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Wednesday, December 6, 1967
Full Accreditation Received Here
Chancellor D. W. Colvard receives word of accreditation from Dallas
N. C. Writers Forum To
Discuss Nonfiction, Creativity
BY RON FOSTER
This campus will host the fifth
North Carolina Writers Forum
December 8 at 8:15 p.m. in the
Four well-known North Caro
lina writers will discuss their
views on the topic “Does Non-
Fiction Kill the Creative Spirit?”.
Also to be discussed at the forum
is the current controversy over
fiction and nonfiction as heigh
tened by Truman Capote’s "non-
fiction novel” on murder, “In
The forum will feature four
N. C. writers, who have worked
in fiction and nonfiction as well
as journalism, as panelists. A
well-known newspaper writer and
poet will be the moderator.
Panelists will include Doris
Betts Sanford, fiction writer, Jon
athan Daniels, editor and nonfic
tion writer, Frances Gray Patton,
novelist and Tom Wicker, nove
list and head of the Washington
Bureau of the New York Times.
Sam Ragan, executive editor of
the News and Observer, will once
again serve as moderator.
Mrs. Betts, the wife of San
ford attorney, is the author of
“The Scarlet Thread” and “The
Astronomer and Other Stories.”
Mr. Daniels is the editor of the
Raleigh News and Observer and
author of “The Time Between
Mrs. Patton, the wife of a Duke
The Union Arts Committee is
once again sponsoring the “Green
Garter Coffee House” on Decem
ber 11 through 16.
The featured star will be Raun
McKinnon of New York. There will
be a free preview of our talent in
the cafeteria on Monday December
11, at 12:00.
There will be only one daytime
show on Tuesday at 11:30-2:30
at which there will be an admis
sion charge of twenty-five (.25).
Evening performances on Wed
nesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday will begin at 8:00 p.m.,
for an admission charge of $1.00.
The coffee house should prove
to be quite an experience as the
decor will be “psychedelic spe
cial” and special psychedelic
sodas and treats.
Talent will be provided by Raun
Raun McKinnon is one of the
;finest singer-composers toai*)ear
on the folk-rock scene. Like many
of her compatriots, she has been
making the transition from folk
to the pop sound. She writes most
of her own material, which in
cludes, ballads, pure folk, spiri
tuals, novelty numbers and the
contemporary pop-rock sound.
At 21, Raun is a professional
with two years performing ex
perience and nine years of formal
training in piano. Raun McKinnon
has the look, talent, and stage
personality of a major star.
Raun’s performance is at home
in the warm atmosphere of a
coffee house. From the Ice House
in Pasadena, to the Gate of Horn
in Chicago, the Cellar Door in
Washington, and the Gasiight and
Bitter End in New York City, Raun
has taken her special brand of
music all across America.
Raun McKinnon’s off-stage per
sonality also fits naturally into
the coffee house-university atmos
All male students on campus
who have entered themselves and
their beards in the 49’er contest
are to gather in the Union Cafe
teria at 11:30 a.m. for the actual
judging to take place.
Mr. Brenton Steele, Dr. Joseph
Slechta, Mr. Eric Anderson and
Dr. Newell Bush are judges by
virtue of their first-hand experi
ence in such matters.
The winner wili receive a first
place prize plus the honor of
his picture in the Journal and a
full page picture in the 1968
Rogues ‘n’ Rascals.
Calvard Gets News
University professor, is the well-
known author of “Good Morning,
Miss Dove.” Like Mrs. Betts, she
is also a part-time creative writing
Tom Wicker, who got his start
as writer and editor in the Win
ston-Salem area and later in Nash
ville, Tennessee, is the author of
“Kennedy Without Tears.” Mr.
Wicker now lives in Washington.
Many interesting questions are
expected to be touched upon such
as: Do fiction and nonfiction sup
port each other or do they fight
to the finish and is newspaper work
good braining for writing, or is
it fatal to style and creativity?
BY RON FOSTER
Campus bells tolled a joyous
ring last Wednesday as full ac
creditation as a senior institu
tion came to this campus by way
of a phone call.
The Southern Association of Col
leges and Schools, in its annual
meeting in Dallas, Texas, accre
dited this campus along with four
other N. C. colleges.
The accreditation will be retro
active on degrees earned at this
branch of the University since
The other four colleges accre
dited were Wilmington College,
Gaston College, Asheville-Bilt-
more College, and Mars Hill Col
Dr. Colvard received word of
the news in a telephone call from
Vice-chancellors Dr. W.HughMc-
Eniry and Dr. Bonnie E. Cone
who attended the Dallas meeting.
Waiting along with Dr. Colvard
for the much-expected news were
many student leaders and depart
Although this campus had re
tained the two year accreditation
from Charlotte College and had
been following the regional accre-
diation agency standards, the ac
creditation as a four-year insti
tution is an important one.
“This represents a very mean
ingful milepost in the academic
development and recognition of
the institution. It is a long awaited
and happy day,” commented the
He continues, “This favorable
action clears way for further de
velopment of the institution. We
could not consider graduate
schools until the institution had
received its four-year accredi
However, despite the happiness,
he interjected a word of caution
by saying that accreditation clears
the way “but does not relieve us
of the task of building this insti
Dr. Colvard said that he was
pleased that the University’s vice
chancellors were able to be on
hand when the action was taken.
Dr. McEniry has served the
Southern Association as presi
dent, and Dr. Colvard and Dr.
Cone have served on various com
Dr. Colvard also emphasized
that the institution has received
its accreditation under earliest
possible timetable established by
the Southern Association for a new
Dr. William Friday, president
of the Consolidated University had
this comment “On behalf of the
Board of Trustees and myself,
I extend to you, the faculty, and
the students warmest congratula
tions on the splendid news of the
accreditation of the University.”
The University has met step by
step the requirements tor ac
creditation. The procedure began
in the tall of 1964 while the insti
tution was still Charlotte College.
(Charlotte College had become a
tour-year, state-supported college
in July, 1963.) In September, 1964
Dr. Bonnie E. Cone, then presi
dent of Charlotte College, appoint
ed a steering committee for a
self-study. The self-study was
completed in the spring of 1966.
A team of educators from the
Southern Association visited the
institution in March, 1965 and
found the institution making satis
factory progress toward accredi
On July 1, 1965 the institution
became tte University of North
Carolina at Charlotte.
In April of 1967, this campus
received its final visit from a
team of educators representing
the Southern Association.
Upon receiving the visiting
team’s report in June, 1967, Dr.
Colvard expressed confidence that
the University would receive its
Charlotte received accredita
tion by the North Carolina Assoc
iation of Colleges and Univer
sities in November, 1965.
Charlotte College received its
two year accreditation 10 years ago
from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools.
After the informal talks time will
be devoted to a question and ans
A reception will follow so audi
ence members may meet the pane
A r-'i 1 ^ forum is sponsored by this
At Second Green Garter
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student body President, John Gaither and Union Chairman Dwayne
Spitzer ring bell to announce accreditation for this campus.