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The FLYING f PETREL
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30319
Plans for Alumni Day, 1971, have been completed
for the festivities on May 1st. An unusual aspect of
this Alumni Day is that it will be held at the same
time as the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta and some of
the activities will be in conjunction with the ending
of Greek Week on the campus.. Fraternities and
sororities were reinstituted at Oglethorpe in 1967
and have come to play an integral part in the opera-
tion of the college.
Alumni who visit on May 1st will be given the
opportunity to participate and listen to discussion
between faculty members and various students.
Betsy Primm, Class of 1965, is serving as Alumni Day
Chairman and has worked out a unique and informa-
tive program which is on page four of the Flying
In addition to the many new buildings of the past
three and one-half years (College Center, men's and
women's dormitories, renovated library, and swim-
ming pool), there are currently two buildings under
construction that will be of great interest to alumni.
The science center and the president's home will be
part of the tour of the campus and these are
facilities that, when completed, will be the end of
any new construction on the campus for the fore-
seeable future. Lowry, Lupton and Phoebe Hearst
Halls now must be modernized for classroom, library
and office space. It is possible that renovation of
Lowry Hall for a library can be begun this summer
if the money can be raised and after completion of
the science center.
The Alumni Association would like to extend a
cordial invitation to all alumni of Oglethorpe to
make plans to visit the campus on May 1st.
Roger Couch, Class of 1961, has been named
Head Basketball Coach by Dr. Paul Vonk, president
of Oglethorpe. He succeeds Tom Norwood, who
resigned ai the end of the current basketball season.
Couch was an outstanding athlete in his collegiate
days at Oglethorpe and lettered three years in both
baseball and basketball. Upon graduation in 1961,
he was named head basketball coach at Decatur High
School and compiled a 92—29 record during his four
years there. In 1965, he became head coach at Gulf
Coast Junior College and had a 21—8 record during
his one year tenure at the Panama City school.
Returning to Atlanta, Couch became head coach
at Druid Hills High School where he has been for the
last five years. At Druid Hills, his teams have won
106 and lost 24.
Former high school Ail-American at Druid Hills,
Rudy Kinard, will team with Couch next year for the
He is married to former Oglethorpe co-ed Judy
Townsend, and they have two children-Rory, 8, and
ECOTACTICS ON THE OGLETHORPE CAMPUS
By Dr. Thomas Key
Students in the Urban Ecology class and members
of Sigma Zeta are enthusiastically tackling ecological
ills. These students have started salvage areas in
Lowry Hall for glass, aluminum, and paper, and plan
to start similar salvage areas elsewhere. Two weeks
ago the Urban Ecology class spent a considerable
amount of time picking up bottles and cans on the
campus to add to the salvage deposits. The class
members and Sigma Zeta members plan to sell these
materials for recycling, and to use the money to build
up the ecology section in the Oglethorpe Library.
All students, faculty, staff, and administrators are
invited to bring their glass, aluminum cans, and
newspapers to the salvage depositories in Lowry
Hall, or to the other salvage depositories as soon as
they are started. The salvaging projects are valuable
not only for conserving natural resources, but also
for reducing air and water pollution involved in
manufacturing paper, bottles, and cans.
The Urban Ecology students and Sigma Zeta
members have been writing senators, legislators, and
industries each week recently, to express concern
over environmental problems. Several students have
used their telephones as a means of urging industries
to improve their ecological practices.
Funds are still being solicited for the renovation
of Lowry Hall for a library. As of March 31, the
college has raised $115,684.65 in cash toward
matching the $250,000 grant that Oglethorpe re-
ceived in 1969. In addition to the above, we have
another $80,000 in pledges toward the project.
If you have not already given to the Alumni Asso-
ciation this year or feel that you can give again, please
make your donation at this time. A new library for
Oglethorpe is a must and we cannot let this oppor-
tunity pass us by. Every dollar given now means five
dollars toward a new library facility.
Oglethorpe University has scored another first!
The Le Conte Society, the Biology Club, the Chemis-
try Group, and several non-affiliated math and
science students joined efforts for at least three
years to found on the Oglethorpe campus the first
chapter of Sigma Zeta, National Science Honorary
Society, in Georgia.
Thursday, March 4, 1971, Alpha Nu chapter of
Sigma Zeta was officially installed by the national
president of Sigma Zeta, Dr. Homer Paschall, a
nationally known physiologist from Ball State Uni-
Faculty sponsors, active members, and associate
members were given certificates of membership and
were charged by Dr. Paschall to uphold the spirit of
inquiry, high academic standards, and the goals of
Sigma Zeta. Following this, Dr. Paschall discussed
membership requirements, the history, and signifi-
cance of the Society.
In behalf of President Paul K. Vonk, Mrs. Vonk
welcomed Dr. Paschall and the Society to the
Oglethorpe campus, and extended congratulations to
students in Alpha Nu chapter.
Professor Roy Goslin, Chairman of the Division of
Science and Mathematics, also spoke a few words of
welcome and congratulation.
The 1970—71 Alumni Campaign has raised a
total of $13,824.91. The money will be used to
renovate Lowry Hall for a library. There has been
some confusion over the listing of alumni contribu-
tors. Lists published in the February Flying Petrel
cover only gifts made since September 1, 1970.
