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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Volume I 8 * Number 13 • December to, 2002 



Giving New 
Students That 
Extra Boost 

Editor's note: This is the final 
article in a series highlighting 
those areas in which the uni- 
versity placed in U.S. News and 
World Report rankings cate- 
gories that reflect the quality 
of the overail undetgraduate 
experience. 

Slightly more than half of the 
university's incoming fresh- 
men take advantage of one of 
several programs designed to 
make their subsequent years at 
Maryland as productive and 
enjoyable as possible. In many 
cases, the programs give faculty 
and staff an enriched experi- 
ence, as well. 

Though many of the first-year 
programs offered are tradition- 
al, such as orientation and hon- 
ors, several others provide stu- 
dents more interesting ways to 
create smaller communities on 
a large campus. It is the quality 
and diversity of these progmms 
that seemed to capture the 
attention of U.S. News and 
World Report, as it ranked the 
university's first-year programs 
#12 in the nadon. Considering 
that 40 percent of campus 

See RANKINGS, page 8 



Looking to 
Improve 
Graduate life 

New Coordinator 
Surveys Students 

Some people think gradu- 
ate students are on cam- 
pus with the sole purpose 
of seeking their degree. This is 
not true, according to a survey 
conducted by the coordinator 
of graduate student involve- 
ment, the Stamp Student Union 
and Campus Programs Research 
Advisory Group. 

The survey was administered 
in April 2002 on the Web to 
2,000 randomly selected gradu- 
ate students and resulted in a 
32,5 percent response rate (650 
completed surveys), which was 
a "great response and a nice sur- 
prise," said Jason Pontius the 
newly appointed coordinator of 
graduate student involvement. 

"With this new posidon, I 
wanted to better understand 
the needs of graduate students 
on campus and provide a base- 
line for measuring improve- 

See SURVEY, page J 



Extending Care Beyond University's Walls 




PHOTO COURTESV Of W. MALLOV 



Atiove, left to right: Wilbur Malloy, his wife Vivian, their two sons Kenneth and Jonathan and Thomas 
Jsnkins, Vivian Malloy's father celebrate the grand opening of the People's Communitv Wellness Center. 
Volunteering at the center has become a family affair. 



For some of I^ont- 
gomery Coimty's poor- 
est residents, the strug- 
gle to fund every day expens- 
es, such as putting food on 
the table or making rent pay- 
ments, quickly forces health 
care out of the budget. 

Wilbur Malloy, the Univer- 
sity Health Center's assistant 
director of student health 



services, is helping to change 
that. 

Every Tuesday and Thurs- 
day after work, MaUoy leaves 
his office at the Health Cen- 
ter and drives to Silver 
Spring, where he volunteers 
his time as project adminis- 
trator for the People's Com- 
munity Wellness Center, a pri- 
mary care clinic for low- 



income, uninsured or imder- 
insured adults in Montgom- 
ery County. By providing 
accessible health care, the 
center is helping to ditninish 
health disparities that exist 
among racial minorities, espe- 
cially blacks. 

"1 enjoy the idea of giving 

See MAIJLOY, page 4 



Faculty Member Honored^ Scholarship Created 



Anew fund intend- 
ed to aid special 
education students 
and faculty with pay- 
ing for research and 
development activi- 
ties is being named 
after Jean Hebeler, 
the woman who is 
credited with gaining 
departmental status 
for the Special Educa- 
tion Program, 

The Special Educa- 
tion Endowed Fund 
in Honor of Jean R. 
Hebeler will present 
its first four awards, 
three to imdergradu- 
ate students and one 
to a graduate st^^ 
dent, in the spring 
semester. 

"There is a tremen- 
dous need for special 
education teachers 
and we always need 
help in terms of find- 
ing good teachers," 
said Jacqueline Eig, 
co-chair of the 
endowment fund. 
"The awards are 
extremely helpful in 




PHOTO av CVNTMIA MITCHEL 



Jean HebefeKs many contributions to special edu- 
cation will be honored with the new scholarship 
nanwd for her. 



getting more teach- 
ers through school ° 

Volunteers and 
feculty members 
started working on 
the fund in 1999 
and decided to 
name it after Hebel- 
er because of her 
accomplishments in 
special education at 
Maryland. 

Hebeler came to 
College Park in 
i960, after getting an 
educational doctor- 
ate from Syracuse 
University, In her 
first year at the uni- 
versity, she estab- 
lished a chapter of 
the Council for 
Exceptional Children 
(CEC). Working with 
the CEC, she suc- 
cessfully lobbied 
Congress for the 
Education of All 
Handicapped Chil- 
dren Act, which was 
passed into law in 
1975. This required 

Ste FUND, page 5 



Let it Snow! 

University Prepares 
for Inclement Weather 

As the temperature drops 
and winter looms near, die 
university would like to 
remind the campus community of 
its policies and procedures for 
inclement weather. An abbreviated 
version is below. The fiill text can 
be found at www,inform,umd,edu/ 
nowandthen/news/incweatherpro. 
html. 

In case of a weather emergency 
in the morning, the university will 
announce its status on the univer- 
sity home page and on the snow 
hot line (301.405-SNOW) by 6 a.m. 
Information will also be provided 
to local radio and television sta- 
dons, but individuals should not 
cely on the news media for accu- 
rate information. In the case of a 
weather emergency during the 
day, early closings will be 
announced as quickly as possible 
on the university Web site, the 
snow hot line and through the 
media to allow for a safe, orderiy 
exit from the campus. 

These guidelines describe the 
procedures the University of 
Maryland follows in response to 
inclement weather conditions. 

n. taclement ^Reather 

The term "inclement weather" 
refers to the conditions that consti- 
tute a hazardous weather emer- 
gency, as determined by the Senior 
Vice President for Academic Affeirs 
and Provost in consultation with 
the Department of FaciUdes Man- 
agement. 

m. Cancellation of Classes and 
Programs 

Where the terms "delayed open- 
ing,"" early closing" and "campus 
closed" are used in notices, they 
will be understood to mean that, 
for a specified period of time, all 
classes will be canceled, and all 
imiversity offices and non-essendal 
services will be closed, except 
those specifically excepted in the 
notices. The sponsors and coordi- 
nators of scheduled events and 
programs will determine their sta- 
tus, and will communicate directly 
with their guests and participants. 

IV, Repotting for Class and 
Work 

University students and employees 
are expected to report for classes 
and work as scheduled, unless oth- 
erwise notified through estab- 
lished campus procedures, TTiey 
arc also expected to exercise good 
judgment regarding their personal 
circumstances. 
The president (or desi^ee) may 

Sa SNOW, page 5 



DECEMBER 10, 2003 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUtD£ TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: DECEMBER 10-16 



deeember 10 

3:30-5 p.m.. Numerical 
Analysis Seminar 3206 Math 
Buiidbig 3206. Susan Minkoff 
from the University of Mar)'- 
iand Baltimore County will be 
speaking. For more informa- 
tion, contact Tobias von Pctcrs- 
dorff at tvp@math.umd.edu or 
visit www.math.umd.edu/ 
de p t/seminars/nas . 

4 p.m.. Search for Correc- 
tions to Newton's Gravity 
at Sub-Mm Levels Physics 

Lecture HaU. Colloquium given 
by Aharon Kapitulnik. Starting 
at 3;30 p.m., refreshments will 
be served for a small (ee. For 
more information, call 5-3401. 

5 p.m., Guameri String 
Quartet Open Rehersal 

Gildenhom Recital Hall, 
piarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. The revered ensemble 
celebrates its 20th year of resi- 
dence at the School of Music. ; i 
Free. For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS. 

5:30 p.m., Take Five: 
Robert Gibson and Chris 
Patton Laboratory Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center Take Five on Tuesdays 
series presents the latest in 
music technology from Robert 
Gibson and Chr"*! Patton. Take 
Five is a free, infor. il series 
offering an opportuui y to 
experience a wide range of 
artistic areas. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

8 p.m.. Music From the 
Court of Francois I Gilden- 
hom Recital Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. The 
early music ensemble will per- 
form French music from the 
coiut of King Francois 1(1515- 
1 547). Free. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS. 



WfONESSAV 



deeember 11 

4-5:30 p.m.. Are you Inter- 
ested in Developing Your 
Leadership Skills 0105 
Jimenez. For more information, 
contact ckelly® wam . umd . edu . 

