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Getting the job you really want, page 5

Alumni Forum, page 8 Commencement is ...

Commencement is . the end of papers throughout the the beginning, an unfolding drama nation, carried by with a fluid cast of characters who wirephoto of the national exemplify the solemnity, excitement, press services. pride, anticipation and uncertainty Commencement is of the day . weather changes, too, Dr. Duncan S. Ferguson from soft spring to cloud-heavy days saying, "Mr. Presiden t, these which send caps flying and gowns students have completed all billowing ... riotous color as faculty academic requirements and have momentarily upstage graduates with been recommended by the faculty velvet striped robes, hoods of flam- and approved by the Board of boyant orange, blue, white, scarlet, Trustees for the Bachelor of Arts or pink and green satin which tell of the Bachelor of Science degree." . and students .. it is parents from their origins, a rainbow of degrees It is President Edward B. Lindaman Trinidad and South Korea, proud the beginners with tassels of standing before the candidates for and misty-eyed, who have traveled white, red, light blue, yellow bounc- graduation, searching faces, then thousands of miles to applaud their ing in the breeze as they walk to asking the vice presiden t of academic children as they receive diplomas ... the Fieldhouse it is one beginner affairs (with a smile), "Are you it is favorite professors of each de- with a pine cone from the campus' sure?" A rapid inhalation by almost partment announcing the names of many ponderosa affixed firmly atop 400 graduates. A pause. Then a ten- each candidate with personal asides the stiff mortar board ... orchid leis, tative tittering of laughter as Presi- about the progress and future of and pineapple which parents from dent Lindaman turns to confer the each . it is a middle-aged woman Hawaii bring for the celebration for degree upon the assembled candi- receiving her masters degree in friends of the mainland the dates. .it is President Lindaman English after seven years of study sculpted medal of the President - greeting each scholar with a hand while working, hugged by her de- his badge of office - swinging shake and smile as he slips the tas- partment head and presented with a slowly from its heavy metal chain sell across the mortarboard point bouquet of roses by the entire as he processes to the ceremonies from the right side to the left indl- English Department faculty as she (escorting the commencement cating a graduate. . a graduate resumes her seat. . sons beaming speaker, both clad in robes of high who has labored four years in soci- self consciously as their fathers give degrees) ... it is a graduate in the ology, crossing the campus by elec- the commencement address (it has parade with a hand lettered sign tric wheel chair, now crossing the happened three times in the last two hung on her back stating "I Are stage laboriously on crutches, receiv- decades) . it is Albert Gunderson Graduated" which is seen in news- ing a standing ovation from parents giving his last stage blocking assign- ment to those who majored in ;~~~LR~/PtT.W~~-~'f~Io- .~i "<.f,;>\ - l~!-'""~"'il.>" ...~....:!t,z.'. "'" theatre arts and communication - ~ ~ ~ , _~:r ~A.l .' '!,~. ,.~.1t~.""to:<'. .. .;: "Enter downstage left, cross to ;r.;:.",,"- ~~'?J.h -' ~ downstage center to receive diploma, ",-."'t"--t-- ...J- ..·.r>!.. ... cross to downstage right to shake '.i:";:""'~.~ .,'1 ~ V~ ·.L,,; _.."..~ ~~.. " .... , ~~, . Captain Eddie's hand and exit down '.'l~r.".~;. ' .,..~ >; ~' right." .~ ",,~, r~ Most of all. perhaps, commence- - ~,,~~~ '( ment is the warmth and happiness of a job well done, the prize of accomplishment by students and faculty working together, the inter- play of ideas, the grasp of concepts, the broadening of perspectives and the thrusting forth of graduates to face a complex world. Competence is bred here, compe- tence with a broad base of knowl- edge on which to rely and, most important, a deep and informed faith in Jesus Christ, whose love calls us towards our full potential. History decrees the cap and gown

Credit the medieval world for the modern day cap, gown and hood. Their use began in 11th and 12th century Europe, spread to Oxford and Cambridge and thence to the Shortly after the founding of the The doctor wears a gold tassell on United States. Revival of interest English universities, statutes decreed the cap. in learning was responsible for which livery the faculty would wear. Ah, the cap' universitates, i.e. guilds or associa- Some even administered oaths to At Oxford the cap was a sign of tions, which students formed. Origi- their professors that they would freedom and in a young man nallya university was a guild of dress appropriately at all times. wore it to show his emancipation Masters of Art, a degree noted 35 a Bachelors wear a gown closing only from bachelorhood. The mortar step of distinction through which at the top with long pointed sleeves; board design has been credited full membership in the guild was masters' sleeves are long, closed at with everything from depicting a attained. Originally an apprentice the bottom with a slit near the student's books to the quadrangle served his time, obtained a testimo- elbow for arms to come through shape of the English school campus. nial to his skill and a license to prac- thereby freeing the arms and hands By the 16th century it was accepted tice his trade. while teaching. Doctors wear robes dress. By the 18th century the tuft A bachelor denoted an apprentice, with normal sleeve length, full flow- at the top was replaced by a tassell. an assistant. ing with velvet trimming in black or They are worn to this day, although And for those who had attained the color representing the degree. some schools use the rounded velvet highest learning the term "doctor" All gowns were made with "prince's cap called a pileus. was conferred. stuff" or "crape." -c-Dawn Bowers

