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Wednesday, October 11,1995
Greeks Rewarded for Service, GPAs
■ Chancellor Michael
Hooker presented awards at
the Excellence Ceremony.
BY JENNIFER BURLESON
Several fraternities and sororities at the
University received awards Tuesday in
recognition of their service and academic
achievements at the Fall 1995 Chapter
During the ceremony, Chancellor
Michael Hooker presented awards to Greek
organizations based on how hard their
members had worked during the 1994
spring semester to enhance scholarship,
community service, campus involvement
and sisterhood or brotherhood.
' In order to allow all 43 Greek organiza
■ tions an opportunity to receive awards, the
•campus chapters were divided into three
'.groups: small, medium and large. The di
visions were based on the number of chap
ter members. Awards were given in every
The groups recognized for Highest
, Chapter GPA, in order from smallest to
'largest, were Zeta Phi Beta with a GPA of
3.354, Lambda Chi Alpha with a GPA of
■ 3.117 and Kappa Delta with a GPA of
The award for Most Improved Chapter
; GPA went to Zeta Phi Beta with an im
provement of .701, Delta Sigma Phi with
an improvement of .222 and Delta Zeta
with an improvement of. 149.
Awarded the Most Community Service
Hours were Zeta Phi Beta with 68.3 hours
per member, Chi Psi with 14 hours per
member and Chi Omega with 44.5 hours
Plaques for Most Members Involved on
Campus went to Kappa Alpha Psi and
Alpha Phi Alpha for 100 percent involve
ment, Chi Psi with 83 percent involvement
and Chi Omega with 85 percent involve
Zeta Phi Beta received three awards in
the small division. Chapter President
Twanda Jones said her sorority had four
Pine Knolls Family Resource Provides Community Haven
BY KELLY GARDNER
For more than a year now, the Pine
Knolls Family Resource Center has been
dedicated to improving the Johnson Street
community in Carrboro by trying to pro
vide a safe family atmosphere forthe area’s
“We’re trying to help folks get resources
they need to help the youth grow up in a
community they are pretty proud of,” said
. Pine Knolls Coordinator Tiffany Price.
Ihe ain function of the community
center, v, rich was set up in September
1994 with a $75,000 grant awarded by
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back and straightened it out,” Cunningham
Speaker of Congress Roy Granato said
the accounting procedure would revert back
to the way it was before SAFO changed its
procedures. “We will go back to our origi
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Cunningham said there was a specific
student code that must be followed. “The
student code has specific procedures for
calculating how much money we have
each semester,” he said.
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Chancellor Michael Hooker presents Twanda Jones, president of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, with the Most Improved
Chapter GPA award as her sorority sister, Traci Currie, looks on at the UNC Chapter Excellence Awards held Tuesday.
members last spring.
“We were working in an environment
where other sororities and fraternities were
much larger than us,” she said. “We put a
lot of effort in letting people know we are
Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter President
Johnnie Artis said, “I guess one of the
things we look for when we initiate new
members is diversity. We look for people
who do things outside of academics, but
we also stress academics.”
Gov. Jim Hunt, was to give residents a
place to come for assistance and share
ideas, Price said.
Price also said there was a lot for the
people of Carrboro to learn about the Pine
Knolls community and its history.
“It (the Pine Knolls community) used to
have a crime-ridden reputation, probably
up until six months ago; but during the past
year, many people have been workinghard
in getting the place safe again,” she said.
With a police substation operating out
of the Resource Center, community police
officers along with a full-time staff of
social workers, volunteers and residents—
are working to help make the Pine Knolls
Under rules of the student code, con
gress can allocate only 50 percent of the
available balance with a majority vote.
After that, three-fourths of the members of
congress must approve an allocation.
By including spring fee money in the
calculation of the total balance, congress
will be able to work with $58,750 in avail
able funds for the semester.
Darling calculated the available balance
for the fall semester by relying on the cash
on hand in the treasury. The estimated
budget for the 1995-1996 school year
amounts to $117,500 which breaks down
to $58,750 a semester. Student Congress
only had $11,331 appropriated for the se
mester which left a void of $47,419.
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He said his fraternity had been involved
with a variety of community service pro
grams . They have been involved with prison
visits, an extensive mentorprogram and an
annual contribution of SI,OOO to the Mar
tin Luther King Scholarship.
“We like to think we have one of the
best chapters on this campus,” Artis said.
“We have five members now. With small
numbers we do big things.”
Chi Omega has had extensive involve
ment with Habitat for Humanity, said
community safer, Price said.
One project the Resource Center is fo
cusing on is the Pine Knolls Youth Coun
“The Youth Council is such an active
group. Here the kids are just so desperate to
be involved in doing something positive,
we’ve made that a main focus over the last
couple of months,” Price said.
Last month the Youth Council applied
for a SI,OOO grant from the state through
the Youth Advisory Council that would go
toward helping the youth in the commu
“There is already a basketball court, but
they want things like uniforms and equip
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would be available to students, faculty and
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According to Lyons, the experience at
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“There are many ways we can take
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Ashleigh Baucom, chapter president.
“I think it’s important for all the girls to
be well rounded,” she said. “It’s important
to contribute to the community.”
This is the second time this ceremony
has taken place, said Director of Greek
Affairs Ron Binder. It will occur each se
“It rewards our chapters for how well
they fulfill our foundingprinciples, ” Binder
said. “These are the chapters that are doing
ment,” she said. “The other half of the
money is going toward setting up a Young
Brothers/Young Sisters Club, which will
put out a newsletter especially for African
Besides the Youth Council, the center
offers other programs, such as tutoring.
Volunteers also help in programs like rape
crisis, sexual abuse prevention and on-site
counseling. The center is also working to
start more programs for older teens, in
cluding ways to get minority scholarships.
