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The MAROON Vol. 62, No. 21 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 March 30,1984 Mudbug Time! I Maria Cordero enjoys Friday's TGIF. -Photo by John McCusker I I I First class reviews honors program By Rene Sanchez Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles exploring the University Honors Program which will graduate its first class in May. The first article gave an overview of the program and its goals. What follows are some perspectives from seniors completing their fourth year in the program. Four years ago, they arrived. So did the program. For some, it has been a "unique educational experience." For others, "the valuable discoveries have been too few and far between." Despite the contradicting opinions SECOND IN A SERIES they offer about their four years in Loyola's University Honors Program, these senior presidential scholars share at least one sentiment: somebody had to be first. "It was worth it in terms of the money we received but there was a big problem with the 'guinea pig, class," Bobby Barth, psychology major, said. "Course after course was trial and error. We're leaving a big wake of change. There's a certain amount of pride to be first, but there are some advantages to coming after." According to Stan Hjartberg, history major, this year's freshman honors class is receiving a different experience and more refined classes than his class did four years ago. Although they acknowledged a 'guinea pig' cloud, most of the seniors easily found a silver lining in the program. "Yes, there have been problems. It's been in a constant state of revision," Sally Peyrefitte, German major, said. "But it was a marvelous opportunity to get a great education. And it's hard to beat full tuition." "The good parts outweighed the bad parts," Hjartberg said. "Often, you came away with the sense that you have been touched by a genius, and that's a valuable experience." Cathy Rome, computer science major, said, "It's made me look at things in a different way, look at the world in a different perspective." "1 would say the best part has been LU, fair sign contract; students star in revue By Kim Trotter Loyola's College of Music and the Louisiana World Exposition will cosponsor a special musical revue at the fair, highlighting the culture of the Mississippi River valley, according to exposition officials. The announcement was made at a press conference March 16 in the Danna Center. According to University Relations, the musical revue, titled What Mama Never Told Me 'Bout Big Muddy, was conceived by Richard Greene, associate professor of music. The revue, performed by Loyola music students, highlights the musical styles of New Orleans and the Mississippi delta, said David Swanzy, dean of the College of Music. According to Greene, the 35-minute revue will be performed six times a day, six days a week at the fair. Two casts of 12 students each — singers, dancers and musicians — will perform on alternating days. Greene said, "Loyola is the only university represented at the fair in these respects." "In May of 1982, Dean Swanzy asked the College of Music faculty to come up with ideas that could revolve around the theme of the fair, and that is when I conceived the idea about the musical revue," Greene said. According to Greene, in May 1983 Dean Swanzy made the final proposal. At that time, they [Greene and Swanzy] had completely conceptualizedconceptualized the show, size of the cast, set design and stage craft along with a scene by scene breakdown. The fair administrators accepted this idea and the contract was negotiated. The contract was finalized in December of 1983. Swanzy said, "The budgeting for the show is a shared arrangement. . . . For every dollar Loyola spends the fair will match it." Swanzy added that a substantial amount of the money will go toward the scholarships for the students participating in the musical revue. The scholarships will be awarded for the 1984-85 academic year. In addition to the scholarships, the students will be making $4 an hour for six hours daily when they are performing."Loyola committed their 50 percent of the deal before the official contract was signed by the World's Fair," Swanzy said. The College of Music had to get approval for financial matters from the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, and the Administrative Council before any negotiations between Loyola and the World's Fair could take place, Swanzy added. "The 50/50 proposal was designed by Loyola because we wanted a partnership with the fair," Swanzy said. Greene prepared the layout of the scenes, the music, script and the original music. John A. Mahoney, coordinator of jazz studies, is arranging all of the musical numbers. "There is a collaboration between Mahoney and myself. This is not my show; I am more of a producer-type consultant," Greene added, pointing out that other Loyola faculty members are also involved with the show's production. "We would like to preview the show for the Loyola community, but there are logistic problems with transporting the set from the fair site to the stage in Nunemaker Hall," Greene said. He said there would be no way to perform the revue without the set because it is pertinent to the show and most of the choreography is built around the set. "However," Greene said, "we have not discarded the idea of performing the revue for the university because we would like very much for Loyola to see the show." With an expected audience of more than half a million people, the show, one of only two permanent shows at the fair, will be good publicity for the university, Greene said. See Honors /page 2 SGA election coverage, starting p. 4.
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