University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yackety yack [serial] (Volume 1967) online

. (page 14 of 31)
Online LibraryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillYackety yack [serial] (Volume 1967) → online text (page 14 of 31)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


sansky, and the National Student Printmaker Exhibi-
tion. The works of two University professors were pre-
sented: an evening concert of compositions by Roger
Hannay and a new play by Russell Graves, The Battle
of the Carnival and Lent. Also featured were a side-
walk art show, a modern film, an exhibition of student
works, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a concert-
lecture by director-composer Lukas Foss, and a lec-
ture-demonstration by Polacolor artist Marie Cosindas.
The Festival is a biennial affair, initiated by student
leaders and first held in the spring of 1965.

And so in art, drama, music, public speaking, and
international co-operation, the Executive works through
its Cultural Affairs Department to provide cultural op-
portunities for the students of today and the standard
setters of tomorrow.



THE 1967 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: SEATED: Dr. Schnorrenberg; Chancellor Sitterson, STANDING: Robert Cheek, exhibitions-, Steve Hoar,
handbook; Alan Banov, news bureau; Miles Foy, physical arrangements; Don Ubell, treasurer; Terry George, secretariat; Dr, R, Krenier, Music;
Nancy Ehle, social; Dr, T. Patterson, Drama; Jane Crews, publicity; Dr. F, Fitz-Simons, dance; Toni Greenwood, displays; John Sarratt, publicity;
Travis Abbott. ABSENT: Dr, C. Wright, English; Dr, W. Hardy, RTVMP.





Frank Faulkner designs Festival symbol.



W. D. Snodgrass




Merce Cunningha



Educational Affairs




Another of the relatively new Departments of the Execu-
tive, the division of Educational Affairs is that arm of stu-
dent government which attempts to interest students in the
formal structure of education at UNC. and to awaken
them to opportunities for improvement and advancement.
This task is accomplished through three committees, which
evaluate and recommend changes in the existing system,
attempt to bring potential honors students to the Univer-
sity, and provide opportunities for those already here.

This was not an idle year for the National Merit Scholar-
ship Committee. In the fall the Committee sponsored a
weekend for all National Merit finalists: the program con-
sisted of academic seminars, campus tours, attendance in
classes, a Carolina football game — all of which was fol-
lowed by a student government reception and a banquet.
Two hundred finalists attended: and, if past statistics hold
true, from 40-50% of participants come to the University
the following fall. The success of the program had led to
plans for a spring weekend for other scholarship contest-
ants.



Don Wilson, Director of the Department of Educational .\ffairs



f^




NATIONAI. MERIT SCHOL.4RSH1P COMMITTEE — FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Owens; Mary Susan Kirk, Co-Chairman;
Susanna G».vn; Judy Rogers: Candy Hodges; Saliie Spurlock: Jenny Fisher. SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Pat Warren; Bruce Laney;
Mark Kealon; Bill Findlay; Bill Miller; Co-Chairman: Jim Sadler, Dick Callaway.



The Student Committee on Honors during
its tliird year of operation sought to carry on
projects of past years as well as to initiate new
tasks in its attempt to enrich and inform the
life of the Carolina Honors student. A new
program of special orientation for entering
members of the Freshman Honors Program in-
troduced them to many of the services available
to them in the University. The Committee set
up meetings to discuss opportunities for inde-
pendent study within the Honors framework.
The booklet Reading for Honors was updated
and republished. Once again the Committee
was in charge of maintenance of the Honors
Seminar Room. And throughout the year, eval-
uation of the whole Honors concept was dis-
cussed. The year of 1966-1967 was clearly a
busy year for the Honors Committee.

This year has been one of evaluations, based
upon knowledge gained from earlier evalua-
tions. One of the most serious challenges to the
Academic Affairs Committee is that of con-
ducting the extensive class evaluation, a proj-
ect of more than one semester's duration, while
giving attention to other academic affairs. The
fall semester was primarily devoted to such an
evaluation, whereas the spring semester includ-
ed a thorough revaluation of the program with
the prospect in mind of combining the mechan-
ics of the class evaluation with those of the
course evaluation booklet, under supervision of
the Publications Board. Correspondence with
other branches of the University system and a
series of detailed interviews with administra-
tors and faculty members determined attitudes
toward variations of the academic calendar.
The problem of having final exams at a more
convenient time of year was uppermost in the
mind of those assisting in the inquiries. Con-
ferring with academic departments, for the pur-
pose of using students to assist in academic ad-
vising at UNC. kept members of the Academic
Affairs Committee comfortably in the main-
stream of student government activity.

