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LON 1980 — y 3P " | nnMi izF ' As we approach the theme of the 1980 Talon with mixed emotions, we know we must reach a conclusion, but what is the right one to draw? Ambiguity clouds our vis- ion. We see both good and evil, optimism and pessimism, fear and hope, triumph and defeat. For the theme of this ye arbook we have chosen the comparison of past, present and future — where we ' ve been, where we are, and where we ' re going — the perfect theme for an end of the decade yearbook, fairly comprehensive, fairly comprehensible — logical. With this goal in mind, we busily collected articles, snapped photos, con- ducted interviews and mapped out the me- chanics and graphics of the book. Then one day we realized we didn ' t know what we were going to say. We looked over our notes frantically; the essence, the key to the mood of the Seventies, to our genera- tion, must be here somewhere. But it wasn ' t. All we had were pieces of information, dis- jointed impressions, fragmented observa- tions of university life in the Seventies. More to the point, we were confronted by a pile of narrowly scoped, objectively stated sum- maries of the operations of the clubs, Creeks, sports, offices and services. Taken separately they were trivial. Taken together they were meaningless. We realized the immensity of the task we had undertaken. How can a small group of seniors armed only with their individual pre- ferences, predilections and prejudices ever PROLOGUE encapsulate the spirit of the entire decade? How could we dare set ourselves up as au- thorities and generalize about the meaning, mores and manners of the time even before established critics have attempted such analysis? We couldn ' t even agree among ourselves to present a unified conceptualiza- tion of the decade we thought of as our own. To present to you in this book our piecemeal compilation and allow you, the reader, to draw your own conclusions was our first idea. This would accomplish two purposes: one, it would force you to evaluate, to think, to analyze. Two, we wouldn ' t have to do anything. Tempting as this proposition was (allow- ing us to evade our duty and at the same time providing us with an intellectual justifi- cation for so doing), still the purpose of a yearbook is to draw some sort of perspec- tive, some sort of encapsulization, however limited in scope, of the year. What we present, therefore, is our reflec- tion of the year. Of necessity the year, being a transitional one (the blurring of the Seven- ties into the Eighties), must be dealt with in terms of its reference to the decade which it closes and the decade which it begins. We know our observations are limited. Perhaps this in itself is a comment on the decade that shaped our collective con- sciousness. If the Seventies were in actuality the haven of the " me-generation, " then that we, its product, cannot objectively surmise our generation is a significant statement. We draw, in the following pages, upon our past (the Sixties, which we both idolize and degrade), our present (the Seventies, which we blindly, indifferently, passed through), our future (the Eighties, which, if Seventies ' tendencies bear fruit, will blos- som forth into a harvest of materialistic, pragmatic, self-seeking individuals. Or, if 1979 really marks the end of the malaise of the Seventies, the Eighties will bring forth a generation sobered, not embittered, hope- ful, not illusioned, practical, not pragmatic; a generation ready to learn from the past and forge into the future. We cannot summarize; we can only sur- mise. We cannot know; we can only guess. We cannot conclude; we can only end — and hope. 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We can point to two sources for the mess: a suite of offices on the first floor of McDowell Hall and the listening-learning game conducted each year along with other camp rituals. That game is the revered R.A. interview. The curly-haired (artificial perm) R.A., Mary Louise Diefenbaker, foamed at the mouth as she interrogated R.A. candidate Sam Johnson, a sophomore in Literature. The R.A., in her best SO) style, screamed, " Do you feel the entire equitable, functional development of the entire person-sphere is possible outside the eco-system of the dorms? " Johnson replied, " Ah, sweet phony-locks, when a person tires of the dorm, he is tired of life. " The curly-haired R.A. thought, " What a banal phrase! " Another particularly odious R.A. snorted out a situational query tor the candidate: " You are a recruiter for A. U. They give you a car and everything, and you recruit people to come here. How would you go about selling this place to prospective fresh- peoplepersons? " " I ' d be quick to point out that you are an atypical example of A.U. studenthood, as you are a major in one of our smaller de- partments, ' Living Exemplars of Theatre of the Absurd. ' " The third R.A., Lance Lipton, queried Johnson on floor activities. " Would you be against selling buttons? Everyone loves but- tons. Especially with something ' A.U. ' on them. " " Yes, " Johnson replied, " We could have buttons illustrated with an eagle clad in a red, white and blue chador. " " Enough! " screeched Diefenbaker, " You ' ve said nothing of redeeming social value. Get out of here! " She then turned to Lipton and said, " Have them send in the next one, the one with the earring on his tongue, and the sandals on his ears. " Needless to say, the earringed-one was hired. And that is why living in the dorms is such fun, and yet, simultaneously, such a deep and meaningful experience. Angst: Wednesday a Journal It ' s been a long day full of noise and gos- sip. I went to class at 1 1 :20 — I hadn ' t come at all prepared, and, miraculously, I was spared. She never called on me. Awe-struck at my good luck, I drifted out of class, puzzl- ing over just how I was going to get out of my oral report next week. Finally, after work, the day ended. Some friends dropped by, dinner, a couple of phone calls, a nap, a meeting at 8. The tavern for a beer (which I stoically downed. I hate beer.) More company in the evening; more phone calls. I love that quiet part of the clay when I ' ve set the phone down after that final phone call — somewhere around 2 a.m. Then I realize, with a jolt, what time it is. Time to do tomorrow ' s homework. I hope after college I can fill up my life as successfully and meaningfully as I have here. Saturday Why do I never write these days? Time, I suppose. Wasted, empty, filled time. I feel so oddly today. It ' s been such a hec - tic week. I never get anything done. I mean, I keep abreast of my work — barely — but that damned incomplete looms large and omnipresent. It ' s due in November. Maybe I should start researching it. Hell, it is late Oc- tober. Not that that ' s the only thing I ' ve got to worry about. Christ, I ' ve got a midterm Thursday, and three books to read through before then. Plus my laundry needs to get washed. Sunday I have a whole backload of work to do. Why is it, then, that it ' s now 3 a.m. and nothing is accomplished? Except, of course, my laundry . . . Monday Another useless day. I really hate week- days. But then, the hectic way life ' s been recently, with work and papers and books and midterms and all my friends simultane- ously going through love and or identity crises, I ' ve really been getting to hate weekends, too. Saturday This journal is the easiest thing to write. I have thought about all my papers, and have decided I don ' t want to write any of them: " Pirandello and the Problem of Self, " " Imagination vs, Social Reality in Contem- porary Fiction, " " Edgar Allan Poe as a Man- ifestation of the American Zeitgeist. " Can anyone blame me for writing this shit in- stead? In an attempt to escape from these god- damned papers, I have spent the entire day thinking up reasons to be depressed. Not that I have to think long. I start with my invis- ible love life, my exhaustion, my apathy, my homework. And look how the hours fly! In the midst of these nostalgic reflections, I even managed to finish two paragraphs of Pirandello. I don ' t want to do anything. I think I ' m coming down with a cold, anyway. Monday Got one done. Seven pages of angst and alienation. It ' s funny, writing these papers gives me an idea of what those philosophers are trying to say. I finally understand Sartre ' s idea of the non-presence of Pierre in the cafe, for instance. All right, so it doesn ' t have a helluva lot of practical significance — at least I understand it. Thursday I ' ve got to keep from going crazy. Papers (all undone) surround me like so many enemy soldiers. I feel claustrophobic, paranoid. I ' m ready for them now: coffee, cigarettes, and the Rolling Stones blaring peacefully in an otherwise still room. (My roommate ' s still out. Please Cod, keep it that way. Please: I promise to finish all my pap- ers!) Tuesday Got a paper done. It ' s not the best. But really, how should I know? I didn ' t read it. Wednesday I ' m so tired. So apathetic. I have so much to do and I don ' t know where the time goes — well, some of it can be accounted for by the fact that I slept until 3 this afternoon. And I didn ' t want to get up then. I ' m sick of myself. I ' m sick of everything. I ' m sick of relationships, my job, my classes. I ' m sick of it all. Saturday I am an evil person. Thoroughly misera- ble, guilt-ridden, filled with self-pity, doing no one any good whatsoever. I am useless. And wasted. And wasting. And bored. Rest- less, listless, weary, tired, unmotivated, talk- ative, guilty, self-absorbed, bored. I don ' t like me very much, and 1 don ' t care. I skipped another class this week. I don ' t care. If I don ' t care, why am I so guilt- ridden about it? Monday I don ' t know why I ' m on all this. It ' s the disgust of the self. I go from self-revilement to depths of melancholy self-pity. None of it is probably true. Who am I? Am I what I am or what I appear to be, to some to be, to all to be, to some all of the time, to all some of the time? God, I ' m literate this evening — note the lovely parallel construction above. Why don ' t I go and write a fucking paper instead of wasting my time being witty with myself? Bitter, bitter, bitter. But why? Boredom probably. Nothing any deeper or more visceral than that. The only real thing knotting in my stomach is rem- nants of a Mackie dinner. Nothing strikes deeper than that. Thursday I think I ' m coming down with something. I keep coughing. (Maybe I should cut out that third pack.) Friday I feel strangely detached, floating. Broken down in spirit, mind and body. Not " bro- ken, " but compartmentalized, sort of frag- mented. Nothing fits together; everything is separate, disparate, unique. It ' s 3 a.m. I just ate everything in the re- frigerator, including that can of tuna fish I should have thrown out. Monday I ' m less surreal, but no less morbid. I ' ve had insomnia and nightmares. Why do I feel so frightened, so disconnected; why am I drifting like this? Why don ' t I care? What is frightening me so much? What can be so important that to escape it I eat and sleep non-stop? Retreat so fearfully into myself? Saturday It finally came to me. Final Exams. What else. j Jet Delta on a Dream Xacat n n A _ .! » ■V e 5- v ■A o- ' J »uJ o blonde ' p A6AA 4 £iJU. i Or v - 9 TH " vWXvn« i T 3 c " 5 A c oj Oi i 3 W cWvov. «P| V S+J re oA te. du t ' 3 uj u li( n 2 o H AFTER HOURS And the Band Played On The Concert Committee, which is com- posed of an advisory board and a stage crew, tries to bring a large variety of top quality entertainment to our campus each year. This is accomplished by having several miniconcerts each semester ranging in style from comedy to jazz to country to rock ' n roll. Some of the artists who have appeared in our miniconcert series are: Karla Bonoff, Pat Methany, Louden Wainwright, Richie Havens, Sonny Rollins, Kingfish and David Bromberg. This year a new feature was added to the A.U. concert scene. Rather than holding all concerts in the New Lecture Hall, which has a seating capacity of 300, arrangements were made to hold a couple of shows in Clendenen gym, which seats twice as many people as NLH. Being able to use a larger facility allowed us to bring larger and more popular acts to our campus. And of course, the highlight of each and every year is that sunny Sunday in April when the entire American University popu- lation meets in Woods-Brown Ampitheater for the Spring Event. Undergraduates, grad- uates, alumni, faculty, administration and friends all gather together for a day of relaxa- tion and fun with good friends and good music. Some of the Spring Event performers of the past have included ). Giles, Peter Frampton, John Prine, McGuinn-Clark, Mother ' s Finest, and the Grateful Dead. Through emphasis on variety, we feel that we have sponsored all the musical interests of the entire A.U. community. We hope we can continue to fulfill all of the diverse de- mands for music made by persons attending The American University by bringing fine performers to our campus. Eric Fluster r HBP " 8 HF ' j r ' B[ 9 ■■■w. i ii ■■ mhmoL bI i A ;: a ,; r ■ AC 4r y 1 I .. Tavern Coffee House Night Life Frat parties, sorority soirees, and beer bashes are out. Knowledgeable campsters know that the real night life is not at camp but out in the wilds. Oases of civilization like Sans Souci, Kosmos, and Rive Gauche went out with the famous breast-spitting competition at Sarfields. Everyone who is anyone is into life-seeing at night, discover- ing the Washington consciousness. Square one is the Washington bus station, where Butterfly " Prissy " McQueen can tes- tify to the fact that everyone goes nuts there, and it is an especially mixed group of nuts at that. For those who are anti-bussing, the same kind of Kafkaesque picture can be obtained with food at Booey ' s at 3 a.m. The strip along 14th street is the ever- popular watering-hole for fratniks during rush. If you want real action, try Rock Creek Park after 12 a.m. for the grooviest role- playing this side of the Potomac. Needless to say, there ' s role-playing on the other side of the Potomac at that little garden on the far side of Rosslyn. Georgetown is an over-blown place, but there are a few good spots that are worth a try. One of them is the strip along M Street where the famous blonde lady in black plies her wares — doggie doodies in little plastic bags for $1. " Give the little doggie bags to your friends and tell them what you think of them, " she says. Another glamorous hang-out for the Kol- lege Krowd is the ever-popular Roy ' s, where a good time is always had by all — except the staff having to put up with that good time. The foregoing is not to imply that the campus itself is without its excitement for the insomniac set. To return to our initial metaphor, it is a veritable garden of earthy delights. The more daring among the nature lovers brush up on fun in the bathroom on the third floor of that den of the laid-back and mel- low, Hughes Hall. The best night-life experiences are those events that are genuinely spontaneous. All nostalgiacs will immediately think of those unexpected fire drills and bomb scares which graced our evenings throughout the year. The memories of the fellowship and warmth during these dorm activities are only marred by the memories of having to go single file through a door along with eight hundred other people while dutifully flash- ing one ' s key. But there is one camp activity that scores high on everyone ' s list: musical beds has always been popular because it offers stu- dents an important outlet for enhancing those otherwise boring nights when they just can ' t get it up to stalk the jungle. Hotline Companion Programs The A.U. Hotline primarily serves the American University community. Open daily from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Hotline receives calls ranging in seriousness from questions concerning campus movie sched- ules to suicide. The Hotline is staffed by stu- dents enrolled in the course " Crisis Interven- tion: Theory and Technique, " a course structured to provide the students with a theoretical background in crisis counseling with the additional opportunity to translate this background into practical application on the Hotline. The Hotline has a reputation for its organizational and training proce- dures. Hotline also acts as a referral service for the Companion Program, a student run peer counseling service. Students in the Compan- ion Program receive extensive training in basic counseling and behavior change skills and receive supervision from professional counselors in the Center for Psychological SASS Concerts, coffeehouses, lectures, dances. At some point in the production of these and most student-sponsored programs, you will find SASS (the Office of Student Activities and Special Services). SASS acts as a resource to the various components of the Student Confederation, the Student Union Board, Greek organiza- tions and student media. Clubs look to the SASS staff for assistance in establishing goals and objectives and in developing and plan- ning activities. Up-to-date files are main- tained in order to refer potential members to existing social, academic, political, athletic, public service, and special interest organiza- tions, or to facilitate establishing new ones. Participation in these non-classroom ac- tivities provides invaluable opportunities for developing management skills, for personal exploration and growth, and for friendships that won ' t be left behind on graduation day. Whitney Stewart A HELPING HAND and Learning Services. Companions can provide a useful and important adjunct to counseling. They can help with specific so- cial, study, or assertive skills problems, as well as offering support and empathy to a student who is lonely or depressed. 