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The cougar cry : the voice of Wilkes Community College. online resource (None) 1967-current, October 31, 1967, Image 1

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VOL. 1, NO. 3 THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Wilkesboro, North Carolina OCT. 31, 1967 Sue Sebastian James H. Lyalls Martha Nichols Judy Lane Pearson Gives Collection To James Larkin Pearson, poet laureate of North Carolina, ac cording to announcement by Dr. Howard E. Thompson, president of Wilkes Community College, has taken the necessary steps to make available to the Wilkes Community College his library and printing press. Mr. Pearson, poet-printer, through his generosity, is giving his valuable library and the print ing equipment with which he has worked for many years. Included in the gift will be valuable old newspapers of the county, cita tions, portraits, a handmade chest of drawers for housing correspondence of Mr. Pearson, Life - Time SGA Officers Are Elected WC College and items of historic interest. These valuable acquisitions to the Wilkes Community College are to be housed on the campus in a separate building which will be known as the James Larkin Pearson Memorial Building. This building will be within four or five miles of the birthplace of the 88-year old Mr. Pearson. The library of some 4,000 books includes a great deal of poetry, many rare books, and over 300 books dealingwith North Carolina writers and their works. A native of Wilkes County for many years, Mr. Pearson wrote and published in the Moravian Falls area. Two-hundred and fifty Wilkes Community College Students went to the polls on October the 11 and 12 to cast their vote for their favorite candidate. Although the number of turn-out voters was somewhat small, the two day campaigning spree advocated strong school spirit by both fac ulty and students. The positions to be filled by the election were the executive officers of the Student Govern ment Association consisting of a president, vice-president, sec retary, and treasurer; the of ficers of the Sophomore class; and officers of the Freshman class. All candidates had to be full-time students, taking at least twelve credit hours, and main taining a “C” average. The newly elected Student Gov ernment Association officers were president, Jim Lyall, a second-year arts major; vice- president, Sue Sebastian, a sec ond-year social-work major; secretary, Martha Nichols, a second-year mathematics major; treasurer, Judy Lane, a second- year physical education major. Sophomore class officers are president, Roy Richardson; vice- president, Hayden Johnson; sec retary, Brenda Calloway; treas urer, David Wheeler. Freshman class officers are president, Ronnie Triplett; vice-president, Bobby Joe Pruitt; secretary, Vir ginia Blevins; treasurer, Marie Wingler. Humanities Program Draws Acclaim Jim Beaman (left), Jean Parsons (center), and Roger Billings (right) are the new S.G.A. representatives from the College Parallel division. Wilkes Community College’s new Humanities program has re cently attracted attention in aca demic circles across the nation. In the Winter Quarter of 19G7 work was begun on a new type of course offering at Wilkes Com munity College which would bet ter prepare our students in their general education background. At the suggestion of Dean William R. Richardson, Cynthia Mayes, J. Jay Anderson and D. S. Mayes began investigating the possibili ty of instigating a new Humanities Program in the Fall of 1967. After extensive planning and work the present program was derived. The major purpose of the course is to instill in the stu dents a sense of inquiry and give them the processes through which to inquire concerning man’s meaning and importance. Secondly, to accomplish the above through the correlation of the study of history, art, literature, religion, philosophy and music. The following are courses which over two academic years are combined into one Humani ties course: History 111, 112, 113, 211, 212, 213; English 111, 112, 113, 211, 212, 213; Com parative Religion 111; Introduc tion to Philosophy 111; Art and World Culture 111; and. Music Appreciation 111.

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