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During the 1987-88 school year, as the Agnes Scott ' s 1989 centennial loomed near, the campus celebrated and initiated the Centennial Campaign fund rais- ing drive. On September 22 the year- long extravaganza began with a black tie dinner at the Atlanta Commerce Club for alumnae, faculty, Broad of Trustees, corporate friends, founda- tion sponsors, and three prominent students, Kathy White, Student Government Association President, Krista Langford, Honor Court Presi- dent, and Christy Noland, Interdorm President. President Schmidt an- nounced that the goal of the Centen- nial Campaign was to raise $35 mil- lion " to undergird this outstanding college for its second century. " With a $14 million bequest from George Woodruff and $10 million from other donors the fundraising drive already had a hefty head start. On the following day at Convoca- tion the plan was unveiled to stu- dents along with a brand new admis- sions videotape that highlighted all that is wonderful about Agnes Scott. After this, one of the most rousing convocations of the year, each stu- dent, faculty member, and staff member exited Presser to find a Cen- tennial Campaign T-shirt and Zippy, the roller skating chimp who was hired especially for the morning ' s celebration. However, the extravaganza was not yet over. On September 26 the brand new Woodruff Quad was offi- cially dedicated to the memory of George and Irene Woodruff. A brief ceremony was held on the marble steps during which President Schmidt and Board of Trustees Chairman, L.L. Gellerstedt, Jr., spoke of the longstanding connection between our college and the Wood- ruffs and about George Woodruffs legendary philanthropic work. Other days of celebration included the ded- ication of the new Student Center in February and the Physical Activities Center in March. The feature com- mon to all these extravaganzas was the dedication to continuing and strengthening the Agnes Scott tradi- tion of offering the finest education and facilities to young women throughout this century and beyond.
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MtiOfli ^Jihxeelien M The 1987-88 school year was marked by not only changes in the physical appearance of the campus, but also, by numerous ad- justments in the academic realm, where Agnes Scott is already justly renowned for its excellence. During the spring semester the most imme- diate and startling change — evening classes — was introduced. These classes, which ran from 5:45 to 7:00 twice a week, allowed entirely free mornings or afternoons. According to Associate Dean Harry Wistrand, stu- dents can expect an expansion of the evening class in 1988-89, when class- es that run from 4:00 to 5:15 are add- ed. In the fall semester the faculty be- gan considering more profound changes, changes in the curriculum. Tentative plans and programs were announced at the September 30 con- vocation. The Art Department Chair, Dr. Terry McGehee was inter- ested in a visiting arts program, ren- novation of Dana, and more support concerning the personnel, such as secretaries, curators, and building managers. In the English Department, Chair Linda Hubert proposed a writers in residence program, a writing lab, and an expanded creative writing pro- gram that would include a course and internships in the field of journalism. These programs would serve a broad spectrum of students. Freshmen with writing anxiety or inadequate writ- ing ability would benefit from the guidance offered in a writing lab. Those with a keen interest in writing would enjoy the proximity of a writer in residence and the opportunity to explore journalism in depth. Many other departments, includ- ing the German Department, the Chemistry Department, the Physical Education Department, and the Bi- ble and Religion Department planned curriculum changes that ranged from including Global Awareness fees in tuition to creating a women ' s studies library. Just as the campus renovations enhance student life, these academic changes enhance student learning opportunities. These adjustments show that main- taining excellence requires constant adaptations and refinement even at a very traditional college like Agnes Scott.
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