A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK
NOVEMBER 22. 1993
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12
The Children's Place
Center for Young Children Aims to Become Model Facility
The Center for Young Children officially opened in September 1993 and already has 100 children
of UMCP faculty, staff and students enrolled. Activities at the center range from reading books
and making art to just plain having fun.
Play's the thing — and laughter
and learning — on Valley Drive.
Tucked away behind Denton Com-
munity, you'll find 100 of College
Park's youngest and most enthusiastic
students. They're the three-, four- and
five-year-olds who fill the classrooms
at the Center for Young Children.
Officially opened for business in
September, the center already has a
waiting list. When completed this
spring, it will house 120 children in
three classrooms for three- year-olds,
two classrooms for four-year-olds,
and one kindergarten class.
The modern, airy facility features a
great room off of which are class-
rooms filled with the children's color-
ful art and happy noises. In one
room, little ones gather 'round while
a teacher reads from a favorite book.
In another, art is the agenda. And
unobtrusively watching some of the
classes are UMCP students who view
the toddlers from one of three spe-
cially-designed observation rooms.
But this center is about more than
day care. It's about joining together
the best the university has to offer in
a working relationship that benefits
both these pint-sized freshmen and
A child care facility is nothing new
to the College Park campus. In 1965,
the College of Education created and
housed what is considered a more
traditional nursery school consisting
of a half-day program restricted to
children ages four and five. But as the
center's needs changed it was moved
to Cambridge Hall.
When the Department of Human
Development was asked to take over
the facility two years ago, renova-
tions would have cost $250,000, says
Robert Hardy, chairman of the
department. "We figured if we were
going to spend that much to repair
Cambridge Hall, why not use the
money to build a new center
The new center is a combination
child development lab and child care
facility, savs Fran Favretto, director of
the Center for Young Children,
Favretto, who obtained both her mas-
ter's degree and Ph.D. from College
Park, intends to make the center part
of the whole university, she says.
Already, the Horticulture Depart-
ment has been brought in to develop
a landscape plan for the center. When
it comes time to plant, the children
will lend their green thumbs to the
job. Hearing and speech communica-
tions students conduct research at the
center and music education students
will share their talents with the chil-
cotttinued ott pn^c3
Five Firms Are Finalists in Performing
Arts Center Design Competition
Breaking Down Barriers
Questions about race relations ace q
focus of conference J
The Final Verdict
Court rules Banneker Scholarship /
Program should continue... .... jt
College Park Senate Report
Faculty termination poltcj c
debated at November meeting J
A Change of Address
Score one lor students who re-wrote
Lincoln's Gettysburg speech
Five of the nation's leading archi-
tectural firms are finalists in the
worldwide design competition to
select an architect for the $80 million
Maryland Center for Performing Arts.
The Maryland Department of Gen-
era) Services (DCS) and the Universi-
ty of Maryland at College Park
announced Cesar Pel I i and Associates
of New Haven, Conn., with RTKL
Associates, Inc. of Baltimore (joint
wnlurc); IVi (. obh Freed and Part-
ners of New York; Morre Ruble
Yudell, Santa Monica, Calif.; Barton
Mvers Associates of Los Angeles; and
Antoine Predock Architect of Albu-
querque, N.M., have been invited to
participate in the design competition
for the facility to be built on the Col-
lege Park campus.
"The selection process to choose
the architect for the center has given
us a stellar group of finalists with
international reputations for innova-
tion and imagination," says President
William E. Kirwan.
Tire finalists were selected from a
group of ten that were announced on
Nov. 2, 1993. The ten were requested
to complete their design teams and
submit the qualifications for their
consultants in areas such as theater
design, structural, acoustics, lighting
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U N I V
R S I T Y
Health Program Requests Faculty Publicity
The Adult Health and Development Program is requesting faculty to help pub-
licize HLTH 289, 487 and 489 to students. Students and volunteers are trained
to positively affect the health and well-being of individually-assigned older
adults in a fun-filled environment. The first training sessions are on Jan. 22,
and Jan. 29, 1994, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Cole Field House. Call 405-2522
or 405-2528 for more information.
Team Maryland Wins Highest Award among
Nation's Division I Institutions
Team Maryland members met recently with students from Calverton Elementary School.
Each semester, 25 scholar-athletes
add a new team to their list of accom-
plishments — Team Maryland. And
now, the two-year old community
service and leadership development
program for scholar-athletes has been
recognized as the best outreach pro-
gram among 163 Division 1 NCAA
institutions. Matt Haas, director of
Team Maryland, was on hand in
Boston on Friday, Nov. 12, to receive
the Outreach and Community Service
Program of the Year Award from the
Rev. Jesse Jackson at the National
Consortium for Academics and
Sports (an NCAA affiliate) annual
The award recognizes programs
that send student athletes into the
community to use their role model
status to educate the public on issues
such as alcohol and drug abuse, the
importance of education, handgun
control, teenage pregnancy and self-
Since receiving the award, Haas
has had calls from universities eager
to learn how they can replicate the
program. He is not surprised because
Haas believes Team Maryland is a
natural way to bridge academics and
sports in a meaningful way.
Team Maryland is part of a new
program for scholar-athletes devel-
oped by Georgia Sorenson, director
of the Center for Political Leadership
and Participation, and Andy Geiger,
athletic director. The program pro-
motes leadership development and
awareness of community responsibil-
ities. Sorenson says, "Research shows
that young people will only hear a
message from someone who is no
more than eight years older than
Each semester 25 junior and senior
students involved in the university's
varsity athletic program take their
message to area schools. Haas says
that so far this semester, they have
spoken to 5,800 students. "We are
going to six schools this week alone,"
says Haas. While the group likes to
reach the vulnerable middle school
students, they reach out to elemen-
tary and high school students as
well — tailoring their messages to the
age of the audience.
The message of Team Maryland is
'You Can Make It Happen' and team
members talk about personal experi-
ences while emphasizing the impor-
Open Enrollment to be Held from Nov. 22-Dec. 8
The State of Maryland Department
of Personnel announces that the
health insurance open enrollment
period will be held from Monday,
Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Dec. 8.
This open enrollment is voluntary.
