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Effort pays oflF for communications professor
compile^ by Addie Tschamler
• Monday night UCLA took
the 1995 NCAA title, their 11 th
national Championship. With
senior forward Ed O’Bannon
providing 30 points and 17 re
bounds, the Bruins raced past
Arkansas 89-78 at the King
Dome for their first NCAA title
• Raleigh’s $46 million bond
issue for park, water and sewer
improvements went to a vote
yesterday while supporters
feared a light turnout. Raleigh
voters overwhelmingly ap
proved the city’s last park and
utility bond—$47 million
worth in 1987. The city has
gained about 45,000 residents
• Russia refused on Monday
to halt its sale of nuclear reac
tors to Iran and says arms con
trol is at stake if states from
Eastern Europe enter NATO.
The setbacks for US policy to
ward Russia came despite De
fense Secretary Perry’s an
nouncement that $50 million
more in disarmament aid is on
the way and his assurances that
high-level contacts and help
with defense conversion
should not be endangered by
• A former employee of a
refinery company in Texas
killed the owner, his wife and
tree workers Monday before
shooting himself. The shoot
ing took place at Walter Rossler
Co., an industrial inspection
company, where authorities
believe the gunman was once
by Clarky Lucas
Terry Kauffman was awarded the
1994 Outstanding Professional Mem
ber of the Year Award from the Na
tional Broadcasting Society.
Kauffman teaches Television Pro
gram Design at Meredith and similar
classes at NCSU. She has been a writer,
producer, anddirectorforover 20years.
“She knows the subject vety well
and has had a lot of experiences that
she has shared with us. Ms. Kauffrnan
always takes time to make sure we
understand the importance knowing
how to write if we want to be success
ful in the field of television, “ said
Jennifer Allen, junior.
Kauffman has won eight national
television awards and received an Emmy
nomination for producing a documen
tary on sea otters trapped in the Valdez
oil spill in Alaska.
The psychology of creative expres
sion and communication is what
Kauffman is currently researching.
the scores are
& Residence Life
14 to 16
• SGA vs.
The President’s Office
10 to 15
vs.The Dean of
8 to 15
• History & Politics
15 to 9
"It is finding a voice through a
medium to express and communicate, ”
Kauffman hopes to offer a class at
Meredith in the future that explores
different mediums of communication
"She knows the subject very well
and has has had a lot of experinces
that she has shared with us."
like poetry, music, art and television.
All of these art forms are strong
forms of communication. In fact, they
are sometimes more powerful than
speech, said Kauffman.
Creative expression allows a per
son to communicate on the
intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group
levels of communication. A person is
able to communicate to themselves,
with another person and with a group.
Students taking this course would
explore how people have expressed
themselves creatively and study the
creative process. Tliey would learn
how a creative product becomes a
form of communication. Kauffman
would show students how to express
themselves through keyboard impro
visation, art, poetry, film and televi
Kauffman is an expressive arts and
communication therapist at Holly Hill.
She works with out-patients once a
week and has seen how expressive
arts has helped so many people deal
with their problems.
“People find ways to transcend
emotionally painful states by finding
creative states that lead to creative
expression and communication. For
some it is a way of survival," said
photo by Jelson
President Weems' smashing serve was unstoppable during the SGA Challenge
between the President's Office and SGA. He proved that he can serve up more than
guidelines for Meredith; he's a real volleyball ace!
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