
priority." 

Even if the funds 
could be found to develop an 
MC day care center, and that 
is not very likely at this time, 
it seems as though it would 
not be a profitable venture . 

If it is not for profit, 
then it is a benefit. Due to 
policy guidelines governing 
quality circles nationwide, 
such groups are not allowed to 

see Day Care p. i 

Need help? 

Tutoring 
open to all 

by Jimmy Simerly 



The tutoring program 
at Maryville College is alive 
and well and ready for use by 
any student who needs it. 
The program is divided into 
two segments, one for 
international students and 
one for American students . 

The program for 
international students was 
conceived by and is directed 
by Dr. Young-Bae Kim, 
professor of political science. 
Kim said that a student 
should approach him if he or 
she feels that a tutor is needed 
in a particular subject area. 
Kim will talk with the 
appropriate instructor, who 
will recommend a well- 
qualified student to act as 
tutor. 

Kim recommended 
that a tutor be someone who 
is doing well in the class. 
However, if this is not 
possible, a student who has 
already taken the particular 
class is sometimes available. 

According to Kim, 
about one-third of the 
international students 

presently utilize the tutoring 
program. There is, however, 
a tendency for the same 
students to be tutored every 
year. 

Because of varying 
cultural backgrounds, some 
international students will not 
say anything when they need 
tutoring. However, Kim 
urges both faculty and 
students to cooperate to 
continue this successful 
program. 

According to the 
Office of Student Affairs, 
American students who wish 
to have tutors should contact 
Kandis Schram. 




Frank Fiore joined the MC staff as the head of Student Programming at the 
beginning of the year Heather Ferrar 



Frank Fiore sets 
goals for SP 



by Julie Mullaney 

Determined. This is 
the word which probably best 
describes Frank Fiore, new 
head of Student 

Programming. 

"At first, he looks 
like a student," said Kayoko 
Nagakura. This is true — 
and he 

knows what a Maryville 
College student looks like. 
Fiore graduated from MC 
with the class of '83. During 
his time as a student Fiore 
was actively involved in "just 
about everything on campus," 
including Student 

Programming . 

After graduating, 
Fiore served in the U.S. 
Army for three and a half 
years, and then he retired. 
He came back to the area this 
spring . 

When asked why he 
decided to return to MC, 
Fiore replied, "MC is where I 
am happiest." After a short 
pause for thought, he added, 
"I don't have to work because 
of my disability. If if work, I 
want to work somewhere I 
care about. The College 
needed somebody ... I 
figured I'd just give it a shot." 

Fiore's plans for 
Student Programming are "to 
reach out to more students." 
He wants to see "... the 
students get involved in their 



own enjoyment — their own 
environment . " 

He is determined to 
do this "because," he said, 
"the thing you remember 
most about college isn't your 
classes . " 

Fiore is easy to talk 
to and seems willing to listen. 
These qualities are important, 
since he works directly with 
the students. 

Nagakura said Fiore 
is "... very helpful. At 
Homecoming, the 

International Club sold 
cookies. He helped to arrange 
everything." 

Jimmy Simerly also 
said that he is helpful. 
Simerly, another member of 
the International Club, said, 
"When we had the 
Homecoming Parade ... he 
told us where to get the truck 
and everything." 

Fiore seems to have 
been well received by the 
students. Now that he is 
settled in, he is determined to 
help the students get things 
done. He says that by 
working with Student 
Programming , students can 
learn to be more "creative 
individuals." 

He added, "I would 
feel that we failed as an 
organization if we failed at 
that." He certainly does not 
seem ready to let that 
happen . 



SPORTS 



Friday. December 4. 1987 - 7 




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A basketball Scot goes for the dunk as MC defeated Centre . Nov . 21 . 






The party begins. 

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After 4 drinks. 



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7 drinks in all 




The more you drink, the more coordination you lose. 
That's a fact, plain and simple. 

It s also a fact that 1 2 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 
l'A ounces of spirits all have the same alcohol content. And 
consumed in excess, all can affect you. Still, people drink too 
much and then go out and expect to handle a car. 

When you drink too much, you can't handle a car. 

You can't even handle a pen. 



A public service message Irom Wr//gfo>eiS Institute 



Scots Club boosts athletics , 
aims at MC excellence 



by Marianne Rucker 

"Rebuilding a 

tradition of excellence in 
Atheletics" is the motto of the 
MC Scots Cluh (SO. 

This athletics 

booster organization 

originated in 1984 under Dr. 
Wayne Anderson, then MC 
president . 

Us purpose, 

according to Randy Lambert 
MCs director of athletics, is 
"to support the inter- 
collegiate athletics program 
above and bevona wnat is 
budgeted for them." 

"It started with a 
mass mailing to interested 
people in the area and to the 
alumni," said Lambert. 
"There was a tremendous 
response. The first year we 
raised $19,000," he added. 

"So far this year we 

have close to 75 members and 
nave raised $13,000," he 
said. 

Club membership 

benefits are based on 
contributions . Benefits 

include tickets to all athletic 
contests, parking and seating 

privileges, social events, and 
more. 

One of SC's activities 
is adopting and funding 
projects . 

This year the SC was 



responsible for renovating the 
PE building's office area, 
creating a new entrance, and 
developing the Honaker Room 
and the Wall of Fame . 

"Last year's project 
was the outfield fence and 
backstop," said Lambert. 
"Every year they put money 

into the athletic fields, and 
they're continuing to develop 
the soccer field," he added. 

Another yearly 

project is the letter awards 
system. "We're not giving 
athletic scholarships . At 
least we can give Uhe 
athletisl some kind of 
recognition," he said. 

"To me, it's the best 
thing that's happened to MCs 

athletics. It's provided some 
of the extras — the icing on 
the cake — that you can't 
provide with the normal 
operating budget," he said. 

Other members echo 
Lambert's enthusiasm about 
the SC . 

Business Manager 
Donna Davis and her 
husband, Alan, have been 
members since the beginning. 
She said the SC "gives us an 
opportunity to feel involved . " 

"Athletics is 

expensive, but at small 
schools you don't have the 

ticket revenues that you have 



at large schools. UT athletics 
helps support the whole 
school," she said. 

The Davises go to the 
games and try to take a couple 
of road trips a year. The 
purpose of the SC, according 
to Davis, is "not just financial 
support but moral support as 
well." 

SC member Ellie 
Gilmoie, director of 

Development and Alumni 

Relations, said she's "happy 
see that it's growing . 

Bob Navratil, MC 
graduate and local attorney, 
said the SC "provides funds 
that will strengthen the 
athletic program at the 
college . " 

An active member , 
Navratil "spots" for Skeeter 
Shields, Maryville's mayor 
and the games' announcer . 

Joe Dawson , 

president of the SC, played 
football for MC and 
graduated in 1969. He is 
administrator of Blount 
Memorial Hospital . 

"My effort has been 

to try to strengthen the link 
between the college and tne 
SC," he said. "We're trying 
to get better support from the 
college for the athletic 
department , " he added . 



Sports Commentary: 

Coaches must win to keep job 



by Brett "Prep" Stanley 

Since the 

announcement earlier this 
month that Earle Bruce, head 
football coach at Ohio State 
University, will be fired at 
the end of this season, there 
has been a lot of talk around 
campus about the unfairness 
of firing a coach because his 
team isn't winning . 

Actually, the OSU 
coach was winning, but he 
wasn't winning enough to 
take his team to one of the 
post-season bowl games. That 
failure means a loss of money 
for the school from a 
nationally televised bowl 
appearance and the loss of the 
coach's job . 

There has been 
nothing in the media to 
suggest that the coach was 
fired for any other reason. 
Bruce has a winning record at 
OSU, his players are well- 
disciplined, and his good 
sportmanship and fair play 
have never been questioned . 

If he had been fired 
for shortcomings in one these 
areas, it would be easy to 
accept his being fired. After 



all, a coach is expected to be 
good at his job, and his 
players are expected to 
develop into men of 
character . 

Unfortunately , the 
modern-day coach at a major 
college takes the job knowing 
that he will be fired if he 
doesn't produce a winner and, 
in some cases, a winner that 
goes to a bowl game . 

Last season Bruce 
took OSU to the Cotton Bowl 
and won. This year three 
consecutive losses got him 
fired, and Penn State coach 
Joe Paterno called the firing 
"a sad commentary for the 
coaching profession." "Win — 
or get fired" seems to be the 
rule. 

How does this 
emphasis on winning affect 
the coach? Well, for one 
thing, he may resort to 
"playing dirty" in order to 
become a winner and save his 
job. 

We at Maryville are 
fortunate that our coaches can 
go about the job of teaching 
sports and building character 
without fueling that they 
must win games in order to 
keep their jobs . 



What a loss of 
prestige and dignity it would 
be if the goal at Maryville 
were like that at some other 
schools which want "to build 
the school the football team 
could be proud of." 

(Note: Since this 
column was written, Bruce has 
won a court settlement in 
compensation for the firing . ) 

Day Care from p . 6 

discuss benefits . 

Case said, "We went 
into it as a money-raising 
project. When we found out 
it couldn't be a money raiser, 
we, as a quality circle, 
decided not to pursue it . " 

Faculty member 

Scott Brunger expressed a new 
idea. He said, "The college is 
now considering 

intergenerational programs. 
One of the models that has 
been tried is putting 
retirement centers next to day 
cares. A retirement center is 
currently being considered in 
the woods past Mormngside. 
Why not a day care while 
you're at it?" 

The day care issue is 
a complex one, and it will not 
be resolv ed auicklv. 



8 -Friday. December 4. 1987 



THE BACK PAGE 



CPP Notes 



Where are the 1987 graduates and what are they doing? 

Also, the 1988 seniors might want to contact MC alumni 
in their area of interest to see about developing contacts for future 
job opportunities. These graduates will be a wonderful resource 
for you. Perhaps they can be your ticket into the "hidden job 
market . " 



ART 

JeffSeagle, Knoxville: Lamar Advertising, staff artist 
BIOLOGY 

Alicia Waters, Maryville: Martin-Marietta, 

environmental research , graduate school at UT 
BUSINESS 

Rob Freeman, Maryville: Graduate courses at UT; 
Charles Gurnula, Coconut Creek, FL: Parks and Recreation, 
recreation programmer; Kati Tabor, Tampa, FL: Boy Scouts of 
America, district office controller 
CHEMISTRY 

Greg Bennett, Maryville: Ken Will Labs, chemist; Meg 
Fraelich, Houston: Rice University, Chemistry; Jody Mullen, 
Athens, GA: University of Georgia, microbiology; Cesar 
Zambrano, Indiana: Purdue University, Chemistry 
COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Doug Barr, Oak Ridge (Maryville): Sage Federal Systems, 
associate programmer; Angela Beckwith, Oak Ridge (Maryville): 
Science Applications International Corp., systems analyst; Teresa 
Gray, Jacksboro, TN: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, systems 
programmer; David Kirkland, Atlanta: computer firm, 
programmer 
ECONOMICS 

John Walker, Nashville: Vanderbilt University 

Economics 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

Bonnie Bouch, Maryville: Maryville City Schools, 
teacher, Karen Mixner, Kingston, TN: Roane County Schools, 
teacher 
ENGLISH 

Chris Herbert, Atlanta: freelance modeling and acting; 
Kim Spargo, Knoxville: Science Applications International Corp., 
technical writer; Heidi Weiffenbach, Blacksburg, VA: Virginia 
Polytechnic University (VPI), English; Diane Wilson, Maryville: 
Bank of East Tennessee, Trust Department 
HEALTH SCIENCE 

Jeff Denton, Nashville: Vanderbilt University, medical 
school; Sherrie Farmer, Clarksvillc, TN: Austin Peay University, 
Biology — pre-veterinary medicine: Jeff Flickinger, Nashville: 
Vanderbilt University 
HISTORY 

Steven Katz, Atlanta: Hensel and Post law firm, law 
clerk (applying for law school in 1988) 
MANAGEMENT 

Bob Echols, Knoxville: Wal-Mart Stores, Management 
Training Program; David Marcum, Maryville: MC Center for 
Professional Development, office manager; Barbara Moffat, 
Knoxville: Internal Revenue Service, special agent (Outstanding 
Scholar Program); Peggie Sackett, Indianapolis, IN: U.S. Army, 
information specialist, to attend O.C.S. 
MUSIC 

Cindi Claborn, Maryville: Peninsula Hospital, adolescent 

counselor; John Wright, Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Conservatory 

of Music 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Marty Carpenter, Maryville: MC, to obtain teacher 
certification, working at Peninsula Hospital; Scott Cinnamon, 
Knoxville: West High School, teacher, football coach; Chris 
Johannsen, Maryville: MC, coaching assistant and UT, education; 
John McLeod, Clarksville,TN: Austin Peay University, MS in 
physical education, graduate assistantship; Paul Mills, Sevierville, 
TN: Sevier County High School, teacher, basketball coach; Robert 
Waters, Maryville: UT, physical education and Regal Towers, 
manager 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Pam Matthews, Tallassee, TN: American Cancer Society, 
district representative 
PRE-ENGINEERING 

Sarah Bailey, Knoxville: UT, biomedical engineering 
PSYCHOLOGY 

Jo Gourd, Maryville: Peninsula Hospital, adolescent 
counselor; Risa Stein, Memphis: Memphis State University, 
psychology 
RECREATION 

Bart Mize, Fontana, NC: Fontana Village Resort, 
recreation and program director 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8: ROOMMATE GAME 
in Theater 



ALL EMERGENCY LOANS through the Financial Aid 
Office are due IN FULL no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 
December 8. Students who will have a problem meeting this 
deadline should see Annette or Dan in the Financial Aid Office as 
soon as possible. Students who fail to pay their loans without 
notifying the Financial Aid Office wil have their grades, 
transcripts, and/or diplomas held. 



Come to the Bookstore and register to win $200 worth of 
Maryville College memorabilia. The deadline for registration is 
December 14 at 4:00. The drawing will take place on December 
15th at 1:00. 

This is the final Echo of this semester and of 1987. We 
will return in February. 

The Echo editorial staff extends our thanks to the 
reporters, photographers, and typesetters who have worked with 
us this year, and wish the entire campus a happy Hanukkah, a 
merry Christmas, and a happy New Year. To the students, good 
luck on final exams, and to graduating seniors, congratulations. 



SHORTS : 

7R) Tests of an experimental drug at the U. of Tennessee went 
aour when the subjects, UT dental and medical students, 
"veloped severe side effects, according to an $11 million suit filed 
b: the students against the drug's manufacturer. Twelve students 
joi/ed the suit against Beechman Laboratories, claiming that they 
were warned of mild side effects from the experimental 
antidepressant, but experienced vomiting, cramps, anxiety, and 
muscle tremors bad enough to land eight of them in the hospital 
overnight! 



(OCR) Foreigners who are communists or members of communist- 
affiliated organizations cannot be denied visas on that basis alone. 
That's the upshot of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. 
The U.S. Justice Department had denied visas to several foreign 
nationals invited to speak on college campuses because of their 
political affiliations. The U.S. Court of Appeals disallowed the 
denial. On appeal to the high court, the justices tied 3-3, thereby 
upholding the Court of Appeals' ruling. (A majority vote is needed 
to overturn a lower court decicision.) 



(OCR) — Play it again, Ollie. He was barred from showing his 
slide show supporting the Reagan administration's Central America 
policy, so Lt. Colonel Oliver North is taking the show to college 
campuses across the country. The slides, until recently classified 
photos and charts, include Soviet ships patrolling the Carribbean 
Ocean and Cuban children learning addition with guns and 
grenades . 

(OCR) Proof that "girls just wanna have fun"? By most accounts, 
the majority of condom purchases are by women ~ on and off 
campus. An employee of Westvend, maker of condom vending 
machines, puts the figure at 65 percent. Whatever the percentage, 
there clearly is interest on the part of the female buying public. 
An official at the University of Nebraska-Omaha's health center 
explains, "Women usually take the responsibility for sexual 
activity." 

(OCR) — The choice of a new contract . By switching the brands 
in cafeteria soda dispensers from Coke products to Pepsi products, 
U. of Pennsylvania officials saved more money to put toward food 
items like filet of tenderloin. But many students strongly opposed 
the switch -- angry notes crowded the cafeteria bulletin board, 
most in favor of bringing back Coke. 

(OCR) -- Walking the beat. Now, the U. of North Carolina- 
Chapel Hill has joined the number of schools having an organized 
student patrol. Campus police and student government have 
employed students to patrol parking lots and areas around residence 
halls. They will report any suspicious behavior to campus security. 



Library 

News : 

Circulation head 
Diane Brandsborg wants to 
remind all students that all 
library materials are due 
December 7. Any overdue 
books or unpaid fines which 
are not taken care of by this 
day will result in grades or 
transcripts being held . 

She added , 

however, that if any student 
"desperately" needs the 
material for a longer neriod of 
time, it may be renewed until 
December 14. 

Traffic 
report 

corrected 

by Jimmy Simerly 

The information 
given in the previous article 
about campus parking/traffic 
activities was not entirely 
correct. 

No warnings will be 
given for future violations. 

All traffic violation 
are to be paid by the 15th of 
the following month . All 
fines will have $5.00 added to 
them per month they remain 
unpaid. 

One citation will be 
given for parking on the 
grass. After one offense, a 
citation will be given and the 
vehicle towed . 

The Traffic 

Committee continues to 
discourage resident students 
from driving to any campus 
functions. 

If you have any 
questions, contact Kristy 
Miller, chairperson of the 
Traffic Committee, at Box 
2141. 



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FEATURE: 

'88 election: four 

candidates discussed 
p . 6 




ENTERTAINMENT: 

Our Town auditions 
announced p. 4 



HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 7 




Mary ville College Friday , February 5, 1988 



Evidences of spring — a bicycle, people without coats ■ 
temperatures reached un-February- like heights. 



Heather Farrar 

- abounded on campus earlier this week, when the 



Alexander to head UT; hasty 
search ends in controversy 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

The 
transition of administrative 
leadership is not proving as 
smooth for the University of 
Tennessee as it did for MC. 

In an 

unprecedented move, UT's 
presidential search committee 
cut short its search to vote 
unanimously select ex- 
governor Lamar Alexander as 
the next president of the 
university system. On 

January 22, the Board of 
Trustees voted 21-0 to 
confirm Alexander's 

nomination . 

The abbreviated 
search has raised controversy 
among students, faculty, and 
some community members 
who feel that the search 



committee neglected 



its 



obligation and failed to follow 
due process. Seventeen other 
candidates were never 
interviewed. 

One trustee , Paul 
Kinser of Chattanooga, 



abstained from the voting, 
calling the hasty process an 
insult to people who had 
worked to ensure a thorough 
search. 

Other trustees have 
said that it would be unfair to 
continue the time and expense 
of the search, only to return 
to first choice Alexander. 

UT - Knoxville, 
student Michelle Bullis echoed 
this idea, saying, "Maybe they 
should have gone through 
with the process, but he 
[Alexander] probably would 
have gotten the nomination 
anyway. The other interviews 
would have been pointless.* 

Bullis also said of 
the search, "It doesn't really 
bother me, since Lamar 
[Alexander] was the first 

choice . " 

Another UTK 

student, Tim Dial, had no 
problems with the committee's 
actions; he said, 'Tor once, 
they didn't go through the red 
tape that you would expect 
UT to go through." 



Among those 

opposing the manner of the 
nomination are UTK student 
body President Rusty Gray, 
UT - Chattanooga professor 
Peter Pringle, and the 21- 
member advisory panel of 
faculty, students, and staff 
appointed by Bill Johnson, 
trustee and head of the search 
committee . The panel , 
chaired by Irvin Reid, dean 
of UTCs School of Business 
Administration, made a last- 
minute attempt to delay the 
nomination . 

Alexander, asked 
last August to become a 
candidate for the post, 
refused, hinting that he 
might enter the 19SS 
presidential race . 

In November, 

Johnson asked Alexander to 
reconsider; Alexander told 
Johnson he would postpone a 
decision until after the 
completion of his sabbatical in 
Australia. 

On January 13, 
Alexander notified Johnson 



Feb. Meetings to 
center on hunger 



by Lynn King 

"The Challenge of 
World Hunger" is the title of 
the CIV program to be 
presented at MC February 25, 
as well as the theme around 
which the 1988 February 
Meetings will revolve . 

Guest speaker 

Arthur Simon is the founding 
executive director of Bread 
for the World, a Christian 
citizens' movement and the 
nation's largest lobby that 
focuses on hunger issues. 

Simon is a Lutheran 
clergyman whose book Bread 
for the World won the 
national Religious Book 
Award in 1976 and currently 
has more than 300,000 copies 
in print. 

Other books by 
Simon include Faces of 
Poverty, and Christian Faith 
and Public Policy — No 
Grounds for Divorce. He has 
also written articles for a 
number of major journals and 
publications, in addition to 
appearing on the Today Show 
for World Food Day in the 
fall 'of 1986, the PBS 
documentary "Fight Against 
Hunger," NPR radio, and 
other national and local 
interviews. Incidentally, he 
is the brother of Democratic 
presidential hopeful Paul 
Simon . 

Simon's CIV 

presentation is scheduled for 
Thursday, February 25, at 11 
a.m. in the FAC Music Hall. 
In addition to the CIV, 
Simon will visit Dr. Scott 
Brunger's class in Economic 
Development on the following 
Friday and will conduct a 
Dorm Discussion in Lloyd 
lobby at 7 p.m. Friday 



night. 

Why hunger as the 
focus of this year's annual 
time of religious emphasis? "I 
think it's a very valid and 
important issue," Chaplain 
Earl Rash said. He believes 
that it is particularly 

important for college students 
to consider the issues involved 
and to ask the question"How 
can we as individuals have an 
impact?" 

Rash believes that 
Bread for the World has 
impact transcending the 
mechanical, as this action- 
oriented group raises issues, 
as opposed to merely 
combating hunger . 

Essentially, 
through aiming its efforts at 
changing legislation, national 
policy, etc., Bread for the 
World works to change the 
situations which allow the 
existence of hunger in 
addition to the more 
immediate action of working 
to alleviate it. 

Rash describes this 
year's somewhat streamlined 
approach to February 
Meetings as an"effort to 
concentrate." Historically, 
the meetings lasted for an 
entire week; classes were even 
cancelled in the early days of 
February Meetings when 
there was "almost a captive 
audience," according to 
Rash. 

Now , however , as 
the meetings are competing 
with so many different 
interests, it seems more 
effective to incorporate 
February Meetings into 
regularly scheduled areas, 

see Meetings p. 5 



that he wished to be 
considered for the post. Soon 
after, the committee 

nominated him. He will take 
office July 1, when UT's 
current president, Ed Boling, 
will retire. 

In a January 20 
speech to UTK students and 
the Faculty Senate, quoted in 
the Daily Beacon, Alexander 
said,' "The first step is to find 
who we are and to be 
confident with ourself.' " 



He feels confident 
that, although he is not an 
academician by occupation, 
he will be able to effectively 
administrate UT. 

He plans to eschew 
partisan politics on a national 
and state level; he will only 
change his plan if nominated 
to run for vice-president on 
the 19SS ticket. He considers 
the chances for a nomination 
remote . 



2 - Friday . February 5 . 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Hazelwood case 
chips at First 

"A school need not tolerate student speech that is 
inconsistent with its basic educational mission even though the 
government could not censor similar speech outside the school," 
wrote Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White for the court. 

The decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kulilmcier 
sets a dangerous precedent in limiting high school students' First 
Amendment rights. 

Several high school officials have assured reporters from 
the Associated Press and the Knoxville News-Sentinel thai they 
will not take advantage of the ruling to censor student publications 
unless it is "absolutely necessary" to do so. But if even one 
principal abuses this ruling to make a p-r or a "cheerleader" out of 
a student publication, the harm is real and rights have been 
sacrificed . 

All journalistic publications — professional or otherwise — 
are bound by principle to adhere to accuracy, truthfulness, 
impartiality, and good taste. No such publication should be bound 
by government of school pressures to print only a certain kind of 
news. 

The two articles in question in the Hazelwood 
case concerned parental divorce, seen through students' eyes, and 
teen pregnancy . 

if the articles, printed in a school publication called 
Spectrum in 19S3, were slanted, salacious, or poorly researched, 
the advisor should have omitted them from that edition and 
perhaps sent them back to the reporters for revision. That is the 
job of the editors and publishers on the "real world." It is not the 
job of the government or of a school administrator. 

Yet the Supreme Court has given that power to them. 

If the effect of this ruling is to prevent the publication of 
articles that do not follow journalistic ethics, then it will be 
tolerable in practice, albeit deplorable in principle. Unfortunately, 
however, some principals and school officials will probubly use the 
ruling to censor content that they consider inappropriate. Needless 
to say, what student journalists consider appropriate and what 
school officials consider appropriate do not always mesh . The Echo 
has encountered this phenomenon . 

Censorship of journalistic publications can go in two 
directions, both poisonous to journalistic ethics and to First 
Amendment rights: the publication may become useless and 
toothless, or it may become dangerous, containing implied or 
actual propaganda that is taken for truth by the readers. 

If this warning sounds like paranoia, consider the media 
that you encounter every day. Student publications can be as 
significant to their readers as the nightly news or the New York 
Times is to others, and just as entitled to full First Amendment 
protection. 

Highland Echo 




Student explains room search 



Editor 

Assistant editor 

Typesetter 

Ad Representative 

Advisor 




Jennifer C . Worth 

Andi Bristol 

Frank Schubert 

Leah Mueller 

Joanne Lax-Farr 



by Andi Bristol 

The room 
inspection two weeks ago by 
Student Affairs upset me, as I 
am sure it did many of you. I 
don't like the idea of anyone 
being in my room around my 
personal effects when I am 
not there. 

On the other hand, I 
understand the need for these 
safety inspections and realize 
that advance warning would 
defeat the purpose of 
inspecting at all, because 
people who were aware of the 
violations could hide the 
safety problems during the 
period of inspection then 
return the potentially 
hazardous materials to use . 

The purpose for the 
inspection was to look for fire 
hazards, such as improper 
extension cords and high 
wattage appliances and rodent 
and insect risks such as open 



food, dirty dishes, and 
general mess. 

Contrary to the 
rumors that have abounded 
since the inspection, Jane 
Richardson, dean of 

students, did not search 
drawers or closets looking for 
any other types of violations. 
Closets were opened to check 
for refrigerators, and drawers 
were opened in some cases, 
but only far enough to release 
any cords tangled in them . 

If Richardson had 
been actively searching out 
other drug or alcohol 
violations, wouldn't a lot of 
people have been written up? 
Only one person was written 
up, and that was because the 
violation was out in plain 
view . 

I know for a fact that 
if they had been looking for 
other violations of that sort a 
good many of us students 
would have been written up, 



but we weren't. The purpose 
of the inspection was clearly 
stated and strictly adhered to. 

I don't like people 
going through my room any 
more than anyone else does, 
but I do realize that the 
inspection rectified several 
hazards in the dorms — 
hazards that if left alone 
could have killed or injured 
any of us. 

I also don't like it 
when rumors explode to 
proportions that are 

unbelievable; there are better 
ways to state a complaint or 
vent frustration about the way 
this college is run. When 
there are enough problems 
with the way this school is 
run, there is no need for lies 
to be spread . 

Finally , anyone who 
had something confiscated 
may claim his property in the 
Office of Student Affairs . 



Afghanistan situation: 
Senator calls for action now 



Photographers: Catherine Cain, Jennifer Chastain, M. Leigh Emery, 
Heather Farrar Staff Writers: Lori Chambers, Craig Farmer , Pam 



The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 4 pm on Sundays preceding printing dates . Material 
may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on the second 
floor of Fayerweather . The Echo is printed on alternate Thursdays by 
the Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times . 

To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C . Worth . Box 2595. 



by Senator 
Humphrey 



Gordon J. 



In its seven years of 
bloody warfare in 

Afghanistan, the Soviet Army 
has inflicted over one million 
casualties, mostly among non- 
combatants ~ women , 
children, and the elderly -- 
and produced five million 
Afghan refugees. 

Tragically, the 

Soviets have largely succeeded 
in hiding their gristly crimes 
from the world. As 

catalogued by a number of 
human rights groups, these 



include burning civilians 
alive, bayonetting pregnant 
women, Hinging the elderly 
from helicopters, and 

bombing and shelling villages 
indiscriminately. The scale is 
so vast that a United Nations 

report warn that it 
inevitably to a situation 
approaching genocide." 

In spite of these 
atrocities, for most nations, 
ours included, it's "business 
as usual" with the Soviets and 
their puppets in Kabul. 

Afghan "puppet" 

diplomats are still recognized 
as the d as the legitimate 



representatives of the Afghan 
people at the United Nations. 
The Afghan seat at the U.N. 
is held by traitors who 
maintain that Soviet forces 
were "invited" to Afghanistan 
to heln maintain order. The 
New York Times I has rightly 
called for the expulsion of 
these imposters. But its call 
has gone unheeded by the 
U.S. and other governments. 

While we encourage 
and assist the Afghan 
resistance in its struggle to 
liberate Afghanistan, we 



see Afghan p. 3 



COMMENTARY 



Friday. Februarys, 1988 - 3 



Afghan from p. 2 

confer legitimacy on a regime 
which is cooperating with the 
Soviets in the genocide of the 
Afghan people . 

By sending these 
mixed signals, the United 
States appears weak in its 
support of the Afghan 
freedom struggle. 

Unfortunately, the American 
people, generally uninformed 
as to the extent of carnage in 

Afghanistan, ask few hard 
questions of our government. 

Americans deserve 
better than half-hearted 
policy in Afghanistan. You 
can play a role by letting your 
representatives in Washington 
know how you feel about the 
U.S. maintaining diplomatic 
relations with a government 
that has overseen the murder 
of a million of its own 
citizens. 

College students can 
also assist the Afghan freedom 
fight in other ways. Students 
can organize letter-writing 
campaigns, fund-raising 

drives, class donations of food 
and clothing, and peaceful 
demonstrations in support of 
the resistance. Student groups 
can show various films 
depicting the fight in 



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Afghanistan to raise 

awareness of their peers . 

Additionally, 
students can become active by 
sponsoring Afghan patients 
for medical treatment in the 
United States. Wounded 
freedom fighters and refugees 
arrive in the United States 



every month, needing 

sponsors to arrange hospital 
care and other assistance. My 
office and the congressional 
task force on Afghanistan will 
be happy to assist you in this 
effort . 

These are tangible 
ways you can help the Afghan 



people — a people who need 
your help desperately. 

They can't do it 
alone, though. Let's do all we 
can to help the Afghans 
regain their country and live 
in peace again . 



Inmate 
requests 

letters 

I am a prisoner on 
death row at the Arizona State 
Prison, and I was wondering 
if you would do me a favor. 
I have been here for quite a 
while and have no friends or 
family on the outside to write 
to. So, I was wondering if 
you would put an ad or maybe 
an announcement in your 
campus newspaper for me, 
for correspondence. I know 
that you are not a pen pal 
club or anything like that, 
but I would really appreciate 
it if you could help me . 

I am a caucasion 
male, age 40, who desires 
correspondence with either 
male or female college 
students. I want to form a 
friendly relationship and more 
or less just exchange past 
experiences and ideas. 

I will answer all 
letters and exchange pictures. 
If interested, write to Box B- 
3S604, Florence, Arizona, 
85232. 

Sincerely yours , 
Jim Jeffers 



NEWS/FEATURE 



'88 grads' job outlook brightens 



(OCR) - An annual 
study of more than 1 ,000 
employers reports it's going to 
be a good year for college 
grads. 

The survey, 

conducted by Michigan State 
University's Placement 

Services, shows job openings 
lor new grads will be up 3.S 
percent tins year. 

Even though large 
corporations have been 
cutting back their stall's, 
many cuts have been at 
middle-management levels . 
They often have openings in 



entry-level positions. 

Still, new college 
graduates will find most job 
opportunities in small 

corporations and businesses. 
Many smaller companies are 
increasing their new hires by 
10 to 17 percent. 

Starting salaries for 
grads with a bachelor's degree 
will average about $22,600, 
up three percent from a year 
ago. Grads with master's 
degrees will average about 
$27,700, and MBAs will earn 
about $31,260. Pll.D.S can 
expect to earn slightly more, 



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Of course, 
differ considerably among 
professions. A new chemical 
engineer with a bachelor's 
degree will earn about 
$30,200. However, a new 
teacher will average $19,000 
(up 2.S percent from last 
year). 

Job opportunities 

differ from one region of the 
country to another. Best is 
the Southwest, followed by 
the Northeast, Southeast, 
and North Central regions. 



Money woes cause dropouts 



COLLEGE 

PARK, MI) (CPS) - About a 
third of the students who 
drop out of college leave for 
money reasons, a five-year 
examination of dropout 
patterns by the University of 
Maryland concluded. 

Trying to discover 
why students left college 
before graduating, Maryland's 
Student Affairs Office started 
following the progress of some 
800 1980 freshmen, divided 
into a "representative" group 



of students from varied 
backgrounds and a "minority 

group' of black students. 

In all, almost IS 
percent of the "representative 
group" and 21 percent of the 
"minority group" eventual!) 
left college. 

Thirty-two percent of 
the •'representative" and 44 
percent of the "minority" 
dropouts said they left for 
financial reasons. 

"That's a problem 
that higher education is facing 



right now," conceded 

Maryland Chancellor John 
Slaughter; 'This campus must 
(provide more financial aid], 
but this campus shares that 
problem with the rest of the 
nation." 

The Maryland study 
also showed that few of the 
dropouts used the counseling 
and advising resources 

available on the campus to 
help them solve money 
problems. 




4 Friday , February 5 , 19S8 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Auditions set 
for Our Town 



by Jennifer ( '. Worth 



At exactly 42 
degrees, 40 minute latitude 
and 70 degrees, 37 minutes 
longitude lies (i rover's 
Corners, New Hampshire, 
the setting for Thornton 
Wilder's 1938 play. Our 
Town . 

Our Town will be MC 
Theatre's spring production. 
Auditions will be held 
February 17 and IS. Theatre 
Director Frank Bradley is 
looking for a large cast . 
There are approximately six 
major female roles and six 
major male roles; three roles 
are especially large: George, 
Emily, and the Stage 
Manager, the enigmatic 
figure who narrates the play, 
takes on various minor roles, 
and occasionally serves as 
Greek Chorus. In addition, 
there are numerous smaller 
roles; the play provides for an 
unlimited number of towns 
people . 

Bradley said of his 
choice, "Our Town is one of 
those plays that is often done 
and always welcomed." He 
added, "I like Our Town, 
despite the fact that it is often 
done . " 

He is quick to stress 
that the plays popularity does 
not make it trite. On the 
contrary he said, "The play 
lends itself to new 
interpretations." 

MC's production 
of Our Town will be based on 
Bradley's interpretation, 

which will, avoid nostalgia 
and over-sentimentality. 

Bradley said , "Typical 
productions of Our Town tend 
to go overboard in 
sentimentality . The play 
doesn't lend itself to that .... 
It's another approach that I'm 
taking." 

That approach is 
founded on Bradley's 
conviction that the play does 
not intend to draw the 
audience into small-town 
nostalgia, but rather to 
observe Wilder's slice-of-life 
presentation from a removed 
vantage point. 

"It's as if we, the 
audience, are standing outside 
this culture," said Bradley, 
adding, "I'm going to make a 
conscious effort to distance 
the audience from that 
lifetpresented in the playl." 

Bradley pointed to 
the presence of the pragmatic 
Stage Manager, who serves, 
through his comments on the 
action and his direct addresses 
to the audience, to de- 
sentimentalize the play and to 



separate the audience from 
the play. 

The set that 
Bradley plans will also de- 
sentimentalize the pla> . as 
well as to emphasize its 
universal themes and motifs. 
The stage, as instructed by 
Wilder's stage directions, will 
be bare and black. Bradley 
said of this design, " That's 
not very sentimental." 
Starlight will be projected 
behind and around the acting 
area. " It's in an undefinable. 
almost unearthly kind of 
setting," Bradley said. 

What is the play 
about? " It deals in many ways 
with people's problems with 
relating to each other," 
Bradley said. Problems with 
relationships — social, 
familial, and romantic — are 
compounded by the reserved 
nature of the people and the 
culture. The society of turn- 
of- the- century rural New 
England was extremely 
reserved in terms of 
relationships; Bradley said of 
the play, " It deals with the 
way human beings can go 
through life stifling 

themselves." 

Although often 

perceived as presenting life 
under a rosy glow, Our Town 



contains a 



combination of 



the pleasant and unpleasant" 
said Bradley. There is a birth 
and marriage, but there is 
also loss and death . 

At any rate, Our 
Town will be a familiar name 
to the area theatre goers. 
Bradley sees that as an asset. 
He said, "people enjoy seeing 
what they know." 

This production is 

not to be strictly an MC 
effort; Bradley hopes to attract 
community members, as well 
as MC students, faculty, and 
staff. He feels that more 
widespread town-mlWf 

participation would "bring the 
community together." 



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By the time regitering students reached this station, manned by Barbara Bolt and Anne Marcum. they were near 
the end of the tedious process . 



Tommy Knockers fails to 
score for frightmaster King 



byRuss Tliomas 



The 



talented "fright man" of 
writing at this time has a 
mere four books out doing 
well on the shelves. Stephen 
King, author of Misery, It, 
The Eye of the Dragon and 
now The Tommy Knockers 
reportedly received S10 
million in advance for the 
latter two. 

As I read The 
Tommy Knockers, I wonder 
why King received so much 
for it. The Tommy Knockers 
was not scary; it was gross. 

When King can't 
frighten you to death, he'll 
try to gross you out. This 

added that this particular play 
would be especially suitable 
for that kind of cooperation . 



book is full of vomit, 
menstrual blood, and green 
slime. Even the Electrolux 
goes insane. 

Bobbi Anderson is 
King's heroine until she 
begins to change. She is a 
novelist who lives alone in 
Maine with her dog, Peter. 
She is slim, trim, and pretty, 
and as King puts it, "has 
small breasts," with her hair 
pulled back in a pony tail. 

Anderson finds a 
buried flying saucer that 
causes music in one's head and 
blood to flow from one's 
nose. The metal from the 
saucer also makes Peter 
younger. She digs the saucer 
out of the ground. 

The hero of this 
story is Jim Gardner, a 
drunken poet who was in love 
with Bobbi some time ago. He 
wants to kill himself but 



won't because he feels Bobbi 
needs him . 

lie goes to help and 
is safe from The Tommy 
Knockers because of a steal 
plate in his head. He finds 
Bobbi crazy because the aliens 
made her dig up the ship 
alone. They've also taught 
her neat inventions to save 
time and money, like how to 
power her house on D-cell 
batteries. 

The more of the 

ship she digs up, the more 

people in town become sick. 

/ery time the reader begins 

to be interested in a 
character, King kills him off. 

I see no way $10 
million is appropriate for this 
book. King mentions he's had 
the book on his desk since 
1982. That's were it should 
have stayed. 





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hdents needing to drop or add courses during registration January 25. waited in this line for one or two hours . 



itty Williams wins with 
ood Morning , Vietnam 



\y Jennifer C . Worth 



"Good 
lorning, Vietnam!" exclaims 
lie strident voice on Armed 
forces Radio, Saigon. And 
JIs listen . 

The voice belongs to 
idrian Cronauer, played by 
Lobin Williams. As Saigon's 
|e\vest deejay he brings fresh 
lergy and sharp wit to 
lemoralized troops . 

Jnfortunately, his superiors 
lo not admire him — his 
lrofanity, his satire, his dirty 
)kes, and his rock music -- 

the troops do. And thus 
movie is born . 

Good Morning , 

ietnam is not an ordinary 
r ietnam movie. Except for 
iveral montages, there are 

battle scenes. Cronauer's 
|ght is behind the lines . 

To a sergeant-major 
jith no humor and a 
|eutenant to whom the height 

comedy is having jokes 



published in Reader's Digest, 
Cronauer is subversive. They 
detest his biting assessments 
of military intelligence 
("Everybody we meet, we ask 
'em if they're the enemy"), 
and news censorship 

("According to the army, 
nothing at all happened in 
Saigon today"), and almost 
everything else, from jungle 
wear to the weather . 

To troops fighting an 
increasingly unwinnable war 
for increasingly unclear 
reasons, Cronauer's hours on 
the air are both a source of 
diverting entertainment and a 
form of release. As a 
sympathetic senior officer 
notes, Cronauer is just what 
Vietnam morale needs. 

But the intricacies of 
Vietnamese loyalties and the 
labyrinthine course of 
military justice take their toll 
of Cronauer and his position. 

Good Morning , 

Vietnam is just the vehicle for 
Williams needed to showcase 



his talents: his rapid-fire 
improvisational comedy that 
makes him such a hit on stage 
and his dramatic acting, seen 
in some of his earlier films. 

Williams is a delight 
in Good Morning , Vietnam , as 
is the supporting cast. For 
instance, few moviegoers will 
forget polka-playing Lt. Hauk 
("In my heart, I know I'm 
funny.") 

This movie is not 
perfect. For instance, several 
tired cliches surface, such as 
the virtuous young 

Vietnamese girl torn between 
her attraction to the GI and 
her commitment to her 
country's rich culture and 
uncertain future. But 

Williams' strong performance 
and the successful partnership 
of scripting and casting 
overshadow the flaws 

Go see 
Morning , Vietnam . 
the meantime, 
something by Martha Reeves 
and the Vandellas 



Good 

And in 

here's 



Ic etingS from p. 1 

as CIV programs . 
pruary Meetings through 
years have had to change 
meet the needs of the 
>ple within the culture," 
|sh said . 

Rash said of Arthur 
ion, "We really ought to 
fortunate to have him 
|e," adding that he hopes 
|dents will take advantage 
the opportunity to hear 
»on at the CIV and to 
'nd the Dorm Discussion as 
II. 

February Meetings 
fe been a Marvville College 



tradition since 1876. Themes 
have customarily been chosen 
to reflect the tone of the 
times, as evidenced by such 
examples as "Days of Heaven 
upon Earth" in 1898, "What is 
Pearl Harbour?" in 1944, and 
"Loss of Identity and New 

Styles of Life" in 1967. 

The meetings are 
currently supported by an 
endowment of the John Vant 
Stephens, Jr., Memorial 
Lecture Fund, in honor of 
this former member of the 
Maryville College Board of 
Directors . 



MADISON, 
WIS. (CPS) - Students are 
not pursuing the opposite sex 
the way they used to, 
University of Wisconsin 
journalism students have 
found . 

Fifty-six percent of 
the students said they used 
condoms more than they used 
to, and two-thirds of the 
students who said they had 
had multiple sexual partners 
during the last year said they 
would decrease the number, 
Professor Sharon Dunwoody, 
who supervised the survey of 
438 undergraduates, 

reported . 



Rock'n'roll 'Poison'? 



by Mike Wallace 

I have always loved 
rock and roll. But lately my 
ears have noticed a band 
whose music is polluting t he- 
air waves. 

When I first heard 
the infamous L.A. band, 
Poison, I thought they were 
just another run-of-the-mill 
band that would soon vanish 
like most bands of their 
caliber. But with 

unappealing songs and a lot of 
makeup,' Poison somehow 
managed to make it big. 

Songwriting is the 
worst element of this hard- 
rocking quartet, in songs like 
"Talk Dirty to Me" the bleach- 
blond C. C. De Vill wails out 
clicheed guitar lines that 
make your ears beg for a 
vintage Van Ilalen album . 

De Vill's guitar 



'•I Want 

only show 

musical 



licks in unison with Brett 
Michael's dull voice and long- 
practiced lyrics, as in the 
ingeniously titled 
Action Tonight," 
the hand's 

insensibility. 

Poison's appearance 
is more shocking than their 
music is artless. Copying the 
once-upon-a-time supergroup 
Kiss, the four glamorous boys 
look like cover girls for 
McCalls magazine. I guess 
the eyeshadow is trying to 
make up for their poor music. 

The only thing I 
like about this band is their 
appropriately titled debut 
album — Ijook What the Cat 
Dragged In. Poison survived 
only because of their glam- 
rock outfits and makeup. 

They wear it well, 
but their music could use 
some dressing up of its own. 



SHORTS 



(OCR) Pornography for women is the idea behind Crowbar, a 
magazine being developed by a group of feminist students at Yale 
U. "Most erotic art or porn is aimed at men," said one of the 
magazine's founders, "and women don't enjoy looking at erotic 
images. Porn can be made with a female in mind and can go 
beyond sexism and homophobia." The first issue should be out 
later this month . 

(OCR) — Underground newspapers may be resurging, if the 
University of Tennessee system is any indication. It now has two 
alternative student papers: The Fourteenth Circle at UT-Martin and 
The Lame Monkey at UT-Knoxville . Are they part of a 
nationwide trend echoing the '6Us7 San Francisco's Center for 
Investigative Reporting said it's hard to say; keeping track of the 
numbers is tough, since "they often come and go in six months." 

(OCR) — Video cheating has emerged as the latest student shortcut 
to reading . Instead of reading classics like The Grapes of Wrath or 
Wut he ring Heights , students have been renting the movies. And 
the trend doesn't sit well with educators. Education videos are 
nothing new, but they're meant to supplement the written 
material, not replace it. Said one professor, "If it's institutionally 
approved, the consequences would be appalling; people would cease 
learning how to read . " 

(OCR) — Making good on a campaign promise, the president of 
the University of Alabama student government association has 
launched a computer system that will allow students to buy and sell 
used textbooks without going to local book stores. Students who 
want to sell books must fill out a form and drop it in one of 11 
SGA boxes on campus. Students scan the list and, if they find a 
book they want, receive the seller's name, address, and phone 
number. 

(OCR) -- Knee-high boots and shovels are part of the uniform for 
the Judson College students who are pursuing an equine science 
minor — one of two or three such minors offered in the Southeast. 
Besides cleaning out stalls, students start out learning how to 
saddle and bridle horses, how to groom them, and the rules and 
etiquette of the show world . 

(OCR) — No permit means no parking . Army recruiters regularly 
land helicopters on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U. campus 
when they come to recruit students . But they went too far the last 
time they visited. Their chopper took up several precious parking 
spots in an already overcrowded lot. Campus police officers didn't 
care who the machine belonged to — and slapped a ticked on it for 
violating parking regulations. 




6 -Friday. Februarys, 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



TheCandidates 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



Jobs key to 
budget 

Senator 
Paul Simon, bow-tie clad and 
plain-faced, asks in his 
campaign slogan, "Isn't is 
time to believe again?" 

From a small town 
in downstate Illinois, Simon 
runs heartland-based 

campaign promising truth in 
advertising, an approach that 
has benefitted from the 
credibility lapses of other 
candidates. 

Simon also promises 
to balance the budget by 
1992. The key to this plan is 
a drop in unemployment, to 
yield 45 billion dollars, and 
lowered interest rates, to 
yield between 30 and 40 
billion dollars. lie would 
offer tax incentives to urge 
job creation in the private 
sector, hoping a drop in 
interest rates .vould follow. 

If those measures 
do not succeed, Simon would 
raise income taxes for the 
above-$100,000 bracket and 
institute oil-import fees, a 
"hidden tax." 

He would, in 
addition, cut 10 to 20 billion 
dollars from defense . 

He has energetically 
touted his Guaranteed Job 
Opportunity Program, 

reminiscent of Franklin 
Roosevelt's Work Progress 
Administration. The 

program would provide simple 

Bush stays 
moderate 

For seven 
years, he has held the second- 
highest office in the country; 
now he is aiming a step 
higher. 

Vice-President 
George Bush is coming out 
from behind the President's 
elbow to lead, with the help 
of his name recognition 
factor, the Republican 
hopefuls. 

His economic 

platform is optimistic. For 
instance, he has solemnly 
promised not to raise taxes, 
but he has not yet presented 
"white papers" outlining 
specific budget plans. 

Push is the only 
Republican candidate who 
wholeheartedly supports the 
Intermediate Nuclear Forces 
<INF) treaty. He lauds the 
Reagcn-Gorbachev agreement 
not only for setting a schedule 
for the reduction of nuclear 
missiles in Furope, but also 




work projects for persons out 
of work more than five 
weeks. The pay would be 
minimum wage or 10 percent 
over the recipient's welfare or 
unemployment pay, 

whichever is higher; 

participants would work 32- 
hour weeks, with a day free 
for jobhunting . 

As Senator, Simon 
voted for the balanced-budget 
amendment and for Gramm- 
Rudman, underscoring his 
belief to a balanced budget. 

When U.S. News 
and World Reports asked 
Simon what the first thing he 

would do as president would 
be, he answered that he 
would immediately try to halt 
U.S. -Soviet nuclear testing. 




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for what he considers the 
breakthrough in verification. 

Bush promises that 
his own presidency would be 
effective in dealing with U.S.- 
Soviet relations, pointing to 
his diplomatic missions to 
Moscow during the past seven 
years. 

Some of the issues 
in the Bush platform, such as 



Kemp 
aims right 

Representative 
Jack Kemp is trying to 
become, in the voters' eyes, 
the conservative alternative to 
Republican front-runners 

George Bush and Robert 
Dole. 

His most vocal 
stance, so far, has been his 
outspoken pledge to preserve 
Social Security benefits, 
which he has championed in 
response to what he sees as 
legislative threats to the 
program. 

In public statements 
and ads, Kemp has accused 
Bush and Dole of trying in 
the past to freeze Social 
Security benefits. Newsweek 
quoted him as saying that 
anyone who wants to mess 
around with Social Security 
could use " 'a prefrontal 
lobotomy . '" 

Kemp has discussed 
an optimistic budget plan. 
Whereas several candidates, 
like Simon and Bruce Babbitt, 
are grudgingly including tax 
increases in their budget 
"white paper" and others, 
such as Bush, are refusing to 
raise taxes, Kemp intends to 
cut taxes. 

He also promises to 
include subsidies for the poor 
in his economy. 

These measures will 
be offset with financial 
reform, the details of which 
are vague. 

One important 



support for education and 
prevention of government 
corruption, are distinctly 
noncontroversial . Other 

issues, like his opposition to 
abortion, are more sensitive. 

The albatross of the 
Bush campaign is the Iran- 
Contra scandal . Bush claims 
no decision-level 

involvement, saying he didn't 
know about the proposed deal 
until December 1986. The 
Tower Commission findings 
back him up, but some 
journalists and investigators 
have pointed to earlier memos 
as indicating that Bush was 
involved earlier and more 
extensively. 

Bush and his public 

relations team have been 
energetically attacking the 
vice-president's "wimp" 

image. In the first debate 
among the Republican 
candidates, Bush showed calm 
tenacity in his tendency not 
to pick fights but to answer in 
kind when attacked. 




budget tool, according to 
Kemp, would be a line-item 
veto for the budget, which 
would allow the Chief 
Executive to veto some of the 
expenditures and revenues in 
the Congressional budget plan 
without rejecting the entire 
proposed budget . 

Kemp, pointing to 
the economic indicators that 
signal a growing economy, 
does not share the bleak, 
"drastic-change-is-needed" 
outlook of most of the other 
candidates. 

Kemp is outspoken 
on the issue of foreign policy , 
especially U.S. -Soviet 

relations. He feels the U.S. 
needs to be stronger in this 
area. 

He also feels 
strongly about abortion. He 
opposes legalized abortion , 
contending that not only the 
mother but also the unborn 
child should have 

constitutional protection. 



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changed 




Populism: 
Will it win 
Gephart ? 

Four years 
ago, when President Reagan's 
landslide reelection was still 
in the works, Congressman 
Richard Gephardt decided to 
run for the job. Three years 
later, he became the first 
candidate to register for the 
1988 presidential campaign. 

Gephardt's platform 
is based in populist appeal. 
For instance, he has promised 
not to trim any middle-class 
benefits. His ads and 

speeches are full of negative 
references to "corporate 
America" and "the 

establishment . " 

His economic stance 
is also influenced by populism 
and nationalism, seen in his 
"get tough" trade attitude. 
He favors measures that would 
undercut America's trade 
deficits, while at the same 
time denying charges of 
protectionism . 

In the House, he 
authored the Gephardt 
Amendment, which protects 
American labor. One specific 
measure he favors is an oil- 
import fee, a "hidden tax," 
which would assist domestic 
oil producers but mean a price 
rise at the gas pump. 

His plan to attack the 
deficit includes 35 billion 
dollars, to be extracted from 
stricter enforcement of the 
IRS. 

He is committed to 
revitalizing education. He 
also spoken out 
Nicaragua, favoring a cutofll 
in aid to the contras paired 
with hardheaded negotiations! 
with the Sandinistas. 

On some issues, 
including his opposition to 
movie colorization, he has 
been accused of trying to be 
all things to all people. He 
has equivocated on his view of 
abortion; he now says that the 
current law should not be 






Seen as possessing 
what Time described as | 
basic set of heartland values,! 
Gephardt is popular anion? 
his House colleagues: SO or so| 
support his campaign. 



(First of a series on the 19m 
- Presidential candidates^ 



(OCR) — A 67-year-old student senator at the University 
Wisconsin-Madison said he's now doing what he should have cloij 
45 years ago. The oldest senator (by nearly 40 years), Rictoj 
Goglio returned to school in 1978 in order to be able to use j 
campus swimming pool. He credits his excellent physic] 
condition to daily, half-mile swims and the three-mile VJ 
between his Madison home and the UW. 



SPORTS 



Friday, February 5. 1988-7 



SHORTS 



(OCR) — Amid accusations of blatant sexism, the University of 
Minnesota's wrestling team is organizing a squad of "Gold Rush 
Girls," who will help promote the wrestling team. Organizers say 
it's a good way to get women involved in men's wrestling, but 
some opponents argue that the wrestling program is trying to put 
[women in a subservient ro i. 

(OCR) ~ Are they sick or something? In an attempt to gain a 
greater understanding of student life, members of the University 

>f Minnesota Board of Regents recently toured the campus and 
lined in the cafeteria — much to the horror of a student newspaper 
Ireporter. "Not only did they voluntarily eat dorm food," he 
Iwrote, "they actually enjoyed the stuff. Now, more than ever, 
Istudents have a reason to worry about about the mental capacities 
|of the regents." 

(OCR) — An annual snowball fight across a street at the University 
>f Nebraska-Lincoln injured several people. Students from 
Iresidence halls and Greek houses also threw rocks, eggs, and ice, 
las well as snowballs. The battle caused $1,000 of damage in 
broken windows, and police had to set up roadblocks to protect 
(passers-by . 

[OCR) — Hold your breath. Long Beach City College's student 
government association recently held a contest to see how many 
bodies could be stuffed into a portable toilet. Believe it or not, 
)ne group managed to pack 22 people into one of the green plastic 

(•eceptacles. 

(OCR) ~ Twenty-one "clean-cut" Mississippi College students 
pled guilty to spray-painting the initials "MC" across the Delta 
State University campus prior to the start of the annual football 
| game against Delta State . They were each fined $23 . 50 . 



[OCR) — Storing guns in dorm rooms violates Western Kentucky 
University rules, but some students are doing it anyway. Some of 
|he students say they like to hunt on weekends, and it's a "hassle" 
[o go home and get their guns. One woman said her gun got 
aiixed in with her things when she moved from home. And one 
tun owner fears that his weapon will get stolen if he leaves it in his 



tar. 



eamwork succeeds for 
jl 3—4 Scots on the court 

\by Craig Farmer 



The men's varsity 
(basketball team seems to have 
[found the formula for 
[success. They started the 
|season with two wins and two 
[losses , and now after seven 
[wins in a row, they have a 
current record of 13 wins and 
[four losses. They are 7-2 in 
the 0.D.A.C (Olu 

)ominion Athletic 

Conference) . 

When asked about 

the team's turnaround from 
last season, Coach Randy D. 

^ambert emphasized some of 



the major points that make 
the team work and win. He 
said "Each player has learned 
his role on the floor and the 
fundamentals of better 
defense . " 

The Scots' multiple 
defense system (man, zone, 
pressure), along with team 
chemistry have enabled them 
to win. The team gets its 
strength from unity. Lambert 
said, "There's no room for 
individualistic play on this 
team." The Scots probably 
won't have someone on the all- 
tournament team because of, 
according to Lambert , "the 
consistency of five players and 

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by Nancy Oberholtzer 

Maryville 
College sports are in the last 
year with ODAC - the Old 
Dominion Athletic 

Conference . According to 
Randy Lambert , MC's 
athletic director, the financial 
and academic burden was too 
great to tolerate any longer . 

MC currently 

belongs to ODAC, along with 
seven other colleges from the 
Virginia area. That means 
MC athletes must drive to 
Virginia for every conference 
game . 

This conference is 
not limited to football. It 
includes soccer , men's 
basketball , and baseball . 
That's a lot of time on the 
road for the athletes involved 
in these sports; it's also 
expensive . 



MC women's 

athletic teams belong to 
WIAC - the Women's 
Intercollegiate Athletic 

Conference. They play teams 
in Kentucky and Tennessee 
and don't have to travel so 
far. 

According to 

Lambert, MC is currently 
working on several options, 
but it takes time. 
Applications must be 

submitted to the various 
conferences, and, as with any 
bureaucracy, there is a lot of 
red tape to wade through. 

Lambert said, "It's 
going to be an ongoing thing 
for some time. I don't see 
anything changing for the 
next three or four months." 

Lambert said that 
there are three options 
available to MC. One is to be 
independent and play the 



schools MC chooses to play . 

The second option 
is to join the CAC - the 
College Athletic Conference. 
Lambert said MC has already 
sent them some information; 
he expects to hear from the 
CAC in the spring after their 
spring meeting . 

The third option is 
to start a new conference. 
MC has talked to several other 

colleges in a 180- to 200-mile 
radius, according to 

Lambert. Many of them are 
small colleges and don't have 
a football program, but the 
possibility is still open. 

Lambert said , 

"We're looking into all three 
possibilities, and hopefully 
something will come out of 
it." He added, "We're 
looking at what's best for the 
athletes." 



Lady Scots climb from slump 
to rank third in the WIAC 



by Lori Chambers 

The Maryville Lady 
Scots basketball program has 
made a drastic change from 
last season. Having won only 
one game last year, the Lady 
Scots were not expected to do 
much this year, but they have 
changed a lot of people's 
minds. 

The Scots have 
accumulated a record of 11-5, 
moved from the bottom of the 
conference to third place, and 
have been ranked eighth in 
the South by the NCAA poll 
for Division III . 

The Lady Scots 
have had two changes in the 
program this season: first is 
new head coach Wes Moore, 
and second is a new attitude 
of teamwork . 

When asked how he 
felt about the Lady Scots and 
their progress, Moore had 

not just one." He said, "We 
are getting quality play from 
the bench, and they are 
pushing our starters to do 
better." 

Coming off the 
bench is Dean Walsh, 
averaging eight points a game; 
Brett Stanley, averaging 7.5 
points; and James Austin, six 
points. 

On the subject of 
the O.D.A.C. tournament, 
Lambert said, "Our goal is to 
finish in the top four seats of 
the tournament, so we will be 
able to play the first-round 
game at home." 

Lambert felt the 
only weaknesses of the team 
were offense consistency, 



Una 10 say: "The young ladies 
on this year's team are 
trailblazers. They are 

establishing a winning 
attitude, which is what you 
must do before you can start 
thinking about 

championships. They've 

worked awfully hard to reach 
their present status, which 
will make it easier for the 
future Lady Scots teams to 
reach even greater heights . " 

The Scots are made 
up of four veterans who have 
provided leadership and 
experience on the floor. 
There are four freshmen that 
have provided the team with 
enthusiasm and excitement . 
The veterans are senior Pam 
Gunter, and sophomores Lisa 
Anderson, Penny Carden, 
and Jenny Patterson. 

The rookies for the 
Scots are Valerie Matlock, 
Wendy Kallstrom, Lori 

lapses of execution, and 
making smart decisions at 
crucial times in the game. 

One area that 
Lambert feels needs 

improvement is campus 
support. He said, "I'd like to 
see better support from our 
student population on 
campus. Our student body is 
not giving the men's or 
women's basketball teams the 
support they deserve . " 

Pat Heldman, point 
guard, said, "We have a 
talented team with no 
'individuals,' and a good team 



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Chambers, and Julie Lillard. 

Penny Carden , co- 
captain, said about the 
team, "Our attitude is better. 
Coach Moore knows how to 
get us to play to the best of 
our ability." 

Lisa Anderson, co- 
captain, had this to say about 
the two changes that were 

made from last season: "Hard 
work, team play, and the 
desire to win have been a 
tremendous factor in the Lady 
Scots' success this year. 
Credit has to go to Coach 
Moore. He has been dedicated 
to the team not only on the 
court but off the court as 
well. His dedication and 
determination and our desire 
have made a winning 
combination for the Lady 
Scots." 

She explained her 
outlook for the Lady Scots 
this way: "Hopefully, this 
year's success will pave the 
way for the future Lady 
Scots." 

"For the recruits it 
will be easier to come to a 
school with a winning record 
than one with a losing 
record," Carden said. 

The Lady Scots of 
Maryville College carry a 
great amount of pride with 
their winning record. They 
started conditioning last 
September 14, when some 
college teams were sitting 
around relaxing. The Scots 
survived aerobics, sprints, 
distance running, and even a 
one-mile timed run on Friday 
morning during pre-season. 



8 - Friday , February 5 , 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 






ANNOUNCEMENTS 

A quilting display in the library during February shows 
the work of the interim class of Brenda Phillips. 

New semester = new study carrel assignments in the library. 

Come to the circulation desk to sign up. All carrels are assigned on 
a first-come, first-serve basis, with I.S. students having first 
choice until Feb. 5. Othe students may sign a waiting list; 
remaining carrels will be assigned Feb. 8. 

MC students and faculty are welcomed to the wedding of 
alumni Kimberly Spargo and Gerald Burnett, to be held in the 
CCM tonight, February 5, at 7:30. 

The ceremony will be a musical celebration of the pair's 
marriage. A reception will follow. 

Mountain Challenge will sponsor a "Lost Sea Adventure" 
on February 19 and 20. Reservations for this trip must be made in 
Crawford House by 4:00 p.m. , Monday, February 8. 

The cost of the trip is $22.50, which covers supper, the 
Lost Sea regular tour, spelunking tour, overnight stay, breakfast, 
transportation, and equipment (if you can't provide your own). 
The fee is due at Crawford House by 5:00 p.m. , February 12. You 
must make equipment requests when you sign up. 

The group will leave MC at approximately 4:00 p.m. on 
Friday, February 19 for the Lost Sea caves in Sweetwater, 
Tennessee. After spending the night there, the group will return 
to campus by lunchtime the next day. 

Mountain Challenge trips for Spring Semester: BEGINNING 
KAYAKING, Sunday nights, February 7, 14,21, and 28, 7:00- 
9:00, approximately $25 rental fee; LOST SEA ADVENTURE, 
February 19-20 (see above); SPENCE FIELD DAY HIKE, Sunday, 
April 17, approximately $10 fee; ROCK CLIMBING WEEKEND, 
Saturday, April 30, approximately $10 fee; CAMPING TRIP, 
details TBA. For further information, inquire at the Life 
Enrichment Center in Crawford House. 



What do Fairbanks, Alaska; Phoenix, Arizona; Dcerwood, 
Minnesota; and Sunbright, Tennessee have in common? They all 
need volunteers. For more information on how you can be a 
Volunteer in Mission in the United States or overseas, contact 
the Chaplain's Office in the CCM. 



Student Programming 



by Frank Fiore 

Well, Well, it's spring 
semester. The holidays have 
passed, and interim has come 
to a close. It's time to take a 
look at the coming student 
programing calendar. 

Unlike last semester, 
most of the social events on 
the campus for this semester 
are already planned. This 
planning should help things to 
run more efficiently than they 
have previously. 

Of course, just how 
smoothly things run depends 
upon the level of student 
involvement. The more 
people there are, the more we 
can accomplish . 

As it stands now, 
the movies will continue to be 
shown in Isaac's on 
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. The 
number of movies being 
shown is being cut in half 
because of the lack of student 
participation. 

Several dances are 
scheduled this semester. 
February 13 will be the night 
of February Fantasy dance in 
Pearson's hall. 

March will feature 
Mardi Gras in Lloyd , on the 



5th; there will be a ''new 

music 1 ' dance on the 11th. 

In April, students 
will be able to dance all night 
at the Moontanning Party. 

Of course, we can't 
forget the scmiformal Spring 
Fling dance during May 
Madness Weekend . 

There will be at least 
two Coffee Houses this 
semester. The first Coffee 
House will be in Isaac's on 
February 26. The second will 
be on April 16. during 
Parents' Weekend . More 

Coffee Houses can be added, 
if there is a desire among 
students. 

Other events this 
semester include: Casino 
Night in Gamble Hall on 
February 20, St. Patrick's 
Day study break/party, an all 
night Monty Python movie 
marathon, the Post-Comps 
party for seniors, May 
Madness, and several 

"outdoor days" with 

volleyball, frisbee, music, 
and more. 

There are still a few 
places where additional events 
can be planned . All interested 
students have to do is speak 
up!! 



What does MC do 
when it snows ? 



by Andi Bristol 

Even though it 
hasn't felt like winter lately, 
those students who were on 
campus over interim still 
remember their experiences 
with the first storm of the 
season . 

"A bunch of us 
went out sledding on the big 
hill by the soccer practice 
field," said freshman Debbie 
Clinton. 

"I just sat on my 
couch and watched T.V.," 
admitted Cathy Cain, a 
sophomore . 

"I went up to the 



mountains by myself and took 
a hike," said freshman Frank 
Schubert . 

Senior Charlene 

Thompson said , "I wasn't 
here, but last year some 
friends and I went up to 
Cades Cove and played in 
three feet of snow." 

While most of us are 
out enjoying the snow, the 
grounds crew, maintenance, 
and housekeeping are out 
trying to clear campus roads 
and walkways. 

Business Manager 

Donna Davis said, "We have 
a tractor with a blade to clean 
the streets and parking lots." 



'Who's Who' named 



She went on to say, "Shovels 
are used on the sidewalks 
along with a mixture of salt, 
sand , and chat( fine gravel) to| 
prevent freezing." 

What happens whenl 
it snows? How do you find out] 
if classes have been canceled?! 
And who makes that decision? 

If there has beenl 
considerable accumulation, 
then tune in to one of thel 
radio or T.V. stations on thel 
list to be notified by ti 
college (these lists are! 
available in tliej 

Communications Office) on 
check for notices from youJ 
Resident Director around the) 
dorm . 

The decision 
cancel classes is ultimatelj 
made by President Richard 



Ferrin based on 
recommendation by Sii 
Downey , vice-president fa 
administration, and Academi) 
Vice-president Dean Boldel 
in consultation with Security 



The 198 S edition of Who's Who among Students in 
American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 12 
students from Maryville College who have been selected as national 
outstanding campus leaders. 

Campus nominating committees and editors of the 
annual directory have included the names of these students based 
on their academic achievement, service to the community, 

leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued 

success . 

They join an elite group of students selected from more oCOtS from p. 7 
than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, and several foreign nations. 

Students named this year from MC are: Karla Y. Beard, 
Donna Rhea Clancy, Donald Dove, Andrea Patricia Dye, DeAnn 
M. Ilargis, Sherri Jones, Jennifer A. Judy, Lisa Harvey 
Linginfelter, Anne Marcum, Teresa Petitt, Julie Dodd Ramsey, 



and Melodie Dawn Sedgwick . 

Dean's list 
announced 

The dean's list for the fall 1987 semester has been 
announced. Those maintaining a 3.25 GPA were: 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS -- Denise Amann, Staci 
Ames, Kathleen Anderson, Cynthia Ashmore, Frances Ayers, 
Marie Bach, Ann Beaty, Barbara Borderieux, Katherine Braden, 
Mary Burgin, Beth DeBow, Floyd Dingman, Karen Forbes, 
Eileen Freund, Tammy Guffey, Noriko Iwanaga, Shannon 
Jackson, Todd Jones, Julie Lillard, Rebecca Miller, Rebecca 
Mitchell, Wendy Morris, Kathleen North, David Perez, John 
Presley, Traci Randolph, Stacy Reagan, Noel Royer, Sarah Rusk, 
Frank Schubert, Lori Smith, Scott Snyder, Scotty Steele, Ryan 
Tipton, Richard Waterhouse, Vickie Wester, Kathleen Yarlett; 

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS -- Jonathan Allison, Neal 
Atchley, Marjorie Bristol, Catherine Cain, Craig Canevit, Walter 
Costello, Paige Doster, Tina Gould, Rae Ann Hickman, Murray 
Kosmin, Kevin Lynch, Traci McDonell, Janice Payne, John 
Rhoades, Karen Schubert, Robin Sen wall, Jimmy Simerly, 
Sterling Strevel, Jan Tomlin, Traci Wear, John Wilson; 

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS - Kent Berryman, Barbara 
Bolt, Michael Bradam, Laura Brock, Joseph Chamberlain, Trina 
Coggins, Maria Cole, Angela Carter Delozier, Stephen Diggs, 
Andrea Dye, Darrell Franklin, Denise Wilson Franklin, Jeanne 
Gorey, Jennifer Greenawalt, Marcia Kilby, Lynn King, Stephen 
Ledman, Lissa McLeod, Henry Marambio, Heidi Nitzband, 
Thomas Scott, Trond Skogseth, Paula Smith, Elizabeth Stine, 
Connie Stinnet, James Sufrin, Tammy Taylor, Becky Walker, 
Jennifer Worth; 

FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS - Karla Beard, Donna 
Clancy, Robert Corley, Selena Dockery, Donald Dove, Eric 
Etchison, Gail Fetter, Shafique Ghasletwala, Jason Harbison, 
DeAnn Hargis, John Heidelberg, Sherri Jones, Sharon Koehl, 
Jeffrey Liebert, Lisa Harvey Linginfelter, Brian Linkous, Douglas 
McCarty, Anne Marcum, Julie Dodd Ramsey, Steve Tensi, 
Jeffrey Wallace, Jeffrey White. 



attitude, and playing goo 
defense has helped us to win.1 

Scott Fletcher, pq 
player, said, "Team unity 
pulling together has real 
made this season work 
added, "We've got six player] 
averaging in the doubj 
figures, and last year we oiilj 
had two." 

Stan Ballard, 
player, said, "We are a 
older and a more experiencfl 
team under pressure; thai 
what wins games and makes) 
difference." 

The varsity tea 
includes: Pat Helman, Dona 
Jackson, Scott Fletcher, Ga 
Anderson, Stan Ballan 
James Austin, Dean Walslj 
Brent Stanley, Mark Hun| 
and Eric Edmondson. 

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HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 8 



Maryville College 



Friday, February 19, 1988 




New steps add to 
recruiting efforts 



Jennifer Chastain 

Dancers rehearse a scene in Coppelia , which will be presented in the MC Theatre Feb. 20 and 21; the production 
is part of the CIV series . 




by Jimmy Simerly 

The 
number of students enrolled 
at Maryville College could 
increase in coming years, due 
in part, but not exclusively, 
to the implementation of 
several new scholarships. 

According to 

Admissions Director Leslie 
Nier, these new scholarships 
are part of an effort to 
increase the number of 
students at the college in the 
future and also to attract 
more students with widely 
varying interests who might 
otherwise go to different 
schools . 

The incentive for 
the latter group of students is 
the new "M.C. Scholar" 
scholarship. In order to be 

considered for this 



Stephens resigns 



Larry Stephens served as MC's head football coach for two years before 

resigning on Feb. 4 . „ 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

Larry 
Stephens' unexpected 

resignation as MC's head 
football coach has raised 
serious questions in the 
athletic department . 

When Athletic 

Director Randy Lambert 
received Stephens' letter of 
resignation, he said, "I was 
shocked. ... I was not 
expecting it." He also said, 
"At a time when everything 
in our department has been so 
positive, it was a crushing 
blow." 

Lambert assessed 
the football players' reaction 
to the resignation and to the 
conflicting rumors 

surrounding it as "confused." 
He added, "I can understand 
their reaction." 

Football player 

Russ Thomas said of the 
team's mood, "It's pretty 
bleak." 

Stephens' main 

reasons for leaving MC were 
budget-related . Lambert 

said, "His major concerns 
were all financially based." 

Stephens' letter of 
resignation cites "inadequate 
funding for the football 
program in such critical areas 



as equipment, facilities, and 
student financial aid" as his 
chief reason . 

Lambert said of the 
football team's funding 
crunch, "It's the same old 
story in small college 
athletics. We never have the 
amount of money that we'd 
like to have." 

MC President 

Richard Ferrin said, "There's 
no question that the head 
coaching position is not a 
high-paying position. There 
is also no question that the 
head coaching position is 
higher-paying than the 
average faculty position." 

Lambert feels that 
some misconceptions have 
circulated concerning the 
situation. He said. "Some of 
the facts got distorted . " 

For instance, one 
rumor was that Stephens and 
his staff would receive no 
raise next year. Lambert 
said, "That is not true; they 
would receive the same raise 
that anyone on campus will 
receive." 

Lambert also said 
that he was unaware of any 
football players' not being 
provided with cleats. Had 
this been the case, he said, "I 
should have been aware of 



scholarship, worth $2,000 
per year, applicants should 
have a high school grade point 
average of 2.75 or higher. 
The extracurricular activities 
of candidates will also be 
considered in the awards 
process . 

Nier said that the 
M.C. Scholar and other new 
scholarships are part of a 
"greater effort to market our 
[the college's] product." As 
such, the M.C. Scholar is 
particularly important 

because, according to Nier, it 
is designed for students who 
"have not only done well in 
academics," but all-around, 
as well . 

For students whose 
interests are more focused, 
there are new scholarships 
offered in specific areas such 
as drama, choir, and debate, 
according to Nier. The drama 
and choral scholarships are 
each worth $1,000 per year 
and require that the student 
play an active role in these 
departments at the college. 
The debate scholarship is 
similar to these, except it is 
worth $ 1 , 500 per year . 

In addition, the 
Blount County Graduate 
grant has been increased to 
$ 1 , 000 for incoming 

freshmen . 

When asked about 
the success of these efforts to 
increase the number of 
students at Maryville College, 
Nier said that there is a 
projected 28 percent increase 
in the enrollment for the next 
academic year over this one. 
As proof, Nier said that the 
college has received twice as 
many deposits this year than 
it did at this time last year . 

These new 
scholarships were made 
possible by a cooperative 
effort between Admissions 
and the President's Office, 
the latter which approved the 
budgetary increase to 
Financial Aid . 

it." 

Stephens had 

coached the Scots for two 
seasons, during which the 
team had records of 3-7 and 1- 
9. He had previously coached 

see Stephens p. 4 



2 -Friday. February 19. 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Exploitation 
mars Olympics 

Every four years the eyes of the world turn to one small 
spot on the globe, and internationally, people wait with bated 
breath to see the outcome of this fierce competition. 

No, it's not the Iowa caucuses. 

The event is the Olympics, that revered athletic 
institution where the best, fittest, and fastest amateur athletes 
compete for the most prestigious awards in their fields. 
Unfortunately the Olympics are also the occasion of media 
exploitation and advertising hucksterism . 

It is perfectly understandable that an event this lengthy 
(the winter Olympics stretch 16 days this year) and popular 
(nightly prime-time ABC coverage) would attract the media like 
flies to honey. 

But is it really necessary to interview Dan Jansen, 
American speed skating contender, on the painful subject of his 
sister's death with leukemia last Sunday? After a long struggle with 
cancer, Jane Jansen Beres died hours before her brother's first 
race, and the cameras and reporters were there for his reaction. 
Despite his status as temporary celebrity due to his membership on 
the U.S. Olympic team, this was an occasion of private grief. A 
little tasteful distance was in order from the media. 

Almost as bad is the tendency of advertisers to jump on 
the Olympic bandwagon. Advertisers ranging from Kodak to Visa 
are eager, to their discredit, to cash in on their ties to the 
Olympics. Human nature demands that someone make money on 
the Olympics, but the flood of ads seems paradoxical when paired 
with the principles of sportsmanship and competition for 
competitions sake that the Olympics are supposed to promote. 

Nothing is perfect, but it would be a credit to the print 
and broadcasting powers-that-be if the Olympics were less a media 



circus 



Some aid remains , 
why complaints? 

Many people are complaining — and with cause — of a 
shortage of financial aid. It's true that there just isn't enough 
money to go around, not only at MC, but at a lot of small 
colleges . 

But the fault cannot lie entirely with the government, the 
administration, or the benefactors, because at least some sources 
of financial aid go untapped by students. 

This situation can be seen here at MC, in the number of 
work-study positions that have to be filled by off-campus workers. 
Either MC students just don't need any extra money (which we 
doubt), or they just don't want the inconvenience of working in 
Food Services or Maintenance. If the latter is the case, then there 
should be fewer complaints about the availability of financial aid. 

It's hard to have a job, even a part-time, and still keep up 
with classes and have extra-curricular activities. Believe me, we 
know! But dozens of students manage it anyway. It just takes a 
larger degree of energy and a smaller amount of "bellyaching.'' 



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b-b-b bashing 



Alum: Update needed 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

Permit a 

paraphrasing from the former 
radio show The Shadow, as I 
would inquire, "What good is 
hidden in the mind of a 
Maryville student? Only the 
student knows." 

The year was 1948; it 
was a good one, when I was 
to have graduated. 1968 was 
twenty years and another 



generation of students later. 
It was a better year for me, as 
I received my degree. And 
now, still another twenty 
years have passed, with 
another generation enrolled . 

The late Dr. Russell 
Parker of Maryville College's 
history department and the 
former Registrar Viola 
Lightfoot were largely 

see Records p . 4 



Afghan 
role 

debated 

Editor; Highland Echo: 

The recent column by 
Senator Gordon J. Humphrey 
urging students to take a 
more active role in supporting 
the Afghan freedom fighters 
should be viewed skeptically. 
While the role of the 
U.S.S.R. is deplorable, the 
U.S.'s role as antagonist 
should not be overlooked, nor 
should its support of Afghan 
"freedom fighters" go 
unquestioned. 

Our support for the 
Mujahadin, religious 

fundamentalists much like the 
Iranian purists, defies our 
precept of support for just 
movements seeking to liberate 
their people. To insist that 
one incorrigible regime, the 
current government, be 
replaced by another, perhaps 
more cruel, regime defies 
logic and weakens what 
support the U.S. might gain. 

Blindly allying 

ourselves with any who 
oppose the Soviet Union has 
contributed to support for 
such "democratic" states as 
Pakistan, where dissent is 
forbidden and punished while 
we look the other way . 

Careful diplomacy 
between the U.S. and the 
Soviet Union is the only way 
to insure that each country's 
mercenary forces cease 
fighting and allow the people 
of Afghanistan to rebuild 
their country. 

Sincerely , 

Steve Ledman 




NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday. February 19, 1988 - 3 



Ihe Candidates 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



Dole runs 
on political 
experience 

Fighting for 
leadership of the Republican 
field is Senate Minority 
Leader Robert Dole, a man 
known for his sharp tongue 
and his ability to fight with 
tenacity . 

Dole's campaign is 
based on his political record 
and legislative experience — 
he has served as a 
representative and as a senator 
since 1961 — and his image — 
which he is working to 
soften . His campaign 

publicity is aimed primarily at 
promoting these qualities and 
at stressing the differences 
between Dole and his chief 
Republican competitor 

George Bush . 

His budget plan is 
founded on a one-year cap on 
all federal programs' spending 
at two percent above the 
current levels. In 1985, Dole 
pushed a similar freeze 
through the Senate . 

He supports a 
Presidential line-item veto for 
the budget and would favor a 
balanced-budget amendment. 

Dole refuses a 
personal or corporate tax 
increase and would close tax 
loopholes. He favors oil- 
import fees, more sales of 
government assets, and 
implementing user fees on 
government services, such as 
national parks and waterways. 

He supports freedom 
of navigation in the Persian 
Gulf, defending reflagging of 
tankers. He also supports SDI 
and aid to the Contras. He 
opposes abortion (he has long 
considered himself "pro-life"), 
and he opposes trade 
protectionism, planning to 
support industries hurt by 
unfair trade practices and 
enhance competitiveness by 

regulating reform . 

He advocates a 

welfare program to provide 
education, training, and job 
counseling. He has also 
promised not to cut federal 
programs that, according to 
Fortune Magazine, affect 
"society's most vulnerable . " 

Aiming for populist 
appeal, Dole stresses his 
humble Kansas origins, 
disparaging Bush's privileged 
East Coast upbringing. 

Dole's campaign 

appearances, from whistle- 
stops to candidate debates, 
are marked bv humor. His 
wisecracks are usually 




Gore's 
forte is 
for. policy 

Tennessee 
Senator Albert Gore, Jr., 
likes to call himself 
"nonpartisan," and he stands 
for issues that tend to cut 
across the political spectrum, 
although his voting record 
tends further towards liberal 
than his moderate image 
suggests. 

Gore has spent 12 
years as a representative and 
as a senator. Politically, his 
strong suit is foreign policy. 
He was among the many 
Democrats who supported the 
INF treaty. He has also 
defended the reflagging of 
tankers in the Persian Gulf as 
a necessary step to ensure 
free trade and the integrity of 
international waterways. 

He has taken negative 
stands against other 

Administration policies, such 
as the Strategic Defense 
Initiative (SDI), which he 
feels should be pursued only 
in the realms of research. He 
refuses to support deployment 
of SDI until it has been more 
thoroughly researched . Gore 
also opposes military aid to 
the Contras, favoring limited 
levels of humanitarian aid. 

In a debate among 
the Democratic candidates, 
Gore condemned "the politics 
of retreat, complacency, and 



appealing to the audiences 
(Time called him the most 
humorous of the Republican 
candidates), but his jibes, 
often aimed at other 
candidates, can have a mean 
streak. 



Dukakis 
stresses 

'miracle' 

Governor 
Michael Dukakis is basing his 
campaign, in a large part, on 
what campaign observers and 
journalists have dubbed "the 
Massachusetts Miracle." His 
campaign promises, "I will do 
for America what I did for 
Massachusetts . " 

In 1975, before 
Dukakis' first term , 

Massachusetts had the highest 
unemployment rate in the 
U.S. Now, at 3.4 percent, 
Massachusetts' unemployment 
is the lowest of any industrial 
state's. A booming economy 
accompanies the state's 
lov/ered jobless rate . 



doubt . " 

On economics, Gore 
would use tax increases as a 
last resort to cut the deficit. 
He has drafted three taxes 
that, if implemented, he feels 
would raise 16 billion dollars. 
His first measures to trim the 
budget would be cutting 
defense spending and closing 
tax loopholes that benefit the 

He would seek to 
improve education by 
improving teacher pay , 
increasing university research 
and development, and 
gradually lengthening the 
school year . 

In spite of his 
apparent yuppie appeal — at 
39, Gore embodies young, 
affluent good looks while 
appearing sincere — Gore has 
difficulty attracting 

supporters, in part because 
his speeches, which he writes 
himself, lack the fire to grab 
and hold audiences' attention 
for very long . 

Another blow to 

Gore's popularity is the image 











Some economic 

indicators, however, show a 
cloud in Massachusetts' silver 
lining: the progress has leveled 
off, and between fiscal 1983 
(marking the beginning of 
Dukakis' two consecutive 
terms) and 1987 state 
spending zoomed upwards at 
the rate of 30.8 percent, 
compared to the federal 
average of 10 percent. 
Massachusetts expects a 500 
million dollar deficit for 1989; 
the budget was balanced in 
1983. 

Dukakis' plan for the 
federal budget is based on 
tougher tax enforcement, 
which he expects to slash 35 
billion dollars from the 
deficit. Following a pattern 
that raised 82 million dollars 
for Massachusetts in 1983, he 
would declare IRS amnesty, 
then educate taxpayers about 
accurately filling out tax 
forms, and then crack down 
on offenders. He points to 
110 billion dollars which 
remains unpaid due to an 81 
percent tax compliance rate. 

To further fight the 
deficit, he would trim defense 
spending, cutting the 

Minuteman missile program. 
He refuses to raise taxes . 

He would also try to 
end unfair trade practices 
such as dumping, and grant 
temporary relief to industries 
most hurt by foreign imports. 

He opposed Contra 
aid in public statements and 
TV ads. He was among the 
candidates who supported the 
INF treaty . 

He would seek to 
bolster the dollar by 



of his wife, Tipper, who co- 
founded the Parents' Music 
Resource Center in 1985 and 
was a leading figure in the 
record-ratings debate . She 
and Gore are fighting her anti- 
rock music image; for 
instance, they attended a 
fundraiser at Limelight, a 
New York rock 'n' roll club. 

Gore is active in the 
Senate, serving on three 
committees, including Armed 
Services . 



'Army' 

works for 
Robertson 

One of 

1987's most controversial 
issues was organized religion 
and its role in television and 
politics. In the midst of the 
publicity was Pat Robertson, 
founder of the Christian 
Broadcasting Network , who 
left his 700 Club position and 
stepped down as an ordained 
minister to enter the 
Republican race . 

Robertson's campaign 
depends upon an "invisible 
army" of people new to 
politics who stir up Robertson 
support and urge reticent 
supporters to attend primaries 
and caucuses. The tactic 
succeeded in Iowa, where 
Robertson achieved a 
surprising second-place 

finish . 

He opposes legalized 
abortion and pornography and 
favors school prayer. An 
economic rationale for his 
abortion stand is a wider tax 
base and full work force in 
the 21st century. 

He has also spoken 

see Candidates p 4 




establishing a 500 million 
dollar fund to create jobs and 
spur economic growth. He 
would also provide education, 
on-the-job training, and day 
care for welfare recipients. 

Dukakis stresses his 
managerial skills, which he 
has utilized as governor. His 
campaign is well oiled, but 
not above intrigue: Dukakis 
staffers released the 

information that led to Joseph 
Biden's withdrawal from the 
race, then tried to pin the 
action on Richard Gephardt's 
staff. 

Drawing on his 
gubernatorial background, 
Dukakis has adopted the 
Kennedyesque slogan . 

"Leadership for the '90s." 



4 - Friday, February 19. 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 




Ballet Coppelia to come 
to life, Feb. 20,21 



Jennifer Chastain 

Swanilda is one side of the romantic triangle that is the basis ofCoppelia's 
plot. 



Stephens from p. 1 

two years at Eastern 
Kentucky University and six 
years at Blount County's 
Heritage High School . 

Lambert assessed 
Stephens' reasons by saying, 
"I felt like he was beginning 
to lay the groundwork for a 
successful program, but it 
was going to take time." 

He added, "He left 
the job a couple of years early; 
he wasn't going to be able to 
reap the benefits of his hard 
work for a few years. " 

The department has 
already begun receiving 
applications for the position, 
and Lambert plans to name 
Stephens' successor in early 
March. Ferrin has named the 
search committee , which 
includes three team members: 
Dwight Henderlight , Jeff 
Reichert, and Hank Snyder. 

On the outlook for 
the department and for the 
team, Lambert said, "We're 
going to remain positive." He 
said, "We've been through 
this before." He hopes the 
next coach will be able to 
build on the foundation laid 
by Stephens. 

Stephens' 
resignation marks the sixth 
turnover in the head coaching 
position in ten years. 
Lambert said that, while "all 
of the coaches have been 
concerned with the budget," 



the "reason for the turnovers 
involves several underlying 
factors." For instance, he 
said, "We've made some bad 
decisions in the past — Coach 
Stephens was not one of them 
— on who we hired . " 

Lambert summed 
up the department's position 
by saying, 'This whole thing 
is a touchy situation . ■ 

Records from p. 2 

responsible for my return to 
campus in 1968 to do my 
independent study, which 
subsequently was published , 
on 'The History of Athletics 
at Maryville College, 1866- 
1968" for the school's 
sesquicentennial celebration . 

As we near the 
conclusion of the 1987-'88 
academic year, I am actually 
praying sincerely that 
somewhere there is a rising 
senior or junior who needs a 
bit of inspiration for their 
independent study, and who 
would be interested in a 
similar topic . 