Any changes made during this peri-
od will become effective Jan. 1, 1994.
An employee who does not submit
a 1994 enrollment form by Dec. 8 will
be enrolled in the same programs
which were in effect in 1993. Employ-
ees wishing to continue to set aside a
portion of their salary into a Health
Care or Dependent Care Spending
Account for next year must complete
an enrollment form during this open
The State Department of Personnel
is sending information, along with
the 1994 Health Insurance Enrollment
Form, to every employee at their
UMCP's Personnel Services
Department is sending a letter to
everyone on campus regarding the
open enrollment, including the 1994
bi-weekly health insurance premiums
for employees. To assist employees in
understanding the programs avail-
able, the department has invited rep-
resentatives from the health
organizations to be available at a
Fiealth Line Informational Fair on
Monday, Nov. 29, from 1 1 a.m. to 3
p.m., in the Grand Ballroom Lounge,
Stamp Student Union.
For additional information about
open enrollment, please call the bene-
fits office at 405-5654.
tance of self-esteem, obtaining an
education, setting goals, working
hard to attain them, and avoiding
alcohol and drugs. "We bring an
arsenal of statistics with us," says
The program has proved so popu-
lar among campus athletes that Haas
has to accept students into the pro-
gram on a first-come basis. The stu-
dents are required to take a course in
leadership development and to main-
tain a 2,7 average. He emphasizes
t h a t pa rt i c i pa n ts a re d ra w n f ro m t he
full range of varsity sports. He notes,
too, that for the audience they are try-
ing to reach it doesn't matter if a foot-
ball starora member of the women's
swim team, the important thing is
that take the time to visit with the
students and listen to them.
While Team Maryland gives a
great deal to young people through-
out the state, they get much in return.
"The real purpose of the program is
leadership education for the mem-
bers of Team Maryland. That's why
we're doing it. It's part of the curricu-
lum, part of their experience here and
it needs to be thought of that way,"
Outlook Takes a Break
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday,
Outlook will not be published on
Monday, Nov. 29. Publication will
resume with the Monday, Dec. 6
issue. Please note that this issue's
calendar covers the period from
Nov, 22 through Dec. 8.
Outlook is ihe weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving
the College Park campus community.
Vice President for
Director 01 Public Information
Director or University Publications
John T. Consoll
Kerstln A. Neteler
Layout a Production
Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor-
maticn & calendar items are welcome. Please submit
all material at least two weeks before tlie Monday ol
publication. Send it to Editor Outlook, 2101 Turner
Building, through campus mail or to University of
Maryland, College Park. MD 20742. Our telephone
number is (301) 405-4621. Electronic mad address
is jhawes@umdacc. umd.edu. Fax number is
NOVEMBER 2 2
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Matching Funds for Visiting Chinese Faculty Needed
The China Committee will be accepting proposals frum Faculty lor matching
funds to support visiting scholars from the People's Republic of China. Half of
the expenses are to be paid by the hosting unit or project, and half will be paid
by the China Committee. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, Dec. 15,
and should include the following: a curriculum vita of the scholar, a short
description of the proposed research plan, the source of the matching funds
and evidence that the scholar's home institution will accept and support the
exchange. For more information, contact K wan-nan Yen at 405-6647.
Conference Seeks to Break Down Racial Barriers in the Work Place
Last year, while Los Angeles
burned in the aftermath of the Rod-
ney King verdict, Michael Nacht took
note. The dean of the School of Public
Affairs put together a conference on
race relations in America that caught
the attention of more than 250 faculty
and students from across the campus.
On Friday, Dec. 3, a second confer-
ence, "Breaking Down Racial Barriers
in the Work Place: Successful Models
for Diversity," wrestles with all man-
ner of provocative questions and
begins to actually answer them. The
conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m., in theTyser Auditorium, Van
Munching Hall, is presented by the
School of Public Affairs along with
the Afro American Studies Program,
College of Business and Manage-
ment, and the Campus-Wide Steering
Committee for Diversity Initiative
The conference is divided equally
between two panels (including J.
Alphonso Brown, an appointee to the
Glass Ceiling Commission of the U.S.
Department of Labor; Barbara
Reynolds, a member of the editorial
board of USA Today, Lawrence Otis
G ra h a m , a u th or o f The Bes t Co n i \ a n i '£$
for Minorities; and Dr. Peter Kwong,
director of Asian-American Studies at
Hunter College) and two question-
and -answer periods.
"The objective," says Lafayette
Barnes, director of external relations
at the School of Public Affairs, "is
that at the end of the conference, the
audience will walk awav with some
solutions — with a feeling that there
are some policies and programs that
And, with a fervor that, whatever
their organization, whatever their
work environment, they will find a
way to apply it.
Currently, four lectures, each one
dealing with a subject as fresh and
fiercely debated as today's headlines,
are being looked at: race relations and
Native Americans; relations between
Asian-Americans and African-Ameri-
cans; relations between Arab-Ameri-
cans and Jewish-Americans; and race
relations at UMCP.
For more information about the
Dec. 3 conference, please contact the
School of Public Affairs at 405-6330.
— Todd Kl man
continued from page 1
Even while still on the drawing
board, the university enlisted its
Department of Engineering and
Architectural Services to develop
schematics for the potential builder.
Catherine Jones, design manager on
the project, says her office created a
skeletal set of specifications. The con-
tract was awarded to a design-build
As the mother of two children
who were enrolled in the university's
child care facility, Jones had a vested
interest in seeing the new center
built. But she also provided a special
perspective on the project. "As the
center was being built, we invited the
children to tour the new site and let
them see what was happening," says
Jones. She also visited the students to
talk to them about what an architect
And when the concrete lor the
new playground was poured, the
children all were invited to put their
handprints in the wet cement. "Now
the kids can see their handprints and
feel they had a part in the new build-
ing," says Jones.
Designing a building for children,
says Jones, was a nice departure from
other buildings on campus that she's
helped design, "This center has a
peek-a-boo design that savs I'm a
different building.'" Each room has
its own front door with a covered
pediment, savs Jones. And each class-
room was painted a different color.
Jazzy f 1 oo r d es i g n s i n so me room s
and a sunrise designed into the front
door gable are added touches that
make the place special.