3-4 The Big Buddy Tutoring Program 1st row: David Margolis (Director), Anita Lang, Cas- sandra Baker, Donna Vailonis, Ann Stanley, Barbara Burnside, Margaret Horrigan, Mary Calvin; 2nd row: Lorraine Ritacco, Dawn Peters, Nick Kalathas, W.D. Myhre, Isabel Wyant, Andre Spearman; not pictured: Beatrice Scifart, Kate Boylan, Branda Cilmartin, Penny Frank, Myra Battle, Jim Fontana, Stephanie Grant, Cina Aldisert, Thomas Cirard, Ann Todd, Gail Travers, Becky Dietz, Marita Meyer, Julie Ford, Sherrie Karan, Robert Aizer, Kate Margolis, Anne Stevens, Danielle Santucci, David Weisman, Didi Stefanchik, Meenah Halson, Claire Di Martini, Donna Martell, Hannah Bel- dock, Robin Zimmerman, Monica Hannon, Susan Ear- nest, Andrew Garfinkel, Cindy Pena, (obn Olson, Amy Pearl, Dee Reilly, Donna Fischer, Barbara Wien, John Graf, Kim Matthias. The Big Buddy Tutoring Program is de- signed to bring elementary school children to the campus once a week to meet with A.U. student volunteers. The two main goals of the program are to bring up the children ' s reading and math levels and to build be- tween the tutor and the child a special one to one relationship. On a typical clay the children arrive on campus at 3:30. From 3:30 to 4:00 they are provided with a snack purchased from the Macke Food Service. From 4:00 to 5:15 the tutors and their children work with materials provided by Big Buddy to improve the child ' s math and reading skills. Each tutor works with only one child during this time. From 5:15 to 6:00 there is an innovative recreation period, during which time the children and their tutors may listen to a guest speaker, watch a film, take a field trip, play an educational game or just do what- ever each tutor and child decide they want to do. At 6:00 the children are taken home. Big Buddy is funded by the Student Con- federation and works in conjunction with the Student Union Board Department of Com- munity Affairs. A.U.T.O. provides free transportation from the children ' s school to A.U. and from A.U. to each child ' s home. The program runs three days a week, Tues- day, Wednesday and Thursday. David H. Margolis Director, Big Buddy Division of Student Life Education is a continuous and multifa- ceted process which encompasses experi- ences both within and outside the class- room, both on and off the campus. The Divi- sion of Student Life is closely involved in many areas which have an impact upon stu- dents ' experiences and development. The offices within the Division of Student Life include: the Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students Office, Residential Life Office, Child Development Center, International Student Center, Student Ac- tivities and Special Services Office, Center for Psychological and Learning Services, Student Health Center, Campus Ministries Center, and Intercultural Affairs Office. The opportunities for learning, whether it ' s living in the residence halls, participating in orga- nizations, going on retreats or attending programs or worship services or any of do- zens of other experiences, all are part of stu- dent life at American University. Jeanne M. Likins «■■ - : : ' ■ $ i » ■ ■•■ «■ .:• : - GREEKS Phi Mu Fraternity for Women The members of Phi Mu Fraternity for Women recognize their chapter to be a source of enjoyment, pride, fulfillment and challenge during their years at American. While many of the Fraternity ' s members have participated in such campus activities as the Student Confederation, University Senate, Residence Hall Association, honor fraternities, performing arts productions and religious and academic organizations, and have worked at internships and cooperative education jobs with the Federal Govern- ment, their involvement in Phi Mu has re- mained a unique component of their extra- curricular life. Phi Mu provides its members with the op- portunity to expand their circle of acquain- tances via joint social events with other Creek chapters, the Greek Council and the Panhellenic Council. Within the chapter, weekly programs include auto maintenance and fitness workshops, self-defense demon- strations, dinner theatre productions and in- formal get-togethers. At the same time, however, Phi Mus can take pride in their fraternity ' s emphasis on academic achievement, as promoted through the establishment of scholastic standards and academic advisory programs. " Candy-gram " sales and other fundraisers to benefit their national philanthropy, Project H.O.P.E., and a local canned goods drive to assist the D.C. Emergency Family Shelter demonstrate the organization ' s dedi- cation to social service and give Phi Mus a sense of fulfillment and responsibility. Finally, within the chapter, the opportu- nity to explore one ' s potential as both a leader and an active participant presents a challenge for each woman who dedicates herself to Phi Mu ' s ideals and goals. The Fraternity will hold a significant place in the memories of its graduating seniors; and yet its dynamism promises a continuous means for personal development for the new members who enter its ranks each semester. Valyrie K. Laedlein 1st row: Valyrie K. Laedlein (V.P.), Holly A. Baker, Previ; 3rd row: Michele Albin, Biffy Dillon, Ava |. Be- Peggy A. Brown; 2nd row: Jessica Holmes, Melanie rman, Vicki O ' Leary, Mary Bannister. Reid, Kathleen LaMarre, Lisa Shimberg (Pres.), Carrie Greek Council The purpose of the Greek Council is to promote Greek unity at A.U., encourage bet- ter relations between Greeks and the Uni- versity community, and to provide a service to the University. The Greek Council represents eleven sep- arate fraternities and sororities at A.U., with a combined membership of nearly 300 stu- dents. It also represents several thousand Greeks who have graduated from The Amer- ican University. We are an active organization commit- teed to bettering The American University through the Greek system. And, due to our excellent leadership this year, we are well on our way to reaching this goal. Our suggestion and contribution to the school is best encompassed in these two words: Go Greek! The American University Panhellenic Council The American University Panhellenic Council is the coordinating organiza- tion for the four sororities that are af- filiated through the National Panhel- lenic Council. This group organizes rush, and schedules social and service events in which all sorority women can participate. These include the annual semi-formal dance as well as numerous Greek Council activities, such as Greek Week. Karen-Rae Friedman Mark Trice, William A. Coodloe, )r., loseph Ferguson; not pictured: Douglas Grayson, Benjiman Hanley, Ad- rian Brevard, Donald Deville, Kevin Howard, William Brewster. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University by Henry A. Callis, Charles H. Chapman, Eugene K. Jones, George B. Kel- ley, Nathaniel A. Murray, Robert H. Ogle and Vertner W. Tandy. It was the first black college fraternity founded, and the first fra- ternity, black o r white, to open its doors to men of other races. It has been interracial since 1945 and since its founding has initi- ated some 70,000 men into its ranks. Nu Beta Chapter was founded on May 22, 1977. The fifteen founders of Nu Beta are Anthony Williams, Joseph Ferguson, Darion Thomas, John Garnett, Adrian (Lucky) Bre- vard, Daniel Robinson, Earl Jennings, Ben- jamin Bowles, Robert Kelley, Edgar Oliver, Robert Butts, Donald DeVille, Mark Trice, Michael Reeves and Donald Edwards. During the past academic year, Nu Beta initiated four new members: William Good- loe, Kevin Howard, Benjamin Hanley and Douglas Grayson. Nu Beta Chapter is active in the community, serving the Southwest and our soon to be initiated Higher Educa- tion Encouragement Program, a program to encourage local high school students to at- tend college. Nu Beta also sponsors " Alpha Presents, " a career program designed to introduce minority students to job outlooks in their fields of interest. Members also assist in the Million Dollar Fund Raising Drive for the N.A.A.C.P., the National Urban League and the United Negro College Fund. Phi Delta Gamma 1st row: Beverly Knox, Vicki Glenn, Violeta Ettle, R. Bruce Poynter, Richard Berendzen, Carmen Neuberger, Patricia Armstrong, Helen E. Hart, Nelle Eddy; 2nd row: Fahimea Mortazavi, Nancy Dimock, Ann Foltz, Sandi O ' Neill, Karen Bune, Dana Johnson, Joanne Dula, E. Pauline Annis, R. Wisespojanakit, Martha Lewis, Ellen Caswell, Jeanne Gessay. The Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Gamma is presently the largest sorority at American University. One of many such chapters at universities across the country, Delta Gamma is a service organization de- dicated to the needs of the community, the University and its individual members. As its foundation project Delta Gamma has chosen aid to the blind, and sight con- servation. Members read to blind students on campus and raise money to donate to worthwhile causes. Such a program pro- vides an opportunity for those involved to accept responsibility and to know the satis- faction that comes from helping others. Delta Gamma also serves the A.U. com- munity in a wide range of functions. A num- ber of members are resident advisors in the dormitories, teaching and research assis- tants, rush hostesses and little sisters for the fraternities, campus tour guides, Orientation aides and drivers for the student bus (A.U.T.O.). For the members themselves, social ac- tivities are abundant. The spring formal and the dinner theatres highlight the year ' s func- tions. Other activities scheduled throughout the year include mixers with the fraternities, happy hours, dinner parties, sightseeing, study breaks, picnics, rollerskating, horse- back riding, tavern nights, game nights — whatever the sisters decide sounds like fun. Best of all, Delta Gamm a offers a special opportunity for close friendship with other students having similar interests and objec- tives. Membership in Delta Gamma is lifelong. There are active alumni chapters across the nation, where members from ac- ross the country welcome each other with open arms. It feels good to have friends nationwide. Margaret Wolff seated: Martha Duvall, Susan Kelly, Tiina Ederma, Margie Stauffer, Eileen Mulvey, Susan Bell, leannette Chu, " Hannah " ; standing: Kathy Baisden, lanne Con- ger, Janis Adolph, Linda Anderson, Tracy L. Freidah, Meg Lynch, Camille Argento, Dawn Peters; not pic- Delta Gamma tured: Amy Bransdoffer, Nancy Brunna, Caroline D ' Ambrosia, Patty Evans, Marie Gladue, Pam McCar- thy, Molly Mosher, Pam Presser, Donna Shira, Julie Sudak, Debra VeyVoda, Maggie Wolff, Joy Watnick. ijohbibEI Alpha Sigma Phi 1st row: Toni Wiraatmadj, Manny Staurulakis, Augie Aloia, Brian Ferrar, Hank Newman, Pete Brewington, leannette Chu, Bob Ahlstrom, Frank Nemiroff, Nelson Fox, Richard Wilson; 2nd row: Greg Sperr, John Martin (Pres.), Richard Resnick, Ed Moreno, Dave Riemer, John Barab, John Shattinger, Keith Cuomo; not pic- tured: Keith McKenzie (V.P.), Rich Goldberg, Doug Babbin, Mark Au, Mike Longhi, Craig Dziedzic, Bren- dan McCarthy, Lamott Smith, Bob Rothacker, Randy Zolz. II 911 This year, Alpha Kappa Alpha will cele- brate its 72nd anniversary, making it the oldest black Greek-letter sorority in America. Although established nationally for so long, Alpha Kappa Alpha has only existed at A.U. for a short time. (The Lambda Zeta Chapter of the American University was chartered in 1977.) Our relatively youthful status has not de- terred us from planning a variety of ambiti- ous activities, however. We have a very busy agenda this year, which started with an Delta Sigma Theta 1st row: Cynthia Belizaire, Maxine Jackson — Advisor Cina Ferguson, Dawn Burwell, Joanne Saunders, De Levay Osborne; 2nd row: Monique Osborne, llsia Mar tin, Carol Waters, Karen M. Jackson, Angela E. Gilliam Rosalind Harper, Evetta Sherman; missing: Wanda Pat nick, Rita Chandler, Odessa Jackson, Marva Parker Elaine Heath — Advisor, Johnnie Mae Durant — Advi sor. Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorori- ty, was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 1913, by a group of twenty-two undergraduate women seeking to deemphasize the social aspect of sorority life. These women ob- tained a Certificate of Incorporation on Feb- Alpha Kappa Alpha 1st row: Rachelle Harris, Denise Keeling, Pamela Sta- te in, Dale Carey, Sheila Bette, Sharon L. Sanders; 1st row standing: Gail M. Spence; 2nd row: Debra Ann Ross, Sheila Stubblefield, Michelle Logan (V.P.), Myrna Malone, Krystal Patrick; not pictured: Zelda Myers, Cynthia Spence, Muriel Baker, Janice Williams, Verna Montgomery, Roxanne McElvane, Leontyne Clay. orientation booth in September, and partici- pation in the Dance-A-Thon in October. We also took part in a National Immunization Program this year. We sponsored canned food and clothing drives for the needy, gave a Christmas Party at St. Anne ' s Orphans ' Home, and worked with the sick of the Children ' s Hospital in the spring. We are dedicated to achieving high goals scholastically and to becoming more aware of the problems and needs of the individuals within the community and the nation. Through our growing awareness, we hope to fulfill our goals of service to the needs of neighboring communities. ruary 18, 1913; this Certificate is now on file in the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C. The stated purpose of the founders was to establish a sorority which would promote high cultural, intellectual and moral stan- dards among its members for their own ben- efit and for that of the larger society. In the interpretation of this purpose, the sorority has evolved over the years of its existence a program with concern not only for its own membership but also for the gen- eral welfare of all. Delta Sigma Theta has a current membership of over 95,000 women distributed throughout more than 645 chap- ters located in 45 states, including Alaska, the Republics of Haiti and Liberia, the Virgin Islands and West Germany. Nu Alpha Chapter of DST came to Ameri- can University in April of 1976. This chap- ter ' s areas of public service include: the Dis- tinguished Professor ' s Endowment Fund, Muscular Dystrophy, the Sasha Bruce House, Boy Scouts, the United Black Fund and more. The current chapter President is Gina Ferguson. Alpha Chi Omega 1st row: Amy Seed, Catherine McMahon, Susan Ritki n. Helene Wallach; not pictured: Robin Barsky, Nica Sally Bloomberg; 2nd row: Karen Rae Friedman, Elaine Hersch, Sandy Supovitz, Valerie Bogacz, Lauren Abel- Martin, Laura Laib, Cindy Silverberg, Debby Feld, son. Alpha Chi Omega was founded in 1885 and was established at American University in 1937. The chapter has been going strong ever since. The energetic girls of Alpha Chi pursue fields of study ranging from business to polit- ical science to nursing to economics. Alpha Chi Omega is more than just a so- cial sorority. Its girls contribute fully to cam- pus life and also support national causes. In the fall you will see them selling pumpkins for Cystic Fibrosis, and in the spring you will see them selling daffodils for Easter Seals. To be a member of Alpha Chi Omega means much more than just to be one of a group of friends. It means sharing a bond of sisterhood one can only experience by being a part of it. Phi Sigma Sigma With the help of many devotees, Phi Sigma Sigma was reorganized this semester. The sorority is based upon an individualism that the girls refer to as " Earth manship. " Phi Sig consists of six dynamic girls: Lauri Dys- trom, Debbie Sossen, Debbie Mann, Roxana Homye, Melisa Coe and Natalia Crofut. To- gether they form a strong union and share their enthusiasm with others to make Phi Sigma Sigma attractive to the community. Some of their activities have included the sponsorship of a faculty panel discussion on Iran, trips to see films, dinners and times for sharing with each other and with their na- tional sisters. Natalia Crofut, Deborah Sossen, Deborah |. Mann, Lauri Nystrom; not pictured: Shelia (Advisor), Melisa Coe, Rossana Homonyon. 1st row: Greg Lockwood, |im Curran, Tom Lewis, Brian Moath, Dave Wong; 2nd row: Mike McGregor, Mark Needel, Chris Ade, Tom Lunder; 3rd row: Steve War- tenberg, John Bidwell, Paul Argtropolous, Rich Rosetti, Chris Dauler, Steve Alexander, Ken Eisenberg. Phi Sigma Kappa This year Phi Sigma Kappa is especially proud of its intramural football team. The team has been undefeated for the past six years and has won the intramural title each of these years. In addition, this year the team won the Washington, D.C., Extramural Championship, surpassing ten other area schools. Other highlights of the year included the annual Thanksgiving dinner, attended by Rev. Poynter and Whitney Stewart. Phi Sig also did little this year to tarnish their reputation as the most socially active organization on campus. Highlights in- cluded the Halloween, Christmas and Founders ' Day parties. Phi Sig also launched a new program de- signed to help area residents. Services in- clude leaf raking and snow shoveling. This year over twenty Phi Sig brothers will graduate. The fraternity wishes them the best of luck and hopes they will live up to the high standards they have set for themselves. Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Tau Omega has seen substantial change since the chapter at American was chartered in 1943. The chapter has suffered through good and bad times, but our broth- erhood has withstood all challenges. ATO social life is never humdrum — for what is a social fraternity without social functions? We live from party to party, good time to good time. (Because of the high intel- lectual caliber of ATO men, academics are hardly a worry.) Our alumni have found their continuing relationship with their fraternity to be useful to them. The leadership and learning expe- riences they had as undergraduates in ATO they find to be the cornerstone for their numerous conquests in the " real world. " Other fraternities have come and gone. Others have merely straggled along. But no fraternity can boast a membership like the great, hairy-chested men of ATO. 1st row at left: Michael Fier, Robert Singer, )on Kron- gard, Roger Petrocelli, Mark Rothman, lay Margolin, Combee, Dean; 2nd row: James Sullivan (Beerman), Jeff Bernstein, Scott Crosby, Ken Maggi, E. Quake Re- dison, Cory Baker, Bluto, Dave Stickman, GOD Colle- gent, D. Hoosier, J.J. Slotney, Larry Levy. Executive Committee Eli Futerman, Greg Bradley, Marc Duber, Pattie Preztunik, Eilleen Lisker; not pictured: Jamilla Moore. CLUBS Student Confederation The Student Confederation consists of every full-time undergraduate on The Amer- ican University campus. Its full-time staff members are those who have been elected by the student body to handle the day to day affairs of the Confederation. American ' s student government is in the process of change, a change to include all undergraduates in its affairs. The S.C. is in the forefront in matters con- cerning tuition, academics, and the social welfare of A.U. students. Activities this year have included benefits for charity . . . and will include programs political, cultural and social in nature. Pattie Preztunik S.C. President The Student Union Board The Student Union Board is responsible for almost every activity that occurs on The American University campus. It organizes everything from the Big Buddy Tutoring Pro- gram to the annual Spring Concert. The SUB is the division of the Student Confederation that allows the students who participate to actually get down and plan and pull off an event or program. Many people don ' t realize that the SUB offers everyone an op- portunity to determine where their activity fee will go. But more importantly, the SUB offers an excellent addition to the normal academic curriculum. It allows those who participate to take part in " real life " ac- tivities rather than to rely solely on the class- room for their education. Greg Bradley 1st row: Karen Chizeck (Office Director. AUTO), Tom Chairman); 2nd row: Andrew Ship and Wally Cronm Martin, Curt Good (ACC Chairman), David Smith (Commissioners of Transportation), Don Walters (Cof- (Commissioner of Student Affairs), Greg Bradley (SUB feehouse Mgr.), Eric Fluster (Concert Chairman), David Chairman), Billie )an Bensen (SUB Secretary), Ken H. Margolis (Director, Big Buddy). Kutsch (Concert Committee), Ramzi D. Seikaly (Cinema Inter-Club Council The Residence Hall Association The Residence Hall Association is the res- ident student ' s government. Much of its time is spent working with the Office of Resident- ial Life and the Office of Student Life i n an attempt to make dorm policy more respon- sive to those students it concerns. Basically, the RHA is composed of three levels of government: 1) The Executive Council consists of the RHA President, Vice President, Controller, Secretary, the six Dorm Presidents and the chairpersons of various committees. 2) The Dorm Government in each dormitory consists of the Dorm President, Vice Presi- dent, Treasurer, Secretary and the Floor Presidents. 3) The Floor Governments consist of the Floor President, other officers elected by the floor and the floor residents. The Executive Council focuses much of its efforts on keeping up with University ac- tivities and policies, especially where they concern the residents, and in turn informing the dorm councils. It also runs events such 1st row: Mohammad Anousheh, John Lapozzi, Jr., Ronni Cohen, Ahmed H., Lisa Isaac, Maureen Miller, Pam Koller, Ann Werboff, Carolyn Sterling, Amaya Ball, Devendra Jessramsingh; 2nd row: Lewis Stess, Mark Linde, Bill Rogers, John Olson, Jimmy Lewis; 3rd row: Phillip Messenger, Vann H. VanDiepen, Mike Russotto, Ellen Bitto. 1st row: lane Porterfield (McDowell Hall Pres), Linda Stern (Marian Hall Pres.), Cina M. Troisi (Secretary), Arthur L. Henick (Pres.), CD. Horowitz (Anderson Hall Pres.), Michelle Albin (Letts Hall Pres.); 2nd row: Mitchell Cartenberg (Controller), Martha Smith (Hughes Hall Pres.), Kenny Polcun (Pres. T. Floor Letts Hall), George W. Wheelwright (Secretary Letts Hall). as campus-wide parties and Orientation events, and it allocates and loans money to the dorms and floors. Each individual Dorm Council is repre- sented by its President ' s vote on the Execu- tive Council. They, too, conduct their own programs, both social and cultural, with the funds allocated. The Floor Governments use their allo- cated funds for programs directed at uniting floor members, developing a sense of com- munity and developing the group ' s interests. 