SEPT. 1967 0rHE FLYING PETREL 1967 ©glethorpe lyings 3ii ^he ©Id Snd ^k jBew On October 2 the Fall trimester will open its doors to a variety of new faces. Hearing the tower chimes on the first day of classes will be a fine group of eager new students, a new president, and a new dean, as well as several new faculty and staff members. To Oglethorpe they bring new goals and fresh ideas, their enthusi- asm tempered only by respect for tradi- tion and the solidity from which it grows . New Dean Dons Oglethorpe Hat Dean Hauser Dr. William R. Hauser has been appointed Dean of the College. Dr. Hauser, formerly Dean of Athens College, Athens, Alabama, and Head of the English Department, is ciirrently the Education Director for Phi Garrma Delta, the fraternity for which he served as Secretary for Graduate Affairs in 1963, The new Dean received his PhD in the humanities and I^ in English at the University of Pittsburgh, and his AB de- gree at Denison University. He officially assumed his duties as Dean at Oglethorpe ^on July 24. The presence of the new offi- cial on caitpus for only a short time this summer has strengthened in the minds of all v^o have cane in contact with him the promise of a bright future for the Col- ledge. T The key word for Oglethorpe this year might be "PLUS" a small word perhaps, but one that can mean great things for the institution. In the Oglethorpe 1967- 68 vocabulary it is interpreted as expan- sion, increase, addition, progress, ex- perimentation. The list could continue because limitations need not be placed on the "PLUS." By its very definition it incorporates all that has gone before, in wisdcm and experience, as a foundation vfnich can be built upon indefinitely. The word rings of the tried and the untried, the recognized and the unfamiliar, the acconplished and the expected indeed, the old and the new. . . . I'tbeaminus. .. ALUMNI RECEPTION (October 22, 1967 |2 p.m. to 5 p.m. .Home of Pres. and rMrs. Paul K. Vonk, I5355 Timber Trail. N. E. Please not I this date on yoi: calendar and make plans to attend. This is the first of many function planned this ye for alumni sponsor- ed by — THE EXECUTIVE •Alumni Association. Campus Continues To Grow .-."^ .JfHiX. .JA'i. Expansion and the noisy process of con- stxuction are the most noticeable indica- tions on canpus of the Oglethorpe "PLUS." + New Library Facilities Lupton Hall basement has been renovated to shelve over 34,000 of the college's volurtes. This doubles the library's fa- cilities. + New Bookstore Services To acconrnodate the library expansion the bookstore has found it necessary to play hopscotch. First moving to its now tem- porary location in Phoebe Hearst, it will later transfer permanently to the new Student Union, It is enlarging this year to iteet additional needs, + Student Union Construction is progressing rapidly to- ward a first-of-1968 coipletion date. Dorms for Men Two of the five buildings in the long- awaited housing complex are corplete and ready for occupancy. Deadlines for the others are Sept. 1, 5, and 31. on ti)e bookjstanb THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU IN SOUTH CAROLINA- by Dr. Martin Abbot, Professor of History. The Freedmen's Bureau, created in 1866, was the agency that pro- moted the general welfare of 4 million former slaves. It was one of the federal government's first attempts at "social engineering." The book will be published in November, 1967. THE IDEA OF REDEMPTION IN THE WRITINGS OF TOYOHIKO KAGAWA - by Dr. Ken Nishimura, Associate Professor of Philosophy. The author discusses the foundations of Kagawa's idea of redemption, presenting the philosopher's family background, his flight into nature, religious background and conversion. Various influences on Kagawa's thinking are revealed. The book concludes with a discourse on Kagawa's theological methodology and his approach to the problem of evil. Published 1966. SUMMER WORKSHOP A SUCCESS Oglethorpe's Second Annual Teacher Work- shop, held June 12 -July 14 enabled 59 Greater Atlanta teachers to meet require- ments for professional certification. The program was designed to cover all phases of teaching with special enphasis on re- cent developments in education. SCIENCE OGLETHORPE Science Oglethorpe Comer is a new proj- ect of Science Oglethorpe to aid the li- brary. The purpose of the project is to receive contributions in tlie form of books (not necessarily in science) , other items appropriate to library use, or cash. Books received or purchased through the canpaign will be inscribed by a bookplate and the donor's signature. Booster Club The Athle-cic Booster Club's primary goal for the year is to involve a greater num- ber of young alumni in the activities of the Booster Club. Officers for 1967-68 are: Marshall Asher, President; Carl Clark, Vice-Pres.; Gunion Heard , Sec-Treas . ; Pasco Tilson , Graduating Representative. The Board of Directors is ccnposed of the following: Creighton Perry, Chairman, Lamar Adams, Fred Agel, Tom Bartenfeld, Turner Barten- feld, Charlie Cash, Bruce Hauck, Otis Jackson, Justin Jones, John Oliver, Ansel Paulk, Steve Schmidt, Nappy Thranhardt. The Booster Club plans to again pub- lish the programs for the basketball games and to provide half-time entertain- ment at the games. Alumni of all ages are invited to attend the monthly Booster Club meetings in the Field House at 8 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. BASKETBALL NEWS notes from the dean The demand for college-educated iren and WOTien grows proportionately larger each year. The progress of industry and the demands of a corplex society require con- stantly rising educational acumen for re- sponsible citizenship. Colleges, therefore, must continue to grow in size, quality, and variety of educational programs. More than this, colleges must clearly recognize broader responsibilities in their programs. The college is responsible for intellectual, technical and professional training to meet intellectual and vocational demands. It must also prepare the student for mor- al, political, and social responsibili- ties. The norms of an enlightened soci- ety must become a part of the total edu- cation of the college student. On