To make the center accessible to
faculty, staff and students with
young children, savs Favretto, the
The children personalized their playground by leaving their handprints in the cement.
enrollment fees are on a sliding scale
based on family income. And a lot-
tery in the spring, equally weighted
among faculty, staff and students,
determines which students will be
Favretto notes that the center has a
culturally-diverse mix of students.
When the school first opened, she
says, 1 1 of the 20 students enrolled in
one three-year-old class did not
Staff at the center consists of
Favretto, an assistant director, Ann
Daniel, and ten teachers. In each
classroom, says Favretto, there is one
master's and one bachelor's degree
teacher. In addition student aides are
trained to assist at the center.
The developmental ly-appropri ate
curriculum, says Hardy, makes the
Center for Young Children a stand-
out. "There's teaching there, but it's
not forced on the children," he says.
And there's an emphasis on the chil-
dren's art. "It's more the children's
Carol Seefeldt, a professor in the
Department of I luman Development
who was instrumental in bringing the
center to being, envisioned a state-of-
the-art complex. She savs her goal is
to have the center serve as a world-
"Italy has a program of child care
centers that are stunningly beauti-
ful," says Seefeldt. "People travel
from all over the world to see these
centers." But she envisions that Col-
lege Park, rich with resources, should
attract the attention of child care
experts as well.
"We have had really wonderful
support from the university," says
Hardy. And Catherine Jones echoes
those sentiments. "The center is an
important first step in addressing
child care needs on campus," says
Jones. "Now that it's finally here, I
hope the campus will use it as a
N O V E M B
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Court Finds in Favor of University in Banneker Scholarship Case
U.S. District Court Judge J. Freder-
ick Motz today ruled that the race-
based Banneker Scholarship program
at the University of Maryland at Col-
lege Park should be allowed to con-
tinue in that the program is an
appropriate response to past discrim-
ination at the university.
In his opinion on the case of Pod-
Ivri'sky vs. Kirwan, Motz noted that:
"The question posed in this case is
whether a public university, racially
segregated by law for almost a centu-
ry and actively resistant to integra-
tion for at least 20 years thereafter,
may — after confronting the injustice
of its past — voluntarily seek to reme-
dy the resulting problems of its pre-
sent, by spending one percent of its
financial aid budget to provide schol-
arships to approximately 30 high-
achieving African- American students
each year." Based on Motz's finding,
the answer is an unequivocal "yes."
"I am immensely pleased that the
District Court has ruled in favor of
the university," President William E.
Kirwan says. "The finding frees us to
continue one of our most effective
tools in addressing the lingering
effects of past injustices by the insti-
Kirwan notes that, among the pre-
dominant ethnic and racial groups in
Maryland, only blacks remain under-
represented at College Park when
compared to the proportion they rep-
resent in the general population.
Banneker Scholarships are four-
year awards given to academically-
talented African-American freshmen.
Approximately 25 new awards are
made each year. The scholarships
provide full financial support for all
four years, covering tuition, room,
board, fees and book expenses.
In his 60-page opinion. Mot/
observed that in the past 15 years
"the university has earnestly taken
steps to remedy its history of segre-
gation. Its efforts have born fruit."
Still, Motz noted, there are four
effects of the university's past dis-
crimination that persist to the present
within the African- American commu-
"The finding frees us to
continue one of our most
effective tools in
addressing the lingering
effects of past injustices
by the institution, "
— President William E. Kirtvun
nity and with African Americans
attending the university: a poor repu-
tation of the university, especially
among parents and high school coun-
selors; under-representation in the
student population; low retention
and graduation rates; and percep-
tions of a hostile campus climate.
"It is worthy of note," the judge
said in a footnote to the opinion,
"that the university is (to put it mild-
ly) in a somewhat unusual situation.
It is not often that a litigant is
required to engage in extended self-
criticism in order to justify its pursuit
of a goal that it deems worthy.
"All other matters aside," he con-
tinued, "UMCP administrators are to
be commended for the moral courage
that they have demonstrated in
undertaking this self-examination
with an admirable degree of candor."
The ruling comes after three years
of litigation that began with the filing
of a suit against the university in Dis-
trict Court by Daniel Podberesky
challenging the university's Banneker
Scholarship program on the basis that
the scholarships were unfairly not
available to him because he is not
The District Court had originally
ruled that the Banneker Scholarships
did not violate the law, but on appeal
by Podberesky, the U.S. Court of
A p p ea 1 s re v e rsed the I u w er cou rt
decision, ruling that the District
Court erred when it "failed to make a
specific finding" of "some present
effect of past discrimination," and
remanded the case to District Court
for a determination on the past dis-
The university undertook an
intensive self-studv and issued a
report on its findings last April. The
report acknowledged that, because of
discriminatory practices in Maryland
schools until the mid-1950s, negative
perceptions linger with some minori-
ty populations. These perceptions,
the internal study found, form a valid
basis for such proactive efforts as the
Banneker Scholarship program.
Motz's opinion establishes that
UMCP has convincingly established
to the court's satisfaction that such a
"present effect of past discrimina-
tion" does exist.
Prince George's County Teachers Use Interactive Television to Infuse
Multi-Cultural Literature into Their Curriculum
Interactive television is giving
more than 100 Prince George's Coun-
ty middle and secondary school
English teachers a much-needed
opportunity to diversify their curricu-
lum. The Interactive Television Pro-
gram in Prince George's County is
being used by UMCP to deliver its
African- American Literature Lecture
The six-part series originates from
Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media
Center, where as many as 20 teachers
are in attendance. Prom there, it is
broadcast to up to 90 teachers located
in six high schools, including Fair-
mont, Forestville, Friendly, Largo,
Potomac and Surra ttsvi lie.
"The ability to reach more teachers
by making programs more conve-
nient for them is extremely impor-
tant," says Rojulene (Morris, language
arts supervisor for Prince George's
The series, titled, "Private
Lives/ Public Voices: Positioning the
African- American Woman's Voice
Within American Literacy and Cul-
tural Traditions," began Oct. 13 and
runs through April 13, 1994.