I urge that student to 
consider the much-needed 
IMMEDIATE ACTION of 
bringing the athletic records 
of the Scots forward to cover 
the past 20 years. • 

It is imperative that 
someone immediately contact 
ALL former coaches to 
request records, scorecards, 



by Lynn King 

Coppelia , 
Leo Delibes' ballet classic 
which made its stage debut in 
Paris in 1870, will make its 
Maryville College debut this 
weekend . 

The Appalachian 
Ballet Company in 

conjunction with the 

Maryville-Alcoa College- 

Community Orchestra 

(MACCO) will present 
Coppelia on Saturday , 
February 20, at 8:15 p.m., 
and on Sunday, February 21, 
at 2:30 p.m. in the MC 
Theatre Complex . 

Coppelia is the 
third presentation of the 1987- 
88 MACCO season. Dr. 
Harry Harter is the guest 
conductor . 

Set in a Galician 
town in the seventeenth 
century, Coppelia was the 
first ballet ever to be built 
around the idea of a doll come 
to life. 

The ballet tells the 
story of the eccentric inventor 
Dr . Coppelius , his 

beautifully lifelike doll 
Coppelia, and the lovers 
Franz and Swanilda in whose 
relationship the doll wreaks 
havoc. Believing Coppelia to 
be real, Franz falls in love 
with her, Swanilda becomes 
jealous, and the chaos begins. 

In addition to being 
the first ballet based upon the 
theme of a doll become 
human, Coppelia was the first 
to introduce into ballet such 
European folk dances as the 
mazurka and the czardas. 



Also, this was one of the first 
ballets to feature a musical 
score so masterfully done as to 
become popular independent 
of the ballet itself. 

In the Appalachian 
Ballet Company's production 
of Coppelia, L. Michelle 
Pratt will dance the role of 
Coppelia, while James B. 
Nielsen performs as Franz . 

After beginning 
dance training at the age of 
four, Pratt was invited to a 
summer study with the 
Houston Ballet at age twelve. 
The 1982 recipient of a 
scholarship from the 

Tennessee Association of 
Dance, Pratt has studied with 
the Hubbard Street Dance 
Company in Chicago and the 
Atlanta Ballet. 

Pratt has performed 
with the Nashville City Ballet 
and the Chattanooga Ballet, 
as well as with the 
Appalachian Ballet at the 
Piccolo-Spoleto Arts Festival 
in Charleston, SC. She 
recently studied and 

performed as an apprentice 
with the Twyla Tharp Dance 
Company in New York . 

James B . Nielsen , 
Franz in Coppelia, is a 
graduate of the University of 
Utah with a BA in ballet. He 
has danced with the Utah 
Ballet, Ballet West, and the 
Boston Ballet, appearing with 
the Boston Ballet in Knoxville 
during the World's Fair when 
the company performed Don 
Quixote. 

Nielsen performed 
as Mike in A Chorus Line with 
the National Touring 



Company. He has also 

performed professionally with 
the Pioneer Theater Company 
in Utah in Hello, Dolly, West 
Side Story, and On Your 
Toes. 

Lighting for 

Coppelia will be done by 
Lincoln Stulik, three-time 
Emmy winner for theatre and 
television lighting design. He 
is currently the lighting 
director for CBS. 

The Appalachian 
Ballet Company, the area's 
leading classical ballet 
company and the only one in 
East Tennessee to perform 
regularly with live music, was 
chartered in 1972. In 

addition to other appearances, 
the company holds two major 
performances each year , 
including an annual 

presentation of The 

Nutcracker . 

Five full-length 

classical ballets and five 
original ballets written 
expressly for the ABC are 
included in its repertoire. 
The company holds a selective 
academy for advanced dancers 
each summer, under the 
direction of world-renowned 
guest teachers . 

Cheryl Van Metre 
is Artistic Director of the 
Appalachian Ballet Company. 
In addition to many 
impressive academic credits, 
she has choreographed six 
original ballets and is director 
of the Van Metre School of 
Dance, located on the third 
floor of Fayerweather Hall . 



and other data that are 
obviously missing from proper 
storage areas; have them 
returned or copied for 
historical records; and utilize 
the information (and any 
other available materials) to 
update Maryville College's 

athletic programs through an 
independent study towards 
graduation requirements . 

Is it needed? Stated 
simply, IT IS NEEDED. 

Ken D. Kribbs 

Candidates from p. 3 

out on less church-related 
issues, such as the INF 
treaty, which he opposed. He 
insisted that a U.S. -Soviet 
agreement should depend on, 
as quoted in Time, *"a 
rollback, a decolonization if 
you will, of the Soviet 
Empire. w 

Robertson has 

promised to eliminate the 
budget deficit by 1991. One 
measure he would use is 



phasing out farm subsidies. 
He refuses to raise taxes . 

His trade policy is 
based on tit-for-tat responses 
to other countries' trade 
barriers. In foreign policy, he 
supports Contra aid. In 
defense policy, he supports 
theSDI. 

His domestic policy 
would include merit pay for 
teachers, elimination of the 
Department of Education , 
tougher child-support 

enforcement laws, and 
vouchers for job training and 
medical care for the poor. 

Robertson's 

campaign, however, like 
many in 1988, depends less 
on issues than on image. He 
hopes to tap a populist vein 
that fueled the campaigns of 
other conservative populists 
such as Ronald Reagan; he 
aims for voters' resentments 
of the moderate-to-liberal 
powers-that-be . 

His support is, in 
fact, drawn from a wide base, 
including not only 



fundamentalist and 

Pentacostal Christians, but 
also religious groups ranging 
from Roman Catholics to 
evangelicals to mainstream 
Protestants. One area of 
Robertson support is blue- 
collar ethnics who used to 
vote Democratic; Former 
Democrats for Robertson 
(FDR) was active in Iowa . 

Robertson is 

charismatic and skillful at 
judging the amount and 
quality of his support; US 
News and World Reports 
quoted him as saying, 
'"Getting nominated is really 
a matter of mathematics, and 
I'm the best equipped to win 
because I know better than 
anyone else where my 
supporters are.'" 



Second in a 

continuing series 




ENTERTAINMENT 



■ 



Friday. February 19. 1988 - 5 




\The "February Fantasy' dance held Sat . . Feb. 13. inPearsons celebrate Valentines Day 



Heather Farrar 



Art exchange planned; 
FAC shows students' works 



\byLissaMcLeod 

MC has a 
I strong exchange program with 
students from other 

countries. This program 
allows both the visitors and 
the hosts to learn about each 
| other and to share ideas. 

Perhaps it is in this 
I same spirit of shared ideas 
that the art club has engaged 
in an exchange program with 
Campbell College in 

I Kentucky . 

This month's art 
[exhibit includes a diverse 
array of styles and techniques 
by various artists at 
Mary ville . Next month's 
exhibit will be by the students 
at Campbell College, and 
Maryville's exhibit will travel 
to Kentucky . 

February's show is 
probably the most diverse 
show of the year. Not only 
are some art majors' works 
displayed, but the exhibition 
also includes work by non-art 
[majors who took art classes 
last fall. The show was open 
to anyone who had taken art 
classes and wanted to submit 
I works. 

The display includes 
I drawings in charcoal, chalks, 
and pen and ink; prints with 
linoleum block and silkscreen; 
India ink wash paintings; and 
photographs. 

The subjects are as 

[diverse as the artists — 

including still life, local 

scenes, and people — and the 



scope of the works range from 
small pencil sketches to 
larger, full-size studies. 

Art major Selena 
Dockery, whose works are 
included in the exhibit, 
suggested that the displayed 
works, especially those of art 
majors, may not be the best 
quality they are capable of. 
She said "Most of us kept our 
best works for senior shows 
and scholarship competitions 
in April. Both Jennifer 
Chastain and I will be 
displaying our best works 
later this spring in our senior 
exhibits . Other 

upperclassmen are looking 
forward to scholarship 
competitions.'' 



Even though the 
show might not contain all of 
the students' favorite works, 
it is a diverse mixture of 
techniques, media, styles, 
and subjects . 

For many non-art 
majors, the show provides an 
opportunity to display works 
that might otherwise not have 
been displayed . 

But, most 

importantly, the exchange 
exhibit will allow for MC 
students to learn from 
Campbell College's students 
and for them to learn from 
us. With this 

anticipation, MC is looking 
forward to hosting Campbell 
College's exhibit in March. 



Video releases 
worth second look 



by Jennifer C. Worth 

Two of the 
summer's biggest movies — 
Dragnet and Robocop — are on 
their way to the small screen. 
They're both worth making a 
trip to your local video store. 

Dragnet, a hilarious 
spoof of the classic Jack Webb 
TV series, could have been 
just another dumb parody or 
one- joke failure. But, thanks 
largely to the chemistry 
between stars Dan Ackroyd 
and Tom Hanks, it succeeds 
as a clever parody of the 



original and as a comedy in its 
own right. 

The plot's a little 
silly, but that's part of the 
fun. And the idea of an anti- 
Christian terrorist group (goat 
masks, virgin sacrifice, and 
all) is definitely topical in 
light of the various eggs on 
the face of organized religion. 

Ackroyd's deadpan is 
perfect, and his 

impersonation is complete — 
he's almost a better Jack 
Webb than Jack Webb. As 
the original Sergeant Friday's 
nephew, Ackroyd is ramrod 



Marsalis gives 
Knoxville concert 



by Beverly F . Hammond 

To celebrate 
Black History Month, the 
Optimist Club of 

Mechanicsville-Lonsdale will 
present New Orleans jazz 
pianist Ellis Marsalis with the 
Ellis Marsalis Quartet at the 
Tennessee Theatre on 
February 19 at 8:00 p.m. 
Marsalis is the father of 
Wynton and Branford 
Marsalis, two of the brightest 
stars on the jazz scene today . 

A review of the 
album, Fathers and Sons, in 
the San Francisco Bay 
Guardian noted Ellis' multi- 
faceted technique and focused 
composition , until now 
unheard outside of the 
crescent city; his skill helps us 
to understand how Wynton 
and Branford have been able 
to balance discipline and 
spontaneity at such early 
ages. 

Downbeat Magazine 
describes Ellis Marsalis as a 
master of his art, having been 
at it both as a performer and a 
teacher for more years than 
most of us realize . 

Ellis Marsalis has 
recently been heard on 
WUOT-FM with his own jazz 
program, "Milestones in 
Jazz," which is a survey of 
jazz history. His program 
explored decades crucial to 
the development of jazz, 
focusing on the players who 
forged particular styles . 

Marsalis has a desire 
to teach the public about jazz 
and to educate jazz 
musicians. He said," I think I 
can pull people into jazz. Jazz 
is the best-kept secret in the 
world when it comes to 
financial support. There just 
aren't many ways to get at 
jazz education unless you 
know musicians." 

Marsalis has served as 
a member of the Jazz Panel of 
the National Endowment for 
the Arts, as an on-site 
evaluator for the National 
Endowment for the Arts, and 
as a member of the Music 
Presenters Panel'. 

He has been on the 
music faculty of Xavier 



University and Loyola 
University and is presently on 
the faculty at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 
He is well known for his 
teaching ability and has 
trained such musicians as 
Terance Blanchard and 
Donald Harrison, as well as 
Wynton and Branford . 

In addition to his 
teaching credentials, he has 
toured widely as a jazz 
musician. With a jazz 
quartet, he toured the 
Philippines , Malaysia , and 
New Zealand for the State 
Department . He has 

performed at the New Mexico 
Jazz Festival, The Caribbean 
Jazz Festival, and the New 
Orleans Jazz and Heritage 
Festival . 

He has performed 
with Terance Blanchard , 
Woody Shaw, Al Hurt, Sara 
Vaughn, and Wynton 
Marsalis. He premiered his 
own composition Ballad for 
Jazz Trio and Symphony 
Orchestra with the New 
Orleans Symphony Orchestra 
in 1980 completed with a 
grant from the National 
Endowment for the Arts. He 
has also presented a solo piano 
recital at Carnegie Recital 
Hall which received good 
notice from New York Times 
reviewer Stephan Holden . 
Ellis Marsalis is one of the 
most respected jazz pianists 
performing today . 

He has recordings to 
his credit, including one with 
his sons, Wynton and 
Branford, and one with 
Branford which contains some 
of his own compositions . 

Tickets to the concert 
are available at all Proffitt's 
stores and in Knoxville at the 
UT Central Ticket Office, 
Carriage Dry Cleaners, and 
College Pharmacy . Tickets 
will be available at the box 
office the evening of the 
concert . 

Tickets are $12.50, 
with proceeds from the 
concert benefiting the Adopt- 
a-Student Scholarship 

Program of the Optimist 
Club. 



straight, but he somehow 
always ends up in trouble . His 
fixes are eventually reconciled 
by his triumph (of course) 
over the baddies. 

Hanks is equally 
successful as Friday's new 
unkempt, unconventional 

partner, Pep Streebeck (yes, 
that's his name). The odd- 
couple idea is not new to 
movie ?nd TV comedy, but 
Hanks and Ackroyd make a 
somewhat tired device work . 



Among the 

memorable supporting 

characters are Dabney 
Coleman as a porn mogul, 
and Christopher Plummer as 
the hypocritical evangelist 
who wants to reform L.A. (or 
does he?) 

Robocop, the summer's 
surprise smash, is a very 
different film and, in its own 
way , perhaps a better one . 

see Movies p. 8 



6 -Friday. February 19. 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



'Great 

decisions' 
planned 

from the Communications 
Office 

Maryville 
College's World Concerns 
Committee is sponsoring a 
February-March lecture/study 
series based upon the booklet, 
"Great Decisions 1988." 

The series consists 
of eight sessions to be held on 
Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:00 
p.m. in the Proffit Dinning 
Room of Pearsons Hall. The 
public is invited to attend . 

"Great Decisions 
1988" was prepared by the 
Foreign Policy Association, a 
non-partisan organization, 
whose purpose has been to 
help Americans gain a better 
understanding of significant 
issues in U.S. foreign policy 
and stimulate constructive 
and informed citizen 

participation in world affairs. 

On February 2, 
Dr. Elizabeth Perez-Reilly, 
professor of Spanish, spoke 
on "Mexico and the U.S.: 
Agenda '88." On February 9, 
Dr Scott Brunger, professor 
of economics, spoke on ■ 
"Trade and Markets: Risks 
and Opportunities." And on 
February 16, Dr. Young-Bae 
Kim, professor of political 
science, spoke on "The Soviet 
Union: Gorbacheve's 

Reforms." 

The dates, topics, 
and remaining speakers are as 
follows: February 25, "U.S. 
and the Middle East: 
Dangerous Drift," by Khaled 
Irar, student from Jordan; 
March 1, "The Global 
Environment: Reassessing the 
Threat," by Terry Bunde, 
professor of chemistry; March 
8, "South Korea: the Future 
of Democracy," by Dr. 
Young-Bae Kim; March 15, 
."Western Europe: Between the 
Superpowers/' by Trond 
Skogseth, student from 
Norway; and March 29, 
"U.S. Foreign Policy: 

Projecting U.S. Power," by 
Steve Ledman, a student in 
economics. 




Want to rent an 
MC facility? 

Ask Rudisill 



Lew Rudisill. MC's director of Camps and Conferences, is in charge of the 
use ofMC facilities by off campus groups or individuals. 

Money tops survey 



(OCR) - More 
college freshmen than ever 
before place a high priority on 
being financially well off and 
being in charge of others in 
the workplace, according to 
the 22nd annual Survey of 
College Freshmen . 

Conducted by the 
American Council on 
Education and UCLA's Higher 
Education Research Institute, 
the survey of 290,000 
freshmen reported that 75 
percent identify financial 
success as being one of their 
essential goals in life. In 
contrast, only 39 percent of 
1970 freshmen named this 
priority. 

Many see education 
as a way to achieve this top 
goal: 71 percent said that a 
key reason in their decision to 
attend college was to make 



more money . 

Along with money, a 

see Survey p. 8 



by Nancy Oberholtzer 

Do you 
remember all those kids 
running around in sheets last 
spring? Did you wonder who 
they were and where they 
came from? They were part 
of the State Junior Classical 
League Convention, and they 
came from Lew Rudisill . 

Rudisill is the 
current director of Camps and 
Conference on campus. She 
is the first to hold this 
position, which was 

previously under the Office of 
Community Services . She 
began this job under the 
Development Office in 
November 1986> 

When asked to 
describe her position, Rudisill 
said, "Any off-campus group 
or individual who wants to 
use campus facilities comes 
through my office . " 

She expanded by 
saying, "That includes the use 
of the Wilson Chapel Theatre 
Complex, the Fine Arts 
Center, Willard House, as 
well as the pool and any 
athletic facilities." 

She also manages 
Pearsons Hall. That entails 
all guest housing and all 
student housing during 
holidays. Students who have 
visitors from out of town 



should check with Rudisill 
about accommodations . 

Arrangements can be made to 
put visitors up in Pearsons, 
which would probably be 
cheaper than a hotel . 

Rudisill said, "Of 
course, the biggest part of my 
job is the summer program. 
That includes all band camps, 
athletic camps, and many 
smaller conferences, such as 
the Blue Ridge Environmental 
Defense League." 

According to 

Rudisill, the most interesting 
group she has dealt with is the 
Japanese women college 
students who visited here last 
summer and will return this 
coming summer. They are 
from Mejiro Gakuen 

Women's College in Tokyo. 

Much of the 

business of the Camps of 
Conferences Office is aimed at 
promoting MC public 
relations, but it also pays 
well. According to Rudisill, 
the average charge for a group 
to rent the chapel is $200 per 
day, $150 per day for the 
theatre, and $100 per day for 
the music hall . This does not 
include rehearsal days, which 
are charged according to what 
technical equipment is used 
and whether maintenance and 
security are required . 



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Feb. 12-13. The upperclassmen team went on to win the tournament. 



Ferrin discusses budget 
at football meeting 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

"I'm 
committed to the quality of a 
total program at Maryville 
College . That includes 
football, but it also includes 
the whole program," said 
President Richard Ferrin at a 
football players' meeting on 
February 10. 

The football team 
and the Athletic Department 
as a whole have been feeling 
the squeeze of a tight budget. 
Athletic Director Randy 
Lambert said, "The Athletic 
Department, like all 

departments, is limited for 
the time being . " 

Ferrin expressed a 
similar idea at the meeting, 
saying, "The budget is 
stretched very tight 

throughout the whole 
institution." 

Next year's football 
budget, part of the budget 
plan that Ferrin will propose 
to the Board of Directors in 
April, will see a $2,000 
increase over last year's, for a 
total of $32,000. The 
Athletic Department is one of 
the two MC departments to 
receive a funding increase . 

In addition , the 
football program will receive 
$5,000 from the Scots' Club 
fundraising, but this sum will 
have to spent for equipment . 

MC's financial aid 

package for next year, 

already approved by the Board 

on January 14, is $398,000 in 

grant aid. Eighty percent of 

MC students, most of whom 

are involved in some branch 

of athletics, receive financial 
aid. 



Ferrin plans to add 
more sports to MCs roster, 
such as track and field, 
women's soccer, varsity men's 
tennis, and golf. When some 
players questioned the 
creation of new programs 
when existing ones are 
struggling, Ferrin replied, 
"They [new sports! relate to 
enrollment factors.... It 
helps us all in the long run." 

Lambert concurred , 
saying, "More enrollment 
increases the pie, so each 
department gets a bigger 
piece . " 

Ferrin promised that 
football would not suffer from 
the additions. 

One project in the 
works is a new roof for one 
end of the HPER building. 
The weight room leaks, and a 
roof renovation is needed. 
The cost to restructure the 
entire roof would be 
$108,000; Ferrin is awaiting 
the final estimate for just the 
portion and expects it to cost 
around $30,000. Money from 
a land sale will fund the 
renovation . 

Further down the 
road, Ferrin hopes to more 
fully renovate MC's athletic 
facilities. He is launching a 
fundraising drive to upgrade 
the stadium, renovate the 
exterior and interior of the 
HPER building, add more 
tennis courts, and build a 
track. Ferrin's goal for this 
project is three years . 

Assistant coaches' 

salaries have been 

restructured . Since assistant 
coaches will no longer house 
in Pearsons Hall, a room-and- 
board adjustment will be 



added into their pay. The 
new head football coach will 
have a total of $44,000 to 
hire and pay assistant 
coaches . 

Ferrin said, budget 
limitations or no, "It is not 
my intention to discontinue 
football." He stressed, "I 
clearly see the football 
program as part of the overall 
program . " 



Campuses 
protest 

Israel 

(CPS) - Students at five more 
American campuses protested 
Israel's violent response to 
Palestine uprisings on the 
West Bank of the Jordan 
River and in the Gaza Strip. 

Initiated by Arab 
organizations like the General 
Union of Palestinian 

Students, groups ranging in 
size from 12 to 150 people 
staged rallies at the 
universities of Idaho, 
Washington, Arizona, and at 
Washington State and 
Western Michigan universities 
the last week of January . 

They called for the 
establishment of a Palestinian 
state and an end to U.S. 
"financing of terrorism," a 
reference to the American 
military aid to Israel . 

To quell the rioting 
on the West Bank and in the 
Gaza Strip, which Israel has 
occupied since 1967, Israeli 
troops periodically have used 
live ammunition, killing 
more than 45 people. 



Lady Scots tennis 
gears up for season 



by Lisa Harvey Linginfelter 

Dr. David 
Cartlidge, Lady Scots tennis 
coach, has high hopes for the 
1988 season. 

Although last year's 
6-4 dual meet record will be 
tough to top, Cartlidge said, 
"We should be able to do so, 
if the team plays to its 
capabilities. " 

Cartlidge 
mentioned that this year's 
squad should be stronger than 
last years, but also that the 
conference will be stronger, 
specifically "Rhodes, Centre, 
and Sewanee, who had very 
strong young teams in 1987." 
One reason that this year's 
MC team will be tough is that 
there will be "a strong 
intrasquad rivalry for 

positions on the team." 

The 1988 Lady 
Scots include four letter- 
winners from last year's team: 
Raina Boring, who played the 
number one position; Beckey 
Shackelford , number two; 



Lisa Harvey Linginfelter, 
number four; and Teresa 
Pcttit, number six. 

In addition, two 
other letter-winners arc 
returning to the team . Pam 
Gunter returns after two 
years' absence, while Julie 
Dodd Ramsey returns after 
one year. Gunter played the 
number two position in 19S5, 
while Ramsey played number 
three in 1986. New team 
members include freshmen 
Lynn Burgin, Ann Beaty, 
and Debbie Clinton, and 
transfer student Mikako Oe. 

The Lady Scots will 
travel to Milligan College on 
March 5 for the season 
opener, but will return to 
Maryville March 10 to battle 
arch-rival Sewanee. 

The Lady Scots are 
also hosting the Women's 
Intercollegiate Athletic 

Conference (WIAC) 

tournament this year, on May 
6-7, and they hope that the 
campus will actively support 
the team . 



SHORTS 



(OCR) -- College athletes who didn't graduate but later decide to 
return to school will eligible for scholarships under a special nine 
million dollar fund set up by the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association. One source of money, officials say, will be the 
lucrative TV contract the NCAA signed for the next three national 
college basketball tournaments . 



(OCR) — Once again, the "Dance Cats," a dance group that 
entertains during halftime at University of Kentucky men's 
basketball games, is drawing criticism for its choice of costume. So 
many complaints about the uniform — skin-tight, long-sleeved 
royal blue leotards — have been recorded that officials have now 
banned the uniform. Last year, the dancers caused a similar stir 
when they wore one-piece unitards. What'll they wear now? "As 
long as we cover our behinds, we're all right," says one dance 
troupe member . 

(OCR) - OLD SPORT, NEW GAME: The first National 
Collegiate Championship of the American Croquet Association was 
held recently in Massachusetts. The game is gaining in popularity 
because it requires a combination of thinking and coordination 
skills. Tournament-style croquet uses equipment somewhat 
different from that used in the backyard variety — longer mallets, 
larger balls of plastic resin, and iron wickets only 1/8" wider than 
the new balls . 



(OCR) - CHEAP SLEEP: American Youth Hostels has opened a 
new 250-bed facility in the heart of Washington, D.C. Guests can 
stay at the hostel for only ten dollars per person, per night. For 
information, contact: Hostel Manager, Department PR, 
Washington International AYH-Hostel, 1009 Uth St. NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20013-7613; Phone:202/737-2333. For 
information on other American Youth Hostels , write: A YH , Dept . 
853, P.O. box 37613, Washington, D.C. 20013-7613. 



(OCR) - McPICKETS: A group of University of Alabama students 
picketed in front of a campus McDonald's restaurant to protest the 
restaurant's use of expanded polystyrine, a brand name styrofoam 
product that, when incinerated, is destructive to the earth's 
protective ozone layer . 



8 -Friday. February 19, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS Movies ,- p! 



Discounted admission tickets to area movie theatres: Consolidated 
Theatres, Inc. will sell to MC blocks of tickets at a discounted 
rate. These tickets would be good for admission at Foothills 
Cinema, in Foothills Plaza, Maryville, and Kingston Four, on 
Kingston Pike in Knoxville. 

The discounted ticket price would be $2.75; regular 
nighttime prices are $4.50 and $4.75. These tickets would be sold 
in the College Bookstore. Any MC student or employee would be 
eligible to buy the discounted tickets for themselves or for relatives 
and friends. 

NOTE: occasionally a film company (especially of 
specialty films, such as the Billy Graham company) will prohibit 
the use of discount tickets. 

Watch for the tickets to go on sale! 



Members of the Department of Languages and Literature — Arthur 
Bushing, Charlotte Beck, Elizabeth Perez-Reilly, and Susan 
Schneibel — will attend the annual meeting of the Tennessee 
Philological Association at David Lipscomb College February 25- 
27. Beck will present a paper entitled "The Fugitive Legacy's 
Appalachian Strain: Jesse Stuart and James Still," which was 
prepared when she was a James Still Fellow at the University of 
Kentucky-Lexington during the summer of 1986. 



CORRECTION: In last issue's printing of the Dean's List, Thomas 
Scott was inadvertently named among the third-year students; he 
should have been on the list of fourth-year students. 

The Maryville College community contributed $180 to the 
purchase of cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, chicks, and bees through 
the Heifer Project International. 

Contributors received holiday cards, buttons, and 
Christmas ornaments representing the animals they purchased. 
These animals will be sent by Heifer Project International to poor 
farmers around the world to breed with local livestock in order to 
improve their herds and flocks. Farmer recipients then give the 
firstborn to another poor farmer to multiply the gifts. 

During Interim 1987 a team of students worked at the 
Heifer Project farm in Arkansas. Among them, Charlie Thompson 
and Chris Lilley helped with fund raising. Lori Smith and Scott 
Brunger arranged the table with animal sound accompaniment on 
December 10 and 14 outside the dining hall. 

Students and faculty purchased a goat in honor of Dean 
Boldon . He was speechless when he received it . 



The World Concerns Committee raised $53.70 for the 
Fred Hope Fund established in memory of a Maryville College 
graduate who served as a Presbyterian missionary in Cameroon, 
Central Africa. The money will be sent to help the work of two 
1985 MC graduates, Ed and Gloria Welch, who teach in a 
Presbyterian high school in Lesotho, Southern Africa. 

Steve Ledman, Jonathan Allison, Dr. Scott Brunger, and 
Dr. David Yu helped in fund raising. 

Ed and Gloria Welch expect to return to the United States 
in February 1988 to continue their education. 



CPP Notes 

ON CAMPUS 

INTERVIEWS 



Feb. 19: Office of Personnel 

Management for Personnel 

Investigators 

Feb. 23: Tennessee State 

Parks Summer Recreation 

Directors 

Feb. 25: Tremont 

Environmental Center 
Summer Teacher/Naturalists 
Feb. 25: YMCA Career and 
Internship Positions 
Mar 1: Whittle 

Communications Editorial, 
Design , Photographers , 

Researchers, Editors 

Barbara Penland, a 
managing editor at Whittle 
Communications, will meet 



with ALL students interested 
in learning about internships 
and career opportunities with 
Whittle Communications. 
She will describe positions for 
writers, artists, 

photographers, public 

relations, researchers, 

marketing, and more. 

She will discuss how 
to prepare a successful resume 
and portfolio of writing and 
artistic samples. Application 
deadline for summer 

internships is Feb. 26. The 
seminar will be Tuesday, 
Feb. 23, at 2:00 p.m. in 
Anderson Hall 314. 

Penland then will 
return on March 1 for formal 
interviews with graduating 
seniors . 

(She has mentioned that they 
automatically discard resumes 
with mistakes!) 



I didn't expect much 
from Robocop: just another no- 
guts-no-glory time- waster. I 
was wrong, and I went back 
to see it again . 

This movie has style, 
and lots of it . It's as slick as a 
music video, and the scenes 
are shot with a deftness that 
makes the film very 
watchable. The switches from 
objective camera-eye to 
Robocop's viewpoint to, 
occasionally, TV commercials 
work well , giving the film an 
interesting perspective and a 
strong visual impact. 

Style, however, is 
not enough for a movie, and 
Robocop also has substance, 
namely biting satire of TV, 
of big business, of law 
enforcement, and, in a 
subtler sense, of the movie- 
making industry itself. The 
whole movie has a "Look, 



Ma, I made a movie" feel, as 
if the production staff just got 
together and decided to throw 
together some car chases on 
film. (How different from the 
tortuous production path of ill- 
starred Ishtar\) 

Robocop is gory and 
violent, true. But the 
violence seems thrown in self- 
consciously and not to be 
taken seriously, like cartoon 
violence . It's almost camp . 

Robocop isn't exactly 
good, clean fun. But it is 
fun. 

Survey from p. 6 

record number also want 
power. Seventy-seven 

percent said they wanted to 
have authority in their chosen 
fields, and close to half want 
administrative responsibility 
for the work of others. 

Like last year's group 
of freshmen, many plan to 
major in education (8 



percent, compared to 7.4 
percent in 1986) and are 
losing interest in engineering, 
computing, and nursing. 

As for the most 
popular major, it's business, 
as usual. Nearly 25 percent 
of freshmen say they plan to 
pursue business careers, and 
many more of them are 
women: 22 percent of 
freshmen women are business 
majors . 

Most of those 
surveyed eventually want 
someone to share their lives 
with. A new item added to 
the survey this year indicateds 

that 60 percent of the 1987 
freshmen identify marriage as 
an essential life goal 

To obtain a copy of 
the survey, send $15 to: 
Higher Education Research 
Institute, Graduate School of 
Education, UCLA, 405 
Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, 
CA 90024. 




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Vol. 73 No. 9 



Maryville College 



Friday, March 4, 1988 



Alcohol , representation spark debate 



by Lynn King 

Only time 
will tell whether the dry 
campus proposal will still be a 
major issue by the time the 
Echo goes to press, but the 
impending change in policy 
has been the object of much 
controversy during the last 
week. 

Rumors concerning 
the change in the alcohol 
policy abounded by the time 
the campus community was 
officially made aware of it, 
leading some to comment 
upon the impossibility of 
forming intelligent, informed 
opinions on the matter . 

"It's a topic of 
concern surrounded by a great 
deal of confusion," junior Liz 
Stine said, referring to the 
numerous variations of the 
story to be heard on campus . 

President Richard I . 
Ferrin addressed the Student 
Senate meeting regarding this 
issue on Thursday, Feb. 25, 
trying to dispell some of the 
confusion for the 

approximately 150 students 
attending. 

According to Ferrin, 
the alcohol issue came before 
the MC Board of Directors at 
the January meeting, at 



which time the decision was 
made to move toward a dry 
campus policy. The action 
officially reads, "By motion 
duly made and seconded, the 
Board approved the concept of 
a no-alcohol policy and 
authorized the administration 
to develop a specific policy ." 

A special task force 
comprising students, 

faculty, staff, and 

administration will be 
organized to develop a specific 
policy to be enforced 
beginning next school year. 
The projected date of 
completion for this policy is 
the April meeting of the 
Board of Directors. 

Chairing the task 
force will be Dr. Harry 
Howard, chairman of the 
Department of Social 
Sciences. The remainder of 
the task force consists of 

Carolyn Cuddy, professor of 
Business Administration; Dr . 
Robert Ramger, professor of 
Biology; sophomore Jon 
Allison; junior Wendi Jo 
Medlin; junior Kristi Self; 
Bruce Guillaume, director of 
the Life Enrichment Center; 
Phil Neddo, head soccer 
coach; and Jane Richardson, 
dean of students . 

Independent of their 



reactions to the elimination of 
alcohol on campus, many 
students were concerned 
about what they construed to 
be lack of student 
representation on this issue. 
"I was more upset about the 
fact that the concept was 
formed without student 
representation than that the 
campus is going to be dry," 
senior Susan Richards said . 

Junior Denise Wilson 
Franklin concurred: "I think 
there should have been more 
student representation . It 
affects us directly; we ought 
to at least know what's going 
on." 

In answer to the 
representation question , 

Ferrin said that student input 
on this issue will come within 
the context of formulation 
and implementation of a 
specific alcohol policy. He 
stated further that while an 
action such as this one is 
within the parameters of the 
Board's authority, he does not 
believe students should be 
concerned that this will 
become a precedent for 
similar proceedings . 

A number of 
suggestions were made at the 
meeting regarding possible 
approaches to increased 




student input, among them 
the proposal for a student 
liaison with the Board of 
Directors in some form or 
another. Ferrin said that he 
will be highly supportive of 
such a move: "I am in favor of 
a system that allows for the 
student voice to be heard and 
taken seriously . " 

After the meeting, 
Ferrin conferred with Board 
Chairman Harwell Proffitt 
and with Student Senate 
President DeAnn Hargis. 
Several nrocedures have been 
established to enable direct 
communication between the 
Board and students: an 
allotted time at the fall and 
spring Board meetings when 
the Student Senate president 
can make a presentation, 
sessions involving Student 
Senate officers and members 
of the Board's Student Affairs 
Committee, and 

conversations between 

students and the Board 
members . 

Another action taken 
at the January Board meeting 
which received less attention 
than the alcohol policy will 
allow students to live off 
campus at the age of 21, as 
opposed to the current age 
limit of 23, beginning next 
year. "From the Board of 
Directors' point of view, it's 
an eminently logical 

solution," junior Darrell 
Franklin commented, 

continuing that as anyone of 
legal drinking age dissatisfied 
with the alcohol policy will 
now be free to move 



elsewhere, "It's a trade-off." 

Ferrin also addressed 
the age question, pointing out 
that 78 percent of students 
now living on campus are 
under 21, so MC is simply 
complying with state law in 
eliminating the problem of an 
environment previously 

conducive to drinking under 
the legal age limit . 

Director of 

Communications Emily C . 
Yarborough commented, "I 
don't see why it should be 
such a major issue, due to the 
fact that the majority of our 
students are under the legal 
drinking age." 

Will the new policy 
have an adverse effect on 
recruiting? Ferrin doesn't 
think so. "I can't imagine 
anyone making the decision to 
come to Maryville College 
based upon what our alcohol 
policy has been," he said, 
continuing, "I think this will 
have a positive effect on 
enrollment." 

What immediate 

effect will the new policy 
have on life at Maryville 
College? "My belief is that 
we will be a healthier 



institution . 
alcohol becomes 
any discussion 
events," Ferrin 
that he believes 
of this question 
positive effect 
social life . 



Right now, 

the center of 

of social 

said, adding 

the removal 

will have a 

upon campus 

"We as an 



see Alcohol p. 3 



A standing-room-only audience crowded into the CCM last Thursday to participate in the Student Senate 
discussion of the new drv campus policy. 



AAUW presents funds 

from the Communications Office 

The Blount County chapter of the American Association 
of University Women (AAUW) presented a $500 scholarship 
donation to Maryville College. 

The local branch of AAUW has given a scholarship 
donation to Maryville College for the last four years. The money is 
made possible by the club's Book Fair, which is its annual fund 
raising event . 

This year's Book Fair will be held March 15-16 in the 
Community Room of Blount County Library. 

AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization 
working for academic and educational equity for women. Its 
Educational Foundation provides funds to American and 
international women for study and research. Maryville College 
graduate Nathalia Wright was the recipient of one of the 
Educational Foundations scholarships. 

Mrs. Archibald (Mary Gladys) Pieper is president of the 
Blount County AAUW. 



2 -Friday, March 4, 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Avoid Political 
apathy; it matters! 

The far-off phenomenon of the '88 presidential campaign 
is coming to Tennessee in full force on March 8; we hope that 
everyone on campus will take time to find out as much as possible 
about the four Republican and the six Democratic candidates and 
make a special effort to be involved in the last and perhaps most 
important leg of the race . 

Apathy is, unfortunately, as common among the national 
electorate as on the MC campus. Most Americans tend to ignore 
what goes on in the capital until something goes wrong and then, 
when it is too late, wonder, "Why doesn't anyone do anything?'' 
That's the wrong attitude . 

With classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and 
even, lately, campus politics, it's hard to always find the time to 
keep up with national politics. But if you've got time to keep up 
with your "soaps" or to follow the 76-ers' season, then you've got 
the time for this . 

And anyone who says, "Politics is boring," obviously 
hasn't been following this campaign! 

Months before the final vote, check around. Are you 
eligible to vote locally? If not, send in an absentee ballot. A few 
votes won't make that much difference, but a few hundred might. 
And if everyone, not just at MC but nationwide, took the advice, 
then the * v ousands and thousands of additional votes would be a 
force to be reckoned with . 

Think about how stirred up most of you became over the 
dry campus issue. We need that same energy and interest to 
government on broader levels . 

Government should 
not legislate morals 

The purpose of our government, in its lowest common 
denominator , is , perhaps , to keep order , to balance the rights and 
privileges of one group against those of another group. Obviously, 
compromises are necessary, but the basic freedom must not be 
forgotten or ignored . 

Therefore, it is not the job of our government on any level 
to legislate morality. 

by the same token, drinking should -be illegal only when it 
involves an infringement. Drunk driving and "drunk and 
disorderly conduct" are two ways that drinking can lead to a 
disruption of other people's lives. 

But the act of drinking should not be seen in the same 
light; any law which wholesale prevents adults' drinking is being 
paternalistic and moralistic. This applies to government on any 
level , from federal to campus . 

We hope that President Ferrin and the Board had some 
other, non-paternalistic, motivation behind the dry campus issue. 
If so, we encourage them to let us know, but we suspect that a 
societal abhorrence of alcohol, even in its most innocuous forms, 
is at the heart of the decision . 



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Editor, Highland Echo: 

At the student senate 
meeting last Thursday, the 
students 

got a chance to ask Dr. 
Ferrin about the dry campus 
decision that the Board of 
Directors made. Apparently, 
the Board is to make 
Maryville College a dry 
campus starting next year . 

Dr . Ferrin admitted 
that it was on his initiative 
the board acted. At a CCM 
meeting last year, a student 
asked Ferrin if he would make 
the campus dry; he said he 
had "no" intentions . 

However, he brought this 
issue to the Board. Also at 
the senate meeting Ferrin 
denied he had said "no" about 
a dry campus . 

According to Ferrin, the state 
law on drinking states that 
only those 21 years and older 
may purchase, possess, or 
consume alcohol , and 



Maryville College adheres to 
this law; however, Ferrin 
went on to say, "Our present 
policy encourages underaged 
drinking, and Maryville 
College is a haven for 
alcohol." If this is true, then 
the entire state is a haven; this 
is not a sound statement in 
my judgement, but a 

personal opinion . 

Another 
contradiction in Ferrin's 
argument was the origin of 
complaints about the drinking 
problem. Ferrin was 

extremely ambiguous on the 
source of his information. He 
said it came from "concerned 
students and parents of 
prospective students." 

As to the solution, 
no one was consulted. To ask 
around about a problem, but 
not to ask around for any 



see Ferrin p . 3 



STUN 
succeeds 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

By now we have all 
heard about the change in 
MCs alcohol 

policy and the controversy 
surrounding it. I have heard 
many comments referring to 
the two STUN (Student 
Unification) meetings as 
"stupid" and several different 
comments regarding the 
Student Senate meeting. Most 
of these were unmentionable, 
but one student expressed her 
frustration by saying of the 
Student Senate meeting, 
"Absolutely nothing was 
accomplished!" 

I attended both 
STUN meetings and I thought 
the goals and ideas expressed 
there were good, but not 
necessarily realistic. I also 
attended the Student Senate 
meeting, and I have to say 
that I disagree with my 
friend's comment 
two very 

accomplishments 
meeting. 

Because 

Ferrin's comments to both the 
student senators and other 
interested students, we all 
have a clearer understanding 
of how the college 
government works. We all 
know how much power our 
Student Senate actually has. 
We also have a more accurate 
idea of exactly how important 
our ideas and insights are to 
both our President and the 
Board of Directors. 



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of that 

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Alcohol from p. 1 

institution need to look for 
ways that we can come 
together as a community," he 
said. 

Increased sense of 
community and student 
unification have already 
resulted from the recent 
controversy. "I feel really 
positive about this task force 
that's going to be formed, 
and I hope that students get 
the representation they need," 
Richards said. 



A number of students 
commented optimistically on 
attendance at the Student 
Senate meeting and at student 
unification meetings, 
expressing hope that students 
will continue to work together 
and take an active interest in 
other areas involving the MC 
campus community as a 
whole . 

STUN from p. 2 

The second 

accomplishment is a direct 
product of the first. It is a 



change in the attitude of a 
large number of students on 
this campus. I suppose that 
the Office of Student Life will 
no longer send observers into 
student meetings to keep our 
"youthful idealism" and 
enthusiasm from getting out 
of hand 

However , I doubt 
that either of these things will 
be extensively manifested on 
this campus at all for a long 
time, 
sincerely , 
Julie Mullany 



Ferrin from p. 2 

student input when the whole 
thing started, in part, from 
student input seems sketchy. 
The fact that the decision was 
made in the January Board 
meeting (during interim) 
behind our backs, shows our 
president's attitude towards 
the students. What's next, I 

ask? 

To continue the 
string of contradictory and 
statements of our leader, he 
quoted 200,000 deaths on our 
highways every year, by 
putting drinking off campus 
he is not helping the drunk 
driving issue much, but it 
somehow makes sense to him. 

Even though you pay 
for your rooms, and the dorm 
is your home for nine 
months, Ferrin is going to 
regulate drinking in your 
home. 

I propose a look at 
the Prohibition. It is a 
proven, documented fact that 
laws aimed at stopping 
drinking encourage drinking, 
and thus breaking the law. 
Perhaps something may be 
learned from history! 

Also, let's look at the 



alcohol problem itself. 
Drinking and alcohol in itself 
is no problem; it is the people 
who have the problem with 
alcohol. One cannot remove 
the alcohol — one must deal 
with the problem. When 
there is no drinking problem, 
there is no problem. 
Apparently Ferrin either 
cannot or will not deal with a 
problem, but he can deal with 
the cause -- the easy way out! 

Speaking of the easy 
way out, Ferrin, through the 
Board, has made the decision 
for all students over 21 . Since 
most of the students are under 
21, banning alcohol is indeed 
the easy way out. If Ferrin 
had real initiative, he 

could really deal with the 
problem and not step on the 
students 21 and over. 

I came to MC to get a 
"liberal arts education " 
Nestled in the foothills of the 
Smoky Mountains in an 

"enviable environment," 

Maryville College encourages 
and challenges students to 
think for themselves -- but, 
alas, no more, at least not on 
this issue. 

In conclusion , I 
would like to say that I drink 
but very little. I am very 



much in favor of the right of 
anyone to choose for him- or 
herself alone, not for any 
authority which feels it has 
the right to decide for people. 
I am 26 years old, and I have 
spent four years serving my 
country overseas in the U.S. 
military. For me, anyone 
who makes a decision for me 
without consulting me or 
without looking for other 
alternatives is in a direct 
conflict with me. 

I consider this 
decision a personal affront. I 
am old enough, adult 
enough , and responsible 
enough to drink in 
moderation. I challenge Dr. 
Ferrin, the president of my 
campus — in charge of my 
education — to make a just 
and agreeable policy about 
drinking on campus. 

He said , "Students 
didn't elect that group (the 
Board!." But we did elect to 
go to this school. It was a 
decision made by us — not for 
us, and I think it showed 
responsible thinking . Don't 
you? At least so far . 

Sincerely, 
Dan Fox 



Residence Staff: 
not for everyone 



by Audi Bristol 



The 



application process for those 
wishing to serve on the 
residence hall staff is 
underway. As a present staff 
member, I have been asked 
by several people who are 
interested in the position, 
"What is the job like?" and 
"Do your friends treat you 
differently?" 

The answer to the 
second question is yes, your 
friends will probably treat you 
differently. But that isn't a 
bad thing. The most 
noticeable way that I have 
been treated differently by my 
friends is that they don't 
always tell me what is going 
on (especially when it involves 
breaking the rules). My not 
knowing, however, keeps me 
from being put in a bad 
position — nobody likes to 
write anyone up, especially 
when you're dealing with your 
friends . 

The first question is 
more difficult. As an SA 
(staff assistant) I have a lot of 
responsibilities, the least of 
which is policing the dorms. I 
have a responsibility to help 
ensure that the atmosphere in 
the dorm is conducive to 
healthy, peaceful living. 

Parking 
student 

Editor, Highland Echo: 

Although I 

respect this college and the 
education I am receiving 
here, there is one area of this 
campus that really fires me 
up. 

For some reason, 
the college security and the 
Traffic Committee seem to 
have nothing better to do 
than harass students with cars 
on campus. During the past 
month, I have seen many 
students' cars being towed 
away without their owners. Is 
this really fair? To me, this 
college takes enough away 
from students without taking 
their possessions . 

Once again , I 
stress that most students are 
here because they want to be 



On a more personal 
level, another responsibility is 
that I be a peer counselor. 
This position requires that I 
have good listening skills, 
compassion, and the ability to 
recognize when a problem is 
too great for me to handle on 
my own . 

I take these 

responsibilities seriously, 

therefore it disturbs me when 
I hear people talking about 
applying for the position only 
for the privilege of a private 
room. 

The job requires a lot 
of dedication; if a person has 
applied for any other reason 
than a true desire to do the. 
job well, then that person 
should withdraw his 

application. A person of this 
caliber would not handle the 
job well, anyway. 

Being on staff is not 
for everyone, but if you are 
truly interested in being a 
leader and doing the job well, 
then good luck to those of 
you who applied. If you are 
one of those persons who has 
applied so that you can have 
your own room (granted that 
is meant as an incentive) then 
please reconsider. Are you 
sure that you really want the 
job and all that it entails ? 



angers 



here, but the college is really 
taking advantage of this! 

O.K., one 

should not park in a no- 
parking zone; point taken. 
However, campus security, 
don't you have anything 
better to do than stir up angry 
feelings and harass car 
owners? Traffic Committee, 
why don't you quit ticketing 
people and start using your 
heads to create fewer "no- 
parking" zones and "reserved" 
spots and create more parking 
for us common students. 
Think about it. You are 
making more than one person 
angry . 

* 

Sincerely 

M . Leigh Emery 



(OCR) — A wing and a prayer: the University of Maryland can 
continue offering prayers during it graduation ceremonies — as it 
has done for the last 124 years — says a federal judge. The judge 
denied a preliminary injunction requested by the Civil Liberties 
Union on behalf of a student who objected to prayers as part of the 
ceremony. The student contended that the prayers violate his 
constitutional rights and asked them to be stopped. The judge, 
however, said the student failed to show irreparable harm if the 
injunction was not granted . He added that the student could "come 
in late and leave early if he is so upset about the prayer . " 



4 - Friday . March 4 , 1988 



SPECIAL FEATURE 



Final installment in a three-part series 



The Candidates 



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Jackson 
seen as 



'kingmaker' 

Jesse 

Jackson's position in the 
Democratic field is most 
unusual. With practically no 
political experience but a 
considerable following, this 
preacher may prove to be a 
"kingmaker" at the 

Democratic National 

Convention . 

Democratic 
consultant Bob Beckel told 
newsweek "The Jackson factor 
looks very large .... He's 
far stronger now than in 
1984." 

Jackson's image is 
that of a champion of the 
underprivileged, socially and 
economically; his platform 
reinforces this image. He 
would increase tax rates for 
corporations and for the 
wealthy. He would expand 
welfare programs to 

encompass education , 

training, job counseling, and 
day care; he also favors 
increased spending for 




preschool educational 

programs, such as Head Start. 
He opposes protectionism on 
the grounds that it infringes 
on the rights of workers all 
over the world . 

His plans for the 
budget include a slashing of 



see Jackson p . 8 



Hart taps public's 
resentment of media 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

One of the most 
recognizable names from the 
1988 election is Gary Hart, 
the "dark horse" who gave 
Walter Mondale a run for his 
money in 1984. This time, 
Hart's name has been more 
often linked to scandal . 

His reentry campaign 
has mainly aimed at tapping 




resentment of the big-time 
media and " the 

Establishment . " In the 
matters of Hart's alleged affair 
with Donna Rice, the issue 
that initially caused him to 
withdraw from the race, and, 
to a lesser extent, his 
campaign debts and 

contributions, Hart has been 
the center of media attention, 
mostly unfavorable; he 
presents himself as a victim of 
the rapacious press. 

This underdog image 
was his primary asset in 1984 
(ironically, the media helped 
create this image and were, in 
large part, responsible for his 
meteoric rise among the rest 
of the Democratic field); he is 
no doubt hoping it will prove 
so again . 

His campaign slogan 
stresses this image of Hart: 
"Let the people decide." In 
December, he told the Des 
Moines Register, '"If opinion 
makers continue to beat up on 
me, we'll see what the effect 
of that is on the people . '" 

Hart has tried to 
force campaign attention 
away from the character issue 
and onto the issues. But his 



see Hart p. 8 



Tracing the '88 campaign 



by Jimmy Simerly 

Election '88: 
what have been the ups and 
downs? How will it all turn 
out? These simple questions 
defy simple answers . 

The fact that 
characterizes this election year 
is that the "downs" definitely 
outweigh the "ups." Even at 
this early stage in the race, 
there have been enough 
scandals , mud-slinging , 

backbiting, and accusations to 
make the American public 
wonder if any of the* 
Presidential candidates are 
worthy of the office . 

The first , perhaps 
foremost, downward slide for 
election '88 took place when 
Gary Hart's liaison with 
Donna Rice was made public 
last year. The ensuing 
onslaught of questions 
directed to Hart by the news 
media stretched, if not 
broke, the etiquette boundary 
between those in the public 
eye and those probing into 
candidates' private lives 
supposedly for the benefit of 
the American people . 

Not to be left out of 
the spotlight, Senator Joseph 
Biden of Delaware stirred up 
some controversy of his own, 
though it was not enough to 
match Hart's allegedly 
adulterous affair with Rice. 
Careful observers of Biden's 
speeches said that some of his 
words sounded much too 



familiar to have been his 
own. Careful research of 
various famous speeches 
proved that Biden was guilty 
of plagiarism . Additional 
research showed that Biden 
had also lied about his 
ranking in his law school 
graduating class. 

Unlike Hart, 

however, Biden dropped out 
of the race not to rejoin it. 
What is somewhat foreboding 
is that these controversies 
were a mere prelude to the 
events occurring now . 

Republican 
candidates George Bush and 
Robert Dole are openly hostile 
to one another in televised 
debates. In light of the recent 
revelation of TV evangelist 
Jimmy Swaggart's 

involvement with a 

prostitute, Pat Robertson's 
group has accused Bush's staff 
people of planting the 
evidence to damage 

Robertson's credibility, since 
he, too, is a television 
evangelist . 

Surprisingly, most of 
those candidates in the middle 
of the controversies are still in 
the race. Not surprising, 
however, is the fact that 
many of the "quiet" 
candidates have dropped out 
simply for the lacking 
adequate voter support and/or 
funding . 

Paul Simon , for 
example, called a press 
conference to announce that 



he does not have the funds to 
continue his campaign; he is, 
for now, hanging on. 

When these "downs" 
of election '88 are taken into 
account, does it even seem 
that it has an "up" side? For 
the candidates, yes. For the 
American voting public, it is 
entirely a matter of opinion. 
According to Congressional 
Quarterly, Richard Gephardt 
won for the Democrats and 
Robert Dole won for the 
Republicans in the Iowa 
caucuses, the first major step 
in the nominating process. 

Presently, though, 
all remaining candidates are 
gearing up for Super Tuesday 
on March 8. According to 
Dr . Young-Bae Kim , 
professor of political science, 
either Jesse Jackson or 
Michael Dukakis has a good 
chance of taking the 
Democratic nomination. Kim 
cited the facts that Dukakis 
has done well so far in the 
primaries and that Jackson 
could do well in the South 
because of the relatively high 
black population . 

As for the 

Republicans, Kim thought 
that Bush will do well on 
Super Tuesday because, as the 
vice president, he is more 
recognizable than other 
candidates. However, Kim 
also said that Robertson could 
do very well in the Bible Belt 
states and have a surprising 
victory . 



Campaign commentary: 

Media, politics: The reporter's role 



by Joanne Lax-Farr 

The 1988 
presidential campaign news 
coverage will be remembered 
by the way in which the press 
probed into personal closets of 
candidates and discovered the 
skeletons of sex, plagiarism, 
and pot. Just who are the 
people behind these stories? 
Who is covering this 
campaign for the nations 
newspapers and what kind of 
coverage are they giving us? 

Theoretically, it 

doesn't matter who the 
journalist is because reporters 
are supposed to be objective: 
to be able to separate facts 
from opinion. In reality, this 
supposition doesn't always 
hold true, for each reporter is 
likely to see a reality 
influenced by his or her 
unique set of cultural 
baggage . 

In addition, 

newsmakers such as 

politicians and government 
officials are adept as stage 



managers setting the scene for 
a reality of their own making . 
It was in reaction to the 
subjectivity of World War I 
propaganda that the press first 
began the widespread use of 
bylines to acknowledge 
subjectivity as a factor in 
reporting . 

Despite the press' 
realization of the inevitable 
role of subjectivity in news 
articles, the profession often 
goes to great lengths to 
reassure the public that its 
reporters aren't writing with a 
hidden agenda. One way this 
is accomplished is through the 
employment of codes of ethics 
which regulate a reporter's off- 
duty behavior. Working for a 
candidate's campaign would 
be an example of behavior 
prohibited in many newsroom 
codes . 

Ironically, some of 
the articles in a newspaper 
which don't have a byline are 
some of the most 
opinionated. These are the 
editorials, which supposedly 



represent the views of the 
publisher but in practice 
usually represent the 

consensus of the editorial 
board . 

Some newspapers 

endorse presidential 

candidates (for example, the 
Des Moines Register endorsed 
Senator Paul Simon in this 
year's Iowa caucus) — a 
throwback to times when 
readers were more likely to 
turn to the editorial page of 
the newspaper to be advised 
which candidate to vote for. 

The editorial page of 
the newspaper also includes 
articles by political 

columnists. When you read a 
column by James Kilpatrick, 
for instance, you know you 
are getting the viewpoint of a 
well-known conservative; on 
the other hand, you can read 
David Broder's column to 
learn the liberal stand. These 
political columnists are 

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>Mike Wallace 

At the pith 

the '88 presidential 

action , the Mary ville 

)llege campus has shown no 

Ivolvement or concern about 

|e candidates and the issues 

[ey represent. Even with Pat 

)bertson's controversial 

iim about Soviet missiles in 

iba and Vice-President 

|eorge Bush's ties in the Iran- 

)ntra scandal, the campus 

fs not raised a fist or 

[pressed any point of view in 

(lation to the candidates. 

Why is there a lack 
campus involvement in the 
|o election? 

This question was 
Iked of Dr. David Cartlidge, 
fofessor of religion and 
lilosophy . He felt that the 
[oblem is not only present at 
fary ville College, but also 
itionwide . "People in 
Jneral are tired of all the 
fcess hoopla that goes on," 
[id Cartlidge. 

Having been a 
[ofessor atMC since 1965, he 
Med, "Over the decades 
pe has been a general loss 
faith in our culture's 
fstitutions." 

Present-day politics 
to't create as much of an 



uproar as they did in the days 
of John F. Kennedy and 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Twenty years ago, issues such 
as Vietnam and civil rights 
provoked student 

demonstrations on many 
campuses throughout the 
nation. Today, these 

demonstrations seem to exist 
only in frames of old 
television footage . 

But what about new 
faculty members? How do 
they feel about campus 
involvement towards the '88 
election? Having just arrived 
this year, Theatre Director 
Frank Bradley felt that there 
is not as much interest from 
the student body as there 
should be . 

Bradley went so far 
as to say, "The only relating 
remark I've heard on campus 
was when Art Simon [Bread 

for the WorldJ uttered a 
reference to his brother's 
campaign." He added, "I 
would like to see more 
discussions among the 
students and the students 
looking into it further than to 
what good it can do for 
themselves . " 

Since most of the 
election's functions, such as 
caucuses and Republican and 



Candidates prepare for 
Super Tuesday hurdle 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

They call it 
"Super Tuesday." In light of 
the fact that over 30 percent 
of the national convention 
delegates will be chosen in 20 
states, perhaps US News and 
World Report's tag of "Mega- 
Super Tuesday" is more 
appropriate . 

The Super Tuesday 
powerhouse is concentrated in 
the South, so candidates like 
Jesse Jackson and Albert 
Gore , Jr . , are counting on 
impressive turnouts from 
their largely Southern 
followings . 

Super Tuesday in its 
current form was born, in 
part, from Southern 

politicians' resentment of the 
dominance of the Iowa caucus 
and the New Hampshire 
primary, early decisions that 
often winnow out "dark 
horse" candidates , especially 
those who appeal primarily to 
this region . 

Tom Murphy , the 
speaker of the Georgia House 
of Representatives and a chief 
backer of the plan to add 
more Southern states to the 
Super Tuesday roster, told US 
News and World Reports in 
1986, "The South is tired of 
the Northern press saying 
who's going to be the next 
president.'" 

The purposes of 
increasing Southern muscle on 
Super Tuesday include: 
increasing the number of 
Southern candidates, upping 
their chances of snaring a spot 
on the national ticket, 
influencing the nomination of 
candidates with "centrist" 
views more in line with 
Southern voters, encouraging 
candidates to pay sympathetic 
attention to such regional 
issues as the oil industry and 
farming, and to "steal the 
thunder" from earlier 
primaries and caucuses. 

Opponents to a 
regional powerhouse primary 
charge that it will only make 
other states move their 
primaries earlier and perhaps 
lead to a national primary . 

Charles Manatt , the 

Democratic debates, have 
been carried only by cable 
networks, such as CNN and 
C-SPAN, many students may 
be out of touch with the '88 
election. This would be a 
reason for the lack of 
involvement. However, there 
are ways for the campus to 
seek knowledge, 

understanding, and its own 
stand from which to voice a 
political opinion . 



former Democratic national 
chairman, told US News and 
World Reports that early 
primaries allow '"too short a 
period for candidates to be 
tested and considered . '" 

The Democrats will 
nominate a candidate from 
the currently widely-split 
field in Atlanta on July 18. 
Each candidate is hoping for a 
majority of 2,081 delegates; 
by March 9, 1,662 pledged 
delegates will have been 
chosen in 26 states and 
American Samoa . 

Each state's number 
of Democratic delegates 
depends on its showing in the 



1984 and 1986 presidential 
and congressional elections. 
There are also seven delegates 
for "Democratic Abroad" and 
three for American Samoa. 

A key factor at the 
convention will be the 
"superdelegates," who will 
make up 15 percent of the 
delegates at the convention. 
These members of Congress, 
governors, members of the 
Democratic National 

Convention , and other 
experienced politicians are 
unpledged; that is, they are 

see Tuesday P 8 



Campaign commentary: 

Hype, rhetoric 
cloud election issues 



by Joe Johnson 

As sure as 
"Death and Taxes," another 
election is nearing. It seems 
this presidential election will 
be filled with so much hype 
and rhetoric that the average 
voter will probably confuse 
the national issues with the 
less important affairs which 
seem to be the front page 
story every day . 

In most newspapers 
there are different front- 
runners selected by polls 
every two weeks. And in a 
time of delicate world 
relations with both friends 
and foes, we as voters cannot 
afford to be confused with 
meaningless issues . 

There have been 
issues raised this election 
year, but they have been the 
wrong issues. The national 
media have exploited the past 
sex lives and the present social 
relationships of many 
presidential candidates , 

Democrat and Republican 
alike. The media have used 
this "muckraking" technique 
to do nothing more than sell 
subscriptions . 

Most newspapers 

seem to be hindering the 
discussion of the most 
important topics before the 
presidential election . The 
proposed agenda on foreign 
affairs, budgeting, social 
welfare, and national defense 
has been overlooked for more 
sensationalistic "soap-opera" 
type issues . 

There are three 
primary issues that deserve 
the attention of the candidates 
and the voters as we enter this 
election year. National 
defense is the first most 



important. The candidates for 
both parties should relay their 
proposed agenda to the 
public. Issues such as "Star 
Wars" (Strategic Defense 
Initiative) funding and the 
present delicate situation in 
Central America should be 
the primary discussion before 
November . 

Secondly, the federal 
deficit should be discussed 

intensely. Presently, the 
United States has a 2.36 
billion dollar deficit, and 
unless massive reductions in 
spending or increases in 
taxation take effect, this 
country will face the 
possibility of bankruptcy . 

Lastly, I think the 
final issue that presidential 
candidates should discuss is 
social welfare. With the 
increasing number of people 
living and working past the 
age of 65, our social security 
program cannot afford to 
compensate every retired 
person in the future. 
Presidential candidates should 
offer either a total revamping 
or mention new ideas of 
funding the troubled social 
security system . 

Each candidate for 
the presidency in 1988 should 
and must include these items 
on his national agenda. This 
country cannot afford to 
listen to the rhetoric that is 
presently being presented. I 
think the final responsibility 
of addressing the important 
issues rests with the 
candidates themselves. Any 
refusal of the candidates to 
address these important issues 
and many others not 
mentioned here could lead to 
failure as a responsible and 
informed democracy . 



6 -Friday. March 4, 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Our Town unites 
campus/community 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



MC 
Theatre's spring production is 
officially under way, as Our 
Town begins rehearsals. 

The production, 

which will involve both MC 
students and area theatre 
enthusiasts, will open April 
22 and run April 23,29, and 
30. 

MC students involved 
in Our Town are Jon Allison, 
as the Stage Manager; Frances 
Kay Ayers, as Emily Webb; 
Michelle Rudisill, as Julia 
Gibbs, Emily's loving mother- 
in-law; Murray Kosmin, as 
Charles Webb, Emily's father; 
Jennifer C. Worth, as Myrtle 
Webb, her mother; Noel 
Royer, as Rebecca Gibbs; Bill 
Householder, as the unhappy 
Simon Stimson; Dan Fox, as 
Howie Newsome; Matt 
Wayland, as Si Crowell; and 
Geoff Vinson, as Sam Craig. 

Playing townspeople, 
cemetery residents, and 
audience members are Frank 
Schubert, Liz Prior, Lisa C. 
Lingenfelter, and Mike 
Wallace . 

Off-campus actors 
include: Drew Ogle, as 
George Gibbs; Charles 
Bedoian as Dr. Gibbs, 
George's father; Jason II. 



Green, as Wally Webb, 
Emily's brother; Hayes 
Centcbar, as local gossip 
Mrs. Soames; George 

Centebar, as Joe Stoddard, 
the undertaker; John II . Wells 
as Constable Warren; and 
Sandy Clark, as Joe Crowell . 

Completing the cast 
are Ruth Berry, Diane 
Robinson, Julia Cain, and 
Amanda Williams. 

Dr. Richard Ferrin, 
MC president, will make a 
"cameo" appearance as 
Professor Willard . 

Director Frank 

Bradley is pleased with the 
varied backgrounds of the cast 
members; he hopes that the 
campus-community aspect 
will enrich the play for cast, 
crew, and audience. 

Most of the off- 
campus cast memucib 
auditioned for the experience, 
out of interest in working in a 
MC show, or because they 
enjoy the play . 

Berry, a drama 
teacher at local Wlliam Blount 
High School, said of her 
decision to audition, "111 want 
to do more with contemporary 
theatre." On the subject of 
MC Theatre, she added, "III 
have been pleased with the 
way MC is moving." 



see Cast p. 8 





Auditionees for Our Town tried 
April 22. 



Cathy Cain 

the stage of Wilson Chapel February 17; the show has been cast and will oper. 



Bennett censures colleges 
for trendy , pop courses 



MC freshman Francie Ayers, shown here working during semester 
registration . will portray the central role of Emily Webb in MC Theatre s 
production of Our Town . 



(CPS) -- U.S. Secretary of 
Education William Bennett, 
long a critic of what and how 
colleges teach students, 
blasted campuses last week for 
approving faculty "trashing 
of Plato and Shakespeare" in 
favor of trendy courses that 
don't do students any good . 

Speaking to the 
convention of the National 
Association of Independent 
Colleges and Universities — a 
group representing private 
campuses around the U.S. — 
in Washington, February 4, 
Bennett warned that "the 
serious voices are being 
drowned out by the trendy 
lightweights in our midst." 

Many of the campus 
presidents assembled to hear 
the speech were angered. 

"It wouldn't be a 
college," said George Drake, 
president of Grinnell College 
in Iowa, "unless we provided 
an arena where nonsense 
could be spoken, debated, 
and, conceivably, refuted." 

American University 
President Richard Berendzen, 
while conceding many schools 
leaven their curricula with 
nonclassical courses and that 
not all campus teachers always 
are erudite, noted, "there are 
even a few government 

officials who say foolish 
things. I think I heard one 
this morning." 

While many college 
presidents vehemently 

disagreed with Bennett's 



February 4 assertion that 
some courses don't belong on 
serious campuses, virtually 
every school in America 
apparently has offered classes 
that don't seem narrowly 
aimed at academic literacy. 

Pamona College in 
California, for example, 
offers "Principles and Practice 
of Pagan Magic," taught by a 
real live witch. 

One of the most 
popular courses at the 
University of Alabama was 
"Home Brewing World-Class 
Beer," until the state 
Alcoholic Beverage Control 
Board shut it down last year 
because it violated a 
Prohibition-era statute about 
home-brewing beer and wine. 

In 1985, the 

University of New Haven 
offered "Introduction to 
Nuclear Weapons," a do-it- 
yourself course on how to 
build a nuclear bomb . 



Cuyahoga 
Community College in Ohio is 
the place to be for aspiring 
disco owners: it offers classes 
on how to make it in the 
night club business, covering 
everything from lighting, 
sound, and video to 
marketing. 

San Francisco State 
offers "The Bay Area Music 
Industry in Historical 

Perspective," a review of the 
Grateful Dead , Jefferson 
Airplane, and Blue Cheer. 

But perhaps the cla 
most likely to inspire 
Bennett's ire is offered 
through the University of 
Missouri's Adult Extension 
Program. "Advanced Class 
Cutting for the Over- 
Committed" guarantees no 
bells, no grades, no class. 
The course description advises 
students to just "put it on 
your calendar and don't go." 



(OCR) ~ Coke (not coffee) and doughnuts: The Coca-Cola Co. has 
launched a new advertising campaign in some parts of the country 
encouraging people to have a Coke for breakfast instead of a cup of 
coffee of tea. Caffeine is caffeine, they say. 

(OCR) ~ Everyone comes out of the closet when they play the 
board game "Alternatives." Developed by two StoneHill College 
student-activities coordinators, the board game is a creative tool to 
educate and develop awareness of homosexuality and bisexuality 
Up to 30 players can participate. They begin the game in a square 
marked "closet" and move about the board by rolling dice and 
landing on two types of squares. One type deals with myths and 
facts about homosexuality; the other, called "rooms," calls for role- 
playing. For more information of to purchase the game, write 
Alternatives. P.O. box 1050, Amherst, MA 01004. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, March 4. 1988-7 




Nursing Education Instructor Gail Clift (center) uses a classroom mannequin to illustrate patient-care techniques 



PETF focuses on 
domestic violence 



byLissaMcLeod 

The Peace 
Education Task Force (PETF) 
at MC will be addressing the 
issue of domestic violence 
during the month of March . 

Domestic violence is 
an aspect of our society that is 
receiving increasing attention 
in the media and being 
discussed much more openly . 

One specific form of 
domestic violence that is often 
dramatized by the media with 
such films as The Burning Bed 
is the battering of women. 
No community escapes this 
form of violence, including 
the small town of Maryville, 
Tennessee . 

Many communities 
are responding with support 
and protection for women 
attempting to break the cycle 
of violence while also 
questioning the existence and 
effects of the violence. 
One such response in 



Maryville is Haven House. 
Haven House is a shelter for 
abused women and their 
children who are escaping the 
violence in their homes, often 
unable to flee with many of 
their basic material 

possessions . 

Peggy Cantrell , 

director of Haven House, will 
be on campus Thursday, 
March 10, to discuss with any 
interested students domestic 
violence topics, including 
why such behavior exists in 
our society, the effects on 
women and children, why 
women stay in abusive 
situations, and the difficulties 
of reestablish men t for women 
who leave the scene of 
domestic violence . 

In addition to hosting 
Cantrell, the Peace Education 
Task Force will be collecting 
needed items for Haven 
House. Appropriately marked 
cardboard boxes will be in a 
lounge on each floor of ever 



Jackson fromp.4 

military spending; Time cites 
lis proposed defense cuts as 
75 million dollars (about 25 
Percent of the total military 
Wdget). Among the programs 
ie would cut are the MX, 
Minuteman, and Trident 
submarine) missiles. 

On the revenue side 
of his "white paper," Jackson 
*'ould consider a five-dollar 
°>1 import fee . 

Like most of his 
arty colleagues, Jackson 
upported the INF 

greement. He would also 
How research, but not 
eployment, ofSDI. 

Because of his limited 
xpenence and his political 
knee to the left of 



moderate , mosT campaign 
observers agree that Jackson is 
not electable on a national 
scale. But 

with his potential to win 
1,000 delegates at the 
convention, his influence 
may be instrumental in 
deciding the nominee. The 
other Democratic candidates 
are walking the thin line of 
befriending Jackson without 
seeming to kowtow . 

Outside of 

presidential elections Jackson 
is best known for being 
president of PUSH (People 
United to Save Humanity), a 
group that tries to aid and 
educate the underprivileged. 
He has also been, as Fortune 
Magazine put it, a "freelance 
hostage negotiator." 



dorm. 

Items Haven House 
needs include paper products 
(toilet paper, paper towels, 
diapers), personal toiletries 
(toothpaste, toothbrushes, 
combs , brushes , shampoo) , 
kids' and women's clothing 
(preferably comfortable 

clothing such as jeans), shoes 
(such as tennis shoes), linens, 
kids' toys and coloring books, 
and craft items . 

While this list is 
fairly comprehensive , 

Cantrell stressed, "We can 
use just about anything 
anyone would want to give 
us." 

If you are interested 
in or concerned about 
domestic violence issues and 
our response to them, mark 
your calendar for March 10 
and drop something you no 
longer use or wear into the 
Haven House boxes. It is a 
painless way to address a very 
painful issue . 



Baseball 
start '88 

by Craig Farmer 

Oncn again the 
baseball season is upon us. 
and with Head Coach Ronnie 
Ramsey and Assistant Coach 
Ronnie Rayho, the season 
looks promising. 

The team is made up 
of upperclassmen and 

freshmen who will play some 
key positions: Billy Banker, 
Matt Hannington , and Randy 
Hinton. Some other key 
players are Eric Etchinson, 
who was injured, but is back 
playing behind the plate, and 
Jason Harbison, who will play 
third base. 

Harbison felt that the 
following factors will provide 
a really good year: "More 
pitchers, people who can hit 
with a consistent average, and 
the team being young and 
aggressive." 

Ramsey said the 
freshmen will have to produce 
in order to have a good year. 
Returning players changing 
from dual positions to single 
positions is a strength for now 
and years to come, to allow 
players to excel in more than 
just one position . 

When asked what sets 
MC apart from other teams, 

Ramsey said , "Everyone's 



Scots 
season 

going to be gunning for us 
because this is our last year in 
♦hcODAC." A large part of 
the schedule will be played in 
Maryville, giving MC the 
home field advantage. 

An important factor 
is getting the fan support for 
baseball and all athletics. 
Ramsey felt the fans pressure 
the other team when they 
made mistakes and support 
the Scots when they made a 
good play. He would like to 
see "better support from 
students and the community 
throughout the year." 

Etchison said that an 
important goal for him was to 
beat Lynchburg. He said, 
"There is no love loss between 
their team and ours." On the 
offensive side, Etchinson said 
that they have "proven 
hitters." Another goal for 
Etchinson is "to score one run 
per inning." 

Ramsey ended the 
interview on a positive note 
by saying, "What we lack in 
experience, we make up for 
in hard work." 

The rest of the team 
is Alfred Rietkerk, Jeff 
Catlett, Bobby Cochran, 
Bobby Pringle , Chuck 
Costello, Hank Snyder, Mike 
Whitmore, Mike Reid, and 
Davey Reed . 



(OCR) -- The struggle for control of student editorial pages has 
spread to the University of Missouri, Where school officials want 
to replace the Maneater's faculty-student editorial board with an 
administration-controlled committee. Students argue the 
committee would act as a censor and stifle editorial independence. 
The university maintains the new board would simply provide in- 
house critiques . 

(OCR) — Promoting "safe sex" (and selling condoms, of course) 
was the idea behind a condom manufacturer's "Safer Sex" 
Advertising Contest. Students were encouraged to develop print, 
radio, or TV ads that encourage safe sex. First prize was a 
compact-disk player or $250. No word yet on who won. 




Parly in Town 
at. . . 





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8 -Friday. March 4, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS Med ia *.,., 



The 1988 Chilhowean is accepting original student art 
work (no larger than 7 inches by 10 inches) for a special color 
section celebrating the arts at MC. Interested students should 
submit artwork to Julie Marshall , box 2295 . 

The Maintenance Department needs four to five people to 
work beginning IMMEDIATELY for as many hours as possible. 
See Ron Bridges in Maintenance for details. Must be willing to 
work! 

Girl Scout cookies will be sold Feb. 26 through 
March 19 throughout East Tennessee counties served by the Tanasi 
Girl Scout Council . 

Advance orders will also be delivered during this time . 

Cookies are two dollars per box and come in seven 
different varieties. Echo, a chocolate cream sandwich cookie, is 
this years new item. The six traditional favorites are Thin Mints, 
Samoas, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, and Chocolate Chunks. 

Cookies will be sold by Girl Scouts, ages 6 to 17, door to 
door and at special booths at local businesses. Orders may also be 
taken at Tanasi Council office, 688-9440. 



veteran journalists who 
interpret political 

developments based on many 
years of watching the 
American political scene . 

The heyday of 
influential political columns 
was the 1930s; they were 
another important 

acknowledgement that facts 
were little more than 
individually crafted 

interpretations of reality. 

Another type of 
newspaper hybrid is the 
analysis story, which 
combines the attribute of an 
opinion piece with the factual 
base of a "straight" news 
story. These articles may be 



found on the front page with 
the other news stories, but 
they are always clearly labeled 
so the reader will be aware of 
the blend of fact and 
interpretation in store for him 
or her. These stories generally 
contain the byline of a 
particular reporter, someone 
who has the experience and 
knowledge to put complex 
facts into perspective (such as 
analyzing the effects of 
Senator Al Gore's decision to 
forego the Iowa caucus) but 
not necessarily someone 
whose name is widely known . 

But how objective is 
this news? Wire service stories 
may be shoddily or 
deliberately edited at local 
papers in a manner which 
affects the objectivity of the 
articles content. During the 



1984 campaign, one of my 
students at Knoxville College 
discovered major differences 
between the same wire service 
story concerning Jesse Jackson 
appearing in one of the 
Knoxville newspapers and in 
the Atlanta Constitution . 

When you read 
newspaper for campaig 
coverage (or any other reason 
for that matter) in the future 
pay attention to what type o 
article you are reading. If 
for instance, you just wan 
straight information abou 
something such as Pa 
Robertson's premarital sexual 
experience, stick to articles 
found in the front section o 
the newspaper. If you want to 
know someone's opinion abou 
how it will affect his "hidde 
army" of supporters, the 
turn to the editorial pages . 



CPP Notes 



Senior Interviews 

March 8: Boy Scouts of America, District Executive Positions 
March 15: Internal Revenue Service, Revenue Officers 

Summer Interviews 

March 8: Fontana Village 
March 9: Disney World Seminar 
March 10: Disney World Interviews 

Maryville Park and Recreation 



(OCR) — Twelve long-haired male students were pulled out of line 
during pre-registration at Florida Southern College last week. The 
students were told they couldn't sign up for spring classes unless 
they cut their hair during Christmas break . Those who promised to 
visit a barber were allowed to register . But several said they would 
rather switch than cut their long locks. One official of the 
Methodist college said, "We're trying to train students for life after 
college — There'll always be slight adjustments that have to be 
made to do things they want to do." 



Tuesday from p. 5 

not chosen by the electorate to 
nominate any particular 
candidate . Congressional 

superdelegates will be chosen 
April 19 and 20. 

The superdelegates 
were a strong force for Walter 
Mondale in 1984; this year, 
Time is calling them Richard 
Gephardt's "ace in the hole." 

Republican delegates 
will nominate their candidate 
in New Orleans on August 
15. The 2,277 delegates are 
made up of a base six per 
state, 14 each from the 
District of Columbia and 
Puerto Rico, and four each 



from Guam and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands; states are 
awarded additional delegates 
based on their support of the 
Republican presidential 

candidate in 1984 and 
congressional and 

gubernatorial candidates from 
1984 to 1987. 

The states holding 
primaries on March 8 are: 
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, 
Georgia, Kentucky, 

Louisiana, Maryland, 

Massachusetts , Mississippi , 
Missouri, North Carolina, 
Oklahoma, Rhode Island, 
Tennessee, Texas, and 
Virginia. 



Cast from p. 6 



George and Hayes 
Centebar were instrumental in 
establishing area community 
theatre, the Blount County 
Summer Playhouse, years ago; 
both are looking forward to 
working in this production. 
Hayes Centebar said, "I heard 
Frank Bradley was a terrific 
director." 

Everett, a Monroe 
^ounty native and employee 
of Peninsula Hospital, said of 
Our Town, "The play is 
moving ~ just beautiful." 
Rudisill described it as "my 
personal favorite." 



Ayers also enjoys this 
play; she said she "would love 
the challenge that this play 
offers." 

Royer said of the 
production, "The fact that 
the play uses little or no props 
means that the audience will 
have to use their imagination. 
They'll have to think about it 
more than about television 
shows or movies, and that's 
good because we also want 
people to think about the 
play's message . " 

Perhaps Robinson 
best summed up the cast's 
attitude: "I'm excited to be 
working in it!" 



Hart from p. 4 

platform remains nebulous 
and lacking in detail. As 
Newsweek reports, Hart tends 
to use such terms as '"strategic 
investment in the economy'" 
and '"military reform . '" 

On the economy, 
Hart has said that he would be 
willing to raise taxes to fight 
the budget deficit. Like the 
other Democratic candidates, 
he supports arms negotiations 
and the limited use of U. S. 
military force overseas . 

Immediately after 
Hart's end-of-the year 
reentry, his name-recognition 

factor pushed him to the top 
of the polls. Now, his 
campaign volunteers are 
college students, who 
sympathize with Hart's brash 
stance . 

Campaign observers 
see as Hart's main stumbling 
block the question of his 
electability . Most of the 
electorate seems to be still 
concerned about character, 
and the politics of resentment 
is usually a shaky matter. 



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HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 10 



Maryville College 



Friday, March 18, 1988 



Bikers to ride 
across state 



by Jimmy Simerly and the 
Communications Office 

What do Bruce 
Guillaume, Leslie Nier, 
Larry Stanley , Margot 
Eyring, and five Maryville 
College students have in 
common? They all intend to 
bicycle across Tennessee 
during spring break. 

They will leave for 
Memphis in a college van on 
Saturday, March 19, and 
begin bicycling back across 
the state the next day. 

The group will spend 
each night in churches and 
homes of alumni along the 
way and are expecting to 
arrive back on the Maryville 
College campus at 

approximately 5 p.m. on 
Monday, March 28, the day 



classes resume. There will he 
a welcoming reception of 
students, faculty, and city 
and county officials to greet 
them on their return. 

The bicycle trip is 
being made in conjunction 
with the Maryville College 
Mountain Challenge 

program, and the students 
will receive one-hour 

portfolio credit toward 
graduation for their efforts. 

When asked why 
those in the program are 
facing such a challenge, 
Guillaume said that the trip 
wili provide visibility for the 
college and will "personally 
challenge" those participating 
in it. 



see 



Bike p. 3 





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Bikers get ready for the "Bike Across Tennesse '88" trek; biking across campus is just a foretaste of their planned 
Spring Break trip from Memphis. 

"Dear Library Pad" allows 
students to voice opinion 



Penny 



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ates the "Dear Library" pad, a forum for student 



by Julie Mullaney 



Q. What is tall and thin, full 
of conflicting remarks, and 
stands in the library? 
A. The "Dear Library" pad, 
of course! 

Just what exactly is 
the "Dear Library" pad, and 
how did it get there? Who 
placed it where it is? To find 
the answers to these 
perplexing questions, I went 
straight to the top — Library 
Director Joan Worley. 

Her story of the 
"Dear Library" pad's birth 
went like this: 

"I loved the easel. I 
saw it in the basement and 
thought, That's so pretty; it 
ought to be used for 
something.' A few days later I 
found a huge pad of paper 
and I thought: 'A-h-h-h-h! 1 
know what I can dof 

Worley said that the 
pad, which was first put up in 
the 1984-S5 school year, was 
originally intended to be a 
"suggestion box" of sorts . 

At first, Worley said 
that it "got a lot of 
suggestions and comments 



about the library" and after 
that about the library 
renovations. There were at 
first "a lot of questions like 
'Where's the clock?'." Then, 
she said, "People stopped 
commenting on the library. 
We now put together other 
topics for people to comment 
on." 

And comment they 
do. One page, which began 
"If I ran the college I would . 
. ." was sent to President 
Richard I. Ferrin after the 
quotation was finished by 
numerous students. This was, 
Worley said, "... Just a 
sudden idea." The plan to 
send the comments to Ferrin 
was announced in advance. 

Worley believes that 
the pad "may provide an 
outlet for expression for 
people who might not 
normally speak up about a 
problem." 

"Sometimes it ends 
up looking like a bathroom 

wall," she added, "but we 
don't police it." Worley also 
said that she noticed that 
sometimes the students do 
police it . 

When students were 



asked about their feelings 
toward the "Dear Library" 
pad, most of them had similar 
responses . 

"I think it's a good 
idea, but it's too bad that 
everybody doesn't take it 
seriously , " commented 

freshman David Yocom. 

Peggy Lane, a 
sophomore, seemed to 
agree:"It's neat, but 

sometimes the students don't 
use it right." Lane added, "It 
could be useful, if the 
students use it correctly." 

Marilyn McCoy, a 
sophomore, felt that it was "a 
good idea" also , but said that 
she thinks "a lot of people put 
down stupid things that are 
irrelevant." 

Lisa Berry, a transfer 
student, said that if the pad 
were used appropriately, she 
thinks it would be "a good 
source of feedback . ■ 

At the first part of 
the Spring Semester, the pad 
posed this question about 
itself for its users: "Should we 
take it down or leave it up?" 
The almost unanimous 
response was to "leave it up" — 
and so it is. 



questions, comments, and jokes 



2 -Friday, March 18, 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Highland Echo 



Spring Fever: Give 
in to it a little 

Spring Fever, that enemy of students, professors, and 
anyone with a job to do, is making its way across the MC campus, 
hard on the heels of the various stomach and cold viruses that 
recently made their widespread attack . 

Spring Fever is a more insidious affliction, because it 
strikes slowly and quietly, keeping its presence unannounced until 
it has reached its final, firmly entrenched stages. 

The causes are varied: crocuses, warm weather and/or 
sunny skies, the approach of spring break, the mountains hanging 
on the horizon, and even the simple turning of calendar pages. 

The symptoms are also varied, ranging from a greater 
than usual inability to concentrate to all-around-lethargy. If you 
find your eyes drawn ever more inextricably away from the task at 
hand and towards the nearest window (or just into blank air), then 
Spring Fever could be the culprit. 

The existence of Spring Fever is difficult to diagnose: not 
quite tangible, but nonetheless very real, affecting most people, at 
one time or another, to a greater or lesser degree. So, what can we 
do about it? 

Most people would advise hard work and diligent 
willpower to counter Spring Fever's interruptive presence. But this 
malady can be like a spider's web -- the harder you struggle against 
it, the tighter it grips. 

The answer, then, is to not fight so hard; after all. Spring 
Fever isn't all that bad. Indulge it a little. Allow a little 
"lollygagging"; His the season for it. But, unfortunately, letting it 
get out of hand could be hazardous to your job and your GPA, and 
thus cause extra worries down the line. 

Don't be afraid to lose yourself for a little while, because 
automatons are rarely happy or fulfilled. For everyone, spring is 
perhaps the best season for having fun. For students, the college 
years are the best time for it. Don't let the season (or these years) 
slip by . 

Spring Fever may be annoying during term-paper time, 
study sessions, or I. S. labors, but at heart it's a nudge for the 
overworked towards loosening up. Just don't let that nudge become 
a downhill shove. 

Editor's notes: 

CORRECTION: In the column "Hype, rhetoric cloud campaign 
issues," on p. 5 of the last Echo (Vol. 73, No. 9), the figure of 
the U.S. budget deficit was misprinted. It should have read "'2.36 
trillion, " rather than "2.36 billion.'' Our apologies to Joe 
Johnson, the writer; the Echo regrets the error. 



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Greedy evangelists soil 
honest preachers' image 



by Ryan Tipton 

In recent 

years there has been a steady 
increase in the popularity and 
wealth of television 

evangelists. Many more 

people respond to this ever- 
increasing medium, and they 
hear and see the problems 
these ministers have and how 
they are constantly begging 
people to send money. 

These types of 
preachers can be broken clown 



into the following categories: 

" money 



"money grubbers, ; 
^rubbers for the Lord/' 
fallen money grubbers." u and 
"money grubbers who will do 
anything to get more." 

"Money grubbers" are 
preachers who get up in front 



of the camera and spill their 
hearts and souls to the people 
in TV land about how they 
have taken a second mortgage 
out on their houses, how 
their stockholders are 

demanding payment on their 
shows, and how the ministry 
will collapse without "X" 
number of dollars by the end 
of the week . They do and say 
all of this while wearing silk 
suits and Rolex Imperials on 
their arms. 

Jerry Falwell is a 
good example of preachers 
who fit in this category. 
Every Sunday morning he 
gets up in front of the camera 
and pleads with his viewers to 
send money for 30 minutes or 
more, and then he delivers a 
10- to 15-minute sermon. 



Dean's list omits 
Japanese student 



Editor, Highland Iicho: 

I was surprised that 
the Dean's list, published in 
the February 5 issue of the 
Highland Echo, did not 
reflect the achievement of my 
friend. She worked hard here 
at Maryville and, despite 
being from Japan, received 
straight "A's" in her studies. 

I realize that 

international students take 
some different studies, but 
this student participated in 
many regular classes, 
receiving an "A" in all she 
attempted . 

I was particularly 
shocked when she was not on 



the Dean's list, because Dr. 
Kim had informed the 
international students that 
they could receive the 
distinction of being on the 
Dean's list for their 
achievements here at 

Maryville. 

The above reasonings 
lead me to believe that the 
only possible reason my friend 
was not included on the 
Dean's list was because the 
studies of foreign students are 
held in low esteem — is this 
racism? 

Sincerely, 
Hiroki Matsuya 



After that he makes another 
plea for money until the hour 
airtime is up on his show. 

In addition to the 
"money grubbers," there are 
the "money grubbers for the 
Lord." A fitting character 
for this kind of preacher is 
television minister-turned- 
Republican presidential 

candidate Pat Robertson . 

