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Salem College names
new diversity director
BY TODD LUCK
Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither will become Salem
College's first Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness
later this year.
In an email announcing the position, Salem College
President Dr. Lorraine Sterritt said Hine-Gaither was well
qualified for the office.
"As Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness, Dr.
Hines-Gaither will collaborate with students, faculty, and
staff on programs and initiatives designed to provide
exemplary learning experiences in and beyond the class
room for the College's richly diverse student population,
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inclusiveness for the entire campus
community," wrote Sterritt.
Of SiQem College's 1,100 students,
7 percent are international students and
25 percent are students of color. Hines
Gaither said her new position, which
will begin in August, is the continuation
of years of work on the campus on
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"The position doesn't imply that the
work is new, but I believe it is now formalized and insti
tutionalized with the position and I believe that's really
important," she said.
The position came out of an assessment of the campus
in 2008 that suggested having an office for diversity and
inclusiveness. The college wasn't financially able to offer
the position at the time but a Committee on Community
was formed, on which Hines-Gaither serves. The 30 mem
ber committee includes students, faculty, staff and admin
istration who work toward social justice and inclusive
ness. The office became part of the college's strategic plan
and was implemented under the recommendation of the
Committee on Community.
Hines-Gaither is an alumnus of Salem College where
she received her bachelor's degree in Spanish. She has a
master's degree in Spanish education from Wake Forest
University and a doctorate from UNC Greensboro. She is
also a graduate of Middlebury College French Language
school in Vermont.
She joined the faculty of Salem's Modern Languages
Department in 2004. She primarily teaches Spanish and
also teaches courses on women's studies and race and eth
nicity studies. She has been an advisor to student organi
zations like Onua, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and
Black Americans Demonstrating Unity (BADU).
She is the past president of the Foreign Language
Association of N.C. and the co-founder of African
American Linguists, an organization that promotes world
languages to African-American students.
Hines-Gaither said she's looking forward to her new
position and is glad the college continues to demonstrate
its commitment to inclusiveness.
"It's part of the fabric of the institution that we honor
and we value diversity," said Hines-Gaither.
Marquis Jameshio Wilds receives scholarship
Marquis Jameshio Wilds was recently selected as
the 201'5 recipient of a scholarship
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Grand Assembly Order of the
Golden Circle PHA. He is the son
of Renee Wilds and attends Forsyth
Technical Community College
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Automotive Systems Technology.
Marquis is a 2015 graduate of R
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was a member of Crosby Scholars.
He has served the community
through his involvement with the wurfi
Boy Scouts of America and Men of
The Annie P. Rogers State Grand Assembly Order of
the Golden Circle, under the leadership of State Grand
Loyal Lady Ruler Wanda Davis, was very proud to
select this deserving young man as the recipient of this
RAI creates subsidiary, names president
Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has created a
new subsidiary, RAI Innovations Company, focused on
product development, innovation and commercializa
tion of next-generation vapor and nicotine products.
Carolyn C. Hanigan will join the RAI organization
as president of RAI Innovations on Jan. 19. Hanigan has
20 years of experience in consumer packaged goods
companies, including Mars Inc., Nestle, The Clorox
Company and Kraft Nabisco Foods* Most recently, she
was vice president of consumer marketing at Swander
Pace Capital, a private-equity firm with holdings in con
sumer products companies.
"Product innovation has long been a hallmark of
RAI's operating companies," said Susan M. Cameron,
RAI's president and chief operating officer. "By central
izing new-product development in these areas, we will
be able to drive speed to market with new products
across a range of platforms and more efficiently meet
the preferences of consumers in a rapidly evolving mar
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State Internship Program applications
Gov. Pat McCrory invites college students in North
Carolina to apply for the State of N.C. Internship
Program for Summer 2016.
"The State Internship Program provides students an
opportunity to develop their skills and learn about pub
lic service while gaining real workplace experiendfe,"
McCrory said. "I encourage college students to take
advantage of this unique internship opportunity."
The governor's Youth Advocacy & Involvement
Office (YAIO), within the N.C. Department of
Administration, is accepting applications postmarked
by Jan. 15,2016.
Internships will occur May 24 through July 29,
2016. To be eligible, the applicant must be a permanent
North Carolina resident and attend a college, university,
law school, technical institute, or community college.
Visit YAIO online for a full list of eligibility require
ments. For more information, please visit the Youth
Advocacy A Involvement Office online or contact the
program coordinator, Candace Dudley, at 919-807
N.C. Black Rep's celebration
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will
present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Celebration on Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Arts Council
Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. Admission is free with
three non-perishable food items. The N.C. Black Rep, the
first and oldest professional African-American theatre
company in the state, will be hosting performances by
local talent. For more information, contact 336-723-2266.