Medical ethics: sorting the quandries

Abortion, genetic screening, DNA have attempts been made for cross- james F. Childress, PhD. at the research, 'pulling the plug' - these disciplinary dialogue between health Center for Bioethics, Kennedy Insti- and other explosive issues will be professionals and ethical scholars, tute, Georgetown University is the dissected when Whitworth gathers but the public, all too often, has Joseph P. Kennedy Senior Professor notables from the medical world been excluded. of Christian Ethics. along with philosophers and the With government moving into the His published works include A consuming public for a three-day health care field, suggesting a Study ill Chris/intI socinl Ethics, Should symposium on Moral Issues in national health insurance program, Doctors PIny God and Etllirs nlld Hen/th Health Care, starting . the time has arrived to discuss policy Care. The symposium is funded in part for allocation of resources, which Dr. james S. Todd, MD., Chair- by the Washington State Commis- become scarce as costs escalate. Any man of the American Medical Asso- sion for the Humanities. Jacqueline form of national health insurance ciation Special Committee on the L. Fick, associate director of continu- must address the policy for alloca- Principles of Medical Ethics, is also ing studies at Whitworth, is Chair- tion of these resources. And, tied- to chairman of the board of the Medi- person of the Planning Committee allocation are serious ethical issues, cal Society of New jersery. and chief administrator of the such as abortion and abortion fund- Kenneth Vaux, PhD., is a profes- project. Project director is David ing which stir public concern. sor of Bioethics at the University of Kilpatrick, attorney and member of Keynoters include Garrett Hardin, Illinois School of Medicine. Whitworth's adjunct faculty. PhD., professor of human ecology, His numerous writings The symposium's major goal is to emeritus, at the University of Cali- include Who Shall Live?, Moden! sciellce, raise professional and public aware- fornia at Santa Barbara. He is a key MM1'S 5n/vnfion or Doom?, Biomediml ness of ethical issues brought on by national figure in environment and Ethus: The Mornlity of Medici/Ie. scientific and technological advances author of Tire Tmgedy of tire COIIIIIIIIIII'. The conference is open to the in health and health care. While Dr. Hardin began writing of the public free of charge and will be ethical discussions occur among social and moral implications of his video taped to be an educational philosophy scholars or health profes- science as early as 30 years ago. offering on three cable television sionals, it is rare that the two Among his other books are Exp/ori/lg channels during the next year. groups discuss such matters beyond New Efhics for SunJivn/ and Biology: I/s their own circles. Only recently 1Il1p{imfivlIs. 3 Career opportunities in math are multiplying

reprinted from The Spokesman-Review ~ Robert McCroskey, assistant professor of by Dale Goodwin mathematics and computer science, instructs Teaching is no longer the only students. career alternative for college mathe- matics graduates. Vander Seek attributes new op- However, he said those who failed Job opportunities in business and portunities in mathematics to the to develop basic quantitative skills as industry are becoming more and development of the computer. The young children continued to have more prevalent, John Vander Beek, two endeavors go hand in hand, he problems in math throughout their associate professor and chairman of said. school careers. It is a pyramid effect. the mathematics/computer science At Whitworth the two fields are Learning difficulties compound. department at Whitworth College, combined into a single department. Vander Seek is pleased to see has been telling area high school And although most universities schools using a moderated system of students. across the nation maintain the two teaching math now, as opposed to And in particular, industrial firms fields as separate departments, the new math of the 60s and early are seeking women with math back- Vander Beek said there is increasing 70s. grounds to fill key positions, Vander cooperation between the two fields He said the biggest problem with Beek said. where much friction once pre- the so-called new math was that it "It used to be that mathematics dominated. was introduced all at once, and not was considered a man's field. But ", progressively, one step at a time. that's not the case anymore. The Many children were lost out in left only problem is the message hasn't field, he said. gotten out to women yet." he said. Because new opportunities for math graduates have just opened up TQDAY recently, most high school counsel- ors are unaware of these develop- ~ ments, Vander Seek said. A publication of Whitworth College To reinforce his message, Vander member of Independent Colleges of Washington Beek surveyed Whitworth math graduates from the past six years. Edward B. Lindaman, President Of 55 graduates, he was able to Joseph P. H. Black, Vice President, contact 31. Of those contacted (20 Development men, 11 women), only six were em- Robert L. Hannigan, Director of Admissions ployed as teachers. The other 25 were employed in business or indus- R. Kay Brown, Director of Alumni Relations trial fields, he said. John Vanderbeek Dawn Bowers, Director of Public Information Of the 11 women surveyed, eight "After all, math's survival depends Linde; Sharman, Editor were employed in business and in- on its application," he said, which is dustry. And one of those women, often times in the field of computer employed by Tektronix Inc. of science. TODAY Whitworth College Beaverton, Oregon, was commis- He said a solid math background (USPS 087200). Vol. 47, No.3, sioned last summer to recruit other is important to most computer May, 1979. Issued quarterly in math majors for her