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Digitized by tlie Internet Arcliive in 2007 witli funding from lly ras is M e m be rs anel SJ oan l o u nd atlo n littp: www.arcli details Jalon1988amer The 1988 Talon, volume 62, is the year- book of The American University. The book was published by Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem, North Car- olina. Each copy contains 392 pages, 32 pages in four-color. Pages 1-16 and 369-384 were printed on lustro paper. Pages 17-368 and 385-392 were printed on dull enamel paper. The cover is a lithograph of the McKinley Building drawn by Elisa Komins. It is a vellum cover specially ordered to match PMS 424. Endsheets are printed on tinted paper 328 granite. Divider pages were photographed by Maria Yap and Kimberly Fedio using a 4 x 5 large format camera. Fourcolor photos on pages 9 and 371 are by Elisa Komins. Pop-up photo on pages 56 and 57 by Mitchell Weinraub. Additional specificahons available upon request; 228 Mary Graydon Center, The American University, Washington, DC 20016, (202) 885-1420. 3. AH rights reserved. Library of Corigress card catalog number 83-643275 ISSN 0736-9727 The 1 988 Talon is a publication of The American University, Washington, D.C, The copynght of all photographs appearing in The 1 988 Talon revert back to the photographer after publication. Written permission must be ob- tained from The 1988 Talon editor-in hief to reproduce anything other than photographs- The 1988 Talon was produced by a staff of students at The American University, without direct affiliation to the university administrahon. Editorial and business offices: 228 Mary Graydon Center, The American University, Washington, D.C. 20016, (202) 885-1420. The American University Uniwersutet Amerykariski De American Universiteit Die Amerikanische Universitat AMepUKHHCKU yHUbepCUMOM A Universidade Americana Det Amerikanske Universitet L ' Universite Americaine La Universidad Americana L ' Universita Americana Dai Hoc My Det Amerikanske Universitet Univesitas Amerika Amerikan Yliopisto Amgtumku yHUBepsuTex Americki Univerzitet 0-|t llEl?l- tl] )- Die Amerikanische Universitat AMepUKBHCKU ? VHUbepCUMeM A Universidade Americana Det Amerikanske Universitet La Universidad Americana L ' Universita Americana Dai Hoc My Det Amerikanske Universitet Univesitas Amerika Amerikan Yliopisto Uniwersutet Amerykariski The American University Editor ' s Note 228 Marv Graydon Center: a life-size pos- ter ot Albert Einstein, a mythological tree named Talon Ted, croppers, haberules, de- sign books, and clutter from the lives of the infamous TALONTEERS. This is the epi- center of The 1988 Talon. This is the place that 392 pages were conceptualized, argued about, designed, laid out, and put on the computer. This is where we all came together to work, eat, laugh at ourselves, complain about our roommates, dispute reality and look for someone to ease our post-exam anxiety. And, this is where we talked about YOU — the AU community. We tried to understand you, sometimes without understanding ourselves. We wanted this book to be for each one of you, from the groundskeepers, to the Wheel of Fortune addicts, to the deans. This uni- versity, this microcosm of life that we fondly call AU, involves every last one of you, and sometimes, that is overlooked. Sometimes the top-dollar and diplomat shade out the every day " hey, I ' m happy to be here " student. We wanted this book to say something to everyone, and we wanted it to accurately capture the essence of AU. We wanted you to remember the changes that were occu- ring. We wanted you to remember the first sparks of athletic spirit, and AU ' s political and intellectual spirit that was the very basis of AU ' s founding. The Hurst Hall cornerstone was laid in 1896 with the same gavel that George Washington used to lay the cornerstone for the Capitol building. That day they were thinking of a university that captured the political spirit of the capital city, of an alternative to the Catholic institutions which discriminated against Jews and other minorities. They felt a sense of pride. Now, nearly 100 years later, maybe we ' re NOT rallying around a football team, but we ' re rallying around causes we believe in. We ' ve been called a generation of softies, materialists with no concern for hum- anity... that ' s cynical rhetoric from a baby- boomer without a lifestyle. I ' ve worked with over 25 people this year who disprove this. These people taught me a lot about AU, and a lot about myself. We increased the book by almost two hundred pages, we included underclassmen, faculty and staff for the first time. We added two new sec- tions: campus humor and style. These people didn ' t look at me and say, " You ' re crazy. We ' re too busy working on our egos. " They sacrificed their time and gave a lot of themselves. Their reward? In the middle of all these lay-out sheets, staff meetings and philosophizing, those college scenes you read about in Ti er Beat really do happen. People give advice. People get advice. People realize the " whys " . During 56 hour deadline marathons, you begin to communicate almost telekinetically. (Coca- cola and HO-HO ' s are powerful sub- stances.) Those Kodak commercial mom- ents are the best part of doing this job. When I decided to take this job on, I never realized how much it would affect me. This year. The Talon has been my life. Producing a book is in many ways like a pregnancy. (Breathe 2, 3, 4) You do every- thing you can during your term (13 months) and then you wait for the labor pains to begin. (Exhale 2, 3, 4) I ' ve slept fit- fully around deadlines and had reoccuring fire dreams where I smell smoke from my Mass. Ave apartment. In the dream, I sprint up to MGC only to see smoke over the Talon office!! I fight off AU Security and dash into the office in time to scoop up com- puter disks, photos, lay-out sheets! Whew! Sound neurotic? You bet. Now, the contractions are coming closer together. I keep going back over pages in my mind. I repeat to myself three times be- fore going to bed each night: " The book is not going to be perfect, " while crossing my fingers and hoping that it will be as close as humanly possible. AU has taught me a lot, given me a lot, forced me to take a look at complex issues that are easier to ignore. This is my gift to a university that I love. As much as this book means to me, I couldn ' t have done it alone. There are a lot of other people who made this possible. Thank you doesn ' t seem like enough. (Per- sonal masseuses and my first born are pro- bably more in line.) But here goes: The first thank you goes to the yearbook elves themselves, the Talonteers. They all made a committment to excellence and pro- fessionalism and pulled together to make this book a reality. They put up with my occasional bouts of baffledom, my out- bursts of stress laughter, my right-brain aptitude and my uncanny ability to work song lyncs into everyday conversahon. I especially have to thank Jenny Benny Silo Barnes, my associate editor, for being there through, not only the thick, but the MURKY SYRUPY, i.e. Deadline I. I also would like to thank Brian F. Keane and his humor cohorts for diving into the unknown without even a scuba mask. If you guys were any funnier, 1 would be jailed upon publication. Final staff thank you goes to the die-hards who endured Deadline II: the Jenz (the beginning of their European Tour ' 88); John for initiating " stress dancing; " Bradbear and Kim F. for fighting computer baffledom; Kimbo, for rolling up her sleeves during deadline and leading the way to the party afterwards; PBH, photo- taking luv god in training, for his photo talents and violent outlook on life; Kather- ine, for truly understanding the meaning of " deadline; " and Elisa, Patty, Dave, Matt, Jess, Noel and Chris for their dedication and input. You are an amazing staff — year- book pulitzers and bronze croppers for all! I would like to thank Lou Anne Caligiuri and the Student Activities office for virtu- ally everything, our wonderful rep John Bailey, Carl Wolf Studio Inc. for the service, UPPO for photos, Craig Stevens for putting the " umph " in Media Madness, P.Chris Cifatte for steering the CMC and laughing at the right times, Ann Zelle for her counsel, WAVE-TV for sound effects through the vent, Maria Yap and Kimberly Fedio for their incredible talent and time in photographing our divider pages, Ron our mailman for his smile and outlook on life. Sports Information for their professional manner, our computer friends for mistak- ing us for a supply closet (SHHOOOZ me. room?). Vera Stafford Knight (the first Talon editor) and all editors before me, especially J.D. Quale (1985 Talon), for his friendship, honesty, en- couragement and for being the first person at AU to believe in me, and Provost Milton Greenberg for reminding us that adminis- trators do read this book. Finally, I would like to thank my friends for enduring a year of constant Talontalk, Karen Schofield for journeying into CAR- RIELAND and surviving, my roommate Shanta (AKA Tantbear or Shabear) for list- ening to my hopes and fears and allowing me to sing her name in every song imagin- able, and my family, especially Mom, Cub, and Cath, for all the love, encouragement, and verbal hugs via telephone. I couldn ' t have done it without you. Carrie Earle editor-in-chief 1988 Talon Editorial Board editor-in-chief associate editor business manager office manager administrative assistants Carrie Earle Jennifer K. Barnes Jennifer Beck Kim Trusty Jessica McGovern Noel Schroeder academia editor assistant academia editor arts editor campus editor campus humor editor campus humor assistant editor campus humor creative consultant clubs editor metro editor athletics editor contributing editor photo editor assistant photo editors special projects photographers illustrator contributing layout editor Bradley C. Gretter Kimberly D. Folio John A. Hodder Christine Bostick Brian F. Keane Steve Rye Robert M. Connallon Amy Prezbindowski Katherine Lucal Matthew Geitner Michelle Aronoff Ehsa Komins Patricia Loo Dave Robison Pete Howson (PBH) Michael Nicklas Michele de Souza Liane White Contributors copy P. Chris Cifatte Chris Duran Sue Garman Jodi Goldberg Tom Klihis Jonathan Moore John Piatt Kevin M. Sturtevant Kim Thiboldeaux Mitchell Weinraub divider page photographers Kimberly Fedio Maria Yap photographers Tareq Al-Shatti Amanda Baldridge Syndey Bastro C. Milton Beeghly (Beegs) Mary Beth Carlisle John DeLuca Jeffrey Held Jules Hulton Hutch Betzy Reisinger Amy Semyak Susan Strange Dana Thomas Michele Tiemey Christina Tavera Michael Wallenius Mitchell Weinraub CONTENTS CAMPUS 30 CLUBS 58 CAMPUS HUMOR 84 METRO 106 STYLE 132 ARTS 150 ATHLETICS 180 JOURNAL 216 ACADEMIA 242 mfyLsB " FREEDOM HI| Q H SUNDAY " Hn 0VIET TT C»% Christina Tavci 28 Campus rofiles: Greg Rabinowitz I am a motivator. I want to get people in- volved. A sockless political science preppy from East Windsor, New Jersey, junior Greg Rabinowitz is not intimidated by stereo- types or discouraged by apathy. His extra- curricular career at AU began when he was elected president of Letts Hall his freshman year. When he was elected to represent Letts on the General Assembly in the fall of 1986, he realized its potential. " By combin- ing my roles in the SC and RHA, I had all aspects of dorm politics covered. 1 honestly believed that I could make Letts Hall a bet- ter place, " Rabinowitz said. With his re-election to the hall presidency in the spring of ' 87 and to the GA in the fall, Rabinowitz knew that he was on the right track to changing Letts ' image. " I finally felt a good chemistry in Letts, " he said. " The perfect combination of people and circum- stances allowed me to finally bring every- thing together. " He had a major impact on the Student Confederation election last spring. He was also an assistant to the orientation directors last summer. His steadfast enthusiasm dur- ing orientation week won him the unsung hero award at the annual orientation aide party. What about life after AU? Rabinowitz is interested in campaign management and political consultation. His long term goals? He wants to be a senator from New Jersey. He says, " I am a motivator. I want to get people involved. " Kim Thiboldeaux contributing writer editor ' s )wte: On March 5, 1988, Greg Rabino- witz was elected Student Confederation Presi- dent for the 1988-89 school year. Michael Gross ' ' Students are saying: This is my home. " Residence hall spirit is building. You wouldn ' t have seen that three or four years ago, " said Michael Gross, Director of Resi- dential Life. Gross needs no prompting when asked about the trends in on-campus living. One of the main goals of his office is to support and operate the residence hall communities as a functional and visible part of AU. Gross is at home with students. Before coming to AU in 1980, he was a resident ad- visor at Bucknell, and resident director at George Washington University and the Rhode Island Institute of Technology. These jobs gave him practical knowledge of how people work within the residence hall system and how the buildings operate. He knew he liked the field, and after a residential life administrator at Bucknell advised him to pursue it as a career. Gross examined his options. He said, " knew if I was serious about this I needed my Ph.D. " After earning his doctorate. Gross jomed the then combined Offices of Housing Management and Residential Life. He was assistant of residential life. As director of the now independent of- fice, one of Gross ' duties is training new resident advisors. This year, he taught a mandatory class for first year RA ' s. " It (the class) helps them to learn their jobs and to get to know each other, " said Gross. What are the advantages of working in a place where most of the inhabitants are stu- dents? " It makes me feel younger, " said Gross. He noted that working with stu- dents has made becoming a father much easier. " I ' ve got a built-in babysitting pool right here. " he said. What goals does Gross have for his office and the on-campus community? " I ' d like the faculty to become more involved with residence hall life. I think we have some fascinating faculty members in the AU community, and I want to see them partici- pating more with residential members, " he said. He added that the construction of Cen- tennial Hall last year has prompted more upperclassmen to remain in on-campus housing. It also provides off-campus stu- dents with a " base " where they can visit friends and still feel a part of residential life. What ' s the best thing he ' s heard from on- campus students this year? " Students are saying: This is my home. " Michelle Aronoff contributing editor Student Distribution By Country Afghanistan Algeria Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Benin Bolivia Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burma Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Islands Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Cyprus Czechoslovakia Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Ethiopia Fiji France Gabon Gambia Ghana Great Britain Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guyana Haiti Honduras 10 Hungary 8 Iceland 1 India 7 Indonesia 2 Iran 18 Iraq 5 Ireland 19 Israel 1 Italy 1 Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kuwait Lebanon Liberia Libya 40 Malagasy Republic 12 Malawi Malawi 1 Malaysia 2 Maldives 1 Mali 2 Mauritania 7 Mexico 16 Morocco 16 Nepal 12 Netherland Antilles 18 Netherlands 2 Nicaragua 41 Nigeria 8 Norway 1 Oman 7 Pakistan 53 Panama 30 Paraguay 2 Peru 10 Philippines 2 Poland 9 Portugal 10 Qatar 12 Rwanda 1 Saint Kitts 1 Saint Luda 51 Saudi Arabia 44 Senegal 55 Sierra Leone 7 Singapore 2 Somalia 20 South Africa 16 Spain 9 Sri Lanka 16 Sudan 39 Surinam 38 Swaziland 4 Sweden 89 Switzerland 20 Syria 42 Taiwan 9 Tanzania 2 Thailand I Tonga 3 Trinidad Tobago 33 Tunisia 1 Turkey 3 Uganda 2 United Arab Emirates 24 USSR 13 Uruguay 4 Venezuela 1 Vietnam 8 West Germany 11 Yemen 17 Yugoslavia 7 Zaire 6 Zambia 17 Zimbabwe 27 11 Total By State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana 25 Maine 7 Maryland 30 Massachusetts 8 Michigan 307 Minnesota 55 Mississippi 292 Missouri 44 Montana 171 Nebraska 325 Nevada 67 New Hampshire 19 New Jersey 3 New Mexico 176 New York 43 North Carolina 29 North Dakota 26 Ohio 36 Oklahoma 33 Oregon 32 Pennsylvania 1806 Rhode Island 427 South Carolina 98 South Dakota 92 Tennessee 6 Texas 64 Utah 3 Vermont 7 Virginia 3 Washington 53 West Virginia 794 Wisconsin 12 Wyoming 1060 Puerto Rico 78 Virgin Islands 214 Residence 15 15 Total 738 71 19 5 36 125 6 20 1332 36 32 58 5 92 7 US Citizen Foreign 46 11,389 Orientation Goodbye Mom and Dad. ..Hello AU Standing in the middle of a human, fam- ily-style tornado, I ' m getting ready to cross that ominous educational line from high school to college. Memories are strewn around the room; boxes yawn, bored with the endless packing. 1 am baffled with a capital B. Where am I going? Kimbo ' s going to The American University in Wash- ington, DC, my mom tells Aunt Jan proudly. All I want to do is close my eyes, click my heels and go back to bed. Am I making a mistake leaving Kansas City? Me, a modern day Dorothy, but without a wiz- ard... my luck. Every bump irritates the nervous knot in my stomach. Packed in the family car with all my belongings, I recollect high school days and reevaluate my fears of entering the college scene. I ' m crawling out of a protective cocoon of life-long bosom buddies. I know the months ahead will be exciting and painful. I ' ve already begun a countdown to winter break. Nothing will have changed. Some college students wander back to their pasts, shaking their heads about people wearing different faces. That won ' t happen to MY group. We ' re tight. We understand each other. I ' m already writing letters and pay- ing an enormous phone bill . . . and we ' re only in Missouri. Legs cramped, bladder full, my thoughts turn to a rest area. I mutter through card- board boxes and pillows about stopping. Mom tosses me back a fruit roll-up and yells, " We ' re stopping in Illinois, hon. " Il- linois? Toto whimpers. Toto has to go. My parents have no grasp of Toto ' s needs. How will he ever survive without me? How will I ever survive without THEM? My family means everything to me. I can already feel our group hug before Mom, Dad and Toto abandon me. How can they leave ME — their only child — alone in the BIG, BAD WORLD? I want to lightly sug- gest that we turn around and drive to Kan- sas U. I want to yell, " I was just kidding. I don ' t REALLY want to go to college. " But, I couldn ' t stand the disappointment in my Mom ' s eyes. College will be great. Right? I ' m opti- mistic about the next four years at Ameri- can. Everything will be fine as long as I ' m not AU ' s answer to social hermitdom. I ' ll find my niche. I ' ll find a lifestyle. I ' ll suc- ceed. ..I ' ll change the world. I ' ll make my mark. I ' ll — " Honey, wake up, we ' re here. Mom, do I have to? Kim Trusty office manager Seniors ai Tavern Nighi Guys scoping at The Tavern Senior week Dr Mrs Berendzen dancing at senior parent dinner d; Seniors on riverboat CAMPUS CLIPS AU AIDS Awareness In 1987, October had four extra letters: A- I-D-S. At AU, it was AIDS Awareness Month, and information was everywhere. Organizations like Greek Council, the In- ternational Student Association, Residence Hall Association and the Protestant Stu- dent Council were a part of the effort to in- form the campus about the deadly disease. There were speakers, films and presenta- tions. One of the more unusual events in- cluded a live special on WAVE-TV. During the show, audience members asked edu- cators and health administrators questions about AIDS prevention and treatment. A health representative demonstrated how to put on a condom with the help of a tooth- paste pump. Fraternities and sororities cre- ated and displayed safe sex banners with slogans like " Don ' t forget your rubbers. " The most controversial event of the month was a mass mailing. The AIDS Task Force compiled an information packet and mailed it to every student. A condom was included for each student as a symbol of awareness. Much of the programm ing was organ- ized by the University AIDS Task Force. AU Health Center Education Director Robyn Brooke chaired the Student Infor- mahon Sub-Committee, spending a great deal of time planning events and speaking to many students. AIDS Awareness Month concluded with the AU Players production As Is. a story of a loving homosexual couple who face AIDS. By the year 2000, AIDS will kill more Americans than those who died during the Vietnam War. AIDS is a serious issue facing this generation and many to come. Mitchell Weinraub contributing writer WVAU Reopens WVAU cxccucivc stall (lefr [O right) Stuart Ginsbcrf;, J,.hn Rothman, trie KIcrpmBtr. K.ibin llai irk HaJoff Mitchell Wcinraub In May 1987 WVAU was shut down by the Confederation Media Commission for a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year. The station lacked management, organization and a good radio signal. With a $14,000 debt and chaos in the stu- dio, Eric Kleppinger, asst. general man- ager program director and John Rothman, general manager decided to tackle the pro- blem. They discovered that their outstand- ing debt was actually indebted to THEM. With that money in their account and fun- ding from the university, Rothman and Kleppinger hired a professional engineer to improve the signal and other professionals to survey the station and make suggestions for technical improvement. They went to professional radio staHons in DC and used them as models for WVAU. Their goal was to make WVAU a profes- sional college radio station. During the summer, an engineer built new air studios and tuned up the transmit- ter. The university committed to the devel- opment of an FM cable system. WVAU set an opening date of November 15, 1987. When construction delays pushed the date forward, the station used this time to promote its new image. On February 1, 