University of North Carolina Asheville - Archive Yearbook (Asheville, NC)
- Class of 1976
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19T6 rNIVERSrXY OF NORTM CAROLINA AT ASHEVILL] VOLUME 31 Jt " . t JIV fc JI. ' JikiJliAfc JliJife-JL Ak-JLi ' lk JL ' -ik ' iL-ife hJA i J .l Wlh.WU ili ' £ ' ¥ W im iicm i i ' L ' itrm m i m m i m i m c m t - m Zl ' t.c ' M M t M tM tM ' ' Al ' ' -i; ' ■ ' ' ' ; " ' jb. ■- ' . ■ ' ■ ' ■;:=:v «l •vr?v. «j ;•■;,-; if: ;- - !• i ■|: HE KINGDOM WAS BORDERED fe?t ' V-X? s ' S ' . " ' ' i .. f. ' - ON ALL SIDES BY MOUNTAINS, ND OFT GRACED BY GENTLE CLOUDS AND A FRIENDLY SUN IN EARLY MORNING OUCHED WITH SNOW IN THE WINTERTIME, .• ■H ' V A.V IHV f . .i. i«r. t ' , . ' r iVV --. ' •;j -■ «v • . ••. «r I- ' .• ■ ■ . i. • ' .. ' . v;:. - ' V ' t w ' - ; ' ND LOCATED AMONG THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS V f f.. «fc »• a; H ir V ' ' V .?!J - V i . ♦A- HI i3f 1 rr i 4 V X lODOM WAS WDEED ;«llPLACe he kingdom ilself was known as UNC-A, and was one of several sister kingdoms with equally colorful names. The national symbol was the Bulldog, most certainly selected for its tenacity and dogged determination. The colors of the kingdom were blue and white, the colors of nobility and innocence. And, most important of all, the kingdom was very, very magical. The magical qualities of UNC-A were generated out of the energies expended in pursuit of its goal. This goal was the transformation of the unskilled and the uninformed into the trained and the knowledgeable, the enlightened equivalent of the alchemists ' efforts to turn lead into gold. However, instead of employing a Philosopher ' s stone, UNC-A employed philosophers. Nor did it limit itself to one branch of knowledge. It also employed scientists, historians, linguists, artists, athletic coaches and social scientists. All of these men and women worked long and hard to instruct their charges and to please the ruler of the kingdom. The ruler of the kingdom of UNC-A was known as the King who always Smiled. He was dedicated to his kingdom and, quite reasonably, expected all of its members to be similarly dedicated. To display their dedication, all of the nobles and the instructors were encouraged to uphold and respect tradition. Upon those that did, the king, characteristically, smiled. Upon those that did not, the king also smiled, but in- structed his lesser nobles to frown upon them at the first opportunity. Though fulfillment of the goal of education called for much sacrifice upon the part of those come to the kingdom to receive it, time for relaxation and recreation was also sought. Feasts, dances, physical contests, games of knowledge, and dramatic renditions were all encouraged. Whether foolish or wise, strong of body or quick of brain, each could find in the kingdom some form of suitable entertainment. With such a variety of student interests to be pursued, it is natural to assume the need for a coordinating body. Already burdened with infinite duties, the king and his nobles allowed the students to form their own government. Constructed along democratic lines. Student Government somehow managed to remain as free-form as an amoeba — moving in all directions at once and going nowhere. But with all of its strengths and weaknesses, UNC-A remained very strong. This was because there were students in the kingdom who truly wished to learn, instructors who wished truly to teach, and nobles who truly wished to serve. This lent a sense of pride to UNC-A, felt by most who spent a portion of their lives there. This, then, is the magical kingdom of UNC-A, home to both weak and strong, heroic and cowardly, fool- ish and wise. Turn, if you will, and look upon it in all its facets and moods. 12 13 haracterized by intellects that quest across the reaches of the mind in pursuit of elusive concepts; marked by intense eyes that perceive mysteries in seemingly simple things: endowed with nimble tongues that repeat these mysteries to willing ears, and hands which can move chalk across slate to inscribe symbols of wisdom: these are the sages of the kingdom of UNC-A. Upon these instructors falls the task of bringing light to the souls and minds of their wards. Leading their charges through rituals of learning, these men and women attempt to transmute the ignorant into the knowledgeable. Some succeed in the task of breathing life into the clay-like figures before them, while others dilute the life force with excessive vice or virtue and merely turn clay into mud. It is this faculty, despite all fizzles and failures, from which comes the spark that ignites the flame of reason; that feeds the flames of thought in the minds of the students. There- fore, these are the people who are the heart of the kingdom. It is they who provide the life force for all academic programs. Dr. Highsmith: The Center of Power OvS y the nature of government, in whatever shape it may take, there must be an official who holds the final authority in his hands. The name does not matter. He might be called " king " . Or " president " . At UNC-A, he is called " chancellor " . And his is the power. The Chancellor of UNC-A is Dr. William E. Highsmith. Most students at UNC-A know the name. Only a few probably know his job functions. Admittedly ignorant, I asked Chancellor Highsmith what these functions are. The Chancellor acts as the executive head of the institution. It is his responsibility to know the laws applying to higher education, to know the code of the University of North Carolina System, to identi- fy the needs of both the University and the surrounding community, to develop programs and pro- vide the resources necessary for their successful implementation, and to assess both the academic and non-academic needs of the students. One of the Chancellor ' s main concerns at this time is the much discussed Five Year Plan. The Plan will provide for opportunities for graduate and under-graduate degrees in such fields as Health (Clinical and Technological), Physical Education, Environmental Studies and Music. Approval of the Plan, or the accepted part, is expected by the end of 1975. The Chancellor, qualifying his state- ment to the utmost, stated: " I think we are going to be approved to go into all of these programs, eventually. I don ' t know exactly which ones they ' re going to want us to go into first, because that will depend upon the needs and also on the resources we already have. " As the interview concluded, the Chancellor stressed his availability for consultation on matters of policy, " If something comes along, and you ' re puzzled about it, and you ' re getting mixed statements, and confused about what ' s going on, come see me. If I can straighten it out, I will. " This IS the man to talk to. His is the power. 15 UNC A 75 ' % Onomic5 . FACULTY SENATE 16 The UNC-A Faculty Senate, designed as the deliberative and representative body of the Faculty, meets as a body once a month on a regular basis, with additional meetings as required. Aside from meetings of the entire body, the four subcommittees — The Executive Committee, the Academic Policies Committee, the Institutional Devel- opment Committee, and the Welfare Com- mittee — meet with more frequency. Of the subcommittees. Dr. Shirley Browning (Chairman of F.S.) has labeled the Academic Policies Committee the " most powerful " , as it is a source for determining program development, and course additions and deletions. In commenting on the effective- ness of the Senate as a whole. Dr. Browning stated that it is " really too early to tell. " For, while there has been a Faculty Senate in years past, this — the ' 75- ' 76 academic year — is the Senate ' s " . . first year in this form. " Dr. Browning does feel if the people involved " ... take their work seriously . " , the Senate will be effective. But it will take at least three or four years to prove the value — or lack thereof — of the body ' s current organizational form. 17 POLITICAL SCIENCE The Political Science Department contains four professors dedicated to the study of Rule. And, as rule and power are related, each of the professors is involved with power in all of its aspects. Dr. Rainey is currently examining the political power structure of Asheville from the Elitist point of view. Dr. Far- zanegan is devoting much of his spare time and every sunny day to the problem of power in his golf swing. Also ex- ercising at every given moment. Dr. Stein is concerned with the correlations between the amount of time spent at Ceasar ' s and the power of his elbow. Dr. Wolff is pursuing the problem by conducting a case study: the affects of being radical upon receiving tenure at UNC-A. ob Farzanegan oetz Wolff ene Rainey eorge Stein 18 LITERATURE - ■H. ' i eggy Simpson • Secretary livia Jones The power of words is the basic area of study for the Lit- erature Department. Or, more appropriately, the powerful words — the great worlds of fiction, drama and poetry. To study these, the student may branch into four different approaches to the art of literature: The Art of Articulation, with Dr. Gullickson; the Art of Innuendo, under Dr. Gillum; the Art of Ambiguity with Dr. Shorb; and the Art of Insult from Dr. Reed. erald Gullickson lis Shorb icnard Reed utrell Wishart ichael Gillum 19 SOCIOLOGY S The UNC-A Sociology Department is headed by Dr. Boland and comprised of Dr. Wentworth. The concerns of the Department are to provide students with a knowl- edge of the realities of the american social structure, with a knowledge of the cultural traits of other societies, and to give Dr. Boland a steady source of income while he writes books. alter Boland iliiam Wenlworlh EDUCATION The Education Department provides instruction to those who wish to become instructors. As the department is one of the larger ones at the University, one either assumes that there are many students who feel obliged to upgrade the caliber of American Education, or that there are many who desire to take academic revenge on future students, regaining in the process some lost sweat, blood and patience. 