Thursday, February 21, 1985
Volume XI, No. 17
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HBO, MTV, ETV coming
Cable TV to be available
Photo by Ann Cralidis
CALLING THE SHOTS: Ray Johnson, who team-teaches the
television production class along with Gerald Gibson, demonstrates
camera techniques to students who will be producing programs for
By Loretta Bivins
Last fall when telephone lines for Elon College’s
new phone system were placed under ground,
workmen placed cable lines alongside them so that
dormitory students would eventually be provided
with cable television.
By the end of March, students should have this
service available to them. ’’The cable has already
been laid in the ground; it just needs to be run into
individual rooms,” says Ray Johnson, assistant pro
fessor of journalism and mass communication.
HBO and MTV are among the channels in the
12-channel package that will be available. Elon will
also offer its own television channel: ETV.
The former classroom in the Learning Resources
Center is being transformed into a studio for ETV.
Not only will it be possible to send out programs
from the studio, but visiting speakers, sports events.
concerts and other events can be televised from
Alumni Gym or Whitley Auditorium.
Students enrolled in the new Television Produc
tion class will also have the opportunity to produce
programs, Johnson said. “We’ll be giving a lot of
students a chance to perform on TV,” he added.
Besides providing entertainment programming,
the ETV channel will also aid students educational
ly. Sometimes professors may require a student to
view a film, for example. Instead of viewing the
film individually in the LRC, the students can watch
the film broadcast into their own dorm rooms.
Cablevision will also be wired into some classrooms
and lounges as well.
What will be the cost of all this? “The figures
I’ve heard have been very low—lower than you
would expect to pay for cable in your home,”
Kresge challenge nearly met for fine arts center
By Penny Thomas
Fund-raising for the new fine
arts center, considered to be lag
ging at one point this year, is now
“going extremely well,” accor
ding to Dr. Jo Watts Williams,
vice-president for development.
“As of Jan. 31, about
$700,000 has been raised on the
Kresge challenge,” Williams
said. The Michigan-based Foun
dation pledged $250,000 for the
fine arts center if the college
could match its challenge by rais
ing an additional $750,000 in one
year’s time. Williams said she is
optimistic that the Kresge
challenge will be met some time
in the spring.
The recent issue of the publica-
tion Second Monday,
acknowledged that there have
been 12gifts of $10,000 or more
received in December and
A number of gifts or pledges to
PRIDE n have been designated as
“capital unrestricted.” Williams
said that “capital unrestricted
gifts are monies that have not
been designated for a particular
purpose.” The college’s board of
trustees will vote on how this
money will be used, said
Williams.” In all likelihood, it
will be used for the fine arts
center,” Williams said.
She said that it is estimated that
the fine arts center will cost about
$6 million to $6.5 million to
build. In fine arts center pledges
right now, the college has $2.5
The college may have to use
what is called a “sale-leaseback”
system as part of the financing
package. Under such an arrange
ment, the institution can sell a
building to sympathetic investors
(friends of the college). The col
lege would then lease back the
building from the investors and
after a period of time the college
regains ownership of the
building. Whether “sale-
leaseback” will be used by Elon
See PRIDE II, page 4
FINE ARTS CENTER: The drawing shows how the center will
look when it is buiit on Williamson Avenue.
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