industrial firm. science endeavors. February, May, August, Vander Seek said the average For high school students consider- November, by Whitworth entry level salary among those 31 ing a math or computer science College, West 300 Hawthorne Whitworth alumni surveyed was career, Vander Seek suggests they Road, Spokane, WA 99218. $14,500. have complete at least a second-level SECOND CLASS POSTAGE Jobs held by these people include algebra course before entering col- PAID AT SPOKANE, WA. such titles as systems analysts, soft- lege. Anything beyond that can only POSTMASTER: Send Address ware managers, computer specialists, help, he said. changes to Editor, Today and engineering trainees. Vander Beek has found in his Whitworth College, West 300 Companies employing these math meetings with area high schoolers Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA graduates include Pacific Northwest and through research that students 99218. Bell (utility), Weyerhauser and who developed a sound understand- Whitworth College provides equal opportunity in Potlach Corp. (wood products), R.A. ing of arithmetic at younger ages education and employment without regard to race, Hanson Co. of Spokane (construc- and were placed in accelerated color, handicap, national origin Or sex, as required by Title VI, 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX. 1972 tion) and Boeing International mathematics programs in high Educational Amendments (aviation). school did very well in math. 4 'Know Thyself' - the first step to your career goal

Experts say that 80% of all Another opportunity for the job- sive Seattle Home Show, publishes vacancies that occur in the work seekers' creativity is made possible the country's largest magazine for force (above entry level, at least) are by affirmative action and equal op- the construction industry, The Mnsfer never advertised through any of the portunity programs, Palms points Builder, and owns a mushrooming avenues job-hunters traditionally out. "Industry is trying to attract mortgage and escrow firm. Not bad turn to. So says Richard Bolles, men and women into non-traditional for a man who came to Whitworth author of The Quick Job Hunting Map. fields. Men should look into nursing, to become a professional baseball For the college senior that means nutrition and elementary education, player. a challenge to his or her crea tivity 35 and women should try for math and "Dr. Dixon's economics class got preparations are made to break into business positions." me turned on" he said, "he taught the job market. But for the under- Today checked in with some-recent us how things really work. I learned graduate and the college-bound high Whitworth grads who've "made it" you've got to be able to handle the school senior, it means a whole new for their views on the job market. problems and do things that people way to approach the total process of Sharon Bolstad, '75 has become the will remember you by." career preparation. first woman to reach the manage- Noel Neckanicky, '66, has the "The opportunities are fantastic," ment level of the financial division largest real estate developing firm in according to Dr. Harry Dixon, chair- of Northwest Airlines. Yakima, plus several related inter- man of the Whitworth business "I think I came across with more ests. He feels his college preparation department, "if you know yourself confidence, more depth than most gave him three essential skills. well enough to design your own entry level applicants because of "You've got to have the background position, show a company where the broad background and individual to interpret and understand the sig- you'd fit in and what you'd do for attention I'd received," she said. nificance of what you read, you them. Companies are looking for Bill Curry, '73, is director of per- need a true sense of values, which someone who's going somewhere, sonnel at Spokane's Key Tronics. help you deal with other people, and and they'll move you toward the world's largest manufacturer of data you need to know good basic math." openings." entry keyboards. Curry commented Equipped with these kinds of And a traditional business major on the importance of a 'real world' skills, one can enter a job market isn't the best route to 'somewhere' experience. "I like the internship that is, according to Dr. Dixon, one Dixon advises. "It's best to work the requirement," he said. He also of "high flexibility" with opportuni- combinations," he explained, "busi- echoed the need for self-knowledge. ties in banking, farming, hotel man- ness and math, business and nutri- ''I'm really glad [ took Dr. (David) agement, sales, retailing, health care, tion, journalism, health care, or Hicks' Core course on quality of life construction, social services, person- social services. I'd be happy with no - the introspection about where nel and many more. The key, he full majors. We can put together you want to go with your life." says, is to decide what you want, areas of concentration that feed a Mike Kahan, '71, is a one-man and take a "rifle shot" at it. couple of interests the student has, conglomerate. He directs the mas- - linda Sharman then we're not graduating someone who's bored and burnt out with four years of business and econ. I like to see people come out of school excited, fired up, motivated. "And it's not necessary to stay in school until you have your MBA. It's better to get that later, using your employer's support." Placement Director Kathy Palms agrees. "I hear from many employ- ers that in the long run, they are looking for liberal arts majors. What this means is that the liberal arts degree is not necessarily a ticket to a job, but people who rise in an orga- nization are usually those with a degree and a liberal arts background. In addition, though, the person must have an area of expertise, which may be gained through an intern- ship, part-time work, or volunteer experience. It takes both - the degree and the experience." Harry Dixon 5

