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1972 Bonhomie Furman University Volume 72Contents Introduction.........4 Activities..........18 Academics...........66 Organizations.......88 Athletics..........116 Classes............160 Ads 190Something big happened this year. The disillusionment which had begun early in 1971 was evidenced by the large number of students who dropped out of nearly everything except school itself. Yet, there was something rumbling underfoot.This rumbling somehow had not resulted in the apathetic death spasms which some had expected. Plainly, no entirely new energetic vitality was the result, yet the beginning had begun. It was a redirection of energy that was not clearly defined.Most of the old fronts which previously had been characterized by overt, large-number organizations gave way to a new religious, academic, personal, and interpersonal awareness. This awareness bred concern — a real concern which no longer needed quantitative, showy, and prestigious demonstrations. The students had begun to discern their new direction.By Winter Term 1972, Furman students came to the realization of what it means to have student power. As a result, organization was begun on the part of the students to agitate actively, yet systematically, for specific changes in certain time-worn policies, such as Open Houses and language requirements. At least something was happening.The rumbling may continue for another ten years; it may already be dying. Somehow, though, that’s not the point. The important thing is that something, whatever it is, has started. This year yielded only one chapter of a highly complex story. For the students of Furman University present and future, it is their story.They have the awareness of what it that they have. That's important.ir BECAUSE THEY WANT TO 'There is no reality except in action." If this statement by John-Paul Sartre is correct, one would be hard-pressed at times to prove that the Furman community exists at all. A community in action means individuals in action — but where does one find them to put together a cohesive picture of the whole? One could look in the usual places — the auditorium, theater, student center, student government offices, dorms. But he'd have to look hard to find much happening. As one bewildered transfer student put it, “Where does everybody go after classes?" Within the Furman community, it appears that each individual goes where he wishes and nowhere else. The frenzied activity of former years, participation for the sake of participation, has no meaning for the present-day student. A prime example is student government. The highly-charged atmosphere of former campaigns and the prestige of vic-toiy have vanished; this year only one candidate even bothered to run for each of two student body offices. The drastic overhaul of the entire constitutional structure could do nothing to counteract a pervasive lack of interest in office-holding. But what has evolved is an emphasis on student services; those candidates who do run for office do so because they have concrete plans in mind. The trend today is on activity for the sake of personal response and meaning, and nowhere is this trend more evident than at the most active place on campus, the student center. Planned activities often suffer for lack of support, but students are constantly exchanging ideas in groups of two or three. The Information Desk, home base for CESC, can claim most of the observable action. But even though the Service Corps has expanded to corporation magnitude through a crusade-like recruitment program, its works of healing in the Greenville community still take place on a person-to-person level. One finds sporadic bursts of other activity wherever students become interested Plays and concerts elicit respectable support, and an occasional speaker provokes excited response. tivitiesMinority groups establish their own activity patterns, touching the pattern of the whole through individuals. Eager foreign-study groups set out culture-bound, only to return culture-shocked and uncertain about just where to look for the previous identity they had established at Furman. Activity at Furman is hardly noticeable on the surface. In a day when traditions of all types have been rejected and a gradual change in the academic environment parallels the emergence of a more serious student, individuals simply won't take the time for activities for their own sake. The result is a community — if one may call it that — where action is on a person-to-person level. And in this sense the Furman community is very real. —Carol Andrews Activities 19Dialogue 71 was a cooperative effort. Designed to help freshmen become a part of the Furman community, the program consisted of groups of ten freshmen with a faculty member and an upperclassman as facilitators. The activities of each group depended on the individual members. Some groups enjoyed outings to Paris Mountain, the Greek Restaurant, the bowling alley, or the professor’s home for dinner. Other groups found open discussions beneficial. No matter what approach, the goal of each group was to help freshmen make the transition into college life by giving them a place to air their feelings as well as form new friendships. Was the program successful? The opinion is varied among freshmen and facilitators. Success, much like the approach and activities of each group, rested with the individual. The person who participated, contributed, and worked found his group experience rewarding. For the individual who never attended or attended only once, the program was a complete waste of time. Perhaps more than any other activity at Furman this year. Dialogue 71 was a program designed for, and dependent upon the individual. 20 Dialogue'71 —Virginia VannDialogue 71 21"A Long Way To Go” 22 Black The culmination of interest among the ranks of Black students this year was the organization of a Black Student Union. Hopefully, this action will increase Furman’s awareness of a culture with an increasingly large representation in the student body. The following statements are Blacks’ reactions to the Bonhomie staffs questions about their personal roles and Furman’s part in their daily lives. “I spend a lot of time in the. Student Center making the best of what soul records are on the jukebox." ‘‘The main disadvantage is the social life because there are so few blacks.” “The Black Student Union we’re forming will definitely provide us with social activities where the university has failed." “Because organizations and entertainment are geared to the majority, we're forced to seek involvement and enjoyment away from Furman.” “We do things more as a group without the emphasis on couples and dating that the white students have.’’ "It’s real hard to get places if you don’t own a car.”“Until Furman enrolls at least one-hundred Black students, the social events will necessarily continue to exclude Blacks as a group." “Furman has a lot of potential social outlets for its Black students — they just have to be put to use." “It’s hard to fit back in when you go home. When I first went home last year, I felt really out of place, and it took a while l cforc I was back into it." “I have found Furman to be an exceedingly warm environment with a fairly good mixture of ethnic groups with differing social backgrounds.” “There is no advantage in being Black on the Furman campus." "Furman still has a long way to go." 24 Blacks26 Women's DormThe Virginia Brick Beehive Carpets in the freshman halls are very conducive to late-night, early-morning talk sessions. Subjects range from truth tables to innuendo, with occasional songfests. In addition, the doors are usually all open, effusing music, voices, and perfumy smells. A tennis game in the hall or a popcorn party in the kitchen fills lonely Saturday nights. And the bathrooms are always maid-clean. Upperclassman dorms are a little different. They’re quiet — like tombs. That’s just because the routines are getting a little old. And a little harder maybe. Friendships have solidified somewhat. And everyone is down to the grubby, hair-rolling, stereo-accompanied, term-paper writing reality of college. And the bathrooms aren’t always clean. In either case, the Virginia brick beehive is where the girls live. And sleep. And laugh. And cry on occasion. That's life — in the women’s dorms. Women’s Dorm 27The Entropy Ethic Room decor reflects the personalities of the inhabitants. Ankle-deep are strewn clothes that are shoveled aside only on the occasion of Open Houses. Herein are prime example's of the validity of the entropy ethic. Consideration for neighbors is sometimes minimal in terms of decibels. Valuable experience in dealing with life’s frustrations is provided by the soft drink machines. But friendships are cultivated and the material for personality studies is inexhaustible. The men’s dorms are home to some — to others, merely a resting place. 28 Mens Dorm 32 StriiigfcltowStringfellow—A Doubletake A lawyer, an author, and a lay theologian. In convocation — just another gloom and doom prophet, with another dr)' lecture. With smaller groups — a sensitive human being, with his memories of Berrigan and better days. Stale on stage. But fresh in feedback. William Stringfellow — a man worth knowing. Stringfellow 33Veteran Kerry: Inflammatory The head of Vietnam Veterans Against the War is young, energetic, and serious. He swept across the campus one night, strongly attacking the escalation of the war by the Nixon administration. His style, his words, and his actions a I mast gave off sparks. The next morning this bundle of energy was gone, leaving Furman to its previous tranquil state that, as John Kerry put it, "reminds me of Forest Lawn." 34 Kerry Nutter: Warmed-Over G. Warren Nutter is like cold spinach. Because he handed us the same old stuff about the U.S. plans for withdrawal from the war; and all we could hand him back were the same questions and disgusted looks that he had heard and seen many times before. Nothing phased him. And he forced us to start thinking of some new answers. The Assistant Secretary of Defense — we didn’t like him, but he was good for us. Nutter 35Sugarloaf: Celebration Sugarloaf came late and stayed long. And played — oh. how they played. Down front people went wild. In the hack a few went to sleep. Maybe you had to be close to the stage and their sweaty contortions to feel what was happening. 361 SugarloafJeremy: Sharing He sang some heavy-country songs about animals, places, people. Sometimes he talked to everybody, even George the dog. He said things like “Here I am; this is what I have to give to you because I love you all and want to share me with you." Some liked him; some didn't — but everybody listened — Jeremy Storch. Jeremy Storch 3738 Lighthouse Lighthouse: Virtuosity With eleven members and a thousand instalments, how could they go wrong? Somehow it all seemed to fit together, and the Canadians called Lighthouse were received with enthusiasm. They told the audience to get loose, then began pulling strings. Lighthouse 39Death of a Salesmai Willy Loman was a salesman, and for a salesman there is no rock bottom to life. He was a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they started not smiling back — that was an earthquake. A salesman has got to dream — it comes with the territory. But is Willy's dream the only dream — to come out the number one man? Is Willy Loman s death the real American tragedy? Perhaps not, but Furman and Greenville audiences came in record-breaking numbers to see the stoiy and decide for themselves. 40 Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman 41 Juno and the Paycock 42 Juno and the PaycockThe IRA street fighting in Belfast — terrorist bombings in England — get the British out of Ireland — Sean O'Casey's 1924 ’tragicomedy’ of Irishmen interrupting their domestic battles long enough to resist the British. A perfect theatrical fusion of theme and technique. Juno’s magnificent prayer still ringing in our ears as her Paycock, lost in alcoholic reveries, drunkenly blabbers out his slogan, ’The whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis’.” It is at once the whole truth and something less than the whole truth — the key to O’Casey’s tragicomic view of the twentieth century. Juno and the Paycock 43SGA Rediscovered •14 Student GovernmentA lot of students at Furman this year talked about environmental change. They looked at what they had, and wondered how they could change it to fit their life style a little better. Not only that, they wanted to influence the total outside environment of which their community was a part. Then they discovered something. They already had a student government ready for operation. In its initial year under a new, up-dated constitution, SGA was rc-designed as a tool. Some people used it, and the Furman environment was carved and molded into a new shape. Library hours were lengthened for scholars who studied past 10:00. The lx ok co-op continued to sell secondhand lx oks. SGA loans were available for those who needed a fast fifty bucks ... or less. Interested students manned a phone-in service, furnishing general health information and making referrals to doctors or clergy. Community-campus meetings brought businessmen on campus to confront students with the world of profit and loss. SGA volunteers distributed pamphlets concerning drugs and drug abuse. Student Government 45And’a regular schedule of Open Houses was approved for the spring. In a winter student government meeting, the majority voted to have a student-declared open house even on threat of suspension, if the procedure was declared constitutional. And even though the procedure was declared unconstitutional, this was the first student government meeting in which students got actively involved in letting the administration know how they felt. In a matter of days, the schedule of Open Houses drawn up by men’s and women’s government had been approved. But this wasn’t all. Some also cared about the environment outside — pollution, wars, other college campuses, the world. Again, SCA could be one tool. Upon withdrawal from the S. C. State Student Legislature, students voted to join the National Student Lobby with headquarters in Washington. The NSL gave lobbying efforts by collecting student opinion in referenda and sending out weekly reports of their proceedings. In correlation with this new membership, SCA also sponsored an extensive voter registration drive in an attempt to get students registered for the November elections. Student council also passed a resolution on a twenty-four hour fast; the dining hall was closed for two meals and the money saved went to the East Pakistani Relief Fund. These extra-community programs expressed student interest in the larger environment. 