Task Force Update
Facuity Approves New Advising Program
The present advising system is
a “thing of the past.” An advising
system recommended by the
faculty Task Force on Advising
has replaced the former system,
effective Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Members of the faculty met
Tuesday to consider the task
force’s recommendations on
advising. Those present had
studied copies of the task force’s
written report and heard a brief
presentation of the report at the
combined task force meeting
Saturday, Feb. 18. Dr. Kelly
addressed the faculty group,
offering clarifications and an
swers to any questions they had.
A vote was taken to reject or
accept the task force’s recom
mendations, and a significant
By Amanda Vannoy
The hustle and bustle around
the Drama Workshop perhaps
has gone unnoticed by most
students, but for the cast and
crew of the Pierettes’ upcoming
production, the activity has been
going on since January.
Once Upon A Mattress is the
Pierettes’ spring musical, to be
presented Apr. 14-16. These dates
were chosen after the play was
postponed for more than a month,
due to various casting and
This musical is the largest
undertaking the Pierettes have
attempted in several years. Over
$250 have been paid for royalties
Technical director Lynn Hill
estimated that over $300 had gone
into costumes. She said that the
play’s postponement was an
advantage in some ways,
especially because “it will give
us a chance to do a bang-up job on
Special choreography for the
play has been written by
Katerina Bonde, Sheree Worrell
and Susan Cerevich. Katerina
has written a ballet-softshoe
dance for the prologue, and
Sheree and Susan have worked
J^ether on the group dancing,
rhe^ choreography is “delight-
mi, ’ according to Lynn, and it
^dds a new dimension to the
Phe performing cast includes
main members and 12 chorus
members. The behind-the-scene
crew, never seen by the audience,
s responsible for the play’s
actual production. As technical
•rector, Lynn is responsible for
vL postume design. Jennie
ith will make costumes and
eree Worrell is in charge of set
display of approval passed the
suggested program. Kelly said
that the vote of approval in
dicated a reaffirmation of the
importance of advising by the
The new advising system will
make advising a “more
significant part of campus life,”
according to Dr. Kelly, and the
program as detailed in the report
gives every indication that ad
vising will increase in efficiency
and scope. The new structure
includes a weekly meeting
reserved for advising purposes,
and scheduled individual and
group meetings. Faculty
members will have more ad
visees, as an advisor is likely to
have any one advisee for at least
the freshman and sophomore
An emphasis on cooperation
with the Lifespan Center to assist
with long-range planning is
another component of the new
system. Faculty advisors will
receive more information on
advisees including the student’s
permanent record, test scores.
and mid-term deficiencies.
Advisors will maintain a file on
advisees which will be available
to the advisee, faculty and ad
The faculty present at the
meeting discussed an evaluation
of the advising program.
The Salemite regrets the errors and omissions in last
week’s paper concerning the articles on task forces. The
article which followed the bold face statement: “What
follows is a synopsis of each of the individual reports
submitted by the task forces:’’ was actually a report on
the proceedings of the combined task force meeting held
on Sat., Feb. 18. The article entitled “Summaries of
Committees’’ contained a synopsis of each of the written
reports. The introduction and report on the task force
meeting was written by Jane Dittmann. Anne
Beidleman wrote the seven summaries of task force
Currently .such an evaluation
does not exist in any formal
method. It was suggested that
evaluation be done in two parts:
an anonymous evaluation of the
program completed by the ad-
vLee and turned into the advisor,.
and an informal assessment of
the individual advisor done by the
The new advising program
should establish a coherent
system of advising, emphasize
long-range planning with special
attention to professional
guidance, and promote a close
working relationship between
students and faculty advisors.
Although the recommendation.s
have been approved and will be
implemented, Kelly indicated
that any suggestions would b-
considered that would enhance
the effectiveness of the program.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, March 3,1978
Upon A Mattress.’
What Is Incunabula?
By Sally Jordan
Who’s afraid of Incunabula? A lot of Salem students seem to be.
Q. What is Incunabula, anyway?
A. The word itself means “first writings.” It is derived from a I.atin
word meaning cradle, origin, beginning. On the Salem campus.
Incunabula is our arts magazine, here to publish our“first writings. '
We try to form a sort of cradle to foster creative ability.
Q. What do you print in Incunabula? How can I get published^
A. We publish poetry, short stories, essays, photographs, music,
graphics, translations... almost anything! To submit, just leave your
work in the wooden box on first floor main hall (on top of the radiator
near the registrar’s office) or give it to a staff member.
Q. Who decides what gets printed?
A. The submissions are voted on by the staff. Your chance of
publication depends on the amount ofsubmissions we get: we can't
accept more than will fill our 32 pages. However, we try to represent a
wide range of student work, and to print as much as possible. We
remove the authors’ names before judging their work, so only the
editors know whose work is turned down. Staff members are always
happy to give you what advice we can about your work, even if you
don’t want to submit.
Q. I can’t write or do art work myself, but I can recognize talent in
others. Could I be on the staff?
A. Of course! anyone isrwelcome on the staff. All you have to do is
come to a meeting or express interest to one of the editors. We would
love to have some more help for the spring issue - just tell Becky
Baggett or Sally Jordan if you’re interested. All meetings are open to
the campus, except the one for voting on what will go into the
building and painting. At least 15
other students will take care of
make-up, curtains, lighting,
sound cues and seating.
•'Even though you don’t see
them, these people have the
largest role to play. They have to
keep us together,” said Lynn.
“Without them, we wouldn’t have
Everyone seems to be op
timistic about the play’s succe^.
Mark your calendars for ^p .
16 and make plans to attend.
Composers’ Symposium Was ‘Valuable’
By Suzanne Eggleston
Two weeks ago, Salem College
hosted the third annual North
Carolina Composers Symposium.
Composers from across the state
came to have their most recent
works performed. Most of the
composers were professors at
colleges and universities; about
half taught at one of the four
sponsoring institutions: Salem
College, N.C. School of the Arts,
Winston-Salem State University,
and Wake Forest University.
These included Salem faculty
members Ann Listokin and
Margaret Sandresky, the sym
The symposium began with an
evening concert Thursday, Feb.
16. Unlike the rest of the com
positions, the first piece was not a
recent work. It was the first
movement of Johann Friedrich
Peter’s first Quintet, written
while Peter was staying in Salem
from 1780 to 1790. It is thought to
be the earliest chamber music
written in America. The rest ot
the music on the program also
was written by Winston-Saleir.
composers: John Selleck, Robert
Ward, and Russell Peck from
NCSA; llene Hanson Sears and
Fred Tanner from WSSU;
Annette Leseige from WFU; Karl
Kroeger, the director of the
Moravian Music Foundation; and
Margaret Sandresky and Ann
Listokin from Salem.
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