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mh e VOL. 9, NO. 6 North Carolina Wesl^an College, Rocky Mount, N.C. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29,1993 Wesleyan promotes Cerjan Completing her 10th year at North Carolina Wesleyan Col lege, Patricia A. Ceijan has ac cepted the position of vice presi dent of admissions and financial aid. In addition to her new duties as vice president, she will also continue to direct the college's TQM program, including train ing leaders and facilitators, and coordinating and evaluating team formation and progress. In her recent position as direc tor of enrollment services, she cre ated, developed, and managed the NCWC Student Services Center, which increased the percentage of freshmen who were academi cally successful from 53 to 68 percent. After receiving her under graduate degree in business edu cation from Trinity College in Burlington, Vt., Ceijan earned a master’s degree in adult educa tion from East Carolina Univer sity in Greenville. She is currently a membCT of many profession^ organizations, Hii Delta Kappa honor fraternity, and is chairper son of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce TQM Council. Ceijan, originally from Rome, N.Y., lives with her husband, Steve, in Rocky Mount They have two grown daughters. Trustee chairman pleads in tape case TRUSTEE PHIL CARLTON ..J^leads guilty in ‘Scannergate’ By JIMMILYN ROSSON Recently, North Carolina Wes leyan College’s chairman of the Board of Trustees, Phil Carlton, entered a guilty plea to misde meanor charges that he reviewed notes of tape recordings and lis tened to other recordings made from cellular phone conversa tions. The case involves last year’s election of Gov. Jim Hunt. Two of his long-time friends and law partners, Charles Lane and Phil Carlton, denied any involvement in the scandal until recently, when the Justice Department found evi dence linking them to the crime. Until then, former Nash County Democratic Party chair man Beverly Smith claimed that she had made the t^s for her wn use only, ^e tapes included conversa tions Republican candidate, former Lt. Gov. Jim Gardener, had about his family and the cam paign. Chris Gardner, Jim Gardner’s son, contends that this information helped the Hunt cam paign form a strategy that was able to concentrate efforts on the Gardner campaign’s next step. NCWC’s official statement to the press has been: “For almost 25 years. Judge Carlton has worked to build this college, sav ing for almost 20 years as the Chairman of the Board of Trust ees. Like colleagues from both major political parties, he has been a friend when we needed him, and we hope that friendship will continue.” Carlton enhanced his image, and his regard within the college, when he helped resolve financial problems during the 1970’s. At this time, the college has no plans to change its relaticHi- ship with Judge Carlton, and his (Continued on Back Page) • • Wesleyan to offer mediation training “Mediation has affected me in many ways that I nevor thought it would. I’ve always had a hard time relaying my feelings to otfiCT people, and I also had a problem fighting with certain membos of my family. Now that I know how to really listen to othCTS, and tell them my feelings, every day is easier to live because I don’t have that burden to carry on my shoul ders any more. “I also like to think that we as mediators teach pec^Ie to help themselves and not depend on others. I should recomm«Ki that if you don’t want to be a media- tOT that you at least go through the training. We know it could change your life.” These words ciame from a high school junior who has been trained in peer mediation. They are eloquent testimony to the fact that all of us can benefit from the skills that comprise mediation training. What is mediatiai? In the for mal sense it is a process of struc turing communication so that people an bettCT hear and undo'- stand each other. When people can discuss their conflict calmly, and openly, they can focus on common needs and problem-solv ing. Respect can develop. They are more likely, as a result, to be able to resolve difference in the future. If you would like formal me diation to be available to Wes leyan students consider being trained as a mediator. Training sessions will be offiaed at tfie be ginning of next Spdng semester. Contact Betty Ann Whisnant, 5230, JCTry Joplin, 5147 or Pam Gourley, 5228. ' Two NCWC students recognized in science Julie Duerler and Kim Curseen, biology majors at N.C. Wesleyan College, were two of 22 women recognized for their scholastic achievements and pre sented with $1,000 scholarships at a recent awards ceremony at Glaxo Inc.’s Sir Paul Girolami Research and Development Cen ter in Research Triangle Park. The Glaxo Foundation has launched a major initiative to sup port scientific studies by women undergraduate students at 11 North Carolina colleges and uni versities. The Glaxo Women in Science Scholars program combines more than $250,000 in endowed schol arships with a unique mentoring program linking each student with a Glaxo woman scientist. Duerler, a senior from Lon don, Ohio, is paired with Dr. Karen Au. Curseen, a sophomore from Petersburg, Va., is paired with Dr. Nicole Valvano. Duerler and Curseen are also currently involved in a DNA bio technology project, being con ducted joindy at Wesleyan and East Carolina University. Funding for this project has come from The Glaxo Founda tion, N.C. Biotechnology Center, and Independent College Fund of North Carolina. Dr. C. Dale Therrien, profes sor of biology and chairman of the science and math division at Wesleyan, is the director for both projects. John S. Thomas, executive di rector of The Glaxo Foundation, said that in addition to the incen tive scholarships, each participat ing institution received a $25,000 endowment to providing funding for future Glaxo Women in Sci ence Scholars. Selected by their schools, stu dents must have demonstrated an interest in science and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or bet ter on a 4.0-point scale. Dr. Myra Williams, vice presi dent and chief information officer of Glaxo, Inc., said in her key note address that the Glaxo men- tcM^ — who represent a variety of fields, from statistics to medical research to systems analysis — will help broaden students’ un derstanding of science’s role in society and help students develop their own individual scientific styles through advice and encour agement >

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