1st row: Denise O. Keeling, Calvin D. Evans, Debra Hamilton; 2nd row: Rev. Clarence L. Cross, ]r., Mark Ann Ross, Kendra L. Harris, Carl L. Winfree, Amelia K. M. Harris, Anthony Hopson, Garfield G. Tyson, |r. OASATAU (Black Student Union) Pride, People and Progress OASATAU (Organization of African and Afro-American Students at The American University) was founded in 1967 to repre- sent and protect the rights of black students. In its thirteen year existence on campus, OASATAU is the only black institution that has: Been the driving force behind the crea- tion of the University ' s minority schol- arships program, Been responsible for the initial exis- tence of minority faculty and staff, Facilitated the hiring of the first minor- ity at the administration ' s vice presi- dential level, Not allowed the University to forget the black student ' s commitment to the black community by working with churches, community organizations and inner city students. OASATAU is divided into four sections. The Social and Cultural Division is respon- sible for all cultural events for the organiza- tion, such as coffeehouses, concerts, discos and fashion shows. The Communication Division is responsi- ble for " Mellow Madness, " a radio program aired on WAMU-AM and hosted by Sam White. " Stepping into Tomorrow, " a public affairs show which deals with issues from a black perspective, from Webber and Bakke decisions to the Black Movement in the Six- ties, is also aired under this division. This show is hosted by Larry Manly. The pride and joy of the organization is the newspaper, the " UHURU " (Swahili for freedom). It has been in existence for the last ten years. The paper covers national, inter- national, local and campus news from a black perspective. The Political Division is responsible for the Community Tutoring Program and for bringing speakers to the campus seminars on issues affecting people. The Administrative Division is responsible for the operation of the office, in terms of routing mail and setting up meetings with campus officials. The directors in the year of 1979-80 were Mark M. Harris, Coordinator, Debra A. Ross, Administrative Director, Garfield C. Tyson, Jr., Communications Director, Pam E. McCurty, Political Director and Carl Win- free, Comptroller. The supporting staff in- cluded Cheryl Ashton, Naomi Carrington, Donna Hampton, Kendra Harris, Anthony Hopson, Linda Jackson, Linda Moses, Carol Waters and Samuel White. OASATAU is about Pride, People and Progress. 1st row below: Kathryn Ha nie Hoffman, Leslie Haig; Steve Shearer (Chairman), nilton, Dawn Merino, Ber- !nd row: lohn Dobriansky, ames R. Zittle, C harles A. Miller, Robert Hauser; 3rd row: Daryl M. Elliott, Ronald C. Paseur, Gary Ciacometti (Treas.), Phil Dolliff, Harry Stowers (Vice Chairman). Marketing Club 1 st row left: Dr. Cao — Advisor, Bonnie McDonnald — President, Li Li Montakhab; 2nd row: Jeff Taub — Vice President; 3rd row: Ken Horowitz, Wayne Feldman. The Marketing Club, which is affiliated with the American Marketing Association, Washington Chapter, offers all students an opportunity to get involved both socially and academically. Through actual marketing problems presented to the club my local companies, the A.U. Marketing Club allows students to apply their knowledge while gaining practi- cal experience. 1st row below: Dana Linton, |im Carroll, lames Callan, Nilsa Marin, Peter Weiss, Kathleen Ross, Ann Linet, Randy Stetor; 2nd row: David Glickman, Steve Raabe, Matt Jacobs, lohn Whitehurst, A.D. McEackin, James McGovern, Silnia Little, Craig Brodie, Mark Meridy. College Republicans The American University College Repub- licans serve to promote the Republican Party on campus and to help members become politically aware. To this end, our campus activities include debates with the Demo- crats, participation in student government elections, and involvement in student issues such as tuition hikes. In addition, we spon- sor lectures by big-name party officials at A.U. Off-campus, College Republicans have regular lunches with congressmen and senators in the Capitol or meet with them in their offices. CR ' s provide members the op- portunity to attend Republican events, in- cluding, this year, such highlights as the Presidential announcements of Senator Baker and Ambassador Bush, a picnic at the farm of Senator John and Elizabeth Taylor Warner, and dinners with Ronald Reagan and John Conally. All told, College Republicans provides its members with the opportunity to become involved and gain political education and experience while having fun doing so. Steven Shearer The American University Democrats At the beginning of this year, we pro- claimed that the major function of the Ameri- can University Democrats would be the ed- ucation of the campus in regard to political issues. In keeping with this pledge we have had political forums on various issues, and have presented such dynamic speakers as Congressman Christopher Dodd of Connec- ticut, and New York Congresswoman Shir- ley Chisholm. We have done our part in this election year by sponsoring a fundraiser for one of the nation ' s most prominent and respected Democrats, Senator George McGovern. And, to assure that students and faculty get involved with the upcoming elections, we have provided the A.U. community with a voter information service. It is obvious, in the light of the variety of activities and programs we sponsor and pro- vide, that the A.U. Democrats have re- surfaced as a major force on campus this year. Jim McGovern Sock Hop Disco Bop " 1st row: Viveca Carroll, Jean Nicolazzo, Barbara Wien, mon, Judy Steele, Amy Ostwald, Liz Miller, Fran Yvonne Lodico; 2nd row: Leslie Doehlert, Jacque Si- Fragos. The Women ' s Center Campus feminists were almost unheard of just one year ago. Perhaps one was in an economics class, or another was a friend of a friend. But feminists as a cohesive, politi- cally active group had gradually become a characteristic of a by-gone decade. This year feminists have emerged as a group once again. Women from several fac- tions of the university community felt a need to come together to express, strengthen and reinforce their individual feminist ideologies. Thus, the Women ' s Center was created. Although the group is young and still struggling to define itself, the Center plans to move beyond traditional consciousness rais- ing. Rather, the group plans to become a ' -v source of feminist political activism and to give voice to a movement that has been si- lent for too long. Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society Ben Chikes (Vice-President), Carol Harada, Niel Oster, Chantall Zapatka, David Chube, Martha Brown, Shar- man Johnson, David Weissman, Rob Creenberg, Kin- nan Hreib, Tony Moreno, Phillip Messenger (Treas.), Ken Ahoen, Sarath Senevirante, Cory Baker, Manuel Ortuno, Martha Milner, Melanie Pearlman, Skip Weaver, Douglas Fillak (President). Omicron Delta Kappa Who ' s Who Among 1st row: Charles Clark, James Fontana, Whitney Stewart, |o Williams; 2nd row: Alt Horrocks, George Strozynski, Frank Barros, Augie, Aloia, Ruth McFeeter, Steven Waxman; 3rd row: Clyde Glenn, lay Handel- man, Matt Stump, R. Bruce Poynter, Marti Baroody. Students in American Universities and Colleges Sajjad Ahrabi Andrew Albert Martha Baroody Elaine Bentley Valerie Bogacz Douglas Campbell Mary Beth Clark Judith Collins Andrew Constantine Nita J. Denton Barry A. Deutsch Martha J. Duvall Robert B. Engel Patricia A. Evans Eric R. Feldman Mary F. Gorski Robert S. Creenberg Cherstin Hamel Jay H. Handelman Doris D. Kane Stew Kasloff Susan F. Kelly Valyrie K. Laedlein Joanne Lahner Carlton H. Lee, Jr. Eileen Lisker Mark J. McCombs Joni E. McFarland Lawrence B. Manley Richard Martino Maureen C. Miller Jamilla A. Moore Mary Elizabeth Morgan Jeff A. Newman Katherine A. Peaslee William Savich Stephanie Seldin Evita L. Sherman Judy Sequeira Donna L. Shira LaMott R. Smith, Jr. Douglas S. Stone Candace Thurman Valerie Vandergriff Vann H. VanDiepen Steven M. Waxman Margaret D. Wolff Richard Scott Turner Mortar Board (middle of page) 1 st row: Nita Denton, Susan Maxwell, Kathy Baisden, Gail Budman; 2nd row: Don Ford, Mary Beth dark, Martha Milner, LaMott Smith, Jeanne Likins — Advisor, Beth Morgan, Barry Deutsch, Valyrie Laedlein; 3rd row: R. Bruce Poynter, Doug Campbell, Marty Duvall, Rick Martino, Donna Shira. Pi Sigma Alpha 1st row: Susan Kelly, Donna Lee Shira, Paul M. Brad- ley, Valyrie Laedlein, Lynny Bentley, Vann H. Van- Diepen, Mimi Gillatt, Rob Gurnee, Pedro E. Andrieu; 2nd row: James Fontana, Rick Martino, Tracy King, Carlton H. Lee, Jr., Klaus D. Preilipper, Scott Reimer, Gary Giacomelli, Edward Bloom. The Eagle The Eagle has undergone a period of change this year. Besides the changes in staff, we have created a more modern look and have taken a different approach to cov- ering the news around the A.U. campus. The Eagle has taken a more objective look at the workings of the Student Confederation and the University ' s administration. Graph- ically the paper is livelier, with larger pic- tures and a bolder headlines. The staff is comprised totally of students, and everyone interested is always welcome to join in the goings on. The students work- ing on the paper have put in great amounts of time to make The Eagle truly representa- tive of the students ' interests. They have given of themselves so their fellow classmates and friends might know what ' s going on in the news, arts and sports and other issues of importance. Jay H. Handelman Editor, The Eagle 1st row: Jo Williams, Dave Dower, Tom Flynn, David Snyder, Steve Berkowsky, John P. Alvord, Jay Handel- man, Derek D. McCinty, Rich Amada, Patrick O ' Sulli- van, Sherri K. Dunn, Tom Rastick; 2nd row: Deborah E. Davis, Debbie Becker, Angie Couloumbis, Laura Penny, Eli Futerman, Conni Goodwill, Cina Levy, Dory Devlin, Marcia Sonenshine. 1st row: Craig Comer, Roberta Lynn, Jeff Bidewell; 2nd row: ?, Karen Borkowski, |ohn Barba, Sally Sczkowski, Tony Perkins, Bonnie Sobel, Abby Fischler, Cici Custi, Mark Silverstein, Dale Barnett, Scott Wall, Danny Laibstain; 3rd row: Ed Potsch, Dave Kopel, Mark Weinberg, Jim Bowne, Ron Kirsch, Stu Edwards, Steve Critzen, Jeff Levine, Joel Goldberg, Al Wentzel, left Newman, Pete Doraco, Mike Ross, Brian DePorter. WAMU-AM One of the nation ' s leading college radio stations is our own WAMU-AM. Led by Sta- tion Manager Jeff Newman, Program Man- ager Jeff Levine and Operations Manager George S. Jones, the staff of WAMU broad- casts 24 hours a day to the students on cam- pus. WAMU ' s format is Album Oriented Rock, but because of the diverse interests of the A.U. community, the station also broadcasts a number of specialty shows. Jazz, Country, New Wave and Funk often dominate such specialty programming. Aside from music, WAMU is extremely active in the areas of news, sports and public affairs broadcasting. Five minute hourly re- ports are an integral part of the station ' s op- eration, and the nightly public affairs hour keeps the A.U. community aware of many controversial issues that affect everyone. Overall, the 1979-80 school year has been an exceptional one for campus radio WAMU-AM. The listenership has never been larger, and the personnel has never be- fore been as professional. Talon 1st row: John Berg, Chrissie Harrigan, Vincent Ricardel, Steve Waxman, Nita Denton; 2nd row: Phillip Taylor, )eanne Marshall, T. Bear, Michael Polikoff, Lynny Bentley, Randy Hill, )ohn Vorperian. - — fl Ly nny and I once explained our operation to the General Assembly in a moment of straight-faced playfulness, telling them that " basically, we put out a yearbook — once a year " — period — end explanation. This is not entirely true, or rather it is not complete. Professionally speaking, our schedule runs from March to May of the following year — conception, generation of ideas and staff members over the summer and early fall, gang-bang shootings of candids over two eight hour days or so in November plus mop-up work until Christmas, typing and layout over Christmas break in lieu of a va- cation in Florida, blue proofs in March, birth in May. What you see on the surface looks like any normal publication — pages, pic- tures, typing — and granted, the end result is a professional, accurate representation of the year ' s events, a delineation of the work- ings of the University, and most of all an elusive, yet potent, reflection of the pres- ence, the consciousness, of the students — that which you see when you read between the photos — the " joie de vivre " — hope- fully — of all who comprise our University. But more than the finished product, the Talon is a group of dedicated, proficient, responsible, lively, eccentric, outrageous, to- tally off-the-wall people. Our door graffiti encapsulates the ethos of our establishment: " The Mental Ward, " " We used to be con- ceited, but now we ' re perfect, " " For a good time, call . . . (The third quote has been modified for general viewing). A Yin and Yang staff, we combine the best of both eccentricity and determination, creativity and hard work. Our trips to the moon and beyond give our publication life; our willingness to throw away the time clock and punch out only when our job is c omplete gives form to the energy that is the Talon. Steven Waxman Editor, Talon Tff El an XT 600 MEmTA-L. 1st row: Joan Lewis, Sabrina Courtney, Patti Stanton, Mams, llene Mulbey, Stephanie Seldon, Cheryl Spector, Cina Levy, Robin Wing, Abbe Binder; 2nd row: )o Wil- Mary Corski. Women In Communication, Inc. THE EAGLE I Confederation Media Commission 1st row: Randy Hill, Lynny Bentley, |o Williams; 2nd 3rd row: Kent Roman, Kermit Moyer, Rick Martino, row: Jay Handelman, Tony Perkins, Fred Meltzer, Rob Rob Relick, Jeff Newman, C. Lester Wentzel, Garfield Carnetson, Jeff Levine, George lones, Romeo Segnan; Tyson, Jr., Steve Waxman, Eagle Office. POLITICS 1 IF YOO THINK THE mss m s. Activism lived again as a group of some 85,000 protestors congregated on the lawn of the Capitol to denounce U.S. dependence on nuclear energy. Under the sunny skies of Washington, waving banners and posters and chanting " No Nukes, No Nukes " and " No More Harrisburgs, " demonstrators de- manded that the use of nuclear power be terminated. The protest, which began at the Ellipse, gradually formed into a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the steps of the Capitol. As the crowds grew in numbers, so did the energy and enthusiasm of the guest speakers. Among those were Gov. Jerry Brown, consumer advocate Ralph Nader and actress Jane Fonda. Without a doubt, the May 6 Coalition Against Nuclear Power was the largest demonstration of the 1 970 ' s. The presence of Gov. Jerry Brown sparked a great deal of attention from the crowd, for he could well be a strong candidate for the Presidency in 1980. In a press conference before his speech, Gov. Brown stated that " we (in California) are in the process of start- ing a state program to deal with radiation " and " a governor ' s panel to oversee disasters, evacuation and emergency preparedness .... Electorial politics in the 1980 ' s will evolve around health, nature and environ- ment. " Ralph Nader, who is deeply concerned about the welfare of the consumer, expres- sed his views in this manner: " Jimmy Carter deceived the American people by saying nuclear power will be the last resort ... If people were organized, the Congress would be more responsive to the people . . . Peo- ple must organize on the local level and focus on the utility executives who are vic- timizing the people economically and technologically. " No More Harrisburgs! Actress Jane Fonda denounced major corporations and utility companies for car- ing more about maximizing profits than about serving the people. Fonda also ques- tioned Schlesinger ' s integrity, saying that " putting James Schlesinger in charge of energy is like putting Dracula in charge of a blood bank. " Given the impact of the May 6 anti- nuclear drive, people from all parts of the U.S. will become aware of the consequ- ences they may face in the future if the use of nuclear power is not stopped. But for awareness to turn into results, for the Anti- Nuclear Coalition to succeed, people must organize and lobby on the local level as they have been doing. This appears to be the only way to move the President and Congress to action. Vincent Ricardel The American University Committee Against Investments in South Africa (AUCAISA) AUCAISA is a non-partisan organization formed in 1978 to voice opposition to The American University ' s financial ties with corporations that have investments in South Africa. AUCAISA has initiated dialogue with the university ' s administration to inform them of student dissatisfaction with A.U. ' s invest- ments. This dialogue has included several meetings with President Sisco to discuss the reasons for divestment and possible avenues for divestment. Last year two AUCAISA members addressed the Board of Trustees in an effort to get them to divest. This year, AUCAISA has written letters to the Adminis- tration in response to last summer ' s decision by the Board to maintain AU ' s investment ' s related to South Africa. The education of the student populace about events relating to the issue is also part of the AUCAISA ' s agenda. Forums have been held by AUCAISA with speakers from diverse African affiliations. We have shown two movies to illustrate South African condi- tions. Pamphlets have been distributed to the same end. Information tables have been set up to answer student questions. These various activities have received substantia support from the student population. AUCAISA plans to continue its campaign in the future through activities designed to inform students of the plight of those living in South Africa. American -i UriKcisitv Office of the Provost 12 November 19 79 TO: All Members of The University Community We are all aware of tensions that have for the past week gripped our world, and therefore our city and our campus, due to events in the Mid-East. All of us are sensitive to these matters. All of us hope for peaceful resolutions. We are members of one University, with many hopes and aspirations. We are here to share an educational experience. An important part of that experience is the intermingling of persons from diverse backgrounds, each con tributing, each receiving something from others. In times of tension, it becomes particularly important that we respect one another, that we remain calm, that we avoid insensitive or injurious behavior. Ideally, we are a community of reason. In times like this, our commitment to that ideal is tested. We urge all members of the community to exercise restraint, and to do their share to keep the University a community dedi- cated to academic pursuits. Please avoid becoming involved in activities that might reflect poorly upon the University or upon yourself, or that might cause difficulty to others. In short, maintain concerned reason and calm restraint. If you wish to talk about your feelings regarding the current situation, please contact your faculty advisor, the staff members of the Psychological and Learning Services, the campus ministers, or Dr. Gary Wright in the Office of Inter- cultural Affairs, all of whom would be glad to talk with you. Your concerns are shared by all of us. R-AS) Richard Berendzen » University Provost and President-elect -- Jt Mary W. Gray, Chair The University Senat e k. cruce foynter, " Vice Provost The Division of Student Life Eileen D. Lisker, Vice President The Student Confederation Massachusetts . Nebraska Avenues, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 686-2127 LIFE ' Daddy, I Want a Pontiff! Buy Me a Pontiff, Daddy! A MINUTE OF SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THE Cambodians who have died and for the sake of the Cambodians who need aid FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 11:50 a.m. eastern standard time For 60 seconds, STOP. Join thousands of others in expressing concern and solidarity. signed Committee To Get Food to Cambodia ' r S V ■Jr. ..