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Volume XXXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, May 9, 1958
Faculty Approves Evaluation Project
Jessie Rehder of U NC
To Direct Class Forum
On Thursday, May IS, Miss Jess
Byrd’s advanced compqsition class
will participate in a forum for the
purpose of evaluation the semester’s
work and of discussing the prin
ciples of writing. Meeting with
the class is Miss Jessie Rehder, a
novelist and lecturer from the Eng
lish department of the University
of North Carolina.
In conducting these forums, it
has always been the practice to
invite an outside critic, preferably
a • professional writer, to help in
the evaluation and to contribute
Outstanding
Actress Will
Be Honored
Nominations have been an
nounced by the Pierrette’s council
for the third annual Pierrot award
which will be presented in chapel
on Awards Day. The award is
given to the most outstanding act
ress to appear in a Pierrette pro
duction during the year.
For the award, nominations were
made by the Pierrette Council with
another committee chosen to name
the recipient. This .committee is
composed of Mrs. Stevens, Lynn
Hamrick, Ans Ira, Ruth Bennett,
Mr. Paine and Miss Byrd.
This year the nominations include
Martha Goddard for her role as
Malvolio, Peggy Jones for her role
as Fieste the clown, and Jean
Smitherman for her role as Viola,
all in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
From Tennessee William’s Glass
Managerie nominations are for
Martha Jarvis as Amanda and
Mkry Cox as Laura.
Amanda is the third lead that
ideas for improvement in compo
sition.
Miss Rehder, who graduated
from Randolph-Macon and ob
tained her masters at Columbia
University,' qualifies as a critic in
that she is the author of a novel,
“Remembrance Way,” published in
1956, and of short stories which
have been printed in Harper’s
Magazine and elsewhere. She has
worked in New York in the theatre
and as a play agent. In 1947, she
joined the UNC faculty and is pre
sently teaching creative writing
courses at the university.
In addition to the coming forum,
the members of the advanced comp
class are judging material for a
contest put on by the creative
writing classes of Reynolds High
School. The material submitted
includes poetry, essays, and short
stories, the latter ranging from a
sixty-five page novelette, to fan
tasies, and two page satires.
The papers will be judged on
content, composition, and style.
The difficulty lies in the fact that
the class must elect one prize-win
ning paper from seventy stories
representing a variety of methods
of literary expression.
The members of this year’s ad
vanced comp class are Jeane
Smitherman, Mary Jo Wynne,
Sarah Ann Price, Erwin Robbins,
Shan Helms, and Jane Leighton
Bailey.
Martha Jarvis has taken at Salem
with her other two appearances
being in Skin of Our Teeth and
The Grass Harp.
Peggy Jones made her second
appearance on Salem’s stage as
Feste. Her firt production was the
Male Animal last 3^ear. For the
rest of the nominees, it was a first
appearance.
Martha DuVall
Faculty Evaluation Chairman
Change In Cuts System
Approved At Same Time
At a meeting on Wednesdajq
May 7, the faculty approved the
plan for faculty evaluation pre-.
sented to them by Margaret Mac-
Queen, President of Student Gov
ernment, and Martha Duvall,
Chairman of the Faculty Evalu
ation Committee. The sfj^stem of
evaluation was adopted by a nearly
unanimous vote.
Senior Class President
Reveals Orientation Plan
Peggy Jones, Carol Doxey
Present Sophomore Recitals
On Friday, May 16, the School
of Music will.present Peggy Jones
and Carol Doxey in a joint sopho
more recital, which will be held in
Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Peggy, a lyric • soprano from
Rocky Mount, is a student of Paul
Peterson. At Salem she is active
in musical and dramatic activities
—Music Club, Pierrettes and
Choral Ensemble. In Rocky Mount
she has had several television per
formances and for the past two
years has been in the Grass Roots
Opera. Currently she is assisting
in .the production of the operetta,
“Martha” at Salem Academy.
