Monday, November 24, 1975
Flashes and Short Items
Some interesting things are going on in the game
room. There is a pinball contest taking place currently
and the scores will be taken until December 7th. A
•prize will be given for the highest score on each
machine. Last month the winners were Joe Long on the
“Casanova” and Mike Shindleman on the “Zip-A-Do”
and the “Cosmos”.
A pool tournament is starting the Week following
Christmas vacation. There will be separate
tournaments for male and female enteries. Prizes will
be given for highest scores: best 3 out of 5 in eight ball
and up to 50 points; best 2 out of 3 in straight ball.
Remember to sign up during the first week after
Christmas vacation. No players may sign up after this
Swimming pool hours are from 8:00 to 10:00 week
nights and from 3:30 to 5:30 weekends.
If there are any games or equipment that you want
which are not in the gameroom now, ask Mrs. Dahmer.
More pinball games are on order and will be brought in
as soon as possible.
In late November, Dr. William Baskin, Dean of the
Academic Department, and Rick Miller, instructor of
Philosophy, will travel to Santa Cruz, California to
continue an H.E.W. faculty development progect that
was started last year. The project involves evaluation
of the instruction programs of each school involved.
The schools are Oaks College, University of California,
and NCSA. These schools will work together and share
information, hoping that the outcome of this work will
lead to improvement of each school’s academic
On December 12th, Dr. Baskin will travel to Atlanta
for a regional seminar on further faculty evaluation.
An exchange program is planned to take place
starting December 8th. At that time, ten students from
Stonehill School, a Catholic school in Boston, will come
to NCSA and attend performances and classes: In the
spring, NCSA will send a module or small performing
group to Stonehill, and will give a performance there.
Havoc’s play “Marathon ’ee” and the niuvie “They
Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” It will be ths students’
project-to make use of skills in acting, movement,
dancing, and singing.
The marathon is meant as a learning experience,
and there is no obUgation to make it a production. Each
afternoon will be spent improvising and exploring the
sensations of fatigue, hunger, and desperation that the
contestants in the Depression-time marathons must
If the project is successful, the marathon will be
presented for the student body in the Church of Christ.
The second performance module from the North
Carolina School of the Arts began its tour of five North
Carolina high schools on Monday, November 10.
The first performance was in Statesville at North
Iredell High School on November 10. The remaining
schedule was Bandy’s High School in Newton on
November 11, Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton on
November 12, Mt. Pleasant High School in Mt.
Pleasant on November 13 and Concord High School in
Concord on the 14th of November.
The module, entitled “At Work” was written and
directed by Duncan Noble of the arts school dance
faculty. Lesley Hunt from the drama faculty assisted
him. The show illustrated how the performing artist
works and prepares his art. Design and Production
students discuss and demonstrate their role in
performances. In the finale, the student actors,
dancers, musicians and designers combine forces to
present finished performances such as a scene from
“The Duchess of Malfi,” a ballet entitled “Love Song”
and Copland’s “As It FeD Upon a Day.”
Drama students in the module were Ron Cook, David
Dillon and Carol Drake. Dance students Merran
Funderburg and Robert March perform. Gale
Washington, voice; Clifford Tretick, flute, and Philip
Muncy, clarinet are music students. Students John
Hodges and Todd Randall demonstrated Design and
Seventeen students at the North Carolina School of
the Arts have been nominated to Who’s Who Among
Students in American Universities and Colleges. They
are Marian Bus well; Ted Driver, Brian Evans,
Clement Folckemer, Gail George, Katherine Hahn,
Deborah Hale, Robert Madura, Robert McQendon,
Robert Priest, Josie Rhine, Michael Rigsby, Linda
Stein, Cynthia Stewart Rebecca Wakefield, David
Winslow and John Wunsch.
Each student is nominated to the honor for his
contribution and service to community and school. The
faculty approves nominees on the basis of academic
excellence and participation in curricular and extra
Dance Department ]\ew Workplace
The School of Dance is currently involved in
rehearsals for the annual production of “The
Nutcracker” and the major winter ballet, “Giselle.”
Fiorella Keane, the ballet mistress of American
Ballet Theatre, has been at NCSA two week-ends in
order to cast and choreograph “Giselle.” The
production will be the last week in February.
Mimi Paul, the ballerina of ABT and the New York
City Ballet, has been added to the permanent faculty at
Georgina Holmes is leaving for one wedc to do
concerts in Minneapolis. She will be replaced that week
by Sharon Filone, an NCSA graduate and member of
the North Carolina Dance Theatre.
