RENAISSANCE University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
You know, it .
you get used to
August thought processes
home for the
SCHOOL. ;ms to take forever, J freedom, partying, friends, and boy and girlfriends takes ,
About three days before the end of vacation you go on a wild buying ;. Buy posters. Buy food. Buy booze. Pack the car. Drive to CJRI. Moving in's got to be the best day of Just pure fun and reiaxaevery year No
back with friends.
That first night back, even hassles of parking and rearra room, might be called the ante the last, although we experienced that feeling yet. And then there's the first ca the new year, "Dad, you shoul ignad of a roommate I've got. some place I can't even prom name of." Nearly four years later, you you leave that ignad. And yc that college isn't the big, uc
Halloween. My favorite. The day can be yourself (or someone else) and fit in no matter what. Want to be a human tarantula? Sure. How about something so bizarre people still haven't figured It out. It's a guaranteed good time too, you know, no matter where you go. A Ram's Den party. This year Parallel Fifth and the Probers sent us be-bopping around for a few good you
hours. Then there's the down-the-line par like, and
ties with electric-aid and the
contests to see who's the funniest
looking. Try to go through the whole night without revealing your identity "
too. That's fun.
The bars are Interesting because you get a nice blend of normal and abnormal people. Those without costumes stare at the remaining weirdos because they're dressed up. But who's the weird one? This is Halloween fellows.
football. Lots and lots of sudsy stuff in "Styrofoam" souvenir mugs. Lord knows more reminiscing for the others that have left us behind. It's a time to remember the finer side of social activities, past and present. "Hey Sue, haven't seen you in a
Hey John, how's Douglas? An engineer?
You could stool at the
Willows." A time to forget about studying for at least a day, and usually the weekend. Enjoy the smallest state's state
of the westerners, those who haven't discovered electricity yet. But a school especially ap preciated on such a natural high of a
Before the monsoons and the bliz zards (yes, about a week) there are of course the beaches. The beaches that make Rhode Island "The Ocean State," Sand Hill Cove, Bonnet, Scarborough, Green Hill, 'Gansett Pier, Harbour Island; did I forget
anything? Skipping Management 305 on a Tuesday morning and traveling to the beach with
and what and
whoever. Think of
it. How many other can boast the beaches of CIRl? How many can boast the down-the-line life? It's called Growing Up on Your Own, and isn't that what college is all about? Run through Bonnet to 'Gansett Pier and follow the water and the rocks. The sand. Feel calves, hamstrings, and stomach muscles relax. Get together on a Saturday in ear ly May. Blow off work. Who cares? The end is near.
T^l u u rrrrrriTLj
Have you ever driven through Saunderstown or Bonnet at night and gazed across the shimmering water? If you have, then you've seen that alighted invitation to Newport the Newport Bridge. The crossroads to fun. Sometimes the crossroads for on ly one car at a time, if you've ever crossed the
night. you cross the umbilical cord of life there are things like One Pelham East, The Black Peari, and Yesterday's, you can't even recount But
them all. You could
go through all of Newport during your four years and
of the still miss some many attractions. The mansions, the cobblestone streets, the restaurants, the tourists
and the races. A good alternative
Back to school, going backdoor through Plains Road on a Sunday night. To the left, woods. To the right, the vast expanse of a lighted up rural University, glowing like a star from afar.
Yup, gotta like it. It belongs to you; it's what you pay the zillion dollars a year for. A feeling of, "Yes, I go to URI, and URI is a part of me." The feeling doesn't fade, whether you're a first semester freshman or a second year graduate student.
Calm. Plains Road. Serenity. Does the hustle and bustle of 12:28 on a
Tuesday really exist? Hard to im agine. Nature, 100-acre piond. Turf farm. Jogging down Plains Road on a warm, yet cheerful September day escape academics.
Do you know Plains Road, the new home of the WRIU tower? If you don't take a left at the traffic lights two streets prior to the main en trance, you might not. It's a sneaky way of sliding into the University while avoiding the excess hysteria (if you don't desire that extra excite "My road." ment). It's kind of like
If for some strange reason you know where the library is, have you paid attention to how you got
there? The brick walk, the small trees, the benches where students and faculty munch and gab. The lights at
night, making the library almost desirable even though you say, "Do 1 have to?" It's one of the nicest walkways at URI. Early on a foggy evening, those the campus in a state of
drowsiness and some students in a state of reverie. Thoughts of weekend parties, or who. Gradua games, or you know tion. The trip to Florida. They all
clear when you walk down the brick path to the lost continent the library. And there it stands in all its glory. Have you ever noticed that it doesn't blend in like the Engineerina buildings do? Or Bliss and E seem so
Don't you get the feeling that some strange power emits from it? Big. Greyish-white with the steps leading
building of wicked knowledge. The path, like up to the
the lights at Stop. Look up night. Then loofc; at the library. This at
It's weird if you've ever been in their locker room over the past few years. No nasty looks. No quiet responses. No screaming coaches. Minus the disappointment. Tears of
Yankee Conference Co-champs. Do you feel the impact of that? Number one from Squashed by .
nearly all. Sure you've seen Tommy Lasorda squirted by champagne, but to have
Yes there is a God and he wears blue, gold, and white, and yes he had his day, Dennen did. Two, not one, two fumble recoveries when it looked like URI might Oh, I can't say it. Mr. Dennen was a dic tionary of excitement. He deserv ed to be. Jon Rodgers, URI's own Marcus Allen. Jim Roberson, Den nis Talbot, the big play men. Can I ...
something the team?
Sure, but then this
been there in the victorious locker room that sunny fall Saturday when URI did IT beat UConn. Crown the Rams. No more laughing at those Rams, I'll tell you. They did too.
opening would be the middle and closing of the yearbook as well.
Mark Dennen, hardly and only sometime
of the heroes. He linebacker, was like a two year old at Christmas. one
It didn't matter all that much when URI got blown out by Idaho State in the playoffs. We were the Yankee Con
1982 Renaissance Student Life Academics
LEE GREENWALD Co-Editor-in-Chief
TERESA PAGLIONE Co-Editor-in-Chief
PETER MINIATI Assistant
JODI FOURNIER Business
ANN MAYER Senior Co-Editor
KIMBERLY B. POTTER
CHRISTINE BYRNE Assistant Activities Edito
JOANNE CARDUCCI Assistant
Kaleidoscope of Life Styles
There are many different types of lifestyles at URI. Most freshmen come to the school as either dorm residents or commuters, and they eventually go Greek or choose down-the-line living. Whichever lifestyle one
chooses, the experience is shared by many. "Where's B suits Halls Phone calls and Tower?" Dorm Olympics dining halls semi-formals in Connecticut .
RA's the residents' best friends .
Everyone must certainly remember his first impres sion of the dormitory. The crowded lobby, the check-in, the walk through the corridor, the unlocking of the door, and suddenly the room hits you. Initial reactions varied from "This is going to be great!" to "How will I ever
decent-looking?!", to "Oh God, this is ab solutely pathetic!" As distressing as it may have seem ed, it didn't take long to transform that "pathetic" little cell into something that could be called home. Those lit tle personal touches. Pictures of friends that you were going to leave at home, made room 571 "my place." Some people are not quite satisfied with Dorm life though. For them, an option is Greek living. make this
Sororities Rush activities Initiation Pledge pins Greek Brothers and sisters Greek week alphabet Frat parties Chariots Happy hour and super socials at
Caesars Greek life is a definitely different type of on-campus to a house is more than just finding a place to live. It rheans a lifelong commitment to the house. The houses also offer several types of activities from inter-house socials to Paddy Murphy week. Still, though many students look for other ways to live. Some
choose down-the-line. "who has the Real houses balanc car?!" empty fridges paying the ing the budget bills Bonnet, Matunuck, and Par every place in between ties! Making it to classes on .
"Living down-the-line is a good preparation for life after college. I never imagined that managing a household could be so hard." Any down-the-liner can tell
-^Thc first storm of the year left Brian
flis way out of Bonnet Shores.
toga party with DZ.
cramp students life
a one room
you about the problems they encounter just trying to live comfortably. "It really makes you appreciate those little comforts of home, things you take for granted like gas, heat, food, money." As difficult as it may seem, most down-the-liners will also talk about how good it feels to be out on their own. "It's exciting when you pull off a really successful meeting or party at your house." Some, though, still refuse to leave home. They go out and hunt for a decent and reliable car, or if they're lucky they may already have one, and everyday they begin the drive to school.
Flat tires ...
on my tail The "Mom leave me Good home-cooked
Oh, No! No Gas!
carpool alone!" food
For some people easiest choice. They
commuting from home was the already had a private room or a
roommate, and there wouldn't be the hassle of moving into a dorm. The problems, though, sometimes outweigh the advantages. Leaving your house at 10 minutes before 9 for a 9:00 class can make for a headache or two. Students at URI have many different types of lifestyles to choose from. Whichever one they choose, they are sure to be happy. Good friends and good times
"QH^ Karen Canaan
A never ending complaint heard around URI is one concerning the state of food on campus. Just as URI
offers many different lifestyles, it of fers many different eating facilities.
Obviously the most frequented places to eat on campus are the din ing halls. These institutions are also
choice. For breakfast and lunch they must find food elsewhere, but they do not find this to be too much of an inconvenience.
the most criticized. As freshman Julie Wojnowski states, "It's generic. They buy the food at the beginning of the month and freeze it 'til the
shipment." Unfortunately, there is only so much anyone can do with such large quantities of food. So when things start looking really bleak it is always comforting to
lootcing always comforting
that the Ram's Den and DelMor's are waiting not too far off. The students who live in the fraternities and sororities have a more positive attitude toward their meals than do those in the dorms. "It's good because you know the cook well and you see the food that comes in. There's also a better selec tion and you eat right in the houses. Of course you have to do the dishes,
Den and Delmor's
but that's a small price to pay," says Guy LaSorsa from Fiji. All frater nities are equipped with their own
kitchen and dining room, however not all sororities are. The gids who live in the sororities without these facilities dine at the fraternity of their
bleak it is
know that the Ram's
not too far
is eggs and brocolli." Down-the-line housemates Lynn Bramandee and
Melanie Lawless explain that there are different ways to cope with their food budget. "You end up eating at the Ram's Den a lot and the more you eat out the less you pay for food at home, so it all equals out." And of course there are the com muters who can go home to Mom's good cooking every night. Accord ing to Phil Canaan, "It's really not that great. You don't ever appreciate something good until you haven't had it in a while."
Through all the complaints most everyone will agree that they all manage to eat every day. Any freshman plagued with the "freshman fifteen," or the fifteen that pounds every student supposed ly gains in his first year, will be able to prove that it is possible to eat than one's share URI offers many eating facilities as well as numerous candy and soda even more
Many of finding food
the inconveniences of lie with the down-theliners. "The food is better because you cook it yourself. Of course there is less time for grocery shopping so a lot of the time you open the frigerator and find that all you have
machines. So whether
pizza, salads, can
be assured that
candy bars, are
iQnm Karen Canaan
Students Won't Allow
Get in the Way the mud.
leave the dormitories
Going uphill to your classes. These may not sound like major difficulties to the average stu dent or faculty member at URI, but handicapped, these problems.
to those who
Thierfield, coordinator of
vices for students, faculty, and staff who are handicapped, says that ac
includes helping handicapped students settle into their dormitories, assisting in scheduling of classes to aid in convenience, and making sure that the University complies with Federal Law
handicapped people. Jack McKen na, a quadraplegic who attended CJRI for
but then withdrew
related his feelings on Miss Thier field. "Jane sets up everything for us; she arranges for us to have classes and coordinates them. She deserves a medal in my opinion. I also think she deserves a bigger of fice." Theirfield's present closetsized office is located on the third floor of the Memorial Union, in the student life department. Many of the tribulations that han dicapped students face each day would not even be considered by the average student, unless he was placed in the same situation. Students on campus did exactly that this year during Handicapped Awareness Week, a program de
signed to acquaint the campus with the problems faced by handicapped students. It involved direct participa tion, such as trying to maneuver in a wheelchair for a full day. McKenna operates a powered AHandicapped Awareness Week offered the cam pus different opportunities to experience firsthand some of the problems students encounter, by spen ding a day in a wheelchair.
wheelchair around the campus. When asked about snowstorms, he says, "I still slide when there's ice on the ground, and they only plow one two paths, and I have to search for those." In general though, "I find the University pretty decent (as far as accessibility). There are better and worse places than this," con cludes McKenna.
Although Meg petes in the 100-
that Meg has accrued ai proud of. At the 1980 Inte Palsey n>" mark, Meg brought ho le
medals. Then in tWc auium the National Cerebral Pa
of 1982, Meg ' International Cerebral mer
to do." The >r<ijtv nivfK
thinks about the dedication of the lople who help her.
"" up, sh" "when I compete I don't feel like the busir """ '"i a handicap, I just f"' ther student or athlete, e are all proud of. T. J. Paglion
Becky Strycharz, URI,
problem she encounters daily is pushing herself uphill to classes from in Tucker. "The sidewalks also have roads gigantic potholes," she explains. this on problem she Elaborating says, "The first two weeks of school her
was totally sore from pushing myself, but now I'm used to it." Strycharz and McKenna both had
many difficulties concerning mud around campus. "You sink in it like quicksand," says Strycharz. She
also adds that many of the pathways are caked with mud and loose
gravel. One wishes
remain anonymous, with agrees that there is a problem and stones loose gravel on the sidewalks. "With the renovating of to
the sidewalks all the way around the quad, loose stones are a problem." are concerned haven't had too This student that for the most part "teachers are very good about helping out. They will usually move their classes if possible to the first floor of the buildings, if they had
problems. (anonymous) states many
been scheduled for the second or third floors." He also mentions the fact that there are still bathrooms in certain buildings that "don't accommodate
that perhaps they should be remodeled. But in conclusion, all three believe that the University has done much in taking care of their basic needs. They all agree that they wish to be treated the dent.
as any other stu wraps it up best by
stating, "like every student here, you just have to get used to it."XJLIL!J^ Dawn Mirone
wheelchairs." He goes on to say though that "I strive not to be made special. I want to be like everyone else." Strycharz recounts a different type of problem with cer out
tain bathrooms on campus, par one in Ballentine. "I'm really short and I have to almost do gym nastics to get up on it." She believes
Handicap 'Meg Frost
A Place to Work; A Place to
& The commuters, the Greeks, the dorm residents all have at least one in common besides enrollment the University. It is a place to which everyone must go at least once a semester, if not once a day as many do, for one reason or another. Set aside to the south of the campus is the Memorial Union, known to students as simply "The Union."
the Union is just a place books at the beginning of each semester or to cash a check now and again, but for others it is more. For the students much involved in the Union activities spon sored by SEC, SLS, and the Union Board, this building can be a to
veritable home away from home. Some other offices located in the are the Student Senate, the Cigar, and the Renaissance, as well as several retail stores and two Union
Ram's Den is another fre visited spot, for relaxation,
quently eating, or meeting people. Its main purpose is to provide a spot for com muters to go during their free time, but it brings together many other kinds of people. The list of activities is endless the Union has been the host to many
meetings, lectures, malls,
everyone mast go at least once a semester, if not
AAThls form within
Lee Greenwald ?A student stops to look over the offerings that up by the many vendors in the Union.
Since the to
twenty, 2/3 of the student popula
underage. Because of this the Resident Assistants in the dor mitories have been presented with a more rigid set of alcohol guidelines to follow, and the dorms have had to seek more activities that are not alcohol related. Paul Dahlgren, Associate Director for Residential Life, stated that the University
state and its
compliance with the drinking laws. He also policy has re
said that the alcohol mained basically the
said that the residence
halls have a few more specifications than they have had in the past. For example, there should be no more than six people in a room when alcohol is being served, and there
residence hall coordinator, the alcohol regulations "are the same rules as two years ago, but they af fect more people now." Because of the change in legal drinking age, Elliot said that there has been an ef fort to have more "non-alcoholic pro-
Students have to go off campus
to local bars. grams, like trips, coffee houses and more educational programs." She stressed that ideas from
students in the dorms are helpful should be and encouraged because "we have to cater to the of the students' needs," because most of the students are not of legal age to drink. For an alcoholic party to be
forms must be filled out
residents who are legally of age and will claim responsibility for the party. These forms must be returned to the Residence Hall
Coordinator at least 5 working days before the party. The hall coordinator must then bring them to the Office of Residential Life to get them approved. Elliot said that the parties "are more structured than they used to be and there is also more atten
day stressing the policies. Dahlgren, however,
tion drawn to where held." Agreeing with
said that the dorm
they are being Dahlgren, she parties "follow the
rules that a bartender has to deal with. These are state drinking laws and this is a state University." Elliot wishes to uphold the state laws while making life in the dorms liveable for the residents. Bill Toth, who has been an RA for 3 years, said that when the drinking age was 18 there were not any en forced rules "about parties in private rooms and t'l' lialiways." However when the age was changed to 19 and subseauently 20, there was a crackaown on the number of parties. Toth said that "you always had to same
party, but only
Cindy Gardiner, who became an RA when the drinking age had turned to 19, said that during her RA train ing periods there were discussions
placed upon this issue, or that more workshops were dedicated to the alcohol policies. Gardiner said that she was amon the first students to be introduced tc the new policies. She said that the planning for activities was difficult because "much of the activity (on campus) centers around alcohol." Since the
plemented, opted to go and
drinking age was im; students have many off campus to local bars for their social life. Drink new
ing may well be going on behind closed doors in the dorms, but the days of wild keg parties until dawn are
The 20 Year Old
they ask ginger-ale. The
what's in the
say it is
ruies don't allow students to walk
around the halls with alcohol.
From 20 Years
phrase instills in fear fraternity and sorority the curiosity and sparks pledges, and often hostility of members of non-Greek the community. the A guest speaker at Intrafraternity-Panhellenic leadership "Hell Week." The
conference this year was the founder of an organization who seeks to make the Greek system safe for its participants. It is not against frater nities and sororities but against ! initiation
offers. leadership and
Strong friendships, responsibility, par in philanthropic and ticipation cultural activities, social develop ment and most importantly, a feel ing of belonging and self-worth. The quality of each chapter house house
1947, the end of Hell Week
symtjoiized with a lampshade at the Sophomore
Hell Week, the walkers ordered a
bucket of hot water back
is the sum of the characters of its in dividual members. Hell Week, more correctly termed Inspiration Week can be compared to try-outs for an athletic team. Those pledges who
willingness and ability
contribute, will be initiated. The tivities
not Week are designed with malicious intent. Rather they pro mote unity in the pledge class, (a key element in the functioning of any organization) and an apprecia tion of the workings of a fraterni ty/sorority and the commitment it
entails. As one
not everyone is a
dividuals alike; member of the sailing club, student lecture series, or the Cigar staff. And not everyone is or should be a member of a Greek House. Inspira tion Week, if planned properly with due consideration to safety, offers pledges an opportunity to decide for full participation or none at all. are
Cinderblock walls are a thing of the past now. You've made the choice to live Down-the-Line. No
shared by a dozen. You have a kit chen to cook whatever you're in the mood for, and a shower with hot water
past 8 o'clock
Being a down-the-liner isn't even comparable to campus life as new responsibilities emerge when the bills arrive in the beginning of Oc tober. What happened in September? That month really flew fast. by September was the month of getting use to the new lifestyle. Taking a swim before classes wasn't unusual
you try to stretch out the Even though you're back school, you're not on campus 24 hours a day so other activities take priority now. Thursday, Friday, and as
Saturday nights find
you can always down-the-line party. Some to show off the new liv parties arrangements while others ap a
ing preciate the freedom of not having any restrictions put on them. Sitting around the kitchen table eating fresh fish from the docks, the first set of bills is discussed. Why is the electric bill
so high? You learn you're paying for the elec you can't leave lights on all A garbage pick up bill? Whoever heard of paying the gar
tricity, night. bage
At least heat
pick up your garbage. haven't had to turn the
when you is it all
worth it? A
When you decide to move off campus, many students don't realize the added responsibility you have on
besides shoulders your your schoolwork. Being short-sighted, all that you see is the freedom. No
R.A.'s writing you up for more blasting your stereo. No more house mothers waking up as you come in late after a wild social. But after a few months, reality strikes you as the phone company threatens to disconnect your phone or the oil
budget your money. You may have to give up buying food for a week in order to pay a bill, but it definitely teaches you not to spend
company won't deliver oil unless it's
cash-on-delivery. This is begin to ask yourself
your money foolishly. Down-the-line living grow up
makes you You actually all that your
of being off campus is cooking own. but a disadvantage is the weekly shopping. Don Tower and John Costantini a loaf of buying generic bread in order to
-^Laundry usually piles up as the trip lo Burke's is always dreaded, but eventually when you run out of clothes its a necessary trip. ^T Munchin out while
TMost students have year. A a
party during the
parents have done since you were born. After going to classes and then
group of friends, or having a suc cessful Sunday brunch is something
that will always be remembered. Then when the last month's rent is paid you know the semester is about to be over. For some the beach in terferes with studying for finals.
but it's your night to exhausted cook dinner. Now you experience mom has done for the what your ten years. One of the hassles of
campus is doing your dirty laundry. Living in a dorm or Greek house of fers the convenience of doing the laundry right on the premises. Now you have to dnve to a laundra mat. In the dorm you do your laundry to studying, while down-the-liners
to avoid counter
takes books to the beach to read at least a it only reading four pages. You don't know what living down-the-line is all about until you experience it first-hand.
doing laundry. the
phone company or the high down-the-line living offers a
of the oil bills,
place to experience the real worid even before graduating. Being able to prepare
full-course meal for
be appreciated from many points of view. There is the view of the teachers, student, ad ministrators Well this is the unique view afforded a dog at URI, me. Wait a minute, I know what you're thinking, how can a dog write? Well if you had been at this in stitution of higher education as long as I have, you'd be able to write too. It seems to me that the faces here at URI aren't changing like they used to. It looks like people are here much longer than four years. Now I'm not one to complain but you people are starting to cut into our "Dog's life" cliche a little. I bet you're thinking to yourself who the hell is this dog to give me advice? Well, I'll tell you. First you pay $6,000 a year to go to this establishment, I pay nothing and can
have meals thrown in. In addition you spend nights on end in the library looking at the books on the shelf
cil in hand. All I
nap between sunny days. Is it all worth it? besides when it's all over Hell, a
you have to go to work for the next 20 can retire and So years. Why? you do
ing myself doing
enjoy possible. .
dog is finished
shows off the
he leaves his
bandana to everyone
passing on the quad. His master, Scott Gregory, during a nice Fall day.