46 Student GovernmentStudent Government 4748 Student CovemmentConcerning Furmans relationship to other school governments, Furman was respected by many of its peer colleges as the trendsetter this year. SGA President Mike Ray, also this year’s chairman of the South Carolina Student Body Presidents' Association, propagated many of Furman’s programs so that they were also adopted by other schools. For example, Furman led the trend to pull out of the S.C. State Student Legislature, which is now undergoing extensive evaluation and regrouping. SCA is a tool. This year a few students rediscovered it, and used it to change their surroundings for the better. Looking toward the immediate future, the trend seems to be toward more things happening in SGA by more people who are sincerely interested in a lot of things. President-elect Adrienne Radulovic urged this development in her initial address to the student body this winter. She called on each individual to get involved in what interested him the most. "Most people here have a basic desire to do something,’’ she said. "And it is up to SGA to channel these desires into concerted efforts.” SGA is not intended to be just a handful of appointed or elected “top-dogs”. Student government has 2000 members, who always pay their dues. They might as well get their money’s worth. Student Government 49Grand Central 7:00 a.m. — Silence. Sunrise. 8:00 a.m. — One groggy student enters gray Post Office, frowns into his empty mailbox, jiggles the handle on the Pal-a-den door. Finding it locked, he gropes his way to class, forgetting that today is a free cut. 9:00 a.m. — The Student Center Proper grinds into motion. The Book Store opens, and two or three stragglers wander in for a new Bic pen or a birthday card. 10:00 a.m. — Downstairs is filling up. Bodies are draped over tables, between chairs, or into coffee cups, depending on whom they’re talking to and when their next class is. 11:00 a.m. — The Paladin and Bonhomie offices begin to pour out sounds of typewriters and smells of fresh photographs and stale coffee. 12:00 noon — Lunchtime traffic. A few get off- the freeway long enough to stop by the upstairs pool tables or the downstairs chaplains’ offices, depending on certain inclinations. 1:00 p.m. — Lines of last-minute check -cashers wriggle like captive snakes inside the fluorescent display case of the bank. 2:00 p.m. — Desertion. Except for The Bridge Came. 3:00 p.m. — A lone CESC’er, leaning across the information desk in intent conversation with the girl Ix'hind it, suddenly remembers the car keys he came to get in the first place. 4:00 p.m. — The lull before ... 501 Student CenterStudent Center 515:00 p.m. — The Storm. The Great Suppertime Migration sweeps through the doors and out into the rose garden. 6:00 p.m. — Chattering lovebirds flutter back from the dining hall and establish perches. Floods of girls stream to the Post Office (again!) between banks of amorous oglers. 7:00 p.m. — Yawns, stretches, and goodbyes for the study-minded. 8:00 p.m. — One die-hard delves for a dime. Jukebox screams “Revival” for the thousandth time since the little man came and put it on the selector. 9:00 p.m. — Remaining loiterers break for film arts movie “The Boys in the Band” — anything to avoid the dorm. 10:00 p.m. — Study-breakers assault the booths with pizzas in right hands and teas in left. 10:30 p.m. — Grill closes. 12:00 midnight — Silence. —Linda McNeill 52 Student CenterStudent Center 53Communiversity CESC is not out to change the world. At least not this year ... not next year ... nor the next. And contrary to the widely-held opinion, the organization does not believe in the divine right of CESC. Furman students who volunteer for CESC work are involved in the Greenville area. They are involved in adult literacy programs, child enrichment programs, mini-parks, drug centers, housing projects, and schools. 54 CESC56 CESCThe organization’s symbol is two outstretched hands — the Greenville community reaching out to grasp the hand of Furman University students. Sen-ice Corps offers the chance to become involved in the community; it provides students the opportunity to meet and know another little piece of the world. Education cannot be separated into fifty-minute periods three times a day, nor contained within the brick walls of a campus complete with fountains. The greater part of education lies beyond the iron gates of this campus; CESC volunteers seek it out. They are learning about children and adults, poverty, sickness, bigotry, life, the world. They are doing a little bit to change that world. But they know they won't succeed this year . . . nor next year . . . nor the next... —Cijndi Stump CESC 57England offers freedom, a total living-learning environment. Freedom to explore the world of Lawrence. Eliot, Shakespeare. Freedom to encounter the present — a society seeking to meet the needs of more than fifty million people. Freedom to encounter the past — ancient castles and cathedrals which breathe life into history. Students also seek experience outside the limits of literature and history. They sample the endless variety of London life or the more rustic fare of Stratford. Freedom brings responsibility. In England, each one determines his own experience and must accept the consequences. Some value systems meet the test of experience; others give way to a new search. Some students return strengthened; others return confused; others return with the basis for a new look at life. No one remains the same. — Henry Parr % p %England 59The Old Men Wear Berets France is across the ocean. The people speak French. They have a good French accent. The children lcam to speak French at an early age. The old men wear berets. The people don't shave under their arms, especially the men. They hate Americans. I am an American. They hate me. 601 FranceAny tourist will tell you about France. But students spending three months in Paris couldn’t exist simply as tourists — in fact, they didn’t want to. So they might tell you different things about France. Like how all the history lx oks and cultural analyses don’t really capture the country’s personality, lake the difference between the fast, busy life of Paris and the slower, more casual life of the French countryside. Or how the French culture embodies a certain amount of pride. Being proud of their language and civilization, the people expect visitors to adapt to this culture. Learning the language, knowing what to say and when to say it, is a big part of this adaptation. Furman students in Paris had either to conform to the ways of the city or remain estranged from it. They decided to conform— and can tell you a lot more than the average tourist. — Kris Kennedy France 61Not Just Waltzes The American, as every Viennese knows, is a great collector. It is not at all unusual, then, that the Furman group in Vienna returned with an assortment of authentic Austrian craftsmanship which can be found everywhere in the world except in Austrian homes: cuckoo clocks, jewelry, candles, steins, and figurines. The group also returned with countless slides of the same buildings, ticket stubs, tired feet, and dirty clothes. The group brought the figurines and steins for their parents and friends. Those items which to the students were of true value were unable to be given away. Indeed, in many cases they were unexplainable. especially to someone who measures the success or failure of a trip by how well the pictures turned out. Those items of value included a working facility in German, especially the Viennese dialect; a deep appreciation of art, architecture and music; the satisfaction of having lived successfully in another culture. The students returned with something of far greater value, however, which never can be included in the cost of tuition. This prize in the collection was a feeling for the Viennese way of life — a way of life which involves a relaxed pace, an emphasis on those things in life which deserve consideration, and a disregard for those things which don't. — Carl Springer 62 ViennaVienna 63THE ACADEMIC YEAR President Gordon Blackwell urged ■ scholarly attainmentr af the first convocation. On Wednesday. September 22, in the opening convocation of the school year, Furman University President Gordon W. Blackwell urged Furman students to make “scholarly attainment” their first goal so that they could learn "to become problem-solvers for a sick society." The 1971-72 academic year had begun. Once more the mere existence of the “standard of excellence" concept was questioned. Through editorials and discussions students debated the priority of local campus athletics over national academic standards. Administrative and faculty members reported that although Blackwell's high standards had not yet been reached, “significant strides” had been made. New administrative and faculty personnel joined the already outstanding group of scholastic leaders at Furman. Academic policies centered around creating interest in superior academic achievements such as Rhodes Scholarships for Furman students and Phi Beta Kappa membership for the university. THE GOAL In an attempt to strengthen Furman's basic goal of academic excellence, die administration strove to integrate all facets of school life with scholarship. A special goals committee, which included President Gordon Blackwell, Vice-President and Dean Francis Bonner, and Dr. Edgar McKnight, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, outlined a working, long-term definition of Furman’s basic purpose. According to Dean McKnight. this purpose is basically educational: “to introduce students to the methods and concepts of liberal learning and to prepare them for the lifelong process of becoming educated.” Student research and service are subordinated to this basic purpose. Everything was concentrated toward this educational task, with programs and activities planned to carry out this goal. COORDINATION PLUS With sociology professor Dr. Eugene Johnson as chairman, a special coordinating committee formulated plans for the winter term, including in the schedule such unique courses as Red Man’s America, Energy, and Folk Religion in America. An interdisciplinary course in Urban Studies, concentrating on Columbia, a planned city in Maryland, 68 Academic Yearwas also offered. The fall term continued to offer a foreign study program in England, and additional programs were established in Paris and Vienna. The Academic Program Committee reviewed what was happening and, more importantly, what should have happened. Under its supervision, such matters as general education requirements, pass-fail and credit by examination options, and independent study got their fair share of consideration and evaluation. These programs specialized in helping students "learn to learn” and emphasized those concepts which required the student to "get it on his own.” According to Dr. McKnight, independent study allows students to "succeed or fail on their own.” In the credit by examination option, students must prove their comprehension of a subject in order to gain credit for the course. Regardless of how good these concepts sound, their effectiveness was determined only when they were put into practice. The academic year found students attempting to update the general education requirements, as they voiced discontent with present standards through petitions and articles. An innovation in the curriculum was instituted with a change in elective requirements. The Academic Program Committee, with the faculty's approval, authorized a new rule allowing students to take elective courses in any area outside their major department. Previously B.A. students were required to take at least one-half of their electives outside the division of their major. This new ruling provides freedom for students to choose courses in which they have more interest. A Special Services Program materialized, which was designed to provide tutorial help for academically marginal students. The Reading Skill Program was another aid in boosting academic performances this year. EXCEDRIN NO. 151 Advances were also made in academic performance among the faculty, but with more headaches. "Continuing healthy competition and tension . . . creates healthy developments in and out of divisions," remarked Dr. McKnight. The administration, then, did acknowledge the fact that there was “friendly warfare" taking place at Furman. Evident primarily between the humanities and natural sciences, this competi-lion slowly worked its way into a more congenial relationship. During the 1971-72 academic year, more interdisciplinary courses were set up, integrating subject matter from various fields. Human Sexuality .and Philosophy of Science were only two courses .of several which served to bridge the gap between the divisions. Still, resentment, however slight, could not be merely imagined, for the enterprising sciences seemed to be considered first in financial priorities. Both the Pepsi grants and the laboratory equipment which was awarded the geology department in December caused significant advances in the natural science division. Thus it was feasible to consider the necessity of bridges such as these special, joint-effort courses. Competition manifested itself in other ways, directly involving concerned students. The student government passed a resolution calling for an increase in the number of political science instructors in order to match the interest shown by students in this field. Complaints against departments which had few student majors and numerous professors were also registered. However, these minor conflicts never developed into antagonism and confrontations. PHYSICAL APPEARANCE REDEFINED Supporting their basic goal of academic excellence, Furman administrators strove to relate all aspects of the school to that goal; and the campus' physical development was not excluded. However, plans for a fine arts building were delayed. This delay prompted considerable discussion, especially when actual construction of the new physical education building began fall term, with the completion target set as Spring, 1973. The beauty of the existing structures and grounds were, of course, maintained. Commenting on the physical quality of Furman, Dr. McKnight said that the University had to decide “what kind of campus . . . was appropriate for the educational system we wanted.” The continual developments in campus appearance reflected the occupation and preoccupation of Furman with education, improvement, and growth. RELIGIOUS STANDARDS QUESTIONED However, there were differences of opinion concerning the quality of improvement As construction ol the now physical oducatlon building wont Into elfoct, plans for tho chapel and fine arts building wore delayed. 