4:15-6 p.m.. Stimulating 
High Achievement Using 
Technology 1315 Benjamin 
Building. A colloquium spon- 
sored by the Institute for 
Minority Achievement and 



Campus as Winter Wonderland 




PHOTO BY CVNTHIA MITCKEL 



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31 



he effects of the storm last Thursday were felt 
campus wide ^Mih sH^Valiilthfesi of powdery 
white on the ground and a snow day for most 
staff and faculty. Though it was warm inside, nothing 
but snow was on the nienu at the Rossboroiigh Inn's 
outdoor tables! 



Urban Education. For more 
information, contact Dr. Martin 
L.Johnson at mjl3@umail. 
umd.edu or visit www.cduca- 
tion . umd . edu/MIMAUE . 

5 p.m.. New Dances Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. This informal 
program of non-adjudicated 
dance works will be presented 
by the Student Dance Associa- 
tion. Free. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-3189. 

7:30 p.m.. Chamber Music 
Honors Recital Gildenhom 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith I^r- 
forming Arts Center. Showcas- 
ing the most accomplished 
ensembles in the School of 
Music. Free. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

7:30 p.m.. Winter Jazz 
Showcase Kay Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center Featuring the Maryland 
Jazz Ensemble, the "Monster" 
Jazz Lab Band and the Universi- 
ty Jazz Band. Tickets are $ 1 5, 
$5 for students. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

&-10:30 p.m.. Gospel Happy 
Hour {Holiday Edition) 

Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Pbctry, music, ifflprov, dancing 



and Mr. and Miss Holiday com- 
petition. Featuring special 
guests. Terrapin Praise. Dinner 
will be served. For more infor- 
mation, contact Tracy Degraf- 
finreid at (301) 2260823 or 
tdegraff@wam.umd.edu, or 
visit www.anqkappa.com. 



deeember 13 

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Poinsettia 
Sale I^arrison Lab Greenhous- 
es. Over 80 varieties with bract 
colors or white, shades of red 
and pink, and bi-colors. For 
more information, call Cather- 
ine at 54376. 

8 p.m.. Annual Kaleido- 
scope of Bands Dekelboum 
Concert Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Featur- 
ing the Maryland Symphonic 
Wind Ensemble and the Con- 
cert Band. Tickets are $ 15, $5 
for students. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS. 



deeember 15 

3 p.m.. Winter Children's 
Concert Dekelhoiun Concert 
Halt, Clarice Smith Performing 



Businesses Shotdd Respond 
to AIDS Epidemic 

Speakers Explmn Wiiy It's Everyone's Business 



An audience of approxi- 
mately 30 gathered in 
Van Munching HaU List 
week for the first Smith Stu- 
dents gainst AIDS event, a 
roimdtable discussion con- 
cerning the business aspects 
of the HlV/AlDS epidemic. 

In a salute toWorldAIDS 
Day the previous Simday, the 
Robert H. Smith School of 
Business and the Maryland 
School of PubUc AfSiirs 
worked togetlicr to organize 
the seminar. Tlirce speakers 
enlightened audience mem- 
bers, explaining why busi- 
nesses, especially those in 
developing areas like sub- 
Saharan Africa, should be 
concerned with HlV/AlDS. 

David Crocker, senior 
research scholar at the Insti- 
tute for Philosophy and Pub- 
lic Policy and the Maryland 
School of Public Affairs, acted 
as moderator for the event. 
He began the seminar by pre- 
senting an overview of the 
causes and consequences of 
HIV/AIDS with respect to stig- 
ma and economic, political 
and moral costs. 

"We're proactive here 
tonight," Crocker said, com- 
mending audience members. 

Each spe^cr made a 1 5- to 
20-minute presentation, fol- 
lowed by a short question . 
and answer segment and 
pizza in die lobby, f'5'^3*' 

Steven Forsythe, director 



HIV/AIDS at The Futures 
Group international, present- 
ed various cases studies that 
exemplified the importance 
of convincing companies to 
provide anti-retroviral therapy 
to employees. Forsythe, who 
has a doctorate in health eco- 
nomics, pointed out that few 
companies in the developing 
world have invested in 
HIV/AIDS services. He 
explained diat since business- 
es believe the cost-benefit of 
HIV/AIDS therapy is not effec- 
tive, they disregard the idea 
and place the concern on 
family members instead. 

Matthew Roberts, project 
director of the HlV/AlDS 
Global Workplace Prevention 
and Education Program 
(SMARTWork), reviewed 
many reasons why businesses, 
especially in developing coun- 
tries, should be concerned 
with the HFV/AIDS epidemic. 
He pointed out that compa- 
nies will lose profits as infect- 
ed employees continue to die. 

"In terms of life expectancy 
rates, there are some chilling 
statistics," Roberts said. 

On a chart that was part of 
his PowerPoint presentation, 
Roberts showed audience 
members that iji tlie next 
decade, tlie life expectancy in 
Botswana will drop by 25. 
years. Roberts explained that 
companies will lose their 

. V" See HiVlAIDS, page 6 



Arts Center. The student-based 
chamber orchestra will present 
a concert of two family favo- 
rites; Prokofiev's "Peter and the 
Woir and "Carnival of the Ani- 
mals" by Saint-Saens. Free. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS. 

7 p.m.. University Chamber 
Singers and Chamber 
Orchestra: The Christmas 
Oratorio Dekelboum Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Bach's masterwork 
of six cantatas performed by 
students and distinguished Ac- 
uity artists with music director 
Kenneth Slowik, artistic direc- 
tor of the Smithsonian Cham- 
ber Music Society. A concert of 
the Scholarship Benefit Series, 
providing scholarship support 
for students of the School, pre- 
sented by the School of Music. 
Tickets arc $20, $ 1 5 for stu- 
dents. For more information, 
caD (301) 405 ARTS. 



or additional event list- 
ings, visit www.college 

pubtisher.com/outtook. 



calendar guide 

Calendar ptione numl>ers listed as 4-)oo« or B-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's 
master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reacti the calendar editor, call 
405-7615 or send e-mail to outlook@accmail.umcl.edu. 



Outlook 



(Jiillm'ti is ttic wceldy facultj-stafT 
tieivspaper serving ttit; University of 
Mar^'tand campus cormnunjty. 

Brtnlie Remington •Vice 
President for University Rcbtioru 

Teresa Flannery • Exeoitivc 
Diruttor, University 
Communications and Market] nj; 

George Cathcart • Executive 
Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey * Editor 

Cynthia Mltcliei • Art Director 

Robert K. Gardner • Gradiute 
Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story sugpes- 
dcms and catnpus informabon are 
welcome. Please submit ail n:iatcrial 
two weeks before ttie Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material lo Editor, ihnhok. 
2101 Turner Hall, College I^rk, 
MD 20742 

Tdeplione' (301) 405-4629 
Fax • (,WI) .■514-9.144 
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OUTLOOK 



Stac^es 



THE CLARICE SMITH ^ ^W ^ 



NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Modern Dance: It's 
What Works for You 




3dcm 
dance — 
it's an art 
form that 
expresses 
a new way of looking at 
movement. It's continually 
evolving, and sometimes 
hard to explain. How do we 
approach it and how we can 
we get the most out of our 
enjoyment of this unique 
art? 

Professor Meriam Rosen 
of the imiversity's School of 
Dance shared her thoughts 
on the essence of modem 
dance, "It's about seeing 
what's in front of you rather 
than going in with pre-con- 
ceptions " she explains. "So 
much of what we get from 
modem dance is based on 
our personal experience." 
Modem dance pioneer 
Ahvin Nikolais best summed 
it upi'Wc allow the specta- 
tors to retrieve memory" 

Rosen notes that modem 
dance Is an individual 
expressive art that takes 
many fomis,"So often audi- 
ences try to distinguish 
between dance as art and 
dance as entertainment. It is 
what it is, and can be many 
things to many people. Our 
past experiences and pres- 
ent expectations influence 
how we perceive and what 
we take away from a mod- 
em dance performance. It is 
not somethir^ structured 
that goes fromA to B. It's 
not a story. It's a different 
kind of experience. 

"The more an audience 
can empty its cup of specif- 
ic expectations, the more 
likely it is to receive what is 
presented. The fact that the 
audience doesn't get a spe- 
cific idea shouldn't be cause 
for worry. Instead, does it 
allow you to feel something? 
Does it bring up thouglits, 
ideas, connections within 
your own life and relation- 
ships to art forms? The 
important thing is to allow 
what images come and not 
worry if they makes sense. 



For ticket inibrtnation or to 

request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301.405.ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcen ter. umd.edu. 

Clarice Smith 
Pei^orjvungAris 

CenTERAT MAR^fUlSD 



So much of it depends on 
what appeals to you. Arc you 
open and willing to accept 
something new and differ- 
ent? You only get out of it 
what works for you. 

"With modem dance," 
says Rosen, "you can't say if 
you like this, then you'll like 
that. It's a curious form 
tliat's hard to put a label on. 