- •. i M " •l -.i-?: y m . ■ . •- " 4 - . ' : ,-. f _J- i«, " : ■ • : v £W r - :i : . " SV M ' s+- . « gj ; .ii ' .TVl ) X - : . " uvVc " ' ' " : Athletic Club Council 1st row: John Capozzi, Jr., Kevin Draubaugh, Dana Heyman, Dale Vanderputter; 2nd row: Rick Vassar, Mark Linde, Howard Sachs, Curt Good, Richard Braver, Mike Bryant. While most of A.U. concentrated on the exploits of the University ' s varsity sports, scores of their fellow students competed in the wide variety of activities offered by the member organizations of the Athletic Club Council. Regardless of whether you were into sailing or skiing, weight training, bowl- ing or karate, you could always find your niche in the ACC. Remember that time you wandered down to Reeves Field to see what that fight was all about, and found it was only the American Eagle Rugby Club " play- ing " one of their regular matches? Or perhaps you couldn ' t understand why the soccer team was playing in March until you realized that the ACC ' s International Soccer team also represents AU? Like to run? Well, it ' s a fairly good bet that if you entered any of D.C. ' s most prestigious road races you probably had the privilege of finishing behind Rick Braver and the mem- bers of the American University Runners ' Association, which, incidentally, fills the gap left by AU ' s lack of a track and field team. So if you thought that sports just don ' t make it at the American University, you ap- parently didn ' t know about the Athletic Club Council. Curt Good The A.U. Athlete Take a walk around AU ' s campus and you ' re struck by the plethora of vigorous, healthy humanoids jogging minds and bodies for the greater glory of the camp. AU really does have a number of talented ath- letic teams. Leading the list of winners, in seasonal order, is AU ' s incomparable soccer team. Not to be outdone is the AU women ' s field hockey team. Rounding out the fall roster are women ' s volleyball an d men ' s baseball, the former with members from far away places and the latter with ones known for their exotic tastes. The real sparks fly during the winter when AU ' s athletes are hardly frigid. Basketball draws the crowds with the simply bootiful playing done by Russell " Boo " Bowers. The women ' s basketball team also sweats out the cold weather, although it would boohoove them to practice harder so that they could compete with the guys ' team. Joe Rogers ' hydropersons dog-paddle their way to foam and fortune, while the wrestlers tackle their opponents in gripping mat ac- tion. Spring brings the best of teams. Baseball scores high as it did in the fall. Meanwhile, throughout the year the AU Runners Associa- tion strives to compensate for the lack of any kind of track program. Perhaps when the athle- tic satrapy moves from " shanty town, " aka Cas- sell Center, to the new Mark Splaver center the athletic program will measure up to its true potential. Men ' s Basketball 1st row: Robin Hoey, Chris Knoche, " Easy Ed " Sloane, Gordon Austin, Leon Kearney; 2nd row: Chris Dye, Boo Bowers, Bob " Piper " Harvey, Tom Pfotzer, Ray McCarthy, Dennis Ross. Men ' s Swimming Seniors: Joseph McHugh, lames Andersen, Thomas Ugast; Juniors: Frank Scollins, Joe Wingert; Sophomor- es: Carlos Cordon, Robert Egerland, Gary Novis, Greg Pascale; Freshmen: Keith Devine, Curtis Doss, Sam Evans, )ens Egerland, Andrew Fraser. Women ' s Swimming Juniors: Leslie Willard, Laura Thompson; Sophomores: Beth Anne Wiltse, Cathy Wright, Phyllis Smink; Fresh- men: Heather Goss, Julia Schilling, Ingrid Akkerman, Susan Willard. Field Hockey 1st row: )anet May, Donna Coddington, Sue McCor- mick, Debbie Becker, Candy Thurman, Heather Thomas; 2nd row: Coach Barbara Reimann, Lisa Evans, Vickie Butler, Cindy Tanner, Leslie Evans, Joanne Lahner, Chris Shepherd, Holly Butson, Eleni Ladas; not pictured: Karen Borkoski, Margie Kappel. Rugby 1st row: Femi Young, Steve Earheart, Alfred Florance, Jim McVey, Sam Long, Tab Shannefect, Jeff Shoemaker, Marco Paredes, Ebe Behnia, Paul Johnson, Jesse, Elliot Laywer, Ken Joyce, John Flore; 2nd row: Guy Griffith, Howard Sachs, Nic Greggory, R. Scotty, Paul Drum- bowiski, Dave Hemingway, Roger Champaign, Michael Polikoff, Harold Anderson, Jack McCarthy, Phillippe Bonnefou, Bennett Spatalnick, Shawn Mat- tingly. Women ' s Basketball 1st row: Jeanie Booros, Sandralyn Thomas, Gwen absent: Bonita Freeman; Coach: Linda Ziemke; Asst. Smith, |an Gustin; 2nd row: C. Doreen Clarke, Randy Coaches: Cindy Mark, Shirley Hess, Donna McDonald; Sue Tye, Rhea Farberman, Mary Rider, Jacqui Frazier; Trainer: Paul Grayner. sun K • ' gEJJB? w ■■■■ ' m 1 1 J 1 Huli ijjB 1 4M L vt! mL W J !■ Volleyball 1st row: Reiko Yoshida, Marisa D ' Amico, Lisa Burgess, Mimi Gillatt, Ursula Wirth; 2nd row: Coach Frank Fris- tensky, Marianne Stampf, Ruth Barlocher, Elisabeth Neuhofer, Virginia Cohen; not pictured: Yvonne Wil- liams. t I r t f Baseball 1st row: Ron Smith, David Divan, Keith Spinner, Sam Evans, Chris Adomanis, John Hampford, Al Kesten, Frank Keenan; 2nd row: ]ohn Edelson, Scott Hurwitz, Mike Spring, Dave Sardelli, Pat Paolella, Scott Fitzgerald, Darryl Mann, Bob Maxwell, ]im Jeffries, Jim Vershbow, Danny Markle, Jim Johnson, Rob Kimble, Coach Dee Frady. PR y f Soccer 1st row: Eric Berezin, Bill Ruvo, Edvardo Lopez; 2nd row: Doug Dugan, Ann Riley, Billy Hylton, Brent Le- derer, Tom Taque, Luis Calderon, Mark DeBlois, Keith Tabatznik, Joe Alexander; 3rd row: Pete Mehlert, Jim Piedmont, Terry Schrider, Kevin Barth, Marcello Radice, Charlie Davis, Mark Hayes, Scott Turner, Danny Beyers. AKSr3SS3fv-—K3»» 4h P ( V »v ACADEMICS is m l ■ ■ An Interview with Richard Berendzen Talon: What are your goals for your new position of President of American Universi- ty? Berendzen: Very tersely, to continue our ef- forts to make The American University in fact be what it was created to be. People sometimes don ' t think about the heritage of origins of their own institution. But The American University, even though relatively young, does have a heritage, and it did have a founding, and it did have a purpose in that founding. It was created back in 1893 to be what its name perhaps implies: to be The American University. It ' s a grand and impe- rial name, but what it was to imply was a great national university in the capital city of the United States, one that would draw upon the resources of this unique city, that would attract students from across the country and around the world, that would have a nation- ally and internationally prominent faculty, and that would be of importance to the na- tion and the world. Those were broad, but grand and noble, themes. And those are exactly the goals I ' m here to strive for. So, as President, I hope for us not to be outstanding Ljv- ' J in all fields, which we cannot be, but truly outstanding in at least some, and to be well known for being a national university. T: In your opinion, in what ways have the Sixties and early Seventies influenced the at- titudes, actions, and motivations of today ' s students? B: Those years had more influence on the institution than on the students. In the na- tion ' s zeal for educational reform, much of it grievously overdue, some of the standards and rigor that we had expected in the past — at all levels of education from kindergarten through postgraduate studies — were drop- ped aside. As for The American University, there were many changes made in the late Sixties and early Seventies, some for the good, some perhaps not. In the last few years, we have tried to examine the Univer- sity. And I think we ' ve made a number of remarkably sound improvements. It ' s not a question of returning to " days of yore, " it ' s not a matter of " back t o basics. " That over- simplifies and misstates the issue. The real point is to ask ourselves, as we end the Seventies, what will make the most efficient, effective and truly worthwhile education for our students in the Eighties. And those stu- dents undoubtedly will find a different world from that of the students in the Sixties: the needs will be different, the job opportunities will be different, and the education we pro- vide should be different, too. And surely among the items we will want to provide will be raised academic standards. I can give a long list of ways that we ' ve already started to do this. They ' re measurable; they ' re real; they ' re demonstrable. I believe students at The American University should be right- fully proud of them. T: How do you forsee student activism of the Eighties as opposed to that of the Sixties? B: I ' m asked fro m time to time to speak about the projections for the Eighties, both in my own professional field and in higher education as well. There are many dynamics underway here. In the Sixties, of course, there was a confluence of extraordinary so- cial dynamics operative in the United States and in some sense worldwide. There were Vietnam and Cambodia. There were black ' s rights and women ' s rights — a multitude of mmmiiij such concerns came together at that particu- lar period in our nation ' s history. But there was something else that happened, too. After the Second World War, from about 1945 to 1960, there was the famous baby boom. A generation later those babies grew up and went to college, and so universities, by about 1965, began to discover their en- rollments increasing dramatically fast. To accomodate the growing student popula- tion, community colleges were built and state school systems were expanded. During that era not only did the nation experience major traumatizing events, but also there was an abnormally large faction of the popu- lation in the youth group — the fifteen to twenty-five age block — and those are the people who are often the driving force in any society. They are the people who be- cause of personal inclinations or because they do not yet have the responsibilities of a family and perhaps a full-time job become more involved in political activism. Their leaders may be people in their forties or fif- ties, but the people in the street, the people actively making the noise, so to speak, often tend to be youth. In the 1980 ' s, we ' re going to have a soci- ety in which the youth population will com- prise a much smaller fraction of the whole. The age cohort of thirty to forty-five will be far more significant and far more dominant in its effects on society than was the case just a decade ago. The professions and all other things that people in that age range care a- bout, whether it ' s buying homes or having families or building careers or purchasing consumer products, will become a more significant aspect of life. As for international affairs, who ' s to know? We ' re going to face some incredible, excruciating problems, energy obviously being one of the major ones. I think our stu- dents of the Eighties increasingly will be concerned about the world around them. During the late Seventies, an introspection came about in the United States; in harsher terms, one might even call it xenophobia. There was a view that the United States had been involved in certain foreign ventures in the late Sixties in which we did not belong and that we should keep away from these henceforth. Our foreign policy reflected this. And in terms of education, I believe in the Eighties there will be a growing awareness on university campuses in general and on The American University ' s in particular that knowledge about the world in general is a vital part of every undergraduate ' s educa- tional experience. The American University of 1985 will have fewer students than it does now. I im- agine we will have about ten to fifteen per cent fewer for the simple reason that the na- tion now is on a downward curve in the number of fifteen to twenty-five year olds in the country. We will be, by far, an academ- ically superior institution to that which we have been in the past. The admissions stan- dards of the University will be markedly higher than they were just a few years ago. They have been going up for the past two or three years, and that will continue, even in the face of declining enrollments. By 1985 The American University will be one of the most academically selective and rigorous schools in the Middle Atlantic Region and certainly in Washington, D.C. Our faculty increasingly will be known nationally and internationally. As for programs and emph- ases, certain themes should be underscored at this university. And two of these that im- mediately come to mind are the American theme and the International theme. By the American theme I mean American Litera- ture, American History, American Govern- ment, American Communications, Ameri- can Art, and so on. By 1985, a student who lives in Denver or Chicago, Dallas or Seattle might consider coming to The American University if he or she were interested in any major with an American theme as a vital part of it. And second, if the student were interested in Third World development, in international relations, in international perspectives, he or she would also think of us. T: In a world which leans increasingly to- ward such careers as business and computer science, what role do you forsee the humanities playing on college campuses in the Eighties? B: Student ' s interests change over time, sometimes in radical and unpredictable ways. In the early Sixties, distribution re- quirements often coerced students into the humanities. Then, in the late Sixties, those distribution programs were dropped, and students increasingly majored in what they considered to be directly " relevant " courses. The big cry on campuses in the late Sixties and early Seventies was, " Is it relev- ant? " The definition of relevance then seemed to be " How does it pertain to me? " So you found enrollments increasing in psy- chology and sociology and other " I " cen- tered disciplines. I ' m not criticizing this; I ' m simply pointing it out. Simultaneously, en- rollments in business and other fields that were viewed as being part of the American capitalist economic s stem declined, be- cause the United States government then was under criticism by youth. In the late Seventies, however, with growing concerns about jobs, changing international perspec- tive, and spiraling inflation, students and their families naturally became concerned about the practicality of education. Studying ancient Rome may be interesting, but it doesn ' t get you a job. Increasingly, parents asked not about the education in the univer- sity but about the job market following the diploma. So enrollments increased in fields such as accounting and journalism and other seemingly professional disciplines that could lead directly to careers. Con- sequently, enrollments went down in histo- ry, in fine arts, in philosophy and religion, and in other humanities that did not seem to be directly pertinent to a career. On the other hand, these are among the very discip- lines that give meaning and worth to life. One of the most difficult matters to explain to a student who is paving tuition and worry- ing about a career is that the university days constitute a unique opportunity, to enjoy, to sample, to expand by studying such discip- lines. If he doesn ' t then, he may never again have such an opportunity. It is not a cliche, not a banality; it is simply a fact that those are the mental adventures that make life worthwhile. Having a job obviously is im- portant, as it provides the mortgage and buys the food; but the rest makes life enjoy- able. T: How do you view the responsibility of The American University to aid in the stu- dent ' s personal as well as professional growth? B: I don ' t see these as being antithetical. They should, in a good educational system, blend, making a happy marriage. And I hope in the Eighties that the educational balance at American will be a reasonable and ap- propriate one. Put in rough terms, on the order of forty-five to fifty per cent of a stu- dent ' s undergraduate curriculum should be devoted to his own professional discipline — and that might be in a highly professional field, such as business or public administra- tion or economics or communications. About thirty per cent of the student ' s dis- tribution program would necessarily in- volve the humanities, the arts and all the rest. The student should enjoy this not onlv then but also for the rest of his life. The re- maining twenty-five per cent, approxi- mately, would be free for electives, to be chosen however the student wishes. This way the student could explore and experi- ment well beyond the courses in his own discipline. None of these perspectives con- tradict one another; rather, they reinforce, complement, make into a full mosaic. T: What is the role of international students at American University? B: An important one for several reasons. They add a vital and exciting flavor and di- mension to the campus. You will find at the best universities in the country a highly cosmopolitan population; students come not just from a hundred mile radius or a two hundred mile radius but from around the world. That ' s certainly the case at Harvard and Stanford at MIT and Cal Tech and so on. At The American University, aside from our own programs, we have the magnetic lure of Washington, D.C. We now have students from the District of Columbia, from all fifty states, and from more than a hundred na- tions. So, we are literally one of the most — if not the most — cosmopolitan universities in the United States. I think that ' s good, but with it come problems. We see this now with the Iranian student situation, because we have such a large number of Iranian stu- dents. And so we have certain difficulties that schools with only a handful of foreign students do not experience. Before we can increase our number of international stu- dents, we have a great deal to consider about ourselves. We have to be sure that we have adequate counseling, that the dormi- tories are satisfactory, that the food service is adequate, that our faculty understands the needs of international students, that our En- glish Language Institute serves them well, and so on. In short, before we can teach, we have much to learn. We are now creating an international dormitory, and we have staff working in international program develop- ment. But it ' s not just an issue of international students coming here. That ' s too narrow a definition of international education. The broader, better concept includes not only the opportunity for international students to come here but also for American students to learn about the world. We have not yet adequately used the unique resource of our international students, even through their telling us about their home countries. We should have informal seminars with the students from abroad telling about their homelands. You could take what they say as being accurate or inaccurate, but the point is that it ' s their point of view. And it ' s a unique opportunity to hear it directly from people who have lived there all their lives. Moreover, we want to open opportunities for our own students to study abroad, and in the next few years you ' ll find many A.U. students availing themselves of that oppor- tunity, possibly taking a summer or a semes- ter to study abroad. T: Is there anything you want to say to the graduating seniors about what we should expect in the Eighties? B: You are going to be facing an extraordi- nary time, a challenging time — in some respects one of the most enthralling periods in the history of our nation and of the world. We live in a unique and privileged era. It ' s difficult to separate yourself from " now, " to step back in space and time and view your- self in rightful perspective, but if you were able to move yourself from 1979 and im- agine being in the year 2000 or beyond and then look back, out of the many million year history of " homo sapiens " , out of the few thousand years of civilization, out of the few hundred years of technology, we live at the only period in the history of humankind in which we ' ve stepped off our planet, delved into the gene and the nucleus, explored the most remote parts of the cosmos. We ' re be- ginning to have advanced technology that not only threatens our lives but also makes mind-boggling things possible. Students in the Eighties are going to find job scarcities beyond what have been in the past; on the other hand, there will be new job opportunities, careers that did not even exist five or ten years ago, in such fields as energy, ecology, population research, and a host of other fields. The students who have been at The American University during the last few years, whether they ' ve known it or not, have lived through a remarkable metamorphosis in their university. They have seen a new university library built, perhaps standing as a metaphor for the other changes that are taking place: a twenty-five per cent increase in contact time between students and faculty in the classroom is but one example of many. This university is rapidly moving towards being a nationally known institution of substantial academic merit. That should be important to our grad- uates this year, our students in the future, and even our past alums, for they are going to carry the imprimateur of this institution for the rest of their lives; the reputation of A.U. ' s diploma will be with them now and forever more. The graduating seniors hap- pen to have been here during the very years in which these changes began. (Taken by Steven Waxman and Elaine Bentley) Had I to make the choice for leadership between the students of the Sixties and the ones we are educating and graduating now, I would choose today ' s without hesitation. (Obviously I generalize somewhat. 