._~ Study abroad - a tale of three cities

Canton, , january 2, 1979 American connection seems likely to will otherwise grow into, it's worth Wherever a foreigner might go in tear away at the solid fabric of all the time and energy I can muster this historic city of East-West con- public thought so long held tightly to raise it. tact, the feeling today is mostly one together by Peking's policy makers. If the prejudice continues, so will of anticipation. Common folk appear ~ Daniel Sanford the violence. The hope is in the perplexed and cautious toward the Dr. Daniel Sanford, associate professor of children. -jody Drew new American tourists, perhaps not political studies at Whitworth, visited China yet ready to believe the govern- with a group of his students, just one day lody Drew was among a group of stu- ment's recent assurance that talking after normalization of relations with the dents who toured the British Isles during with foreigners is now approved. United States. If was part of a five-country the fall semester. Students spent half the However, OUf Chinese hosts, journey to study foreign trade end economic semester studying literature under Dr. Dean fresh from accelerated English tour policy. Ebner, professor of English, and half study- guide school. talked about the Dr. Sanford completed his doctornl ing history under Dr. R. Fenton Duvall, changes being made by Chairman research Drl Chinese foreign policy and professor of history. The group visited loca- Hua and Vice-Premier Teng as recently participated in the scholar-diplomat tions of literary and historical significance though a long-awaited personal exchange residence at the East Asia Bureau in . Scotland, Wales and Ireland. opportunity were in the of the United Stafes State Department. making. They had more questions for us San jose, Costa Rica, than we of them. "Is not the United Belfast, N. Ireland, November 1978 I have had some interesting things States aware of the Soviet threat?", We were in the Shankill Road to think about. The big issue thus they asked. area. It used to be a nice area, with far this trip has been violence and "What will the u.s. do if the good shops, but now it's a Protes- Christianity. Can Christians use USSR attacks China?" tant ghetto with a high vandalism violence to fight, say Somoza? We "Is not the United States one of rate and very poor living conditions. have met several people fighting the most fun places to live and We had tea and then went to a against Somoza here and a good play?" youth club in an unused church. It's number of them are Christians, "How much do you earn - what do sponsored by the community to give even priests. They always pray you do with all your money?" children from 6 to 17 a place to go before a battle. One told us that if The walls at Canton buildings to keep them off the streets and out Jesus were in Nicaragua now, he too were surprisingly bare of banners of the hands of the para-military. would carry a gun in battle. Well, I and posters. Loudspeakers were The kids were beautiful and tough just don't know. I've never been silent, and the atmosphere seemed as nails. Once they discovered we faced with the question in a real life normal. One evening, the Canton were interested in them, they were situation, but it is interesting to Symphony Orchestra offered a per- all talk. I was struck with the value think about. For me, violence just formance in a park and instead of of the work going on there. "If can't be the Christian way. I believe martial music, played waltzes there's hope here, it's in the chil- more in the writings and actions of and, to the whispered surprise of dren," I thought. Archbishop Camara of Brazil, who the audience, two American folk We spent a day with the "Peace disagrees with all forms of violence tunes, "Old Man River" and "Home People" (of the movement started by - especially poverty and oppression Sweet Home." Nobel Peace Prize winners Betty - but also guerilla activity against "This could not have happened," Williams and Mairead Corrigan) them. Still, it's a difficult question the guides told us, "before the Four including a woman who'd been and hard to come to grips with. I Pests (the Gang of Four) had been bombed out of her house seven can't at all condemn what the put down." times for her conviction that peace Nicaraguans are doing in fighting We asked our guides how so must come to Northern Ireland Somoza, but I'm not sure if it is much of what they saw as failure in through non-violent means, and a Christ's way. China could be attributed to the man who organizes football clubs. -Stephen Benz "Four Pests." Were not many of the He started three years ago putting errors they cited endemic to China together teams with both Catholic Spokane junior Stephen Benz is one of a far before the influence of the and Protestant players. The program group of students who have been traveling, "Gang of Four?" has grown from six teams to 46, and studying and working in Central America They frankly admitted the truth there are long waiting lists for both under the tuteledge of Dr. Ronald Frase. of our argument and thus boldly boys and girls. associate professor of sociology, and Whif- cast doubt on official government He told us it costs £90 to finance worth's Third World expert. Benz is pursu- position. a team, which is $180, and asked us ing an area of concentration, combining Exchanges like these suggest that if we could help. That's less than sociology and political studies, called China is in store for remarkable most of us spend in a year for gas. Sociology of the Third World. transformations in public If $180 can give 14 kids a chance compliance. Indeed, the new to break out of the prejudices they 6 Summer conferences offer vacation stimulation

