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)lume 50, 1981 



Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 



1 52 pages. 7 sections 



An Oglethorpe View Of 1981 



The title is more or less self- 
explanatory. This is our effort to recall, 
tvith some semblance of organization, the 
Deople and events that surfaced memora- 
Dly during the past year. This is where we 
;alk about all those good and bad times, 
:hose worldwide and miniscule happenings 
;hat make up the great College Exper- 
ence. It's standard - after all, why else 
A'ould this be called a yearbook? So, a 
:ouple of decades from now, when your 
cids (or your neighbor's kids, if you're not 
;he marrying kind) ask what things were 
ike back in the 1980s, when you're so 
:hoked up over the remake of Star Wars 
3r Dan Rather's retirement that you can't 
■emember how it all got started, or when 
/ou just want something better to do than 
A'atch big screen cable T.V. after dinner, 
/ou can pull out the 1981 annual, turn to 
sage 1, and go on a memory trip - that 
s, if we've done our job correctly. 

Despite the isolation from the world 
Dutside college that students sometimes 
experience, news of certain events and the 
jrevailing attitudes that go with them 
A'ork their way inside the stone walls and 
ron gates to be discussed, debated, and 
jventually committed to memory. The 
Tiajor happenings of the year and the 
joncurrent emotions are unfortunately, 
lowever, not always bright and cheery. As 
1 matter of fact, one of the noticeable 
Tioods of the season has reflected 
uncertainty and fear. 

The world you groggily see out your 
A-indow every morning can often be a big 
ind frightening place, especially when you 
lappen to be a college student still 
struggling to pass too many exams 
scheduled too close together and are still 
not sure what you plan to do with your 
ife when the exams are over. Sometimes 
;t seems as if the fight to do well or even 
iust to tread water and stay afloat is 



impossible to win, and other times it even 
feels like it has no purpose in the end. 
It's hard for anyone, especially the 
young, to remember that the present isn't 
the only rough time in history, and that, 
incredibly enough, it's not even the worst. 
But the world of 1981 does have its 
problems. Everything seems endangered, 
in trouble, or on its way to being on its 
way out. They just don't make things like 
they used to - or people either, according 
to some critics of society. It's a world of 
light bulbs that go "pop" after thirty 
seconds and cars that fall apart (especial- 
ly, it seems, the American ones) a week 
after the warranty expires, and where the 
Wonderful World of Disney can even be 
kicked off the air after two decades of 




Sunday nights. What can you say about 
a world that hates Donald Duck? A world 
where Democrats can lose a seemingly 
sound Senate majority in a short couple 
of hours and where you have to think twice 
about what's in the water you maybe 
shouldn't be drinking? And you notice we 
didn't even mention the fuel crisis (gasp, 
sigh). Also this year, stories of overseas 
Continued on Pg. G-I 



For a school its size, Oglethorpe offers a wide variety 
of sports programs, giving many students the 
opportunity to compete. For the stories on all the 
teams, see Section C. 



NEWS 


SECTION A 


Editorials 


A- 2 


Greek Week 


A- 4 


Drama 


A- 5 


LIFESTYLE 


SECTION B 


Homecoming 


B- 4 


Miss Yamacraw B-38 


Graduation 


B-40 


SPORTS 


SECTION C 


Basketball 


C- 1 


Soccer 


C- 6 


Intramurals 


C-16 


PERSONALITIES 




SECTION D 


Administration 


D- 1 


Faculty 


D-18 


PEOPLE 


SECTION E 


Seniors 


E- 1 


Underclassmen 


E- 9 


Comics 


E-40 


BUSINESS 


SECTION F 


Personal Ads 


F- 8 


RETROSPECT 


SECTION G 



A-2 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Jgamacratt) 

Oglethorpe University 



Established 1919 • GOLDEN EDITION * Volume 50, 1981 



The Yamacraw 

Nicki Brown 
Editor 

Dr. John A. Thames 
Advisor 



The Company 

Mr. Bill Wolfe 

Walsworth 
Publishing 
Company 



The University 

Manning M. 
Pattillo, Jr. 

President 



Let's Have A Brand New U! 

An Editorial (?) 

Atlanta is a city on the move (at least, so they tell us during 
the "public service" messages during station identification), 
although its exact direction has yet to be settled. It is only fitting, 
then, that Oglethorpe, the city's - maybe even the "New South's" 
lone Suburban University should find itself on the move as well. 
This year, students were electrified by a number of unexpected 
and unique new improvements - some said they had never known 
or dreamt of their like before. If the administration is wise 
enough, they can seize the moment and initiate a sweeping 
program of changes that will change the face of the present O.U. 
and set it on a path straight into the late 1940's. 

First, the President would be well advised to secure the 
college's shaky status as part of the suburban scene. Contributions 
from alumni, increases in tuition, and cutbacks to school services 
can allow the school to purchase pesky outposts of civilization 
such as Limelight and Lenox Square. The latter can easily be 
remodeled in the Gothic style and converted into extra space for 
the expanded E.L.S. program. Offending sidewalks and parking 
lots between the regular campus and this new annex can be torn 
up by now idle work-study students and turned into fertile 
countryside again. Trees and shrubbery can be solicited from 
friends of the University all over the globe - after all, if it worked 
for Israel, why can't it work for us? Why, the possibilities are 
as endless as they are exciting. 

Money left over from this bold new project can be used to 
complete the extra floors of Faith Hall that had originally been 
planned. Famed architect John Portman could oversee the 
construction, not only to attract the national press, but he could 
also erect a monolith to dwarf the now passe Peachtree Plaza 
Hotel. Think of the publicity of PM Magazine when the 80th 
floor was finished and girders for the 81st put into place! No 
more obscurity for the namesake of General James Edward. 
Within a few generations, the curriculum could even be expanded 
to fill part of the space. Meanwhile, our sprawling Fine Arts 
program will lend its budding young sculptors to provide gargoyles 
and other gothic accessories for this and other buildings. Hearst, 
for instance, could do with a good set of flying buttresses. 

Continued Pg. A-5 



Education Of 
One's Own Making 

An Editorial 

Oglethorpe University takes pride, rightfully, in its unique 
position as "Atlanta's Suburban University" - the administration 
of the University is quick to elaborate on the advantages of such 
a location. At a small liberal arts college such as Oglethorpe, 
faculty-types will tout, a student will find the close-knit 
atmosphere among students and professors to be of great value 
in his academic and social education, while the cultural and 
economic opportunities inherent in an urban mecca such as 
Atlanta also provide incalculable opportunities for a more fully 
rounded education - if the student is willing to search out these 
opportunities. It is true that Oglethorpe's size and location, as 
well as its faculty's impressive credentials, offer students 
numerous advantages. Yet many students here complain of 
Oglethorpe's lack of social atmosphere, its lack of course variety, 
and in short, its lack of excitement. While these charges are also 
true (but the same could be said of any college or university), 
take a look around Oglethorpe - at the offerings of the various 
organizations and departments. Perhaps the very students who 
complain loudest of "this boring campus" are significant 
contributors to their own lament. 

Consider first, for a sampling of excitement and glamour, 
the productions staged every semester by the University's drama 
department, the O.U. Players. There are no academic 
prerequisites for involvement in this club; in fact, a member who 
works a certain number of hours on a particular production is 
eligible for academic credit. Here, as in most Oglethorpe's clubs, 
little is required of a potential member but a willingness to learn 
and participate. Is there a waiting list to belong to such an 
open-minded club? Hardly. The Players recruit avidly for 
membership each year. Where, then, are those who complain of 
not having anything to do? Complaining of not having anything 
to do, no doubt. Continued Pg. A-3 




Extra-curricular activities at Ogleth- 
orpe allow students to do anything 
from discussing philosophy to learning 
karate. Or, if you're feeling destruc- 



tive, you can blow up the chemistry lab 
with the .^CS. To find out about what 
has been happening outside the 
classroom, see Lifestyle, section B. 



Residents Relocated 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 A-3 



Alumni Remodelling Underway 



Students whose favorite 
topic of conversation is how 
lousy dorm life is may find 
themselves in trouble - when 
they soon have less to com- 
plain about. Stately old 
Alumni Hall is going through 
a facelift, to the tune of a 
quarter of a million dollars. 
Plans call for the work to be 
wrapped up by the Fall 1981 
semester (so hopefully some 
will be reading this in a dorm 
reborn). 

What can students, 
especially those of the male 
persuasion, expect from this 



colossal cash committment? 
Reportedly a lot. Residents, 
and even casual visitors 
should be able to notice the 
differences immediately. The 
basic renovation, of course, is 
modelled after the work done 
on Trustees Hall a few years 
ago. The enlarged rooms will 
all have private access (no 
corridors) except on the third 
floor, with individual bath- 
room and shower facilities. 
But even more improvements 
are in store. Better sound- 
proofing and climate control 
units will be installed, and 




The Oglethorpe Student Association 
and its Social Committee are responsi- 
ble for planning many major social 



events (namely dances and parties), 
and of course, providing the refresh- 
ments. See OSA, page B-l 



many interior items such as 
doors and tiles will be 
replaced. New shingles will 
also be added to the list. 
Finally, a room for the 
handicapped will be opened 
on the first floor, providing 
easy access to the rest of the 
hall and to the outside. 

If Trustees is any indica- 
tion, the changes should be a 
huge and welcome success. In 
the short time since this dorm 
was revamped, its rooms have 
become perhaps the most 
coveted on campus. Former 
Alumni residents will be 



given first choice at the 
all-new version, but all male 
campus-dwellers can take 
heart - the other three 
buildings are scheduled for a 
beauty treatment sometime in 
the future. So, with any luck, 
everyone can enjoy Holiday 
Inn style living sometime 
before the end of the decade. 
In the meantime, be sure to 
step carefully around those 
sinks and toilets out in the 
middle of the quad. 




As students were leaving for summer 
vacation, this was the extent of the 



Education 



remodelling efforts. Hopefully, plans 
for redecoration are underway. 



Continued from Ps. A-1 



For the literary minded on campus, there are three major 
publications put out regularly at Oglethorpe. As any editor of 
the TOWER, STORMY PETREL, or YAMACRAW will admit, 
there is never an abundance of contributors, writers, typists or 
layout people on staff. The requirement for membership in these 
respective organizations sounds familiar: willingness, on the part 
of the potential staff member, to be active and learn. "\'et. there 
are some students who prefer to lay back and let involvement 
find them. 

In athletic activities as well. Oglethorpe provides programs 
involving intramural and intercollegiate competition. However. 
such programs are defined by the athletes who choose to become 
involved. The operative word, again, is "choose." .Although 
basketball and soccer teams recruit players, other teams rely 
heavily on volunteers. The question, then, is almost too tired to 
be asked: Why sit and stare at the dorm room walls when there 
is so much to become involved and active with here? College, 
my friends, is not so distanced from the real world that an age 
old axiom can be ignored; life is, ultimately, what you choose 
to make it. 



A-4 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Brothers And Sisters 
Fight For Fun At O.U. 



During the spring, the 
Greeks almost seem to disap- 
pear into the masonry. Hard- 
ly a partying peep can be 
discerned, yet brothers and 
sisters can occasionally be 
found making furious plans. 
Then suddenly Greek Week 
begins, and the Greeks are all 
back in sight, loyally cheering 
for their various groups for a 
week of intramural competi- 
tion. 

The Greek Week Cer- 
emonies, which are a tradi- 
tion at Oglethorpe, are pat- 
terned after the ancient 
Greek Olympics, but more 
than athletic skills are 
matched nowadays. This 
year's festivities, held April 
12-18, seemed to include a 
little of everything. The 
Week formally began with 
the traditional Chariot Race. 
Although SAE, it was 
judged, had the best looking 
chariot, Chi Phi proved to all 
in the actual race that beauty 
is only skin deep. 

Both men and women 
continued the competitions 
with Softball, but the rest of 
the athletic competitions were 
slightly different for men and 
women. The women's field 
events were the three-legged 
race, the sack race, the 
obstacle course, the orange 
pass, the egg race and egg 



toss, and the softball throw. 
For track events, the women 
ran the 440 relay and the 100 
yard dash, and competed in a 
walk race. 

The men's field events also 
included the softball throw 
and the egg race, but the men 
also matched skills at Frisbee, 
weightlifting, and arm wres- 
tling. Track events were the 
100 yard dash, 440 relay, the 
long jump, the shot put, the 
mile and a marathon run. 
Continued on Pg. B-25 








Highlights of Greek Week festivities. 
Top: Chi Omega sisters showing their 
talents at the sing. Middle Left: The 
Delta Zeta skit, "The Adams Family." 
Above: Chi Phi gets into the true Greek 
spirit. Far Left: The pirates of Kappa 
Alpha in the Skits. Left: Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon participates in the fraternity 
sing. 



THE YAMACRAW 198) A-5 



Players Take Dramatic New Steps 



It has been an exceptional 
year for the Oglethorpe 
Players. While they have yet 
to do Shakespeare in the 
park, they have brought two 
successful major productions 
to Lupton Auditorium: the 



comedy "You Can't Take It 
With You" and the musical 
"Pippin." Both shows 
brought new challenges to the 
Players in the areas of 
performing and production - 
fiery special effects, cut-away 



walls, magic tricks, and, of 
course, music and dancing, 
were introduced to the drama 
club's ever-growing personnel 
and to its public. 

The Players began the year 
enthusiastically with "You 



Can't Take ft With You." 
The scene: the Vanderhof 
household, a refuge for people 
with unusual interests, such 
as snake raising, ballet danc- 
Continued Pg. B-14 




Scenes from the Oglethorpe Players' major productions: at left, from "Pippin," the spring musical, and at right, from "You Can't Take It With You." performed 
in the tall. '^ 



Brand New U! 



Continued from Pg. A-2 



Other additions and ploys can further serve to catch the 
notoriously fickle eye of the public. Instead of that tired old shade 
of green, the grass out front should be painted in more vogue 
shades such as chartreuse, electric blue or aquamarine. What 
better to turn the heads of preoccupied pedestrians on Peachtree 
Road? And why should Six Flags have a monopoly on the 
amusement park business? A few rides in the quad, a 
roller-coaster or two at the edge of the athletic field would not 
only draw people to the campus from all over the metro area, 
but provide a nice after-class relaxer for jittery students as well. 
A sky lift over Hoh Chi Minh would add to the effect while 
speeding tardy men's dormitory residents to class. The World of 
Sid and Marty Kroft and Lion Country Safari failed, but that's 
no reason why we should. 

A dynamic new calendar of community and cultural events 
is an absolute necessity. Hermance Stadium is the perfect setting 
for the host of sword-and-chivalry movies sure to come along in 
the wake of Excalibur, and our pool area is a great place to hold 
swim meets and water polo/ballet festivals. Remember, too, that 
the site of the 1988 Olympic games has yet to be determined 
- we've already got an advantage there, since O.U. is in no 
position, at least not presently, to invade a small and helpless 
country, causing political turmoil and boycotting. Bill Strozier is 
a ready-made translator, to boot. 

Visiting symphonies, dance troupes and theater companies 
could find an incomparable home on our renowned stage in 



Lupton with its exquisite ceiling - the abandoned Fox could finally 
go with the wind as it should have long ago. 

While we're at it, there's nothing stopping us from 
transforming the really nowhere Sandwich Shop in the Student 
Center into a really decent New Wave bar and nightclub. 
Hardpressed undergraduates pulling all-nighters could po"p in for 
a fast Pink Lady (they could even order the drink bv the same 
name!) and a dose of the Talking Heads. 

Finally, all this increased activity on campus calls for a more 
advanced security system. The ne« guardhouse desperately needs 
magnetic metal detectors, binoculars with infra-red night' vision. 
and at least one good pair of tripod mounted machine-guns. On 
top of this, Dean Mac and his valiant crew could certalnlv find 
use for some items from the Army-Navy surplus - a nice' tank, 
for instance, would make a wonderful replacement for that boring 
old station wagon in use at present. 

The time is now, and the challenge is here. Will Oglethorpe 
stir itself to life and take the actions needed? Will it^act with 
decision and force '^ For the powers-that-be at Lupton. the answer 
is obvious. But they can do nothing without the support of the 
students, a group infamous for noT knowing what is best and 
proper for their own welfare. The real power lies with the O.S..\. 
Let's all band together and show them how we feel or has that 
motion already been made'^ Or was it tabled':* I move we put 
it to a vote . . . 



A-6 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



It Wasn't Montreal in '76, but . 



The Dorm Olympics were 
born within the innovative (or 
deranged, which ever fits) 
minds of the Men's Dorm 
Council, particularly that 
belonging to Jim Kelley. The 
Council had been trying to 
think of functions in which 
dorm students could par- 
ticipate just because they were 
dorm students (in other words, 
team or fraternity alignments 
would be unnecessary). Once 
the Dorm Olympics became 
the format, the Council had to 
choose events. Jim and Don 
Henry were the instrumental 
planners from this point. They 
wanted it to be "zany" but 
also include a few serious 
events. 

The events that made up the 
competition were Ice Cream 
Eating, a Greased-Water- 



melon- in- the- Pool-Grabbing 
Race, a Dorm Obstacle 
Course Race, Pinball and Pool 
Competitions, and Frisbee 
Golf. Two people per event per 
dorm could enter, and par- 
ticipation turned out to be 
excellent. Alumni Dorm won 
the overall "gold medal" 
position of the games. 

Since the Olympics were so 
successful, a repeat perfor- 
mance was planned for 
1981-1982 with a few more 
sane events. There may even 
be competitions in the spring 
semester. Cited as special 
helpers by the Council are 
Dean Thames, who coordinat- 
ed and attended all the events, 
and Peter Garland, designer of 
the Frisbee Golf course which 
extended from the academic 
buildings to the men's dorms. 




This "appetizing" tidbit is one of many 
main attractions at the traditional 
Boar's Head ceremony, Which marks 
the beginning of the Yuletide season 



and serves as the induction ceremony 
for Omicron Delta Kappa. For the 
story, see Page B-33. 




Oglethorpe is filled with colorful 
personalities. Here, Chuck Wingo 



models the latest styles to be found in 
the University Bookstore. To find out 



more about Chuck and other favorites, 
see Personalities, Section D. 




YAMACRAW 1981 

Cover Walsworth's Glotone on Natural Beige 
Linen, Yamacraw Photo. 

Endsheets: Standard White 

Paper Stock: 80 pound gloss enamel 

Type Face: Times Roman. 

Press Run: 700 copies 

Photography: Student portraits by Georgia 
Photographies. Atlanta. All other b&w 
photographs taken and processed by staff 
photographers, unless otherwise indicated. 
Four color processing by Kodak, Inc., 
Chamblee. separations by Walsworth. 

Copy Staff: Too Many 

Layout Staff Too Few 

Funding: The YAMACRAW receives funds from 
the Oglethorpe Student Association as 
determined by Oglethorpe University. Addi- 
tional revenue comes from staff fund-raisers 
and advertising sales, solicited by Anthony 
Advertising. Inc.. Atlanta, and by the 
Yamacraw staff. 

Management: The YAMACRAW operates 
under the auspices of Oglethorpe University, 
but also answers to the Oglethorpe Student 
Association, and takes orders and complaints 
from just about everybody. The content of the 
book is the responsibility of the editor and staff 

Correspondence: P.O. Box 586, 3000 Woodrow 
Way; Atlanta, Georgia; 30319 

Office: Lower level. Student Center. "We Never 
Close," 



Lifestyle 



Organizations 
Activities 



198] 



THE YAMACRAW 



Section B 



OSA Keeps Students Active 




The Executive^ Council of the Oglethorpe Student 
Association: Bob Kane (vice president), Don Henry 
(sophomore class president). Drew Findling (pre- 
sident), Bob Rasile (junior class president), Craig 



Reinheimer (freshman class president), Terry 
Tribbet (secretary), Greg Stiles (senior class 
president), John Wilson (treasurer) NOT PIC- 
TURED: Mike Brant (parliamentarian) 



The Oglethorpe Student Association 
acts as a liaison between the administra- 
tion and students. Not only does the OSA 
work to communicate student needs to the 
administration, but it also works to meet 
those needs directly. The OSA Executive 
Council, which consists of the nine elected 
officers of the OSA, has many varied 
responsibilities. This year, they approved 
the allocation of funds to needy campus 
organizations, and sponsored academic 
events such as the speech by noted 
psychologist and author Rollo May. Also, 
student grievances and opinions with the 
administration were voiced in an OS.A 
sponsored "Town Meeting." 

Continued 



Below Left: Dr.^ Rollo May gave his talk "Did the 
Sexual Revolution Bring Freedom'^" on .April 3. 
Below Right: The OSA hard at work at an Executive 
Council meeting. 




B-2 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



OSA 




The greatest part of the OSA budget 
is spent on student activities, namely 
parties and dances, providing students 
with that necessary break from the same 
old routine. The Social Committee of the 
OSA has the tremendous task of planning 
and executing these parties. This year's 
Social Committee has done an admirable 
job of bringing a wide variety of 
performers on campus, and of creating 
consistently appealing themes for school 
dances. Their versatility and dedication 
created the success of all of the social 
events for the year. 

The fall Welcome Back Dance 
featured K.C. Cass and Associates, two 
talented female disc jockeys with a 
spectacular light show. The next event was 
an old OU favorite, the Halloween Dance. 
Its popularity is obviously due to the 
spectacular costumes displayed there. 
Winners of the costume contest included 
The Crayolas (Mike Burke, Dawn Sonsini, 
Rachel Lerman, John Pfautz, Marnie 

Continued 




Above: At the Town Meeting on November 20, issues 
such as the activity fee, admissions policies and 
women's athletics were discussed by students and 
administration. Dr. David Thomas was moderator for 
the event. Right: Scenes from the Halloween dance. 



THE YAM AGRA W 1981 B-3 




The Social Committee: BACK ROW: Karen Keiser, 
Kathy Laskey, Don Henry, Marcia Carter, Ed 
Odenkirchen, Mike Brant ROW 2: Mike Goetke, 
Terri Guth, Craig Reinheimer, Ray Widdowson, 
Andy Bieger, Jon Fagerstrom, Donald King 



SEATED: Tricia McCuilogh, Drew Findling, Eric 
Crunick NOT PICTURED: Rose Richardson, Lynn 
Nagle, Robert Wilds, Shelaine Lockhart, Anthony 
Moody, Greg Stiles, Paul Smith, Ellen Heckler, Jeff 
Shelton, Paula German, Scott Exposito, Torsten 



Balsler, Lisa Wessler. Donna Cron. Dave Milk, 
Terry Tribbet, Susan Johnson, Bob Rasile, Debbie 
Schreiber, Karen Malachi. Mike Burke. Joanie 
Kelley. John Wilson, Howard Barr, Dale Jollev 





B-4 198! THE YAMACRAW 



OSA 




(Pi^'j ri-Ei^\Knii-fi 






Top Left: 1981 Lord and Lady Oglethorpe, Doc 
Torrance and Terry Tribbet. Top Right: Cheer- 
leaders panic as Petrels defend a narrow lead - final 
score in over time: Petrels 75, LaGrange 73. Bottom 




Right: Jack Berkshire coaches the Stormy Petrels to 
victory. Bottom Left: The winning entry in the 
banner contest, submitted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 



Ellis, Diana Hill, Lisa Franza, Melanie 
Davison and Peter Dolce), Big Bird (Pete 
Milot), The Midgets (Beth Laufer and 
Bob Kane) and a Flapper (Diane Flatley). 
The popular band Ruckus and a light 
show compliments of wizards Jon Fager- 
strom, Ed Odenkirchen, Chuck Nicholas 
and Andy Bieger provided the entertain- 
ment. In a November Collaboration 
Dance, Oglethorpe's cafeteria and 
students went back in time to the era of 
the 1950s and 1960s. The band, calling 
themselves the Retreads, played all the old 
favorites from beach music to Led 
Zeppelin, and were well received. 

Two other dances were held during 
the fall semester: The Black and Gold 
Formal and the Christmas Dance. The 
Formal is an old Oglethorpe tradition 
which was re-initiated just last year, with 
cheers from many. This year's formal 
featured a soul-disco band billed as Danny 
Miller and the Chevelles and a champagne 
breakfast after midnight. To end the 
semester the Christmas Dance was well 
attended. The Balls Brothers Band 
entertained a crowd on the dance floor 
until the wee hours. 

Then, just after students returned for 
the spring semester, they were invited to 
another Welcome Back Dance. This time 
they partied to the beat of a new wave 
band known as The Penetrators. 

The remaining Social Committee 
calendar for the spring was scheduled to 
honor Oglethorpe traditions — some new, 
some old. The first of these events was the 
Homecoming celebration. This dance was 
held in the cafeteria after the Basketball 
Petrels defeated LaGrange in an exciting 
overtime game and honored their victory. 
1981 Lord and Lady Oglethorpe, other- 
wise known as Doc Torrance and Terry 
Tribbet, led off each set of music played 
by Riff Raff 

The Freshman-Sophomore Dance 
was held in late spring and had an 
unprecedented student turn-out. The 
featured performers at this event were an 
OU favorite. Ruckus. The large attendance 
at this event demonstrated clearly the 
Social Committee's new vibrance. The 
success of this dance is to be credited to 
Craig Reinheimer, Freshman Class Pre- 
sident, and Don Henry, Sophomore Class 

President. ^ 

Continued 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-5 




Field Day was highlighted by the ODK-sponsored 
Faculty/Student Softball game, giving everybody at 
Oglethorpe a chance to have a good time together. 
Balloons, hot dogs, beer and good music also 
provided a festive atmosphere. 



At the '50s and '60s dance, a graffiti board was 
provided so that people could express anything 
groovy or heavy that was on their minds. Can you 
dig it? The way-out costumes rivalled only those at 
the Halloween dance. 





HA 1^ 



B-6 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



OSA 



The final two events for the 1980-81 
OSA calendar were the Field Day and, of 
course, the Junior-Senior Formal. The 
Field Day was held about four weeks 
before the end of school, and was very 
successful. Two bands played in the field 
house due to cloudy skies. Cool Breeze, a 
local jazz band just now coming into its 
own, played the first set while a 
student-faculty softball game went on in 
Hermance Stadium. The Shorty Watkins 
Band finished off the afternoon with some 



lively rock "n roll. All in all it was a very 
enjoyable event. 

A fitting close to the year came on 
the first of May, as couples attended the 
Junior-Senior Formal at the Holiday Inn 
Ballroom on Powers Ferry Road. Usually 
this event is held on a riverboat at Stone 
Mountain, but the people dancing to the 
music of The Producers didn't seem to 
notice much more than their partners. The 
dance was a beautiful affair, and 
acclaimed as a success. 




The Junior-Senior Formal was a good 
chance for everybody to get dressed up, 
get romantic, or just "get down." Music 
was provided by The Producers, a band 
that is making a name for itself across 
the nation. 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-7 



Somebody Has To Be Responsible 




Women's R.A.s: Sue Swaby, Kath- Marcia Carter, Karen Malachi 

leen Ahearn, Mrs. Fostine Womble, 



Men's R.A.s: BACK ROW: Mr. Jim 
Walsh, Mike Brant, Kevin Egan, Jim 
Kelley, Karl Hall FRONT ROW: 



Drew Findling, Greg Stiles. Andy 
Bieger 




The Men's Dorm Council: BACK ROW: Don 
Henry, Juan Vilanova ROW 2: Ray Widdowson, Mr. 
Jim Walsh, Craig Reinheimer, Tony Jennings 
FRONT ROW: Eric Crunick, John Marshall 



The Men's Dorm Council many not 
be precisely famous (yet), but let no one 
say that its job is small or unimportant. 
According to chairman Don Henry, the 
group "provides a sounding board between 
students and those who make decisions." 
Its role, in short, is to keep lines of 
communication open between dorm re- 
sidents and the sometimes formidable 
administration. This year, the Council has 
conferred with the powers-that-be on 
improvements for the new Alumni Hall, 
and has also suggested drinking fountains 
for third floor areas (and paper towels for 
the restrooms!). The Council has even 
been credited with reducing vandalism. Its 
major project of the year was the 
unforgettable Dorm Olympics. 



