The Michigan Doily-Sunday, September 20, 1981--Pa9e 3
UAC revives Viewpoint
Your life can
By FANNIE WEINSTEIN
The Viewpoint Lecture Series-cancelled last term
because of financial problems and student apathy-is
giving it another shot this year with a more
"realistic" approach, according to officials at the
University Activities Center.
"The main difference financially is that we're
being more realistic about the budget. We know we
cannot bring a $6,000 lecturer to Hill Auditorium and
expect to break even," said Randy Albert, president
of UAC, which sponsors the series.
VIEWPOINT DIRECTOR David Trott added,
"We're also going to be taking less risks and are
being more realistic about what kind of attendance
we can expect."
This "realism" means that Viewpoint will not pay
the large sums necessary to contract "big name" lec-
turers, as the series did in past years. Viewpoint will
not go out on a limb, fronting a large honorarium, and
gamble that enough students will attend the lecture
sothat the series can break even.
The only two lecturers Viewpoint has lined up for
this fall are both regional personalities who have
agreed to speak for free.
L. Brooks Patterson, the controversial Oakland
County prosecuter who has announced his bid for
governor, will speak Oct. 13. And tax cut crusader
Robert Tisch will appear on Nov. 4, exactly one year
after his hotly-debated "Proposal D" was defeated
ANOTHER CHANGE is that tickets will now cost
$1.00 and lectures will take place in the Pendleton
Room at the Michigan Union. There is also a chance
that the series will branch, out to the Residential
College Auditorium or Rackham Hall, Albert said.
Last year, all three Viewpoint programs during the
first semester-an appearance by consumer ad-
vocate Ralph Nader, a debate between commen-
tators Shana Alexander and James Kilpatrick and a
speech by former Yippie Abbie Hoffman-lost
Sixteen thousand out of the $17,000 allocated to the
series by UAC was spent on the three lectures but
revenue from ticket fees was only $6,500.
"In the past three years though we haven't been
totally unsuccessful. Last year the basic problem was
that the lectures weren't the kind of entertainment
people wanted," Albert said. "I'm not even sure any
lecture is viable for campuses today. But we feel
strongly that it's an important series. Except for
some classes, there is no other place where speakers
are brought in."
TROTT AGREED. "We've brought in good lec-
turers but the students haven't shown up."
This year UAC is classifying Viewpoint as a
"special project" rather than a committee. "What
this means is that Viewpoint now has more intimate
standing and will receive a little more attention from
the entire UAC organization. We're keeping a closer
eye on it," Albert said.
The future of Viewpoint is in the hands of the
students, according to Trott. "If the fall lectures are
successful, I can see bringing in some more good lec-
turers but if they're not, I can't see the series con-
tinuing. It would be the end of Viewpoint."
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Traditional music will be featured at the Third Ann Arbor Festival of Folk
Song and Dance today from noon until 11 p.m. It will take place on the
grounds of Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Rd. Local musicians and dance
groupswill present concerts and workshops. Admission at the gate will
be $4. Children under 12 and senior citizens will be admitted free.
CFT-The Philadelphia Story, 2 & 7 p.m.; Bringing Up Baby, 4 & 9 p.m.,
AAFC-From the Life of the Marionettes, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Alternative Action-Coal Miner's Daughter, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II-Bed and Sofa, 7 & 9 p.m.; Au Hasard Balthazar, 8:30 p.m.,
Cinema Guild-The Mad Magician, (in 3-D), 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
The Stage Company-Hold Me, 3 & 8 p.m., Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State St.
School of Music-Gabriel Weinreich, "What Does a Computer Sound Like
When It Thinks About Pianos?" 3 p.m., Stearns Concert Hall:
School of Music-Organ Recital Series, Marijim Thoene and Michelle
Stout, 7 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tecumseh.
Center for Near East & North African Studies & Arabic Language
Bilingual Materials Center-Concert, "An Evening of Arabic Music," by the
rArbic Traditinal Mts,-icTsemble of Toronto, 7:30 p~m., Rackham Lecture
St. Mary's Student Chapel-Street Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., E. William Street.
Computing Center-Card-box clean-up, 8 a.m.-noon, Computing Center &
Hillel-Lox and Bagels brunch, with Prof. Carl Cohen, "The TV in the
Courtroom: On Fairness and Freedom," 11 a.m., 1429 Hill St.
Old West Side Association-Old West Side Homes Tour, 1-6 p.m., begins at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Liberty and Third streets.
Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling-Discussion on Buddhist texts, 4-5:30
p.m., 734 Fountain.
Human Sexuality Office-Get acquainted part for Gay/Lesbian students,
faculty, staff, 6 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Hillel-Kosher Deli Dinner, 6 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Hillel-Meekreh Kosher Deli Dinner, 6 p.m., East Quad Rm. 164.
Hillel-Israeli Folk Dancing, 7-10 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Registration begins today for the Artists & Craftsmen Guild's Fall Ar-
tspace Classes at Ticket Central, located on the first floor of the Michigan
Union. Registration hours are from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
CFT-Citizen Kane, 4, 7 &-9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
AAFC-Reefer Madness, 7 p.m.; High School Confidential, 8:40 p.m., Aud.
A, Angell Hall.
Cinema Guild-Kwaidan, 7 p.m., Lorch Hall.
School of Music-Organ Recital, Edward Workmon, 8 p.m., Ashland
Avenue Baptist Church, Toledo.
Guild House Campus Ministry-Poetry Reading, John Beck & Danny
Rendlemann, 8 p.m., 802 Monroe St.
Center for Near Eastern & North African Studies-Brown bag talk,
George Sawa, "The Arts of the Middle East," noon, Commons Room, Lane
Chemistry - Fred Moore, "The Chemistry & Use of Molybdenum Com-
pounds as Smoke Suppressents in PVC Formulations," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
SACUA-1:15 p.m., West Alcove, fourth floor, Rackham.
Senate Assembly - 3:15 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Bicycle Club-7:30 p.m., Room 24, East Engineering.
Ann Arbor/UM AFS Chapter-7:30-8:15 p.m., International Center, 603 W.
Extension Service - Independent Accountants Association of Michigan:
Helping Clients Cope with Inflation and Tight Credit, 7:45 a.m., Registration
at Marriott Inn.
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