1 had some students in the Sixties whose excel- lence of intellect and character I may never see matched.) This year ' s graduates, and the students here now who will be returning next year, are comparatively tough-minded, level-headed, unsentimental. Their sense of what is right and proper is conditioned by their sense of what can be. They are not driven to frenzy by corny ideals newly re- discovered by the ten-thousandth genera- tion. Nor are they paralyzed and shattered by the knowledge that perfection will not be described, much less obtained, in their time. THEY DO NOT DROP OUT. I think they inherited some lessons from the Sixties and learned from them as much as was worth learning. They learned that po- litical decisions can be tragic, that war is no cure and may be worse than the disease it sets out to remedy, that there is a right time and a right way to demonstrate your beliefs, that riots in the streets are stupid and de- structive, that governments are always sus- pect and must be watched, that the de- magogues who fulminate against govern- ments are equally suspect. The most impor- tant lesson my students of the last few years have given signs of having learned well is this: All our major problems are on-going and will not be solved in our lifetime. Who- ever offers an " ism " or an " ology " that promises otherwise is a jerk! The students of the Fifties (my group, come to think of it) were somewhat compla- cent, conformist, selfish as a group. Those of the Sixties and the first year or two of the Seventies showed characteristics of irration- ality, frenzy fused with naivete. I put my faith in the ones studying and graduating right now, practical and fair about both themselves and the world. Frank Turaj Dean, College of Arts and Sciences YAKED ADAL, B.S. Chemistry JANIS ADOLPH, B.A., American Studies ALIREZA ALETOMEH, B.A., Economics JUDITH ALEXANDER, B.A., Spanish Studies DONNA AMORIGGI, B A. B.S , Sociology DEBORAH JACQUELINE ARENTS, B.A., Psychology PAUL N. ARGYROPOULOS, B.A., Physical Education EDWARD ASHTON, B.S., Microbiology CORY S. BAKER, B.S., Chemistry MURIEL BAKER, B.A., Psychology MARK BLECKER, B.A., Psychology AUDREY BLENDEN, B.A., Psychology WENDY BOREISHA, B.A., Design LINDA BOYD, B.S., Distributed Sciences AMY R. BRANSDORFER, B.A., Literature DEBRA BROWN, B.A., Spanish ROBERT D. BURG, B.A., Psychology DALE C. CAREY, B.A., Economics VIVECA M. CARROLL, B.A., History NAOMI CHAKWIN, B.A., Economics STEVE CHIAVERINI, B.A., Sociology BENJAMIN CHIKES, B.S., Biology DAVID D. CHUBE, B.S., Biology LOUIS CIPRO, B.A., CAS. DEBORAH A. 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TODD, B.A., Biology Psychology STEVEN WAXMAN, B.A., Literature NANCY WEINBERGER, B.A., Physical Education DAVID S. WEISMAN, B.S., Psychology Biology SAMUEL WHITE, B.A., Design MARGARET WOLFF, B.S., Psychology KYUNG S. YIM, B.A., Design CHANTAL ZAPATKA, B.S., Biology SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ANDREW S. ALBERT, B.A., Print Journalism JOHN C. ALVORD, B.A., Visual Media VLADIMIR ASHWORTH, B.A., Public Communication AMY DEBRA BERNSTEIN, B.A., Visual Media DEENA BUGATCH, B.A., Public Communication Performing Arts DOREEN BURNETT, B.A., Visual Media MAUREEN CADY, B.A., Broadcasting DONNA CANTOR, B.A., Public Communication BETH CHALCRAFT, B.A., Visual Media JAMES F. CURRAN, JR., B.A., Communication RICCARDO A. DAVIS, B.A , Public Communication ANNE BEAUVAIS DUFFY, B.A., Public Communication LOIS DuPREE, B.A., Sociology Communication STEWART W. EDWARDS, B.A., Visual Media CARDRENiA D. ELLIS, B.S., Public Communication ARLENE P. ENGLISH, B.A., Broadcast Journalism KATHLEEN B. FERGUSON, B.A., Print THOMAS FLYNN, B.A., Print MINDY FRIEDMAN, B.A., Communication LAURAN TURNER-GINTEL, B.A., Broadcast Journalism JILL A. GOLDEN, B.A., Communication ELLEN GOLDSMITH, B.A., Visual Media JAY HANDELMAN, B.A., Print ROSALIND HARPER, B.A., Communication MARK HARRIS, B.A., Visual media ARTHUR HAVIER, B.A., Broadcast SHOSHANA HIRSCH, B.A., International Studies Print MARCY HOFFMAN, B.A., Political Communication SHARON HUGHES, B.A., Communication KENNETH JACOBSON, B.A., Communication LAUREN JACOBSON, B.A., Communication EARL JENNINGS, B.A., Communication STEW KASLOFF, B.A., Broadcast Journalism VALERIE KATZ, B.A., Public Communication ROBERT L. KOLKER, B.A., Public Relations Advertising JEFFREY S. LEVINE, B.A., Broadcast Journalism TAMARA LOOPER, B.A., Psychology Communication WENDI LOWENSTEIN, B.A., Media Performance JERRY A. McCOY, B.A., Visual Media KEVIN McGINTY, B.A., Broadcast Journalism ANNE L. MURRAY, B.A., Psychology Communication PAT PAOLELLA, B.A., Print 99 SHARI PARISH, B.A., Broadcast Journalism STARLETTE RAWLS, B.A., Print DANIEL RELTON, B.A., Public Communication ANN RILEY, B.A., Prin LYNN A. ROSS, B.A., Communication DAVID SCHWARTZMAN, B.A., Visual Media DEBBIE j. SCHWARZ, B.A., Visual Media BRYAN SMITH, B.A., Communication LEE M. SMOTKIN, B.A., Communication CHERYL ANN SPECTOR, B.A., Broadcast Journalism Spanish and Foreign Language LOIS C. WEBSTER. B.A., Broadcast journalism JODI SPIEGEL, B.A., Print PATTI STANTON, B.A., Visual Media MARJORIE STAUFFER, B.A., Communication MICHAEL STONE, B.A., Broadcast ROBERT L. STUCKEY, B.A., |j Communication MATTHEW D. STUMP, B.A., Print MARY BETH SWEENEY, B.A., Communication PETER TOMASZEWICZ, B.A., Visual Media MICHELLE ALAINE WARD, B.A., Visual Media Elementary Education LAUREN WERNER, B.A., Communications ERIC WIESENTHAL, B.A., Print JANICE WILLIAMS, B.A., Hi story Communication SCHOOL OF EDUCATION SANDY BLENDER, B.A., Elementary Special Education SHERRY EHRLICH, B.A., Early Education Special Education DONNA FISCHER, B.A., Elementary Education Special Education HEIDI JACOBSON, B.A., Education MONA MAZUMDAR, B.A., Early Childhood Elementary Education CHERYL PRICE, B.A., Elementary Special Education CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ, B.A., English as a Second Language KAREN SILBERMAN, B.A., Elementary Special Education SARI SILVERBERG, B.A., Elementary Education CINDY SLAVIN, B.A., Elementary Special Education BETH WOLK, B.A., Elementary Special Education ROBIN ZIMMERMANN, B.A., Elementary Special Education CBA One of the questions usually raised is What shaped the students of " today? " no matter what that " today " is. The average A.U. undergraduate of 1980 was born around 1961 or 1962. If one assumes that the high school years were when you were most affected by forces in society in general, then you were more affected by the mid- 1970 ' s than by the late 1960 ' s. Unless a member of the family was lost in Vietnam, you were more affected by the aftermath of Watergate than by the turmoil of the univer- sities in the 1960 ' s or the quagmire of Viet- nam. You probably matured and went through adolescence hearing more about oil shortages and the energy crunch than any- thing else. The " revolution " of energy prob- lems, and all it implies, will have more to do with your life than will most other forces. Not because of energy itself, but because it reflects a change in our way of life which will be serious and pervasive. Your generation will be faced with eco- nomic problems as fundamental, though not as traumatic, as the Great Depression. The economic policies which dealt more or less effectively with the world system until the mid-1970 ' s are no longer effective. They were not developed to deal with economic crises induced by relatively small countries, in terms of population or size of economy. Over the next ten to twenty years, the stabil- ity of the largest nations in the world will be subject to decisions about raw materials and energy made in Iran, Nigeria, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. And these decisions will be made by governments whose agen- das will not necessarily be concerned with a stable world economy. Hence, if I am correct, you will think more about global affairs and developing countries because you will be seriously af- fected by what happens in such areas. You will be frustrated by a national economy which is huge but less easily controlled to meet our national objectives than hereto- fore. But lest you feel put upon, my genera- tion grew up during the Great Depression and World War II! Your generation has its own set of challenges as does every genera- tion. Continue learning to deal with them. A good education will help. Herbert E. Striner Dean, Kogod College of Business Administration THE KOGOD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HELENE ACCHIARDI, B.S.B.A. Finance BRIAN ALBERTSON, B.S.B.A., Marketing JOSEEINA ALVAREZ, B.S.B.A., Business WALDO ANDIA, B.S., Business Administration, Finance B.A., Economics DAMAR ARIKOGLU, B.S.M.A., Marketing BRYAN BABITZ, B.S., Professional Accounting EDWARD BAKLOR, B.S.B.A., Finance PAUL BALIDES, B.S.B.A., Economics EDWARD BAND, B.S., Accounting GLENN BARBAKOFF, B.S.B.A, Business AMY BEHAR, B.S.B.A., Marketing ROBIN BERMAN, B.S.B.A., Finance MARY E. BRENNAN, B.S.B.A., Finance PATRICIA A. BROCK, B.S.B.A., Accounting JERRY S. BRUCH, B.S.B.A., Marketing GAIL BUDMAN, B.S.B.A., Marketing GARY L. CARUSO, B.S., Personnel Finance SHARI CHRYSTAL, B.S.B.A., Marketing BRENDA COHEN, B.S.B.A., Marketing GONZALO DEL-FIERRO, B.A., Personnel SJELMIROZ DJALIL, B.B.A., Accounting MARY M. DOUGLAS, B.S., Procurement AHMAD EMAMI-MEIBODY, B.S.B.A. Urban Development JOEL P. FELDMAN, B.S., Finance WAYNE A. FELDMAN, B.S.B.A., Marketing Procurement MARTHA FRAIR, B.S., Accounting TRACY FREIDAH, B.S.B.A., Business DANIEL FRIEDMAN, B.S.B.A., Business RENE GANDELMAN, B.S.B.A., Marketing DEBORAH A. GARDEN, B.S.B.A., Marketing MITCHELL GARTENBURG, B.S.B.A., Professional Accounting STEVEN T. GETLAN, B.S.B.A., Finance Accounting MARYAM GHANIPOUR, B.S.B.A., Accounting PATRICIA GIAMPA, B.S.B.A., Finance MONTE GINGERY, B.S.B.A., Business J. BENJAMIN GOULD, B.B.A., Marketing CHARLES GUHR III, B.S.B.A., Marketing GLENN HACKEMER, B.S.B.A., Accounting Finance RACHELLE HARRIS, B.S.M.A., Accounting BRUCE HELMES, B.S.N.A., Marketing LARRY ERIC HENTZ, B.S.B.A., Business MERRYL S. HILLER, B.S., Marketing ARNOLD S. HILLMAN, B.S.B.A., Urban Development WENDY HIRSCH, B.S.B.A., Marketing JEFFREY HOROWITZ, B.S.B.A., Urban Development STEVEN HURWITZ, B.S.B.A., Professional Accounting SUMIHIKO ICHIHARA, B.B.A., Economics BARBARA A. (ONES, B.A., Accounting PHILIP P. KAABE, B.S.B.A., Marketing ROBERT KANTOR, B.S.B.A., Finance ELI KAPLAN, B. S.B.A., Business MARYANNE KERNAN, B.S.B.A., Procurement Grants Management ROBERT |. KESTENBAUM, B.S., Finance HENRIQUE KNOTSCHKE, B.S.B.A., Finance ELLEN KOFFS, B.S., Marketing ROBERT M. KRULEVITZ, B.S.B.A., Real Estate ROBERT LANIADO, B.S.B.A., Business KIRK E. LOHRLI, B.S.B.A., Business SUE A. MARCUM, B.S.B.A., Accounting BONNIE W. McDANNALD, B.S., Marketing MAUREEN A. McGOVERN, B.S.B.A., Personnel Administration JEFFREY T. McKENNA, B.A., Professional Accounting SHOREH MALEKZADEH, B.S.B.A. Business MARION R. MILMAN, B.S.B.A. Personnel HAMID PADASH, B.S., Marketing JEANNETTE PASTORE, B.S., Finance DIANE PEREZ, B.S.B.A., Business LEE REBA, B.S.B.A., Marketing DENISE REINACH, B.S., Marketing JOHN E. RIVKEES, B.A., Economics Marketing MORRIS ROTHENBERG, B.A., Marketing MARK B. ROTHMAN, B.S.B.A., Professional Accounting MARTHA A. RUBENSTEIN, B.S.B.A., Finance Economics MARK B. STEINBERGER, B.S.B.A. Marketing JEFF SAMMON, B.S., Marketing DAVID SHALOM, B.S.B.A., Marketing RANDY M. SHERMAN, B.S.B.A., Marketing SHERYL SILVERMAN, B.S.B.A., Urban Development Finance DOUGLAS S. SINETAR, B.S.B.A., Marketing JOHN SITLER, B.S.B.A., Accounting GREIG W. SMITH, B.S.B.A., Business MARTHA E. SMITH, B.S.B.A., Marketing MINDI A. SOLOD, B.S.B.A., • Procurement Grants Management NANCY SUNG, B.S., Accounting MIRIAM TANNENBAUM, B.S.B.A., Marketing JEFF M. TAUB, B.S.B.A., Marketing LANPHUONG T. TRUONG, B.S., Accounting R. SCOTT TURNER, B.S.B.A., Procurement PILAR VALENCIA, B.S.B.A., Business RICHARD j. VARTY, B.S.B.A. Professional Accounting JOHN WAGNER, B.S.B.A. Accounting Economics JOY WATNIK, B.S., Marketing STEVEN WEISS, B.S.B.A., Marketing SCOTT WHIDDON, B.A., Marketing CARL L. WINFREE, B.S., Professional Accounting STEVEN WOLFE, B.B.A., Accounting DAVID WUNC, B.A., Marketing College of Public and International Affairs SGPA The turbulent Sixties and early Seventies brought a steady stream of bad news for Americans — Vietnam, domestic unrest, Watergate, the undermining of traditional moral standards, the change in the relative power relations of the United States and the Soviet Union, the inability to overcome challenges from seemingly weak countries, the fact that japan and Germany (our de- feated enemies) have surpassed the U.S. in economic growth, and finally the seemingly uncontrollable inflation caused partially by our dependence upon foreign oil — that has undermined the nation ' s self-confidence. In the late Seventies and at the beginning of the new decade, I think we can draw a good deal of encouragement from the fact that our institutions of higher education and gov- ernment functioned very successfully during the turbulent period. More importantly, we have students who show a new purpose and seriousness about scholarship and excel- lence in the classroom and later in their ca- reers. Students face a decade in which it will be imperative to develop a more balanced life-style, one in which the needs of personal and collective fulfillment will be in equal balance with materialistic aspirations. Whatever the Eighties bring, it certainly will not be a repeat of the major crises of the last two decades. James Thurber Acting Dean, School of Government and Public Administration SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ELAINE S. BENTLEY, B.S., Political Science Economics GEOFFREY D. BERMAN, B.A., Political Science EDWARD A. BLOOM, B.A., Political Science Economics JOSEPH BLUMENTHAL, B.A., Political Science ROYELEN LEE BOYKIE, B.A., Political Science ABBY G. BUSCHEL, B.A., Political Science LAVERNE BUTLER, B.A., Urban Affairs Justice DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, B.A., Political Science Economics GALE CARMACK, B.A., Political Science ANDREW CASEL, B.A., Political Science JANE CLARENBACH, B.A., Political Science ANDREW CONSTANTINE, B.A ., Political Science ALBERT E. COOK, JR., B.A., Political Science SCOTT CROSBY, B.A., Political Science OLIVIER DE BEAUVAIS, B.A , Political Science BARRY DEUTSCH, B.A., Political Science DAVID DIVER, B.A., Urban Affairs MARTHA J. DUVALL, B.A., Political Science LESLIE EINHORN, B.A., Political Science ' KENNETH EISENBERG, B.A., Political Science PAUL A. FISHMAN, B.S., Political Science Economics JAMES FONTANA, B.S., Economics Legal Administration RICHARD GOLOMB, B.S., Political Science GARY A. GREENBERG, B.A., Political Science SUSAN D. GREENHOUSE, B.A., Political Science SCOTT E. HERSHMAN, B.A., Political Science Jewish Studies CYNTHIA INCAVO, B.A., Political Science ROBERT S. LANGE, B.S., Political Science SANDRA ). LISOWSKI, B.A., Political Science Psychology ALEC PETER LOWENSTEIN, B.A., Political Science THOMAS A. LUNDER, B.A., Political Science LAWRENCE B. MANLEY, B.A., Political Science SONIA I. MARTINEZ, B.S., Political Science RICHARD J. MARTINO, B.A., Political Science Economics CRAIG MAUSLER, B.A. Political Science PAMELA MCCARTHY, B.S., Political Science MICHAEL H. McGREGOR, B.A., Political Science JAMILLA MOORE, B.A., Political Science MARK A. NEEDEL, B.S., Political Science Economics FREDERICK M. NICE, B.A. B.S. , Political Science RICHARD OFFENBERG, B.A, Political Science LOURDES ORTEGA, B.A., Political Science LISA M. PARKER, B.S., Political Science THOMAS A. PETERSEN, B.A., Urban Affairs ROGER PETROCELLI, B.A., Political Science VINCENT RICARDEL, B.A., Political Science AVELINO L. RODRIGUEZ, B.A., Political Science Urban Affairs AMY S. ROSENBLUTH, B.A., Political Science KAREN D. SANZO, B.A., Political Science DEBBIE L. SALINE, B.A., Political Science MARLENA SCHMID, B.A., Political Science ALAN R. SELDEN, B.A., Political Science EVETTA SHERMAN, B.S., Urban Affairs MESHACK M.L. SHONGWE, M PA., Public Administration DAVID SILVERNAIL, B.A., Urban Affairs LAMOTT K. SMITH, B.A., Political Science American History STEVE UNGAR, B.A., Political Science RICHARD VASSAR, B.S., Political Science DEBRA VEYVODA, B.A., Political Science CHRISTOPHER WALCK, B.S., Political Science RICH A. WOLFIN, B.A., Political Science SIS In contrast to students of the Sixties, who attacked an establishment which led them into Vietnam and Watergate, today ' s stu- dents see themselves as active participants in the creation of a responsive and responsi- ble future establishment, one which they hope to work with and through rather than against. It will be a future in which concerns of the nation-state will give way in importance to world problems demanding international solutions. Without this international perspective in the Eighties, students will be unprepared for a twenty-first century in which they will be called upon to assume positions of leadership and decision- making. At this writing it appears that The Ameri- can University will have responded to the challenge of preparing current students for active participation in the future by its adapt- ing the college experience to new realities while maintaining the best aspects of tradi- tional education. Among the most vital of these academic foundations is the ability to communicate. In going into the world of politics, commerce, journalism, engineering, the arts, or almost any field, to make a lasting and far reaching impact upon society, given the growing international perspective, the graduate should be able to communicate not only in ideas but in languages other than his own native tongue. It is in this area of education, among others, that A.U. succeeds most dramatically. William C. Olson Dean, School of International Service SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE KATHY BAISDEN, B.A., International Service MARTHA BAROODY, B.A., Spanish Latin American Studies DAVID K. BARTRAM, B.A., International Relations Foreign Policy BRIAN j. BERRY, B.S., International Studies VALERIE A. BOGACZ, B.A., International Studies ELIZABETH L. BOYLE, B.A., International Studies Economics MARK E. BREWSTER, B.A., nternational Studies Economics FRANK T. CAPRINO, B.S., International Studies KATHLEEN ANN CARSON, B.A., nternational Relations LISA CORNACCHIA, B.A., International Affairs MICHAEL L. DeVINCENTIS, JR., B.A., International Studies Government JACKLYN W. DEWARE, B.A., International Relations German MICHAEL DOMPAS, B.A., International Studies NELSON M. GABAY, 0.A., International Studies MARY R. GALVIN, B.A., International Studies EDWARD W. GAYLORD, JR., B.A., International Studies Business MIMI S. GILLATT, B.A., International Studies Economics GLORIA H. GONZALEZ, B.A., International Relations Latin American Studies CHERSTIN M. HAMEL, B.A., International Studies ABIGAIL L. HOWARD, B.A., International Studies Environmental Studies 126 FREDERICA HUMMEL, B.A., International Studies RUTH MARY KAZAN, B.A., International Studies Economics SCOTT KELLEY, B.A., Economics International Studies M. REID KILLEN, B.A., International Studies Economics LAURA EMILY LAIB, B.A., International Studies Economics KATHLEEN ANN LaMARRE, B.A., International Studies WILLIAM A. LASITE-LUKE, B.A., International Studies GERALD DAVID LEATHERMAN, B.A., International Relations YVONNE C. LODICO, B.A., International Relations Political Science TERI J. MACBRIDE, B.A., International Studies GRACE McCREA, B.A., International Studies JANE McCREA, B.S., International Studies JEFFREY D. MEHALL, B.A., International Studies JOSEPH NAJJAR, B.A., International Studies THOMAS C. OLSON, B.A., International Studies DELEVAY CABRINA OSBORNE, B.A., International Relations JILL ANNE PAITCHEL, B.A., International