The Women's Dorm Council: BACK ROW: Terri 
Guth, Maureen Robinson ROW 2: Ellen Heckler, 
Mamie Ellis ROW 3: Marcia Beck, Constance 
Gannaway FRONT ROW: Michele Cubit, Jill 
Lesko, Arleen Jones NOT PICTURED: Lisa 
Franza, Terry Tribbet, Ann Montanaro, Mrs. 
Fostine Womble 



The Women's Dorm Council was 
formed as a means of drawing the girls 
residing in Traer into one big family. 
(There are certainly enough disputes over 
washers and dryers and bathrooms to 
equal some sisterly conflicts!) Along with 
the R.A.s, the Dorm Council helped to 
organize the dorm parties at Christmas 
and Valentine's Day, and the cosmetic and 
self-defense demonstrations. The Council's 
main concern is that of helping the 
freshman girls adjust to dormitory living. 
They make themselves available to discuss 
roommate problems, class problems and 
professor problems. Of course, they are 



also there to show the freshmen how to 
enjoy all aspects of dorm life. 

Despite firm allegations by Women's 
Housing Director, Fostine Womble. four 
members of the resident female communi- 
ty categorically deny being R..A.S. These 
girls have been incriminated by many 
eyewitnesses. They have been spotted 
participating in such shady activities as 
checking new students into the dormitor- 
ies, throwing dorm parties, coordinating a 
rape prevention seminar, sponsoring a 
cosmetic demonstration and putting on an 
open house. Other eyewitnesses reported 
seeing these girls chasing men out of the 
dorms late at night. Many people are 
having difficulty believing the denials of 
these girls, whose offenses include such 
actions as locating lost vacuums and 
stopping toilet overflows. 



Like Maytag repairmen and people 
who drive the speed limit. Men's R..\.s are 
a lonely breed - and it's not hard to 
understand why. Not only must Resident 
Assistants (no one ever calls them that) 
shepherd students through the always- 
thrilling checking-in procedures, they 
must also keep an eye on vandalism and 
squabbles, and see that people who can't 
act human do so anyway. They are, in 
other words, all-purpose troubleshooters: 
administrators, uncles, bottle-washers, 
diplomats, dictators and even extermina- 
tors. This dedicated group is under the 
able direction of former fighter pilot Jim 
Walsh, whose combat experiences in the 
Pacific have prepared him for such 
maneuvers as Nuke the Whales. 



B-8 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




TOP ROW: John Wilson, Peter Garland, Mike 
McCracken, Jeff Shelton, Bobby Martinez ROW 2: 
John Crowe, Laura Fowler, Rob Buck, Kevin 
Kincheloe, Jill Woodham, Allan Losek, Nola 
Richardson. Rose Richardson, David Tucker, Emma 
Lee Booker, Laura Anne Riley FRONT ROW: 
Yvonne Mapp, Stephanie Staples, Anna Maria 



Platanis, Lee Boggus, Nicki Brown NOT PIC- 
TURED: Kathleen Ahearn, Mark Barbaree, Charles 
Brookshire, Mike Burke, Eric Crunick, Dominique 
Daniel, Melanie Davison, Paul Gandolfo, Peggy 
Goodwin, Paula German, Steve Harris, Judy Hunt, 
Rob Joseph, Joanie Kelley, Rita Llop, Mallory Long, 
Sandra Lynch, Donna Monroe, Maureen Murphy, 



Donna Passaro, Glenn Prescott, Craig Reinheimer, 
Anne Sams, Harry Stern, Hide Takei, Donna 
Tucker, Robert Wilds, Kim Bunting, Firoozeh 
Farhand, Kelley Goff, Mandy Hough, Cary 
Kleinfield, Sue McDonald, Sandee Michael, Sherry 
Seidenstein, Steve Skakandy, Sue Weston 





Stephanie Staples 



Robert Wilds 



Nicki Brown, editor 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-9 




•I 



What Can Be Said? 




Paul Gandolfo 
Jeff Shelton 
John Crowe 



It's easy for us to tell you about 
almost any group on campus except 
ourselves, especially after such a year as 
the YAMACRAW has had. Through it 
all, the book is out. We did it . . . but 
who is "we"? 

Every editor has said that putting out 
a yearbook is difficult, tedious work. It 
interferes with your school work. It 
interferes with your life. At Oglethorpe, 
other factors have made the job even more 
demanding and less rewarding. This year, 
all those problems were demonstrated. 
Now it is time to begin again. 

We didn't end up with the book we 
started with, nor did we end up with the 
staff we started with. Some people have 
worked hard, only to see their work redone 
because of the mid-year change of 
command. No two people ever do one job 
the same way. If apologies are in order, 
I apologize. I am grateful to those who 
understand. 

I couldn't give out any "assistant 
editorship" titles, but Paul Gandolfo took 
the responsibilities of a #2 in command. 
Nothing would have been the same 
without his organization, common sense 
and threatening letters. Pete Garland, in 
a similar capacity, was reliable and helpful 
on last minute emergency projects. 
Business Manager Donna Tucker, survivor 
of an ill-fated ad campaign, was faithful 
to the end for no good reason. The Miss 
Yamacraw Contest was created and 
organized single-handedly by Jeff Shelton 
without too much worrying from my 
corner. In the area of photography, much 
of the work in this book was done by 
Robert Wilds. Although he will deny it, 
he has extraordinary talent; his absence 
was severely felt this spring. Laura Anne 
Riley, Craig Reinheimer and Mallory 
Long are also primarily responsible for 
bringing you the year in pictures. We 
would have been lost without their reliably 
high quality work. Copy was especially 
important with our newspaper format, and 
many are those who contributed, but 
honorable mention goes to Kevin Kinch- 
eloe, David Tucker. John Crowe, Stepha- 
nie Staples and Rob Buck among others 
for extra initiative and valuable help. 
These are some of the people 1 have 



to thank for "service above and beyond the 
call of duty," but everybody was fantastic. 
I couldn't have asked for a greater group 
to work with. They let me nag them for 
assignments, and they still came through 
for me . . . usually. They told me to go 
home, study, and get a good night's sleep 
when 1 needed it. They read my 
announcements and called me "incompe- 
tent" to keep me humble. They let me 
make mistakes. They were helpful at the 
last minute or late into the night. They 
were willing to learn and willing to teach 
me. They're my friends. 1 hope 1 can make 
the YAMACRAW, for them, worth 
coming back to next year. 

Who made the YAMACRAW possi- 
ble? I will let each person have his opinion. 
It has had two editors editing it. more than 
fifty people staffing it at one time or 
another, untold numbers doing it little 
favors now and again, and all of 
Oglethorpe being interviewed or photo- 
graphed twice or three times for it, 
worrying about it, pulling for it. and 
waiting too long for it. What can be said 
except -THANK YOU" — ? 

Thanks go to the STOR.MY PE- 
TREL, the O.U. Players and Alpha Phi 
Omega: organizations from which I 
borrowed ideas and personnel, and got 
much support. .A.lso, .Marshall Nason. 
Katherine Amos. Bill Wolpin, Bud Payne 
and the guys in maintenance. .-Xdrina 
Richard, Chuck Wingo and everybody in 
the Bookstore were all especially respon- 
sive and helpful. 

Mr. Bill Wolfe of Walsworth Publish- 
ing Company answered many little 
questions, and kept us within our budget 
and on our toes. Dean John Thames and 
Mr. Robert Evans were our advisors. 
(Mr. Evans, 1 miss your "financial aid 
office" style: you were efficient and good 
with numbers.) Dean Thames deser\es all 
our thanks just for letting us be a 
responsible college staff and make our own 
decisions. He organized the bills, showed 
interest, and was available with help and 
approval. .\s for these three, again. I 
couldn't have asked for better. 

Y.AM.ACR.-XW lives. It ain't perfect, 
but it's in your hands. Enjov. -Ed. 



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Stormy Petrel: Still Moving Ahead 



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Voted "Most Improved" by the 
Georgia Press Association in 1980, the 
STORMY PETREL continued to move 
forward this year. Under the leadership of 
editor Elaine Minor, the staff put together 
thirteen bi-weekly issues, offering students 
the chance to communicate their ideas on 
a large scale. 

For staff members, work with the 
PETREL was an opportunity to improve 
their writing and other related skills, while 
dealing with the reality of deadlines. In 
turn, the PETREL also offered its readers 
concise, accurate accounts of campus 
events, sports coverage, and submissions 
from various campus organizations. Also 
among its regular features were movie and 
concert reviews for the students' dis- 
criminating tastes, and the thought- 
provoking "Pro and Con" debates of 
Editorial Editor Tricia Smith and colum- 
nist Tim Tassopoulos. 

The STORMY PETREL is one of 
the most vital and powerful tools of the 
Oglethorpe students as the only consistent 
source of current campus-wide informa- 
tion, and as a means of communication for 
the entire Oglethorpe Community. 

Editor; Elaine Minor 
Assistant Editor: Kevin Kincheloe 
News Editor: Gerald Kemp 
Assistant News Editor: David Tucker 
Features Editor: Debbie Morgan 
Assistant Features Editor: Valerie Hall 
Layout Editor: Anne Atkinson 
Sports Editors: Jim Kelley, Bob Rasile 
Assistant Sports Editor: Mallory Long 
Photography Editor: Rita Llop 
Asst. Photography Editor: 

Craig Reinheimer 
Editorials Editor: Tricia Smith 
Editorial Columnist: Tim Tassoupoulos 
Greek Societies Editor: Linda Triguero 
Contributing Editor: 

Marybeth Robertson 
Business Manager: Emma Lee Booker 

Above right: Editor-in-chief Elaine Minor. Right: 
"Pro and Con" editorialists Tricia Smith and Tim 
Tassopoulos. Middle Right: Linda Triguero and 
Anne Atkinson. Far Right; Debbie Morgan and 
Gerald Kemp. 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-11 




e Stormy Petrel staff: BACK ROW: Kevin 
ncheloe, Laura Fowler, Andy Farr, Anne 
kinson, Valerie Hall, Mike McCracken. Debbie 
Drgan, Margie Vaught. Tricia Smith, Emma Lee 
oker, Gerald Kemp, Denise McMullen, Jim 
lley, David Tucker, Tim Tassopoulos, Eric 
unick ROW 2: Michele Cubit, Stephanie Staples, 



Kim Bunting, Bette Shornick, Donna Passaro 
FRONT ROW: Elaine Minor, Rita Llop, Marjorie 
Weiffenbach, Tracy Marshall, Mallory Long NOT 
PICTURED: Marybeth Robertson, Linda Triguero, 
Mark Lisicky, Kathleen Ahearn, Marcia Carter, 
Irani de Araujo, Theresa deBenedetto, Kelley Goff, 
Karl Hall, Ellen Heckler, Don Henry, Diana Hill, 



Ann Montanaro, Jim Nutt, Mike Powers. Gilben S. 
Price, Craig Reinheimer, Laura Anne Riley, Rose 
Richardson, Lidewey Slegt. Paul Smith. Terry 
Tribbet, Robert Wilds, John Wilson. Bob Rasile, 
Joanie Kelley, John Crowe, Theresa Fuerst, Karen 
Jenkins, Bob Kane. Cindy Larbig. Cassandra 
Massengil, Maureen Murphy 




B-12 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Tower Staff Is An Inspiration 



During the 1980-1981 year, the 
Tower continued to give Oglethorpe a 
quality literary magazine each semester in 
addition to providing support for aspiring 
writers in the community. 

Regarding the activities the staff 
promotes in proportion to the size of the 
group, the Tower is one of the most 
productive organizations on campus. Most 
Oglethorpe students recognize the fact 
that the staff meets each semester to 
produce a special magazine consisting of 
creative contributions of their fellow 
students - a magazine that occasionally 
reveals a side of writers that nobody 
recognizes. Not as many people are aware 
of the careful selection process by which 
the entries are chosen, or of the thought 
and effort that goes into making the 
booklet smooth reading through the 
groupings of entries and layout. 

Even those who understand what 
turns a bundle of creative work into the 
Tower sometimes aren't aware of the other 
projects the staff launches. In October, for 
example, the Tower co-sponsored the 
second annual Night of the Arts. The 
special guest was Nancy Simpson Brant- 
ley, an award-winning North Carolina 
poet, who read some of her works. The 
Night of the Arts also displayed the talent 
of some "locals." Mona Buck and Ivan 
Bilancio, Oglethorpe students, and Betsy 
Dzuro, an alumnus, read some of their 
own original works. Music was also 
featured during the evening, with Princell 
Dunbar and Ann Montanaro singing with 
the accompaniment of Professor Jim 
Bohart. Susan Bennett and Torsten 
Balsler played their own instruments and 
sang, and Dr. Fusillo contributed a few 



folk songs, tying up a successful presenta- 
tion. 

The Tower also had its contribution 
to the academic world with its Poetry 
Workshop. Gene Ellis of the Callanwolde 
Fine Arts Center attended the four-hour 
event, critiquing submitted works and then 
holding individual conferences during 
which he offered suggestions to help the 
participating poets to better express their 
ideas. 

The Tower, despite its typically small 
staffing, managed to make big plans and 
execute them this year. 




Award winning poet Nancy Simpson Brantley was 
the guest speaker at the Night of the Arts, October 
24. 




The Tower Staff: STANDING: Jill Lesko, Kimberly 
Emerson, Lili Alboum (editor). Dr. Linda Taylor 
SEATED: Ivan Bilancio, Marcia Carter (assistant 



editor) NOT PICTURED: Scott Burrell, Dave Mill: 
Brigitte Mogree, Donna Monroe, Mark Nolan, Su 
Weston, Laura Wilson 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B -13 



Chorale Shows Versatility 



The Collegiate Chorale is a co-ed 
group of Oglethorpe students that met at 
least three times a week in the 1980-81 
year to sing together. Directed by Jim 



Bohart, this group practiced and per- 
formed a wide range of choral music, 
including pieces from recent musicals as 
well as pieces from the classical era. 




The Collegiate Chorale: BACK ROW: Wanda 
Grimes, Mr. James Bohart, Tricia Smith, Emma Lee 
Booker, Stephanie Staples, Laura Fowler, Virginia 
Parker, Peggy Goodwin, Nicki Brown, Kim Morrison, 
Janice Kendrick, Arlene Jones ROW 2: Rita Todd, 
Ann Montanaro, Princell Dunbar, Mollie Simmons, 



Constance Gannaway, Patricia Brady FRONT 
ROW: Gerald Kemp, Ruel Poston, Bobby Martinez, 
Eric Gilgenast, Hideaki Takei, Mike McCracken, 
John Wilson NOT PICTURED: Scott Exposito, 
Diane Flatley, Maureen Murphy, Donna Passaro, 
Koji Rikuta 



Some of the major programs in which 
the Chorale was involved were a Cabaret 
in the Great Hall of Hearst (which 
included performances by several of the 
group's soloists as well as lively choral 
numbers such as "She's the One." from 
Chorus Line), a rendition of a difficult 
Mass written by the child .Mozart, and a 
variety show which also combined .solos 
and group numbers to encompass various 
musical styles. In addition to these 
performances, the Chorale made its yearly 
appearance at the Boar's Head Ceremony. 
singing songs from the time of the 
origination of the ceremony, and sang at 
the Honors and Awards Ceremony in 
May. 

The Chorale was also glad to 
welcome guest artists to its ranks in 
addition to performing alone. It welcomed 
high school instrumentalists who par- 
ticipated in the Mozart program and other 
Oglethorpe students who helped with the 
variety show. Very basically, alone and 
with other musicians, the Chorale pursued 
its goal of individual and group im- 
provement in the understanding and 
performance of music. 




Scenes from the Chorale's Fall Cabaret, featuring 
soloist Constance Gannaway. 



B-14 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Players 



Continued from Pg. A-5 



ing, fireworks manufacturing, 
candy making, printing, 
painting, and xylophone play- 
ing (usually all at the same 
time). The busy "routine" is 
interrupted when Grandpa 
(Mike McCracken), who 
doesn't believe in taxes, starts 
getting letters from the IRS. 
More problems ensue when 
his youngest granddaughter 
Alice (Sheila Marx) brings 
home her new boyfriend Tony 
Kirby (Rob Joseph) and tries 
to reconcile the differences 
between the proper, upper- 



class Kirbys and her own 
rather eclectic family. "You 
Can't Take It With You" was 
a delight for everyone with its 
offbeat characters, comic 
situations, and, of course, a 
very happy ending. 

In the spring, the Ogleth- 
orpe Players took a brave step 
by deciding to attempt a 
musical. Many warned that a 
musical at Oglethorpe 
"couldn't be done," but after 
long debate, it was decided 

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The cast of "You Can't 
Take It With You" included 
Robin Johns (Far Left), 
Mike Burke and Brenda Peed 
(Top Left), Jack Dowd and 



John Wilson (Left), Barbara 
Kernel and Mike McCracken 
(Top Right), Donna Monroe 
and Gilbert Price (Middle 
Right), Carter Berkeley (Bot- 



tom Right), Rob Joseph and 
Sheila Marx (Top Far 
Right). Not Pictured; John- 
nie Badges, Mark Nolan. 
Kevin Kincheloe, Jim 



McCoy, Eric Gilgenast (see 
page 5) Far Right: Ogle- 
thorpe Players" advisor Dr. 
N'icki Weiss at a Saturday set 
construction meeting. 



B-16 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Players 




The cast oi "Pippin" was 
highlighted witii a chorus 
group including D ; minique 
Daniel, Eric Gilgcnast, 
Bobby Martinez, Cassandra 



Massengill, Kim Morrison, 
Mollie Simmons, Lidewey 
Slegt, Harry Stern, Paul 
Sykes and Mia Wadopian. 
Also featured were Nicki 



Brown, Bob Kane and Diane 
Peer (Bottom Left), Ann 
Montanaro and Mike 
McCracke (Top Center 
Left), Gerald Kemp (Center 



Right), John Wilson (Right), 
Donna Passaro (Far Right), 
Chuck Nicholas and 
Stephanie Staples. 



llf, YAMACKAW 198) B-17 




The Oglethorpe Players: BACK 
ROW: Ann Montanaro (treasurer), 
Mollie Simmons, Donna Passaro, 
Mia Wadopian, Andy Bieger (pre- 
sident), Paul Sykes, Laura Anne 
Riley, Lee Boggus, Nicki Brown, 
Kevin Kincheloe. ROW 2: Mike 
Burke, Harry Stern, Laura Fowler, 
Mark Nolan, Mike McCracken. 
FRONT ROW: Seretha Masdon, 
Dr. Victoria Weiss, Lidewey Slegt, 



Sheila Marx (secretary). Dawn 
Sonsini, Eric Gilgenast, John Wilson, 
Terry Tribbet. NOT PICTURED: 
Johnnie Badges, Carter Berkeley, 
Cathy Brown, Rob Buck, John 
Crowe, Eric Crunick, Jack Dowd, 
Jon Fagerstrom, Dean Foreman, 
Peter Garland, Steve Harris, Robin 
Johns, Rob Joseph, Bob Kane, 
Barbara Kernel, Gerald Kemp, 
Cindy Larbig, Kathy Laskey, Jill 



Lesko, Sandra Lynch. Bobby 
Martinez, Cassandra Massengil, Jim 
McCoy, Tricia McCullogh, Donna 
Monroe, Kim Morrison. Peggy 
Mueller, Chuck Nicholas, Ed Oden- 
kirchen, Brenda Peed, Diane Peer. 
Glenn Prescott. Gilbert S. Price. 
Anne Sams, Debbie Schrieber, Mara 
Schultz, Sherry Seidenstein. 
Stephanie Staples. Paul \\'eiland, 
Robert Wilds 




that the spring production 
would be "Pippin," a musical 
comedy set in the middle 
ages. The characters in the 
play emerge from a dramatic 
troupe led by a Leading 
Pla\er (John Wilson) who 
narrates the story as it is 
enacted. Pippin (Bob Kane) 
is the scholarly young son of 
Charlemagne (.Mike Mc- 
Cracken) who goes out into 
the world searching for some 
way to make his life "fulfill- 
ing." With guidance from 
the Leading Player and the 
other characters. Pippin tries 
everything from war to 
religion and from love to 
murder, and. finding that he 
can live an "extraordinary" 
life in ordinary ways, he 
settles down with a widow, 
Catherine (Nicki Brown) and 
her daughter Cleo (Diane 
Peer). The Players may have 
set a new precedent with 
"Pippin." the first real mu- 
sical to be performed at O.U. 
since anyone can remember. 
The success of "Pippin" has 
indicated that "it can be 
done" - even at Oglethorpe. 
.•\lthough the cast of any 
show is the most visible, the 
test of any dramatic group is 
the talent and ability of those 
who work behind the scenes 
- on sets, costumes, lighting, 
make-up. publicity, directing, 
and other backstage chores. 
Throughout the year, the 
Oglethorpe Players have 
shown improvement in every 
area. Under the leadership of 
the vibrant Dr. Victoria 
Weiss, the Players are grow- 
ing in numbers, increasing 
their versatility, and general- 
ly keeping everyone well 
entertained. 



B-18 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




Alpha Phi Omega: BACK ROW: Eric Gilgenast, 
Mike McCraclcen, Kathy Burnett (co-historian, fall), 
Kevin Egan, Kelley Goff, Stephanie Staples, Laura 
Fowler ROW 2: Andrea Gelfon, Sherry Seidenstein, 
Terri Roberts, Diane Peer, Jack Dowd (par- 
liamentarian, fall), Bette Shornick, Peggy Mueller, 
Donna Passaro (co-historian, co-rush chairman), 
Emma Lee Booker (treasurer, spring). Dale Tobias, 
Cathy Isiminger, Diana Hill, Robert Wilds FRONT 




Top Right; APO gets rowdy. Middle Left: Getting 
exposed at the annual toga party. Center: Spring 
pledges Andrea Roberson, Laura Anne Riley, 
Sandee Michael, Mona Buck, Rob Buck, Lee 
Boggus, Glenn Pre.scott, Michelle Minyon, Paul 
Sykes, Lotte Geisscndorfer, Harry Stern. Middle 
Right: Brothers with bslloons for Heart Fund 
project. Above: Cars aren'i all that get washed. 
Bottom Far Left: A donor gets first aid at an APO 
blood drive. Bottom Left: A scene from the 
Halloween party held at the Georgia Retardation 
Center, Bottom Right: Does Oglethorpe really claim 
these people? Bottom Far Right: Festivities at Fall 
rush parly. E.xtra photos courtesy Dawn Sonsini. 



ROW: Donna Tucker (treasurer, vice-president - 
service), Lidewey Slegt (vice president - service, 
president), Susan Swaby (secretary), Mia Wadopian 
(president, fellowship chairman), Mike Burke (vice 
president - membership, fall) NOT PICTURED: 
Peter Dolce, Melanie Davison, Cary Kleinfish, Paul 
Gandolfo, Rachel Lerman, Tricia Smith, Dawn 
Sonsini, Kim Bunting 





THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-19 



APO: Service With A Smile 



Alpha Phi Omega is a National 
Service Fraternity. Founded in 1925 at 
Lafayette College in Fasten, Pennsylvania 
on the principles of the Boy Scouts of 
America, the fraternity centers its 
activities around the cardinal principles of 
leadership, friendship, and service. The 
service aspect is divided into four parts, 
these being service to the college, service 
to the community, service to the members 
of the fraternity, and service to the nation 
as participating citizens. 

Oglethorpe's chapter of Alpha Phi 
Omega, Mu Mu, is the only co-ed chapter 
in Georgia. Since its reactivation in 1975, 
the chapter has been striving to grow and 
improve, usually displaying visible success. 
The fall and spring activities of the Mu 
Mu Chapter are examples of the efforts 
of the fraternity to expand under the 



rnimn 




guidelines of the cardinal principles. 
Under the leadership of President Mia 
Wadopian and the other fall officers, APO 
kept busy working for others. They 
sponsored a Halloween party for the 
Georgia Retardation Center, a fall blood 
drive, and a collectathon for Muscular 
Dystrophy. Many of the members par- 
ticipated in the Turkey Trot to win the 
turkey, which the fraternity then included 
in a Thanksgiving basket for a needy 
family. They also had a Thanksgiving 
party for residents of the Ashton Woods 
Nursing Home. The fall pledge class 
raised quite a sum for the Scottish Rite 
Hospital through 100% participation in 
the annual walk-a-thon, and they also 
sponsored a successful Muscular 
Dystrophy Dance-a-thon. 

To give a little attention to the 
friendship aspect as well as that of service, 
the brothers (a title given to all initiates 
regardless of sex) also had a few fall social 
events. These included a bowling party, a 
cocktail party, and a special champagne 
breakfast for the pledges. 

After Christmas break, with a new 
group of officers led by President Lidewey 
Slegt, the Mu Mu chapter launched 
another semester of service. The group 
threw an ice cream social at Ashton 
Woods for Valentine's Day, spent a day 
conducting a road block collection for the 



Heart fund, and discovered an especially 
enjoyable (and exhausting) project, 
working with the youngsters of a local 
Boys' Club. They arranged their annual 
Ugly Person on Campus Contest, with 
proceeds going to North DeKalb Menial 
Health Center. The spring pledge class 
held a dance and a raffle, donating the 
proceeds to the American Cancer Society. 

These service activities were inter- 
spersed with some parties which varied in 
their degree of craziness. One was a toga 
party, which promoted the wearing of such 
costumes as a "Confederate" toga (which 
was sculpted from a Confederate flag), 
and a "preppy" toga, complete with a little 
Izod alligator. Another, more serious event 
was the Spring formal, which featured the 
band "Atlantis," and proved to be the "big 
event" of the semester. 

In addition to its other activities, the 
Mu Mu Chapter is proud of the progress 
it made at the Alpha Phi Omega Sectional 
Conference, which was held at West 
Georgia College. The chapter achieved a 
long-time goal, the scheduling of next 
year's Sectional to be held at Oglethorpe. 
The selection of Mu Mu to host the 
conference was a sign that other chapters 
realized the tremendous progress made 
since re-activation. 

The chapter finished the year by 
electing fall officers and by making plans 
to begin preparing for the Sectional 
Conference over the summer. The brothers 
were pleased with their success and with 
the unity they had realized through the 
year. 




B-20 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Delta Zeta 



Since being reinstated in February 
1980, the Beta Phi chapter of Delta Zeta 
has been growing rapidly in size. Rushes 
in the fall and spring brought the total 
membership up to 26 girls. 

One of Delta Zeta's main goals this 
year was to establish a firm financial base 
for the sorority. Money was generated 
from several fund-raising ventures, which 
included bake sales, a car wash, a slave 
auction, a tuck-in service, and a Valen- 
tine's Day flower sale. In addition, a "Mr. 
Legs" contest and a "Basket of Cheer" 
raffle were held. 

These successful fund-raisers enabled 
Delta Zeta to donate money to such good 
causes as the Atlanta School for the Deaf 
and the Atlanta Humane Society. Another 
favorite charity, the Scottish Rite Hospi- 
tal, was the site of a memorable 
Halloween Party. 

