Vol. 3. No. 33
North Carolina School of the Arts
May 20, 1969
Dr. William H. Baskin has been
appointed Assistant Academic Dean
for Administrative Affairs and head
of the language division at the
North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dr. Baskin has been Associate Pro
fessor of modern language at Salem
College and taught part-time at the
School of the Arts.
Robert Ward, President of the
School of the Arts, announced the
appointment and said that Dr. Baskin
will be Dean of Men this summer for
the school's session in Siena,Italy.
Dr. Baskin's undergraduate and
graduate work was done at the Uniif
versity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. He was a Fulbright scholar at
the University of Paris and the Uni
versity of Poitiers in France in
1951 and 1952.
Before coming to Winston-Salem
he taught at the University of North
Carolina, was a scholar-in-residence
at Duke University and was chairman
of the Romance Languages Department
at Milsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
Last summer. Dr. Baskin had a post
doctoral grant from the Piedmont
University Center to study at the
Universita degli Studi di Milano in
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Writing Departmen t
Formed For 69-70
Lawrence 0. Carlson, Dean of
the Academic Department at the North
Carolina School of the Arts, has an
nounced that the school will offer,
at the opening of the fall semester,
a program leading to a Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree in writing.
The program, centered in the
English division, will be under the
general director of Mrs.Foster Fitz-
Simons, Assistant Academic Dean and
teacher o f English and creative,
writing, and Peter Stambler, teacher
of English, theater literature and
A student in the writing pro
gram will take part in general semi
nars concentrating on various lit
erary forms sueh as verse, narrative
and dramatic writing, in related
Modern Dancers Tour
East North Carolina
Some 10,000 high school stu
dents are attending free perfor
mances of modern dance this week,
presented by students from the North
Carolina School of the Arts, who are
touring 10 high schools in Wilming
ton, Swansboro, Jacksonville, Tar-
boro, Wilson and Durham, Two per
formances are given each day, one in
the morning and another in the after
For the second year, this
spring tour of modem dance programs
is being sponsored by the North Car
olina Arts Council.
Performances were given in Wil
mington on Monday, May 12, in Swans
boro and Jacksonville on Tuesday,
May 13, and in Tarboro on Wednesday,
May 14. The students." will perform
in Wilson on Thursday, May 15, and
in Durham on Friday, May 16.
All but one of the dances in
cluded on the programs were choreo
graphed by members of the dance fac
ulty at the School of the Arts. A
work called "Studies" was choreo
graphed by the students who dance it.
Modem dance is taught by Pauline
Koner, Duncan Noble and visiting
artists. Miss Koner is accompanying
Dances in addition to "Studies"
are "Concertino," music by Pergolesi,
choreographed by Miss Koner; "Frag
ments," music by Stravinsky, choreo
graphed by Miss Koner; Pas de deux,
music by Albinioni, choreographed by
Noble; "Bachianas Brasileiras," Mu
sic by Villa-lobos, choreographed by
Job Sanders, and "Poeme," music by
Batber, choreographed by Miss Koner.
Students participating in the
performances include: Ellen Baxter,
of Clemson, S.C.; Alana Holloway of
Lincolnton, Georgiana Holmes o f
Chapel Hill, Robert Lamb of Detroit,
Mich., Henry Moody of Winston-Salem,
Nancy Salmon o f Winston-Salem,
Leland Schwantes o f Charlotte,
Evelyn Shepard of Jacksonville, Dale
Talley of Reidsville, Ann Taylor of
Durham, Nolan T'Sani of West Palm
Beach, Fla. and Cathy Wheeler of
studies and in tutorial work with
his major teacher, emphasizing his
special field of interest.
Applicants must submit evidence
of writing talent, demonstrate gen
erally a high potential or achieve
ment in verbal skills, and fulfill
the regular requirements for en
trance to the school. Qualified
students may enter at the 11th .and
12th grade and college freshmen,
Mrs. Fitz-Simons has A.B. and
M.A.T. degrees from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She has taught English and drama at
Hood College in Frederick, Md.,drama
at the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro and English and his
tory at Durham Academy in Durham.
Stambler has a B.A. degree from
Yale College, an M.F.A. from Carne-
gie-Mellon University Drama School.
Last year he received Music Corpora
tion of American and Heinz fellow-
ships in playwriting.
Sylvia Wilkinson,North Carolina
author in residence at the Universi
ty of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
will giVe a reading Wednesday, May
21, 12:30 p.m. in Room 113.
Miss Wilkinson's highly acclaim
ed first novel. Moss on the North
Side, brought her into national prom
inence after its publication in 1966.
She then published A Killing Frost
in 1967, and is currently working on
her third novel.
In a phone interview with Miss
Wilkinson, she said:"I'm very will
ing to talk to students about their
writing, their work, and‘how to get
published. I had no idea that you
could just send off a manuscript. I
always thought you needed an agent."
In addition. Miss Wilkinson re
ceived a Mademoiselle Merit Award in
1967; the following excerpts appear
ed in the April issue of Mademoi
"Memory is a kind of fairyland.
To get there I take a trip back
through the years holding onto a
hand, part real, part imaginary. ^
The hand becomes real because of
its details; it is small with
hard kernels on the fingertips
from tapping away at a telegraph
key for 50 years, or it has
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