“We’re really in a programming phase,
and we’re taking things one at a time and
really trying to get some more things
gram is in the forefront. Hands-on learning
is where it’s at.”
Several groups have been through the
low challenge course including physical
education classes, a group of resident ad
visers and a student leadership group.
Pomerantz himself has led a class through
the course. “I think its great,” he said. “I
know the class thoroughly enjoyed it."
Lyons said Carolina Adventures was
on its way to being well-established and
recognized throughout the University com
munity. He said his vision for the future
included offering outdoor trips around the
world and starting a freshman orientation
program. “It’s a continually developing
and growing program,” he said.
Urban Poverty Expert
To Lecture Tonight
BY HANNAH HEISHMAN
William Julius Wilson, Lucy Flower
University professor of sociology and pub
lic policy and director of the Center for the
Study of Urban Inequality at the Univer
sity of Chicago, will speak at 8 p.m. tonight
in Memorial Hall as the first lecturer in the
Frank Porter Graham Lecture series.
“The New Urban Poverty and the Re
treat from Public Policy” is the topic of
The lecture is free and open to the
Wilson also will lead a discussion about
the future of affirmative action from 2 - 4
p.m. today in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall.
Leon Fink, a professor in the history
department, said Wilson was one of the
foremost commentators on poverty and
He is an urban sociologist who has
received many public prizes and academic
awards, including 20 Honorable Doctor
GAA Student Members
Rewarded on T-Shirt Day
When student members of the UNC
General Alumni Association paid their
sl2 dues they got more than just a mem
Students who wore their membership
T-shirts Tuesday were eligible to win one
of 70 prizes which were distributed ran
domly by the GAA.
Student Membership Director Wendy
Dupree said the T-shirt day was a way to
promote student involvement in the GAA.
“It was a way to get everyone involved and
do something fun with the program,”
Throughout the day, Student Member
ship Program staff members gave out prizes.
Members seen wearing the T-shirts around
campus won anything from a dinner for
two at the Carolina Club to gift certificates
from Ben and Jerry’s to Carolina baseball
caps. Senior Casey Pritchard, of Mount
Airy, won the grand prize of two round
trip tickets to anywhere Midway Airlines
Pritchard said she planned to use the
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While the gift was given to the College
of Arts and Sciences, students in other
schoolswouldalso benefit, said Joy Starnes,
co-chairwoman of the Senior Class Gift
Committee. Since all students are in the
General College for their first two years,
the improvements made in the advising
system will benefit all undergraduates.
Speed Hallman, director of communi
cations for Arts and Sciences, said the Arts
and Sciences Foundation suggested the
plan to the committee. The foundation has
continued to work with the 14-member gift
committee throughout the design process.
“We were gratified that they chose our
proposal, but we also want to say how
impressed we’ve been with the seniors this
year,” Hallman said.
Cross expressed similar thoughts. “We
want the Qass of ’96 to know how grateful
the College (of Arts and Sciences) is for
choosing the advising program for this
gift,” he said.
The gift accomplished several things,
Cross said. “The monetary award is im
portant, but it also sends a message to the
advisers that the University and College
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He has been involved with some of the
top organizations and institutions that have
dealt with poverty. He has written several
books, including “The Declining Signifi
cance of Race” and “The Truly Disadvan
“I think it is going to be very topical and
very controversial as well,” Fink said.
“He’s wading into a veritable minefield
of current political controversy.”
The Frank Porter Graham Lecture se
ries is newly endowed.
“Graham felt the very freedom of the
University should be tied to the problems
of the poor in the society,” Fink said.
“The lecture series is dedicated to the
problem ofpoverty, eitherinbody orspirit.”
The series was established in 1994 by
John Taylor McMillan of Raleigh, a 1960
His father was a cousin of Frank Porter
Graham, UNC president from 1930 to
1949 and U.S. senator from 1949 until
This is the only planned lecture at this
tickets for a trip over Spring Break. “I went
to Europe last summer, and I’d really like
to go back,” she said.
This is the first year the GAA has had a
student membership. The 1,900 students
who have joined the Association receive a
T-shirt, issues of the Carolina Alumni Re
view, coupons and the chance to partici
pate in various classes for their sl2 annual
The GAA provides assistance to stu
dents in job hunting through their new
program, a self-defense class and time
management workshop. “I joined the
Alumni Association to use their facilities
to get started in my career, ” Pritchard said.
Dupree said the idea of involving cur
rent students in alumni associations was
catching on quickly at other universities
across the country. She said she thought
the program at UNC would benefit stu
“We’ve been involved with students
previously, but now we’ve really opened
our doors,” Dupree said.
Students can still join the GAA, but
they will have to pay the sl2 fee for the
1995-96 school year.
(of Arts and Sciences) value advising. It
gives the advisers something to strive for.”
The planning process had already caused
a “healthy debate about advising,” said
Dean Hondros, co-chairman of the gift
An important part of the gift was the
personal impact seniors would have on the
advising process, said David Tayloe, a
senior marshall. “I’m just glad that, in
stead of just giving money, we’re working
to help improve the advising system itself. ”
Now that the gift plans have been an
nounced, the committee must recruit sup
port from the senior class. The size of the
monetary gift will depend on the amount
of money raised. The gift committee and
the Office of Development would begin a
telephone fundraising campaign in Janu
ary, said Donna Sigmon, Young Alumni
director for the Office of Development.
“In years past we have had 20 to 25
percent participation from the senior class.
We definitely want to get that number up
as high as we can,” she said.
Committee members were trying to set
an example, said Don Ward, a senior
marshall. “We have all individually given.
We believe in it enough to give out of our