"There is little question that the
1990s will be the decade in which the
fact of ethnic diversity in our schools
and country at large is increasingly
recognized and dealt with," says
Maynard Mack, Jr., co-director of
UMCP's Center Alliance for Sec-
ondary School Teachers and Texts
(CAST), which developed the pro-
gram in direct response to the needs
of Maryland's secondary school
teachers. "Teachers must play a major
role in determining how curricula are
diversified and must be given oppor-
tunities to study new material in
depth so that the new texts excite
them as much ,-is the traditional
The African- American Literature
Lecture Series was presented previ-
ously in Howard and Baltimore coun-
ties, and received rave reviews. "You
made one white male long to read,
learn and appreciate much more in
this area," said one teacher.
IntriviL live telo\ jsion also is being
used by CAST in Baltimore, where
teachers are participating in a "Multi-
cultural Poetry by Women" series via
public access television station
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Policy on Faculty Termination Is Key Issue
of November Senate Meeting
On Thursday, Nov. 11, the College
Park Senate considered several important
Hems of business. After briefly reviewing
many of these, I will use the remaining
space to elaborate on the key issue facing
the Senate and the faculty at College
Park: the policy tm terminating faculty
appointments during a financial
Academic Advising: The Student
Caucus offered a resolution to
improve academic advising with spe-
cific features such as mandatory first-
year advising and a junior-year audit.
Although the Educations] Affairs
Committee is now reviewing the
Provost's report on advising for 1992-
1993, progress on this important issue
lias been slow. An unfortunately-
timed quorum call cut short debate
just as the Senate prepared to vote to
send the resolution to committee;
however, the Executive Committee
will next week refer the Student Cau-
cus resolution for joint review by the
Educational Affairs and Student
Double Degrees and Double
Majors: This long-standing item of
business was approved by the Senate.
The amended policy removes
ambiguous language about "signifi-
cant overlap" in double major pro-
grams which has resulted in
conflicting interpretations across
campus. Students earning double
majors will now have to complete the
requirements of each major as well as
receive preliminary and final
approval of their program from both
departments. Students earning dou-
ble degrees must complete a total of
150 credits with at least 18 credits
unique to the second degree.
Graduate Certificate in Environ-
mental Policy: The Senate approved
a proposal for a School of Public
Affairs graduate certificate program
in environmental policy. This propos-
al is the first of several professional
development programs that the Sen-
ate will consider this year as College
Park becomes more active in offering
continuing education programs to the
business and scientific communities.
These new programs represent a sig-
nificant departure from our typical
way of doing business on campus.
They raise crucial questions: Who
will teach in such programs? Who
will design and oversee them? How
will academic standards be main-
tained? Plow much will students pay
for such programs? Who will benefit
if such programs turn a profit? These
and other questions deserve careful
consideration; Provost Fallon has
appointed a taskforce which will
attempt to develop the principles that
will guide College Park's new efforts
in continuing education.
Termination of Faculty Appoint-
ments: The Senate unanimously
endorsed the System-wide Resolution
on Termination of Faculty Appoint-
ments During a Financial Emergency
approved at an Oct. 23 meeting of
Senate Chairs from 1 1 of the UMS
institutions. That resolution stated
that no policy or procedures concern-
ing termination of appointments will
be recognized by the UMS faculties
unless five basic principles are
accepted by System Administration:
1} that faculty participate fully in the
development of such policies at each
institution, 2) that a clear definition of
"financial emergency" be included in
the policy, 3) that termination of
appointments due to discontinuance
of an academic unit be treated dis-
tinctly from termination of appoint-
ments due to financial emergency, 4)
that individual faculty members not
be targeted by the procedures for ter-
mination, and 5) that each institution
Art Center Finalists
continued from page I
Final design concept submissions
arc due bv Feb. 7, 1994. Then a panel
of seven jurors, including distin-
guished architects, universitv and
state representatives, will evaluate
the finalists' submissions and make a
recommendation to the selection
board, comprised of DCS profession-
als and a university representative,
which will review the ranking and
determine if negotiations should
begin with the highest-ranked firm
by Feb. 11,1994.
The international design competi-
tion drew responses from 199 firms
which submitted letters of interest to
DCS. In the end, 41 firms made initial
proposals, from which ten were
selected and further narrowed to five.
The nearly 295,000 square-foot
Performing Arts Center will be one of
the largest and most complex projects
in the history of UMCP. Its primary
use will be in teaching of the per-
forming arts: music, theater, opera
and dance. The center also will offer
performances bv local artists and per-
forming arts groups such as the
Prince George's Philharmonic and
the Maryland Opera Society. The
building will house performance
facilities, practice and rehearsal
spaces, classrooms, offices and a per-
forming arts library.
Construction will begin in spring
19% with the center expected to be
ready for use by 1999.
may develop its own policies and
procedures as long as no provisions ■
conflict with the system-mandated
The College Park Senate approved
our institutional policy in October
1992, and then again in April 1993
when system administration required
that each institution include specified
"common language" in its policy.
President Kirwan forwarded that
document for review by the system
and the Attorney General's Office.
Only last month did we receive a
response. Our policy had been edited
and red lined in unacceptable ways.
Most crucial, the key passage — defin-
ing financial emergency as "an
extraordinary fiscal crisis that threat-
ens the essential functions of this
institution as a whole and cannot be
alleviated bv less drastic means than
the premature termination of tenured
or tenure- track faculty appoint-
ments"— had been deleted. In a meet-
ing on Oct. 13, representatives from
the provost and president's office and
the Senate met with system officials
to insist that such a definition remain
in the policy. We have not heard any-
thing further from the system since.
Other system institutions have
fared less well. UMAB, Coppin State
and the University of Baltimore all
have had their "retrenchment" poli-
cies approved bv the Chancellor —
either without adequate faculty
consultation or despite vehement fac-
ulty objection. This series of events,
threatening the rights of faculty
throughout the system, prompted the
Senate Chairs to adopt the system-
wide resolution endorsed by the Col-
lege Park Senate on Nov. 11. The
Senate has taken a strong stand on
this vital issue and will keep the Col-
lege Park community informed.
— Hank Dobin
(0 Q CiropusMa " H
NOVEMBER 2 2
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. hi nineteen ninety-three.
