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Southern /Iccent


/ Norman Hobbs
Registration pleasantly sur-
lised the Southern College
Kculty. Including 159 students
^■Orlando, 1434 students were
^Bstered-only three shy of last
^Brs total at the same point in
^B semester. Miss Elam, Direc-
^R- of Records, is well pleased
Hh the incomplete Figures. She
^Rted that registration's final
^Kmbers are quite surprising.
He registrants will be coming,
^Hthe "growth mold" for the
^Bire looks impressive. She
^Bo praised the recruitment
Bp gram and is very excited:
^Southern College is on the go
Rh a renewed spirit of

^H response to what may have
^Bgered the larger-than-
^Bected turnout, Dr. Barrow,
^Erector of Admissions, corn-
fronted, "KLM's 'Gateway to
^Kirope' was developed as a
^Kans of interest to bring and
m retain studentt M. n7 -
Bholarships were offered:
^ndership, academic, national
Herit, ACT, and student mis-
^ronary . ' ' Dr. Barrow also
Braised his office personnel for
^neir hard work in keeping up

with the voluminous mail and
in returning quick responses.
He explained the recruitment
program, which encouraged
enrollment, as having two main
thrusts: "We had recruiters in
all five conferences of the
Southern Union, and our
telemarketing program con-
tacted students by phone."

Yet the large enrollment had
an unexpected effect on Talge
Hall and Thatcher Hall. To
save money, during the sum-
mer, block walls had been con-
structed to divide the third floor
into sections, thus closing parts
of the dorm. Because enroll-
ment supplied more Talge
residents than expected, two of
the walls needed to be taken
down on the second day of
registration. Dean Christman,
Dean of Men, originally ex-
pected around 350 residents-
right now there are just over

pressed his feelings this way:
"Of course, we were glad to
knock the walls down to make
room for more students. It
would be fantastic to have no
more room in the inn and you

can take that one to the bank . ' '
In Thatcher the annex had to be
reopened after original plans
were to have all the women in
However, despite the general
feeling of pleasant surprise
among faculty members,
registration left students in
various moods. Freshmen that
were asked about registration

had varying opinions. While
some described the registration
process as "confusing and ir-
ritating," most had positive
simple"; "advisors were very
helpful"; "easy to find way
around." Still others enjoyed
meeeting people at registration
and thought the process of
registration was fun.

Upper-classmen had com-
ments about registration as
well. Some students who

menting "a bummer." A third-
year student found registration
well organized and easier with
experience. Altogether,
registration was a success.

■The Return of Frampton

My Brent Van Arsdell
I Mac Frampton and his band
Bvill present a contemporary
Ipiano concert Saturday,
■September 8, 1984, at 8:45 p.m.
|in the P . E . Center. The concert
s for displayers of SC ID
Icards; for others the charge

■ runs as follows: adults~$3.00,
|families - $7.00, children and
I senior citizens - $2.00. The con-
I cert counts toward one hour of

non-traditional college

Saturday evening's concert
I should appeal to a variety of
I musical tastes, as Frampton's
Irepertoir ranges from classical
Ito jazz. When asked to describe
land define his style, Mac said,
lilt's easier to say what it's not.
t rock, it's not jazz, and
t classical, yet it has in-
Ifiuences of all three. It has

■ classical discipline, with the
I freedom of pop."

Described by reviewers as

"one of the most exciting and

I 'Rented young pianists on the

I American stage today, Mac

I Fr ampton is an international

f concert artist who has appeared

frequently on television and has

P'ayed more than a thousand

J;°"certs with his trio. In addi-

tion, he has written the score
for two original musicals and
the arrangements for three
others. He has appeared with
several major orchestras as a
guest conductor and guest
soloist. Six successful record
albums are credited to him.

Mac Frampton came to na-
tional prominence when he won
the bronze medal in the 1969
Van Cliburn International
Piano Competition. He holds
the master's and doctor's
degrees in music from Cincin-
nati University.

