$1,000 goes to achievers
The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 1, 1989 - Page 3
BY MARION DAVIS
Last winter, Richard Katskee
heard he won a $1,000 scholarship
for which he had not even applied.
Katskee is one of about five LSA
students who win a special merit
award for academic 'excellence
without even knowing they are
To win the annual award,
;students must be chosen, based on
recommendations from LSA
Executive Committee members, by
the four-member LSA Scholarship
But there is no formal interview-
ing process, and students like
Katskee, an LSA senior majoring in
political science, are often surprised
by the news.
"I was really thrilled that (the
professor who submitted his name)
felt comfortable nominating me," he
said. "I really do love what I do and
what I am studying."
The scholarship, granted to about
five students every year, is based on
outstanding academic achievement
and the potential students show in
their field of study. The scholarships
ire funded through LSA scholarship
funds but are separate from regular
LSA academic scholarships.
BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
Last Sunday night, a slightly dif-
ferent group than the usual Rick's
- American Cafe's two-dollar pitcher
*might crowd invaded that campus
Captain Dave and the Psychedelic
Lounge Cats drew about 100 people
to Rick's that night. And although
:the event was called a "friends
party," sponsored by Lambda Chi
Alpha Fraternity as a benefit concert
for the mentally ill, the show didn't
- exactly fit into the category of
With hands dipped in green and
red paint, lead singer Captain Dave
called the audience's attention to the
Bert Hornback, professor of En-
glish, said he has been nominating
students for the merit award since its
inception about 20 years ago. "It's a
way of recognizing and congratulat-
ing someone on doing exceptional
and good work," he said.
Hornback said he nominates stu-
dents who are excelling in "serious"
courses, those with high expecta-
tions and a large work load.
English Prof. James Ginden, a
member of the nominating commit-
tee, agreed that the scholarship is a
'It's a way of recog-
nizing and congratulating
someone on doing excep-
tional and good work'
-English Prof. Bert
Hornback on the LSA
good way to recognize exceptional
"I am looking for a real interest in
ideas and courses," Ginden said,
adding that he looks for nominees
who work hard and follow interest-
ing, independent academic pursuits.
Faculty members may submit
supportive materials for nominees to
the committee by March 8 in 1402
BY NICOLE SHAW AND
A two-hour satellite telecast from
Washington, D.C., will highlight
the University's celebration of Black
History Month, which begins today.
The telecast, "Beyond a Dream: A
celebration of Black History," will
feature panels on education, politics,
the military, and sports issues. It
will air today at the University's
Chrysler Engineering Center and the
Fleming Building at 1 p.m.
"This is the first time this is be-
ing done," said Derrick Scott, direc-
tor of the University's Minority En-
gineering Program. "Universities
across the country are signing up to
see this program."
The panel members will include
Gen. Bernard Randolph, the only ac-
tive Black four-star general, Dr. Mae
Jennison, the first Black female as-
tronaut, Louisiana Sen. Cleo Feilds,
Ancient Egyptian Studies Prof. Asa
Hilliard, and the Milwaukee Bucks'
Terry Cummings, among others.
The panels will include more than
20 scholars, educators, entertainers,
and others. Viewers will be able to
call in questions and comments to
The University's College of En-
gineering, Office of Minority Affairs
and publishers of the national Black
Issues in Higher Education magazine
will sponsor the event.
Many University groups will
sponsor programs to kick off Black
History Month today. The Black
Student Union is organizing a pre-
sentation on "Ghettoizing Black
History: Why We Only Have His-
tory One Month Out of the Year," 7
p.m. at the Trotter House.
Additionally, the United Coali
tion Against Racism and the Baker-
Mandela Center will sponsor a video
project on Black activism, given by
two high school students from the
South Bronx on Feb. 16.
A traditional Minority Cultural
Festival, featuring a talent show,
will be held in Bursley residence hall
to raise money for minority scholar-
'This is the first time
this is being done... Uni
versities across the coun-
try are signing up to see
-Derrick Scott, di-
rector of the University's
Program on the satellite
telecast for Black History
Wallace Perry, author of the book
Blood, will speak on the experience
of African-American soldiers in
Vietnam on Feb. 9. The event is
being sponsored by BSU.
"There's going to be something
going on every day," said LSA ju-
nior Francis Matthews, a member of
the Black Student Union.
For more information on these
and other events, contact Minority
Get up, stand up
David Hudson, an LSA senior, and Marie-Louise Smith, a senior in the
School of Natural Resources groove to music by Bob Marley on the
porch of the Nakamura Coop.
stage with his self-described
"psychedelic-lounge-funk" music. In
his snug kelly green jump suit, pink
baseball hat, and rose-tinted glasses,
Captain Dave led the band with
splits, raps, and yelps - all within
the traditional James Brown-DMC-
seventies stream of consciousness.
Then the real festivities began.
During the band's performance of
"Sofa Vision," LSA junior Jim
Pyke and a dancer for the band took
the stage. Dressed in a handmade G-
string knitted from turkey breast
filets, a mesmerized Pyke swayed
back and forth while home movies
reflected off his body. Another
dancer, wearing a bikini top of plas-
tic bags filled with creamed corn,
performed her own unique act.