The sisters of Delta Zeta also enjoyed 
numerous social activities throughout the 
year. In addition to a Christmas party and 
the spring formal, an Outdoor Party was 
held, treating participants to the music of 
"Rosebud." 

Athletes from Delta Zeta participat- 
ed in all intramural sports, including 
soccer, basketball, and badminton. The 
sorority was also victorious this year in 
Greek Week. 




The Delta Zeta Sorority: BACK ROW: Denise 
Suyehiro, Marjorie Weiffenbach, Anita Wright, 
Laura Bell, Gina Peterson, Jane Fishman, Nancy 
Schwartz, Betsy Sale, Michelle Lend, Laura Turner, 
ROW 2: Sharon Hould, Linda Barkis, Debbie 



LaBonne, Sally Petree, Dave "Beau" Levine, Linda 
Triguero, Anne Marie Messerschmidt, Sharon Rudy, 
Liz Rosen FRONT: Maria Cohen NOT PIC- 
TURED: CeCe Crandle, Jenny Giles, Dawn Hutton, 
Kelly Marshall, Tracy Marshall, Leslie Schlag, Lyn 
Stelle 




Above Left: Delta Zeta sorority in their Halloween 
costumes for a cheery visit to Scottish Rite. Above 
Right: DZ welcoming rushees to their Rush Party. 
Right: DZ bringing warm smiles to the children. 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-2i 




The Chi Omega Sorority: BACK ROW: Holly 
Lucas, Leigh Norris, Margie Vaught, LeAnne Cox, 
Karen Jenkins, Nell Somers, Jolita Rix ROW 2: Ann 
Montanaro,. Catherine Clegg, Sheila Marx, Carol 
Cavanaugh, Sandra Lynch, Wendy Werne, Sheryl 



McCarthy FRONT ROW: Donna Cron, Dawn 
Sonsini, Tracy Bauer, Rachel Lerman, Judy 
Etheridge, Lynn Prettyman NOT PICTURED: Amy 
Fithian, Judy Domiano, Debbie Morgan, Dominique 
Daniel, Kathy Isiminger, Kim Byrne 




Chi Omega 

All of the Greek societies on campus 
do a good job of l<eeping fresh and active, 
and the Chi Omega sorority is certainly 
no exception. This year, the Delta Thela 
chapter found itself with a happily full 
agenda. Events included an Apple 
Polishing Tea, which, as the name implies, 
was held to honor the faculty and 
administration, and a formal Pumpkin 
Cutting for the fraternities. .Members also 
paid a cheer-up visit to a children's 
hospital. November brought the annual 
Sigma Nu Sweepstakes, a sort of 
mini-Greek Week in which Chi-O girls 
competed with Georgia State sororities in 
such fun events as tug-of-war. 

In the spring came the Eleusinian 
Celebration, a festive event commemorat- 
ing the organization's founding, with 
members of the original chapter attending. 
Less than a week later, on April II. the 
girls attended the State Day meeting at 
the Cherokee Country Club, a gathering 
of Chi Omega sisters from all over 
Georgia. The Spring Formal was held on 
Saturday, April 25. followed by the 
March-of-Dimes Walk-a-thon the next 
day. (Oh. those aching feet!) Capping off 
a busy year was the eagerly anticipated 
yearly pledge party. 

Chi Omega now consists of 22 
members and pledges, all dedicated to 
exploring and upholding Hellenic and 
Christian ideals. Obviously, one important 
criteria for membership is the desire to be 
involved - verv involved. 



Above: A party was held at the end of the year by 
the pledges for the sisters. Far Left: A casual 
afternoon at the Chi-O house. Left: The reason 
everyone is smiling is that spring pledges have just 
been inducted. Extra photos courtesy Sheryl 
McCarthy. 



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Chi Phi 



The brothers of Chi Phi began the 
year in a typical fashion, returning to 
school early to put the house in order and 
plan for Rush. When the rest of the 
students were settled in, the fraternity 
held three Rush parties, the highlight of 
which was the well known Jungle Juice. 

With Rush completed, the brothers 
settled down to the serious business of 
planning some memorable parties and 
activities. One of the first of these was the 
"Hat Party," to which all Oglethorpe 
students were invited, as indicated by their 
creative hat posters all over campus. A 
little later in the year, around October, the 
brothers and pledges got together for a 
campout at Cochran Falls, Georgia. The 
trip held attractions for all interests, as 
some brothers went mountain climbing, 
hiking, or just relaxing in the great 
outdoors. Also in October was the 
Halloween costume party, which attracted 
some rather strange characters. Although 
some of the windows didn't survive the 
night, the guests enjoyed the atmosphere. 

During the month of November, some 
of the brothers and little sisters were all 
wet (and cold besides) after their rafting 
trip down the Chattahoochee River. The 
fraternity experienced a more comfortable 
ride in December, with a hayride at Alex's 
Farm. Chi Phi tied up the fall social 
calendar with a Christmas party. The 
eggnog was somewhat lethal, but the party 
was successful up to and during the arrival 
of Santa, complete with a bag of surprises. 

Chi Phi also took part in Intramural 
football during the fall, making it all the 
way to the championship game. 

When everyone returned for the 
spring, more plans were made for a social 
and sporting semester. The highlight of 
the semester was the chapter's founding 
celebration, including a formal at the 
Perimeter Marriot. A scattering of other 
parties and another raft trip also helped 
to lighten the hassle of classes. 

Much of the fraternity's spring efforts 
went into the planning of Greek Week. 
For the fourth consecutive year, Chi Phi 
was overall winner of the men's division. 
This victory, in addition to the success of 
its parties and the addition of several new 
brothers allowed Chi Phi to boast 
continued success at Oglethorpe. 




The Chi Phi Fraternity: BACK ROW: Karl Hall, Pete 
Garland, John Gazituia, Sheldon Inge ROW 2: Dave 
Polanco, Chris Gackstatter, George Diple, William 
Myers ROW 3: Edward Furbee, Scott Raymond, Mark 
Stephens, Mark Turcot, Rob Joseph, Lee Campbell 



FRONT ROW: Ken Buie, Howard Barr, Harry Stern, 
Paul Swanson, Monte Burnbach, John Bryan, Mike 
Mills. Jim Burk, Chuck Allen, Mike Browoleit, Terry 
Fallat NOT PICTURED: Charles Littman, Sam 
Cranley, Bob Ivy, John Burdakin. 




Above Left: A few fraternity brothers 
looking distinguished in the Chi Phi 
fashion. Above: Weightlifting for Greek 
Week competition. Left: Chi Phi poses 
with their Greek Week trophy. 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-23 




The Order of Kappa Alpha BACK ROW: John 
Steen, Mark Andrews, Mike Friedman ROW 2: 
Doug Kissell, Larry Pond, Simon Nash, Mike 
Sheridan, Andy Goldstein, Carlos Mejides, Ricky 
Croes, Mike Emery ROW 3: Dan Walden, Jeff 



Epstein, Dave Gilfillan, Craig Buckner, Jamie 
Stanton, Kris Furstenberg FRONT ROW: Brian 
Hubbert, Mark Lisicky, Mike Voeltz, Jim McCoy, 
Dave Levine, Tiffy, Don Conklin 





Above left: A scene from a KA New Wave Party. 
Above Right: A sampling of the new wave costumes 
worn at the infamous party. Left: KA: a fraternity 
in the Southern tradition. 



Kappa Alpha 



KA was formed just after the Civil 
War (they might call it the War of 
Northern Aggression) by a group of 
Washington College students. From the 
start, the new order was given a religious 
motif, with members being pledged to 
uphold the ideals of its spiritual father. 
General Robert E. Lee. Even before his 
death, the ex-Confederate leader was 
renowned for his chivalry, and KA was set 
up partly to carry on his ideals of courage, 
spiritual devotion, and gentlemanliness. 

The idea caught on. so that now 100 
campuses throughout the southeast can 
boast of a Kappa .Alpha chapter. .Members 
proudly refer to themselves as "Southern 
Gentlemen" and point out the central 
difference between K.A and standard 
fraternities. KA. according to brother 
Dave Gilfillan, is an order, that is it selects 
recruits who it thinks measure up to its 
standards instead of inducting pledges and 
then trying to fit them into the Greek 
mold. The ranks of KA now stand about 
twenty strong. 

Kappa Alpha is always active in 
campus events, making a very strong 
showing this year in such intramural 
events as football and volleyball. It 
managed to place second in the annual 
Greek Week competitions. 

One of the orders biggest successes 
over the last semester was its New Wave 
parties, featuring the spaced-out sound of 
the Space Heaters. The festivities were 
open to all students, and many showed up 
in — well, uh. unusual — costumes. The 
last such event almost literally brought the 
KA house down, with the noise and 
vibration jarring loose part of the roof. 

Fun is important, of course, but there 
must be come reason beyond even that for 
the continued popularity of Greek letter 
societies like KA. How else could they 
have stayed around so long? Gilt~illan 
explains it this way: "All frats have 
scholarship programs and offer contacts 
which extend beyond college. But they 
also remind you of friends back home. 
The\ become a kind of substitute family. 
\'ou arrive on campus as a confused 
freshman, and it"s nice to know a group 
of people you can go to for help, who 
would do almost anything for you." 
Robert E. Lee would be proud. 



B-24 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Sigma Alpha Epsilon 



SAE, the largest fraternity in the 
nation, is dedicated to the promotion of 
leadership, scholarship, friendship, and the 
true spirit of brotherhood. Founded at the 
University of Alabama in 1856, SAE has 
spread through the country so that 
chapters exist from north to south and 
from coast to coast. 

SAE also serves the country, 
community, and school through various 
fund-raising activities, service projects, 
and donations. Among those in the local 
area are fund raisers for an eye and kidney 
bank, and a leukemia research fund. 
During the Jerry Lewis Telethon, SAE 
always pitches in to help. 

Here on the Oglethorpe campus, the 
fraternity had an interesting year. In 
addition to inducting six pledges for the 
year, they participated in Greek Week, 
competing with other Greeks in some 
athletic and some not-so-athletic events. 

The chapter had several socials, 
which included Christmas and Halloween 
parties and a special Sweetheart party. 
They also planned for a revival of their 
"End of the World" party, the first of 
which was held during the Three Mile 
Island crisis and included such hits as 
"radiation punch." The chapter also 
thought of others, having a collection for 
charity. All in all, SAE at OU had an 
easy-going, enjoyable year. 




BACK ROW: Richard Lindsay, Stuart White, Chris Mikle FRONT ROW: Don Owen, R, 

Raths, John O. Mitchell. John Pfautz, Jeff Levy Madonna, Kurt Merolla, Joe Exum 

ROW 2: Todd Wills, Beau Moore, Bill Bazzell. Tom 



L. Owen, Ed 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-25 



Brothers and Sisters 




Continued from Pg. A-4 

Competition for the Greeks 
also included arcade events, 
where competitors tested 
each other in such games as 
Space Invaders, ice cream 
eating, pool, backgammon, 
ping pong, foosball and the 
beer chug. 

The first social event was 
the Best Dressed Greek 
competition, which was to 
single out the most attractive 
and authentic toga. The 
winners were Chi Phi and Chi 
Omega. Next was the Sing 



competition, where faculty 
judges selected the group 
with the best two songs. 
Again, Chi Phi and Chi 
Omega appealed most to the 
judges. 

The Speech is often con- 
sidered the most important 
event, as it gives each com- 
peting Greek organization a 
chance to state its objectives 
during Greek Week. The 
most effective speakers were 
Mark Andrews of Kappa 
Alpha and Sharon Hould of 



Delta Zeta. The final social 
event was the Skits, which 
required the most fore- 
thought and planning. Ac- 
cording to the judges, the 
most entertaining were the 
takeoffs on "The Adams 
Family, ■■ performed by Delta 
Zeta, and "Welcome Back 
Kotter," by Chi Phi. 

The final winners of Greek 
Week competition were cho- 
sen by totaling the points 
accumulated from the events. 
Delta Zeta was the women's 



winner, and Chi Phi was the 
men"s winner with Kappa 
-Alpha taking second place. 
To finish the week off with a 
rousing Greek celebration, 
the Interfraternity and Pan- 
hellenic Councils put on a 
fantastic party at the Elk's 
Club with live music from 
Taxi, where trophies were 
awarded, and all the brothers 
and sisters could relax after a 
hectic but exciting week. 




BACK ROW: Sheila Marx (co-secretary), Betsy 
Sale. Sharon Hould (treasurer) FRONT ROW: 
Carol Cavanaugh (president). Donna Cron, Tracy 



Marshall, Marjorie Weiffenbach (co-secretarv) 
NOT PICTURED: Kelly Marshall. Laura Bell ' 



The Panhellenic Council was reinstat- 
ed at Oglethorpe in February. .\ new 
constitution and set of by-laws were 
written, along with rules for Greek Week. 

With such a late start, the Council 
was not able to participate actively in the 
Oglethorpe community this year. How- 
ever, members hope eventually to sponsor 
social activities, and possibly some 
school-wide civic and academic functions. 
The Council also concerned itself with 
improving Greek Week so as to make it 
a more positive activity for the Greeks. 

How do }0u get a bunch of 
competitive spirits like the Greeks 
together? .Ask the Interfraternity Council. 
It organizes the all-important rush periods 
at the start of each semester and is in 
charge of setting up all the various 
activities for Greek Week in the spring. 



IFC members: NOT PICTURED: Greg Carson. 
Stuart White. Ed Rapp. Chris Gackstaiier. Sam 
Cranlev. Jim Burk. Howard Barr 



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RUDD: The Alternative 



The RUDD Social Club is an 
alternative to fraternity life at Oglethorpe. 
Its membership policy is democratic, and 
its activities are designed to promote 
friendship and support for members. For 
instance, it sponsors teams for intramural 
sports each year, and organizes parties and 
other activities (such as pool shooting in 
the afternoon) for its members. 

RUDD is proud not only of its record 
in intramurals, but of the academic 
achievements and extra-curricular invol- 
vement of its members. RUDD has also 
acquired a reputation for being able to 
pick campus beauties. Their Homecoming 
representatives, Terry Tribbet and Doc 
Torrance, won the Lord and Lady 
Oglethorpe titles this year. In addition, 
RUDD candidate Sheila Marx was 
crowned "Miss Yamacraw." 




RUDD: BACK ROW: Doc Torrance, Mark 
Moskowitz, Joe Exum, Michael Brant, Andy Bieger, 
Pete Milot ROW 2: Bruce Searles, Ed Odenkirchen, 
Bob Kane. Dave Mills FRONT: Chuck Nicholas, 



Dale Jolley NOT PICTURED: Lee Van 
Smith, Jim Spinelli, Kevin Egan, Paul 
Bozarth, Don King, Scott Faith 



Grack, Paul 
Sykes, Gene 



Karate Club Is Getting Defensive 



The Karate Club began in the Fall 
semester of 1980-81. Dylon Grant, an 
Oglethorpe student, began the Club and 
acted as the instructor for the group. A 
black belt himself, Dylon conducted 
classes three times a week in Korean 
Karate as practiced by the Mooduk Kwan 
Association. 

As Dylon's students quickly learned, 
his classes were extremely demanding, 
both mentally and physically. They began 
with warm-ups which included incredible 
amounts of sit-ups, painfully deviant 
push-ups, and splits. The class then 
studied karate moves (learning both their 
English and Korean names), and forms, 
which are combinations of techniques. 
Although the class focus was on the 
perfection of basic punches, kicks, and 
blocks, the students also learned some 
innovative self-defense techniques. In 
addition, they discovered a little bit of the 
meditation that is important to karate as 
a way of life. 

Both beginning and advanced 
students came to be cJucated in the ways 
of karate. Several students achieved 
colored, or advanced, bells during the 
year. As a new organization on the 
Oglethorpe campus, the Karate Club was 
quite successful. 






Above Left: A student receives individual instruc- 
tions. Below Left: Students practice their karate 
kicks. Right: Black belt instructor Dylon Grant 
displays his karate moves. 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-27 



B.S.C. Promotes Brotherhood 




Black Student Caucus: BACK ROW: Marcia 
Carter, Eric Young, Donna Ward, Patricia 
McDonald, Donald King ROW 2: Susan Johnson 
(secretary), Randy Heath, Denise Boone, Rose 
Richardson (parliamentarian), Dylon Grant ROW 
3: Donna Monroe, Janice Kendrick, Michele Cubit, 



Kelly Woodland, Melna Inge, Bryan Weaver 
FRONT ROW: Wanda Glover, Carol Banks 
(treasurer), Constance Gannaway (vice-president), 
Anthony Moody, Loyd Pinkston INSET: Karen 
Malachi (president) 



The Black .Student Caucus devotes 
itself to promoting academic, social, and 
cultural equity in the Oglethorpe 
community. 

Some of this year's activities have 
included a blood pressure clinic, a 
Halloween party for the children of the 
Linwood Park community, and represen- 
tation at the National Black College 
Student Conference. The B.S.C. also 
participated in Homecoming and held a 
spring dance, with proceeds going for 
library books by and about blacks. 

The B.S.C. enjoyed a successful 
Black History Week in February. Profes- 
sor Hine of Purdue University came to 
campus to give a talk on "Blacks in the 
Professions." The club also put on a play, 
and sponsored an essay contest for 
Linwood Park children. 

In addition to bringing black artists 
and speakers to campus, the B.S.C. 
continued to pursue its goal of getting a 
full-time black professor hired by the 
university. Although the club has not yet 
reached this goal, it has succeeded in 
bringing this cause to the attention of the 
administration. 



Appreciating The Great Outdoors 




Jldoors Club: BACK ROW: Dan Walden, Terry 
lerst, Melissa Sunay, Mike Voeltz FRONT ROW: 
Ti Nutt, Debbie Morgan, Carol Lerman, Simon 
ash, Anna Jojose, P. C. Charnley, Gail Zeisal 



(treasurer). Bob Sellars (president), Karl Hall NOT 
PICTURED: Greg Garson (vice-president), Nancy 
Schwartz, Ricky Croes, Miguel Barranco 



The Outdoors Club had quite a busy 
year. Returning treasurer Gail Zeisal got 
things started with the season's first 
camping trip to Tray .Mountain. As the 
year went on, vice president Greg Garson 
was able to organize the group's very first 
weekend ski trip to the Chattaloochee Ski 
Resort in North Carolina's Maggie 
Valley. The hardest part was trying to get 
five cars, packed with people and 
equipment, to follow the leader. .After six 
hours of driving and only one lost car (it 
got there ahead of the rest, anyway), they 
arrived to find nine gorgeous inches of new 
fallen snow. Needless to sa\. a good time 
was had by all, especially by those who 
had never seen the fiuffy white stuff 
before. During the year, there were also 
numerous camping and hiking excursions 
to the North Georgia mountains. .A.nd 
what about 1981-1982'' The Outdoors 
Club has plans to hit the Smokies for some 
serious bear watching. Let's hope the 
bears don't watch them first. 



B-28 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



International Club Promotes Unity 



In its fourth year of existence, the 
International Club was one of the most 
active and productive organizations on 
campus. The International Club gives 
Oglethorpe's growing number of interna- 
tional students opportunities for friendship 
and involvement in campus life. One 
indication of their achievements came in 



November with the overwhelming success 
of the International Club Dinner. Approx- 
imately 160 guests were served 22 dishes 
from seven different countries around the 
world. In a brief speech, International 
Club president Irani de Araujo described 
the event as "a lesson in which we request 
that you make sincere efforts to respect 



and understand our cultural differences. 
By sharing our food and our music with 
you, we want to show you that despite 
nationality, race, sex and religious 
differences, we can sit at a table of 
brotherhood." 





Scenes from the International Club Dinner. Left: 
Guests at the dinner had a choice of 22 dishes from 
11 countries. Center: Carolina Antonini and Jose 
Campos of Venezuela were one of many groups 
providing international musical entertainment. 
Right: Marshall Nason presented Irani de Araujo a 
plaque as a tribute to his dedication and service to 
the International Club. 




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The International Club: SEATED: Nilgun Yazici, 
Turkey; Maryam Givtash, Iran; Margarita Jaramil- 
lo, Colombia; Ana Maria Macrides, Colombia; 
Joanna Whalen, Nicaragua; Janice Kendrick, U.S.A. 
STANDING: Jamal Al-Hazmi, Saudi Arabia; 
Abdulla Mohanna, Saudi Arabia; Saleh Al- 
Mushary. Saudi Arabia; Juan Carlos Vilanova, 



Spain (vice-president); Assaf Al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia 
(program chairman); Jose del Pozo, Ecuador; Gilbert 
Lopez, Aruba; Ekachai Sitkrongwong, Thailand; 
Bolivar Miranda, Ecuador; Marshall R. Nason, 
U.S.A. (Foreign Student Advisor); Cedric Croes, 
Aruba; Irani de Araujo, Brazil (president, fall); 
Fahad Al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia; Ivan Acoca, Panama; 



Vichai Dolbanbarnchoke, Thailand; Andreas Kafa- 
tos Greece; Vehdat Gurtan, Turkey NOT PIC- 
TURED- Gonzalo Fernandez, Ecuador (president, 
spring); Carolina Antonini, Venezuela (secretary); 
Arman Davoudian, Iran (treasurer) 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-29 



The Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship: BACK ROW: 
Dr. Monte Wolf, Tom Crawford, Kevin Kincheloe, 
Eric Gilgenast. Jill Woodham, Scott Faith, Dan 
Burzinsky ROW 2: Joan Pritchard, Brant McKeown, 



Melanie Davison, Laura Wilson, Robin Johns, 
Princell Dunbar (president) FRONT ROW: 
Kimberley Emerson, Constance Gannaway, Seretha 
Masdon, Sheila Marx (president), Carol Banks 




Hillel: Carter Berkeley, Dave Gerhardt, Sandy 
Grossman (president). Rabbi Louis Reiser, Howard 
Barr, Lee Van Grack NOT PICTURED: Jeff 



Epstein, Bob Levine, Jim Burk, Rob Joseph, Chuck 
Littman 




Christian sorority Alpha Omega: Sandee Michael, Mollie Simmons, Jill Woodham, Arlene Jones, Janice 
Kendrick, Anne Sams 



Religious Groups 
More Spirited 



The Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship 
might be called a born-again club. 
Membership in the group has sky rocketed 
since last year, when it consisted of a 
handful of students meeting in a private 
room in Goodman Hall. During 
1980-1981, the OCF has been involved in 
a whole host of new and exciting activities. 

The central goal of the fellowship is 
to provide a relaxed atmosphere in which 
believers can meet, worship, and just have 
fun. Meetings, which were held in Traer's 
second floor lounge every two weeks or so. 
regularly featured singing, joking. Bible 
study, group prayer and. of course, the 
all-important refreshments. The backbone 
of the OCF has probably been Joan 
Pritchard, a lively graduate student from 
Emory. Giving freely of her time and 
talents, Joan always livened up gatherings 
with her trust) guitar and fresh, off-beat 
devotionals. 

During the year. Hillel offered 
Oglethorpe's Jewish students the op- 
portunity to get together on a weekly basis 
to have discussions and meet prominent 
people in the .Atlanta Jewish community. 
Topics at the Wednesday meetings 
included such diverse things as Iranian 
Jewr\ and the lifestyle of the Jewish 
woman. In addition to the weekly 
get-togethers. Hillel sponsored a shabbat 
dinner. Guests from Georgia Tech and 
Emory attended the event, which ended 
with a service and singing after the meal. 

1981 marked the third year of 
existence for Hillel. For its members, 
Hillel offers a chance to bring a sense of 
stability and well-being to college life, 
through the joining together of people with 
common religious beliefs. 

Early in the fall semester, a need was 
expressed for a sorority that was not only 
based on Christian principles, but also 
suited the Christian lifestyle. So. a group 
of girls began planning for a new campus 
organization, and called themselves .\Ipha 
Omega. Their plans include organizing 
chapel services for students, holding Bible 
studies and discussions, and working 
closely with the other sororities and senice 
organizations. Much of their time this 
year was spent finalizing plans to be 
recognized as an official campus organiza- 
tion. 



B-30 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



They Can Argue With Success 



Aristotle once claimed that there are 
only two parts to a successful argument 
— making it and then proving it. Anyone 
who's struggled through an analytical 
course like English Comp. knows that this 
idea often isn't as easy as it sounds. Yet 
a tiny group of dedicated students seems 
to have mastered this elusive art of apt 
argument. They call themselves the 
Oglethorpe Debate Team and although a 
good many students have yet to hear of 
them, they're not worried. They have not 
yet begun to cross examine. 

The team currently consists of senior 
Amy Fithian and sophomores Debbie 
Morgan and Kevin Kincheloe. This 
summer, the trio attended a two-week 
workshop in Tuscon, Arizona. In their first 
"real" debate at East Tennessee's 
Mountain Empire Tournament, Debbie 
and Amy tested their skills against fifteen 
other teams from across the country and 
managed to come in a surprising second, 
and future debates were soon planned. In 
March the group hosted a pair of their 
British counterparts. 

The amount of progress that the team 
has made is almost remarkable under the 
circumstances. Not only does it have its 



novice status to deal with, it also has to 
make do somehow without such benefits 
as separate facilities, full-time coaches, 
and a large-scale budget. Anyway, who 
says you can't argue with success? 




The Debate Team: Debbie Morgan, Dr. Robert 
FusiUo, Amy Fithian NOT PICTURED: Kevm 
Kincheloe 



YAF: Seeing Things as Right or Wrong 



Reconsidering 
Some Old Ideas 

The Thalian Society was reorganized 
at Oglethorpe during the Fall semester. 
The Society had existed in the 1840's and 
1850's while the school was located in 
Milledgeville; it had also met on the 
present campus until 1974 when member- 
ship restrictions caused it to fail. At that 
time the club became closed to anyone 
who was not a philosophy major. 

Although it is a philosophical society, 
the Thalian Society is now open to all, not 
just students of philosophy. Initiations 
take place yearly and the group meets 
every two weeks to discuss philosophical 
issues. For example, one of the meetings 
was dedicated to debate concerning the 
existance of good and evil and definitions 
thus implied (what constitutes an evil 
act?). The questions usually arise from 
philosophical works such as the existen- 
tialist writings of Camus. 

Meetings were open to anyone 
interested in the matters to be discussed. 
This open invitation included faculty and 
alumni of the society. 

Officers for the year included Suzanne Schaefer, 
president; Jackie Mate, vice-president; Virgmia 
Parker, secretary; Dolores El, treasurer; Jack Dowd, 
librarian/historian. 



Young Americans for Freedom 
(YAF) is the nation's largest conservative 
youth organization. Its membership 
includes many different political types, 
from traditionalists to libertarians. Local 
activities include giving an award to 
conservative Congressman Larry McDon- 
ald (see photo), maintaining an anti- 
Communist bulletin board on the second 
floor of Hearst Hall, and conducting 
various protests such as Tax Day and May 
Day, although no one has burned any flags 
this year. Oglethorpe hosts the state 
newsletter. The Eagle's Dispatch. 

In these landmark political times, 
YAF is definitely in the thick of things. 
It remains the information and action 
network for rig;"-of-center young people 
at Oglethorpe ana cross the Republic, for 
which it stands. 

Members incluu ■ Mark Slaw 
(chapter chairman), Patricia Goodwin, 
Mandy Hough, R. L. Owen, Bob Kane, 
Kevin Kincheloe, Eric Roberts, Eric 
Gilgenast (Maryland), Lew Gordon 
(advisor). 




7th district U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald 
accepts an award from the John Singlaub Chapter, 
shown with members Ryan Murphy and Mark Slaw. 



The Thalian Society: Mike Connor, Jack Dowd, 
Virginia Parker, Jacqueline Mate, Dolores El, 
Suzanne Schaefer, Ellen Lukens, Dr. Nick Caste, 
Dr. Ken Nishimura. 