Day's Work The
Opposite Sex: Where to Meet Them
AWe have to
tonight. It's a Saturday, and ting here in my room while
I'm sit all my dates! I've never
friends are out on quite been able to figure out why they always have dates and I never do. I've had enough of this. I'm going to find myself a date! There's
problem. How do I go about it? I guess a good way might be to follow around a friend of mine and see how it's done. It shouldn't be
who has lots of dates, you
know the them
It can't be
who "may God knows
day has just begun. It's 7:00 already out of bed. I not usually get up this eariy
than 10 minutes someone
AM and we're
until at least 7:30. Well, I guess this is of the sacrifices you must make.
they're boring! Who would be good? Maybe someone who goes out on a
date once in a while and has some of the same classes as I do. Wait a minute my roommate! Yeah The Perfect Choice. We have a lot of classes together. I suppose I should get started now. No. No, I can't do it. I'll start out with The Dating Game in the morning.
say mealtime is a good time to people, so we went off to breakfast. No luck. Our first class is in Pastore. Chemistry is not all that interesting, so we decided that today we would sit in the middle of the class. That way we could check everyone out. Boy, I've never noticed some of these bodies!!! My next class isn't for another hour, so I usually go home and take a quick nap. Not today. Today we're hitting the Rafri's Den. That's one of those mandatory places if you're go ing to play this game. It's definitely unfamiliar territory, and I feel a bit uneasy as I go in. I don't know any of the people in here, and I'm not even
I've had I'm a
enough of this. going to find myself
my roommate does either! We ended up sitting with some we didn't know, since there were no empty seats. I later found out that they are down-the-liners who are serving their mandatory sure
hour in The Den. I got the scoop on the parties going on tonight, and since they are down-the-line parties, these two will be there. No luck yet, though. Our next class is in Ballentine, a class I've never been on time for. My
"quick nap" usually
overtime, but today 1 got there at twenty of! Boy, this crowd of people is
amazing! Some of these students really nice! There are even some professors.
you in the
the person next to could be the person you write home
already 12:00 when 1 get out of usually exhausted. really want to go to sleep, but if 1 want to follow through with this I need to keep going. My roommate and I have to think of some exciting places. "Yes, there's the library, third There are floor's the best place It's
this class and I'm I
tables where different groups con dorms, Greeks, down-thegregate liners, everyone. Just sit somewhere and start talkin'!" No luck.
"Okay, try the pool. Always a good place to observe some breath taking bodies." Wow! This is the break I've been
waiting for. I fell
twice! Unfortunately unrequited love, though. love
We decided to go to dinner so that we could talk about how well the day went. This is where I met my love. We bumped into each other at the salad bar, exchanged Excuse Me's and confirmed a dinner date for tomorrow night. I sure hope it works out. If not, though, dates
have friends and friends are poten tial dates, so I can always find so meone
else. This has been so I'm going to
Beth Anne Steinman Robert Jeffrey
Finding a Date
Out the Trends
The Latest Craze: Pacman The morning alarm sounds as another day breaks and I rise from the warmth of cotton sheets and turn on the stereo for some re juvenating music to start the day. Suddenly I am whisked away from the serenity of my dorm room and brought into the world of video games. Gathering my towels for the shower I find myself moving to the beat of "Pac Man Fever." After showering, dressing and breakfast I trudge off to class, passing by a car that appears to have a moving ob ject in the rear window. As the car
slows I am able to clearly see what the object is a waving pink plastic
hand, with the message "Have
day" inscribed Resisting the urge
eye. Of course, he is a male, but he is walking in a very strange stride and attached to his head and ears are miniature headphones which are connected to a cassette box, that he firmly holds in one hand. After at tempting to decipher what this mechanism is used for a smile crosses my face. "What a dedicated student! Listening to his foreign language tapes before and after classes, now that is someone who will make it in life!"
my way to class. Upon the quadrangle my
eyes are blinded in a yellow shirt
by a young girl clad bright enough to be a product of radiation leakage, a flourescent green shirt and a pair of magenta pink shoes. "Maybe she has she
defect in color
certainly didn't put that on pur posely," I ponder as she walks by.
counter another student catches my
^students much time in the game
Union. The video games are
Trends and Fads
silently exclaimed. I finally reached building and upon entering I am greeted by a girl who has in some the
way injured her head. 1 can tell this because there is a bandana tied across her forehead, probably situated in that location to
something. Then, as she nears, the reason for her wearing the head cloth becomes quite obvious, for on every article of her clothing and even on her book bag and pocket book are monogramed in itials. "The poor girl! She had ob viously suffered from some sort of concussion (the reason for the cloth circling her head) and she must often enter into a state of amnesia and by looking at her blouse cuff, or sweater or handbag she can recall who she is!" I thought with some lit tle pity for her. scar
the classroom and arrival of the other students and the professor I gazed out the second story window, when
suddenly I behold a sight that is a bit difficult to comprehend. Walking below me is a couple, hand in hand. However it is not the fact of what they are doing but what they are wearing that baffles me. The young man barely has any hair, at least not
flourescent green a pair of
magenta pink shoes enough to shampoo and from his left ear (I presume it is his left ear, after all he is with a female) dangles a shiny silver "earring." He is dressed from head to ankle in black leather and his ankles are covered by a pair of red socks and he wears Converse sneakers on his feet. The dark color of his suit contrasts with the giri's, because she is wearing a miniskirt of purple and green plastic, accom
panied by Her
yellow plastic jacket.
and feet are covered by a of white hosiery and a pair of plastic loafers. Whereas the
red young man had hardly no hair, she did. But it was cut so close to her neck it appeared to be a hat and at
Trends and Fads
the very tips of it were colors of pur ple and red. Gazing upon them, the
for such a preposterous way of dressing dawned on me. "Of course! They were returning from an and overnight costume party what a clever idea of dressing as a typical couple from Pluto. They cer tainly were creative!" I admired. As class began I noticed one of the students had problems with both of her knees, for she wore a thick cotton legwarmers on each leg. She had most likely injured herself in some sort of sporting event. I came reason
1 because this conclusion remembered how my brother had to wrap his legs when he pulled the muscles in them during basketball. "It must be terrible to have to put those things on everyday, especially when she wears pants!" 1 thought At that moment my professor began talking about how mathematics can accurately solve the Rubik's Cube, and he proceeded to explain in such detail that we spent the entire class probing the mystery of the Rubik's to
Cube. Nina Sue Adams
^^PACMAN is the game of the year. Everyone I
about it, and everyone is
-^Jim Gulluscio and Brad Preston
your eyes focused on those hands while they display their expertise in
Trends and Fads
Strangers in a Strange Land A number of students
for a semester or a variety of reasons. Some
foreign country year for students
as a chance to finally language they studying since high
become fluent in the have
school. Others view it to
learn about "how the
people and to people on the
reason, most agree it is
ing experience. Here at URI, there is a foreign ex established with France. I'Universite d'Orleans in
Eleven students from URI are now at I'Universite d'Orleans for one year, and ten French students are present ly studying at URI.
Every French family which has a daughter involved in the pro
gram pays board for
one of the American students. In return the same is done for the French students by the American parents whose sons or daughters are involved in the
program. Most of the French students concentrating their studies
business student. Although there are similarities ex the two educational between isting programs, some differences can be noted. Dominique Bourrellier, who is a junior majoring in Biology, said
that, "the American program gives a lot of choice." There is a greater choice of courses at URI, such as art, theater, political science, and speech communication. These do not exist in the curriculum at I'Universite d'Orieans. The courses that students take at I'Universite d'Orleans are geared strictly toward their major field of study. There isn't as much flexibility in their curriculum as there is at URI.
^These students from i'Gnivi
??Across the River Seine
of the Eiffel Tower
the year at ORl.
versite d'Orleans that students from CJRI
has not really problem and the students adapted easily to their new en vironment. As Dominique Bourrellier said, "American people are open and friendly." been have
Another difference which exists between the two cultures is the rela between students and pro fessors. As Corrine Deloy, a junior
studying English said, "Tfie relation ships between students and pro fessors are not so hierarchial over here, and the conversations are easier." Many of the French students liv-
campus has been really a new life for all of us."
in the dorms notice that the students are very open and friendly. They were not used to the blaring
music, screaming girls, and doors left open. In France at I'Universite d'Orleans students live in single rooms, the doors are always closed, and there is not much interaction among students in the dorms. There are more rules imposed upon the students living in the dorms. to Corrine Deloy, "Life American campus has been really a new life for all of us. A lot of activities, such as sports, political speeches, theater plays, and movies are available in an American univer sity. For us it seems like a little city, you can live in it without really
to move outside a lot."
a great op For the has been a to master the English language, learn about American culture, and to establish new friend ships. It is an experience they will
portunity French chance
StudSts Wait Hours
Campaign to Quit
The URI community was asked to stop smoking for a period of twentyfour hours, starting at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 19, 1981, as part of a nationwide campaign called The Great American Smokeout. The smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is designed to help make people aware of the dangerous effects that cigarette smoking has on a person. There are social effects, such as being banned from specific sections of a restaurant, but more important are the physical effects. Among these are increased risk of lung cancer, short ness of breath, and an overall higher rate of lung cancer among smokers over
To kick off the non-smoking cam paign, the Cancer Society set up a huge ashtray, complete with homemade cigarettes, bigger than the biggest of us. People who wished to quit smoking were asked to throw any packages of cigarettes that they had
with them into the ashtray. Those who did were given yogurt, T-shirt transfers, buttons, and decals to let everyone know that they had quit. There was entertainment by Coda, a band of Music Department students who kept the non-smokers' spirits high. Some people, however, were op posed to having people plead with them not to ruin their lives. These
people outwardly demonstrated their feelings by "lighting up" in the room where were
sitting. Some of
just hung generally
the band, or around. The mood was anti-smoking, and by 1 to
o'clock there were about 600 pledges to give up the Habit for twenty-four hours.
the list of students that have quit smoking. evidence here shows that several peo-
for most URI
students, that is, until 5:21 pm. That's the time people in Dorr, Ellery, Fayerweather, Gorham, Hopkins, and
Roger Williams Dining Halls found themselves in the dark. Those who were studying were mortified to see their lamps quickly fade off until even the was glow
gone. The TV addicts were equally stunned to watch the little dot on the screen disappear. And pity the poor peo ple attempting to eat dinner in Rojo's, the famous Roger Williams complex eatery. There was a rapidly growing shortage of clean plates, trays, and silverware, and even
tually styrofoam trays and plastic deployed to help the starving
flatware had to be students eat. The turned but as the dinner hour emergency generator on, wore on it finally gave up and died, leaving the diners in total darkness. The mood of the de-lighted residents was one of en
joyment, to study,
since lack of
and heat made it impossible up with sufficient funds to go Janet Apkarian, and Sheriann Welch, suitemates in Fayerweather, voiced this opinion, "It was fun at first. There wasn't enough candle to study by, so we just played cards and listened and many
out to dinner.
portable radio." The novelty soon wore off, though. The serious studiers found it necessary to move to friends' dorms or the Memorial Union, and the partiers could have no fun. A series of underground cables was blamed for the blackout. The power for the dorms on the South side of the campus had to be interrupted in order to repair the line. The southerners were not notified of this, though, and many of us woke up to find that we had missed classes because our alarms did not ring. By Monday, everything was back to "normal." "CaiSJ^ to a
Letters Home to Send $ Go Gnanswered
Causes Search for Job
There comes a time in every URI stu dent's life when those letters to dad no longer return money, not even the invest ment in a stamp! Panic sets in as the search for a job begins. The words HELP WANTED take
employer's office. The first question that is posed to the student is, "You are on work study, I assume?" The student's face falls responds negatively.
the bulletin board outside the Financial Aid Office or the Employment Section, Room 315, both in Roosevelt Hall. Appearing here are jobs to tickle anyone's fancy. There are marketing
survey interviewers, door monitors for the residence halls. Cup Room waitresses, specimen slide makers, and even lab glassware washers. There are, of course, the traditional jobs such as typists as well.
The words HELP
WANTED take new
If you could be our hypothetical student, don't despair; non-work-study jobs do exist on campus, but their number is limited and their discovery requires determination. Most
golden meaning are mentally
translated into dollar signs!). The student, clad in his best jeans and rugby shirt, enters big prospective
and he quietly to now?
The Memorial Onion also posts job op portunities on a bulletin board on the main floor. Although most of these jobs usually carry
exceptions. More and more students will be looking for these exceptions as the effects of So, start Reagan's budget cuts are felt looking early and Good Luck! .
'4'4Jackie Cowles and Laura that
Cumminos realize washing
of hunnor is necessary while
dishes in the dining hall. ??These workers on
last minute touches
the tables before everyone enters the luncheon
^At the bookstore, money
?The intramural referee indicates that
homeward bound the minute their last
A Different Vacation for When
"school think of?
Working more hours for extra money? Doing next semester's required readings? Sleeping late and watching TV? Taking a trip to palm-tree land? Or spending time with that special someone? Where do you spend most of your vacation? Students are homeward bound the minute their last exam is But
some students prefer to stay off-campus house during vaca Some long for the peace and quiet of solitude in their own home. Opting for solitude means you can do what you want, when and how you want to do it. Imagine, having no wor ries about waking anyone up in the over.
in their tions.
having your roommate's wake you up two hours early.
You can cook what you want to eat and when. If you want to run around your house naked all day, so be it! You can play your favorite jazz album (that
your housemates hate) as loud and as often as you want. When alone, you can think out loud (a nice way of say ing talk to yourself) and sing along with the radio, off key, of course.
Yes, vacations especially when stay around campus alone, are great. Except How many of your friends stay near you
campus for the duration of a school vacation also? Can you count them on one
the house to
tranquility of having for a yourself is great ...
^The quad is
playing frisbee. Not a sou! could be during Spring Break. Ballentine railings are lined with students waiting for the last minute in to class. rushing -
while. It's nice to unwind alone after exam week. But, eventually that need to go carousing at favorite watering holes, and to hear anyone else's voice but your own, becomes overpowering. Now you start to wonder what you doing here, alone, dying for a Miller and a Pac Man fix. So you .
desperately stalk the campus, search ing for any familiar face. You recognize a few faces in the library, but unfor tunately, no one is from your genera tion. The lone secretary walking across the quad looks like the lady you once said "hi." to. Forget it. She'll never remember you. Ah ha! Head for the bursar's or financial aid office. You can always find a few students there slow ly cutting through red tape.
you're lucky, you will eventually run into an aquaintance, strike up a conversation, and make plans for a heavenly night at Willows (or anywhere to end the monotony of Love Boat and Fantasy Island). Did your new-found "best friend" tell you how bored he/she has also been, staying around campus this vacation? Did you both make a pact never to spend your school vaca tions at GRl?
Well, it's finally your big night
table and the bartender is a book. And the Pac Man machine isn't even plugged in! What
waste of an evening! You and your friend hit two other, often-called "hot-spots." You finally a
conclude you're living in Zone episode, everyone
have disappeared. Where do all the students who stay around here go during vacation? There has to be one hangout. Too bad you can't find it.
stay around canapus
great. Both you and your friend are deter mined to have a good time at the Willows. After all, it's a Friday night the place has to be packed! Sure .
So you do your time during vaca By day, walk the ghost town like campus, sit and watch the wind swirl an old Cigar across the quad. By night, become a walking T.V. Guide, addicted to popcorn and Tab. But be consoled, at least you'll be relaxed and even anxious to go back to classes when vacation is over. You'll even be glad to see your housemates again. tion.
other students in the who are smart enough to to the usual Friday night
Oops! There are only three cars in maybe you're parking lot early? The hours tick by. You keep drinking beer after beer but can't seem to get drunk just when you really need to, to forget how bad this has been. No, Willows isn't night the
A cup of
china, and the trembling of voices.
Thursday afternoon at 3 sharp, a crowd of students
at the Memorial Onion's television lounge. It wasn't for the devotion of General Hospital or any
daytime soaps. It was for the Board's Coffee Hour. It's a chance to partake in a free cup of Gnion
coffee, entertainment, and an occa sion to mingle. This social gathering was a
revived tradition from earlier
the usual afternoon tea. To this ritual, entertainment was added. It provided the talented students on
campus with the opportunity to catch a glimmer of local fame. Showcases ranged from dueling
A Revived Tradition
guitars, jazz bands and dancers to dialogues via the theater depart ment. To every faithful devotee that attended these caffeine breaks, cof fee was what Thursday afternoon could not be without. Linda McFarland
Aldrich Second Annual Dorm
TAt the end of the week
Pond allowed the students to relax and talk results of the Dorm
as easy as it looks. The object was pass the orange with using just your chin and chest.
dorms. Here the females have the 50 meter.
left the blocks for
? A Chi O. of the
and Theta Delta Ch: Pie
AZ, SX, ZBT Capture
Greek Week Title
Showing off their trophy is Alpha Xi place for the sororities at Greek Sing.
Delta's conductor who
?Sigma Delta Tau's Greek Sing conductor encourages
against Reagan's student loan and federal aid budget
1 ^\ p D Qv
Events That Left
'TN*. A mid-summer
captures the romantic and enchanting aura
the culmination of
romance of the decade, the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana. The pageantry and ex quisite detail of the occasion received total media attention and captured the
hearts of millions of viewers who
joyed the chance to share a fragment of a modern-day fairy tale. Another wedding ceremony, while more bourgeoisie, captured just as large an audience. Luke and Laura, the soap opera king and queen from General Hospital, were officially wed, despite disapproval of other cast members. Soap opera mania hit col lege campuses around the nation for another year,
bumper stickers, and tee-shirts, to name just a few, publicized the popularity of "the soaps." Some marriages, however, ended in
tragedy. The drowning death of inter nationally renowned actress Natalie Wood
saddened many people. John Belushi, another wellknown actor, who had the gift of mak ing people laugh, died of an overdose of cocaine and heroin. On the international scene, a great world leader who made his mark on in Middle East. The and of warmth, personality, courage the man, Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, made his assassination even more shocking and sorrowful. Another man with similar leadership qualities earned the respect of the workers whose rights he fought for, and the disdain of the authoritative of ficials he opposed. Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Solidarity Party, led
Soviet officials. Americans ex pressed their opposition to the Soviet Government's intervention by placing economic sanctions on Poland. An international jet-setter who sum and
mered in nearby Newport also at tracted the attention of millions. In one of the most spectacular and controver
workers through strikes, pro tests, and boycotts until he was finally placed in a detention center by Polish
Newsmakers don't have to
leaders to be famous. Bulow was found guilty of attempted murder of his socialite wife, "Sunny." The murder weapon; an insulin-filled
hypodermic the the
needle. The intricacies of
enough to baffle modern-day Sherlock Holmes! case
The U.S. space shuttle Columbia
to be famous. An unidentified man,
hero in his own right, helped many fellow passengers to safety before drowning in the wintry waters of the Potomac river in Washington, D.C. The plane he was riding in landed in the icy water after crashing into a nearby bridge. Seventy-eight of the passengers were killed, an unfor tunate occurrence which spoiled the holiday season for many American families. Inadequate de-icing of the aircraft was thought to have been the cause of the fatal accident. Sandra Day O'Connor also became famous in 1981, as the first woman to be appointed as a Justice to the United States Supreme Court. She is representative of the women of the '80s; one who balances family life and career development. Beyond the international scope and into the stratosphere, the Gnited States has sent Columbia, its Man Made space shuttle, into space. Launching from its home base. Cape Canaveral, Columbia has orbitted the earth three times, returning with valuable scientific data. The re usability of the space-shuttle is its notable advantage over previously
Earth, in some areas, the conquests is absurd;
survival in one's home is
major challenge. El Salvador, a central American country, has been torn by civil war. The Gnited States is supporting the El Salvadoran government through
and advice. This controversial situation has been compared to the Viet Nam crisis and has inspired peti tions and protests, reminiscent of that era as well. The situation is
charged as well, with Castro, possibly supported by the Soviets, aiding the rebels who are
opposing the government. Argentina, a neighboring country in this strife-inflicted area, has taken the Falkland Islands, an oil-rich group of islands which is a posses sion of Great Britain. Great Britain dispatched naval aircraft carriers to the islands to regain control. Good and bad all news just over
mpted ^The funeral
AARescue workers into
in Wash.. D.C.
1981 marked the first time
AJuly Day O'Connor,
the Potomac River
few months in the
murder of his
Newport Superior Courl.