68 Academic Yearand growth. As a liberal arts school operating within a church-related framework, Furman bore the brunt of much “recognition” by those who questioned its standards. The fall term brought an attack by several South Carolina Baptist Convention members on the morality of the campus community. Specifically, they charged the Religion Department with false teaching. Refuting these accusations. President Blackwell maintained support of the majority of South Carolina Baptists. Under the unofficial title of a "free Christian college” rather than a "defender of the faith,” Furman students were surrounded by enriching opportunities. The Chaplain’s Office sponsored a speaker program designed to meet the needs of the students who requested and participated in them, bringing to campus such influencial persons as William Stringfellow, G. Warren Nutter, Barkley Moore, and Paul Duke. In the eyes of most members of the Furman community, there was no conflict in the patterns of liberality' and religious orientation. DREAMS OR PROMISES? Many ideas became realities in the 1971-72 academic year at Furman, and many were considered for future years. Just in the dreaming stages, with the prospects of realization possible, these ideas are injected into the academic circles as elements of anticipation and vigorous enthusiasm. A learning center in Europe, establishing more foreign study participation and opportunity; a residential learning center at Montague Village, redesigned and reworked into a “Cluster College”; an Academically-Marginal Student Summer Program to develop confidence and character; a Faculty Improvement - in - Teaching Project, involving both collective and individual aspects; the integration into the curriculum of new teaching methods, employing audio-visual media; a broadening of the Individualized Curriculum Program to include anyone with specific, personal interests and qualifications: these are the hopes expressed for Furman’s future, academic achievements which would enrich its already-abundant educational resources. With the passage of the 1971-72 academic year, these dreams moved a little closer toward realization. to ), IC ,1 rl , P’c'Z. Cf'V Y Pw,c,t tcr»ve. Don Gordon "carried on" despite an understaffed Political Science Department. —Becky Elvington Academic Year 69Rejuvenation of a Tired Curriculum Students combine coursework with cultural "extras." such as a visit to Stonehenge. Glass blowers learned to make both lab equipment and artistic glass objects. This was the year of accountability; everyone was held responsible for his own actions. In the fourth year of its 12-8-12 cur-riculum, Furman University should be expected to show some tangible evidence of the benefits of its three-term calendar and the freer philosophy of education behind such a plan. This evidence exists; the most obvious examples thus far have been foreign study programs and the eight-week “exotic'’ courses. Foreign study, conceived in an effort to enlarge the Furman student’s educational experience beyond the Greenville campus, has grown from one fall term in England to additional programs in Spain, France, Germany, and the Middle East. Possible overseas trips have even been considered in the areas of chemistry and business administration. Furman students have had access to full-year study programs in Europe for several years through the Institute of European Studies; but the history of Furman’s programs began three years ago when the University began its own program in England, specially tailored for Furman students. In 1970, Furman's first foreign language program began, as fifteen students, including some non-Spanish majors, flew to Madrid. The Fall Term in England continued with thirty-eight students. In 1971. a grand total of three professors and almost seventy students left New York in September for fall term programs in London, Paris, and Vienna. These programs cast students into the midst of a bewildering wealth of educational experiences. Even the most curious student was kept busy, as he investigated museums, churches. pul s, and other aspects of a different culture. In addition, each program has been located in a capital city. As cultural centers, London, Vienna, Paris, and Madrid all offer avant-garde music and incomparable theater opportunities. After three years of Furman foreign study, the array of activities and experiences competing for the student’s time has necessarily affected the program's central philosophy. The student is now allowed free time to take advantage of his new environment as well as his academic coursework. Courses such as the Shakespeare unit in England are designed with a tough intellectual backbone, yet they include such extras as the Stratford atmosphere and Royal Shakespeare Company plays. Other courses exploit the cultural resources of each city through visits to current theater productions and great art museums. Perhaps the main impact of these programs has been a concentration on other areas and segments of the academic calen-dar. notably the winter tenn. During the 1971-72 academic year, the winter term came into its own with a considerable number of special courses. Most of these courses were of an experimental nature; such as the Middle East program, which combined a month of campus study with a month of travel, focusing on Biblical geography and archeology. “Winter term special courses are designed for students to participate in learning experiences not normally possible in the academic year," according to Edgar V. McKnight, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Departments are encouraged to offer winter term courses which meet the general education requirement, but which also present material in unique ways adapted to the shorter time span. As an example. Dr. McKnight pointed to the Energy course, which is designed to include students of all interests and classes. The course taught some of the principles, methodology, procedures, and contributions of modem natural science — information hopefully imparted in a regular general education science course. The winter term also provides a time for the university to offer coursers which ordinarily could not be offered on a regular semester basis because of their specialized nature or immediately relevant interest. A professor’s hobby or dissertation topic may l e a good subject for a one-time winter tenn course, although there would not Ik? enough students to offer the course yearly. Dr. Willard Pate, whose research interest is Faulkner. taught a course on the author’s works during the winter. In addition, the English Department taught short courses on science fiction and black literature. The term also featured a course on the Book of Revelation, the popularity of which can Ik related to the current Jesus movement on college campuses. Many different combinations of on-campus study and related off-campus experiences were offered, such as drama trips to New York and London, and a criminal sociology seminar in New York. In addition, three Furman students took newspaper apprenticeships with the Greenville News, working in different departments of the paper for twenty hours a week. The 12-8-12 calendar allowed time for concentrated study of respectable depth and considerable flexibility. The increased curiosity and exploratory urges of the foreign study programs and the special courses stand as valid statements of the success of Furman’s new curriculum. In this case, Furman's administrators don’t mind being held accountable. —Martha Stoddard A unique experiment In "balloon err' was an exciting extra in the "Energy” course. Miss Pate's class met in the Bradshaw Room to discuss her speciality - Faulkner. Special Courses 71ftestmctionsThe "Philosophy of Science" class, which mot at Dr. Jim Edwards' home, may bo transformed into a regular Interdisciplinary course. "Liberating Experiences” As a liberal arts college, Furman strives to present a broad foundation of subjects that will prepare students for specialized careers, for graduate studies, or, in whatever they do, for more enriched lives. There is a conflict, however. Academic disciplines tend to compartmentalize knowledge into distinct categories; lines of demarcation are drawn between subjects. In “real life,” however, everything is related to everything else. The need for a more positive relationship between the separate fields of academic study provides the rationale for interdisciplinary studies, a holistic approach to learning. A series called Humanities, for example, coordinates history, religion, and philosophy. The study provides a perspective for examining Western culture in a way which differs from the usual discipline-oriented methods. Students scrutinize one period of history as a jeweler examines a gem under magnification, turning it slowly to reflect light on its facets from all angles. Thus, the students come to a clearer and deeper understanding of a particular period of time. Simultaneously, they begin to realize the relationship among the disciplines, a significant step in intellectual progress. Are these studies for everyone? No, says Dr. Thomas Buford, Associate Professor of Philosophy. He believes that although such studies could be good for all, some students would get as much or more from a singlediscipline course. Buford should know, hav-ing organized and worked with various interdisciplinary programs for nearly ten years. He believes that such programs are challenging for teachers, and that they can pro- 7-1 Interdisciplinary Studiesvide the type of "liberating experiences” that constitute a true liberal arts education. Unfortunately, the University is not totally dedicated to interdisciplinary programs, believing that such courses are not necessarily vital to a liberal arts education. Certainly there is no lack of interest, only a lack of professors; for example, the present three philosophy professors arc already overloaded. The structure of the school year, especially that of the flexible winter term, lends itself to an infinite variety of special courses, such as Red Mans America and Philosophy of Science. Hopefully, such courses can be transformed into more interdisciplinary courses, as in the case of Human Sexuality and Existentialism in Literature. As the concept grows in acceptance among the conservative educational circles. Furman will undoubtedly incorporate more interdisciplinary studies. Professors will find myriad opportunities to apply the interdisciplinary approach; and interested students will participate. However, students also have a voice. The human sexuality course was initiated largely as a result of a petition campaign by concerned Furman students. The outlook for interdisciplinary studies is bright, and the results can only be beneficial "liberating experiences." —John Usher Dr. Butord advises that Interdisciplinary studies be included in a true liberal arts curriculum. Interdisciplinary Studies 75. . Students at Furman are given opportunities to develop inquiring minds in healthy bodies, an appreciation for intellectual discipline, and an open-minded delight in freedom of inquiry and pursuit of truth Like An Arthritic Turtle “The basic curriculum is designed to develop in each student a mature proficiency in the use of the English language, an awareness of human history, and an appreciation of man’s cultural, scientific, and social achievements. ’To acquire a balanced general education, develop intellectual discipline, discover his interests, and build a foundation for specialization. the student is required to complete certain General Education courses.” In view of the three foregoing paragraphs from the 1971-72 Furman University Bulletin, English 11 suddenly appears to have taken on a new meaning, to have become the doorway to Truth. Rightly or wrongly, the university has committed itself to the concept of the general education requirement. The liberally-educated Furmanite builds upon a prescribed diet of two English courses, one or two courses in religion, perhaps a course in philosophy, from four to 76 General Education Requirementssixteen hours of a foreign language, one course in mathematics, eight additional hours in the natural sciences, one course in fine arts, an Asian-African study, and physical education. To become a fully-educated person, the Furman student merely has to (Take a deep breath.) “achieve an adequate knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of physical education and the role and function of physical activity in modern-day living,” to "demonstrate an acceptable level of physical fitness in terms of agility, balance, coordination. endurance, flexibility, strength and the basic motor skills of running, jumping, leaping. lateral movement and the projection of objects." to “demonstrate a level of watermanship that indicates that the individual is safe in and about the water," to "demonstrate an intermediate level of skill and knowledge in . . . archery, badminton, bowling, canoeing, golf, handball, outdoor education. scuba, square dancing, squash, tennis, or water safety instructor,” and to participate in "interest groups, varsity or extramural teams, intramural seasonal activities, or physical education activity classes." Hail Sparta. However, Furman does not claim perfection in the area of basic requirements for a liberally-educated man; therefore, everyone from a subcommittee of a faculty committee to Joe Student was involved this year in trying to alter the commandments. This was the year of the continuing debate in the Academic Program Committee over “what should we make them take?” Their goal included the following concepts: to promote an understanding of the nature of language and an ability to communicate effectively in English; to develop an appreciation of the methodologies, procedures, and general concepts of the major divisions of human knowledge; to include an appreciation of each area’s impact on twentieth century U.S. culture; and to develop insight into the cultural and philosophical heritage of man. Strangely enough, the list of courses that emerged from this statement strongly resembled the old general education requirements except for small changes in physical education and modem foreign language requirements. By midyear, after moving in committee at a rate somewhat akin to that of an arthritic turtle, the sub-committee report and the APC action thereon foretold General Education Requirement 77a stillbirth. Upperclass students, after witnessing the language requirement reduction to the 21 level for the Class of 1975, moved in quickly to petition for a general reduction to the 21 level for all classes. A petition with a reputed letter than 1300 signatures was received by APC and by the Modem Foreign Language Department with a mixture of fear, concern, and disgust. Simultaneously AIK' had introduced a proposal to reduce the language requirement to the 21 level for all students. In a close vote, the proposal died in committee — and F.U. continued on. Students and concerned faculty questioned the wisdom of requiring physical education as a part of the GEH — part of the equipment needed to become a truly educated person. The previous May had witnessed seniors engaged in crash physical education programs in an attempt to earn that baccalaureate degree. December 1971 had witnessed at least one student failing to obtain his degree due to his failure to complete the physical education require- ment. At midyear, the question of "should a B.A. degree really include my being able to bowl an average of 135?" still remained. There were some changes, though. Students no longer had restrictions placed on the division in which their electives Ik- taken. Also, the Individualized Curriculum Program