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The Wesleyan decree. online resource (None) 1961-current, February 08, 1991, Image 1

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The Decree VOL. 6, NO. 8 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRTOAY, FEBRUARY 8,1991 Anti-crime campaign organized To make North Carolina Wes leyan College as safe as possible. The Office of Campus Security has begun a new crime prevention awareness campaign during Feb ruary aimed at Vacating students, faculty, and administrators on crime prevention techniques and how to work together tofgromote the well being of the campus community. Called “Together for a Safe Campus,” the program includes information about theft, drug and alcohol abuse, personal safety, and acquaintance rape. Several activities and programs will be held this month. The bro chures and pamphlets will be dis tributed around campus. An engraving program was held in Nash on Tuesday. A Date program will be in Edge combe the week of Feb. 11-17. Check posters for dates and times. An Alcohol and Drug program will be held in North during the week of Feb. 18-24. A Survival Skills program will be in South, which^ wiU ti^JaUsthe areas together and introduce some new ones. Check posters for dates and times. AU NCWC students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend these programs. Symposium puts spotlight on education Changing Times, Changing Lives: Society and Education In the '90s Feelings mixed over tighter dorm security By JAMIE STUMP There are mixed emotions on campus about the policy enacted Spring Semester regarding tighter ,purity in residence halls. Students must now carry keys in order to ento" their residence hall. The side doors are locked 24 hours a day, and ftont doors are almost always locked excq)t for nights when RA’s are on duty and when opening doors is nec essary for housdceeping purposes. Many students like Joji Hibino feel “it’s very inconvenient for students. Visitors are always knocking on the door, which is annoying. I don’t think there has been enough crime, especially in the all-male dorms, to lock the doors.” Craig Allen agrees that putting down your books and trying to find keys is cumbersome and time-consuming, but he also says (Continued on Back P^e) A host of educators, computer experts, and other professionals will join faculty and students at N.C. Wesleyan College fw a two- day symposium “Changing Hmes, Changing Lives: Society and Education in the ‘90s” Feb. 12-13 on the Wesleyan campus. Symposium topics will cent^ on educational issues such as school reform, the changing stu dent population, latchkey chil dren, ATOS in the schools, and the nation’s responsibility to the schools. Keynote speaker is Bob Etheridge, state superintendent of public instruction. He speaks at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Ac tivities Center on “Education Re form; Why We Can’tTum Back.” Other speakers include Dr. Barry Adams, senior account ex ecutive with Apple Computers; Jo Ann Norris of the Public School Forum; Louis Gotlib, N.C. Teacher of the Year, and Terry Peterson, director of the South Carolina Business-Education Committee. Following is a schedule of symposium events. Tuesday 9 a,m.: Ripples of Change in Technology. Dr. Adams. Room 105. Religious Freedom and the Teaching of Religion. Dr. Rex TuckCT, student panel. Chapel. 10:15 am.: All That’s Within Them. Norris. SAC. Institutional Discrimination. Student panel. Chapel. 11:30 a.m.: X-Rated Pictures: Changing Standards in the Ac ceptance of Art. Daisy Thorp. Rocnn 105. 1 p.m.: AIDS: It Changes Our Schools, It Changes Our Lives. Garland Lancaster. Library. Substance Abuse: Whose Problem is it? Panel discussion. Room 105. The Stress of Change: DangCT or Opportunity. Susan Brooks, family counsels. Chjqwl. 2:30 pjn.: Ours is the Oppor tunity to Do! John Bennett, con sultant, state Department of Pub lic Instruction. Chapel. Legal Arguments over Abor tion. Dr. John Stevens, student panel. Room 105. (Continued on Back Page) AIDS information, condoms now available at NCWC By JAMIE STUMP Recently, through the persis tence of the Student Government Association, the cooperation of the Student Health Center,,sup port of faculty and staff, and re sponses fi'om state and national health organizations, students can both acquire educational infor mation about prevent of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), andreceive items that can aid in the prevention of such deadly and/or harmful diseases. These protective items are be ing distributed by the college in cooperation with the State Public Health Department and the Na tional AIDS Foundation who provided the devices free of charge. This is a cooperative ef fort to reduce the threat of death firom AIDS and the physical and emotional damage of STDs on campus. Hie student response to this action has been overall support ive. “From what I understand,” comments student Robert Baker, “this move was necessary to pre vent the increase of STDs on campus. If the college doesn’t •• f » ; , > ( . > t • * > ^ « 1 M : t f ' V * 1 distribute them, they’re (the col lege) not trying to help.” Ellis McGee agrees: “I think it’s wonderful because you don’t have to leave campus to buy them. I feel thai this is not apromotional move, but one that was made to ensure the safety of the students who choose to use the system.” SGA officer. Crystal Taylor, also believes that the action was “well needed. The students are handling it in a very mature fash ion.” Faculty and staff opinions have also been overall supportive. Campus nuree Janice Stump be lieves the two organizations re sponsible, SGA and Student Health Center, took these actions in “the hopes of making a differ ence in the statistics (of rising numbers of STD cases), especially in traditional college-aged people.” Dr. Kim Nordquest feels “this will help avoid health problems among the student population. In that manner, such an action is positive.” For more information con cerning preventing of STDs and AIDS, students are encouraged to contact a Student Health Assis tant, their Resident Director or hall Resident Assistants, or visit the Student Health Center. Don't forget troops on Valentine’s Day Student Health Assis* tants will be accepting Valentine^s Pay candy, toi letry iteins, Valentine’s Day cardSj and monetary dona tions from faculty, staff, and students until Feb, 14 to be dipped to our servicemen and women in ^e Persian Gulf.

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