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Volume 25, Number 2
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
September 12, 1996
CHANGES IN PARKING LEAVE MANY CONFUSED, TICKETED
I Home page construction work
shops will be held in Robinson
Hall 223 from 6 to 7 p.m. on
Thursday, September 12 and from
3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, September
16. The workshops are sponsored
by CHIPS, UNCA’s Computer
Hardware and Information Pro
cessing Society. If you have any
questions, call the Computer Cen
ter at 251-6445.
B The Players will be presenting
Tennessee Williams “A Streetcar
Named Desire” at 8 p.m. on Thurs
day, September 12, through Satur
day, September 14 in Lipinsky Au
ditorium. There will also be a mati
nee on Sunday, September 15 at 2
p.m. Tickets are available at the
door and are $8 for adults, $5 for
children, seniors, and students.
I On Friday, September 13, the
women’s soccer team will be play
ing Radford University at 2 p.m. at
Greenwood Field. The game is
free to all UNCA students, faculty,
and staff with ID.
H The men’s soccer team will
be hosting Georgia Southern at 2
p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
The game is at Greenwood Field
and is free to all students, faculty
and staff with ID.
I Classic blues and rock gui
tarist Lewis McGehee will perform
a concert at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sep
tember 20, in Dante’s at the
Highsmith Center. McGehee has
toured with acts such as Ry Cooder,
Talking Heads, and Christine
McVie from Fleetwood Mac. The
concert is free to UNCA students,
faculty, and staff. All others are $4
at the door. ■
I The Humanities 124 lecture
entitled “The Early Greeks and
Modern Archaeology,” will be given
by Jeanne Marty in the Humani
ties Lecture Hall at 11 a.m. on
Monday, September 16. The Hu
manities 224 lecture, entitled “Di
vine and Human Love,” will be
given by Cynthia Ho at 11 a.m. in
Lipinsky Auditorium. The lectures
are free and open to the public.
Because of problems last year, university au
thorities have made changes in campus parking
that will affect students, according to Eric
lovacchini, the vice chancellor of student affairs.
He said that the changes were made to better the
parking situation for both students and faculty.
“We are currently building a parking lot down
below the dining hall that is going to add a little
more than a hundred new spaces,” said lovacchini.
“We had hoped that the new lot would be finished
by the start of school. There have been some
problems, and we are now hoping the lot will be
done in about four to six weeks.”
Sorne returning resident students were upset to
find that the parking lot in front of Mills Hall is
now designated as a faculty/staff parking lot when
they arrived back on campus August 19.
“We thought that because the new lot was going
to add about a hundred or so spaces for students,
that we should take the thirty-three spaces in front
of Mills and make them for the faculty and staff,”
said lovacchini. “Obviously, the new lot is not
ready, so we have decided to keep those spaces in
front of Mills Hall as resident student parking.”
Many residents living in Southridge Hall said that
they were irri
tated because no
parking had been
near their dormi
be a lot better
than what it is.”
thought that be
cause we made
comments on the
surveys we re
we made com
ments on the
surveys . . .
we would see
ceived at the end of last spring semester, we would
see better results. Obviously not.
“The lots that we can park in are too far away from
the dorms,” said Logan. “I have parked in the lot
below Southridge, but I don’t think that it is lit very
well and there have been several thefts down there.”
Other students on campus have said that parking
is not a problem at all. Some of them feel that
students need to worry more about their studies
than parking close to the buildings.
“Parking here at UNCA is not bad at all,” said Ty
Elliott, sophomore. “Just think, if you were at a
larger school, you would have to pay a few hundred
dollars for a parking space that is about a mile away
from your dorm.
“Freshmen and sophomores should be happy be
cause many schools don’t even allow them to have
cars on campus,” said Elliott. “Students have blown
the parking situation way out of proportion.”
Several parking spaces have also been taken away
from commuter students and converted to resident
PARKING cont. on pg.8
Despite threats, UNCA professor speaks out, wins award
Goedsche was among three recipients
of an award given to Western North
Carolinians who have endangered
themselves in order to exercise the
right to free speech, according to a
press release. Goedsche, a German
professor, received the Dr. Marketta
Laurila Free Speech Award jointly with
Cynthia Janes, the Family Medicine
Research Director at Mountain Area
Health Education Center, for their
outspokenness on gay rights issues.
“We’re going to start killing you f—
ing faggots,” said the message found
on Goedsche’s answering machine in
1992. “We’re going to start killing
you. You want to march, so we’ll kill
“Cynthia and I received a death threat
on our answering machine in 1992,”
said Goedsche. “Both she and I have
been really outspoken in Asheville
about gay issues, specifically equal
rights, and about how homophobia
hurts gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and
also straight people.”
