s-AUpm tSi» COtLEOE LmP/.^■ u„, . Number 25:^^^ 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.