Listed below are recent contributors:
John J. Brock '39
Mrs. Medora Draper '40
THE "OO" CLUB
Mrs. LaVerne G. Beutel
Dr. & Mrs. Joel S. Dubow
O. B. Francis '56
Ansel W. Paulk '39
Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Woodson
Mrs. Richard A. Allison, III '69
Edwin W. Anderson '34
Mrs. Wilma B. Bass '62
Milton Baumann '54
Mr. & Mrs. Ted D. Bayley '57/'58
Miss Manora C. Brown '69
James O. Bundy '64
M. Tyus Butler '35
David F. Camp '60
Howard Duke '69
R. B. Eason '57
Nellie Jane Gaertner '34
Mrs. Martha S. George '51
L. R. Harbin '64
John D. Kuiken '62
Mrs. Ethel H. Law '62
William T. Lawler '62
Carolyn Loughborough '64
Mrs. Nancy E. Luke '62
W. R. Massengale, Jr '33
John Meacham, Jr. '43
Mrs. Paul H. Melmed '65
James Jay Millard '62
Dr. W. Bruce Mitchell, Jr. '67
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Moore ■63/'65
Mrs. Emma Gates Nottingham '34
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin R. Packer '51/'53
Mrs. Philip A. Pettus
Mrs. LoisG. Phillips '62
Louis E. Rossman '70
Charles F. Sanders '66
Anna E. Senkbeil '36
Mrs. R. M.Speights '58
Charles Stamey '69
Miss Betty Van Houten '51
Bartlett E. Walls '34
Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Williams
Myrtice D.Wright '62
FOUNDATIONS & CORPORATIONS
Fulton Federal Savings & Loan Assn.
The Kercher Foundation
Plantation Pipe Line Foundation
Walter & Marjory Rich Memorial Fund
Guy T. Steuart Foundation, Inc.
Trust Company of Georgia Foundation
'SUMMER ORIENTAL STYLE"
by Dr. Ken Nishimura
Oglethorpe is offering, for the second summer, an
exceptional opportunity for students, alumni and
friends to tour the Orient with Dr. Ken Nishimura.
The tour will include Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan and
Hong Kong, and will depart from Atlanta on July 20,
returning on August 10. Included are such famous
places as Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko Ise as well as the
cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya. Visits will be
made to Kabuki Theatre, Shinjuku's Coffee Shop,
studios of ancient Kyoto, folk art centers, factories
and Japanese homes. The National Musuem in
Taiwan will be included as well as shopping and
dining in Hong Kong. Time for relaxation in Waikiki
Beach will be allowed before returning to the States.
Dr. James D. Mosteller, B. A. '40, M. A. '41,
Instructor 1940-41, Professor of English 1941-42-
was elected Dean of the School of Theology at New
Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary August, 1969,
and in addition served as interim president from
March to November, ^970. Jim went to New Orleans
in 1967 following twenty years as professor of
Church History at Northern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Chicago, at which he also served nine
years as Dean. Dr. and Mrs. Mosteller (Iris Edmunds)
who attended Oglethorpe during 1941—42, reside on
the campus of the New Orleans institution where
Jim serves as professor of Church History in addition
to his administrative duties. They have two children:
a son, Don, who is completing his Ph. D. in English
at Vanderbilt University in June, and a daughter,
Lynn who is a senior at the University of Texas in
Mrs. A. J. Cazalas (Mary Williams Bearden) '54— has
been appointed Assistant United States Attorney in
New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her J. D. degree
from Loyola University in 1967.
Gary P. Collier '69— has been promoted to Army
Specialist Four at Ft. Hood, Texas, where he is
serving with the First Armored Division. Gary's
wife, Connie, is living in Kiileen, Texas.
Jeffrey R. Roesch '69— participated with his unit,
the 84th Artillery's 3rd Battalion, in a NATO
Tactical Evaluation Test in Grafenwohr, Germany.
Jeff, a Private First Class, is assigned as a clerk in the
battalion's headquarters battery near Neckarsulm.
He entered the Army in May, 1970, and completed
his basic training at Ft. Jackson, S. C. Jeff's wife,
Nancy, is with him in Germany.
Orlan R. Swennes '64— received his MBA in 1965 at
the University of South Carolina, and is now with
Main, Lafrentz & Company in Atlanta as a consultant.
Barbara Baughman '61— has started her own fashion
consulting business, "The Fashion Directory", and
directs shows for some of Atlanta's leading retailers.
She is also substitute teaching in DeKalb County.
Charles L. Weltner '48— former Congressman from
Georgia, and now in private practice in AManta, has
been appointed to the Kennedy School of Govern-
ment's Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
Neil Bailey '63— is in ballistic research at Eglin Air
Force Base, Florida.
ALUMNI DAY SCHEDULE
ALUMNI NEWS CONTINUED
College Center, Woodrow Way
12:30 Booster Club luncheon and meeting
1 :00 First tour of the campus for those
not attending the Booster Club
1 :30— 2:30 Representatives of the student body
will have a "rap" session with
Second tour of the campus
Alumni "chat" with faculty
Third tour of the campus
Fourth tour of the campus
College Center Conference Room
Business meeting, election of officers
Lt. Thomas Hewlett '62— has completed his M.S.
degree in Optics from the University of Tucson
under the support of the Air Force. Presently, Tom
is assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Research
Center in Ohio.
Sgt. Charles Weathers '62— has returned from Viet
Nam. Charles was a junior physicist with Sperry
Rand at Huntsville, Alabama before leaving for
Norman Hatcher '56— ranks in the top ten in the
scientific ranks at the NASA Space Center m Houstori.
He holds many patents in space science.
Professor Kenneth Steele '59— is teaching in the
Department of Finance ;jnr) Busines." Economic^j m
the Universi-y o^ Souther'-, California.
Approximately 500 to 600 copies of each issue
of the Alumni Newsletter are returned by the Post
Office as "undeliverable." Each returned piece costs
10 cents plus the time required to "trace" the new
You can save the Alumni Office a tremendous
amount of time and expense if you will call or
write us prior to moving. You will be helping us in
addition to ensuring that you don't miss an issue.
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