Along with cultural enrichment, then, the
student government through its Executive De-
partments encourages intellectual advancement
of the student body and the University.




ACADEMIC AFFAIRS CO.MMHI KE: LEFT TO RIGHT: barren Schonteld, Bob
Barnes, Larry Kimel, Meyer Dworsky, Carole Copple, Terry Kincheloe, Charles
Beasley, Terry Garner, Fred Hanilel, Michael Menius.




STUDENT COMMITTEE ON HONORS: SEATED, L. TO R.: Loydette Humphrey,
Susan Eskildsen. Tom Craver, Nancy Allred, Dorcas Grigg, John Wall, Chairman;
Alice Lawver, Janis Findeisen. BACK ROW, L TO R: Joe Burton, Arthur Coston,
Mid Fuller, Stu Sessoms, Fred Hamlet, Douglas Clapp, Bill Pembleton, Ray Green.



External Affairs




STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: SEATED, (LEFT TO RIGHT): Sandy Smith, Lou Massey, Martha Rainey, Kalhy Davenport. Dianne Ellis.
1st ROW STANDING, (L. TO R.): Alan Banov, Louis Nanny, AU Paksoy, Bob Wilson, Bill Lee, Mike Brown (Chm.). 2nd ROW STANDING,
(L. TO R.): Craig Bradley, Steve Powell, Ed Bristol, George Gellman, E. J. Simmons.



The Department of External Affairs works within and
outside the Chapel Hill Campus to improve relations be-
tween the students and the town of Chapel Hill, and the
University and the state of North Carolina.

This year the State Affairs Committee of the Student
Government, under the direction first of Jim Little and
afterwards Mike Brown, undertook a greatly expanded
program to improve the University's image about the state.
In order to accomplish this aim. a speaker bureau was es-
tablished to present a comprehensive program on UNC.
The bureau was prepared to deliver its presentation on
short notice to any civic club in North Carolina. Over 250
clubs in fifty cities were contacted by the Committee, which
eventually resulted in forty speeches being given. The pro-
grams were presented by two students, usually a man and
a woman, on the topic: "The University — What It Is. and
Where It Is Going." This program also included a slide
presentation and a brief question and answer period.

Another phase of Committee activity was the visitation
to members of the 1967 General Assembly in Raleigh. This
effort was directed at the budget appropriation for the Uni-
versity, an attempt to explain the current needs of UNC to
many of the lawmakers. The Committee also arranged to
have about forty students visit with the legislators-elect
during Christmas vacation. These informal talks helped
to let the Assembly know that students were interested in
the future of the University.

The NSA Commission serves as an intermediary be-
tween the Carolina Student Government and the United
States National Student Association, an organization of
over three hundred major colleges and universities which,
from its national office in Washington, coordinates campus




Ernest Whichard, Director of the Department of External Affairs




N.S.A. COMMITTEE — BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Charles Jeffress, Martha Brooke, Cherrie Lewis, Beverly Kennedy. Dnisylla
Murry, Maureen Shannon, Sally Latham, Mellissa Perry, Faith Fogic, Mary Emma Graham. TOP ROW: Patty McKinncy, Brian Buxton, Trudy
McDonnough. Dave McFadden. Cameron Beck, Peggy Breckinridge, Teddy OToole, Steve Fox, Bill Tate, Gene Matthews, Ann Lashley, Janet
Sawyer, Kem Mort, Edward Voliva.



programs, provides information and services, and furnishes
a forum for student opinion. During the year Chairman
Teddy OToole reorganized the commission into eight sub-
committees, each with a specific duty. These duties includ-
ed handhng requests from student leaders for information
on various projects, advertising the NSA travel programs
and selling travel discount cards, arranging for Carolina's
attendance at various conferences, sponsoring campus de-
bates, and surveying the student body on important issues.
The Consolidated University Student Council Commit-
tee is part of a coordinating body of the four branches of
the Consolidated University of North Carolina. The pur-
pose of CUSC is to discuss problems and functions which
concern the students of the Consolidated University. CUSC
began work early this year with the planning of CU Day
and the election of Jim Rush as President of the Council.
The second meeting was spent proposing a reciprocal ID
exchange system between the branches of the CU and a



film about the CU to be shown to high school seniors in-
terested in attending one of the branches of the greater
University was planned. The CUSC met with President
Friday following the second meeting and discussed prob-
lems concerning today's college generation. The second
semester included constitutional revision, completion of
the film project, and CU Day activities at the other three
branches.