Robertson, who is 
the former executive of the 
Christian Broadcasting 

Network (CBN), announced 
his candidacy through airtime 
on CBN. He began asking for 
donations to support his 
candidacy, which he referred 
to as doing "the Lord's work." 
CBN now has whole segments 
of airtime allocated to raising 
funds by providing reasons 
why Robertson thinks the 
Lord has told him to run for 
President. It would seem that 
CBN, which has almost filed 
for bankruptcy twice, would 
stick to broadcasting the 
standard message of, "Send 
money for the Lord's work 
through us," instead of, 
"Send money for Pat's White 
House Bid . " 

Another category is 
"fallen money grubbers." 
The prime subject is former 
executive of the PTL Club 
and now-defrocked minister, 
Jim Baker. 

Baker, also known as 
Jesse James, Jr., Diamond 
Jip, the King of the Gold- 
plated Bathroom Fixtures, 
and the Lord of Lip Service, 

see Money p. 3 



COMMENTARY 



Friday, March 18, 1988-3 



She feels 
editing 

distorted 
her letter 

by Julie Mullaney 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

I was glad when I 
found out that my article was 
printed in the last issue of the 
Highland Echo — that is, 
until I read it. After reading 
it, I realized that it had been 
changed a lot in the editorial 
process and had evolved into 
something that was not what I 
had written. 

The person who 
edited my article had 
approached me about it before 
it was printed, saying that it 
was good, but that she "didn't 
understand" the last part of 
it. This, I found, was where 
most of the editing was done. 

My article, which 
was supposed to be about 
apathy, had ended with a 
question which, I thought, 
pulled the whole article 
(which was, up to that point, 
purposely written in a 
disjointed fashion) together. 
Apparently, after all the 
other changes were made, 
that question, which was the 
only place where the word 
"apathy" was used, no longer 
fit, so it was dropped. 




This left something 
which might have appeared to 
be about STUN meetings (this 
was reinforced by the headline 
"STUN succeeds") or the 
Student Senate meeting and it 
almost sounded as if I meant 
to attack the Office of 
Student Life. 

Worst of all, my 
name, which was, 

incidentally, misspelled, was 
still at the end of the article. 
This, to me, is as bad as 
misquoting someone or using 
a quotation out of context. I 
see absolutely nothing wrong 
with editing for the sake of 
space, but I believe it is 
wrong to change the meaning 
of som tone's words to suit 
one's ovn personal taste or 
understanding. I am highly 
disappointed . 

Thank you, 
Julie Mullaney 

(The Echo apologizes for any 

misrepresentation; it was 
unintentional — the Ed.) 



Money from p. 2 



was ousted from his position 
at PTL in 1987 after it was 
discovered that he had been 
paying blackmail money to 
church secretary, Jessica 
Hahn, so she would keep her 
mouth shut about a sexual 
liaison she had with Diamond 
Jip in 1980. Subsequently, 
PTL, which stands for "Praise 
the Lord," became known as 
"Pass the Loot" so we can 

Bike from p. 1 

Those involved in 
"Bike Tennessee '88," as it is 
called, include Bruce 

Guillaume, (MC '76) director 
of the Life Enrichment 
Center (LEO; Leslie P. Nier, 
(MC '71) director of 
Admissions; Larry Stanley, 
Mountain Challenge specialist; 
Margot Eyring, Lloyd Hall 
resident director; Raina 
Boring, a junior; Steve 
Herbert, a sophomore; 
Aundra Ware, a sophomore; 
Matt Way land, a sophomore; 
Maryville College alumnus 
Charles Parsons; and Kandy 
Schram, van driver. 



"Pay the Lady." Exposure of 
Baker's little bit of fooling 
around cost him his job as 
chief beggar for the PTL, and 
with it, the money he had 
wallowed in got taken away 
from his grubby hands. 

In addition to Baker, 
there is a new member of the 
fallen category. Evangelist 
Jimmy Swaggart, who, when 
he heard about Baker's fall, 
spoke openly of "purging such 
vileness from the church," 
admitted to sexual misconduct 
in February. The exposure 
and admittance of his actions 
show just how hypocritical a 
person can be about another 
person, while doing the same 
thing the first person was 
caught doing. 

Perhaps, the most 
extreme of these characters 
are the "money grubbers who 
will do or say anything to get 
more/' The worst of these is 
a fellow named Oral Roberts. 

In January 1987, 
Roberts announced that the 
Lord had told him in a vision 
that if he did not raise four 
million dollars by the end of 
March, the Lord would "take 



Students display apathy , 
even on alcohol issue 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

To be honest, when I 
was first asked to write 
something for the paper, I 
was going to flog a dead horse 
and write about the "dry 
campus" controversy . 

But now , after 
talking to some of my fellow 
classmates, I have decided to 
change the theme to "Apathy 
in America's Youth." Let me 
state now that by no means 
am I calling everyone on this 
campus apathetic. I only 
talked to the students in one 
class, about 13 students. 
Still, I was shocked by the 
overall disinterest of my 
classmates . 

When I asked them 
questions about how they felt 
about a dry campus, and how 
they felt about the 
administration passing the bill 



without getting the opinions 
of the students, they gave a 
little lip service, but the 
overall consensus was, "I 
don't care!" 

I tried another 
approach, talking about the 
proposal to have a designated 
drinking place for those over 
21 years of age. I got a very 
slightly different answer: 
"That's the seniors' problem!" 

I mentioned to them 
that one of these days they 
would hopefully be seniors, 
too, and wouldn't it be nice 
to have a place on campus to 
go when they wanted to 
drink . The answers I got? 

"That's in the 
future." 

"I'll cross that bridge 
when I get there." 

"I don't care." 

Are these the people 



who are going to be in charge 
of my future? Who is going to 
make decisions about what 
goes on in our government? 
Our environment? Our 
society? More importantly, 
who is going to question these 
decisions, to make sure that 
they are the right one for the 
American people? 

People today, young 
and old alike, need to become 
more involved in what is 
going on in the world around 
them. Yes, Virginia, there is 
more to life than MTV . 

I realize that this 
letter will make some people 
angry with me. But that is 
okay. At least they will be 
getting off their duffs. 



Sincerely, 
Krista Ross-Mull 




L- 



^(^faft 



him home." To many 
people, saying that the Lord 
would kill him if he did not 
get the money proved what a 
con-artist Roberts is. 

As the end of March 
drew near, Roberts was way 
below his four million dollar 
goal, and it appeared that the 
public was going to find out 
whether the Lord's "promise" 
was valid. However, exactly 
one week before the 



"deathline," a dogtrack owner 
in Miami donated 1,500,000 
dollars, which put Roberts 
over his goal. When asked 
why he gave such a large 
donation to Roberts, the man 
replied, "I just want him to 
shut up. Besides, it's tax- 
deductible." 

There are many other 
television evangelists who 
could fit into these 
categories. The real shame of 



it all is that these preachers 
damage the integrity of those 
everyday, God-fearing, 

charitable ministers who are 
truly doing the work of the 
Lord. 

The media exposure 
of the money grubbers causes 
stereotyping of all ministers, 
and this makes the ones who 
truly care about the Lord and 
the people they are trying to 
reach seem less credible . 



4 -Friday, March 18, 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Campbellsville 
artwork in FAC 



by Lissa McLeod 

This month's 
art exhibit at the FAC is the 
result of an exchange program 
with Campbellsville College in 
Kentucky. 

Last month Maryville 
College students' works were 
exhibited here. and this 
month the Campbellsville 
students display their talents 
while the Maryville exhibit is 
displayed at Campbellsville. 

The exhibit includes 
a comprehensive mixture of 
media — from oil and acrylic 
paintings, to silkscreen and 
linoleum block prints, to 
pottery and sculpture. 

While the exhibit 
contains "a good variety of 
media," as senior Selena 
Dockery commented, the 
Campbellsville exhibit does 
not contain as many different 
artists as the Maryville one 
did. Thelma Bianco, art 
teacher at MC, commented, 
"There are not many students 
represented for the amount of 
work [displayed]." 

While there may not 
be as many artists 
represented, the individual 
artists displayed show a 
greater command of more 
media than did the Maryville 
show . Senior Jennifer 

Chastain observed that "each 
student works in a lot of 
media . " 



In many cases, the 
wider exposure to media has 
not led to a sacrifice in 
quality of the work. 
However, the strongest artists 
in the exhibit tend to display 
one medium more heavily 
than others. 

Perhaps the strongest 
works displayed are the 
acrylic paintings of Jean 
Pennebaker and the graphite 
drawings of James Davis. 
Pennebaker's paintings display 
a good command of color, 
especially "Black Guat at 
Sunset." Davis' drawings 
command respect with his use 
of depth and attention to 
detail . 

While Pennebaker 
and Davis illustrate the 
greatest command over one 
medium, Delora Fox's works 
demonstrate the widest use of 
media by one artist. Fox has 
incorporated mattings into 
pictures, done some silkscreen 
and linoleum block prints, 
and made paper and molded it 
with various objects. All of 
her work shows a careful 
craftsmanship and 

imagination . 

In this exchange with 
Campbellsville College art 
students, it is hoped that both 
Campbellsville and Maryville 
students will benefit from 
sharing ideas and seeing what 
the other school is doing . 





Jennifer Chastain 

Throughout March, MC students can enioy the works of Campbellsville College students in the FAC. 

Atlanta campus off-limits to 
Lee filming of School Daze 



(CPS) -- Director Spike Lee's 
first film — a low-budget sex 
farce called She's Gotta Have It 
-- made him famous. But 
when the now-successful Lee 
returned to Morehouse 
College, the Atlanta school 
from which he graduated in 
1979, to shoot his second 
movie, he wasn't very well- 
received. In fact, he was 
asked to leave . 

Lee said it was 
because the film — now being 
released across the country -- 
is about class and color 
divisions among students at a 
black college . 

Morehouse 
administrators say it was 
because Lee wouldn't tell 
them what the movie, called 
School Daze , was about . 

"We asked him what 
the film was about," recalled 
Dr. Hugh Gloster, then 
Morehouse's president, "but 

he wasn't inclined to tell us. 
After the film was being 
shot, we began to receive 
reports concerning what it 
was about from the students." 

He didn't like what 
he heard: 

School Daze, it turns 
out is set at a fictitious black 
southern college called 
Mission, where the students 
divide themselves into cliques 
of lighter-skinned 

"wannabees" — as in "want to 
be whites" — and darker- 
skinned, lower-income 
students called "jigs." 

It all sounded 
"downgrading" to Gloster, 
who then told Lee to get off 
the school grounds, and the 
ban on filming the movie was 



extended by the five other 
presidents whose schools share 
the Atlanta University Center 
(AUC) campus. 

"He wouldn't show 
it," AUC Chancellor Dr. 
Charles Merideth said of Lee 
and the script; "We couldn't 
see it, so we said it couldn't 
be shot . " 

Lee figured, "I had 
nothing to gain by letting 
them see the script," adding 
he thought its subject would 
be enough to provoke the 
presidents into exiling him. 

Lee insists School 
Daze is accurate, that 
Morehouse was socially 
divided along skin tone and 
class lines when he attended; 
"We exaggerated lit in the 
film], but there were 



cliques." 

Gloster disagreed: "It 
[happens] in black society, 
yes, but not among our 
students." 

Merideth also 

conceded that "a long time 
ago there were fraternities and 
sororities for light-skinned 
people only, but nothing 
would suggest that's operative 
today." 

"It's a lie," asserted 
Dr. Calvert Smith, president 
of Morris Brown, another 
AUC college, adding "You're 
not going to find that kind of 
differentiation on these 
college campuses." 

Campus residents 

themselves are not sure. 

see Spike p. 5 ~ 



Filming , campuses 
controversial mixture 



(CPS) - The five colleges 

that share the Atlanta 

University 

Center aren't the only ones 

grappling with the problems 

of 

letting movies be shot at their 

schools. 

Harvard, for one, is 
"quite rigid about the making 
of movies here," reported 
Margery Hcffron of the 
Harvard News Office . 

"[It's! so disruptive we 
won't allow it without a 
compelling reason," she said. 

Officially, Heffron 
added, Harvard won't permit 
filming of movies intended 
sheerly for entertainment 



rather than education. 

The Europeans was 
the last movie made on 
campus, but only because 
novelist Henry James "wrote 
it to take place on Harvard," 
Heffron explained. 

The University of 
Oregon, which anonymously 
was the backdrop for Animal 
House, is more liberal about 
moviemaking. 

Muriel Jackson, OU's 
movie coordinator, recalls 
reading the Animal House 
script before filming began 
and then discussing it with 

see Movies p. 5 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, Match 18, 1988-5 




K. Nagakura 

People from both on and off campus attended the International Dinner on Saturday, March 12, in Pearsons; here, 
the diners watch the after-dinner entertainment. 



KSO season to center on 
'music in the city' theme 



\from KSO communications 

The 

Knoxville Symphony 

Orchestra (KSO) 1988-89 
Masterworks series of concerts 
in the Tennessee Theatre will 
include return engagements of 
three guest artists "by popular 
demand," debut appearances 
in Knoxville by other world- 
renowned artists, plus a 
choral/dance showcase in the 
Civic Auditorium next 
February , Maestro Kirk 
Trevor has announced . 

The Symphony has 

chosen "Music in the City" as 

the theme for its 54th season, 

which comprises eight pairs of 

[Thursday/Friday concerts 

from September 1988 to May 

1989. All of these 

I Masterworks subscription 

concerts, except for the 

February choral/dance 

showcase in the Civic 

Auditorium, will be 

I performed in the Tennessee 

Theatre. 

The 1988-89 season 

[opening concerts in the 

Tennessee Theatre, 

September 15 and 16, 1988, 

a t 8:15 p.m. , will feature the 

return engagement of famed 

Russian pianist Alexander 

Toradze performing 

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto 
|No. 1 . 

Toradze, whose 

playing has been deemed 
I'diamond perfection" 

Musical America) , last 
[Performed with the KSO in 

April 1987 to sold-out 
Ihouses, standing ovations 



both evenings, and rave 
reviews: "The audience 
jumped to its feet for a 
standing ovation almost 
before the final crashing 
chords [of Rachmaninoffs 
Piano Concerto No. 21 
finished rolling through the 
balcony," a local critic 
reported . 

On February 16 and 
17, 1989, the Appalachian 
Ballet Company, which is 
housed on campus in 
Fayerweather, will join the 
KSO and a full chorus at the 
Civic Auditorium, at 8:15 
p.m., to perform Orffs 
Carmina Burana and Elgar's 
Enigma Variations . 1 revor 
said that these special 
showcase concerts next 
February will give audiences 
the opportunity "to hear two 
totally different 20th-century 
masterpieces — Orffs 
Carmina Burana, with its 
ribald, raucous personality, 
and Elgar's Enigma 

Variations, with its Victorian 
nobility and patriotic 

nostalgia." 

Trevor's showcase 
performance concept, 

featuring other local arts 
groups with the Orchestra, 
has proved to be popular with 
local audiences. The Civic 
Auditorium provides a stage 
large enough to accommodate 
a chorus, dance company, 
and the Orchestra. The Civic 
Auditorium also offers 1,000 
more seats than does the 
Tennessee Theatre, which is 
the regular performance hall 
for the KSO's subscription 



concerts . 

Also returning to 
Knoxville next season "by 
popular demand" will be 
violinist Miriam Fried, who 
last performed with KSO in 
November 1985, and violist 
Paul Neubauer, who last 
performed with the KSO in 
January 1986. 

Fried , acclaimed for 
"fiery intensity and emotional 
depth" of playing (the New 
York Times) will perform 
Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D 
minor on January 19 and 20, 

1989. Joseph Gingold, with 
whom Miriam Fried continues 
to study at Indiana 
University, says that she is 
"one of the greatest violinists 
of this age." She also studies 
with Ivan Galamian at the 
Juilliard School. Her 1971 
triumph as the first woman to 
win the Queen Elizabeth 
Competition that her in the 
international limelight, where 
she remains today. Her 
recording of the Sibelius 
Concerto with the Helsinki 
Philharmonic is being released 
this year. 

Violist Neubauer, 
whom the New York Times 
called "a master musician," 
will return to Knoxville as 
guest soloist with the 
Orchestra at the March 16 
and 17, 1989 concerts. He 
will perform the world 
premiere of David Ott's Viola 
Concerto, which is being 
commissioned by the 



International Club 
hosts dinner 



by Noriko Iwanaga 

Can you 

imagine how wonderful it is 
to eat different dishes from all 
over the world and to meet 
people from other countries 
while we stay in one place. 
On March 12, the 
International Club dinner was 
held in Pearson's dinning hall; 
about 150 people attended the 
dinner. 

International students 
in the costumes of their own 
countries served seven dishes, 
including Arabic salad 
(Taboleh), Japanese green 
beans with sesami, Chinese 
chicken dumplings, Arabic 
chicken and rice, Malaysian 
hot noodles, Chinese almond 
pudding, and the Arabic 
sweet, baklavah, were 
served. The baklavah was 
gone especially soon . 

Khaled Irar from 
Jordan, in charge of Arabic 
dishes, said, "Baklavah is a 



delicious and popular sweet," 
but he also said that it takes a 
long time to make because 
each thin pastry sheet is first 
buttered and then stacked. 

After dinner the 
international students gave a 
performance. There were 
some numbers in which the 
students danced, sang, played 
the harmonica, and played 
the guitar. In addition, 
American students who take 
Japanese class sang a 
traditional Japanese song 
about cherry blossoms, called 
"Sakura, Sakura." 

The International 

Club president , Kayoko 
Nagakura, said, "Because of 
members' hard work and 
many people's help, the 
dinner was well done." She 
said that profit from the 
dinner will be used for such 
activities as going on a picnic 
and for the International 
Dinner next year . 



Spike from p. 4 

"There are cliques," 
observed Janet Jones, a senior 
resident at Spelman, 

Morehouse's sister school , 
"but I don't think it's a matter 
of skin tone as much as 
socioeconomic background . " 

Spelman freshman 
Tracy Williams doesn't see 
divisions of any kind, noting 
her circle of friends are a 
diverse group. 

Classmate Stephanie 
Brown said "There are 
[cliques!, but it's not really 
obvious. Most of the light- 
skinned girls hang with light- 
skinned girls, and the dark- 
skinned girls hang with dark- 
skinned girls. But it's not as if 
they don't like each other. 
They just don't hang 
together . " 

"Spike's main aim is 
to make films and make 
money," Gloster said. "Our 
concern is to protect our 



schools while he's doing 
that." 

"His portrayal was 
sensational in an effort to 
make money," Smith added. 
"I hope he gets rich, but not 
at the expense of black 
institutions." 

Lee ultimately did 
move the filming off 
Morehouse grounds, though 
he finished shooting at other 
parts of the AUC campus 
because of a previous binding 
agreement he'd gotten . 

Merideth called it "an 
amicable resolution" to the 
problem, but Lee, on tour to 
promote School Daze, remains 
angry. 

"It wasn't as if I was 
somebody who didn't know 
the history of black schools, 
and was coming down to hurt 
them," he said. 

Gloster, though, 

said it's a closed issue; "All we 
wanted was to get him off our 
campuses." 



see 



KSO 



Movies from p. 4 

the president. 

"He asked one 
question," she remembered: 
'"Is it funny?'" 

Personal Best, a film 
about women runners starring 
Mariel Hemmingway, didn't 
get past administrators as 
easily because "I thought 
there would be some problems 
with the lead character having 
a lesbian relationship in the 
movie," Jackson said. 

In the end, Personal 

Best was made at OU, though 
the school wouldn't allow its 
name used in the credits. 

Harvard also won't let 



its name be used in movie 
credits to avoid the 
appearance of "endorsing the 
film or anything shown in it," 
Heffron reported . 

There are other 
reasons to be touchy about 
campus filmmaking. 

Salt Lake City police 
arrested two University of 
Utah students in late January 
after being notified of a 
robbery in progress at a 
bicycle shop. 

But it turned out the 
students -- Matt Elggren and 
Jim Schmepel — were 
shooting a scene for a three- 
minute movie for their film 
studies class, and were 
released . 



6 - Friday . March 18, 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Choir to tour on 
Spring Break 



byLissaMcLeod 

Images of 
Spring Break are as varied as 
there are students. Yet, one 
image that many college 
students share includes lying 
on a beach while the sun beats 
down on your body, the smell 
of suntan oil, the grit of 
sand, and the relaxing sound 
of waves continually crashing 
on the beach . 

For one group of 
students, however, images of 
Spring Break include ice, 
blustery wind, the inside of a 
bus, the unfamiliarity of 
seven different beds, singing, 
singing, and more singing. 
Of course, this group is the 
concert choir, and each 
spring break brings with it the 
choir tour -- this year to 
Ohio. 

Choir tour is an 
"interesting" concept. By 
spring break, all students are 
exhausted and ready to rest. 
But for the choir, the work is 
only beginning. As the choir 
tour serves as a major 
recruiting tool for the school, 
and especially the Music 
Department, the schedule is 
crammed full to meet the 
most people possible in one 
week. 

This year, the choir 
will be singing in five schools 
and eight churches. 

Add to the concert 
schedule travel time in the 
bus between stops, visiting 
with alumni at dinners and 
receptions, and having to stay 
with different host families 
every night (meaning that you 
recount your life goals and 



ambitions as well as your 
family history every night), 
and you get David Yocum's 
sentiments: "I expect [tour] to 
be very tiring; I hope I don't 
fall asleep." 

Don't worry, David, 
you won't fall asleep in your 
coat and tie — you won't get 
comfortable enough! While 
everyone in Florida will be 
wearing their favorite shorts 
and cut-off T-shirts, the 
choir will be wearing coats 
and ties (for guys) and dresses 
(for girls). This year is the 
first year that there has been a 
dress code for tour. Director 
Jeff Baxter explains it is part 
of an effort to upgrade our 
image in the various churches 
and schools we visit and to 
appear professional . 

Despite the 

exhaustion and the dress 
code, tour is also fun. As 
senior Bobby Montgomery 
anticipates, Tm looking 
forward to getting to know 
people better." Freshman 
Michelle Karr said, "I'm just 
waiting to find out" what tour 
is all about. 

Yet, every tour is 
different,^ just as the choir is 
different each year. As senior 
Carol Warren said, "I never 
make any opinion about tour 
before I get there." 

MC students who 
would like to see the result of 
a week of hard work are 
invited to the Choir Tour 
concert on Monday, March 
2S, at 8:15 p.m. It is free and 
is the same program 
performed on tour, featuring 
the Maryville College Concert 
Choir of 1987-88. 



(OCR) — Change to semesters alters buying habits. The University 
of Tennessee-Knoxville's switch from three quarters to two 
semesters will probably mean changes in bookstore buying habits. 
The director of the University Center Book and Supply Store 
estimates sales may drop five percent because students will need 
fewer books . 



(OCR) ~ Smoke marijuana? We're not hiring. A survey of 
personnel directors among Fortune 500 companies reports that 
marijuana use (or the suspicion of the same) is the single biggest 
disqualifier of otherwise qualified job applicants. More than two- 
thirds of those surveyed said smoking marijuana after work 
decreased an employee's productivity, and 47 percent said they 
wouldn't hire an otherwise qualified candidate if they believed the 
person smoked marijuana. 



(OCR) — When a snow storm dumped 10 inches of snow on 
Chattanooga, city crews "forgot" to clear streets in and around the 
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga for several days, UTC 
officials say. Not so, say city officials. They contend that there 
were other priorities — like keeping the main roads open. "A 
weekend basketball game at UTC is not the same priority as 
keeping roads to area hospitals open." commented one city 
official . 




Jennifer Chastain 



While some MC students and staffers are sunning on Spring Break, this group will "Bike Across Tennessee 
participating in the Mountain Challenge venture are Margot Eyring. Leslie Nier, Bruce Guillaume. Larry Stanley. 
Matt Wayland, Charlie Prisons. Raina Boring, Aundra Ware. 



Nursing program augments 
MC's 'liberal arts education 5 



by Marianne Rucker 

The nursing program 
at MC began in the fall of 
1985 under the direction of 
Dr. Mary Lenny and serves 
two types of students 
pursuing the BSN. 

Those with no 
education or experience in 
nursing follow the generic 
nursing curriculum which 
requires four years of full- 
time college work . 

Already licensed 

R.N.s receive credit for their 
college-level study and can 
challenge some nursing 
courses by passing proficiency 
exams. These students are in 
the CE program. 

The curriculum 

consists of general education 
courses and courses on 
nursing theory and clinical 
practice. 

Lenny retired in 
December of 1987. Mardi 
Craig, instructor of Medical- 
Surgical Nursing, is acting 
head of the department. 

"The goal of the MC 
nursing program is to 
graduate intellectual, caring 
persons who use knowledge 
from humanities, principal 
and social science, and 
nursing to promote optimum 
health," stated Craig. "We 
emphasize the caring and 
compassionate aspect of 
nursing." 

"We have a strong 



clinical component and we 
intend to keep that," Craig 
said. MC's clinical affiliations 
are with Fort Sanders 
Regional Medical Center 
(FSRMC), Blount Memorial 
Hospital (BMID, East 

Tennessee Children's Hospital 
(ETCH), and other 

community agencies. 

"The nursing 

curriculum consists of the 
well care component, the sick- 
care component, and the 
community care component," 
Craig stated. 

There are two full- 
time instructors ~ Craig and 
Gail Cliff. Marty Rucker, 
Mary Barnett, and Barbara 
Lowe are adjunct faculty. A 
search is underway for a new 
director . 

Over forty R.N. 
students are in the CE 
program, and eleven students 
are in the generic program . 

Jeanne Borden 

graduated from St. Mary's in 
1980. She is an R.N. at 
Blount Memorial and works in 
ICU (Intensive Care Unit). 

Borden has been a CE 
student in the BSN program 
for three years. She chose MC 
because it has "a smaller ratio 
of students and there's more 
individualized instruction." 

"I've taken care 
courses which have made me 
a more well-rounded person . 
English 130 helped me with 
writing, and math 120 has 



helped me in management 
with staffing patterns," stated 
Borden . 

"The nursing 

instructors at MC have been 
the best I've had. They're 
flexible and understanding," 
Borden added . 

Borden is currently 
taking Nursing 301 

(Developmental Needs) which 
includes clinical experience at 
the Blount County Health 
Department and ETCH . 

"We look at the well 
child and the family," said 
Borden. "I had a well child as 
a client and interacted with 
that child and his family. I 
worked on assessing 

developmental skills and 
social skills and how to meet 
needs in those areas." 

In Fall, 1987, 
Borden's clinical work for 
Nursing 311 (Health 

Deviation I) was at Ft. 
Sanders and ETCH where she 
interacted with sick children 
and adults. 

"I see myself building 
more in theory. I'm seeing a 
lot that I missed as far as the 

total picture," Borden said. 
She olans to graduate in the 
spring of 1989. 

(Jail Fetter is 
member of the first class of 
generic students. She started 
at MC in September 198 6 

see Nursing p . g 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday. March 18, 1988- 7 



ETSU to host 
conference 



by from 

Communications 



ETSU 



Johnson City — In 

celebration of National Adult 
and Continuing Education 
Week, East Tennessee State 
University (ETSU) will host a 
videoconference, "Teaching 
Today's Adults: Focus on 
Careers , " on Wednesday , 
March 23, from 5 through 7 
p.m. 

The live satellite 
presentation is a joint effort 
of USA Today, and the PBS 
Adult Learning Service and 
the American Association for 
Adult and Continuing 
Education . 

Originating from 

Washington, D.C. , this 
videoconference will allow 
local adult educators across 
the country to participate 
with and learn from experts in 
the field. It is especially 



recommended for educators 
involved with adults, GED 
testing and corrections 
facilities. 

Dr . Ken 

McCullough, director of 
adult education for the 
Tennessee Department of 
Education, will be on campus 
to introduce the program, 
discuss adult education 
statewide, and provide closing 
comments. A representative 
of the Johnson City Press will 
also make a special 
presentation on that 

newspaper's work in adult 
education and literacy . 

Scheduled in the 
D.P. Culp University 

Center's meeting room 6, the 
conference is open to the 
public at a cost of fifteen 
dollars. For information, 
contact Dr. Paul Fendt, 
ETSU director of continuing 
education, at (615) 929-4223. 



KSO from p . 5 

Knoxville Symphony Society. 
Neubauer last performed with 
the KSO at the January 1986 
concert when the KSO also 
performed the world premiere 
of Ott's "Water Garden." 
After their meeting at that 
concert, Neubauer and Ott 
have been collaborating to 
produce the Viola Concerto. 

Following a recent 
world premiere performance 
of a work by David Ott with 
the National Symphony, the 
Washington Post review 
proclaimed, the "Debut of a 
Masterpiece 1 ' and noted that 
the audience gave a five- 
minute ovation. 

The guest artists for 
the October 13 and 14, 1988, 
concerts will be a special treat 
for longtime KSO 

subscribers. Violinist Mary 
Kay Robinson, formerly 
Mary Kay McQuilkin of 
Knoxville, will return with 
her husband, New York 
Philharmonic principal oboist 
Joseph Robinson, for a 
"homecoming" performance 
with the KSO. A principal 
violinist of the Knoxville 
Symphony in the late 1960's, 
She was frequently a featured 
soloist with the Orchestra . 

The internationally 
celebrated young cellist Ofra 
Harnoy will perform Saint- 
Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 
in A minor with the Orchestra 
November 10 and 11, 1988. 
Of Harnoy's performing, the 
New York Times commented: 
.'She seemed born to the 
instrument. . .the music 

seemed to sing within her as it 
w as played . This is a rare gift 
indeed." Ovation magazine 



praised her: "Fresh vision, 
superb technique, flawless 
instinctive musicianship, 

excellent intonation; in a 
word, she plays 

magnificently . " 

The April 13 and 14, 
1989 subscription concerts 
will be an all orchestral 
program featuring Trevor 
conducting two all-time 
favorites, Mozart's Symphony 
No. 41 in C Major ("Jupiter") 
and Bartok's Concerto for 
Orchestra . 

The final 

Masterworks subscription 

concert of the KSO's 1988-85 
season, on May 11 and 12. 
1989, will feature 26-year-old 
pianist Jeffrey Biegel, who 
performed in Knoxville on the 
Young Pianists Series at the 
Biiou Theatre during the 1986- 
87 season. He will perform 
Beethoven's Piano Concerto 
No. 5ir E flat ("Emperor"). 

Trevor described his 
first meeting with Jeffrey 
Biegel in Knoxville: "Jeffrey 
Biegel played for me in an 
empty hall after his 
recital..., and within 10 
minutes, I knew we had a 
soloist for this [1988-891 
season . The Beethoven 
concerto will surely present 
him as an emperor of the 
keyboard!" 

The New York Times 

described Biegel's recital at 

Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln 

Center): ". . .the sort of event 

that can propel a young career 

into orbit. Mr. Biegel plays 

with remarkable assurance 

and maturity... a deep 

musicality was always at the 

heart of his 

pyrotechnics, .with the best 

of the current crop of 

pianists." . 

In addition to the 





Baseball is one sure sign of spring. 



Jennifer Chastain 




Julie Costner 

The men's tennis club have begun their season; practice sessions were 
aided by last week's warm weather . 



above named works, the 
upcoming 1988-89 "Music in 
the . City" Masterworks 
subscription series will feature 
a wide range of repertoire 
from the 18th to the 20th 
centuries. Among the 
symphonies to be heard next 
season are Beethoven's 
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 
("Eroica"), Bruckner's 

Symphony No. 4 in E flat 
("Romantic"), Prokofiev's 

Symphony No. 5 in B flat, 
and Tchaikovsky's Symphony 
No. 4 in F minor. 



Other orchestral 

selections to be performed by 
the KSO on its Masterworks 
series include Verdi's 

Overture to / Vespri Sicilians, 
Copland's El Salon Mexico, 

Wagner's Orchestral 

Highlights from Der Ring des 
Nibelungen, Adams' "Tromba 
Lontana," Rossini's "William 
Tell Overture," Ravel's 
"Mother Goose Suite," 
Debussy's Iberia, and the 
world premiere of an overture 
by Rodriguez, commissioned 
by the Knoxville Symphony 



Report 

profiles 

defaulters 

(CPS) - Students 
who tend to default on their 
Guaranteed Student Loans 
aren't dishonorable, they're 
just poor, a General 
Accounting Office (GAO) 
report issued last week 
claimed. 

The GAO -- which 
audits federal spending 
programs ~ is trying to draw 
a "profile" of a typical GSL 
defaulter, agency official 
William Gainer told the 
House Postsecondary 

Education Subcommittee, and 
is finding so far that 
dropouts, students who 
support themselves, and 
students who are stuck in 
lower-paying jobs make up 
the bulk of the nation's 
defaulters 

More than half — 56 
percent — of the former 
students in default did not 
graduate, Gainer said. 

He added the GAO's 
"preliminary results" agreed 
with the testimony at a 
January loan default 

"summit" of students and 
officials from around the 
country, organized by 

Representative Pat Williams 
(D-Montana). 

Many campus aid 
directors asserted defaulters 
were not deadbeats, but 
people who were simply 
unable to afford to repay their 
loans . 

The GAO's emerging 
profile of the typical defaulter 
"raises serious concerns about 
forcing needy students to take 
out loans, rather than [get] 
grants" that don't have to be 
repaid, American Council on 
Education official Charles 
Sanders said . 

In its new budget 
proposal, released last week, 
the Reagan administration 
suggested raising the amount 
of money the government 
gives to grants . 

In its prior seven 
proposals, the administration 
had sought to reduce students' 
reliance on grants — which 
are much more expensive for 

the government — in favor of 
loans. 



Society . 

Season tickets to the 
KSO's 1988-89 "Music in the 
City" Masterworks series and 
further information about the 
upcoming season may be 
obtained by contacting the 
Knoxville Symphony Society 
office , Monday-Friday , 9 
a.m. -5p.m., 523-1178, 708 
Gay St., Knoxville, TN 
37902 . 



8 -Friday, March 18, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Anyone interested in a fun road trip to Washington D.C. for a 
conference on Careers in Social Change, contact Laura Starkey 
through box 2458 before spring break. It is the weekend of April 8- 
9 . Only $6 Registration , plus gas and food money . 



Summer Job Opportunity: Counselor at Children's Fresh Air Farm, 
a camp for low income families, in Birmingham, AL; a ministry of 
Independent Presbyterian Church. 

For more information and an application form, see the 
Rev. Earl Rash in the Chaplain's office. 



Spring Break and interim photos needed: If you took any pictures 
during Interim or are taking a camera along for Spring Break, 
please notify Julie Marshall (Box 2295) or Jennifer C. Worth (Box 
2595) about using your photo in the Chilhowean or the Echo . We 
are especially interested in pictures of MC students and faculty. 

News from the CCM 

Worship Schedule: 

March 29 - Baptist Student Union, Communion Service. 

April 5 - Peace Education Task Force, music by College Choir. 

April 12 - Dr. Kenneth Gates, Pastor, New Providence 

Presbyterian Church. 
April 19 - Dr. Eileen Riordan, Associate Professor of Biology. 
April 26 - Church and College Scholars, Communion Service. 
May 3 - Dr. Richard I. Ferrin, President, music bv College 
Choir. 



CPP Notes 



1988 INTERNSHIPS, NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA: 
The Student Internship Service offers you listings of summer 
internships in your major fields. Placements are available with 
sponsoring companies in New York City and on Long Island. 
Many of these internships are either salaried or offer stipend. 
Write for more information: 

Student Internship Service 

P.O. Box 1053 

Kings Park, New York 11754 



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7 drinks in all 




Tlie more you dnnk, the more coordination you lose. 
That's a fact, plain and simple. 

It's also a fact that 1 2 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 
Yk ounces of spints all have the same alcohol content. And 
consumed in excess, all can affect you. Still, people drink too 
much and then go out and expect to handle a car 

When you dnnk too much, you can't handle a car. 

fou can'! evren handle a j en 



A public service message from Wffl^ O gefS Institute 



C ' *w •<*-••» ** '-~*si K* * 







V W?E WOU 'STREET PEOPLE' ? " 



SHORTS 



(OCR) — Magic bus: Some 70 students from the University ot 
Pennsylvania and Drexel University have joined forces to help 
distribute food to Philadelphia's homeless and hungry. Their 
"workplace" is an old bus, painted in psychedelic colors, parked in 
a section of town known for its many homeless. The student 
volunteers help serve food, which is donated from area 
restaurants. 

(OCR) — Shelters of cardboard and plastic bags are the latest 
weapons in the fight to help the homeless. First-year design 
students at the University of Texas-Austin created 13 portable 
shelters as a class assignment. The students constructed their 
designs out of string, garbage bags, and cardboard boxes they 
found in trash bins. The more ambitious shelters include plastic- 
covered floors, front and back doors, and two room designs. The 
students plan to donate their creations to the homeless. 

(OCR) — Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration is 
offering a new course this semester, "Housing and Feeding the 
Homeless." Students will work in area shelters and food banks, 
helping with bulk-food purchases and designing recipes, as well as 
fund-raising. The class is funded by Cornell's Fund for 
Educational Initiatives, which aims to enhance undergraduate 
education through new approaches to social problems. 

(OCR) — Design students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
are working on more permanent housing for the homeless. The 
University of Nebraska is one of the several schools participating in 
the "Search for Shelter" program, sponsored by three groups — the 
American Institute of Architects, the Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation, and the American Institute of Architecture Students. 
Designs will include emergency transitional housing for families 
trying to get back on their feet and long-range single-room 
housing. 



(OCR) — Florida Leader magazine has complained that David 
Letterman won't do interviews with college publications. The 
leader says Letterman is being arrogant and rude. After all, 
students have been his best audience: "Letterman seems to have 
forgotten who helped make him the popular comedian he is 
today . " 

(OCR) -- The Virgin Drink Contest, held at Ohio University, 
demonstrated that students can have fun without relying on 
alcohol. Featured as part of OU's alcohol awareness week, the 
:ontest had two categories of prizes: cocktails and punch. 
University officials and student leaders judged the entries on taste, 
appearance, nutritional value, originality, and bartender attire. A 
special award was given for the worst drink 

(OCR) — The milk crate police are coming! Hundreds of illegally 
owned milk crates were literally thrown out of Edinboro University 
of Pennsylvania residence-hall windows after an article in the 
student newspaper said the "milk crate police" were coming with 
search warrants. The story, it turned out, was a hoax — there are 
no milk crate police. But it is illegal to possess a stolen milk crate 
in Pennsylvania. Violations could cost as much as $300 or 90 days 
in jail. 




Nursing from p. 6 

after being discharged from 
the Air Force . 

"I checked out Roane 
State and UT and wasn't 
impressed with either. The 
local hospitals were involved 
in their last classes," Fetter 
stated. 

Fetter likes the size 
of MC and the area: "I'm at 
home and glad to be here." 

"I wish more people 
knew about us because we 
need more nurses. I don't 
think the college is promoting 
the nursing program" said 
Fetter . 

Becky Brooks | 

graduated from Heritage High 
School in 1986 and started at 
MC that fall. She had 
investigated UT but said that 
it was "impersonal and seemed 
disorganized." 

She chose MC 
because it was local and 
because of its good 
reputation . "People who 
graduate from MC have a 
better chance of getting a 
good job than people who go 
to a major university," Brook 
said. 

Brooks has completed 
her care and mapr-related 
courses and has started her 
nursing courses. In her first 
clinical at Fort Sanders, 
Brooks stated, "We're 
learning therapeutic 

communication and the basics 
of nursing. Soon we'll be 
starting medications." 

"I highly recommend j 
MC to anyone who wants to | 
go into nursing. All of the 
doctors and nurses that I've 
met are very impressed with 
MC," said Brooks. 

How does nursing fit 
into MC, a small liberal arts 
college? "People in 

professional life need a liberal 
arts background. It fits 
because of the set issues that 
emerge. Critical thinking is! 
becoming more important in 
nursing," said President | 
Richard Ferrin . 



WagWJ 



FEATURE: 

Owen to perform, 
April 14 p. 4 




ENTERTAINMENT: 

Check out summer job 
opportunities p. 6 



HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 11 



Maryville College 



Friday, April 8, 1988 



Dismas House provides 'home' atmosphere 



by Andi Bristol 

Dismas 
House: "A unique residence 
for ex-offenders in which 
students, volunteers, and 
professional staff provide 
support in a spirit of 
reconciliation," reads the 
statement of purpose found 
under the logo on the Dismas 
newsletter . 

The local Blount 
County Dismas house does 
just that. As soon as you 
enter the house you can feel 
the genuine caring that goes 
on there. 

Presently, there are 
four ex-offenders and three 
MC students, Heather Farrar, 
Greg Metcalf, and Matt 
Wayland in residence at 
Dismas House. 

The first Dismas 
House was established in 
Nashville in 1974 by Father 
Jack Hickey and a group of 
Vanderbilt students to meet 
the needs of former prisoners 
upon their release. This still 
remains the basic purpose of 
Dismas Houses ~ to provide a 
healthy atmosphere for 
prisoners upon their release 
from prison and to help them 
to assimilate into society . 

As assistant director 
Pete Scala said, " Our main 
focus is on reconciliation of 
the ex-offender to society -- 
to show them that they are 
accepted." He added that the 
house also provides a place for 
them to live when without it 
they might not have any other 
place to go except back to the 
same environment that 
contrib uted to their crime. 

"It's like a home . 
They make you 
feel at home . * 



Everyone in the 
house is expected to 
participate in the daily chores 
and weekly house meetings. 
This, in addition to the 
nightly meals (except 

Saturdays), helps create a 
family-type atmosphere. 

"The people here are 
like one big family. And if 



there's a problem, they'll all 
make time to listen," said 
David York, an ex-offender 
who has lived at the house for 
two weeks . 

Marty Servo, another 
ex-offender, who has been 
there for one week, 
concurred, "It's like a home. 
They make you feel at 
home." 

When asked what 
created that homey 

atmosphere, Steve Souder, 
director, said, " Meals are 
very important. " 

• The weekly house 
meetings are also a big factor. 
"In the house meetings once a 
week we discuss the nuts and 
bolts that help the house run 
smoothly — chores and things 
~ and we also have personal 
go arounds which give us time 
to share with each other and 
discuss problems," Scala said. 

"The house meetings 
help us keep things together -- 
without them things would 
blow up," observed Wayland. 

" We have the 
interaction and conflicts here 
that go along with any 
family," said Charles 

Bedoian, the night manager. 

How do the ex- 
offenders feel about the 
assimilation process and 
interacting with college 
students? 

"They [ex-offenders] 
improve themselves when 
they come here. It gives them 
time to slow down and think 
about things and people to 
talk to," said Greg White, 
one such resident. 

"This is the first time 
I've been around college 
students, but they're no 
different," said Servo. 

'They're fascinating. 
I can learn a lot from them — 
we can learn a lot from each 
other," said York. 

And the students? 
How have they adjusted to 
living in this 

communal/familial 
arrangement? 

"I've had to 

communicate more — both 
positively and negatively," 
admitted Metcalf, a senior. 
He also said, "It (Dismas 
House) is a transitional 
community for ex-offenders, 




Four Dismas House residents relax outside before dinner, Friday April 1 



Catherine Cain 



but I also see it as a 
transitional community for 
myself — from college to 
being on my own . " 



"It's real family- 
oriented. I like that!" Farrar, 
also a senior, said. She is 
presently the only female 
resident, which she says 
hasn't been a problem at all. 
She did add jokingly, " A 
friend of mine said that I was 
the only girl she knew who 
was living with 10 men." 

Wayland said, "I feel 
real comfortable there. I feel 
like I'm a part of everything — 
a contributing member of the 
household." He then added, 
"These ex-offenders aren't any 
different than any other 
people . " 

The Blount County 
Dismas House was formed in 
1983. There are presently 
four other houses in operation: 
one each in Nashville; 
Memphis; Burlington; 

Vermont; and South Bend 
Indiana; with two more houses 
expected to be in operation 
within the next year — one in 
Knoxville and one in 
Chattanooga . 



There is a thorough 
interviewing process for both 
students and ex-offenders (to 
be a resident of Dismas 
House). The students are 
screened in order to make 
certain that they really want 
to live there and will 
participate in the house 
activities. 

As far as the former 
prisoners go, the local Dismas 
House will not accept any sex 
offenders, people with 
untreated chemical 

dependencies, former drug 
dealers, or those who have 
committed violent crimes, 
said Scala. He then added, " 
We look for those people who 
have probably hit rock bottom 
and who have the seed of 
change." 

The house assists 
about 20 to 25 former 
prisoners a year. They stay at 
least three months, but on 
average remain about five 
months. 

The rent is $210 a 
month and this includes all 
meals (residents must fix their 
own breakfast and lunch) and 
laundry . 



" I think sometimes 
that people just come here for 

the free laundry," Scala said 
jokingly . 

There are three hard- 
and-fast rules that , if broken , 
will result in immediate 
expulsion from the house: no 
violence, no drugs( including 
alcohol), and no sex on the 
premises . 

"We have no problem 
with people of legal age going 
out to have a drink (as long as 
they have never had a 
problem with alcohol). Or if 
anyone wants to go away for 
the weekend, that's their 
business," Souder said. 

Volunteers from the 
community are also an 
integral part in the running of 
the house. All of the meals 
are prepared by these 
volunteers. This is also an 
important opportunity for 
interaction. As Scala stated, 
"Sometimes there isn't anyone 
in the house that they [the ex- 
offenders] can really connect 
with, but maybe a person 

see Dismas p. 7 



2 - Triday . April 8 , 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Let handicapped 
have parking 

Dear Driver Parked in a parking space tabled "'Handicapped". 

You probably had a good reason for parkin,: there, 
although there is no "Handicapped" license plate or placa < >n you- 
car. Maybe vou're in a hurry and just had to run in /or a moment. 
Maybe it's raining and >ou forgot your umbrella. Maybe after .• 
discouraging day at school or work, you were in no mood to 
tediously search the lot for open spaces. It's even a possibility that 
you just didn't see the "Handicapped'* sign or emblem 

None of these excuses hold any water, because they re just 
that — excuses. 

People who have had strokes or people with MS ^multiple 
sclerosis) don't have an excuse to park there; they have a reason. 
People who must use a wheelchair, braces, or a walker for 
mobility don't have excuses, either; they, too, have reasons. And 
so do all the people who are temporarily or permanently 
handicapped . 

They need extra-wide parking spaces. They need spaces 
near the doors . 

If you aren't handicapped, please save the special parking 
spaces for those who need them. Sooner or later, you might need 
them, too. Besides, a brisk walk might do you some good. You 
can carry a canteen and some trail mix for the trek to the doors, if 
need be . 

If you are handicapped, please contact a physician about 
getting an identifying plate or placard. It is a shame that the state 
demands money for this "privilege," but it is cheaper than a string 
of tickets, which police will hopefully be handing out more 
generously. 

If you continue to needlessly occupy parking spaces that 
are already too few, I'd like to suggest a punishment that fits the 
crime: that you experience, as closely as can be simulated, being 
handicapped. Try leg braces for a day. Or be wheelchair-bound. 
Maybe after treading the asphalt in another's awkward position, 
you'll be less impatient and more sensitive. 

Editor's notes: 

The perfect society. It has existed in Western thought 
nearly as long as there has been Western thought. 

It cannot be visited, because it exists only in individual 
minds, each mind having a different view of it. This is one reason 
why the term "utopia," from the Greek for "no place," is 
particularly accurate . 

Relatively few people consciously develop these views of 
Utopia, still fewer articulate them, and still few successfully 
communicate them to others. Yet Utopia, nebulous though its 
conception might be, continues to haunt human dreams. 

There's nothing wrong with that. Playwright Tennessee 
Williams once pointed out that a glimpse of heaven makes life in 
this "jungle" more bearable . 

Don't just dream of perfection; work towards it. Until 
those dreams become realizable, there's a real world to be reckoned 
with. 




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by Steve Ledman 

Maryville 
College students and local 
friends will have the 
opportunity to visit with an 
authentic American hero on 
Wednesday evening, April 
20, at 7:00 p.m., in the 
Music Hall. That night, the 
Peace Education Task Force 
will present Father Jose Alas, 
a legend in El Salvador for his 
work with the poor. 

Father Alas 

CChencho) will pay a return 
visit to the campus that night 
as part of his nationwide 
speaking tour "The Prospects 
for Peace in Central America: 
An Update on the Current 
Situation." Father Alas' talk 
will be one part of a 
multimedia program, "The 
Power of the Poor in Central 
America," which will include 
award-winning short 

documentary, Guazapa, and 
an internationally presented 
photographic exhibit of "Life 
in Central America." 

Father Alas' 

presentation is particularly 
relevant given the Reagan 
administration's continued 
orchestrations of military 
histrionics in C.A. 

Histrionics used in an effort to 
divert attention from the real 
problem there: the poverty of 
the Central American people 
and the U.S.' proxy 
governments' refusal to do 
anything for them. Chencho's 
testimony should shed light 
on the Reagan 

administration's struggle to 



establish "democratic 

institutions" in the terrorist 
state of El Salvador. To this 
end, billions of dollars have 
been spent on weapons and 
aid in support of the Duarte 
regime in El Salvador (El 
Salvador now ranks second 
behind Israel in the amounts 
of U.S. aid, three-quarters of 
which is used in support of a 
war against the people of El 
Salvador). 

Carefully staged media events 
— Soviet Migs in Nicaragua, 
guerilla activity in El 

Salvador, rigged elections, 
and the ultimate theatric, a 
commie invasion of a 
"freedom-loving democracy" ~ 
have been used to successfully 
mesmerize an American 
public who otherwise would 
abhor the activities of the 
security state's minions. 

Fortunately, a total 
Orwellian state hasn't been 
instituted yet . Progressive 



organizations in the U.S. 
struggle to tell the story of 
the hundreds of thousands of 
disappeared and murdered; 
churches, supported by the 
testimony of returning 
missionaries, have become 
active opponents of a U.S. 
foreign policy that supports 
state terror. And the media, 
in response to the growing 
grassroots opposition , has 
begun to respond to the 
market with documentaries 
about the sporadic reporting 
of the continuing terror. 

Yet these 

developments aren't the 
driving catalyst for change in 

Central America . The 
people's refusal to live in 
poverty is . 

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Catholic church, peasant 
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COMMENTARY 



Friday, April 8, 1988-3 



Yuppies volunteer 
for wrong reasons 



by Eric Doyle, senior. 
University ofJllinios 

(CPS) ~ Causes are hip 
again. But not if you have to 
wear love beads . 

The new volunteers 
are swarming to help the less 
fortunate at a startling rate. 
Perhaps more startling is their 
origin. These are not 
particularly socially conscious 
individuals raised on a kibbutz 
or a commune. These are 
people living in high-rises and 
driving cars that cost twice 
what most of us will be paid 
our first year out of college. 
These people are busy. They 
have money to earn, coffee 
beans to grind, brunches to 
eat . 

Yuppies are 

volunteering. It's the latest 
thing. 

Good for them . 
Right? What could be better 
than people with time, 
money, and compassion to 
give? People who actually give 
it. 

As one volunteer put 
it, volunteering "makes me 
feel lucky. When I go home 
and see what I have, it all 
means so much more." 

"There are so many 
social problems and so few 
ways to address them," noted 
another, adding that 

volunteering "makes you feel 
less guilty." 

Shirley Keller , vice- 
president of Workplace 
Programs for Volunteers, 
speculates this sudden increase 
in volunteerism is , in part, 
due to the need for security. 
Individuals feel that if they 
look after someone now, 
someone vyill look after them 
later. Probably while their 
friends and children are 
boating. 

Mike King, 

executive VP of the 
organization, has a different 
theory: "Why are they there? 
To meet other yuppies. It's 
better than a singles bar." 

The newest trend, 
the compassion kick, is 
receiving more publicity every 
day. Tutors. Hospital 

volunteers. Soup-kitchen 

workers. Volunteering is a lot 
less fun than squash, but it 
beats aerobics any day. 

The upwardly mobile 
are anxious to help. It sounds 
so good. It only takes a few 
hours a week . 

However, as a friend 
of mine noted, "Urn, I don't 
mean to cut it down, but I 
think volunteering has been 
around for quite a while. It's 
nothing new." 

She's right. I have an 



aunt in Washington, D.C., 
who, every holiday season, 
stays there. Her mother lives 
in Chicago, as does the rest of 
her family, but my aunt stays 
to deliver Christmas dinner to 
shut-ins. She genuinely wants 
to help someone. She does 
not do it to make 

herself feel less guilty for 
owning a Cuisinart. 

In many cases, a lot 
of the motivation is positive 
publicity. Companies that 
sponsor volunteer programs 
look good in the eyes of 
everyone but the 

stockholders . It bothers 
investors to think that their 
money may be poured into a 
company that is not putting 
all its effort into making more 
cash . 

Some companies, 

most notably Atlantic 
Richfield Co., were forced to 
downplay volunteer 

expenditures when the 
company was not as profitable 
as it had been the previous 
year. Helping the less 
fortunate has its merits, but 
shareholders have their good 
points too. 

There's something 
wrong with this whole 
rationale. 

Volunteering, I 

always thought, was 

something one might do with 
one's extra time because there 
was a need to be filled. The 
needy take the form of 
homeless individuals, children 
with reading problems or 
senior citizens unable to pick 
up their own groceries. It 
could take the form of 
terminally ill kids. 

This need, until 
now, had not manifested 

itself as a need to purge 
oneself of guilt or meet others 
who share that guilt in hopes 
of diffusing it. 

One exec mentioned 
a day he was exhausted from 
work and contemplated 
skipping his customary visit 
to a terminally ill boy. He 
arrived at the hospital and 
told the kid what a bad dav he 
had. 

The boy replied, 
"Yeah. I had a pretty rough 
dav, too." 

Imagine that. 

In a very warped 
way, however, things are 
happening. People are being 
helped. The motivation for 
all this positive action is 
laughable. And that's 

unfortunate. We're dealing 
with a very serious problem: 
people who are in desperate 




'88 frontrunners standing 
firmly in the middle 



see Yuppie p. 6 



by Andi Bristol 

My mother 
always told me never to play 
in the middle of the road. 
Obviously, the front-runners 
in the '88 election never 
listened to their mothers . 

The key phrase thus 
far in the election has to be 
"moderate." All of the key 
candidates either are 

moderates or are trying to 
downplay any controversial 
stances they may have. 

Take George Bush, 
for instance. He is now 
(following Super Tuesday) the 
GOP front-runner. His stance 
on most issues, such as 
support for education and 
ending government 

corruption , is obviously 
noncontroversial . The issues, 
however, that he has been 
trying to downplay are his 
opposition of legalized 
abortion and his association 
with President Reagan 
concerning the Iran-Contra 
affair. He is riding on 
Reagan's coat tails, yet 
because of the Contra 
scandal, he does not want to 
be too closely associated with 
him. It's like trying to walk a 
tightrope. 

Another example of a 
candidate who is playing on 
the yellow lines in the road is 
Albert Gore. Jr.: he is trying 
to appeal to as many voters as 
possible. In the process, he is 
proclaiming himself a 

centrist, thus contradicting 
his liberal voting record. 
Another issue that Gore is 
skirting is his wife Tipper's 
involvement in the Parent's 
Music Resource Center, 
which is the group responsible 
for record labeling. 



Michael Dukakis is 
understating his liberalism so 
that he can stand out in the 
middle of the road with the 
rest of the leading candidates. 
Instead of controversial 
issues, he is campaigning on 
the basis of experience as 
governor of Massachusetts 
and the "miracle" he 
performed on the state's 
budget . Despite his 

dependence on this budgetary 
"miracle," he has failed to be 
specific about his intentions 
concerning the federal 
deficit. 

Jesse Jackson is 
probably the least wishy- 
washy candidate. However, 
he has come a long way from 
the liberal we saw in '84. He 
is for education and welfare 



and against defense spending; 
this much is certain. On the 
other hand, he has 
downplayed his religious 
background . Considering he 
is a reverend, this alone earns 
him a spot on the yellow line. 

In order to appeal to 
the greatest number of 
voters, it has been necessary 
for the candidates in the '88 
election to compromise their 
beliefs, at least in public, and 
take a middle-of-the-road 
stance on the issues (if they 
take any stance at all). 

It is sad that the 
political culture in this 
country has driven the 
candidates in a presidential 
election to be vague, wishy- 
washy, and moderate instead 
of taking a stand. 



TV commercials: 
marketing or overkill? 



by Dan Fox 

On March 27- 
28, 19S8, channel 26 (NBC) 
presented the TV version of 
Gore Vidal's Lincoln . 

The story coincided 
with the book fairly well, and 
the book isn't bad, either. It 
covers Lincoln's term as 
President of the U.S. (1861- 
1865), his reelection to a 
second term, and his 
assassination just after the 
Civil War. 

All in all, it was an 
OK story, but I wish to focus 
on another aspect of the TV 
spotlight: commercials. At 
various times during the 
show, TV commercials not 
only interrupted the episodes, 
they forced themselves upon 



the viewer. At four particular 
points, the commercials ran 
over five minutes total. 

I wonder if this is 
advertising, or is it overkill? 
How many times can one 
watch a Pepsi commercial? Or 
how long does it take to 
promote Master Care from 
Firestone? 

In addition to 
extended time frames for 
commercials , Master Care 
and Pepsi were played almost 
back to back; not only were 
they played too much, in 
most instances they were 
played over and over during 
the same sequences. 

I consider Americans 

see TV p. 6 



4 -Friday. April 8. 198S 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Owen comes 
'home' to MC 



by Lissa McLeod 

Stephen 
Owen is back! For those who 
have had the chance to meet 
him and hear him sing, this is 
welcome news . 

Owen is this year's 
affiliate artist and returns for 
his final visit to Maryville on 
April 3. He will remain in the 
area giving "informances" to 
various audiences, concluding 
his visit on April 14 with a 
full recital at the FAC music 
hall. 

In a recent interview, 
Owen said he is looking 
forward to his return to 
Maryville, explaining, "It 
feels like a home away from 
home . " 

He also expressed 
gratitude to the people in the 
community (both college and 
town) who have made his 
stays so pleasant, especially to 
Dr. Robert Bonham, his 
accompanist. This April visit 
will be his fourth to Maryville 
as a part of the Affiliate 
Artist Residency program . 

Affiliate Artists, 

Inc . , is a 22-year-old 
organization based in New 
York that is committed to 
increasing awareness of the 
arts, especially in areas that 
might otherwise not have as 
much access to the arts, and 
supporting the careers of 
young performing artists. 

An Affiliate Artist 
residency involves much more 



than an artist performing in 
various communities; there is 
a special, three-way contract 
in a residency between the 
artist, a sponsor, and a 
presenter. 

The sponsor is a 
corporation, in Owen's case 
the Alcoa Foundation, that 
provides the money for the 
whole program . This includes 
the artist's living and 
transportation expenses 

during the residency. 

The presenter is the 
party responsible for much of 
the logistics of the trip — 
where the artist will live, 
publicity and the scheduling 
of concerts and 

"informances." In Owen's case 
the presenter is Maryville 
College . However , a 

presenter doesn't have to be a 
college; often local arts 
councils serve as presenters. 

Maryville College has 
a unique relationship with 
Affiliate Artists, Inc., 
because its founder attended 
MC at one time. The 
relationship continues to be 
unique in that it is the last of 
the full six-week residency 
programs; most artists now 
spend each of their three two- 
week residencies in different 
locations. 

Owen says that for 
this reason, the Maryville 
residency is a prestigious 
appointment and means a 
certain amount of job security 



see Owen p. 5 





Charlene Thompson 

There isn't usually much time for chat at Our Town rehearsals, but President Ferrin. who plays 

Professor Willard , andFrancieK. Ayers, who plays Emily . found time for a brief conversation . March 30. 

Theatre gives Ferrin 
chance for involvement 



Bass-baritone Stephen Owen is on campus for his fourth visit as an affiliate 
artist . He plans several "informances . ' as well as a recital April 14 . 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

What is the 
job of a college president? 
For Maryville College's 
president Richard I. Ferrin, 
duties include interviewing 
for administrative positions, 
negotiating with prospective 
patrons, communicating 

legislative decisions between 
the Board of Directors and 
student government , and 
learning his lines. 

Learning his lines? 

In addition to his 
ongoing administrative tasks, 
Ferrin has a job that is not 
usually part of a college 
president's job: he's in the 
cast of Our Town, the 
Maryville College Theatre 
spring production . 

Why did Ferrin want 
to be in Our Town? "One of 
the things I believe is 
important for this institution 
is a sense of involvement, and 
I wanted to model that," he 
said. 

His role, Professor 
Willard, is not large, which 
fits in better with his 
demanding schedule than a 
leading part would. In fact, 
he already has his part 
memorized! 

"The way we've 
worked the schedule, he 
hasn't been called in to many 
rehearsals so far," said 
Theatre Director Frank 
Bradley. But even though 
Ferrin is not called on to log a 
lot of rehearsal time so far, 
the time demands for being in 
a production can be daunting. 



"This is a hectic time of 
year," he said, adding that 
MC students could definitely 
agree. 

As opening night, 
April 22, nears, things will 
only get more hectic for the 
entire cast, including Ferrin. 
That weekend is also the 
spring meeting of the Board 
of Directors . Ferrin is 
ready for the frantic pace of 
production week: "I knew it 
would be like that." 

His limited rehearsal 
time so far has its drawbacks, 
chiefly the limited 

opportunities for interaction 
with the rest of the cast. "I 
don't come and stay and sit 
around and get into 
conversations with people, 
because there are so many 
other things to do," he said. 

Stage manager Andi 
Bristol agreed. "He just 
hasn't had much interaction 
with us yet," she said of 
Ferrin . 

Ferrin has had some 
opportunities to interact with 
the students, such as an 
interchange he had at a choral 
rehearsal with cast member 
Dan Fox, who teased the 
president for wearing blue 
jeans instead of his everyday 
office attire. Ferrin said, "I 
enjoy that kind of 
interaction." 

As rehearsals begin to 
focus on longer sections of the 
play and more people have to 
rehearse together for longer 
periods of time, there will be 
more chances for that. 
Ferrin said of his relationship 



with the cast and crew, "I 
don't want to be more than an 
actor filling a role." He 
added, "I enjoy warm and 
open relationships with 
students . " 

Bradley said of 
Ferrin, "He's really 

enthusiastic. He's one of 
those people who are natural 
performers, If you've seen 
him speak, you can tell that 
he genuinely loves to get up 
in front of people . " 

Of Ferrin's 

performance as Professor 
Willard, Bradley noted, 'Tie 
really seems, in the rehearsals 
we've had, to throw himself 
into it." 

Ferrin's past acting 
experience includes high 
school and college work. He 
played the father in The Man 
Who Came to Dinner, and he 
played the scheming president 
of a small nation in Romanoff 
and Juliet, a cold- war version 
of Romeo and Juliet. In the 
movie version of the play, 
Peter Ustinov played the role. 
Ferrin said of that show, "It 
was a lot of fun." 

Ferrin's time on the 
stage in Our Town may well 
aid audience turnout. Bristol 
commented, "I think it's 
going to do a lot of good for 
the department as far as 
publicity. Even though it's 
only a small part, I think 
people will come to see the 
president, and then they'll see 
the rest of the production as 

see Ferrin p. 5 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, April 8, 1988-5 



Simon's cute Biloxi 
Blues goes nowhere 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

If the phrase 
"Jack of all trades, mister of 
none" could be applied to a 
movie, the movie would be 
Biloxi Blues . 

Biloxi Blues , Neil 
Simon's latest 

autobiographical play-turned- 
film, isn't bad, but it is self- 
indulgent. It's basically a trip 
down memory lane that is 
probably significant for Simon 
and the people in his life but 
lacks punch for anyone else . 

The movie does have 
its funny moments. 

Unfortunately, a lot of these 
have already been given away 
in the television promos. 
Some of the formula basic 
training humor is here, as 
well as the obligatory first- 
trip-to-the-hooker scene (her 
name, by the way, is 
grandiose — Rowena , 
harkening ironically back to 
chivalric days of yore). All 
this is neither startingly 
original nor uproariously 
funny, but it is amusing. 

In fact, there aren't 
any knee-slapping funny 
scenes in Biloxi Blues 
(although the promos will 
mistakenly lead you to believe 
that it's a screwball comedy). 
You'll be more likely to 
smile, half to yourself, than 
to laugh out loud. 

The drama in Biloxi 
Blues could have taken up the 
slack left by the comedy, but 
it doesn't. It's just not 
gripping. Oh, there's a tense 
moment when MPs come to 
take away one of the platoon 
implicated for homosexuality. 
Some real emotion almost 
comes through when Eugene, 
the central figure and, 
presumably, Simon's self- 
portrait, falls in love with 
Daisy, a local girl. There's a 
hint of suspense when the 



drunken drill sergeant, played 
by Christopher Walken, 
threatens Eugene with a 
loaded pistol. But none of 
this potential fulfills itself. 

Instead of powering 
up one or two effective 
themes or emotions, the film 

instead lays a superficial 
patchwork of emotion and 
theme so that there is little 
continuity 01 direction and no 
real climax. 

Biloxi Blues isn't a 
total loss. (It's better than 
Police Academy 5!) Matthew 
Broderick is always 

personable, and he portrays a 
believable Eugene, a part he's 
played on Broadway. Because 
it is Eugene's memories we are 
seeing, he stands out less as a 
memorable character, like 
some of his boot-camp 
comrades, than as a chorus 
figure. The script never really 
lets us care about him, one 
way or another. 

Walken, another big 
name, also succeeds in his 
role. After the establishment 
of the drill sergeant 
stereotype, seen in An Officer 
and a Gentleman and Full 
Metal Jacket, it's refreshing 
to see a different version. 
This sergeant is tough, as he 
must be, but he's also 
eccentric. We are even 
allowed a psycho-emotional 
insight into his mind, or at 
least we are allowed what 
passes for an insight in Biloxi 
Blues . 

Biloxi Blues is a film 
that can't decide between 
being a bitter sweet drama 
with funny moments or a 
laugh-a-minute comedy with 
dramatic moments. It winds 
up being neither. 

Neil Simon has long 
been a prolific, albeit not a 
great, playwright. I suppose 
he's starting to run out of 
things to write . 



Owen fromp.4 

in an uncertain profession . 

Yet, a residency is 
definitely hard work, 
particularly for those Affiliate 
Artists who happen to be 
singers. Owen explained that 
a residency means two 
performances each day, five 
days a week ~ approximately 
four times the amount singers 
usually perform, due to the 
strenuous demands of operatic 
singing. 

But for all the work, 
Owen said that it is a very 
rewarding experience because 
of the rapport he can establish 
with a audience: "The 
interactions with my audience 
are so intimate and close -- 
much more personal than 



larger audiences." He claimed 
that the most rewarding 
moment is "seeing an 
audience come to life when I 
perform and become involved 
in what I am doing." 

And Owen certainly 
makes that involvement easy 
for the listener. I lis 
enthusiasm and ability to 
bring a repertoire to life are 
truly exciting. For those who 
have not "experienced" 
Stephen Owen yet, April 14 
is the date to mark on your 
calendar. For those who have 
participated in an 

"informance" with him, the 
April 14 recital will provide a 
different setting in which to 
enjoy Owen's talent . 




Charlenc Thompson 

Most of the time , he's Dr. Richard/. Ferrin, president of Maryville College , but at Our Town rehearsals , he's 
just another cast member. Sharing the stage with Ferrin at the March 30 Rehearsal are Francie K. Ayers, Sandy 
Clark, and Jennifer C . Worth 

April 30 KSO concert to 
feature singer Judy Collins 



by KSO Communications 

Tickets are 
on sale now to the Knoxville 
Symphony Orchestra's April 
30 "Saturday Night Pops" 
concert which will feature 
popular singing star Judy 
Collins in the Civic 
Coliseum . 

Tickets are $10, $15, 
and $25 and are available at 
the Symphony office, 708 
Gay street, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., 
phone 523-1178. Major credit 
cards are accepted. Ten-dollar 
tickets will also be available, 
metro-area Proffitt's stores 
and at the Music Isle in the 
Market Place shopping center 
on Kingston Pike. Symphony 
officials report that almost all 
tables are sold and advise 
haste in reserving table 
seating . 

The April 30 
KSO/Judy Collins "Saturday 
Night Pops" concert, which 
will begin at 8:15 p.m., is 
being sponcered by WBIR-TV 
and WEZK-FM radio. KSO 
Music Director Kirk Trevor 
will conduct the concert. 
Seating and pre-concert 
entertainment will begin at 
7:30 p.m. 

Symphony officials 
said that Collins will be 
making a personal appearance 
from 3-4 p.m. on the day of 
the concert, April 30, at 
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 

Inc., 2104 Cumberland 
Ave., to autograph copies of 
her recently released 

autobiography and her latest 



album, both entitled Trust 
Your Heart. The new LP is 
Collins' 21st album of her 25- 
year recording career. 

Collins has earned a 
permanent place in popular 
music, through million- 
selling recordings like "Both 
Sides Now , " "Amazing 
Grace," "Send in the 
Clowns," and "Suzanne." 
Through her recording 
career, she has attracted a 
loyal following for her blend 
of music of all stripes -- folk, 
country, light rock, vintage 
pop, modern show tunes, and 
her own origional songs. Her 
choice of material has also 
helped audiences discover 
songwriters like Joni 

Mitchell, Randy Newman, 
and Leonard Cohen . 

When she began 
recording in 1961, she chose 
traditional folk material, but 



soon began exploring 
contemporaries , including 
Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton. 

Her wide range of 
interests has always fueled 
Collins' multi-faceted career. 
In addition to recording and 
performing pop music 
concerts, she has made 
appearances with many of the 
world major symphonies, 
including the London 
Philharmonic with Andre 
Previn . She annually 

performs a Christmas concert 
at Avery Fisher Hall in New 
York to rave reviews . 

Collins also counts 
the legitimate stage among 
her credits. Her 

attraction to the world of 
theatre has lead Collins to 
make popular recordings of 
show hits by Brel, Brecht, 
Holmes, Sondheim, and 
Weill . 



Ferrin fromp.4 

well." 

Ferrin himself made 
a similar comment: "I am 
desirous of more people ~ 
from campus and community 
— attending campus events. 
If only 20 people come to see 
the president, we will have 
accomplished something." 

Bradley concurred, 
saying, "A president of a 
college is, like it or not, a 
public figure. This is a 
different kind of public 
appearance, and one that I 
hope will serve the college 



well." 

In summing up his 
reasons for being involved in 
Our Town, Ferrin said of 
MC, "This college needs to 
wrestle with how do we 
become a community. . .a 
community of people, not 
just of scholars." He hopes 
increased involvement, not 
just in theatre, but in a 
variety of activities, and not 
just on the part of students, 
but of faculty and 
administrators as well, will 
lead to that goal . 

Our Town opens April 
22 and runs through April 
23, 29, and 30. 



6 -Friday. April 8, 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 




Catherine Cain 

The 104WIMZ "Z-Bird" joined in the festivities March 28 welcoming the 
| Bike Across Tennessee" bikers: here. Bill Davis gets a "fowl" hug. I 



YuppJC from p. 3 

need of help. The people 
helping them are treating it as 
a trendy hobby. They are 
feeding a few dozen of the 
hungry homeless and visiting 
a sick kid or two. For that 
low price they get: 

REDUCED GUILT!! 

OPPORTUNITIES 
TO MEET NEW PEOPLE!! 
What is going on? 

We can only hope 
that the ends do indeed justify 
the means. Even if the 
helping is done for the wrong 
reasons, there remains the 



potential for an important 
learning experience. 

Personal interaction 
with people in need can only 
raise consciousness, making 
individuals with the power 
aware of what needs to be 
done. After the trendiness of 
the whole concept wears off, 
maybe there will remain a 
core of concerned people with 
the means to do a lot of good . 

It would be a shame 
if the cause became old news 
and was replaced by another 
diversion . 



TV from p. 3 



rather bright and well- 
ed ucated, but apparently 
someone feels otherwise. To 
submit people to the rigorous 
and tedious workout of the 
same commercials is un- 
American. How many times 
do we have to see a Master 
Care ad to figure out for 
ourselves, "It's no big dear? 

I enjoy my share of 
TV, and I even enjoy some 
innovative commercials, but 
continuous play kills the 
moment for me. If I don't get 
something the first few times, 
chances are I missed the 
bandwagon completely. Who 



cares if a radio telescope picks 
up the sound of a worker 
drinking a Pepsi? Overkill! 

The show somehow 
lost its meaning between 
figuring out if I do indeed 
know, "It's no big deal," and 
deciding whether or not I 
want a Pepsi. According to 
the ads, I may just purchase a 
new Pontiac. Who cares if it 
costs the same as a small 
hou^e; "It builds excitement." 
Maybe I'll have a beer, or 
better vet, I'll rent a movie 
formy'VCR. 

Lincoln freed the 
slaves; who'll free us? 



(OCR) -- Nerd for hire. Clovis P. Cravens of Rent-A-Nerd, Etc. 
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializes in going where he's not welcome 
and making a nuisance of himself. He's performed at birthday and 
bachelorette parties on and off campus, and has embarrassed 
<jountless women by showing up as their blind date. 



Summer jobs don't have 
to be same old routine 



by Audi Bristol 



Are you 

tired of going home to the 
same humdrum job that you 
do every summer? 

This is the time of 
year when everyone is making 
plans for the summer. Would 
you like to see interesting 
places, meet different people, 
do something fun. and make 
money too? Well, it's not too 
late for you to do just that . 

There are plenty of 
interesting job opportunities 
for college students in the 
summer months. For 

example, you could work at 
the Space and Rocket Center 
or as a nanny in the 
Hamptons or for the EPA in 
Washington, D.C. or as a 
wrangler at a dude ranch, or 
as a counselor in an 
international camp. 

These are just a few 
exciting opportunities that 
can be found around the 
nation and around the world. 

Here's how: 

The Space and 
Rocket Center in Huntsville, 
Alabama is looking for SO 
camp counselors at $175 a 
week and 70 mission directors 
at $185 a week to teach adults 
and children the basics of 
space science, rocketry, and 
rocket science. The mission 
directors must have two to 
three years of college with a 
major in biology, chemistry, 
physics, mathematics, 



aviation, computer science, 
engineering, or education and 
must also work well with 
children. 

Send resume to: 

Marion Cox 

Personnel 
Coordinator 

The Space and 
Rocket Center 

1 Tranquilitv Base 

Dept. SED ' 

Huntsville. AL 

35807 

The Anne Andrews 
Employment Agency employs 
live-in babysitters for those in 
and around New York City 
for the summer, including for 
those families who spend the 

summer in places like the 
Hamptons. Salaries range 
from $100 to $200 a week and 
also include room and board . 

Send resume and two 
letters of recommendation to: 

Anne Andrews 

Employment Agency 

38 East 57th Street 

New York , New 

York 10022 

The Environmental 
Protection Agency is looking 
for college people to fill 
summer positions as typists, 
engineering aids, and aids in 
most fields of science. There 
are also some positions 
available for those majoring 
in social science, economics, 
business administration, or 
journalism. All of these jobs 
would be located in either 
Washington, D.C. or 
Arlington, Virginia. 



Send resume to: 
Environmental 
Protection Agency 

Summer Employment 
Program 

401 M Street SW 

Washington, D.C. 
20460 

The Drowsy Water 
Guest Ranch located in the 
Colorado Rockies is in need of 
waitresses, yard/maintenance 
workers, a children's 

counselor. dishwashers, 

cools, and wranglers. 

Apply by May 15 by 
sending resume to: 

Randy Sue 

Fosln, owner 

Drowsy Guest Ranch 

Box 147 J 

Granby, CO 80446 

The Legacy 

International Youth Program 
is "a nine-week residential 
summer program focused on 
developing global perspectives 
and cross-cultural 

communication among 1 1 to 
18 year olds" Cabin counselors 
and a sign language 
interpreter are needed. Only 
vegetarian cuisine is served. 

Send resume to: 

Jean Philipson 

Staff Recruiter 

Legacy International 
Youth Program 

RT. 4 Box 265 

Bedford, VA 

If these opportunities 

sound interesting to you it 
may not be too late, but 
hurry — they won't last long. 




An outdoor berbecue lured MC celebrants to the "Welcome Back Bike Across Tennessee" picnic. March 28. The 
bikers had a successful cross-state trek, with only brief delays late in the week due to lightning. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday. April 8, 1988-7 



Scots start 
spring 

practices 

by Matt Harrington 

Spring is 

here, and tor the Maryville 

Scots Soccer team that means 
spring practice. The Scots 
will be working hard to 
improve their impressive 1987 
outdoor record of 11-6-1 and 
indoor record of 21-7. 

According to coach 
Phil Neddo, the nucleus of 
the team is returning for the 
1988 fall season. The 
outcome of the season will 
depend on the amount of 
work that the guys put in . 

Coach Neddo has 
named Matthew Grandstrand 
the 1988 captain of the Scots 
and said that he is looking for 
another upperclassman who is 
setting a positive example to 
be the co-captain . 

So far, this has also 
been a good recruiting year 
for the soccer Scots. Ten 
players have already 

committed, three of which 
are very strong. 

All in all, coach 
Neddo seemed very 

enthusiastic about f his year's 
spring season. Coach Neddo 
replied, "This is baseball and 
soltball season! Let's go out in 
our Chevrolet with some apple 
pie and support the Scots!" 

Dismas from p. 1 

who, say, comes in to cook 
for us really does that for 
them." 

Dismas House 

encourages people who are 
interested in learning more 
about the house to come to 
dinner and experience it 
firsthand. "It's a real nice 
house. Meet some nice 
people, have dinner," White 
said when asked what he 
thought MC students should 
know about life at Dismas 
I louse . 

There is also another 
opportunity to have some 
hands on experience coming 
up. There will be a training 
session for the Decisions 
Program the weekend of April 
22. The Decisions Program 
works within the correctional 
system to help prisoners learn 
how to make decisions, since 
it is believed that it is errors 
in this decision-making 
process that results in crime . 

For more information 
on this program or about the 
house in general, students can 
contact either Pete Scala or 
Steve Souder at 984-8751 or 
983-9790. 

Metcalf said, "I went 
there seeking the kind of 
community not found on 




Confused? Look 
at '88 tax changes 



Catherine Cain 

Dismas House provides housing for both MC students and former prisoners 



by Connie Stinnett 

There are several 
changes under the 1986 Ta.\ 
Reform Act that may affect a 
college student's tax return. 
One of i tie first changes to be 
noticed concerns the nevv 
filing requirements. Whether 
a person must file a tax return 
or not depends on 1) theii 
age, 2) whether they are 
blind. 3) their gross income, 
and 4) their filing status. 
Below are listed minimum 
gross incomes for each 
classification of filing status: 

Single, under 65, 
not blind: $4,440. 

Single, under 65, 
blind: $4,900. 

Married, filing 

jointly, both under 65 and 
not blind: $7,560. 

Married, filing 

jointly, both under 65 and/or 
both blind: $18,800. 

Married, filing 

seperately: $11,900. 

Head of household , 
under 65, not blind: $4,400. 

Head of household , 
under 65, blind: $6,300. 

Another change 

under the new law that may 
affect students is that of 
personal exemption . Their 
personal exemption has 
increased from $1,080 to 
$1,900 for 1987. However, if 



a person is claimed as a 

dependant on some else's 
return, he or she cannot take 
a personal exemption . 

A third change that 
may affect students is the 
standard deduction. The 
standard deduction for 
someone who is not claimed 
on another person's return is 
$2,540 for a single person and 
$3,760 for a married couple 
filing jointly. However, 
anyone who is claimed as an 
exemption on another person's 
return must calculate their 
own standard deduction . 

A final change that 
may affect the college 
community are the topics of 
scholarships and fellowships. 
Under the new law, for 
grants that were made August 

16, 1986, Degree candidates 
may not exclude room and 
board or travel from income. 
Tuition and books may still be 
deducted for a degree 
candidate. However, for a 
non-degree candidate, no 
deduction is allowed . 

The changes listed 
above are only a few of the 
changes found in the 1986 
Tax Reform Act. More 
information may be found in 
our library or in any local 
library or may be obtained 
from the IRS upon request. 



Campuses toughen 
smoking laws 



(CPS) ~ A few more campuses 
adopted tougher smoking 
rules in recent weeks. 

Just after Stanford 
University announced in early 
March it would become the 
first school in the country to 
ban smoking in most outdoor 
areas as well as in classrooms, 
University of Illinois associate 
Chancellor Richard Wilson 
said UI might soon extend its 
smoking bans to all office and 
reception areas. 

In New Orleans, 
Tulane University's new 
policy banning smoking in all 
indoor public areas as well as 
campus vehicles went into 
effect in March . 

And University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln deans met 
March 14 to propose adopting 
a no-smoking policy for all 



campus public areas as well as 
offices used by more than one 
person . 

Nebraska business 
Dean Gary Schwendiman said 
he was "surprised" there had 
"been absolutely no 

opposition" to the plan, but 
not everyone is happy about 
increasingly smokeless 

American campuses. 

On February 25, 
University of California at 
Davis students lit up in a 
Memorial Union protest of a 
no-smoking policy in a coffee 
shop in the building . 

"We [smokers] pay 
the same [union] fees as the 
rest of the student body," 
smoker Matt Gallagher told 
The Aggie, Cal-Davis' 
student paper. "We deserve 
equal use of the facilities." 



(OCR) — A pink Cadillac for the boss: Thousands of Northern 
Illinois University students have added their signatures to a 
petition ~ and a pink Cadillac ~ in an effort to get Bruce 
Springsteen to perform in Rockford, Illinois. A local radio station 
is promoting the drive to bring the star, who has a song called 
"Pink Cadillac," to town. Students who sign the both the car and 
the petition are eligible to win the vehicle in a drawing and to 
purchase tickets if the concert is held . 




athcrine Cain 



Fran and "Brownie' Brown, two volunteers, prepare the evening meal at- 
dismas house. 



mm ii hi 



8 -Friday. April 8, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Senior Show Reception for Photography by Jennifer Chastain 

Sunday, April 10, from 2 until 4 p.m. 

Show may be viewed weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 
p.m. , April 1 through April 24. 



This year's Alpha Gamma Sigma Recognition Ceremony 
will take place Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the CCM. Guest 
speaker will be Dr. David Cartlidge, professor of religion, who 
will give a talk entitled "Habits of the Heart and the Habitual 
College." 

The newly inducted members for 1988 are: seniors Anne 

Ivlarcum, Donald Dove, Susan Richards, Donna Clancy, Lisa 

Harvev Linginfelter, DeAnn Plargis, Heidi Nitzband, and Julie 

Dodd Ramsey; ana junior Rebecca Walker. These students 

represent the top ten percent of the graduating class. 

The MC community is invited to support these students as 
they are recognized for their academic achievements by the Alpha 
Gamma Sigma Honor Scholarship Society. 

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE OF THE MIND! 

On Wednesday, April 30, George Brosi of Berea, 
Kentucky, scholar and lecturer of Appalachian writing, will visit 
MC. At 9:00 a.m., he will lecture to the Highland Homeland 
Inquiry group, and at 1:00 p.m., he will lecture to the sociology 
class of Dr. Brenda Phillips and Tina Stanley. Everyone is invited 
to these sessions in the CCM. 

From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Brosi will be available in 
the CCM for questions and discussion. He will also bring an 
extensive collection of books by Appalachian writers, including 
children's literature, fiction, non-fiction (history, sociology, 
anthropology, etc.), and nearly every other category. These 
books will be for sale! The collection includes rare books as \y^ll as 
contemporary editions. 

Brosi is one of the area's most interesting scholars. It 
would well worth your while to come to the CCM on April 20, 
"browse through the books (and perhaps purchase some), and just 
talk with hini. Enjoy this rare opportunity. Experience Mountain 
Challenge of the mind! 

What's THE food that always gets your taste buds 
yumming? i don't' mean carry-out or drive-thru burgers — I mean 
the real food, your mom's seafood casserole, or your dad's grilled 
chicken . The kind of treat your grandma makes because she knows 
you're coming. Put those best-loved recipes down on paper; submit 
them to 

RECIPES 

Maryville College 

Mary ville.TN 37801 

Don't delay: deadline is May 1 . Many great recipes from 
students, staff, faculty, and alumni will appear in the Maryville 
College Cookbook — on sale next fall . And here's the sweetest part: 
proceeds go right back to students by way of the Scholarship Fund . 



CPP Notes 




SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL 

CORPORATION: Oak Ridge. Large company that works on 
contract with federal agencies. A seminar will be presented 
Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 in Anderson Hall 314. Kim Spargo, 
'87, and Peggy Millsaps, '84, will discuss their experiences in job 
hunting, publishing, graphics, technical writing, and research. 
This company also hires persons with math and computer skills. 
Other recent graduates there include Elaine Ely, Gerald Burnett, 
and Angela Beckwith. There is a strong possibility that interviews 
by SAIC will be scheduled here sometime in May . 

ECKERD DRUGS: Retail Management Training 
Positions. Wednesday, April 13. 

OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES: April 13, 
John Hicks, personnel director, will interview persons with majors 
in computer science, math, biology, and chemistry. Also business 
and management majors with strong computer, accounting, or 
finance background. Positions will be in both administrative areas 
(payroll, accounting, etc.) and in scientific programming. Jobs 
for science majors are for either environmental field work or for 
laboratory research . 

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL 
RESOURCES will present a seminar on April 14 at 8:00 a.m. in 
HPER 162 to discuss career opportunities for persons interested in 
biology, business, history, and recreation. He will schedule 
interviews following the seminar for both seniors interested in 
permanent positions and for any student interested in summer jobs 
with the Georgia State Parks. 

MAJESTIC MARKETING will present a seminar on April 
19 at 10:00 in CPP to discuss career opportunities for persons 
interested in photography and sales. Jobs require some travel. 
Interviews will follow. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HOSPITAL has 
agreed to schedule interviews for students interested in either 
summer or permanent positions in a health care or research field. 
Contact Jean Jones. DEADLINE: April 8! 

Library broken into 

Some time between 4:15 p.m. on April 2 and 11:00 a.m. 
on April 3, someone broke into the library through a rear entrance 
and stole approximately 30 dollars, according to an MC security 
report . 

The report also stated, "Diane Brandsborg's [circulation 
assistant] desk was forced open . There was a pair of broken scissors 
lying on the floor which had apparently been used to gain entry [to 
the desk]. Joan Worley's [director of the library] and Sherry 
LeCompte's [secretary] desk drawers had been pulled out." 

Even though only 30 dollars, mostly in change, was 
taken, the cost of replacing the broken glass panes on the door, 
the means by which the burglar used to gain entrance, will be 
much more, but the exact cost at this time has not yet been 
determined. 

"We're going to make some changes," said Worley. 
"Either a different type of glass or chicken wire. Anything to 
make entry more difficult. We are reviewing the alternatives. 
Other than that there doesn't seem to be much else we can do." 

There are no suspects as of yet, but the investigation will 
continue. 



(OCR) — Green eggs and ham was one of the daily specials at 
Brigham Young University's cafeteria during "Life, the Universe 
and Everything VI," the sixth annual Provo science fiction and 
fantasy symposium held at BYU. The food service got into the act 
by serving food from sci-fi favorites like the Starship Enterprise 
and Dr. Seuss's Whoville. Green eggs and ham were a hit, but the 
best seller turned out to be "Tribbles," pink snowball cookies 
named after creatures in a Star Trek episode. 



(OCR) — Music videos, movies, and cartoons take away the 
boredom of standing in registration lines at Kirtland Community 
College (Michigan). Officials simply placed televisions and VCR's 
in strategic places . ^Result? Students and registration workers had a 
better attitude about registration and time seemed to pass more 
quickly. Some students even let others go ahead of them so they 
could finish watching a video. 



Chencho from P . 2 

organizations, students, 

workers, and the unions, the 
people have responded 
throughout Central America 
by openly defying their 
governments' continued 

human rights violations — 
economic and civil. Nowhere 
has their pressure been greater 
than in El Salvador. 

