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fttttfftf Where to Make and Invest Your Money see pg. 6 »$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Kissinger On Foi'eign Policy seepg. 4 UTSA's Doctoral Program Rejected by Lola Holguin The Texas College and University System Coor¬ dinating Board has unanimously denied UTSA's request for its first doctoral program, In bicultural-bilingual studies. "I was simply just terribly dissappointed," expressed Dr. Mario Benitez Director of the Bicultural Bilingual Program. "Very few programs have been recommended (by the Coordinating Bord staff) in the last 5 years, but this one was. That's how good it was," Benitez explained. The Coordinating Board "I deplore the tendency of this nation to become a two language nation." staff and three out-of-state evaluators recommended the program very highly to the Coordinating Board. Some objections to the pro¬ gram appear to have centered around the effectiveness of bicultural-bilingual studies rather than a problem with the proposal. Mario Ramirez, a board memt>er, was quoted by the Daily Texan stating that the program would not "get the Hispanic Community into the mainstream of society. Culture is a thing you bring with you if you want it. I don't think it's a thing to put state resources behind." Bilingual-bicultural pro¬ grams already exist in the state. UT Austin, University of Houston, Texas Tech are among a few of the univer¬ sities that have existing doc¬ toral programs in this area. Another member, Newton Gresham commented at the same meeting, "I deplore the tendency of this nation to become a two language na¬ tion." UTSA's Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gordon Lamb feels that this was not the central reason for its denial, remarl^ing "there was not a very great deal of discus¬ sion. It was just voted down. It appeared that they were not ready to approve a program for this area." Dr. Lamb added in a positive vein, "We'll t)e going bacl< for other PhD programs. There are always difficulties. We do not intend for that to stop us from making proposals. It's too good a University to not have a PhD program and we hope to get them approved." Dr. Lamb explained that "There is that whole sense of 'unnecessary duplication'. That's the point of the Coor¬ dinating Board in their , review." Universities therefore must show that "our students can't really go somewhere else to get it (specilied program area) so we have to offer that here." Explaining how the ad¬ ministration selects those areas, Dr. Lamb stated, "We're more likely to think of areas where we can get one. We're more likely to have only a few selective PhD programs. ' m Volume 2 Number 16 Tuesday, September 21, 1982 New Arts Building Addition Opens Declaring it "the finest facility for music education in the area," the UTSA Divisiori of Music has opened its new 60,075 square foot Arts Building Addition. A 500-seat Recital Hall and a brand new Art Gallery are in¬ tended to "enhance artistic life in the area by taking it to the people," said Dr. Rhoderick Key, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities. A symphony performance and a formal art exhibit will soon launch an active cultural calendar. RECITAL HALL A San Antonio Symphony performance will formally launch UTSA's Recital Hall on September 29th at 8:30. Dr. Bess Hieronymus will perform on the 3,000-pipe natural oak organ. ART GALLERY Octobert 11th will mark UT¬ SA's first formal art exhibition in the new Art Gallery. Works by faculty members will be joined by those of Norman Lundin, an internationally award-winning artist whose work will also soon appear in Tokyo, London, and Paris. A formal receiptlon will be held October 14th and the ex¬ hibit will close October 26th. The new Gallery will be open to the public free of charge Mondays through Fridays 10.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. STUDIOS Students will use a variety bt new studios in the Addition. The electronic piano studio enables Instructors to give in¬ dividual attention while direc¬ ting the whole class. Synthesizers are used in the electronic rhusic studio while genuine calfskin-covered Lud- wig Ringer timpani can be us¬ ed in an adjoining room. Special wall construction throughout the building allows uninterrupted sound integrity in the rooms. REHEARSAL HALLS The Instrumental Rehearsal Kail and the Choral Rehearsal Hall are large and well- designed. New instruments have been purchased by the University to augment the ex¬ isting Inventory. Horns, flutes, trumpets, saxophones are only a few from a long list of new items. INSTRUMENTS Best quality instruments such as a Bosendorfer Im¬ perial Grand piano from Vien¬ na, Austria, a Casavant-Preres pipe organ from Canada, and handmade double-manual con¬ cert French harpsichords are only part of the opulent preparations for the Universi¬ ty's growing student popula¬ tion. MUSIC LIBRARY AND COMPUTER AIDS A Music Performan'ce Library and a Computer-VTR room are readying for full use. The library will contain sheet music as well as retain a com¬ puterized record of all scores and parts used by the UTSA In- strumental and choral ensembles. The computer room has three Apple ll-t- micro¬ computer systems, a laser read videotape disc system, and a videotape camera and playback system. Geometric patterns dominate the main hall of Ihe new art wing. Students can use programs for tutoring, self-testing, or ex¬ tra drill as well as to videotape and analyze themselves in teaching and conducting situations. A special "master teacher" program is being developed to help student teachers identify and correct specific teaching problems. PRACTICE Twenty-four Wenger sound modules are now available for individual and small ensemble practice. Each has at least one piano and four have grand pianos. Two rooms are design¬ ed for organ practice. Soundproofing prevents any blending of sounds t>etween adjacent practice rooms.
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
|Publisher||The Paisano Educational Trust|
|Collection||UTSA Student Publications Collection|
|Coverage||United States; Texas; San Antonio;|
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