October 10, 1981 in Cair.
secure a on
rope to the
of the Air Florida
January 13, 1982. to serve on the
appointed appointed by President Reagan.
a woman was
Supreme Court- Sandra
Experience Students Gain Experience Outside Classroom
(JRl offers more than 80 curricula but a few of them cannot be taught completely in the classroom. The ones that cannot stress hands-on ex perience as a major part of the learn
process. Some of these courses of study nursing, dental hygiene, phar macy, education, fashion merchan
spend many hours doing ex actly what they will be doing once they get their degrees. Along with attending classes at (JRl, nursing students spend 5 of ricula
semesters going to local hospitals for up to 12 hours a week to practice clinical techniques. Nursing students practice general nursing at the local hospitals. They also witness several operations and help a woman through pregnancy and birth before they graduate.
Student nurses often deal with life death situations at the hospitals and they are often called upon to ap or
their academic knowledge. The dental hygiene program is also based on learning by doing. Stu dent dental hygienist spend 12 to 16 hours a week working on students' local and elementary school children's mouths. They also prac
on anyone else who may want have their teeth cleaned in the Dental Hygiene Clinic in Washburn Hall. and associate's ORl offers bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene. It is the only school in Rhode Island offers that programs in dental
hygiene. Students in the program practice mannequins and each other for the first semester of clinical techni During the next three ques. semesters, they work on the public. on
VDT's allow students
^^?At 7am, clinical at the ^The Dental TChris
Hygiene Clinic allows
slaff to prepare the final copy
board the bus that takes I
the students to get
during a micro-processor
^?The Pharmacy students gain experience through the internships they havi
Students enrolled in the education are required by law serve an internship of one full
extemships and clerkships at GRl. pharmacy students have complete another 750 hours in an
program at (JRl
students teach in public Student teachers are not allowed to take other courses or jobs the semester of student during teaching except for a seminar every schools.
A few of them cannot be
in the classroom. responsibilities as the semester pro Student teachers learn gresses. about teaching activities, but mostly discipline. The pharmacy
program an extensive program for out-ofthe-classroom studies. Pharmacy students can spend up to 750 hours has
before they can take their state board exams for licensing. involve
making recommendations to doc tors, researching and labs. Externships involve filling prescriptions. In ternships are completed outside of GRl in pharmacies and hospitals. Journalism majors at GRl are not required to fulfill internships but many do. Many aspiring journalists work during the summer at local newspapers or wire services. Journalism students can also get some hands-on experience by work ing for The Good 5< Cigar, which is published 4 times a week. Students who wish to write more in-depth or
can write for the GRl's com and art mentary magazine, publish ed once in a while.
1,500 hours of out-of-the-classroom
the road. Instead of the usual melting time, though, it took only 2 or 3 days to melt this
"If you don't like the weather in New England at the present time, wait 5 minutes and it'll change." phrase has been aptly applied for many years, but never than in reference to this past winter at GRl. The winter started off innocently
sprinkling of temperatures, ice, and general
with the usual
away, because the
day after it warming
40. It seemed like here to stay. got used to spring, we
bad weather. Toward the middle of a turn for December
December, though, it took the
snowstorm that reminded us all that was here dumped a number of inches of "The White Stuff" on us. As usual, it took a virtual eternity to melt away. The remainder of the winter pro gressed rather normally, without much of a problem. Then came March. Gsually at this time of the year we begin to think about spring cleaning, laying out, and the
Despite our dropped a
11/2 foot blanket of snow over GRl. Enter all the gruesome details of winter. Classes after noon were
cancelled, parking bans were put in to effect statewide, and the snow-
The December snowstorm that
were blessed with a sneak preview of the summer ahead. Just days after the March snowstorm, the temperature soared to near 80, and not a cloud could be seen. Of course, as we have come to ex pect from New England, the good weather was short-lived. Let's wait and see what summer has in store.
^^^During Spring Weekend and everyone pulled out their Ellery Pond.
blankets and head
^^Once the mud dried up and the grass turned some quad was packed with students
green, the I
-^The entire campus turned white in the middle of March
flurries turned into
able lo do homework.
Might Just Get You
Off the Hook Has there ever been a time when you needed to come up with a good exciise for missing a test, not handing in your homework on time, or you just didn't feel like going to class? Well never fear. We have just the ingredients to cook up the perfect excuse. What you are about to read is a list of the best excuses compiled
Professor SOand 1 had
to believe it
crisis and I had to go home.
I waited in line for 2 hours to get James
brother tried to commit suicide and 1 had to go home to visit him at the men tal ward every Tues. and Thurs. (Gsed to get out of a course after drop/add was
over.) I had to leave
to go away for the weekend.
My grandmother died! My
night and 1 had to take her to the concussion, which took time away from my studies.
roommate fell down the stairs last
to see if she had
1 shut my alarm off in my
I called my professor and told him I had too many tests and reports due in and that 1 couldn't handle the pressure and was freaking out!
I had to make up an could have taken it.
and your class
My grandfather died! Someone borrowed my notebook and
brother left the house and
to wake me up.
the way to school.
roommate left the house with the
I have to miss every Thurs. class because I because 1 feel it is my duty.
I had The
and 1 didn't
extra set with me.
at the church with old
went off in our house
the middle of the
clocks back 2 hours.
gas gauge is broken in my car, and 1 didn't realize how much 1 had in my of gas half way to school.
My housemate's dog has fleas and somehow he got into my bed while 1 was sleeping. 1 woke up the next morning very itchy and once 1 saw that dog on my bed 1 realized I had fleas and I had to go to the doctor's that morning. I
1 went to Ceasar's last
and met this
NEED 1 SAY
tj passed RoJo's
my way to class and fell victim to the
Hthe bake shop. It I
above 60 F and the
smoked my homework.
I broke up with my girlfriend last night. I was I just couldn't concentrate on my studies. I received my
license yesterday, so I decided to do a cross country flight to On the way home we ran into a snow storm and we couldn't fly
back. I had to drive my aunt and uncle to the
1 had to
babysit for my sister because her husband for the removal of his gallstones. I
just didn't feel
sick with the flu and I the
admitted into the
unable to get out of bed.
due next Thurs. instead of Tues.
broke down and 1 had to hitch to the nearest gas station which ended up to be 5 miles down the road in the opposite direction.
hit by a car and I had to take Fefe to the Canine Inn she broke both of her hind legs.
My dog got 1
I had I
pregnant and I had
interview with three
to deliver the kittens.
top firms. (Senior)
It was my 20th birthday and my friends threw a and 1 had the worst hangover the next morning.
Cigar until 4 a.m. the night before.
My grandmother died; My
hit my house and threw off all the
My roommate had an attack at 1:30 in the morning and we had to rush her to the hospital and we didn't get out of there until 3:00 a.m., and I was too tired to go. I had
away basketball game.
During a test if you feel hope that you will faint. It
you don't know what's
on, hold your breath and
and I had to go to church.
I missed my exam because my plane was 4 hrs. delayed from Spring break and 1 didn't get home until 5 a.m. and I couldn't take the test the next morning. I
studying in the library all morning for the test and I fell up I realized I missed your class. 1
when I woke
My grandfather died; AGAIN!! Christine Byrne
University Library: More Than
Collection of Books
Registrar loses your Drop-
3 _: o = >,Xl
THE COLLEGE GAME
To play this game, you must be a full-time undergraduate student. You start with a few thousand dollars and a financial aid application. Place your
your Aid. Go to withdrawal office.
Pick up 3 Bummer
Qo back to
Miss Deadline lose
sign at financial aid. Every time you roll the dice,
you that number of spaces, and follow the directions on that space. Money cards worth $1000 each are to be picked up whenever you are directed to do so. move
> CQ CX
pharmacy student). The first one to go around the board enough times, owe at
least $20,000 and have no money cards gets the diploma and wins. 'QH^
i: CX DQ
your wrong Social
Security number. Pick up 2 Bummer
draw in order to get rid of it. This way, you can keep track of how much money you owe by how many Bum mer Drag Cards you have. To win, you must go around the board 4 complete times (5 if you're a
up as directed. Every time you pick up a Bummer Drag Card, you must put one money card back for each one you
go to Bursar Pick up 5
Pick up 4 dollar
Job, but you don't have Work
Go back to start.
Basic grant loses your
Back to Start.
office. Give it
back gets Loan
$'; You can't afford
heat. Go back to
pick up 3 Drags.
Pick up 5 dollar cards.
in. Pick up 5 dollar cards.
Ap ly any Can't for Fod. L o a n . Star. Go af ord back Term to
many lecturers during Political Awareness Week, Jim Chapin spoke about economic and social alternatives to Reagan's Plans. He also discussed the programs and policies of the Reagan Administration, and their effects on society. Jim Chapin is a former professor at Rutgers University, a member of DSOC, and has taken over the role of his brother, Harry Chapin, in fighting World
Hunger. WEDDINGTON: ? SARAH The topic of concern which was offered through her lecture was leadership. Sarah Weddington presented to the audience the
for leadership in every facet of life. Also included was role of the government officials, especially women, in the up coming decade. Ms. Wed dington was a high level aide to President Carter during his concern
Another's Point of View
AEILEEN STEVENS: A guest at the IFC/Panhel leadership conference, Eileen
to Greeks. Her
to express to
the Greeks the dangers of haz ing. She is not at all against the Greek system, but wants to make the students aware of the effects that dangerous initiation
may cause. A mother that was killed during
hazing, she is organization
the founder of an which seeks to make the Greek system safe.
GRl was have one of the greatest marathon runners of our time. Bill Rodgers spoke about running from personal
experiences, and conducted a clinic on all aspects of running. He has accrued a record of win ning the Boston Marathon four times.
KING: Dr. Baptist pastor in His main Indiana. Evansville, concern deals with the relations between races. He conducted the seminar in order to bring blacks and whites together to confront their racial attitudes
and changes to encourage reconcile any racial tension. Dr. of the Grban King was founder Crisis Center in Atlanta, and is
TGLORIA STEINEM: One of the Women's Rights Activists, Gloria Steinem was a popular
during Political Awareness Week. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment was her main topic since Rhode Island was one of the states that
hadn't passed it yet. Gloria Steinem also spoke on the role of women in past and present societies, and how the state
^BELLA ABZUG: One of the speakers of the year, Bella
on the policies and programs of the Reagan Administration. A famed women's activist, her topic| dealt with women's rights and| the Equal Rights Amendment.; She is a former O.S. Con-| gresswoman from New York.
^TCHRIS EDWARDS: With popularity of religious cults,
the former member of Moonies discussed all facets of
cult life. Chris Edwards felt it important to inform students about the recruitment process, along with the reason for joining cults. After nine months member
Edwards Organization, managed to escape from the-; cult.
Security For most incoming freshman and transfer students, one of the biggest
decisions to make is What am 1 going to major in? There are many to and several consider, options students take advantage of this and
that students use is When students are Undecided, they don't have to com mit themselves to take certain re quired courses. Instead they just one
keep taking a variety of courses until they are forced into declaring a ma jor and getting out of University Col lege. You could call this a standard major for those who really don't know why they're here, but they know they belong here. Another option open is the tradi tional
advantage major every
majors that people have been taking for years. They are safe with the parents, but not so popular when you start looking for a job. The third option, the one more and more people are going for, is the In Majors. These are majors in newly developing fields, like Computer Science, Engineering, and Business. These majors lead to professions that provide more job security for graduates since the high level of our technological know-how is enabling us to advance tremendously. The competition is tough to get into and the
remain in these curricula, but most feel it is well worth it at graduation. A few years from now there will no longer be such a great demand to be an engineer and most likely
another In the times.
Influences Student's Decision
Courses that get A's: SJearch for GPA boosters Another one of those decisions which students must make, but which is more ongoing than a major, Which courses do 1 take next is semester? Sure, you take the re that pertain to your But if you are in desperate need of easy "A" credits, you then Gut search for the well-known
Courses. You begin asking upper classmen about courses which de mand minimal studying, but produce an "A" for such little time and effort. These are the courses that are sup posedly guaranteed cum-boosters. All you have to do is either take the exams or even just go to class and receive the good grade. Bad
minton, Ballet, or Sailing are just a few of the courses where attendance
courses, such as AVS
100, and Flower Arranging are no longer the typical gut courses. Many students are quickly finding out that the once guaranteed "A" may be hard to find. In choosing a major, don't let the present trends influence your deci sion. Just because engineers are starting around $24,000, it won't be worth it if you're not cut out to be an
engineer. If your GPA needs a little boosting, be wary of those so-called gut
quirements. Some professors no longer want to be associated with teaching such easy courses, foaijj, Robert
Registration: Survival of the Fittest Picture
students from all
aspects of universi gathered together in a fren
zy of continuous motion. The air is hot, the noise level tremendous and facial expressions alternate among event students as the chaotic endures. For some this is the event
sporting social created
No, it is
and the E Street Band. student
experiment of conducted
either. It is
psychology department the bi-annual assembly of students in Keaney Gymnasium for registration. Prior to registration most students encounter
about all of the hassles
the first time after the
of students meticulously arranging their course schedules for the up coming semester and leaving their fate in the hands of Lady Luck as to whether or not they are granted the
they have so carefully Unfortunately, the majority of University students are rarely graced with such favor from the Registrar's Office. Often they find classes
credits, fending for themselves, in the world of as
grinned and replied "It's like a club. 1 like it because I've met a lot of giris." However, his positive outlook was not shared by an over whelming number of registration vicchette
they preached about being on your own in college, but somehow they left out the part about registration." Carol Valentine, a sophomore, dubb ed registration "a zoo, total chaos, it's disillusioning and depressing." Senate
Guglietta, who played a major part in getting the drop/add period extend ed, explained that popular courses like
When asked what they thought of registration, students had varied opinions. Sophomore Peter Tur-
commented, "Back in high school
the most difficult to
said, "For Speech 101
120 seats far as business courses were concerned he laughed, "waiting in the business lines you could probably die."
registration for the first
??Patience is for Gordon he
Holmquist as figure out
Senior Jim Velino worked inside
Keaney during spring registration
who throws up his arms in disgust and stomps out of the gym, "The who stands around in Amazed" awe
am I going to Easygoing Up
who is so ritual that
up all sorts of stories the doors before his
specified time, "The Emotional who cries and whines mut Type" tering hopelessly, "The Dealer" who makes friends fast according to who is dropping the course he needs, and of course "The Beggar" who stands at the door pleading to get in eariy, offering everything
socializes between course selections, "The Intellectual" who bargains with the professors, trying to arrange his
short of his soul.
schedule in order to have Tuesdays
students compare their ex with registration to other
said that it
like the New York Stock Ex
change. Audrey Gormley compared it's "animal house to an and crazy." A graduate student recalled his first encounter with registration saying that "the at mosphere and confusion haven't changed since the mid-seventies and because of cutbacks in federal spen it
we can't provide more courses what a joke!" There seems to be no end in sight. There was, however, one bright spot in all of this. For one it holds very special memories. "I
of three years
It contains all the action,
love, and suspense of
afternoon soap opera.
line. By up I had learned his likes and dislikes and confirmed a dinner date with him." Registration is a melodrama. It now
all the action, love, and suspense of an afternoon soap opera. There is the hero who refuses contains
in to the system and will go ends to attain his required
There is the lady in distress an available seat in any of her classes. There are the villains who sit behind the tables courses.
who cannot find
preying on young students, hoping they'll crack under pressure. There are also amiable helpers who offer help when there is really nothing they can do. Within the walls of registration one can find lovebirds, hear arguments between students, and feel the intense heat of total frustration. There is no need for a college student to prepare himself for, "the real world." All he has to do is spend an afternoon in Keaney
Gymnasium during registration he will experience a true test of
vival of the fittest. ISina Sue Adams
the four letter word of the
September 1978, finally the chance to get away from the con finements of home Freedom. A URI freshman with a dorm room, meal book, roommate, and a minifridge full of beer. Everything is a new In challenge dependence. Partying until dawn on Thursday night, struggling across the quad to BIO 101 at 8 a.m. Friday what could be bet ter? Twelve o'clock, phew! Classes are over, meet your bud dies back at the dorm and head for a scrumptious lunch at Ro Jo's?! What's on the agenda for the
happy hour, a Hope, back to the "get ready," blast the
night? quick bite
stereo and open the beers. Cram
into the car and head the Willows to meet and with the upperclassmen. After a few months you begin
eight girls for
who are these peo Greeks? Wearing strange symbols on their sweaters, jackets, and hats what's it all about? Dorm life's to wonder
great, but the excitement, events,
togetherness of Greek life intriguing.
year, the days of dining halls and four walls of ce ment blocks end. Moving on into
being a entirely new lifestyle Suddenly having sixty new and being a new mom,
able to go to breakfast in your PJ's! Formals, socials, chariots, and toga parties. Always someone there to lend a hand. Suddenly those strange symbols mean so very much. Friends are made which last a lifetime, so many memories. Junior year, time passes so quickly, soon the fantasy will end, you'll have to leave the Magic Kingdom and venture into the
but still there's time
explore. Days are filled with classes, meeting, studying, but always leaving time to chat and to
socialize. Greek life has broadened the horizons, so many oppor tunities to become involved and
Senior year, the end of the URI is near. Traveling on, it's time to go out on your own.
becomes too confining. Just a few miles down the road lies semi-autonomy. You rent a cottage with a friend or two, the closest thing to real independence you can find. The symboled sweaters go in the closet, out come Jean jackets, bandanas, and back packs. No longer are meals prepared for you or does fuel seem an endless supply you must pay the gas, electric, and telephone bills, you must shop for food. Thank God for can openers and Kraft macaroni and cheese.
Despite the hassles, you relish the chance to be able to walk out of your house, walk to the beach walk to Caesar's or the Willows, and not worry about driving back to campus after a wild keg party DTL. All of your friends, who re
on campus, constantly ask ing "When are you going to have It doesn't seem possible. party?" May has arrived your cap and a
are bought, it's over. Looking back, the past four years have brought you from an anxious and questioning eighteen
year old to an anxious and
year old. College is behind now life in the Real Worid you
begins! E. E. McManuus
and Rel. Art.
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Donalda M. Azzinaro
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Joanne L. Textile
Moving In Berlanga
90, all moved
Beth C. Bodek
Catherin R. Bodell Natural Resources
Bouley Moving In Seniors '
Moving In Bourret
Nelson S. Burbank
B1s Wi ^
Laura B. Burns
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Freshman Orientation, a bundle of nerves confused by linen lines, roommates, new friends, university col
lege, dining hall food and often a workshop leader you could kill for. Throughout the confus
fronted by many of these new and not so wonderful traumas, all to go unno ticed as we watched our leader. Dining hall food was a treat we all dreaded in September while our leader was incentive enough for us to come back. We can all be thankful that we didn't have to wear the freshman beanies or face the hazing from up
common less than 20 years ago. At the end of orientation all of our classes were
chosen, all forms had been filled
tours had been
completed. unity with
peers and excitement for September to arrive. Jim Velino
Gary B. Coffey Political Science
Sharon A. Clinton Natural Resources
Stephen A. Coffey
w u Collins
^^^^1 Elizabeth G. Ci
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Miller and Quarters,
Donald E. Cressman Ind Engineering
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Going Out Deeb
Jenn fer DiClemente
Leslie A. DiMictielle
Civ and Environ.
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Lori E Dinerman
Darrell M.Diniz Business Administration
^S ^^V iS bH
f James C. Donohue
# Kathy Donovan '
BfiHB ySBm Gerald T. Doran
LHHi HHl J^ Michael S.
Pamela J. Mech.
Melissa A. Dreibelbls
Jerry 1. Duhamel Agri. and Res. Tech.
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Lisa A. Durland
Michael Durniak Jr.
Going Out Seniors
Stephanie Essex Political Science
James M. Falcone
Michael J. Fanning Finance
^ mm LuisM. Fernandes
Going Out Seniors
Interviewing Do s Getting When
you're getting ready for an interview eye out for the following faux pas!
check the total
< DOM'T go to view.
& Don 'ts
picture and checking
be prepared: carry extra nylons, and scissors to trim excess threads.
< DON'T exaggerate small details. Excessiveness with accessories clutters the total look. Don't ignore the bot-
Pol. Form, in Orb. Env.
^ ^m Robert
f \ Harold M. Horvat
Raymond T. Horogo English
Paula A. Houle
^1 Donald J Mat u ral Resources
wMn Robert A Howes
James B, Hunter
day, another class.
Anita Job Career
221 Roosevelt Hall
Kingston, RI 02881 (401)792-2311 Career
management position using my educational
business. of Rhode Island, Administration
1982 B.S. Business
Administrative Assistant (i.e. Secretary) Wakefield Shop, Wakefield, Rhode Island 1981-82. Coordinated and prepared daily schedule for senior ad ministrator. Supervised and maintained office atmosphere.
Inventory Clerk (i.e. stocked shelves) Job Lot, Wakefield, Rhode Island 1980-81. Responsible for all units ordered. Arranged, controlled, installed, reorganized goods. Advanced to the position of senior stockperson.
Governess (i.e. babysitter) Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island supervised youngsters that visited during formal occasions. Structured daily programs.
Activities in College:
Advertising Club, Spring 1982; American JVlarketing Association, Spring 1982; Finance Club, Spring 1982; Insurance Club, Spring 1982; Investment Club, Spring 1982; Management Club, Spring 1982, Management Science Club, Spring 1982. Little
Brother/Little Sister, Student Entertainment Committee Student In Organization, Student Lecture Series, Union Board, Weekenders, Center, Young Business Women of America, Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group.