Relations MARIANNE S. PENSA, B.A., French Western European Studies GISELLE A. PICARD, B.A., International Service ANDREA I. PLOTKIN, B.A., International Studies cL tj Hr ' ' KLAUS D. PREILIPPER, B.A., International Studies PATTIE PREZTUNIK, B.A. International Relations Economics KIMBERLY RANDOLPH, B.A , International Studies DAVID M. RATHBUN, B.A., International Studies HEIDI SEAMAN, B.A., Interdisciplinary in International Studies Procurement, Grants, and Acquisition Management DONNA SHIRA, B.A., International Studies DANIEL S. SMALLER, B.A., International Service Economics AUDREY E. SMITH, B.A., International Studies KATHY STERN, B.A., Spanish Latin American Studies DOUGLAS S. STONE, B.A., International Studies Political Science HARRY E. STOWERS, B.A., International Studies DAVID G. WIENCEK, B.A., International Studies My perspective from which this article is written is that of a lawyer, professor, dean, husband and father born long enough ago to have experienced the Great Depression of the 30 ' s and to have been at " cannon fod- der " age in World War II. These experiences plus others more recent that I have shared with the current college student body lead me to believe that ambiguity and uncer- tainty are the hallmarks of our existence now. What impact ambiguity and uncertainty have had on the current cohort of students is not easily discerned, and I have certainly not made any scientific study of the matter. However, my impression is that students have developed a healthy skepticism, a wil- lingness to " see it as it is " and to be realistic about both self and society. There seems to be perhaps a less than healthy cynicism, a willingness to disbelieve wholly in altruism. But there also seems to be a willingness to find and to create enjoyment where possi- ble, to cherish a moment of appreciation of others and situations. Learning to live with ambiguity and un- certainty is the challenge of the future for today ' s students. This adult generation in- herited a developing technological society from the last generation. Its contribution has been a new awareness of the ancillary cost of the expanded use of technology. Today ' s students must solve the problem of the elimination of the undesirable side effects of the utilization of technology, and must further the efforts to create a more just dis- tribution of the fruits of technology beyond the borders of our own country. These twin tasks are a formidable assignment indeed! Richard Myren Dean, School of Justice SCHOOL OF JUSTICE JAMES ANDERSEN, B.S., Administration MARY BETH CLARK, B.S., Administration of Justice Psychology EARL RANDALL CLOUSER, B.S., Administration of Justice EVAN M. COHEN, B.S., Administration of Justice DOREENA CRAIG, B.S., Justice MARK A. DORNE, B.S., Justice Psychology HAROLD F. EVANS, JR., B.S.A.J. Justice PATRICIA EVANS, B.S., Justice GINA FERGUSON, B.S., Justice JOHN D. HILLMAN, B.S., Justice LAWAN JOHNS, B.S., Justice THOMAS KARSCH, B.S., Justice JUDITH KIRSCHBAUM, B.S., Justice Philosophy SCOTT LAMBERT, B.A., Justice MATTHEW LANNON, B.S., Justice DEBORAH LEVINE, B.S., Justice ROSE LIPSHLJTZ, B.S., Criminal Justice, B.A., Psychology ILENE LITVAK, B.S., Justice MYRNA G. MALONE, B.S., Justice DAVID MARGOLIS, B.S., )ustice DANIEL E. MARKLE, B.S., Justice ROMA OLITT, B.S., Criminal Justice R. LEE POTTER, B.S., Justice JOSEPH R. RAGAZZO, B.S., Justice SONDRA D. RICKS, B.A., Justice SHERIDEN E. RIDGWAY, B.A., Justice LISA SHIMBERG, B.S., Justice KAREN STERN, B.S., Justice TOM SWAN, B.S., Justice THOMAS E. UGAST, B.A., Justice DENNIS T. WATSON, B.S., Justice ELOISE WILLIAMS, B.S., Justice LEONA ZANETTI, B.A., Justice CTA The American University student of the present is part of a not quite silent genera- tion. Compared to the students of the late Sixties, today ' s students appear to be much more conformist and much more serious, having strong career interests. But they are not simple copies of the Fif- ties silent generation. They have decisions to make regarding potential lifestyles and ca- reer paths. Today, they can pursue multiple careers; they can begin in one area and move gradually into another. Despite the appearances of these options, however, there is not the certitude of of op- portunities that underscored the Fifties ' climb to success. Less energy and more international risk contribute to an inability to predict a rosy future. Today ' s students are not quite silent be- cause these men and women live in a world of telecommunication which will no longer permit the luxury of innocence about the human condition — in this nation, in Iran, in Afghanistan. And, given the same input of information, the University is no longer silent either. De- cision making confronts the students and their institution alike, and decision making takes reflective thought, the prevailing mood of the campus today. Robert Paul Boynton Dean, Center for Technology and Administration KATHLEEN A. FEENEY, B.S.T.M. Technology and Management SON To educate professional nurses today to meet future responsibilities requires a strong theoretical base providing the cognitive skills needed to adapt to change. Familiar nursing functions and techniques will be modified and perhaps will even disappear. There will be increasing emphasis on teach- ing and assessment skills. New physical structures could replace familiar health care facilities, and the majority of nurses may be employed outside the acute care center. The factors impacting on the health care system and forcing these changes include competing demands for financial resources, underserviced areas and populations, ex- pansion of the use of technical innovations in health care agencies and increased in- volvement of the public in health policy- making. The one prediction about the future deliv- ery of health care that can be made with any degree of certainty is that it will differ from today ' s model. The settings for care and the functions of nurses will change, but in no way will these changes negate the primary objective of nursing — the care of and con- cern for people. Laura Kummer Dean, School of Nursing SCHOOL OF NURSING STEPHANIE D ' LOSS, B.S. Nursing CAROL ENNIS, B.S.N., Nursing LESLIE EVANS, B.S., Nursing AIMEE FINKELSTEIN, B.S., Nursing KATHLEEN T. FOSTER, B.S., Nursing KAREN-RAE FRIEDMAN, B.S., Nursing ROSEMARY GILLESPIE, B.S., Nursing RISA LEVY, B.S. R.N. , Nursing LAURIE OTTENHEIMER, B.S.R.N., Nursing BARBARA-LUCIA S. RANDALL, B.S.N. , Nursing CLASSIFICATION UNLISTED MARIA DeGIORGI CECILIA GALLO KENNETH KIRK Classes I heard it on the radio (so it must be true) that William Shakespeare and Marie Curie attended classes at American U. To date no one has revealed which classes these eminentoes took, but the radio announcer will probably start giving us clues in order to whet our appetites for mind-jogging experi- ences in the immediate metro area at twenty-seven convenient locations. A.U. is not just limited to looking at the academic careers of these two celebrities. We interviewed the five members of A.U. ' s G.E. College Bowl team (there are usually only four members, but A.U. was given a handicap). We asked each of them to de- scribe his her its most meaningful class. The distinguished joggers and their choices are described below. Ibrahim Riza Ghoatsdbeard designed his own inter-disciplinary major focusing on Imperialistic-Zionistic-Fascistic-Ameri- kanisch economic methods of Pahlevi Up- lift. His favorite course was an independent study project entitled " Grade Inflation. " Hermione Schwarzweiss is a library sci- ence major whose most memorable class (in fact, the only one she could find) was " Library Hours. " LaRoach Cleveland experienced a Kahoutek development of her karma during her SO) " Multi-media Ethnicity in Prisons " seminar. Her favorite class, though, was " Washington: A Place to Burn. " Donna Manana clella Bariga Hernandez fondly recalled all of the classes she has taken as a Latin American Area Studies major. She commented that, " I hov lairned zo mooch ' bout zomting I did no no noting ' bout. " Donna Manana is a native of Beja, Venezuela, Latin America. Raquel Divine is a freshman whose most consciousness-raising learning experience was " Intro to the Secular Humanist White- Liberal Death-Wish 1 " taught by three CPIA professors and the entire Protestant staff of Kay Spiritual Life Center. With meaningful and enlightening courses like these dancing merrily through the psyches of our team, we need hardly wish them any luck. PROFESSORS William C. Cromwell My position here has been somewhat unique because I have held full time ad- ministrative and teaching positions. This has been beneficial. It has given me a broader grasp and sensitivity to many of the Univer- sity ' s operations and problems than would otherwise have been the case. On the calibre of the students, it is virtu- ally impossible to generalize. We have some extremely good students at A.U., and some who are less prepared for academic work. The SAT scores of current freshmen are sig- nificantly higher, and that is a very en- couraging trend. I notice an increased seri- ousness of purpose among students, a greater maturity and steadiness, a somewhat clearer sense of why they ' re here. I think that ' s important. To the extent that private universities are becoming more expensive, this has a filter- ing effect. More students appreciate the po- tential value of a college education and are determined to make something of their op- portunities here. The future of The American University can be bright if we are truly determined to make it so. The commitment to excellence can never become a cliche at American. The cost of education here is such that students have a right to expect absolutely first-rate teaching, professional guidance and ser- vices from the University. Thus, our product must be seen to be significantly better than that available at other comparable or lower cost institutions. Every employee of the Uni- versity has a role to play in making this hap- pen. Finally, it is vitally important for A.U. to acquire more external resources which can be committed toward University operating expenses. We will face serious difficulties in the years ahead if we are compelled to meet rising operational costs with comparably higher tuition charges. taken by Richard Bernstein William Cromwell is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service Kay Mussell Since I came to The American University, shortly before the arrival of the class of 1980, my greatest pleasure has been par- ticipating in this university ' s increasing awareness of its location in the nation ' s cap- ital. We have learned together, faculty and students alike, that being in Washington, in- side and outside of the classroom, offers us all unique opportunities and benefits. This city is every year more diverse and more exciting. Students in every field can partici- pate in the burgeoning activity in politics, the arts, the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, business, communications, and international relations represented in our city. Washington belongs to us on this campus in a special way, but it also belongs to its residents, to the nation, and to the world. New museums seem to open with regularity; new arts and humanities groups spring up; new scientific issues come to the fore as technological change forces deci- sions on government; new special interest groups form and re-form as the problems facing the national government change with the times; internationally famous performing artists appear almost weekly; new groups of international students and city residents ar- rive and contribute to the cultural milieu. We have just begun to realize how rich and creative our environment can be. I foresee an American University in the 1980s with a clear and unique mission to learn from and contribute to this dynamic and wonderful city chosen for us by our founders more than eighty years ago. Kay Mussell is Chairman of the American Studies Department. Prof. Leogrande When the tumultous Sixties were drawing to a close, prognosticators of American cul- ture predicted with great fanfare that the Seventies would bring even greater conflict and strain on the social fabric. The infamous " Me-Decade " followed instead. Because students were so central to the struggles of the 1960 ' s, they have usually been held chiefly responsible for the quiescence of the 1970 ' s. Social conscience, according to the familiar refrain, has given way to self- absorption, idealism to careerism, etc. Such recriminations are, on the whole, unfair. New decades bring new circumstances as well as new generations. America in the 1 960 ' s and early 1 970 ' s confronted the civil rights movement, the women ' s movement, and the war in Vietnam — issues that were both unavoidable and deeply passionate. They offended one ' s sense of idealism and demanded redress. By the late 1970 ' s, the war in Vietnam was over for Americans, and the struggles for human rights by women and blacks had moved out of the streets and into the courts. In their place came issues like Watergate, which produced more dis- gust than passion, and the international pric- ing structure for petroleum, which produces more confusion than anything. If the stu- dents of the 1970 ' s have been less socially activist than their older sisters and brothers were, it is most probably due to the fact that the issues of the 1970 ' s have been more complex and less immediate than those of the previous decade. Professor Leogrande teaches in the School of Government and Public Administration. John Peacock I find A.U. to be an exciting place. The students here are a real challenge, and they ' re as smart as any students I ' ve ever seen. They don ' t have the disadvantage of being pretentious — a syndrome you find in more " austere " institutions. This attitude, the lack of it, I should say, is refreshing. I find the freshmen concerned with " ca- reerism, " however. They want results; they want their education to pay off immediately. They really don ' t need to feel this way. Be- cause they do, they rush to take courses that will make them salable as people, as ca- reers. People don ' t give themselves enough credit. When you ' re taking a course — any course — you ' re exploring, expanding your- self. This process of exploration itself will pay off. If you only take courses you think you should take, you ' ll only wind up in a career you think you should have. It ' s a snowballing effect, and it is an ultimately futile pose to assume. Your education should not constrict you by forcing you into a corner — albeit a safe corner of financial security. Rather an education should free you, expose you to a variety of ideas and options. The prevalence of this attitude is not peculiar to A.U. alone; it ' s a trend of the times. The liberal arts are never given enough of a fair shake, but I think this de- partment is making something of itself in spite of these odds. I have great hopes for this place. taken by Nita Denton John Peacock is a professor in the Depart- ment of Literature. This is his first year at A.U. SPEAKERS Kennedy Political Union Andrew Constantine, Director clockwise from above: Peter Breggin, Julian Bond, lane Fonda, lohn Anderson, C. Brooks Peters, John Dean, Art Buchwald, Congressman Fortney Stark, D-CA, Con- gressman Edward P. Beard, D-RI f f .1 . v « SPIRITUALS 5 - Many People, Many Faiths: Spirituality at A.U. Society in America today is a distinct and resounding statement of pluralism, that diversity being reflected in racial and ethnic groups, political ideologies and religious backgrounds. The American University, located in the hub of our na- tion ' s capital, is a microcosm of our di- verse society. In recent years spirituality and religious identification have increas- ingly become a hallmark of our society, and no less so have these two factors played an important role in the life of A.U. The Abraham S. Kay Spiritual Life Center houses the Center for Campus Ministries. This circular, flame topped structure located on the main quad of the University provides accomodations for many of the diverse religious sects repre- sented on the campus. The offices located in Kay house the chaplains serving several Christian denominations, the Buddhist student population, the Hillel Foundation and the Moslem Student Association. The excellent staff of the Center provides numerous services to the greater Univer- sity community, including counseling, regular services as well as observances of religious holidays, and special programm- ing. This programming ranges from dis- cussions of contemporary religious think- ing to discussions of social issues with a bent toward moral ethical examination. ■■ l oiv e Jewish Students Association Nathan Hoffman, Steven Olgin, Mindy Levine. Hillel Israel Alliance Steven Greenbaum, Nancy Zinbarg, Scott Hershman, Scher, Lindsay Miller — Hi Mel Director. Beth Kesselman, Charles Mayo, Ed Nevbarth, Peter Mil ' Gospel Choir 1st row: Keith R. Ware, Kim M. Ross, Starlet Jones, Linda Jackson, Paula Curry, Debbie Ross, Hellen Wells, Muriel Baker, Francis Braxton, Michelle Logan, De- borah Davis, Dorinda White, Wihelmina Scott; 2nd row: Steven Wright, Gary Carr, Mark Hart, Tim Warner, Glenn McKewon, Sheila Belle, La Shawn Vaulx. A.U. Christian Fellowship David Froberg, Joe Seawell, Mrs. Repak — Advisor, Ralph Whitaker, Marty Duvan, Donna Ducharme, Wil- liam Engert, Mike Reskallah, Steve Berrang, Alan Wright, Linda Zern, Holly Barrett, D.J. Silvernail, George Chakarji, Ayda Chakarji, Pablo Quintero, Keith Cuomo, Joanne Lahner, Pati Bau, Ferris Brown, Marianne Kunzmann, Marianne Metz, Carl Szczesny, Kerstin Davidson, Annie Bergman; not pictured: Mark Au, Scott Crosby, Howy Baker, Kathy Baisden, Leslie Evans, Mark Bradley, Craig Thomas, Heather Thomas, Cal Redmond, Neil Dyer, Al Florence, Leslie Haig, Gary Hart, Mark Hart, Rob Hauser, Dawn Leech, Kevin Kokernak, Beverly Peterson, Earl Salazar, David Voth, Gentry Gingell, Nancy Brunner, Jennie Thiu. , » H r ' » $t ■ RTS The State of the Arts The academic year 1979-80 witnessed a feverish burst of creative energy in the realm of the arts, a realm encompassing dance, drama, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and painting. In keeping with national trends, the major spurt of productivity came from the area of visual media, notably film, photography, video and ventures into multi-media projects. The high calibre of these projects is directly attributable to the existence of the new Media Center on The American Uni- versity campus. The Media Center seemed to spring up like Athena, full-grown, bring- ing with it a wide variety of ambitious ac- tivities and productions. For example, the A.U. Media Center con- tributed to the four-part television series on the Washington rent crisis, with their half- hour program entitled " Paying Rent, " seen on PBS October 2. In addition to supplementing and drawing upon the resources available in the media- rich metropolitan area, the Media Center encouraged its students and faculty to devise and develop their own programs indepen- dently. Some of these campus independent projects included " Super-8 ' 79, " a showing of entries from the Evol Film Society ' s Super 8 Competition, and a Hitchcock film festi- val, which presented a solid weekend of classic thrillers. The Media Center also sponsored various speakers such as Warren Sonbert, indepen- dent filmmaker, who introduced two of his recent works, and Anthony Gittens, Director of the Black Film Institute, who presented a Sengalese film and a lecture on African filmt. There are numerous plans for the imme- diate future of the Media Center. Among these are an expansion of its facilities, primarily in the form of the building of a hundred-seat theatre (to be completed this summer), a media studio lab, student work areas, new offices and a new conference- classroom. Also busy with media projects is the pho- tography program. Among this year ' s ac- tivities, both past and prognosticated, are various photo exhibits, and " Story-Telling. " This latter is a multi-media weekend pro- gram made up of photos, drama and vid- eotapes of story-telling, co-sponsored by the Departments of Performing Arts, Art, and Communication. Like the Media Center, the photography division of the School of Communication has many plans for future expansion, to be mainly accomplished through new equip- ment purchases (studio lighting and cameras), new opportunities for students to do contract work with local modeling agen- cies, and a photo gallery. Not to be outdone, the Art Department sponsored many intriguing gallery show- ings. These included the September showing of works by Leonard Maurer, and October ' s show of selections from the Watkins Collec- tion. November and half of December were devoted to a faculty show; the latter half of December and the beginning of the new year brought a graduate undergraduate show. The spring brought us more specialized showings, including exhibits of student ceramic, sculpture and print works. The major productions of the Department of Performing Arts included An Evening of Songs and Dances from the 30 ' s, the Fall Dance Concert, The Prodigious Snob (Moliere ' s Le Bourgeois Gentilhoome), and this year ' s award-winning script from the Audrey Wood ' s Contest, No Second Trum- pet. This last production was attended by contest originator Audrey Wood herself. Other productions from the prolific de- ' .