Frampton is not a stranger to
Southern College. Two years
ago Frampton presented an
"absolutely phenomenal" con-
cert. "Frampton's artistic ex-
pression is of fine quality and
style.. .stimulating music!"
recalls Harry Brown, a senior
computer science major. "He
pulled out the stops and put .lis
heart into playing," said Keith

Probably the most impressive
part of his concert was his
medley of favorites-favorites
selected by the audience and ex-
pertly performed a minute
continued on pa

Hefferlin Heads for Denver

By Cynthia Watson

Dr. Ray Hefferlin, a graduate
of the California Institute of
Technology, has been a physics
professor of Southern College
since 1955.. He has left Col-
legedale for the University of
Denver on a one-year sab-
batical leave.

"My professional objective at
the University of Denver is to
begin to write a book on the
research I've done over the past
several years," Dr. Hefferlin
states. Due to the increased in-
terest in his field. Dr. Hefferlin
believes, "It is time to write a
book on the subject." His cur-
rent research project, a periodic
system for diatomic molecules,
involves the arrangement of
something similar to the
chemist's periodic chart of the
elements. Since his research has
gone so well in this area, Dr.
Hefferlin has begun work on a
system for three-atom mol-
ecules and is thinking about a
system for four-atom mol-

His students will miss him
enormously. Junior physics
major David Gentry describes
him as enthusiastic, patient,
and helpful, both in and out of

the classroom. He remembers
"Doc", as Dr. Hefferlin is
fondly called, stating his
grading motto: "I may not
always be totally fair, but I do
claim to be consistent."

Dr. Hefferlin received invita-
tions from Loma Linda and
Auburn University but chose
instead to take his sabbatical
leave at the University of
Denver. "The particular in-
terests of the staff and
geographic location of the
University of Denver make it a
good choice," he says. He
previously knew some of the
staff. Also, travel expenses will
be cut in half by this ideal

His speaking engagements will
take him as far as Canada and
Hawaii. December 21 he'll be
speaking in Honolulu on
research done by computer and
physics major Ken Priddy and
chemistry major Erin Sutton.
In Toronto he'll be reporting
on research done with Henry
Kuhlman. His last speaking
engagement will be in May at
Los Angeles.

His family has taken the move
in stride. His wife's plans to

further her education with
classes in interior design have
been cancelled since the Univer-
sity doesn't offer them.
Melissa, his oldest daughter,
doesn't seem to mind giving up
the office of Student Associa-
tion President at Collegedale
Academy in order to be with
her family.

Physics professor Henry
Kuhlman, who has been an in-
dispensable associate to Dr.
Hefferlin in his research, says,
"The physics department will
miss him tremendously, and
we'll just have to limp until he
gets back. His presence will be
especially missed by the

Through the Business Ex-
cecutive Challenge to Alumni
(BECA) program, the school
has granted Dr. Hefferlin
$5,000 for the expenses of
traveling to consult with other
specialists in his field of

research. Those individuals that ,<jK
are interested~io_writing Dr. ^B
Hefferlin should do so at the
following address: Physics
Dept., University of Denver,
Denver, CO, 80208.

O We're Talkin' Proud!

really enjoyed, and because of that displeasure, I refuse c u
it The words we're talkin', when used in slang manner, just ir-
r tate me°espeeially when used in a series of descriptions. For
xampTe, I was watching a televised football game one day and
helnouncer, in his efforts to describe a receiver-, £»£*£
to the viewers a similar line of descriptions as the f°"°™S;
"We're talkin' quick, we're talkin' lightning speed, we re talkin
mercury, we're talkin' ..." You get the picture? Not too long ago,
however, I heard those words used with the word proud follow-
ing them, and to my ears, they had a nice ring We re talkin
proud'" If you say the words loud enough, they sound pretty
good. I believe we should adopt that line to describe this year.

You might ask, "What have we got to be proud on Allow
me to answer in this manner although it is against my better judg-
ment. We're talkin' a higher-than-expected enrollment, we re
talkin' Christian friends, we're talkin' Christian teachers, we're
talkin' new friends, we're talkin' old friends, we're talkin' more
and better facilities, we're talkin' a dedicated S.A., we're talkin'
a new and exciting Sabbath School format, we're talkin' more
Campus Ministries activities, (we're talkin' a new Compugraphic
machine), and, last but certainly not least, we're talkin redecora-
tion of Talge Hall. In other words, we're talkin' proud!