OUT country nut si renew the call
for endurance. America is mice
again torn by a "great cirit war" —
not a tear against secession.
but a war against poverty.
A war against racism.
A tSar age i hist A IDS.
We casualties in today's civil war
are not just blue and gray.
but are black, brown,
yellow, tvd. and white. "
— i tea// r \htit/>
• iecfr/tt/ J Sjitve
". . .He stand on this battlefield
today as a great nation.
faced with a great dilemma.
Can we. afflicted as. we are with
questions of dire import at home.
among tbem poverty.
prejudice, and homeless ness,
continue to act as policeman
to the world and guardian
of liberty? To this we must
answer (an we not?'
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Learning from Lincoln
Students Give 20th Century Twist to Famous Speech
"The world will little note, nor
long remember what we say here, hut
it can never forget what they did
here." Those words were spoken by
President Abraham Lincoln on Nov.
19, 1863 when he dedicated a national
cemetery at Gettysburg, site of the
only battle waged on Northern soil
during the Civil War.
An account of the day indicates
that Lincoln glanced at a slip of paper
and in a little less than three minutes
finished what has become one of the
most famous speeches in the English
language: The Gettysburg Address.
At the time, however, he considered
it a failure. Furthermore, it received
little public attention. Only a few rec-
ognized it as one of the finest speech-
es ever crafted.
With Lincoln's eloquent brevity in
mind, the Honors Program and the
Office of Campus Programs spon-
sored an essay contest open to all
UMCP undergraduate students. The
task: to rewrite Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address. Entries had to be exactly
272 words — the same number Lin-
coln used in his moving speech.
Judges were asked to look for creativ-
ity and uniqueness of ideas, pro-
foundness/significance of message
and quality of writing.
As soon as Teresa Shirlen heard
about the essay contest in a speech
class she knew that she would enter.
But getting the right words down on
paper was a bit more difficult. Then
one day, Martin Luther King's inspi-
rational "1 Have a Dream" speech
was the topic in class. That did it. "1
came home and wrote the speech in
an hour. I was really inspired by
what he said," says Shirlen. So much
so that she incorporated a reference
to King in her essay, which captured
Speech -writing comes naturally to
this senior from Wheaton. She is
majoring in Secondary Education
f77te «_. imejHca/i *. €t/d^&f^
"Tenser j re and seventeen years ago, a grand nation was conceived and
dedicated to the proposition that alt are created equal.
Sixscore and ten years ago, a great American addressed this nation on tfje
division that threatened its existence.
Wirty years ago, another great American stood in the "symbolic shadow"
of the first and again addressed the nation on this division.
Today I sadly bring you similar words.
The first addressed a division by war. The second, a division created by
law. Today, I speak on a division created by attitude.
All are equally dangerous. All leave our country broken and bleeding.
tint, while war turned into peace and laws were amended, I do not see the
reversal of the disunity that thrives on prejudice in this rial ton.
Tl.w cannons had to stop, someone had to win; the laws had to change,
they were morally wrong; but who will step forward to change
the personal ignorance that causes confusion in a new generation —
a generation that is told to respect everyone, but when searching
for role models demonstrating this command, can find so Jew?
When can we join diversity to unity? When can we begin to learn
from each other about that which makes us different?
When can we mark a day in history as the day we began to appreciate
our fellow citizens and live without preconceived notions and wrongful fears?
This change can only be born in each person's heart. No gun can force it,
no law can change it, but each person must examine themselves and choose to
replace the hatred and division with fairness and love for all people. "
iJe/t'ia ' tfnWe/t
Speech and English. Folk) wing grad-
uation in December 1994, she is con-
sidering three choices at the moment:
going directly into high school teach-
ing, launching into a career teaching
public speaking skills to business
people or heading for graduate
school for speech communications or
Shirlen stays in the public eve out-
side pf class, too. She is a tour guide
with the Maryland Images program
which shows campus life to prospec-
tive students. She also works at the
Visitor Center two davs each week
and is co- president of the Under-
graduate Teachers Education Associ-
The second place winner, Sean
Thomas Smith, learned of the contest
from Professor Andrew Wolvin's
speech- writing class. Smith says he
mulled over the essay for about a
month aiui then, the night before the
contest deadline, put it to paper.
"The hardest part was having il
exactlv 272 words," says Smith, 1 le
attributes his experience as an editor
of his high school newspaper for
helping him with his cupv-fitting
Of his reworked address, Smith
says: "I wanted to draw some paral-
lel to today. 1 try to keep up with
social issues for there are very impor-
tant matters which are not being
As for Smith's future, he thinks
that speech writing may be more
than a fleeting fancy, Since taking
Wolvin's class, he has become inter-
ested in pursuing it as a career. But
for the moment, graduation next
month is his main concern.
Third place winner is Joseph Pel-
letier, a junior student from Laurel
who is majoring in Government and
Politics. Asked why he entered, Pel-
letier recalls that he saw an
announcement in the Dimnontllwck
and became interested. "1 enjov writ-
ing and it sounded like fun," he says.
Pelletier took a world view in his
reworked a d d res s, ci t i n g America's
role as protector to other nations. In
other honors, on Nov. 19, Pelletier
was inducted into the Golden Kev
Faculty judges included Mavnard
Mack in Undergraduate Studies,
Robert Dorfman, Institute for Physi-
cal Science and Technology, Karen
Harris, Special Education, and Ralph
James Osteen, director of the
Office of Campus Programs, says
th.it although the final number of
entries was 23, the contest prompted
discussion in numerous classes. "I
was impressed with the overall qual-
ity of the entries," savs Osteen.
NOVEMBER 2 2
Postcards From Los Angeles
History Teaching Assistant Competes on "Jeopardy"
Jacqueline Moore asked all the
right answers to do something that
most will never do: she won on
On previously taped shows, which
aired on Nov, 3 and 4, Moore won
SI 3,400 and a trip to Bermuda, She
said that she's going to use the
money to complete her dissertation in
"I have a 'Jeopardy' fellowship,
plus a vacation," she says.