Other groups include the Student Credit Commission,
which works to further good relations between students
and Chapel Hill merchants, and the Vigah committee,
which is responsible for the efforts of Student Government
in community improvement projects. It works to co-ordi-
nate efforts of campus groups, the Inter Council of
Churches, and the Welfare Agency on community repair
works and aid to the underprivileged.

It is largely the work of this Department to insure that
the University has the respect and co-operation of the state.




CONSOLIDATED UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL — LEFT TO RIGHT: Ed Wilson, Joan Archer, Gordon Priest, Don Duskic, Jim Rush,
(Chairman); President Friday, Brenda Cummings, Steve Salmony, Bill Purdy, Frances Day vault. ABSENT ARE: Bob Powell and Fred Thomas.



Internal Affairs




\ 1 :1

Bob Wilson — Chairman




The Department of Internal Affairs is devoted to im-
proving the campus and Carolina life through physical im-
provements and through education of new students to the
traditions of the campus. The three commissions under
this department work on increasing student services on the
campus in general, improving and furthering the residence
college system, and orienting students to the ways of UNC.

For the fall of 1966, the Campus Orientation Commis-
sion elaborated and refined the new orientation program
which was instituted the year before. The staff of thirty
students was selected in January and began work early in
the spring semester. As evidenced by the freshman evalua-
tions of the fall program the concerted effort carried out
responsibly by the entire staff resulted in one of the most
effective orientation programs in many years.

The commission set about to shorten the schedule by
one day, consolidating wherever possible, and concentrated
on having a more stimulating program which would pre-
sent the university in a concise manner. Significant revi-
sions were planned and successfully carried out in the areas
of counselor benefits, counselor manual, commission pub-
licity, religious emphasis, student government emphasis,
all social events and receptions, academic programming,
and foreign student orientation. The entire staff performed
their duties admirably.

At the year's end, however, some questions still remain
unanswered. What would have happened if it had rained
during the picnic? What if the "Five" hadn't shown? What
if the schedules hadn't been ready on time? What if the
Dean of Women and MSK had let us men have fraternity
receptions for the coeds? What if we hadn't had Hugh
Saxon to take care of "Birdie" and the requisition system?
What if 10 more professors had cancelled their academic
orientation? What if library guides hadn't shown? What if
we hadn't had Bob Kepner. Dershie McDevitt, Pris Hager?
Fortunately these questions did not need to be answered
because everyone did their job, and the program went ex-
ceptionally well.



Faith Fogle — Foreign Students Co-Ordi.
nator



SEATED, L TO R: Julia Knott, Ann Janiieson, Ginny Vaden, Billy Jarman, Sue Notfingham,
Hugh Saxon, Pris Hager, Bill Bowman. STANDING, I. TO R: Birch Lipford, Mike Menius,
Melissa Perry, Bob Coleman, Alice Graham, Bob Sheppard, Patty De Laney, Jed Dietz.




CAMPUS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, 1st ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Bob Bradner, John
Ellison, Scott Goodfellow, Andy Gordon, Terr> O'Ncil, Jim Kirby, Carolyn Hall, Ann
Sullivan, Beth Wise, Jiilee Bell. Steve Oliver, Vircinia Hall, Gail Hubbard. Chuck Cherry,
Bo Hitchcock. 2nd ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Joe Hackney, Steve McLemore, Ken Day,
Chm.; Bill Cathey. Charlie Morgan, Alan Albright, Jule Mann. 3rd ROW, LEFT TO
RIGHT: Lewis Ritchie. Allen Jones.



Staff members also successfully carried
out orientation programs for the spring
semester and for both sessions of summer
school. In short, it was a great year for
Orientation — 1966.

This year the Campus Affairs Commit-
tee has dealt with a variety of campus im-
provements and enrichment projects with
members receiving an opportunity to work
in areas of greatest interest to them. A suc-
cessful Careers for Carolina program was
co-sponsored with the Institute of Govern-
ment. The program was marked by the ad-
dition of a discussion of internship pro-
grams at the United Nations, and in federal,
state, and local government.




Hurley Thompson, Director of
the Department of Internal Af-
fairs




Committee efforts in cooperation with
the University Business Manager brought
the installation of free local call telephones
in the library, Chase Hall, Lenoir Hall, and
the Pine Room to add to the convenience
of students using the phones in these areas.
A consultation with the manager of the
Book Exchange resulted in the re-opening
of the check-cashing booth in the Morrison
snack bar.