Everyone does not have the privilege of attending a Christian
institution. Even less have the privilege of attending Southern Col-
lege. We should be proud of our school and what it stands for.
While it is true that secular colleges offer many incentives that
a Seventh-day Adventist institution can not offer, the opposite
of that statement is also true. Secular colleges cannot offer cer-
tain incentives that a college like ours can. Southern College pro-
vides an individual with the opportunity to fellowship with those
who believe the same way he does. It provides him with the chance
to get closer to his Lord. If you were to read the Southern Col-

i for this student's body. After a few

strides again. For that
talkin' proud" as this year
promises to be exciting.

D fulfill the school'!

. All things considered, 1984-85




Dennis Negron


John Seaman

Layout Editor

Bob Jones

Advertising Manager
Circulation Manager

Steve Morris
Jay Dedeker

Southern Cynic

Gart Curtis

Joe Denny

Robert Lastine


Steve Martin

Jerry Russell

Randy Thuesdee


Richard Gayle
Jerry Kovalski



Ron Aguilera

Michael Battistone

Melanie Boyd

La Ronda Curtis

Moni Gennick

Norman Hobbs

Cynthia Watson

Dr. Ben McArthur

The Southern Accen



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An Interview With The President

You have been president of this
college for over a year now; what
were some of your goals and
aspirations when you first took
this office?
One of my major goals was to
continue the kind of leadership
at this college that it has a
reputation for so that students
and constituency would feel
that they were getting the best
possible return on their in-
vestments in Adventist higher
education. This college has
been well managed for years,
and it's obvious by the quality
of people, the quality of
buildings, the quality of pro-
grams, and as well as the finan-
cial statement.

Now as you enter your second
year, are there any specific goals
for 1984-85?

One of the major challenges
now, in my mind, is academic
master planning. We need to
know where we want to be five
or ten years from now. For that
very reason, I am excited about
Dr. Bill Allen being on the staff
now. That is one of the items
that he and I talked about
before he was ever hired, and
he was excited about working
on the planning. I feel it is
something we really need. I
think it is something that is go-
ing to make a difference,
maybe not this year, but as we

So then will there be any
changes this year that students
can actually see?

I doubt it as far as the
academic master planning.
That sort of process takes a
while. I would think, however,
that people who are now in
academies would be able to
come here, knowing that the
majors and programs we of-
fered are really going to prepare
them for the working world
when they graduate from here.
However, the students will
notice that there are fewer
faculty members; there will be
fifteen fewer members on cam-
pus. But we were staffed for
2000 students, and we only had
1600. So we had to be shifting
dollars which were supposed to
be dedicated for repairs and
maintenance over into
operating to balance our
budget. And you can't do that
very long because it is sacrific-
ing the future for the present.
Dr. Wagner, there seems to be
an optimistic feeling going over
campus among both faculty and

students. What do you attribute
this feeling to?
I m not sure, Dennis. But I'm
glad to hear you say that
because I have felt very op-
timistic about the future of this
college. And people who I
associate with also have the
same feeling. I'm not really sure
what to attribute it to.
Perhaps one of the reasons is
that you have established a
reputation as one who makes

himself available for many of the
student functions and as one who
concerns himself with the divi-
sions on campus.

Actually, beginning about
November of last year and con-
tinuing on through the summer,
an inordinately large amount of
my time was taken up by
retrenchment, and I didn't get
around to as many functions as
I wanted to. Frankly, I am a lit-
tle bit ashamed~about how lit-
tle bit of visibility I had during
some months of last year, i
think I need to be aware of the
pulse of the campus, and the
only way I know to do that is

to be where the action is. Tkl
year I want to increase i

Gouig onto another subject, thj, 1
scho«l has been in the midst of I
a lot fcf controversy in the pas , I
few years although last year *, I
a great deal more calmer. D, I
you think all of the controvert I
is behind us? I

I hope it is. I don't see an.1
evidence of it being stirred n, I
again. But I have learned thjl
it is awfully hard to secotfl
guess people. I hope and p ri J
that it is in the past. I

What do you have to say atom I
continued on page 5

Dana Records First Album

By Mike Battistone

To Be Loved, the first album
recorded by Dana Reed was
released last month. Although
most new students of Southern
College are not familiar with
Dana, he is well known by the
rest of the student body by vir-
tue of his ability as both a
writer and performer of con-
temporary Christian music.