■ :,),£■ ' % . ■ partment included Frog, a play written, pro- duced and directed by A.U. graduate stu- dent Wm. Arch McCarty II, and Refractions of a Distant Phrase, composed of six sepa- rate dance segments, again attesting to the high standards of theatrical dancing exhi- bited by A.U. dance majors. Sadly lacking in the field of the arts at A.U., this year as last, is the existence of a quality literature magazine. It is now two years since the demise of the much- lamented American Mag. All might not be lost for the literary scene, however, as we have been promised by both the Graduate Student Council and the A.U. Literature So- ciety that a new magazine, a linear descen- dant of both the Mag and last year ' s stop-gap substitute, The Bushwhacker, will be ap- pearing this year. The 80 ' s, it can be seen, opens on a bright note with regard to the artistic climate at The American University, a note promising new endeavors in new fields, perfections in old, and activities in all. Nita Denton Movies 1979 North Dallas 40 Time After Time Apocalypse Now Luna The Seduction of Joe Tynan " 10 " Deer Hunter Phantasm Life of Brian Starting Over Rocky Superman Rocky Horror Picture Show The Main Event Breaking Away The Kids Are Alright Dracula Quadrophenia Alien Star Trek The Amityville Horror Kramer vs. Kramer Love at First Bite The Jerk Moonraker Coming Home Meatballs Animal House Americathon The Turning Point Dawn of the Dead Manhattan China Syndrome The Electric Horseman The American Beauty The American Beauty is the magazine of the Students ' Liberation Movement for the politically- and socially-enlightened stu- dent; an alternative, free paper expressing the views of students and campus organiza- tions in a non-rigid, informal, uncensored fashion. Basically, The American Beauty is an above-ground paper with an underground format. Any student may write for the Beauty, al- though the paper mainly concerns itself with progressive issues such as no nukes, draft registration, and anarchy. But our paper is so much more than that. In addition to our " Letters " column (from personages no less prestigious than John Lennon, Henry Kissinger, and Anonymous), we also have record and concert reviews, announcements of free or 990 concerts, cul- tural events and centers with special student rates. The American Beauty is delivered monthly by subscription. Please show us your support; there are a lot of great people at A.U., and The American Beauty is one of the best ways we can all communicate. David Penn Music 1979 Donna Summer: " Bad Girls, " " On the Radio " The Police Sister Sledge: " We Are Family " Joan Baez Frank Zappa: " Dancin ' Fool " Talking Heads Led Zeppelin: " All of My Love " The Records Steve Dahl: " Do You Think I ' m Disco? " The Ramones Rod Stewart: " Do You Think I ' m Sexy? " B52s Earth, Wind and Fire: " After The Love Has Barbara Streisand Cone " The Razz Doobie Brothers: " What a Fool Believes " The Dead Boys The Who: Quadrophenia The Tubes The Knack: " My Sharona " Elvis Costello Supertramp: Breakfast in America Paul Simon Commodores: " Still " David Bowie The Charlie Daniels Band: " Devil Went Patti Smith Down to Georgia " Blondie: Eat to the Beat Village People: " YMCA, " " In the Navy, " The Cars " In the Eighties " The Clash Devo Cheap Trick James Taylor: Up on the Roof Sniff and the Tears Rolling Stones Chic The room is softly faded. Crystal stillness tints the air As twilight filters through the blind and streaks her auburn hair. I hear her softly breathing, watch her breasts which rise and fall Like billows, cresting, breaking under seagulls ' searching call. I reach across the bed to her, my hand seems not my own. It glows with eerie brightness trailing streaks, sepulchral bone. I lightly run my fingers down her arm, across her thigh. Her skin whines ever faintly. She ' s rubber, toes to eyes. Steven Waxman TV 1979 B.J. and the Bear Lou Grant Real People Happy Days Phil Donahue Laverne and Shirley Mork and Mindy Hart to Hart M A S H Charlie ' s Angels Three ' s Company All in the Family One Day at a Time Eight is Enough Quincy One Life to Live Love Boat General Hospital Fantasy Island As the World Turns 60 Minutes Ryan ' s Hope Saturday Night Live Days of Our Lives Johnny Carson ft V N. t Hi r t Stepping off the edge into the ether of despair I am caught and set mirror to mirror with another traveler Fear of seeing and being seen leaves me and I raise my eyes to yours And I am in them and they are in me Questions are asked and words exchanged in silence Passion breathes within and then is me throughout But the eyes have touched and we part in each forever a share of the other (for Diane) Steven Waxman NV ■ % m « ■■ ' k . ■» • » m i ' i x •• i - . . 1 ♦ V- m w — — .. -SL ■ • " " " i S!8nm Nukes No Nukes, Sola bwe Win Po%er, Water pwer, miniaturization, technology the integrated circuit, devoid oM Kj? 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J FLORISTS SENIOR BIOGRAPHIES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ALLISON ABOOD, Psychology: Phi Mu: Departmental Council Psychology; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee YAKED ADAL, Chemistry JAMS ADOLPH, American Studies ALIREZA ALETOMEH, Economics IUDITH ALEXANDER, Spanish Studies DONNA AMORICCI, Sociology DEBORAH IACQUEUNE ARENTS, Psychology PAUL N. ARCYROPOULOS. Physical Education: Phi Sigma Kappa; intramural football, basketball, Softball, bowling 2,3,4; Inler-fraternity Council 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (social chairman) 3, vice-president 4 EDWARD ASHTON, Microbiology CORY S. BAKER, Chemistry: Alpha Epsilon Delta; Campus Co-op Cleaners manager; Floor President 1; intramural football, baseball MURIEL BAKER, Psychology Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; bowling league 1. cheerleader 1,2,3, co-captain 3; NAACP Secre- tary 2; A.U. Gospel Choir AUDREY BLENDEN, Psychology WENDY BOREISHA, Design intramural Softball 2,3; Eagle pho grapher AMY R. BRANSDORFER, literature Delta Can DEBRA BROWN, Spanish: Phi Sigma Sigma; Alpha Sigma Ph.; College Democrats; A.U Choir ROBERT D. BURG, Psychology: Honors Program 4; Honor Roll DALE C. CAREY, Economics: Alpha Kappa Alpha NAOMI CHAKWIN, Economics STEVE CHIAVERINI, Sociology; Anderson Floor President 4 BEN|AMIN CHIKES, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Vice-President 3,4; Circle K Club, President 3,4; Intramurals football, basketball, tennis. Softball 1,2,3.4; Biology Club 1,2,3,4 DAVID D. CHUBE, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta LOUIS CIPRO, CAS. PERRY FLINT, History Literature: Phi Alpha Thefa History Honor- ary: Dean ' s List 3, Eagle; Bushwacker; Coffeehouse Staff 2 ROBERT D. FREIER, Economics and Finance JOSEPH M. GALLAGHER, CAS USA JANE GARFIELD, CAS DAVID GEORGE, Spanish and Latin American Studies Economics AMY JUNE GOLDEN, Psychology Sociology SUSAN R. GOLDSTEIN, Economics CELSO O. GONZALEZ, CAS MINDY GOODMAN, CAS GORDON HANDIER, Computer Science GARY K. HART, Psychology: Campus Crusade; Big Buddy FERYDOON HATAMI, Computer Science FAITH HERMAN, Psychology MONA H. HERSTIK, Psychology RANDALL B. HILL, Biology: Eagle Photo Editor 2; Photo Pool Manager 3,4; Confederation Media Commission 3,4; Talon photo- grapher; Technical photographic consultant for Biology Depart- ment and Remote Sensing Lab; Physics on the Bay photographer KENNETH IACOBSON, Biology LEESA KAPLAN, Spanish Secondary Education: Big Buddy HAMID KIANIPUR, Computer Science and Accounting HEA-KYUM KIM, Fine Arts HONG S. KIM, CAS. IENNIFER A. KIRBY, Spanish MAUREEN E. LASSITER, C.A.S. Justice MATTHEW LEWIS, Sociology VANCE LEWIS, Sociology Freshman Adyisor, 1979 ANDREA B. LUBECK, Psychology and Sociology LINDA A. MAXWELL, Design IOSEPH H. McHUCH, History and Political Science: Varsity Swimming team 1,2.3,4, co-captain 4; History Undergraduate Council 4 MARC K. MELTZER, Computer Science SUSAN B. MENDELSOHN, History: intramural volleyball 3,4; Leonard Hall Secretary 2, President 3; International Dorm Commit- tee 3, Leonard Desk 3,4 nd Arts: Gospel Choir, Presi- SABRINA R. COURTNEY, Print Journalism Physics: Women in Communication, Inc , UHURU Photography Editor 3; Honors Pro- gram 3,4; NAACP, Vice-President 4; A.U. Gospel Choir 4 LESLIE DANIELLO, Psychology PATRICK DANT, American Studies GWENDOLYN R. DAVIS, CAS JUSTIN M. DEMPSEY, History Economics: Phi Alpha Theta NITA J. DENTON, Literature: Mortar Board 4: Creator Editor of Gray Views, Gray Matters; Diplomatic Pouch, Assistant Editor 4; Talon Copy Editor 4 DAVID H. DEVRIES, Performing Arts: theatre, major productions LESLIE E. DOEHLERT, Sociology: Sailing Club racing 1,2,3; Soci- ology Departmental Council 4 MARTHA MILNER, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta, President; Mor- tar Board, Co-chairman Selection Committee 4; Vice-President leonard Hall; Conduct Council; volunteer tutor and teacher MELANIE NANAYAKKARA, CAS PATTY ORINGER, Sociology KATHY ORLEANS, Design NEILL S. OSTER, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honorary; intramural football, basketball, Softball 1.2,3.4; intramural official (football); Ski Club KENNETH S. PAPIER, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Hon- orary, Vice-President; Sailing Club; Eagle photographer; Taton photographer LAURA A. PEEL, Performing Arts Dance JODY LYNN PESKIN, Foreign Language ' Audio Visual Communi- cation: German Club, President 4; International Floor 2.3; Conduct Council 3; Radio Theatre 2,3; intramural volleyball 3 BEVERLY QUICK, Biology Psychology DAVID F. REDMILES, Mathematics and Computer Science: Tutor, ACM Computer Science Contest, Putnam Mathematical Competi- tion; Potomac Chamber Orchestra; Freshman Student Academic Aide NANCY |. ROLLAND, Art RUSSELL A. ROSENTHAL, Psychology DEBRA ROSS, Sociology MARCOS SAMONDO, Economics BAR8ARA SCHWEBEL, Psychology CYNTHIA C. SPENCE, Latin American Studies Alpha Kappa Alpha. Lambda Zeta Chapter. Vice-President 3. President 4; A.U. cheerleader 1,2; OASATAU 1,2; Pan Hellenic Council; Washington Diplomat Soccer-Honey Dip PAMELA STATON, CAS. CHARLOTTE K. STOCKTON, Physics: Society of Physics Students, President 3; Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society ERIC S. STOTT, American Studies TA-JEN SUNG, Design THOR THORCEIRSSON, Economics CANDACE THURMAN, History Secondary Education: Phi Mu Secretary 3; Institute for A.U., Avignon, France 3; Deans List 2 Who ' s Who; swimming, diving 1; varsity field hockey 1.2,3,4; intramural women ' s basketball, champions 3; English Language institute, tutor and secretary LISA M. TODD, Biology Psychology STEVEN WAXMAN, Literature: Omicron Delta Kappa 4; Who ' s Who 4; Coordinator A.U. Women ' s Newsletter 2; Eagle staff writer 1; Talon Editor 3.4; A.U. Arts Council 1; Confederation Media Commission 3,4 NANCY WEINBERGER, Physical Education: Big Buddy; Educa- tional Policy Committee; Hughes Hall desk receptionist; Food Coop cashier; Assistant Secretary to Physical Education Depart- DAVID WEISMAN, Psychology Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society; Ugman ' s Army SAMUEl WHITE, Design MARGARET WOLFF, Psychology KYUNG S. YIM, Design CHANTAL ZAPATKA, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Soci- ety; Sailing Club SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DONNA FISHER, Elementary Special Education: Delta Gamma HEIDI IACKSON, Education MONA MAZUMDAR, Early Childhood and Elementary Education: Pan Ethnon; Foreign Student Vice-President; MDA Dance Marathon NANCY B. EISENBERG, Sociology ANTHONY ENWEZE, Chemistry I. DOUGLAS rILLAK, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta, President 3,4; Circle K Club, Treasurer 3,4, intramurals. all sports; Eagle DEBBIE J. PETERSON, Psychology Sociology RONDA PLYMACK, Sociology CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ, English as a Second Language: volun- teer English teacher; Latino Institute; A.U. Research Association; OAS; Publication Adult Education in Latin America " SARI SILVERSBERG, Elementary Educalic Phi Mu, Secretary; Vice President 7th floor Hughes 3 SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION STEW KASIOFF, Broadcast Journalism; Sigma Delia Chi; WAMU-AM, Campus News Director 1, News Director 2,3; Col- lege Democrats 1; Emmy Awards Scholarship 4; Sigma Delta Chi Scholarship 4 ROBERT L. KOLKER, Public Relations and Advertising JEFFREY S. LEVINE, Broadcast Journalism; AM U-AM Assistant Music Director, Radiothon disc jockey. Program Director 4; Con- federation Media Commission 4, SOC Personnel Committee; Sec- urity Guard DAMAR ARIKOGLU, Marketing BRYAN BABITZ, Professional Accounting: McDowell Hall Tri surer, 6th floor Vice-President; Accounting Club, Treasurer EDWARD BAkLOR. Finance PAUL BAUDES, Economics; Economic Student Council EDWARD BAND, Accounting: Phi Sigma Kappa; intramural foot- ball, basketball, Softball, Accounting Club GLENN BARBAKOFF, Bu VLADIMIR ASHWORTH, Public Communication: Phi Sigma Kappa; Director Chevy Chase School for Autistic Children; Avant Garde Display designer AMY BERNSTEIN, Visual Media: Softball league 2; London Semes- ter; University Bookstore, film department, photography MAREEN CADY, Broadcast Journal! " WENDI LOWENSTEIN, Media Performance JERRY A. McCOY, Visual Media: Eagle photographe STARLETTE RAWLS, Print Jo ROBIN BERMAN, Finance MARY E. BREENAN, Finance PATRICIA A. BROCK, Accounting: A U. Accounting Club 3,4 JERRY S. BRUCH, Marketing: intramural football, basketball, base- ball 1,2,3,4; intramural basketball captain 2; Sailing 1,2; Ham Radio Club 1,2,3, treasurer GAIL BUOMAN, Marketing: Mortar Board, Secretary 4; SBA Rep- resentative to S.C, General Assembly; Transfer Representative to SIS Cabinet 3; Pan Ethnon 3; College Republicans 3.4 GARY L. CARUSO, Personnel Finance: Phi Sigma Kappa; Rugby Football Club 2,3; lacrosse 2, intramural football, Softball 1,2,3,4; University Weekend Committee; DC. Society for Crippled Chil- JAMES E. CURRAN, JR., Communication: Phi Sigma Kappa; Public Relations Student Society of America; club football 1; lacrosse 2; al football, basketball, Softball 2,3,4; WAMU sports, music ANNE DUFFY, Public Communication LOIS DuPREE, Communication and Sociology STEWART W. EDWARDS, Visu. Undergraduate Advisory Commit! CARDRENIA D. ELLIS, Public Communication ARLENE P. ENGLISH, Broadcast lournalism KATHLEEN FERGUSON, Print lournalism: Eagle staff; Sigma Delta Chi LYNN A. ROSS, Communication DAVID SCHWARTZMAN, Visual ( Broadcast Center T.V crew persor DEBBIE J. SCHWARZ, Visual Communicatio BRYAN SMITH, Communication LEE M. SMOTKIN, Co Eagle reporter 1,2,3; Sports MINDY FRIEDMAN, Communic JILL A. GOLDEN, C cation: WAMU-AM radio sale ELLEN GOLDSMITH, Visual Media: Phi Sigma Kappa pin-up girl; theatre stage manager 1; tennis 2; sailing 3,4; London semester; film-making British Film Institute JAY HANDELMAN, Print lournalism: Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Who ' s Who; Eagle, reporter 1,2, Arts Editor 3; Editor-in-chief 4; Northwest 3; ANS4; Food Co-op Assistant Man- ager 2; Leonard Hall 8th floor Vice-President 3; Confederation Media Commission 3,4 ARTHUR HAVIER, Broadcasting SHOSHANA HIRSCH, Print Journalism International Studic Sigma Delta Chi, President 4; Eagle staff grapher; Talon staff photographer, The Jewish Pickle head photo- grapher; intramural Softball 1,2,3,4; intramural tennis, champi- onship team 2; intramural basketball 1,2,3,4; Big Buddy; Orienta- tion Committee; Hotline Peer Counselor; SC Campaign Manager SHARON HUGHES, Communication KENNETH JACOBSON, Communication LAUREN JACOBSON, Communication EARL S. JENNINGS, Communication; Alpha Phi Alpha Frail Inc.; Capitol Press Club; UHURU; intramural football 1,3; mural basketball 1,2,3 CHERYL ANN SPECTOR, Broadcast Journalism Spanish, minor International Studies: Sigma Delta Chi, Vice-President; College Students in Broadcasting, Vice-President; Women in Communica- tion, Inc ; Northwest, advertisements reporter; WAMU-AM, public affairs; WAMU-FM, newscasts; Eagle, advertising; intramural vol- leyball 1,2,3,4; Spanish French Club and Floor; Bicycle Club; Jewish Student Association; Dean ' s Advisory Committee; Dance Marathon 1979; Honors Internship JODI SPIEGEL, Print Journalism: Eagle reporter; London Semester PATTI STANTON, Visual Media: Women in Communication, Inc.; Talon, photographer; Big Buddy; Honors Internship MAJORIE STAUFFER, Communication MICHAEL S. STONE, Broadcast lournalism: WAMU 1,2,3,4; Play-by-play Eagle basketball 3,4; Eagle 1; A.U. Street Hockey League 1,2,3; Sports Assistant WRC-TV 4 MATTHEW D. STUMP, Print Journalism: Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Eagle 2,3,4, Editorial Page Editor, circulation manager; Honors Internship; Intramurals 2,3 MARY BETH SWEENEY, Communication PETER TOMASZEWICZ, Visual Media: Record Co-op Manager; Founder A.U. Skale Board Club; Ultimate Frisbee; SUB Cinema Chairman 3,4; Concert Committee 1,2,3,4; WAMY DJ MICHELLE ALAINE WARD, Visual Media Elementary Education LOIS C. WEBSTER, Broadcast Journalism: Honors Internship LAUREN WERNER, Visual Media Design: Honors Internship ERIC WIESENTHAL, Print Journalism: Sigma Delta Chi; Eagle staff; Northwest; the Journal newspapers; Intern with National Republi- can Senatorial Committee; Newhouse News Service JANICE WILLIAMS, Communication History: Alpha Kappa Alpha; Commuter General Assembly representative 3; A U. Gospel Choir KOGOD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HELENE ACCHIARDI, Finance BRIAN ALBERTSON, Marketing JOSEFINA ALVAREZ, Business BRENDA COHEN, Marketing GONZALO DEL-FIERRO, Personnel: tennis, bowling, skiing SJELMIROZ DJALIL, Accounting MARY M. DOUGLAS, Procurement WAYNE A. FELDMAN, Markeling Pi MA RTHA M. FRAIR, Accounting: Accounling Club, Vice-President 3, President 4; Omicron Delta Kappa TRACY FREIDAH, Business DANIEL FRIEDMAN, Business RENE GANDELMAN, Marketing: Zela Tau Alpha; Marketing Club; Society for the Advancement of Management DEBORAH A. GARDEN, Marketing: American Marketing Associa- tion MITCHELL GARTENBURG, Business: RHA Comptroller 4 STEVEN T. GETLAN, Finance Accounting MARYAM GHANIPOUR, Accounting PATRICIA GIAMPA, Finance MONTE GINGERY, Business J. BENJAMIN GOULD, Marketing: Marketing Club, Secretary 4 CHARLES GUHR III, Markeli son Williams JORGE F. GUZMAN, Finance GLENN HACKEMER, Accounting Finance: wrestling 1,2,3,4; Ac- counting Club 4; Sailing Club 2,4 LARRY ERIC HENTZ, Business MERRYL S. HILLER, Marketing: Marketing Club ARNOLD S. HILLMAN, Business WENDY HIRSCH, Marketing JEFFREY HOROWITZ, Urban Development The lewish Pickle STEVEN HURWITZ, Professional Accounting: Accounting Club SUMIHIKO ICHIHARA, Ec BARBARA A. (ONES, Accounting PHILIP P. KAABE, Markaing ROBERT KANTOR, Business ELI KAPLAN, Business mission. Chairman I MARVANNE KERNAN, Procurement Grants Management ROBERT |. KESTEN8AUM, Finance. Varsitv Tennis 1 HENRIQUE KNOTSCHKE, Finance ELLEN KOFFS, Marketing ROBERT M. KRULEVIT2, Real Estate ROBERT LANIADO, Business KIRK E. LOHRLI, Business SUE A. MARCUM, Accounting BONNIE W. McDANNALD, Marketing: Marketing Club, Presi- dent; undergraduate representative tor Rank and Tenure — Market- ing Department MAUREEN A. McCOVERN, Personnel Administration: American Society lor Personnel Administration 3,4, President 4 IEFFREY T. McKENNA, Professional Accounting; intramural sports 2,3; Accounting Club SHOREH MALEKZADEH, Professional