The freshman class of the School of Drama will be~
involved in a special project during the Intensive Arts
period. The forty-five students will work with acting
instructor Bob Murray on an idea based on June
The workplace construction deadline has been
placed at May 23, 1977, A walkway through the gorge
has been constructed, and now the construction begins
for the Workplace itself. Arrangements are being
made with Robert Kopf, professionai woodworker, to
make the lost trees into cabinets and benches that will
be utilized by the school. The goal is to make one bench
or cabinet for every tree that is cut down. It is hoped
that this project will offset some of the loss of these
A quarter of a million college and high school
students are eligible to vote in North Carolina. But they
"can’t vote imless they are registered.
The Campaign for Student Voters (CSV) will
encourage ^se 250,000 potential voters to register
before the North Carolina primary in March.
Founded last summer by eight high school,
coihmunity college, and university student groups,
CSV has the endorsement of the Governor, Uie
Lieutenant Governor, and the State Board of Elections.
CSV is only the second such drive in history to be
endorsed by the Board of Elections.
CSV will hold conferences where student leaders can
learn about voting laws and how to organize a
registration campaign on their own campuses. So far
about 600 students from across the state have been
invited to these conferences, said Gary Thomas of the
N.C. Student Legislature, coordinator of CSV.
In some counties officials have made it hard for
students to register. But with the help of the State
Board of Elections, CSV hopes to break down those
barriers and make it easier for students to excercise
their rights as citizens.
Individuals or groups who want to join CSV’s effort
may write coordinator Gary Thomas, c-o Student
Government, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, N.C. 27514.
Mrs. Selma Amansky-Caston, professor of vocal
diction, has been nominated to the Outstanding
Educators of America, the World Who’s Who of
Women, and the National Society of Literature and the
Arts for her ’’exceptional contribution to the academic
community and devotion to the highest principles of
Mrs. Amansky-Caston, dramatic soprano, is a
former member of the PWladelphia Opera Company.
She has been soloist with the Denver Symphony and the
Philadelphia Orchestra under StokowsW, Ormandy,
Reiner and Smallens. She has conducted master
classes and toured in major cities on the east coast and
in Michigan and Colorado. She has taught at the arts
school since its inception in 1965. A book on multi
lingual vocal diction by Mrs. Amansky-Caston is in
The North Carolina Symphony Orchestra wiU
perform in Hanes Auditorium on Friday, November
21st. Denis Brott, guest cellist, is an internationally
known performer and a faculty member at NCSA. He
will perform Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Cello and
Orchestra. The program opens with Robert Ward’s
“Hymn and Celebration” followed by the concerto.
Roy Harris’ Symphony No. 3 is next, and the closing
selection is Berloiz’ “Le Corsaire.”
November 22nd is the date of Elizabeth Robert’s
senior recital. Ronald Sadoff returns to NCSA on
November 23rd to give his semor recital at 3 p.m. The
recital will feature Ives’ “Concord Sonata.”
Monday evening, November 24th, at 8 p.m., the
NCSA Orchestra will perform in Wait Chapel on the
Wake Forest campus. Nicolas Harsanyi conducts the
orchestra and Richard Cox directs the UNC-G Chorale
in performing “The North Carolina Bicentennial
Parade of American Music.” The performance will be
given in Raleigh at Meredith College on November
30th. On December 1st the orchestra will perform at
the Kennedy Center. Thr program includes: Robert
Ward’s “Jubilation Overture,” Roger Hannay’s
“Sonorous Image,” Hunter Johnson’s “Letter to the
World,” set to the poems of Emily Dickinson. Several
choral selections by Jarrett, Eichhom, Hunkins, Tirro
and Simpson are included. The program concludes
with Jack Jarrett’s “Choral Symphony on American
Poems.” The Bicentennial Parade of Music is a series
of fifty programs-one presented by each state-
featuring selections by outstanding composers in each
There will be a student Woodwind Recital on
November 25th. On December 2nd, Janice Harsanyi
will conduct a Chamber Choir Recital.
The Piedmont Chamber Orchestra and Chorus will
present Handel’s “Messiah” on December 7th,
conducted by Nicolas Harsanyi.
December 8th, Linda Stein will give a guitar recital.
Scott Schillin and Denis Brott will give a faculty recital
on the 9th. Lise Frank will give a senior piano recital
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