Island only), Sailing, Musical Instruments, (recorder). Skiing
Photography (one step instamatic), (Yagoo), Swimming, Sewing, Biking,
Cooking. I. Wanda Work Memorial Union Information Desk (401) 792-2056 Bis Ness Ballentine Hall (401) 792-2003 Joe Graduate Alumni Affairs, Davis Hall (401) 792-2242
Steven C. Jensen
Ovil and Envir
Civil and Envir,
Levesqui Political Science
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Barbara E, Lew it I
girls. I'm Mr. Rogers neighborhood.
and welcome to my
I'd tike you to meet
my friends. now
They're very happy right they're going through a
event In their lives.
Can you say Good. The
they're so happy is they've survived the trauma
of senior year.
Can you say welcome to the real world? Good.
Many seniors went through the emotionally trying times of inter views. Some even landed jobs through these interviews. Can you say thank God they're over? Good. But
prolong their by going
entrance into the real world to
Can you say
be better off
Good. I have heard many stories of the trauma of senior year and would like to
My told one
about all the fun he had in
of his classes.
Can you say
friend of mine about how
her first interview.
Can you say coronary arrest?
Good. Another story I heard
realized that this
the end of his
education and he would have to go out and work for a living.
Can you say culture shock? Good.
But after all what is Can you say
boys and girls,
this is the last
all make it out there. If
back and you
good luck? Good. John Richard
Michael W. Medei
PI^IESA Joann M. Mitchell
B^1 Nagel -Old Buildings .Seniors
.^ t' rv^ Kl a
Lori J, Penso
Christine E. Perry Textiles
Christoper Quinn Management
Mark G. Rafanelli Biomedical Elec. Engr.
Scott P. Rabldeau Natural Resources
Peter C Rainone Natural Resources
Barry B. Ralston Malural Resources
Carlotta Ramono ^
Ellen C. Ratner
Reminiscence of Freshman year.
# Twas the
night before Chri
Dear Mom, I'm behind a few credits so I've decided to go to school during the summer up. 1 promise to hard and pass the courses so 1 can graduate on time. Most likely I'll be
In Wakefield part Don't worry about
working time. me.
Beach In the afternoon.
morning. Biking Into
Dear Mom, Tom also decided to live on campus this summer. He decided to buy a boat and make money quahogglng all summer. 1 bought books today and my started some homework. It's kind of boring around here. It's not at all like the
and 1 think I did pretty well. I found someone on the hall who took the course already, so he helped me study. I'll be moving back home for a
Can you me? Last
the beach and the Boxes
reappear and clothes get packed. Rooms are emptied and good
byes are said. September feelings in August. Time to say good-bye
food and cooking In the hot plates. Lettuce Is cheap and creamy cucumber salad dressing is addictive. Days
tans and frisbee elbow.
Moving In. New friends, old ac quaintances. Guys in Butterfield. Gids In Bressler. Classes In the
to the beach.
Weekends beach. spent at Willows. Hotel living without the ladles. cleaning Dear Mom, I passed my first
Dear Mom, I'm back at school
campus for a while, but now millions of people are moving In. 1 wish I couid go back to summer liv
barely. I can't study anymore.
Audrey Hill Bryant
There is too much to do around here In the sum mer.
1 gotta go We're all going to the Fleet. the of Blessing
ing up though. now.
and Mar. Aff.
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Terri E, Schulman
Abby L. Schwartz Accounting
Sciacchetano" Summer Life "Seniors
The moment we've all Ugh dreaded. Good Intentions at the of a fresh new semester soon start comes to a screaching halt. Long awaited hours in the library, union .
study lounge, side just for a in hand. Any break
for a quick a chat, quick Campus Cones is greatly ap
Then back for some in tense cramming. There comes a nerve-racking moment a few
hours before the exam when one has a gut feeling that he should have gone to more classes, done the readings, taken better notes and visited the
Seniors- Finals "Turchetta
Items in your short-term memory. the moment we've all
The clock ticks on and becomes more frantic memorize those last few
studying trying to
last The drudge to the classroom is both a joyful and miserable experience. It will be the last time
material, but yet it is
Before the exam begins, sweaty palms and a blanking memory are well remembered. But, one must think in a few hours It will all be over and oh, what a relief that is.
Webster 'Finals Seniors
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rival with Hawaiian shirts and leis bundled
faced the Clambake
Stables. Some used this time to
week-long party. After a great lunch volleyball and baseball began and
others dozed in the
The first Den into linens
early day activity transformed the Ray classy dining atmosphere. The <?hina
abundance of food to
relaxed and enjoyed
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Changes Begin The Student Senate has say about what goes are
They figurehead, but a changes begin and on
The Student Senate allows students to take an active roll in the process of GRl. The Senate also allows students the op portunity to work with matters such
academic concern, organize forums and work as a liaison between facul ty and student. Within several own
the Senate, there are committees, each with its
The Senate is also
responsible for 60 organizations at GRl. 1982 student
A Selective Guide to the a of R.I. Rampages is the handbook distributed The book is
official on a
informative guide ex plaining what GR! offers to each stu dent and an aid introducing general an
aspects of the Gniversity. Freshmen and transfer students will
given a copy of Rampages during the summer orientation program, while the rest of the student body can pick be
copy in the fall.
Except for Rules and Regulations, Rampages is completely written and edited by undergraduates and is published by the Student Senate in cooperation with the Office of Student Life. As a guide to life at GRl, the goal of Rampages is to help students make the most of their years at GRl.
Barnes and Gil Poulin, 1982 editors of the
Student Servicers Kingston Student Services is ex actly that: an organization that serves the students of Kingston. KSS is responsible for the Hostel, the Book Co-op, sound and lighting for concerts, plays, parties, the Record Co-op, and concessions at movies
The Alternative Food Co-op is located in the basement of Roosevelt Hall. It is a student-run organization that sells health foods; including grains, flours, cheese, dried fruit, produce, natural sweetners, herbs, teas, spices and nuts. The members of the Co-op attend an orientation meeting about the organiza tion and spend time working there. The Co-op also sponsors health workshops, nutrition information and
Campus Community C.H.E.A.R.S. located on the fourth floor of Roosevelt Hall, is an outlet for information on education of alcohol use for the entire campus. This non-profit organization has a staff of 30 volunteers, an alcohol
a part-time director. C.H.E.A.R.S. is funded by the Na tional Institute of Alcohol Abuse Awareness. It provides workshops,
referrals, films, a drop in center, guest lectures, individual and group
Food Co op C.H.E.A.R.S,
^t'^rk^ u. f^^ ^^'^,,
Committee, activities, helps to
students on hunger. It also raises money for Oxfam America which world countries. third helps On November 19th 1981 the commit tee urged students to fast for world Students gave their dinner harvest. meal-tickets for that evening and the pro $2700 were donated to Ox about ceeds,
fam America. The World Hunger Committee also donated to the refugee relief in El
The Best Bread and
You'll Ever Have SOUPKITCHEN: a place to have the best homemade soup with everything in but the kitchen sink! Enjoy fresh baked breads with a variety of spreads All for just a donation.
Many students spend Saturday lun ches at the Catholic Center. After one bowl of veggie-noodle soup, you almost have to go back for seconds. Even when Father Chew puts too many peppercorns in the soup, you manage to cool off your tongue with a drink and risk not tsiting another peppercorn. And the delicious aroma of fresh baked bread
floats out of the kitchen. Socializing with friends, meeting new people, along with playing a few games of ping-pong are also a part of Soupkitchen. Used as a break from studying, it's also one of the cheapest lunches to be found on campus. Donations are taken and the profits are given to Oxfam America.
Debbie Cressu and Laurie Mello check
Md^ Fay plays a
the GRl Commuter The
Also, the association has bus
listings as well as lockers and lounges. Most of all, the staff is made up of commuters and understand the needs of commuters. The staff can be very
because of their
There are approximately 350 in temational students in the University of Rhode Island from more than 25 different countries enrolled in almost every department of the university. The main objective of the organization is to present to the URI community with a wide intercultural perspective. It also offers them the opportunity through cultural events, films and guest speakers to get in touch and explore a variety of values in other cultures. The International Week logo says It all: "A world together is better."
RIPIRG: Effective Consumer Advocates Since 1977, Rhode Island students built an organization through they can channel their commit
ment, energy and classroom learning to address social problems and take hold of the future. That organization is the Rhode Island Public Interest Group
(RIPIRG). Using tactics first developed by Ralph Mader, the organization wins im portant victories for students and
by combining investigative research, public education, and public interest advocacy. Issues and projects on which RIPIRG works are set by the Board of Directors, composed of URI students. The Board hires a profes sumers
sional staff to work with student in terns and volunteers to develop public interest research, educational and ad vocacy projects. RlPIRG's professional been
Bill, tenants' rights, and
the Bottle auto
The Good 5C Cigar "Just what this country really needs" ^^
Having the editor of the Cigar a piece about our campus daily in the yearbook is akin to having a mother write a letter write
about her child; she knows the good and the bad, but she only wants to write about the
In fairness to all, I'll try to men first, it is important
tion both. But
understand The Cigar.
Deadlines. That's it. That's all you have to understand. Coming out four times each week means oppressive deadlines. Sunday through Wednesday for stories and Monday through Thursday to
get those stories ready for the next
mean cold pizza at midnight sleeping on the advertising desk. They mean go ing to bed at 5:00 in the morning and waking up for a test at 8:00 that same morning. Deadlines
because the stories you counted on didn't come through. So you re-write a story you read two years ago about the pressing pro blem of dogs in the union.
of satisfaction. They mean that there is a Cigar in the dining halls and outside the buildings when you wake up. A Cigar to curse, praise, throw But
away, save, hate, love, ignore treasure. But it's always there.
That's what keeps the handful of people who are the crux of the Cigar going. It's a saying around the office. No matter how hard it gets, or how many problems have to be overcome, or how tired or frustated we are, there is always a paper the next day. And some are better than others. Some days everything
Lin Escalera works late
goes right. The lead
story is important to the entire campus and is wr' .en so that it shines, we takt an editorial position we are all proud of, the layout and pictures are in novative and attractive and we finish early. I can count the number of days all of that goes right on two, maybe three fingers. At about the same frequency, are the bad days. The wax machine in our office breaks down and spits hot wax around the production room, the lead story doesn't get typeset, the
to the editor '
my sanity ar hours late to t
the paper is three le
982 Editor in Chief /^it
his copy into the
women, the dozen
Cigar (now a money-making enterprise due to our business department), get a chance to live in run
newspaper world years before
graduate. Through that,
learn more than and can com
ment on what we see while still hav to deal with it. We deal with reporters who threaten sources "if you don't tell me I'll write about your ." and sources who threaten reporters "if you use my name I'll kick your
1982 News Editor, pastes up
edition of the
We deal with people who don't pay advertising bills and who de mand money for services we use. We get complaints about the posi tions we take and the stories we write and we are called everything from anti-URl to "commie" by peo ple who disagree with us. We run a newspaper. We try our hardest but we don't always suc ceed. The mistakes we make teach us while probably hurting us more than anyone. Because we really care.
predecessor of mine told me working at the Cigar is a course crisis management. We jump from one crisis to another and somehow we manage. The Cigar is an important part of us and we love being an important
campus. You can't when run a you
newspaper, but we try. And we'll be there the next Sports Editor,
grabs a quick
The Oliver Watson House Has Watched CJRI Grow The Oliver Watson House is the oldest building on URI's Kingston campus. Located across from Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Watson House was a typical two-story Rhode Island farmhouse built around 1790. When restored, the building was painted bright white and the original roof was replaced with dark gray shingles. The house had one or more windows in every room. A weather well and well-sweep to the right of the house was restored while a gray granite stone wall and a white picket fence enclosed three sides of the lawn. The chimney in the center of the building provided six fireplaces for the seven room house. The building contained
a keeping room or what might call a kitchen, a parlor, a horning room where births took place and four bedrooms. Among its many antiques the
house held an 1834 math workbook and a loom that belonged to a famous South County weaver and Quaker Billy Rose. The loom was believed to have been 170 years old. The state bought the Watson House along with 140 acres of
Tour Guides Present CJRI to Mewcomers The
selected, trained and supervised by the Admissions Office. In the fall twenty students are chosen from over 100 applicants. The selected students represent students from each
of state, dor down the line and students involved in different in
college, in and out mitory, Greek, and
terest groups on campus.
The main is to
of the Tour Guides
present the campus efficiently
prospective freshmen. They con duct detailed tours of URI twice a to
day, Monday through Saturday.
Watson House "Tour Guides
farmland for $5,000 in 1888 to build an
After restoration, the house
the development of URI, the house had many uses. It was first the farm manager's home,
then a women's dormitory, the home of Lambda Chi fraternity, a men's dormitory and a nursery school. When it was announced in 1962 that the house would be torn down due to lack of funds, alumni, faculty, students and friends of the universi
ty raised enough money
structurally sound museum of the 1740-1840 period and provided a valuable place of study for students of textiles, architecture and history. During the 81-82 academic year, Linda and Martin Benevenuti lived in the Watson House. Martin worked as
Counselor at the Student Financial taught in the Reading Center in Chaffee Hall. a
Aid Office and Linda
LB/LS Gives Time and Love Through
Sister program, URI students have the chance to develop good relation
of the South County Area. The students spend a few hours a week with their "little" and bring
love, friendship and guidance into their lives. The
for both the child and student.
LB/LS provides a van as a means of transportation for the children to come to campus. The organization also provides social events to bring the group together as a whole.
Brother' Plans to
When Jeff he
Troy was a freshman, joined Little Brother/Little Sister. joined LB/LS because I wanted
brother to do
When 1 first met
to hide behind his
mother. Now I can't get him to shut up! We get along really well."
Jeff said that having a little brother is a challenge because you may not have the same interests. "He doesn't like to do the things 1 like to do. 1 like sports and he doesn't. We don't like the same television shows, either. 1 really learned
wants to do."
his "little," Peter Keller, Peter is from
Wakefield. Jeff said that
to know each other
"We take long walks through the explore them like little kids like to do. Whenever 1 have to work on my car, I ask him if he wants to work on it with me. woods and
go to the Union and took 1 am on crew and 1 took him to a lot of crew meets, also. "Once, 1 even took him home to meet my family. 1 know his family pretty well and he wanted to meet mine." Jeff said that he would like to keep in touch with Pete now that he is graduating. "I'll be at URI this summer so we
play pinball. Last summer, 1 him to Rocky Point for a day.
each other then. It's been
long, after four say good bye."
to understand what would in
Peter Keller and Jeff
Represents Campus Sororities The Panhellenic Association is of URI sorority women that represent the campus' eight na affiliated sororities. The tionally
together to promote good relations between all URI sorori
purpose of "Panhel" is to and oversee judicial and financial matters of the sororities. Panhel also organizes national ac tivities and philanthropic projects. The
Ann Montanaro. Greek Advisor
IFC: Governs, Acts as Chief Mediator is
The Interfraternity Council of URI responsible for coordinating the 16
on campus. The IFC also functions as the chief mediator bet and the Fraternities ween
administration. The IFC is also responsible for governing the campus fraternities. IFC makes and enforces the rules and regulations of the URI fraternities. IFC also sponsors many programs and services during the year. Greek Week, a leadership conference, the Freshman Record, and a monthly newsletter are part of IFC's
Charities Benefit From Greek Did you ever drive by Upper Col lege Road and see two people sitting top of a pole on Chi Phi frater nity's front lawn? Have you ever seen a group of guys bouncing basketballs to Providence? Maybe you've heard that all sorority presidents were kidnapped? Perhaps around St. Paddy's Day you've seen someone from Thete Chi parading around as Paddy Murphy? How
about those common sales in the Memorial Union, such as Delta
Zeta's Goldfish sale? Have you ever wondered why these things are done
Bounce-a-thon to Providence to
and what Theta Chi'is collect
donationIS for Rl Leukemia
Alpha Chi Omegas
all about? Believe it
not, it's all done for charity. These are just a few of the many original ideas that fraternities and sororities come up with to raise for local and national money charities. The individual Greek Chapter house usually include a
as a yearly good cause. Some of these projects are relatively while others are quite common, unique. Other than the fact that philan thropic projects can be fun, they are
usually part of the house's obligation to its National affiliation. Philanthropies are an example of how the Greek system on campuses around the country promote na tional and community services. Traditional endeavors sponsored
Gamma Delta's Tun to Brown for Cystic Fibrosis; Lambda Chi, Alpha's Sorority Presidents' Kidnapping (ran consists of canned
foods for Psi's
interSigma Derby Week, sorority event including games, relays, and contests to benefit the Jimmy Fund; Chi Phi's Pole Sit, members take turns sitting for 120 hours as a sponsored fund drive for and Theta Muscular Dystrophy; Chi's annual Paddy Murphy Week. an
Some houses decided to be dif and they held such fun events as Delta Zeta's Jailhouse dur ing Spring Weekend 1981, and
SEC Presents URI With Entertainment The Student Entertainment Com (SEC) uses Student Senate funding to present rock and jazz con certs, plays, ballroom shows, and mittee
dances to the URI community. SEC also brings URI the musical entertain ment for
Spring Weekend. Students interested in the enter field get the chance to work at shows and get a behind-thescenes view of what goes into put tainment
SIO Promotes ORI Student Concerns The Student Interest Organization a lobbying group for the students of URI. It is composed of concerned students who work actively to repre sent all students' concerns and in terests before the General Assembly. All advocates must undergo a 10is
week, comprehensive training pro
during the fall semester. They taught to master the art of per public speaking and other political techniques. This includes learning to become familiar with up coming issues on campus and at the General Assembly. The legislative session begins in early January and is in session for ninety days. At this time of the year, SIO advocates disperse among the gram are
(including the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Gover nor's office) and throughout the URI campus work to initiate legislation that will best interests and
promote the students' concerns.
Speak-Easy Counsels and Informs on Sexuality s a
of beitig. it InvolMf
Speak-Easy is a peer sexuality in formation and counseling center, open Monday through Friday 11 to 4. It is a comfortable and confidential place to talk with trained peers
the tA*ush(,/eelinss and social txpectaliom encompaisins o p/ivslool . er "/emalciiess. Senialitji Is nol mrlv nil physical respaiucs it is a compIi network of mollmul "
about any aspect of sexuality. Students trained in special section
of the Nursing Departments' class on human sexuality staff the Speak-Easy. They also answer the
Line, conduct workshops the campus and teach educational sessions. Speak-Easy is located on the fourth floor of Hot
Roosevelt Hall and is there to pro support and open, noninformation.
SLS Experiences Year of Change
The Student Lecture Series,
ings informative speakers to campus.
This year, SLS year of new ideas and
change. The SLS workshop day started off the year by acquainting old and new members and by teaching the pro cedures of planning and running a lecture. It was an informative and in
teresting day. Political
presented a diversity of speakers, perhaps could be cited as the highlight of the year. Students, com munity and administrators all played and
essential part in its success. Gloria Steinam, Bill "Meet the Press" Monroe, Sara Weddington and many other speakers participated in the week. The idea of presenting a number of speakers in a limited an
amount of time
try this idea again.
Catholic Students Active
The Catholic Student Association seeks to foster
nity on campus by co-ordinating and programming spiritual, cultural and social activities through the Catholic Center.
Membership is open to any URI student interested in fostering Chris tian ideals. This year's highlights Halloween and Christmas open houses at the Catholic Center and several speakers on young adult in
Father Chew Father
Rhode Island for the past six years. A well-known face to many on campus. Randy gives of his time to students in
guidance, help, or friendship. A typical day for Randy consists of counseling in the morning, saying 12 o'clock noon mass, working out at Nautilus, along with teaching religious courses. Being in charge of the Catholic tive
politically Randy gives
Brother/Little Sister, more
Gniversity. Randy also spends much time in preparing his liturgies for the Sunday night 8 o'clock masses. His innovative and unique liturgies have helped many on
campus to believe and live a faith in contemporary world. Not many
would believe it if the
crowded that students had to stand in the back and side aisles, but it is true. A quote from Kahlil Qibran could
Randy's service to the URI community. "Then said the rich man. describe
Catholic Student Assoc.
It is when you
truly give." Mary Beth
give of Affleck
A Friend to
Altar Becomes Halloween comes once a year, but the memories last year-round for the students who attend Christ the King Church. Who would ever expect a church to celebrate Halloween? Not many.
The new students are while returning students
can't wait for it.
Halloween, the eight o'clock Sun
day night day in a special
celebrates the holi way. It all started six having just the con
years ago with
costumes. Then about to act out the
gregation wearing the idea
gospel with puppets. Now evolving from that idea is the Halloween Liturgy.
This consists of
live play out the Gospel. a
For this once-a-year mass, the altar becomes a stage for the characters
This year's mass was held on November 1, 1981. The Good Seed was chosen as the Gospel. All the characters were dressed in costumes and acted out such parts as the path, the rock, the thorns, the good soil, and the flowers. Although the
upon the rock, the theme from Rocky was played and
Troy ran Many will
out dressed as
gregation still gets dressed up in a variety of costumes. The mass is quite unusual for a bunch of college students, but it's just another way of
bringing everyone ing a great time.
closer while hav
play gospel story, while Father Chew stands off to the side
Stage for Halloween
the Allurement of Life.
Members of the Outing Club ex perience backpacking, ice and rock climbing, canoeing, and cross country skiing, to name just a few.
Washington to the wild rapids of the Mooseup River, Outing Club to a chance get demonstrate their outdoor skills and The ever abilities. leadership challenging Quincy Quarries
presents each climber
citing experiences top."
Their annual task through the Great Gulf Wilderness in October of fers the amateur hiker/backpacker adventures that exist in the woods of New England.
Horsemen's Club Learns Overall
The URI Horsemen's Club gives students the opportunity to spend some of their extra time learning and participating in overall horseman ship. Horsemanship ranges from
(fjo-; y'k/'% .
to horse care.