20 PHILOSOPHY This department is involved with the questions that have puzzled, intrigued, and fascinated the human mind for centuries. Questions like: What is justice? Questions like: What is truth? Questions like: How many classes will Dr. Stewart forget to attend this year? CLASSICS The Classics Department is dedicated to the preservation of the spirit of the great dead civilizations, with providing a link to man ' s cultural heritage, with the continuation of the dead languages, and with finding major students wherever it can. Despite Dr. Thurman ' s recruit- ment activities in his humanities classes, the department remains small enough to cover with one extra large toga. " Sic volere parcas. " illiam Thurman uy Cooper 21 PHYSICS The prime concern of the Physics Department seem to be divided between three key areas: Classes — where most students find a chance to sleep; Semi- nars at the Lean-To. Ceasar ' s Parlor, or anywhere else Dr. Vin- son can find a keg of beer; and the computer — which has been programmed to play games, work mathematical prob- lems, and keep Dr. Vinson informed of the date of the ne.xt Friday afternoon " Happy Hour. " 1° obert Cole jmes Wills MATH A necessary addition to any curiculum, the Mathematics Department is dedicated to providing students with the skills necessary to a complete, well rounded life in society: Adding. which makes it possible to keep track of the number of jokes Dean Parsons tells per class; subtraction, which enables one to determine the good ones; division, which is useful in a corrupt society in determining who gets how much of what; and multiplication, which is essential if one ever plans to own pet rabbits. oseph Parsons hillip Harlman QA " •♦Co ack W il un rancis Co le 22 ohn Braggio PSYCHOLOGY The Psychology Department is interested in what makes the human mind work; with what makes the difference in the normal and the abnormal per- sonality. Due to the composition of the departmental staff, the major students find great opportunities to study each major person- ality deviation and pick up credit hours at the same time. ed Seilz illiam Bruce DRAMA The concern of the Drama Department is, obviously Drama, acting, making people believe things that they know are not true and accepting things known to be fantastic. And Mr. Wen- grow apparently is great inspi- ration to his students: with only twelve major students in the department, Mr. Wengrow has delivered a great song and dance which has resulted in the con- struction of a new drama building. Sure beats a standing ovation. But, God only knows what the encore will be. mold Wengrow alsy Clarke 23 MANAGE- MENT The newest additon to the UNC-A curicula offering, the Management Department is concerned with developing skills in personnel management, busi- ness administration, and making the Chancellor smile proudly. ester Zerfoss onald Hart HISTORY The History Department is concerned with studying the great mistakes of the past and pre- sent, with understanding impor- tant historical periods, with memorizing important dates, and with reminding Dr. Walker to breathe. obert Trullinger hillip Walker ruce Greenawak ilton Ready 24 ohn Barthel ECONOMICS The Economics Department is concerned with such subjects as the distribution of goods and resources, the laws of supply and demand, the analysis of consumer preferences, and the number of Eight o ' clock classes avoided by teaching Television Courses. hirley Browning oseph Sulock inda West • Secretary PHYSICAL EDUC. The Physical Education Department at UNC-A stresses development. In addition to developing the human body, this department is currently attempting to develop a Physical Edu- cation Major and the men ' s basketball team. Since the women ' s athletic program seems to be underdeveloped, however, what seems to be developing the most is controversy. A a , obert Daughton oxann Schaffhausen obert Hartman 25 BIOLOGY t The mysteries of life pursued, analyzed, dissected and recorded for posterity: these are the areas of interest to the members of this department. The mini- course, a series of related topics packed into one compressed and confusing term, is the basic unit of the department. These courses cover everything in record time and are so fascinating that many students actually take them two or three times during their academic careers at UNC-A. arry Johnston ohn Bernhart ohn McCoy 26 CHEMISTRY A haven for the type of mind that enjoys analysis, creation and innovation, a home for the builders of better mousetraps, better bombs and better soft drinks, the chemistry department reduces the world to its basic elements. At UNC-A, those basic elements are " H " , " G " , " P " , and " F " , and enrollment in a chemistry course does seem to result in some reduction for non-major students. exter Squibb loyd Remington ohn Stevens 27 FOREIGN LANGUAGE The Foreign Language Department is concerned with communication; with providing a foundation in both language and the cultures of different modern cultures; and with demonstrating that bad jokes are not peculiar to the English language. ART AND MUSIC The Art and Music Depart- ments are concerned with two areas which have appealed to men ' s aesthetic nature for thou- sands of years. Not much else can be said, other than both departments are small and under- funded. That, in itself, is a commentary on the value UNC-A places on aesthetics. 1 V ' f wl l - IS 1 ! rank Edwinn ozef Vandermeer t| - L 29 THE BOARD %- ' - ■■■ ' :- In 1971 the General Assembly of North Carolina established a new method for managing all of the state-owned colleges and universities. A new legal body was created entitled " The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. " This Boara has responsibility for planning, program assignment, and budget- ing for the 16 state-owned institutions. The purpose is to establish an organized and co- ordinated system of higher educa- tion. Each of the 16 institutions has a Board of Trustees. Each Board of Trustees is composed as follows: (1) There are eight members elected by the Board of Governors. (2) There are four members appointed by the Governor of North Carolina. (3) The President of Student Government serv ' es as an EX OFFICIO member with full vot- mg rights. The new system went into effect on July I, 1972 and the Board of Trustees of UNC-.A has been very much involved in the development of the institution since that time. They have been particulars concerned about the development of the institution ' s educational mission. The University of North Car- olina at Asheville Board of Trustees has a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, and an .Assistant Secretary. There are three standing committees composed as follows: (1) COM- MITTEE ON FINANCE AND REAL PROPERTY: This committee has responsibil- ity for supervision of the in- stitution ' s financial structure, its budget, its land and buildings, and has initial responsibility for naming and locating buildings and selecting architects. (2) COMMITTEE ON EDUCA- TIONAL PROGRAMS: This committee has as its respon- sibility the development of the educational programs of the in- stitution, particularly in com- municating the needs of the community to those in authority on the campus and to the General Administration of the University System in Chapel Hill and to the Board of Gov- ernors. The Committee on Educational Programs also has responsibility for all professional personnel appointments. (3) COMMITTEE ON STUDENT .• iFF.AIRS: The Committee on Student .Affairs is composed of four members, which includes the President of Student Gov- ernment. The committee is responsible for development and superv ' ision of all matters per- taining to students which are not a part of the formal educa- tional program. Under their gen- eral supenision are extracurricu- lar activities, rules and regula- tions, intercollegiate athletics, spe- cial programs of all kinds, and general concern for the welfare of students. All in all, the Board of Trust- ees has an important mission in the continuing development of the University of North Carolina at . sheville. Their responsibility is to identify the needs of the community and the area and to communicate those needs to appropriate personnel within the University System. They also have the responsibility for explaining the institution to all constituencies. The Board of Trustees has a broad policy- making, supervisory responsi- bility. 30 THE HEAVYWEIGHTS These four men are responsi- ble for the major decisions at UNC-A: What will be taught; What it will cost; Who will teach it; And how long his hair will be. illiam Highsmith illiam Pott oy Riggs homas Dula 31 ADMISSIONS The Admissions Staff are the first people seen by new students on campus. Here the personnel always have such nice, big smiles which seem — at first glance — to be saying " Hello " and after a year at UNC-A, to be saying: " SUCKER. " Beorge Kramer elen McCracken |g.n.o„. y ' 1 ] N k) I 1 I Ojk 1 J M 1 J r elty Fealhustone oilie Sleven! 