As each summer approaches it Gifted Child Workshop and high ability and possesses excel- adds weight to a belief that the lent grades. Whitworth campus is the center of A two week workshop on the varied, stimulating and significant gifted and talented child will be held ElderhosteI events. from july 16-27 for students and While young students and teach- teachers under Whitworth's Margo ers will scrutinize achievement, Whitworth Institute of Ministry Long. Teachers may attend one or another group, older, will return to Each year the Whitworth Institute both weeks of the workshop and re- renew their lives through learning of Ministry provides added impetus ceive one-half credit hour for each when Elderhostel opens for one to its goal of bringing theological week. From july 16-20 fifteenthird week at the campus on July 15. reflection to bear on the critical to sixth grade children will attend Whitworth is one of twelve cam- issues facing the church today. Now wi th teachers. The remaining week puses chosen in four s ta tes for in its fourth year, the need seems will focus on seventh through ninth Elderhostel in the Pacific Northwest greater, the answers more difficult graders with teachers. Each week- Region by the national organization. to come by. long session will meet from 9 a.m. This, the second year, will feature Running from july 23-28, the In- to 12 noon with the time divided be- Fenton Duvall with a unique histor- stitute this year will bring a variety tween two classes: program plan- ical approach titled "Six Threads A of important issues to clergy and ning and curriculum development Modern World Do Make." The spouses. Ernest T. Campbell from which for the children will mean art, threads, political, social, economic, New York City will discuss the radi- music, drama and poetry. The re- artistic, religious and intellectual arc cal nature of the gospel and lead maining ninety minutes will be de~ influences felt in the unfolding workshops on better ways to pro- voted to improving the students' self drama of world history. claim it through preaching. concept entitled "The Science of Edwin Olson will conce n t ra te on James A. Sanders of Claremont, M e." "Our Earth in Time and Space," in , will help participants Guest lecturers from the Univer- which he will look at our planet discover the deeper meanings and sity of Washington and renowned through twentieth century eyes and interpretations of biblical terminol- John and Marsha Fuller will work later journey back to the history of ogy. Sanders is nationally known for with the children and teachers as earth and its place in the universe. his thoughtful study of hermeneu- well as other staff members. Theatre Without Walls will have tics. Children may be recommended by Pat Stien test individual creativity as Maggie Kuhn, founder of the other teachers or by their parents words and people come alive Gray Panthers, internationally- with guidelines of a gifted and tal- through Readers Theatre with

Alums are promised six days of nostalgia at the old Alma Mater, intellectual stimulation by favorite professors, recreation and fun at Alumni College III, scheduled for July 23 through 28, the same dates as Whitworth's Institute of Ministry. Four classes are scheduled through which all interests may filter, Midlife Passages with Dr. Patricia MacDonald will trace the dreams, demands and decisions of midlife. Participants will chart their own patterns of growth, search the real- ity of mid-life crisis and identify individual corrections encountered. The Gray Panther herself, Maggie Kuhn, will teach a course in Inter- generational Experience; Aging in a New Age. Maggie (she insists on no other name) will tell her methods of eliminating "ageism" and how the young and old can strive together to eradicate it. Camera Techniques will be taught by Robert Crispin, professor of art. This course will attract all 35mm camera buffs and provide valuable information to those who want to learn to take better pictures. Teaching Through a Child's Gifts and Talents is a special option for educational credit (2yz quarter hours). Focus will be on creative and challenging materials for every class- room to include areas of social studies, language arts and music. Emphasizing the gifted and talented child, the class will deal with how to stimulate potential in every student. An added attraction is Favorite Faculty Forum, where alums will visit informally with selected faculty who have been favorites over the years. A complete program for child and youth will be provided with educa- tion and recreation during morning adult classes. Child care for infants will be available during the week. At a recent gathering of Phoenix area alumni Worship services will be held with Sonja White Burns ('58) visits with hostess Institute of Ministry participants. Jo Burkhart Cole ('60x). Dormitory housing is available as well as space for self-contained Dr. Mark Koehler ('37), President of Whit- worth College, 1964-69, visits with alums trailers and recreation vehicles. Rev. Richard Lawrence ('72x) and Steve Registration deadline is July 10. Walker ('76) at a Phoenix area alumni gathering.

8 Alumni Notebook Note: This issue contains alumni news cation, at University of Nevada- for even-numbered years. Next issue Reno. Stephen E, Gorman received (August) will include odd-numbered his MDiv. from the Methodist year news. Theological School of Ohio. Steve Deaths '50 Jim Carlson, who taught at Whit- and Cinda (Warner) have begun as Karl K. Rupp ('28), died December, worth from 1954-1963, is now pro- co-ministers of Education at the 1978 in Berkeley, California. He at- fessor of Psychomusicology at the First Presbyterian Church, Cham- tended Whitworth Preparatory University of Washington, in addi- pagne, Illinois. They have a son, School and College, where he served tion to being editor of the Journal Benjamin, age 2. as student president. He retired from of Research in Music Education. His the Army Reserve with the rank of research reports have been pre- major. In 1964, Maj. Rupp received the sented at national and international Alumni Distinguished Service Award