Several committee members served on
an administration-student committee to
survey the adequacy of the postal system on
the campus in an effort to secure reason-
able improvements in the service. Along
with specific project areas, a major empha-
sis of the committee has been to search out
ideas for campus improvements, including
the use of suggestion boxes, door-to-door
polling, and work with the Communica-
tions Committee. It is hoped that these ef-
forts have enabled the committee to be-
come increasingly responsive to student
needs on campus.

The Residence College Commission, es-
tablished this year, acts as the authorized
agent of Student Government to work with
the Men's Residence Council and other
campus agencies not directly under the aus-
pices of Student Government in planning,
promoting and coordinating the residence
college system on the Chapel Hill campus.
The commission reviews what other orga-
nizations are doing for the residence college
system and promotes their programs, when
deemed advisable, through the influence of
Student Government. Further, the commis-
sion actively investigates and analyzes new
ideas and programs which, if promising, it
passes on to the Men's Residence Council
or other agencies with recommendations
for implementation. It also serves as a liai-
son for all of the organizations actively as
well as marginally engaged in planning atid
promoting the residence college system on
this campus. It attempts to prevent needless
duplication of effort by providing for
thorough and effective communication be-
tween Student Government and other orga-
nizations interested in this area.

The Residence College Commission
sponsored a fact-finding trip for the college
governors this year to the campus of the
University of Massachusetts. Out of this
conference grew the plans for classes in the
colleges on our campus. It sponsored local
conferences on the coeducational residence
college concept this spring.

It is the aim of the Internal Affairs De-
partment to make each student an integral
part of the University community, and to
make that community as desirable as pos-
sible.



RESIDENCE COLLEGE COMMISSION, LEFT TO RIGHT: Sam Woodard; Lew Brown;
Chuck Longino, Chairman; Phil Baddour; Clark Brewer.



Judicial Affairs




HONOR SYSTEM COMMISSION. L. TO R.: Alan Banov, W. S. Obenshain, Bill Findlay, Taylor Branch. Director of the Department of

Mary King. Taylor Branch, John Sarratt. Judicial Affairs




ELECTIONS BOARD — LEFT TO RIGHT, SEATED: James Narron. Clifford Tuttle. Barbara Bell. Secretary; Sandy Kelso. George Taylor.
Ann Jamieson, Rick Miller, Stephen Hayes. STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jay Schwartz, Doug McKeown, Vice Chairman; John Grotgcn,
Chairman.



m


%%


iMPe


~~


-»<* ■


1





«li^.i^


1




W ■^


M^"-* ■ ^


'^i


^1


W^V


If


i


1^ r






k

e




^^M



Frank Hodges — Attorney General




Simmons Patterson — Assistant Attorney
General for Men's Residence Council



The Department of Judicial Affairs
is tile "Justice Department" of the UNC
Student Governijient; it is the regula-
tory and legal division of the Executive.
Under its supervision, orderly cam-
paigns and elections are carried out, the
honor system is improved and promot-
ed, and cases before the student courts
are investigated and defended. In gen-
eral, the purpose of this department is
to see in so far as possible that the Con-
stitution is adhered to in the various ac-
tivities of Student Government.

The Elections Board is charged with
the successful staging of all aspects of
fall and spring elections. This requires
supervision of eligibility requirements,
education of candidates, and regulation
of campaigns as well as the more 'nor-
mal' functions of collecting and count-
ing votes. In addition to the two regu-
larly scheduled elections, the Board
must conduct all special elections and
referendums. If any irregularities occur
under the General Elections Law, the
members of the Elections Board must
make rulings on all disputes.

The supervision of the honor system
is the duty of the Honor System Com-
mission, which is in charge of honor
education and quizzes during orienta-
tion, and with the endorsement of quali-
fications of candidates for the student
honor councils. The Commission is re-
sponsible for presenting our system to
other student governments and to high
schools throughout the state in addition
to new students at the University. Fin-
ally, the Commission seeks to recom-
mend refinements and improvements
in order to keep the Honor Code dy-
namic and free for obsoletion.

The Attorney General's staff under
the leadership of the Attorney General
investigates and presents before the ap-
propriate council any alleged violations
of the Honor or Campus Codes. The
expanding University and increasing
importance of the role of the judiciary
has necessitated specialization; but, in
general, the staff still represents the
contact between the accused students
and a particular judging body. It was
originally set up so that members of the
council would not have to do investiga-
tion themselves and thus have prior
knowledge of the case; yet it now does
much more.