32 DEANS Three of the most humorous people on campus: Dean Wut- schel loves to hear jokes, Dean Parsons loves to tell jokes, and Dean Deason loves to punish them. GUESS WHO There are faces that are very familiar, that are seen every day. and yet few know their names. Do you? 34 MONEY The UNC-A Business Office is the center of financial activity on campus. As such, they are always busy: receiving tuition, cashing checks, and — during registration week — collecting hundreds of one dollar late-regis- tration fees. As the kingdom of UNC-A strives for the total development of its charges, concentration on mental agility is not enough. Minds must indeed be strong enough to frame ideas, but the body must also be strong enough to carry them through. And since development in any area is heightened by enjoyment, the emphasis is placed on games. The games at UNC-A are not as celebrated as those elsewhere. Nor do those who participate enjoy the publicity often given the athletes of other schools. But those who play, for the most part, do so for the sheer joy and thrill of playing. The games are their own reward; provide their own incentive; make the hours devoted to practice bearable. Though the quality and scope of the programs may be in some respects inadequate, and the qualiFications and judgment of some of the instructors questionable, one cannot deny the dedication of the players, who (as game attendance often shows) play primarily for themselves. , . . Physical activity, like any other, requires a large amount of coordination and direction. For the Sports Program at UNC-A, this responsibility falls into the hands of Coach Robert Hartman. Coach Hartman ' s duties as the UNC-A athletic director include purchasing equipment for eight dif- ferent sports, acting as a trainer, overseeing game scheduling and travel arrangements, coaching basket- ball, scouting and recruiting, and teaching P.E. classes. Coach Hartman briefly defined the role of the P hysical Education department: teaching the students " life-time sports. " These recreational sports will hope- fully " carry over " into the student ' s future lives. Asked about the women ' s athletic program. Coach Hartman stated that the UNC-A women ' s basketball program is " a couple of years ahead of some of the schools (we ' re) playing against. " He expressed hopes for the creation of a women ' s tennis team sometime in the near future. Hartman is confident that the women ' s athletic program " is going to grow. A Physical Education major would probably help. The problem is limited numbers, as it is in all sports, not just women ' s. " Turning the topic to the problem of student support of athletic events Coach Hartman stated that " the student body is (often) criticized for not coming " to athletic events, but " with only about 250 people living in the dorms " the participation of " dorm students (is) high . " He added that as the number of dorm students increases " (when) more dormitory space becomes available " that participation and sup- port will also increase, and overcome such criticism. 39 CHEERLEADERS In elder days, each kingdom sent forth knights as champions to do battle uith its foes and uphold the honor of the kingdom. The knights dressed in armor, carrying ban- ners, and bearing tokens of favor from their ladies, were a very pretigious lot indeed. At modern civilized kingdoms such as UNC- A, however, they are no longer called knights but are merely called athletes, terminology about as colorful as a total eclipse of the sun. Wearing equally colorful uniforms, these athletes go forth to uphold school honor by playing games. No armor, no banners, no ladies " tokens, and not very much pres- tige. In order to boost the spirits of these " unsung " champions, someone had the bril- liant idea to recruit a bevy of attractive young ladies and enthusiastic young men to accompany these " warriors " to their vari- ous competitions. These " cheerleaders " as they were quaintly termed were charged with shouting supportive but basically inane cheers at their team, and clever witticisms at the other team. Put down, put on, put off, these cheerleaders are the butts of jokes, but without them, there would be few people with chutzpah enough to even say " Rah, Rah, Rah. " So, if one accepts the validity of organized team sports, one must salute the cheerleaders who follow the games and lend their support. They celebrate glory but seldom enjoy it themselves. 40 ,. ' J •9?«?? ' ' ' SS- i SOCCER J- Wt - i 42 Karnes; Lewis Lepper; Norman Holland; Jim Mills; Bill Poole; David Carmichael; Marshall Smith; George Lepper; Bill Barfield, Assistant Coach. Once upon a time in the mystical realm called UNC-A, there lived a man who firmly believed in " Soccery. " He would sit in his tower everyday and conjure, and conjure, and conjure. He would conjure all sorts of animals, great and small, but he was never satisfied and so he would send them all away. One day, he conjured up a person dressed in a striped shirt and short pants. He liked that, so he conjured up another and another until he had conjured up ten more just like the first. With his last spell of the day, the man conjured up a round, black and white object. After a good night ' s rest, the man took his eleven people and the round object outside where he commanded them to entertain him. They did, and thus did Soccer come to UNC-A. 43 1975 Varsilv Soccer Records: Won 3, Lost 7 Franc Marion Winlhrop College Central Wesleyan Western Carolina WolTord Belmont Abbey Hrskine College of Charleston Furman University Warren Wilson 44 BULLDOG MAGIC Once upon a time in the mysti- cal, magical land called UNC- A, a strange and wondrous event took place. The people were happily attending to business, when suddenly the skies darkened and a brownish-orange round object fell to the land and bounced up and fell to the land • once more. The people were in awe, for never before had the skies darkened and never before had round objects fell from the heavens. The rulers of the Kingdom met together in order that a decision be reach- ed as to what to do, for the people were afraid. The rulers, believing that the round object had to have been sent from a higher, wiser source, decided to place the object in a temple so that the people might be freed from fear and terror. The rulers appointed five guardians and one chief guardian to watch over the object and never to allow anyone else to take away the object. Once in a while, ceremonies were performed by the guardians with the object and the people came to see at first, but soon the people stopped coming to see for the ceremonies never changed and there were better things for the people to do. The guardians hope that one day they will change the ceremonies and bring the people back. But until that time the ceremonies will be per- formed not for the people, for the people will not see. .46 FRONT ROW (L-R): Will Wyman, Victor King, Johnny Campbell, Dennis Bostic, Tony Bumphus, Bamford Jones, Gary Grace. BACK ROW (L-R): Asst. Coach Doug Murray, Mike Morris, Mark Jones, Bobby Wilkins, Scott Devries, Butch Lignon, Carl Redd, Coach Bob Harlman. Not pictured: Dave Szymanski. 47 Lander 80, UNC-A 79 UNC-A 71, Hanover 57 Gardner-W ebb 86. UNC-A 75 Carson-Newman 75, UNC-A 69 Mars Hill 81. UNC-A 69 N.C. Slate 111. UNC-A 60 UNC-A 80. .Milligan 79 UNC-A 88, USC-Aiken 67 Augusta 72, UNC-A 67 UNC-W 75, UNC-A 69 UNC-A 80, Catawba 69 Pembroke State 55, UNC-. 49 UT-Chattanooga 85, UNC-A 70 Milligan 82, UNC-A 70 Gardner- Webb 94, UNC-A 72 UNC-W 63, UNC-A 62 Belmont Abbey 86, UNC-A 78 UNC-A 93, Presbyterian Mars Hill 90, UNC-A 67 UNC-A 67, Wofford 58 Carson-Newman 79, UNC-A 70 Western Carolina 86. UNC-A 71 August 62, UNC-A 61 UNC-A 80, USC-Aiken 77 Western Carolina 95, UNC-A 80 Newberry 54, UNC-A 52 UT-Chatlanooga 72, UNC-A 59 UNC-A 96, Wofford 75 Belmont Abbey 73, UNC-.A 60 Presbyterian 89, UNC-A 84 48 50 51 THE LADY BULLDOGS Once upon a time, in the mystical magical Kingdom of UNC-A. a wee voice was heard from a far-off distance. Everyone looked and looked for the source of sound, but all they could find was a little baby budget. When they picked the babbling budget up. a shapeless sinister shadow appeared. " " Touch not what is forbidden. " it said. " " We will, we will too. " " came the cry from some, and they ran away with budget in hand from the shadow. Later on. after giv- ing the baby budget a chance to grow and learn to talk, it told of the shadow. " The shadow receives its strength from small ones such as ourselves. " Gasps were heard from everyone. " " We must overpower this shadow, and help bring back to life those who the shadow has under his control. " So. someone devised a plan to shed light on the shadow, and it worked. The shadow slowly became weaker, and gradually all the baby bud- gets were given the chance to grow. 52 iHi. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Teresa Whitaker. Patricia Morgan. Brenda Brown, Karen Cole, Nan Allen, Patsy Robinson, Yvonne McCleod, Peggy Myers. CENTER: George Lancaster, Coach. Not pictured: Teresa Pike. 53 55 GOLF There were once, in the King- dom of UNC-A, some mighty heroes. These men spent much of their time outdoors knocking little white balls through the air and into little holes in the ground dug expressly for that purpose. These men were called Golfers. Together they were called a Golf Team. But, despite all their prowess and enthusiasm, these men were virtually ignored. The reason for this was that they were constant- ly enshadowed by the omnipo- tent Basketball. This made the Golfers very sad, as few people ever came to watch them play. But this did not dampen their spirits. They continued to play, hoping that one day they would emerge from shadow and step into the light of recognition. FIRST ROW. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Debbi AngeU Doug Lack: Bruce Hobbs; Karen Torsen; Mrs. Montgomery; Ken Johns; Doug Fleck; Doug Ballard. SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Karen Harkins; Clay Hutchinson; Lane Rogers; Susan Spargo; Mrs. Thomas; Gregg Armstrong; Rick Swetzski; Blake Hobbs. NOT PICTURED: Tom Zumberge. 