gatherings for music education. for his outstanding support of the '54 Richard Gray, who had the dis- alumni program. Lillian G. Brown tinction while at Whitworth of ('28), passed away in Spokane in Jan- being the first person in the country uary. A classics major, Lillian taughtt to receive a Danforth Scholarship language and drama in Montana, in Journalism, is director of the Wenatchee, and Spokane's Ferris High School of Journalism at Indiana School. Last year, she taught a cre- University. He was elected presi- ative writing course in the Senior dent for 1979-80 of the Association Scholars Progam at Whitworth, and for Education in Journalism. attended her 50 year class reunion at '64 Dorean Bare was recently selected May commencement. Edith R. Executive Director of Family Coun- Strange ('09), died recently in seling Service in Adrian, Michigan. Portland, Oregon. Her agency offers marriage coun- seling, family therapy, and adoption services. '66 Lora is the new daughter of proud paren ts Lydia and Larry Elsom, '76 Steve Hites is publishing a new Larry is Laboratory Supervisor for 172 Trustee and Alumni Council mem- album of Yukon gold rush and rail- Corpus Christi Petrochemical ber, Ron Leighton was recently road songs which he wrote. Company in Texas. admitted as a partner of the Tacoma Steve Walker is a sixth grade teach- '68 Kathryn Thiele Makielski, her law firm of Gordon, Thomas, er at a Christian school in Tempe, husband Michael, and two children, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson and Arizona. [anine Rowley Cooley is Heather and Kimberly, reside in O'Hern. Ron and Sheri (Hinds) live in Medical School at the University Port Orchard, Wa. Dean Jamieson in Lakewood. Donna Landon of Washington. Husband Doug recently completed a PhD. in Edu- Montee, husband Cliff, and their ('77) is a reporter for a Seattle week- cation, Curriculum and Instruction five-year-old son, Aaron, have been ly newspaper. Alumni council mem- at the University of Washington. pioneering in a log cabin they built ber Cathy Cheek is presently His dissertation, "Listening Abilities in the mountains near Wauconda, working on Young Life training via of Gifted and Average Intermediate Washington. Serving as Director of Fuller Seminary. This Young Life Grade Studen ts in Response to Properties for Alaska Airlines is staff leader lives in Colorado Normal and Time-Compressed Dan L. Barrett. Dan lives in Fair- Springs. Speech Versions of Literary and banks with his wife, Julia, and two '78 Jeff Hansen is working with Expository Selections," was based sons, Stephen and Scott. Also living Woodcrest Estates in sales. He lives on a study completed while teaching in Fairbanks is Ricardo Bravo, Jr. in Kirkland and hopes to enter land- at Whitman College last year. Dr. He recently graduated from Cath- scape architecture. Mark Danielson Jamieson has resumed employment olic University School of Law in is currently employed with Catholic with the Edmonds School District Washington, D.C., receiving his Printery, Inc., in Seattle. He does following a professional leave Juris Doctor degree and is currently lay-outs for ninety-three church of absence. Joan Quail Becker has practicing corporate law in the Fair- bulletins a week for parishes from won a nationwide playwriting banks law offices of Mary Nordale. Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. competition sponsored by the Bruce Talkington has made his Richard Brock is living on the north Christian Theatre Artists Guild. national television debut in Febru- shore of Lake Tahoe and works as a The play, adapted from C.S. Lewis' aryan the new CBS comedy series, nighttime disc jockey at KEZC in story, "Till We Have Faces," was "Billy". Truckee. He hopes to return to written by Joan as a diversion while '74 After working at the First Presby- Spokane soon. Ed Keener has working on her doctoral disserta- terian Church in Kelso, Washing- entered his first year at McCormick tion in oral interpretation. The play ton, Paul Rodke has entered San Seminary. He-Yeun Cho had an will be produced by C. Tag Produc- Francisco Theological Seminary, exhibit of her prints and paintings tions and opened in March at the where he has been elected moder- at the Nippon Museum Gallery in Edyth Bush Theatre in St. Paul, ator (president) of the student body. New York in September. She has Minn. Joan lives in Fresno, Calif. Kyle Storm is completing course been accepted as a student at the '70 Doris E. Pierce (M.A.T.) is a teach- work on his doctorate at the Univer- Art Student's League of New York. er of the academically talented in sity of Northern Colorado. He has John Robertson is teaching Con- two Reno, Nev., high schools. Her received full-time instructorship versational English at Ramses husband, Keith, former chairperson in the psychology department Christian School in Cairo, Egypt. of the Dept. of Education at Whit- through this summer, then plans He assumed his new position fol- worth, is now chairing the Coun- to be in Portland next year for his lowing training at Presbyterian seling Department, College of Edu- internship. Church Stoney Point Center in (continued, page 12) 9 Alumni Council Candidates Whitworth Alumni Council Nominations Les L. Hogan, B.A., 1957; Dean of students, counselor, teacher, coach The following persons are placed your ballot and return it to the at North Idaho College, N)CAA in nomination for election to the Alumni Office by June 1, 1979. Coach of the Year; Coeur d'Alene Alumni Council for a three-year This year's Alumni Council Presbyterian Church. "I believe in term. Please select one person for Nominating Committee consisted of: Whitworth's mission as stated in the each regional vacancy. Husbands Trustee Ron Leighton ('72), chair- catalog 'an opportunity to examine, and wives, who both attend Whit- person; Carol Siler Rusk ('55); Laura experience and express the sig- worth, may use the same ballot, Bloxham ('69); Dick Hanks ('sax), nificance of Jesus Christ.''' marking their resh€ctive positions. and Alumni Director Kay Brown Marvin C. Sather, B.A., 1967 (cum Please look over t e nominees, mark ('58). laude); assistant principal, Libby , High School, Libby, Montana. Out- standing Young Educator, 1973; member United Methodist Church. "lowe Whitworth much for what it Official Ballot Alumni Council gave me: an education, a set of Position 1: values, a commitment, a wife and (Eastern Washington) Position 4: (Calif.