Dan Wagoner 



"You have to love 
dancing to stick to it. 
H gives you nothing 
back, ho manuscripts 
to store away, no 
paintings to show on 
walls and maybe 
hang in museums, no 
poems to be printed 
and sold, nothing but 
that fleeting moment 
when you feel alive. 
It is not for unsteady 
souls." 
— Merce Cunningham 

But if you're willing to be 
part of whatever it is, then it 
wiU work for you." 

Rosen is enthusiastic 
about the upcoming January 
repertory residency of 
renowned American mod- 
cm dance choreographer 
Dan Wagoner. Wagoner will 
work with selected dancers 
in creating a new work for 
the Maryland Dance Ensem- 
ble to be presented this 
spring at the Clarice Smith 
Pcrfomiing Arts Center. 
Wagoner has danced with 
Martha Graham, Merce 
Cunningham and Paul Tay- 
lor For 25 years, he direct- 
ed his own New York- 
based company, Dan Wag- 
oner and Dancers, where 
he choreographed more 
than 55 dances and per- 
formed throughout the 
world. 



Smith Performing Arts library Dedicated 



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PHOTO av JOHN T. CONSOLI 



At ceremonies held Nov. 26, the Performing Arts Library at the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center was officially dedicated and named for Michelle 
Smith (second fiom left), daughter of Robert H. and Clarice Smith, well 
knovvn area philanthropists and generous supporters of the University of Maryland. 
Smith is a founding member of the centers new Leadership Council. She is also 
honored at the University of Maryland by the Michelle Smith Professorship of 
Logistics at the Smith School of Business. President Dan Mote, Robert H. Smith 
and Dean of Libraries Charles Lowry joined Smith for the occassion. 



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Coming from Different Worlds: 
A Musical Collaboration Flourishes 



Music knows no bound- 
aries as Israeli cellist 
Inbal Megiddo and Israeli-Arab 
pianist SaleemAbboudAshkar 
grace the stage of the Gilden- 
hom Recital Hall of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center on Thursday, Jan. 9 in a 
co-prcscntation with the 
Embassy of Israel at 8 p.m. 

The duo w^ill present a 
classical repertoire including 
"Sonata in A major" by Luigi 
Boccherini, "Sonata in D 
minor, op. 40" by Dmitri 
Shostakovich, Bach's"Gamba 
Sonata D"" Major, Spiegel im 
Spiegel" by Arvo Part, "Suite 
Populaire E5pagno[e"by 
Manuel De Falla and "Hun- 
garian Rhapsody" by David 
Popper. 

In a 1995 interview with 
Yale University's Daily News, 
Megiddo, the child of an 
Israeli diplomat, saw her first 
cello when she was only 2 
years old and soon began 
practicing. In 1983, at the age 
of 6, she won the first of sev- 
eral scholarships. It was after 
meeting and studying with 
Russian cellist Mstislav Ros- 
tropovich that the 1 5-year-old 



Megiddo was inspired to 
become a stage performer. 
Megiddo was hailed at her 
recent New York Lincoln Cen- 
ter debut as having "magical 
expression and technical 
expertise." She has performed 
around the ivorld as soloist 
with several ensembles 
including the Prague Chamber 
Orchestra and the Boston 
Classical Orchestia and has 
given numerous recitals in 
Europe, Asia and America. 

At the invitation of tlie Sin- 
gapore government in 1995, 
Megiddo was the featured 
soloist at the official celebra- 
tion of the 50th anniversary' of 
the United Nations in Singa- 
pore, hi 1995, she performed 
the Kaddish at the memorial 
service for Israel's slain for- 
mer Prime MinisterYitzhak 
Rabin in New York City's 
Madison Square Garden. 
There she performed a solo 
piece and accompanied a 
choir before an estimated 
19,000 mourners. 

Born in 1976 in Nazareth, 
Israel, Saleem Abboud Ashkar 
has won recognition for his 
talents since the age of 10. He 



made his Carnegie Hall debut 
in New York, at the age of 22, 
under the direction of Mae- 
stro Daniel Barcnboim.and 
has played with such worid- 
renowned orchestras as the 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 
the Berlin Staatsoper Orches- 
tra, the Gcwandliaus Orches- 
tra in Leipzig and many oth- 
ers. He has worked with such 
conductors as Daniel Baren- 
boini, Zubin Mehta, Lontnce 
Foster and others. A highlight 
of his career was his participa- 
tion in the Rulugebit Piano 
Festival, Germany, where he 
was awarded the festival's 
prize of "The Young Talent of 
Ehe Year 20O0." Ashkar has 
given numerous recitals 
around the worid and plays 
regularly with most of the 
orchestras In Israel including 
the Israeli Philharmonic 
Orchestra, Israeli Chamber 
Orchestra, the Jerusalem Kam- 
eraia and the Jerusalem Sym- 
phony Orchestra. In 1998, 
Ashkar was awarded the Pales- 
tine Prize. 

Tickets for this event are 
$25. For more information, 
call (301)405-ARTS. 






DECEMBER 10, 2002 



Malloy: Filling Health Need 

Continued jhm page J 




PHOTO COURTESr OF W MALLOV 



Above, Matloy addresses those gathered at the grand opening of the 
People's Communitv Wellness Center last montti as Montgomery County 
Executive Douglas Duncan (II and Thomas J. Baltimore, pastor of the 
People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, look on. 



something bade to the commu- 
nity," said Malloy, 54."It's my 
own passion." 

Since the center opened its 
doors in August, it has been 
offering fipce medical care every 
T\iesday and Thursday from 6 
p.m. to 9 p.m. to residents who 
meet the county's low-income 
guidelines. The center is coupon- 
sored by the county Department 
of Healrh and Human Services 
and the People's Community 
Baptist Church, of which Malloy 
is a member 

Services provided include 
care for acute illness and chr^q- , 
ic medical conditions, laboiato- 
ry tests, immunizations, routine 
physical examinations and 
nutrition and lifestyle manage- 
ment coimseling. 

"Some of the patients, this is 
their first time going to a doctor 
in six, seven years," Malloy said. 
"The cost of an office visit is 
expensive." 

The idea for the center began 
in spring 2001 whenTJ. Balti- 
more, fbimder and senior minis- 
ter of the church, came up with 
the idea in response to the 
county's pledge to reduce 
health disparities in black and 
other minority communities. 

In July 200 1 , the church 
received a $65,000 Rewarding 
Work Grant from the county to 
fund the center. Most of that 
money went toward equipment 
and other startup costs, Malloy 
said. A second grant was award- 
ed this year and will enable the 
center to continue serving the 
community. 

About 9 percent of adults in 
the county are iminsurcd, 
according to the county Depart- 
ment of Health and Human Ser- 
vices. Minority residents, who 
are at a greater risk for health 
problems, now make up 40 per- 
cent of the county popuiation, 
up from 27 percent in 1990, 
census data show. 

"Most of us think we live in a 
very affluent society, and we do. 
But there's about 44 million 
people In America with no 



health insurance," Malloy said. 

The lack of access to afford- 
able health care is costing the 
black community dearly, said 
Lizzie James, coordinator of the 
county Department of Health 
and Human Services' African 
American Health Initiative. 

Infant mortality, diabetes, 
hypertension, HIV and AIDS and 
oral and other cancers are a just 
a few of the many health prob- 
lems that occur at dispropor- 
tionately high rates among 
blacks in Montgomery County, 
said James, Low income and 
jack of insurance gready con- 
tribute to the high disease rates, 
she said. 

But health disparides cannot 
be explained by economic fac- 
tors alone, James said. 

There is some lack of trust in 
health care professionals among 
blacks, she said. Additionally, 
doctors may not understand 
some of the problems facing 
the black community, 

'It's not an overt type of 
racism. It's more a group may 
underestimate a population's 
health problems," she said, 
"Sometimes doctors don't even 
realize they're doing it." 

Education and prevention are 
important steps in reducing 
health problems for blacks, she 
said,The Health Initiative is tak- 
ing such steps with cancer 
screenings, smoking cessation 
programs and nutrition counsel- 
ing services. 

Clinics such as the People's 
Commiinity Wellness Center are 
also an effective way of reach- 
ing the community, she said, The 
center is one of about a half- 
dozen such clinics in the coun- 
ty, she said, 

Malloy said the center's loca- 
tion io the Eastern Montgomery 
Regional Services Center on 
Briggs Chaney Road help make 
it more accessible to the com- 
munity. The area has a large 
population of single family, low- 
income housing, he said. 

