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UAC Adds

Excitement to Campus

World Artists Perform

The catchy initials UAC stand
for University Activities Center,
an organization of the students,
by the students, and for the stu-
dents. It is responsible for many
of the campus social activities
and much of its intellectual fer-
It is the offspring of the mer-
ger between the men's Union and
the women's League, and still
makes abundant use of the re-
sources of both.
UAC is the driving force behind
such annual festivities as Home-

coming and Winter Weekend.
This year, it will sponsor a new
event, Labor Day Weekend, to re-
lieve the boredom characteristic
of the first weekend of the fall
This latest addition will feature
Louis Armstrong. Another attrac-
tion will be "The King and His
Court," a four-man semi-profes-
sional softball team who will take
on challenges from any quarter.
There will also be an all-campus.
picnic, a song fest, free films,
and a car rally. The weekend will
be brought to a grand and glor-

ious finale Monday night with a
fireworks display.
Homecoming Weekend staged
in October, will include, accord-
ing to UAC Vice-President Roslyn
Braeman, "just about everything
typical of Homecoming." Although
this year there will be an attempt
to make the event "more for
alums." The Campus Queen
Beauty contest, which was initi-
ated last year, will be continued.
The major social event of the
winter semester will be Winter
Weekend, for which the detailed
arrangements are yet to be made.

The Soph Show and Musket are
also annually sponsored UAC pro-
jects. This year Soph Show will
present "Once Upon a Mattress."
Musket will be abroad'most of the
fall, touring the Far East. They
will put on productions during;
the winter semester. Tentatively
Musket will stage the recent
Broadway hit, "Funny Girl."
For steady weekly entertain-!
ment, UAC will again offer thea
Little Club and Bimbo's Night
Out. The Little Club can be found'
at the Union every Friday night.
It usually features a jazz band or
a folk singer in an informal and
completely free atmosphere.
Bimbo's Night Out is held at
the League and is a bit more
structured. It is primarily a dated
event and features folk singers
and dancing, with a night club
The UAC Social Committee will
again offer bridge and dancing
lessons. This year there will also
be a boys' cooking class, a sorely,
needed addition to the University
Turning to more intellectual
m a t t e r s, UAC's Contemporary"
Discussion Committee is inaugu-
rating a new speakers' program,'
with the intent of presenting in-
teresting and informative speak-
ers to the University community.
Despite the fame and notoriety
of the various people whom they
have brought to campus in the,
past - Sen. Everett Dirksen of
Illinois, Sargent Shriver, Ross
Barnett, Malcolm X, and George
Lincoln Rockwell-there have not
generally been a large number of
very well known speakers in any
one year.
Next year's program, "Contro-
versy '67," will feature four well
known speakers. Prices will be set
set as low as possible.
Warren Report
The program will begin - Sept.
27 with Mark Lane, author of
"Rush to Judgment," and well
known critic of the Warren Com-
mission Report. He will be follow-
ed on Oct. 8 by Barry Goldwater,
speaking on "The Immediate
On Oct. 11, Bishop James Pike,
former Episcopal bishop of Cali-
fornia, will candidly discuss such
issues as nuclear weapons, space
exploration, psychadelic exper-
ience, mini-skirts, and "the rele-
vance of the God-Image to a so-
ciety preoccupied with topless
F. Lee Bailey, who has probably
become in his six years of prac-
tice, the most controversial law-
yer in the country, will end the
program on Oct. 29. He will tell

why "the defense never can, and
never does, rest."
As a new feature this year, UAC
will provide Friday afternoon dis-
cussions led by well-known per-
sonalities from within the Uni-
versity who will explain their own
views on topics of current interest.
UAC does not yet have a title for,
this program but "it will be a
Hyde Park idea," explains Miss1
College Bowls
There will also be college bowlsj
-academic teams of individuals
who will answer questions submit-
ted by professors. The answers,
will be verified by some author-
ized source. Miss Braeman says
that UAC "just thinks this would;
be kind of fun," although there
will be prizes.
Turning to more aesthetic mat-
ters, the Creative Arts Committee
will again put on its annual Cre-
ative Arts Festival, featuring jazz
concerts, poetry reading, and
other related activities. To keep
students informed about these ac-
tivities, there will be, as always!
a Creative Arts' Monthly Calen-
dar, which will be distributed to
all the housing units, and calen-
dar notebooks.
The UAC International Com-
mittee will sponsor, as it has in
the past, chartered flights to
Europe. This year it will also try
to arrange a trip to the Bahamas
over Christmas vacation. It will
continue to compile tourist infor-
mation for students wishing to
travel abroad.
World's Fair
The World's Fair will again be
presented. UAC will also try to
promote the housing of interna-
tional students with American
students during Christmas vaca-
tion, despite the failure of last
year's program.
T h e University's expanding
North Campus is included in
UAC's plans for the coming year.
Mixers, jazz concerts, and book
reviews will be the "March on
Bursley," a dance and reception.
to be held near the beginning of
the year at the University'q new-
est dorm, Bursley Hall.
In addition to its various new
and continued features, UAC will
also sponsor the last production
of a very old and revered institu-
tion-a Hatcher Tea, which will
probably be in October.
Besides service to the campus
at large, UAC offers to the in-
dividual an opportunity to make
his college days varied and rich.
Talents and interests covering a
broad spectrum combine to make
UAC a vital and functioning part
of campus life.