The award has been given annually
since 1988 to celebrate the First
Amendment right of free speech and
recognize those in Western North
Carolina who stand up for the right of
free speech in ways that promote so
cial justice, racial harmony, commu
nity betterment, and self-determina-
Goedsche and Janes have been ac
tive in the local gay rights movement
for almost a decade.
“Cynthia and I began getting active
in the gay community in Asheville in
1987,” said Goedsche. “We’ve spo
ken out in the media about gay issues
and have been very active in various
organizations in town.”
Janes founded ‘Community Con
nections,’ a monthly newspaper for
western North Carolina’s gay and les
“At UNCA, I have spoken to vari
ous classes about gay concerns and
spearheaded the movement to add
sexual orientation to the anti-discrimi
nation policy,” said Goedsche.
Goedsche believes UNCA has been
behind her in her efforts to make
changes to university policy.
“I have found UNCA to be a very
supportive place,” said Goedsche. “I
think, in general, Cynthia and I exer
cising our free speech in the cause of
more understanding of gays, lesbians,
and bisexuals is respected on cam-
Goedsche and Janes’ efforts have also
received recognition from th
Plwto courtesy d Charlotte Goedsche
Asheville community for their public professor Charlotte Goedsche and her fwrtner, Cynthia Janes, jointly received the Dr. Marketta
Laurila Free Speech Award. The award is given annually to celebrate tne First Amendment riqht of free
AWARD cont. on pg. 10 speech.
Nine new professors, four visiting instructors begin first year at UNCA
The number of new faculty members was
down from last year, when 25 joined UNCA’s
staff, according to the Academic Affairs office.
Most of those hired were replacements for per
manent professors that were either on leave or
The addition of thirteen new professors to the
faculty this fall was “nothing unusual,” said a
representative of the Academic Affairs office.
Four of the new professors were hired with a
temporary contract as visiting instructors.
UNCA added nine professors this fall, in addi
tion to the four visiting instructors. One of
these was Dr. Jeffrey M. Konz, a professor of
“So far, everything is working out great,” said
Konz. “I really appreciate the support the de
partment has given me.”
Konz received an undergraduate degree from
Iowa State University in political science, a
master’s degree from the University of Ken
tucky in international studies, and a Ph.D.
fromUNC-Chapel Hill in economics.
After teaching two years at Washington and
Lee University, a private liberal arts college in
Virginia, Konz said that his first priority was to
find a job in the liberal arts environment.
“I applied to jobs only at liberal arts colleges,”
said Konz. “That was the first screening for me.”
“The private liberal arts colleges fulfill a mis
sion to a particular part of the population that is
not complete,” said Konz. “The public liberal
arts college provides some access to those who
would not otherwise get exposure to that kind of
Public liberal arts universities, such as UNCA,
experience “complications” because they are
constrained by their own community service
mission, according to Konz.
“The mission of UNCA is not just to provide
a liberal arts education,” Konz said. “We have a
community service component, too.
“We are under a kind of restraint from the
community in the kinds of things that we can
do, and the kinds of things that we can’t do,”
said Konz. “It’s a much broader sort of educa
tional mission than a private institution like
Konz said one of the things he likes about
UNCA is its diverse student body, as opposed to
other campuses he has been on.
“There’s a much greater diversity of students
here, which I appreciate, in terms of life experi
ences, backgrounds, and so on,” said Konz.
“That makes for a more interesting class.”
“Most of them were private because there are
very few that would qualify as public liberal arts
colleges,” Konz said. “I’m attracted to the no
tion, although it’s not exactly clear what we
mean by it, of a public liberal arts university
because, in a way, that’s very attractive.”
I intended originally to go to law school, and
decided against it along the way. There really
was never a rational decision to do economics,”
said Konz. “I didn’t just wake up in the morn
ing, and say, ‘You know, I think I’ll be an
“That sort of thing doesn’t happen,” Konz
said. “I guess late in political science and in the
international studies program, the things that
became interesting to me were those related to
Konz said his main area of expertise is in
macro-economics, but he tries to incorporate
different fields of study in his teaching.
“I try to integrate history and the development
of economic thought and the institutions into
the classes I teach,” said Konz. “My real spe
cialty, I guess, is macro-economics and the
monetary economy and international, all of
which have a strong policy component.”
One of these visiting professors, Ms. Catherine
Whitlock, was added to the Mathematics de
partment this semester, according to a Aca
demic Affairs’ report.
Whitlock received her master’s degree in ap
plied math two years ago from North Carolina
State University, and worked part-time at UNCA
and Asheville-Buncombe Tech last year.
Whitlock was hired for a year by UNCA until
the math department finds a permanent re
placement for Jack Wilson,, who retired last
spring, said Whitlock.
Before getting her master’s degree, Whitlock
taught math at a junior high school, and de
cided it was not what she wanted to do with her
PROFESSORS cont. on pg.8