Moore, a teaching assistant in the
History Department, attended a con-
testant search for the nationally syn-
dicated game show in April in
Atlantic City, N.J. She and other
"Jeopardy" hopefuls were given a
10-cjuestion screening test and told,
"We'll call you." Most people don't
make it past this first cut, but Moore
did and was called back in June to
participate in a mock version of the
show and auditions.
LSecause five shows are taped in
one day, a total of 13 possible contes-
tants are asked to be present on a
given day of taping and are chosen
randomly to be contestants.
"They ask you to bring three out-
fits total, in case you're on more than
one show," Moore says.
Moore was able to use at least two
of her three outfits when she showed
up for taping on Aug. 30. She won
her first show and earned second
place on the second.
As foT meeting Alex Trebek, the
host, she didn't get to. Trebek is not
allowed to meet with contestants
because he knows all of the questions
to the answers.
Each show is taped as if it were
live, so contestants had to turn
around during commercial breaks so
that they couldn't look at the game
board, Moore says.
Moore was asked to write down
six interesting things about herself, so
that Trebek could talk about one dur-
ing the introduction of the contestants.
"He asked about mv postcards,"
she says. "[ collect wacky postcards,
ones that are supposed to be serious
but are cornv. Mv favorite is one of
the New Jersey Turnpike."
Moore accomplished exactly what
she wanted to on "Jeopardy."
"I told all of my friends before I
left that if I could win the monev one
day and win the vacation the next, 1
would be happy," she says.
— Stephen Sobek
Cynthia Davis, graduate assistant in
computer science, for becoming the
first recipient of the Jack and Rita G.
M inker Fellowship in Computer Sci-
ence. The fellowship was established
by Jack Minker, professor and former
chair of the Department of Computer
Science, in honor of his late wife.
Bonnie Thornton Dill, professor of
women's studies, for receiving the
1993 Distinguished Contributions to
Teaching Award and the 1 993 Jessie
Bernard Award at a ceremony at the
annual meeting of the American Soci-
ology Association in August for her
work at the Center for Research on
Women at Memphis State University.
Cynthia Dion, physics graduate stu-
dent, for winning the first Jeffrey and
Lily Chen Graduate Fellowship from
the Physics Department for her
course work, research publication
and contributions to the community.
Chung Fu and David Schelling,
Department of Civil Engineering and
co-directors of the Bridge Engineer-
ing Software Center, which has been
awarded a $2.8 million contract from
the Federal Highway Administration
to develop a training course on
James Gentry, professor of chemical
engineering, for being named a fel-
low of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers for his work on
aerosol charging and sampling. This
is one of the highest honors which
can be conferred on a chemical engi-
Denise Gottfredson, associate pro-
fessor of criminal justice and crimi-
nology, whose proposal to develop
substance abuse methods recently
helped win the university a five-year,
Todd Haines, an associate resident
scientist in physics, who has been
offered a J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow-
ship at Los Alamos National Labora-
tory to continue his work there. Onlv
two such fellowships are available
Seppo Iso-Ahola, professor of kinesi-
ology, for serving as the visiting dis-
tinguished lecturer at the University
of Manitoba, in Manitoba, Canada.
While there, he conducted several
seminars, including "Starting, Ceas-
ing and Replacing Leisure Activities
Over the Life Span" and "Leisure
Lifestyle and Flea lth."
Claire Moses, professor and director
of women's studies, whose book,
Feminism, Socialism ami French Romtm-
ticisin was published this fall bv Indi-
ana University Press.
Gary Pavela, director of judicial pro-
grams, who was the moderator and a
panelist at .i forum on "political cor-
rectness and freedom of speech" at
the University of Minnesota in October.
Edward Redish, professor of physics,
who has been elected the U.S. repre-
sentative to the International Union
of Pure and Applied Physics Com-
mission of Physics Education.
Natasha Saje, English doctoral candi-
date, who won the Agnes Lynch Star-
rett Poetry Prize from the University
of Pittsburgh Press Poetry Series for
her book Red Under the Skin, to be
published in Dec. 1994.
The School of Architecture, for host-
ing the 1993 Northeast Regional
American Collegiate Schools of
Architecture Conference the last
weekend of October at the Historic
Inns of Annapolis.
Michael Wagner, research associate,
Center for Substance Abuse Research,
who received a citation from Gover-
nor William Donald Schaefer for his
work with youth suicide prevention.
Ellen Williams, professor of physics,
who has been elected Member-At-
Large of the Executive Committee of
the Division of Condensed Matter
Physics of the American Physical
NOVEMBER 2 2
19 9 3
Exhibition: "Anonymity ant) Ideniity."
through Dec. 23. the Art Gallery,
Art/Sociology. Call 5-3763 for info.
University of Maryland Symphony
Orchestra: Mon. Mov. 22, Benjamin
Britten: A Birthday Celebration. Paul
Traver. director. 8 p.m.. Tawes Recital
Hall. $15. S9 students and seniors. Call
5-5548 for info.*
The Concert Society at Maryland
Chamber Music Series: Sat.. Nov. 27.
Kiev Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m..
Auditonum. UMUC Center of Adult
Education. $19. $8 students. $17.10
faculty. $16.50 seniors. Call 34240 for
University Theatre: The Beau*
Sfrategem, Tue.. Nov. 30. through Sat..
Dec, 5. and Tue.. Dec. 7. through Sat..
Dec. 11. at 8 o.m.. and Sat.. Dec. 12. at
2 p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. $10 adults. $7
seniors and students. Can 5-2201 for
Jaa Piano/Vocal Workshop Concert:
Wed.. Dec. 1. Ron Elliston, Ronnie
Weils. 7:30 p.m.. Tawes Recital Han.
Call 5-5545 for info.
Writers Here and Now: Wed., Dec. I.
Edward Jones. 7:30 m, Maryland
Room, Marie Mount. Call 5-3820 for
Dance Brazil Masterclass: Tnu.. Dec.
2 Dance Department, 7.15 p.m.. First
Floor Gym. Premkert Field House. Call 5-
3180 for info
Dance Performance: Fn,, Dec. 3. Dance
Department. 5 p.m.. Dorothy Madden
Theater. Dance Building. Call 5-3180 for
Dance Department Choreography
Showcase: fn,, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.. Dorothy
Madden Theatre. Dance Building. Call 5-
3180 for mfo,
Maryland Chorus Christmas Concert:
Sal.. Dec. 4. 8 p.in,. and Sun.. Dec. 5. 4
p.m.. Memorial Chapei. $9. $7 student;
and seniors. $3 children 10 and under.