Accounting MARION R. MILMAN, Personnel HAMID PADASM, Marketing IEANNETTE PASTORE, Finance; A.U. Presidential Scholarship; Honors Program Scholar; Eagle; Florida President of Phi Theta Kappa; General Assembly representative, College of Business; Pan Elhnon |OY WATNIK, Marketing; Delta Gamma, house manager STEVEN WEISS, Marketing SCOTT WHIDOON, Marketing: tennis 1; sa iling 2; Student Presi- dential Election Committee; Junio White House Press Corps photo- grapher CARL L. WINFREE, Professional Accounting: OASATAU Comptrol- ler STEVEN WOLFE, Accounting: Manager A.U. Food Co-op DAVID WUNG, Marketing: Phi Sigma Kappa; intramural football. Softball; Annual Phi Sig Streak SCHOOL OF NURSING BARBARA L. BORKOWSKI, Nursing STEPHANIE D ' LOSS, Nursing CAROL ENNIS, Nursing: intramural volleyball, softball 2,3; SON Council, Secretary; Secretary to Leonard Hall Dorm Council LESLIE EVANS, Nursing: field hockey 1,2,3,4, senior co-captain; basketball 1, intramural volleyball, baseball. Softball; Campus Crusade for Christ AIMEE FINKELSTEIN, Nursing KAREN-RAE FRIEDMAN, Sociological Nutrition: Alpha Chi Omega t ,2,3,4; Rho Lambda 3,4; Alpha Sigma Phi Little Sister 2,3; Talon 2; bowling team 2; Greek Council, Secretary 4: Israel Al- liance 4; Orientation Aid 2,3,4; School of Nursing Council, Trea- surer 2; Grievance Committee 3; Hillel 1 ,2,3,4; Panhellenic Coun- cil Vice-President 3, President 4 ROSEMARY GILLESPIE, Nursing RISA LEVY, Nursing IUDITH KIRSCHBAUM, Administration of Justice Philosophy: Mortar Board; Who ' s Who; University scholarship 2,3,4; SI Dean ' s List 2,3.4; intramural volleyball 1.2; Hughes Hall Treasurer 2: Vice-President Residence Hall Association 3; Conduct Council Board of Examiners 3; Conduct Council Hearing Board 4; Jewish Student Association t,4; desk receptionist 2,3; Coordinator of dorm social events 2; RHA Orientation Chairman 3 SCOTT LAMBERT, Adminis rot I DEBORAH LEVINE, Administration of luslice ROSE LIPSHUTZ, Criminal lustice Psychology ILENE LITVAK, Administration of lustice MICHAEL H. LOVITT, Administration of Justice: Kennedy Political Union; American Correctional Association; American Federation of Police; National Rifle Association; Letter of Commendation; Outstanding Award Letter; " Runner Up Officer of Month " ; D.C. MYRNA C. MALONE, Administration of lustice: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Pom-Pom Squad 1 ; CAI Undergraduate Council DANIEL E. MARKLE, Criminal lustice baseball 1,2,3,4 ROMA OLITT, Criminal lustice R. LEE POTTER, Administration of lustice: Alpha Tau Omega IOSEPH R. RAGAZZO, Administration of lustice; Phi Sigma Kappa SONDRA D. RICKS, Administration of lustice SHERIDEN E. RIDGWAY, SCMC. SC 3, Dorm Council 3; RHA 3 LISA SHIM8ERG, Administration ol luslice: Phi Mu President, Treasurer; General Assembly representative 1 ; Big Buddy 2; Orien- KAREN STERN, Administration of |u TOM SWAN, Administration of lush i of lustice: varsity - DIANE PEREZ, Business LEE REBA, Marketing; Big Buddy 1,2; logging Club; Social Chair- man Resident Floor I; Marketing Club 4; Tavern Board 3,4, Vice Chairman; Accounts lor Public Interest 2 DENISE REINACH, Marketing: A.U. Food Co-op volunteer; United Way volunteer; Marketing Club IOHN E. RIVKEES, Economics Marketing MORRIS ROTHENBERC, Marketing MARK B. ROTHMAN, Professional Accounting: Alpha Tau Omega; intramural Softball 1,2,3,4; intramural football 2,3,4; Dorm Council 4; RA Selection Committee 2,3 MARTHA A. RUBENS TEIN, Finance Economics FRANK M. SALVADOR, Accounting IEFF SAMMON, Marketing RANDY M. SHERMAN, Marketing SHERYl SILVERMAN, Urban Development Finance DOUGLAS S. SINETAR, Marketing: Alpha Epsilon Pi IOHN SITLER, Accounting: Accounting Club GREIG W. SMITH, Business MARTHA E. SMITH, Marketing: Women ' s Varsity Volleyball; Conduct Council; Orientation slaff; Hughes Hall President MINDI A. SOLOD, Procurement Grants Management MARK B. 5TEINBERGER, Marketing NANCY SUNG, Accounting LANPHUONG TRUONG, Accounting PILAR VALENCIA, Business RICHARD |. VARTY, Professional Accounting: Accounting Club BARBARA-LUCIA S. RANDALL, Nursing BURDETT ROONEY, Nursing (ILL S. RUBINSTEIN, Nursing SANDY WOLFF, Nursing COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SCHOOL OF JUSTICE IAMES ANDERSEN, Administration of lustice: A.U. swim team 2,3,4; General Assembly representative School of Communication 2; intramural Softball, champs 1979; intramural basketball 2,3,4 MARY BETH CLARK, Administration of lustice Psychology: Pi Alpha Alpha, selection committee undergrad rep; Mortar Board, Co-Chairperson Selection Committee; CPIA Dean ' s Advisory Committee 4; Who ' s Who; President S| Undergrad Council 4; RA. 3,4; Floor President 2,3; S| Rank and Tenure Committee 2,3; SI Curriculum Commiltee 1,2,3,4 EVAN M. COHEN, Administration ol I chestra; jazz band; DOREENA CRAIG, Administration of Justice MARK A. DORNE, Administration of lustice Psychology HAROLD F. EVANS, |R„ Administration of luslice: President of The Canterbury Club; Association of Federal Investigators; AU Campus PATRICIA EVANS, Administration of lustice GINA FERGUSON, Administration of lustice TODDK.HENNEllY, Adn swimming 3.4 toflu iootball 1; track 2; JOHN HILLMAN, Administration of Justice LAWAN JOHNS, Administration of Justice THOMAS KARSCH, Administration of lustic DENNIS T. WATSON, Administration of Justice: Wrestling 4 ELOISE WILLIAMS, Administration of lustice: A.U. Cheerleader 4; Dean ' s List; N AACP, Political Director 4, Fundraising Chairperson 2,3; OASATAU LEONA ZANETTI, Administration of lustice SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ELAINE S. BENTLEY, Political Science Economics: Pi Sigma Alpha; Sigma Delta Chi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Who ' s Who; Talon 1,2,3,4, office manager 1,2, Associate Editor 3,4, Layout Editor 4; American Magazine 1,2. Office .Manager 1,2; intramural volleyball 3; Big Buddy 1; PIRG 3; A.U. Women ' s Center 4; A.U. Phon-a- thon 3; French Spanish Club 2.3,4; Interclub Council 3; Pre-law Society 4; Confederation Media Commission 3,4 chestra 1, wind en- EDWARD A. BLOOM, Political Science Economics: RHA Control- ler 3; Big Buddy; Jewish Student Association; College Democrats; Capitol Hill intern IOSEPH BLUMENTHAL, Political Science: ZBT Fraternity, Presi- dent; Fighting 5th football team; Captain Rodents Runners; basket- ROYELEN LEE BOYKIE, Political Sen LAVERNE BUTLER, Urban Affairs lustice: Big Buddy, Gospel Choir; Student Learning Urban Methods (SLUM) DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, Political Science Economics: Mortar Board; Who ' s Who; Confederation Media Commission 4 varsity golf 1,2,3,4; varsity swimming I; Resident Advisor 3,4; SC. As- sociate Comptroller 4, Dorm President 2 GAIL CARMACK, Political Science: Big Buddy; OASATAU ANDREW CASEL, Political Science JANE CLARENBACH, Political Science: Residence Hall Staff ANDREW CONSTANTINE, Political Science: Director Kennedy Political Union 4; Who ' s Who; D.C. Co-Chairman for Students for Kennedy in 1960 ALBERT E. COOK, |R„ Political Science SCOTT CROSBY, Political Science: Alpha Tau Omega; President Greek Council; Campus Crusade for Christ; varsity men ' s swim- ming 1 OLIVIER DE BEAUVAIS, Political Science BARRY DEUTSCH, Political Science: Who ' s Who; freshman repre- sentative 10 Student Union Board 1; SUB Associate Comptroller 2; SC Student Library Committee 4; Co-chairman, AU PIRC 3 DAVID DIVER, Urban Affairs IESUE EINHORN, Political Science KENNETH I. EISEN8ERC, Political Science: Phi Sigma Kappa; SGPA Honors Program; Pi Sigma Alpha; Who ' s Who; Club foot- ball; SC Associate Comptroller 2; London Semester PAUL A. FISHMAN, Political Science Economics: American Beauty Magazine; Frisbee Club 4; Loadies; 3rd Floor McDowell Presidents Club LAMES FONTANA, Economics Legal Administration: Phi Theta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa, President; Pi Sigma Alpha; Black Belt Karate 3,4; SCPA Unriergrad Council, Confederation Media Commission 3 AMY S. ROSENBLUTH, Political Science KAREN D. SANZO, Political Science DEBBIE L. SALINE, Political Science MARLENA SCHMID, Political Science ALAN R. SELDIN, Political Science EVETTA L. SHERMAN, Urban Affairs: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., President 3, Secretary 4; NAACP, Chairperson of Education Committee 3; Panhellenic Delegate 4; Alpha Angel of Alpha Phi Alpha 4; Resident Advisor, Selection Committee 4, Administrative Hearing Board 2 MESHACK M.L. SHONGWE, Public Administration LAMOTT K. SMITH, Political Science American History: Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity; Political Science Honor Society; Mortar Board; Who ' s Who, Greek Council; Inter-Fraternity Council; un- dergraduate representative History Department Council STEVE UNCAR, Political Science: varsity tennis RICHARD VASSAR, Political Science: Young D FREDERICK HUMMEL, International Studies RUTH MARY KAZAN, International Studies Economics SCOTT KELLEY, International Studies Economics: Phi Sigma Kappa M. REID KILLEN, International Studies Economics: Pan Ethnon 1.2; Asian Studies Club 4; Co-op Ed — World Bank 3; SIS Under- graduate Council 1; International Week I, FORSA Reception WILLIAM A. LASITE-LUKE, International Studie YVONNE C. LODICO, International Relations Political Science. AU Women ' s Center; College Democrats; AU Committee Against Investments in South Afri TERI |. MAC8RIDE, In I Studies ial Studies: Resident Adv GARY A. GREENBERG, Political Science: Student Confederation, Publicity Department; intramural football, basketball, soccer, Softball; Washington Semester; Congressional Internship SUSAN D. GREENHOUSE, Political Science SCOTT E. HERSHMAN, Political Science |ewish Studies: Phi Sigma Kappa; Who ' s Who; State of Israel, Student Authority Merit Schol- arship; lewish Pickle; intramural football, basketball. Softball 1,2,3,4; undergraduate representative to Academic Affairs Com- mittee; Student Advisor Jewish Studies CYNTHIA INCAVO, Political Science ROBERT S. LANCE, Political Science SANDRA |. LISOWSKI, Political Science Psychology: Who ' s Who; Kennedy Political Union 2; SUB Commission of Community Affairs 2, Director of Publicity 2,4; Intern US. Probation Officer 4; Semes- ter in Denmark 2; Urban Studies Semester 4; tutor, Mann Elemen- tary School 3; Big Buddy 1,2; A.U. College Democrats 1; St. Elizabeth ' s Project Coordinator 2; Mutual Assistance Program 2 ALEC PETER LOWENSTEIN, Political Science- Alpha Epsilon Pi THOMAS A. LUNDER, Political Science: Phi Sigma Kappa; intra- mural basketball, Softball 1,2,3,4, football 2,3,4; Phi Sig pledgemaster 4, Sentinel 3 LAWRENCE B. MANLEY, Political Science: Mortar Board; Who ' s Who; Resident Advisor; Public Relations Director OASATAU; Minority Credit and Capital Formation 197B SONIA I. MARTINEZ, Political Sen RICHARD |. MARTINO, Political Science Economics: Mortar Board, President; Who ' s Who; Pi Sigma Alpha; Eagle staff 1,2,4, Photography Editor 3: intramurals basketball, Softball; Confedera- tion Media Commission 2.3,4; Conduct Council 3; Administrator ' s Evaluation Committee 4; SGPA senior teaching assistant, SGPA student advisor CHRISTOPHER WALCK, Political Sen SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE GLENN ALBIN, International Service: Pan Ethnon MARTHA BAROODY, Spanish and Latin mericin studio: Omi- cron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha, Who ' s Who; DC Commission on Post Secondary Education; AU Women ' s Club Junior Scholarship; Undergraduate Departmental Honors, Language and Foreign Studies DAVID BARTRAM, Foreign Policy VALERIE A. BOGACZ, International Relations Public Communica- tion: Alpha Chi Omega; RHA Secretary; Chairman Elections Committee; Academic Affairs Committee; Floor President; Presi- dent Little Sisters of Alpha Sigma Phi; Pan Ethnon; Resident Advi- sor; Student Recruiter; tour guide for Admissions MARK E. BREWSTER, International Studies Economics: Student Library Advisory Committee; Pan Ethnon; Big Buddy |ANE MCCREA, International Studies IEFFREY D. MEHALL, International Studies JOSEPH S. NA||AR, International Studies THOMAS C. OLSON, International Studies: The Envoy; Editor of Grassroots Chronical, College Republicans ' newsletter: College Republicans, Vice President 2; PAN Ethnon; ICC DELEVAY CABRINA OSBORNE. International Relations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.; Rho Lambda; OASATAU; NAACP; stage manager Drama Ensemble; varsity lacrosse, Drexel Univer- sity 1; Boy Scout troop den mother |ILl ANNE PAITCHEL, International Relations: Pan Ethnon; intra- mural basketball 1,2; intramural Softball 2; Co-chairman Foreign Student Reception 77 MARIANNE S. PENSA, French Western European Studies GISELLE A. PICARD, International Studies ANDREA I. PLOTKIN, International Studies KLAUS A. PREILIPPER, International Studies PATTIE PREZTUNIK, International Relations Economics: ODK, Who ' s Who; General Assembly SIS; Student Confederation Presi- dent 4; Chairman Dance Marathon 3,4 KIMBERLY RANDOLPH, International Studies HEIDI SEAMAN, Interdisciplinary in International Studies Procurement, Grants and Acquisition Management: Pan Ethnon 1,2,3; Undergraduate Advisory Committee; Tourguide Association PAMELA MCCARTHY, Political Science: Delta Gamma; Who ' s Who; Mortar Board; intramural volleyball 3,4; President of Leonard Hall 2, Secretary 1; Resident Advisor FRANK CAPRINO, International Studies KATHLEEN ANN CARSON, International Relations: Phi Sigma Alpha, Creighton University; Diplomatic Pouch; transfer represen- tative SIS Undergraduate Cabinet 78 LISA CORNACCHIA, International Affairs DONNA L. SHIRA, International Studies Delta Gamma; Mortar Board; Rho Lambda honorary; Who ' s Who; Resident Advisor; Pan Ethnon; Little Sister of Alpha Sigma Phi; T.A for Behavior Princi- ples DANIEL S. SMALLER, International Studies Economics: Phi Sigma Kappa; varsity tennis 79; internship at State Commerce Depart- ments; AID and Washington International Center MARK A. NEEDEL, Political Science Economics: Phi Sigma Kappa RICHARD OFFENBERG, Political Scie LISA M. PARKER, Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha; teaching assis- tant, Intro to American Government; Administrative Assistant; Governor of Alaska, Alaska State Legislature; para- legal LACKLYN W, DEW ARE, International Relations Germa MICHAEL DOMPAS, International Studies Asian Studies Club, Vice-President 4; Executive Council of Foreign Students Associa- MARY R. GALVIN, International Studies: Pan Ethno AUDREY E. SMITH, I KATHY STERN, Spanish Latin America: Internships — Congres- sional Hispanic Caucus 3; Senator Robert Dole 3; Adelante (com- munity activist organization) 4 DOUGLAS S. STONE, International Studies Political Science: Middle East Editor, Diplomatic Pouch; Who ' s Who; President SIS Llndergraduate Cabinet 4; SIS Undergraduate Studies Committee 3; SIS Dean ' s Search Committee 3; " Americant " {performing arts) 2; State Department intern 4; administrative assistant SGPA 4 MIMI S. GILLATT, International Studies Economics GLORIA H. GONZALEZ, International Relations Latin American Studies: Latin American-Caribean Students Associalion (LACASA); Foreign Students Association (FORSA); Pan Ethnon; Dean ' s List 2 CHERSTIN M. HAMEL, International Studies: Mortar Board, Who ' s Who; Pan Ethnon; Big Buddy; varsity volleyball 2, badminton 1; St. Elizabeth ' s Volunteer, Model U.N.; American Society Personnel Administrators CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION Lb KATHLEEN A. FEENEY, CTA A Thank You Note For the past two years at this time, early January, I have bathed luxuriously in the pre-orgasmic pleasure of the near comple- tion of the Talon. At the present writing, the A.U. yearbook consists of a two and a half foot long, or so, file of photos, beginning with a selection of riot, sleep-in, love-in, psychedelic photos taken from early Sixties ' Talons and ending with an envelope of fu- ture photos donated by the Department of Energy. Copy sheets, roughly two hundred, soon to be accompanied by an additional seventy or eighty, fill out a large, black binder. As I write this, Lynny, the layout edi- tor, busily crops photos and maps out aes- thetically balanced picture blocks on page after page of layout grids. I have to respect her perseverance; Lynny lays out the entire book singlehandedly each year — we ' ve worked together in the same respective posi- tions for two years now — and each year, although she completes ninety per cent of the work in the-last five days, she never fails to produce an elegant, visually creative, consistent book. Tuesday is the deadline for 1 00% submission — all of it — four days to go. I have absolute faith in her. And Nita, the copy editor. Last year, when Lynny and I had no staff and no photo- graphers, I did Nita ' s job. I know what it ' s Credits Editor — Steven Waxman Photography Editor — Vincent Ricardel Assistant Editor, Copy — Nita Denton Assistant Editor, Layout — Elaine Bentley Office Manager — Jeanne Marshall Business Manager — John Berg Associate Business Manager — Michael Polikoff Cover Design — Steven Waxman Cover Photographer — Vincent Ricardel Photographers (random order): like to remind people, gently, adamantly, pleadingly, of the deadlines for the articles they agreed to write and to have on your doorstep, typed, a month ago. And proof- reading — space, period, no space — par- ticularly when you reread your work and find a missing comma, and you wonder how many more missing commas you didn ' t see the first time around, particularly since they weren ' t there to see anyway. I appreciate her perseverance, your perseverance, Nita, if you ' re reading this. And Vince, Vinnie, Vincent, photo editor, a luxury Lynny and I had to do without last year, and surely a necessity this year. As I clung to his back and beat him cruelly with a whip for missing group photos, Vince put together a photo file so complete, so exten- sive. Each photo made a specific statement; none were random, vague or superflous. We can also thank Vince for the clubs, sports and Greeks. And speaking of the clubs, sports and Greeks — a job of organization which could compete only with the piling of fifteen men into a phone booth — names, spellings, peo- ple at the right time at the right place at the same time at the same place (I was lucky; I avoided the job altogether for two years running) — for the untangling of this Gord- John Alvord Dan Carpey Lauren Shaffer Chrissie Harrigan Phillip Taylor Patti Stanton Bruce Goldstein Arthur Jacobs Mike Polikoff John Vorperian Debbie Becker Ann Riley Eileen Proctor ion ' s Knot, I would like to thank our office manager, Jeanne. Jeanne consistently bore the weight of the egos which surrounded her — myself included — the jobs we couldn ' t do because they were too hard or too tedius or too painful — she made all the calls to set up the group appointments; she compiled the master list of all the seniors. You name it, she did it. All her jobs took patience — with the students, yes, but particularly with the rest of us, the staff. Thank you, Jeanne. And business. Thank you Michael and John. You had more balls than I to cold can- vass Georgetown. I street-peddled rings once in the Manhattan diamond district, but people came to me. You went to them; that I respect. I ' m sure there ' s more. So many people helped — a blessing after last year ' s dual effort. When I typed out the credits sheet last night, it came to two pages: photographers, writers, artists, etc., etc., etc. Thank you all. It was fun — even all the screaming and the threats, and the door-graffiti sessions. What do you get when you harness a troupe of egos? An outrageous year and a yearbook to prove it. Steven Waxman Editor, Talon Geoff Tofield Randy Hill Megan Casey . Tom Cosgrove Photo Pool Manager — Randy Hill Incidental Artwork — Su Koch Senior Portraits — Delma Studios, Daniel Webster Publisher — Hunter Publishing, John Bailey Writers are credited at the end of their articles. Moral Support and typing — Jo Williams Many thanks and much gratefulness to Nita, Randy and Steve. It will be forever impossible for me to ex- press how much you all mean to me for being there when I ' ve needed you, either for all four years of college or for the small time I ' ve known you on the yearbook staff. Long live bunny rabbits, unicorns, Samurai pho- tographers and the Bizarre. Lyary Bentley Associate Editor, Talon - y ■ : it V N

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