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The Sociology/ Psychology Club: Phyllis May, 
Gregory Hunt, Howard Jones, Bette Shornick, Dr. 
Martha Vardeman, Dr. Robert Moffie, Dr. Claire 
Coles, Mix Evertz, Donald King NOT PICTURED: 



Gene Senfad, Johnnie Badges, Lisa Rangazas, Linda 
Barkis, Susan Swaby, Jolita Rix, Judy Etheridge, 
Terry Schmidt, Mara Schultz, Peter Dolce, Karen 
Keiser 




Student Affiliates of the American Chemical 
Society: BACK ROW: Jon Fagerstrom, Pete Milot, 
Paul Sykes, Ed Odenkirchen, Dan Burzinsky 



FRONT ROW: Peggy Mueller, Peggy Goodwin, 
Debbie Bradley, Diane Peer, Andrea Gelfon, Dave 
Mills, Dr. Monte Wolf. 




The Student National Education Association: 
STANDING: Nancye Rankine, Dr. Lavon Talley, 
Dr. Louise Valine, Leslie Tindall, Amy McCune, 
Brenda Peed, Donna Tucker, Dr. Ann Wheeler, 
Barbara Doughty, Bathsheba Romero, Dr. John 



Stevens, Charlotte Sorrell, Paul Gandolfo. Nelsie 
Wade SEATED: Mary Elliott, Lisa Wright, Eloise 
Mallory NOT PICTURED: Linda Leiand, Robin 
Johns, Lynne Serby, Kathy VanDuser, Chris Sertich, 
Tracy Marshall, Mike Emery, Danette Vanhuss 



Soc. /Psych. 

The Sociology/ Psychology Club is 
composed of people interested in areas and 
specialties of psychology and sociology. 
The purpose of the group is to explore 
those areas of interst through speakers, 
discussion groups, and field trips. 

Early in the fall, organizational 
meetings were held to elect officers and 
plan the remainder of the year. Alix 
Evertz and Lisa Rangazas were elected 
co-presidents and their planning brought 
about such activities as a talk on "Adult 
Development" by Dr. Claire Coles in 
October and a field trip to the Dekalb 
Drug Addiction Center. 

This spring Linda Barkis and Karen 
Keiser were elected to replace the 
interning Evertz and Rangazas. Events for 
the semester included a Stress Reduction 
Clinic held by Dr. Johnna Shamp and a 
lecture on Careers in Com.munitv Mental 
Health. 



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For the third year in a row. Dr. Monte 
Wolf, a familiar face to many science 
majors at Oglethorpe, has sponsored the 
American Chemical Society. The organ- 
ization this year had Ed Odenkirchen as 
President, Peggy Mueller as Vice- 
President, and Peggy Goodwin as Trea- 
surer. The ACS had a total of 15 
members. The purpose of the .ACS is to 
further an interest in chemistry and the 
sciences in general. It does this through 
organized participation in projects chosen 
by the members. Members may also 
attend monthh meetings of local chapters. 



S.N.E.A. 



The S.N.E.A. is a professional 
organization focusing on issues and 
concerns in education. Membership is 
open to all education majors and 
interested students. 

Through the national organization, a 
wide selection of benefits, sen'ices. and 
programs is offered. These include 
discount books, free publications, and tort 
liability insurance. 

Informational meetings and social 
events help students become better 
acquainted and foster a professional 
awareness of the responsibilities and 
challenges of the teaching profession. 

Other goals and activities included 
the sponsoring of a charity project and a 
doughnut sale in February to help 
establish an aw ard for a teacher education 
major. 



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PPLA Keeps Up With All The Issues 



The Politics and Pre-Law Association 
provides the Oglethorpe campus with an 
avenue for expressing its political views 
and seeks to guide the pre-law student in 
his or her pursuit of the legal profession. 
Three major events highlighted the 
1980-81 school year for the PPLA. The 
first took place on October 23 and 24 in 
the form of a mock election, co-sponsored 
with Omicron Delta Kappa. Over 500 
respondents cast their votes for their 
choice in the 1980 Presidential and 
Senatorial races. Proving to be a unique 
cross section of the United States, 
Oglethorpians favored Carter with 51.6% 
of the vote. Reagan came in second with 
39.9%, followed with Anderson's 5.6%. 
Oglethorpe predicted the Georgia Sen- 
atorial race correctly though — Mattingly 
was favored by 70.9% while incumbent 
Senator Talmadge lagged behind with 
28.6% of the vote. 

The PPLA also sponsored a Presidential 
Debate on October 28. Representatives of 
the Democratic, Libertarian, Republican 
and Independent parties were present. The 
debate was followed by questions from the 
PPLA Panel consisting of Tim Tas- 
sopoulos, Mark Moskowitz, Lee Van 
Grack and faculty member Dr. David 
Thomas, an expert on the U.S. party 
system. The debate proved to be an 
informative event; those who attended 
heard the various platforms in each race 
and were able to confront the candidates' 
spokesmen on all the issues. 

The third major event took place during 
the spring semester when the PPLA 
co-sponsored a special multi-media pre- 
sentation on the music and politics of the 
1960's. The event was organized by 
Professor James Bohart and, judging by 
the turnout, was a complete success. 

One of PPLA's most successful projects was the 
Presidential Debate, featuring representatives of all 
the major presidential candidates. 




The Politics and Pre-Law Association: BACK ROW: 
Cindy Larbig, Jenny Francik, Tim Tassopoulos (vice 
president), Lee Van Grack, Mark Moskowitz, Rita 
Llop (secretary), Drew Findling ROW 2: Chris 



Sertich, Mark Lisicky, Michele Cubit, Marybeth 
Robertson (president) FRONT ROW: Kim Bunting 
(treasurer). Howard Barr. Bruce Johnson, Michelle 
Fryer, Debbie Morgan 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-33 




The Boar's Head/Duchess Club Circle of Omicron 
Delta Kappa: BACK ROW: Lew Gordon, Greg 
Stiles, Marcia Carter, John Thames. Manning 
Pattillo ROW 2: Tim Tassopoulos, Marybeth 
Robertson, Rick Kaiser, Sheila Marx, Terry Tribbet, 
George Waldner FRONT ROW: Robin Johns, 



Elaine Minor, Dave Mills, Drew Findling, Lisa 
Rangazas, Tricia Smith NOT PICTURED: Kath- 
leen Ahearn, Malcolm Amerson, J. Brien Key, 
Martha Vardeman, Roy Goslin, Charles Sullivan, 
Charlton Jones, John Stevens, William Strozier 




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ODK: Honor 
and Prestige 

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National 
Leadership Honor Society, recognizes 
outstanding achievement both inside and 
out of the college classroom. The Boar's 
Head/ Duchess Club Circle of Omicron 
Delta Kappa is the most prestigious honor 
society on the Oglethorpe campus. 
Composed of only the most select 
individuals. ODK requires its members to 
be active leaders in a variety of 
organizations. 

The members of Omicron Delta 
Kappa for 1980-81 were "tapped" during 
regular class hours on November 21. A 
reception was held for the new members 
immediately after the tapping ceremony. 
These students were then inducted into 
ODK at the Boar"s Head Ceremony on 
December 5. This traditional Yuletide 
program is the highlight of the Oglethorpe 
holiday season. 

As well as recognizing outstanding 
leadership, Omicron Delta Kappa fulfills 
important service functions. In September 
ODK sponsored an extremely successful 
Mock Presidential Election along with 
co-sponsors Phi Alpha Theta and the 
Politics and Pre-Law .-Xssociation. In 
addition, the members sold Christmas 
cards to raise funds for UNICEF. 
decorated Hearst Hall and Lupton for 
Christmas, co-hosted speaker Diane Hine 
on February 13, co-hosted a spring 
province conference for ODK circles from 
North Georgia and South Carolina on 
April 3 and 4, sponsored the faculty- 
student Softball game in the spring, and 
attended a luncheon at Emory which 
included all .Atlanta circles with Hamilton 
Jordan as guest speaker. These activities 
were an important part of the Omicron 
Delta Kappa program to recognize the 
leaders of today, as well as to develop the 
leaders of tomorrow. 



The Boar's Head Ceremony highlights the Christmas 
season. Above Left: Dr. John Cramer reads an 
entertaining Christmas story at the ceremony. .Above 
Right: ODK initiates sign a book of membership as 
they are inducted into the Circle. Left: Initiates 
taking an oath of membership. 



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Honoraries: Oglethorpe's Finest 



The Alpha Nu chapter of Sigma 
Zeta, the science honorary society, was 
established in 1971, thus making this year 
the tenth anniversary of the club's 
founding. Sigma Zeta's membership is 
limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors 
majoring in the sciences or mathematics 
and having at least a 3.3 average in their 
major courses and a 3.0 overall average. 
Members annually sponsor speakers on 
campus and participate in various ongoing 
projects to encourage excellence in the 
study of the sciences. An initiation 
ceremony was held on November 10; the 
speaker for the occasion was Dr. J. Harvey 
Young, who presented an illustrated talk 
on "American Medical Quackery." 
Tapped for membership this year were 
Andy Bieger, Roger Brooksbank, Mark 
Coles, Tom Crawford, Tony Jennings, 
Rob Joseph, Dennis McPeak, John 
Marshall, Mike Quick, Karen Anne Sams, 
Brian Sass, Morris Taiwo, and Dan 
Walden. They joined current members 
Debbie Bradley, Jon Fagerstrom, Pat 
Goodwin, Rachel Lerman, Tracy Mar- 
shall, Sheryl McCarthy, Dave Mills, 
Peggy Mueller and Ed Odenkirchen. 

Phi Alpha Theta, the International 
History Honor Society, recognizes out- 
standing scholastic achievement in the 
study of history. Initiation into this society 
is the highest honor that may be bestowed 
upon a student of history. The Oglethorpe 
University Sigma-Sigma chapter of Phi 
Alpha Theta plays an important role in 
this recognition of scholastic excellence. 

The fall activities of the group 
included the induction of new members 
followed by a reception held in their honor 
in late October. On November 6, the 
Society sponsored a reception for out- 
standing freshman and sophomore history 
and political science students. Phi Alpha 
Theta also sponsored a presidential 
symposium: in October, following the 
PPLA presio. i! debate. In the sympo- 
sium, faculty mi. :ts and students were 
able to voice their cws on the debate. 

Spring also proved u be a busy time 
for the Sigma-Sigma chapter. On Fe- 
bruary 19, they co-sponsored with the 
PPLA a multi-media presentation on the 
1960"s which was organized by Professor 




Sigma Zeta: BACK ROW: Tony Jennings, Brian 
Sass, Roger Brooksbank, Rob Joseph, Mark Coles, 
Mike Quick ROW 2: John Marshall, Andy Bieger, 
Jon Fagerstrom, Ed Odenkirchen. Dave Mills, Tom 
Crawford, Dennis McPeak FRONT ROW: Anne 



Sams, Dr. Monte Wolf, Debbie Bradley, Dr. Dan 
Schadler, Patricia Goodwin NOT PICTURED: 
Rachel Lerman, Peggy Mueller, Tracy Marshall, 
Sheryl McCarthy 




Phi Alpha Theta: FRONT ROW: Donna Tucker, 
Jacqueline Mate, Lidewey Slegt, Harriet Edblad, 
Kim Bunting BACK ROW: Chris Sertich (vice- 



Bohart. The following week, on February 
26, they co-sponsored speaker Dr. Diane 
Hine who spoke on the topic of "Blacks 
in the Professions," which was followed by 
a luncheon. The Oglethorpe chapter also 
attended the Phi Alpha Theta Province 
Conference on April 3 and 4 at Fort 



president), Mark Moskowitz, Liz Graydon, Tim 
Tassopoulos (president). Matt Schuster, Jack Dowd, 
Mark Lisicky, Karen Jenkins (secretary) 



Valley State University. 

All of these activities fulfill the 
purposes of Phi Alpha Theta: to recognize 
high achievement in the study of history 
and to promote this study throughout the 
entire Oglethorpe community. 



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Alpha Psi Omega: BACK ROW: Jack Dowd, Mike 
Burke ROW 2: Brenda Peed, Mia Wadopian, Andy 
Bieger ROW 3: Donna Passaro, Sheila Marx 
(secretary), John Wilson, Bob Kane, Terry Tribbet 



FRONT ROW: Dr. Victoria Weiss, Chuck Nicholas 
(president) NOT PICTURED: Cathy Brown. Jim 
McCoy, Lidewey Slegt 




Beta Omicron Sigma: Dr. Charlton H. Jones 
(advisor), Elaine Minor (president), Tricia Smith 



(vice-president), Mike Brant (secretary-treasurer) 




Over the past few years the Ogleth- 
orpe Players has grown and grown. 

Each year, the students who volunteer 
their lime and skills to the Players' work 
have something very special to aim for: 
Alpha Psi Omega - a National Honorary 
Dramatic Fraternity. The Chi Kappa cast 
of Alpha Psi Omega was formally 
chartered here on campus in 1977, and has 
become a group wherein status as a 
member is much sought after. 

Besides honoring students who are 
involved in all aspects of dramatic 
productions by granting them membership 
honors through induction. Alpha Psi also 
awards those students who have worked 
very hard on dramatics at Oglethorpe, but 
have not yet accumulated a record of 
service which is deemed acceptable for 
membership. .Alpha Psi Omega members 
are one of the many reasons why the 
Oglethorpe Players have become such a 
dynamic group in our campus community. 



Beta Omicron Sigma is the business 
honorary society here at O.U. The 
purposes of this financially minded 
organization are to reward scholarship 
among students of economics, accounting, 
and business administration and to foster 
integrity in the conduct of business 
activities. 

Since BOS is determined, in the word 
of its founder Dr. Charlton Jones, to 
"recognize and honor the students who do 
the best job." its membership is highly 
select. Only juniors and seniors with the 
highest GPA are invited to join, and such 
an invitation is generally considered the 
highest honor the Business and Economics 
Division can bestow. 

.Alpha Chi is Oglethorpe's primary- 
academic honor society. Membership in 
this prestigious group is open to juniors 
and seniors who have maintained a high 
academic average and have been recom- 
mended by the faculty. .An honor society 
as opposed to a recognition society. Alpha 
Chi predicates its membership on accom- 
plishment rather than on interest or 
participation. It is a general honor society, 
admitting students from all academic 
areas. Its purpose is to promote exemplary 
character and scholastic excellence. .Alpha 
Chi"s activities have included the award- 
ing of scholarships to desen'ing freshman 
students and participation in the meetings 
of the regional and national chapters of 
.Alpha Chi. 



Alpha Chi: BACK ROW: Dr. Monte Wolfe, Mike 
Brant, Doug Kissel ROW 2: Tim Tassopoulos, 



Catherine Clegg, Elaine Minor, Tricia Smith 
FRONT ROW: Greg Stiles, Lisa Rangazas 



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Robin Johns 



Jim Keiley 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 B-37 




Karen Malachi 



Who's Who Among 
American Colleges 
and Universities 



Not Pictured: Marybeth Robertson 



Tricia Smith 



Greg Stiles 



Tim Tassopoulos 



B-38 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Miss Yamacraw: A New Tradition 




Ann Montanaro - first runner-up 



Karen Malachi - first runner-up 



Leigh Norris - third runner-up 



The success of the First Annual Miss 
Yamacraw Contest is a sure sign that it 
will become a new tradition at Oglethorpe. 
The event, held as a fund-raiser for the 
yearbook, attracted eleven contestants 
from various organizations on campus. 
The girls were judged in an interview by 
a panel including Steve McCoy from 
WZGC Radio, Gwen Chambers of the 
Fashion Institute of Atlanta, and Libby 
Trest and Dean John Thames of Ogle- 
thorpe. The judges had such a difficult job 
that they created a third runner-up 
position in order to make a decision. The 
prizes for the contest were donated, 
making it a profitable venture. THE 
YAMACRAW would like to thank all the 
contestants and sponsoring organizations 
for making the Miss Yamacraw Contest 
an event worth continuing. 




The Miss Yamacraw court: BACK ROW: Tricia 
Smith (Alpha Phi Omega), Mollie Simmons 
(Chorale), Ann Montanaro (Oglethorpe Players), 
Karen Malachi (Black Student Caucus), Leigh 
Norris (Chi Omega), Diane Flatley (Chi Phi) 



FRONT ROW: Linda Triguero (Stormy Petrel), 
Michele Cubit (Cheerleaders), Sheila Marx 
(RUDD), Marcia Beck (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) NOT 
PICTURED: Sally Petree (Delta Zeta) 



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Commencement: A Beginning 



Spring, so they say, is a time of 
freshness and rebirth, growth and green- 
ery. It is the time, they say, when the 
fancies of young men (and since this is 
1981, young women, too) turn to thoughts 
of love. But at least one part of the 
population finds itself with a little more 
on its mind this time of year. They are 
the graduates, and theirs is the respon- 
sibility for the future - theirs and, in part, 
at least, ours. For them, spring is a time 
of sadness and farewells, pride and plans, 
worry over suddenly having to make their 
way in a sometimes crazy "real" world, 
and wonder over this same newfound 
responsibility. For most, it is the finishing 
note to at least sixteen years of constant 
schooling and the first note of a lifetime 
of constant . . . what? It's appropriate, 
then, that schools traditionally hold 
graduations during a part of the year 
usually associated with new life. 

Oglethorpe is no different, at least in 



this respect. 1981 commencement cer- 
emonies were held on Sunday morning. 
May 17. About 100 seniors marched into 
the redecorated athletic building to walk 
across the basketball court and pick up 
their diplomas. However, as in any good 
academic occasion like this, there was 
more to it than that. At least some pomp 
and circumstance (but not the musical 
kind - someone must have figured that we 
had heard enough of that in high school) 
was an absolute necessity. Graduates and 
faculty alike were dressed in full regalia 
with caps and gowns, and there was the 
usual talk of moving on beyond the 
sheltered environment of a small college 
and, well, commencing full adult life. In 
addition, a contingent of the Atlanta 
Symphony Orchestra was on hand to play 
a few non-scholastic favorites like 
"Nadia's Theme" and "Some Enchanted 
Evening." assisted by the talents of Mr. 

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Above; Members of the Atlanta 
Symphony Orchestra provided the 
music for graduation. Right; Dr. Wolf 
and Dr. Moffie are the distinguished 
leaders of the procession. 




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Intercollegiate 
Intramural 



1981 



THE YAMACRAW 



Section C 



Stormy Petrels Shoot For The Title 



Under the leadership of 
Coach Jack Berkshire, the 
Stormy Petrels qualified for 
the District Playoffs for the 
third time, but unfortunately, 
the Petrels were eliminated in 
that game by Southern Tech. 
Despite an overall season 
record of 11 wins and 14 
losses, the team's dedicated 
spirit made possible such 
achievements as qualifying 
for the District Playoffs and 
also making runner-up in the 
O.U. Invitational Tour- 
nament. 

Outstanding sophomore 
player Brian Sass holds 
several season records this 
year. They include the field 
goal percentage record 
(0.594), most points scored in 
one game (32 points in the 
Shorter game), most field 
goals in one game (15 out of 
18 attempts in the Shorter 
game), and most free throws 
in one game (14 out of 18 
attempts in the Convenant 
game). 

Other single game high 
marks for the season were 
held by junior Steve Hol- 
loman and freshmen Jay 
Vanderhorst. Holloman held 
the season record for most 
rebounds in one game (13 in 
the Southwestern game). 
Vanderhorst made the most 
assists (8 in the Convenant 
game.). 

The top three scorers for 
the season were Brian Sass 
with 353 points, sophomore 
Roger Brooksbank with 312 
points, and junior Bruce 
Hoke with 236 points. 




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Coaches' Corner 




Jack Berkshire 

Oglethorpe's entire athletic 
program is under the leader- 
ship of Jack Berkshire, Athle- 
tic Director and Head Bas- 
ketball Coach. Coach Berk- 
shire has an impressive record 
as both a basketball coach 
and player. In college at 
Mississippi State, Berkshire 
was captain of two conference 
champion teams. As a coach 
he has seen many teams to 
the playoffs. Since he arrived 
at Oglethorpe, the Stormy 
Petrel's basketball record 
has improved dramatically, 
bringing O.U. in 1979 its first 
winning season in nine years. 
In 1980, he led the Petrels to 
the G.I.A.C. championship, 
and was named "Coach of the 
Year" of both the G.I.A.C. 
and the N.A.I, A. District 25. 
When he is not at the 
basketball courts, he enjoys 
tennis and golf. 



Top Left: Coach Jack Berkshire calls 
the shots from the sidelines. Top 
Right: Both teams wait to see if John 
Shelnutt scores on his free throw 
attempt. Bottom Far Left Richard 
Johnson tries to out-j rip his 
opponent and secure the L. 1 for 
O.U. Bottom Left: Coach Berki 
and the team discuss their strateg. 
during a time out. Bottom Right: 
With defenders all around, Steve 
Holloman attempts a lay-up. Bottom 
Far Right: Setting up the offense. 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 C-3 




The 19S0-1981 Stormy Petrel Basketball Squad: 
BACK ROW: Coach John Wilson, Roger Brooks- 
bank, Brian Sass, John Shelnutt, Richard Johnson, 



Steve Holloman, Chris Sertich, Mike Buckelew, 
Coach Tommy Darrah FRONT ROW: Coach Jack 
Berkshire, Rodney Wyatl, Keith Allen, Bruce Hoke, 



Jay Vanderhorst, Dave Mills, John Nfarshall. Tony 
Jennings, Manager Mike Emery NOT PICTURED: 
Manager Mark Andrews 




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Coaches' Corner 




John Wilson 

John Wilson is the Assis- 
tant Basketball Coach and 
Men's Tennis Coach. His 
background lies with basket- 
ball, which he played for 
Mississippi State as an under- 
graduate. During his career, 
he has served as Head Coach 
at Campbell of Smyrna High 
School, receiving in 1978 the 
Cobb County "Coach of the 
Year" Award. Wilson's hob- 
bies include hunting, fishing, 
and white water rafting. 



Oglethorpe Opponent 

97 Covenant 83 

97 Flagler 

52 West Georgia 

63 Berry 

61 Sam ford 
82 Greensboro 
65 N.C. Wesleyan 
80 Georgia College 
80 Ga. Southwestern 

62 Covenant 

70 Flagler 
39 South Florida 
37 LaGrange 
62 Southern Tech 
54 Piedmont 

73 Shorter 
45 North Georgia 
48 Ga. Southwestern 
75 LaGrange 

71 Southern Tech 
79 Piedmont 

74 Shorter 
82 Georgia College 
70 North Georgia 

64 Southern Tech 






Top: Rodney "Pee Wee" Wyatt flies 
through the air to score another goal. 
Middle Left: Tension mounts as 
cheerleader looks on in desperation. 
Middle Right: Roger Brooksbank 
out-jumps defense for another 2. 
Bottom: Petrels plan offensive stra- 
tegy. 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 C-5 



Cheerleaders Promote Petrel Pride 












The 1981 Stormy Petrel Cheer- 
leaders: ABO\"E: Leigh Norris 
(co-captain). Sheila Marx (.co- 
captain) ROW 2: Anne Atkinson. 
Sandra Lynch. Kathy Zenuch. Beck\ 
Raines ROW 3: Mic'hele Cubit. Nell 
Somers. Wendy Werne 

Photos courtesv Kristv Stevens 



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Soccer Team Gets A Kick Out Of Winning 



The 1980 Stormy Petrel Soccer 
Squad put together a great season despite 
what could have been hampering obsta- 
cles. First and foremost, the transition 
involved working under a new coach can 
cause problems in terms of strategy, style 
and key plays. Sometimes it takes players 
a long time to adjust, but under the 
leadership of Coach Melvin "Bucky" 
Reynolds, this year's team adjusted 
quickly and easily. 

The small number of varsity par- 
ticipants could also have been a problem, 
but somehow the team overcame these and 
other obstackles. Team play, determina- 
tion and a lot of skill went into the 
enviable record the squad achieved by the 




end of the season. The Petrels also took 
2nd place in the 25th N.A.I.A. District 
Playoffs, although some said it wouldn't 
happen for the second year in a row. 

The team's 7-5-1 record speaks for 
itself, and the awards received by 
individual players say even more. Vahid 
Salehi (Forward) and Irani de Araujo 
(sweeperback) were named first team 
All-District, with Allan Repetto (goal- 
tender) making the second team All- 
District and Farhad Modaressi and 
Gonzalo Fernandez receiving District 
Honorable Mentions. Vahid Salehi placed 
4th in the nation for N.A.I.A. scoring 
leaders. 






Top: Gonzalo Fernandez demonstrates an important 
soccer skill: the thigh trap. Middle Left: Goaltender 
Russ Fuller makes another great save. Far Left: A 
soccer high kick. Left: AM Sanai heads the ball in 
mid-flight. Right: Scoring champion Vahid Salehi 
heads the ball to a waiting Tom Smith. Far Right: 
A goaltender demonstrates the advantage of using 
the hands. 




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The 1980 Stormy Petrel Soccer Team: BACK ROW: 
Allan Reppetto, Russ Fuller, Omid Kanani, Gonzalo 
Fernandez, Dave Gerhardt, Bob Kane, Irani de 



Araujo, All Sanai. Coach "Bucky" Reynolds Al-Assaf. \fike Voeltz. Farhad Modaressi. Arman 

FRONT ROW: Tom Smith, John Wilson, Assaf Davoudian, Vahid Salehi. 




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Soccer 



Oglethorpe 



Opponent 



2 


Univ. of the South 


4 


7 


B'ham Southern 


1 


2 


Univ. of Alabama 


4 


6 


B'ham Southern 


2 


2 


Mercer Atlanta 


1 


1 


Univ. of Alabama 


1 


3 


West Georgia 


2 


1 


Mercer Atlanta 


4 





Univ. of the South 


3 


2 


North Georgia 





7 


Mercer Macon 





2 


Georgia College 


1 


1 


Berry 


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Top Left. Top Right, Middle Right, 
and Above: Vahid Salehi shows off 
some of the skill that made him so 
valuable to the Petrels this year, both 
on offense and defense. Middle Left: 
John Wilson prepares to volley the 
ball back upficld. Bottom Left: 



Farhad Modaressi makes a powerful 
kick past Dave Gerhardt. Right: 
Arman Davoudian joins his team- 
mates after another victory. Far Left: 
Team spirit helped lead the Petrels to 
a winning season. 



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Coaches' Corner 




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Melvin Reynolds 

Coach Melvin "Bucky" 
Reynolds came to O.U. from 
Tennessee Wesleyan. where 
he successfully coached 
soccer for eight years. He 
holds a masters degree in 
psychology, and was a college 
professor in that subject for 
many years, also. Today, he 
divides his time carefully, 
working mornings in the 
admissions office (Bucky has 
helped the new computerized 
system become the admission 
staffs best friend), and 
afternoons coaching the varsi- 
t} soccer and track teams. 
Bucky has also demonstrated 
his athletic abilities in the 
fieldhouse. at basketball and 
especially at badminton, and 
on the Softball diamond. 





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Volleyball Spikes Up Their Best 



The 1981 Stormy Petrel 
women's volleyball team never 
experienced the thrill of vic- 
tory, but they did not give up, 
and continued to carry our 
school name with pride, show- 
ing the true spirit of sports- 



manship. Despite the hard- 
ships this year's team faced, 
they are hoping for a better 
season next year as many of 
the members return with more 
experience. 




