NOVEMBER. 1965 THE COMPASS PAGE THREE 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 year. 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 audio-visual materials. 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. f Ceramics DR. DE GREGORIO INSTRUCTS Biology Department 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. Thomas. 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 Earnestine Rountree. 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 ciation. 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.
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