Peggy will open her part of the
program with “Let Me Wander
Not Unseen” by Handel and “Pas
toral” by Veracini. Following this
she will do two Italian art songs,
“Lungi Dal Caro Bene” by Sarti
and “Che Fiero Costume” by Lag-
rinzi. A group of love songs by
Brahms “Die Mainacht”, “Ver-
gebliches Standchen” and “Meine
Liebe ist Grun” will follow. Peggy
is also singing a lullaby, “Sand-
mannehen” by Brahms.
For her aria Peggy will sing
Lucy’s first aria from “The Tele
phone” by Menotti. This as well
as “Miranda” by Hagemann is a
contemporary work. The latter
has a rhythm which gives it a
Spanish effect. The last part of
Peggy’s, program will consist of
two North ■ Carolina folk songs,
“Black is the Color of My True
Love’s Hair”, arranged by Shaw
and “O Waly, Waly”, arranged by
Niles.
Carol, a pianist • from Wilming
ton, is a student of Clemens Sand-
resky. She has been studying
piano since she was five years old.
In high school she won the Pad
erewski Medel given by the Na
tional Guild of Piano Teachers.
While Carol is interested in
music, she still finds time to write
articles for the Salemite. She is
the assistant copy editor for the
1958-59 Sights and Insights.
Carol’s part of the program will
open with “Prehule and Fugue in
D minor” from volume II of Bach’s
Wohltemperte Klavier. Her major
work will be the Mozart Plano
Concerto in A major, Kv. 488. Fol
lowing this will be “Ballade in G
minor” and “Impromptu in F
minor” by Chopin. The ballade is
Carol’s favorite piece and was said
to have been Chopin’s favorite of
all his compositions.
For her closing number she will
play “La Soiree sans .Grande” from
Estampe by Debussy. This is the
impressionistic style that has a Ha
banera rhythm.
Plans are now being made for
Orientation Week by Mary Lois
James, Chairman of the Orienta
tion Committee, and Norwood Den
nis, Co-Chairman. Serving on the
Orientation Committee are 35 stu
dents : “Stee Gee” members, heads
of _ major organizations, 13 senior
advisors, and hall presidents of
Babcock and Clewell.
About 150 freshmen plus trans
fers will arrive at Salem Sunday,
September 14, for Orientation
Week.
Sundaj' afternoon from two until
five, the Day Students and Music
Club will have open house in the
Day Student Center. At 6 :.30, Ves
pers will be held by the Y. W.
N C Quartet
Slated For
W F Concert
The North Carolina String Quar
tet from Chapel Hill, North Caro
lina will play at Wake Forest Col
lege Tuesday, May 13, at 8:30.
The quartet is composed of four
members of the North Carolina
Symphony, all of whom are resi
dents of Chapel Hill. Mr. Edgar
Alden, the .first violinist, is a grad
uate of Oberlin College afid taught
at Mederith College before joining
the University of North Carolina
faculty. Mr. Alden has served as
concert master of the North Caro
lina Symphony in past years. His
wife is the violist in the quartet.
Jean Heard, the second violinist,
has studied with Mischa Misch-
koss, the concert master of the
N. B. C. orchestra. Although she
does not each at U. N. C., Mrs.
Heard is- closely associated with
the University through her hus
band, who is Dean 'of the graduate
school. Mary Grey Clarke is the
celloist for the quartet. Miss
Clarke is a member of the music
facultj' at U. N. C.
The quartet has selected a very
interesting program for their Tues
day night performance. They will
open with the Beethoven “String
Quartet in F major op. 135.” This
quartet is the last of five quartets
which Beethoven composed be
tween 1824 and 1826 and reverts to
the strictly classical form of four
movements. The ill health and
financial and domestic difficulties,
which plagued Beethoven’s last
years, are reflected in these quar
tets. Beethoven sought refuge in
C. A. by the Lily Pond. In order
to get acquainted, an informal sing
will be held that night in Babcock
at 7:45.
