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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 13, 1970
faculty Votes For Permanent
Self-Scheduling Exam System
Last Friday, March 6, the faculty
unanimously voted to adopt the
Self-Scheduled Exam System on a
permanent basis. The Evaluation
fommittee, composed of Dr. Inzer
Byers, chairman, Mr. Charles Gib
bon, Mr. Richard Kruse, Barbie
Barton, Louise Sherrill, Weezie
i Vincent, and Gwynne Stephens, re
viewed both faculty and student
questionnaires to present all as
pects of the system to the faculty.
After careful consideration of the
^ystem and its problems, the com
mittee made the following sugges
tions for improvement:
1) The length of the exam period
will be shortened from 21 to
; 20 exam periods. In order to
[ allow enough time for the fac
ulty to grade exams and to
turn in grades, and for the
Registrar’s Office to compile
1 grades before registration and/
I or graduation, the last period
j had to be dropped.
2) Students wall be allowed to
pick up their exams any time
during the 354 hour period, re-
f! turning the exam at the close
\ I of the exam period. This pro-
\ I vides more flexibility in a stu
dent’s schedule, giving her the
opportunity to pick up the
exam just when she is ready
to take it.
3) Reading Day will be perma
nently eliminated from the cal
endar. If students wish to have
an official reading day, it would
mean cutting out one whole
day of exams, as the total
duration of exams cannot be
lengthened. It was felt, there
fore, that if students wished
a Reading Day, they could set
one aside and not interfere
with those students who
wanted to take an exam the
4) The committee recommended
)all Now For
By Libby Cain
For their next concert, the Win-
Iston-Salem Symphony will present
|the opera “Tosca” by Puccini.
“Tosca” is a rather unusual opera
Jin that the title character, Floria
■Tosca, is an actress; hence the
Ipnma donna plays a prima donna.
IThis role will be sung by Jeannine
ICrader, who has won wide critical
jacclaim for her portrayal of Tosca.
The tenor lead, Mario Cavara-
jdossi, will be performed by Robert
IMouIson, who once attended the
lUniversity of Georgia on a football
The villain, Baron Scorpia, will be
•portrayed by baritone Walter Cas-
pel of the Metropolitan Opera.
[Many critics consider his interpre-
|tation of the role as definitive.
The opera will be completely
I staged, a process which the sym-
I phony has not undertaken in many
I years. Stage Director is William
I Beck, a well-known performer from
jthe New York City Opera and cur-
Jrently a voice teacher at the School
jof the Arts. David Partington is
[Choral Director, and Stuart Beilin
I's Stage Manager.
I Performances are Friday, March
|20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:15
jp.m. All seats are reserved. Reser-
I nations may be made by calling the
symphony office at 725-1035.
that all books and study ma
terial be left outside the exam
room, unless taking an open-
book exam, and all doors are
to be left open. This is simply
another precaution to remove
any student from temptation
and suspicion. It was again
strongly urged that, where
possible, at least two people be
present in the room. This
should be followed as mere
5) A section in the student hand
book warning students about
possible leakage of exam in
formation will be published.
The committee recommended
that students be reminded at
an SGA meeting about the im
portance of care on this point.
Even though 97% of the stu
dents thought that discussion
of finished exams did not ad
versely affect the success of
the system, more consideration
could be emphasized stressing
the long range effects.
6) The Committee asks that stu
dents comply with the hand
book regulation stating that
there is to be no smoking in
classrooms, during the school
year as well as during exams.
Because of the fire hazard and
consideration of non-smokers,
those who wish to smoke are
requested to do so outside.
7) The faculty will be requested
to turn in their exams two
days prior to the examination
period. This merely requires
a shorter filing period and
allows the faculty more time
to make up the exam covering
last minute information given
8) The exams will be filed and
distributed according to a
particular course, in alphabeti
cal order, rather than a stu
dent’s name. To speed up the
filing procedures and to main
tain the efficiency of getting
an exam for every student, this
suggestion will be tried for
From the questionnaires the com
mittee studied other suggestions.
One wish was that exams start on
a Monday, with a weekend between
the end of classes and the begin
ning of exams. It was found that
with the college regulations and the
school calendar changing every year
it was impossible to assure exams
starting on a Monday.
The open-book rooms will be con
tinued with improved publicity and
facility. The freshman seminar will
also be continued.
It is a recommendation of the
committee that a junior, appointed
by Legislative Board, be placed as
chairman, with three other students
appointed on a rotating basis.
It cannot be emphasized enough
that the Self-Scheduled Exam Sys
tem has succeeded because students
have accepted the privilege with re
sponsibility. The students will have
to continue to do so to insure the
exam system’s future success.
Student Government elections which were held Monday night,
March 9, in Hanes Auditorium have given Salem a qualified slate
of officers to lead Salem for the coming year. The Student Gov
ernment officers pictured are (left to right) Fran Hicks, President;
Dianne Dailey, Vice-President; Susan Hendrick, Secretary; Rita
Johnson, Treasurer; Emily Wood, Chairman of Judicial Board; and
Mary Salem, Secretary of Judicial Board. These and other girls
elected will be installed in Assembly Friday, April 10, at 11 a.m.