58 SWIMMING Once upon a time in the mystical land of UNC-A, there was a magical lake filled with star-light blue water. Every day, some of the people who lived in the mystical kingdom would come down to the starry waters and dream of flitting amid the cool waves. One day, a magnifi- cent elf-maiden appeared by the water and offered to teach the people the art of tripping lightly through the waters. Several of the people decided to follow this obviously magical person and learn whatever she could teach them concering the starry blue lake. Upon entry into the cool lake water, a marvelous thing occurred. The people were transformed into bullfrogs and they happily cavorted and frolicked amid the waves all day. Since that time long ago, the mystical kingdom of UNC-A has en- joyed the antics and accomplishments of the bullfrogs and the elf-maiden who leads them. •»-£ . • • 59 The people of the mystical, magi- cal Kingdom called UNC-A had many ways to amuse themselves. Sometimes the entertainment proved beneficial while the people also had fun. One of these ways involved a building full of fun things — even a magical lake filled with starry-blue water which was enjoyed by the people when the rulers of the realm allowed such enjoy- ment; only at certain times could this be permitted. Other amusements included all kinds of devices: some the people could jump up and down upon, others required strength and coordination to operate. All in all. the people were happy with their amusements. i J- i ' A a 61 ; ' ■ xV " m - - 63 LMHH amimnm mmammvmm r The ancient philosophers recognized the neces- sity of avoiding extremes, of tempering each activity with an equal amount of its opposite. If extremes were not avoided, then the characters of both the individual and the society could conceivably be ruled by excess — or, put more simply, be flawed. Recognizing both the widsom of the ancients and the exacting demands of rigorous academic programs, the various rulers of UNC-A have tried to provide alternative activities of a recreational nature, for the alle- viation of both strain and boredom. These activi- ties — picnics, beer parties, musical performances, dances, — are designed as the balance necessary to counter the responsiblities of student life. More often than not these events are of such a light-weight nature that the scales fail to shift even ever so slightly. But there are occasions, — few perhaps, but no less valuable because of it, — when both the events, and the people involved are of such merit that the balance is achieved with ease. These positive events, then, not only serve the balancing function for the present but, by be- coming the nucleus of the memories of the king- dom, for the future as well. ,4r vV ! ' It .t ' 1 ' J- i( X . f Government, as practiced on all levels in America, relies on a system of cnecks and balances. Power must be counter-balanced by power if government is to remain a servant, instead of a master. To balance the power exercised by the UNC-A Administration, and give students a representative voice in campus affairs is the purpose of the SG. But ultimately, it is the responsibility of the SG President to see that this purpose is fulfilled. An Ex Officio member of the University Board of Trustees, and a member of the NCASG (North Carolina Association of Student Govern- ment), his is the voice most often heard. For the ' 75- ' 76 Academic year the voice was that of Gary W. Aiken. Aiken, one of the more controversial pres- idents at UNC-A, feels that the current form of student government fails to meet its purpose. It " ... would have to undergo reorganization to be effective. " The current system, in his opinion, is prey to ego conflicts which impair the effective functioning of government. Too many members are interested only in the prestige of the office, or a favorable record entry, instead of wanting to accomplish something, which he feels is " . not the right motivation for office. " The SG should rather " . . foster a healthy situation on campus. " Aiken also feels that the SG this year " ... hasn ' t done everything it could to question policy and procedures . . " initiated by the Administration. President Aiken also feels his administration has instituted the " . . beginning of the reality of student rights . . . " , especially " ... the right to question. " But he also stressed the necessity for cooperation. He stated: " No one person can do the job adequately if he has little help. " « h i. | f V ' T L1 NG_X0rKEY : THt STW=DEN?- I . The UNC-A Student Senate might theoretical- Y ly be the voice of the student body but this I year the " voice " gobbled more often than it spolce. In addition to being characterized by l petty squabbles and vendettas, the Senate was known for its repreated lack of a quorum. I Early in the year this was frequently the j result of a combination of frustration and disgust on the part of various senators, but as the year went on it could be attributed to the number of resignations. Not only have their . resignations slowed the pace of the senate until Nr it could not win a race with a snail, but it has created an even greater lack of knowledge I. as to just who the members of the senate l ' are, except when they are talking turkey. Still, lane can feel confident that the senate will fontinue to exist despite all failures, foul-ups and setbacks. The reason for this confidence is that it is necessary to perform a function. I It is to be hoped that the emphasis in later Uy years will be on this function, and not simply t on political maneuvers as it has been for much of the ' 75- ' 76 academic year. I I k 69 I i The Social Commissioner is re- sponsible for scheduling events, renting facilities, hiring bands, providing refreshments and checking I D.s. The Publicity Commissioner must disseminate information concerning all campus events to the student body via posters and the various media. BYRON BALLARD UPPER LEFT: JOAN ADAMS t The Finance Commissioner is charged with handling all SG funds — writing vouchers, mak- ing deposits, and auditing all or- ganizational accounts. ABOVE: RAYE BROWN 5 «• 70 The Elections Commissioner must ascertain that all SG elec- tions are carried out in accord- ance with all constitutional re- quirements. LEFT: PAT MCGRAW l 4 NOT PICTURED: ' FILM COMMISSIONER NANCY GARDNER INTRAMURALS COMMISSIONER J.C. HYATT ' f V LEFT: TOM ZUMBERGE The office of the SG Attorney General is concerned with pro- viding student services in Con- sumer Relations, Legal Advice and SG Senate Liason. Hi 71 X .fe- l -CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS The Middle Earth Society, UNC-A outing club, is designed to give all of those interested a chance to get out and be a part of nature. This exposure to the " wild side " of life might occur on a swift-running river, in the depths of a cave, on top of a mountain ' s crest, or, wildest of all, in a Senate meeting trying to get funds for camping equipment. Af The Education Club provides both Education I Majors and those interested in a career in aca- demic instruction with an opportunity to under- take projects, share information and plot how to make THEIR students suffer when THEY become teachers. . i 72 •e -€- fv ■ o redford hoffnian ' allthepresidenj jHH;; 4 •- B vllfl P Hf K The purpose of UNC-A ' s Veteran ' s Association is to provide student veterans with the opportunity to meet one another, disucss the problems of civilian life, and find drinking companions who will listen to their war stories. .V- 41 I • f K ' » IV ' f ' i i The Spanish Club provides all who speak Span- and with an audience for those Spanish jokes ish with an opportunity to practice their skills, that lose all humor in translation. » present plays in Spanish, sing songs in Spanish, | h 73 iV J ' -€r - - .e RIDGERUNNER V , The RIDGERUNNER, during the 1975-76 aca- demic year, established for itself a broader-based reading public on campus. For what may have been the first time, the general student body was able to read not only of the policies or decisions implemented by the SG or administration, but were exposed to the various factors which might have influenced these decisions. This definite poli- tical stance gained much support for THE RIDGERUNNER. It also generated much con- troversy. Revolving around the issue of where facts stop and opinions begin, the controversy seems to have been championed most, not by concerned students, but by vocal student elites and administrative . officials. Pointing to as always unspecified and unidentified but a " large " portion of the student body who were tired of the " editorializing " and " political " content of the newspaper, these cham- pions of student rights undertook the crusade to take the " opinion " out of the " facts. " Coinci- dentally, these crusades were generally those whose actions had been subjected to commentary, analysis and questioning in the paper. Unable to change the character of the newspaper for 1975-76 Edition it was undertaken to " apoliticize " the paper for the coming year. The administrative officials on the editor selec- tion board sent out notification to be read in all classes, and the various department heads were I contacted to see whether or not there was some Y person in the department who might be " suitable " . Apparently the announcements made on WUNF, in the newspaper and weekly bulletin, and the posters up on campus were not considered ade- y quate notification to the student body. The dead- line date saw two additional applicants submit resumes, raising the total of candidates to four Erwin Cook, Ridgerunner Managing Editor; Forrest Reid, Summit Copy Editor; Ramona Griffin, a senior majoring in Spanish and