WSSU 2016 Day of Service Read-In
Winston Salem State University will host its annual
community service event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 16, in room 207 of the Donald J. Reaves
Student Center at Winston Salem State University, 601
South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The event is part of
the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
and promotes King's legacy of service, literacy and com
munity empowerment to children ages 4-10. Those inter
ested in volunteering for the event must register at
http://tinyurl.com/mlkdaybuddy. Volunteers are required
to attend the volunteer orientation session 6:30 p.m. today
(Thursday, Jan. 14), also in room 207 of the student cen
HandsOn Northwest North Carolinais partnering with
WSSU on this event. Each child will be matched up with
a "service buddy," and will participate in variety of activ
ities focused on different topics. To register, go to
N.C. NAACP headed to MLK's church in Atlanta
The NC NAACP and Forward Together Movement
will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to hear the Rev. Dr. Barber
preach the National King Day sermon at the historic
Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King co-pastored
from 1960 until his death in 1968. A bus from Durham
will transport participants to hear the sermon, as well as to
visit historic museums in the area. The bus will depart 8
am., Sunday, Jan. 17 from Durham, NC and return 6 a.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 19. Tickets are priced at $130 and include
cost for the round trip bus fare and hotel room with a dou
ble occupancy. All payments are due. For more informa
tion about the event and registration, email ncnaacptrav
36th annual Noon Hour Commemoration
The 36th annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration
will be from noon to 2 pjn., Monday, Jan. 18 at the North
Main Hall of the Benton Convention Center, 301 West
Fifth St. This year's event will feature U.S. Rep. Alma
Adams of North Carolina's 12th District as the keynote
speaker, as well as performances by the Celebration
Community Choir undef the direction of Merideth Reid,
David Allen and Chris Farabee Jr. Also at the event, Beth
N. Hopkins, Nigel D. Alston and Rodney Sumler will be
honored with the MLK "Dare to Make a Difference"
Award in recognition of their efforts for human and civil
rights. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. Admission is
free of charge. MUtter D. Evans, former
owner and general manager of WAAA
Radio, is sponsoring the event. For
more information, contact MUtter D.
Evans at 336-971
.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day of Service
The Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Inc. will hold its second annual Martin Luther
King Jr. Day of Service project from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday,
Jan. 18 at the Carl Russell Recreation Center, 3521 Carver
School Road. The event will feature the Seasonal Wraps
Clothing Give-away, in which all types of clothing includ
ing hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, sweaters and other
seasonal wraps, will be given to children, teens and adults.
The event will also include the Academic Resources Fair,
at which representatives from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County School System will share information and advise
parents and students on achieving academic success. Hot
soup will be served. For more information on Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit
www.aka 1908 .com.
Daughters of Malcolm X to speak at WFU
At 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, Wake Forest University
and Winston-Salem State University will host
Ambassador Attallah Shabazz and Ilyasah Shabazz,
daughters of civil rights icons Malcolm X and Betty
Shabazz, as part of a major celebration to honor the legacy
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to commemorate the
1960 sit-in demonstration at Woolworth Department Store
in downtown Winston-Salem. It will be in Wait Chapel at
Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road. Wait
Chapel doors open at 6:15 p.m. and admission is free. The
theme of this year's program is "On Common Ground:
The Future is Dependent on Us" and highlights the call for
the next generation of leaders to help mend historical
divides and end systemic injustice. Dean of the College
Michele Gillespie will also speak. Topics will include an
exploration of the connection between King and Malcolm
X and a discussion on the current racial and political cli
mate in the U.S. For more information, contact the Wake
Forest Office of Multicultural Affairs
Winston<40, sponsored by the Winston-Salem
Chamber, will have an event today, Thursday, Jan. 14,
from 5 to 7 pjn. at Camel City BBQ Factory, 701 N.
Liberty St. The event is not just for people under age 40.
To register, go to www.winstonsalem.com and click on
the events calendar.
Plumbing: leaky connections class
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County will hold a
home maintenance class today, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6
to 8 p.m. at Habitat's Housing Education Center, 1023
West 14th St. Another session will be held from 1 to 3
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16. The class is open to the public and
features hands-on training on how to repair leaky bath,
kitchen, and washer connections. Upon completion of the
class, each participant will receive a tool for at-home
plumbing repairs like those demonstrated in the class.
Participants must register for the class and pay a $15 reg
istration fee. Registration can be completed online at
tion-form/ or by phflne at 336-765-8854 xl35.