The people's 

pressure, combined with 
growing opposition at home, 
has found the Reagan 
administration desperate for a 
success in Central America 
generally and El Salvador 
particularly. The failure of 
the contra; concentration 
camps in Guatamala , 
Honduras, and El Salvador; 
and economic bankrupcy at 
home all place greater 
pressure on the administration 
to produce an event the 
American people can rally 
around. Only the testimony 
of Father Alas and those 
who've lived amongst the 
terror Reagan inherited have 
sabotaged -his administration's 
well-laid plans. 

Father Alas' 

struggle, like that of many 
who strive against poverty 
and injustice, is not without 
costs: after being tortured, 
drugged, and left for dead on 
a mountaintop, Father Alas 
went into exile in 1977. His 
devotion to democratic reform 
and social justice for 
Salvadorans caused Dr . 
Charles Clements, in his book 
A Witness to War to remark 
that "Father Alas' legacy is 
the campesinos' dignity and 
self-esteem . " 

Find out why 
"democracy" in Central 
America as defined by the 
right-wing is an euphemism 
for state terror; dare to hear 
the other side of the centuries- 
old struggle for Central 
American independence; hear 
Chencho's story of the 
people's courage and dignity! 




Information from 
the Federal Govern- 
ment on subjects 
ranging from agricul- 
ture to zoology is 
available at Depository 
Libraries across the 
nation. 

You can visit these 
libraries and use the 
Depository collections 
without charge. 

To find one in your 
area, contact your 
local library or write: 
Federal Depository 
Library Program, 
Office of the Public 
Printer, Washington, 
DC 20401. 

Federal Depository 
Library Program 



SPORTS: 




Baseball predicts 




winning season 


p. 7 




ENTERTAINMENT: 

Chastain's photography 
inFAC p . 4 



HIGHLAND ECHO 



Vol. 73 No. 12 



Maryville College Friday, April 22, 1988 



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Phil Wilks. the new head football coach, brings energy and positive 
thinking to the program. 

Day celebrates 
Scots heritage 



by Lynn King 



Need something to 
break the Saturday monotony? 
Would you be interested in an 
English country fair , 

complete with croquet, 
cricket, and English country 
dancers? If that sounds 
appealing, you don't have to 
go any further than Dogwood 
Day at Maryville College . 

A one-day event, the 
second annual Dogwood Day 
at MC begins at 9 a.m. 
tomorrow morning . The 
focus is on the British- 
Scottish heritage of Maryville 
College, and Chairman Lew 
Rudisill encourages the 
campus community to take 
this opportunity to celebrate 
spring and the Dogwood Arts 
Festival at MC. 

According to Rudisill, the 
event was highly successful 
last year. "We were really 
playing it by ear last year. It 
was just a lot of fun!" she 
said. 

One of the main 
events planned for Dogwood 
Day is an appearance by "Lark 
in the Morn," a group of 
English country dancers based 
in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. 
They will dance in the 
afternoon behind the P.E. 
Building. 



A cricket match will 
begin on the football practice 
field around 11 a.m. 
Macawber Engineering and 
Wyco will sponsor teams . 

One of last year's 
most popular events which 
will be repeated this year is 
the "Sheep-to-Shawl" 

demonstration . The 

Wilderness Weavers Guild, a 
local organization, will 
demonstrate all steps in the 
creation of wool, from 
shearing sheep to carding, 
dying, and spinning. 

Also planned is a 
quilt show sponsored by the 
local chapter of Beta Sigma 
Phi. The show will be held in 
the Alumni Gym from 9 
a . m . to 3 p . m . 

MACCO will sponsor 
a fundraising croquet 

tournament beginning at 10 
a.m. Participants are asked to 
follow the British custom of 
dressing all in white for the 
tournament, and cucumber 
sandwiches and lemonade will 
be served afterward. Members 
of the campus community as 
well as people in the 
surrounding community will 
be involved. "We would 
really like to encourage the 
campus community to get 

see DogWOOd, p. 5 



Wilks to take season 
'one game at a time' 



by Bill Householder 



With the resignation 
of Head Coach Larry Stephens 
back in February, the future 
of MC football seemed 
uncertain, even bleak. Now a 
new face with very positive 
ideas has come to turn bleak 
into bright . 

Phil Wilks, formerly 
of Wofford College in South 
Carolina, was chosen to 
replace Stephens after a long 
search. Already, many of the 
members of the football team 
and others of the coaching 
staff find Wilks to be a very 
positive influence on the 
football program. Athletic 
Director Randy Lambert said 
that he feels fortunate to have 
someone with such a vast 
background in small college 
football. Vast indeed! Since 
graduating with a B.A. in 
Physical Education in 1970 
and a M.A. in Educational 
Administration in 1974 from 
Marshall University, Wilks 
has coached around a large 
part of the Middle and 
Southeastern regions . 



Starting at his high 
school alma mater, 

Chesapeake High School in 
Ohio, he was assistant 
football coach and head junior 
varsity coach from 1970 to 
1973. From there he went 
back to Marshall University in 
West Virginia, where he was 
graduate assistant football 
coach from 1973 to 1974. He 
was defensive coordinator and 
head track coach at 
Georgetown College in 
Kentucky from 1976 to 1979; 
defensive end and linebacker 
coach at Newberry College in 
South Carolina from 1979 to 
1984 and assistant head coach 
and defensive coordinator at 
Wofford College from 1985 to 
the present. 

What ideas does the 
new head football coach have 
in store for next football 
season? "Take every game one 
at a time and go into that 
game with the idea that we 
can win. . . and improve as 
much as we can from this past 
season .... So we're going to 
just do as well as we can do 
next year and try to keep 
improving." Wilks added, 
"I've tried to tell them [the 



players] and everyone else that 
it's not going to happen 
overnight. It's going to take 
time and hard work. We're 
just going to go into next 
season with the idea that 
every week we're going to go 
into the game as well- 
prepared and as well- 
conditioned as we possibly can 
and we're going to play as 
well as we can. If we can do 
that, next season will take 
care of itself." 

Why Maryville and 
not some other college? Wilks 
said there are many reasons 
why he chose Maryville, but 
"I didn't want to move just 
anywhere in the country just 
to take a head coaching 
job. . . It was important to me 
that I got into an area that 
both my family and myself 
would enjoy .... When I 
came I understood that . .' . the 
public school system here 
[was! excellent" which "was 
important to me." He 
concluded, "I knew the area 
would be a good area for the 
family." 

see WilkS, p. 3 




Dogwood blossoms have survived temperatures dipping below freezing to adorn the campus for "Dogwood Day' 
this Saturday . 



2 -Friday, April 22, 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Explore education 
beyond classroom 

Education is a very important part of self-development. 
That statement applies to almost everyone — it's all in how one 
interprets "education . " 

Most people at MC probably feel that formal education — 
a more complex version of the three "R's" — is important or they 
wouldn't be in college in the first place, and certainly not in one 
that stresses an overall 'liberal arts" education. 

Formal education, however, is not the last word. Other 
types of education are also very important and will have lasting 
effects, tangible or intangible. 

Travel is one of the most important. The most mind- 
broadening kind of travel i;>, of course, visting other countries and 
cultures. No amount of studying can compete with the richness of 
experiencing a language and a society firsthand; culture just wont 
fit inside the pages of a book . 

MC offers "study abroad"' programs; you may want to talk 
to your advisor or to students who have studied overseas (i.e., 
Knsti Self and Nancy Phillips). Various universities and 
organizations regularly offer study programs in Europe and the Far 
East. You may even come across some in Africa and Latin 
America. These are worth looking into. 

There are other ways of visiting other countries: student 
tours, personal travel, even off-campus interims. It is not 
necessary to travel under the auspices of a particular institution, 
although that sometimes makes it easier. 

The obvious drawback to travel abroad is the cost. There 
are, however, ways of cutting travel and lodging expenses — 
airline specials, hostels, etc. The adage "Where there's a will, 
there's a way" usually applies. 

Even if you can't make it to the foreign land of your 
choice, there are second-best alternatives. 

~*"You could get to know a culture by getting to know a 
member of that culture, without ever leaving campus. MC 
students come from such geographically and culturally diverse 
areas as Norway, Japan, Malaysia, and Venezuela. There's a lot to 
be learned just by talking to someone who grew up speaking a 
different language and adhering to different customs. 

You could also travel around within this country. The 
culture and atmospheres of, for instance, New York City and Key 
West are very different. If you're from the Midwest, visit New 
England; if you're from the Deep South, visit the Southwest, or 
any region different from your own . 

This country is famed for being a patchwork of cultural 
groups and regional characteristics. Experience some of that. 

Travel is just one type of education outside the classroom, 
but it is one of the most beneficial . 

The beauty of this type of education is that it's as fun and 
exciting as it is rewarding. 



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Talk Show' panelists 
discuss racism at MC 



by Lissa McCleod 

Racism — for many 
students today this is a topic 
of the '60s bringing to mind 
stories of race riots, civil 
disobedience, lunch counters, 
and busing. But it is also a 
timely issue in the '80s with a 
growing number of "racial 
incidents" throughout the 
country, particularly at 
institutions of higher 
education . 

At MC race relations 
has been a very live topic in 
recent years even as the 
number of black students here 
declines. Also, the number of 
foreign students on campus 
continues to increase, 
bringing with it other 
questions of racism . 

In an attempt to 
encourage dialogue on this 
topic and to bring it to the 
attention of the MC 
community, the Peace 
Education Task Force 
sponsored the "Dean Bolden 
Talk Show" on April 14, 
198S. The show followed the 
format that Donahue and the 
Oprah Winfrey Show use, 
with Dean Bolden as 
moderator and eight 

student/staff panelists. 

Following an introduction by 
each panelist, all of the 
audience was invited to 
participate in the discussion . 

The "show" began 
with a definition of racism as 
the belief that a group 
(defined racially) is innately 
inferior, leading to 

discrimination against and 
exploitation of this group. 
Most of the panelists agreed 
with panelist Joe Johnson, 
who made the distinction 



between blatant, overt racism 
and institutional or covert 
racism. While the more overt 
forms of racism have been 
apparent at MC in the past, 
the predominant form of 
racism encountered at MC is 
the more subtle one. Johnson 
feels much of the subtle 
racism occurs by very well- 
meaning people, unaware that 
they are offending with their 



"compliments." 

As panelist Aundra 
Ware said, "When someone 
tells me 'You are the best 
black friend (or student) that I 
have, it isn't saying much 
when there are only 10 black 
students on campus. Just say 
you are the best friend (or 
student) I have." Dr. John 

see Racism, p. 5 



Don't let year -end 
blahs get you down 



by Craig Farmer 

The end of the year 
is here, and if you're not 
insane by now, you will be. 
Tying up all those loose ends 
and finishing up the year 
seems imposible, huh? The 
pressure begins to build up in 
your head and you think 
you're going to die! It seems 
you just can't win for losing . 

You're hoping you 
can give eye contact in class, 
but your head just keeps 
sagging; you hope that you 
remembered to feed your 
goldfish, but he just keeps 
floating at the top of the 
bowl. When you finally get 
time to be with the one you 
love, you hope you can stay- 
awake. The strange way your 
roommate seems to sleep in 
garbage is making you sick! 
Your professors seem to be 
talking about important stuff, 
but all you can think about is 
lying in the sun. 

Your head begins to 
pound and you call your 



parents for support, but all 
they keep telling you is how 
hard you are going to have to 
work this summer. You go to 
Dobb's for that comforting 
dinner, but you're not really 
sure what's in it! You don't 
even have enough time to 
participate in the non-stop, 
nighttime activities on 
campus. You go to Spanish 
drill, but you just can't 
conjugate the "berbs." The 
work just seems to pile up and 
you can't imagine doing it all 
again next year. 

Although the times 
are hard, it all seems to work 
out in the end somehow. 
"Don't take life too seriously, 
or it will pass you by," is an 
important motto. 

Take time out for 
study breaks, like maybe 
streaking across campus or 
having a conversation with 
one of the campus squirrels. 
Remember to keep your chin 
up, and let's not forget those 
prayers to get us through the 
day. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday , April 22 , 1988-3 



Day care 
helps 

students 



CR) -- These da 
more college 

ide their time 
ireet 
pers. They're : 
me unique 
>eriment, they're 
i there are nine n 

n ;• ;ar. 

Out of tl 
ulation of returning id .. 
students emerges the 

ervi not me least ol 

vhich s child care. While 
.run. chools have set up 
;ampus day-care facilities, 
many more might profit from 
the University of Minnesota's 
and Columbian Basin 
College's example: they're 
offering day-care subsidies so 
students can take their 
children to the facility of 
iheir choice. 

"Student-parents 
should have the freedom of 
choosing day-care facilities; 
it's hard enough to juggle 
school, work, and family 
responsibilities without 

having to worry about day- 
care," said Ann Wilson, 
coordinator of Columbia 
Basin's child-care 

reimbursement program . 

But the similarities 
between the two programs end 
with day-care subsidies. 
Columbia's program , funded 
by student association and 
opperated by the student 
..fairs office, divides up 
about >! 0,800 a year. If they 
uialify. students can receive 

I a month to help for child 
care. About 47 students 
:eived grants this year 

!< We realize that $50 

lust a 'drop in, the bucket' 
n paired to actual day- 

i costs," said Wilson, 'but 
e knew from eg inning 

.a we wanted to help as 

iny tudeni s a p & ible 

.n the money we had." 

nnesota's 

j ram. however. the 

del. Last year, .he state 
mature appropriated 

icy for child-care subsidies 
ill state public colleges and 
universities. I r the next two 
UM will dispense 
5,000 in grants for child- 
care. But here's the real treat: 
the grants cover the students' 
entire day-care costs, which, 
in most cases, amount to 
2,000 to $2,500 a year. 

When students apply 

a grant, the university 

determines their academic 

see Day care, p. 8 



Task force makes 
recommendations 




;erning 
drinking 



Jon Allison discusses the proposals of the Alcohol Policy Task Force 
in Lloyd Hall, April 6. Catherine D . Cain 






The meeting 
rask I i rcc on Alcohol 

and Residency Policies on 

April 6 yielded no new 
ommendations for 

Board of Directors. However. 
ling to Dr. Harry 

[low arc!, chairman of the task 

force, some new guidelines 

were put forth 

students of legal 

age. 

According to 
Howard, reducing the age 
requirement for living off- 
campus to 21 is under 
consideration. He cited the 
fact that those . students of 
legal drinking age will 
probably not want to be 
affected by the college's 
alcohol policy. 

Howard also said 
that more of the measures 
stated in the task force 
bulletins posted around the 
campus were adopted at 
Wednesday's meeting . 

On the task 
force are students Jon 
Allison, Wendi Jo Medlin, 
and Kristi Self; staff members 
Phil Neddo, Bruce 

Guillaume, and Jane 



Richardson: and ult) 

members Carolyn C 
Robert - r er. 

The task 
freshman 
^iass 
. v . haei Moore saie 
ine. 
ocri ""hey 

wanted 
representation: the 

feci jiw u- eq . ! 

and then they don't e ;n ■ 
a I ... »rce. " 

The in 

class of ticular 

mce to the alcohol 
issue because it is the largest 
body on campus and, of 
students currently enrolled, it 
will have to live with the 
alcohol policy the longest. 

MC president 
Richard [. Fernn commented 
on the difficulty of selecting 
the task force members: 
"When you try to put 

together a committee, there 
are people who say i wasn't 
represented.'" When 

questioned about the reasons 
for the older students being 
selected, Ferrin said, "I 
wanted students who would 
be living with the policy, but 
who were seasoned at the 
institution." 



Wilks 



from p . 1 



He also said that 
Maryville's a goal place to be 
because it's not too fa r from 
Knoxville. the nearest 

metropolitan city; he aid, 
"That means you're not in the 
big city, yet you're not ?o far 
iway from everything :hat 
you can't get to places to do 
things. I Uke the location as 
far as lakes and tne moun fains 
and different recreational type 
activities." 

Speaking of his 
family, he has two children -- 
Amy. age three, and Scott, 
>L-e six — and his wife c.isa. 
Scott, who'll be starting first 
;rade next year, likes 
Maryville College because. 
Wilks said. they're the 
"Fighting Scots." 

Aside from football . 
Wilks said that some of his 
favorite pasttimes include 
fishing, hunting, swimming, 
and scuba diving. He's a 
certified scuba diver and had 

certification to be a swimming 
instructor/teacher in 

Kentucky. He doesn't get to 
hunt much since he started 



coaching because the hunting 
seasons and football season 
usually conflict with each 
other. 

Another aspect that 
attracted Wilks to Maryville 
was the college campus. "I 

was impressed with the 
campus; 1 think it's a pretty 
campus. I think the facilities 
are nice and that >ou can 
recruit people to come to this 
location anu this campus with 
these facilities. I wis [also] 
real impressed with Coach 
Lambe r t and Dr. Ferrin.'' 

The;. are also 
impressed with him. Lambert 
iid that the more he's around 
Wilks the more .moressed he 
gets: "He's doing an excellent 
job in recruiting and should 
have a positive attitude on the 
football program down the 
road.'" He said that Wilks 
beiieves in discipline and 
communication, and he 
believes that this will have a 
positive impact throughout 
the campus . 

"I know they'll 
[Lambert and Dr. Ferrin] do 
all they can do within their 
power to help me, as well as 
... the rest of the coaches 
with their programs," Wilks 
said; "I think that's all you can 
ask for . " 

Of the team itself. 



Wilks said, Tve been real 
impressed with the young 
men that have remained on 
the football squad.... We 
want them to stay . . . , on the 
squad, and work toward a 
degree and graduate." 

Many of the football 
players think highly of 
Wilks. Ryan Tipton, 

freshman, said Wilks 

". . .seems excited about what 
he's doing.' Another 

reshman Jay Mallone, said 
Wilks '...seems the type of 
v *o have an open mind." 

Wilks -aid. if ; ou 

et negative thoughts come 

uo your \ui, then pretty 

oon you re negatn e Trout 

everything. Why worn about 

vnat we have; do the best 

wth it, and if ^e're 

uccessfui. it doesn't matter 

vnat we have.... You can't 

dwell on things you can't 

control.'' He mentioned that 

his philosophy is similar to 

the Alcoholics Anonymous 

prayer: "God grant me the 

strength to change the things 

I can, the courage to accept 

those things I can't change, 

and the wisdonm to know the 

difference." 

He also believes, as a 
coach, that you need to just 
be yourself. He believes a 
coach needs to coach his 
personality because that's all 



the players want, for a coach 
to be up front with them. He 
does say he will scream and 
yell if that's what it takes, 
but thinks players at 
Maryville. because of the 
high academic standards, 
don t need to be pushed and 
pushed, that they're already 
pretty self-motivated. 

He Relieves that the 
players need to show respect 
for other urograms on 
campus. you place 

yourself over here," he said. 
'awav from ever} bod v else 
and say were Jetter han 
everoody se, tat we 
deserve this and that hen I 
ihink you're ma) n i big 
mistake." He wai the 
college to support the team, 
and at the same time he wants 
the team to support other 
programs on campus. There 
are two sides to the player , he 
said: what they are on the 
field and wnat they are off 
the field, but once you're off, 
you have to learn to cnannel 
your agression more 

constructively. especially 

once you get out into the 
world . 

Phil Wilks seems to 
be a positive and influencial 
individual whose positive 
influence will strengthen not 
only the "Scots" but the whole 
of MC as well. 



4 -Friday, April 22, 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 




Senior photography exhibit 
displays experimentation 



Jennifer Chastain poses with samples of her photography . Her senior 
show is currently on exhibit in the FAC gallery ■ 

Commons Six: 
Elegant cinema 



byLissaMcCleod 



This month's art 
exhibit is a display of senior 
Jennifer Chastain's 

photography. 

Much of her exhibit 
involves experimental 

techniques that she has 
explored in the past couple of 
years. While the range of 
subjects includes outdoor 
scenes and objects, the 
predominant focus of the 
photographs is on live 
models. The photos in the 
exhibit have been enhanced 
by many different techniques 
to get a different perspective 
on the subjects. 

Perhaps the most 
interesting effects Chastain 
achieves are through the use 
of a texture screen and a 
photo silk screen . 

The texture screen 
creates a mosaic-like quality 
from an image that was 
origionally dull. Chastain has 
used this technique for two of 
her prints. 

The photo silk screen 
has been used in several 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

What could be better 
than sitting down to watch a 
good movie in your comfy 
living room, with a bowl of 
butter-laden popcorn at hand? 

Not much can 
compete, except maybe going 
out to see a good movie in a 
plush theatre with comfy 
seats, a great sound system, 
and real butter for the 
popcorn . 

The elegant cinema is 
not going the way of the full- 
service carwash and the 
Wurlitzer jukebox — at least 
not if the Cineplex Odeon 
chain has anything to do with 
it. Over the past few years, 
this chain has aimed at 
making going to the movies a 
pleasurable experience; the 
motivating idea is that a 
theatre is a place to enjoy 
movies, not merely to see 
them. 

A new Cineplex 
Odeon theatre — the 
Commons Six Cinemas ~ is 
now open in Knoxville, at 
227 North Peters Boulevard; 
it's in the same shoping center 
as the new Circuit City 
(there's a sign on Kingston 
Pike). 



The Commons Six is 
definitely worth the trip and 
the five-dollar admission, 
both comparable to UA East 
Towne. The parking is 
plentiful. 

In addition to such 
luxuries as a chic marble 
lobby and large, attractive 
restrooms, the Commons Six 
offers Dolby Sound Systems 
in four cinemas and ample 
seating: four screens with 150 
seats each and two with 250 
each. Each pair of smallei 
ones can be combined to show 
the same movie 

simultaneously on both 
screens . 

As for the cinemas 
themselves not only are they 
roomy, but they also have 
very large screens, cozy (not 
perfect, but definitely above 
average) seats, and tasteful 
decor (what a switch from 
Foothills Cinemas) . They 
even have curtains that are 
raised before the screening . 

All this may not 
sound like much if you've 
bought into the 80's cinema 
ennui, fed by the popularity 
of VCRs and the growth of 
impersonal mega-cineplexes . 

sec Movies, p. 5 



different capacities ~ printing 
on cloth and printing with 
several different colors. In 
some cases, the resulting 
image does not appear to be a 
photograph . 

Chastain also displays 
photographs that have been 
enhanced with oil colors, an 
acid-etched copper scene on 
paper, and a print from 
handcut paper stencils done 
with pastels . 

A technique that 
Chastain claims is new for 
this semester is that of 
weaving photographs 

together. Her untitled leaves 
work (1988) was made from 
two identical pictures of 
leaves — one cut in horizontal 
strips, the other cut in 
vertical strips. The strips 
were then woven togrther to 
create an effect of movement 
in several different directions . 

Chastain's models are 
mostly "local" ones, including 
MC students Selena Dockery, 

Rae Ann Hickman, and 
Karen Schubert . Chastain 
explains that these models 
were easy to work with and 



seemed very natural in front 
of the camera . 

When working with 
live models, Chastain said, 
"You have an idea of what 
you want, but it changes as 
you work with it [the 
models]. The finished product 
is always different [than the 
original conception] . ■ 

Chastain has 

organized the exhibit by color 
and is happy with the way it 
has turned out and how it fills 
the gallery. 

If there is a common 
theme of the show, it is that 
of experimentation — an 
appropriate one for a liberal 
arts degree. 

There is a wide range 
of photographic experiments 
displayed in this show, from 
the traditional photograph to 
prints that do not even seem 
to come from a camera. 
Chastain described the 
exhibit, saying, "It's all 
experiments. There are lots of 
different processes touched 
on." 

The show will be at 
the FAC through April 25, 
1988. 



Chaucer revisited 




Heather Farrar 

The Wife of Bath (Liz Prior) shows her fifth husband (Jeff Wallace) who's boss, in one of The Canterbury Tales' 
most famous segments. The MC Playmakers presented a "reader's theatre' version of three of the Tales during 
dinner on Saturday . April 16. as part of the Parents' Weekend activities . 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, April 22. 1988-5 



Hairspray finds 
perfect blend 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

A perfect movie is as 
rare as a perfect diamond. It 
s very difficult to find just 
he right balance of character 
and plot, just the right blend 
of light and heavy. The 
perfect movie should have 
something to say, but not be 
wring about it . 

Sometimes these 

qualities turn up in the most 
unlikely of places. Like, for 
nstance, John Waters' latest 
ilm, Hairspray. 

What? A tacky trek 
by the man who brought us 
Polyester and who made 
Divine a star? Yep . 

Hairspray is loads of 
fun, spoofing the music 
remember the Du-tones?), 
the dancing (remember the 
Madison?), the hairstyles 
remember the bouffant?), 
and the attitudes of the early 
60s. The music, dances, and 
airstyles have changed 
thank goodness), but a lot of 
he attitudes haven't . 

For instance, when a 
een is caught dating a black, 
er parents come after her 
ith a strait jacket , bar her in 
er room, and submit her to 
he "care" of a psycho- 
sychiatrist (played by Waters 
imself). 

The plot revolves 
round chubby Tracy 
urnblad, who takes a local 
ance show — and the entire 
altimore teen scene — by 
torm. It's about time the 
ovies showed us someone 



who looks like she actually 
goes to a high school with the 
rest of the mortals becoming 
popular beyond the dreams of 
youth. 

Tracy and friends ~ 
the teen-idol Link, the hip 
Seaweed, and the meek Penny 
succeed not only in 
dethroning the snobbish 
princess Amber but also in 
segregating Baltimore 

television. They have a lot of 
fun, too. 

In addition to the 
leads, each of whom seems 
perfectly cast, there are some 

wonderful supporting roles: 
Debbie Harry (of Blondie 
fame) as Amber's snobbish, 
demanding mother; Sonny 
Bono as her obsequious father; 
Divine in a dual role as 
Tracy's blue-collar mother 
and as WZZT's bigoted 
station manager; and Ric 
Ocasek and Pia Zadora as a 
pair of beatniks. (Zadora 
teaches Tracy and Penny to 
rebel by ironing their hair 
instead of ratting it.) 

Any review of 
Hairspray is necessarily 
sketchy. It's nearly impossible 
to do justice to even a fraction 
of the funny moments, and 
harder still to recapture the 
exuberant spirit of the film . 

Hairspray is not to be 
missed. It's nostalgia, it's 
biting satire, it's camp — 
somehow all rolled into one. 
Knoxville News-Sentinel film 
critic Betsy Pickle granted 
Hairspray a rare five-star 
rating; I agree with her . 




Emily (Francie K. Ayers, far left) tries vainly to make contact with her parents (Murray Kosmin and Jennifer C. 
Worth) in act III of Our Town . 



Our Town opens 

Our Town opens Friday night, April 22, at 8:15. 
Performances will continue April 23, 29, and 30. Admission is 
free to MC students with I.D. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for 
students and senior citizens . 

The classic Thorton Wilder play opened 50 years ago on 
Broadway; it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Although it is often considered a mushy, sentimental 
play, a Time magazine reviewer said in 1938 of the original 
production, "The emotional climate is just right: warm, but dry.'" 
Director Frank Bradley said that he is aiming for a similar climate, 
avoiding over-sentimentality . 

John Anderson , in The Saturday Review of Literature in 
April 1938, said that Our Town "touches the common denominator 
of American life and expands the family album into a history of 
the world." 



DogWOOd, from pi 



.acism. from p. 2 
*erry also agreed that he had 
received comments from other 
faculty members that were 
leant to compliments, but 
came out as subtly racist 
remarks . 

While Johnson gives 

ttple the benefit of assuming 

their racism as well-meaning 

ind ignorance, Kelly 

Jranklin, director of the 

English program and panelist, 

ias seen more caustic remarks 

lirected towards foreign 

students because of their 

race. He says that often the 

lack of English 

>mmunication skills in 

^change students is mistaken 

intellectual inferiority. He 

^as quick to add, however, 

that there are many students 

*t MC that go out of their 

^ay to make students from 

>ther countries feel at home 

lere. 

Panelist Kayoko 

fagakura questioned whether 

racism or a lack of cultural 

understanding creates a 

-paration between many 



American students and 
foreign exchange students. 
Student Philip Perez is 
concerned about increasing 
tendancies in students toward 
ethnocentricity and ignorance 
of international concerns . 

Many of the panelists 
pointed to education as the 
solution for racism. Ware 
pointed out that at a 
predominantly white college 
like MC, black and foreign 
students are forced to 
confront their preconceptions 
of white people and to become 
educated in white culture, 

but that the educational 
process is not reversed. She 
recommends more black 
faculty and students as well as 
formal education for white 
students . 

Johnson agreed , 

saying, There is room for 
improvement on campus fin 
race relations!. The college 
should move towards 
education, maybe in the area 
of the Social Sciences" for the 
solution . 



At Maryville 

College, retention of black 
students is a problem because 
of the lack of cultural support 
for those students. While this 
may be hard for white 
students at MC to 
understand, Dean Bolden and 

students who had the 
experience of being a racial 
minority agreed that minority 
groups had a need to reaffirm 
their roots while in that 
situation . 

The diversity of 
students presently at MC is a 
very important aspect of its 
program and must be 
maintained and expanded . 
Yet, while doing this, we as a 
community must be cautious 
of our treatment of minority 
groups who enrich our 
education — cautious to avoid 
overt and covert forms or 
racism. As Nina Gregg 

said at the "talk show," "We 
need to deal with racism as an 
issue now and not as incidents 
later." 



Movies, from p. 4 

But if you enjoy seeing 
movies as a complete 
experience, enriched by lots 
of noticeable, if small, 
details, then the Commons 
Six awaits you . 

Even if you don't 
care about the details, the 
Commons Six is still for you, 
for it offers six movies at a 
competitive price . Their 
opening slate of films is very 
promising: epic Best Picture 
winner The Last Emperor, best 
picture nominee Broadcast 
News; Wall Street, starring 
Best Actor Michael Douglas; 
critically acclaimed new film 
Stand and Deliver, Agatha 
Christie's Appointment with 
Death; romantic Western 
Return to Snowy River; and 
last but not least, pop spoof 
Hairspray. 

Go to Commons Six. 
Go for the atmosphere or just 
for the movies, but go. The 
ad proclaims, "Going to the 
movies will never be the same 
again!" They may be on to 
something . 



involved in this," Rudisill 
said. 

The cost of playing 
in the tournament is $7 . 
Contact Sandy Murphy at 983- 
3512 or 984-6732 for 
information or to register . 

Another truly British 
event will be the gathering of 
the British Car Club, a local 
group. The cars will be on 
display on the lot behind 
Pearsons until 4 p.m. 
Saturday; students are 
reminded not to park there 
beginning Friday night. 

According to Rudisill, 
Dogwood Day is a great 
opportunity for campus- 
community interaction , in 
addition to being a unique 
event and a lot of fun . "You 
have to commit yourself to 
something," she said. "That's 
what this is an opportunity to 
do." 



Information from 
the Federal Govern- 
ment on subjects 
ranging from agricul- 
ture to zoology is 
available at Depository 
Libraries across the 
nation. 

You can visit these 
libraries and use the 
Depository collections 
without charge. 

To find one in your 
area, contact your 
local library or write: 
Federal Depository 
Library Program, 
Office of the Public 
Printer, Washington, 
DC 20401. 

Federal Depository 
library Program 



6 - Friday , April 22 , 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 




Mock convention 
nominates Dukakis 



Davey Reed and Liz Prior emcee the Mr. and Ms. MC Fageant held April 8 in Fearsons . Pat Heldman and Jede 
Phillips were the the overall pageant winners . 



Group sponsors 
commencement pledge 



by the Graduation Pledge 
Alliance 



Concerned students 
are alive, well, and active in 
the 1980's. At Humboldt 
State University (HSO) in 
northern California, they are 
facing and discussing issues of 
social and enviromental 
responsibility in employment 
choices. 

HSU students, who 
last year successfully 
campaigned for a voluntary 
pledge of responsibility in job 
decisions to be included in 
! eir commencement 

ceremonies, have formed the 
Graduation Pledge Alliance 
(GPA) and are carrying their 
idea to schools around the 
world . 

The pledge handed to 
HSU mates states, "I 

pledge to thoroughly 

investigate and take into 
account the social md 
emiromental consequences of 
any ,jb opportunity I 
con id jr." 

it is intended to "help 
create an atmosphere where 
social and environmental 
responsibility is openly 
discussed and plays a more 
central role in our life 
decisions." according to 
pledge co-author Matt 
Nicodemus. 

"The pledge 

statement is kind of what 
education is all about," said 
Mark Murray, former HSU 
student body president; "We 
become educated men and 



women so we can go on and 
act in a responsible manner." 

Nicodemus believes 
the pledge gives local activists 
a powerful tool: "Now we can 
focus public discussion 
directly on questions of what 
it actually means to be 
responsible and which 
employers are being more or 
less so . " 

Already, students at 
11 U.S. universities and 
colleges are actively 

campaigning for similar 
pledges to be an official part 
of their 1988 graduation 
ceremonies. These schools 
include Stanford University 
(Stanford. California'. 

University i California 

(Berkeley). aiversity of 
California Santa Cruz). San 
Francisco State Universitv . 
University of ' tan (Salt Lake 
City), *nu evergreen State 
University Olympia. 

Washington*. 

in addition, students 
at nearly 40 other schools 
across ;he country, including 
several high schools, have 
expressed interest in offering 
students responsibility pledges 
at graduation time. 

GPA recently 

published a pledge-organizing 
manual and has publicized it 
to over 3,000 U.S. university 
student governments. 

The organizing 

manual is available for a 
S2.00 donation from GPA at 
PO Box 4439, Areata, CA 
95521. 

The pledge has had 
enough of a positive impact at 



Humboldt that on February 8 
the student government 
resolved to encourage that the 
pledge be offered to all of the 
school's future graduates. 

A variety of activities 
stemming from the pledge 
drive have evolved at HSU. 
Students from HSU's art 
department are organizing a 
spring art show that will draw 
upon the themes embodied in 
the pledge statement. 

An April 16 forum 
on military-related 

occupations will bring 
together a Pentagon official, 
a nuclear veapons designer, a 
physicist who quit making 
nuclear weapons out of 
conscience, and an outspoken 
antiwar activist professor for a 
discussion of careers and 
conscience . 

Classes in "Critical 
Thinking"' have been assigned 
essay questions i hat ask how- 
students might obtain and 
assess information about social 
and enviromental impacts of 
iobs. 

At the instigation of 
a concerned student, the 
chemistry department has 
taken steps to better educate 
students about proper means 
of disposing laboratory 
wastes . 

Some schools may 
choose not to coordinate 
campaigns to call for a formal 
inclusion of the pledge in this 
year's commencement 

ceremonies but will instead 

see Pledge, p. 8 



Lexington, Va. <C?S) - 

Massachusetts Governor 

Michael Dukakis was 

nominated as the Democratic 
preMuentiai candidate, and 
Tennessee >e nator Albert 
Gore will be u :s running 
mate . 

The emocratic 

national convention won't be 
heid until July, f course , 
but if histor) .is itself. 

Dukakis will get the nod. 
Dukakis, ter all 
nominated as the presidential 
randidate at the Washington 
met Lee Universil 

mocratic nvention 

x '.rch25and26. 

The student-run 

convention has a <aiack lor 
picking winners. Since its 
inception in 1908, "delegates" 
have correctly predicted the 
eventual nominee for the 
party that's out of the White 
House 13 out of IS times. 
That run includes selecting 
eight of the last nine 
candidates since 194S. 

Convention treasurer 
Brad Watkins. a Washington 
and Lee senior, attributes the 
convention's success to its 
"emphasis on solid political 
research . " 

'it's one of the 
greatest political research 
efforts in the country," he 
said. "It gets people interested 
in the political process, and 
helps them appreciate the pros 
and be more tolerant of the 
cons . " 

-We talk to 

grassroots party organizers at 
countv and local levels to 



formulate a well-thoughtl 
platform." said Watkins. 

More than 80 percentl 
of Washington and Lee's 
student body participates in 
the covention. and students 
from other Virginia colk 
and high r ;ipate as 

well. Wc cs ol ites are 

assigned regions : nation 

to trch letermini 

which candidat. tppeals to| 
rs there. 

Jesse n, sail 

it kins, ran a strong second 
the convention, but most 
felt he was not electable and 
won't be nominated by the 
Democrats in luly. He will 
be, Watkins predicted, % 
powerbroker for the poor and 
disadvantaged," and will have 
a significant influence on the 
party's platform . 

"Despite his success, 
in most states Jackson is only 
receiving 10 percent of the 
white vote," said Watkins. 
"You need more to be elected 
president . The Democrats 
have not performed well in 
the last two elections, so 
they'll do everything they can 
this time to have an attractive 
candidate." 

Dukakis, said 

Watkins, runs very close to 
Vice President George Bush, 
the likely Republican 
candidate, in national polls 
which may be the factor that 
gives him the real nomination 
in July, 

"Dukakis is truly a 
national candidate," said 
Watkins. "He will be :he 
nominee." 



Japanese offered 

-om Susquehanna Communications 

Japanese is the foreign language rising fastest in popularit; 

among college students today, ana for good reason. Japan offer 

great riches to young Americans: fascinating history, elegail 

traditions, booming economic frontiers, and a culture unique in M 

nd of Oriental and Western wavs . 

From Julv 28 to August 19. Susquehanna University, at 
insgrove, Pennsylvania, will offer in intensive program m 
Japanese language and culture. Ninety hours of instruction wiil 
consist of five hours of language class daily, tauaht by nath" 
panese instructors using progressive, dynamic methods an 
iterials. Students will earn four transferable semester hot: 
credit. 

Language learning will be complemented by presentations 
on the culture behind the language. In addition, weekend trips t 
New York City and Washington, D.C., will help students 
discover Japanese culture in the United States. 

American students will share a residence hall with twenty- 
four Japanese students from Tokyo's Senshu University, who will 
be studying English language and American culture. Contact with 
Japanese students will provide unlimited opportunities to make 
friends for a lifetime . 

A fee of $1400 includes 90 hours of instruction, lodgilj 
in a dormitory, three meals a day. and two overnight trips 
Contact Dr. Susan Johnson, Susquehanna University- 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870, Telephone (717) 374-0101 for application 
forms and information. Applications are due by July 1 , 1988. 



SPORTS 



Friday, April 22, 1988-7 




Scots football works 
for winning season 



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er 



£)on/?a Clancy follows through a pitch while Andrea Dye stands ready in the infield during Lady Scots' softball 
game against Lincoln Memorial University . April 13. 

Schools use football 
to boost image 



(CPS) -- To boost their public 
profiles and shrinking 
enrollments, several small 
Midwest colleges in recent 
weeks have adopted an 
unusual strategy: they've 
decided to field football 
teams. 

A California junior 
college , moreover , 

announced it may go to court 
to keep its nationally-ranked 
football squad for the same 
reasons . 



Officials at Trinity 
College, a church-affiliated 
Illinois school that enrolls 
about 600 students, 

announced in early March 
they will field a football team 
in 1989. 

It will be the first 
time Trinity has had a team 
in its 91 -year history. 

The reason , Trinity 
spokeman Bob Moeller said, 
will be to win students as 
much as to win football 



Baseball Scots 
aim for ODAC 



by Matt Harrington 

For the Maryville 
College baseball team the 
season is winding down and 
the Scots are setting their 
sights on the 0.D.A.C (Old 
Dominion Athletic 

Conference) tournament 

beginning April 27 . 

This is the last year 
m the O.D.A.C., so they 
want to go out in style ~ by 
winning it. 

According to 

freshman pitcher Mike Beal, 
"If we play up to our potential 
we can win the tournament, 
but for us to win, our 
pitching, hitting, and 
fielding must all come 
together at once." 

The Scots, who were 
10-18 coming into this week, 
Played Warren Wilson College 
°n Monday and Tusculom 



College on Tuesday. They 
also have two games this 
weekend. Tomorrow the Scots 
will play the University of the 
South at home, and Sunday 
the Scots will play 
Washington and Lee College 
on the road . 

For Bob Corley, Eric 
Etchison , Jason Harbison , 
and Rickey Miller, this is 
their last year as Scots . 

According to Corley, 
"This year has been, if you 
will, mediocre. We had the 
talent, we just didn't get it ail 
together." He added, 
however, "I think if the team 
pulls together we have a good 
shot at winning the 
O.D.A.C. tournament." 

Overall , the Scots 
believe that they can win the 
tournament, and they are 
looking foward to a successful 
finish to the 1988 season. 



games . 

"We have to do what 
we can to be competitive with 
other small, church- 

affiliated, liberal arts colleges 
in the area," Moeller 
explained . "We're all 

competing for a shrinking 
pool of students . " 

Another Illinois 

school, Greenville College, 
started a team last fall after 
94 years without a gridiron 
squad. The team did well on 
the field its first season, and 
according to school officials, 
helped attract dozens of new 
students by giving the school 
a larger public profile . 

Greenville's success , 
said Moeller , encouraged 
Trinity , which suffered 
through financial hard times 
in recent years but has since 
rebounded . 

"I think, people will 
see it as another sign that 
Trinity is healthy and doing 
well after a period of some 
trouble , " he said . 

A 1984 University of 
Kentucky study indicated a 
strong correlation between 
winning sports programs and 
athletic donations, but no 
significant relation between 
sports and academic gifts. 

And when Wichita 
State University dropped its 
debt-ridden football program 
in 1988, applications, 
enrollment and donations 
actually increased . 

Still, Robert 

see Football , p . 8 



by Bret Fincher 



The 1988 off-season 
football program is underway 
and in full force. The team is 
working hard five days a week 
in preparation for a winning 
campaign in the upcoming 
season. If the hard work in 
the training room is any 
indication of things to come, 
then supporters and alumni of 
the Scots program should 
definitely get their money's 
worth when football time rolls 
around again . 

The team starts by 
working in the weight room 
three times a week, the other 
two days, they can be found 
in the gym at 6:30 a.m. This 
rigorous off-season work 
shows that the team is 
dedicated to turning things 
around for themselves as well 
as the school and the town. 
The players and coaches are 
determined to make MC a 
team to be reckoned with in 
the future. 

New Head Football 
Coach Phil Wilks said, "I 
can't give a specific time on 
when the program will be 



turned around for good. 
There is no timetable. It will 
take a lot of commitment 
from both the coaches and the 
players. We have to keep 
both around here long enough 
to learn everything. Our goal 
is to get better each tome we 
play, and the program will be 
moving forward. I would 
never have come here if I 
didn't see the potential to get 
better " 

The Scots' 1988 team 
will be young but should have 
quite a bit of experience. 
They will return only one 
senior, but several of the 
returning sophomores and 
juniors received substantial 
playing time last season . 

Hank Snyder , next 
season's lone senior, summed 
up best the outlook for 1988. 
He said, "I don't think we can 
have a winning season unless 
we have a winning attitude. 
It's too easy to lose, and that's 
what we've been doing for at 

least five years now. It's 
going to take a special kind of 
commitment and dedication 
for us to win. We first have 
to believe that we can win 
before it will happen." 




Jennifer Chastain 

Raina Boring makes a play for the Lady Scots tennis team in the match 
against Milltgan College . April 6 . 



8 -Friday, April 22, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS i! 00 """-. , 'r,' 1 



Blount County Community Players are doing Cat on a Hot 
Tin Roof. 

Auditions are in the Chapel, Sunday at 2 p.m.; Monday 
and Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Performances will be July 8,9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. 



ALL LIBRARY BOOKS are due Monday , April 25 . They may be 
renewed, if necessary, until May 2. Grades and/or transcripts will 
be withheld for any library overdues or fines . 



Fibers a Senior Exhibit by Selena Jean Dockcry, will be 
exhibited April 25 through May 15 in the Fine Arts Gallery. 
Reception Thursday April 28 , 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm . 



For May Madness weekend checks will be available on 
Friday, May 6. This will only be if you get your time sheet in by 
April 31! 



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Student Programming 

This year May Madness will be bigger than ever. We are 
starting on May 5 with the return of the band Rare Air at 9:30 on 
Pearson's Patio. On Friday, May 6, we will have dinner outside 
with volleyball and music from Jeff Wallace's band, the Ids. From 
here we have the annual Battle of the Scots on Saturday at the 
gym. Then, of course, there is Spring Fling in Pearson's from 9 
p.m.-l a.m. 



CPP Notes 



Highlights of the 1987 Graduate survey: 

1987 MC graduates are living in 13 states, Washington, 
D . C . , and Malaysia . 

1987 graduates are enrolled in the following graduate and 
professional schools: University of Tennessee, Austin Peay, 
Purdue, Rice, Vanderbilt, Weastern Illinois, VPI, Cincinatti 
Conservatory of Music, Memphis State, Vanderbilt Medical 
School , and University of Georgia . 

Their areas of advanced study include medicine, biology, 
chemistry, microbiology, physical education, counseling, 
economics, English, and music. 

Graduate career choices include positions in business, 
education, health care, recreation, science, social services, 
government, and computer-related careers. Other positions 
include legal assistant, actor/model, technical writer, and airlines. 

You are invited to stop by to review the entire list . 

************** 



Nursing Careers: All persons interested in learning about career 
opportunities in nursing are invited to join the MC Chapter of the 
Tennessee Association of Student Nurses for lunch in PDR, 
Monday, April 25. 



Whittle Warehouse will interview for summer assembly line 
positions Monday, May 2, in CPP. 



Whittle Communications will interview seniors for positions in 
sales, marketing, administration, finance, and operations, May 
4. 



International Technology, Inc. will interview seniors in biology 
and chemistry for positions in environmental research, May 3. 



U.S. Air Force and Navy Officer Recruiters will be on campus 
in May. Please contact CPP if you would like to meet with either 
of them . 



Hartsook, Wichita State's vice- 
president for development and 
alumni affairs, yearns for the 
visibility a good football team 
can bring to a school . 

"Right now I miss 
not being able to have a 
chance at good visibility in 
the fall," he said. "I'd like to 
have had Sunday headlines 
that said 'Wichita State Wins' 
this fall." 

In California, Taft 
College may go to court to 
keep such headlines, and its 
football team , alive. 

The school « which 
easily won its conference 
championship last year and 
finished the season ranked 
third in the nation among 
junior colleges — was left out 
when the Coast Valley 
Conference reorganized earlier 
this year . 

Conference officials 
say they assumed the state 
Commission on Athletics 
would place Taft in a more 
competitive league . 

But the state didn't, 
forcing Taft officials to 
scramble to schedule games 
for the 1988 season. "It's 
difficult," said spokesman 
Dennis McCall, "since most 
schools have already 

scheduled their seasons . " 

The school is 
exploring the feasibility of 
joining other conferences, 
McCall said, but may sue the 
Commission on Athletics to 
place it in a conference if Taft 
cannot arrange games on its 
own. If the football program 
dies, said Taft President 
David Cothrun, the entire 
college would suffer . 

"It is quite vital that 
we not lose the 40 or so 
students that we would lose 
with the end of the football 
program. We would lose 
more than just students," said 
Cothrun. "We would possibly 
never recover . Once 

enrollment at a college drops, 
growth is limited." 

Pledge, from p. 6 

find other times to hand out 
pledges to graduating 
students. Last year, for 
example, a coalition of 
students at the University of 
Vermont made employment 
information available to 
fellow students outside of 
their commencement 

exercises. 

"We can find 
appropriate employment 

alternatives through 

constructive questioning and 
research," emphasized GPA 
member Bill Ihne. "That is 
what the pledge is about: 
taking an intiative to find 
employment that is 

meaningfully helping our 
communities and society to 
maintain a healthy 

environment for all 

involved . " 



SHORTS 



(OCR) — Saturday morning David Letterman: That's what som 
fans are calling the 1980s version of the cartoon show Migh 
Mouse: The New Adventures, which is a hit among the colleg 
crowd. Mighty Mouse is back, but the rodent is not at all like tl 
do-gooder who faught evil 20 or 30 years ago. Now "Mike Mous< 
works in a factory assembly line and pokes fun at careerism an 
'80s nihilism . 

(OCR) — On your mark, get set, tape. Using no more than 1,00 
straws and a roll of tape, teams of University of North Dakot 
engineering students competed to see who could build the highes 
structure in 40 minutes. Winners of the contest, held as parti 
UND's Engineers' Week, received free pizzas. The winnin 
structure was a 121-inch-high radio tower with a large base an 
three columns . 



Day care, from p. 3 

eligibility (they must attend 
full time, have at least a 2.0 
GPA, and fall within certain 
income levels) and the county 
verifies their income status, 
says Krick. The entire process 
takes about 30 days. If 
approved, parents can enroll 
their children in any licensed 
day-care facility, which, in 
turn, bills the non-AFDC 
program at UM . 

"Parents can also 
have the child-care provider 
come into their home; the 
program will pay for that," 
said Krick, "and that's 
especially nice for students 
who go to school at night. 
The kids can go to sleep in 
their own beds . " 

However, while 



Columia Basin's program has 
too many applicants for the 
ammount of money available 
UM's program ~ like those a 
other Minnesota schools - 
has excess money. Kric 
blames the situation on a lac 
of publicity. She's havin 
difficulty locating people wh 
qualify for the program. So 
far, only 20 students have 
received grants . 

For more 

information, contact, Jan 
Krick, General College Help 
Center, 50 Nicholson Hall 
216 Pillsbury Dr., SE 
Minneapolis, MN 55455; Pk 
612/625-9009; or Ann 
Wilson, Office of Studen 
Affairs , Columbia Basi 
College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. 
Pasco, WA 99301; Pk 
509/547-0511. 



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(CPS) — Racial tensions. 
South Africa. U.S. policy in 
Central America. College 
reform . Escalating tuitions . 
CIA campus recruiting. 

There has, in short, 
been no shortage of issues on 
American campuses this 
spring, but none may have 
affected so many collegians on 
a daily basis as the Battle Of 
What To Throw During Study 
Breaks . 

The Frisbee , for 
decades arguably the most 
visible sign of spring on 
campuses, is being challenged 
for students' affection by a 
relatively new toy: the 
Aerobie . 

"Since I brought the 
fantastic Aerobie on campus, 
it has been the center of 

poquosop 

UOSlBf 

aoqsiij 

(CPS) — Here's a glossary of 
Frisbee sports: 

"Frisbee Golf: 
Frisbee golf is a lot 
like regular golf, except a 
Hying disk is used instead of a 
ball and clubs. "Courses" have 
been developed at campuses 
across the country, including 
the universities of Colorado, 
New Mexico, and Texas. But 
instead of greens and holes, 
students use what's available, 
aiming instead for lamp 
posts, trash cans, and flag 
poles . 

"Ultimate Frisbee": 
Ultimate frisbee is 
similar to soccer, but, of 
course, with a disk instead of 
a ball . 

"Freestyle Frisbee": 
This is the artistic 
side of Frisbee, in which 
contestants somehow manage 
to catch disks gracefully 
behind their backs, through 
their legs, over their heads 
while leaping. They are 
judged and awarded points 
according to their 

performance, much like 
competitive figure skating . 



attention. In fact, my 
fraternity's Frisbees are 
covered with cobwebs," Kirk 
Phillips, a University of 
Missouri-Rolla student, wrote 
in a letter to Superflight 
Inc . , the California Aerobie 
manufacturer . 

"When a Frisbee 
dreams, it dreams it's an 
Aerobie," added Peter 
Weyhrauch, a student at the 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology . 

Still, Superflight and 
Wham-o, which 

manufactures Frisbees , see 
their products as 

complementing, rather than 
competing with, each other. 

While Aerobies 
which are thin plastic rings 
that look like Frisbees without 



centers — can soar much 
farther than Frisbees, says 
Superflight President Alan 
Adler, the engineer who 
developed the flying ring, 
they're not good for 
traditional disk sports such as 
Frisbee golf or ultimate 
Frisbee . 

"Most use them for a 
game of catch," said Adler. 
"They go too far for golf or 
ultimate." 

"They're different . 
They're not mutually 

exclusive," said Scott 
Zimmerman, a California 
State Polytechnic University 
student who's one of the top 
disk players in the nation. 
"It's not ' a legitimate 
comparison . " 

The Aerobie , said 




Zimmerman, "is a little more 
forgiving. It flies straighter 
with less effort." 

Zimmerman should 
know. He set a Guiness 
World Record in 1985 when 
he threw an Aerobie 1,125 
feet, longer than three 
football fields lined up end to 
end. 

Purists, however, 
disdain Aerobies for "serious" 
disk sports. "You could use 
an Aerobie for golf," he said, 
"but it would change the 
sport . " 

"Serious enthusiasts 
have both" toys, claims Dan 
Roddick , Wham-o's director 
of sport promotion, "I don't 
know anybody who says they 
favor one over the other . " 

Yet Adler, a 



Stanford engineering 

instructor who invented 
Aerobie in the mid-1970s, is 
trying to lure Frisbee devotees 
to new, specialized Aerobie 
competitions . 

Superflight , for 

instance, is sponsoring The 
Great Aerobie Anecdote 
Contest . Contestants who 
come up with the best 
Aerobie tall tales and stories — 
fact and fiction — will win 
synthesizers, cash and, of 
course, Aerobies. 

But the push for the 
student market hasn't 
bothered Wham-o yet , 
Roddick asserts. While he 
wouldn't volunteer what 
Frisbee sales are. he added, 

see Aerobie, p. 7 



SJ3§Jtf J UIIJajUT 



Catherine D. Cain 

Andi Bristol (foreground) discusses the alcohol policy with Board member 
TuttS. Bradford at the protest , April 22. 



by Cindy Ashmore 



A young mother 
from Anderson County did 
everything she could think of 
to help her sick child. Each 
day she rubbed ointment on 
the baby's chest and wailed 
for the illness to improve. 
But the child only got worse; 
it even began having seizures. 
Finally, a friend of the family 
stopped in to check on the 
child. She looked at the 
ointment being used by the 
mother and found that it was 
mosquito repellant (from 
Knoxville News Sentinel , 
February 22, 1987). 

The problems of 
illiteracy are sweeping our 
country. According to Harry 
Moskos, editor of the 
Knoxville News Sentinel, one 
out of every five adults in the 
United States is functionally 
illiterate. In other words, 
those adults cannot read or 
write well enough to enable 
them to perform efficiently 
on the job, at home, and in 
other ordinary settings. 

To help fight the 
enormous problem, a group 
of MC students got together 



with Dr. Robert Bonham to 
participate in an interim that 
focused on illiteracy in Blount 
County. Under the direction 
of Carole Ergenbright, who 
heads the Blount County - 
literacy program, the students 
took part in a week-long 
intensive training program to 
learn how to teach adults to 
read and write. Then, each 
MC student became certified 
as a tutor and was assigned his 
own adult reading student. 

In the 13 weeks since 
the program began, MC 
tutors have experienced a 
great variety in the reading 
students with whom they have 
worked. Many of the adults 
are working to learn basic 
reading skills; others, 
however, are studying math, 
social studies, science, and 
other subjects that may help 
them in their everday lives. 
Goals range from obtaining a 
GED and improving job skills 
to helping kids with 
homework and simply 
preventing accidents such as 
that of the young mother in 
Anderson County . 

see Literacy, p. 7 



Friday, May 6, 1988 



tOMMENTAPT 



Highland Echo 



anssi doi sieaA 
si 4 stiduiBO Ajq , 

The academic year is at its end, with only final exams 
remaining . But it has beet: an eventful year on the MC campus . 

The biggest issue lias been the "dry campus" debate, which 
roused student ire and activism, prompted student-administration 
communication, and earned community publicity — the MC 
controversy was featured in all area newspapers and on several local 
news broadcasts . 

We oppose the "dry campus" policy, and applaud the 
decision by the board of directors to delay action on this question 
until next year, when, presumably, they will have had ample time 
to investigate the campus drinking problems, alternative solutions, 
and student attitudes. 

Just as important as the policy itself is the way in which 
the controversy was handled on campus. For the most part, 
students showed maturity in their well-thought-out pros and cons, 
their willingness to work sensibly ~ not rowdily — toward a 
solution, and their eagerness to talk with President Ferrin and with 
board members . 

The administration, also, particularly the board, has been 
admirably willing to try for a compromise to suit both sides. At 
the recent "protest" ~ which was really a student-board 
communication session — board members seemed eager to hear the 
students' opinions and ideas. This session also cleared up some of 
the fog caused by ind.rect student-board contact. 

Although we oppose President Ferrin's viewpoint on this 
issue and the channels he followed, we grant that his job is a 
difficult and pressured one. We hope that over the next few 
months, he, as well as students and board members, explore all 
sides of this issue. 

Obviously, not everyone will be pleased with the final 
decision. But whatever specific policies are finally instituted, we 
urge the campus community to accept or oppose them with the 
same maturity and willingness to talk . 

isqjou s 4 iojipg 

This issue of the Echo is dedicated to the graduating 
seniors. You made it! Enjoy "May Madness"; you've earned it. 



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by Krista Ross-Mull 



Racism to most 
Americans today, though not 
yet a thing of the past, is 
slowly but surely becoming 
extinct. Most of the people 
that I know are too young to 
remember the Jim Crowe laws 
of the '50s and were still in 
diapers during the race riots 
of the '60s. Things have 
slowly gotten better for 
minorities in America since 
then, and it's only when 
things like the Howard Beach 
incident of New York happen 
that most people are reminded 
that we still have a long way 
to go in equality. 

Unfortunately, 
though, there are some places 
in our world where extreme 
cases of racism happen every 
day. Not only that, but they 
are condoned and encouraged 
by the government . 

The most notable 
case would have to be South 
Africa. As I read and learn 
more about the apartheid laws 
of South Africa, the more 
shocked I am that such a 
cruel, barbaric, and sub- 
human government could 
persist in our modern western 
culture. I want people to 
know what is going on in a 
country that our own 
government supports . 

All South Africans 
are categorized into four races: 
white, coloured, Indian, and 
black. Every person must 
have his race marked on his 
birth certificate, driver's 
license, and work permit. 



This is so that a light-skinned 
black or Coloured will not be 
able to pass for a white, for 
many parts of South Africa 
are for "whites only." In 
some white neighborhoods, 
the only way a non-white can 
enter the neighborhood is to 
be employed by a white and 
have a pass stating that he has 
permission to be in the 
neghborhood. In fact, most 
blacks have to carry a pass 



with them at all times. It 
provides proof that the black's 
presence in a specific area is 

legal or not. These passes 
must be produced on demand 
to the police and certain other 
officials . 

Blatant segregation 
runs rampant in South 
Africa. There are many all 

see Apartheid, p. 3 



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by Rene Couto 



Certain dorm rules 
are ridiculous. These rules are 
quiet hours, visitation hours, 
members of the opposite sex 
being in the rooms, and dorm 
parents. I feel that these rules 
are immature; they make me 
feel like a little kid. They also 
make it look like the students 
show lack of responsibility. 
Finally, I'm an adult, so I 
should be treated like one. 

The quiet hours rule 
is absurd. I feel that I can 
adjust when to be quiet and 
when not to. I strongly 
believe that having quiet 
hours during the weekend is 
very wrong . The weekend is a 
time when I can release my 
stress from the classes during 
the week. There shouldn't be 
a rule called quiet hours; my 
own common sense knows 
when to be quiet . 

Visitation hours are 



very stupid. This rule really 
makes me feel like a child. 
When someone comes to visit 
me, I don't want to go in the 
lobby where everyone else is, 
and I don't want to worry 
about how late or early it is, 
either. When someone comes 
to visit me, I feel it's a matter 
of privacy, so I'll take 
whomever to my room 
anytime I please . 

Visitation hours 

should be 24 hours a day and 
visitors shouldn't need an 
escort. When the rules say 
the visitor needs an escort, 
that makes the student feel 
immature . 

Members of the 
opposite sex should be allowed 
to go see whomever they want 
at whatever time. If I want a 
girl in my room at night, 
why should that bother 
someone eh>e? People of the 
opposite sex should be allowed 

see Rules, p. 6 



NE#E/4>EAT0PE 



Friday, May 6, 1988-3 



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Communications 



The nation's positive 
economic picture is creating 
an increasing number and 
variety of opportunities for 
summer job seekers, 

including college students and 
teachers . 

"But even with the 
favorable odds, students and 
others looking for summer 
work will have to use some 
resourcefulness and initiative 
to make most of those 
opportunitles, ,, said Mitchell 
S. Fromstein, President and 
CEO of Manpower Inc. 

Fromstein offered 
some tips for summer job 
>eekers: 

1 . Be Persistent: 
Don't be discouraged if you 
haven't lined up a summer job 
yet. Many firms haven't 
completed their hiring. 

2. Explore All 
Potential Job Sources: 
Newspaper ads are a good 
source of job leads, but not 
the only source. Ask 
relatives, teachers, and 
friends; call major firms and 
inquire about openings; 
contact temporary help 
service firms; check with local 
government job service 
offices . 

3. Contact Your 
Former Employers: Firms 
like to bring back former 
workers who understand how 
their business operates, 
minimizing training 
requirements . 

4. Understand 
Your Marketable Skills: 
Students often underestimate 
their skills. Consider your 
educational assets such as 
computer literacy, language, 
keyboard , research , and 
communication experience. 
And remember that students 
are accustomed to learning 
new skills quickly. 

5 . Look for 
Learning Opportunities: 
Present yourself as someone 
eager to learn; you may land a 
job where you can develope 
skills in word processing, 
computer operation, or 
general business practices. 

6 . Have Proper 
Legal Identification: This 
year, you must have a 
passport, Social Security 
caTd, or pictured driver's 
license to prove citizenship 

see Jobs, p. 6 




Cricket was one feature of Dogwood Day at MC, April 23. 



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(OCR) - When it comes to 
getting students really 
involved in their school. St. 
Lawrence College — St. 
Lawrence (Ontario) has often 
been in the forefront . 

Students' 
involvement begins with an 
unusually creative freshman 
orientation. The theme 
changes each year, but one 
thing is sure: it's bound to be 
different. 

Last fall's 

freshmen — gathered for a 
day of speeches — watched in 
shock as the college's pricipal 
was "shot" and "killed" during 
his welcome address. An 
inspector general (a Toronto 
actor in disguise) appeared on 
the scene to lead the murder 
investigation . 

Teams of 

freshmen followed clues 
around the campus, 

meanwhile learning a lot 
about where different school 
services ~ such as the library 
and financial aid office — 
were located . 

The teams 

gathered for lunch, and 
throughout the meal received 
additional clues from faculty 
members dressed as 

detectives. The teams then 
toured the city, all the while 



collecting more clues. At the 
end of the day, the teams 
gathered to report their 
findings. Several had detected 
the murderer and received 
prizes — free tickets for a boat 
cruise. 

Even though the 
murder mystery was a popular 
form of orientation, St. 
Lawrence will not repeat it. 
"We don't want anyone to 
become bored with 

orientation," said Doug 
Hone, counselor for the 
freshman- year experience . 

Hone isn't 

worried about the students 
becoming bored so much as 
he's concerned about other 
staff members. The 

community college's 

orientation is run entirely by 
staff, who volunteer for the 
assignment . Though it's 
assigned to the student 
services office, "no one is in 
charge of orientation as part 
of a their job. It's all 
volunteer," said Hone. 
"That's why we have so much 
success . " 

The college has 
borrowed some orientation 

see Orient, p. 6 



by Matt Harrington 

Dr. Sally Jacob's 
Inquiry class has conducted a 
survey of MC students on the 
food service issue. The results 
are in and as Richard Dalton 
would say, "Our survey says . 

Things liked best 
about the Maryville College 
food service are the following: 
all you can eat/drink, prompt 
service, fruit in the salad bar. 
and choice of cereal. 

When students were 
asked if they were satisfied 
with Issac's, 108 answered yes 
and 38 answered no. When 
asked why they didn't like 
Issac's, the main answers were 
that faster service and more 
polite servers were needed. 
Other answers were were that 
the food was too expensive, 
too greasy, and also that 
there was not enough variety. 

Another question 

students were asked was what 



change would improve the 
atmosphere in the dining 
hall. The number one answer 
was louder music. This was 
followed by repainting, 
redecorating, and a change of 
arrangement in Pearson's. 

Finally, students 

were asked what they would 
like to see added to the menu . 
Students replied that they 
would like to have a sundae 
bar , more seafood , 

watermelon, bagels, cheese 
sticks, croissants, chicken 
nuggets, corned beef, a low- 
calorie bar, boiled eggs, and 
meatless spaghetti sauce. 

This year the food 
service contract is up for 
renewal. Therefore, copies of 
the survey will be sent to 
President Ferrin , Donna 
Davis, Leslie Nier, Andy 
Strickland, and the Food 
Service Committee to make 
them aware of the problems 
and strong points of Dobb's 
Food Service . 



Apartheid, from p. 2 

white neighborhoods in South 
Africa, and there are more 
being developed every day. 
This, of course, means 
displacing hundreds of 
Coloureds, Indians, and 
Blacks that happen to be 
living in one of the newly 
zoned white areas. Another 
example is a case in which a 
whole Coloured ward in a 
hospital was evacuated and 
the patients left to lie in the 
hall to make way for one 
white patient. 

Punishment for 

blacks in South Africa is 
likely to be two, three, 
sometimes five times more 
severe than that of any white 
South African. For one 
example, in 1984 a sum total 
of 115 people were hanged for 
crimes; 89 were black, 24 
were Coloured, one Indian, 
and two whites. Also, 
between July 1982 and June 
1983, 24,292 blacks were 
whipped compared to the 
1824 whites. Whipping is still 
a form of punishment in 
South Africa. 

Since 1983, there has 
been a ban on all open-air 
gatherings of blacks, except 
for sports. A gathering was 
defined by law as a "public 
assembly of twelve or more 
people" in 1956, but in 1975 
the definition was changed to 
"any number of people". The 
white South African 

govenment uses this as a 



pretense to arrest anyone that 
it may want to detain and 
question. In March 1985, the 
police arrested a total of 239 
people while they were trying 
to have a march in protest 
against the shooting deaths of 
19 people, on the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of the 
Sharpeville shootings, 

including several prominent 
anti-apartheid activists (the 
Sharpeville shooting was a riot 
in South Africa during the 
60's in which 69 unarmed 
protesters were shot dead). 

The marchers were fined and 
sentanced to six months in 
jail, though some are still 
being detained to this day. 

These are just a few 
of the atrocities that the non- 
white South Africans have to 
live with. There is so much 
more, such as detention 
without trial (this includes all 
age groups, even eight- to ten- 
year-olds), poor health and 
welfare benifits, inadequate 
schooling, and low pay (in 
some cases blacks are paid as 
little as 17% of what whites 
are paid for the same job). 
South Africa, and apartheid 
are blots on our world, and I 
will not support any 
government that supports 
South Africa as it stands 
today. If we truly want this 
to be a free world, let's stop 
worrying about Russia and 
communism so much and take 
a look at whats is going ojn in 
the rest of the world. 
Apartheid isn't a crime, it's 
an abomination. 




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remembering Dr. Russell L>. 
Parker, who died 

unexpectedly on September 1 . 

Parker's many 

contributions to MC carry a 
legacy that will continue to 
last. He wao the chairman of 
the department of history; he 
joined the faculi ■ in 1964. He 
served as secre iry of the 
faculty since 1972 A student- 



In honor of these 
contributions, the new fund 
for faculty development , 
which was one of the topics at 
the faculty retreat which; 
Parker was atttending at the; 
time of his death, has been 
named for him. M6-now has 
the "Russell Parker Faculty 
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the light side, but he always 
took things seriously . " 

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by Jennifer Chastain 



The last exhibit in 
the FAC Gallery this year is 
"Fibers" by senior art major 
Selena Dockery . Dockery's 
studio emphasizes textile 
design and weaving. 

Her exhibit includes 
many examples of woven 
items including baskets, a 
variety of loom-woven scarves 
and belts, and a woven 
photograph . Dockery used 
both commercial and 

homemade dyes in her textile 
design to produce hand-dyed 
T-shirts, cloth, and yarn. 

The T-shirts on 
display were made using both 



batik and tie-dye methods. 
Batik is a design method that 
uses hot wax to form the 
pattern and block the 
absorbtion of dyes in the area 
of the pattern. 

Tie-dye uses rubber 
bands or string to block areas 
from dye. Dockery used tie- 
dyed cloth to make the cover 
of her guest book and for 
several other items in her 
show. The exhibit also 
features several large cotton 
pillows, a silk shirt and skirt 
outfit, a cotton tank top, a 
wind sock, and several scarves 
which were also made using 
the tie-dyed cloth. 

A full-sized bed with 
a comforter and matching 
pillows and wall hangings, all 
made with silk-screened 



images, graces the back 
portion of the gallery. 

Other processes on 
display include quilting, 
applique, and stenciling. 

The exhibit was 
described by freshman art 
major Shannon Jackson as 
being "vibrantly exciting" and 
"showing a great range of 
talent." 

When asked what 
process she enjoyed most, 
Dockery said that "exploring 
the possibilities in developing 
dye colors from various 
substances like proceon and 
vegetable dyes" was most 
rewarding. 

Dockery summed up 
with a note that all seniors 
can appreciate: "I'm just glad 
it's over!" 



¥)u never forget the people 
who share your sailing expedition. 



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Learning t( > 

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[timing (Ik; 
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At one with the 
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My new 

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I thought sailing was all romance. The open sea, 
the s|ap of the sails, me looking tanned and athletic. 

My Outward Bound vacation turned out to Iv 
romantic in a different way. I actually learned how to 
s.111. I learned navie.Miim m>J »•«■« >!• «•>.- And ! learned 

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to live and work closely with I i other people 

Ilie )0-foot ketch we called home is descended 
from rife* whaling hints < if the l«S00v We lived open 
tu the ifcntents, and lv each nfher. No room for 
pettiness or anything less rlun enthusiasm. Wedis 
covered mtinediaielv that every I hi nj{ was simpler - 
and mure ivwaiduiu — when nv all worked tmtfitei 

i ne ni<^ loin.iiue wis oiscovcry — «ii imnt^s i 
h.idn't hKiun I could A^, of people wlk> Ive.ime 



See the sights — 

humpback whales, 
iiuks, ;ind puffins. 



friends as we learned to rely on each other. Outward 
fiound runs 500 courses for small gnmpsofmen and 
women, year-round, in sailing, backpacking, moun- 
tain chmi'in^, ratting and canoeing. 

mil van iiiKi out moie hy gettiiig the Catakig. 
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Jennifer Chastain 

Selena Dockery reclines on samples of her art work . This arrangement is 
part of her "Fibers" exhibit., now on display in the FAC. 



Rules, from p. 2 

to walk in the dorms at any 
time without worrying about 
getting written up by dorm 
parents or R.A.'s and 
S.A.'s. 

It's my own business 
what I do, not the dorm 
parents' business; therefore, 
members of the opposite sex 
should be allowed to visit 
others at any time they 
please. 

Having dorm parents 
is the most ridiculous part of 
dorm life I've ever known. I 
have my own parents telling 
me what to do and what not 
to do. Who are the dorm 
parents telling me how to do 
things or when not to bring 
people of the opposite sex 
over to visit me! It's none of 
their business what I do. 



They should have no 
authority over me or other 
students. We already have. 
R.A.'s and S.A.'s on each 
floor controlling things; I 
strongly believe having dorm 
parents in a dorm is far 
beyond ridiculous and they 
should never be permitted . 

These certain dorm 
rules that I've pointed out 
should be banned from the 
student handbook. Having 
these rules makes me feel like 
a child in college. I'm an 
adult; therefore, I would 
appreciate it if I could be 
treated like one. All these 
rules cause total chaos for 
other students, not just 
myself. 

I no longer feel like I 
live in a dorm, but I do feel 
like I'm living in a nursery 
school at twenty years of age. 



Jobs, from p. 3 

under the Immigration Law. 
Lack of identification will 
delay your job search . 

7 . Make 

Commitments and Keep 
Them: Employers want 
assurance that you will hang 
in for the duration of a 
summer job, not disappear 
after a month. Replacing 
workers is costly and difficult 
for businesses. Leaving an 
employer in the lurch could 
destroy your valuable 
contacts . 



Orient, from p. 3 

ideas from "south of the 
border," said Hone. But 
others belong uniquely to St. 
Lawrence . 

Next fall , for 
example, the school is 
considering having teams of 
new freshmen walk on hot 
coals - literally. "It's a 
motivational device," said 
Hone. Walking on coals is 
possible "if people believe it 
can be done," he said. "We 
believe it can raise students' 
self-esteem . " 



Literacy , from p . 1 

i 

The MC tutors speak 
very favorably of their 
experiences with the literacy 
effort . One enthusiastic 
tutor, Lissa McLeod, said 
that tutoring is "one of the 
highlights of [her! week .* 

However, the MC 
participants realize that they 
could not do it alone. 
Bonham emphasizes the 
incredible efforts of 

Ergenbright and also gives 
credit to employer support 
from companies such as 
Cherokee Lumber, which 
pays its workers to seek help 
from the program. Last but 
certainly not least, the 
reading students themselves 
are the most important aspect 
of the program. Many of 
them have to work around 
tight schedules and overcome 
much fear of bringing out 
their disabilities. 



One tutor, Kathy 
North, said of her student, "I 
have to give my student a lot 
of credit. He really has to 
work, and his wife is not 
supportive at all . " 

All in all, the MC 
interim has helped the Blount 
County literacy effort, but it 
has been little more than a 
drop in the bucket. The 
program needs the 

cooperation of many more 
people like the 16 MC 
students who participated in 
Bonham's interim . 

The students who 
participated in the interim are 
Michelle Arp, Cindy 

Ashmore , Joanne Backe , 
Melissa Blough, Kate Braden, 
Andi Bristol, Cathy Cain, 
Barbara Covert , Heather 
Farrar , Michelle Grube , 
Alissa Hammond, Sherri 
Jones, Lissa McLeod, Kathy 
North, Cookie Payne, and 
David Yocom . 



Aerobic, from p. 1 

last in an ad or in the park . " 

Adler, of course, 
said people buy Aerobies 
because they're fun in and of 
themselves . 

There are, he 
conceded, some problems 
with that other significant 
portion of the recreational 
disk market: 

Dogs, Adler notes, 
"My guess is that Aerobies 
have not hurt Wham-o at 
all." 

When prodded , 

however, Roddick conceded 
"the picnic player" — the less- 
than-serious player who'll 
take a study break with 
anything that flies — probably 
would buy only one of the 
toys. 

'They go with the 
ebb and flow," Roddick said, 
"and buy whatever they saw 



can chew up the thin plastic 
Aerobie rings pretty quickly, 
although he insists they can 
damage Fribees just as easily. 
"Some dogs," he observed, 
"have gentler mouths than 
others . " 

Still, at least 

publically, Roddick said 
competition between the toys 
is "a non-issue. We wish 
them [Aerobie] well." 

"We have friendly 
relations with Wham-o," 
added Adler. "I like to think 
that no one is mad at me . " 

Champion 
Zimmerman waxes poetic in 
his hopes for disk 
coexistence. "Playing catch is 
the oldest sport, except for 
running. Disks are a natural 
progression of evolution. It's 
beautiful to see them flying 
through the air. There's 
something special about 
that." 



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Lady Scots tennis 

team hosts 
tournament 






by Lisa Harvey Linginfelter 



The Lady Scots 
tennis team will close another 
winning season on May 5 and 
6 by hosting the Women's 
Intercollegiate Athletic 

Conference (WIAC) 

tournament . 

The MC netters are 7- 
5, with double wins over 
Milligan, Tusculum, and 
Tennessee Wesleyan , one 
over Berea, a loss each to 
Sewanee, Transylvania, and 
Tennessee Tech . , and two 
losses to Centre. (At press 
time, they were hoping for 
revenge against Sewanee on 
May 4.) 

The Maryville squad 
hopes for support from 
students, faculty, staff, and 
other fans on both days of the 
tournament, as the team will 
be facing tough competition 



and hopes to make a strong 
showing. Berea, Centre, 
Rhodes, and Sewanee will all 
bring competitive teams to 
the tournament . 

Matches will begin at 
9 a.m. on Friday, with play 
at John Sevier, Sandy 
Springs, and Springbrook 
Park courts . Headquarters 
will be at the John Sevier 
courts . 

After a full day 
Friday, the action will 
continue Saturday, with the 
final and consolation rounds 
in singles beginning at 9 a.m. 
The doubles rounds are 
scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. 

Coach David 

Cartlidge will be the official 
tournament director and 
referee, and a special thanks 
goes to Dwayne Sanders, 
Kandy Schram, and all others 
>vho have assisted with 
preparation. 



Heather Farrar 



Liz Prior and Greg Metcalf. along with Leah Mueller (not shown), were 
chosen the Outstanding Seniors by the MC Playhouse at the end-of-the- 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS 



MMMMWMMi 



All Emergency Loans, current and past due, are due no 
later than 5 p.m. on May 8. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, etc., 
will be held until the balance is payed in full. No loans will be 
given out during the summer — no exceptions this year. If this is a 
problem for anyone, please see Annette Everett in Financial Aid. 



The Bookstore plans a Graduation Sale May 9 through 
May 13. Discounts range from 10 to 20 percent off every purchase 
over five dollars for everyone, and 30 to 50 percent off for seniors. 
Stop by the Bookstore and pick a balloon to determine your 
discount (one balloon per person). 



SUPPORT FOR FRANK FIORE (cards, letters) 
Rt. 6 Box 413 
Louisville, TN 37777 

The Chilhowean is accepting applications for 1988-89 
yearbook editor. Submit them to Ms. Lax-Farr, Box 2848, by 
May 12. 



MCs 169th Commencement will be held May 15, at 2:30 
p.m., in Wilson Chapel. The entire campus community is 
encouraged to attend. The 1988 Commencement speaker will be 
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. , president and chief executive officer of 
the Hudson Institute. From February 1985 to March 1987 he 
served as President Reagan's chief political advisor and as the 
administration's liaison to the nation's state and local officials. He 
appears frequently on Cable News Network (CNN) and the 
MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour; he is regularly quoted by Business Week , 
USA Today , Newsday , and The National Journal . 




HEAR YE, 
HEAR YE. 




All Maryville College students and associates are invited 
to attend the wedding of Leah Mueller and Bruce Blaisdell, 
Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the college amphitheatre. 
Reception following at Morningside Inn . 

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CPP Notes 



Best wishes for a happy and busy summer! Maryville 
College students will be involved in a variety of activities. Many 
will be in school and working part-time. Several will be traveling 
to Europe with Athletes in Action and one to Kenya with 
InterVarsity. Two- students will be naturalists with the Tennessee 
State Parks. Another will be at Disney world in Orlando. 

Some of the other places where MC students will be 
working include banks, parks, camps, a newspaper, the Knoxville 
Museum of Art (an internship), TVA in Chattanooga, Ridgecrest 
Baptist Conference Center, UT Hospital, Wesley Woods, Clemson 
Outdoor Lab, and the Texas State Outdoor Theatre in Galveston. 

CPP is still working to identify other jobs in the area. 
Please watch the bulletin boards beside the Bookstore and across 
the hall from Financial Aid. New listings are added frequently. 
Also, remember that Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are actively 
recruiting summer workers for amusement parks, restaurants, 
hotels, etc. Jobs also are available on campus with maintenance, 
house keeping, and food service. 









* STUDENT PROGRAMMING 

Don't forget to celebrate May Madness. Tonight (Friday) 
features a festival with outdoor dinner and band. The Battle of the 

* Scots kicks off tomorrow at 11:30 in the Gym . The annual semi- 
formal Spring Fling dance will be held tomorrow night in Pearson's 

^ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A^bonfire behind Lloyd at 9:30 Sunday 
night will cap off the weekend festivities . Join in the "Celebration 
under the Stars"! * * * 



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Lincoln 



1988 



1989 



HIGHLAND ® ECHO 



Vol. 74 No. 1 




Senator Dan Quayle, Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, spoke at 
Knoxville's Market Square on Monday September 19; Quayle's supporters 



and detractors clashed in the audience . 



Jana Dalton 



Crowd disputes 



by Jana Dalton 

Republican Vice- 

pesidential candidate Dan 
Quayle campaigned 

enthusiastically at Market 
Square in Knoxville on 
Monday, but much of his ' 
audience's attention was 
focused on a small group of 
very zealous Dukakis 
supporters. 

The speech was 
primarily a serious of political 
barbs, stressing the 

deficiencies of Dukakis' 
records and belief rather than 
focusing on the Republican 
platform . 

As Quayle spoke, 
however, a group of Dukakis 
supporters, signs in hand, 
voiced their dissent and blew 
foghorns. When they 

attempted to raise a large 
handmade anti-Quayle 

banner, tempers flared. 
Quayle/Bush supporters 

surrounded the group and 
"teed en their banner. They 
raised their own signs to cover 



up the Dukakis/Bentsen 
signs, and police escorted a 
few of the dissenters from the 
scene . 

At one point, a 
heckler yelled, "Draft- 
Dodger!" at Quayle, to which 
'he responded, addressing his 
supporters, "Don't worry, if 
you had to support Dukakis, 
you'd be yelling , too!" 

The rally opened 
with red, white, and blue 
ballons bobbing in the 
morning air. Former White 
House Chief of Staff and 
native Tennesseean Howard 
Baker introduced Quayle, 
who smiled and stepped onto 
the podium, with a huge 
American flag as backdrop. 

Quayle commented 
that while he "was visiting the 
[Knoxville] Candy Factory , 
Dukakis was visiting the 
Castor Oil Factory." 

Other dignitaries 

attending the rally were 
Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe 
and Republican Congressional 
candidate Jimmy Duncan, Jr. 



Maryville College 



Friday, September 23, 1988 



Conference to promote 
student vote in '88 



Over 500 
student government 

presidents, campus newspaper 
editors, and state student 
associations, representing ail 



50 states and the District of 
Columbia, have issued a call 
to convene a National Student 
Conference on Voter 

Participation . 



Voter registration: 
It's not painful 



by Chris Varner 

Very few people 
actually enjoy registering to 
vote. In fact, some might put 
it right up there with peeling 
dead skin off of their toes. 
The process of registering to 
vote, however, is not as 
dangerous or as painful as it 
seems . 

If you're 18 years old 
and haven't committed any 
felonies, (crimes so serious 
that your allowance was 
suspended temporarily), 

mosey on down to the 
basement of the Blount 
County Courthouse (on Court 
Street) sometime between 8:00 
a.m. . and 4:00 p.m. , 
Monday through Friday . 

The Blount County 
Election Commission is also 
open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 
p.m. on the three Saturdays 



October 8 
deadline: 
October 1 , 



before the 
registration 
September 24 , 
and October 8. 

What do you do once 
you're there? It v relatively 
painless. 

You're eligible to register it 
you've lived in Tennessee for 
20 days or more. If you're not 
registered, all you have to do 
is fill out a little information 
slip. 

If you are registered 
in another state or district, 
bring your card with you, 
and the registration will be 
changed to Blount County. If 
you have any questions, the 
Election Commission's phone 
number is 983-0401 . 

Well, that was quick 
and easy. The entire process 
only took about five minutes. 
Now comes the hard part — 
deciding whom to vote for . 



The conference , to 
be held in Washington, 

D . C . , from September 30 to 
October 2, will focus on the 
importance of youth voter 
registration, education, and 
get-out-f.he-vote efforts 

nationwide . 

The 1988 Conference 
is modeled on the highly 
successful 1984 National 
Student Conference on Voter 
Registration, which attracted 
1 , 500 participants . It was the 
largest student gathering of 
its kind since the Vietnam 
War. The 1984 conference, 
held at Harvard University, 
resulted in the registration of 
over 500,000 new voters and 
helped to make 1984 the first 
year that voter participation 
among 18- to 24-year-olds 
increased since 1972. 

"With a close election 
at hand, this conference will 
be the most significant youth- 
oriented political event of the 
campaign season," Catherine 
Crane, director of the 
National Student Campaign 
for Voter Registration, 
asserted. "We plan to put 
students and student issues 
back on the national political 
agenda in 1988." 




Not eveyone at the Quayle rally on Monday was a GOP supporter. Is it open season on Quayle" in Tennessee? 

Jana Dalton 



Czech comedy 
slated, p. 6 



Fall sports 
previewed, p. 7 



2 Friday, Sepietnk** . 23 !9$$ 



COMMENTARY 



Highland Echo 

Look to the sky 

Amid the news of a White House astrologer and 
last year's "harmonic convergence," People tend to confuse 
astrology with astronomy. We often forget that astronomy is a 
valid — and valuable — seience. 

Space exploration is a necessary next step in our 
technological, scientific, and even cultural development. The 
Planetary Society, along with other groups, is trying to convince a 
skeptical nation of the value of space exploration, especially the 
potential of our solar system. The Society's "Mars Declaration," a 
petition that endorses "the goal of human exploration of Mars," 
urges nations throughout the world to take "initial steps" toward 
this goal . 

The Society is also sponsoring "Mars Watch," marking 
yesterday's "favorable opposition" of Mars and Earth. The two 
planets were at their closest point in 17 years, a phenomenon that 
will not reappear until 2003. 

We urge the MC community to take this occasion to give 
special consideration to support of the space program. Space 
exploration is a romantic notion, but it also can yield tangible 
solutions to problems planetside . 

This issue is not politically fashionable, but don't ignore 
it. As Earth and Mars passed nearby (at least by astronomical 
standards), please resolve to support attempts to link these planets 
still more closely by man-made ties . 

Editor's notes: 

As a new academic year opens, it's time for reevaluations 
and reviews campuswide. It is also time to restate the Echo's 
central policy. 

The Echo aims at providing information that will interest 
or that will be of importance to the campus community. 
However, since we publish only bimonthly, we cannot adequately 
keep up with "straight" news, this information usually reaches you 
via campus bulletins. 

Therefore, we prefer a "feature-oriented" approach, 
meaning that we present stories with a less timely appeal, to avoid 
printing material that has become dated by our production 
schedule. 

We also strongly encourage input from students, faculty, 
and staff. We love getting letters to the editor, be they comment 
on some issue, response to an article or column, or criticism of 
some facet of the campus (the Echo included!). This input 
heartens us, by proving that someone actually reads the Echo, and 
it serves you, by providing a forum for your opinions and 
suggestions. 




Editor 

Assistant Editor 
Darkroom 

Typesetter 
Advisor 



Jennifer C . Worth 

Andi Bristol 

Many Capet z 

Jim Rice 

Bill Householder 

Dr. Leonard Butts 



To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C . Worth , Box 2595 . 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 4 pm on Sundays preceding printing dates . Material 
may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on the 
second floor of Fayerweather. The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Mary ville-Alcoa Daily Times . 




To drop out or not to drop 
out: 1 3 reasons to consider 



by Becky Hill 

1 . America needs more 
college drop-outs . College 
drop-outs ensure that society's 
dirty work will be done — 
dirty, dangerous, temporary, 
dead-end, and underpaid jobs 
that so many businesses 
depend on for their existence . 

2. Because the poor 
will work for low wages, they 
subsidize the activities that 
make the affluent happy. 
For example, domestics 
subsidize the affluent by 
freeing the woman of the 
house to participate in the 
civic, sports, and political 
activities that are so 
important to them. 

3. America needs the 
low-paid American to buy the 
goods others do not want. 
Day-old bread and fruits, 



vegetables, that would 
otherwise be thrown out. Just 
think of the second-hand 
clothes, used rattle-trap cars, 
and deteriorating, slum 
buildings . What would 
America do with all their 
junk if it were not for the 
uneducated and the poor? 

4. Uncle Sam needs 
YOU! The peacetime army 
recruits its infantrymen 
mainly from among the 
poorly educated . 

Throughout 
history the wars have been 
fought by the finest and 
healthiest young men that the 
country has to offer. The 
front-line troops have 
consisted of the poorest of the 
poor. 

5. The poor and 
powerless help facilitate and 
stabilize the American 



political process. Because they 
do not vote and do not 
participate in the political 
process, the political system is 

free to ignore and forget 
them. 

6. Although there is 
some evidence that the poor 
are about as law-abiding as 
anyone else, they are more 
likely than middle-class 
transgressors to be caught and 
punished when they 
participate in deviant acts . 