was considered for expansion to include students wishing to design a curriculum differing from the basic requirements and or the major requirements. Such students would propose imaginative and personal approaches to education, clearly conceived with logical relationships among the courses. Furman moves conservatively in the area of academic modification. Change remains slow, often non-existent. But there remained among many here a genuine desire to preserve that delicate balance between conservation of the proven and modification of the unproven. Did Furman make progress in 1971-72? Well, at least no ground was lost, and perhaps that must l e seen jis some type of victory. - ug i Hudson General Education Requirements 79"Furman University is a coeducational liberal arts college that aspires to academic excellence under Christian influences." This quote from the university bulletin links two important factors of the Furman community — academics and religion. The 1971-72 academic year found Furman’s goals questioned by South Carolina Baptists and Furman students alike. As in previous years, students asked the question, “just how important is Furman’s religious orientation to the functioning of the school?" Meanwhile the South Carolina Baptists were asking. “Is Furman falling behind in its goal of fostering Christian character?" In either case, Furman’s position as a church-related university was challenged. In the final analysis, there were three major opinions. In general, students considered religion as basically unrelated to scholarship; they saw little difference between Furman and any similar non-church-related school. As one student commented, ‘The Baptists give us money, and they keep us from drinking on campus — that’s the only difference.” Others — both students and state Baptists — refused to disregard religion in the education process; they saw Furman’s religious orientation as somehow symbiotically related to its scholarly pursuits. Still another opinion, voiced by a member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the Rev. Billy Jolly of Spartanburg, dealt mainly with Furman's goal of fostering Christian character. Using academics as a means to an end, he said that Furman had failed in its religious claims and thus did not measure up to the high standards of a Baptist-related institution. The challenge seemed to be, then, to determine the validity of Furman’s church-re-latedness for the 1971-72 year, and to define its effect on the high academic goals of the university. Furman’s chaplains, L. D. Johnson and Jim Pitts, were interviewed on this subject, along with Furman students Judy Bamett and Bill Bellinger. According to Assistant Chaplain Jim Pitts, Furman’s religious orientation is not a set of narrow restrictions or an overt drive to bring students to Christ. “Rather, there is a certain spirit in this place,” explained Pitts. “It is a spirit of concern for others, of commitment to meaningful human involvement, Jim Pitts backed Johnson In attempts to iuso religion with academics In Religion In Life feedbacks.of willingness to allow differences.’ The chaplain believes this spirit of human concern is Furman's Christian atmosphere. Bill Bellinger, Secretary of Religious Affairs, agreed with Pitts' description of the school's Christian influence, adding that “within this atmosphere students are constantly confronted with new religious ideas," and that “it is left up to the student to confront these ideas and to make the decisions concerning his life." Furman's main Christian influence, then, seems to l e a kind of community spirit which embodies human concern and a free exchange of ideas. In that case, how does this influence extend to the achievement of academic excellence? Chaplain L. D. Johnson responded to this question by supplying his personal definition of a church-related university. “Cod is the author of all truth,” he began, “and fie has set us to the task of the discovery of truth. Therefore, in an ideal sense, everyone involved with Furman, lx th teachers and students, should have it as a primary responsibility to do the best job he can in this search for truth." Dr. Johnson went on to say that since he sees Christ as “the incarnation of Cod’s truth,” learning could be accomplished ideally through a Christian perspective. Although Furman can't claim to have reached his "ideal" situation, Johnson does not consider this imperfection in any sense unfortunate. While the stated purpose of the school should Ik “academic achievement from a Christian perspective,” Johnson believes that “not everyone here has to believe it. I regard diversity not only as desirable, but also as essential to an academic institution," he added. Moreover, Johnson Ixdieves that a church-related university has a commitment to strive for academic excellence; the school must reach for all possible knowledge. “At least Furman doesn’t use its church-relatedness as an excuse for second-rate academic endeavor," the chaplain asserted. 'This would Ik betraying our entire purpose." Assistant Chaplain Pitts further emphasized this unique religious-academic connection by commenting on Furman’s Religion in Life speaker program. "Through the speaker program, students have the opportunity to listen to someone who has confronted a contemporary issue from a Christian perspective," Pitts explained. Me stressed the value of feedback sessions, in which each speaker meets with interested persons for further discussion. In fact, the Religion in Life program “sums up the whole genius behind having a university," in Pitts’ estimation. According to the chaplain, the puqx se of a university is “to provide a common ground for dialogue between the disciplines." Pitts believes that the Religion in Life series, with its accompanying feedback discussion, provides this common ground. Again emphasizing the uniqueness of Furman’s speaker program, Pitts compared the school to a larger state university. He said that the only common ground for these state schools is athletics; the only common meeting place, the stadium. "There should be a way to relate religion and the academic disciplines," asserted Pitts, "and these large education factories just don’t have it.” The Religion in Life series, then, appears to lx an integral part of the University. The importance of the series is demonstrated by the fact that it is financed primarily by outside contributors. Furthermore, attendance is mandatoiy for all Furman students; this requirement continued to raise the ire of some students this year. Such students supported the program itself, but wanted to be free to “pick and choose.” Dr. Johnson was asked his reasons for supporting this attendance requirement. Describing the rule as “simply a practical matter." the chaplain commented that many students have come back to see him after graduation, expressing their appreciation for the required programs. “This further confirms my belief in the requirement," he said. “Furthermore, just as we have to function within any community by obeying rules, abiding by the Religion in Life regulation is a necessary part of living in the Furman community," Johnson observed. “However," the chaplain was quick to add, “this does not mean that students should not agitate for change.” In fact, he encouraged students to do so. Church-Related College 81In yet another role, the chaplains contribute to the uniqueness of Furman’s concern for individuals. As Pitts said. “We are right in the middle of the administrative system. We’re not just put in a house beside the campus to be called on for invocations at ball games. We have the ability to help students by influencing administrative and faculty decisions.- Pitts contends that in non-church-relatcd schools, chaplains do not possess this power. The assistant chaplain further stated that people in a community have to be flexible, so the chaplains “have changed as the needs of the community have changed.” Johnson agreed that “Furman is constantly changing;” consequently, the chaplains’ role has changed. This year, they spent far more time in “personal, face-to-face types of ministry” and far less time as coordinators of formal religious programs. Along with many others on campus, the chaplains pointed to a new religious conviction among students as an example of this change in emphasis. When Dr. Johnson was asked to explain this movement, he cited three current themes among Furman students. First, he pointed to “a renewed vitality in the more traditional denominational groups, as well as in the Campus Crusade.” Second, he has observed “an increased in- terest in the more ecstatic expressions of religion. like mysticism. “But most important," continued Johnson, “is a wider, more open discussion of religious matters." According to the chaplain, students are not as embarrassed to talk about religion as they have been in the past. “For example," Johnson explained, “five years ago 1 would not have expected to pass by a group of students in the Pal-a-den and hear them talking about faith in Christ. This year, it’s a common occurrence." Judy Barnett, a leader in the growing Campus Crusade, further described the new upsurge. “There are more students taking a sincere interest in what Jesus has to offer,” she explained. Speaking of her work through Campus Crusade, the Furman co-ed explained that her organization "talks to people directly and personally." She emphasized that "we try to talk to as many people as we can." Although Campus Crusade activity has increased on the Furman campus, Miss Barnett asserted that the movement was not "something unique to Furman." Rather she describes the new spiritual revival as “a nationwide movement on college campuses.” Her conclusion was that the movement was "definitely good” for Furman as well as for other campuses across the nation. On the other hand, Bellinger described the popular "Jesus movement" as “basically unhealthy." He commented that “students involved think that if they accept Jesus, everything will be all right. It’s a totally unreal thing." Bellinger described the new forms of mystical expression as "just expanded feelings, like a high." Bellinger further criticized “those people who try to win others for their particular organization." He believes that the crusaders “don’t encounter others as persons; they’re just out for numl ers." In response to Bellinger's comments, Dr. Johnson admitted that the new Jesus movement is “a faddish kind of thing. That’s just the way students are,” he explained. “It’s the nature of the student to be preoccupied with the latest happenings, and Jesus is what’s happening now." Johnson believes that some students who are active in the movement now “may be on to something else next year.” However, he added that "underneath all the current fluff of this year, there is a good deal of solid reality for many students." Considering the forms of ecstatic expression, the chaplain believes that a “religious high” may be good or bad, depending on the individual. “If one gets involved just to At right. Josh, an avangallst I irk ad with Campus Crusada, arousad mlxad amotions among stud ants. 82 Church-Related Collegeget that high feeling and stops with that, then it’s had,” Johnson explained. He also spoke for people like himself for whom ecstatic expression would be "phony, a put-on.” He called on members of the ecstatic movement to “respect other styles as no less committed than their own." Obviously. Furman’s religious spirit is constantly undergoing change, through its programs, its people, and its media of expression. One might ask, then, how this picture of Furman as a diversified, flexible center for learning is linked with the school’s Southern Baptist origin. If one imagines a Baptist institution as static and conventional. Furman seems to have no connection with the churches which fostered it. More easily than most, Pitts was able to explain Furman’s Baptist linkage. He began by describing life at Furman as “very similar to early Baptist life.” From a historical perspective, Pitts descrilx d the early Baptists as “an anti-establishment Christian sect.” Constantly changing. Baptist minorities were willing to champion anti-establishment causes such as the Revolutionary War and the break with the Anglican church. "In their day. Baptist preachers were looked on as real innovators,” Pitts remarked. Pitts sees this heritage of freedom and individualism reflected in the modem Furman community. As an example of this flexibility, he explained the nature of the weekly campus worship service. "Just as the early Baptists advocated freedom and experimentation, Furman students have the opportunity to experiment with different forms of worship. Most importantly, we have the freedom to fail, the freedom to start all over again.” Surprisingly enough, Pitts also made the statement that Furman is more in line with the true Baptist heritage than many of the present Baptist churches. "Baptist churches in this area haveljecome the establishment." explained Pitts. ’They're not flexible enough and often condemn anti-establishment practices. Furman’s goals continue to be questioned. 