UNC-TV presents Eva Clayton
UNC-TV will broadcast Biographical Conversations
with Eva Clayton, the first African-American woman to
represent North Carolina in Congress, today, Thursday,
Jan. 14 and on Jan. 21 at 10 pm. Over the course of her
lengthy career in public service, her body of work put her
in the company of other notable North Carolinians who
have told their life's stories in their own words as part of
the Biographical Conversations series. For more informa
tion, visit video.unctv.org/show/biographical-conversa
Puppeteer training for show
Korner's Folly would like to introduce new puppeteers
to its puppetry program. Interested individuals are asked
to come to a puppeteer training session today, Thursday,
Jan. 14,6 p.m., at 413 S. Main St., Kernersville. The pup
pet show is pre-recorded, so puppeteers are only responsi
ble for manipulating the rod puppets and are not responsi
ble for speaking or memorizing lines. The minimum age
requirement for participation as a puppeteer is 8 years old.
If you are interested in becoming a puppeteer, or would
like more information, contact Education Coordinator
Bobbie Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Club Foothills meeting
The Sierra Club will meet today, Thursday, Jan. 14 at
the Single Brothers Workshop, 10 Academy St. in Old
Salem. Marilyn McGee will describe the role coyotes play
in the ecosystem. McGee, the state representative for
Project Coyote, is a teacher at Poplar Springs Elementary
School in Stokes County. The meeting begins 6:30 p.m.
with a potluck meal, followed by announcements and the
presentation. All are welcome to the free event. For more
information, contact Cornelia Bare, 336- 409-2772 or
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The Winston-Salem Theater Alliance will be perform
ing "Bent" at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd.,
starting on Friday, Jan. IS, at 8 p.m. Other performances
are scheduled at the same time and location as follows:
Friday, Jan.IS; Saturday, Jan. 16; Wednesday, Jan. 20;
Thursday, Jan. 21; Friday, Jan. 22; Saturday, Jan.23.
Another performance will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
"Bent" highlights the conflicts faced by minorities during
the Holocaust and contains adult themes that may not be
suitable for young children. Tickets are $18 for adults and
$16 for students/seniors. Student Rush tickets are $14 and
are only available with a valid .student ID shown at the
door, five minutes before performances. There is also a $2
per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Theatre
Alliance Box Office on Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m., online
at www.wstheatrealliance.org, or by calling Brown Paper
Tickets at 800-838-3006. For more information, contact
Theatre Alliance at 336- 723-7777.
Raising dollars for scholars
The Winston-Salem State University Department of
Athletics is soliciting support for the inaugural
BOND .SCORE .WIN! - Raising Dollars for Scholars
fundraising event dedicated to the Rams male athletics
programs. The event will be Jan. 16 at 9 ajn. in the Gjand
Pavilion Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 460 N.
Cherry St. The breakfast event calls for men to join the
Rams for a morning of empowerment, unity, brotherhood
and bonding around guest speaker WSSU Alumnus
Stephen A. Smith, commentator of ESPN's "First Take."
For tickets, go to www.wssu.edu/tickets.
Kleur Essential Oils workshop
Mixologist and instructor Meghan Prior will lead an
essential oils workshop from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan.
16 at.the Kleur Shop on Sixth Street. The workshop aims
to teach participants the basics of the powerful aromatic,
topical and internal uses of essential oils, the science
behind them, and how to exercise their chemistries to cre
ate personalized mixtures. As part of the workshop, par
ticipants will learn'how to create effective, potent and
pure mixes, such as all-natural hand sanitizer. Sleepy
Time Blend, and Cold and Flu Bomb. Registration is
required and includes a $20 registration fee to cover the
cost of supplies. To request more information or to regis
ter, contact Meghan Prior at
email@example.com or 336-414-2143.
Singers needed for 'The Gospel According to
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company wel
comes the public to audition for its production of "The
Gospel According to Broadway" 6 pm., Monday, Jan. 18
at Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. Broadway
veteran Director/Choreographer Mabel Robinson and
Choral Arranger/Director Chapman Roberts will host the
audition. Amongst the roles currently available for audi
tions is the singing role of Jesus at the age of 12. All indi
viduals who wish to audition are asked to prepare a dra
matic Negro Spiritual and a strong gospel song which
exhibit range, power, improvisatory skills, quick study
skills, and ability to harmonize at will. All others are invit
ed to attend the performance March 17-20 at the Arts
Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. For additional
information, call the North Carolina Black Repertory
Company office at 336-723-2266 between the hours of 9
am. and 5 pm? Monday through Friday.
Scott Welbom, Polk County Extension Director and
Horticulture Agent, will be sharing the proper pruning
practices and equipment for many different types of plants
from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the
Arboretum Office in Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons
Road, Clemmons. The event is free, but registration is
required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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