1987, Eagle 102 was back on the air. Noel Schroeder administrative assistant Dry AU? Eighteen year-olds from all over the na- tion once came to DC anxiously awaiting their first legal Heineken. They could al- ready taste the strange brew, and feel their beds spinning as they drove down the New Jersey Turnpike. But, in October 1986, the DC City Council voted to raise the drinking age to 21. As a result the university made some crucial chanees. The days of Letts-Anderson ' s infamous annual Oktoberfest were over. The only public place alcohol could be consumed was The Tavern. Students would be allowed to have alcohol in their rooms only if they were 21, or protected by the grand- father clause. A dry AU? Upperclassmen sighed heavi ly and muttered about " glory days. " Freshmen looked on confused. They couldn ' t miss freedoms they had never en- joyed. SAT ' S are up. The library is crowded. The sweat of academic fever is on many fur- rowed brows, and in true collegiate spirit beer is still consumed; the only difference is more ingenuity is involved. Ingenuity un- derstands rules and knows how to bend them. Carrie Earle editor-in-chief Assassin Hoola Hoops. Goldfish swallowing. Telephone booth stuffing. Taking part in the inane is one of the best parts of col- legiate life. This year ' s popular distraction is a game of nerves, paranoia and all-out terror: Assasin! For a small entry fee and the price of a waterpistol shampoo bottle bucket, you are transformed from a mild-mannered un- dergrad to a sleuthing, shadow stalking assassin. It ' s a matter of squirt or be squirted. With contract in hand, students lurk around the halls plotting the perfect kill, knowing that at any moment an assassin could jump out ant SQUIRT! One devastating squirt and you ' re dead! Not only do you lose the prize money, but you run the risk of being bumped off in front of every person you know... and who wants to be annihilated at 6:00 pm in the middle of the Terrace Dining Room? Chris Doran contributing writer Resident Advisors Letts Hall Centennial Hall Anderson Hall Leonard Hall Hughes Hall McDowell Hall Tenley Campus Last SPRING CONCERT outside MORE CHILLS... ...THAN THRILLS V. ♦f % 1 " . EXPOSE Photos by Elisa Komir A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICAN 9:32 am All photos by Patricia Loo unless otherwise credited 10:27 am 11:02 am 12:49 pm 2:16 pm 4:00 pm 4:20 pm 6:23 pm 8:49 pm 11:36 pm 1 :06 am 55 Z-Z LZX Z. men Ovation Creation intermission ends Photo by Mitchell Weinraub CLUBS 59 Gaming Horde Gaming Horde Coordinators: (standing, left to right) Raph. righil Paul Block. Greg Klainberg. Courtesv Carl Wolf I Gaming Horde? Are today ' s students hunting boar and warthogs? No, they ' re dodging dragons and taking risks. Raphael Malveau, the founder of the Gaming Horde says gaming is more than entertainment, it stimulates problem solving and coopera- tion. " The main thing is that games have to be fun. The side effect, of course, is that like role playing, games help with problem solv- ing skills. You get into a situation and fig- ure a way out of it. " Malveau was involved in the gaming club at his high school. When he came to AU, he decided to start one. " When I came to AU, I was very surprised that there wasn ' t a gaming club here already. I thought the university needed one. " He gathered some of his friends, and recruited Professor Thomas Cannon as an advisor. That was the beginning of the Gaming Horde which now numbers more than 50. Members can participate in four different areas: role playing games, such as Dun- geons and Dragons; strategic games, like Risk; board games, such as chess; and vari- ous card games. Malveau speculates that next year the Horde could break down into separate sub-sections. Although the Gaming Horde as a unit does not compete, individual members do compete in chess and bridge tournaments at other universities. Last year Malveau and three other friends impulsively entered a regional intercollegiate chess tournament and won. The members of the Gaming Horde have three main goals for the upcoming years. First, they would like to divide the club into four smaller clubs: role playing, strategic, board, and card clubs. Each club would work to develop members ' playing skills in a specific area under the supervision of a headmaster. The Gaming Horde would also like to sponsor workshops and tournaments in the future. " Many people would like to know how to play a game and we ' re going to give them the opportunity to learn " says Malveau. The workshops would expose the AU community to a broad range of games and teach students the necessary gaming skills. Malveau also says gaming can be instrumental in building community spirit: " Tournaments between groups within the AU community would promote interest in games and friendly compeHtion on campus. " Amy Prezbindowski club editor rofiles Debate Team We look for the kind of student who wants to make a commitment to the team, and who has the guts to go out and speak in front of people. Looking for a good argument? You ' ll find one with the debate team. Two years ago, university administrators laid the foundation for what is now one of the nation ' s top debating teams. They en- listed James Unger, director of the National Forensic Institute, and John Shosky, an ad- junct philosophy professor to coach the team. Senior member Nicholas Medina ex- plains the reason for strong administrative support: " Dean Jacobs and Allan Lichtman had the idea of having a competitive debate team in order to promote academic excel- lence and attract better students. " Who are the students on AU ' s team? What does it take to earn a spot on a nation- ally competitive team? Medina says that most people involved in college debate have been on high school teams for three or four years. However, since the AU team is relatively new, only half of the members have previous experience. " We look for the kind of student who wants to make a com- mitment to the team, and who has the guts to go out and speak in front of people, " says Medina. The American University Intercollegiate Debate and Speech Team competes in Cross Examination Debate (CED) Associa- tion tournaments. This series of tourna- ments began 15 years ago as an alternative to the National Debate Tournament (NDT) competition. The CED, which is more com- mon among colleges today, places more emphasis on the delivery of material. CED debates are also value-based, in contrast to the NDT principle-based format. This em- phasis on value arguments makes the CED tournaments more dramatic and more com- patible with student interest in the ' 80s. What exactly happens when debaters stand before the audience? Each debate team consists of two members and both teams know the general topic of debate. Here ' s the twist: only the team arguing the affirmative side of the debate knows the subject within a general heading. The op- posing side of the debate relies solely on re- search to carry them to victory. After the in- itial debate and a cross examination period, the judges decide who best presented the topic. In 1986-87, the team ' s first season, AU sent two teams to the final round of the na- tional tournament. The team ' s future goal is to secure a national title within the next two or three years. Medina is confident: " With the coaching staff we have, the ad- ministration backing us, and our location in Washington, a Disneyland for debaters, within the next two or three years we will be very competitive. " This past semester the team has competed against West Vir- ginia, Towson State, University of Mary- land at Baltimore, West Point, John Carroll, and they plan to send four or five teams to UCLA, the toughest competition this se- mester. Amy Prezbindowski clubs editor Lisa Gueli Courtesy Point of View Stud (In Italy) I redis- covered my heritage and knew that I wan- ted to be part of the future for Italian- Americans. ' ' " There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than knowing I ' ve helped some- one find a group that he or she has some- thing in common with, " says Lisa Gueli, founder of Fieri, AU ' s Italian-American Club. Fieri is a national Italian-American pro- fessional organization, consisting of college and professional chapters. Fieri was born three and a half years ago in a New York cafe when five college students were dis- cussing the future for young Italian-Ameri- cans. Gueli recalled, " They realized that there really wasn ' t an outlet for Italian youth. " From five people chatting around a cafe table. Fieri has grown to over 2,000 mem- bers. " They never ever imagined it would grow to be what it is today, " said Gueli. She also noted the growth of AU ' s chapter: " Since 1985, Fieri has grown from five to 45 members. There are 11 officers who meet bi-monthly and produce a newsletter. " Gueli is no longer president of the AU chapter. She is now involved on a national level. She explains, " My job now is to form chapters of Fieri on the South East Coast. I also work on promotional materials for Fieri. Recently, 1 produced a national video and brochure. " Gueli ' s involvement in Fieri has not only benefited her personally, but profession- ally as well. " Fieri has enabled me to gain a lot of experience which relates to my field (public relations): planning conferences and conventions, learning the dynamics of group communication through my own group here at AU...rve grown a lot through Fieri, " reflected Gueli. Even though Gueli is graduating in May, she does not see her involvement with Fieri ending. " I ' ll be involved with Fieri until I die, " says Gueli with a smile, " even though I ' m now working on a national level, I ' ll al- ways feel a close tie to the AU chapter. My younger sister is now vice-president, and I ' m very excited about that. " Gueli cites her family as an important im- petus behind her success. " My family has always encouraged and supported me. They gave me the opportunity to travel to Italy, which gave me a new cultural per- spective. My history came aliv e. 1 saw my grandfather ' s birthplace. 1 rediscovered my heritage and knew that 1 wanted to be part of the future for Italian-Americans. " Gueli now plans to attend law school and later pursue a political career. Carrie Earle editor-in-chief interview conducted by Tammy Kutzmark African Student Association Officers Alpha Kappa Psi ry y A O (Basement Organization of Anthropology Students) AU Singers AU Chorale All photos by Carl Wolf Studio Inc. unless otherwise credited Big Buddies Big Buddies Black Student Alliance Executive Board Student Education Association Executive Board Caribbean Student Association Fieri Freshman Class Council Friends of India Club Housing Management ■ feii Graduate Business Association 69 International Student Association Irisli Men ' s Club Japan America Interchange Officers and Chairs Karate Club Kennedy Political Union Latin America Club Protestant Student Association Real Estate Club a o Rugby Club Residence Hall Association SIS Council SO] Undergraduate Council SC Executive Board Students for Dole Water Polo Ultimate Frisbee Campus Media International Voice The Eagle The 1988 Talon Carl Wolf Studio, li Uhuru WAVE-TV m -Jii ■t -; gr 4k : - -- w WVAU D.iv. K..t.ison Greek Council Interfraternity Council Panhellenic Council 80 Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Gamma Alpha Chi Omega ■ Ol tQf Dave Robisiin Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Delta Tau Omicron Delta Kappa 83 CAMPUS HUMOR rofiles: Mark Russell what can you say about a university whose most famous alum is Willard Scott? College is funny. We ' re bombarded by personality, from the bizarre to the stereo- typical. We bounce checks. We get punchy after 24 hour study marathons. We experi- ence Murphy ' s laws at the worst moments and learn to laugh about it. We look for reasons to laugh — any reason. So, when a nationally known political satirist steps into our new sports center and starts telling us jokes, we don ' t mind laughing at our- selves, our generation or our city, as long as we ' re laughing. What follows are exerpts from our even- ing with Mark Russell on March 31. Russell on his performance in our infamous Khashoggi Center: " Khas hpggi Center?! Does that mean 1 just parked my car in the Gorbanifar Garage? Well, at least now I know where all that Iran-Contra money went. " Russell on Kennedy Political Union former speakers Vladimir Pozner, Pat Buchanan, and Robert Novak: " The four of us are all comedians. The difference is only one of us is trying. " Russell on AU: " What can you say about a university whose most famous alum is Willard Scott? " Brian F. Keane Steve Rye campus humor co-editors David Letterman And the Number 1 reason why Fm not David Letterman is Thorsten Yocum. I don ' t have a joke here, I just like saying Thorsten Yocum. FROM WASHINGTON, DC, THE CITY THAT BREWS MORE SCANDALS THAN COFFEE, IT ' S AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN!! While he denies being David Letterman, Thorsten Yocom , has been able to lead the life of your average college senior here at The American University. That is, up until now. Through vigorous investigative re- porting, the 19SS Talon has learned that " Thorsten " is really the King of Late Night Comedy, David Letterman. We caught up with " Thorsten " at his AU dorm room. A modest yet palacial suite, 611 Hughes is " Thorsten ' s " home away from home. He was dashing to catch the Eastern Shuttle to New York, where he was scheduled to film another episode of his late nite program, when he stopped to talk to us. Even though he vehemently denies being David Letterman, " Thorsten " did grant us an interview. Following are ex- cerpts from that interview: TALON: " Thorsten, " you deny being David Letterman, yet there are striking similarities. How do you explain this? " Thorsten " : My top ten reasons why I ' m not David Letterman are as follows: 10: 1 look nothing like his mother. 9: My mother looks nothing like him. 8: I ' ve never been to Indiana, and 1 don ' t know the difference between a Hoosier and a Boilermaker. 7: I like showbiz weasles. 6: 1 don ' t own an Alka-Seltzer suit. 5: I have no beef with Bryant Gumbel. 4: There aren ' t any prancing fluids in front of my desk. 3: When people come to visit me, they aren ' t plugging something. 2: The man under the seats in my house looks nothing like Chris Elliot. And the Number 1 reason why I ' m not David Letterman is: Thorsten Yocom. I don ' t have a joke here, I just like saying Thorsten Yocom. TALON: Look, all the evidence points to the fact that YOU ARE DAVE! " THORSTEN " : Enough already, I am not David Letterman. I even have actual letters from actual viewers who support me on this. Letter Number 1: Dear " Thorsten, " I don ' t think you ' re Dave. — From a concerned viewer The 1988 Talon then took " Thorsten Yocom " ' out on the town. The public reac- tion to seeing a real celebrity was amazing. The people of Washington, DC were con- vinced that " Thorsten Yocom " is really David Letterman. The real test, however, must come from you, the home viewer. Goodnight, drive carefully. Brian F. Keane campus humor co-editor Steve Rye campus humor co-editor Talon Queen 1958 Talon King And Queen 1988 S ID i O .K.P. A.U. (J W 6 d : i p: w ( ) J 1— i in J W QQ U hJ 90 o u C ' n en o o O c S en j- 2i en CD C Oi C -j ' - ' O rt =S o u T3 C (T3 T3 o CQ t « o Pi c £ 3 c ) -I— I o 3i to ■ CQ O 5 •S B a • - o o =! t: cr ' O " ; O CD T3 = r ' , o £ o in O •J=i Oh T3 en 73 T3 03 QJ O X! H C • D O n —I S- Dh o £ u n3 O X T3 o c en CD en 4:3. 73 to - QJ .3 u 03 n3 " " 2 S g Z- • " - -ri .2 f o .ti C P c o C 03 c c Oj o c T3 . 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He says, " Adnan you ' re only a memory I ' m sorry, that ' s how it goes Yes, it ' s sad, but it ' s sweet Our sport center ' s complete We regret your financial woes Oh la, la la la di daaaah La la, di di daah, dah, dah REFRAIN Buy us some more, you ' re the money man Buy us everything we lack For we ' re all in the mood To strengthen a school We ' ll call Harvard on the Po-tom-ac Now Dick is in charge He ' s a friend of mine Of course not without a fee. He wrote a good book. Gave us an inside look But he ' d rather be Secretary He says " Adnan I believe you are helping me " As a smile spread over his face I ' m sure that I could be in government If a Republican does win the race Oh la la la di di daaah la la di di daah, dah dah REFRAIN Now Khashoggi ' s a real estate novelty It ' s also a concert hall We can swim in the pool. And root for our school Even play raquetball REFRAIN And Dicky is pracHcing politics As our neighborhood strictly gets zoned Yes, we ' re sharing a dream we call revenue And we ' d rather it donated than loaned REFRAIN It ' s a pretty good crowd for the ball game And the president gives me a smile ' Cause he knows thanks to me We ' ll be coming to see The Eagles in the best of style And the arena sounds like a carnival The VIP ' s are all here We win the big game And next week do the same And say, " Man, we are glad to be here! " 95 45 .««»- ' ' -- n J " " ' " ■ " " " %■ Name: Clawed the Eagle Bust: Never. I was given a ticket once, but never bus- ted. Birthplace: The American University, Biology Lab, Hurst Hall Ambition: To work for the U.S. Postal Service Turn-ons: back rubs, beak rubs, having my TALONS manicured Turn-offs: feathers in my jock strap, omelettes, and overweight cheerleaders Favorite Magazine: Audobon Favorite TV Star: Big Bird Favorite Place: The Eagle ' s Nest Describe Yourself: I ' m flamboyant, energetic and ex- citing. When boredom comes knocking, I ' m outta town! The Year of the Condom 98 In October 1987, the Student Confedera- tion at The American University bestowed upon the student body a guide to safe sex. In this " Safe Sex Kit, " each student was given a condom. Twelve thousand con- doms were distributed. The campus hasn ' t been the same since. From two students using condoms for rainboots on their cocker spaniel ( " Go ahead, pet him, he ' s wearing condoms. " ) to two passers-by shaking hands ( " It s okay, I ' m wearing a condom. " ), the con- dom has become an important part of life at The American University. From giant con- dom-like structures hanging from the Bat- telle-Tompkins building, to the tables at Marriott supplying hungry patrons with " condom-ments " , the condom has success- fully integrated itself into the mainstream of college life and once again made a name for itself in sexual history. The condom has changed the way we act, dress, and decorate. People are telling condom jokes, investing in Trojan, and wo- men are breaking traditional sexual roles by carrying condoms in their handbags. It ' s an era of creativity: it ' s rumored that one en- terprising student wore condoms for socks when his evasion of laundry day became a reality. Another student swears by con- doms as a mood enhancer: " If you ' re hav- ing that special someone over to your place, simply slip a condom over the light bulb. It really sets a romantic tone, and reminds both partners to engage in safe sex. " Is a dripping faucet keeping you from study- ing? Condoms to the rescue! Place a con- dom over the spigot and enjoy a peaceful study. The ' 80s... what a decade! Years from now, historians will look back and try to decide what made this year so much more unique than all the others. As American University students, we can proudly look those historians in the eye and say with a lump in our throats and a tear in our eyes that it was the condom that made this year so unique. Thanks to the condom we stand united against a deadly disease. For one brief shining moment, we were working together to better mankind and the human race. We were responsible. We cared. We shared. We watched condom how-to demonstrations on cucumbers. Most importantly, we didn ' t let the pessi- mists get us down. We strode bravely on- ward armed with condoms. The year of the condom will be something to relay to your grandchildren. And you know, they prob- ably won ' t believe a word of it. By that time, the heyday of the condom will have passed and birth control methods will probably in- volve lasers. " Just a second honey, we for- get to delazerize my ovaries " So, tuck a pack of condoms away for safe keeping; then in twenty years you can pull them out and remember. Brian F. Keane campus humor co-editor Carrie Earle editor-in-chief All in a Day ' s Work r - i Man About Campus Outfit H; Illustrations by Michele de Souza Meet the Press Outfit KhastLOggi Touring Outfit DC Touring Outfit li F=1 ! •HZ " o o — ri !i p . too 1 1 S- ' • (0 U £ g u 6 SO To establish rapport with the AU community. The Learning Attic announces several new courses exclusively for AU students. Following is a brief listing of the new courses. 