Call 5-5568 for info."
The Concert Society at Maryland
Chamber Music Series: Sun. Dec 5
Miami String Quartet. 7:30 p.m..
Auditorium. UMUC Center of Adult
Education, $18. $8 students, Free ore-
concert seminar. 6 p.m. Call 34240 for
Concert: Tue., Dec. 7. Guarnen Stnng
Quartet, 7 p.m.. Tawes Recital Mali Call
5 5548 for mfo.
Maryland Chorale Christmas Concert:
Tue.. Dec, 7, Roger Fenton, director. 8
O.m.. Memorial Chapel, Call 5-5548 for
Student Chamber Music Recital: Wed,.
Dec. 8. 7 p.m.. Chamber Music
Marathon. Tawes Recital Hall, Call 5-
5548 for info.
University Theatre: ffomeo and Juliet,
Wed.. Dec. 8. National Players, 9:45
a.m.. Tawes Theatre, $10. $7 students
and seniors. Listening system available.
Call 5-2201 for info.'
Britten Conference: Mon , Nov 22.
Bfften s LiJveftos. Humphrey Carpenter,
10 a.m.. South Campus Surge. Call 5-
5545 for info,
East Asian Lecture: Mon., Nov. 22.
"Cultural Mentality and Cultural Life in a
Changing China," WangMeng, 1 p.m..
UMUC Center of Adult Education. Call 5
4243 for info.
Britten Conference: Mon.. Nov. 22. 0%
Sudd. Humphrey Carpenter. 3 p.m..
3203 Hombake Library, Call 55545 for
Computer Science Lecture: Mon,, Nov.
22. "Terabyte s>>Teraflops." David
Patterson. University of California at
Berkeley, 4 p.m., 0111 A.V, Williams.
Call 52661 for info.
Space Science Seminar Mon.. Nov. 22.
'Injection and Acceleration of Ions at
Quasi-Perpenrticular Shocks," J.R.
Jokipn. University of Arizona, 4:30 p.m.,
1113 Computer and Space Sciences.
Call 5-4855 for info.
Zoology Lecture: Tue.. Nov. 23. "The
Evolution of Female Preference." Molly
Morris, noon. 1208 Zoology /Psychology.
Call 5-6891 for mfo.
Decision and Information Science
Lecture: Tue . Nov. 23. "Earth Observing
System: Objectives and Challenges,"
Michael King. MASA Goddard Space
Flight Center, 2:304:30 p.m.. 0109
Hombake Library, Call 52053 for info.
Public Affairs Brown Bag Discussion:
Hon.. Nov 29. "Progress in Cleaning
the Cheasapeake Bay," David Carroll.
Maryland Department of the
Environment. noon-l:15 o.m.. 1411 Van
Munching. Call 5-6359 for info.
Entomology Colloquium: Men Nov 25
"Effects of Host Plant on the Sensitivity
of the Colorado Potato Beetle to Bacillus
Thurmgiensis Endotoxin," Al Gllotti. 4
O.m.. 0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 for
Space Science Seminar Mon.. Nov. 29.
Modeling Quasi-Steady. Global Solar
Wrnd Structure in the Outer
HeliQSphere,' V. J. Pico, San Juan
Institute. California, 4:30 p.m.. 1113
Computer and Space Sciences. Call 5-
4855 for mfo,
Latin American Studies Lecture:
Mon.. Nov 29, 'Calculations and
Contingency in Transitions to
Democracy.' Benjamin Arrjiti. University
of Essen. 5 p.m.. Multipurpose Room.
St. Mary's. Call 5-6441 for info,
Employee Development Training
Program: Tue., Nov. 30. "Time
Management," 9 a.m. -4 o.m.. 1101
Administrative Services. Call 5-5651 for
CIDCM Lecture: Tue Nov 30.
"Attitudes of Palestinian and Israeli
Religious Groups Towards the Peace
Accords,' Edy Kaufman and Shukri
Abed. noon. West Chapel. Call 4-7703
Zoology Lecture: Tue., Nov. 30. "Truth
in a Tube: Habitat Preference and
Migration in Dapfinia." Gray Stirling,
noon, 1208 Zoo logy/ Psychology. Call 5-
6891 for info.
Urban Studies Lecture: Wed.. Dec. 1.
"Urbanization in China." Xiaochen Meng.
Peking University, China, noon-l:15
p.m.. 1179 leFrak Call 55798 for info.
Latin American Studies Lecture:
Wed.. Dec. 1. "Tradition aiding the
Traditional: Festival and Politics in
Venezuela," David Guss, 5 p.m..
Multipurpose Room. St. Mary's. Call 5
6441 for info.
Employee Development Training
Program; Thu.. Dec. 2. "Simplifying
Scientific Purchasing," 9 a.m. -noon.
1101 Administrative Services. Call 5-
5651 for info, or to register. '
Conversations About Teaching Seminar;
Thu.. Dec. 2, "Infusing Substance Abuse
Education Across the Curriculum."
12:30-2 p.m.. Maryland Room. Mane
Mount, Call 5-9368 for info.
Diversity Lecture: Thu., Dec, 2, "The
Arabic and Islamic Contribution to
Mathematics m Medieval Islam," Roshdi
Rashed, 2 p.m.. 2324 Computer and
Space Sciences, Sponsored by: Institute
for Physical Science & Technology,
Department of Government & Politics,
Committee on History & Philosophy of
Science. Call 5-4846 for info.
Meteorology Seminar: Thu.. Dec. 2,
"Surface Processes in African Drought,"
Sharon Nicholson, Honda State
University, 3:30 p.m.. 2324 Computer
and Space Sciences. Call 5-5392 for
Materials and Nuclear Engineering
Seminar: Thu., Dec. 2. 'M8E Growth of
Low Dimensional Structures." C. Wood,
Laboratory foi Physical Sciences. 4 p.m..
2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering.
Can 5-5208 for info.