1972, however, was a year in which many questions appeared to be answered. For instance, those interviewed spoke of the importance of the relationship of Furman’s religious spirit to the school’s constantly changing atmosphere. However, they have spoken only for this year. The fact that next year will bring a new spirit, new movements, and new questions strengthens Pitts’ belief that "the old heritage is still with us." In this case, perhaps the most meaningful answers may be the questions themselves. —Cecile HannaOne Man’s View Once upon a time (seven years ago) a tall dignified man with silver hair named Gordon Williams Blackwell moved into the second floor of the Administration Building of Furman University and discovered that he was not altogether pleased with the view. "I found a curriculum that had remained much the same for years,” he recalls, "though other colleges had made important changes.” Alas, a static curriculum was not the only problem facing President Blackwell. There was also room for improvement in the faculty, the students, and the physical facilities. In addition, the people at Furman in those days did not have goals high enough to please the new president. Rememl ering the situation, Blackwell explains, "I wanted to raise our sights, to get us to think less pro-vincially.” Gordon W. Blackwell realized that it costs money to raise sights, not to mention improving the curriculum, faculty, students, and physical facilities. If only someone would give Furman lots and lots of money. And it came to pass that someone did. Or something, called the Ford Foundation, which decided to give Furman a challenge grant. And so in the year of our Lord 1966, Furman started down the long road of becoming “Great by National Standards,” which was no easy task. First, Furman had to stop being (1) great by unnational standards and (2) ungreat by national standards. Through much hard work, Furman not only met the challenge grant but exceeded it. And in May of 1971, the official program for "Greatness by National Standards" ended. What did the five-year program accomplish? For one thing, it made the view from Blackwell’s office a much more satisfying one than it had been in 1965. On the Blackwell Scale, Furman is now the best college in South Carolina and among the seventy-five best in the nation. The President speaks of an "image lag” which differs about ten years from reality. The lag can be either positive or negative. He suggests that while Furman’s image among many people has not caught up with the reality, in other cases “our reputation is better than we are.” He is not complaining. The results of the effort to recruit a faculty of stimulating and qualified teachers have been remarkable in many cases. Some departments are still understaffed, and some teachers are anything but stimulating and interested. But the number who are stimulating and interested is gratifyingly large. Recruiting superior teachers required increases in salaries to make teaching positions at Furman more attractive. “Six years agomoney was a definite factor in recruiting teachers, but not now,” Blackwell comments. Better students were also sought. Student admissions standards have become increasingly selective, by choice and by necessity. With approximately 1800 applications each year. Dr. Blackwell says that “it is difficult to select students on as many factors as we would like to consider.” The rank in the perspective students graduating class counts more heavily than the College Board scores, and both are combined in determining the predicted grade point ratio, or GPR. President Blackwell says, “We are not happy about relying so heavily on this figure, but we feel it is the best method available.” What kind of students does Furman’s president want? To begin with, they should have very inquiring minds. Scholars, creators, and good citizens arc needed (although he does not mean to imply conformity by the last category). He comments, “Unfortunately, few of us are creative, and I am sometimes disappointed that more of our students don't come up to the scholarly ideal.” When it is suggested that few Furman students come up to the scholarly ideal, the President looks very skeptical, saying that he has also heard the opposite to be true, and that “we are sometimes better than we think.” Nevertheless. Blackwell is interested in hearing opinions contrary to his, especially concerning students. His administrative duties leave him relatively little time for personal contact with them. The greatest changes during the five-year program involved the curriculum. Greater flexibility resulted when Furman switched to a three-term system, a switch to which “we have still not fully adapted,” in the President’s opinion. The Fall Term in England Program has been joined by programs in France, Spain, and Vienna. The short winter term has proved conducive to special interest courses and courses involving travel. The special interest courses seem cxpecially effective in creating a charged atmosphere among students, and between students and teachers. lx oking ahead, Dr. Blackwell hopes for more extensive use of independent study and for a wider application of the Individualized Curriculum Program, believing that “serious scholars" would benefit from both of these programs. In conclusion, let it be said that the many changes in the academic life of Furman during the intensive five-year “program for greatness” will have their successors. Furman cannot afford to be static. Independent liberal arts colleges (independent of state aid, that is) are fighting to stay on top. As costs surge ever higher, students are attracted to the less expensive glamour of big universities. And these universities themselves are becoming stronger academically. Gordon Blackwell wants Furman to become one of the thirty-five or forty best colleges in the nation, but he realizes that as quickly as Furman is improving, these other colleges are also improving. Blackwell concludes, “1 am not one of the gloom and doom prophets, but I know that liberal arts colleges will have difficulty. Only the strongest will survive. I am confident that Furman will be one of them." If Furman is not among the survivors, it will be in spite of the most strenuous efforts of the tall dignified man with silver hair named Gordon Williams Blackwell. —Carole Anderson Academic Excellence 85ORGANIZATIONS AN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY Before looking at organizations within the Furman community, one must first make a detailed study of that rare species which thrives there, the Furman student. One begins with a penetrating study of the species' lifestyles and habits. A comprehensive view of campus organizations reveals that only a small percentage of the species participates in club activities. Rather, they prefer to congregate in small, homogeneous groups; or to exist as solitary foragers. Statistics provide documentation for this unusual phenomenon. The population of the community is steadily increasing, while membership in organizations is decreasing. What are the contributing factors that account for this inverse relationship? Miss Marguerite Chiles, Dean of Women and an expert on the Furman student, was consulted on this problem. She reports that many of the students bring with them an outstanding record of high school activities and awards; yet while they live at Furman they display little or no interest in campus groups. While a small percentage do migrate to schools where organizations are more numerous, most of the species at Furman show no concern over this lack of symbiotic involvement. As Miss Chiles has observed, the Furman student generally has a greater academic interest, which is reflected in an almost fierce struggle for survival in the classroom. This constant struggle leaves little time for anything but studying. With the tremendous rise in Furman's academic standards over the years, students find the competition for survival even greater. Hence, any widespread group interaction tends to adapt itself to the areas of the classroom, such as academic and music interest groups. .As research continued, a key factor was isolated — Time. Never is that factor so vital as during the four college years; the sense of urgency connected with it permeates the life of each student. At Furman, a club has to be unusually interesting and dynamic to attract a large membership; and such an organization demands the time and enthusiasm of a devoted leader. As a result, student leaders who are willing to instigate change in the behavioral patterns of “eat - study -sleep - study” are the exception to the rule. The Furman student congregates in small groups or leads the life of a solitary forager: this lifestyle reflects not only individualism but also shows the social revolution on the Furman campus today. Formerly, at a time when students had more social restrictions, they spent their leisure hours participating in large group activities or in club meetings. Their lives were largely programmed for them. Miss Chiles has observed that as students move toward increasing self-government and personal freedom, they choose to spend their time in smaller groups or by themselves. This desire for a relatively solitary existence may have been one reason for the species’ flight into the small-group atmosphere of Furman’s campus. But it also puts a strain on organizations which have to work with a sparse population spread over a large number of diverse club activities. The small college atmosphere encourages free and individual social interaction. Students don’t need to seek identification through large social groups; this need is more prevalent among the “dehumanized" species of larger universities. Admittedly, most large campus organizations are a dying breed at Furman, perhaps on their way to extinction. Is this a sign of student apathy? One look at the student body should dispel this hastily-conceived conjecture. One observes that students are not becoming less active; they are becoming less group-oriented, displaying a variety of individualistic tastes in a community which encourages distinction within the species. They also have less time for club activities as they fight harder to survive in the perilous academic jungle. Are organizations still alive on the Furman campus in 1972? Large social clubs — barely kicking. Small or dynamic centers of interest — very prolific. And from the old breed of Furman students, a new species evolves — students who have left the flock to branch out in individualistic pursuits of their own choosing. —Dana McCoy 88 OrganizationsOrganizations 89Coffee and Good Conversation “Is anybody interested in . . . You are? Fantastic, you're just the person we’ve been looking for!” And so it goes until the student is finally conned, convinced, and committed. Furman students seem to have one primary driving interest — "to do good” in school, and most of the interest clubs, being academically-oriented, cater directly to that desire. Students come together under the common bonds of mathematics, art. German, chemistry, and philosophy. The Math Club, for example, extends an invitation to all those with an interest in the subject. Membership is not limited to math majors but is composed primarily of them. At their occasional meetings, professors and students discuss topics which are outside the scope of the classroom. Whenever the Art Department sponsors interesting speakers or exhibits, all students interested in art attend them. The Art League does not function as a club as such; all special lectures and field trips are organized by the faculty of the Art Department. For example, a group of Furman students attended an October exhibit in Columbia entitled "Objects: USA,” a superb representation of modem arts and crafts sponsored by the Johnson Wax Company “to bring into clearer focus the dramatic changes that are influencing the creative world of contemporary artist - craftsmen in America.” One of the more active clubs on campus is the German Club, known to its members as Deutscher Verein. Through well-planned programs such as travelogues, joint meetings with the Clemson German Club, a German lunch table, and occasional wanderungs (hikes), the German Club tries to “promote interest in German culture, literature and language, and to encourage students to participate in Furman’s foreign study program." The distinction of being the interest club with the most restrictive membership is given to Furman's chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate. Being 90 Interest Clubsinterested is not enough — to qualify for entrance, a student must be either a chemistry major or in some related field, have taken at least three chemistry courses, and have a 3.0 average in all science courses. Despite this heavy emphasis on maintaining high academic requirements, the members still find time to tutor students in lower level chemistry courses, to collect information on graduate schools for chemistry majors, and to conduct tours of the science building for visitors and prospective students. The Philosophy Department provided the stimulus this year for the informal gathering of philosophy students and professors under the loose term of a Philosophy Club. The members recently donated a coffee urn and mugs to the department so that they could mix coffee with good conversation. Obviously, most interest groups at Furman center around promoting academic involvement. However, there is one exception in the form of the Outing Club, an active campus organization composed of those students who would rather spend their free time out-of-doors than in further classroom activities. In the words of a member, “We have something to offer everyone.” The club sponsors trips and outings on nearly every' weekend, and camping equipment is made available to members at no expense. Recent escapades include rappelling at Whiteside Mountain, Glassy Mountain, and Devil’s Courthouse; and camping trips in North Carolina. The Outing Club — individuals in the midst of an academic environment. —Dana McCoy Interest Clubs 91Furman Fraternities: One Defense Fraternities are dying. At least, the national fraternities are, as other organizations and pastimes claim would-be brothers. Contrary to national trends, however, Furman’s four social brotherhoods are thriving. The Centaurs, Knights Eternal, R. E. L., and Star and Lamp are not national organizations; rather, they are small, local fraternities bent on keeping individuality, informality, and service obligations as important parts of their essence. Apparently, enthusiasm about fraternities was up this year at Furman. According to Mike Holbrook, president of the Inter-Fra-temity Council, more freshmen pledged this year than last even though fewer bids were issued. Furman’s brotherhoods continue to emphasize the importance of the individual in fraternity memberships. In fact, they seem to represent a unique blend of individuality and community. Holbrook declared, "Our fraternities are very different from most campus fraternities. We are organized around the members rather than around a national organization.” As one fraternity stated in its rush literature, "We want brothers to be recognized as individuals first and as fraternity men second." Of course, individualism and diversity give rise to controversies. However, in a fraternity, as in any society, it is these differences which contribute to the synthesis of new ideas and programs. In addition, the fraternal orders at Furman are making efforts to remain small. Holbrook pointed out that fewer bids were distributed this year. This action hopefully will enable the individual member to maintain his identity and to have significant influence on fraternity decisions. Furthermore, in recent years the IFC has encouraged the formation of new fraternities to keep down the size of the four existing ones. By continuing to limit size, a fraternity can further the interaction among its members and strengthen brotherhood ties. Since Furman’s brotherhoods are relatively small, they function in a more informal manner than do national fraternities. Brothers no longer attend meetings in coats and ties, and there is no rigorous disciplinary code forced on members. This air of informality has led to more interaction among the different fraternities and to a spirit of cooperation among them. As Holbrook remarked, "Fraternities at Furman are a good bit closer than on other campuses and are willing to help each other.” Rivalry exists, but it is a friendly type of rivalry. Unlike national fraternities, which focus primarily on social activities. Furman’s local clubs have expanded their objectives to include service projects as well. While many fraternity members are involved in CESC, the local fraternal orders also coordinate their own service programs. Fraternity groups have canvassed homes for the Greenville County Literacy Association, collected money for the March of Dimes and the Heart Fund; and the city’s “mini-parks" are the result of many man-hours spent by fraternity members in developing them. Such services to the Greenville community pull fraternity members together to accomplish goals which meml ers alone could not reach. Fraternities at Furman are not large and impressive — but they don’t want to be. They’d rather be just brothers having a good time and helping others, too. Maybe that’s why they’re still around. _ Don jannetJFraternities 9596 FraternitiesiNnCHOlVld I Al“Don’t just sit there — do something!