850 HOW to Get Publicity Cheaply In this course, you ' ll learn fast, fool-proof methods to gain publicity. Although youTl explore getting publicity for your friends, business and school, the focal point will be promoting yourself. The professor is adept in this field, and is willing and able to make your name a household word. Taught by: Dr. Richard Berendzen, President, The American University Course fee: $65.00 Sec. 1 Tuesday Oct. 23 Sec. 2 Thursday Oct. 30 584 How to Make $Money Catering From the experts of winning big contracts, the Marriott people will show you how to get into the catering business, and how to make piles of money at it — without getting indicted. That ' s right, learn how to prepare food for thousands of people and convince them that they are getting the better end of the deal. Taught by: " Your friends at Marriott " Course fee: $ 9.57 (No meal cards accepted) Sec. 1 Monday-Friday 5:30-7:00 Sec. 2 Monday-Friday 11:30-2:30 104 897 Bed Breakfast Business The Residence Hall Association sponsors this enrapturing course which outlines ways to make a fortune for yourself or your school by operating a bed and breakfast business. By offering a roof over someone ' s head and a creative alternative to the meal plan, the RHA will demonstrate how to make the residence halls a key part of college life, while beefing up your savings account. Taught by: Mr. Phil Henry Course fee: $1,170 Sec. 1 September-December Sec. 2 January-May 866 How To Start Your Own Business From the people who brought you the Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center comes a new course on how to make a business for yourself. While it may be difficult to get millions of dollars donated for i our business, the pros will show you how to make millions from a university building. Taught by: The Office of Development and Planning Course fee: AddiHonal $50.00 Sec. 1 Saturday 7:30am Sec. 2 Sunday 6:00am 522 How To Get Your Bool Published Richard Berendzen is back once again — straight armor and all — to teach us how to get our own books published . Author of Is My Armor Straight? A Day in the Life o f a University President, Berendzen will explain the finer points of securing a book contract — even without a good story line. Also included in the course will be tips on handling book signing sessions and the major talk shows. Prerequisite: Htm ' to Get Publicity Cheaply Taught by: Dr. Richard Berendzen, President, The American University Course fee: How much do you have? Sec. 1 Wednesday, around lunch time Sec. 2 Friday, over breakfast 214 Assertiveness Training American University Chief of Security Paul Leeper teaches this course on how to stand up for yourself. The required course of all AU Security personnel, it is now being offered to the average discerning student. A two day seminar, day one starts out with how to hassle WAVE-TV reporters and camerapeople. Day two addresses the proper way to annoy motor vehicle drivers on campus. Students learn all the lyrics to " Ticketing can be fun " and " Oh Park ing Space " (sung to the tune of " Oh Tannebaum. " ) All par- ticipants receive " Jr. Rent-A-Cop " badges. Taught by: Chief Paul Leeper Sec. 1 Saturday and Sunday Sec. 2 Tuesday ,„ 105 METRO East Wing. National Gallery of Art Susan Strangi rofiles: Dean Sanford Ungar Trying to export freedom of the press from this country to others is something I feel very strongly about. M The tousled grey hair. The beard. The warm, casual smile. School of Communica- tion dean, Sanford J. Ungar could be a little league coach or he could be flipping flap- jacks at a father daughter breakfast. He of- fers no hint of professorial stereotypes; no stuffiness, no deep throated declarations of intellectual superiority. Ungar talks about his hometown, Kings- ton, Pennsylvania, in a comfortable con- versaHonal way; each word sliding easily into the sentence like a foot eases into a familar shoe. He remembers his days as editor of his high school newspaper. The Kingstonian and later his experience on Har- vard ' s daily The Crimson. He has a back- ground that would make the heartiest of journalists sigh heavily. He has a bachelor ' s in government from Harvard and a master ' s in foreign policy from The London School of Economics. He was a Paris correspondent for UPI and Nai- robi correspondent for Newsiveek. He ' s worked for The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy Magazine and Nat- ional Public Radio. He ' s written several books and now he ' s the man behind the wheel of AU ' s largest undergraduate pro- gram. What brought Ungar from the field to the drafting board? " I was attracted by the idea of having the opportunity to draw some theory out of the practice. I love what I ' ve done, but I also think it ' s important to ask some questions about the role of the jour- nalism, " he said. Ungar mediates panel discussions of The American Forum, a SOC program which brings speakers to AU to discuss topics rel- evant to the field of communication and the AU community. Ungar feels strongly about this platform for discussion. " The SOC should not be a place where students just learn skills. . .it should be a backdrop for dis- cussion. Part of our job as a school of com- munication is to insrill ethics and also to in- still the importance of the press to examine itself and ask hard questions. " One facet of his job as dean that he par- Hcularly appreciates, is the chance to voice his opinion about crucial issues. " It is im- portant to me to have the opportunity to speak out about issues like freedom of the press, and solidarity among American re- porters and reporters around the world. Trying to export freedom of the press from this country to others is something I feel very strongly about, " said Ungar. Ungar writes foreign policy commentary which is published in a number of newspa- pers. His articles often appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The Neiv York Times Magaz- ine, The Los Angeles Times, Esquire, The Bal- timore Sun, Foreign Policy Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. " I think it is important for teachers in the field of journalism to be role models and that ' s what we have in mind with a lot of our faculty, " said Ungar. Carrie Earle editor-in-chief Kate Hochberg We are building a support group, sort of an extended family. She wanted to try something different, something she had never done before. And after she saw a presentation about Youth at Risk, she knew that she had found an inter- esHng challenge. AU freshman Kate Hochberg is a Com- mitted Partner in DCs Youth at Risk pro- gram. Youth at Risk is an organization which helps juvenile delinquents improve their lives through intensive self-development programming. It consists of a 10-day period of interpersonal communication, sexuality and drug awareness courses, and a year- long follow-up program. For Hochberg ' s partners, there is a sense of security and stability. " We are building a support group, sort of an extended family, " she said. Hochberg ' s partners are both 15 years old; not much younger than she is. They ' re our age, but there ' s a world of dif- ference educationally, " observed Hoch- berg. Many of the youth involved are illiter- ate, and most will never have the oppor- tunity to attend college. " It ' s 100 percent different from my high school, " she ex- plains, but remembers that even in her small Pennsylvania hometown, she saw teens in trouble. The difference is the mag- nitude of the problem. She said, " Everyone seems to be in trouble here. " Hochberg chose AU because of Washing- ton. Growing up in a small town, she wanted to go to college in a metropolitan area where she ' d have the opportunity to experience a variety of things. This is one of the reasons Youth at Risk appealed to her over the many service oriented or- ganizations on campus. " I wanted to get more into the city. 1 didn ' t want to confine myself to campus and never get to know DC, " Hochberg explained. She believes that youth who stay with the program and make it through the 10-day course benefit greatly. Hochberg feels that the most important thing the kids gain is self-esteem. " These kids are so down on themselves. If they make it through the 10- day program, they feel so much better about themselves. " To her partners, Hochberg is a role model. " I ' m an older friend they can de- pend on. I ' m someone they can talk to, and that ' s important. " The education provided by Youth at Risk isn ' t limited to the teens involved. Being a partner has given Hochberg an awareness that can only come from human interaction and experience. " We don ' t have a Southeast where I come from. After you go into South- east and see how the people there live, it makes you realize what you have... you realize what you take for granted. " Sue Garman contributing writer Tourism Trivia •What is the height of the Washington Monument? 555 ' 5 1 8 " •How many names are on the 70 panels of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? 58,022 (8 of the total number are women) •Who is credited with the design of the Dis- trict of Columbia? Pierre L ' Enfant •How many rooms are in the White House? 132 •Who was the only president who did not live in the White House? George Washington •Who was the founder of the Smithsonian Institution? Englishman James Smithson •What museum is the largest member of the Smithsonian Institution? National Zoo •How much does the dome of the capitol weigh? 9,000,000 lbs. •How high is the capitol dome? 180 ' •How many reference items does the Li- brary of Congress hold? more than 80 mil- lion on 500 miles of shelf space •What building houses the constitution? National Archives •What museum houses Judy Garland ' s ruby slippers, Archie Bunker ' s stuffed chair, and Kermit the Frog? National Museum of American History •What president invented the coat hanger and swivel chair? Thomas Jefferson •How many people work at the Pentagon? 25,000 Tourist Hangouts Pavillion Smithsonian Cafeterias The Mall Arlington National Cemetery The Shops at National Place Georgetown Hot Dog Vendors Native Hangouts Old Ebbitt Grill Mel Kruppin ' s Little Tavern Haines Point Mazza Gallery Adams-Morgan Hot Dog Vendors •What museum is the most visited mu- seum in the world? National Air and Space Museum •What surrounds Union Station? 50 state flags and 4 territory flags •What did George Washington want DC to be called? Territory of Columbia •What city gave the cherry blossom trees to Washington? Tokyo •Who are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery? John Fitz- gerald Kennedy and William Howard Taft •What presidential hopeful ' s wife decided to launch a career based on censoring rock lyrics? Tipper Gore Tourist ' s Top Five Complaints l. " Whaddya mean there ain ' t no bathroom up here? " (Tourist heeding the call of nature at the top of the Washington Mon- ument.) 2. " If this is The Mall, where ' s the shop- ping? " 3. " How many times do we have to go around this circle before we can exit? " 4. " Not only do I have to park two miles away, but it costs me $8. 00... an hour! " 5. " It ' s raining, we ' re tired, we took Junior to the zoo and Ling Ling was sleeping! " Top Five Questions that Tourists Ask 1. Have you met the President... and when can I? 2. How do " they " make all the flags around the Washington Monument fly in the same direction? 3. Why isn ' t Jackie O buried with John? 4. Why aren ' t the wives of the unknown soldiers buried with them? 5. Where ' s the red line? D.C. Hidden Highlights 116 Einsrein Starue F ll55iS8Basw » h -3 Sphinx statue at the NetherUnds CarilloiVPatticia Loo AU Adjuncts... Marie Enrico teaches elementary, inter- mediate and continuing education classes in Italian. She holds a masters degree in Italian and serves on the board for The American University Program in Rome. She is also Assistant to the Consul General of the Republic of San Marino, the oldest in- dependent republic in the world. Best of Both Worlds Karen Kristen holds a B.F.A. in dance from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She performed on Broadway for 13 years, and has acted in television commericials and industrial films. She has served as Administrative Coordinator of American Dance Machine in New York City, Artistic Director of the Dance Workshop in Jack- son, Wyoming, and Director of Working Company. At AU, she teaches Jazz Dance II and III. A forensic chemist. Dr. Midkiff teaches Introduction to Forensic Science and Prob- lems in Forensic Science. Midkiff, whose specialty is explosives and firearm resi- dues, works for the Treasury Department for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. D.C. Sports 122 CAPITAL Excitement oapi a s SCANDAL ' 88 IRAN- CONTRA Will the real arms dealer please stand up? " I Don ' t Remember " -Pres. Reagan Sex, Seduction, Sin and Sorrow Swaggart Steps Down for Sin TV Evangelist Is the Latest Casualty In a Year of Scandal DCs HOMELESS You can close your eyes, but they won ' t go away. The situation of homelessness in the Dis- trict has become very critical. It is almost im- possible to carry on any activity in the city without being aware of the presence of the numerous destitute persons. While we go out to see the monuments, we encounter the homeless on the Mall. While we are waiting for tickets to see an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, we encounter the homeless on a park bench. While we are scurrying down the sidewalk to our internships on the Hill, we encounter the homeless gaining shelter from the cold in a metro station. While we are out at clubs in Georgetown, we encounter the homeless huddled over a steamy vent which will provide a place to rest for the night. The homeless are every- where and only our lack of concern can pre- vent us from being terribly aware of their plight. Within the past few years, the problem of homelessness in DC has become increas- ingly acute. Since 1981, Federal involvement in housing for the poor has decreased sub- stantially. Simultaneously, the so-called " gentrification " of areas such as Dupont Circle has converted low-income neigh- borhoods into upscale residenhal areas. Sim- ilarly, single room occupancy hotels are being demolished and replaced with luxury condominiums. This urban development has produced a critical shortage of affordable housing for many DC citizens. While DC is becoming a more beautiful. affluent city, many individuals and families are slipping through the cracks. An estima- ted 13,000 families are currently on waiting lists to get into public housing. WhUe wait- ing, families must survive out on the streets- waiting for something to save them. The students of AU have begun to re- spond to this issue. The Washington College of Law offers a course addressing the issue of law and homelessness. In the fall of 1987, a barricade built at the Farragut North metro station to keep out vagrants caused a number of students to participate in protests against the local government. Later, SHOC-DC (Student Homeless CoaliHon) was created by a group of students from several area universities. AU was ex- tremely well represented at the all-night pro- test and teach-in held in February, 1988. The event, which was sponsored by SHOC-DC, began at Lafayette Square and continued throughout the night at Miriam ' s Kitchen, a soup kitchen on the George Washington Un- iversity campus. These events mark the beginning of a con- certed student effort to alleviate the horrors of homelessness. Hopefully, such efforts are bound to expand as the problem continues to grow. Linda Dworak contributing writer 127 ..- Kimm Richards nnnnpnnpi Mil II ll II II STYLE Fashion: There Are No Rules 134 136 137 PARENTS... Having them We ' ve all heard them before; those little parental sayings that defy all logic ( " If you eat that, you ' re going to get sick! Do you WANT to get sick? " ) Trying to answer a question like that is enough to send even the brightest magna cum laude into a frenzy. Besides, it ' s not an answer you want. It ' s a good COMEBACK that you ' re looking for. ( " Gee, Mom, I can ' t think of a better way to end a glorious meal than by throwing up all over the floor. May 1 please get sick? " ) Finding the appropriate response to " MomandDadisms " (a new sniglet) is a part of growing up, an ' 80s phenomenon referred to as " raising parents. " Each pass- ing day of our college careers takes us fur- ther away from these days when we can re- flect upon parental logic. It brings us closer to the days when we will find ourselves re- peating the same Mom and Dad psychology that once produced a sigh of adolescent an- noyance. As disturbing a notion as this may be, think about your parents. For the last 21 years, they have spent almost every minute of their hves making sure that you have " all of those things we didn ' t have growing up. " Now, all of a sudden, you don ' t need their help as much. You may now be thou- sands of miles away from home, or on the verge of starting a family of your own. Either way, this stage of your life is prob- ably almost as tough on your parents as it is on you. With this in mind, we take an affec- tionate look back to what it means to " raise parents. " If we look deeper into those seemingly senseless statements that many of our par- ents made when we were growing up, it only takes a moment to realize that the in- tention behind the statements was noble. It just didn ' t come out of their mouths exactly right. For example, do you remember the first time you borrowed the family car? Your new license was practically burning a hole in your wallet, and you HAD to take your friends out on the town. Many of us got out of the house with a simple " Drive carefully. " Others of us had more zealous parents who felt compelled to warn us more sternly, " Don ' t crash my car by drag racing down some dark road. " Wouldn ' t you have loved to retort, " D on ' t worry about that. Dad. I already have plans to crack it up by backing out of the garage without opening the door first. " But you didn ' t. You knew that retorting, though re- spected and encouraged in a collegiate set- ting, is considered " talking back " in a world where the ten commandments are alive and well — especially number four! And you also knew, regardless of your moans and groans, that the sentiment behind par- ental logic made sense. Drinking was always a difficult subject to deal with when it came to " the rents. " Par- ents like to think that their children are the only ones left who don ' t drink. Unfortu- nately, teenage drinking and alcohol-re- lated accidents are at an all time high. But when was the last time you let the facts or logic get in the way of a good PAR-TAY? When your Mom spotted you a ten so you could go to a party with your friends and stipulated only that she had better not smell alcohol on your breath when you walked in; didn ' t you just want to ask for another fifty cents for breath mints? I never fully understood what a parent must go through each time his or her child leaves home until I heard the father of a close friend comment, " When you have teenagers, you just hope they ' ve listened, and will live through growing up. " We were standing in a cemetery at the time. The point of this brief ride down Memory Lane is simple. It never hurts to take a minute out of the day and tell someone how much you appreciate them. The next time you ' re home for a few days and you start counting the hours until you return to your " new home, " remember that when you leave someone may just start counring the hours until you return. P. Chris Cifatte contributing writer Phoios by Michael Nickl, Being them It looms ahead. The time when we be- come THEM, when we become the admin- istration of a family, when we wash the dog on the weekend in Somewhere, Suburbia, when we become parental units. US? Yes, us. GRAY HAIR? Soon. WRINKLES? Just a matter of smiles. In just a few loan pay- ments, we ' ll be on the other end of the gen- eration gap. Our children will be studying the Beatles and throwing Stones, and we ' ll be wondering where the time went. At AU reunions, you ' ll spy a partner in past crimes across the room in the University Club, and you ' ll get a wistful look in your eye... remembering. Imagine your surprise when instead of rehashing " the night when..., " you both pull out pictures of the latest in lineage, the replication of your genes — and not your Levi ' s, either. How do we make the transition from Levi ' s and our late night, narcissistic " me " philosophies to handywipes, station wag- ons, soggy ice cream cones, and Sundays with the miniature in the stroller? Do we wake up one morning and realize that we ' re no longer children? OR do we wake up one morning and decide that we AL- WAYS want to be children, so we ' d better have some? Remember, after 30, you have to have an excuse to sing " Itsy Bitsy Spi- der. " Where does it all begin? Our lives are a series of rude awakenings (birth, no Santa, puberty, unrequited love, college, no money, death), but the parental track is one that we ride starting at birth. Parental prep is a gradual transition. At young ages we simulate parental roles, playing with smaller versions of ourselves. In adolescence, we assume the role of baby- sitter, a true oxymoron. After all, how much sitting is really involved? And finally, we approach the most severe stage of par- ental prep... college. This is the point when you hear yourself saying all the things that THEY said! Your Floridian roommate (ill- equipped for Washington weather) rushes out into sub-zero temperatures without socks. Without thinking, you scream, " What are you trying to do... catch pneu- monia? " Your roommate whirls around with a sly smile. You clamp your hand over your mouth, but it ' s too late. You ' ve said it. Your roommate nods her head, shrugs, mumbles something about senility, and runs off in search of the fountain of youth. You dig down deeper into your covers and remember other recent incidents of parental longings: a lazy day at Ocean City when you found yourself building a sand- castle with an excited toddler, that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you held your aunt ' s newborn baby, or the twinge in your internal timeclock when you held your little cousin ' s hand at the zoo. Could it be that you too will be a parent? Wheeze. Gasp. Wheeze. Take a deep breath and make a reality check: college doesn ' t last forever (damn), immortality is only for cockroaches that never check into the Roach Hotel (I know, I know, you thought aging was for moms and dads only), your priorities wOl con- hnue to shift and change. Believe it or not, grocery shopping and Junior ' s clarinet re- cital will someday take precedent to a night out on the town. And most importantly, you ' ll continue to watch time tick by with- out the power to stop it. But, you ' ll have the power to remember and take mental pic- tures of all the moments you want to savor. That ' s why your parents have been embar- rassing you for the last 20 years with stories of everything from your first experience with Mr. Commode to your uncanny ability to spray strained peas on various guests. They knew they couldn ' t stop time, but they also knew that " NOWS " are even bet- ter in the future. In the last two years. Mom and Dad have started to make a little more sense. Maybe because now you ' re headed to where they ' ve already been. Carrie Earle editor-in-chief Footwear of the ' 80s 140 Clawed ' s favorite foorwear RoundRoundG Ways We Get Around etAround 143 Food for Thought McDonald ' s LI. BooeymQ jQuigley ' d IcDonal Hamburger oy Roger ' s he Marketpli rhadwick ' s i American Cafe hai Room he Four Province he Armadillo I.B. Quiok ' s ebra Room p rmand ' s I Tamarindo haghai Delight teak and Egg erraoe Dining Ro wensen ' s f utton Place Goilr. " effrey ' s Oriental Gourmet domino ' s he Tavern aper Moon Clyde ' s loulihan ' s ilomina ' s he Red Sea f spaghetti Garde •erry ' s he Round T rickskellar 145 Where Style Doesn ' t Count 146 Photos by PBH Fashion: who We Are What We Do All photos by Michael Nicklos ARTS 150 •■ ' ' .ti ro files: V ' 7 .