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mh e VOL. 9, NO. 5 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1993 '■ "-ir- M NCWC’s top award goes to Mauldins HONOR STUDENTS BSDUCTED — Omicron Delta Kappa inductees during the recent Founders Day convocation v?ere (from left) Roger B. Budd, Jr. Ken Leonard, Lionel Moad, Tim Elmore, Delinda Lee, Jessica Johnson, and Julie Salkeld. Not pictured: Patrick Brannan, Shannon Johnson, and Marie Lenane. New business course offered This fall, a new course has been offered during the day schedule in Rocky Mount — Business 475: Small Business Consulting, which provides stu dents the opportunity to consult with small businesses in the re gion. The course is offered in coop eration with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. The class, divided into three teams, has been assigned to work with three small businesses. The problems they are working to solve are: developing a market ing strategy for a sheet metal fab rication business; developing a quality control program for a fur niture manufacturer, and formu lating a business plan for the Fenner Market Warehouse in downtown Rocky Mount. All three teams have been busy doing research and meeting with business owners, leaders, and competitors. Team sessions have been held at night to filter through gathered information. Robert and Pat Mauldin won the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest award given by Ncffth Carolina Wesleyan Col lege, during this year’s Founders Day convocation. The Sullivan Award honors those who are compassionate, ex hibit love for fellow men, adhere to Christian ideals, behave cour teously and gently, and are ac tively participating in college or community affairs. Robert Mauldin is chairman of Centura Bank in Rocky Mount. His wife, Pat, has been a leading force behind the Rocky Mount Habitat for Humanity program. Dr. David A. Jones, professor of history, delivered the Founders Day address, highlighting the past and taking an optimistic look into the future. “George Washington is most significant as an American presi dent precisely because he was not our only one,” Jones said, “and Thomas A. Collins is most sig nificant as a Wesleyan president for the same reason. He led us at the beginning and along our way. No more than the founders of the nation did Wesleyan’s foimders know what lay ahead in the three decades which have become our past” Jones also recalled the rough times in the ‘70’s when Wesleyan was faced with the possibility of closing. “What Oliver Wendell Holmes called the ‘felt necessities of the time’ compelled us at Wesleyan, all of us, to make a virtue of ne cessity,” he said. “Wesleyan did not survive by hewing to the vi sion of the founders or insisting on the purity of the liberal arts. “We survived by making a vir tue of necessity. We must never lose the vision or let the dream die,” he said, “but when we tell the stOTy of Wesleyan let us tell it truthfiilly, conceding the neces sity and confessing that we made it a virtue.” (Continued on Back Page) NCWC joins schools in science project The North Carolina Wesleyan College Education Department recentlv received a $35,000 Eisenhower Science and Math Staff Development Grant from the UNC Mathematics and Science Education Network for a science instruction project in collabora tion with Nash-Rocky Mount Schools. The project is designed to es tablish a cadre of elementary and middle grade teachers who will serve as instructional leaders in science. Teachers involved will include representatives from Na^-Rocky Mount Schools and from interested private schools. Members of the science in struction team are Dr. Marshall Brooks, NCWC professor of edu cation; Dr. Lynn Bradshaw, Nash- Rocky Mount director of human resource development; Dr. Bar bara Perry-Sheldon, NCWC di rector of education division; Tim Tucker, clinical resource teacher; and Bonnie Lovelace, science re source teacher. A 1991 report of the Carnegie Commission on Science, Tech nology, and Government stated that only about 35,(X)0 of the nation’s one million primary teachers are trained in science, and two thirds of the elementary teachers feel unprepared to teach science. Of the 26 schools in the Nash- Rocky Mount school system, 18 indicated in their School Improve ment Plan the need for increased student achievement in science. The new project is intended to give teacher-leaders in-service work in content and hands-on ac tivities in earth science, chemis try, and physics, as well as tech niques for peer coaching. Teacher-leaders will increase their knowledge of science, de velop lessons designed to give students a positive attitude toward science, increase students’ science achievement, and develop and present to colleagues modules demonstrating the best approach to teaching science. The school system has estab lished a Teacher Resource Cen ter for curriculum and staff de velopment, which will be staffed by a locally-paid sciaice resource teachCT and a clinical resource teacha jointly supplied by the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools and North Carolina State University. “In partnership with North Carolina Wesleyan College,” said Nash-Rocky Mount School Su perintendent Travis Twiford, “these individuals will be able to provide peer coaching and fol low-up support that will ensure that the knowledge and skills shared by the teacher leaders with their colleagues will be success fully transferred to the class-, room.”

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