Under Tut elae
By JILL CRABTREE monic Orchestra are scheduled; as
The University Musical Society, well as a performance by the Na-
which this year observes its 89th tional Ballet from Washington,
season, has been planning con- D.C., and an original Viennese
certs for students since its orga- production starring Giuseppe di

certs will be held in the period
between the end of final examina-
tions and the graduation exercises.
The newest festival put on by
the University Musical Society is
the Fairlane Festival, which made
its debut this past summer as a
highlight of the Sesquicentennial
cultural presentations. The festival
was held outdoors on the grounds

nization in 1879. Its founding pur-
pose was to maintain a choral so-
ciety and orchestra, to provide
public concerts and to maintain a
school of music which would offer
instruction comparable to that of
University schools and colleges.
Today, the society no longer
operates a music school; in 1940
the University took over full con-
trol and responsibility for the
school which was operated by the
society. But the other functions
of the society continue undimin-
Gail Rector, UMS director, says,
"The society is devoted to main-
taining the highest ideals in mu-
sic appreciation and presentation.
By bringing the artistry of the
world to the campus, we feel the
cultural life of the students will
be given an impetus that will
sustain their interest andtideals
throughout their lives. We aim to
broaden their horizons as to what
the arts can mean to them, and
give them a new standard of ex-
Graphic Demonstration
The society's past season was a
graphic demonstration of this
stated objective. Highlights of the
year included performances by An-
dres Segovia, Van Cliburn, Emil
Gilels, and the Boston Symphony,
among many others.
This year, the society will be-
gin its season with two concerts
arranged especially for the Sesqui-
centennial celebration. On Sep-
tember 12, the New York Phil-
harmonic, conducted by Leonard
Bernstein, will present in Hill Au-
ditorium the initial concert of a'
worldwide tour to commemorate
their 125th anniversary. The or-
chestra will play the world pre-
miere of a symphony by Aaron
Following these concerts, the so-
ciety will begin its 22nd annual
Extra Series. This year, concerts
by the Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra, the Yomiuri Japanese Orches-
tra, and the Stockholm -Philhar-

Steanoof Land of Smiles," an
operetta by Franz Lehar.
Choral Union
Highlighting the Choral Union
Series, now in its fifth year, twill

be a performance by Les Ballets of the old Ford estate. now a part
Canadiens of the Expo '67 produc- of the University's Dearborn cam-
tion of Carl Orff's opera, "Carm- pus,
ina Burana." Van Cliburn will Five Concerts
give his fifth Ann Arbor perform- With a budget of $50,000 to
ance as part of this series. Among $60,000 for music, Rector organ-
others appearing will be Christa ized five concerts for the festival,
Ludwig, soprano, the Royal Phil- mnluding performances by the
hermoncOrcyhestraofyonhdstChicago Symphony's Baroque Or-
the Toronto Symphony.Orchestra chestra, Yehudi Menuhin and the
and the Vienna Symphony. Bt etvlOceta h
Chamber music is also an in- Bath Festival Orchestra, the
tegral part of the Ann Arbor con- Stratford Festival Orchestra of
cert season. This year the Chan- Canada, and two Caramoor Fest-

ber Arts Series and the Chamber
Music Festival staged in Rackham
Lecture Hall, will include per-
formances by the Chamber Sym-
phony of Philadelphia, conducted
by Anshel Brusilov, the Chicago
Little Symphony, conducted by
Thor Johnson, and the Warsaw
Chamber Orchestra.
Making their second appear-
ance on the University campus
will be Music from Marlboro, a
group of instrumentalists who
spend their summers concertizing
at a summer music colony in
Marlboro, Vt.
In the beginning of December
the University Choral Union, un-
der the direction of Lester Mc-
Coy, will give their annual per-
formance of Handel's "Messiah."
The Choral Union, founded in
1879, was originally the outgrowth
of a "Messiah Club" made up of
singers from several local church-
es. The group now numbers about
300 singers, including both towns-
people and students.
Messian Concerts
In addition to its "Messiah"
concerts, the Choral Union has
since 1894 participated in the an-
nual May Festivals. This year, as
last, the May Festival will be
held in April, due to the pressures
of the trimester system. The con-

ival operas, "Curlew River" and
"The Burning Fiery Furnace."
The festival was recognized as
significant by several critics, in-
cluding Harold C. Schonberg of the
New York Times. Schonberg wrote,
"Fair Lane has many things going
for it. a lovely location, high musi-
cal ideals, the potentiality of ex-
pansion to a really important fes-
The problem is, will the fes-
tival have an opportunity to ex-
pand? At this writing, the society
is seeking full support from the
University and alunmae to enable
the initial effort to be sustained
in the annual program. But as
yet no definite plans have been
In addition to concerts put on
by the University Musiscal Society,
a student has the opportunity to
attend several regularly scheduled
events of the School of Music.
Among those performing each year
are the two student orchestras, the
University Philharmonia and the
University Symphony Orchestra,
and the world-reknowned Stanley
Quartet. The Varsity Band also of-
fers several selections at an an-
nual Varsity Night held in the fall.
All of these concerts are relatively

A Parade, Complete with Floats, Highlights Homecoming Weekend

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