JANUARY, 1966 THE COMPASS PAGE THREE X DEPARTMENTS ON PARADE 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 majors. 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. ENGLISH MAJOR AT WORK SPEECH LABORATORY CONFERENCE HOUR I Mr. Alexander Washington Offers Guidance Instructors Illustrate Creativity 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 FRENCH CLASS IN SESSION / Mr. Robert E. Duke Lectures AMATEUR DRAMATIST Moses Skinner and Geraldine Lewis SPEECH CLASS li Mr. Bernard Petersoti Demonstrates Speech Clinic Established 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 taneously. 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 therapist. 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 years.
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