News In Brief
The Board of Governors of the University of North
Carolina approved the recommendation of President
William Friday that James P. Senter be named Vice
Chancellor for Finance, Dr. Raymond Dawson, Senior
Vice President of Academic Affairs, announced.
Senter comes to N.C.S.A. from the position in
Raleigh of Deputy Secretary of the N.C. Department of
Revenue. His duties will be threefold: he is in charge of
all financial matters; he is also responsible for
maintenance and security, replacing &e Marriott
Corporation in these areas; and he serves as financial
and fiscal advisor to the N.C. School of the Arts
The new position of Vice Chancellor for Finance was
established at the suggestion of the review board of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The
increasing complexity of situations here required
expert fiscal management.
Chancellor Dr. Robert Suderburg and the NCSA
Board of Trustees recommended Mr. Senter for the
Chancellor Suderburg expressed the pleasure of the
administration and staff at Mr. Senter’s appointment,
“We are pleased to have a man of such splendid
qualifications and widely rejected stature at N^A.”^
Effective August 1, 1976, Miss Lesley Hunt will
become Assistant Dean of Drama, working with
recently appointed Dean of Drama Malcolm Morrison.
Assistant Dean, Miss Hunt will serve as a liaison
between NCSA and the State Department of Public
Instruction High School Drama Program Workshops.
She will continue to advise the NCSA Touring Modules
which perform in high schools across the state.
In addition to her full teaching and administrative
schedule, Miss Hunt has continued her successful
acting career. She appeared on Broadway in “The
Visit,” “Oliver,” “A Man for All Seasons” and other
productions. She has had numerous off-Broadway and
TV roles. She recently appeared in local productions of
“The Lesson” and “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.”
In March she will give an evening of poetry and music
with Jesus Silva at Reynolda House and in April she
will be seen with the Contemporary Performance
The NCSA Board of Trustees unanimously approved
Community leaders met with NCSA administrators
at lunch Wednesday, February 4 to discuss the
Statewide Bond Issue referendum on March 23, 1976.
NCSA is taking an active role in the campaign for the
$43,267,000 higher education capital improvements
bond issue, even though NCSA is one of three
institutions which would not benefit directly from
passage of the referendum.
Chancellor Robert Suderburg explained to those
present -that the arts school is urging support of the
state campaign for the future growth of all component
schools of the University of North Carolina. He also
stressed that the NCSA would support the referendum
to promote better relations with the university
complex. In all likelihood, NCSA will be asking for
capital improvements in 1977-79 and passage of this
referendum will ultimately affect the school’s future.
Nancy Drum, campus coordinator for the bond issue,
discussed methods of creating public awareness of the
need for passage of the referendum and announced
that pamphlets explaining the bond issue would be
distributed at all arts school performances in
February and March.
Beginning with the performance last August at Wolf
Trap of “The Crucible,” the works of former NCSA
Chancellor Robert Ward are being performed some,
thirty times in 1975-76. Mr. Ward, who now devotes his
time to composing and teaching composition, conducts
some of ttie performances. He conducted the
Pittsburgh Opera Company’s production of his Pulitzer
Prize-winning opera “The Crucible” January 29 and
Mr. Ward gave -lectures in conjunction with the
performance at the University of Pittsburgh,
Duquesne, and Carnegie Mellon.
On the weekend of the Pittsburgh’s production, three
other productions of the opera were staged: one at the
University of Colorado, one at the University of
Toronto, and the third at Fort Hayes State College in
“The Crucible” is based on the play by Arthur
Miller. It was commissioned and written for the New
York City Opera and funded by the Ford Foundation.
Since its premier in 1961, “The Crucible” has received
numerous awards such as the New York Critics
Award. During the Bicentennial year it will be staged
in 18 different productions across the country.
Other works of Mr. Ward’s to be performed during
the year are: Fifth Symphony for Chorus and
Orchestra, his cantata on the revolutionary colonial
period called “Sweet Freedom’s Song,” “Julilation
Overture,” Hymn and Celebration and Prairie
Overture. The Winston-Salem Symphony and other
orchestras throughout the southeast will be performing
his works in tribute to a contemporary American
composer whose music is a timely comment on
Area artists are invited to enter the 13th Annual
Juried Competition sponsored by the Associated
Artists of Winston-Salem. The exhibit will open on
Sunday, March 14, and will last through Friday, March
26, in Tlie Arts Council Gallery, 610 Coliseum Drive,
Winston-Salem. Artists will compete for cash prizes
and for $100.00 in Purchase Awards sponsored by
Wachovia Bank and $100.00 sponsored by Forsyth
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Gift certificates will be
given by Bocock-Stroud Company, Frame Shop of
Chameleon Galleries, Pfaff’s, Inc., Jamar, Inc., and
George’s Hobby Shop.
New York artist Leo Manso, an instructor at Art
Students League, will jury the show.
Mr. Manso has been a member of the faculties of
Cooper Union Art School, New York University,
Columbia University, and Notre Dame and has been a
visiting artist at Smith College.
Each entrant may submit a maximum of two works.
All work must have been completed within the last
year and must not have been previously exhibited in a
competitive show in Winston-Salem. All paintings
should be framed and ready for hanging, and all
sculpture should be securely attached to its base.
Works should be hand-delivered to The Arts Council
Art Gallery between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 11. The entrance fee for members is
$5.00 and $7.50 for non-members.