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Coaches' Corner 




Mary Ann Ingram 

Mary Ann Ingram served 
this year as Women's Volley- 
ball and Tennis Coach, and 
as Women's Intramural Dir- 
ector. She holds a Master of 
Education degree, and re- 
ceived a teaching graduate 
assistantship from Georgia 
Southern. Mary Ann trained 
with Bob Westbrook in the 
Atlanta National Volleyball 
Association, and now plays 
and coaches on the Atlanta 
Volleyball Club's senior level. 
Division A team. In her spare 
time, she also likes to jog and 
play raquetball. 



Petrels Serve Up Victory 



Oglethorpe 



Opponent 



Lost 
Lost 

Lost 

Lost 

Lost 

Won 

Lost 

Won 

Lost 

Lost 

Won 

Won 

Won 

Won 



Huntington 
Georgia Tech 
Stetson 
Flagler 
Georgia S.W. 
Lagrange 
West Ga. 
Wesleyan 
Mercer Univ. 
Agnes Scott 
Berry 
Tift 
LaGrange 
Georgia S.W. 



Won 

Won 

Won 

Won 

Won 

Lost 

Won 

Lost 

Won 

Won 

Lost 

Lost 

Lost 

Lost 



The O.U. Women's Tennis 
Team got off to a slow start this 
year, but since the beginning of 
April, they won most of their 
matches. The achievements of 
the tennis team are due to the 
dedicated efforts of players 
Kelly Marshall (9 wins), Prin- 
cell Dunbar and Lisa Rangazas 
(with 8 wins each), and Mi- 
chelle Fryer (7 wins). Kelly 
Marshall made it to the semi- 
finals. 



Top Right: Michele Fryer. Bottom 
Right: Princell Dunbar. Above: Kelly 
Marshall. Not Pictured: Ofelia Owen, 
Lisa Rangazas, Tricia Smith, Debbie 
Wolfe. Extra photos courtesy 
STORMY PETREL 







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The 1981 Stormy Petrel Men's Tennis 
Team: Coach John Wilson, Gilbert 
Price, Matt Schuster, Philip Law. 
Howard Barr, Alan Head, Russell 



Sinacore NOT PICTURED: John 
Marshall, Bruce Hoke, Doug Strick- 
land. 





Under the leadership of 
Coach John Wilson, the 
men's tennis team was 1 1-3 in 
the conference this year, 
placing them second. This 
noteworthy achievement is 
due to such players as senior 
Alan Head and junior Matt 
Schuster who make up the 
Petrels' doubles team, which 
has gone undefeated in the 
conference. In singles, Matt 
takes first place, Alan is 



second, and sophomore Philip 
Law is 3rd. Scott Price, a 
sophomore, places 4th in 
singles and has played with 
the Petrels for 2 years. .Also 
on the team are sophomore 
Doug Strickland and soph- 
omore Howard Barr. and 
alternate players junior Bruce 
Hoke, sophomore John Mar- 
shall, and freshman Russell 
Sinacore. 




Oglethorpe 



Opponent 






Cent. Iowa Won 

St. Francis Won 

North Dekalb Lost 

Lynchburg Won 

Carson-Newman Won 

Shorter \\'on 

Elmhurst Won 

Berry Lost 

LaGrange Lost 

Emory Won 

Georgia S.W. Lost 

Southern Tech Lost 

Dekalb Cent. Won 

Georgia S.W. Lost 

Ga. College Lost 

North Ga. Lost 

Berry Lost 

Ga. College Lost 

Shorter Lost 

LaGranae Lost 



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Track and Cross Country 
Get The Run Around 



The track team this year 
had only 4 members under the 
capable leadership of Coach 
"Bucky" Reynolds. The Petrels 
this year were: senior Allan 
Reppetto, sophomore Brian 
Crenshaw, freshman Billy 
Bryant, and senior Bob Kane. 
According to Brian, "Allan is 
the backbone of the team. He 
has a father-type image - he 
holds the team together." 
Allan's repertoire of events is 



quite diverse and includes the 
shotput, the 100 yard dash, the 
longjump, and the 110 yard 
high hurdles which he placed 
2nd in the District Meet. Both 
Billy and Brian are the long 
distance runners: this includes 
the 1 and 3 mile races. On the 
other hand, senior Bob Kane 
specialized in the javelin throw 
which earned him 3rd place 
honors at the District Meet. 





The Stormy Petrel Track Team: Coach "Bucky" Reynolds, Bob Kane, Allan Reppetto and Frodo, Brian Crenshaw, Billy Bryant 



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The Stormy Petrel Cross Country Team: Billy Bryant, Brian Crenshaw, Ray Widdowson, Don Henry 



This year's Cross Gjuntry 
team was hampered by its 
small size, but nonetheless 
made some remarkable 
achievements. Tommy Dar- 
rah served as coach of the 4 
member team of Don Henry, 
Ray Widdowson, Billy 
Bryant and Brian Crenshaw. 
Because of the team's size, 
members ran as individuals 
rather than as a team (of- 
ficially, five people are 
required to make a leamj. 

Don Henry took the lead 
by placing first in the 
N.A.I, A. District 25/ 
G.l.A.C, meet and establish- 
ing himself as both District 
and Conference champion. 
Don also earned the distinc- 
tion of breaking the course 
record at this meet. Billy 
Bryant and Ray Widdowson 
also participated, placing 3rd 
and 9th respectively, and 
helping make a strong show- 
ing for Oglethorpe. This very 
dedicated team looks forward 
to a promising 1981 season 
under coach-to-be Marshall 
Nason. 




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Intramurals Are Good Sports 



The men's and the 
women's intramural pro- 
grams were very successful 
this year, as evidenced by the 
increased and widespread 
student participation. 

Women's intramural sports 
included tennis, soccer and 
volleyball in the fall, badmin- 
ton and basketball in the 
winter and softball in the 
spring. The men's sports were 
flag football and volleyball in 
the fall, basketball in the 
winter, tennis and badminton 
tournaments and softball in 
the spring. 

The Intramural Councils 
allowed students to have 
input into the program by 
acting as intermediates 
between the student athletes 
and Intramural Directors, 
Mary Ann Ingram and 
Tommy Darrah. The councils 
this year consisted of Shel- 
aine Lockhart (Chats, Sheryl 



Men's Volleyball 

1st - Kappa Alpha I 
2nd - Kappa Alpha 2 




McCarthy (Chi-O), Tracy 
Marshall (DZ), and Elaine 
Minor (Independents) for the 
women; John Bryan (Chi Phi), 
Tex Andrews (KA), Bob Kane 
(RUDD), and Stuart White 
(SAE) for the men. 



Men's Intramural 
Flag football 

1st - Kappa Alpha 

2nd - Chi Phi 

3rd - Faculty 

4th - Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

5th - RUDD 




"Spike" Spikes it! 




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Women's Intramural 
Soccer 

1st - Chi Omega 

2nd - Independents 

3rd - Delta Zeta 



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Good Sports 



Coaches' Corner 




Men's Intramural Basketball 

1st - Devil Dogs 

2nd - Kappa Alpha 1 

3rd - Committee 

4th - Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

5th - Chi Phi 

6th - RUDD 

7th - Kappa Alpha 2 



Tommy Darrah 

Tommy Darrah was Og- 
lethorpe's Graduate Assistant 
Coach for basketball and also 
served as Cross Country 
Coach and Men's Intramural 
Director this year. He attend- 
ed Gainesville and LaGrange 
Colleges on basketball 
scholarships, played tennis 
for two years, and received 
All-District N.A.I. A. and 
G.A.I.C. honors before com- 
ing to O.U. His future plans 
are to teach and coach in the 
secondary schools. Tom en- 
joys all athletics and horse 
back riding, and is a member 
of the Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes. 



Women's Intramural Volleyball 



1st - Delta Zeta 

2nd - Independents 

3rd - Chats 



Women's Intramural Basketball 



1st - Independents 

2nd - Chats 

3rd - Delta Zeta 



Women's Intramural Badminton 



1st - Independents 
2nd - Delta Zeta 




Personalities 



Administration 
Faculty 



1981 



THE YAMACRAW 



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Soft-Speaking Leadership. 
Some men have to go through 
life learning to adapt, while 
others seem to find the 
perfect spot for themselves 



and settle right down into it. 
University President Man- 
ning M. Pattillo, Jr. is one of 
the latter. Though he has 
travelled all over the country 



and the world and has known 
about every kind of college 
there is to know, he remains 
in tune with Atlanta's only 
gothic university. One of the 




things he finds most attrac- 
tive about Oglethorpe is its 
deliberate resemblance to 
Oxford's Corpus Christi Col- 
lege — "We're very much a 
part of the British tradition of 
personalized education and 
small classes." It is obvious 
that Pattillo's belief in abroad 
and liberal education plays a 
big part in his life, and that 
he is exactly where he wants 
to be: at the top, putting his 
ideas into practice. His road 
to Lupton"s upstairs was a 
long but rewarding one. His 
other occupations have 
ranged from teaching educa- 
tion at New York University 
to directing a large grant- 
making organization in St. 
Louis. Along the way. this 
deceptively soft-spoken 

educator has picked up five 
honorary degrees. Today, Dr. 
Pattillo, in addition to his role 
on campus, has many 
community responsibilities, 
such as sening as President 
of the Special Olympics and 
holding memberships with 
the Association of Private 
Colleges and Universitites of 
Georgia. the English- 
Speaking Union and the 
.■\tlanta Rotary Club, just to 
name a very few. In his 
scarce leisure hours, he likes 
to read, take walks and 
travel. However, his wife, 
Martha, three grown children 
and a trio of grandchildren 
remain big concerns in this 
quiet man's big life. 



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Deans 



All The President's Men 



Working the Ropes. Ever 
wondered how good old eter- 
nal O.U. keeps in the black- 
and-marble in a world of 
budget slices, double-digit 
inflation, and stratospheric 
taxes? The next time you do, 
spare a thought for John 
Knott III, unsung hero and 
guardian of the college's 
gothic greenbacks. It's his job 
as Dean of Administration to 
make sure the school's struc- 
ture is sound and its financial 
machinery running smoothly 
while others take care of the 
academics. Outside the of- 
fice, he loves to fish, camp, 
and putter around the house 
as an undercover handyman. 
Woodworking, landscaping, 
and spending time with his 
children are important parts 
of his life. Overall, though, 
Dean Knott has been with the 
school for ten years and will 
probably be an integral part 
of Oglethorpe's future. Who 
would ever have expected all 
this of a philosophy teacher 
— even Epicurus would be 
shocked. 



And If Four Years Aren't 
Enough For You . . . After a 
long and full career, it's nice to 
have something left to look 
forward to. Just ask Dr. Carl 
Hodges. As Dean of Continuing 
Education, he is in that position 
right now. "We live in an age 
where adult education is a 
growing enterprise," he claims, 
and as a result, the department 
he ably administers for Ogle- 
thorpe has been growing yearly 
as well. Hodges was no novice 
when he arrived four years ago. 
He has been a school principal, 
a Superintendent of Schools, 
and the Executive Director of 
The Georgia Association of 
Educators. He likes to spend his 
free time reading fiction or 
biographies, golfing and fishing. 
He and his family have 
travelled all over the world, 
from the Carribbean to Siberia, 
and he can proudly boast that 
his daughter Janet followed him 
into the business; she is a 
reading teacher. Speaking of 
teachers, how does Dean 
Hodges find his colleagues at 
Oglethorpe? "It is my exper- 
ience that the level of instruc- 
tion is far above average." It 
almost makes you want to come 
back for more. But then he's 
counting on that. 



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John B. Knott, III, Dean of Administration 




Carl V. Hodges, Dean of Continuing Education 



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G. Malcolm Amerson, Dean of the Colleges 



John A. Thames, Dean of Students 




Elgin F. MacConnell, Dean of Services 



Big Mac to Go. "While I 
have had numerous jobs 
around Oglethorpe, I enjoy 
most my present job as Dean 
of Services," says Elgin 
"Dean Mac" MacConnell 
explaining, "I still have 
contact with the students. I 
feel that I make a difference 



and a contribution. I never 
find the job dull . . .frustrat- 
ing sometimes . . . dull, 
never!" To relieve the occa- 
sional tensions brought on by 
these stone walls. Dean Mac- 
Connell enjoys retreating to 
"a cabin in the North Geor- 
gia Mountains, or any place 



around Helen, Georgia, or the 
Nachachoochee Valley." Ge- 
sundheit. Dean Mac! 



Who Is Leading the Lambs? 
While pursuing his major in 
Entomology and minors in 
Zoology and Physiology. Dean 
of the College G. Malcolm 
Amerson found himself re- 
searching, of all things, German 
cockroaches — and becoming 
attached to the little pests. "I 
developed a fondness for these 
animals and lost a sizeable bet 
to my Biology class when I 
predicted that the American 
Astronauts would be greeted b\ 
a big cockroach when they 
landed on the moon several 
years ago." Anyway, back on 
Terra Firma Dean .\merson 
confides, "My greatest rewards 
have been the successful stories 
of Oglethorpe graduates." 
Showing that there is indeed 
humor in high places. Dean 
Amerson quipps: "If the Pres- 
ident of a college is the 
shepherd of the flock, then the 
Dean surely is the crook of the 
staff." 



A Man For All Reasons. 
You don"t have to have 
swimming pools or bell 
towers to have a university. 
but you do have to have 
people. That is where Dean 
of Students John A. 
Thames comes in. It's his 
job to look after everyone 
who makes the grades at 
Oglethorpe, making sure 
they stay basically happy, 
satisfied, and in one piece 
- and at O.U. Thames is an 
early riser, often getting up 
before dawn to prepare 
speeches for the Sandy 
Springs Toastmaster Club 
of which he is a member. 
He has extended an open 
invitation to any member of 
the Oglethorpe community 
w ho would like to join him 
for its 7:00 a.m. meetings 
every Thursday morning. 
So far. only two students 
have had the courage or the 
energy. He is also a 
member oi the Citizens" 
.Advisor) Council of the 
North Dekalb Mental 
Health Center. 



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You Can't Beat The Organization 



For Whom the Bells 
Toll. Having manned Ogle- 
thorpe's main switchboard for 
a mere two semesters already, 
receptionist Gloria Moore 
moans, "I've developed a 
great compassion and under- 
standing for Lily Tomlin's 
Ernestine." While she insists 
"I really like my job," Ms. 
Moore might find a kindred 
Tomlinesque character — 
The Incredible Shrinking 
Woman. "Sitting behind the 
plexiglass in my little cubby- 
hole really separates me from 
the rest of the campus," she 
regrets. "It's almost like I've 
become invisible." 



Signed, Sealed, Delayed. 
"Being a mailroom supervisor 
gives me a chance to come in 
contact daily with most of the 
faculty and staff, and this is 
fun," declares O.U.'s holder 
of this position, Mrs. Betty 
Nissley. Apparently, she and 
her crew enjoy themselves in 
the bottom of Lupton Hail, 
where the P.O. is located. She 
says, "My boss is Jim Nes- 
bitt, and I think he is very 
special. I also supervise 
several work study students, 
and they are fun to work 
with." At least someone 
appreciates the postal service. 




Gloria Moore, University Receptionist 




Charlotte Morrow, Secretary to the Dean of the College 

Saturday Night Formals 
"I really, really love my job", 
stresses Charlotte Morrow. But 
even the most loyal nine-to-fiver 
must cut loose and trip the light 
fantastic every now and again. 
"I like to dance," confesses 
Charlotte, "especially ballroom 
dances. I took lessons." Fore- 
warned is forearmed. Ginger 
Rogers. 



Bettye Scott, Secretary to the Dean of Administration (1980) 



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Mary Lou Newby, Secretary to the President 




Linda W. Bucki, Director of Personnel 




But Too Young For Social 
Security?"\ really have no time 
for any hobbies and interests," 
explains Mary Lou Newby, 
Secretary to Dr. Pattillo, "other 
than my children." Well, after 
all, young ones to require lots 
of Mommy's attention. How old 
are the little dickens, anyway? 
"Actually," coos Mary Lou, 
"they're old - too old for you to 
ask about." 



Goodbye Ayatollah. 
Grace Chambless, Secretary 
to Dean Knott, once led a 
"Mata-Hari"-ish exi.slence 
performing top-secret tasks 
for the State Department, but 
much prefers life at Lupton 
now. Says Grace, "We had to 
move to a different country 
every two years. And they 
weren't always friendly - once 
we were stationed in Iran. I 
would never go back to that 
job." Breathe easy. 007. 




Grace Chambless, Secretary to the Dean of Administration (1981) 



The Leader of the Pack. If 
you are strolling through Lup- 
ton and you happen to see a 
flashy motorcyle helmet amidst 
the business-like surroundings 
of the adminstrative offices, you 
must be at the Personnel office 
of Linda Bucki. During the 
week, she sees to the employee 
fringe benefits and is responsi- 
ble for the general welfare of 
Oglethorpe staff members. But 
on her off hours she likes to 
leave the flatlands behind and 
join friends on motorcyle trips 
to hillier country. In fact, not 
only can you find Linda Bucki 
riding on any terrain, but also 
in all sorts of weather, even 
rain, sleet or snow. 



Prudy Hughes, Faculty Secretary 



Everybody's Girl Friday. 

The ne.xt time you gaze at a 
syllabus in shocked horror or 
stare blankly down at a 
midterm wishing you had 
pulled an all-nighter, think of 
Prudy Hughes. After all, she 
is at least partially involved. 
Prud\ 's job as Faculty Secre- 
tary includes typing up such 
items, as well as preparing 
study guides and articles. 
When she's not toiling away 
on the third tloor of Hearst. 
Ms. Hughes likes to sharpen 
her karate skills and give 
herself a workout playing 
football or softball. When not 
in a sporting mood, she's been 
know to relax with a good 
book. Her husband Ronnie is 
also involved in education, 
working religiously on his 
Master's degree in Pastoral 
Studies. 



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Registrars 



Writing It All Down 



Best Understatement 

Award. Hilda Nix, who has 
been with the University for 
twelve years, says, "Those 
years have been both exciting 
and memorable. There have 
been bad times," she remin- 
isces, no doubt thinking of 
Freshman Registration every 
year, "but I feel the good times 
will outlive the bad." Ah, 



optimism! Mrs. Nix retains her 
fondest memories in the up- 
bringing of her children. She 
has a married daughter with a 
son of her own. As for Mrs. 
Nix's son, he is one of those 
few good men — a Marine, 
that is. In her spare time, she 
enjoys "trying" to do oil 
painting. 




Hilda Nix, Associate Registrar 




Marjorie MacConnell, Registrar Emertius 



Special Lady. Marjorie 
MacConnell, now Registrar 
Emeritus, left O.U. last October 
after 30 successful and happy 
years. She says that now she 
lives "just like any other normal 
person." Her special interest 
these days is people, whom she 
enjoys more than anything else. 



Cle Hall, Associate Registrar 



Chipmunk Punk. Carrie 
Lee Hall, nicknamed Cle, is a 
cheerful and vivacious person 
who has somehow maintained 
her enthusiasm for "every- 
thing" despite more than ten 
years of struggling with Og- 
lethorpe student academic 
records (they fight back some- 
times!). Ms. Hall has found her 
special interest to be music, 
dancing and young people 



(who, she acknowledges, are 
really human, too, despite 
rumors to the contrary). Her 
hobby is life, and that isn't the 
cereal. "Each day that I am 
given is a memorable exper- 
ience," she says. With a hobby 
like that, maybe she can 
answer one of the mysteries of 
life: Which Registrar is 
"Chip" and which is "Dale"? 



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Business Office 




Betty Amerson, Controller 



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Kristy Stevens, Accounts Receivable Clerk 




Taking It All Up 



Say Cheese! Betty 
Amerson is the Controller at 
Oglethorpe, which means 
that she is the "Head Hon- 
cho" of the Business Office. 
Aside from the time she 
devotes to her work here, 
Mrs. Amerson likes to spend 
time gardening, decorating 
and paying attention to her 
large family, which includes 
two dogs and a cat along with 
lots of people. She won't 
mention it, but she is also a 
pretty impressive photo- 
grapher, even if she can't get 
her little grandson to hold 
still long enough to snap 
many pictures. 



No Rubber Checks. .Marie 
Williams probably looks at 
more unpaid bills than anyone 
would ever want to see, since 
she is in charge of paying the 
University's bills. However, 
that's her job, and she has 
outside interests to help her 
forget all those filthy paws 
reaching out for money. She 
enjoys gardening, cooking, 
needlepoint and hiking. .Maybe 
that's handy; if the new recipe 
flops, she can walk to .McDon- 
ald's. 




Marie Williams. Accounts Pavable and Pavroll Clerk 



John W. Ferry, Director of Data Processing 



My Partner Won 't Talk To 
Me. Jack Ferrey, Director of 
Data Processing, has to 
contend daily with the most 
unsympathetic, inhuman 
member of the O.U. admin- 
stration: the computer. The 
University adopted a new 
computer system during the 
1980-81 year, so Jack" was 
kept running. Away from this 
uncommunicative workmate. 
Jack and his famih raise and 
show horses. He also has 
interests in photography, 
farming, and kayaking. He is 
especially proud of his 
daughter, who is apparently 
quite a horsewoman. 



Eat My Dust. Kristy 
Stevens is not only in charge of 
student accounts, but she her- 
self is a student here seeking an 
Elementary Education degree. 
She is a Cheerleader Sponsor 
and a basketball scorekeeper. 
She is a busy person with many 
hobbies, such as photography, 
gardening, writing and sports. 
Kristy's special friend is her 
dog, Maaie O'Reillv. 



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Financial Aid 



Handing It All Out 




Robert Evans, 
Director of Financial Aid 



Bye Bye. Bob. Bob Evans 
departed Oglethorpe early in 
1981 to assume a position at 
Kansas State University. Just 
prior to his departure, he was 
given a special party by his 
colleagues which included a 
mild roasting and a special 
singing telegram of fractured 
Christmas carols. Oglethorpe 
was sorry to lose a friend and 
wishes him the best in 
Kansas. 

Howdy! Fred Carter ar- 
rived to succeed Bob Evans as 
Director of Financial Aid in 
the Spring Semester of 1981. 
His arrival was almost 
simultaneous with the 
inaugural of President 
Reagan, so a few questions 
arose as to the similarity 
between his name and 
Jimmy's - but Mr. Carter 
soon emerged as quite his 
own person and anything but 
an imposter. He is a native 
Atlantan who enjoys jogging, 
and he derives satisfaction 
from solid relationships. May 
he find many at Oglethorpe! 

/ Want to Be Alone. Pam 
Beaird's longtime experience 
with the Oglethorpe admin- 
istration has made her quite 
a Lupton celebrity. Given 



credit for helping to maintain 
stability in the Financial Aid 
department during the Director 
switch, Pam keeps very busy 
attending to business. Pam is a 
family person behind the 
scenes, happy with her husband 
and children. 

Rapunzel. Susan Dunn 
spends a great deal of her time 
listening to heavy breathing. 
This, however, is natural since 
the people who actually journey 
to the 3rd floor Financial Aid 
office usually have to rest 
before speaking. Mrs. Dunn 
enjoys jogging, which is proba- 
bly a very functional interest 
for her. In addition, she likes 
golf, tent camping and ballet. 
She says, "I especially enjoy the 
contact with students in the 
Financial Aid Office." In that 
lonely tower, contact with 
anyone must be a godsend. 

Last Name First? Associate 
Director of Admissions Jonath- 
an Jay has spent quite a bit of 
time trying to find his true 
calling. The crystal ball shows 
Jonathan in Canada "almost" 
playing hockey, then gracing 
Connecticut and Vermont, 
teaching English in a tiny town. 
Next, the crystal places him in 
New York . . . but he moves to 




Fred Carter, 
Director of Financial Aid 





Pamela Beaird, 

Assistant 

Director of Financial Aid 

Atlanta, afraid of growing 
roots. Finally, he finds satisfac- 
tion at O.U. Mr. Jay is a 
diverse man, enjoying the 
Braves, beer and ballet. He also 
likes an occasional cigar. (He 
warns copy writers as an 
afterthought that he sues for 
slander but can be bribed with 
a hamburger.) 

Alarm Clock Blues. Roxann 
Garber is a vivacious, busy lady 
who has a love affair going with 
the city of Atlanta. Now, that 
takes a pretty big heart! She 
enjoys working with students 



Susan Dunn, 
Secretary, Financial Aid 

even when she has to wake up 
at 5:00 a.m. to meet and talk 
to a high school student in 
Washington D.C. at 8:30 
a.m. An important aspect of 
her job is to see the students 
whom she helped to select 
graduate, especially her first 
group which graduated in 
May of 1981. 

Roast Elk. .4mo/7e? Randy 
"Which Holiday Inn is this?" 
Smith leads a rather interest- 
ing life. He is interested in 
national and international 
politics, classical and modern 



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Admissions 



Bringing Them All In 




James A. Nesbitt, Director of Admissions 



Jonathan Jay, Associate Director of Admissions 




Roxann Garber, 
Assistant Director of Admissions 

music, and college and 
professional sports. Some of 
his experiences are especially 
unusual. For example, he has 
backpacked through the 
Pacific Northwest (eating elk 
for the first time), represent- 
ed the U.S. in international 
swimming meets, and sur- 
vived the bicentennial in 
Washington D.C. He 
especially enjoys explaining 
to students the opportunities 
available to them in college 
and "what college is and 
isn't." 



Carol Gamble, 
Assistant Director of Admissions 



Randy Smith, 
Assistant Director of Admissions 





Helen Schofield, 
Admissions Office Manager 



Mary Ellen Perkins, 
Graduate Admissions Counselor 



Admissions on the Half- 
Shell. Director of .'Admissions 
James .'\. Nesbitt has a 
passion for oysters: for him. 
they're both "a hobby and an 
interest." He also dabbles in 
oil painting, bird-hunting, 
and checking up on the 
history and geneology of his 
ancestors, the Cherokees. 
Before joining the O.U. scene 
in 1977, Nesbitt visited much 
of the Carribbean in a yacht 
and has taken in such exotic 
locales as Mexico. The Lesser 
Antilles and Greenwich Vil- 
lage (the most unusual of 
them all). He also casually 
dropped in on Ted Kennedy 
for a weekend. However, now 
we have Jim back where he 
belongs, as one of the few- 
native Atlantans left on the 
staff. 

From Ph.D.'s to ABCs. 
Dr. Mary Ellen Perkins. 
.■\dmissions Counselor for 
Graduate Students finds "the 
students and staff members 
at Oglethorpe University are 
interesting people to work 
with." But when she's not 
working at Oglethorpe, she 
works with elementary and 
middle schools on accredita- 
tion by the Southern Associa- 
tion of Colleses and Schools." 



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Continuing Education 

There's More In Store 



Teaching New Tricks. Mar- 
lene Howard, Associate Dean 
of Continuing Education offers 
this job description: "I am 
primarily in charge of the 
adult non-credit program. 
Short, informal courses are 
offered three times a year — 
fall semester and spring. These 
courses include aerobic danc- 
ing, backpacking, photo- 
graphy, sailing and many 
Gthers." Marlene tactfully 



avoids discussing whether or 
not working with the trouble- 
some adults is particularly 
trying, but she does reveal 
where it is she gets her 
patience. "Much of my leisure 
time is spent preparing and 
teaching a Singles Adult Sun- 
day School class at Faith 
Memorial Assembly of God 
Church. I also do volunteer 
work for various Christian 
organizations." 