Psychol- ogy; and Randy LuQuire, Business Manager of the Radio Station and Inter-Rim Media Com- missioner. Interviews were held on Thursday, .April 25. The committee, composed of five students (David Ramsuer, Bobby Leman, Jackie Stephenson, Ran- dy Kindley and John Register), two administrative officials (Dean Deason and Dr. Riggs), and two faculty members (Dr. Gerald Gullickson and 74 Dr. Vinson) interviewed all four candidates, asking questions about experience, general campus knowledge, and plans for the paper. Then the vote was taken. With a vote of 6-3, Ramona Griffin, the candidate with the least experience in either newspaper techniques or campus affairs, was selected Editor on the first ballot. This selection can be attributed to Ms. Griffin ' s " apolitical " nature, exactly what the " student ' s rights " crusaders were apparently looking for. voted, wH t X » vV l I , ' • IMAGES IMAGES is the Campus Magazine of Art and Literature. Published an- nually, IMAGES has usually contain- ed short fiction, poetry and art- work. This year it contained no fic- tion, a slight amount of artwork, and f)oetry. This is possibly indicative of the emphasis placed on poetry and songs, which one member of the Lit- erature Department stated char- acterizes our society. However, looking at the relatively limited number of poets published in this year ' s maga- . zine, one could just as easily make the assertion that the emphasis here is on the singer, not the song. .e • ■ . -c- ' fv - fi The Black Student ' s Association is concerned with organizing events and projects both on and off campus geared to the black state of aware- ness. K-ettes is the campus women ' s service and social organization at UNC-A. The K-ettes participate in all aspects of student life, and fill the campus " sorority vacuum " . " i • .w f ' A k ' • ;v ' 1 • V »v 77 IS- l X Y.D.C. The Young Democrats Club is concerned with allowing inter- ested students the opportunity to share and explain political views and information, and keeping the Young Republicans off campus. KARATE CLUB The Karate Club is a fledgling organization on Campus. Begun in the summer of 1976, its pur- pose is to provide those skilled in the Martial Arts with a chance to keep their skills honed. Those interested should contact Tom Zumberge (Student Government Office), or Raye Brown (Finance Commissioner Office). Just knock down the door and submit your application. 78 i ' 5f - ,»i» » . it. " ' w iW » ' ' »M |tw»-. ■■» i» ' i ■ - - UNC — TURKEY? SIMULATION Inter-nation Simulation (INS) is a computerized game which replicates (or simulates) the na- tional and international political decision-making process. Par- ticipants in the game are divided into nations, which trade, ally with and against, and sometimes war, with one another. It is a very involving, very demanding game, which affords participants with a chance to learn the basics of foreign policy by doing. UNC-A has been holding INS High School competitions for six consecutive years, but the 1976 INS competition was special for several reasons. First, this was the first year the competition was held in the Simulation Labra- tory of the Zaiger Social Sci- ences Building. And, secondly, this being the Bicentennial year, one of the situations simulated was the American Revolution. The competitions were held on April 24 and May 1, and both were run totally by college stu- dents, who had also coached the various high school teams. A total of fourteen high schools participated in the Sim- ulations, seven each day. The April 24 competition was won by Owen and West Henderson- ville High Schools, who tied for first place. The first place prize for the May 1 competition was awarded to Hendersonville High School, with second place going to the Juvenile Evaluation Cen- ter (JEC). INS seemed to be a success this year, with all of those par- ticipating, college and High School students alike, gaining much from the experience. The program is one which UNC-A can truly be proud of. I ' ■-- -i I GRAFFITTI During the 1975-76 academic year, the RIDGERL ' NNER stimulated many things on campus: awareness of student events, actions (or inactions) of student government, administrative moves, and campus activities. Another thing stimulated by the RIDGE- RUNNER was the dubious art of Graffitti. Prior to a RIDGERLNNER article concerning the general quality of Graffitti, (with a few notable ex- ceptions in the form of artwork) Graffitti at UNC-. had been primarih dull, unimaginative, and limited in scoi e to rather banal condemnations of character, or graphic sexual " witticisms " " . With the appearance of the RIDGERLNNER article " UNC- A ' s Contribution to the Arts? " , this began to change. The most stunning example of this sudden preoccupation with Graffitti can be seen on the second floor men " s room of Lipinsky Student Center. Now on its third edition, (having been kindly erased twice by members of maintenance for further student elucidation) this restroom is wall to ceiling Graffitti. The only thing left untouched is the floor (and, as I have not entered the room in several days, who knows?). Much of the work of the first two " editions " ' was genuinely witt and clever campus social or political commentary, with some barbed in- vectives or character assassinations thrown in for spice. However, the third " edition " has seen a break with real humor and creativity and return to banal condemnations of character and graphic sexual allusions, under the auspices of " creative wit " " . Or. more to the point, a return to the primarily mindless ravings of the primarily mindless. 82 W40 DAT? 83 AWARDS DAY The annual UNC-A Awards Day Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 21. Attendance to the ceremony was small-limited mainly to those pre- senting and receiving the awards. Despite a few rambling, and dry, presentation speeches, the ceremony moved quickly, taking only about an hour from beginning to end. Among the awards presented were: The Phi Alpha Theta Award for ex- cellence in History to Rachael Clark; The Frederick M. Wood, Jr., Greek Award to Fani Parham; The Fred- erick M. Wood, Sr., Latin Award to Kathleen Zack; The Education Club Award to Pat McCraw and Louise Morse; The Julius and Obena Steven- son Award to Victor King; Student Media Awards to IMAGES Editor Chris Blake WUNF-FM Station Man- ager Larry Warren, SUMMIT Editor Jackie Stephenson, and RIDGERUN- NER Editor David Ramsuer. A Spe- cial Service Award went to Dennis Homolka for his role in redecorating the cafeteria. And Barbara Frady re- ceived the A.C. Reynolds Award for Citizenship. Awards Day is a time when long hours of effort are recognized and those who have been involved receive some compensation for their sacrifice. But, while it brought a chance to see involvement rewarded. Awards Day also brought many questions to mind. One such question is why RIDGE- RUNNER advisor. Dr. Bahram Far- zanegan, was not asked to present the RIDGERUNNER award to David Ramsuer. Another such is why Dennis Homolka received an award for per- forming a function which was part of his job responsibility, a job for which he was paid. A third question raised concerns the A.C. Reynolds Founders Award for Citizenship. Barbara Frady had a long and impressive list of qualifica- tions, and one must recognize that her citizenship, wherever she has been, has been a very real and complete commitment to her. However, in the past, the definition of " citizenship " was used to mean campus citizenship. Most of Ms. Frady ' s involvements were community. One can only wonder if this sudden change in criteria was motivated by a personal or political reason. Despite such questions, the SUM- MIT sends kudos to all those recog- nized and awarded, as UNC-A needs its concerned and active students if it is to continue to develop and mature. 84 87 88 89 WAHBANGER The year 1975 seemed to be one in which the general public found itself confronted with a series of " Disaster " films: " Earthquake " ' . " Tidal Wave " , " Airport 1975 " , and " The Hinden- burg " . The UNC-A SG. not wishing to be outdone by Hollywood, made its own contribu- tion to the line of disaster productions: The First Wally Wahbanger Jubilee. The Jubilee was scheduled as a replacement for the Fall Rockmont Picnic, which was unable to be held due to poor planning or a desire to economize (depending on which rumor you sub- scribe to). The Jubilee was held in the Justice Gymnasium Parking Lot. on September 6 at 1:00 P. .M. At great trouble and expense, the storm gods were contracted to provide rain most of the afternoon, providing that " special touch " to the disaster. Despite the rain, however, about two hundred people intermittenth wandered in the rain, huddled under flat-bed trucks, or tramped mud across the wooden floors of Justice Gymnasium, drinking beer, and eating semi-barbecued chicken and remarkably mushy pork and beans. Finally, with the crowd drenched, bored, and aware that perhaps more than the weather was all wet, the S.G. moved the festivities to the cafeteria, where the dance was held that evening. Most found the band inadequate and the facilities cramped, but some, being dance-staned from the summer vacation, enjoyed it. The beer undoubtedly contributed to this point of view. It is certainly safe to say that the Jubilee did not enjoy the same amount of success usually achieved by the Rockmont Picnic. How- ever, whatever else it might be, ' all_ Wahbanger day will certainly be remembered b those who attended it. if only for its contrast to the event that it replaced. 