-Furman students seemed to issue this plea to honorary organizations on campus this year, as these clubs continued to decline in status. Honoraries members, as well as those “outside the circles," wanted to make the select groups more useful to the community and more relevant to the individual members. This change in student opinion is best illustrated by the attitude of those within the honoraries. Honoraries—Old Hat? Labwork moans bottles, beakers, and Bunsen burners to many Chi Beta Phi members. The issue of relevance became the point of crucial concern to the members of Blue Key this year. The organization is composed of junior and senior men who are recognized for their leadership abilities and for their service to Furman University or the Greenville community. Many members believed that it was unnecessary and even undesirable for them to be singled out for special attention because of their service accomplishments. Their attitude signified a change from the immense prestige and popularity which automatically accompanied membership in the past. Perhaps the main purpose in being a member of an honorary organization is its usefulness in the future. Membership in Blue Key is quite an impressive credential. However, Blue Key is also a service club, and does make noteworthy contributions to adult literacy programs and in the encouragement of leadership by sponsoring the Babb Award. “1971-72 has been a year of disenchantment for Blue Key," said President Ed Wilkes. "Members won’t even take the pledge which contains such phrases as '1 believe in God’ and ‘defending the U.S. Constitution against foreign and domestic enemies.’’’ The Quartemion Club, a very selective group for outstanding men, is one of the last vestiges of the old Furman campus. All that remains is a mere figurehead steeped in tradition — a symbol of love and dedication to the University. Senior Order, the women's parallel to Blue Key, approached the challenge of relevance from a totally different angle. This year the club represented a link between women students and the Office of the Dean of Women. Weekly meetings between Miss Chiles, Dean of Women, and Becky Lanier, chairman of Senior Order, provided a channel for better understanding of campus life. While they are not a service organization per se, the women performed several service projects throughout the year and encouraged the active role of women in all aspects of university life. Weekly meetings with Senior Order gave Miss Chiles an inside view of campus life. 98 HonorarirsEd Wilkes, president of Blue Key. tutored Will Anderson as part of the organization's commitment to the Laubach Literacy Program. Unlike Blue Key, the members of Senior Order attained special fulfillment through the opportunity to work with the other members of the organization and to contribute to continuing group activity. One of the highest honors a Furman student can attain during his college career is not to be a member of one of the various campus honoraries, but to have his name included on a special list. This fall Dr. Crabtree, Dean of Students, announced that thirty Furman seniors had been selected to be included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1971-72. These students, nominated by a joint committee of faculty and students, were chosen for their outstanding overall contribution to campus life. Furman also has several honorary scholastic and professional organizations, similar to those found on any other college campus. Those which have established chapters on the Furman campus are Chi Beta Phi (national science fraternity). Alpha Epsilon Delta (national pre-med fraternity), Kappa Delta Epsilon (professional education sorority), Phi Sigma Iota (national romance language society) and Beta Chi (honorary biology organization). Membership is traditionally extended to those honor students in the respective departments who have signified their interest and scholarship. Hand and Torch, the University's highest scholastic honor society, selects its members each spring from the top ten percent of the graduating class. If Furman obtains a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the members of Hand and Torch would become members of this nationally-esteemed honorary fraternity. Looking toward the future, Furman inevitably will gain membership in Phi Beta Kappa. If such an honor is bestowed upon the University, perhaps Furman’s goal of“great-ness by national standards" would be close to fulfillment. However, the question remained as to whether or not the establishment of such an organization is necessary for the national recognition of Furman’s liberal arts program. Perhaps the main issue involved in any honorary organization is not one of qualifications, but of prestige. Certainly, if nothing else, the composite campus attitude placed the reputation of all campus honoraries on the line — only those which could pass the test of relevance survived. — Dana McCoy Honorarirs 99The Best Voice Furman Has Speaking in the universal tongue, Furman's music organizations serve not only as interest groups but also as the l est public relations people that Furman has. Supported by a nationally-rcnowned music department, these groups do more to publicize Furman over the Southeast than any other single university-promoted effort. Musical organizations include the Furman Singers, the Concert Choir, Marching and Concert Band, Pep Band, Paladettes, Mu Phi Epsilon Sorority and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity- The Furman Singers is one of the largest and best known student groups at Furman. The 200 + member choir, directed by Mr. Bingham Vick, Jr., sings both classical and popular music. Membership consists not only of music majors, required to participate in some type of performing group, but also of non-music majors, admitted after audition-ing. The Singers’ December 5 Messiah concert was broadcast on educational television networks in fifteen states and over radio in all fifty states and Canada, a prime instance of the Singers' far-reaching public relations role. They also performed for Parents’ Day, convocation, and the S.C. State Baptist Convention. During spring break, eighty of the 160 members toured the South; Richmond and Atlanta visits highlighted the trip. An even more select group of voices comprise the Furman Concert Choir, a forty -member organization with competitive auditions in vocal technique and sight-reading. Directed by Dr. Milbum Price, members memorize and perform choral music from all periods of history. The Concert Choir remains Furman’s most-traveled group, spreading the University’s fame throughout the U.S. and abroad. Among their honors this year were an invitation to sing for the American Choral Directors Association and the 100 Musicdistinction of being the only collegiate choir asked to perform at the Southern Baptist Church Music conference in Philadelphia in June. A two week tour of Brazil in March highlighted a successful season. For those interested in instrumental music, there is the Marching and Concert Band, directed by Mr. Dan Ellis. Formation marching at fall football games provided half-time entertainment plus color and crowd appeal. The band also marched at the Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints game in Atlanta in November. As soon as football season ends, the band turns from the gridiron to the auditorium, and from bleachers to folding chairs. Concert season begins, featuring classical and popular works — more difficult and with an excitement all their own. Spring finds the 102 Music members on the road again for concert performances throughout the Southeast. Meanwhile, the Pep Band assists the cheerleaders l efore, during, and after Paladin basketball games. Directed by Mr. Ellis, Collie Lehn, and Robert Chcsebro, this group of musicians arouses enthusiasm with resounding renditions of popular music. They also play for pep rallies, the jamborees, the Greenville Touchdown Club, and occasional Furman convocations and art shows. The Paladettes are the female drill team, consisting of twenty-two selected girls directed by Laurie Wolthoflf and Pat Botdorf. Open by tryout to all girls, the team performs drill, dance, and pom-pom routines at football and basketball games. Social and musical opportunities are combined in the activities of the womens’ music sorority. Mu Phi Epsilon. Its members — music majors or minors enrolled in some type of performing group — sponsor music service projects in the Greenville community and host receptions for both professional and student recitals. Through joint efforts with the Association of Women Students this fall, the organization persuaded the administration to improve practice rooms in the women’s dormitories. Phi Mu Alpha, one of the nation’s largest fraternal organizations, is the men’s professional music fraternity. Furman’s Gamma Eta Chapter is composed of both music majors and non-music majors, whose interests may be divided into three areas: music, social activities, and intramural competition. Music activities include women's dorm serenades, a May concert featuring Phi Mu’s chorus and stage band, and community concerts such as the one at Shriner’s Hospital during Christmas. Also, a music scholarship is awarded by this group. Social events include drop-ins, rush parties, picnics, a spring formal, and Chapter Day celebrations. In intramural athletics the brothers field teams in all the major sports. All in all, Furman’s music organizations are a vital part of the University. These "unsung heroes" of the practice rooms, field, and concert stage offer plentiful opportunities to students with a desire to express themselves through this medium. They also provide indispensable contact with the outside world, and in so doing act as the voice of Furman University — in song. —Linda McNeillMusic 103My Rifle and Myself 10-1 MilitaryA giant Credibility Gap lurks in the basement of the James Buchanan Duke Library under the auspices of the ROTC Department. Its ominous presence can Ih explained as a discrepancy between hearsay and cold fact. When those involved with ROTC at Furman are asked about the present status of military science on campus, they answer that "the changes over the past four years have revitalized the department." However, since the abolishment of compulsory ROTC for all Furman men, enrollment in the Advanced Course as well as in the various military organizations has continued to decline. ROTC is no longer a “crip" course. Improvements in the military science program have strengthened the course content considerably; perhaps this development explains the decrease in the number of students enrolled in the course simply “to get a good grade." However, this fact does not explain the marked decline in participation in the related organizations, which could be simply indicative of the Furman student's increasing individualism and lack of time for such activities. The Pershing Rifles, for example, have barely held their own in terms of gaining new members. As a military fraternity, the PR’s primary activity is performing precision military drill techniques. They are often asked to march in Christmas parades and to participate in national drill team competition. The Pershing Rifles’ diminishing numbers may be attributed in large part to their embarrassing pledge activities, such as making the pledges stand at attention, do thousands of pushups, and carry mock rifles. Another organization related to the military is the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), a group which meets periodically but has not actually been too vocal on campus. The group’s purpose is to convey information on the defense policy of the United States. Scabbard and Blade is an honorary military fraternity. Its membership consists primarily of those who have shown outstanding leadership within the ROTC program. The group has undertaken several service projects such as setting up a ROTC display in McAlister Square and sponsoring a scholarship for a deserving military student. The ROTC Department coaches an intercollegiate rifle team, through which students may earn varsity letters. For those who have the time and the inclination, the various military organizations can be a valuable addition to what the ROTC student learns in the classroom. As with other Furman organizations, they suffer from a lack of numbers, although the reason for their lack may Ik- of a somewhat different nature. —John Usher Military 105"They Endured” Emphasizing selectivity of content, the 1972 Bonhomie staff found deadlines to bo even more Intense than usual. 