■-■r • " . " C.V-- " . Steve O ' Conner I always thought comedy was cheap, easy to perform. I never knew it was so technical and precise. Many students participate in an intern- ship or a co-op during their four years of college in order to get some practical experi- ence, but how many of those jobs involve acting in a national production in one of the top theaters in the country? ' Steven ' O ' Conner currently has one of six roles in Shear Madness, an off-Broadway production at the Kennedy Center. The show originated in Boston and is filling houses in Washing- ton, Chicago, Boston, and other major cities. O ' Conner, a junior in Kogod College of Business Administration, began acting and modeling at an early age. His credits in- clude Channel 9 ' s In Our Lives, Trak Auto television ads, and other commercials and print advertisements. Now, the Kennedy Center is his real commitment. O ' Conner began working on the show in August, following a routine audiHon. Although he does consider him- self very lucky to land the role, he doesn ' t see it as an accident. " It took me 10 years to establish myself as a local actor, and I ' ve worked hard to position myself in DC theater circles, " says O ' Conner. He has been a member of Actor ' s Equity since 1979 when he acted in Dicken ' s A Christmas Carol. Equity acting requires memberships in an actor ' s union and limits the roles O ' Conner can accept. For ex- ample, equity actors cannot perform in most community theater because the wages aren ' t acceptable. O ' Conner began attending auditions with his mother, an amateur actress, for lack of a babysitter. His mother has played a major role in his growth as an actor. " She did a lot of the work for ten years, paying my equity dues, taking me to and from au- ditions, and helping me with a lot of the paper work, " O ' Conner said. One of nine children, O ' Conner stresses his own desire for a family and children. He came to AU because his father is a professor here and he can attend at a lower tuition rate. " I chose to major in business because acting typically provides only a small per- centage of what is needed to support a fam- ily, " O ' Conner said. His role in Shear Madness has given him a new appreciation for comedy. " I always thought comedy was cheap, easy to pei form. I never knew it was so technical an precise, " O ' Conner said. The real difficult in doing the same show night after night i trying to make it fresh for every perfor ance, according to O ' Conner. The whol focus of the show is to make it look improvl sational while maintaining its precision. O ' Conner is determined to combine tw worlds that sometimes seen imcompatibk " I have the same attitude in everything do, whether its classwork or performing, just do the best that I can and hope it ' enough. " Jennifer K. Barnes associate editor editor ' s note: Besides his work in DC, O ' Conm lias appeared in numerous AU Department i Performin g Arts productions inchiding Moot chihiren, Waiting for Lefty, The Crucible. Laurie Swindull There are things you don ' t learn in the class- room, like what do you tell a typesetter or a printer? " People think that design is such a blow )ff, but if they only knew what we had to io. Its not just math homework, we have to urn something in ... professors strive for perfection, " says Laurie Swindull, a senior iesign major in AU ' s Design Department. Besides being a Resident Advisor (RA) on iughes ' second floor, Swindull has devoted nuch of her Hme to design. Last year she ook an internship with Potter ' s House Press s the co-designer of the magazine. This all, with an independent study, she be- :ame the designer and published and addi- ion of Potter ' s House Press entitled Street " ieat: The Art of the Street. This spring, she -vill have an internship with WETA-TV A ' orking on the station ' s graphics. Design majors are under a lot pressure to )uild a portfolio and gain professional ex- perience. Does she find this difficult? " You lave to love it to do it, " she claims. She is most proud of her worK at Potter ' s House Press. With the Street Beat issue, she defines art as " something that rises from the soul. " She uses three different type faces through- out the publication to critique each work presented: one face represents the theoreti- cal, another represents the poetic and the last represents the present. Having her work published gives her a great feeling of accomplishment. Swindull ' s independence and profes- sionalism is a product of her upbringing. Although originally from Texas, she went to a boarding school in Wisconsin. Her par- ents have lived in Saudi Arabia for the past thirteen or fourteen years, and this has given her the opportunity to travel around the world. She loves Europe and says that they have a different design concept be- cause they are more of a walking society. They are much more curious. She is currently looking at a graduate school in Basel, Switzerland. The profes- sors there are people who work in the field, and that ' s what she likes about AU ' s pro- gram. Although she enjoys the program, Swindull adds, " there are things you don ' t learn in the classroom, like what do you tell a printer or a typesetter?. " The professors are from different backgrounds so you " get different techniques and viewpoints " . She would eventually like to go into busi- ness, she says " I have ideas, but I ' m not set on anything yet! " John A. Hodder arts editor The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard CAST (in order of appearance) Jay Carlander Aaron Shields Kathryn Saffro Todd Dellinger Katy McAllister Carol Anne Brown Joe Pantano W. Jody Ebert Joseph Shuman Victoria Jancek Marcie Kintish Stan Kula Priscilla McPherson Dr. Jim Shields Joel Shire As Is. by William M. Hoffman What do you do when you find out that your ex-lover is dying? He ' s alone, despon- dent, and has no one to turn to. His new lover has left him, and his family won ' t let him near them, he ' s lost his job, he can ' t pay the rent. The disease? AIDS. This is the story of Rich and Saul. As Is. explores the hardships a victim and his family face in accephng the illness and eminent death. Above all, the play is about love and relationships. Rich, the patient with AIDS, leaves his lover Saul to begin a relationship with another man. This new lover unknowingly carries the AIDS virus and transmits the disease to Rich. Rich is eventually left alone with no one to rely upon. His brother and his best friend can- not accept his fate. Neither can Rich. In the end, Saul takes Rich back and exclaims that he ' ll love Rich " as is. " Rich ' s brother, Jim, comes to him, and Rich opens up enough to admit his reliance on Saul and his family. Working on this show presented a unique and often unnerving experience for me. As an actor, I was challenged by my role as Rich and, in addition, this role affected me greatly as a person. Not only did I learn a lot about the terror of AIDS, but I also learned about acceptance and love, similar to the transformation that took place in my char- acter Rich. I don ' t believe that any of us who worked on As Is. felt the same by clos- ing night as we did at auditions. We be- came close, a cast unity, but we also became a group of individuals interested in more than a play. We were interested in a mes- sage that needed to be shouted. Graff had chosen As Is. with this message in mind. Now we felt it. AIDS is a horrible disease. Nothing changes that, but love and under- standing can overcome bitterness. As Is. was produced by the AU Players in conjunction with the AU AIDS Task Force. As Is. was last in the series of events during AIDS Awareness Month, which focused on educating the AU public about AIDS. Presi- dent Berendzen established an AU AIDS Task Force last spring to inform and further understanding of the disease. Led by Robyn Brooke, Nurse Practitioner at AU ' s Student Health Center and chair of the Stu- dent Subcommittee of the AIDS Task Force, AIDS Awareness Month included stu- dents, faculty, and other interested indi- viduals. Kevin Sturtevant contributing writer Cabaret Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb CAST (in order of appearance) Bruce Hall Todd Dellinger Greg Phillip Viscomi Mark T. Green Dave Robison Randee F. Godofsky Juli Ward-Gill Steve Quinn Brenda Brody Lisa Agogliati Lisa Fishman Betsy Getschman Clare T. Hotte Michele Suzanne Miller Chrissie Townsend W. Jody Ebert Paul Bilyeu Tercio Bretas Elio J. Leal-Sierra Todd Salmonsen Danisha Crosby Laura Edwards Katy McAllister Rebecca McGinley Suzanne Parker Jacqueline N. Camborde Rennie Pincus Shawn Strange Michael Nickl, editor ' s note: Cabaret was selected to part- icipate in the American College Theater Festival. Fall Dance Concert Directed by Anne McDonald Guests Artists Alvin Mayes Carla Perlo Deborah Riley Lloyd Whitmore Lee Richmond Medieval Madrigal Feast Directed by Sondra Proctor CAST Kristin L. Baldwin Jennifer K. Barnes John D. Brothers Jerry Caplan Allysandra Flanigan T.G. Gifford David Gillich Thomas Goehner EUen M. Kellner John E. Kelly Amy Marchand Jonathan M. Moore Tom Regnante Gretchen Reimert Krishna Russell Norrie M. Seligman Alexander F. Steineck 162 Female Transport by Steve Gooch Cast (in order of appearance) Celia Alice Maldeoy Carol Anne Brown Suzanne Parker Katy McAllister Michele Suzanne Miller Rebecca McGinley Tercio Bretas David G. Gillich Jack Canfora Todd Dellinger 163 spring Dance Concert Directed by Anne McDonald uest Artists Jim May Lee Richmond Lorraine Spiegler Sharon Wyrrick IFrankenstein by Betty T. Bennett Adapted from the book by Mary Shelley Directed by Herbert Edelman 0 vA .iV CAST (in order of appearance) Suzanne Parker lAaron Shields ITodd Dellinger iW. Jody Ebert i Bryan Callen Joel D. Shire IRennie Pincus [Greg Phillip Viscomi Dawn L. Endres Kevin M. Sturtevant [Jordan Young JKaty McAllister David Gillich Lisa-Beth Harris :Dave Robison Wendy S. Jonas ' Randy A. Fink Celia Alice Madeoy Juli Ward-Gill Jay Carlander ibtki Carmen Directed by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios CAST (in alphabetical order) Adriana Amelias Hutch Bannister C. Milton Beeghly Joan Bowersox Jackie Camborde Laura Edwards Jon Gilbertson Francie Click Mark Hart Willow Johnson Celia Alice Madeoy Steven H. Merriam Bebe MoUichelli Leela Nowrangi Russ Penny John Spinogatti Alissa Lori Steinberg Kevin M. Sturtevant Chris Townsend Nanci A. Weiss DESIGN 1 W n L J Bl 5 JlJ An Exhibition of Student Work from ttie Graphic Design Program In the world of the arts, design is some- thing that often goes unnoticed. There are no performances. There is no audience to applaud. AU ' s design program recognizes its students each year at Design Expo, a week long exhibition. This year ' s Design Expo was held from Thursday, March 24 to Wednesday, March 30 at Watkins Gallery. 167 Cinema Studies Film buff alert! AU has a major for you. Cinema Studies, in the Department of Lit- erature, teaches students to Ipok at cinema critically and analyze the culture that pro- duces it. The program offers courses in criticism, history, and theory; and explores the rela- tion of film to the other arts. The Cinema Studies faculty includes critics, scholars, media educators, and ex- perienced filmmakers. Internationally ac- claimed writer and Emmy winner Amost Lustig is a professor in the program; as well as Jack Jorgens, author of Shakespeare on Film. The director of Cinema Studies, Eric Smoodin, received his PhD from UCLA and is an expert in American film, popular film, and film theory. He is also a member and lecturer of the American Film Institute, located here in DC. John A. Hodder arts editor S!S 2S- fal»i -- Galleries of Dupont Circle = 1XJ£ fi i 4 D A Photo Essay By Elisa Komins Theatre Alternatives Biograph I Since its conversion from an autosho room in 1967, the Biograph Theater i Georgetown has been catering to all type of film buffs. Alan Reubin and some of hj college buddies wanted to introduce th Washington community to new and inver tive films. They saw a real need for vintag art films. Because Washington has th highest education level in the country ' , the believed that there was a large potentii audience. Boasting an average of over 200 films year, the Biograph hosts the classics, foi eign films, new releases and Washingto premieres. The theater has been acclaime as one of the best and most innovative n vival theaters in the countrv ' with its divers selection of underground and premier films. Jennifer Beck business manager source Councsy of Source The M Source Theatre Company is a profes- sional company founded by a group of local actors in 1977. It was developed to guar- antee Washington artists greater oppor- tunities to develop their craft. Since it was founded eleven years ago, the company has expanded greatly. It has grown from a small group of actors, who performed three shows a season, to a performing arts organ- ization with a full time staff that produces up to fifteen productions each year. The Source provides a " home " for the professional development of many of Washington ' s actors, directors, designers, techicians and playwrights. Over 10,000 people attended their critically acclaimed productions last year. Source has received three Helen Hayes Award nominations, a 1982 Obie Award for The Liberation of Shop je, and numerous ' Best ' Awards from The Washington Post, The Washington Times, City Paper and The Washingtonian. The Source conHnues Washington ' s only Late Night Series, Off-the-Wall shows on Friday and Saturday evenings at 11:30 pm. They have shown such productions as Bat- man and Robin vs. The League of Doom and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. It also sponsors SourceWorks, a weekly staged reading of new or rarely seen plays followed by dis- cussion, as well as Community Outreach Projects and Acting Direction Design classes and workshops open to the general public. For more information on Source Theatre Company, call (202) 462-1073 or stop by the theatre at 1809 14th Street, NW. John A. Hodder arts editor hsonian museums Georgia O ' Keeffe 1887-1986 " Ai " 7 found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn ' t say in any other way — things that I had no words for . . . — Georgia O ' Keeffe, 1923 National Gallery of Art Washington I Novfiiibcr iq87-2i Ft-hruary 1988 This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Southwestern Bell Foundation ' ' The so-called Helga Suite illuminates this intensely private artist ' s personal styles, artistic preoccupations and work- ing processes. " — National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution ANDREW WYETH THE HELGA PICTURES May 24 -September 27, 1987 Tokyo String Quartet ¥ The Tokyo String Quartet performed at the Kay Spiritual Life Center on Thursday, February 18 to a full house. It was spon- sored by AU ' s Department of Performing Arts. The internationally renowned quartet is in residence at The American University and Yale University. Peter Oundjan and Kikuei Ikeda on violin, Kazuhide Isomura on viola and Sadao Harada on cello make up the quartet. They performed Franz Joseph Haydn ' s Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1; Ludwig von Beethoven ' s Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95; and finally Achille- Claude Debussy ' s Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10. The quartet ' s instruments were loaned to them by the Cocoran Gallery of Art for this performance. They were created by Italian Necolo Amati between 1656 and 1677. Be- fore leaving, the four conducted a master ' s class at AU. candids " Carbaret ' VMichael Nicklas 178 " Female TrjTisi.on K " l- ATHLETICS Tim Noonan I wanted to lead by inspiration. A college application is an abrupt realiza- tion for many. It tells of the opportunities and experiences never taken advantage of. The sports you were too lazy to join, the student activities you were too cool to join. The typical application lists missed op- portunities and experiences. Given Tim Noonan ' s list of activities and accomplishments over the last four years, it is safe to assume that he experienced a dif- ferent realization. A realization which evoked feelings of saHsfaction and pride. He was not embarassed or remorseful. He could honestly say: " I experienced it. " As Noonan ' s college days come to an end this realization is being felt and echoed once again. At AU, Noonan conhnually applied himself socially, academically, and athletic- ally. Noonan ' s first yearning at American was to compete as a member of the cross- country team. Unfortunately, the cross country program was lacking in all aspects. The men ' s team had only 5 runners. The women had no team. The program im- mediately demanded leadership and dedi- cation. Fortunately these two char- acteristics come naturally to Noonan. The revitalization of the cross country program became Noonan ' s primary goal. The formation of AU ' s Track Club was a catalyst for Noonan ' s drive to revitalize the lost program. The club would act as a mech- anism to gather and unite the university ' s runners. The success of the club provided an ample base for the program to grow. Noonan, however, was not content with his work at inihating the program, he was to act as team captain for 3 years. As captain he would keep the runners thinking positively about their training and goals, organize training when Coach Crause was unable to make practices and act as a dedicated role model. Noonan was a team captain in every sense of the title. As Noonan graduates the cross country program is on sound ground. This past sea- son 10 male runners ran to a 3-4 record and 13 female runners ran to a 6-1 record. When Noonan was off the track, he and several others worked diligently to bring the Delta Tau Delta fraternity to AU. Once again, it was Noonan ' s leadership and dedication which landed him the fraternity ' s presi- dency. As president, Noonan smoothly guided the Delts through their inaugural year. As a result of Noonan ' s expert leader- ship and commitment, he was named 1987- 88 Greek Man of the Year. Noonan ' s will- ingness to experience continued to reap saHsfaction and pride. As a political science major Noonan ac- tively attempted to better understand and clarify his post-graduation ambitions. He participated in SPA ' s internship program on Capitol Hill. During his junior and senior years, he also served as class repre- sentative to the General Assembly. Seeking to further brush up on his knowledge of the political process, Noonan was a teaching assistant for Introduction to American Politics his senior year. As a president, captain, intern, teaching assistant, class representative, and student he stirs memories of a time gone-by; a time when students did not specialize as athletes, Greeks, or career-minded students. Noonan represents the student colleges model their applications after. Field Hockey " wish I had one more year. " -Cindy Christy TEAM BRIEF j Record:6-13-2 OVERALL 1-5 in South AtlanHc Field Hockey and Lacrosse Conference Cindy Christy: 1st All-SAFHLC Highest Academic Achievement on team, led team in shots (A-2), co-captian 1 Meg Dolan: 1st team All-SAFHLC Team, MVP, led team in game winning goals (3), co-captian Lisa McHugh: led team in goals (6) and points (13) Megan Burns: led team in assists (4) Carleen Fritz: tended goal in all 21 games with a goals-against-average of 2.78 and 6 shutouts. 1 6 Mary Washington VIRGINIA TECH 1 1 1 Mount St. Mary ' s LaSalle 4 MARYLAND 4 1 Drexel 5 URSINUS 6 TEMPLE 2 1 Loyola OLD DOMINION 2 12 3 1 William and Mary Virginia Commonwealth 5 4 1 PRINCETON 4 RICHMOND 1 NOTRE DAME 2 RADFORD 1 3 Georgetown 2 TOWSON STATE 1 James Madison 6 5 UMBC William and Mary 3 HOME AWAY SOCCER ' ' In 1987 AU soccer ' s ob- jective was to be in con- tention for the CAA title and in position for a NCAA bid. We were. In 1988, nothing will sup- rise me. " -Coach Pete Mehlert TEAM BRIEF J Record: 11-7-2 t CAA Record: 5-1-1 i Jon Hall led team in shots (51), goals (8), points (18). t John Diffley led team in assists (5) Steve Marland led team in game-winning goals (3). 