90 93 CAMPUS PETS Watching dogs and cats at play can have a soothing and mellowing effect on even the most academically enslaved. There is something very aesthetic and pure about the sight of a dog dashing about in circles, with eyes gleaming in enjoyment and tail wagging in pleasure. This purity can perhaps be attributed to the intensity uith which a cat or a dog essays the problem of enter- tainment. .And this intensity is infectious. If you ' ve ever been cold-muzzled by a strange dog looking for someone to play with, like as not you ' ve played. There is something very basic and vital embodied in animals, some inner exubrance and spirit which can b transmitted to those people who take the time to experience it. V ' hen your demands become so intense and overbearing as to cause you to lose sight of life, and focus only on your im- mediate responsibilities, stop a moment. Relax and observe the life around you. There is more to it than simple productivity. Stop trying to order your life and go out and join it. There are many basic emotions shared by animals and humans alike, if you only take time to stop being " master " " and simply be a friend. ■ ,-.♦. . ?rri? , ' ' " 4 iW fiii -?Jxi 1 t. 1 95 THE CANDIDATES With the North Carolina Presidential Pri- mary almost in sight, Asheville found itsell graced with the presence of prominent poli- ticians Carter, Wallace, Reagan and Presi- dent Ford, all within a week of each other. Jimmy Carter, who won the State Democra- tic Primary, was the first candidate to arrive in Asheville and the only one to speak at UNC-A. George Wallace was the next to arrive, drawing his usual crowd of support, although apparently not enough to shut out Carter. After a few days of quiet and recu- peration on part of both city officials and the voting public, both Reagan and Ford arrived on the same day, continuing the display of oneupmanship and hostile rivalry that has earmarked their respective campaigns. Reagan apparently best represented the thoughts of the Republicans of the region and the state, as it was he who won the Republican primary here. It is hard to imagine two candidates as far apart as Carter and Reagan carrying the state, but then, politics is all about differences. 96 97 BOOGIE TIME Dances, with the exception of Rock- mont, draw the largest amount of attend- ance of any Student Government Activity. Some come because they want to boogie, some come because they want something to do. Whatever the reason, they certainly come in force, even though publicity is occasionally inadequate. Still, most seemed to enjoy themselves this year, despite frequent ice shortages and random outbursts of rampant bar- barism. Perhaps this enjoyment was due to an over-all increase in the quality of the bands hired this year. Or, perhaps it was the increase in the amount of free beer provided. Whatever the cause, the dances have been consistently entertain- ing and a welcome change from the nor- mal mind-bending academic routine. 98 99 STORY T " I_r " p From his throne, the High King clapped his hands twice. " Hold, Friend ■ ■■ ' - " ■ ' Shem. Your songs are merry, your tunes are gay. but I grow weary of music. Tell me a tale, if you will. Tell to me of lands foreign, of ages gone, or — " " He paused. " Tell me of things mystical. " Shern Dakonnel, Prince of Minstrels, upon hearing this request, set his harp upon his knee and leaned back upon one arm. " .As you will, m ' lord. Of things mystical I shall speak. I shall tell you of a land where there is no sun and yet no darkness, that knows both death and eternal life, of a land not earth nor heaven nor hell. I shall tell you a tale of the Half-world. " " Once long ago, a young warrior, fresh from a war, and weary to his heart of slaying, turned his back upon his native land and rode off in search of peace. He rode north and south, east and west. Mountains he climbed, rivers he forded, oceans he crossed, and still he found not peace. " At last he sought out a wizard. Of Him he asked ' Where can I find peace and life eternally? " The answer he received was brief ' Spur your steed to yon hill, and ride him nine times windershins about it. Then shall you find what you seek. ' " The warrior then rode off towards the distant hill the wizard had designated. Across a great plain it lay, purple in the morning light. Nine times windershins he rode about it, and upon completing the ninth circle, it was though he had passed through a gate so sudden was the change. From the fierce-red sun, the sky had given way to a soft blue light in the sky. The landscape was now a forest of towering, red-leaved trees and a rolling, blue-grassed plain. To what should have been his east, across the plain lay the silver towers of a city. He had found the half-world. " He urged his horse on, the city his goal. The going was slow, as both horse and rider were weary from travel. At length, the warrior drew in sight of the city. Vast it was, with great walls of some glassy substance surrounding the silver towers. Across bridges stretching from tower to tower, he discerned moving figures. As he drew closer, he slowed, watching for hostile actions, but he saw none. And so, he rode into the city. He was soon taken before the King of the Fair Folk who people the Half-World. The Faerie King asked him why he had come there, and " Peace. " was the warrior ' s repl . The King touched him lightly on the shoulders. ' Welcome. You have found vour goal. " He gestured, and food was brought foruard in bowls carved from shell and horn. ' What eats of the half-world becomes of the Half-World. " The warrior ate eagerly. Soon, he had changed. " Once the transition had been made, he laid aside weapons and armor, and asked many questions of life in the Half-World. From the answers he received he learned much. He learned that the Half-World knew not sickness, famine or pestilence. He learned that the Fair-Folk, barring violent death, would neither die nor age. War had been all but forgotten. Manners were stressed and insults were rare. Diplomacy was valued over daring and courtesy over courage. The folk spent their time tranquilly, composing songs, drinking, feasting and making love. All that was gentle was given free reign. All things harsh were ignored. 100 " Having learned what he wished to know, he took his leave of the King, and took to wandering the city. Unhurried by time or age, he turned his energies to music, learning to play the harp and the lyre. He would compose songs, amusing his companions with his clever lyrics, all of which concerned the world which lay beyond the Half-World ' s borders. For, though he found great release in the joys of music, in drinking deep and loving well, he still thought oft of the world he had left behind, and, in his inner-most soul, he was still a warrior. " When he had been of the Half-World long enough to blur his memories of Earth, he began to grow restless, feeling a desire to wander. So, travelling forth on foot from the city, he began to traverse the scarlet woodland. As he travelled, he met many of the Fair Folk who had left the city to live in the woodlands. These lived in the hollowed-out bases of trees, feasting on honey and fruit and liquor distilled from dew and tree-sap. " He found forest life tranquil and peaceful and, after a space, more insufferably dull than life in the silver city. So, once again, he took to wandering. And, finally, he found he had roamed the entire realm of the Half-World, and still had found nothing that could bring joy to his heart and strength to his soul. He had grown so weary of peace and tranquility and his warrior ' s spirit cried out for conquest. " Returning at last to the Silver City, he once more had audience with the Faerie King. To him he told his story, and the face of the King grew grave. ' If these indeed be your feelings, then you are no longer of the Half-World. You must leave, before you bring the ways of war to our world once more. ' The warrior gave his assent. At the King ' s command, attendants brought the warrior ' s armor and weapons from the vaults in which they had been stored. These he donned, and with a deep bow, he took his leave of the Faerie King an d the Silver City. " Boldly he strode towards the gate whence he had entered the Half-World. Upon reaching the gate, he turned for a moment, and looked for a space upon the mystic land. Turning his back at last upon it, he drew his blade which had gone dull with disuse. From a pouch in his belt, he drew a whet-stone and sharpened his sword. Then, with it, he hacked his harp to pieces and scattered it upon the ground behind him. Sheathing his sword, he then stepped back into the borders of Earth. " The High King leaned forward upon his throne. " And what happened once this man who sought peace returned to the world of mortals. Friend Shern? " Shern chuckled. " Why, m ' lord. So tired of peace and gentleness was he, that he returned to his native land, mustered an army, and began a war of conquest magnificent in scope. He eventually laid the Kingdo ms of the Earth to waste, bringing all known lands in subjegation under his rule, creating a kingdom greater than any the world had ever seen before him, or shall see after it ' s fall. He was, your majesty, the founder of your dynasty. " And, his tale then complete, Shern Dakonnel, Prince of Minstrels, lifted his drinking-jack and drank deeply to the health of the High King. 101 WHAT ' S UP DOC? There are certain days when the campus is infested with a mass attack of Brain- Systems Overload. And that ' s when people pull their plugs, cross their wires, and the sparks begin to fly. On these days it seems to have all the sanity of the casting lot for a Warner Brother ' s Cartoon. Tongues flap like runaway window shades, eyes roll like runaway marbles, and people have been known to search every pothole on Campus, looking for " Wabbits " . When faced with the