Marlene Howard, Associate Dean of Continuing Education 




Bill Gates, Assistant Dean of 

Serving Uncle Sam. Before 
becoming Oglethorpe's As- 
sistant Dean of Continuing 
Education in January, 1981, 
Bill Gates served a thirty- 
three year hitch in the 
military and civil service. 
While with the U.S. Civil 
Service Commission, Mr. 
Gates was an associate direc- 
tor of the General Man- 
agement Institute, which 
handled federal management 
training in eight states. Who 
knows? Maybe O.U. can one 
day boast of the ^.xme ef- 
ficiency in its operations as 
the Federal Bureaucracy does 
in its! Here's hoping Mr. 
Gates learned from Big 
Brother's multitude of red- 
taped sins. 



Continuing Education (1981) 

Cool. Pat Elsey never knows 
what to expect next in the 
Continuing Education office 
with all the lost people wander- 
ing through Hearst and the 
half-crazed Business Concepts 
students searching for Gary 
Roberts to contend with. How- 
ever, Mrs. Elsey always has a 
calm, cool disposition. Perhaps 
she developed some of her 
"cool" at home, as mother of 
three children. Maybe she uses 
her pastime, golf, to forget the 
jungle at O.U. In any case, 
anyone who peeks into the 
Continuing Education office 
can still see her there, calmly 
prepared for the next mad 
intruder. 



Pat Elsey, Secretary of Continuing Education 




Gary Roberts, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education (1980) 



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3 Alumni and Development 

E Keeping The Image Up 



John E. Mays, Director of Development 




O.U.'s Top 40 Nils: -In the 
Navy" and "I Write the Songs" 
John Mays, Director of 
Development, says his job 
chiefly entails public relations 
and money-raising for the 
University. College work is his 
third career; he previously 
served in the Navy and worked 
in a family-owned jewlery 
business. At home he devotes 
much of his time to sports, and 
has a special fondness for 
football and basketball. Direc- 
tor of Alumni Affairs. Bill 
Wolpin, doesn't find it neces- 
sary to write much music any 
more. Yet, he spent two years 
early in his career at an 
advertising agency doing so and 
he says he still composes music 
for himself. At Oglethorpe, he 



supervises the alumni pro- 
gram and is in charge of all 
publications of the Universi- 
ty. 

Service With a Smile. 
Charles Sullivan, former Dir- 
ector of .Admissions, is now in 
charge of annual giving. An 
outgoing person, he likes to 
be helpful. For example, he is 
a Special Olympics volunteer 
and participates in Rotary 
Club service projects. He is 
single and enjoys tennis, 
backgammon, and displaying 
unusual aerial photographs of 
the University to his office 
visitors. He is e.xcited by the 
prospects of his new position. 
especially the new opportuni- 
ties. 




William M. Wolpin, Director of Alumni Affairs & Public Information 



Charles Sullivan, Director of .Annual Giving 




Polly Perry, Secretary to the Director of Alumni Affairs 



Julie Rummel. Administrative Assistant for Development 



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Sharyl Vest, Secretary to the Dean of 
Students 



From Madison Avenue to Peachtree. 
How many of you ever thought of 
laid-back Counselor Lew Gordon as a 
high-powered Madison Avenue type? How 
about as a pioneering brain researcher? 
Believe it or not, both labels, and many 
others, fit this versatile person. Before 
dedicating his life to helping poor confused 
students, Gordon had spent most of it in 
the feverish world of advertising. At one 
time he was even a partner in his own 
agency. "I made a lot of money, and spent 
a lot. But money is just a fringe benefit, 
not the end all." He found himself in a 
counseling career after a near-fatal 
accident forced him to rethink priorities. 
With the support of several scientists, 
Gordon is now trying to determine which 
side of their brains students use - the 
business-like left side or the creative right. 
It may not sound like much, but no 
research has been done, so Lew may make 
history. Although Gordon may not have 
time for golf or hunting, at least the 
soon-to-be Ph.D. is getting help with his 
career counseling duties. His secretary, 
Sharyl Vest, takes an active part, 
maintaining the job bulletin board and 
trying to locate jobs for students. When 
she is not giving the workers of tomorrow 
a boost, Ms. Vest enjoys photography and 
cooking — and looking out for her own 
future worker, her daughter Amy. 



Lewis F. Gordon, Counseling and Career Development 




Fostine Womble, Women's Housing Director 



Life On The Front Lines. Though she 
no longer teaches math to military 
personnel in the Panama Canal Zone, 
Fostine Womble may sometimes long to 
see the old battle fatigues again. Mrs. 
Womble now serves as Director of 
Women's Housing. Mrs. Womble says her 



time is spent "in supervising the dorm 
council, choosing resident assistants, 
supervising dorm activities, and turning in 
reports galore." Hmmm, no mention of 
guarding against excessive mingling 
among the enlisted men and women? 



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Student Services 



We Do It All For You 




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Poetry and the Peace Corps. If you've 
ever been impressed with the efficient 
operation of the Student Center, you have 
one person to thank: the intrepid but 
modest Marshall Nason (yes, that's his 
first name - he doesn't carry a badge). 
Marshall must like people a lot. Not only 
does he listen to the gripes of pampered 
Americans, but he also serves as O.U.'s 
foreign student advisor and sponsor of the 
sizable International Club. Perhaps his 
work in the Peace Corps better prepared 
him for some aspects of life here. 

Many of those trying to see Marshall 
are first greeted by the smiling face of his 
secretary. Katherine .Amos. Katherine also 
works for the G.M. Marketing Services 
program here and is active in the youth 
program of her church. She also writes 
poetry - but only for her own enjoyment. 



James Walsh, Men's Housing Director 



Dorm Commander. If the men's 
dorms sometimes remind you of a war 
zone, you have a kindred spirit in James 
Walsh, their director. Mr. Walsh fiew 
combat missions in WWII against the 
Germans and Japanese - in fact, as the 
twelfth man in the U.S. to be drafted, he's 
spent a good chunk of his life in the 
service. After his first year at Oglethorpe, 
though, he sees his new position of 
authority more challenging than those in 



the Navy. His duties now include 
maintaining files on everyone in his 
charge, handling special matters like 
relocating Alumni residents (sort of like 
a wartime evacuation), and handling 
complaints. So, if your shower water 
freezes in mid-spurt, your fioor feels hot 
enough to fry an egg, or you just want to 
hear a good, funny airplane story, you 
know the man to see. Salute! 



D-14 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



All For You 



You Can 't Judge a Book by 
it's Cover. After making it 
through two full decades as 
part of the Oglethorpe 
community, Librarian 

Thomas Chandler under- 
standably has some strong 
views on the school's nicer 
points. "Oglethorpe's educa- 
tional philosophy and small 
size appeal to me — I believe 
in a system where one can 
obtain a liberal edcuation 
with the benefit of individual 
attention," he muses. Since 
coming here in 1961, he has 
seen the library he serves 
grow remarkably, and takes 
justifiable pride in its expand- 
ed facilities. He seems to be 
spiritually in tune with his job 
too, since his spare time is 
filled with quiet pursuits such 
as photography and the 
pleasures of music and films. 
Chandler has a special inter- 
est, though, in Japanese art 
("remarkable for its unpar- 
alleled beauty") — one could 
almost say he was oriented 
towards it. Quiet please — no 
groaning in the library. At 
least not while Mr. Chandler 
is calmly— and competently 
— in charge. 

Not Just Stuck in the 
Stacks. When you're a vor- 
acious bookworm, what's the 
closest approximation to 
heaven you can find right 
here in Atlanta? Besides a 
used paperback shop, it has to 
be a library - with loads and 
loads of books on all kinds of 
subjects, and every one of 
them free. Fran P. Flowers 
and Mary Lou Mulvihill 
would surely agree that it 
almost makes the graveyard 
shift worthwhile. The two 
women like nothing better, it 
seems, than settling down 
with a nice, long book. Mrs. 
Flowers, however, has a soft 
spot in her heart for sewing, 
tennis, and simply being with 
her family. And what about 



Miss Mulvihill? She's into 
gardening and cloisonne (a type 
of jewelry familiar to well- 
trained art-appreciation stu- 
dents). She must also enjoy her 
job, just as we've guessed - she's 
been at it now for 10 years. 



Non-fiction, Really. Perhaps 
dispelling forever the image of 
the librarian as a no- 
talking-please stuffed shirt. 
Reader Services Librarian 
George C. Stewart reminisces 
on his youth in New Orleans: "I 
always had a taste for the 
Gothic. I was an alligator 
hunter, played accordion in an 
all night Cajun dance band, and 
worked part-time with the New 
Orleans Harbor Patrol, drag- 
ging the river for dead bodies." 
Accustomed by now to life at 
Lowry, the former thrill seeker 
now finds himself "avoiding 
trends in popular culture as 
much as possible." 

Dewey Decimal Disco. Li- 
brary Assistant Ronnie Allan 
Few finds life away from the 
stacks exciting — even though 
he confesses to a passion for 
cross-word puzzles, mysteries, 
and cooking. "I love dancing 
and parties (especially those 
that really get down)," he 
claims. Presumably this has 
nothing to do with the rhythmic 
echoes insiders claim can be 
heard emanating from the 
library's haunted towers — 
although Ronnie doesn't reveal 
where he practices. 




The Library Staff: STANDING: Fran Flowers, Assistant Librarian - Cataloging; 
George Stewart, Assistant Librarian - Readers Services; Ronnie Few, Library 
Assistant; SEATED: Mary Lou Mulvihill, Library Assistant; Thomas W. 
Chandler, Jr., Librarian. 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 D-15 




William G. Erickson, M.D., University Physician 



Is There A Doctor In The 
House? Certainly, but when 
Dr. William Erickson is not 
available, Patsy Bradley is 
O.U.'s faithful modern 
Nightingale that has to be 
prepared to face any crisis, in 
war or peace. Still, how often 
do nurses find themselves 
watching over a whole univer- 
sity full of semi-suicidal 
intramural athletes and 
students who would rather 
study than eat? Part of 
Patsy's job is to concern her- 
self with the health of these 



people and everyone else on 
campus, but she tries to go 
further, encouraging them to 
keep up a lifestyle that will 
keep them going through the flu 
and all-nighters. Dispensing 
medical aid and wisdom from 
Oglethorpe's most secluded 
office makes for a drab exis- 
tence but she claims that it's 
still rewarding. Patsy sees to 
her own well-being by hitting 
the tennis courts and enjoys 
long, brisk walks. In her quieter 
moments, she even finds time to 
read. Nurse, heal thyself. 



Science Fiction and What- 
chamacallits Fight for First 
Place at O.U. There's more to 
running a college bookstore 
than working a cash register 
and dispensing Whatchamacal- 
lits (the chocolate candy kind 
and otherwise). Adrina Richard 
places importance on ordering 
books she feels will interest 
O.U. students — science fiction 
receives a lot of emphasis. But 
books aren't the only thing. She 
also tries to see that all kinds 
of items, essential and trivial, 
are on hand — everything from 
office supplies to refrigerators 
and stuffed animals. 

Wingo's Wacky on 
Computers. Man\- people are 
impressed by Assistant Book- 
store Manager Chuck Wingo's 
efficiency, but few would sus- 
pect he has a crush on com- 



puters. To be more specific, 
he's on close terms with a 
few at Georgia State right 
now. Chuck is working on 
his Masters Degree in 
Information Science with a 
view of one day using 
bright little machines in the 
fields he likes best — 
biology and evolution. 
"Right now I'm on a sort 
of Darwin kick." When 
he's not messing around 
with input and output, he 
enjoys a very Darwinian 
hobby — backpacking in 
the mountains and com- 
muning with nature. Then, 
of course, there's his job in 
the not-e.\actly-sprawling 
School Store, one he des- 
cribes as "waiting subser- 
viently on students." Kneel, 
slavel 



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All For You 





The Cafeteria Staff: BACK ROW: Joel Clay, John NOT PICTURED: Maria Cohen, Johnnie Smith, 
Nolton. Rosetta Childs, Humberto Pulido FRONT Miguel Barranca, Roger Resales 
ROW; LeRoy Brown, Dino Ramierz, Ricky Croes 



Rick Kaiser, Epicure Management Services 




Security 



Always On The Lookout 



The Sandwich Shop Staff: Donna 
Humberto Pulido, Terri Hardeman 



Monroe, 



Friendly Ghost. Harold Johnson is 

the one who arrives around evening and 

makes himself subtly visible in the brown 

vehicle that O.U. students know as "the 

security car." His subtlety, in fact, can be 

unnerving to unsuspecting passers-by, 

such as the times when he, clad in his dark 

security uniform, steps from the shadows 

where he has been casually keeping a 

watch on things, or the times when the 

seemingly unoccupied brown car starts up 

with a blaze of lights and drives away. 

Harold, however, does not possess a scary 

personality. The campus ghost is very 

friendly, and he says that he enjoys 

working with the Oglethorpe students. 

When not ensuring the security of the 

campus and its inhabitants, Harold enjoys 

car collecting; he likes to paint and repair 

old cars. He has a farm in Covington, Ga., 

where he raises dogs. He likes to walk 

through the woods with his canine pals. 

Among his favorite memories are trips to 

Hawaii and to Israel (the Holy Land). 




Harold Johnson, Security Guard 



Buildings and Grounds 

Behind The Scenes 



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The Buildings and Grounds Staff: Bud Payne, 
Lorenzo Bell, Luther Dixon, John Hood. Jessie 
Walters, Hoke Lewis, Charles Pendley, Shirley Veal, 



Robert Jennings, Columbus Chatman, Bill Breland, 
Virginia Choates, Eddie Anglin, Lillian Lawson, 



Donnie Taylor, Thelma Smith. Howard Parker. 
Christine Smith, Brenda Boyd 




Henry Eskew, Security Guard 
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Trapped. Although Henry Eskew 
says, "Everyone here is very nice - I enjoy 
my work," some may find that hard to 
believe. Mr. Eskew has so many hobbies 
and interests that keep him on the move, 
it's a wonder he doesn't go crazy sitting 
trapped for hours in the guard house or 
the security car. just waiting for 
something to happen. On his days off, he 
enjoys relaxing with camping or fishing if 
he's not busy dancing or travelling places. 
He is also a member of the American 
Legion. Perhaps his hours hanging around 
Oglethorpe are the only ones he gets to 
take it easy - let's hope Dean Mac doesn't 
find out. 




Bud Payne. Buildings and Grounds Super\isor 



D-18 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Humanities 



Teaching The Finer Things In Life 



Off We Go. Like many other teachers 
at O.U., energetic Professor of English Dr. 
Victoria Weiss is "on the go." This phrase 
had more than one connotation for "Doc" 
over the summer. She spent a large part 
of the '80-"81 school year making plans to 
take a group from Oglethorpe on a 22-day 
tour of Europe. A dedicated Medievalist, 
she aspired to show her companions all the 
things which interest her personally, as 



well as those which might help them in 
their subsequent classes. This trip was an 
exception to her usual routine, but 
planning for it did not keep her from 
fulfuUing her duties. The seemingly 
hyperkinetic Dr. Weiss invested a huge 
amount of time and effort in her primary 
extra-curricular project; she advises the 
O.U. Players. 




Linda Taylor, Associate Professor of English 



Literary Aspirations. Ever been in a 
class and wondered if the teacher has ever 
tried assignments like the ones she is giving 
you, or if she could really do a better job 
than you if she did try? Some professors 
don't have to worry about such questions, 
and the English Department's Dr. Linda 
Taylor is one of them. Not only does she 
teach creative writing; she also writes 
creatively herself. Dr. Taylor will soon have 
a scholarly collection of reviews published, 
and she hopes one day to see her poetry 
printed in book form. Meanwhile, she 
attends every poetry reading she can, and 
helps Oglethorpe's creative writers find a 
place for their best work in the Tower. 





Victoria Weiss, Assistant Professor of English 




Emily Thrush, Lecturer in English 



Triska Loftin Drake, Lecturer in Art 

She's Been Around. Even though she 
may often be confined to Faith Hall, 
Triska Drake has known her share of 
globe-trotting. Art Appreciation students 
can easily disperse their 8:30 blues by 
listening to her first-hand accounts of the 
world's artistic treasure troves-everything 
from Michelangelo to the Parthenon. Her 
most recent trip was a fall foray to 
England. 



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In Search of the Bard. Appropriately 
enough for someone who studies the Globe 
Theatre, English professor and bon vivant 
Robert Fusillo has seen more than his 
share of the world and its people. An 
expert on Shakespeare, Fusillo attended 
school in Britian and claims to have 
crossed the Atlantic at least 50 times. 
Often he returns from an overseas visit 
with a new addition to the huge, wonderful 
and strange modern art collection that fills 
his home. A curator from the High 
Museum of Art has praised his as being 
"the finest and most adventuresome" in 
the city. Still, Fusillo's passion for this 
avocation comes from the same source as 
his love for the subjects he teaches - 
"pleasure." 

No Run-On Sentences. Whoever 
came up with the idea that book-loving 
English teachers and athletes don't go 
together obviously never met Dr. William 
Brightman. Brightman. who has been here 
since 1975, loves to play tennis (with the 
likes of Professor Bilancio) and take part 
in long distance running competitions like 
the Peachtree Road Race - when he"s not 
enjoying a new novel. Brightman probably 
finds Oglethorpe a rest after his stint in 
the Philippines as a part of the Peace 
Corps where he "studied the landscape, 
social and physical." His main hobby is 
gardening, especialh growing roses. 



James Bohart, Assistant Professor of Music 



Nelle Crowe. Lecturer in English 



Rambh'n' Around. As State President 
of the American Choral Director's 
Association, music professor Jim Bohart 
finds himself on jaunts all over the 
country. Besides representing Georgia and 
O.U. at this year's A. CD. A. convention 
in New Orleans, he has traveled extensive- 
ly through all eleven southeastern states 
as well as such exotic, faraway lands as 
Texas. Apparently fond of hard work, he 
spent the year taking trips, organizing 



conventions and directing his church choir, 
in addition to serving as the driving force 
behind the Collegiate Chorale's variety 
shows and Mozart program. Finally, he 
somehow found time to coordinate the 
music for the O.U. Players" Pippin. No 
wonder he claims, "it was not uncommon 
for me to catch an 11:00 p.m. tTight out 
of Atlanta after rehearsal. onl\ to hurjy 
back the next day." 



D-20 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Finer Things 



Not Just Minding Her Own Business. 
What can you do with your life after 
you've graduated from college with an 
English major? Dr. Barbara Clark found 
an unusual way to solve that dilemma — 
she also decided to study something a little 
more practical, like business. Today, she 
does double duty by teaching English 
Literature IV by day and Business and 
Personal Taxes by night. In her off hours, 
she is strongly involved in the feminist 
movement as a member of NOW. 

How Great Thy Art. Not only has the 
unassuming Ben Smith entered some of 
his artistic efforts in one man shows, he's 
also displayed his collections in a variety 
of group exhibits. Smith, who tries to get 
Oglethorpe students to discover the magic 
of painting and drawing, has been the 
proud recipient of a host of awards and 
scholarships. His works have also found 
their way into museums across the United 
States, including Atlanta's own High 
Museum. Mr. Smith also teaches art 
classes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
and The Atlanta College of Art. 




Barbara Clark, Associate Professor of English 

Talks to All But the Animals. 
Oglethorpe may not have the largest or 
most varied faculty in Atlanta, but it may 
have the most interesting. Bill Strozier, for 
instance, O.U.'s venerable Professor of 
Languages, has created his own miniature 
version of the United Nations right here 
on campus. Strozier somehow manages to 
impart his expertise in Spanish and 
French to a diverse student body, 
including natives of some 30-40 different 
nations. He began his multi-lingual career 
teaching Latin at Emory and migrated up 
here to Oglethorpe 16 years ago. 
Proficient in at least eight tongues, 
including Greek and Portugese, the good 
professor has held down an instructor's 
position in France and led tours through- 
out the continent of Europe. The 
University, in appreciation of his many 
years of hard work and his linguistic 
accomplishment, awarded him the degree 
of Doctor of Humane Letters at the 1981 
commencement. 



Ben Smith, Lecturer in Art 





William Strozier, Professor of Foreign Languages 



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Philosophical Philanthropist. As head 
of the Humanities Division, the august Dr. 
Ken Nishimura seems to enjoy — well, 
humanity. Like his colleague Professor 
Fusillo, this teacher of philosophy likes 
both travel and art. Not surprisingly, his 
taste in the latter runs to the Oriental. 



"Nish", as he is affectionately called, has 
seen some of the earth's farthest flung 
corners, from China to Caracas. He still 
feels a kinship with Japan, the country of 
his boyhood, where he lived through the 
ordeal of wartime bombing raids by the 
land he now calls home. 




Ken Nishimura, Fukaislii Professor of Philosophy 



Akiba Harper, Lecturer in English 




Poetry In Motion. Akiba Harper, 
dynamic new part-time composition 
teacher, is an example of a woman who 
loves - and lives - her work. When not 
prodding her students to put pen in hand, 
she enjoys reading Afro-American litera- 
ture and composing letters. Although she 
happily remarks that she learns many 
things from her students and enjoys 
teaching them, Akiba's most memorable 
moments have been her meetings with 
famous writers, including black poetess 
Gwendolyn Brooks. Yet another teacher 
born under a wandering star, Ms. Harper 
took a recent month-long trip to Ghana, 
an important West African nation. Some 
of Akiba's interests, however, are less 
literary. She enjoys contemporary dance 
and relaxing to Stevie Wonder music. 

The Class Struggle. After being 
raised in the slums of Brooklyn. U.S. .A., 
Nicholas Caste set out to find his fortune, 
but only got as far as Emory University, 
where his professors "reminded me of the 
bullies in my old neighborhood." But he 
perservered, received his Ph.D., and today, 
the quiet, easy-going scholar has spread 
his harmony to Oglethorpe, w here he finds 
life "also reminiscent of my childhood, but 
replete with philosophical s\mbolism." 
Two other jobs augment his "struggle for 
existence." At the present time, this 
scholar of Socrates is completing a great. 
American novel about the turbulent 
nineteen-sixties. His life as yet has been 
"solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." 
but he aspires to become a great youth 
leader and appear on the Dick Cavett 
Show. 



Nicholas Caste, Lecturer in Philosophy 



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Social Studies 



. And The Rest Is History 



Georgia on His Mind. 
Orginally from Georgia, Dr. 
David Thomas is one of the 
few faculty members that is 
a native. Teaching such 
courses as Georgia History 
and American History, Dr. 
Thomas expresses his love of 
history and knowledge of 
Georgia. He enjoys learning 
more about history through 
his travels across the United 
States. 



On the Orient Express. 
While away on a sabbatical 
during the spring semester. Dr. 
George Waldner pursued his 
interests in Japan. His work 
involves the country's trade 
relations with the United 
States. Having spent over a 
year in Japan doing research 
and studying the language, Dr. 
Waldner has a fine foundation 
on which to base his new ideas. 



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Philip Palmer, Professor of Political Science 



Victimless Crimes Be 
Damned. In the book he is 
writing. Dr. Philip Palmer 
expresses the idea of personal 
privacy. According to Dr. 
Palmer, personal privacy is 
"that consentual relationship 
between two adults in which 
the state has no compelling 
interest." Originating from his 



interests in criminology, ideas 
in the book express his feelings 
concerning no direct mention- 
ing in the U.S. Constitution 
about personal privacy and 
victimless crimes. Possible 
titles for the book include 
Victimless Crimes and The 
Law Be Damned: Privacies of 
Life. 




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David Thomas, Professor of History 




George Waldner, Associate Professor of Political Science 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 D-23 




Leo Bilancio, Professor of History 




WWII Is My Racquet. Inter- 
ests of Professor l,eo Bilancio 
include sports and the Nazi 
Fascist period of history. Keep- 
ing fit through tennis, Prof, 
Bilancio enjoys challenging 
other faculty members. Al- 
though he spends some time on 
the tennis court, Prof. Bilancio 
always finds time for his 
historical interests and his 
students. During the European 
Student Tour, he was able to 
combine the two, visiting many 
of Adolf Hitler's retreats. 

Living in the Past. Ogleth- 
orpe, offering "education in the 
English tradition," certainly 
has an appropriate history 
professor in Dr. J. B. Key. Dr. 
Key, a confirmed Anglophile, 
brings his attitudes into the 
class in the form of wry, 
straight-faced jokes. Most 
freshmen don't get them. "The 
19th century is delightful 
because it is so corrupt," he 
says. The Rogue's Gallery in his 
office similarly confuses the 
casual observer. It takes a year 
or two to understand the style 
of this man, but when it comes, 
it's worth the wait. There is 
much to be learned from Dr. 
Key as a professor and as a 
man. He crusades to save the 
English language (never say 
"the reason is because" in 
class), and he lives in the past, 
which in his case is exactly the 
right thing to do. 



J. B. Key. Professor of History 



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Teaching Is A Science 



Diplomatic Relations. 
Although he has a Ph.D. in 
Organic Chemistry, he also 
recognizes the value of a 
lesson in foreign affairs. Dr. 
Monte Wolf, Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry, ex- 
plains that while a doctoral 
candidate at the University of 
California, "I had a French 
minor . . . until she lost her 
visa." Ah, c'est la vie. 
Nevertheless, Dr. Wolf re- 
tains his dynamic outlook on 
life, and still holds great hope 
for the future. "This year 
alone," he deadpans, "I won 
250 in the Coke bottlecap 
contest." 

People Who Need People. 
Biology Professor Nancy P. 
Groseclose lists as her hob- 
bies, "People, places and 
things with interesting stories 
associated thereto; especially 
if the people are healthy 
minded young people." If 
there are any of the latter left 
out there, Ms. Groseclose 
would know — she's been 
teaching since 1947, includ- 
ing a stint at Miranda House 
of Delhi University, India. 
She also admits to a fondness 
for "beautiful designs, includ- 
ing all plant and animal 
tissues, upon histological 
examination." 



A Real Birdbrain. Scientists 
are still trying to create life in 
the laboratory, but is there any 
life going on outside it? Appar- 
ently there is, at least in the 
case of John Cramer. If he is 
not lecturing on the practices of 
protons and the quirks of 
quarks, he can probably be 
found off camping, hunting, 
casting a reel or generally just 
soaking up the great outdoors. 
He also has more than a passing 
interest in ornithology, finding 
fun both in watching our 
feathered friends and in carving 
them — yes, carving. This may 
sound like a turkey's fate at 
Thanksgiving, but it is actually 
a sophisticated kind of whit- 
tling. Singing (birdcalls, 
maybe?) and amateur photo- 
graphy take up the rest of his 
time. "I have too many hobbies 
to keep up with all of them," he 
admits. He should, at least, find 
greater opportunity to pursue 
his interests here in the sunny 
south than he did at Kings 
College in New York. (After 
all, what healthy specimen of 
any species stays healthy long 
near the Big Apple?) 




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George Wheeler, Professor of Physics 




Daniel Schadler, Associate Professor of Biology 



Decreasing Functions. Al- 
though he taught at Ga. Tech. 
for 10 years. Prof. George F. 

Wheeler admits his primary 
interest has been "to teach in a 
small college." Compared with 
Georgia's Technical Monolith, 
does Wheeler find Oglethorpe 
keeps him fulfilled as an 
acadcmian'.' "My experience at 
Oglethorpe has been most 
satisfactory in that respect." he 
says. 

Grass Roots Passion. It's not 
surprising that Dr. Dan Scha- 
dler, who holds a Ph.D. in Plant 
Pathology with minors in Bio- 
chemistry and Plant Physiology 
spends his leisure time toiling in 
the good earth, but surely man 
does not live by peat moss 
alone. "I'm also interested in 
Old Timey Music," he insists, 
"especially the music of the 
Original Carter Family." 
Imagine, a Ph.D.'d hor- 
ticulturist and Mother May- 
belle. Eat your heart out. 
Johnny Cash. 