1 Tim Helmig tended goal in 18 of AU ' s 20 games with a goals-against-average 1.06, 57 saves, and 7 shut-outs 1st Team All-SAA: John Diffley, Steve Marland 1 2nd Team All-CAA: Jon Hall U 2nd Team All-South Atlantic Region: John Diffley t All-Tournament Coca-Cola Classic: Billy Corbett, Frode Willumsen, Jon Hall i U.S. National Team (toured in Guatemala in January): John Ditfley • COCA-COLA CLASSIS TOURNAMENT 1 Aldelphi 4 Wake Forest 1 MARYLAND 3 Georgetown PATRIOT INVITATIONAL 1 UCLA 1 North Carolina 1 HOWARD 2 EAST CAROLINA UNC-WILMINGTON 2 GEORGE WASHINGTON 3 Towson State 2 James Madison WILLIAM AND MARY 1 GEORGE MASON 12 FROSTBURG STATE 1 NAVY FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CLASSIC TAMPA 2 RICHMOND 2 UMBC HOME AWAY Michael Nicklas A VOLLEYBALL ' ' Small in statue but not in effort. " -Coach Kizzie Mailander TEAM BRIEF j Record: 9-21 1 Tricia Gilbert: 2nd team All-CAA Ail- Tournament Team at North Carolina Classic, led team in setting attempts (2013) and setting assists (876), Team MVP t Jami Versteegen: led team in kills (184) and serving aces (71) ( Karen Churchfield: 2nd team All-CAA, led team in solo blocks (47), assisted blocks (45) and digs (129) 1 Kizzie Mailander: Coach of the year Towson State NORTH CAROLINA CLASSIC James Madison North Carolina Western Kentucky George Washington TOWSON STATE INVITATIONAL Towson State Drexel LaSalle Navy GEORGE MASON William and Mary James Madison Navy Maryland East Carolina UNC-Wilmington HOWARD DELAWARE INVITATIONAL Hofstra Lafayette Drexel Michigan Georgetown UMBC INVITATIONAL Coppin State UMBC UMES Delaware State NAVY INVITATIONAL University of Delaware Robert Morris LOYOLA, MD LOYOLA, MD 3 3 d ' i 3 3| 3 3 3 3; 2) 2;! ' 1 21 3:| 2 1 3-i ' i 3i l ' 3 2 CROSS COUNTRY " 1987 was a very productive year, a growing year, and a learning year for the women. " -Coach Tom Crouse " The men had a successful year not in terms of wins and losses, but in terms of understanding cross country better. " -Coach Tom Crouse Mary Beth Carlisle 27 44 27 15 22 27 HOME AWAY 39 25 30 49 15 34 20 WOMEN Galludet Mary Washington Eastern Mennonite Lincoln Lynchburg UMBC Invitational Catholic UVA Invitational 6th of 19 VCU Invitational 4th of 4 CAA Championships 7th of 7 MEN Montgomery College Gallaudet Lincoln Mary Washington Eastern Mennonite Lynchburg Bridgewater UVA Invitational 16th of 19 VCA Invitational 5th of 5 CAA Championships 7th of 7 28 17 28 50 37 3rd of 6 28 17 33 26 15 50 15 41 TEAM BRIEFS Women ' s Record: 6-1 j Denise Byrnes: 6th in UMBC Invitational » AU ' s sole woman qualifier, placing 207th of 286 in ECAC Region II finals Men ' s Record: 3-4 « Tim Noonan: 30th of 65 at CAA Cham- pionships t AU ' s sole male qualifier, placing 267th of 338 in ECAC Region II finals HOME AWAY Intramurals Fall Semester Flag Football Men AA A Co-ed 4 on 4 Volleyball Co-ed Table Tennis Tournament ZBT-A defeated Dietzzz ' s T.F. The Pelvics Thrusts defeated Tacos Adnan ' s Ditch Diggers defeated Squirrel ' s from Hell 1 Spikers defeated Hungover Richard Robins defeated Kingsley Chuckley Tennis Tournament Men Mixed Doubles Soccer Men Co-ed Holiday Basketball Tournament Men Co-ed David Yaniane defeated Adam Kreft Jill Silverman and Ron Schoeffler Wait ' td Next Year defeated CD. Fach Exploding Gerbds defeated No Names Harbingers of Doom defeated B Clams The Irish defeated Rembrandt Spring Semester Basketball Men AA A B Co-ed Harbingers of Doom defeated Benders Bombers A.T.B. defeated Mutants 11 Hedonism defeated Alexanders L.A. Club defeated Blade Runners Racquetball Men Women Squash Volleyball Men Women Co-ed Softball Fast Pitch Slow Pitch Co-ed Tennis Men Women Mixed Double AA A Marc Samuels defeated Steve De Nelsky Michelle Duchon juan Copello defeated Abdi Rahim The Scoobies defeated Tacos Harvey Wall Bangers The Spikers defeated Hughes 637 The Mayors defeated Comtnandoes Bronx Bombers defeated ZBT-B Alpha Sigma Phi-B defeated Phi Sigma Kappa-C Black Sox H defeated Mops Squad Terry Blair Kimherly Saintz Jorge Nunez and Gretchcn Stahl Women ' s Basketball 62 Virginia 91 71 Pittsburgh lb 43 Man land 99 69 Howard 79 63 Virginia Commonwealth 74 49 George Washington 65 66 Georgetown LaSalle Women ' s Invitational 44 54 Fairkigh Dickinson 57 62 Lehigh 56 60 Northeastern 52 63 Delaware 69 66 William Mary 52 51 Richmond 61 73 UNC-Wilington 71 70 East Carolina 51 64 James Madison 87 56 George Mason 60 76 Virginia Commonwealth 72 68 Navy 49 61 William Mary OT 58 54 Richmond 69 68 UNC-Wilington OT 65 54 East Carolina 46 45 }ames Madison 75 51 George Mason 59 77 UM-Eastem Shore 63 91 lona CAA Tournament 70 66 UNC-Wilington OT 67 Home Away " Bizarre and bewildering. -Head coach Darci Wilson Team Brief j Record: 13-15 Overall 6-7 CAA j Beth Shearer: 1st Team All-CAA All-Tournament Team at LaSalle Women ' s Invitational, led team in FGs made and attempted (173-320), FG percentage (.541), 3 point FGs percentage (.417), FT made and attempted (183-223), FT percentage (.821) points (534), steals (57), blocks (12), and, offensive rebounds (76) led team in points 20 of 28 games American ' s All-Time scorer (1,592) American ' s single season scoring leader (519) i Kia Cooper: led team in defensive (161) and total rebounds (235), led team in re- bounds 17 of 28 games American ' s All-Time rebounder (805) American ' s single season rebounding lea- der (235) j Janine Lorimer: led team in 3-point FGs made and attempted (7-28), minutes played (975) All-CAA academic team ( Danielle Blackburn: led team in assists (103) i Team Statistics: 3rd in nation in FT per- centage (400-523, .765), FG percentage (.431), 3point FG percentage (.313), FT per- centage (.765), points averaged per game (62.6), and rebounds averaged per game (35.1) Amanda Baldndgt; waitt±±H 191 Men ' s Basketball 74 Coppin Manufacture Hanover Classic 7g Drexer 79 Long Island 70 UMBC 71 Dartmouth 78 George Washington 74 Long Beach Hurricane Classic 70 Miami 66 Wake Forest 85 Florida International 69 Kansas 86 William Mary 65 Richmond 64 UNC-Wilmington 75 East Carolina OT 56 James Madison 85 George Mason OT 60 Navy 65 USalle 77 William Mary OT 99 Gettysburg 68 Richmond 72 UNC-Wilington 76 East Carolina 69 Navy 68 George Mason 55 James Madison CAA Tournament 75 William Mary Home Away 75 89 68 85 71 63 96 104 79 77 90 71 78 67 69 55 86 75 73 75 71 6i 63 69 58 64 63 76 " We went from a group of hard-headed knuckleheads to a pretty good basketball team. " -Head coach Ed Tapscott Team Brief • Record: 14-14 Overall 9-6 CAA v ' Mike Sampson: 1st Team All-CAA All-CAA defensive team led CAA in steals (53) Naismith Candidate led team in FGs made and attempted (147 313), FTs made and attempted, (81-144), assist! (119), steals (53), points (405), and minute: played, (1011), led team in points 15 of 28 games j Dale Spears: led team in 3point FGs made and attempted (36-101) v ' Daryl Holmes: led team in EG percentagi (.541); offensive (55), defensive, (96), am total rebounds (151) led team in rebounds 12 of 28 games v Mike Sumner: led team in blocks (7) i Team Statistics: EG percentage (.437) 3point EG percentage (.335), ET percentage (.613), points averaged per game (72.5) and rebounds averaged, per game (36.7) 7 game win streak (William Mary, Gettys burg, Richmond, UNC-Wilington, Eas Carolina, Navy, George Mason) j Ed Tapscott: Co-coach of the year in CA. 192 Men ' s Swimming 236 Georgetown 79 " Onward and upward is the 120 Howard 95 only way we can go. " 65 UNC-WUmiiigton 48 -Coach Joe Rogers 78 Richmond 34 87 East Carolina 122 64 Loyola 46 128 George Washington 70 118 Johns Hopkins 93 110 Rider 100 82 Delaware 126 285 CAA Championship at Annapolis, MD 5tl of 7 HOME AWAY Team Brief j Record: 8-2 i Neill Williams: 21.30 in 50 Freestyle 46.12 in 100 Freestyle 1:54.27 in 200 Individual Medley 4:10.24 in 400 Individual Medley ( ' Chip Hector: 1:41.45 in 200 Freestyle 4:36.38 in 500 Freestyle j Ed Mortimer: 53.58 in 100 Backstroke 1:57.10 in 200 Backstroke i Lee Ferguson: 9:58.89 in 1000 Freestyle James Rocco: 1:55.89 in 200 Butterfly t- ' Hector, Williams, Lindbom, and Fergu- son: 6:53.26 in 800 Freestyle Relay • Williams, Hector, Lindbom, and Vostatek: 3:09.47 in 400 Freestyle Relay j Mortimer, Williams, Lindbom, and Hec- tor: 3:32.62 in 400 Medley Relay vTeam MVP: Chip Hector New Team Record set in 1988 New CAA Record set in 1988 Team, CAA Record set in 1988 Women ' s Swimming " Swimming and Weight Watchers: one does work without the other. " -Coach Joe Rogers 98 71 61 58 80 43 58 58 102 97 111 92 74 172.5 HOME AWAY Gcorgetoivn Howard UNC-Wilmiugton Richmond East Carolina Navy Tou ' son Loyola George Washington Johns Hopkins Rider Delaware William Mary CAA Championship at Annapolis, MD 112 11 47 46 106 97 39 32 lU 109 99 120 185 7th of 7 Team Brief i Record: 6-7 (eanine Paulson: 56.34 in 100 Freestyle 2:14.86 in 200 Individual Medley Oenise Tuft: 2:32.99 in 200 Breaststroke Team MVP: Denise Tuft New Team Record Set in 1988 Wrestling 15 20 25 11 7 7 18 42 44 12 6 16 22 24 39 20 22 22 11 Eastern Rc ioimh at Norfolk, VA Belles bivitational at Millersville, PA 6th of 12 Shippeiisbiir Dual Meet Tounuvnent Wilkes California-P A George Washington Lafayette Invitational, 3rd of 9 Liberty Maryland Holiday Open Drexel George Mason Southern Connecticut Howard Gallaudet Kutzto ' ivn Maryland James Madison Conference Tournament at Washington, DC, 3rd of 5 Old Dominion Delau ' are Coppin State William and Mary Rutgers Lafayette Virginia Eastern Regionals at Edinboro, PA HOME AWAY Team Brief i Record: 5-13 i Chris Toth: individual record of 21-9; 1st at Lafayette Invitational and Capital Wrest- ling Conference (CWC) Tournament 6th at Eastern Regionals at Edinboro, PA j Tom Merashoff: individual record of 32- 12; 1st at Belles Invitational, Lafayette In- vitational, and CWC Tournament 6th at Eastern Regionals at Edinboro, PA v Dave Pagliughi; individual record of 21- 14-2; 3rd at Lafayette Invitational and CWC Tournament p Mark Snuffin: individual record of 23-12 2nd at Belles Invitational and CWC Tourna- ment 1st at Lafayette Invitational 5th at Eastern Regionals at Edinboro, PA v Nick Bruno: individual record of 9-14; 1st at CWC Tournament " 1987-88 was a rough season with all the injuries and lack of depth. I ' m looking for better things next season with three twenty match winners return- ing. " -Coach Jay Billy 32 28 20 30 30 32 29 6 12 29 36 30 42 29 6 21 22 29 28 I Cheerleading 197 B-Ball in Bender... Burnin ' Down The House Bricks. Muscle. Twenty million dollars. Put all these together and you have the long-awaited Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center. The entire project is composed of The Abbey Joel Butler Pavilion, The Promenade Shops, parking garage. The Bender Arena, The Reeves Aquatic Center, weight rooms, exercise rooms, racquetball and squash courts, locker rooms and associated faculty and staff offices. But, the facility pulling on AU heart strings is the Bender Arena. On January 23rd, the men ' s and women ' s basketball teams welcomed James Madison Uni- versity to a new AU tradition: cheering, yel- ling, screaming, clapping for OUR team on OUR court. Four thousand and six hun- dred excited and expectant fans jammed the stands for the men ' s game. The arena looked like a 20th century convention of patriots; masses of red, white and blue filled the arena and the word " American " boldly called attention to itself on sweatsh- irts, jackets and banners. The nation ' s namesake was living up to its title. Fraternity men painted " AU " on their faces; one brother carried a stuffed ante- lope. But, no one seemed to mind. Too many were busy trying to figure out where they were. A 1986 alum seated to my left said, " God, I can ' t believe I ' m at AU. This is incredible. " The squeaky clean smell of " new " was still in the air, mixed with the smell of pop- ping popcorn. VIP tuxedos danced through the mobs at half-time — quintessential AU. Each fan could feel the nervousness of the team, the pressure behind every dribble. The women ' s team had lost the first game and now it was up to the men ' s team to give the crowd a night to remember, to give Clawed the Eagle, a win in his new nest; to make AU history. The American Revolution played fight tunes. Blues Brothers, and of course that pep band favorite, Birdland. The cheerlea- ders jumped and cheered at the app- ropriate times. Occasionally, you could see the question on their faces. " Is this spirit? think it is, but I ' m not sure... " But, by the middle of the game they had adjusted to the spirit-craving crowd. Their smiles were sincere. They finally had something to cheer about. Fans were doing the " wave " and scream- ing " AU! AU! " in unison. The controversial $50 fee for the facility was far from everyone ' s mind. The 56-55 win shook the new building in its young foundation. Fans grabbed each other wildly. People were embracing and jumping up and down, marring the virgin bleachers. Dr. Ber- endzen told an Eagle reporter, " I thought the whole building was going to levitate! " Was this the new era that AU students have been promised for decades? Athletic Director, Joseph O ' Donnell told the press earlier in the week, " It ' s (the sports center) going to bring another dimension to the un- iversity. " Basketball coaches Linda Zemke and Ed Tapscott agreed. Zemke described the center as " an unbelievable dream come true. " Tapscott said, " There ' s a buzz around campus that demonstrates the im- pact of this building. " There was a buzz around campus and last year ' s controversy surrounding the naming of the center after Saudi Arabian businessman, Adnan Khashoggi, seemed to have died. Iran-Contra stories retired to page three of the newspaper, and Khash- oggi ' s involvement in the arms deals was old news. Most stude nts weren ' t con- cerned with complaints. The January 25th banner headline of The Eagle spoke for many: " THE 40 YEAR WAIT IS OVER. " The campus heaves a sigh of relief; one facility down, two more to go. A 20 million dollar spirit band-aid sits in the middle of campus, what will it do for the future of AU athletics? " Fan support. That ' s the biggest impact, " says WAVE-TV Sports Anchor, Stephen Walters. " But, the center is not going to bring back baseball or directly ben- efit the soccer team. " AU has just finished step one of what 1985 Talon writer, Ashely Pound, called " a visible metamorphosis. " Throughout its 61 year history. The Talon, has often commen- ted on the abscence of a sports center. The 1983 Talon published a controversial spread about the sports center. The headline read: " Sports Center? " Writer Josh Klein said, " Commeraderie, school spirit and sports fans are lacking at AU. " But the contro- versy rallied around the page juxtaposed to this story. The page was enhtled " Student Enthusiasm. " Four blank boxes, signifying photos, appeared on the page with these captions: " Marching band performs at Or- ange Bowl " " Record attendance of 3,500 at Fort for AU ' s victory over Maryland " " SC holds successful pep rally at Clendenen " Not exactly that " admissions book feeling " that administrators long for in student pub- lications. Student apathy was the criticism; a crit- icism shook by the screams and shouts of the first game at Bender. Now the cheers have died down and eyes turn toward the future of sports at AU: Will fan support continue? Will the university make athle- tics a priority? Will athletic spirit be the key to building community at AU? Carrie Earle editor-in-chief Photos by PBH Women ' s Tennis gotta wear shades. " Coach Larry Nyce Fall Season 7 George Mason 2 2 Delaware 7 2 Georgetown 7 8 Johns Hopkins 2 5 Mt. St. Mary ' s 4 2 Georgetozvn 7 9 Howard 2 Man Washington 7 1 Richmond S Spring Season 8 Howard 2 Mt. St. Mary ' s 7 CAA Tournament 3 George Washington 6 9 Georgetown Home Away Team Brief » Record: 6-9 Overall 5-5 Fall 1-4 Spring 202 XMERICAN TENNIS r i o 203 Men ' s Tennis " We have established ourselves as the best team in the CCC (Capital Collegiate Confer- ence). Yet, we still have to es- tablish ourselved as the best team in the CAA. " -Coach Larry Nyce 5 9 9 9 7 2 28 8 23 20 8 6 9 9 1 6 5 8 3 8 9 9 9 9 HOME AWAY Fall Season George Washington Mt. St. Mary ' s George Mason Georgetown Howard Towson Capital Collegiate Conferetjce Tournament UMBC Towson Invitational Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Spring Season Janu ' s Madison Wooster North Alabama Wisconsin Stevens Point Wisconsin Oshkosh Navy Delaware George Washington Mt. St. Mary ' s Towson Richmond Georgetown Salisbury Loyola Johns Hopkins St. Mary ' s 4 2 7 1st of 6 1 1st of 6 5th of 8 9 1 3 8 3 3 1 6 8 1 m Ls - Team Brief Record: 6-1 Fall 12-4 Spring 18-5 Overall ( Charlie Hoots: record: singles 11-4; doubles 11-2; overall 22-6 tournaments: 1st at CCC (singles doubles) and TI (singles) in A flight t Greg Paukstis: record: singles 17-11; doubles 21-8; overall 38-19 tournaments: 1st at CCC (doubles) and Tl (doubles) in A flight v Miles Nelson: record: singles 23-9; doubles 21-8; overall 44-17 tournaments: 1st at TI (singles doubles) in B flight t Edgardo Aranda: record: singles 21-9; doubles 13-6; overall 34-15 i Dave Martella: record: singles 22-6; doubles 23-5; overall 48-11 tournaments: 1st at CCC (singles doubles) and TI (doubles) in C flight fr Matthew Schwartz: record: singles 20-6; doubles 15-7; overall 35-13 tournaments: 1st at TI (doubles) in B flight c ' Adam Petricoff: record: singles 6-2; doubles 23-4; overall 29-6 tournaments: 1st at CCC (doubles) and TI (doubles) in C Flight i Greg Belzberg: record: singles 8-7: doubles 8-4; overall 16-11 Team Records Set: most wins in a com- bined season (18) most shutouts in a season (9) most singles wins in a season (23), Miles Nelson most doubles wins in a season (23), Dave Martella and Adam Petricoff most overall wins in a season (48), Dave Martella ■205 Golf Luray Caverns Invitational Nai Invitational CAA Championships at Hot Springs, VA Princeton Invitational Uth of 28 20th of 25 7th of 7 16th of 17 206 rofile: Beth Shearer I try to follow Coach Ziemke ' s lead: Play for yourself. No one else cares or matters. The amateur athlete does not expect the fanfare, specialized attention, or leeway that today ' s Division I college athlete re- ceives. The leaping catch in the corner of your backyard is not supposed to bring the neighbor lady to her feet screaming for more. The elbow you receive at the school- yard is not supposed to bring a sports trainer racing onto the asphalt to hold your tears back. The three weeks of pay you lose from not lifting weights properly is not sup- posed to be reimbursed. It is not loud cheers, whirpool massages, or guarantees that make the amateur athlete forfeit their Lazyboy. These athletes compete out of their love for the sport. This is Beth Shearer. Shearer is an athlete who com- petes with all her ability and heart. As a highly touted basketball player in rural western Pennsylvania, Shearer was recruited by two athletically distinguished Big East schools and one Colonial Athletic Association school. Shearer rejected Syr- acuse and Pittsburgh. She chose American. The small town success wanted to stay with a small program. The program which was slowly approaching the top 50 of womens basketball. More importantly, a program which lacked the usual Division I dis- tractions and pressures. Shearer liked the idea of not playing for her coaches job, the student body approval, the other extra- neous causes. At AU, Shearer could con- centrate on the development of her basket- ball skills. Learning could take place under the helpful eye of her coach, not the micro- scopic eye of a heavily funded Big East pro- gram. As development would progress, and the stakes would rise. Shearer would not have to unproductively press to main- tain her starting position. This idea of limi- ted distractions and pressures is what lured Shearer to AU. It is also this idea which re- sulted in an unprecedented four year cam- paign for Shearer. She set school records for career points (1,592) and single season points (534). She was only percentage points from many other school records. It was Coach Linda Ziemke ' s continual mes- sage of " Play for yourself; no one else cares or matters " that drove the Lady Eagles and especially Beth Shearer to being successful. Prior to team practices. Shearer could be seen mopping Cassell Center ' s dust-ridden hardwood. At practice. Shearer could be seen diving for loose balls and intentionally calling out plays. At games Shearer could be seen getting in the face of opponents and exuberantly giving teammates high fives. Beth Shearer plays the game the only way she knows how - out of her love for the sport. 207 Field Hockey Soccer 4 A.O Volleyball pSES Kr ' : ' J Men ' s Basketball Women ' s Basketball Men ' s Swimming Dave Robison Women ' s Swimming Wrestling Courtesy Sports Informati Cheerleading Cross Country r Men ' s Tennis Women ' s Tennis %i» iiiliii iii in " ' - ■n TA T ' i ' , i. A JOURNAL 216 If::. 3sii r If ' V, |f »«, K Seotember ' %i ' ' F m The University Senate voted to dis- solve the College of Public and International Affairs (CPIA), following the recommenda- tions of Provost Greenberg and the CPIA Task Force. The Task Force, chaired by justice profes- sor James Fyfe, concluded that the individ- ual schools (Justice, Government and Pub- lic AdministraHon, and International Ser- vice) were meeting their own goals, while CPIA was serving only on an organizational level. y The Reverend Richard Dortch made his first public appearance since being fired from the PTL ministry. Dortch, who replaced Jim and Tammy Bakker following the Jessica Hahn sex scan- dal, spoke at the Woods-Brown Amphithe- atre on the televangelist " holy wars " and the future of television ministries. Spon- sored by the Kennedy Political Union. 11 An out of court settlement was reached in the $40,000 lawsuit involving AU sophomore and syndicated deejay Mark Bucher. Bucher held a " Biggest JAP on Campus " contest, where AU listeners could call in and vote. The American Jewish Committee filed a lawsuit against Bucher ' s syndicator, Westwood One, on the grounds that the contest contained elements of anti-semi- tism. JL J More than 60 clubs and organize- " tions participated in the Student Confederation sponsored Club Fair. Interest groups distributed information and publicized upcoming events to over 1,000 students. 25 Democratic Presidential candidate and US Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO), released his foreign policy plan in the SIS Lounge. The second speech in a university lecture series, Gephardt discussed our national se- curity policy and his plans for the future if elected. Three US Supreme Court Justices heard debate on whether William Shakespeare ' s work was really his own. Justices Brennan, Blackmun, and Ste- vens listened to two Washington College of Law professors in a moot court debate. Pro- fessor James Boyle defended Shakespeare ' s authorship, while Professor Peter Jaszi said Earl Edward DeVere was the rightful author of the works. Sponsored by David Lloyd Kreeger, University Board of Trustees member. 