Tom Hayes — Formerly Assistant Attorney
General for I.F.C., now assistant for Honor




Buddy Wester — Adminisirative Assistant
for Attorney General




Alice Graham — Assistant Women's Attor-
ney General




Leon Woodruff — Administrative Assistant,
Attorney General




Legislative Branch




The student body may justly be
proud of the Student Legislature this
past year. The Forty-First Assembly
introduced one hundred and six bills
and resolutions, more than any other
legislative assembly in U.N.C. Student
Government history. This record is
especially gratifying because it is a
result of bi-partisan effort. Both the
University Party and the Student Party
elected twenty-five legislators. Only on
one occasion did Speaker Bill Purdy
have to break a tie vote, and even then
the tie was a result of bi-partisan voting.
So. the success of the Student Legis-
lature was directly attributable to an
unselfish attitude among legislators
who put Student Government above
party and personal ambitions.



Bill Purd.v. Spcakc




LEFT TO RIGHT: David Kiel. Pariiaiiienlarian; Steve Hockfield, Stude nt Parly Floor Leader; Marie Harriss, File Clerk; Bill Purdy, Speaker;
Ed Wilson, University Parly Floor Leader: Susan Pharr, Clerk; George Isherviood. SerReant-AI-Arnis; Charlie Mercer, Chaplain.



Both the Forty-First and Forty-Second Assemblies came
to grips with issues affecting all students. Continued inves-
tigation in the student judiciary led to bills concerned with
limitation of the Campus Code, prohibiting the use of
drugs, reorganization of the court structure, and defining
the rights of the accused. Creation of the Supreme Court
provided the most constructive step in years to promote
efficiency in the judicial system. The appropriations and



recommendations of the Student Legislature brought
educational reform from idealism to reality. By providing
for the Riedsville Conference, where administration, fac-
ulty and student government met on common ground, the
Legislature promoted effective student-faculty coopera-
tion. The great number of bills concerning the University's
image in the state showed the degree of emphasis on this
problem.




STUDENT LEGISLATURE, JUDICIAL COMMITTEE: LEFT TO RIGHT: George Krischbaun
han, Bruce Jolly.



Myles Eastwood. Randy Worth, Jim McKiet-




The Student Legislature also faced a number of technical
problems involving the smooth operation of Student Gov-
ernment: the requisition system in the Student Activities
Fund, the fixation of income for Graham Memorial Activi-
ties Board, and the provision for a weekly legislative report
to inform the students about the Legislature's actions. The
job of appropriating a quarter of a million dollars was
handled smoothly by the capable finance committee and
a frugal assembly.

Don't get the idea that the Student Legislature doesn't
have its light moments. Representative Randy "Hook-
Body" Worth added much to the Legislature's sense of
humor and made the hard work more enjoyable. Repre-
sentatives Richter (UP) and Lury (SP) always had some-
thing to say using, more often than not, a light approach
to make their points. At one time or another, almost every
member interrupted the routine and the sometimes bitter
debate with a humorous remark. This enabled the legis-
lators to be all the more cooperative with each other in
getting a remarkable amount of work done for the student
body.

In its legislation, the assembly put quality above quan-
tity. This is why few bills were defeated in debate. Quiet,
effective research may not be spectacular, but the Student
Legislature found it beneficial to the student body.



Speaker Bill Purdy discusses matters with University Party Floor Leader
Charlie Mercer and Special Legislative Assistant Ken Day.




WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, SEATED, LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlie Mercer, Chase Saunders, Steve Jolly, Chairman. STANDING,
LEFT TO RIGHT: Jed Dietz, Bob Sheppard, Dick Levy.




RULES COMMITTEE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Steve Cumbee, Steve Sewell, David Crockett, ChainnaD; Ken Starling.





STUDENT LEGISLATURE: Finance Committee Chairman Frank Longest consults with committee member Lacy Reaves.

HI




wo hundred sixly-lhrt



Judicial Branch




WOMEN HONOR COUNCIL, SEATED, L TO R: Ellen Sugg, Jill Hickey, I ouisa Bedell, Pris Hager — Vice-Chairman: Elder Witt — WRC
Coordinator; Sallie Spurlock, Emily Cathey — Chairman; Sharon Rose, Karen Checksfield, Jean Winter, Karen Hill, Betty Jo Gray, Candy Brown.



The third branch of Student Government, the Judicial
Division, is in many ways the most important. Though it
does not affect the daily life of the ordinary student as
does the Executive, or allocate the nearly quarter-million
dollars of student funds as does the Legislative, it is
responsible for the maintenance of honor at the University
— and honor is the essence of Carolina. Mainly through
two courts — the Men's and Women's Honor Councils —



Online LibraryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillYackety yack [serial] (Volume 1967) → online text (page 14 of 31)