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See Spring Semester Exam Schedule Inside THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE APRIL 1990 VOLUME 18, NUMBERS Jackson Inauguration set for April 24 Trumpets to summons procession Trumpet voluntaries from the second balcony of McDowell Col umns building will summons the procession of robed faculty and visiting dignitaries down the tree-lined walk through the heart of the campus for the official inauguration of Dr. Jerry Francis Jackson as Chowan’s twentieth president on April 24. This important day in the history of the college will conclude with discussion and debate about the future of education in a symposium chaired by Dixie Goswami of Clemson Univer sity, who also directs the nationally known Bread Loaf School of Writing at Middlebury College, Vermont. Goswami is the recipient of Clemson’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Teaching and Service, 1989, and recipient of SAMLA’s Award for Excellence in College Teaching, 1987. She recently co-edited Reclaiming the Classroom; Word Processing in a Community of Writers; Writing in Non-Academic Settings. Jerry and Carolyn Jackson will begin the day by greeting delegates, dignitaries, visitors, faculty, and students in the President’s Dining Room. From there participants will robe and process to the front of Mc Dowell Columns Building for the inaugural convocation. Dr. Thomas E. Corts, president of Samford Univer sity, will be the keynote speaker. As president of Samford, Dr. Corts heads Alabama’s largest privately- supported institution of higher learn ing, one of the nation’s largest Southern Baptist universities. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and holds the master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. An author of numerous journal articles who is in high demand as a speaker, Dr. Corts has served as president of the National Fellowship of Baptist Educators and member of the Executive Committee, Foundation for Independent Higher Education. The inaugural ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m., and will include Dr. Corts’s keynote address. A musical highlight of the ceremonies will be trumpet voluntaries performed by Barry Bauguess of New Bern and his five-piece brass ensemble. Bauguess is one of the top three classical baroque trumpeters in the nation, and his en semble has garnered many awards. Dr. Jackson will deliver his inaugural address following greetings from the state of North Carolina and the town of Murfreesboro; from the students, faculty, alumni. Board of Visitors, and Board of Trustees of the college; and from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Following luncheon on the Campus Green, a symposium entitled, “Educating for the Twenty-first Cen tury,” chaired by Dixie Goswami of Clemson University, will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium of McDowell Columns building. The symposium will consider such topics as directions in education, how to get students working at college level, and how to compensate for poor reading and writing backgrounds among today’s students. The floor will be open for discussion and questions. Also participating in the symposium will be Jack Murrah, president of the Lyndhurst Foundation and member of the Board of the Center for Documen tary Studies at Duke University. Murrah has been on numerous national educational committees, in cluding the Review Panel for the Department of Education’s proposal for five-year funding for the National Center for Reading. Joining Goswami and Murrah will be James Kirkland and Patrick Bizzaro of East Carolina University. Kirkland, who has direc ted freshman composition at ECU for fifteen yeara, has traveled widely with Bizzaro, former director of ECU’s Writing Center and presently chair of that school’s Writing-Across-the- Curriculum, to consult and conduct workshops. Most recently Bizzaro has consulted with Burroughs-Wellcome on writing for business and industry. Also on the panel will be Dr. Connie Eble, professor of English at UNC- Chapel Hill, well-known linguist, who teaches a course on Black dialect at UNC, and was a consultant for the PBS series History of the English Language. Eble will discuss black dialect. Throughout the inaugural day there will be opportunities to visit an art exhibit featuring the Chowan Art Department’s permanent collection and a photography exhibit sponsored by the Department of Graphic Com munications. The Archival Collection of Chowan College will also be on display from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the McDowell Room of Archives and An tiquities in Whitaker Library. An Inauguration Conunittee chaired by Dr. Dorothy Hill, English Depart ment, will coordinate the day’s ac tivities. Student Development sponsors Alcohol Referral Program By Karen Uberti Student Development at Chowan College sponsored an Alcohol Referral Program on March 13, 1990. Students who violated the college’s policy on alcohol were required to at tend. However, others who were in terested in learning about the effects of alcohol were welcome. This program was started in 1984. There are an average of ten persons who must attend the lecture which oc curs once every month. Linda Tripp, the speaker during the program says, “I feel that the program is educational rather than disciplinary. I believe that anybody could benefit from attending.” Some startling statistics were told to the students. For example, fifty per cent of all automobile accidents that are fatal to drivers are caused by drunk See other contest winning photos inside On March 13, 1990, Mr. Gatewood, Mr. Sowell and Mr. White gathered to judge the photos. By process of elimination they came up with the winners. The entire process took over an hour. The staff of Smoke Signals would like to thank them. Mrs. Eason of the Computer Center is commended for her work on the certificates— a job well done. Last but not least, a special thank you to those who took the time and entered the contest. First Place Winner Scenic, Freshmen Division Photo by Marc Demaaijer Records Management Class takes on-campus field trip drivers. One third of all pedestrians who are killed are done so by drunk drivers. Twenty-five percent of all North Carolina drivers have been drinking, two percent are legally drunk. Finally, there are thirteen million alcoholics in the United States. The BAC (blood alcohol content) level in North Carolina in which a per son is considered legally drunk is .10. There has, however, been discussion of reducing that level to .08. The program consists of an in troduction, a true/false quiz, discussion, a film, and an evaluation of the Alcohol Referral Program. The program is extremely in formative and interesting. The next program will be held next month. The date will be posted in the campus calendar. The Records Management class of E*rofessor Patricia B. Edwards was. able to see first-hand how students’ records are maintained in the nCglvUMI Ml V/flt/wwi as well as how they were kept in the early I800’s when all records were written in long-hand. Students were able to see how technology has Got a gripe about Chowan? Did you know that there is a college committee that meets monthly to listen to your gripes and problems? It is called the Faculty/Student Relations Committee and is composed of faculty, staff, and students. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 19, in McSweeney Hall, Room 105. Mr. George Hazelton is the chairman of the committee in case you would like to contact him, but it is not necessary—JUST COME TO THE MEETING with your campus gripe! Alpha Beta Gamma initiates new members The Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma inducted nine new members during a candlelight ceremony held in Marks Hall Auditorium, Thursday, March 1, The service was conducted by current officers, Janerose Kinyan- jui, president; Lori Jones, secretary- treasurer, and Kevin Johnson, projects chairman. New initiates were Darlene Artis, Robert Bazemore, Whitney Cuth- bertson, James E. Harrison, Sherry Lynn Morse, Jill D. Overton, Greg Rollins, Chris Stallings, and Amy Un derwood. The initiates and several business faculty members enjoyed dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant following the ceremony. Alpha Beta Gamma is a National Business Honor Society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among college students in business curricula. To achieve this goal. Alpha Beta Gamma provides an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, and in tellectual climate for exchange of ideas, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in con tinuing academic excellence. Mrs. Renee Drake and Ms. Patricia Edwards serve as the club sponsors. changed from recording records in long-hand to other methods of keeping and controlling records to what the procedures are today using electronic computef equipment. and Mrs. Betty Rose, assistants to the Registrar, conducted the tour-lecture. Records Management students also toured the office of the Secretary to the Faculty, where Mrs. Marion Foster demonstrated the Scantron machine (grades students’ papers elec tronically) the Canon Hi-speed Copier (copies 50 pages per minute) that can also enlarge or reduce linages, the folding machine that folds at the rate of several dozen documents per minute, and the offset machine with plate maker and conversion, which sets plates for the offset machine. Mrs. Betty Godwin, administrative assistant in the Admissions Office, demonstrated the signawre machine, which electronically records an almost perfect facsimile of President Jerry Jackson’s legal signature. Mrs. God win also demonstrated her computer equipment and showed students how with the merge feature, the computer will address envelopes automatically. National Library Week ’90 “Reach for a Star. Ask a Librarian.” is the theme of National Library Week—April 22-28. Whitaker Library is staffed with librarians who are trained to help you find the answers you need. Celebrate National Library Week by visiting your library, asking questions, and learning more about the resources available for you. During National Library Week bookmarks displaying the theme will be given to students and drawings for prizes will be held. Students may begin registering for prizes April 16. Drawings will be held at noon each day April 23-27. The following prizes are to be awarded: Monday, April 23—T-Shirt Tuesday, April 24—Free Meal (The Pizza Inn) Wednesday, April 25—Free Meal (The China Garden) Thursday, April 26—Poster Friday, April 27—Poster printing as many “originals” as needed—all of these tremendous time savers in terms of man power (or “wo-man” power). -Mrs. Peggy Hare, Student Loans — Officer, demonstrated her electronic typewriter that has some word processing capabilities, explaining that technology is advancing so rapidly that this machine, which she has had only four years and which has about 326K of memory, has now been replaced with one that has much more memory and even more word processing capabilites. Mrs. Catherine Wood, Reference Librarian in Whitaker Library, gave a tour-lecture of the record-keeping facilities used there. She demonstrated and explained the differenc* in microfilm and microfiche for reducing images and storage and how these documents are read and can be copied on photocopying machines. Students also saw movable shelving for storage that saves a great deal of space. Mrs. Wood stated that these shelves are moved about manually, but that elec tronically operated movable shelves were also available. 28 students included in Who’s Who 1990 The 1990 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 28 students from Chowan College who have been selected as national out standing campus leaders. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have in cluded the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and poten tial for continued success. They join an elite group of students selected from more than 1,400 in stitutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations. Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934. Students named this year from Chowan College, and their hometowns, are: Janice Morgan Askew, Eure; Polly Denise Babb, Roanoke Rapids; Caron D. Bailey, Clayton, Delaware; Robert Thomas Bazemore, Cofield; Julie Anne Best, Rich Square; Juliet Sellers Brooks, Kinston; Joudy Lynn Council, Ivor, Virginia; Whitney Leigh Cubertson, Murfreesboro; Rupal Desai, Mur freesboro; Dana Lee Goins, Harrellsville; Wendy Marie Holland, Burlington; Hunter Allen Hopkins, Louisa, Virginia; James Russell John son, Charlottesville, Virginia; Lori Patricia Jones, Twenty Nine Palms, California; Janerose Wanjiku Kinyan- jui, Nairobi, Kenya; Holly J. Larsen, Leesburg, Virginia; David Scott Lewter, Murfreesboro; Lori Denyse Nold, Burlington; Christie Faye Parker, Harrellsville; Randy Troy Perry, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Rebekah Scott Resor, Chilhowie, Virginia; Jerod James Rose, Seaboard; James M. Rumbold, III, Elizabethtown; Atsuko Shimowada, Ibaraki, Japan; Jonathan Harris Taylor, Vanceboro; Jennifer Louise Towell, Springfield, Virginia; Ken neth R. Traino, Marlton, New Jersey; Thomas Franklin Wilkerson, Raleigh. Spring Festival Plans By Ken Traino Chowan College’s Spring Festival will be held April 17-21, 1990. The Student Government Association has planned a varity of events for you, the students, to enjoy. From the famed “Jello Wrastlin” to a semi-fomial dance Saturday night, everyone should find something to enjoy. The students that will stay on campus will have one of the best times of their lives. SGA has planned so many wonderful ac tivities that most of you won’t know what to do. The following is a schedule of events for the week of April 17-21, 1990. A reminder to all, all events are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Student Government Association. There will be more details about these events as Spring Festival nears. Take note of the posters and signs as they are posted. See Festival Schedule Inside.