As one may have guessed, the
management eventually requested the
dancers to leave the stage and stop
showing the "questionable" films.
After playing their infamous "Free
James Brown," they acceded to the
But despite the removal of the
dancers and films from the stage,
Rick's manager and part owner Rick
Novak brought the band's perfor-
mance to a premature end. Novak cut
off the power to the band's ampli-
fiers, ending the band's performance
after only half a set.
"That's the mystery of it - we
did turn off the films and the dancers
left the stage," said lead guitarist and
Art School junior Dave Murray.
"But in the middle of the song, they
tuned off the power so all our amps
went out. That's the unexplained
"I love what I do and I've gotten
feedback from the audience who en-
joys it, so I don't understand why
[Rick's] shut down the show,"
dancer Pyke said.
Many customers demanded their
money back but were refused because
the show was a benefit concert.
"Since it was for a charity,
[Novak] could have taken that into
consideration and let the people en-
joy the show they paid for," said
LSA junior Jowa Coffey after the
Novak said the band was breaking
pornography laws. He said he decided
to "shorten the show" despite the
band's removal of the dancers and
films because, "at that point I sim-
ply made the decision that the show
"I have nothing against art," said
Novak. "It's just not the type of
show we do here at Rick's American.
However, most of the people who
attended said they had enjoyed the
"The crowd was very into the
show and Rick should care about his
customers' feeling, not his own per-
sonal taste," said Tracey Heintz.
In the year the band has been to-
gether, they have performed at the
Beat, the Halfway Inn, and Lambda
Chi Fraternity and have never been
asked to leave. Members of the band
described their other performances as
"even more risque and crude."
But Captain Dave suspected it
was a particular part of his own ap-
parel, rather than the films and
dancers, that frightened away the
"regulars" and brought the band's
performance to its untimely end.
"I think it was the autographed
Ricardo Montalban necklace they
didn't like," said Dave. "Some peo-
ple can't handle quality actors like
Ricardo Montalban. He's from Fan-
tasy Island, you know."
Last Friday's Daily contained a story linking AIDS and Multiple
Sclerosis. This does not mean that the two can be communicated the same
U.S. teens score low
in math and science
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Americans and Their Games"
- A. Bartlett Giamatti, William W.
Cook Lecture 2, 100 Hutchins Hall, 4
pm. Wheelchair accessible.
"Fiber Optic Biosensors" -
David Seeger, Chem. Dept., 1200
Chem., 4:10 pm.
Organic Seminar - Title to be
announced, T. Majid, Chem. Dept.,
1300 Chem., 4 pm.
"Friendship or Romance? How
Do You Tell?" - Brown Bag
Lunch Discussion, International Cen-
ter, 12 noon-1 pm.
Video-"Debate 1984: Socialism
or Capitalism - Which is the
Moral System?" - U of M Stu-
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Business, 7:30 pm. Admission free.
International Student Affairs
Committee - MSA Office, Michi-
gan Union, 7:30 pm. All students
Indian .& Pakistani-American
Students' Council - Michigan
Rm., Michigan Union, 7:30 pm.
SWING (Student Women's
Initiative Group) - Coordinating
Committee Meeting, Pond Rm.,
Michigan Union, 5:30 pm. Call 994-
3577 for more info.
Ann Arbor Coalition Against
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For 10th Annual Take Back the
Night March and Rally, Community
Access, 5th Ave. and Huron St., Sec-
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Hall, 5 pm.
WAND (Women's Action for
Nuclear Disarmament) - 2209
Michigan Union, 7 pm.
Outing Club Meeting - 439
Mason Hall, 6 pm. Planning Chicago
Trip, Dinner at Drakes Afterwords.
LASC Business Meeting -
Wolverine Rms. A,B,C, Michigan
Union, 8 pm.
Stilyagi Air Corps Mass
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League. Dr. Eric Rabkin will lead a
discussion on "Why We Love Mon-
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Islamic Coffee Hour Presents
"Islam & Superpowers" - Feb.
2, 1303 EECS, 12:30-1:30 pm. Free
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Study Abroad Workshops - In-
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Ameri-
can teen-agers scored last in math
and well below the mean in science
in an international survey whose re-
sults "pose a serious challenge to
our position in the world commu-
nity," the Educational Testing Ser-
vice said Tuesday.
The U.S. youngsters were
outperformed in math by their coun-
terparts in four other countries and
four Canadian provinces and were
among the worst science achievers in
the assessment of 24,000 13 year
Education Secretary Lauro Cava-
zos called the situation "a national
tragedy," while other educators
termed the survey results frightening
ETS tried to put a less-pes-
simistic face on their findings, not-
ing that almost all of the U.S. teen-
agers demonstrated mastery of basic
math skills and knowledge of every-
day science facts.
"The United States has tradition-
ally thought of itself as technologi-
cally innovative and in the forefront
in science," the report said. "These
results pose a serious challenge to
our position in the world commu-
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