Foundations of Science. 
Every time Dr. Roy Goslin 
decides to take a tour of the 
Science building, he can feel 
proud. After all, it's his — at 
least if the name is any indi- 
cation. Goslin, of Goslin Hall 
fame, is no longer teaching 
on campus but is still widely 
remembered. At the moment, 
he bears the honorable title 



of Professor Emeritus. He 
even got his doctorate at, of 
all places, O.U., after study- 
ing at Nebraska Wesleyan 
and the University of Wyom- 
ing. During his many, many 
years here at Oglethorpe Che 
came here in 1946j, Goslin 
taught physics and math, but 
he probably never dreamed 
that a stone and glass memor- 
ial would be built to him. 
After all, how many people 
have a building named after 
them'^ .Maybe he should get 
together with .Mr. Empire 
State? 

Brottierliood of the Bored. 
Dr. Keith .Aufderheide. a 
very accomplished newcomer 
to the chemistry department, 
jokingly describes his varied 
activities during a typical 
working day: "Preparing lec- 
ture notes, playing backgam- 
mon, preparing lecture notes, 
listening to the Stones and 
George Thoroughgood. and 
preparing lecture notes." 
How does the 1980 recipient 
of a National Research 
Council Cooperative Associa- 
teship Award relieve his new- 
found excitement? "Well." 
he confesses, "I slander Dr. 
Wolf." 











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Roy Goslin, Professor Emeritus of Physics and 
Mathematics 



Keith Aufderheide, Assistant Professor of 
Chemistry 



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Science 



Natural Logarithms. Math Professors 
David Mosher and Dennis Missavage 
share something in addition to graduate 
studies at Georgia Tech - both are 
outdoorsmen and advocate running as a 
way to relax and unwind from a day of 
inverse functions and negative integers. 
Mr. Missavage also lists philosophy and 
the creative arts as an area of interest, 
giving fresh meaning to the phrase, 
"derivative art." 



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Dennis Missavage, Lecturer in Mathematics 

Experimenting With Oglethorpe. The 
Chairman of the Department of Biology 
at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minne- 
sota, Dr. William Heidcamp spent this 
year as a visiting Professor of Biology, as 
well as doing cancer cell research at the 
Center for Disease Control. His other 
scientific endeavors include compiling an 
administrative review of Allied Health at 
Georgia State. Married with two offspr- 
ing, one XX and one XY, he plans to 
return with his family back to Minnesota 
after this year, when his leave is up. 




David Mosher, Associate Professor of 
Mathematics 



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William Heidcamp, Associate Professor of 
Biology 



Education and Behavioral Sciences 

Meeting of the Minds 



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/ Want to Be a Clone. This might 
well be the secret wish of Professor of 
Education T. Lavon Talley, who has 
enough responsibilities for two people. He 
has so many things to do and so many 
places to go, it is a wonder he doesn't pass 
himself going the other way. Here at O.U. 
he is responsible for giving overall 
supervision and direction to the graduate 
and undergraduate education programs, as 
well as being an instructor. In addition. 
Dr. Talley is the liaison representative to 
the Georgia State Department of Educa- 
tion. Away from O.U., his leadership 
extends to his church and related 



T. Lavon Talley, Professor of Education 




Wheeler. Assistant Professor of Education 



John Stevens, Associate Professor of Education 

Two for the Price of One. Most of us 
would probably do well to survive a few 
courses in one or the other subject, but Dr. 
John Stevens thrives on the challenge of 
teaching both science and mathematics 
education classes. "I enjoy teaching and 
the content areas in which I work," says 
Dr. Stevens, who feels especially lucky to 
have found a school in which he could 
become involved in both disciplines. "If 
my work had involved only one of these, 
I would have pursued the other as a 
hobby." We hope no one in the payroll 
office is listening. 




activities. He is chairman of the depart- 
ment of Christian education and Sunday 
School superintendant there. When he 
actually takes time to slow down, he 
enjoys golf, reading, travel and history of 
education. 

Nowhere to Go But Up. Surprisingly 
enough, this seemingly sorry condition is 
one in which Ann Wheeler found herself 
a few years back. Apparently. .Mrs. 
Wheeler, then an initiate at a candlelit 
sorority pinning, took a wrong step - or 
maybe she just slipped. At any rate, she 
found herself at the bottom of a flight of 
stairs, having descended them the hard 
way. The sisters were so startled that they 
forgot their candles and annointed each 
other with candle wax. (We've heard of 
starting out on the wrong foot, but this is 
ridiculous!) Ann has recovered her 
prestige since those days. She now trains 
prospective teachers and instructs 
graduate students here at O.U. .Among her 
favorite pastimes are playing the piano 
and reading. Note that both of these keep 
her safely seated and away from stairs. 
However, she also enjoys the active sport 
of tennis. All it takes is remembering to 
put one foot in front of the other. 

Teacher of Teachers. Those who can. 
do; those who can't, teach. This is an old 
saying, but in the case of Dr. Louise 
Valine, it is proven dead wrong. By 
teaching, she w doing. Dr. \aline educates 
those who want to be educators and 
lectures to those who want to do a little 
lecturing of their own one day. Life for 
her. however, is not all chalk and erasers. 
Dr. Valine's off-duty pleasures include 
collecting antique spoons, reading and 
sharpening her skills at needlework. Her 
favorite activity of all is traveling. Just 
recently, for instance, she took a 
memorable trip to Greece - to learn more 
about the Socratic method, perhaps? 



Louise Valine, Associate Professor of Educatii 



D-28 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Minds 




Brian Sherman, Assistant Professor of Sociology 



Martha Vardeman, Professor of Sociology 

Jill of Trades. Not only does Dr. 
Vardeman, Professor of Sociology, have 
special interests in intergroup relations, 
criminology, and population, she also has 
an active church and family life. She 
undoubtedly practices her group relation- 
ship theories on her husband, four 
children, two granddaughters, parents and 
siblings. Who is able to best manipulate 
this group of relatives? 



Born to Run. Dr. Brian Sherman, 
Assistant Professor of Sociology, says he 
became a sociologist "in order to do 
something about the social world, a world 
that is not as good as it could be. I see 
sociology as a vehicle for improving it." 
His efforts brought him to Oglethorpe in 
1976, and he has since developed an 
interest in Atlanta's "art, culture, 
celebrations and friendship chains. Also, I 
am the percussionist in Tinnitus, an 
experimental dance band." Dr. Sherman's 
other major interest is running - which 
comes as no surprise to anyone who has 
been in his class. "I like road racing," says 
Oglethorpe's answer to Jesse Owens, 
"especially marathons." 




Janie Little, Lecturer in Sociology 



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Robert Moffie, Assistant Professor of Psychology 



Johnna Shamp, Associate Professor of Psychology 




Hey, Stony! No, this is not the 
beckoning call for your local druggie. 
Rather, it's the nickname of a well-liked 
professor on campus, Dr. Robert Moffie. 
Posing as a mild-mannered psychology 
professor, Moffie is an avid cinemato- 
grapher and runs his own film production 
company. (But what can you expect, since 
his birthplace is Hollywood, California?) 
His favorite foods are chicken. Dr. Pepper, 
Snickers bars and Japanese food, "but not 
necessarily all at the same time." 



Any Volunteers Out There? Dr. 
Shamp's academic interest focuses on the 
experimental investigation of higher 
mental processes. She applies her 
academic interest to topics which range 
from Psychology of Sex Difference to the 
Psychology of Leadership. Her outside 
activities include motorcycling, ballet, 
travel and diving. Dr. Shamp is also very 
active as a consulting psychologist, 
applying characteristics of the behavioral 
sciences to the business environment. 



Claire Coles, Lecturer in Psychology 



The Lighter Side. Psychology lecturer 
Dr. Claire D. Coles admits "My most 
memorable experiences are probably not 
suitable for light reading — they run to 
things like births, deaths, divorces, 
graduate school — like everyone else's." 
Dr. Coles does find enjoyment in activities 
such as "the theater, ballet, symphony, 
and dinner with friends. I also enjoy my 
research on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, 
which documents the effects of maternal 
alcoholism on the child. This research 
involves infant testing at 3 - 4 days old, 
and following the child through his third 
year of life to determine the alcohol's 
intellectual, social and emotional effects." 
On the wagon, mothers-to-be. 



D-30 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



They're Not Just Giving 
You The Business 



Kick in the Grass Spectator. Dr. 
Shropshire, Chairman of the Division of 
Business and Economics Department, uses 
a time constraint graph to proportion his 
time in order to devote equal time and 
satisfaction to watch his son, daughter and 
wife play soccer each week. He used to run 
in marathons, but now he relies on his 
creativity and agility in his hands to build 
furniture. 

Play Money! If you want to start an 
O.U. chapter of the New York Mets fan 
club, Bruce Hetherington, prophet of 
profits and all-around fun guy may be the 
faculty advisor for you. Besides being an 
avid Mets fan, Hetherington is Ogle- 



thorpe's newest (and most unusual) Profes- 
sor of Economics. He can probably 
identify with students who have problems 
with authority, since he himself takes a 
dim view of government meddling with the 
money supply. He describes himself as an 
isolationist, a monetarist, a libertarian and 
a faithful supporter of the free-market 
system. Sound impressive? With Hal- 
loween dress-up days, stock market 
contests and funny hats, he somehow 
made it easy to understand economics. At 
present, this monetary historian (does that 
mean he likes old money?) is happy 
working on his doctorate, telling strange 
stories in class about his old friend "Grit" 
from Virginia and raising his baby son. 




William Shropshire, 
Callaway Professor of Economics 




Bruce Hetherington, Assistant Professor of Economics 



Linda Dykes, Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Figuratively Speaking. If forced to 
give a brief summary of her philosophy of 
life, this easy-going professor claims that 
"not taking life or myself too seriously" 
is her key to success in most situations. A 
CP.A. in the State of Georgia, who is 
about to complete her doctorate, Dr. 
Linda Dykes is married to another CP.A. 
(she claims they do not sit around and 
discuss accounting issues), and is also the 
proud mother of an eight-month-oid girl, 
Amanda. An overall sports enthusiast, she 
loves playing tennis, camping and trout 
fishing. 



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Charlton Jones, Associate Professor of Business Administration 



Daniel Anglin. 
Lecturer in Business Administration 




Jacqueline Nicholson, 
Lecturer in Business Administration 



Philip Olds. Lecturer in Accounting 



Car Buff. Professor Charlton H. 
Jones (the proud owner of a ten year old 
Siberian Husky who occasionally drags 
him to Chi Phi parties) is interested in 
automobiles. Not only does he enjoy 
automobile racing, but he also likes to 
build race cars. Aerobatic flights and 
building airplanes are also favorite 
activities of Professor Jones. He frequently 
tries making students exercise their minds. 
In addition, in compliance with his car 
mania, he maintains an 18 year old V.W. 

Get The Bug. Anyone who has ever 
been on campus in the summer knows that 
in.sects can be a problem — Jacqueline 
Nicholson's experience with them is 
unique. The Lecturer in Business Admin- 



istration claims that her arrival at 
Oglethorpe was a consequence of her 1979 
victimization by the "college-teaching 
bug." Before this occurrence, she had 
enjoyed a diversified series of jobs, 
including retailing and marketing research 
in the medical fields. Though her major 
in marketing and minor in journalism gave 
her potential in quite a few fields, she 
chose to settle down to homemaking in 
1970. Even while raising a family, 
however, she found time to free-lance for 
various marketing firms. Then she was 
bitten by the bug. She comments, "I like 
'small' college teaching the best. I think 
Oglethorpe students are super. "" Awa> 
from work, Mrs. Nicholson relaxes with 
tennis. 



Present and .Accounted For. Philip 
Olds, Lecturer in .Accounting is candid 
about his subject: "It's one of those 
courses that's hard to make entertaining. 
It's a challenge." However, he claims, 
some call accounting "the language of 
business." To someone entering a business 
career, it is just as important as English 
is to a writer. \\'hen not hitting^ the 
ledgers. Olds spends time with his" wife 
and his two cats. He also enjoys cooking 
(especially baking bread) and reading The 
U'a// Street Journal (what else?)? His 
favorite hobby is bicycling. In fact, he 
could be seen pedalling to school during 
the fall semester. Unfortunately, next vear 
he will be cycling in Richmond, Virg'ina, 
but that's none of our business. 



D-32 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Class of 1981 



On behalf of the departing class, the 
university was presented with an impres- 
sive new bench to be placed out on the 
quad. The highlight of the ceremony was 
the introduction of venerable and well- 
loved Professor of Languages William 
Strozier by Dr. George Wheeler and the 
presentation of the degree Doctor of 
Humane Letters to Professor - now Doctor 
Strozier. The students that he helped 
convince that French could be fun and 
Spanish splendid were all appreciative, 
and the duo managed to add a sprightly 
tone to what could easily have been an 
austere and even corny moment. 

So there you have it. Oglethorpe isn't 
the biggest school in the area, but it still 
has its share of style. And next year, it 
will have its share of new students to 
replace the ones who have gone on to 
(hopefully) bigger and better things. All 
right, whose turn is it next? 



Continued from Pg. B-40 




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Scenes from the 1981 Commen- 
cement ceremony. Above: The 
senior gift. Left: Dr. George 
Wheeler eloquently introduces 
Professor William Strozier. 



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People 



Seniors 
Underclassmen 



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Section f: 



Remember the Time . . . ? 



Well, it's finally all over. All of the 
strain, strife, and struggle has at last come 
to an end, and now all the world lies in 
front of you. If you can remember back 
now to that first year, you probably recall 
the feeling that your working days at 
Oglethorpe would never end. 

But you might also recall the more 
recent fear experienced as your Senior 
year drew to a close, whether you went on 
:o take a 9 to 5 job or to get even more 
education. Perhaps you ended your final 
semester with the feeling that the only 
:hing Oglethorpe classes taught you was 
ust how little you really know. But in the 
'inal analysis, this tradition-filled, Gothic- 
ityled place you called home for so long 
vill be just one thing: A beautiful 
nemory. 



And what will that memory be filled 
with, then? Will you remember the beauty 
of the dogwoods that blossomed in the 
main quad? Or will you think of the 
famous "Jacobs Dorm Lake" that 
mysteriously appeared every time it rained 
the way it does here? If you traveled to 
Atlanta from another state or country, you 
probably had to adjust to the different 
pace, flavor, and accent of life in Georgia. 
Or if, perhaps, you were already a 
dyed-in-the-wool Southerner, you'll likely 
enough recall the funny way those crazy 
Northerners said "New Joisey", or looked 
at you quizzically when you asked, 
"Where y'all fixin' to go?" Most of your 
memories will be of the little things that 
made up the hours in your college lives. 

Continued Pg. E-8 




While the carillon bells ring out and the rain falls, 
stately Lupton Hall stands proudly overlooking the 
main quadrangle. 




Fareed Ali 



Talal Al-Zain 



Mark Andrews 



Irani de Araujo 



E-2 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




Kevin Bennett 



Jean Bogart 



Michael Brant 



John Bryan 




Catherine Clegg 



Maria Cohen 



Karen Conrad 



Alejandro Cuartin 



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John Dilts 



Harriet Edblad 



to 

Judy Etheridge 



Peter Dolce 



Debbie Durrance 




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Kevin Egan 



"// the right side of the 
krain controls the lt>i- d^, 

Kimberly Emerson 



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Hidenori Era 




Amy Fagerstrom 



Houshang Farsad 



Drew Findlina 



E-4 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




Kris Furstenberg 



Constance Gannaway 



Patricia Goodwin 



Malcolm Head 




Dana Hinden 



Essa Hussain 



Karen Jenkins 



Robin Johns 




Judith Johnson 



Bob Kane 



Stanley King 



Doug Kissell 



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Cary Kleinfield 



Deborah LaBonne 



Larry Lehmann 



William Leung 




Richard Lindsay 



Rosemarie Linpinsel 



Rita Llop 



Jim McCoy 




Cindy McNamara 



Karen Malachi 



Jacquelyn Mate 



E-6 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




Alvaro Mejia 



Tom Mikle 



Elaine Minor 



Bolivar Miranda 




Joseph Peterson 



Lisa Rangazas 



Scott Raymond 



Allan Reppetto 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-7 




Jolita Rix 



Marybeth Robertson 



Vasmine Rogus 



Avis Sanders 




Elizabeth Sargent 



Lynne Serby 



Chris Sertich Bette Shornick 




Lidewey Slegt 



George Spring 



Jamie Stanton 



John Steen 



E-8 1981 THE YAMACRAW 




Greg Stiles Ron Summers 



Susan Swaby 



Hideaki Takei 




Tim Tassopoulos 

Continued from Pg. E-I 
You will think back on those core courses, 
the 8 a.m. classes that you could barely 
drag yourself out of bed for, and the 
afternoon labs. You will be reminded of 
the dorm rooms you slept in, the cafeteria 
you ate in (aaugh), and the student lounge 
in Hearst where you bought junk food. 
And, like it or not, you will also remember 
the cockroaches, the parties at which you 
overindulged (whoops), and the class you 
just couldn't do anything right in. Still, the 
good memories are bound to outweigh the 
bad ones. That's the way a beautiful 
memory gets made. After all, college is a 
lot more than just classes, homework, 
midterms, and final exams. Colleae is an 



Diane Wilson 



Lisa Wright 



experience; a memory that loses something 
big if you break it down into little pieces. 
You have to take the pieces and re-work 
them into the intricate puzzle that depicts 
the past years. 

Perhaps the most important pieces in 
that puzzle are those which contain the 
memories of the people you met at 
Oglethorpe. If you ever joined a fraternity 
or a sorority, you will never forget the big 
brothers or sisters who watched over you, 
nor will you fail to remember the pledges 
who looked up to you. Members of one of 
the many athletic teams (intramural or 
intercollegiate) are sure to cherish the 
thoughts of contests won and friends 
gained. As a member or participant in 



Hiroshi Yamaguchi 

O.U.'s many clubs and activities you will 
carry with you lessons learned and 
memories of special people who share your 
interests. And those few special friends 
with whom you spent most of your time 
have changed your life - whether you know 
it or not. 

Yes, it's all over now, and your life 
is different because you chose to attend a 
tiny University founded long ago in honor 
of the founder of the colony of Georgia. 
You graduated from Oglethorpe. 

You'll miss the place, you know, and 
we'll miss you and remember you as being 
a part of our lives. We salute your struggle 
to achieve, to succeed, to excel. 

CONGRATULATIONS! 



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THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-9 




For Underclassmen 



Life (at O.U.) Goes On 



It's not all over yet for most of you. 
Whether you only have two more 
semesters to pull before you can call your 
life your own (or at least your boss"), or 
whether you're still trying to adjust to the 
idea of being a sophomore instead of a 
"scum-of-the-earth" freshman, you still 
have a little time before you have to say 
good-bye to college - and college life. 
Can't wait? Well, before you start 
dreaming in lit class about careers and 
promotions and raising a family, take time 




to look carefully at all aspects of "Life at 

Oglethorpe." 

By now, you've guessed that the food 
in the Kaiser cafe isn't rated four stars and 
can't rival .Maxim's in Paris. You've seen 
that the pool isn't as close to Olympic-size 
as it looked in the brochures, and that the 
gothic buildings near the gate don't look 
as impressively gothic on the inside. But 
every college - every thing - has a dark 
side. At least you don't have to squint or 
use a refracting telescope to see a teacher 
in front of a 300 member class. You don't 
have to memorize any computer numbers 
just to have an identity here or have your 
own transportation to get from one end of 
campus to the other. And of course. 
everyone knows each other here. Even 
though that may lead to a soap-opera 
atmosphere, it can be nice in a modern 
world where T.V. stars are easier to 
recognize than your next door neighbor 
back home. 

Those classes you take too early in the 
morning or the labs too late in the 
afternoon (they are screwing up your life) 
often don't seem to mean much, .\fter all. 
do you really need to hear Dr. Thomas tell 
you about the Battle of .Marathon or let 
Dr. Taylor make you write about the day 
your dog died if you're going to be a 
doctor? But, as you've heard President 
Pattillo say again and again, these things 
can, just possibly, give you a well-rounded 
education. You also avoid the risk of 
learning everything about your major but 
not how to spell rite or speak too good. 
All that work you have to struggle 
with now won't seem like work later. It's 
easier to forget about term papers and 
organic chemistry tests and just remember 
the parties, the fads, and most of all. the 
different kinds of people that you would 
never have never known as well at a huge 
school. It is nice to come back to 
Oglethorpe and see your friends, and even 
a few professors again. It may sound corny 
(the problem with life is that it often 
insists on being corny like that), but it's 
true. Besides, you alw ays know you'll find 
a warm welcome here, especially in the 
warmer months when they still haven't 
turned the heat otT. 



E-10 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Kathleen Ahearn 
Ali Ahmed 



Abdullah Al-Abiedy 
Fahad Al Assaf 



Assaf Al Assaf 
Adel Al Dosari ^ 



Saad Al Dossari 
Jamal Al Hazmi 

Saad Al Saleh 
Zuraib Al Zoabi 

Ahmed Alakki 



Lili Alboum 
Mahamed Aldawd 



Mary Alexander 
Rashid Alfandi 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-11 




Chuck Allen 
Keith Allen 



John Allgaier 
Abdullah Almohanna 



Carolina Antonini 
Edward Arias 
Martha Arias 
Christopher Atkins 
Anne Atkinson 



Mike Attawav 



Torsten Balslev 



Ofer Baron 



E-12 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Amy Barbanel 

Mark Barbaree 

Linda Barkis 

Howard Barr 

Tracy Bauer 



Dale Baughman 

Marcia Beck 

Laura Bell 

Karen Bender 

Kevin Bennett 



Stuart Bercun f 



Carter Berkeley 



Peter Berry 



Andrew Bieger 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-13 




Linda Biersler 



Jane Bilecky 



Marilyn Billips 
Lisa Birer 
Randy Bishop 
Jan Bius 
Lee Boatright 



Buck Bohac 
Emma Lee Booker 
Denise Boone 
Porsha Bowen 
John Box 



Gene Bozarth 
«i Ed Bradbury 
Debra Bradl'ev 



Harold Breece 
Deborah Brian 
Ro2er Brooksbank 



109 



E-14 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Charles Brookshire 



Nicki Brown 



Scott Bryant 

William Bryant 

Ali Bukhamsin 

Mona Buck 

Robert Buck 



Michael Buckelew 

Craig Buckner 

Ken Buie 

Michael Burke 

Michael Burnett 



Scott Burrell 
Kathy Burton 



Dan Burzynski 
Debra Byrd 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-15 




Kimberlee Byrne 
Connie Bvruna 



Lee Campbell 
Jose Campos 



Connie Caycedo 
Theresa Chambers 
Phyllis Charnley 
Brenda Childs 
Paula Collett 



Mike Conner 



Edie Cowan 



LeAnne Cox 



E-16 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Cecily Crandall 

Robert Cranley 

Tom Crawford 

John Crowe 

Donna Cron 



Silvia Cuartin 

Michelle Cubit 

Scott Curlew 

Judy Damiano 

Melanie Davison 



Maria Daviila 

Arman Davoudian 

Theresa DiBenedetto 



George Dippe 
Steven Docekal 
Vichai Dolbandarchoke 



Jack Dowd « 



Princeli Dunbar 
Dolores El 
Marnie Fllis r* 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-17 




Mike Emery 

Jeff Epstein 
Chachi Eri 
Scott Exposito 
Joe Exum 



Jon Fagerstrom 
Scott Faith 
Marci Faranto 
Lori Farber 
Firoozeh Farhand 



Andy Farr 
Amal Fatani 
Abdulla Fawzia 
Laurie Feitman 
Gonzalo Fernandez 



E-18 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Noni Fernandez 

Jade Filler 

Eduardo Final 

Jane Fishman 

Laura Fowler 



Jennifer Francik 



Tammy Frentress 



Michelle Fryer 

Theresa Fuerst 

Ed Furbee 

Chris Gackstatter 

Aoun Gahtany 



James Gale 
Paul Gandolfo 



Peter Garlanc! 
Gregg Garson 




THE YAMACRAW 198] E-19 




Gassim Gassim 
John Gazilva 



Andrea Gelfon 
David Gerhardt 



Paula German 
Veolia Gibson 
Jenny Giles 
David Gilfillan 
Eric Gilgenast 



Maryam Givtash 
Marcia Glenn 



Wanda Glover 
Michael Goetke 



Kellex Goff 
Kevin Goff 



E-20 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Beth Gordon ' 
Linda Graff 



Dylon Grant 
Harvey Griffith 



Wanda Grimes 
Sandy Grossman 



Terri Guth 

Nowland Gwynn 

Anne Hajosy 

Karl Hall 

Valerie Hall 



Wesley Hall ' 
Dori Halpryn 



Steven Harris 
Becky Hartley 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-21 




David Hawser 
Eva Hayka 



Randy Heath 
Theresa Heath 



Ellen Heckler 
Willhelm Helerich 
Don Henry 
Chung Heon-mo 
Diana Hill 



Henry Hocker 
Bruce Hoke 



Charles Holcomb 
Steve Holloman 



David Holloway 
Tokscana Hon 



E-22 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Mandy Hough 
Ken Howard 



Charles Hubbert 
Kristal Hudson 



Betsy Hughes 

Gregory Hunt 

Judith Hunt 

Dawn Hutton 

Akemi Ima 



Melna Inge 
Sheldon Inge 



Cathy Isiminger 
Bob Ivey 



Armin Jaber Abo Ansari 
Nancy James 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-23 




Margarita Jaramiilo 
Tony Jennings 



Bernadine Johnson 
Bruce Johnson 



Dale Jolley 
Karen Jolley 



William Jolly 
Arleen Jones 
Howard Jones 
Robert Joseph 
Darrel Kaeding 



Andreas Kafatos 
Omid Kanani 



Shufid Kazim 
Barbara Kean 



E-24 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Negest Kebede 
Karen Keiser 
Gerald Kemp 



Janice Kendrick 

Abdel Khalaieeny 

Koji Kikuta 



Kevin Kincheloe 

Mary Ann Kinnard 

Armand Kouame Yace 



Lisa Krauss 
Alison Kreis 

Heidi Kroger 
Curtis Lane [ 

Cindy Larbig 



Kathleen Lasky 
Rhett Laurens 



Philip Law 
Kimberly Leaird 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-25 




Michele Lend 
Ann Lenzer 



Paul Leonard 
Carole Lerman 



Jill Lesko 
Brandon Levine 
David Levine 
Eileen Levitt 
David Lew 



Missy Levy 
Nancy Lewis 



Mark Lisicky 
Charles Littman 



Fred Lockhart Jr. 
Christi Lona 



E-26 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Mallory Long 
Gilbert Lopez 



Allan Losek 
Ellen Lukens 



Harry Lung 
Sandra Lynch 
Speer Mabry ^ 
Edward Madonna * 
Raymond Manley 



Ileen Mann 



Yvonne Mapp 



Ross Marcum 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-27 




John Marshall 
Kelly Marshall 
Tracy Marshall 
Christopher Martin 
Bob Martinez 



Sheila Marx 
Seretha Masdon 
Terri Massa 
Cassandra Massengill 
Phyllis May 



Becky McCarley 
Diane McClinion 



Michael McCracken 
Patricia McCulIogh 



E-28 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Sue McDonald 
Brant McKeown 



Joanna McLeroy 
Mary McMahon 



Donna McMillan 

Denise McMuIlen 

Ken McMuilen 

Carey McNeilly 

Kim Merlin 



Kurt Merolla 
Ann Messerschmidt 



Daniel Meyer 
Bill Meyers 



Sandra Michael 
Jorge Miladeh 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-29 





