Vol. 3, No. 27
The North Carolina School of the Arts
Denise Pense Wins
April 14. 1969
Neiweem To Play
Ralph Neiweem, student of Irwin
Freundlich, will perform in recital
tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m.
The program includes: Move
ments from Ives Second Pianoforte
Sonata, Mozart Fantasia (k.475)
and Schumann's Carnaval, Op. 9
Ralph is a second year student
at the School of the Arts and is
from Northfield, Illinois.
Work began on the Student Com
mons Building Tuesday, Marcli 25,when
the general contractor, Hendrix and
Corriher Construction Company, Mock-
sville, N. C. moved their office
trailer and tool shed under tffie for
mer drive and parking lot at the
North end of the Main Building.
Wooden framing outlines the
corners of the building, and the
swimming pool is marked in white ou
the ground. However, it- will be
some time before the building proper
Initial work will consist of
laying drains and water and sewage
lines and grading. More than one
mile of deep pilings must be driven
in the ground to support the build
ing. Only when this work is done
will structural work be started.
The- present schedule calls for
the building to be completed in ap
proximately 12 months. The building
is 33,000 sq. ft. and consists of
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Miss Denise Pence, 20-year-old
dance student at '.thE North Carolina
School of the Arts won the Miss
Winston-Salem Pageant Saturday
night, March 29.
Alan Bull of the Winston-Salem
Jaycees, co-chairman of the pageant
here, said the judges were impressed
with her performance Saturday, and
feel she "is definitely going to do
good in the state pageant."
One of her first local appear
ances will be to open the baseball
season here April 17, he said.
Miss Pence, the daughter of
Mrs. Constance M. Clifford of El
Paso, Texas, won the title of Miss
Winston-Salem over 14 other girls at
Reynolds Auditorium Saturday night.
She succeeded Connie Jo Jones
of Kernersville. First runner-up
in the contest was Katherine Ann
Garrity, a senior at Reynolds High
School, and second runner-up was
Donna Binkley, a sophomore a t
The other two finalists were
Patricia Ann Mozingo, a teacher at
Speas Elementary School, and Beunice
Bradley, a senior at Winston-Salem
Miss Pence decided to try for
the title in her first year at the
School of the Arts. She is a grad
uate of Burges High School in El
Paso, and spent a year at the Uni
versity of Texas before coming here.
Her speciality is modern dance.
She has had seven years of training
in dancing, .and performed a dance
for the judges Saturday. With her
title, sh'te won a $300 scholarship,
the Miss Winston-Salem trophy, pa
geant expenses an,d several other
gifts and gift certificates.
MERRILL TO LEAVE
Ira Zuckerman, Dean of the
School of Drama, has resigned as
dean, effective June 30, 1969.
Announcement of his resignation
was made by Robert Ward, President
of the School of the Arts.
Reverend William R. Merrill,
Director of Religious Activities and
instructor in Social Ethics, has
confirmed that his contract will not
be renewed for next year. The deci
sion was given to Mr. Merrill prior
to the Spring vacation by Dean of
Student Affairs, Robert P. Hyatt.
Ward appointed Zuckerman dean
of the drama department in June,
1967. Zuckerman came to the school
from New York in December, 1966, as
Associate Director and took over the
duties of Acting Dean following the
resignation of Dr. Osvaldo Riofranco
in February, 1967.
He was producing director of
the Festival Theater for two summers
(1967 and 1968). It was operated as
a professional summer theater at the
James G. Hanes Community Center The
ater and at the Summit School Thea
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