— Justyn Kopack, 
senior, joumalian 



Managing Change Combats Anxiety 



Change is inevitable, 
but how effectively 
individuals incorpo- 
rate change into their lives 
depends on their response to 
the transformation. Thomas 
Ruggieri, a coordinator for die 
Faculty Staff Assistance Pro- 
gram (FSAP), recently present- 
ed a seminar dealing with the 
complexity of change called, 
"How To Make Change Wotk 
ForYou." The symposium is 
part of the Brown Bag Limch 
Series provided byThe Center 
for Health and Wellbeing. 

Ruggieri stressed the impor- 
tance of discovering methods 
to anticipate growth opportu- 
nities from change situations. 
"More often than not people 
come out of a change better 
than they went In," said Rug- 
gieri, who has been working 
with FSAP since 1988. 

Change gives people the 
opportunity to find out about 
themselves, explained Rug- 
gieri, "You have two choices; 
you can nm or you can 
change,"he said. 

People begin to have adjust- 
ment problems when present- 
ed with a new environment, 
new co-workers or a change in 
social structure that challenges 
their usual manner of coping. 
Not being able to transition 
effectively is merely a'skill 
deficit," said Ruggieri; "learning 
change skills' just takes prac- 
tice." 

Though people generally 
believe they possess control 
over their lives, in actuaUty 
im welcoming change is ,^ ■t-.i-t;^ 



imavoidable. Encountering sig- 
nificant change, cither positive 
or negative, can lead to an 
imnerving perception of how 
litde power an individual has 
over his or her life. 

Usually the "what ifs'and 
"worst case scenarios" are 
what fuel anxiety, said Rug- 
gieri. Talking about their 
biggest anxieties helps 
patients realize they have 
more resources available dian 
they recognize. For example, if 
a person loses their job, often 
their biggest fear is that they 
win aLso lose their house. A 
counselor would encourage 
them to talk about their 
options if their worst case sce- 
nario occurred, like temporari- 
ly living with a friend or family 
member until they are finan- 
cially stable again. 

Ruggieri compared the 
stages of change to a castaway 
trying to escape a deserted 
island. First, the castaway must 
overcome the initial waves of 
the coastline; this is analogous 
to accepting any preliminary 
fears and choosing to imple- 
ment a definite plan of action. 

As the castaway overcomes 
the waves he begins to see 
shatles circling around his raft, 
these are the "worst case sce- 
narios" that often arise in 
times of crisis. A fierce storm 
begins to develop and the 
castaway becomes afi^id. He 
catmot retreat to land, because 
there is no land in sight, he 
must weather the storm. 
"Sometimes pure fear is moti- 
vation through this stage/[ii;t /ir. 



said Ruggieri. 

This transition phase is 
called the "foggy middle," it is 
the longest and often most dis- 
tressing portion of the change 
process. There is no turning 
back, but the future is still 
uncertain. Tolerating the "fog 
of uncertainty" is the best way 
to endure this stage. 

As in all great movies, the 
final scene is "on firm ground.' 
The person In crisis, like the 
castaway, will make it to shore. 
Though the castaway reached 
the shore it will take time to 
adjust to his new life, and all 
changes require time and 
patience. 

Ruggieri advices people 
dealing with change to not for- 
get about their physical and 
psychological well-being. Peo- 
ple under the stress of change 
need to make time participate 
in activities that will make 
them happy and restore their 
energy. 

"You really have to pay 
attention to taking care of 
yourself even though it's the 
last thing on your agenda," said 
Ruggieri. Stress is very drain- 
ing to a person; "just like a 
car's fuel," he said, "you have to 
fill yourself back up." 

The Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program can be contacted at 
(301) 314-8170 or visit their 
Web site at www.umd;edu/ .nin vm, 
feap. Thomas Ruggieri can be 
contacted through FSAP or at 
ruggieri® he alth.imid.edu.- irit-"" 



M "to 't^f 



— Kelyanne Brady, 
j unior, joumalistri 



Small Businesses Get a Boost 



The ftiture is looking 
bright for the Mary- 
land Small Business 
Development Cen- 
ter, housed at the University of 
Maryland, because of new up- 
to-date programs along with 
continued state and university 
support. 

"Small businesses are the 
cornerstone of any communi- 
ty," said Glenna Cush, a busi- 
ness counselor at the center, 
especially since 90 percent of 
all businesses are small busi- 
ness enterprises. 

The Maryland Small Busi- 
ness Development Center Net- 
work (MDSBDC) assists entre- 
preneurs to establish, manage 
and expand their businesses 
by providing a vast array of 
coimseling and training servic- 
es. The center was previously 
in the state's Office of Busi- 
ness and Economic Develop- 
ment and has been hosted by 
the University of Maryland, 
College Park for the past eight 
years. 

MDSBDC Network is a part- 
nership between the U.S. Small 
Business Administration, the 
state of Maryland and the uni- 
versity. This partnership helps 
to link private, enterprise, gov- 
ernment, higher cducadon and 



local economic development 
organizations to provide the 
best management training and 
resources to small businesses 
throughout the state. 

Tlie development center 
takes a federal program and 
puts it on a local level, Cush 
said. "We like to caL the servic- 
es we provide as a non-cost 
management and consulting 
firm for small businesses," 
Cush said. 

Consulting services at the 
center are confidential and 
available at no cost to all small 
business entrepreneurs. These 
services aid business owners 
by helping thcni draft and 
develop business plans, solve 
problems, find sources of capi- 
tal, update technology and 
brainstorm methods to 
increase growth and profits for 
the business. 

Training programs and 
courses allow small business 
owners to meet and collective- 
ly discuss issues and ideas they 
cncoimter. The two-hour 
courses, offered in the evening 
for a small fee, are taught by 
skilled, certified professionals 
who have owned or managed 
a business in the past, 

"We are particularly proud 
of our PTAP program," Cush 



added. The center recently 
received $300,000 in funding 
from the LIS. Defense agency 
to get the Procurement Tech- 
nology Assistance Program. 
PTAP helps the center's clients 
to prepare bids to obtain prop- 
erty, products and goods, 

"PTAP allows Maryland resi- 
dents to get a piece of that big 
procurement pie," Cush said. 

The center bid to host the 
program, beating out other 
institutions and organizations, 
including the Prince George's 
Economic Development Cen- 
ter. 

Brian Darmody, dean for 
research and graduate studies, 
agrees that the continued 
administrative support from 
both the university and the 
state is creating a positive out- 
look for the center's future. 

"We have a service mission 
to help the state," Darmody 
said. By housing tlie center, the 
university is providing service 
outreach to the state of Mary- 
land. 

"MDSBDC reaches out to 
the largest sector of the Mary- 
land economy — the private 
sector," Darmody said. 

— Meghan Hirst, 
junior, journalism 



OUTLOOK 



Snow: University Plan 

Continued from page 1 




declare a policy of Liberal 
Leave, in which case non- 
essential employees who 
choose not to report to 
work, or to report late, or to 
leave early because of weath- 
er conditions not yet 
declared a hazardous weath- 
er emergency may be 
excused. Such excused 
absences will be charged to 
appropriate paid or unpaid 
leave. 

Essential employees are 
required to report for duty 
and to perform their duties 
despite the notification of a 
weather-related emergency. 
The term "essential employ- 
ee" will be deemed to 
include an employee of a 
facility who has been desig- 
nated as vital to the opera- 
tion of the lacility, whose 
presence is required regard- 
less of die existence of an 
emergency condition, and 
whose absence from duty 
would endanger the safety 
and well being of the cam- 
pus population and/or physi- 
cal plant. Employees are 
advised to consult with their 
supervisors to determine 
whether they are essential or 
non-essential employees, and 
to obtain specific informa- 
tion about the proper report- 
ing procedures. 

In those circumstances in 
which faculty members are 
unable to meet wltli their 
classes due to weather condi- 
tions tliat do not result in 
delayed openings or campus 
closings, faculty are expected 
to consult with their depart- 
ment chairpersons prior to 
canceling their classes. 