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CT'CJH Andrew Miller 
Paul Miller 
Dave Mills 
Michael Mills 
Peter Milot 




Michelle Minyon 
Elaine Mitchell 
Farhad Modaressi 
Robert Moehring 
Aisha Mohammed 



Layla Mohammed 
Donna Monroe 
Ann Montanaro 
Anthony Moody 
Paula \loonev 



E-30 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Beau Moore 

Debbie Morgan 

Kim Morrison 



Carol Moses 

Peggy Mueller 

Nabil Muhaisen 



Doug Murdock 

Mary Ann Murphy 

Lynn Nagle 

Jodi Nash 

Pam Nehleber 



Charles Nicholas 
Debbie Nickerson 



Sandra Ninnick 

Mark Nolan 



Leigh Norris 
Jim Nutt 




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THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-31 




Ed Odenkirchen 
Donald Owen 



Donna Padgett 
Chris Page 



Maria Papp 
Michael Parisie 



Virginia Parker 
Donna Passaro 
Brenda Peed 
Diane Peer 
Munuel Perez-Alonso 



Sally Petree 
Llovd Pinkston 



Anna Maria Platanis 
David Platz 



E-32 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Mark Plymale 
David Polanco 
Roberto Poleo 
Ron Policella 
Ricardo Ponce 



Larry Pond 



Rue! Poston 



Mike Powers 

Guston Prado 

Glenn Prescott 

Lynn Prettyman 

Gilbert Price 



Michael Quick 
Gil Ramirez 
Lois Randolph P*^' 



Nancy Rankine 

Bob Rasile 

Chris Raths 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-33 




Anne Register 
Craig Reinheimer 



Cathy Repa 
Deborah Repa 



Nola Richardson 
Rose Richardson 
Laura Ann Riley 
Terry Roberts 
Andrea Robertson 



Maureen Robinson 
Liz Rosen 



Leslie Rosenberger 
Sharon Rudv 



Jeff Rutel 

Vahid Salehi 



E-34 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Lisa Salvador 
Anne Sams 



Dori Samson 
David Sanders 



Ali Sanai 
Kim Sapecky 



Brian Sass 

Suzanne Schaefer 

Leslie Schlag 

Tony Schaii 

Milene Schott 



Debra Schreiber 
Mara Schultz 
Steve Schultz 



Mall Schuster 

Nancy Schwartz 

David Scoles 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-35 




firuce Searles 
Sherry Seidenslin 
Jamal Sharbani 



Bonnie Shellebarger 
John Sheinutt 
Jeff Shelton 



Mike Sheridan 
Todd Shook 
Jeff Simmon 
Mollie Simmons 
Ekachai Sitkrongwong 



Mike Smith 
Tom Smith 



Tricia Smith 
Kathy Snipes 



Merrill Snyder 
Donald Sol'inskv 



E-36 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Adrienne Spear 

James Spinelli 

Sheila Spinks 

Stephanie Staples 

Lynn Stelle 



Harry Stern 

Mary Strain 

Doug Strickland 

Kim Strickland 

Helen Summers 




Melissa Sunay 

Paul Swanson 

Paul Sykes 

Dale Tobias 

Morris Taiwo 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-37 




Rita Todd 
Doc Torrance 



Richard Travers 
Terry Tribbet 



Linda Triguero 
Denise Trosky 



David Tucker 
Donna Tucker 
Robert Tucker 
Mark Turcot 
Laura Turner 



Peter Valentino 
Jav Vander Horst 



Lee \'an Grack 
Tricia \auahan 



E-38 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



Juan Vilanova 
Mike Voeltz 
Nelsie Wade 

Mia Wadopian 
Dan Walden 



Julie Walton 

Steve Washington 

Brian Weaver 

Wendy Werne 

Lisa Wessler 



Cindy West 
Sue Weston 

Joanna Whalen 
David White 

Ray Widdowson 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 E-39 




F^aul Wieland 
Theresa Wigion 
Robert Wilds 
Todd Wille 
David Wilson 



John Wilson 
Jill Woodham 
Kelly Woodland 
Andrea Wright 
Anita Wright 



Rodney Wyatt 
Russell Yeilin 
Eric Young 
Mansor Zahi 
Kathi Zenuch 



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Gain and BearXt 







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JST MAKE 
SEE VOUR STAWJ> 

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.ANY TROueiE. 





The Wizard or O.U, 




DOCTOR PATTlLLO// 
THE- S7VO£A/7Z ARE 

Revolt/a/q/// 





TrARs (Traer Assault Patrols) 




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FREEZE! 



^ XKNEVJZ 
SHOULD HA\IE^^^^ 

-WIS Mom^of 



E-42 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



GOOD LUCK TO 
O.U. 

from 
BOB AND RAY 

Brookhaven Liquor Store 

4200 Peachtree Rd. 
1 Mile South of Campus 



A Step ahead 

Dunwoody Village 

5523 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road 

(404)394-5417 



Fulton 
Federal 
Savings 





BROOKHAVEN 
PHARMACY 

4001 Peachtree Rd 

Atlanta, Georgia 

233-6701 



BRIARCLIFF 
ANIMAL CLINIC 

1850 Johnson Rd. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

874-6393 



HINTON 
APOTHECARY 

3652 Chamblee Dunwoody 

Rd. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

455-1144 



PEACHTREE 

PACKAGE 

STORE 

5420 Peachtree 

Ind. Blvd. 

Chamblee, Georgia 30341 

458-2798 




Compliments 

of 

EPICURE 



Business 



Ads 
Personals 



1981 



THE YAMACRAW 



Section L 



Atlanta/Marriott HotcL 



Southern Belting 

and transmission Co. 

Atlanta Branch: 

218 Ottley Dr. N.E. 
875-1651 Atlanta, Georgia 

875-1655 

Columbus Branch: 

515 15th St. 524-7091 

Columbus, Georgia 

College Park Branch: 767-1581 

472 Plaza Dr. 
College Park, Georgia 



Guernsey Petroleum 
Corporation 

Ely Freeman 
Jack I. Freeman 



How to get out 
of the 
bookkeeping 
business and back 
to the business 
you're in. 

We'll process your payroll, 
accounts payable, accounts 
receivable, general 
ledger/Hnancial reports, 
manage your unemployment 
costs-any or all of them. 
Call 955-3600 



ADP The computing company 



6666 Powers Ferry Landing 
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 



Atlanta Pool and 

Supply Company, 
Inc. 

3166 Oakcliff Ind. St., 
Doraville, Ga. 30340 
, 404-458-7159 

"THE POOL 
DOCTOR" 

TOM S McCGNNELL 
President 

WORKING TO SERVE 
YOU BETTER 




404) 452-0516 



Bovchik's 
Deli 

Delicatessen Restaurant Catering 

4520-.-\ Chamblee-Dunwoody Road 

Georgetown Shopping Center 



F-2 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



WELCOM 





Compliments of 
O. U. Book Store 



Ernest W. Lee 
President 



FOSTER L 



B.-FOSTER COMPANY 



P. O. Box 47367 
Doraville, Georgia 30362 



Pipe, Rail & Track, Piling, 
Construction Equipment, 
Highway Products 



(404) 448-4211 



Mercedes-Benz 
1655 CHURCH ST. DECATUR 

Classic Cars Inc. 

SALES & LEASING 
EUROPEAN DELIVERY 

296-1313 

SERVICE & PARTS 

296-1377 



Lee Bros., Inc. 
Contractors 
P.O. Box 528 
1554 Cedar Grove Rd. 
Conley, Ga. 30027 



404-363-2822 



Melear's 
Pit Cooked Barbecue 

WE SPECIALIZE IN BARBECUE DINNERS 
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO PARTIES AND BANQUETS 

W M. (BILL) MELEAR 





* 



FAIRBURN 964-9933 

HWY NO. 29 
UNION CITY, GA- 



BREWER'S 
BROOKHAVEN PHARMACY, 

INC. 

4001 PEACHTREE ROAD, N.E. 

Atlanta, Georgia 
30319 



THE YAMACRAW 1981 F-3 




We mean it when we say, at Peachtree Bank 
we'll find a way. 455-8787 

Member FDIC 



Advanced Computer Concepts 

Innovations in Communications 
TEL. (404) 325-4845 

1432 TULLY ROAD 
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30329 



PAUL BOLAND 



SYSTEMS ANALYST 



Storehouse 

Storehouse, inc. /2737Apple Valley Rd.N.E./ Atlanta. Ga. 30319 



Sandy Springs • Buckhead 
Northlake 2 • Lenox Square 



F-4 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



TUXEDO 
PLUMBING 

45 Old 
Ivey Rd. N.E. 

Atlanta, 
Georgia 30342 



MITCHELL 
MOTORS 

5675 Peachtree 

Ind. Blvd. 

Chamblee, Georgia 

458-5111 



(404) 457-8275 



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CURRY I 
COPY 

CENTER OF ATLANTA, N.E. 



SHARIAN, INC. 

368 W. 

PONCE DE LEON Ave. 

Decatur, Ga. 

373-2274 

Rug and 

Carpet Cleaning 

Oriental Rugs 



Regenstein's 

3187 Peachtree Road, 

N.E. 

Atlanta, Georgia 30305 

(404) 261-8520 



5071 PEACHTREE IND. BLVD. 
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA 30341 



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"Bottled Under 

Authority of "The Coca-Cola Company" 

by THE ATLANTA COCA-COLA 

BOTTLING COMPANY 





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Our Year-After-Year Books. 

You can depend on the C&S Brookhaven Office. 

We back up your checkbook with a wide range of 

services that you can depend on, such as convenient 

Saturday banking and a statewide network of 

24-hour Instant Bankers. 

So whether you're graduating or coming back next 

year, we're always around the corner waiting to help 

you. Every day of the week. Year after year 

The Citizens and Southern National Bank 



Brookhaven Office 
4100 Peachtree Road 
Member FDIC 




THE YAMACRAW 1981 F-5 



ACCO Industries Inc. 
Material Handling Group 

4579 Lewis Rd. 

Stone Mountain, GA 30086 

(404) 939-2220 






LILLER NEAL 
WELTIN, INC. 

1 300 Life of Georgia 

Tower, 
Atlanta, GA 30308 



VULCAN 

MATERIALS 

COMPANY 

P.O. Box 7324-A 
• BIRMINGHAM, 
ALABAMA 35223 



GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 

SALUTES 

THE STUDENTS OF OGLETHORPE UNIVERSfTY 

We have challenging, good paying part-time jobs to qualified 
men and women. You may also qualify for generous financial 
assistance and many other benefits to help you complete 
your education. 

The Georgia Army Guard offers an opportunity to serve 
your state and nation while helping yourself. 



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Call 656-6254 in Atlanta. 



NATIONAL 
GUARD 




Air Conditioning & Heating Energy Management 

ROUND THE CLOCK 




LISTEN TO 

Steve McCoy 

on 

Z-93 

WZGC-FM 

6 a.m. -10 a.m. 



Refrigeration 



MECHANICAL 

mnd MAINTENANCE 



DAY AND NIGHT 

404-449-8624 Boilers & Controls 



BUY AN AD 

FOR YOUR 

ORGANIZATION 

OR 

BUSINESS 

SUPPORT 

THE 

YAMACRAW 




BRUCE PIEFKE 
PRESIDENT 



1880 JOHNSON RD, N.E • .ATLANTA. GEORGIA ?03O6 
(404) 881 -MOON 



F-6 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



AUNT 
CHARLEY'S 

3107 Peachtree Road 

Buckhead's Authentic 

Neighborhood Bar 




t^lRAVE/ooGE 



TOWER 

AT EXECUTIVE PARK 
2061 NORTH DRUID HILLS ROAD 

N.E.. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30329 




For Ticket Information Contact 

Atlanta Falcon Ticket Office 

325-2667 



Odorless Cleaning 
Custom Hand Cleaning 

1620 LaVist- Rd., N. E. 
Atlanta, Ga. 30329 

(404) 636-1442 



VADA'S Sporting 
Goods, Inc. 

5211-B BUFORD HWY 

DORAVILLE, GEORGIA 30340 

455-7660 455-7661 




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JACK DILLARD 
ANDY WALLACE 

Metro Carbonation 

410 Englewood Ave., S.E. 
Atlanta, Ga. 30315 



Bus.: 
Res,; 



(404) 627-7391 
(404) 981-6033 



THB YAMACRAW 1981 F-7 



Compliments of 

Ann's 
Greenhouse Florist 

3393 Peachtree Rd. 
Atlanta, Georgia 30319 



We deliver more . . . than 
just a car 

SPREEN TOYOTA 

4856 BUFORD 

HIGHWAY 

• 

CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA 

30341 



Compliments of 

Cactus Jack 

5345 Highway 78 

Stone Mountain, Georgia 



Compliments of 

Houlihan's Old Place 

3393 Peachtree Rd. 

Atlanta, Ga. 30319 



Compliments of 

Plankhouse Gardens 

2960 Piedmont Road 

Atlanta, GA. 30329 



BEST WISHES TO THE GRADUATING CLASS 
OF 1981 



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F/S Communications Corp. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 
"A Subsidiary of FSC Corporation" 



Executive Offices: 

6683 Jimmy Carter Boulevard 
Norcross, Georgia 30071 

(404) 447-8100 



Compliments of 

Big Star Foods 

5580 Chamblee Dunwoody 
Road 

Dunwoody, Georgia 



Compliments of 

House of Flowers 

5293 Buford Hwy. 

Doraville, Georgia 30340 



Compliments of 

Rusty Scupper 
Restaurant 

3285 Peachtree Road 
Atlanta, GA. 30329 



Compliments of 

Atlanta Costume 
Company 

& 

Knights 

Formal Wear 

2089 Monroe Drive N.E. 

Atlanta, GA. 30316 



(404) 351-8333 PROMPT 

PROFESSIONAL 
SERVICE 

Atlanta Refrigeration 
Service Company, Inc. 

INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL 

RESIDENTIAL 

HEATING & 

AIR CONDITIONING 

JAMES B REIS 
Engineer 

1746 DeFOOR Avenue N.W 
ATLANTA, GA 30318 



Compliments of 

Houston's Restaurant 

3321 Lenox Road N.E. 

Atlanta. GA. 30316 



Compliments of 

Merle Norman 

Cosmetics 

Chamblee Plaza Shopping 

Center 

Chamblee. GA. 30341 



F-8 1981 THE YAMACRAW 



PRAISE. LIKE GOLD i 
DIAMONDS OWES ITS 
VALUE ONLY TO SCAR- 
CITY -SAMLEL JOHN- 
SON, JBKEY 



GtMjd luck Su?jnne Schjefcr 
Irom *\ishj 



TO BIG SIS CC LOVE 



Thank you members of the 
Yamacraw slafL especialK 
Jeff i Nicki for ihc hard 
work \ou pul in ihe pageant' 



A deep heartfelt thanks also 
to the most genuine & lo\al 
guys around — RUDD' 
Sincerely Sheila Marx - 

MISS Vamacraw 



Personal Ads 



thinking lakes bul a moment 
while the results of vour 
action ma> last a life time 



REMEMBER THE RULE 
OF 1756 LED ZEPPELIN 
GIVETH. AND THE FINE 
FOLKS AT SWANSONG 
T\KE KENWOOD ET 
ADELE FIAT- SICKO 



THANKS FOR EVER'i- 
THING BIG SISTER 
LOVE VA LEATHER 



Peter IS a friend of mine 
Hey Peter' I love em'" 



CATHY. HI FROM YOl R 
BIG SIS' 



CONGRATULATIONS 
ESSA THANK YOl. 
Rashid and same to vou 



ADELE- YOU LL BE MY 
ONLY. MY ONE AND 
ONLY. IS THAT THE 
WAY IT SHOULD 

START' LOVE. MARK 



THE SCORE SA\S FOL R 
NAST>'S •! 



Get thee to a nunners 
Lidewcs You are so loose' 
Michelle 



Jama) Alh.i/mi I In 



1.2. .1,4. ain't gonna be j 
pledge no more! Starbuck 



THANKS TO R W & C R 
for time and Patience well 
spent LAR 



Help! I Have Been Trapped 
in the Y'amacraw office By a 
Mob of Degenerates with 
X-actos! Any Minute They 
Might Nooo 



Hi' I'm a rubber ball'" 



MUSKETEERSi:.! POLKA 
DOTLEATHERPIXIEAND 
REABUCK - BUCKLOTTE 
STARBUCK 

PTK FOREVER' 



NUKE THE PREPPIES 
THE F F A T L R E S 
CREATL!RF 



CONGRATULATIONS 
TO THE NEW CHI 
OMEGA SISTERS" (ES- 
PECIALLY LIL' SIS 
DOMINIQUE'I LOVE IN 
CHI O. ANN 



Kelly. Mary. Gilbcrl-You 
STINK Lee Boggus-You'rc 
so LAZY'MM 



Randi Poston. Daughter ot 
Ruel and Debbie, would like 
to sa\ ■■C;OOGHEE. 
GOOPLE FURP 



TO BE OR NOT TO BE 
THAT WAS THE 
QUESTION BYE OL 
B MIRANDA 



TIGERS LOVE T\B" 



Congralula 



Yamacraw Staff from 
FRIEND' 



Go slow and eas\ til sou get 
It right Love, JDT' 



RUDD-KEEP IT GOING 
GUYS SHOW OU 
WHAT WERE ABOUT 
BOBBY 



Good morning 
GLORY-Lidewey Raise 
Havoc in Houston! Have 
yourself one helluva lime' 
Michelle 



HELLO TO THE 
TRANSPLANTED 
YANKEE FROM THE 
GEORGIA REDNECK 



Please, Save The Whales! 



Intramural Basketball 
Champs "How Bout Them 
Devil Dogs" Best of LUCK 
Drew and Greg 
■YODA 



To two special friends Dr. 
Moffie. & Dr. Wolf - May 
Love and Happiness shine 
forever Bright in your Life. - 
Linda 



Dear 2 and 3 CHARGE! 
Love I 



Julianne and Janet Geddis 



SOMEONE HAD TO 
TAKE THIS SPACE, WHY 
NOT NICKI AND JEFF?! 




2366 SYLVAN HOAO • EAST POINT. GEORGIA 30344 • 404-766-2100 



VICTOR E. COVINGTON 

Controller 



SINGLE SOURCE RESPONSIBILITY 



PERMA-CLAD 
OF GEORGIA 

(A DIV OF ATLANTA VENETIAN BLIND MFG CO 1 

4400 AMWILER ROAD • P,0. BOX 47160 • DORAVILLE.GA. 30362 




Compliments of 

Knopp's Country 
Garden Florist 

4230 Lawrenceville Hwy. 
Lilburn, Georgia 30247 



881-9048 

1006 

N. Highland 

At Virginia 



TACO MAC 

(HARD TIMES CAFE) 



881-9048 
Open Daily 

11-3 AM 
Sun. 12-12 



ATLANTA'S ONLY LOCATION FOR BUFFALO STYLE 

CHICKEN WINGS 

Fresh Cooked As Ordered, Served With Fresh Celery Strips And 

Homemade Bleu Cheese Dip And Our Own Special Sauce. 

MILD — MEDIUM — HOT 

CHICKEN IS CHICKEN BUT THE WING IS THE THING! 

We Have The Largest Selection Of Beer In The State Of Georgia! 

Choose from A Selection Of 140 Beers & Ale 

From All Over The World 



Also New Location 



Plaza Pizzeria - 1051 Ponce de Leon 



Compliments of 

Dorothy Gill's 
Blossom Shop 

5476 Peachtree Ind. Blvd. 
Chamblee, Georgia 30341 



Retrospect 



1981 



THE YAMACRAW 



S-;clion G 




Continued from Pg. 1 
conflicts, particularly those in El Salvador, 
left concerns that the United States might 
again bite off a bigger hunk of foreign 
policy than it could manage. Closer to 
home, supposedly unimposing Mount 
Saint Helens blew its lid and ran the 
pollution index right off the charts. 
Unusually flammable hotels, especially 
the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, made 
people think twice before going on 
vacation. 

Also, certain individuals became 
suddenly, unexpectedly newsworthy, if 
only because they were members of 
bereaved families. Newly widowed Yoko 
Ono came into focus as thousands 
complied with her request for ten minutes 
of silence to honor and remember the slain 
John Lennon. Nancy Reagan and Sarah 
"Raccoon" Brady were publicly scrutin- 
ized as they, and families of other victims 




of the assassination attempt on President 
Reagan, gradually normalized their lives, 
and unknown numbers of Catholics and 
other Christians throughout the world 
anxiously awaited news on the condition 
of Pope John Paul 11. 

Perhaps the most memorable 
mourners, though, were those whose 
names only a few photographic memories 
can recall. In our own Atlanta, 28 
different families became a unit as they 
each lost a member to a senseless and 
terrible death. The nation rallied to the 
plight of these people: green ribbons 
appeared on shirts and blouses every- 
where; thousands of dollars poured in as 
reward money for the cessation of the 
tragedy; hundreds of people gathered early 
on Saturdays to search for evidence. Still, 
every death was one too many, and the 
fate of these young black people was a sad, 
blatant reminder of how far humanity has 
yet to go. 

If all these less-than-golden memories 
give you the shakes or if they make you 
wonder what such a nice piece of gloom 
is even doing in a yearbook, be sure to wait 
just a moment before you despair. One of 
the shortcomings of human interest is that 
it tends to overshadow good news with 
bad, so take a moment to remember the 
events that weren't so depresssing. 

This was the year, for instance, when 
the hostages in Iran were finally released, 
and on one short Inauguration Day, 
America, bedecked coast-to-coast with 
yellow ribbons, stood tall and proud to 
usher in a new leader and welcome its own 
back home. For a generation raised on 
student protests and national self-criticism 
followed by general apathy, it was a nice 
change of pace to be unblushingly 




patriotic. The \ear also boasted the arrival 
of the Space Shuttle. Earth's first real 
spaceship and an example of man's better 
points: ingenuity, cleverness, and the 
ability to dream. You might have 
witnessed the birth of a new era - that's 
pretty impressivel 

if you think back, you probably 
remember times >ou had right on campus 
in your own little bit of space that made 
you glad about life and the living of it. 
You might have been proud that you 
didn't throw the alarm clock against the 
wall and forget about classes. Maybe your 
special moment was getting a particular 
grade, an intramural game you didn't 
expect to win. or even something really 
corny like a walk with someone special or 
a sunset in a pure orange and violet-pink 
sky. Maybe it was meeting someone who 
shared your love for New Wave music or 
the Grateful Dead, or who hated (or wore) 
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Memoriam 



Cleo Ficklin was Oglethorpe's receptionist until 
she was stricken with cancer last year. During her 
career here, which began in 1970, she also worked 
as a registrar and as faculty secretary, basically 
helping out wherever she could. Many people may 
only have known her telephone voice, while others 
remember her extensive knowledge of Oglethorpe's 
people and activities - the way she kept up with them 
and cared about them. Those who knew her best 
think of her as a generous person and a true 
Christian, who loved people, and who would "do 
anything in the world - for anybody." She will always 
be remembered as a very special lady, and will be 
missed by those minv people with whom she 
cheerfully and patiently came in contact daily at the 
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as you (lid. it could be anything. Whatever 
the moment, it was all yours. 

Amidst all these emotional events. 
Oglethorpe University has been sitting 
quietly in its own little corner of the city. 
trying to claim fame as "Atlanta's 
.Suburban University," even though so few 
Atlantans are aware of its history, people 
or activity, and so many of its students are 
from the Northeast, Florida or South 
America. But it takes more than a catchy 
slogan to symbolize Oglethorpe. The 
Stormy Petrel and the Boar's Head seal 
also represent the school, but none are as 
memorable as the bell tower in its Gothic 
architecture, chiming the time of day with 
its unique melody. 

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Unless you care enough to look 
closely, one year at Oglethorpe looks 
pretty much like another. The college year 
might have seemed chaotic for freshmen 
and transfer students, particularly those 
who had to adapt to a new country as well 
as a new school, but for most, it offered 
predictability. Many things are simply 
characteristic of a college, like having to 
rework chemistry lab and invent the data 
that was supposed to come out, copying 
a neighbor's notes from a missed lecture, 
or getting together with your friends (or 
whoever can provide coffee and encour- 
agement) to pull an infamous all-nighter 
before an exam. And the years progress 
as usual. Semesters come and go. 
Cafeteria food is always . . . cafeteria 
food, Georgia rains drench the campus 
year-round (unless it snows, but it didn't 
this xyinter), there is never enough hot 
water for all the dormitory dwellers, and 
it seems like the mailboxes are always 
empty. If this all sounds routine, then you 
have the basic idea. Most people who 
choose to attend Oglethorpe come here 
because it is a quiet place to learn, not 
because they are looking for Disney 
World, round-the-clock parties or excite- 
ment to last a lifetime. 

The school year did, however, sport 
a few changes in the yearly schedule that 
gave it a touch of character. For example, 
even though the lawn in the "ther- 
mometer" received quite a load of dye, the 
college lost a lot of green tearing down the 
old wooden gatehouse (can anyone 
remember exactly what it looked like?) 
and conjuring up a new one out of 
hopefully imposing stone and mortar. 
According to reports, it is the only 
collegiate gothic gatehouse in America. 
Whether the Guinness people were 
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Alumni Dorm, never again to see it in its 
old and not so dear form. Sobs tore the 
night air, especially from those who found 
they had to move out of the building and 
crowd themselves in somewhere else. 
Okay, so it seemed trivial, but who knows 
how many undergrads have laughed, 
played ball, or staggered sleepily through 
its halls, and who those people really 
were? Finally, of course, this is the year 
when we almost didn't get you the black 
and beige yearbook you are holding. In 
fact, we almost didn't get it anywhere, but 
we managed it in the end, and there's a 
moral hiding in there somewhere. The 
year was also marked by smaller, 
day-to-day, unexpected events. Some were 
as uncommon as the landing of balloons 
in the intramural field, or as funny as the 
little white dog with the unprintable name, 
who made his way into the hearts and 
under the feet of all Oglethorpe. But what 
really makes a year unique are the 
different people, with their diverse 
combinations of interests, talents, and 
strengths. We have a community of 
writers, dancers, athletes, music lovers, 
comedians, philosophers, politicians, party 
goers, scientists, artists, actors, realists, 
individualists, humanitarians . . . you 
name it. Each person has his or her part 
in the character of the year. 

Like the rest of the world, Oglethorpe 
had its changes. However, in view of such 
evolution, it becomes apparent that one of 
the school's finest qualities is its staying 
power. The year in question may have 
seemed insane or disastrous at times, but 
the school has tolerated that and more. It 
has survived the eras of Queen Victoria 
and Warren G. Harding, the Charleston, 
the Hustle and the Peppermint Twist. It 
saw its way through the Great Depression, 
two World Wars, a "police action" in 

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Korea and another conflict that people 
still don"t like to talk about much. It has 
lived through Ragtime and Benny 
Goodman and the Beatles, and is even 
surviving New Wave. It silently endured 
student activism, Weltner fires, low-flying 
airplanes, whale-nuking, and a near fatal 
budget squeeze in the 1960s. All these 
examples indicate that Oglethorpe is here 
to stay, and that it is destined to play a 
significant part in the development, 
mental and emotional, of those people who 
call it theirs. 

Now that you have reminisced on the 
year this book tries to capture, you can 
show your neighbor's kids what you looked 
like "back then"' in the pictures. We hope 
that we successfully covered a segment of 
your O.U. College Experience, and 
reminded you, if only a little, of the people 
and happenings that helped shape you into 
the person you are.