attack of the Looney Tune Legion, the sane can either pray for divine intercession, or find a dark corner to hide in until the madness ceases. If neither alternative works, all you can do is take your sanity, stick it in your ear, and join in the kick line. 102 103 ROCKMONT Rockmont, the UNC-A annual rite of spring, was April 24 this year. Scheduled to run from noon til midnight, the event was held under sunny skies until about 3:00 PM. At that time, dark clouds began to gather, creating a threat which lingered for the remainder of the picnic. Attendance for the event was good, with the incentives of ten- nis, Softball, canoeing, free food, and free beer drawing students like flies, (and many non- students, non-guests, like vultures). Though it was more than obvious that many were neither students nor guests. Security repeatedly refused to check l.D.s, or to order the more disorderly and disruptive to leave, a refusal which both puzzled and perturbed many students. Another thing that irrated many was the band scheduled for the dance. Despite a good opening number, the band proved to be more fond of free beer and breaks than playing music. This continued throughout the dance, despite many complaints and warnings. But in spite of negative aspects, Rockmont seemed to, once again, be a success. It gave students a chance to play, to party, to exercise, to throw pies, and generally work off the frustrations and excess energy generated by scholastic pressures. 104 r ' ' ROCKMONT 105 ROCKMONT CONTINUED AND SO . . ROCKMONT ENDS 109 ; :,i|;i it m am Whole Earth Day. held on campus Saturday. October U, was intended as a great oppor- tunit for the various campus organizations to raise money. .Among the organizations hav- ing booths were the Veterans ' .Association, the Middle Earth Society, and WLNF-FM. De- spite live bluegrass music and mountain dancing, response was poor and few organizations made a profit. Chalk up another one for poor planning. 110 Ill USURPTION While not quite as novel a method of selecting a leader as pulling a sword from an anvil, the L ' NC-A SG " 76 Spring Elections nevertheless managed to arouse the interest of a larger than usual portion of the student body. The more starry-eyed called it " the beginnings of a political future " for students or " a step in the ' Right " di- rection. " The more cynical described it as " UNC- A ' s Watergate, " the fall of the Weimar Republic " , or simpl . " Business as usual. " However regarded, elections stand out upon the collective campus body politic, though whether as a birthmark or as a pimple is debateable. The elections, originally scheduled for Feb- ruary 12. were postponed until the 19th. The postponement was due to a qualifications contro- versy (both the right of certain candidates to run and the right of the current SG VP to hold office were in question). The debate over this issue divided many SG members into hostile camps, touched the organizations and finally paraded itself before an incredulous student body. The controvers caused the elections to be post- poned one final time, til the 24th of February. That election day came after a long series of attempts to emulate, and perhaps imitate the efficiently organized campaign that brought the Aiken administration into power. Such attempts always seemed to fall short of the mark, leaving the impression of political maneuvering while gaining little in terms of actual achievement. This slick politicizing apparently registered, and per- haps influenced man to refrain from voting. !» r I " 112 113 USURPTION CONTINUED Unfortunately, due to questionable campaign tactics practiced by certain factions, and the fact that the vote per centage enjoyed by all three presidential candidates was in the thirty percentile range, the Elections Commission was forced to announce the necessity for a run-off election between Tom Zumberge and Randy Kindley. with Pete Austin dropping out of the race. The run-off election was held Thursday Feb 26. and was regarded, due to widespread rumors as a contestment. Surprisingly enough, the num- ber of voters participating in the run-off was slightly more than the number that voted in the original election. This undoubtedly proves that P. T. Bamum was right: There IS a sucker bom every minute. Randall Kindles was elected by over a fifty vote margin. .And, though " the ends justifies the means " might be rationalization enough for some, one must wonder where the line is to be drawn. If rascally methods are em- ployed " to throw the rascals out " , then isn ' t one set of rascals simply being exchanged for a new one? Whatever the motivation behind it ' s actions, the Kindley Regime already seems to wear too fully the stamp of politics while having having little trace of government about it at all. 114 115 nsk ' SHADOWS OF MOODS I AND QUIET TONES V OF THOUGHT... COFFEE HOUSES AND BANDS Night life in Asheville can best be de- scribed as absolutely boring. Thus, any week night event, especially a free one. will gen- erate better than average response. Couple boredom with a good band and free beer, and it is easy to explain the popularity of coffee house performances. This year the bands were above average, and audience involvement even included clogging on stage. Average attendance was estimated to be " about 200 drunks " , a worthy accomplish- ment when one considers the almost total lack of publicity prior to the performance date. 118 119 120 nee upon a time, in the mystical, magical Kingdom of UNC-A there lived three great elven kings who watched over the people with saddened- aged eyes, for each of the elven kings knew in their great wisdom, that the people neither cared nor believed in them. Strive though they might to rouse the people, the kings found only a handful of the people who would heed them. To this small group of the people, a wonderous feeling of enchanted togetherness was granted. These of the people under the guidance of the elven kings accom- plished very little when it came to aiding the people, but the elven kings and the small handful did indeed find that they had accomplished a most wonderous deed in that they found not only could they work to- gether, but also the relationships built at this time were enchanted and there- fore could never be broken. Friend- ship, a most precious belonging was found to flourish among the three elven kings and their followers. Remorsefully, each of the three kings in turn realized that the enchant- ment that surrounded them was break- ing up and so each in turn, left the mystical, magical kingdom, leaving only memories held by their followers. This, then, is in memory of those three enchanted elven kings and the relationships, friendships found, never to be lost. The 1975-76 UNC-A yearbook is dedicated to Ken Ayres Wright, Zollie Stevenson, and Gary Wayne Aiken. 121 ART There has been, through- out the yearbook, a con- stant reference to that which is mystical and magical about UNC-A. Some may have found the analogy pre- tentious or forced. Others may have found themselves in basic agree- ment. But, now, we turn to a show case of student art, the contents of which are supportive of the overall theme of the book. But, be- yond content, the art pos- sesses a magic of its own, due to the skill and imagi- nation which conceived it. • u In every form of human en- deavor, there are superlatives: things which are a noticeable cut above even an exceptional- ly high standard average. In magic, the spell which turns lead into gold is a def- inite cut above that which turns a prince into a frog. In sports, a no-hit game stands out from even the most exciting more balanced con- test. On the following two pages, enhanced by second color, we present what we con- sider to be the best, both in terms of effort and execution, of student art we have re- ceived. 123 THEATCHINSON, TOPEKA, AND THE ' ' CHARLIE CHOO-CHOO " Whatever else it might be, UNCA is certainly consistent. A school which would construct a drama building for sixteen majors is certainly a school which would dedicate a building to a man never m any way connected with the institution. The building, Jus- tice Gymnasium, was named after Charlie " Choo- Choo " Justice. The dedication was made on November 28, 1975. While, admittedly, the gymnasium looked namelessly naked ne.xt to Carmichael Humani- ties and Zaiger Social Sciences, one must ask, Whv Charlie Justice? The rationale that Justice is the only prominent sports figure to emerge from .