Monday Dr. Gramlej^ will extend
an official welcome to the new
students. Monday night, the Stee
Gee is sponsoring a Club Carnival
with each major organization hav
ing a booth. The purpose of the
Carnival is to give each organiza
tion an opportunity to tell' about
the' activities of its club. At the
Carnival, which is to be held by
the Lily Pond, pink lemonade and
popcorn will be served.
■ Tuesday night, the I. R. S. is
planning an informal dance for the
Salem freshmen and the Wake
Forest freshmen. The following
night the Pierrettes and Dansalems
are planning a party.-
Thursday night, the May Day
Committee is sponsoring a fashion
show for the returning Salemites
with the Freshmen modeling their
new outfits. Friday night the I. R.
C., S. N. E. A., and Home Eco
nomics Club are sponsoring a
movie.
The activities of the week will
be concluded Saturday afternoon
with a Hobo Holiday sponsored by
the W. R. A., Sights and Insights,
and Salemite.
Throughout the week the new
students will be occupied with
English, reading, mathematics, and
motor ability tests, a tour of the
library, an infirmary check, and
handbook studies.
his music as a means of preserv
ing -some measure of sanity. In
his quartet in F, the listener is
aware of an aesthetic concept of a
visonary, idealistic world of unique
beauty.
The second number will be Satn-
uel Barber’s “Quartet Op. 11.” Mr.
Barber is a contemporary com
poser.
After the interrriissi'on the pro-
igram will end with Haydn’s Quar
tet in G Major, Op. 54. This quar
tet opens with the prompt state
ment of the sprightly theme. It
is dilaed upon with Haydn’s cus
tomary gift for spinning the most
immaculate figurations and sur
prises out of the original thematic
substance. The final movement is
the very essence of music and a
captivating conclusion to one of
Hajxln’s best quartets.
The North Carolina String Quar
tet is noted for its excellent per
formances on tours thoughout
North Carolina, South Carolina,
and Virginia.
Work on such a program was
begun last spring when a commit
tee chosen from the student body
at large was formed to do research
on the evaluation systems of other
schools. This past fall the Faculty
Evaluation Committee, composed
of Martha Duvall, Jenny Elder,
Sally Bovard, and Jane Bailey,
drew up a tentative questionnaire
which was presented to the • Aca
demic Council for their suggestions
and approval. Suggestions from
this committee -were incorporated
into the plans and the final ques
tionnaire was presented to the en
tire faculty on the seventh.
Evaluation will take place at
any class period during a specified
week. , The questionnair-es will be
filled out as if they were tests and
left on the professor’s desks. Stu
dents will be asked to rate each
point on a five point scale.
One questionnaire will be used
for all courses. Questions that do
not apply to a particular course
will be omitted.
Students will be asked .to give-
information such as their classifi
cation, average, etc., for the bene
fit of faculty members. The ques
tionnaire will also provide for stu
dent self-evaluation.
Cuts System
The faculty adopted the changes
in the class attendance system by
a . great majority at the • May
seventh meeting, with the stipula
tion that the new system would be
on trial for one year.
Therefore, beginning with the
fall semester juniors and seniors
will have up to 20% cuts if a B-
or above average has been achieved
during the preceding semester.
First semester freshmen will have
two cuts per class. Second semes-,
ter freshmen, sophomore, and all
other students with a C or D
average will have cuts equal to
the total number of credit hours
they are taking. Cuts in each
class will be limited only by the
20% rule.
The following limitations will be
imposed;
1. Two days before, and two days
after an official vacation, each
cut will be counted as a double
cut.
2. A student will receive no cuts
in a course which she was not
passing at the last reported
grade.
Margaret MacQueen, President
of Student Government, presented
the proposed changes in the cut
system to the faculty members at
the meeting on Wednesday.
    

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