Geology Seminar: Fn.. Dec. 3. 'Enstatite
Chondrites: The Most Reduced Rocks in
the Solar System,' Jeffrey Grossman. 11
am.. 0103 Hombake Library. Call 5
4089 for info.
Botany Seminai: Fn.. Dec, 3, "Response
of Leaf Movement. Photosynthesis and
Resource Use Efficiency to Multiple
Environmental Stresses," Luis Mauro
Rosa. noon. 2242 H.J. Patterson Call 5-
1597 for info
Speech Communication Colloquium:
Fn., Dec 3. "Carrie Chapman Cart as a
Political Strategist and Pragmatic
Leader: The 1916 Address." Terry Croy.
noon, 0104 Skinner. Call 56526 for
Comparative Literature First Friday
Colloquium: Fri., Dec, 3, "Writing
Violence in Colonialist Discourse." Jose
Rabasa. 12:15 p.m.. 1102 Francis Scott
Key Call 5-2853 for info.
Mental Health Service Lunch N Learn
Seminar: Fn.. Oec. 3. "PTSD: Looking at
the Dissociative Spectrum with Art
Therapy," Anne Mills. 1-2 p.m., 310OE
University Health Center. Call 4-8106 for
First National Bank of Maryland
Finance Research Colloquium: Fn., Dec.
3. "The Resolution of Financial
Distress." Philip O'Connor, 1-2:30 p.m..
1203 Van Munching. Call 5-2246 for
Faculty and Staff Computer Short
Course: Fn„ Dec 3, "An Overview of
Authoring Tool Advances for IBM PCs,"
15 p.m.. 3330 Computer and Space
Sciences. $30. open only to faculty and
staff. Call 54261 for info, or to regis-
Microbiology Seminar: Fn.. Dec. 3, 'Cell
Density Sensing in Agrobactium
Tumefaciens," C. Fuqua,
Cornell University, 3:30
p.m., 1207 Microbiology.
Call 5-5435 lor info.
Microbiology Seminar: Fn.
Dec. 3. "Microbial
Interactions in Biofilms.' G.
Geesey. Montana State
University, 3:30 p.m.. 1207
Microbiology. Call 5-5435
Women's Studies Annual
Research Forum: Fn.. Dec.
3, 'Celebrating Feminist
Research Across the
Disciplines." seven speak-
ers. 4-9 p.m.. Maryland
Room, Marie Mount. $16
adults, $11 students for
the dinner, the program is
free. Call 5-6877 for info.*
Employee Development Training
Program: Mon.. Dec. 6. "Speaking
Confidently ll-Advanced,' 9 a.m.- noon,
1101 Administrative Services. Call 5
5651 for Into, or to register."
Entomology Colloquium: Mon.. Dec. 6,
"Disparity. Diversity and Damage: 300
Million Years Of Insects Interacting With
Plants." Conrad Labandeira, National
Museum of Natural History. 4 p.m..
0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 for info.
Employee Development Training
Program: Tue., Dec. 7. "Effective
Motivational Techniques of Supervisors."
9 a.m.4 p.m.. 1101 Administrative
Services. Call 55651 for info, or to reg-
Zoology Lecture: Tue., Dec. 7,
"Comparative Investigations of the
Reproductive System of Stalk-Eyed
Flies," Marion Kotrba. noon. 1208
Zoology /Psychology. Call 5-6890 for
Sounding the Humanities— Discussion
of The Beaux' Sfrafegem: Wed . Dec. 8.
noon-12:50 p.m., 1102 Francis Scott
Key. Call 5-2201 for mfo.
Toastmasters Meeting: Tue Nov 30.
Debate Meeting, 7 p.m., 1314 Van
Munching. Call <301i 864-5753 for mfo.
Campus Senate Meeting: Mon.. Dec. 6
3:30-6:30 p.m.. 0200 Skinner Building.
Call 5-5805 for info.
Returning Student Workshop: Mon..
Nov. 22. and Mon., Nov. 29.
" Assert iveness Workshop.' noon-1 p.m..
2201 Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for info.
Peer Computer Training: Mon . Nov. 22.
"Networked Resources. Part 1," 6-9
p.m.. 4352 Comouter and Space
Sciences, $5, Call 5-2941 for info.'
Peer Computer Training: Tue , Nov. 23.
WordPerfect. 6-9 p.m.. 3330 Computer
and Space Sciences, $5. Call 5-2941 tor
Pianist Daria Telizyn of the
Kiev Chamber Orchestra
Returning Student Workshop: Mon.,
Nov. 29, Managing Exam Anxiety. " 2-3
p.m.. 2201 Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for
Peer Compute* Training: Mon,, Nov. 29.
"Networked Resources. Pal 2." 6-9
p.m.. 4352 Computer Science Center,
$5. Call 5-2941 for info.'
Stress Management Workshop: Tue..
Nov. 30, "Relaxation Technique." 5:15
6:15 p.m., 2107 Health Center. Call 4
8131 for info.
Returning Student Workshop: Tue..
Dec. 2. "Financial Aid Workshop." 3-4
p.m. 2201 Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 tor
Peer Computer Training: Tue.. Dec. 2.
"WordPerfect for Thesis Writing, Part 2."
6-9 p.m., 3330 Computer Science
Center. $5. Call 5-2941 for info."
Returning Student Workshop: Mon,.
Dec, 6. 'End of Semester Survival
Skills." 2-3 p.m.. 2201 Shoemaker. Call
4-7693 for mfo.
Stress Management Workshop: Tue..
Dec. 7, "Test Anxiety," 5:15-6:15 p.m.,
2107 Health Center. Call 4-8131 for
Holiday Craft Fair 1993: Wed.. Dec. 8.
through Fri., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5:30
p.m., Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student
Union, Call 4-9814 for info.
Women's Basketball: Sat.. Nov, 27. v.
American University, 3 p.m.. Cole Field
House, Call 4-7070 for info.
Women's Basketball: Mon , Nov 29. v.
Howard University. 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field
House. Call 4-7070 for into
Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-*m or 5-xinx stand for the prefix 314- or 405-
respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk f |.
For more information, call 4054628.
Listings marked with this symbol have been designated as Diversity Vear events
by the Diversity Initiative Committee.
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