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Dianne Daily was inducted
into the National Golf Coaches
Association Hall of Fame. Head
baseball coach George Greer
picked up his 600th career win
against Virginia on April 8.
Equally impressive, the Deacons
captured their third ACC cham-
pionship in four years, beating
North Carolina State 17–4 on
May 20. Senior Dave Bush was
named the tournament’s most
valuable player. In the NCAA
regional finals, the Deacons lost to Tennessee, 6–2.
The Arts
The University Theatre produced four plays on its Mainstage: a modern ver-
sion of Aristophanes’s Lysistrata, Max Frisch’s Biedermann and the Firebugs, Joan
Ackermann’s Off the Map, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s School for Scandal. In
addition, the Ring Theatre was renovated and rededicated on August 17, 2000,
with Dean Paul Escott and Jonathan Christman (Theatre) cutting the ceremonial
ribbon. The Ring was converted from a circle to a semi-proscenium that afforded
better production flexibility and better sight lines. Playwright Arlene Hutton’s
provocative one-act show, I Dream Before I Take the Stand, was performed there
with Cynthia Gendrich, Assistant Professor of Theatre, and actor D.A. Oldis in
the leading roles.
The Secrest Artists Series included flutist Eugenia Zukerman and harpist
Yolanda Kondonassis in September; the Takacs String Quartet in October; and
Bang on a Can, playing contemporary classics in
November. The spring semester line-up featured
mezzo-soprano Denyce Grave and the Winston-
Salem Symphony in February and violinist Eileen
Ivers in March.
The Department of Music presented Teresa
Radomski, soprano, and Jacqui Carrasco, violin-
ist, in a September 10 concert, and a celebration
of American composer Aaron Copland’s one-
hundredth birthday on September 14 featured
Louis Goldstein performing Copland’s “Piano
Fantasy.” Pianist Peter Kairoff, violinist Jacqui
Carrasco, and horn player Robert Campbell per-
formed music of Johannes Brahms in concert on
November 12.
The Wind Ensemble premiered two new works
on December 5. The first, “Pilgrim’s Lot” by Dan
Skip Prosser
Jim Grobe
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