V. Procedures: 

A. The senior vice president 
for academic affairs and 
provost will be responsible 
for determining when safety 
considerations require 
delayed openings or campus 
closings. This decision ivill 
be made in consultation with 
the Snow Command Center 
in Facilities Management 
regarding the following tiLc- 



HLE PHOTO S¥ CVNTHIA MITCHEL 

tors: 

l.Type of forecast conditions 

(i.e. , wind, snow, ice) 

2. Severity of forecast condi- 
tions 

3. Reliability of the forecast 
4. Temperature 

5. Visibility 

6. Conditions of campus 
roads, parking areas, side- 
walks and exterior steps 

7. Readiness and mobilization 
level of grounds mainte- 
rjance operations 

8. Feasibility of continued 
operation of ShutdeUM 

9. Traffic and roadway condi- 
tions in surrounding vicinity 

10. Conditions at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland University 
College campus 

11. Impact on the academic 
program 

1 2. Implications for the aca- 
demic calendar, including the 
commencement and semes- 
ter breaks 

B. Closings and Delayed 
Openings: 

When conditions are predict- 
ed to affect the daytime 
schedule, reasonable effort 
will be made to announce 
delayed opening of campus 
fecilities or campus closing 
no later than 6:00 a.m. When 
conditions develop during 
the business day or arc pre- 
dicted to occur during the 
evening hours, closings will 
be aimounccd as soon as 
practicable. The announce- 
ment will include the time at 
which the closing will take 
effect. 

When conditions are pre- 
dicted to occur during week- 
ends, holidays and breaks, the 
status of the campus will be 
determined in accordance 
with the procedure 
described in section V.A, 
above. In addition, program 
sponsors and coordinators 
will consult directly with the 
Snow Command Center 
regarding the status of any 
events or programs sched- 
uled to occur during such 
weekends, holidays and 
breaks. 



Fund: To Honor Mentor 

Continued from page 1 



all states to provide a free 
pubUc education to all chil- 
dren with disabilities. 

Hebeler was die dean of 
College of Education from 
1991-1993- She retired 
from the university in 
1 994, but stills keeps an 
office on campus and is 
very active in advising stu- 
dents and helping them 
widi research. 

"The other day 1 said 
something to somebody 
about retiring and they 
said, 'you already are 
retired," she said. "I said, 'I 
think I need to do it 
again.'" 

Hebeler also works with 
the fond committee, which 
consists of alumni and fac- 
ulty members, in raising 
funds and designating 
reciepients of the awards. 
The committee has raised 
more than $30,000 through 
mailings and a kickoff ban- 
quet held last November, 
Hebeler said. 

The committee presents 
awards to applicants based 



on financial need and 
merit, she said. Scholars are 
eUgible to receive the 
award multiple times if the 
committee decides they 
deserve it. 

Hebeler said she first 
realized she wanted to pur- 
sue a career in special edu- 
cation when she was in 
grade school. Attending a 
small rural school near Buf- 
falo, New York, she wit- 
nessed how less-intelligent 
students were not given 
opportunities. 

"I had an interest in stu- 
dents who couldn't make it 
and I've never regretted it," 
Hebeler said. 

Eig.who claims Hebeler 
as a mentor in college, said 
that Hebeler was the per- 
fect person to honor with 
the fond. 

"She's one of those peo- 
ple that always gives back 
and is very caring about 
(special education] ," said 
Eig. 

— -Josh Schultz, 
junior, j oumalism 



Survey: 

Continued from page 1 



Grads Content 



ments," said Pontius. 

As the coordinator of grad- 
uate student involvement, 
Pontius serves as an advo- 
cate for graduate student 
needs on campus. He also 
works as a liaison between 
the graduate school and the 
office of campus programs, 
schedules graduate student 
events and programs and 
serves as an advisor for Gra- 
duate Student Government. 
He has a degree in psychol- 
ogy from the University of 
Virginia and a master's 
degree in higher education 
administration from Indiana 
University, 

Pontius lias been at Mary- 
land since October 200 1 . 
Prior to his job at the univer- 
sity, he was the director of 
student activities at Wesley an 
College in Macon, Ga. While 
working towards his master's 
degree, Pontius worked in 
the resident life and campus 
programming departments. 

"Graduate students are a 
distinct population with 
their own set of specific 
needs," said Pontius. Even 
though the graduate stu- 
dents do have concerns witli 
the university, 82 percent 
enjoy being students and 
feel that the university pro- 
vides an education of high 
quality, he continued. 

Eighty-three percent of 
graduate students are inter- 
ested in socializing with 
other graduate students. 
Pontius is cooperating nith 
Campus Recreation Services 
to start promoting graduate 
student outdoor recreation 



events. 

Pontius has also worked to 
create and promote the 
weekly Graduate Pub pro- 
gram. He started a Lyceum 
Dinner Series where gradu- 
ate students discuss issues 
that affect their quality of 
life. A graduate practicum 
student was hired to plan 
social events off campus. 
"The general theme for all 
these programs is to increase 
cross-discipline social inter- 
action of graduate students 
with the hopes of combating 
isolation," Pontius said. 

Another finding of the sur- 
vey was that graduate stu- 
dents would rather be treat- 
ed more like faculty and staff 
and less like undergraduates, 
Pontius said. For example, 
many graduate students feel 
they should receive Universi- 
ty Bookstore discounts 
because they do a substantial 
amount of teaching, research 
and administradve tasks at 
Maryland, wliich is more than 
most undergraduates do. 

Conducted with the help 
of many people and groups, 
"the survey simply wouldn't 
have been possible without 
the support of Terry Zacker 
and the members of the 
Stamp Student Union and 
Campus Programs Research 
Advisory group," said Pon- 
dus. "Additionally, I received 
valuable support from the 
Graduate School, Graduate 
Student Government and the 
Campus Assessment Working 
Group," Pontius said. 

— -Jenni Chew, 
junior, joumali^n 




Notable 



Maria Mcintosh was recendy named 
as a fellow of the American Society of 
Agronomy, Crop Science Society of 
America, and Soil Science of America 
during the 2002 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Armu- 
al Meeting in Indianapolis. Criteria for 
the award included superior achieve- 
ment in research, education, or pro- 
fession as public service, meritorious 
service to one or more of the soci- 
eties, and a minimum for 10 years of 
membership- Mcintosh was featured 
in a society's news magazine as one 
of only two women among a host of 
men to receive such as an honor. 

"Driving Customer Equity: How 
Customer Lifetime Value is Reshaping 
Corporate Strategy," a book co- 
authored by Roland T. Ru*t, David 
Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at 
Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of 
Business and director of the Center 
for e^ervicc, has been named the 
2002 winner of the Berry-AMA Book 
Prize for the Best Book in Marketing 
by the American Marketing Associa- 
tion Foundation. Established by 
Leonard L. Berry, distinguished iiuthor 
and professor, this new, annual award 
recognizes the top marketing woik in 
innovation of ideas and overall 
impact on marketing and related 
fields. 



Since the book, co-written by 



ValarieA- Zeithaml and Katherine N; 
Lemon, was published, at least three 
of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies 
have adopted the strategic frameworic 
outiined in the book, and many oth- 
ers are following. 

Lucy McFaddan and Dannts Welinitz 

both received NASA Group Achieve- 
ment Awards for tJieir work with the 
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous 
Shoemaker Mission Team. McFadden 
and Wellnitz analyzed near-IR spectra 
to determine that the surfece of aster- 
oid Eros is closest to the composition 
of an ordinary chondrite meteorite 
and is not differentiated by thermal 
processes. 

Delia ntouman, associate professor in 
the College of Information Studies, 
has been elected to the Executive 
Committee of the Board of Directors 
of the Association for Educational 
Communications and Technology 
(AECT). With a history that extends 
for over 75 years, AECT is the world's 
oldest professional organization 
devoted to the study of technology 
and learning, 

Hinman CEOa Program was recog- 
nized as a national leader in entrcpre- 
neurshlp education with the Price 
Institute Irmovative Entrepreneur ship 
Award. The honor, in its first year, was 
bestowed during the Roundtable on 
Entreprcneurship Education for Engi- 
neers. Maryland beat out Harvard, 
Georgia Tech, Case Western and Uni- 
versity of Southern California, among 
others. 



I ill itj> • 



6 



DECEMBER 10 



2 2 



^ X t r a c II r r i c u I a r 



Singer Shares Her Gift 



Tp hearAngie Bass tell it, 
singing comes as natural- 
ly to her as waking up in 
the morning. In feet, it's how 
she starts each day at work. 

"I come in at 8 o'clock, put 
on my music and just sing," says 
Bass, who is program coordina- 
tor for nonexempt employees 
for the Office of Human Rela- 



Voicc and Sing," jokes that Bass 
is no stranger to microphones. 
Bass smUes at the barb. Yes, 
she does like to sing, but she 
lias her nervous moments, as 
well, "Every time before I go on 
stage, I ask God to please help 
me remember the lyrics. I tell 
myself.'Don't freeze up,Angie. 
Why are you doing this?" But 




Angie Bass 

tions Programs. "It helps me 
start the day." 