Although Dana graduated
from SC last May (he received
a degree in communications,
with emphasis in both jour-
nalism and radio-TV film), his
preperation for his career began
much earlier than his collegiate

when I was about five years
old," Dana recollects, "my
father would be teaching my
brother Anthony and me how
to sing. We would be tired and
would want to go to bed, but he
kept us up, and that year we
learned to harmonize."
When Dana was six years old,
he joined the Harlem Boy's
Choir and was a member for six
years. Following this experience
he joined the "Dynamics," a
traditional gospel group, and
was involved in a number of
quartets, frequently joined by
Anthony. More recently, he has

been a member of the groups
"Judah" and "Surrender."

Currently Dana is doing solo
work. His schedule took him to
the Rosewood Festival in
Nashville this past weekend ami
he has several concerts schedul-
ed in New York later this year,.

In addition to his singing abnV
ty, Dana Reed is an ac-
complished songwriter, and for
five years composed much ol'
what he sings. The song "Justf
a Prayer Away," one he wrote)
for a New York gospel |
has reached the number 7 slot
on the gospel chart.

"Wiitu cralcod about his profev
sional goals, Dana replies, "I
am working to become the best
musician I can possibly be. 1
want to provide Christians
everywhere, particularly young
people, with music that they
feel they can enjoy throughout
the week, rather than limiting
their religious music to the

The album is Dana's first
album, but according to him,
certainly not his last, To Be
Loved is available at the Hair
Designer's Beauty Shop in the
College Plaza.



By Gordon Bietz
Once upon a time there was a
man, named Pilgrim, who liv-
ed in the city of Eladegelloc,
and there, he was told by Mr.
Speaker that if he was to carry
the name Pilgrim he needed to
go to the Holy City. Mr.
Speaker pointed to a distant
mountain and told him that the
Holy City was on that moun-
tain. Pilgrim looked as careful-
ly as he could, and he could on-
ly see a faint glimmer from the
peak of the mountain. He
wasn't sure that he could make
it to that faint glimmer, it look-
ed so distant and vague. He
told Mr. Speaker that there was
no hope for him, for the
journey looked too difficult
Mr. Speaker was persistent
though and described to him
the glories of life in the distant
city, convincing him that he
should go. Still, Pilgrim was
sure that there was no way he
could make the journey. Mr.
Speaker then told him that it
wasn't hard because others had
gone before him, and they had
painted a white line for
travelers to the Holy City to
follow. Pilgrim decided that
with a line to follow he could
probably make it, and so he
started his journey to the Holy
City from Eladegelloc. At the
beginning of the journey he
found that everything went very
smoothly. He had a very clear,
very white line to follow that
was very wide and clearly

distinquishable from all that
surrounded it. "This trip will be
easy," he thought to himself as
his journey began, "it is all so
clear to me now."
He traveled quickly as he kept
his head down following the
white line around buildings,
through streets, and across
hills. His confidence level in-
creased as he moved along un-
til he came to a place where the
white line was not as clear as it
had been. It looked as though
it had been smudged. The far-
ther he got from Eladegelloc,
the less clear the line seemed to .

The dimmer the line became,
the more he focused on it, or
what was left of it, and he
found himself needing to crawl
along the road to keep track of
the white line. The edge of the
line was hardly distinguishable;
in fact, the line became rather
gray as he traveled along and its
direction was no longer ab-
solutely certain. Pilgrim, more
determined than ever to follow
the line, purchased a magnify-
ing glass, so he could be sure of
the location of the line.

The magnifying glass soon
proved to be inadequate, and so
he obtained a "Line Detection
Light Meter" which was conve-
niently for sale just to the side
of the road. The salesman said
that this instrument could pick
up a difference in reflectivity of
just one lumen over the

distance of 2 meters. With the
help of this instrument Pilgrim
was able to travel a bit more
rapidly along the road.
It wasn't long, however,
before even the "Line Detec-
tion Light Meter" wasn't
enough, and so he purshased a
microscope which was conve-
niently for sale just to the side
of the road. The salesman said
that this microscope would be
able to pick up pigment of paint
that was just a couple of
microns across so that he could
be sure and know that he was
following the line.
The trip to the Holy City was
becoming drudgery to Pilgrim.
Each day he was getting out his
line detecion equipment looking
for paint and seeking to distin-
quish the gray from the white.
In the process of focusing on
the line he lost sight of the Ho-
ly City, but he did make some
interesting discoveries.
One of Pilgrim's discoveries
made by using a Geiger counter
was that the true white paint
that must have been used by the
best traveler to precede him had
a trace of a radioactive com-
pound in it. This discovery, of
course, meant that he would be
able to invent a machine that
could detect the line and it's
direction even though there
were only a few molecules of
paint on the road. He obtained
a patent on this new line detec