The Horsemen's Club meets every weekend where ten horses are sta bled under the supervision of the and Animal Veterinary Science
Serious but Fun Learning
how to sail is treated
serious, but fun discipline at the URI Sailing Club, located on Salt Pond in Wakefield. A
variety of lessons are through the Physical Educa Department ranging from begin
ning to advanced levels. Beginners learn the basics of sail ing in the Club's fleet of 10 "Tech Dinghies." Intermediate classes sail the 4 new 'Flying Juniors' complete with
spinnakers. For those interested high performance sailing, the Ad vanced class offers instruction in the club's 'Flying Dutchmen.' Norm Windus and Michael Esposito are the sailing instructors whose exper tise adds to the excitement and fun of each lesson. The URI sailing club is also open in
for recreational sailing. Experienced sailors who pass their "skippers" test often take leisurely sails to the lower pond and explore the small islands. The club also rents its six windsurfers out to those with some experience (some prefer to call it windswimming). Free movies, slide shows, and an occasional regatta are also presented to club members.
Uhuru Sasa Promotes
Necessity of Equality The Uhuru Sasa Society was established because of outrage and dissatisfaction with the status quo of negative treatment of Black in Americans, particular, and has treatment This of think we in how resulted ourselves and how the overall world of us. thinks population Uhuru Sasa members do not necessarily have to be of African descent, but concerned individuals who want to join in the struggle against racism and the consequence of this sort of human ignorance. We are concerned with promoting the necessity of equality for all peoples. We believe our organization is not just a "set-a-way" from the realities
of URI's white campus, but a means by when brotherhood and love can be
course, many before our be obtained, but goal equality we have great expectations for our organization, its members and the cause it stands for.
obstacles to of
Gospel singers presented by
and it's satis
make enemies and you make friends. You struggle against
dumping in our own back yard; Charlestown, RI. We even reported on the national implications waste
against the powers that but you fight the good fight. Through all the hassles and
of nuclear weapon escalation and the severe cutbacks in financial aid.
deadline and be
all the blood,
sweat and tears, it's worth it. Not on
Recent articles featured the
over the pro El Salvador and the
of seeing print, but to know that you are doing something just a little bit unique: you're publishing The Great Swamp Gazette. The Great Swamp Gazette, reci pient for the second consecutive
elimination of the
year of the Society of Professional Journalists award for "the best all-
toons and music reviews. We open
magazine" for the Northeast, prides itself in being URI's commentary
the time to
stories and to take
issues. And a
magazine. The investigated stories
have time to make it
which affect students well
the Alan Wells
promised full-tenure was, through school politics, denied tenure and given the boot by URI administrators. Then we featured the problems of nuclear
program due to the ad ministration's "rebalancing plan." In
small, The Gazette will issues of
to the URI student.
But The Gazette isn't
it is also
poetry, photo essasy, ourselves to the
port, contribution and commentary.
students, alternative to rehashed, fluff, mediocre journalism. We have
Gazette: Best in the Northeast
The Student Video Center is
educational facility outlet for creativity, and video
The SVC of
fers undergraduate students portable color video equipment, complete editing facilities, television produc tion and the opportunity for on-theair
experience for those broadcasting.
STS Provides GRl's Sound and
Student Technical Services is a Memorial Union student-run
organization that provides quality sound and lighting equipment for the campus community. STS has pro vided concert sound and lighting for many of the SEC, Union Board and Weekenders events throughout the years. STS has technicians available to show movies, operate sound and
just plain stage
STS also has small systems to rent for parties and lectures. Video movies can be borrowed to show in your own room. A wide variety of equipment ranging from a portable cassette deck to a thousand-watt and sound lighting system are available through Student Technical Services.
A Perfect Place for After
for weeks and cut
ting through all the red tape, the old cow
haunted house location. This was
already really building
cleaned, repairetd and rewired before
It took the total efforts of
about 50 people during an already tough midterm period. Final construction crews worked until 2AM
on the nights preceeding. Most of the costumes and props were donated and weren't finished till opening day. This was the first
organize three completely different groups of students on a single pro ject, the Union Board, Lamda Chi and Coddington. Different aspects such
as safety, make-up and
sound effects had to be coordinated
and sustained for the three nights. By the end of the event, all the participants were totally drained. The only reconcilation was knowing that the 900 people that went through the house were thoroughly terrified. It was later decided that the local charity that could best use the funds would be the Johnny Cake Center of Peacedale.
costumes and props for the house. went to money supply
meals for 300 local families that would otherwise have
OB Plans Many Activities
The Memorial Union Board of Direc tors encourages,
the cultural and recreational activities of URI.
Through the constant revision of structure, policy and programs, G.B. works to meet the increasing demands needs of an expanding campus. Within the board, several different coun cils deal with the different duties and and
responsible for many beginning with the Registration Day Concert and ending with the U.B.'s Union Board is
Barbecue at the Beach. Other U.B. tivities Haunted
Weekend and many more. As a student board, U.B. is also
improve the entire URI popula Community. The board, lastly, is an extended voice
tion and educational
student, concerned with the well-being and educational
Game Contestants Can Make You Blush The Union Board held its 4th An nual Dating Game Show in February. As usual, the contestants were URI students who turned into stars for a night. Lou Schiaccetano, the MC, was even seen blushing a few times at many of the questions and answers of the contestants. Some included, "Yes, anytime", "a It's easier to take burlap sack "A sensuous off", orange", cream with a cherry on "whipped top", and of course the most
popular, "!*$%&". The winning couples were treated to dinners at Casey's, The Rusty Scupper, The Carriage Inn, The Coast Guard others.
Dance The Dance
University of Rhode Island Company, comprised of
students and is
to the artistic perfor of dance. As an extension of the regular dance curriculum in the Physical Education Department, the offers its members company choreographic opportunities and training in the technical aspects of production. Artists-in-residence pro grams provide additional options for
study on campus with leading professionals in the field. Auditions are held in early Oc tober. Admission to the company is determined by an adjudication board. An
Apprentice Dance Troupe is open to all interested students or university/community individuals who wish to improve skill and expertise in dance. Although the
company specializes in the styles of modern and jazz, choreographic works in modem ballet, folk dance and African have been incorporated into the
company's repertoire. Spring Concert,
climax of the year for the Company, is nurtured by a series of mini-
performances that lead to this culminating experience. Participa tion in the Health
tional Night, Coffee Hours and various Arts Series events provide typical examples. The Company prepares one piece for the American Dance Festival each year. Performances off campus are usual ly prepared for showing in Rhode Island Public Schools or to non-profit organizations providing services to
Devoted to Artistic Performance
Women's Center Aids CJRI Crisis Victims The Women's Crisis Center is a student-run advocacy and educa tional organization which provides medical
referral and emotional
to victims of sexual harrass
ment assault and rape.
The services are available to the campus community on a walk-in basis. The crisis Center is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night and is located in Burnside Hall A Tower.
Tae Kwon Do Builds
Tae Kwon Do is an ancient Korean combat art of self-defense. This martial art form emphasizes self discipline and fitness of both mind and body. Tae Kwon Do literally means the art of smashing with the hand and the foot. Most of the techniques used involve kicking because the strength of the leg is greater than that of the arm. Practic
ing Tae Kwon Do builds up physical which im mental endurance,
The members of the URI Tae Kwon Do Club meet once a week for two hours and
by competent England Tae begins and warm up period. practice blocks, kicks
instructors from the New
^^B IB mm W^
Kwon Do Federation. A class with a stretch Then students
punches in defensive and offen sive techniques. Controlled fighting (free sparing) is practiced to teach the
techniques they have learned, paying particular attention to self-control. Members of the club may advance by testing their skills with the
Eastern Tae Kwon Do Federation. It is
black belt within
4 years at URI. Since the club started in 1976
they high ranking
many of which achieved belts and have demonstrated
brown skill and competence in self-defense. This year the first person to achieve black belt in the club was Lori Henderson.
Women's Crisis CentefTae Kwon Do
Most GRl Students "Live for the Weekend" Weekenders is
organiza making the
but out of the
anything ordinary. This year's roster of
events includ ed concerts with B. Willie Smith and a
tribute to the "Doors."
Love Boat party in the M.U. to a gigantic sundae on the Banana Boat and then a real-life a
excursion to Block Island.
ing Boston's Science museum, ex ploring Mystic's Sea-life Aquarium and witnessing the excitement of Broadway's Sugar Babies. In the tradition of Newport's high society. Weekenders also held a semi-formal dance at the Rosecliff Mansion "Fleur de la Mer." The highlights of this event included cocktails at the Sheraton Islander, the swinging sounds of "Eight to the
Bar," endless hors d'oeuvres and "freeze
Tlie "Love Boat" In the fall of '82, the Weekenders sponsored an indoor cruise on the
tropical music by 'High drank tropical drinks and
hors d'oeuvres. Students got into the festivities by dressing in brightly col ored Hawaiian clothes. ate
Dave Greenblatt and Mike
Gail Jackson and Jay O'Connor iiaving a good
3 iB^Br'^ LU
"Fleur de la Mer" For the second year in a row, the Weekenders sponsored a dance at Rosecliff: an elegant mansion on Newport's prestigious Bellvue Av Students swung to the music to the Bar' and admired the
chandeliers and the
of the glittering grande stairway.
One-Ton Sundae Four-thousand and two-hundred of all the flavours of ice you could want. Sound Good? It did to hundreds of students on the Saturday of Spring Weekend '82. The Weekenders bought the huge
amount of ice cream from at
Whaler with it.
WRIU Gives Students Rhode Island's largest public radio station, is an effective outlet for URI students interested in many aspects of broadcasting. Students can obtain valuable ex
broadcasting, journalism, advertis ing, engineering, public affairs and administration. Over the past year, approximately 200 students have made themselves an important part of WRIU.
ROTC: Part of URI for Over 80 Years The Army Reserve Officer Train ing Corps Program offers students the opportunity to experience a lifestyle that is academically enriching and physically challenging. Army ROTC has been an integral part of the University since 1894, and has contributed officers
than 1800 of our
country. The URI ROTC
on an informal basis with par to in ticular attention devoted dividual desires and career objec tives of the cadets. Through prac tical training in management, leader
the pro both
prepares students for and civilian careers.
Students enrolled in the program opportunity to apply for
scholarships. Additionally they attend such
assault, ranger and cold weather vival school. my
Preparation Flight Program is also
for the Ar available.
ROTC Member Does Not Mind
In the spring of 1982, a little over 400 students participated in ROTC. One hundred of them were in the ad vanced progam and eight of the ad vanced stuidents were women. Lisa Westerberg is one of those eight women.
"When I was in high school, 1 didn't know if 1 was going to go into the army or go to college. When I found out that URI had ROTC, 1 de cided to go to URI and I joined ROTC at the end of my freshman year. Westerberg, a nursing major, has participated in ROTC for two years and became a second lieutenant in
One of Few May of her junior year. She has achieved Dean's List for two years. Westerberg said that ROTC does take a lot of time, but she enjoys it. "1 like
about it. I
things I never got a chance gain confidence, and learn
get to to do, more
worked on the Batallion Staff in Recruitment and She Publicity. plans to continue in the army after graduation in 1983. She also said she doesn't mind be ing one of only eight women. "The are really equals."
they treat us Kimberly B. Potter
Career Assistants Counsel Student
undergraduates with their
who assist students
aspirations. "CA's" variety of workshops that
present a help students in resume writing, in terviewing techniques and summer job-search strategies. They also criti and for students resumes que counsel them on a daily basis. administrative with these Along duties, CA's coordinate special pro grams each semester. In the fall, the
office of Career Services hosted a Career Fashion Show. During the spring semester, CA's developed a Career Symposium Series for both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business. Also in the spring Career Services organized Career Day and Senior Career Day.
Hillel Serves GRl
Community The B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation Lower College Road serves as the central meeting place for the organized campus Jewish communi on
The group is run by many students each with varying interests. As a group, Hillel strives to provide social, educational, cultural, and religious programs to meet the
needs of the Jewish community, both students and Faculty, at URI. Social programs during 1981-82 cream an ice included party, hayride, ski trip, pizza party, bowling roller and skating party. party, Educational programs include the Beate Klarsfeld, Danny Siegel, and Emil Fackenheim lectures, a Lunch Program, and the informal classes of the Jewish Free University. Cultural programs included the Giora Feld man, and Lydia Saxton concerts. Religious programs included High Holiday, Friday night and Purim ser vices. In addition, Hillel sponsored a kosher dining plan.
Career Assistants Hillel
Leaders Learn The
leaders welcome 2200 members of the class of 1985 to URI the summer of '81 during The leaders provided several pro that future freshmen a gave grams
chance to make
and the campus plan course schedules. For the second year, the program
With Freshmen continued
short lecture series
sponsored part of continuing a
the fall. The
peer and as a
The orientation program opportunity for growth and
as well as the freshmen. It was a unique chance to learn facts about URI that full-time students often overlook.
ment for the leaders
Bresnahan: '82 Ombudsman Serving as the budsman has been a
challenging and gratifying experience. This job has the afforded me opportunity to in teract with a myriad of students, staff, and faculty members. The challenge of mediating in dividual grievances, problems, and complaints has been greatly facilitated due to the special relation ship which has developed between the faculty ombudsman and myself. Marvin Rife has brought many years of endless wisdom to this position. His uncanny ability to deal with all types of people has benefited the
campus community in numerous ways and has also enhanced my ability to resolve many conflicts
which students have
attention. this experience has reaf firmed my belief that, despite the size and complexity of our Universi ty, the staff, faculty, and administra tion will bend over backwards to
mitigate student problems whenever possible. The position of Student Ombudsman is an integral part of the University system and I feel for tunate to have been able to assist
the students who have utilized this
Brian R. Bresnahan Student Ombudsman
HELP CorKjt^. 1 r
Theater: After the
and Carols A
of Christmas Confections
A ?The trombone
players, Jeff Cohn.
Ruth Mueller, and Dave DiCenso, practice football season.
Whalen, practices his part for the
??During a football game, trumpet players add to the spirit of
for Musical Involvement
?Three different views of the members of the chorus
Warm Weather and Good Music After a long, cold winter we anx iously awaited the commencement
table as the New England weather, the weekend brought us a variety of
of Spring. Even the snowstorm in the midst of April could not dampen our spirits! There were those of us
fun and entertainment. It began with a carnival,
and the antics of the
the entire front lawn of the Memorial Union and then some. People took
ly, the warmth of the sunshine began to beat through and with it came Spring Weekend. As unpredic
began Spring Carnival sponsored by the Onion with the
Board. One of the games was to climb the ladder and
ring the falling.
vince us all that warm weather was on the horizon. Others traveled
find favorable conditions suitable enough to show off their seasonal tans. Alas! Finally, yes final
tourage of clowns, balloons galore,
amazing Fan tasy Jugglers. This event, sponsored by the Union Board, encompassed
chances at the wheels of fortune and participated in such amenities as
Samari, Head Slicer, and Mud Wrestling. Some very exhilarating
All Contributed to
A Successful 1982
The following day proved to be a real treat for the ice-cream con noisseur. The piece de la resistance
Weekenders' Banana Boat. The of assorted ice-cream flavors topped with marshmallow and chocolate syrups, pounds of bananas, nuts, whipped cream, and last but not least, gallons of cherries! 4,200 scoops of ice-cream were con tained in the URI Sailing Club's Boston Whaler. At the end of the day, only the consistence of a milkshake remained. That didn't stop the die-hard ice-cream fanatic was
one ton was
readily scooped out the Eventually the groups of
peo the melt-down and "flocked" to the outer shores of campus for the music festival. The site was Keaney Gymnasium
beat when the
Entertainment Committee brought Flock of Seagulls, NRBQ, and Squeeze to join the musical Student
weekend. Music con tinued the next day at the outdoor Bluegrass Festival. It didn't take much to grab your partner and roster of the
Herald, Bill Hornell and the Virgi nians, the Neon Valley Boys, and Fiasco Brothers.
troupe of southern entertainers
Pat Cannon who showed everyone all the steps to dance along. The end of this weekend left us with an aurora of a new season and
brightened attitude pending examinations.'
'^students catch bands
?Flock of Seagulls bass player, along with the group
??Some students around all
they began juggling
frisbee away from the crowds, ? ?Lead
guitarist for SQUEEZE got the crowd clapping throughout the entire gym.
? ??NRBQ other groups
performed music different Rhythm and Blues.
George Thorogood brings hard rock to sold-out crowd
From PUNK to ROCK
Taylor sets mood at
B. Willie Smith
away from the opposing
TTwo Harvard defenders Rowe who manages to get ? TLori Ritcher thr<
the ball into
The 1981 Women's Soccer team coached by Karen White a senior. Ms. White, who was a member of the 1981 team, injured both knees during season play. She was asked to coach the 1981 team, and coach she did. The WRams posted a 10 and 2 final record, and also placed first in the RllAW was
showed its prowess by winning 2-1. This led them to compete in the tour nament and some fine playing by Tracey Brooks and Judy Fernstein, as well as co-captains Sheri Mathews and Andrea Rowe helped to capture the top spot. It was the WRams' third season as a club sport.
deciding game was against College, and our team
Karen White Sheri Mathews
Men's Soccer Has
Disappointing Season ^Mo,
from the other
for the ball
In their 1981 season, GRl soccer had a taste of both glory
They started out the strong by winning 6 out of their first 8 games, but they soon faltered. In the last 1 1 games their record was 4-6-1. This gave Rhody season
record of 10,8, and 1. The slump was caused by a lack of offensive firepower. The average number of goals for the first 10 games was 3.1, but for the last 11 the average was only 1.8. There was some good perfor mance on the part of the offense, though. David Caetano and Geza Henni, both seniors, led the offen sive play. Rui Caetano, a forward, led the Rams in scoring with 12 goals for the season. Henni, a mid fielder, was second in scoring with 10 goals. There was also some im pressive defensive play by the Rams. In 19 games, the opposing teams averaged only 1.1 goals per Both the offense and game. defense played together to force back the Huskies of GConn, end ing the game in a scoreless tie. The Rams are looking for a season
another tough season in 1 982, and their ultimate goal is to win the NCAA championship. Steve Macomber
^^?Mark Cookson plays it ^?This shot
by Rui Caetano
the ball out of the traffic.
?Before the oncoming player away
? ?The ball after
tries to go for the ball, Geza Henni Jr. kicks it watches from behind.
by Jaime Huriel,
Team Places in RIIAW
The women's tennis team had a suc cessful season under the coaching of Charlie Connery. Their season record was 5 and 3, including an impressive 9-0 win over Bridgewater State, their first victory. They were also victorious over Southeastern Connecticut State
and Springfield rounded off
College. Their by a forfeit by
Leading the team in first singles was senior Heather Mahan. In the second singles spot was Beth Shetzley. In the third and fourth spots were freshmen and Kim Edwards Mary Byrne. Michele Maynard, Gina Venditto, and Erika Waldman shared the fifth and sixth singles sports. The leaders in doubles were Kathy Lynch and Bonnie Powers in the first spot. Heather Tamer and JoAnn Muller in second doubles, and third
by Sue Martini, Mary Beckwith, Maggie McGonagle, and Karen shared
Sheridan. Mr. Connery is proud of the girls' third place in the RllAW and their suc their toughest opponent. over cess Springfield College, and he hopes they will go to the RllAW
? Freatiman Kim Edwards
?Mary Byrnes digs
T^Tlie 1981-82 team.
net in tie
of her reacti.
Net Result: An Undefeated
strong foreliand by Steve Phillip
Island defeated their i
The word that best describes the fall season for the men's tennis team is awesome. The netmen finished the season with an impressive 8-0
record, including three shutouts. The Rams beat such teams
Gniversity of Massachusetts, the Gniversity of New Hampshire, and the Gniversity of Connecticut, a Big East team. Their most impressive victory, though, was over the Ter riers of Boston Gniversity. GRl defeated the Terriers 6-3 including five out of six singles victories. In head coach Alan Marcus' opinion, it was the team's toughest match, and
the first time in his five years coach that the Rams have con-
qered BG. The netmen also finished third in the Eastern Eight Tournament which they hosted. The Moun taineers of the Gniversity of West Virginia finished first with an im pressive 33 points. George Washington took second with 25 points. Rutgers finished fourth, and G Mass fifth. Duquesne, Pittsburgh,
junior Gary Davidson. The leaders of the other five singles were team captain Dan McCormick, Frank Galego, Steve Phillips, David was
and Marc Porter. The doubles combinations of Davidson and Wright, Galego and Phillips, and McCormick and Porter proved to be
and St. Bonaventures rounded out
impressive many times, even against the toughest opponents. Tennis 251 The coach was exceptionally pleas ed with the player's performances.
the field at sixth, seventh, and
In his words,
respectively. Leading the
team in first
played great! Katie Bitter
Rams Run to 7-1 The
men's its best
Cross-Country team season yet, pulling a
7-1 dual meet record. Mark Rerick, Doug Hill, Greg Hale, and John were the team's best per formers. Some great performances were also seen from Dave Brown, Shawn Gardner, Eric Grisiwald, Mark Searvey, Joe Swift, and Mike Malukevich. Most of our young runners will be returning, and we hope to have as good a season as the last.