Morover, they lack 
the money to hire a 
respectable lawyer when they 
are innocent when they are 
falsely accused , therefore 
they are more likely to serve 
time for a crime they did not 
commit . 

7 . Poverty and 

see Reasons p . * 



Readmits adjust to college 
reentry, enrich MC 



by J ana Dalton 

College , for 
most, represents a rung on 
the ladder of life, 
chronologically following 

high school and preceding the 
hoped-for career. 

But sometimes 

chronological schedules are 
interrupted and a new 
education begins. 

A handful of 
readmits attend MC. The 
majority of our stories ring 
familiar. Some difficulty or 
decision prompted our exit 
from MC or from college 



altogether. We went in 
diverse directions until we 
realized — either from a dead- 
end job or an unsatisfied goal 
— the need of an education. 

I asked a couple of 
new "old" students, "Why 
MC again?" and found their 
responses parallel to mine: 
"Small, quiet school"; "loved 
the area" ; "wanted the 
individual attention." 

We agreed that MC 
has changed. The students 
and faculty seem more 
enthusiastic . We appreciate 
the cosmetic improvements of 
Crawford House and the 



Library. We think the new 
faces in administration will 
help the school to prosper. 
And we are adjusting to the 
changes in federal funding 
and the potential "dry" 
campus policy . 

The most interesting 
discoveries our involved 
activities since we left MC. 
Mark Koerber, a junior, tried 
UT for a few years. Later he 
entered the work force. He 
devoted his energies during 
this time to his writings — a 
novel and poetry . 

see Readmits p. 4 



COMMENTARY 



Friday. September 23. 1988 - 3 



Student decries 
registration wait 



by Audi Bristol 

Yet another 
glorious year of academia has 
begun at MC. Students' first 
challenge in this 170th year of 
the MC tradition was that all 
too nerve-racking experience 
of registration . 

Registration . The 

very word ties my stomach in 
knots. The never-ending 
lines. The never-ending 
hassles at the end of each and 
every line. 



This 
registration 



semester V 



greatly improved by having 
the freshmen register 

separately from the 

upperclassmen . This process, 
however, did not alleviate all 
of the problems. 

Jennifer Worth and I 
arrived at the gym at 9:30 
a.m. on September 7. I was 
ahead of her in the Registrar's 
line and then proceeded 
smoothly through the 
Financial Aid line. Then 
came the Business Office line. 
"Bristol" begins with a "B," 
therefore I entered the eternal 



process 






see 



Wait 



p. 4 



Ferrin hails MC 
'Renaissance' 



At 6:00 

a.m. last Friday morning, I 
watched and listened as the 
Concert Choir stood on the 
steps of Pearsons Hall and 
sang the beautiful Lutkin 
Benediction , a traditional 
treasure at Maryviile. 

Goose bumps broke 
out as I participated in this 
memorable moment of choir 
initiation, listened to our 41- 
member choir, and learned 
some of the choir's plans for 



the year. The choir's size, 
which has doubled since last 
year, struck me as another 
sign of the "Maryviile 
Renaissance . " 

I was delighted to 
note the enthusiasm of so 
many new freshmen students 
and transfers and- grateful to 
observe the leadership of 
dedicated upperclass men and 
women. It is a beautiful 
combination, and one that is 
showing up across the campus 




— in classrooms, in athletics, 
in the theatre, among the 
Echo staff, and in social 
gatherings — it is truly a 
wonderful time to be at 
Maryviile . 

In our determination 
to provide the finest 
education possible, we have 
stepped up our fund-raising 
efforts. While these efforts 
include all aspects of the 
Maryviile program , from 
scholarships to campus 



beautification, to athletics, 
our special focus is on the 
academic program. We need 
to update equipment, 
improve facilities, and fill the 
gaps in our faculty . 

Success in these 
efforts will enable us to make 
significant progress in our 
commitment to educational 
quality, and I look forward to 
making announcements 

throughout the year as we 
secure the needed funds. 



This year is off to a 
fine start, and I trust that the 
enthusiasm and dedication I 
have seen from students, 
faculty, and staff will 
combine with the requisite 
hard work and imagination by 
all of us to produce a year 
filled with growth , 

stimulation , and joy . 

Blessings to you all. 

Richard I. Ferrin 
President 



NEWS/FEATURE 




Theissen directs MC 
band , conducts M ACCO 



Paul Theissen brings extensive experience and a German 

accent to the MC Music Department. Jim Rice 



by Bill Householder 

"New" is 
the operative word for this 
year, for not only do we have 
an increased number of new 
freshmen, but we received a 
number of new faculty. One 
of the new faculty members is 
Paul Theissen, MC's new 
band and MACCO director . 

Before coming to 
MC, Theissen was General 
Music Director and Chief 
Conductor from 1981-88 at 
Landestheatre in Coburg, 
Wesi Germany. He conducted 
many operas and symphonies, 
including the whole Wagner 
opera Thanhauser, which was 
recorded with the Bodensee 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Theissen has had 
much experience with 
conducting and music in 

general over the past 20 years 
or so, including being an 
opera coach in Dusseldorf and 
Mainz, teaching at the Robert 



Schumann conservatory in 
Dusseldorf, performing/Vgv 
and Bess for the first time in 
German in Mainz, and 
adapting three musicals for 
radio as well as being the 
leader of the Berner Big Band 
while in Bern . 

One might wonder why 
a man with all Theissen's 
experience would want to 
come to a small college in 
East Tennessee instead of 
some bigger music schools and 
universities in New York or 
Vienna. There are two 
reasons . 

"After 28 years 
experience in. . .opera 

housetsl and big orchestras, I 
like to [work in a] small 
college like 

Maryviile, .. .work with 

students." said Theissen. He 
said he doesn't like big 
colleges and univc. cities, and 
that at a smaller college there 
is more contact between 
students and faculty. 



Theissen believes that if there 
is a greater chance of 
problems being solved, then 
there is a greater chance of 
understanding being 

developed . 

He also has 
connections with Maryviile , 
most notably his wife — 
opera singer, alumna, and 
now instructor for MC, 
Margaret Mann ~ as well as 
friends he's made while 
vacationing in America. He 
also said that this area 
reminds him of his Bavarian 
homeland . 

On coming back to 
Maryviile with a husband of 
German descent, Mann says 
there was no problem for 
Theissen to become a part of 
Maryviile College: "...as far 
as his ideas and his musical 
background, he's better 
developed and ready to take 
on responsibilites, where 

see Theissen p. 5 




4 - Friday, September 2S . !9&8 



NEWS/FEATURE 




Bush/Quayle supporters came bearing signs to hear Senator Quayle in 
Knoxville or Monday. Jana DaltOIl 



Efforts succeed; '88 - '89 
enrollment increases 



by Lynn Smith 

Where did 
all of these new faces come 
from? r, lot of upperclassmen 
may i have asked this question 
at the beginning of the school 
year. 

It is not such a 
ridiculous question, since, 
according to Registrar Martha 
Hess, last year at this time 
there were 136 freshman and 
37 transfers, compared to 227 
freshman and 56 transfers this 
year. 

The total enrollment 
of day students this year is 
615, whereas there were 4S7 
enrolled last year. 

When asked what 
attributed to the enrollment 
increase, Carl A. Pagles, 
dean of Admissions and 
Enrollment Management, 

said "It was a combination of 
activities. I know the 
Admissions staff worked very 
hard last year, along with 
help from the faculty, 
Student Foundation 

members, and the rest of the 
college community to increase 
the enrollment." 

Pagles also 

commented that a modified 
financial package helped to 
attract more students Mis 



RcaSOIlS from p 2 



unemployment create quite a 
few respectable jobs for a 
number of occupations. 
Prison officials would 

practically be out of work if 
the poor were eliminated. 
Social workers, slum lords, 
loan sharks, and pawn shop 
operators would not have jobs 
if it were not for the drop- 
outs of America. 

8 . The lower-paid 
individual provides incomes 
for doctors, lawyers, 
teachers, and others who are 
too old, poorly trained, and 
incompetent to attract more 
affluent and wiser clients. 

9. The struggling 
class serve a direct cultural 
function. They have become 
cultural heroes. Where 
would America be today 
without the cowboy, the 
hobo, the bum, and the 
prostitite? Who would our 
children dress up like on 
Hallowe'en? 

10. The charity ball 
and the uneducated have a 
very special function at the 
holidays . The civic 
organizations are able to 
distribute turkeys and hams to 
the needy while receiving a 
warm and wonderful feeling 
of usefulness. Indeed, the 
busy socialites need the poor 
to give assistance to at 



Christmas and Thanksgiving. 

1 i . Thank goodness 
for the poor! During the 1 9th 
century, they did the 
backbreaking work that built 
the cities; today they are being 
pushed out of their 
neighborhoods to make room 
for progress. No other group 
would allow itself to be 
unrooted and displaced. 
Expressways, universities , 
hospitals, and civic centers 
are being built; other groups 
would have to be fairly 
compensated. America should 
be grateful for its poor . 

12. Poverty helps to 



guarantee the status of those 
who are not poor. This is true 
for the working class, who 
want to maintain status 
distinctions between 

themselves and the ooor. 

13. Getting a college 
education is hard work, time- 
consuming, inconvenient, 
and expensive. Go ahead; 
drop out. Do it for vour 
children. The welfare system 
will feed and clothe your 
children . 

Therefore, go ahead: 
become a drop-out, just 
remember, "America needs 
college drop-outs." 



Readmits from 



p. 2 



Another readmit 

worked with a major oil 
company for a while. lie then 
began developing his passion 
for outdoor activities and is 
presently using these skills in 
a part-time position while 

attending school. I have spent 
time overseas. This is my 
third admission to MC. 

These experiences 
and their lessons are what we 
bring to Maryville College. 

It is exciting for me 
and the other readmits to be 



back . It is a great challenge to 
enter college again: for many 
of us it's been years since we 
left. 

We are trying to 
overcome the age differences, 
the change in social scenes, 
and the lack of study habits. 
And regardless of what they 
tell you, it's not as easy as 
riding a bicycle. 

But we are here — a 
proud few ~ hopefully to the 
finish this time. This time we 
begin with a different 
perspective, because we don't 
question just what MC can 
give to us — but what we have 
to offer toMC. 



year. 

He said that 20 
percent of the new students 
come from Blount County, 
and a large number from 
other areas in Tenneesee, 
Florida and Georgia. "There's 
not really a change in the 
students' demographics; there 
are just more of them," said 
Pagles . 

Because of this 
increased enrollment, various 
departments have had to add 
new faculty members, enlarge 
classes and, add new sections. 

This is especially true 
in the department of 
Languages and Literature. 
Arthur Bushing, chairman of 
the department, commented 
that he gave about 100 more 
placement tests to new 
students than last year. 

There are seven new 
professors in this department 

and a few of them have more 
on their shoulders than 
expected. According to 
Bushing, David Powell had 
originally intended to teach 
one or two courses; he now 
has four courses. 

Both Bushing and 
Charlotte Beck, professor of 
English, have full loads this 



semester. Sections of English 
104 have been added to make 
classes smaller; likewise, 
sections of French 110 were 
added. 

Bushing further notes 
that Maryville College has not 
only increased the quantity of 
students, but the quality of 
students as well. He said, 
"Average scores on the 
placement tests given this 
summer were higher than 
those in the past . " 

Pagles said that he 
does not expect the growth to 
stop this year. He believes 
more students create more 
excitement on campus: "This 
allows enthusiasm . to flow 
over into other activities like 
drama, choir, and the 
newspaper staff." 

He does not want the 
campus to grow so fast that 
the college loses its personal 
touch and students become 
dissatisfied with their 

experiences on campus. 

There have been 
discussions, according to 

Pagles, for new housing 
options, growth among 
faculty and classroom 
enrollment increases in the 
future. 



Wait from p. 3 



"A-L" line, and Worth 
entered the much shorter "M- 
Z'Mine. 

To make a long story 
short, she completed the 
entire registration process 
before I was even half 
through the Business Office 
line! 

After inching my 
way through the Business 
Office line, the rest of my 
registering went relatively 
smoothly . 

The"A-L" line 

(formerly"A-G" when the 
Business office line was 
divided into three stations 
instead of two) is always, at 



the very least, twice as long 
as the"M-Z" line. You would 
think that after the first 
couple of times this 
infuriating imbalance 

occurred, it would have been 
changed to make students' 
lives a little easier. 

How long does it take 
to look at an alphabetical list 
of students and decide where 
the middle is — I guarantee 
you it is not at"M". 

I realize that 

registration at MC is nothing 
compared to what UT 
students undergo, but there 
are tens of thousands of them 
and 600 of us. 

How much effort 
would it take to alleviate 
senseless hours of waiting 
during registration? 



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1 Adhesive 
substance 
6 Schemes 

11 Whalebone 

12 Consisting of 
lines 

14 Hebrew 
measure 

15 Toward the left 

17 Resulting in 

18 Simian 

19 Domicile 

20 Beverage 

21 Concerning 

22 Farm buildings 

23 Lager 

24 Visionary 

26 Mountain lakes 

27 Matures 

28 Presses for 
payment 



29 Surfeited 
31 Impedes 

34 The sweetsop 

35 Rescues 

36 Guido's low 
note 

37 Measure of 
weight 

38 Flutters 

39 Presidential 
nickname 

40 Sign on door 

41 Heaps 

42 Rustic: slang 

43 A state 
45 Seesaw 

47 Erased: printing 

48 Flavor 

DOWN 

1 Indulge to 
excess 

2 Toward shelter 



.The 

Crossword 
Puzzle 

(Solution p. 6) 



3 Weight of India 

4 Symbol for 
tellurium 

5 Empowers 

6 Walks wearily 




7 Unit of Italian 
currency: pi. 

8 Emmet 

9 Compass point 

10 Glossy fabric 

11 Piece of cut 
lumber 

13 Bellows 
16 Indigent 

19 Directed at 
target 

20 Brief 

22 Wise persons 

23 Musical organ- 
izations 

25 Consumed 

26 Melodies 

28 Dispossesses 

29 Glossy fabric 

30 Made amends 

31 Possess 

32 Footwear 

33 Beef animal 
35 Dinner course 

38 Broad 

39 Vehicle: colloq. 

41 Buddy 

42 Corded fabric 
44 Brother of Odin 
46 Babylonian 

deity 



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MC's Chuck Meek(right) was one of 1 ,500 college students to hold 
summer jobs at Walt Disney World. Qualified students have the 
opportunity to work toward majors in management, business, and general 
communication. 



Theissenfromp.3 

other people would probably 
have to think 'Oh, is this too 
much for me?' or 'Can I 
handle this?' I was never 
nevous about that, and 
because he had had been with 
me every summer here . . . 
and since we had spent our 
honeymoon here in the 
mountains, as far as the 
enviroment, he knew 

Maryville." 

As for music , 
Theissen does not believe in 
being a specialist in one 
particular field of music. He 
said, "It's too narrow... and 
today, in our century you 
have to be wider in [your] 
thinking about music." 

He said that he wants 
to do more with the band for 
the community Theissen 
and Mann are putting 
together a summer music 
program in cooperation with 
the Knoxville Symphony 
Orchestra. The program will 
be an annual festival with 
college and pre-college 
students to study music, 
drama, and dance. 

Of Theissen, Dr. 
James Bloy, director of the 
MC music department, said 
". . .he will inspire the 
instrumental players to do 
their best and because they're 
doing their best, they'll enjoy 
what they do." 




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ENTERTAINMENT 



Bradley casts 
Czech comedy 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

"Ra ko hutu 
. . . kendy , alyv zvyde de 
dezv . . 

So opens The 

Memorandum by Vaclav 
Havel, MC Theatre's fall 
production. It is not some 
archaic language or monstrous 
typo, but an office memo 
written in "Ptydepe," a 
language designed solely to 
maximize the efficiency of 
office memos. 

Ptydepe and the 
office wide entanglements 
caused by its enforced use are 
the focus of the play, which 
Theatre Director Frank 
Bradley describes as "a 
bureaucratic farce ." The 
Memorandum "attacks and 
exposes the extent to which 
we are subjected to systems 
which control us, often 
without our knowledge/ 
Bradley said. 

Bureaucracy is one 
such system. Bradley also 
plans to deal with another 
such system — pop culture, 
especially television. The 
play's action hinges around 
language; Bradley noted, 
"Language itself forms a 
system which in a sense 
controls our thoughts." 

The Memorandum was 
written in 1965, and it first 
appeared in the U.S. in a 
1967 Joseph Papp production 

Find the 
in dusty 

by Jennifer C . Worth 

Bagdad (sic), 
California is a small, desert 
town. In fact, it's not so 
much a town as a place to 
park tractor trailor trucks 
alongside the road. This 
unlikely spot is the setting for 
the new comedy , Bagdad 
Cafe. 

Bagdad's leading 

citizen is Brenda, proprietress 
of the Bagdad Motel and the 
Bagdad Cafe. She has the 
questionable help of a shiftless 
husband, a cook who keeps a 
hammock behind the bar, and 
a son who continually plays 
the piano instead of pumping 
gas. Further complicating 
Brenda's life are her 
motherless infant grandson 
and her flighty, teenage 
daughter. 

Amidst the 

tribulations of a broken coffee 
machine and her husband's 
angry departure . Brenda 
nears the breaking point. 
Enter Jasmin, a stereotypical 
Bavarian matron who is 
completely alien in ?:;"u< 



It won the 1967-68 Obie 
Award for Best Foreign Play. 
It is, Bradley said, "probably 
his [Havel's] best-known and 
most-performed play in the 
West." 

Havel, a Czech, 
aimed his satire at "the 
Eastern European , 

particularly Soviet, penchant 
for bureaucra ti'. 

entanglement," Bradley said, 
noting that the Russian 
bureaucratic infamy predates 
Marxist-Leninism. A 

forerunner of The 

Memorandum is Nicolai 
Gogol's 18th-century play The 
Inspector General . 

The plaj r 's Eastern 

European origin creates 
special challenges for an 
American production . 

Bradley plans to remove the 
play from its 1960's Eastern- 
bloc context and fit it intc 
1988 America. 

MC's production will 
further Americanize Vera 
Blackwell's translation of the 
script , including changing the 
original names to versions 
that will be more familiar to 
an American audience. 
Bradley's emphasis on pop 
culture and fashion, in 
addition to bureaucracy, will 
further Americanize the play. 

Bradley said of The 

see Memo p s 

magic 
Bagdad 

dusty world. And with 
Jasmin comes the magic. 

Jasmin brings magic 
both figuratively, with her 
genuinely sympathetic 

nature, and literally, with 
the magic kit from her 
husband's luggage . 

Jasmin's 
integration into the Bagdad 
cafe's of misfits is rocky for 
her but hilarious for the 
audience . She teaches 
Brenda's daughter 

about lederhosen and Bavarian 
folk dancing. She listens, 
enraptured, to the cafe's 
piano under Brenda's son's 
skilled hands — he plays 
Bach, of course. And using 
sleight of hand to produce 
condiments from thin air, she 
serves the cafe's scanty 
clientele. But that clientele 
grows . 

Under Jasmin's 

influence, the dingy cafe 
gleams and magic shows 
become routine. Soon 

truckers all over the area 

see Bagdad p. 8 




The September FAC gallery show is "Figure Forms," by Chattancoga's Dcnise Frank. The exhibit explores the 
use of human forms as ? compositional device. It will be replaced by October's mixed - media exhibit 
displaying numerous works by women artists. Marty Capetz 



Temptation asks, 'Who 
was Jesus?' amid protests 



by Missy Pankake 

According to 
the Gospels, Jesus once asked 
"Who do men say I am ?" 

The movie The Last 
Temptation of Christ is the 
portrayal of two men's 
personal opinions of who 
Jesus of Nazareth really was. 

The first man is the 
author of the novel on which 
the movie is based , Nikos 
Kazantzakis, Nobei prize 
winning author. Kazanizakis' 
religious background is the 
Greek Orthodox Church. The 
prevalent theme in most of 
his novels reflects the conflict 
of choosing between the flesh 
and the spirit. This is also an 
issue the Greek Orthodox 
Church as well as other 
Christian religions, struggle 
with. 

Dr. David Cartlidge, 
MC's chairman of the 
department of religion and 
philosophy, has used the 
novel in his classes for 
required reading. He said, "I 
consider it to be a 'must-read' 
for 20th-century literature. I 
recommend the novel 

highly." 

The novel would 
have remained in the 
classroom if it weren't for the 
second man, director Martin 
Scorsese. Scorsese decided to 
do the movie because he was 
fascinated by Kazantzakis' 
opinion "that the human part 
of Jesus would have trouble 
accepting the Divine." 

John Leo of Time said 
that the movie has been "a 
quest by one of Hollywood's 



most esteemed directors to 
bring to the screen a 
struggling Christ who only 
slowly comes to see himself as 
the Messiah.' 

The quest has had its 
problems from the beginning. 
In 1983, Paramount Pictures 
pulled out just weeks before 
filming started. After three 
years, Scorsese finally got 
backing from Universal 
Pictures. 

Once filming got 
underway in Morocco, 
protestors, bomb threats, and 
death threats to people 
involved in the production 
became constant problems. 

The movie starts with 
a disclaimer that the movie is 
based on Kazantzakis' novel, 
not the Gospels. It shows 
Jesus as a troubled and 
unaccepting Messiah. In the 
film, Jesus states, "I want 
Him [God! to hate me . " 

He reluctantly 

accepts His fate, and e^en 
arranges His own crucifixion 
with the help of Judas, His 
best friend. While He is on 
the cross, an angel comes to^ 
Him, and His vision of 
temptation begins. 

In His vision, Jesus 
marries Mary Magdalene, the 
prostitute, and they have 
several children. She dies, 
and He becomes the lover of 
the sisters Mary and Martha 
and fathers more children. 
His apostles turn against Him 
and call Him "traitor." 

As He nears His death 
from old age. Jesus realizes 
that He has failed mankind. 
He sees that the life He has 



been living is not real; it's a 
vision from Satan. He wakes 
up on the cross and dies . 

Many people feel that 
the movie should have 
flopped. John Simon o(77k 
National Review wrote, "It is 
too bad that various religious 
groups have seen fit to 
persecute it and thereby 
provide invaluable free 
publicity to a movie that 
could have died promptly of 
its own boring ineptitude." 

Simon goes on to 
point out such flaws as the 
bad grammar found in various 
scenes, the unrealistic use of 
various accents from the 
clipped British voice to the 
nasal New Yorker, scenery 
that was unbelievable, and 
the fact that no Hebrew 
customs were used . 

However , most 

people are not concerned with 
the movie's quality," but 
rather with its content. Many 
protesters have vehemently 



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SPORTS 



Friday. September 23. 1988 - 7 




MC's Yong Song-19 easily gets past his Lee College opponent. The Scots went on to trounce Lee, 5-0 



MC sports teams gear up 
for strong seasons 



by Matt Wayland 

Fall is in the 
air! And so are soccer, tennis, 
and volley balls as a new 
athletic season takes off at 
Maryville College. 

The addition of 
several new coaches and many 
new students means a brighter 
outlook for many teams. 
Most of the teams are young 
but possess a lot of talent and 
energy. The schedules for 
many teams are tougher this 
year, but the players feel up 
to it. 

A new varsity sport 
this year is women's soccer. 
Led by ex-Farragut High 
School coach Jerry Litton, 
this young team of nine 
freshmen, three sophomores, 
and five seniors are already 
off to a promising start. They 
tied UT, l-l, and are 
expecting to win a rematch 
against the Vols this season . 

The schedule is not 
an easy one, with the 
toughest matches slated 
against Erskine College, UNC- 
Greensboro, and Sewanee. 
As Litton said, "We'll take 
our licks" but will give them 
out as well . 

Another team with 
high hopes this year is the 
women's tennis team. After a 
successful season last year, 
Dr. David Cartlidge and his 
setters are ready for more . 

They have already 
defeated Cumberland College, 
8-1, but they lost number 
three seed Andrea Dye for the 
season with a fractured wrist . 

Cartlidge said that 



the schedule is tougher this 
year but that the team is "as 
strong as last year's" with 
returning players Raina 
Boring, Becky Shackelford, 
Lynn Burgin, Ann Beaty, 
and Eileen Freund. 

Another MC team on 
the rise is the women's 
volleyball team. They have a 
3-2 record so far this season. 
Coach Kandi Schramm was 
recently named to the 
Regional Board of the 
National Level of NCAA 
Volleyball Coaches and was 
honored as one of the 
Outstanding Women in 
America; Schramm said that 
her team has "a lot of talem 

0-2 Scots 
hope for 

byLori Chambers 



and youth." 

The team consists of 
six freshmen, one 

sophomore, and two juniors. 

Schramm also felt 
that "our conference is 
stronger this year with a lot of 
teams even with one 
another." 

The team's toughest 
opponents should be Milligan 
and King Colleges. but 
according to Karen Palka, 
"We will beat them!" 

After turning the 
women's basketball program 
around last year, Coach Wes 



see SportS p. S 



have 
season 



season has 
Maryville 
team, and 
their first 
team has 



A new 

come for the 

College football 

despite losses in 

two games, the 

maintained a very 

to 



good attitude, according 
Head Coach Phil Wilks. 

Wilks feels that the 
team gets better every time 
they go out on the field, and 
he says that he is very pleased 
with the type of young men 
he has. Players and coaches 
have made a commitment to 
work for improvements, 
Wilks says, and the seniors on 
the team have worked 
especially hard to make the 



talented but inexperienced 
freshman players feel a part of 
the team . 

Scots seniors are Russ 
Thomas, starting quarterback; 
Jeff Reichert, starting 
defensive end; Chris Kaijser, 
starting defensive tackle; and 
Hank Snyder, starting 
defensive end. 

The rest of the 
starting offense is Brian Dale 
at tackle, Tim Case at guard, 
Mylcs Owens at center, Brian 
Heminger at guard, Dwight 
Ilenderlight at tackle, Chuck 
Costello at tight end, Billy 
Marsh at flanker, Jay Malone 
at split end. Chris Moore at 

see Football p. 8 



Sports Commentary: 

Alum: Falling in 
love with falling 



It should 
come as no surprise to anyone 
that football players are a 
special breed. Who else finds 
satisfaction in chasing after 
someone, slamming into him 
to make a tackle, and falling 
to the ground? 

It takes a hard head 
to make a person want this 
brand of abuse and a hard 
body to endure it — unless 
you know the secret. I call it 
the "Marble Technique." 

While most players 
do their darnedest to stay on 
their feet, there's always a 
good chance that he will land 
on his face, due to either his 
own actions or those of a 237- 
pounder on the other side of 
the ball. In America this is 
considered fun, and millions 
of spectators pay their hard- 
earned money each year to 
watch teams abuse each other 
in this peculiar fashion . 

Early on, I learned 
that the survivors in this 
unusual sport were the ones 
who could avoid injury. I 
intended to be one of them. 
This mission was 
aided by the fortuna'c 



of 



my 



circumstances 

personality. I enjoyed 

showing off. What better way 
to attract attention than to 
fall down? I'd fall for anyone 
who would watch. 

Falling took on great 
importance in my life, which 
gives you a clue about some 
of the intellectual priorities of 
a youngster. (I don't think 
things have changed much; we 
just didn't have skateboards 
for our suicide missions. But I 
digress.) 

By simply relaxing 
during the fall, I learned, I 
was landing on more body 
surface and falling more 
parallel to the ground. 

Babies and drunks 
know the technique well, 
although you probably 
couldn't get many to talk 
about it. 

I began to practice 
falls from loftier heights. By 
keeping my head turned to 
the side, I was able to avoid 
the unpleasant sensation that 
accompanies a broken nose. 



see Falling p. 8 




Ira "Marbles" Morrison, an MC alumnus, poses with the pigskin in 1927 
The "Wall of Fame" in the HPER building commemorates his football 
career , highlighted by his distinctive fatting technique . 



8 -Friday. September 23. 1988 



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in Anderson 208 (or 205) on Monday at 3:30. We need to find an 
editor, form a staff, and plan our publication for the 
year .Impressions is Maryville College's annual magazine featuring 
the poetry, fiction, and artwork of students. Freshman students 
and any other first-timers -- plus those who were involved last year 
— are urged to attend . 

The Chilhowean needs YOU! If you were on the yearbook 
staff last year, or if you are interested in joining the staff, please 
contact Dr. Leonard Butts as soon as possible. 

CPP Notes 

Test Dates for Seniors: 

National Security Agency Application deadline: October 7, 19SS 

Test date: October 29, 1988 
GEE Test dates: October 8 and December 10, 19S8 
GMAT Test dates: October 15, 1988 and January 28, 1989 

TOEFL Test dates: October 22, November 19, and December 

9, 1988 
LSAT Test dates: October 1 and December 3, 1988 

Seniors Management internship available with Wal-Mart. You 
would be paid while progressing through training program during 
your senior year. You would then become an assistant manager 
upon graduation. 

Seniors Analysis Corp., Oak Ridge, will be interviewing seniors 
for positions in technical writing, graphics, computers, math, 
science, and business. A preliminary, informative interview will 
be scheduled for October, with follow-up interviews in Oak Ridge. 

Resumes must be submitted to CPP no later than 
Wednesday October 5 . Stop by to review company literature and to 
discuss resume and interview . 

Seniors Please attend a CPP orientation meeting next week. 
Choose any one of the following times: Monday, September 26, 
1:00 or 3:30; Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 or 2:00; Wednesday, 
September 28, 10:00 or 2:00. 



Bagdad from p. 6 

make a point of stopping at 
"Brenda's place." All is 

threatened when Jasmin's 
tourist visa runs out, but she 
and the magic return to the 
denizens of the Bagdad Cafe . 

This movie is 
probably the year's most 
innovative comedy. The 
director is creative, the script 
is well-crafted, and the 
approach is fresh. The 
characters are, without 
exception , interesting and 
weli-drawn portrayals by a 



fine cast consisting mainly of 
unfamiliar faces (except for 
Jack Palance in an atypical 
role as a romantic artist) . 

Bagdad Cafe's only 
significant flaw is the ending, 
which in its attempt to tie up 
all loose ends carries matters 
too far. A simpler, more 
concise conclusion would have 
served the film better . 

This movie opens in 
Knoxville this weekend: make 
an effort to see it. You won't 
soon forget these characters, 
this movie, or its haunting 
theme song, "I'm Calling 
You" by Jevetta Steele . 



Protests from p. 6 

displayed their disapproval of 
this interpretation of Jesus. 
One of the biggest 
controversial scenes is the 
bedroom scene between Jesus 
and Mary Magdalene. Many 
Christians are not prepared to 
deal with something that 
portrays Jesus as a sexual 
being. 

One man, Bill Bright 
of Campus Crusade, was so 
upset by the movie that he 
offered Universal $10 million 
to destroy all copies of the 
film before it was shown. 
Universal replied that First 
Amendment rights were not 
for sale, and even released the 
movie six weeks ahead of 
schedule. Outraged protestors 
went into action. 

Moviegoers hoping to 

see this film can expect to 

cross picket lines. They can 

also expect to clear the theatre 

at least once for a bom K 

threat. _ 

Less volatile 

protestors are carrying out a 

boycott of MCA companies' 

products, including Universal 

Pictures, Grosset and Dunlop 

publishers, Spencer Gifts and 

Motown Records. 



In Maryville, the 
film will most likely never be 
available. Foothills Cinema is 
associated with Consolidated 
Theatres, and Consolidated 
Theatres has decided not to 
show the movie at any of its 
theatres. 

Karen Lawson , the 
manager of Foothills Cinema 
said that even if Consolidated 
Theatres was showing it, she 
wouldn't show it in 
Maryville. She has received 
many petitions from area 
churches and realizes that 
"every church group would've 
been right here at my 
doorstep." 

The movie is not 
necessarily theologically 

incorrect. Leo wrote in 

Time, "As both fully human 
and fully divine, Jesus is 
viewed in Christian theology 
as free of sin, but subject to 
all temptations, including 
sexual ones . " 

Dr. Glen Hewitt, 

new professor of religion at 
MC, agrees that "according to 
classic theology, Jesus was 
completely human and 
completely divine." Hewitt 
also said, "Although we may 
disagree with Scorsese's 
conclusions, raising the issue 



Football from p. 8 

Starting on defense 
for the Scots are Marie 
Humphries at tackle, Jess 
Massengill at nose guard, 
Tom Tonzeau at linebacker, 
David Hunnicutt at 

linebacker, John Speights at 
strong safety, Ryan Shelton 
at corner, Rocky Casteel at 
safety, and Leroy Owens at 
corner . 

The Scots lost to 
Rhodes on September 10 at 
home and to Centre on 
September 17 in Danville, 
Kentucky. 

They will face 
Cumberland on October 1 in 
Williamsburg, Kentucky. 

The Homecoming football 
game will be against Hampden- 
Sydney on October 22. 



Memo from p. 6 



Falling from p. 7 



By keeping my arms relaxed 
and my palms down in front 
of me, I looked a little like a 
grasshopper as I fell, but that 
was irrelevant. 

One day a spectator 
made the astute observation 
that I was "missing a few 
marbles . " Despite my 

embarrassment with the 
nickname "marbles," which 
stuck for awhile, my falling 
technique worked, and I went 
to taller heights. 

My goal was to fall 

from the height of a goalpost 

crossbar. I exceeded even 

that, however, when I 

succumbed to the tantalizing 

lure of a carnival equipment 

trailer. Was its roof eight feet 

high? I don't recall. Maybe it 

was more. But fall from it I 

did, and I did it without 

injury . 

Coaches wishing to 



teach this technique and 
individuals wishing to learn it 
on their should follow these 
suggestions: 

♦Practice falls first 
on a soft mattress, then on a 
wrestling mat. 

♦Always land on the 
palms of the hands and on as 
much body surface as 
possible . 

♦Stay relaxed, and 
practice saying "relax" to 
yourself. 

♦Open-field runners 
knowing and using the " 
Marble Technique" should 
keep their eyes fixed on the 
goal line rather than on the 
tacklers. 

It is my hope you 
younger football players will 
relax and roll with life's 
punches, unharmed and 
unbruised . 

Sincerely, 

"Marbles" 

Ira Robert Morrison, M.D., 

F.A.C.P. 



Memorandum, "It's an 
unusual production in many 
ways. It's a play that's not 
often done here [in America], 
but it can be done with a lot 
of fun and with a lot of 
interest for our society." He 
added, "It's an experiment." 

The play was cast 
September 15. Bradley was 
pleased with the turnout at 
auditions, held September 13 
and 14. He said, "The people 
who auditioned presented me 
with such good choices." Of 
the final cast, he said, "I'm 
really excited. I think this 
one of the most solid casts 
that I've had here." 

John T. Worth III 



will play Gross, the hapless 
Managing Director who falls 
prey to Ptydcpe. Jennifer C. 
Worth will play Ballas, Gross' 
deputy director and office 
rival, who is behind the 
Ptydepe campaign . 

Chris Varner is cast 
as Stroll, the head of the 
Translation Center; Rees 
Cramer is Savant, a 
Ptydepist. Jana Dalton will 
play Helena, the chairman. 

Charlotte Borderieux 
will play Maria, the secretary 
at the Translation Center, 
and Missy Pankake will play 
liana, Gross' secretary. Liz 
Prior will play Lear, the 
zealous teacher of Ptydepe. 



Completing the cast 
are Bill Householder as Pillar. 
Kipp Martines as George, 
Marshall Isbell as Thumb, 
and Mark Roddy as Mr. 
Column. 

Chris Millsaps, Trish 

Lunsford, Kim Hardin, and 
David Kirby will play Clerks; 
Dan Fox, Tom Anderson, 
Jennifer Danner, Tammy 
Robertson, Wes Milstead, 
and Michelle Rudisill are the 
Maintenance Crew, 

Andi Bristol will 
reprise her "role" as the stage 
manager . 

Performances of The 
Memorandum will be 

November 17-20. 



of Jesus' humanity is a good 
thing." 

Many people 
Maryville College, while not 
really defending the movie 
expressed their annoyance 
with the protestors. 

Cartlidge remarked, 
"It must've been a slow year| 
newswise . " He added that all 
the protesting is "too bad. 
People should be allowed to 
see for themselves." 

Rae Ann Hickman, 
junior, wrote a letter to Tht 
Knoxville News-Sentinel that 
asked, "Instead of expending 
so much energy and time 
opposing this relative!) 
harmless film, why dont the 
concerned citizens (Christian 
and not) attack just as 
vehemently much more 
dangerous and damaging evils 
to the American society?" 

Although marry 

people at MC would like 
see The Last Temptation 4 
Christ for themselves, they 
won't be able to because 
problems caused national anil 
local protests. They will just 
have to wait and see 
Scorsese's and Kazantzakis' 
answer to Jesus' question, 
"Who do men say I am T 
comes out on video. 



SportS from p. 7 

Moore has a challenging 
season ahead of him. The) 
will be facing a tougher 
schedule this year and will be 
"stepping into the fire," 
according to Moore, by 
opening the season at Mary 
Mount University 

November IS. He feels thai 
the team has "more talent this 
year" and "more depth" thai 
the 15-12 team of last season. 

Moore also said thai 
he has "a young team," and 
that they "may take time 
get used to the college level.' 

The men's basketball 
team is looking very stroflj 
this year as well . Head Coaci 
Randy Lambert and Athleti; 
Director who led the Scots K 
a school record 19 wins las 
year, said "Seven of my top 
10 players are back," and 
"four new players will adi 
depth . " 

This is the first 
season that the Scots will n 
an independent (not a membei 
of an existing organizeJ 
league); however, they wl 
open the season with i 
tournament at former ODAfl 
opponent Emory and Henij 
on November 1 8 . 

Coach Lambert 
"very pleased with w 
direction the whole program 
is heading," and his goal is w 
be "competitive in all athlete 
teams." 

An example of tins 
potential is the men's soccer 
team, which "should 1* 
knocking on the door of ao 
NCAA playoff berth." 
according to Lambert . 



HIGHLAND 




Vol. 74 No. 2 



Maryville College 



ECHO 

Friday, October 7, 1988 



Tempers flare 
at Bush rally 



by Audi Bristol 

Republicans 
who joined together, 

September 26, at the 
Greenbelt to promote George 
Bush's presidential campaign 
were surprised when 

protestors interrupted their 
gathering. Among the 

local Republicans to speak 
were State Senator Carl Koella 
and Lynn Duncan, wife of 
Congressional hopeful Jimmy 
Duncan, who was unable to 
attend. 

Koella addressed the 
group, asking them to vote a 
straight Republican ticket . 
Of the Democrats, he 
said, "This is a time for 
politics. This is a time for 
hard knocks." 

Koella's speech then 
turned to Michael Dukakis' 
membership in the Civil 
Liberties Union: "I challenge 
you to find out what Dukakis' 
club that he's a card-carrying 
member of is up to and where 
it's taking this country." 

Meanwhile, the 

protestors quietly marched , 
carrying their signs, which 



noted Reagan-Bush ties to 
Noriega and the Central 
American drug trade. One 
sign read, "Reagan and Bush: 
A 'Crack' Team." 

Dr. Harry Howard, 
associate professor pf political 
science and chairperson of the 
Social Sciences division at 
MC, who was there as a 
supporter of the Republican 
party, said of the protestors' 
presence, "I don't think that 
it is hurting the rally. I 
think that, if anything, it is 
making the folks here more 
unified." 

Koella was obviously 
troubled by their presence. 
lie accosted several of the 
protestors, telling them that 
they had no right to be there . 

But according to Donnie 
Douglas of the Maryville 
Police Department, "As long 
as they are just walking 
around and not causing any 
trouble they have the right to 
do that." 

When Koella was 
asked for an official 



see Rally p. 3 



Programming 
slates fall activities 



by Lynn Smith 



"Let's all 
work together and do things 
right. I want to reach out to 
the students and give them 
what they want," said the 
new head of Student 
Programming, Sherrie 

O'Brien. 

Among the major 
activities planned this year are 
movie nights, dances, a 
hayride, campus-wide Lazer 
Tag, and aWin, Lose, or 
Draw tournament. Student 
Programming has also been 
working on special events that 
will take place during the 
Christmas season . 

According to 

O'Brien, Student 

Programming's goal is to have 
three dances a month so 
students will have something 
to do on campus during the 
weekends. The dances are not 
just going to be held by 
Student Programming but will 
also be in cooperation with 
other organizations. 



The college's sound 
system can provide music for 
the dances. If students can 
recommend bands to O'Brien, 
she will try to get them 
scheduled. "The more music 
on campus, the better," 
O'Brien said. 

A special music event 
is going to take place October 
9, when about 200 alumni 
will gather on campus to 
perform as the alumni choir. 
This is one way O'Brien wants 
to meet her objective to bring 
back old traditions and see the 
current students start new 
traditions. 

A hayride is 

scheduled for October 15. 
The ride will leave for Cades 
Cove at 7:00 p.m., and there 
will be activities for students 
once they arrive. 

O'Brien saw that a lot 
of students were playing 
Lazer Tag on campus, so a 
campus- wide Laser Tag game 
was planned for October 6. 

see Program p. 8 




Royce DeVault was among the protestors struck by the car driven by Roy H. Bass, 
Jr., at Westown Theater, September 23. Devault was among the protestors against 
The Last Temptation of Christ {see related story, p.4). 



Student Senate plans election-year 
events, names cabinet at meeting 



by Lissa McLeod 



The Student 
Senate held its first meeting 
on September 29 at 12:30 
p.m. in the CCM. Topics of 
business included election and 
nomination of personnel and 
discussion of upcoming events 
related to the presidential 
election . 

The All-College 

Council (ACC) is a body of 
faculty, staff, and students 
co-chaired by President 
Richard Ferrin and Student 
Senate President Jon Allison. 
Selections for the ACC were 
Chris Varner (freshman), 
Lynn Burgin (sophomore) , 
Kevin Lynch (junior), 
Jennifer Greenwalt (senior), 
and Sabine Hutchinson 
(member-at-large) . These 

senators will serve as 
representatives for the student 
body in the ACC decisions . 

A vice-president for 
Student Senate was selected. 



Duties for the vice-president, 
Jennifer Greenwalt, will 
include taking over for the 
president if he steps down or 
is removed from office, is 
unable to be present at 
meetings, or desires to step 
out of position and speak on 
the floor of the senate . 

Allison presented his 
selection for the two cabinet 
positions of secretary and 
parliamentarian . His 

nomination for treasurer will 
be forthcoming . 

Chosen for secretary 
is Kristi Self. Self is a senior 
and a veteran student senator 
who has displayed leadership 
to the senate in the past. 
Parliamentarian is Floyd 
Dingman . Dingman's 

experience with model United 
Nations delegations gives him 
experience for the position, 
Allison feels. 

Events discussed for 
the month of October include 
a voter registration drive and 
a viewing and discussion of 



the second presidential 
candidate's debate. 

The voter registration 
drive, done in conjunction 
with the Peace Education 
Task Force, was held from 11 

a.m. to 1 p.m. outside 
Fayerweather Hall on October 
3-5 . Also planned are evening 
assaults on the dorms in an 
attempt to get students 
quickly and painlessly 
registered to vote on 
November 8, 1988. 

In an effort to make 
students aware of the 
presidential race, the Student 
Senate is also planning a 
viewing of the second 
presidential candidate debate 
on either October 13 or 14 
and a panel discussion 
following . Various members 
of the faculty are being asked 
to serve on this panel . 

Thursday's meeting 

see Senate p. 3 



Prof. Powell 
profiled, p. 3 



Last Temptation 

opens in Knoxville 

p.4 



2 -Friday, October 7 , 1988 



COMMENTARY 




Right to protest 
misunderstood 

"Protest:, .n. a formal declaration of disapproval." It 
sounds tame enough. Why, then, does the word generate such 
powerful emotions? 

The term commonly means not only a "formal 
declaration of disapproval," but a vocal and even physical one as 
well . It evokes bad memories of 60's campuses or worse images of 
evening news scenes, complete with riot gear and tear gas. 

But "protest" and "riot" are not interchangeable terms, 
although the former occasionally degenerates into the latter. In 
fact, protesting, in an organized, non-violent manner, is 
protected by our First Amendment right to assembly. 

Protesting has been a big national and local issue over 
the past few months, with the publicity given to fundamentalists 
opposing the release offlie Last Temptation of Christ. Knoxville's 
Westown Theater got a heaping dose of protesting and of rioting, 
the uglier, younger sibling of protesting (see related story). 

Even closer to home, a group of MC students protested 
the policies of the Reagan-Bush administration at a"Bush for 
President Rally" in Maryville's Greenbelt Park on September 26. 
Political ideologies were also the issue for a group of Dukakis 
supporters who protested at Republican vice-presidential candidate 
Dan Quayle's speech in Knoxville on September 19. 

In all of the cases, the protests got out of hand, due to 
the protestors, those protested against, or both. 

At the Quayle rally, the protestors displayed immaturity 
by such acts as blowing foghorns during his speech. Their right to 
express their political disapproval of Quayle did not cancel out his 
right to speak. (He, however, failed to capitalize on this right by 
reciting political barbs instead of focusing on valid political issues.) 

Another group of protestors stirred more aggressive 
reactions among their listeners than did the anti-Quayle 
supporters. The MC students and faculty, including Dr. Elizabeth 
Perez-Reilly and several members of the Peace Education Task 
Force, protested the Republican administration's policies, 
especially those dealing with Latin America. 

The protestors behaved with decorum, as did most of 
the Bush supporters at the rally. But the small group who 
overreacted to the protestors cast a bad light on the whole 
gathering. This group, led by State Senator Carl Koella, derided 
the protestors, launching insults and profanity at them. They even 
verbally assaulted the£c/io's assistant editor, who was covering the 
rally. 

Such behavior was inexcusable from "adult" men, and 
especially so from a state lawmaker. Are Senator Koella and his 
supporters so very frightened of opinions differing from their own? 
Protesting, if done peaceably, is a valid method of expressing 
viewpoints; apparently, these men at the rally didn't see it that 
way. 

A third set of protests — the biggest and most publicized 
— was, of course, directed at Westown Theater's showing oiThe 
Last Temptation. Although most of the protestors exercised their 
right to assembly decorously, some overstepped the bounds of 
organized protesting, shouting at moviegoers and, in some cases, 
even blocking the theatre doors. The anti-protestors sometimes 
matched this behavior. After a raucous Friday night, Westown 
security had to enclose part of the parking lot, both to contain and 
to protect the protestors . 

Protesting to express one's political or moral opinions is a 
much-abused and often misunderstood right. Both bad behavior 
and bad stereotypes need to end, so that protesting can safely and 
beneficially continue. 





Change worry's 'what if 
to anticipation's 'if then' 



by Robert J. Kriegel , Ph .D . 

(CPS) - Worrying is 
the negative national pastime. 
Everybody does it, and very 
few find that it is a positive 
experience . 

You don't think 
clearly or perform well when 
you worry. Your main focus 
is the worry, the fear of 
"what might happen if...," 
which overwhelms you, 
makes you feel depressed, 
reduces your energy, and 
prevents you from getting 
your work done. 

College students are 
big worriers. That worry 
leads to stress, and college 
students are very big on 
stress. In fact, the Nuprin 
Pain Report, the first 
national study on pain in 
America, documented that 
more people aged 18 to 24 are 
likely to suffer stress and pain 
than any older age group. 



Most of what we 
worry about is out of our 
control. You can't control 
other people's responses, a 
grade a professor will give 
you, whether someone will 
agree with you, what they 
think of you, how the 
weather or the traffic will be, 
what your roommate will do, 
how you will get enough 
money, how you look, or 
what the future will hold. 
The more we worry about 
things we can't control, the 
worse everything gets. 

Remember this rule 
of thumb: you can't control 
other people or external 
situations. But you can 
control how well you prepare 
for and prepare for and 
respond to them. In other 
words, you control your 
information, attitude, and 
actions. 

Worrying is 

manifested in two words: 



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Students share thrill 
of Discovery shuttle 

launch, Sept. 15 



To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C . Worth , Box 2595 . 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 6 p.m.- on Sundays preceding printing dates . 
Material may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on 
the second floor of Payer weather . The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Maryvi He-Alcoa Daily Times. 



Editor, Highland Echo: 

I just wanted to share 
a moment of pride with you. 
This moment occurred at 
Issac's Snack Bar when silence 
stole across the room, all eyes 
directed toward the TV and 
breaths were held in 
anticipation of the shuttle 
launch. 

It seemed a thousand 
unvoiced fears and questions 
hovered in the air the brief 
moments before the take-off. 
And when it successfully 
launched, the tension was 



still there, everyone waiting, 
counting, and praying history 
would not repeat itself in 
tragedy . 

And finally, after 
almost three minutes elapsed, 
a loud cheer and applause 
split the silence. America is 
in space again . 

It was a special bond 
we strangers shared... the 
pride of the American spirit. 
It was my good fortune to be 
present . 

Jana Dalton 



"what if." "What if they say 
no," "what if I don't get the 
money," "what if the 
professor assigns . . . . " The 
key to beating the worries is 
to change the "what ifs" to 
"if. ..then's": "If they say no, 
then I will...," "If I don't get 
the money, then I will. ..." 

Always change the 
worry to anticipation . 
Concentrating your energy on 
what you can change, rather 
than dwelling on things you 
can't control, increases your 
confidence and prepares you 
for any situation . 

President John F. 
Kennedy used this strategy. 
Before his press conferences 
Kennedy and his aides 
anticipated any possible 
question or situation that 
could arise and developed 
answers for them. Whether a 
reporter asked about the 
Vietnam War, the economy, 
or civil rights, Kennedy was 
prepared. 

Likewise, in a job 
interview, instead of 

worrying whether the 
potential employer will ask 
about your grades, anticipate 
that he or she will. Then 
mentally list wins, 

accomplishments, and 

qualifications that your course 
grades might not reflect . 

Get into the habit of 
anticipating any pressure 
situation, whether it's an 
exam, an interview, a date, 
or a tennis serve. Make a 
"worry list," then change 
each worry ("what if) to an 
anticipation ("if . . . then") . 
Leaving your worries behind 
by focusing on what you can 
control enables you to 
concentrate your energy and 
perform at peak levels . 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, October 7 , 1988 - 3 



Powell joins 
English faculty 



by Bill Householder 

He rarely 

wears a watch, he knows 
offhand the origin of the 
word "quaalude," and he's one 
of the new faces in MC 
classrooms this fall . 

David Powell is a 
1967 graduate of Maryville 
College, so coming back to 
teach here is like a sort of 
homecoming. Originally from 
Philadelphia, he came to 
Tennessee around 1965 and 
entered MC. He liked MC 
and East Tennessee so much 
that he decided to stay here . 

After graduation , 
Powell, who had majored in 
biology before switching to 
English in his junior year, 
taught high school biology 
and chemistry right outside of 
Camden, New Jersey. After 
graduate school he taught at 
MCfrom 1975 until 1977. 

He taught at UT for 
15 years, during which time 
he won an award for Most 
Outstanding Instructor of the 
year. 

Powell has had two 
books of poetry published, My 
Watermelon Man in 1970 
andStrawberries in 1977. In 
1966, he became the first 
student to write a novel for 



his independent study; under 
the supervision of Dr. Edwin 
Hunter, Powell creztcdC holly 
and Other Stories. All three 
of these books are available in 
the library . 

When he first worked 
at MC, Jewell helped one of 
his former students, Jane 
Richardson, former dean of 
students and current 

coordinator of special events, 
find a job on campus. Then 
in the summer of 1987, he 
came by to visit her and was 
offered a job to teach here 
again. 

"It was a nice little 
coincidence," Powell said of 
Richardson's transition from 
being in his class to being the 
person who brings him back 
to MC. 'The fact that I 
wound up at Maryville 
College, where I started, I 
could never have 

anticipated," he added. 

Currently, Powell 
teaches four English classes: 
two units of English 104, 
English 311 (History of the 
English Language), and 
English 333 (17th-century 
poetry). When asked which 
was his favorite class, Powell 

see Powell p . 4 




David Powell, new adjunct professor of English, knows what it's like on both sides 
of MC classrooms (he was a student >»•*• In the 1960s). 



Cost of college education 
keeps rising : College Board 



'We don't want to grow up' 

(CPS) -- There should be plenty of career choices available to 
ambitious teens, a survey by TDK Electronics Corporation 
discovered , since there are so many unambitious ones . 

A survey of 1,900 teenagers revealed that 16 percent want 
to be doctors when they grow up. Thirteen percent reported they 
wani to be lawyers . 

But a whopping 63 percent said, "I don't want to grow 
up.* __ 



Rally from p. 1 



statement, he said, "I have a 
very distaste Isicl of this 
trash," referring to the 
protestors. 

Dr. Elizabeth Perez- 
Reilly, associate professor of 
Spanish, was one of the 
protestors. She said of this 
treatment, a I think they're 
[the Republicans! being rude. 
We are here protesting 
peacefully, and have had 
people making animal noises 
and just generally being 
rude." 

Julie Marshall , an 
'88 graduate of MC, said, a A 
few people were abusive." 

On the other hand, 
Peggy Lambert, who was 
there to attend the rally, 
said, "I think they [the 
protestors] are infringing on 
my right to assemble. The 
noise level interfered with me 
trying to listen . " 



Senate from p. i 

marked the beginning of what 
appears to be an active year 
for the Student Senate. All 
meetings are open, and 
students are encouraged to 
attend. They happen on the 
second and fourth Thursdays 
of each month in the CCM at 
12:30 p.m. Bills may be 
written by any student, but 
they must be sponsored and 
presented by a senator . 

This year's Student 
Senators are: freshman class — 
Rees Cramer and Chris 
Varner, sophomores — Lynn 
Burgin and Mike Moore; 
junior class — Davey Reed 
and Jan tomlin; senior class — 
Aelfred Chiverton and Lissa 
McLeod; commuters 
Jennifer Greenawalt and 
Sabine Hutchison; Copeland 
Hall — Kevin Lynch; Davis 
Hall: Becky Shakelford; 
Gamble Hall: Jay Malone; 
Lloyd Hall: Heidi Hoffecker. 



by Michael O'Keefe 

(CPS) — The price students 
pay to attend college has 
increased faster than the 
general inflation rate for the 
eighth year in a row, 
according to the College 
Board; many students say they 
will have to scramble to find 
the money . 

"My parents pay for 
my tuition," University of 
Virginia senior Susie Bruce 
said; "My mom is a nurse, 
rmd she's working extra shifts 
until I graduate to pay for my 
tuition." 

"I know it's going to 
hurt me," said University of 
Illinois junior David Dunphy, 
whose tuition rose $306, from 
$2,092 to $2,398. "I'll be 
able to make it. A lot of my 
friends won't. I'll work in a 
record store or McDonalds." 
He added, "I worked 20 hours 
a week last year. I don't know 
how I'll be able to work more, 
but you do what you can to 
make up the difference . " 

The average student 
will pay seven percent more 
for tuition and fees this 
academic year, the College 
Board found in its annual 
tuition report released in mid- 
August. Inflation, as 
measured by consumer prices, 
was four percent since fall 
1987. 

Prices for the average 
public four-year school 
increased an average of four 
percent, to $1,483. At 



private four-year schools, 
tuition and fees shot up an 
average of nine percent, to 
$6,457. The average increases 
for two-year schools were five 
percent for public schools and 
nine percent for private 
institutions. 

The good news , 
noted Bob Aaron of the 
National Association of State 
Universities and Land-Grant 
Colleges, is that such jumps 
are smaller than the double- 
digit increases of the early 
19S0s. He said, "The trend is 
a decrease in the increase . " 

Whatever the trend, 
it hasn't kept students out of 
class. While official numbers 
are not out yet, ma* 
campuses received record 
numbers of applications for 
fall term, indicating that 
Americans are willing to pay 
more for college. 

"People want to get a 
college degree and will pay 
whatever it takes to get it." 
said Bruce Carnes, deputy 
undersecretary of education, 
who believes colleges are 
charging more because they 
know that their consumers — 
students — can simply turn 
around and borrow more from 
the federal government . 
"Under those circumstances, 
there are no constraints [on 
pricel," he said. 

University of 

Rochester researchers , for 
example , determined that 
lowering tuition doesn't 
necessarily draw more 



students to campus. 'There 
was no evidence that tuition 
drop would improve market 
position , research consultant 
Beverly Joyce said . 

'The public doesn't 
view shopping around for 
college like [shopping] for 
other consumer items," said 
Rochester Vice-president Jim 
Scannell . "They're looking 
for quality, and they're not 
willing to trade that off." 

"Investing in a 
college education for oneself 
and one's children may well 
be the second largest 
consumer purchase , second 
only to buying a house," said 
Kathleen Brouder of the 
College Board . 

Despite the trend , 
some schools didn't raise their 
prices, and some even 
reduced them. New York's 
Sullivan County Community 

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ENTERTAINMENT 






Protests erupt at 
film's opening 



by Jim Rice 

Protests and counter- 
protests marred the opening 
of The Last Temptation of 
Christ, September 23, at 
Knoxville's Westown Theater. 
Most of the protests were 
nonconfrontational , but there 
were a few arguments. 

Most of the 

protestors were against the 
showing of the picture, with 
only a tew people opposing 
the "censorship" that the 
protestors supported. 

One protestor, John 
Stone, said, "I have no 
objections to people seeing the 
movie, but I do disagree with 
the distortions of the 
Scripture." 

Other protestors were 
not as forgiving. One 

minister said that seeing the 
movie would condemn the 
viewers to Hell. Another 
protestor echoed these 
sentiments, saying, "if God is 
in you, then you would not 
blaspheme Him by seeing this 
movie. 1 ' 

The counter- 

protestors were outnumbered 
approximately ten to one, 
they were extremely vocal. 



One fellow, who identified 
himself only as "Beelzebub," 
paraded around in a red satin 
costume while playing hard 
rock on his car stereo. 
Another, Jessamy Thomison, 
said that the protests were "A 
circus; If it [the movie! I had 
not had ail the free publicity, 
it would have bombed out in 
two weeks." 

Another. Arun 

Rattan, a recently 

nationalized citizen, said that 
protestors had no right to tell 
him not to see the movie, 
because they had no right to 
try to influence him, as an 
individual. "After all, isn't 
that what America is about'.'" 
he asked one of the 
protestors. 

During the protests, 
a man drove through the 
croud, injuring protestors 

and sending three to the 
hospital. Two were taken to 
University of Tennessee 
Hospital: they were Judith 
Taylor and Royce DeVault. 

Contradictory reports 
of the incident came from the 
protestors. Allegedly the 

driver, Rov II. Bass. Jr. , 

see Protests p. 5 




Knoxville high school students Arun Rattan and Lora Dole demons 
protestors who oppposed the showing of The 1 Aist Temptation of Christ 



September 



trated agai 
at Westown 



nst the 
Theater, 



Last Temptation 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

At the heart 
of the hubbub surrounding77ie 
Last Temptation of Christ is a 
movie — a movie whose 
cinematic strengths and 
weaknesses are usually 
overlooked in favor of heated 
debate, pro and con, often by 
people who haven't even 
bothered to see the movie . 

And that's a shame, 
primarily because it's always 
damaging to individual 
dignity when people 

dogmatically accept someone's 
judgement out of hand. It's 
also an unfortunate situation 
because The Last Temptation is 
a movie worth seeing . 

The Last Temptation 
is essentially a movie of 
"moments" — powerful, 
moving segments linked by 
weaker segues. Those strong 
moments redeem the 
otherwise weak movie , 
spiritually and emotionally. 

After an initial bout 
with overacting Willem Dafoe 
portrays Jesus as a 
sympathetic protagonist of 
powerful and often conflicting 
emotions. Although Dafoe's 
Jesus lacks the charisma that 



the historical Jesus must have 
possessed, the character is 
usually convincing, as when 
he berates the villagers for 
stoning Magdalene when they 
themselves are not free of sin. 
After decades of movie 
Christs who glow self- 
righteously with the inner 
light of retail-store paintings, 
Dafoe's portrayal is a welcome 
change . 

see Review p. 6 




Protestors admonish moviegoers to boycott The Last Temptation of Christ , showing at 
Knoxville's Westown Theater. 



Powell from p. 3 

said , "I don't have a 
favorite, because equal with 
that [17th-century poetryl is 
the linguistics class. They're 
two different types of classes 

altogether the students are 

so good, the attendance is so 
good, and these things are so 
unusual compared to UT, 
where attendance is slack, 
where the students don't 
particularly do their 

homework and so forth." 

"I can't say I have a 
favorite . . . we're having a ball 
in both of them," he 
concluded . 



His goal for the 
future is to live more and 
more in the present: "... A 
goal to me is rarely something 
far off; a goal to me is to live 
fully right now, so my goals 
are always for the present. To 
live with more awareness, to 
be more loving, to be more 
attentive to what people say, 
and to enjoy what's right 
here, because I don't know 
anything else." 

'The future is 
nebulous, in fact non- 
existent. The past is the past; 
there's nothing that can be 
done . In other words, I try 
to be more complete and 
whole in everything I do, so 
my goal is always for the 



present," he said. 

Of Powell, Craig 
Canevit, a junior enrolled in 
both History of the English 
Language and 17th-century 
Poetry, said, "I think he's 
probably the most well- 
received change that the 
campus has seen. Every other 
thing has had its good sides 
and its bad sides. I've only 
heard one half-negative 
comment about Mr. Powell. 
Someone didn't like the way 
that he cursed a little bit, but 
I think everyone else likes 
that type of frankness." 

Canevit added, "It's 
the one class that I've had that 
I've looked forward to going 
[to] every single day. ...He 



knows so much, it's 
incredible. It's a whole body 
of knowledge, not just 
English literature. . .and he 
tie it together so well . I think 
he should be made a full 
professor at Maryville 
College . " 

Arthur Bushing, 

chair of the Department of 
Languages and Literature, 
said that Powell "... is very 
knowledgeable, very 

thorough, very conscientious. 
He is just a fellow with a 
tremendous amount of 
imagination , tremendous 

amount of ability, and I think 
he is a valuable addition, at 
this point, to our 

department." 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, October 7 , 19S8 - 5 




Big names give Sci- Fi larger 
share of publishing market 



1'r.e best sub of them al.ll The fourth floor of Gamble Hall 
earned up to win the "Sub Building Contest, ' sponsored by 
pdent Programming, September 23. 



azz's one-man band 
lays Simple Pleasures 



I'Bill Householder 

Bobby McFerrin is 

unique talent, a jazz singer 

|ho doesn't always sing and a 

lusician who uses no other 

tstruments than his voice . 

After several years 
jf making hisFascinating 
fythm solely for the jazz 
immunity , Mcferrin now 
Hers the pop mainstream, so 
has good reason to follow 
fs hit song's motto: "Don't 
forry, Be Happy". 

Simple Pleasures is 
^cFerrin's fourth album, and 
is a departure from his 
[evious albums in that it 
fntains less jazz and more 
lassie rock. He covers such 
fcssic tunes as Cream's 
funshine of Your Love," 
to Young Rascals' "Good 
win'," and The Beatles, 

MveMyCar.* 

McFerrin's music is 
[OPy and upbeat. This 
wracteristic is, of course, 
lost evident in his number 
p chart-buster "Don't 
[orry, Be Happy." Other 
fgs, such as the title track 
M "Come to Me," are 
pally upbeat. 

Also, unlike his 
fter albums, Simple 



Pleasures is not live, which 
somewhat takes away from 
the improvisational 

spontaneity of his music and 
his "have fun" attitude toward 
performing . The studio 
venue, however, does show 
what a vocal vi-tuoso he is, 
which is extremely evident in 
the "guitar solo" in "Sunshine 
of Your Love" . 

All of the tracks on 
the album are excellent. 

Of the tracks 
McFerrin himself wrote, 
"Don't Worry, Be Happy," 
"Come to Me," and "Drive" 
are the best . 

Incidentally , "Drive" 
is the same song he performed 
for his first Levi's 501 Blues 
TV commercial, and "Don't 
Worry, Be Happy" is the 
firsUz cappella song to be 
number one onBillboard's Top 
40. 

I was disappointed 
with "Drive My Car," 
considering the way McFerrin 
covered other Beatle classics 
like "Blackbird" and "From 
Me to You" with such an 
attention to their original 
form, but, nevertheless, in 
McFerrin's hands it is well 
done, if widely divergent 
from the original . 



from Bridge Publications 

In the elevcn- 
billion-dollar a year American 
book publishing industry, 
speculative fiction has come 
of age . 

Science fiction , and 
its sister genres, fantasy and 
horror, now attract millions 
of readers each year. These 
three types of fiction — 
encompassed by the term 
"speculative fiction" « have 
grown to form a significant 
part of the publishing 
industry, led by big-name 
authors, such as Stephen 
King, L. Ron Hubbard, 
Robert A. Heinleiri, Arthur 
C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov . 

The trend over the 
past ten years, if measured by 
total sales volume alone, is 
one of overall growth. In 
19S4, a Gallup poll survey 
found that speculative fiction 
titles accounted for a full 10 
percent of the total fiction 
books purchased in America, 
with significant headway 
being made on national 
bestseller lists beginning in 
1982. 

"We now have a 
generation of adult readers 
who were raised onStar Trek 
andStar Wars and for whom 
it is nothing unusual to pick 
up a science fiction book once 
in a while," Toni Weiskopf, 
assistant editor of science 
fiction and fantasy books at 
Baen Books, said. "A lot 

Protests from p. 4 

drove in front of the theater 
to turn around. The crowd 
surrounded the car, and Bass 
panicked while trying to 
leave. Reports from others in 
the crowd, however, said that 
Bass drove through, blowing 
his horn, and then decided to 
charge through again. Upon 
arrest, Bass was found to have 
a blood-alcohol level of .13 
percent. The blood-alcohol 
level for being legally drunk 
is .10 percent. 

As the evening 
progressed, the protestors 
became more vocal, sporting 
a bullhorn and preaching to 
the crowds. One evangelist 



more people include 

speculative fiction in the 
types of books thev like to 
read." 



In 
that 

in 
14 



books 

copies 

1987, 

fiction, 

Publishers 

round-up. 



fact, of the 52 
sold over 100,000 
hardcover during 
were speculative 
according to 

Weekly best sellers 
Five years ago, 
there were only five 
speculative fiction novels that 
broke the 100,000 sales 
mark. Prior to that it was 
almost unheard-of. 

"There is no question 
that much of the increase in 
the overall sales statistics of 
speculative fiction is heavily 
influenced by the sales of a 
vv big best-selling authors," 
Scott Welch, senior vice- 
president of Bridge 
Publications, said. 

Welch added, "As 
occurred shortly after World 
War II, with Hubbard and 
Heinlein being among the first 
speculative fiction writers to 
be published in hardcover, 
big names make a big 
difference. The occasional 
speculative fiction reader, 
someone who perhaps only 
read three or four titles each 
year, usually turns to the 
names he or she has heard of — 
Hubbard, Heinlein, King, 
Asimov, or Clarke." 

Peter Heck, editor of 
Waldenbooks' science fiction 
magazine , Xignals , agreed . 
Citing the appeal to a broader 

went so far as to say that tlu 
counter-protestors were going 
to Hell for their signs, which 
read "Censorship: Made in the 
U.S.S.R." and "Hypocrites 
will be closest to the fire." 

Another protestor 
said that, while the only 
thing a person could be 
condemned to Hell for was 
rejection of Christ, seeing the 
movie was not spiritually 
healthy . One protestor 

quoted Matthew 24:24: "For 
false Christs and false 
prophets will arise. . .so as to 
mislead even the elect . " 

The protestors all 
agreed that they would stay as 
long as this "blasphemy" 
continued in Knoxville. 



audience, he said that the 
stories from the big names in 
speculative fiction "are mo r e 
dramatic and focus on 
character development and 
character interaction," which 
helps to make best sellers. 

The overall sales 
figures, however, can be 
deceptive of the broad picture 
of speculative fiction. The 
explosion of popularity does 
not necessarily mean that 
more science fiction titles are 
being published every year. 

Berkeley , for 

instance, has not expanded 
the number of titles for 
several years. And, according 
to Susan Allison, vice- 
president and editor-in-chief 
of science fiction at Berkeley, 
the company is holding to ten 
science fiction titles again in 
this years program. "It is the 
big best-selling authors who 
are selling far more copies," 
she said. 

So, a King, a 
Hubbard, or a Heinlein can 
heavily weight the overall 
sales statistics. One of their 
books counts for a lot of 
average speculative fiction 
books that may only sell 50 or 
60 thousand copies. 

The same trend, 
however, is found in most 
other genres of writing as 
well. The sure money for 
publishing companies 

typically lies in a name — the 
name of a big best-selling 
author . 



(OCR) Students watch less TV than other adults, according 
to a recent study. In fact, they watch only 9.3 hours per week . -- 
compared to an average of 30 hours for all viewers over 18. 
Nearly three-fourths of all students have access to a TV . 



(OCR) Video yearbooks get passing grades. Students still 
want print yearbooks, but video versions are fast becoming a 
popular keepsake — prompting some video firms to expand their 
business nationwide. After several years of local sales, Video 
Yearbook Inc. of Dallas and YearLook Enterprises Inc. of 
Durham, N.C. , have begun scouring the country for clients. 




Art F) 



the Valley 

An exhibition 

featuring works 

from area collections 



The Knoxville 

Museum of Art 

at the Candy Factory 

1010 Laurel Avenue 

Knoxville, Tennessee 



Due to constitution. 

funking is arailahle 

only in lot at vmii* <>f 

Cumberland Amine and 

1 1th Street 



6 -Friday, October 7 , 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



DOE trains grad 



by J ana Dalton 

If youve 

dared to consider the "great 
beyond" — beyond MC, that 
is — the Career Planning and 
Placement (CPP) office 
encourages you to know that 
the careers are out there. 
Finding them just takes 
energy and commitment . 

So says Lisa Harvey 
Linginfelter, who is now one 
of an 11 -member group to 
participate in the Department 
of Energy's (DOE) 

"Management Internship 

Development Program" 

(MIDP) . 

The theory behind 
this DOE program is "to 
develop management for the 
future," so they have 
organized a five-year 

internship plan to train 
tomorrow's management 

forces . 

Linginfelter, a 
1988 MC graduate with a 
double major in English and 
math, was chosen from 
among 120 applicants. She 
has been assigned to her first- 
year DOE headquarters in the 
Environment, Safety, and 
Health Division. Her next 
year will be spent in one of 
the various operations offices 
which implement the policies 
and directives issued by the 
DOE. 

In the third year of 
the internship, Linginfelter 
will be "hired" by a specific 
office to continue generalized 
training. And the fourth and 
fifth years will involve 
specialized training or 
graduate school, with DOE 
picking up the tab. 

The advantage of the 
internship, Linginfelter 

explained, is not solely 
extensive opportunities for 
higher education, but the 
advanced status achieved at 
the end of the five years. 
Normally a DOE employee 
simply accumulates 

experience. Linginfelter and 
the other interns will be 
categorized under "special 
♦raining" which includes an 
overview of DOE and its 
department. This training is 
very favorable for any 
management-related position . 

The first step towards 
Linginfelter's internship 

began at the CPP. Jean 
Jones, CPP director, advised 



Linginfelter to contact alumni 
at DOE's Oak Ridge office. 
Linginfelter, along with Julie 
Dodd Ramsey, another 1988 
grad, applied for a budget- 
analysis position . 

Later, both were 
nominated for the MIDP, but 
Ramsey accepted the budget- 
analysis position and is 
currently employed at Oak 
Ridge. Linginfelter the MIDP 
accepted and began her 
orientation in August. 

When asked about 
her feelings toward DOE, 
whose primary functions are 
construction of nuclear 
weapons and development of 
safer, more efficient, and 
more economic energy for the 
future, Linginfelter said 
"When you think 'nuclear,' 
you only think of weapons — 
but there's more." She 
explained that the potential 
for nuclear energy is great, 
considering that a piece of 
uranium the size of pencil 
eraser is equal in energy 
potential to three tons of 
coal. 

DOE is involved in 
such projects as researching 
fossil fuel and strategic 
petroleum reserves, storing 
nuclear wastes , and 

maintaining safety standards 
at nuclear plants. 

DOE is also part of the 
international issue of "Global 
Warming . ■ Linginfelter said 
that DOE provided "the 
opportunity to do something 
beneficial for the country and 
the world." 

She is understandably 
enthusiastic about her 
prospects with DOE, but she 
emphasized the potential for 
other MC graduates. She was 
the only intern selected from 
a small college and believes 
that other MC grads "have 
what DOE is looking for." 

She encourages those 
who appreciate intellectual 
curiosity, commitment, 

mobility, and dedication to 
contact her through the CPP 

office. The DOE will be 
recruiting next year and 
Linginfelter will possibly be 
their representative here . 

She stressed that a 
variety of majors are 
acceptable for MIDP 

especially, engineering and 
science majors. She said, 
"DOE is so diverse, it's good 
for anyone . " 



Poetry contest announced 

Cameron Publishing Company announces a new poetry contest 
open to all . $ 1 , 500 First Prize plus other prizes . For contest rules , 
send self-addressed stamped envelope to: Cameron Publishing 
Company, 1109 S. Plaza Way #422, Flagstaff, Az 86001. The 
contest entry deadline is November 10, 1988. 
































Jim Rice 




A few 


tables 


empty 


as 


the 


lunch 


hour 


in 


the 


dining 


hall 


wi 


nds 


down. Mealtimes 


, are 


more 


hectic 


this year, 


with 


an enrollment 


increase i 


of over 


20 


percent. 



AIDS hasn't changed college 
students' sexual habits 



(CPS) — More evidence 
emerged last week that 
indicates that the AIDS scare 
has not markedly changed 
students' sexual habits. 

More than 700,000 
men aged 18 to 29 have had 
at least 10 sexual partners 
during the last year, a Center 
for Disease Control (CDO 
study found, putting them at 
"considerable risk" of getting 
AIDS or other sexually 
transmitted diseases . 

AIDS, a virus which 
fatally destroys the body's 
immune system, is spread by 
contaminated blood products, 
sharing hypodermic needles 
with infected people, or by 
having sex with someone who 
is carrying the virus . 

There have been 
about 70,000 reported AIDS 
cases in the United States. 

The disease's spread, 
of course, provoked a wave of 
efforts - ranging from 
government pamphlets sent to 
every American home to the 

Review from p . 4 

In fact, the entire 
movie ^- its scenery, 
costumes, and casting — is a 
break with the cinematic 
tradition set by the early 
deMille Bible epics. These 
apostles are men who worked 
hard in a harsh land, men to 
whom a faith in peace did not 
come easily. The shepherd 
Nathaniel , the weather- 
beaten and dignified Peter, 
the violent zealot Saul (later 
Paul), and Jesus himself have 
all known physical hardship 



installation of condom 
vending machines in campus 
washrooms — to persuade 
citizens to adopt "safe sex" 
practices . 

The result of the 
efforts seem mixed. Some 
reports indicate students — a 
relatively promiscuous sector 
of the population — have 
changed their sexual habits, 
while others indicate they 
haven't . 

A University of 
Wisconsin study conducted 
last year indicated that half 
the students at the Madison 
campus had changed their 
sexual behavior. A March 
poll conducted by the 
Michigan State University 
campus paper, thcState News , 
revealed the AIDS threat had 
moved almost three quarters 
of the students there to make 
some changes in their sexual 
activities . 

But University of 
Texas researcher Dr. Scott 
Spear reported that students 

and spiritual drought, so their 
ultimate acceptance of 
Christianity is more inspiring 
than the conversion of a 
group of well-heeled Biblical 
"yuppies." 

This image is one 
that director Martin Scorsese 
consciously crafted, seeking 
to depict New Testament 
events as they might have 
happened to real men and 
women, so as to make them 
more meaningful for today's 
real men and women . 

He succeeds in this 
goal although some 



are still contracting other 
sexually transmitted diseases, 
indicating that students aren't 
heeding efforts to practice 
safe sex. And a 1987 survey 
of college students by 
Blotnick Associates, a New 
York polling firm, revealed 
that only six percent of men 
think about AIDS before 
choosing sexual partners. 

The new CDC study, 
in fact, showed that "most 
Americans appear to be at 
relatively low risk of 
infection," Dr. William 
Darrow said in releasing the 
findings September 24 . 

'However," Darrow 
added, "a sizable percentage 
of young, never-married men 
report more than 10 sexual 
partners in the past 12 
months." 

About five percent of 
all the young men questioned 
in the CDC survey claimed 
they'd had more than 10 
partners . 



inconsistencies and cheesy 
special effects (Satan's v)ice 
booming from an 

unconvincing plume of flame' 
holdLast Temptation bad 
from technical and artistic 
perfection, it is, in its final 
impact, a stirring film. 

Especially 
noteworthy are the costumes - 
obviously well-researched and 
convincingly executed -- and 
the score by Peter Gabriel, 
with help from numerous 
Middle Eastern and African 
singers and musicians, 
including Youssou N'Dour . 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, October 7 , 1988-7 



Jloom, Bennett 
ponsor'think tank 5 



CPS) - William Bennett and 
Mian Bloom, two of higher 
ducation's most caustic 
ritics, are teaming up to put 
ieir money where their 
mouths are and teach college 
tudents the way they think it 
lould be done. 

Bennett, the 

)Utgoing U.S. Secretary of 
Education and Bloom, a 
niversity of Chicago 
professor and best-selling 
author, will establish the 
Madison Center, an education 
link-tank that will sponsor 
summer seminars in the 
nimanities and "great books" 
or a select group of 50 to 100 
ndergraduates, said Bennett 
aide John Walters. 

The seminars with 
op humanities professors 
rawn from across the 
ountry will "give students 
he kind of education Bennett 
and Bloom say they need," 
Walters said. 

Bennett has been 
engaged in an ongoing 
confrontation with the 
nation's colleges since he was 
named to the head the 
)epartment of Education 
ihree-and-a-half years ago. 



He has often accused colleges 
of watering down their 
curricula and allowing 
students to graduate without 
exposure to the classics of 
history, philosophy, or 
literature. 

Bloom's77je Closing 
of the American Mind: How 
Higher Education Has Failed 
Democracy and Impoverished 
the Souls of Today's Students 
took a similar tack. • 
book, published in 198'/, 
blasted both colleges and 
students as too self-involved 
to teach or to learn. It 
remains a campus best-seller. 

The Madison Center 
also will serve as a public 
policy forum on education 
and other issues, said 
Walters, Bennett's chief of 
staff and a onetime graduate 
of Bloom's at the University 
of Toronto. 

The seminars will last 
three to four weeks, featuring 

classes with five to ten 
professors and guest lecturers. 

They will be held at a yet 

unchosen campus, with the 

costs underwritten by the 

Madison Center, not 
students. 



The Echo staff apologizes for the lack of sports coverage in this issue. Anyone who 
wishes to write MC sports features, profiles, or commentary may contact Jennifer 
C. Worth, P.O. Box 2595. 




Cumberland offense player leaps high for the ball, October 1, but MC went on to 

win 6 - °- Rees Cramer 




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8 -Friday, October 7 , 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS p . m ^ im '•""" ' 



The members of the Maryville College Alumni Choir 
cordially invite you to their concert,^ Gift to the College and to 
the Community, on Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m. in Wilson 
Chapel . 



What: Open House 

Who: Life Enrichment Center 

For: Everyone 

When: Thursday, October 13, 1988 

Time: 6:00-8:00 P . M . 

Where: The Crawford House 

But why?: For fun, of course, but also. 



. for dessert! 



Founder's Day— October 19:MC will celebrate our 169th 
birthday at 12:10 p.m. in the Pearsons dining hall. Be present for 
some birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of our founding! 



MIDNIGHT SNACK: Isaac's is now open until midnight! If you 
need to get munchies, take a study break, watch TV, or just hang 
out, you can now do it in the campus snack bar — Isaac's — until 
"all hours." 

Also, Food Services is planning to start selling pizza in 
Isaac's soon; more news on that later. 

Tandy computers and peripherals are available at a 20 
percent discount to Maryville College students, faculty, and staff. 
For more information, contact Julia Rop at the bookstore, Leon 
Binder in Anderson 206, or Joyce Hausman at 690-0520. 

The Chilhowean needs YOU! If you were on the yearbook 
staff last year, or if you are interested in joining the staff, please 
contact Dr. Leonard Butts as soon as possible. 



"If there is something going 
on on campus and they need 

help need to organize it, we 
[Student Programming] will 
do it," she said. 

The popular game 
show, Win, Lose, or Draw 
gave Student Programming 
the idea to have a tournament 
of the drawing-charades 
game, which is tentatively 
scheduled for November . 

O'Brien and the 
Student Programming 

chairpersons, Davey Reed, 
Chuck Costello, and Ellen 
Foreman, are working on 



activities for homecoming 
weekend. A color war is 
planned to decorate the 
campus. Each dorm and 
several buildings will be 
assigned one color and the 
group that displays the most 
of that color will win . 

O'Brien said of the 
contest, "We want to get 
common colors so everyone 
can use that color and be 
creative with it. We want the 
campus to look festive . " 

A dance, pep rally, 

talent show, and a special 

video presentation are in the 

works for that weekend also. 

Student programming 



is making plans for 
Christmas season as well. Thej 
"Hanging of the Greens" and 
a Christmas-tree-lighting 

ceremony are just two of the 
things Student Programming 
has planned . 

In order to make] 
students aware of all the! 
activities on the campus, 
O'Brien says a large calendar! 
will be placed on the bulletin! 
board outside the CCM and in 
several other places on) 
campus. "We want studentsf 
to be able to see at a glance! 
that there is a lot happening! 
on the Maryville College! 
campus," O'Brien said. 



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1 Quadruped 
6 Pintail ducks 

1 1 Heel over 

12 Missive 

14 Room: abbr 

15 Vestige 

17 Pilaster 

18 Ret s counter- 
part 

20 Babylonian hero 

22 Unit ot Siamese 
currency 

23 Lampreys 
25 Finished 

27 College degree: 
abbr. 

28 Pamphlet 
30 Mexican 

shawls 

32 Fruit cake 

34 Ceremony 



35 Chinese 
laborers 
38 Uncanny 
4 1 Forenoon 
42 Nuisances 

44 Poses for 
portrait 

45 Encountered 
47 Oeclare 

49 Unit of Latvian 
currency 

50 Real estate map 
52 Trumpeter bird 

54 French article 

55 Choose 

57 Rouse to action 

59 Taut 

60 Poisonous 
shrub 

DOWN 

1 Carpenter's tool 

2 Either 

3 Soak, as flax 



The 

Crossword 

Puzzle 



4 Withered 

5 Related on 
mother's side 

6 Slim 

7 Myself 




8 Greek letter 

9 Sicilian volcano 

10 Sofa 

11 Small bottle 
13 Evaluates 
16 Containers 
19 Greek philo- 
sopher 

21 Eagle's nest 
24 Part of head 
26 Tropical fruit: pi. 
29 Attempts 
31 Danger 
33 Having made 
a will 

35 Collections 
of tents 

36 Egg dish 

37 Antlered animal 

39 Style of printing 

40 Chemical 
compound 

43 Pierces 
46 Story 
48 Large bird 
51 Playing card 
53 Doctrine 
56 Symbol for 

cesium 
58 Symbol for 

tantalum 



(OCR) Wanted: non-greeks to live in Greek houses. Several 
University of Tennessee-Knoxville fraternites rented rooms to non- 
Greeks this summer. Renter qualifications included 
trustworthiness and ability to get along with members remaining in 
town during the summer . And the advantages? The frats earned a 
little extra revenue, and the renters got a great bargain. Rent for 
the whole summer ranged $200 to $300. 

(OCR) More skirts: Women 18-24 years old bought 85 
percent more skirts in 1987 than in the previous year. Sales of 
jeans, meanwhile, went up only two percent. (Source: Campus 
Market Report , August 1988) 

(OCR) A female condom may be on the market by the end 
of 1988, if the FDA approves. The Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. is 
testing the condom in Europe and some midwest cities. It's made 
of polyurethane and is inserted in the vagina like a tampon . A ring 
at the inner end fits over the cervix like a diaphram; at the other 
end, a larger ring remains outside the vagina. In European 
studies, women reported the device is easy to use, and men said 
they preferred it to a male condom. 

(OCR) Free typing: Top University of Minnesota officais 
have learned that some men's athletic department counselors have 
typed papers for football players — a possible violation of the 
NCAA's extra-benefit rule. In response, Elayne Donahue, director 
of athletic academic counseling, has discontinued the service: "My 
office will provide a list of typists and their fees . " 



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College, for one, reduced 
tuition from- $1,510 
$1,430. The University 
Mississippi held its tuition 
$1,7S0. Eastern Arizon 
College kept its tuition 
'$500. 

A few campiij 
observers think such price) 
have hit a limit. "There's 
feeling out there among 
electorate that college cod 
are going beyond thcij 
reach," said Jennifer Aftom 
the Education Commission fa 

the States. 

Afton and othed 

believe that states, banks| 
and governments will have 
develop pre-payment tuitia 
plans, savings boa 

programs, and other ways 
keep students registering 
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increases," Carnes said. 1| 
have stated that, so far as 
can see, the price of college] 
going to go up at this raj 
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anything in the immediaj 
offing to exert very mucj 
restraint on these increases.' 

"Never once, 
anything I've seen, have tliej 
said maybe schools shoulf 
look at themselves an tightd 
op," added Robert Iosuel 
president of York College] 
York raised its tuition .( 
percent this year, well undej 
the national average . 

College officii 

argue that they need moi| 
money to replace agifl 
facilities, to increase faculj 
salaries to stop professi 
from leaving for higM 
paying jobs in priva 
industry, and to provide mo 
financial aid for low-incon 
students. 

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the money from student! 
moreover, because state aj 
federal governments genera 
have cut the amount 
money they appropriate 
colleges. 



HIGHLAND 



Vol. 74 No. 3 




Maryville College 



ECHO 

Friday, October 21, 1988 



Flames damage 
Carnegie parts 



by Audi Bristol 

A small fire 
struck parts of Carnegie Hall 
October 10, but most of the 
building remained 

undamaged. 

Two unidentified 

students, reported to Security 
that they smelled smoke 
coming from Carnegie Hall at 
1:38 a.m. 

Upon further 

inspection MC security 
officer, Ralph O'Neal 

determined that there was 
indeed a fire in the building 
and notified the fire 
department, said Andy 
McCall , head of 

maintenance. 

"The fire marshall 
said that in ten more 
minutes, it [the building] 
would have been gone," said 
Donna Davis, business 
manager . 

The fire started on 
a mattress placed in the 
middle of a hallway on the 
second floor. Nearby was a 
metal can with ashes inside, 
indicating that paper had been 
burned in it . 

Although Carnegie 
has been plagued by 
vandalism since its closing in 
1982, the fire was probably 
an accident rather than an act 
of malice. 'There is no 



evidence that this was 
intentional," Davis said. 

The main damage 
was contained to the flooring 
and ceiling between the first 
and second floors. The walls 
on the first, second, and 
third floors however, were 
also damaged, as was one 
floor joist . 

As a result of the 
fire, the number of security 
checks for Carnegie has been 
increased, and the basement 
windows will be boarded up, 
said McCall . 

The future of 
Carnegie is uncertain at this 
point. However, if the trend 
toward increased enrollment 
continues, MC will need 
more housing space . 

'Our hope is that we 
will bring it [Carnegie! back as 
a dorm for upper-classmen by 

the 1990's," said Davis. She 
then added, referring to the 
fire, "If it's not standing, we 
can't renovate it . " 

Tina Stanley's 

Inquiry class is going to do a 
service project cleaning up 
Carnegie . 

As a matter of 
safety, both McCall and 
Davis urged students to use 
positive peer pressure to 
discourage anyone from 
illegally entering the 

building. 



Americans earn more 
diplomas , degrees now 



(CPS) ~ There are more 
Americans walking around 
with high school diplomas and 
college degrees than ever 
before, the U.S. Census 
Bureau reported last week . 

It means the nation 
believes education is an 
increasingly important part of 
adulthood, observers said . 

