The Register, 1984-02-24
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there wasn't much work to do because the papers were already drawn up flowers said with the help of dr dean william delauder dean of the school of arts and science dr nathan sims vice chancellor for academic af fairs and chancellor edward b forte the theatre got the program approved somewhere along the way someone didn't follow up on the b.f.a which is why there hasn't been one flowers said he said that the b.f.a degree in professional dramatics should have been approved along with the university of north carolina at greensboro chapel hill east carolina and the school of fine arts when i came the b.a degree had been approved since 1975 and the b.f.a should have been approved also flowers said the criteria were the same for the b.a as with the b.f.a since the department's suc cess a bachelor's of fine arts degree has finally been ap proved to improve the department since joining the theatre department dr h.d flowers has done many positive things by gina e.e davis associate news editor banquet highlights engineers week will be added to the program courses approved are in the areas of management make up technical production children's theatre styles of ac ting black drama and musical theatre flowers said the b.f.a will be more concentrated he said students have to prove themselves must the b.f.a is specialized and the students must be meticulous he said a theatre student audition after his freshman or sophomore year in order to enter the program they then specialize in an area such as acting/directing theatre management or technical theatre this is highly skilled flowers said those who are in the acting concentration must play a lead role those in technical theatre must design a set directors must direct a full when a student leaves he is basically prepared for a vocation and is more marketable flowers said all students will have to do a senior practical an intern ship in their area and a full length play in their area of study the students will have to take classes outside the theatre those interested in technical theatre will take courses in drafting design and constructing those in theatre management will take courses in business and management he said by doris person editor in chief photo by jay hall s.c state will play a&t saturday night in the aggies final home game of the season 88 partly sponsored by a 5,000 donation from the company cockerham whet later in troduced the speaker is a 1969 graduate of a&t he told students if they are to follow professional and managerial trends they must shape their own agenda cockerham said it is possible to follow the boss's agenda and your own at the same time through reputation trust and liability the agendas will eventually become one he said students should not be passive and not let the future happen to them the future belongs to those who plan for it said cokerham who has see engineers page 2 however the highlight of the week was the engineers week banquet on thursday at the holiday inn-four seasons the banquet featured two distinguished employees of general motors haven cockerham director of cen engineers-partners for pro gress was the 1984 theme for engineers week here at a&t during the week engineering students and faculty par ticipated in various activities such as t-shirt day a skating party organizational open house group study sessions a professional dress contest and a tour of the engineering school by at&t . boasting that the engineer ing department is bursting at the seams dr suresh chan dra dean of the school of engineering acknowledged the numerous contributions by general motors to the depart ment in terms of scholarships and grants general motors has donated the largest single grant 50,000)over a five-year period to a&t if it were not for general motors we would not be here tonight said chandra the activities of the week were tral office personnel depart ment and barbara sanders who presented a technical presentation on cad/cam computer aided design and computer aided manufactur ing complete awareness for complete commitment # thj4c7 register volume lv number g north carolina state university greensboro nc friday f bra v u , 19m . bachelors of fine arts at!*biz new degree receives app^vak length play management must manage a full length play once the student reaches his junior year he must also pass a competency test in order to graduate flowers said day according to darnell hawkins the guest speaker at the sixth annual arthur f jackson memorial lecture in gibbs hall auditorium hawkins a sociology in structor at the university of north carolina at chapel hill,has written a paper on the topic of black imprisonment in america and has collected data for the past five to six by deidra brown staff writer black imprisonment in america is a crucial topic to hawkins says blacks r have high imprison ment rate union were the only two coun tries with imprisonment rates higher than the united states in 1983 states such as arizona nevada delaware and texas imprison large numbers of blacks and whites compared to the total population of the state several states in the deep south have the lowest rates of imprisonment for blacks and whites while northern states and northeast regions have low rates of imprisonment for white males not a single state has a higher white imprisonment rate than a black imprison ment rate hawkins said the ten states with the largest racial gaps are liberal states of the top ten states all had low white imprisonment rates and high black imprison see prison,page 2 hawkins said the republic of south africa and the soviet federal years government has kept prison records since 1925 but it didn't keep records of race systematically until 1978 hawkins said blacks have a higher rate of imprison ment than any other people on earth when students in this area consider graduate school a degree of this type is useful because some schools don't let you in a master's of fine arts program unless you have the b.f.a flowers said a&t is the third black school in the nation to offer a fine arts degree in any field it is the only black school in north carolina that offers the b.f.a in any discipline flowers said several students have stated that they will stay the extra semester and go to sum mer school to fulfill the b.f.a requirements he said those that graduated with the b.a are welcomed if they want to do a second degree flowers said he hopes students in other areas con sider the theatre such as students in management con sider theatre management or those in business consider theatre business as a possible way of fulfilling their goals there just aren't enough blacks in these areas he said they will feel good when they get out of the b.f.a because they are marketable he said approximately 12 new courses the program will begin this summer when the first set of courses will be introduced
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