^Rhode Island's Mark
Before most URI students return for
Formula for Success
floor with their hands
the fall semester, the members of the WRam volleyball team have spent the
last two weeks of
101/2 hours each
upcoming season. they spend up to day with intense drill
Part of the time in
of the school's wrestl
learn tough defensive help extinguish the feat of the impact of the body hitting the hard wood floor. The girls also use the dance studio to help develop correct posture and technique.
skills and to
In addition to skill refinement, much time is spent on conditioning. As you walk down the halls of Tootell
Gym during one of these afternoon sessions, you frequently hear sounds that resemble a hospital maternity ward. Maternity ward?!! Yes, the team earn ed this title as a result of the challenge with "the board," a 2' by 4' piece of wood which they had to move across
the board and
sound at 1 1 :00 in the
the echo of the stadium
the team members
perform of the day, "Mount Many athletes have ex perienced the exhilirating feeling of reaching the top bleacher, the summit
at the end
of many futile attempts in and hopping
volving running, jumping, on one
foot to the top.
being one of the sports requires a lot of travel, volleyball is one of the few sports that requires year-round practice. The Divi sion 1 competitive season is in the Fall, and Spring brings the OSVBA season. The
England area, which lead to the regional tournament. Trying to adjust to a new coach this year was probably one of the most dif ficult problems to overcome. The ex
anxiety and uncertainty for the players. The troubled times were quickly overcome, and they produced of
closeness that the team could not
accrued 28 wins, 18 losses, and was tied three times in the fall season. Nine of these losses
points, which girls played. This
In addition to
for all the
by a mere two just how well the
a learning players, both Eight of the
the Academic Dean's
Carrie Davis, Patricia Doolittle, and Susan Goodwin will graduate in List. the be
spring, and Sherry Silven leaving the team to join training program.
will also the URI
Patricia Doolittle Leslie Morales
p the ball"
Miracle For women, the AIAW National Championship Tournament is the of
reach that level of
competition is something special. It was achiev ed this year through much hard work and perseverence by all the It seemed like
that the entire show
2nd in East
change in altitude gave them another challenge, but they overcame this one as well, going on to place Oth in the nation. The girls placed second in the New England Championship, which is the first major step to the Nationals. They also placed second in the regionals, qualifying Sue Hillery, Chrissy Kelly, Lisa Kothe, Karen Murphy, Madelyn Noe, Shiela Wall, and Terri Walsh
Some other the WRams
second in the
Anderson did. The team tionals at
qualified for the na by running a superior race Eastern Championships, them
Princeton. but for
few brief moments the as
missed their 747, they thought it was all over. Adjusting to the
? The 1981 Team
Hockey Has Rough Time
for the ball
vitational, first in the Olde New England Tournament, and first in the Rl Invita
achievements for Rl State
first in the
dual meet record of
promptly on the first day of classes with the arrival of a new golf coach, Bruce Carson. Mr. Carson, a former G.R.I, golfer took over the head professional Job at Point Judith Golf Club, the schools home course. His be
coaching techniques proved quite an asset to the team's to
In tournament competition the linksmen also posted an impressive record. They won the New Hamp shire Invitational, competing against all the New England State Colleges.
They finished third in the 47th New England Intercollegiate Fall Golf Championship consisting of approx imately 45 teams. They finished
fourth in the 24-team Bob Toski In
Headed by senior captian, Patrick Horgan, John Frizzell (Srn) David Behan (Soph.) and Robert Murphy (Jrn.) holding respectively the se cond, third, and fourth positions on the team, G.R.I, quickly posted a 6
tercollegiate Golf Tournament, with Pat Horgan winning the individual honors. And finally, in the Eastern Eight Conference Championship, leading after the first round of play, the team slipped to a still very respectable third place finish in their
and 1 record in local matches. Brian Murphy (fr.) Jerry Conforti (Jrn.) and Levine (Srn.), all excellent
last 1981 Fall
golfers, provided great depth.
the team with its Bob
the Bob Tosci
shows the form that placed him first Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.
they were a tenacious and aggressive unit. Offen racked sively, they up points like a well-oiled scoring machine. Now, this team isn't the NFL San Fransisco 49ers. And it isn't the NCAA champion Clemson
Tigers. Rather, this sub-varsity football
team was the GRl team.
This year the Rams, coached by Hal Kopp, had a 4 and 0 record for the season. The undefeated season marked the first time ever that a GRl
every game. GRl opened its season on October 9 at Kingston, when they defeated
Academy. They then next two weeks on the road. On October 16, they defeated Brown and then took Holy Cross on October 30. Their best game of the
November 6 when
^These defensive players their
with guys like Art Bell and
A^The offensive line with Charlie Diskis
?^To catcli the ball, Paul Masser, goes up in the air.
No one player really stuck out in the defense for the Rams. Instead the defense was a well-balanced unit in which everyone played a key role. Offensively, however, it was a dif ferent story. The center of attention was fullback Jeff Johnson. Johnson was the leading ball carrier, scorer, and all around work horse for the offense. The outlook for next year is uncer tain. Whether or not the Rams are suc cessful depends on how many players make the varsity squad next year. Jeff Johnson is the strongest candidate to play for the varsity team. In other
it will be
Happy Days Are Here Again The Rams
at GRl. After two
at 1-9-1 and to
record of 6-5 in 1981. In the Yankee Conference, GRl finished
4-1, sharing the Conference Cham with GMass. Rams surprised everyone, especially Penthouse magazine, who in the September issue named
Rhody one of the Nation's 20 worst college football teams! Penthouse obviously didn't know the bare facts surrounding the Gniversity of Rhode Island football team, one of which being that GRl refused to surrender to the pressures of the past. The Spring season in
dicated that the talent was indeed there, and it was just a matter of players and coaches communicating and working hard together. The con dition of the players who reported to camp in August was evidence of the hard work and the mental prepara tion for the upcoming season that took place over the summer. Most obvious was their willingness and determination to come back against the odds. The Rams' debut was against a powerful Boise State team in Idaho. Despite a 33-8 set-back, it was ap parent that they were a much im proved team. The loss provided in centive and experience for a team that was hungry for a win. The Victory over Maine was oh, so sweet. It had been a long time since fans had seen Rhode Island on top of the score board at Meade Field. The Rams bleached the Black Bears 21-10. The next week, Rhody dropped a bomb on the Merchant Marines with a 2312 win and the enthusiasm and excitement spread. Soon the football team was no longer an embarrass ment, but a reason to be proud. They continued to win, opening fire at the GMass Minutemen 16-10, and delighting a Homecoming crowd with an impressive 33-0 victory over Northeastern.
^ -^APaul looks for
'4Coach Griffin tells
??Dennis Talbot and
good Joke. Larry McPhillips
?Bernie Moran awaits the ball
^(i.N.H. defensive players
dragged along for
Tony Romaniello, Tony Deluca, and a large Family Day crowd.
Mark Brockwell line u|
against New Hampshire before
T^ John Ellis' ankle
Rams Turn it Around in '81 BG handed The 1981.82
its second loss
in five games by the narrow score of 27-21. The Rams then traveled to
Delaware to face the Blue Hens. It
for the Rams who short end of
always tough long ride home
up with the
Still, it was a confident team which clawed the Wild Catse of New Hampshire 14-12 the next week. For the first time. Intrastate rival Brown broke tradition and traveled down to Kingston to meet the Rams. This was perhaps the most disap pointing loss. Rhody couldn't generate enough offense and fell 108. However, they bounced back and chewed up the Huskies of GConn 34-29, securing the co-championship of the Yankee Conference. The final game of the regular season was against Florida A&M at Tallahassee. The Rams
came home burned 41-6, but were looking eager to the Division 1-A ly playoffs. In post-season play, Rhody drew
the powerful Idaho state Bengals in the first round. They were scratched
51-0. Nevertheless, the
good. of the team boosted spirit. Attendance was barely 4,000 at the start of the season. At the last home game against GConn, nearly 11,000 fans were on hand to cheer the Rams to victory. With some new blood in the coaching staff and a new Athletic The school
Director, along with
amount of hard on
work and sacrifice of the players and the GRl football program
has done a complete turnaround. Most definitely, they are headed in the right direction.
Hollis Chapman Julie Tierney ^^Sophomore running back Dave a game against Holy Cross.
Yankee Conf A
GRl went further in 1981 than anyone could have predicted. Hard work and dedication on the part of coaches and players alike enabled them to gain a play-off berth and more impor
The win of the G-Conn game gave GRl the title of Yankee
the Conference was the first step of the goals set by team. the They were set in the beginning of the year. The achievement of these pre-set goals was the best feeling ever.
New A.D. Revitalizes John Chuckran's office is located in the left-hand corner of Keaney
you come in the main doors. The office is small and modest, not the as
lavish setup you would expect an athletic director of a major university to have. That's how Chuckran is, though. He's not flashy; he gets the job done his way. The Penn State Alumnus signed on with the Gniversity last August to replace Maurice Zarchen, who resigned in February of last year after 19 years in the position. It was not the best of times for the athletic department, but Chuckran came in with the intent of giving the Gniversi a new image. "1 was well aware that Mr. Zarchen had resigned and that there were some improprieties, allegations and so forth," he said. "I didn't get overly concerned with that. 1 was concerned with taking the program to the heights I wanted. My first priority was to try to establish a new image for the department which
age around the state." The football team helped him out in this respect. "We've made some
in our strides program," Chuckran said. "The football pro had come off some disastrous gram years. There was some discussion of dropping it. Our main thrust was to bring the program back." So what happens? Four months into the job, Chuckran and the athletic depart ment have the Yankee Conference champions on their hands. The team goes to the Division IA playoffs. In with the big boys. Idaho State brings the team back to reality, but for the first time ever, the Rams make the playoffs. "To be successful, you first have to set realistic goals," he said. "With the football team, our aim was to have a winning record and win the conference. If you can dominate the conference, you can build up
repect." Chuckran has also been pleased with the quality of the women's pro gram. "The women's program was well established when I got here," he said. "It is recognized considerably
rate program. Chuckran feels that the athletic program can give the Gniversity visibility. "This Gniversity has a lot
Programs good aspects," he
said. "I feel that
Gniversity will benefit from a wellrounded athletic program which is conducted with integrity and the
set on an outstanding pro gram. A successful athletic program can get the Gniversity 's name
known around the country." One area he is especially
with is student support. "I've been very encouraged with the atten dance and support the students have rendered," he said. "I've had discus sions with students on where they think the department can go and what input they can have. I've been pleased with tlie involvement in in tramurals and club
sports. We're try
ing to create an atmosphere where students will see this as an important outlet which can contribute to their education." The main thing accord ing to Chuckran is that he wants the students to enjoy the program "if
Despite the successes the pro gram has had, there is always room for improvement. Chuckran sees the possibility of improving the facilities and maybe adding some sports in the future.
"With the recent cuts,
to Benefit such
wrestling program, I don't see immediately if we are go ing to add any new varsity sports. We'll be working with Art Tuveson to expand the recreation program, which has been well received by the as
students." "There has been
polo, women's soc volleyball as possible varsity sports. The determining fac tor of this will come from a study done to see if there is enough in terest. If you start up a wrestling pro wrestling,
cer, and men's
gram, and allocate it, and only three
show up, bath."
money for four students going to take a some
Students the fact that Rhode conducts an extensive pro athletics. This type of representation doesn't come to you, you have to earn it." Chuckran is candid when discuss ing GRl's reputation now. "Before you can take on the big guys, you have to take things step by step. Win conference. Establish your yourself. Then try to play with the big guys. We are not in a position now where we are attractive to the big schools such as GCLA, Ken tucky, Indiana, or North Carolina in Basketball. We may be very soon, but for now we have to concentrate
make the GRl program one that is well known in New England. "1 have some visions of expanding the pro
beating teams such as Duquesne, Holy Cross and St. Bonaventure. We have to get a reputation in New England and the East. Then we can step up to the big guys."
gram and making GRl a viable part of New England sports. I want peo
? '4The Ramettes line up in formation.
-^''That Ram Band"
to the tune.
1972, current Ram head basketball coach, Claude English decided to give the NBA a try. He played with
1980-81 season, English was named the Interim Head Coach. Kraft would return, but only in a limited capacity. When Kraft announced his retire ment at the end of the season, English was named head coach on May 8, 1981. The announcement came as no surprise. In taking over for Kraft as interim coach, English had led the Rams to a 21-8 season which was highlighted by the winning of the Eastern Eight regular season cham pionship in the team's first year in the conference. English was named co-coach of the year in the Eastern Eight (along with Duquesne's Mike Rice). Official ly, Kraft remained the coach of
official record of 0-0. This past season was not as en as the last one. In his first
to serve as an assistant to his old
When Kraft suffered a mild heart attack after the first game of the
English may be the coach-of-the-year to be honored
the Portland Trailbiazers for a year. After that, he returned here to GRl
tant/associate coach, first to mody, and then to Jack Kraft.
"official" head coach, Rams went 10-17, a far cry from the year before. It was a difficult year for English. For some, the term slump may app ly to the 1981-82 Rams. English doesn't think so. "I don't know if it was a real slump," he said. "We were in every year
English feels that working with his players this past season was the most enjoyable part of his job. "We
young men," he said. "Gnder the situation they were in, when you lose a lot, bad attitudes
can come out.
don't listen to
do what you want them to do. With all the close losses we had, the players could have tucked their
heads between their tails, but they didn't. The guys communicated well with the coaching staff. We had a
ballgame. Fundamentally, we played well during the season. If you turn the three, four point and overtime games, you're looking at a
good rapport. The players knew they couid talk to us." With some changes made to the Eastern Eight, the loss of Pittsburgh
16-17 win season." English said that too many
and the addition of Penn State, St. Joseph's, and Temple, English feels that the Eastern Eight is in "the best
get caught up in the number of wins a
"A lot of people get w's and Is. From a
caught up on performance our standpoint, players kept plug ging. They could have given up, but they didn't. They played with a lot of enthusiasm. I felt there were only a few times when we weren't ready to play, like the Duquesne game. We could have won that game, but still didn't come to play."
shape since its existence." English feels the conference the upswing.
"The conference is on its way up. I'm excited about St. Joe's, Temple and Penn State who have great basketball traditions. St. Joe's has an excellent team. I'm looking for ward to bigger and better things from the league in the future." The influence of Kraft has been a
English. "1 can't
the amount of
Kraft," he said. "He is one of the alltime great coaches in the NCAA. 1
awful lot from him. 1 want
to use this
tinue the success of the basketball program here at GRl." On May 8, 1981, a dream came true for
of dreams had for a number of reasons. I put in a lot of time here. 1 saw the program take off. 1 felt a big "I've
to be able to carry on the
English's office, you coach-of-the-year award the wall right next to the
As you leave see
door. The Rams may have had an off-year last season, but under English's direction, look for them to bounce back.
If the Rams do bounce back next English may have to make wall space for future awards
that will be coming his way. Don't bet against it. Ed Collins
Despite Honored Players,
basketball team with another the 1981-82 Ram .
long string Rhody with
of bad breaks that a sour
taste in its mouth.
English as mentor of '81-'82 squad finished
the Rams, the dismal 10-17
top-notch season, a is ready to follow Gsually. However, hoop season was a
in the Eastern
record. No matter how bad their
did have some fine moments. They could not have done it without the help of four players, Roland Houston, Pappy was,
of the Week in the Eastern Houston spent his last season the Rams co-captain and acquired his own cheering section.
player Eight. as
Owens finished in the top with a 15.4 average named to the second team
and was All-Conference
Mark Gpshaw finished in the top ten in five different categories in the Eastern Eight. He was third in scor
ing (16-9), fifth in rebounding (8.7) and fourth in steals (43). Marc, a junior, was named to the All-
As a senior, Roland Houston finish ed the top in five different categories.
Conference team, 1st team, the AllTournament team in the All-College
the top spot in field goal percentage (55%), second in blocking shots (27). Houston was also named
tournament, (1st team), second team All-New and
England by the Gnited Press, Eigiit player of the
Kevin Whiting, the other Rhody co-captain, finished tenth in scoring (13.8) and fourth in field goal percen
tage (51%). The senior was named to the second team in the All-College in Tournament Oklahoma City.
sneaked for an average of three re bounds a game and 30 steals, while blocking 13 shots. No one on the GRl campus would have believed the Rams would have season like they did and the first
did not show the
pointment that would
Rams Finish Seventh ^^Steve tSisbet and Roland Houston both go after rebound
^?While shaw leans
concentrating on the basket. on his West Virginia opponent.
-l-^TIn the air for
Pappy Owens. seems
TBefore the controversial Rutgers game. Chris
Shody opened paign
squeaker While was
the Fiore Brothers of and
Rhody football team playing in the national Ram hoopsters were
to host the Monarchs of
Old Dominion. The 4,700 fans at Keaney were ready to cheer every Ram hoop, while waiting for the voice of Ted Doherty to announce that the foot ball squad was crushing Idaho State. There would be little reason to cheer that
65-56 loss to the the the Rams dropped a
loss, 95-94, evening their record for the season to 2-2. After coming back to Little Rhody for finals, the Rams traveled out to
Oklahoma for the
straight wins, the
against Lamar. Despite 22 points by Gpshaw and 9 long-range shots and 18 points by Whiting, the Rams dropped a 63-51 decision to take second place. game
The Rams traveled home for what supposed to be a breather
against Widener College. The only Ram scoring in double-digit figures,
33, and the Rams squeezed out a 6762 victory, leaving their record at 5-3. overtime loss to West Virginia, eventual Eastern Eight seemed to be the straw Champs, that broke the Ram's back. An 8272 loss to Duquesne evened the Rams' record at 5-5. An overtime A two
loss to seven
George Washington and a point loss to Rutgers left the struggling.
These last four losses could all
have been forgotten with a victory over the Friars of PC. The four games could be written off as bad luck. Ram fans came out in hordes. Friar fans were few and far between, but when the night was over it was the Friar fans who could be heard throughout the Civic Center. The Friars found that little bit extra to beat the Rams, 49-47 in overtime. The Rams would then drop two more in a row, one to West Virginia, another two-pointer (59-57), and one to John
and the Boston Col
lege Eagles, which was also a twopoint heartbreaker, 46-44. With their record standing at 5-10, Rhody hosted George Washington and avenged an earlier five point loss with a five point victory, 59-54. But
more bad luck would come the way of the Rams. There was another seven point loss to Rutgers and a three point loss at the hands of the
Pittsburgh Panthers, 66-63. Basketball
Ram fans found one last thing to cheer about, a 91-60 blow out over St. Bonaventure at the Civic Center. Roland Houston poured in a career high of 22 points in that game, but
tragedy severely would
his ankle the next
Playing against Holy Cross, Pappy pick up for Gpshaw, popping points, but the Rams still
tried to for 24
found their record floundering at 7-13. Owens again made a fine effort with 26 points against GMass, and this time it payed off as the Rams took a 70-60 win from the up
healthy once again, muscled for points as Rhody destroyed Brown
Minutemen. Two more losses followed, an 8167 pounding by Pittsburgh and a 6659 loss to St. Bonaventure. They won the next two games, though, against Brown and GMass. Houston hit for 21 and Gpshaw,
tators. He hit another 18
later at the Civic Center in a 64-62 barnburner against GMass. Two nights following the GMass win, the Rams hosted Duquesne.
an 18 point, 14 rebound per formance by Houston and a 16 point Kevin Whiting, the Rams
game 73-66. The Rams
that would start
Rutgers and end, hopefully, in another city down south. However, the Rams would start and end their second season in Piscataway, NJ, with a 67-63 loss to the Scarlet
Knights. The 1981-82
ten off as a case of the bad
but with a fresh crop of hoopsters, the 1982-83 team can make this year just another case of past history.
-ITIie 1981-82 1
year's WRam gymnastics had the most successful season in GRl history. Qualifying as a team for the EAIAW Regional Divi sion 1 Championships, they pulled team
off an impressive 135.35 team score, which placed them fifth in the East. The team's score of average 135.2125 jumped 12 points from last year's average, and the team hit its high point total of the season when it scored 137.25
Gniversity. With full team spirit, all individual and team records were broken dur ing the course of the season. In dividual records
Janelyn Wilson, uneven-parallel
a 9.0 on side horse and an 8.85 on the balance beam, and Elaine Sacks, with a 9.05 on the floor exercise and an
in the all-around. Elaine Sacks' fine performance at the Regional meet qualified her for the AIAW Nationals in Memphis, Tenn. This was the first time in GRl
sent to the Nationals.
With only senior co-captains Tam my Williams and Julie Glick being
graduation, Rhode Island
very strong team to
9.0 on tfie Michelle
Brenda Burns Jeanne Smalley
Wescott's Men Are ''So Jazzed"
The Rhode Island Swimmers returned in September of 1981 and were greeted with newly renovated pools. This, and a lot of Rhody the Rams '81-'82 season, led
psyche, jazzed awesome
Cote, Doug Cote, and
Tom Dwyer. The year was filled with many ex citing individual performances. Fine efforts were turned in by freshman Scott Boudreau in the 200 hundred yard breaststroke, Dave Venerus in the diving, and veteran John Taffe in the 100 breast stroke. In the most memorable race of the season, Taffe won the finals of the New England Championships in his specialty, and was voted "Most Jazzed Gnit" by
the team for his victory. Rhody relied on Taffe's victory and good team depth to place eighth in a field of thirty-three schools in the New Englands, which were held at GRl's own Tootell Center. A thrilling three point win over the Gniversity of Massachusetts was the highlight of the Rams dual meet season.