-Hawaii) more." 0 o Fred Kirkham ('72) 0 o Les Hyder ('74) Fred D. Kirkham, B.A., 1972; owns 0 o Bill Curry ('73) 0 o Don Gum ('54) a Spokane construction firm. "I believe in Whitworth and am will- Position 2: (Western Washington) Position 5: (Other Western) ing to offer my time to be of 0 o Nancy Wendlandt ('77) 0 o Cathy Cheek ('76) assistance to help the college obtain 0 o Jill Otters back ('75) its goals." Position 3: Jill Anne Ottersbach, B.A., 1975; (Oregon -Ida .-Mon tana-Alaska) account coordinator, ChiatfDay 0 o Marvin Sather ('67) Advertising, Seattle; member, 0 o Les Hogan ('57) Presbyterian church. "As an alumna, I am committed to seeing that future students have an oppor- tunity to attend Whitworth - an When you complete this ballot, clip it out and return to: Alumni Office, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 99251. option which can be assured, in part, through solicitation of broad-based alumni support." Nancy Wendlandt, B.A., 1977; Com- All ballots must be received by June 1. munications and Stewardship Depart- ment, Presbyterian Synod of Alaska Narnefs) Northwest, Seattle; class agent. "The alumni council is one way to increase my involvement with the college and Address other alums, and to share my hopes and concerns for its future." City State Zip Don Gum, B.A., 1954; senior member of technical staff, Gould, Inc., El Monte, CA; member of Calvary Church of Santa Ana. "I am concerned What's New With You? because of alumni non-participation. I want to help alumni do more for Name the school." Leslie R. Hyder, B.A., 1974; senior at Theological Seminary, Address interning at United Park Church of West Valley, San Jose, CA. City State Zip "I have a real Christian conviction that the church-related schools have News Information: Class of: a value to our society in providing good quality education. I feel very good about what Whitworth College Name of Spouse stands for. It meant a lot in my life." (Include maiden name) Cathy Cheek, B.A., 1976; incumbent Children, ages: alumni council member; Young Life INFORMATION NEEDED? leader, Colorado Springs, CO. (Please check if you want us to send you.l Bill Curry, B.A., 1973; director of 1977 ALUMNI DIRECTORY (enclose check for $3) personnel, Keytronic Corporation of o Spokane. "I valued my experience at Return to: Alumni Office, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 99251 Whitworth and am interested in help- o Interested in helping with possible 1980 McMillan dorm reunion. ing develop ways of increasing o Interested in helping plan Homecoming Reunion for class of alumni participation." 10 SPORTS DIGEST

Track and Field - More and Better The Pirate men finished third in Doris Hoffman the Northwest Conference last year, the highest in recent years, and Wrestler Dubs Pitching is Strength Coach Arnie Tyler thinks this year's squad is stronger and deeper. Reaches Nationals of Baseball Bucs Conference champ Ken Pecka is Freshman Rich Dubs of Spokane's A group of strong, experienced back in the javelin, backed by Ferris High School led the Pirate pitchers heads an otherwise young Steve Wilson and Greg Strom. Pecka wrestling squad all season, accumu- baseball squad this season under threw 217'5". Freshman Eric lating 26 wins and seven losses on Coach Paul Merkel. Starters include Krueger brings a high school discus his way to the Northwest Confer- Don Saffle, Tim Hilsen, Steve Renz, mark of 165' to lead four Buc ence championship in the 167 pound Mike Layton, Pete Lewis and jay throwers, and he's also among the weight class, and qualifying for Henderson, with Paul Christianson Pirate best in the shot with 56', a national competition. and Mike Suko picking up relief distance he shares with Andy Wolf. The Buc team placed fourth in duty. Triple jumpers Dan Reese, Greg league standings, with Mark The Pirates also have experience Strom and Ray Bryant are, accord- johnson finishing second in the 158 at catcher in the person of Mark ing to Tyler, "possibly the best in class, Kirk Brown fourth at 177 and Reeves. the conference." Reese leads at Doug Balandis fourth in heavy- Lewis, who plays outfield too, is 47'8". weight. a strong hitter, along with exper- Dan Wold is a 6'8" high jumper, At the nationals in Wheeling, ienced infielders Tim Bladek and and Pecka has reached 6'5". Doug West Virginia, Dubs drew the de~ Keith Ward and Henderson who Armstrong, 6'4", Pole vaulters fending national champ in his first doubles as first baseman. Wayne Christenson and George round, lost the match and was Freshman catcher Mark Lehman Hays have both reached 14'. Long eliminated two rounds later. It was of Calgary, Alberta, has also looked jumper Hans Christenson, a fresh- a promising season, nevertheless, for good at bat, and freshman Pat man, has gone 22' and Reese is young Dubs. Taylor of Spokane's Lewis and Clark much improved at 21'8". has been playing good defense at third. In the sprints, Tim Wright, who was second in the NWC in the 100 Tennis - 1978 IVC and 200, looks even stronger. He'll run the mile and 440 relays, too. Champs Almost Intact Transfer Steve Avolio, 48.3 in the The Pirate women will defend 400m is in great shape. He'll run the Warner feels her team's strength is their 1978 Inland Valley champion- 200, 400, 440 relay and mile relay. in the discus and long distances. The ship with janis johnson still at Mike Wilson and Dominic Quizon, Pirates return Mary Wolcott in the number one, but missing her n u m- both 55.5 in the 400 intermediate