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DEPARTMENTS ON PARADE
Editor’s Note: The purpose of this
section is to give the reader some
insight on the progress that is be
ing made in ten major depart
ments. Two departments per edi
tion will be featured, mostly with
pictures telling the story.
Scenes from Art Department's Summer '65 Workshop
Dr. Vincent J. de Gregorio is
chairman of the Art Department.
He has held this position since the
beginning of the 1963-64 school
The Art Department, at the pre
sent has twenty-two majors. There
are no tutors because it is felt that
they are not needed in the field.
There are two instructors in the
department with Dr. de Gregorio.
Mrs. Frances Stuart is an instruc
tor in Ceramics, Arts and Crafts,
Principles of Art. Fundamentals of
Design, and Elementary Sculpture.
Mr. Albert Lee instructs Lettering
and Poster Design, Advanced De
sign, Costume Design, and Com
position Art. Dr. de Gregorio’s
classes are The History of Art, Art
Appreciation, Elementary Paint
ing, Water Color Painting, Ele
mentary Painting, and Intermediate
Sculpture. Mrs. Stuart and Mr. Lee
are Practical Artists and Dr. de
Gregorio is a Practical Artist and
an Art Historian.
Many projects arc being planned
for this school year. They are:
(1) The English Club and Religious
Activities will present The Christ
mas Story on December 9. This
will consist of slides and talks.
(2) Next semester, the Department
would like to continue the Student
Art Exhibition Program if it is
approved. It will cover various
parts of North Carolina in places
never having any form of an art
curriculum. From four to five
schools will be selected within
short distances from the College.
There will not only be an ex
hibition arrangement but practical
workshops where a member of
the staff will describe and demon
strate methods of Arts and Crafts.
(3) The third project will be in
connection with the Lighthouse.
It will promote Arts and Crafts
exhibitions work by ECSC non-
Art majors and members of the
college staff (faculty, administra
tion, and others) not affiliated with
the Art Department. (4) The fourth
is a larger and extensive Student
Art Exhibition during the 1966
Fine Arts Festival and also have
practical demonstrations of various
Arts and Crafts. (5) On May 2, the
Art Guild and the English Club
will sponsor a panel discussion in
the Lighthouse on the topic “Ex
pression in Art and Literature.”
The Art Guild is a club affi
liated with the Art Department.
The officers are President, Ru
dolph Brown; Vice President, Mel
vin Askew; Secretary, Bonnie
Harp; Treasurer, Joyce Grantham;
and Reporter, Doris Bell.
An effort is being made in the
classes of Art Appreciation and
in The History of Art to use more
Dr. de Gregorio remarked, “The
Art Department is very much
awaiting the completion of the
new building. It will house the
new Art Department. We are
looking forward with great expec
tation to its completion. It will
cause enrollment in the Depart
ment to increase.”
The Art Department has more
students this year than previously.
All of the classes are getting lar
ger. Tliere is an interest not only
from the majors but from a non-
majors’ point of view.
Ed. Note: Reference In to the Classroom
BulldliiK, now under construction.
DR. DE GREGORIO INSTRUCTS
MRS. THOMAS SHOWS HOW IT IS DONE
Johnson and Edna Brown
The Microscopic World
Dr. Khan is head of the Bio
logy Department. Assistants in the
department are Dr. Cooke, Mrs.
Muldrow, Mrs. Franklin and Mrs.
In the field of Biology there are
fifty majors and five tutors. Their
purposes are to help majors pre
pare and to become better equipped
to help themselves as well as to
improve their grades. The tutors
are: Carol Ashe, Leo McNeil,
Edna Brown, Curtis Turnage, and
The projects that are now being
worked on are classified under
five categories: (1) Survey of Ana-
baena in Pasquotank County, (2)
Effects of cigarette extracts, (3)
Effects of new chemicals on Neu-
rospora, (4) Effects of Plant Hor
mone, Neurospora, and (5) Extrac
tion and cultivation of soil Ana-
baena. These are being done by
student assistants under ihe super
vision of the faculty members.
The jobs offered to Biology
majors other than teaching are:
jobs with the government, work in
medical laboratories, research,
work in medical science, dentist-
rists, and Botany.
The faculty members in the
Biology Department have applied
for the Secondary Science Training
Program (High School Science
Teachers), Inservice Institute (High
School students), and the Match
ing Grant for equipment.
The association to which the
Science Club belongs is the North
Carolina Academy of Science. Wil
liam Ruffin and Carol Ashe have
applied for a grant from this asso
On April 4, 1966, the Biology
Department will be honored by a
visit from Dr. F. G. Hall, Pro
fessor of Physiology.
Dr. Khan was happy to say that
this year, none of the students
in the Biology Department are on
probation and a dozen have ap
peared on the Honor Roll.