106 MediaStudent publications are a pain. Ask any editor of the 1972 publications, and he or she will draw from a great variety of examples to document this fact. These problems ranged from tight budgets to inadequate photography. Even the radio station didn’t get ofT easy. But problems are inherent in any creative activity, as the 1972 editors soon discovered. At any rate, they were quick to learn. They met the problems head-on. tackling each one with increased efficiency. As Publications Board Chairman John Weatherford put it, “This year’s editors acted quite responsibly, solving their own problems at their own level. Few major issues, therefore, had to lx brought before the board itself.” The Publications Board consists of the editors and business managers of the publications, faculty advisors, students at large, and the Dean of Students. Quite an impressive assembly! Weatherford quoted the Publications Board constitution in defining the board's puq ose: “to help maintain the best standards of higher education and of professional journalism in student publications.” In the 1971-72 year, new developments in the l oard included the enfranchisement of editors and business managers and the incorporation of the Furman Review into the university budget. Weatherford also reported better attendance, a redefined purpose, and better understanding among the editors. “Editors consider themselves more as members of a publications guild than as representatives of a single publication," he said. Still, specific problems called for indi- vidual problem-solving on the part of each editor. According to editor Carole Anderson, the major problem for the Furman Review was the lack of facilities provided for the journal. Absence of available office space created problems connected with the storage of materials. Despite this inconvenience, the journal accomplished its aim of “stimulating intellectual dialogue among members of the Furman community.” Miss Anderson believes that the Review is for those individuals among the faculty and student lxxly who "consider the clarification and expression of opinion to be a vital catalyst in academic pursuits." The journal received the Medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in 1971, the highest award bestowed by the judges. The difficulties of the school yearbook, the Bonhomie, centered around delays in photography. Because of a budget cut, the staff was forced to begin the year with the university photographer taking both class portraits and candid photographs. Unfortunately, the photographer was unable to fulfill the terms of the contract. Consequently, the first two deadlines were missed, causing the book to be cut in both size and coverage. Editor John Weatherford believes that students could have done the required photography if darkroom facilities had been available to them. He described the purpose of the Bonhomie as "communicating and documenting the feeling of a year, interpreting its moods and Initiating both a tine arts page and a lull teature page, the 1971-72 Paladin staff experimented with new techniques in journalism. The campus radio station, located In Watkins Student Center, now broadcasts to all dormitories, as well as providing music and announcements during meals. tones.” The 1972 Bonhomie features a magazine-type format, focusing on individual highlights of the year rather than on records of organizations or teams. The book includes more copy interspersed with photography, and attempts to emphasize “quality rather than quantity.” Despite delays, the Bonhomie was able to turn out this new type of Furman yearbook with the help of the largest number of staff members ever available for Bonhomie work. The 1971 Bonhomie received an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press, a rating shared with only twenty other books in the nation. The Paladin also had photography problems, said editor Anita Reynolds. The school newspaper, with its student photographers, also felt the need for a darkroom specifically designated for student use. Miss Reynolds suggested that one of the small Student Center offices might be provided for this puq ose. According to the editor, the purpose of the paper is twofold — to keep the student body informed on current issues and events, and to give students “a media through which they can express themselves on issues facing the school.” The 1970-71 Paladin received the award of "Best College Newspaper of Small Schools” from the South Carolina Collegiate Press Association, and won a First Class rating from the Associated Collegiate Press Association. The innovations begun this year included a fine arts page and an entire page of feature writing. The Helmsman, an annual publication specifically designed to acquaint freshmen with university regulations and services, had the continual problem of maintaining relevance. “It's very difficult to provide an up-to-date description of all rules and regulations," said editor Don Rizer. "New regulations are added constantly, or new services are offered after the Helmsman has gone to press.” Because of these constant changes and additions, the handbook was increased in size this year, and several new sections were added. The Echo, an artistic and literary magazine, was unique among the student publications in that it had relatively few problems this year. Martha Etheredge, 1972 editor, noted the great response from students who had their creative writing and artwork judged by their peers on the Echo staff. She reported that innovations consisted of the use of new, creative printing techniques to capture the reader's attention. The student radio station WFRN, although not a publication, is an important 108 Mediamedia for student information and entertainment. Station manager Bob McGee pointed to financial problems as the most serious difficulty for the operation. “The main problem has been to acquire enough money in a single sum to accomplish the needed renovations." explained McGee, lie also had problems in finding enough student volunteers who would work consistently throughout the year. The radio station built a new, more powerful transmitter this year, and underground cable was laid to all dormitories. These expansions resulted in total campus coverage, as well as providing music and student announcements in the dining hall at mealtimes. Through the support of the Publications Board and the time of enterprising editors and staff, problems were faced and solved. Perhaps it was because of these problems that student media became stronger. In the words of Faulkner, “They endured." —Cecile Hanna Using an oscilloscopo. station engineer Richard Whaley tests WFRN's new 100-watt transmitter. The Publications Board became a publications guild as representatives from each publication sought to help each other with problems. Media 109What’s Going on Here? 1 101 Religious CroupsFrom uncritical Biblicism to social activism; from Eastern mysticism to secular rationalism; from dogmatic rigidity to charismatic abandon. Furman University is a conglomerate of many diverse communities — all with different ideas. Most people at Furman have a need to come together and express their ideas, and this is where the religious organizations enter the picture. These groups find their identity or lack of identity in denominational traditions as well as program or project thrusts. Each religious group is a constantly- shifting scene, changing in direction and in popularity quite frequently. Continuity from year to year is difficult to achieve in any student organization, but especially in religious organizations in which the character of the group is determined so much by the personality of the leader. As student leadership varies from year to year, the groups' identities vary over a wide range. Past student leaders, on return visits, are often surprised and perhaps even appalled by the new direction of their old group. A measure of consistency and stability may be maintained by a clearly-defined objective, a liturgical heritage, or the personality of the volunteer chaplain of the group. However, as the Furman community changed over the year, the individual religious organizations adapted to fit changing needs. The most prevalent change was the growing wave of religious enthusiasm on campus. Campus Crusade (The Four Spiritual Laws and a toothpaste smile) encountered this new movement by providing religious certainty and fellowship for an increasing number of students. A group of prophetic salesmen, they zealously worked and promoted Explo 72, the evangelical youth response to Woodstock. With a style reminiscent of the Crusaders, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes provided an opportunity for spiritual and athletic triumphs. On the other side of the coin stood an alternative to the status quo, “an underground church without blemish.” Shepherded by a magnetic young Christian idealist, this group met several times a week for praise and the exercising of their spiritual gifts. Their simple devotion and counter-culture religious style have met a spiritual hunger in the lives of the participants. The nostalgia of student protest in the 60s lingered on in the witness of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Affirming a humanitarian concern, this group continued to Rrligious Croups 111confront apathy with the ethical imperatives of peace and brotherhood. Persons interested in or committed to a ministerial vocation found a point of common concern in the Church Related Vocations group. Meeting occasionally and informally in members’ homes, CRV offered a context for serious conversation and insight into the future of the church and its ministry. Among groups with denominational affiliation, the most visible was the Baptist Student Union. With a broad spectrum of concerns, BSU sponsored and promoted many activities, from experimental worship to horror movies. Bible displays, experiences in international understanding. Cod-talk, Bible study and recreation at the Good Will Center testify to diversity within unity. By participating in discussions in local churches, BSU members also became involved in the larger Greenville community. Supper meetings, retreats, and liturgical worship were primary ingredients in the life of Canterbury. An Episcopal related organization. Canterbury provided acceptance and friendship to a significant number of students. In its initial year of activity, the Christian Science Organization began the search for its local identity. Committed to the strengthening and development of the faith and life of students, the Lutheran Student Association involved persons in programs of discussion and action. Creatively using contemporary films, they offered the larger community an experience in interpretation. Folk masses and other contemporary forms of Christian liturgical celebration provided common ground for participation in the Newman Apostolate. Wesley Foundation — infamous for "El Burro,” a student “underground” newspaper — found itself caught up in a re-direction of its campus mission. Serious theological study, retreats, and weekly worship have brought Methodists and others together. Westminster Fellowship also found itself beginning a new chapter in its life and witness. Picnics, retreats, and supper meetings offered support and encouragement to a growing number of persons. Providing an umbrella over all organized groups was Religious Council, composed of the presidents of the various religious organizations, the Student Government Secretary of Religious Affairs, and others selected for special tasks. The Council mobilized a co-operative thrust in sponsoring Sunday worship, dormitory rap sessions, draft information and counseling, and World University Service fund-raising projects. Some religious organizations on the campus were more co-operative than others in this joint effort. Council members also represented the student body on the Religion in University Life Lecture Committee. In co-operation with the chaplains, this group developed issue-oriented programs. Issues of great popular appeal this year were “Attaining and Maintaining World Peace” and “The Addictive Society." The Christian Confrontation and Celebration series also presented a wide variety of worship experiences to the larger community. This year, religious organizations at Furman did more than survive; they thrived. And perhaps the reason for this phenomenon is the nature of religion itself — adapting to meet the common needs of contemporary man. — Bill Bellinger 112 Religious CroupsReligious Croups 113Campus AnimalsEXCELLENCE WITHIN REASON In an era when we question the relevance of established institutions and discard that which we deem worthless, we should also judge the worth of our own athletic program — in the perspective of its objectives and potential. - This analysis is important to all of us, for fully one-third of the Furman male popu-lus is involved in intercollegiate athletics, and student activity fees supplement the athletic budget. Furman sports (with the exception of basketball) are not of national calibre and appear doomed to mediocrity by national standards. Nebraska, for example, would demolish the Paladin football team. But wait. Is contention with Villanova in track, Florida State in baseball, and Oklahoma in football, a realistic objective? Head football coach Bob King and athletic director Lyles Alley answer that our goal is excellence within a defined scope — excellence in Southern Conference and small school competition. We could expand, of course. We could have dynamic programs, but at least for the present that would be contrary to all that is Furman. Our teams must reflect the small school concept. And, realistically, athletic budgets remain directly proportioned to the size of an academic institution. In this perspective of limitation, we must determine whether a small school athletic program is worth the effort. It is interesting to note that nearly every yearbook has its athletic section in the center of the book. Athletics provide a rallying point for students — a common interest, a common goal. They foster loyalty toward the institution and are influential in developing the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. The athlete can find an emotional and physical outlet through competition and can develop a sense of pride and individual worth. He is l etter able to function in a competitive society. Thus, the worth of the programs cannot be judged by the gate intake or by win-loss records. The true value is inexplicable; the worth is intangible, but it is important to all concerned — each of us. — Paul Barker 116 AthleticsAthletics 117GIRLS’BASKETBALL Mars Hill Brevard Anderson use. Western Wake Brevard Erskine Appalachian Winthrop f Limestone a, !IRLS'CYMNA FV 44 42 18 34 65 32 57 51 61 24 31 37 61 35 31 47 •57 .50 59 44 38 11 FI’ 82 .53 57 } Jacksonville .a r ir L'V7tm ill. WofFord William Mary College of Charleston Appalachian State Davidson Georgia Tech Auburn Holv Cross 71)c Citadel North Carolina Manhattan Richmond East Carolina Cletnson V.M.I. 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Smith I GIRLS'FIELD HOCKEY FU E.T.S.U. 15 Brevard 55 Carson-Newman 61 Clemson 27 Georgia 27 U.S.C; 32 Baptist College 31 The Citadel 32 E.C.U. 18 Appalachian State 26 Davidson j 41 Pembroke 30 W.CAJ. f 30 uthem Conference 3rd place W FU 40 16 16 29 30 25 24 23 39 30 17 25 25 , 20 Brenau 0 5 71W 32 Appalachian; State 5 0 Y TL 72 J .30 Converse ' o 1 41 63 Spartanburg Day 2 3 j Converse 1 6 Coker 3 2 Brenau 0 15 Winthrop 3 1 ■ — Coker 2 4 Tennessee 0 2 Appalachian State 5 1 w« 1 1 n A State of Mind The sun bears down mercilessly — the coaches l ear down mercilessly — 1-2-3-4, nooo pulled muscles today! — turf Hies — bodies fly — bodies hurt — praying for rain — praying for a staff infection epidemic — helmets clash again — and again — taped ankles — bruised arms — Homecoming victor)’! — paying to be out here — but wanting to be no other place — the eyes, where blood and sweat and tears run together — were we mediocre? — 5-5-1 — mediocrity is not statistical, it is a feeling — we were successful — Furman football... 