■ sheville seems lame in the light of the fact that he never attended nor contributed to the university. The ad- ministration seemed to feel the dedication stressed the relationship between the college and the com- munity. But it also stressed the political motivations which seem to underlie so many administrative de- cisions. Choo CKoo 126 NEW DRAMA 7 BUILDING FOR 2 SIXTEEN " MAJORS The summer of 1975 saw the construction of a new drama building undertaken. For those who have not noticed the mud, dust and the sound of heavy trucks, the building is located between the social sci- ences and the humanities buildings, at the rear of the faculty parking lot. Costing $370,000.00, the drama building will house a 200 seat arena-style theater, and areas for workshops in scene, costume, and techni- cal design. The building is designed for teach- ing and presenting drama in an intimate fashion to a small number of participants and spectators. While the amount of inti- macy achieved by the building is yet to be determined, with only sixteen declared majors currently in the Drama Department, success if guaranteed in serving only a small number of participants. The last unicorn vanished so long ago they are now merely considered to be myth. Only the ancient stones know when and where the last dragon hissed out its defiance beneath the whistling sword blade. Mu and Atlantis both sank beneath the ageless ocean into legend countless millenia in the past. There comes an end to all things, even to the time one must spend in the Kingdom of UNC-A. Slowly, the number of books to be read dwindles, the stack of completed term papers stand higher than Rapunsel ' s tower, orders are placed for caps and gowns and the semi-pomp-and pageantry of Graduation the pot of gold at the end of the education experience is regarded by many as a much-awaited release from a dungeon. However it is regarded. Graduation slowly moves closer and closer, and the seniors walk more quickly, as if Ihcy were anxious to leave UNC-A and go the way of the At UNC-A, two types of students are dominant. The first type is seldom involved in any aspect of campus affairs outside of their major field of interest. The second seems to be, or to have been, involved with almost all aspects of student affairs. Terry Johnson, a Political Science Major who is graduating this May, falls somewhere in between. Since she entered UNC-A in July, 1974, Mrs. Johnson has been an active member of the Veteran ' s Association (1974- 75), an active member of the Political Science Association, and a Junior Senator (1975). She was, at different times, both a commuter and a dorm student. Asked to comment on her views of UNC-A life, she said she felt the small size of the school to be an asset, as this provides " individual attention you just can ' t get at a larger school. " All in all, she has found UNC-A ' s academics to be " satisfying " . Proceeding to what she viewed as the negative side of UNC-A, she singled out the apathy of the student body, the power-hunger so common among members of the SG and the repressive nature of dorm life. Recognizing that UNC-A is primarily a commuter school. Ms. Johnson still finds it " a shame that there are no real efforts to create a sense of student cohesion and unity on campus. " She feels that the SG is, at least, a contributing factor to this apathy, due to the tendency to centralize power, which limits authority to " too few students. " Too much time is spent " playing political games " and jockeying for power. These were the factors that led her to resign from the Senate before her term of office had expired. On the subject of the dorms, she stated that she found the rules " too strict as far as visitation is concerned " , creating an atmosphere of tension among the dorm students. She also felt that many of the dormitory occupants exercised petty vendettas against those tenants they did not like. As a final comment, she directed the following to the SG: " Distribute influence. Give other students a chance and stop trying to hoarde all of the publicity. Let the most uninfluencial freshmen have a say in the affairs of campus — social life, academic life, political life — in all aspects of it. " 131 Ronald James Baker • Chemistry Janet Ruth Mooney • History • Spanish 133 SENIORS (BELOW) William Meritle Holton • Management S tt£ia :SSI (ABOVE) David Stearns Ramseur Political Science (Ridgerunner Editor) 135 SENIORS (ABOVE) William Joel Pool • Biology SENIORS Donald Fair Bridensline Ps cholog George Russell Swift • Social Science 138 I H Richard Milton White Chemistry James Scott • Chemistry 139 SENIORS Ray Murray Fuller • History Catherine Jean JovTier • Psychology 140 SENIORS Gary Wayne Aiken • Psychology (S.G. President) Douglas Edward Walker Psycholog; 142 Donna Virginia Miseyko • Psychology v:f» •- ' -. ' Sif S Jt •• , ■ " -y. ■J: J ? ' " Richard Dallas Clark • Psychology 143 SENIORS Terry Lee Price Drama Everette Corn • Management (Summit Head Photographer) 144 James Franklin Buchanan • Economics Math John Frederick Tone Management (Summit Photographer) 145 SENIORS Kim Manning • Political Sociology Fani Bakali Parham • French • Spanish 146 )!i WiV ' i KflPJ Mark Puckctt • International Relations .-- j iNJMefJ AHeAg 4 6. kV( ' SENIORS William Johnson Cathev III • History Jeffrey Keith Farr • Psychology 148 Pamela Lynn Adams • Psychology Patricia Gail Noland • Psychology • Sociology 149 SENIORS Nancy Sue Gardner • Art Debra Yvonne Angel • Psychology 150 i Leslie Lynn Deane • Individual Degree • SUMMIT Art Editor Mark Davis Bono • Political Science 151 p? ' V ' ' Vii GRADUATION Everything has its appointed end. always recognized, always anticipated, and yet al- ways a sudden and abrupt thing when it arrives. Graduation is like that. It gets easily lost amid the confusion of too many tests, too-lengthy papers, constant com- plaining, hassling with assignments and teachers, hurrying to get through, and fight- ing frustration and fatigue. Then, like a nightmare, it suddenly is over. All work is in. All grades are in. And the only thing left to fill the vacuum is the traditional ritual of commencement. This year the commencement exercises were once again held in front of the Ramsey Library Building. And, once again, despite showers Thursday, and threatening skies Friday, the rain failed to make its expected guest appearance. The exercises moved swiftly, starting at 8:00 PM as scheduled. After devotions, a few words from the Chancellor, and the presentation of awards, (to Dr. Zerfos. Dr. Stewart, and Barbara Frady) the Bicenten- nial Graduating Class was addressed by Dr. Barrington White of Oxford. Dr. White spoke on the topic of " Choos- ing Wisdom " . His speech proved him a witty, interesting, and (most unusual of all for a commencement speaker) both succinct and brief. .And, as more than one observer noted, " The British accent didn ' t hurt. " Once Dr. White had finished, the program went on to the presentation of diplomas. The presentation also went more swiftly than usual, urged on perhaps by the suddenly chill winds and ever threatening clouds. With the last diploma presented, the recessional began, graduates following faculty one final time, down the walkway to the Administra- tion Building. After the ceremony, a reception was held in the Cafeteria Dining Room — a chance for gifts and congratulations to be exchanged, a chance for graduates to catch their breaths and realize they had reached a transition to another phase of life, a change of roles and responsibilities. It was sudden, and abrupt, and to many, more th an slightly bewildering. 152 r y t ' 153 ' k J ii TT .% ft THE STAFF WISHES TO THANK THOSE NICE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS YEAR ' S SUMMIT POSSIBLE: AL DEXTER • YEARBOOK REPRESENTATIVE AND FRIEND KEITH SHANTY • YEARBOOK REPRESENTATIVE PETE GILPIN • LIFE SAVER DEAN ALICE WUTSCHEL • FRIEND AND CONFIDANT JO CADLE • A VERY NICE LADY TUCKER COOKE • FRIEND DEAN HINES • ADVISOR TOM HEALY • PHOTOGRAPHER DR. WILLIAM HIGHSMITH • COPY DAVID RAMSEUR • ADS AND INSPIRATION MARY DUGGAN STEVE HODGINS • ART KAY KREMER • TAPESTRY DAVID COHEN • ART MICKEY HOLTEN • PHOTOGRAPHY WAYNE JOHNSON • PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN NEUSE • UNDERSTANDING ROBERT SWAYNGIM • UNDERSTANDING GARY DYER • PLANT REPRESENTATIVE AND NICE GUY THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND ADVICE 159 THE SUMMIT " A yearbook IS an awful lot of trouble " and this being my last year- book it seemed more of a bitch than usual. As this is my last year as SUM- MIT Editor it seems fitting that I take a moment to quietly, or as is my habit, loudly reflect on my three year stay at UNC-A and my three year involve- ment with the SUMMIT. I have, along with most students here at UNC-A, criticized and pointed out UNC-A ' s lack of finer points, however, UNC-A does have a few good points and it is here that I wish to extol those things that I have found to be good and beautiful about UNC-A. UNC-A being the small campus that it is aids in the simple process of getting to know people, be they Administra- tion, Faculty, Students or Staff. At no other campus can Joe Student pick up the phone and speak directly to the head of the University. This open atmosphere has led to many beauti- ful and lasting friendships which I shall remember and cherish always. Aca- demically speaking, UNC-A provides one of the best curriculum available. My three years working on the year- book has indeed been a bitch but after all the missed deadlines, hassles with the photographers, hassles with the ad- viser, and hassles in general, the one redeeming virtue that made it all worthwhile is the same virtue that I believe makes UNC-A worthwhile and that ' s the people and the friendships that develop. I wish to especially thank some peo- ple for their time, effort, and en- couragement that aided me not only with the SUMMIT but with my stay at UNC-A. Dean Alice Wutschell • Special Friend Bob Farzanegan • Head Straightener The Nerds • Second Family Ken and Al • Beautiful Friends Al and Bev • Swell People Everette and Sil • Hard Ass Workers Fred Tone • " Involved " Person Dean Hines • Sounding Board Leslie • Artist Extrodinaire Raye • Mad Telephoner Forrest • Who Made It All Possible Jackie Stephenson JACKIE STEPHENSON • EDITOR NORA AIKEN • ASSISTANT EDITOR 161 AL DEXTER • YEARBOOK REP. FRED TONE • PHOTOGRAPHER RAYE BROWN • BUSINESS MGR. FORREST REID • COPY EDITOR 162 EVERETTE CORN • PHOTOGRAPHER SILVIA CORN • DARKROOM ASST. THANKS TO DEAN MINES SUMMIT ADVISOR. 163 ADVERTISEMENTS 164 ' fj j li SCHLITZ encoRe » r 1 VlU iMiliOQiikee GENUINE DRAFT HEER DISTRIBUTED BY BGCR SMOKY MOUNTAIN DISTRIBUTORS " BULLDOG BOOSTERS " ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 165 CHARLES S TALMAN TALMAN ' Sofosheville 101 PATTON AVENUE ASHEVILLE N C 28802 704-253-2376 w Totj Town Of ASHEVILLE 952 MERRIMON AVE. %% PH. 252-4312 ASHEVILLE. N. 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