Bass was raised in the small 
nearby commoniry of Lakeland 
and grew up singing at Emory 
AME Church. She calls her 
voice a gift from God and she 
shares this gift at every oppor- 
tunity. Several area churches 
have heard Bass' strong, expres- 
sive voice, as have members of 
the campus community. She 
can be fotmd singing at her 
office's new employee orienta- 
tion, the Black Faculty Staff 
Association conference, before 
basketball games and at talent 
shows. She's also a fixture in 
her community; singing at wed- 
dings, anniversaries and going 
home, or funeral, .services. 

"I sang at the opening of the 
community center and some- 
times I walk outside my front 
door and just sing," she says. 
"People say,'Oh there goes 
Angle." Sometimes they pull up 
chairs." 

Not just a gospel singer. Bass 
spent eight years singing with 
local bands that opened for 
Aretha Franklin, soul and go-go 
artist Chuck Brown and James 
Brown. Colleague Mark 
Brim hall-Vargas, who once 
accompanied Bass on his harp 
for a National Association for 
Multicultural Education confier- 
encc performance of the Black 
National Anthem, "Lift Ev'ry 



PHOTO By MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEV 



once I'm motivated and I start, 
I'm OK." 

After doing some studio time 
recording jingles for local busi- 
nesses, Ba.ss hopes to get back 
to recording and produce her 
own CD. She had a taste of 
showbiz life during a recent 
Fox 5 News "DC Idol" special 
broadcast from Lasick's College 
Inn on Route 1 . Following in 
the pattern of the popular 
"American Idol" television 
show, the event featured local 
hopefuls belting out tunes for 
the resuurant's customers. Bass 
came in second place, which I 

awarded her the opportunity to I 
sing the national anthem at a 
Mystics game. 

"I was kind of nervous, all 
those people." she says, adding 
that the first place prize was 
studio time. 

Ajiother dream for this grand- j 
mom to one is to open a 
nightspot, not necessarily a bar 
but .somewhere she and others 
can perform. "Hmm, Angie "s 
Place," she muses. 

When asked if her femily gets 
in on the act, .she says that her 
22-year-old daughter Sophia 
does sing with her on occas- 
sion,but 16-year-oIdTyrone 
would rather play basketball. 
Husband Billy supports her 
activities. 

""I enjoy singing. I get a lot 
out of it,"" she says. 



Challenging 

Film, Discussion 

When CharleneTeters 
was recruited into 
the University of Illi- 
nois graduate program in the 
late 1980s, she came to the 
university seeking an art 
degree. Instead, she was thrust 
into the spotlight for speaking 
out against the school mascot, 
a fictitious Indian "chief 
known as Chief Illiniwek. 

Teters and her campaign 
against the use of Native Amer- 
icans as mascots arc the focus 
of the documentary film "In 
Whose Honor? ' that was 
shown last Monday during a 
program sponsored by the 
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student 
Education (OMSE) as part of 
Native American Heritage 
Month. Teters, a member of the 
Spokane Nation, went on to 
found the National Coalition 
on Racism in Sports and the 
Media and is now an accom- 
plished artist, writer and lec- 
turer 

Nati^-e American university 
staff members who spoke at 
the program sent the message 
that Native Americans are peo- 
ple, not mascots, and that the 
practice of using their images 
as mascots is insensitive and 
disrespectftil.The program, 
which was attended by a hand- 
ful of staff members and about 
40 students from Patterson 
High School in Baltimore City, 
also included a discussion and 
viewing of an ESPN news fea- 
ture on sports teams that use 
Native American images as 
mascots and logos. 

Stuart Sparvier, EUicott Com- 
munity director for the Depart- 
ment of Resident Life, moderat- 
ed the program. 

Sparvier reinforced the doc- 
umentary's point that the 
images of Native Americans 
displayed through sports 
logos are stereotypical and 
inaccurate. 



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Eagle feathers, for example, 
are a symbol of honor that are 
only awarded in a religious cer- 
emony to those who have 
done something worthy 
enou^ to receive them, he 
said. Only men wear the feath- 
ers, yet film, books and other 
media frequently and inaccu- 
rately depict women wearing 
them, he said. 

Some programs, such as Uni- 
versity of Illinois, have said that 
tliey are using Native American 
images as symbols, not mas- 
cots, and that it is a tribute and 
honor to Native Americans. 

'I don't think it has anything 
to do with honor," said univer 
sit}^ staff member Andrianna 
Stuart of grounds maintenance, 
who chairs the Indigenous 
American Student,Alimini, Fac- 
ulty and Staff Association and is 
a staff advisor for the Native 
American Student Union. "It 
has to do with money and mer- 
chandising." 

Several students in the audi- 
ence identified themselves as 
of Native American descent. 
Many agreed with Stuart that 
sports teams' main concerns 
are financial. 

"All they're doing is promot- 
ing themselves and making 
money for themselves," said 
one student, who identified 
himself as part Cherokee. 

Several college sports teams 
have changed mascots, begin- 
ning with University of Okla- 
homa in 1970 and continuing 
with Dartmouth, Syracuse and 
Stanford. More recent changes 
came from Miami University of 
Ohio, which changed from the 
Redmen to the Red Hawks, and 
St. John's College, which 
changed from the Redmen to 
the Red Storm. 

Still, many teams refuse to 
change. 

In the ACC, there is Florida 
State's "Seminole" mascot. 



"Every football season, we 
have to watch a white person 
ride up and down the field in 
this fake regalia," Stuart said. 
"They band plays the same *** 
dnmi beat over and 
over. . . [and that is] supposed 
to soimd like our music." 

Locally, there is the Washing- 
ton Redskins franchise. Stuart 
urged the students in the audi- 
ence not to use the team's 
nickname. 

"If you're going to talk about 
them, just say 'the football 
team fi^m Washington," she 
said. 

High schools have generaUy 
been more willing to change 
names than professional and 
college sports team. 

Last year in Montgomery 
Coimty, for example, 
Poole sville High School's mas- 
cot was officially changed from 
the Indians to the Falcons after 
a student vote. The adjustment 
stirred strong controversy in 
the small commimity that in 
many ways centers around the 
high .school. 

"The high school is the com- 
munity," said Ahnna Smith, a 
junior government and politics 
major and 2000 graduate of 
Poolesville High.The Indian 
logo was even on the town 
water tower, she said. "I'm tied 
to my mascot, I played three ^^ 
sports, but if it offends anyone, 
it should not be used." 

Smith said she lost respect ' " 
for some of her teachers who 
spoke out aghast <±angiiig the 
mascot. 

"I felt like we shottid have 
just changed it," she said. "Just 
because you're trying to be un- 
offensive, doesn't mean you're 
not offending anyone. Its just 
ignorance that people catmot 
see the other side." 

— -Justyn Kopack, 
senior, journalism 



HIV/AIDS: It is Good Business to Care 

Continued from page 1 



workforce, as well as consumers, if they neglect 
to invest in HIV/AIDS services. 

"By 2020, the size of the labor force will be 
20 to 30 percent smaller in high-prevalence 
coimtries," Roberts said. 

Roberts explained that the key to heighten- 
ing awareness in areas like South Africa, Swazi- 
land and India is formal and informal ongoing 
education. 

David Warr, director of international govern- 
ment affairs at Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed 
that education is critical in the fight against 
AIDS. His company, which produces treat- 
ments for HIV, including Zerit, is highly 
involved in aiding and educating developing 
countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, the cost of 
Zerit is less than $ 1 a day. 

"We're not there because of the business 
interest, "Warr said, "we re losing money every 
time we enter the area.. . it's a philantliropic 
approach." 

Warr is responsible for managing the compa- 
ny's partnership expansion for "Secure the 
Future," a $ 1 00 million initiative to address 
HIV/AIDS in women and children in five south- 
ern Africa countries. 



All three speakers agreed that a major barrier 
in convincing businesses to take action is the 
myths that lie behind the disease. Some African 
cultures believe that raping a six-month-old 
baby wilt cure the disease; others believe that 
using a condom is bad kick. American business- 
es find it difficult to convince companies in 
Africa to increase AIDS awareness because of 
these myths. 

In the question and answer segment, audi- 
ence members, most of who were students of 
the business school, asked what Americans can 
do to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the 
United States. 

■"You can't underestimate the impact of an 
individual," Roberts said. 

Forsythe added that students who have 
knowledge in management should put their 
skills to use in non-profit organ ization.s. 

In addition to the seminar, an AIDS informa- 
tion desk was set up in the lobby of Van Munch- 
ing Hall all day. The desk provided free con- 
doms, red AIDS ribbons and information on 
AIDS issues and the business response to AIDS. 