tion equipment. He named the
instrument the "True Radioac-
tive Line Detection Meter" and
contracted with a local pilgrim
store to sell his device.
The advertising was im-
pressive: "Guaranteed pure line
detection for passing pilgrims."
He set up his own shop and
made a killing on travelers to
the Holy City. Sales from the
meter were fantastic, and he
made a great deal of money. He
found it was good for business
to give generously to prophets
who encouraged the travelers
on the road. He would even
give a percentage to prophets
who referred customers. He in-
vested his profits in the com-
munity at the foot of the moun-
tain and lived comfortably
beside the path leading to the
Holy City.

One day Mr. Speaker, the one
who sent him on his journey,
visted him. Pilgrim proudly
showed off his fancy equipment
and told him how it certainly
must have saved many a
traveler from straying from the
true line. "You see," he toTd
Mr. Speaker, "everything is so
gray that by the time the
travelers pass through here they
just don't know which way to
go unless they buy my

"Have you ever thought why
things go gray here?" asked
Mr. Speaker.

"No," replied Pilgrim, "I just
know from personal experience
that without my equipment you
simply can't detect a line past
this city."

"But why is it that you can't
detect a line here, and it is so
clear down in the valley? ' * per-
sisted Mr. Speaker.

"I don't know" said Pilgrim.

"I'll tell you why," continued
Mr. Speaker. "Look up at the

Pilgrim looked up at the
mountain peak and covered his
eyes, for they were blinded with
the light from the mountain.
"You see" continued Mr.
Speaker, "from here the
traveleres can see the Holy Ci-
ty so clearly that they are no
longer concerned about the
lines and whether they are gray
or white. When you are this
close to the Holy City, if you
focus on the goal, your feet will
stay in the path."

"Oh" said an embarrased
Pilgrim. "If that is true, sales
for the "True Radioactive Line
Detection Meter" will

"That is true," answered Mr.
Speaker, "but then the travelers
will lift their eyes and look at
their goal, rather than examin-
ing the remnants of each line,
seeking to determine which is
most white. With their eyes on
their goal, their feet will be on
the right path."

Collegiate Commitment Weekend Begins

By La Ronda Curtis

Making a commitment, a
pledge to do something, is not
uncommon for college
students. Most of us make
some of kind of commitment
each day. For example, we may
make a commitment to meet a
friend at KR's Place for an
afternoon snack or promise to
help someone study for his
Chemistry test or agree to have
opening prayer for Sabbath

We may be used to making
commitments, but do we
always carry them out? Have
you ever stood up in an appeal
at the end of a church service
as a sign of commitment to
Christianity? It is easy to forget
about the commitments we
ma ke, and unfortunately,
sometimes we don't do
anything about them.

During September 6-9,
Southern College will have its
commitment weekend on cam-
Pus. Assistant Chaplain Dale
Tunnell sees this weekend as a
time for students to "commit
themselves to sharing what they
° e Jieve in, and then putting it
'"*T action. "Getting involved

during this weekend will be a
big step for the student body to
keep a commitment to the col-
lege, and most important, to

To assist in getting this
weekend off to a good start, the
youth directors from the
Southern Union will be on cam-
pus. On Thursday night, they
will form a team for a Softball
game and play against the SC
staff. They will be visiting some
of the classes Friday morning
and will be in charge of con-
ference afterglow after vespers.
To top off the weekend, they
will be hosting the annual pan-
cake breakfast Sunday morning
at 9:00. Their spiritual en-
thusiasm will be a good boost
for our college at the start of a
new year.

Others who will be here this
weekend will be Elders Ralph
Peay and Ray Tetz. Those who
were here last year will recall
that Elder Tetz was one of our
speakers. Their theme will be
"Focusing on the World."
Elder Peay, Southern Union
Youth Director, will be the

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