the college canpus he must become acquainted with these norms and, by practice, become comfortable in exercising his moral, po- litical, and social self so that his transition to society at large is not an abrupt one. An up-to-date program of complete orientation or education serves well the institution and its alumni. It reflects the institution as a valuable training ground for general citizenship. As it grows in reputation, the value of its name to its alumni beccmes enhanced and association with the institution opens doors of opportunity and recognition. The alumni, by daily contacts with and operation in a society, can assess de mands and pass the results of their find- ings to the institution so that it may continue to adjust to fulfill its role of education for responsible citizenship. TOUCHER COMPETITION this year includes 4 major college teams: Brown, Middle Ten- nessee State Catholic University, and Southern Illinois. MERCER returns to the 1967-68 schedule. ***<HHHHHHH«HHHHHHHHHt 6 5 WILLIAM SHEATS, much sought- after prospect, has signed with Oglethorpe for 1967-68. Sheats is Atlanta's first grant- in-aid athlete and Oglethorpe's first Negro player. THE 8TH AIMJAL BASKETBALL CLINIC, di- rected this sunmer by Coach Bill Carter, had an attendance of 300 students, boys and girls, ages 8-18. A NEW PHILOSOPHY This year The Flying Petrel will be pub- lished monthly. Starting with this is- sue its editorial policy will be almost unique in the world of alumni newsletters. It is the editorial opinion of The Flying Petrel that an alumni newsletter should be just exactly what its name irtplies a publication having the single purpose of conveying news. The Flying Petrel will not be an attempt to solicit alumni dol- lars. Neither will The Flying Petrel be an instrument by which the institution may pat itself on the back. The Flying Petrel will be tlie communicative vehicle between Oglethorpe and you. It will be the itajor medium employed to keep alumni in contact with each other and informed on activities and developments at Ogle- thorpe. It will be published with the sincere hope that alumni will look for- ward to reading each issue and will bene- fit from the information it provides. editors likwell THE CONTAGION OF OGLETHOPvPE On the morning of August 14 I made my first entrance into v^at was to become my office this year as editor of The Flying Petrel. I was a newcomer to Oglethorpe — an outsider. I had been told by friends who were alumni of the school that I would find that the College has a certain contagious atmosphere about it, that I would learn to love it. As I stepped on one of the creaky boards of the second floor of Lupton Hall and looked up at the 12 feet high ceiling I began to have my doubts. This was certainly nothing to compare to the nodem office building from which I had cone. Introductions to faculty, staff and students soon came in a barrage of names, faces, cigars, shirts, glasses— seme sticking firmly in memory, others escaping before I could trap them. Then noon and lunch in the facility rocm of the cafeteria. It wasn't Fan & Bill's but the food was good and it offered an opportunity to try and connect seme of those narres and faces with departments, offices, activities, etc. That evening, attandance as a guest at the alumni board iteeting. As I listened to enthusiastic voices expounding on plans for alumni functions, I stared around the faculty lounge at the picture of Gen. Oglethorpe, the coffee cups, the quiet evening out- side the long, narrcw windows. And I be- gan to wonder — vrfiat is this College all about? Just v^at is Oglethorpe? Faiiitly I heard Dean Hauser explaining his phi- losophy of education, catching such phrases as "individual, ""responsibility," "student." This was most definitely a far cry from my own alma mater, a multi- versity vJhere I had received a diploma that surprised me by stating it^ name rather than Class and I.D. number. What kind of a place was this vAiich afforded such luxuries as the President's door never closed to a student? . Caught up in the hectic, hurried pace of the following week I forgot about my previous inquiry into the nature of the institution. Then, the morning of the graduation breakfast it all came into view. Seeing proud students presented the precious, long-worked- for diplomas and the beaming parents looking on I re- alized that this was what it was all about, the reason for the rush and bother. This was Oglethorpe College. Itiis the ex- planation of the team spirit of which I had become aware. This was the goal — education. Education of the finest qual- ity — the total integration of the indi- vidual. The prognosis had been an accurate one. I, too, had caught the enthusiastic germ of the team spirit, the first synptom of the Oglethorpe disease. I am beginning to be proud of the College for the same reason you as alumni are proud of it. The reason is not a concrete one. Acccnrplish- ments and developments enter as ccnpo- nents of the reason but the greatest part of it is something vAiich makes explana- tions futile. There is only one way to ejq^ress it. Oglethorpe College gets in your blood. BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Jan. date opponent place Dec. 2 Wilmington College (H) Dec. 5 South Carolina (H) Dec. 8 SouUi Alabama (Mobile, Ala.) Dec. 11 Shorter College (H) Dec. 16 Brown University (H) Dec. 18-19 Oglethorpe Inv. Tournament (Oglethorpe - Athens - North Carolina College) Feb. 30 Middle Tennessee State Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Dec. University (H) Jan. ^ Georgia Southern (H) Jan. 8 Georgia State College (Atlanta) Jan. 11 Chattanooga University (Chattanooga. Tenn.) Jan. 13 South Alabama (H) Jan. 19 Cathoic University (H) Jan. 20 Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) Feb. Feb Feb. Feb. Feb Mar. 25 Valdosta State College (H) 1 Mercer University (H) 2 South Western Memphis College (H) 6 Middle Tennessee State University ^ (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) ^ 8 Southern Illinois (Carbondale, 111.) 12 Georgia Southern (Statesboro, Ga.) 17 South Carolina State College (Orangeburg, S. 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