— Jennifer Sole cki, j unior. Journalism 



OUTLOOK 



Sharing Shaker Beliefs, Culture 

Forum Offers Glimpse into ''Radical Way of Life 



Most people are un- 
familiar with the 
phrase "pretty little 
I," a unique concept 
that rooted in American soil dur- 
ing the 18th and 19th centuries. 

The history department 
helped enlighten students, fac- 
ulty and guests about its strange 
origin last Tuesday in the Skin- 
ner Building during its usual 
semester faculty-student forum. 

David A. Grimsted, associate 
professor, gave a theatrical pres- 
entation about the Shakers, a 
sect of Quakers whose so-called 
"radical "founders immigrated 
to the New World in 1774 from 
censorious England. Although 



more than 1,000 documented 
songs to be sung by any num- 
ber of people. Singing and danc- 
ing was a part of everyday Shak- 
er life, he said. 

Shakers praised a much differ- 
ent kind of god than most 
Christians did or ever have, 
said Grimstead. They rejected 
the traditional Christian repre- 
sentation of three beings in one 
God, the Father, Son and Spirit, 
Grimstead explained to the 
modest crowd of about 40. 
Shakers believed that God was 
both a man and a woman, 
divine parents to nurture them. 
Audience members were visi- 
bly surprised. Not many reli- 



community. In fact, Grimsted 
said there is evidence that some 
of the ex-slaves helped write 
their songs. 

"Everyone had more than 
enough because no one sought 
for more than his neighbor," 
said Grimsted, quoting a con- 
temporary observer of the 
Shakers. 

The crowd nodded when 
Grimsted discussed the popular 
notion that completely equal 
societies can exist. The Shakers 
were prosperous and ethical 
business people, he said. 

Should people scoff at a soci- 
ety whose quintessential song 
lyric is "lovely, loving, loved 




PHOTO BV CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



History Profe'ssor David A. Grimsted, at the podium, shares the stage with fellow history professors and two under- 
graduate students who offered a theatrical preserttatiort of Shaker life. Professor Harvey Cohen, second seat from 
left; Martha Burns, second from right, of Brown University and the Library of Congress; and Prof. Bob Morrow, not 
pictured, sang Shaker songs. 



they endorsed peace and equal- 
ity, Shakers were persecuted for 
their reformed views of cre- 
ation and the second coming, 
their wild dancing, or shaking 
and ritual communion with 
spirits. 

These Christians believed 
true happiness could be won if 
the "greedy, big I" of egotism 
and its offspring, capitalism, 
were abandoned in favor of the 
humbler "Lttle 1." Grimsted said 
this "little 1" represents the 
Shaker ideal: a life untainted by 
materialism and greed. 

Two other university history 
professors. Bob Morrow^ and 
Harvey Cohen, two undei^radu- 
ates and guest Martha Burns 
from Brown University and the 
Library of Congress, accompa- 
nied the talk with song, poetry 
and journal excerpts, inter- 
spersed between Grimsted 's 
narrative about the unusual 
Shaker lifestyle. 

Most of the songs were 
hymns, in praise of God or the 
happiness attained through 
"pure love." The volunteers 
sang alone or in unison. Grimst- 
ed said the Shakers meant their 



gions consider the omnipotent 
being to be part woman. 

Gender played a huge role in 
Shaker society. Mother Ann Lee, 
who named herself the Second 
Coming of Christ, is the first 
founder and all but patron saint 
of Shaker culture. Women, who 
Grimsted said made up about 
three-fifths of the community, 
were treated equally and 
allowed to do the same work as 
men. 

In fact, Grimsted noted that it 
was a Shaker male who invent- 
ed what is now known as a flat 
broom, and some Shaker 
women were known to make 
tools, such as sa^vs, more effec- 
tive. 

Grimsted said the Shakers 
operated under a "Rousseau- 
istic general will ." Rousseau, the 
renowned philosopher and 
author, abhorred slavery and 
prejudice. He condemned 
restrictive, tyrannical states and 
spoke of man's freedoms as 
divine gifts. 

Shakers, too, rejected govern- 
ment and pursued communal 
living instead. They welcomed 
orphans and ex-slaves into their 



love?" Tliey liked to drink Moth- 
er's wine, sing drinking songs 
and dance in ways many 
thought lewd (although, ironi- 
cally. Shakers were often celi- 
bate). What's not to like? Grim- 
sted asked. 

At the end of the presenta- 
tion, he insisted that the crowd 
join in a popular Shaker tune, 
"Simple Gifts." Most people 
sang or hummed along. 

"It was just beautiful," said 
Robyn Muncy, director of 
undergraduate studies for the 
history department who oi^an- 
ized the forum for her third and 
final year. Each semester a facul- 
ty member is chosen to share a 
topic of his or her choice. 

Near the end of the presenta- 
tion, Grimsted told a cuj-ious 
audience member diat a hand- 
ful of Shakers remain in the 
United States. It is a testament 
to a way of life that most can- 
not imagine. After final ques- 
tions, he laughed and dismissed 
the crowd of "greedy, big Is" to 
glut themselves on ftee pizza 
and soda. 

— Jen DeGregorio, 
junior, journalism 




In Memoriam 

Remembering an Artist and a Friend 




Stephanie Pogue, profes- 
sor of art, believed indi- 
vidual expression was 
key to "universal understand- 
ing." She believed in the 
importance of looking after 
others and was proud of her 
heritage. It is all of these 
things and more that those 
who love her will miss. 

On'T\icsday, Nov. 1 2, Pogue 
died of cardiac arrest. She 
was 56. 

Pogue came to the Depart- 
ment of Art as an associate 
professor in 1 981 . She taught 
printmaking and drawing, 
developed a papermaking 
facility and was a member of 
the graduate faculty. From 
1991 to 1993 she was acting 
assistant dean for equity 
affairs in the College of Arts 
and Humanities, and was 
chair of the department 
from 1993 to 1998. 

"She was a multidimen- 
sional person, a loyal woman 
of great integrity," said Clau- 
dia DeMonte, a fellow profes- 
sor in the department."! 
can't say enough about how 
warm she was. We will miss 
her greatly." 

Pogue 's artwork assessed 
the human condition and 
she sought to make connec- 
tions between people and 
the word. A "wonderful 
artist," Pogue exhibited at the 
Whitney Museum of Ameri- 
can Art, "which is the epito- 
me of what could happen to 
an artist," said DeMonte. 
POgue also had her work 
included in the critically 
acclaimed exhibit at Spcl- 
man College in 1996, "Bear- 
ing Witness: Contemporary 
Works by African American 
Women Artists." She received 
a Fulbright Hays Cross-Cul- 



tural Fellowship in Curricu- 
lum Develop ment and study* 
of the ardiitecture and 
sculpture of India in 1981. 
She received a second Ful- 
bright in 1986 to study tradi- 
tional arts and crafts of Pak- 
istan. In support of her one- 
woman exhbition in 1991, 
she receive^ ^.fjfl^v^^iljli^^j 
Maryland travel award to [ 
Warsaw, Poland. A collector^ ^ 

as well as an artist, Pogue 

had an extensive collection 
of African- American art. 

She was bom in Shelby, 
N.C. On SepL 27, 1944 to 
doctor Elbert Hugo Pogue 
and Mildred Wallace Houser. 
Raised in Elizabeth, N.J.,shc 
went on to attend Syracuse 
University (1962-63) and 
Howard University, from 
which she graduated with 
her bachelor's of fine arts in 
painting. She earned a mas- 
ter's in graphics in 1968 
from the Cranbrook Acade- 
my of Arts in Michigan, going 
on to join the faculty at Fisk 
University as an assistant 
professor and rising to asso- 
ciate, department chair and 
gallery director before leav- 
ing to join Maryland's facul- 
ty. 

Pogue 's life and work will 
be remembered at a recep- 
tion today, Dec. 10, from 
1 1 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 
The Art Gallery on the sec- 
ond floor of the Art/Sociolo- 
gy Building. Examples of her 
work ^11 remain on view 
until 4 p.m. Light refresh- 
ments will be served. 

An award for Department 
of Art students will be estab- 
lished in POgue's name. Con- 
tact the department for addi- 
tional information, (30 1 ) 
405-1445. 



8 



DECEMBEB 10, 2002 



University Libraries 








The University Libraries will 
dose at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 
and reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. 
They will be closed Jan. 2 and 3 
to implement their new online 
catalog. During this closing, the 
catalog, with the exception of 
the patron-placed holds fttnc- 
tion, will be available by remote 
access to Libraries' web site. 
Hectronic databases will be 
accessible with little or no inter- 
ruption. Interlibrary loan will be 
disabled on databases from Mid- 
night, Dec. 22 until Jan. 6. 

For more information, contact 
Lori Goetsch at 5-925 1 or Igo- 
etsch® deans, umd . edu . 




