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Vol. XX, No. 1
Winston-Salem State University
Construction! Construction! Will It Be Over?
By Angela Toliver
In hopes of eventually owning all of Anderson High School, the university will own
at least 40 percent of the school by the end of July 1983. By then the university will
move into the building. The Board of Education will own the other 60 percent.
Anderson High School is scheduled to house the departments of education continu
ing education and The Graduate Center (operated by Appalachian and A&T univer
Eventually facilities will be available for the art department. They will include
art studios and rooms in which students will be able to teach the various art forms.
A gymnasium and physiology lab will be available for the physical education
department. A commercial music program is also scheduled to be housed in the
high school. The Drama Guild will be able to perform in the auditorium that will
seat 400 to 500 people. Evening school students will be housed at the school with
possible facilities for an evening school cafeteria and ample parking spaces. The
university expects to fully occupy the school by early fall 1983.
In an interview with Mr. Robert Fenning, director of institutional research, plans
for the closing of Stadium Drive were disclosed. “Of course this will cause further
problems, but the closing will help to build new roads connecting Interstate 40 and
Highway 52 with Claremont Avenue and campus,” said Fenning.
Traffic will enter or exit through Cromartie Street, behind Kenneth R. Williams
Auditorium or by Reynolds Park Road behind C.E. Gaines Complex. This plan will
be in effect late spring 1983. A new road, in front of the business building will also be
opening at that time.
The east side of Claremont Avenue will be closed for construction to eventually
make Claremont Avenue a four lane road with a grass median in the middle. All
traffic will be divided to one side of the street. There will be ramps built connecting
1-40 and Highway 52 with Claremont Avenue, but they will not be completed until
Fenning also revealed plans about the new business building. It is scheduled to be
completed in the fall of 1983. Business majors will find more classrooms, seminar
rooms, large lecture rooms, and labs for office administration majors. Also majors
will be able to attend night classes in the new building. The present business
building, Eller Hall, will be used for classrooms only.
With the nursing building already close to completion, occupancy is expected dur
ing the spring semester of this school year. Not only will the Division of Nursing oc
cupy the building, but the Medical Technology Program is expected to move into the
When the nuising division finally moves, the Division of General Studies will
move from Hall-Patterson Communications Building into the old nursing building
leaving more space for the Department of Communication Arts.
By Gail Bohannon
What might seem sudden to come, might have been a long time coming to others.
This is the case in the reconstruction of Wallace Street which is currently being con
verted from the main campus entrance to a pedestrian mall. Although the project is
taking place along with other renovations and construction, the original plans were
part of a master plan dating back to 1976.
Before construction could get underway, a new entrance road that runs between
O’Kelly Library and Bickett Hall had to be constructed, and some additional park
ing lots had to be built to accomodate the loss of parking spaces that were on
Robert Fenning, director of institution research, expects the mall to be extended
another block from the continuing education building (old Chancellor’s home) to
Colson Hall by next fall, then eventually spreading on to Bank Street (between Blair
Hall and O’Kelly Library. This area is generally used as the campus exit). Since the
project is state funded, it is difficult to pinpoint a date.
An extension of O’Kelly Library and other parking areas will be constructed
before the entire mall area is completed which will be during the 84-85 school year.
New curbing, guttering, and sidewalks will be installed with a large portion of the
mall made up of brown, red, and gray Z-bricks which gives a cobblestone effect.
There will be ground and elevated planters which will consist of Maple, Birch, Pine
and Dog.wood trees, as well as low growing plants such as Purpleleaf and Winter-
green. Bicycle racks, park benches and light fixtures will also highlight the mall.
A total of $245,000 has been estimated for the cost of the entire project. According
to Fenning, the Wallace Street Mall should be completed just in time for Homecom
ing, and the remainder of the construction finished by 1985.
100 Percent Pass Nursing Exam
At N.C. Central, 92 percent of the
graduates passed the exam; 12 of the 13
who took it. Both schools had higher scores
than last year.
There’s a new series of state board
testing which is now an integrated ap
proach. In the past students took five tests
and had to score a minimum of 350 points.
Currently, students take only one test, and
have to score at least 1600 points‘.‘The new
licensure exam measures the ability of the
nurses to perform minimal safe practice,”
stated Webster. She closed in stating, “The
acting director and members of the faculty
as well as the administration are very
pleased with the results that have been
displayed by the graduates as weU as the
progression that is being made in the
By Loretta Leak
All six of the 1982 WSSU nursing
graduates who took the state licensing
examination this year passed it after the
first writing according to Mrs. Sadie
Webster, acting director of the Division of
There were 10 graduates in May,
however, two of the graduates had pass^
the examination earlier, but came back to
This is the first time WSSU has had
actual 100 percent pass rate. Last year 64
percent of the graduates passed the exam
the first time.
Of the 12 graduates who took the test at
A&T this summer, 8 passed, (64 percent.)