"The entire post- 
Second World War era has 
been characterized by an 
expansion of educational 
opportunities and structures 
in the country," Census 
Bureau demographer Robert 
Kominski noted . 

Consequently, as of 
March, 1987, Kominski 
reported, more than 75 
percent of people aged 25 and 
older had completed high 
school, nearly 29 percent had 
finished at least four years of 
college. By comparison, in 



1940 only 25 percent of 
Americans aged 25 and older 
had completed high school, 
and five percent had college 
degrees . 

"In the 1960s the 
civil rights movement added 
another level of opportunity. 
And the expansion of college 
grant and aid programs in the 
'60s and '70s allowed this to 
continue," Kominski said. 

By 1987, males were 
slightly more likely to have 
finished high school than 
females, 76 percent to 75 
percent . Kominski pointed 
out that women led the high 
school graduate category as 
recently as the 1970s, and 
attributed the change to an 
increasing number of black 
men pursuing their 

educations. 

see Diplomas, p. 5 




A pile of rubble marks the site of the October 10 fire in Carnegie Hall. Only springs 



(left) remain of the mattress where the fire started. 



Jim Rice 



MC Homecoming Weekend 
to celebrate old, new 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

New 
additions and old traditions 
dot the schedule for 
Homecoming Weekend , 

October 21-22. 

This year's theme is 
"Making Connections." 

Davey Reed of the 
Homecoming Committee said 
of this theme, 'We've taken it 
and applied it to alumni — 
rot just recent graduates but 
all alumni since the 1800s." 
He added, "We've gone back 
to the origins of the college." 

The banner will 
depict people dressed in 
clothing from the nineteenth 
century to modern decades all 
standing on the Maryville 
College bridge . 

One modern way that 
the committee has interpreted 
the theme is the use of a video 
camera to film vignettes of 
campus life — some planned 
and some candid ~ which 
students and alumni can view 
in Isaac's immediately 
following Friday night's pep 



rally. 

'There should be 
some really fun stuff," said 
Reed of the video, which he, 
Martin Capetz, and Student 
Life Director Leslie Nier will 
film. 

For most students , 
the highlight of Homecoming 
Weekend is the traditional 
semi-formal dance . This 
year's dance will be held in 
the Margaret Ware Dining 
Room, Pearson Hall, from 10 
p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday 
night. Admission is five 
dollars per person . 

Dance decorations 
will focus on the theme. 
Ellen Foreman, member of 
the Homecoming Committee, 
described the dance's 

decorations as "a melding of 
different eras at MC." She 
added, "If it comes off, it is 
going to be really nice . " 

Reed revealed that a 
professional disc jockey will 
emcee the dance's music; 
music at the event is "always 
a big issue , " he said . 

Both Reed and 
Foreman said that they hoped 



to have a photographer for 
official dance portraits, but 
there are no official 
arrangements as yet . 
Foreman noted that, in any 
case, the decorations will 
include a backdrop where 
photos can be made . 

Another traditional 
feature of Homecoming, the 
parade through downtown 
Maryville, is not on the 
schedule this year. "A lot of 
people were disappointed 
about the parade; they said 
that it was our only 
connection with the 

community," Reed said. 

Hassles over 

equipment, however, have 
consistently dogged parade 
plans; "It was decided this 
summer to eliminate the 
parade," Reed said. 

Comparing the relative merits 
and problems of having a 
parade, he noted, "It's a 
tradeoff; it's a give-and- 
take." 

One tradition remains 

see Weekend p. 4 



Blood donors needed 

p. 3 



Evans breaks 
records , p . 7 



2 -Friday, October 21, 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Event reminds 
MC to connect 

The images conjured by Homecoming are varied: fall 
weather, sports, seeing family and friends, and get-togethers of all 
sorts. The occasion has been touted as an opportunity for 
fellowship and school spirit, it has also been derided as corny and 
outdated . 

The inspiration behind Homecoming is summarized in this 
year's theme, "Making Connections." As the term "Homecoming " 
implies, the connections are usually between returning alumni and 
their alma mater . We propose a broader interpretation . 

Connections of all sorts are integral to a well-rounded 
education. One learns to draw connections between abstract ideas 
and concrete examples, to relate different disciplines to each 
other. We tend to forget that we are here to accumulate a body of 
knowledge rather than discrete bits of information . 

There are other connections to be made on campus. We 
are so often reminded of the numerous friendships formed during 
the college years ~ both students and with faculty — that it has 
become a college cliche to mention this obvious condition of 
campus life. These are connections that we tend to make in the 
course of everyday activity; Homecoming is, in part, a time to 
recognize and celebrate them . 

We need not limit our perspective to an insular campus 
community, for to become well-rounded and well-educated adults, 
we must make connections beyond the college environment . 

During these transitional years, we began to redefine 
ourselves; our redefinitions must include our place in the world . By 
making connections with broader interests and issues, we approach 
this goal . 

MC students have made cooperative efforts to make these 
connections, on community, national, and international levels. 
Recently, their efforts have included the protest at the September 
26. Bush-for-President rally. These students' efforts to express 
their political viewpoints were not always welcome (see Echo , vol. 
74, no. 2), but were nonetheless a valid assertion of their rights. 

The Student Senate-sponsored voter registration drive, 
October 3-5, was a similar effort to make connections, both 
among students and between the college and the "outside world." 
Voting is an important, if understated, way to be involved in the 
political process that we learn about at MC. 

The presidential debate symposium/CIV, sponsored by the 
Student Senate, is another example. 

Although these examples have all come from politics, 
there are other types of connections: cultural, artistic, and 
spiritual. The CIV programs, the CCM, the foreign student 
program, the Peace Education Task Force, and various other 
groups on campus provide opportunities for making connections in 
any of these venues. 

Individual students, however, can seek their own options 
and, if they wish, make their own connections. 

Obviously, these efforts cannot be compressed into a 
single weekend! Homecoming is only a symbol of the connections 
that we make, consciously or unconsciously, year-round, in and 
out of college . 

Before we over- or under-sentimentalize Homecoming, we 
should reflect on its broader implications and, of course, we can 
have fun this weekend, too. 




Title game ensnares students 



by Jana Dalton 



It happened 
again. My eyebrows were 
frozen once more from the icy 
glare I received when I 
accidentally misused a 
professor's title . 

Specific names have 
been omitted to protect the 
innocent, (me!) but a 
challenge must be issued for 
someone to solve the dilemma 
of 'Who is what?' 

What 
anyway? 

Considering 
thousands of college 
and the thousands 
thousands of dollars it 
to achieve the elevating 
degree of "Dr. ," credit should 
be given where credit is due. 
Fair enough. 



is in a name 



the 
hours 

and 
takes 



Most professors do 
not write their name on the 
blackboard every day for a 
week, like the "good ole days" 
of kindergarten, and the idea 
of having "Dr." tattooed on 
the forehead is unappealing to 
most. How, then are we to 
determine correct titles? 

I truly believe, even 
in this era of non-traditional 
concepts, that the majority of 
students strive to render the 
proper respect to their elders. 
Normally, a "Mr." or "Mrs." 
would suffice. But it is 
incredibly frustrating, if not 
downright irritating, when I 
initiate a conversation only to 
be abruptly corrected with 
"That's 'Dr . ' so and so!" 

It's not as if 
alternatives haven't been 
tested. I experimented with 
first names only. Yet the 
disdainful shudders by the 
faculty member were too 



uncomfortable. The blanket 
approach of calling everyone 
"Dr." seemed a brilliant 
solution — right? Wrong! 

To my dismay, not 
all the professors at MC have 
reached this stage in their 
careers. And, for some 
strange reason, after this 
particular error I always 
apologized to the professor, 
which suggested faintly that I 
regretted they did not have 
doctorates. 

I won't even dwell on 
the complications surrounding 
female professors who force 
you to face the choice among 
"Miss," "Mrs.," "Ms.," or 
was that perhaps "Ms . Doc"? 

So a plea is directed 
to the faculty, the molders of 
men and women of academia: 
Can someone eliminate the 
fumbling and mumbling and 
explain "Who's Doc and 
Who's not?" 



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To join the Echo staff, simply contact Jennifer C . Worth, Box 2595 . 

The Highland Echo welcomes signed letters to the editor. Material 
should be in by 6 p.m. on Sundays preceding printing dates. 
Material may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on 
the second floor of Fayer weather . The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Mary vi lie-Alcoa Daily Times. 



Want ads' lingo confounds meaning 



by Dan Fox 

Like most 
interested people, I read the 
newspaper for general 
information, so as usual I 
read the Maryville/Alcoa 
Daily Times Wednesday , 
October 5. Nothing really 
caught my attention as I 
browsed through the pages, 
so for fun I started searching 
through the Classified 
section. In the "Help Wanted" 
ads, I found an assortment of 
jobs, but a few of the ads 
were a bit bizarre if taken 
literally . 



The first one that I 
read described an interesting 
position: 

"PART-TIME 
Women/men — work from 
home servicing our 

customers. Up to $6-$8 per 
hour. For local interview call 
983-8146." 

To start with, what 
are "part-time women/men?" 
The term hermaphrodite 
comes to mind . 

Now, what kind of 
service are these women/men 
to give? I believe that if we 
research the state laws, it's 
probably illegal. Also, who 



are the customers? 

After pondering one 
of life's unanswered questions 
concerning people of 

questionable gender/sex, my 
eyes caught a doctor's office 
ad: 

"PROGRESSIVE 
DOCTOR'S Office in 
Maryville seeks another 
energetic, loyal front office 
person who, enjoys a fast 
pace . Duties include 

scheduling appointments, 

billing, insurance 

see Want ads, p. 5 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, October 21, 1988-3 



Blood shortage 
Medic issues E. 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

East 
Tennessee has survived gas 
and water shortages; now the 
area faces a more life- 
threatening crisis: a blood 
shortage . 

The Knoxville Medic 
office, which serves Blount, 
and Knox, and 14 other 
counties in East Tennessee 
and Southern Kentucky, 
issued an emergency appeal 
last week for blood donors . 

"We have a need for 
all blood types, especially A- 
positive, O-positive, and O- 
negative , " said Jeannine 
McKamey, Medic 

communications coordinator . 

The seriousness of 
the shortage is evidenced by 
the fact that Medic made an 
emergency media appeal; 
"Going to the media is our 
last resort," McKamey said. 

Medic's first move in 
a shortage is to call in reserve 
donors; then they call national 
blood exchange services, 



which have contacts with 
blood banks across the 
country. Neither policy was 
enough to fulfill local need . 

The causes for the 
shortage are twofold. 
Increased demand for the 
blood supply is seasonal, since 
many people opt to have 
elective surgery in autumn to 
avoid hospitalization in 
summer or during the 
holidays. 

A secondary cause of 

the shortage is decreased 
donations; "Donations are 
down somewhat," McKamey 
said. "Lots of people have 
viruses right now," she 
added . 

In addition to regular 
office hours, Medic sponsors 
periodic blood drives; their 
next visit to Blount County 
will be a Community Drive 
November 18 at Wal-Mart, 
Foothills Plaza . 

Medic is also 
sponsoring a special drive in 
conjunction with UT's 



strikes area; 
Tenn. appeal 



football game against 
Kentucky. This "Blue-Orange 
Battle Cry for Blood" will be 
November 14 through 18; fans 
of the two universities will be 
competing to see which group 
donates more blood . 

In addition to these 
community drives, Medic 
holds an annual drive on 
campus in cooperation with a 
campus organization. "We 
usually have these drives in 
the spring, but we'd love to 
sponsor one in December," 
said Donor Resources 
Coordinator Claudia Norris . 
She urges a campus group to 
contact her about the 
possibility . 

Medic's Knoxville 
office is located downtown at 
Locust Street and Sumner 
Place. They take donations 
from 8a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on 
weekdays, from 8 to 11:30 
a.m. on Saturdays, and from 
1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 
Their pnone number is 524- 
3074. 




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Hewitt brings new smile 
to Religion/Philosophy 



by Missy Pankake 

MC has a 
new professor of religion and 
philosophy — Dr. Glen 
Hewitt. His friendly smile can 
usually be found in the CCM . 

Hewitt was born in 
Maryland and earned his 
double major of religion and 
philosophy at Wake Forrest 
University in North Carolina . 

Raised a Southern 
Baptist, Hewitt said that he 
was always interested in 
religion. He decided to add a 
major in philosophy after 
taking a required philosophy 

course . 

After college , 

Hewitt went to Alaska with a 
Southern Baptist, Peace Corp- 
like program called US-2. He 
was a campus minister in 
Anchorage for the two years 
of the program. "I loved it," 
he said, "especially Alaska." 
It was in Alaska that he met 

his wife. 

When the two years 
were over, Hewitt left Alaska 
and entered the University of 
Chicago's Divinity school. He 
earned his Ph.D., with an 
emphasis on theological 
ethics, but was not ordained a 
minister . 

Next, Hewitt went 
to Stetson University in 
Florida where he taught 
religion and philosophy for 



three years before hearing of 
the opening at MC. He came 
to MC because he liked its 
location in the mountains, its 
size, the variety of classes he 
would be teaching, and the 
students and faculty. Overall, 
"I love it" said Hewitt . 

His activities here 
include teaching classes of 
religion, theology, ethics, 
and philosophy, as well as 
coordinating activities for the 
campus ministry, since there 
is no full-time minister this 
year . 

He would like to see 
the number of philosophy and 
religion majors grow and 
more students taking the 
classes as electives. 

On a personal 
level, Hewitt likes to go 
hiking, refinish furniture, 
and work in his yard and 
garden. His idea of the 
perfect vacation would be 
"hiking in the mountains with 
good friends." 

Two of his personal 
goals are "to be the best 
teacher I can possibly be," 
and to hopefully begin 
writing a book on one of his 
favorite subjects, 

contemporary theology . 

Hewitt said to 
remember that professors "are 
really human." He wants 
students to be comfortable 
talking to him. 



4 -Friday, October 21 , 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Zap!: Lazer Tag invades MC 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



Beeps and 
sirens echo in the half- 
darkened hallways, 
punctuated by brief glints of 
red and by flashing LEDs. 
Occasionally this fall, 
Maryville College has 
resembled the set of some sci- 
fi thriller. 

The source of the 
futuristic special effects is in 
reality quite simple -- a game 
of tag. It's not just ordinary 
tag, however,; the game of 
the hour is Lazer Tag by 
Worlds of Wonder, which 
adds a hi-tech twist to the 
game that reigned on 
elementary-school 
playgrounds. 

Toy handguns, called 
"StarLytes," fire infrared 
beams at special receivers, 
called "StarSensors," which 
record "hits" and keep score. 
More elaborate equipment, 
from sensor-equipped helmets 
to rapid-fire rifles, is also 
available. 

"It's lots of fun," 
noted junior Ellen Foreman, 
third-floor resident assistant 
of Lloyd Hall. Many other 
MC students share her 
opinion, judging from the 
number of Lazer Tag players 
on campus. 

Lazer Tag has been 
on the market since 1986, but 
recent price reductions have 
reignited its popularity, 
especially among financially- 
straitened college students. A 



Weekend, from p. l 

intact: the Homecoming 
Queen contest. Students will 
vote during the week, and the 
queen will be announced at 
halftime of the football game 
on Saturday. The winner will 
be chosen from among the 
senior court: Laura Brock, 
Paige Doster, Lynn Smith, 
Connie Stinnett, and Tammy 
Taylor . 

Some Homecoming 
activities are aimed chiefly at 
visiting alumni, such as the 
meetings of the Alumni Board 
and the Alumni soccer game 
at 11 a.m. Saturday. Alumni 
will also be involved with the 
"Making Connections" video . 

Sporting events are 
another centerpiece of 
Homecoming Weekend. Most 
eyes will be focused on 
Saturday's football game 
against Hampden-Sydney at 
1:30. The team is hoping to 
follow up on last Saturday's 
20-10 defeat of the University 
of the South (Sewanee). 

The men's soccer 
team will face Oglethorpe at 
4:00 p.m. Friday. The 
women's volleyball team will 
play back-to-back games 



StarLyte and StarSensor with 
holster/belt initially cost 
about 30 dollars; area stores 
now sell the set for about 10 
dollars. 

The game's early 
popularity inspired a spinoff 
cartoon series, Lazer Tag 
Academy, set in the year 
3010, in which the main 
characters can manipulate 
their StarLytes' energy to 
mystically alter space and 
travel through time. 

The show, however, 
could not match the games 
success. Why is Lazer Tag so 
popular? 

Senior Kathy Fox, 
who has recently purchased 
her own Lazer Tag set, 
answered, "Because it's 
different. It adds a little bit 
of excitement to an otherwise 
pretty boring life . " 

Foreman said, "It's a 
great game," adding, "It's a 
great way to get rid of 
aggressions . " 

Sophomore Bill 

Householder, another fan of 
the game, pointed out that 
Lazer Tag, like other war 
games and chase games, feeds 
on a subconscious drive: "An 
instinct to hunt is in every 
person, and the 'human 
animal' is a much better 
opponent than ordinary 
prey . " 

But not everyone 
enjoys the game or enjoys 
being around while the game 
is played. Junior Andi 

Bristol , fourth-floor resident 
assistant of Copeland Hall, 

against Milligan, aT 5:00 
p.m., and Covenant, at 7:00 
p.m. Saturday, the men's 
basketball team will hold an 
intersquad scrimmage in the 
middle gym from 9:00 to 

11:00. 

Other traditional 

events will include the 

Community Barbecue from 

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 

the lawn between Thaw Hall 

and the HPER building. 

MC will also host the 
annual Harvest Crafts Fair, in 
the HPER building. The 
fair, co-sponsored by the 
Blount County Alumni 
Chapter and the Maryville 
College Women's Club, will 
earn proceeds for scholarships 
for MC students . 

Student 
Programming has added a new 
facet to the Dorm Decoration 
contest: a "Color War." 

Whereas the 

traditional contest involves 
overall decoration of the 
dorms, usually related to the 
theme, the Color War assigns 
a specific color to each "army" 
(the five dorms and the 
commuters). This color may 
be used to supplement the 
dorm decorations, but it is a 
separate competition . 



said of Lazer Tag, "It seems 
to be a way for people to 
relieve stress, but I have had 
some complaints pertaining to 
the noise that it creates." 

Bristol added, 

however, "In Copeland (one 
of the chief arenas for Lazer 
Tag play], we have set down 
some pretty strict guidelines, 
and since they've gone into 
effect, things have been more 
peaceful." 

These rules include a 
limit of 12 people playing at 
once, no yelling or running, 
and no playing during quiet 
hours (after visitation). 

Lloyd's players follow 
similar guidelines, although 
they have not been 
formalized . Foreman said 
that players are "told to keep 
it reasonable," such as 
stopping the game when quiet 
hours begin. The chief rule, 
she said, is "Respect 
everybody." 

The game's 

popularity may be decreasing, 
however. Bristol noted, "In 
the past week or so, 
enthusiasm seems to have 
dwindled . " Mid-semester 

studies may have cut down on 
students' free time, and 
decreasing temperatures put a 
damper on outdoor games. 

Bristol suggested one 
possible reason for flagging 

interest in Lazer Tag: "I guess 
the novelty is wearing off." 

Foreman , however , 
has not noticed any 
appreciable decline in the 
game's campus popularity . 




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''Louella Titwell" (Rees Cramer) gives a Jackie O-style 
wave to woo the crowd as '"she" competed in mock. 
Homecoming ' 'Queen" contest Saturday, October 15. 



Rockumentary revives 
Lennon with style 



by Bill Householder 

In the 

shadow of Albert Goldman's 
recent slam book about John 
Lennon comes a new 
documentary on the "Walrus" 
celebrating his life and music . 

Imagine John Lennon 
is a documentary that sheds 
light on the late Beatle's life, 
a life that was always under 
the microscope of the British 
and American press . 

Using over 100 
hours of interviews with 
Lennon intercut with recent 
and early interviews with 
Lennon's family and friends, 
Imagine explores the ups and 
downs of Lennon's life: from 
his stormy childhood, 
through the Beatles heyday 
and the infamous lost 
weekend, up to his tragic 
assassination on December 8, 
1980. 

For Lennon/Beatles 
fans, the film is powerful and 
beautiful, with clips from 
previous Beatles 

documentaries , newsreels , 
and home movies, as well as 
recent interviews with sons 
Julian and Sean, widow 
Yoko, and former wife 
Cynthia. 



There are many 
interesting clips showing 
Lennon as the multi-faceted 
artist that he was. He is 
shown making music, 
meeting fans, being a father, 
and, in some pretty revealing 
clips , being a lover . 

The music , 

remastered by the Beatles' 
own George Martin, was very 
well selected . Surprisingly , 
the title song was not used at 
the beginning, but at the 
end, along with the Beatles 
"In My Life." 

The editing was 
equally well done, segueing 
moments in Lennon's life with 
interviews where he would 
discuss the moments in his 
life, almost as if he were 
actually narrating the film. 
This, of course, was the 
intention of Yoko and 
producer David Wolper to 
give the film a greater sense 
of Lennon's presence . 

Imagine is one of the 
most effective of the number 
of rockumentaries over the 
years . 

Overall, Imagine 
John Lennon is a good tribute 
to the "Walrus" as well as a 
treat for his fans, young and 
old. 



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ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, October 21 , 1988-5 



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FAC displays 
women's exhibit 



Varied media characterize the FAC Gallery's October exhibit, ''Women Artists," which 
displays works by 23 local artists. Jim Rice 



by Andi Bristol 

This month , 
the FAC Gallery is featuring 
"Women Artists", a comprisal 
of works by 23 local women 
artists. 

According to to Art 
Major Shannon Jackson, 
Thelma Bianco, professor of 
Art, is responsible for this 
compilation. 

Myrtle Bartolini's use 
of geometric patterns and 
folded paper is both unique 
and fascinating. But perhaps 
the most interesting medium 
is Marilyn Turner's collage of 
magazine clippings. She used 
magazines from the 1930's 
and 1940's, cutting the 
pictures with unbelievably 
fine detail . 

Another artist using 
an interesting medium is Dot 
Galloway, who uses hand- 
made paper stretched over sea 
shells. 



Among the 

numerous, water colors in the 
exhibit, Martha Jane 

McDowell's Paul cue School is 
noteworthy. She uses various 
hues of earth colors to give it 
the look of an old-time 
photograph . 

The best use of water 
colors, however is seen in 
Margaret Scanlon's work. In 
Meadow, she uses vibrant 
colors in a floral-like design. 

In Cow Plate, she 
treats a totally different 
subject, placing a cow with 
fork and knife wounds on the 
center of a plate. Around the 
plate is written, "Yes, I was a 
vegetarian , but not 

anymore." 

Also noteworthy are 
Adeline Perry's bronze 
sculptures — especially the 
relief of her husband, John. 

"Women Artists" will 
run until the end of October. 



hrVant ads, from p. 2 

preparation, heavy 

[telephone. We offer above 
iverage benefits. Reply to 
lAnn Broyles P.O. Box 2390, 
[Knoxville , Tn. 37933." 

According to 

(Webster's dictionary, 

J'Progressive" means "I. a 
[moving or going forward. 2. 
levelopment. 3. 

advancement; improvement . " 
"an a doctor's office be 
jrogressive? In what context 
|is "loyal" used? Loyal to 
/horn or what? Possibly with 
[he fringe benefits? Fast pace? 
^ho wants to visit a fast- 
paced doctor's office? Does 
this explain "progressive?" 

And what of the 
'heavy telephone" ? How 
leavy is it? Should applicants 
snter weight-training? 

I asked about 20 
Jople to explain what a 
>rogressive doctor's office 
'as. I met with no success, 
fould you go to a progressive 
loctor's office not knowing 
'hat treatment to expect 
from the fast-paced, loyal, 
md energetic individual who 
could man-handle a heavy 
felephone, and who could 
»lso deal with the paid fringe 
befits . 

Finally , David 

[Powell , adjunct English 

professor, who may or may 

&ot be progressive, came to 

Jay assistance. According to 

his definition, a "progressive" 

doctor's office refers to the 

attitude and the kind of 

treatment offered. This 

Kans that the doctor(s) in 

Question will deal with 

something like AIDS or 

abortion. Well, I accepted 



this definition until I thought 
about the "paid fringe 
benefits." 

I read on: 

"BUSY 
PROGRESSIVE 3-man dental 
practice in Lenoir City wants 
another fun, bright, 

energetic hygienist. Will pay 
$125 a day + paid benefit pkg. 
incl. health ins. & pension. 
Send resume to: Ann B . , 
P.O. Box 23590, Knoxville 
37933." 

Based on Dr. Powell's 
definition of a "progressive 
doctor's office" how can a 
dental practice be progressive? 

Concerning the word 
"fun": what could possibly be 
fun about a dental practice? 
Let's face it, everyone smiles 
sometimes, but has anyone 
ever met a "fun, bright, 
energetic hygienist"? Probably 
the one who gets $125 a day + 
incentive . 

The definition started 
to fall apart until I read on: 

"ESTABLISHED 

PROGRESSIVE practice in 

Mary ville . An immediate 

opening for doctor's asst. , 

LPN or medical asst. desired. 

Taking histories in assisting in 

preparation, some front office 

duties. Looking for a fun, 

bright, energetic person who 

enjoys a fast pace. We offer 

above-average salary, paid 

fringe benefits & a great 

atmosphere. Send resume to: 

Attn. Ann, P.O. Box 

23590, Knoxville, Tn 

37933." 

Once again there is a 

request for a"fun, bright, and 
energetic" person in a fast- 
paced "great atmosphere . " 

Consulting Webster 
again I found of the word 
"atmosphfre": "1. the entire 



mass of air, made up of 
oxygen, nitrogen, and other 
gasses , surrounding the 
earth. 2. the gaseous 
envelopment surrounding any 
heavenly body. 3. the air in 
any locality. 4. any 
pervading influence; general 
mood or tone." What 

is a "great atmosphere"? 
Considering that we accept 
the fourth definition, can the 
atmosphere be all that great 
from an "established 

progressive practice"? Once 
again consulting Webster, we 
find of the word "great": "1. 
very much larger, bigger, 
longer, etc. than the 
ordinary. 2. very much more 
intense, notable.... 3. most 
important; chief, principle. 
4. older or younger by one 

generation . 5 . skilled 6 . 

superb; excellent . 7 . 

pregnant . " 

Compiling and 

digesting all this information 
about doctor's practices or 
offices, a fast pace with a 
"very much more intense" 
"prevailing influence; general 
mood or tone " originating 
from an energetic, fun, and 
loyal person working in a 
progressive practice . . . forget 
it , it's too much for me . 

Well what about a 
"established progressive 

practice"? Not only is this 
doctor's office still practicing ( 
I guess they haven't gotten it 
right yet), it is progressive 
and established! Don't 
"established" and "progressive" 

contradict each other? One 
would think that in this day 
and age with progressive 
being prevalent , doctors 
would need less practice! 
What's next, progressive car 



lots? Or maybe an established 
progressive political party? 
The sky is the limit, or 
should I say atmosphere? Who 
knows anymore? 

For those of can't 
type or don't care to, here is 
an answer for our problem (or 
is it): 

"NEED A Resume? 6 
yrs . professional experience . 
General typing also 983-1921" 

This may, at first, 
seem to be a normal, 

unobtrusive ad, but this 
person is advertising for 
work . In the first place this 
ad is misplaced in the "help- 
wanted" section instead of the 
"will work" section. A resume 
is a very important piece of 
paper for the upper-level 
jobs. This person claims to 
have "6 yrs." experience, but 
would you trust something as 
important as your resume to 
someone, who can't type one 
well enough to keep 
himself/herself from 

advertising in the paper for 
work under the wrong 
heading? I think not . 

This may be 

progressive and written in a 
great atmosphere by a fun, 
energetic, bright, and loyal 
person, who may or may not 
be established, but still is 
practicing nonetheless . Yet 
the truth is that no one really 
knows what all this stuff 
means; some don't even care . 

I have two 

observations: 1. I will always 
choose carefully all of my 
doctors. 2. these ads were 
taken from a daily paper that 
is printed only five of the 
seven days in a week! I 
progressively rest my 
established case! 



Diplomas, from p. 1 



In 1971, the last time 
more women than men 
graduated from high school, 
young black women aged 25 
to 29 led black men 61 
percent to 54 percent in high 
school graduates . 

Last year, 85 percent 
of young black men and 82 
percent of young black 
women finished high school . 

Asians are the most 
educated racial group, 

Kominski said. Almost 79 
percent finished high school 
and 33 percent graduated 
from college . Seventy-seven 
percent of whites graduated 
from high school and 21 
percent finished college . 

Sixty-three percent of 
blacks finished high school 
and 11 percent received 
college degrees, while 51 
percent of Hispanics received 
high school diplomas and nine 
percent earned college 
degrees . 

The West has the 
highest educational levels , 
with 80.6 percent high school 
graduates and 22.8 percent 
with college degrees . 

The least educated 
region is the South, Kominski 
found, with 71 percent of its 
citizens holding high school 
diplomas and 18 percent 
college degrees . 

Although today's 

Americans have more 
education than their 

ancestors, Kominski said that 
we're "not necessarily" 
smarter; "We all like to think 
that we were raised in the 
generation which is the best 
and the brightest." 



6 -Friday, October 21 , 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Mann returns 'home' 
to join MC Music Dept. 



by Charolette Borderieux 

Margaret 
Mann is a Maryville College 
graduate who is glad to return 
as one of the new faces on the 
Maryville College campus, t 
along with husband, Band ' 
Director and MACCO 
Conductor Paul Theissen. 

Mann graduated in 
196S with a Bachelor of Arts, 
but she returned in 1969 to 
complete the courses she 
needed to obtain a music 
degree. She then attended 
Northwestern University and 
received a Master of Music 
degree. 

She next began a 
career as a mezzo soprano 
soloist in Chicago. She was 
soon offered a year contract at 
the International Opera Studio 
in Zurich, Switzerland, then 
in the fall of 1978 she began 
work at Lauden Theater, 
Coburg, West Germany. 

After singing in over 
40 different productions with 
well over 500 performances, 
she was ready to come home . 

"My husband and I 
had wanted to come back to 
America, and when I was 
honored to receive the 
Maryville College Alumni 
Citation in May of last year, I 
spoke to Dr. Ferrin about the 
music department," she said. 
"I then offered to help if they 
needed me, and. that's how I 
got here." 

This year Mann is 
doing public relations work as 



well as teaching a class called 
Elementary School Music 
This class, lor non-music 
majors, instructs them how to 
teach music to elementary- 
school students. 

She is also planning 
to work with the students in 
theater who would like to 
perform a musical in the 
spring, and she plans to hold 
an opera workshop sometime 
in the near future. 

Mann will be 
teaching an interim entitled "I 
See," which will focus on 
optical processes and 

observational skills. The 
course will explore such topics 
as why people who witness t he- 
same object or event say that 
they "see" different aspects of 
the same objects or events. 

Mann and Theissen 
would also like to start a Fine 
Arts festival. The festival 
would last for two weeks and 
maybe later expand to six 
weeks. It would be open to 
anyone between the ages of 13 
and 18 and perhaps some 
older people. The festival 
would include various fields, 
such as instrumental and 
chamber music, vocal-choral 
music, keyboards, ballet, 
theater, and concert work. 

According to one of 
her students, Mann is a 
patient and understanding 
teacher. She and others in her 
class are looking forward to 
participating in many of the 
other activities she has 
planned. 



Part-time jobs market 
booms for students 



by J.M. Rubin 

(CPS) - The part- 
time job market for college 
students is booming this fall, 
placement specialists have 
reported in recent weeks. 

Job boards at schools 
as varied as Kirkwood 
Community College in Iowa, 
Miami-Dade Community 

College, Mississippi State and 
California State-San Jose 
Universities, Franklin and 
Marshall College, and the 
Universities of Maryland and 
Miami reportedly remain full 
of listings for students who, 
now avidly wooed, sometimes 
find themselves weighing 
competing offers. 

Nationwide, "College 
students should be able to 
find plenty of part-time and 
entry-level full-time pbs," 
said Vicky Bohman of 

Manpower, Inc., the New 
York-based temporary 

employment agency which 
released a survey of such jobs 
the last week of September. 



Bohman and other 
observers thank several trends 
for the boom . 

She cited a decline in 
the number of young people 
nationwide — creating a labor 
shortage for firms that have 
always hired college-aged 
workers — and even some 
corporate uncertainty about 
causes of the job market 
boom . 

"As the [economic] 
outlook improves," Bohman 
said, "the employer may be 
unwilling to add permanent 
employees but may be able to 
hire workers on a temporary 
basis to see if a job is really 
needed . " 

Jane Miller, a jobs 
administrator at Michigan 
State University, agreed that 
some companies like to "test 
drive" a job by filling it with 
a student. 

Other firms are 
wooing students more for 
demographic reasons. 

In Long Beach , 
California. "nobody was 
applying for jobs [andl I 




'who was that lady I saw you with at the football game?" 
That was no lady, that was Dr. Harry Howard, as the senior 
representative on the mock Homecoming court, October i5. 



Poll names Mickey, 
St . Francis for Pres . 

(CPS) ~ While expensive political consultants tried to guess if this 
was the year the "student vote" — the huge body of voters that 
could swing national elections but, thanks to collegians terrible 
turnout record, never has — finally shows up, University of North 
Florida student reporter Declan Doyle decided to find out for 
himself. 

In a "random survey" of 12 classmates, Doyle asked 
students to say whom they would like to see in the White House 
next January. 

The winner: Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iococca, W r ho 
got two votes. St. Francis of Assisi, Harry S. Truman, Teddy 
Roosevelt, Mickey Mouse, Whoppi Goldberg, and a "dead cat" 
each received one vote . 



turned to the schools to locate 
applicants," explained J.C. 

Penney's Jo Maxwell, who 
added that she did so 
reluctantly because students 
generally are not available 
during her peak Christmas 
season . 

Maxwell is not the 
only one. "There are 

increases every year" in the 
number of part-time job 
offers to students, said 
California State University - 
Long Beach placement official 
Tony Hodge . 

"In New York," 
Bohman added, "the student 
population declined 21 
percent between 1970 and 
1980. There are just fewer 
college-age workers." 

The competition for 
them has help push up wages 



and, in some places, leu 
campuses themselves unable 
to find enough 

students to fill their own part- 
time positions. 

The result has been 
long lines at cafeterias at the 
University of Maryland, 
where Food Services Director 
Matthew Sheriff complained 
last week that he still had 100 
jobs he could not fill . 

To win student 
workers back from higher- 
paying off-campus 
employers, Arizona State 
University raised minimum 
pay for some pbs to $4.02 
per hour, from $3.61, and to 
$9.22 for some jobs, said 
student aid official Richard 
Cons. "The changes are 



see Jobs, p. 8 



St. Dev. 
sets goals 

by Lynn Smith 

"Our main 
goal, theme, and emphasis is 
that we are trying build a 
community," said Sue Wyatt, 
vice president of Student 
Development . 

The department is 
divided into two areas — Life 
Enrichment and Campus 
Life. "This year we stabilized 
positions that were already 
held and made the program 
more solid," Wyatt said. 

The department has 
also expanded to include the 
Campus Ministry as a part of 
Student Development. "There 
are about a dozen faculty, 
staff, and students trying to 
provide leadership through 
the FCA [Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes], BSU 
[Baptist Student Union], the 
Church and College Scholar 
Program, and three bible 
study groups," Wyatt said . 

Director Campus 

Life, Leslie Nier heads 
student activities, housing, 
and programming. Under 
Nier's direction alum Sherrie 
O'Brien is now the head of 
Student Programming, and 
Saundra King, residence 
director of Pearsons, Davis, 
and Lloyd halls, is in charge 
of housing. 

According to Wyatt, 
the department is 

concentrating on the Life 
Enrichment Center, because 
it touches so many areas. "We 
want to have a program that 
will tie into the academic 
classes and CIV," said Wyatt, 
so students can work on 
social, spiritual, emotional, 
and physical self- 

improvements. 

The department also 
wants leadership on campus; 
in doing so, they held a 
leadership work seminar on 
campus this year. 

Wyatt believes that 
in order to create a sense of 
community, one first has to 
feel safe. Because of this 
belief, the department has 
recently developed a 24-hour 
emergency number, 977- 
7755. The number will put 
callers in touch with the 
Student Development Staff 
Member On Duty (SMOD), 
who will then contact 
Security. 

When asked about 
future goals, Wyatt said that 
the department is going to 
spend time reviewing the 
student handbook, improving 
the level of activities and 
programs on campus, 
providing more services for 
the commuting students, and 
continuing to adjust to the 
larger number of students on 
campus this year . 



SPORTS 



Friday , October 21 , 19SS - 7 




Evans scores for Scots 



Robert Cox evades the Sewanee defense, Saturday October 15; 
the Scots went on to beat sewanee, 20-10, for their first 

victory of the sea son. Martin Capetz 



Lady Scots 'work hard/ 
return to varsity soccer 



by Yvonne Cosentino 

Women's 
soccer has returned this year 
as a varsity sport . 

With only six 
unexperienced players, the 
Lady Scots , coached by Jerry 
Litton have worked hard for 
their 2-8-1 record. 

Their best game was 
their 5-4 win over Liberty 
University in overtime. "Our 
second-best game would have 
to be our 2-3 loss to Emory in 
overtime.'' Erskine, ranked 
second in the NAIA division, 
and the University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro, 
ranked fourth in the nation in 
Division II, have been 
Maryville's toughest 

opponents, giving the Lady 
Scots the experience they need 
to prepare for next season . 

Phil Neddo, men's 
soccer coach and MC soccer 
director, and Litton have 
already begun recruiting for 
next year. Their goals for the 
next couple of years include 
bringing in 10 to 15 quality 
freshman and/or transfers. 
They also aspire to make the 



playoffs. Litton feels this can 
be accomplished, using 
Maryville's men's soccer team 
as an example. 

As for this year, 
learning the fundamentals is 
the most important goal, 
since the majority of the 
players are playing on their 
first college team. Captain 
Denise Amann is the leading 
assist player with four assists. 
Co-captain Betsy Crews set 
the third all-time NCAA 
record for the most saves in a 
single game with 42 saves. 
Both have scored four goals 
apiece. Kelly Smelser is the 
leading scorer for the Scots 
with five goals. 

The backbone of the 
team's defense has been 
players Marilyn McCoy and 
Keri Terwedow. "They don't 
give up," said Litton. "The 
team still plays just as hard in 
the end as they did in the 
beginning." 

Freshman Amanda 
Krenning summed up the 
team's attitude: "We work 

hard." 

The Lady Scots' next 
game is October 21 . 



by Bill Householder 

The MC 

men's soccer team, 9-4, is 
looking good this 

year. They're already 9-4 for 
the season and ranked seventh 
in the Southern Division and 
one reason they're doing so 
well is junior forward Randy 
Evans. 

Last year Evans 
broke the school record with 
13 goals and five assists, 
becoming MC's all-time 
leading scorer in soccer. He 
has continued to improve his 
total to 22 goals. "He's broken 
every scoring record that 
there is at this school: career, 
season, and game," Head 
Soccer Coach Phil Neddo 
said. 

In Tuesday's game 
against Carson- Newman , 

Evans scored a record five 
goals of the Scots' seven; only 
one of these was a penalty 
kick. 

Originally from 

Franklin, Tennessee, Evans 
was a highly recruited high 
school athlete, making 
Parade Magazine's High 
School All-American soccer 
team, who first went to 
Tennessee-Wesleyan before 
transferring to MC his 
sophomore year . 



"When I knew the 
[soccer] program at Wesleyan 
was going to fall, I decided to 
look for somewhere else to 
go," Evans said. 

Even though he 
wanted to go to a larger 
Division I school, he changed 
his mind after talking with 
Neddo and assistant coach 
Bakty Barber. Evans said, "I 
figured that I could learn just 
as much here and as well and 
still have the small school 
atmosphere that I enjoy. I 
went to a small high school 
and I liked it . " 

"I was really 

impressed with Coach Neddo 
and Bakty, Coach Neddo for 
his tremendous tactical ability 
and Bakty for his tremendous 
technical ability," he added. 

However, MC almost 
didn't get him because the 
week Evans came up to visit 
MC his car caught on fire in 
front of Coach Neddo's 
house, and since he couldn't 
get it towed, Evans decided to 
stay at MC for three years. 
"He has never been the same 
since," said Neddo. 

But athletics alone 
isn't what drew Evans to MC: 
"I was very impressed with 
the academic standards here at 
Maryville, I was an honor 
student in high school, and at 




Wesleyan I just wasn't 
challenged." 

Even after enrolling, 
Evans was not sure whether 
he would stay at MC. "To be 
honest, when I first cam^ 
here I didn't know if it was 
going to be just for one year 
and then for me to move on 
to a bigger Division I school 
to play. . .but the year I spent 
I knew I could do just as well . , 
The coaches here had the 
ability to increase my 
knowledge of the game and to 
increase my ability," Evans 
said. 

Evans was the only 
player from the under-23 all- 
Tennessee team to be selected 
for the South Regional 
Olympic Team. Neddo 
pointed out that, at 19, 
Evans will have more chances 
to compete . 

Evans started playing 
soccer when he was eight 
years old and has played 
almost every sport an athlete 
can play: baseball, football, 
and basketball, but he says 
that soccer is the sport he 
enjoys the most . 

"It's the most 
challenging sport I've played, 
because not only do you have 
to be smart to play the game 
and to do well at it. It's a lot 
of anticipating and knowing 
what you're going to do 
before the situation happens. 
Nothing is set for you; you 
create your own plays [during 
the game]. It's your own 
creativity, and that part of 
the game is really challenging 
is really , and that's 
something I really liked about 
it," he said. 

Evans was named 
NCL South Player of the year 
1987 and was named a 
candidate to the Academic All- 
American team by the 
Intercollegiate Soccer 

Association of America 
October 11. "Which means," 
Neddo said, "Randy is also an 
outstanding student, not only 
in academics but [also in] 
athletic ability. [He] has got 
very balanced college 

experience experience [and] 
can master academics while 
being a strong asset to this 
team." 

"I want my players to 
have success in all areas, 
without one affecting the 
other. Randy is a perfect 
example. It's one thing to be 
balanced in these things, but 
Randy excels. It just blows 
my mind," Neddo added. 

Fellow soccer player 
Chris Varner said of Evans, 
"Randy leads by example. He 
doesn't say much; he's not a 
cheerleader, but he 

encourages. Speaking from a 



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a second record-breaking saeson with the Scots. 



see Evans, p. 8 



8 -Friday, October 21, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

THEY ARE HERE! 

1987-88 Annuals are finally here!! 

Get your copy this Friday in the lobby of Fayerweather from 
12:00-2:00 and 3:00-6:00. 

If you can't get it during this time , they will be available 
through the Post Office . 

Faculty and new students can purchase last year's edition 
for $5.00. 

On Monday November 7 at 10 a.m. , a group of activists 
will assemble at the Capital City Inn, in Washington, D.C., to 
demonstrate their concern for the plight of the homeless and 
demand government action. The group will march to the U.S. 

apitol to mark the culmination of weeks of efforts to aid this 
situation. 

There will be a meeting Sunday November 6 at 7:30 p.m. 
at 425 Second Street, Washington, D.C., to discuss the final 
details of this march . 

If enough Maryville College students or staff are 
interested, a campus contingency will travel to Washington for 
this action. 

If you are interested in participating and want more 
information, please contact Steve Ledman, Box 2259, as soon as 
possible. 

The Chilhowean staff is beginning to create this year's 
annua) . We are attempting a new format and exciting changes. 

But we still need your help! First of all, our numbers are 
small at this point. If you enjoy photography, have darkroom 
experience, possess an immense creative streak (or even a tiny 
one), and have a year's worth of dedication, then you are invited 
to join us. Some positions are paid. 

We hold weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00 in the 
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interested, but this time is not convenient, please leave a message 
in box 2095. 

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address is: 

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Letters, greetings, news, anything would be very much 
appreciated. 



ACROSS 

1 Instance 

5 Church bench 

8 Evaluate 

12 Girl's name 

13 Native metal 

14 Short jacket 

15 Wiped out 
17 Destitute of 

19 Chemical 
compound 

20 Shouts 

2 1 Prepare for 
print 

23 Narrate 

24 Existed 

26 Contends with 
28 Cry 

31 Either 

32 Playing card 

33 Fulfill 



34 Recent 
36 Whips 

38 Condensed 
moisture 

39 Foray 
41 Location 
43 Publish 
45 Macaw 

48 Second of two 

50 Looked with 
amusement 

5 1 Toward shelter 

52 Be in debt 

54 Care for 

55 Promontory 

56 Camomile, e.g. 

57 God of love 

DOWN 

1 Algonquian 
Indian 

2 Ventilates 



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The 

sswnrd 
Puzzle 



3 Declares 

4 Mollified 

5 Seed container 

6 Teutonic deity 

7 Marry 




8 Merrymaking 

9 Coral Islands 

10 Labor 

1 1 Goals 

16 Man's name 
18 Organs of sight 

22 Carried 

23 Temporary 
shelters 

24 Emerged 
victorious 

25 Exist 

27 Edible seed 

29 Poem 

30 Nod 

35 Pens 

36 Seize with 
the teeth 

37 Old name for 
Thailand 

38 Tradesman 
40 Poker stakes 

42 Commonplace 

43 Scheme 

44 Death rattle 

46 City In Nevada 

47 Sums up 

49 Decay 

50 Ocean 
53 Pronoun 



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CPP Notes 

HAIL AND CONGRATULATIONS to the Spring 1988 
graduates. We welcome you back to MC as alumni for this year's 
Homecoming celebration. The 1988 class, following tradition, is 
diversified in its variety of career directions and advanced studies. 
This is a sampling of the graduates and the answer to "Where are 
they now?" 

CASSANDRA ANDREWS is teaching English in Japan . 

ROBERT BENNETT, EDS, was accepted into an 
intensive training program as a systems engineer with the new 
General Motors Plant in Detroit, Michigan. 

DONNA CLANCY is in the accounting division of 
Maremont Corporation in Nashville. 

TRINA COGGINS is a production supervisor with the 
Quaker Oats Company in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. 

MICHAEL COHEN is in graduate school at UT in 
Biology . 

ERIC ETCHISON is a recreation programmer in Oak 
Ridge. 

TIM GILMER has gone to Sweden with an international 
football program. 

JASON HARBISON spent the summer touring Europe 
with Christian Athletes in Action. 

DEANN HARGIS is a computer services representative 
with AT&T in Atlanta. 

FAYE HUMPHREY is working with the MC Center for 
Campus Ministry . 

CRAIG HURST has returned to MC to obtain his teacher's 
certification in music. 

SHERRI JONES is working as a Physical Therapy 
Assistant in Kingsport, Tennessee. 

JENNIFER JUDY received the Lyndhurst Foundation 
Award for Outstanding Liberal Arts Graduate to attend an 
accelerated program in Education at UT. 

SHARON KOHEL has completed the retail management 
training program with Goody's and is now assistant manager of the 
Clinton Highway store. 

LISA HARVEY LINGENFELTER was chosen as a 
management intern with the US Department of Energy. She 
participated in a five-week orientation in Chicago and is now living 
in Washington, D.C. 

JULIE MARSHALL is a reporter for the East Tennessee 
Business Journal and is living in Maryville . 

DOUG McCARTY is in graduate school at University of 
North Carolina, specializing in creative writing. 

GREG METCALF is working at Peninsula Hospital as a 
counselor in the Outdoor Residential Program for Adolescents . 

KRISTI MILLER is in the research department of the UT 
library and plans to obtain her Master's degree in History . 

HEIDI NITZBAND is working as a counselor at Camelot 
in Harriman, Tennessee. 

TERESA PETITT is a computer analyst at Oak Ridge 
Associated Universities. 

JULIE RAMSEY is a budget analyst with the Department 
of Energy in Oak Ridge . 

SUSAN RICHARDS is attending Virginia Commonwealth 
University in Richmond. She is in the Graduate School of 
Business, majoring in industrial psychology. 

MARJORIE RICHARDSON is in a Ph.D. program in 
Pharmacology in Mississippi . 

CHARLENE THOMPSON is employed at International 
Technologies, Inc. in Knoxville as an environment chemist. 

JEFF WALLACE is working in Nashville as an agent for a 
music publisher . 

CAROL WARREN is in Richmond, Virginia attending 
the Presbyterian School of Christian Education obtaining a 
graduate degree in music ministry . 



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working," Cons reported. 

They haven't worked 
everywhere. Just three weeks 
into the year, Iowa State 
University ran out of work- 
study funds because it had to 
cure an on-campus labor 
shortage by raising work- 
study pay by 20 percent, ISU 
administrator Janie Barnett 
said. 

The university of 
New Mexico, moreover, had 
to cut 200 on-campus work- 
study jobs because it had to 
pay students more to compete 
with off-campus job offers. 

Kent State University 
work-study officials, 

meanwhile, did not raise 
wages, and reported that they 
can't fill their on-campus jobs 
that pay more. 

"Many of the 
country's major employers - 
Anheuser-Busch, Monsanto, 
McDonnell Douglas — are 
located in the St. Louis area," 
Whitted said. "Employment 
opportunities with these 
companies are increasing." 

"Major" employers 
trolling the Michigan State, 
campus for students to hire 
also sometimes bring on 
students full-time after 
graduation, MSU's Miller! 
added . 

Whatever the job, 
however, everyone seems to 
want to hire a student this 

fal1 - f 

Even Ann 

Thompson, herself a Cal. 

State-Long Beach senior who 

recently started a secretarial 

service, wants to hire college 

students to work with her. 

"College students," she said, 

"are glad for a job that 

accommodates their schedule. 

They may take less pay [for a 

flexible job] than anothci 

worker . " I 

Evans, from p. 7 

goal-keeper's point of view, I 
he scares me to death, I 
because he's a thinking-man's I 
player; [he! is physically I 
talented enough to put into I 
action the complex plans he I 
dreams up." 

Varner added that I 
Evans is "one of those people I 
you like to see or enjoy seeing I 
succeed, because you like I 
him. Randy Evans will I 
succeed. . .the reason for this I 
isn't his intelligence, physical I 
talents, or looks. It's because I 
he truly cares for people." I 

"I like to think of I 
myself, both on and off the I 
field,... as a leader and a I 
follower, as a teacher and I 
most important as a student,! 
both of the game and of life- 1 
I look to see what I can do to I 
help a teammate and I'm I 
always looking to see what II 
can get from them to help I 
myself. I guess that sums up I 
my philosophy." Evans said. 



HIGHLAND 




Vol. 74, No. 4 



Maryville College 



ECHO 

Friday, November 4, 1988 




Would you want to live here? The Peace Education Task Force constructed this shanty on 
October 30 to alert the campus to the plight of the homeless . Jennifer C. Worth 

Student Senate debates resolution 



by Lissa McLeod 

The Student 
Senate debated the year's first 
resolution October 27. Other 
topics of discussion included 
campus governance, Pearson's 
representation , and the 
alcohol task force's "listening 
sessions . " 

Resolution SS-1 , 

written by Jon Allison, 
requests that the physical 
plant submit a status report of 
all athletic playing fields by 
November 1988. This 
resolution is being sent to the 
physical plant office . 

The reasoning behind 
this resolution involves a 
concern for equal and 
adequate playing fields for all 
Maryville College athletes. 
Allison said that the bill was 
written in part as a response 
to the women's soccer team's 
petition, (see related story, 
page 7). 

The Student Senate 
decided that the All College 
Council (ACC), should 
establish a committee to 
review the procedure of 
campus governance, at their 
November 3 meeting. The 
senate decided that the ACC 
should make this committee, 
rather than the Student 
Senate, to insure faculty and 
staff input, as well as student 
input. 

The Student Senate 



its constitution to 
one representative 



amended 
include 

from Pearson Hall to serve in 
Student Senate . Pearson , 
housing senior women, was 
reinstated this year as a 
residence hall. Also adopted 
was a statement providing for 
one student senator from each 
new residence hall as the 
college expands in the future . 

An amendment to 
the constitution requires a two- 
thirds vote of student senators 
in two consecutive meetings; 
to get the matter resolved 
before the November 3 ACC 
meeting to guarantee more 
rapid implementation, Allison 
called a special meeting of 
senators immediately 

following the regular one for 
the purpose of amending the 

constitution. The bill passed 
in both votes . 

If the ACC also 
approves this measure, a 
student senator will be chosen 
from Pearson Hall within two 
weeks . 

Student members of 
the ACC who met with the 
Board on October 24 said that 
most of the conversation 
centered on the alcohol issue. 
There was concern raised at 
the Student Senate meeting 
that the listening sessions 
scheduled by the Alcohol 
Task Force are just a 
technicality and will not 
really give a voice to student 



concerns . 

Both Tina Stanley, 
faculty advisor to the Student 
Senate, and Allison, Student 
Senate president, stressed that 
they felt that students would 
be heard at these sessions and 
should attend at least one 
session . 

The Alcohol Task 
Force will be at the next 
Student Senate Meeting , 
November 10, 12:30 p.m., 
in the CCM to listen to 
students' suggestions and 
concerns. Other listening 
sessions include Wednesday , 
November 9, at 9 p.m. in 
Lloyd lobby for freshmen and 
seniors , and Thursday , 
November 10, at 9 p.m. in 
Lloyd lobby for sophomores 
and juniors . 

The dates for 
remaining Student Senate 
meetings this semester are 
November 10, December I, 
and December 8. All 
meetings are open to any 
student and begin at 12:30 
p.m. in the CCM . 



Shanty displays 
homeless plight 



by Bill Householder 



In order for people to 
become more aware of the 
plight of the homeless 
situation, the Peace 

Education Task Force (PETF) 
built a homeless shelter next 
to the CCM October 30. The 
plight of the homeless does 
not solely affect them; it also 1 
atlects those of us who live in 
warm dorms, houses, 

apartments, or 

condominiums. 

At least, it should 
affect us. Many seem to think 
that the homeless problem is 
someone else's problem in 
some other city, certainly not 
in their hometown or the 
hometown of their school . 

But the fact 
remains that about three 
million people are homeless in 
the United States. In 
Knoxville, the rescue 

missions see about 600 
homeless a week. There are 
approximately 5,000 homeless 
in Knoxville; that's three 



percent of the 160,000 people 
who live in the city. No 
matter where you go in this 
country, the homeless will be 
there. 

The shanty represents 
the type of conditions the 
homeless have to endure 
throughout the year. It is 
made out of cardboard, 
plastic and wooden stakes, 
the homeless use similar 
materials to build their 
shelters. Posters on all sides 
of the shelter provide 
information, and slogans and 
catch-phrases are intended to 
get people's attention. Signs 
read, "We can't be secure 
while some go hungry" and 
"How can we be prosperous 
while 3 million are homeless?'' 
"No one should live like this!" 
and "Homes not bombs" are 
among the statements written 
on the shanty . 

Over the weekend 
three freshmen stayed in the 
shanty in support of the 



see PETF, P .3 



Students 
on '88 



by Audi Bristol 



MC 



students, like the rest of the 
nation, are wondering exactly 
what has hit them when it 
comes to all of the hoopla of 
the 1988 presidential 

campaigns. 

Freshman John T . 
Worth said of the media's 
involvement, "I feel that the 
media is getting a little 
carried away digging into 
their [the candidates'] personal 
lives. It's nobody's business!" 
He then added of the Gary 
Hart scandal, "Just because a 
man sleeps with a woman 
besides his wife, doesn't mean 
that he would be a bad 
president." 

For the most part, 
students were not at all 



comment 
campaign 

pleased with the way either 
the Dukakis or the Bush 
campaign has been run . 

"My basic overall 
view is that they [the 
candidates! have avoided the 
issues and resorted to petty 
tactics and negative 

advertising while avoiding 
significant issues like the 
homeless, defense, etc," said 
Jennifer Green wait, a senior. 

Freshman Sarah 

Kittrell had this to say about 
the candidates and their 
campaigns: "I think that 
there's been a lot more 
mudslinging than usual. I 
think they could have been a 
lot more mature about it ." 

Many felt that the 
major problem with this 



see 



Elect, p.3 



Election: Special 
Echo feature, 

pp . 4 and 5 



Homecoming 
in photographs , 

p. 6 



2 -Friday, November 4 , 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Dull campaign: 
we asked for it 

With less than a week until the day when we elect our 
next President, the tension ought to be so thick you could cut it 
with a knife. 

It isn't . 

We ought to feel a sense of building momentum, of 
hurtling toward a decision that will shape a nation's future for the 
next four years. 

It's just not there . 

What has happened to the American political machine? 
Why do the voters face, yet again, a choice between two boring 
options? Why does the political parody song "I'm Worried, They're 
Sappy" ring so true? 

There has been little in the course of the campaign to 
inspire us. We've seen George Bush visit a flag factory; we've seen 
Mike Dukakis riding a tank. We've heard the soundbites: "I want a 
kinder, gentler nation" and "They're trying to sell you a package. 
Wouldn't you rather have a president?" 

These symbols and slogans are established, perhaps even 
unavoidable elements of American politics. As the pre-broadcast- 
era orators knew, emotional appeal can be a valuable tool. 

But emotional appeal without a pragmatic stance is 
hollow. Emotional appeal sparks interest. Perhaps that accounts 
for the snowballing apathy that has characterized American voters, 
especially among the young, for years. 

When a reporter, gathering sources for a story on an 
imminent presidential election, is swamped with nearly identical 
comments -- "I don't care," "They both stink," "It doesn't matter" 
~ then it's time to reevaluate the way political campaigns operate . 
College campuses have traditionally been seats of political zeal on 
the part of students as well as faculty and staff. 

So why haven't the candidates inspired us? 

Obviously, they have stressed symbol over substance, the 
pleasing over the realistic, the moderate over the fiery. They have 
attacked each other's values while extolling their own . 

Shame on them . 

But on second thought, they're only giving us what we 
think we want , what we seem to ask of them . Like the advertisers 
who use sex to sell perfume, the candidates and their campaign 
managers are simply trying to pull the right emotional strings. 
And we are letting them, even encouraging them. 

We have no right to complain about our slim pickings for 
Chief Executive, because we created the political atmosphere that, 
in turn, created the fortunes of the '88 campaign. When we stop 
asking for the status quo wrapped up in a quiet-spoken middle-to- 
upper-class package, we'll stop having to choose between a George 
Bush and a Michael Dukakis. 

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by Dean Spenser Wings 

According to the 
latest statistics, over three 
million people in this country 
are homeless. That means 
that the trend toward being 
homeless is rising and the 
sooner it catches on, the more 
homeless this country will 
become, until we're no longer 
known as the land of the free 
and the home of the brave but 
the land of the freezing and 
the homeless , but still brave . 

More and more 
"Amurricans" are rushing out 
to every Goodwill store and 
buying last decades fashions 
for pennies a pound. The 
rescue missions are noting a 
marked increase in people 
wearing nouveau-homeless 
fashions, from coats of many 
colors to the worst of 
cardboard and newspaper . 

One mission , in 
fact, stated that with the 
increase in the the nouveau- 
homeless, a nearby office 
complex may have to be 
destroyed in order to build a 



brand-new high-rise 

tenement, complete with 
reject lab rats, to better serve 
them. 

"These days we're 
seeing a huge increase in the 
number of homeless 'wanna- 
be's' — lawyers, doctors, 
pharmacists, and politicians. 
Especially politicians . They 
think the homeless are a good 
role model for today's youth. 
One candidate went so far as 
to rename his campaign: 
'Homeless R Us in '88'," said 
Silence Dogood III, a noted 
speaker on matters of public 
opinion . 

One politician 

suggested a sensible way to 
solve overcrowding in prisons: 
"Let the inmates out, furnish 
them with the best cardboard 
we have to offer, and let 'em 
be homeless!" said Stan Jayle, 
a bush-league Hoosier . 

Many Jayle 

detractors stated that if Javle's 
suggestion was put into 

practice, it would be like 

giving criminals a slap on the 

wrist. "Criminals should stay 
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in jail where they belong; 
"Amurrica" belongs to the 
homeless!" said presidential 
hopeful , Mitchell 

Bushwhacker . 

Many groups are 
protesting this trend into 
homelessness , favoring a 
return to the era of a self- 
involved attitude in the 
nation . However , the 
protesters' pleas fall on deaf 
ears as many "Amurricans" 
choose to support the nouveau- 
homeless . 

To try and combat 
this support, protesters will 
hold another rally in 
Washington, D.C., this 
week, in an effort to lower 
people's consciousness toward 
the nouveau-homeless and 
bring the nation back to self- 
involvement . 

Regardless of the 
protesters, nouveau- 

homelessness remains a strong 
trend in the nation. We, as 
concerned "Amurricans" , 

should do everything we can 
to help further and support 
the nouveau-homeless cause . 

So trade in your 
Chryslers and Nissans, your 
Westinghouse and GE 
appliances, your Yves St. 
Lauren ts and Pierre Cardins, 
your Reeboks and Aigners, 
and your "Polo" and "Passion" 
for Kmart "blue-light" 
specials, Salvation Army 
castoffs, and Goodwill 
bargains . 

Be one of us; be 
homeless! 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, November 4 , 1988 - 3 



Memorandum mixes 
comedy, comment 



by Jennifer C . Worth 

"It's a 

combination of Monty Python 
and George Orwell." 

That is how cast 
member Bill Householder 
described The Memorandum, 
Maryville College Theatre's 
upcoming fall production, set 
to open November 17. The 
play combines a madcap farce 
atmosphere with sobering 
commentary on the 

uncontrollable social and 
bureaucratic forces that rule 
our lives . 

Director Frank 

Bradley said of The 
Memorandum, "It should be 
one long, breathless whirl, 
and I hope the audience will 
feel that." 

As the production 
enters the final stage of 
rehearsals, the cast and crew 
faces ever more pressing time 
and energy demands. 

Assistant Stage 

Manager Mike Goodrich said, 
"We work hard . " 

Bradley noted, "This 
is the most serious working 
stage." He added, "Once we 
get over the hump and 
starting putting the different 
elements together, it will 
really be fun." 

At this point, The 
Memorandum is a collection 
of diverse elements, each of 
which is developing 

separately. "This is the most 
compartmentalized play I've 
ever produced. It's really 
four separate parts," Bradley 
said. 

The most obvious 
element is the central 
plotline, or, as Bradley 
described it, "the play that 
[playwright Vaclav] Havel 
wrote . " 

The plot follows the 
bureaucratic processes as an 

Elect, from p.l 

election has been that the 
candidates have been avoiding 
the issues. 

"In my personal 
opinion they're not addressing 
the issues because neither of 
them know what they [the 
issues] are," said Jim Rice, 
freshman political science 
major . 

Senior Angela 

Delozier had this to add: "I 
only wish that there was 
someone I wanted to vote for. 
I don't like either one of 
them." 

Freshman J. P. 

Johnson agreed saying, "It's 
pathetic! Neither one of the 
candidates is worth voting 
for." 



artificial language — Ptydepe 
is introduced into a 
government department 

(adapted from Havel's original 
setting of a corporation). 
Ptydepe is intended "to make 
office communications more 
precise and introduce 
precision and order into their 
terminology." 

Mr. Gross, a self- 
proclaimed humanist 
supporting "natural human 
speech," discovers that 
Ptydepe is also a vehicle for 
office politics and a means for 
his deputy director, Jane 
Ballas (played by Jennifer C. 
Worth), to more firmly wield 
office power. 

A second element of 
The Memorandum is the 
subplot concerning Miss Lear, 
played by Liz Prior, and her 
Ptydepe classes. 

Bradley said of Prior's 
work so far, "She's doing 
some really neat work with 
those scenes"; he added that 
she delivers Miss Lear's 
lectures as "almost an operatic 
Julia Child." 

A third element is 
the set changes, which 
Bradley has expanded into a 
subplot in their own right. 

The play's fourth 
component is the music, 
which Bradley has begun to 
select. Like the pace of the 
play itself, the music will be 
"fast-paced, frenetic," 

Bradley said. He plans to use 
"very mechanical, alienating, 
machine-like rock music," 
which will emphasize the 
alienation and automatization 
at the center of the play . 

Bradley is very 
excited about this facet of the 
production, saying, "When it 
does come together, it's going 

see Memo , p . 8 

Most others who were 
questioned had similar, if not 
identical, responses. An 
atmosphere of disillusionment 
and apathy prevailed . 

Amidst all of this 
indecision and complaints 
there was finally someone 
who had an opinion on the 
candidates themselves, "I 
think that leaving what's left 
of the Reagan administration 
in there is like letting Jim and 
Tammy back into the PTL," 
said Michelle Rudisill, a 
sophomore . 

Whatever the 

outcome on Tuesday, 

November 8, one thing is 
clear: MC students are not in 
the least bit happy about the 
way this campaign has been 
run. 




Oak Ridge concert set 




Is there a 
special significance to the 
inclusion of a composer's 
name in the title of a chamber 
music group? 

In the case of the 
Kodaly Quartet, the answer is 
definitely "yes." The right to 
name their group after Zoltan 
Kodaly , the famous 

Hungarian composer and 
teacher, was granted them as 
a result of the musical 
reputation in Hungary and the 
interest and support of Mme. 
Kodaly , the composer's 
widow . 

The quartet was 
founded in the early 1960s by 
four prize-winning graduates 
of the Franz Liszt Academy 
in Budapest . International 
recognition soon followed , 
with the award of a special 
diploma at the Geneva 
Competition in 1966 and first 
prize at the Wiener 



International Competition in 
Budapest two years later. In 
1970 they were decorated by 
the Hungarian government, 
and in the same year were 
authorized to adopt the name 
"Kodaly" in their title. 

While the group 
features performances of 
Kodaly and other prominent 
Eastern European artists , 
including Bartok and 

Dohnanyl, they also regularly 
perform a wide selection of 
other works from the standard 
string quartet repertoire . 

The Quartet will hold 
a concert in Oak Ridge on 
November 12 at 8:15 p.m., 
at the Museum of Science and 
Energy. The program will 
include Haydn's D Minor 
Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2; 
Beethoven's Quartet in F, 
Op. 18, No. 1; and Bartok's 
Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, 
Op. 7. 



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the Valley 

An exhibition 

featuring works 

from area collections 



The Knoxville 

Museum of Art 

at the Candy Factory? 

1010 Laurel Avenue 

Knoxville, Tennessee 



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PETF's message . 

The PETF is also 
trying to arouse interest in a 
trip to Washington D.C. to 

join a demonstration and 
march for the homeless, 
Monday November 7, at the 
Capitol. So far nine have 
volunteered to go. 

Participants will be 
leaving around 7:00 Sunday 
morning. The event marks 
the culmination of six weeks 
of daily actions at the Capitol 
and a 48-day water fast, both 
intended to more clearly focus 
public opinion and impress on 
Congress the magnitude of the 



problem and the enormity of 
thepain it is causing . 

Anyone interested 
in going should contact Steve 
Ledman, Box 2259, for more 
information . 

This Tuesday, Ann 
Brunger, coordinator of 
campus ministry, will hold a 
special chapel service out at 
the shanty, in honor of the 
homeless . 

"This should be a trip 
we'll remember the rest of our 
lives. Our stand for the right 
of every American to an 
affordable home will surely 
send a message to the next 
president he'll not be able to 
consciously ignore," said 
Ledman . 



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4 - Friday , November 4 , 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Bush , Dukakis stress 
values, clash on issues 



by Jennifer C . Worth 



Bush vs. 

Dukakis: the day to decide 
between them is approaching. 

Both candidates have 
stressed values — patriotism, 
personal commitment, etc. — 
over issues, although Dukakis 
has come closer to addressing 
specific programs and 
policies. Bush's 32-million- 
dollar TV ad campaign, 
however, has done a better 
job of emotionally connecting 
with the public. 

While agreeing that 
deficit reduction is a top 
economic priority, the 
candidates split on how to 
go about it. Bush has 
proposed a "flexible freeze" on 
government spending; 

Dukakis wants to improve tax 
enforcement to eliminate 
waste. Neither wants to raise 
taxes, but Dukakis has not 
ruled out this option as a last 
resort . 

The two differ on 
social issues. Dukakis favors 
federal assistance for child 
care programs and more low- 
cost housing. Bush opposes 
these measures . 

Bush favors a 
constitutional amendment 

overturning Roe vs. Wade, 
the landmark Supreme Court 
decision leading to 

legalization of abortion. 
Dukakis, on the other hand, 
supports legalized abortion . 
He also would like to see the 



Equal Rights Amendment 
pass; Bush would not. 

The candidates 

agree, in principle, in the 
areas of improving education 
and protecting the 

environment. Both, for 
instance, support increased 
federal student loans, but 
Dukakis favors more direct 
student aid. 

As to the 

environment, Dukakis has 
outlined more specific goals 
than has Bush, such as 
reducing by 12 million tons 
the sulfur dioxide emissions, 
which are believed to cause or 
exacerbate acid rain. Both 
want to ban ocean dumping 
by 1991; in addition. Dukakis 
favors renewal of the Clean 
Water Act, vetoed by 
President Reagan. 

The most 

controversial domestic issues 
of the campaign are crime and 
law enforcement. Bush has 
charged Dukakis with being 
"soft on crime,'' attacking 
Massachusetts's furlough 

program, which, under 
certain circumstances, gave 
prison inmates, including 
capital offenders such as first- 
degree murderers, weekend 
passes from jail. On one such 
furlough, convicted murderer 
Willie Horton raped and 
murdered a girl. 

Dukakis has 

answered this charge by 
pointing out that 36 states 
allow furloughs to prisoners 
serving life-sentences. In 



1969, Reagan, then governor 
of California, signed into law 
a bill allowing furloughs to 
first-degree murderers (he 
later rescinded the law due to 
public criticism). After the 
Ilorton incident, Dukakis 
signed a law banning 
furloughs for first-degree 
murderers. 

On related issues, 
Bush opposes gun control and 
favors the death penalty; he 
believes the sentence should 
be given to drug traffickers. 
Dukakis takes the opposite 
stance, favoring gun control 
and opposing capital 

punishment. 

The candidates differ 
most widely on the topics of 
foreign policy and defense. 
Dukakis decries such Reagan- 
administration moves as the 
Grenada invasion and the 
bombing of Lybia. He 
strongly opposes U.S. aid to 
Central America contras and 
the expansion of America's 
naval presence in the Persian 
Gulf; Bush supports both 
policies. 

Bush supports the 
Reagan administration's 

defense programs: "Star Wars" 
(Strategic Defense Initiative, 
a satellite system intended to 
destroy incoming nuclear 
missiles), the B-l bomber, 
and the MX and Midgetman 
missile systems. Dukakis 
opposes these systems; 
however, he favors increased 
funding for conventional 
forces. 



Vice-presidential candidates: 
have they affected the race? 



by Charlotte Borderieux 

While the 
presidential candidates are 
slinging mud at each other 
the vice-presidential 

candidates are trying to dig 
their way out of the muck . 

The vice-presidential 
candidates are getting over- 
shadowed by the aggressive 
campaigning that has 
dominated this year in the 
presidential race . Some 
people are not even aware of 
who these candidates are; the 
names Quayle and Bentsen 
mean nothing to them . 

Opinions vary when 
it comes to which of the two 
candidates is the better choice 
for vice-president. Some are 
all for Bentsen; for example, 
Wendy Layne, a freshman at 
Maryville College, said, "I 
think Dan Quayle is a total 



geek. I don't think he's 
qualified to be president of 
the United States. It's really 
scary to think 'President 
Quayle.' Oh my God! I'll 
move to Australia . " 

Others are 

Republican right down to 
their boxer shorts. Freshman 
Mike Moore said, "Lloyd 
Bentsen appears weak; he 
doesn't have the presence that 
most people look for in a vice- 
presidential candidate. Lloyd 
Bentsen is a terrible public 
speaker; he's not sure where 
he stands on most issues. All 
he is, basically, is a sounding 
board for Michael Dukakis. 
Whatever Dukakis says, 
Bentsen agrees with right 
down the line. I'm going to 
vote Republican . ■ 

Senator Dan Quayle 
is the running mate of Vice- 
President George Bush, and 



Senator Lloyd Bentsen is the 
running mate of Governor 
Michael Dukakis, but this is 
not usually enough for voters 
to decide which candidate 
they would like to see in 
office. In order to decide this 
one must know a little about 
the candidates themselves . 

Quayle is a 41 -year- 
old Republican from Indiana. 
Quayle was chosen, according 
to some Republicans, partly 
because he has the right-wing 
credentials that Bush lacks 
and also because he is young. 

The Republicans are 
hoping to capture the younger 
generation with this 

apparently kind, lovable, and 
good-looking senator . This 
stategy has worked in some 
cases. For example, one 
Maryville student, when 




Jana Dalton 

Bush/Quayle or Dukakis/Bentsen? These rival fans will 
know next week who steps next into the office of President. 

Election commentary: 

Use right to vote 



see 



V-P, p. 8 



by Andi Bristol 



On Tuesday, 
November 8, everybody in 
this country over the age of 
18 will be able to exercise the 
right to vote . 

That includes the 
majority of us MC students 
(excluding those who are 
under 1 8 or who are not U.S. 
citizens). Most of us fall into 
into the 18- to 25-year-old 
category, which has the 
lowest percentage of 

registered voters who actually 
vote. 

Why should college 
students be on the bottom of 
this scale when we are 
supposedly well-educated at 
this young age? I realize that 
most college students are 
away from home and that 
absentee ballots can be a 
hassle, but consider the 
alternative ~ not voting at 
all. 

How many times 
have we heard (or said), "I am 
not going to vote because my 
one vote isn't going to make a 
big . difference, right?" 
Wrong! One vote does make a 
difference. What if everyone 



felt that his vote didn't 
matter? The only people who 
would then vote would be 
those who stood to make 
personal gains through a 
connection with one of the 
candidates. We would no 
longer have a representative 
democracy but, instead, an 
oligarchy . 

There are countries 
in Europe that require their 
citizens to vote, because they 
aim toward having a true 
representation of what the 
populace wants . 

In other countries, 
people are fighting bloody 
battles for the right to vote, 
while so many people in the 
United States take this right 
for granted and don't utilize 
it. 

Let's all be thankful 
that the right to vote in this 
country exists and that it is 
not a case of if-you-don't-use- 
it-you-lose-it! 

If you haven't already 
registered to vote, either by 

absentee ballot in your home 
district or in person in this 
district, then it is too late for 
you to vote in the upcoming 
election, but it is not too 
early to register for the next . 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, November 4 , 1988 - 5 




Jana Dalton 



■Political sentiments ran high during vice-presidential candidate Dan QuayJe's visit to 
Knoxville's Market Square in September. 

Nov. 8: 'soap opera 5 concludes 

w Missy Pankake 



The candidates: 

Dukakis faces issues 






The 1988 
residential campaign has 
isembled a soap opera plot . 

Candidates have been 
ard-pressed to get and keep 
leir acts together while 
vercoming major crises like 
ck of funds, scandals, and 
le media coverage . 

Gary Hart was clearly 
e leading Democratic 
ndidate, until the media 
ent wild over his alleged 
idiscretions with model 
onna Rice. Overwhelmed by 
e bad publicity, Hart 
opped out of the race in 
'87, striking a real blow to 
ie Democratic Party . Hart re- 
tered the race seven months 
ter, but it was too late to 
gain his momentum . 

Then there was 

mocratic candidate Joseph 

iden, who became a disgrace 

the party when he was 

ght plagiarizing the 

eches of Abraham Lincoln 

d John F. Kennedy, 

ong others. The Dukakis 

mpaign blew the whistle on 

den, causing bad feelings 

ithin the party . 

Aside from the usual 
cial slurs, attacks, and 
nuendoes from both sides, 
se Jackson's campaign did 
tremely well , surprising 
any observers . However , 
ckson did not have enough 
Pport to capture the party's 
mination, and he was 
emed too controversial to be 
osen as the vice-presidential 



contender. 

Other Democrats, 
such as Bruce Babbit, Albert 
Gore, and Paul Simon, were 
only minor characters in the 
plot of this election. Richard 
Gephardt was a frontrunner 
early in the primary season, 
but his popularity did not 
last. 

On the Republican 
scene, the campaign of TV 
evangelist Pat Robertson 
caused quite a stir. Some of 
his policies would have totally 
combined church and state. 
The majority of the 
Republicans were not thrilled 
at this prospect. so 

Robertson's campaign did no. 
go very far. He also made 
unfounded claims about 
Cuba's missile stockpile, 
further hurting his 

credibility . 

Jack Kemp started 
^ut well, but he relied too 
heavily on playing up his ail- 
American quarterback image 
instead of cultivating solid 
support. Ultimately, lack of 
funds ended his campaign . 

George Bush 

maintained steady support, 
but his campaign was dogged 
by his "wimp" image and by 
the controversy over the Iran- 
Contra scandal . 

Robert Dole was 
definitely doing well until his 
campaign got into a rut of 
attacking Bush . Voters 
tended to disagree with this 
strategy, and Dole's campaign 
fizzled out . 

By convention time , 
the cast had narrowed to just 



two leading men: Bush and 
Dukakis. 

Dan Quayle, Bush's 
choice for the Republican vice- 
presidential candidate, has 
hurt Bush's campaign more 
than any other factor in the 
past few months. Quayle is 
young, good-looking, 

personable, and allegedly a 
draft-dodger . Military 

service is generally favorably 
looked upon as one of a 
politician's qualifications; the 
other candidates point with 
pride to military records. The 
charge of draft-dodging is a 
serious blot on Quayle's 
credentials. 

Dukakis has been put 
on the defensive, fielding 
charges ranging from his 
height to his handling of 
problems in his state, 
Massachusetts . 

As governor, 

Dukakis allowed weekend 
furloughs for prisoners, with 
tragic results. While he 
professes to be an 
environmentalist , Boston 

Harbor remains one of the 
most-polluted harbors in the 
U.S. These have been focal 
issues noted by the Bush 
campaign. 

Dukakis' running 

mate, Lloyd Bentsen, has 

received little public 

attention; his credentials have 
not evoked close scrutiny . 

So those are the 
choices in 1988. The final, 
climactic episode of the soap 
opera, "Presidential 

Campaign '88," airs Tuesday, 
November 8 . Stay tuned! 



by Jim Rice 

The 

presidential race has been 
winding up for its final 
swing, and now we, the 
people, have the difficult 
decision of whom to vote for. 
Berke Breathed had Opus in 
"Bloom County" trying to 
make the same decision, 
namely "Wimp or Shrimp." 

Throughout the 

campaign, one candidate, 
Michael S. Dukakis, has 
addressed the issues. The 
other, George Bush, has 
merely relied on party 
platforms and tired rhetoric to 
win him the White House. 

Bush has been 
running commercials 

discussing how Dukakis raised 
taxes to huge levels in 
Massachusetts. "And now he 
wants to do this to the whole 
country," the ads say. 

To use an overused 
cliche, let's look at the 
record . 

Bush has been 
crowing about how the 
present administration, of 
which he is a part, has 
lowered income taxes. Yes, 
this is true. What he doesn't 
say is that since 1980, Social 
Security taxes have risen so 
that the average American 
loses more to the government 
than at any time in history. 

Dukakis has raised 
taxes, but not on the level 
that Bush would like for us to 
think. He used this economic 
measure because his state 
budget lost federal money 
that it had received under 
previous administrations. 

Bush has said next to 
nothing about the Social 
Security issue, probably 
because there is nothing good 
to say. The Administration 
has raised the Social Security 
tax quite a bit. Because of 
this, most people * would 
assume that more money is 
going to the elderly . 

Wrong! Since 1980, 



the people on Social Security 
are actually receiving less, 
because of delayed cost-of- 
living adjustments. 

The Dukakis 

campaign has had problems 
with the questions about 
Dukakis' patriotism and 
charges that he is "soft on 
crime." 

The patriotism issue 
referred to his veto of a law 
saying that all Massachusetts 
schoolchildren must say the 
Pledge of Allegiance before 
class every day. The veto was 
in accordance with the advice 
of the State Attorney 
General, who said that the 
law was unconstitutional and 
would probably be struck 
down by the state Supreme 
Court. 

The accusation that 
he is "soft on crime" is due to 
the state's prisoner furlough 
program. What Bush doesn't 
mention is that this program 
began under the previous 
governor, who was a 
Republican . 

When Bush and 
Reagan took office, the 
national debt was around $600 
billion. They entered office 
saying that they would 
balance the budget in three 
years. The administration 
then proceeded to set record 
budget deficits, and now we 
have a national debt of 
approximately $2.5 trillion 
($2,500,000,000,000). 
What's wrong with this 
picture? 

It is possible for a 
person to go on and on over a 
subject like this, but the 
bottom line stands clear. 
Dukakis may not be the most 
likeable candidate, but 
likability is not a factor in 
deciding on the best 
president . 

Political satirist Mark 
Russell has said, "If you want 
a friend, get a dog." If you 
want a president, vote for 
Michael S. Dukakis , on 
November 8 . 



Bush has experience 

by Rees Cramer 

In less than a week our country will choose the man who 
will be our next president. Whether you choose George Bush, 
Michael Dukakis, or Lyndon La Rouche, you will be making a 
decision that will affect your life for the next four to eight years 
and maybe the rest of your life . 

In these turbulent times a president should be a strong 
individual with a good background in national government . Of the 
two major party candidates, only one has this ever so important 
credential — George Bush . 

Bush's record as a public servant is impressive. From 
congressman to U.N. ambassador to CIA director, he has served 
his country with everything he has. 

My goal is not to tell you whom to vote for but to give 
you a reason to think about voting for George Bush . 



6 - Friday , November 4 , 1988 



SPECIAL FEATURE 




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SPORTS 



Friday, November 4 , 1988 - 7 




Lady Scots seek better field 



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ootball Scots have 
mism for last games 




by Steve Mutton 



The Scots' football team, 
despite its losing record, still has a 
ig attitude. "We have played 
)me good football but have been 
aconsistent," said Head Coach 
ta Wilks. "We haven't been able 
to put together a full game of 
pod play." The reason for this in- 
consistency may lie in the adjust- 
lents in the program. For exam- 
ple, the team has a new head 
oach, many freshmen, and an en- 
rely new system. 

The Scots have received 

lome fine individual performances 

lom running backs Robert Cox 

ad Chris Chaback. Both compiled 

over 100 yards rushing against 

landolph-Macon, October 29. 

)ther team leaders have been Jeff 

fc eichert, defensive end; Russ Tho- 



mas, quarterback; and Hank 
Snyder; defensive end. 

"I have a lot of respect for 
our juniors and seniors," remarked 
Wilis; "they have persisted 
through some rough times here...I 
think our freshmen have the same 
good attitude." 

The Scots' strengths have 
been in their hard work in pract- 
ice, and their good team attitude. 
They have confidence in their abil- 
ity and are still expecting to win. 
This week they face Tennessee 
Wesleyan and later in the season 
have a contest against a very 
strong Emory and Henry. 

The future looks good for 
the Scots' who lack only experi- 
ence. With the talented freshmen 
of this year's team returning, 
Wilks is looking forward to very 
successful seasons ahead. 



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The women's soccer 
team has requested better 
facilites. On October 19, 
1988, the Maryville College 
women's varsity soccer team 
presented copies of a petition 
with over 300 student 
signatures to Phil Neddo, 
director of soccer programs; 
Randy Lambert, director of 
athletics; Phil Wilks, head 
football coach; and Richard 
Ferrin , president . The 
petition requested that the 
women be allowed to play 
their homecoming game on 
the stadium field that Friday, 
October 21, for the following 
reasons: 

it is a varsity sport, 
and the team should have the 
privilege of playing on a 
decent field; 

the men's soccer team 
is allowed to play on Honaker; 

Honaker is a better 
field, therefore there is less 
possibility of sustaining 
injury; 

it is more convenient 
and comfortable for the fans, 
who can sit on bleachers 
instead of on the ground; 

it is a better 
reflection of the school and 
the athletic department and 
leaves a good impression on 
the alumni and other guests; 

it is more beneficial 
in recruiting efforts to have 
the Lady Scots play on a good 
field; it enhances good rapport 
between the Lady Scots and 
other teams; and finally , 

it is more efficient: 
balls out of bounds will not 
have to be chased down hills, 
which results in loss of time . 

The request was 
denied. One of the women 
said, "They didn't give us a 
definite 'no' but said if we 
pushed the matter further it 
might hurt the whole soccer 
program — men's and 
women's . " 

This particular 

incident defines a conflict 
within the athletic department 
which catches the women's 
soccer program in the middle. 
At the end of last year, 
Neddo demanded that his 
team (men's soccer) be allowed 
to play in the stadium if the 
present field "went bad" 
during the season. The soccer 
field was not worked over and 
became neglected due to a 
change in the maintenance 
staff and therefore has large 
rocks that continue to surface 
in the field . 

Neddo said that 
teams such as Oglethorpe, 
Emory , and Eastern 

Mennonite College have 



refused to play on that field 
again. The practice field is 
also in this shape. Neddo 
delivered an ultimatum that 
the men play on the stadium 
field or he would quit, 
despite several winning 
seasons. Lambert has said 
that he knows nothing of such 
an ultimatum. 

Neddo, Lambert, 

and Wilks achieved a 
compromise in August of this 
year. It was agreed that the 
men's soccer team would play 
on the stadium field as long as 
there were two days between a 
soccer game and a football 
game. Lambert said that since 
a schedule had not been 
developed for the women's 
team at that point, they were 
not included in the 
discussion . 

Regarding the old 
field, Neddo claims that a 
new field has been promised 
to the soccer program for two 
years and that his team has 
offered to do some of the 
necessary work for free, but 
the maintenance crew would 
not give them the necessary 
equipment and materials . 
Neddo charged, "If they put 
the same amount of effort on 
our field as the football 
practice field, we'd have a 
good field." 

Lambert said, "We 
had hoped to have [the soccer 
fields! ready this year." The 
first step toward repair, 
getting water down to the 
fields, has happened. 

Lambert said that a 
sand/topsoil mixture must 
now be added . 

Part of the concern 
over the use of the stadium 
field is that it might not be 
able to support both the 
soccer program and the 
football program. There is 
concern that overuse would 
destroy the field. Neddo has 
noted that studies done at the 
University of Tennessee and 
the University of South 
Carolina prove that when 
soccer programs play on a 
field it actually helps the field 
by irrigating it. 

The question is how 
much of the field should be 
used. Neddo claimed that if 
the field is used only for 
games, soccer and football, 
then there would be no 
danger to the field. Lambert 
agreed, saying, "I think we 
could come to a happy 
medium, although it will take 
coordination of scheduling six 
to eight months in advance . " 

The particular games 
in question on Friday, 
October 21 (men's and 
women's soccer) and 

Saturday , October 22 



(football) were decided on the 
basis of the previous 
agreement. The men's soccer 
game was already schedu'ed 
before the football game, so 
they were allowed to play on 
the field Friday. The women's 
request was denied because, 
in Neddo's words, "I think it 
might hurt the girls more that 
it would help [them]." 

Lambert said that 
given predictions of rain for 
the weekend, the decision was 
made that the field could not 
support the women's game on 
Friday in addition to both 
men's games. Lambert also 
added that until the petition, 
he was unaware that the 
women wanted to use that 
field. "It bothered me a little 
that they didn't come to me 
first," he said. 

Now that he is aware 
of the problem, Lambert said 
that the soccer fields are 
"definitely top priority." 
Wilks said that the decision 
was made in accordance with 
last summer's agreement . 

Meanwhile, as the 
women wait for a field, they 
are hurting in other areas. 
The budget for the women's 
varsity soccer team did not 
include money for uniforms 
at the beginning of the season; 

it had been cut. They were 
promised uniforms for their 
second season instead. Neddo 
found them used men's soccer 
uniforms to use . 

The women are also 
playing on a field that is 
dangerous to the players and 
has been the cause of knee 
injuries and stress fractures, 
according to an MC athletic 
trainer . Neddo said of the bad 
fields, "They are bad for both 
programs [men's and 

women's] , but concessions 
have to be made." The 
women, as a first-year varsity 
team, were chosen to be be 
the ones to make the 
concessions . 

