^ I IIWI^A Bi-weekly news University of North Carolina at Asheville
LJ rN^/\ Volume 1, Number 4, October 8, 1979
Governors See UNC-A Campus Growing
Theatre UNC-Asheville opens its 10th season with Moliere's classic comedy
"'The School for Wives/' Thursday through Saturday^ Oct. 11-13 at 8:30 p.ms,
with a Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. A special low price preview for the campus
community is set for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m.
"The School for Wives" depicts the merry mix-ups that occur when an aging
bachelor attempts to keep his young fiancee innocent of handsome young men
but finds out to his sorrow that she has already made the discovery.
A free film on the life of Moliere will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in
the Humanities Lecture Hall, and the French Club is sponsoring a reception
prior to the opening nignt of "The School for Wives." Tickets for the reception
and any of the performances can be purchased at the Carol Belk Theatre from
1-4 p.m. Because of the small seating capacity, advance purchase is recom
Energy, Women And The Future At UNC-A
Five members of the University of
North Carolina Board of Governors
visited the campus Sept. 22 and were
told the plans and shown the places
where UNC-A will grow.
Chancellor Highsmith told the board
members that UNC-A as they see it to
day has grown through the hard work
and devotion of many people,
especially since it became a branch of
the Consolidated University in 1969.
“Our goal has b.een to develop the
highest quality undergraduate pro
gram," Highsmith said, “and we
believe we have done it.“
The board members were in
Asheville during a visit to the Universi
ty's campuses in the western half of
the state. Board Chairman William A.
Johnson of Lillington was accom
panied by former Governor James B.
Holshouser Jr. of Southern Pines, Jack
O'Kelley of Burlington, former state
legislator J. Edwin Davenport of
Nashville, N.C., and B. Irvin Boyle of
“The greatest handicap to UNC-A's
physical development," Highsmith
told the visitors, “has been the lack of
residential housing on campus."
Showing his guests the place where a
new $4.8 million residence hall and
adjoining student center will be started
early next year, the chancellor said
this first addition to UNC-A's housing
in more than 10 years will provide ac
commodations for 300 students, more
than doubling the number who can
now live on campus. The residence
hall and student center are expected
to be open by the 1982 school year.
The board members were also
shown the Charles B. Owen Art &
Management Building to be opened
later this fall and given a brief sum
mary of the new services to business
and industry that will be available
through developments in the Manage
The group visited the Rhoades
Science Building, heard a talk about
UNC-A's Drama Department in the
Carol Belk Theatre from department
Chairman Arnold Wengrow and
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Energy, women and the future, all
fascinating subjects in their own right,
will be discussed by two popular
speakers in separate appearances at
UNC-A this month.
On Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., inter
national energy expert Amory Lovins
will speak in Lipinsky Auditorium on
“the soft energy path" as the right way
out of the world's energy problems.
His lecture is titled, “An Energy Future
We Can Live With."
The 30-year-old Lovins has served as
an energy consultant in 15 countries
and in the same capacity for several
agencies of the United Nations. His
article “Energy Strategy: The Road
Not Taken?" in Foreign Affairs led to
his being asked to appear as a prin
cipal witness at U.S. Senate hearings
on long-range energy strategy. His
most recent book is “Soft Energy
Paths: Toward a Durable Peace."
Among those who have heard Lovins
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