The Center for Political Commu- 
nication and Civic Leadership is 
spotisoring a presentation titled 
■TThe Dance of Politics" by Prof 
Karen Bradley on Friday, Dec. 1 3 
from noon to 1 : 1 5 p.m. in room 
0200 Skinner. Bradley will dis- 
cuss her work on the body lan- 
guage of poUtjcal figures such as 
George W Bush, Al Gore, Bill and 
Hillary Clinton and others. For 
more information, contact Neil 
Mansharamani at (301) 405-8976 
or neiItnan73@hottnail.com 



Campus Recreation 
Services Snow Plan 

This is designed so that campus 
residents, and others, may still 
enjoy CRS services even if the 
imiversity is closed. However, 
CRS strongly discourages anyone 
from driving to, or around, cam- 
pus in severe weather in order 
to use CRS recreation focilities. 
In severe weather, CRS will 
maintain tiic following sched- 
ules. 

If the university opens late: 

• CRS Facilities will open when 
the University opens. All CRS 
programs will follow their regu- 
lar schedule after the University 
opens. 

• The CRS office and Member 
Services office will open when 
the university opens. 

If the university closes early: 

• HHP Building, the Outdoor 
Recreation Center, Ritchie Coli- 
seum, and Reckord Armory will 
close at school closing. 

• The CRC will close at 8 p.m., 
the Natatorium at 7 p.m. 

• The CRS office and Member 
Services office will close at 
school closing. 

• AH CRS progiams scheduled 
after the university closes will 



be cancelled or postponed. 
(Tntramiiral Sports, aerobics 
classes, Outdoor Recreation clin- 
ics, non-credit instruction). 

If the university is closed for 
the day; 

• HHP Building, the Outdoor 
Recreation Center, Ritcliie Coli- 
seum and Reckord Armory will 
be closed. 

• The CRC will be open from 10 
a.m. to 8 p.m. The Natatorium 
will be open frt>m 10 a.m. o to 7 
p.m. 

• All CRS programs will be can- 
ceLed or postponed. 

• The CRS Office and Member 
Services will be closed. 

Note; If the University closes 
during break, all facilities 
will be closed. 



A Can for Submissions 

The Words, Beats & Life Hip-Hop 
Journal, a print and on-line jour- 
nal of hip-hop culture, is 
requesting the submissions of 
research papers, poems, artwork 
(including but not excluded to 
graffiti), media reviews (movies, 
records, etc), essays, interviews, 
editorials and beats. Tliough 
submissions arc accepted on a 
rolling basis for publication on 
the Web site, submissions are 
being accepted for the upcom- 
ing inaugural issue of the print 
vcrsicwi of the journal. All sub- 
missions should be sent to: 
wbijoumal 2002® hotmail. com 
by Feb. 1 . Please indicate If sub- 
missions should be considered 
for publication in the electronic 
version and/or print version of 
the journal. Submissions wiU be 
reviewred by a committee com- 
posed of imder^raduate and 
graduate students, professors 
and artists. 

The conference is an annual 
event sponsored by a variety of 
student organizations, program- 
ming committees and academic 
uniLs.The goal of the first con- 
ference was to promote diversi- 
ty by using hip-hop culture as a 
unifying vehicle. 

The .second hip-hop confer- 
ence w^s designed to build 
upon the success of the first by 
including experiential learning 
opportunities, panel discussions, 
keynotes, career fair, a communi- 
ty service project involving rap 
artists, an academic journal and 
the creation of a scholarship for 
a local high school student. 

Submission Formats for writ- 
ten work: original scholarship — 
1 ,800 words; lyrics/poems— 300 
words; media reviews (movies, 
records, etc) — 1 ,200 words; and 
interviews — 1,200 words 

Submission formats for audio 
and visual work: beats — 20-40 
seconds in CD format; art work - 
graphic arts design and photos 
of art in JPG format; photogra- 
phy — can include photos of live 
performances, feshion shows, 
breakers, etc.; video interviews 
—submissions can be as long as 
30 minutes submitted in CD- 
ROM format. CDs and CD-ROMs 
should be submitted via mail to: 
Words Beats & Life c/o Mazi 
Mutafe, 1851 9th SX.N^Wash- 
ii^on DC 20001. 



Rankings: Engage Early 

Continued fiom page t 



freshmen enter Maryland 
unsure of their major, first- 
year programs play an 
important role in helping 
students choose a concentra- 
tion. Three popular choices 
come out of the Division of 
Letters and Sciences; Acade- 
mic Community Experience 



signing up for two-day aca- 
demic sessions just before 
the fall semester. Approxi- 
mately 1 25 students moved 
into the dorms a day early 
and explored an academic 
issue. A maximum of 22 stu- 
dents participate in each 
topic. 

Past subjects includ- 



(ACE), First-Year 

Interest Groups ^ ^t^ S / ^^ v ed looking at the 
r^ _„ -r myth of Stars 



(FIGS) and 
Markets and 
Society. 

"nGS is 
brand new," 
saysjavaune 
Adams<ias- 
ton, associate 
dean of the 
Division of Let- 
ters and Sciences. "A 
student only has to deter- 
inine that they're interested. 
Tliere isn't a g.p.a. require- 
ment or an application." 

FIGS, a living and [earning 
community, gathers students 
and faculty in a cluster of 
courses (up to 10 credits) 
fociwing on a theme. Stu- 
dents also take UNIV 100: 
Introduction to the Universi- 
ty. Popular past offerings 
include Beyond Michael Jor- 
dan-Sports in American Soci- 
ety and Advancing Women; 
Leadership, Learning and Liv- 
ing. Adams-Gaston says one 
goal of the program is to 
engage "that mid- 
dle group of stu- 
dents" that aren't 
involved in more 
selective pro- 




yln 



f-- 



grams or m a 
learning com- 
munity at all. 

"They are 
bright students, 
but there arc llm 
ited spaces in the 
premiere programs," she says. 

Joelle Carter Davis coordi- 
nated the women and lead- 
ership cohort as a coordina- 
tor for transitional programs, 
though she is now the pro- 
gram director for diversity, 
recruitment and retention 
for the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences. She lights up when 
talking about "her girls" and 
the bonds formed among 
the diverse group. They 
attended a Kathleen 
Kennedy Townscnd rally, 
held fireside chats and took 
a field trip to view the Judy 
Chicago display at the 
NationalWomen Arts Muse- 
um in DC. 

"It's about having that 
community," she says. "They 
said they felt challenged on 
their values and identity 
issues, more so than if they 
were just here on the cam- 
pus." 

ACE. which was launched 
as a pilot last sunmier, alms 
to give students that same 
fulfilling experience. Fresh- 
men get a "jump start," 
Adams-Gaston says, on learn- 
ing how to think critically by 



"They are 
bright students, 
but there are 
limited spaces 
in the premiere 
programs." 



lyth 

Wars from a 
philosophi- 
cal view- 
point and 
an agricul- 
tural ses- 
sion titled 
"Green Eggs 
and Ham in 
Asia," in which Pro- 
fessor Maiia Mcintosh 
made some of the discolored 
food for students. College of 
Arts and Himianities Dean 
James Harris taught a semi- 
nar on Jews and Germany. 
Adams-Gaston and Davis 
hope to get brochures about 
the free program out to new 
students earlier next summer 
in an effort to offer ACE to 
more students. They would 
also like to offer more semi- 
nar choices from a broad 
range of disciplines. 

The third offering firom- 
Letters and Sciences is for 
students interested in busi- 
ness. Markets 
and Society, 
w^bich is in its 
fourth year, is 
for "students 
■who've 
expressed an 
interest in busi- 
ness but didn't 
get into the 
Smith school 
right away," says 
Adams-Gaston. 

"Many of them aren't even 
sure what that is — business. 
This gives them real-world 
expo siu-e. You don't have to 
have a business degree to go 
into business." 

Both women like the idea 
of making Maryland a chal- 
lenging, though welcoming, 
place for "the average Joe 
who had a 3.2 grade point 
average and did weU on the 
SATs," says Davis. Knowing 
that the university is becom- 
ing more selective in its 
admissions process, they feel 
it is important to give stu- 
dents not involved in selec- 
tive programs just as integrat- 
ed an experience. They 
haven't yet developed assess- 
ment tools for ACE or FIGS, 
but anecdotal information 
confirms that they are on the 
right track. 

"Three of my girls have 
applied to be orientation 
advisors, two are applying 
for resident assistant posi- 
tions and one volunteers at 
Habitat for Humanity," says 
Davis. "They've gotten the 
message that to be whole, 
you have to be involved."