North Carolina Newspapers

    JANUARY, 1966
Editor’s Note: Tbe purpose of this
section is to give the reader some
insight on the progress that Is be*
ini' made in ten major depart
ments. Two departments per edi
tion will be featured, mostly with
pictures telling the story.
Modern Language Department and its Activities
This week the Compass Staff
picked up their pads and pens
and went over to the Modern
Language Department to see what
they could find.
We found there a charming lady
Dr. Anne M. Henderson, who is
chairman of the department.
We talked with Dr. fienderson
for awhile and learned some very
interesting things about the. De
partment of Modern Language.
There arc, at the present, sev
enty-five majors in this depart-
nent, which is a considerable im
provement from the thirty-five it
began with.
The Modem Languages Depart
ment is pleased to know that over
half of the Elemrntary Education
majors have chosen English as a
field of concentration.
There are eleven instructors
in this department, including the
Dean of the College, Dr. William
E. Anderson. Some of the instruc
tors have done special research
which will help to make the De
partment of Modern Languages
more beneficial to the students.
They are--Mr. B. L. Peterson, Mrs
Helen Caldwell and of course the
chairman, Dr. Henderson.
Dr. Henderson stated that Dra
matics was one of the things of
which the department was very
proud. The Dramatics director is
Mr. B. L. Peterson.
The Department of Modem
Languages recognizes the impor
tance of language in a democracy
for both the general student and
the major. It, therefore, has two
objective*: (1) to teach all stu
dents to become literate, to read
with comprehension, to write
clearly, to listen critically and
to become articulate in speech
and (2) to train students to teach
English in the secondary school
or to continue their studies on
the graduate level.
After asking about the Modern
Language Department, and the
work they were doing to help the
college, we were told that the
department has an English Club
which takes part in all of the
school projects. The English Club
also joins hands with other de
partments, such as the Art Guild
in helping to carry out projects.
The Modem Language Department
sponsors an annual affair known
as The Literary Bowl in which
the Junior English majors will
compete with the Senior English
It was noted that the Modern
Language Department offers a non
teaching major for those who do
not want to become teachers.
The Department consists of
two laboratories; one of Foreign
Language and another of Reading.
The Foreign Language Lab is
headed by Mr. Robert Duke and
the Reading Laboratory by Mrs.
Hazel Spellman.
We asked Dr. Henderson if
there were any students who had
made outstanding recognition in
the department, and we were told
that a young man who is a fresh
man, Mr. James W. Jackson, has
written a poem that has been ac
cepted. This was of special in
terest to us because Mr. Jackson
happens to be one of our reporters
We understand that some of the
members on the faculty have done
some work in creative writing also
Truly, the Department of
Modern Language is on the move.
Mr. Alexander Washington Offers Guidance
It has been found that four instructors presently in the Modern
Languages Department have contributed more than thirty-two literary
pieces to the reading public. These persons are Mrs. Julia M. Hoff-
Mr, Bernard L. Peterson, Dr, William E. Anderson, and Mrs,
Dorothy J. Lee. These findings are based on information taken from
It^_Elizabeth City Log, a bulletin of faculty-staff creativity. The
jnformation in the Lo>g represents the creativity completed by those
®culty-staff members serving here during 1962*63 1963*64«
Mrs. Helen Caldwell Instructs
Elizabeth Strickland
Mr. Robert E. Duke Lectures
Moses Skinner and Geraldine Lewis
Mr. Bernard Petersoti Demonstrates
Speech Clinic
On Campus
The Speech Laboratory which
was established on the campus
during the second semester of the
school year 1963*64 is now oper
ating as an integral part of the
academic activities.
The clinic which is presently
centered in the Language Lab
oratory is designed to serve all
students of the college. Any stu
dent with major articulatory de
fects and, or other minor speech
deviations may apply for testing
and, consequent, enrollment if the
tests warrant this. Over the last
tour semesters the laboratory has
serviced over a hundred students.
Mrs, Caldwell is especially
pleased that many of the&e stu
dents applied themselves for en
rollment and have re-enrolled
over several semesters. She Is
also enthusiastic over the facili
ties of the Language Laboratory
which allows servicing of twelve
students at a time with five dif
ferent programs running simul
Mrs. Caldwell, the clinician
who works with the students,, is
a speech therapist trained at New
York University. She did her in
ternship at Bellevue Hospital,
where her special case was "a
charming little seven year old
stutterer.” She has been accep
ted to full membership in the
American Speech and Hearing
Association, the professional or-,
ganization for speech and hearing
She states that the field of
speech and hearing correction
offers immediate opportunities for
trained persons; she cites, as an
example that North Carolina,
which is late in employing cor-
rectionists for each school sy
stem, is having "much difficulty”
filling positions. Other states
such as New York, New Jersey,
and Maryland have employed
trained speech persons for many

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view