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SCI-Arc Noon Day News (February 1978)30:34

Briggs MacDonald announces a schedule change for the ACSA Regional Meeting, invites applicats for the “Women in Architecture Scholarship”, and reminds students that Arelene Ainbinder and Serena have prepared a video on Financial Aid resources, available in the library.

2:59, Lise Matthews announces some upcoming of non-architecture events, including movies at the Nuart Theatre, concerts at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, a dance event at Idea Studip, a lecture at the Jung Institute. She recommends “Whole Person Calendar” as a resource for finding out what’s happening in L.A.

7:18, Terry Rainey observes that trash is becoming a big problem in the studios.

At 7:56, MacDonald announces a number of upcoming events:
•The California Proposition 3, Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy, on the June 6, 1978 statewide ballot.
•Changes to the building as a result of the recent inspection by the Santa Monica Fire Department.
•“Biotecture”, the first lecture of the Spring 1978 Design Forum lecture series.
•The “New Earth Exposition: living lightly on the earth”
He notes several used and alternative to Hennessey + Ingalls bookstores (Book City, Hollywood; Bargain Books, Van Nuys; the Hollywood All Night News Stand).

At 11:49, Debbie interviews John Knight on teaching first year design studio, distinguishing architecture from dentistry, avoiding academic conventions, and discovering strong interests and needs.

At 21:50, a young woman requests help finishing a dome at SCI-Arc’s Tuna Canyon site.

At 23:00, Terry Rainey reviews Paul Brodeur’s “The Zapping of America : microwaves, their deadly risk, and the coverup” (1977).

At 27:45, Bill and Vicky Simonian dance to live her brother’s Armenian band in the SCI-Arc main space.

Closing credits include:
•Technical director: Mort Neikrug
•1st camera: Mark Savel
•2nd camera: Jean Kinney