Salemites Elect Fran Hicks
President Of Student Govt.
Salem students elected Fran
Hicks of Waynesville to be Presi
dent of Student Government for
the 1970-1971 year. Elections were
held Monday night, March 9, in
Fran has gained a variety of ex
periences in Student Government
during her first three years at
Salem. Sophomore year as House
President of Lehman she served on
Judicial Board. This year she is
Secretary of the Junior Class, a
member of the Lecture-Assembly
Committee and a Marshal. Fran, a
sociology major and Spanish minor,
is considering attending graduate
school after graduation.
The new Vice-President of Stu
dent Government, Dianne Dailey, is
a history major and French minor
from Frankfort, Kentucky. Among
Dianne’s activities are, of course,
golf in which she has placed on the
Second Women’s Collegiate All
America Team. She is a member
of the Order of the Scorpion and
has served this year as Secretary
of the Student Government. Her
sophomore year she was vice-presi
dent of her class and played inter
From Rutherfordton is Susan
Hendrick, the newly elected Secre
tary of Student Government.
Susan’s activities have been many
during her past two years at Salem.
She served as President of her
Freshman Class, as Sophomore rep
resentative to Legislative Board this
year, as vice-president of Clewell,
and as a member of the Student
Technique With Plastic Dominates
FAC Art Exhibit Compositions
By Karen Park
The exhibit now showing is spon
sored by the Piedmont University
Center and includes works from the
faculty and students of Elon,
Queens, Mars Hill, and Salem. It
is a very good show and one well
worth going to see.
One interesting technique that re
curred in several of the pieces is
that of layering translucent plastic
on tissue paper to create the illusion
of three-dimensional space. Iri^ this
group come “Light Fingers, an
airy design created by a colorful
overlapping tissue paper, and
“Punctuation” which is made from
layers of acetate with translucent
color designs on them. But perhaps
the most striking in this group is
“Thermo,” a 3-D composition in
black-and-white with a textured
plastic covering it. The oval tex
ture pattern reflects light and gives
an illusion of space; after about 30
seconds of staring, the effect is
There were a number of entries
that showed good quality. One is
a silkscreen by Elaine Hearn of
Mars Hill called “Mandala.” The
design is of 8 repetitions of a head
and land arranged to form a circle.
The fine, delicate lines complement
the intricacy of the design, and the
strong colors keep the design alive.
There were a number of good
drawings, both in pencil and in pen-
and-ink. Several of the latter from
Queens employed the technique of
leaving out of outlines, defining
objects by parallel lines, crosslatch
ing and dots. “Plant” by Elizabeth
Hodges shows the most interesting
variety of texture in this group.
“Lift Off,” by a member of the
Mars Hill faculty, is a subtle inter
play of shapes playing round against
straight. The transition from
straight to round is given added
force by the gradation of colors
from black to purple to dull red.
A beautifully simple composition
belies its complexity.
But perhaps the most notable
piece in the show is Richbourg and
Strudwick’s “Landscape.” Its out
standing use of negative space (i.e.
space with nothing in it) speaks
volumes for the minds of the
artists. . . !
The main criticism I have of this
exhibit is of the choices for prizes.
“The Parade,” which won first prize,
seemed to me to be hardly worth
mentioning. Content matter can
not be criticized because it comes
from the artist’s imagination and
supposedly has surrealistic meaning.
However, the composition is too
busy, having neither a focal point,
emphasis, nor enough variety of
line in terms of dark and light.
“Circles and Doodles” (an Honor
able Mention) was, I think, much
more deserving of first place. The
craftsmanship was good and the
composition and colors complement
each other in their liveliness.
Center Committee. Her major is
history and her minor is English,
and Susan hopes to continue her
education upon graduation by work
ing for a master’s degree in gui
Rita Johnson, a sophomore from
Clinton, South Carolina, is our new
Treasurer of Student Government.
At the present time she is also serv
ing in the capacity of Vice-Presi
dent of the Sophomore Class as
well as a member of the Judicial
Board. A math major and psycho
logy minor, Rita’s other interests
include sewing, traveling and tutor
Presiding over Judicial Board this
year will be Emily Wood. Emma’s
hometown is Lynchburg, Virginia.
As a freshman and sophomore she
served as a representative to Legis
lative Board. For her new job as
Chairman, she can rely upon her
experience this year as Secretary
of Judicial Board. Academically,
Emma’s main interests are biology
and English. At present, she hopes
to do graduate work following
A s o p h o m o r e from Havelock,'
Mary Salem is the new Secretary
of Judicial Board. Her major is
sociology and her minor is English.
She has been a member of Legis
lative Board and the YWCA while
here at Salem, and she hopes to do
social welfare work upon gradua
The President of YWCA for the
coming year is Edna Jacobs, a jun
ior from Clinton, South Carolina.
Majoring in psychology and minor-
ing in elementary education, Edna’s
future plans are directed toward the
area of special education. Besides
being a Y-cabinet member for three
years, Edna is also House President
of Clewell and a member of Judicial
Board this year.
From High Point is Beth Bencini,
the new Chairman of April Arts.
Beth a sophomore, is double major
ing in art and history. As an active
member of the YWCA for the past
two years, she has had a great in-
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