28 Soviet commentator Vladimir Pozner spoke on " Life Inside the USSR " in the Woods-Brown Amphitheatre. Pozner discussed the new glasnost, or openess, policy and Soviet-American re- lations in the 1980 ' s. Sponsored by Ken- nedy PoliHcal Union. Rep Gephirdt Einar Ryvird. ctober AU established its position as a leader in AIDS education when it became one of the first schools in the country to distribute in- formation packets about AIDS to all stu- dents. The brochure, developed and produced by Health Center Education Director Robyn Brooke, was the first in a series of programs planned for AIDS Awareness Month. The programs were conducted un- der the direction of the AIDS Task Force, a commission of students, faculty, and ad- ministration. In mid-October, the task force distributed 12,000 condoms as a symbol of awareness to students. The Student Confederation, Greek Council, and Human Diversity League contributed time to help dissemi- nate the information. AU also released an official policy on AIDS in the final week of October, pledging not to discriminate against persons who have contracted AIDS or AIDS-related con- ditions. The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity held its annual Jail ' n Bail on the Quad to raise money for the American Cancer Society. ZBT, along with the " convicts " who posted bail by gathering phone pledges, raised $26,500. Co-sponsored by Chicago ' s Bar and Grill, WCXR-fm, American Air- lines, and GEICO Insurance. A panel of local black journalists dis- cussed its responsibilities to the black com- munity. Panelists included Juan Williams of The Washington Post, Don Foster of WPFW radio, and Renee Poussaint of WJLA-TV. Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance. 23 The entire AU community wel- comed trustee and alumnus Abbey Joel Butler to the grand opening and dedication of the pavilion named in his honor. Butler, who contributed one million dol- lars toward construction of the building, also established a scholarship program that currently lids two AU students. The Abbey Joel Butler Pavihon houses the Campus Store, offices, meeting rooms, and a mini-mall located on the lower level. 23 AU became one of less than 100 universities in the country to have an active academic press. Dean of Faculties Frederick Jacobs speculated that the first book from The American University Press would be printed by late 1988. Plans were also announced to create an advisory board including AU faculty to de- termine the scope of the publication. Presi- dent Berendzen said that approximately one-third of the books published would be by AU authors. 29 26 AU students were promised ac- cess to the nation ' s third largest academic library when the proposed Washington Universities Library Consortium is finished in the early 1990 ' s. The participating libraries included: AU, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, Catholic, George Mason, and the University of the District of Columbia. The seven universities will combine their library listings into one computer data bank. Students will be able to request ma- terials from the consortium libraries for use the same day with a special delivery ser- vice. Senator Jake Garn (R-UT) was the keynote speaker at a gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of AU ' s Washington Se- mester Program. The program offers students from over 200 colleges and universities an opportun- ity to combine practical experience with their coursework. Washington Semester was founded in 1947 by Harold Davis, now a professor emeritus in the School of International Ser- vice. Distinguished alumni of the program in- clude current Democratic Presidential can- didate Michael Dukakis and former Nixon aide John Dean. Students raised the United Nations flag to kick off International Week. Events included a panel discussion on the Central American Peace Plan, an Arab Market on the Quad, an International Club Fair, and a discussion of the global effects of AIDS. Co-sponsored by the International Student Association and the Student Con- federation. ovember The AU Conduct Council recommended that the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity be sus- pended for a eighteen months for hazing- related violations. After an appeal and further hearings, Vice Provost for Student Life Maurice O ' Connell confirmed the one year suspen- sion until fall rush, 1988. The suspension included permanent loss of the AEPi chap- ter room in Anderson Hall, the discontinu- ation of the current pledge class unhl fall, 1988, and the inability to participate as a group in on-campus activities. J y The Consortium on Peace Re- search, Education, and Development (COPRED), and Young Americans for Free- dom (YAP), built informational huts on the Quad to reflect different views about peace issues. COPRED ' s " Peace Pagoda " symbolized their group ' s goal of stimulating awareness through meaningful debate. YAF ' s " Cas- par Weinberger Memorial for Peace Through Strength " hut wanted to show the option of peace through strength. The groups removed their structures fol- lowing apparent vandalism by opposing members. 7 AU students rallied against advertise- ments for a Playboy model call which ap- peared in issues of The Eagle. Protestors opposed the alleged exploitive nature of the ads. The photographs of area women students and professionals ap- peared in a Playboy feature " The Women of Washington. " 222 .mcTJi 5 ■ W-li ' ' : ' y Right-wing political advocate Robert Novak discussed President Reagan ' s eco- nomic policy and analyzed the 1988 presi- dential candidates. Novak praised Reagan ' s tax cuts and said the President eliminated a Soviet military advantage during the past seven years. He added that he felt Rep. Jack Kemp (R-IL) would best carry out the Reagan Adminis- tration policies. 11 Fifteen inches of snow blanketed AU and the rest of the nation ' s capital. The unexpected storm forced all after- noon and evening classes to be cancelled. 12 Provost Milton Greenberg an- nounced that effective January 18, 1988, the School of Government and Public Adminis- traHon and the School of Justice will merge due to the dissolution of the College of Pub- lic and Internation Affairs. The new school will be called the School of Public Administration (SPA), and will in- clude three departments: Government, Justice, Law and Society, and Public Ad- ministration. The School of International Service will become a free standing school. 20 The Student Confederation formed the Tuition Task Force to address the proposed increases in tuition for the 1988 fiscal year. Proposed increases included 7.9 percent for undergraduate and graduate students, and a 12 percent hike for law students. The task force circulated a petition in support of its efforts. A final report will be submitted December 3. ecembe r cV e ' i %A% i,ee .V so ' ■•■■ o n - v ' ov ivO Ae - ..■■■■■ •■ •• :« ee- •;. s e ve ••■• ), ' o s J 0 r ve ,, " i- vV 0 ,. fw ' i ' i f5Vi ' ' S ' ' - ■■■-■■■ 0 X The Tuition Task Force released its final report, recommending that future tui- tion increases should not exceed two per- cent after inflation adjustments. The 13-page report, distributed to stu- dents and faculty, announced that the Stu- dent Confederation will establish the Uni- versity Budget Review Committee. This standing committee will allow students to continue having input regarding the AU budget policy. •m The Student ConfederaHon General Assembly voted to increase the $35 per semester activity fee to $50 each semester Part-time students ' fee will be raised from $5 to $10 a semester. The activity fee has not been raised since 1979. The road beneath the Abbey Joel Butler Pavilion opened, once again joining the north and south sides of campus. The parking garage was also completed, allowing for metered parking and faculty reserved parking. J Soviet dissident and recent Israeli em- igre Natan (Anatoly) Sharansky spoke amid tight security in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. Sharansky stressed that although Soviet Premier Gorbechev says all Jews who want to leave the USSR have left, Jewish emigra- tion has declined greatly in recent years. He said new leaders must rise to fight for the 382,000 Jewish refusniks sHll in the Soviet Union. 7 AU President Richard Berendzen in- vited Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbechev to speak on campus during the US-Soviet summit. Berendzen sent the letter last June, in hopes that Gorbechev would appear at AU whUe in Washington, DC. The secretary of the Soviet Embassy said Gorbechev would be too busy with offical negotiations to visit college campuses. ►lanuary 7-4 m jL AU junior Matt McGrath won the national championship in The Lincoln Douglas Debate during the UCLA debate tournament. McGrath defeated opponents from schools including Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley. In the final round, McGrath upset his Berke- ley opponent, who had not lost a tourna- ment all season. The topic of the debate was continued US covert involvement in Central America. 21 Over 150 students listened to a panel discussion in the Kay Spiritual Life Center about the appropriate role of the press in presidenHal campaign coverage. Panelists included White House corre- spondent Sam Donaldson, democratic campaign strategist Robert Squire, Wa Street Journal reporter Jane Mayer, and David Keene, senior political consultant for Robert Dole. School of Communication Dean Sanford J. Ungar moderated the discussion, which was part of the American Forum series. Un- gar designed the series to help highlight issues within the media. 23 A sellout crowd of 4,600 fans watched a 56-55 victory by the men ' s bas- ketball team over James Madison Univer- sity in their opening game at Bender Arena. AU senior Mike Sampson shot a three- point field goal for the first basket of the game. Play was interrupted after he scored, as students threw rolls of paper and con- fetti onto the newly inaugerated court. Earlier in the evening, the women ' s bas- ketball team lost to JMU 87-64 in their first game played in the new arena. i 25 Former White House Director of Communications Pat Buchanan analyzed the chances of the 1988 presidential candi- dates. Buchanan predicted that Vice President George Bush and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis would most likely win their party ' s nomination for president. The noted conservative also discussed the recent attempts to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retired Justice Lewis Powell. Sponsored by KPU. 30 Washington Semester administra- tors, staff, and faculty — along with AU ' s Study Abroad officials — moved into their new offices at the renovated Tenleytown campus. The offices for these programs had previously been located in the McKinley Building. Washington Semester Dean David Brown said the new campus has promoted a sense of community. The larger campus allowed for more extensive programming, like an internship fair organized in the school ' s gymnasium. 31 Three hundred and eighty gradu- ate, undergraduate, and law students re- ceived their degrees in the last AU com- mencement held in DAR Constitution Hall. President Berendzen conferred an hon- orary Doctor of Laws degree upon outgo- ing George Washington University Presi- dent Lloyd Elliott. In accepting, Elliott stressed the impor- tance of education to the graduates. Wash- ington College of Law Professor Ira Rob- bins was also honored at the ceremony with the University Scholar Teacher of the Year Award. ebruary The new School of Public Administration (SPA) decided to terminate the Leeds Pro- gram, a political exchange program be- tween the AU Department of Government and Leeds University in Great Britain. The decision was made because of con- cern regarding the " academic integrity " of the Parliamentary semester. The program will be terminated after the 1988-89 aca- demic year. A computer " virus " infected many disk- ettes used throughout the AU personal computer labs. The " brain " virus destroyed data and programs by erasing data clusters on the disks. Students were forced to reformat diskettes in order to clean the virus and save their programmed information. JL AU graduate and television per- sonahty Willard Scott returned to his alma mater to broadcast his weather-feature seg- ment of the " Today " show. Scott, an Alpha Sigma Phi alumnus, joined his fraternity and AU Marriott to raise money for Students Against Multiple Sclerosis. WVAU, AU ' s student-run radio stahon, began operations after a nine month hiatus to remodel the station and improve the sig- nal. The new Eagle 102 had been shut down by the Confederation Media Commission in May, 1987, because of a weak signal and lack of internal organization. The station spent $25,000 to better serve the AU com- munity. 7 An apparent grease fire in Anderson Hall caused the evacuation of more than 1,800 students from the Letts-Anderson- Centennial Hall complex. This prompted many students from the campus ' largest dorm complex to take ac- tion against the multitude of false alarms purposely pulled throughout the year. Students formed hall watches to prevent the illegal activity. It was feared that in the event of a real fire, students would fail to leave the building. 10 A 25-year-old AU student was struck by a Marriott delivery truck in a con- gested loading zone near the Abbey Joel Butler Pavilion. Grace Chung, a non-degree student, un- derwent surgery and remained in the hos- pital for several weeks recovering from her injuries. Although the accident was investigated by the DC Police Department, no charges were filed against Marriott or the truck driver. 25 Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) ad- dressed students about the Senate vote on the INF treaty and the importance of US- Soviet relations. Cranston said he thought there were enough votes to pass the treaty, which would effectively ban intermediate-range nuclear missiles throughout Europe. He added that relations between the United States and the Soviet Union are at the most important point that has ever existed, and that we should work with Soviet Premier Gorbechev to achieve world peace. March lifer K. Barnes JL The Residence Hall Association awards $500 to a student who provided information about a false fire alarm in McDowell Hall. The alarm was pulled at the end of January. RHA President Jessica Coscia says the RHA will give unlimited awards. 8 Tt Greg Rabinowitz is elected the 1988-89 SC President. He won an uncontested elec- tion; his only opponent. Matt McGrath, was disqualified because his credits exceeded the maximum allowed by the Board of Elections ' rules. Rabinowitz received eighty-five percent of the vote. Students protest President Berendzen ' s decision to hold Spring Concert in Bender Arena. The decision was based on informal agreements made between AU and neighbor- hood groups several years ago. j 230 10 31 Political satirist Mark Russell per- forms at Bender Arena. This is the first con- cert held in AU ' s new Sports and Convoca- tion Center. Russell quirked, " Now I know what happened to the Contra money. " 31 AU alumnus Tom Shales wins a Pulitzer Prize for his Washington Post column, " On the Air. " This is the first Pul- itzer for the noted television critic. AU ends its basketball season, los- ing 76-75 to William and Mary in the first round of the CAA tournament. The team finished second in the CAA, its highest fin- ish ever. Coach Ed Tapscott is named CAA co-Coach of the Year. 23 Design Expo ' 88 opens in the Watkins Art Gallery. Students from all levels of design classes submit their work to be exhibited. Tom Shales as editor-in-chief of The Eagle- L AU ' s debate team participates in the nat- ional debate tournament, held in Colorado Springs. Dr. James]. Linger, the director of the university ' s forensics squad, says that this re- flects impressive progress for the team, which formed only two years ago. 16 16 kJ The campus master plan is rejected by the District Board of Zoning Adjustments. A revised plan must be submitted to the BZA by November 1. SUB sponsors Spring Concert ' 88, featuring The Smithereens, Let ' s Active, and Ex- pose. Cold weather doesn ' t dampen spirits; 5500 students attend the last Spring Concert to be held outdoors at the Woods-Brown Ampitheatre. The Department of Performing Arts stages its final production of Frankenstein. CAS Dean Betty T. Bennett wrote the script based on Mary Shelley ' s book. Guest director Herbert Edelman finishes a successful run in the New Lecture Hall. 17 Greek Week ends with a charity soft- ball game. This Greek council offers several activities to fraternities and sorortities to ex- hibit their spirit. Delta Tau Delta is named frat- ernity of the year and Delta Gamma and Alpha Chi Omega are name sororities of the year. 22 President Berendzen addresses ap- proximately 1200 incoming freshmen and their parents on the first day of Reunion ' 88, a weekend of festivities for alumni, students, and prospective freshmen. The alumni associ- ation sponsors the Great American Fair in Bender Arena, featuring games and displays by student organizations. 26 Students pack AU ' s Tavern to mark the last official Tuesday Tavern Night. The weekly tradition ends as Marriott begins to comply with the recommendations of AU ' s Alcohol Task Force. The General Assembly approves additional allocations to student or- ganizations totalling $100,018, following an increase in the student activity to earlier in the semester. The Board of Trustees ' decision from early February to raise the fee forces the additional allocaHons. 1 The AU Singers perform their final con- cert of the season in the Kreeger Music Build- ing. The Singers end their performing year with a program featuring songs of spring, ranging from Elizabethan madrigals to folk songs. Smoking his already been banned in the ter Mitchell Weinraub j Provost Milton Greenberg announces plans for a task force to make recom- mendations towards a university smoking policy. The Provost is expected to approve and implement an official policy this summer. 234 14 Senior Week ' 88 ends with a senior parent dinner dance at the Sheraton- Washington Hotel. Earher in the week, seniors enjoy a final Tavern Night and a Riverboat Cruise on the Potomac. The SC sponsors the Senior Week events, many of which include undergraduates. 15 AU ' s eighty-seventh commence- ment is held in Bender Arena, the first uni- versity-wide graduation ceremony in twenty years. Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-WVA) and retired Sup- reme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. rece- ive honorary degrees at the graduate com- mencement. Actress Helen Hayes, sched- uled to receive an honorary degree at the undergraduate ceremony, cannot attend due to illness. Carl Wolf Srudi WORLD NEWS DATELINE Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, a key player in the Iran contra scandal Dateline photos courtesy Associated Press President and Mrs. Reagan greet Pope Paul II in Miami during his nine-city tour of the U.S. An earthquake that mea- sured 6.1 on the Richter scale shook Southern Cali- fornia in October. Reagan Supreme Cotirt nomina- tion Robert H. Bork is rejected by a Senate vote of 58-42. October 19, 1987. The Dow Jones stock average dropped 508 points, the largest fall in history. $500 billion are lost from market value of U.S. securi- ties. j: 05 ' 45 jTEO in TMf J Shall INmER ' 0N AIDS, pro- claimed ■by- President Reagan as " Public health, enemy No.l, " has taken 25,000 lives in the past six years. NPL player ' s strike ends after 24 days. US Navy blows up an Iranian ship caught laying mines in the Persian Gulf. ' I0om9h nK w JfTk First Lady Nancy Reagan welcomed home after surgery. 