discus and shot and add Harrington ber one doubles partner Kelly hurdles and Hilbert Rice, Pasco freshman Doris Hoffman in those Grady. Number two doubles team, freshman, 14.9 in the highs gives events. Ferris high grad, freshman julie Snodgrass and Laurie Lund are Tyler hopes for the hurdle events. Kathy Armstrong, shows great po- also back, along with letter winners The best news in the distances is tential in the 5,000 and 10,000 Diana Rafeedie and Cheryl Hartley. the return to health of Mike meters, as does Othello freshman Newcomers Nancy jenks and Sandi Rubrecht, who proved he's in good Mary Pecka in the sprints and England may be Coach Diana Marks' shape with an indoor 3:54.7 in the hurdles. Tami Elliot and Blossom replacement for her missing number 1500 meters this spring, making him Evans also look good in the sprints. two player. one of the top small college runners Sue Cowley and Eve Lindell lead The Pirate men, again headed by in the state at that distance. Bob the middle distances. Dee Weiler of Ted Cummings, warmed up for the Harland is improved in the steeple- Spokane's East Valley and Marie season by spending Spring Break chase, as is Van Barkus. Veteran Saffery are doing well in the javelin. on the college courts of Hawaii. distance runners Brad Stenberg, Warner says her team is "very Backing Cummings are Ken Brown, Paul Graham, Ray Robertson and young and already showing great his doubles partner, Eric Tirnrn, Tom Sutton are joined by new- technical improvement." Steve Weber, Mark Arnold, jim comers Art Kelly, Mike Wendlandt, Houser, Neill Anderson and Noel Charlie Lewis and Eryn Quinn. Castellanos. Ross Cutter is coach Women's track coach Peggy and tour guide. 11 CONFERENCES ART Alum Notes (cont) MAY MAY New jersey. Following graduation 25-27 Miss Washington Teen-Ager 1 thru Professor Russ Larson, with a M.Ed. in Counseling, Gary Pageant Retrospective Show, Koehler Horton is now employed as director 31-june 2 Health Science Symposium Gallery of the Counseling and Resource Young Life Antique Show 1 thru May 20 Doug Van Sickle, Center at Bradford College in JUNE Hardwick Union Building Maryland. Lori Lyford is teaching 8-10 Highland and Scottish Dancers 20 thru May 31 jill Henderson, music for grades 4-12 in the Cathla- 10 Nursing Center Commencement Koehler Gallery met, Wash., school system. 11 Mt. Olivet Youth Choir from Minneapolis EVENTS 13-20 Northwest Handweaver's Guild MAY Weddings and Workshop 20 BACCALAUREATE, Speaker June Duran ('52) and William H. 17 -22 Basketball Camp Dr. F. Dale Bruner, 9,30 a.m., Cook, married Sept. 15 in Washougal. Cowles Auditorium 17-29 Taft Institute They now reside in Camus, Wash. 25-28 Synod of Alaska Northwest 20 89th COMMENCEMENT Speak- David McCall ('77) and judy Lynn er Dr. Glenn E. Terrell, Field- ('77x), married February 17 in Moses JULY house, 2,30 p.m. 8-14 Piano Symposium Lake, Washington. 21 May term begins 14-22 Volleyball camp Elaine Suggs ('77) and jim Kromer, 15-20 Elderhostel JUNE in September, Elk, Washington. 16-21 Methodist Worship Workshop 8 May term ends Kathy La Roque ('76) and jim Garrett, 20-24 Methodist Mission School 18 Second Summer Session begins married August, 1978. Kathy is a legal 23-28 Whitworth Institute of JULY assistant in a San Diego law office. Ministry, Alumni College 27 Second Summer Session ends Sue Bartley ('76) and Paul Krug ('76), 29-Aug. 2 Flute Workshop 30 Third Summer Session begins married last August. Paul works for Aug. 5-10 Volleyball Coaches Clinic Weyerhaeuser, they live in Federal 29-Aug. 2 National Cheerleaders and SPORTS Way. Thunderbird Drill Team Randy Hogue ('78) and Sue Speth -Aug. 2 High School Yearbook ('81), married in December, living in 2 BASEBALL: Gonzaga University Clinic Spokane, where Sue completes her Whitworth, 3,00 p.m. Whitworth studies. FORUM 3 M TENNIS, Pacific Northwest Dave Vaughn ('77) and Tammy joyner Conference, Salem, OR ('81), married December 29 in Arvada, MAY W TENNIS, Whitman College, 3 "The Fifth Gospel" Craig Wilson, Colorado. Dave is a Whitworth ad- Walla Walla, WA, 3,00 p.m. missions counselor. Cowles Memorial Auditorium, W TRACK, Eastern Washington 8 p.m. Mark Lichty ('77) and Shannon Ward University, Cheney, WA ('79), married january 26 in Santa Ana, 8 "Interstellar Communications" Dr. 4 W TENN[S, Northwest Nazarene Woodruff Sullivan, professor Cal. Mark also is an admissions College, Nampa, [0, 3,00 p.m. counselor. of astronomy, University of Wash- M TRACK, Northwest Con- ington, Cowles Memorial Audi- ference Championships, Salem, torium, 10:15 a.m. OR 10 Senior Honors Forum, Cowles 5 BASEBALL: Willamette University, Memorial Auditorium, 10:15 a.m. Salem, OR, 1,00 p.m. W TENNIS, College of Idaho, MUSIC Caldwell, 10, 10,00 a.m. MAY 6 BASEBALL: Linfield College, 3 RECITAL: Instrumental Chamber McMinnville, OR, 2,00 p.m. Ensemble, 4 p.m., Recital Hall 7 W TENNIS, Washington State 5 RECITAL: Marion Pruitt and Krista University, Fieldhouse, 2,00 p.m. Sherman, joint piano recital, 3 p.m. 8 W TENN[S, Spokane Falls Com- Recital Hall munity College, Fieldhouse, 2,00 RECITAL: Dan Snodgrass, senior p.m. trumpet recital, 7 p.m., Recital Hall 10 W TRACK, NCWSA Regionals, 6 CONCERT, Choir, Chorus, Ora- Eugene, OR torio Society, Orchestra in Spring 11 M TENN[S, NA[A District I Concert, 4 p.m., Cowles Memorial Tournament, Cheney, WA Auditorium M TRACK, NA[A District I 7 RECITAL: Robert Winkley, junior Championships, Salem, OR piano recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall 17 W TENNIS, Northwest Small 10 RECITAL: Doug Wunsch, Char- College Tournamen t, Walla lene Stetson, and Carolyn Million, Walla, WA 4 p.m., Recital Hall M TRACK, NAIA Nationals, 12 RECITAL: Ruth Allard, senior Abilene, TX guitar recital, 8. p.m., Recital Hall 23 W TRACK, A[AW National Track 13 RECITAL: Robert Frost, senior Meet, Michigan State University, baritone recital. 3 p.m., Recital Hall East Lansing, MI 29 M TENN[S, NAIA National Tournament, Kansas City, KS