120 FootballFootball 121The Paladins’ involvement with Sirrine Stadium might be termed “mere infatuation," but the fact remains that the team won all their home games after Appalachian State and lost every foreign football contest in the eleven-game season. The season opener with Appalachian ended in a 0-0 tie and set the stage for a similar season of play. With a 5-5-1 record, the team was fourth in Southern Conference standings with a 2-3-0 total. Senior co-captain Steve Crislip set two records in rushing, with a season total of 1002 yards and a new game high of 229 yards. The stands were on edge the night of the final game against Carson-Newman, when all realized that Crislip had a chance to reach that magic 1000 mark. Sophomore soccer-style kicker Al Standi-ford, a fan favorite, tied the record for successful extra points with a total of 24 and placed 3 out of 6 field goal attempts between the uprights. Football 123Starting slowly, the Paladins were twice beaten decisively following the Appalachian State game but began to pull together in the fourth game for a 14-0 victory against VMI. And things looked even brighter with a win against Western Carolina the following week. Furman alumni and students were treated to a spectacular display of Furman talent in the Homecoming contest with Davidson. All those weeks of hard, hot work paid off in the Paladins' 41-6 triumph. The Purple machine was in motion! But conference-leading Richmond ended that streak, and East Carolina's Pirates also swooped in for a kill. Perhaps tired of their inconsistency, the Furman squad rallied and stiffened for the final three games, defeating Guilford and Carson-Newman, and losing a well-fought conflict with their rival The Citadel with a heartbreaking 35-33 score. Next year’s team will be minus several key players who strengthened this year's squad, particularly in the baekfield. However, the outlook is still optimistic, as one looks at the impressive 4-1 record of the upcoming freshman team. These "Little Paladins,” combined with experienced varsity men like Donnie Griffin, Blake Carlyle, and Dan Utley should produce a Furman team of unlimited potential. A losing football team was becoming as much a Furman tradition as fried chicken on Sundays. But the past two years have produced two strong teams (8-3, 5-5-1), and the future of Furman football has taken on a rosier aspect. —Paul Barker Football 125Furman’s Best Ever Those strolling around the far side of the lake at 6 a.m. might wonder what kind of lunatics would be out running at that ungodly hour. But for the members of the Furman cross country track team, this is just routine. According to Coach Bill Keesling, this year's team was the “best he has ever coached at Furman." Led by four experienced sophomores, the team compiled an 8-5 season record, placing third in the S.C. meet and sending four runners to the NCAA’s. Two freshmen, Jim Chapman and Lee Crane, and senior co-captain Mike Caldwell rounded out the powerful Paladin punch. With no decided leaders, the harriers derived their success by running in a group and by finishing together in a bunch. Against powerful Western Carolina, a united team effort captured places 3 through 7 for a decisive victory. By next fall, the addition of several freshmen should supplement this year’s veteran runners and result in the best Furman team ever, a team to be reckoned with in the state and conference next year. Already, the members of this year’s team have realized that William and Mary’s top conference position is not impregnable, and they’re preparing to prove it. 126 Cross CountryCross Country 127It’s Catching On That strange European game of soccer is gradually gaining momentum in the U.S. and is blooming as an inter-collegiate sport. Furman is no exception. The 1971 team, because of a number of inexperienced freshmen and lack of depth, produced a disheartening season record of 1-7-2. However, the final statistics do not take into account that the Paladins led at the half in seven of the ten matches, and that two matches went into overtime play. Since none of the team members were seniors, next year’s squad should offer a full line of seasoned veterans against Furmans formidable foes. As Rome was not built in a day. a superior soccer team cannot be developed in the few seasons that Furman has had on the field, but they’re on their way. 128 Soccer t TDK.Sputtering Sporadically Despite Furman's basically male-chauvinistic tendencies in regard to sports, the women's field hockey team made their mark this year with good season records. A combination of teamwork and a strong defense, which allowed opponents an average of only two points per game, factored heavily in the winning season. The offense, sparked by Kathi Crove and Rock Feathers ton, sputtered sporadically, but managed a season total of 6-5. The team also hosted the annual Deep South Field Hockey Invitational, defeating Tennessee and losing to Appalachian State. No Furman players were selected for the Deep South All-Star team. A few key members will graduate, but several promising freshmen and seasoned upperclassmen should produce an equally experienced team for a fruitful 72 season. Field Hockey 129Bated Breath Season . . . Along with fluctuation in campus weather, the hot and cold Paladins left a hardwood record of 17-11, a small improvement on hist year's 15-12 season. Winning four of the first five games, the Paladins appeared determined to defend their top-twenty national ranking. But alas. The streak ended as the team lost four of its next five games, including a last place finish in the Christmas Poinsettia Classic. The next 11 games left Furman with an 11-10 record, far below preseason expectations. Contributing to the sting of the slump were two close defeats to Jacksonville University, Joe Williams' old stomping grounds. And then the tide turned, with Furman winning decisively against the next three opponents and edging out West Virginia to close the regular season. Could the magic last? All eyes were on the tourney.Basketball 131Disappointment . . . Call it fate, luck, or a deflated ball, but the fact remains that third-ranked East Carolina emerged the victor in the Southern Conference playoffs, edging out runner-up Furman in a close overtime battle, 77-75. The Paladins had lost to ECU early in the season 82-73, but had rebounded to soundly tromp them 107-84 several weeks before tourney time. Of the three season contests that had gone into overtime, Furman had tightened to win the first two. In the end, however, the team lost the one that counted for advancement to the NCAA championships. Despite this defeat, Joe Williams has good reason to fix his eye on the tourney trophy for the 73 season. 132 Basketball134 I BasketballAnd Great Expectations In fact, Williams has 11 good reasons to expect much in next year’s season. At post position, he will have TV Fessor Leonard and 6’9” Clyde May's. At point, he will have his choice of three likely candidates — Ed Kelley and Steve Dougherty, both of whom saw considerable action this year; and Baron Hill, speedy playmaker of this year’s frosh team. Six fit the bill for wing positions: Russ Hunt, who led the team in scoring with 22.5, Roy Simpson, close behind with 20.8, Bud Bierly, Gary Clark, Todd Brenizer and Michael Hall. An impressive roster such as this should easily rate a pre-season top-twenty ranking. Joe Williams will only have to decide how great a win margin he wants and who will fill the positions. — Paul Barker Basketball 135A Faster Pace Further dissipating the myth of feminine fragility, the women's basketball team competed valiantly in ten hard-hitting contests this year. Playing a strong schedule, the team attributes its 3-7 record to a 29? shooting average from the field and a 422 average from the charity line. The formal establishment of the five-player rule has resulted in a faster paced game for the women cagers. Senior Candy Clarke led the squad in scoring, and Loucinda Allgood was the top rebounder. Only three seniors will graduate, leaving an experienced team for the 73 season. 136 Girls' BasketballHigh Enthusiasm Gymnastics 137 Injuries and lack of depth in the eight-woman gymnastics squad combined to hamper this season's record, but did not dampen the enthusiasm of the team mem-l ers. All eight will return next year attempting to beat the 1972 total of 1-2. The girls also hope newly-recruited freshmen and upperclassmen will boost the team's size into a position which will allow the Furman women to contend with larger teams.Up Is Ten Points Furmans wrestling team has no Orientals, hut the spirit of the Rising Sun still characterizes this season’s marked improvement. The Paladins recorded ten points in Southern Conference competition; a number which exceeds the combined point total of all previous years. Adding to the sweetness of a successful season are the promises for next year. All of Furman's tourney points were scored by a front line of four freshmen. Only two team members graduated. The team is strong already in lightweight divisions; and for that reason Coach Bob Bonheim will be on the lookout for heavyweight recruits to round out next year’s squad. 138 WrestlingWrestling 139MO BaseballConference Co-Champs Again Eye Title ■ SMSVi Baseball 141142 B.tM'ballStrong Men High in Performance 144 TrackTrack 145146 Trackiut Eight Records Fell Track 147Hard-Working Golfers Host FU Invitational 148 CoifCoif 149Women Net Largest Turnout in Three Years 152 Girls' Tennis7rAnyone Can Compete That fellow hobbling down the hall is not an unsuccessful kamikaze volunteer; nor did he break his leg getting a closer look at the license plate number of a moving Mack truck. His injury was likely incurred in a Furman intramural basketball game. Admittedly, intramural sports can be rough. But they are also fun. And they are exercise — all the exercise some students get all year. An attractive sideline is the women’s intramural football teams who reportedly play pretty rough, too. Many students participate in intramurals, and both competitors and spectators seem to enjoy the games. Who knows — maybe a Furman table-tennis champ will someday represent the U.S. in China! 154 ln(r.imur.iUIntramural 155ISwimming 157(people)FRESHMEN Dede Albright Lia Allawas Harriet Allen Keith Anderson Toni Marie Antalls Davis Arnette Joanne Ash Jerri Ashmore Anne Ayers Bengy Bailey Jo Anne Bailey Paul Bailey Barbara Baker Rebecca Banks Martha Barber Clri Barfield Ingrid Barker Cindy Barnes Beth Batson Bruce Beall Becky Becker Doug Becker Vicki Beggs Paul Belk Philip Bell Cynthia Benz Donna Berry Becky Birmingham Carolyn Blair Revis Blakeney John Bloomfield Edward Bonn Steve Bowden Mark Bower Lloyd Bowers Susan Bowling Karen Boyd Michael Branch Cathy Brand Pat Brewington Bill Bridges John Brocard 160 FreshmenDavid Brooks Sandy Broome Ted Brothers Chuck Brown Nancy Brown Susan Brown David Bryant Karen Sryant Ralph Bryant Julie Burr Beverly Burroughs Allen Butt Steve Buzzard Jerry Byrd Mary Calhoun Carl Cameron Susan Campbell Bal Carter Buddy Cash Norma Cash ion Dan Cathy James Chamberlain Jim Chapman Martha Clark Phil Clawson Dean Coe Stuart Cohen Debbie Cole Pat Cole Jean Conlon Win Cooke Bob Cooper Carol Cordell Mary Linda Cox Nancy Cox Martha Crawford Robert Crosland John Cullen Cathy Curry Rob Curry David Cutler Patty Dellinger William DeLoach Laurel Jane Demko Blaine DeSantis Robert Dickinson Craig Oickopf Alice Ann Domingos Freshmen 161Dick Doody Jim Douglas Same Douglas Scott Douglas Linda Drawdy Michael Dyer Elsie Eagle Mickey Ebener Charles Edwards Ann Ellington Tom Faber Ken Fields Carl Fischer Sharon Fisher Frank Fitzgerald Mary Jane Fleece Chris Flegas Rusty Floyd El Fogle Drew Forsyth Charles Fowler Anne Fox Steve Fox Wanda Fulbright Anne Fuller Carol Gant Norma Garrett Tommy Garrick Bob Garrison Jane Garrison Lynn Garrison Bart Gary Joy Gay Bill Giflin Larry Gillespie Jan Glover Jeannie Godley Jim Godwin Johnny Goforth Brad Goodrum Tana Goodwin Marion Goodyear Mary Jane Gorman Dave Grabeman Bob G rag son Edward Graham Ann Green Delores Green 162 FreshmenMichael Green Judith Greene Janet Gresham Jimmy Grier Vicky Grier Jim Griffin Danny Griggs Kathi Grove Marvin Hall Penny Hall Bill Hamilton Hart Hamrick Richard Handford Debbie Hardy Larry Harms Beth Harris Ivey Hart Marcia Hart Susan Hart Lynn Hatcher Norman Heib Judy Hemphill Jack Heron Betsy Hicks Sam Hicks Jan Hiers Joanna Hlghsmith Suzanna Hill Andy Hodges Ann Hodges Kay Holland Ann Hollingsworth John Hood Alan Howard Emily Hundley Nancy Hunter Abby Jackson Debbie Jeffers David Jeffords Jan Johnson Jennifer Johnson Sheri Johnson Avery Jones Don Jones Donna Jones Vernon Jones Jane Jordan Chuck Joyner Freshmen 163Craig Karat Eric Kaufman Marion Kaufmann Bonnie Keappler Dean Keathley Miko Kelley David Kim Jane Kimbrough Carla Jo King Marsh King Michael King Beth Kirby Tommy Kitchens Charles Kolb Jacqul Kugel Ramona LaBrasca Sally Lambert Nadia Land Robert Landstra Margaret Law Elite Leary Laura Ledford Patty Leo Peggy Lee Tom Lemon Judi Leon Marilyn Liggett Linda Lineberger Bob Lockaby Lynda Lovejoy Cynthia Lowder Michael Ludvigren Ellen MacDonald Norman MacDonald Bill McClintock Cosette McCuen Betty McFadden Robin McGee Mark McGrath Aileen McIntosh Linda McKinney Courtnoy McMillan Frances Macauley Ashley Mace Chuck Magill Ginger Malone Scott Manley Dana Mayer 164 I FreshmenStevo Mayer Mike Mayfield Clyde Mayes Jacqui Michel Bonnie Middleton Dara Miller Mike Miller Fred Mintz Sam Mitchell Richard Mixson David Mobley Lloyd Montgomery Donna Moody Debbie Moore Lynn Mowry Melissa Muckenfus Jim Mundorf Miriam Murff Linda Kay Myers Margaret Norris Steve O’Dell Billy Onesty Beverly Oswald Cam Owens Thomas Page Jan Palmer John Park Martha Parker Patty Parks Margaret Parpart Patrice Parris Joyous Parrish David Paxton Amy Payne Mary Ann Payne Jennifer Peacock Julia Peacock Cathy Pearson Karen Pelfrey Sallie Peters Paula Pharr Peggy Pleak Pam Poetter Brian Porter Chris Poston Francis John Potoczak Walker Powe Qinny Prentiss Freshmen 165Christie Jean Price Susan Price Eddie Proctor Brenda Pruitt Jim Pulley Mac Rambo Marcie Raschiotto Peggy Reed David Reynolds Dudley Reynolds Jim Rhinehart Dusty Rhoades Margarete Rice Deborah Richardson Nancy Richter Judy Riggs Jett Ring Penny Rion James Robinson Wayne Robinson Mark Rogers Pat Rogers Hal Rowland Wllie Rucker Christine Ruth Dixie Ryle Bill Savage Patty Savich Paula Scales Peter Schunke Kent Schwarzkopf David Scott Gail Scott Karen Scott Nancy Scott Shannon Sc ruby Penny Seaman Betty See beck Chris Seibert Richard Sellers William Shaw Darlinda Shepard Barbara Shivers Anne Marie Shoe Tommy Shuler Barbara Smith David Smith Jody Smith 166 FreshmenPatti Smith Timothy Smith Henry Snead Charles Spearman Billy Spink Judy Stahle Cathy Stanley Jack Steele Joyce Steele Paul Stewart Jim Stillerman Cindy Stoll Qinny Stovall Van Strickland Sally Strom Cyndi Stump Reed Sugg Cathy Sullivan Ann Summers Jim Summers Timothy Surlas Don Switzer Frankie Tate Mary Taylor Susan Taylor Ernie Thigpen Jan Thompson Susan Tibbetts Retta Tindal Tom Travers Dick Tremblay Richard Trotter Jim Truslow Gwynn Tucker Tony Turner Peggy Tyler Allen Upchurch Larry Vanderbilt Virginia Vann Nancy Vanzant Mary Jane Vaughn Martin Vidal Dawn Wade Fred Waigand Beverly Waldron Louise Walker Steve Walker Debbie Wallace Freshmen 167Keith Walters Missy Walworth Thomas Warf Maynard Watson Pamela Waxier William Wells Paul White Van White Mary Anne Whiteside Sally Wight Dale Wilkes Jimmy Wilkes Sam Wilkins Aresa Williams Barbara Williams Bill Williams Dianne Williams Doug Williams John Williams Stuart Williams Susie Bid Williams Walter Williams Teague Willson Linda Kay Wilson David Winecoff Jane Wisse Chris Wood Pat Woods Questria Woodward Greg Wright Ken Wycof1 Bruce Young 168 FreshmenSOPHOMORES Lea Alexander Marcia Allen Jack Amos Jeannotte Anderson Lynda Anderson Harriet Arnold Irene Arthur Jill Badenoch John Bagley Ronald Bagwell Barbara Ballinger Susan Barber Paul Barker Nina Barnett Kathleen Bauld Marsha Baxter 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