The success of this season's team realized through the innovative and dedicated coaching of Mick Wescott, Jeff Rosen, and Art Scolari, and through a new solidarity among the swimmers. was
?ADoug, the other half of the Cole tandem, shows perfect form in the butterfly. ?Steve Durham and "Most Jazzed Unit," John
James Shine for WRam Swimmers
performer for the 'Sl'82 swimming and diving Gwen
Swimming in the Division pionships, the team placed an
A cham 7th with
overall record of 5-6. Nine records
broken by six winners. Among these new record holders were Lori MacDonald in the breaststroke events, Gwen Humphrey in the div ing events. Sue James, and the 400 medley relay team of Wendy Johnson, Lori MacDonald, and Cin dy Armour. Senior Gwen Humphrey was were
The women's swim team, under head coach Mick Wescott, had a great year during its first "normal" season season
1979. The 1979-80 threatened by the After retaining the
team, we returned to empty pools for the first half of the 1980 season. Since then, the team has grown and
With the help of a super freshman squad and the assis tant coaching of Jeff Rosen and Art Scolari, Rhody took on one of its
by team members as the Outstanding Swimmer and Diver for the year. Gwen was a finalist in the 1 -meter and 3-meter diving in the New England Championships, and she qualified for the AIAW Nationals for the second year in a row.
a sophomore, also for the Nationals for her se-
cond year, and she was also the high point award winner of the team in the New England Championships. She was a finalist in 4 individual events, the 200 butterfly, 400 IM, 500 free, and 1650 free. The meet
highlighted by James' second place finisfi in the 1650 with a time
Some memorable events of the were the "Swiminar IV," which was held at GRi, intersession, which year
the team spent at the College Swim ming Coaches Forum in Ft. Lauder dale, Florida, double sessions, and the end of the year banquet, spon sored by the "Fast Lane Club." This year's team captain was Maureen
Rodgers scored 28 points
twelve games and
gained 798 yards
longest gain 5.8
18.5 yards. Rodgers became
rusher with 798
to be awarded
Player-of-the-Week. Rodgers was also named
the second-team of the Yankee Con
ference all-stars at the
previous Saturday. the New England for his performance
Despite missing five games with two broken bones, Naomi Graves averaged 18.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as she led the WRams to their second regional basketball championship ap
England first-team selection for four straight years.
pearance since she came to Kingston as freshman in 1978. Graves' 1.834 points and 964 re bounds are career records in both scor ing and rebounding in Rhode Island
She holds seven all-time WRam basketball records. Graves was named to three alltournament teams and was chosen to attend the 1980 Olympic Trials. Graves was the first recipient of the Winifred Keaney Award presented to the top senior female athlete for overall
history. an all-region
t and all-Mew
Although lAarc Gpshaw missed two complete games and parts of two others during the Rams' 1981-82 basketball cam paign, Upshaw still managed to lead the Rams scoring attack tallying 16.9 points
the third leading scorer in the Eight Athletic Conference. Upshaw was fifth in both rebounding and field goal percentage in the EEAC. He was fourth in steals and eighth in
blocked shots with 18 in the EEAC.
Upshaw 44 this
also led the Rams in steals with
bounder with 8.7 rebounds per game. Upshaw became the 31st URI player to reach the cherished He has 1,013 year.
1,000 point plateau.
into his senior
outstanding play he was named all-league and first-team all-college tournament in Oklahoma City. to
the team's second
it 1 xK^i
the fifth all-
with the Golden Helmet for best per
with 424 carries.
He the first Rhode
1,802 yards. He
Rodgers averaged 4.2 yards carry. His
Athletes of 1981-82 against Connecticut.
named to the second-team all-
Week for the week of
January 11.1 982.
Achieved? helped URI's track team to place finish in the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Pontiac Silverdome by placing third in the 880 with a time of Butch Brown 1 Ith
1:50.95. Brown mile an
leg for URI's
of 1:46.54 in
team with a time
indoor meet at Boston
University. to improve throughout qualified for the NCAA In Championships.
Brown continued the
He finished second in his semi-final heat which put him into the finals. In the finals, he finished third in the tion to
Mark Strawderman is a two-time Alttrack standout and the
greatest pole-vaulter in Eastern history. Strawderman holds every vaulting record in the East. He finished second in the 1982 Indoor Track Championships at the
Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan
with a personal best and all-Eastern record of ]7'9Va" the highest mark ever achieved by an Easterner. He has cleared 17'6" twice and was also at 17'4t/2" which is higher than
him the title of All-American.
IC4A's (3 times), both indoor and out door, Penn Relays (2 times), Princeton
Relays, and is a four-time New England vault champion in both Indoor and out competition. He was named the New England
Athleteof-the-Year in 1981 and every meet and facility in the East, a goal no other athlete in history has achieved. Strawderman was also the recipient of the Albert Le Boeuf Award presented to the top senior male athlete for overall achievement during the person's
anyone from the East has He narrowly missed first
ever vaulted. place at the contested NCAA's. He finished in the nation at the 1981
championships. Strawderman has won every major pole vaulting title available in tlie East.
Eiffert has been sailing for over 1 1 He came to URI because of its has been a member all
four years. Over the past year, Greg had two very successful semesters of sailing. In the fall, to go to the New Englands. placed second out of sixteen com petitors. The top three in New England
Greg qualified Here he then
the Nationals. At Van
third in the country. In the sailed to second place in handed New England Races.
Greg placed spring, Greg the
In retrospect, it
said that the 1981-82 ORl Women's Basketball season resembled a rollercoaster ride more than anything else. Due to inconsistent play and a went very tough schedule, URI
through many hills and valleys throughout the season. At times, (JRl looked like a finely-tuned machine. Then again, at other times, they looked like a machine that needed a fine tuning. GRl, which was coached by Nancy Langham, opened up its 1981-82 campaign by winning 5 out of its first 6 games. The happiness of this
strong start, however, the Graves.
loss of Naomi against the
on of Connecticut November 28, the GRl star senior for ward fractured both wrists and her right elbow after going up for a re bound. She returned to action on January 7. Following the strong start, the WRams spent the rest of December and all of January in a slump. In 10 games, GRl went 4 and 6. During February, however, GRl rebounded by going 6 and 6 in the last 12 games of the regular season.
The WRams finished the season a 15 and 14 record, which was to get them selected for post-season action. In the first with
good enough round
Regionals, however, St. John's Gniversity knocked the WRams out of the playoff picture. They defeated GRl by an 80 to 68 score. During the 1981-82 season, GRl was led by co-captain Naomi Graves. The senior forward led the WRams in both
19.8 points a game while snaring down 8.9 rebounds a game. Carol Smith and Helene Roher scored
major cogs in GRl's line-up. forward guard, scored 12.9
game, which was second on the team. She also led the team with
75 assists and 109 steals.
is a forward and center, scored 9.8 points a game while grab bing 8.1 boards per game. The scor ing was third on the team while the rebounding average placed second.
? Going up for 2 is Carol Smith.
^Heather Mahan is
Other important contributors in the WRam's line-up included guards Heather Mahan and Maureen Hogan and forwards Darlene Homonko and Barbara Miltner. It is uncertain whether or not GRl will be successful next year. The key lies with the recruiting efforts of Coach Nancy Langham. Recruits must be brought in to make up for the loss of both Graves and Mahan. In addition, recruits are needed to give GRl more scoring punch, more
words, if GRl has a good recruiting year, they could be suc cessful next year. On the other hand, if the WRams aren't suc cessful, they could be in for another rollercoaster ride. Steve Macomber
Key Players The
Hockey was no exception to a ning tradition at GRl. The team
with a 7-5-2 record. finished strong in the stretch, going undefeated in its last 5
ponents 35 goals Veteran
Jim McCarthy, and Rick Orton formed the nucleus of
Micky McCabe, the club.
Along with guidance and leadership, these players supplied a strong scoring punch. The defense was anchored by Dave
Tom Colucci Colson, Cooper, Frank Giampietro Steve Salvati, and goaltender Scott MacBeth. These players were
strumental in attacks.
thwarting opponents steady performers
who contributed to the team's
were Bill Low, Mark Mazur, Steve McGill, and Bob McLeod. This year's hockey team had to travel to West Warwick to use the cess
athletic facility there. Thanks to a relentless physical attack and many
great individual efforts, the team had a
fun season, and the fans had many contests to watch.
Hadfield and Bob McLeod get
roughs up the goalie ready to celebrate.
The Rhode Island
boisterous fall season, engaging in many games and aftergame drinking bouts. The fall
longer tricky competition, the team pressed its bumper crop freshmen and sophomores into
"cagey enough of
to outsmart the
Bob Gilmore witnessed
play during came
size, but they made up for it in drive and
April 16th night game against Providence College. The GRl team was more determined than ever to and with the win, powerful comeback of Lenny Martineau and "Red Man," GRl romped over P.C, 19-4. The team lacked experience and an
the short '82 spring of the season their first home game.
impressive hitting. Captains Bob Mangle led the hit ting attack, along with the senior corps of Faragalli, Lamb, Degiulio, Rose, Sceery, Tambo, and Gilmore and Bob
? "New Wave Dave" tries to snag the ball
Talent Comes Although
the .500 mark eluded
the Ram baseball squad once again, the 1982 campaign was not a total loss. At least 10 different Ram AilTime seasonal records fell to Ram
bats, gloves and pitching
Senior shortstop Joe Pirrello upped his own assist record by grabbing 79 assists. Senior Chip Howard also broke his own record by waiting out 27 base on balls. Tim Kindregan, senior first baseman, broke three records. His 22 RBI's made Tom Healy just a memory to Ram coach John Norris. Kindregan's 23 runs scored and five home runs have also made memories of Steve Qaluska and Ron LeDoux. Steve Godin, perhaps the Rams' steadiest performer, ended his sophomore year batting over .360. His forty hits knocked Healy out of the record books again. Besides Godin, the Rams had three others bat over .300. Joe Pirrello, Jim Miller and Joe Shaker all hit over the magic .300 level. On the mound for the Rams, senior righthander Charlie Bourgery threw his way into the books by toss ing 60 plus innings. Bourgery appeared in 13 games for Rhody which is also a new record. Junior righty Ron Barber took the win in five of his six deci sions to tie two Rhode Island records. Barber finished 5-1 and picked up two saves along the way to head up the Ram pitching staff. So all in all, the Ram season was not a total loss. It even could have been salvaged if it was not for some bad bounces and two late ^ason losses at the hands of Eastern Eight opponent, Rutgers, in beautiful
it has for the past 80 odd years, tfie crack of the bat against the ball, the
thumping gloves Keaney parking lot, until the Ball" is heard. "Play
The 1982 crusade started with bus
trip to Murray, Kentucky, The opened up against St. Louis Gniversity. Rams
But Season Below .500
Bourgery went the distance in a 4opening win. Kindregan hit a 2-run, Rhody roundtripper in that victory.
games in a row. Two losses came against SMG and three at the hands
The Rams got one back from Mur State though. Rhody bats ray 1 1 hits smacked out including
by co-capt. Tony Carlucci and a game winner by Steve Godin. Barber went the distance in that 7-5 win. A 4-3, Tom Messier victory over Delta State, and a 6-3 loss to the homeruns
of Tennessee at Martin left the Rams with a 3-6 record to think about on their trip home. The only problem the Rams were really
The Rams made 29
gloves. only 9
Gpon their arrival back home, Rhody was ushered off to the SMG Invitational Tournament. Kindregan led
against Sienna singles and three chipped in with and a triple with
1 1 hit attack
hits, a double RBI's, while Joe Shaker had
including a two run triple off the again went the distance in the 8-4 Ram victory. In the next game against GNH, the Rams wasted hits
nine hits in
7-4 loss to the Wildcats.
Godin racked GMass
pitchers for banged
three hits and Dave Starrett
out two hits and two RBI's in
an 8-4 before the second game was called. After the GMass game, the New England weather caught up with Rhody and screwed up the Rams' schedule. With more than a week's break, the Rams came back and dropped back-to-back games, one to RIC (3-0) and one to New York Tech (7-3). A doubleheader split with GNH and Rutgers left the Rams with an unlucky 7-11 record.
^ pKl BB?^
of the game ib
A-4-^The lonely centerfielder,
Greg Adams, finally gets Chip
A-4Co-capt. Tony Carlucci
A ASecond baseman Jeff
get it in time for the play. The
called it "safe" for the N.Y. Tech tearr
the ball in the outfield is Steve Godin. Joe Pirrello and Joe Ouellette
the bail for
Blakeley, pitcher, shows his form
Howard hustles in the outfield.
the home crowd.
Then Holy Cross came to Bill Beck Field and left with two big wins. In the first game, the Rams got a three hit, three RBI game from hot hitting Steve Godin and a two hit performance from Jim Miller despite losing 7-6. In the nightcap, the Rams managed only four hits, two of them by Greg Adams, in a 7-0 defeat. Sporting a 7-14 record, the Rams headed toward the Storrs campus to take on arch rival GConn. Bourgery threw a three-hit shutout and was helped out by Godin (3 for 4), Pirrello (2 for 4, 1 RBI) and Dave Starrett (1 for 4, 2 RBI's) in the 3-0 win. A 6-1 victory over Central Connec ticut, which showed Tom Messier scatter nine hits over nine innings and striking out 12 men, brought the Rams to 9-14. Northeastern ventured into the wind capital of Rhode Island, namely Bill Beck Field, and got pelted for 10 runs in the first game. Kindregan, Carlucci and Joe Harper had two hits apiece. Kindregan stroked a solo homerun, while Harper's two hits were a double and a triple. In the second senior game, righthander Bob Blakeley pitched an impressive four-hit shutout in the Rams 1-0 squeaker. The Rams, then at 11-14, needed to split or win both doubleheaders against GMass and Rutgers. In the first GMass game, the Rams col lected six hits but couldn't get a man across the plate in a 2-0 loss. But a 10-hit assault, paced by Chip Howard (3 for 5), kept the Rams' Eastern 8 hopes alive with a 9-1 victory. In a must win situation, the Rams traveled to New Jersey for two games against the Scarlet Knights. The first game took ten innings to decide with the Knights picking up a 9-8 victory despite a 3-hit, 4-RBl showing by Joe Shaker.
AAAThe team goes out to
?Rounding out first
is Joe Ouellette.
^This stance at home plate belongs ^ATim
Pictured here, he's
memt}er after his homerun.
first tiaseman. is
for the out but his opponent beat it
Now instead of a must win situa was a do or die situation. The Rams' bats were stymied. Scarlet
scattered five hits and shut out the Rams 5-0 and killed any chance for the Rams to get into
the Eastern 8 The Rams
playoffs. dropped a
to the Friars before
five game winning streak but it was too little too late. The second game against P.C. proved to be the break the Rams needed to get going. Ram bats exploded for 1 1 hits and a Miller blasted runs. Jim 10 homerun and Godin plus Jim Kelly chipped in two hits apiece. The Rams upped their record to a 5-0 win over Harvard doubleheader sweep over scores of 7-4 and 5-2. Rhody had one last chance to make their season a successful in the Rhode Island State season
Championships. Their first game was against and the Rams col lected 16 hits and 1 1 runs, as Barber and Messier combined for an eight
Steve Godin went 3 for 4 with four RBI's including a three run homerun. Ram Co-Capt. Mike Medeiros went 3 for 3 with a solo homerun. After being rained out, the Rams had to play their semi-final game on the campus of Rhode Island College. RIC ended the Rams' season with a 7-3 victory. The Rams ended their season at 17-19 and will get most of their pitching staff back for the 1983 season. The team will surely miss the bats of Joe Pirrello, Tim Kin
dregan and Chip Howard along with the glove of Joe Ouellette and the leadership of Mike Medieros. David Rocco
WRams Return From Oklahoma as It
Eighth-Ranked Team in Country
year that will go down in GRl WRam history. A test of team was a
work. A dream that 19
members from last
ranked team and their devout belief in each other's ability, the WRam's road to the AIAW National Cham pionships in Norman, Oklahoma could
adjust to the loss of their premier pitcher and leader Carol Morris, who graduated after creating the successful softball team had to
tradition at GRl. Whether freshman Lori Whidden on the mound
could fill Morris' shoes was
for Coaches JoAnn
Senior pitching ace Nancy Grigor faced some curve balls herself at the season's start. She underwent surgery on January 5 to remove a cyst in her throwing hand. With opening day of practice coming time limited. Catcher Debbie Moberger was the next one on the injured list. Suffering from tendonitis and condo malasia in her shoulder, the Junior starter had doubts over whether she would suit up again. Eligibility turmoil and an injured ankle almost sidelined Co-captain Chris Dinoto. The Senior rightfielder found out she could only play two days before practice started. Spring training in South Carolina tested the determination of the Rhody squad. From selling fudge to
January 26, Grigor's recovering was
homemade rainbows, the WRams batted odds in reaching the first of many goals set for the season. Even nature helped to put the GRl club in an early season mess. With and rain dumped on the softball fields, games and tournaments had to be rescheduled or cancelled. Still entertaining thoughts of a 1982 Regional appearance and snow
grade immediately and impressively, winning 12 games in 17 outings, and posting 74 strikeouts. Her final ERA
back from her injury is a testimony to her grittiness. After series of tests and treatments, Moberger jumpedback into her catching stance and did the job for the WRams. Batting .235 with 12 RBI's, Moberger led the team in the field with a perfect
a trip to the Nationals, the WRams had their work cut out for them. They had to dig deep, play well, and convince themselves that it could be done. It was a lot to ask. Whidden thankfully made the
Grigor leaped from the recovery room to the pitching mound and picked up where she left off as one of the leading pitchers in the east. Drive and desire earned her a final record of 14-8, 52 strikeouts, and a
1.60 ERA. Chris Dinoto wasted
taking advantage of
on the GRl playing field. Bum-ankle and all, Dinoto was the team's
leading hitter with a .356 batting average. She collected 38 RBI's and also led the team in homeruns with
A softball team is weakest
the WRams balanced Everyone, regardless of age, on
squad. position, or experience, contributed mightily to the WRam's cause. Cocaptain Jenn Manning's dedication and leadership on and off the field were an inspiration to the rest of the squad. She also batted .314 and knocked in 14 runs. Shortstop, Sue Marino's bat and glove every bit resembled that of her Yankee idol. Kim Sloat found the magic back in
her swing, severely bruising the egos of rival pitchers with a .264 batting average and 14 RBI's, Freshman vacuum Debbie Periera, handsomely filled her position at first base and led the team in comic relief. Freshman Whidden performed like a gray beard. Centerfielder Lisa Mur phy, four-year clean-up batter whose bullet arm has been matched by none, leaves GRl with an impressive .328 batting average and a walloping 25 RBI's.
Major two-game sweeps against C. W. Post, Central Connecticut, Tem ple, and GConn won GRl a berth in the Eastern Regionals in Allentown, Pa. Life started looking pretty good for the women in blue. Things finally started going their way. They cap tured the R.I. State championship for the fifth straight year, and grabbed the *1 ranking in New England for
keeps. There was no stopping GRI. The only thing left was to win the Eastern Regional Championships. The WRams went for it. The WRams
got it. After losing their first game of the double-elimination tourney to West Virginia, who was the first-ranked team, Rhody bounced back and shut-out rival Rutgers 1-0 to knock last year's champions out of the tournament. Penn State was next, as a possessed WRam team convinced them who was the better club. A 4-2 victory put the WRams into the semi-finals against West Virginia. In order to win the tournament, Rhode Island had to take two games from WVG. A gutsy and flawless performance by the WRam squad that lasted until 1:30 am put them in the winners cir cle for good. Shutting out the Moun taineers in two straight games, 4-0, 3-0, the Rhode Island softball team was on their way to Oklahoma, the lone
team to represent Division I College Softball. Without a doubt, the women from Rhode Island left their mark in Nor Oklahoma. They snatched man, their first game against the Gniversi ty of Oklahoma and became the first
eastern softball team to win
a game the national tournament. The WRams lost their next two contests against the Gniversity of Michigan and Western Illinois, thus finally ending their 1982 campaign. The WRams did it though.
By rising together above discouraging odds, and believing in themselves and in each other, the WRams earned nation-wide respect. With a final record of 27-14-1, they ended their season as the eighthranked team in the country. Very im pressive. Yet their individual com mitment to GRl softball, and more importantly to each other, made the 1982 season more extraordinary and memorable than any record could show. Janet Simmons ADeidre Rowles after she scored
:ongratulates Jenny Manning st
^Shortstop Sue Marino from the Temple pitcher.
waits for the
'4to release the softball Tand follows the
^g|#^_*^i^lag^^i^^lf^ <4Lori low
she prepares for
Way to Victories
Led by player-coaches Bryan Shaughnessy and Mark Nisbet, the
of Rhode Island Lacrosse
was a team with experience depth. Shaughnessy, Nisbet, Rusty Nisbet (brother of Mark), comprised the first midfield line which was loaded with both speed and scoring talent. Other quality
and Tom Gaipa, juniors Baker and Jack Serpa, and sophomore John Mahoney. The strength of this year's ex plosive Ram's team was the attack. Jeb Handy, Terry Pendergrast, Reg gie Barrows, and freshman sensation Robert Trocchi, comprised one of the finest attacks of any Ram team. The defense was a model of con sistency, led by experienced defensemen Bill Walter Cook, Nester, and Frank Ross. All three of these defensemen were known for
hard hitting and great stick work. The tandem of junior goalies, Andrew Lerner and Boyd Smith, was brilliant and did an excellent job directing the defense. The Rams opened the season against cross state rival Providence College. Rhode Island manhandled their
College. One season
Boston, where the Rams crushed Northeastern 20-4. Almost everyone on the team scored in this game. Their next Boston game, against a fine Dean Junior College team, was the first real test of the season. The Rhody attack overpowered Dean and crushed them 15-8. The attack was led by the incredible perfor mance of Bob Trocchi, who had ten
goals and two assists recipient of the year's ball. The
and was the second game
the Friars, 12-5. The brilliant defense of Bill Cook sparked the team to this victory, and as a result Cook was awarded the game ball. In the sec
Boston Gniversity team at home. The Terriers jumped out to an early lead and fought off a late comeback
ond game of the coasted to a 14-1
by Rhode Island. The Rams play particularly well in this
lost 9-7. This was their first defeat and ended their chance of an unbeaten season. Even though GRl lacrosse is only a club team, it showed a lot of talent and teamwork playing against op ponents that were varsity inter collegiate squads. Brian Shaugh nessy and Mark Nisbet did a great job in organizing and coaching the team, and are largely responsible for the team's success.
did not contest
-IA. ?. M.
in for the kill.
control the action.