When approached by 
student senators offering to 
help voice the women's 
grievances, the team seemed 
split over the issue. Some 
expressed concern that they 
did not want to pursue the 
issue of discrimination 
because they did not want to 
upset anyone, especially the 
football program, or endanger 
their team. As. Wilks said 
when asked for a reaction to 
the situation, "The last thing 
this campus needs is a lot of 
dissension and pushing and 
pulling." Others of the 
women disagree, feeling that 
the issue must be resolved and 
not forgotten - even if it 
makes some people unhappy . 



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8 - Friday , November 4 , 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

"ome dressed as your favorite deviant tc the "Psycho Dance," this 
Saturday at 9:00 p.m. in the Lloyd basement. The dance is 
sponsored by the Psychology Club. 

f-riday, 8:00 p.m., Isaac's: The Playmakers will host a Coffee 
louse (Talent Night). Come to participate or just watch the fun. 

NEW in Isaacs —PIZZ4. Come fry Pizza Prano; it's not the same 
*ol snack bar fare. 



Do you want to quit smoking? Do you know somebody 
who does? 

If the answer is "yes," contact' Jean Webb at Crawford 



■ 



louse, ext. 31S or P.O. Box 2893, to indicate your interest. 

A quit-smoking workshop will meet for four sessions, 
starting after the Great American Smokcout on November 17. 
(Meeting times and places will be chosen by the workshop 
participants.) 



"When Dates Aren't Fun," a seminar by Eileen Kogen will focus 
on the problem of date rape; the seminar will meet November 21 at 
6:30 in Crawford House. 



Model O.A.U. slated Mcmo > from p^" 



The Chilhowean staff is beginning to create this year's 
annual. Wc are attempting a new forma? and exciting changes. 

We request your help in completing the following survey. 
This is your annual and we want your input now and throughout 
the year. 

So please take a few moments. Answer the questions and 
put it in the bag in the post office lobby. Of course we welcome 
additional comments and brainstorms, as well. 

Be heard! 

Thanks 
Jana Dal ton 
Editor, Chilhowean 

1 . What is your favorite phrase this year? 



2 . What is your favorite food this year? 



3. What is the best movie of 1988? 



4. What is the best album/CD? 



5 . What is the most irritating thing about election year? 

6. What was the most touching event of the Summer Olympics? 



7 . What is the main reason you came to MC? 



8. With the ever-changing hairstyles, from bouffants in the 
sixties to burrs in the eighties, how do you think your 
children will wear their hair? 



9 . Who is your most respected man? 



10. Who is your most respected woman? 



11. What is a favorite faculty phrase, quote, or frequent 
comment? (Please name faculty. Submissions are accepted all year!) 



12. What is your favorite season in Tennessee? 



13. On your dorm floor, who has best/worst room? 



Plans Model 
of African 



MC 

Organization 
Unity: 

The African Studies 
class at MC will hold a Model 
Organization of African Unity 
on November 10 and 17 in 
the Proffitt Dining Hall from 
6 to 9:30 p.m. Students will 
represent 46 African 

countries. Their purpose is to 
debate resolutions about 
Africa's future. The college 
community is invited to 
attend. 



Both the day class 
and the continuing education 
class of African Studies will 
be participating in the Model 
O.A.U. Judges will be Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph Collins, 
former U.S. diplomats, and 
Mrs. June Parker, a travel 
agent. Darrell and Denise 
Franklin, students at MC, 
will chair the sessions. Dr. 
Scott Brunger teaches both 
classes and will direct an 
interim course in January on 
the Model United Nations. 



CPP Notes 

FUTURE TEACHERS: Dr. William Symons, 
superintendent of Alcoa Schools, will present a seminar discussing 
how the changes in education will affect teaching careers in the 
future. He also will discuss resume and interview tips for teaching 
positions. Everyone is welcome! CPP. Friday, November 4, to 
start promptly at 4:00 p.m. The seminar is sponsored by SNEA 
and STEA . 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: a representative from 
the IRS will be in CPP to explain career opportunities for revenue 
officers, auditors, etc. Contact CPP in advance. Wednesday, 
November 9, 9:00 to 11:30. 

INTERNATIONAL CAREER DAY: MC students are 
invited to learn about work and study abroad, as well as about 
scholarships and grants available for students interested in 
international careers. The U.T. Student Center. Wednesday, 
November 9, 9:30 to 3:30. 

CAREERS IN FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, 
ETC: All students are invited to hear Judy Penry, MC grad and 
director of the Budget Division, Department of Energy, talk about 
career opportunities in federal government . Proffitt Dining Room . 
Friday, November 11 at 10:00. 



to have a big effect." So far, 
he has decided on songs by 
Devo, Madness, Men 
Without Hats, and Laurie 
Anderson . 

Since the production 
is still fragmented, Bradley 
said that it is difficult to 
judge its progress; he added 
however, "I'm happy with th 
progress so far . " 

John T. Worth 
noted, "I feel that the 
production of the play so far 
is progressing at a moderate 
but safe pace." 

Bradley pointed ou. 
that real momentum will pick 
up next week, when the 
production as a whole begins 
to take shape: "I'm starting to 
anxiously look forward to the 
time when the different 
elements, which have been 
developing separately, come 
together." 

The result will be 
seen when The Memorandum 
opens on November 17; it will 
run through November 20. 



ACROSS 

1 High mountain 
4 The sweetsop 
8 Fasten 

12 Inlet 

13 Animal coat 

14 Learning 

15 Transgress 

16 Stamina 
18 Trades for 

money 

20 Paradise 

21 Faeroe Islands 
whirlwind 

22 Twisted 

23 Small valley 
27 Distant 

29 Aeriform fluid 

30 Monster 

31 Spanish article 

32 Shallow vessel 

33 That woman 

34 Paid notice 

35 Composition 



37 Seed 

38 Abstract being 

39 Entrance 

40 Encountered 

41 Article 

42 Caudal 
appendage 

44 Chemical 

compound 
47 Destitute 

of money 

51 Period of time 

52 Century plant 

53 Son of Seth 

54 Outfit 

55 Young salmon 

56 Nerve network 

57 Diocese 

DOWN 

1 War god 

2 Unit of Italian 
currency: pi. 

3 Reception room 

4 Simians 



The 

rnsswnrd 

Puzzle 



5 Playing card 

6 Church officials 

7 Ponder 

8 Defame 

9 Vast age 




10 Part of circle 

1 1 Confederate 
general 

17 Concerning 
19 French article 
22 Pale 

24 Forenoon 

25 Permission 
to use 

26 Finishes 

27 Give food to 

28 In addition 

29 Merry 

30 Condensed 
moisture 

32 Mate 

33 Torrid 

36 Therefore 

37 Goddess of 
the moon 

38 Goes in 

40 Distance runner 

41 Equally 

43 Three-toed 
sloth 

44 Actual being 

45 Great Lake 

46 Rant 

47 Baby food 

48 Guide's high 
note 

49 And not 

50 Drunkard 



V-P, from p. 4 

questioned as to who she 
wanted to see in the vice- 
presidential office, replied, i 
want Quayle because he's 
cuter." Quayle's youth was 
also sought after were because 
he could be molded to fit the 
Republican party's ideas . 

Bentsen, an older 
Texas Senator, was chosen for 
an entirely different reason. 
Bentsen was selected to be the 
vice-presidential candidate 
because he is from Texas, an 
important state in the 
electoral race and George 
Bush's home state. Some 
observers felt that Dukakis 
can not win the election 
without pulling the support of 

Texas. 

More recently, 
vice-presidential candidates 
made headlines with their 
debate that, as the October 
17, 1988, issue of Newswed 
put it, "began with Quayle 
looking strong and confident, 
and ended by confirming 
many voters' doubts about his 
stature, maturity, and 
competence . " 

After the debate the 
overnight polls showed that 
Bentsen had won and that 
Bush had lost two to three 
percentage points. 

According to 

Newsweek, Quayle was sen! 
out to the "boondocks" for 
further campaigning after the 
disastrous debate: "Staffers 
could only hope that out of 
sight would be out of mind 
This seems to be true fo f 
several Maryville College 
students who didn't think thai 
the vice-presidential 

candidates had played any 
role in the presidential 
campaigns. 



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Vol. 74, No. 5 



Maryville College 



ECHO 

Friday, November 18, 1988 




Over 1500 people protested on Capital hill Monday, November 7, to demand more attention for the 
nation's homeless. Dr. Benjamin Spock (back center) was among the speakers. 

Matt Way land 



Students join 
homeless rally 



Seminar focus on date rape 



By Jennifer C. Worth 



The problem of date rape is a 
complex societal ill. Maryville 
College is not immune. 

The Life Enrichment Center 
(LEC) will sponsor a seminar by 
Eileen Kogen, director of the 
Sexual Assault Crisis Center in 
Knoxville, which will focus on this 
problem, its causes, and its 
effects. The seminar will be held 
Monday, November 21 at 6:30 
in Crawford House. 

"Basically the most important 
thing we'll be discussing is the 
extent of the problem, because 
so many people who are raped 
by acquaintances don't even 
associate that with the term 
'rape'," Kogen said. 

Jean Webb of the LEC noted, 
"People just aren't aware of it as 
a crime." 

Kogen and some date rape 
victims will be discussing the 
issue; both men and women are 
invited. "We will be looking at 
some of the attitudes that foster 
date rape," Kogen said. 

Kogen also noted that this 
problem can affect anybody. A 
Maryville College date rape 
victim, who did not want to be 
identified, said, "It can happen 
anywhere, anytime, with any- 
body." 

She pointed out that date or 
acquaintance rape does occur 



right here on the MC campus: 
"I know two other people besides 
myself who have had the same 
thing happen to them.. ..It's a lot 
more common than people 
think." 

The effects of date rape are 
deep and complex; she said, "It's 
been a year and a half, and it's 
just now getting to the point 
where I can date like other 
people." 

At the time, she would not have 
attended such a seminar, "be- 
cause I didn't want anyone to 
know what had happened. I 
wanted to pretend that it didn't 
happen." 

What advice what does she 
have for victims and potential 
victims? "I would tell them not 
to do what I did - don't protect 
the person." She also recom- 
mended self-defense training 
and particularly "just being a- 
ware of what situations can lead 
to this, especially If you don't 
know the person very well." 

Kogen noted, "Obviously, men 
don't want to be rapists; women 
don't want to be raped. But 
acquaintance rape happens 
anyway." 

The Sexual Assault Crisis Cen- 
ter, formerly the Knoxville Rape 
Crisis Center, was founded in 
1973. 24-hour Helpline is 
available toll free within a 40- 
mile radius of Knoxville at 522- 
7273. 



The Center offers counseling 
and legal and medical advice 
about "all kinds of sexual as- 
sault," Kogen said. 



by Bill Householder 

On November 6, a group of 1 3 
concerned Maryville College 
students representing the Peace 
Education Task Force, under the 
guidance of senior Steve Led- 
man, made a trip to Washington, 
D.C., to join over 1500 people 
at a rally protesting the condition 
of housing and the plight of the 
homeless in our country. 

The students were invited to 
stay in the Mitch Snyder Shelter 
for the Homeless, a former 
federal building that Snyder and 
his group, the Community for 
Creative Non-violence, took over 
several years ago. 

Of the shelter, Snyder said, 
"While it isn't housing, it's the 
nicest shelter in the country." 

People from all walks of life and 
from all over the country came 
to the rally. Many adorned 
themselves and their cars with 
slogans protesting bad housing 
and the plight of the homeless, 
such as "Build Homes not 



Bombs," "Housing Now!" and 
"Nobody should live like this." 

Many members of Snyder's 
group had been fasting for 46 
days when the MC students 
arrived; their fast was to end on 
November 8, election day. 

Other protestors set up sleep- 
ing areas covered in slogans and 
signs in Lafayette park across 
from the White House. One MC 
student, Bill Henderson, made 
this observation "[It's almost like] 
two Washingtons, one with 
pristine buildings, the other with 
people living in shelters." 

The rally itself began at 10 a.m. 
Monday, November 7, with a 
march from the Capitol City Inn, 
a rat-infested hotel-turned-tene- 
ment in one of the worse sec- 
tions of town, to the front of the 
Capitol building where the rally 
was to be held. 

Cher, Casey Kasem, and pedia- 
trician Benjamin Spock were 
among the many advocates of 
good housing who also protested 

see Rally, p. 3 




Demonstrators for the homeless march from the Capital City Inn to attend a rally on Capital Hill . 
Participants include (center) Cher and Mitch Snyder of the Community for Creative Non-Violence. 



Intramurals need 
participation, p. 7 



MC debate : Back 
in gear , p . 5 



Friday, November 18. 1988 



COMMENTARY 



Society blames 
rape victims 

The world is full of victims. Most of us have been cast in this 
role more than once. We give our language such phrases as 
"victim of fate," "victim of bureaucracy," and even, as pop songs 
lament, "victim of love." 

Obviously, some offenses are more serious than others, leaving 
physical and emotional scars on the victims. Yet society brands 
the victims of some of these offenses with a stigma that further 
harms them 

One topical example is victims of date rape. 

No matter what the circumstances, rape is a heinous crime; the 
rapist shames as well as hurts. Date or acquaintance rape is 
even more terrible, because the assailants have betrayed the 
victims' trust. 

Ironically, the victims suffer as much as (or more than!) the 
rapists from society's pointed finger. "She deserved it." "She must 
have done something to get him 'hot'!" "It was his right." It is no 
wonder that so few date rapes are ever reported! 

No one "deserves" rape, any more than someone can "deserve" 
any other violent crime. And while the world is full of flirts and 
teases, no one possesses the "right" to rape them. 

The motivations behind this crime are complex, intricately bound 
in the net of societal attitudes and sex roles. It is a tragic "catch- 
22" that the same attitudes which create the crime deny comfort 
to the victim. 

Date rape victims are caught in a vicious circle: to prosecute 
their assailants, they must brave societal derision and misunder- 
standing. Yet the time following an attack is the time when their 
courage and stamina are weakest. With their physical and mental 
strength at such a low ebb, they are often unable and unwilling 
to undergo the ordeal that society forces upon them. This 
second ordeal is no more excusable and potentially just as 
harmful as the first ordeal 

Many people are willing to help and sympathize with these 
victims (see related story, p. 1). They are, however, outnum- 
bered. 

Attitudes on this issue are changing, but not fast enough to help 
the multitudes of women (and they are primarily women) who 
have suffered the humiliation of date rape only to face further 
humiliation at the hands of the society they turn to for help. 

This victimization of victims is not only damaging to the 
individuals involved, but it also place a blot on this country's 
lauded dedication to protect individual rights and serve the 
citizens. 

We should turn our attention to this crime and its victims. The 
government cannot solve this problem; we must do it, by facing 
the problem and stopping the attitudes that compound it. 



Highland Echo 



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Material may be turned in to box 2820 or to the Echo staff room, on 
the second floor of Fayerweather. The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Maiyvi lie-Alcoa Daily Times. 




Students make D.C. stand 



by Steve Ledman 
(see related story, p. 1) 



Thirteen Maryville College 
students sat in shocked disbelief 
as the disheveled-appearing 
white man shrieked, "Fire, fire; 
air, air; earth, earth -- mother 
earth!" in a mimic of an ancient 
Indian ritual chant. 

The nine hours of empathetic 
conversation on the plight of the 
homeless which took place while 
traveling to Washington to take 
part in the November 7 Capitol 
Hill demonstration over the lack 
of affordable housing in America 
hadn't prepared the students for 
the powerful intonation shouted 



by this street person. The 13 students and one stu- 
Somehow, homeless people dent's mother had traveled to 
had been imagined as victims Washington to demonstrate on 
unable to control their lives. Capitol Hill so that this man 
This unkempt man's chant re- might have a chance at a piece 
minded students of a powerful of an American pie that they had 
Indian prophet, not of a help- been taught was every Ameri- 
less, homeless victim. can's inheritance. He was de- 
Yet this homeless man rein- manding a chance to inherit 
forced a theme central to the that right: a job with dignity at 
Washington protest organizers' a decent wage, affordable hous- 
message: homeless people ing, an education for his child- 
aren't unable to control their ren, adequate health care, 
lives; they are unable to survive The demonstration had been 
in a society that is structured so organized for this man's rights; 
that some have very much, while for those rights Maryville College 
others have only unemployment students were willing to sacrifice 
and substandard housing that a weekend of college activities 

costs an ever-increasing per- 

centage of any wage they might OP 

earn. see * ^ * > P • ° 



Dont let apathy devour you 



by Bill Householder 



There is a plague that has 
spread across the nation. A 
plague that robs the body of its 
mind, its heart, and its soul. 
This plague starts with an "A", 
but it is not AIDS. It's much 
worse. It's Apathy. 

Webster's defines apathy as a 
*"lack of feeling; absence of 
emotion; indifference." 

Apathy is a condition which 
destroys the very essence of 
humanity in us and brings us 
down to a level concurrent with 
that of a machine: cold and in- 
different. It is a debilitating di- 
sease which causes its victims 
to turn away from things of im- 
portance and hold insignificant 



and trivia! things in high regard. 

People afflicted with apathy are 
usually heard uttering such 
phrases as: "It's not my prob- 
lem," "It doesn't affect me," and 
the most common, "I don't 
care." 

Unfortunately, many things 
people attribute these phrases 
to do affect them, are their 
problem, and are things they 
should care about. Many 
things, such as voting, the 
homeless, nuclear disarmament, 
the elderly, etc., people don't 
want to think about, much less 
acknowledge with protests or 
letters to their congressman. 

What they don't understand is 
that just because they refuse to 
acknowledge its existence, it will 
not automatically go away. On 



the contrary, it will stay... and it 
will grow. There is a book by 
famed illustrator and author 
Maurice Sendak which addres- 
ses the issue of apathy. It is 
called Pierre and is subtitled "A 
Cautionary Tale." It 7s the story 
of a little boy who, in response 
to any question his parents ask 
him says "I don't care". 

At one point in the story a lion 
says that he will eat Pierre and 
Pierre replies, of course, "I don't 
care". Naturally, the lion eats 
him, but his parents force the 
lion to spit Pierre back up and 
then send the lion on his way 
After that experience, Pierre 
decides that he does care, and 

see Apathy, p. 8 



BH 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Friday, November IS, 19S8 - 3 



Ergenbright to solo 
in OR concert 



From The Oak Ridge Civic Music 
Association 



MC Choir Director Robert 
Ergenbright will be among the 
soloists performing with the Oak 
Ridge Chorus and Symphony 
Orchestra on November 19 in 
the auditorium of Oak Ridge's 
Central Baptist Church. 

A children's chorus composed 
of members of the Fourth and 
Fifth Grade Chorus of Linden 
Elementary School will join the 
Oak Ridge Chorus and Sym- 
phony Orchestra for this con- 
cert, which will feature Bach's 
"St. Matthew's Passion." 

Rosemary Ahmad, music direc- 
tor of the chorus, will conduct. 



bass-baritone; Cheryl Hinman, 
soprano; and Sheryl Smyrl, 
mezzo soprano. 

Dent, who soloed with the 
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 
last fall, is from Abilene, Texas, 
where he teaches at Hardin 
Simmons University, and Eng- 
lish, a resident of Shreveport, 
La., teaches voice at Centenary 
College. Hinman and Smyrl are 
both residents of the Oak Ridge 
area who perform frequently 
with the Oak Ridge Chorus. 

Advance tickets are available 
in Knoxville at Proffitt's - East 
Towne and West Town ~ and 
the UT central Ticket Office. In 
Oak Ridge, they may be pur- 
chased at the Pine Tree, Prof- 
fitt's, Jackson Square Pharmacy, 
and Fincher's Pharmacy. 



The concert will begin at 8:15 Advance prices are $9 for 



p.m. 

Featured in this performance 
of what has been called "...the 
most important choral work in 
the German language..." are 
tenor Karl Dent as the Evan- 
gelist, bass Horace English as 
Jesus, and soloists Ergenbright, 



adults, $4.75 for students, $9 for 
senior citizens, and $9 for tickets 
sold in a group of ten or more. 
Seating is unreserved, and tic- 
kets will also be available at the 
door for $1 0.50 for adults, $5.25 
for students, and $9 for senior 
citizens. 



One Life To Live seeks 
campus set for Row' 



(CPS) - Hoping to ingratiate 
itself to some of its most avid 
viewers, the One Life to Live tv 
show is looking for a college 
campus on which to do some 
on-location. 

The ABC daytime drama has 
placed ads in 50 college papers 
asking students to write and 
explain why their campus "would 
be the perfect location" for 
several episodes featuring "Fra- 
ternity Row," the program's "soap 
within a soap." 

While just choosing a campus 
might have been a more conven- 
tional way to select a location, 
"this was a way to increase 
college enthusiasm for the show," 
said Jason Bondeross, the 
show's spokesman. 'There was 
already a large college audience 
and this was a way to get them 
more excited about the program. 

It was fun." 

"We're very open. The campus 
has to be in the United States, 
but it can be big or small, rural 
or urban." said Bondeross. 

ABC's research indicates 
"many" of One Life to Live's 
viewers are college students, 
Bondeross said. 

The unusual approach to 
finding a campus site for the 



opportunity to make contact with 
the college audience." 

ABC would use the campus to 
portray the career of a young 
"actress," following her from 
modeling assignments to tv 
commercials to her role in the 
fictional "Fraternity Row." 

"Fraternity Row" also provides 
viewers with a "behind-the- 
scenes look at daytime televi- 
sion," Bondeross explains. 

And it also gives campuses a 
good chance to advertise them- 
selves. 

"From the number of college 
presidents, dean's offices, and 
individual students who have 
called in." Bondeross said, "it's 
been a very effective ad." 

When the opportunity arises, 
colleaes do compete fiercely to 
get their names and even build- 
ings included in movies and tv 
shows. A number of schools 
campaigned in 1987 to host A 
Different World, the Cosby Show 
spinoff that takes place on a 
campus. 

Spellman College in Atlanta 
eventually won the chance, but, 
although many of the set de- 
signs are based on real rooms 
at Spellman, the show's pro- 
ducers ultimately decided not to 
use footage of the campus itself. 




Director Frank Bradley (right ) coaches actors Bill Householder, Jennifer C Worth, John Worth, 
and Missy Pankake during a rehersal of The Memorandum. The play continues its run tonight, 
tonViYiGrrow night, and Sunday afternoon. 



Rattle and Hum : U2*s music 
narrates powerful story 



by Andi Bristol 



The plot is simple, the charac- 
ters well known, Bono, The 
Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry 
Mullen.jr. U2 Rattle And Hum is 
the story of U2. If you like the 
band, you'll love the movie. 

The movie is, for the most part, 
a compilation of concert footage 
from their last American tour 
interspersed with few - in fact, 
far too few - clips of interviews 
with the band and recording 
sessions. 

Despite the fact that I left the 



movie wishing I'd seen more of 
the personal side of the band, 
the concert footage perhaps 
conveys more about the band 
and its members than they could 
about themselves. 

From Memphis to Tempe and 
lots of stops in between, each 
concert clip was another chapter 
in this story of a band and its 
growth - the music is the nar- 
rator. 

The movie shows the band 
performing their standard num- 
bers: "Sunday Bloody Sunday," 
with political commentary a la 
Bono on the subject of the 



Rally, from p. 1 



and spoke at the rally. They 
marched with protestors halfway 
to the Capitol. 

At the rally the protestors 
listened to a cappella gospel 
groups and speeches by home- 
less people and the celebrities. 
In his speech concerning the 
plight of the homeless and lack 
of better housing, Dr. Spock 
noted, "We are the wealthiest 
nation in the world, and we're 
letting our people live like this. 
It's not right!" 

At the end of the rally, a num- 
ber of protestors committed civil 
disobedience by seating them- 
selves in the road in front of the 
Capitol. Of the 13 MC students 
who were at the rally, eight were 
arrested and charged with un- 



lawful assembly. 

Even though Snyder and the 
police had made arrangements 
ahead of time to have the civil 
disobedience under control so 
those who participated would 
not have to go through a long 
processing at the police station, 
the protestors had to go through 
much red tape, anyway. Many 
of the MC students did not get 
released until after midnight. 

Those students who were 
arrested were Amy Bontrager, 
Missy Combast, Wendy Layne, 
Matt Wayland, Sara Townsend, 
Jennifer Conn, Heather Newell, 
and Bill Henderson. Olivia Kane, 
Wendy Layne's mother was also 
arrested. 

The remaining students who 
participated in the march and 
rally were Steve Ledman, Bill 
Householder, Be Maia, Keri 
Terwedow, and Lesley Osborne. 



Northern Ireland conflict and its 
violence, and "Pride (In the 
Name of Love)," with a silhouette 
of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 
background. 

The band also does a new 
rendition of "I Still Haven't found 
what I'm Looking For" with 
Harlem's New Freedom Gospel 
Choir. While the religious basis 
of the song was obvious from 
the lyrics, the addition of the 
choir and their religious fervor 
gives the song a whole new 
perspective. 

The new songs that find their 
way into the movie include "Van 
Dieman's Land", a moving and 
powerful song by The Edge; their 
new hit "Desire"; and "When Love 
Comes to Town" written in honor 
ofB.B. King, who joins them on 
the track both on guitar and 
vocals. 

Since a lot of fans have not 
had the opportunity to see the 
band live, this movie provides an 
adequate substitute and is well 
worth seeing. 



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NEWS/FEATURE 



Cookbook raises 
scholarship funds 



by Jennifer C. Worth 



Ever try peanut butter stew? 
How about "swope" bread? Want 
to make a casserole on a busy 
day? Or attempt cheese blintzes 
but don't know how? Need a gift 
idea? 

The Maryville College Women's 
Club has the answer: The Edu- 
cated Palate, a cookbook full of 
recipes from club members, 
faculty, staff, and alumni. 

The cookbook is available for 
eight dollars in the bookstore or 
from any club member. A table 
for selling the cookbooks will be 
set up in Pearson's on December 
8 and/or 9. All proceeds go 
towards MC scholarships. 

Pam Bradley, who chaired the 
women's club cookbook com- 
mittee, said that the idea for the 
project first arose at a club 
meeting last fall, when the group 
began discussing how many 
good recipes they had among 
them. 

Lew Rudisill, committee mem- 
ber and MC's director of camps 
and conferences, concurred, 
adding, M We had such a good 
meeting and such a good 
meal... the idea just went from 
there. " 

The club saw the cookbook as 
a potential fund raiser; "[Raising 
scholarship money] is one of the 



key things the women's club 
does," Bradley noted; "We 
thought this would be a good 
way to pull together on it." 

Once the idea got underway, 
the club organized the commit- 
tee, whose members were re- 
sponsible for collecting recipes, 
organizing them, finding the bits 
of MC trivial that garnish the 
book, and actually executing 
the typing and printing. 

The committee included Brad- 
ley, Rudisill, Marilyn Lewis, Sue 
Ramger, Connie Davis, and 
Bertha Kinsinger. In addition, 
June Parker was a driving force 
behind the cookbook idea. 

"All through last year we had 
tasting parties," said Bradley of 
the recipe selection process. 

Rudisill said of these gather- 
ings, "We got to know each 
other better, and we got to 
experience the dishes." 

In all, the committee chose 
nearly 300 recipes, mostly from 
women's club members and 
from alumni. "We really got a 
good response from alumni," 
Bradley said. 

The recipes run the gamut 
from ordinary to exotic. There 
are some international recipes," 
Bradley pointed out. "We're 
glad, because it's not like every 



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National college enrollment booms 
causing hassles large schools 



by Michael O'Keeffe 



(CPS) - Thefmal figures are not 
in yet, but most evidence sug- 
gests there are more students 
going to colleges nationwide this 
fall than last year. 

"We expect enrollment to be 
higher this fall," said Elaine 
El-khawas of the American 
Council on Education (ACE) in 
Washington, D.C. 

"Everybody I've spoken to 
refers to the fact that applications 
were up," said Bob Aaron of the 
National Association of State 
Universities and Land Grant 
Colleges. That would lead me 
to believe that enrollments are 
up, but my guess is based on 
anecdotes, not actual enrollment 
figures*" 

The anecdotes typically con- 
cern jammed classrooms, 
packed dorms, and not enough 
teachers around to lead courses. 

In mid-October, for instance, 
Stephens College in Missouri 
announced that it had too many 
students wanting to take a basic 
English course and too few 
professors able to teach it next 
semester, and thus they would 
have to turn away half the stu- 
dents signing up for the class. 

At the University of Arizona, 
Assistant Fine Arts Dean Lynne 
Tronsdal fretted that UA's four- 
percent enrollment increase 
would threaten the school's 



ability to'to serve these students 
in a way that they have a right 
to." 

The University of Texas College 
of Liberal Arts is six to eight 
months behind in doing degree 
checks for applicants, officials 
conceded last week. 

No one will really know what 
the nationwide enrollment figures 
are until at least December or 
January, when the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education plans to 
release its official head count, 
department analyst Norman 
Brandt said. 

In its annual back-to-school 
projections last August, the 
department predicted some 
12,560,000 students would enroll 
this fall, up slightly from last 
fall's 12,544,000 students. 

That's more people than many 
countries," explained Anne 
G rosso of the College Board. 

Scores of individual schools 
already have reported that their 
enrollments have increased -- in 
some cases dramatically - since 
last fall. 

Maryland's 19 community 
colleges' enrollment grew by 
seven percent, but some 
schools report increases much 
greater than that. Anne Arundel 
Community College, for exam- 
ple, has 17 percent more stu- 
dents than last fall, while Mont- 
gomery College's Germantown 
campus reported a 20 percent 
increase. 



"Families are sort of cutting a 
deal" with their kids, James D. 
Tschechtelin, director of Mary- 
land's State Board for Com- 
munity Colleges, explained. 
They're saying to young people, 
'why don't you go for a [relative- 
ly inexpensive] community col- 
lege for two years, and then you 
pick it." i i j ? 

Colleges in Utah, too, are 
reporting massive enrollment 
increases. Utah Valley Com- 
munity College reports -a 32 
percent enrollment increase, 
while Salt Lake Community 
College has 66 percent more 
students than last fall. I Utah 
State has 27 percent more stu- 
dents, while Snow College 
counted a 75 percent enrollment 
increase. 

Southeast Louisiana, Arizona 
State, Northern i Kentucky, and 
Indiana universities, many oth- 
ers, have reported high enroll- 
ments. 

So have the universities of 
Texas and North Dakota. 

St. Olaf, Grove City, Del Mar, 
and Rhode Island colleges, the 
universities of Texas-El Paso, 
Arizona, Pennsylvania, South 
Dakota, and Dallas, Mahkato 
State and Northwestern State 
universities all said they had 
more students this fall. 

Not all schools, of Course, 
have increases. The numbers 



see Enroll, p. 5 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, November 18, 1988 - 5 



Debate returns ; team prepares to compete 



by Lissa McLeod 



Debating has a long history, 
beginning with the early Greeks 
and evolving into a modern team 
sport. 

Maryville College also has a 
long history of debate, once 
boasting of a team that could 



better Harvard or Princeton. 
Three years ago alumni debaters 
contributed money to reestablish 
the program, and the program 
is now growing with the in- 
creased numbers of students on 
campus. 

The Maryville debate team is 
a member of CEDA (Cross 
Examination Debate Association), 



the largest college debate or- 
ganization in the country. This 
association deals with value- 
based propositions rather than 
the policy-based propositions of 
the other large debate associa- 
tion, the National Debate Tourna- 
ment (NDT). 

CEDA teams debate two topics 
per year -one in the fall and one 










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meetings of the Model Organization for African Unity, Thursday, November 1 



Enroll, from p. 4 



of students enrolled at Harvard 
and the universities of Illinois 
and Tennessee, for example, are 
down. Enrollments also are 
down at Louisiana State, Cat 
Baptist College and Christopher 
Newport College in Virginia. 

Students aeem to be the ones 
who suffer the most when the 
population rises at large 
schools. 

There's no question I'm not as 
effective as I could be," said 
University j of Texas biology 
teaching assistant Mike Scioli of 
the huge sizes of his class sec- 
tions. 1 can't tell if students 
understand what I'm presenting, 
because they're afraid to ask 
questions in such a large class." 

Freshmen at Penn have had 
problems getting into classes 
that were already overcrowded 
before they were allowed to 
register for them. 

Students at Rhode Island Col- 
•ege, Clarion College, North 
Carolina State, and Western 
Michigan universities and the 
universities of Miami, Connec- 
ticut, and Texas, to name just a 
few, found themselves doubled- 



and tripled-up in campus hous- 
ing this fall. 

Campuses are getting over- 
crowded, moreover, just at the 
time when most demographers 
predicted college enrollment 
nationwide would drop precipi- 
tously. | 

The reason, they said, was that 
there are fewer 18-year-olds - 
the people who, of course, 
traditionally staff freshman clas- 
ses -- around. 

The U.S. Education Depart- 
ment, in its "Back to school 
forecast," attributed enrollment's 
failure to crash to "small increa- 
ses in the attendance rate of the 
traditional college-age group 
[18-to-24-year-olds] and some- 
what larger increases in the 
attendance of women, older 
students and those attending on 
a part-time basis." 

But now some think it may not 
crash at all. 

ACE's El-Khawas no longer 
agrees that the number of 1 8-to- 
-24- year-olds is declining. She 
believes the age group has hit 
a "plateau," while more of them 
are attending college. 

But more significant, observers 
say, is the increased number of 
female and older students regis- 
tering. "Now the average age 



of college students is 24, 25 
years old," said Grosso. 
There's a lot more adults going 
to school." 

There's a sustained and 
strong interest in college, and 
it's not just among 18-to-24- 
year-olds," Aaron concurred. 

The econpmy is shaky," 

added El-Kahwas. "People feel 
they need all the education they 
can get. People are going back 
to school to get master's de- 
grees and become specialists. 
They're responding tothe econ- 
omy. They're preparing them- 
selves for the job market." 

"More and more women are 
finding themselves as the heads 
of their households, and they 
want the necessary skills to 
support their families," Grosso 
added. 

But many observers still be- 
lieve enrollments will shrink 
eventually. 

College enrollments will hit a 
high of 12,585,000 in 1990, the 
Education Department's Brandt 
predicted, but will drop to 
12,408,000 by 1992 as the pool 
of 18-to-24-year-olds shrinks. 

There's a dip coming further 
down the road," said Grosso. 
The number of 1 8-year-olds will 
decrease. That's a fact." 



in the spring. This fall's resolu- 
tion was "Resolved: That sig- 
nificant third party participation 
in elections would benefit the 
electoral process." 

Recent topics have also in- 
cluded "Resolved: That freedom 
of the press is oversized" and 
"Resolved: That covert action in 
Central America is desirable." 

Debate Advisor Susan Camp- 
bell noted that there are miscon- 
ceptions surrounding debate: 
"People think that if they are 
good at arguing and intelligent 
they are a debater already." 

This is not the case. Training 
in debate includes learning skills 
such as processes of attack and 
defense, inferences, case writing, 
and format for debate. Cultiva- 
ting these skills requires patience 
and persistence. 

Once a debater acquires the 
necessary skills they must be 
able to apply the skills to chang- 
ing topics and high-pressure 
situations. A typical CETA de- 
bate round lasts for one hour 
and includes a statement of the 
affirmative case, a statement of 
the negative case, cross exami- 
nation, rebuttal, and concluding 
remarks. 

Veteran debater Aeffraed Chiv- 
erton affirmed the value of this 
experience, saying, "You get a 
chance to use so many skills: 
debating, research, and critical 
thinking. It helps you become 
a well-rounded person." 

Chiverton is the only returning 
debater on this year's team of 
eight. Because of the inexperi- i 
ence of the team members, the 
debate team is not competitive > 
this semester. 

Instead, they have tried to 
develop the skills necessary to 
be competitive in the future. 
Campbell hopes they will be 
able to compete at a national 
CETA tournament in South 



Carolina at the end of March, 

1989. 

In preparation for this tourna- 
ment and to observe other stu- 
dents ~ their competition -- «n 
action, the debate team is travel- 
ing to the University of Alabama 
at Tuscaloosa this weekend. 
This trip will allow them to com- 
pare their preparation with that 
of other teams from around the 
country. 

Campbell stressed that any 
students who might be inter- 
ested in debate, especially those 
who debated in high school, 
come talk to her about the team. 

Debate is a three-hour elective 
for the first two terms a student 
enrolls and then becomes a 
one-hour course for the remain- 
ing semesters. 

While Campbell stresses that 
this is not a light-weighr elec- 
tive, she feels it is invaluable for 
someone who would like to 
developed techniques and skills 
for articulate verbal communica- 
tion. 

Chiverton added that "it is hard 
to understand how much work 
goes into it," but that with "every 
contest you grow even more." 

Plans for the future of debate 
at Maryville College look bright. 
According to Chiverton there is 
a push to recruit more students 
for the team, possibly with the 
aid of several debate scholar- 
ships. There is also hope for 
more tournaments once the 
present debate squad becomes 
more pornpetftfve. 

Students who are interested in 
participating in debate should 
contact Susan Campbell, 128 
Sutton Science Center, or 
Aelfraed Chiverton, box 2302. 

The other j members of the 
debate team are Paige Dosten, 
Heidi Hoffecker, Katie King, 
Amanda Krenning, Richard 
McDonald, Michael Moore, and 
Jennifer Stanley. 



Food, from p. 4 

other cookbook in town." 

The recipes cover a variety of 
tastes: Chicken Paprika (Papri- 
kas Csirke) from Vic and Sallie 
Schoen, Jane Huddleston's 
vegetable soup, Ethiopian honey 
bread (yemarineyewotetdabo) 
from Margaret Cummings, 
Salade Nicoise from Lynn Ann 
Best, and "Russ Parker's 
Favorite Caramel Chocolate 
Squares" from June Parker. 

There's even former governor 
Lamar Alexander's recipe for 
Tennessee apple pie." 

While recipes are the book's 
focus, they are not its sole 



ingredient. "It doesn't just have 
recipes; it also has tidbits of 
information and the drawings of 
campus buildings," Bradley said. 

She estimated that the club 
has sold "close to 400" copies 
out of a stock of 1 ,000. Both 
Bradley and Rudisill stressed 
that the club welcomes any 
creative ideas from students on 
how to promote the book. 

Rudisill noted, "We think that 
this cookbook would be a won- 
derful Christmas present for 
students to take home." 

Looking ahead, the club is 
considering a second edition. 
Rudisill said, "We're certainly 
open to receiving winning reci- 
pes from students." 



6 -Friday, November 18, 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Alums educate 
grassroots voters 



From An SEP News Release 



Recent Maryville College gradu- 
ates Hubert Dixon, III, and Laura 
Starkey worked In grassroots 
organizing efforts to further voter 
education. 

Dixon was part of a "David and 
Goliath" battle fought in the Ken- 
tucky election. He worked as 
a campaign worker for the Ken- 
tuckians for the Commonwealth 
(KFTC) promoting a state refer- 
endum to restrict the rights of 
strip mining companies. 

KFTC placed Dixon in its Louis- 
ville campaign office to inform 
urban residents of the impor- 
tance of the (constitutional) 
Amendment 2 on the state bal- 
lot. The campaign was aimed 
at ending the abuse of the 
"broad form deed," an archaic 
practice that allowed companies 
holding mineral rights to disrupt 
surface land without consulting 
the owners. 

Mineral rights are usually held 
by land and energy companies 
in such cases, while surface 
ownership tends to be in the 
hands of people still living on 
the land, particularly in eastern 
Kentucky. Failure to control 
surface land use has meant 
trouble for agriculture and eco- 
nomic development in mountain 
counties. 

The Kentucky legislature 
passed a law in 1984 returning 
control of surface land to own- 
ers, but the coal industry in 
1987 won a state Supreme 
Court reversal (through a tied 
vote of judges) of the law. 

Community organizations had 
no choice but to work to amend 
the state constitution to protect 
legislative protection of surface 
rights. 

KFTC received widespread 
support from both Republicans 
and Democrats. Nonetheless, 
it face a major effort to explain 
the issue on a nationwide basis. 
A very technical and difficult a- 
mendment was on the ballot. 
The coal industry had the finan- 
cial resources to oppose a "Yes" 
campaign. 

The amendment effort also had 
to include reaching the large 
urban centers of Lexington, 
Louisville, and northern Ken- 
tucky, as well as western Ken- 
tucky. 

Dixon was very active in ex- 
plaining the "Yes" vote in Louis- 
ville: speaking to groups, con- 
tacting voters, and publicizing 



the issue. He explained how the 
empowerment of mountain 
people in control of land use 
would benefit city residents. 

KFTC has begun to establish 
chapters in more populated 
areas, often on issues related to 
pollution and toxic waste, also 
raising land use questions. 

In North Carolina, Laura St~ - 
key worked in voter registrc on 
and "getting out the vote" under 
the auspices of the Piedmont 
Peace Project. Her work there 
was sponsored by an internship 
provided by the Southern Em- 
powerment Project (SEP) in 
Maryville. 

Starkey's work for Piedmont 
provided instruction on voting 

sec SEP P . 7 




During SEP training, MC grad Hubert Dixon (right) attends a discussion by Maureen OConnell, 
an organizer with Save Our Cumberland Mountains. SEP 



Clothes make the employee, in bosses' eyes, 
so follow advice for successful wardrobe 



by Jana Dalton 



"Because I'm worth it," the ad 
claims. 

And, actually, it's true, when 
you consider four years of col- 
lege as an investment in your- 
self. 

It's a sign of achievement, 
personal confidence, and the 
desire to grow. But regardless 
of where you are in your degree 
process, whether beginning or 
finishing, there is (or should be) 
another required course. 

Most colleges do not offer it, 
but the business world expects 
it... "Successful Business Dress- 
ing." 

"Clothes?" you scoff. "Who 
cares about what I wear?" 

Well, no one. No one except 
your employer, and rest assured 
that he or she has very definite 
guidelines on the do's and 
don't's of dressing. And don't 
mistakenly think that a zestful 
personality or striking resume 
will camouflage a shoddy ap- 
pearance. On the contrary, 
such personalities or resumes 
are rarely even noticed by a 
potential employer who has 
been turned off by sight alone. 

First, impressions do carry 
weight. 

For men and women alike, the 
first step in successful business 
dressing is research. Take time 
to visit the perspective firm 
during arrival and departure 
hours, or during lunch hours, in 



order to see the employees' 
clothing. It is important to be an 
individual, but it is equally impor- 
tant to blend with the environ- 
ment. 

If the company you're aiming 
for wears jeans and boots as a 
norm, then a three-piece suit is 

out of the question. And vice 
versa, of course. 

Secondly, invest in a good 
interview suit. Make this one 
occasion that you are not con- 
cerned with "mix 'n' match," 
"blue light specials," or optional 

party wear. Like a uniform, it 
should be for one purpose on- 
ly-to make your employer com- 
fortable. 

Today's fashions are less re- 
strictive for both sexes, but 
standards do exist. A fine bal- 
ance between a personal touch 
and good taste is the key to 
appropriate dress. 

For men, the suit still survives 
as the be-all for business attire, 
although three-piece suits are 
declining in popularity. Men 
should also know that pastel- 
colored shirts and the use of 
accessories are on the rise, as 
men. The ambitious drive is still 
present, but the need to "power 
dress" is on the decline. 

Women have slightly looser 
reign with their clothing. Suits 
or dresses are acceptable. But 
women must be ever aware of 
the working image these clothes 
convey. 

Girlish, seductive, or masculine 
clothing is generally not con- 



ducive to an office environment. 
A conservative or sophisticated 
look is most flattering. 

Colors, as with men's clothing, 
should be appropriate to the 
field. Banking demands dark, 
somber colors; advertising al- 
lows practically anything; law 
firms require a pin-striped, tail- 
ored design. 

Skirt lengths are still in ques- 
tion, but slightly above-knee 
lengths are becoming more ac- 
ceptable, while mini's are simply 
out of the question. Typically 
for a board meeting or an inter- 
view, below the knee is the 
safest length. 

Be cautious of too much jewel- 
ry or make-up. You are part of 

a business environment, not a 
fashion show. The general rule: 
less is more. 

If it seems overwhelming- 
relax. There are a few pointers 
that can transform the* worst 
dresser. 

Do-Be neat. Check for strings 
on clothing; scuff marks or heel 
damage on shoes (which should 
be cleaned the night before); 
wrinkled apparel. Creases are 
highly visible--so iron! 

Don't-Wear synthetic materi- 
als. Polyester blends often 
convey cheapness, so stick with 
quality fabrics. Wear brightly 
colored socks or hosiery. 

Do-Carry tasteful purses 
and/or briefcases. Leather in 
dark colors is preferable. 

Do-Be well groomed. Invest 
in a good haircut and check nail 



appearance. Chipped, dirty or 
unkept fingernails are a dead 
giveaway that you are not a 
professional. 

When you are preparing for an 
interview or for business dress- 
ing, remember the outer layer 
represents the inner layer. 
You've invested four years in 
your brain, so don't forget the 
packaging! Dress for success 
and experience the difference. 



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SERVICES 



SPORTS 



Friday, November 18, 1988 - 7 




Matthew Granstrand tangles with a Tennessee Tech player for the ball during the Scots' last 
game , November 1 . The Scots went on to win 9-0, for a season record of 16-4-0 

Steve Hutton 



SEP, from p. 6 



rights and the process of voting. 
"How to vote" literature distribu- 
ted in the state included photo- 
graphs of Laura going through 
the steps of voting in polling 
places. 

After graduation, Starkey and 
Dixon entered training to be- 
come community organizers 
through internships with the 
SEP. A 1988 Maryville graduate, 
Nancy Phillips, also participated 
in the program. 

SEP is located in an office 



building a short distance from 
the Maryville campus. SEP's 
program included instruction 
and field experience during the 
summer of 1988 in Kentucky, 
Tennessee, and North Carolina. 
Starkey and Dixon were among 
21 interns in the SEP training. 
SEP provides assistance to 
those who complete its intern- 
ship by providing information 
on jobs available in organizing 
and advice on seeking employ- 
ment. Now entering its third 
year of programming, SEP has 
been successful in connecting 



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its former interns with member- 
r un organizations requiring 
professional organizers. 

Tennessee organizations ac- 
tive in SEP include the Tennes- 
see Hunger Coalition, Save Our 
Cumberland Mountains, and 
Solutions to Issues of Concern 
to Knoxvillians. Other SEP 
member groups are in North 
Carolina and Kentucky. 

Maryville students are invited 
to visit and speak to the staff at 
the SEP office, located at 323 
Ellis Avenue. For those who 
cannot afford the cost of an 
internship, SEP can provide 
information on possible financial 
assistance to those who qualify 
as interns. SEP Coordinator 
June Rostan is a Maryville alum- 
na. 



Intramural sports 
try to involve MC 



by Steve Hutton 



The purpose of intramurai 
athletics is "to get non-varsity 
athletes involved in competitive 
sports and to provide them with 
a social opportunity," said In- 
tramural Director Wes Moore. 
However, student involvement 
has been the biggest problem 
so far. 

"The committee works hard to 
offer different things for everyone, 
but the students are too apathe- 
tic. The same people participate 
every time," said participant 
Kandis Schram. "Intramurals 
should be more social and fun; 
there's just not enough participa- 
tion." 

In the first two sports offered, 
tennis and football, there were 
few participants. Tennis had to 
be cancelled because there were 
not enough people to compete. 

Football fielded only four men's 
teams and two women's teams. 
Captain Jody Ellis led the Scabs 



to the men's championship, while 
Sharon Wood guided PMS II to 
the women's title. 

There are eight other sports 
offered this year. They include 
volleyball, billiards, racquetball, 
spades, softball, and doubles 
tennis. Ping pong registration 
has been extended due to lack 
of players and everyone is en- 
couraged to sign up. 

The singles events are sched- 
uled by the students that par- 
ticipate. The two opposing 
players are matched up and 
given four or five days to play 
at a time convenient to both. 
The winner is then matched up 
with his next opponent. 

Team sports games are sched- 
uled twice a week, usually on 
Wednesdays and Sundays. 
There is no cost to participate, 
and competition is open to all 
students and faculty. To sign 
up, get a form from the displays 
in the P.E. Building or in Fayer- 
weather Hall and return it to the 
box in the P.E. Building. 



Ladies starter profiled 

by Lori Chambers 



The Lady Scots basketball team 
travels to Washington to start 
their season this weekend. 
Starting point Valerie Matlock has 
high hopes for the team's pro- 
spects. 

This "quarterback" for the 
Maryville College women's 
basketball team says, "I have a 
feeling we will go far this year, 
especially since everyone is 
expecting great things from us." 

Matlock, a 5'3" sophomore is 






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(Winner Announced at Nov. 1 V Game.) 



Women's tennis team 
finishes winning season 

by Yvonne Cosentino 



The Maryville College women's tennis team finished the season 
with a 7-2 duel match record. The team placed fourth in the 
WTAC division. 

"I felt that we grew as a team and that our overall performance 
was successful," said Christi Brown, a freshman player. 

Other players include Raina Boring, Becky Shakelford, Heather 
Holm, Pam Hunter, Lynn Burgin, Ann Beatty, Andrea Dye, Vicki 
Wester, and Michelle Smith. 

Coach David Cartlidge said that they will lose two of the top 
six position players next year. "Raina [Boring] is our number 
one player. She's played with us for the past four years, and 
she'll be the hardest to replace." 

Christi Brown's outlook for next season is that the team will be 
losing some really good players, but they are bringing back a lot 
of talent. 



a 1 987 graduate of Heritage High 
School. With a very rewarding 
high school basketball career. 
She was a three-year varsity 
letterman; captain, senior year; 
Honorable Mention All-County, 
senior year; Sportswoman of the 
Year, senior year; and was Player 
of the Week her junior and senior 
years. 

Matlock decided to come to 
MC because she had a good 
chance at a starting position. 

As a freshman at Maryville she 
was awarded the Most Improved 
Player of the Year for the 1 987-88 
season. 

Matlock feels that she has 
improved a great deal since las*: 
year, due in part to the team's 
hard work. The Lady Scots 
practice anywhere from two-and 
a half to three hours a day, six 
days a week. 

The team has a lot of talent this 
year, and Matlock said, "I'm 
really excited about the team and 
the season." She feels that the 
team will end the season with a 
strong winning record. 

The Lady Scots will begin their 
season by traveling to Washing- 
ton, D.C., November 18 and 19 
for a tournament. Matlock will 
be starting these games at the 
point guard position. She be- 
lieves that the team will start the 
season off with a few wins ir\ 
D.C. 



8 -Friday, November 18, 1988 



THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Drivers, be warned: parking outside the lined spaces in the 
Fayerweather lot will no longer be permitted, especially along 
the angled side of the lot (towards the PE Building). Warning 
notices are currently being handed out; if the problem persists, 
tickets will follow. 

Library hosts exhibit 

From The Japan Center of Tennessee 

t 

The Japan Center of Tennessee is sponsoring an exhibit of 
traditional and contemporary Japanese objects at the Blount 
County Library, 301 McGhee Street, Maryville, Tennessee. 

The dates of the exhibit are November 1 through November 
30, 1988. Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The library is closed 
on Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. 

For more information, please call the Blount County Public 
Library at (615) 982-0981 or the Japan Center of Tennessee at 
(615) 898-2229. 



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Editor's notes: 

The staff of the Highland Echo would like to thank Sue WyaK, 
Bill Etling, and Carl Pagles for their financial help in improving 
the appearance of the Echo. 

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parents to help us, either, 
he and his parents live happily 
ever after. 

Many of us, (Yes, myself in- 
cluded), are like Pierre; we are 
just too wrapped up in our own 
little worlds to care about any- 
thing or anyone but our lives 
and ourselves. 

But there are people out there 
in the world who are like the lion 
and are waiting for us to say 
don't care," then they will do 
whatever they want to us and 
we will do whatever they tell us 
to simply because we don't care 
enough to question or challenge 
the lion. There won't be any 

What should we do, then, ir. 
order to stay out of the lion of 
apathy's belly? 

Bob Marley said it best: "Get 
up, stand up. Stand up for your 
rights." If something sounds or 
looks wrong to you, question it! 
Don't wait for your neighbor to 
do it, he's waiting for you. 
Don't turn your back on those 
less fortunate than you, they're 
your neighbors, too, and they 
need help. Care about yourself 
by caring about others. 

That's the way we can climb 
out of the belly of the lion of 
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for the company of society's 
outcasts - smelly, dirty, unedu- 
cated street people, fit, in some 
eyes, only for charity, not for a 
respectable place in society. 

He, like most homeless, under- 
employed people was willing to 
work day labor building our 
cities; was willing to cook our 
food, wash our dishes, and carry 
our garbage; was willing to do 
those menial unprestigious 
things which are so necessary 




to our society's survival but 
which are considered worthy 
only of wages below those es- 
timated sufficient to provide a 
family with a poverty level of 
subsistence. 

For him, and those like him, 
Maryville College students were 
willing to sacrifice a weekend of 
college comfort to struggle, 
however insignificantly it might 
seem, for his rights and for 
society's dignity -- a dignity 
found when society's members, 
no matter their eccentricities or 
capacities, are afforded the right 
to work at a decent wage that 
3nables them to provide for 
themselves and their families. 

For this homeless man, forced 
into a shelter to be warehoused 
until disease, the despair of 
alcoholism, or the street's vio- 
lence kills him, and for the mil- 
lions of Americans working for 
minimum wages living in sub- 
standard housing that costs too 
much, 13 Maryville students and 
one parent were compelled to 
drive over 20 hours; to march 
through Washington's infamous 
ghettos; to gather below the 
symbol of America's greatness, 
her Capitol Building; and to try 
in their limited capacity to stop 
the madness of a society that 
spends more to kill people than 



it does to help them live. 

Did the eight students arrested 
and the five students and one 
parent who joined in their pro- 
test at the Capitol accomplish 
anything? We can't know, but 
we would like to think that their 
trying made a difference. At 
least, in their trying, they fortify 
America's greatness - a great- 
ness built upon people's willing- 
ness to sacrifice of themselves 
for a better America. 

For, as Mitch Snyder said, "If 
you do nothing, then you are 
guaranteed to achieve nothing; 
if you try something, then you 
are guaranteed to achieve 
something." 

Yes, those who went to Wash- 
ington tried something. Con- 
demn them, laugh at them, or 
pity them; they accomplished 
what they wanted: America 
.thought about the issue of 
homelessness one day before 
the election. She had their 
witness to her shame of children 
going without. 

They were able to carry on the 
grand tradition of Jefferson: 
unwilling to stand passively by 
while a nation's priorities over- 
looked the rights of all its citi- 
zens, he, like the Maryville Col- 
lege demonstrators, demanded 
change. 



HIGHLAND 



Vol. 74, No. 6 



Maryville College 




ECHO 

Friday, December 9, 1988 



Nursing degree joint program proposed 




Nursing students, instructed by Gail Clift (centeTJ, study patient-oare techniques using 
r.lassroom manequin. Future MC nursing studentswill recieve a joint degree with UTK, if a 
current proposal passes the Board of Trustees. 



File Photo 



Senate plans budget policy 



by Lissa McLeod 



At the November 1 7 meeting 
of the Student Senate, Academic 
Life Committee members re- 
ported on a proposal from that 
committee recommending that 
only people who would com- 
plete requirements for gradua- 
tion by the end of the summer 
be allowed to walk in May's 
commencement exercises. Ex- 
ceptions would be made for fall 
student teaching or internships. 

The present policy requires 
completion of requirements by 
December to walk in May. The 
committee was acting on con- 
cern that at least half of those 
who walked last May did not 
receive diplomas. This proposal 
is to go into effect with the class 
of 1990. 

The proposal from the ALC 
went before the All College 
Council on Thursday, December 
1, but Dr. Dean Boldon, aca- 
demic vice-president, decided 
to take it back to the ALC for 
revisions, possibly concerning 
an implementation date. 

Student Senator and ACC 



member Sabine Hutchison said, 
"I understand their position, but 
it seems like students will be 
punished.. ..If they expect to 
implement this policy, classes 
need to be offered every year 
and scheduling problems 
worked out." Hutchison also 
noted that this plan will require 
closer communication between 
students and their advisors. 

Following revision by the ALC, 
the proposal will return to the 
Student Senate. 

The Student Senate's last 
meeting of this semester, Thurs- 
day, December 8, covered Presi- 
dent Ferrin's "vision paper," 
preliminary discussion of the 
Student Activity Fee, and a 
report from the Alcohol Task 
Force with their recommenda- 
tion for the January meeting of 
the Board of Directors. 

The vision paper is a picture 
of what the college will look like 

in 1994. It is not designed to 

provide specific policies, but 

rather to give the institution a 

common vision for the future. 

Staff and faculty groups have 

developed responses to the 

paper, and the students are now 



preparing their response. 

Jon Allison, president of Stu- 
dent Senate, said that the ad- 
ministration is interested in "the 
students making comments so 
[their] opinions are heard." 
There is a copy in the library for 
any student who is interested. 

Preliminary discussion of the 
student activity fee mainly in- 
cluded the schedule for the 
transition to a Student Senate 
administered distribution of the 
fees. 

Student groups on campus will 
receive information in January 
on budget proposals and have 
until mid-March to submit bud- 
gets to the Student Senate. 
Budgetary officer Joe Johnson 
will be in charge of the process. 

Allison hopes to have all bud- 
gets finalized and approved by 
mid-April. 

The Alcohol Task Force re- 
ported to the Student Senate 
Thursday with their recommen- 
dation for the Board in January. 
This is the culmination of many 
months of work for this group. 
Student representatives on the 
group are Wendy Jo Medlin, 
Kristi Self, and Jon Allison. 



by Andi Bristol and Jennifer C. 
Worth 

If the current proposal con- 
cerning the future of MC's nurs- 
ing program is approved by the 
Board of Trustees in January, 
the program will not seek ac- 
creditation from the National 
League of Nurses (NLN) but will 
embark on a joint educational 
venture with UTK, according *o 
Dean Boldon, academic vice- 
president. 

Major changes will be in store 
for the program if it does join 
forces with UTK, and the propo- 
sal angers many nursing stu- 
dents. 

In 1986, the State Board of 
Nursing approved the opening 
of MC's nursing program, but 
the program's intention was also 
to seek eventual accreditation 
from the NLN. 

In order to receive such ac- 
creditation, a college must first 
graduate one class of nursing 
majors. MC will graduate its first 
nursing class in 1990. 

"What we're doing is changing 
the way that we're presenting 
the nursing program; the change 
is the joint program with UT," 
Boldon said. "MC would offer 
a B.S. [Bachelor of Science] in 
Health Care and the B.S. in 
Nursing would come from UT." 

There are presently eight nurs- 
ing students at MC. Those in 
the class of 1 990 will be allowed 
to graduate as planned. The 
rest of the nursing students, if 
the dual degree program is 
approved, will be assimilated 
into the program with UTK. 

Gail Fetter, who expects her 
degree in May 1990, said, "It's 
upsetting, because a lot of us 
depend on accreditation for a lot 
of important reasons." She 
mentioned graduate school and 
military careers. 

Boldon, however, is willing to 
help the students around this 
obstacle. He pointed out that, 
under certain circumstances, 
lack of accreditation will not 
hamper military careers. In 
addition, only one graduate 



program in Tennessee requires 
NLN accreditation. 

Fetter said that the dual degree 
program will not suit the needs 
of most of MC's nursing stu- 
dents: "A lot of us don't want 
to go to UT but want a four-year 
program." 

Aside from UT, the closest 
such program is offered at Car- 
son-Newman, about 60 miles 
away, too far for many nursing 
students who have local obliga- 
tions. 

Because of the proposed 
changes, Fetter said, "Our op- 
tions are limited right now." 

Some of the students may 
seek transfer to another pro- 
gram; the nursing professors- 
Gail Clift, Martha Craig, Gloria 
Nelson-are willing to help them 
in any way possible. 

But not all of the nursing stu- 
dents want to transfer. As Fetter 
pointed out, many of them trans- 
ferred to MC, and they are "tired 
of changing schools." 

The reasons for the proposed 
changes in MC's nursing pro- 
gram as outlined by the propo- 
sal, which has already been 
approved by the ACC and the 
faculty and will be presented to 
the board, are as follows: 

"A The re-opening of Fort 
Sander's School of Nursing rais- 
es questions about future sup- 
port of the MC program and in- 
troduces a much cheaper com- 
petitor into the market of nurs- 
ing." 

Fort Sanders is the current 
facility being used for MC nurs- 
ing students to get hands-on 
experience. Despite the fact 
that Fort Sanders has decided 
to re-open its School of Nursing, 
the status quo of the agreement 
with MC has remained intact. 
Questions were raised concern- 
ing MC's ability to compete with 
Fort Sanders in the nursing 
school market. 

The proposal continues, 

"S. Nursing enrollments have 
fallen by some ten percent in 
each of the years since MC has 

see NurSC , page 3 



Scots make 
strong start 

Page 7 



Scrooged 
reviewed 

Page 6 



2 - Friday , December 9 , 198S 



COMMENTARY 



Humbug?Make 
seasonal spirit 

" Tis the season to be jolly, "' and to study for finals, and to 
fight shopping crowds, and to brave interstate traffic... 

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's seem to be 
fraught with hassles nowadays -- hassles that can cause head- 
aches and Insomnia. Indeed, the holidays have come to con- 
stitute a chore for many people, right down to the post-merri- 
ment cleanup. 

Those people are likely to get coal in their stockings. 

Granted, there are nerve-wracking facets of the holiday sea- 
son, but it's a mistake to get so caught up in these that we 
forget to enjoy ourselves. 

Enjoyment is, after all, one of the chief focuses of any holiday. 
Christmas, in particular, lends itself to fun and good spirits, in 
addition to its central religious emphasis. 

Relax; try not to let the crowds and the obligations get to you. 
Stress isn't good at any time of the year, but it's particularly 
insidious when it tarnishes the holiday cheer. Channel that 
stress into productive energy. 

Since this season is primarily a celebration of giving, it can be 
enjoyed by people of all beliefs. As generations of carol com- 
posers and greeting-card writers have pointed out, often tritely, 
a charitable attitude can turn anyone's humbug December into a 
delightful and exciting time. 

Christmastime is the season when it is socially acceptable for 
us to act like children, to heartily greet passing strangers, to fill 
our living space with gaudy lights and colors, and to sing out 
loud even if we can't carry a tune. 

Christmas, like most good things, begins internally. If we 
decide to have a merry Christmas, then we will; our good spirits 
may well inspire others to make the same decision. Christmas 
carries its full significance only among people who have chosen 
to celebrate it by enjoying it, not among those who lose sight of 
it by selfishly griping about seasonal worries. 

Editors Notes 

This is my last regular issue of the Echo; next semester I will 
officially hand the editorial reins over to Andi Bristol, the current 
assistant editor. I hope that campus support of the Echo and its 
staff will continue to increase; I am sure that Bristol and com- 
pany will earn that support. 

One last reminder - this is your newspaper. I have tried to be 
open to student, faculty, and staff suggestions and material, but 
sometimes that input just hasn't been forthcoming. The Echo 
staff will remain receptive to what you have to say; in the 
absence of any such communication, we have no choice but to 
muddle along on our own. 

Thanks again and merry Christmas. 

Highland Echo 




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Advisor 




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Material may be turned in to box 2S20 or to the Echo staff room, on 
the second floor of Fayerweather . The Echo is printed on alternate 
Thursdays by the Mat -yvi lie-Alcoa Daily Times. 



"Mama,;* tta a true, storij ? 



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Memo probes mans 
bureaucracy maze 



by Steve Ledman 

Throughout our lives we will be 
subjected to organizational bu- 
reaucracies, mysterious agen- 
cies where we deposit paper 
and our lives hoping for the 
delivery of some essential ser- 
vice. 

From childhood we have been 
socialized to accept as neces- 
sary invasive bureaucracies 
which shuffle our paper and 
lives like numbers in a great 
computer. Federal, state and 
local social service organizations 
bureaucratically oversee the 
administration of our entire lives. 

Most of the jobs we'll perforrfr 
in the modern economy involve 
working within complex organ- 
izational bureaucracies estab- 
lished to expedite work tasks 
and to supervise our activities. 
When we reach old age, the 
Social Security Administration 
will manage the disbursement 
'of the savings we've contributed 
throughout our lives to their 
bureaucratic organization. 
9 We all recognize the limited 
control we have over our lives 
in the face of obstinate bureau- 
cracies. Yet all of us recognize 
that bureaucratic organizations 



and our destinies are, for better 
or worse, inseparably inter- 
twined. Consequently we feel 
an anxiety, a sense of helpless- 
ness and of meaninglessness, 
in our lives when we deal with 
the hopelessly removed and 
bureaucratic organizations mod- 
ern man has created. 

The Maryville College Theatre's 
production of Vaclav Havel's 
The Memorandum offered comic 
relief from the anxiety that mo- 
dern man experiences when 
dealing with modern organiza- 
tional structures. Maryville Col- 
lege students, under the direc- 
tion of Frank Bradley, took their 
audiences into the belly of the 
beast modern man has created 
only to show us the ridiculous 
and the farcical there. 

Bradley's production of The 
Memorandum was set in the 
constantly changing office of a 
well-known government service 
organization like the ones we 
deal with daily. There we are 
introduced to Mr. Gross, played 
by John Worth, who presides 
over the organization. Gross, 
like the bureaucrat we've all 

see Memo , page 4 



Bidding 
farewell 
to Fiore 

MC alum and former Head of 
Student Programming, Frank 
James Fiore, 27, died at Fort 
Sanders Regional Medical Cen- 
ter Nov. 23, 1988, following a 
long battle with cancer. Funeral 
services were held on Nov. 26, 
1988. 




Frank Fiore in 1987 

Fiore graduated from Maryville 
College in 1983. While he was 
a student, Fiore was very active 
in the Maryville College Choir, 
MC Theater, and the Play- 
makers. He was a member of 
the St. Ginisius Society and Phi 
Mu Alpha Sifonia and Pi Gamma 
Mu Fraternities. He also was 
named to "Who's Who in Ameri- 
can Colleges and Universities." 

He returned to MC to serve as 
Head of Student Programming 
during the 1987-88 academic 
year after serving in the U.S. 
Army for three and a half years. 

When he was asked in a De- 
cember 1987 interview why he 
had returned to MC, Fiore said, 
"MC is where I am happiest." 

Fiore also directed the 1988 
summer Blount County Com- 
munity Playhouse production of 
Cat on a Hot-Tin Roof. 

In lieu of flowers, those per- 
sons wishing to express their 
sympathy are encouraged to 
send memorials to the American 
Cancer Society. 

Fiore is survived by his wife 
Maelea T. Fiore, a 1985 MC 
graduate; his parents, Frank C. 
and Kathryn M. Fiore of New 
York; his sister Katherine Rose 
Fiore, Louisville; and his brother, 
Michael A. Fiore of New York. 



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Friday, December 9, 19S8 - 3 




Bryant brings 
talents to graphics 



"Variety" could be Tim Bryant's middle name; he now adds the position of MC graphic artist to a 
long list which includes poet, D. J. , songwriter, and cartoonist. 

Holiday revelers 1 - drink 
responsibly for best season 



from Koala Center 



Thanksgiving, Christmas, New 
Year's: a season for gathering 
with family and friends and for 
festive celebration -- celebration 
that often includes holiday 
punch, spiked egg nog, and 
other alcoholic beverages. 

For many people, the holidays 
are the only time of the year 
when they allow themselves to 
imbibe. For others, who drink 
on a more regular basis, the 
holidays are usually a time of 
increased consumption. 

For those of you who drink and 
think you drink responsibly, how 
do you know when you've had 
enough? 

'Tolerance to alcohol is a 
strange thing. There are still 
many things that we in the 
alcoholism field still do not 
understand about addiction and 
why some people can drink all 
their lives and not become 
alcoholic, while others become 
alcoholic almost from their first 
sip, M said Steve Gould of the 
Koala Center in Oak Ridge. 

Gould continued, "Whether or 
not someone is an alcoholic, one 
truth about tolerance remains the 
same: three drinks today do not 
have the same effect on a person 
as three drinks did a few years 
ago." 

"For the alcoholic, his/her 
tolerance increases over the 



years, then levels off, then dips 
sharply toward the end of the 
drinking until one or two drinks 
can have devastating effects," he 
pointed out. 

"For the social drinker [one 
whose drinking does not cause 
serious life problems], the big 
question then becomes, what IS 
responsible drinking? When is 
it appropriate? When should one 
stop?" Gould said. 

Keeping a count of the number 
of drinks you have, Gould sug- 
gested, is one way to drink 
responsibly. Legal inotxication 
in the state of Tennessee |s 0. 1 
percent of blood-alcohol level 
(BAL). One drink - one ounce 
of liquor, four ounces of wine, 
or 12 ounces of beer - raises 
your blood-alcohol level 0.2 
percent per hour. 

"Take, for example, a party you 
may attend this holiday season," 
Gould said. "Let's imagine that 
this is a big occasion: an office 
Christmas party, a chance to let 
loose and revel in the end of a 
year of hard work. Heck, the 
boss may have even given you 
a Christmas bonus. You are 
ready for merriment!" 

"Let's say," said Gould, "that 
during the first hour of the 
party, you consume three or 
four drinks, followed by two or 
three in the second hour and 
another two or three in the third 
hour.... This puts you well over 
the limit." 



Gould noted that at this point, 
it would take over two hours for 
the blood-alcohol level to drop 
below 0.10 percent, because 
your liver, which detoxifies the 
alcohol in your system, can only 
handle one ounce per hour. 
This is true whether or not you 
eat and regardless of the type 
of drink. 

Gould said, " It's important to 
remember that alcohol is a 
sedative drug, which means that 
it literally 'sedates' or puts to 
sleep part of your brain -- the 
part of your brain dealing with 
reason and judgement. There- 
fore, after eight or nine drinks, 
reason is no longer telling you 
to quit drinking. Your emotions 
are in control now." 

"A good rule of thumb for the 
holidays, or for any other time 
of year," Gould said, "is, if you 
think you've had enough, you 
have. If you (be honest) drink 
more than one drink an hour, 
don't drive." 

He added, "And if your drink- 
ing even begins to cause prob- 
lems with family, friends, job, the 
law, or self-esteem, you're on 
dangerous ground. Your social, 
'responsible' drinking may be 

finished. If this is the case, get 
help." 

For answers to questions on 
alcoholism and /or drug abuse, 
call the Koala Center at (615) 
481-1680. 



by Bill Householder 

What do a lounge D. J., a poet, 
and a songwriter have to do 
with the Maryville College Grap- 
hics Department? They are all 
embodied in the same man, the 
new head of Graphics, Tim 
Bryant. 

Bryant comes to MC from the 
East Tennessee BusinessJour- 
nal where he worked as produc- 
tion manager. He has also done 
a great deal of freelance work, 
which included designing logos 
for such groups as The Arthritis 
Foundation and Hilton Hotels 
International. Bryant also did 
layout and design for many 
flyers and brochures as well as 
cartooning and pen and ink 
illustration. 

Bryant was born in January 
1959 in Gary, Indiana. From 
there he moved to New Jersey, 
Alabama, Florida, Texas, and 
finally Tennessee. He now lives 
in Maryville with his wife, Roma, 
and their two "kids," Agnes the 
cat and Max the dog. 

At the age of 14 he made his 
first professional art sale, a 
cartoon to the Chicago Tri- 
bune/New York News Syndi- 
cate. He attended the Harris 
School of Advertising in Franklin, 
Tennessee, after which he went 
to work for Trent Printing Com- 
pany in Knoxville. 

Next he worked as a D.J. at 
such places as 2001 /VIP, 
InCahoots, and the Knoxville 



Hilton; he's also recently helped 
open a teen club in Maryville 
called Our Party Place. 

But how did an artist wind up 
spinning wax at night clubs? 
After playing guitar and piano on 
stage in Nashville for two years, 
Bryant was asked by the owner 
of a local bar if he could be a 
D.J. for them. "She asked 
me... 'Can you spin records?' I 
said 'Well, no. [At] party's I've 
put on albums before, but that's 
it.' She said, 'Well, get up there,' 
so that's how I got into deejay- 
ing was because I was a solo 

act in Nashville," Bryant said. 

He played piano for the Birm- 
ingham Symphony Orchestra 
when he was 13. He and his 
wife have done duets at wed- 
dings and they almost had a 
record contract. 

As Bryant tells it: "What hap- 
pened was this guy heard our 
[demo] tapes and he said that 
he would back us for an album 
or a single or whatever, and 
since I had been in that jungle 
before I'm like 'yeah, sure, tell 
me more;' of course my wife 
was very enthusiastic. Well, 
come to find out the guy was 
embezzling, so he went to jail. 
I recently went to Nashville with 
some tapes and there are some 
people who are interested, but 
still when you come down to 
stuff like that it's like a dream." 

see Bryant , page 8 



Nurse , from page 1 

been discussing an offering of 
nursing. The national shortage 
of nurses notwithstanding, future 
nursing enrollments are very un- 
certain." 

"C. Nursing is MC's most 
expensive program and creates 
heavy demands for resources. 
A minimum of five faculty is 
required." 

"D. Nursing accredidation is 
a very difficult process, and a 
liberal arts college is hard-put 
to meet many requirements." 

"E. In keeping with MC pro- 
gramming in other technical 
fields like engineering, the nurs- 
ing dual degree program allows 
MC to offer a program without 
overtaxing College resources. 
Students pursue a core curricu- 
lum and courses at the Univer- 
sity." 

Under the new system, stu- 
dents would take basic science 



courses and core classes during 
the first two years and do their 
clinical and upper-level nursing 
courses at UTK. They would 
also complete their Independent 
Studies at MC during the se- 
cond two years. 

Students, however, would 
reside at MC during all four 
years. According to Boldon, this 
would not be as inconvenient as 
it sounds because of the clinical 
work involved at various hospital 
sites, including Blount Memorial. 

When asked what would en- 
courage students to pay for a 
joint MC/UTK degree when a UT 
degree costs less, Boldon said, 
"Financial aid. Sometimes [with 
Financial Aid] the cost is not so 
different." He then added, "Also, 
the advantages that MC has to 
offer as a small college." 

The consequences of the 
proposal remain to be seen, but 
in the meantime, Fetter said, 
"We're all walking around won- 
dering what we're going to do." 



4 -Friday, December 9 , 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



LEC staff aims 
for well-being 



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by Missy Pankake 

Crawford House is the tranquil- 
looking white house sitting on 
the edge of the campus next to 
Copeland Hall. The inside of the 
house, however, is bursting with 
activity. 

The staff of the Life Enrichment 
Center (LEC), located here, 
works very hard on a variety of 
programs that affect nearly every 
student at some time or another. 
Their goal is to promote the well- 
being of every individual student 
by meeting the needs of the 
mind, the body, and the spirit. 

One program that many of the 
freshmen have experienced 
firsthand is Mountain Challenge. 
Its purposes are to give students 
the opportunity to use and 
appreciate the mountains and 
to help students learn more 
about themselves by putting 
them into challenging situations. 

The staff hopes to have an 
outing almost every weekend 
during the spring semester, and 
they will also be teaching kayak- 
ing classes. 

Recently, the Mountain Chal- 
lenge program received a 
$1 0,000 grant that is being used 
to construct an "Initiatives Cour- 
se" in the campus woods that 
will be similar to the current 



Challenge program can provide 
is renting camping equipment 
to students. If students would 
like to inquire about any of the 
Mountain Challenge programs, 
they can contact Bruce Guil- 
laume, Larry Stanley, or Gary 
Black. 

Students can also receive 
counseling at Crawford House. 
During working hours, there is 
always a counselor available. 
Students can get personal, 
academic, or social counseling 
from Tolis Vouyioukas or Cindy 
Davis. 

Margot Eyring has done some 
one-on-one counseling with 
students who would like to quit 
smoking, start exercising, or 
lose weight. 

She is also in charge of the 
Life Enrichment Task Force. 
The Task Force is a group of 
students who plan, organize, 
and run programs that concen- 
trate on people's wellness and 
on community issues. 

Their projects this year have 
included a time management 
seminar, an alcohol awareness 
demonstration that involved a 
wrecked car next to Pearson 
Hall, campus participation in the 
Great American Smokeout, a 
running clinic, and a seminar on 
weightlrfting for non-weightlifters. 




v. 

"Bike Tennessee '89," a follow-up to last year's LEC-sponsored cross-state trek, is already in the 
works. Emily Yarborough, director of communications; Ellie Koella. director of development and 
alumni relations; and Leslie Neir, director of campus life, discuss plans for the event. 



Ropes I course at Wesley The free aerobics classes five 

Woods. They will also use some times a weefc are also spon 

of the money to improve their 

supplies and equipment. sec LEC , page 8 
Another service the Mountain 



MciDO , from page 2 

been unfortunate enough to 
have to deal with, is a little rab- 
bit of an administrator obsessed 
with forms and departmental 
rules. His obsession has ren- 
dered him a nervous enforcer of 
administrative policy who is 
constantly looking over his 
shoulder anticipating a calamity. 
Gross' character, his paranoia, 
is a comic portrayal of the ster- 
eotypical administrator. Gross' 
skittishness is totally farcical 
until we are introduced to his 
staff and Ms. Ballas, played by 
Jennifer Worth. Ballas' watching 
of Mr. Gross and his staff's 
refusal to help him remove the 




Crawford House's pastoral exterior belies the bustle of activity inside. 
Life Enrichment Center . 



The structure houses the 
File Photo 



farce from Gross' paranoia. Bal- 
las and Gross' staff, like subor- 
dinates everywhere, do desire 
Gross' position, and they are 
conspiring to remove him from 
his job. 

Browbeating Gross into sub- 
mitting to her scheme to simplify 
office procedure in one of the 
play's many burlesque scenes, 
Ballas establishes her suprema- 
cy in the organization. The 
audience's sympathies are thus 
established with the comic char- 
acter of Gross. 

Gross' nemeses are Ballas and 
her assistant Mr. Pillar, played 
by Bill Householder, who try to 
simpl ify inter-office communica- 
tion with the implementation of 
a new office language. The 
introduction of the language 
only subverts Gross' authority 
within the organization. Sudden- 
ly he isn't in control of his staff. 
Ballas' new language, like the 
"gobbledygook" used in modern 
organizations, can't be deci- 
phered. 

As Gross moves from one 
sterile office to another, the 
farce of the organization's new 
language, and much of the farce 
in our own lives, is exposed. He 
can't get anything accom- 
plished. No one can interpret 
the new language 7 not even 
Ballas. He doesn't know what's 
going on in his own organiza- 
tion. Frustrated and confused, 
he has no escape from the ab- 
surdity of his own creation - the 
organization. 

Its order imposes itself on him. 
He's caught in a maze of his 
own making. His rules and 
regulations are being used to 
perform the utterly ridiculous 
task of implementing the new 



language and, with it, his own 
destruction. 

And what a language it is ~ 
perfect for any organization's 
survival. What better way for 
bureacrats to justify their posi- 
tions than through the attempted 
deciphering of meaningless 
memorandums? Gross is pitiful- 
ly helpless in fighting the new 
language's allure. 

His helplessness and anxiety 
increase with each impersonal 
interaction he has with his staff. 
No longer can he count on the 
orderliness of the organization 
for security and meaning. His 
is a life comically shattered by 
the illusory reason he has cre- 
ated in trying to sanctify his or- 
ganization. 

Frantically searching for reason 
and humanity in an unreason- 
able and unfeeling bureaucratic 
organization, Gross is Every- 
man, lost in the modern world. 

Bradley's Americanized pro- 
duction of Havel's satire, The 
Memorandum, allows audiences 
to identify with Gross and his 
organization. With that identity, 
we're able to laugh at ourselves 
and the modern world we've 
created. We are Gross, caught 
in a maze of rules and regula- 
tions. Laughing at ourselves is 
a medicine, a relief from the 
often sterile and bureaucratic 
world we live in. 

So, relieved, Maryville aud- 
iences might remember Mr. 
Gross the next time they en- 
counter an intractable bureau- 
crat unwilling to perform some 
desperately needed service 
because the computer failed or 
some essential form was lost or 
filled out incorrectly. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, December 9, 1988 - 5 



Threadgill joins 
C biology dept 



If Lynn Smith 

"It's nice to be on a college 

mpus again," said Dr. Paul 

readgill, who joined MC's bio- 

y faculty this fall. 

fhreadgill's teaching load this 

mester includes a freshman 

quiry class studying human 

;ology, a course in the biology 

spermatophytes, and inde- 

ndent study advising. 

'revious to coming to MC, 

ueadgill worked on an 0- 

ahoma ranch as a forester. 

here he applied knowledge that 

I gained from getting a bache- 

r's degree in biology and a 

aster's degree in botany from 

e University of Kentucky, from 

udying ecology at the Univer- 

y of North Carolina, and from 

Dmpleting a PhD in plant popu- 

ion ecology at the University 

Western Ontario. 

After working as a forester, 

readgill wanted to return to 

s eastern Kentucky roots, and 

knew that he wanted to stay 

this area. 

Mien he got the offer to teach 
MC, he and his wife Debbie 



were pleased that they could live 
this close to his family's home. 

"I like Maryville. There's some- 
thing about a college of Mary- 
ville's size that gives everybody 
a community sense, and I like 
that!" he said. 

So far he has had only 22 
students, but he commented, 
"The students here are easily as 
good as those anywhere else." 

Apparently the students also 
view Threadgill in a favorable 
light. WendiJoMedlin, a senior 
in his spermatophytes class, 
said of him: "He's easy to talk 
to and always makes time for 
his students. He's very down- 
to-earth." 

She also commented on his 
style of teaching: "In his labs, 
we [the students] get to go into 
the college woods, actually 
examine what plants he has 
discussed, and see, firsthand, 
biology in all its interplays." 

Nexl semester Threadgill is 
looking forward to increasing his 
course load by teaching Science 
250, Biology 150, and microbiol- 
ogy. 




Firm sells 
College 

Condoms' 



From Oklahoma ranch to Sutton Center: 
new kid on the biology block „ 



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(CPS) - It's the final touch fcr 
the well-dressed college student: 
condoms in school colors. 

Students at most schools will 
be able to get them soon, said 
Nicholas Fogel, Jr., president of 
College Condoms, the San Diego 
firm that's selling the devices to 
selected campuses in California, 
Arizona, Florida, Iowa, and 
Kansas, "if the market is there.' 

The condoms are sold in pac- 
kets of six for a suggested retail 
price of $2.99. "At USC, the 
packets are three red and three 
yellow. At the University of 
California, it's three blue and 
three yellow. For schools with 
three colors it's two, two, and 
two," Fogel explained. 

Red, yellow, dark and light blue, 
black, green, and pink condoms 
are now available, but students 
soon will be able to buy them in 
brown, emerald, white, "every 
color," Fogel promised. 

The inspiration for the product 

came when Fogel attended a 

basketball game with an almnus 

Paul Threadgill is Mcs of the University of North Caroli- 



Martin Capetz 



moking interacts with some medications, foods 



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ake you sick . 



Sure, 
smoking can 



But did you 
know that smoking can affect 
the way your body handles 
the medicines which doctors 
prescribe to make you well? 
Or to relieve your pain? 



enn.'s Sasser to chair 
en. Budget Committee 



[Washington, D.C., -- U.S. 
snator Jim Sasser was tapped 
I his peers earlier this week to 
)me Senate Budget Commit- 
chairman, making him the 
Tennessean in 36 years to 
Jira major Senate committee. 
The federal budget deficit is 
|e number one problem that 
lis nation faces today," said 
asser; "Being chair of the Sen- 
Budget Committee is ob- 
Nsly going to be a challenge, 
Jtethat I'm looking forward to 
(king on." 

Sasser said that the Budget 
wimittee is a sort of "super 
imittee" that shapes a spend - 
J plan for the country by tar- 
ing dollar amounts to the 
-nding priorities of the Ap- 
[opriations and Authorizing 
wmittees, as well as to the 
v enue goals of the tax-writing 
for-e Committee. 



Sasser will officially begin his 
duties as Chair when the Con- 
gress convenes in January. 

'This appointment will allow me 
to stamp values on the federal 
budget which are important to 
us as Tennesseans," said Sas- 
ser; "It will allow me to oversee 
those federal programs and 
projects that have been par- 
ticularly beneficial to Tennes- 
seans." 

"We must address these defi- 
cits forcefully but without cutting 
into the kind of programs that 
contribute to the nation's eco- 
nomic strength and to people's 
basic well-being," Sasser said. 

The last Tennessean to chair 
a major standing Senate com- 
mittee was K.D. McKellar, who 
headed the Senate Appropria- 
tions Committee. McKellar was 
defeated in 1952 by Albert Gore, 
Sr. 



These are 

among the interactions that 
the National Council on 
Patient Information and 
Education (NCPIE) is trying 
to make people aware of 
during Talk About 

Prescription Month, now 
being observed: 

If you're taking 
an analgesic such as Talwin, 
Darvon, or Darvocet-N for 
pain relief, smoking can 
reduce the medicine's effect . 

In the case of 
drugs for depression — Elavil, 
Norpramin , Tofranil , or 
Aventyl, for example 
smoking can shorten the time 
the drug is effective. 

With oral 

contraceptives, smoking 

increases the risk of stroke 
and heart attack, especially 
after age 35 . 

Smoking can 
also reduce or shorten the 
effect of drugs such as Inderal 
for chest pains called angina, 
of anticoagulants such as 
Heparin, and for theophylline 
for asthma or emphysema. 

What about 

alcohol? 

The NCPIE 

would like you to remember 
that beer, wine, and alcohol 
interfere with or react with so 
many drugs that the Food and 
Drug Administration (FDA) 



advises you use none of these 
alcoholic beverages while on 
any drug unless you have 
specifically asked your doctor 
or pharmacist about it and 
have been told it's okay . 

Alcohol with 
some drugs can make you 
dangerously sleepy if you're 
driving . Some combinations 
can depress your central 
nervous system until you pass 
out or even die. . 

Don't stop 

eating, but NCPIE and FDA 

say some foods also can 

interact with drugs. Salt 

interferes with diuretics. Hard 

cheeses , chocolate , and 
chicken livers can cause a 



sec 



FDA, page 8 



na. The friend wore Tar Heel 
sportswear, prompting Fogel to 
tease that he probably also wore 
a Tar Heel condom. 

The idea stayed with Fogel. 
His first consignment of 14,000 
packets went on sale four 
months ago. A second batch 
of 240,000 boxes is almost ready 
for the marketplace. 

The school colors, Fogel 
claimed, "have relieved the 
stigma of buying a condom. 
[Students] don't feel like they're 
really buying condoms. They 
can joke about it." 

So far, at least one outlet 
reports that sales of the con- 
doms are slow. Mort Spiegel, 
manager of Campus Drucj near 
Arizona State University, said, 
"People have to become aware 
that the product is here. We've 
sold a couple, though; I think it 
will catch on." 



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6 -Friday, December 9, 1988 



ENTERTAINMENT 



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Choir to feature 
past,present songs 



from the MC Communications Office 



The Maryville College Concert Choir will present its Christmas 
concert tonight at 8:15 p.m. in the FAC Music Hall. 

Entitled "Christmas at Maryville College," the program focuses 
on many carols that would have been sung in eastern Tenn- 
essee in the early 19th century, when MC was founded. 

In addition to highlighting both the men's and women's sec- 
tions of the choir, the program will feature several soloists 
performing traditional favorites, such as "Gesu Bambino" and "I 
Wonder as I Wander." 

The choir's other selections will include "Fum, Fum, Fum," 
"Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentle- 
men," and "Gloucestershire Wassail." 

The evening is intended to reach out to young and old alike. 

Near the end of the program, the audience will have a chance 
to join the choir in singing a variety of popular carols. 

The public is invited to attend free of charge. 

KSO slates concert 



From KSO Press Release 

The Knoxville Symphony Or- 
chestra (KSO) will present two 
performances of its Clayton 
Holiday Concert in the Knoxville 
Civic Auditorium - on Saturday, 
December 1 7, at 7:30 p.m. and 
on Sunday, December 18, at 3:00 
p.m. 

