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The Daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1929-1943, October 11, 1995, Page 4, Image 4

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4 Wednesday, October 11,1995 Greeks Rewarded for Service, GPAs ■ Chancellor Michael Hooker presented awards at the Excellence Ceremony. BY JENNIFER BURLESON STAFF WRITER Several fraternities and sororities at the University received awards Tuesday in recognition of their service and academic achievements at the Fall 1995 Chapter Excellence Ceremony. 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 division. 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 3.199. 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 per member. 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 ment. 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 STAFF WRITER 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 residents. “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 FUNDING FROM PAGE 3 no longer matched the code so we went back and straightened it out,” Cunningham said. 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 nal process,” Granato said. “We are oper ating the same way we always have.” 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. t~Ti HENDERSON f , "AIIABC I ■■C'pRPFTH "AIIABC I Permits! I ■dlKttiH Permits!! I— -108 Henderson St. LhapelHill 942-8440 Off-Campus SUMMER School * 1996 * * Earn UNC Credit v * SEVILLE Spanish 21-53 FVofessor Larry King f |C LONDON / > ' - Edci 199/Engl 46A . Ar ". V. / r FYofessor K King | Nk \ a Professor G. Links ] GERMANY/BELGIUM ‘ Busi 193A/1938 UlSp Professor D Elvers 200 Pettigrew Hall 966 4364 1 Jmk WSi ..#MWBs| . ,s':‘ ‘ j'jl V.' a.’ ■ ' 5 AISS|BB[SE I, ... , ~, _ OTH/KELLY BROWN 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 on campus.” 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. UNIVERSITY & CITY 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 cil. “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 nity. “There is already a basketball court, but they want things like uniforms and equip OUTDOOR ROPES FROM PAGE 3 periodicals and videos. He also said full service equipment rental looked probable in the program’s future. The equipment would be available to students, faculty and staff at the lowest possible rates, he said. According to Lyons, the experience at Carolina Adventures is about self-discov ery and group cohesiveness. He said its alternative education focused on develop ing teamwork and facing individual fears. “There are many ways we can take what we learned here,” Lyons said. “It allows groups and individuals to recognize a lot about themselves. This type of pro Romano’s Pizza Kitchen Past, free Delivery • 929-5005 Pizza made from scratch * Delicious Italian dinners /OS§mT * Mouthwatering sandwiches Lunch & Dinner jE Don’t forget! Every time you enjoy a meal from Romano’s, we will make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House and the American Red Cross! CENTER FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES THE^UNIVERSm^NORTh^AROLJNA^CHAPELHILL Robert h. Stein Dean of the School of Social Sciences Professor In the Department of Political Science Rice University ok: Why Do Quasi-Markets for Urban Services Work? The Role of Decision Heuristics Octets, 11, ms at Cok|mk Rp©h • Centex foi lUla*. 4 fcgLofutt SUJOe* Hiekeu&h. Houte • 102 Battle La*u CAMPUS BOX #3410 • HICKERSON HOUSE - CHAPEI HILL, NC 27599-3410 , PHONE |919) 962-3074 • FAX (919) 962-2518 • E-MAIL: BROUGH.CURSOMHS.UNC.EDU 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 mester. “It rewards our chapters for how well they fulfill our foundingprinciples, ” Binder said. “These are the chapters that are doing excellent work.” 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 Americans.” 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 started.” 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 STAFF WRITER 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 Wilson’s speech. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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 public policy. He is an urban sociologist who has received many public prizes and academic awards, including 20 Honorable Doctor ates. GAA Student Members Rewarded on T-Shirt Day BYMARISA FERGUSON STAFF WRITER When student members of the UNC General Alumni Association paid their sl2 dues they got more than just a mem bership card. 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,” Dupree said. 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 flies. Pritchard said she planned to use the SENIOR CLASS FROM PAGE 1 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 JAR HEEL SPORTS SHORTS TODAY AT CAROLINA! Softball vs. Louisburg 3:oopm at Finley Field Men’s Soccer vs. Davidson 7:oopm at Fetzer Field adidas T-shirts thrown into the stands for each Carolina goal! adidas and Eurosport door prizes awarded! Students & Faculty Admitted FREE w/ID! 1 lOKIKKA (TSuper Haircut] ■ NOW ONLY $6.95 w/coupon Ep. 11/31/95 j B HOURS: m-f Oam • Bpm I Sat. 9am • 6pm | Sun. 12pm-spm | (located off of 15-501) j (Eljr Saily (Ear Herl 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 taged.” “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 University graduate. His father was a cousin of Frank Porter Graham, UNC president from 1930 to 1949 and U.S. senator from 1949 until 1950. This is the only planned lecture at this time. 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 dues. 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 dents. “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 committee. 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 own pockets.”

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