It was a very inexperienced Rhode Island women's lacrosse team that traveled to Virginia early this spring to compete against some of the best Divi sion 111 teams in the nation. The Rhody team that traveled south was
made up of several young players and several who have never players played varsity lacrosse before. This inexperience did
hamper the WRams, however, as defeated such Division III powers Old Dominion, Lynchburg, and William and Mary. This lack of experience, coupled with the loss of injured star goalie not
did prove to be costly the WRams as they returned north Division I competition. Rhode Island finished with a league record of 2 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. In the WRams' finest game, they defeated Providence College by an
Tracy Andrews, to
Their zone defense, which had been strong all year, shut down the P.C. attack and yielded only a pair of goals in the 1 0-2 victory. Coach Allison Walsh saw a marked improvement in her team over the course of the year. Walsh expects the
eight goal margin.
be stronger in continue to
improve. Peter Miniati
Team Takes Pride in
When the sun comes out and the bad weather passes, you won't find too many GRI sailors in their classes.
The GRI in
Sailing Team takes pride representing Rhode Island, "The
Ocean State." In the past, the GRI Sailing Team has been ranked among the top ten teams in the na tion, producing more than its share of All-Americans. The team is a member of the New England Inter
collegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) and does most of its sailing here in the Northeast region. The fall season starts immediately when school begins and lasts until MidNovember. When the ice melts in Mid-March the
and it lasts until the end of the semester in May. The team has its own fleet of twelve 420s in which they practice and host regattas. The GRl Sailing Team is presently self-coached and organized. Without the cooperation and enthusiasm of each member of the team, the GRl sailing team would not be where it is today. The team has gone through drastic changes due to its loss of var sity status and the reduction of financial support resulting from
However, the sailors of GRI have handled these
changes successfully. working harder, sailing
faster, and generating
The Ocean State
^^AThe teams Friis
are heading Trophy competition.
out to the
-^-^Reaching along the Cheryl Beck, The sailing Championships.
in the N.E.
^AGreg Eiffert, in A A Just
Thames River in boat "3!
after the start, the Larks
AThis is the start of the Friis
is Chris Snow and crew. al the 1982 New England Dinghy
Men's Track Runs The 1981-82 Gniversity of Rhode Island Indoor and Outdoor Track under the direction of teams, coaches Bill Falk and Charlie McGin nis, achieved national recognition. The teams attained national atten tion in a climate of tough competi tion and financial restrictions. In the last three years, the GRl men's teams have made spring trips to Florida, California, and Alabama. These trips have been entirely selffinanced by sales, raffles, and dona tions sought from friends and alum ni. GRl competed successfully against major powers in New England, who have more scholar ships in cross-country alone than GRl has for the cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track programs
combined. In terms of achievement, 20 in dividuals qualified for the 1981-82 New England Indoor Championship, where GRI finished in third place. In
dividual champions were Joe Patrone in the high jump. Butch Brown in the 800 meter run, and the 3200 meter relay team of Mike Ringuette, Jim Burton, Bob Frost, and Butch Brown. These three champions also established new school records during the season. Freshman Greg Hale recorded best school times for the 5000 meter and 2 mile runs. The 1600 meter relay team of John Hamilton, Gilman Brown, Rob Petrie, and Tom Harr ington established a new indoor standard.
The crowning achievement in
Michigan during the NCAA Indoor Championship when GRI finished eleventh in the nation. This was ahead of all New England and Eastern teams except the already many time national cham pion, Villanova. In the process, tricaptain Mark Strawderman finished second in the nation in the pole vault and Butch Brown finished third in the country in the 880 yard run. Mark Corsetti finished as the fifth American in the 35 pound weight throw. For their efforts, all three were named to the All-American track and field team. Detroit,
Track and Field
^Rhode Island star Kristen O'Connell WRam victory in the 1500 meters in
ATThe 1981-82 indoor Tracl< Team. ? An official ioolts a
A transitional year would be the way to describe the 1981-82
and Outdoor Track teams entered the year with fewer athletes on the team than in past years as six run ners were lost through graduation. Coach Anderson hoped that the number
of high caliber athletes returning along with a crop of good freshmen
compensate for this lack of depth. Rfiode Island entered the year as defending New England outdoor
champion and runner up in the New England indoor championships. 1981-82 saw the WRams slip to a disappointing 10th place finish out doors and fifth place finish indoors. Despite these disappointments, it was still a solid season for Rhode track
Island Women's Track. Led by captains Elena
and Jean O'Connor, both the indoor and outdoor teams finished with
dual meet records of 2 wins and 1 loss. Distance runners Terry Walsh,
Kelly, Sheila Wall, and Susan Hillery, all freshmen, scored con
Track and Field
well for the team, as did Lisa Kothe, and O'Connell. O'Connell was outstanding all year for the WRams. Her accomplishments included a se cond place finish in the New Englands, a fifth place finish in the Eastern Regionals, and school record times in the 1500 meters, 3000 meters, and the 2 mile. To top it off, she represented GRI in the Na tional Championships held in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Other outstanding individual per
formances were turned in by Lisa Kothe, who placed 5th in the 800 meters at the EAIAW Regionals, Mary McBride, the new school record holder in the pentathlon, and Terry Walsh, who bettered the school record in the 5000 meters.
High points for the WRam team their 19th place finish at the EAIAW Indoor Regional Champion ships, and their first ever appearance at the famed Penn Relays. were
in Motion What is crew? Crew is the oldest
sport in America, older than baseball, football, or basketball. Crew bears the distinction of having been designated the official "prep py" sport by The Official Preppy Handbook. Crew is the ultimate no stars, no heroes. team sport Crew is harmony in motion. What does crew mean? Crew means feeling at home with the serenity of a sunrise. Crew means
eight working as one to sixty foot craft silently
the water. Crew means numb and lungs on fire, and knowing that the race is only half over. Crew
means dedication. Crew in victory and graciousness means a way of life.
in defeat. Crew
Crew is a full-time sport at GRl. The team races in both the spring and fall, and trains on land during the winter. Although a club sport at GRl, the team rows against varsity teams from over
and universities in the G.S. and Canada. 1981-82 was a banner season for GRI crew. The team main tained a .700 winning percentage and qualified crews for the finals of the national championships. Bob Gillette
4AThe 1982 team. Crew the
setting for this novice heavyweight
Seniors Star in The water a
Gniversity of Rhode Island polo team treated their fans to
of action and excitement.
by high scoring Sundburg and Doug
Cote, and goalie Mark Fisher, fought their way to an 8-6-1 record. The Rams opened their season with three quick victories, including a 25-6 romp over Bridgewater State. They continued on their hot streak by placing second in the GRI Invitational Tournament, beating the powerful
team by eleven goals in the process. In the Rams' next tournament, the GMASS Invitational, Rhody again
off against Trinity. Rhode Island could only manage an 8-8 tie this time, however, and had to settle for a tie for third place in the
tourney. The opening match of England Championships
Rhode Island face to face with their rival. Trinity, for the third time this season. This match proved to be their toughest of the year, a brutal affair that wasn't decided until the last shot. Trinity, the eventual New England champion, scored on a penalty shot in the last minute of play to defeat the Rams 9-8. Rhody bounced back from this disap pointing loss and downed Coast Guard by an 11-9 score. Rhode Island eventually took third in the New Englands. John Sundburg, Dave and Doug Cote, and Peter Vetter were the stars for the Rams in the New England and as a result they awarded post-season honors. the tournament M.V. P., Sundburg, was also named first team all-New England. The Cote brothers joined Peter Vetter on the all-New England second team.
Although they will be losing many talented seniors through graduation, the outlook for the 1982-83 Rhode Island water polo team is good. Vet Fisher, Dave Sullivan, John Taffe, and Charlie Flynn return to ter,
form the nucleus of what should be
# powerful team. good freshman
The addition of
recruits to this group
should make next
competitive year's squad.
Doug Cule, generates the
"'="='= '' "" *'""=
Rebuilding Brings Results
Gndaunted by frustration and
this year turned a rinkydink intramural and recreation pro gram into a high-class establishment, complete with a vast repertoire of programs and facilities to trim and toughen even the most untrimmable and
Once housed in a dwarfed-sized shoe box, the office has moved upstairs in Tootell, and two vast rooms house mass quantities of equipment. Saying there's plenty is the understatement of the month. Credit is due in two places money and brains. With $34,000 go ing to the programs via the student activities tax, the Director of Recrea tion and Intramural sports (Tuveson) can give the students what they
have never seen before a beautifully renovated weight room, 22 men's sports, 21 women's sports and 6 Co-Rec sports. With an ID card, you can do just about anything you want, and the will supply you with the necessary tools to perform your desired activity, except perhaps rodeo equipment. The turnaround happened from day one of the school year. With the help of some dedicated students,
Tuveson circulated a Rec brochure to the resident halls and Greek
houses; the brochure listed all the available apparatuses, activities and levels of competition in those ac tivities. The levels are as follows: Level
fun. Level 2 for
termediates, and Level 1 if you're
ahead to the Olympics. All were more than 9,000 of these guide pamphlets distributed around campus. And the results? More than 80 students work in the Co-Rec department. Many more students are getting involved in club
sports. And yes, there are lines of people waiting to get passes and
equipment. Where once Tuveson was in his office 24 hours a day, today you'll be lucky to hear him answer his own
Tuveson has shown, and motivation
not short on.
1981-82 IntrMnural Extra Point Place Phi Kappa Psi
Wrestling 126 FilipPascale,
Field Goal Kicking Graham Sellar, Butterfield
Men's Level 1 FIJ1< Men's Level II Phi Kappa Psi B Men's Level III Sigma Nu Women's Sigma Kappa
Golf Team Sigma Phi Epsilon Indiv. -^^ Steve Garabedin, Phi Epsifon
Innertube Basketball FIJI
Volleyball Men's Power Phi Kappa Psi Men's Jungleball TEP A Women's Hutchinson Stingettes Co-Rec Spastic's Spikers Grad Co-Rec Bay Bombers
Basketball Men's Level I Gnits 11 Men's Level II The Gamblers Men's Level 111 Phi Kappa Psi
Innertube Water Polo Men's TEP Women's Mixed Nuts Afloat Co-Rec FIJI Water Snakes Indoor Soccer Men's Academia
Cross Country Race Men's Team Bressler Harriers omen's Team GRI Crew A Men's Indiv, Mike Douglas, Phi Kappa Psi Women's Indiv. Sherrie O'Con nor,
134 AlanMsjlrnan, Fayerwethe"' 142 Eric 1 50 Kevi#v\i||er, Peck 167 Tim Arnold, Adams 177 Robert Davis, Hutchinson 190 Keith Greco, Theta Chi Gnl. Steve DeCarlo, Theta Chi
Wiffleball Phi Psi Sox
Softball Men's Level I Aldrich Big Guys Men's Level II Women Without Bones Women's Turf Tremblers Co-Rec Maxwell's House Badminton Hashemi-Haeri Mostafa Singles Men's Doubles Andy Cook, FIJI Carl Mason, FIJI Co-Rec Doubles Mark Oliver, Butterfield Kendra Haggerty, Bressler Tennis Doubles Men's
Steve Scholz, FIJI Steve Babine, FIJI Women's Donna Tuholski,
Hopkins Wendy Gocha, Hopkins Free Throw Lambda Chi
and Jodi Fournier
Nina Sue Adams
Bob Benvenuti Bruce Birkenmeier
Sheri Mathews Jim
Michael Blanding Richard Booth Ronnie Bucci Mark Castro
Peter Cusick Tom Danho
M. J. Miniati
Jeffrey Davis Greg Derozier Ray DeFrancesco
Ed DeJesus John DeWaele
Suzanne French Sheri Galperin
Greg Ganguzza Terry Garrity
M. J. Miniati
Larry Nelson David Santos Patrick Taylor Erik Tinkhauser
Acknowledgments The Good 5C
Information Desk staff
Bruce Hamilton, Advisor
Taylor Representative John DeWaele, Brown Studios Photog rapher Irene Nelson and the scheduling office
Jim Norman and
Murphy Library Special Collections Bob Izzo
Student Activities Office
cover was a
set in 24
48 point type size. Body
set in 12
point solid. Captio
lead in boldface, set in 8
I 0 lb. enamel paper.
The 1982 Renaissance
four colo ;
of Rhode Island
staff. No part of this
in any way without the per-
are some things that will change in a yearbook. There always be Green Hall's clock tower dominating the book. It's one of the most aesthetic buildings on
campus and was chosen to be on the cover for that reason. The original idea was to use a generic-type cover, but In the end a traditional cover
appeared. The 1982 Renaissance staff made changes wherever possible. We add ed to the bulk of the book by in
troducing headlines, and
this may not be well the onset, it was a risk decided to take.
Although cepted at
the refreshments. Their
tion also added
variety of feature stories about dif ferent activities sponsored by the a
organizations. Sports editors, Lauri Pietruszka and Pete Miniati put together an insection
it like it
in the headlines and
showed it like it was in the photos. Laurie was also "flexible" with her and
photography in the book. Pete came through in the end with his creative captions, and articles about the
Student Life and Academics took on a new format. Feature stories reflected the year and captured times that all students had to ex perience throughout the year. These sections created many cfiallenges in coming up with ideas, and then get ting someone to write copy. It was a challenge because some ideas were so obvious, you would never think about covering them in a yearbook. In order to do the Senior secton, two new positions were added to the staff so more time could be put into these pages. Filling these positions were Ann Mayer and Beth Stein man. Working together, they both created a different section. Beth would deserve an award for the most improved photographer on the staff. She wouldn't allow anything to get in her way of doing something new and different. Ann was the creative half of the duo. If we only knew how well she wrote in the beginning, she would have been doing more of it. dedication Their throughout the year, and until the middle of June reflected in the outstanding job did. The Organizations section re quires patience and perseverance. Every club wants to be in the book, was
seems to respond to never a photo. Kim Potter had patience and Chris Byrne persued many hours in getting all the organizations scheduled. Not many
The University's public image played a large part in creating this yearbook. Specific positive aspects of the Gniversity opened the year book in order to prove the public wrong about the image. But the im pressions the students have is what
deadlines, but whenever we stayed late, Kim kept us going with her jokes and sense of humor as Chris
proven in this book it isn't
impossible to cover the year with both pictures and copy. Copy editors Bob Jeffrey and Trish Hussey proved this as they edited many ar ticles all year. Bob was dedicated to his job and the staff. Trish was a hard worker who put up with a lot, but always had a smile on her face. Jim Miller and Joanne Carducci started out as photography editors, but lack of time caused Jim to give up the job. Joanne continued on in organizing the photographs, while Lee Greenwald picked up in schedul ing of photographers. The outstan ding work of both can be seen on
Co-editor, 1982 Renaissance
every page. What looked like an easy job on the staff really wasn't as Jodi Four nier and Trish Gingras witnessed for themselves as Business Managers. Joining the staff for the second half of the year offered many hassles.
anything, together as fought for a larger budget necessary for the quality book we try to publish. The only reward that each staff caused the staff to
one as we
member could get from the time into publishing this book is the intrinsic reward of accomplishing their task. It takes a year before the final product is received, but the wait is well worth it. Luckily, we all made it through the year and
learned a lot We know we
from each other.
captured the year that was an important part of every stu dent. The yearbook is your way remembering it all ten years from now.
Co-editor, 1982 Renaissance
Paglione Editor's Mole
The second semester of the 198182 school year was filled with ups and downs for URI and the communi ty of people who called the Universi
ty their home. When break
five-week and school
Christmas was back
in swing, some were tan, some were some got jobs and some didn't return. But everyone who did come back had one thing in com mon. We were faced with a review of
GRl that made the
brought him here with very few peo ple knowing about it. They did their job well and he agreed to redistribute the now-famous questionnaires from which he will gather his information for the next edition of "A Selective Guide to Colleges." But more important than that, the Guide ended up serving a greater purpose. While it seemed like we were being attacked again by out siders a strange thing happened. For the first time in recent memory, URI held
a poor place to get an education. It started with calls for a lawsuit and then a plan to get Edward Fiske,
education editor of the New York to come to GRI to see what
review that rang true, but who gave "them" the right to say it in such a
weaknesses instead of
doing here and what kind of he was writing about. A small group got together and
k>T4ll ^ y-i.^
Reactions were different and by means universal but the feeling rose from the dormitory custo dians all the way to President Frank Newman, with most of us in be tween, was that "they" didn't know what URI was really like. Maybe there was a positive result to it all. Thoughts of the true value of a URI education held us together during the trials and tribulations of the rest of the semester. The only way to know this place is to be here, and to be here is to be part of something no
special. Another px^tential problem facing URI also came from outside the boundaries of the campus. Federal aid subsidies were being threatened and that meant undergrads and grad
students had to do something to fight the impending cuts. So what better way than a Finan cial Aid Rally where students from Rhode Island, led by the URI delega tion, could go to Providence to face lawmakers and tell them what was on our minds. Although the ultimate success of the rally will not be known for a while, when the entire Congressional delegation and dozens of state legislators pledge their support for our concerns, something must have gone right. We didn't
just sit back and let happen around us. URI students led the fight against fund ing, not only in Rhode Island, but with a message to Washington.
And rallies held this semester didn't just concern outside interests. Fears that the hugely-successful dance program might cease to exist prompted marches and rallies to
open the eyes of the administration, the college of Human Sciences and Services and the rest of the
University. Clad in brightly-colored tights, Danskins and leg warmers, the dancers marched from Keaney to the Quad. Armed with thousands of signatures on petitions, they stood in the rain carrying signs and chanting "We want to Dance." And dance they did, while the theme from the movie "Fame" blared on a tape recorder. The dancers made it known to those who saw them and all who heard of their protests how much they love the art of dance. As the semester drew to a close, it seemed like their efforts paid off. Word from the administration and the college that might have cut the two part-time instructors was the chances were "slim" that URI would be without a dance program when fall rolls around.
The dance protests stemmed from a larger issue that surfaced in the spring. was The University undergoing a "rebalancing" of priorities that will steer the direction of the school for the next decade. Terms like "computer literacy," and "increased technical support," were thrown around. The trends of the country are going to affect all of the graduates of GRI. So the ad ministration put together a plan to shift over $2.5 million over the next three years to areas that will cater to the future. The future is now. Everyone is hopeful that GRI will be a part of it. Fun was, as usual, a part of the semester with events like Paddy Murphy Day and Greek Week keep ing the whole campus busy. (By the way, the winners of Greek Week were Delta Zeta, Sigma Chi and Zeta
But the Greek community wasn't the only group having fun. Offcampus parties and road trips down to the beach and the bars that catered to us were a constant reminder of the enjoyable times in college life. Dorm Olympics were another diversion for campus-dwellers. With events that ranged from ping-pong to sack races, the second annual event was a needed break from the rigor of studying and dorm-life in
materialize and dot
the campus with pictures of smiling faces and glowing promises of a bet ter
to go to school.
It was a hard-fought battle that proved all three women candidates president worthy of the support
from the campus. But as always, there had to be winners and losers. Sue Worrell and Maggii McGonagle won with a convincin tally of votes. And for the first tim in GRl's history, both the president and the vice president of the student
accompanied luckily avoided for spring spring carnival, the concert, the banana barge and the bluegrass festival, accompanied by temperatures in the high 70's made for the perfect weekend. The concert was delayed but no the
when it was weekend. The
minded the chance to catch the first rays of the season. When was the last time you can remember hun dreds of URI people partying, drink one
laughing in the Ellery Pond?
that the year has You can't really
Concerts that include Squeeze, of Seagulls and NRBQ are waiting for. Another concert the Student Entertainment Commit tee brought was a Valentine's Day treat with James Taylor. Over 4,500 people singing in unison. Quite a
Davis Hall will always look like a castle in the moonlight. The dining halls will always be a place to joke
and went and
finding poorly we did important when
out how well or how
grades weren't sent out important thing
to do. Senior
tion and the
month. that the Only three a
Then back to school for those left behind and those going on to further their educations. And for the rest it was time to begin a job or search for one.
The spring of '82. There is something strange about leaving URI
place. Although you may never return physically and if you do the campus may be different, URI will always be with
change. But definitely be URI,
to know that "it" will
That "it" is
of us carries something different away from here. But there is also a collective memory that we all share. It is a memory of a beautiful school set In a rural countryside near ideal
about. The Quad will range in our minds from the green of summer to the white of winter with a patch of mud between the two. Each one of us has our own list of places that will never
With all the
go to and all the things that will hap pen in our lifetimes, it is comforting
that list will
A commercial from the late '60's is appropriate for that thought. An altered version could go something like this; "you can take me out of URI, but you can't take URI out of
beaches. It is a memory of friends and lovers. Of places, people and
things. Of joy and sorrow, URI will always be a place where memories were bom and where our minds will wander back for return visits in the future. But the most im
portant thing is that we will always be a part of it and it will always be a part of us. Mitchell Zuckoff