"Clayton Homes Inc. and Clay- 
ton Automobiles have made 
major contributions to sponsor 
these family events for East 
Tennesseans," according to 
Constance Harrison, general 
manager of the Knoxville Sym- 
phony Society. 

"Last year's single performance 
of the Clayton Holiday Concert 
was sold out a week in advance. 
This year's Sunday afternoon 
performance is being added so 
that more people can enjoy this 
great holiday celebration for the 
entire family," she added. 

The concert will feature KSO 
Music Director Kirk Trevor con- 
ducting a 200-voice community 



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chorus in performance with the 
orchestra. The chorus will com- 
prise members of the Knoxville 
Choral Society and of the Central 
Baptist Church of Fountain City's 
combined children's choirs. 

The audience will be invited to 
sing along with the orchestra and 
chorus on several traditional 
holiday songs. 

The holiday concert program 
will include handbell perfor- 
mances, traditional Christmas 
carols, holiday pop tunes, and 
selections from Handel's Mes- 
siah. 

Tickets to the Clayton Holiday 
Concert are $5 each and are 
available at the Symphony office, 
523-1 178; at Proffitt's Stores in 
Alcoa, Oak Ridge, East Towne 
and West Town malls; and at the 
UT Central Ticket Office. 

For additional information about 
the Clayton Holiday Concert, 

contact the Symphony office, 
523-1178, Monday-Friday, 9-5 
p.m.. 708 Gav Street. 
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The photography of local artist Jack Weiso is on display in the FAC gallery through December 18. 

Jim Rice 

This Christmas ,get Scrooged 



by Jennifer C. Worth 

Scrooged is the must-see 
movie of this holiday season. 
In addition to lots of humor, it's 
got ghosts, romance, cute kids, 
reckless driving, violence, and 
mice with antlers. It's even got 
John Houseman and Mary Lou 
Retton. What more could you 
want from a Christmas comedy? 

Part classic Charles Dickens, 
part biting satire of the television 
industry, and part comic hilarity, 
Scrooged manages to be that 
rare Christmas-oriented movie 
that can retool a well-heeled but 
much-used theme (in this case, 
Dickens' A Christmas Carol) into 
a fresh modern vehicle that does 
not deny the integrity of the 
original. 

Comic genius Bill Murray is in 
excellent form as Frank Cross, 
the youngest ~ and probably 
nastiest - network president in 
TV history. In an attempt to milk 
the holiday season for all it's 
worth, Cross' network, IBC, 
plans to run Scrooge, a monu- 
mental live staging of A Christ- 
mas Carol, on Christmas Eve. 
In the meantime, Cross' insen- 
sitivity to his employees and his 
brother (played by Murray's real- 
life brother) mark him as a world- 
class meany; he's even rotten 
to chiidren and animals. 

The familiar series of ghosts, 
including John Forsythe as 
Cross' former boss and Carol 
Kane as the violently wacky 
Ghost of Christmas Present, set 
out to put Cross on the right 
path. They succeed, with a few 



touches of emotion that never 
turn smarmy, some insightful 
comment on the 'TV genera- 
tion," and a lot of comedy. 
Along the way, Cross becomes 
reunited with Claire, his lost 
love, who now runs a homeless 
shelter. Karen Allen makes 
Claire friendly without being 
perky, sweet without being 
cloying. She is an appealing 
heroine and a good foil for 
Murray's acidic Cross. 

Murray's portrayal could easily 
carry the movie, but it o'oesn't 
have to, thanks to an excellent 
supporting cast, which includes 
Bob Goldthwait as a harried 

junior executive whom Cross 
fires on Christmas Eve, Alfre 



Woodard as Cross' long-suffer- 
ing secretary, and Robert 
Mitchum as an eccentric mogul, 
as well as Kane and Allen. 

An off-the-wall assemblage of 
stars make often hilarious came- 
os: Lee Majors, Buddy Hackett, 
Houseman, Retton, and 
Forsythe. And keep your eyes 
open for Paul Schaffer, Miles 
Davis, and David Sanborn in a 
street band. 

Don't miss seeing Scrooged: 
as Cross' violent promo for his 
Scrooge extravaganza claims, 
"Your life might just depend on 
it." 

And when you see it, feel free 
to accept Murray's invitation to 
sing along with "Put a Little Love 
in Your Heart" during the credits. 



Eastwood donates film, 
documents to Wesleyan 



(CPS) Clint 

Eastwood made their day at 
Wesleyan University in 
Connecticut. 

Eastwood announced 
last week that he will donate 
all documents and film 
relating to his career as an 
actor, producer, and director 
to Wesleyan and the Museum 
of Modern Art in New York . 

Persuading Eastwood 
to make the donation wasn't 
apparently too difficult, 
although it took three years to 
clinch the deal. 

"We saw him, told 
him about the archive and 
who was in it, and kept in 
touch with him," explained 
Jeanine Basinger, Wesleyan's 



Corwin-Fuller Professor 1 
Film Studies and curator of 
the school's cinema archive. 

Eastwood, currently 
out of the country, could not 
be reached for comment about 
why he chose Wesleyan. 
Basinger speculated that he 
might have been attracted by 
the other film folks in the 
campus's collection: Ingrid 
Bergman, along with 

directors Raoul Walsh, Ella 
Kazan, and Frank Capra. 
(Eastwood is a Capra fan.) 

Basinger was more 
emphatic about why, on the 
other hand, Wesleyan chose 
Eastwood . "No one would ask 

sec Film , page 8 



SPORTS 



Friday , December 9 , 19S8-7 



Scots earn early wins, have 
optimism for playoffs 



by Steve Hutton 

With 10 

returning players from a 
successful 19-7 season last 
year, the MC men's 
basketball team is off to a 
promising 5-2 start . 

Of the team's seven 
opponents, four participated 
in last year's NCAA 
Tournament. They lost to 
Emory and Henry and N . C . - 
Wesleyan, but beat Centre 
and Fisk . 

"We have an 

experienced team this 
year," Coach Randy 
Lambert said. "All of our 
starters had experience last 
year . " 

This year's team will be 

much like last year's in that 

it will be fast-paced and 

offensively proficient . 

When we're in our flow, 

are almost 



senior Dean 



we 

unstoppable , 
Walsh said. 

Walsh is the team's 
leading scorer with 16.8 
points per game. He plays 



down low along with last 
year's scoring leader Scott 
Fletcher, who currently 
averages 15.1 points. 

Senior Gary Andry's 
perimeter shooting is 
excellent and is sure to 
provide plenty of points for 
the Scots . 

The other wing position is 
filled by junior Brett 
Stanley. Stanley is an 
exciting player with great 
athletic ability. In the 

Scots' home game against 
Johnson Bible College, he 
provided the crowd with a 
spectacular alley-oop slam 
after a feed from Pat 
Heldman. 

Heldman is the catalyst 
of the Scot offense at point 
guard. "As he goes, so 
goes the whole team," 
Lambert said . Heldman 

currently averages 9 points 
and 7 . 5 assists per game . 

The Scots also have 
some excellent substitutes . 

Sophomore Jesse Robinette 
and junior Brian Bond play 



supporting roles on the 
wings, while junior Mark 

Hurt and sophomore John 
Boucher help out at the post 
positions. 

Much is expected from 
freshman Tim Lawrence . 
His court vision and floor 
leadership allow him to play 
well beyond most freshmen. 
Lawrence is backup point 
guard behind Heldman . 

The Scots' schedule is 
tough enough for playoff 
consideration. Many of the 
nation's top Division III 
teams are ahead on the 
roster , including Centre , 
Rust, and Emory and 
Henry . 

"We need a 20-win 
season to make the 
playoffs , " said Lambert . 
The Scots will need to play 
well consistently to win 20 
games, but they are 
confident of their chances . 

As Boucher said, "If we 
play like we can, we'll 
make the playoffs." 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Last chance to express yourselves! The deadline for submis- 
sions to Impressions, MC's art and literary publication, is 
Monday, December 12. Please submit your poetry, fiction, 
artwork, and photography to Impressions editor Ellen Foreman, 
c/o Box 2615. 

Musical opportunity: The "Highlander Wind Ensemble" 
will hold a concert Monday, December 12, at 8:15 
in the FAC Music Hall . 

Hear ye , Hear ye , Poets and Artists! Next semester 
the Echo will run regular art , fiction , and poetry features . Any 
work that you have left over after your Impressions' 
submissions, please send to Box 2820. 



FD A , from page 5 

very dangerous interaction 
with drugs, called MAO 
inhibitors, that are used to 
treat depression. 

Such 
interactions are among the 
things patients should ask 
their doctors about, according 
to NCPIE and FDA. Patients 
should know the names of all 
medicines they are taking, 
they say, and any problems 
that they should look out for. 



SHORTS 



Bryant, from page 3 

Bryant did have a composition 
of his recorded. It was a jingle 
for the 1982 World's Fair that 
was recorded by the Ray 
Stevens Band. 

Songwriting is not his only 
forte, though, Bryant also writes 
poetry, some of which will be in 
the forthcoming issue of MC's 
literary magazine Impressions. 

Even though on his first day 
at MC he was asked by The 
Tennessean to work for them, 
Bryant declined because "I saw 
the growth that the college has 
gone through and, of course, 
the good name and the estab- 
lished history of the college. I 
felt it was a very good move to 



go ahead and come over to the 
college.. .the foundation seems 
quite solid and, of course, it's 
the people that make it [that 
way]." He said, "I'm glad to be 
here." 

As graphics designer for the 
college, Bryant helps work on 
Focus, the Grapevine, and other 
publications produced by MC. 

Joanna Bender, who works in 
communications, says of Bryant, 
'Tim is good. He's quick, he's 
real efficient, he's very easy to 
get along with. We have a good 

time working together. In com- 
parison to what I've worked with 
before, he's very competent 
and he's a good worker." She 
added that "he's good at what 
he does and he makes our job 
a lot easier." 



ACROSS 

1 Church service 

5 Halt 

9 Greek letter 

12 Landed 

13 Bucket 

14 Legal matters 

15 Tell 

17 Note of scale 

18 Yale graduate 

19 Period of fasting 
21 English 

streetcars 
23 Rivals 

27 Latin 
conjunction 

28 Evaluates 

29 Excavate 

31 Cloth measure 

34 Negative prefix 

35 Lair 
37 Inlet 

39 Faeroe Islands 
whirlwind 



40 Pigpen 
42 Bishopric 
44 Stage whisper 
46 Printer's 

measure 
48 Cause to pass 

to another 
50 Country of 

Europe 

53 One opposed 

54 Sticky 
substance 

55 Derived from 
57 Sallied forth 

61 Yearly: abbr. 

62 High 

64 Group of three 

65 Affirmative 

66 Great Lake 

67 Father 

DOWN 

1 Deface 

2 Sudsy brew 

3 Yellow ocher 



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5 Squandered 

6 Symbol for 
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23 Goddess of 
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24 Beer ingredient 

25 Guido's low 
note 

26 Title of respect 
30 NFL team 

32 Mine vein 

33 Condescending 
look 

36 Snare 
38 Helps 
41 Longs for 
43 Period of time 
45 Supposing that 
47 Roman 1001 

49 Old womanish 

50 Remain 

51 Sheet of glass 

52 Memorandum 
56 Distant 

58 Swiss canton 

59 Goddess of 
healing 

60 Female deer 
63 Roman 5 1 



COtliGt PWSS SfRVCE 



Film, from page 6 

why we wanted the working 
papers of James Joyce or 
Beethoven, but everyone 
asked about this," she said. 

Moreover, "because 
filmmaking is viewed as a 
commercial enterprise, 

availability to film doesn't 
always exist. Many 

documents are not kept. The 
archives is a place to rectify 
that problem and make 
available the documents that 
surround creating major 
motion pictures," she said. 

Eastwood is a proper 
subject for scholarly study, 
Basinger added, because "he's 
a unique American artist. He 
has made films that are 
distinctively original." 

The donation has 
attracted a lot of attention 
and publicity, but Eastwood 
has been "just terrific about 
this," Basinger said. 



LEC , from page 4 

sored by the Task Force. 

The LEC also coordinates the 
clinic services that students 
receive from Blount Memorial 
Hospital. 

The Campus Ministry is ano- 
ther facet of the LEC. Weekly 
worship, the Church and College 
Scholarships program, and 
fellowship opportunities are 
coordinated by Dr. Glen Hewitt 
and Rev. Ann Owens Brunger. 

The Student Contact System 
is an LEC program that is bene- 
ficial to both students and facul- 
ty. There are several student 
"contacts" in the residence halls. 

If a faculty or staff member 
needs to get in touch with a 
student or feels that a student 
is having academic or personal 
problems, he can call Crawford 
House and set the Student 
Contact System in motion. 
Vouyioukas then gets one of the 
"contacts" to find the student in 
their dorm. 

Finally, there is the Portfolio 
Program. Using this program, 
a student can devise a special 
project with the supervision of 
a staff or faculty member. When 
the project is complete, the 
student receives one credit hour. 



(OCR) Volunteering can be profitable, especially if 
serve a stint in the Peace Corps, according to a Mercy Col 
report. The study says returned Peace Corps volunt 
consistently outperform fellow workers in terms of salary gains 
upward mobility. For those who came back to work as bank 
for example, the average salary gain was over 189 percent; for 
volunteers who work in health services make 40 percent more 1 
their non-Peace Corps counterparts . 



(OCR) The Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicarauga ne 
made it to Central America. Most of the trucks and buses fi 
with medical and other supplies were turned back twice at 
Mexican border. However, several University of Kansas stude 
in an old school bus did make it to Managua. 




Financial Aid OFfice 




Poetry feature 

It was a night, dark and clear, 

When shepherds far and near 

Rose to their aching feet 

As angels from High came to greet 

Them in the fields. Wise men from afar 

Crossed many miles, following that star 

To where it led. A last of those 

Who believed and had waited for the change, chose 

To go and see a peasant boy, 

And afterwards they cried with joy 

Because God had given a son 

Who was the only one 

To save the world from its sin 

And give us guidance. Amen. 

- John Worth 

At last, the time has come 
To celebrate the sacred son 
Who, on this day long ago, gave 
Us deliverance from being a slave 
To our desires; he showed us the way 
to love and to pray, 
And to believe in God the father, Lord 
of all men on Earth and beyond. 

- John Worth 



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THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Last chance to express yourselves! The deadline for submis- 
sions to Impressions, MC's art and literary publication, is 
Monday, December 12. Please submit your poetry, fiction, 
artwork, and photography to Impressions editor Ellen Foreman, 
c/o Box 2615. 

Musical opportunity: The "Highlander Wind Ensemble" 
will hold a concert Monday, December 12, at 8:15 
in the FAC Music Hall . 

Hear ye , Hear ye , Poets and Artists! Next semester 
the Echo will run regular art , fiction , and poetry features . Any 
work that you have left over after your Impressions' 
submissions, please send to Box 2820. 



Bryant, from page 3 

Bryant did have a composition 
of his recorded. It was a jingle 
for the 1982 World's Fair that 
was recorded by the Ray 
Stevens Band. 

Songwriting is not his only 
forte, though, Bryant also writes 
poetry, some of which will be in 
the forthcoming issue of MC's 
literary magazine Impressions. 

Even though on his first day 
at MC he was asked by The 
Tennessean to work for them, 
Bryant declined because "I saw 
the growth that the college has 
gone through and, of course, 
the good name and the estab- 
lished history of the college. I 
felt it was a very good move to 



go ahead and come over to the 
college... the foundation seems 
quite solid and, of course, it's 
the people that make it [that 
way]." He said, "I'm glad to be 
here." 

As graphics designer for the 
college, Bryant helps work on 
Focus, the Grapevine, and other 
publications produced by MC. 

Joanna Bender, who works in 
communications, says of Bryant, 
'Tim is good. He's quick, he's 
real efficient, he's very easy to 
get along with. We have 3 good 

time working together. In com- 
parison to what I 've worked with 
before, he's very competent 
and he's a good worker." She 
added that "he's good at what 
he does and he makes our job 
a lot easier." 



ACROSS 

1 Church service 

5 Halt 

9 Greek letter 

12 Landed 

13 Bucket 

14 Legal matters 

15 Tell 

17 Note of scale 

18 Yale graduate 

19 Period of tasting 
21 English 

streetcars 
23 Rivals 

27 Latin 
conjunction 

28 Evaluates 

29 Excavate 

3 1 Cloth measure 

34 Negative prefix 

35 Lair 
37 Inlet 

39 Faeroe Islands 
whirlwind 



40 Pigpen 
42 Bishopric 
44 Stage whisper 
46 Printer's 

measure 
48 Cause to pass 

to another 
50 Country of 

Europe 

53 One opposed 

54 Sticky 
substance 

55 Derived from 
57 Sallied forth 

61 Yearly: abbr. 

62 High 

64 Group of three 

65 Affirmative 

66 Great Lake 

67 Father 

DOWN 

1 Deface 

2 Sudsy brew 

3 Yellow ocher 



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5 Squandered 

6 Symbol for 
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9 Invent 

10 Tiller 

11 Egyptian 
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16 Plagues 
20 Spread for 
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22 Concerning 

23 Goddess of 
discord 

24 Beer ingredient 

25 Guido's low 
note 

26 Title of respect 
30 NFL team 

32 Mine vein 

33 Condescending 
look 

36 Snare 

38 Helps 

41 Longs for 

43 Period of time 

45 Supposing that 

47 Roman 1001 

49 Old womanish 

50 Remain 

51 Sheet of glass 

52 Memorandum 
56 Distant 

58 Swiss canton 

59 Goddess of 
healing 

60 Female deer 
63 Roman 5 1 



CCXUG€ PWSS Sf (?VtCf 



FDA , from page 5 

very dangerous interaction 
with drugs, called MAO 
inhibitors, that are used to 
treat depression . 

Such 
interactions are among the 
things patients should ask 
their doctors about, according 
to NCPIE and FDA. Patients 
should know the names of all 
medicines they are taking, 
they say, and any problems 
that they should look ou t for . 

Film, from page 6 

why we wanted the working 
papers of James Joyce or 
Beethoven, but everyone 
asked about this," she said . 

Moreover, "because 
filmmaking is viewed as a 
commercial enterprise, 

availability to film doesn't 
always exist. Many 

documents are not kept. The 
archives is a place to rectify 
that problem and make 
available the documents that 
surround creating major 
motion pictures," she said. 

Eastwood is a proper 
subject for scholarly study, 
Basinger added, because "he's 
a unique American artist. He 
has made films that are 
distinctively original." 

The donation has 
attracted a lot of attention 
and publicity, but Eastwood 
has been "just terrific about 
this," Basinger said. 

LEC , from page 4 

sored by the Task Force. 

The LEC also coordinates the 
clinic services that students 
receive from Blount Memorial 
Hospital. 

The Campus Ministry is ano- 
ther facet of the LEC. Weekly 
worship, the Church and College 
Scholarships program, and 
fellowship opportunities are 
coordinated by Dr. Glen Hewitt 
and Rev. Ann Owens Brunger. 

The Student Contact System 
is an LEC program that is bene- 
ficial to both students and facul- 
ty. There are several student 
"contacts" in the residence halls. 

If a faculty or staff member 
needs to get in touch with a 
student or feels that a student 
is having academic or personal 
problems, he can call Crawford 
House and set the Student 
Contact System in motion. 
Vouyioukas then gets one of the 
"contacts" to find the student in 
their dorm. 

Finally, there is the Portfolio 
Program. Using this program, 
a student can devise a special 
project with the supervision of 
a staff or faculty member. When 
the project is complete, the 
student receives one credit hour. 



SHORTS 



(OCR) Volunteering can be profitable, especially 
serve a stint in the Peace Corps, according to a Mercy ( 
report. The study says returned Peace Corps voli 
consistently outperform fellow workers in terms of salary gai 
upward mobility. For those who came back to work as ba 
for example, the average salary gain was over 189 percent; 
volunteers who work in health services make 40 percent moi 
their non-Peace Corps counterparts. 



(OCR) The Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicarauga 
made it to Central America. Most of the trucks and buses 
with medical and other supplies were turned back twice 
Mexican border. However, several University of Kansas st 
in an old school bus did make it to Managua. 



hinancial Aid Office 




Poetry feature 

It was a night, dark and clear, 

When shepherds far and near 

Rose to their aching feet 

As angels from High came to greet 

Them in the fields. Wise men from afar 

Crossed many miles, following that star 

To where it led. A last of those 

Who believed and had waited for the change, chose 

To go and see a peasant boy, 

And afterwards they cried with joy 

Because God had given a son 

Who was the only one 

To save the world from its sin 

And give us guidance. Amen. 

-- John Worth 

At last, the time has come 
To celebrate the sacred son 
Who, on this day long ago, gave 
Us deliverance from being a slave 
To our desires; he showed us the way 
to love and to pray, 
And to believe in God the father, Lord 
of all men on Earth and beyond. 

-- John Worth 



HIGHLAND 



Vol. 74 No. 8 



Maryville College 




ECHO 



Friday, March 10, 1989 



Tuition 

increase 

slated 

by M. R. Pankake. 

Maryville College is increasing 
its cost from $9,445 in 1988-89 
to $1 0,270 in 1 989-90. That's an 
overall increase of 8.7 percent. 

Tuition is raising 11 percent 
from $6,195 to $6,875. Dr. Sue 
Wyatt, vice-president for Student 
Development, said of this in- 
crease, "Our real priority is 
faculty/staff compensation." 

Compared to other institutions 
of similar size and function, MC's 
salaries are on the low end of the 
scale, Wyatt said. 

Although not happy with the 
increase, many MC students see 
the need for the raise. 

Senior Amy Delf commented, 
'The teachers definitely need a 
raise. The base salaries they 
have here are awful." 

Robin Caison, a senior, agre- 
ed, "I imagine [the faculty] are 
probably not getting paid as 
much as [faculty in other col- 
leges]." 

She was not happy at the rise 
in cost, however, and comment- 
ed, "I'd like to know where the 
$9,000 is going now?" 

Junior John Wilson said of the 
increase, "[The tuition] has gone 
up every year I've been here, 
but the last two years, it's jump- 
ed more than the first two." 

Wilson wasn't against increas- 
ing faculty/staff compensation, 
but he said, "I want to know if 
they could get money for the 
teachers from any other source." 

Board, which is basically the 
cost of meals is remaining static 
at the price of $1,815. Wyatt 
explained that the college is 
taking bids from vendors with 
the understanding that the ven- 
dor will come in at this level. 

The Student Senate and the 
Dining Hall Committee are also 
looking at different meal options, 
including both a 19 meal-a-week 
plan and a 10-15 meal-a-week 
plan. These options will affect 
the price of the students' board 
cost. 

Sophomore Noel Royer felt 

see Tuition page 6 



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Martin Capetz and Tom Anderson relax with some refreshments while attending an 
Amnesty International conference in Nashville, Feb. 24-26. Jim Ric« 



Forum addresses Apartheid 



by W.K. Layne 

A forum on the issue of Apar- 
theid in South Africa was held 
on Feb. 28 in Uoyd lobby and 
was moderated by Susan Camp- 
bell, MC Learning Center direc- 
tc*. 

Among the panel members who 
answered many questions and 
expressed opinions on this issue 
were Amadou Janneh, a UT 
student from Gambia in West 
Africa; Amadou Sail, a UT stu- 
dent from Mauritania, also in 
West Africa; Dr. Scott Brunger, 
MC professor of economics and 
instructor of the African Studies 
course; the Rev. Ann Owens 
Brunger, Campus Ministry as- 
sociate and pastor of Highland 
Presbyterian Church; MC Fresh- 
man Chris Varner; MC Sopho- 
more Rebecca Miller; Gary 
Hoemann of First Tennesee 
Bank, which invests funds for the 
college; and David Lantz, also 
from First Tennesee Bank. 

The forum was well attended 
by MC students and some UT 
students, as well as by MC 
officials including President 
Richard I. Ferrin. 

The forum began with the panel 
members opening statements, 
through which several of them 
offered information about the 
meaning of Apartheid. 

Sail explained, "Apartheid is an 



Afrikaner word which means 
'separation.'" [Afikaners are the 
ruling white descendants of the 
17th century Dutch settlers of 
South Africa.] 

The policy of racial segregation, 
Janneh explained, "was first 
legislated in 1913 with the Na- 
tives Land Act, which removed 
blacks from most parts of the 
country and distributed them in 
pockets of land which became 
known as 'homelands.'" 

Janneh further explained that 
the Afrikaner National Party 
gained the upper hand in South 
African politics in 1948 and 
legislated Apartheid mainly 
through the Population Registra- 
tion Act of 1 950, which provided 
for the classification by race of 
the entire South African popula- 
tion. 

Sail relayed the basic effects 
of Apartheid on the black South 
Africans: "Blacks in South Africa 



have no rights at all. They are 
not given any human status. 
They cannot vote; they cannot 
move within their own country. 
And if [a South African] speaks 
up against Apartheid, he may be 
dead the next day or imprisoned 
at any time. Just one example 
of this is Nelson Mandela, who 
has been jailed now about 26 
years. These blacks are con- 
trolled in this way even though 
they make up [about] 85 per- 
cent of the South Af ican popula- 
tion." 

For years the blacks in South 
Africa have been struggling 
against Apartheid. 

As Janneh said, "racial dis- 
crimination led to the formation 
of the Afircan National Congress 
(ANC) in 1 91 2 which started the 
nonviolent campaign against 



see Africa page 8 



Inside: 



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Neddo 
quits , 



P. 7 



Dismas 



House , 
p. 4 



Students 
attend 
Nashville 
conference 

by Bill Householder 

Five Maryville College students 
recently attended the annual 
Amnesty International (Al) South- 
ern regional conference in Nash- 
ville at Vanderbilt University, 
February 24-26. 

Freshmen Martin Capetz, Amy 
Bontrager, Tom Anderson, and 
Jim Rice and Sophomore Bill 
Householder attended the two- 
day, three-night conference and 
workshop sponsored by Al, 
U.S.A. This conference also 
marked the largest in the history 
of the Southern region's con- 
ferences. The Southern region 
of Al, U.S.A., comprises the 
states of Oklahoma, Texas, 
Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, 
Alabama, Georgia, North Caro- 
lina, South Carolina, and Ten- 
nessee. Regional conferences 
are held each year to help in- 
dividual groups deal with the 
different topics that Al confronts 
like the death penalty and refu- 
gees and to inform the groups 
about policy changes, media 
attention, and cooperation with 
other groups. Each national 
member group also has an 
opportunity to vote on resolu- 
tions that arise during the con- 
ference. 

The members of MC's Amnesty 
chapter who went to the con- 
ference frequented those work- 
shops which were more bene- 
ficial to the budding MC group. 
Many of these workshops dealt 
with what could be done on 
campuses to further the Al 
cause, including issues like using 
resources on campus effectively 
to promote human rights aware- 
ness in the community, dealing 
with prisoners of conscience, and 
working with the elected officials, 
the religious community, and the 
media. 

As with anything, Al members 
have stories to tell, most of them 
depicting human rights abuses 
and showing what Al letter 
writing campaigns have accom- 
plished. 

see Amnesty page i 



2 -Friday, March 10, 1989 



COMMENTARY 



Use up the ozone 
by using CFCs 

Take a deep breath. Now, how much longer can you expect 
to keep doing that? Not long, If we humans keep abusing our 
environment. 

What do refrigerants in Florida, aerosols in Europe and burning 
forests in Brazil have in common? They are all chipping away at 
the ozone layer and contributing to the Greenhouse Effect. 

A conference of 120 nations opened in London on Sunday to 
address the problems of the ozone. Several nations, including 
the United States, are petitioning for a ban on Chlorofluorocar- 
bons(CFC's) by the year 2000. 

The ozone blocks many of the harmful ultraviolet rays from 
reaching the earth; without it, we would basically be living in a 
microwave. 

Thus, it is our responsibility, not as U.S. citizens, but as 
citizens of this planet, to take care of our world. The Earth is 
our host, and we are visitors. Would you, as an invited guest in 
someone's home, begin to slash up the walls? 

The conference is a step in the right direction, but you can 
take further steps to help: Don't use products containing CFCs; 
urge you senators and representatives to take action; and help 
other people become aware of the problem. 

Products containing CFCs include aerosols, refrigerator and 
air conditioning coolants, and styrofoam. If enough people 
avoid using these products, their manufacturers will be forced to 
find alternatives. If we, in turn, continue to put our money into 
these products, then it gives manufacturers incentive to fight 
against the ban. 

Let's keep the environment safe. After all, it's the only place 
we have to live. 



Editor's Notes 



I would like to wish all of you a safe, fun-filled Spring Break. If, 
during your relaxing and/or sunning, you decide to kick back a 
few beers or slurp up a few daiquiri's, please don't drive any- 
where afterwards, i'd like to see everyone return to campus in 
one piece, not in boxes. 

Because of Spring Break, the next issue of the Echo will not 
come out until March 31. 



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Students seek to free 
campus of all racism 



CPS 



by Aundra Ware and Lissa 
McLeod 

1994: Maryville College -- "As 
the College has grown in the 
past six years, its minority and 
international population has also 
grown, and special efforts have 
been made to develop a sense 
of respect within the total cam- 
pus community." (College's 
Vision Paper, 1989, p.6). 

1989: Racial slurs spark vio- 
lence on March 3. 



Dr. Richard I. Ferrin's vision of 
Maryvile College as a community 
accepting and celebrating diver- 
sity is certainly a commendable 
goal. Unfortunately, given the 
actions of this past weekend, this 
vision is far from fulfilled. While 
this violent incident was more 
notable than the subtle uneasi- 
ness felt by minorities on this 
campus, it is not the entire 
problem -- only a symptom of 
the problem. 

The student handbook requires 



Professor responds 
to Ledman's article 



by Scott Brunger 
Associate Professor 
of Economics 

Steve Ledman's article on the 
effects of social class on MC 
students brings to mind an 
educational problem that I en- 
counter teaching economics 
and international studies courses. 
Ledman points out that the 
dominant culture in America is 
taught in college. 

That dominant culture de- 
mands correct written English, 
appreciates the fine arts, is 
conversant about Moliere, and 
strives for physical fitness. 
Though we joke about Yuppies 
buying BMWs and eating brie, 
we recognize that their intellec- 
tual training precedes their con- 
spicuous consumption. 

At MC I encounter a difficulty 



teaching about big business and 
world affairs, because students 
do net arrive from a social class 
that is familiar with such con- 
cerns. If your childhood friends 
have been children of multi- 
national executives, your atten- 
tion concentrates readily on 
Federal Reserve money sup- 
plies, dollar exchange rates, and 
Algerian foreign policy. If not, 
you only have four years here 
to catch up. 

I taught children born to A- 
merica's upperclass during a 
semester at Vassar. One such 
freshman complained to me that 
the "C" on a test would spoil his 
chances to go on to Harvard 
Business School, Yale Law 
School, and success as an 
international corporate lawyer. 

see Respond page 7 



that all students help "create and 
protect the rights, dignity, and 

see Racism page 4 

Bank crisis 

relates 
to class 

by Steve Ledman 

Savings and loan institutions 
and the FSLIC (Federal Savings 
and Loan Insurance Corporation) 
were formalized with the banking 
legislation of the 1930s. That 
legislation commissioned savings 
and loans to be safe havens for 
working people's savings. This 
mandate limited their activities 
to making mortgage loans for 
owner-occupied housing, and 
strict regulation was implemented 
to guarantee that the speculative 
motives of the banking industry 
were removed from working 
people's savings deposits. With 
this federal errand, the savings 
and loan industry contributed to 
the fulfillment of the working 
person's dream of owning her 
own home. 

But with Roosevelt gone and 
the Great Society on forced 
starvation, fast-buck artists and 
their high-payed courtiers soon 
convinced an increasingly com- 
pliant Congress to deregulate 
the savings and loan industry. 
Like the logic which found that 

see Class page 5 



ARTS & LEISURE 



Friday, March 10, 1989-3 




Godspell , a Blount County Community Playhouse production, opens this weekend, 
cast features two current MC Students and four MC alums. 



The 



BCCP's Godspell features 
MC students and alums 



By Kristi Giles 

Moving from acting in the 
theatre to directing is a giant 
step. But for MC graduate 
Maelea Fiore, director of the 
Blount County Playhouse produ- 
ction of the musical Godspell, 
it is a step which has proven to 
be rewarding as well as educa- 
tional. Though Fiore has had 
extensive theatre experience, 
Godspell will mark her debut as 
a director. 

"I did my first two shows when 
I was in high school, M said Fiore. 
"I did You're a Good Man, Char- 
lie Brown and a production of 
Godspell my senior year. At MC, 
I did Fiddler on the Roof, Dark 
of the Moon, and Footlights." 

Fiore felt that her musical 
background was a great asset 
in preparing her for the directing 
of Godspell. 

"For this particular show, my 
musical experience has been a 
definite strength," Fiore said. "I 
never did a straight play (a non- 
musical production). I did a 
couple of opera workshops while 
I was at MC. I was also music 
director at an Army post theatre 
in Lindberg, West Germany, and 
I did two shows there. I did 
some guest musical directing for 
the MaryvWe College Playmakers, 
too." 
But the transition from acting 



to directing has not been an easy 
one, Fiore pointed out. 

'This is the first time that I've 
ever had control over the whole 
thing," she said. "It makes me 
kind of nervous, because I've 
never done blocking before - 
this is the first time that I have 
done that - but I think that it is 
going well. I get a lot of help 
and suggestions from the cast 
which I use. It helps to get some 
outside input." 

Of the eleven cast members in 
Godspell, two - Sandy Brennan 
and Mark Koerber - are present- 
ly MC students. Four members 
of the cast: Jeff Hayes, Mark 
Beyer, Diane Barr, and Kim 
Burnette are MC graduates. 

For MC student and staff mem- 
ber Sandy Brennan, acting is a 
new experience. 

'This is my first time on stage," 
Brennan said. "It's a lot of hard 
work, but it gives me a good 
feeling." 

Part of the feeling, Brennan 
said, comes from the working 
together of the cast members. 

"For any show," she said, "it 
has to be a group effort . . . 
individually you have to make an 
effort, but if all of the cast does 
not work together, that is going 
to make the chain have a loose 
link. 

Former MC student Joe Cham- 
berlain, the assistant directorfor 



Godspell, agreed with Brennan's 
theory, and also added that part 
of working well together means 
being able to relax and enjoy 
what is going on. 

"It's marvelous," he said. "It's 
just a matter of having fun - of 
developing a flow among the 
cast members." 

The play itself is based upon 
the Gospel of Saint Matthew. 

"Basically," explained Fiore, 
Godspell is a collection of vig- 
nettes, or skits, from the book 
of Matthew. Most of the skits 
are parables that Jesus .told, 
such as tbe Prodigal Son, the 
Good Samaritan -- things like 
that. The play is very disjointed 
. . . there is a definite end to one 
skit and the beginning to anoth- 
er." 

The religious theme, however, 
might bother some people, Fiore 
said. 

"I think that a lot of people are 
scared of the show because 
they think that it is too religious, - 
"she said. "But I just looked at 
it as a play which just happens 
to be taken from and based 
upon a book of the Bible . . . 
We've tried to update it some- 
what to this decade. In doing 
so, we've changed the way that 
we deliver a couple of the skits 

see Play page 6 



MC students plan 
to relax over break 



By Charlotte Borderieux 

Going to Daytona Beach, 
sleeping all day long, singing for 
your supper, listening to your 
parents complain for a week. 
You may be wondering what 
these things have in common. 
Well, they are all things that can 
and most certainly wiii be done 
during Spring Break. Spring 
break according to Kathy North, 
an MC sophomore, "is a time to 
let your hair down and have 
fun." 

Students are all making plans 
for this longed for holiday, but 
the big question in everyone's 
mind is what is everyone else 
doing over their coveted holi- 
day? The answer to that ques- 
tion varies ~ everything from 
partying all week to just going 
home. 

The sentiment of "letting your 
hair down" and "having fun" 
seems to be evident in many 



people's plans even if they are 
simply going home. 

Lee Ann Bieber, a MC fresh- 
man, said (Bill and Ted style) 
"We're going to have fun, dudes; 
we're going to see our awesome 
friends, and be beach-bum 
babies." 

Although many people are 
going home to relax this week, 
not everyone has the same plan 

MC freshman, Trish Lunsford 
has other plans. "I am going to 
Nashville, GA. to visit an old 
friend and I am looking forward 
to it," she said. 

The Maryville College Concert 
Choir will be on tour in Florida 
during Spring Break. The choir 
members seem excited for var- 
ious reasons. 

Choir member, Kerri Poore, a 
freshman, said "I think that it 
will be fun because I live at 

see Break page 4 



Poet's Corner 

Summer rides enthroned 

Upon the chariot of warm days and nights 

across another day 

in this garden, but 

Each day falls short of our expectation. 
Each degree falls off this heat 
like petals off these yellow roses. 

There is a dull ache 
in the center of the garden 
where the Bleeding Heart 
dropped seed upon the ground. 

Flowers 

Flowers red and flaming 

everywhere. 

Warm days and nights 

But still 

the dull ache of summer passage, 
But still 

I am losing the garden. 
But still 

I am losing you 

as I stand 

here in our garden 

my heart dropping seeds upon the ground. 



Mark Koerber 

One red rose- 
How soft the petals, 
How red the lips, 
How supple the arms, 
How thin the neck, 
Softly she whispers, 
Lips in bloom, 
"How beautiful am I to thee?" 

Kipp S. Martines 



4 -Friday, March 10, 1989 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Dismas gives parolees a helping hand 



by Jennifer Danner 

"I was skeptical [about coming 
to Dismas House] at first," said 
ex-offender, David Walters, 
'"Cause it's labeled as a halfway 
house, but once you have deal- 
ings with Dismas [you see that] 
it's not that. It's something 
more." 

Walters, a Florida State Univer- 
sity graduate in business ad- 
ministration, has lived in the 
Blount County Dismas House for 
six months and will soon be 
moving out of Dismas House and 
into the apartment complex he 
now manages. 

Walters said of the transition 
from prison to the real world, "I 
could have called on my family, 
but I got myself into trouble, and 
I could get out. I wanted to do 
it on my own." 

Dismas House provides ex- 
offenders (and students) with a 
place to live in an environment 
free of drugs, alcohol, sex, and 
violence, which are all strictly 
forbidden by the house rules. 
Besides that, Dismas is cheaper 
than other housing ($240 a 
month for room and board). 

Francis "Brownie" Brown, 
president of the Blount County 
Dismas board of directors, 
explained the idea behind Dis- 
mas House, 'The scriptural basis 
for Dismas House is a passage 
from Isaiah [61:1]. It talks about 
setting the captives free and 
releasing the prisoners. Now as 
I see it, the Dismas House con- 
cept . . . answers the question 



... to what [are we releasing 
the prisoners]; where do they 
go?" 

"Dismas House is that 'to 
what, to where, and how,' he 
continued. "If you were to give 
a definition of a Dismas House, 
it would be a halfway house for 
ex-offenders to be reassimilated 
and reactivated into their respec- 
tive communities and society as 
a whole." 
The Blount County Dismas 
House, which was founded in 

1983 as a spinoff from the MC 
February Meetings, is home to 
four ex-offenders and three 
students (Junior Andi Bristol, 
Seichiro Abe from Japan, and 
Freshman James Kirkpatrick). 

Dr. Harry Howard, associate 
professor of political science, 
served on the original board, as 
Dr. Glenn Hewitt, assistant prof- 
essor of religion and philsophy, 
and Dr. Dean Bddon, Academic 
vice-president do now. Also 
involved are Leslie Nier, director 
of Campus Life, and Dr. Sally 
Jacob, assistant professor of 
psychology, both of whom have 
cooked for the Blount County 
Dismas House. 

It is the second Dismas House 
of eight and is associated 
through Dismas, Inc. The first 
Dismas House was in Nashville 
founded in 1974 by Father Jack 
Hickey and a group of Vander- 
bilt college students. 

Heather Farrar, housedirector 
of the Blount County Dismas 
House, commented, The idea 
was that college students and 



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Sunday, April 2 

Saturday, April 8 
Sunday, April 16 

Saturday & Sunday 



Easter Backpacking 
Wesley Woods-Ropes III 
Kayaking (3rd-4th classes) 
Rock Climbing 
3rd Annual Ocoee 
Rafting Trip 
Backpacking 



For more information about these trips 
or ideas and dates for different trips , 
please contact Larry Stanley or Gary 
Black at the Crawford House. 




people coming out of prison are 
two groups of people who 
would be good together be- 
cause they are both going 
through change .... [Dismas] 
helps you learn how to give and 
receive, and you grow." 
Some MC students have, how- 
ever, expressed apprehension 
about being around ex-offend- 



ers. 

Karen Schubert, a junior who 
plans to live at Dismas this 
summer, responded, "Before I 
went there, the concept of ex- 
offenders scared me, but once 
I got there and spent time with 
them, I realized they're not any 
different from anyone else. 
Some of them are now my 



friends." 

Schubert added, "None of 
them [Dismas House residents] 
would think of taking or damag- 
ing another's property." 

Walters said, "If we have a 
resident who comes here and 

see Dismas page 6 




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3J 



Dinnertime at Dismas House is the one portion of the day when residents can be 
assured of spending time together. 



Racism from page 2 

worth or all persons." (p.2b/. 
Obviously, the larger problem 
of racism is a lack of regard for 
this statement. This article 
hopes to challenge all members 
of the MC community to respond 
to racism - both in this specific 
incident and in other more subtle 
forms. 
To Ferrin and other college 
administrators: 

1 ~ We challenge you to take 
a strong, and immediate public 
stand that leaves no room for 
racism and other ethnocentrlci- 
ties. This policy should apply to 
the behavior and be expected 
of all MC employees and stu- 
dents as dearly outlined in hir- 
ing agreements and the student 
handbook. This statement 
should include sanctions for the 
violation of this policy. 

2 - We challenge you to find 
financial resources to enlarge 
educational opportunities about 
minorities. These opportunities 
would include the hirina of more 
minority faculty members and a 
competitive curriculum concern- 
ing minorities, such as a course 
in African-American studies and 
women's issues. 



To the Faculty: 

We challenge you to more fully 
integrate minority experiences 
into the courses you are current- 
ly teaching. This task is ob- 
viously more adaptable to some 
courses than to others, but can 
be a short-term effort towards 
bridging gaps in the minority 
education. 

To the Staff: 

We challenge you to facilitate 
a healthy community of diversity 
through your words, actions, 
and influence in the college 
community. 

To Students: 

1 -We challenge ourselves to 
address the issue of racism in 
all of its forms - both in our 
intimate communities and the 
international community. 

2 ~ We challenge ourselves to 
respect the guidelines in the 
student handbook that we a- 
greed to follow upon entry at 
Marvville College. 

To All Members of the MC 
Community: 

We challenge ourselves to be 
more accepting of racial and 
ethnic differences with aware- 
ness and sensitivity that leads 
to an empowering experience 
for each individual and the 
whole community. 



Break from page 3 

home, and I am always at home, 
so I'll be able to get away rather 
than everybody else not being 
able to go home. So, I'm really 
excited about going on tour." 
Some students don't know 
what they are doing yet. 

Freshman Carol Callaway, for 
example, when asked what she 
was doing for Spring Break said, 
"Right now it's a toss up, but I'm 
probably going to Louisiana and 
then to South Carolina to a 
military ball." 

Some people's plans simply 
involve seeing their friends. 
Amirod Willingham, an MC fresh- 
man, when asked what his plans 
were for Spring Break said, "I'm 
going to chill out with a couple 
of buddies - probably go down 
to Miami and kick it up with my 
homeboys." 
Whatever everyone will be 
doing, they all have one thing in 
common - they are going to 
relax and have somn fun whilp 
they can. 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Friday, March 10, 1989-5 



Internships make 
great summer jobs 



tyjana Dalton 

Beware the ides of March." 
: or though internships abound 
o do their application dead- 
nes; summer jobs often inter- 
iew and hire long before gradu- 
tion caps fill the air. So revel 
ithe dead of winter by explor- 
ng the opportunities for sum- 
ner employment. 
Internships are suggested 
xograms, required for some 
najors, that offer in-depth, 
lands-on experience. Related 

your major and interests, they 
ire like smorgasbords, offering 
time to test your abilities and 
taste" a particular field without 
he confinement of a permanent 
josition. 

Internships and their details 
ire as varied as the offered 
ireas. Some are salaried, some 
jll-time, some not. Certain 
rms maintain positions year- 
ound while others have only 
ummer openings. 

a personal interview regard- 
ig my own internship, Jean 
ones, director of Career Plan- 
ing and Placement (CPP), 
tressed the importance of re- 
earching prospective compa- 
ies and determining who would 
ie beneficial employers. 



"Look at who you would like 
to work for," Jones said. 'Then 
call and ask them. Anything is 
possible." 

If this approach is not for you, 
alternatives exist. The Internship 
Directory, at CPP, lists programs 
available. Advertising, public 
relations, park service, and law 
firms are an inkling of the vari- 
ety. The Library also has nu- 
merous publications which as- 
sist In locating addresses, re- 
quirements, and specifications, 
especially the dreaded dead- 
lines. 

Summer jobs, on the other 
hand, allow for dabbling in multi- 
ple fields, orovide good exper- 
ience, not to mention a plausible 
method of reducing college 

costs. 

Additional information is avail- 
able in CPP, and certain em- 
ployers contact Jean Jones 
annually seeking summer empl- 
oyees. 

Old Man Winter is chilling once 
again, but summer is only a 
blink away. Polish up your 
resume and beat the summer 
no-job, bad job blues. In- 
ternships and summer positions 
are there for the taking. 



ClaSS from page 2 

lolluters needn't be regulated 
«cause the market always 
)und the right cost for pollution, 
nancial deregulation was sold 
s the market cure for an al- 
xigedly ailing financial industry. 
>o over fancy meals in high- 
priced Washington restaurants, 
snders convinced Congress that 
they could only lend in other 
markets (business loans, resorts, 
ice buildings, junk bonds, 
fe), then mortgage borrowers 
vould benefit. 

With deregulation, the corner 
avings and loan could play like 
me of the big boys - all right 
nd good in the free market - 
forwhichitismeant. So savi- 
ns and loans lent ... to any- 
me with an idea. And when 
>at idea seemed about to fail - 
they lent it some more. The 
ross National Product(GNP) 
•» . . . The longest continual 
tonomic recovery in history" 
*te thus manufactured - bor- 
>wed, with bad debt teetering 
"the brink of foreclosure. 
Working people are about to 
f ofit from the free market's 
Wment with deregulation, 
>d President Bush just an- 



nounced how he intends to 
ensure that working people 
continue to benefit. His rescue 
plan should only cost each of us 
$500 ($120 billion divided by 240 
million U.S. citizens) - if the 
economy performs as Bush's 
people predict. Yet the fearful 
question lurking between the 
lines of every news report is: 
Will the eventual price be a- 
nother Great Depression? If 
not, will we have to learn the 
same lessons learned then of 
the need for government regula- 
tion? And if we don't need to 
learn old lessons, then why did 
we allow speculative interests to 
entrench themselves in the 
savings and loan industry again, 
with the predictable conse- 
quences of the current crises? 
$120 billion would go a long 
way towards ameliorating class 
difference in the United States. 
Progressives have offered radi- 
cal solutions to the savings and 
loan and commercial banking 
crises. Those proposals and the 
industry's objection to them will 
be discussed in our next look at 
the dynamics of class discrimin- 
ation. 




Many students, faculty, and staff really know how to give of themselves — they 
gave blood on Mar. 6. Senior Amy Lucas is pictured here getting ready for the 
needle. 



Abusive relationships are 
focus of Univ . of Cincy 



(OCR) -- It's hard to believe: As 
many as 20 percent of students 
have experienced violence in 
dating relationships - including 
hair pulling, slapping, throwing 
objects, and sexual aggression. 
More than half of the incidents 
caused injury ~ but not the end 
of the relationship. 

The University of Cincinnati 
(UC) has developed a pilot 
program to help students caught 
up in abusive relationships. 
Nancy Spence, director of th 
Office of Women's Programs 
and Services, explained the 
project at Towson State Univer- 
sity's recent Conference on 
Campus Violence. 

Spence has trained 20 UC 
students of both sexes to give 
a 70 minute presentation ~ 
"Loving Too Much: Relation- 
ships That Hurt" - to different 
groups on campus. Another 20 
students will soon begin a se- 
cond training program, attending 
weekly two-hour sessions for 8 
to 10 weeks. 

So much time is required, says 
Spence, because the students 
don't present information. They 
must be able "to handle the 
stories of abuse that come up." 
The material almost always 
triggers memories and emotional 
responses form some members 
of the audience. "Often," says 
Spence, "the audience has the 
best examples." 

The presenters begin by asking 
participants to complete a ques- 
tionnaire about their own re- 



lationships. True-false questions 
- such as "My partner can one 
minute shower me with love and 
attention, then the next put me 
down," or "My partner and I 
share power and decision-ma- 
king" - are designed to get 
participants to think about their 
own relationships. 
Using the questionaire as a 
starting point, the leaders ex- 
plore the characteristics of abus- 
ive relationships. They explain 
how such alliances often begin 
with a whirlwind courtship, since 

both partners feel a frantic need 
to bind - and then easily be- 
come addicted to the relation- 
ship. The one who eventually 
causes pain is often highly ro- 
mantic at first; on the other 
hand, the victim often feels a 
need to rescue the abuser. 

The presenters next examine 
how people get into unhealthy 
relationships and what keeps 
them there. Abusers, for ex- 
ample have low self-esteem and 
rigid sex-role expectations, as 
well as a family history of vio- 
lence. 

Perhaps more important, the 
leaders offer suggestions for 
those caught in a web of abus- 
ive loves. Victims, especially, 
should find a support group and 
get counseling. And - should 
they leave an abusive relation- 
ship - they should expect to 
soon want their partner back. 
Since it takes 90 days to break 
an addictive habit, victims 
should wait three months before 



deciding to return. 

But what about student ser- 
vices professionals? What can 
they do to help students trapped 
in tnese unhealthy relationships V 
Spence has a number of sug- 
gestions to use when counseling 
victims: Believe what the victim 
tells you; understand victim's 
attachment to abuser; look for 
cycles to the abuse; outline the 
pros and cons of the realtion- 
ship, and cover all the options; 
give specific advice for ending 
the relationship, such as making 
the break definite and final, or 
changing the locks on the dorm 
room; help the victim develop 
skills to cope outside of the 
addictive relationship; and allow 
the victim to mourn the loss of 
the relationship if it ends. 

When it comes to dealing with 
the abuser, Spence advises 
counselors to confront violent 
behaviors. The abuser must feel 
responsible for any violent be- 
haviors, even if he - or she»- 
feels pushed beyond control. 
Violence, she says, is a learned 

behavior - and can be unlearn- 
ed. 



For more information contact 
Nancy Spence, director, Office 
of Women's Programs and 
Services, 350 Tanmeman Univer- 
sity Center, University of Cincin- 
nati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0179; 
Phone: 513/556-4401. 




6 -Friday, March 10, 1988 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Brunger travels to 
to African nations 



by Bill Householder 

4 

Dr. Scott Brunger, associate 
professor of economics, left for 
a tour of five African nations as 
part of the YMCA program's 
investigation of these countries. 

Dr. Brunger was chosen by the 
YMCA to travel to the African 
countries of Benin, Gambia, 
Senegal, Togo, Kenya, Uganda, 
and Zambia. He will spend three 
weeks in Africa and write evalua- 
tions of recent development 
programs implemented in these 
countries by the YMCA. 

Some of the programs Brunger 
will be looking at are education 
in the use of microcomputers, 
secretarial skills, and commercial 
English. In rural areas, he will 
be observing programs of well- 
digging and irrigation. 

While on his tour, Brunger will 
be joined by a Kenyan sociolo- 
gist and two representatives of 
the YMCA's Continental African 
Alliance. 

Brunger said, The big issue 
that is dealt with is what these 
projects are trying to accomplish 
and whether or not it is accom- 
plished. In other words, if you 
train carpenters, do carpenters 
who finish the program actually 
set themselves up in carpentry 
and become self-supportinn 
people, or do they sit around 



DismaS from page 4 

. . . causes problems in our little 
community, we have a way 
[through house meetings] of 
either correcting that or asking 
them to leave." 

In response to students who 
have commented on the rules 
of no drugs, no sex, and no 
violence being too stringent, 
Bristol, who has lived at Dismas 
since this January, responded, 
'The rules add to the support 
system . . . and nobody ques- 
tions what you do out of the 
house." 

Besides that, except for the 
three basic rules which are 
common to all of the Dismas 
Houses, the residents make their 
own rules. Bristol said, "[We] 
make all decisions as a house." 

Walters added, The keyword 
is compromise." 

Steve Souder, director of the 
Blount County Dismas House, 
said, "I really value the students; 
it wouldn't be Dismas [without 
them]." 

Schubert pointed out some 



of campus - and this is an 
unrealistic world." 

Bristol said, "It's a whole sup- 
port network . . . It's great, and 
you don't get that at a dorm." 

Souder said, "Dismas is a 
community of family . . . with the 
goal of helping everybody to 
grow." 

Bristol concurred, "Dismas is 
. . . diverse people coming 
together who find a way to live 
together and build relationships." 

When asked how he would 
explain Dismas House to some- 
one who had never heard of it, 
Saddler offered, "If a person in 
Maryville . . . has any curiousity 
about Dismas, I would invite 
them to come and check it out. 
You don't have to feel obligated 
to live here or cook for us; just 
come and be part of the com- 
munity." 

Walters replied, "I can't explain 
it; I'd just invite them to dinner." 

For more information or dinner 
reservations call 983-9790 



Go fly a kite! 



saying, 'there really isn't any 
need for carpenters, but I now 
have a certificate - maybe I can 
go to school and become an 
airline mechanic.'" 

He also stated that he will be 
looking at how the programs 
help the YMCA in these coun- 
tries. Specifically, Brunger will 
be investigating if the programs 
will help train good managers for 
future programs, if the programs 
create new membership for the 
YMCA, and if the participating 
countries themselves become 
self-supporting units without 
reliance on the United States or 
other countries. 

Brunger said that what they 
are trying to do on this tour is 
see if the programs "are able to 
respond to the needs of their 
own countries and come up with 
positions about social issues in 
their own countries." 

He also said that they will be 
looking at the bonds between 
certain U.S. YMCA's and African 
YMCA's to determine whether 
or not the money the U.S. YM- 
CA's are raising and sending is 
serving a purpose. 
Because there are not many 
major cities in Africa, YMCA's in 
Africa, like the ones Brunger will 
visit, are just beginning. 




Ellen Foreman and Krista Ross-Mull took a break from classes 
this past week and flew a kite. 



Jim Ric# 



Play from page 3 

and the way certain characters 
are played. I don't think that it 

has to be a religious show . . 
it is a show that people are 
going to be able to identify 
with." 

"Opening night", Fiore said, "wil 
be the best part of the produc- 
tion." 

To watch it all come together," 
she said, "and to realize that 
there were eleven distinct per- 
sonalities when we started . .. 
now the eleven is becoming 
one. It's a slow process and it 
takes time, but to watch that 
happen is the most exciting part 
for me ~ to see the cast come 
together as one unit to make it 
all work." 

Tickets for the Blount County 
Playhouse production of God- 
spell can be purchased either 
from cast members or at the 
door. Dates and times for the 
musical are Saturday, March 11 
at 8:00, and Sunday, March 12 
at 2:30. Both performances will 
be presented in the MC Samuel 
Tynsdale Chapel, and there will 
be an interpretation for the deaf 
by MC Junior Robin Dean. 



Captain Highlander 



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that different meal options 
"should be available. I'm getting 

charged when I don't eat there." 
Room cost, on the other hand, 
is increasing 10 percent from 
$1,435 to $1,580. This Is due to 
planned residence hall improve- 
ments, including a plan to install 
phone lines in individual rooms. 
Wyatt explained, "Students 
could bring their own phones 
and each room would have a 
different nummber." 

While some students are in 
favor of this, others, like Royer 
feel that "a telephone extension 
and the extra $145 charge 
should be up to the person in 
each room." 

Emily Yarborough, director of 
Communications, pointed out 
that MC is still cheaper than 
other colleges in MC's league 
like Rhodes and Sewanee. 

"Students are still accepted 
without regard to their ability to 
pay," she added. 

Some students were still not 
convinced that the increase was 
needed. 

Junior Ellen Foreman said, "I 
think if we're increasing enroll- 
ment, there shouldn't necessarily 
be a tuition increase." 

The increase goes into effect 
for the fall '89 semester. 



SPORTS 



Friday. March 10, 1989-7 



Neddo resigns, 
others fill in 



ty M. A Bristol 

Director of Soccer Programs 
and Head Coach of the men's 
soccer team, Philip T. Neddo, 
resigned last week effective 
immediately. 

In his letter of resignation, 
Neddo said, "It has been a tre- 
mendous opportunity for me to 
be associated with an institution 
like MC . . . . Now due to per- 
sonal reasons, I feel it is time 
to resign my position at MC." 

According to Dr. Sue Wyatt, 
vice-president for Student Deve- 
lopment, arrangements have 
already been made to cover 
Neddo's duties. 

'The assistant coach [Bakty 
Barber] will pick up soccer, and 
Dean Boldon has arranged to 
cover his classes," Wyatt said. 

Boldon, Academic vice-presi- 
dent, said that Neddo's French 
drills would be covered by Viv- 
iane Williams, who taught them 
last year. He also said that the 
archery course that Neddo had 
been teaching would be taught 
by Dr. John Perry, associate 
professor and chairman of the 
physical education department. 

Athletic Director Randy Lam- 
bert informed the soccer players 
as soon as possible after he 
received Neddo's resignation. 

He said, 'The players were the 
first to know; we had a meeting 
the night I received the letter." 

Lambert also said that he had 



met personally with elected 
representatives of the team; 
Sophomore Randy Evans, Jun- 
ior Matt Grandstand, and Senior 
Henry Marambio to discuss the 
search for Neddo's replacement. 

"We have established a search 
committee," Lambert said. 'They 
will be reviewing [candidates] 
over the next month. We have 
established a May 1 deadline for 
hiring. 

He added that Barber would 
be one of the candidates con- 
sidered. 

Wyatt said that the search 
committee hoped to have as 
many candidates as possible on 
campus so that the players 
would have a chance to meet 
them. 

Neddo said in his letter to the 
players, "Guys, I wanted you to 
be the first to know about my 
resignation .... Regardless of 
what lies ahead for me," he 
continued, "my main concern at 
this time is that the program I 
have had the privilege of being 
associated with continues to 
grow, through you, to its maxi- 
mum potential." 

When asked about the ob- 
vious rumors that would even- 
tually spread around campus in 
light of Neddo's sudden depar- 
ture, Lambert said,"l accepted 
his resignation and I accept his 
statement of leaving for personal 
reasons. I'm going to honor his 
statement." 



Respond from page 2 

He could imagine no other life, 
since his father worked on Wall 
Street. I disappointed him by 
stating that the only way to 
make good grades is to earn 
them. 

Children of the upperclass 
have their own cultural blind- 
ness, though not about business 
and world affairs. That student 
knew that fortunes are made 
and lost on changes in govern- 
ment policy, so business news- 
papers were a necessity of life. 
He found economics an intellec- 
tual discipline very applicable to 
the world he grew up in. He 
considered foreign language a 
necessary means of communi- 
cating with future clients. Euro- 
pean history was preparation for 
sightseeing during business 
trips. African Studies constitut- 
ed a longterm investment with 
potential payoffs. His cultural 
blindness appeared when he 
looked at snow-covered moun- 



tains and wondered if they were 
a good backdrop for business 
conferences. He also drove 
home through Harlem and never 
noticed it from the expressway, 
because poor people did not 
matter to him. 

In my subject matter, upper- 
class students are easier to 
motivate, though they suffer 
from blindness too. At MC you 
have to learn to appreciate the 
alien worlds of economic policy- 
making, international business, 
economic forecasting and Afri- 
can culture. By mastering un- 
familiar subjects, you make fresh 
dicoveries that upperclass stu- 
dents cannot. If you develop 
your ethical and aesthetic sen- 
ses at MC, in later life you will 
not ignore slums or treat snow- 
covered mountains as back- 
drops. On the road to learning, 
upperclass students may start 
quicker than you, but their sense 
of direction may also be flawed. 




Spring means BASEBALL! The Scots, seen here facing Warren Wilson College, are 
ready for the rest of the season. suw >y^ 



Amnesty from page 1 

One story, told by an Austin, 
Texas member of Al, was about 
a prisoner of conscience in El 
Salvador whose leg had been 
broken and shot and who had 
been denied medical treatment. 
Jude Filler travelled to El Sal- 
vador to speak with the Salvado- 
ran equivalent of a prison war- 
den about better treatment for 
this prisoner. 

When she arrived at his office, 
she noticed that he was sur- 
rounded by boxes of letters, 
and upon looking closer, Filler 
found that the letters were from 
Al members around the world. 
Filler asked the warden about 
the letters and was told that he 
was trying to answer the letters 
because his predecessor had 
been fired for not answering 
them. Soon after her visit with 
the warden, the prisoner of 
conscience received medical 
attention. 

Pieso Zavala of Louisiana 
stated one of the more impor- 
tant points an Al member must 
remember, "Don't be discourag- 
ed. After all you're doing what 
your conscience dictates. 
You're not here to win a popu- 
larity contest, you're doing 
what's right." 

The MC's Amnesty chapter's 
story is just beginning. On Feb. 
28, the MC chapter held their 
second meeting, where those 
who had attended the Amnesty 
convention discussed what they 
had learned. 



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THE BACK PAGE 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

On March 21, 1989, the American Diabetes Association and 
participating organizations will be urging 'Take Care of Your 
Health," as part of American Diabetes Alert Day. 

In Knoxville, the Knox Area Chapter of the American Diabetes 
Association will be participating in getting the word out about 
diabetes and its treatment, and what factors cause a person to 
be at high risk. 

A blood-sugar screening will be held at West Town Mall March 
21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information contact the 
Knox Area chapter of the American Diabetes Association at 584- 
2623. 



Mountain Challenge is offering a three-day, two-night canoeing 
expedition over March 11-13. Cost is $50. Mountain Challenge 
will also take a rafting trip on Sunday, April 16. Cost is $25. For 
more information on these trips and other Mountain Challenge 
programs this spring, see Gary Black or Larry Stanley at Craw- 
ford House. 

Fay Carothers, Director of Women's Developmental Services, 
is offering a workshop for women who want to personalize their 
own re-entry into new careers, job changes, and identify their 
special skills and qualities. In a small group setting, participants 
will be individually helped to identify their interest, values and 
priorities with new perspectives. 

The four-session workshop will start March 10. Each meeting 
will be two hours. 

For more information call Fay Carothers at 522-6826. 

The Knoxville's Chamber Orchestra's Fourth Subscription 
Series Concert will be held on March 1 1 at Bijou Theatre at 8:15 
pm. It features the KSO Principal Bassoon Keith McClelland and 
Principal Pianist Carol Mills. 



Congratulations to the following students for making the fall 
semester 1988 Dean's List! 

First year students: Bobby Anderson, Todd Anderson, Brian 
Austin, Charlotte Borderieux, Cassie Burns, David Calabrese, 
Carol Callaway, Jennifer Carter, Sabrina Cefali, Melissa Corn- 
best, Yvonne Cosentino, Michael Damron, Jennifer Danner, 
Margie Dietz, Christianna Ferguson, Laura Field, David Fletcher, 
Janet Gehlbach, Kristi Giles, Jennifer Harmon, Kim Hicks, Paul 
Hoffman, Jason Jenkins, J. P. Johnson, Janette Judy, Barbara 
Kummerow, Jamie Latimer, Wendy Layne, Cindy Lemons, Tim 
Lister, Lisa Locke, William Lukens, Stephanie McClure, Troy 
Martin, Melissa Masingo, Jill Neubert, Heather Newell, Aya 
Nomura, Missy Pankake, John Parham, Larry Patterson, Aur- 
lander Phillips, Andy Pratt, Scott Reed, Mark Rhyne, Jim Rice, 
Tammy Robertson, Tomoaki Sato, Angela Smalling, Heather 
Smith, Jenny Stanley, Chris Teffteller, Donyele Thompson, Tom 
Touzeau, Sara Townsend, Naoko Umeda, and Chris Varner. 

Second year students: Denise Amann, Kathy Anderson, Ann 
Beaty, Brian Bills, Barbara Borderieux, Kate Braden, Lynn 
Burgin, Beth DeBow, Joseph Ellis, Randy Evans, Eileen Freund, 
Alissa Hammond, Tina Kerr, Julie Lillard, Kathy McArthur, 
Marilyn McCoy, John Presley, Stacy Reagan, Frank Schubert, 
Lori Smith, Angela Stinnet, Vickie Wester, and Amy Zickfoose. 

Third year students: Jon Allison, Cynthia Ashmore, Neal 
Atchley, Ken Barber, Andi Bristol, Craig Canevit, Rocky Casteel, 
Tina Gould, Michelle Grube, Pam Gunter, Jennifer Hariess, 
Brenda Harmon, Pat Heldman, Rae Ann Hickman, Noriko 
Iwanaga, Chris Kaijser, Steve Lantrip, Steve Ledman, Kevin 
Lynch, Traci McDonell, Nancy Oberholtzer, Carol Paul, Cookie 
Payne, John Rhoades, Karen Schubert, Becky Shackelford, 
John Shaw, Jimmy Simeriy, Whitney Sloan, Paula Smith, Lynn 
Smith, Sterling Strevel, James Sufrin, Belinda Tinker, Jan Tomlin, 
Matt Wayland, John Wilson, and Kathy Yarlett. 

Fourth year students: Barbara Bolt, Michael Bradam, Laura 
Brock, Aelfraed Chiverton, Maria Cole, Mary Coleman, Amy Delf, 
Angela DeLozier, Donna Dixon, Gina Emmett, Mary Gaines, 
Jennifer Greenawalt, Heidi Hoffecker, Lynn King, Tammy Long, 
Melissa Loughlin, Lissa McLeod, Tom Scott, Jeff Sherman, 
James Shook, Connie Stinnet, Donna Swan, Tammy Taylor, 
Jennifer Worth, and Abeba Wuhib. 



Africa from page 1 

racism." 

The legislation of Apartheid [in 
the late 1940s and early 1950s]," 
Janneh continued, "forced the 
ANC towrds a more militant 
posture in its campaign against 
racism, as a peaceful protest, 
and ended in the shooting to 
death of several black civilians." 
"Blacks," he said, "decided to 
unite and in 1955 the ANC drew 
up the Fredom Charter, which 
_ is still the basis for their de- 
mands for equality, [and which] 
states that South Africa should 
be a nonracial democratic soci- 
ety with every South African 
having a vote." 
Janneh went on to explain how 
increased black resistance led 
to the Sharpeville Protest in 
1960. Hundreds of black stu- 
dents were arrested and 68 of 
them were killed. This incident 
has become known as the 
"Sharpeville Massacre." It also 
forced the banning of the ANC 
and the Pan-Africanist Congress 
(PAC). 

Blackleaders decided to. go 
underground, and the South 
African regime took further re- 
pressive measures resulting in 
the jailing of several people, 
including Nelson Mandela. 

During the following decade, 
there was acquiescence on the 
part of the blacks until around 
the mid-1960s when Steve Biko 
started the black consiousness 
movement. Biko, too, was killed 
on September 12, 1977. 

Ann Owens Brunger, who has 
lived in Africa and met with 
leaders, such as Archbishop 
Desmond Tutu, discussed the 
incredible resistance to change 
in the Arpartheid policy on the 
part of the Afrikaners. 
These people, she explained, 
"felt very oppresed by the British 
who were trying to put them 
down at the first part of the 
century." 

She also pointed out that the 
"stong resistance to change is 
also undergirded by the incre- 
dibly wealthy and materialistic 
lifestyle that the Afrikeners main- 
tain [It is] also undergirded 

by the perversion of the Chris- 
tian theology." 

The Afrikaner branch of the 
Dutch reformed church claims 
that the races were created 
separately by God, making the 
white race superior. 

This view, however, as Scott 
Brunger noted, "has been con- 
demned by the World Alliance 
of Reformed Churches." 
Many black South African 
leaders, like Tutu, and organiza- 
tions, like the Congress of South 
African Trade Unions which 
represents many black workers, 



have called for other countries 
around the world to impose 
economic sanctions upon South 
Africa in order to undermine the 
regime's resolve to continue the 
policy of Apartheid. 

"Sanctions," Janneh said, 
"seem to be the only available 
alternative to a violent struggle 
.... Sanctions have not been 
quite effective, mainly because 
Western countries, including the 
U.S., have been reluctant in 
imposing sanctions which have 
been recommended by the UN 
[United Nations] and various 
other countries." 

Janneh went on to point out 
that "U.S. economic involvement 
in South Africa has helped to 
strengthen the economic arm of 
the Apartheid regime. They 
have become partners in the 
exploration of black labor. The 
tendency has been to focus on 
high returns and profits. That's 
why a lot of Western companies 
have investments in South Afri- 
ca, because black labor is 
cheap." 

The U.S. reluctance to impose 
sanctions is seen in the policy 
of "constructive engagement," 
which was begun by the Reagan 
administration in 1980 and is 
being continued by the Bush 
administration. 

As Scott Brunger explained, 
The administration's stand was 
that by not criticizing the South 
African government, it would 
allow the forces of the free 
market to make it inevitable that 
the blacks would be lifted in 
their standard of living, and the 
government would change inter- 
nally, because you have to have 
a free people in order to have 
a free economv." 

Brunger's suggestion in regard 
to the policy of economic sanc- 
tions was that we as a nation 
should "either put our money 
where our values are or quit 
talking like we have any values 
at all." 

One question that Campbell 
posed to the panel was: "How 
is the U.S. invovlement in South 
Africa interpreted by the world?" 
Janneh responded, The U.S. 
is seen as being the leader of 
the free world, as being a model 
of true democracy ... but it 
becomes a paradox when such 
a model is seen to be having 
friendly ties with the most racist 
regime on earth." 
There were some arguments 
presented against divestment 
during the forum. Varner pointed 
out that some countries are 
economically unable to impose 
sanctions. The Soviet Union, for 
example, which has strongly 
denounced Apartheid, badly 
needs the industrial grade dia- 
monds which are found almost 



exclusively In South Africa. The 
United States, Varner said, faces 
many of the same economic 
dependencies. 

He further noted, "Many of the 
African nations which despise 
the South African government 
are still forced to buy farm e 
quipment which is essential to 
maximizing crop production 
these countries which are starv- 
ing. 

The first objective for anyone 
concerned about the issue is, of 
course, to become educated 
We must be cautious in 
endeavor, however, for as Sal 
noted, "Whose information i 
given to us? It is the white' 
information for sure ... it has 
always been that way. Mosttf 
the time the news has been 
distorted." 

Brunger also suggested that 
we as a campus raise money to 
provide a scholarhip for a black 
South African to attend schod 
here at MC. 

As individuals we can support 
divestment by the college as 
well as by the nation as a whole 
We can educate our friends 
roommates, and families by 
urging them to write letters to 
their congressmen and Presi 
dent. 

Owens Brunger suggested that 

if we are indeed going to take 
a stand against racism, we 
should do it in a very direct 
close-to-home way, and not jus! 
by working at a distance b 
doing things like supportint 
divestment. 

We should, she said, "look i 
the eye of the fellow Maryvillc 

College student who has j 
said a racist thing and challenge 
the racism right before our nose, 
because it is here on campus; 
it is here in Blount County . . . 
. Furthermore, we can refuse to 
buy diamonds ... We can say 
to the man who has just given 
us a diamond ring, 'No, I wont 
accept that ring.' That's where 
[the struggle] gets a little more 
personal." 

At the close of the forum, Sail's 
ending statement seemed to 
capture the underlying meaning 
of the South African freedom 
movement: "We are all human 
beings . . . there is no difference 
between us just because we are 
white, black, red, or yellow; we 
are born the same way and we 
are going to die the same way 

We must think to ourselves 

that when one part of the human 
family is suffering, we are hurt 
too." 

If you are interested in takint 
part in the South Africa aware- 
ness group on campus, pleas< 
contact Tammy Williams, Box 
2628. 













IGHLAND 



Maryville College 



Friday, March 31, 1989 



Enrollment 
is going up 

by Jennifer Danner 



For those of you who haven't 
noticed enrollment was way up 
at Maryville College this year. 
And if it seemed large this year, 
just wait until next fall. 

Carl Pagles, dean of Admis- 
sions and Enrollment Manage- 
ment, expects a comparatively 
large freshman class again next 
fall. 

"Our goal is 250," he said. 
That's up from this year's fresh- 
man class of 227." 

Pagles suggested several 
reasons for this increase. "I think 
the admission's staff. . . worked 
very hard last year," he said. 
"There was a general increase 
last year of interest, and I think. 
. . part of that came from the 
college participating in. . . the 
student search program. . . 
[which] brought a lot of response 
. . . [also] the college made the 
decision to increase the amount 
of financial assistance." 

Of the 743 students Yarborough 
related are enrolled, the registrar 
predicts that 100 will graduate 
in the class of 1989. If admis- 
sions reaches its goal, there will 
be 250 new students to replace 
the 100 seniors. 

Academic Vice-President Dean 
Boldon, plans for a larger enroll- 
ment but doubts that classes will 
be any larger. "Four new faculty 
members will be hired in the 
area of physics and general 
science, pychology, business, 
and sign language interpretation. 
Also, we have budgeted for 
more part-time faculty," he said. 

Boldon feels that the new 
faculty will help with the class 
load in other departments. He 
explained, "If for instance we 
have someone new in psycho- 
logy, Dr. [Sally] Jacob can teach 
more education classes." 

Boldon added, "I don't forsee 
any big change; we'd have to 
waltz in about 500 freshmen for 
there to be a big change." 

This likelihood of a big chan- 
ges seems to be the same in 

terms of housing as well. This 
spring there are 359 students 
living on campus 194 of those 

see Enroll page 4 



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Last weekend's temperatures reached 80 degrees for the first time this year, and many people took advantage of the weather to work on their tans. Bill Lukens 
and Scott Snyder joined the sunbathers on the "beach" behind Copeiand. 

Jim Rice 



Gore to speak at commencement 



by Jennifer C Worth 

Senator Albert Gore will deliver 
the commencement address at 
the 1989 ceremonies. 

MC President Richard I. Ferrin 
said that Gore is "someone of 
real national prominence who 
has ties to the area," adding, "I 
think we have someone in Sen- 
ator Gore who's going to make 
a bigger and bigger splash on 
the national scene." The most 



important reason, however, is 
Gore's "influence of values." 

Dr. Ferrin decided to invite 
Gore in November, when he 
received an open letter from the 
senator about his trip to Antarc- 
tica to investigate environmental 
concerns. "It just struck/ne that 
here is someone who is inter- 
ested in being more than a 
politician in power," Ferrin said. 

After corresponding via mail 
and intermediaries, Ferrin offi- 



Inside: 

Dr. Ferrin's 

report card , p . 6 



cially invited Gore in January. 
They discussed the global en- 
vironment issue, and Ferrin 
proposed that Gore conduct a 
world environment conference 
in this area. For now, however, 
the senator, who has spoken on 
campus before, will take things 
one step at a time. 

Gore will be an appropriate 
commencement speaker Ferrin 
said, because "the values that 
he seems to be acting out are 
values which we at Maryville 
hold dear." 

Having a senator speak at 
commencement is also "part of 
a conscious strategy," Ferrin 
said. "I am very interested that 
this college community has the 
chance to intersect regularly 
with national leaders." Such 
opportunities will help integrate 
MC into world awareness and 
help students develop into better 
leaders. 

The past ten years have seen 



a variety of commencement 
speakers, ranging from local 
leaders like Edwin J. Best, then 

chair of the Board of Directors, 
and Dr. Ferrin himself, to mem- 
bers of world concerns, such as 
Mabubul Hag, director of the 
Policy Planning and Program 
Review Department of the World 
Bank, and Marian Wright Edel- 
man, president of the Children's 
Defense Fund. 

Choosing a commencement 
speaker is tricky because of the 
dual focus of the occasion. 
Ferrin said, "The difficulty with 
commencement is that people 
are really coming to honor the 
graduates. It can get schizo- 
phrenic." The best choice, he 
said, is "either someone of truly 
national importance or a mem- 
ber of the 'family'." Anyone in 
between can be "eminently 
forgettable." 

Commencement exercises will 
be held May 14 at 2:30 p.m. 



2 -Friday, March 31, 1989 



COMMENTARY 



Pageant accents 
beauty, not merit 

April Fool's Day will certainly hold a parade of Fools as 37 of 
MC's "bold and beautiful" strut their stuff in the Mr. and Miss 
Maryville College Beauty Pageant. 

I understand that this event is being held to raise money for 
the senior class, and judp'ng from last year's turn-out, I am 
certain that monetarily the event will be a success. What I don't 
understand is why it takes an event that places both men and 
women on stage like pieces of meat to attract such widespread 
campus participation. 

This does not poorly reflect on Aelfraed Chiverton, president 
of the senior class and organizer of this event; it does, however, 
say a lot about everyone who will attend the pageant. It raises 
questions concerning what we have learned at MC -- is this how 
we have learned to treat people, to judge them not on merit, but 
on physical beauty? 

Is this what it takes to cure campus apathy -- a bunch of 
"beauties" strutting around in bathing suits? I wasn't aware that 
apathy was a hormonal problem. 

The popularity of this event is beyond my comprehension. 
Beauty is, as the adage goes, only skin deep. The whole 
person, not just a pretty face or how much skin is bared in the 
swimsuit competition, should be judged. I am positive, howev- 
er, that a campus event held in honor of persons who have 
made a significant contribution to the community ~ a service 
project let's say, would receive about as much campus par- 
ticipation as a sewing bee. 



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someone for the job. 

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by Jim Rice 



In this day and age, the federal 
government has expanded its 
control of society to a point 
where any radical or reactionary 
can holler and the government 
steps in to outlaw whatever is 
considered offensive. One such 
situation is the current fight over 
"Assault" rifles. This catagory 
includes the Colt AR-1 5 and the 
Soviet-designed AK-47. Unfor- 
tunately, this contreversy has 
expanded to include any semi- 
automatic weapon, including 
many legitimate hunting rifles, 
handguns, and shotguns. To 
deal with the issue effectively, 
let's take it piece by piece. 

First is the problem with defin- 
ing assault rifle. In general, an 
assault rifle is an automatic 
weapon, capable of firing several 
shots by holding down on the 
trigger. In this case, there are 
very few true assault rifles in 
private hands, because true 
automatic weapons are very 
closely regulated by the federal 
government. In this case, the 
burden falls upon semi-automa- 
tic weapons which fire every 
time the trigger is pulled and are 
very legal because of their legiti- 
mate use as hunting weapons. 
This includes all the weapons in 
question, such as the AK-47 and 
the Colt AR-1 5, both of which 
can and are used for hunting. 
It is true that they can be equi- 
ped with large ammunition clips 
so they can fire 20 or more 
shots without reloading, but 
many other weapons can be as 



well with the simple purchase of 
a larger clip. 

Another issue to be dealt with 
is whether or not the current 
import ban on "assault" rifles is 
redundant. On the federal 
books is a law which only allows 
import of weapons to be used 
for hunting purposes. This 
would make the executive order 
that President Bush issued il- 
legal. Thus, only a congres- 



sional action will be able to halt 
the import. 

Also, there is the problem of 
setting a bad precedent for later 
decisions. True, we might "only" 
ban assault rifles this time, but 
what will stop the government 
from extending the ban to all 
semi-automatic weapons, and 
from there banning all weapons. 



see 



Gun page 5 



NOW organizes march 
against anti-abortionists 



from National Organization of 
Women press release 

Washington, D.C. - On televis- 
ion, unwanted pregnancy is 
usually a minor crisis. Abortion 
is available, nobody worries 
about the cost, and women don't 
die from botched, illegal abor- 
tions. 

Furthermore, television college 
and high school students don't 
generally have sex and, if an 
unwanted pregnancy is part of 
the story line, "warnings" an- 
nouncing the episode dealing 
with this "sensitive" subject are 
aired for several weeks in ad- 
vance. 

That's television. Real life Is 
verydifferentand, if the fanatical 
right wing succeeds in convinc- 
ing the U.S. Supreme Court to 
overturn the Roe v. Wade decis- 
ion which legalizied abortion, 
most students won't recognize 
the America they wil be confront- 
ing .. . and that will be confront- 



ing them. 

For instance, only 20 years ago 
the state of California allowed 
only "therapeutic" abortions. To 
get one, a woman had to prove 
that there was a valid medical 
reason for an abortion, such as 
an imminent threat to her life, of 
she had to provide a certification 
from a psychiatrist that she 
would become mentally unbalan- 
ced if she was forced to carry 
a pregnancy to term. 

Some women, the fortunate 
few with significant financial 
resources, were able to go to 
one of a handful of states where 
abortion was legal, or to a for- 
eign country where the proce- 
dure was legal. 

But for more women - and 
even more so for teenage girls* 
- the choices were grim: They 
either carried an unwanted preg- 
nancy to term, ultimately elect- 
see March page 6 



ARTS & LEISURE 



Friday, March 31 , 1989 - 3 



FAC Gallery shows collage 
of MC student art works 



by Kristi Giles 

There was no better way to 
examine the creative prowess 
and the ideas that MC students 
wish to express than to visit the 
FAC Gallery Show, which was 
open throughout the month of 
March. The student show dis- 
played not one particular theme, 
but rather a unique collage of 
concepts. 

Thelma Bianco, assistant pro- 
fessor of art said, "The exhibit is 
for both the competition and for 
art students to exhibit their work. 
For those competing, they have 
to make a certain score before 
they can be candidates for an 
award. We have three judges, 
and the winnners will be pre- 
sented at the Awards Banquet." 

Those strict standards can 
certainly be met by several 
notable artists in this year's 
competition. One such artist is 



Junior Traci McDonnell. 

McDonnell's use of "mixed 
media," Bianco explained, "pro- 
jects beyond a two-dimensional 
surface." This type of art is very 
beautiful and visually captivating, 
calling for immediate attention." 

Other talent exhibited in this 
years show was that of Noel 
Royer, Julie Costner, and Karen 
Schubert, who presented works 
of acrylic, pastels, and water- 
colors. A very original collection 
of mobiles also were exhibited. 

"A mobile is very difficult to 
do," Bianco said. "In a mobile, 
you have the problem of physi- 
cal balance and visual balance. 
Not only do the sides have to 
balance, but the color as well." 

A particularly well-done mobile 
in the exhibit was that of Fresh- 
man Brian Word, a cut copper 
sailboat mobile. 

Perhaps the one weakness 
was this year's lack of student 



interest in the show. 

"There was not the participa- 
tion we have had in the past," 
Bianco said. "We encourage 
work outside of class, but 
there's a lot of apathy this year 
among art students. We have 
some students who do really 
good work, but just will not 
exhibit." 

However, despite the lack of 
participation, the FAC Gallery 
Show was a success in captur- 
ing images of the students' 
personalities as a whole. Many 
inner qualities were unveiled in 
this year's exhibit, and it is a 
show which those who did par- 
ticipate can be proud of. 

The next exhibit planned for 
the FAC Gallery will be of local 
photographers, a show which 
will be presented in conjunction 
with the upcoming Blount Coun- 
ty Dogwood Arts Festival. 



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Vinson holds contest 



by David Vinson 
Instructor of Mathematics 

In January, I taught an interim 
on the history of film comedy. 
I had looked forward to the 
interim with great anticipation, 
diligently researching written film 
criticism to ferret out what were 
considered the genuine classics 
of the genre. I knew that most 
of the students wouid have only 
a passing knowledge of Buster 
Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, the Marx 
Brothers, and the like. I was 
confident that the students would 
come away with an appreciation 
of the evolution of comedy, and 
I personally looked forward to 
seeing many films familiar to me 
through my reading that I had 
never actually seen. 

To my great surprise, the 
interim was poorly received. 
While class discussion was 
minimal due to the time con- 
straints involved in trying to 
squeeze 22 films into 45 hours, 
we maintained a written dialogue 
in the form of daily journals. 
Some of the journal comments 
follow: 

1 ) Charlie Chaplin isn't enough 
of a man for me to laugh at his 



movies. 

2) Woody Allen again? This is 
torture! 

3) This might be considered 
funny, if I was a lot older. 

4) Cary Grant isn't enough of 
a man for me to laugh at his 
movies. 

5) This would be funny if it was 
in color. (This comment was 
written for Young Frankenstein, 
intentionally filmed in black and 
white in 1975.) 

6) In my opinion, Dr. Strange- 
love is the worst Peter Sellars 
movie I've ever seen. 

7) Woody Allen isn't enough 
of a man for ... 

Far and away, the most com- 
mon criticism was my high 
regard for the opinion of estab- 
lished film critics. "Critics never 
like anything good", one person 
commented. "You should have 
let the class decide what we 
would watch". My response? "I 
don't believe that eight days of 
Chevy Chase followed by seven 
days of Eddie Murphy would be 
very representative of the com- 
plete history of the subject". 

see Movie page 8 



4 -Friday, March 31, 1989 



NEWS/FEATURE 



Pearsons' to become 
"alternative housing" 



by W.K. Layne 

MC students turning 21 on or 
before September 7, 1989 have 
the oppurtunlty of applying to live 
in Pearsons Hall during the 1 989- 
90 academic year. 

Twelve female students have 
lived in Pearsons since Septem- 
ber, with four of them residing 
in each of the four corner-apart- 
ments on the third floor. 

These twelve students, accord- 
ing to Senior and R.A. Amy 
Lucas, "were essentially hand 
picked" on the basis of having 
reputations as being responsible 
students. 

Selections of next year's resi- 
dents, however, will be based 
on applications which will be 
reviewed by a committee con- 
sisting of Leslie Nier, director of 
Campus Life; Saundra King, 
assistant director of Campus 
Life; resident directors Shannon 
O'Brien, Perry North, and Vivian 
North; assistant resident direc- 
tors Connie Stinnett and Jon 
Allison; and two current Pear- 
son's residents. After reviewing 
all the applications, the commit- 
tee will make recomendations 
to Dr. Sue Wyatt, vice-president 



Enroll from page 1 

are freshmen. This figure is also 
up from last spring, but the 
problem of limited space is a 
long way from being a reality. 

Davis, Copeland, Gamble, and 
Lloyd alone have a capacity of 
446 residents, and Pearsons can 
house at least 84. 

Saundra King, assistant direc- 
tor of Campus Life, does not 
expect that double rooms will be 
available next year or that fresh- 
men will be able to have single 
rooms. "We have the space for 
people," she said. 'The only 
problem that I can forsee is we 
may not be able to place them 
exactly where they want to go." 

Pagles sees the growth as 
being quite beneficial particularly 
concerning the growth of ex- 
tracurricular programs such as 
theatre, chorus and band. He 
feels another benefit is the ex- 
citement of having the dorms 
full. 

Pagles holds, however, that the 
college could become to large, 
but that this is not likely to hap- 
pen. "I don't think we'll ever 
see a time when. . . classes 
[are] of a size that take away 
from. . . an environment where 
people get very close attention," 
he said. 



of Student Development, who 
will make the final decisions. 

King said that the committee 
is basically "looking for respon- 
sible adults who will respect 
their living environment." The 
committee members will be 
looking at applicants' GPA (a 
minimum of 2.0 is required), 
disciplinary records, and referen- 
ces. 

King said that she expects 
'30-35 students to be living in 
Pearsons next year." Females 
will live on the third floor; males 
will live on the second floor. 

There are several advantages 
to living in Pearsons, one being 
that there are a variety of room 
types. There are several double- 
rooms with hall baths, two dou- 
ble