Two faculty members have joined the North
Carolina School of the Arts school of drama in the
winter term. They are Mr. Louis Criss and Ms. Betsy
Criss comes to NCSA from Southern Methodist
University in Dallas where he was visiting director in
the fall of 1975. Criss, who earned his MFA in drama
from Columbia University, has been artistic
administrator and director in residence at the Alley
Theatre in Houston and artistic director at McCarter
Theatre, Princeton University.
Ms. Shevey was director in residence at New York
University School of the Arts from 1973-75. Also during
this time she created pilot programs in theatre for the
S.C. State Arts Commission. She directed touring
productions and workshops and acted as consultant to
artistic director for the South Carolina Open Road
‘‘‘Sy''^eciai'iKviSiibri and UvbiigH an’angemenS^
made by the HEW-STEP: the touring company of
L’Histoire du soldat will visit the campus of Stonehill
College (North Easton, Massachusetts) April 10-13 and
perform the Stravinsky work while there.
The cast and accompanying faculty will fly from
Greensboro to Boston. The set and other equipment
will have to be sent ahead by truck. Housing will be in
student housing on the Stonehill campus. In addition to
the performance, the students will be asked to provide
a brief lecture-demo commentary on their work in the
School and in this particular module.
The NCSA students making the trip will also have an
opportunity to attend a major arts activity in Boston
(either ballet, music, or drama). All expenses for this
activity are being covered by the IffiW-STEP: A
’ The Your winners of ’tfe’i976' Sar^ofd SctiolarsMps to
j NCSA were presented with awards and
congratulatory letters at a meeting of the arts school
Board of Trustees. Chairman of the Board Dr. James
H. Semans presented the letters from Terry Sanford.
The recipients of the full scholarships to the School of
the Arts in Winston-Salem are Kimberly Ingle, of
Raleigh, in dance; Mickey Henderson, of Matthews, in
drama; Amos Jones, of Burnsville, in music; and
Robert T. Smith, of Mountain Home, in visual arts.
Every instructor shall have the right to:
Choose the students who will be allowed to enroll in
Drop any student within the first three weeks without
checking with the student.
Have three excused absences from class each
Take occasional naps during class discussions.
Munch on candy bars and drink Coco-Cola during
Arrive late for lectures if he has a legitimate excuse-
for instance over sleeping.
Teach only those courses which “motivate” him and
Write and publish evaluations on each student at the '
end of the term.
Begin working on lectures in the seventh week of the
term and complete the entire term’s work in the last
Show up once every three weeks and take issue with
all the points raised regarding material covered in the
classes he missed.
Call students at any time of night to discuss their
Withhold course requirements from students until
the last week of the semester.
Ask students if there was “anything important” in
the assignments he failed to read or grade.
Burst into tears during teachers student conferences
when all other tactics fail.
Lecture on the american political situation, no
matter what the course description says.
Leave class a week before the end of the semester
because he has a ride to Ft. Lauderdale.
Have You Been To The Movies Lately?
By LYNDON FULLER
“The Hindenberg”, which
played at the "nuTiway here in
Winston, explored one of the
many speculations of why the air
ship exploded. In the film, the
Hindenburg was appropriately
destroyed by a bomb, since the
movie is a bomb. The script is so
poor that even stars George C.
Scott and Ann Bancroft can’t
nuike it good.
The story starts with the
Hindenburg leaving Germany
and finally ending at Lake Hearst
N.J. Sixty-two people survived
the crash out of the ninety-seven
passengers on board the hixury
The only thing that saves the
film is the use of actual film
footage of the Hindenburg
exploding. The special effects
such as the wreckage and the
Hindenburg itself were a boost to
If you missed this film, do not
worry. I’m sure it will be on T.V.
Another film which was a big
hopeful and a much publicized
biggie, “Lucky Lady,” stared
Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds and
Gene Hackman. This film was
also a bomb.
The story is about nmn’unners
in the 1920’^. Liza Minnelli
already has the rum being run
across the border, but when
Burt Reynolds comes in and
messes things up, it takes Gene
Hackman, an American burnt, to
get him out of trouble. Then they
get the idea to run liquor up the
coast from Mexico to California
on a boat, the Lucky Lady, and
there’s your story.
The film is hindered by Liza
Minnelli’s use of a very fakey
N.Y. accent, which is very
obvious, Burt Reynolds “case-of-
the-cutes” and a generally poor
The photography was good and
Gene Hackman was enjoyable,
but would have been more so if he
did have more time to develop a
The beginning of the film was
too slow but picks up mid-way
and the rest is fun, if you can
wade through the beginning.
Another film which played in
Winston at the University Plaza
One, broke the monotony of bad
films it was “Dog Day
A1 Pacino was once again
teamed with director Sidney
Lumet and the product was
excellent. This film also teamed
Pacino and John Cazale as the
two bank robbers. (Cazale and
Pacino were brothers in the “God
The story is about a bank
robbery in Brookland which was-
suppose to take only 30 min. but
ended up taking 12 hrs.
The acting in this film is some
of the best that I have seen in
some time. Pacino once again
gave a stunning performance and
I am sure that he will get another
Academy Award nomination.
Another performance that was
also exceptionally good was by an
actor portraying a homo-sexual
that Pacino married. This actor
showed other ways to play a
homo-sexual rather than the tired
stereo-type. He was excellent in
What more can I say, except
that it is one of the years 10 best
and a joy to see. ,8i. t
♦★♦'it rili- ),