240 America brings the cup home. ACADEMIA 243 rofiles: James Mooney It never fails. There is always some student who asks a question which rearranges my focus on a topic that I ' ve been researching. Some professors are primarily scholars, some teachers. Occasionally a student is lucky enough to be taught by someone who is both. Despite his claim that he has never been able to put the two together, James Mooney is one such professor. Graduating from Catholic University with a B.A. in history, Mooney went on to Rice University for his masters degree. While an undergraduate, an illness forced him to leave school for several years. In addition, Mooney had difficulty adjusting to the freedom of the college experience, saying he found it overwhelming. Mooney was always interested in history because as he puts it, " You ' ve got to know something about everything. " Once in col- lege, he never changed his major, but dur- ing his illness, Mooney said he seriously questioned his future in history. Finally, he decided in favor of it. He says, " 1 went back to it with a vengeance. " Originally, he had intended to do re- search and editorial work, but he began to teach small classes at Rice, and found he enjoyed it. However, Mooney says, " I really am terribly shy, and even after teach- ing for several years, my stomach still ties in knots, and I break into a sweat when I speak in front of large groups. " He enjoys the intimate, small school set- ting of AU, and has nothing but praise for his colleagues in the history department: " These are people who don ' t believe teach- ing is a drag on their time or energy... " Currently, Mooney is preparing his doc- toral dissertation on Southern Intellectuals Trying To Create A Secular Moral Philos- ophy In the Early 19th Century. " It never fails. There is always some student who asks a question which rearranges my focus on a topic that I ' ve been researching, " said Mooney. And it is research for which Mooney wishes to be remembered: " I would like to think I would be able to leave a couple of pieces of scholarship which peo- ple would say ' that was imaginative. ' " Mooney is doing what he loves most — teaching. " I am in the unfortunate situarion that I ' m living my ambitions. I can ' t ima- gine what the other alternatives would be... " Tom Klitus contributing writer Dr. Anthony Riley You don ' t fall asleep in my class because I scream and yell. Around registration time, when students turn to each other for an insider ' s academic scoop, many conversations definitely turn to Dr. Anthony Riley, one of the most pop- ular professors on campus. Known for his humorous educational anecdotes, and his human, yet theatrical presence, Riley has a formula that really reaches students. Says Riley, " You don ' t fall asleep in my class be- cause I scream and yell. I try to convey that I know what I ' m doing, which captures the confidence of the students. That ' s why I never lecture directly from notes. If you make it personal, if you embellish, students relate to it more. I try to project enthusiasm and illuminate the mysteries of science. " Riley ' s interest in science began at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he received his bachelor ' s in a psy- chology, anthropology, and sociology pro- gram. Although he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, he maintains he was most known, not for his academic ability, but for his social prow- ess. He explains, " My major claim to fame was just meeting people. I lived in the inter- nahonai student center and that was a real eye-opener for me: coming from a small southern town to a place where the world was represented. I learned a lot there. " From Chapel Hill, he went to the Uni- versity of Seattle, where he received his doctorate in 1974. From there he went to Dal Housie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he worked on a post doctoral fellowship in psycho-pharmacology. And in 1976, he came to AU. " The school (AU) opened up its doors to me and gave me research support, lots of space, and students. I don ' t think I could be at a better school. It ' s a good research climate, " says Riley. His research combines his two areas of interest: animal behavior and pharmacol- ogy. He studies how animal behavior is af- fected by conditioning, learning and drug use. Much of his research pertains to drug tolerance. Riley sees his role at AU as three-fold: teacher, researcher and departmental citi- zen. " My research is very rewarding, and my departmental work is a necessary evil that ' s all part of the machine, but teach- ing: . .there ' s no better feeling than teaching a good class. When I teach a good class, I ' m ecstatic. When I teach a bad class, I ' m de- pressed. The way I put it in perspective is that Johnny Carson doesn ' t get a laugh with every joke, " said Riley. Riley is very happy at AU, and in the future he would like to further expand his role here. He said, " Down the road, I ' d like to chair the department, and eventually get into the university administration. " Outside the walls of AU, Riley is equally happy. There he plays the guitar, writes folk and medieval English music, and spends time with his family; his wife, a scientist at the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and his son. He said, " The absolute highlight of my life is my son. Being a father is such an experience " What a joy! I ' m very happy to say that we ' re expecting another baby in March. " Carrie Earle editor-in-chief 245 President Richard Berendzen -t ' Provost Milton Greenberg 247 candids Christine Hogan George Biles Robert Blecker Dom Bonafede Donald Brenner Kathleen Burns Thomas Cantrell Stephen Cohen Murray Comarow Frank Connolly William Cromwell David Crosby Mary Culnan Rebecca Del Carmen William Delone Louis Dimento John Douglass Jose Epstein Lincoln Furber James Fyfe Lawrence Gales Herbert Glazer Vicki Glenn Louis Goodman James Gray Mary Gray Steve Grebe John Heath Linda Hayden Stephen Hills Thomas Hopkins Cheoul-Shin Kang Deborah Kelly Dara Khambata Nicholas Kittrie John Kokus Basil Korin Roger Legere Nanette Levinson Gregory Lewis Harvey Lieber Richard Linowes Robert Macdonald Howard McCurdy Paula McKenzie Hossen Hakimi-Modarres Reza Hakihi-Modarres Kermit Moyer Pamela Nadell Janet Nagler Pat O ' Connor-Finn Jack Orwant 253 James Owens Frank Phillipi Daniele Rodamar John Rooney Roberta Rubenstein Lee Schwartz Romeo Segnan Victor Selman Edward Smith Eric Smoodin William Stahr Rodger Streitmatter Michel Struelens Henry Taylor James Thurber Sarah Toppins Barbara Tuckerparker Frank Turaj Sanford Ungar Emilio Viano Rose Mary Walsh David Webster Stanley Weiss John White Bruce Wiegand Joanne Yamauchi Ann Zelle Admissions Photos by Carl Wolf Inc , unless otherwise credited Alumni Relations Architect ' s Office Archivist ' s Office Budget Office Athletic Department L ' « - ' — ' «l p (H Campus Security Campus Bookstore 260 Career Center Child Development Center College of Arts and Sciences Controller ' s Office Eagle ' s Nest Finance and Treasure ' s Office 263 Housekeeping Housekeeping 264 Grounds International Student Association Kay Spiritual Life KCBA Library Staff Maintenance Staff Minority Affairs Painting Crew fi9 I S iwtk A i 268 Parking and Traffic Personnel Physical Plant Office Post Office Staff Provost ' s Office Psychological and Learning Services Registrar Research Grants and Contracts School of Nursing ,X ' XMHR ' C ' School of Public Affairs School of International Service Student Accounts Student Activities Summer Sessions University and Media Relations UPPO 276 WAMU Counesy UPPO rofiles: School of Nursing The Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing is named in honor of President Rutherford B. Hayes ' First Lady, who endeared herself to this city and all America by her con- sistent commitment to serve the needy and educate other women to do likewise. Fol- lowing her exemplary model, a small, dedi- cated group from the the Women ' s Home Missionary Society saw a need; to educate nurses in the nation ' s capital. In 1894, four years after opening its doors. The Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries was charte- red by an Act of Congress. The school grew and changed with the times, never losing sight of the original philosophy symbolized in our seal by the Lamp of Vigilance illum- inahng the Book of Wisdom. In the early 1960s, once again a small group of enlightened women recognized a need: for a collegiate program in nursing. Members of the United Methodist Women, BalHmore Conference, raised a permanent endowment, enabling the school to begin at this university in 1965. They understood the significance of the Bachelor of Science degree as sound preparation for the evol- ving profession of nursing. This degree, with its strong liberal arts base and empha- sis on scienhfic study, is characterized in our motto Ars et Scienta. There have been many changes over the past 98 years: the uniform, the cap, the cur- riculum. But there also have been meaning- ful constants empowered by small groups of women with unwavering dedication: those who founded the school in 1890; those who brought it to this university in 1965; and those who, in 1988, comprise its last graduating class. Although we are closing, the spirit of the school will stay alive as these graduates join the Lucy Webb Hayes Alumnae continuing our tradition of uncompromising values and tireless service. The degree we confer today holds a double disHnction: the seal of The American University and the legacy of Lucy Webb Hayes. Although we are dos- ing, the spirit of the school will stay alive as these graduates join the Lucy Webb Hayes alumnae... Veronica G. Barrell Mary Eileen Bohag Sandra Alfredia Mason-Burns Jennifer Angela Daly Debra A. Fabbri Beverly Mitchell Gaffney Lisa Marie Holt Nancy Beth Koretz Renee Suzanne Marcinkoski Patricia Russo Pella Mary Therese Schanno Betsy Maria Schwartz Dana Susan Shorr Walter James Sloan Alta Marie Smith Deidre O ' Reilly Smith Wendy S. Smith - W.EBfi Steve Kendall Grad school to me, is a place to experiment, to play around, to work on some ideas that you wouldn ' t be able to do in the real world. Ambitious — the one word that best de- scribes Steve Kendall, a second-year gradu- ate student. In addition to his studies, Ken- dall teaches a class as an adjunct professor, works full-Hme as the Equipment Rental Manager for the School of Communication, works part-time at a local radio station, serves on the NAACP Public Relations and Advertising Committee, and is developing a series of documentaries that will take him the next ten years to complete. Kendall teaches Basic Film and Audio Production, an introductory class for visual media majors in the School of Communica- tion. His work in the equipment room al- lows him to bring a bit of reality into the classroom. " I structure the room like an ac- tual rental house, " says Kendall. Students are required to test equipment before and after they take it out, and to sign a contract of liability. A native of Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Kendall spent his undergraduate years at Temple University in Philadelpia. There he studied radio, television and film, but he did not plan on attending graduate school right away. " I was going to go out to Holly- wood with some friends and get a job as an editor, " said Kendall, " My friends went out there. They worked on some low-budget horror films, and they got burned. I learned a lesson about signing contracts. They worked, essentially, under the table for some very sleazy people on a film that hasn ' t been released yet, and probably never will. I learned from that what can happen if you don ' t know what you ' re doing. " He came to AU because of its location, calling DC a " hubbub of civil rights, " and because of the school itself. " AU ' s kind of relaxed, here I can experiment with pro- ducing. . .1 felt it was important to be able to take chances with someone else ' s money. Grad school, to me, is a place to experi- ment, to play around, to work on some ideas that you wouldn ' t be able to do in the real world. " Kendall is comfortable with experimen- tation. Last summer, in preparation for his series of " portraits, " he shot his thesis proj- ect at the 19th Street Baptist Church. He shot a promotional tape and recorded a Sunday service for their archives. " What 1 established was a producer-client relation- ship with my church. " The church, which will be 150 years old in two years, will serve as the first subject in a series on black institutions for public tele- vision. " I ' m hopefully going to tackle blacks in religion, business, politics, and education, " Kendall said. The project, which Kendall estimates will take him the next ten years to complete, is currently in the research and development stage. He is also looking for corporate sponsors and dis- tribution possibilihes. " I ' m trying to work out distribution before I even shoot one inch of video. " He has established his own company. Group Noir Productions, to help him achieve this. " In the future, Kendall hopes to continue teaching. " 1 want to go out and do some- thing, and then come back and teach from experience. " John Piatt contributing writer rofiles Lynne Lenzi Being able to tap re- sources and develop leadership skills is a vital part of the college experience. " Being able to tap resources and develop leadership skills is a vital part of the college experience, " says Lynne Lenzi, a senior in the Kogod College of Business Administra- tion. Lenzi is president of the undergraduate business association and a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board honor socie- ties. She is also president of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity. Lenzi ' s time commitments extend be- yond AU ' s borders. She ' s worked for her representative and for a securities broker- age firm. Her latest position is in the Execu- tive Office of the President of the United States. She is a financial analyst, tracking spending in various government depart- ments. She enjoys the cross between busi- 280 ness and politics. In the future, Lynne hopes to work in the field of management. She plans to continue her involvement with the university as an active alumnus. Christine Bostick campus editor Kelly Lyons We have our own third world in the Un- ited States, and I can al- ways apply my ex- periences and educa- tion here. Michael Nickl, Kelly Lyons, a junior in the School of In- ternational Service, sees her college educa- tion as a tool to improve the conditions of others. This belief prompted her to study justice and intemahonal service. Originally a justice major, Lyons recently changed her major to international studies with a double minor in justice and medical science. Her hometown of San Antonio, Texas stimu- lated her interest in Latin American affairs and in third world development. Lyons ' s extracurricular activities reflect her interest in these areas. She contributed greatly to the sanctuary movement here at AU and has worked for Amnesty Interna- tional. In addition to these activities, she spent one month last summer in Central America, where she realized the impor- tance of medical science in third world de- velopment. In the future, Lyons plans to attend med- ical school. Although she is uncertain about whether she would like to work in Central America, Lyons knows that she would like to set up her own medical practice to met the needs of the poor. She said, " We have our own third world in the United States, and I can always apply my experiences and education here. " Bradley C. 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Mr. Mrs. Jose Munoz and Family Jim Rosaline Lombard and Family Marian Edward Saltzman and Family Mr. Mrs. Warren Roth Mr. Mrs. Jesse A. " Bell Barbara Buddy Ginsberg Mr. Mrs. P. Niel Yocom The Dowdall Family Attorney Benjamin Globman, Harriet Globman and Jonathan D. Marcus Mr. c Mrs. Mark Kisiel Mrs. David Davis and Family Dr. Mrs. Fredric Simowitz and Lynn Mr. « Mrs. Richard W. Muller, Jr. Bob, Doris, Bari, and Karen Solomon Mr. Mrs. Arthur M. Rothman Rita, Len, Neal and Marc Zimmerman Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Perry Juan Antonio Aguirre CONGRATULATIONS LIZ This is a joyous day for all of us. We love you! Dad, JoAnn, Mike, Danny, Shara David CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST OF LUCK TO OUR DAUGHTER, DEBBIE HARRIS, ALL HER FRIENDS AND THE CLASS OF ' 88 DR MRS HARVEY HARRIS LISA CARRIE - We knew you could do it! We ' re so proud of you and all your successes. Our thoughts, good wishes and never ending love are always with you. Love, Mom, Cub and Cath 311 Congratulations Jacqeline Ann Gross ' be a real winner, a being must achieve the ability to believe in oneself and to be comfortable with that self. " Love to a very special achi- ever. We ' re so proud of you. Phyllis and Michael 1988 is a very great year for champagne and graduations. A toast to Sherri and all her friends " Health, Wealth, Happiness and the time to enjoy them " Sherri, thank you for being exactly as you are. Stuart sends congratulations Love, Annora Gilman To our son Ralph Richardson We are so proud of your ef- forts. Congratulations for all that you have achieved. May Congratulations to Steven Harris from his very proud parents and grand- parents they be an early indication of your future hopes and dreams. Love you. Mom, M.J., Dad, Alan, Grams Nette Congratulations Barbara D. Toto. You made it. We ' re proud of you and we love you. Love, Dad, Mom, Chris, Kathy, Sal Matt 312 Congratulations, Marlinda Anita Boxley We are very proud of you and your ac- complishments. Your hard work and determination have been worthwhile. We know that you will succeed in all that you do. with love. The Boxleys Congratulations, Kirk Thus far you have succeeded in walk- ing the path of life diligently and stead- fast, may you continue to obtain your future objectives of life with the same approach. Mom Dad, Mama Rosa Daddad Royster, Mommy Lena the (late) Papa Jim, Aunt Ruthye the Willi- ames Jeff- We love you, and we are very proud of you. Mom, Dad, Garry Grandma Mary CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SON, MICHAEL, ON HIS GRADU- ATION FROM AMERICAN UNI- VERSITY. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU LOVE, ZELDA, MELVYN, LISA SUSAN Congratulations, Jill! Wishing you joy, challenges, and love in the years to come. Proudly, Mom, Dad Debbie Congratulations Joe Giannamore!! We are proud of you! We love you very much. Love, Mom Dad CONGRATULATIONS MONIQUE LOVE, MOM, DAD, CAROLYN AND JENNY Congratulations to Angela Moss - The Great Communicator Love, your family Ruth D. Moss, Rufus Daniels, Blanche Daniels, Laurence Daniels 313 JOYCE MARSHA KAMMERMAN We are very proud of you. We love you and wish you good health and happi- ness always. KEEP MAKING WAVES! Mommy, Daddy, Hillary and Nana BRAVO BRANT FAGAN! " Go foreward , straight ahead. There are no limits on your life hut those barricades you build yourself. " (McKuen) WITH OUR LOVE AND BEST WISHES, MOTHER, DAD, KAREN AND SHANE Congratulations Jodi! The best of health and happiness and success in your future. May your best thoughts come true. Your family all loves you. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SON Thomas W. Matreyek, on your gradu- ation, and to the class of ' 88. We are very proud of you, you ' re on your way! Mom, Dad Dee (AU Class ' 87)- Upland, CA Dearest Daughter Lisa, Loving thoughts for being the very special daughter you have always been. In everything you do, the sun shines through. We love you and never doubted for a minute you would accomplish all. All our love, always. Mom Dad DeCesaris ERIC J. ELLMAN Congratulations - we are very proud of you! Mom Dad Andy Grandpa Irving Grandpa Charlie Grandma Sadie Congratulations to Eliza Haskins We ' re proud of you! Love from Mom, Scott, John, John and Scooter THE FAMILY OF DIANE BALSAM CONGRATULATES THE ENTIRE 1988 GRADUATING CLASS. MAY ALL YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS COME TRUE. TaldN 1988 Talonteers say: HUNCHKINS DOO DOO DOO Happy graduation Carebear and Bradbear! Nf l j;i ' ncrcitn)n ot TaUm wenches pet loose It ' s been a great year! Commencement ' 88 Crads FirstTo Leave Pffsiilt-nt Bcrendzen addressing grad ' SL-natf Maiontv Leader Roberi Byrd (D-WV) All Photos by Carl Wolf Srudio. In Former Supreme Court Jusiill Ltuis Pow Returns to campus Bender As Alums .iJ « 320 World Capitals: AU Study Abroad THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON. DC Bonn In Bonn, the charm of the Rhine Valley and the turbulent politics of a growing power in world politics provide a valuable blend of experiences in the center of Western Europe. — AU ' s Germany bro- chure Brussels Brussels, the capital of Belgium and resid- ence of the king, is the hub of activity dealing with the most important develop- ments affecting Western Europe today. — AU ' s Brussels brochure i Buenos Aires The best part about studying in Buenos Aires was my homestay with a host family. These people welcomed me into their home as if I were a full-fledged member of their family. I felt that I was an actual part of their society and not just a tourist. For four months of my life, Buenos Aires was my home — Brad Gretter Copenhagen Though I didn ' t expect everyone to be wearing clogs. . .or each backyard to have a windmill, I antici- pated fewer conviences in Denmark than I enjoyed at home. — Pam Hunter X J Jamaica I was distraught by the ' ' throwaway ' ' mentality and the rushed pace which domi- nates our lives. It seems we are rushing madly towards an everchanging. And we call it progress. Jamaica taught me to enjoy the present, to enjoy the small seemingly mundane aspects of life. — Michael Nicklas London I was interested in seeing how the United States reflected Great Britain. — Michael Perkinson Rome I realized how much I enjoy being by myself and how I could rely on self- motivation to gain know- ledge and participate dir- ectly in a new culture. — Thomas Regnante Poland The university ' s Institute of English Philology, which hosts this program, is world famous for its tea- ching, scholarship, and in- ternational contracts. — AU ' s Poland brochure Vienna The long hours spent in one of Vienna ' s many coffeehouses, which serve as homes away from home for the Viennese, stand out as one of the most missed experiences for AU students. Memories of going to the Heurigen, which are small re- staurants on the edges of vineyards, also won ' t easily be forgotten. Trips to the world famous Vienna Opera or to one of the many theaters in the city added to the feeling of total cultural immersion. — Kevin Brownawell Latest Addition to Study Abroad: All photos by Brandon Meyerson 326 BEIJING In the past few years the number of students studying abroad has greatly in- creased. In 1982 AU sent 47 students abroad in three of its programs. This com- ing academic year approximately 400 students will participate in ten programs. Students have the opportunity to study in Europe, Latin America and the Carribbean. In September 1988 The American Uni- versity will launch its newest study abroad program in Beijing, China. A number of factors contributed to the development of the Beijing program. One was the increased student interest in Asian Studies. The administration also showed interest in establishing this program to attract more Asian students. AU chose Beijing because it reflects his- torical grandeur dating back thousands of years unlike modern cities such as Tokyo or Hong Kong. The history and culture of China is reflected by Beijing ' s monuments and national treasures. In addition to being a nation rich in history and culture, China is also a developing nation with a great quest for change. Because of these contrasting factors, administrators believe studying in Beijing can be a unique and fulfilling learn- ing experience. The University of International Business and Economics is the host university for AU ' s newest program. This school was for- merly named the Beijing Institute of For- eign Trade. Under direct administration of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, this university is the first of its kind in China. Each student chosen for the program is required to speak Chinese fairly well. A 2.75 grade point average and recom- mendations are also required. The students will live in dorms rather than in private homes. There will be opportunity for travel either through the university programs or through individual initiative. Bradley C. Gretter academia editor Kimberly D. Folio assistant academia editor Washington Semester Turns 40 Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday Washington Se- mester! Happy birthday to you! AU ' s Washington Semester Program (WSP) turned forty this year. Far from a mid-life crisis, the only institutional multi- college program in existence has plans to expand. A semester program on art and architecture is on next year ' s agenda. In 1947, Dr. Harold Davis, then Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, knew that Washington was living academia for politi- cal science students. He created WSP under the umbrella of AU ' s government program . Fifteen students were recruited from five colleges for the first semester. Catherine Seckler-Hudson, Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs, guided the program through the 1950s. Dr. Nathaniel Preston took the reins of the WSP in 1962. In 1969, he added the intern- ship component of the program, and sev- eral fields of study. The current dean. Dr. David C. Brown, took over the program in 1973. There are now 193 member schools that send their students to AU for the WSP, a yearly total of about 750 students. The pro- gram now offers semesters in american pol- itics, foreign policy, justice, journalism, economic policy, and peace and conflict resoluhon. This last one is made possible through a grant from the US Peace Insti- tute. All of the semester programs follow the same format. Each student has two four credit seminars, an internship, a research project or another course. In addition to this, WSP professors schedule four of five extra seminars each week. Seventy percent of these seminars are held downtown, WSP ' s classroom. There are over 2,000 internships avail- able to WSP students, many more than are filled each year. At the end of the semester, students must turn in a report and journal of their internship activities. The research project culminates with a fifty page paper at semester ' s end. The projects deal with contemporary issues and involve extensive research. Students usu- ally choose current policies or pieces of leg- islation as their topics. Students choose the WSP for many rea- sons. Some are drawn by the excitement of the Capitol. Some want to experience a new school with out transferring. Some want to test their strength by leaving the protective cocoon of their own university. And some come in hopes of one day counting them- selves among the prestigious ranks of WSP graduates like presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Besides the political campus of DC, WSP students now have their own campus at AU. The Tenley Campus houses 420 stu- dents each semester and all administrative offices for the program. The WSP was declared a center of excel- lence by the university, and is now a model for AU ' s World Capitals program. John Piatt contributing writer center - , m iiillllllllllllii THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, DC ffO ET ■ ' of, FTr - !; ' ' - of In 1993, AU will celebrate its 100th birth- day. The Centers of Excellence is the uni- versity ' s birthday gift to itself. The program comes directly from the Provost ' s office, heralding AU ' s committment to academic excellence. Nine departments have been chosen to participate in the program: Art, History, Economics, Business, Finance, Communi- cation, PubUc Administration, International Service, and Washington Semester. Art History Economics Business Fina nee Communication Public Admini stration International Service Wash in gton Semester Art History Economic s Business Finance Communicatio . 4- ' L H i i aa8?5.T.;:gi ;A )i:.- ' H R (8;- ■ -ilriS. ' :.- ' ■ " 4 B 1 Farouk Abdelrhaman BA International Development Khartoom, Sudan Faisal Abordaif BS Computer Science Jodi Abrams BSBA Accounting Pepper Pike, OH Andrew Abramson BSBA Personnel and Industnal Relations Winnetka,IL Nora Achahbar MS Computer Science Agdal Rabat, Morocco Salahuddin Ahmad MA Economics Riverdale, MD Sheerin Ahmadifar BA International Business Atlantic Highlands, N] Elizabeth Aiache BSBA Real Estate and Urban Development Beverly Hills, CA Khalid AI-Remaih BS Computer Science Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Mohamad Albitar MS Computer Science Damascus, Syna Nadia Aldhabbi MA Linguistics Sana ' a, Yemen jocelyn Alfandre BSBA Marketing Westfield, NJ 330 Ali Alghandi BS Computer Science Riyadh, Saudia Arabia Deborah Ali BA Foreign Language and Communication Media Bowie, MD Walid Alkhalidi BS Computer Science Irbid, Jordan Fawaz Alkhalifa BA Law and Society Bahrain Jerry Allen MPA Public Administration Harrisburg, PA AbduIIa Alrowashan BSBA Finance Sanaa, Yemen Taleb Amer BSBA Finance International Business Amman, Jordan Michael Anderson BA Print Journalism Nol esville, VA Sharon Apkon BSBA Markeeting Framingham, MA Kimberly Arthur BS Computer Science Frederick, MD Gregg Artzt BA Justice Stroudsburg, PA Shanta Arur BA Communication Pittsburgh, PA Panvana Awadhi BS Computer Science Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tawfiq Ayoub BSBA Finance Amman, Jordan Alpha Bah MA International Affairs Gambia Robin Baikovitz BA Pnnt Journalism Miami Beach, FL Martha Balis BSBA Business Economics Beth Barak BA International Relations Tarrytown, NY Sean Barnes BS Biology Upper Marlbord, MD Doris Barse BGS Art Bethesda, MD Gregory Bel! 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Boxley BSBA Finance lnternahonal Business Washington, DC Kelly L. Boyd BA Pol. Science Public Communication Sellersville, PA Russell A. Breiter BSBA Accounting Finance Congers, NY Jeffrey J. Brennan BA Public Communication Phoenixville, PA Deborah Brent MA International Communication Cincinnati, OH John N. Briggs BA Political Science Economics Albany, NY Sheryl M. Bright BA International Relations Charlottesville, VA John D. Brothers BA International Studies Waynesboro, PA Debbie-Ann J. Brown BA Language Area Studies Jamaica Michele M. Brown BA lnterdisciplinar ' Studies Chester, NH Robin Brown BA Broadcast Journalism Har ' ey ' s Lake, PA Kevin D. Brownawell BS Political Science International Affairs State College, PA Yvonne M. Brunot BA Graphic Design Washington, DC Richard T. Burke Jr. BA Economics Swarthmore, PA Christine M. Bums BS Computer Science Mark J. Busch BSBA Business Administration Atlanta, GA David B. Calabrese BA International Relations Paoli, PA Grainne M. Callan BA Philosophy Psychology Libertyville, IL Lisa R. Caltabiano BA Communication Lothian, M Sandra L. Cameron BA Communication Colchester, CT Alisyn L. Camerota BA Broadcast Journalism Shrewsbury, NJ Michele A. Campaniello BSBA Markehng New York, NY Andrea W. Campbell BA Interdisciplinary Studies Mountain Lakes, N] Francesca M. Cantarella MSTM Management Information Systems Potomac, MD Jay L. Cantor BSBA Real Estate and Urban Development East Brunswick, NJ Matthew D. Carcieri BA International Studies East Greenwich, Rl Sheri L. Carder BA Polirtcal Science Public Communication oik Ridge, TN Patricia A. Caspers BA International Relations Somerset, NJ Kathryn A. Castiglioni Law and Society Woodstown, NJ Lisa Cavenaugh BA Psychology Baltimore, MD Maiko F. Chambers BA Economics lnternahonal Shepherdsville, KY Cheryl V. Chappin BA General Studies Washington, DC Lauren B. Cheifetz BA Law and Society New City, NY Joel S. Chesler BA Political Science Teaneck, NJ Linwood Chisholm BA Justice Washington, DC Sanghoon Cho BSBA Finance Falls Church, VA Cynthia K. Christy BSBA Finance Marketing Flemington, NJ Chris Cifatte BA Broadcast Journalism Economics Norwalk, CT Joseph Cilio BA Psychology Philadelphia, PA Tara J. Clancy BA Broadcast Journalism San Francisco, CA Jeanne L. Clark BA International Studies Syracuse, NY Paul A. Clifton BA Print Journalism Sudbury, MA Siobhan P. Coen BA Law and Society Belmont, MA Victoria A. Coffineau MA International Affairs Absecon, NJ John A. Cohen BA Economics International Studies W. Keansburg, NJ Michael D. Cohen BA Justice and Law Lawrence, NY Ronald E. Cohen BA Justice River Vale, NJ Jeff A. Cole BA International Relations Waco, TX Timothy J. Comerford BABS Finance Brooklyn, NY Lori J. Conners BA Psychology Gladwyne, PA 336 Anne E. Connolly BSBA Marketing Rockville, MD Cecilia D. Connolly BSBA Finance Cresskill, NJ Kia S. Cooper BSBA Marketing York, PA Christine M. Corgnati BS Political Science Fairfax, VA Caroline F. Corum BA General Studies Madisonville, KY James J. Costello BA International Studies Oxford, MA Pamela D. Cresse BSBA Finance Absecon, N] Mary B. Daniels BA International Studies Miller Place, NY Robert A. Dashow BA Political Science Oceanside, NY Morice Dassum BSBA Finance Quito, Ecuador Manvah Daud BA International Communications International Relations Jakarta, Indonesia Scott E. Daughdril BA Communication Baton Rouge, LA Michael Davis BSBA Accounting Ambler, PA Valerie R. Davis BSBA Finance International Business Allentown, PA Ibrahim Debbas BSBA Marketing Beirut, Lebanon 337 Pietro M. Del Bono BA International Studies Spanish Studies Milano, Italy Donna M. Del Rossi BSBA Marketing BA Psychology Downingtown, PA Maria L. DePaul BA Communication Washington, DC Richard D. DePencier BA International Relations Spanish- Latin Amencan Area Studies Ridgefield, CT Kumar De Silva MBA Finance Colombo, Sri Lanka Lucia Dest BSBA Accountmg Suriname Susan F. Diaz BA Graphic Design Washington, DC Deanne Dimarco BSBA Finance BA Management Information Systems Easton, PA Alexander Dixon Jr. BSBA Finance Philadelphia, PA Margaret J. Doherty BA CLEG Bergenfield, NJ Daria ). Domke BA Russian USSR Area Studies Plainview, MN Donna Donaldson BA Anthropology Hassau, Bahamas Deborah J. Dowdall BA Psychology Sag Harbor, NY Regina V. Dobrov BA International Studies Tampa, FL Angel A. Duran MBA Marketing Madrid, Spain Carrie M. Earle BA Public Communication Lake Elmore, VT Scott L. Eckstein BSBA Real Estate Finance Scotch Plains, NJ Eric J. Ellman BA Political Science New Rochelle, NY Fatima-Ez-Zahra El Mediouri MA International Affairs Rabat, Morocco Patricia D. Erney BA Public Communication Woodbury Hts, NJ Charles Ernst BSBA Fmance Brooklyn, NY Mary Ann Etchison BA Economics International Studies Alpharetta, GA Roxanne Eubanks BSBA Personnel and Industrial Relations Des Moines, lO Daphne Y. Evans BA Public Communication Wilmington, DE David J. Eyerman BS Computer Science Chicago, IL Manama Fadiga BS Biology Carolyn L. Falk BA International Relations Clarence, NY Gerard C. Fallon BA Broadcast Journalism Ridgewood, NJ Vince L. Farhat BA International Studies Los Angeles, CA Veronica Fernandez BSBA International Business Marketing Puerto Rico Pamela Ferrante BSBA Personnel and Industrial Relations Fort Lauderdale, FL Roseann B. Ferrick BA Political Science Garden City, NY Pamela A. Ficca BSBA Marketing Gulph Mills, PA James Finnegan BA Justice Foster, Rl Hillary Finver BA Psychology Croton-On-Hudson, NY Steve Fishman BA Political Science Marblehead, Mass Deborah Fogel BA Graphic Design and Psychology West Nyack, NY Gary Fogelman BA Justice Cherry Hill, NJ Lisa Frank BSBA Marketing North Brunswick, NJ Robyn Frank BA Communication Nashville, TN Myrtle Freeman MA International Affairs Monrovia, Liberia Debra Friedman BA Public Communication Livingston, NJ June Friedman BA Sociology Bayside, NY Steven H. Friedman BSBA Accounting Teaneck, NJ Tracey Frisman BA Journalism and Psychology . d Kr « 4 r " " ' " P hS L ' ' ' a ' ■ ' " Mj %., ' ' ■ " ' . ' I ' Wt Susan H. Frost BSBA Finance Livingston, N] Andrew M. FuUem BA International Relations Scotia, NY Kana Futamura BA Psychology Nagoya, Japan Karen T. Gallagher BA International Studies Tulas, OK Brian M. Garcia BA International Relations Panama Citv. Panama Kelly M. Gaughan BA International Relations Mount Pocono, PA Enid M. Gavilan BA Broadcast Journalism San Juan, Puerto Rico Catherine H. Geier BA International Studies Solon.OH Sandra L. Gephart BA Interdisciplinary Studies Butler, PA Robert L. Gershon BSBA Finance Rockaway Bench, NY Deborah L. Gian BA Psychology Armonk, NY Maura Gidez BA Public Communication Potomac, MD TG Gifford BA International Relations and Russian Language Boulder, CO Robert F. Gilgan BA Print Jounalism Duxbury, MA Sherri R. Gilman BA Public Communication Atlantic Beach, NY Stuart L. Ginsberg BA Public Communications Wavne, N] Micheal L. Glazerman BA Economics Newton, Mass Sharon S. Glazerman BA Psychology Randolph, MA Daphne H. Glover BA German. ' W ' est European Studies Dallas, TX Randee F. Godofsky BA CommunicatioaTheatre Miami, PL Thomas B. Goehner BA Anthropology ' Wavne, N] Steven E. Goff BA Print Journalism Keene, NH Gloria Goldberg BABS Marketing Centereach, NY Linda S. Goldenberg BA Public Communications San Juan, Puerto Rico David B. Goldman BSBA Marketing White Plains, NY Jill L. GoUob BABS Industrial and Personnel Administration Livingston, NJ Christina R. Goiter BA International Studies Aurora, IL Elena P. Goodman BSBA Marketing Ramsev, NJ Ruth-Lauren Goodman BA Elementary- Education Highland Park, IL Harry J. Gottfried BS Political Science Orinda, CA Catherine R. Gravalis BA Public Communication WoodcUff Lake, NJ Michele T. Green BA Justice Queens, NY Janice M. Greenberg BA Economics Oyster Bay, NY Beth S. Greenblatt BSBA International Business Personnel Mangement Vineland, NJ Valerie T. Greene BA Political Science Fallston, MD Bradley C. Gretter BA International Relations Newtown, CT Wendy E. Greve BA Psychology Staten Island, NY Tracy L. Grieshaber BA Anthropology San Antonio, TX Lisa M. Grimpe BA Psychology Orlando, PL Jacqueline A. Gross BA Psychology Miami, FL Colby H. Grossman BA Justice Cherry Hill, NJ Marc Aaron Grossman BA Economics Miami, FL Renee A. Grossman BSBA Marketing Memphis, TN Jeffrey Habay BA Law and Society Pittsburgh, PA Daris M. Hackley BS Accounting Washington, DC 343 Marjan Haghani BA Communication Iran Colleen E. Halpin BA Broadcast Journalism Devon, PA Deborah Hamel BA Psychology Charlotte, NC Eve A. Hampton BA International Studies Wheaton, MD Bryan J. Hancock BSBA Accounting East Northport, NY Yolande H. Hanna BA Public Communication Nassau, Bahamas Todd R. Hansen BA Political Science Winnetka, IL Jennifer J. Harney BA International Studies Concord, Mass Linda M. Harrington BA International Relations Framingham, MA Debra R. Harris BS Polihcal Science Rydal, PA Longmire J. Harrison BA Internahonal Studies, Economics Montgomery, AL Mark W. Hart BA Religious Studies Washington, DC RK i i% i kJT Hl HI Eliza L. Haskins m T BA Public Communicarton m Marin County, CA ■ Barry B. Hasson ■ International Studies, Economics R Chicago, IL ■B Mark D. Hatoff BA Broadcast Journalism . w M " 1 i A ' ■J w |W -1 i ' -tia J Anna M. Haughton BSBA Marketing King of Prussia, PA Jennifer M. Mauser BA Literature; Cinema Studies Ridgefield, CT Christine L. Hayter BA Communication Eatontown, NJ Micheal T. Hazlett BA Literature: Cinema Studies Folcroft, PA Michael T. Helfand BA International Studies, Psychology Cocoa Beach, FL Juan C. Henao BSBA Markehng Cali, Colombia Margaret Herring BS General Studies Brookmont, MD Alan M. Hertz BSBA Finance Marblehead, Mass Emily Hess BA International Studies Hartford, CT Melissa Hess BA French, Western European Area Studies Washington, DC. James J. Hill BA Political Studies Wantaugh, NY Laura J. Hillman BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education Annapolis, MD Laurie L. Hoffman BSBA Markehng, Finance Williamsport, PA Linda Holland-Miller BA Spanish Lahn American Studies Potland, ME Clare T. Hotte BA Dance Education Larchmont, NY Mark W. Howard BA Art History Newport, RI Naomi L. Howard BS Computer Science Mitchellville, MD Kristyn L. Howell BA French International Studies Honolulu, Hawaii Ann A. Huff BA Economic Theory Political Science Corpus Christi, TX Lori K. Hunnell BA Design Westficld, N] Jennifer S. Hunt BA International Studies Reading, PA Pamela E. Hunter BA Communication Ellicott City, MD William L. Hurlock BA Justice Political Science Millington, N] Kamel A. Husseini BSBA Finance BA International Relations Jerusalem, Israel Lucy A. Hutcherson BA Public Communication Clarksburg, NJ Nicholas N. Ivanov BA International Studies Russian-USSR Area Studies Vienna, VA Shawn A. Jackson BA Justice Lanham Seabrook, MD Kim L. Jacobs BSBA Marketing St. Louis, MO Khaled Y. Jamsheer MS International Business Manama, Bahrain Leah A. Jenkins BA Communication New Castle, DE Hope D. Jenner BA Justice Berkeley Heights, NJ Laura L. Jepson BA International Studies Windsor, CT Lisa L. Johnston BA Justice Locust Grove, VA Daniel D. Jolly BSBA Finance Dearborn, Ml Joyce M. Kammerman BA Communication Jewish Studies Valley Cottage, NY Kathy R. Kander BA Justice Rockaway Beach, NY Debra E. Kaplan BA Criminal Justice Newton, MA Robert J. Kaplan BA International Studies Burlington, VT Zeynep Karamanci BA Anthropology Ankara, Turkey Adam L. Kaid BA Justice Nanuet, NY Beth Ann Karr BA Psychology Margate, NJ Cheryl L. Katz BA Visual Media Reston, VA Jessica Kavoulakis BA International Relartons Pittsburgh, PA Jennifer L. Kelman BA Sociology Jericho, NY David T. Kessler BSBA Marketing New York, NY 347 Dawn M. Ressner BA Economics Political Science Levittown, PA Clifford F. Kinney BA International Studies Lewisburg, PA Marcie N. Kintish BA Theatre Rockaway, NJ Diane Kirsh BA Journalism Baltimore, MD Kristen C. Kisiel BSBA Marketing Sherborn, MA Lisa M. Koene BSBA Finance Hillsborough, NJ Ila E. Kohn BSBA Marketing New York, NY Leonard L. Kong BSBA Finance Ujungpandang, Indonesia Michele L. Konikoff BA Cinema Studies Milford, CT William A. Kopitke BA Broadcast Journalism Hyde Park, MA Fabian A. Koss BA Justice and Society Potomac, MD Sandra E. Kowalchek BA European Integration Avon, CT Douglas L Kowakzyk BA General Studies Knoxville, TN Cindy L. Kruydenhof BSBA Accounting Paramaribo, Suriname, Saudi Arabia Seth Kudler BA Justice Dix Hills, NY ( - A i 348 Sheryl Kuhn BA International Studies Edina, MN Magdala P. Labre BA Communication Rio De Janeiro, Brazil John G. Lambrou BA Literature Ithaca, NY George M. Lankevich BA International Relahons Manhasset, NY Jane V. Laties BA Elementary Education Philadelphia, PA Janet L. Laub BA French Spanish Plainview, NY Axelle Le Jevne BA International Studies Brussels, Belgium Andrew C. Leavy BSBA Accounring Hewlett Harbor, NY Eileen M. Lehrfeld BSBA Finance Clarksburg, NJ Jill D. LeMin BA justice Claymont, DE Lynne M. Lenzi BSBA Finance Holland, PA Amy S. Lesh BSN Nursing Manhasset Hills, NY i " ■ 11 , ' Laft ' iHk " r f ' v B t ' " Adam K. Levin BA Justice Melrose Park, PA Steven J. Levy BSBA Real Estate Finance East Williston, NY Deanna M. Libutti BA Broadcast Journalism Lincoln, Rl Alyssa B. Licht BA Psychology Greenwich, CT Hope A. Lipman BA Visual Media Montvale, N] Ruth L. Lipman BA Psychology Chappaque, NY Patricia E. Lister BA International Relations Russian Area Studies Joppa, MD Anthony C. Livanios BA Economics European Integration Athens, Greece Annwyn Long BA Economics Internahonal Relations St. Austell, England Carol L. Long BA Political Science Hyattsville, MD Annmarie Lopez BA International Studies Nanuet, NY Lourdes K. Lopez BA Communicahon Santa Cruz, Bolivia Aleece R. Lopp BSBA Marketing New Orleans, LA Janine M. Lorimer BA Justice West Orange, NJ Ronald Lysek Jr. BA International Studies Edison, N] Elizabeth A. Macaluso BSBA Marketing Douglaston, NY Celia A. Madeoy BA International StudiesATheatre Wheaton, MD Rajesh S. Mahadwar MS Computer Science Bombay, India 1 . J Rj k 3 B - l w Sharifa A. Mahmood BA International Studies Dubai, United Arab Emirates Carolyn J. Mallon BSBA Finance Burke, VA Frank M. Mancino BA CLEG Bridgewater, N] Daniel J. Mangan BA International Relations Norwalk, CT Tracy D. Manuel MED Student Development Selbyville, DE Gilda Marcelin BS Computer Science Mt. Rainier, MD Amy D. Marchand BA CLEG Atkinson, NH Jonathan D. Marcus BA Justice West Hartford, CT Barbara Marino BSBA Finance Cedar Grove, NJ Neil S. Markus BSBA Real Estate Finance Louisville, KY Esteban A. Marquez BS Biology Bethesda, MD Fernando J. Marquez BSBA Finance Ecuador Daniel W. Marx BA Public Communication Vienna, VA Christena S. Masson BS Political Science Kansas City, MO Helene S. Masyr BA Justice Thousand Oaks, CA Leonardo B. Mathias BSBA International Business Lisboa, Portugal Deborah E. Mattar BA CLEG Buffalo, NY Amy Maxin BA International Studies Coraopolis, PA Jeffrey May BA Economics International Studies Richboro, PA Kathryne M. McAllister BA Performing Arts: Theatre Westminster, MD Erin A. McAniff BA Communication Flushing, NY Jennifer M. McCauley BA Communication Quincv, MA Kyle G. McCuUough BSBA Marketing East Granby, CT Michele M. McKinney BSBA Marketing King of Prussia, PA Schuyler J. McLaughlin BSBA Finance Needham, MA Kathleen A. McMahon BA Literature Port Chester, NY Theresa L. McNichol BSBA Intemahonal Business Fountainville, PA Martin F. Medeiros II BSBA Finance Middletown, Rl Henry Meier BA Political Science Glenhead, NY Caroline L. Mendoza BA Broadcast Journalism Norwalk, CT Thomas Merashoff BA Biology Woodbine, MD ]uan-CaTlos Merino BA Visual Media Guayaquil, Ecuador Krista L. Metze BA CLEG DaUas, TX Erica M. Meyers BSBA International Business Douglaston, NY Melisa G. 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Muzzy BA Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Somerset, NJ Pierre Nadji MA Economics Saverne, France John H. Naeher MA International Affairs Scranton, PA Blaise Y. Ndounou BSBA Personnel and Industrial Relations Libreville, Gabon Valencia L. Nelson BSBA Finance Marketing Washington, DC Shawn M. Neufeld BSBA Marketing Hillsborough, NJ Winston P. Newton BS Mathematics Nassau, Bahamas Linda L. Nguyen BS Computer Systems and Applications Falls Church, VA Eleazar Nieves MSTM Computer System Application La Victoria, Edo Aragua, Venezuela Timothy Noonan BA PoliHcal Science Newton, MA Courtney L. Norris BS Political Science San Antonio, TX Adam B. Novak BSBA Finance BA Economics St. Louis, MO Jeannette R. O ' Connor BA Political Science Newington, CT Howard S. Olderman BA Justice Woodbridge, CT Nadine M. Orosa BA French and West European Studies International Studies Akron, OH Steve S. Ouzounian BS Technology of Management Aubom, CA Elizabeth W. 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